T5W: Favourite “Unlikeable” Protagonists

June 21st: Favourite “Unlikeable” Protagonists
— People always tear down “unlikeable” protagonists. But tell us the ones you pulled for!

Scott Pilgrim, Volume 1: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life Not Another Happy Ending Obsidian (Lux, #1) Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant, #1) The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo, #1)

Scott Pilgrim // Jane Lockhart // Katy Swartz // Valkyrie Cain // Apollo

My five picks don’t exactly fit the prompt but I do think these characters are unlikable, though for some reason I still read about them.

Scott Pilgrim – Scott Pilgrim

Okay, so Scott Pilgrim is actually a pretty popular character, I mean he’s even got a series and a film named after him! While I did enjoy the series (a lot) I have to say, one of my main issues with it was Scott himself. He’s a bit too much of a dag for my taste and I honestly just don’t understand adults who date high schoolers.

You can read my review of volume 1 here

Jane Lockhart – Not Another Happy Ending

Jane Lockhart is one of those character who can be a bit ditzy at times and is a tad depressing. She’s a bit unlikable but at the same time I really loved her? She is by no means my favourite character from the novel, and I think I preferred her in the movie (totally not because she’s played by Karen Gillian).

You can read my review here

Katy Swartz – Lux

I feel bad saying this, because though Katy is fictional, she is a fellow book blogger. Katy can make some pretty bad decisions throughout this series (I’ve only read the first 2 books) but for some reason I still like her.

Valkyrie Cain – Skulduggery Pleasant

Okay, so Miss Cain… Don’t get me wrong, I love this girl but damn she is a piece of work. She can be quite horrible at times and is the character that finally made me realise that characters with wit and charm aren’t always good, whether or not they are the protagonist. While she can be a bit much at times, at heart Valkyrie is a good character and I can’t help but love her.

Apollo – The Trials of Apollo 

APOLLO. I LOVE THIS GUY, HE’S TERRIBLE. Apollo is actually the worst, he means well and actually a pretty cool guy but he has no self control and his inner thoughts can be pretty intense at times. Of course he’s a God, so he’s pretty found of himself and has a very blown up ego. Though, he’s incredibly full of himself he is actually a pretty good guy and I’d have a conversation with him over most of the other Gods any day.

You can read my review of The Hidden Oracle (book 1) here


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8 thoughts on “T5W: Favourite “Unlikeable” Protagonists

  1. I didn’t know Gillan’s movie was based on a book!! But I guess it makes total sense! I cannot say I disliked her (but she was really depressing), but with the crush I have on Karen I can’t put things on perspective either…

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    1. Gone Girl is a fantastic novel, if you enjoyed the movie you should definitely check it out!
      Did you watch the movie or read the book? I have to say that because Jane was played by Karen I certainly enjoyed her character more.

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