Generally, moviegoers and TV viewers are force fed a protagonist that they're supposed to root for no matter what, even if some of the things said protagonist does are objectively terrible. In fact, there are a ton of supposedly good characters who don't deserve a happy ending in movies or TV. While movies where the loveable idiot doesn't get the girl exist, there are far more shows and movies that end happily even when they shouldn't.
It's not always about love. Sometimes, the heroes of the stories commit crimes for which they aren't punished at all. Sometimes, they're jerks who inexplicably get to keep their friends and family regardless of their heartless behavior.
Here's a list of characters who don't deserve their happy endings.
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Emily Weaver Might Not Deserve Her Family In Crazy, Stupid Love
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Angel Clare Is Kind Of A Monster In Tess Of The D'UrbervillesPhoto: BBC
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