Five Most Ruthless Shonen Heroes

Shonen heroes are typically morally righteous characters who always do the right thing. Though they are not as prolific as compassionate protagonists, these ruthless shonen heroes know how to get the job done. Here is everything you need to know about the five most ruthless Shonen heroes.

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Katsuki Bakugo Will Fight Anyone Willing: My Hero AcademiaKatsuki Bakugo Will Fight Anyone Willing: My Hero Academia

Katsuki Bakugo is a bombastic student in Class 1-A from My Hero Academia. Although he is young, Bakugo has developed a devastating thirst to show everyone how talented he is. As such, Bakugo is always ready to fight any willing and worthy opponent he comes up against.

Bakugo’s temper highlights his mercilessness in battle. He regularly yells at people for not knowing things he knows how to do and seldom has a kind word to say.

Nobara Kugisaki Uses Her Own Body Against Her Enemies: Jujutsu KaisenNobara Kugisaki Uses Her Own Body Against Her Enemies: Jujutsu Kaisen

Nobara Kugisaki is one of the Sorcerers in training at Jujutsu High in Jujutsu Kaisen. Although she is typically bubbly and fun-loving, her demeanor changes when she is on the battlefield. Kugisaki’s Straw Doll Cursed Technique is fearsome.

With a straw doll and her nails, she can torment Cursed Spirits into submission. However, when one of them has her on the ropes, Kugisaki uses her own body to perform her Cursed Technique. Without a second thought, she hammers nails into her arm to subdue her enemy.

Olivier Mira Armstrong Commands Fort Briggs: Fullmetal Alchemist: BrotherhoodOlivier Mira Armstrong Commands Fort Briggs: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Major General Olivier Mira Armstrong is the strong and cold commander of Fort Briggs in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Olivier is known to be as hard and unforgiving as the piercing cold they endure.

Her most ruthless act occurs when she covers a criminal officer in cement. But she is also merciless with her own family. She had an all-out brawl with her younger brother, Alex Louis, and won — despite his impressive physique.

Ryuko Matoi Becomes Both Human & Life Fiber: Kill la KillRyuko Matoi Becomes Both Human & Life Fiber: Kill la Kill

Kill la Kill, Ryuko Matoi begins on a crusade to find the person who murdered her father and avenge his death. However, once she meets the Kamui, Senketsu, Ryuko bonds with him and does anything she can to rid the world of Life Fibers — including becoming part of them herself.

Ryuko does not care what happens to her so long as she defeats Ragyo Kiryuin and her Life Fiber army. Since Ryuko was an infant, she became half-Life Fiber and half-human. She shows that she would travel any length to avenge her father and free the world from clothes.

Akira Obliterates His Friend’s Killers: Devilman CrybabyAkira Obliterates His Friend's Killers: Devilman Crybaby

When an encounter with real demons goes wrong, Akira Fudo finds himself becoming one of them in Devilman Crybaby. As a half-human, half-demon hybrid, Akira fights against his demon brethren to save humanity—that is until humanity turns against him.

Upon seeing his friend’s remains being paraded around on pikes by an angry human mob, Akira erupts with rage and decimates everyone in the vicinity. In Akira’s mind, there are no second chances when his friends and family have been crossed — especially in the case of Miki Makimura.

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