Oh, I think we all know who I hate most.
Not everyone who works hard is rewarded! However, all those who succeed have worked hard!
it's obviously erina in mak's case, which i will have to agree with
The repititiveness of some of the matches, the plot dragging on, and despite having a cast with a lot of variety when it comes to cooking skills most of them got shafted.
Arato and Erina
I'm utterly baffled how Arato hit 2nd in the popularity poll when her entire character exists for the sole purpose of shilling Erina and licking her boots at every given moment.
This is really all you need to know about the character. Gets expelled from Totsuki "Erina-sama... Erina-sama... Erina-sama..." wins 2nd on the popularity poll "Of course you won, Erina-sama!" her character motivation "I want to stand next to Erina-sama". Remove Erina from the story and Arato has absolutely nothing left and no ground to stand on, she's not someone that stands on her own two feet whatsoever. How does one even write such a pathetic excuse for a character?
Erina is even worse being such a massive creator's pet that the author would even create another character just to worship the ground she walks on. It's the worst case of character shilling I've ever come across, the entire cast gushes over her, constantly praises every action she makes, get entire chapters dedicated to telling us how awesome she is, and treat her as though she's gods gift to Earth when she basically just acts like a haughty bitch all the time. I don't think I've seen a character as detrimental to their series as Erina is to SnS.
But Arato have a lot of potential for character progression. Souma is the one who helped her to change her mindset of following in Erina's footstep to standing next to Erina as her friend.
Remove Erina from the story and what does Arato have to her name?
so many hate threads
I'd say Takumi and Ikumi with their fanbase behind them. Or alone, Eizan and Hayama. Former is a real scumbag when he first appeared and the latter just grew into another smug bishie with a bs nose.