So, a while ago I wrote this article on my top ten favorite and least favorite Disney characters (in comments) and, as always, felt this needed an update, since a lot has changed in my lists. My hate and love has grown for some of these characters, some have just made it on my list.
My opinion has changed undoubtably, and I have decided to rewrite this article to fit my new opinions!
As always lets start with my least favorites out of the way, so I can get you pissed off, and get it over. Oh, and I don't want to see any bullying over my opinion. Okay? Okay.
10. Honey Lemon- Big Hero 6
This, is the one I'm most ashamed of, and it's not even that I dislike her. Making a least favorite character list is so
much harder than making a favorite character list- as you want to love characters.
Getting back on topic! I guess what puts her on this list is something I'm very shameful of. Ready for it? I really don't know why I put here on here. Something about her sets me off about her. She is very Rapunzel and Anna like, both of which are on my top ten list, but I guess I just found her to be very unrealistic- and I like realistic characters.
She's just so perfect
from her looks to her personality, and maybe if she was presented more, I wouldn't see her as a sue-ish character. I mean look at her: she's hot, she is sweet, really smart and is multilingual!(at least, it is implied she is) I guess most of these makes a good role model, but I don't like perfect characters.
But, if you read my last article I HATED her, so my opinion definitely has changed about her. I expect it to change more with the new series coming out soon!
9. Aurora- Sleeping Beauty
Yep. We're still on characters that I don't dislike, but I dislike very few Disney characters, so there are characters I neither like nor dislike on here.
Yet, quite honestly Honey Lemon is lower, because of my own personal preference of characters. Aurora, however, in my opinion, is the most boring Disney protagonist to me, and has been one of the few protagonists that have actually been my least favorite character in the movie. I understand why she couldn't be in the movie that often, but I still think the Three Faries should be considered more of protagonists.
I do like her personality, but she is still one of my least favorite characters.
8. Fix it Felix Jr.- Wreck it Ralph
Okay....know we're getting down to the characters I dislike, and Felix is one of them. So what can I say about Felix? He's just an average good guy- a too average good guy. I felt like he was a little selfish a little too often.
I mean, he did things for the sake of others, true, but it seemed more out of duty than anything else. Did it bother anyone else that he didn't once defend Ralph against the people who were hurting him because he is the "bad guy"? Yet, he rushes to find him the second it effects him to find him and starts to claim he's important to the game.
I know he's better by the end, but I just have a hard time forgiving him.
7. Mabel Pines- Gravity Falls
I know, she is such a popular character in the Gravity Falls universe, but quite honestly, I dislike her. I find her super annoying, and although she is described as the "most selfless and kind character" very often, within the series, yet all too often she is seen putting her own needs before others.
She always guilts Dipper into ignoring everything he wants, to give her what she
wants. I get she got a little better at it, but even after that I found her really annoying.
6. Turbo/King Candy- Wreck it Ralph
I think he is the worst villain in the Disney Revival Era, Hans being an easy competitor for that spot. However, I actually liked Hans up to that point, so I did not place him on this list.
King Candy or Turbo or whatever you want to call him was the first in the series of "surprise villains", and to be honest, I felt they didn't do good at hiding the fact he was one. Sure, I didn't know he was Turbo, but I kind of predicted he was going to be the villain. I believe the other movies, Disney did a somewhat better job.
Aside from that, he was such an annoying character! He was like some creep on a sugar high. Oh wait....he is.
5. Wendy Darling- Peter Pan
I can't stand Wendy, honestly, although everyone loves her so much. I found her to be overdramatic and possessive over Peter at times. Also, I don't know, she was just Miss Perfect and such a know-it-all at many times...so yeah. Really not much I can say about my hate for her.
4. Joy- Inside Out
Okay, so we're getting to the characters I really hate, starting with Joy in fourth. Joy....I like her as an emotion, but looking at her as a person, which I do all characters, I can't stand her. She is such a bitch (pardon my language) and cares about absolutely nothing but herself.
Okay, she cared about Riley, but she always had to be the center of attention when it came to her. She was just so "me, me,me" and I'm just like, okay, we get it you're so great and important and you make Riley happy, She bullied Sadness because she was sad all the time which pissed me off. People can defend that she saw Sadness as a threat to Riley, but it seemed the more she bullied her, the more sad Riley got. But Joy was so revolved around everything being about her she neglected to see that.
Yes, she had character development, and she was nice at the end, but I still hate her every time I watch the movie.
3. Gabriella Montez- High School Musical
Well the first and only live action person on my list, makes people wonder why Sharpay isn't on this list. Simple, Sharpay, as well as everyone else in HSM, made me feel like I was watching a real person. Gabriella didn't. Gabriella made me feel like I was watching an annoying Mary Sue.
Okay, yes she has stage fright, but it wasn't even that big of a flaw to make her seem real. She just seemed like a forced good guy, who can't do anything wrong because she is so perfect.
Plus her story in every movie is like: Loves Troy. Hangs out with Troy against the wishes of others. Gets mad at Troy for something he did. Distances herself from Troy. Troy says he's sorry. They sing a duet and everything is better, yay! Exactly one thing from that list is taken out each movie which makes her story sooooo different.
2. Gaston- Beauty and the Beast
He is by far the worst Disney villain, in my opinion. Actually he was a good villain, but a bad character. So he gets upset because a girl turned him down....I get that. But no, he threw a huge tantrum, tried to hurt her father, tried to kill the person who she really did love. It's just like...psychotic much?
There are many girls who love him, but noooo, he has to have this one girl that didn't like him. He even planned a wedding assuming she'd say yes. I mean wow. Hate him so much.
And last and least...
