Strongest Anime Characters of All Time

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1Goku ...read more.

Goku is by far the Strongest Character in Anime History. Goku has a thirst for fighting and fights for the justice of his friends and family. Naruto is powerful, but Goku would come out on top. That's why he's Goku. Because Goku always shines through in the end. Even when the odds are stacked against his favor.

Goku by far is the greatest and strongest, his determination and courage to overcome any odds is unparalled, protagonists of other animes are like cute little babies in front of him without disrespecting any of them, he has such incredible transformations! Any damn character cannot last more than ssj3! Unless he is outsmarted and that in the extrafighting sense!

Simon the digger. Defeated a multi galaxy story mech with his own mech/drill generated by sheer willpower and determination. Also probability manipulation and teleportation across dimensions and between dimensions. I don't know much about DBZ but between dimensions isn't on your list. by the way planet buster attacks would do nothing against Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Also death-battle matched up Goku's stats versus Superman so you may want to check your facts because Supe's wins...

Goku is stronger then superman and all the people in cartoons

I say I say It's the best

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2Naruto

Naruto is a monster when it comes to pure strength. In his own respective universe he is stronger then anyone else. Such as Sasuke, who destroyed a meteor with one hit. Madara, who took down an entire army using only physical attacks. Itachi Uchiha, who torture summon for 3 days and 3 nights in the time of a second. Rock Lee, who was able to hit and then hit again, without even touching the ground in a blur for many minutes. Which means that he could basically float above the ground using speed alone and hit his enemies for several minutes. Garra, who created a sand shield that took a nuke the size of a city. Minato, Naruto's dad who was able to teleport to a mark that he had put on somebody before they had been killed. Meaning that after marking summon they would get a permanent tattoo that the marker could teleport to. Wheras Goku and all the DBZ characters can only teleport when concentrating, unlike Naruto. Nagato, who brought a whole city back to life, even after using up almost ...more

A powerful character with a strong determination.

With His New Powers, Make's Him So Much Stronger Than Both (Ichigo and Luffy) By Feets... And Would Solo Both Of Them Without Any Problem! Still Down Below GOKU! Of Cause Who Remain The Strongest Anime Character. But Naruto Is The Most Noisy Stupid Determined, Bravest, Strong Will... And Most Selfless Anime Character He Would Lay Down His Life To Save Everyone That What's Make Him One Of A Kind And Unique... He's Anime Jesus, Who Has Surpassed All The Kage's The One and True 10Jinchiriki... Cut The So Called God Tree In Half, His Senjustu Is Unmatched Wielding Half Of The Six Path's Powers Make's Him More Scary Than Before Now Even Have a 7th Sense Acknowledged By Madara Himself He Would Beat Every Anime Character In Will Power Including GOKU! YES He Is Just Too Amazing Ichigo and Luffy Are No Where Near His Feet. And Would Remain Second Place For A Very Long Time If Not For Ever... And This is Not His Final Power Upgrade Finger Crossed That He Would Get His Final Power Ups In The ...more

Naruto is the strongest. With nine tailed beast... For well he is most good anime character.

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3Vegeta

Vegeta is barely weaker than Goku! How is he lower than Naruto, while Goku is higher? I think that all dbz characters, besides the really weak ones, are stronger than all of the other anime characters because dbz has a ridiculously endless amount of possibilities in terms of what physics can be denied and how powerful each character can get. Vegeta should be just one space away from Goku, wherever in the ranks Goku may end up

Vegeta would destroy Naruto, he is the 2nd strongest anime character just inches away from Goku, so vote properly!

Yes Goku is stronger than vegeta but barley, vegeta is the only one who even has a chance at equaling or surpassing Goku, and he has more then once... vegeta is stronger than Naruto by far so he at least deserves 2...

Naruto would destroy Vegeta he is the second strongest anime character just inches away from Naruto, so vote properly!

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4Bills

Bills defeated ssj3 Goku with ease. how is Goku supposed to be the strongest character in dbz? There's whiz too. whis is the teacher of bills. and bills only used up 70% of his power fighting 100% of ssj GOD (Goku).. Then so whis can kill ssj GOD (Goku) with ease :3

Honestly for all the dbz fans bills is a Canon character. Akira himself wrote the storyline and everything for battle of the gods. So, a character who flicked super saiyan 3 and shut him down with ease.

Bills is stronger than Goku. He almost destroyed the whole universe just by clashing with Goku. Vegeta was beaten by Bills easily. Naruto can't even compete with Bills. Goku was also defeated by Bills.

