Find today 15 anti-heroes, characters very different from each other since we decided to rake broad going from the anti-hero “base” to the one who has nothing of a hero but we identify yet as such.
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#10. Shiro – Deadman Wonderland
Quickly considered a heroine of the series because of the help she brings to Ganta as soon as she is incarcerated, Shiro turns out to be a nuanced character. Without a spoiler, the girl will show us a very dark side of her personality while making us understand that she does not really control herself.
#9. Zwei – Phantom (Requiem for the Phantom)
Zwei is an assassin in the mafia and even if his actions make him a “villain” more than a hero, his situation deserves to be analyzed more deeply. Zwei is one of those men who have to kill to survive, and the series positions him constantly between two waters, making him a more complex character than he seems.
#8. Ken – Sun Ken Rock
If Ken Kitano is not the bad guy at the base, we can say that fate strikes him when he expatriates in Korea and he ends up being at the head of a mafia group. Especially since the girl he loves so much … is a cop! Like many anti-heroes, Ken likes to distribute slaps first and then talk.
#7. Sebastian – Black Butler
We quickly forget about the real nature of Sebastian but the link between him and Ciel is far from innocuous since he put his soul “on the table” to pay for the services of this butler unlike any other. We therefore strongly fear the events to come when Heaven has obtained what he wants so much.
#6. Ken – Tokyo Ghoul
Ken, who completely refuses his condition at the beginning of the story, will slowly turn into an anti-hero because of his evolution as a result of the torture. Feeding on other ghouls, Ken’s slightly psychotic behavior makes him stand out from classic heroes.
#5. Lelouch – Code Geass
Thanks to the “power of kings”, allowing him to impose his will on anyone who sees his eyes, Lelouch will fight against Britannia to realize his two dreams: to avenge his mother and create a world where his sister can live in peace. Under the alias of Zero, he will create a terrorist organization: the Order of the Black Knights.
#4. Lucy – Elfen Lied
Young diclonius, Lucy saw an early childhood without the murderous instinct of her species that unfortunately ends up manifesting, making it sadistic as cruel. Victim of her condition more than anything else and falling back on her second “Nyu” personality, Lucy does have her place here as an anti-hero.
#3. Guts – Berserk
If Guts is halfway between heroes and anti-heroes, we tend to place him in the second category. Following the betrayal of Griffith, Guts only lives to revenge his companions of the brigade and Casca, become a vegetable following the events of the eclipse.
#2. Light Yagami – Death Note
The reputation of Light (or Kira) is second to none! Wanting to create a new world without murderers where he will reign like a God, Light loses slowly but gently pedals over the course of events. Obsessed by the power that the Death Note confers on him, one is surprised to endure a character who finally has everything of a villain.
#1. Hasumi – Lesson of the Evil
Historically less known than Light, the English teacher Hasumi could unexpectedly be even worse than the latter. Indeed, if in Death Note, Light kills with the intention of creating a better world, this is not the case for Hasumi at all.
A true psychopath killing students and teachers as soon as they become troublesome or discover his true nature, Hasumi sets the bar very high when it comes to acting as an anti-hero. Because yes he is the “hero” of this story and just as with Light, we are surprised to follow him as such while his actions are more and more free and unhealthy.