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 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!

2 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.

3 Goku (Dragon Ball Z Series) 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. 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.

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.

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.

Dante can freeze time, survive being slashed in half, block a punch from a demon the size of the Empire State Building, defeat devil kings that literally control all reality, and rip the soul out of an enemy without harming the body at all, which also allows him to destroy things that can't die, that can regenerate from a pool of blood. This guy isn't an omnipotent himself, but he beats them all the time.

5 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...

6 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. 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.

Too many idiots here that think Death battle is word of God.

7 Mewtwo (Pokemon) Mewtwo is a fictional creature from Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon media franchise. It was created by Dr. Fuji in an attempt to clone Mew.

Not even the strongest Pokémon, much less the strongest game character. Mega Mewtwo X sucks because Mewtwo doesn't learn enough good physical moves, and Mega Mewtwo Y is useless because you can just use a Life Orb and not waste your Mega Evolution. It's easily outclassed by other special sweepers in Ubers like Primal Kyogre, Deoxys-Attack, and Ho-Oh. Pressure is also pretty useless when you're not bulky at all. The Psychic type is pretty bad since it's only super effective against Poison and Fighting, the former rarely appearing in Ubers. And to the guy who said "creator/god of the Pokémon universe.", I think you're talking about Arceus, but you wouldn't know that because you haven't played past Gen 1.

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?

Where is Arceus? Arceus is by far the strongest Pokémon. Mewtwo could just be killed with one blast from Arceus (He wouldn't do that though).

8 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.

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!

He's more powerful than Sonic so how is Sonic higher?

9 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

10 Rosalina (Super Mario) 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 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.

The Contenders
11 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.

12 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.

13 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

14 Zeus (God of War)

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

15 Tails the Fox Miles "Tails" Prower is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series, and the title character's best friend and sidekick.

Tails is 300x smarter than Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison put together

Actually I think tails is 10000 times smarter than Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison put together!

Jesus even me?

16 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

17 Link (Legend of Zelda) Link refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.

If this guy had ALL of his equipment, he would wreck it. Fierce Deity's mask from Majora's Mask + Triforce (he gets the entire thing in Skyward Sword) + Master Sword + Hylian Shield + Golden Gauntlets is enough to wreck everyone else. AND he has MUCH more in his inventory.

How is Link not in the top 5? He would beat most of these characters to a bloody pulp. He could easily take out Cole and Samus, and Luigi and Mario wouldn't stand a chance against him.

He should be 1st, he is so awesome, sexy, kind, selfless, handsome, brave, compassionate and such a good role model. Okay okay I will admit it, I have a huge crush on Link.

This guy has the trifource of courage no to mention he was pretty badass for a kid in OOT and MM managing to defeat the three dungeons in OOT as a kid and whiz whole quest in MM as a kid. While of course as an adult he's more powerful but always in the end Link manages to win

18 Thor (Thor: God of Thunder)

I don't like him ugh

19 Shulk (Xenoblade) Shulk is a fictional character and the protagonist from Monolith Soft's 2010 role-playing video game Xenoblade Chronicles, part of their overarching Xeno series of video games.

Bro, what are you all talking about? I honestly would've thought that since the remake came out a little while ago, Xenoblade would get the respect it deserves, but NOPE. Shulk is powerful for reasons that are hard to explain. Spoiler alert. Shulk came back from the dead to become a capsule for a god. Once the god found his true form again, he started a huge war across the world he created and decided to destroy it and make a new one. Like thanos 8 years before he sort of did it. But Shulk doesn't want the universe to be erased, so he kills this god, and than becomes the heir to that gods power. SHULK LITERALLY BECOMES A GOD BY THE END OF THE GAME. He can also manipulate time so that his will. He knows every move an enemy can make before they make it. The only characters in existence I can see being worthy opponents to him are Kefka from FF6 (who I couldn't find despite Sephiroth being number 7) and that one god guy from dragon ball z. If only this game had, more love, it deserves top ...more

He literally recreated the universe after killing its creator. Far more powerful than some of the characters who are currently taking the top spots.

