In the anime world, some characters possess the ability to masquerade as someone else and hide their identity. These top 10 imposter characters demonstrate their skillful deception.
1. Yagami Light - Death Note
No one can be the biggest imposter in anime better than Light. Everyone could agree that he kept his secret much better than anyone else could. He managed to hide from L and almost succeeded in all his plans. What's even more impressive is that Light was only 17 when he began his mission against the world's criminals.
2. Obito Uchiha - Naruto
Obito Uchiha joined the Akstsuki group using Tobi's name, hiding his true identity. Later, he revealed that he was Madara Uchiha. Despite being from the same clan, Obito and Madara have different personalities. Madara used Obito for his plan. Obito managed to fool everyone, even viewers, and kept his identity hidden till the end.
3. Kenjaku – Jujutsu Kaisen
Kenjaku uses a curse technique that allows him to possess the bodies of individuals while preserving their original appearance. At present, he resides in the body of Suguru Geto, a former soccer player who was once the companion of Gojo Satoru. He collaborates with cursed spirits to accomplish his objectives, and although he considers himself superior to them, he has an unusual attachment to some of them.
4. Kaneki Ken - Tokyo Ghoul
Kaneki's anime mask holds more than just visual appeal; it acts as a protective barrier, concealing his identity from the government and fellow ghouls, as they are actively looking for him.
5. Sosuke Aizen - Bleach
Aizen was someone who always stayed one step ahead of the opponent. In the initial episodes of the series, he is seen as a kind captain. However, he had been plotting illegal experiments for years. Through his manipulative abilities, he turns friends against each other.
6. Oingo - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Oingo has the talent of disguising as anyone. He used his ability to pretend as Jotaro and sneaked into their car without raising suspicion. While his plan to use exploding fruit on Kujo didn't go as planned, his ability to avoid detection would have been helpful for pulling off a perfect impersonation.
7. Fraudrin – Seven Deadly Sins
Despite possessing power, Fraudrin was skilled at fooling others without using it. He convinced holy knights that he was Hendrickson and turned the kingdom's warriors against the Seven Deadly Sins. He was a member of the Ten Commandments and framed the Seven Deadly Sins for a holy knight's death. Fraudrin was a powerful demon but grew attached to Dreyfus' son, leading to his decision to let Meliodas kill him.
8. Keigo Takami – My Hero Academia
Keiogo Takami, also known as Hawks, was recruited as Spy within the League of Villains due to his exceptional skills. He was good at concealing his emotions and could lie convincingly. He successfully infiltrated the Paranormal Liberation Front and gained the trust of long-time villains like Twice. His intelligence allows him to recognize and go after the best possible results in any situation.
9. Bertholdt - Attack On Titan
Berthold was a skilled and formidable spy. But he made one mistake, someone overheard his conversation with the armored titan. However, he eliminated one who overheard the conversation. This demonstrated Bertholdt's ability to efficiently dispose of his targets in secluded areas where discovery and reporting would be challenging.
10. Yuga Aoyama – My Hero Academia
Aoyama lives in a double role as a spy for All For One and the League of Villains while studying at U.A. His quirk and personality were flashy and prideful, but it was later revealed that All For One gave him his quirk. In exchange for the quirk, Aoyama was required to enroll in U.A. and provide confidential information to All For One. This led to dangerous situations where villains infiltrated the students' activities, putting them in harm's way.