This list is based on the characters who are able to get what they want, no matter how much it costs other people.
The manipulative female anime characters are a type of character that is typically seen in anime. These characters use their feminine wiles to manipulate and control the male protagonist.
In anime, you may witness the best and the worst in people, just as in real life.
Others will frame you for murder and blackmail your family, while others will sacrifice their lives to defend a random bystander.
True manipulators are usually found in the latter group.
So let’s have a look at some of these individuals whose tongues are as sharp as a razor and who can manipulate you like a violin.
Melcromarc 20. Malty Melcromarc
Anime: The Shield Hero’s Ascension
There isn’t a single person alive who likes Malty.
Despite the fact that Naofumi had an uphill fight from the start (due to the stigma surrounding Shield Heroes), it was Malty who made his life a living nightmare.
She not only frames Naofumi, thereby turning the whole kingdom against him, but she also uses the Spear Simp like a puppet, continuously encouraging him to create more problems for Naofumi.
Given how devoted Naofumi is to destroying Malty’s life, you’d think she murdered his parents or something. However, this is not the case.
She just despises him since he is a Shield Hero.
Naruto: Shippuden is a Japanese anime series.
Zetsu was the most out-of-the-box thinker in history.
He was definitely there throughout the tale and aided the other Akatsuki.
But he didn’t seem to be too significant…
He was the genius who resurrected Kaguya by physically molding the overwhelming bulk of ninja history.
This character is at the center of every major crisis in the program. And no one had a clue he was doing it!
He might be a complete jerk who takes the attention away from Madara, who is much better. But you have to give it to him; he understands human feeling.
Sosuke Aizen, age 18
Bleach is a Japanese anime series.
Let’s speak about Aizen, since we’re on the subject of unexpected villains who molded a better portion of history for their own selfish reasons.
His revelation, unlike Zetsu’s, was magnificent.
Not only did he deceive us all by feigning death, but he also flexed like no other.
Only a few characters have the ability to silence your theme music with a single finger.
And when you discover this guy has been controlling Ichigo’s life from behind the scenes, you simply think to yourself, “yes, that seems about right.” Is there anything Aizen isn’t really capable of?
Angelo Lagusa (#17)
91 Days is a Japanese animated film.
Angelo is such a superb liar that I wouldn’t be surprised if his actual name wasn’t Angelo.
It’s nothing new to go undercover to assassinate your adversary. But this guy went above and above.
He was so adept at getting close to the adversary that he paradoxically became Nero’s greatest source of support.
When he lied, he didn’t even blink, gently directing the mafia from the shadows to obtain the answers he needed and to ensure that their heads would roll when the time came.
By the end, I wouldn’t be shocked if he began to believe his own act.
Dio Brando (age 16)
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a Japanese anime series.
Dio was a ruthless assassin even before he became a vampire.
He not only kidnapped Jonathan’s father, but he also murdered him and attempted to kidnap Jonathan’s love interest.
For Dio, nothing is too low. And when you’re as skilled at manipulation as he is, you can get away with some pretty nefarious behavior.
Immortality honed this ability even further, as he was capable of persuading hundreds of Stand users to die for him by convincing them of his ultimate superiority.
He’s soft-spoken, calculating, and commanding.
This is a lethal combo.
Illumi Zoldyck is 15 years old.
Hunter x Hunter is a Japanese anime series (2011)
People often comment on Hisoka’s ability to be deceptive and unexpected. Have you seen Illumi, though?
Sure, Hisoka always appears to have a hidden agenda and may backstab you at any moment. He doesn’t, however, actually brainwash individuals.
Illumi, on the other hand, glanced at his younger brother and simply said, “This seems to be a pleasant endeavor,” before going on to narrate his whole life.
You might argue he did it to ensure Killua’s survival.
But no reason will ever be sufficient to warrant full-fledged indoctrination.
Don’t get me started on the Hunter test nonsense.
