There have been some legendary and iconic soap opera characters who’ve graced the daytime drama television screens over the years. The evil Stefano DiMera wreaked havoc on Salem residents for over three decades on Days of Our Lives (DOOL), while Victor Newman still rules over Genoa City on the Young and the Restless (Y&R), and who could ever forget the beautiful love story between Luke and Laura Spencer on General Hospital (GH)! Alas, these characters have worked while many on soaps simply haven’t. As such, below are 12 of the worst soap opera characters of all time.
12. DOOL’s Claire Brady
She was cute when she was little, but once the offspring of Shawn and Belle Brady experienced Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome (SORAS) she became entitled, bratty, manipulative, and whiny. Who knew? Overall, it seems that these second-generation children of DOOL super couples simply don’t have the same adventurous genes that their parents did back in the day.