From Reiner Braun in Attack on Titan to Code Geass' Lelouch Lamperouge, several anime villains have a lot on their plate.
As a battle-scarred swordsman, the wandering mercenary Guts needs a shonen-style rival to keep his skills sharp.
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House of the Dragon's fourth episode centers on Rhaenyra and Daemon's relationship -- what it is and what it could one day become.
Mary Bromfield, Billy Batson's older sister, is the new champion of Shazam! but her unexpected new role comes with problems from Billy's future.
Piccolo was just a reincarnation of his father at first, but as he grew, he became his own person.
Anime magic users might be overshadowed by swordfighters, but the best spellcasters show they deserve to stand among the greatest anime has to offer.
Itachi is a bloody betrayer, a caring older brother, a prodigy, and a cool villain in the Akatsuki, and a few anime characters can relate to that.
While some anime villains work hard to achieve their evil goals, others are too lazy to put in the effort.
Mature shojo manga doesn't have to have depressing endings. Here are three shojo characters who deserve happy endings.
Like in real life, uncles in anime can be anything from the family oddball to a beloved mentor for their nieces and nephews.
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If Naruto Uzumaki wasn't in the picture, then the teenaged Hinata Hyuga could fall for one of these charming anime boys instead.
While some villains are undeniably cool, many others are too embarrassing to watch. Viewers can't help but cringe watching these villains.
While some anime characters are literally older brothers, there are many more who would make a great fit as a big brother for potential siblings.
Saitama from One Punch Man can annihilate almost any foe with a single punch, but the powerhouses of anime and comic books are the exception.
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A wonderful brother in anime will look after his sibling's emotional needs anytime or even fight to defend their siblings and friends.
The love of Naruto extends well beyond the small screen with the release of some of the coolest figures fans could add to their collections now.
Ravenclaws are known for their clever, resourceful ways, putting their intellect ahead of strength to solve problems.
The violin is one of the most popular classical instruments, which might be why there are several anime characters who specialize in playing it.
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Some anime deaths are haunting, and leave the audience forever changed by the character's captivating end.
As one of Konohagakure's founding clans, the Senju clan is responsible for coming up with some truly impressive jutsu in Naruto.
Like Princess Leia before her, Nezuko Kamado is a hero's sister who could have fallen to the dark side. But she's better than that.
Some anime villains are hundreds or thousands of years old, giving many of them a huge advantage in both planning their evil schemes and in battle.
Numerous anime twins are strong in a fight, regardless of if they have the deepest of relationships or the fiercest of rivalries.
Even seemingly lighthearted and unsophisticated comedy protagonists might have some dark secrets lurking in the shadows of their past.
When they're not out fighting crime or taking down their opponents, many anime heroes are lazy or unproductive.
Age is only a number in anime, and some of the genre's greatest characters have made it to triple digits and beyond.
Joy might not be the first thing that fans would expect when opponents fight one another, but these anime characters fight with a smile.
Although Sasuke Uchiha has had a rough past in Naruto, there are still several benefits to being one of the only surviving members of the Uchiha clan.
Ravenclaw would proudly welcome these shojo characters into their Hogwarts House.
Many powerful anime characters could easily fit into the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender. They feel more natural in Avatar than their own series.
Shoto Todoroki has endured many hardships, but this talented boy also has plenty to be thankful for in his life.
The pompadour may come in many forms, but these tough and gutsy anime characters rock it with pride.
Many isekai anime feature characters who have unique or compelling goals. Some of them dream so big that their journeys become grand adventures.
The bond between an anime father and his child can show fans what they should appreciate about their own fathers.
Whether for their uncomfortable morality, or cruel intentions, some villains are so utterly detested that fans hate seeing them take screen time.
Some of the most iconic moments in anime are when the heroes finally arrive & step into the scene.
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Many anime characters have a positive outlook on life, giving everyone around them the hope they need.
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Though shojo is a popular subgenre among anime fans, some series have issues viewers can't ignore.
The worlds of anime & K-Pop have collided giving fans some pretty amazing anime openings.
Whatever their motivations may be, many of Naruto's villains end up surprisingly compelling, even if they've committed unforgivable acts.
Some Naruto characters used questionable means to reach their goals.
One of the noblest aspects that a cartoon hero can have is never fighting anyone weaker than them.
Unfortunately, many fan-favorite characters met brutal, untimely demises in Demon Slayer, and the Hashira certainly weren't an exception.
Fruits Basket is a heartfelt drama series whose main characters suffer grief, guilt, alienation, and much more.
Though the series is centered around one punch, there are plenty of fast attacks in One-Punch Man.
Fans can't help but feel bad for some anime villains, despite their evil actions.
There has been a lot of sad anime that have made even the most hardened of viewers burst out into tears, and these sad titles are mandatory viewing.
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Many characters use fire in anime, which means they would translate well into the Pokémon universe and could make formidable Fire-Type Gym Leaders.
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It's undeniable that Tanjiro Kamado's empathy is one of his defining character traits in Demon Slayer, but is there more to this than meets the eye?
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Though pessimism often goes hand in hand with the sci-fi genre, not all shows follow this convention. Many show the future in a positive light.
Though fans are lovestruck by these beloved characters, they may not deserve their romantic status.
Some anime like Hajime Isayama's Attack On Titan are some of the darkest anime of the current generation.
Whether they have a compulsion to lie, are hiding dark secrets, or have perfectly valid reasons, some anime characters just can't stop lying.
Though they may have had the best intentions, some anime ani-heroes can't come back from the horrible things they did.
Since electricity and lightning are used by many anime characters, they could become successful Electric-Type Pokémon Gym Leaders.
Overlord and Apocalypse Now are very different movies, but one thing they share is the horrifying reality of war many soldiers have experienced.