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Top 10 Anime Villain Reveals


Written by Alex Crilly-Mckean, It’s only a matter of time before evil rears it’s ugly head. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we are counting down our picks for the Top 10 Anime Villain Reveals. For this list, we'll be looking at the moments where an anime's antagonist was revealed. Whether it's through their on-screen debut or by exposing their true affiliation later down the line, you can expect to see plenty of wrongdoing and spoilers with this one.
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Top 10 Anime Villain Reveals

It’s only a matter of time before evil rears it’s ugly head. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we are counting down our picks for the Top 10 Anime Villain Reveals.

For this list, we'll be looking at the moments where an anime's antagonist was revealed. Whether it's through their on-screen debut or by exposing their true affiliation later down the line, you can expect to see plenty of wrongdoing and spoilers with this one.

#10: Oda Nobunaga

“Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings” (2009)

While we can hardly call this historically accurate, there's no denying that the Demon King's entrance is dramatic as all hell. Atop a mountain and surrounded by his armies, Nobunaga's presence is apparently so fearsome that it comes with its own hellish-looking thunderstorm. Freezing the normally carefree Masamune with just a look, he proceeds to simply stare down his enemies, blown off some guy's head with a shotgun, and walk away like its another day at the office. Well, at least that set the tone for the rest of the series.

#9: Moeka Kiryū

“Steins;Gate” (2011)

Hey, just because a beautiful woman is ominously quiet and prefers the company of her phone doesn't make her a villain. Want to know what does? When she storms the residence of our favourite mad scientist, takes everyone hostage, and then puts a bullet between Mayuri's eyes. Yep, turns out this sleeper femme fatale is actually an agent of SERN, one who didn't hesitate to kill the most adorable member of the cast in cold blood. Why?! Why did it have to be Mayuri?

#8: Annie Leonhart

“Attack on Titan” (2013-)

When we're first introduced to this ruthlessly effective adolescent, she seems pretty much single-minded in her drive to avoid getting killed, leaving the rest of her friends for a place behind the safety of the walls. At least until it turned out that she and the Female Titan were one and the same. As both monster and human, Annie had managed to pretty much wreck everyone's shit and slip under the radar with minimal effort, at least until she was finally cornered. Of course, that just led to the horrifying sight of her cracking a smile as she triggered her last transformation and unleashing some fresh hell.

#7: Goku Black

“Dragon Ball Super” (2015-18)

Following on from movie-tie in villains such as Beerus and Frieza, it was time for Super to deliver on an original villain that the fans could rally behind. Even before his big reveal, this mysterious entity already made a great impression by hunting down Future Trunks, decimating the landscape in the process. Imagine our surprise when the figure steps out from behind the smoke to reveal himself as a much more sinister version of Goku. Even if we had no idea it was really Zamasu pulling the strings, to see our Saiyan protagonist presented as a villain certainly sent the fandom into a tail spin.

#6: Marshall D. Teach

“One Piece” (1999-)

Oda you magnificent bastard. Who would have guessed some random stranger giving a speech about the dreams of pirates would go onto become the one responsible from bringing a new age of terror to the seas. Before he was turning the world on its head and killing those he loved, Luffy's first encounter with the man who would come to be known as Blackbeard was almost civil. After all, he encouraged the Straw Hat Captain to never give up on his goals. Now that we know his true colours, it’s easy to see just how much foreboding lies within Teach's debut.

#5: Neferpitou

“Hunter x Hunter” (2011-14)

This is one mean kitty-cat… thing. As one of the three royal guards in service to the King of the Chimera Ants, this one’s is nothing short of a monster, as seen when they managed to put a stop to a mini-rebellion without even having to resort to violence. When Rammot started getting just a tad too big for his britches, Pitou stepped in to quash his dreams, and in doing so revealed that his Nen was on a whole other level. The royal guard’s sheer presence is enough to make Rammot buckle and bend the knee…

#4: Schwarzwald

“The Big O” (1999-2003)

Even a slick negotiator like Roger Smith needs a rival, and who better than a fellow Domineus? Hideously deformed, crazy as all hell yet determined in his mission to reveal the truth, Schwarzwald made one hell of an explosive introduction, warning Roger that he was going to expose the secrets of Paradigm City to the masses. With his cryptic words and haunting figure, Schwarzwald's first appearance raised further questions as to who the real villains were, all the while promising a violent confrontation with the Negotiator. And this was all before he brought out Big Duo.

#3: Ryoko Asakura

“The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” (2006-09)

Turns out a taste of reality can be lethal. Despite his cynicism refusing him to believe the concept that some of his classmates were time-travellers, espers and a literal God, Kyon finds himself rudely awoken to the possibility when the happy-go-lucky class president turns out to be such a creature...and then comes at him with a knife. From there, shit hits the fan, all of which culminates in Nagato and Asakura going toe to toe in the deadliest form of data mining you'll ever see. Man, sucks to be Kyon… at least in this moment.

#2: Pillar Men

“JoJo's Bizarre Adventure” (2012-13)

It's not everyday you see a barely clothed, overly muscular, Aztec-themed, pseudo-vampires emerge from a stone carving, but then again this is JoJo we're talking about. Despite taking vast countermeasures, the German forces haven't got a patch on the likes of Wamuu, who seconds after waking up proceeds to slaughter them all in what can only be described as "death by conga line." After awakening his masters, the fearsome trio leave their mark by flaunting their stuff.

#1: Sosuke Aizen

“Bleach” (2004-12)

There was a time when this man was the villain's villain. Back before he could predict the outcome of the entire series, and well before he made the term OP start to look boring, Aizen was the shit. After all, he faked his own death, only to make a dramatic return, and the first thing he did was stab his loyal lieutenant. All before proceeding to drop the mic on everyone else by revealing his true nature and showing off his styling new hair-do as he ascends to Hueco Mondo.
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