Hey, you didn’t like Major Kong? I thought that guy was AWESOME (of course, he seemed to be based on a teacher I had in high school, who used to fly B-52s for the Air Force…)
Also, re: Dante, I get the feeling that he was supposed to be a bit of a whiner. Yes, he had a bad day, yes, he has a shitty job, yes, his girlfriend had sex with… well, enough about that. As his friend and co-worker pointed out “We’re convenience store clerks… and pretty shitty ones I might add.” and then goes on into a monologue about how they pretend that they’re important, etc. I don’t remember exactly how it goes, so anyone feel free to look it up and post it for me
As for unlikeable protaganists: If we’re allowing TV-shows, can we allow anime? Shinji Ikara. I wanted to throttle that kid by halfway through the show. Neon Genesis Evangelion is a shining example of why the fate of Humanity should not be placed in the hands of fifteen year olds.