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Most bad boy or white knight 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 "bad boy" to "white knight". 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 "bad boy" is the same as 100/100 for "white knight". See the documentation for more information about how these ratings were collected.

Most bad boy characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.299Sid Phillips (Toy Story)
295.715Frank Costello (The Departed)
394.240Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter)
494.18Logan Roy (Succession)
594.152Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
693.947Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)
793.79Spiros 'Vondas' Vondopoulos (The Wire)
893.328Nate Jacobs (Euphoria)
993.323General Kirigan (Shadow and Bone)
1093.225Hiram Lodge (Riverdale)
1193.033Megatron (Transformers)
1292.423Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
1392.467Count Olaf (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
1492.25Hunter Aloysius Percy (The OA)
1592.026Charlie Harper (Two and Half Men)
1692.060Firelord Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
1791.938Eric Cartman (South Park)
1891.744Bender Bending Rodriguez (Futurama)
1991.7108Scar (The Lion King)
2091.712Palpatine (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
2191.619Darlene Snell (Ozark)
2291.661John Bender (The Breakfast Club)
2391.579Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
2491.527Angel Eyes (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)
2591.219Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Dune)

Most white knight characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.510Gary Walsh (Veep)
295.020Clark Kent (Smallville)
394.05Mayuri Shiina (Steins;Gate)
493.930Emma Pillsbury (Glee)
592.915Mumen Rider (One Punch Man)
692.831Jack Shephard (LOST)
792.812Ted Lasso (Ted Lasso)
892.825Alphonse Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
992.143Klaus Baudelaire (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
1092.080George O'Malley (Grey's Anatomy)
1191.829Richard D. Winters (Band of Brothers)
1291.348Ned Flanders (The Simpsons)
1391.019Charlie Carson (Downton Abbey)
1490.542Eddard Stark (Game of Thrones)
1590.391Princess Celestia (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
1690.2177Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
1790.032Alfred Pennyworth (The Dark Knight)
1889.9130Vision (WandaVision)
1989.881Chidi Anagonye (The Good Place)
2089.8150Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
2189.724Francis Mulcahy (M*A*S*H)
2289.430Optimus Prime (Transformers)
2389.423Pop Tate (Riverdale)
2489.469Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
2589.261Barry Allen (The Flash)

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 bad boy<--->white knight when aggregated at the character level.

  1. 😈 (not 😇) (r=0.89)
  2. demonic (not angelic) (r=0.84)
  3. debased (not pure) (r=0.83)
  4. cunning (not honorable) (r=0.82)
  5. salacious (not wholesome) (r=0.82)
  6. mischievous (not well behaved) (r=0.82)
  7. rude (not respectful) (r=0.8)
  8. edgy (not politically correct) (r=0.79)
  9. poisonous (not nurturing) (r=0.79)
  10. heathen (not devout) (r=0.78)


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