Following in the spirit of some similarly themed but markedly different threads, I want to ask what you think are the worst characters any writer has ever made. Now, I know there will always be differing opinions, but I am wondering what some of you think about this. I really didn't know that I could dislike any characters until I met Atticus Young from Jeremy Robinson's Kronos. The whole guy just seemed so way over the top and cocky. His motivations and actions seemed so... contrived... and during the ending when he's facing off against a ship full of 50 armed guards, he somehow managed to get past them and escape. Overall, it was an OK novel, but I just absolutely hated the main character. At several points, especially at the end, I was actually rooting for the "bad guys" to win and for Atticus to somehow die. What are your most hated characters?