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
3,298 1,076
Yamcha is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
2
2,631 902
Yajirobe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
3
1,231 373
Excalibur is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
exott added Excalibur
4
2,794 1,029
Mr. Satan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
5
1,165 415
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
862 310
Nina Einstein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Marco Bonanno added
7
938 435
Helmeppo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
8
1,319 681
Magikarp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kevin Immers added
9
1,994 1,160
Kon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
10
708 366
Hitomi Shizuki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
11
362 164
Minoru Mineta is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
K_frANcIs_E added Minoru Mineta
12
463 245
Mitsurugi Hanagata is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Mitsurugi Hanagata
13
345 165
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
478 268
Matagu Shido is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
15
3,433 2,580
Sakura Haruno is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
16
683 465
Relena Darlian is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
17
308 177
Aqua is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Momar Arsal Abubakar added Aqua
18
550 379
Ishidoro (Berserk) is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Ishidoro (Berserk)
19
417 275
Kazumi Yoshida is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kazumi Yoshida
20
459 328
Lisa Mishima is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Lisa Mishima
21
1,477 1,241
Gary Oak is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
22
1,340 1,177
Lisanna Strauss is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
23
103 36
Camie (One Piece) is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
windshadow added Camie (One Piece)
24
1,288 1,148
Misa Amane is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
25
1,765 1,596
Kikyo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History