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

Most prestigious characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.717Richard D. Winters (Band of Brothers)
293.513Rebecca Welton (Ted Lasso)
393.2344Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter)
493.1110William Adama (Battlestar Galactica)
592.78Dr. Sharon Fieldstone (Ted Lasso)
692.610Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)
792.5258Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Downton Abbey)
892.437Temperance Brennan (Bones)
992.220Yoda (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
1092.113Yu Shu Lien (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
1192.117Shirley Schmidt (Boston Legal)
1292.1214Josiah Bartlet (The West Wing)
1391.620Don Shirley (Green Book)
1491.425Duke Leto Atreides (Dune)
1591.11433Mufasa (The Lion King)
1690.9263Charlie Carson (Downton Abbey)
1790.579Princess Celestia (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
1890.513Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1990.58Chrisjen Avasarala (The Expanse)
2090.013Sam Obisanya (Ted Lasso)
2190.06Henry Reagan (Blue Bloods)
2289.9372Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons)
2389.9173George S. Hammond (Stargate SG-1)
2489.930Richard Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
2589.8256Raymond Holt (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

Most disreputable characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
192.994Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
292.8473Gollum (Lord of the Rings)
391.1326Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)
491.0345Nelson Muntz (The Simpsons)
589.960Tuco (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)
689.7379Dennis Nedry (Jurassic Park)
789.4740Sid Phillips (Toy Story)
889.1334Jayne Cobb (Firefly + Serenity)
989.124Arturo Roman (Money Heist)
1088.730Bender Bending Rodriguez (Futurama)
1188.363Frank Gallagher (Shameless)
1287.9528Meredith Palmer (The Office)
1387.56Eric O'Bannon (Bloodline)
1487.3243Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
1587.291Clay Davis (The Wire)
1687.1222George Wickham (Pride and Prejudice)
1786.9398Cypher (The Matrix)
1886.754John Bender (The Breakfast Club)
1986.641Count Olaf (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
2086.5213Erlich Bachman (Silicon Valley)
2186.414Jonathan 'Gabe' Gabriel (Penny Arcade)
2286.2231Ben Chang (Community)
2385.928Fleabag (Fleabag)
2485.779The Deep (The Boys)
2585.630Han Mi-nyeo (Squid Game)

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 prestigious<--->disreputable when aggregated at the character level.

  1. tasteful (not lewd) (r=0.8)
  2. official (not backdoor) (r=0.79)
  3. valedictorian (not drop out) (r=0.77)
  4. proper (not scandalous) (r=0.76)
  5. civilized (not barbaric) (r=0.76)
  6. seemly (not inappropriate) (r=0.74)
  7. clean (not perverted) (r=0.74)
  8. orderly (not chaotic) (r=0.73)
  9. hygienic (not gross) (r=0.73)
  10. washed (not muddy) (r=0.73)


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