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

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1,986 737
Yajirobe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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2,160 858
Mr. Satan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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659 212
Excalibur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
exott added Excalibur

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457 147
Minoru Mineta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
owen.lee added Minoru Mineta

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515 198
Nina Einstein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Marco Bonanno added Nina Einstein

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723 346
Helmeppo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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1,572 901
Kon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kon

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772 409
Magikarp is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kevin Immers added Magikarp

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554 305
Hitomi Shizuki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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390 217
Matagu Shido is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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366 200
Mitsurugi Hanagata is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Mitsurugi Hanagata

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538 378
Relena Darlian is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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176 78
Minoru Mineta is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
K_frANcIs_E added Minoru Mineta

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1,199 998
Gary Oak is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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430 314
Ishidoro (Berserk) is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Ishidoro (Berserk)

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2,257 1,954
Sakura Haruno is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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326 222
Kazumi Yoshida is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kazumi Yoshida

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165 77
Minoru Mineta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
K_frANcIs_E added Minoru Mineta

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363 270
Lisa Mishima is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Lisa Mishima

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1,028 901
Lisanna Strauss is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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1,485 1,366
Kikyo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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972 897
Misa Amane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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457 391
Mihoshi Kuramitsu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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1,248 1,217
Tenten is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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1,163 1,157
Shippo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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109 68
Taizou Hasegawa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Krzysztof Krakowiak added Taizou Hasegawa

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557 591
Nunnally Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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118 96
Miaka Yuki is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
HisokaTheMagician added Miaka Yuki

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81 52
Nami is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Momar Arsal Abubakar added Nami

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293 310
Coby is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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1,404 1,769
Orihime Inoue is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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103 91
blair is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Jason Scheiber added blair

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31 5
Aqua is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Momar Arsal Abubakar added Aqua

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519 642
Shiemi Moriyama is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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88 89
Poochyena is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
PancakesTasteNice added Poochyena Pokemon

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1,033 1,448
Yui is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Yui

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81 149
Usopp is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kc Kenner added Usopp

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216 525
Lucy Heartfilia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Jameel Adrian added Lucy Heartfilia

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431 995
Sailor Saturn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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6 63
Nico Robin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
SquallL added Nico Robin

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266 1,187
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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144 786
Genos is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Phen Laiz added Genos

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473 2,387
Winry Rockbell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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204 1,277
Hinata Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
JustRandall666 added Hinata Hyuga