Hiei is one of the main characters of the anime/manga series Yu Yu Hakusho. Hiei is a male fire demon, who was born to a race of female ice demons. Believing him to be a cursed child, Hiei's family abandoned him and dropped him off a mountain. However, Hiei survived the fall, and was found by a gang of bandits. After realizing the value of a stone given to him by his mother, Hiei decided to wear it at all times, hoping to attract enemies to kill. Eventually, Hiei rose up to an A-Class status, and killed people mostly for fun. After losing the stone, Hiei had the Jagan Eye implanted in his forehead by the demon Shigure, hoping to use its psychic abilities to track the stone down. Sometime later, Hiei encountered Gouki, a demon planning to steal artifacts from the Spirit World. Hiei agreed to help him, and they succeeded in their theft. However, a newly-assigned Spirit Detective, Yusuke Urameshi, tracked down Hiei after taking down Gouki, defeated him, and eventually teamed up with Hiei several other times to deal with different threats. Elemental Resistance: As a fire demon, Hiei is highly resistant to extreme heat and freezing cold. Getting hit with demonic fire seems to bore him rather than burn him, and he withstood an attack capable of freezing almost anything. Jagan Eye: Hiei's surgically-implanted third eye, which gives him a large variety of psychic powers.
With it, Hiei can use telepathy, telekinesis, astral projection, control over the minds of weaker humans and demons, remote viewing, memory erasing, and resistance to mental attacks. Fist of the Mortal Flame: Hiei channels human world flames into his fists to boost the power of his punches. Flamethrower: Hiei shoots off a wave of human world flames for a ranged attack. Dragon of the Darkness Flame: One of Hiei's strongest techniques, where he calls upon the black flames of the demon realm and shapes them into a dragon before firing them at the opponent. This attack is very hard to control, but the flames it is made up of can reduce even a demon's body to ashes in one shot. Dragon Absorption: By dominating the dragon through his own willpower, Hiei can absorb it, granting him a huge boost in power and letting him channel the demon realm's flames into his attacks. Sword of the Darkness Flame: If Hiei's sword breaks, he can concentrate demon world flames into the shape of a sword, which can slice through almost anything. However, Hiei despises this technique, since it contains such destructive power into the form of a sword, and only uses it as a last resort. Sword: A normal, single-edged sword that Hiei wields in combat. Hiei is extremely skilled with the blade, being able to slice through energy, or cut someone 16 times in a single move. Jaganshi Form: A form where Hiei uses the Jagan's power to its fullest, turning his skin green and causing eyes to sprout all over his body.
Destroyed boulders with his bare fists.
This boosts his physical and psychic abilities greatly. Jagan Binding Curse: Hiei uses the Jagan's boosted power to summon red rings of psychic energy around the opponent, binding their limbs and paralyzing them. Black Dragon Wave: Uses his Jaganshi form's increased psychic abilities to summon multiple Dragon of the Darkness Flames, unleashing each of them on the opponent at once for a much more destructive attack. Stopped and destroyed a giant stone ax with one hand. Destroyed boulders with his bare fists. Cuts an S-Class demon's head off. Destroyed half of the Dark Tournament Area. Helds up a stone pillar along with Team Urameshi. Kills Makintaro the C-Class demon with ease. Turned Zeru, a High C-Class demon, to ash. Casually can go toe-to-toe with Shinobu, who can destroy a plateau with just the shockwaves from his blows. Without absorbing the Dragon, casually fought Yusuke. Easily considered to be the fastest YYH character. Moves fast enough to appear like he teleports.
Can leave behind afterimages. Can slash up to sixteen times in one second. Casually dodged point-blank gunfire. Rescued Yusuke from an explosion. Along with Urameshi Team, completed a mission in 0.84 seconds. Dodges a point-blank spirit gun. Not even Yusuke can track Hiei's movement, who can see lightning coming. Took blows from Sensui. Survived a punch from an enraged Mukuro. Tanked Bui's punch, who can swat the black dragon. Continued after losing an arm. Survived a fall from the sky as a baby. Tanks Zeru's firey punch, regenning from a hole in his chest. Took a bite from Kuro. Fine after being hit by the strongest High S-Class alive. Was fine after being struck by Kuro. Stole the Artifacts of Darkness. After being degraded to D-Class status, rose back up to S-Class. Defeated over a hundred A-Class demons in six months. First to master the Dragon of the Darkness Flame. Became Mukuro's right hand man. Defeated Bui and destroyed his ax. Was so strong that even Mukuro, a strong High S-Class demon, wants him to be her personal bodyguard.
