Biggest Badasses In Anime
The Top Ten
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. - vegetasodakine
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
Except from the Dragon Ball universe and other animes that present similar universes like DB, Roronoa Zoro is absolutely the most badass and if not for the stories I believe in a real life with all maxed out skills, Zoro would be the absolute demon beast badass with an absolute dark killer instinct. He is the type of character to influence you in real life. It's insane!
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
He is the Most badass then comes Levi from Attack on Titan, then Uchiha Itachi from Naruto
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 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.
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.
Guts deserves to be number 1, He is insanely powerful even without his berserker armor, and yet he is still just a mere human. A human who challenges the impossible, and he casually murders countless demons on a daily basis as if they were ants. How badass is that? Guts has had definitely more than a dozen near death encounters and yet he still comes out the victor in every single battle he has been in.
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!
Death note itself is a kinda screwed up show. Give a person power and then he goes on a wild rampage killing everything. And on that note, may I have your names, Dragon ball fanboys?
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. - Yoshilord
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!
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? - archiesweirdmysteries
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.
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
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.
Best character of the manga. Humanity Strongest without having superpowers and he doesn't behave like a self-righteous "hero".
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.
One of my all time favorites, Revy combines her fighting skills with hilarious comments and a very interesting character.
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
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
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
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.
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.
This man may isn't the strongest charachter, but he is the definition of badass you can't argue with that he should be #1 how can it that he is so low in this list. Its absurd!
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
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
His second gear is badass though - Theoddone
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
Wwwwhaaat?!? no fair,dudes.he is cool and badass like zoro too.AND EAT YOUR HEART OUT,SASUKE WHERE YOU ARE!
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
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!
He should have towered over Itachi. He's the definition of badass. His powers are at no limits and no one could ever stop him from the moment he obtained Tokijin and even more stronger when he got Bakusaiga and a newly regenerated left arm.
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!
Cool, Bad ass, and a caring dude
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 - DreadLocker
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
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
He beat L, and would have beaten Near had Teru Mikami not messed everything up.
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!
Who wouldn't want to be a pink kid of doom and turn people into candy
Short temped cute and half demon what more can I say
Inuyasha starts out with only his claws, and a very arrogant cocky jerkish personality. As the series goes on, he gets a badass sword that gets some badass moves. He is a DEMON which is badass by it's self. He has a badass demon side where he goes serial badass mode and he get's a new badass look. He jerkish arrogant cocky nature(Which tones downs as the series progresses), is badass by it's self as well. Seriously, this guy is definitely qualifies for being badass. - Aurothon
Inuyasha a half demon badass plus he's the only person who can use the tetsaiga his badass sword he would kick every ones ass on this list plus he's cutr
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! - archiesweirdmysteries
"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
Look, no one ever said Jotaro Kujo was a nice guy. I beat the crap outta people, more than I have to. Some are even still in the hospital. I've had idiot teachers who like to talk big, so I taught them a lesson, and they never came back to class. If I go to a restaurant and the food is bad, I make it a policy to stiff 'em with the bill. But, even a bastard like me... can spot true evil when he sees it! True evil, are those who use the weak for their own gain, then crush them underfoot when they're through! Especially an innocent woman! And that is exactly what you've done, isn't it? And your Stand gets to hide from the victim, the law, and the consequences. That's why... I will judge you myself!
He is just too badass man
I like him so much
What's more badass then beating your enemies into dust without raising a finger?
He's a badass.
Hiei is one the greatest bad asses ever. All of his fights are amazing and he does everything with an I don't Care attitude. Clearly the best one on this list.
While everyone else in the anime takes an hour to defeat their foes, he can kill them in a matter of minutes.
Come on hiei is a straight up badass he's legendary and will do anything it takes to achieve victory so much as to sacrifice his own arm in combat to win a fight
Why is the picture a block of cheese though?
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
He is such a beautiful character, he tries so hard to get accepted and his relationships are truly inspiring. Not to mention that he's super hot as well.
He has all this power that he could use for his own purposes but instead he fights to protect the people who hate him for what he can't change. Not to mention that his demon power is awesome!
This dude is definitely badass
He can not be touched by pretty much anyone and anything and can throw an 80 story office building across a city and can "deflect" any attack (bullets, explosives, lasers, and pretty much anything that the military can throw at him). His power is very diversified and has a multitude of different capabilities. One word, badass.
This guy can kick ass in his sleep. Literally. He once took a bullet to the brain and still can laugh as he mercilessly annihilates any and all competition.
Greatest Character In Anime. Overpower And Badass with some laugh and blood
I love accelerator he's so badass
He's incredibly badass and good-looking and an all-round awesome character:)) He has a very high pain tolerance as seen in multiple episodes like when he fights zommari leroux and completely severs the tendons in one side of his own arm and leg still manages to kick ass with his awesome zanpakuto and save Rukia at the same time.
