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Let's Find Out Who Was Really The Most Hated Character On "The L Word"

People hate on Jenny, but how can you defend Tina?!

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One of the best parts of reminiscing about The L Word is discussing which character was just the absolute worst — there are so many to choose from!

We don't need to waste time talking about who we loved on the show. We loved Alice. Alice is who we loved. Moving on.

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Before this matter is fully put to rest, let's review some of the candidates:

Jenny Schecter

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Jenny, Jenny, Jenny. Oh, Jenny. It's widely known what most of the fans think of her, but for every Jenny naysayer there is a Jenny Truther defending her. Can the masses forgive and forget all the horrible things she did for her few moments of glory? I mean, she did gift us with the term "vagina wig."

Remember this sentence she actually muttered: "I'm working on a story right now about a woman who's mute from birth, but then she realizes she's able to speak the language of the manatees."

Tina Kennard

Name one redeeming quality about Tina. *crickets*I rest my case.
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Name one redeeming quality about Tina.

*crickets*

I rest my case.

Bette Porter

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Bette was that character you defended and loved even though, deep down, you knew she was sort of scum. She was selfish and controlling — but, damn, Bette! You could really get away with it.

Source material in which Bette admits that she is, indeed, an asshole: "Because I'm just the biggest fucking asshole of the universe, I guess that's how."

Shane

Showtime

Some people didn't get the allure of Shane. Some people would say she wasn't a well-rounded or likable character. But that's just some people.

Mark "Video Dude" Wayland

Grrrrrooooaaaaaaaan, Mark. As if any viewers needed to be reminded of creepy dudes in their life.
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Grrrrrooooaaaaaaaan, Mark. As if any viewers needed to be reminded of creepy dudes in their life.

Marina Ferrer

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You can never trust someone that beautiful with that accent.

Helena

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The problem with Helena is that there is Season 2 Helena and there is Season 3 Helena — the two are different entities. Once she stopped being a manipulative control freak and simply became one of the gang, she was rather charming!

Creepy AF Adele Channing

*shivers* Guh, Adele. Being creepily obedient is one thing; being creepily obedient to Jenny Schecter is another.
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*shivers* Guh, Adele. Being creepily obedient is one thing; being creepily obedient to Jenny Schecter is another.

Tonya

Thank you for pushing Alice and Dana to get together, but there's nothing that can reverse the damage done by the pitch and timbre of your voice onscreen. Also, it's like 99.9% a fact you killed Mr. Piddles!
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Thank you for pushing Alice and Dana to get together, but there's nothing that can reverse the damage done by the pitch and timbre of your voice onscreen. Also, it's like 99.9% a fact you killed Mr. Piddles!

Gabby Deveaux

Anyone who is mean to Alice is the worst. End of story.
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Anyone who is mean to Alice is the worst. End of story.

Francesca Wolff

Showtime

Maybe the one time you felt bad for Jenny was when this woman came back to stir things up in Season 1. Just...rude!

Phyllis Kroll

Showtime

Your face is still working out the kinks from cringing every time her storyline rolled through. Oh, Phyllis.

Kit Porter

Sometimes you had to ask why this character was even included on the show, but to hate Pam Grier?! That's ice cold, baby.
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Sometimes you had to ask why this character was even included on the show, but to hate Pam Grier?! That's ice cold, baby.

Niki Stevens

Just...eh? There really wasn't much to make her either likable or unlikable.

Angus

Not only did he cheat on Kit, but he was a man-child with a name that reminds us all of beef.
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Not only did he cheat on Kit, but he was a man-child with a name that reminds us all of beef.

Alice Pieszecki

Showtime

For the sake of a fair vote we will include her, but frankly how dare you.

Dylan Moreland

Showtime

She hurt Helena — when Helena became a more likable character, that is — and I haven't been able to forgive her.

Dawn Denbo and Her Lover Cindi

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You can't use the term "lover" seriously and not be hated. Sorry, Dawn.

Stacy Merkin

Because she's clearly a vagina wig.
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Because she's clearly a vagina wig.

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    Jenny Schecter
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    Tina Kennard
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    Bette Porter
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    Helena Peabody
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    Dylan Moreland
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    Creepy AF Adele Channing
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    Shane
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    Francesca Wolff
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    Gabby Deveaux
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    Tonya
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    Mark “Video Dude” Wayland
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    Dawn Denbo and Her Lover Cindi
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    Alice Pieszecki
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    Niki Stevens
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    Kit Porter
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    Angus
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    Phyllis Kroll
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    Marina Ferrer
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    Stacy Merkin
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