Top 10 Scariest Anime Characters


The Top Ten

1 Lucy - Elfin Lied

I love lucy she is so cute and scary

Lucy isn't very scary, but shes still awesome

Lucy had an extremely messed up childhood. She's not scary, just damaged. Damaged people (Diclonii, in her case) can do scary things, and yeah she did some bad stuff, but that doesn't necessarily make her scary.
(Kyubey from Puella Magi Madoka Magica would be at the top of this list, if I had it my way. )

She is sooo COOOL AND DARK it's epic

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2 Hisoka - Hunter x Hunter Hisoka - Hunter x Hunter

When The Joker and Pennywise the Clown had sex, the result of that was creating Hisoka.

YUP! ! YUP! ! This dude made me want to hug Gon, because he always freaks out when it comes to... Hisoka. That dude, is just... Oh, god...

He's awesome


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3 Yuno Gasai - Future Dairy Yuno Gasai - Future Dairy

She is by far the cutest psycho that I have ever seen. The author really outdid himself. By far the scariest character you could possibly think of.

She is so scary. Cute and insane. The way she talks about killing is too scary. As if it is an everyday task. For her, it is. She kills without any care.

Imagine having satan as a girlfriend

I love Yuno! She is like an anime version of me

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4 Ai Enma - Hell Girl Ai Enma - Hell Girl

This girl is scary because of her near emotionless personality. The way she creeps behind people is so shocking. Don't even get me started on her assistants. Hone Onna, Ren and Wan Yudo are just as scary as her with all the weird stuff they do. - cardbeybrawl777

...Are you certain she doesn't display normal behavior? ...She resembles me...

Ai is SO Scary and cool at the same time. Like the way she just appears behind people, the way she is just emotionless makes her scary, But her "Ippen... Shinde miru? " is just so spooky and awesome. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

If a robot would look like a teenage girl, then this the result.
She's emotionless.

5 Sachiko Shinozaki - Corpse Party

How is a guy from Digimon scary? Sachiko is a young child who tortures others for FUN. She enjoys stabbing out eyeballs, ripping out intestines, dissecting live people, and stabs people with her SCISSORS! Oh ps, she also cut off a head of a elementary student! Dragon Ball people aren't scary and Digimon? What?!?

I don't get how one girl can be so creepy I had watched a scene of that one flashback and I had to look around my room for any sign of a little girl

How is she not number one I started watching the corpse party anime when I was 15 and I had nightmares for countless week

This is truly the scariest anime character in the world. But she also has an interesting backstory, and has two seperate souls, who are basically opposite personalities! Sachiko is so horrifying though! She enjoys cutting children's tounges off, and once gouged out some-one's eye in a flashback! I can't believe she isn't number 1 on this list!

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6 Johan Liebert - Monster Johan Liebert - Monster

Johan is literally one of a kind. Throughout the entire series of Monster I got to see this psycho at work and man it was scary. Obviously he didn't look scary but seriously, when you see his actions, they will give you nightmares.

Ironically he looks angelic but inside oozes nastiness.. Describe as a manipulative serial-killer. Of all the characters listed here. He is the only one I don't want to stumble with! This Guy may exist in real life, that's what's makes him so scary.

Why is he number 1? Because he is a manipulative phsycopath who has no real name. Through out the entire show, he is known as the Devil or the Nameless Monster. Do I even need to explain, why he's so scary? Watch Monster if you want to know what I mean. - cardbeybrawl777

He's so scary because of his both lack of emotion but also great verve. He's efficient and cruel.

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7 Lucemon - Digimon Fusion

HOW THE CRAP IS LUCEMON NOT TOP 5? THIS GUY IS SCARY! He may look innocent but behind his innocent mask HE IS PURE EVIL! He fooled so many people! He basically represents Satan! - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

Its kind of funny that a digimon character is on here...

He's not scary

8 Russia - Hetalia

He's not creepy just misunderstood... And I love him so much like seriously he's so cute!

Scary but also cute in a way ya'know?

Don't hug him, okay?

"Become one with me, da~"

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9 Light Yagami - Death Note Light Yagami - Death Note Light Yagami is a fictional character and the protagonist of the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

Light is an evil genius who is capable of killing anyone with a flick of a pen. Do I really need to explain why he's so scary?! - cardbeybrawl777

I agree on this one, but some of these aren't even scary. they're just really ruthless, like Cell. - llamabaconllama37

As long as this guy doesn't know your name, he can never kill you.

lol yes

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10 Shiro - Deadman Wonderland Shiro - Deadman Wonderland

Shiro has always been my most favorite character out of all the animes I've watched just because of how bubbly and cheerful she is. And how deadly she can be when her split personality (Wretched Egg) takes over.

