History And 9 Other Anime Characters Who Turned Out To Be Royals

Kings, queens, princes and princesses, royalty comes in many guises. Some are kind and strong leaders, some are cruel and tyrannical, and some even leave their kingdom behind, either hoping to save it or simply hiding. Some of those royals end up revealing themselves at some point, which really adds a twist to the ongoing story.

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There have been quite a few anime characters who seem normal at first, but it is eventually revealed that they have secretly been royalty all along. While some choose to divulge that information sooner than others, their true identities are no less shocking.

10 Krista was actually Historia, from the Reiss royal family (Attack on Titan)

When the first viewers meet Krista Lenz in attack on titan, appears to be a kind but slightly shy member of the 104th Training Corps and later the Survey Corps, but as the story progresses, Krista’s true identity becomes a major factor in the plot. In truth, she ends up being Historia Reiss, the last remaining member of the Reiss royal family and the only one who could inherit the will of the first king.

After being thrown into the political turmoil that could decide the fate of humanity, Historia decides to reject her father’s wishes, leaving humanity to choose its own path free from Karl Fritz’s ideology. Shortly after defeating her father’s titan form, she is crowned the new queen.

9 The king turned out to be, indeed, a real king (The Seven Deadly Sins)

The true identity of Seven deadly sins’ King starts off as some kind of tangled web, but his alias turns out to be on the nose too, as he turns out to be an actual king. As the Fairy King Harlequin, he is the ruler of the Forest of the Fairy King, however, his departure from the kingdom is a tragic story.

King left the forest to save his best friend Helbram and other fairies who were captured by humans but failed and ended up severely injured and losing their memories. Due to his long absence, the fairies despised King and believed that he abandoned his people.

8 Melty reveals to be the heir to the throne of Melromarc (Hero of the rising of the shield)

The royalty of Melromarc in The rising of the shield hero At first, he appears spiteful and corrupt, as Naofumi is subject to torment and accusations of crimes he did not commit by the King and his daughter Malty (also known as Myne). So, from the beginning, he has no reason to trust another member of this family again, this feeling does not change when he finds out that Melty is the heir to the throne of the kingdom.

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Despite his harsh treatment of her, especially since she didn’t reveal her royal status at first, Melty proves to be trustworthy and a reliable ally to Naofumi and his group.

7 Despite first impressions, Ling is a crown prince of Xing (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

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introduced in Full Metal Alchemist: Fraternity, Ling Yao is first seen by Ed and Al when they discover him hungry in an alley. It so happened that, despite Ling’s rather comical demeanor, he happens to be the twelfth crown prince of the nation of Xing who came to Amestris to discover the secret of immortality, more accurately, the philosopher’s stone.

Through Xing’s constant political speech, Ling’s life was constantly under threat, and yet he still retains a strong sense of duty to his people. Even crazier, he becomes the host for the homunculus, Greed.

6 Pecorine is a princess that no one remembers (Princess Connect! Re:Dive)

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The bubbly Pecorine who wields a sword and has a bottomless stomach of Princess connect! Re: dive At first he may seem just as he seems, but in truth, there is more to this member of the Gourmet Guild than meets the eye. Unbeknownst to the viewer and the rest of Landsol, Pecorine is actually the rightful princess of the kingdom.

Her real name is Eustiana von Astraea, who set out on a journey alone to return to the kingdom forgotten even by her parents and accused of being an impostor by Mana Senri who took her place, forcing her into exile.

5 Exiled and vengeful, Lelouch is one of the many sons of Charles Zi Britannia (Code Geass)

Lelouch takes off his helmet in Code Geass

When Code Geass begins, Lelouch introduces himself as Lelouch Lamperouge, but his real name was actually Lelouch vi Britannia, the eleventh prince of the Britannian Empire. After his mother’s murder and his sister Nunally’s paralysis and blindness, Lelouch and Nunally were exiled to Japan and held hostage for a while.

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These events are what would eventually lead Lelouch to take up his quest for revenge against his father and the Britannian Empire, and after gaining his Geass, he would overthrow him and remake the world as the masked vigilante, Zero.

4 Vivi joins the Straw Hats to save her kingdom from Crocodile & Baroque Works (One Piece)

Nefertari Vivi, One Piece

Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hat crew end up getting a little more than they bargained for shortly after entering the Grand Line. Targeted by the syndicate known as the Baroque Works, the Straw Hats discover that one of their members, Mrs. Wednesday, is actually a double agent and the princess of Alabasta, Vivi.

Vivi joins Luffy’s crew through one piece “Arabasta Saga”, as she and the Straw Hats battle Baroque Works and their leader Crocodile to save the Kingdom of Alabasta. Though Vivi couldn’t continue traveling with her pirate friends, traveling with them had a lasting impact on her.

3 Saber’s true identity is actually that of the famous King Arthur (Fate/Stay Night)

Saber uses Excalibur in Fate Zero

The heroic spirits of Destination Series that act as servants to the participants of the Holy Grail War come in many forms from both history and myth. The most instantly recognizable among them is the armor clad Saber who appears in multiple incarnations throughout the series. The true identity of this particular member of the saber class is Artoria Pendragon, also known as King Arthur.

While history believed that Artoria was male in her original life, she actually had to hide her actual gender and a select few people knew about it. In addition to being the face of the Destination franchise, Artoria definitely started a trend of reimagining famous figures in new ways throughout the series.

two Vegeta boasts of being the prince of all Saiyans, to which he is (Dragon Ball)

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Originally an antagonist of Dragon Ball Z “Saiyan Saga”, Vegeta wastes no time bragging about his superiority and how elitist he is compared to his enemies, especially Goku. His reasoning is quite simple because he is the prince of all Saiyans and he makes it known to everyone at every opportunity.

Despite his father, King Vegeta, being assassinated, his planet destroyed, and serving under the tyrannical Frieza, Vegeta maintains his great sense of pride and his royal title with a fist of death, despite having no real kingdom over him. which to rule.

1 Yugi’s other half is actually a former pharaoh (Yu-Gi-Oh!)

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Upon completing the Millennium Puzzle, Yugi Muto begins trading places with a spirit that sleeps within the ancient artifact in times of danger or to play the Duel Monsters game. Originally known as “Yami Yugi”, this other half of Yugi spends most of his time Yu-Gi-Oh! help Yugi and his friends defeat villains and win card games (mostly at the same time), but as time goes on, it turns out that Yami is actually the spirit of a long-dead pharaoh.

Having no memory of ancient Egypt, the pharaoh’s past comes back to haunt him throughout the series, eventually regaining his memories and even his real name, Atem.

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