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

Most western characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.26Rip Wheeler (Yellowstone)
294.116John Dutton (Yellowstone)
392.99Lloyd (Yellowstone)
490.991Jayne Cobb (Firefly + Serenity)
590.119Darryl Whitefeather (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
689.974Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly + Serenity)
789.829Jane Eyre (Jane Eyre)
889.521Man in Black (Westworld)
989.423John Galt (Atlas Shrugged)
1089.2841Woody (Toy Story)
1188.78Wynonna Earp (Wynonna Earp)
1288.482Blondie (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)
1387.814Emily Cooper (Emily in Paris)
1487.715Kayce Dutton (Yellowstone)
1587.322Max Rockatansky (Mad Max: Fury Road)
1686.647Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
1786.617John Crichton (Farscape)
1886.546Ennis Del Mar (Brokeback Mountain)
1986.36Tycho Brahe (Penny Arcade)
2086.334Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)
2186.132Edward Fairfax Rochester (Jane Eyre)
2286.125The Doctor (Star Trek: Voyager)
2385.937Jack Twist (Brokeback Mountain)
2485.878Applejack (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
2585.65Henry Jennings (The Americans)

Most eastern characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
189.117Li Mu Bai (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
288.328Yu Shu Lien (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
388.155Kimiko Miyashiro (The Boys)
484.210Jamie Dutton (Yellowstone)
580.723Kala Dandekar (Sense8)
680.222Kang Sae-byeok (Squid Game)
780.026Han Mi-nyeo (Squid Game)
879.118Mikasa Ackermann (Attack on Titan)
979.038Chung-sook (Parasite)
1078.816Spiros 'Vondas' Vondopoulos (The Wire)
1178.17Rintarou Okabe (Steins;Gate)
1277.9180Apu Nahasapeemapetilon (The Simpsons)
1375.831Sun-Hwa Kwon (LOST)
1475.776Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto)
1575.769Lau (The Dark Knight)
1675.222Sun Bak (Sense8)
1774.9113Jasmine (Aladdin)
1874.822Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii (Battlestar Galactica)
1974.8201Mulan (Mulan)
2074.720Touta Matsuda (Death Note)
2174.7162Chien-Po (Mulan)
2274.5167Eleanor Sung-Young (Crazy Rich Asians)
2374.312Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
2474.1124Aladdin (Aladdin)
2573.833Jian-Yang (Silicon Valley)

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 western<--->eastern when aggregated at the character level.

  1. dog person (not cat person) (r=0.28)
  2. rustic (not cultured) (r=0.26)
  3. country-bumpkin (not city-slicker) (r=0.23)
  4. orange (not purple) (r=0.22)
  5. 👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️) (r=0.21)
  6. rugged (not refined) (r=0.2)
  7. rock (not rap) (r=0.19)
  8. physical (not intellectual) (r=0.19)
  9. gendered (not androgynous) (r=0.19)
  10. macho (not metrosexual) (r=0.19)


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