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15. Nagato – Naruto Shippuden
Nagato was a shinobi of Amegakure and descendant of the Uzumaki clan. Forming Akatsuki alongside his friends (and fellow war orphans) Yahiko and Konan, Nagato dreamed of bringing peace to the violent shinobi world.
Nagato had pale white skin with straight red hair, a sign of his Uzumaki heritage. When he was very young, his eyes were covered by his hair, preventing his Rinnegan from being visible. When he started training to be a ninja he parted his hair so that only his right eye was covered.
Nagato was a sensitive child, prone to crying over the sufferings of himself and others. When he met Yahiko he tried to break this habit by following Yahiko’s philosophy that crying wouldn’t change anything, but the attempt was unsuccessful. Jiraiya later pointed out to him that his sensitivity was actually a strength, as it allowed him to understand pain better and, in turn, be kinder to others. This view resonated with Nagato and caused him to realize that he wanted to take on all of his friends’ pain so that they wouldn’t have to.
14. Johan Liebert – Monster
Johan Liebert’s origin is shrouded in mystery. When he was just a young boy, he was wandering the border of Germany with his twin sister, Anna. They were both discovered half-starved and dying. They were taken to two separate orphanages, Anna to Orphanage 47, and Johan to Kinderheim 511. Kinderheim 511 was a horrid place where children were treated like criminals and experimented on in an attempt by the government to create perfect soldiers.
Johan is a certifiable sociopath who has no conscience whatsoever and revels in human suffering. The only two people that he seemed to refuse to kill are his sister, Anna, and the doctor that saved his life, Dr. Kenzo Tenma. He claimed that he has two personalities in his mind, where one likes to commit murder, and one tries to stop the murders. The evil personality is the dominant one, and the other has yet to be physically seen. His sister once described Johan as being “absolute evil”. He is also fully aware of what he is, not even trying to justify his actions. He is cruel, remorseless, uncaring, and manipulative, but pretends to be polite, generous, and empathetic to hide his true colors. He is also shown to be very persuasive and charismatic.
13. Macbeth – Fairy Tail
Not much is known about Macbeth’s past, except that he was a Tower of Heaven slave as a young child, much like the other Oración Seis members. As a young boy, out of fear, Macbeth was unable to sleep under Jellal’s reign, until that is, with Jellal’s permission,
Macbeth is a very lean, slightly effeminate young man with short spiky black hair on the top, and longer, straight white hair on the bottom; he has long strands of white hair framing either side of his face, with the right strand, in particular, being adorned by five maroon beads. He wears a black leather vest with white fur trimming, a white armlet around his right bicep, and a black choker around his neck. Macbeth also wears a pair of yellow pants with black designs on them and burgundy boots; there are spiked bracelets on his wrists and skull earrings in his ears.
Macbeth has shown to be an extremely laid back individual, shown by him often seen sleeping on his magic carpet. He seems to believe that his power is absolute, or, at least, greater than anyone else’s: in battle, he often expresses boredom with his opponent’s lack of strength, leading Macbeth to exude an air of superiority and arrogance
12. Ken Kaneki – Tokyo Ghoul
Ken Kaneki (金木 研, Kaneki Ken) is the main protagonist of Tokyo Ghoul and Tokyo Ghoul: re, and the husband of Touka Kirishima. Formerly, he was a human studying Japanese Literature at Kamii University, living a relatively normal life. However, this soon changed after Rize Kamishiro’s kakuhou was transplanted into him, transforming him into a one-eyed ghoul.
As a child, Kaneki had all the same features he has now as an adult with black hair. As a normal university student, Kaneki was a somewhat short and scrawny young man with little to no athletic background and preferred to read books. After being tortured by Yamori, his appearance changed drastically. His hair became completely white, his nails were blackened, and he developed a more muscular physique.
