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Top 10 Anime Villains Who Had Justifiable Motives

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justifiable motives
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looking at anime villains driven by
understandable reasons in a different
timeline these antagonists could have
been heroes
please note spoilers will be unavoidable
for the included series it’s unlikely
but if by chance this thing is for real
I have to test it one more time in which
case it should probably be another
criminal number 10 shogo makishima
the problem is freewill has been
stripped from the equation in this
alternate reality the civil system acts
as the judge jury and executioner
capable of determining a person’s crime
co-efficiency before any actual
wrongdoings are Gary doubts this law
enforcement Enterprise shapes Japan’s
entire civilization there’s a good
conversation starter how do we define
maybe that Dominator you’re holding
shall we allow the civil system that
which governs it to decide what I am
despite embodying the cruelest traits
imaginable shogo makishima lives free of
civil scrutiny a fact that convinces the
villain to destroy the obviously flawed
system coefficient
basically makishima’s goal is to
liberate the nation from Sybil’s or
thirds of control and force people to
start scrutinizing their own behavior we
all live in our own little cell and the
system tames us by giving each of us a
personal serenity if it was not for all
the senseless murder makishima would be
almost inspirational number nine stain
my hero academia I was testing your
motives people always show their true
colors when on the verge of death
improving Society
one dead pro hero at time that’s fine
I’ll open your eyes heroes you will see
the world that you’ve created key
honoring a reputation as a violent
vigilante stain did tests the way
Society has commercialized and cheapened
the concept of a hero the word hero is
lost on meaning in this society the
world is overrun by fakes and criminals
like you who chase petty dreams they
must all be perished in the villains
mind all might is the only one who
embodies the altruistic and pure traits
required to be accepted as a true hero
and believes that everyone else is only
interested in using their quicks to gain
power Fame or riches everything that I
do to create a stronger Society
determined to eliminate fake heroes
stain seems aware these actions are
undoubtedly wrong however the villain
believes such measures are necessary for
the greater good
number eight shishio makoto rurouni
kenshin if you’re strong you live and if
you’re weak you die appointed as Kenshin
successor by the Meiji government
shishio makoto assassinated anyone
deemed to be a threat to the regime the
entire reason he accepted the role is
the manslayer and the shadows was to
demonstrate his talents and make the
higher ranking imperialists aware of his
existence the swordsman was invaluable
during the motion war but the government
realized she showed knew too much and
needed to be eliminated his body was
scorched from head to toe but makoto
shishio stayed alive since then he has
become a demon of revenge burned alive
by the samurais so-called allies she
shows somehow managed to survive
understandably upset by this turn of
shishio dedicated the next decade to
plotting it the government’s downfall
it’s finally time for us to take this
country tomorrow at 11:59 we will
commence the kyoto grand fire project
and be on our path now in all fairness
shishya was always ruthless sadistic and
power-hungry even if the betrayal never
occurred the villain might have still
eventually tried to seize the throne
power belongs to the strong it belongs
to me alone taking over this country is
my right by natural law number seven
cube a paella magi madoka magica we
never imagined there could be a world
where each individual had their own set
of emotions he had still managed to
coexist with one another what is a
magical girl anime without an adorable
mascot as a deconstruction of the genre
puella magi madoka magica submits
expectations by villainizing the
sentient plush toy who originally
indulged the girls with magical powers
as a way to fight witches I want you to
make contracts with me and become
magical girls belonging to an
emotionless species known as the
incubators cue Bay’s true goal is to
transform magical girls into witches as
this produces a great deal of energy
that can be harnessed to postpone
the universe’s destruction please don’t
misunderstand our intentions we don’t do
what we do because we Harbor ill-will
towards the human race everything we’ve
done is to prolong the life of the
universe hubei is beyond detestable but
the incubators are genuinely striving to
protect everything so if you ever feel
like dying for the sake of the universe
call me I’ll be waiting
number six Shinobu since way yuu-yuu
hakusho his universe was cut and dry
black and white demons were evil so he
had to destroy them and that’s when he
saw what changed him a former spirit
detective chapter black sagas antagonist
rigidly believed in one universal truth
humans are innately good while demons
are born evil you’ve come to me like
countless before you with selfish and
spiteful Souls and just like them you’ve
been judged driven by this narrow
worldview Shinobu sends way
thoughtlessly slaughtered countless
demons but this all changed when the
Black Angel stumbled upon a ritual where
humans pointlessly tortured demons for
entertainments they’re in that room
since we fell into a rage and word every
two minutes at feast unable to accept
this revelation and overwhelmed by guilt
