By allowing their words to get in their way, these anime villains managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Many notable Anime villains with a definite plan of attack have been introduced to viewers over the years. These villains had an important role in the main plot of their individual series, and their acts served as a springboard for the heroes to learn and grow from. Although it was usually necessary for the heroes to eventually defeat their adversaries, certain villains have only themselves to blame for their downfall.
Being an anime villain is difficult. Not because the entire world is opposed to their goals and ambitions, but because it is not sufficient for a villain to prevail in their scheme. Rather, they must be able to brag about their victory in front of a hero; else, it isn’t worth it. As ridiculous as it may sound, there have been numerous cases where a villain had the heroes at their mercy yet chose to engage in a monologue rather than get things done. Here are five of the numerous villains that ended up monologuing their way to victory.
Jessie, James, and Meowth are among the most humiliated anime villains. Instead of focusing on their mission, these three have long dialogues with Ash Ketchum and his buddies.
Team Rocket has had numerous chances to steal Pikachu. Due to their own ignorance and extended intros, the heroes foil their intentions. These three have spent decades attempting to become villains; if only they knew what was stopping them.
Hero Killer: Stain
Stain killed countless Pro heroes as a vigilante-turned-villain. His blood-infused quirk and physical abilities make him difficult for many Pros. Stain’s true weakness is his tendency to rave about true justice and heroism. His love of speeches got him arrested.
Stain was portrayed as a savage killer in My Hero Academia’s second season. Ingenium (Ida) came to revenge his brother Stain. Instead of promptly dealing with him, Stain talked about being a hero. Midoriya could then help Ida. Stain’s rants soon allowed Todoroki to join the two heroes. Three pupils outsmarted the culprit until the Pros arrested him.
He is a bad guy from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure who is known for talking a lot. Dio is a violent, cruel, and power-hungry sociopath. In Phantom Blood, Dio made fun of his stepbrother Jonathan Joestar by going on a rant. Dio had many chances to kill Jonathan, but instead he made fun of and teased him, which led Jonathan to beat him twice.
When Jonathan cut Dio’s head off, he didn’t learn from his mistakes. Later in the Stardust Crusaders series, Dio again gives long speeches instead of killing Joseph. This gives Jotaro enough time to come and kill Dio for good.
Frieza is arguably the most iconic Dragon Ball villain. This Galactic Emperor loves to conquer worlds and brag about his superiority. When Frieza debuted on Planet Namek, he was invincible. His fondness of ridiculing weaklings provided Goku time to arrive at Namek and challenge. Frieza still had the upper hand when Goku arrived, but he degraded the Saiyan race and toyed with Vegeta and Goku’s pride.
His relentless mocking gave the Z warriors time to overcome the demonic destroyer. Fans hoped Frieza would learn his lesson in Resurrection of F, but he still made fun of the Saiyans. Goku and Vegeta were enraged by Frieza’s remarks and defeated him again.
Throughout the Naruto franchise, Madara Uchiha remained the strongest and one of the most feared characters. Even the mention of his name would cause chaos. Madara spent years of his life calculating how to unleash the Infinite Tsukuyomi on the entire globe. Madara’s might remained unequaled after his resurrection at the hands of Kabuto, and he might easily have won the Fourth Shinobi War on his alone, making his fantasy a reality. Instead, he squandered his time mingling with ordinary shinobis and delivering platitudes about true peace and world dominance.
He was playing with the five Kage at the moment, shouting about how weak they were in comparison to him. He easily vanquished them but did not kill them because he lost interest and went on to proclaim his power elsewhere. Madara began boasting about his dominance again after Hashirama’s participation into the conflict and dared his competitor to settle the score. However, Hashirama continued to pay attention to more vital events in the conflict, while Madara sat lazily waiting for Hashirama to attack him. It’s safe to assume that Madara’s ego, not his might, is what finally caused him to lose the war. He is one of the most iconic anime villains.
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