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* RonTheDeathEater:
** Those who dislike Chelsea have argued that [[spoiler: killing Bols]] and her ideology that killing people is okay as long as they're what she believes to be "bad people" make her just as messed up and depraved as some of the villains. Many even make her out to be the most "evil" member of Night Raid, completely ignoring the fact it was stated she was just being CruelToBeKind and actually feels bad for the [[AntiVillain Anti-Villains]] she is forced to face. It's no surprise that those who view Chelsea in this light feel as if [[spoiler: she was truly deserving of her painful death at the hands of Kurome]]. It doesn't help that none of the other Night Raid members have yet to kill an AntiVillain as sympathetic as [[spoiler: Bols]].
** Night Raid in general for a couple fans.
** The Emperor is sometimes mislabeled as a villain that is entirely responsible for causing TheEmpire to become corrupt. Some even put the blame of the Empire's corruption on him because [[WhatAnIdiot he is a naive child.]] Most fans seem to forget that he is actually well-intentioned and that Honest is actually the reason why the Empire is in the state it is.


** [[EvilChancellor Prime Minister Honest]] is a bloated, grotesque glutton who, [[TheManBehindTheMan manipulating the young [[PuppetKing Emperor]] from behind the scenes]], is the [[BigBad source]] of [[Characters/AkameGaKillTheEmpire the Empire]]'s corruption. Honest is [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduced]] having a man loyal to the young Emperor executed while promising Honest will "care for" the man's wife. Throughout the series, Honest allows murders, rapes, tortures and helps to grow the monstrosity of corruption in the capital so nobles do whatever they want at the expense of the lives of those beneath them. Honest has the military launch brutal campaigns of conquest and expansion and when his evil son Syura returns to the capital, Honest gives him a group of evil criminals, [[Characters/AkameGaKillWildHunt the Wild Hunt]], to attack civilians in the guise of "justice". Aware of his own mortality, {{the hedonist}}ic Honest plans to corrupt the Emperor so that even after his own death, the corruption of the empire will go on. By the end of the series, Honest manipulates the Emperor into using the Supreme Teigu and warps his mind so he indiscriminately attacks the enemy troops and his own civilians, killing countless innocents as Honest gloats over the death and destruction. When he fights--and [[spoiler:supposedly]] kills--Leone, Honest reveals that his ultimate goal is simply to live to 130, indulging in the good life all the way, before trying to rape and possibly eat her. After the Emperor is defeated, Honest simply abandons him and attempts to flee.

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** [[EvilChancellor Prime Minister Honest]] is a bloated, grotesque glutton who, [[TheManBehindTheMan manipulating the young [[PuppetKing Emperor]] Emperor from behind the scenes]], is the [[BigBad source]] of [[Characters/AkameGaKillTheEmpire the Empire]]'s corruption. Honest is [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduced]] having a man loyal to the young Emperor executed while promising Honest will "care for" the man's wife. Throughout the series, Honest allows murders, rapes, tortures and helps to grow the monstrosity of corruption in the capital so nobles do whatever they want at the expense of the lives of those beneath them. Honest has the military launch brutal campaigns of conquest and expansion and when his evil son Syura returns to the capital, Honest gives him a group of evil criminals, [[Characters/AkameGaKillWildHunt the Wild Hunt]], to attack civilians in the guise of "justice". Aware of his own mortality, {{the hedonist}}ic Honest plans to [[TheCorrupter corrupt the Emperor Emperor]] so that even after his own death, the corruption of the empire will go on. By the end of the series, Honest manipulates the Emperor into using the Supreme Teigu and warps his mind so he indiscriminately attacks the enemy troops and his own civilians, killing countless innocents as Honest gloats over the death and destruction. When he fights--and [[spoiler:supposedly]] kills--Leone, Honest reveals that his ultimate goal is simply to live to 130, indulging in the good life all the way, before trying to rape and possibly eat her. After the Emperor is defeated, Honest simply abandons him and attempts to flee.


** [[EvilChancellor Prime Minister Honest]] is a bloated, grotesque glutton who, [[TheManBehindTheMan manipulating the young Emperor from behind the scenes]], is the [[BigBad source]] of [[Characters/AkameGaKillTheEmpire the Empire]]'s corruption. Honest is [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduced]] having a man loyal to the young Emperor executed while promising Honest will "care for" the man's wife. Throughout the series, Honest allows murders, rapes, tortures and helps to grow the monstrosity of corruption in the capital so nobles do whatever they want at the expense of the lives of those beneath them. Honest has the military launch brutal campaigns of conquest and expansion and when his evil son Syura returns to the capital, Honest gives him a group of evil criminals, [[Characters/AkameGaKillWildHunt the Wild Hunt]], to attack civilians in the guise of "justice". Aware of his own mortality, {{the hedonist}}ic Honest plans to [[TheCorrupter corrupt the Emperor]] so that even after his own death, the corruption of the empire will go on. By the end of the series, Honest manipulates the Emperor into using the Supreme Teigu and warps his mind so he indiscriminately attacks the enemy troops and his own civilians, killing countless innocents as Honest gloats over the death and destruction. When he fights--and [[spoiler:supposedly]] kills--Leone, Honest reveals that his ultimate goal is simply to live to 130, indulging in the good life all the way, before trying to rape and possibly eat her. After the Emperor is defeated, Honest simply abandons him and attempts to flee.

