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    People Are Sharing Which TV/Movie “Heroes” Are Actually Awful People And The Examples Really Got Me Thinking


    Do you ever watch a movie or TV show and say to yourself, "I don't get why this character is the hero/protagonist/main character??? They're actually a horrible human being."

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    Well, on Saturday, Reddit user u/HiddenLayer5 asked, "What fictional protagonist or 'hero' is actually a terrible person?"


    People shared some really great examples — here's what they said:

    1. "Greg Heffley from Diary of a Wimpy Kid. He is so selfish and does whatever it takes to benefit himself."


    2. "Aladdin. Why is this compulsive, lying criminal the 'diamond in the rough'? I mean, he and his accomplice literally kill two street performers trying to evade the police in the beginning, not to mention breaking and entering, petty theft, and destruction of property. He scams Genie out of a wish and then almost doesn't free him. He has Abu transmogrified against his will. His relationship with Jasmine is completely based on lies."



    3. "Ragnar from Vikings. He started out as a relatable underdog but toward the end, he turned into a murderous psycho. Ivar, on the other hand, can fucking die in a hole full of snakes."


    4. "Tom from Tom and Jerry. He used to earn what was coming to him by seeking out Jerry, like when he was using Jerry as a pool cue. The further the series went, the writer decided to often do away with the setup and have Jerry being the one to torment him for no reason."


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    5. "Peter Pan from Peter Pan. The last time I saw a version of it, I felt sorry for Captain Hook."


    6. "Sakura Haruno from Naruto. She's portrayed as a strong female lead but bullied Naruto for being an orphan and openly shamed orphans in front of Sasuke (her crush, whose parents were murdered)."


    7. "Charlie's grandpa in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. He fakes being bedridden for 20 years and only decides to walk when free shit became available."


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    8. "Dumbledore from the Harry Potter series. He deliberately allowed a child to be raised in an abusive environment on a hunch."


    9. "Edward and Bella from Twilight. She has zero personality and drops everyone and everything for the first edgy boy she comes across. And he's a manipulative, controlling, toxic asshole who eventually gets her killed."


    10. "Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory. He started out oblivious to social norms but turned into a bully who went out of his way to annoy everyone and get his way."



    11. "Ferris Bueller from Ferris Bueller's Day Off uses his best friend and wrecks his car. Only the sister knows what a bastard he truly is."


    12. "Lockwood from Wuthering Heights or Walter Hartright from The Woman in White. They're both unreliable narrators who are convinced they are romantic chivalric heroes when the text makes it clear they are misogynistic, self-absorbed, and entitled idiots."


    13. "Rory and Lorelei from Gilmore Girls. I can’t STAND Lorelei. A lot of people who watched the show love her but she’s always annoyed the hell out of me, and I find her parents more likable, TBH. Rory's main issue is that everyone put her on a pedestal, didn’t say no to her enough, and she was hell-bent on not acknowledging how rich she actually was."



    14. "Goku from Dragon Ball Z, hands down. He's single-minded and neglects his family in favor of his idiot savantism for fighting. Will literally put everyone's lives at stake just for an entertaining fight."


    15. "SpongeBob from SpongeBob SquarePants is a sociopath. Completely oblivious to how he affects others."


    16. "I enjoy Tony Stark from Marvel Cinematic Universe but even when he's trying to do the right thing, he makes life difficult for everyone around him 99% of the time."


    17. "Ariel from The Little Mermaid. She abandons her family for some dude she saw once. Left the ocean for three days. No one knew where she was and was worried sick, and then her actions almost destroyed her entire kingdom. Selfish, spoiled brat!"


    18. "Bugs Bunny is just an asshole."


    Do you, like me, have beef with any fictional characters? Tell me which you think are terrible people in the comments below!

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