30 Anime Villain Quotes from Leading Anime Shows
Villains have a bad reputation to live up to and usually do it in actions and words. However, amid all the unpleasantness, they also utter some beneficial advice that audiences value.
There has been a noticeable rise in anime shows recently as the genre has found an increasingly large following outside its original sphere of influence in Japan. With a wide variety now available and anime fans spoilt for choice, one way to determine which to watch is how much excitement the villain brings to the story.
The hero is as good as his enemy, and although there are plenty of anime, not all have eye-catching villains. Below are quotes from some of the best villains, and readers can find those that dazzle them.
Donquixote Doflamingo's quote: "Pirates are evil? The Marines are righteous? These terms have always changed throughout the course of history!” | Source: Amodays
Anime Villain Quotes Dark Meaning
"This world is full of things that don't go as you wish. The longer you live, the more you realize reality is just made of pain, suffering, and emptiness.” — Madara Uchiha, "Naruto"
“In this world, whenever there is light, there are also shadows. As long as the concept of winners exists, there must also be losers. The selfish desire of wanting to maintain peace causes wars, and hatred is born to protect love." — Madara Uchiha, "Naruto"
"Pirates are evil? The Marines are righteous? These terms have always changed throughout the course of history!” — Donquixote Doflamingo, "One Piece"
“Those who stand at the top determine what's wrong and what's right! This very place is neutral ground! Justice will prevail, you say? But of course, it will! Whoever wins this war becomes justice!" — Donquixote Doflamingo, "One Piece"
"Ha! These humans are definitely foolish creatures. Think as hard as those weak brains of yours can manage. Do you humans ever listen to the cries of mercy coming from pigs and cows you slaughter?" — Mereum, "Hunter X Hunter"
Johan Liebert's quote: "Doctor Tenma. For you, all lives are created equal, that's why I came back to life. But you've finally come to realize it now, haven't you? Only one thing is equal for all, and that is death." | Source: Amodays
"Drop ink on the finest snow-white paper and it will inevitably absorb into black. Its purity demands it. Tainted men have immunities. Black does not absorb black." — Shinobu Sensui, "Yu Yu Hakusho"
"Hearts, you say? You humans are always so quick to speak of such things. As though you carry your hearts in the very palms of your hands. But this eye of mine perceives all. There is nothing that it overlooks. If this eye cannot see a thing, then it does not exist. That is the assumption under which I have always fought. What is this 'heart?' If I tear open that chest of yours, will I see it there? If I smash open that skull of yours, will I see it there?" — Ulquiorra Cifer, "Bleach"
"Doctor Tenma. For you all lives are created equal, that's why I came back to life. But you've finally come to realize it now, haven't you? Only one thing is equal for all, and that is death." — Johan Liebert, "Monster"
"A ravenous beast. The same blood runs through both of us. The blood of a beast who wanders, hunting for the blood of others." — Vicious, "Cowboy Bebop"
"I'm just killing the spiders to save the butterflies." — Knives Millions, "Trigun"
Mewtwo's quotes: "I see now that the circumstances of one's birth are irrelevant; it is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are." | Source:Amodays
"The people I love to kill, that really get me jazzed, never see it coming. Never. They're in some happy place where they're sure nothing can get them. Dying is the furthest thing from their mind. Maybe they're thinking about what to have for dinner. Just like you were, right before I walked in." — Ladd Russo, "Baccano"
"Among my species, emotions are seen as a mental disorder." — Kyuubey, "Puella Magi Madoka Magica"
Anime Villain Quotes with Advice
"Forget about yourself for a second and try saving others. Don't wield your power for your own sake. Because getting trapped by your own hate and acting out of pure self-interest... makes you the furthest thing from a hero." — Stain, "My Hero Academia"
"I see now that the circumstances of one's birth are irrelevant; it is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are." — Mewtwo, "Pokémon"
“You can’t ever win if you’re always on the defensive. To win, you have to attack!” — Light Yagami, "Death Note"
Donquixote Doflamingo's quote: “Kids who have never seen peace and kids who have never seen war have different values!” | Source:Amodays
“A perfect plan doesn’t mean having everything go within expectations. A perfect plan is achieved when it has the plasticity needed to flexibly deal with troubles.” — Shogo Makishima, "Psycho Pass"
“If today is the worst day ever – tomorrow has to be better.” — Ikusaba Marco, "Future Diary"
Insightful Anime Villain Quotes
“Kids who have never seen peace and kids who have never seen war have different values!” — Donquixote Doflamingo, "One Piece"
“Greed may not be good, but it’s not so bad either. You humans think greed is just for money and power, but everyone wants something they don’t have.” — Greed, "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood"
"The only ones who should kill are those who are prepared to be killed." — Lelouch Lamperouge, "Code Geass"
Medusa Gorgon's quote: "Fear is what creates order." | Source: Amodays
"The weak are destined to lie beneath the boots of the strong. If that angers you, overcome your deficits." — Esdeath, "Akame Ga Kill!"
"There are three things I refuse to tolerate: cowardice, bad haircuts, and military insurrection. And it is unfortunate that our friend Vegeta possesses all three of these." — Freeza, "Dragon Ball Z"
"I'm fine with being a beast, I neither want nor need anything to protect. I just want to destroy everything until the beast stops whining." — Shinsuke Takasugi, "Gintama"
"Fear is what creates order." — Medusa Gorgon, "Soul Eater"
“The opposite of boredom is not pleasure… but excitement. People will gladly seek out any kind of excitement, even pain.” – Shogo Makishima, "Psycho Pass"
Shogo Makishima's quote: “Beautiful flowers, too, eventually wither and fall. That’s the fate of all living beings.” | Source: Amodays
“In this world, there are very few people who actually trust each other.” — Light Yagami, "Death Note"
“I can’t develop feelings. That’s how most idiots screw up.” — Light Yagami, "Death Note"
"While many can pursue their dreams in solitude, other dreams are like great storms blowing hundreds, even thousands of dreams apart in their wake. Dreams breathe life into men and can cage them in suffering. Men live and die by their dreams. But long after they have been abandoned they still smolder deep in men's hearts. Some see nothing more than life and death. They are dead, for they have no dreams." — Griffith, (Berserk)
“Beautiful flowers, too, eventually wither and fall. That’s the fate of all living beings.” — Shogo Makishima, (Psycho Pass)
“Isn’t the foolishness of the few a more precious commodity than the wisdom of the masses? ” — Gilgamesh, (Fate Series)
Lelouch Lamperouge's quote: "The only ones who should kill are those who are prepared to be killed." | Source: Amodays
It is perhaps not surprising that the section with the Villains' advice is the shortest; they do not usually give out too much good advice, as it's in their nature not to. Still, taking note of the quotes with dark meanings and the insightful ones can help one to have a wise head.