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05-07-12, 10:47 AM

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My Top 3 worthless Anime Characters
3-Sakura Haruno[Naruto Whole Series]-i dont even know why she is the series :/

2-Tsunade[Naruto Shippuden(not part 1)]-she couldnt touch Pein and then Choji's dad had the nerve to say she's the only remaining Sannin left becuase she's amazing? All she did was drink and gamble the whole shippuden series.

1-Yamcha[DBZ]-he's even worthless that Krillin cause at least Krillin does something to contribute to the fight.

That's my top 3. Sorry it wasnt longer since i made this in like 40 secs and just u name the characters on the top of my head
So what are your top 3 worthless characters,

Also keep in mind that this is my personal opnion, except Yamacha...ithink we can all agree with that derp :/

Mod Edit 1: Deleted off-topic posts and edited OP for off-topicness as well. Also closed poll as it had nothing to do with the thread.

Mod Edit 2: This is not a simple listing thread. Please explain your choices and/or discuss other choices.
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05-07-12, 10:51 AM

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1. Flay Alster- Gundam SEED
2. Shirley Fennette- Code Geass
3. Yuuna Seiran- Gundam SEED Destiny

These three are the most useless annoying pieces of shit I've seen. They did little to nothing that just took up screentime.
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05-07-12, 10:54 AM

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If I remember right, Sakura was the only reason their was a story in Tsubasa. Without her the series would not really have a story. I guess you could have done it with just the samurai and wizard, but I don't think it would have worked as well.

I will give you Yamcha though.
 
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05-07-12, 10:56 AM

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jojovonjo said:
If I remember right, Sakura was the only reason their was a story in Tsubasa. Without her the series would not really have a story. I guess you could have done it with just the samurai and wizard, but I don't think it would have worked as well.

I will give you Yamcha though.

I still think she's worthless but i changed it to Haruno as you can see.
 
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05-07-12, 11:19 AM

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I would like someone to explain to me what "worthless" means in this thread.
Someone who doesn't fight or win fights?
Someone that doesn't play an important role in the story?

I don't see how Sakura or Tsunade are either. Yamacha(DBZ/GT) is a maybe.

 
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05-07-12, 11:26 AM

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Anime_Name People can move the story along and still be totally worthless inside the story.
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05-07-12, 11:31 AM

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Which is why I asked for some defining of worthless.
To me anyone playing an important role such as leader, quest giver, love interest, rival, etc are all important to a story and their role is what makes the character's worth to the story and possibly other subplots.
What is coming across to me is that words like boring or annoying would be more fitting.

 
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05-07-12, 11:31 AM

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Lol hard to say, in Naruto if you don't have super eye powers you are considered cannon filler.
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05-07-12, 11:33 AM

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How can Tsunade be more worthless than Sakura? She taught her, lol.

Can't think of any atm. Most of them powers up at some point. I guess you can say Shirley in Code Geass. She had like no role whatsoever except being hated by fans and Rolo alike. She's probably the most normal person in the show, hence why she can be called useless by many.

I liked her tho.
 
05-07-12, 11:41 AM

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But the main character doesn't have eye hax yet,

 
05-07-12, 11:49 AM

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Tonton from Naruto/Shippuden.

You can't possibly get more useless than that. Unless someone actually does eat him eventually.

It doesn't matter what definition you give for useless. Tonton fits it perfectly.
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@Anime_Name, that is because you are either incapable of or unwilling to view the story from inside instead of outside.

Considering how you normally post, its probably just you choose not to.
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05-07-12, 11:54 AM

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Kazumi Yoshida (Shana) Outside of creating a pointless love triangle for Yuji, she was pointless and annoying

That vampire hunter in Vampire Knight (don't remember his name but I think he was Zero's teacher) because he turned up and I expected him to do some badass vamp killing but he didn't do anything at all. Even during the action scenes in "Guilty" he just kind of ...sat around.

And Alice from Highschool of the Dead. Just there to be the loli with the cute mascot dog.
 
05-07-12, 11:55 AM

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KeiranShikari said:
But the main character doesn't have eye hax yet,


Okay, anyone who doesn't have a pokemon sealed inside of them or have plot eye powers.
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05-07-12, 12:00 PM

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Well, the only character that really comes to mind is Hitomi, from Madoka Magica. But I agree that the thread is kind of vague.
 
05-07-12, 12:03 PM

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1-Yamcha[DBZ]-he's even worthless that Krillin cause at least Krillin does something to contribute to the fight.


