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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2,777 952
Yamcha is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

2
2,170 788
Yajirobe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

3
2,336 907
Mr. Satan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

4
832 257
Excalibur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
exott added Excalibur

5
661 236
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
588 238
Nina Einstein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Marco Bonanno added

7
789 371
Helmeppo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

8
1,705 984
Kon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

9
932 495
Magikarp is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kevin Immers added

10
606 322
Hitomi Shizuki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

11
394 210
Mitsurugi Hanagata is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Mitsurugi Hanagata

12
416 229
Matagu Shido is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

13
224 100
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
2,660 2,148
Sakura Haruno is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

15
579 405
Relena Darlian is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

16
213 99
Minoru Mineta is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
K_frANcIs_E added Minoru Mineta

17
461 328
Ishidoro (Berserk) is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Ishidoro (Berserk)

18
350 234
Kazumi Yoshida is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kazumi Yoshida

19
1,287 1,084
Gary Oak is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

20
391 286
Lisa Mishima is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Lisa Mishima

21
1,121 982
Lisanna Strauss is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

22
1,581 1,435
Kikyo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

23
1,079 958
Misa Amane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

24
485 404
Mihoshi Kuramitsu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

25
1,346 1,319
Tenten is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

26
107 47
Aqua is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Momar Arsal Abubakar added Aqua

27
1,239 1,226
Shippo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

28
142 88
Taizou Hasegawa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Krzysztof Krakowiak added

29
207 162
Nami is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Momar Arsal Abubakar added

30
178 145
blair is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Jason Scheiber added blair

31
622 645
Nunnally Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

32
159 126
Miaka Yuki is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
HisokaTheMagician added

33
368 364
Coby is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

34
179 151
Poochyena is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
PancakesTasteNice added

Pokemon

35
612 675
Shiemi Moriyama is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

36
19 1
Hawk from seven deadly sins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
CrimsonPhoenix added Hawk from seven deadly sins

37
1,483 1,917
Orihime Inoue is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

38
59 43
Gohan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Adam Benabou added

39
1,156 1,535
Yui is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

40
331 678
Lucy Heartfilia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Jameel Adrian added

41
126 280
Usopp is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kc Kenner added

42
449 1,116
Sailor Saturn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

43
283 1,307
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

44
21 218
Nico Robin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
SquallL added

45
548 2,553
Winry Rockbell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

46
166 978
Genos is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Phen Laiz added

47
269 1,730
Hinata Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
JustRandall666 added