Top Ten Most Overrated Anime Characters
The Top Ten
Reading the comments and wow. Are all Goku fans 10 year olds? Why do they all come off incredibly stupid?
Anyway, Goku should be #1.
He's overrated for a reason, because he's the best and truly deserves it.
Goku is the Jesus of anime!
Forget What I Said About Goku(He is Still Overrated by the way)V 66 Comments
Everyone in the anime community treats her like Jesus! Kirito and Sasuke at least get enough hate, but Erza gets almost no hate at all! She is like the Elsa of anime. And Frozen is overrated as well.
Most popular female anime character? She's not even that good as a character. There are much better females, not to mention Erza has gotten rather annoying as the series goes on. Till the Tower of Heaven arc she was a decently written character, but it's all downhill after that. She wins every single fight using plot armour, has an annoying unfunny obsession over cake, and was completely ruined by the excessive fan service. She used to be my second favourite female in Fairy Tail, but now I just outright despise her. - Goku02
Kirito is nowhere near as overrated as Erza Scarlet. At least Kirito gets quite a lot of hate in the anime community. But Elsa Scarlet (Frozen reference, because Frozen is overrated) is treated as if she is flawless.
Why is Goku in the top 1? Just, why? Even he died and losed to enemies, he sacrifices for his family and friends. But no, Erza ALWAYS wins every fight, thanks to the power of FRIENDSHIP, PLOT ARMOUR and FAN SERVICE, oh and CAKE OBSSESSION also. Her fans were being like she's the strongest woman in Fairy Tail. But... eww no. She couldn't even defeat Eileen by self (she defeated Eileen with Wendy's help, not many people remember that; and by the way, it's Eileen who killed herself or Acnologia). Some people compare Lucy to Erza, which is just a stupid thing to do. Hiro always lets Erza win every fights, and made her defeat enemies by self, but never let Lucy win by self, which makes everyone underrates Lucy (oh and, I love Lucy). Oh and by the way, let me remind you Erza fans, Erza would never be the strongest and most powerful, as she couldn't even defeat Mira (Hiro said that). - cana_alberonaV 33 Comments
I don't get his character. He's too over idealized.
Best character in Naruto by the Itachitards' logic hurts any logical person's brain. They made up something like 'DiD yOu KnOw ThAt KiShImOtO sAiD tHaT iTaChI cAn BeAt MaDaRa? '
His fans are annoyinh
His fanboys are stupid."But Itachi is smart and can't lose! "lolV 14 Comments
I Really Love Kirito From Sword Art Online
Excuse my bitterness, but this character is the most ludicrous and ridiculous one I've ever seen in anime. Whenever I see this Mary Sue's face, a bit of my soul wastes away. He was romantically involved with 90% of the women on the show despite already being in a "loving" relationship (in some cases, even sexually) with Asuna. Sword Art Online had so much potential with the brilliant animation and plot, but Kirito ruined it. His defending fans mostly consist of adolescent otakus who find his boring and monochromatic design to be attractive, without realizing his unrealistic lack of flaws and annoying nature.
Can someone please tell me how boring he is.The Op character with the worst clothes(come on,just black)who gets all the girls who are just rejects
Every girl on the show has the hots for him even his own damn sister/cousin!? He's not even loyal to wife/girlfriend. I don't see why Asuna puts up with it. If I ever saw my boyfriend in a quiet and dark cave cuddling with some other girl I'd slap him. and he's way to op for no reason. He was never taught the skills that he have no training or anything can't they give other characters some attention?V 8 Comments
Naruto should be #1 overrated anime character. The Fairy Tail characters aren't even close to being overrated. Gilgamesh is nowhere close to being overrated. I see this Naruto on almost every site I go to, people think he can defeat Goku, etc.
Naruto is definitely overrated. The main reason he doesn't have any heroic qualities especially in shippuden. His character foundations were gradually mutilated throughout the franchise. Naruto who was supposed to be an underdog was actually a prince with hidden destiny. Everything was given to him in a silver plate. He not only had huge chakra reserves but a chakra supplying machine inside him. at least Goku works hard to power up.