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** [[EvilChancellor Prime Minister Honest]] is a bloated, grotesque glutton who, [[TheManBehindTheMan manipulating the young Emperor [[PuppetKing Emperor]] from behind the scenes]], is the [[BigBad source]] of [[Characters/AkameGaKillTheEmpire the Empire]]'s corruption. Honest is [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduced]] having a man loyal to the young Emperor executed while promising Honest will "care for" the man's wife. Throughout the series, Honest allows murders, rapes, tortures and helps to grow the monstrosity of corruption in the capital so nobles do whatever they want at the expense of the lives of those beneath them. Honest has the military launch brutal campaigns of conquest and expansion and when his evil son Syura returns to the capital, Honest gives him a group of evil criminals, [[Characters/AkameGaKillWildHunt the Wild Hunt]], to attack civilians in the guise of "justice". Aware of his own mortality, {{the hedonist}}ic Honest plans to [[TheCorrupter corrupt the Emperor]] Emperor so that even after his own death, the corruption of the empire will go on. By the end of the series, Honest manipulates the Emperor into using the Supreme Teigu and warps his mind so he indiscriminately attacks the enemy troops and his own civilians, killing countless innocents as Honest gloats over the death and destruction. When he fights--and [[spoiler:supposedly]] kills--Leone, Honest reveals that his ultimate goal is simply to live to 130, indulging in the good life all the way, before trying to rape and possibly eat her. After the Emperor is defeated, Honest simply abandons him and attempts to flee.


** [[EvilChancellor Prime Minister Honest]], the {{corrupt|Politician}}, [[IronicName ironically-named]] BigBad, is a [[FatBastard bloated]], grotesque [[VillainousGlutton glutton]] who, [[ManipulativeBastard manipulating]] the young Emperor from [[TheManBehindTheMan behind the scenes]], is the source of the Empire’s corruption. Honest is introduced having a man loyal to the young Emperor executed while promising Honest will "care for" the man's wife. Throughout the series, Honest allows murders, rapes, tortures and helps to grow the monstrosity of corruption in the capital so nobles do whatever they want at the expense of the lives of those beneath them. Honest has the military launch brutal campaigns of conquest and expansion and when his evil son Syura returns to the capital, Honest gives him a group of evil criminals, TheWildHunt, to attack civilians in the guise of "justice." Aware of his own mortality, {{the hedonist}}ic Honest plans to [[TheCorrupter corrupt the Emperor]] so that even after his own death, the corruption of the empire will go on. By the end of the series, Honest manipulates the Emperor into using the Supreme Teigu and warps his mind so he indiscriminately attacks the enemy troops and his own civilians, killing countless innocents as Honest gloats over the death and destruction. When he fights--and [[spoiler:supposedly]] kills--[[ActionGirl Leone]], Honest reveals that his ultimate goal is simply to live to 130, indulging in the good life all the way, before trying to rape and [[ImAHumanitarian possibly eat her]]. After the Emperor is defeated, Honest simply abandons him and [[DirtyCoward attempts to flee]].
** Syura, the [[OverlordJr twisted son]] of Prime Minister Honest, is driven by a [[WellDoneSonGuy desire to surpass his successful father]], and puts together a group of vicious psychos known as the [[Characters/AkameGaKillWildHunt Wild Hunt]] in order to hunt down the Night Raid. Syura wastes no time [[RapePillageAndBurn terrorizing the populace in attacks]] where innocent people are butchered and men, women and children alike are raped by him and his squad. Syura himself treats his "playthings" horribly with a tendency to kill them, all the while daring someone to challenge him as he is [[SpoiledBrat the son of the Prime Minister]] and thus [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections untouchable]]. When he actually captures a member of Night Raid, Syura subjects him to [[ColdBloodedTorture hideous torture]], including [[CripplingCastration crushing one of his testicles]], to get him to speak. When he encounters the widow of a genuine Imperial war hero, Syura wastes no time raping and murdering her while one of his men has her young daughter right on top of the husband's grave. Spoiled, selfish, and monstrous, Syura is consumed with nothing more than a [[ItsAllAboutMe need to satisfy his own desires and cruelty]].
** [[MonsterClown Champ]], one of the aforementioned Wild Hunt, was imprisoned for being a [[WouldHurtAChild pedophiliac]] SerialRapist and SerialKiller. During an early raid of the Wild Hunt, Champ notices a little boy and kills a woman trying to stop him from raping him. Champ comments how he enjoys killing the children before they can become "filthy adults" and later rapes and murders the daughter of a dead imperial war hero right on top of her father's grave while Syura handles her mother. It is revealed that a member of another Imperial Squad, the Jaegers, named Run has joined simply to get revenge on Champ for slaughtering his class from the days when he was a teacher. When confronted with this, Champ comments [[ButForMeItWasTuesday he's violated and killed so many kids he can't even remember the class]] until his memory is jogged. His only emotion is disappointment that them screaming for Run to save them ruined his fun.

