2014 Anime Villains Tournament Round 1, Match 44
Coming up, Beatrice from Umineko No Naku Koro Ni vs. Kurata from Digimon Data Squad/Savers.
Beatrice is a deep, fascinating, unique, four-dimensional character with extremely complex motivations for her actions. She's also a wonderfully hilarious troll.
Thing is though, she's not a villain, and the more you learn about her, the more you realize she never was.
If Umineko's ACTUAL villain, Bernkastel, was in the tournament and took Beatrice's place, I'd vote for her in a heartbeat, but by the time I heard about this tournament, it already started.
So as much as it pains me to do so, and it REALLY pains me to do so, I'll have to vote for Kurata by default, even though I've never even heard of him.
EDIT: Ya know what, I changed my mind, I'll vote for Beatrice. She may have only been a "villain" for half the series, and it's arguable whether she was a villain at all, but she's just so entertaining and an absolutely amazing character, I can't not pick her.
I vote for Kurata.
Not familiar with either character, but I'll vote for Kurata so it's not a complete sweep.
Voting for Beatrice. Thing may get kind of weird in the second half of the show, but the first half is where she really shines as a villain and is what I think is the better parto f the show.
I don't know this Beatrice, so I'll have to go with Kurata. He might be a little 'cliche' of a villain archetype, but he's still a madman who was combining people with Digimon. That's pretty twisted.
I'll vote for Beato. Things do get murky later on, but for the first half of the anime she serves as a good villain.
I haven't seen either, but Audri told me quite a bit about Umineko so I'll give a vote to Beatrice.