There are many anime characters who would do anything to get what they want, even if they had to resort to underground means. Some of them take on a completely different personality, which is often so compelling that others are shocked when they discover the true personality of the character.

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Although this is not always the case, these characters often have sinister intentions, as their goal is to make people lower their guard around them. Characters who pretend to be nice often end up stabbing someone in the back, but these characters always end up getting what they deserve at some point.

10 Assassination classroom: Akira Takaoka was cruel to his subordinates

Akira bringing gifts for the students.

Akira was introduced to train the class in order to kill Korosensei earlier. He gave them food and seemed friendly, declaring that they were all family. However, it was revealed that he presented himself in this manner to everyone he trained, only to brutalize them.

Anyone who opposed him was quickly beaten up, and the students had no time to study in favor of severe training. He continued to feign kindness and declared that his actions were necessary, but he quickly lost everyone’s trust.

9 Bleach: Sosuke Aizen was a master of manipulation

Aizen with his glasses on

Sosuke Aizen had a talent for manipulating others. He easily gained the trust of many through the use of hallucinations and mild demeanor. Even after his betrayal of Soul Society, his vice-captain, Momo Hinamori, did not dare to believe that he was truly evil.

When he was in Hueco Mundo, he ruled firmly, but made many Arrancar believe that he really cared about them. Some of them were surprised when he also betrayed them.

8 Fullmetal Alchemist: Lust Convinced Havoc She Was A Sweet Girlfriend

Lust and havoc on a date

In Central City, Lust pretended to be a human named Solaris. He dated Jean Havoc for a short time, who was one of Roy Mustang’s subordinates. His intention was to get information out of him.

She pretended to be a kind woman, but she was the type who enjoyed tormenting humans. He later showed his true colors to Jean, while attempting to kill him and Roy in an encounter that ultimately cost him his life.

7 Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Dio Brando Pretended to be a Model Son

Dio and Jonathan

After the death of his abusive father, Dio was adopted into the Joestar family. His goal was to steal the family fortune, so he posed as the perfect son. He tried to break Jonathan’s spirit behind George’s back, but eventually he changed tack.

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Instead, he chose to poison George Joestar. His crime was finally discovered by Jonathan, and George finally realized that Dio was not as good of a person as he thought.

6 My Hero Academia: Yo Shindo was cordial to class 1-A while plotting against them

I grab Deku's hands

When Class 1-A met Shindo, he seemed friendly on the surface. He was polite when he introduced himself, but Katsuki Bakugo saw right through him in an instant. The other students gave Shindo the benefit of the doubt, but quickly realized that he was plotting to attack them during his Provisional Hero License Exam.

Although all the other schools had thought of the same tactic of attacking AU students, Shindo was the most malicious about it.

5 The Rising Of The Shield Hero: Malty Melromarc Pretended To Be A Victim

Milkshake smiles

Malty, feigning kindness, joins Naofumi Iwatani’s group since no one else would. She convinced him to spend all of his money, and the next day, he discovered that most of his possessions were missing. She accused him of forcing himself on her, sobbing and acting distraught.

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At this point, Naofumi stopped trusting her, but the other heroes continued to think she was innocent. Spear Hero, in particular, bought himself with his innocent act and agreed with everything he said.

4 Skip Beat: Sho Fuwa pretended to care for Kyoko when she only wanted a servant

Sho smiles

Sho and Kyoko Mogami were childhood friends. To pursue his dream of becoming a famous musician and avoid marrying Kyoko, he asked her to run away with him.

Kyoko hadn’t even graduated from high school, but the “sincere” way he spoke made her follow him. In reality, all he wanted was for her to act as his maid and support him with multiple jobs. Kyoko was sadly happy with this life until she found out she was just using it.

3 Yu-Gi-Oh !: Seto Kaiba pretended to be Yugi’s friend to get his grandfather’s card

Kaiba with a rare smile

When Kaiba overheard Yugi Muto telling his friends about a rare card his grandfather owned, Kaiba walked up to him and pretended to be friendly. He asked to accompany Yugi to his grandfather’s store to see the card.

When he was there, he realized that it was the Blue-Eyes White Dragon he was looking for and asked to buy the card or exchange it. Solomon Muto refused, as the card had sentimental value. Kaiba finally managed to grab it, only to break it in half.

two Death Note: Light Yagami put up a facade so that no one would think he was Kira

Light Yagami is expressionless

After Light picked up the Death Note, it was quickly corrupted by its power. Feeling like a god, he did not hesitate to do a quick “justice” on the criminals he considered deserving of death.

As people searched for Kira’s identity, he acted like a well-meaning young man, but did not hesitate to use the people around him for his own benefit. He was willing to kill anyone to keep his secret, including his family.

1 Diary of the future: Yuno Gasai was more cruel than he let see

Yuno appeared to be sweet and friendly, initially introduced as one of the most popular students in his class. However, Yuno’s personality was completely warped due to her abusive home life.

She felt that Yukiteru Amano was all she had, and she didn’t hesitate to use whatever means necessary to keep it to herself. She acted like a cold-blooded killer one moment, and a sweet angel the next.

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