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

Most wholesome characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.018Littlefoot (The Land Before Time)
295.023Ted Lasso (Ted Lasso)
394.5112Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
494.342Penny (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
594.118Sam Obisanya (Ted Lasso)
694.156Francis Mulcahy (M*A*S*H)
793.428Kara Danvers (Supergirl)
893.460Emmet Brickowski (The Lego Movie)
992.931Charlie Morningstar (Hazbin Hotel)
1092.719Kimmy Schmidt (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
1192.7165Beth March (Little Women)
1292.755Samwell Tarly (Game of Thrones)
1392.6146Rubeus Hagrid (Harry Potter)
1492.210Waverly Earp (Wynonna Earp)
1591.9511Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump)
1691.9229Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
1791.8165Mamá Coco (Coco)
1891.830Jerry Gergich (Parks and Recreation)
1991.711Mayuri Shiina (Steins;Gate)
2091.7125Flounder (The Little Mermaid)
2191.621Ducky (The Land Before Time)
2291.448Jess Day (New Girl)
2391.3151Olaf (Frozen)
2491.325Glenn Sturgis (Superstore)
2591.261Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (M*A*S*H)

Most salacious characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.628Sterling Archer (Archer)
295.011Maurice Levy (The Wire)
395.043Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
494.614Hiram Lodge (Riverdale)
594.2135Father Faustus Blackwood (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
694.159Count Olaf (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
793.112Don Giuseppe 'Papa Joe' Yakavetta (The Boondock Saints)
892.835Gavin Belson (Silicon Valley)
992.653Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Dune)
1092.218Gaius Baltar (Battlestar Galactica)
1192.110Logan Roy (Succession)
1291.920Palpatine (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
1391.9183Firelord Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
1491.858Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
1591.676Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
1691.545Eric Cartman (South Park)
1791.526Rose Armitage (Get Out)
1891.328Commodus (Gladiator)
1991.263Prince Humperdinck (The Princess Bride)
2091.123John Willoughby (Sense and Sensibility)
2190.9538Sid Phillips (Toy Story)
2290.818Benjamin Horne (Twin Peaks)
2390.7127Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)
2490.695Frank Gallagher (Shameless)
2590.6187Hans (Frozen)

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 wholesome<--->salacious when aggregated at the character level.

  1. pure (not debased) (r=0.93)
  2. 😇 (not 😈) (r=0.92)
  3. nurturing (not poisonous) (r=0.92)
  4. angelic (not demonic) (r=0.92)
  5. kind (not cruel) (r=0.9)
  6. honorable (not cunning) (r=0.88)
  7. altruistic (not selfish) (r=0.88)
  8. nice (not naughty) (r=0.88)
  9. empath (not psychopath) (r=0.88)
  10. warm (not quarrelsome) (r=0.86)


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