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
2,730 946
Yamcha is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

2
2,129 780
Yajirobe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

3
2,300 896
Mr. Satan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

4
794 248
Excalibur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
exott added Excalibur

5
623 219
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
573 232
Nina Einstein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Marco Bonanno added

7
780 369
Helmeppo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

8
1,685 967
Kon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

9
895 478
Magikarp is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kevin Immers added

10
595 319
Hitomi Shizuki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

11
390 208
Mitsurugi Hanagata is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Mitsurugi Hanagata

12
411 226
Matagu Shido is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

13
212 93
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
569 396
Relena Darlian is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

15
2,557 2,103
Sakura Haruno is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

16
198 93
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
457 324
Ishidoro (Berserk) is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Ishidoro (Berserk)

18
345 231
Kazumi Yoshida is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kazumi Yoshida

19
1,267 1,068
Gary Oak is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

20
385 278
Lisa Mishima is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Lisa Mishima

21
1,090 965
Lisanna Strauss is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

22
1,562 1,421
Kikyo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

23
1,054 944
Misa Amane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

24
478 401
Mihoshi Kuramitsu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

25
1,321 1,298
Tenten is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

26
1,224 1,212
Shippo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

27
132 81
Taizou Hasegawa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Krzysztof Krakowiak added

28
91 38
Aqua is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Momar Arsal Abubakar added Aqua

29
152 116
Miaka Yuki is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
HisokaTheMagician added

30
602 629
Nunnally Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

31
161 131
blair is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Jason Scheiber added blair

32
163 135
Nami is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Momar Arsal Abubakar added

33
348 353
Coby is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

34
588 668
Shiemi Moriyama is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

35
150 140
Poochyena is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
PancakesTasteNice added

Pokemon

36
1,462 1,879
Orihime Inoue is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

37
1,120 1,515
Yui is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

38
30 22
Gohan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Adam Benabou added

39
116 238
Usopp is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kc Kenner added

40
300 640
Lucy Heartfilia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Jameel Adrian added

41
445 1,085
Sailor Saturn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

42
18 170
Nico Robin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
SquallL added

43
280 1,275
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

44
523 2,514
Winry Rockbell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

45
159 922
Genos is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Phen Laiz added

46
251 1,610
Hinata Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
JustRandall666 added