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29 Jan 2013

TTT - Top Ten Frustrating Characters

Is it bad that for this week's Top Ten Tuesday I could easily think of characters from books and televisions who frustrated the hell out of me? Maybe I do have a tendency to get easily impatient and irritated by people but sometimes a character just really does my head in. 
Top Ten Most Frustrating Characters EVER
***Possible Spoiler Warnings Ahead***
1) Edward Cullen (Twilight by Stephenie Meyer)

Sorry to anyone who is a Twilight fan but for me the brooding and moping just isn't a turn on and I couldn't stand it.  All the times that Edward moped about having no soul and how dangerous he was to Bella and others I pretty much wanted to slap him on the face and yell 'man up'.  Seriously, kudos to Bella.  I don't know how she could handle a whiner like that.  I couldn't.  I haven't got the patience for that.  I think if there had been more evidence of how dangerous Edward could be then I would have overlooked it.  But there wasn't and I just had to roll my eyes every time he sulked.

And I'm sorry but... this is the skin of a killer? No, that's the skin of a Labyrinth King.  Stop being so melodramatic Edward.  Somebody get him a spa day to chill out.

2) Bella Swan (Twilight by Stephenie Meyer)

I couldn't cheer for Bella in New Moon when she's taking on dangerous activities just to see an hallucination.  I thought it was dangerous and not handled very well.  It made Bella out to be dependable on Edward which isn't the message you really want to send out.  Every time she moped that she couldn't live without Edward I just wanted to shake her awake and yell that if she tried being single and depending on her friends then she'll be alright.  She doesn't need a guy in her life to feel worth and feel that she has a purpose.  And you definitely shouldn't feel that your life isn't worth living without that guy.  Trust me, Romeo and Juliet are meant to be deterrents.  Not idols.

3) Jace Wayland (The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare)

You've probably realised that if you're a guy and you brood over your past and you're also an arse to people because of said rubbish life I am not going to like you.  You're not bad ass, you're a crybaby who can't get over your issues.  Be lucky you have Clary, Jace.  Not all girls can stand the so-called Bad Boy image.  I much prefer nerd/vampire/Daylighter, Simon.  That's right.  I'd go for a guy who you consider to be of lower status.
4) Meghan Chase (The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa)

Now, she isn't the most frustrating on my list.  I did like her in The Iron King and I like that in the end she has to face the Iron King herself.  But when Ash comes along, oy.  It really messes with her brain.  A guy who she has known for such short time has her head over heels for him.  Even when he's telling her that he is going to kill her she's gushing and falling in love.

... I'm scared for this world.  I bet mass murderers and psychopaths are getting more fan mail and love letters than ever before if this is what girls go for these days. 

5) Dean Winchester (Supernatural)

Hypocrite.  Absolute hypocrite.  Dean is a very self-righteous character.  In his eyes he never makes mistakes and tends to have a go at his younger brother Sam for most of his decisions and blame him for almost everything.  The thing is the mistakes that Sam has made, Dean has made the same.  Sam trusted Ruby, a demon who did back stab them in the end and boy did Dean get miffed about that.  But now Dean sided with a vampire who could snap at any time and he thinks Sam is being unreasonable for not trusting this new ally.

When Sam was believed to be dead Dean started a new life with an old flame and her son.  That was Sam's wish.  But when Dean was trapped in purgatory Sam searched for a normal life and once again faced the wrath of Dean who claimed Sam was turning his back on his old life.  There is never a day when Dean isn't shouting and screaming at Sam when he's made plenty of mistakes before.  Talk about frustrating.  I'm waiting for Sam to just give him one.

6) Elena Gilbert (The Vampire Diaries TV)

Elena needs some development in the television series.  I liked her to begin with but after a while everyone and everything revolved around her while she did nothing.  Now as a vampire I was hoping to see her gain some independence and take matters into her own hands.  But she still turns to others for help which is really frustrating me.

