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

Most disturbing characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.825Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
295.618Red John (The Mentalist)
395.510Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Dune)
495.510Gollum (Lord of the Rings)
595.58Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter)
694.610Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)
794.511Jonah Ryan (Veep)
894.412Man in Black (Westworld)
994.36the Alien (Alien)
1094.313Jeremy Armitage (Get Out)
1193.052Darlene Snell (Ozark)
1293.07Scorpius (Farscape)
1392.832The Joker (The Dark Knight)
1492.717Brad Bellick (Prison Break)
1592.212Pierce Hawthorne (Community)
1692.224Chef Skinner (Ratatouille)
1792.04Eric O'Bannon (Bloodline)
1891.922Randall Boggs (Monsters, Inc.)
1991.732Count Olaf (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
2091.69Dwight Schrute (The Office)
2191.412Father Faustus Blackwood (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
2290.98Major Arnold Toht (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
2390.922Arturo Roman (Money Heist)
2490.912Samuel Norton (The Shawshank Redemption)
2590.815Vicious (Cowboy Bebop)

Most enchanting characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
194.513Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
294.417Padme Amidala (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
394.19Waverly Earp (Wynonna Earp)
493.915Georgiana Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)
593.88Lisa Johnson (After Life)
693.422Neal Caffrey (White Collar)
793.411Christopher Turk (Scrubs)
893.212Astrid Leong-Teo (Crazy Rich Asians)
992.514Vincent Chase (Entourage)
1092.37Miriam Maisel (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
1192.37Kara Danvers (Supergirl)
1292.37Annie January (The Boys)
1392.314Jamie Fraser (Outlander)
1492.112Simba (The Lion King)
1591.99Kathy Selden (Singin' in the Rain)
1691.919Jack Pearson (This Is Us)
1791.712Maria (West Side Story)
1891.542Barbie (Barbie)
1991.411Mulan (Mulan)
2091.315Jasmine (Aladdin)
2191.211Nick Young (Crazy Rich Asians)
2291.115Anna Bates (Downton Abbey)
2391.016Maid Marian (Robin Hood)
2490.927Princess Celestia (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
2590.813Olivia Benson (Law & Order: SVU)

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 disturbing<--->enchanting when aggregated at the character level.

  1. creepy (not disarming) (r=0.85)
  2. 🙃 (not 🥰) (r=0.81)
  3. 💩 (not 🌟) (r=0.76)
  4. fearmongering (not reassuring) (r=0.76)
  5. psychopath (not empath) (r=0.75)
  6. punchable (not loveable) (r=0.75)
  7. trash (not treasure) (r=0.74)
  8. soulless (not soulful) (r=0.73)
  9. repulsive (not attractive) (r=0.72)
  10. poisonous (not nurturing) (r=0.72)


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