If you are reading this article, you most probably know about the different dere types. Characters from anime shows are categorized depending on their personality. These categories are known as dere types. There are many different dere types. Some are famous, and some aren’t. Today we will look into the Kamidere Dere type. I have also prepared a list of famous kamidere characters. You might even find some of your favorites on the list. Without further delay, let’s get into the details of the dere type.
Meaning Of Kamidere
The term is a combination of two other Japanese words. One is Kami meaning god, and the other is deredere which means lovey-dovey.
Kamidere characters are people with a god complex. They tend to think they are above everyone else and are equivalent to a god. They also demand to be treated that way. These characters have a high ego and tend to be incredibly proud.
Kamidere is often confused with Ouijidere characters or Himedere characters. Ouijidere characters demand to be treated like royalty, and Himedere characters are considered its female version. Himedere characters demand to be treated like a princess. However, kamidere characters are an extreme version of these two dere types. They wish to be treated even above royalty, like a god or a deity.
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There are different types of kamidere characters. Some are sweeter and more kind than others, but that doesn’t eliminate their overly proud and self-centered behavior. They are often shown comically. The other type, however, is a more extreme version of the dere type. The prime example of it is Light Yagami from death note. His behavior and attitude are, in fact, psychological disorders. This is also another reason why they are usually the antagonists of the show.
God complex is not recognized as a clinical term. However, it might be associated with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) or a superiority complex.
Famous Kamidere Characters
- Death Note – Light Yagami
- Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch – Lelouch Lamperouge
- Boku no Hero Academia – Katsuki Bakugo
- Fushigi Yuugi – Nakago
- Hetalia: Axis Powers – Prussia
- High School DxD – Riser Phenex
- Katekyo Hitman Reborn – Byakuran
- Kendall the Criminal – McKayl
- Kill la Kill – Satsuki Kiryuin
- Kimetsu no Yaiba – Muzan Kibutsuji
- Fairy Tail – God Serena
- Fate – Gilgamesh
- Fullmetal Alchemist (2003 anime) –
- Konosuba – Aqua
- Little Busters! – Midori Nishizono
- Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic – Sinbad
- Hunter X Hunter – Meruem
- Inazuma Eleven – Afuro Terumi
- Inuyasha – Naraku
- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure –
- Dio Brando
- Prison School – Mari Kurihara
- Rance (Series) – Rance
- Akira – Tetsuo Shima
- Angel Beats! – Naoi Ayato
- Baccano! – Felix Walken
- Berserk – Griffith
- Beyblade Burst Turbo – Phi
- Bleach –
- Baraggan Louisenbairn
- Rosario + Vampire – Kamiya Kanade
- Rurouni Kenshin –
- Hajime Saito
- Takane to Hana – Takane
- Toradora! – Ami Kawashima
Kamidere characters are often the antagonists, which makes them hated. However, many fans like to see a kamidere antagonist since they tend to be extremely powerful—for example, Madara Uchiha from Naruto. Many fans also want to see a combination of Kamidere and Yandere, which could have many possible plots. Overall, this dere type might be complicated but is highly interesting.