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

Most knowledgeable characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.825Lester Freamon (The Wire)
298.79Huyang (Ahsoka)
397.6113Dr. Spencer Reid (Criminal Minds)
496.8117Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
596.271Michael Scofield (Prison Break)
696.255Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)
796.293Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
896.129Samantha Carter (Stargate SG-1)
996.119Moiraine Damodred (Wheel of Time)
1096.0170Janet (The Good Place)
1195.98Dr. Sharon Fieldstone (Ted Lasso)
1295.852Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter)
1395.814Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)
1495.85The Doctor (Star Trek: Voyager)
1595.753Violet Baudelaire (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
1695.459Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
1795.422Josiah Bartlet (The West Wing)
1895.229David Levinson (Independence Day)
1995.013Joey Lucas (The West Wing)
2094.9107Guinan (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
2194.859Professor Oak (Pokémon)
2294.845Lucius Fox (The Dark Knight)
2394.845Egon Spengler (Ghostbusters)
2494.716L (Death Note)
2594.641Dr. Sean Maguire (Good Will Hunting)

Most ignorant characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.533Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)
296.346Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
393.658Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
491.526Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
591.334Jonah Ryan (Veep)
691.261Brad Bellick (Prison Break)
791.075Michael Kelso (That 70's Show)
890.535George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (Arrested Development)
990.477Topper (Outer Banks)
1089.931Sheriff of Nottingham (Robin Hood)
1189.834Captain Hammer (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
1289.735Arturo Roman (Money Heist)
1389.751Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
1488.3261Joey Donner (10 Things I Hate About You)
1588.217Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (The Wire)
1688.244Josh Chan (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
1788.059Petunia Dursley (Harry Potter)
1887.7113Denny (The Room)
1986.730Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
2086.5181Sid Phillips (Toy Story)
2186.327Prince John (Robin Hood)
2286.154Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter)
2386.0107The Deep (The Boys)
2486.039Pierce Hawthorne (Community)
2585.79Linda Montag (Fahrenheit 451)

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 knowledgeable<--->ignorant when aggregated at the character level.

  1. genius (not dunce) (r=0.88)
  2. wise (not foolish) (r=0.88)
  3. high IQ (not low IQ) (r=0.87)
  4. competent (not incompetent) (r=0.86)
  5. perceptive (not unobservant) (r=0.84)
  6. accurate (not off target) (r=0.79)
  7. introspective (not not introspective) (r=0.77)
  8. deep (not shallow) (r=0.75)
  9. all-seeing (not blind) (r=0.74)
  10. tactful (not indiscreet) (r=0.74)


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