One of my favorite characters on the show, and also one of the best anti-heroes in fiction. Hiei was definitely among the best.
He starts out as a literal villain, stealing a sword of demonic nature and extreme power.
Putting him in direct battle with the spirit detective himself.
I’m surprised he didn’t use this form later in the series, especially when he needed a power boost.
I still don’t believe Yusuke should have beaten him that first time. Lucky shot.
After his arrest by spirit world, he goes on parole and his way to redemption is to help Yusuke.
He always had most of the best fights. They were quick and he would often dominate.
Then we found out he had a secret sister that he was extremely protective over yet didn’t want her to know that he was her brother.
The dragon of the darkness flame was so awesome, especially that first time.
The sword of the darkness flame attack was also really really awesome and cool.
Then he actually became the dragon of the darkness flame sort of. Very impressive as well.
During the Chapter Black saga, he throws a hissy fit and disappears for a while.
But shows up to save the day at the last minute. He R good guy after all.
And throwing this dragon of the darkness flame was one of my favorites as well.
I admired this attempt to avenge Yusuke.
During the last saga, he works for the demon lord Mukuro. It didn’t make much sense for him to do so, but they strangely fall in love kind of.
Though he loses to her in the demon world tournament, his true goal was to free her of her hatred of that bitter past she had.