Anime Underground The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History  

Crystal Brackett
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List Rules Vote up the anime side characters who served no purpose and were just along for the ride.

Far too many anime series have useless side characters that fans hate and protagonists begrudgingly put with. Many people complain about how they're weak, how they harm the protagonists, or just, you know, serve no purpose at all. These usless sidekicks in anime, at their best, don't really do anything. 

People can make some really great arguments as to why these characters served some purpose to the plot. What one person thinks is a useless trait or quality might not be seen as useless to another... but seriously, some of these tangential characters could truly get under your skin with their pathetic existence. The side characters listed below are the ones that get the absolute worst complaints, and frankly, most of them deserve it. 

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1,750 697
Yamcha is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

2
1,359 524
Yajirobe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

3
1,461 643
Mr. Satan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

4
1,063 601
Kon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kon

5
461 225
Helmeppo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Helmeppo

6
399 207
Hitomi Shizuki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

7
193 72
Nina Einstein is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Marco Bonanno added Nina Einstein

8
290 150
Matagu Shido is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

9
266 140
Mitsurugi Hanagata is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Mitsurugi Hanagata

10
389 265
Relena Darlian is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

11
236 152
Kazumi Yoshida is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kazumi Yoshida

12
694 585
Lisanna Strauss is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

13
317 232
Ishidoro (Berserk) is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Ishidoro (Berserk)

14
267 187
Lisa Mishima is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Lisa Mishima

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15
812 734
Gary Oak is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

16
1,070 995
Kikyo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

17
336 272
Mihoshi Kuramitsu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

18
128 66
Magikarp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kevin Immers added Magikarp

19
1,344 1,288
Sakura Haruno is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

20
643 605
Misa Amane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

21
861 833
Tenten is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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22
836 852
Shippo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

23
59 16
Excalibur is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
exott added Excalibur

24
386 398
Nunnally Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

25
1,101 1,285
Orihime Inoue is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

26
113 127
Coby is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

27
328 438
Shiemi Moriyama is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

28
726 1,048
Yui is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Yui

29
11 3
Minoru Mineta is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
K_frANcIs_E added Minoru Mineta

30
9 4
Minoru Mineta is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
K_frANcIs_E added Minoru Mineta

31
5 2
Taizou Hasegawa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Krzysztof Krakowiak added Taizou Hasegawa

32
329 723
Sailor Saturn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

33
40 206
Genos is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Phen Laiz added Genos

34
203 828
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

35
39 265
Hinata Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
JustRandall666 added Hinata Hyuga

36
327 1,649
Winry Rockbell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History