Top 10 Strongest Female Anime and Manga Characters
Android 18 is clearly the hands down strongest of women in all of anime and I'll tell you why. She's from the Dragon Ball series that is infamous for all the over-powered male characters. When most people hear the name of Dragon Ball Z, they think of a lot of guys with big hair and crazy super powers. What many people might not realize is that at one point there was a woman who handed most of those guy's their ass. That was Android 18. The series also has other strong women, such as Videl and Chi Chi. None of them have ever taken on a Super Saiyan in battle. When 18 was first introduced, she was the latest in series of androids created by Dr. Gero with the intent of killing Goku. In her first fight against the uber-powerful Vegeta, she came out victorious and much later in the series took on both Trunks and Goten together. She was a seriously underused character.
I'll admit. Android 18 is stupidly strong, but since she was created to kill Goku, it would stand to reason that she would have to be. Yes. She's beautiful as well as deadly, but fanboying shouldn't have anything to do with it. I actually think Lucy from Elfen Lied might be stronger, but that is a toss up, if you ask me. This might as well be called the Stromgest Anime Women (In their respective anime) poll than a generally overpowered anime women poll. You can't exactly compare Erza Scarlet to Tsunade or 18 or even Yoruichi without being evenly mildly biased based on sex appeal or having never watched the anime of other potential candidates.
After Vados, its definitely 18. She was literally the last female to eliminate in tournament of Power, that too was a sacrifice fall.
I don't really understand how Erza got voted #1 on here, but I'll help Android 18 get up there. In fact, the strongest female I've seen is Vados from Dragon Ball Super, but I'll vote for 18 since she's up here.
Android 18 completely outclasses Erza, there's really no way Erza is stronger than her. Andorra 18 has easily beaten down SSJ Vegeta and Trunks, who could destroy entire planets with ease. Her power dwarfs even Super Saiyans, I'm pretty sure that's reason enough.
Um definitely she fights with honor and dignity and said herself that even if she was weak and had no power at all she would fight till the death for her comrades. It's not just physical power but also the power of love she and her guild share which make her strong. One of the greatest episodes where Ezra's powers are demonstrated is the episode called pandemonium. She uses her strategic abilities when she uses her ability to quickly change armor by combining different weapons and amours that belong in different sets. Like how she used her flame empress armor against a fire monster but used not only her flame empress armors matching sword but also the sword from her sea empress armor set. She is truly amazing and deserves the title of Titania.
"Erza Scarlet will always be one of or the strongest anime female protagonist. Her power is proven to be strong countless of times, with the confidence and skill sets to show it. During the Pandemonium she defeated 100 monsters without faultering a single step and showed great intelligence. There was also the time she fought Kyouka, one of the Nine Demon Gates, and beat her without her sense of sight, smell, touch, hearing, and taste. Not stopping because of her love for her guild, Fairy Tail. She doesn't throw away a fight because Erza thinks it's dishonorable to her guild and everyone who has died for her. This was displayed through the countless times Erza was tested and she always remained victorious. This all earned her the title, "Titania, Erza Scarlet, Queen of the Fairies".
Hello yes remember when she sliced a meteor with all her bones broken except for one arm, and remember when her enemy amplified her sense of pain by like 10 and striped her of her five senses so she couldn't see, hear, touch, taste or smell anything and she still took down her opponent? And remember her overpowered sword that can one-punch people? And remember that time where she was fighting 100 demons by herself, including one that was said to have S-class power (which is really strong) and still won? Remember the countless number of dark guilds she's taken out by herself? And that's not even all of it. I think she's surpassed 'strong' and gone to "overpowered god" at this point.
Erza Scarlet is the strongest female character ever. The variety of armor she uses and the confidence she displays to backup her judgement is a treat to watch. She just doesn't go down even while facing an overwhelming enemy. Watch the battle against 100 monsters guys if not the entire anime. You will all acknowledge her as the strongest female there is.