jutted possibly killing numerous
innocent demons sense ways mind
shattered into various personalities as
a means to cope he created the others to
bear the brunt of that trauma and ever
since he escaped from personality to
personality searching for answers to the
dilemmas that plagued his soul on the
surface sense we wish to trigger the
apocalypse but the villains true goal
was to seek atonement by dying at the
hands of a demon dying by demon
I could then make penance for my sins
number five Lord Janome gurren lagaan
this world that I have created is the
only path to ensure humanity’s survival
you and your friends have strayed from
that path and I cannot allow that to
continue for Humanity’s sake stuck
between a rock and neverending waves of
powerful aliens seeking to eradicate
humanity the spiral King decided to
prioritize salvation above anything else
ignorance is such a frightening thing
you might believe yourselves to be
fighting on the side of righteousness
but I am the one who is truly protecting
this world as long as the last few
remaining colonies remained underground
the anti spirals agreed to not
completely wipe out humanity
consequently no genome established a
tyrannical army too slow to anyone who
pierced through the surface think what
you will of me but I was trying to
preserve humanity as a species I did
this by maintaining a bare minimum
population underground during Gurren
Lagann x’ initial episodes the spiral
King comes across as a power-hungry
dictator desperate to subjugate any and
all people by the end of the series Lord
genome is regarded as a valuable ally in
the war against the anti spirals let me
join this fight though my body is
temporary I would be honored number 4
Squealer from the new world morsel CUDA
master white ducks goe Arbuckle or Dean
or soldier we are cold Samaras SkyDome
Oshima’s this monster rat is the living
embodiment of do not judge a book by its
okay go our team us Inca taking place in
a universe populated by a tiny portion
of super-powered humans who outlasted
everyone else from the new world boils
down to a war between humans and
suppressed creatures known as queer ATS
that’s the leader of the revolt Squealer
talks about craving equality for all
races but believes such a feat cannot be
accomplished if humans
allowed to live so Kokura – tightening
on our toes is no quotidian I Jessica
why they were even kodachi say homo –
anxieties that occur with a Wanda no toe
to toe at night the animes final episode
reveals queer ads are actually ordinary
humans whose DNA was forcibly mutated
and Squealer wished to destroy a cruel
regime built on lies number 3 Light
Yagami death notes I don’t know about
that I mean from what you’re telling me
it sounds like I’m doing a lot more work
than they are but I don’t want to be
compared to a sheeny gun absolute power
corrupts absolutely and that is before a
magical death granting book is added to
the equation maybe I’m weak this is
exactly what I’ve been thinking about
lately this world is rotting and those
who are making it rot deserve to die the
son of a detective and loved by all
Light Yagami sought to use the death
notes power to forge a world free of
crimes or injustice my plan is to create
an ideal new world free from evil in all
criminals and I intend to reign as a god
in that world for a very long time
initially the protagonist only writes
down the names of people deemed to be
evil butting aside whether such a
decision should be left to a teenage boy
lights utilitarian motives steadily
subside in favor of ruthless
self-preservation like Yagami farewell
while light manages to significantly
reduce the world’s crime rate this
outcome was achieved by instilling
widespread fear rather than promoting a
sense of justice exactly as planned
number two the principality of zeon
mobile suit gundam series oh sorry
yup Timmy naka River well Cody Muslim
despite regular comparisons to the Nazis
this nation’s initial goal was
essentially the complete opposite of an
oppressive regime
succumbing to a heart attack seconds
before announcing the autonomous
Republic of Moon Zoe’s liberation from
the Earth Federation zeon zum deikun
inadvertedly leaves the nation in the
hands of degwin zabi who eventually
announces the Principality of Zeon’s
independence and declares war on the
Federation from the earth side free
proclaimed itself the Principality of
Zeon and launched a war of independence
against the Earth Federation dagwon
smiths may have been questionable but
the dictators son was responsible for
truly pushing Zeon into villainous
territory seeking to destroy all the
human life on earth to make room for the
nation’s so-called superior race Garin
was even compared to Hitler by degwin
yes a dictator completely out of touch
with the rest of the world you seem to
be following in his footsteps is that so
number one scar Full Metal Alchemist
Brotherhood please accept them into your
loving arms please grab these poor lost
souls everlasting peace and salvation
braving justice for a cruel Civil War
that led to the slaughter of an entire
nation the serial killers hatred is
perfectly understandable foolish
alchemists who turn their backs on the
identified by an egg-shaped facial wound
scar sought retribution against state
alchemists who were responsible for the
vast majority of deaths during the
ishbalan civil war while the villains
efforts may have been driven by grief
scar exterminated state alchemists
without discrimination and the serial
killer’s actions hardly benefited the
remaining issue and refugees but if
anything this act of revenge has some
grounds of justification for the issue
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