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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2,688 938
Yamcha is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

2
2,091 772
Yajirobe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

3
2,269 889
Mr. Satan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

4
767 240
Excalibur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
exott added Excalibur

5
585 203
Minoru Mineta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
owen.lee added Minoru Mineta

6
558 223
Nina Einstein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Marco Bonanno added

7
769 363
Helmeppo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

8
1,659 952
Kon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

9
864 464
Magikarp is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kevin Immers added

10
584 314
Hitomi Shizuki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

11
386 205
Mitsurugi Hanagata is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Mitsurugi Hanagata

12
408 222
Matagu Shido is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

13
206 87
Minoru Mineta is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
K_frANcIs_E added Minoru Mineta

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563 391
Relena Darlian is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

15
192 87
Minoru Mineta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
K_frANcIs_E added Minoru Mineta

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2,450 2,065
Sakura Haruno is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

17
452 322
Ishidoro (Berserk) is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Ishidoro (Berserk)

18
343 229
Kazumi Yoshida is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kazumi Yoshida

19
1,248 1,054
Gary Oak is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

20
380 276
Lisa Mishima is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Lisa Mishima

21
1,076 949
Lisanna Strauss is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

22
1,543 1,409
Kikyo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

23
1,034 933
Misa Amane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

24
475 401
Mihoshi Kuramitsu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

25
1,304 1,281
Tenten is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

26
1,212 1,207
Shippo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

27
126 78
Taizou Hasegawa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Krzysztof Krakowiak added

28
75 30
Aqua is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Momar Arsal Abubakar added Aqua

29
144 108
Miaka Yuki is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
HisokaTheMagician added

30
589 611
Nunnally Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

31
138 111
Nami is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Momar Arsal Abubakar added

32
146 124
blair is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Jason Scheiber added blair

33
332 345
Coby is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

34
566 663
Shiemi Moriyama is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

35
126 125
Poochyena is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
PancakesTasteNice added Pokemon

36
1,448 1,846
Orihime Inoue is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

37
1,088 1,499
Yui is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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4 2
Gohan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Adam Benabou added

39
109 209
Usopp is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kc Kenner added

40
271 608
Lucy Heartfilia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Jameel Adrian added

41
440 1,059
Sailor Saturn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

42
15 139
Nico Robin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
SquallL added

43
278 1,247
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

44
157 881
Genos is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Phen Laiz added

45
502 2,490
Winry Rockbell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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238 1,499
Hinata Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
JustRandall666 added