Top Ten Anime Characters With the Worst Childhood

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41 Ultear Milkovich (Fairy Tail) Ultear Milkovich (Fairy Tail)

Originally brought to scientists by her mother to find a cure for an illness she had. She got better, but scientists used painful experiments on her instead. Hoping for her mom to come back, she asks what happened to her. The scientists lie and say her mother abandoned her. After escaping, she finds her mother training with two other kids. Thinking she's been replaced, she goes off, without reuniting with her poor mother.

42 Cana Alberona (Fairy Tail) Cana Alberona (Fairy Tail)
43 Nagato Uzumaki (Naruto Shippuden) Nagato Uzumaki (Naruto Shippuden)

Yes, in my opinion Naruto should be just below gara or on par with him. Simply one of the saddest childhood I've seen. Easily win top 3.

Nagato's pain... Only Nagato can understand..

Nagato deserve better position in this rank after pain suffer

44 Morgiana (Magi) Morgiana (Magi)

Morgiana was captured as a slave from a young age and forced to serve some noble brat who beat and cut her and threatened constantly to kill her because she was worth nothing and she belonged to him. Literally created a psychological chain to her - though she did manage to break that.

45 Takashi Natsume (Natsume Yuujinchou)

Abused and neglected as ac hild for his ability to see ghosts, natsume was passed around from family to family without any stable home. he's stated once that sometimes his caretakers would "forget to feed him" and he spent many nights sleeping outside because he wasn't allowed to go home.

46 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 ...read more.

I agree that Lucy did have a horrible childhood. I mean everything in the house was lively but after her mother died the house became silent and her father was treating her badly. But at least she has friends now.

After her mother died she grew up in a big lonely house with a father who neglected her. She had a lonely childhood until she finally ran away

She was all alone when her mother died and then her father never payed attention to her that's just horrible

Her story is kinda boring

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47 Asuka Langley Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion) Asuka Langley Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion)

Asuka has passed trough such a traumatic childhood that in my opinion makes her one of the deepest anime character and the best of NGE. Episode 22... Just... Episode 22.

48 Hōjō Satoko (Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni)

Let me see... Her parents died, leaving her and her brother in the care of their abusive aunt and uncle. The aunt was so mean to her that she ended up relying on her brother for every little thing. This gradually drove her brother insane until he finally killed the aunt, and went into a coma afterwards and was taken by a secret organization (spoiler spoiler cough cough so to everyone else he simply went missing).

In later arcs, when her abusive uncle returns she simply takes the abuse without any complaints. It is revealed she feels responsible for her brother's disappearance and she thinks that if she proves to him that she's strong enough to take the abuse, he might come back. This results in her getting beat up often, and possibly sexually abused. One time she almost kills herself after hallucinating her uncle telling her to stay in a hot bath and count until 100, 000 (or something like that).

Now don't tell me that's not sad.

49 Inuyasha (InuYasha)

Are you serious! He's been abused ever since he's been a kid. The place he was supposed to call home HATED HIM. And to top it all of, his only friend, his mother died. His brother hated him, and he never knew his father.

Even though it isn't his childhood, soon girl girl in a mini-skirt always breaks his back!

I just wish Rumiko Takahashi showed the whole entire revelation of the whole entire past life of Inuyasha himself back then before in the first place so I could be able to see his whole entire past really look like so far. There are reasons why Kagome, Sango, Kirara, Shippo, Miroku, Kouga, Ginta, Hakkaku and all the others deserve to able to travel back time to Inuyasha's whole entire past life only just to find out what made Inuyasha so mean, stubborn and rude without Inuyasha around nor whenever Inuyasha isn't around at all so far. It should've happened in canon back then before in the first place, Rumiko Takahashi.

His bad or worst childhood past life made him mean, stubborn and rude all because he was hurting inside so far.I entirely like to imagine if Kagome, Sango, Kirara, Shippo, Miroku, Kouga, Ginta and Hakkaku travel back in time to Inuyasha's past to find out what made him so mean, stubborn and rude without Inuyasha around or whenever Inuyasha is not around so far. It entirely should've happened in canon back then before. Rumiko Takahashi is such a fool.

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50 Marik Ishtar (Yu-Gi-Oh!) Marik Ishtar (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
51 Natsume Hyuuga (Gakuen Alice)

His village hates him for burning down their village when it wasn't his fault. He was forced to school where they make him do dangerous missions, even though he is just a child.

Natsume's life was manipulated by the alice principal.. He was seperated from his family for his powers and had to do dangerous missions for the academy for the sake of his sister's safety.. the other students were all afraid of him and he was dying from too much alice use. He was abused by persona and the principal..

