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29 TV And Movie Characters People Used To Love But Now Kinda Hate

Yes, Ross Gellar is included.

We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which TV and movie characters they used to love but now hate. Here are some of their responses!

1. Edward Cullen from Twilight.

Summit Entertainment

"When I was younger I definitely thought it was all amazing and true love but looking back it's the epitome of creepsville. He watches her sleep and is super controlling...why was this sold to young kids as the ultimate romance? It's not romantic! It's red flags for Bella to get the hell out."


2. Lucas Scott from One Tree Hill.

The CW

"As much as I love the show, I really struggle re-watching the earlier seasons because of him. His treatment of most of the women on the show is shameful but what bothers me the most is he's still supposed to be 'the nice guy.'"


3. Nick Parker and Elizabeth James from The Parent Trap.

Walt Disney Pictures

"I thought OMG they’re meant to be...but um, they split up and instead of being adults and sharing custody they just said 'HERE, YOU TAKE ONE KID I’LL TAKE THE OTHER!?!?' And never cared to try to check on the other twin or tell the other twin about THEIR TWIN?? Garbage parenting, immature decisions. Terrible people."


4. Severus Snape from Harry Potter.

Warner Brothers

"As a kid I took the 'big twist' hook, line, and sinker. As an adult, he's a creepy stalker who couldn't get over his childhood crush and emotionally abuses the majority of his students."

– Liz Artlip via Facebook

5. Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City.


"I was in high school when the show was at its prime and thought she was really chic, funny and smart. I wanted a friendship group like the one they all had. Re-watching episodes though, I realised how horrible a friend Carrie was. Everything was always about her, and despite what was going on with the others, she always made it about her. The episode where she makes Charlotte feel guilty for not selling her engagement ring to give Carrie the cash for her apartment infuriates me. That's not Charlotte's problem or responsibility. Carrie sort of sucks."


6. Ross Gellar from Friends.


"He used to be funny and it was sweet when he was trying to get with Rachel in the early episodes, but then he started to get annoying, selfish, and clingy and that made him seem creepy. None of his jokes are funny anymore, they’re just rude or annoying."


7. Serena van der Woodsen from Gossip Girl.

The CW

"When I first watched Gossip Girl in high school, Serena was the IT girl, the girl every 16-year-old wanted to be, but when I watched it in college, I realised that Serena is the type of person who is handed everything, and she’s got an entitlement issue. But unlike Blair, she refuses to recognise it or to try and fix it. Instead, she claims that she’s changing and becoming a better person while doing the same crap and expecting the same easy treatment and for everyone to fall at her feet and do her bidding. Ultimate sheep in wolf’s clothing."


8. Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones.


"I loved her so much when I first watched GoT, but when I re-watched the show again I was a bit older and noticed a lot more. I just don't like what happened to her character in the later seasons. To me I got this feeling that she thought she was better than some because of who she was, especially in the later seasons and especially when she met Jon. I also feel like she demands respect from anyone that she meets because of her last name and all her titles without doing anything to earn that respect from them. Idk it just rubs me the wrong way."


9. Rachel Berry from Glee.


"When the series first started, I thought that she was a very ambitious girl, who had her heart set on her dreams. As the series progressed and she threw tantrums about having solos and saw everyone as lesser than her, she got more annoying. Then when she got her dream Broadway role of Fanny Brice, she quit because Santana was her understudy! Girl that’s your dream role and Santana’s just an UNDERSTUDY."


10. Tony Stark from the MCU movies.

Marvel / Disney

"I grew up with the Iron Man movies but as I actually started paying attention, he’s really bad to the other characters; not a good mentor to Peter Parker when you look at it in detail, impulsive, a bit misogynistic, and for some reason he’s still very loved for it. Sure, he has trauma, but it’s at a point where he can’t excuse his behaviour with it anymore."


11. Matt Murdock from Daredevil.


"Charlie Cox does an awesome job portraying him, but the way that Matt treats his friends, especially Karen, rubs me the wrong way. He looks down on her, belittles her ability to protect herself and started dating Elektra during what I assumed was a confusing time in their relationship. I hope they never get back together. And don’t get me started with Foggy. He didn’t even show up to what was their biggest case (Frank Castle) and had the audacity to defend himself when Foggy got upset."


