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    Updated on Jun 23, 2020. Posted on Jun 20, 2020

    20 TV Characters That Rubbed Us The Wrong Way At First But Slowly Became Our Faves

    We really thought these characters would irk us forever before they transformed.

    Recently we asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which TV character started off as the worst but then slowly became the best. You guys had a lot of opinions! So here are 20 more characters that you all hated at first before you ended up loving them.

    1. Paris Geller from Gilmore Girls

    WB

    "Paris starts off as annoying but certainly becomes more likable."

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    2. Dr. Cox from Scrubs

    NBC

    "He started out a condescending asshole, but after Season 1 you can see that he really cares. Even when he is prickly."

    asrianam

    3. Regina from Once Upon A Time

    ABC

    "Everyone started off hating her for being the Evil Queen, but by the end she was one of the most loved characters on the show!"

    kc05

    4. Ben from Never Have I Ever

    Netflix

    "He went from tormenting Devi to being the sweetest, most vulnerable character. It’s clear he liked her all along but was too concerned with keeping up appearances. Can't wait for next season!"

    ghoulsandgears

    5. Asher Millstone from How To Get Away With Murder

    ABC

    "At first he comes off as a total douche who you expect to be anti-gay and sexist, but as the series progresses you find out he’s such a good ally. He’s funny, has a big heart, and always wants to do the right thing."

    ariarose157

    6. April Kepner from Grey's Anatomy

    ABC

    "She was the MOST annoying character on Grey's Anatomy at first. But her arc with Jackson was the only thing that made it worth watching after Season 11. I was so devastated after they wrote her off the show."

    olgamakoed

    7. Ice King from Adventure Time

    Cartoon Network

    "He starts off as just this gross jerk that kidnaps princesses, but then you find out his whole backstory. I love how he took care of Marceline when she was a kid! We learn about everything he lost and so do the characters on the show so they change how they view him too."

    clairmonde

    8. Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl

    CW

    "He started out a sleazy ass who was afraid of commitment, but by the last season he was one of my favorite characters."

    grace87

    9. Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad

    AMC

    "I would add Jesse Pinkman! Easy to see why."

    jkrause9114

    10. Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl

    CW

    "She didn't start out as likeable. She was a popular, stuck-up snob who somehow grew and had major character development. In the end, she was my favorite!"

    glitteratti

    11. Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead

    AMC

    "He started off as a total asshole who only cared about his brother, and now he’s a leader who would do anything to protect those around him, even if he barely knows them. He’s the best judge of character I’ve seen."

    aadler023

    12. Schmidt from New Girl

    FOX

    "I thought he was going to be a really annoying douche from the beginning, but he slowly became the best, funniest, and most quotable character on the show in such a great and gradual way. I hardly noticed how much I was starting to like him and then by the end I loved him! He became such a wonderful and supportive husband to CeCe and a truly amazing stay-at-home father for Ruth."

    jb1001

    13. Spike from Buffy

    WB

    "He was a lovable bad guy in the beginning anyway, but he really had so much character development."

    allison0702

    14. Pam Poovey from Archer

    Hulu

    "Starting out, you think she's the typical HR office Karen, but then she gets more and more badass over the seasons."

    perenti

    15. Toby from This Is Us

    NBC

    "Maybe an unpopular opinion, but I couldn't stand him in the beginning and found him to be too pushy and irritating. But I have grown to love him as the seasons have gone on. Especially watching him come to terms with being the father of a child who is blind. He has his faults of course, but he's got a great sense of humor, and it's very clear he loves his family."

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    16. Morgan from The Good Doctor

    ABC

    "She went from being the literal worst to having a great redemption arc and is now one of my favorite characters on the show. She seems to just be getting better and better the more you understand her."

    yitzyzraven73

    17. Hank from Breaking Bad

    AMC

    "I was not a fan of his until the 'last' episode, and then I found myself ugly-crying."

    kepredo

    18. Scorpia from She-Ra

    Netflix

    "She’s actually voiced by the actress who plays Dina in Superstore. She starts out as a typical antagonist but progresses so much in the series. I love her."

    ericag476c06e05

    19. Wesley Wyndam-Pryce from Angel

    WB

    "Utterly annoying, smarmy, and spineless! He was just all-around painful to watch. After the switch from Buffy to Angel, his character arc is one of the best of all time."

    daisydee

    20. Dr. Kelso from Scrubs

    NBC

    "He was supposed to be the bad guy early on: a jerk that treated people like crap. But honestly? By Season 2, he was easily one of my favorite characters. He'd either interrupt others' conversations with a quick one-liner or deliver hysterical facial expressions without saying a word. When you think of the funniest lines or scenes from the show, Kelso is always a big part of 'em!"

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    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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