8 most disliked RWBY characters, ranked

We love the show, we love our heroes, and we love some of our villains. But we don't love all the character we meet in RWBY. Let's look at 8 of them that get the most hate.

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7. Whitley Schnee

Whitley Schnee, the youngest member of the illustrious Schnee family, is kind of like that one over-polished silver spoon in the drawer that leaves a sour taste in your mouth - meticulously groomed yet cold to the touch. In the trash, you go.

Initially, he strutted onto the scene with all the warmth of a snowstorm in Atlas, his interactions laced with an air of superiority and a dash of disdain, especially towards his sisters, Weiss and Winter. His demeanor was similar to someone who spent entirely too much time reading too many villain manuals, making him the perfect candidate for "Most Likely to Monologue About World Domination". It was this frosty reception that cemented his place as one of the least liked characters, with fans finding it easier to root for a Beowolf than the junior Schnee in a family squabble.

Yet, as with any tale set in a world of grim, there's more to Whitley than his icy exterior.

His character is the embodiment of familial expectation and the chilly isolation of high society, which very means that his frostbitten heart might just be a product of his environment. As we see the plot slowly peel back the layers, we can see a young man caught in the blizzard of his lineage, struggling to carve out his own identity amidst the towering shadows of his siblings. This gradual thawing of his character has led to a reevaluation by some fans, who now view him through a lens tinged with sympathy rather than outright dislike.

Despite this, his early portrayal as the embodiment of a chilly Atlas morning - beautiful from afar but bitterly cold - ensures his place in the hall of fame for characters we love to loathe, all while acknowledging the complexity that makes the world of RWBY so engaging.