12 most disliked characters from Jujutsu Kaisen, ranked

Let's look at 12 Jujutsu Kaisen characters that we fans just love to hate.

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12. Mai Zenin

At number 12, we have Mai Zenin, who, like that one spoonful of cough syrup, leaves a bit of a bitter taste in some fans' mouths. I mean, she is pretty annoying.

Picture Mai as the sibling rival with a chip on her shoulder, always walking around with a storm cloud over her head, especially when it comes to her sister, Maki. Imagine living in the shadow of your sibling, but instead of trying to step into the sunlight together, you decide to throw shade and lightning bolts at them. That's Mai for you. Her beef with Maki isn't just a simple sibling spat over who gets the remote control - it's deep-rooted in family drama, where power and status in the jujutsu world are the game, and Mai seems to be playing with a deck of grudges.

Now, why does this make Mai one of the most disliked among fans? Well, her attitude comes off as bitter and, frankly, pretty unfair, particularly towards Maki, who's just trying to prove her worth beyond the family's elitist views. When you see Mai pulling out tricks that seem designed to undermine Maki's hard work, you can't help but feel a twinge of irritation. It's like watching someone kick down a sandcastle you've spent hours building. Sure, Mai has her reasons, tangled up in issues of inadequacy and the pressures of the Zenin family expectations, but it's her approach that has fans throwing their hands up in exasperation.

Instead of rooting for her, you're left wishing she'd take a chill pill and maybe join a support group for misunderstood sisters. Her complex relationship with Maki adds layers to her character, but it's this very bitterness and the actions that stem from it that land her a spot on the "not-so-adored" list of Jujutsu Kaisen characters.