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10 Prideful And Arrogant Anime Characters With Their Quotes

10 Prideful and Arrogant Characters

Last Updated on February 23, 2022 by OtakuKart Staff

Anime is a rich medium with hundreds of characters that you can learn something from. You learn about friendship, love, and loss. You learn how to cherish people and how to make them feel valued. Then you learn about how you should not end up becoming. One such example is pride. Pride is not necessarily a bad thing. It can help us have some self-respect and does not allow other people to take advantage of us. But more often than not, pride can take us to bad places. Sometimes there is a very fine line differentiating pride from arrogance. So, here we shall be looking into some of the most prideful and arrogant characters in anime.

They are anime characters who push forward with just their pride and determination. However, they take it too far at times, and it leads them to their downfall. The only way they can pick themselves up is by abandoning that unnecessary pride. In some characters’ cases, we can see why their pride is so huge, why they are so arrogant. After years or centuries of being the most powerful entity, pride can become a natural part of your personality. But then again, it won’t make your character worthy of respect.

Here are the 10 Prideful And Arrogant Characters From Anime And Their Quotes:

1. Escanor (Seven Deadly Sins)

Apologize to me that you were born into my world.’

We will start with the personification of pride himself. Escanor is Lion’s Sin of Pride of the Seven Deadly Sins. His inherent power is called Sunshine, and that makes him extremely powerful during the day and frail and meek at night. Therefore, his two forms and characters belong to both ends of the character spectrum. During the day, Escanor is 10 feet and 8 inches tall. He is arrogant, boastful, and always wants to be the most powerful person in the room. He never fails to personally deliver judgment to the sinners.

By night, he is nervous, polite, and submissive. It is truly his own personality, just as the arrogant one. However, we find him criticizing himself for his prideful behavior. His pride is at such a level that he only pities people and has no room for hate. He does not mind asking for help or acknowledging the strength of others either.

Escanor using his power


2. Erina Nakiri (Food Wars)

I figured most of them were hopeless incompetents. I can’t be bothered to waste my time on such fools.

Erina comes from a family of nobility in terms of cooking. She is privileged, pampered, and only knows elite stuff. She is both admired and feared in Totsuki Academy. Born with the “God Tongue,” famous chefs from all over the world come to her for advice on new recipes. Her verdict can make or break their career. Erina’s pride and arrogance are big, and she sees nothing wrong with that due to her “God Tongue” and cooking prowess.

However, we later come to know that it is due to her father’s abusive training. Her mother also abandoned her after failing to live peacefully with her father. Erina’s fear of her father and need for approval from her mother resulted in an extremely haughty personality. Even when she liked Soma Yukihira’s basic egg-and-rice dish, she called it disgusting. However, due to Soma and other characters, she was able to let go of her harsh personality.

Erina Nakiri cooking

Erina Nakiri

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3. Toru Oikawa (Haikyuu!)

Don’t you ever forget my worthless pride.

Toru Oikawa is the proud captain and setter of Aoba Johsai’s volleyball team. He comes off as smug and arrogant but also hilarious at the start. He doesn’t hold back on making fun of his teammates, and they don’t hold back on insulting him back. But underneath all that is someone who is very serious about his skills.

Due to this fact, Oikawa’s desperation, bitterness, and insecurities are displayed when he feels like he is losing. The quote mentioned above is something he says to Ushijima, who criticizes Oikawa’s loss. Oikawa uses his pride here as a weapon and reminds him that his journey as a volleyball player isn’t over. In the end, his pride made him hang on and work even harder.

Tooru Oikawa

Tooru Oikawa

4. Karma Akabane (Assassination Classroom)

Even if the questions change, it makes no difference to me.”

Assassination Classroom is one of the best shows I’ve watched, and Karma definitely stands out among his classmates. At first glance, we see his mischievous and cunning sides, with a lazy-looking appearance. He is surprisingly relaxed and calm, despite being in a class of outcasts. But as the story progresses, we see that Karma is manipulative, sadistic, condescending, and cruel. His pride and arrogance landed him in trouble with his teachers and classmates. It even caused him to fail in tests or assassination missions, and Koro-sensei never failed to mock him for it.

