Each anime character comes with its own purpose. While most anime characters want to be the strongest, some just want revenge. Usually, these characters want to take revenge on people who have hurt or even killed their loved ones.
Although revenge is not always the right solution, the five characters below will do anything to get their revenge. Curious who the characters are? Check out the following reviews.
1. Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto)
Sasuke Uchiha spent most of the Naruto series with a desire for revenge. Since the beginning of the series, Sasuke has been introduced as a character whose goal is to avenge his own brother, Itachi Uchiha. Sasuke wanted revenge against Itachi who had massacred his own clan.
However, after his revenge was achieved and he managed to kill Itachi, Sasuke began to know the truth. It was revealed that everything Itachi did was to protect his younger brother and Konoha. Instead of stopping his revenge, Sasuke turned his hatred towards Konoha and began to have ambitions to take revenge against whoever was responsible for what happened to Itachi.
2. Guts (Berserk)
Guts has suffered an unfortunate fate since he was born. Raised as a mercenary, Guts never went a day without bloodshed. Even so, Guts found some happiness after he joined the Band of the Falcon.
However, the happiness does not last long, as Griffith betrays Guts and sacrifices all the members of the Band of the Falcon to be reborn as Femto. From then on, Guts’ only goal was to avenge his former best friend.
3. Kurapika (Hunter x Hunter)
Kurapika is from the Kurta clan, a clan that is hunted for having rare eyes. Because the Kurta clan’s eyes were very expensive on the black market, the Genei Ryodan massacred the Kurta clan to sell their eyes. Kurapika was the only member of the Kurta clan to survive the massacre.
To take revenge on the Genei Ryodan, Kurapika takes the Hunter Exam to become a Hunter. That way, he can dig up information about the Genei Ryodan by working for the mafia. Sure enough, not long after he worked for Light Nostrade, Kurapika immediately met the Genei Ryodan.
4. Eren Yeager (Attack on Titan)
From the start, Eren hated Titans because he thought that Titans had snatched the freedom of mankind. His hatred grew even more after the Colossal Titan and Armored Titan attacked Shiganshina which eventually led to the death of his mother.
In a way, everything he did was to avenge his mother’s death. In fact, his mother’s death was one of the biggest reasons why he started Rumbling which wiped out 80 percent of the global population.
5. Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
Scar is introduced as a serial killer who targets the State Alchemists in Amestris. It is revealed that Scar was one of the few people who managed to survive the massacre of the Ishval clan.
Previously, there was a civil war between Amestris and Ishval which led to the massacre of the Ishval clan. After seeing his family brutally slaughtered by the State Alchemists, Scar travels to Amestris to avenge him.
Revenge is indeed something satisfying. Even so, revenge is not always the right solution.