Regardless of whether you're at school, college, university or any other educational institute, the commonality is that a lot of the character of these places is defined by the characters that we come across within them. So, it should come as no surprise that a series centred around the central theme of college is rife with some vibrant, volatile and even violent personnel, which is not exclusively limited to the students of Greendale's campus.
Community unconditionally fits into any and every genre, not only subverting the tropes of TV but just what a TV show can be, and this is in no small part to the multitude of characters on show; an amalgamation of quirky weirdos and people that haven't had the greatest of lives are characters that can simply only exist in a show like this.
After season one, which is one of the only facets of Community that follows the structure of other shows - as it is in fact an experimental period - an abundance of new faces were featured from this point onwards, but which ones were great and which ones were grating?
Played by: Luke Youngblood
Created by Dan Harmon with the sole purpose of being intentionally annoying and one-dimensional, Magnitude - as his name likely indicates - isn't a character who has a lot going on outside of his repetitive catchphrase; Pop-pop.
By the first time you hear this synonymous phrase you're already tired of it.
In his initial appearance in the episode "Early 21st Century Romanticism", he's brought into the show as nothing more than a one-note partygoer who unknowingly invades Jeff's apartment, before he eventually invades a number of the series' forthcoming episodes.
Magnitude crops up time and time again, mostly just to utter his catchphrase in a non-sequitur before vanishing into the scenery once again when he isn't intervening in the A-plot, such as the presidential election and the second paintball game. They do make decent use of his character, but the story probably works smoother without him in general.
Understandably, the idea is that he's a parodic depiction of catchphrase-centric characters of the past like Bart Simpson, Eric Cartman and Joey Tribbiani, but even with that knowledge, Magnitude proves to be a paradoxical personality as his irredeemably irritating presence is too painful to stomach.
Even if you don't agree, to disagree.