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** [[EvilChancellor Prime Minister Honest]], the {{corrupt|Politician}}, [[IronicName ironically-named]] BigBad, Honest]] is a [[FatBastard bloated]], bloated, grotesque [[VillainousGlutton glutton]] glutton who, [[ManipulativeBastard manipulating]] [[TheManBehindTheMan manipulating the young Emperor from [[TheManBehindTheMan behind the scenes]], is the source [[BigBad source]] of [[Characters/AkameGaKillTheEmpire the Empire’s Empire]]'s corruption. Honest is introduced [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduced]] having a man loyal to the young Emperor executed while promising Honest will "care for" the man's wife. Throughout the series, Honest allows murders, rapes, tortures and helps to grow the monstrosity of corruption in the capital so nobles do whatever they want at the expense of the lives of those beneath them. Honest has the military launch brutal campaigns of conquest and expansion and when his evil son Syura returns to the capital, Honest gives him a group of evil criminals, TheWildHunt, [[Characters/AkameGaKillWildHunt the Wild Hunt]], to attack civilians in the guise of "justice." "justice". Aware of his own mortality, {{the hedonist}}ic Honest plans to [[TheCorrupter corrupt the Emperor]] so that even after his own death, the corruption of the empire will go on. By the end of the series, Honest manipulates the Emperor into using the Supreme Teigu and warps his mind so he indiscriminately attacks the enemy troops and his own civilians, killing countless innocents as Honest gloats over the death and destruction. When he fights--and [[spoiler:supposedly]] kills--[[ActionGirl Leone]], kills--Leone, Honest reveals that his ultimate goal is simply to live to 130, indulging in the good life all the way, before trying to rape and [[ImAHumanitarian possibly eat her]]. her. After the Emperor is defeated, Honest simply abandons him and [[DirtyCoward attempts to flee]].
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** Syura, [[WellDoneSonGuy Syura]], the [[OverlordJr twisted son]] of Prime Minister Honest, is driven by a [[WellDoneSonGuy desire to surpass his successful father]], father, and puts together a the aforementioned group of vicious psychos known as the [[Characters/AkameGaKillWildHunt Wild Hunt]] Hunt in order to hunt down the Night Raid. Syura wastes no time [[RapePillageAndBurn terrorizing the populace in attacks]] where innocent people are butchered and men, women and children alike are raped by him and his squad. Syura himself treats his "playthings" horribly with a tendency to kill them, all the while daring someone to challenge him as he is [[SpoiledBrat the son of the Prime Minister]] Minister and thus [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections untouchable]]. When he actually captures a member of Night Raid, Syura subjects him to [[ColdBloodedTorture hideous torture]], torture, including [[CripplingCastration crushing one of his testicles]], to get him to speak. When he encounters the widow of a genuine Imperial war hero, Syura wastes no time raping and murdering her while one of his men has her young daughter right on top of the husband's grave. Spoiled, selfish, and monstrous, Syura is consumed with nothing more than a [[ItsAllAboutMe need to satisfy his own desires and cruelty]].
cruelty.
** [[MonsterClown Champ]], a [[WouldHurtAChild pedophile]] and one of the aforementioned Wild Hunt, was imprisoned for being a [[WouldHurtAChild pedophiliac]] SerialRapist and SerialKiller. During an early raid of the Wild Hunt, Champ notices a little boy and kills a woman trying to stop him from raping him. Champ comments how he enjoys killing the children before they can become "filthy adults" adults", and later rapes and murders the daughter of a dead imperial war hero right on top of her father's grave while Syura handles her mother. It is revealed that a member of another Imperial Squad, the Jaegers, named Run Run, has joined simply to get revenge on Champ for slaughtering his class from the days when he was a teacher. When confronted with this, Champ comments [[ButForMeItWasTuesday he's violated and killed so many kids he can't even remember the class]] until his memory is jogged. His only emotion is disappointment that them screaming for Run to save them ruined his fun.fun.
** ''Zero'': "[[MadScientist Uncle Bill]]", real name unknown, is the leader of the Empire's [[Characters/AkameGaKillAssassinationSquads assassination squad]], [[TykeBomb Group of Terror]]. Using the children that weren't skilled enough to be part of the Elite Seven, Bill uses [[PsychoSerum drugs to enhance their skills]] in a painful process that also includes indoctrination into absolute loyalty. Training children with inhuman methods that weren't far from tortures, including leaving them without needed drugs as punishment, Bill didn't care if they died during missions, and even "euthanized" one of them after considering her the weak link of the team. A cold man that doomed [[WouldHurtAChild many children]] to painful lives, including Akame's sister Kurome, Bill's "training" affected her for years.


