Strongest Female Anime/Manga Characters
The Top Ten
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?
I'll admit. Android 18 is stupidly strong, but since she was created to kill Goku, it would stand to reason that she would have to be. Yes. She's beautiful as well as deadly, but fanboying shouldn't have anything to do with it. I actually think Lucy from Elfen Lied might be stronger, but that is a toss up, if you ask me. This might as well be called the Stromgest Anime Women (In their respective anime) poll than a generally overpowered anime women poll. You can't exactly compare Erza Scarlet to Tsunade or 18 or even Yoruichi without being evenly mildly biased based on sex appeal or having never watched the anime of other potential candidates.
She kicked vegetas ass in an episode called deadly beauty! She is badass with sass to back is up and will use it to kick your ass if you say otherwise. Some other girls might be cool but this is a list of the STRONGEST which she is. She is stronger than freiza who could destroy planets without breaking a sweat. Sorry if you have another favorite character but " It's not my fault they're a bunch of weaklings. "
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.
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
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 Scarlet is the strongest female character ever. The variety of armor she uses and the confidence she displays to backup her judgement is a treat to watch. She just doesn't go down even while facing an overwhelming enemy. Watch the battle against 100 monsters guys if not the entire anime. You will all acknowledge her as the strongest female there is.
Also, people need to understand how to rank characters... It is true that Yoruichi Shihoin and Android 18 are stronger. But they belong to more powerful anime universe. Plus, they don't have a significant role in their universe whereas Erza has time and again proven her worth. So, the bottom line is that you can't compare them in the following manner: Erza vs Android 18 and Erza vs Yoruichi. If that were the case, then the list would have been nothing but Bleach and DBZ or at the most Naruto characters...
Hello yes remember when she sliced a meteor with all her bones broken except for one arm, and remember when her enemy amplified her sense of pain by like 10 and striped her of her five senses so she couldn't see, hear, touch, taste or smell anything and she still took down her opponent? And remember her overpowered sword that can one-punch people? And remember that time where she was fighting 100 demons by herself, including one that was said to have S-class power (which is really strong) and still won? Remember the countless number of dark guilds she's taken out by herself? And that's not even all of it. I think she's surpassed 'strong' and gone to "overpowered god" at this point.
And all that plot armor is exactly why Erza should be far lower in the list.
"Erza Scarlet will always be one of or the strongest anime female protagonist. Her power is proven to be strong countless of times, with the confidence and skill sets to show it. During the Pandemonium she defeated 100 monsters without faultering a single step and showed great intelligence. There was also the time she fought Kyouka, one of the Nine Demon Gates, and beat her without her sense of sight, smell, touch, hearing, and taste. Not stopping because of her love for her guild, Fairy Tail. She doesn't throw away a fight because Erza thinks it's dishonorable to her guild and everyone who has died for her. This was displayed through the countless times Erza was tested and she always remained victorious. This all earned her the title, "Titania, Erza Scarlet, Queen of the Fairies".
DBZ is known as one of the most powerful anime verse of all time, with characters capable of busting galaxies, so what is Vados, the current 2nd most powerful DB character ( besides Zeno ), doing down here? She's a universal buster. No offense, but Erza would die in a blink of the eye if she fought Vados. Even Beerus, who is a lot weaker than Vados, destroyed several planets just from sneezing!
Oh tell me how Erza could defeat Vados? Vados would destroy both Goku and Vegeta at the same time without even trying. Are you trying to say that Erza stands a chance against those 2 alien beasts? Not even the whole Fairy Tail universe would win against Krillin who is a planet buster ( excluding Zeref since his curse is hax ).
Goku and Vegeta are known for their insane power. Not many anime characters can defeat them individually. Yet what is Vados- who can take on both of them AT THE SAME TIME and defeat those two without even trying - doing here at 18th?
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.
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 has more balls than a man, however she shows it with the grace of a Goddess. She puts most men to shame and was given one of the top roles in the story.
Yoruichi is amazing, and definitely deserves her spot. Plus, her sheer awesomeness just beats out even those stronger than her.
Tsunadr failed to protect the village as the hokage and she collapsed during the pain invasion. What the he'll is she doing this top 5? Also, her fight with madara is not that justifiable because she was fighting him along side her fellow kages. And madara never sang praises of her he only admitted that she is not as weak as he had thought of her to be. There is a HUGE difference between admitting and sing praises. It's just fans that hype her. That's all. P.S tsunade herself said that physical strength isn't the be all and end all. Tsunade at best can be viewed as a prominent medic ninja, which she obviously is. From the combat stand point she is all that great and mighty as people think she is.
Under no circumstances does this woman deserve to be in the fifth position. how did she even get the vote? let me remind you all that tsunade despite her highly reputed blood lineage is no where near any of the previous kages (yes, I have the audacity to compare her to the other kages because she is or was one of them) and as madara pointed out, her having senju blood flowing through her veins is in fact a bit of a disappointment since her medical skills come no where in comparison to her grand father, Hashirama Furthermore, she, as the kage, had nightmares in broad day light handling just one jinjuriki, Naruto. no dount she is the strongest female, with the abilty to smash and bash anything, but that isn't the be all and end all in the shinobi world. and this is something that even she herself admitted to it. her medical skills are no doubt very commendable but seeing tsunade from the combat stand point is very funny. she could not even defend her own village during the pain arc ...more
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.
