It's time once again for the Weekly Blogging Challenge courtesy of Long and Short Reviews. This Wednesday's topic is "Characters I never want to meet" and boy howdy y'all, that's quite a list.
Hannibal Lecter: Probably best known from The Silence of the Lambs, he's appeared in books, movies, and I think a TV series, and while he's probably best known for murdering people and eating parts of them, he's actually far more terrifying for his ability to get into his victim's heads, to understand and manipulate their thinking and their emotional needs. (Related: "I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti," turns out to be an esoteric medical joke. I had no idea.)
Scott Pilgrim: Martial artist, bass guitarist, deceiver of hostile Vegans... seems pretty cool, right? But even in the movie (and he comes looking better in the movie than he does in the original comics, I think) he's kind of a jerk. He cheats on Knives with Ramona, refuses to break up with knives and strings her along instead, and never really seems to have any sort of reckoning about his shitty behavior. I never want to meet him, because I'd feel obligated to smack the shit out of him and then he'd probably punch me through a wall.
...Annnnd I got sick and didn't finish this, but oh well, it's still technically Wednesday, I'm just going to go ahead and put it up.