Kaneki was a shy and reserved person, with Hide being his only close friend. He usually spent most of his time reading books, mostly novels. He was extremely gentle and appeared to be optimistic most of the time. After being held captive and undergoing intense torture by the hands of Yamori; Kaneki’s personality changed drastically. He trashed his previous ideology of “being hurt rather than hurting others,” pledging to crush those who dared threaten his place of belonging. Kaneki became ruthless and brutal in order to protect his friends, yet he managed to maintain complete composure. He no longer feared his ghoul side and was more violent during battles; such as when he cannibalized Yamori’s kagune in order to strengthen himself, and mercilessly broke 103 of Ayato’s bones.
11. Armin Arlert – Attack On Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Armin Arlert is an elite soldier in the Survey Corps. He is also a childhood friend of Eren Yeager and Mikasa Ackerman, and one of the two deuteragonists of the series.
Armin has a boyish face, with large hazel eyes and a petite pointed nose which is always distinctly a bit red. His blond hair is styled in a long undercut with bangs over his entire forehead. Armin has noticeably defined eyebrows and sideburns, indicating of his age. His frame is, as it has always been, relatively small and lacking in muscle but not a definition.
Even when he was young, the naturally curious Armin had a deep fascination with the world beyond the Walls. As a child, he found and studied an illegal book about the outside world that was owned by his grandfather. He told Eren Yeager, his best friend, about the book and the information that was it contained. Armin was branded a heretic by other children for his unusual interest in the outside world and was thus frequently picked on. Too timid to defend himself, Armin would often rely on his friends Eren and Mikasa Ackerman to protect him from local bullies. Because of this, Armin has always been very eager to prove his worth. As a child, he hoped that one day he would be able to consider himself a true equal to his friends.
Ryuk is a Shinigami who indirectly gives Light Yagami a Death Note. Ryuk is bored with the Shinigami Realm. In an effort to amuse himself, he steals a second Death Note and drops it into the Human World for someone to find.
Ryuk has a fairly humanoid appearance. He is extremely slim and has light gray skin, almost blue-ish in color, with spiky black hair; thin, blue-grey lips; and sharp, pointed teeth. His limbs are abnormally long and he has large, round yellow eyes with bright red irises. He also has retractable feather-like wings on his back that enable him to fly. He has long thin fingers, with rings on them.
Ryuk has a great fondness for apples, stating the addiction to be an equivalent of cigarettes and alcohol for humans. Shinigami Apples are withered and taste like sand, as he shows Misa at one point, which is why he prefers apples from the human world. He suffers certain symptoms of withdrawal if he goes for too long without eating them. His withdrawal symptoms involve twisting himself up like a pretzel and doing handstands. He also states that he is shy around girls, which is revealed when Misa regains her memories and hugs Ryuk out of excitement in seeing him.
9. Izuku Midoriya – My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia)
Izuku has round green eyes, messy, dark green hair with black shadows and four symmetrical freckles underneath both cheeks. Though he was initially very skinny, Izuku has gained an array of well-developed muscles after his ten months of extensive training with All Might. As time progresses it is seen that Izuku’s body keeps becoming more muscular and pronounced. Izuku is often described as being very plain looking.
Izuku is a very timid, helpful and polite boy, frequently overreacting to abnormal situations with exaggerated expressions. Due to being bullied since childhood for being born without a Quirk, he is initially portrayed as insecure, being more reserved and not self-expressive, especially in front of Katsuki Bakugo, who constantly subdued him for his aspirations to be a hero. However, after being accepted into U.A. High School, making new friends and facing Katsuki during the Battle Trial Arc, he has gradually turned into a more confident and brave person, to the point of developing some leadership skills.
8. Yū Otosaka – Charlotte
Yū Otosaka is the male protagonist of the story, and a first-year transfer student at Hoshinoumi Academy. He has the ability to temporarily possess a person for 5 seconds. However, it is later revealed that his actual ability is stealing the abilities of the ability-user he possesses. Towards the end of the series, he becomes widely known (and feared) as the One-Eyed Grim Reaper.
Yū has dark brown hair and eyes, various outfits throughout the series but is mostly seen in his Hoshinoumi uniform, which consists of a black jacket and a white under-shirt with a dark blue shirt underneath, black pants, and brown shoes.
