Most Useless Anime Characters


The Top Ten

1 Sakura Haruno (Naruto) Sakura Haruno (Naruto) Sakura Haruno is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Why is this annoying troublesome girl a part of Team 7? She ruins every part she appears. Naruto could have become an even better series than it is now if the third member of Team 7 was someone else. And WHY were great characters like Itachi, Neji, Minato, Jiraiya,... killed off whilst she's still alive? It's a shame that she's now a part of the Uchiha clan. She ruins the whole clan, which previously all consists of powerful and unique shinobis, some of which are also the best characters in the series. - Goku02

She always needs help and cannot and I repeat CANNOT fight for herself. She shouldn't be called a medical ninja, no, she's just a medic undeserving of the title "ninja". People say she guarded Sasuke and Naruto at the Chunin exams but EVERYTHING, every TRAP she made wasn't any use. She still needed help from Lee even though she treated him HORRIBLY at first. She never did ANYTHING. Also granny Chiyo did most of the work in defeating Sasori. ( Which was tragic, why couldn't Sakura die instead? For once, let the bad guy win ) And just because she was trained by Sannin doesn't make her useful just a bit stronger. ( Though it wasn't put to good use anyways ) Like example: A VERY strong ninja gives birth to a child but that doesn't make the child as strong as his father now does it?

I really think that she does not serve as a proper heroine. I will not justify her, by attributing this fact to Kishimoto's "alleged inability" to write good female characters but I will jugde her fairly. Firstly, in the 135 episodes of Part 1 (excluding fillers) she did nothing but scream, cry and exhibit mental weakness. Moving on to Part 2, she kind of obtained some physical strength but still was not enough to serve her role as one of the main characters. What I mean is that not only is she relatively useless in physical strength (compared to Konan, Tsunade, Mei and needless to say Kaguya from females and numerous males, even Neji who is a background character but way better than her) but fails to fulfil her purposes as well. I really tried to like her, but her exasperating flaws cannot let me. Utterly disappointing.

Okay, for those of you who are going to say, BUT SAKURA DEFEATED SASORI in case you haven't watched the battle yet, it was Chiyo that saved Sakura.

I mean, Chiyo used Sakura as a PUPPET by attaching chakra strings to her. If it wasn't for Chiyo, Sakura would be long gone!

I'm not hating on Sakura, but I feel like she could've become a much better character, not a fan girl who likes someone who tried to kill her. Twice. Three times.

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2 Misa Amane (Death Note) Misa Amane (Death Note) Misa Amane is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

Without Shinigami eyes, she is trash. - Goku02

3 Karin (Naruto) Karin (Naruto)

She's still better than Sakura. - Goku02

Dunno really I kind of like her

I wanna kill her with my own hands!
She is on my nerve, even more than Sakura! - sabd

Just a clone of Sakura, except Sakura has done a few important things. Unlike this bitch.

4 Yajirobe (Dragon Ball Z) Yajirobe (Dragon Ball Z)

You say "The only useful thing Yajirobe ever did was slice of Vegeta's tail", but that's a really useful thing isn't it? Helping to save the world? So he's clearly not useless. So why he's first here is beyond me - EvilAngel

The only useful thing Yajirobe ever did was slice of Vegeta's tail after he transforms after spending most of the fight with the saiyans out of site in hiding other than that he's completely useless through the rest of the series. - egnomac

At least Yamcha knows how to actually fight

I don't think so. At least he tried to help. - Goku02

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5 Yamcha (Dragon Ball Z) Yamcha (Dragon Ball Z) Yamcha (ヤムチャ, Yamucha) is a Bandit and a main protagonist in the Dragon Ball manga and in the anime Dragon Ball, and later a supporting protagonist in Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super, with a few appearances in Dragon Ball GT. He has black hair and has a scar across his eye and cheek.

He doesn't really do anything. When he does fight he gets killed or impaled and eventually just gives up fighting.

Sakura is more useful tham yamcha - ikerevievs

He literally did nothing of value a siaberman killed him


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6 Orihime Inoue (Bleach) Orihime Inoue (Bleach)

LOL over all she's one of the most looked down on characters in anime, and portably the most disliked female character in bleach all together. Its really kinda sad considering she's sweet, but her obsession with Ichigo and over all annoying personality completely eclipses any positive characteristics she may have. Especially compared to her rival/friend Rukia who never fails to live up to fans expectations, has wonderful character development and plays a much more important role in Ichigos life giving him strength, as apposed to just being a damsel in distress who's obsessed with the hero. I don't care who you ship you just can't deny the fact she's disliked for a reason.

I think origins actually is pretty strong I mean I know she has those little like what do I call them helpers? But anyway even though she has those "helpers" she has good mental strength and isn't it technically her spiritual energy being used up by the "helpers"?

She's too girly so how can she not be the most useless? Sakura Lucy and nami all have that strength to them, but orihime is weak willed and 1000% overly girly girl.

