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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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Shou Tucker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Shou Tucker
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Yuno Gasai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Future Diary
Yuno Gasai is a fictional character from the comic book series Future Diary and from the 2011-2012 TV series The Future Diary.
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Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Hunter x Hunter
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Shuu Tsukiyama is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Shuu Tsukiyama Tokyo Ghoul
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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
Light Yagami is a fictional character and the protagonist of the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. He is a bored young genius who finds the Death Note dropped ...more
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Sugou Noboyuki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Sugou Noboyuki Sword Art Online
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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
Orochimaru is a fictional character from the Naruto universe created by Masashi Kishimoto and developed into a media franchise, which consists of a series of manga, anime, soundtracks, OVAs, ...more
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Junko Enoshima is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Junko Enoshima Danganronpa
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Seryu Ubiquitous is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Seryu Ubiquitous Akame ga Kill
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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
Griffith is a fictional character from the 2012 film Berserk Golden Age Arc I: The Egg of the King.
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Shion Sonozaki is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Shion Sonozaki Higurashi When They Cry
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Kyubey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Kyubey is a fictional character from 2011 anime TV series Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
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The Major is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Hellsing
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Alucard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Hellsing Ultimate: Vol. 1, Hellsing
Alucard is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Hellsing manga and anime series created by Kouta Hirano. He is a vampire and is devoted entirely to the current head of the Hellsing ...more
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Ragyo Kiryuin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Ragyo Kiryuin Kill la Kill
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Nui Harime is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Nui Harime Kill la Kill
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Karma Akabane is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Twisted Anime Characters Of All Time
Karma Akabane Assassination Classroom
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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
Freeza, spelled Frieza in Funimation's English anime dub, is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. Freeza makes his debut in chapter #247 Dark Clouds ...more