You know there are certain video game, cartoon and anime characters who seem to have all the luck and attention. Characters like Mario, Ichigo, Solid Snake, Twilight Sparkle, Master Chief, Luffy, or even the dastardly Sephiroth are have endured over the years and are never in need of more fans or attention.
So, this list is for the characters that are underrated and also hate with many but which characters aren't so lucky? Which characters are far too underrated? Before we start let make the rules.
1. Only one per franchise.
2. And only for games that I play or watch on walkthrought and cartoon, and anime that I watch.
So, here is the list of my Top 10 Underappreciated games, cartoon and anime characters. If you disagree with this list then so be it since this list is a bias prospective, but please be respectful about it.
10. Orihime Inoue from Bleach: She's constantly seen as a useless princess to be rescued but she's anything but useless. She does really heal, she rejects reality and uses it for healing purposes because that is her role, character and personality.
Based on this, she is far greater a healer than any mere lieutenant and Unohana even stated that her capabilities go beyond even hers even if she isn't great in battle but her new shield is pretty damn impressive to make Kugo's fullbring look like such a fodder and she can literally uncreate objects.
She may not be as skillet like Ichigo or Kenpachi but no one has powers like her's healing abilities. She isn't always the brightest character as she is typically portrayed as innocent, but she is someone who is very caring and loving for her friends as she always get worry for them.
One of her best moments was allowing herself to be taken and put all of her friends before her own personal will very honorable, and her character role is based on a support role standing in a position to have a shield to be on defense, or and her healing technique which is flawless.
I have no problem with Orihime really, Orihime has a fun personality and she a kind person. I just think a lot people hate her a lot because of the kurosaki-kun nonsense, annoying yes, but that's not a good enough reason for me to dislike her.
She is number 10 because, she needs more growth as a character and I don't have much memory about her.
9. Sakura Haruno from Naruto: I never did not like Sakura Haruno at first since she started as a spoiled and bitchy girl, and the way she threat Naruto and she was like Amy Rose a pink female hedgehog who have a huge obsessed for Sonic The Hedgehog.
Well, that how Sakura was with Sasuke in the first Naruto series, and every second was annoying the hell of me but she has gotten much better in personality and development in the Shippuden series so that is saying a lot but I want to keep watching to see how she too out for the later episode.
8. Sanji from One Piece: I admit it that I haven't watched the entire anime and I haven’t read the whole manga, but up until now I see some light on Sanji as he manages to be in situation more equal than Usopp and Nami.
Even he cannot produce weather phenomena, cannot create weather-machines and needs to be close to the enemy while fighting, he does not have any special protection or unnatural parts, he doesn't have weapons that are almost alive and can cut through anything, he doesn't have the power of the Devil's Fruit and yet.
He is there fighting powerful foes when he still have that cigarette on his mouth, he is straight and happy to even do the cooking as it is his true aim in life. But he is low in the list because he is not that underrate, and because he easy get beat with a girl on a fight.
7. Fi from Zelda Skyward Sword: She is recognizable and important character in the Zelda series. She's also extremely annoying, with her constant interruption to point the obviously situation but she was jus tried to help and also she can be extremely useful as she served as Link's ever-present companion, providing him with advice.
And she sometime creep me out when she sing without moving her mouth but it was sad to see her go to sleep forever on the Master Sword never to see her again.
6. Bulma from Dragon Ball series: Her character developed better than any other in the series. Initially she was a source of juvenile humor a traces I don't like at all but later she matured into a woman who could take care of her family and became important to reflect on the softer side of Vegeta and a important part of the series too.
I mean she invented the Dragon Radar a very important equipment for our heroes, and plus she invented the Bruitz Wave Generator which allowed Vegeta to go super saiyan 4. she basically is the most uncelebrated the "genius" of the show can possibly be.
She always made me laugh, suppose I was laughing at her, but also with her. Her character development was pretty good, She is one of the comic relief and the real human heart of the series that people end to like!
5. Cosmo from Sonic X: Cosmo was a plant based character introduced in Sonic X anime, she was the main love interest for Tails, and had an interesting history behind her. Most of her hate comes from the fact that she is not an animal like other Sonic characters, and the most stupid reason that she supposedly "stole" Tails from Cream, her personality also tends to annoy some of the fans.