Well, I mean he did kill a god, come back from the dead, and not to mention rewrite the fabric of the universe...


Turned down an offer to become a god and defeated the God who made that offer. Most powerful character in my opinion.

20 Sans (Undertale) Sans or Sans the Skeleton is a character in the 2015 RPG Undertale created by Toby Fox. He is a lazy, pun-loving skeleton who is a supporting protagonist in the "pacifist" and "neutral" routes of Undertale, and a heroic antagonist/final boss of the "genocide" route. He is known for his incredibly difficult more.

Honestly, one of the hardest, most powerful bosses I've ever seen and that doesn't even include his au. In terms of 1v1 combat, I don't think any other video game character could beat him. They would never be able to hit him, and he can easily kill someone in a few seconds flat, no dodging required. Now, consider some sans au like dust take where sans is about 4 times more powerful. And this isn't even the extent of his power. Try last breath sans and see how you fare against him. Good luck. I see no reason why sans should not be the number one spot on this list.

Well he would be second soon because I did research and his father would be the most powerful and his father is W.D. Gaster, I did research and saw that the magic colors are black and white...there was a bunch of hints and clues in the undertale game so far to say that W.D. Gaster will eventually be in as you can fight, Toby Fox says that he will make a sequal or something to that nature and all theories point that W.D. Gaster might be in it and if you took the genocide route he might fight you or fight you either way or treat you like a lab rat but anyways, sans can teleport and has the same powers as Frisk almost and say that Sans should be on the most 50, not one though because Steve should be one and if you watched Game Theorists than you will know why.

Any monster can be as strong as asriel as long has they have enough human souls. Sans is strongest character beating even omega flowey many times as flowey says he caused him more than his fair share of resets even when he had so many human souls he was able to defeat him over and over without dying or even being hit. If his base power is stronger than 6 human souls and he absorbs 6 more, he would be a god killing god of patience and justice.

Asriel with no souls: easy to kill, right?

Asriel with souls: Essentially God of the timeline and exponentially stronger then his form without souls.

Sans with no souls: Also to easy to kill, after you memorize his attack pattern. This takes days and you will lose most of your sanity doing this.

Now imagine Sans with souls.
Do you want to have a bad time?

21 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?

22 Knuckles the Echidna Knuckles the Echidna is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is a red anthropomorphic echidna who is determined and serious, but sometimes gullible. He has the ability to glide and climb up walls, and is a powerful fighter due to his spiked hands.

Knuckles literally knocked sonic out of his super form so he is even stronger than super sonic.

Knuckles should be top 10 at least because he knocked out super sonic in one punch..
Need I say more?

Stronger than sonic

Seriosly he should be NO. 15 he can Break Astroid with his bare hands!

23 Luigi (Mario Bros) Luigi is a character featured in video games and related media released by Nintendo. Created by prominent game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, Luigi is portrayed as the slightly younger but taller fraternal twin brother of Nintendo's mascot Mario, and appears in many games throughout the Mario franchise, more.

Luigi Is the strongest video game character of all time. This man can literally Make Kratos fall to his knees by doing absolutely nothing. Every time Luigi blinks, The floor beneath us shakes and rumbles. These are now known to us as earthquakes. Luigi can literally uppercut Kirby into Orbit. Luigi once kicked dust at Goku, and then Goku fell 12,450 Miles into the ground. He once faced off against Rosalina, and when Rosalina was about to reset the universe, Luigi said "Bye-Bye" and then Rosalina just perished. One time, Luigi threw a rock into outer space, and that rock is now known to us as the "Moon". Truly the strongest video game character of all time.

Luigi is the ultimate God of all worlds all hail The Supreme Alpha Leader General Admiral President Prime Minister King High Councillor God of the multiverse, Luigi the plumber.

He should be Number one! He is Stronger and Better than Mario!

Can do absolutely nothing and still win mini games.

24 Silver the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)

He is super strong. He can use mind control to move objects! He should be way higher than this!

25 Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog) Sonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by SEGA, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.

How is shadow higher than sonic? Sonic should obliterate him.

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