Open-Source Psychometrics Project
( home · about )

Most mysterious or unambiguous 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 "mysterious" to "unambiguous". 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 "mysterious" is the same as 100/100 for "unambiguous". See the documentation for more information about how these ratings were collected.

Most mysterious characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.021L (Death Note)
294.09Neal Caffrey (White Collar)
393.923Alison DiLaurentis (Pretty Little Liars)
492.1377River Tam (Firefly + Serenity)
591.724Kang Sae-byeok (Squid Game)
691.519Silco (Arcane)
791.014Raymond 'Red' Reddington (The Blacklist)
890.718Ava (Ex Machina)
990.357Black Noir (The Boys)
1090.2305Rosa Diaz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
1189.816Prairie Johnson (The OA)
1289.654Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)
1389.495Allison Reynolds (The Breakfast Club)
1489.348Elliot Alderson (Mr. Robot)
1589.122Rita (Mulholland Drive)
1689.036Edward Fairfax Rochester (Jane Eyre)
1789.028Kaz Brekker (Shadow and Bone)
1888.922Guinan (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1988.8423Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
2088.5260Robert Ford (Westworld)
2188.456Kimiko Miyashiro (The Boys)
2288.437Berlin (Money Heist)
2388.253Lorraine Broughton (Atomic Blonde)
2488.133'Chief' Bromden (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
2588.0286Melisandre (Game of Thrones)

Most unambiguous characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
190.79Sancho Panza (Don Quixote)
288.614Finn Hudson (Glee)
388.313Bobbie Draper (The Expanse)
488.11108C-3PO (Star Wars)
588.030Mike McLintock (Veep)
688.043Captain Hammer (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
787.526Jerry Gergich (Parks and Recreation)
887.511Matt Braden (After Life)
987.335Glenn Sturgis (Superstore)
1087.1273Mrs. Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
1186.5103Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (The Wire)
1285.914Tom Wambsgans (Succession)
1385.8129Alan Harper (Two and Half Men)
1485.4133Miles O'Brien (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
1585.325Seong Gi-hun (Squid Game)
1684.823Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)
1784.8123Liz Lemon (30 Rock)
1884.7375Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
1984.631Philip J. Fry (Futurama)
2084.6594Samwise Gamgee (Lord of the Rings)
2184.287Matt Donovan (The Vampire Diaries)
2284.1390Milhouse Van Houten (The Simpsons)
2384.030Ed (Shaun of the Dead)
2484.087Sakura Haruno (Naruto)
2584.021Howard Hamlin (Better Call Saul)

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 mysterious<--->unambiguous when aggregated at the character level.

  1. secretive (not open-book) (r=0.7)
  2. complicated (not simple) (r=0.67)
  3. 🦇 (not 🐿) (r=0.65)
  4. deviant (not average) (r=0.62)
  5. 👽 (not 🤡) (r=0.57)
  6. arcane (not mainstream) (r=0.56)
  7. alert (not oblivious) (r=0.55)
  8. machiavellian (not transparent) (r=0.55)
  9. goth (not flower child) (r=0.55)
  10. conspiracist (not sheeple) (r=0.55)


  Updated: 15 July 2022
  Copyright: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
  Privacy policy