Anime Characters Who Wasted Their Lives
Many anime characters devote their lives to significant causes that will define how they are remembered. Whether hero or villain, their efforts bear a substantial impact on the world around them and speak to how purposeful their existence was. However, there are other individuals who waste their life.
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Alphonse (Fullmetal Alchemist)
The beginning of Fullmetal Alchemist was also the “end” of Alphonse Elric. He wasted his first life trying to bring his mother back by using a dangerous and incomplete ritual. Without an understanding of alchemy, it cost him his body, and with nothing to show for it.
Luckily, Edward managed to staple Alphonse’s soul onto a suit of armor, which ensured that his brother literally remained with him in spirit. Regardless, his rebirth was considered an anomaly, and he constantly risked death should the seal in his armor get washed away.
Sasuke spent most of Naruto attempting to kill Itachi Uchiha. Convinced that the man was responsible for the Uchiha genocide, he betrayed everyone for the sake of claiming his revenge. However, Sasuke learned the truth behind the massacre after Itachi’s death.
It meant that his entire childhood had been squandered pursuing the wrong target. Sasuke may have eventually corrected his mistake by killing Danzo, though it did not amend the crimes he’d committed against his comrades.
Marcel (Attack On Titan)
Marcel was once the Jaw Shifter in Attack On Titan. Haunted by guilt for rigging Reiner’s candidacy in his favor. He sacrificed himself in order to save him from Ymir. However, there were numerous reasons Marcel wasted his life.
Not only would his family have benefited from Warrior perks if Porco took his place, but Reiner also proved an incompetent fighter who later attempted to end his own life.
Dabi (My Hero Academia)
My Hero Academia’s Dabi was once Endeavor’s most promising successor. Despite destroying his body to please his father, Todoroki’s birth meant the end of their training. Dabi was left to pick up the pieces, forgotten and abandoned.
Rather than making the most of his skills, Dabi faked his death and later joined the League Of Villains. He wasted the remainder of his life trying to ruin Endeavor, whether by attacking his family or publicly defaming him. Luckily, neither of Dabi’s efforts had a lasting result, regardless of the intensity of his actions.
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Ace (One Piece)
The battle for Marineford was the most important arc in One Piece to date. Whitebeard may have died, though it was beginning to seem as if his children would escape. As the pirates fled, Akainu slandered Whitebeard’s name, which prompted Ace to fight him.
Not only was the admiral significantly stronger, but the marines were also in a better position by the end of the conflict than their opponents. In the end, Ace’s ego cost him his life and made the entire rescue mission one of complete futility. The Whitebeard pirates disbanded shortly after.