Kishimoto failed to evolve Naruto as a character and made him confront his flaws. His unhealthy obsession of chasing people's acknowledgement and his lack of moral compass was never acknowledged. By the end he became so self obsessed that he would call a mass murderer 'the coolest guy ever' just because they had same dream.
This is one of the list Naruto needs to be number 1 on. His followers actually thinks he can beat Goku. Overrated and delusional.
Naruto should be number 1 on this list. His fans oh gosh they are so annoying and act like he's so original and obsess over him. Naruto is just a bad repeat of Goku plus there are many characters that are better than him that get overlooked. He's also really annoying and bratty at times too all he thinks about is Sasuke. Even Saitama who has no personality beats Naruto with better characteristics. by the way if anyone thinks Naruto can beat Vegeta or Goku in a fight then they must be smoking the drapes.V 13 Comments
Even though he is my 5th favorite attack on titan character,I still feel sick of how much attention he gets.He is not even the best written in the series or what so ever.
Well, I understand that he's a really likable character, but sometimes he just seems too extreme. I mean, sure, he's one of the strongest characters in the series, but I think that he's just way over the top. Fangirls really need to stop obsessing over this character.
I'm not saying I hate him, but I just think he's overrated.
... Also he makes poop jokes, just had to add that in.
I love him but the fan base's obsession with him is creeping me out.
I hate Levi, because he's extremely complex, with complex attitudes and actions, and extremely high-level obsessions.V 23 Comments
She's a good Character but very very overrated unlike Sakura
Hinata represents girls who will eventually gonna get cheated on because they're too nice and boring. Guys will take them for granted.
She's annoying and overrated.
People act like she's a good character but they just don't want to admit they only like her for her boobs - SunGokuV 10 Comments
Worst character in all of existence
He was till a good character actually - February456
I disagree. I rate Sasuke: 95% without merits. He inspired more hate from me than any other character. - Crwth
This jerk of a character here is nothing more than a power up, an idiot who enjoys looking down on others just so he can feel good about it, shallow personality and an even shallower motive for revenge. Power crazed ass and a complete homicidal maniac. I think I've said enough
Really overrated character. Can't even determine how he get the Rinnegan on his right eye? All skills are just given to him, ready for use: Itachi's sharingan, Orochimaru's techniques, don't get me started with the Rinnegan on his other eyes, how did he get/awaken it again? Not to mention, he has a very ugly personality. Perfect definition of emotard.V 11 Comments
Natsu is the overrated character here because he takes up the whole series. The series show is not always about him Fairy Tail is a series about other characters and Lucy would make more sense being the main character of the series not Natsu. Lucy doesn't or won't take the spotlight hogging it on other characters but not Natsu hogging spotlight of the series away from other characters. Fairy Tail series is about other characters not a story series about Natsu himself.
Most typical generic main character ever
This guy is a simpleton. His best friend is a cat. He cannot have a real friend like most humans.
Not as overrated as eRzA tHe StRoNgEsT wOmAn In FaIrY tAiL - cana_alberonaV 4 Comments
"Saitama is a PARODY! So he can ALWAYS win with ONE PUNCH! "
SHUT UP! SHUT UP! JUST SHUT THE HELL UP!
Just because you're a parody, doesn't excuse you for being wanked to all the time. There are still PLENTY of characters that can survive a serious punch from Saitama and can kill him without breaking a sweat. And Saitama STOPPED being a parody when they gave us his origin story. Even though his origin story is nonsensical and pointless, he is still no longer a parody. So he CAN be beaten. He also can't breathe in space so universal threats can kill him too.
Seriously though, Saitama is without a doubt the most overrated anime character EVER! - Daviddv0601
You Saitama fans thought he could defeat Goku because he's the "one punch man"? haha. And some of them even thought he can defeat Thanos... - cana_alberona
Trust me. I tried to love Saitama, but the fans of One Punch Man really ruined the series for me. Most people use Saitama as picture profiles to try to be trolls on the Internet and say Saitama is better than every other anime character. It's getting annoying.
