Full disclosure: I realize that not all of these cartoon dudes were actual boyfriends on whatever cartoon movie or TV show they were from. If they weren’t a boyfriend, there were a potential boyfriend and so that means they would probably make a pretty terrible boyfriend. You can just tell with these things sometimes.
Anyway, cartoon movies and shows are not exempt from the male douchebag character who finds his way into every story ever. Cartoons can be jerks too, even if they’re not real people – and these guys are the cream of the crop. Here are 7 cartoon characters no cartoon lady should ever date… ever.
Gaston from Beauty and The BeastThankfully, Belle never dated Gaston, even though he really, really wanted to get in her pants. Gaston is probably the biggest jerk Disney ever created with his stupid muscles and raw eggs for breakfast. He doesn't even read! As you can see, I'm not a fan. Also, that one scene where he barges into Belle's house is so, well, rapey. Gross, Gaston. Get outta here.
Kevin from DariaIt's not that Kevin was a horrible person, it's just that he kind of embodied every annoying stereotype about a jock dude ever and that was annoying. Kevin dated Brittany throughout all of Daria and they cheated on each other constantly. Kevin cheated on Brittany all the time, yet still managed to get jealous when she flirted with other guys, which... bad relationship, guys. Also, he was constantly making these really stupid and sexist comments to Brittany and he was convinced he was so much smarter than her. Which, no. Sorry.
Archie from Archie ComicsUgh, Archie, WHY?! This redheaded cutie had all the potential in the world to be a great guy, but he just can't freakin' make up his mind about Betty and Veronica. I used to obsessively read Archie comics and I would always get furious at him for following Veronica around like a pathetic puppy dog... but I got even more furious at Betty for letting him run back to her every time Veronica wasn't around. Make up your mind, Archie, because right now, you're definitely not boyfriend material.
Jafar from AladdinLet's face it, Jafar was pretty greasy and creepy. He was never lucky enough to be Jasmine's boyfriend, but that was because he was only interested in one thing (S-E-X) and it was weird. I mean, he basically tried to make Jasmine his sex slave, which was just really, really creepy. And those long fingers... ew. Jafar would make a horribly controlling boyfriend.
Chad from A Goofy MovieChad was dating Lisa, but that didn't really seem to matter to him, because he was still constantly trying to hook up with Roxanne, who would never. Chad was like this big doofy oaf - he laughed at Max when he fell down the bleachers! What a loser.
Roger from DougRoger has a crush on Doug's sister Judy and probably also has one on Pattie Mayonnaise. But he never gets to be anyone's boyfriend because he's a huge bully and he's always mean to Doug. It's almost like he made it his mission to embarrass Doug in front of Patti (and everyone else) every time he had the chance. Not cool!
Scar from The Lion KingIt doesn't matter if Scar is a lion... he would still make an awful boyfriend, although we thankfully never saw that side of him in The Lion King. We sort of did, when he took over the pride after basically killing his own brother... he was not nice to Sarabi. Total abusive boyfriend potential. Scar is a power-hungry, jealous and controlling lion-man (I don't know, okay) who never deserved to be related to Simba.
Which of these cartoon characters is your favorite? Which is your least favorite? Who did I forget about? Who do you think is the worst? Tell me in the comments.