The Daily Grind: Which NPC do you personally hate the most in your favorite MMOs?

A nasty boy, a foul cigarette boy.

A while back, Bree and I were sharing memories of the original launch of Guild Wars and talking about the exact moment when we both decided that Prince Rurik could happily die. I think we settled on him whining about trifling with doors. It’s not really a big deal, of course, but it definitely undercut what was supposed to be an emotional impact when I felt more happy than anything to see Rurik’s “heroic sacrifice” result in his demise. Good riddance; see you in a little while to capture a skill from your corpse.

Then again, he’s hardly the only NPC in games that I’ve had a particular dislike for. Often I can’t even explain what it is about specific characters; it’s not like Corso Riggs does anything particularly objectionable for most of his screen time in Star Wars: The Old Republic, but I still want to throw that idiot down a well. So which NPC do you personally hate the most in your favorite MMOs? Do you have a reason for it, or do you just shrug and accept that you wish to hurl them down a well for no clearly identifiable reason?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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