Top 10 Most Powerful Video Game Characters

Alright guys this list is based on how much each character has endured and survived, as well as their strengths and who would win in a 1v1 combat.
The Top Ten
1 Kratos (God of War) Kratos is a fictional character and the titular primary protagonist and anti-hero of the God of War video game series. He is a demi-god who seeks retribution and vengeance on Ares and later, the Greek Gods after he was betrayed and was forced to kill his family .

This guy has the power of hope. Kirby or Asura, both will die if they touch the Flame of Olympus, no one can touch it. But the flame's power pales infornt of the power in its core, which is the evil powers of Pandora's box. But the box has the another good power, the power of hope, which makes its owner invincible. And no matter a whole sun is thrown at him, he wont get harmed, as gods are much powerful than stars and the power of hope is even stronger the the power which can kill GODS. The only way to kill kratos in that time is that if he kills himself.

NO WAY MAN! Death easily beat this out because.. Well.. He is death. He got stabbed in the chest with a massive sword, thought to be the most powerful sword in the entire Darksiders universe and he did not even bleed or move or react to the stab he just received. Also he is invulnerable when in reaper form and with possessed armor and weapons he would definitely beat out. He is way more faster agile and powerful than Kratos.

For those who do not know Who Death is search Death Darksiders 2

So Kirby is above Kratos... Kratos killed at least a dozen GODS, and TITANS, who let me remind your are the most powerful in the Universe, and crawled out of hell, not once, not twice, but three times, and bashed Hades head in. If Kratos got "sucked up" by Kirby, he would literally rip his way out him, then laugh and murder his family too.

Kratos killed every God... Except Athena and Aphrodite. He killed the sisters of Fate. He killed all the titans. He died and fought his way out of hades 3 times. He entered and left hades willingly he destroyed olympuses link to the earth. In god of war 3 he tried killing himself and survived. He wields the blade of olympus... No kirby or asura could do that. I mean he literally can't die woluntarily or involuntarily.

2 Kirby (Kirby) Kirby is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory. His first game was created in 1992, and the pink puffball has made his way into the hearts of fans of all ages.

Kirby has many several unique abilities, actually, over 100! He can fly multiple times the speed of light in space on his Warp Star without any air to breathe. Hypernova is a veritable black hole and can devour worlds. Kirby destroyed many bosses that were at planet busting levels to universe busting levels (Magolor). He also has Ultra Sword, Flame Monster, Flare Beam, Snow Bowl, and Grand Hammer as his super abilities. Microphone Kirby can literally explode enemies just with his singing.

*Super Smash Bros. is not that accurate. The developers had to adjust the characters' sizes and fix the amount of power they have. If the characters from Smash were in Kirby's games they would just be sent to his stomach's pocket universe. Also, if they let Kirby destroy everyone he eats in Smash, Kirby would just win all the time.

Kirby is the most powerful character in fiction or reality. He is anyone he fights +1. If he fought Asura, he would have all of Asura's powers +1. In the anime he devoured all of reality/universe by accident. In the games he never really dies, just gets mentally exhausted and goes to sleep. With his warpstar Kirby can travel at many thousands of times faster than light. Keep in mind, at 200 Years Old Kirby is basically in a pre-fetal stage of existence. Kirby is basically a pre-fetal stage "One Above All" or "Abrahamic God". Consider that inside Kirby exists another realm of reality, a place ripe for the birth of another universe for Kirby to be the Prime Creator of one.

Kirby possesses the power to hit a meteor, strong enough to destroy his planet, into space. Not only that, he sent it at 9999 light years in a very short period of time, not to mention through several planets. Kirby can travel at the speed of light, way faster than sonic (besides when sonic is in his hyper nova form) and can crack entire planets in half with a single punch. He has survived a moon-sized and planet-sized explosion without a scratch. He has taken down several godlike evil entity's (like Marx) and in one of his games he is described as having infinite power. I have not played many of the games with characters on this list, but I stand by what I say, Kirby is the most powerful character in gaming that I know of.

Kirby is just a baby... LIVING DEVIL! This little nuisance has infinite space in his belly, and he can literally swallow everything up for goodness sake! Destroyed a planet by accident. "Oops, it was an accident." can't say anything 'bout that, huh? The original video games and the original series (T.v show) do seem to explain it all. Sometimes making a cream puff too OP could be stupid, but this dude'll survive black holes, and can do power-pack punches equivalent to giga tons! :/... ALSO, swallowing an enemy power can make him not only copy it, it's like he's mastered it. Seriously. KIRBY FOR THE GO!