52 Jessie (Pokemon)

When she was young her mother left her to go and find Mew and when her mother never returned she had to live in an poor Orphanage. While living with her mother they were very poor and she had to eat snow to survive.
After she had left the Orphanage she wanted to become a nurse but she didn't have enough money to apply for a proper school so she went to a school for Chanseys. She failed to pass because as she was not a Pokemon she couldn't learn the move sing. Since she had nowhere to go she ended up joining Team Rocket along with James and Meowth.

You may think I am messed up but I really really really fell in love with her when I know her background story. Just so sad.

Can't argue with this one. Jesse's tale is one of the saddest in Pokemon. She deserves better honestly and I always hoped James will be her Prince.

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53 Fai D. Flowright (Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle) Fai D. Flowright (Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle)

Fai's story is so sad! When he was really little, he was thrown in a dump for people who commited crimes when he did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, and that's where his twin brother died, accidently because of him and he was sad because he felt guilty. AS If that wasn't hard enough, he was also burdened with the weight of two curses, one of which involved KILLING one of HIS OWN FRIENDS who possessed greater power than him.

54 Ken Kaneki (Tokyo Ghoul) Ken Kaneki (Tokyo Ghoul)

He had a very lovely mother which overworked herself which eventually died. That's actually pretty sad considering if you were in a place like that as a child you wouldn't be able to help out with work and stuff. He also had an aunt who would always asked Kaneki's mum for money which drove his mother to work harder. It wasn't as bad as others but still pretty bad.

55 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.

Why Luffy, where the hell is Nami on this list.

This kid had it the worst. Like about everyone, he grew up without his mother or father, so his Marine grandpa, Garp, takes care of Luffy. Garp tries "training" the kid to become a Marine too. So when Luffy was about 5 or 6 years old, he would do things like leave him alone in the jungle without food. He would make him fight wild animals like gorilla's to train. He would also drop him off cliffs. When Garp went off to do Marine things which would last months, he would leave him in a bar. So one day when Luffy is 7, he desides to leave Luffy with some mountain bandits that he was blackmailing. Inside there was a kid named Ace who was 10 years old, and Garp's other grandkid. (Not by blood) Luffy got about a mouthful of rice and a glass of water everyday. He noticed Ace leaving everyday so Luffy started following Ace. every time he tried, Ace would try to kill him. He tired kicking down trees and making them crush Luffy, tired letting Croc's get him, tried pushing into fast ...more

56 Asada Shino (Sword Art Online: Gun Gale Online)

Not being thanked by the people you saved by shooting a gun at a robber who tried to kill them? And especially your own mother who doesn't support you? And PTSD and being a victim of bullying? This is a lot of sad stuff Shino had to go through compared to other childhoods on this list.

Not only did she suffer PTSD, she was also bullied in real life. Everyone she knew up until she met Kirito, thought of her as a murderer. - Crysis

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57 Rika Furude (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni)

She lived her childhood over a hundred times, and almost all of them ended with her being violently murdered.

She's had it much worse than most of these characters

How is she not higher on this list?

58 Seto Kaiba (Yu Gi Oh) Seto Kaiba (Yu Gi Oh)

His childhood was peaches and cream, what are you talking' about?

His parents died when he was a child leaving him and his little brother in the hands of his aunt and uncle who did not care about them but only for the money their parents had left them and eventually ran off with them abandoning them to be raised in an orphanage where they did not make any friends.Eventually the were adopted by the rich Gozaburo Kaiba who verbally abused and emotionally manipulated Seto and harshly trainedvhim and pushed him to his limits in order for him to learn how to function and behave in Gozaburo's circle as well as how to run the companyvwhich he was forced to do after his adopted father's death.In that field he could not trust anyone and through all of the abovehe had to take care of his little brother.

59 Sakata Gintoki (Gintama)

Dude. don't get me damn started. listen. this guy is an orphan from a war. he, as like a seven year old, traveled the ruins of battlefields looking for food in corpses. damn corpses.

he got adopted by a man whom he called sensei and was happy for a while with his friends and the sensei and all and then bam. sensei got taken away. right in front of him. he couldn't do it. hands tied up and all. man. damn. and then he went to war as a soldier looking for his sensei. guess what. he and his friends got messed up by the enemy. held custody. enemy brought up the sensei. enemy told him to kill either his sensei or his friends. he decapitated his sensei. his sensei. his dad basically. dude went into war only to kill his dad. jesus christ. hell.

This guy here had to survive in a battlefield full of corpses at a young age, then later on got adopted by a guy who he calls his sensei, only for his senses to get captured years later, and Gintoki is fighting in a war to find his sensei and when he and his friends get captured he had to decide to either kill his friends or his sensei. And he chose to kill the guy he saw as a father. enough Said.

Don't get me started in him he was orphaned during the war and went to survive on DED BODIES. Then he gets adopted by his sensei, only to have him taken away, went to war to save him, only to find him and kill him. That is got to be one hell of a life.

He went to war to save his sensei only to kill him, enough said.

60 Nine (Zankyou No Terror)
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