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
2,137 366
Shou Tucker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Shou Tucker

2
1,674 346
Yuno Gasai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Future Diary

3
1,747 373
Shuu Tsukiyama is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Shuu Tsukiyama Tokyo Ghoul

4
1,292 263
Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Hunter x Hunter

5
1,956 459
Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Death Note, Death Note: Re-light: L's Successors, Death Note

6
1,260 359
Sugou Noboyuki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Sugou Noboyuki Sword Art Online

7
1,132 379
Orochimaru is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Naruto, Naruto Shipp┼źden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

8
772 236
Junko Enoshima is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Junko Enoshima Danganronpa

9
686 219
Seryu Ubiquitous is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Seryu Ubiquitous Akame ga Kill

10
508 170
Griffith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Berserk Golden Age Arc I: The Egg of the King, Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey

11
748 292
Alucard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Hellsing Ultimate: Vol. 1, Hellsing

12
525 187
Shion Sonozaki is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Shion Sonozaki Higurashi When They Cry

13
550 218
Kyubey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Puella Magi Madoka Magica

14
461 171
The Major is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Hellsing

15
484 189
Ragyo Kiryuin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Ragyo Kiryuin Kill la Kill

16
415 166
Nui Harime is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Nui Harime Kill la Kill

17
604 265
Karma Akabane is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Karma Akabane Assassination Classroom

18
481 273
Frieza is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, Plan to Destroy the Saiya-jin

19
76 37
is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time