Out of all the characters of Deadman Wonderland, why did I put Shiro. The reason I put her on this list is because of her split personality and how it comes out so unexpectedly. - cardbeybrawl777

I agree. Shiro always creeped me out, even at the beginning. Mockingbird did too. She was too happy and childish in a place like Deadman Wonderland. Her split personality was like whiplash. But overtime I came to actually like Shiro.

The Contenders

11 Ash Landers - Black Butler

More than scary he/she is the creepiest character ever. You don't get to be the hottest looking angel and then change your gender to a guy for whatever creepy purposes you have.

This is the most evil portrayal of an angel ever. He/She is a crazy phsycopath that wants to purify the world of it's filth. Do I really need to say why he/she is so scary. Ash left the queen to die and Angela made a scary mix of both Ciel's mom and dad. - cardbeybrawl777

Ash is freaky as crap. He is all bout "purifying" and stuff but... No laugh out loud

12 Creed - Black Cat
13 Glutonny - Fullmetal Alchemist

If you think Glutonny is creepy, wait til' you see Pride. He's the one of the biggest examples you can get to a character that's a true monster on the inside and outside.

Do I really need to explain this one? Getting eaten alive by this guy is such a horryfing way to die. Having a thought that a near unstoppable tub of lard that is pretty much immortal hunting you down so he can eat you alive will bring fear to anyone. - cardbeybrawl777

Wrath vs. Gluttony. Wrath is like a pebble being flicked and crunched in someone's mouth.

This guy is basically a cannibal on crack and steroids. He's messed up.

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14 Cell - Dragon Ball Z Cell - Dragon Ball Z Cell is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball series by Akira Toriyama. He is the main antagonist of the Android Saga, being an android/artificial life form from the future, whose goal is to become "perfect" via absorbing Androids 17 and 18 and becoming the strongest fighter in the universe.

Majin Buu was scarier than this guy.

Sure cell takes your insides from you slowly, but Majin Buu takes over your whole entire in seconds and he can turn you into food and/or clay.

His tail looks like a penis but besides that he isn't scary.

Oh come on, the thought that this thing and absorb you with his tail just to get stronger will scare anyone. - cardbeybrawl777

15 Smiling Titan - Attack on Titan

Holy mother of CRAP these are TERRIFYING! These creatures KILL FOR FUN! Need I say more? - wXDarkcoolXw

Creepy. Need I say more?

16 Kid Buu - Dragon Ball Z Kid Buu - Dragon Ball Z
17 Tendo Kozunu - Tokyo Majin

This guy is a really well done villan. I mean come on an evil sorcerer that can turn you into a demon with a blink of an eye well derserves a spot on this count down - cardbeybrawl777

18 Mei Misaki - Another Mei Misaki - Another Mei Misaki is the female protagonist of Another and a student of Class 3-3 in 1998. She was labeled by her classmates as "the one that does not exist."

I think Mei is more cute than scary. The really scary ones are the rest of the class at the end of the series.

19 Shion Sonozaki - Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Shion Sonozaki - Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni

So Higurashi has a very, very weird story that's actually composed of several stories. Shion is the creepiest character in all of them. It's not so much the murdering; anybody can do that. No, the real reason she's scary is twofold.

1: She's so incredibly manipulative of everybody around her.

And 2: How damn CALM she is when she's killing everyone. At least near the start. Then she becomes completely INSANE. The main hallmark? That laugh. The laugh that haunts my nightmares.

Why is Yuno Gasai higher than this. Just stay away from Yukki and you're fine. Nobody escapes shion. She's by far the scariest. There are ways to avoid everyone in front of her. She's never going to be avoided. I love Higurashi so much. - VocaloidFan1119

Yuno: Instantly stabs or shoots you. Done. "Yukkii! "
Shion: Slowly tortures you to death "Ahahaaha! "
Yet Yuno is No. 4 and Shion is No. 21? These Yuno guys have no idea what Hinamizawa Syndrome does to you. Hell, forget Shion, ANY character from Higurashi that contracts the late stages of Hinamizawa Syndrome is scarier anything Mirai Nikki throws at you. Well, except maybe Satoko, but she still killed her parents in extreme paranoia.
And by the way, she is NOT Mion. Watch the anime first

20 Belarus - Hetalia

She's a crazy stalker who even manages to scare Russia! She leaves claw marks on his door for god's sake!

