Top 10 Strongest Anime Characters of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Goku (Dragon Ball) Son Goku (Kakarrot) is the main protagonist in Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. He has many abilities like, super strength, utilization of ki, flight, teleportation, super speed, enhanced reflexes, and Super Saiyan transformation that increase strength, speed, and durability... read more

Goku is a character who always wants to get stronger and fight stronger opponents. This would be impossible if he were already the strongest. He is intentionally written as a character who overcomes adversity and reaches new heights.

If he were the strongest person in existence, there would be no reason for him to exist. In that regard, Goku is inspirational. However, his life would be without meaning if he had no one who could give him a run for his money.

If Goku were the strongest character in anime, all of Dragon Ball Super would consist of him farming and raising his family.

2 Saitama (One-Punch Man) Saitama is the main protagonist of the webcomic and anime series One Punch Man, who could easily destroy a continent with one punch. He is bored with his extreme power. He is registered with the Heroes Association as a C-Class Superhero and is tasked to defend Z-City against Mysterious Beings.

He is the strongest, by 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 wants, just to be destroyed to a crisp with one punch. Nothing can hurt him.

He has different weaknesses than any other character. How does he pay the bills? Why doesn't anyone know him, or better said, why isn't he famous? And how does he avoid the awful boredom of winning every fight with just one punch?

He usually isn't even serious while fighting and fools around most of the time. Despite this, he is capable of destroying the whole planet with just one simple punch.

3 Vegeta (Dragon Ball) Vegeta is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

Why is Vegeta ranked behind Naruto? He is only slightly weaker than Goku. During the Saiyan saga, he had enough power to easily destroy planets. This is demonstrated when he effortlessly destroyed Planet Arlia with a power level of 18,000 - although power levels are meaningless. Since then, he has gotten thousands of times stronger and is capable of performing Superman-like feats with ease. (Superman would beat him in a fight, though.) He is even able to hold his own against gods, but not defeat them.

Sure, my opinion here is pretty biased towards Dragon Ball Z, but I don't think Naruto - who is ridiculously powerful with his Nine-Tails Chakra Mode and all - would be able to hold a candle to Vegeta.

4 Whis (Dragon Ball) Whis is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Super, created by Akira Toriyama.

Whis should be #1, and Beerus should be #2. The reason is that Beerus proved he was stronger than Goku in the movie. Beerus stated that Whis is his teacher, which is why Whis should be number one.

List Goku, Vegeta, Vegito, Gogeta - name them all - they won't touch Whis. In the movie, Beerus and Goku were the only fighters, while Whis was merely wandering around looking for food. If he had fought, Goku would have likely died. Whis let Beerus do all the work.

If King Kai and all the other Kais are afraid of Beerus, it's only because Beerus is the God of Destruction. They aren't scared of Whis because they know Beerus will handle everything. Beerus also said the strongest person he's fought was Whis, not Goku. Goku was the second strongest. That's why Whis is number one, Beerus number two, and Goku number three.

5 Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto) Naruto Uzumaki is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Naruto is a monster when it comes to pure strength. In his own respective universe, he is stronger than anyone else, such as Sasuke, who destroyed a meteor with one hit. Madara, who took down an entire army using only physical attacks. And Itachi Uchiha, who could torture someone for three days and three 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, means that he could basically float above the ground using speed alone and hit his enemies for several minutes. Gaara, who created a sand shield that took a nuke the size of a city, and Minato, Naruto's dad, who was able to teleport to a mark that he had put on someone before they had been killed.

Naruto has feats like falling off a tower face-first and not being scathed in his second strongest form. When he had used up all of his energy, he was still able to blow up a valley and his opponent's arm in it. Naruto was able to sense the difference between identical clones in every way by sensing emotion. He was stabbed in every limb by a blade but was still able to get up with the blades intact.

To cap it off, Naruto is definitely the strongest anime character - except for maybe Goku. But the Dragon Ball Z universe shouldn't really be on this list because they are so overpowered and unfair compared to the others.

6 Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)

Luffy is, for one, a powerful character capable of destroying rocks with a punch. He also has Haki, which allows him to harden his body for defense and use Observation Haki to dodge attacks. Even if he can't dodge an attack, his body is still made out of rubber. So, unless someone can bypass this trait, they cannot hurt him.

Additionally, Luffy has various gears that make him faster, more durable, and stronger. He also has a unique ability to improvise attacks that work against his enemy. Because of this, I don't think Goku could ever be serious with him. Likewise, Saitama would probably also become serious until Luffy changes his demeanor.

7 Beerus (Dragon Ball) Beerus is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama. He made his first appearance in the 2013 feature film Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.

