12 Days of Anime: #1: Chicks love the baddies

Hakuryuu - Magi S2Not this tormented baddy.

Christmas is here, presents are already opened and put away, and I’m ending this long night and project with two episodes of Cowboy Bebop before going to bed.

This final little excuse-of-a-post will be on my favorite anime currently airing so far, Magi. Or more precisely, on one of the bad guys of the show I came to love for no logical reason, Judal.

Magi S2 - Judal

The Magi Judal doesn’t look too intimidating at first, but you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover all of the time. Beneath his purple eyeshadow and his Rajasthan dancer clothes, he’s a pretty ruthless and tough person who needs to take a chill pill and get a puppy or something.

Perhaps it’s due to his stressful profession as the Kou Empire’s oracle that he’s so hard on others who aren’t as fabulous as he is, you know. I usually find people like him to be arrogant brats and tend to appreciate characters who actually show mercy to their enemies, but the anime did such a great job on hiding his true personality, making us believe he was simply a shadowy and possible ally until his big entry as one of the unexpected big bad later on that he quickly became my favorite character in the series.

._. But still,  why?

Now if only he could get a little more screen-time. And be teased by Sinbad just a little more


5 thoughts on “12 Days of Anime: #1: Chicks love the baddies

    • I’m one of the rare people in society who generally don’t like villains. Can’t really explain why though, since it’s always been that way for me.

      • As to why society likes villains more than heroes, I think it has to do with the fact that we’re flawed creatures, which sometimes makes it easier to identify with the bad guy than the strong, smart, virtuous hero. Certain heroes are so far above us that they elicit our admiration rather than affection.

        Actually, one of my favorite heroes is Saito Hajime from Rurouni Kenshin. He cleaves to an outdated code with unwavering firmness even when it isn’t to his advantage or popular. That’s what I call awesome!

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