I honestly find this very creative character creation. This wasn't another hedgehog or a fox girl for Tails, it was something different than usual, and when I was watching Sonic X I was very impressed, and also this thing between Tails and Cream is very ridicules.
To started Tails is probably more older that Cream so this is probably is pedophilia territory like Sparity shipping. Some people even call Cosmo a Mary-Sue but she is not a Mary Sue because, Cosmo is clumsy, somewhat weak, has a self esteem issue, and a somewhat whiny attitude.
Is that annoying? Not that much as I never expect that all Sonic characters become a kiss ass. It also states the Cosmo even thinks she is useless, but in the end of it all, she gains a lesson, knowing that she isn't useless as she believe, and that she can do her part but it cost her life, and watching the love of her life heartbroken.
I think Cosmo is actually a very brave character, willing to die for what she thinks is right, and even if she is a bit whiny, clumsy, and maybe even a letdown, but she makes up for all of that in the end of Sonic X, when she chose to die to save her friends and the galaxy.
And that is why she get my respect not all characters need to be kiss ass to be likeable, long live Cosmo the Seedrian.
4. Oerba Dia Vanille from Final Fantasy 13: It goes without saying that the seconds after my attempt to defend a sweet, innocent girl, and that girl is playable character know as Vanille from Final Fantasy XIII. For the gaming community, Vanille is a little bit annoying in some part maybe but honestly I feel Vanille is getting a really bad rap for not reason.
In fact, she is one of favorite characters in Final Fantasy XIII! Even though I am don't yet finish or play Final Fantasy XIII for a long time because these option mission drawn me crazy! I am having a little trouble completely following the story but lucky I spoiler myself with wikias.
But I'm still confuse for the storyline since most of the important plot elements are words created for the Final Fantasy universe, I find myself confusing the terms l'Cie, fal'Cie, and Cie'th on many separate occasions.
My favorite Vanille scene so far in Final Fantasy XIII occurs about into the game was when Sazh and Vanille have just finished a really tough battle in a Junkyard and are exhausted. While resting on the edge of a giant, broken machine, Sazh pours his heart out about his missing son and why he got involved in the group’s suicide mission to begin with.
The scene is super dramatic and very moving, everything accentuated by a gorgeous musical score. It is a really touching moment as Sazh finishes his story, Vanille stands up, lets out her obnoxious laugh and smacks Sazh on the back as if he just told a hilarious joke.
But, you know what? I kind of loved it! Vanill's reaction to Sazh's heart-to-heart was totally inappropriate, but it really made me laugh. And this completely inappropriate attitude continues throughout the entire game. It seems Vanille can't take anything seriously, even under the most dramatic of circumstances.
This would usually annoy the heck out of some people, but, coming from her, it just makes me smile, and yeah sure she can be a little annoying because she loves to talk a lot, she laughs at everything, she gets excited about the littlest things. She loves to wear revealing tops that show off her belly but I blame that on the pervert designer.
And no one so judge a character for their voice in the most part. People mature like myself judge the character for their action and Vanilla so far at least support Lightning's team one way and another, and even she show to be weak is our fault the player for not spend time on level her up and also she was a great medic.
Every team need a medic without them no one can continue the gameplay without spend money on medicines so yeah she not that useless as you believe. So, yeah there are not reason to hate her most the haters are immature.
3. Aquaman from DC Universe: I just had to put Aquaman on this list because it's just getting to me how completely under appreciated he is. The Aquaman joke is so instilled in the character that it's actually become a running gag in his book! How sad is that?
Aquaman is DC's whipping boy and why is that? Because He's a water themed hero? How is that even a joke? It has to be something deeper. The Aquaman joke is almost iconic at this point that it's boring.
According to his first origin story, Arthur Curry is the son of Atlanna an Atlantean princess banished from Atlantis due to her interest in and frequent visits to the surface world, and Tom Curry, a surface man and lighthouse keeper.
Jeez, why so many characters have their mothers be banish? Society it's cruel everywhere but anyway, Atlanna died when Arthur was young, leaving Arthur with his father. Determined to prepare the boy, Tom Curry trained Arthur from a young age to be in control of his powers.