** Syura, the [[OverlordJr twisted son]] of Prime Minister Honest, is driven by a [[WellDoneSonGuy desire to surpass his successful father]], and puts together a group of vicious psychos known as [[PsychoForHire The Wild Hunt]] in order to hunt down the Night Raid. Syura wastes no time [[RapePillageAndBurn terrorizing the populace in attacks]] where innocent people are butchered and men, women and children alike are raped by him and his squad. Syura himself treats his "playthings" horribly with a tendency to kill them, all the while daring someone to challenge him as he is [[SpoiledBrat the son of the Prime Minister]] and thus [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections untouchable]]. When he actually captures a member of Night Raid, Syura subjects him to [[ColdBloodedTorture hideous torture]], including [[CripplingCastration crushing one of his testicles]], to get him to speak. When he encounters the widow of a genuine Imperial war hero, Syura wastes no time raping and murdering her while one of his men has her young daughter right on top of the husband's grave. Spoiled, selfish, and monstrous, Syura is consumed with nothing more than a [[ItsAllAboutMe need to satisfy his own desires and cruelty]].

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** Syura, the [[OverlordJr twisted son]] of Prime Minister Honest, is driven by a [[WellDoneSonGuy desire to surpass his successful father]], and puts together a group of vicious psychos known as [[PsychoForHire The the [[Characters/AkameGaKillWildHunt Wild Hunt]] in order to hunt down the Night Raid. Syura wastes no time [[RapePillageAndBurn terrorizing the populace in attacks]] where innocent people are butchered and men, women and children alike are raped by him and his squad. Syura himself treats his "playthings" horribly with a tendency to kill them, all the while daring someone to challenge him as he is [[SpoiledBrat the son of the Prime Minister]] and thus [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections untouchable]]. When he actually captures a member of Night Raid, Syura subjects him to [[ColdBloodedTorture hideous torture]], including [[CripplingCastration crushing one of his testicles]], to get him to speak. When he encounters the widow of a genuine Imperial war hero, Syura wastes no time raping and murdering her while one of his men has her young daughter right on top of the husband's grave. Spoiled, selfish, and monstrous, Syura is consumed with nothing more than a [[ItsAllAboutMe need to satisfy his own desires and cruelty]].


** Syura, the [[OverlordJr twisted son]] of Prime Minister Honest, is driven by a [[WellDoneSonGuy desire to surpass his successful father]], and puts together a group of vicious psychos known as [[PsychoForHire The Wild Hunt]] in order to hunt down the Night Raid. Syura wastes no time [[RapePillageAndBurn terrorizing the populace in attacks]] where innocent people are butchered and men, women and children alike are raped by him and his squad. Syura himself treats his "playthings" horribly with a tendency to kill them, all the while daring someone to challenge him as he is [[SpoiledBrat the son of the Prime Minister]] and thus [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections untouchable]]. When he actually captures a member of Night Raid, Syura subjects him to [[ColdBloodedTorture hideous torture]], including [[GroinAttack crushing one of his testicles]], to get him to speak. When he encounters the widow of a genuine Imperial war hero, Syura wastes no time raping and murdering her while one of his men has her young daughter right on top of the husband's grave. Spoiled, selfish, and monstrous, Syura is consumed with nothing more than a [[ItsAllAboutMe need to satisfy his own desires and cruelty]].

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** Syura, the [[OverlordJr twisted son]] of Prime Minister Honest, is driven by a [[WellDoneSonGuy desire to surpass his successful father]], and puts together a group of vicious psychos known as [[PsychoForHire The Wild Hunt]] in order to hunt down the Night Raid. Syura wastes no time [[RapePillageAndBurn terrorizing the populace in attacks]] where innocent people are butchered and men, women and children alike are raped by him and his squad. Syura himself treats his "playthings" horribly with a tendency to kill them, all the while daring someone to challenge him as he is [[SpoiledBrat the son of the Prime Minister]] and thus [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections untouchable]]. When he actually captures a member of Night Raid, Syura subjects him to [[ColdBloodedTorture hideous torture]], including [[GroinAttack [[CripplingCastration crushing one of his testicles]], to get him to speak. When he encounters the widow of a genuine Imperial war hero, Syura wastes no time raping and murdering her while one of his men has her young daughter right on top of the husband's grave. Spoiled, selfish, and monstrous, Syura is consumed with nothing more than a [[ItsAllAboutMe need to satisfy his own desires and cruelty]].


** Esdeath have been shipped with Bismarck from VideoGame/KantaiCollection, due to their similar appearances and German-motif.

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** Esdeath have been shipped with Bismarck from VideoGame/KantaiCollection, ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'', due to their similar appearances and German-motif.


