Love and lust are common themes in anime. Interest in fulfilling desire drives characters toward great feats of heroism, villainy, and even foolishness, with many acting on their own whims in spite of what their comrades advise.
There are many anime characters who have become masters of seduction, weaponizing their looks and charms to the most of their ability. Some are genuine romantics, while others opportunistically wish to exploit the lonely for everything that they’re worth. Such individuals vary in methodology, though the result is always the same; an abundance of partners willing to do anything to make them happy.
10 Light Used His Power & Looks To Seduce Women
Light Yagami was the most seductive character in Death Note. He exploited Misa Amane’s affection to use the shinigami eyes without actually halving his own life. Further, she made for an excellent patsy when his schemes went awry and even resulted in L’s downfall.
However, Light’s interest in Misa only went as far as he could use her. Despite already being taken, he later seduced an influential reporter in an attempt to sway public opinion of Kira. In the end, Light was only capable of faking love, not actually being in it.
9 Sanji’s Seduction Saved His Life Twice
While One Piece‘s Sanji sometimes takes seduction too far, it has also saved his life. This was seen during Whole Cake Island, where he complimented Pudding so profusely that she eventually lost her willingness to kill him.
During the Dressrosa arc, Sanji also seduced Viola into finally giving up the Donquixote Family despite roughly a decade of service. This was a major tipping point for the Straw Hats since they gained a powerful ally, insight into what was actually happening in the country, and a Devil Fruit used to scry what was happening across multiple battlefields.
8 Baise Combined Nen With Her Stunning Appearance
Hunter X Hunter
Baise was a bodyguard intended to protect Hunter X Hunter‘s Nostrade family. Her Nen ability allowed her to control anyone she kissed in a hypnotic state. This made her a naturally gifted seductress, especially given that her appearance facilitated her efforts.
The only issue with Baise’s skills is that it is combined with her power. Therefore, it’s difficult to tell how much she could naturally compel her suitors to do her bidding as opposed to what was forced upon them through Nen.
7 Mai Valentine Was Coy & Charming
Mai Valentine was first introduced as a contestant in Yu-Gi-Oh‘s Duel Island arc. She hoped to use her stunning appearance in order to distract opponents from the fact that she was cheating.
By lacing her cards with unique perfumes, Mai could identify what she would draw next with every turn. Even though Joey defeated harpy deck and exposed her underhanded means, he didn’t hold a grudge on account of her natural appeal. Later, Mai even became an unlikely ally for the heroes and Joey’s enigmatic love interest.
6 Sokka Literally Seduced The Moon
Avatar: The Last Airbender
A heartfelt romantic, Sokka seduced more characters than anyone else in Avatar: The Last Airbender. His first meaningful relationship was with Yue, a princess and member of the Northern Water Tribe. However, when Zhao killed the previous moon spirit, she sacrificed herself in order to restore balance and take its place.
In this regard, Sokka fell in love with a girl who would literally become the moon. Sokka also showed chemistry with Suki, who bonded with him over training as Kyoshi warriors. The escape from the Boiling Rock was particularly romantic and illustrated his dedication.
5 Lenore Used Hector For The Vampires’ Aims
Hector was a brilliant forgemaster in Castlevania. At first, Lenore and her sisters struggled to procure his allegiance even after they had captured him. Still, considering Hector’s ability to summon the armies of Hell, he was indispensable to their plans.
Over time, Lenore seduced Hector and convinced him to wear an enchanted ring. It bound him to her will, forcing him to comply with the vampire’s demands and flagrantly betraying his trust. All the same, Lenore used seduction in order to accomplish what her more powerful siblings could not.
4 Seduction Was Midnight’s Entire Theme
My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia‘s Midnight was a questionable choice to have around students. Her entire theme revolved around seduction, from the way she presented herself to the costume she wore. It was particularly problematic for students like Kaminari and Mineta who struggled to control their impulses.
All the same, Midnight’s appealing aesthetic was what resulted in her position as the officiator of the Sports Festival. It also rendered her qualified to help the students design their own hero aliases and costumes since she was attuned with what people wanted.
3 Miroku Was A Sweetheart That Often Got Into Trouble
Inuyasha‘s Miroku was often known as a “lecher monk.” He lived up to this reputation well when attempting to seduce the women who crossed his path. However, he wasn’t overbearing and always respected their boundaries. In this regard, he was a perfect seducer since he was flirtatious without being pushy.
During his travels with Inuyasha, Miroku met and eventually fell in love with Sango. Although putting aside his hedonistic lifestyle did not come easily, he eventually committed his entire heart to her.
2 Hancock Uses Lust To Petrify Opponents
Boa Hancock is the Pirate Queen of Amazon Lily. Her Devil Fruit petrifies those who look at her lustfully, which is extremely effective given her overall attractiveness. Entire naval battalions became statues when looking at her, which made it nearly as widespread and devastating as Conqueror’s Haki.
Further, Hancock’s Devil Fruit is not disabled if she gets knocked unconscious or killed. This grants her a significant amount of leverage against the opponents she cannot seduce. Despite her powers, Hancock’s heart is solely dedicated to Luffy since he is one of the few men not to objectify her.
1 Lust Was A Physical Manifestation Of Seduction
Fullmetal Alchemist’s Father divided pieces of himself into bodies that came to be known as Homunculus. Lust was just as seductive as her name suggested, using wry mannerisms and gestures in order to lull enemies into a false sense of security before her attack.
Lust’s alluring appearance and calm demeanor made her more approachable than many of her siblings. Unlike King Bradley and Selim, she did not have a reputation to maintain, which meant that she was freer to kill those who opposed her master’s wishes.
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