Yū, at the start of the series, is a selfish, egotistical and narcissistic young man, who misuses his ability on a daily basis. It is implied that he is an academically poor student and hence needed to cheat to achieve top-ranked grades; whether this is accurate or he simply saw it as easier than having to study is unknown, but Nao implies that his standardized test scores are low. Despite this, Yū is clearly intelligent, being able to devise carefully calculated schemes to achieve his devious goals.
7. Estarossa – The Seven Deadly Sins (Nanatsu no Taizai)
Estarossa is an elite warrior of the Demon Clan, serving directly under the Demon King as the Love of the Ten Commandments. He is also the Demon King’s second son.
Estarossa is a very tall and muscular man, and wears a yellow (blue in the anime) long coat with gold (silver in the anime) gauntlets and boots. He bears a great resemblance to the wanted poster of Meliodas. He has silver hair and noticeable facial stubble. He also has the same demonic mark as his brothers, but unlike Meliodas, it is above his left eye similar to his younger brother Zeldris.
Estarossa seems to have a normally relaxed demeanor. When Meliodas appears and threatens the Ten Commandments and disperse in retaliation, he doesn’t seem overly bothered by the situation. Beneath this aloof exterior, however, he has a very sadistic and cold side. He cites Meliodas’ former ruthlessness as one of the traits he used to admire most about him, and clearly takes pleasures in torturing his estranged brother as punishment for the betrayal of his own kind. Eventually, it’s revealed that Estarossa seems to be a rather mentally unstable man. Monspeet mentioned that his mind and soul has been slowly eaten away at by his commandment, leaving him in an unstable mindset. His thirst for power is what drives him now.
6. Rin Okumura – Blue Exorcist (Ao no Exorcist)
Rin Okumura is the son of Satan and the elder, fraternal twin brother of Yukio Okumura. Studying as an Exwire at True Cross Academy, Rin desires to earn a Knight Meister and defeat his biological father.
Rin has messy, jet-black hair (dark blue in the anime) that sweeps down in his pale skin and intense blue eyes. Since using Kurikara for the first time, Rin began exhibiting a number of physical traits that hint at his demonic nature in his human forms such as prominent canine teeth, slightly pointed ears, and a long, black, fur-tufted tail.
Rin has an extremely compassionate and supportive personality. Rin can be very violent and get into fights (possibly caused by his demon side), but in truth, has a kind heart. He supports his friends and tries to encourage and help them in any way possible. He is also very protective of Yukio and aims to surpass him one day. However, Yukio often finds Rin annoying due to his frequent impulsiveness, stupidity and his care-free attitude, which makes Yukio look down on Rin as much as he looks up to him, making it hard for Rin to be taken seriously by Yukio and his fellow exorcists, making Rin desperate to earn his brother’s approval.
5. Lelouch Britannia – Code Geass
Lelouch was born on December 5, 2000 a.t.b. as Lelouch vi Britannia the son of the Emperor of Britannia, Charles zi Britannia, and the late Imperial Consort Marianne, making Lelouch the Eleventh Prince of the Holy Britannian Empire. He was in line to be the seventeenth heir to the throne prior to his mother’s assassination and his sister’s crippling in the same incident. A ten-year-old Lelouch confronted the Emperor afterward and accused him of leaving his mother defenseless, even going as far as renouncing his entitlement to the throne. In response, his father banished him to Japan, where he was used as a political hostage in the Sakuradite conflict.
Lelouch is a handsome, young man with black hair and violet eyes, which he inherited from his mother. Lelouch is somewhat scrawny, having little muscle, and like most characters in the series, is rather thin. In spite of this, Lelouch is considerably tall, standing at least a head taller than Kallen, and apparently being slightly taller than Suzaku.
Lelouch is a highly intelligent individual who is also calm, sophisticated, and arrogant due to his aristocratic upbringing. While at school, Lelouch conducts himself as a sociable, likable, and often easygoing student. However, this is really a mask to hide his true nature. While as Zero his true nature is expressed. His charisma and beliefs in justice gain him the trust and respect of many soldiers and leaders.
