History AntiVillain / Anime

8th Feb '16 4:29:16 AM Dechstreme
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** Among the Homunculi, Gluttony and the aforementioned Greed are the best examples, while Sloth's a pretty good example of a PunchClockVillain. Although the other four are undeniably cruel, all of them have ''some'' sympathetic quality or another: [[spoiler:Bradley is Wrath in this one and despite still being a bastard, is less sadistic and almost comes to admire his human adversaries; [[CombatSadomasochist Lust]] seems to have genuine care for Gluttony and Envy, plus loyalty to [[BigBad Father]]. Envy & Pride, meanwhile, have pitiful traits despite their sociopathy - the former actually ''[[ShapedLikeItself envies humans]]'' for all their good qualities and because it can't emulate them, can't help but hate them; the latter [[WellDoneSonGuy follows his Father's teachings to the letter]], and only upon his (near) death realises that Father cared for him in return, and his adoptive human mother was the one person who truly loved him (it's shown that when she raises him from scratch, he becomes a genuinely kind-hearted child).]] Actually ''calling'' any of these four an AntiVillain is a stretch, however.
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** Among the Homunculi, Gluttony and the aforementioned Greed are the best examples, while Sloth's a pretty good example of a PunchClockVillain. Although the other four are undeniably cruel, all of them have ''some'' sympathetic quality or another: [[spoiler:Bradley is Wrath in this one and despite still being a bastard, is less sadistic and almost comes to admire his human adversaries; [[CombatSadomasochist Lust]] seems to have genuine care for Gluttony and Envy, plus loyalty to [[BigBad Father]]. Envy & Pride, meanwhile, have pitiful traits despite their sociopathy - the former actually ''[[ShapedLikeItself envies humans]]'' for all their good qualities and because it can't emulate them, can't help but hate them; the latter [[WellDoneSonGuy follows his Father's teachings to the letter]], and only upon his (near) death realises that Father never cared for him in return, and his adoptive human mother was the one person who truly loved him (it's shown that when she raises him from scratch, he becomes a genuinely kind-hearted child).]] Actually ''calling'' any of these four an AntiVillain is a stretch, however.
6th Jan '16 10:24:57 PM Gamermaster
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* Fate from Season 1, the Wolkenritter from Season 2, and Zest from Season 3 of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. Their "villainous" goals range from wanting to see their mother smile to saving an innocent IllGirl from certain death to uncovering the truth behind the deaths of their comrades. All of them fall under the WorthyOpponent type, doing things like holding back to not kill people, and going out of their way to make sure their opponent is okay after she's been attacked by a third party. Scenes of them not in battle portray them as genuinely kind characters that deeply care for their wards and those around them. Almost all of them join the heroes' side after being [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriended]] by Nanoha or her cohorts. In fact, a good portion of Nanoha's current cast is made up of former anti-villains.
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* Fate from Season 1, the Wolkenritter from Season 2, and Zest from Season 3 of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''.''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. Their "villainous" goals range from wanting to see their mother smile to saving an innocent IllGirl from certain death to uncovering the truth behind the deaths of their comrades. All of them fall under the WorthyOpponent type, doing things like holding back to not kill people, and going out of their way to make sure their opponent is okay after she's been attacked by a third party. Scenes of them not in battle portray them as genuinely kind characters that deeply care for their wards and those around them. Almost all of them join the heroes' side after being [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriended]] by Nanoha or her cohorts. In fact, a good portion of Nanoha's current cast is made up of former anti-villains.
3rd Jan '16 8:23:13 PM Willbyr
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* In ''GameXRush'', it's difficult to see [[spoiler: either Yuuki or Miyuki]] as 100% villains, as they not only possess concrete [[FreudianExcuse alibis]] but really don't want to hurt anyone at all. LoveMakesYouCrazy, though.
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* In ''GameXRush'', ''Manga/GameXRush'', it's difficult to see [[spoiler: either Yuuki or Miyuki]] as 100% villains, as they not only possess concrete [[FreudianExcuse alibis]] but really don't want to hurt anyone at all. LoveMakesYouCrazy, though.
21st Aug '15 10:05:52 PM kataangluvr
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* Darcia III from ''Manga/WolfsRain'' starts off as this. He tries to bring Cheza with him to heal his catatonic lover, Hamona, but he does so by attacking her friends and is willing to stop them from reaching Paradise with her. However, when he returns to find Hamona killed by her jealous twin sister, everything goes downhill and he transforms into a full villain.
5th Aug '15 4:20:53 PM Capontheck
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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': More than half of the bad guys are sympathetic to a degree. (See the YMMV page for Type [=IVs=]) ** [[NobleDemon Type I]]: Kageyama (dark guild member, but can't commit a mass murder when given the chance), Azuma. ** [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Type II]]: Juvia before her HeelFaceTurn, Jellal (who is also a Type III), The [[labelnote:Oración Seis]]Except Brain[[/labelnote]], [[spoiler:Ultear and Merudy]]. ** [[WellIntentionedExtremist Type III]]: Reitei Lyon and his group, Laxus, [[spoiler:Knightwalker, Hades]].
