There are a lot of anime twins popular for complementing and completing each other. Nothing shows the closeness of a family than the bonding between twins, however not all twins are on good terms. In fact, some twins even hate each other enough to want to kill them! We bring you a list of ten anime twins that just don’t seem to get along.
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10. R. Dorothy Wayneright and Red Destiny From The Big O
The film noir anime The Big O presents R. Dorothy and Red Destiny, two android anime twins. As it goes, Dorothy is one of the main characters while Red Destiny or “R.D.” is her evil counterpart. Although she is not human, Dorothy is capable of feeling human emotions. She is fond of playing the piano, albeit a little too loudly much to the chagrin of the protagonist Roger Smith. R.D. on the other hand is a psychotic murderer.
9. Teletha and Leonard Testarossa from Full Metal Panic
The optimistic and cheerful submarine Captain Teletha “Tessa” Testarossa and her older villainous twin Leonard are anything but on good terms. Leonard is the series Full Metal Panic’s main antagonist and Tessa is in the protagonist's team. Both of them are highly intelligent and are considered child prodigies, having accomplished many things even at a young age. But in comparison as Leonard is better than Tessa in most things, she has developed an inferiority complex.
8. Alexiel and Rosiel from Angel Sanctuary
Alexiel and Rosiel once got along and shared similar views. But as Rosiel slowly sunk into insanity, a rift appeared between the two anime twins. Alexiel is the organic angel while Rosiel is the inorganic one. Rosiel is obsessed with himself and is constantly admiring his own beauty. His insanity soon drove him to be destructive, which could not be stopped further because of Alexiel’s feelings. During the end of the series, both twins acknowledge that they loved and cared for each other.
7. Zero and Ichiru Kiryu from Vampire Knight
From the series Vampire Knight, Zero Kiryu is the vampire-hunter protagonist. Ichiru Kiryu is his younger twin. Many students admire the calm and collected Zero. He is kind and looks out for everybody. Ichiru, because he was sickly and lacked his older twin’s aptitude, was very jealous of Zero. He was always conflicted because of his emotions and eventually let his envy get the better of him. The twins do reach a reconciliation at some point.
6. Zatch and Zeno Bell from Zatch Bell
One of the main protagonists and titular character of the anime, Zatch Bell has an evil twin brother called Zeno Bell. Zatch is very friendly and outgoing. His twin Zeno is cruel and contemptuous. Zeno even went as far as erasing Zatch’s memories out of jealousy. Due to a misunderstanding on his part, Zeno believed that Zatch always led a better life out of the two anime twins because Zatch had been blessed with the power of Bao.
5. Chrono and Aion from Chrono Crusade
These two anime twins are the polar opposites in the sense that Chrono is afraid of his friends coming to harm while Aion is obsessed with power and creating his own world order. Chrono is loyal, kind and protective, but Aion is manipulative and ruthless. Although the both of them had started a revolution together, they came to a disagreement when Aion expressed his world view to Chrono. Chrono then abandoned his twin to lead a better life helping others.
4. Abel and Cain Nightroad from Trinity Blood
Protagonist Abel Nightroad is a Crusnik from Trinity Blood, he is labelled Crusnik 02. He used to feel nothing but contempt for human beings, but later on changed his ways. Crusnik 01 is Cain Nightroad, Abel’s older twin brother and also the primary antagonist. Abel is light hearted and outgoing, Cain is distant and unapproachable. Abel is usually smiling and exhibits silly behavior such as putting exactly thirteen sugar cubes in his tea. Cain was actually behind the murder of Lilith, another Crusnik Abel resonated deeply with.
3. Vash the Stampede and Millions Knives from Trigun
This pair of anime twins has been pretty well known. From the 1998 anime series Trigun, Vash and Knives appear as the protagonist and antagonist respectively. Both brothers were created as power plants, that's the only thing similar between them. Vash appears as being very lax and goofy, however he can switch to being very serious when people are in danger. He claims he’s trying to promote love and peace in the world and is always flashing a “peace sign”. Knives however is a complete sadist. He harbors a deep hatred for humanity believing that they are nothing but evil and wishes to remove them from this world.
2. Yoh Asakura and Hao Asakura from Shaman King
Yoh Asakura of Shaman King is laid back and pretty much a free spirited teen, similarly to this, Hao is also calm and enjoys assisting others. Unfortunately for Hao as he could not control the powers inside him, he slowly became evil and desired to destroy all humans. Yoh originally says he wants to be Shaman King to live an easy life, however he always wants to achieve this goal for the greater good. Hao wants to become Shaman King to be able to rid the world of humans. Although the twins have different objectives and are fighting each other, deep down Yoh wants to be able to save Hao from the darkness within him.
1. Saya and Diva from Blood+
The older of the two anime twins, Saya Otonashi is the heroine of Blood+. Both Saya and Diva were born from the Chiropteran Mummy in 1832. Saya is kind, cheerful and compassionate. She gets along with her friends and everybody in general, even though she appears to be a bit shy. Her sister Diva is an apparent psychopath and is very immature and playful. Diva is obsessed with murdering just for fun, causing Saya to hate her. Due to younger twin’s psychotic actions, Saya says she is alive just to kill Diva and vows to never take anybody else’s life.
These ten anime twins that are in constant turmoil show to us that blood bonds aren't everything! It doesn't matter whether they are family or not, they are ready to take each other down. Which of these pairs do you think hates each other most? Let us know in the comments section below!