Important Notice: [SPOILERS} Specific characters are mentioned where personal baggage are reflected in battle.
Anime is known for its diversity and various stories from different perspectives. One such case of diversity is sometimes a character getting or exacting revenge on others that did them wrong. The best dishes served cold include the following shows of Fullmetal Alchemist, Hunter x Hunter, Code Geass, Psycho-Pass, Naruto Shippuden, and Afro Samurai. Fullmetal Alchemist follows very personal revenge of Roy Mustang and his quest to find justice. Hunter x Hunter has Kurapika trying to make sense with his tribe and their disappearance in the anime. Code Geass embraces Lelouch’s campaign of resetting his past in the Holy Britannian Empire. Psycho-Pass explores Kogami challenging the status quo of the laws and government and seeking personal justice. Naruto Shippuden has many villains deserving of revenge but the icing on the cake is Shikamaru enacting a strategy to succeed a very personal matter in an enemy. Afro Samurai focuses on Afro following the honor and other traditional samurai values in overtaking the number one spot for samurai. I hope that I explained the brief backgrounds of the characters seeking revenge in the least spoiling way possible. Also, take a look at Felicia Miranda’s article about characters getting their revenge in anime for the entire reason for this blog.