"So it’s been a while since I did a top ten so I figured why not do one on cynical anime characters. After there is a Cynic in all of us.. Now for those of you unfamiliar with the term cynical, allow to take a moment to explain what defines a character as being cynical. Cynical can be define as 1) believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity. 2)concerned only with one’s own interests and typically disregarding accepted or appropriate standards in order to achieve them. So pretty much characters who are selfish to whatever they can for personal gain, having complete disregard of the risks and consequences of their action."