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December 05, 2011, 05:48 AM
For you, who are some of the most intimidating characters in anime and manga? Please explain your choices, be it due to appearance, actions, demeanor, or any other reasons. Monsters and creatures in general can also be included.

December 06, 2011, 12:39 AM
Manji from Blade of the Immortal. The only way to kill him is decapitation so he does not mind gaping wounds or having limbs hacked off. It's part of his fighting style. And his nickname is the 100 man killer, after slaughtering the lord who retained him and his fellow samurai. He's actually a nice enough guy, if a bit gruff, who wants to redeem himself but he is one tough, mean looking guy.


December 06, 2011, 12:39 AM
The way Olivier looks and acts is pretty intimidating. Same with Buccaneer, but I'd rather deal with him than with Olivier. Alex also looks intimidating, but he really isn't. xD

Orochimaru is intimidating because of the way he looks. the way he acts is no less either, just by talking he can make you poop your pants silly. Madara's arrogant stare also makes him look intimidating, and the casual way he talks about wars and fighting doesn't help. Although Kakashi doesn't look intimidating, when you fight him, it's kinda hard not to be intimidated because the man's a freakin' genius. Jiraiya looks intimidating but he isn't unless angered or when needed to be serious. Tsunade doesn't look that intimidating, but when she's angry, then yeah, scarier than Orochimaru. X_X

December 06, 2011, 01:26 AM
Gutts from Berserk... It's been shown in the manga so far that he can scare opponents away by him just staring at him... Plus he is just a total badass...

December 06, 2011, 12:33 PM
He gets more intimidating as the manga progresses too. Since he started using the berserker armor he has looked increasingly grizzled too. Funny thing: as his appearence becomes more intimidating he has become a much more openhearted character. Fantasia arc Guts has come along way from the Guts of the Black Swordsman Arc.

January 05, 2012, 12:14 AM
Winters Socalo (D. Gray-man): I don't know how an ex-death row inmate got ushered to join the Black Order, but they're lucky to have someone like him on their side.

Johan (Monster)/Izaya (Durarara!!!)/Yokoya (Liar Game): They honestly don't look intimidating in appearance, but it's their mind and intellect that freaks me out. I'm more intimidated by someone whose appearance is deceiving.

January 05, 2012, 09:23 PM
Dou Haguro from Wolf Guy is extremely intimidating... even his image doesn't indicate just HOW fucked up the dude is, and he looks pretty scary.

January 08, 2012, 12:23 AM
Yuno from Mirai Nikki.
She has no qualms nor hesitation in killing even the most innocent in the most gruesome manner. To top it off, she's quick-witted, conscienceless and remorseless.
Remember when she tried to bury her classmates alive with cements just because they befriend Yukiteru?
Heaven helps me if i ever come closer than 10 meters to him or cast him the smallest glance. *shudder*

February 03, 2012, 03:09 AM
Madara, the way he stands there with his arms crossed and looks down on the kages as though they're small fries just radiates coldness. And the fact that he's willing to start off by dropping a meteor on you certainly shows he's the real deal. It's as though he's built for intimidation.

May 20, 2012, 05:19 AM
I'll add Charles zi Britannia, first and foremost its the way he carries himself, then comes the amount of power and authority that is there to back him up.

May 20, 2012, 12:03 PM
Chiyo from Toriko:http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/4949/toriko3295257.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/839/toriko3295257.jpg/)

Read the entire latest chapter to see what she is capable of.

May 21, 2012, 12:39 AM
Yokoya from Liar Game.

He looks creepy enough, and the fact that he does anything to win makes him even more intimidating. This is only concerning the Liar Game so I don't even want to know how he deals with people in real life.

August 10, 2012, 10:23 PM
I mean..conceptual eldritch abomination body organ thing that messes with your fate and controls the Godhands.

August 31, 2012, 11:45 AM
Johan from Monster. There isn't really any way to explain him, even though he is a fictional character - he gives me the chills.

April 11, 2013, 11:01 AM
Kiritsugu Emiya and Kirei Kotomine from Fate/Zero. (http://myanimelist.net/anime/10087/Fate/Zero) Both are soft spoken, silent, and not averse to using questionable means to achieve their goals. Both spend most of the series working behind the scenes.

April 12, 2013, 08:55 PM
hunter x hunter
Meruem initially is seen as a cruel and violent leader. He considers himself superior to all other forms of life and feels no concern for his dying mother after his birth. Meruem is also merciless, killing and cannibalizing any Chimera Ant he deems as disrespectful.
He easily withstands thousands of attacks launched at him by Netero, one of the most powerful human fighters in the world Meruem's speed was such that it allowed him to dodge Netero's supersonic blows to close in on and rip off Netero's limbs before the Chairman could put up his guard.

April 13, 2013, 10:00 AM
Everytime I reread Genshiken + Genshiken Nidaime, Nakajima sends a shiver down my spine.


Its not because she's powerful, or the most evil of evilest people. She's not even a bully. Nah, Nakajima is one of those people who can't stand other people being capable of success other than her. And her kindness to Ogiue is hollow, even creepy. She is extremely jealous and loves to stir things around if only to bring despair on her target.


Yeah, she's not intimidating in a large way, she's intimidating on a small, personal scale.

April 16, 2013, 01:01 PM

While his appearance isn't exactly intimidating, his power is absolute. In the HxH universe, power can't simply be measured by the amount of Aura (energy) you have. However, Meruem's Aura was so powerful, that several strong characters were left in despair by just sensing it.

His power was so terrifying, that even a powerful and a confident individual like Welfin was tremendously terrified by his presence alone. In fact, just by standing in front of Meruem, he was so terrified to the point where he aged several years and withered completely.

September 16, 2013, 11:26 PM
Haguro from Wolf Guy - Wolfen Crest.

His character design alone looks intimidating since he's supposed to be fifteen or something, but the actions he commits are even more frightening since he lacks any capacity for empathy.