23+ Essential ENTJ Anime Characters & Villains
by Lisa Sparrow
If you’re a Commander who enjoys watching anime, we have great news for you: analyzing the personality of ENTJ anime characters can help you learn more about yourself!
That’s right—anime can be not only a fun source of entertainment but also a great way to learn about your personality type.
Stick around to explore our ultimate ENTJ anime characters’ list, which features:
- 8 Typical ENTJ Anime Characters
- 5 Female ENTJ Anime Characters
- 11 ENTJ Anime Villains
Let’s get started!
8 Typical ENTJ Anime Characters
First things first, let’s see which fan-favorite anime characters belong to the ENTJ personality type:
#1. Roy Mustang (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
Roy Mustang is a wonderful example of a healthy and mature ENTJ anime character with well-developed cognitive functions.
Thanks to extraverted thinking (Te) and introverted intuition (Ni), Roy has excellent strategic planning abilities that help him in battles. What makes him unique, however, is that he also heavily relies on introverted feeling (Fi), his inferior function. Roy strives to ignite change in society and bring it closer to his ideals and vision.
#2. Erwin Smith (Attack on Titan)
Erwin is by far the most typical ENTJ anime character from AoT. He was a visionary leader with excellent public speaking skills that helped him inspire, motivate, and talk people into following his lead.
As a big-picture thinker, Erwin didn’t mind sacrificing others if it took him one step closer to his goals. This isn’t to say that he was evil, however. Erwin admitted to Levi, an INTJ anime character, that he felt ashamed of himself, which only made his character more lovable. Rest in peace, Erwin!
#3. Katsuki Bakugo (My Hero Academia)
Confident and competitive, Bakugo clearly is an assertive ENTJ. Above all else, he strives to always be the best. Sometimes, however, this makes him act rather impulsively, which is one of the main reasons why some people believe him to be an ESTP.
Brave and aggressive, Bakugo aims to assert his power and dominance over others. Unlike most protagonists, he doesn’t want to be a hero and help people. His unstoppable drive to succeed stems from a deep desire to show the world that he’s unbeatable and superior to others.
#4. Guren Ichinose (Seraph of the End)
Guren Ichinose is an ENTJ anime character that defies the stereotype that Commanders are cold and insensitive. Thanks to his well-developed inferior Fi, he is more compassionate than most fictional ENTJs.
Despite his rather unusual focus on people, Guren is a typical ENTJ—he sets long-term plans and does everything in his power to achieve them. He’s also quite competitive and looks for the most efficient way to win fights, which is a tell-tale sign of dominant Te.
#5. Daisuke Kambe (The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited)
To say that Daisuke isn’t the loudest person in the room would be an understatement, but this doesn’t mean that he isn’t an ENTJ anime character. In fact, many Commanders aren’t very social and identify as ambiverts!
Like a typical ENTJ, Daisuke believes that money is the most effective solution to any problem. He isn’t phased when things go wrong—he simply throws money at the problem to fix it and calls it a day!
#6. Miya Chinen (Sk8 the Infinity)
Although Sk8 the Infinity is a relatively new anime series and Miya hasn’t had nearly enough screen time to reveal the complexities of his personality, it isn’t hard to tell that he’s a typical ENTJ.
Miya can come off as full of himself, as he doesn’t always show respect to people and is very confident in his abilities. However, he also looks out for those who have earned his respect. A great illustration of this was the time when he lost the race because he wanted to warn Langa, his competitor, that he could hurt himself skating on the factory rails.
#7. Louis (Beastars)
If there’s one thing ENTJs hate with a fiery passion, it’s showing weakness. Striving to be seen as powerful and successful, most Commanders don’t want others to perceive them as weak. Louis isn’t an exception to this rule—he hides his insecurities behind an arrogant façade.
In reality, however, Louis feels insecure about being a deer among carnivores. He envies their physical strength but doesn’t show it. Instead, he pours all of his energy into acting. To prove to others that he isn’t weak or vulnerable, he even performs on stage with a broken leg!
#8. Gakushuu Asano (Assassination Classroom)
Gakushuu is a top student who, apart from getting the highest grades in school, also serves as the president of the student council. This alone is a dead giveaway that he’s an ENTJ!
