Best Elfen Lied Characters

The Top Ten
1 Lucy Lucy (born as kaede), is a tragic, fictional Japanese Anti-Heroine, and Anti-Villianess, who is the main protagonist of her debut source, a manga officially known as Elfen Lied [alfen leed], written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto, which was best known for it's T.V. adaptation of the same name, Directed... read more

I was pretty young when I watched Elfen Lied, not because I intended to, but because my elder cousin would put it on TV in the room that all the youngsters shared on trips. He was shameless, but anyway, I didn't even understand the plot that much. I was just terrified of Lucy, no matter what she did. I was convinced throughout the show that I really didn't like her. But when she died, I was genuinely depressed, and I was dazed for an entire week thinking about the poor girl. Damn, I felt for this girl. She was so darn tragic. What little solace she sought was found in Kouta, but nothing went well for the girl.

On a side note, Bando's appearance made me like Lucy even more. That character, I couldn't stand him. He made me scared as well as mad. He did pose as a hero, but I detested the way he treated all the women around him so harshly and unreasonably. He had to kill Lucy for a reason, but I just didn't like the fellow, and I couldn't sympathize with him no matter what, and that made me root for Lucy. Biased, I know.

2 Nana

Nana is so cute! I love her sweet and happy personality.

She's the cutest character in whole series.

3 Kurama

He is the guy I identify and sympathize with. And his story : one of the most tragic and conflicted I have ever seen. In addition, his well developed relations with so many others protagonists of the story. I <3 this guy. To create such an amazing and elaborated character, thanks Elfen Lied.

Why is the picture the Kurama from Naruto?

4 Mayu
5 Bando

Bando is by far my most favourite character of Elfen Lied. He is one of the main reasons why I like Elfen Lied so much. He joined the Special Assault Team (SAT) just so he could legally murder people. Bando might appear to be an aggressive ass in the very beginning of Elfen Lied, but later on, he turns out to be a hero. Bando tries to save humanity by killing Lucy. Even when Bando lost a fight to Lucy and was heavily injured, he didn't give up. He kept trying to kill Lucy, which proves he is extremely goal-oriented. Bando is the best character Elfen Lied has and actually one of the best characters of all series I know. He deserves more screen time.

I am actually surprised to see that Bando wasn't even in the top 10. I thought he would be the first or second in the list.

6 Kouta

In my opinion, whether the male lead is trash or excellent, I always choose him. Even in School days and Future Diary

I guess young Kouta is screaming like a little baby while Kanae is deceased!

7 Mariko

Why is she on this list? She is the worst.
Is there also a list of worst characters?
Cause she would be number 1 on that list.
She was mean, cruel, sadistic, mentally retarded, vicious, self-centered, insane, dumb, crazy, stupid, ruthless, psychopatic and just the most retarded Elfen Lied character out there.
She makes my blood boil when I think of her.
I admit, Yuka made my blood boil too, but that was only once, and my blood doesn't boil when I think about Yuka.
Normally, I don't have a problem with sadistic characters,
But Number 35's attitude really terrifies and enrages me.
Seriously, words cannot describe how insane she is.
Number 35 deserved her death, especially in the Anime.
In the manga, she was actually bearable.
But in the anime, she's straight-up unlikeable.
How are people able to like her?

8 Yuka

She must commit suicide by hanging herself, she was extremely the least supportive character in the whole anime. I hate jealous people, including Yuka. She should not be jealous just because Nyu and Kouta were having a relationship together. She should be happy that her cousin found the right girl. She seriously needs to support Nyu a lot more than that, she always causes trouble more worse´Żą

I didn't see a purpose for this character. The whole incest thing with her cousin was unnecessary. And all she did was complain about Kouta and Lucy.

9 Nyu

Nyuu is adorable! Lucy is first, but Nyuu is just the cuter, more kawaii, and better version!

10 Kaede

Kaede is so cute! She is way too underrated, and deserves way more screen time. Whenever I think of how she died, I tear up. Like, her last words with her brother were, "I hate you". She died thinking that her brother didn't trust her and her brother didn't care about what she said.

Kinda like Glimmer from the Hunger Games, dying knowing that no one would care if you die and your life can be sacrificed without anyone giving a crap.

Ok, this is Elfen Lied not the Hunger Games so I'll shut up.

The Contenders
11 Director Kakuzawa
12 Lucy's Puppy
13 Professor Kakuzawa
14 Nozomi

Not only is she adorably shy, she's also incredibly selfless and determined to make her dreams come true despite her humiliating medical issues. Some people look down on her for them and feel that they make her unworthy of being taken seriously as a person, but when you think about it, that exact reaction is how the diclonii are treated in-series. Neither horns nor diapers are reason to ostracize others.

15 Kanae
16 Wanta
17 Kotha
18 The Agent
19 Saito
20 The Unnamed Diclonius
21 Shirakawa
22 Mariko Kurama
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