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Split Personality Anime Characters  

Tamara Jude
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List Rules Vote up the characters with the most compelling personas and backstories.

Given that many anime tackle adult subject matter, it makes sense many series explore mental illness through anime characters with split personalities. Anime characters with DID, or dissociative identity disorder, sport two independent personalities; often this internal turmoil serves as a primary plot line for an anime series. Characters in anime with multiple personalities may all sport clashing personas, but each one gains them in a different way. In order to deal with post-traumatic stress or anxiety, some characters construct a new side of themselves to cope. More fantasy or sci-fi oriented series rely on a a character's "possession" by another spirit or entity, who entwines its own personality with another's.

As is the case with many mentally ill characters, not every single anime character with multiple personalities properly depicts the real struggles of mental illness. Below you'll find different anime characters who deal with split personalities in each episode. Ranging between comedic roles and psychological ones, DID anime characters highlight another way anime explores human nature. It doesn't always get it right, but like split personalities, there's always more than one side to consider.

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Shiro is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters

Deadman Wonderland

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Moka Akashiya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters

Rosario + Vampire

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Touko Fukawa/Genocider Syo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters
Touko Fukawa/Genocider Syo

Danganronpa: The Animation

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Hatsuharu Sohma is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters

Fruits Basket

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Launch (bad) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters

Dragon Ball

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Zetsu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters

Naruto

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Seijuro Akashi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters

Kuroko no Basket 

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Cavendish is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters
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Akito Wanijima is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters
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Hansel & Gretel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters
Hansel & Gretel

Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage

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Bad Suikotsu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters

InuYasha

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Daisuke Niwa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters
Daisuke Niwa/Dark

D.N. Angel

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Shinobu Sensui is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters
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Allelujah Haptism is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters
Allelujah / Hallelujah Haptism

Mobile Suit Gundam 00

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Sia/Kikyo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters
Sia/Kikyo

Shuffle!

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Fubuki Shirou is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters
Fubuki Shirou

Inazuma Eleven

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Harumi Chono is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters
Harumi Chono / Maria

Paranoia Agent

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Jiyuu Nanohana/Jubei is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters
Jiyuu Nanohana/Jubei

Jubei-Chan: The Ninja Girl