Top Ten Anime Characters With Sad and Depressing Back Stories

These characters can be considered very inspiring and leave you in tears. Sometimes... They even change throughout the series and become stronger because of it! (WARNING_ MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! )

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61 C.C. (Code Geass) C.C. (Code Geass) C.C. is the pseudonym of a fictional character in the Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion anime series by Sunrise. C.C.'s real name is never shared with the audience, despite eventually being learned by protagonist Lelouch Lamperouge.
62 Ayano Tateyama (Kagerou Project)
63 Satoru Fujinuma (Erased)

He lost 15 years of his life! that's one of the most horrible things I can imagine! He should be in top 20!

64 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.

65 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.

66 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.

67 Juvia (Fairy Tail)

Yeah kind off sad

68 Ushio Okazaki (Clannad) Ushio Okazaki (Clannad)

Growing up 5 years without a father. Having your mother die during your birth. Die shortly after reuniting with your father. Tough.

69 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.

Brook should be #1 and every single one who came before him (except Law) didn't have even remotely as sad backstory ass Brook did.

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.

70 Kano Shuuya (Mekakucity Actors)

First of all, his poor mother abused him when he was 5-8 years old, which led rumors to the neighbors that his mother is abusing him, but he loved his mother very much so he decided to deceive people that he was fine, then a bunch of burglars broke into his house and wanted to protect his mother but he and his mother were both stabbed. So he had a chance to live again and gain the "deceiving eyes" that makes his appearance look different, so it also means he can fake his emotions easily, so he was out in an orphanage and became friends with two kids who also have eye powers. When they got out of the orphanage and got adopted by a woman, they had a big sister named Ayano, Ayano took really good care of them and they were all happy, but nope, their mother had to die, and caused the father to be depressed and also led them to depression, so his sister had to commit suicide because if she didn't the three kids have to die and he was the only one who knew and saw her death, he loved his ...more

71 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

72 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.
73 Asuka Langley Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion) Asuka Langley Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
74 Yukishiro Tomoe (Rurouni Kenshin)
75 Mariko (Elfen Lied)

I felt no pity for her at all.
At least Lucy has something good inside her.
This punk is pure evil.
She was mean, sadistic, cruel, ruthless, selfish, self-centered, vicious, homicidal, dumb, brainless, insane and just an intellectual disabled villain.
Her death felt very well-deserved, and her death was very satisfying.
She deserved her death!
Nobody should pity her, or praise her.
Why would you?
Why would you like this punk?
Number 35 makes shou tucker like Edward Elric.
My blood boils when I think about her, imagine how I felt when I was watching the Anime.
And her self-centered personality enrages me.
At least she's rotting in hell now..

76 Maria Ushiromiya (Umineko no Naku Koro ni)

Maria is just a nine year old girl who lived a happy life. She thinks everything is fine and dandy is is COMPLETELY loyal to her mother. Thing is, her mother is always away, Maria thinks this is for work. But it's the complete opposite, Rosa, her mother goes out in order to be with her secret lover. In the story it shows that Maria knows this, but overlooks it completely disbelieving the fact her mother would do something so cruel. she is a child that can break the chains of hate and is happy as long as she is with her friends and Sakatarou, her closest friend.
But worst comes to worst and her mothers destroys sakatarou, destroying Maria's only source of happiness. As revenge, maria proceeds to kill her mother multiple times in revenge. But before this, Rosa rejects Maria's existence, saying she never ever loved her. And in turn, this denies Maria's whole existence causing her to become enraged.

In summary, Maria was a child who never was loved truly, and her source of ...more

77 Kyoko Sakura (Puella Magi) Kyoko Sakura (Puella Magi) Kyoko Sakura is a fictional character from the 2011 anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica and its related media.

Kyoko's family was poor because no one would listen to her father's beliefs at the church they owned. So she wished that people will listen to he father's beliefs. But this led to the downfall when her father learned about her wish. Then he believed that she is a witch who sold her soul to the devil. But one day, her father snapped then killed her little sister the killed himself leaving Kyoko alone.

78 Roy (Solty Rei)
79 Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tail) Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tail) Lucy Heartfilia is a wizard in the guild, Fairy Tail. Her magic is called celestial spirit magic which allows her to summon spirits from another world. She currently possesses fifteen celestial keys, which is an extraordinary number for a celestial mage. She gets along best with Team Natsu, containing more.

First of all, she wasn't abused, she was just ignored, but got everything what she wanted when she grew up, she was rich, she hated her dad just because he was busy and stressed and now he is dead. How is she on the list?

Her mom died when she was very young, then her dad verbally abused her to the point where she began to despise him. Finally she reached her limit and ran away. when you get a glimpse in to Lucy's back story in the phantom lord arc, it is truly heartbreaking to see what she has gone through.

80 Broly (Dragon Ball Z) Broly (Dragon Ball Z)

Yeah being a psychopath is ssooo bad... Just screaming all day without doing anything... SSOOO SAD INDEED! - Goku02

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