12. Fiona Gallagher from Shameless.


"Fiona Gallagher from Shameless has changed but not necessarily in the best way.....I mean when she started cheating on her ex-boyfriend with his brother, and Liam getting into the cocaine was awful. Plus when she wanted to be guardian of the kids, the judge warned her she’d be giving up her life to take care of them forever! Now she has become selfish. Liam is still a kid and she isn’t even around to take care of him. Let’s not forget she ghosted her ex-husband when they were together, for Sean who's a total liar and drug addict who was using drugs almost the entire time they were together! Plus she would only go to V, her best friend, whenever SHE needed to talk not when V needed to!"


13. Will Schuester from Glee.


"Now as I’m watching the show again, I realise he’s kind of a bad character. The way he dealt with Emma Pillsbury’s OCD was awful, and he gets too involved in his students’ personal lives. Also, in season five, he sang Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke, which is a pretty inappropriate song to sing with high schoolers."


14. Archie Andrews from Riverdale.

The CW

"I used to like his character, but in the second season he just got so annoying. He thought the Black Hood was only after people he cared about because he knew the people who got killed/shot, when like pretty much everyone in the town knew them too. The Red Circle group just annoyed me so much! It’s not his job to be doing that! The Black Hood wasn’t even after him. He is just so self-centred TBH."


15. J.D. from Scrubs.


"Easily my favourite show to re-watch because the I found the characters in the early seasons quirky and relatable. I realised over the years that while Elliot and Turk mature and get their careers and personal lives in order, J.D. is stuck being a large man-child who can't seem to see that his main-character ego is getting in his way. The way he clings to Turk and goes hot and cold with Elliot on a constant basis is exhausting. When he finally figures out that he has some serious growing up to do, he backtracks in the same episode and returns to being that whiney man-child. His faults went from endearing to infuriating way too fast."


16. Elena Gilbert from The Vampire Diaries.

The CW

"She was a hypocrite 99% of the time and she was in danger for the ENTIRE duration of the show. When her friends tried to save her, innocent bystanders like her friends and other people would get hurt."


17. Octavia Blake from The 100.

The CW

"I used to love her. She was the most badass character with a great character arc who just wanted peace and unity and then this season happened. Somehow six years of leadership and being trapped in a bunker with people that hated each other turned her into an unforgiving, ruthless, cold dictator whose motto is 'everyone who is not with us is against us'. Her own brother had to take her out because she became too dangerous."


18. Jim Halpert from The Office.


"I actually don't like Jim as much as I used to. When I first watched The Office, I thought he was this cool, down-to-earth guy who was in love. Now looking back, I think his pranks are sometimes annoying and/or cruel, his humour is sarcastic (he can be TOO sarcastic at times), and he doesn't communicate with Pam, e.g.; when Michael dated Pam's mom, Jim kept it from her, when Jim bought a house for the two of them, he kept it a secret (though this wasn't SUPER terrible, what if she didn't like it?), and when Jim wanted to pursue his dream, he dipped into their life savings without asking her."


19. Ariel from The Little Mermaid.

Walt Disney

"The Little Mermaid was one of my favourite movies as a child, but when I watched it as an adult it was so bad. Many 16-year-olds are convinced they're in love and would do something dumb like give up their voice to be with their 'love' but most of them have at least said two words to the person first."


20. Lilly Aldrin from How I Met Your Mother.


"She’s kinda hypocritical about other girls, she’s manipulative by breaking up Ted’s relationships, and is extremely selfish. I mean she puts her and Marshall in an unbelievable amount of debt but gets mad when Marshall wants to pursue his dream. She’s the biggest narcissist on the show which is crazy because the show is full of them."


21. Ferris Bueller from Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Paramount Pictures

"When I was a kid, he was suave, cool, and rebellious. The ultimate idea of what being a teenager was supposed to be like. Then I watched the movie as an adult and man, he's just a manipulative jerk who's consumed with his own self-interest. He lies outlandishly and thinks that's the best skill ever."


22. Phoebe Halliwell from Charmed.

The WB

"When I was younger I idolised her as a beautiful and empowered woman who would do anything for love. Now that I'm older I see her as someone who's willing to step on anyone, including her own sisters, for the sake of HER happiness and constantly abusing her abilities for personal gain."


