The power of friendship is a very powerful and incredibly powerful thing in the anime universe. Friendship can unite groups, provide hope in times of despair, and lure the main characters to take their power to greater heights.
But the coolest thing, friendship can change the nature and personality of certain characters for the better.
The following are five villain characters who turn into heroes. Little by little the beauty of their friendship turns them into better people. Curious anyone? Check out the list below, yes.
Nico Robin (One Piece)
When he first appeared in the One Piece anime, Nico Robin was a representative of an agency that was hunting down and eliminating the Straw Hats and Princess Vivi. However, he ended up joining forces with Luffy and his friends after other agency members tried to kill him.
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Of course many people think that Nico Robin is just using the Straw Hats to get accepted into the team, but the time he spent with them turned out to be a new person. Robin also turned into a good and friendly woman.
Gajeel Redfox (Fairy Tail)
At the beginning of his appearance, Gajeel Redfox who is also a dragon slayer like Natsu becomes a very dangerous and deadly villain.
When he finally changed direction and joined Fairy Tail, many people doubted his intentions and felt there was an ulterior motive for his actions.
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However, that assumption quickly dissipated when Gajeel managed to show that he had truly changed and was now even willing to use his powers to protect others, something he had never done before.
Naruto is one of the best and most popular shnen anime known for its friendship that always wins against evil.
There are many Naruto villain characters who eventually turn to the good side, but Gaara is one of the most memorable.
When he first appeared, Gaara was depicted as a child version of Omen. He is a cold and bloodthirsty figure and his fighting ability is very great.
But after Naruto managed to give him some motivation during the fight, Gaara quickly became friends and even became an influential role model in the village.
Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
Scar is a villain in the world of Fullmetal Alchemist. Actually this is not surprising because since childhood his life has been around violence and hatred.
When he decides to side with Ed and Alphonse, the decision Scar makes leads to an attempt to change the corruption in his world. This makes Scar a much better person than before.
Teruki Hanazawa (Mob Psycho 100)
Teruki Hanazawa is an example of an arrogant and unpleasant villain. He was also one of the first people with psychic powers that Mob met.
Unfortunately, Teruki does not use his power to do good but to control the entire school and threaten anyone who opposes him.
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Fortunately, the arrival of Mob managed to help the people Teruki oppressed. Mob’s outgoing and friendly attitude slowly begins to turn Teruki into a loyal friend not only to Mob, but also his friends.
Well, that’s five anime villain characters who turned into heroes. It turns out that friendship and kindness can turn a bad person into a very pleasant friend, yes.