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

Most everyman characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
192.219Frank Sobotka (The Wire)
291.016Ryan Cooper (Promising Young Woman)
390.114Billy Keikeya (Battlestar Galactica)
489.513Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (The Wire)
589.0146Pete Hornberger (30 Rock)
687.631Tommy (Shameless)
786.925Cornelius Fudge (Harry Potter)
886.735Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)
986.340Petunia Dursley (Harry Potter)
1085.934Mr. William Collins (Pride and Prejudice)
1185.824Calvin's dad (Calvin and Hobbes)
1285.395Hoban Washburne (Firefly + Serenity)
1385.251Mark Brendanawicz (Parks and Recreation)
1485.243Jim Burns (The Fall)
1585.139Dennis Nedry (Jurassic Park)
1685.030Glenn Sturgis (Superstore)
1784.826Niko Polastri (Killing Eve)
1884.712Leslie Higgins (Ted Lasso)
1984.614Donna Moss (The West Wing)
2084.45Lenny (After Life)
2184.319Rose Tico (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
2283.716Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick)
2383.651Morty Seinfeld (Seinfeld)
2483.622Ben Scott (Yellowjackets)
2583.521Mike McLintock (Veep)

Most chosen one characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.08Prairie Johnson (The OA)
295.233Neo (The Matrix)
394.522Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
493.094River Tam (Firefly + Serenity)
592.225L (Death Note)
690.313Ragnar Lothbrok (Vikings)
789.325Elliot Alderson (Mr. Robot)
888.941Dr. Gregory House (House, M.D.)
988.846Harry Potter (Harry Potter)
1088.77Kathryn Janeway (Star Trek: Voyager)
1188.512James Bond (Tommorrow Never Dies)
1288.416Ciri (The Witcher)
1388.495Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock)
1488.1123Eleven (Stranger Things)
1588.041Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)
1687.724Alina Starkov (Shadow and Bone)
1787.750Queen Elizabeth II (The Crown)
1887.629Optimus Prime (Transformers)
1987.411Russell 'Stringer' Bell (The Wire)
2087.068Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
2186.835Dr. Shaun Murphy (The Good Doctor)
2286.5105Dr. Spencer Reid (Criminal Minds)
2386.521Olivia Pope (Scandal)
2485.859Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
2585.626Dexter Morgan (Dexter)

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 everyman<--->chosen one when aggregated at the character level.

  1. mundane (not extraordinary) (r=0.7)
  2. irrelevant (not important) (r=0.68)
  3. side character (not main character) (r=0.67)
  4. tiresome (not interesting) (r=0.58)
  5. follower (not leader) (r=0.56)
  6. simple (not complicated) (r=0.56)
  7. beta (not alpha) (r=0.55)
  8. first-mate (not captain) (r=0.54)
  9. slow (not fast) (r=0.54)
  10. employee (not entrepreneur) (r=0.54)


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