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#1 Posted by shroudofsorrow (5438 posts) - - Show Bio

Just a thought I've been having for a while. Who would you all say are, in your experience, the characters who get the most bitterly divisive reception among audiences/fandoms? Note that this isn't a question of who you personally like or dislike; just who you think, based on observation and experience, is the most divisive? I can think of several names myself, but I wanted to see who people named.

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#2 Posted by Necromancer76 (3744 posts) - - Show Bio

Rey

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#3 Posted by WorstDebater (100 posts) - - Show Bio

Necromancer76

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#4 Posted by shroudofsorrow (5438 posts) - - Show Bio

@worstdebater: Are you agreeing with him, or saying that he himself is polarizing? Can't really tell.

And yeah, Rey's pretty darned polarizing. I'd argue Kylo Ren is too based on my experience. Rose and Holdo also.

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#11 Posted by RukelnikovFTW (5739 posts) - - Show Bio

TLJ cast are good examples of polarizing characters

Sasuke and some other Uchiha's too

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@necromancer76 said:

@shroudofsorrow: Really just any character from TLJ

Agreed. The film's take on Luke specifically has also been very divisive.

Oh yeah. That divide is still seen all over the Internet. I doubt it'll calm down anytime soon.

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#15 Posted by shroudofsorrow (5438 posts) - - Show Bio

TLJ cast are good examples of polarizing characters

Sasuke and some other Uchiha's too

Uchihas?

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@rukelnikovftw said:

TLJ cast are good examples of polarizing characters

Sasuke and some other Uchiha's too

Uchihas?

Obito is polarizing

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Jesus, guy has been causing trouble for 2000 years now.

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#21 Posted by dirtytree332 (403 posts) - - Show Bio

Obligatory Captain Marvel.

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#24 Posted by shroudofsorrow (5438 posts) - - Show Bio

@dirtytree332: I always thought Carol was a mostly very popular character. Didn't know she had that many haters.

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#25 Posted by shroudofsorrow (5438 posts) - - Show Bio

Here's a good one:

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#26 Posted by HeroUp2112 (17551 posts) - - Show Bio

The Flash and Thor

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#27 Posted by hyiena (5028 posts) - - Show Bio

John Cena

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@heroup2112 said:

The Flash and Thor

I don't think I've ever seen a hater for either of those characters.

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@hyiena said:

John Cena

Someone beat me to it.

@shroudofsorrow said:
@heroup2112 said:

The Flash and Thor

I don't think I've ever seen a hater for either of those characters.

Hi. I'm Regal -- longtime Thor hater.

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#30 Posted by TJTheDuelist (336 posts) - - Show Bio

Sasuke Uchiha.

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#31 Posted by HeroUp2112 (17551 posts) - - Show Bio

@heroup2112 said:

The Flash and Thor

I don't think I've ever seen a hater for either of those characters.

I don't know about haters but I've seen a LOT of people arguing over The Flash and what he can do or not do (mainly speed force stuff). I KNOW I've seen a ton of people arguing over how fast Thor is or not to the point where people are either making fun of him or are vigorously defending him to the point that it's gotten VERY heated.

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#33 Posted by shroudofsorrow (5438 posts) - - Show Bio

@shroudofsorrow said:
@heroup2112 said:

The Flash and Thor

I don't think I've ever seen a hater for either of those characters.

I don't know about haters but I've seen a LOT of people arguing over The Flash and what he can do or not do (mainly speed force stuff). I KNOW I've seen a ton of people arguing over how fast Thor is or not to the point where people are either making fun of him or are vigorously defending him to the point that it's gotten VERY heated.

That's more disagreement on character capability: not quite the same thing as hating a character as a character. So how fast Flash is or who he can or can't beat may be contentious issues, but that doesn't necessarily mean there are a large body of people who hate him as a character with the same passion that his rather substantial fanbase (within which I include myself), adore him. A person may not think Flash is as fast or as powerful as another person but still be fine with him as a character. Likewise, whether or not everyone agrees on whether Thor can beat Superman or whoever, it doesn't mean that the folks who think he can't do it hate him.

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#34 Posted by HeroUp2112 (17551 posts) - - Show Bio

@heroup2112 said:
@shroudofsorrow said:
@heroup2112 said:

The Flash and Thor

I don't think I've ever seen a hater for either of those characters.

I don't know about haters but I've seen a LOT of people arguing over The Flash and what he can do or not do (mainly speed force stuff). I KNOW I've seen a ton of people arguing over how fast Thor is or not to the point where people are either making fun of him or are vigorously defending him to the point that it's gotten VERY heated.

That's more disagreement on character capability: not quite the same thing as hating a character as a character. So how fast Flash is or who he can or can't beat may be contentious issues, but that doesn't necessarily mean there are a large body of people who hate him as a character with the same passion that his rather substantial fanbase (within which I include myself), adore him. A person may not think Flash is as fast or as powerful as another person but still be fine with him as a character. Likewise, whether or not everyone agrees on whether Thor can beat Superman or whoever, it doesn't mean that the folks who think he can't do it hate him.

Ah, okay I get you.

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#35 Posted by Emperorb777 (10578 posts) - - Show Bio

What the heck are people talking about haters for? The question is who is the most polarizing/ divisive characters. I agree with the TLJ in general.

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#36 Posted by shroudofsorrow (5438 posts) - - Show Bio

What the heck are people talking about haters for? The question is who is the most polarizing/ divisive characters. I agree with the TLJ in general.

Because if a character's haters are almost nonexistent, they're not what I would regard as "polarizing". Polarizing implies that there are a decent to large number of vocal fans and vocal haters, not solely one or the other.

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#37 Posted by Reactor (4245 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman. Seriously, people either love the guy or hate him / are negatively apathetic. It's very rare, in my experience, to find someone that's inbetween and finds him to be just okay.

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#38 Posted by shroudofsorrow (5438 posts) - - Show Bio

@reactor said:

Superman. Seriously, people either love the guy or hate him / are negatively apathetic. It's very rare, in my experience, to find someone that's inbetween and finds him to be just okay.

You just found one such person ;)

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MCU Shuri.

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#41 Posted by deactivated-5c08073ad6c36 (65 posts) - - Show Bio

Bats & Supes.

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#42 Posted by Magian (150134 posts) - - Show Bio

Captain Marvel after how they started treating her in the comics and how she is going to portrayed in the MCU.

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#43 Posted by shroudofsorrow (5438 posts) - - Show Bio

@magian said:

Captain Marvel after how they started treating her in the comics and how she is going to portrayed in the MCU.

How/why has that been polarizing? I wouldn't know because up to this point I had no idea Carol had a lot of haters. So I'd be curious to hear your take.

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CW Iris West.

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#45 Posted by shroudofsorrow (5438 posts) - - Show Bio

@lan_fan: Yeah, that's not surprising. Felicity is too.

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#47 Posted by shroudofsorrow (5438 posts) - - Show Bio

Bump

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Storm?

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Envy from FMAB