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Nov 19, 5:11 PM

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My picks would have to be:

1. Ai Magase (Babylon)

2. Isabella (Yokosoku Neverland)

3. Rui (KNY)

4. Askeladd (Vinland Saga)
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Yeah I'll go with Askeladd too definitely.
 
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Ai is definitely a cool villain only wish we get a proper explanation behind her motives though
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LOL, why would you pick Rui instead of Muzan who makes everyone crap their pants.
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Obviously, Benchi-kun.
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Obviously, Benchi-kun.
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Ai Magase from Babylon is by FAR the best villain IMO... its a shame it got a 6 week delay but I highly recommend checking out Babylon if you haven't yet. Ai might be one of my favorite villains of all time now
 
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I don't know about the best but the ones that stood out to me was Bitch from Shield Hero and Muzan Kibutsuji from Demon Slayer.
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Probably that bitch from Shield Hero
 
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1. Garou (opm)

2. The Beast Titan (aot)

3. Ai Magase (babylon)

4. Mogami (mob)

5. Askeladd (vinland)
 
Nov 19, 6:33 PM

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Isabella, Beast Titan and Askeladd. I´d consider them also the best villians this decade.
 
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They are the one true villains, ITS CALLED HENTAI AND ITS ART
 
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I legitimately cant think of one this year, nothing really pops. The main villain from yaiba had a pretty damn great first appearance and a couple of decent scenes after that so I guess him simply cause no one else really left an impression.

Zeke from snk seems cool but I need to know more about him to really say hes a good villain
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Looking back again I don't really watch series that have overarching villain this year. But if I have to choose then I will say this guy.



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1) Bench-kun
2) Askeladd
3) Garou
4) Isabella
 
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1) Magase Ai for sure, everyone who watched Babylon will get Johan's (Monster) vibes from this one.

2) Askeladd (Perfect Villan tbh)

3) Garou (Good potential, not executed well)

4) Tsukasa (Good potential, not executed well)
 
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1. Muzan Kibutsuji (Kimetsu no Yaiba)

2. Askeladd (Vinland Saga)

3. Overhaul (My Hero Academia)

4. Beast Titan (Attack on Titan)

5. Isabelle (yakusoku no neverland)
 
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Bench-kun is obviously the best villain. The fucker never leaves joro alone.
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I have seen 60 series in 2019, so far. And as far as villains are concerned, I'm disappointed.

Villain whose powers I liked, not his personality:

Kibutsuji Muzan (Kimetsu no yaiba)

Villain that I hated and wanted to die a horrible death:

Toyotomi Hideo (not the main villain but I hated this guy more) (YU-NO)
 
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Rui isn't even the best villain in his own show.

Honestly this year had weak villains. Isabella and Muzan were cool I guess. Garou too but honestly he felt more like a protagonist (and he sure as hell was a better one than Saitama).
 
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Magase is so intriguing character.
It is either her or Isabella.
 
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lot of ppl talking about muzan but didn't get anything special from him
I haven't watched much from the recent year but garou would be a good pick for me, he's really inspiring for a villain
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Anotsu Kagehisa
Zeke

These 2 fvckers do their job perfectly in being evil villains, can you really empathize with them? damn, they are so evil and psychos.
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Cant believe nobody has mentioned Diavolo yet lol.

Anyway my fav pick would be Muzan
 
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Garou (OPM)
Isabella (TPN)
Ai Magase (Babylon)
Katakuri (One Piece,if considered)
Askeladd (Vinland Saga)
Beast Titan(AOT)
Mogami/Suzuki (Mob Psycho)
Diavolo (JJBA 5 )

I won't say Muzan because he's in the background the entire season with only his presence in the narrative at the last episode's first half. As for Rui, Let's be honest the animation and Emotional aspect of the fight was on Tanjirou's character not him. He's a stepping stone,power wise and his character arc is similar to other villains from entrance exam & moving house. I 'm not saying he's a "bad" villain but a "good" villain not comparable to some of the best one's of the year,at least for me.
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I Will say Askeladd, but to be honest there is no good guy on Vinland Saga, so him being bad in Thorfinn's perspective because he killed his dad is kinda weak. For me he is just a great anti hero.

Isabella, Garou and Zeke are also not-so villain. All three of them are more of an anti hero or tragic hero than anything.

So for me there wasn't anything special this year.
 
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Is Askeladd supposed to be called a villain? I'd say he's antihero
 
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J.C Staff was the best villain this year. They're the only ones who managed to defeat Saitama xD.
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Pakumen- said:

Isabella, Garou and Zeke are also not-so villain. All three of them are more of an anti hero or tragic hero than anything.

So for me there wasn't anything special this year.

Check Babylon than. Right now it's on hiatus.
 
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Isabella from Yakusoku no Neverland and Garou from One Punch Man.
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1. Askechadd
2. Garou
3. Bench-kun
4. Episode delays
 
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I’d say Garou is my favorite so far. Overhaul is looking pretty good though, I love his personality.

