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

Most barbaric characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.79Reese Wilkerson (Malcolm in the Middle)
293.8823Sid Phillips (Toy Story)
393.6285Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
493.232Darlene Snell (Ozark)
593.26Amos Burton (The Expanse)
693.036Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
792.7518Gollum (Lord of the Rings)
892.229Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell (Prison Break)
992.166Frank Gallagher (Shameless)
1091.1347Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter)
1191.135Megatron (Transformers)
1290.9356Merle Dixon (The Walking Dead)
1390.3350The Joker (The Dark Knight)
1490.139Homelander (The Boys)
1590.141Frank Reynolds (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
1689.520David Della Rocco (The Boondock Saints)
1789.431Bender Bending Rodriguez (Futurama)
1889.318Roman Roy (Succession)
1989.073Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
2089.031Han Mi-nyeo (Squid Game)
2188.943Charlie Kelly (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
2288.8422Nelson Muntz (The Simpsons)
2388.0335Jayne Cobb (Firefly + Serenity)
2487.98Prince Aemond Targaryen (House of the Dragon)
2587.646Count Olaf (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

Most civilized characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.58Rose Weissman (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
296.69Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)
396.011Lucie Manette (A Tale of Two Cities)
495.6359Alfred Pennyworth (The Dark Knight)
595.429Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
695.4291Charlie Carson (Downton Abbey)
794.9974C-3PO (Star Wars)
894.89Leslie Higgins (Ted Lasso)
994.319Beverly Crusher (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1093.915Gregory Eddie (Abbott Elementary)
1193.7328Simon Tam (Firefly + Serenity)
1293.69Dr. Sharon Fieldstone (Ted Lasso)
1393.612Sam Obisanya (Ted Lasso)
1493.414Abigail Baker (Blue Bloods)
1593.418Don Shirley (Green Book)
1693.322Joan Watson (Elementary)
1793.3611Charlotte York (Sex and the City)
1893.033Dr. Jennifer Melfi (The Sopranos)
1992.9262Raymond Holt (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
2092.9409Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons)
2192.7376Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter)
2292.7495Rupert Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
2392.733Penny (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
2492.528Padme Amidala (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
2592.5316Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham (Downton Abbey)

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 barbaric<--->civilized when aggregated at the character level.

  1. bad-manners (not good-manners) (r=0.83)
  2. animalistic (not human) (r=0.81)
  3. scandalous (not proper) (r=0.8)
  4. edgy (not politically correct) (r=0.8)
  5. mischievous (not well behaved) (r=0.8)
  6. deranged (not reasonable) (r=0.79)
  7. inappropriate (not seemly) (r=0.79)
  8. perverted (not clean) (r=0.77)
  9. ludicrous (not sensible) (r=0.77)
  10. crazy (not sane) (r=0.77)


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