Laurent Thierry (14),
The Great Pretender (anime)
I understand that being a scam artist requires deception. Laurent, on the other hand, goes far too far.
I’m not even referring to all of the individuals he defrauded out of millions of dollars; I’m referring about his own buddy, Makoto.
On many times, this guy expressed a desire to leave the industry. Laurent, on the other hand, constantly spun his web and drew him back into it.
It felt unjust at times, as if Makoto didn’t have any free choice at all.
Sure, he was able to reclaim him in the end.
Laurent, on the other hand, deserves to be named “liar of the decade” because of how regularly he lies.
Natsuki Subaru is the thirteenth member of the Subaru family.
Re: Zero is a Japanese anime series.
This is the only situation in which being manipulative isn’t always bad.
Subaru is a decent individual. However, due to the nature of his power, he is forced to take control of his fate and manage both his friends and foes in order to achieve the greatest possible outcome.
He can’t even come clean about it since every time he tries, he gets kicked in the heart.
Regardless, he has complete influence over people’s life without them even realizing it.
This is an excellent example of deception.
Misaki Nakahara is 12 years old.
Welcome to the N.H.K., an anime.
Welcome to the N.H.K. is without a doubt my favorite psychological drama, and it isn’t afraid to tell it like it is.
The outer world may be a frightening place. Your aspirations may never come true, and the girl who promised she was there to assist you may be doing so for very selfish motives.
I still haven’t decided whether or not I hate Misaki. But throughout the first half of the program, she was completely dishonest, essentially using Satou as a toy to make herself feel better.
When all the chips were down, she stepped up.
But does it alter anything about the past?
Eren Yeager (#11)
Attack on Titan is a Japanese anime series.
Eren would never have come to mind while discussing manipulative individuals prior to the past season.
He was simply a loudmouthed twerp who wanted to slay some Titans.
However, the last season shifts gears dramatically.
Suddenly, he’s the center of attention in every game.
He pushed everyone’s hand into going to war, he created his own movement to accomplish his objectives, he spat on all those who had previously assisted him, he did everything.
And, depending on how closely the anime follows the manga, we may learn that Eren’s influence extended beyond the present.
Takumi Ichinose is number ten.
Nana is a Japanese anime series.
Now we’re getting down to business…
Takumi is arguably the greatest example of real-life manipulators, since his selfishness has no limits.
You can’t even call him wicked since he does some good from time to time.
However, the way he manipulates Nana’s emotions should leave you with a sour taste in your mouth.
He knows precisely what to say and when to say it in order to accomplish his objective, no matter who he hurts in the process.
I wept a little on the inside whenever he and Nobuo were in the same room. However, I see why Nana found his falsehoods so comfortable.
Ougi Oshino (nine)
Owarimonogatari is a Japanese anime series.
There are plenty of manipulators in the Monogatari series.
However, I found Ougi to be the most capable.
They shaped whole seasons of the program with just a few brief conversations, building up villains and digging out dirt on just about everyone.
Deishuu Kaiki is a solid candidate for a place on this list as well.
But, since Ougi had a greater overall effect on the narrative while simultaneously requiring less time to get things started, I’ll have to award it to them.
But Deishuu, with your strangely frightening but lovely voice, I see you.
8. Asuka Ryou
Devilman: Crybaby (anime)
From the moment we first saw him, we should have realized he was a troublemaker.
Who shows up to pick up a buddy while bringing a lot of heat?
However, as the program progressed, we realized exactly how big of an impact Ryou had on the plot.
Ryou was behind it all, from that fatal party to the huge riots and killings, all the way to the battle that would destroy the world.
He understood just how to display things to attract people’s attention. And his capacity to manipulate the people by instilling fear is dictatorial.
Clayman is number seven.
That Time I Was Reincarnated as a Slime in Anime
The title “Marionette Master” is actually given to Clayman.
Is it really necessary for me to continue?
