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Most modern or historical characters

As part of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz, this website has had volunteers rate 1,750 characters on a 100 point scale from "modern" to "historical". This page lists the 25 characters whose average ratings were the farthest to either side. Because the scale is bipolar, it is reversable. For example, a rating of 1/100 for "modern" is the same as 100/100 for "historical". See the documentation for more information about how these ratings were collected.

Most modern characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
194.060Alexis Rose (Schitt's Creek)
293.6747Tom Haverford (Parks and Recreation)
393.541Haley Dunphy (Modern Family)
493.023Donna Meagle (Parks and Recreation)
592.930F. Tony Scarapiducci (Space Force)
691.962David Rose (Schitt's Creek)
791.0313Goh Peik Lin (Crazy Rich Asians)
890.9484Tony Stark (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
990.7162Ed (Cowboy Bebop)
1090.521Eric Effiong (Sex Education)
1190.5130Eleanor Shellstrop (The Good Place)
1290.1309Penny (The Big Bang Theory)
1390.0134Jason Mendoza (The Good Place)
1489.9489Samantha Jones (Sex and the City)
1589.726Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
1689.6387Kelly Kapoor (The Office)
1789.631Titus Andromedon (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
1889.515Jamie Tartt (Ted Lasso)
1989.119Valencia Perez (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
2088.813Alli Bhandari (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
2188.746Kevin Pearson (This Is Us)
2288.680Lindsay Bluth Funke (Arrested Development)
2388.479Santana Lopez (Glee)
2488.21001Rachel Green (Friends)
2587.930Julien (Emily in Paris)

Most historical characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
193.654Father Faustus Blackwood (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
292.318Junior Soprano (The Sopranos)
391.8210Charlie Carson (Downton Abbey)
491.548King George III (Hamilton)
591.219Cecil B. Heimerdinger (Arcane)
691.022Li Mu Bai (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
790.520Yoda (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
890.2196Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Downton Abbey)
989.7709Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation)
1089.1436Dwight Schrute (The Office)
1188.132Ashley Wilkes (Gone With the Wind)
1287.739Javert (Les Misérables)
1387.7307Rupert Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
1487.7187Mamá Coco (Coco)
1587.1276Mr. Burns (The Simpsons)
1686.913Istredd (The Witcher)
1786.721Taylor Doose (Gilmore Girls)
1886.758Vitruvius (The Lego Movie)
1986.6205Mr. William Collins (Pride and Prejudice)
2086.5139Akecheta (Westworld)
2186.437Richard Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
2286.311Cahir (The Witcher)
2386.330Mammy (Gone With the Wind)
2486.2198Lady Catherine de Bourgh (Pride and Prejudice)
2586.119Nathaniel 'Hawkeye' Poe (The Last of the Mohicans)

Similar traits

The survey has 400 different descriptive scales that the characters can be rated on. This list is the 10 other scales that that have the highest correlation with modern<--->historical when aggregated at the character level.

  1. trendy (not vintage) (r=0.74)
  2. young (not old) (r=0.6)
  3. 💃 (not 🧕) (r=0.52)
  4. avant-garde (not classical) (r=0.51)
  5. liberal (not conservative) (r=0.51)
  6. vibrant (not geriatric) (r=0.51)
  7. urban (not rural) (r=0.49)
  8. flirtatious (not prudish) (r=0.49)
  9. 👟 (not 🥾) (r=0.49)
  10. technophile (not luddite) (r=0.48)


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