Anime Underground The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time  

Jonah Dorrance
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List Rules Vote up the most mentally unstable anime characters, whether they're violent, perverted, or just plain insane.

Amoral, sadistic, cunning, and cruel, a few words to scrape the surface of some of the most twisted anime characters of all-time. It is no wonder that majority of the characters on this list are antagonists in their respective series, but not all twisted characters are necessarily villains, or at the very least, see themselves as such. Either born bad or driven into corruption, these individuals practice and preach unbelievably skewed principles.

This list presents a mixture of those with a more quiet kind of cruelty like Shogo Makishima, and others who openly flaunt their twisted minds like Illumi Zoldyck. Either way, these characters have no qualms about bringing down those standing in their way, innocent or not. Despite their nature, it is no doubt that these characters are some of the most fascinating anime has to offer, though you'd never want to meet them in-person.

NOTE: As many twisted characters hide their true selves, this list contains spoilers for those particular series.

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1
1,444 249
Shou Tucker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Shou Tucker

2
1,256 251
Shuu Tsukiyama is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Shuu Tsukiyama Tokyo Ghoul

3
1,186 232
Yuno Gasai is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Yuno Gasai Future Diary

4
918 182
Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Hisoka Hunter x Hunter

5
1,345 323
Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Light Yagami Death Note, Death Note: Re-light: L's Successors, Death Note

6
914 261
Rize Kamishiro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Rize Kamishiro Tokyo Ghoul

7
824 279
Sugou Noboyuki is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Sugou Noboyuki Sword Art Online

8
537 163
Junko Enoshima is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Junko Enoshima Danganronpa

9
777 277
Orochimaru is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Orochimaru Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

10
604 224
Alois Trancy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Alois Trancy Black Butler II

11
462 156
Illumi Zoldyck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Illumi Zoldyck Hunter x Hunter

12
467 170
Seryu Ubiquitous is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Seryu Ubiquitous Akame ga Kill

13
482 181
Izaya Orihara is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Izaya Orihara Durarara!!

14
514 216
Alucard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Alucard Hellsing Ultimate: Vol. 1, Hellsing

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15
453 191
Karma Akabane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Karma Akabane Assassination Classroom

16
358 142
Shion Sonozaki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Shion Sonozaki Higurashi When They Cry

17
509 232
Grell Sutcliff is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Grell Sutcliff Black Butler

18
546 256
Franken Stein is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Franken Stein Soul Eater

19
299 116
Griffith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Griffith Berserk Golden Age Arc I: The Egg of the King, Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey

20
337 143
Ragyo Kiryuin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Ragyo Kiryuin Kill la Kill

21
368 166
Kyubey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Kyubey Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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22
406 190
Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Sōsuke Aizen Bleach

23
310 134
The Major is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
The Major Hellsing

24
259 105
Shougo Makishima is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Shougo Makishima Psycho-Pass

25
272 120
Nui Harime is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Nui Harime Kill la Kill

26
259 112
Sato is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Sato Ajin: Demi-Human

27
249 118
Tomoo and the Bullies is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Tomoo and the Bullies Elfen Lied

28
224 116
Medusa Gorgon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time

29
196 104
Johan Liebert is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Johan Liebert Monster

30
189 106
Ryuunosuke Uryuu is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Ryuunosuke Uryuu Fate/Zero

31
309 213
Freeza is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Freeza Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, Plan to Destroy the Saiya-jin

32
174 114
Dio Brando is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Dio Brando Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

33
163 110
Sekai Saionji is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Sekai Saionji School Days, School Days

34
131 98
Gaku Yashiro is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Gaku Yashiro Erased

35
85 100
Dr. Kazutaka Muraki is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Dr. Kazutaka Muraki Descendants of Darkness

36
62 100
Tohru Adachi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Tohru Adachi Persona 4: The Animation