Today I’ll be talking about my favourite anime villain who is Light Yagami. Now, before you say anything about him not being a “proper” villain, I should just mention that even the protagonist of the story CAN be the villain. Guess we can call him an antagonistprotagonist.
The entire story of Death note revolves around Light’s journey from an innocent student to an evil genius, and I have to say it’s nicely portrayed. With every step, his greed gets the best of him and we see him getting corrupt and insidious as the story progresses. He is a very realistic villain as well. It’s the only anime where we see everything from the villain’s perspective. Every good villain has a reason or story behind their actions, and Light’s story is absolutely mind blowing. Guess it can be called a villain’s origin story.
With every new step and every new choice his darkness manifests itself more strongly until it takes total control of him. Trying to escape from the consequences of his actions, he becomes desperate and also a little crazy in his ways. Losing everything to his insatiable greed and self-glorification, he becomes his worst enemy. Manipulating anyone and everyone who crossed his path, being relentless and unforgivable and conspiring, he destroyed the lives of many, including his own. He had a great mind and potential, but it was wasted on his delusions to become the God of the universe.
Still, we enjoyed his story more than the stories of great but clichéd heroes. Because, this was something totally different and new and realistic. One of the best anime I’ve ever seen. And one of the greatest villains I’ve come across.