Arthur was also instilled with a greater sense of morality, and an appreciation for his gifts. Even after Tom Curry's death, the lessons he left with Arthur continued to grow. This would lead him to travelling the Oceans as a protector, and eventually becoming King of the Seven Seas.
He would see his potential fulfilled as Aquaman role. Also, Arthur is a founding member of the Justice League, and a powerhouse all on his own. Aquaman can breathe underwater and communicate with sea life. A class 100 super strength and durability gives Aquaman the ability to trade blows with the likes of Superman and Shazaam.
Arthur's senses are 15 times greater than a standard human, giving him the ability to smell at far distances or see clearly at 36,000 ft below sea level. Plus, he's a fantastic swimmer. I just don’t know why He’s seen as a joke. Aquaman is a true badass hero.
But then Aquaman's origins altered when the universe was rebooted during the Crisis on Infinite Earths. Orin was the son of Queen Atlanna and Atlan, born heir to the throne of Atlantis before he was adopt by a bottlenose dolphin name Porm after Arthur was left when he was a baby to die on Mercy Reef, where his ability to communicate to sea life allowed him to be raised by Dolphins.
But then he meet Tom Curry, a lighthouse keeper who took him in as a son and named him Arthur Curry before his death. You know views, how about you learn about him all yourself so you can see how cool he is.
Sure maybe he have useless powers, constantly subject to ridicule but at least he not overpower like some heroes. I sometime wish they made a animated movie about Aquaman to know more about him.
2. Dawn from Pokémon series: Why does everyone hate Dawn anyway? Yes sure she is hated by some but too me there won't ever be a good enough explanation to explain why she deserver so much hate, and well yeah its mainly because Misty fanboys that hate her for not good reason.
But to me Dawn is okay for me, May is a okay too, Iris is cool and Misty is a okay too, and well for me each support Ash in one way and another. But crazed Misty fanboys still need to get over the fact your favorite main girl is gone and I am not complaining about it.
So there is no reason for Misty fanboys too go mad for her back and hate Dawn! I don't like Dawn that much but but I think she's the best girl in few occasion. I don't really know why people hate Dawn and I don't see a good reason for anyone to hate her. Dawn doesn't deserve to be hated by anyone, she's a good girl.
And before anyone give me that crap about Dawn is a mary-sue she doesn't act like a mary sue as so far I know about mary-sue is that a mary-sue is a usually a character in a story that is made to be way better than the other characters. It's usually used in terms of fan fiction, were a person takes their favorite character in an anime and makes them way better than they ever would be in the actual series they came from, and also they are perfect on everything.
So far Dawn never show any mary-sue quality she is not always perfect she can be good on something but in others she is not. So, any mary-sue excuse it's totally garbage for a hater who have not life but Dawn is only number two in this list so what character get hate more that her?
1. Princess Elise from Sonic 06: I know that so many fans hates Princess Elise but I see some qualities that people seem to overlook and so myself as one of the few people who actually kind-of enjoy Princess Elise, I feel that I need to defend the poor girl for immature haters.
First I like the relationship between Sonic and Elise it's charm and beautiful as I never see Sonic interact with a character like that before. Also, Elise make a better girlfriend for Sonic as she will never chases Sonic as an obsessive girl like Amy Rose. So, it make more sense that Sonic and Elise pairing it's more better that SonAmy.
And while I can't say much about her attraction for Sonic, I'd like to point out that inter-species romances have occurred before. Hedgehogs with squirrels, echidnas with bats, even foxes with plants and a famous game know as Mass Effect have inter-species romance everywhere, and do you hear any complaints about them?
Now, put the relationship between Sonic and Elise at side I will talk about why Princess Elise not deserver that so much hate from the people. Some people hate her because she a useless character that just ends up getting kidnapped.
Maybe she's not as action as other Sonic females, yes, but she's not that useless like you believe. As far as gameplay is concerned, she's able to use the power of Iblis in combination with Sonic's skills to create barriers and the like to protect the two from harm and allow them to walk over some surfaces like water, she helps with navigational duties and, perplexingly, she allows Sonic to run faster than he can by himself.
