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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2,012 779
Yamcha is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

2
1,567 593
Yajirobe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

3
1,682 714
Mr. Satan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

4
1,231 698
Kon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kon

5
546 265
Helmeppo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Helmeppo

6
226 67
Excalibur is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
exott added Excalibur

7
284 108
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
452 241
Hitomi Shizuki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

9
345 175
Magikarp is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kevin Immers added Magikarp

10
303 156
Mitsurugi Hanagata is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Mitsurugi Hanagata

11
326 175
Matagu Shido is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

12
454 302
Relena Darlian is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

13
269 171
Kazumi Yoshida is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kazumi Yoshida

14
1,687 1,481
Sakura Haruno is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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15
352 263
Ishidoro (Berserk) is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Ishidoro (Berserk)

16
942 820
Gary Oak is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

17
794 688
Lisanna Strauss is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

18
300 218
Lisa Mishima is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Lisa Mishima

19
1,229 1,135
Kikyo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

20
379 316
Mihoshi Kuramitsu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

21
1,000 961
Tenten is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

The 14 Best First Kisses in Anime History

22
751 707
Misa Amane is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

23
961 962
Shippo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

24
446 466
Nunnally Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

25
1,209 1,437
Orihime Inoue is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

26
52 28
Minoru Mineta is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
K_frANcIs_E added Minoru Mineta

27
48 28
Minoru Mineta is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
K_frANcIs_E added Minoru Mineta

28
377 501
Shiemi Moriyama is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

The 13 Greatest Final Fights In Anime History

29
153 188
Coby is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

30
37 27
Taizou Hasegawa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Krzysztof Krakowiak added Taizou Hasegawa

31
823 1,200
Yui is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Yui

32
28 34
Miaka Yuki is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
HisokaTheMagician added Miaka Yuki

33
40 94
Lucy Heartfilia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Jameel Adrian added Lucy Heartfilia

34
370 813
Sailor Saturn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

35
77 391
Genos is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Phen Laiz added Genos

36
226 939
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

37
370 1,903
Winry Rockbell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

38
92 627
Hinata Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
JustRandall666 added Hinata Hyuga