Before I start, I wanna ask you guys NOT to make this a flame-war thread. If somebody says they don't like your favorite character or something, don't start arguing with them. Anyone can like or dislike whatever they want. Keep it cool.
My least favorite comic book character is Deadpool.
To put it simply, I don't find the guy funny. I have read a number of his issues/arcs, both solo and as part of the Uncanny X-Force, and the best he got out of me was maybe a chuckle. Nothing more. I find him more annoying than funny. Now, it's not that I have a problem with the fact that he's not a serious character with a deep personality and conflicts and all that,it's just that... his jokes don't make me laugh. Ever (with internet memes and his video game trailer being an exception). "I did it 35 minutes ago"-that one line from Watchmen made me laugh harder than Deadpool ever did. Yesterday I read one page (ONE PAGE) from the new Harley Quinn #0 and it was funnier than a whole TPB of Deadpool in my opinion. He's just not funny.
That's one reason I don't like him. There is, however, a bigger reason.
People always complain on Batman fanboys. They say Batman fanboys are always "Batman wins coz he's the goddamn Batman so shut up". And while sometimes it's true (though to be honest I barely see it happening lately), Deadpool fanboys are even worse. What makes it all even worse, is that a fairly large portion of Deadpool's fanboys, if not all of them, are little kids. Now it's not that I think kids are any less in value than older people, but kids are, well... kids. They're childish by nature. Deadpool bacame a very, VERY popular character all over the world in the last few years. He's become almost as recognized as guys like Batman, Spiderman and the like. He's almost a Marvel Flagship by now. And now, a lot of little kids who like Deadpool (which isn't necessarily a bad thing) call themselves "comic book fans" when actually they're just "Deadpool fans". And now a big chunk of Marvel's fan-base is made of drooling, Deadpool-loving kids in elementary school who don't even know how to spell the names of characters other than Deadpool. Most of the times it even comes with somewhat of a... resentment, if you will, toward DC Comics, which personally I prefer over Marvel (not that I don't like Marvel. I love Marvel, but I love DC better). And it's mostly for the sole reason of Deadpool not being a DC character. The "final straw", if you will, regarding everything that I specified in this paragraph, was a conversation I had with my cousin, not half a year ago. The kid is almost 13 now, and to be completely honest he's one of the smartest kids I know. I myself was a pretty good student but I would not be surprised at all of that kid wil make me look like the dumbest kid in class. He loved comics and super-heroes long before I did. So I had a chat with him on Facebook I think, and we naturally got to talk on out mutual hobby-comics. We started speaking on fights between characters (because let's be honest, that's the BEST thing about comics), and he, as a Deadpool fan, claimed that Deadpool could beat a whole roster of characters that I don't even remember right now (one of them was Lobo, that I do remember). Now, the thing that bugged me the most was, that kid which I have known since the day he was born, would NOT listen to reason. I tried to explain to him the huge difference in power levels, using facts and logic, but he would not listen. Which is VERY not like him. So you might say that after seeing how Deadpool corrupted my cousin, it kinda got personal and I'm not Deadpool's greatest fan (to put it lightly) ever since. In addition to that, there's this one forum I regularly visit for the last couple of years now. It's a forum about pretty much everything, from comics to video games to movies to sports and almost everything else you can think of. It has a board called "Comics and Super-Heroes" which is the board I visit the most. Now, just like Comic-Vine has a battles board, this board has a battles thread. Every now and then someone posts a new battle in the thread and after a few comments a new battle is posted. Now, there were 2 or 3 guys on the forum (couldn't have been more than 13-14 years old each at the very best IMO), who somehow got the impression that Deadpool is a generally hated character in that forum. So one of them once posted a new battle in the battles thread, saying: "Now I'm gonna test how much people here really hate Deadpool". The battle was Deadpool VS... Brainiac I think? I don't recall, but it was some DC powerhouse. And the second people started telling him that it's a mismatch in Brainiac's (or whoever it was) favor, he started complaining about people hating Deadpool and so on and so forth. So just like I said-it's like the slowly-dying Batman-fanboyism, but a tiny bit worse.
Not too long ago I posted in a thread here on Comic Vine on the same subject of Deadpool, and the following saying came to me:
Deadpool is like alcohol: he will corrupt you from the inside-out unless you're mature enough to handle him properly.
And that pretty much sums up my point of view on Deadpool. You may agree, you may disagree, but don't try to convince me otherwise, many have tried and failed (most of them even stengthened this point of view, to be honest).
Sorry for the long post, you don't have to read it if you're afraid of the truth (lol jk). So who's your least favorite character, and why?