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1.4k votersRanking Popular Shonen Anime Villains By How Hard They Were To BeatWhen faced with wildly powerful opponents, shonen heroes are forced to put everything on the line to take them down. Sometimes, th...
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5.9k votersThe 22 Greatest Female Anime Villains of All TimeNot all women are nice - actually, some of them are straight up evil. The best female anime villains are great for the same reason...
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6.2k voters20 Anime Villains No One Blames For Being EvilSometimes it doesn't matter how evil a villain is - their miserable childhoods make it impossible not to sympathize with them. Whe...
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5.3k votersThe 25 Most Powerful Anime Villains of All Time, Ranked by StrengthMotivation, personality, and backstory are all important aspects of a great anime villain - but unless the villain presents a cred...
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524 voters16 Anime Villains Who Absolutely Love Being EvilIf you're looking for sympathetic villains with valid reasons for their nefarious deeds, turn back now. The characters on this lis...
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1.5k votersThe 15 Weakest Anime Villains You Could Probably BeatSome anime villains are stone-cold baddies with incredible powers that seem impossible for anyone - even the high-powered heroes w...
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842 voters13 Anime Villains Who Try Way Too Hard To Be EvilEver get the feeling that an anime character is doing way too much? Whether they're endlessly plugging away at an impossible goal ...
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268 votersThe 15 Greatest Final Bosses In Anime History, RankedIn most anime where the heroes must defeat villains, they usually have to face off against a few small fries before they get to th...
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707 voters20 Things You Didn't Know About Shonen Anime VillainsOne of the most exciting things about most shonen series is the villains. Without them, there'd be nothing to the hero to struggle...
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10.2k voters18 Overpowered Anime Villains Who Were Practically InvincibleFather from Fullmetal Alchemist. Sousuke Aizen from Bleach. Madara Uchiha from Naruto. These characters might seem different, but ...
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7.8k votersThe 16 Most Evil Anime Villains With The Blackest HeartsWhile there's something to be said for a sympathetic anime villain, sometimes you just want to see the good guys go up against a t...
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1.6k votersThe 20 Strongest Modern Anime Villains, RankedWhen most people think about the strongest anime villains out there, they think about characters like Madara Uchiha, Sousuke Aizen...
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86.1k votersThe Greatest Anime Villains of All TimeAt long last, here's our list of the greatest anime villains of all time, including villains from every genre and demographic of a...
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4k votersThe 19 Greatest Anime Villain BackstoriesEvery memorable villain needs a good backstory. Anime villains with compelling backstories end up being just as, if not more so, e...
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5.9k voters20 Anime Villains Who Look Totally InnocentJust because an anime character looks like a nice person doesn't mean that they are. In fact, innocent looking anime villains crop...
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1.4k votersThe Most Iconic Quote From Every Major Shonen VillainOne of the things that can make an anime villain interesting is the things that they say. Through their words, viewers can learn a...
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8.6k votersThe 16 Most Unsettling Antagonists In AnimeThere's more to being an anime villain than just doing bad things. The most truly disturbing anime villains are the ones that just...
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2.7k votersThe 25 Greatest Modern Anime Villains, RankedEvery season, new anime comes out, and new anime villains are introduced. Some of them are just okay, but others are fantastic. Fo...
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9.6k voters15 Good Anime Characters Who Broke Bad And Became VillainsWhile anime often chooses to highlight villains who redeem themselves and join the good guys, there are some shows that are all ab...
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10.7k voters18 Sympathetic Anime Villains You Can't Help But Feel ForWarning: this list contains spoilers. Among the best anime villains are a few characters who pull at your heartstrings. Sometimes,...