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    Updated on Sep 7, 2020. Posted on Sep 6, 2020

    17 Teen Drama Characters Who Were So Bad, People Almost Stopped Watching The Show

    Why are you the way that you are?

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community which teen drama character was so bad, they almost ruined the show entirely. Here are some of their responses:

    Spoilers ahead!

    1. Rachel Berry from Glee

    Rachel says the part of  Maria from "West Side Story" belongs to her
    FOX

    "She became more and more arrogant and self-obsessed as the show went on, and I just just hated every time she was on screen. I'm still confused to this day why they made her the star of the show."

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    2. Tristan Milligan from Degrassi: Next Class

    Miles reminds Tristan he's the one who called him a man whore, Tristan says, "Is there another name for someone who humps anything that moves?"
    Netflix

    "At least when Miles was messy, it was painted as such, and he grew as a character. Tristan was just an asshole from start to finish, and he was never called out on his behavior. It became such a chore just to hear him speak."

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    3. Ben Boykewich from The Secret Life of the American Teenager

    Ben tells Ricky he's the only one who will be staying in Amy's room
    Freeform

    "He was annoying and whiny — he thought the world revolved around him and he could get anything he wanted. Plus, he was obsessed with Amy and constantly tried to ruin her relationship with Ricky."

    taylornealy

    4. Duncan Kane from Veronica Mars

    Veronica finds out Duncan's ex-girlfriend is pregnant with his baby, Duncan says it has nothing to do with either of them
    UPN

    "I don't know if it's just because I love Logan a ridiculous amount, but everything Duncan did annoyed me. He was so passive and bland. He was always framed as the good guy, yet he never did anything when Veronica was being socially tormented. At least Logan apologized for his past and publicly declared his allegiance to Veronica — Duncan did absolutely nothing. I was so glad when he left the show."

    margolehane44

    5. Lucas Scott from One Tree Hill

    Lucas says Brooke is just trying to push him away, Brooke calls him out for kissing Peyton yet again
    The WB

    "He cheated on Brooke time and time again and treated her like crap. Don’t even get me started on his stupid, pretentious 'nobody gets me' act. I was always waiting for someone to tell him he’s not that special."

    tchs01

    6. Serena van der Woodsen from Gossip Girl

    The CW

    "Everyone constantly fawned over her and made excuses for all the bad stuff she did, but she was consistently just an absolutely terrible person."

    fayeolivia90

    7. Dawson Leery from Dawson's Creek

    The WB

    "He's the most selfish, childish, whiny character to ever exist on TV. He 'couldn’t handle reality' and always needed to do things his own way even if it made it worse for others. Plus, he treated Joey horribly. I don’t know why the show was built around him."

    alyssamadison

    8. Dean Forester from Gilmore Girls

    Dean breaks up with Rory for not saying "I love you" back to him
    The WB

    "He was semi-tolerable at the beginning of the show, but then he broke up with Rory because she didn't say 'I love you' back to him and he tried to pressure her into saying it. He also treated Lindsay like garbage. I still love Gilmore Girls, but I can't stand him."

    iliveinstarshollow45

    9. Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls

    The WB

    "Once the show had her graduate high school, she went from being inspirational and sweet to whiny and immature. From sleeping with a married man and not even feeling bad about it to stealing a yacht and dropping out of school, she became insufferable by the end."

    emmaloveschocolate

    10. Dawn Summers from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Dawn screams at Buffy to get out of her room
    The WB

    "They introduced her character to add something new to the show, but she was so bratty and whiny that she was unwatchable. It wasn’t Michelle Trachtenberg’s fault — the character was just insufferable."

    tristyns3

    11. Connor from Angel

    The WB

    "He was seriously insufferable and did nothing but make horrible, selfish decisions. His character just felt so forced and didn't add anything interesting to the show."

    eell

    12. Finn Collins from The 100

    Finn: "You don't like being called princess, do you, princess?"
    The CW

    "I hated him so much. He just drove me absolutely nuts."

    margolehane44

    13. Matt Donovan from The Vampire Diaries

    The CW

    "I understood the point of his character in earlier seasons, but then his plots just became so ridiculous."

    aehowell11

    14. Jeremy Gilbert from The Vampire Diaries

    Jeremy and Bonnie make out
    The CW

    "First he was totally obsessed with Vicki, then he was obsessed with Bonnie...he was just whiny and annoying."

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    15. Tara Webster from Dance Academy

    CBS

    "She always assumed she was the best dancer and thought she deserved every solo, but she rarely dedicated as much time or effort as the others. She also didn't seem to care how her choices impacted anyone else. Don't even get me started on her random choice to quit dance in the movie, which demolished seasons of development."

    hiitsnicetomeetyou

    16. Julie Taylor from Friday Night Lights

    NBC

    "She was a brat about her little sister, lied, and made horrible choices. She was just the worst."

    saragdp

    17. And finally, Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl

    The CW

    "Need I say more?"

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    Note: Submissions have been edited for length and clarity.

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