We often have a typical male lead through various genres like supernatural, fantasy, action, and a lot more who goes through ample character development to become an enriched character.
A very common phenomenon in the building of such a character is betrayal. Those from a friend, sibling, parent, or anyone close to them. This has become an important trope for writers to use when writing intensely built scenes.
List Of Best Manga Where MC Is Betrayed
Let’s start with no. 14.
14. Dungeon Seeker
This title stays at the end to build up an air of mystery around it. Not only is extremely grasping, but it also contains one of the best betrayal arcs you will ever read in a Manga. If you are a fan of dark and tragic mangas, this might just be the one for you.
What begins as a typical isekai moment for the protagonist Junpei Takeda turns into a terrifying nightmare as the plot progresses. You will be thrilled, scared, and turning pages all at the same time!
13. Because I Wasn’t a True Companion so I Decided to have a Slow Life at the Frontier
While the title seems unnecessarily long, the manga is a fresh take on the betrayal trope. It breaks free from the regular “revenge arc” that follows once the MC gets over the betrayal arc. You may ask me- “but what is the fun in that?”
Well, we got to commend the abilities of the writer for making this just as entertaining as any other manga out there without the regular arc sequences. From being the crucial member of his hero part, Red, the protagonist, goes to being deemed a useless person by his friends.
12. Death Note: Tokubetsu Yomikiri
As the year 2017 is here, Ryuk spends his days in acute boredom. To have some fun and turn his life into a happening one, he finds yet another person to give the Death Note to. After all, he wants to let the chaos unfurl.
In the hunger for apples, he comes back to earth and chooses Minoru Tanka as the holder of the notebook. But as the custom is, the world falls into devastation with excessive usage of the Death Note. In the very end, Ryuk betrays Minoru by killing him.
11. Yakusoku no Neverland/ Promised Neverland
Let us just agree that this manga managed to give us serious chills right from the first few chapters. The three oldest siblings at the Grace Field House set out to find the truth about their “home”.
When Emma sees a young sibling being offered to malicious demons, she not only begins to doubt Isabella who has raised them like a mother but also the entire orphanage where they are placed. The sense of betrayal leads her and her friends beyond the walls and into the hostile world.
10. Tokyo Revengers
Hanagaki Takemichi has suffered a lot in his journey as a time traveler who is just trying to save his ex-girlfriend from dying at the hands of a gang that he once was a part of.
As he uncovers the intricacies of the various futures and outcomes that he encounters, he eventually finds out that after Kisaki Tetta, it is Sano Manjiro aka Mikey who is the one that poses a threat to a safe future.
9. Tate no Yuusha no Nairagari / The Rising of the Shield Hero
This is a famous one. We are all familiar with the betrayal that Naofumi faced at the hands of Malty Melromac, the King’s Daughter. She insisted on being his partner at first but soon threw him under the bus by telling people he assaulted her.
Even when the allegations were false, Naofumi was shamed by other heroes. However, this was just the beginning and he grew stronger with time. He also gained valuable friends and allies along the way.
8. Shokei Shoujo no Virgin Road
Menou has a noble goal of eradicating the Lost Ones, the people summoned from the other worlds to save her world. She works with the Church and gets rid of these people.
She understands the consequences of what they can do after she was rescued during the destruction caused by one such person. While she is adamant about living up to these goals, she also is eventually betrayed by the Church when she notices the inhumane minds of her seniors.
7. Re: Zero
Subaru might be the unluckiest MC there ever was. The amount of suffering he has been put under by the witches and by the constant time loops. He is often deemed stupid by the people that he is close to, even the girl that he likes.
He is constantly betrayed by circumstances while he tries his best to change the outcome every time he is in a time loop. Bro was out there offing himself to get fortunate outcomes.
6. Kami no Tou/ Tower of God
Everyone familiar with this manga knows that Bam only came to climb the Tower of God to find Rachel, who lived with him for the longest time, and then suddenly left him to climb the tower. The very first betrayal. A good manga on our list of manga where the MC is betrayed.
Bam competes with several opponents and forms acquaintances, all to find Rachel again. When he does meet her again, she betrays him again after some time by pushing him into the abyss when he only tries to save her from it. One of the most hated characters for a reason.
5. Kaifuku Jutsushi No Yarinaoshi/ Redo of the Healer
Keyaru was a healer who was molested by Princess Flare and her minions. He decided to change his life by traveling back in time and doing it all again, but all in his favor. He endures suffering, assault, and betrayal again to seek revenge on those who wronged him. Deserve to be on the list of manga where MC is betrayed.
4. Devilman Crybaby
While Akira only followed Asuka’s footsteps in going to places that may very well be infected with various demons, he ends up becoming a Devilman himself in the long run. This is one of the best manga where MC is betrayed.
Asuka eventually becomes the one who decapitates him once the world goes to ruins and gets destroyed in the end. Asuka is revealed to be some sort of angel and betrays Asuka to save the world.
3. Chainsaw Man
Denji was revived by his pet devil dog Pochita and became the Chainsaw Devil himself. He is recruited by Makima, a beautiful woman who very well manipulates him to enter a life full of fighting devils for a living.
She eventually betrays him as she reveals her true intentions, which were never the goodwill of Denji or to help him come out of a life of poverty. One of the best manga where MC is betrayed.
2. Akatsuki No Yona/ Yona of the Dawn
Yona had always lived in the safety of her palace as a respected princess while he father ruled a quiet kingdom. Her life changes forever when the man she has loved since childhood ends up killing her father to seize the throne.
She runs away from the palace with her friend Son Hak and a new life begins. She discovers what she was fated to be and is united with valuable people.
1. Vinland Saga
When Thorfinn’s father was annihilated by Askeladd, a rival pirate, his life has never been the same. The cheerful child became a resentful teenager who only lives for revenge. He follows Askeladd around and asks him for duels but always fails.
He goes where he goes and becomes a killer during the process. Soon enough, Askeladdtakes from Thorfinn his very purpose of being.
He picks up a fight and is killed by the King’s guards. Thorfinn feels betrayed, for he believed that Askeladd was supposed to die from his hand only.
One of the best Manga Where MC is betrayed.
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