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
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.
There is stronger, but Zangya is definitely more so than anyone currently at the top.
What is Zangya doing down here? She is one of DB strongest female characters!
She would dominate Android 18
Words cannot explain how much I love rukia
as character. she's cute,badass,loves rabbits, tough and cares about her friends
and finally she's not the cry-baby damsel in distress and and HER bankai is so badass.
and she's trongest female character in bleach. kubo... why ichihime instead of ichiruki.
Top 1 for me... Because she's not something like a Mary sue kind of character... She has strengths and weaknesses (and tite Kubo has portrayed that well)... But despite that, she proved that she was and is strong not only physically but mentally and emotionally as well...
And also she never sits around crying and screaming for help...
Instead, she's the one who protects and fights for her loved ones (even strangers in need of help)
... All in all... She's AWESOME!
Rukia Kuchiki is not as physically strong as I wish Kubo would potray her, but she is quite powerful mentally. Her physical strength was proven when she took down an Espada all by herself. She could have been a seated officer quite a while ago (thanks Byakuya! ) and for the sake of her friends will get up after a battle.
Now for mental strength; she was raised in the worst part of Rukongai and must have seen a lot of stuff. She also killed her own lieutenant, whom she harbored great admiration for. This takes us back to physical strength. She killed Kaien Shiba when she was still unseated. Perhaps it was because he was taken over by Metastacia that she was able to kill him with one push of the sword, but still I found it odd that she killed him in such an easy manner. Then after that she gave her powers to someone who looks simialr to Kaien. She was haunted with the guilt of Kaien till she decided to go give her apoligizies during the end of the Soul Societ y Arc and even after ...more
Rukia is by far my most favourite anime character of all times! Such a fantastic role model for young girls as well... it's a shame how the manga ended, though - for that, I will never forgive you, Kubo :-(
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.
Ok, I have no idea why she isn't in the top ten, her family was murdered before her eyes and she killed 2 men when she was 9 years old. Also, her adoptive brother dies like 3 times. And she still is the second strongest character in the anime, barely second to Levi. Basically, she's a badass and those titans better watch out.
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 can't run and you can't hide from her, she is clearly the most powerful with her abilities. I'm sorry voting her down the list like this is a chump move, hell I can;t stand naruto, Fairy Tail, and One Piece.
A deadly femme fatale you don't want to mess with. With those vectors, you won't last long. Trust me, you don't want to remind her of the pain Lucy went through.
I've watched Naruto AND Elfen Lied, but even a Susanoo or a Doton Wall wouldn't work since the hands are invisible. I'm a huge fan of Naruto but that doesn't mean I'm going to lie about who's stronger.
People, realize it already! I hate it when people say Erza's stronger than Mira, SHE'S NOT. Even Hiro Mashima says so.
Some people say, 'Well, if Mira was stronger than Erza's wouldn't have gained the title of the queen of the fairies. My reaction? YOU CAN'T CALL A DEMON BADASS A FAIRY!
Others say, 'People recognise Erza as the strongest female mage in Fairy Tail when she was first introduced to the series.' My reaction? Mira was severely damaged so couldn't use her true magic but after she does get her magic back she's amazing. They didn't mention who was stronger later after Mira got her powers back but if they did it should be Mira. You don't have anything to argue against me now. I win,
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.
You can't deny that she is Nothing without her satan soul, I mean if we look at erza, android 18,Mikasa, vados, they are good fighters and also a skilled combat but mira only kick butts in her satan form and if suppose her magic is gone, then she is just like a mouse without a tail, means she can't even punch or kick.
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.
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.
Such an honest strong intelligent and brave inspiring character
She needs to be higher on this list. Riza is simply amazing!
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.
Dragon Ball Z characters are known for their insane power, yet this little girl is even stronger than the current most powerful character in the DB universe, The Omni King Zeno. Enough said.
Madoka is the cutest and strongest Puella Magi character. The season finale was beautiful. Amazing. Brilliant.
I feel like this should be a little higher considering how strong she is by the end of the series...
For her to be a human, she is pretty awesome. She has extraordinary powers and is super hot.
Videl is just human. Top-tier human, but still, can't stand among the superpower aliens.
Beautiful as well as strong. That's Videl
How is Videl above Juvia Lockster?
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.
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.
No words are needed... She is simply a terrifying, destructive housewife
No words to describe this terrifying housewife of an alchemist.
She came from the moon and back by farting punched the sun into Jupiter and survived super saying blue Goku! She definitely deserves a higher rate in this list! Calling arale the 16th on this list is like Thor if he was never able to pick up that heavy hammer!
If she easily defeated Vegeta, threw Goku by the tail in his Great Ape form, faces goku in his super saiyan blue form and Goku saying he can't stop her canon attack, Vegeta even saying that she does not obey the laws of physics. Shouldn't she be number 1?
