Biggest Badasses In Anime

The Top Ten

1 Vegeta - Dragonball Z Vegeta is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

Can't Spell Badass without Vegeta! May not be the strongest but the Sayian Prince tops the Badass Charts with his aggressive attitude, pride, and violent manner.

Arrogant prince who is too proud and egoistic to see someone exceed himself... He is indeed the biggest dirtiest bad ass in Anime.

Vegeta is the most badass Anime character of the most badass and best Anime ever! He and Dragonball Z are the best thing about Anime ever! Vegeta is proud, arrogant, powerful, determined, short-tempered and hardcore. No Anime character beats him when it comes to badassary!

You hear the word "badass" and immediately think of Vegeta. That's how badass he is.

2 Roronoa Zoro - One Piece Roronoa Zoro, nicknamed "Pirate Hunter" Zoro, is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda.

Without a doubt him, Guts and Vegeta qualify as the most badass characters. However Zoro is slightly above Vegeta because Vegeta at times was a bit too much talk. Guts, although badass, was infinitesimally behind Zoro is bad assery. I honestly hate one piece and scoff at it as a baby show. However putting all bias aside Zoro deserves to be hailed with the epithet as the most badass character. Why?

He tried fighting against a guy wielding 8 swords, despite Zoro already being wounded.
When he got stabbed by Mihak instead of stepping back he moved forward, literally, exacerbating the pain of the stab.

He asked Bartholomew to take Luffy's pain and give it to him, which nearly killed him. His response when asked what happened: "nothing"

When he was being waxed and petrifying, he tried to cut his legs off just to keep fighting.

He fought 100 baraque works soldiers and was enjoying himself.

He was told by Tashigi that a blade called Sandi ...more

He is a man of focus, commitment and sheer will. People say Vegeta as the most badass but sometimes he is all talk. Just watch one piece and you will know the sheer bad assery of this dude right here. EPIC!

This guy is the definition of badass. I would start with some examples (spoilers of One Piece ahead! )- 1) The scene where he cuts Monet. For people unfamiliar with One Piece, Monet was a woman made of snow and only a special ability called Haki could be used to cut people like her (otherwise she could just reintegrate her body parts). Zoro knew this ability but being the badass that he is, he walked up to her while giving an awesome speech about "Have you ever seen an animal that doesn't bite" and cuts her in half without using Haki. But guess what? She is so scared at this point that she can't even move or reintegrate herself, which is actually very easy for people with her ability.

2) He once accidentally got on a pirate ship, thinking it was a fishing ship. A little while after the pirate ship submerges (yeah, that can happen in One Piece) it emerges out of the sea. But to everyone's surprise it had been cut at various places from one end to the other. It was ...more

Zoro is absolutely the most badass, incredible character I've witnessed in anime. He perseveres epically despite other characters having extreme advantages on him (i.E. no devil fruit powers and yet he still fights head to head with those who have it).

He's first introduced as having this totally frightening reputation and throughout the entire anime he can send people running away screaming with just a *glare*.

When he isn't napping or lifting HUGE @SS BARBELLS WHILE SITTING AROUND, his job is literally raising the 'effing anchor on the ship (because he is THAT strong) and kicking people's ass. Despite getting a lot of crap about being a meathead he's often times one of the most intuitive people in the crew when it comes to both battle and general observation.

He follows a strict code of honor - facing all of his enemies head on and not deviating from this unless one of his crewmates is in danger.

Zoro is an incredible swordsman from episode 1 of the ...more

3 Guts - Berserk

He may not have super powers like zoro or vegeta but he definitely be NUMBER 1 !

Guts defied death from the moment of birth. He fights to live and lives to fight. The definition of the true anti-hero, he fights with a full arsenal of man-made weaponry against creatures of hell, of nightmares, of the intangible dark of the human pysche. All for revenge. He fights his fights not for arrogance, or for the challenge or for any noble cause. He fights his own destiny which is to die.

