Biggest Badasses In Anime


The Top Ten

1 Vegeta - Dragonball Z 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.
- anthonybecerra831

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!

Definition of badass

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2 Roronoa Zoro - One Piece 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

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 beyond badass. Forget the fact that he invented three sword style. He goes above and beyond the call for loyalty and even would let opponents get a handicap if he can find a way to give one. He's just that strong.

He's one of two Strawhat crew members who have no issue killing, the other being Robin. Dude is intense! Even before Luffy had a bounty, Zoro had already made a name for himself as a master swordsman, one people thought of as a demon.

And if someone has a bigger reputation than the main character, then he definitely deserves being called a Badass

He doesn't even brag

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3 L - Death Note 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!

I love L

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4 Guts - Berserk Guts - Berserk

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.

Many Spoilers ahead

Unless you can say that anyone above Guts on this list has gone through literal hell and back while fighting Demons, watching all of his friends die, being betrayed by his best friend and watching that same best friend rape his only love in front of him while he rips his arm off to try to stop him, than don't put them above Guts. And I haven't mentioned his armor which makes him a complete animal (literally) which feels no pain and attacks anything and everything without hesitation.

How can you say that a man who has no physical prowess like L be more bad ass than someone who fights demons and other demonic things every night because he's branded to die. Guts is the not only the most bad ass anime character, but the most tenacious, as he won't die, even if he's body is completely broken. (He also wields a sword bigger than him called Dragonslayer)

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5 Spike - Cowboy Bebop 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

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

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.

Should be on no #1 or 2

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7 Alucard - Hellsing Alucard - Hellsing

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.

His laugh alone makes him the ultimate badass and he's the bird of Hermes ffs

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8 Levi - Attack on Titan 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.

Just a normal human without titan-shifting abilities, and yet capable of absolutely WRECKING literally anything else in the show. Should be number one.

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? '

How can he not be number 1?! He can wreck all the titans before mikasa can say "Eren" again! He is the number 1 KING of badasses AND humanity strongest soldier! Plus he also has that I don't care personality and his cleaning obsession which just intrigues the audience. But he gets 2 percent for the votes?! He doesn't have ANY superpowers but he can destroy the female titan and beast titan.

Only human but can almost go speed of light when on beast mode

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9 Lelouch - Code Geass Lelouch - Code Geass

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.

All Hail Lelouch!

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10 Ichigo Kurosaki - Bleach 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

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.

He should be on top 3

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The Contenders

11 Sasuke - Naruto Sasuke - Naruto Sasuke Uchiha is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Sasuke didn't kill Deidara and Itachi. He just survived his battles with them. Sasuke is a "badass" without the "bad".

The dude killed orochimaru, deidara and I hate to say.. Itachi.. Some of the most badass characters in Naruto. not to mention he got a perfect susanoo and a rinnegan.. At such a young age. Itachi is my favorite but he didn't unlock either of those and it took madara forever... sasuke surpasses both of them. If he can surpass badass dudes like those he definitely deserves to be on top.

Sasuke is definitely one of the most badass characters in anime. An anime character doesn't have to be good to be badass. He so happened to be one of my favorite characters before he turned traitor.

He is a badass.His chakra control was said to be on par with sage of six path,he unlocked full power of the sharingan and rinnegan.only Naruto can rival him others can't touch him.he doesn't listen to anyone nor gives a damn to and badass.

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12 Revy - Black Lagoon Revy - Black Lagoon

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.

Yes, she is so crazy

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13 Monkey D Luffy - One Piece 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.

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

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

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!

I don't know wot u guys are thinking...placing alucard at 9 and roy at 24..badass is not about being angry or is just doing something against yhe norm...kakashi is nowhere to be least roronoa zoro sits right...well m voting for Roy Mustang...the most badass character in fullmetal seasons...peace

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15 Gaara - Naruto 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 - DreadLocker

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

He was badass when he was a kid but once he grew up... he is no longer badass.
His brother is though! Kankuro asked Gaara to do the Hidden Sand Samba. That takes guts.

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16 Inuyasha - Inuyasha Inuyasha - Inuyasha

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

17 Kid Buu - Dragon Ball Z Kid Buu - Dragon Ball Z

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

18 Future Trunks - Dragon Ball Future Trunks - Dragon Ball

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

He slay!

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19 Hiei - Yu Yu Hakusho Hiei - Yu Yu Hakusho

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

Second best character on this next to itachi he is a badass character it was hatd yo choose between him and itachi but

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20 Sanji - One Piece 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.

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.

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!

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

Many characters are badass in Anime, but Sanji's character has much more dept than most and I think that makes those badass moments stand out even more.

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