Also, people need to understand how to rank characters... It is true that Yoruichi Shihoin and Android 18 are stronger. But they belong to more powerful anime universe. Plus, they don't have a significant role in their universe whereas Erza has time and again proven her worth. So, the bottom line is that you can't compare them in the following manner: Erza vs Android 18 and Erza vs Yoruichi. If that were the case, then the list would have been nothing but Bleach and DBZ or at the most Naruto characters...
DBZ is known as one of the most powerful anime verse of all time, with characters capable of busting galaxies, so what is Vados, the current 2nd most powerful DB character ( besides Zeno ), doing down here? She's a universal buster. No offense, but Erza would die in a blink of the eye if she fought Vados. Even Beerus, who is a lot weaker than Vados, destroyed several planets just from sneezing!
Oh tell me how Erza could defeat Vados? Vados would destroy both Goku and Vegeta at the same time without even trying. Are you trying to say that Erza stands a chance against those 2 alien beasts? Not even the whole Fairy Tail universe would win against Krillin who is a planet buster ( excluding Zeref since his curse is hax ).
Being the elder sister and martial arts teacher of Whis, she's the strongest character in the whole Dragon Ball verse, a verse known for its greatness, excitingly perfect plot and insanely powerful characters.
Goku and Vegeta are known for their insane power. Not many anime characters can defeat them individually. Yet what is Vados- who can take on both of them AT THE SAME TIME and defeat those two without even trying - doing here at 18th?
In terms of Bleach females, the only one that is probably stronger than her is Unohana. However, Yoruichi is arguably the fast character in the entire series, and has shown herself to be capable of standing against Espadas, and even fight against an evolved form of Aizen, who was nearly invincible. She is far stronger than Rukia, Sakura, and even Tsunade. I think that the only female in anime that may be more powerful is Android 18.
I think this list is driven more by emotion than rational thinking. Yoruichi can squelch more than half of those characters in the top eighteen. Rukia is an amazing person, I'm a dedicated fan of hers, but lets face it - youichi takes the cake in speed, strength, brains and awesomeness.
Yoruichi has more balls than a man, however she shows it with the grace of a Goddess. She puts most men to shame and was given one of the top roles in the story.
Yoruichi is amazing, and definitely deserves her spot. Plus, her sheer awesomeness just beats out even those stronger than her.
Tsunadr failed to protect the village as the hokage and she collapsed during the pain invasion. What the he'll is she doing this top 5? Also, her fight with madara is not that justifiable because she was fighting him along side her fellow kages. And madara never sang praises of her he only admitted that she is not as weak as he had thought of her to be. There is a HUGE difference between admitting and sing praises. It's just fans that hype her. That's all. P.S tsunade herself said that physical strength isn't the be all and end all. Tsunade at best can be viewed as a prominent medic ninja, which she obviously is. From the combat stand point she is all that great and mighty as people think she is.
Tsunade is weak compared to most of the females on this list. She shouldn't even be in the top 20. There are plenty of females that can easily take her down with ease. The only reason why she's this high is because Naruto is a very overrated mainstream anime.
Not only is she of the best fighters on this list but she is an amazing healer, she can heal a whole village at the same time! Combined with her monstrous strength and cunning tactics she's a fearsome warrior who deserves her place in this list
If I were to say everything I thought of Tsunade here, I think I'd be here till kingdom come. I'll say this: Tsunade is rightfully one of Konoha's Sannin and deserved her spot as the Fifth Hokage. Truly an impressive display of a strong, intelligent woman.
Wait a sec. Is she down here because she's unpopular? Because Zangya is easily the strongest female here, even trouncing 18. For shame people.
There is stronger, but Zangya is definitely more so than anyone currently at the top.
What is Zangya doing down here? She is one of DB strongest female characters!
What are sakura haruno and tsunade compared to this immensely terrifying woman? If sakura and tsunade were to even go up against her their heads would be ripped apart and those two wouldn't even know what happened to them.
A deadly femme fatale you don't want to mess with. With those vectors, you won't last long. Trust me, you don't want to remind her of the pain Lucy went through.