Bills is absolutely stronger than Goku.

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5Luffy

Never not once has Luffy disappointed me with what he is capable of, with either strength, speed, or strategy. Luffy has all of those when it comes to fighting. Have any of you seen how many enemies he's fought. Eventually, he might as well fight everyone on this list, except Goku, Goku can kill every main character with ease. Even if it was everyone vs. Goku

Luffy can do anything he sets his mind to. It also helps that his mind is extremely simple and unchangeable. Any way you look at it, Luffy is remarkable, amazing, stretchy, and all the other awesome words that describe him including awesome.

Only reason Naruto is in 2nd place is because Naruto is a finished character like Goku Bleach will probably end with the Quincy vs Shinigami saga. One Piece is like 2/3 done meaning Luffy can still evolve. I'm guessing no one has yet seen Gear 4th. Who cares if Naruto cut down a tree or Ichigo cutting a mountain the same could be said for Luffy. He cut down a bean stalk. The point is Luffy is ever evolving unlike finished characters like Goku and Naruto. There should be a top 10 for finished characters and non finished characters. - Random_Person

Luffy cannot the best anime character of all time wrong idea

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6Whis (Dragon Ball)

Not even two ssj god super saiyans would be able to kill him. Guess what? He can go back in time. Naruto survives an attack that slices the moon in half without a scratch? Whis can blow up the entire universe and rewind time like he never did it at all. He is not only stronger than Goku, Vegeta, and Lord Bills, but is probably the fastest, most experienced, and all around greatest warrior in the universe. I don't care how strong Naruto is, or what he can do. If he can't destroy the entire universe with one blow, (Which won't matter because Whis can just rewind time) he can't defeat Goku, Vegeta, Bills, or Whis. Whis is probably even stronger than superman because of this. Sun gives superman power? Just blow it up. Even if superman can fly from one end of the universe to the other, Goku still has instant transmission. Yet, how is it that Goku still couldn't defeat Lord Bills? If Bills only used 70% of his strength in that fight, and Whis is stronger that Bills, (From what Akira has ...more

Whis should be #1. Bills should be #2. This reason is because bills proved that he was stronger than Goku in the movie. Bills said that whis is his teacher so that's why whis should be number one. Goku vegeta vegito gogeta name em all, they won't tap whis at all. In the movie bills and Goku were the only fighters. Whis was just wandering around looking for food. If he fought, Goku would've possibly died. He let bills do all the work. If king Kai and all the other kai are afraid of bills, the only reason is because bills is the god of destruction. They weren't scared of whis because they know bills is going to do everything. Bills also said the strongest person he's fought was whis. Not Goku. Goku was the second strongest. That is why whis is number one, bills number two, Goku number three.

The strongest anime character to not fight. Akira himself said that goku is a 6, bills is a 10 and Whis is a 15. He chopped bills down with one blow. Granted he should make more appearances before he goes up higher. But, since this is most powerfulest he takes it

How is whiz not #1?

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7Ichigo

I'm sorry but really Ichigo could mop the floor with Luffy really even Natsu could burn Luffy and Ichigo could easily beat him in speed and strength. I mean the guy Cut a mountain in half with a swing seriously. Ichigo deserves 3rd he might even deserve 2nd if his new power and swords are strong enough.

For the Big Three, Naruto, Bleach and One piece, they are all on different playing fields. Naruto lives in a world of superhumans and is greatest fight was against a practically omnipresent God who could tear through reality itself, but he had help. Luffy has faced beings that have called themselves gods and won, but their power pales in comparison to even the captains of Bleach. Let's put it this way, by the end of the Winter war, Aizen was nigh immortal, reaching omnipresent levels of power and ichigo was able to stop him with on swing of his sword. Yes that strike nearly killed him and drained his power to the point here he couldn't even see spirits for years but still, ONE STRIKE! Naruto's ninjas can move at speed where all you see is a blur, in bleach so characters don't even blur, they just disappear. They can also fly.