Literally nicknamed "the struggler" by an undead 1000 year old former war king / skeleton, Guts personifies what being a badass is. No pride in him, no desire for power or money. He just wants revenge. He's not some grand alien king or a ninja-esque character that uses multiple swords or some shtick like that, he just wants revenge and will go to any lengths to get it. He should have never been alive. He's been fighting the odds since before he was born, which, by the way, was in a puddle of his own birth mother's blood after she was hanged. For more info read the manga, especially the eclipse part or one of his fights against the apostles (Zodd on sword hill, Rosine, slug count).

Guts/Gattsu is a regular guy in anime standards - no magic, ninjitsu, spirit energy, powers, special gift, specialized training from a master, etc etc. Just a mercanary (at one time) and a big sword. He fought, and killed 100 men at once with only his sword - and his willpower. His will to live. The dude faced off against demons one on one, always fighting to an inch of his life. He fought a LEGION OF MAN-EATING DEMONS WITH A BROKEN KNIFE HILT! Why am I having to explain how bad ass that is?! He hunts demons now, even when he knows the odds are stacked against him, and barely survives his encounters! And... He does it all as a human. For Guts to be so far from the top just means all the other voters hadn't watched the Berserk anime.

4 L - Death Note L Lawliet, exclusively known by the mononym L, is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

L is the kind of man U would underestimate at first glance because of his unique appearance and habits, but you'd be sorry that you did. He can blow your mind with his intellectual ways better than Light can because coming from L if you didn't know he was the famous detective, you would never have expected it.

DEATH NOTE forever! L is so amazing
Love that anime... The story is amazing and L is such a great character!
And I want a Death Note too! Me and L are going to run the world

Wait! It's on second? Have any of these guys ever watched this show?

If they had, it would have been on the first!

L isn't badass at all.

5 Future Trunks - Dragon Ball

Look at it like the young viewer you used to be. He had a freaking sword in DBZ!

All the others characters had teamed up to defeat Frieza, which took about 20 episodes. All Trunks needs to kill him is ONE slice from his sword, and he did it alone - while killing his henchmen and King Cold (who is more powerful than Frieza? ) at the same time.

Come on! He scared Frieza in less than 2 minutes, and then killed both him and King Cold. He also defeated the androids that were stronger than everyone else - BADASS

The best episode of DBZ is the one where he shows up and completely destroys Frieza.

6 Alucard - Hellsing Alucard is a fictional character and the protagonist and antihero of the Hellsing manga and anime series created by Kouta Hirano.

How the hell is Alucard not at the top. You guys must be crazy. Alucard fights curb-stomp battles with everyone he goes against, and even taunts them to get them to fight all out. He has a badass look and he can survive almost anything. Not only that, but he is Dracula. Vlad The Impaler. The history alone makes him a badass, and then he goes and defies any rules about vampires ever heard of. Seriously, bring him up.

Can't see why this isn't mentioned yet, come on Alucard makes badass seem like wimps, Alucard is the ultimate Badass in the anime world, he is insane, he is a vampire (Very old one at that), and he enjoys good fights where he can go all out... Whats not to like?!

Alucard is pretty much the most badass character in existence. He is cool and sly. He is practically invincible. He literally lets people shoot him to pieces before he puts himself back together right in front of them and devours them. And his guns are awesome as well.

Alucard definitely deserves a spot in the top ten. He's sexy, smart and powerful all at the same time. And being a vampire, he's practically impossible to kill. And anyone he does not deem as a worthy opponent, he calls "dog food". He's a badass!

7 Spike - Cowboy Bebop

Spike knows how a man should dress. Blue leisure suit, yellow shirt, and black skinny tie is the most badass thing he could wear. He doesn't care about his physical health. He smokes, drinks, and gets shot on a regular basis. If that's not badass, I don't know what is. And he was in an organized crime syndicate. How many characters can you say that about on this list?

Power alone does not make a badass. True most other characters on this list could probably beat him, but the way he acts makes him twice the badass.

Dude. The guy lived through DEATH. He has an eye that sees the past, and one that sees the present.
And what's even better, he's not a damn stupid whiney brat about it.
That is why Spike is the best Anime Badass.

