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

Most cruel characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.6268Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
298.2371Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter)
397.2363Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)
496.8335Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter)
596.7500Firelord Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
696.573Homelander (The Boys)
796.519Rose Armitage (Get Out)
896.327Palpatine (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
995.946Count Olaf (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
1095.81366Scar (The Lion King)
1195.6395Mr. Burns (The Simpsons)
1295.6847Sid Phillips (Toy Story)
1395.3476Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
1495.131Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Dune)
1594.935Nurse Mildred Ratched (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1694.365Father Faustus Blackwood (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
1794.321Howard Payne (Speed)
1894.229Commodus (Gladiator)
1994.248Prince Humperdinck (The Princess Bride)
2094.141Major Arnold Toht (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
2193.627Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
2293.6108the Alien (Alien)
2393.5976Coriolanus Snow (The Hunger Games)
2493.4350Ernesto de la Cruz (Coco)
2593.117Hiram Lodge (Riverdale)

Most kind characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
199.226Pop Tate (Riverdale)
299.211Mayuri Shiina (Steins;Gate)
399.07Sam Obisanya (Ted Lasso)
498.711Littlefoot (The Land Before Time)
598.026Alphonse Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
697.7152Olaf (Frozen)
797.5268Samwell Tarly (Game of Thrones)
896.8392Rubeus Hagrid (Harry Potter)
996.4492Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
1096.3401Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)
1196.1174Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump)
1296.078Penelope Garcia (Criminal Minds)
1396.028Kimmy Schmidt (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
1495.970Jess Day (New Girl)
1595.8114Dory (Finding Nemo)
1695.6348Kaylee Frye (Firefly + Serenity)
1795.462Emmet Brickowski (The Lego Movie)
1895.3325Beth March (Little Women)
1995.142Penny (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
2095.0520Samwise Gamgee (Lord of the Rings)
2195.046Francis Mulcahy (M*A*S*H)
2295.0300Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (LOST)
2395.0146Maid Marian (Robin Hood)
2495.0306Anna Bates (Downton Abbey)
2594.933Kala Dandekar (Sense8)

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 cruel<--->kind when aggregated at the character level.

  1. poisonous (not nurturing) (r=0.94)
  2. demonic (not angelic) (r=0.93)
  3. psychopath (not empath) (r=0.92)
  4. soulless (not soulful) (r=0.91)
  5. salacious (not wholesome) (r=0.9)
  6. villainous (not heroic) (r=0.9)
  7. bitter (not sweet) (r=0.89)
  8. 😈 (not 😇) (r=0.89)
  9. stingy (not generous) (r=0.88)
  10. quarrelsome (not warm) (r=0.88)


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