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Most captain or first-mate 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 "captain" to "first-mate". 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 "captain" is the same as 100/100 for "first-mate". See the documentation for more information about how these ratings were collected.

Most captain characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
199.116Frank Reagan (Blue Bloods)
298.1387Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly + Serenity)
397.5108William Adama (Battlestar Galactica)
496.719Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
596.218Olivia Pope (Scandal)
696.2244Josiah Bartlet (The West Wing)
795.9129Benjamin Sisko (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
895.814Rebecca Welton (Ted Lasso)
995.726Maximus (Gladiator)
1095.511Richard D. Winters (Band of Brothers)
1195.423Sylvie Grateau (Emily in Paris)
1295.428Karen Vick (Psych)
1395.390Billy Butcher (The Boys)
1495.313Patty Hewes (Damages)
1595.291Miranda Priestly (The Devil Wears Prada)
1695.06Chrisjen Avasarala (The Expanse)
1794.962Vito Corleone (The Godfather)
1894.812Raymond 'Red' Reddington (The Blacklist)
1994.7123Omar Little (The Wire)
2094.561George Washington (Hamilton)
2194.532Thomas Shelby (Peaky Blinders)
2294.324Rowan Pope (Scandal)
2394.084Sue Sylvester (Glee)
2494.0463Firelord Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
2594.024General Kirigan (Shadow and Bone)

Most first-mate characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
194.573Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
293.525Gary Walsh (Veep)
393.3243Jared Dunn (Silicon Valley)
492.520Mike McLintock (Veep)
592.312Itaru Hashida (Steins;Gate)
692.3405Milhouse Van Houten (The Simpsons)
792.220Tom Wambsgans (Succession)
891.7369Waylon Smithers (The Simpsons)
991.4227Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
1091.39Norah (Ginny & Georgia)
1191.311Huyang (Ahsoka)
1291.293George Michael Bluth (Arrested Development)
1391.119Jimmy Hurdstrom (Yellowstone)
1491.0281Charles Boyle (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
1590.711Alex Kamal (The Expanse)
1690.722Touta Matsuda (Death Note)
1790.711Mayuri Shiina (Steins;Gate)
1890.41126C-3PO (Star Wars)
1990.129Jerry Gergich (Parks and Recreation)
2089.719Kirk Gleason (Gilmore Girls)
2189.6573Samwise Gamgee (Lord of the Rings)
2289.1142Little John (Robin Hood)
2389.0191Morty Smith (Rick and Morty)
2488.967Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
2588.861Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (M*A*S*H)

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 captain<--->first-mate when aggregated at the character level.

  1. leader (not follower) (r=0.86)
  2. alpha (not beta) (r=0.83)
  3. dominant (not submissive) (r=0.79)
  4. bossy (not meek) (r=0.74)
  5. master (not apprentice) (r=0.74)
  6. assertive (not passive) (r=0.73)
  7. lion (not zebra) (r=0.7)
  8. decisive (not hesitant) (r=0.68)
  9. demanding (not unchallenging) (r=0.67)
  10. entrepreneur (not employee) (r=0.66)


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