EVERYBODY LOVES A GOOD BAD GUY

Ah, bad guys, baddies, antagonists, scum of the earth. You can’t help but just love a good bad guy. The worse they are, the more we’re drawn to them, even when they end up dying you can’t help but feel a tiny bit sad they’re gone, but at the same time you’re like yes! They deserved what was coming to them! So here are my Top 5! (To be honest, I wanted to add a FMA character, but *sigh* I wanted to stick to a top 5. I’ll feature an FMA character when I go back to single posts! But! Lists for now!)

5. Zeref, Fairy Tail

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The greatest Antagonist of the Fairy Tail world! He becomes the ultimate bad guy by mastering powerful Dark magic and becoming  the most evil mage in history by creating various demons that have been active and inactive throughout the years. His journey to becoming a n evil mage happened unintentionally as he had started from a good place. Due to the demon’s he’s created, many dark guilds have used him as inspiration in bringing upon evil in the world.

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30 DAY ANIME CHALLENGE | 26

I love action; action films are my absolute favorite to watch in movie theaters. The cheesier the action film the better the fight scenes are typically – despite how crappy the story is the action to me is always well worth my time.

However, this anime is not necessarily crappy. I’ve talked about Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works probably as much as I’ve written about Fairy Tail  throughout this challenge; but these fight scenes have by far been the best animated series (in my humble opinion).There are a few pretty epic fights in this anime, and it’s hard to choose one over the other. So I’ll write about both. I’ll try to be as spoiler free as possible – but I can’t guarantee it, so proceed with caution! ESPECIALLY THE YOUTUBE LINKS.

First: Archer Vs. Lancer.
This is one of the top fights of UBW. Archer and Lancer square of in this major battle of the series. And it is phenomenal. The first time we see Archer and Lancer fight is in episode 0 and Lancer isn’t fighting at his full 100%. However, Archer’s abilities are not at a full 100% either because….reasons. (You’ll have to watch it to see) But we’re able to see their noble phantasms against one another and all the tricks Archer has up his sleeves especially his greatest defense. Very few .gifs can be found for this particular fight, so I’ve also attached the actual fight:

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Second: Shirou Emiya Vs. Gilgamesh
The final battle of the series. Shirou takes on Gilgamesh after learning some very important pieces of information about himself. He’s also gathered more magic power to be able to pull this battle off due to Rin’s help. This is shirou’s ultimate power versus the Noble Phatasms that Gilgamesh posesses, The Gates of Babylon. If I could ever have a noble phantasm: I’d want Gilgamesh or Shirou’s.  Here’s a .gif as a teaser followed by the actual fight:

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That would do it for the the best anime fights. I chose these because not only are they great fights but the animation is top notch.

What epic fight scenes come to mind for you?

30 DAY ANIME CHALLENGE | 25

The scene I want to talk about today is both a mixture of utter shock and sadness. I’m not exactly the biggest fan of Illyasviel Von Einzbern in UBW. She’s basically one of the bad guys. There wasn’t enough character development of her for me to get attached to her. So what happens to her didn’t exactly pull on my heartstrings or make me bawl my eyes out like Your Lie in April. But what happens is indeed really sad

SPOILERS ahead if you haven’t seen Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

Gilgamesh probably ranks second in favorite villain category. He’s got this disdain for humanity and his greed for the holy grail and he’s incredibly full of himself – the so-called the King of Heroes. Illyasviel isn’t exactly human. She’s a homunculus created and raised by the Einzbern family. She’s got a bit of a really sad backstory involving the M.C Shirou; but that’s another story.

Anyways, this scene is really brutal. Gilgamesh is a total sadist in this scene. If you didn’t like him before you’d definitely hate him now. I know I definitely did!  He’s a servant just like Illyasviel’s Berserker. In this scene he’s just finished killing Berserker leaving Illyasviel all alone in the world. As shes stands in her state of grief, Gilgamesh pulls a sword out and when she looks at him, it’s implied that he blinds her.  As shes stumbling around trying to get to Berserker’s body, he casually walks up to her and sticks her with his blade. She collapses and as she lays dying she thinks she’s finally touched Berserker and dies peacefully. However, she’s actually touching a rock. All while doing this, Gilgamesh is just standing there watching her with a smirk on his face. What makes this really sad is actually watching her die and stumble around completely weak. I’m attaching the clip; however it’s title honorable death – I don’t think she died honorably at all.

 

Ah, just watching this makes me feel kind of sad and frustrated again with how she dies and Gilgamesh’s lack of humanity.

Anyways, that’s all for today’s prompt! 5 more days! Whats the saddest death scene you’ve guys watched?