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
2,908 974
Yamcha is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

2
2,275 814
Yajirobe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

3
935 287
Excalibur is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
exott added Excalibur

4
2,452 939
Mr. Satan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

5
793 292
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
645 260
Nina Einstein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Marco Bonanno added

7
826 389
Helmeppo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

8
1,040 540
Magikarp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kevin Immers added

9
1,783 1,030
Kon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

10
642 338
Hitomi Shizuki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

11
413 224
Mitsurugi Hanagata is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Mitsurugi Hanagata

12
436 245
Matagu Shido is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

13
262 121
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

14
415 251
Nami is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Momar Arsal Abubakar added

15
248 120
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

16
2,918 2,274
Sakura Haruno is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

17
609 420
Relena Darlian is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

18
484 340
Ishidoro (Berserk) is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Ishidoro (Berserk)

19
369 245
Kazumi Yoshida is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kazumi Yoshida

20
1,343 1,140
Gary Oak is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

21
408 300
Lisa Mishima is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Lisa Mishima

22
1,184 1,048
Lisanna Strauss is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

23
1,642 1,489
Kikyo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

24
513 422
Mihoshi Kuramitsu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

25
1,136 1,017
Misa Amane is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History