Very overratedV 10 Comments
Sakura is a whiny, inconsiderate, pointless character in Naruto. She barely did any fighting and all she was really good was throwing Tsunade-like punches and healing. She lets herself get saved all the time and never fights WITHOUT being saved. Honestly, I think she's way too overrated to be a very popular character in Naruto. She seems very overestimated because of her strength. Though she only wanted to start training due to her precious SASUKE-KUN leaving her behind.
Sakura is ok, but way overrated. She was practically useless in part one; Naruto and Sasuke did most of the fighting while Sakura mainly stayed on the sidelines watching. And in Naruto Shippuden, Chiyo was the only reason that Sakura lived to tell the story. Point in fact, Sasori would have killed her for sure if Chiyo hadn't been there to aid her. And she DIDN'T defeat Sasori; Sasori allowed himself to be killed. Chiyo even says so. He chose to let his defenses down. Sakura is given too much credit.
Beyond overrated is all I can say. All she does is throw a few punches and heals a bit. Without Chiyo, Sakura would have died easily at the hands of Sasori. She's just a meaner, way weaker ripoff the amazing Tsunade.
All she does is give a couple of punches and she is pushed into the background to go and heal some random people we don't even knowV 13 Comments
When the Best Wishes series came, Ash just became worse than his old self. He was better in the previous seasons, but now he is such a loser. Plus, why does he not use his strongest Pokemon in the next regions he goes to? I would bring Charizard and Sceptile along with me if I was Ash. But nope! He thinks he has to leave his strongest Pokemon just so he can start off weak every single season!
He's so annoying, he always wants to be the center of attention and expects his friends to tag along. No wonder Iris calls him a kid
His idiotic tendencies get boring after awhile. Also, life is too short to see Pokemon if Ash will never age.
Ash Ketchum needs to quit having a negative personality, but Serena should be on this list no matter what. Erza Scarlet is actually underrated in comparison no matter what.V 7 Comments
Mikasa was supposed to be a deep and complex character like Levi in the anime series when I realized just how flat she is as a character. Sure I love Mikasa, but I'm adding her here for the fact that she is now becoming nothing more than a clingy high-school girl character. She was supposed to be a complete badass, but was held back by her boring, overprotective, and sometimes stupid and reckless character that she has. And this is sad considering she is one of the only smart people on Attack on Titan. And based on what I heard about the fan base causing Hajime Isayama to write the manga to their demand, I am praying they will not turn her into a lovey-dovey girl in the second season.
Strong, but EXTREMELY boring.
Flat boring, one dimensional, and all those battle prowesses are just too much for just a single soldier noob (even if she's the top-notch of her generation, the best rookies do also struggle sometimes while training) who barely got any real experience at any out-walled expeditions whatsoever.
Too bad if Isayama just want to make her the "next" Levi out of the blue...
NO.V 3 Comments
I really like Sebastian, but his fanbase is INSANE. I mean, it gets on the verge of scary sometimes. - Elric-san
Yes I do very much love this character but he is overrated xp. A lot of girls fangirl over him (and I do admit, I do too) and he is the 2nd "hottest anime male character" in the poll on this website. But I still love him. ocd ik
I like Zoro but it's true he's overrated
He didn't so all that much and people overhype him with no reason. His opponents were simply not very strong. Luffy's feats far surpass Zoro's yet some say they are equal. Where is the logic?
To think some people claim he is Luffy's equal! Ridiculous! Luffy had much more impressive feats than him and a much bigger bounty. I don't even understand the logic behind those claims.
Zoro is a textbook example of an overrated character.V 6 Comments
A lead character who is a firebrand. It's a relentlessly overused type in anime, and he's the most irritating of his kind.
Kirito doesn't even come close to how overrated Eren is. Even I know Eren is just another generic male lead character more than Kirito.
In the manga he barely does anything from a point... O and the word that best describes him... VIRGINNN
Vegeta was, and always will be a mediocre villain at best, but as a "hero", his truly appalling. Toriyama is absolute worst at characterization, so it's no wonder that he turned the narcissistic psychopath into a "deep, multi-dimentional and caring character", that he apparently is today - what truly boggles my mind, is how easily the fandom of the series accepted it, without even a second thought!
