Re: The Characters You Hate
It's interesting that you mentioned Mr. Herkabe...he's actually one of my favorites! I mean, the stuff he does is ridiculous, but he's the perfect example of a Krelboyne gone wrong, and his personality is quite interesting. Even more than Leonard, I think Mr. Herkabe makes a good "Future Malcolm" for at least the alternate universe where one risk ruins everything for him.
As for why I hate Stevie, which many people probably don't want to hear again, I think it's important to mention that I don't base liking characters by putting myself in the place of someone close to them. That is, my dislike for Stevie stems from his attitude being annoying, yet not funny, not from wanting to avoid someone acting like that to me. The same goes for Mr. Herkabe -- his actions are horrible, but funny...
When I go insane, I want to think I live in the Malcolm in the Middle world.