7) Rebekah Mikaelson (The Vampire Diaries TV)

Another character from The Vampire Diaries TV series.  She's not the best villain.  Rebekah's nastiness comes from being your typical mean, teenage bitch.  She's more petty than true evil like her brother Klaus who I can grudgingly admire.  I just think Rebekah is a spoilt brat.  She was turned as a teenager and has always longed to be loved and not alone.  Okay, that I understand when she comes from the most dysfunctional family I've ever seen.  Jeremy Kyle would have a field day with this lot.

Rebekah met Stefan in the 1920s but he was compelled by Klaus to forget about her.  So begins an annoyingly long grudge where she does nothing but obsess over Elena and Stefan's relationship and antics, waiting for a chance to hurt Stefan because she was forgotten and bitch at Elena.  Move on, love. 

8) Lucius Vladescu (Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey)

He started out as funny with the author clearly mocking his upper class vampire nature as he awkwardly mingles with high school students and Jessica.  Aristocratic vampire life is very different to Jessica's Small Town American life where she'd rather ride horses and help on her vegan farm home.  But over the course of the novel Lucius seemed determined to destroy everything in his life.  He was letting himself get suspected of vampirism and giving up on Jessica, moving on to mean girl Faith where he acted carelessly.  He became very emo which just made me face palm through the rest of the novel.

9) The Mother (How I Met Your Mother)

Very different kind of frustration with this one.  It's been eight seasons and WE STILL HAVE NOT MET HER YET! I don't want any more teasing snippets of her hand or leg or yellow umbrella.  SHOW US THE MOTHER AND LET TED BE HAPPY!!!


10) Whitley Johnson (A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger)

Not my favourite of Keplinger FMCs.  I have to be honest there.  Whitley is a borderline alcoholic who sleeps with guys for one night stands, bitches about her mum and worships her absentee dad.  Keplinger deals with the idea of slut shaming in Whitley Johnson's behaviour, making points that people shouldn't be quick to use the term on fellow females.  I don't know if I was just being too hard hearted but Whitley uses guys.  She flirts with them, sleeps with them, and then just dumps them.  When the teenagers in her father's new home town spread her reputation about I can't help but think she did bring this gossip on herself and I got frustrated with her when she got upset over it.  Whether you're a man or a woman, no-one has the right to use and dump people like that.  Don't bring your issues onto someone else.  And if you're going to act easy and use guys then know that there will be consequences.  No-one will take you seriously.  I'll be reviewing this book in the future.

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  1. Hahahaha - brilliant about 'The Mother'! I agree! Also interesting argument about Dean Winchester. I love your VD character inclusions. Stefan Salvatore was on my list :)

  2. With the exceptions of #8 & #10 (I haven't read them), I could have written this list. Love it!

  3. Why am I not surprised to see TWILIGHT characters at the top of your list? Very good!

  4. Aaaah, Dean Winchester. While I have lost track of Supernatural, his decline into Angsty McAngsterton was the reason he frustrated me beyond belief. He's still veeeery easy on the eyes though ;)

    ...Whaaaaat? I totally watched that show for the plot :P

  5. Haha great list. Twilight characters made my list too. I agree with you on Elena too.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Here's mine

    ~Danica Page@Taking it One Page at a Time

  6. Thanks Suzanne ^^ If the list could be longer I think Stefan would go on mine too. He can be quite depressing.

    If you ever do read 8 and 10 M.J I'd love to read your thoughts on the characters!

    Am I that predictable, Colin? =P I didn't want to start a Twilight rant but I can't deny that this bunch aren't my favourite characters in the world.

    Cole, you should have seen the angst in this week's episode! He's quite attractive but I'm a Sam girl. =D But he must cut that hair!

    Danica, I can't wait to read your thoughts on the Twilight characters.

    ^^ Quinn, I hope we get to see her this season. I'm dying for the next part of Ted's story!