2014 Anime Villains Tournament Discussion Thread



  • Sorry for all the delays folks, but after trying to pump up the list to 256 characters, I ended up overshooting that and ending up with 343. So I spent a good deal of the last couple of days checking into things for how to whittle things back down to 256. Anyhow he's the final list, and just to make sure I didn't screw things up any more than I already have I'll give y'all a couple of days to look it over. So let the discussions begin.

    Adam Arclight - Needless
    Aion - Chrono Crusade
    Akai - Kite
    Aki Kuga - Kamisama Dolls
    Akio Ohtori - Revolutionary Girl Utena
    Akito Sohma - Fruits Basket
    Alan Gabriel - Big O
    Alcyonne - Magic Knight Rayearth
    Aldra - Queen's Blade 2: The Evil Eye
    Alphard Alshua - Canaan
    Anemone - Eureka Seven
    Ani Toguro (older) - Yu Yu Hakusho
    Anubis - Ronin Warriors
    Aoshi Shinomori - Rurouni Kenshin
    Apos - Rin ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~
    Arlong - One Piece
    Asagami Fujino - Garden of Sinners
    Ashley Links - Solty Rei
    Asura - Soul Eater
    Avaritia - 11 Eyes
    Azalie Cait Sith "The Bloody August"- Sorcerous Stabber Orphen
    B-ko a.k.a. Biko Daitokuji - Project A-Ko
    Baby - Dragon Ball GT
    Baron Meier Link - Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
    Beatrice - Umineko No Naku Koro Ni
    Beazon - Elemental Gelade
    Beerus - Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
    Bloody Countess Carmilla - Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
    Braiking Boss - Casshern Sins
    Brilliant Dynamites Neon - Trigun
    Byaku - Kekkaishi
    Byakuran - Katekyo Hitman Reborn
    Cain Nightroad - Trinity Blood
    Caster - Fate/Zero
    Cecilia - Murder Princess
    Cell - Dragon Ball Z
    Chairman Gilbert Durandal - Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny
    Char Aznable - Mobile Suit Gundam
    Chouji Suitengu - Speed Grapher
    Claire Forlani - Heat Guy J
    Count Magnus Lee - Vampire Hunter D
    Creed Diskence - Black Cat
    Crocodile - One Piece
    Crystal Boy - Space Adventure Cobra
    Darcia The Third - Wolf's Rain
    Dark Bakura - Yu-Gi-Oh!
    Dark Lord - Ragnarok the Animation
    Dartz - Yu-gi-oh!
    Death Phantom - Sailor Moon R
    Debonaire - Magic Knight Rayearth 2
    Dewey Novack - Eureka Seven
    Digimon Emperor - Digimon
    Dilandau Albatou - Escaflowne
    Dio Brando - Jojo's Bizzare Adventure
    Diva - Blood+
    Drosselmeyer - Princess Tutu
    Duke Sasha Dejanstahl Voban - Campione!
    Eneru - One Piece
    Enishi Yukishiro - Rurouni Kenshin
    Envy - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
    Erina Kinjo Won - Martian Succesor Nadesico
    Father - Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
    Female Titan - Attack on Titan
    Friday Monday – Madlax
    Frieza - Dragonball Z
    Fūma Monou - X
    Gaav: The Demon Dragon King - Slayers NEXT
    Gankutsuou - Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
    Gates - Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid
    Gauron - Full Metal Panic
    Genya - Giant Robo
    Gilbert Durandal - Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny
    Gilgamesh - Fate/Series
    Gin - Detective Conan
    Gin Ichimaru - Bleach
    Ginias - Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team
    Giovanni - Pokemon
    Gogorr - Heroman
    Grace O'Connor - Macross Frontier
    Grand Duke Nagi of Artai - My-Otome
    Greed - Fullmetal Alchemist
    Hansel/Gretel - Black Lagoon
    Griffith - Berserk
    Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez - Bleach
    Hamdo - Now and Then, Here and There
    Hao Asakura - Shaman King
    Harry MacDougall - Outlaw Star
    Harry McDowell - GunGrave
    Hecate - Shakugan no Shana
    Hei (Black Reaper) - Darker Than Black
    Hellmaster Phibrizzo - Slayers Next
    Hidan - Naruto
    Hilds - Ah! My Goddess
    Himuru Genma - Ninja Scroll
    Hiroto Minaka - Sekirei
    Hiruken Emperor - Xam'd
    Homura Akemi - Madoka Magica: Rebellion
    Ishihara - Rainbow
    Itachi Uchiha - Naruto
    Izaya Orihara - Durarara
    Jake Martinez - Tiger & Bunny
    James - Pokémon
    Jean Luc LeBlanc - Divergence Eve
    Jellal Fernandes - Fairy Tail
    Jesse - Pokémon
    Jiltosh - Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars
    Johan Liebert - Monster
    Joseph - Familiar of Zero II
    Joyrock - Slayers the Motion Picture
    Justice - Afro Samurai
    K - PuniPuni Poemy
    Kagato - Tenchi Muyo
    Kain - Tenchi Muyo in Love
    Kaiser Kikai - Gatekeepers
    Kanoe - X
    Kid Buu - Dragon Ball Z
    Kimimaro - Naruto
    King Bradley/Wrath - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
    King Piccolo - Dragon Ball
    Kirei Kotomine - Fate series
    Knives Millions - Trigun
    Kokushou (a.k.a. Hino Hakuya) - Jinki:Extend
    Koshaku "Papillon" Chono - Buso Renkin
    Kotomine Kirei - Fate series
    Krad - D.N Angel
    Kurata - Digimon Data Squad/Savers