His Death was Badass! 1

8 Levi - Attack on Titan Levi Ackerman is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama. He accompanies the main protagonists in the second half of season 1. His most notable feature is being "Humanity's strongest".

He should at least be in the top 5. He has amazing major character development, is a great leader and father figure to everyone and looks out for his comrades. Why the hell is he only #9?!?!

Best character of the manga. Human, no superpower, no hero complex.

Rips a titan apart regardless in size or fighting skill. No superpowers, just sheer determination.

MUST BE NUMBER 1, he is only human, no superpowers, and still so badass. I mean he can turn into a Beyblade while fighting! Also when you search badass, Google says: 'Did you mean Levi Ackerman? '

9 Itachi Uchiha - Naruto Itachi Uchiha is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

He's much better than vegeta or any idiotic dragon ball character...

Itachi is the best of the best of the best of the best of the best... I could go on and on writing that... Itachi truly is a super-awesome and a true shinobi... Love Itachi! Forever! I wonder why Sasuke is also not in the top ten list?

Itachi takes the metaphorical cake on badassery. While doing things that appear to have one effect, he is able to set plans for days, months, or years in the future. Even when faced with unexpected results he forges on ahead. And hell, how can you be a badass without looking out for your brother and joining a deadly organization?

It's really a shame a character like Itachi had to get stuck in an anime like Naruto. Naruto is mediocre at best, and I found myself forcing my way through it a lot of the time. But whenever Itachi was on-screen, I was completely hooked. I don't wanna harp on too long about them because I'm sure I won't say anything that hasn't already been said, so... yeah. The guy's awesome. One of my favorite anime characters to date.

10 Revy - Black Lagoon Rebecca Lee, mainly referred to as Revy, and sometimes Two Hands, is the main female protagonist of the Black Lagoon series.

SHE MUST BE HIGHER. Unlike the rest she's likely someone who could exist in real life- she's sadistic, merciless, crude, psychopathic levels of callousness. Coupled with her terrifying gunslinger skills and short fuse makes her someone you DON'T wanna piss off is you value your life.

She is the one person you don't want to piss off, and she gets pissed really easily. Revy is basically a walking bomb about to explode at any second.

I'm not scared of any of the other guys. Maybe Alucard slightly, the rest? Nah. But Revy...that is one girl that I never want to cross. Her combination of amazing fighting skill, not caring attitude, and absolute joy she takes in her work makes her the definition of badass.

Honestly in terms of actual badass characters she takes the cake. Don’t understand why she’s this low

The Contenders

11 Kenshiro - Hokuto no Ken

This man is a combination of Jesus Christ, Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee, and Son Goku in one body. He could eviscerate you in one punch. You heard of One Punch Man? Nah son, my boy Kenshiro is the REAL one punch man.

Really?! Really?! Really?! This guy put the term badass in the anime's world.
He even has and awesome and really badass catchphrase "you are already dead"

You people are idiots for not having him and guts from berserk in the top 5

Kenshiro means badass in Japanese

12 Ichigo Kurosaki - Bleach Ichigo Kurosaki is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

Wait, Sasuke a baddass, he whines more than a dog I didn't give the leftovers to. In Bleach, Ichigo gets strong enough to beat the he11 out of most of the other guys in the first 30 episodes, sasuke almost dies, he's arrogant and I wished he died almost 10 episodes into the anime

Really 12 yall crazy he's easily top 10 he has give use some of the greatest anime fights of all time greatest transformation of all time above super saying from just the look of the transformation he's different from other shounen protagonist

Ichigo has the most resolve of any anime character ever. He will grow in power as the situation needs, unlike Goku who just toys with his opponents to see how strong they are Ichigo doesn't even know his power until it grows in him to beat stronger and stronger opponents. This guy is the definition of badass.

Whenever needed, he is practically invincible and can beat anyone, doesn't matter if it is strongest villain of the series.

13 Kenpachi Zaraki - Bleach Kenpachi Zaraki is a fictional character and an antihero in the anime and manga series Bleach created by Tite Kubo.

