30 days of VMars, Day 20 : Least favorite character.
This is not a my ship against the other big ship situation (I shipped LoVe from the pilot, but I also loved Veronica with Leo and Logan with Hannah, for example), but yeah I kinda hate Duncan. There are characters you don’t like, there are characters you don’t care for, and then there are characters you just kinda hate. And they are pretty rare for me, because I always at least find something I like about a character (like Piz that I don’t like that much but I still see him as a nice kind of guy I guess).
I think the issue is that Duncan is supposed to be the good guy. And he basically jut really isn’t. If the violence wasn’t enough, he also never apologize for anything, he always put his own emotions first, he doesn’t acknowledge his privileges, he is not a good friend, he is not a good boyfriend, and when something doesn’t go like he would want to he just runs away and grow a beard.
If you think about it, most of the Veronica Mars characters are assholes. I mean, Logan is a jackass most of the time, Dick is not exactly a good person… But they have to face the consequence of what they do. They both take a lot of heat because of their mistakes, there is like not one scene with Dick where there isn’t someone to tell him he is a douche, or even worst. And Logan’s life gets basically destroyed again and again because of his bad choices.
But Duncan ? Nooo. Duncan is the good guy. He dumps Veronica by just avoiding her when he thinks she could be his sister (which she has every right to know by the way). Still the good guy. He has sex with Veronica while she is in not able to give consent, and then goes away and never talk about it. Still the good guy. Dumps Meg the moment Veronica is proved not to be his sister. Still the good guy. Doesn’t tel Veronica their comatose friend/ex-girlfriend is pregnant with his child. Still the good guy. Never does anything about how his parents talk about Lily, or how they act against him. Still the good guy. Basically has a breakdown the moment Veronica has a boyfriend, while having a girlfriend himself. Still the good guy.
I actually don’t understand why Veronica got back with him in season 2. I always thought it was almost out of character. He hurt her a lot, and he basically never apologized, or never dealt with the consequences. She is not really a forgiving person, every person that betrayed her had to basically prove themselves again and again before she forgave them. And Duncan ? Oh, he is a good guy, why wouldn’t she go back with him after everything that happened !