We’re back! Hopefully you guys had a great and safe Memorial Day, as things get back to normal on our side of town. So here we are with yet another Top 5 post of ours, that highlights villains from your favorite anime titles, who become that ‘Man in the Mirror’ and makes that change – for various reasons. Whether it’s a battle against the protagonist or the urge to do bad suddenly isn’t in their best interest anymore, these villains (in many cases) either become assets to the company of the protagonist, or deal their own brand of justice against other villains the only way they see fit.
Number 5: Vegeta (DBZ and Super)
We know we’ve talked about this guy over a thousand times already, but he’s a prime example of a villain turned good. When he first came to earth with his partner Nappa, he wanted nothing more but to defeat Goku (Kakarot) and cause terror. After being killed by Frieza, the mighty saiyan prince now finds himself in the ranks of the Z-Warriors – but still carries that saiyan pride with him wherever he goes.
Number 4: Crona (Soul Eater)
Some villains become villains by either birth, choice, or through intent. Crona (in her case) was bullied into it by her abusive mother Medusa. She did what she was told even though she didn’t want to, but after meeting up with Maka, she decided she didn’t need her mother’s ‘approval’ anymore – and left the Dark Side.
Number 3: Orochimaru (Naruto Franchise)
Talk about a complete 180! Remember when Orochimaru founded the Sound Village, killed the Third Hokage, tried to go after Sasuke’s body, caused a war between the Hidden Leaf and the Hidden Sand (sort of), and kidnapped children? We did. Now he’s attended Naruto’s wedding and is on good terms with the ones that he’s killed. If you ask us, he’s been given more than a second chance – he’s been given a whole new life.
Number 2: Viral (Gurren Lagann)
He was the first antagonist of Gurren Lagann, but now he’s a part of Team Dai-Gurren taking on the Anti-Spiral. Back in his villainous days he referred to humans as nothing more than “naked apes”, and wanted nothing more than to rid himself of them. Now he finds himself as an invaluable ally to Dai-Gurren – after being disrespected by his comrades and spending more time with humans, of course.
Number 1: Sosuke Aizen (Bleach)
Let it be known to some fans of the series, that Aizen is a (lovable and charming) jerk. He pretended to be nice before killing his subordinate; Momo, then became the main villain for a large chunk of the series – until he’s sent to Hell Jail. Eventually he teams up with Ichigo to take on the bigger bad, and after they defeat him and save the world, Aizen ends up back in Hell Jail to serve out his sentence for his crimes. It’s a pretty long list, so it’ll be awhile before he gets out…
There you have it! Our Top 5 anime villains who have crossed over from the dark side, to the light. Also, the second chapter of our fanfiction title Sonic Beatdown: Danganronpa Silver, will be delayed until next Thursday. However, the first chapter will be posted on Fanficion.net tomorrow night!
Until then my friends, stay gold! 🙂