This guy was the badass character of the world, universe, multiverse

Are you kidding me... Badass word itself is kenpachi... Deserves to be on top 3

Should be at the top. This list is crap without zaraki at the top.

Kenpachi should be top 2 right after vegeta. It's a shame...

14 Monkey D Luffy - One Piece Monkey D. "Straw Hat" Luffy is a fictional character and the protagonist of the One Piece manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda.

His second gear is badass though

One minute he's a goffy dumbass monkey that says and does stupid things, and then boom! He becomes this awesome badass, that says deep stuff and inspires awe. Kinda like Sakata Gintoki

he is too badass

Not as badass as Zoro but definitely should be on this list. I'm surprised that he's not. luffy 3rd gear could defs beat Naruto

15 Piccolo - Dragonball Z Piccolo is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. He first appeared in chapter 161 of the Dragon Ball manga in the Shonen Jump magazine on February 22, 1988. He is a member of the alien Namekian race and has abilities such as ki manipulation, regeneration, telepathy, ...read more.

Yeah, Vegeta can sit down and let a REAL badass get to work. This man went from being as evil as Frieza to being a better father to Goku's son than Goku.He's still at least in the top five strongest on earth and not many people can say they put second form Frieza on the ropes without much effort.

People should have more respect to Piccolo. He's one of the wisest and most ass-kicking characters in the franchise. This guy almost defeated Goku. Not only that, but he also killed BOTH Goku AND Raditz in one shot. He's also the one who trained not only Gohan, but also Gotenks and Trunks to be tough, strong badasses themselves. Even Vegeta would admit that he has surpassed his power level.

Not to mention he has that Lone Wolf additude about him.

One of the most badass character

Raised Goku's kid for him, was always willing to fight, and at one point was even the strongest Z fighter when he (SPOILER) fused with Kami

16 Sosuke Aizen - Bleach Sosuke Aizen is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

Now I realize that people are dumb.

One of the top badass male in anime history

He is most badass, patient Gillian of all time

17 Sesshomaru - Inuyasha

How is he not the top badass? He has the grace of the moon and every move ever made him was precise and calculated. Feared by all and revered by none. He bears the mark of the first born with the crescent moon on his forehead and his ever so perfectly jagged edges. His remarks are on point and he's followed by his mothers pelt. He's the definition on perfection from his beautiful silver locks to his one of a kind hakama and don't even get me started talking on the sheer glory of his manhood!
Looking for best of the best? Sesshoumaru is the way to go

The strongest and most unstoppable force of nature in the anime world. I'm sure others would argue, and I would concede that Goku may beat him in a fight. But Goku has never faced an opponent as analytically smart, strong, immune, and badass as Sesshoumaru. Easily beats the series antagonist Naraku by himself! And it only got easier when he got the sword Bakusaiga.

He should have been in the top 5. He's the true definition of badass. Besides he's much more powerful now that he has Bakusaiga. SESSHOMARU ALL THE WAY!

This super strong demon is the real badass of anime!

18 Roy Mustang - Fullmetal Alchemist Roy Mustang is a fictional character from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.

The first real character you hate, only to be made to look like a fool for hating.

This guy causes explosions by snapping his fingers, oh, sorry let me say that again. HE IS SO awesome HE CUAES EXPLOSIONS BY JUST SNAPPING. And to top it all off he can look hot when he does it as well. He deserves to be in the top ten.

He is so badass that he alone can kill a man with his fingers.

Definition of badass..Roy Mustang!

19 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 honestly think he's less badass than some of the other characters listed below him because at the end he's upset because no one's coming to help him, as if he put most of his faith in them saving him.

I don't know why he's on so small position but he was almost like god that is something heh?

Hate him, but he should be higher on this list

I think its correct...

20 Gaara - Naruto Gaara is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto. He is the jinchuuriki of the one-tailed shukaku and can control sand that is stored in his gourd.

When you're badass, you can kick butt and look awesome while doing it. If you can kick but, look awesome, have the coolest anime power PERIOD, and are capable of doing all that by only moving your hands, then badass doesn't even BEGIN to cover it.

