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Updated on Jun 28, 2020. Posted on Jun 26, 2020

19 Male Characters We Loved When The Show Started But Hated By The End

You know exactly who I'm talking about.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community which male characters they started off loving but ended up hating, and their responses were scathingly accurate. Here's what they said:

🚨Warning: There are spoilers ahead!🚨

1. Mr. Schuester from Glee

Fox

"At first, he just wanted a family and to teach the glee club. But as the show went on, he became more and more competitive and self-centered. He even suspended a student because she was uncomfortable wearing a bikini top onstage. It wasn't even for a competition! He became such a creepy and self-serving man." β€”addisonkgomez

2. Dan Humphrey from Gossip Girl

The CW

"In the first season, he looks like a sweet boyfriend, but he ends up being toxic to practically everyone." β€”riskanurulrn

3. Jackson Avery from Grey's Anatomy

ABC

"He was great with April. Their chemistry β€” both romantic and platonic β€” was AMAZING. They had some incredible storylines together, but now he’s just whiny and annoying." β€”sharvars

4. Jim Halpert from The Office

NBC

"The obsession with this average white guy is beyond me. He was close to being my number one crush during my early twenties, but at 31 all I can think of is why did Pam give up her life for someone so average? He made Dwight the butt of his jokes for no apparent reason, skated by at work on his maleness, and honestly never grew as a character. I kind of wish they had kept the storyline where he and Pam got divorced, TBH." β€”rachelh44ea23079

5. Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries

The CW

"I thought he was crazy hot at first, and I completely swooned every time he was soft. But he never really had a redemption arc and his 'wounded bad boy' act was more of a tiresome excuse." β€”adheekshaa02

6. Randall Pearson from This Is Us

NBC

"I still have love for him, but as the seasons progress, he becomes more and more selfish. He's generally a caring and kind person, but he's developed a bit of a 'God Complex.' He acts like he's superior because of how generous and thoughtful he is, and thinks everyone should listen to him because he knows best. Whenever a person makes a decision for themselves, he takes it too personally. Not only that, but he constantly feels like his job is more important than Beth's and forces her to inconvenience herself just so he can look good for his bosses. Plus, the worst is when he goes on and on about how he saved his family growing up. It's all just bullshit about how he was always more considerate than his siblings." β€”thebirthofvenus

7. Eric Forman from That '70s Show

Fox

"In the early seasons, he was funny, witty, and his dynamic with everyone else was so entertaining. As the series progressed, he just got whiny. TBH, I can't look past how he left Donna at the altar, asked her to put off her dreams for him, and bailed for Africa." β€”mo2758

8. Omar Shanaa from Elite

Netflix

"He was my favorite character at the beginning of the series, but once he cheated on Ander while he was going through chemo, I lost all respect for him. Like, how could someone have the heart to do that?" β€”danidani22

9. Artie Abrams from Glee

Fox

"Okay, I feel like this isn't talked about enough β€” Artie Abrams was trash. Like, yes, most of the characters on that show were bonkers, but Artie was downright mean. His meanness wasn't as bad during Season 1, but as soon as Tina even thought about dating him, he started making super sexist comments and became unbearable. He called Brittany an idiot, laughed Kurt out of his audition, and was awful to all the women he slept with on the show. It's a shame because I love Kevin McHale, but I can never look at Artie the same way anymore." β€”isaaclahey

10. Clay Jensen from 13 Reasons Why

Netflix

"He was a very likable protagonist in the first season, but by the end, he was so toxic and destructive. He had a 'hero complex' and a super condescending attitude toward people β€” especially women. It just grew tiresome." β€”brentus86

11. Andy Bernard from The Office

NBC

"He started off as someone who was pretty funny in a weird way. Then, after Michael left, he turned into a complete douchebag who sucked at his job and ruined every scene he was in." β€”samanchak

12. Derek Shepherd from Grey's Anatomy

ABC

"He was sweet in the first few seasons, and he and Mer were GOALS. But, watching the show again, he becomes so problematic and borderline verbally abusive to her. He never listened to her and the one time she makes a mistake he stops talking to her for literal weeks! A prime example is when they were trying to adopt Zola and they had a huge fight β€” he almost ruined the adoption because they were fighting." β€”cerealsara

13. Cesar Diaz from On My Block

Netflix

"I fell head over heels for his sweet, 'in a gang but doesn't want to be in a gang' deal. His character completely changed during the last season and it just got downright annoying." β€”taylorholmes97

14. Jon Snow from Game of Thrones

HBO

"He wasn’t bad in the beginning, but by the end, I couldn’t stand him. He was so self-righteous and just plain annoying." β€”lindsaycasey

15. Blaine Anderson from Glee

Fox

"I had a crush on him during his first appearance when he sang 'Teenage Dream,' and I was so excited for them to eventually get together. But, by the end of the show, I really thought Kurt had outgrown Blaine. Blaine just seemed to stagnate and never really built on his talents. He just expected to be given things, and when he wasn't, it felt like he blamed and resented Kurt for being more successful β€” not to mention Blaine cheated on him. I thought he was a total leech by the end." β€”joep45cede9de

16. Klaus Mikaelson from The Vampire Diaries and The Originals

The CW

"At first, he was this fantastically complicated bad guy, but then the show tried to turn him into a romantic lead without actually making him a better person. I hated seeing him fail to grow as a character while also being constantly fawned over by the fans." β€”thetimble

17. Nick Miller from New Girl

Fox

"I really loved him in the beginning and thought he was funny, especially the running joke about how he was low-key a slob. As the show progressed, I feel like the joke went a little too far and Nick started to become pretty gross and unhygienic." β€”carmenbarrios28

18. Lucas Scott from One Tree Hill

The CW

"He acted like he basically owned any woman that he wanted, constantly begged Brooke for second chances, and then just kept cheating on her. He totally refused to accept that he was in love with Peyton and broke up with her because she wasn't ready for marriage. He also acted like Haley was basically his to push around and never supported her choices, even though she supported him through all of his dumb stuff. Lucas Scott is the worst." β€”ashleys454fb1255

19. And finally, Ross Geller from Friends

NBC

"I felt really sorry for him in the beginning, but he just became unbearable as the show went on." β€”adheekshaa02

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

So, did your *least* fave male character make the list? Let us know in the comments below!