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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
190.114Billy Keikeya (Battlestar Galactica)
289.714Ryan Cooper (Promising Young Woman)
389.513Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (The Wire)
489.0146Pete Hornberger (30 Rock)
587.631Tommy (Shameless)
687.45Frank Sobotka (The Wire)
786.925Cornelius Fudge (Harry Potter)
886.735Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)
986.340Petunia Dursley (Harry Potter)
1086.04Lenny (After Life)
1185.934Mr. William Collins (Pride and Prejudice)
1285.824Calvin's dad (Calvin and Hobbes)
1385.395Hoban Washburne (Firefly + Serenity)
1485.251Mark Brendanawicz (Parks and Recreation)
1585.243Jim Burns (The Fall)
1685.139Dennis Nedry (Jurassic Park)
1785.030Glenn Sturgis (Superstore)
1884.913Donna Moss (The West Wing)
1984.826Niko Polastri (Killing Eve)
2084.712Leslie Higgins (Ted Lasso)
2184.319Rose Tico (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
2283.85Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski (The Wire)
2383.716Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick)
2483.651Morty Seinfeld (Seinfeld)
2583.622Ben Scott (Yellowjackets)

Most chosen one characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
1100.06Prairie Johnson (The OA)
295.526Neo (The Matrix)
394.522Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
493.094River Tam (Firefly + Serenity)
592.225L (Death Note)
690.313Ragnar Lothbrok (Vikings)
789.324Elliot Alderson (Mr. Robot)
888.941Dr. Gregory House (House, M.D.)
988.846Harry Potter (Harry Potter)
1088.77Kathryn Janeway (Star Trek: Voyager)
1188.416Ciri (The Witcher)
1288.495Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock)
1388.1123Eleven (Stranger Things)
1488.149Queen Elizabeth II (The Crown)
1588.041Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)
1687.724Alina Starkov (Shadow and Bone)
1787.629Optimus Prime (Transformers)
1887.511James Bond (Tommorrow Never Dies)
1987.411Russell 'Stringer' Bell (The Wire)
2086.867Aang (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=0.66)
  4. tiresome (not interesting) (r=0.58)
  5. simple (not complicated) (r=0.56)
  6. beta (not alpha) (r=0.55)
  7. first-mate (not captain) (r=0.54)
  8. slow (not fast) (r=0.54)
  9. puny (not mighty) (r=0.54)
  10. weakass (not badass) (r=0.53)


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