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Sarah is a secondary antagonist and an anti-hero of Ed, Edd n Eddy. She is Ed's bossy, psychotic, spoiled, and conceited younger sister, who acts cute and charming only when it serves her. Sarah has Ed's unending loyalty and obedience, mostly due to her constant threats of tattling on him. She was voiced by Janyse Jaud, who also voiced Lee Kanker.
Why She Intentionally Needs Anger Management And Should Be The One In Trouble
- She acts like one of those stereotypical mean girls.
- She is a loud and controlling spoiled brat who is often mean to her big brother, Ed, for no reason. She’s even mean to his two best friends, Edd and Eddy.
- She is sometimes mean to the other cul-de-sac kids, except her best friend Jimmy whom she has a soft spot for.
- Throughout the entire show, she almost never said anything positive about anyone else (except for her friend, Jimmy, and sometimes, Edd).
- She is very quick to anger and handles her anger through brute strength and extreme violence against the Eds and sometimes the other kids.
- She largely lacks empathy, even more so than the Annoying Orange.
- She is so aggressive, manipulative, and ferocious that her older brother Ed fears her, and she refuses to accept the undeserving love and affection he gives her.
- For some strange reason, Sarah apparently gains more trust from her off-screen mother more than Ed. Judging from a bad dream Ed had (where Jonny portrayed his mom), their mother more often than not sides with her daughter and punishes Ed, and even gives Sarah allowances over Ed. This could explain how Sarah sleeps upstairs next to her parents’ room while Ed sleeps downstairs in the basement, but at least the latter doesn’t mind that.
- She never shows genuine kindness (minus the boomerang effect in "Hand Me Down Ed") to the Eds at all. Even Kevin, despite his mean behaviour, has a lot of kind moments (especially in the latter half of the show), but not Sarah.
- Apart from their usual scams, she does not have a decent reason to hate the Eds, unlike Kevin and Jimmy who actually have their good and personal reasons to hate them.
- She also gets mad at Ed when it's not his fault, such as after Eddy gave Jimmy a wedgie in "If It Smells Like an Ed". She yells at Ed and tells him that she is telling their mom on him, instead of scolding Eddy who obviously did it. Then again, Ed did laugh at Jimmy with everyone else.
- Sarah was arguably at her worst in the episode "Sir Ed A Lot". She spent the day with Jimmy by mistreating the Eds and laugh at their pain just so Ed can get in trouble after she laughs at Eddy getting stabbed in the hand by a cactus after Ed tossed it to Eddy, showing that she is a psychopath.
- In "Knock, Knock Who's Ed" just as Ed's 8-hour monster movie marathon was about to start, Sarah and Jimmy kicked the Eds out of the house by shoving and punching Double D and Eddy into Ed's throat and almost causing Ed to choke. Fans regard that as the most mean-spirited thing she has done.
- In "Boys Will Be Eds", she physically assaulted Rolf, despite him trying to help Jimmy. She should have whacked Victor the Goat with the tennis racket instead because he was the one chewing on the sandwich and his arm, not Rolf.
- In "Thick as an Ed", she violently yells at Ed to wake him up to take her to Jimmy's house, when she could clearly do it herself (which she soon did so).
- In "Tinker Ed", just to cheer up Jimmy, Sarah took an embarrassing picture of the Eds dressed in fairy tale costumes by threatening them that she’ll turn them into dog meat and remove their will to live, even when Kevin told Jimmy fairy tales weren't real and she lets Kevin off the hook for what he started by allowing him to help.
- Much like Kevin and Jimmy in their worst episodes, she unfairly attacks the Eds most of the time. Even when one or two Eds did something wrong to her, she would beat up all 3 of them anyway.
- Despite her negative qualities in the TV series, she hardly gets punished for her behaviour, making her a Karma Houdini for the most part.
- Even Kevin and Jimmy are more likeable than she is.
- Up until the finale movie, she has little to no character development. In fact, throughout the second to sixth season, she becomes more and more loud and destructive.
- Although Janyse Jaud did a good job voicing Lee Kanker, she did an awful job voicing Sarah in the rest of the original run by making her voice forced to be menacing.
- Much like Darla Dimple from Cats Don’t Dance,The close-ups of her angry face turning dark red or when the camera pans to her angry rage when she screams and growls loudly can be too frightening for younger viewers.
- She is a terrible role model. It seems like Sarah’s behavior may get kids to handle conflicts angrily and violently, when in reality that kind of behavior just makes things worse for yourself and everyone around you. Character behavior like this could land Cartoon Network in trouble. But the way Sarah teaches it is to play the victim card on other people by tellings lies and get them in trouble.
- She is much more innocent and sunnier as long as she is not always antagonised.
- Sarah sometimes does get her comeuppances in episodes like “Little Ed Blue”, "Fool on the Ed," "Sir Ed-a-Lot," "Mission Ed-Possible,” “Run Ed Run”, and the movie, but it doesn’t feel like enough to not consider her a “Karma Houdini”.
- She cares a lot about and is very nice to her best friend Jimmy, and they have a great friendship.
- A good example is when she tried to stop Jimmy from fighting with Nazz in the episode "Key to My Ed" because the latter should know that he can't hit a girl.
- Also, in "If It Smells Like an Ed", unlike the other kids, she didn't laugh at Jimmy when Eddy gave him the wedgie.
- She has rarely shown concern for Ed before, showing that she cares about him deep down one way or another.
- In "Little Ed Blue", while Ed was in a bad mood, it was satisfying to see him yell at Sarah. He even kicked her out of the house along with everyone else presumably as payback for her behavior in “Knock, Knock, Who’s Ed”.
- She did have an adorable crush on Double D. It's gratifying that Sarah likes at least someone other than Jimmy.
- The series finale, "Ed, Edd and Eddy’s Big Picture Show", is one of Sarah's more tolerable appearances.
- She is not nearly as mean as she was in the TV series.
- She gets her biggest well-deserved comeuppance from being tortured by the Kanker sisters along with Jimmy.
- In the end, she befriends the Eds along with the other cul-de-sac kids, calling them friends.
- Her voice, while obnoxious, is more tolerable when she's in a good mood.
- She's most certainly supposed to be hated, hence why she's written like this.
- Even though being considered as the most hated characters of the series, Sarah was not as loud in Season 1.