Here is a complete guide to the most enigmatic female antiheroes in anime and manga.
Nico Robin: One Piece
In the early episodes of One Piece, Nico Robin was a major antagonist. Nico is still quite fierce even after joining the team as their resident archaeologist, and she shows no mercy when fighting. She may be the most aggressive and unhinged of the Straw Hats.
Nico initially joined the Straw Hats due of a lack of alternative activities. Nico’s moral compass is still all over the place, but she’s done too much good to be a villain now.
Lady Nagant: My Hero Academia
Lady Nagant preceded Hawks on the Public Safety Commission in My Hero Academia. The Public Safety Commission is a shady government agency that trains citizens to be spies. Their business model is less than heroic, despite the fact that it involves the creation of heroes. Lady Nagant got disillusioned with their methods and deserted to All For One, where she now serves as a villain.
Nagant probably never aspired to be either a hero or a villain, but rather just took the road that would allow her to maintain her sanity and independence. As a fierce warrior, Nagant takes each fight very seriously. She is a formidable adversary due to her direct and relentless fighting style.
Maki Zenin: Jujutsu Kaisen
In Jujutsu Kaisen, Maki Zenin’s animosity for her own family was a defining characteristic.The Zenin family stands for all that is evil in jujutsu magic. She decided to leave the clan and pursue her dream of becoming a powerful sorceress by attending Tokyo Jujutsu High. She intended to disprove their assumptions eventually.
The Zenin clan’s fate, however, became clear in the wake of the Shibuya Incident. Maki had returned to the estate to retrieve some equipment when she fell for her father’s trap and discovered Mai bleeding to death in the cellar. She killed him and started on a killing spree to avenge herself and her sister Mai’s childhood abuse at the hands of her own family.
Tokiko: Buso Renkin
Tokiko’s animosity toward homunculi is the defining characteristic of her character in Buso Renkin. She is summed up by her desire to kill every single one of them for what they did to her friends at school. Because of her pent-up bitterness and rage, she is arguably the most ruthless person in Buso Renkin.
Tokiko’s murderous actions paint her as ruthless and, ultimately, misguided. Some of the other characters, though, managed to melt her icy heart and smooth out her rough edges.