Top Ten Anime Characters With Sad and Depressing Back Stories


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61 Shu Ouma (Guilty Crown) Shu Ouma (Guilty Crown)

In every momment he lost his yhings like Inori, hare, his friend, his fayher, his mother, his sister and his hand and in last his eyes

62 Nami (One Piece) Nami (One Piece) Nami is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. She is based on Ann and Silk, two characters from Oda's previous manga Romance Dawn.
63 Asuka Langley Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion) Asuka Langley Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
64 Mariko (Elfen Lied)
65 Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist) Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist)

You may know Scar as an evil character but actually he has a tragic backstory. When he was a little younger the Isballen (however you spell it) including him were attacked by alchemists starting the Ishballen war. His older brother tried to study alchemy himself to try and defeat the alchemists. During the war Scar's arm is blown off and his parents are killed as well as 98% of his whole village. His brother, still alive tries to save him as the light from Scar's eyes begin to vanish. Desperate he has no choice but to give him his own arm, the one that has the alchemy ingredients/symbols on it. Waking up Scar find that his brother is gone and looks down and finds that his brother has given his life just to save him causing him to hate and want to kill ALL alchemists.

66 Roy (Solty Rei)
67 Sherry Belmont (Zatch Bell!)

She was raised by a mother who never loved her and saw her only friend get possessed by a demon, causing her to be absolutely traumatized and pissed off.

68 Fai D. Flowright (Tsubasa Chronicle) Fai D. Flowright (Tsubasa Chronicle)

Was there anything in his life that was not depressing?

He just had a really sucky childhood, I don't feel like explaining it.

"Fai", had a twin brother named Fai. "fai Original name was Sai. but things happened, and sai took Fai name instead.

What had happened was that the two twins were prophesied to be very powerful, and would soon have immense magical powers together. In order to prevent this they seperated the two twins. locking one in the top of the tower, and one in the bottom. They never could see each other. now Fai was at the bottom, and he made a contract with another person, If one twin died, the other would be free. In the end Fai sacrificed himself to free Sai from above the tower. When sai found out what happened he took Fai's name so that he would never forget his brother.

69 Scourge (Warrior Cats) Scourge (Warrior Cats) Scourge is a villain the Warrior Cats series . He's the leader of BloodClan . He was bullied by his siblings, Socks and Ruby, in the past because he was the smallest out of his kin . One of his most notable features is his collar of dog teeth .

In The Rise of Scourge, Tiny was smaller than the other cats that lived with him: Socks, and Ruby, but even when he was having fun and playing, they still both didn't like him, he was small and helpless, then the 1st time he went into the forest, it was really fun and stuff were bigger than usual, then he came back and told everything about it, Ruby was being sarcastic, then as Tiny kept on telling them, Ruby pinned him down and got her claws out. Tiny was sad, and Tiny's mother also preferred Socks and Ruby than Tiny, and she was maybe keeping this secret all along, but she did tell Socks and Ruby to stop being mean to Tiny a load of times, then when the cats moved with new owners, Socks and Ruby were having fun, but when Ruby turned around to see Tiny, she said exactly this:"The housefolk cub wants us. Not you. And you know what happens to unwanted kittens? They get thrown in the river." And Tiny was unwanted too, when he tried to get his owners attention, his owner just ...more

70 Obito Uchiha (Naruto) Obito Uchiha (Naruto)

Obito loves Rin, who only seemed to care about Kakashi. When he protected Kakashi, he nearly died. Later he sees the girl he loved be killed right infront of his eyes because he couldn't make it in time. had he reached her only secounds earlier she might still be alive.

Broken and depressed he decided to create the Infiante Symomi, a dream world, to escape reality.

71 Sasori of the Red Sand (Naruto Shippuden) Sasori of the Red Sand (Naruto Shippuden)

He lost his parents at a young age and his grandmother, unable to tell him so said that they would come back someday. Then after waiting for parents who will never return his grandmother introduced him to puppet making, he basically creates a puppet version of his family to replace the parents he lost. Then later, not only is he killed by the "Mother" and "Father" puppets he made, but he also is killed by his grandmothers hand.

His backstory always makes me want to cry. He lost his parents at a very young age, which is what caused him to turn cold over time. You just gotta feel sorry for him.

Sasori is my favorite character in Naruto, and possibly in every anime I have ever watched. His backstory was so sad, and I feel bad every time I watch or read it.

His is the saddest because his gramma hated herself for what she did to sasori

72 Tomoyo Sakagami (Clannad) Tomoyo Sakagami (Clannad)
73 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.

Vegeta's planet was destroyed along with everyone he knew including his father by Frieza. then Frieza trained him and made him an evil person who killed everyone Frieza ordered. Then he eventually finds out that Frieza destroyed his planet and he didn't get to kill him. Frieza was instead killed by a low class saiyan who also became a super saiyan before vegeta and generally earns all the glory throughout the entire series (Goku)

74 Goku (Dragon Ball) Goku (Dragon Ball) Son Goku (Born Kakarrot) is the main protagonist of the Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. His abilities include super strength, utilization of ki, flight, teleportation, super speed, enhanced reflexes, and Super Saiyan transformation that increase strength, speed, and durability. more.

He killed his father without knowing, was living in the woods by himself, and thought his parents abandoned him.

75 Sachiko Shinozaki (Corpse Party)

This poor girl couldn't live a full childhood. She saw her mother killed and was strangled after.

76 Nina Tucker (Fullmetal Alchemist)

How would you like to spend your childhood being fused with your pet dog to become a chimera by your own father, then later killed?

Her father not only uses her mother for human experimentation that leads to her death, but later uses her for the same project though in the end she still lived him anyway.

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77 Ryner Lute (The Legend of the Legendary Heroes)

Ryner is constantly cast out over and over by all those who he interacts and makes bonds with but he keeps trying anyway and never loses his faith in humanity, causing him to suffer more

All his life he was hated as a monster because he had Alpha Stigma. At one point in the show he's even tortured because of it. He was orphaned at a young age but when they found out he was an alpha stigma they turned on him. His backstory is one of the saddest I've seen.

78 Yui (Angel Beats) Yui (Angel Beats)

Till now I didn't fond an anime character with a story sadder than Yui's in Angel Beats

79 Brook (One Piece)

His back story made me cry endlessly, but still he acts like a gentleman and cracks jokes about him being a skeleton.

One of the saddest backstories iv'e seen, imagine being by yourself for 50 years on a ship just drifting into nothingness and not being able to walk in the sun like a normal person.

80 Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto) Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto) Naruto Uzumaki is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.
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