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16 Anime Characters Who Get Completely Consumed By Vengeance

Updated November 14, 2018 3.3k votes 565 voters 30.0k views

A lot of characters in anime are completely consumed by their thirst for vengeance. This overpowering need to seek revenge ends up being the driving force behind everything they do, even if they lead others to think that they have ulterior motives. These anime characters want nothing more than to take their full revenge on those who have wronged them, in the grand tradition of sick and twisted anime characters

Of course, vengeful anime characters often suffer from tragic back-stories that involve a lot of heartbreak. These hardships are all emotionally traumatic to the point where it totally takes over the lives of the victims. These events all pave the path of vengeance for these anime characters who want revenge to stride down in full force.

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  • Lelouch vi Britannia, AKA Lelouch Lamperouge, is the Eleventh Prince of the Holy Britannian Empire and comes from a family well-accustomed to bloodshed. He seeks vengeance against his mother's killer and the Empire that cast him away, while striving to achieve a safe world for his younger sister, Nunnally. 

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  • Sasuke Uchiha From Naruto
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    As one of the last surviving members of the Uchiha clan, Sasuke from Naruto is an anime character whose only real goal is vengeance. Throughout the entire series, he strives to become more powerful so that he can fight his older brother Itachi, who exterminated his entire family.

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    Lucy From Elfen Lied

    Lucy From Elfen Lied
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    Elfen Lied follows Lucy, fresh from the grips of an inhumane government testing facility, on her quest for revenge. See, she's understandably pretty pissed at the way she was horribly mistreated while being held captive. She kills anything and anyone that stands in her way with her telekinetic "Vectors."

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  • Ciel Phantomhive From Black Butler
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    Ciel Phantomhive is the 13-year-old head of the aristocratic and powerful Phantomhive family. See, the young man's family was murdered, which ended in his kidnapping and torture. He now solves the crimes of London's underworld, with his demon-butler Sebastian at his side, and seeks revenge against his family's killer.

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