11th Apr '15 8:29:12 PM shrikelet
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** From YOMI, Raichi and Ethan are FriendlyEnemy [[PunchclockVillain Punch Clock Villains]]. It's explicit that they would be friends with Kenichi if they weren't on the Other Side (Raichi even has a VillainousCrush on him!). Boris and Rachel are both also [[PunchclockVillain Punch Clock Villains]], and develop into anti-villains following their failures to kill Kenichi. Chikage and Rimi are implicit anti-villains to varying degrees: Chikage is only villainous in "Yami mode" and Rimi is really [[PoorCommunicationKills driven to villainous actions]] out of [[LoveMakesYouEvil a desire to prove to Ryūto that she is "strong".]]
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** From YOMI, Raichi and Ethan are FriendlyEnemy [[PunchclockVillain Punch Clock Villains]]. It's explicit that they would be friends with Kenichi if they weren't on the Other Side (Raichi even has a VillainousCrush on him!). Boris and Rachel are both also [[PunchclockVillain Punch Clock Villains]], and develop into anti-villains following their failures to kill Kenichi. Chikage and Rimi are implicit anti-villains to varying degrees: Chikage is only villainous in "Yami mode" and Rimi is really [[PoorCommunicationKills driven to villainous actions]] out of [[LoveMakesYouEvil a desire to prove to Ryūto Ryuuto that she is "strong".]] Ultimately, all unarmed YOMI members [[spoiler:(except for Kano Sho who is dead, Radin Tidat Jihan, Ryuto Asamiya, and Rimi Kokorone who are no longer members, and Kajima Satomi and Li Raichi who are not present (assuing the Li family is still associated with Yami; it's unclear) pull a collective HeelFaceTurn and aid Shinpaku Alliance against armed YOMI.]] ** Even Yami itself is bristling with anti-villains. Agaard, Rahman, and Hongo are all [[PetTheDog kind]], [[FriendlyEnemy friendly]], and [[NobleDemon heroic]] to varying degrees, just on the Satsujinken side of things. Diego Carlo and Alexander Gaidar are both shown to [[EvenEvilHasStandards have standards]] and [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes care for their disciples]]. All of five of the above [[spoiler:plus Sogetsu Ma turn against Yami in the end.]]
11th Apr '15 8:09:58 PM shrikelet
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** From YOMI, Raichi and Ethan are FriendlyEnemy [[PunchclockVillain Punch Clock Villains]]. It's explicit that they would be friends with Kenichi if they weren't on the Other Side (Raichi even has a VillainousCrush on him!). Boris and Rachel are both also [[PunchclockVillain Punch Clock Villains]], and develop into anti-villains following their failures to kill Kenichi. Chikage and Rimi are implicit anti-villains to varying degrees: Chikage is only villainous in "Yami mode" and Rimi is really [[PoorCommunicationKills driven to villainous actions]] out of [[LoveMakesYouEvil a desire to prove to Ryūto that she is "strong".]]
11th Apr '15 7:51:58 PM shrikelet
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Dunno why there wasn't a Kenichi The Mightiest Disciple entry. It's full of 'em!
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* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'': So many. So, ''so'' many: ** From Ragnarok, Takeda and Thor are portrayed as anti-villains essentially from their introductions. Ukita becomes one in the brief interval between turning against Ragnarok and actually allying with Kenichi. Kisara becomes one basically as soon as we see her taking care of a stray cat. Freya and Siegfried show their non-villainous sides in their main fights against the protagonists. Even Berserker shows some signs of anti-villainy: he has no evil goals, he's just a BloodKnight and is ''very easily bored''. [[spoiler:Both Berserker and Odin become outright anti-villains in later arcs.]]
22nd Jan '15 3:56:57 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Mikuni of ''CTheMoneyOfSoulAndPossibilityControl'' is a strong and wealthy man who felt that he could used the midas money to help Japan by buying all of Japan's debt. He was kind to Kimiminaro and wanted to mentor him. He has a different philosophy to money than Kiminaro. However, [[spoiler: he may have made things worse by underestimating the Financial District's powers and made things worse in Japan.]]
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* Mikuni of ''CTheMoneyOfSoulAndPossibilityControl'' ''Anime/CControl'' is a strong and wealthy man who felt that he could used the midas money to help Japan by buying all of Japan's debt. He was kind to Kimiminaro and wanted to mentor him. He has a different philosophy to money than Kiminaro. However, [[spoiler: he may have made things worse by underestimating the Financial District's powers and made things worse in Japan.]]
22nd Nov '14 7:49:51 AM AlexHoskins
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** To clarify, [[spoiler:Itachi's]] actions shouldn't be overlooked as well. The only reason why [[spoiler:he massacred his clan and joined the Akatsuki is to protect both Konoha and his younger brother, Sasuke.]]

** [[spoiler:Itachi Uchiha]] shouldn't be overlooked as well. The only reason why [[spoiler:he massacred his clan and joined the Akatsuki is to protect both Konoha and his younger brother, Sasuke.]]
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