Top 10 Most Realistic Glee Characters

Glee was a heightened world of show tunes, over-the-top melodrama, and outfits that defied any real-world school dress code. But even within that whirlwind, some characters still had their relatable moments. They may have burst into song a lot, but sometimes they struggled with things you might, too. Things like figuring out your future, difficult family situations, or learning to embrace who you are.

Think back on the students of New Directions. Which ones felt the most true-to-life? Whose hopes, dreams, and heartbreaks reminded you of your own? Was there a character whose journey inspired you?
The Top Ten
1 Kurt Hummel

His struggle with bullying, and the fact that things aren't just handed to him on a silver platter ( Rachel, Blaine ) make him realistic and a good person to look to for realism in the show. His uncertainty about taking Blaine back after he cheated on him, his issues with seeing all of his friends succeed while he sits on the sidelines, his reaction to his father's heart attack, his issues with religion and faith not being as interchangeable as people believe - all these things make Kurt a realistic character that fans can look to in order to see themselves.

Kurt is one of my favorites! Chris Colfer makes Kurt's character so much more realistic with his great acting. Kurt goes through things that people in real life go through. Kurt is amazing!

I can relate to Kurt in almost every single way, minus the being gay part. He can push aside insults and taunts like they're nothing, and I really respect that. And Kurt still manages to confront his bullies while discovering who he is. All his internal struggles just emphasize the problems going on inside all of us. He expresses himself and doesn't care what other people think. I loved in that Gaga episode when Karofsky and Azimio pushed him and Tina into some lockers he went full out diva on them; and when he chases down Karofsky and calls him a chubby guy who sweats too much and will be bald by the time he's thirty. SERIOUSLY ADORABLE AND TOTALLY MY FAVORITE CHARACTER.

2 Quinn Fabray

For me, she has the most relatable and realistic character in Glee. Quinn's character has depth that just grows deeper every season, just like every other human experience. And just like the other Glee characters, Quinn's stories and experiences have made more of an impact in me, thus, Quinn's development is my favorite one.

Let's face it. EVERYONE wants to be popular. And her? After how much she was bullied at her old school and what she used to look like? I understand. She's has a good side and can be really sweet. She's like a lot of teenage girls but is still one of a kind.

Quinn has her moments of selfishness but underneath all that she is a kind hearted girl, fighting her way through life. She is really inspiring for going through all she did and still making it all the way to yale. Quinn is amazing!

3 Rachel Berry

Getting another Broadway job after breaking her contract with Funny Girl is NOT realistic. If it were, she would've been sued, and that record would follow her around for the rest of her life. She's nothing but immature and self centered, and that's not a way to get what you want. There's a reason Santana is at the top of the list you Santana haters, and that's because Santana is better. She always has been better, and she always will be. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it

She is the most realistic and inspirational character for me. She has big dreams, dreams of being someone big, chase what she loves to do and don't care about what others think. I totally understand how bad she wants to leave her hometown and achieve something big, because that's what all the small town girls (including myself) dream of.

I love how rachel set her goals and reached them. She aimed high for the stars and she believed so much she reached it.

4 Santana Lopez Santana Lopez is a fictional character from the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee. The character is portrayed by actress Naya Rivera, and has appeared in Glee from its pilot episode, first broadcast on May 19, 2009.

Santana is the most realistic character on Glee because there is more to her than meets the eye, and she is three-dimensional, just like people in the real world. She has this cold-hearted bitch facade, but deep down, she's caring and empathetic. The reason she is so snarky and cruel at times is because of her insecurities and inner conflicts with accepting her sexuality and her feelings for Britt. Santana is realistic because her struggle is one that many can identify with, and not everyone is strong or proud enough to allow their reputation and social status to be threatened by embracing their true selves. The reality is, coming out can be complicated, especially for a high school teenager, and sometimes self-acceptance is a process. I love and have huge respect for Santana Lopez.

I'm laughing so hard at the comments that said she had no character development. Do you really think Season 1 Santana would've helped Rachel with Brody? Do you really think season 1 Santana would've cared about Brittany being in MIT? Do you really think season 1 Santana would've let Klaine (ruin) piggy back their wedding? If anyone had no development, it's Rachel.

5 Marley Rose

Her weight issue is what every teenager goes through.

6 Blaine Anderson

He's doesn't like to talk about his problems and kind of an outsider in the New Directions. He's also dealt with a lot of problems even though it doesn't seem like it. I easily relate to all of his main characteristics (Besides him being gay, so that's why I believe he's the most realistic.

7 Mercedes Jones

Who isn't in love with tater tots.

8 Finn Hudson

He was everyone's leader. Kind hearted, the trying to find where he fit into in life. Just all round good guy. Struggling with what every person at that age struggles with.

I think that most teenage boys can relate to Finn and most teenage girls can relate to Rachel, that's why they are/were the lead characters.

Awkward, funny, makes mistakes, accidentally says something to screw himself up, hurt by cheaters, loves his girlfriends, we've all been there. He's just a great guy in general, and it's so sad he died so young

9 Tina Cohen-Chang
10 Mike Chang
The Contenders
11 Lauren Zizes

Bad ass that doesn't care what people think about her, you go girl!

She is so amazing

12 Artie Abrams

Artie is so sweet. He has to live as a kid in a wheelchair and he doesn't complain. He is an amazing and kind hearted boy

Artie is a good name how is doing with your friends and stuff artie.

13 Becky Jackson
14 Lord Tubbington

The best and most underrated glee character deals with the struggles we all go through every day, like not being able to poop candy bars. While sad, Lord Tubbington's story is beautiful and relatable to almost all of us. He is a great character, and we learn several inspiring life lessons from him.

Lord Tubbington inspires me so much. He deserves to be number 1, and a solo.

Where to start... Lord tubbington is such a cute and hilarious character

15 Dave Karofsky

He was victim of bullying by Finn Hudson in fifth grade. In high school he became a bully and bullied every glee club member later focusing on Kurt for a several months. He then got a great redemption arc and he ended up facing an unprecedented level of bullying when his football teammates discovered he was gay. He became a totally new person during his redemption arc he was able to be himself, even though Glee used him like a toy to bring back Klaine together and that was awful.

He deals with his sexuality and that's something very common and well portrayed in the show.

16 Ryder Lynn

Troubles with his spelling and reading, feeling stupid. Getting hurt when his "girlfriend" was fake

17 Noah Puckerman
18 Unique Adams
19 Brittany S. Pierce
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