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

Most lion characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
199.617Mufasa (The Lion King)
299.212Scar (The Lion King)
398.427Annalise Keating (How To Get Away With Murder)
498.112Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)
598.09Rip Wheeler (Yellowstone)
697.19Logan Roy (Succession)
797.011Octavia Blake (The 100)
896.813Nala (The Lion King)
996.615Beowulf (Beowulf)
1096.513Sue Sylvester (Glee)
1196.519Prince Daemon Targaryen (House of the Dragon)
1296.45Ari Gold (Entourage)
1396.37Rowan Pope (Scandal)
1496.221Lois Wilkerson (Malcolm in the Middle)
1596.010Man in Black (Westworld)
1695.918Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
1795.86Billy Butcher (The Boys)
1895.619Wolverine (X-Men)
1995.414Jessica Pearson (Suits)
2095.416Amos Burton (The Expanse)
2195.37Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)
2295.314Simba (The Lion King)
2395.319Maximus (Gladiator)
2495.217Santana Lopez (Glee)
2595.17Regina Mills (Once Upon a Time)

Most zebra characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.19Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
296.67Ophelia (Hamlet)
395.97Jerry Gergich (Parks and Recreation)
495.111Kif Kroker (Futurama)
594.020Milhouse Van Houten (The Simpsons)
693.818Gary Walsh (Veep)
793.58Spike (The Land Before Time)
893.169Tobias Funke (Arrested Development)
993.18Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
1092.613Louis Tully (Ghostbusters)
1192.513Ned Flanders (The Simpsons)
1292.411George Michael Bluth (Arrested Development)
1392.410Nathan Shelley (Ted Lasso)
1492.310Craig Pelton (Community)
1592.07Brittany Pierce (Glee)
1691.916Waylon Smithers (The Simpsons)
1791.631Charles Boyle (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
1891.56Dr. John A. Zoidberg (Futurama)
1991.37Alan Harper (Two and Half Men)
2091.26Mayuri Shiina (Steins;Gate)
2191.06Cyril Figgis (Archer)
2290.826Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (South Park)
2390.619Alfredo Linguini (Ratatouille)
2490.411Dale Horvath (The Walking Dead)
2590.18Ashley Barrett (The Boys)

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 lion<--->zebra when aggregated at the character level.

  1. alpha (not beta) (r=0.87)
  2. dominant (not submissive) (r=0.85)
  3. assertive (not passive) (r=0.81)
  4. hunter (not gatherer) (r=0.8)
  5. mighty (not puny) (r=0.79)
  6. armoured (not vulnerable) (r=0.77)
  7. bossy (not meek) (r=0.76)
  8. decisive (not hesitant) (r=0.76)
  9. hard (not soft) (r=0.75)
  10. hard (not soft) (r=0.75)


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