I was just wondering what character's people actively dislike. I don't mean antagonists or intentionally unpleasant characters, I mean characters (or archetypes) who are supposed to be relatable or interesting, or likeable but aren't. My example, and the character archetype I can't stand, are the too perfect, unstoppable, testosterone ridden male leads you get in bad action books/ films. They have some smart-ass reply to everything, they speak several languages, they are expert combatants, they have no shortcomings... they are also insufferably smug, slightly ridiculous, very camp and ultimately incredibly tedious. They strike me as a very adolescent concept of an alpha male and always appear like some absurd compensation for the (always, I think) male author's short-comings- like the personification of a phallus- a running, fighting, all-action knob. Examples are James Bond and Jack Reacher. EDIT: bloody rogue apostrophe in the title I can't get rid of.