However, Karma was later shown to be more respectful and caring for his friends. But his brutality and sadism never left, as we can understand from how he treats anyone who disrespects his friends.

Karma Akabane

Karma Akabane

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5. Vegeta (Dragon Ball)

You say I’m arrogant, I say damn right. that’s pride. Pride in the Saiyan I am.”

Vegeta is the prince of Saiyans and one of the last surviving members of his race. His royal ancestry and warrior status make him one of the most prideful characters in the Dragon Ball series. Vegeta calls his arrogant, aggressive, and egotistic personality his “Saiyan Pride.” His strength and thrill of battle made him believe he was above all. This made him a tyrant who doesn’t care about killing subordinates that he doesn’t find useful.

However, Vegeta is also a character that has gone through a lot of growth. Settling down on Earth, having a family, and lots of comrades make him a better man. He later shows remorse for the countless murders he committed in his quest for immortality.

Most Prideful Anime Characters With Quotes - Vegeta


6. Katsuki Bakugo (My Hero Academia)

Not my fault that the rest of you are just stepping stones to my victory.

Bakugo is perhaps the most arrogant and prideful main character in My Hero Academia. On top of that, he is short-tempered and a downright bully to protagonist Izuku Midoriya. He constantly bragged about his explosion quirk and considered other UA students to be background characters or extras.

But this meant he got plenty of room to grow as a person. After countless defeats, getting kidnapped, and meeting different people, Katsuki brings some changes to himself. In fact, his best quote ever in the series is, “If All You Ever Do Is Look Down On People, You Won’t Be Able To Recognize Your Own Weaknesses.”

Katsuki Bakugou still

Katsuki Bakugou

7. Frieza (Dragon Ball)

“I doubt I need an introduction, but just in case, I am the mighty Frieza, and yes, all the horrible stories you’ve heard are true.”

Frieza is surprisingly civilized, as compared to other antagonists in Dragon Ball. However, he is fully confident in his capacity for violence and mocks his foes. He likes dark humor and never fails to make a joke before killing an opponent. Frieza thinks highly of himself and brags before his enemies whenever he can, even in the midst of battle.

Most Prideful Anime Characters With Quotes - Frieza


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8. Inosuke Hashibira (Demon Slayer)

When you lose to someone smaller than you, it destroys your soul.

Inosuke is a short-tempered and prideful young man and considers himself to be the strongest fighter. He constantly challenges anyone he gets annoyed with and wants their respect and praise. But this ends in him overestimating people and getting defeated. Since he is raised by boars, we cannot expect him to understand human nature easily.

But Inosuke is majorly influenced by Tanjirou’s kindness and learns to acknowledge others. However, his proud nature and want for praise stays throughout.

Most Prideful Anime Characters With Quotes - Inosuke Hashibara

Inosuke Hashibara

9. Soma Yukihira (Food Wars)

Now sure, my transfer was kind of unexpected, but I still don’t plan on losing to a bunch of wannabes who never stood in front of a customer before. I mean, come on, am I right? Anyway, since I’m here and everything, I might as well take the top spot.”

Soma is energetic and optimistic on the surface but often considers himself to be better than most students at Totsuki. He has also been shown to get on students’ and judges’ bad sides with his unassuming behavior. He is not aware when he insults people to their faces and has an overall bad reputation in the story. His pride is shown when he sneaks off after a shokugeki with Chef Shinomiya and slams his fist on the wall. Despite the cool demeanor, he hates losing more than anything.

Soma Yukihira in a competition

Soma Yukihira

10. Gilgamesh (Fate)

You mongrels. By our next meeting see that you’ve culled your numbers. Only a true hero is worthy to look upon my glorious presence.”

I saved the best for last. This god has appeared in multiple seasons of the Fate series and never failed to show his cockiness and arrogance. For Gilgamesh, there is nothing that he cannot do.

Most Prideful Anime Characters With Quotes - Gilgamesh in Fate Zero


His self-centeredness is alarmingly high, and he loves calling others ‘mongrels.’ He doesn’t care about abusing his power and taking advantage of people. He believes pleasure is of most importance in life and doesn’t care about how he attains it.

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Hi, I'm Rakesh. I'm a huge anime fan with an active interest in content writing and editing. So here is me creating something out of the things I enjoy.

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