Anime Underground 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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701 126
Shiro is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters
Deadman Wonderland

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530 133
Moka Akashiya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters
Rosario + Vampire

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491 141
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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399 113
Hatsuharu Sohma is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters
Fruits Basket

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367 119
Launch (bad) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters
Dragon Ball

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385 151
Zetsu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters
Naruto

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252 106
Seijuro Akashi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters
Kuroko no Basket 

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189 104
Akito Wanijima is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters

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205 119
Cavendish is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters

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183 110
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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173 109
Bad Suikotsu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters
InuYasha

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165 104
Daisuke Niwa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters
Daisuke Niwa/Dark D.N. Angel

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128 103
Shinobu Sensui is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters
Yu Yu Hakusho

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111 99
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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76 96
Sia/Kikyo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters
Sia/Kikyo Shuffle!

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52 93
Fubuki Shirou is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters
Fubuki Shirou Inazuma Eleven

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63 112
Harumi Chono is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters
Harumi Chono / Maria Paranoia Agent

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40 94
Jiyuu Nanohana/Jubei is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Split Personality Anime Characters
Jiyuu Nanohana/Jubei Jubei-Chan: The Ninja Girl