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

Most badass characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.359Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead)
298.3118Toph Beifong (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
398.238Mike Ehrmantraut (Better Call Saul)
498.034Cassie Thomas (Promising Young Woman)
597.729Sun Bak (Sense8)
697.69Rip Wheeler (Yellowstone)
797.614Inej Ghafa (Shadow and Bone)
897.573Teal'c (Stargate SG-1)
997.49Melissa Schemmenti (Abbott Elementary)
1097.3173Mulan (Mulan)
1197.345Sarah Connor (Terminator 2: Judgement Day)
1297.253Westley (The Princess Bride)
1396.9105Zoe Washburne (Firefly + Serenity)
1496.841Jason Bourne (The Bourne Identity)
1596.816Geralt of Rivia (The Witcher)
1696.720the Alien (Alien)
1796.785Lagertha (Vikings)
1896.751T-800 (Terminator 2: Judgement Day)
1996.663Lorraine Broughton (Atomic Blonde)
2096.457Imperator Furiosa (Mad Max: Fury Road)
2196.338Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Downton Abbey)
2296.330Tobias 'Four' Eaton (Divergent)
2396.214Rebecca Welton (Ted Lasso)
2496.220Bobbie Draper (The Expanse)
2596.1128Mazikeen (Lucifer)

Most weakass characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.030Alan Harper (Two and Half Men)
294.132Tobias Funke (Arrested Development)
393.250Milhouse Van Houten (The Simpsons)
491.142Sam Healy (Orange is the New Black)
590.17Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
689.848Arturo Roman (Money Heist)
788.814Jamie Dutton (Yellowstone)
888.618Nathan Shelley (Ted Lasso)
988.136Cyril Figgis (Archer)
1087.843Mr. William Collins (Pride and Prejudice)
1187.715Gary Walsh (Veep)
1287.641George Michael Bluth (Arrested Development)
1387.637Ian Duncan (Community)
1487.657Connor Roy (Succession)
1587.544Dennis Nedry (Jurassic Park)
1687.459Waylon Smithers (The Simpsons)
1787.48Linda Montag (Fahrenheit 451)
1887.213Mike McLintock (Veep)
1987.131Ryan Cooper (Promising Young Woman)
2086.033Kif Kroker (Futurama)
2185.621Prince John (Robin Hood)
2285.642Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
2385.015Alvy Singer (Annie Hall)
2484.931Gaius Baltar (Battlestar Galactica)
2584.910Joel Maisel (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

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 badass<--->weakass when aggregated at the character level.

  1. mighty (not puny) (r=0.87)
  2. pro (not noob) (r=0.79)
  3. resourceful (not helpless) (r=0.75)
  4. alpha (not beta) (r=0.74)
  5. inspiring (not cringeworthy) (r=0.73)
  6. independent (not codependent) (r=0.73)
  7. interesting (not tiresome) (r=0.73)
  8. cool (not dorky) (r=0.72)
  9. sturdy (not flimsy) (r=0.69)
  10. lion (not zebra) (r=0.69)


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