* CounterpartComparison: Has generated a few of these...
** The most notable is that Bulat is often likened to Kamina from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. Both characters prefer the protagonist to call them "bro", and act as mentor figures to the protagonist in the early chapters of each series. Taken UpToEleven in the anime where Bulat was also voiced by Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi and [[spoiler: died in episode 8 just like Kamina.]]
** Leone is often compared to Yang Xiao Long from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. Both are blonde-haired characters who specialize in physical fighting, have BoobsOfSteel, and act as big sister figures to everyone else on the team. On a side note, Leone cat-like features and similarities to Yang has many joking that Leone is secretly the love child of Yang and Blake.
** Interesting enough Cornelia from Zero, who is a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute for Leone, has even more similarities to Yang, including using a gauntlet as her weapon of choice, is technically Akame's older sister through adoption, and even [[spoiler: losing her right arm in a similar manner as Yang]].
** Continuing the comparisons to ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', the similarities to Akame and Raven Branwen have been noted, include dark hair, red eyes, fights with a sword, and similar outfits.
** Esdeath's [[spoiler: Maha Padma trump card which allows her to freeze time]] is often compared to [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Dio Brando's "The World" Stand]] which has the same ability. To add to this [[spoiler: Tatsumi eventually becomes strong enough to resist Maha Padma, similar to how Jotaro learned how to work through the time stopping abilities of The World in the final battle of Stardust Crusaders.]]
*** Going off of this, ''Akame ga Kill!'' shares a few similarities with ''Stardust Crusaders''. Some Teigu such as Gaea Foundation, Susanoo, and Spectator work similarly to some Stand abilities, Run wants vengeance against [[spoiler: Champ for killing his students]] similar to how Polnareff wanted revenge against J. Geil for killing his sister, and Wild Hunt was introduced as hooded figures in the same fashion as the Egyptian God Stand users.
** The series itself has often been compared to ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' since like ''Akame ga Kill!'' it takes place in a fantasy setting, is a dark shounen, and AnyoneCanDie is a prevalent trope. Likewise Night Raid has been compared to the Survey Corps as joining both guarantees death.
** Many fans have pointed that Chelsea's abilities are identical to the Spy's from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. Both have the ability to change their appearance in order to sneak up on enemies and preform an OneHitKill that involve attacking their opponents with a small weapon. Bonus point due Chelsea's personal vendetta against Bols, who happens to look like [=TF2=]'s Pyro, who causes a lot of trouble for the Spy class gameplay wise.
** Chelsea is often compared to both Kyoko Sakura and Mami Tomoe from Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica. Kyoko, like Chelsea, is a redheaded girl with an OralFixation. Interestingly enough, both Chelsea and Kyoko were briefly introduced at the end of an episode and [[spoiler: were killed in 6th episode where they made an appearance]]. Chelsea's similarities to Mami is a lot more darker comparison since both were [[spoiler:presented as TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled‎ that died as a result of [[OffWithHisHead decapitation]] and had their bodies devoured]]. Also, like Kyoko and Mami, Chelsea status as an EnsembleDarkhorse earned her a bigger role in a prequel series.
** After the airing of the anime, many comparisons began to be made between Akame and [[Anime/KillLaKill Ryuko Matoi]]. Both are [[AntiHero Anti-Heroines]] dressed in {{red and black| and evil all over}}, fighting in [[LaResistance a rebellion]] devoted to taking down an oppressive regime with their [[{{BFG}} unique]] [[PoisonedWeapon blades]]. Additionally, Akame was groomed from childhood to be the perfect assassin, much like how Ryuko [[spoiler:was genetically engineered as a baby to become the UltimateLifeform]]. Finally, they both are antagonized by [[spoiler:their sister]] for most of the story, though Akame [[spoiler:is the older sister]] while Ryuko [[spoiler:is the younger sister]].


** When Seryu was introduced, it seemed like she would add a good deal of ambiguity to Night Raid's actions, showing that their methods can also result in good, innocent people suffering, spawning a tragic CycleOfVengeance. Instead, she turned out to be one of the biggest psychopaths in the series.

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** The entire series is built around the idea of a group of anti-heroes who use extreme measures to overthrow a corrupt Empire. It isn't the newest idea, but the series still had potential to {{Deconstruct}} the shonen series, or offer unique twists by having the cast be firm anti-heroes you root for, but still think are terrible people. The thing is, the antagonists are so over the top evil, that the concept of AntiHero protagonists are thrown out the window, and the protagonists are morally right in every way except for the fact they kill people. For example; Tatsumi's introduction to the group has him learn his friends were brutally tortured by the noble family that were helping him, and despite having no signs of being evil, the daughter of the nobles who did it is revealed to be a AxeCrazy HateSink, making Tatsumi's execution of her justified. The heroes never face anyone who is remotely an AntiVillain, nor do they kill any innocent people that would warrant them being seen as morally gray. Basically you have a series where the writer tells you the heroes are not good guys, but then writes the antagonists as so evil that the protagonists come across as upright individuals by comparison.
** When Seryu was introduced, it seemed like she would add a good deal of ambiguity to Night Raid's actions, showing that their methods can also result in good, innocent people suffering, spawning a tragic CycleOfVengeance. She seemed like a good person, with perhaps a bit too much of a BlackAndWhiteMorality perception of the world, but after several chapters of just HateSink villains, it was genuinely refreshing to have a likeable character outside of the heroes. Instead, she turned out to be one of the biggest psychopaths in the series, and she becomes one of the largest HateSink in the series.



