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
3,358 1,090
Yamcha is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
2
2,687 911
Yajirobe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
3
1,280 385
Excalibur is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
exott added Excalibur
4
2,845 1,043
Mr. Satan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
5
896 321
Nina Einstein is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Marco Bonanno added
6
958 445
Helmeppo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
7
1,364 705
Magikarp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kevin Immers added
8
2,031 1,174
Kon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
9
721 374
Hitomi Shizuki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
10
475 248
Mitsurugi Hanagata is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Mitsurugi Hanagata
11
488 272
Matagu Shido is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
12
3,601 2,636
Sakura Haruno is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
13
345 191
Aqua is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Momar Arsal Abubakar added Aqua
14
702 467
Relena Darlian is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
15
562 384
Ishidoro (Berserk) is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Ishidoro (Berserk)
16
429 278
Kazumi Yoshida is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kazumi Yoshida
17
471 335
Lisa Mishima is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Lisa Mishima
18
1,511 1,263
Gary Oak is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
19
117 44
Camie (One Piece) is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
windshadow added Camie (One Piece)
20
1,379 1,214
Lisanna Strauss is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
21
1,329 1,178
Misa Amane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
22
1,797 1,628
Kikyo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
23
569 485
Mihoshi Kuramitsu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
24
77 18
Griffon Kato is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
nalu4life126 added Griffon Kato
25
83 25
Myōga is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Lovelintkate Barboza Natividad added Myōga