    Kyoji Mujo - s-CRY-ed
    Kyubey - Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    /人◕‿‿◕人\
    Ladd Russo - Baccano!
    Lady Arachne - Soul Eater
    Lady Une - Gundam Wing
    Laura - RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~
    Legato Bluesummers - Trigun
    Lelouch Lamperouge/Lelouch vi Britannia - Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
    Leontes van de Montague - Romeo x Juliet
    Light Yagami - Death Note
    Lil' Slugger/Shonen Bat - Paranoia Agent
    Lord Desler - Space Battleship Yamato
    Lord Genome - Gurren Laggann
    Lord Gunther Prozen - Zoids Chaotic Century
    Lord Hazanko - Outlaw Star
    Lord Kashin - Tokyo Underground
    Lord Talpa - Ronin Warriors
    Love Machine - Summer Wars
    Lucemon - Digimon Froniter
    Lucy - Elfen Lied
    Luna - Casshern Sins
    Lust - Fullmetal Alchemist
    Lyra/Dante - Fullmetal Alchemist
    Madame Marciano - Coyote Ragtime Show
    Makashima Shougo - Psycho-Pass
    Makoto Shishio - Rurouni Kenshin
    Manticore - Boogiepop Phantom
    Maria - Witchblade
    Marik Ishtar - Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters
    Mariko Kurama - Elfen Lied
    Marimaya Kushrenada - Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
    Marshall D. Teech - One Piece
    Masami Eiri - Serial Experiments Lain
    Masato - Mermaid Forest
    Master Asia/Toho Fuhai "Undefeated of the East" - Mobile Fighter G Gundam
    Master of Synapse - Heaven's Lost Property
    Maximilien Robespierre - Le Chevalier D'Eon
    Me-mania - Perfect Blue
    Medusa Gorgon - Soul Eater
    Megatron/Galvatron - Transformers: Cybertron
    Melona - Queen’s Blade
    Meowth - Pokémon
    Mercenary Tao - Dragon Ball
    Mewtwo - Pokemon
    Mitsuomi - Tenjho Tenge
    Miyo Takano - Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kai
    Momomi Kiyashiki - Strawberry Panic
    Moo - Monster Rancher
    Murakumo Yagami - Blue Seed
    Muska - Castle in the Sky
    Myotismon - Digimon
    Nakago - Fushigi Yuugi
    Naraku - Inuyasha
    Natasha Radinov - Gunsmith Cats
    Night Phantom - Steam Detectives
    Nova - Magic Knight Rayearth 2
    Oda Nobunaga - Sengoku Basara
    Odin/Ryuto - Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple
    Orochimaru - Naruto
    Ototo Toguro (younger) - Yu Yu Hakusho
    Paptimus Scirocco - Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
    Pasder - King of Braves Gaogaigar
    Pierrot le Fou - Cowboy Bebop
    Precia Testarossa - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
    Professor Tomoe - Sailor Moon
    Queen Beryl - Sailor Moon
    Queen Delphine Eraclea - Last Exile
    Queen Nehellenia - Sailor Moon
    Quiche - Tokyo Mew Mew
    Rain Spider - Desert Punk
    Raoh - Fist of the North Star
    Rau Le Creuset (Ray Za Burrel) - Mobile Suit Gundam SEED / Destiny
    Raven - Zoids Chaotic Century
    Reine Devila - Wedding Peach
    Rob Lucci - One Piece
    Road Kamelot - D.Gray-man
    Ronald MacDougall - Outlaw Star
    Ryoko Asakura - The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
    Sabrac - Shakugan no Shana
    Sailor Galaxia - Sailor Moon Stars
    Sairei no Hebi - Shakugan no Shana
    Samejima/Marionette King - I"s Pure
    Sanetoshi Watase - Mawaru Penguindrum
    Scar - Full Metal Alchemist
    Seishirou Kirishiki - Shiki
    Sephiroth - Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children/The Lost Order
    Seto Kaiba - Yu-gi-oh!
    Setsuna Onmidoh/Tenshi's Double - Grenadier
    Shabranigdo - Slayers
    Shin Natsume - Tenjho Tenge
    Shinobu Sensui - Yu Yu Hakusho
    Shizuka Hio - Vampire Knight
    Shizuri Mugino/Meltdowner - A Certain Scientific Railgun
    Shoko Inari - Princess Jellyfish
    Shou Tucker - Fullmetal Alchemist
    Simica the Swallow - Air Gear
    Sora - .hack//SIGN
    Sosuke Aizen - Bleach
    Souren Araya - Kara No Kyokai - Garden of Sinners
    Squealer - From the New World
    Suigintou - Rozen Maiden
    Szilard Quates - Baccano!
    Tekkaman Evil/Teknoman Saber - Tekkaman Blade/Teknoman
    Tenzen - Basilisk
    Tetsuo Shima - Akira
    The Anti-Spiral - Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
    The Claw - Gun x Sword
    The D-Reaper - Digimon Tamers
    The Hunter Friagne - Shankugan no Shana
    The Major - Hellsing Ultimate
    The Millennium Earl - D. Gray-man
    The Rail Tracer - Baccano!
    Tohru Adachi - Persona 4: The Animation
    Tony Frost - Blue Gender
    Toutakou - Ikki Tousen
    Ulquiorra Cifer - Bleach
    Valgaav - Slayers TRY
    Vegeta - Dragon Ball Z
    Vicious - Cowboy Bebop
    Vincent Volaju - Cowboy Bebop: Knockin On Heaven's Door
    Vulcanus - Disgaea
    Wong Yunfat - Mobile Fighter G Gundam
    Yamata no Orochi - Blue Seed
    Yomi - Yu Yu Hakusho
    Yujiro Hanma - Baki the Grappler
    Yuno Gasai - Future Diary
    Zagato – Magic Knight Rayearth
    Zofis - Zatch Bell/Gash Bell
    Zolf J. Kimblee - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
    Zorin Blitz – Hellsing Ultimate

