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
3,375 1,092
Yamcha is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
2
2,700 915
Yajirobe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
3
1,295 391
Excalibur is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
exott added Excalibur
4
2,859 1,046
Mr. Satan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
5
902 324
Nina Einstein is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Marco Bonanno added
6
963 449
Helmeppo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
7
1,381 714
Magikarp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kevin Immers added
8
2,041 1,183
Kon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
9
726 379
Hitomi Shizuki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
10
478 251
Mitsurugi Hanagata is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Mitsurugi Hanagata
11
491 276
Matagu Shido is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
12
3,656 2,653
Sakura Haruno is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
13
356 197
Aqua is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Momar Arsal Abubakar added Aqua
14
705 469
Relena Darlian is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
15
566 385
Ishidoro (Berserk) is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Ishidoro (Berserk)
16
431 280
Kazumi Yoshida is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kazumi Yoshida
17
476 337
Lisa Mishima is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Lisa Mishima
18
124 46
Camie (One Piece) is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
windshadow added Camie (One Piece)
19
1,518 1,270
Gary Oak is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
20
1,389 1,220
Lisanna Strauss is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
21
91 28
Myōga is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Lovelintkate Barboza Natividad added Myōga
22
1,337 1,189
Misa Amane is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
23
1,808 1,639
Kikyo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
24
79 20
Griffon Kato is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
nalu4life126 added Griffon Kato
25
572 488
Mihoshi Kuramitsu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History