Here is a random topic that has been on my mind for awhile, bullies in cartoons. There are so many different examples of bully characters and stories/reasons for there existence. So, to keep things simple, I have based my picks on the bullies cruelty, motivations, and how much karma gets them back.
5. Angelica (Rugrats)
4. The Kanker Sisters (Ed, Edd, n Eddy)
Sometimes called "love interests" to the 3 Eds but I never saw them that way. These 3 sisters are cruel, stalkers, and if the genders were reversed would be considered sexual predictors. Whenever on screen they like to force themselves on the Eds with no remorse. Their purpose in the narrative seems to be karma for the Eds whenever they do something bad. A lot of people find them funny, but I always felt bad for the Eds because I do not care which gender is which role, being forced on is a horrible thing to go through. Worst of all is that they never lose; it is super rare whenever something bad happens to them. Nobody knows for sure if they have genuine feelings for them or are just sadistic, personally I think there are elements on both are vary with each one. A YouTuber named Sarcastic Chorus covered this topic pretty well, video below.
3. Dolph, Kearney, & Jimbo (The Simpsons)
2. Francis (Fairly Odd Parents)
This might be a controversial pick, but I always found this character unnecessarily cruel. He beats up people for fun, is extra cruel, and is not even interesting to watch. He serves a role of being the token bully for Timmy to overcome or get beat-up by and does not have much purpose or character beyond that. He disappeared from the show after the 7th season without explanation and I did not even know that until doing research for this list. I really do not like this character.
1. The Greaser Dogs (Catdog)
Those were my top 5 picks for the most horrible cartoon bullies/gangs. But, I have barely scratched the surface. There are so many different bully characters that I am sure anyone reading this will have their own choices. One that comes to mind is Helga from Hey Arnold; a great character but not one I would call "horrible". Leave a comment or join our Discord server and we can discuss this. Until next time, this is Cendoo the Ghost Ranger, signing off.
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