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

Most unlucky characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.560Kenny McCormick (South Park)
292.26Eric O'Bannon (Bloodline)
391.3360Moaning Myrtle (Harry Potter)
490.712Cyril Figgis (Archer)
590.247Fantine (Les Misérables)
689.8524Gollum (Lord of the Rings)
789.37Ben Scott (Yellowjackets)
889.262Violet Baudelaire (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
989.116Hester Prynne (The Scarlet Letter)
1089.042Charlie Kelly (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
1188.413Wynonna Earp (Wynonna Earp)
1288.345Klaus Baudelaire (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
1388.0250Theon Greyjoy (Game of Thrones)
1487.830Squidward Tentacles (SpongeBob SquarePants)
1587.819Dr. John A. Zoidberg (Futurama)
1687.614Angelica Turing (Sense8)
1787.330Chris Washington (Get Out)
1887.0448Milhouse Van Houten (The Simpsons)
1986.939Dee Reynolds (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
2086.747Janine Lindo (The Handmaid's Tale)
2186.626Prince Hamlet (Hamlet)
2286.4116Becca Butcher (The Boys)
2386.3273Eddard Stark (Game of Thrones)
2486.3395Stuart Bloom (The Big Bang Theory)
2586.325Ophelia (Hamlet)

Most fortunate characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
191.140Ferris Bueller (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
290.4418Nick Young (Crazy Rich Asians)
389.6295Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Downton Abbey)
488.4176Jack Donaghy (30 Rock)
587.817Vincent Chase (Entourage)
687.852Princess Celestia (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
787.730Logan Huntzberger (Gilmore Girls)
887.515Ari Gold (Entourage)
987.320Logan Roy (Succession)
1085.7177Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
1185.6414Goh Peik Lin (Crazy Rich Asians)
1285.333Rory Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
1385.320Donna Meagle (Parks and Recreation)
1485.1206Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
1584.912Sam Obisanya (Ted Lasso)
1684.633Jay Pritchett (Modern Family)
1784.524Troy Bolton (High School Musical)
1884.2130Robin Hood (Robin Hood)
1984.1656Mr. Big (Sex and the City)
2084.016Sterling Archer (Archer)
2184.029Richard Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
2283.89Keeley Jones (Ted Lasso)
2383.359Tami Taylor (Friday Night Lights)
2483.238James Bond (Tommorrow Never Dies)
2582.8345Charles Bingley (Pride and Prejudice)

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 unlucky<--->fortunate when aggregated at the character level.

  1. traumatized (not flourishing) (r=0.65)
  2. cursed (not blessed) (r=0.58)
  3. depressed (not bright) (r=0.55)
  4. sad (not happy) (r=0.5)
  5. 😭 (not 😀) (r=0.5)
  6. desperate (not high standards) (r=0.49)
  7. enslaved (not emancipated) (r=0.49)
  8. rejected (not popular) (r=0.49)
  9. insecure (not confident) (r=0.48)
  10. lost (not enlightened) (r=0.46)


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