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.

It took her so long to actually become strong enough to defend herself.

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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 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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5 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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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.

Boring fanservice-vehicle with a basic personality, powers that don't make sense and always overshadowed.

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9 Cream the Rabbit (Sonic X) Cream the Rabbit (Sonic X)

shut up

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.

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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

In super and dbz she is a baby of course she isn't going to do anything - ikerevievs

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

Even more useless than sakura

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)
21 Nico Robin - One Piece Nico Robin - One Piece

Every time she's on screen, I'm bored to tears. She is not useful for the ship, she barely fights, she's not as smart as people say she is. She sucks as a character.

Oh god yes! Sometimes I forget she is even there. She's supposed to be the knowledgeable one, yet she barely knows anything when it counts.

Completely useless on a ship

Agreed. People compare her to Chopper and Nami? They are the doctor and navigator. They don't get anywhere safely without Nami. And Chopper keeps them safe and healthy. How is that comparable? Robin doesn't do anything on the ship except read. - lalonde_marilou

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22 Princess Lala (To love Ru)

She even slops in her favorit thing: biulding (mashines)

23 Hercule (Dragon Ball Z)

Wait he's actually kinda useful he threw 16's head and if he never did it no ssj2 gohan

Yeah that is true he never did anything well except for you know getting earth to give the ki to the spirit bomb to defeat kid buu I would think that means something

Showoff that always wins because the other z fighters only care about fighting people with real skills not showboats who claim to have beat cell singlehanded

24 Excalibur (Soul Eater)


25 Mihoshi (Tenchi Muyo/Tenchi Universe)
26 Hinata Hyuga Hinata Hyuga Hinata Hyuga is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.
27 Chris Thorndyke (Sonic X) Chris Thorndyke (Sonic X) Chris Thorndyke is a fictional character and the main human protagonist of the Anime series based on the Sonic the Hedgehog series created by Sega, Sonic X.

I don't see why he's on this list he consistently helps sonic maybe not that well but he's not useless

Auggh! Compare him to Princess Peach. Princess PEach is even worse than the crappy Chris Thorndyke. laugh out loud. I wish Katy Perry were the actual voice of Pinky from Pac-Man as well as she would have dissed Chris Thorndyke.

Why is he even in the show? To make us want to watch the show to see how bad he is?

28 Yui (Diabolik Lovers) Yui (Diabolik Lovers)

She is the most useless protagonist ever. She was given a chance to run and she didn't take the opportunity. She does nothing to stop those perverted vampires from sucking her blood.

Guys... she does nothing throughout the entire anime...

Not to mention but she was given the opportunity to run by one of the horny vampires but nooo she just has to stay for her dumbass father.

She is there for actual candy to suck on...

29 Elizabeth (Nanatsu no Taizai)

Just is all around useless. Typical anime girl, cries all the time, slutty outfit and no depth to her character.

30 Juvia Lockser (Fairy Tail) Juvia Lockser (Fairy Tail) Juvia Lockser is a Fairy Tail Mage . When Juvia was young she was abandoned by her parents because she was followed by the rain . Juvia lived in a orphanage but she never felt at home there she was mistreated by the children there because she was different from them,she was a Mage she had blue hair more.

I don't understand what people see in her. All she ever does is fawn over Grey. It's so annoying.

Annoying that all

31 Ino (Naruto)
32 Yamcha (Dragon Ball) Yamcha (Dragon Ball) 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 was awesome in Dragon Ball, not so much in Dragon Ball Z.

Don't blame him. He tried his best. - Goku02

Really useless

He doesn't do anything but bitch and complain.

33 Sasuke (Naruto) Sasuke (Naruto) Sasuke Uchiha is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Sasuke is stupid and useless and I hate him.

Sasuke is not useless. Without him Kaguya wouldn't haven been sealed. - Goku02

Do I really need a reason

When has he been usless cause I mean he SEALED KAGUYA wit naruto - MrNoodles22

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34 Isanami (Brave 10)

All honestly, she doesn't even fight, she's basically a dismal in distress. She has to make everyone else rescue her every single time she's captured. At least fight for once. I don't get how people ship her with Saizo...

35 Shirou Emiya (Fate/Stay Night) Shirou Emiya (Fate/Stay Night) Shirou Emiya is a fictional character from the Japanese visual novel and anime series Fate/stay night by Type-Moon.
36 Yuka (Elfen Lied) Yuka (Elfen Lied)

She actually was pretty useless in this anime. The only thing she was used for is getting jealous over everyone in the show and getting up in kouta's grill for not remembering (SPOILER! ) anything that happened at the festival before HIS SISTER GOT SLICED IN HALF ALONG WITH HIS DAD! YUKA!

37 Kyoko Sasagawa (Hitman Reborn)

What's the point of them being here? They can't fight, all they can do be house wifes. I don't remember one thing they do useful. Okay Haru did something useful, and that was dress herself as a cell phone, and call the dilvery man, to come back because of a dead body. And guys this daily life arc she did something useful. Kyoto & Haru rest of the anime? Do nothing! If the see Tsuna fight, they prey for him to live! This anime would been better if these two aren't in important arcs.

38 Lisa (Terror in Resonance)

She doesn't really do anything and possibly causes even more trouble for Nine and Twelve than if she hadn't been in the show.

39 Kagome Higurashi Kagome Higurashi

What kind of sane person would actually STANDS there instead of running if they see the enemies walking towards them ( and they don't fight either )? - Goku02

Kagome is the least sympathetic anime character in history.

40 Light Yagami (Death Note) Light Yagami (Death Note) Light Yagami is a fictional character and the protagonist of the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.
41 Danzo (Naruto) Danzo (Naruto)
42 Ash Ketchum (Pokemon) Ash Ketchum (Pokemon) Ash Ketchum, known as Satoshi in Japan, is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo. Ash is training to be a Pokemon Master, with his buddy Pikachu. Ash tries to stop the evil Team Rocket from stealing his Pikachu.
43 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

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