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The One Law And Order: SVU Character Fans Can't Stand

If you have never watched "Law & Order: SVU," you might be in the minority. The show has been on the air for over 20 seasons now, and shows no signs of slowing down. The plot centers on fictional New York City detectives whose job it is to hunt down sexual predators and put them behind bars — where they belong. And the regular ensemble cast works fabulously together.

Among the rotating cast of characters, the show features detective Odafin "Finn" Tutuola (Ice-T), the rough-and-tumble "bad cop" who gets the answers out of guilty perps. Then there's his partner, Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) who is the yin to his yang, pursuing her goal to put sex criminals in prison both on and off the show. Despite having so many well-written and compelling characters in the series, there's one that fans apparently can't stand — and you might be surprised to find out who that is.

Law & Order: SVU fans have problems with Noah

In a popular Reddit thread that has dozens of responses, fans have made it clear they don't quite approve of one particular character: Noah. Played by Ryan Buggle, Noah is Detective Olivia Benson's adopted son. Some fans think that Noah's presence on the show humanizes Benson more and shows a softer, motherly side to her character. Others, though, aren't exactly on board.

Several fans noted that Noah seems to always be in dangerous situations, which often overpowers the show's other storylines. One Reddit user named u/vorpalgazebo wrote, "The amount of danger Noah gets into is soooo overdone." Another user named u/CreatrixAnima emphasized where their annoyance comes from: "It's not the kid, but the overreliance on mellow drama [sic] in every episode related to him." 

Still, the fan ire is fairly civil: It's not quite up to the level of Jack Gleeson getting death threats, thankfully. Redditor u/tergesa even edited a past comment of theirs, saying they "changed 'hate' to 'does not like' because it's a kid LOL." In that same thread, there are no less than six people who bemoan Benson's new motherly catchphrase "sweet boy," which seems like the most prominent complaint regarding the character overall. 

Whether you love him or hate him, though, he's been on the show since 2017, and it doesn't look like he's going to be written off anytime soon.