We all have our all time favorite books, and we all have our all time favorite character to hate, but what if you could do something about the evil villain who just won't go away?
Now we know we can't actually climb inside a book and change the direction of a story, but it sure is fun to pretend. There is nothing more frustrating then snuggling down to spend time with our fictional friends just to have some evil character (Dolores Umbridge, anyone?) come along and reek havoc on our beloved heroes.
Comedian and writer Sara Benincasa gave us all the opportunity to fantasize about killing off those awful characters for good when she tweeted:
"Okay you can murder ONE (1) totally fictional literary character (I don't mean the author or actor who plays them you creep) and they die swiftly but they stay dead. Choose."
We may never be able to actually do any fictional killing but it sure feels good to vent.
The Harry Potter series gave us a few to hate.
@SaraJBenincasa Aunt marge from the Harry Potter series. She was such a broad.— Micaela Higuera (@Micaela Higuera) 1545915128.0
@SaraJBenincasa Thom Riddle then Harry would still have his parents. I’m pretty sure we would still have a dark art… https://t.co/LiLo3mOUrQ— Kozmic Tsou 🏳️🌈 (@Kozmic Tsou 🏳️🌈) 1545914512.0
@SaraJBenincasa Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter. I dreaded every sentence she was in.— The Sharktonaut (@The Sharktonaut) 1545893103.0
@SaraJBenincasa Dumbledore he allows Harry Potter to raised by child abusers. He doesn't help Sirius clear himself… https://t.co/NV5MaBQzpG— kathy kulesza (@kathy kulesza) 1545903946.0
@SaraJBenincasa Harry Potter. Then Hermione can finally get a little credit.— Amanda Sledz (@Amanda Sledz) 1545911561.0
Harry Potter isn't going anywhere! Moving along. There wasn't much love for Holden Caulfield.
@SaraJBenincasa Holden Caulfield, but he seems like he wants it too much— Danielle Perez she/her (@Danielle Perez she/her) 1545895985.0
@SaraJBenincasa the protagonist of Catcher in the Rye.— Ruben Castaneda (@Ruben Castaneda) 1545914837.0
@SaraJBenincasa Holden Caufield was my first thought! LOL!— Julia Sugarbaker is vaxxed and masked (@Julia Sugarbaker is vaxxed and masked) 1545923629.0
The crowd has spoken, Amy from Little Women needs to go.
@SaraJBenincasa She's definitely on my list.— 수정 wants to know wtw (@수정 wants to know wtw) 1545931883.0
@SaraJBenincasa I have loathed Amy F’n March since I was nine years old. She deserved a loveless and childless marr… https://t.co/em4r6VkLo0— Marie de Salle (@Marie de Salle) 1545920433.0
Babies and animals were not immune to the fictional death squad.
@SaraJBenincasa That one eyebrowed baby that’s always throwing shade at Maggie Simpson.— David (@David) 1545904387.0
@SaraJBenincasa The wolf that gave Old Yeller rabies.— Kyle Frankenberry Andrews (@Kyle Frankenberry Andrews) 1545902871.0
@SaraJBenincasa The mountain lion in Where the Red Fern Grows— Jason Ritter 🦋 (@Jason Ritter 🦋) 1545886831.0
So many evil characters.
@SaraJBenincasa Hamlet before he drives Ophelia to suicide.— Alison in Wonderland (@Alison in Wonderland) 1545886985.0
Pip in Great Expectations. Like, let Estella go; she sucks, my dude. https://t.co/sXxrpw12GK— Seyward Darby (@Seyward Darby) 1545923626.0
@SaraJBenincasa guy who murked bambi’s mom— rp (@rp) 1545930581.0
And the winner of the worst character ever is—
Twitter Meaner Egg
That guy has to go!