Strongest Female Anime/Manga Characters

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The Top Ten

1 Android 18 - Dragon Ball Z Android 18 - Dragon Ball Z

Android 18 is clearly the hands down strongest of women in all of anime and I'll tell you why. She's from the Dragon Ball series that is infamous for all the over-powered male characters. When most people hear the name of Dragon Ball Z, they think of a lot of guys with big hair and crazy super powers. What many people might not realize is that at one point there was a woman who handed most of those guy's their ass. That was Android 18. The series also has other strong women, such as Videl and Chi Chi. None of them have ever taken on a Super Saiyan in battle. When 18 was first introduced, she was the latest in series of androids created by Dr. Gero with the intent of killing Goku. In her first fight against the uber-powerful Vegeta, she came out victorious and much later in the series took on both Trunks and Goten together. She was a seriously underused character.

Apparently, you guys underrate Chichi too much that it's ridiculous, and as for Videl at least she was trying to keep up the pace, come on what's up with that?

She is the definition of awesome. She is absolutely the best, most awesome, strongest, beautiful, badass anime character ever. She outshines everyone by wide margin, and rocks it too. She is the he most powerful female anime character in anime/manga history, and deserves the number one spot. - hihihi12345

Just because she was new to the series doesn't mean you have go horny for her because it's really irritating when guys do that, (seriously I'm not trying to offend no one) but can't you just tone it down a little and be happy that Dragon Ball is starting to add more Female Characters in the series, Thank You

, come on, I mean Erza is strong and all but she doesn't compare to Android 18. 18 literally has the power to destroy and entire solar system. She has a total power level of around 640 million, no joke. Erza's power level is 1500 at best, so yeah...

Amazing strength and stamina

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2 Erza Scarlet - Fairy Tail Erza Scarlet - Fairy Tail Erza Scarlet is an S-Class Mage from the infamous magic guild Fairy Tail . Erza starts off as a lone wolf and stays loyal to following the rules. As the story develops Erza changes into loving mage strong and independent. As her terrible past haunts her she ignores her friends' calls that they want ...read more.

Pan, sakura and bulma what... And erza is not in the top 10... A very wronged poll according to me..
She is the strongest female character ever.. She should at least be in top 3..

Um definitely she fights with honor and dignity and said herself that even if she was weak and had no power at all she would fight till the death for her comrades. It's not just physical power but also the power of love she and her guild share which make her strong. One of the greatest episodes where Ezra's powers are demonstrated is the episode called pandemonium. She uses her strategic abilities when she uses her ability to quickly change armor by combining different weapons and amours that belong in different sets. Like how she used her flame empress armor against a fire monster but used not only her flame empress armors matching sword but also the sword from her sea empress armor set. She is truly amazing and deserves the title of Titania.

Erza stronger than Android #18? Seriously guys? I really like Erza, but honestly, Android #18 using only 1 / 3,000,000 of her power would be far more than enough to take down Erza. I mean, Master Roshi with a power level of 137 destroyed the moon at the very beginning of Dragon Ball, yet Android #18 with the power level of 300,000,000 can't defeat Erza, a city buster at best? Fail.

Erza is the best ever and should be 1# always

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3 Yoruichi Shihōin - Bleach Yoruichi Shihōin - Bleach

In terms of Bleach females, the only one that is probably stronger than her is Unohana. However, Yoruichi is arguably the fast character in the entire series, and has shown herself to be capable of standing against Espadas, and even fight against an evolved form of Aizen, who was nearly invincible. She is far stronger than Rukia, Sakura, and even Tsunade. I think that the only female in anime that may be more powerful is Android 18.

I think this list is driven more by emotion than rational thinking. Yoruichi can squelch more than half of those characters in the top eighteen. Rukia is an amazing person, I'm a dedicated fan of hers, but lets face it - youichi takes the cake in speed, strength, brains and awesomeness.

Yoruichi Shihouin. The Flash Goddess. at number nineteen. Below Hinagiku from 'Hayate the combat butler'. 'enough said to prove this list really is very illogical.

she is hot

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4 Tsunade - Naruto Tsunade - Naruto

Not only is she of the best fighters on this list but she is an amazing healer, she can heal a whole village at the same time! Combined with her monstrous strength and cunning tactics she's a fearsome warrior who deserves her place in this list

Tsunade is weak compared to most of the females on this list. She shouldn't even be in the top 20. There are plenty of females that can easily take her down with ease. The only reason why she's this high is because Naruto is a very overrated mainstream anime.

Her Monstrous Strength, Tenacious Life Force, and Extraordinary Healing Ninjutsu, She's a Hokage after all.

