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

Most scandalous characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.924Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
297.031Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
396.913Alexander 'Tig' Trager (Sons of Anarchy)
495.485Frank Gallagher (Shameless)
595.049Eric Cartman (South Park)
694.776Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
794.630Bender Bending Rodriguez (Futurama)
894.0304The Joker (The Dark Knight)
993.4783Sid Phillips (Toy Story)
1093.374John Bender (The Breakfast Club)
1193.3319Krusty the Clown (The Simpsons)
1293.230Han Mi-nyeo (Squid Game)
1393.2221Erlich Bachman (Silicon Valley)
1492.99Eric O'Bannon (Bloodline)
1592.875Klaus Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy)
1692.8943Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
1792.5334Bart Simpson (The Simpsons)
1892.4589Samantha Jones (Sex and the City)
1992.4339Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter)
2092.2120Charlie Harper (Two and Half Men)
2192.1223Ben Chang (Community)
2292.025Commodus (Gladiator)
2392.046Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell (Prison Break)
2492.049Frank Reynolds (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
2591.955Count Olaf (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

Most proper characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.817Emma Pillsbury (Glee)
294.8257Charlie Carson (Downton Abbey)
392.980Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
492.76Erin Reagan (Blue Bloods)
592.5945C-3PO (Star Wars)
692.432Richard Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
792.2292Alfred Pennyworth (The Dark Knight)
891.6334Ned Flanders (The Simpsons)
991.424M (Tommorrow Never Dies)
1091.3270Raymond Holt (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
1191.230Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1290.721Sailor Mercury (Sailor Moon)
1390.6112Odo (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
1490.6179George S. Hammond (Stargate SG-1)
1590.498Donald Mallard (NCIS)
1690.4611Charlotte York (Sex and the City)
1790.312Henry Reagan (Blue Bloods)
1890.2147Worf (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
1990.1272Amy Santiago (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
2089.938Melanie Hamilton (Gone With the Wind)
2189.91469Mufasa (The Lion King)
2289.622Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
2389.5219Jane Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
2489.513Armin Arlert (Attack on Titan)
2589.273Queen Elizabeth II (The Crown)

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 scandalous<--->proper when aggregated at the character level.

  1. mischievous (not well behaved) (r=0.91)
  2. chaotic (not orderly) (r=0.85)
  3. edgy (not politically correct) (r=0.85)
  4. wild (not tame) (r=0.84)
  5. heathen (not devout) (r=0.82)
  6. indulgent (not sober) (r=0.81)
  7. barbaric (not civilized) (r=0.8)
  8. outlaw (not sheriff) (r=0.8)
  9. impulsive (not cautious) (r=0.8)
  10. perverted (not clean) (r=0.79)


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