Top Ten Anime Characters with the Saddest PastsErzaScarlet
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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.
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. - NerdBunny
Witnessing your family killed by the person you love the most in this world... Imagine how painful that would be! - Goku02
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
His past is similar to Naruto's.
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
Hmmm... Zeref and Jellal have the saddest pasts in my opinion but Zeref has been enduring pain for 400 years so... yeah. - Goku02
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.
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3. Naruto Uzumaki
2. Jellal Fernandes - Fairy Tail
3. Sasuke Uchiha