4. Sasuke Uchiha – Naruto Shippuden
Sasuke Uchiha is one of the last surviving members of Konohagakure’s Uchiha clan. After his older brother, Itachi, slaughtered their clan, Sasuke made it his mission in life to avenge them by killing Itachi. He is added to Team 7 upon becoming a ninja and, through competition with his rival and best friend, Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke starts developing his skills.
Sasuke was a happy child, eager to please and be worthy of his family name. This changed after his entire family was killed by Itachi, the person he most admired in the world. He became cold toward others, unmoved by and uninterested in what they do or think of him, choosing instead to keep to himself. He stopped using honorifics like “sensei” or “sama”, something considered rude in the Japanese language. His only goal in life became to take revenge for his family’s deaths and, by extension, acquire the power needed for that revenge, even if it meant acquiring an external power that wasn’t his own.
3. Eren Yeager – Attack On Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Eren Yeager is a member of the Survey Corps and the main protagonist of Attack on Titan. He lived in the Shiganshina District with his parents and adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman until the fall of Wall Maria. During the incident, Eren impotently witnessed his mother being eaten by a Titan. This event aroused in Eren an intense hatred towards the Titans, and he swore to wipe all of them off the face of the Earth.
Eren is best described as hardheaded, strong-willed, passionate and impulsive, which are attributes of both his strong determination to protect mankind and, eventually, his equally strong determination to escape the Walls. Even as a young child, he was so intent on joining the Survey Corps that he argued with and shouted at his mother, referring to the people in the village as “silly” and comparing them to complacent livestock.
Eren cares deeply for his friends and family, risking harm and even death in order to protect them. As a child, he took on larger boys who bullied Armin and, more tragically, he attempted to lift the rubble that crushed his mother during the Titans’ assault in Shiganshina. Eren is also capable of displaying violent behavior in defense of people he does not even know. This was highlighted when he attempted to rescue Mikasa by brutally slaughtering two of the human traffickers who had captured her.
2. L – Death Note
L is a world-renowned detective who takes on the challenge of catching the mass murderer known as Kira. In his investigation, L becomes suspicious of Light Yagami and makes it his goal to prove that Light is Kira.
L was found by Watari as a child and was taken to the orphanage known as Wammy’s House, a home for gifted children. Sometime after, Watari realized that L had incredible intelligence and later assisted him in his cases. L became a detective at a young, unknown age and eventually gained a reputation as the greatest detective in the world whose opinion is highly valued.
L is a very slim, tall young man with messy black hair and dark eyes. One of his most noticeable features is the shadow below each of his eyes, a result of him being an insomniac.
1. Itachi Uchiha – Naruto Shippuden
Itachi Uchiha was a prodigy of Konohagakure’s Uchiha clan and also served as an Anbu Captain. He later became an international criminal after murdering his entire clan, sparing only his younger brother, Sasuke. He afterward joined the international criminal organization known as Akatsuki, whose activity brought him into frequent conflict with Konoha and its ninja — including Sasuke — who sought to avenge their clan. Following his death, Itachi’s motives were revealed to be more complicated than they seemed and that his actions were only ever in the interest of his brother and village, remaining a loyal shinobi of Konohagakure to the very end.
From a young age, Itachi was calm and insightful, showing noticeable maturity for his age and knowledge on how to deal with every situation. At the same time, Itachi was still fairly naïve as a child in many real-world scenarios and as such was willing to learn from his peers on how to differentiate situations. He lived at a distance, observing individuals and ideas without getting directly involved so that he could fully understand them. Although this approach prevented him from becoming close with many people, it enabled him to think and act without prejudice or preconceptions, instead evaluating things strictly on their own merits.
Despite being a pacifist by nature, Itachi felt his own needs were secondary to the greater good’s and to that end, he became a shinobi. He trained tirelessly to improve himself as quickly as he could and subjected himself to all of the shinobi life’s inconveniences without complaint for the simple motivation of being useful to others.
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