Another HARD question. Man, what was I thinking when I made these questions? I just didn’t realize how many favorites I have! So when I think of villains, I don’t just think of those that are straight up evil (looking at you Naraku from InuYasha) or straight up annoying (you can see that post here). Instead I picked a villain that may not be a villain at all… Hell Girl.
Hell Girl will ferry your enemy straight to hell… for a price.
Ai Enma (Hell Girl) doesn’t pass judgement. She simply exacts your revenge for you. Simply go to Hell Correspondence, a website that is only accessible at midnight, then type in the name of the person you want dragged to hell. Ai Enma takes care of it for you. She only asks for one thing: you must condemn yourself to an afterlife in hell after she’s carried out the deed.
Hell Girl the anime is very episodic, and that may be a turn off to many anime watchers. But not me! Hell Girl is definitely in the horror genre, and the art is amazing even if you find the story lacking. I personally don’t find the story boring at all. In fact, I find that Ai Enma (Hell Girl) is an amazing villain… or hero? It all depends on who you ask.
The tortured and the depressed turn to Hell Girl for help, but knowing they too would spend their afterlife in hell is enough for them to re-think typing their torturer’s name in that little box on Hell Correspondence. Until it all becomes too much and the beaten down individual gives in to Hell Girl’s price. And what a price to pay to see your enemy banished to hell forever.
Hell Girl is most certainly seen as a villain to those she drags to hell. But is she really a hero to those who have sought out her help? Those people have seen Hell Girl as their only choice during a life of abuse, and they must pay for this choice by spending their afterlife in hell. Is Ai Enma charging too high of a price? Or are the tortured getting their own “just desserts” for sending someone else to hell?
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