2015 Anime Villains Tournament, Round 1, Match 16
Final match-up for day 2…
Love Machine - Summer Wars vs. Nadeko Sengoku - Monogatari
Love Machine proves that you don't have to be human to be an evil-hearted son of a bitch.
! He killed Granny, dammit!! T_T
"Snakes! Why did it have to be snakes?!"
Even though I've never seen the Monogatari series I would've been inclined to pick Nadeko because I like her character design and she's voiced by one of my favorite Japanese VAs, Kana Hanazawa.
But then you put her up against Love Machine, who is a great villain and a gigantic devious troll. Love Machine gets my vote.
Nadeko, easily. Most of Monogatari's cast is interesting to some degree, but Nadeko takes the cake, though if I explained why, I'd be here for an hour. Not giving evil laughs, not killing people for teh lulz (though she will kill people for other reasons), her villainy is more subdued than most. She's self-centered to the point of insanity, manipulative, callous, selfish, and she puts a neat twist on the Yandere archetype.
! Namely that she's not actually in love with the person she's obsessed over. She merely pretends to because it's convenient for her.
Love Machine is cool, but he's just an AI doing what he's programmed to do. He has some characterization, but not enough to stand out like Nadeko does.
My vote goes to Nadeko Sengoku.
My vote goes to Love Machine.
Nadeko all the way. Heavenspiercing put it best. She didn't interest me at all really until her arc in Second Season, and watching her break down was one of the best parts of an already great season.
I had to go with Love Machine here.