"He's strong, so his cool, and awesome! "
I don't care.
"He doesn't try kill the main crue anymore, so he's a hero now! "
No. He hasn't earned the right to be called a hero.
"He blew himself up, so he's redeemed himself by now! "
Again, no. Vegeta was a psychopath - through and through. Last time I checked, psychopaths cannot be "cured", nor "redeemed", ever. They learn, how to cope. How to manipulate. How to deceive. As I said above, Toriyama is terrible at characterization - he just simply created something that he didn't truly understand, thus ...more
Meh. Can't help but love this bastard. He's way too cool. He screws up every now and then but when he does something worthy, it's remarkable and far more memorable than anything any of the other characters' ever done. He's the best DBZ character.
Mega popular because he's a badass.
Vegeta was brought back due to viewer's demand. He's the best and the most relatable character.V 18 Comments
There’s nothing good about this character. - Metalblade94
Such an overrated character.In my opinion she is not such a great yandere, she is just an average one.And also,do most people know her outside of psychopathy and love for Yuki?
I seriously hate her. Fans always say how cool she is. I just don't understand why. Yandere is an understatement.
Barely makes it as a yandere, way to overrated.V 3 Comments
I think L is way more overrated than Light. People always say L is smarter because they like him better, when in reality Light beat him. - little-mouse
Well, none of you will be lucky when Nat Wolff plays Light Turner because Death Note's live-action remake will have Light Turner be portrayed as a sexist jerk that is a nobody. Leave it to Zac Efron to play Light Turner because they used to have similar emo hairstyles.
I hate him because he's a jerk, and he's way too perfect.
He is really overrated. I don't see what's so great about him. He is nothing without the Death Note. He is arrogant, a jerk, a sociopath, sexist and people still love him. Lol what? Also, Light is WAY too perfect.
I honestly hate him and never considered him that good of a character.
I loved the manga ending, he got what he deserved. - Kana79
I understand why everyone loves him so much, but I feel like there are better characters.
Nah. L shouldn't be on this list. - Kana79
She serves no real purpose in the anime aside from being a rude, nasty and spoiled little brat. It's hard to believe that she is actually Gohan's daughter because he's so caring and polite. The show would probably be better without her, even if it's only by a little bit. I don't like her.
Videl was pretty annoying, and Gohan was cocky against Cell and Buu. Pan is a combination of both of those. - TheDarkOne_221b
Although Pan has her faults, she's also gets a proportionate amount of hate from the fan base, so she's not overrated.
Way too hated to be called overrated. - Tia-Harribel
What a dumb, useless character. She's well known for being whiny and stupid. Overrated for being the most hated Dragon Ball Z female.V 2 Comments
He has NO EMOTION, whatsoever. Come on, even Kirito is better than that. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
If you watch the anime, he only fight fodders. That's why he always seem overpowered. But for me, he's just overrated.
Nah. Only a few people like her. She's not overrated as eRzA tHe StRoNgEsT wOmAn In FaIrY tAiL (who I seriously hate) - cana_alberona
When people call Asuna a damsel in distress, Lucy is who I usually turn to to put people in their places by saying Lucy is more of the damsel in distress. You heard me right. Sorry to Fairy Tail fans, but it's true. Lucy had to be more saved throughout Fairy Tail than Asuna in Sword Art Online.
Am I the only one who thinks Asuna is better than Lucy? All Lucy has against Asuna are her boobs.
You are not the only one. I don't particularly hate Lucy but it's just that I prefer Asuna. - Goku02V 10 Comments
Glad to see I'm not the only one who dislikes this guy.
I though I was some weirdo for not not wanting him in the crew. - little-mouse
A very "bleh" character. The only interesting part about him is...Wait, there is no such thing!
That guy is nowhere near as impressive as people say.
Overhyped and boring character. I really hope he dies.
Sailor moon is not overrated.
