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Antihero

"An antihero, or antiheroine, is a protagonist in a story who lacks conventional heroic qualities and attributes such as idealism, courage, and morality. Although antiheroes may sometimes do the right thing, it is not always for the right reasons, often acting primarily out of self-interest or in ways that defy conventional ethical codes."
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This is the Wikipedia definition of an antihero, and I know it is not always the most legitimate source, but I really like this definition.

I love reading and am somewhat of a cinema junkie lol. That being said I'm even more of an anime fan. I think an antihero is such an interesting plot device. They do something for the greater good, but often not for the best reason. For example, a protagonist may do something for the greater good, but at what cost?


Who is the best anime antihero?

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Some of my favorite antiheros in anime include:

Lelouch from Code Geass
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Gin from Bleach
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Itachi from Naruto
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L from Deathnote
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Do you agree with any of these? Or is there one I didn't list that you think is a great antihero?

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Id probably say Itachi is my favourite Anti Hero I just love his Bond with Sasuke and the sacrifices he had to make for His Brother and the Hidden leaf.
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Vial wroteId probably say Itachi is my favourite Anti Hero I just love his Bond with Sasuke and the sacrifices he had to make for His Brother and the Hidden leaf.

He's definitely one of my favorite too. I remember when I first found out his backstory, I was in tears lol. I love when Sasuke learns about what Itachi did.
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Guts from Berserk hands down.
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Mortar wroteGuts from Berserk hands down.

I've only read the manga. I completely forgot about guts! Thanks for replying, mortar
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There's a lot of anti heros in the Naruto universe.

Naruto spoils

Pain (Nagato)
Sasuke (post itachi death)
Madara
Obito
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Saki wroteThere's a lot of anti heros in the Naruto universe.

Naruto spoils

Pain (Nagato)
Sasuke (post itachi death)
Madara
Obito

I think Pain and Itachi are my two fav antiheros from Naruto. I forgot how many there are in Naruto :3
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