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

Kamidere

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

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8 thoughts on “The Salty Anime Challenge Day 19: Least favorite -dere character

      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!

  1. 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.

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