When you were growing up, did you ever think someone on TV, in a film, or in a book was THE BOMB, but now you realise they're vaguely pathetic?
Like Joey in Friends – he seemed like a player without a care in the world, but really he was a misogynist who couldn't form lasting romantic bonds with women.
And what about Rory Gilmore? Maybe you thought she was smart, confident, and had excellent taste in films and music, but actually she was incredibly naive, a bit of a brat, and a lowkey compulsive liar!
And remember Edward Cullen? At first, he seemed all mysterious and hot and whatnot – but wasn't he really just a possessive creeper doomed to repeat high school over and over?
So tell us – what character do you remember admiring in the past whom you now think is just a bit sad? Tell us in the comments below, and you could be featured in a future BuzzFeed Community post or video!