** Like in the wasted characters page, Stylish could be created many new plots that could be made the series better. Being the only of the Jaegers that wasn't loyal at all to Esdeath, his (inexact) relationship with Syura could be made and alliance with Wild Hunt and he and Dorothea could have done better experiments and created better Danger Beast, creating a new menace to Night Raid. His investigations with the [[spoiler: Danger Beast DNA in the blood of the Leader of the Path of Peace]] also could create an interesting plot about the Danger Beast and its origins, who remains unclear in the manga.
** The entire GreyAndGrayMorality that was originally set up at the beginning of the series. All one has to do is count up the number of Anti-Villains that Night Raid killed so far to see, that honestly, they didn't kill that many, likely less than 5 depending on who you consider to be an AntiVillain. Also, keep in mind many of these character fall under BaseBreakingCharacter ([[spoiler: like Seryu]]) or are UnintentionallyUnsympathetic ([[spoiler: like Budo]]).


** You'd be hard pressed to find anyone who likes Prime Minister Honest. While hating him is an IntendedAudienceReaction, the hate he actually gets is not for the reasons he's meant to be hated for, but rather for how over-the-top, one-dimensional, nonthreatening and downright annoying of a villain he's depicted as being. Basically he gets the fictional character equivalent of XPacHeat: he's supposed to be a villain who the audience hates and wants to see get his comeuppance, but instead they just want him to go away and stop wasting panel space that other, better villains could've used.
** General Budo is despised for being yet another boring, one-dimensional, villain in a series that has a bad habit of creating these. That and for holding on to an IdiotBall the size of an Iceberg. What's worse is that the character was obviously suppose to come across as a ''sympathetic'' AntiVillain meant to stand in contrast to the other psychotic villains. Instead thanks to a combination of bad writing and lack of memorable PetTheDog moments he is instead rendered into yet another bland, forgettable villain.
* SeasonalRot: While the series was somewhat acclaimed in his starts for have the balls to kill the good guys, many people see that the series has gotten worse when the Wild Hunt arc started. Reasons includes the introduction of an uninteresting group of enemies whose only function in the story is kill and rape people to later be defeated in lame ways, [[spoiler: the death of Lubbock]], who many found unnecessary and only for shock value, the waste of the character of Budo, hyped as the trump card of the Empire and who was introduced as the opposite of Honest, and the [[ShiptoShipCombat pairing wars]] between shippers of Esdeath x Tatsumi vs shippers of Mine x Tatsumi.

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** You'd be hard pressed to find anyone who likes Prime Minister Honest. Honest as a great villain. While hating him is an IntendedAudienceReaction, the hate he actually gets is not for the reasons he's meant to be hated for, but rather for how over-the-top, one-dimensional, [[FlatCharacter one-dimensional]], nonthreatening and downright annoying of a villain he's depicted as being. Basically he gets the fictional character equivalent of XPacHeat: he's supposed to be a villain who the audience [[HateSink hates and wants to see get his comeuppance, comeuppance]], but instead they just want him to go away and stop wasting panel space that other, better villains could've used.
** General Budo is despised for being yet another boring, one-dimensional, [[FlatCharacter one-dimensional]] villain in a series that has a bad habit of creating these. That these; that and for holding on to an IdiotBall the size of an Iceberg. iceberg. What's worse is that the character was obviously suppose supposed to come across as a ''sympathetic'' AntiVillain meant to stand in contrast to the other psychotic villains. Instead villains; instead, thanks to a combination of bad writing and lack of memorable PetTheDog moments he is instead rendered into yet another bland, forgettable villain.
* SeasonalRot: While the series was somewhat acclaimed in his starts for have the balls [[AnyoneCanDie to kill the good guys, guys]], many people see think that the series has gotten worse when the Wild Hunt arc started. Reasons includes the introduction of an uninteresting group of enemies whose only function in the story is [[HateSink to kill and rape people people]] to later be defeated in lame ways, [[spoiler: the death of Lubbock]], who which many found unnecessary and only for shock value, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter the waste of the character of Budo, Budo]], hyped as the trump card of the Empire and who was introduced as the opposite of Honest, and the [[ShiptoShipCombat [[ShipToShipCombat pairing wars]] between shippers of Esdeath x Tatsumi vs shippers of Mine x Tatsumi.



