Top 10 Best Anime Power Systems

OPZoroark
In superpower anime, sometimes the primary power system can make or break the series, depending on how well-structured the system is. This list is not dedicated to the strongest powers or even the most popular. Instead, it is to determine the best-made systems of anime abilities based on practicality, creativity, & fundamentals. More specifically, it should try to ignore systems that let certain users get overpowered as f*** with little to no consequence (unless there is a good reason for it instead of just "because they're the protagonist.").

The Top Ten

1 Nen - Hunter X Hunter

While many of us didn't expect this system to turn out as amazing as it did at first, by the time of the Phantom Troupe arc, most HXH fans came to realize the sheer perfection of the Nen system. The beauty of this system is that instead of relying on sheer power to defeat their opponents, Nen users must rely on skill & creative use of their abilities in order to win. Everyone is born with a natural affinity toward one of six categories, & whichever class they're in determines how powerful certain types of abilities are when used. And, while some abilities seem broken or overpowered at first glance, they can only be used to their fullest potential if the user sets certain conditions in order for to use them, making abilities overpowered only in certain situations. And the insane number of unique & creative abilities is almost limitless, making me always excited to learn what a new character's Nen power will be. I can say without a doubt that the Nen system is the best anime power ...more - OPZoroark

NEN ROCKS - Solacress

2 Stands - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

As, well, bizarre as this power system can get, the Stands from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure are actually a pretty well-made ability class. The concept of creating psychic guardians that only other Stand users can see is unique & the fact that the users still have normal human limitations themselves requires them to be just as skilled defensively as offensively. - OPZoroark

3 Quirks - My Hero Academia

While the whole "humans evolving to display superpowers" bit is getting decently played out these days, the thing that makes Quirks so interesting is the fact that they actually seem like biological adaptations. Each character's ability displays a major facet of their personality. And, to keep (most) characters from getting too overpowered, each Quirk has some sort of limitation that requires lots of practice to get around, such as Bakugou & Midoriya's Quirks causing backlash if pushed too far or Aiyoma's naval laser giving him a stomach ache if he overuses it. - OPZoroark

Quirks are amazing, sure, but Nen in HxH is much more powerful. - Solacress

4 Alchemy - Fullmetal Alchemist

While it seems incredibly similar to magic, what with the whole rituals & symbol-drawing parts of it, alchemy heavily relies on the laws of biology, chemistry, & physics to ensure that it stays within the realm of possibility. Since the central foundation of this system is the Law of Equivalent Exchange, alchemists must make use of their knowledge & surroundings in order to properly utilize this power. - OPZoroark

5 Minimums - Hamatora

One of the things that I love about this power system is that almost every Minimum requires some sort of object for use as a catalyst, such as Nice listening to his headphones to travel through the soundwaves when he snaps, Murasaki removing his glasses to increase his muscle density, or Honey using her tablet to see ten minutes into the future. - OPZoroark

6 Tao - Black Cat

Since this system requires life energy to use it, overuse can have disastrous consequences. And that's only if you're one of the rare few to snap out of the coma you get from drinking the solution you need to unlock it. However, while dangerous if misused, this system still gives the users incredible power tailored to suit their individual traits. - OPZoroark

7 Devil Fruits - One Piece

The abilities you get from eating these rare fruits are pretty awesome & all, but what makes this so interesting is that anyone who eats one becomes completely disoriented upon contact with water. Which kinda sucks if you're a pirate like most of the people who find these things. - OPZoroark

Amazing

8 Life Fibers - Kill La Kill

Wow. Look at all the PLOT. - OPZoroark

9 Chakra - Naruto
10 Psychic Powers - Mob Psycho 100

The Contenders

11 Haki - One Piece

This is the best power

12 Spiral Energy - Gurren Lagann
13 Ki Blast - Dragon Ball Series

There are a lot of intense energy blasts a.k.a ki blasts in Dragon Ball Series which are incredibly powerful.

14 Zanpakuto - Bleach Zanpakuto - Bleach
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