Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday – Top Characters I Wish I Could Drown

Happy Wednesday, all!

The time has come for me to write the Top 5 Wednesday post I have been excited for ever since this month’s topic list was put up; my ‘Top 5 Characters I Wish I Could Drown’. I promise you, I am not evil, but there were so many possibilities for this one that I have genuinely struggled to narrow it down to 5. For this reason, and given that there are loads of characters I am sure you all know I hate, I am going to ban myself from using the obvious characters in this list: my most hated collection of Will Herondale, Tessa Gray, Jace Herondale (I seem to hate a lot of Cassandra Clare characters…), Tris Prior and Adrian Ivashkov will not feature, forcing me to choose 5 more original and unique choices! Also, this week’s choices are in no particular order.

As always, Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey – check out the Goodreads group to join in!

Bellamy Blake, ‘The 100’ by Kass Morgan

A lot of people will be furious at me for this one, but I detested Bellamy the whole way through the series. On first inspection, he fell straight into my most-hated category of ‘arrogant bad boys who think they know best’. This initial dislike grew as he came out with some infuriating lines, both about his own brilliance and putting down other people. I just wanted to punch him every time he opened his mouth.

Hysan Dax, ‘Zodiac’ by Romina Russell

Another ‘swoon-worthy’ bad boy, whom we are expected to forgive for all his wrongdoings as he is attractive, so therefore can do no wrong. Actually, I would happily drown most of the characters from this book, as they really ruined a fantastic world that the author had created.

Peter Pettigrew, ‘Harry Potter’ by J.K. Rowling

When it comes to despising ‘Harry Potter’ characters, the conventional choices are Voldemort (who, whilst a despicable person, makes a fantastic villain), Bellatrix (whom I love to hate) and Umbridge (who is the most infuriating character known to mankind), however the ‘Harry Potter’ character I would most want to drown is Peter Pettigrew. Not only are his actions evil, but he betrays his friends in the process – for the sole purpose of securing his own safety – and in my opinion, his scene in ‘Deathly Hallows’ does not make up for the damage he caused at all.

Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway, ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Ah, the irony! I am undecided as to which of this pair I hate more, so I am just going to list them both together. Actually, I would happily just drown the whole book; ‘The Great Gatsby’ is, in my opinion, one of the (if not the) most boring and pointless books I have ever read. Both of the pair are frivolous rich idiots, and Nick’s obsession over Gatsby is purely unhealthy. Drown them both together in Gatsby’s pool and I wouldn’t bat an eyelid.

James Bond, ‘Casino Royale’ by Ian Fleming

Mysogynistic, self-important, sexist, offensive pig… I think that sums up my train of thought whilst reading ‘Casino Royale’! It was my first experience of James Bond, as a character and as the franchise, and I have to say it put me off for good.

My Honourable Mentions

Because 5 wasn’t enough!

  • Bella Swan, ‘Twilight’ by Stephenie Meyer
  • Jacob Black, ‘Twilight’ by Stephenie Meyer
  • Gale Hawthorne, ‘The Hunger Games’ by Suzanne Collins
  • *BOOK* Finnick Odair, ‘The Hunger Games’ by Suzanne Collins (I love film Finnick, though)
  • Lydia Bennet, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austen
  • Assef, ‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini
  • Warner, ‘Shatter Me’ by Tahereh Mafi
  • Juliette, ‘Shatter Me’ by Tahereh Mafi
  • Rowan Whitethorn, ‘Throne of Glass’ by Sarah J. Maas

There we go, five (six, including my two ‘Gatsby’ characters individually, eleven if you count the five I deliberately didn’t use, and 20 with the honourable mentions) characters I wish would drown. Chuck all of them in Gatsby’s pool and I reckon the fictional world would be a better place.

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8 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday – Top Characters I Wish I Could Drown

  1. Wow, these are some interesting choices, characters that I don’t see many people hating on! I personally loved Rowan so much! What is your reason for wanting to drown him, may I ask? xoxo

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    1. What can I say, I like to be unique 😉 Rowan is a tentative mention as he is characterised very well by Sarah J Maas, but I feel like he is the kind of person I would completely detest in real life; a bit aggressive, overly stubborn, moody, stews in his own unhappiness to the point it begins affecting other people, puts a lot of pressure on Celaena… I never liked him, he was my least favourite of all the major characters in Heir of Fire, and knowing that everyone else on the planet thinks he is the best thing since sliced bread intensified that dislike, I reckon (I know that’s bad but it unfortunately influenced me more!) xoxo

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  2. Interesting that you chose Gale! I thought I was the only person who didn’t like him (and not just because I’m a shameless Katniss/Peeta shipper). He’s just so…emo, for lack of a better word. I don’t know what about him irritates me most. The cliched “tortured revolutionary” persona he adopts? How he hides his crush on Katniss for years and then tries to make her feel guilty about it the minute she pays attention to someone else? He annoyed me throughout the whole trilogy. Thank goodness he didn’t get together with Katniss in the end. Bad girls don’t need bad boys; we’ve got bad covered. We need sweet, affectionate boys who cook for us and love us even when we’re horrible (shout-out to my man)! Gale and his arrogant-bad-boy ilk can go jump in Gatsby’s pool with the rest.

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    1. Yes! I think I hated Gale so much because he felt he was ‘entitled’ to Katniss’s love, and wouldn’t let that go even when it was inevitable that she would choose Peeta. I do shamelessly ship Katniss and Peeta as well, but even if I didn’t, I’d still feel the same about Gale.


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