The Least Self-Aware Sopranos Character According To Fans

HBO's "The Sopranos" is chock-full of characters who have strong personalities. Whether it's one of the show's made men, such as Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli), or a loved one of boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini), such as his wife, Carmela (Edie Falco), each brings a special dynamic to the hit series.

Christopher and Carmela are examples of characters who are extremely self-aware. In the case of Christopher, despite his struggles with addiction, his core focus doesn't waver — he wants to better his life and stay loyal to Tony, even if that means the demise of his fiancé, Adriana La Cerva (Drea de Matteo). As for Carmela, who tries to be a good Catholic, she fully understands that her lavish lifestyle is paid for by her husband's crimes and numerous sins.

On the other hand, there are several characters in "The Sopranos" who severely lack self-awareness. In one thread on Reddit, it was argued that Tony's sister, Janice (Aida Turturro), is the least self-aware. There's certainly no lack of evidence for this estimation. Their mother, Livia (Nancy Marchand), who wasn't exactly loved by many people, expressed her wish for no funeral ceremony. Janice holds one anyway and, unable to read the room, asks attendees to share fond memories of Livia. It's extremely uncomfortable, as no one can remember any.

However, there's another character on the show who is even less self-aware, one whose desperate actions ultimately result in his own demise.

Jackie Aprile Jr. is the least self-aware Sopranos character

In Season 1 of "The Sopranos," Jackie Aprile (Michael Rispoli), the acting boss of the DiMeo crime family, dies of cancer. By the next season, his son, Jackie Aprile Jr. (Jason Cerbone), is desperately trying to get involved in mob life, despite his late father's stated wishes.

Most made men have to pay their dues, but Jackie feels entitled because of his heritage and begins acting as if he's already made. He thinks it's okay to cheat on Tony's daughter, Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler), asks Ralph Cifaretto (Joe Pantoliano) for a gun, and holds up a card game attended by several of Tony's men, including Christopher. He and his cronies also kill "Sunshine" (Paul Mazursky) and shoot Furio Giunta (Federico Castelluccio) in the leg.

Jackie's delusional thinking that he'd get away with all of this is why fans see him as the least self-aware character. U/python-sharp pointed to his often-uttered line, "You know who my fawtha was?" U/RoseVincent314 said, "His father never groomed him for his spot. Even so, Jackie Sr. was acting boss as the real boss was in prison."Many fans criticized Jackie for wanting the title but simply being too impatient to put in the work and respect the established chain of command. Ultimately, he assumed it would be handed to him on a silver platter because of his late father. 

In many ways, Jackie is the mirror opposite of Christopher. Despite the fact that Christopher is the son of DiMeo member Dickie Moltisanti, he never expects special treatment. Of course, no matter how you look at it, it didn't exactly end well for either of them, self-aware or not.