Considering the number of crazy fans of iconic characters like Joker, it’s no surprise that viewers like characters that seem pleasant but actually don’t. Just like in real life, people in movies and TV series often try to pretend that they are not others and hide their shortcomings in charm and sense of humor. Even in the characters we really like, there are many people whose bad behaviors are ignored by us.
1. Kate Austen, Lost
It is easy to empathize with this character at first, but as time goes by, it becomes more and more difficult. Her manners are always better than others. Austin is a selfish and arrogant person who is not prepared to be responsible for his actions. In addition, she cannot choose between Jack and Sawyer (and her choice usually depends on who is currently most profitable to her).
2. Albus Dumbledore, the Harry Potter series
In the beginning, Dumbledore seemed like a great wizard, a strategist, and a good mentor. But he is still a controversial character. Over time, you realize that Harry was just his pawn. For example, Dumbledore clearly realized that Harry had to destroy the Horcrux inside him. And Dumbledore was ready to do anything to achieve this goal.
3. Ally Hamilton, The Notebook
Nick Cassavetes (Nick Cassavetes) film is the best TV show of the 21st century, but the relationship between the main characters is actually very harmful, mainly due to Ellie’s behavior. She has a bad personality. She often behaves naively. In addition, Ellie deceived her husband with a man who had not seen him for many years. If you consider all these things, it is hard to sympathize with Ally Hamilton.
4. Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
Sheldon has lots of fans and, of course, the series wouldn’t be as interesting if Sheldon didn’t exist. But in real life, very few people would like to have a friend like Cooper — who’s selfish and rude. He often made Amy cry and did bad things to his relatives without even realizing it.
5. Robin Scherbatsky, How I Met Your Mother
Robin doesn’t plan to get married or have children, but she knows this is Ted’s dream. Nevertheless, she still agreed to date him, even if the relationship between them has nothing to do. Finally, Robin established a relationship with Ted’s friend Barney, which was very painful for Ted. But it didn’t stop there. Then, Robin manipulated Barney to break up with his girlfriend Nora, when she realized she still had feelings for him. That’s selfish, don’t you think?
6. Jerry, Tom and Jerry
When we’re children, we think that the mouse is smart and funny. But when we grow up, we realize that he made the cat’s life unbearable for no good reason. A typical episode: Tom lives a happy life with his owner and then Jerry shows up in the kitchen and steals food. The owner tells Tom she’ll throw him out if he doesn’t catch Jerry and Tom is always in trouble because of him. So which of them is the real bad guy?
7. Jack Shephard, Lost
At first glance, Jack seems to be the most active character on the show, but he has some flaws. He kept taking risks, looking fearless and feeling like a hero. He is the only doctor on the island. This is futile, don’t you think? In addition, he always wanted to be a leader and control everything, even things that he could not control.
8. Cristina Yang, Grey’s Anatomy
Sandra Oh’s character quickly won the audience’s popularity with her wit, energy and ambition. But as a character, Christina did not really develop. She is still as career-oriented as she was at the beginning. Moreover, she is very vanity-she always reminds others that she is a great doctor.
9. J.D., Scrubs
Although J.D. is the core of the show, and he is an interesting and charming character, he is a flawed person. Whenever he fails to achieve his goal, he will go crazy. How many times he did Luck recklessly! Do you remember when he kissed his best friend’s girlfriend Carla?
10. Rose, Titanic
This is another iconic drama. The amazing love story between the protagonists makes the audience turn a blind eye to their moral gray behavior. Don’t forget that at first, Rose was very arrogant because she thought she was better than others. Moreover, she tricked her fiance when the Titanic sank, and she and Jack were in the water, she didn’t even suggest Jack to climb to the door (and there is an experiment that proved that two people can easily adapt to that door.)
11. Barney Stinson, How I Met Your Mother
Obviously, thanks to the charisma and charm of Neil Patrick Harris, Barney may be the most interesting character in the series. But it is hard to deny that he is a liar and a selfish person. In most cases, Barney only considers himself. And he did his best to win another girl…he also tricked Nora, although he could break up with Robin before dating him.
Which other movie and TV series characters are not as positive as they seem at first sight? Tell us in the comment section below!
Preview photo credit The Notebook / New Line Cinema