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

Most ironic characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
188.56Hunter Chen (Ginny & Georgia)
287.726Roman Roy (Succession)
385.829Connor Roy (Succession)
484.918Han Mi-nyeo (Squid Game)
584.722F. Tony Scarapiducci (Space Force)
684.519Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
783.856Michael Scott (The Office)
882.940A-Train (The Boys)
982.829Charlie Harper (Two and Half Men)
1082.621Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell (Prison Break)
1182.417Erin Naird (Space Force)
1282.315John Willoughby (Sense and Sensibility)
1382.2188Chandler Bing (Friends)
1482.28Maxine Baker (Ginny & Georgia)
1582.261Dee Reynolds (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
1681.836George Costanza (Seinfeld)
1781.718Quark (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
1881.7161Liz Lemon (30 Rock)
1981.569Eric Cartman (South Park)
2081.033Ben Chang (Community)
2180.826Sterling Archer (Archer)
2280.815Susie Myerson (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
2380.534Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
2480.534Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)
2579.914Dan Egan (Veep)

Most profound characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
193.320Yoda (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
291.619Rei Ayanami (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
388.2108Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
487.412Li Mu Bai (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
587.295Guinan (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
687.033William Adama (Battlestar Galactica)
786.215Sam Obisanya (Ted Lasso)
885.26John Galt (Atlas Shrugged)
985.114Lester Freamon (The Wire)
1084.812Omar Little (The Wire)
1184.7116Derrial Book (Firefly + Serenity)
1284.1106Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
1383.718Akecheta (Westworld)
1483.521William H. 'Shakespeare' Hill (This Is Us)
1583.310Mel Medarda (Arcane)
1683.04Chrisjen Avasarala (The Expanse)
1782.779Teal'c (Stargate SG-1)
1882.739Professor X (X-Men)
1982.310Kes (Star Trek: Voyager)
2081.817Dembe Zuma (The Blacklist)
2181.788Vito Corleone (The Godfather)
2281.628The Amphibian Man (The Shape of Water)
2381.546Jean Valjean (Les Misérables)
2481.4196Mufasa (The Lion King)
2581.264Paul Atreides (Dune)

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 ironic<--->profound when aggregated at the character level.

  1. interrupting (not attentive) (r=0.73)
  2. 🤣 (not 😊) (r=0.72)
  3. not introspective (not introspective) (r=0.69)
  4. shallow (not deep) (r=0.69)
  5. juvenile (not mature) (r=0.69)
  6. lewd (not tasteful) (r=0.69)
  7. gossiping (not confidential) (r=0.68)
  8. indiscreet (not tactful) (r=0.68)
  9. inappropriate (not seemly) (r=0.67)
  10. lazy (not diligent) (r=0.66)


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