You can't run and you can't hide from her, she is clearly the most powerful with her abilities. I'm sorry voting her down the list like this is a chump move, hell I can;t stand naruto, Fairy Tail, and One Piece.
I've watched Naruto AND Elfen Lied, but even a Susanoo or a Doton Wall wouldn't work since the hands are invisible. I'm a huge fan of Naruto but that doesn't mean I'm going to lie about who's stronger.
Top 1 for me... Because she's not something like a Mary sue kind of character... She has strengths and weaknesses (and tite Kubo has portrayed that well)... But despite that, she proved that she was and is strong not only physically but mentally and emotionally as well...
And also she never sits around crying and screaming for help...
Instead, she's the one who protects and fights for her loved ones (even strangers in need of help)
... All in all... She's AWESOME!
Rukia is the vice captain of the 13th division!
She has a very powerful ice type zanpakutou!
And she recently gained Bankai as well!
Not to mention she has a very strong will and mind and a very strong conviction!
She is one of the best and strongest female characters ever!
Not only she is strong and smart when it comes to fighting but she also have a very strong personality. The kind of woman who is perfect to stand by the side of the hero ahemIchigoahem.
She's strong physically and also has a strong personality. Rukia is not just any damsel in distress most heroines usually are. She's a badass.
Oh my gosh, her parents were killed in front of her, she was kidnapped by men who wanted to sell her to rapist, watched a boy her age kill two men, watched HIM almost be strangled, and then killed a man herself. Her adopted mother also died in front of her. All she has left is her adopted brother, Eren, and STILL is a strong and emotionally stable person, but is kind and actually has a heart.
Firstly, her parents were killed right before her eyes, and of course she was terrified, unable to move or blink. She froze as if she was in hell or something. And yet she dedicated herself (thanks to Eren) to kill them by saying "fight! If you don't fight you die. If you do fight you live" or something like that. And if I have any grammar/spelling mistakes I'm deeply sorry.
She is my favorite character from Attack On Titan. She is by far the best with titan killing equipment. And even though she seems somewhat cold on the outside, she's very caring on the inside. And she's not afraid to cut down anyone who threatens those closest to her. She's a badass. She's also very intelligent.
Ok, I have no idea why she isn't in the top ten, her family was murdered before her eyes and she killed 2 men when she was 9 years old. Also, her adoptive brother dies like 3 times. And she still is the second strongest character in the anime, barely second to Levi. Basically, she's a badass and those titans better watch out.
She's basically a goddess by the end of the series (Kyubey even says so). I'm surprised she's a #9.
Not to mention, she is constantly tortured with the decision she has to make between becoming a magical girl bound to fight witches until she becomes one and/or dies, or not become a magical girl knowing what other magical girls have to go through and not do anything about it. That's a pretty tough choice to make. Not to mention, she watched one of her friends get decapitated by a witch, had one of her best friends get turned into a witch and die, and (unknowingly) had to witness her classmate go back in time repeatedly, only to find that she couldn't save Madoka (Did I mention there were spoilers? ).
And yet, Madoka remains a kind, caring, and emotionally stable person who is modest and a much smarter person than she thinks she is. She has to be one of the strongest characters in anime history.
Dragon Ball Z characters are known for their insane power, yet this little girl is even stronger than the current most powerful character in the DB universe, The Omni King Zeno. Enough said.
Madoka is the cutest and strongest Puella Magi character. The season finale was beautiful. Amazing. Brilliant.
I feel like this should be a little higher considering how strong she is by the end of the series...
While employing her Satan soul, she is a formidable and scary opponent... In the past, she used to be on par with Erza Scarlet, a which with as music power as the 10 wizard saints of the anime, cause she had quitted her mage job, due to the tragedy she suffered... After she awakened again, she became a value asset for fairy tail... Plus all three Satan souls are easily overwhelming for all her opponents...
People, realize it already! I hate it when people say Erza's stronger than Mira, SHE'S NOT. Even Hiro Mashima says so.