Even she get does get captured a lot, she doesn't just sit around like Princess Peach as she and Amy break out of Eggman's base after being captured one time and during another capture, she JUMPS OUT OF EGGMAN'S EGG-O-MATIC to get away from him, fully aware of the fact that she was probably committing suicide if she do that.
Ad the last time she's captured, it's because she's preserving her nation that Dr. Eggman had just threatened to blow Soleanna to hell if she didn't return and Elise, without hesitation, returns to Eggman to protect Soleanna. As she said: "It is my duty as princess of Soleanna to protect it. There is no other choice."
That's pretty damned noble from her learn a lesson here Princess Peach! Elise definitely isn't as violent or action oriented as other females but she doesn't have to be. She's still a badass who, with motivational coaching from Sonic, is capable of pulling off gutsy and badass schemes with the best of them while still retaining her responsibilities as a princess.
Some people hate her because she is design of character more suited to Final Fantasy game. Well, I can't exactly say that much about that as Sonic 06 in general was jarringly realistic after the anime-esq designs for humans that were used in past games.
Still, she's not exactly ugly but blame the people who not put to much effort on the humans graphic design. Also I'm a fan of Final Fantasy so I don't see ay problem on her design at all.
Some people hate her because she not a very developed character, rather dull personality and backstory. As a child, her mother died and her father started on the Solaris project to try and bring her back. Elise saw firsthand how dangerous the project can be and as a result, lost her father and was burdened with carrying the Flames Of Disaster within her.
In order to keep the seal and save the world from the horrors of Iblis, she had to shut off her emotions. Cut to present day where she has to keep up her stoic facade, deal with the burden of holding Iblis and now she has to protect it from a man who wants to steal it from her.
As she's doing this, she gets to know a hero known as Sonic, who teaches her to be more in tune with her emotions and do things for herself, not for others. She's a very reserved and sheltered girl who over the course of the game learns to come out of her shell and be herself.
As I mentioned on the subject of her usefulness, she's not as outgoing or loud as other Sonic females, but she doesn't need to be. And her backstory is about as deep as Sonic backstories get for anyone not in the comics or named Shadow.
Her entire characterization revolves around her learning NOT to be so selfless. She wants only to protect her nation and that the only thing she wants to keep is Sonic and even then she still gives him up. She cries and throws a bit of a tantrum at the end because she loves Sonic so much and values his friendship, but she ultimately gives even that up for the good of the world.
So, she is not selfish like many people believe. So yeah She's a princess who acts like a real princess so act. A lot of her hate comes from the game she appears in and that what the haters fail to realize.
Also, Princess Elise is a better princess than Peach for many good reason. Elise get kidnapped 3 time on one game, two against her own will and the last she have not option since Eggman threat her to blow up her people if she not return to him.
So, how many time Peach get kidnapped? Well, let's see if I can come up with an actual number for you views. Looking at the source know as Internet: Super Mario Bros, SMB2, SMB3, Super Mario World, Super Mario RPG, Super Mario 64, Paper Mario, Super Mario Sunshine, New Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Galaxy, NSMB Wii, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Super Mario 3D Land, NSMB2, Paper Mario Sticker Star, NSMB U.
A total of 16 time not including spin offs games. So, these who say that Elise is worst than Peach or Elise is like Peach, I will tell you go and do your research on it before judge. And for the worst of Peach is that her kidnapping has no purpose when Elise's kidnapping has a real purpose as she hold the flame of destruction on her body and Eggman want it when Peach has not purpose at all.
So there you have it my Top Ten Underappreciated Characters. I hope you enjoy this list and please if you disagreed make sure you give me a logical explanation also by respectful or otherwise I will also fight back anyway I see you guys and girls later.
Note: All pictures and characters belong to the original creators not my.
By the way, another character in Naruto that gets a lot of hate is Lee and I think Tenten too. HELP THEM OUT PLEASE!
big bang theory.
I definitely disagree with Bulma being underappreciated. While she may be overshadowed by the Saiyans, she not really deride for being useless nor is she bashed ridiculously. Hardly anyone denies her place in the series, and I also disagree with her being the most human character. That honor I believe would belong to Krillin.
Most of everything else I can totally understand though.
