Halloween is just around the corner—and so is Scorpio season. Scorpio is the astrological sign of people born between October 23 and November 21. It is a water sign represented by, as the name suggests, a scorpion. Considering people born on the spooky holidays of Halloween (October 31) and Día de los Muertos (November 1-2) both fall under this zodiac sign, it’s no surprise that Scorpios are often depicted as dark and mysterious. Passion is also a defining trait for Scorpios, which allegedly makes them excellent lovers. Here are 12 Scorpio anime characters that you’ll want to keep an eye on!
Setsuna Meiou (Sailor Moon) – October 29
Scientists are repeatedly torn on whether or not Pluto is a planet, so it makes sense that Sailor Pluto has the lonely job of guarding the Space-Time Door in the outer rings of space. Her signature attack is called “Dead Scream” and calls on the powers of darkness and the underworld, which is pretty, well, dark. It’s a very fitting power for someone born during Spooky Season.
Fumikage Tokoyami (My Hero Academia) – October 30
Did someone say “darkness”? Having a crow’s head is ominous enough, but in addition, Tokoyami (also known by his hero name Tsukuyomi)’s Quirk, or superpower, is called Dark Shadow, and it allows him to manifest a powerful bird-like creature made entirely out of shadows. He also talks like an edgelord, calling himself “a creature of the dark.” That’s very Scorpio of him.
L Lawliet (Death Note) – October 31
Does having dark circles qualify a person as dark and mysterious? L may not be the sexy, seductive type of Scorpio, but I would say that being a genius detective who has dedicated his life to catching a serial killer at least makes him complex and intriguing. One might also argue that he’s a little creepy, which can also be par for the course with a Scorpio.
Anri Sonohara (Durarara!!) – October 31
Anri may be quiet and shy, but her being born on Halloween was definitely not a mistake. She has a tragic and violent past, and she also possesses a demon sword with the power to enslave anyone it slashes. With this power, Anri could easily take over all of Ikebukuro, if not all of Japan, but fortunately, she is kindhearted enough to use her abilities for good instead of evil.
Otabek Altin (Yuri!!! On Ice) – October 31
Otabek really has the whole “brooding heartthrob” look down-pat, just as any dark and mysterious Scorpio should. Not only that, but he also really unleashes the sexy, passionate Scorpio energy during Yurio’s “Welcome to the Madness” performance. I mean, look at this. Woof.
Tengen Uzui (Demon Slayer) – October 31
Someone as obsessed with flashiness as Tengen doesn’t exactly fall under the “dark and mysterious” category; however, there is definitely a ton of passion in everything he does. He also has three very happy wives, which tells me his passion doesn’t end at accessorizing and slaying demons!
Armin Arlert (Attack on Titan) – November 3
Armin may look like a gentle sweetheart—and for the most part, he is, at least in the earlier seasons—but he can also be calculating and manipulative. He really comes into his Scorpio nature in The Final Season, for better or for worse (no spoilers though).
Keisuke Baji (Tokyo Revengers) – November 3
You’re looking at a guy who beat the crap out of his own right-hand man just to prove his allegiance to his old buddy’s new gang. That’s some serious hardcore behavior, truly befitting of a sign that is represented by an insect that could kill you with one sting.
Kyouka Izumi (Bungou Stray Dogs) – November 4
Don’t let her small stature fool you: using her ability Demon Snow, Kyouka has earned the title of “Thirty-Five Count Murderess.” I’ll let you guess how. Nevertheless, she truly is a sweet girl at heart, just as her appearance suggests. She and Armin are proof that Scorpios can be cutie pies, too.
Subaru Sakamaki (Diabolik Lovers) – November 4
I feel like this list wouldn’t be complete without at least one vampire. Ironically, though, Subaru is actually the least sadistic of his brothers, so while he does have the creature of the night thing going for him, he’s not as intense as one might expect from a Scorpio.
Makoto Tachibana (Free!) – November 17
Makoto blows the Scorpio stereotypes out of the water—literally, since he’s the captain of the Iwatobi High School swim team! He serves as a reminder that despite their reputation, many Scorpios have hearts of gold.
Minene Uryuu (Future Diary) – November 21
I’ve always associated Scorpios with the color purple for some reason, so in my head, it makes perfect sense that Minene is a Scorpio. She is also a certified badass, proficient in firearms, bombs, and finding escape routes. Her traumatic past also adds that extra layer of Scorpio-esque darkness.