Like as not, this is going to end up getting assimilated into a broader, general-purpose RO thread, but that won’t stop me from posing the question:
I’m sure you’ve seen the topics about ROs you love across CoG, now how about ROs that you think should fall off a cliff?
For me, as far as CoG entries go, I have precisely zero use for the royal (in my case, the queen) in Affairs of the Court… which, uh, is problematic, because you have to romance the royal in order to continue the game. Romancing anybody else gets you frozen out of the court. (Forcing people into author-intended routes by holding the rest of the story hostage is probably a topic of discussion for a different thread, I imagine.)
That actually is part and parcel to why I have no use for her, because choosing to romance anybody but her causes her jealousy to shoot through the roof and winds up bricking that character’s political career. Like, damn, lady, I’m fresh into this whole political game, I’m just here to secure a marriage of convenience so that my family won’t have to live in a box, and I’m not stupid enough to risk my neck for a scandalous affair with the wife of a guy who could order my head on a spike without contest, sorry for blue-balling you, I guess? No need to get so heated over me putting my family’s financial stability above flirting with the executioner’s block, sheesh.
On the HG side of things, an RO who I think should choke on some arsenic would be M(organ, in my case) from Wayhaven Chronicles. You’d think, with my tendency to play edgy tryhard characters, that I would find some kinship with an edgy tryhard chain-smoking vampire who only cares about sex as far as romance is concerned. You would be wrong to think this, you silly person, you. In fact, I find Morgan to be utterly insufferable, and beyond that, unstable to the point of genuine concern, because a lot of her behavior strongly suggests that, in another life, she’d be a serial murderer. This leaves me honestly perplexed as to how I’m supposed to see her as a romance option in the first place, rather than a threat to public safety that my job, as an officer of the law, demands that I keep on a very, very short leash. There’s also the detail of her amnesia, which I feel is eventually going to lead to a major reveal about her having to be amnesiac in order to keep her from turning into some kind of bloodthirsty monster that the agency can barely handle. Can’t say that really turns me on at all, sorry.
And over on the HC side of things: Chafiq (Never Date Werewolves) can go to hell. I ain’t got time for racists, and I’m sure as hell not going to romance a guy who thinks my kids are freaks of nature that deserve to be killed. Sorry not sorry, you bigoted asswipe. Get out of my apartment building.
Those are three of my examples, so how about you guys?