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15 Anime Characters You Desperately Want To Punch In The Face

Updated June 14, 2019 6.4k votes 1.4k voters 15.5k views15 items

List RulesVote up the anime characters with the most punchable faces.

Who are the anime characters you want to punch in the face? Don't lie - no matter how peace-loving you might be in real life, everyone has a list of characters they can't stand and would hypothetically wail on if given the chance. The Germans even have a word for this kind of person - they have a Backpfeifengesicht or a "face in need of a slap." 

What makes these characters so deserving of physical violence? Sometimes it's because they're absolutely terrible people, like the infamous Shou Tucker, a man who fused his dog with his daughter, or the less well-known Dino Golzine of Banana Fish, a mafia boss who sells children as merchandise and abuses them for fun. But the reasons aren't always so dark - sometimes they're like Excalibur of Soul Eater - they're just really freakin' annoying.

Vote up the characters whose faces you'd most like to put a fist in.

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    Shou Tucker - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood 

    If you want to punch Shou Tucker, you're going to have to get in line. He's one of the most hated anime characters of all time, and few people are more deserving of the honor. Shou Tucker seems like a nice guy at first, until you learn that he fused his wife with a dog, destroyed them both, and then did the same thing to his innocent young daughter Nina.

    What was Tucker's motive? Furthering his career as a state alchemist. Not only is this monumentally selfish, but it's also not even logical - the instant the true nature of his experiments was discovered, he'd obviously be fired and arrested - which is exactly what happened to Tucker. Too bad he didn't also get a public beating. 

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    Nobuyuki Sugō - Sword Art Online

    Whether or not you've actually seen Sword Art Online, you probably know about the notoriously punchable Nobuyuki Sugō. Sugō persuades Asuna's father to promises him her hand in marriage - while she's comatose and unable to consent. Worse, Sugō knows for a fact that Asuna doesn't want to marry him - he's keeping her virtual self locked in a cage where she alternates between trying to escape and hoping that her actual boyfriend, Kirito, will come to rescue her. 

    Equally infuriating is Sugō's utterly pathetic response to feeling any physical pain whatsoever. When Kirito is able to alter the settings in the virtual reality so that Sugō actually feels pain during battle, he completely freaks out and cries like a baby - and when they fight in real life, he's even worse. Not only is Sugō an immoral monster, but he also can't even handle the consequences of his own actions.

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  • Danzo is one of the slimiest, most disgusting people in the world of Naruto, and considering the fact that Orochimaru is a character, that's saying something. This guy recruited a small army of children and brainwashed them into not having feelings - that alone is worthy of a beatdown. But the really terrible thing he did was force Itachi to massacre his entire family as a thirteen-year-old, solely so that he could get ahold of the sharingan and embed them in his nasty, withered arm.

    Danzo isn't the only character in the Naruto-verse to do something so horrible, but he's one of the few to have such a stupid motivation. Though he framed the Uchiha massacre as a means of ensuring Konoha's overall safety, it was really just a power grab for himself - which he apparently needed in order to feel like he measured up to Hiruzen. Because preserving his own ego is totally worth forcing a child to take out his entire family.

    Sasuke got his justified revenge, but don't you just want to find Danzo's body and give it an extra punch or two?

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  • Photo: Sunrise

    You know what's worthy of a big old punch to the face? Aggressive racism! Nina Einstein absolutely despises "Elevens" - the Code Geass term for Japanese people. This despite the fact that she lives in Brittainian colony sitting on what used to be Japanese land, and the fact that the princess she worships actually likes the Japanese people and wants to grant them as much freedom as possible. Nina is a necessary character because she exemplifies the attitude that the Brittainians carry toward the Japanese, but that doesn't make her any more fun to watch.

    Also, literally the only other attribute she has besides her virulent racism is her obsession with Princess Euphemia - an obsession that causes her to pleasure herself on the edge of a table. The fact that the only LGBTQ+ character in the whole series holds such terrible views makes Nina even more infuriating. 

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