He grew whiter than mayonnaise after spending so much time tugging threads from the shadows. And he has enormous power.
He can use his manipulation to bring down whole kingdoms, whether it’s via a planned dialogue or plain old brainwashing. He’ll undoubtedly move tropes.
He has Demon Lords and Majins under his command, so it’s not like he’s simply brainwashing some regular peasants.
The anime hasn’t yet reached that stage, but I’m looking forward to seeing Rimuru kick his butt.
Yoshino Takigawa, No. 6
Blast of Tempest is a Japanese anime series.
Although Clayman’s ability to manipulate a Demon Lord is commendable, he still pales in comparison to Yoshino.
He has a really convincing nice guy persona, yet he is a complete psychopath.
He seduced a goddess and subsequently grew so powerful as a result of her that a hit was placed on his head.
And I can see why people want him dead. Because he had a lengthy history of taking advantage of others when it suited him.
He did appear later in the story, but his influence was so strong that he lived his life as a goddess hand puppet.
Izaya Orihara is number five.
Durarara!! is an anime series.
Izaya seemed like a metaphor for the Durarara authors, since nothing in the program occurred without him being engaged in some way.
Even his puppets had additional puppets, which allowed him to carefully influence the speed and flow of almost all important events.
To no one’s surprise, he typically laid the stage for mayhem, watching everything unfold from a lofty vantage point.
If there isn’t any big turmoil to begin with, he’ll simply have a normal conversation with someone and make them doubt everything they thought they knew up to that point.
Alternatively, you might leap from a building.
His tongue is a deadly weapon, and he should handle it as such.
Shougo Makishima, No. 4
Psycho-Pass is a Japanese anime series.
What makes manipulative individuals so hazardous is that they frequently have a good understanding of you while you have none.
Shougo is on a whole other level in this scene. Even the central government seems to be perplexed by his morality.
He takes full use of this situation, causing mayhem among the general public and taunting the police force to come and grab him.
Shinya was the only one who had access to his thoughts.
Even so, catching this elusive snake took a full season.
Code Geass is a Japanese anime series.
We’re getting close to the top of the list, and this one is a doozy.
Let’s get started with Lelouch.
Living two lives is difficult because you must persuade both sides that theirs is the only one.
Lelouch not only accomplished this, but he excelled at it.
He managed to deceive his close pals for years as a regular student before they realized what he was up to. He also launched (and won) a whole revolution as a rebel.
Even so, it wasn’t good enough.
He looked to the future and calculated the best course of action, manipulating the whole nation to attain the peace he had long desired.
It was a great objective. Man, on the other hand, travels along a path of deception.
2. Yagami (light)
Death Note is a Japanese anime series.
As effortlessly as he breathes, light lies.
He not only led a double life, but he also drank tea with his adversaries every day, never disclosing his real motives.
Even in the end, he wasn’t the one who made a mistake.
You could monitor him all day and night and he’d still find a way to complete his mission without being discovered.
In Light’s skilled hands, even a bag of chips may be transformed into the ultimate covert device.
His own father had no idea who he was!
And when it comes to the throne of deception, I believe only one figure can challenge the Shinigami manipulator.
Johan Liebert is one of the most well-known actors in the world.
If you haven’t seen Monster, you may assume, “This random bland-looking guy can’t possibly be a greater manipulator than Light.”
Rest assured, though, that Johan is on a whole other level.
Despite the fact that this drama is completely based on truth, Johan managed to be just as deadly as the guy with Shinigami at his side.
He has the ability to make even the most devoted and kind-hearted individual leap from a roof in minutes just by speaking to them.
He has the ability to unhinge a regular Joe and transform them into a mass killer.
He can speak to regular youngsters and make them want to fight to the death.
Every phrase that comes out of Johan’s lips is as deadly as a gunshot. And it’s for this reason that I think he’s the greatest anime manipulator we’ve ever seen.
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