Let's see. Amazing speeds, massive power, great strength.. Oh yeah, and strong will. Ichigo could keep up with goku just about, and Naruto could keep up with ichigo a little better than how much it takes ichigo to keep up with goku. As far as luffy goes I haven't seen a major battle with him yet, just a few episodes but I know he is VERY strong too

Ichigo is the strongest of all time he is rare

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8Madara Uchiha - Naruto

Not favorite anime, not favorite character, but literally the strongest of any anime in my opinion

His Brutal philosophy on manipulating people! He molds Obito, whose the nicest kid growing up, helping the elderly and stuff. He states it's the easiest to control those types of people because once they see hell in the world, they immediately fall into darkness. And if they don't fall, Madara will simply create the Darkness in their hearts for them. Truly Evil, merciless, and unstoppable. He only died because God's son killed him, otherwise he'd have ruled the world. - Awpingyou

Madara should obviously be at the top, not only does he have extrordinary powers, but also the fact he cheated death easily and even in the latest episodes (episode 393 or higher) he beats all tailed beasts by literally looking at them and saying a few words. He is even unbeatable and far more stronger as a living person, the fact he is soloing a war is enough, along with being able to summon meteors that can take out a city and wiping out 2 mountains with just unsheathing "one" sword.

Super op. Can pretty much imagine something into reality at his peak

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9Natsu

The whole reason Natsu is so strong is because he brings up his power to surpass that of his opponents (Like what he did with Sting and Rogue), so I guess in a way he can't be defeated

Nasty deserves to be ten at least he can beat a wizard saint and he can now use fire dragon secret art which beat sting and rogue the twin dragon slayers and beat their twin powerful move without breaking a sweat like come on natsu is amazingly strong he may be stupid but he always finds a way to win and plus if he is a dragon slayer if he is losing he can just eat fire (or lightening) BAM! Back to full power.

Remember natsu always finds the power to defeat anyone and he is a dragon not to mention he can eat fire so at least he should be ahead of anybody that uses fire like sasuke and itachi he is a very powerful foe not to be messed with

Natsu is underrated in the anime world

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10Kami Tenchi

This is basically a popularity contest. If people were well versed in anime, they would know that only the omnipotent characters are left in the top 10 spots. Kami Tenchi would make every anime character disappear with absolutely no effort, and that's probably an understatement to what he can REALLY do!

He is kami he is God. I like Goku a lot more I mean a lot lot more, but you can't argue he is the strongest. He could wipe out superman prime one million with Goku at the same time with not even being at 50% only the strongest guys in comics could stand a chance, but even they would get destroyed he is the strongest guy in Fiction, Furthermore Goku isn't even the strongest character in his universe Whis is.

Regardless the writing of other overpowered characters, this is the anime version of The One Over All from the Marvel Universe. He is an at least 23 dimensional being who created the universe and all its contents.

Argue as you may that the canonical Tenchi Masaki hasn't come into his real power, his existence as both the extremely powerful human and the Multiverse creating Omnibeing are one and the same. Father, son, and holy spirit like. The Goddesses responsible for our own existence are far below his power and knowledge, so how can one Saiyan really compete?

Omnipotent characters should go first. Characters like Kami Tenchi and Madoka Kaname should be in the top 5! Not Naruto! Kami could beat Naruto in like 1/2 second come on he's OMNIPOTENT here

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The Newcomers

?Omni King - Dragon Ball Z

He can wipe out entire timelines in the blink of an eye by far stronger than any being could become. unlike the kais omni king is an omnipitent being and nothing could touch him if soulstealers attacked they would be blown away in an instant

?Hyper Shadic

It is the strongest ever seen in sonic franchise it is a combination of hyper sonic and hyper shadow,he can destroy Goku in one minute.

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The Contenders

11Gogeta SSJ4

Goku alone is the most powerful being in anime history, so it makes sense that him + someone nearly on par with him combined who can still go super-saiyan is pretty much unbeatable. And as to someone like Naruto beating him, Naruto got a moon-destroying blast and was fine- Goku was hit with Super Buu's ultimate attack- an attack that has laid waste to countless galaxies. And he lived. Do not reply to this comment unless you agree with me, because I ain't comin' back.

Everyone believes that Goku and vegeta are stronger than gogeta? Do you realise that gogeta is Goku and vegeta merged together with fusion, so it's impossible that Goku and vegeta are stronger. This voting is not about which anime character you like, but which is the strongest.

Just saying, I know this never happened canonically, but shouldn't Vegito SSJ4 be the strongest. not only does the earings allow you to fuse permanently (as in more than 10 minutes), but they also give you a power boost.

I love this character in DBZ games..

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12Saitama (OnePunch-Man)Saitoma is the protagonist of One Punch Man, who could easily destroy a continent with one punch. He is bored with his extreme power.

Ridiculously powerful.