    As always with my tournaments, if there is a tie in the poll, then I will check posts for the tie breaker, if it is still tied after that, I'll just flip a coin.

    EDIT 1
    Okay, after having a couple of things pointed out, "Clear Note" is out and "Master Asia/Toho Fuhai" are combined as one. That opens up two spots so until I can think of someone better those go to Scanty & Kneesocks. :P

    EDIT 2
    Like I said, Scanty & Kneesocks were just placeholders so the final 2 additions will be Rob Lucci and Shoko Inari.

    EDIT 3
    Major oversight on my part after letting someone else help me out with editing down the list. Kyubey is in, Android 18 is out.

    EDIT 4
    Bah… found a couple more duplicate names, Friagne/The Hunter Friagne and Man of Synapse/Master of Synapse. So removed the duplicates and replaced them with Natasha Radinov from Gunsmith Cats and Lelouch Lamperouge/Lelouch vi Britannia from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. That should do it finally.



  • And thread stickied, and the previous one closed/un-stickied! Can't wait for this to get underway, looks like one hell of a roster if I do say so myself. nod

    Now, if only the profile panel would stop acting up and let me change my avatar to the previous tournament winner of these forums…I've had an Erza picked out for over a week, grr.



  • I don't mean to be rude, but Master Asia and "Toho Fuhai" are the same character.



  • I'm surprised that Rob Lucci or any of the CP9 members didn't make the cut. And yeah, Looneygamemaster is right about Master Asia.

    Also, since this is supposed to be an anime villains tournament, I don't think Clear Note should be here, since the Zatch Bell anime did not make it to the point where he is a prominent figure (i.e. the last arc of the manga).