A creepy brother-stalker who is obsessed with incest shipping herself with Russia (her brother)

She is pretty scary... Poor Russia

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21 Tatarigami - Princess Mononoke

Luckaly only 2!

Did you know for some resion the pictures on Google images are more scary than the animation
look it up if you don't beleve me

Like this is really the only anime character that still scares me
and I have wached toyko ghoul

22 Nina - Code Geass

How dare she knock up the table. The table is nothing wrong... Despite being a tab,e

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23 Nui Harime - Kill La Kill Nui Harime - Kill La Kill

Satan incarnate in a dress. The combo between innocent appearance and calm sadism is just petrifying. If I woke up and saw her staring at me I would die before I had time to scream. Needs to be Top 5 for sure

This girl should be higer. she's and actual creep. Could be besties with Yuno

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24 Kyubey - Puella Magi Madoka Magica Kyubey - Puella Magi Madoka Magica Kyubey is a fictional character from the 2011 anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica and its related media.

I had nightmares for days, I was so scared.

25 Yakumo Oomori - Tokyo Ghoul Yakumo Oomori - Tokyo Ghoul

Just horrifying

Jason is a ghoul from Tokyo ghoul that fancies killing and harming. Even his face looks like some kind of monster that just ate 1000 people in 10 seconds. He has a room that he calls "playroom". In the room he has dozens of tools for torture, hundreds of buckets full of clipped fingers and toes of the victms. Lastly, there world be a chair where the victm is locked up.

P.S. the dead body of the victm will always be on the chair until the new on comes in!

26 Orochimaru - Naruto Orochimaru - Naruto Orochimaru is a fictional character from the Naruto universe created by Masashi Kishimoto and developed into a media franchise, which consists of a series of manga, anime, soundtracks, OVAs, movies, video games, and other collectibles.

Besides the fact that he's so hot and sexy, Orochimaru is exactly the definition of word creepy. He's scary and creepy on a cool, sexy way.

This guy is a snake-pedo-man. Jesus, I mean sure he’s a great villain (despite doing disturbing things with his body) but I mean he is OBSESSED with Sasuke. We all know he has a shrine of him in his bedroom. It’s gross.

27 Shou Tucker - Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Shou Tucker - Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

This is literally the only anime character I can think of that has ever made me fearful of an anime show. He is not the most powerful villain in the world, he is not a serial killer or a representation of death. He is simple a alchemical scientist and a dad. The thing that makes him so un-comparably scary is the lengths he has gone for the sake of his research. In the series it was noted that he murdered his wife through alchemy to further his research of chimeras and years after lying to everyone about her death he conducts an experiment with the family dog and his daughter essentially fusing the two to create an inexplicably eerie chimera with his daughters emotions and thoughts still attached. In probably the darkest scene I have ever witnessed, this man deserves to be at the top. Chills have never failed to follow the thoughts of this scene even after so many years of this anime's release.

This man turned his one and only daughter into a talking chimera by combining her with her dog. Why did he do this? To save his State Alchemist Certification.
Shou Tucker = The Worst Father Ever.

The most hated anime charecter ever (spoopy)

28 Broly - Dragon Ball Z: Broly Broly - Dragon Ball Z: Broly
29 Shogo Makishima - Psycho Pass
30 Ryūgū Rena - Higurashi When They Cry

How can this creepy girl is not in the list? I thought she is on the top 10! Shine is scarier though.

Love her, definitely the creepiest laugh I ever heard

31 Pride - Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

Pride. Looks like Alucard from Hellsing had a child.

32 Louise Francoise Le Blanc de La Valliere - Familiar of Zero

I understand for those who don't watch this show, but for people who do, it is accurate. This cute, tiny, pink-haired girl is not cotton candy. She blows her lover into the sky if he's seen looking at another girl.

33 Gaara Of The Desert - Naruto

Something about him is

That guy when he was 11 years old he is flipping scary but when he was younger he was really cute.
As a teen he is really hot though

This guy will kill for the sake of living...which means he LIVES TO KILL. He has a demon inside of him, and it makes him all the more dangerous.When he's killing, he will make THE scariest smile you've EVER seen (Except for psycho killers' faces...) Gaara is the sheer definition of psycho ninja. He does get a little less scary in Naruto Shippuden, so my point is he's a lot scarier in Naruto. (During the Chunin exams) - wXDarkcoolXw

One of garaas most brutal kills was in the chunky exams one of the genine had a umbrella he took the umbrella and squished him like a bug with sand and used the umbrella to not get the blood dropping from the sky

34 Midousuji Akira - Yowamushi Pedal

His face and movements makes him the most creepy thing I have ever laid my eyes on.