While I think the day will come when Goku may surpass Beerus and Whis, he hasn't done so yet. Never mind the fact that Beerus can blow up a planet just by tapping his finger. If you watch the last Dragon Ball movie, he fights Goku in Super Saiyan God form.

Even after they finish fighting, Whis talks to him about how he hasn't had to use that much of his power in a long time. That level of power is not even more than half of his true potential. We haven't seen the full extent of Beerus' powers ourselves, and yet every other character on the show is scared of him!

I love Goku. He and Vegeta are my favorite characters by far. But if we're talking about the strongest anime character, Beerus and Whis should be first and second.

8 Madara Uchiha (Naruto) Madara Uchiha (うちはマダラ, Uchiha Madara) was the legendary leader of the Uchiha clan. He founded Konohagakure alongside his rival, Hashirama Senju, with the intention of beginning an era of peace. When the two couldn't agree on how to achieve that peace, they fought for control of the village,... read more

Madara should obviously be at the top. Not only does he have extraordinary powers, but he also cheated death easily. Even in the latest episodes (episode 393 or higher), he defeats all the tailed beasts by simply looking at them and uttering a few words.

As a living person, he is even more unbeatable and far stronger. The fact that he is single-handedly dominating a war is enough. Additionally, he can summon meteors that can take out a city and wipe out two mountains by just unsheathing a single sword.

Madara's brutal philosophy on manipulating people is awe-inspiring. He molds Obito, who was the nicest kid growing up, known for helping the elderly and such. Madara states that it's easiest to control those types of people because once they witness the horrors of the world, they immediately fall into darkness.

And if they don't fall, Madara will simply create the darkness in their hearts for them. He is truly evil, merciless, and unstoppable. He only died because God's son killed him. Otherwise, he would have ruled the world.

9 Vados (Dragon Ball) Vados is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

She's stronger than Whis and is the daughter of the Grand Priest. Lastly, she somehow gets over living with Champa.

She's currently the most powerful being in the entire DBverse, though Goku is still my favorite.

She's the sexiest, most powerful girl in the entire existence of anime.

10 Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach) Ichigo Kurosaki is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

Ichigo can travel slightly faster than the speed of light, a feat that is nearly impossible for any other anime character to accomplish. If he uses this speed advantage against Naruto, circling him over and over like he did with Byakuya in the "Save Rukia" arc, he would likely be stronger than Naruto. It's worth mentioning that this was when Ichigo was arguably at his weakest in terms of Soul Reaper abilities. He has massively improved his abilities both as a Soul Reaper and a Visored since then. So, it's not hard to believe that he could outperform both Naruto and Luffy.

Despite all this power, I would say that Ichigo can't defeat Goku or Vegeta. They can travel many times faster than the speed of light, while Ichigo can only travel slightly faster. Moreover, the difference in the massive amounts of Ki in Goku and Vegeta compared to Ichigo's energy and stamina is too great. As much as I love Bleach, I can't see Ichigo winning against either of them. This is why Ichigo must be ranked fourth, below Vegeta, Goku, and Saitama (from weakest to strongest).

The Contenders
11 Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail) Natsu Dragneel is a Mage of the Fairy Tail Guild.Natsu is carefree and reckless in nature, and, despite his consistent brawls with the other members of Fairy Tail, he is a fiercely loyal and protective friend. He is willing to go down fighting for his friends, regardless of how futile it might seem... read more

Many people underestimate Natsu because he is in Fairy Tail, and the anime isn't the best out there. However, as Rogue stated before, Natsu's power knows no bounds. Erza also mentioned that he gets stronger depending on the opponent's strength.

Essentially, he is a character created from a book that has limitless power. He defeated an immortal man whom even Acnologia couldn't kill. Zeref became a god of time and space, yet base Natsu defeated him.

The interesting part is that we haven't even seen him at his strongest, and we probably won't, due to him not transforming into E.N.D. This is unfortunate. While Fairy Tail has its share of inconsistencies and plot armor, that doesn't change the fact that Natsu has incredible power.

12 Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto) Sasuke Uchiha is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

One Rinnegan alone is powerful enough, but Sasuke has two. I understand Naruto, but Sasuke has never really used all of his power. As kids, he could've killed Naruto had he wanted to. I would've put Sasuke at least in third place. I like Vegeta too, but Sasuke could easily kill Vegeta and Trunks as well.

The fact that he is Naruto's rival makes it even more sensible. He isn't in the top 5, which is nonsense. Certain people are out of order. Sasuke killed his own master, took his brother's eyes, and nearly killed the 5 Kage. Think about it: if the Raikage hadn't hit an off-guard Sasuke, Gaara would've died, no doubt. Could Naruto do that? No. Naruto got destroyed by the Raikage until he got Kurama mode. Sasuke didn't even need that extra power to be even with him.

