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
2,900 974
Yamcha is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

2
2,266 814
Yajirobe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

3
932 285
Excalibur is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
exott added Excalibur

4
2,444 939
Mr. Satan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

5
788 288
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
643 259
Nina Einstein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Marco Bonanno added

7
825 389
Helmeppo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

8
1,037 538
Magikarp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kevin Immers added

9
1,779 1,029
Kon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

10
641 337
Hitomi Shizuki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

11
412 223
Mitsurugi Hanagata is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Mitsurugi Hanagata

12
435 244
Matagu Shido is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

13
261 120
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
247 118
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

15
2,906 2,267
Sakura Haruno is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

16
404 248
Nami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Momar Arsal Abubakar added

17
608 420
Relena Darlian is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

18
483 339
Ishidoro (Berserk) is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Ishidoro (Berserk)

19
368 245
Kazumi Yoshida is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kazumi Yoshida

20
1,342 1,138
Gary Oak is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

21
406 299
Lisa Mishima is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Lisa Mishima

22
1,179 1,045
Lisanna Strauss is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

23
1,638 1,485
Kikyo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

24
1,135 1,014
Misa Amane is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

25
511 422
Mihoshi Kuramitsu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History