15 Adorable Anime Characters With Horrifying Powers

Have you ever been blown away by the sheer adorableness of an anime character, only to be blown away for a second time by how incredible terrifying their powers are? Because cute but dangerous characters appear in all kinds of anime, this likely sounds familiar. There's Eri from My Hero Academia whose Rewind quirk can work miracles and end lives. There's Selim Bradley from Fullmetal Alchemist whose cute face is a facade for a villainous heart. There's Pandora from Re:Zero whose absolute control over reality makes her one of the scariest characters in an already scary show. 

Vote up the cute anime characters with horrifying powers who sent a shiver down your spine. 


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    Alluka Zoldyck - Hunter x Hunter

    Alluka Zoldyck - Hunter x Hunter
    Photo: Madhouse

    The only daughter of the Zoldyck clan is kind and well-meaning, but the otherworldly spirit possessing her has some of the most dangerous powers in the Hunter x Hunter world. She can grant wishes, which sounds great until you realize that they come with a cost.

    To make a wish, you have to comply with her requests. If the last person who made a wish asked for something small, like a new computer, her requests will be easy to grant. But if they wished for something large, like wealth or power, she'll start asking for things like human organs. If enough of her requests are denied, the person denying them and the people they care about will meet a grisly end. 

  • Eri - My Hero Academia
    Photo: Bones

    Eri is a sweet and innocent young girl whose powers make her the target of villains. Her ability, Rewind, lets her reverse time on any living thing she touches. This can have enormous benefits, such as healing wounds, restoring youth, and eliminating illnesses. But it can also be wildly dangerous - she accidentally reversed her father's time by so many years that he disappeared.

    With training from Aizawa, she's slowly gaining mastery over her dangerous quirk. 

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    Jack The Ripper – Fate Apocrypha

    Jack the Ripper is the physical manifestation of the combined spirits of countless abandoned children, so her childlike appearance is expected, if sad. What's a bit less expected is the fact that Jack's burning desire to return to her "mother" led her to go on the murderous rampage that earned her her violent moniker. How did she do it? With various powers like super strength, generating poisonous mist, and destroying people's memories of her.

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    Mariko Kurama - Elfen Lied

    Mariko Kurama - Elfen Lied
    Photo: Arms

    Though she might appear frail, Mariko Kurama is actually one of the strongest Diclonius in the world of Elfen Lied. In the anime she can use 26 vectors, or powerful armlike extensions that can be used in combat. In the manga, that number expands to 50. She can also fight at a long-range, something that not every Diclonius is capable of.