Top Ten Tuesday: Characters Who Piss Me Off


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This week’s theme is “characters who” and I decided that since most people would pick character they love or want to be friends with, I would go with the character who wouldn’t be safe being in the same room as me.

1. Dolores Umbridge – Harry Potter Series

If you didn’t know this was coming that means you have been spared the rants I have at least a few times a year. This woman is the one character I would pick to bring to life and then immediately punch in her toad face. She’s a bigot, plain and simple. She’s actually tolerable in the movies, but in the books…she enrages me.

2. Catelyn Stark – Song of Ice and Fire Series

I didn’t mind her all that much in A Game of Thrones…but dear god this woman becomes unbearable in A Clash of Kings. She’s all about the pity party, and she’s not above thinking poorly about people she knows little to nothing about. She’s so condescending and even capable of being outright cruel.

3. Theon Greyjoy – Song of Ice and Fire Series

Another Song of Ice and Fire character…I didn’t even care about him in the first book (A Game of Thrones) but now that he has a POV chapter of his own in A Clash of Kings I really really want to stab him with something pointy. This guy will sleep with anything or at least try too, and I get so tired of hearing about how he deserves more and blah blah blah.

4 & 5. Bella Swan & Edward Cullen – Twilight Saga

So I’ll openly admit that I’ve read the whole series…I’ve even enjoyed the first one. *feels queasy* But that enjoyment died quickly, and I only finished the series because 1) I’m a completionist and I dislike having a book series unfinished and 2) Someone made me borrow them…These two are sickening. Bella does nothing but put herself in danger for most of the series, and Edward is more than a little creepy, over protective, and encourages Bella’s uselessness. All of this *waves hand over gif* is a just a big NO for me.

6. Scarlet Witch – Marvel Universe

Are you ready to have all of reality completely screwed up? No? TOO BAD, because Scarlet Witch will turn everything you’ve ever known on it’s head and you won’t even realize it until someone like Spiderman or Wolverine forcibly snaps you out of it. She’s been a villain, she’s been an avenger, she’s been an X-men…and no matter where her allegiances lay you’re almost guaranteed to end up getting screwed over by her at some point. The best part is a good 80% of the time she doesn’t even realize she’s messed something up.

7. Adam – Shatter Me Trilogy

Fracture Me

So I know there is a whole Team thing with this series, and I’m firmly on the side with Warner. That being said Adam has somehow wormed his way into the ‘hate’ zone, and it’s partially due to Unravel Me and Fracture Me. I can’t really tell you why without giving certain things away or spoiling sections of the book, but I will say he can take his pity and shove it.

8. Yoda – Star Wars

There are a ton of Star Wars book and comics, so I’m totally counting him. Yoda is a deceptive little guy. He seems really wise, is capable of really amazing things, and occasionally kicks some serious ass. Then you start pay attention and realize, this guy is so freaking judge-y. He throws out disapproval like he’s giving out candy, only he probably wouldn’t give out candy because he’s a bit of a stiff. While it’s great when you need rigid training or you’re doing something wrong, he could at least ease up a bit during other moments. I’ll be honest and say I’m not a fan of Jedi, so it’s possible I just don’t appreciate how he can make decisions without emotion (or regard to other’s emotions).

9. Elisa – The Girl of Fire and Thorns

The Girl of Fire and Thorns

 I really liked Elisa at first and I was hopeful that this was going to be a book about being comfortable with one’s apprentice no matter what shape you might be. NOPE! Instead we get a girl who is incredibly harsh on herself, which would have been fine if the moral was going to be self acceptance and self love…NOPE AGAIN! She’s goes on and on about how horrible her weight is and how she’s embarrassed to be hungry, but the randomly flips the tables and eats in spite of people. -_- You don’t get both. It bothered me that she could find very few things about herself that she liked, until she change physically. She becomes bearable again but it’s about 75-80% into the book.

10. Thiago – Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy

Thiago is a colossal douchebag. It’s pretty noticeable in the first book, but trust me it gets worse. He’s one of those cockroach characters, where you really want him to die but for some reason he just won’t. That being said, he’s still a really amazing character…but he falls under the  ‘people I wish to punch’ list. (Though I probably wouldn’t, because he’d kill me).

So there you have it! My top ten characters who piss me off! Of course, all opinion shall vary and I know people who actually love some of the characters I mentioned. So please don’t let my list discourage you from trying out any of the books. All of books/series mentioned have all been rated 3 stars or above (except Twilight), and I firmly believe the only way for most characters to truly piss me off is for them to be well written.

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25 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Characters Who Piss Me Off

  1. Lol, you and my local bookstore guy need to get together and rant about Yoda. Last time I was there, he went on for a full 10 minutes talking about how horrible Yoda is and everything was his fault. It was pretty funny.

    I did the same-ish topic this week if you’d like to see who I picked 🙂
    Must Love Books

  2. ChrissiReads says:

    Brilliant list 🙂 I think Dolores Umbridge is such an annoying character. I could easily slap her!

  3. Christy says:

    Yoda! lol – too funny. I’m so with you on 4&5 … just, ugh. I read the books when they first came out and would go on rampages. My mom finally stopped asking me why I read them since they pissed me off so bad, because I honestly don’t know why. It was like a bad accident I couldn’t look away from. lol.

  4. I love your list! Wait until you get further into the Song of Ice and Fire series, more douchy characters await you 🙂 But the thing is you love to hate them because Martin is amazing sat writing them. Also Umbridge gave me a twitch when I read her parts in the book she was wretched!

  5. I have to agree with quite many on your list, especially Bella and Edward. 😀
    Have a good Tuesday! 🙂

  6. Awesome post Michelle! I can see a theme with the people who you find annoying, those ones who are judgemental without even knowing people the right way. And yes that is definitely annoying, although I’m surprised Joffrey didn’t make the list!

    • Oh definitely! I didn’t even notice that, but yes! Joffery didn’t make it on the list because I was terrified to look up gifs of him. I know if I tried I would have seen some from the new season that would spoil something. 😛 I was completely okay with Catelyn and Theon spoilers, so they were the safer choices.

  7. Love this list-especially #1-#5!!

  8. Haha some of your choices are so spot on. Yes to the SOIF characters, and you know I never even considered Yoda but you’re probably right (I haven’t read the books though). Thankfully I decided to stay far away from that girl of thorns ones. And yeah – Edward and Bella – errrgh

  9. Jay says:

    I’m totally on board through the first five, then you start having characters I haven’t read. Great list! (And thanks for including Catelyn. God how I hated to turn the page and see her name at the start of the next chapter lol.)

    • Lol, I always try to put a variety of characters/books on my lists so that most people can find at least one they are familiar with. There are days where I will put A Clash of Kings down just because Catelyn is the next POV chapter.

  10. lissiet says:

    This is an awesome list!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  11. anmiryam says:

    I went for a slight variation: characters I love on the page, but would hate in real life. I agree about Dolores, Catelyn and Theon!

  12. lab1990 says:

    A thousand times yes for Umbridge! She really is a fictional character you want to punch in the face. haha

    Lauren from

  13. Love your list!! My list was about villains, but I think I like your idea of characters you hate even better! 🙂

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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