Besides being intelligent, Gakushuu is also very strategic and well-organized. He likes to take charge and has a gift of persuasion, which allows him to land opportunities for himself and his class.
4 Female ENTJ Anime Characters
Although the ENTJ personality type is more common among men than women in real life, this isn’t the case in the world of anime.
So, let’s check out some of the most prominent female ENTJ anime characters!
#1. Asuka Langley Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Asuka is a strong ENTJ female character who, at times, comes off as overly confident and prideful. Still, we can’t blame her—besides, who wouldn’t be a bit cocky after becoming an Evangelion pilot?!
As is typical of ENTJs, Asuka is very serious when it comes to her career. Competitive and hard-working, she aims to become the best pilot. Despite her tough exterior, she is a rather sensitive and vulnerable girl but mostly keeps this secret to herself.
#2. Biscuit Krueger (Hunter x Hunter)
Biscuit, like most ENTJs, is very aware of her strengths and weaknesses. And you bet she isn’t afraid to use them to her advantage!
Bisky uses her cute, innocent looks and charisma to trick her opponents into thinking that she’s harmless. However, the truth is that her true form is much more intimidating than the little girl persona she puts on! Her ENTJ nature especially shines when she’s teaching others, as she’s great at spotting people’s potential—but can push people a bit too hard.
#3. Rei Hino/Sailor Mars (Sailor Moon)
Rei is a female ENTJ anime character that displays rather strong tsundere characteristics. She can appear cold and harsh, especially toward people she cares about, including Usagi.
Like most ENTJs, Rei isn’t the most affectionate person—more often than not, she comes off as abrasive, as she bluntly expresses her opinions to people. At the end of the day, however, “tough love” is her way of showing how much she cares!
#4. Yuri Nakamura (Angel Beats!)
Confident and charismatic, Yuri is a natural-born leader. She treats her subordinates with respect and is concerned with their well-being. Although sometimes she chooses to sacrifice them, it is usually because she knows that their death is temporary.
On top of that, Yuri is intelligent and strategic. Thanks to Te, she quickly comes up with solutions to problems and finds ways to defeat her enemies.
12 ENTJ Anime Villains
Given that most ENTJs strive for power and success, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many villains depicted in anime have this personality type.
So, let’s take a closer look at the most memorable ENTJ anime villains and antagonists:
#1. Gary Oak (Pokémon)
Gary is one of the main antagonists of the Pokémon anime series, and there’s no doubt that he’s an ENTJ. Gary displays all ENTJ cognitive functions: he’s a future-oriented (Ni) individual focused on efficiency (Te) who loves luxury (Se) and doesn’t openly share his feelings (Fi).
As a Te-dominant character with a strong auxiliary Ni, Gary easily identifies the steps he needs to take to beat Ash and predicts his next moves, which helps him stay ahead of the game.
#2. Madara Uchiha (Naruto)
Madara is an ENTJ anime character from Naruto who is often thought to be an INTJ, possibly because he’s a strong user of both Te and Ni. However, Madara also uses Se quite a lot to achieve his goals. Unlike most INTJs, when his plans don’t work out, he can spontaneously find a solution based on what’s happening around him.
That said, Madara is an unhealthy ENTJ. Although he wants to reform the world and reorder it according to his beliefs, he tries to do this without any regard for others.
#3. Esdeath (Akame ga Kill!)
Esdeath is cruel, sadistic, and self-serving. To her, nothing matters as much as her own needs, and she doesn’t have a problem with hurting others to get what she wants.
However, she likely wasn’t born ruthless. In fact, her dad may be to blame for her disregard for human life, as he embedded his philosophy on life into her mind. As a result, Esdeath believes that you have to be strong to survive—even if it means killing others.
#4. Kirari Momobami (Kakegurui)
Like the above-mentioned Gakushuu, Kirari is the president of the student council. However, she also has a cutthroat attitude toward life, believing that she has the right to use, manipulate, and otherwise hurt others for her benefit or amusement.
Kirari is an intimidating individual, to put it lightly. She’s the mastermind behind the school’s hierarchy and seems to genuinely enjoy abusing other students and making them fear her.
