Anime betrayals are considered brutal scenes that made us shocked and unable to understand what had just occurred or why. When an anime character we cherish and appreciate do something unexpected, and go against our will, we can’t help but feel as betrayed as the main characters of the story.
There are lots of types of anime betrayals to enumerate, but sometimes it is difficult to spot them among the plot, and other times they are thrown right to your face.
Anime Troops gathered up a list of some of the worst anime betrayals to ever occur in the anime history. There is a top 5 anime betrayals that are very brutal, shocking, and leave us at the edge of our seats!
Top 5 anime betrayals: Su-won betrayed Yona-hime (Akatsuki no Yona)
Yona-hime, a spoiled first and unique princess of the kingdom of Kouka, believes in the peace her father has provided her during her life. But when her love interest and cousin Su-won killed her father on her birthday night, her whole realm collapsed in the twinkling of an eye.
The princess decided to visit her father in his room to ask him to let her marry Su-won. Horribly, she saw her father choked to death on his own blood, and her beloved Su-won stabbing him with a sword.
The tragedy didn’t finish there, as Su-won announced that he will kill Yona too. Fortunately, Son Hak, Yona’s childhood friend and bodyguard, helped the princess to run away.
Yona couldn’t overcome this betrayal, and to go for a new beginning, she has to face her fate and confront her love.
That’s why we can say that Akatsuki no Yona is a story that blossoms from betrayal.
Top 5 Anime Betrayals: Sosuke Aizen Betrays The Soul Society (Bleach)
Sosuke Aizen was a kind and hardworking captain in the Fifth Division in the Gotei Thirteen of the Soul Society. He was courteous, able to work hard and well under pressure, and seemed to have a solution for every problem that might occur. He was, briefly, so “perfect”.
Then, unexpectedly, he quit his function, changed his appearance, and became a totally different person. Aizen betrayed the Soul Society because he wants to become the strongest by using the Hougyoku, and to achieve his goals he creates his own army of Arrancar.
Top 5 anime betrayals: Annie, Reiner & Bertholdt betrayed The 104th Cadet Corps (Attack on Titan)
Eren, the main protagonist of Shingeki no Kyojin, has been through a lot of pain (from the moment when a Smiling Titan killed his mum), shocks and battles. And to top it all off, he was betrayed by three of his closest comrades in the Army.
As part of The 104th Cadet Corps, Eren befriended Annie Leonhart, Reiner Braun and Bertholdt Hoover. He does believe that the three of them do hate Titans as much as he does, but that only blinded Eren from the gloomy secret kept by them: they are none other than the Female, the Colossus and the Armored Titans that killed a lot of humans inside the walls.
We don’t have enough words to describe the amount of anger and disappointment Eren experienced, as well as the sense of betrayal that never disappeared.
Top 5 anime betrayals: Kyuubey betrayed Madoka (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica)
At first glance, Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica seems like a really sweet anime show about a bunch of sweet young girls who just want to dress up in fanciful costumes and fight evil witches so, how could it possibly go wrong?
Well, it does and pretty quickly since one of the main characters dies pretty much immediately. At this point, you might have realized that this show isn’t what you thought, but it’s about to get worse!
The catalyst for the characters changing into magical girls is an adorable little creature called Kyuubey. Everything about this little “Pokemon” is painfully cute so, it’s easy to imagine that he really just wants to help the girls fight the evil witches.
Madoka Kaname and Sayaka Miki enter into a contract with Kyuubey and get started fighting witches, but unfortunately, the contract turns out that becoming a magical girl means much more than just getting a cute costume and some magical powers.
In addition to the constant danger of witches’ attacks, it turns out that the witches are actually former magical girls Kyuubey made magical girls to fight witches, then the magical girls become witches and the cycle repeats.
Kyuubey may be cute but his betrayal was downright!
Top 5 anime betrayals: Shou Tucker betrayed his daughter (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
let’s sum up the major rule for alchemy and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood something of equal value must be lost in order to get something in return. So, you can imagine that doing alchemy involving actual human beings is definitely a bad idea.
In fact, that’s pretty much the premise of the show and the reason that Alphonse is walking around in a suit of armor.
At one point in their journey, the brothers Edward and Alphonse meet the adorable four-year-old child called Mina. She is the daughter of Shou Tucker “the Sewing-life Alchemist”.
No matter how many times the experiments of Mina’s father failed, she never stopped believing him. This childlike faith of the Father along with her adorable looks is what makes this anime betrayal tragic.
The Sewing-life Alchemist was under a lot of pressure to pass the yearly state alchemist’s assessment so he decided to throw together a project at the last minute.
Unfortunately, that project was a Chimera created by fusing his own daughter with her beloved dog Alexander.
This is our selection of Top 5 Most Shocking anime betrayals! If you know other anime betrayals, please don’t hesitate to mention them below in the comment section. 😊😎