2014 Anime Villains Tournament Round 1, Match 73
Another day of tournament action begins…
First up, we have Hidan from Naruto vs. Melona of Queen's Blade infamy.
Voted for Melona because Naruto sucks.
Ah, look at me, the only Queen's Blade fan here, only vote Melona will get is from this guy here. Ah, maybe not.
Shape-shifting characters have always come an gone over the years; T-1000 from Terminator 2, Mystique from X-men, Envy from both Fullmetal Alchemist shows are a few of my favorites.
Lastly, there's Melona, possibly one of the most unique characters I've encountered, her personality is playful and cheerful, until she goes into a homicidal rage if someone calls her a monster. Her physical abilities allow her to shape shift into other characters, pop out a sword at will and of course her infamous breast acid that melts most inorganic matter. I have to admit, I was quite shocked when I first saw this, however, now that I think about it, it's quite an inventive ability/weapon.
I once said that I would like it if the series told some sort of back story about her, however I have changed my mind; many of the greatest villains, Joker form Dark Knight, Anton from No Country for Old Men have no back story; and that makes their characters all that more intriguing. You see, all I know about Melona is her powers, her personality and that she's loyal only to Welveria and diligently executes her bidding.
For all I know, Melona may have been a normal human woman, or she's always been what she is; it's that Mystique that makes her all the more appealing and interesting as a character.
I love her character design because she's a little "thicker" than many female anime characters who are usually quite slim. In other words, while most of the characters on Queen's Blade have significantly greater muscle mass than most female anime characters, Melona has a meatier Marilyn Monroe build. Aside form that, her overall design, mainly her wardrobe is quite interesting and very unique to say the least.
I vote for Hidan.
Voting for Hidan. I don't care too much about Naruto, but he is a pretty good villain.
Voted for Melona.
Coin flip says Melona.
I gotta go with Hidan. Even if I wasn't a fan of Naruto, I'd still find this guy a pretty intriguing villain, as there aren't too many others that have been done with the same kind of twist or flair that Hidan got.
going with Hidan