She is best I love you tsunade sama strongest kunoichi ever

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5 Mirajane Strauss - Fairy Tail Mirajane Strauss - Fairy Tail Mirajane, the sister of Lisanna and Elfman, uses the power takeover and can transforms into a few forms. Mirajane is also a s-classed wizard who was rivals with Erza Scarlett when she was young. While she was young(before Lisanna's pseudo death) she was criminal-alike and work Gothic clothing she was ...read more.

While employing her Satan soul, she is a formidable and scary opponent... In the past, she used to be on par with Erza Scarlet, a which with as music power as the 10 wizard saints of the anime, cause she had quitted her mage job, due to the tragedy she suffered... After she awakened again, she became a value asset for fairy tail... Plus all three Satan souls are easily overwhelming for all her opponents...

Mira and Erza are both pretty badass. As teen's they always went head to head with each other. Mirajane and Erza will kick ass. They will fight for there comrades and most likely for there guild. When Mira is in tekr over mode she is pretty dope. And its pretty bad ass because her normal form is cooking for the guild and she's always smiling. I would say " I'd hate to be on her bad side" #LOL.

She can go toe to toe with erza scarlet who is pretty badass herself. Especially in her demon halphas form mirajane is probably the second or third most powerful after erza scarlet and of course number 1 Android 18

I love both Mira and Erza

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6 Lucy - Elfen Lied Lucy - Elfen Lied Lucy (born as kaede), is a tragic, fictional Japanese Anti-Heroine, and Anti-Villianess, who is the main protagonist of her debut source, a manga officially known as Elfen Lied [alfen leed], written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto, which was best known for it's T.V. adaptation of the same name, Directed ...read more.

What are sakura haruno and tsunade compared to this immensely terrifying woman? If sakura and tsunade were to even go up against her their heads would be ripped apart and those two wouldn't even know what happened to them.

YOu know Lucy is described as a threat to the planet, she can take on any of the top 10 WITH ease because of his powerful vector control

Lucy is basically unstoppable with her invisible hands. Even when she was a child she killed 4 classmates at once

I would avoid her by a 200 meter radius because if I come close to her her vectors will make short work of my head and if I stand from a little distance she would just throw something at me with her vectors that causes my head to explode she should be higher on this list because she is basically invinsible

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7 Mikasa Ackerman - Attack On Titan Mikasa Ackerman - Attack On Titan Mikasa 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.

Oh my gosh, her parents were killed in front of her, she was kidnapped by men who wanted to sell her to rapist, watched a boy her age kill two men, watched HIM almost be strangled, and then killed a man herself. Her adopted mother also died in front of her. All she has left is her adopted brother, Eren, and STILL is a strong and emotionally stable person, but is kind and actually has a heart.

Who doesn't like a Kick-Ass female that uses her mind and body with out supernatural abilities? Like honestly. She is the best female protagonist I've seen. She has a strong code and amazing character development. She doesn't need many words to really make an impression. Shes a strong female lead.

She is my favorite character from Attack On Titan. She is by far the best with titan killing equipment. And even though she seems somewhat cold on the outside, she's very caring on the inside. And she's not afraid to cut down anyone who threatens those closest to her. She's a badass. She's also very intelligent.

She could kill anyone and a sight of her could make a grown man pee his pants

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8 Rukia Kuchiki - Bleach Rukia Kuchiki - Bleach

Rukia is the vice captain of the 13th division!

She has a very powerful ice type zanpakutou!

And she recently gained Bankai as well!

Not to mention she has a very strong will and mind and a very strong conviction!

She is one of the best and strongest female characters ever!

She's strong physically and also has a strong personality. Rukia is not just any damsel in distress most heroines usually are. She's a badass. - Goku02

I think Rukia should be part of the top ten.

Pft... I love her but she is nowhere near Yoruichi, Unohana or even Nel and Tier Harribel (from Bleach). It is an unpopular opinion, but she never really seemed strong to me.

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9 Vados - Dragon Ball Z Vados - Dragon Ball Z

Being the elder sister and martial arts teacher of Whis, she's the strongest character in the whole Dragon Ball verse, a verse known for its greatness, excitingly perfect plot and insanely powerful characters.

Come on Vados is the obvious first. She's Whis's martial arts teacher and sister, she's even a tad more powerful than him! Definitely universal buster AT LEAST. - Goku02

Probably the strongest in the DBZ universe.