Some people say, 'Well, if Mira was stronger than Erza's wouldn't have gained the title of the queen of the fairies. My reaction? YOU CAN'T CALL A DEMON BADASS A FAIRY!
Others say, 'People recognise Erza as the strongest female mage in Fairy Tail when she was first introduced to the series.' My reaction? Mira was severely damaged so couldn't use her true magic but after she does get her magic back she's amazing. They didn't mention who was stronger later after Mira got her powers back but if they did it should be Mira. You don't have anything to argue against me now. I win,
You can't deny that she is Nothing without her satan soul, I mean if we look at erza, android 18,Mikasa, vados, they are good fighters and also a skilled combat but mira only kick butts in her satan form and if suppose her magic is gone, then she is just like a mouse without a tail, means she can't even punch or kick.
Well, with all her power I just think she could defeat even Erza. First of all, now she has another form, Seilah, which allows her to use Macro. This allows to fully control the body of victims and manipulate them through orders, as shown when Mirajane ordered a group of soldiers to fall asleep
I'd say power alone doesn't make a person strong. If you send a berserk maniac into a war who has zero battle iq, he'll obviously lose. Riza is rather experienced, skilled and cool headed person who can think under pressure and execute strategies. She's extremely professional and doesn't let her personal life and emotions interfere. And of course! She ain't called Hawkeye for no reason, she's literally the best sniper in the whole military!
Riza. Where do I start with Riza? Well, she definitely deserves to be higher in this list, at least top ten. She is, in my opinion, the greatest female anime character ever. She's not weak, she's not an emotional wreck like many other female anime characters, and she's a lieutenant in the military, famed with her INCREDIBLE sharpshooting abilities. Also, she keeps Mustang in line, which is hard to do. The only time she cries in the whole series is when she believes mustang, who is pretty much her life, is dead.
A deadly, gun wielding beauty with a goof heart and a love for dogs. She's without a doubt my favourite character in the FMA franchise.
She needs to be higher on this list. Riza is simply amazing!
For her to be a human, she is pretty awesome. She has extraordinary powers and is super hot.
Videl is just human. Top-tier human, but still, can't stand among the superpower aliens.
Beautiful as well as strong. That's Videl
She is surely one of the most powerful people in all manga/anime. A master alchemist (one of the few that can use the versatile hand-crapping transmutation circle) and extremely skilled in martial art, she in also the only human who managed to invade Olivier Mira Armstrong's fort of northern border. She also bare-handedly won the homunculus Sloth hands down. There should be a reason why Ed and Ad are so afraid of her despite her kind nature. Furthermore, her cunningness allows her to bend the surrounding to her advantage.
She's absolutely terrifying, and that's when she's in a good mood. Her hobbies include throwing knives, throwing people/monsters, and beating the crap no sweat out of alley hoodlums such as half-animal/half-human mutant monsters. And she does it all with half her internal organs missing and periodically spewing blood from her mouth.
No words to describe this terrifying housewife of an alchemist.
No words are needed... She is simply a terrifying, destructive housewife
Honestly, what's so badass about her is her attitude and the way she handles things. Sure, she only has her guns at her side and doesn't have magic and all that crap, but without magic, she could beat all those people up there into a bloody pulp.
She's one of those female characters who actually DOESN'T be useless or cries over the male protagonist. It's actually the other way around in the show.
I wish that her character could've been less flat. She also seemed to be using her strength to cover up her soft spots, so she isn't really strong
Revy is one person you don't want to mess with or she'll kill you without remorse.
She came from the moon and back by farting punched the sun into Jupiter and survived super saying blue Goku! She definitely deserves a higher rate in this list! Calling arale the 16th on this list is like Thor if he was never able to pick up that heavy hammer!
If she easily defeated Vegeta, threw Goku by the tail in his Great Ape form, faces goku in his super saiyan blue form and Goku saying he can't stop her canon attack, Vegeta even saying that she does not obey the laws of physics. Shouldn't she be number 1?