1. Elsa- Frozen
I cannot express how much I HATE Elsa, because there aren't enough words to describe it, but there is hardly a thing I like about her. Okay, she runs away from her kingdom, builds an ice castle, "lets it go", basically saying she is happy that she doesn't have responsibility anymore. But when Anna comes and tells her what happens, she blames everyone and everything for a mistake she made, and refuses to come back.
Before you said "oh she was scared she'd make things worse" and all that shit, her people were already dying and suffering as it is shown in that one scene. They were completely unprepared for the winter. They were going to die eventually, so how worse could it get? Yes there was a blizzard, but again, people were already dying.
But what really annoys me about Elsa is that her depression and anxiety is supposed to excuse every damn mistake she made. Excuse me? Do you realize how insulting
that is to someone with those things? Very.
But I already have enough articles ranting over Elsa, so I am not going to list all the reasons I hate or I'd fill a book. Let's start with my favorite characters!
Now, for this one I think less has changed, a few have been added, but only a little bit of the order has changed. A lot of characters that were on here originally are still on here, and the ones that aren't, they are off the list because I decided I liked other characters more, and more has come out since then.
Okay, so here are my top ten!
10. Rapunzel- Tangled
Now, as I said before, I like realistic characters, and Rapunzel is no doubt realistic. Okay, I do feel as though she has little flaws, but she is just so realistic in so many other ways.
Growing up, Rapunzel was abused, and didn't even know it, and yet, she still remained kind to everyone, except to maybe Eugene. She is very strong, only using a frying pan to defend herself. She just has this childlike innocence, that I find adorable and sweet. She is creative, funny and overall top ten list worthy.
9. Hades- Hercules
Okay, he has got to be my favorite Disney villain ever! Probably because he is hilarious and could put a smile on someone's face, while still managing to be a legitimate villain who does legitimately evil thing. I could also somewhat understand his intentions. I mean I can for many villains, but still.
He is like the one villain that I do like the heroes, but I never really get that terribly pissed off when he hurts them. I mean, I get upset of course, but everything he does seems incredibly horrible, but incredibly light hearted as well.
8. Eugene Fitzherbert/Flynn Rider- Tangled
Yes, I like him more than Rapunzel, but not by that much. I get he was a typical jerk at the beginning, but honestly Rapunzel was kind of mean to him as well. Nonetheless, I love them both.
He manages to learn from horrible things he did, which in his case was stealing. Despite doing this, he was able to recover, with the help of Rapunzel of course, and was able to become a better person and he made better decisions. I guess I just prefer his story over Rapunzel's. Mainly because I find his story more unique.
7. Belle-Beauty and the Beast
I really love Belle a lot. She is smart and adventurous, and loves to read. I really love how books can easily take her on adventures, which is my experience with books. But most of all, I like how she teaches lessons about judgement.
I mean, she was judgemental toward the Beast at first, but she soon fell in love with him. Yes, she fell in love with a monster covered in fur instead of the handsome Gaston. So yes, Belle is my seventh favorite Disney character.
6. Ariel- The Little Mermaid
Despite what people say, I think Ariel was a nice and kind princess, even if like most princesses, she had her not-so-kind moments. She made mistakes, she argued with her father, rebelled against her father and had a crush on a guy she just met. So in other words, she's like the typical sixteen year old, which made her really realistic. Again, characters I liked.
I also adore an admire her curiosity and her thirst for learning things about humans. Also, she saw the good in the humans when her father didn't, and believed they weren't so bad.
5. Sadness- Inside Out
Okay, so Sadness isn't the most positive of Disney characters, but I found her to be one of the nicest and cutest. She helped me a lot through my time of depression. Hearing her say it's okay to cry really helped me.
Also she was kind to everyone else, even Joy despite being basically bullied by them their entire lives. I really hate seeing the hate Sadness gets from fans for "getting in Joy's way" , because it really makes me feel like they missed the whole point.
4. Mulan- Mulan
Mulan is both my third favorite princess, and is also most commonly known as the most badass Disney Princess. She is no doubt one of the most selfless, and is the strongest heroine, in my opinion.
She is my favorite of the hand drawn characters, as my top three are CGI. I think taking her father's place in war is the most selfless thing any character has done in Disney, which earned her a spot in my top four.
3. Moana- Moana
At third place we have the newest Disney Princess, Moana. Moana is very strong and demanding, even if at times she isn't very convincing when she is trying to act tough. Yet, when it comes down to it, Moana really is strong. She does everything she does for others, while still doing things for herself occasionally.
She is overall interesting, creative and hilarious. I could go on but I really don't know how far I'd go on.
2. Anna- Frozen
Again, at number 2 is Princess Anna, the sister of my least favorite character Elsa. Unlike Elsa, Anna risked her life for her people and her sister, because she is simply that kind of person who loves everyone. Despite what people say, I think Anna is one of the strongest Disney Princesses, maybe physically, more so emotionally. She misses her sister, and is shut out by her for years, rudely turning her away, and ignoring her, but she never lets this cause her to hate her sister.
Anna also is awkward and doesn't care about being "ladylike", but does so in a way that she's not a bitch. Anna cares a lot about others and their well-being, making her my favorite.
Honorable Mentions (would have done this to my least favorites but there isn't enough characters I don't like
Vanellope von Schweetz(Wreck it Ralph)
Nick Wilde (Zootopia)
Baymax(Big Hero 6)
1. Hiro Hamada- Big Hero 6
Last but not least is Hiro Hamada, my favorite Disney character. Hiro is probably the most complex Disney protagonist, and still being one of the most realistic. He is relatable for people who have lost someone important in their lives, and although he made questionable decisions, he managed to learn from his mistakes.
I also like heroes that have similar motives as the villains, because it's really interesting seeing one person coming from the same place, helping others, and another not.
So that's it, and please don't get mad if one of your favorites was on my least favorite list or vice versa.