Anime Characters That Would Be In Slytherin: The Ultimate List

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Slytherin is one of the more popular houses right alongside Gryffindor – for all the wrong reasons, unfortunately.

Out of the four houses, Slytherin might be the most misunderstood.

While it is the house with the most students who later became evil wizards, that doesn’t necessarily mean the house itself is for the unkind and villainous only.

But I can’t deny that the characteristics a student must have to be sorted into Slytherin can often leads to… bad things.

But there’s a positive side to these traits – stuff like leadership, ambition, cunning, and resourcefulness.

And for a fun crossover idea, let’s look into some anime characters with those characteristics that could be a perfect fit for House Slytherin.


10. Sosuke Aizen

Sosuke Aizen Bleach anime screenshot

Anime: Bleach

Aizen aspired to be a creature beyond life and death. More than anything, he wanted to be a god — the most perfect specimen there ever was.

He was so good at concealing his true intentions and manipulating other people that his plotting went virtually undetected.

Things might’ve not ended well for him, but he did everything damn near perfectly – until Ichigo (the “Chosen One” in this case) came along and ruined his grand scheme.

Aizen was the leader of the Espada, fooled countless Shinigami for years, and was just inches close to achieving his ambition as well.

Too bad he wasn’t the main character though.


9. Yuno Gasai

Yuno Gasai from Future Diary anime

Anime: Future Diary

She may look cute, but Yuno is one yandere you wouldn’t want to cross.

Future Diary started with her being your typical sweet and shy waifu. But as it progressed, Yuno’s manipulative & possessive nature began to unravel.

But the source of her “evil” is not exactly ambition, like most of the characters you’ll see on this list.

Rather it’s love that caused all of the tragedies that transpired in the series.

Huh, I guess there’s really such a thing as too much love. Ironic.


8. Light Yagami

Light Yagami Close-up in Death Note anime

Anime: Death Note

Light’s ability to kill anyone at any time is something that Lord Voldemort would’ve liked under his own arsenal.

Not that Light didn’t put the Death Note to good use himself though…

In fact, he abused and spammed the heck out of it until he was finally stopped.

Also known by his nickname Kira, he was just as notorious and feared all over the world as the Dark Lord himself.

He’s charismatic, sly, assertive, and knows how to play others like a fiddle.

It took the brightest minds of his age to finally bring him down, which is pretty impressive considering he was just in high school when it all started.


7. Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh Fate/stay night anime screenshot

Anime: Fate Series

You think Malfoy is way too proud for being a Pureblood?

Try someone who’s a demigod and would gloat about it to your face whenever he gets the chance.

Among the four houses, the students in Slytherin are often portrayed as the most reverent about their heritage.

Gilgamesh though? He’s more than proud of everything, really. Not just his divine bloodline.

After all, he’s a king who’s both powerful and resourceful enough to keep his status in spite of his many enemies.

But all in all, he’s a proud intelligent leader who’s also an uncaring jackass more than half the time.


6. Accelerator

Accelerator in A Certain Scientific Accelerator

Anime: A Certain Scientific Accelerator

Speaking of uncaring and tyrannical villains, Accelerator used to be one himself until Touma beat some sense into him.

He used to be power-hungry and ruthless — stopping at nothing to achieve his goal of being the first Level 6 esper.

After his encounter with Touma, though, his willingness to use others for his own gain mellowed out.

This change gave him one of the best character developments I have personally ever seen in any anime.


5. Himiko Toga

Himiko Toga from My Hero Academia anime

Anime: My Hero Academia

Despite being admittedly cute in her own way (don’t judge me), no one can deny that Himiko Toga’s character is a tad unnerving.

Both her fighting style and Quirk are based entirely on her high level of craftiness – which more than qualifies her to be sorted to Slytherin.

Toga’s as slippery as a snake. She never gets caught unless she wants to, which also makes her one of the most dangerous villains we’ve seen in BNHA.

Needless to say, she’s also very skilled in manipulating others.

She is the League of Villains’ best spy, after all.


4. Vegeta

Vegeta in Dragon Ball Z anime

Anime: Dragon Ball

This guy is one of those very few characters in anime who did a complete 180, then became an instant fan favorite.

Raised as royalty since birth, it’s not that hard to see just why Vegeta is so proud, stubborn, ambitious, and crafty.

He had to survive while serving under the same man that killed Vegeta (his father) and blew up Vegeta (his planet). Yes I know that can get confusing.

Thanks to encountering Goku and the other earthlings (especially his loving wife Bulma), Vegeta eventually saw the error of his planet-busting ways.

But he obviously still has the ambition to become stronger than Goku. That’s one of the few things about him that never changed, along with his sheer unadulterated badassery.


3. Marshall D. Teach (Blackbeard)

Marshall D. Teach (Blackbeard) from One Piece

Anime: One Piece

When it comes to ambition, there are very few characters in fiction that embody the darker side more than Blackbeard.

He’s as greedy, malevolent, opportunistic, and overly ambitious as they come. Which undoubtedly makes him one of the most notable villains in One Piece.

I mean, he killed his own captain for his Devil Fruit, recruited several of the most dangerous pirates in the sea, and is the one who orchestrated the tragic events at Marineford.

Not only that, but I feel like Blackbeard’s list of evil deeds is only beginning to pile up.

It seems like “enough” for him will never be enough.

He’s also the complete opposite of Luffy – who values his companions more than any treasure, fame, or power.


2. Dio

Dio in JoJo's Bizarre Adventures anime

Anime: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures

It shouldn’t be surprising to see this absolute meme-lord of a vampire on a list of Slytherin characters.

Dio might not exactly be nobility… but neither was Tom Riddle. Instead they carried themselves like nobility: proud and oftentimes condescending.

Through and through, he’s the perfect example of someone who has high ambitions and who’s extremely cunning to boot.

And like Voldemort, Dio came very close to achieving his one true goal — eternal life.

Unfortunately for both of them, they got too overconfident as soon as they achieved immortality.

Seriously, you’d think that after surviving for so long these two would eventually learn. Apparently not!


1. Orochimaru

Orochimaru from Naruto anime

Anime: Naruto

OK this one is a no-brainer.

I mean, he could basically be the poster boy for Slytherin with his character design!

And it’s not just his appearance either. Despite being a reformed villain, Orochimaru also displays a lot of Slytherin traits.

For example, he’s the kind of shinobi who’s ambitious enough to betray his own village that trusted him at one point. Hell, he even killed a Hokage just to see his schemes through!

Now that’s dedication. You-Know-Who would approve…

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