In fiction, there are sometimes instances the place heroic characters get tempted to hitch the forces of evil with guarantees of energy, fame, or another need. Whereas some are in a position to withstand the attract to the darkish facet, others are not so inclined to refuse the call and change into a brand new enemy for the nice guys to face.
Anime has seen its justifiable share of dauntless heroes who have watched mates change into villains for one motive or one other. And typically it is even that hero’s greatest buddy that switches sides. With mates like these who even wants enemies?
10 Agumon Acquired Captured And Corrupted By The Digimon Emperor (Digimon Journey 02)
Most followers of Digimon would instantly acknowledge Agumon because the face of the franchise and most notably, Tai’s associate within the unique anime, however there have been instances the place this iconic Digimon has gone uncontrolled. Whereas Tai forcing his pal to Digivolve into Skullgreymon may very well be thought of a second, this entry goes to the time the place he was captured by the Digimon Emperor in Journey 02.
Thoughts-controlled by the Darkish Rings, Agumon is pressured to assault his mates and allies as Greymon and is even pressured on two separate events to Digivolve into Skullgreymon and a darker model of Metalgreymon earlier than he is ultimately rescued.
9 Joey Was Thoughts Managed By Marik To Duel Yugi (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
Yu-Gi-Oh! is no stranger to the “mind-controlled friend” plot, using it a number of totally different instances throughout the franchise, however essentially the most memorable one needed to be when Marik possessed Joey into dueling Yugi with each their lives on the road. Through the “Battle Metropolis” arc, Joey and Téa are each captured by Marik and are used as pawns and hostages in opposition to Yugi and the Pharaoh.
Chaining each duelists chained to an anchor, Marik’s plan to make use of Joey as a puppet virtually succeeds in plunging Yugi into the darkish depths of the ocean. It is solely because of Joey regaining management of himself and Serenity making a last-minute save that made everybody come out of this one okay.
8 Heartbreak And Despair Turned Sayaka Into A Witch (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
In all equity, Sayaka Miki did become a Magical Girl to save Madoka and used her want to heal her crush Kyosuke’s hand, which have been selfless acts in themselves. Nevertheless, that is Madoka Magica, so it may by no means have been so simple as simply that. After studying the darkish fact about Magical Ladies, Sayaka falls right into a deep despair.
Issues find yourself spiraling uncontrolled for Sayaka, as on high of her grief and insecurities her coronary heart is damaged when certainly one of her mates turns into Kyosuke’s girlfriend. Sayaka solely turns into extra unstable from there, lashing out at everybody who tried to assist her, even Madoka, till her despair finally turned her right into a witch.
7 Ryo Was Really Devil In Human Type (Devilman Crybaby)
When first introduced in Devilman Crybaby, Ryo Asuka appeared like they have been the kind of one who’d cross all types of traces for their buddy Akira, however issues progress their morally questionable actions change into extra evident as they turned the true villain of the story and revealed themself to truly be Devil in human type.
Whereas Ryo wasn’t precisely the top of morality at first, however they supported Akira and tried to guard him. Sadly, as soon as they awoke to their true self, any shred of humanity in Ryo was gone. They solely reawakened to that humanity after it was far too late.
6 Eren Turns His Again On Mikasa And Armin (Assault On Titan)
After the primary a number of seasons of Assault on Titan, it appeared like Eren would threat the sake of the world for his mates, particularly Armin and Mikasa. Nevertheless, as soon as the fourth season rolled round, Eren was noticeably totally different, extra chilly and callous than he was. After Eren’s assault on Marley, Eren begins a revolution on Paradis, one to finish the cycle of violence between Eldia and Marley and huge implications for the world.
As his mates change into caught within the crossfire, Eren meets with each Armin and Mikasa and primarily cuts all ties with them, telling Mikasa that she has no free will and hates her, then occurring to beat Armin to a pulp.
5 Vegeta Lets Babidi Possess Him To Get A Shot At Goku (Dragon Ball Z)
One wouldn’t have a look at Vegeta from Dragon Ball and instantly suppose that he was Goku’s greatest buddy, however their rivalry has introduced out the most effective in them. Vegeta might have turned over a brand new leaf throughout his time on Earth, however he backslid fairly onerous through the “Majin Buu Saga”.
Firstly of Akira, Tetsuo’s quietness hid his insecurities, however after an accident that sees him being experimented on by the federal government, he begins exhibiting esper powers. With these powers, Tetsuo begins to change into extra aggressive, not solely in direction of those that look down on him however in direction of his buddy Kaneda, his inferiority advanced making him see himself solely as his subordinate.
Because the movie progresses, Tetsuo turns into boastful and mad with energy, attacking anybody he pleases with sick pleasure till he lastly loses management and mutates right into a grotesque fleshy mass, ultimately disappearing into a brand new aircraft of existence.
3 Sasuke Grew to become A Rogue Ninja For The Sake Of Vengeance (Naruto)
After stopping Naruto and the others from bringing him again and coaching with Orochimaru, Sasuke killed Itachi and joined the Akatsuki turning his sights on Konoha itself, vowing to destroy the village in a quest for vengeance that very almost consumed him.
2 Lelouch Grew to become A Villain To Unite The World In opposition to Him (Code Geass)
Code Geass’ Suzaku and Lelouch have been two sides of the identical coin. Whereas Suzaku wished to vary the Britanian Empire from inside, Lelouch sought to vary the world together with his personal two arms by any means essential. These clashing beliefs would ultimately convey the 2 mates to blows.
Finally, Lelouch’s rebel started to cross extra ethical traces and after he took over the Empire totally, Lelouch made himself the enemy of the world till Suzaku (as Zero) killed him. In fact, Lelouch’s flip to the darkish facet was all a part of his plan, his dying serving as a solution to result in peace.
1 A Damaged Griffith Sacrifices His Comrades To Be part of The God Hand (Berserk)
They do say the highway to hell is paved with good intentions, however Berserk’s Griffith is one thing else totally. Initially, because the chief of the Band of the Falcon, Griffith’s dream was to finish the Hundred-Yr Warfare and convey about peace, a noble dream that was slowly snuffed out.
After Guts leaves the Band of the Falcon, Griffith turns into unstable and goes on to be captured and tortured until he is left as a shell of his former self. Fully damaged, Griffith invokes the Eclipse and sacrifices his allies as a way to be reborn as Femto and be part of the God Hand. Guts is left to look at in horror because the Band of the Falcon is totally devastated by his former buddy.
Ethan Supovitz is a very long time fan of comics, anime, and video video games, which impressed him to write down about them. Previously, he was a author for The Supply, a comic book e-book/superhero information web site that was owned by the web site Superherostuff. At present, Ethan is an Anime Listing Author for Valnet Inc. over at Comedian E-book Assets. He considers himself a “well-rounded nerd” who has an curiosity in many various sorts of media.
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