Five Most Audience-Loathed Characters of Recent Cinema

It’s never the primary villain. And there aren’t any on this list. No, main antagonists are often adored (or at least revered) by audiences. And when people cheered when (SPOILERS) Voldemort was defeated, the Hunger Games ended, and Bella’s insatiable lust for Edward was satisfied, they cheered for our heroes.

But there were other times when the audience stood and applauded when awful, awful things became of awful, awful characters.

Beware: Spoilers ahead!

5. Severus Snape, Harry Potter Series

Just like Harry, Ron, and Hermione, we spent years and years just hating Professor Snape. Never sure which side of the fence he stood on, we couldn’t be sure, but we sure as hell couldn’t trust him. We found him helping us, hindering us, getting us into trouble, and saving us from danger.

Then we found out he was a Death Eater. And a member of the Order of the Phoenix. Other Death Eaters thought Snape was a double agent working for the Dark Lord, and we prayed he was a double agent working for the Order.

And then, at the end of the Half-Blood Prince, he kills our beloved headmaster, Professor Dumbledore. And did we ever hate him.

As we learned about the Deathly Hallows, Snape redeemed himself in our eyes, and there were those of us who were sorry we ever doubted him while others claimed to have known all along. And then there were those who read the books first and really did know all along.

4. Bellatrix Lestrange, Harry Potter Series

Whoa. This is turning into “Five Harry Potter Characters who Really Suck.”

But Bellatrix is on a whole different level from Snape. I mean, she killed two of our favorite characters. (Aren’t they all our favorites?) I would have expected this from Snape during some of his darker moments, or even Draco or Lucius. Though, Draco becomes kind of a little bitch in his later years. No, upon thinking about this further, Bellatrix does seem like the Joker-style crazy, murderous type.

Avada Kedavra! And Sirius Black dies at the Ministry of Magic. Trying to get a confession, Bellatrix carves the word “Mudblood” into Hermione’s arm. Then, moments later, as Dobby attempts to apperate Harry and friends out of the Malfoy Manner, Bellatrix throws her knife, and it apperates with them. Dobby dies in Harry’s arms.

And when Bellatrix barely misses Ginny Weasley with her killing curse, an enraged Molly Weasley steps up to fight. When Molly deals a deadly strike to Bellatrix, we remember the deaths of Sirius and Dobby, and the torture Hermione endured. And we remember all who have fallen at the hands of the Death Eaters, and my God, do we cheer.

3. Jane, Twilight Saga

A break from the Harry Potter universe brings us to youthful Jane. Youthful, obnoxious Jane. She’s one of the high-ranking members of the Volturi guard, and she is not to be messed with.

Her talent is the most-feared among vampire kind. She is gifted with the ability to torture her enemies by will alone, though she often accompanies it by simply saying, “Pain.” As she brings the opposition to their knees, other Volturi members can move in and make easy work of the then- incapacitated enemy.

Though the Volturi bring her along to ensure peaceful confrontation and to promote fear, that doesn’t mean she never uses her power.

And seeing her die in that fantasy fight scene in Breaking Dawn Part 2 was the best part of the entire movie franchise. I almost wish it really happened. Aro’s death was just a bonus.


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