Top 10 Anime Characters Who Develop Over Time

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Anime characters who develop either by change or by situation.

The Top Ten

1 Vegeta - Dragon Ball Z Vegeta - Dragon Ball Z Vegeta is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

Battle of Gods proved how much he progressed, becoming stronger than Goku's normal strength, showing his love for Bulma, or when he blew himself up, he showed love

Vegeta is a god

He's awesome it's funny how he became bad then rude then a good guy in gt he took his daughter shopping how cute is that

2 Edward Elric - Fullmetal Alchemist/Brotherhood Edward Elric - Fullmetal Alchemist/Brotherhood Edward Elric, commonly nicknamed Ed, is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series created by Hiromu Arakawa.

Yeah, he really stays epic throughout the whole show. I mean, at the beginning he is a shrimp with a 6-pack, and he is pretty epic, but at the end, he is tall, with huge muscles, and who can't deny that killing God/Father with his own bare hands is awesome?! You go, Edward Elric!

He definitely develops more than any other character I've seen. Both in the 2003 version and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. But no matter what you, and no matter how much he has developed... Do. Not. Call. Him. Short! - NerdyPweeps

He really has changed at the end of the series. I'm proud of him!

3 Gohan - Dragon Ball Z Gohan - Dragon Ball Z Son Gohan is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. Gohan is introduced as the first son of the protagonist Goku, and his wife Chi-Chi, in chapter #196 Kakarrot, first published in Weekly Sh┼Źnen Jump magazine on October 24, 1988. Chi-Chi is a strict and protective ...read more.

Only until Cell saga. Buu saga it all went downhill.

Nah. I loved his progress up until adulthood

He doesn't do anything anymore so no. He stop developing after Cell.

He. Is. So.. AMAZING!

4 Naruto Uzumaki - Naruto Naruto Uzumaki - Naruto Naruto Uzumaki is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Just watch the epsiode Hero of the Hidden Leaf. It shows how Naruto transitioned from a troublemaker that EVERYONE hated, except Hinata, to a hero who saved the village from Pain. Seeing everyone cheer for his return was one of the most heartwarming moments in all of anime. But to make things even better, he became the hokage and got the respect from EVERYONE. A perfect example of a zero to hero character!

He is a worthy protagonist.

He goes from zero to the most powerful ninja in the world

5 Akito Hayama - Kodocha!

At the start of the series he's an angry and unlikable character who was the leader of a gang of hoodlums who took over the classroom until Sana comes along changed all that. - egnomac

6 Siena Yamada - Tenchi Muyo GXP
7 Monkey D Luffy - One Piece Monkey D Luffy - One Piece Monkey D. "Straw Hat" Luffy is a fictional character and the protagonist of the One Piece manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda.
8 Alphonse Elric - Fullmetal Alchemist/Brotherhood Alphonse Elric - Fullmetal Alchemist/Brotherhood Alphonse Elric, commonly called Al, is a fictional character in the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.
9 Kaneki Ken - Tokyo Ghoul Kaneki Ken - Tokyo Ghoul

He is by far the character with the most development, both mentally and physically. Even when he is a badass he is always kind though

This guy was introduced as a pure cinnamon roll then later as a scared one that needed help (he did nothing; he just wanted a date but he got turned into a ghoul like what). He later turned into a bada** sinnamon roll that depended on nobody, and they showed the development in a great way with Jason.(he didn't deserve any of this he just wanted a date poor kaneki) He changed so much in great ways in just 1 season so why isn't Kaneki number 1? (He also got like 10x hotter after the development just saying)

Are you serious why is this not number one?

10 Simon - Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

What?! Why is he not in the top 10? A fourteen year old driller grows to be the damn supreme leader of Earth.

Went from Shinji Ikari 2.0 to the most badass pilot of Team Dai-Gurren.

No image? Just who the hell do you think he is, admin? - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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The Contenders

11 Ichigo Morino - Please Teacher!
12 Tsunayoshi Sawada - Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
13 Ash - Pokemon V 1 Comment
14 Ganta Igarashi - Deadman Wonderland Ganta Igarashi - Deadman Wonderland
15 Coby - One Piece
16 Sakura Haruno - Naruto Sakura Haruno - Naruto Sakura Haruno is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

She might still be a somewhat bad character but she did grow up from the original series and her battle with Sasori showed her kicking butt. She also was smart enough to make an antidote for the poison to save Kankuro's life

She didn't kill Sasori, Chiyo was there to help her, plus Sasori chose to let his defenses down. And that's everything she has done in what? 700 episodes? - Goku02

She was really irritating at the beginning, but she gets better at the Shippuden thankfully.

17 Lelouch Vi Britannia - Code Geass Lelouch Vi Britannia - Code Geass
18 Clare - Claymore
19 Luke - Tales of the abyss

He turned from a spoilt brat with his head up his ass to a total badass

There is a lot of character development for Luke in Abyss...

His development was really strong.

20 Natsume Hyuuga - Gakuen Alice
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