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15 Anime Characters Who Were Betrayed By Someone They Love

Updated December 6, 2019 20.0k votes 3.9k voters 92.2k views15 items

"Top 10 Anime Betrayals" may be a meme, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of actual betrayals populating the world of anime. Some of these betrayals are pretty heartbreaking, especially those that come from the people the victim is closest to.

One particularly harrowing example of an anime character betrayed by someone they love is Sasuke Uchiha, whose older brother eliminated their entire clan, leaving him as the only survivor. There's also Nina Tucker from FMA, whose father fused her with the family pet to advance his career. Less well known is Yona, whose childhood friend slew her father in order to get his own revenge on him. 

Which of these betrayals are the most painful? Be sure to vote them up!

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    Nina Tucker's Father Fuses Her With The Family Dog In 'Fullmetal Alchemist'

    Nina Tucker was a little girl who, like most little girls, loved her daddy. The last thing she expected was for him to fuse her with the family dog. But Shou Tucker does exactly that. Why? Because he thought that producing a 'talking chimera' would secure his career as a state alchemist, and his job was apparently more important to him than his child - and his dog. In fact, it was also more important to him than his wife, because he did the exact same thing to Nina's mother and another dog.

    If you want to punch this guy in the face, you're totally not alone - he's one of the most loathed anime characters of all time. 

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  • Sousuke Aizen betrayed the whole Soul Society, but while his kindly persona was well-liked by its members, not all of them could be said to have truly loved him. Momo Hinamori, who he once trained, did. That's why it was so emotionally devastating for her to learn that the dashing lieutenant was actually planning on destroying Soul Society. Ultimately, Aizen doesn't just betray the organization Momo belongs to, he also betrays her personally, in the most intense way possible.

    He takes her life, describing it as an act of mercy because he'd trained her not to be able to live without her. When he explains this to Renji, he doesn't quite agree.

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    Gracefield House Is Selling Kids To Hungry Demons In 'The Promised Neverland'

    Isabella, known to the orphans of Gracefield House as Mama, is beloved by all of her children - especially Emma. When they find out that she's secretly selling them off as meat for a race of demons, she feels justifiably betrayed. There's no time to dwell on it too much though - Emma and her friends have to figure out how to escape before they meet the fate that Isabella has in store for them.

    Viewers eventually discover that Isabella isn't doing this because she wants to. She was once in the same situation as Emma was, but instead of being used as demon food, she was offered a position as a Mama who would raise up the next generation of meat.

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    The Survey Corps Discover That Their Allies Are Titans In 'Attack On Titan'

    The Survey Corps Discover That is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 15 Anime Characters Who Were Betrayed By Someone They Love
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    The Survey Corps actually endure this repeatedly at the hands of their comrades, Annie, Reiner, and Bertholdt. Going through the trauma of fighting Titans together made the cadets feel closely bonded to one another, so when they first discover that Annie is actually the Female Titan, it's devastating news.

    But things get worse from there. It turns out that Reiner and Bertholdt are also Titan shifters - specifically, the Colossal Titan and the Armored Titan, who breached Wall Maria, destroying thousands of lives and turning many cast members into refugees.

    The cadets don't know whether to feel worse about the events themselves, or the fact that they were perpetrated by trusted friends.

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