Also I don’t see why people are saying Muzan, since he wasn’t given almost any screen time outside of like 2 scenes in the entire season.
 
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Similar as others, Bench-kun, Garou, Askeladd, Isabella, Overhaul too..

I agree that Garou and Isabella aren't necessary villains, but they are antagonist nevertheless.

While I think Mogami was great villain, his screentime didn't feel enough compared to many other villains in the list. Same with Muzan for me, I can't grasp his character just yet.

 
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4. Askeladd (Vinland Saga)

I don't even think he qualifies as "villain". He's just a gray character with his own interests, like anybody else in the game of viking thrones. Implying he is a "villain" merely says you root for somebody else - which I do not. My boi is Askeladd, he is the Seinen part in the series which I would have dropped without him.

 
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Suishou Hakamada from Granbelm!!!

Suishou just went for the loli and kissed the shit out of her!!! She wanted to taste the loli and fucking took it!!,,YEEES!!! Its was a glorious moment best so far in anime 2019

Suishou Is my precious lesbian princess and my favourite villain!!! She dont kill beaten girls she suck their tongues!! Like a perfect lesbian villain should do!!! She is the best!!! She may be the villain but she saved that anime! And turned it into Yuri heaven!! So fucking good!!






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Magase ai, she is like a female version of Johan from Monster.
 
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Considering I'm skipping this season and there were only 4 shows I finished out of the entire year, I'm guessing that limits my options a bit.

I'm gonna go with Reo, Mabu and the Otters from Sarazanmai, or Touichirou Suzuki from Mob Psycho 100 S2
 
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Magase ai, she is like a female version of Johan from Monster.


bruh someone legit just said this to me earlier on, did we meet in person lol?

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4. Askeladd (Vinland Saga)

I don't even think he qualifies as "villain". He's just a gray character with his own interests, like anybody else in the game of viking thrones. Implying he is a "villain" merely says you root for somebody else - which I do not. My boi is Askeladd, he is the Seinen part in the series which I would have dropped without him.


He's a villain. Later on you'll understand why he's a villain, but he's still one.

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Is Askeladd supposed to be called a villain? I'd say he's antihero


Up to your own interpretation, villain for me.

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I Will say Askeladd, but to be honest there is no good guy on Vinland Saga, so him being bad in Thorfinn's perspective because he killed his dad is kinda weak. For me he is just a great anti hero.

Isabella, Garou and Zeke are also not-so villain. All three of them are more of an anti hero or tragic hero than anything.

So for me there wasn't anything special this year.


You must have missed the other horrible shit he's done/not read the manga. And being angry at someone for killing someone's father isn't weak lmao.

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Rui isn't even the best villain in his own show.

Honestly this year had weak villains. Isabella and Muzan were cool I guess. Garou too but honestly he felt more like a protagonist (and he sure as hell was a better one than Saitama).


He's the best villain in his show that's been animated, for sure. Muzan has done fuck all in the anime and Akaza and Douma aren't a part of the series yet.

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I legitimately cant think of one this year, nothing really pops. The main villain from yaiba had a pretty damn great first appearance and a couple of decent scenes after that so I guess him simply cause no one else really left an impression.

Zeke from snk seems cool but I need to know more about him to really say hes a good villain


Watch Babylon, something will pop.

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They are the one true villains, ITS CALLED HENTAI AND ITS ART


Shit, how could I forget the biggest villain of them all, Anitwt.

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LOL, why would you pick Rui instead of Muzan who makes everyone crap their pants.


Because we're basing on the anime, and Muzan has done fuck all in the anime. Even in the Manga it's Douma for me.

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Ai Magase from Babylon is by FAR the best villain IMO... its a shame it got a 6 week delay but I highly recommend checking out Babylon if you haven't yet. Ai might be one of my favorite villains of all time now


way too few Ai recommendations. The 6 week delay is going to kill any momentum the series has which blows my mind.

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LOL, why would you pick Rui instead of Muzan who makes everyone crap their pants.


Because we're basing on the anime, and Muzan has done fuck all in the anime. Even in the Manga it's Douma for me.



He killed the main character family, countless of people because he's old as fuck and he crushed Lower Moon Demons that are stronger than Rui like trash. That's a lot more than Rui who got one shot by Giyu.
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I don't even think he qualifies as "villain". He's just a gray character with his own interests, like anybody else in the game of viking thrones. Implying he is a "villain" merely says you root for somebody else - which I do not. My boi is Askeladd, he is the Seinen part in the series which I would have dropped without him.
He's a villain. Later on you'll understand why he's a villain, but he's still one.
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Is Askeladd supposed to be called a villain? I'd say he's antihero

Up to your own interpretation, villain for me.