It's almost Halloween, and what better way to spend October than watching psychological thrillers? If you're looking for an anime filled with suspense, amazing storytelling, and dynamic characters, Naoki Urasawa's 2004 anime series Monster gives us all of these things and more. It focuses on the life of Dr. Tenma, a brilliant Japanese brain surgeon working at Eisler Memorial Hospital in West Germany, 1986. He's the hospital's rising star and engaged to the daughter of the hospital's director when he's suddenly faced with a moral dilemma that shakes his core, forcing him to make life -changing decisions. An innocent man dies because Dr. Tenma followed orders to treat a patient of higher social and political status. He is devastated and horrified as the widow confronts him, realizing what following these orders had entailed. This is a huge turning point in his life and the beginning of our story. This moment leads him to make a decision that alters his life in ways he couldn't even begin to imagine. The dilemma Dr. Tenma had to face is one that is brought up throughout the entire series: is every life equal? Obviously, the answer is "yes," and Dr. Tenma tries to convey this time and time again.
Starting because of the innocent man dying because he wasn't deemed as a priority by the hospital, Tenma performs surgery on a boy with a gun shot wound despite receiving orders to treat the major first. When Dr. Tenma decides to help this boy, he's completely unaware that he's reviving a "monster" and the antagonist of this story. Almost immediately, Dr. Tenma is faced with tragedies and mystery at the hands of this ten-year-old boy. Most of Monster takes place 10-12 years after this point, following a string of murders occurring around Germany. It doesn't take long before Dr. Tenma is standing face to face with the murderer, who then reveals that he was the young boy Tenma brought back to life ten years prior: Johan Liebert. He shoots Dr. Tenma's patient right before his eyes and walks away like a true psychopath: cool, calm, and menacingly slow. Thus begins Dr. Tenma's journey to take Johan down, pulling him out of the shadows and into broad daylight to prevent any more murders from happening. This proves to be no easy task, though, and Dr. Tenma soon discovers there is far more than meets the eye in his journey of rectitude. The plot of Monster is imaginative, with a well executed story. The mysteries, plot, and characters are all woven together so seamlessly, and everything made perfect sense as the story progressed, while also managing to surprise at every turn. The plot is beyond compelling and riddled with depth and intrigue.
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Urasawa did a great job making the characters three-dimensional and real. These characters weren't good or bad, or cookie-cutter images of other characters. They were each their own person and brought something unique to the story. They made us reflect, they made us cry, and they made us feel. Every episode brings something new and enthralling. The characters are carefully developed along the way-heroes, villains, and everyone in between. There are a lot of different types of villains in Monster (with the big bad boss being Johan Liebert), which is a big part of what makes this series so great. There's not just one bad guy and a bunch of lackeys, but multiple villains of all calibers, with various levels of evil versus humanity, none of which are the same. Even Johan's followers have their own individuality as villains. Each one brings something different to the table, and we tend to hate each of these villains (or love to hate them) for different reasons.
First and foremost, there's Johan. If you like incredibly eerie, disturbing villains-the calm and collected ones that are secretly serial killers-you've come to the right place. Johan's the main antagonist of this story and Dr. Tenma's worst nightmare come to life. He constantly taunts the doctor and murders anyone in his way-sometimes for no reason at all other than he simply can. As the show progresses, secrets are revealed and more tragedies occur. We realize just how bad Johan really is and how much he seems to hustle as a villain (seriously, where does he find the time)? He is easily one of the creepiest villains in all of anime. Everything he does is meticulous, and he can't interact with anyone without ruining their lives or convincing them they're useless and unworthy of love, or even life itself. He's calculated, intelligent, and has no remorse; he knows exactly what he wants to do and will accomplish it at all costs. He isn't predictable either, which gives the story all the twists and turns it needs to be made even more interesting. While Johan is the calm, creepy evil mastermind, there are others walking adjacent paths, such as the recurring villain Roberto. This man is so easy to hate, which makes him a good villain in its own way. In contrast to Johan's insidiousness, Roberto's more of a brute force/macho man villain that you know can beat the life out of you without breaking a sweat. While Johan uses mind games to win his wars, Roberto uses his inhuman strength and size to barrel through obstacles and demolish his enemies.
He's seditious and lacks no remorse for his actions, much like Johan. However, he still bows down to Johan and does what he's ordered to. He also thinks of his own self-indulging antics as well, as seen through his multiple affairs and his toying with people. Part of what makes Johan more evil than Roberto is that Johan seems detached from being human altogether and doesn't care about following anyone's plans or desires other than his own. There are many other villains in this series with their own twists on evil as well. Some prove to be more human than what first appears, making their stories even more interesting. This series shows us we're all human and that there are blurred lines between good and evil. We are then begged to ask the question, "can truly evil people become good in the end?" Questions like these are threaded into the entire show and addressed in ways that make us stop and think. Where there are mighty villains, there are mightier heroes. No one can watch Monster and not root for Dr.