Are you a fan of anime? If yes, then you know that demons hold a significant role in many anime series as powerful beings. However, some anime characters willingly make deals with these dangerous creatures to fulfill their desires and find a way out of their misery. Creating a contract with a demon contains a high price, but these characters are willing to pay that price. In this article, we’re going to discuss the top 6 anime characters who made deals with demons.
6. Ciel Phantomhive – Black Butler
Ciel Phantomhive’s life was full of tragedies. After witnessing the mysterious and suspicious death of his parents, he got sold into slavery along with his twin brother. Ciel had to witness his brother being killed as a sacrifice in a cult ritual. Driven by despair and vengeance, he summons a demon named Sebastian. Ciel agrees to offer his soul to the demon, and in exchange, Sebastian becomes the head of the Phantomhive family. Eventually, Sebastian helps Ciel to seek revenge and protects him throughout the contract’s duration.
5. Asta – Black Clover
Asta was born without any magical ability, but he later received a grimoire that gave him an anti-magic ability useful in combat. One day, he meets his devil’s doppelganger, Liebe. Together they become a powerful entity. However, Liebe is considered the weakest demon in the series. Nacht Faust assists Asta in communicating with Liebe. They form a contract in which Liebe agrees to cooperate on the condition that he becomes Asta’s right-hand man. The contract also warns Asta that his body can only withstand 50 seconds of the devil’s power. Eventually, their relationship evolves from master-servant to a training partnership.
4. Mephisto – Blue Exorcist
Mephisto, one of the most powerful demons, has an ironic position, being the headmaster of True Cross Academy. His position allows him to form contracts with certain students who possess great amounts of demonic power. However, Mephisto appears to have a hidden agenda.
3. Griffith – Berserk
Griffith is a man who is never satisfied with whatever he has. Despite his good looks and being hailed as a hero, he desires great power. His obsession with power consumes him, and he later makes a pact with a group of demons. The ritual entails sacrificing his men to obtain access to the God Hand’s power, resulting in him becoming a monstrous being. Griffith’s reputation as a hero fades, and he becomes a malevolent figure in the series.
2. Aki Hayakawa – Chainsaw Man
Aki Hayakawa is a public security hunter working for the Public Safety Bureau. He has contracts with four demons, including Fox, Curse, Future, and Control Devil. However, his final deal with the Control Devil went wrong, leading to his possession by the Gun Devil.
1. Light Yagami – Death Note
Light Yagami came across a book named Death Note which is owned by a Shinigami named Ryuk. Light becomes obsessed with the book, and he makes a contract with Ryuk to utilize the book. The contract states that Light will punish the wicked using the book, and in the end, he will surrender his soul to Ryuk. Light’s ambition to cleanse the world from evil results in him becoming a notorious killer, but eventually, the judgment of Death Gods claims his life.
In conclusion, making a deal with demons comes with significant consequences, and these anime characters paid a high price for their power. Nevertheless, it’s fascinating to watch their journey and see how they handle the consequences of their decisions.