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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6. Jaune Arc (early volumes)

Relax, this isn't about the Jaune we have in the latest volumes. This is about Jaune Arc from the early volumes, a character who stumbled into the heart of controversy faster than he could swing a sword.

In the fantastical world of Remnant, where every character shines with their unique semblance and complex backstory, Jaune's early days felt like an awkward dance at a high school prom - you know, where one person hogs the spotlight doing the robot while everyone else waits for their turn. His journey, intended to be an underdog story of growth and perseverance, instead felt like a detour that had some fans checking their watches, wondering when the main attractions would come back on stage. The issue wasn't Jaune himself - a lovable goof with a heart of gold - but rather how his slice of the narrative pie seemed to outsize those of more enigmatic characters, leaving us craving for the depth and development of the rest of the team RWBY and their complex world.

As the volumes progressed, so did Jaune, blossoming into a character that many grew to love and respect. But his early days were marked by an imbalance in screen time that led to a bit of fan frustration, not to mention the fact he seemingly was written to be whiny and annoying initially. The fact he continuously chased down Weiss and only got turned down while Pyrrha clearly showed she was interested in him only made it harder to like him in the beginning. However, after Pyrrha dies at the hands of Cinder, it's like the switch flips and he's all of a sudden in love with her memory. It's a little annoying.

It's a testament to the show's storytelling and character development that opinions on Jaune have shifted over time, turning initial skepticism into admiration for the knight-in-training who finally found his rhythm in the ensemble cast of RWBY.