30-DAY ANIME CHALLENGE! (DAY 9): Best Anime Villain

Weeelll……..turns out I’m still alive………so I guess I’m still posting stuff……………………

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…..best anime villain?

I personally don’t think there is one BEST villain, as every villain has their own charm that makes them eeeevil and treacherous.

Ergo, rather than answering the highly ambiguous question, I’ll just describe who my favorite anime villain is as of late.

That guy is none other than Light Yagami, from Death Note

Now, I know what you’re gonna say:  “But Ken, Light Yagami is an anti-hero!  He started with the right intentions but fell victim to the innate lust for power by virtue of his youth and humanity!  He had a good purpose, he just lost his waaaaaaay! Hur dur!”

Well, to be fair, all those arguments are valid.  What I do want to put out there is that Light eventually just lost any sense of morality that he has:  he murders his father, among many innocent people, manipulates people to do his bidding, does not give a dayum about his subordinates, views himself as an omnipotent being, and tries to justify his inhumane actions, all for the “greater good” (oh, and he killed L, soooo…there’s that).

In the world of fiction, villains play the role of being a direct contrast to the main protagonist, constantly questioning and bludgeoning (sometimes literally) the hero’s  motives with constant meddling, scheming, and sometimes just plain dicking around.  Oftentimes, the villain gets no flack, sometimes just being there for the sake of having an opponent for the hero (although to be fair this is mostly existent in generic action anime).

Not this fella right here.

Cunning, intelligent, charming, ruthless, resourceful, and manipulative are just about enough to describe Light.  He kills criminals with no remorse, topples the FBI, scares the police force to death, manipulates people left and right, outwit the world’s greatest detective (no, it wasn’t Batman), takes a potato chip, eats it, makes a plan, creates a backup plan for that plan and a backup plan for that backup plan, and gets all the bitches, all while being one of the top students in Japan.

Damn, this guy is just unrealistic.  I’m cunning, intelligent, and ruthless, but I’m still hindered by the Canadian school system and my parents’ strict 10:30 bedtime schedule.

Anyways, I digress.

Despite orchestrating the deaths of multiple people, sometimes innocent people, Light’s desire for a new world remained unshaken, indicating how strong his resolve is to accomplish his goal.  He eventually devolves into a human with almost no shred of compassion or mercy left, replaced with a malevolent and ruthless personality as well as a god complex.  The fact that he is actually very intelligent and resourceful only added to his hubris.

Through his actions, he demonstrates not only his brilliant mind, but also his willingness to risk everything, anything, if it meant victory.

That kind of mentality is hella scary in today’s society.  We’re just lucky that Light Yagami doesn’t exist in our world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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See you guys………in Day 10………hehehehehe………

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