I don't really like the term villain at all, and Askeladd and the Vinland story and cast as a whole are remote enough from simple black and white scenario to enjoy me. I stay away from stories which do little more than setting up an ultimate evil guy to destroy in the hero's journey who is bad because he can (which means practically all shounen). I'm more from the school of thought which uses JRR Martin's definition
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Simple thought experiment, figure you were a German neo-nazi. Who would be your hero in Inglourious Basterds? Whatever a future Askeladd does, as long as it is consistent with his inner drivers and goals, he is not villain to me. Just a gray character acting to further his own interests.

 
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The best 2019 villain for me has to go to Isabella. Well in terms of personality and characterization.

I would go for Muzan, but he was barely in the anime. The other demons (that appeared in the anime) aren't really that much of a big deal. Yes, even Rui.

And she may not be the real villain, but she is definitely the biggest villain to our likings - Princess Bitch.

Also can someone explain what's up with Bench-kun? Not a seasonal watcher btw.

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J.C Staff was the best villain this year. They're the only ones who managed to defeat Saitama xD.


JC Staff is a great choice, but we all know that Studio Deen was the better villain. I mean, they gave up Konosuba to them, just to ruin Seven Deadly Sins. Now that's what I call a pure villainous act.

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@inim well that's you chief. That was my take on the situation.
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Because we're basing on the anime, and Muzan has done fuck all in the anime. Even in the Manga it's Douma for me.



He killed the main character family, countless of people because he's old as fuck and he crushed Lower Moon Demons that are stronger than Rui like trash. That's a lot more than Rui who got one shot by Giyu.


Simply killing a lot of people doesn't equate to being a great villain. In my book. If that's your simplistic interpretation, cool.

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@inim well that's you chief. That was my take on the situation.
Of course. But let's put it this way. I perceive Thorfinn as an annoying brat with a thick plot armour and hilariously unrealistic powers, who I wish was killed soon so Askeladd gets more screen time. I'm serious when I say the only thing which keeps me watching is the very fact that Thorfinn is surrounded by gray characters worthy of an adult narration rather than teenager self-insert power fantasies. And Askeladd is the most fleshed out of those.

 
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You must have missed the other horrible shit he's done/not read the manga. And being angry at someone for killing someone's father isn't weak lmao.


In a real life context, of course it would be horrible if someone kills a part of your family, but on most anime/manga it is a very weak and simple action for me to consider him a villain.

It is true that I haven't read the manga (I kinda want to) but for me the series feels extremely gray. I haven't seen a single good soul or pure heart on the series (maybe Canute but only for the moment). Vikings are ruthless and so is the world of the series, however, if doing horrible things makes him a villain, then even Thorfinn is one. For me there is no good or bad on Vinland, but there are people who believe in their own concepts, and Thorfinn specially is completely out of the morals his father attempted to teach him just for a vengeance he knows it will not lead him anywhere.
Yeah, Askeladd kills, but so does Thorfinn. So for me an anti hero would be a better term, since he is the opposite force (or the force against) the "Hero", that will be Thorfinn.
 
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I Will say Askeladd, but to be honest there is no good guy on Vinland Saga, so him being bad in Thorfinn's perspective because he killed his dad is kinda weak. For me he is just a great anti hero.

Isabella, Garou and Zeke are also not-so villain. All three of them are more of an anti hero or tragic hero than anything.

So for me there wasn't anything special this year.


I agree Askeladd's character is an antihero, not a villain.

I think Magase Ai, if you have watched Monster you get the same feeling with Babylon and her character.
 
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@inim well that's you chief. That was my take on the situation.
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He killed the main character family, countless of people because he's old as fuck and he crushed Lower Moon Demons that are stronger than Rui like trash. That's a lot more than Rui who got one shot by Giyu.


Simply killing a lot of people doesn't equate to being a great villain. In my book. If that's your simplistic interpretation, cool.



It's not about how many he kills and more of why. The only thing Rui has over Muzan is that his backstory has been revealed.
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You must have missed the other horrible shit he's done/not read the manga. And being angry at someone for killing someone's father isn't weak lmao.
Yeah, Askeladd kills, but so does Thorfinn. So for me an anti hero would be a better term, since he is the opposite force (or the force against) the "Hero", that will be Thorfinn.
Why everybody so desperately tries to assign labels of good and evil? How about simply calling Askeladd and Thorfinn main characters and leave rooting for either (or none) to the viewer? I mean, who precisely is the "hero" and "anti-hero" in Game of Thrones? There isn't really any, and that is what makes it great. Same holds, to some degree, for Vinland Saga.

 
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Why everybody so desperately tries to assign labels of good and evil? How about simply calling Askeladd and Thorfinn main characters and leave rooting for either (or none) to the viewer? I mean, who precisely is the "hero" and "anti-hero" in Game of Thrones? There isn't really any, and that is what makes it great. Same holds, to some degree, for Vinland Saga.


I think we are discussing that because the thread is called "Best villain of the year".

Btw I will put Babylon on my list, since everyone is saying cool thing about it. Thanks people.
 
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