23. Ron Weasley from Harry Potter.

Warner Brothers

"I used to think of him as the funny sidekick but after rereading/re-watching Harry Potter, he's such a jerk. He's very unsupportive of his friends; negging Hermione, being jealous of Harry's difficult life, and still thinks of himself as Harry's best friend just because he's a guy, when Hermione is providing all of the emotional support, as well as standing up for her beliefs at the same time.

"Ron abandons ship whenever things get difficult, is possessive over his sister even though it's up to her who she dates, and he's really not that funny. He also comes from a really loving, supportive family so has no excuses for his behaviour, unlike say perhaps Harry or Malfoy and some of the others who are much more conflicted. He's just a loser and I'm sad that J.K. Rowling eventually paired him off with Hermione who can do far better."


24. Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls.

The WB

"I loved her when I first started watching Gilmore Girls. She started off quite sweet and funny but she's basically a trash person when you really think about it – literally cheats on almost all her boyfriends (petty sure Jess was the only one she didn't, but technically she cheated with him), she's so judgemental of privileged rich kids when that's exactly what she is (education all paid for, mansion dinners once a week...) and her revival storyline was the WORST."


25. Lorelai Gilmore from Gilmore Girls.

The WB

"I know everyone is dumping on Rory these days, and I’ve always been more of a Lorelai fan, but I recently re-watched the show after seeing Seasons and I realised how self absorbed, and mean Lorelai could be. She was very dismissive about any opinion that wasn’t hers and her treatment of her parents (which I liked as a rebellious teenager) was very rude and often undeservingly so."


26. Blaine Anderson from Glee.


"I started off *really* liking him and being excited that this mainstream show was gonna feature a gay relationship, even if I wasn't the biggest fan of Kurt. But as the show went on, I swapped feelings entirely. I thought Blaine became jealous, envious, self-centred, selfish, arrogant, and practically emotionally abusive of Kurt. In a show that hadn't given up and might've actually tried to develop its characters, Kurt and Blaine realistically would not and should not have ended up together. But, of course, Ryan Murphy needed to seal things up in a neat little package with a bow on top by having a double gay wedding extravaganza, even though Kurt and Blaine were super not right for each other in the end."

– Joe Purcell via Facebook

27. Xander Harris from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

The WB

"When I was younger he was the dorky, fun, sarcastic, 'normal' friend and I liked him, but as I got older and re-watched the series I noticed his 'nice guy syndrome' and how he really wasn't that nice. He treated Anya like an idiot when she was relearning how to be human, left her at the altar, and was a bit misogynistic at times. His 'relationship' with Cordelia was the worst. He also had this sense of entitlement with Buffy that got creepy at times, and it often felt like he used Willow too. Many of the characters are problematic in the show, but Spike and Angel at least aren't human and soulless (and he was constantly ragging on them), but Xander is human and has no excuse for developing into such a jerk."

– Natalie Elizabeth via Facebook

28. Lapis Lazuli from Steven Universe.

Cartoon Network

"She was the very first uncorrupted new gem we ever met, and she *hated* the Crystal Gems and implied that maybe they weren't the good guys we thought they were before she flew off back to Homeworld. She was powerful and mysterious and manipulative and tragic. They could've done SO MUCH with her and I was so excited when she came back!

"But they didn't. She trapped herself with Jasper and vanished for another season, then once she got out of that, they sent her to the barn and left her there to rot. All her asshole traits that made her complex and interesting were ignored or erased and all her potential was just pissed away. So when she left a second time, I was glad to see her go."

– Beverley Carry via Facebook

29. Meredith Grey from Grey's Anatomy.


"I used to love Meredith Grey. She was so dynamic, but now she's just a sad sack and expects everybody else to drop everything and help on a fleeting whim even though we all know she wouldn't do the same for them. She's done some really shady shit too. At Jo and Alex's wedding, she tried to convince Jo to accept a position at GSM rather than move to Boston for a prestigious fellowship just so Alex wouldn't leave her alone at GSM. Honestly, at this point I think that the show would be much better without her. I could rant for HOURS about this."


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