Plus no eyebrows, BONUS POINTS!

Gaara has been one of my favourite badass characters in many years. I just knew I was going to like him when I first saw him.

And he gets the most character development of all Naruto characters

Gaara is Badass! He somewhere looks so cool, I really love his character. Bad guy turn Good.

Gaara could kill 1001 people just by covering their bodies with sand that will crush them, and he controls the sand with his mind! 100% Badass

21 Lelouch - Code Geass Lelouch Lamperouge, whose real name is Lelouch vi Britannia, is the title character and protagonist of the Sunrise anime series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.

He is a smart, calculative, military genius who may come out as just being heartless. But its that type of deceptive and hidden personality that makes him such a badass. Just when you think you have figured him out... BAM he surprises you with something unexpected. This guy gives up his life so people can feel good about themselves, maybe even to the point that he knew that his bloodline and special power would not only be dangerous, it would also mean his very existence would make him a feared outcast. I don't care what anyone says about this guy. It takes 100% badassness to sacrifice yourself for the world. I dunno about you, but I'd hate to die with a bad reputation amongst majority of the world.

He is the ONLY one with brain among all those people in that list. Although he commit many evil deed, he never denied them, and act for the best of the world

Lelouch is the kind of guy who can handle any kind of situation, it is a military genius, and political manipulation. He makes brilliant plans and predicts the movement of opponents even in worst case scenarios.

In the he saved the world from itself and was able to keep his soul in the light even after having drowned himself in his own darkness

22 Sanji - One Piece Vinsmoke Sanji, most commonly known by his moniker "Black Leg" Sanji, is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. He is the cook of the Straw Hat Pirates, as well as the former sous chef of the Baratie. He is also the third son of the Vinsmoke Family, thus making him ...read more.

Sanji is not just strong, he is also really smart and is always one step ahead of everyone else. He always saves people, more so than anyone else. Plus his main role in the crew is a COOK and he is the only one who doesn't use a weapon or devil fruit. Yet in spite of that, Sanji is still one of the top 3 fighters in the crew, with extreme speed and the ability to fly and create fire with his legs. If that isn't badass, I wonder what is.

Have you read the manga lately? Damn, his speed is out of this world!

All right, so he's not the most badass when it comes to fighting skills. BUT, you can not deny that he looks cool when he's just chilling, hands in pocket, eyes closed and with cigarette hanging from his mouth. Sometimes you can't help but go WOW!

He is not only a strong fighter, but he is also pretty smart, so he always fnd a way to get the Strawhats out of a situation by coming up with something awesome that no one else even thought of, before they even have the time to realize they are in trouble. He also saves more people than anyone and has some epic entrance!

23 Kid Buu - Dragon Ball Z Kid Buu is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

Who wouldn't want to be a pink kid of doom and turn people into candy

24 Madara Uchiha - Naruto Shippuden 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.

How is Madara this low he drops a rock on an army the first hour he comes back from the dead and chops a mountain in half then he revives himself I mean think about that, who revives themself. It is also revealed that everything that happened in Shippuden was his plan that was set into motion like a hundred years before the series takes place.

Madara is the no. 1 God? This is list is the worst list ever! It doesn't have anything that is important.. No offense.. Truth is always bitter!

"Sasuke is bad ass" Well did he beat the five kage at once? NOPE. MADARA DESTROYED EVERYONE.

How badass he is? He crushed the five kage at once, summon meteorites, make a perfect susanoo, capturing all the tailed beasts at once, awakened the rinnegan, absorbed Hashirama Senju's power, came back to life by forcing obito to do the rinne tensei on him, even though it was for a short time, he fought vs. the entire alliance and tailed beasts BLIND! Not to mention he's extremelly intelligent, powerful and wise and he knows how to use them in combat

25 Motoko Kusanagi - Ghost In the Shell Major Motoko Kusanagi is the main protagonist in Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell anime and manga series. She is a "full-body prosthesis" augmented-cybernetic human employed as the field commander of Public Security Section 9, a fictional law-enforcement division of the Japanese National Public ...read more.
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