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

Most funny characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.127Shawn Spencer (Psych)
296.633Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
396.482Fleabag (Fleabag)
496.318Miriam Maisel (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
595.9306Jake Peralta (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
695.414Cosmo Brown (Singin' in the Rain)
795.4325Hoban Washburne (Firefly + Serenity)
894.4377George Weasley (Harry Potter)
994.3335Donkey (Shrek)
1094.3254Mushu (Mulan)
1194.135Jesper Fahey (Shadow and Bone)
1294.016Ted Lasso (Ted Lasso)
1394.028Eric Effiong (Sex Education)
1494.0106Genie (Aladdin)
1593.8120Klaus Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy)
1693.753Christopher Turk (Scrubs)
1793.6239Ed (Cowboy Bebop)
1893.6317Troy Barnes (Community)
1993.631Titus Andromedon (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
2093.525Bender Bending Rodriguez (Futurama)
2193.4463Goh Peik Lin (Crazy Rich Asians)
2293.31449Pumbaa (The Lion King)
2393.340Maxwell Klinger (M*A*S*H)
2493.386Penelope Garcia (Criminal Minds)
2593.118Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)

Most humorless characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.633Nurse Mildred Ratched (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
295.8521Firelord Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
395.022Rei Ayanami (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
492.4325Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter)
591.613Inspector Kido (The Man in the High Castle)
691.4391Petunia Dursley (Harry Potter)
791.1164Winn Adami (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
890.720Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
990.619Linda Montag (Fahrenheit 451)
1090.431Javert (Les Misérables)
1190.155Father Faustus Blackwood (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
1289.9228Stannis Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
1389.4285Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
1489.316Cahir (The Witcher)
1589.374Samuel Norton (The Shawshank Redemption)
1688.929Lieutenant Schrank (West Side Story)
1788.826Count Alexei Karenin (Anna Karenina)
1888.6188Vicious (Cowboy Bebop)
1987.979Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto)
2087.837Cho Sang-woo (Squid Game)
2187.58Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)
2287.5109the Alien (Alien)
2387.5283Brandon Stark (Game of Thrones)
2487.418Tom Keller (Riverdale)
2587.3984Darth Vader (Star Wars)

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 funny<--->humorless when aggregated at the character level.

  1. playful (not serious) (r=0.8)
  2. 😜 (not 🤐) (r=0.78)
  3. comedic (not dramatic) (r=0.76)
  4. goofy (not unfrivolous) (r=0.74)
  5. loose (not tight) (r=0.71)
  6. easy (not uptight) (r=0.7)
  7. bubbly (not flat) (r=0.69)
  8. prankster (not anti-prank) (r=0.69)
  9. 😀 (not 😭) (r=0.69)
  10. lenient (not strict) (r=0.68)


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