Sasuke fought Danzo, Sakura, Kakashi, and still had the power to fight Naruto. Yet, Naruto had already rested in a cage and then was taken to his limit when he fought his so-called equal. Put Sasuke in the top 5, man. How could you even think about Naruto without thinking about Sasuke? Really.

13 Alucard (Hellsing) Alucard is a fictional character and the protagonist and antihero of the Hellsing manga and anime series created by Kouta Hirano.

Alucard can't be killed unless he wills it. 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, with him being omnipresent and nowhere at all, there is no way for him to be killed. Anything non-human immediately loses. It would take Goku blowing up a lot of dimensions and destroying Alucard many 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 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."

14 Light Yagami (Death Note) Light 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 from top to bottom and agreed with most of it until I saw Light Yagami. I laughed at first, 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 a list for the strongest anime character, right? I'm not going to argue that strength comes from the mind. No, I'm going to say that Light can simply write a name down, and that person is dead - over and done with.

As much as I respect the other people on this list, they have their drawbacks. For example, some take five episodes to draw up power. Others sacrifice themselves in battle for their friends, which is noble but counterproductive to winning 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 muster enough power in 30 seconds, which is what anime has proven to us. It's kind of silly, really, but I stick with this view. Much respect to the others, but I have to throw my vote this way.

15 Vegito (Dragon Ball) Vegito is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

Vegito is stronger than Gogeta. This is stated in the anime. Also, Goku and Vegeta fused to form both Vegito and Gogeta. How in Kami's name are Goku and Vegeta above their fused counterparts? Goku outranks the Omni-King (literally the god of the universe), Vados and Whis (Angels), and Beerus and Champa (Gods of Destruction), as well as various other forms of SSJ Goku himself, even SSG Goku. This makes absolutely no sense. This list is a popularity contest absent of objectivity. As proof, lesser-known animes with overwhelmingly OP characters aren't even listed. This isn't a list of the strongest. It's a vote for high school prom king and queen.

16 Frieza (Dragon Ball) Freeza (Pronounced "Frieza" in the Funimation dub) is fictional character in the Dragon Ball series by Akira Toriyama as the primary antagonist of the Freeza Saga. He is a galactic tyrant who governs the Planet Trade Organization and is feared by the universe for his sadistic and brutal nature. He is... read more

It's ridiculous how many characters Frieza can beat that he's ranked below. In fact, he's probably able to wreck 50% of the characters in the top ten while in the Namek arc and in his base form, all while relaxing in his chair.

Luffy? Naruto? Madara? Ichigo? Please. Frieza destroyed a whole planet with the point of a finger. He survived his attack that destroyed a whole planet while he was on it, as well as a Spirit Bomb to the face. Yes, he barely survived, but that's way better than Naruto, who barely survived an attack that just split the moon. And Frieza must be much stronger than that!

Of course, there are many characters who can still defeat Frieza, but Naruto characters can sit at the bottom of this list in comparison to Dragon Ball series characters.

17 Sage of the Six Paths (Naruto) Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki (大筒木ハゴロモ, Ōtsutsuki Hagoromo), known to the world at large as the Sage of Six Paths (六道仙人, Rikudō Sennin, English TV: The Sage of the Six Paths), was a legendary god-like figure who founded Ninshū, which led to the creation of the ninja world. He was the... read more

Suspecting that Indra or one of his reincarnations would eventually attempt to take Ashura's power for themselves, Hagoromo left behind a tablet detailing his history in an attempt to make them reconsider. Only those who possess the Rinnegan can fully decipher the contents of the tablet, while a reader with other Dojutsu, such as the Sharingan, can still partially interpret the information.

However, unknown to him, Black Zetsu, a manifestation of his will through Madara, had altered the contents of his tablet. This allowed him to manipulate Indra's descendants, the Uchiha Clan, through the ages into resurrecting Kaguya and initiating the Infinite Tsukuyomi, a new power.

18 Kaguya Otsutsuki (Naruto) Kaguya Otsutsuki is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

I was thinking about voting for Saitama, but if Kaguya gets serious, there's no chance for anyone to survive. I mean, she has endless chakra. She can teleport anyone and anything to another dimension without even lifting a finger. I know how overpowered Saitama, Whis, and Goku are, but at this level, it's not even about pure strength or destroying the universe with one hit.