Midosuji is just misunderstood. What happened to his mom was really sad.

35 Mayuri Kurotsuchi - Bleach Mayuri Kurotsuchi - Bleach
36 Sonozaki Mion - Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni
37 Levi - Attack on Titan Levi - Attack on Titan Levi Ackerman is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama.

Hanji is actually said be the scariest when angry. But don't frack Mikasa or Levi. You won't walk out alive.

Don't frack with the Ackermans. But don't forget that Isayama said that Hanji Zoe is actually the scariest when angry. Still, don't piss of Levi either.

38 Gin - Detective Conan
39 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.

He is one of the strongest pirates in the world and he has a oversized mouth, and he is a wanted man worth 400 million bellies. Do I need to say more

Moral of the story: Do not mess with someone who can take down over 50,000 people with just a glare and easily stomp you, even if they are idiots.

He can start hitting you in the Face just because you think pie is better than meat

40 Sonozaki Shion - Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Sonozaki Shion - Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni

Can be caring, playful, smart but also deceptive, demented, cunning and vengeful. She is a better and much more complex vesion of Yuno Gasai or to be precise Yuno Gasai is a boring, one-dimensional version of Shion Sonozaki.

The girl watched Rika comitting suicide, and she was cracking up

41 Vincent Nightray - Pandora Hearts
42 Mr Gates - Full Metal Panic the Second Raid

You wouldn't want to get on his bad side, although, he doesn't really have a good side

43 Nanami Yasuri - Katanagatari

Yasari Nanami from the anime Katanagatari is notoriously powerful and known for having little care for anything that disinterests her. Nanami is by far the strongest character in the series. Her own father, a martial artist master, realized her incredible power and feared it so much that he refused to teach her anything. Despite this, she is able to learn any technique after only seeing it once-and after the second time, masters it. She is cold, calculating, highly intelligent, and emotionless, and will kill anything and everything that gets in her way.

Despite the rampant sickness that threatens to kill her every day, she is able to defeat almost every opponent she faces with ease as if they were a mere hindrance to her progress. She was only ever defeated because the sickness gave her so much pain that she purposely weakened her abilities to the point where her own brother, a master of her father's unique martial art, could kill her.

One can only imagine what would ...more

44 Envy - Fullmetal Alchemist

Envy should be in the Top 10.
He can change his appearance to appear to like anyone anything you're afraid of. You might not know whether could be standing right in front of you.

45 Erza Scarlet - Fairy Tail Erza Scarlet - Fairy Tail Erza Scarlet is an S-Class Mage from the infamous magic guild Fairy Tail . Erza starts off as a lone wolf and stays loyal to following the rules. As the story develops Erza changes into loving mage strong and independent. As her terrible past haunts her she ignores her friends' calls that they want more.

Don't piss her off.

46 Baron Kelvin - Black Butler

He's crazy. That's all that I can say.

47 Eren Jaeger - Attack On Titan Eren Jaeger - Attack On Titan Eren Yeager, spelled Eren Jaeger in the Funimation dub, is a fictional character appearing as the protagonist from the manga series Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama.
48 Vicious - Cowboy Bebop
49 Rei Ayanami - Neon Genesis Evangelion Rei Ayanami - Neon Genesis Evangelion Rei Ayanami is a fictional character from the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise. She is the First Child (First Children in the Japanese version), pilot of the Evangelion Unit-00 and one of the female main characters.

She seems like your fairly normal textbook kuudere at first...until you realize that that's only because she has no soul. And then there's the weird scene with the Rei clones being dismembered...while laughing. And the Kentucky Fried Rei, and the Giant Naked Rei, and the original Rei getting strangled.

50 Death Gun - Sword Art Online II

Why isn't he on the list already? He haunts me in my dreams... - Absolite

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Top Remixes

1. Lucy - Elfin Lied
2. Ai Enma - Hell Girl
3. Lucemon - Digimon Fusion
1. Sachiko Shinozaki - Corpse Party
2. Smiling Titan - Attack on Titan
3. Lucy - Elfin Lied
1. Johan Liebert - Monster
2. Creed - Black Cat
3. Ash Landers - Black Butler


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