The 15 Deadliest Anime Children Of All Time

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The world of anime boasts no shortage of powerful children, with characters like Sakura Kinomoto and Naruto Uzumaki holding the fate of the world in their adolescent hands. But for all the powerful child heroes of the anime universe there exist deadly anime kids with equally impressive, if dangerous, abilities. Anime never shies away from blessing young people with great power, and just like adults, anime children can let power go to their heads. Unlike the most annoying anime children, many dangerous anime kids actually make compelling character studies.

Many of these kids are dangerous serial killers who easily hold their own against adults. Some possess formidable powers like Mariko Kurama from Elfen Lied, who uses telekinesis to rip apart enemies for fun. Maybe they're blisteringly intelligent like Johan Liebert of Monster, a child nihilist with plans to instigate the apocalypse. No matter what the reason for their brutality, adults are better off staying far, far away from the deadliest anime children. 

  • Raised from birth to be an assassin as part of the Zoldyck assassin clan, 12-year-old Killua Zoldyck sees no problem in murdering anyone who crosses him in the bloodiest ways imaginable. Though capable of brutal violence, Killua can actually be an affectionate, fun-loving kid - until his bloodthirsty side comes out in battle. Due to his pride and loyalty to his friends, Killua will savagely murder anyone who crosses him or his acquaintances, as long as he's sure that he'll win.

    If he remains unsure of victory, he avoids the combat, since he doesn't want to endure the humiliation that comes with losing. Armed with a powerful Nen (aura), his metallic yo-yos, and an intellect far beyond his years, Killua is a young force to be reckoned with.

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  • Although he inhabits the body of a child named Selim Bradley, Pride is actually the oldest homunculus created by Father. In his child form, Selim appears as a sweet, polite little boy who shows respect for his elders. All of his positive traits go right out the window when he turns into the monstrous Pride, a living shadow with rows of sharp teeth. As Pride, he sees himself as superior to humans, torturing and enslaving them for his own amusement. But he targets more than just humans - he also dismembers and consumes Gluttony, a fellow homunculus who was foolish enough to trust him.

    Despite his amoral nature, Pride inexplicably enjoys life as a human child, and wishes he could fully inhabit his fake life and make it real. In the end, he manages to do just that. 

    2,052 votes
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    Sachiko Shinozaki - 'Corpse Party'

    Considering the fact Sachiko Shinozaki is the protagonist of an anime called Corpse Party, it comes as no surprise she's terrifying. At age seven, Sachiko was murdered by the principal of her school after she witnessed him attempting to sexually assault her mother.

    The gruesome circumstances of her death turned her into a vengeful ghost. Her vengeance takes the form of infiltrating people's dreams and destroying their brains until they become mindless puppets who are no truly longer human. 

    1,351 votes
  • Everyone in the Deadman Wonderland Prison is dangerous in their own way, but Hibana Daida is especially unsettling. At age seven, this girl became an Undertaker, meaning she survived the prison's brutal reform program and ranks as one of the worst and most savage inmates.

    When Hibana was in kindergarten, a classmate flipped her skirt. Instead of telling him off or telling the teacher, Hibana reacted by killing not only him, but everyone else in her class. This was, she believed, an appropriate punishment. She also tortured and killed her abusive mother in retaliation for the pain she endured at her hands. In Hibana's eyes, her sadism is just one part of being the "good girl" her mother raised her to be.

    1,738 votes
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    Gaara literally arrives to the world with a Tailed Beast sealed into his body. While this chakra monster granted him incredible abilities that would serve him well in his future career as a ninja, as a child it made him into something of a monster himself. Gaara's birth led to his mother's death, which made his father and his uncle unsympathetic to his needs. When his powers got out of control and he started murdering random villagers, his own father attempted to assassinate him. By the age of 12, violence was all he cared about.

    After fighting Naruto Uzumaki, Gaara puts aside his murderous behavior and uses his abilities more constructively. Despite his change of heart, he was still entirely capable of killing innocent people for most of his childhood. 

    2,040 votes
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    Hänsel And Gretel - 'Black Lagoon'

    Identical twins with a shared passion for assassination, Hänsel and Gretel make for a fearsome package. Left in the care of an abusive orphanage, the siblings fell victim to exploitation in violent snuff films. Being forced into killing at young ages warped the siblings' personalities to the point they believe they need to kill others in order to live longer.

    Both twins are disturbingly close to each other, even swapping identities for their own amusement. The embodiment of Hänsel uses a battle axe while Gretel wields an immense rifle. If a woods witch befell this version of Hänsel and Gretel, she might want to proceed with caution.

    1,064 votes