Gotta agree with Yamcha. in old DB Yamcha played the role of "Weak character used to show how strong the enemy is." But now that that role belongs to Krillin. He fails so hard that he somehow lost his girlfriend to a homicidal maniac from space, just cause the plot wanted said homicidal maniac in it.

Madoka Kaname is an understandable case of useless. Her universe is tailor-made to screw people over no matter what they do, so it's not unreasonable for her to do nothing but stand around and cry. She basically exists just to piggy-back on the plot without doing anything. Everyone else fights for her, Sayaka suffers so she won't have to. And of course, she serves as Homura's motivation.

Mayuri Shiina is pretty much the same only ten times as ditzy and useless. In a show full of geniuses, time travelers and maddo scientistu, Mayuri sticks out more than Misa in Death Note. Her entire role is just to look cute and do cute things like her Tuturu and her stardust handshake. Half the time she's just like "I don't know what's going on~". And of course, like Madoka, the motivation for Okabe.
 
05-07-12, 12:07 PM

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Anime_Name said:

I don't see how Sakura or Tsunade are either. Yamacha(DBZ/GT) is a maybe.

1 because everybody thinks sakura is a whining bitch so everybody says she is useless (she is a MEDICAL NINJA that's like saying hospitals don't serve a real purpous...) but hey
tsunade... same as sakura, hell who is sakura's master? and the hokage (for non naruto people leader of the vilage) beeing a useless character... yeah ok...

and yamcha... would have felt a bit wrong to leave him out in DBZ because he played a bit of a role in dragonball :D GT just an other filler char xD

but like Anime_Name said... explain to us what "worthless" means in this thread.

just because you think they are anoying doesn't make them useless...

so (again) i'm with Anime_Name
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05-07-12, 12:25 PM

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Worthless/Useless is really subjective. However, there are times when calling a character useless is just plain wrong and downright biased.

Tsunade for example isn't useless because she's important to the story:

- She's one of the sannin
- She makes a better Hokage than Jiraiya ( And Jiraiya is one of my favs in the show )
- Changed the ninja world by not only being the greatest medical nin, but also suggesting that every team must have a medical nin, saving countless lives
- She saved Naruto's life
- She healed Kakashi when he fought Itachi
- She minimized casualties when Pain attacked by healing the wounded
- Because of her, Sasuke wasn't killed when he left the village
- She's important to Naruto

Basically, a lot of characters in Naruto would be badly injured or dead if it weren't for her. Calling her useless is just plain ignorance or bias on your part.

The truly 'useless' characters are those that are mostly side characters like TenTen. Basically, characters with little screen time. Any character with a decent amount of screen time has some purpose in a story so they can't truly be useless. You may view them that way, but they are there for a reason.

Thread should be renamed 'Most useless side character' imo. I agree with Yamcha since he served no true purpose other than comic relief. Same with Tien. Now those are truly useless characters because you could replace them with someone else and would have little effect to the plot.

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05-07-12, 12:46 PM

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In DBZ Yamcha is really useless xD
Not sure if he was useless in DB as well, though...

In Naruto, Tenten. I don't remeber her winning a important fight alone (unlike most of the others characters). She's more important in Naruto SD: Rock Lee than in Naruto Shippuden xD

And another useless character is Matsuda, from Death Note. He never helped on the investigation, sometimes he's just screwed up everything and he was always against L's methods.
The only important thing he did was:
 
05-07-12, 12:56 PM

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Okay heres why i think Tsunade is a Fail and Worthless.
Tsunade sucks becuase even if she was tired out she was gettin her ass handed to her by kabuto in part one. the same kabuto who basically shit his pants in the presence of a 12 year old Sasuke.
She sucks because she poisoned jiyaria in part 1.
She sucks becuase as hogake she got brushed to the side by Naruto and told to go and drink tea.
She sucks becuase her number one student is a complete fail. ( a good teacher makes a good student).
She sucks because her summons is a slug :/. ( with healin powers or not thats a fuckin lame summons) she also sucks becuase she is an drunk.
She sucks because she let a renegade Uchiha leave the village and join Oro-the same thing Sarotobi was trying to avoid for years, the whole frickin village was attacked becuase of Oro wanting Sasuke!!!
She sucks becuase she sent a buch of kid's and a Teenager to retrieve Sasuke from Oro and his dudes
So yeah she's an amazing Hokage and im being totally biased. A character being worthless is entirely up to u. I am not going to tell you what makes a character worthless.
And plz dont come with she saved the entire village using her medical Ninjustu and that why she could not fight Pein.
All of her actions were useless, as Pain would have suceeded if Naruto didnt intervene, also her actions were rendered pointless when Pain decided to revive the people, thus making her suicidal, futile attempt to save the village: useless.
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