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
2,846 966
Yamcha is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

2
2,228 804
Yajirobe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

3
2,397 927
Mr. Satan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

4
892 274
Excalibur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
exott added Excalibur

5
742 270
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
623 250
Nina Einstein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Marco Bonanno added

7
810 382
Helmeppo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

8
1,001 527
Magikarp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kevin Immers added

9
1,750 1,014
Kon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

10
626 330
Hitomi Shizuki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

11
402 217
Mitsurugi Hanagata is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Mitsurugi Hanagata

12
425 237
Matagu Shido is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

13
241 111
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
2,824 2,226
Sakura Haruno is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

15
588 414
Relena Darlian is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

16
223 111
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
467 334
Ishidoro (Berserk) is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Ishidoro (Berserk)

18
356 241
Kazumi Yoshida is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kazumi Yoshida

19
1,321 1,123
Gary Oak is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

20
318 217
Nami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Momar Arsal Abubakar added

21
396 295
Lisa Mishima is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Lisa Mishima

22
1,157 1,029
Lisanna Strauss is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

23
1,615 1,470
Kikyo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

24
1,110 992
Misa Amane is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

25
500 417
Mihoshi Kuramitsu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

26
142 71
Aqua is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Momar Arsal Abubakar added Aqua

27
1,274 1,253
Shippo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

28
154 98
Taizou Hasegawa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Krzysztof Krakowiak added

29
1,385 1,371
Tenten is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

30
177 131
Miaka Yuki is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
HisokaTheMagician added

31
32 2
Camie (One Piece) is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
windshadow added Camie (One Piece)

32
205 167
Poochyena is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
PancakesTasteNice added

Pokemon

33
205 167
blair is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Jason Scheiber added blair

34
129 86
Gohan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Adam Benabou added

35
403 386
Coby is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

36
657 665
Nunnally Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

37
71 23
Hawk from seven deadly sins is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
CrimsonPhoenix added Hawk from seven deadly sins

38
669 695
Shiemi Moriyama is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

39
1,255 1,583
Yui is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

40
1,509 2,030
Orihime Inoue is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

41
422 742
Lucy Heartfilia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Jameel Adrian added

42
148 369
Usopp is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kc Kenner added

43
474 1,190
Sailor Saturn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

44
625 2,613
Winry Rockbell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

45
286 1,399
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

46
175 1,089
Genos is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Phen Laiz added

47
24 328
Nico Robin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
SquallL added

48
283 1,939
Hinata Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
JustRandall666 added