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

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

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

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Kon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kon

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Nina Einstein is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Marco Bonanno added Nina Einstein

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

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Hitomi Shizuki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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

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

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

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Minoru Mineta is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
owen.lee added Minoru Mineta

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Kazumi Yoshida is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kazumi Yoshida

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

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

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Lisanna Strauss is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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Lisa Mishima is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Lisa Mishima

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

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Misa Amane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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Mihoshi Kuramitsu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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

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Minoru Mineta is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
K_frANcIs_E added Minoru Mineta

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

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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

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Nunnally Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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Orihime Inoue is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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Taizou Hasegawa is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Krzysztof Krakowiak added Taizou Hasegawa

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Coby is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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

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Yui is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Yui

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Miaka Yuki is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
HisokaTheMagician added Miaka Yuki

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

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Sailor Saturn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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Lucy Heartfilia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Jameel Adrian added Lucy Heartfilia

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Genos is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Phen Laiz added Genos

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Kamina is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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Winry Rockbell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

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Hinata Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
JustRandall666 added Hinata Hyuga