An antagonist is someone who directly stands in the way of the protagonist’s desires/goals. A good antagonist really helps heighten a story.
There’s also many type of antagonists like All for One who’s obviously just evil. He has selfish motives, ideals and hurts anyone and everyone to get what he wants.
Zeke however is an initially introduced as an antagonist as the Beast Titan – but as the story progresses this changed. Zeke is given his own backstory, morals and motives which makes him more sympathetic for viewers.
In Jujutsu Kaisen, Mahito is a character that just has childish and selfish motives with no care for anyone. But he seems well-liked because of his chaotic nature and impressive skills? Geto by comparison is given a lot more backstory, and is also shown when he was friends with Gojo and a student at Jujutsu Tech. What’s interesting about Geto too is that we initially believe this character we see is Geto but later find out it’s not him.
Do you have a favourite antagonist? What makes an antagonist well-written to you?
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2 thoughts on “Who’s Your Favourite Anime Antagonist?”
Hmm, I tend to like villains that keep an air of mystery about them. Like the Fire Lord from Avatar the last air bender. We didn’t even get a look at him until mid-series. Likewise in Welcome to Demon School Iruma kun, the villain Baal is still pretty mysterious about his motives to take over the demon world.
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Oooh that’s interesting! I liked especially with Avatar that we didn’t see him until ages in – it really heightened the whole ‘this guy is a monster’ feel by having him so removed from the audience gaining a connection to him
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