Because sometimes it's good to be bad....
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14 Dec 2016 - 12:31 PM  UPDATED 14 Dec 2016 - 12:31 PM

With everyone getting VERY excited about the Rebellion in Star Wars and all things Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, I think we're all forgetting what makes Star Wars great - the supposed 'bad guys'. 

For various reasons, I prefer the Dark Side - it has cookies, the armour looks better, you get cool glowing eye powers, and even sometimes lightning. I'm not even kidding you guys. Lightning.

I'm not the only one who prefers the Dark Side either, anime is filled with characters who don't play by the rules.

So in honour of that, here's a list of anime with characters that have gone to the Dark Side.

WARNING: Spoilers will be beyond this point. I can't help you if you keep reading.

 

Seriously, I can't.

 

Be this on your own head now.

1. Noragami

 

After a lot of soul searching, Yato - reformed Calamity God now Delivery God - undoes all his 'good' work to save his friend.... Who has also gone to the Dark Side.

 

2. Xamd: Lost Memory

Being the host of a weapon of mass destruction is enough to play with anyone's sense of right and wrong. But for Furuichi, when it's combined with his overwhelming rage and jealousy, it's not hard to see why this one strays from the path.

 

3. Tokyo Ghoul

After what was a hellish experience at the hands of 'Jason', Kaneki changes.

He doesn't go full Sith, but that doesn't mean he's not embracing the Dark Side. Oh, as far as the Jedi scum are concerned, to turn away from the Light and to use the Dark is to be Sith with no exceptions (Who's dealing in absolutes now?!).

But in actual fact, it doesn't always work that way.

4.Code Geass- Lelouch of the Rebellion.

Lelouch starts out with the best of intentions, like any good little Jedi. But a lust for power and need for control soon consume him.

 

5. Deadman Wonderland

 

Oh, sweet songbird Shiro.... 

The Dark Side shows itself in many ways, in Shiro's case....She's a completely different person.

6. Shiki

There are plenty of good people who do terrible things in this anime, but Seishin is my favourite. Perhaps it's because I'm not entirely sure HOW good this guy was in the beginning or even how much darker he was getting towards the end. But, to go from being a monk to being a vampire is a fall from some kind of grace.

Plus, why would I make an anime list and not at least attempt to put Shiki on there?

There's plenty more anime where the Dark Side takes over the characters.

Who are your favourite characters that went to the Dark Side in anime?

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