Anime Underground
4.9k voters

15 Terrible Decisions Made By Anime Characters

Updated August 31, 2020 19.8k votes 4.9k voters 121.2k views15 items

List RulesVote up the characters who need to take a long, hard look at their life choices.

Whether it's in the war room or the bedroom, anime characters can make some spectacularly bad decisions. Sometimes, these poor choices are seemingly inconsequential, like when Erika Shinohara of Wolf Girl & Black Prince lies her way into a terrible relationship. In other cases, the repercussions are apparent from a mile away.  

In the DBZ anime, Vegeta is too proud to stop Cell from achieving his perfect form, and his hubris ends up indirectly killing many of the show's heroes. Bad anime decisions can be frustrating to watch, but they also reveal characters' all too human flaws and inspire complex plot lines. If a fictional character's mistakes are big enough to make you angry in real life, the story is usually doing something right.