10 Anime Villains Who Will Never Be Redeemed

10 Anime Villains Who Will Never Be Redeemed

By Hinata Hyuga on Feb 10, 2022

There are many anime villains who believe they deserve the opportunity to grow and become better versions of themselves, but they never receive it.

Anime plots would be incomplete without villains. Some people are rotten to the core and never change or waver in their ideas, no matter what happens. Some find their way back to the light after going through significant life changes that lead to their redemption. Then there are the villains who think they deserve the opportunity to reform and become better versions of themselves, but who never receive it.

That final, gratifying finish always eludes them for some reason. They may come near and even be on the verge of it. These characters have a lot of redeeming qualities. They are aware that they aren't completely evil. Even yet, they're still unable to cross the barrier.

1.  Queen Beryl (Sailor Moon)

In the Sailor Moon series, Queen Beryl serves as the Dark Kingdom's ruler and is responsible for the Moon Kingdom's demise. She isn't totally malevolent, though. After falling in love with Endymion, she was defiled by Metalia.

Because of her grief from losing him to Serenity, she turned to the dark side, making her a convenient pawn for Metalia. Sailor Moon does not save her from the Senshi's wrath, despite the fact that she is just as redeemable as the other villains.

2. Bankotsu (Inuyasha)

In Inuyasha, Bankotsu leads the Band of Seven and is the adversary of the Mount Hakurei arc. Inuyasha and his friends face the greatest threat from him because he is the strongest brother. He has a strong sense of honor despite his violence. As a faithful buddy, he protects his six brothers with a fierce level of devotion.

His devotion to his colleagues extends to their deaths, as he honors and respects each one by burying them in a dignified manner. Because of his mistaken beliefs, Bankotsu will never be freed from the clutches of evil.

3. Misa (Death Note)

After Kira, Misa Amane is the Death Note second Kira. After falling in love with the original Kira, she decides to join Light, a decision that Light is all too happy to take advantage of. However, she does it out of love for him despite the fact that she is aiding him in his killing spree. Light manipulates her emotions throughout the novel as he pushes her to perform heinous acts. Misa’s loyalty is based on honest motives.

Her affection for Light demonstrates her ability to feel empathy, a quality that sets her distinct from him. Redeeming herself would have been feasible if she'd escaped Kira's clutches.

4. Alois Trancy (Black Butler II)

One of the primary antagonists, Alois Trancy, is introduced in the second season of Black Butler. He is a psychopath and sadist from the moment he meets you. We learn more about his tragic backstory in Season 2, and this helps us understand why we've come to hate him so much.

One of Alois' greatest desires is to be accepted and liked by people. He clings to Claude in the hope that he will reciprocate his feelings for him. The fact that Claude is so deeply involved in his life ultimately proves to be the source of his demise. He wouldn't have gotten so twisted had he found the affection he needed sooner. It's too late by the time he finds it.

5. Lust (Fullmetal Alchemist)

Fullmetal Alchemist's homunculus Lust is distinct from her fellow homunculi. She has no resemblance to the sin that takes her name. Despite the fact that she is the cruelest and deprived of the bunch, there is still hope for her. When it comes to Gluttony, she has proved that she is capable of empathy.

Despite her ferocity, she has admirable qualities and is a likable character, particularly in the 2003 re-release. Lust is given a little reprieve when he joins the Elric brothers' side. However, this quickly leads to her death, which leaves it unrealized in the end.

6. Kimimaro (Naruto)

In Naruto, Kimimaro is an ardent supporter of Orochimaru. In order to serve his savior, he does whatever it takes in order to devote his entire life to him. Despite the fact that he is an opponent of the Hidden Villages, he is not a horrible guy. As a soldier, his dedication to his fellow soldiers is undeniable. In particular, Jugo becomes a dear buddy to him. Even though he has a misplaced loyalty to Orochimaru, he simply wants to reciprocate the favor he has shown him.

In the end, Kimimaro does not live long enough to receive the justice he so well merits. He succumbs to his disease and dies in a last-ditch effort to help his lord before that time comes.

7. Enishi (Rurouni Kenshin)

Jinchu arc villain Enishi Yukishiro has introduced in Rurouni Kenshin and Samurai X: Reflection as the major antagonist. He is driven to kill Kenshin by the urge to revenge the death of his sister, Tomoe. Enishi is the arc's villain, although the audience can empathize with him considerably.

He is still struggling to come to terms with the death of his sister, and he hasn't been the same since. Disbelief and emotional breakdown follow Kenshin's defeat. Even while it's indicated that he'll heal and become a better person, fans don't get to experience this much-needed transformation.

8. Azula  (Avatar: The Last Airbender)

Azula in Avatar: The Last Airbender wants to confront her mother.

For Avatar: The Last Airbender fans, Azula is the most terrifying villain, even more so than her father, Firelord Ozai. She's hated by everyone in the series. Initially, she appears to be a villain of epic proportions.

However, the psychological breakdown at the end of the show exposes that beneath that haughty veneer is a small girl in misery. More than Azula admits, the abuse she suffered at the hands of her abusive parents instilled in her a need to be perfect. Zuko's sincere affection for her would have undoubtedly changed her behavior had she received it.

9. Mariko (Elfen Lied)

In the Elfen Lied series, Mariko Kurama is one of the most dangerous Diclonius. She is the daughter of Chief Kurama and is being kept alive by her dying mother, Hiromi, because of her pleas. She has been imprisoned in a high-security prison cell since she was born at the facility. She doesn't know anyone and won't see the light of day until she's liberated to look for Lucy.

The killer in her has taken hold of her thoughts, and she has lost all empathy for others. This, despite the fact that she is still a child. Her brutal treatment has transformed her into the terrifying monster that they all fear she will become. She may have been a different person if she had been loved by her parents.

10. Team Rocket's Members (Pokémon)

Team Rocket has been the bad guy in every region in the Pokémon anime series. Ash and his friends are constantly being pursued by these thugs, who plan to capture Pikachu and any other Pokémon they can get their hands on. Even though they are the primary villains, they have demonstrated that they can be heroes. Many times, they've helped Ash when he's been in need, and the group has gotten along well with each other. And they're genuinely concerned about the well-being of their Pokémon, too.

In spite of their affiliation with a nefarious organization, fans are aware that Jessie and James are decent people. Their only crime is that they are unwilling to join the heroes and instead persist in their fruitless attempts at snatching Pokémon.

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