Top Ten Anime Characters with the Saddest Pasts
The Top Ten
Rukia has a sad past. She never got to meet her sister then lost her own mentor to a hollow. She had it rough.
I'm bawling out tears.
Sure his back story was similar to Naruto's but it's the differences in them that set him apart. Gaara was considered a monster by not only his village but his family as well. His uncle tries to kill him on orders from Gaara's own father. I think the fact that he had family but was treated as he was is more tragic than Naruto's. Gaara was even led to believe by his father that his mother had hated him and that he was responsible for her death. Think about all that verbal abuse coming from the family who is supposed to love you. No wonder Gaara was so messed up and unstable. - NerdBunny
I usually don´t get sad or cry on pasts, but this one did bring me tears.
His past is similar to Naruto's.
I honestly feel like if I were to choose I'd say Itachi had a sadder back story. Sure Sasuke saw the dead bodies of his clan but Itachi had to actually kill them and his parents all for the sake of the village. Everyone always says poor Sasuke but I feel that Itachi is the one that had it more rough: forced to make an impossible decision between his village or clan, then has to leave his village and join a cult to spy on for his village (all while he's still a teen), and finally dies without his village knowing of his sacrifice for them. At least Sasuke found out about Itachi after he died but Sasuke was a bystander for his clan's murder while Itachi was forced to be an active participant. Itachi was a hero to his village but no one knew or acknowledged this while he was alive. He was treated as a traitor for following orders and putting the lives of the entire village before his own clan or emotions. He was like the shadow Hokage.
Witnessing your family killed by the person you love the most in this world... Imagine how painful that would be!
His past is way worse than Erza's because at least Erza has her friends and Fairy Tail, plus everyone loves and idolizes her, whilst Jellal had been being controlled for most of his life then had to either go to jail or relentlessly on the run as a fugitive and face the risk of being caught all the time. - Goku02
Kill your own family just for good or your own village but the village that he save treat him like a criminal. Its more painful that you killed your own family just for the sake of the village that betrayed you. I that he should be in the top 3 because sasuke just watch his family died but the village accept him.
I feel like having to kill your own family is much worse than watching your family get killed. Sasuke shouldn't be so high up.
Very Sad Past For This Poor Child
His Father Died Very Early In His Life Then His Mother Died Around Age 4 or 5 Then He Was Given To His Aunt Who Abused Him Because He Was Smarter Than Her Son And Slowly Gave Him Less And Less Food Until It Was Around One Piece Of Bread Every Week Or So To Keep Him Alive
It's not even that bad! Her past is much better than many One Piece characters.
Hmmm... Zeref and Jellal have the saddest pasts in my opinion but Zeref has been enduring pain for 400 years so... yeah. - Goku02
I didn't even watch Berserk,but after reading your comment,I think Guts deserve first place.
Born by a corpse, raised by a group of mercenary and ironed by the flames of many battles, Guts learned that in this life only the powerful survived. Always alone, always in battle, he doesn't have anyone or anything to call his own, only his trusted blade.
He hasn't had anyone die or anything, but he had an abusive father and his mom poured boiling water on his head. - Solacress
Nothings Worse Than Being Bullied For Something You Can't Control Such As Being Born With A Disability