Vados at 12? Really guys, really?
I mean...wow...
She's able to travel the whole universe in a matter of minutes, can turn back time for a few minutes and has about the same strength as Whis.
For those who did'nt watch db just a short summary of how op she is: at the beginning the power of the characters is based on their power level. Piccolo could EASILY destroy the moon with a basic attack and power level of about 400. Well, Freezers power level at his final form was 120 million. That was just to give you an image of the power of the db characters. In dbs the old Freezer is NOBODY. Vados could literally defeat him by just breathing at him (beerus, who is weaker than whis or vados could defeat ssj3 goku by slightly touching him).
Vados could literally blow up a universe, turn time back, roconstruct it and destroy it again.
That females like erza or riza hawkeye are higher on this list is a shame. Whoever voted for the women above is either a damn fanboy who can't deal ...more

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10 Riza Hawkeye - Fullmetal Alchemist Riza Hawkeye - Fullmetal Alchemist

Riza. Where do I start with Riza? Well, she definitely deserves to be higher in this list, at least top ten. She is, in my opinion, the greatest female anime character ever. She's not weak, she's not an emotional wreck like many other female anime characters, and she's a lieutenant in the military, famed with her INCREDIBLE sharpshooting abilities. Also, she keeps Mustang in line, which is hard to do. The only time she cries in the whole series is when she believes mustang, who is pretty much her life, is dead. - RizaLovato

She needs to be higher on this list. Riza is simply amazing!

Why is she so low on this list?!

A deadly, gun wielding beauty with a goof heart and a love for dogs. She's without a doubt my favourite character in the FMA franchise.

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The Newcomers

? Sakura Ogami - Danganronpa

The Contenders

11 Madoka Kaname - Puella Magi Madoka Kaname - Puella Magi Madoka Kaname is the titular protagonist of the 2011 anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica and its related media.

She's basically a goddess by the end of the series (Kyubey even says so). I'm surprised she's a #9.

Not to mention, she is constantly tortured with the decision she has to make between becoming a magical girl bound to fight witches until she becomes one and/or dies, or not become a magical girl knowing what other magical girls have to go through and not do anything about it. That's a pretty tough choice to make. Not to mention, she watched one of her friends get decapitated by a witch, had one of her best friends get turned into a witch and die, and (unknowingly) had to witness her classmate go back in time repeatedly, only to find that she couldn't save Madoka (Did I mention there were spoilers? ).

And yet, Madoka remains a kind, caring, and emotionally stable person who is modest and a much smarter person than she thinks she is. She has to be one of the strongest characters in anime history.

I feel like this should be a little higher considering how strong she is by the end of the series...

Madoka is the cutest and strongest Puella Magi character. The season finale was beautiful. Amazing. Brilliant. - TwilightKitsune

Apparently, Mikasa a normal human > Madoka, a goddess

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12 Sakura - Naruto Sakura - Naruto Sakura is the heroine of the series NARUTO and the only female ninja of Team 7. During the first chapters, she is physically weak and has an immense crush on Sasuke and dislikes Naruto . Her strengths include her excellent chakra control and being generally smart as shown by in the first part of the ...read more.

For people who say that Sakura is stronger than Erza lol. Erza could easily take down Sakura. Erza is strong, fast, way more durable and way more versatile than sakura, can fight with all her senses turned off and pain increased to maximum. That's insane endurance beyond what sakura is capable of Sakura can't dodge the hundreds of swords that would rain on her from erza's heaven wheel armor. Her adamatine armor can tank anything sakura can dish out. With Nakagami armor, she one shots sakura. erza has more experience than sakura. She's fought more people than sakura and has more wins which shows and proves that she's more skilled. She's faster than sakura. Erza withstood more harsh treatment and endured more punishment than sakura did and because of that she has more of a tolerance for pain. Erza out matches sakura in strength and durability as well.

She should definitely be bottom 10. Why are these two women from Naruto so hyped is beyond me. Especially sakura since her power ups are not at all shown to us. Nobody saw sakura learn the summoning technique, nobody actually ever saw sakura train to be what she is today and that is really problematic. Everyone saw how sasuke and Naruto got their powers while sakura is the only team 7 member whose power ups are problematic since it is just shown to us out of nowhere.

She may be strong when it comes to punching through stuff, but that's about it. She was practically useless in part one. Naruto, Sasuke, and Kakashi did most of the fighting while Sakura mainly stayed on the sidelines watching. She would have died in the hands of Sasori if Chiyo hadn't been there to help her. Chiyo did most of the fighting; Sakura was merely her puppet. And with Sakura, everything is about Sasuke. It's been that way since Naruto aired. And the only thing that Sasuke cared about was avenging his clan. He had little to no interest in her. She's also very bossy.

Sakura is the worst and most useless character in all of fiction. The fact that she's even here makes me question the
authenticity of this list.