It is glorious and actually underrated, look at the list of best anime characters, she's somewhere in the fifties!
I guess but I love Sailor Moon - ParkerFang
What does Yuno see in him, really?! She is a total badass but she always has to look out for him. If Yuno wasn't there with him, Yuki would be the first to die in 5 seconds flat!
Who even has a wimp who cries all the time as their favorite character?
Yuno is a lot more overrated given that Yuki is extremely bland and no one cares about him
Complete loser and a dork who isn't even worthy of Yuno's love.V 2 Comments
She acts like she knows what she's doing...but honestly she doesn't
She claims she loves Inuyasha but she didn't care about him. I think Kagome is kinda annoying but even I can see that she did more for Inuyasha than this Mary Sue.
I like Kikyo. She wouldn't be hated nearly as much if she wasn't involved with Inuyasha. Kikyo is a kind and powerful miko with a good heart and tragic past. Why do so many people hate her? : ( - Goku02
She's shows up and Kagome gets insecureV 5 Comments
Her fans are so ridiculous: "Nami best girl" "she's so smart and useful" "hottest girl" that's all they repeat over and over when in reality she's NONE of those things. She's weak and annoying. Hell I even saw someone say she is stronger than the monster trio can you believe it? lol They are crazy!
Not that pretty, not that smart, not that interesting
Gilgamesh is a good character, but his fan base just SUCKS.
I never found him handsome or hot, sorry if you like him! - Crystalsnow
Usui is overrated because he's simply a wish-fulfillment character. He feels extremely 2 dimensional and unrealistic.
I'm a girl and I hate him so much! Other girls fangirl over him, and this is so annoying! There are so many handsome anime boys and he is classified as the number one? Even a pile of trash has more development than him!
"I just never understood as to why he is so popular... He is just a flat character"V 1 Comment
Nice anime character
I don't see how she's overrated. Most of the people I know dislike her and even hate her. I do like Nagisa, but that's not the reason I'm saying this. - MLPFan
I think she deserve to be overrated she has already surpassed most naruto girls with same age she is more useful smart strong different uchiha style not completely fan girl she try to understand people around her and her goal as hokage
Already being overhyped just because he is the daughter of another overhyped characters, sasuke and sakura.
The ¨Renesmee Cullen¨ of Naruto
Simply put an awful character that is super generic and done better by so many others.
Kira and Funny Valentine are better
His looks are ugly and OVERRATED. And his fans are annoying.
Boring standard villain. Gets overrated by fanboys a lot. Also has a bunch of plot armor.V 1 Comment
Although she did help Hajime and the other students a lot throughout the trials, I just don't see what's so good about her. - aieesa
Most people only like her because she's a cute gamer girl. She had a good character design, but she lacked personality or depth because all she does is just play games, fell asleep, and somehow is 10x more aware of murders during trials & investigations.
Nowadays, I'm just plain neutral of her SDR2 character and rather dislike her in DR3 - Despair - MLPFan
I do like Chiaki, but she's way too overrated. Not to mention how her fanboys are like "Talk trash about my waifu and I'll kill you" - MLPFan
Why is the biggest troll in anime history on here?
This guy is simply awesome
As much as I hate to say this, why does everyone think Sachi is better than Asuna? I personally think Sachi never had the potential to grow. One can argue that she could have been another Hinata, but I'm glad Kirito did not end up with her. Asuna was really strong at the beginning of the game compared to Sachi, so I think Kirito and Asuna was better than Kirito and Sachi. I am sorry if I hurt anyone. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
My personal opinion is that Sachi should have been the protagonist (call me crazy, yeah) - IAMAMEME
My least favorite evangelion character
She's the worst anime character ever
She deserves all the hate
I dislike her so much.
Ugh peach queen, damsel in distress. Girl, stop wailing for Kirito. You remember how bad-ass you were, and could take on anything? Go back to that self, and get divorced with Kirito
There she is! Annoying, bland and boring girl! - Crystalsnow
Dull, bland, and one-dimensional - PerfectImpulseX
Y is my loli vampire on this list - BDOG375
Touhou is not a anime.
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