Math time: When a Meteor was about to hit a city and thus wipe it out and the surrounding few cities as well. It would be classified as a 350m wide Meteor. Now since it's breakthrough from the atmosphere was to the point of near impact it suffered no burnout what so ever it can be determined that it was actually made out of titanium (yay lots of money, boo lots of pain). With its current mass and size it would have a force of nearly... 2,000,000 megatons. Which big woop, other anime heroes can lift this easy. The thing that makes it impressive however, is Saitama, punched through the entire meteor in 1.6seconds with enough force to completely shatter it to pieces. Which mathematically wise with given resistance and mass of the meteor and its force would mean.. That Saitama hit the meteor with a force of... don don don! nearly 1.6 Sextillion megatons of force effortlessly.

Keep in mind this was an early version and weaker version of Saitama. If he ...more

He is the strongest per definition. He can defeat anybody with only ONE punch, while being invincible at the same time. Son Goku? Saitama defeats him with ONE punch... Alucard? He can regenerate all he want just to be destroyed to crisp in ONE punch. Nothing can hurt him...

He has different weaknesses than any other: How to pay the bills? Why doesn't anybody know him or better said why isn't he famous? And: How to avoid the awful bore to win every fight in just ONE punch?

He usually isn't even serious while fighting and fools around most of the time, while being able to destroy the whole planet with only ONE simple punch...

Um... For anyone who's actually watched this show, I don't really think I need to explain. And for those of you have haven't, I HIGHLY suggest watching (or reading the manga, both are AMAZING) it. I haven't seen Dragon Ball, I'm not saying he should rank higher than them, but if you look at the comment right below this one, (at least I think it's below this one) with shared that when at his strongest, he's able to punch with 1.6 Septillion megatons of force (with one punch, mind you), I have to say that he's basically invincible. And he's pretty awesome.

But then again, I have to wonder about this: lets say Saitama is in Naruto's world, and they're fighting. I honestly can't predict (it's not that it's impossible, there are just to many factors to add up that the possible outcome is nearly endless) who would win. For instance, maybe, by some odd intervention, Yato could dimensionally jump in, accidentally bump into Saitama, and Saitama could trip on a rock, falling flat on his ...more

Saitama or Goku, no one else has the strength of these two.

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13Super Saiyan God Goku

Goku super saiyan god not strongest anime all people bills beat ssj god Goku sage of the six paths strongest anime all people at the moment defeated most powerful demon sage of the six paths never loss

Ok. We know that Goku is the strongest character in the anime universe, being able to alter reality and cross dimensions (I mean, look at the movie Fusion Reborn) but don't you think his strongest form would be the strongest of all people? Goku, when in this state, is able to keep up with gods. I'm talking about omnipotent beings of life. In the Dragon Ball-verse, they're so powerful there are only about 20 of them in EXISTANCE. AND Goku in this form could exhaust one of these universe-crumbling gods to the point where they can only crack small pebbles. SSJG Goku wins, hands down, good day sir.

The strongest version of the strongest character has to be 1 because regular Goku ain't beating this one

Bills beat ssj god Goku

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14Alucard

Alucard can't be killed unless he wills it to be so.. He said himself only a man can kill a monster, and I don't think saiyans are humans. The only way someone could kill Alucard is if he is really that bored and believes that a specific human is worthy of killing him. So him being omnipresent and nowhere at all there is no way for him to be killed. So anything non human immediately loses. Perhaps not immediately.. It would take Goku blowing up a lot of dimensions and destroying alucard a lot of times before he would run out of energy enough for Alucard to either eat him or put a bullet in his head. The best Candidates are either Naruto or Ichigo in my opinion. I assume Alucard would find Naruto too childish though and tell him he's foolish before killing him. Ichigo however has. Higher chances, he is willing to do what needs to be done to save people and is a little more grown up than Naruto. However I'm not sure if Ichigo can still be considered "human" so..

They need rename the list to 'favorite anime characters' cause Alucard should not be this low on the list. Watch and read Hellsing and you will understand how ridiculous this list is. I mean Luffy is cool, he is one of my favorite characters but in terms of power and ability he is not that strong when compared to other anime characters.

How is Alucard not number 1? He was removed from existence and then proceeded to fight his way back into existence. He is omnipotent now as well. He could beat Superman if he wanted to. He does have magic...