#5. Ryo Asuka (Devilman Crybaby)
Before Satan took over his identity, Ryo was an apathetic individual. Aside from his interactions with Akira, he seemed quite emotionless, especially when it came to matters that required empathy.
As Satan, Ryo also seems quite indifferent in most situations, preferring to use cold logic over emotions. However, it’s undeniable that he enjoys instilling fear in others. Although he doesn’t particularly like demons, he believes that humans are weak and thus deserve to be destroyed.
#6. All for One (My Hero Academia)
In short, All for One is a megalomaniac who not only steps over other people but also uses them to advance in life. He sees himself as superior to others and thus allows himself to mistreat them.
Thanks to his charisma, All for One skillfully manipulates people, presenting a better image of himself until they submit to him. Unfortunately, he doesn’t value people, which makes it easy for him to discard them once they are no longer useful to him.
#7. Frieza (Dragon Ball Z)
If there’s one anime villain that embodies the “evil dictator” stereotype associated with ENTJs to a T, it’s Frieza.
Although Frieza comes off as an eloquent and composed individual, he takes cruelty to the next level. He heartlessly gets rid of anyone who stands in his way and brutally punishes—or even kills—his own soldiers for minor mistakes. At his core, Frieza is consumed by hatred and a hunger for power and control.
#8. Ryomen Sukuna (Jujutsu Kaisen)
Sukuna is an ENTJ anime character from Jujutsu Kaisen. He is a hedonistic, egotistical, cruel, and extremely powerful cursed spirit that can take over people’s bodies.
Sukuna has a “my way or the highway” kind of attitude toward others and expects them to follow his orders. He has no regard for the consequences of his actions or for other beings, including Yuji, his current host. Besides pleasure, he only cares about showing his superiority over others and being respected.
#9. Muzan Kibutsuji (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
Muzan has an inflated sense of confidence and self-importance, so it’s no surprise that he loathes anyone who dares to question or challenge him. He strives to become perfect and thus punishes anyone who stands in his way. His subordinates aren’t an exception—Muzan doesn’t value or respect them, believing that they deserve to be punished for the tiniest mistakes.
Also, like many other ENTJ anime villains, Muzan rarely, if ever, shows emotion, which makes him even more terrifying.
#10. Dio Brando (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)
Ambitious and power-hungry, Dio Brando is a classic ENTJ anime villain. Since he grew up poor, he made it his goal to become the wealthiest being in the world—at any cost. And if that’s not enough, he decided to become the most powerful one, too!
Unsurprisingly, Dio uses his charisma, manipulation skills, and even violence to achieve world domination. He has lost any sense of morals and does anything it takes, including exchanging his humanity for more power, to accomplish his objectives.
#11. Ougai Mori (Bungo Stray Dogs)
Mori is an organized and strategic mafia boss. Like most ENTJs, he makes an excellent leader and knows how to structure and lead an organization to maximize its efficiency. Unfortunately, he can also be very violent and manipulative.
Unlike some other ENTJ anime villains, Mori doesn’t seem to be concerned with other people’s opinions of him. Instead of showing off his superiority, he strives to maintain power and control over others.
#12. Jessie (Pokémon)
Jessie is perhaps the most well-known ENTJ female villain of all time. She doesn’t let her emotions get in the way of business. Even when Ash—her mortal enemy and an ESFP anime character—saves her from trouble, she still plots how to steal his pokémons!
No matter how many times situations aren’t in her favor, Jessie doesn’t give up or let it distract her from her goals. That said, it could be possible that she’s stuck in a Te-Se loop, as she’s quite focused on her image and often fails to notice the flaws in her plans.
As you see, many ENTJs in anime are antagonists who aspire to assert their dominance over the world. It isn’t difficult to understand why: people with this personality type are confident, intelligent, and strategic, which is a recipe for the perfect anime villain.
That said, whether they are protagonists, antagonists, or supporting characters, most ENTJ anime characters are competitive, charismatic, and powerful individuals with unbeatable leadership skills. Needless to say, this makes them not only intriguing but also inspiring!
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