3 Asura (Asura's Wrath)

Why kratos is number 1? I don't know. The "gods" weren't even island busting, hell dante could kick kratos' ass too, that is a great example of GOW fanboys, man I like kratos but putting him above people who can stomp his whole GOW universe is just wrong. Asura could beat everyone on this list, the only one giving him trouble is dante

He is without a doubt the strongest character on this list, just watch a single boss fight from "Asura's Wrath" and you'll see.

Why are regular humans ranked higher than a continent destroying being that kills his own world's god?!

Asura legit destroyed a being larger than a PLANET. He also destroyed his own creator how is he this low?

4 Dante (Devil May Cry) Dante is a fictional character and the primary protagonist of the Devil May Cry series, created and published by Capcom.

To begin with, Dante is first and foremost the son of Sparda, who inherited his father's growth of power at the expense of existence. Sparda was afraid of how powerful he would become with this power, so he sealed his powers, but Dante also felt his power growing, but he did not repeat his father's act. Dante was able to destroy on par with Vergil Arkham, who absorbed all of Sparda's power. Sparda feared that he would become the strongest creature that ever existed, but I will say that I myself am scared of Sparda's strength, or rather the amount of it, which is enough to put Dante on top 1. Dante was able to destroy the Nightmare, which is capable of randomly lifting and destroying the entire structure of the Underworld, or the Demon World, which has been confirmed several times as infinite in size. Dante was able to kill the literally omnipotent Mundus, who ate the Qliphoth Fruit and became infinitely more powerful. First, to fight Mundus, Dante needed to transmogrify into a more ...more

I've never played a Devil May Cry game, but what I do know is that Dante is our boy. This man has survived stabbings and being impaled almost every day, but shrugs them off like they were nothing but bug bites. His versatility is through the roof with is countless weapons (Heck, one of his weapons can turn into 666 different other weapons) and his 4 "styles". He goes against Vergil, who's speed is almost godlike. And with Devil May Cry 5, his Sin Devil mode could absolutely destroy anyone who gets in the way. I could go on and on, but my point is that Kratos doesn't hold a candle to Dante.

He should be higher then Kratos. The only reason people actually see him as higher then dante is because he kills his fours more brutally then him. Dante is about style. He rarely uses his true power against any foe because he don't see it as necessary. Also he can master every weapon in a matter of seconds and haves the best accuracy and precision you will ever see. He can fly in his devil trigger. Survive just about anything. If he fits kratos, kratos would probably make dante mad very fast considering how brutal he is them dante would mess him up.

He killed a reality warping Demon God who created a universe out of nothing and laughs off being shot in the head and stabbed in EVERY game! He can stop time, swing his sword millions of times a second, move faster than the speed of light, and is strong enough to stop a punch a colossal stone demon and has a sword which can cut through everything even space and time, plus a ton of other abilities. come on he should be number 2 Kratos is a weakling to this guy.

5 Deathwing (World of Warcraft)
6 Mewtwo (Pokemon) Mewtwo is a psychic-type Legendary Pokémon from Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon media franchise. Designed by Ken Sugimori, it made its first appearance in the games Pokémon Red and Blue. It was created by Dr. Fuji using gene splicing in an attempt to clone Mew. In the Pokémon games, it's infamously known as the most powerful Pokémon among all species. Mewtwo is capable of evolving into two forms - Mega Mewtwo X (using Mewtonite X) and Mega Mewtwo Y (using Mewtonite Y)

Mewtwo's weakest moves is vegito's strongest moves, and he had psychic, shadow ball, thunder and earthquake.

Mewtwo is defeated all the DBZ characters even frieza, mewtwo should easily defeat one above all?

Shadow above Mewtwo? That's an absolute joke.

Why the heck is Mario above this savage Mewtwo.

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

Goku managed to absorb the power of a sayian god, meaning that he could possibly reach that level again, and hold it for as long as needed. He also tied against a GOD OF DESTRUCTION, all because he didn't want to go to full power, and just have fun with it. If he had trained and taken it seriously, he would have won. He has almost limitless power, and has toppled some of the most powerful characters in the universe. He is not only humble and kind hearted, but also super powered.

