Here is everything you need to know about anime characters just like Makima.
While Akame Ga Kill!’s Esdeath has genuine romantic feelings for the protagonist. Unlike Makima, who uses Denji’s feelings toward her to manipulate him, the two are similar in other ways. For one, Esdeath is cruel and enjoys inflicting pain on others, and she doesn’t regret any of her heinous actions.
Despite Esdeath’s cruel streak, others can’t help but be inspired by her charisma and led to follow her. She’s charming and strong, and others fear her power, Esdeath is perfectly fine using these traits to her advantage.
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Each homunculus from Fullmetal Alchemist is named after the sin it represents. With Lust being the cruelest and most manipulative of the group. Lust uses her charms to manipulate others, trick them, or get information out of them.
Lust is calm and patient, often hiding her true emotions beneath an outward persona, as does Makima. While Lust loyally follows Father’s orders, she has goals of her own that she’ll do anything to achieve. Even if it means using and killing countless humans.
There are notable differences between Makima and Tower Of God’s Rachel. Rachel doesn’t like or have confidence in herself, her appearance, or her abilities. She’s openly spiteful and jealous of other, more talented people, but because of this, she’s determined to achieve her own goals.
Rachel’s similarity to Makima lies in her willingness and ability to manipulate and deceive others. Rachel is unable to take accountability for her actions, seeing herself as able to do no wrong, and will use whoever she has to in order to reach the top and obtain what she desires.
Bungou Stray Dogs’ Osamu Dazai is a mysterious person who never lets others know his true intentions. Having earned the status of “the youngest leader in the history of the Mafia,” Dazai shrouds himself in darkness and shows no remorse about taking human lives.
Osamu Dazai is a master of manipulation and persuasion and is able to break targets that even actual torture squads couldn’t get information from. Another little-discussed side of Makima that Dazai shares is unfathomable loneliness, as no one can truly understand who he is and what he wants out of life.
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Author Tatsuki Fujimoto has referenced FLCL as a source of inspiration for the Chainsaw Man girls, with Makima likely taking inspiration from the series’ main character and antagonist, Haruko. Haruko is incredibly unpredictable, making her hard to read, and she has a talent for persuading others.
Haruko is more playful than Makima, but she shares Makima’s will to obtain what she wants, regardless of the means and without remorse. She’s also willing to act flirtatious and promiscuous as one of her manipulation tactics if it makes men more susceptible to her whims.