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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2,784 954
Yamcha is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

2
2,177 791
Yajirobe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

3
2,344 909
Mr. Satan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

4
841 261
Excalibur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
exott added Excalibur

5
675 238
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
594 239
Nina Einstein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Marco Bonanno added

7
791 373
Helmeppo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

8
944 498
Magikarp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kevin Immers added

9
1,713 986
Kon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

10
608 324
Hitomi Shizuki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

11
395 211
Mitsurugi Hanagata is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Mitsurugi Hanagata

12
418 230
Matagu Shido is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

13
227 102
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
2,702 2,161
Sakura Haruno is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

15
214 99
Minoru Mineta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
K_frANcIs_E added Minoru Mineta

16
580 408
Relena Darlian is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

17
462 329
Ishidoro (Berserk) is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Ishidoro (Berserk)

18
350 236
Kazumi Yoshida is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kazumi Yoshida

19
1,292 1,087
Gary Oak is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

20
392 288
Lisa Mishima is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Lisa Mishima

21
1,125 986
Lisanna Strauss is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

22
1,587 1,444
Kikyo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

23
1,083 965
Misa Amane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

24
486 406
Mihoshi Kuramitsu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

25
109 49
Aqua is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Momar Arsal Abubakar added Aqua

26
1,352 1,325
Tenten is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

27
146 89
Taizou Hasegawa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Krzysztof Krakowiak added

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1,249 1,231
Shippo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

29
222 169
Nami is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Momar Arsal Abubakar added

30
188 149
blair is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Jason Scheiber added blair

31
189 151
Poochyena is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
PancakesTasteNice added

Pokemon

32
166 127
Miaka Yuki is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
HisokaTheMagician added

33
379 365
Coby is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

34
633 650
Nunnally Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

35
622 678
Shiemi Moriyama is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

36
69 52
Gohan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Adam Benabou added

37
29 4
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
1,489 1,930
Orihime Inoue is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

39
1,171 1,543
Yui is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

40
344 692
Lucy Heartfilia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Jameel Adrian added

41
130 292
Usopp is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Kc Kenner added

42
455 1,129
Sailor Saturn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

43
283 1,321
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

44
22 232
Nico Robin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
SquallL added

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559 2,563
Winry Rockbell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History

46
169 994
Genos is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
Phen Laiz added

47
272 1,778
Hinata Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 25+ Most Useless Side Characters In Anime History
JustRandall666 added