BUT YEA, orihime can reject reality. As Aizen said, her powers exceed the limitations set by life and Gods.
IMO, Sanji should be lower on the list cuz if u are a one piece fan, u would know how underrated and how many haters (mostly zoro fanboys) for him its stupid. YOu are right, people forget he is the only fighter with no special weapons, powers or a devil fruit and still is the top 3 strongest in the crew. All he uses are his legs to hit people. Sanji is not my fav character ( someimtes hate his chivalry) but he has my fav fighting style and i am always excited to see him kick ass (even more than ZOro)
Also, Sakura is al Kishis fault for fucking her up
No matter what, i just cannot like her after the SAsori battle. Kishi did good for her there…why did he just forget about someone deemed a main character?I can never like SAkrua and the most recent attitude with her and sasasuke, the manga just made it worse on her. SHe is only caring about a person who could not give a shit about her, ignores naruto and still concentrates on SAsuke despite the whole team being in the most dangerous situation ever.
Bulma is def not underrated IMO so i don't know what you are talking about there. IF anything , krillin and tien are underrated in DBZ. Even Hercule is…but BUlma…def not underrated.
I agree with you there….90% of those that hated Dawn are misty fans (same thing happened with MAy)
I like dawn a lot more than may cuz she had much better character development in the contests. May just goes on winning her first ones even though she is a noob. Dawn, lost but showed more realistic growth. ITs ironic, Dawn is the one with the talented mother in contests yet MAy showed more talent in the beginning winning like every fucking contest
when it comes it BITCHES they take the cake
That the my logic are terrible? XD Your logic are more worst XD Even with the evidence that I show in my list you still you do not want to believe it XD That proves that you are a ignorant and then you speak about hypocrisy XD And Peach has to never resort in violence only in one game and pin-off games do not count.
[ With all that out, you have to understand that the action that you performed with the princesses, hurts you more than it helps you. ] Lol you sound very ridiculous right now XD My research with Peach is not weak as I have a list about her in my gallery on my Top 10 Most Hate Characters all you have to do is look for it.
Do not talk about criticized because I know about that better that anyone, and your not sound harsh at all and you help me? XD I always make better research with logic and fairness with sense but it always by people like you who believe that you're better that anyone I mean you call me hypocritical XD I pretty sure you do not know what that means in the first place XD If you're a Princess Peach sympathist I really do not care.
Let's see you're logical enough to understand all of this.
First off, nope, I'm don't be being hypocritical about Peach. So don't bother say yes because you be a ignorant in the first place so don't bother covering up. After all, Peach and Elise are different in some ways, and you're ignoring the evidence that I show on my list so I pretty sure you do not bother to read it because you know it's the truth, and you want to ignore it because I beat you there. Your ignorance is WAY too obvious kid!
If you do your research you will discover that Super Mario Bros 2 was only a dream so Peach never help Mario's friends, and very little Peach help but the rest she just stay and scream for help like a useless character that she is. Wow worst comeback ever XD A wiki XD wow you couldn't come with something better? XD
[ Next one... YES, you're terrible with logic! So, explaining your logical fallacies and correcting you and your mistakes aren't considered logic? ] Funny your logic are 100% worst that my XD And when a troll have nothing better to say it insult me with my spelled XD You're terrible kid XD Proves you fail JUST as much as your mother, as in researching. Seriously, did you forgot your brain at kindergarten school with a troll braid on it?
And by the way, a person insulting first is a immature, troll, and a ignorant person and that pretty much you doing right now kid It is obvious that Princess Peach fanboys are so immature like you, acting like 5 years old kids who get mad so easy XD And you just proof my point about Peach fanboys XD Hope you're proud of yourself!
I can take criticism but I'm pretty sure you can't because when you comment first you insult me first, so that's already a bad sign for you and the rest of Peach fanboys, as you didn't have enough of them already XD
[ You say that I'm some egotist who thinks that I'm better than anyone? I never said that! Do you idiotically false accuse anyone with questions like this? ] Funny you accuse me for hypocoristic so I accuse you for egoistic if you can't handle it then stop accusing like that so grow up so balls and
[ You think that you can't improve by getting harsh criticism? Because that CERTAINLY didn't work on Joshua8428 from YouTube! ] So you read the comments? XD Man like I enjoy pissing up haters XD Well dumb sir I don't take immature people like you serious in the first place because people like you are nothing but a laugh with the way you people act which totally remind me of spoiled brats XD So why I so care if you're a Princess Peach fanboy? X3
Keep on shooting yourself in the foot with your logical fallacies! You're proving me and my points more and more right the more you do so!
