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Most official or backdoor characters

As part of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz, this website has had volunteers rate 2,000 characters on a 100 point scale from "official" to "backdoor". 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 "official" is the same as 100/100 for "backdoor". See the documentation for more information about how these ratings were collected.

Most official characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
191.825Emily Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
290.8248Charlie Carson (Downton Abbey)
390.31593Mufasa (The Lion King)
490.2284Raymond Holt (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
589.912Dr. Sharon Fieldstone (Ted Lasso)
689.0269Amy Santiago (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
787.991Miranda Priestly (The Devil Wears Prada)
887.936Optimus Prime (Transformers)
987.627Carlton Lassiter (Psych)
1087.41155Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)
1187.427Richard Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
1287.367Princess Celestia (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
1386.8285Robert Crawley, 7th Earl of Grantham (Downton Abbey)
1486.318Kerry Weaver (ER)
1586.144Randall Pearson (This Is Us)
1686.1268Annie Edison (Community)
1786.1440Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
1885.9124Odo (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
1985.869George Washington (Hamilton)
2085.754Camille Saroyan (Bones)
2185.715Erwin Smith (Attack on Titan)
2285.414Worf (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
2385.218Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)
2485.1139Worf (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
2585.0361Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons)

Most backdoor characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
193.7143Quark (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
293.3409Jayne Cobb (Firefly + Serenity)
392.7236Jian-Yang (Silicon Valley)
492.520Mozzie (White Collar)
592.077Frank Gallagher (Shameless)
691.1116Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins (The Wire)
791.096Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
890.832Elliot Alderson (Mr. Robot)
990.6208Bertram Gilfoyle (Silicon Valley)
1090.4223Erlich Bachman (Silicon Valley)
1190.3558Gollum (Lord of the Rings)
1290.0448Dennis Nedry (Jurassic Park)
1390.086Spiros 'Vondas' Vondopoulos (The Wire)
1489.7355Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly + Serenity)
1589.6118Bobby Briggs (Twin Peaks)
1689.623Han Mi-nyeo (Squid Game)
1789.544Mr. Robot (Mr. Robot)
1889.4599Meredith Palmer (The Office)
1989.323Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)
2089.1439Cypher (The Matrix)
2189.01129Han Solo (Star Wars)
2288.931Charlie Kelly (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
2388.917David Della Rocco (The Boondock Saints)
2488.9348Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)
2588.9392The Joker (The Dark Knight)

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 official<--->backdoor when aggregated at the character level.

  1. sheriff (not outlaw) (r=0.81)
  2. prestigious (not disreputable) (r=0.79)
  3. proper (not scandalous) (r=0.75)
  4. orderly (not chaotic) (r=0.75)
  5. politically correct (not edgy) (r=0.74)
  6. valedictorian (not drop out) (r=0.73)
  7. well behaved (not mischievous) (r=0.72)
  8. statist (not anarchist) (r=0.72)
  9. neat (not messy) (r=0.7)
  10. scholarly (not crafty) (r=0.69)


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