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

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1,997 737
Yajirobe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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2,171 860
Mr. Satan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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670 214
Excalibur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
exott added Excalibur

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468 150
Minoru Mineta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
owen.lee added Minoru Mineta

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519 202
Nina Einstein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Marco Bonanno added Nina Einstein

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725 348
Helmeppo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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

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777 416
Magikarp is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kevin Immers added Magikarp

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555 307
Hitomi Shizuki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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391 218
Matagu Shido is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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367 201
Mitsurugi Hanagata is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Mitsurugi Hanagata

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538 379
Relena Darlian is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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176 81
Minoru Mineta is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
K_frANcIs_E added Minoru Mineta

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2,279 1,964
Sakura Haruno is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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1,202 1,006
Gary Oak is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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431 316
Ishidoro (Berserk) is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Ishidoro (Berserk)

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327 224
Kazumi Yoshida is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kazumi Yoshida

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166 79
Minoru Mineta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
K_frANcIs_E added Minoru Mineta

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364 271
Lisa Mishima is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Lisa Mishima

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1,035 905
Lisanna Strauss is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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1,489 1,369
Kikyo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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980 900
Misa Amane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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457 392
Mihoshi Kuramitsu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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1,250 1,223
Tenten is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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1,166 1,162
Shippo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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110 70
Taizou Hasegawa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Krzysztof Krakowiak added Taizou Hasegawa

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563 594
Nunnally Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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90 55
Nami is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Momar Arsal Abubakar added Nami

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122 98
Miaka Yuki is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
HisokaTheMagician added Miaka Yuki

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299 314
Coby is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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112 93
blair is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Jason Scheiber added blair

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36 8
Aqua is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Momar Arsal Abubakar added Aqua

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1,408 1,780
Orihime Inoue is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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526 645
Shiemi Moriyama is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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94 93
Poochyena is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
PancakesTasteNice added Poochyena Pokemon

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1,039 1,455
Yui is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Yui

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84 154
Usopp is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kc Kenner added Usopp

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221 534
Lucy Heartfilia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Jameel Adrian added Lucy Heartfilia

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432 1,004
Sailor Saturn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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6 73
Nico Robin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
SquallL added Nico Robin

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266 1,194
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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144 796
Genos is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Phen Laiz added Genos

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477 2,396
Winry Rockbell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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207 1,305
Hinata Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
JustRandall666 added Hinata Hyuga