** Chelsea's opinion that Night Raid shouldn't get involved with Danger Beast attacks is meant to be portrayed as cold since this might lead to more innocent citizen getting killed. However, Chelsea does point out that Jaegers the will eventually take care, so their was no need to risk their lives and the chance of possible exposure. Sure enough, Tatsumi had a run-in with Esdeath and spotted by Syura. Also, as soon the danger beast threat was taken care of the Jaeger quickly turned their attention to Night Raid.

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** Chelsea's opinion that Night Raid shouldn't get involved with Danger Beast attacks is meant to be portrayed as cold since this might lead to more innocent citizen getting killed. However, Chelsea does point out that Jaegers the will eventually take care, so their there was no need to risk their lives and the chance of possible exposure. Sure enough, Tatsumi had a run-in with Esdeath and was spotted by Syura. Also, as soon the danger beast Danger Beast threat was taken care of the Jaeger quickly turned their attention to Night Raid.



** [[spoiler: Wave punching Shura in chapter 46 brought the smile to several readers.]] Probably surpassed even the famous scene where [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Simon punched Rossiu.]]

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** [[spoiler: Wave punching Shura Syura in chapter 46 brought the a smile to several readers.]] Probably surpassed even the famous scene where [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Simon punched Rossiu.]]



** General Budo spends a majority of his first few chapters being [[CharacterShilling hyped up]] by just about everyone, and having an insufferably smug sense of self-righteousness. Come chapter 53 we ''finally'' get to see him in action... Only to see him get his ass [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom knocked clean through a wall]] by the much more diminutive Mine, in the beginning of the fight no less.

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** General Budo spends a majority of his first few chapters being [[CharacterShilling hyped up]] by just about everyone, and having an insufferably smug sense of self-righteousness. Come chapter 53 we ''finally'' get to see him in action... Only only to see him get his ass [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom knocked clean through a wall]] by the much more diminutive Mine, in the beginning of the fight no less.



** Doctor Stylish also could count as that. He was introduced as the most brilliant scientist of The Empire, was involved with many factions of this (the Jaegers, Ogre, Syura, Bolic...) and also was the only of the Jaegers that wasn't fooled by Tatsumi facade. He could be an interesting antagonist, but [[spoiler: he was the first of the Jaegers to die in his first battle with Night Raid.]]
** Budo can be considered this. While he was undoubtedly one of Night Raid's most powerful opponents, he somewhat fall short on his contributions to the story. Despite all the build up and attention towards his heroic traits, as well as his hatred towards Honest, [[spoiler: ultimately nothing came of it, and Budo decide to deal with the corruption after the rebellion was taking care of.]] What is even more jarring, was that he could have been the perfect ally to Wave's "change the Empire within" campaign. Budo was the most powerful and most influential officer within in Empire not to be a part of the Empire's corruption. In fact, he openly opposed the Empire's corruption, he even put himself in charge of protecting the imperial politicians who wanted to change the Empire for the better. Also, Budo was shown starting to develop some form of respect towards Wave after Wave's fight with Syura. Instead, Budo was reduce to nothing more than another opponent that Night Raid had to defeat. [[spoiler: What is even more upsetting, Night Raid considered Budo apparent death a good thing, instead of the fact they possibly killed one of the few men within the Empire that tried to keep the corruption from getting worse.]]

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** Doctor Stylish also could count as that. He was introduced as the most brilliant scientist of The Empire, was involved with many factions of this (the Jaegers, Ogre, Syura, Bolic...) and also was the only of the Jaegers that wasn't fooled by Tatsumi Tatsumi's facade. He could be an interesting antagonist, but [[spoiler: he was the first of the Jaegers to die in his first battle with Night Raid.]]
** Budo can be considered this. While he was undoubtedly one of Night Raid's most powerful opponents, he somewhat fall short on his contributions to the story. Despite all the build up and attention towards his heroic traits, as well as his hatred towards Honest, [[spoiler: ultimately nothing came of it, and Budo decide to deal with the corruption after the rebellion was taking taken care of.]] What is even more jarring, was that he could have been the perfect ally to Wave's "change the Empire within" campaign. Budo was the most powerful and most influential officer within in Empire not to be a part of the Empire's corruption. In fact, he openly opposed the Empire's corruption, he even put himself in charge of protecting the imperial politicians who wanted to change the Empire for the better. Also, Budo was shown starting to develop some form of respect towards Wave after Wave's fight with Syura. Instead, Budo was reduce reduced to nothing more than another opponent that Night Raid had to defeat. [[spoiler: What is even more upsetting, Night Raid considered Budo apparent death a good thing, instead of the fact they possibly killed one of the few men within the Empire that tried to keep the corruption from getting worse.]]


** If fan reaction is anything to go by, some of the villains, such as [[KnightTemplar Seryu]] and [[MadScientist Dr. Stylish]], certainly qualify, while others such as [[MonsterClown Champ]] do not and are just unenjoyably hatable.