OK just think about it... Goku has fought en the "God of Distruction" which is one of the coolest fights I have seen in anime history. Not only that when he was a kid (and I am not exaggerating) he was probably the most powerful being on the planet. Like if he knew how to go super saying...That would probably give him a HUGE advantage over Master Roshi when they were fighting in the tournament. He almost has unlimited power or (ki as I should say). Goku is could be the most nicest man in the anime universe. Whenever he jokes about somehting I always smile because of how stupid he is sometimes (and I mean stupid in a good way). So yea Goku should be at least above Kirby. And this is a little off topic but Saitama is the most strongest anime character. But still Goku is my favorite anime character so u know VOTE FOR GOKU.

For those who are saying he is an anime character... Get yourself clear... He was also a gaming character in the 90's as well as now... Uses fastest level of teleportation... How can anyone even catch him? "Transforms into god modes" He should be placed 2nd I.e after Asura

Anyone who knows who Goku is knows he's the strongest on this list, but, he is primarily an anime character, so I'm not sure if he should even be up here... He's still the best and strongest though.

8 Sephiroth (Final Fantasy) Sephiroth is a fictional character and main antagonist in the role-playing video game Final Fantasy VII developed by Square.

Sephiroth did too much for me to explain, but I can tell you he is the main cause of the saddest video game death in history and was the most villanous villain other than Makarov.

Just a note. Almost ALL instances of Sephiroth in FF7 isn't Sephiroth. It's Jenova, making Jenova as powerful as everybody thinks. Parts of the enitities' body are enough to destroy planets. so, not Sephiroth, Jenova...

9 Nyx (Persona)
10 Alex Mercer (Prototype)

The guy has the ability to manipulate his own mass, turning sections of his body into weapons at will. He can solidify his body, creating armor, or make it lighter, enabling him to practically fly. His power is the ability to mutate, and evolve on command, meaning that he can adapt to literally every situation in a matter of seconds. There is possibly no way to beat him, without holding the same abilities as he does, because he would just adapt. And if he was to die, all he would need is a little bit of flesh to reform.

Guys, if Alex Mercer eats a force user he could just reproduce midi-chlorians in himself so he's as powerful as Asura or stronger. Vitiate ate all life on a planet, Alex Mercer, with enough midi-chlorians, could eat all life in the galaxy, and become more powerful than Asura. If he gets his hands on the Vong, holy frick he could do literally anything with the kind of bio-technology they have. And that's just in the star wars universe, imagine if he got his hands on stuff from OTHER video game universes... Eating someone like Kirby or Shadow or Superman and giving him the ability to replicate their powers too? The universe doesn't stand a chance.

Mercer has what you could call true immortality, his potential for evolution is limitless, and to make sure you truly killed him you would need to incinerate the planet inside and out to be certain that nothing remains of him.

Alex mercer cannot be die just in prototype ending his body explode with the helicopter but he regenerate himself. He can defeat Asura and kratos by infecting them with his virus and be in number 1

The Contenders
11 Giygas (Mother)
12 Bayonetta (Bayonetta) Bayonetta, real name Cereza, is a fictional character and protagonist of the video game Bayonetta and its sequel, developed by PlatinumGames and published by Sega and Nintendo respectively.

Let's see. She can use a variety of weapons, mainly pistols which are also attached to her feet. She can use her hair to attack enemies, which by the way are ANGELS. She can freeze time by merely dodging an attack. Bayonetta has the power to summon powerful demons from hell, including a huge demon that punched a god into the sun. Oh, and she defeated a GOD! In space! If that wasn't badass enough, she then destroyed the god in the sun! Do I need to say anymore?

Not a fan of Bayonetta, but she should be WAY higher.

Bayonetta is top 10 for sure.

13 Amaterasu (Okami)
14 Arceus (Pokemon) Arceus is a legendary Pokémon from the Pokémon series. It first appeared in the 18th Pokémon movie alongside other Legendary Pokémon. In the Pokémon universe, Arceus is widely known as "The Original One", as it's believed to be the creator of the entire pokemon universe. According to mythology, Arceus is said to emerge from an egg that existed before the universe.

Why is he not in the top 10? His pokedex entry literally says he shaped the UNIVERSE. Therefore his power must exceed that of any character on this list who is a pitiful "planet buster." Add to that that he can embody any type, he has 1000 invisible arms and (in the anime) with all his plates he can block ANY attack. He would be literally indestructible. However, I do understand the whole "he gets caught by a human throwing balls at him" argument. Well, every character must have an exploitable weakness for the sake of the plot. Superman falls down at the sight of kryptonite, but that doesn't stop him from being number 6 on this list (at the time of writing). At least, Arceus should be above Waddle Dee, Yoshi, Mario, Luigi and Mewtwo.