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13 Izumi Curtis - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Izumi Curtis - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

She's absolutely terrifying, and that's when she's in a good mood. Her hobbies include throwing knives, throwing people/monsters, and beating the crap no sweat out of alley hoodlums such as half-animal/half-human mutant monsters. And she does it all with half her internal organs missing and periodically spewing blood from her mouth.

She is surely one of the most powerful people in all manga/anime. A master alchemist (one of the few that can use the versatile hand-crapping transmutation circle) and extremely skilled in martial art, she in also the only human who managed to invade Olivier Mira Armstrong's fort of northern border. She also bare-handedly won the homunculus Sloth hands down. There should be a reason why Ed and Ad are so afraid of her despite her kind nature. Furthermore, her cunningness allows her to bend the surrounding to her advantage.

No words are needed... She is simply a terrifying, destructive housewife

FMA: Where housewives are more terrifying than snipers - Absolite

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14 Medaka Kurokami - Medaka Box Medaka Kurokami - Medaka Box

Universal buster... So is the most over power than most chatterers of all animes

Even though her power doesn't effect everyone, it adapted over time so it could steal and improve abilities it couldn't before. with prep time, she quite possibly could beat any other character from a battle manga or anime. but All-fiction is one of the best abilities she copied so that alone makes her stronger than most battle manga characters. the relatively small portion she can't beat out right, she can if she can get her abnormality power THE END to evolve into being able to steal abilities it never could before. Yeah, she certainly is stronger than lovely lady above her on this list. Also she is me waifu. So I'm totally bias, but for good reasons, that I can prove. - tekassassin96

It's Medaka, if you doubt me read Medaka Box, enough said

All Fiction is hax as hell. Even Goku - who would obliterate Erza without even trying - is nothing against Medaka. - Goku02

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15 Nico Robin - One Piece Nico Robin - One Piece

She's not the strongest One Piece female. Big Mom and Boa would crush her. - Goku02

She can break people's neck and bones without touching them and is so sweet at the same time!

She's one of the strongest Strawhat Pirates even though she doesn't get that much screen time at the moment. She was Sir Crocodile's right-hand woman and survived a lot before Luffy got her into his crew. She's strong and kicks ass.

Why is #18 the first on the list? robin would totally kick her ass just by holding her and breaking her apart

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16 Zangya - Dragon Ball Z Zangya - Dragon Ball Z

Wait a sec. Is she down here because she's unpopular? Because Zangya is easily the strongest female here, even trouncing 18. For shame people.

What is Zangya doing down here? She is one of DB strongest female characters! - Goku02

Whow whoa whoa she is the the strongest she date gohan/super saiyen man.seriously what she is not the strongest

17 Arale Norimaki - Dr. Slump Arale Norimaki - Dr. Slump

She should be much higher than this! She can crack the Sun just from stomping her foot and can be an adorable little android girl at the same time! Very underrated character. - Goku02

One of her punch can destroy one planet

How is Sakura and Tsunade above her? This list is ridiculous. Arale is basically one punch girl

Could be placed in just strongest lol

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18 Morgiana - Magi Morgiana - Magi

Morgiana is the best on this list in terms of both strength and best characterization. She is a lovable, developed character with not only enough sheer power to destroy everyone else on this list, but a complex, complete, and altogether realistic personality that really makes her stand out as a character.

Morgiana is literally one of the best female anime characters out there. No arguments. She's probably one of the strongest on the list, with the combination of her super strength and Household Vessel.

She is badass and extremely strong. I'd says she is one of the strongest on the list. She is voiced by one of my favourite voice actors. Morgiana is young yet strong. She is also very selfless.

Morgiana should be above Sakura she's actually strong and useful unlike Sakura.

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19 Vide l- Dragon Ball Z

She's powerful for a human, but still, she's an ordinary human and hasn't passed those limits of something more than just a normal person yet. She's nowhere near top 200, let alone 10. I guess people only voted for her because she's from the infamous Dragon Ball Z. I really like Videl, and DB series is my favourite manga / anime of all time, but she doesn't deserve to be #20.

Videl has used techniques surpassing her father and most humans that is why she should be at least 15

For her to be a human, she is pretty awesome. She has extraordinary powers and is super hot. - hihihi12345

How is Videl above Juvia Lockster?

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20 Yang Xiao Long - RWBY Yang Xiao Long - RWBY

RWBY isn't even an anime! IT'S AMERICAN FOR GODS SAKES

Japanese people who watch RWBY call it anime. I've seen RWBY in anime stores in Japan. Anime is just the Japanese word for animation, so technically, it is an anime. - HoneyClover

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