“Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”
“Dissociative identity disorder”
All layman terms for people who have at least two distinct and relatively enduring personality states. Some people believe that multiple personality disorder is irrelevant or false, while others believe it to be completely true. My roommate who has a Bachelors degree in human psychology doesn’t believe that DID (Dissociative identity disorder) is legitimate. Kind of hard to argue with someone who went to school for psychology XD But whether you believe multiple personality disorder is palpable or not, these type of characters in anime make for exceptional entertainment. You know…the type of anime characters who are innocent or sweet on the outside, but they are a swirling cesspool of darkness on the inside. Yes! Those type of characters. You know exactly which ones I’m talking about.
Today’s Top Ten Tuesday post will feature some of my personal favorite anime characters that have dual/split personalities. Some of the characters listed are fully aware and in control of their consciousness as well as their actions, while others might not be. The characters that tend to be aware of their “other self” are merely showing various sides of their personalities. Most of us wear a mask to protect ourselves from the outside world, but what if you had a completely off-the-rocker personality that you might not be fully aware of? How would you handle knowing someone else was in control of your mind/actions? I think it would be rather intriguing to have another version of yourself inside your own consciousness. I mean…as long as you weren’t going around murdering people. *cough* Yuno Gasai *cough* The human mind is a vast organ that I don’t think we will fully comprehend anytime soon. I think eventually we will get there, but not in my life time.
Aight. Enough with the small talk! Let’s get to this list 😀
1. Mahiru “Shinya” Banba from Akuma no Riddle
^Banba is literally night and day. A sweet shy girl by day, and a rude violent girl by night.
2. Moka Akashiya from Rosario + Vampire
^While I LOVE Moka’s ditsy and sweet outer-self, her inner vampire is a bad ass bitch ready to kick some ass.
3. Yuno Gasai from Mirai Nikki
^I mean…is this even a surprise anymore? Y’all know I’m obsessed with Yuno.
4. Shiro from Deadman Wonderland
^Just a girl who likes her sweets and her secrets.
5. Eto Yoshimura from Tokyo Ghoul
^Lovable sensei on the outside, wicked ghoul on the inside.
6. Kurumi Tokisaki from Date A Live
^Underneath that innocent and curious mask lies a mad woman, prone to fits of insane laughter and possessing no regard for human life.
7. Lucy from Elfen Lied
^Here’s one girl you don’t wanna piss off.
8. Hatsuharu Sohma from Fruits Basket
^Nice one minute, wreaking havoc the next.
9. Yugi Mato from Yu-Gi-Oh!
^I CHALLENGE YOU TO A DUAL!
10. Franken Stein from Soul Eater
^Nothing quite like a doctor who is a quack job.
Whew! We made it to the end. I didn’t think I was going to have enough characters for this list. I only list characters from anime that I have previously seen. I know there are quite a bit of characters from anime that have dual/split personalities, buuut I didn’t think it would be fair to put them on here if I haven’t seen the series they are in. Trying to be fair and square! Which characters that have dual/split personalities are your favorites? Would you like to see more of these characters in upcoming anime? Looks like we have a new contender with Matsuzaka-chan from Happy Sugar Life. Anyone else watching this show for summer season? Thoughts/opinions on it so far? I really dug the first episode and I am excited to see where it goes from here. Leave me a comment down below if you want to chat my pandas ❤
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