Eren Yeager vs Lelouch vi Britannia: Characterization of a dark main character in anime

Eren Yeager and Lelouch vi Britannia (Image via Mappa and Sunrise)

It should be considered a felony to not include Eren Yeager and Lelouch vi Britannia while talking about the most darkest main characters in the history of Japanese animation. Code Geass and Attack On Titan has received an immense amount of constructive criticism for having them as their main center of attraction in the series.

Both the characters has got their developmental arc where people found out about their past which stood out to be reason for them being so dark in first place. Each one of them has different motivations and perspective towards everything so it is somewhat justified to be like that after going through a thick stage of character development.

Disclaimer: This article is subjective and reflects the writer’s views.

Eren Yeager is physically stronger, but Lelouch vi Britannia is intellectually unparalleled

Eren Yeager (Image via MAPPA)
Eren Yeager (Image via MAPPA)

Eren Yeager is a character who is consumed by a deep-seated rage and hatred towards the Titans who killed his mother and destroyed his home. He is fiercely determined to protect his friends and family, and is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve that goal, even if it means sacrificing innocent lives.

Eren is a complex character, as his intense emotions often lead him to make questionable decisions, and his rage can consume him to the point where he loses sight of his original goals.

Lelouch vi Britannia (Image via Sunrise)
Lelouch vi Britannia (Image via Sunrise)

On the other hand, Lelouch vi Britannia is a highly intelligent and strategic character who is motivated by a desire for revenge against his father and the Britannian Empire, which he sees as corrupt and oppressive.

He is willing to manipulate and deceive others to achieve his goals, and is willing to go to great lengths to bring down the empire, including sacrificing innocent lives. Lelouch is a character who is constantly struggling with his own morality, as he is forced to make difficult decisions in order to achieve his ultimate goal of creating a better world.

Overall, while both characters can be considered dark, their motivations and approaches to achieving their goals are quite different. Eren is driven by a deep-seated rage and a desire to protect those he loves, while Lelouch is driven by a desire for revenge and a vision of a better world.

Both characters are complex and flawed, but ultimately, their different motivations and approaches to achieving their goals make them unique and compelling characters in their own.

Final thoughts

To conclude, Lelouch vi Britannia can anyday take over anyone’s mind, it can even be someone who is as driven as Eren. But right on the other hand there is Eren Yeager, whose motivations towards killing people cannot stop him from eviscerating someone as intelligent as Lelouch.

Talking about popularity, Eren has grown more popular in the recent arcs and has been tagged with a lot of main character titles, so he is anyway more popular than Lelouch. However, both the characters have been true to their motives and gained a sufficient amount of appreciation.

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