So the ultimate god of all Pokemon is below shadow the hedgehog or master chief? You must be kidding me.

Arceus created all Pokemon such as dialga the god of time and once dialga stop the time he can destroy enemy's just like destroying statues.Arceus created palkia god of space and palkia can vanish his enemy's in nowhere.Arceus even created hoopa,who has 6 magical ring that needs to vanish,appearing or controlling something.He can control or vanish his enemy's with his ring if he wants.

How in the FRICK is Arceus, Pokemon's equivalent of God, lower than Mewtwo, some human's lab experiment?

15 Shao Kahn (Mortal Kombat) Shao Kahn is a boss, announcer, and recurring playable character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. Introduced in Mortal Kombat II in 1993, he is the primary antagonist of the video game series and extended franchise.

He's a living tank, can deal craptons of damage, and survived ARMAGEDDON, which everyone else died in. He absorbed Shang Tsung in 4 seconds, one shot Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade, and didn't feel anything from the Elder Gods' initial attack (until he got the crap beaten outta him by Raiden).

16 Superman (Injustice: Gods Among Us) Superman is a comic character. And probably the first powerful superhero in the fictional world. The character was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, high school students living in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1933. It was published by DC comics. The first animated superhero movie was superman. The origin story of Superman relates that he was born Kal-El on the planet Krypton, before being rocketed to Earth as an infant by his scientist father Jor-El, moments before Krypton's destruction. Discovered and adopted by a Kansas farm couple, the child is raised as Clark Kent and imbued with a strong moral compass. Very early on he started to display various superhuman abilities, which, ...read more.

Superman can't die without kryptonite. So he would be the top unless you are talking about injustice, which is what we are talking about. He could wreck Goku in a battle. He can practically murder the apprentice. Superman can murder Kirby with just his fist, trust me, don't fight Superman. If you do, I think someone is going to have some fractured ribs and maybe a couple of limbs lost. Asura can not beat Superman even if Asura tried. Send Asura to injustice, he wouldn't beat a level, his moves would be cuddle, tickle, and penis kiss. Also Asura's game would be easier with Superman, because of Frost Breath, Laser Eyes, Speed, Strength, and he can take blows like a man. Send an army of Supermans vs an galaxy of Asuras, Superman would win. Also Superman looks ten times more epic then Asura.

I we're gonna put up an argument of Asura vs. Superman, as much as I love Dc and Asuras Wrath, I'm pretty sure Supes cannot survive sheer DESINTIGRATION on top of he was beaten to death by a living rock (Doomsday) and I'm pretty damn sure Asura can deliver a harsher beating than him. It also seems that Asuras power scaling is probably unlimited much like Supermans and Gokus, it seems that he scales MUCH FASTER upward than the other two, making him able to shut them down quickly, on top of his evolutions making an obviously large jump in power with little effort and time, this makes Asira definitely seem like a well received character for the number one spot.

Superman and Goku had a fight and Superman won. If someone can beat Goku in a fight, they deserve to be on top.

Seriously, how is anyone higher than damn superman?!

17 The Prince of the Cosmos (Katamari)
18 Apprentice (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed)

Seriously, he's under sonic? This guy almost killed earth Vader TWICe, and the emperor, his clone was more powerful than Vader and he can literally control people with his mind. Sonic can run at the speed of light. I mean that's cool and all, but the apprentice can simply mind control him, and make him lick a light saber.

While I'll admit he may not be able to beat kratos or asura, he surley can kill kirby. Yea if he get's close enough Kirby could suck him up and take his powers... but hasn't starkiller killed a dark version of himself already when he went to the jedi temple? And if all other strategies fail, starkiller will just keep throwing kirby at a wall untill he turns into pink gush.

You can basically have complete control over the force when playing as this hardcore sith known as the Apprentice. He uses the force to thrash and mess with everyone, and if he gets tired of it, he still as the powerful lightsaber.

He almost killed Vader and he blew up a huge portion of the death star. Also he can control people

19 Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog) Shadow the Hedgehog is a character who appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega. He is an artificially created black and red hedgehog whose hover shoes propel him at extreme speeds that rival those of Sonic.

