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

Most experimental characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.034Cosmo Kramer (Seinfeld)
293.824Erlich Bachman (Silicon Valley)
393.1131Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
492.912Roman Roy (Succession)
592.751The Joker (The Dark Knight)
692.418Buddy Pine (The Incredibles)
792.218Nathan Bateman (Ex Machina)
891.347Eric Cartman (South Park)
990.937Ben Chang (Community)
1090.983Frank Gallagher (Shameless)
1190.939Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth (Futurama)
1290.5104Jenna Maroney (30 Rock)
1390.319Randall Boggs (Monsters, Inc.)
1490.149Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell (Prison Break)
1590.034George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (Arrested Development)
1689.8259Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty)
1789.519Alison DiLaurentis (Pretty Little Liars)
1889.384Jessa Johansson (Girls)
1989.131Bender Bending Rodriguez (Futurama)
2089.128Ferris Bueller (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
2189.041Logan Delos (Westworld)
2288.856Hannah Horvath (Girls)
2388.634Gaius Baltar (Battlestar Galactica)
2488.523Dean Armitage (Get Out)
2588.4170Sid Phillips (Toy Story)

Most reliable characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
194.69Bobbie Draper (The Expanse)
294.69Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)
393.77Lisa Johnson (After Life)
493.155Alfred Pennyworth (The Dark Knight)
592.727Luke Danes (Gilmore Girls)
692.128Melanie Hamilton (Gone With the Wind)
792.120Rod Williams (Get Out)
892.19Watari (Death Note)
992.026Charlie Carson (Downton Abbey)
1091.539Dorota Kishlovsky (Gossip Girl)
1191.432Jared Dunn (Silicon Valley)
1291.262Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding (The Shawshank Redemption)
1391.112Richard D. Winters (Band of Brothers)
1491.011Roy Kent (Ted Lasso)
1590.630Francis Mulcahy (M*A*S*H)
1690.530Gary Walsh (Veep)
1790.493Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
1890.428Colonel Brandon (Sense and Sensibility)
1990.3147Raymond Holt (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
2090.012Erin Reagan (Blue Bloods)
2189.621Charlie Young (The West Wing)
2289.458Samwise Gamgee (Lord of the Rings)
2389.387Zoe Washburne (Firefly + Serenity)
2488.816Riza Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
2588.713Lloyd (Yellowstone)

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 experimental<--->reliable when aggregated at the character level.

  1. ludicrous (not sensible) (r=0.81)
  2. deranged (not reasonable) (r=0.78)
  3. mischievous (not well behaved) (r=0.78)
  4. scandalous (not proper) (r=0.78)
  5. variable (not consistent) (r=0.78)
  6. crazy (not sane) (r=0.76)
  7. heathen (not devout) (r=0.74)
  8. chaotic (not orderly) (r=0.74)
  9. cunning (not honorable) (r=0.74)
  10. perverted (not clean) (r=0.73)


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