Oh, and this next one... This is so damn rich! You're saying that my logic is worse, but if you take a great, GREAT look at this ENTIRE discussion, you can clearly see that YOU are the one with the worst logic here! Want more proof than there already are? Let me clear you again that you use SMB2 was just a dream so Peach help never happen yet you use that that just show me that you never do your research and you do not have knowledge about that XD
Apparently, you're so pissed off at me at this point and in the first moment you comment, that you want to stop because you cant beat me because you're weak and pathetic XD And guess what? That proved that you're a massive ignorance, you've got nothing better to say at that point, showing that you're so pissed and desperate, and you made my points about the "no u" thing you did on me, and you being a idiot even stronger XD
You're subconsciously making your logic look worse, while making my logic look BETTER! And for that, I thank you XD For all times that I've called you a ignorant little bra, that's because it's true, and you still haven't understood that you've been doing that multiple times throughout this discussion XD So, why am I wrong, when you're proving me right? If anyone, you're the ignorant and a hypocrite one here.
In fact you're nothing but a troll who get piss off so easily who use the insult of spelled because you have nothing better to say XD When I'm making comments, I try to making them as logical , respectful and understanding as possible, but you, however, barely even tried to use that XD Heck, you don't even seem to pay attention to what you write sometimes
And the more you keep insult me the more you proof me and anyone who reading this how immature you Peach fans are since you insult me first that mean you attack me first. So, obviously you make the real Peach fans look bad because people like you insult first and then claim that you're more mature XD Yeah, I could go on and point out the rest of the many contradictions that you've shat out in this discussion, but I'm not going to, because after all, this discussion has enough proof to show that you're a psuedo-intellectual, self-important, immature, hypocritical, ignorant little retard, that tries waaaaaay too hard to defend Peach and yourself, and failing MISERABLY XD
There's no need for me to continue this discussion, since these comments essentially are doing all the work for me at this point, and besides, even I continued on, you still would've kept on pulling your fingers in your ears, and being the same retard you've been in this whole discussion. And finally, I've no plans of dropping my nice down to the bottomless hole that's your negative braid full of nonsense XD
What wrong can't handle the hit? XD
1. Sakura she is now one of the most useful and strong girls in naruto but still gets called useless and weak and is hated for no reason
thats why number 1
2. Orihime she is nice can heal and has funny moments but people call her annoying useless and weak deserves a number 2 because she has such less screentime but gets so much hate
3. Sanji he is really smart and saved his friends with that many times and has defeated many strong enemies
still gets called totaly weak compared to zorro, luffy, law....
4. Robin she is strong beautiful can take on enemies but still nami gets all the love cause she gives more fanservice and has her "weird" face moments that people like thats why 4 cause robin should get the same attention as nami
5. Anzu / Tea yugioh she is always there for her friends even though she gets in danger and was kidnapped more than 3 times
she is really beautiful can dance and smart but most people dont even notice her or hate her for her friendship speech thats why 5
6. Sai he is strong smart and can be trusted he developed humanly feelings and is even good friends with sakura now (war scenes)
he should get noticed more and his development is overlooked a lot so 6
7. Bolin Legend of Korra he is funny nice and strong he helped out in the big moments in the series
but is single and rejeted by korra thats why 7 and a lot people like Mako more because of his looks unfair
8. Lisanna Fairy tail She is a beautiful girl with good abilitys but is hated a lot because of NaLu and other Natsu Pairings
she is barely on any fairy tail art so its 8.
9. Ty Lee Avatar the last Airbender She is extremly strong beautiful and sweet but is not getting much attention because of toph (and katara)
10. Gantz Sei Sakuraoka she is strong beautiful and the first girl that loved Kei (and died for him)
nearly nobody remembers her and she needs more appreciation for her great fight and sacrifice
I'm curious, why do you think Bulma is underrated?