Admit it: your first “boyfriend” was totally a fictional character. Don’t worry, it’s nothing to be ashamed of! I had a huge crush on Legolas when I was nine, and that was just at the beginning of my affair with television and film. Since then, I’ve grown up surrounded by a variety of male characters created to appeal to me, each of them unique, inspiring and dedicated to making me love them. And it worked, for the most part; at least until I wised up to what was really going on.

After some dedicated research (i.e. watching shows and movies on my laptop instead of doing homework), I’ve come to a realization: some of the most popular male characters in recent history are total assholes, especially the ones we’re supposed to swoon over. Here’s a list of characters who would make the worst boyfriends ever, and why you should definitely stay away from them.