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10 Best INTJ Anime Characters, Ranked by Popularity

10 Best INTJ Anime Characters, Ranked by Popularity
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Intelligent and manipulative geniuses.

INTJ means introverted, intuitive, thinking, and judging, and this personality is often referred to as "strategist", which will make a lot of sense when you look at our list.

These people are very analytical and logical, their schemes are creative and intelligent. You don't want a character like that to be your enemy, trust us.

10. Canute ― Vinland Saga ( 2019)

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A true king has to be smart and careful, that's why this personality type is so fitting for Canute.

Despite him looking timid, weak and boring at first, Canute undergoes a significant character development, and we can see him truly shine later in the story. He's no fool, so don't let his doe eyes deceive you. If Canute wants something, he will get it, even if he has to manipulate some to achieve his goal.

9. Kaguya ― Kaguya-sama: Love is War (2019)

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You need a lot of intelligence and rationality to wage love wars, and Kaguya manages to do that with class. She's very proud and doesn't want to be the one to confess her feelings; it's good that she's got mind games and manipulation to help her with that.

Kaguya's skills are unmatched and she knows exactly how good she is, such confidence is nothing but admirable. She's also got a big heart and is a kind and selfless person.

8. Loid ― Spy x Family (2022)

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Being smart is a must for an intelligence agent, that's why Loid is so good at his job.

Loid adapts to any situation perfectly and is able to project whatever personality is necessary for his mission. He's calm and calculating, and his strategic skills are on another level. If Loid is after you, don't even try to hide: he'll catch you no matter what.

7. Ciel ― Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) (2008)

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Don't let Ciel's young age fool you, this boy is a master of manipulation. His past has made him ruthless and even a little bit cruel, that's why he's so good at sharing a home with a demon.

Ciel is very determined, and if he's set his mind on something, he will achieve it no matter what. Even if he has to sell his soul to do so.

6. Jinwoo ― Solo Leveling (Ore dake Level Up na Ken) (2023)

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Although he was the weakest hunter at the beginning of the story, he managed to surprise us with his incredible wits and strategic abilities. They were the thing that helped him stay alive in a frightening dungeon and get a chance of becoming stronger.

Jinwoo longs for power, but this is not what defines him, the man has also got a big heart, and there's nothing he cares more about than his family. He's a man who'd enter the most dangerous place in search of a cure for a loved one.

5. Shinobu ― Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba) (2019)

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Shinobu may look friendly and charming, but be careful, this is just a facade. She can become an absolute menace on the battlefield, a cruel and sadistic one even.

Shinobu is very passionate, and if she hates someone (meaning demons), she will be merciless about it. We wouldn't like to be the ones to make her angry, that's for sure.

She's also very demanding, and can be strict even towards herself.

4. Shoto ― My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia) (2016)

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Aloof and unemotional, just like all the other INTJ characters, Shoto prefers to keep to himself instead of hanging out with others. Seeing him smile is an event worth celebration, that's why it's so special every time it actually happens.

Shoto is very confident, he thinks there's nothing he can't do. This might be a disadvantage, though, too, since he rushes into battles without considering the opinions of others.

3. Sasuke ― Naruto ( 2002)

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Due to his past trauma, Sasuke became cold toward others, unmoved by and uninterested in what they do or think of him, choosing instead to keep to himself. His determination became his curse, since all he could think of is getting his revenge.

Sasuke disregards anyone whom he deems weak or not worthy of his time. And when there's someone stronger than him, he tries hard to surpass them.

Sasuke is troubled and conflicted, but we all know that there's a good part of him. The one that wants the best for the ones around him and especially his brother.

2. Geto ― Jujutsu Kaisen (2020)

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As you may see, INTJ characters make both good heroes and frightening villains. There always comes a point where they are highly disappointed by things around them, and this is what happened to Geto.

Geto may be full of hate sometimes, but when it comes to those who are close to him, he will fight no matter what. And fighting Geto is a terrifying picture: he's one of the strongest sorcerers in the world, and he knows exactly what he's doing.

1. Lelouch ― Code Geass (2006)

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Lelouch is not only number one on our list, he's number one for so many anime fans. His manipulation skills are unmatched, and watching him plan and execute his schemes is one of the best things that the world of anime has seen.

You'll hardly meet anyone whose level of intelligence can even try to compare with Lelouch's: this man is always a couple of steps ahead. Calm and sophisticated, he can really instill fear into anyone.