  • Noted, I'll make the changes.



  • Just being technical here, but could my top nomination go by "Akuma Homura" instead? I know I called her by her original name at first, but I edited it because that's pretty much her unofficial nickname now.



  • Since there are now two openings, perhaps you could replace one of those "placeholders" with Lucci, as I implied in my previous post.



  • Hey, you should add Shōko Inari from Princess Jellyfish on there as a villain; she may not shoot lasers, wield a sword or breathe fire, but she's the anti-thesis or Foil to the show's protagonist Tsukimi Kurashita, not only that, but tries to frame a guy with a false accusation because of who his father is. Aside from that, it's a great show.



  • I guess its hard to argue against either idea. Funny thing is, Shoko Inari was one of the last cuts I made when finalizing the list.



  • @LuckySeven:

    I guess its hard to argue against either idea. Funny thing is, Shoko Inari was one of the last cuts I made when finalizing the list.

    I loved the selfie scene, absolutely awesome.



  • Just curious…. Did you leave Kyubey out on purpose, or was that a mistake?

    Because I know a lot of people were requesting him, even though his "villainy" is still up for debate.



  • @SpacemanHardy:

    Just curious…. Did you leave Kyubey out on purpose, or was that a mistake?

    Because I know a lot of people were requesting him, even though his "villainy" is still up for debate.

    That one totally slipped my mind. I'm gonna guess that Audri snipped him from the list when she was helping me try to trim things down. I'll see if I can find a spot if people want him in that badly.



  • @7jaws7:

    Just being technical here, but could my top nomination go by "Akuma Homura" instead? I know I called her by her original name at first, but I edited it because that's pretty much her unofficial nickname now.

    Just bumping this question since I didn't actually get a response :P

    And yeah, Kyubey should definitely be on the list.



  • I'll have to say sorry on this one. I'll stick with the original name so it won't confuse other people when its time to vote.



  • Aww…

    Well, I'll be calling her Akuma when voting ^_^



  • Alright, looks like there aren't any more issues with the final roster for the tournament so hopefully it should start tomorrow. Would have started today, but a VERY long phone call with a new potential lady friend kinda took priority unexpectedly (a.k.a. I'm terrible at getting people to wrap things up). I will do my best to finally get this thing going, so once again apologies for the delays.



  • I can safely assume that Gilgamesh is going to make an awfully deep run and blowout several opponents; he was one of the final eight characters remaining in the last tournament.



  • I just wanna say….

    If there's a villain you think should win, and yet nobody really knows about them, by all means.... HYPE THEM UP.

    Right a paragraph if you have to about why they deserve to win the dubious title of "best villain". Tell everyone about their greatest sins, biggest crimes, and darkest acts.

    That's what I plan to do. If I had my way, Raoh would win this thing hands down.



  • Here, here, SpacemanHardy! I'm guilty of not posting a whole lot myself sometimes, but the more incentive someone gives to vote, the more likely you are going to be to sway people's votes to your side even if they're not familiar with the character in question.

    Which is why I plan to make quite the effort for Marionette King when he comes up.



  • I'd have to use spoiler tags for Akuma - which definitely makes it harder for her to win any match since there are still those who haven't even seen Rebellion yet - but I don't care; she's still my favorite to win it all!

    Though if she falls short, I still have these baddies to root for:

    2. Ladd Russo
    3. Makoto Shishio
    4. Medusa Gorgon
    5. Legato Bluesummers
    6. King Bradley
    7. Johan Liebert
    8. Ryouko Asakura
    9. Envy
    10. Light Yagami



  • Okay folks, the first set of matches is over finally. I set the polls to close after 2 days since I wasn't 100% sure how the voting would go, when the next set goes up on Monday should I just do 1 day or keep it at 2 days for the polls?

    Anyways here are you first set of winners to make it to the 2nd round.

    Lust - Fullmetal Alchemist
    Jake Martinez - Tiger & Bunny
    Himuru Genma - Ninja Scroll
    Gankutsuou - Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
    Zagato - Magic Knight Rayearth
    Gin Ichimaru - Bleach
    Tony Frost - Blue Gender
    Diva - Blood+

    Some matches were close, some weren't and in a shocker Frieza of all people is already out. Why is that shocking? Well for those that don't remember the last tournament he made it to the finals/championship match against Johan Liebert. So to be gone already is kinda unexpected. This tournament should prove to be pretty interesting this year.


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