Probably the only one who could wear hair 'curlers' and make a pink sakura flower weapon look sexy and manly as hell.
He got his ass kicked by Ichigo. Then he ran away and after that he still dissrepsects ichigoand thinks that he is better than him.. What a loser. Also the biggest dick from the big 3s
Dude! he was pirate king... King of all Pirates that had "Devil fruit abilities" and better than all Marines...He was at top in One peace and is respectable by even his enemies... What more do you mean by badass...go watch "one piece"
Most powerful character of dbz
Second or third most powerful character of dragon ball z and has the justice of goku and cockiness of vegeta
Definition of badass. Loves to fight more than saiyans He's as badass as to give his enemies handicap! Eye patch on one eye and bells on hair to let enemies hear him before they die. He hopes they won't die fast but well... Last time he fought it took one page...
"Long time no see" to a blind man cutting him up And he still won with his sense of touch alone (every other was turned off by the blind guy).
What... I myself am a DBZ and One Piece fan but when it comes to badasses bleach has a few strong contenders, how can ichigo be 7 while kenpachi is 24, don't take me wrongly Zorro is one of my favourite characters and One Piece is my most favourite anime, I unequivocally love it but I must say although Zorro is one of the most badass characters out there but he ain't as badass as kenpachi and other shocker is that Yamamoto is not even in top 25!
How any why is Ichigo #7 and Zaraki #25? This is absurd, they should switch places.
Bad ass need I say more
I love Mikasa. She may seem somewhat cold on the outside, but she's actually very caring and she's not afraid to cut down anyone who threatens the people closest to her. And she's by far the best with the titan-killing equipment. She's also very beautiful. She is my favorite character in Attack on Titan.
The most kuudere badass ever
He's one of the most powerful and dangerous anime characters I've ever seen! He's so powerful the citizens of Magnolia (the city where he lives) had to RESHAPE the entire city so that he doesn't accidentaly destroy some of the buildings on his way home. Since he's a mage he has lot's of dangerous spells, his signature move is called CRASH, an extremely powerful Caster-Type Magic that smashes everything the user comes into contact with into pieces, it can even be used to both crack Magic into pieces, nullifying its effects, as well as to reduce the Magic's power and to deflect it, his other spell is called DISSEMBLY MAGIC: a Caster-Type Magic that creates a net-like pattern which runs straight through whatever it touches, regardless of its tangibility. However, instead of being destroyed, the objects that are touched split apart and form numerous, smaller versions of the original, when used on a living organism, the recipient gets reduced into small, doll-like versions of themselves, ...more
I mean, they reshaped a city to stop him from breaking it, think about that for a moment, they reshaped WHOLE CITY to stop him from destroying it by accident.
So badass that can even make badass Natsu cry
Yep totally badass
The most badass thing about him isn't his ability to kill, it's about his tolerant of it.
This dude ripped out a serial killer's heart in less than a second when he was 12 years old. If that doesn't scream "badass," I don't know what does. - OPZoroark
From an amazing assassin family, showing great promise. He is smart and ruthless.
I loved him so much makes my heart keep going I have drawings for him and make him alive in my computer so I cannot be lonely again
What's a list like this without Master Asia? - PerfectImpulseX
Yes, Naruto. And why? Because he always kept fighting, no matter how much pain his opponent caused him. He always gets up and won the fight, even the character is ten times as strong as him and repetitive beat him down. Naruto's badass fights were against Mizuki, Haku, Koba, Neji, Kabuto, Gaara, Sasuke, and most badass of all, he kicked Orochimaru's ass.
Also, the fight against Haku shows that Naruto is even more badass than Sasuke. Because after Sasuke got defeated, Naruto beat Haku alone. Like when he beat Orochimaru.
I know he may not be as badass as Gaara or Kakashi, but he was always a badass. Protecting his friends from anyone even if it's a big guy who's stronger than himself. That, ladies and gentlemen, is badass. Not to mention he is a rebel and a loner.
Naruto is badass why is he this low like he is the strongest character in the series and he has surpass all the hokages and never gives up he one of a kind not like the others that don't do anything Plus he is the main point in the Naruto&Naruto Shippuden series!
Naruto NEVER gave up. He also knows some epic jutsus that can surprise his enemies at any time. Plus, he kicked Oruchimaru's ass
Yusuke urameshi is not only the main character if the series Yu Yu Hakusho, but he is the biggest badass to ever walk on the Earth. He is one man, who with the help of his friends and allies take down many powerful demons who pose a threat to the universe. Yusuke faces these powerful demons in order to protect the ones that he loves and anyother person in need. His spirit gun could arguably compete with the famous kamehameha. Yusuke Urameshi is one 15 year old boy who takes down demons that could destroy the human world. He is just that badass.
This guy just doesn't know how to die. Even Anya, the knight of six got owned. Although Anya wasn't a good fighter, but her knightmare was a juggernaut.
Pain in the world