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Most melee or ranged characters

As part of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz, this website has had volunteers rate 1,750 characters on a 100 point scale from "melee" to "ranged". 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 "melee" is the same as 100/100 for "ranged". See the documentation for more information about how these ratings were collected.

Most melee characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
189.616Anakin Skywalker (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
289.093Worf (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
388.323Worf (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
487.852Gimli (Lord of the Rings)
586.829Saitama (One Punch Man)
686.716the Alien (Alien)
786.118Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (The Wire)
884.417Mumen Rider (One Punch Man)
983.937Captain Hammer (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
1083.418Pamela Poovey (Archer)
1183.027Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
1283.025Ka D'Argo (Farscape)
1382.513Dennis 'Cutty' Wise (The Wire)
1482.411Sancho Panza (Don Quixote)
1582.036Black Noir (The Boys)
1681.827Ed (Shaun of the Dead)
1781.453Inigo Montoya (The Princess Bride)
1880.914Cheryl Tunt (Archer)
1980.915Levi Ackermann (Attack on Titan)
2080.534Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet)
2179.99Perrin Aybara (Wheel of Time)
2279.430Sandor Clegane (Game of Thrones)
2379.114Mikasa Ackermann (Attack on Titan)
2478.847Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
2578.853Boromir (Lord of the Rings)

Most ranged characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
190.97Chris Kyle (American Sniper)
288.38Hans Gruber (Die Hard)
386.949Legolas (Lord of the Rings)
485.919Light Yagami (Death Note)
584.813Lester Freamon (The Wire)
684.015Maurice Levy (The Wire)
782.616Gaius Baltar (Battlestar Galactica)
882.030Dr. Chan Kaifang (Space Force)
981.970Hawkeye (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
1081.935Professor X (X-Men)
1181.613Tommy Carcetti (The Wire)
1281.45Chrisjen Avasarala (The Expanse)
1380.98General Kirigan (Shadow and Bone)
1480.434Angel Eyes (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)
1580.162Hoban Washburne (Firefly + Serenity)
1679.98Matthew Casey (Chicago Fire)
1779.819Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth (Futurama)
1879.880Shikamaru Nara (Naruto)
1979.69Doc Holliday (Wynonna Earp)
2079.511Alex Kamal (The Expanse)
2179.518Jonah Byrde (Ozark)
2279.472Dr. Strange (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
2379.427Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (M*A*S*H)
2478.927Walter White (Breaking Bad)
2578.919M (Tommorrow Never Dies)

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 melee<--->ranged when aggregated at the character level.

  1. physical (not intellectual) (r=0.58)
  2. 💪 (not 🧠) (r=0.56)
  3. rugged (not refined) (r=0.47)
  4. sporty (not bookish) (r=0.47)
  5. instinctual (not reasoned) (r=0.45)
  6. drop out (not valedictorian) (r=0.45)
  7. unpolished (not eloquent) (r=0.45)
  8. doer (not thinker) (r=0.45)
  9. 👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️) (r=0.44)
  10. low IQ (not high IQ) (r=0.43)


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