Shadow is easily god-level to me.
This dude can teleport instantaneously, with no apparent starting lag or cooldown, and without any Chaos Emeralds! He could quite literally go anywhere in the multiverse. He can also stop time, time travel, and run faster than the speed of light!
He is both very physically strong and has good projectile attacks. Also, his Chaos Blast is insanely powerful.
Shadow is also immortal to dying of natural causes, so the only way someone could kill him is if they beat him in a fight, which is very unlikely.
What really makes Shadow so powerful though, as I mentioned above, is his instant teleportation and time-manipulation capabilities. This combined with his strength and immortality makes him almost, if not truly god-like.

He's called the ultimate life-form for a reason, after all.

I believe that Shadow is the strongest character because of the rings that he has on his wrists and ankles, These rings limit his power. When Shadow takes the rings off his wrists he gets a power up in strength, speed, power etc. I think the ones on his ankles do the same thing, except they give him more of his full power of speed. I know Shadow could destroy pretty much everyone on this list but I believe he doesn't expose his true power because he does not want be seen as a threat to humanity.

Aaw hell yeah. The Ultimate (Battle) Lifeform. The most powerful character in the Sonic universe (don't give me the he's never beaten Sonic bull he wears inhibitor rings. He could easily curbstomp Sonic anyday of the week if he wanted too

He is a loose canon, one tiny problem he has could end the WORLD!

20 Master Chief (Halo) Master Chief Petty Officer John-117, more commonly known as the Master Chief, is a SPARTAN-II commando of the UNSC Naval Special Warfare Command. He is the protagonist and main character in both the Halo trilogy and Reclaimer Saga.

To be honest, Master Chief should be in the top 10, the amount of crap he's been through is astounding, not only that, Look at what his suit can do, the amount of stuff it does is ridiculous. Tons of courage, never backs away from a fight, always wins the fight. Tons of knowledge on Weapons, and Vehicles. Cortana, the most awesome A. I by his side.
Put Master Chief on an unknown planet to conquer it by any means necessary he and Cortana will get the job done.
Nothing and I repeat, nothing stands in his way. No, not even a bloody Scarab.

Sure Master Chief may not be the strongest, but this guy's sheer will makes him unstoppable! He would beat everyone one this list because he would refuse to give in. Goku, doom guy, Dante, Superman, the would all eventually fall!

Come on, really! Put Master Chief in the top 5, or at LEAST in the top 10. He would CRUSH more than half other the other characters, including those above him. In a fight, he would dominate the other characters.

He survived all halos and has regenerating armor. He is the most badass character in gaming whom is like a biotic, super marine-spartan.

21 Oni (Super Street Fighter 4 AE)

He can destroy your soul with one single move.
He shattered an island with just one punch.

He tied with Asura... Enough said

He is the destroyer of heaven.

The father of all demons

22 Rosalina (Super Mario Bros) Rosalina, known as Rosetta in Japan, is a major character in the Mario Franchise created by Nintendo. She first appeared in the 2007 Mario Game, Super Mario Galaxy for the Nintendo Wii and later returned for the game's sequel in 2010. Since then, she has been featured in many main-series Mario Games ...read more.

She should be higher than Mario, Sonic, and Shadow. Because she's a goddess that can stop time, destroy the whole universe at any second, and reset everything.

Rosalina protects the universe, her children alone are celestials. She's like mother nature for space.

She can just reset the universe, and she's very smart.

23 Kefka (Final Fantasy VI)

First of all Kefka is VI not VII. But Kefka should at least be in the top 20, I mean for crying out loud this guy destroyed the world. Sepiroth didn't even manage to do that.

24 Kazuya Mishima (Tekken) Kazuya Mishima is a fictional character in Bandai Namco's Tekken fighting game series, first featured as the protagonist in the original 1994 game.

Kazuya is planet level unlike these characters higher than him. He is extremely fast and could one shot most of the rest with telekinesis or lasers. OP! The only one here that is stronger than him is Asura.

Kazuya's devil powers have no limits he is in full control of his form now and is capable of destroying the whole world KAZUYA!

He has supreme control over the devil gene... He does not even need to tranform into his devil form and can still do telepathy and use his 3 eye for supreme destruction... He should be in the top 10

He got thrown off a cliff by his own dad. TWICE.

25 Zeus (God of War)

He's the king of the gods also the father of kratos need I say more?

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