The Salty Anime Challenge Day 19: Least favorite -dere character


Their are many different dere types in anime but my least favorite has to be Kamidere. It’s an anime archetype for characters with god complexes. The word is derived from the combination of Kami (which means god) and dere(which means loving or sweet). The dere isn’t limited to just love of a particular person but also love of something. In this case they love “power.” Their believe they’re destined for greatness, the world is their’s it’s just a matter of time.

Kamidere types also have a superior complex, basically they are better than everyone. They are often unbearable and can become cruel. For this reason I often root against them to be defeated. Kamidere’s are usually tremendously talented so their self confidence isn’t without merit, however, they take it to an extreme. All Kamidere characters are evil, Black Star from Soul Eater is one of the main good protagonists in the series.

“My name is Black☆Star. I’ll surpass the power of the gods.”

Some of the most known Kamidere characters:

  • Light Yagami (Death Note)
  • Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)
  • Father (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
  • Enel (One Piece)
  • Satsuki Kiryuuin (Kill La Kill)

“As long as there is breath left in me, Satsuki Kiryuin has a chance at victory!.” – Satsuki Kiryuin

8 responses to “The Salty Anime Challenge Day 19: Least favorite -dere character”

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  2. I learned a new word here, thanks for that. There are too many dere’s, I just can’t keep up with all of them

    1. I had never heard of dere types before, but have seen all of them while watching anime. There’s appears to be at least 14.

      1. Yeah I guess if I saw a list of them I would probably recognize most or all of them. And to think a month ago I thought there was only Tsundere!

  3. I didn’t know that I didn’t like this type either. I dont like any of the characters you listed lol

    1. Lol. They are terrible, although they have great quotes.

  4. This one is interesting, because I do agree that I don’t like it when characters have a God complex. It’s one of the reasons why I didn’t like Lelouch, since he thought he was better than everyone but seemed reckless most of the time….but I also love Light for that same reason.

    1. I think it can work for some characters and not the others. Probably depends on the story.

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