Hello, folks! This is a new installment series from me. It’s the dark side of my Crushworthy Characters series. It won’t be as frequent as the crushes but I hope you enjoy them just the same. They are some characters out there that are just terrible. Or maybe they started out cool and ended up the worst. It varies case by case. So I decided to highlight some of these terrible characters in this new series. First up, Anita Blake.
Anita Blake is the main character in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton. She also is in many comics by the same name. Her occupations include being an Animator (raising the dead), a vampire hunter, and a U.S. Marshal.
Why So Cringeworthy?
It does pain me that my feelings about this character have gotten to this point. In an earlier article, I talked about my break up with the series. Since then, I donated all my Anita Blake books. I used to love her, I really did. She was a strong female who carried her baggage without whining. She did her grisly jobs and didn’t sit around angsting about it. She knew she was a freak and she carried on with life. She was tiny, lean mean fighting machine. Then… it all changed. After book ten, she went downhill. It started with love entanglements and went from there.
Making Anita acquire succubus powers was the worst thing to happen to her. She has to feed off intimate relations. That made her terrible person. No, she didn’t become a power lust goddess who embraced her power. She didn’t even really seek ways to find a way to get rid of them. She became a whinging, weak-willed damsel. She began writing off things she did as necessary to tame the ardeur and protect all the supernatural associates she had. I mean, there wasn’t a creature Anita didn’t have a “love” donor from. She complained about doing it the whole time, too. Either face the facts or do something to change the situation.
Anita became nothing more than a killer… lady part. At first, I found her willingness to play hardball in a man’s world a worthy trait. Later, she complains constantly about it being a boy’s club and acts downright nasty to anyone to prove how bad she is. Anita constantly complains that she is becoming a monster. Well, I don’t see her trying to stop that. She has too many people she loves to walk away from it all. The old Anita would have handed at least 17 of her large male harem their walking papers. She really has lost who she was. She became a shadow of her former self. And that downfall just keeps going.
I could no longer stand to read about her. Nothing in the the books changed. She didn’t really mature or cast off her baggage. She simply became… cringeworthy.