15 of Disney’s most underrated characters

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1. Roz (Monsters, Inc.)

Everyone has a cranky co-worker. In many cases, there is more than just one cranky co-worker. But there’s always at least one who just never seems to be pleased. In Monsters Inc., that’s Roz.

You can’t really blame her though. Mike Wazowski just refuses to get his paperwork done. It’s not like he isn’t reminded constantly. Odds are, if one of the scare teams doesn’t get their paperwork in, it’s Roz that gets in trouble. It probably only makes her job harder — well, her cover job.

And that brings us to why Roz makes this list. Throughout the entirety of Monsters, Inc. she is secretly working with the CDA to bring down Randall and Mr. Waternoose. And yet, even after revealing her work, Mike still sees her as a scary, cranky lady.

Don’t get me wrong; she’s definitely hardcore enough to inspire at least some fear. But respect for her should outweigh the nerves. After all, she’s a strong presence in the workplace.

Her conviction is probably her strongest trait. She sticks to her guns when Mike doesn’t file his paperwork, showing him the consequences of his actions. It’s her way or the highway – she even has the sign hanging up in her window.

At the same time, Roz also has a good heart. When it’s time to send Boo home, she once again sticks to protocol, but she’s sympathetic to Sully’s feelings. It is what is best for everyone.

In the end, she is always working for the greater good.

Disney has created countless memorable characters over the years. It was inevitable that a few would get overlooked. But now is their time to get the love they’ve always deserved.