She should be much higher than this! She can crack the Sun just from stomping her foot and can be an adorable little android girl at the same time! Very underrated character.
She stands on a planet, stomps her foot and it'd fly and crashes another planet; farts and fly to another planet; punches a single punch and cracks the Earth's surface; cracks the moon by throwing only a stone; … What's more to say?
Even though her power doesn't effect everyone, it adapted over time so it could steal and improve abilities it couldn't before. with prep time, she quite possibly could beat any other character from a battle manga or anime. but All-fiction is one of the best abilities she copied so that alone makes her stronger than most battle manga characters. the relatively small portion she can't beat out right, she can if she can get her abnormality power THE END to evolve into being able to steal abilities it never could before. Yeah, she certainly is stronger than lovely lady above her on this list. Also she is me waifu. So I'm totally bias, but for good reasons, that I can prove.
She is very strong! She can just simply turn reality into nothing by "all fiction" which she copied from Misogi Kumugawa. She can do anything and she should be the strongest anime female character of all!
Her abilities are insane, definitely one of the strongest female characters. "The End" is just too busted.
A highschool girl who's literally able to do anything and a gorgeous one too.
She's one of the strongest Strawhat Pirates even though she doesn't get that much screen time at the moment. She was Sir Crocodile's right-hand woman and survived a lot before Luffy got her into his crew. She's strong and kicks ass.
Not a least bit strong. She can breaks people's neck? It won't work against rlly strong female anime characters. No female in One Piece is rlly strong. Big Mom? Erza can completely destroy her. Read the latest chapters. Vados from Dragon Ball Z/Super or Kaguya from Naruto Shippuden can destroy the whole One Piece verse.
I think she's stronger than the ones over her. She could break the bones of all the enemies she wants and I think she deserves to be higher.
A weakling who never does anything and always has to be saved. She doesn't even belong on this list.
I love her in th original manga. Don't count that non-canon Dragon Ball GT, I hate that. When she's four years old at the end of the original series, she flew around the Earth and is clearly stronger than Goku and Gohan was when they were 4. She has potential and will soon surpass Android #18. Come on, she is Son Goku's granddaughter, Gohan's daughter and Goten's niece!
Some stupid people think that she shouldn't be powerful 'because she's not half saiyan'. Bull reasons. Haters gonna hate, but Pan is still one of the strongest female characters ever existed, ( not counting GT ), as she is GOHAN's daughter for goodness's sake! She inherits her father's potential and her grandfather's greatness.
She's a star buster, and has a universal buster grandfather and father. Plus, she's been able to fly 'round the Earth at the age of 4! Come on everyone, Pan has heaps of potentials, just like her badass father!
Powerful for no real reason. She's not even half saiyan. Glad nobody bought that and everyone hates her.
The only reason that people don't like Sakura is because she rejected Naruto's advances. She's the strongest female character other than Kaguya, and she has the ability to kill people with a single hit - she's pretty much the Saitama of the Naruto universe. She's the only female character in the show that is physically strong, and she even took down Sasori by herself! (Haters often try to say that it was Chiyo that did the fighting, but reading the manga will prove that that is untrue; even Chiyo stated that she was shocked by Sakura's strength, and she even said that Sakura did it without her help! ) If it wasn't for Sakura, almost every main character would be dead. She saved Naruto's life more than six times throughout the series, and she saved thousands of lives all by herself when Pein destroyed Konoha. Hell, Sakura could easily take on the entire Hyuga clan by herself if she wanted to! Haters will try to tell you that she's weak or useless, but simply watching the anime and/or ...more
Someone said that Sakura is weak? Lols! Sakura doesn't have just superhuman strength but also her healing skills, are like Tsunade's, she might even kill Erza Scarlette with a single punch, especially her Strength of Hundred Seal is been activated which added to her strength, the Mitotic Regeneration that can regenerate and heal any wounds, her chakra control and don't forget her INTELLIGENCE that is almost as high as Shikamaru's.. So many reasons to Sakura to be on the higher rank. To all these stupid crap haters saying Sakura doesn't belong on this list, please do your research, I'm not a fan of Sakura, but I am saying the truth.. Sakura is definitely one of the strongest female Character.. If you hate her or don't like her, then get out. This is survey, even though I love Shana of Shakugan no Shana, but I don't think she'll fit here..