She fully absorbs chakra, so no energy attacks work on her. She can change dimensions or open portals just in front of anyone's face. We actually haven't seen her power when she's really trying hard, since she was just playing around (thanks to Naruto plot armor) and got sealed.

19 Edward Newgate (One Piece)

In a show where blowing up a planet isn't practical, he has the ability to destroy Earth. If he were 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 lists. Luffy, who is fifth on this list (and that's questionable), felt the need to prove himself to this man. Come on, people.

He held the title of the strongest man in the world, punching so hard that he cracked the air. His punches can make earthquakes and cause tsunamis. The entire world was terrified when he was on the move.

With the power he possesses, he could be a planet destroyer. Simply hearing his name was enough to deter even the world government. The world was his for the taking.

20 Sosuke Aizen (Bleach) Sosuke Aizen is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

He's a death god, which instantly elevates him above any mortal human. On top of that, he has never been defeated. He's only had his reiatsu temporarily sealed.

Not even the other death gods know how to kill him, as he has become immortal after fusing with the Hogyoku. He's an unkillable spirit with more reiatsu than any other captain. Aizen could kill any human or humanoid without them even being able to see him.

Aizen is an all-powerful god who has the ability to control all five senses. Plus, he is immortal. How can anyone expect to fight him and win?

Without Kisuke's special seal, Aizen probably would have defeated everyone and made his way to the Soul King. So, in my opinion, Aizen is the strongest.

21 Zeref Dragneel (Fairy Tail) Zeref Dragneel is a character from the anime/manga series, Fairy Tail, created by Hiro Mashima. He debuted in chapter 200 of the manga, and episode 96 in the anime. In Fairy Tail, Zeref is considered to be the strongest Dark Wizard of all time, who was under the Curse of Contradiction. He is the founder... read more

He has the power to kill everything that goes near him, and then some. Even while he sleeps, he sends off waves that destroy even rocks. And it's magic, so Superman can't cheap-shot his way in here.

He also has immense magic to defend himself, e.g., force fields, demon/monster summoning, and will-bending. Unless you can survive being dead (lovely paradox for you), then you can't beat him.

How come he is ranked 28 when he can just kill all living things around him with the blink of an eye? He is even far stronger than Natsu and is now over 400 years old. He's immortal, guys.

22 Jiren (Dragon Ball) Jiren is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

I don't think Jiren is the most powerful, but he's easily one of them. Jiren has easily thrown powerful enemies through the toughest material in the multiverse. He's also on par with UI Omen Goku in his full power mode, who shook an infinite void just by powering up! Jiren was able to match the MUI form, which was even more powerful than UI Omen.

Jiren could destroy the multiverse if he wanted to.

Easily the strongest character in the tournament. He's basically what Goku wanted to be: the guy who got strong all on his own.

23 Itachi Uchiha (Naruto) Itachi Uchiha is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Technically, Sasuke was only "stronger" than Itachi because Itachi, the "Weasel of Glory" himself, was already dying of a disease and willed his emotionally troubled brother to land the killing blow on him. So yeah.

But I can't disagree with the fact that Sasuke, the "Porcupine-Overlord Uchiha," is either as strong as or stronger than Itachi.

Masashi Kishimoto said that Itachi could easily beat Madara Uchiha, so why is Madara considered stronger than Itachi? Additionally, the illusions created by Itachi's Mangekyou Sharingan and his Genjutsu can't be outmatched by Naruto. Naruto can't even transform into Nine Tails before falling.

One last thing: Itachi's Susanoo is the most powerful of all the Susanoo because of his shield that can deflect any kind of attack. We know that, and his sword can suppress any form of spiritual energy. So, for me, Itachi should replace Madara.

24 Omni King (Dragon Ball)

This guy destroyed Future Trunks' timeline and acted as if nothing happened. No character has existed thus far who can defeat this guy. Once he was in a bad mood, so he destroyed six universes in one second and didn't give a damn about it.

Guys, he should be number one. Whis, Goku, or maybe everyone in the DBZ series will just fade by using his powers. Or maybe he'll just use his full power to destroy them.

Besides, if he just makes them fade, it will be no fun for him.

Zeno, the Omni-King, is the most powerful anime character of all time. He can, and he did, destroy everything in the future timeline in Dragon Ball Super. No one can best him. It is a fact.

25 Champa (Dragon Ball) Champa is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

He's a God of Destruction. He competes with his brother Beerus, which is sometimes pretty funny and adds to his character. Finally, he's a God of Destruction over a universe.

He has to be in the top 5! He's as strong as Beerus and he is insane when he's mad. He would erase his team from existence just because they lost the tournament.

Angry and strong, he is definitely the guy that no one would like to face.

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