Useless? ', yeah right told that to the character she healed, protected and helped. not even close. - CharlieAlba

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7 Chi Chi (Dragon Ball Z) Chi Chi (Dragon Ball Z)

Dragonball Z's version of Sakura Haruno.

Don't see how. Chi-Chi isn't supposed to be a significant character to the plot to begin with while Sakura Haruno is and fails miserable at that. - dhochoy

Useless is her first name.

8 Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tail) Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tail) Lucy Heartfilia is a wizard in the guild, Fairy Tail . Her magic is called celestial spirit magic which allows her to summon spirits from another world . She currently possesses fifteen celestial keys, which is an extraordinary number for a celestial mage. She gets along best with Team Natsu, containing more.

Later on she becomes pretty important but I don't know if people have watched all the episodes. Like SPOILER...Future Lucy and her warning also the fact that she is able to open a giant time portal but I guess that's not too important. If you consider her summoning magic as a way of getting more help full characters to appear than how about how she made good relationships with all of them including the king spirit (saving Loke/Leo's life. - SomeYagerGuy

If you ridiculous people have actually read all the latest chapters, you would see how strong she's become. She can now use Star Dresses and really fight alongside her spirits. Even Makarov was incredibly impressed and shocked at her great increase in power. In one of the most recent chapters, she fought for Natsu. Before it was always the other way around, but now she was protecting and fighting for him. She seriously has had some major character development.

How is Lucy even on this list? I mean she held an important role in defeating Nirvana. If she wasn't there, no one would be able to destroy the last part of it. She actually cared about a girl who was bullying her because she was getting abused herself (example, Flare). This shows how kindhearted she is. Without her, everyone in Fairy Tail would probably be dead already. She saved their lives in Tartaros when she was the only conscious one and in the Alvarez Empire arc, she brought all the members back from literally the middle of nowhere.

She's carried by others

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9 Cream the Rabbit (Sonic X) Cream the Rabbit (Sonic X)
10 Serena (Pokemon) Serena (Pokemon) Serena has proven to be a kind and polite girl but she can also be openly rebellious towards her mother, Grace. In Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, she refused to wake up when Grace ordered her to, and gave a sassy response to her mother's call to watch the news. This tumultuous relationship more.

The Newcomers

? Shizuka Marikawa (Highschool of the Dead) Shizuka Marikawa (Highschool of the Dead)

She doesn't contribute at all.
The only things she does, is driving and showing the fanservice.
Done. - Kiyomi

The Contenders

11 Pan (Dragon Ball GT) Pan (Dragon Ball GT) Pan (パン, Pan) is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. She is the granddaughter of Earth's savior, Goku and the world champion, Mr. Satan. Pan's heritage is primarily Earthling, being the offspring of the Saiyan-Earthling hybrid Gohan and the Earthling more.

Insignificant in DBZ, GT, and Super. Just all around useless. And so very ugly. - lovelylovableVee

Pan in super is already a major fail, too. So pointless and a waste of screen time.

NO. Pan was awesome in Super. And she's as useful as a newborn can be. Are you telling me that you expect her to be important even if she was just born? Oh and without her Goku wouldn't have been able to transform into a Super Saiyan God and Earth would have been destroyed. That alone makes Pan the most important baby I've ever seen. - Goku02

12 Mitsurugi Hanagata (Saber Marionette J/J to X)

The only thing this guy is good for is being everyone's punching bag. - egnomac

13 Kikyo (InuYasha) Kikyo (InuYasha)

How is Kikyo useless?! Without her, Naraku wouldn't have been defeated! - Goku02

All she does is try to kill the mc and in the flashbacks she was playing in the enemies hands like dice

She literally dies first just to wind up being a minor character in flashbacks.

14 Botamo (Dragon Ball Super)
15 Blair (Soul Eater) Blair (Soul Eater)

Now this is a character that does absolutely nothing. At least Lucy can fight.

I'm glad Blair is on this list. I HATE HER! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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16 Yuki Cross (Vampire Knight) Yuki Cross (Vampire Knight)

All she can is cry like a baby unless Lucy is better than her

17 Nomad (Galaxy Angel)

He's a stuff animal what use could he possibly be to the angel brigade.

18 Sakura (Tsubasa Chronicles)

Has the name Sakura. Refer to Naruto as to why that is not a good name.

19 Matagu Shidou (Please Teacher)

Matagu has no real purpose in the series he's the only one among his friends besides Ichigo who doesn't hook up with anyone. - egnomac

He's the only character who contribute the least to the series. - egnomac

20 N B (Tenchi Muyo! GXP)
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Top Remixes (8)

1. Yamcha (Dragon Ball Z)
2. Misa Amane (Death Note)
3. Karin (Naruto)
1. Pan (Dragon Ball GT)
2. Karin (Naruto)
3. Misa Amane (Death Note)
1. Chi Chi (Dragon Ball Z)
2. Sakura Haruno (Naruto)
3. Kagome Higurashi

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