Sakura literally sat there and cried when pein destroyed the village and yells at the sky for Naruto to come and save her. How the hell is she strong? She got the privilege of training unfer tsunade because she wanted her sasuke kun to notice her and she does that? The world is ending and all she cares is sasuke notice me. She is such a horribly pathetic character. And Hinata had the balls to go up against pein when sakura is happy being rescued like the crap she is. All you self insert sakura fans only like her fancy barbaric punches because it gives illusion she is strong. In reality she is a horrible ninja. Cannot even dodge a few simple.spikes during the war kakashi has to move her himself. She got beaten down by a side character Omoi. She Has no speed. No ability, no brains. She is legitimately a burden for her team. She cannot make strategies. she has no guts. No actual skill. She is good for nothing.
Sakura should win! Sakura is strong, beautiful, gorgeous and an amazing swift and mom! Bow down to her and you will get the honors of getting stepped on by her. If you do anything bad her goddess hand will be on your face and the next thing you know your bowing down saying "Sorry Sakura - Sama" as she is the queen and if you be extra nice, she will punch you even harder and you can see that she is the best medic in the entire Naruto franchise. Vote Sakurs for strongest anime girl!
Morgiana is the best on this list in terms of both strength and best characterization. She is a lovable, developed character with not only enough sheer power to destroy everyone else on this list, but a complex, complete, and altogether realistic personality that really makes her stand out as a character.
Morgiana is literally one of the best female anime characters out there. No arguments. She's probably one of the strongest on the list, with the combination of her super strength and Household Vessel.
I think she should be a little higher on this list. If we are talking about physical strength she would probably be in 10. If we are talking about using magic or powers she would privacy be in top 20.
She is badass and extremely strong. I'd says she is one of the strongest on the list. She is voiced by one of my favourite voice actors. Morgiana is young yet strong. She is also very selfless.
She got thrown into a wall numerous times and set on fire, without even getting a scratch on her. She can instantly send someone to hell. She can manipulate you into sending someone to hell by going inside of your mind. She crawled out of hell and a god damn pit and set fire to an entire village. She can make you go insane and admit to your crimes, all without leaving a trace. She had enough willpower to get revenge. She literally beat the master of hell in one or two moves. All in all, Ai Enma is a badass.
She's the girl who takes people to hell in the anime, right?
Mannn she's the best! A general with undeniably great leadership skills, amazing fighting abilities (despite not being an alchemist), strong morals as well as belief system in 'survival of the fittest', and to top all of this off, an overall fantastic character who's anything but one dimensional.
In the beginning, she sort of seems as this generic 'strong female character' who's basically just a stone cold badass and 'tough', but there's a LOT more to her than that. She's someone who really does actually care about her subordinates and has great determination. She's also a realist - someone who's able to take things into perspective, and accept the truth, as well as the fact that multiple sacrifices have to be made in order to achieve victory. She judges people with her own eyes and does not care about what others think of someone - if she finds one useful, she will not hesitate to go after what she wants, highlighting her ambition. She's also someone who strongly believes in ...more
Scariest woman I have seen in any anime! Beautiful as well.
She should be on the top. The most powerful women
She is really powerful woman I have ever seen in naruto. How the hell are sakura and tsunade stronger than her. She is the mother of chakra
Literally the most powerful Naruto character? Possibly ties with the man himself? I'll say this - she definitely stronger than Tsunade.
Tsunade is currently number five on this list and is also the "strongest" Naruto girl according to this list. But Kaguya is actually the strongest Naruto character of all time. Where is your logic, people?
She's is powerful but but there is a difference between powerful and strong. She is mostly a blank emotionless character even though she started crying about something?