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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
196.0104Sid Phillips (Toy Story)
295.715Frank Costello (The Departed)
394.18Logan Roy (Succession)
494.152Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
594.139Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter)
693.79Spiros 'Vondas' Vondopoulos (The Wire)
793.328Nate Jacobs (Euphoria)
893.323General Kirigan (Shadow and Bone)
993.248Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)
1093.225Hiram Lodge (Riverdale)
1193.033Megatron (Transformers)
1292.423Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
1392.467Count Olaf (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
1492.414Palpatine (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
1592.25Hunter Aloysius Percy (The OA)
1692.026Charlie Harper (Two and Half Men)
1791.8109Scar (The Lion King)
1891.861Firelord Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
1991.744Bender Bending Rodriguez (Futurama)
2091.619Darlene Snell (Ozark)
2191.661John Bender (The Breakfast Club)
2291.581Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
2391.219Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Dune)
2491.121Malcolm Merlyn (Arrow)
2591.131Merle Dixon (The Walking Dead)

Most white knight characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.911Gary Walsh (Veep)
295.020Clark Kent (Smallville)
393.930Emma Pillsbury (Glee)
492.831Jack Shephard (LOST)
592.812Ted Lasso (Ted Lasso)
692.825Alphonse Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
792.56Mayuri Shiina (Steins;Gate)
892.244Klaus Baudelaire (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
992.219Mumen Rider (One Punch Man)
1092.080George O'Malley (Grey's Anatomy)
1191.829Richard D. Winters (Band of Brothers)
1291.350Ned 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)
1989.8150Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
2089.783Chidi Anagonye (The Good Place)
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. naughty (not nice) (r=0.86)
  3. demonic (not angelic) (r=0.84)
  4. debased (not pure) (r=0.83)
  5. salacious (not wholesome) (r=0.82)
  6. cunning (not honorable) (r=0.82)
  7. mischievous (not well behaved) (r=0.82)
  8. rude (not respectful) (r=0.8)
  9. edgy (not politically correct) (r=0.79)
  10. poisonous (not nurturing) (r=0.79)


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