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** If fan reaction is anything to go by, some of the villains, such as [[KnightTemplar Seryu]] and [[MadScientist Dr. Stylish]], certainly qualify, while others such as [[MonsterClown Champ]] do not and are just unenjoyably hatable. hateable.


** The introduction of Wild Hunt only makes the statement above much worse. Although their actions were truly monstrous, the fans only viewed them as failed shock value and think that Takahiro really tried to demonstrate (another time) that the Empire is a corrupt place by making a group of crazy rapists. And this seems increased by the figure of Champ, a clown who rapes childrens.
** Prime Minister Honest is hard to take seriously as a villain. Despite being the BigBad and the reason for most of the conflicts in the plot, he's a FlatCharacter that comes off as comically evil. Nothing about his motivations has been revealed 60+ chapters into the manga, his exaggerated overweight appearance makes him look goofy to some people, and he's usually seen shoving food into his mouth. A lot of readers just can't help but laugh whenever he appears because of how hard Takahiro tries to get the audience to hate him in contrast to the ridiculous things he does while he's on panel. He's also been responsible for some of the most comical evil faces in the entire series which often gets a good laugh out of fans just because of how over the top they look. Special mention goes to [[spoiler: him crying over Syura's death for one panel only to quickly decide he'll have a new son]] and proclaiming he'll go "anorexic" due to all of the empire officials who want to hand him over to the Revolutionary Army.
* NauseaFuel: Chapter 23.5, in friggin' ''spades''. You know it's NauseaFuel when a guy satisfying his fetish for eyeless girls by [[EyeScream making one]] is ''not'' the chapter's Crowning Moment of {{Squick}}.

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** The introduction of Wild Hunt only makes the statement above much worse. Although their actions were truly monstrous, the fans only viewed them as failed shock value and think that Takahiro really tried to demonstrate (another time) that the Empire is a corrupt place by making a group of crazy rapists. And this seems increased by the figure of Champ, a clown who rapes childrens.
children.
** Prime Minister Honest is hard to take seriously as a villain. Despite being the BigBad and the reason for most of the conflicts in the plot, he's a FlatCharacter that comes off as comically evil. Nothing about his motivations has been revealed 60+ chapters into the manga, his exaggerated overweight appearance makes him look goofy to some people, and he's usually seen shoving food into his mouth. A lot of readers just can't help but laugh whenever he appears because of how hard Takahiro tries to get the audience to hate him in contrast to the ridiculous things he does while he's on panel. He's also been responsible for some of the most comical evil faces in the entire series which often gets a good laugh out of fans just because of how over the top they look. Special mention goes to [[spoiler: him crying over Syura's death for one panel only to quickly decide he'll have a new son]] and proclaiming he'll go "anorexic" due to all of the empire Empire officials who want to hand him over to the Revolutionary Army.
* NauseaFuel: NauseaFuel:
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Chapter 23.5, in friggin' ''spades''. You know it's NauseaFuel when a guy satisfying his fetish for eyeless girls by [[EyeScream making one]] is ''not'' the chapter's Crowning Moment of {{Squick}}.



** In the first episode, Akame slits a guard's throat. The guard then proceeds to explain to the audience that this is 'a fitting fate for one such as me... whose true nature is rotten' (not in an internal monologue, mind you - he actually says this while there's a dirty great hole in his windpipe) before slumping over, dead. It's exactly as silly as it sounds.

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** In the first episode, Akame slits a guard's throat. The guard then proceeds to explain to the audience that this is 'a "a fitting fate for one such as me... whose true nature is rotten' rotten" (not in an internal monologue, mind you - he actually says this [[ArtisticLicenseBiology while there's a dirty great hole in his windpipe) windpipe]]) before slumping over, dead. It's exactly as silly as it sounds.


** Lubbock's battle with Mez of the Rakshasa Demons was one of many one-off battles during the Bolick Assassination arc. Despite lasting for only one chapter, it's one of the most talked-about and remembered battles in the series. Most loved it for being Lubbock's CrowningMomentOfAwesome, Mez being one of the few minor villains in the series who had a likable personality and wasn't irredeemably evil, and the witty remarks between the two during their battle.

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** Lubbock's battle with Mez of the Rakshasa Demons was one of many one-off battles during the Bolick Assassination arc. Despite lasting for only one chapter, it's one of the most talked-about and remembered battles in the series. Most loved it for being Lubbock's CrowningMomentOfAwesome, SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, Mez being one of the few minor villains in the series who had a likable personality and wasn't irredeemably evil, and the witty remarks between the two during their battle.


* HypeBacklash: Hoo BOY, this series got quite a lot of it in the latter half of 2014 and well into Winter 2015. The anime aired around Summer of that year and received ''lots'' of hype. And naturally this trope occurred in the immediate aftermath of it airing, especially when it deviated from the manga near the end.

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