Cool glasses

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15Light YagamiLight Yagami is a fictional character and the protagonist of the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

I read the list going down and agreed with most of it until I saw Light Yagami here. I laughed at first sight thinking, "This guy is so average compared to all the superpowered freaks above". But then I started realizing just how powerful Light really is. This is for the strongest anime character right? I am not going to go in the direction that strength comes from the mind. No, I am going to say that Light here can simply right a name down and that person is dead... over... finished. As much as I respect the other people on this list, they have their drawbacks. (For example, taking 5 episodes to draw up power; sacrificing himself in battle for his friends which is nice, but he would lose the battle which is the whole point of this poll. ) Overall, Light has the easiest chance of winning. Write the name and stay hidden for 30 seconds. No one can draw up enough power in 30 seconds which is what the animes have proven to us. it's kinda silly really. But I stick with this. Much respect ...more

Most people have been commenting on how most of these other characters would just kill Light before he could write their names down. The one problem I have with this is that Light would never be writing their name right in front of them. No, he would be on the other side of the world watching the events unfold from his television while sitting in his room eating potato chips. The other person wouldn't even know what's happening, they would just suddenly get a heart attack and die. Also, very few people even know what the death note is and how it works. So even if Light was having to write their name in front of them they would probably just sit around wondering what in the world he is doing. Although I do agree that he wouldn't be able to kill Goku, not because Goku is Saiyan but because Goku isn't technically his real name.

Light is capable of beating everyone on this list in like 30 seconds. Light is a average human person but he has the advantage of a Death Note. Some people think that the other characters on this list would kill Light before he gets to write their names down, but none of the other characters know about Death Note. In a battle, Light would take out his Death Note and start writing his opponents' names down while his opponent stands there, wondering what the heck Light is doing. Then BOOM... 30 seconds later they get a heart attack and die, wondering what the heck just happened. Or he would be secretly watching his opponent on his T.V. while eating a bag of potato chips, he would write down his opponents' name. Then BOOM... the opponent suddenly dies. Although I disagree with the statement stating Light is strongest, I definitely agree that Light could easier beat all the other characters on this list.

Voted, hide and seek wins!

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16Gohan

(Fact) Gohan is actually stronger than Goku especially when he gets angry.

Mystic Gohan is stronger than any character

Gohan is by far stronger than cell (perfect form) if they got the chance to battle gohan will have only 25% struggle with cell proven by facts

Gohan so weak

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17Lord of Nightmares (Slayers)

Um., like the creator of the world. Real name being lucifer. Would stomp most other characters on the list

18"Whitebeard" Edward Newgate (The One Piece)

In a show where blowing up a planet isn't practical he has the ability to destroy earth, if he was a DBZ character every time he attacked someone the planet would be left in a state of nothingness, I wish people would really think before they make these list. Luffy who is fifth on this list and that's questionable felt the need to prove him self to this man like come on people.

He held the title of the strongest man in the world, punching so hard that he cracked the air. His punches make can make earthquakes and cause tsunamis. The entire world was terrified when he was on the move. With the power he has he can be a planet destroyer. Simply his name was good enough to deter even the world government, the world was his for the taking.

Whitebeard would lose cannot top strongest

He's lame comparing to even Yamcha. Yamcha can destroy several moons at least.

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19Sasuke UchihaSasuke Uchiha is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Okay the Naruto characters are so mixed up in order. Sasuke and Naruto are equal in strength, but it is okay for Naruto to be higher on the list because he is the character. However not that far ahead. Secondly Sasuke killed Itachi so he should be higher on the list. Also Sasuke should be higher than Obito because who knows how strong he would be without Madara. Lastly Madara should be higher than both Naruto and sasuke because neither of them could beat madara.

Sasuke is strong no matter what his dream is just like Naruto becoming hokage so he tries not to give up

Sasuke is not stronger than itachi because itachi was holding back at that time I know he was holding back because itachi had susanoo he could have finish sasuke off but didn't because itachi loved sasuke as the last member of the uchiha family

Don't get me wrong sasuke itachi and kakashi are my two favorite characters in the Naruto story. Just to let all you sasuke fan girls know
If itachi wanted sasuke to die he would've released his full susanoo but instead he tried to scare sasuke and put up a front so that way sasuke would feel like itachi was trying. I'm pretty sure even sasuke wouldn't have like a full on one sided fight. He thought he knew itachi well enough to gauge his strength by the moves he displayed. however itachi would've won that fight in on hit with the totsuka blade.

I've finally corrected hashirama mistake

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20Sage of the Six Paths

He is the creator of ninja world, he created the all jutsus, and he have rinnegan, so he can revive a dead man, no problem... Oh! When he died, he created the moon without much chakra!

Fire Many countless nights passed Wind Chakra had been dispersed to those who are unworthy. Earth the seal that caused such deep humiliation Water has now been shattered. Nay the Infinite Moon light guide you Use my body and become one again! Awaken God Almighty! Progenitor of Chakra!

He has every ability creator of all things

He's such a nasty boy

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