Otakus all around the world has seen several kinds of anime characters. But whenever there is a discussion about female anime characters, they automatically assume that this character must be cute and kind. However, several anime characters can prove them wrong. They might have a pretty face, but their personality is pure evil. Many female anime characters have twisted minds and evil intentions. But at the same time, they’re pretty powerful as well. So, here are 13 Best Female Anime Villains of All Time to let you know more about the other side of the female anime characters.
13: Lucy (Elfen Lied)
Lucy is one of the most dangerous antagonists of a series titled Elfen Lied. She is Diclonius, and that means she can use invisible telekinetic arms to fight her opponent. It is a quite lethal technique that can do a huge amount of damage. Lucy’s childhood was full of trauma and abuse that led her to the path of evil. Now, she has only one intention, and that is to destroy everything.
12: Konan (Naruto)
Konan is one of the most intimidating female villains in the Naruto series who has a really heartwarming backstory. She did not intend to create chaos or anything. Her main goal is to support Pain in his plan and make sure everything goes smoothly. Konan appeared as a villain in Naruto. However, she died a hero in the anime and cemented her place as one of the best-written female characters of all time.
11: Balalaika (Black Lagoon)
Black Lagoon has several intriguing antagonists and among them is a character named Balalaika. She is one of the best female villains of all time as her quiet character is more morally grey than evil. She is a Russian crime lord who operates Hotel Moscow. In the series, Balalaika’s main intention was to take over the Roanapur underground.
10: Junko Unoshima (Danganronpa)
The Ultimate Fashionista, Junko Unoshima, is one of the most sadistic villains in the history of anime. She is a high-school student who simply wants to make the world full of despair. Junko is a psychotic and merciless antagonist who only cares about creating misery and despair. She is also the mastermind behind the Killing Games, which earned her a place in the list of the best female anime villains.
9: Android 18 (Dragon Ball Z)
Whenever we talk about the most powerful female villains, the name Android 18 always pops up. Android 18 served as one of the main antagonists of the Cell Saga in Dragon Ball Z. She was way too powerful from the very moment she was introduced in DBZ. Android 18 had only one goal, and that was to destroy everything that came in her path. However, Android 18 is not a villain anymore as now she sided with the Z-fighters and even married Krillin.
8: Minatsuki (Deadman Wonderland)
Minatsuki is a typical female anime villain with a split and saddened personality. She just wanted to help Ganta in Deadman Wonderland. Minatsuki was crazily powerful. However, she never used those powers to fight Undertaker in the series. She could’ve done a lot of good stuff in the show, but she decided to do an exact opposite of it that earned her a place in the list of the best anime villains of all time.
7: Rize Kamashiro (Tokyo Ghoul)
Rize is one of the first few antagonists of Tokyo Ghoul. She is one of the strongest ghouls in the series and was the very reason why Ken Kaneki became a one-eyed ghoul. Rize is really beautiful, and she uses her innocent looks to trick people before eating them. So, she is one of those characters who has twisted minds and pure evil intentions. Rize’s unique traits make her one of the best female anime villains of all time.
6: Lust (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
Lust was the first Homunculi who showed her true powers in the best-rated series of all time. Just like the other homunculi, she also lives in order to serve the father. Lust was the only female homunculi who was ridiculously powerful. She can easily make anyone hate her with the help of her cruel actions. Lust’s powers and instant regenerative abilities make her one of the best female anime villains of all time.
5: Isabella (The Promised Neverland)
Isabella is a typical representation of an anime character who is good on the outside but is quite evil from the inside. She is a caretaker who is like a mother to all the orphan children at the Grace Field House. However, in reality, she was highly cunning, whose job was to deliver the children to the demons. Isabella was the main antagonist of The Promised Neverland’s debut season that met with a great critical reception. However, by the end of the show, Isabella had a change of heart as she helped the children escape the world of demons.
4: Annie Leonhart (Attack on Titan)
Annie Leonhart, also known as the Female Titan, served as the main antagonist in the initial seasons of Attack on Titan. Everyone got shocked that when it was revealed that Annie Leonhart could turn into a titan. Annie even wiped out an entire regiment of the Survey Corps before getting cornered. However, to stop herself from getting killed, she crystallized herself and has been lying unconscious since then. Annie’s strong will, great combat skills, and titan shifting powers make her one of the best female villains of all time.
3: Medusa Gorgon (Soul Eater)
Medusa Gorgon can be described as the evilest female anime villain of all time. Initially, she fooled everyone by her kind work and appearance. But later, she revealed her true intentions in the series. She is a witch who can use magical powers and is pretty good in hand-to-hand combat as well. Medusa was so evil that she even used her own child to accomplish her goals. This is the very reason why Medusa grabbed the third spot in the list of the best female anime villains of all time.
2: Himiko Toga (My Hero Academia)
Himiko Toga is one of the most twisted and evilest members of the League of Villains in My Hero Academia. She served as a primary villain in three arcs of My Hero Academia. Her personality is so twisted that whenever she likes someone, she thinks of stabbing so that she can taste their blood and transform into them. It sounds really creepy, but it did wonders for Himiko in battles. Himiko is really merciless and can easily kill anyone with a smile on her face. This is the reason Himiko got second place in the list of the best female anime villains of all time.
1: Esdeath (Akama Ga Kill)
Esdeath was one of the high-ranking generals in Akame ga Kill who was madly in love with the series’s protagonist. She is one of the characters with frighteningly powerful skills. In the series, she even managed to defeat an army of 100,000 soldiers alone. It is more than enough to prove how strong Esdeath actually is. The great thing is that she can remain calm in a tough situation and create trouble for her opponents.
However, she also has a sadistic personality, and she proves that to her enemies very well. Esdeath is one of the best-written and most powerful characters, and that grabbed her the top spot in the list of the best female anime villains of all time.
So, these are the 13 Best Female Anime Villains of all time. Don’t forget to tell us which among them is your favorite in the comment box. Stay tuned with The Anime Daily to get all the latest news and updates on anime and manga.