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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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Excalibur is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
exott added Excalibur
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Mr. Satan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
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Nina Einstein is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Marco Bonanno added
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Helmeppo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
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Magikarp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kevin Immers added
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Kon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
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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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Sakura Haruno is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
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Aqua is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Momar Arsal Abubakar added
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Relena Darlian is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
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Ishidoro (Berserk) is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Ishidoro (Berserk)
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Kazumi Yoshida is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kazumi Yoshida
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Lisa Mishima is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Lisa Mishima
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Camie (One Piece) is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
windshadow added Camie (One Piece)
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Myōga is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Lovelintkate Barboza Natividad added
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Gary Oak is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
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Lisanna Strauss is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
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Griffon Kato is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
nalu4life126 added Griffon Kato
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Misa Amane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
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Mihoshi Kuramitsu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
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Kikyo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History