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.
She stands on a planet, stomps her foot and it'd fly and crashes another planet; farts and fly to another planet; punches a single punch and cracks the Earth's surface; cracks the moon by throwing only a stone; … What's more to say?
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.
She is very strong! She can just simply turn reality into nothing by "all fiction" which she copied from Misogi Kumugawa. She can do anything and she should be the strongest anime female character of all!
Her abilities are insane, definitely one of the strongest female characters. "The End" is just too busted.
Her abilities are insane, definitely one of the strongest characters.
"The End" is just way too busted.
Honestly, what's so badass about her is her attitude and the way she handles things. Sure, she only has her guns at her side and doesn't have magic and all that crap, but without magic, she could beat all those people up there into a bloody pulp.
She's one of those female characters who actually DOESN'T be useless or cries over the male protagonist. It's actually the other way around in the show.
I wish that her character could've been less flat. She also seemed to be using her strength to cover up her soft spots, so she isn't really strong
Revy is one person you don't want to mess with or she'll kill you without remorse.
I love her in th original manga. Don't count that non-canon Dragon Ball GT, I hate that. When she's four years old at the end of the original series, she flew around the Earth and is clearly stronger than Goku and Gohan was when they were 4. She has potential and will soon surpass Android #18. Come on, she is Son Goku's granddaughter, Gohan's daughter and Goten's niece!
Some stupid people think that she shouldn't be powerful 'because she's not half saiyan'. Bull reasons. Haters gonna hate, but Pan is still one of the strongest female characters ever existed, ( not counting GT ), as she is GOHAN's daughter for goodness's sake! She inherits her father's potential and her grandfather's greatness.
She's a star buster, and has a universal buster grandfather and father. Plus, she's been able to fly 'round the Earth at the age of 4! Come on everyone, Pan has heaps of potentials, just like her badass father!
I think we are talking about strong. Pan is a lot stronger than characters above her. We are not talking is she annoying or not. If you talk about her strength. She is aewsome
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.
Not a least bit strong. She can breaks people's neck? It won't work against rlly strong female anime characters. No female in One Piece is rlly strong. Big Mom? Erza can completely destroy her. Read the latest chapters. Vados from Dragon Ball Z/Super or Kaguya from Naruto Shippuden can destroy the whole One Piece verse.
I think she's stronger than the ones over her. She could break the bones of all the enemies she wants and I think she deserves to be higher.
A weakling who never does anything and always has to be saved. She doesn't even belong on this list.
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.
I LOVE HER SO MUCH! She deserves more love in the anime community. She's one of the most badass girls in anime. She also dosnt have a unrealistic body unlike most of the girls on the list. I also think she's the best out of everyone one the list.
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.
I think she should be a little higher on this list. If we are talking about physical strength she would probably be in 10. If we are talking about using magic or powers she would privacy be in top 20.
I'm so tired of everyone saying Sakura is weak when she's not. She has amazing chakra control and is one of the best medics in the entire Mark to series. She was useless at the beginning of the series but after her training with friends she is no doubt a powerful character. If you're too blind to see that, then that sucks for you.
Someone said that Sakura is weak? Lols! Sakura doesn't have just superhuman strength but also her healing skills, are like Tsunade's, she might even kill Erza Scarlette with a single punch, especially her Strength of Hundred Seal is been activated which added to her strength, the Mitotic Regeneration that can regenerate and heal any wounds, her chakra control and don't forget her INTELLIGENCE that is almost as high as Shikamaru's.. So many reasons to Sakura to be on the higher rank. To all these stupid crap haters saying Sakura doesn't belong on this list, please do your research, I'm not a fan of Sakura, but I am saying the truth.. Sakura is definitely one of the strongest female Character.. If you hate her or don't like her, then get out. This is survey, even though I love Shana of Shakugan no Shana, but I don't think she'll fit here..
The only reason that people don't like Sakura is because she rejected Naruto's advances. She's the strongest female character other than Kaguya, and she has the ability to kill people with a single hit - she's pretty much the Saitama of the Naruto universe. She's the only female character in the show that is physically strong, and she even took down Sasori by herself! (Haters often try to say that it was Chiyo that did the fighting, but reading the manga will prove that that is untrue; even Chiyo stated that she was shocked by Sakura's strength, and she even said that Sakura did it without her help! ) If it wasn't for Sakura, almost every main character would be dead. She saved Naruto's life more than six times throughout the series, and she saved thousands of lives all by herself when Pein destroyed Konoha. Hell, Sakura could easily take on the entire Hyuga clan by herself if she wanted to! Haters will try to tell you that she's weak or useless, but simply watching the anime and/or ...more
The only thing that sakura did to get us excited is the fact that she thoroughly bashed up sasori. SHE DID NOT KILL HIM. but I am ready to overlook that fact because this fight was coming from someone who put the word "useless" to shame in part one of the anime/manga. Also, the hype around her punching kaguya, the mother of all chakra, is very silly and ridiculous. Let's put it this way, Naruto and sasuke did all the hard work of getting her cornered. She was ultimately defeated with combined efforts of those two. All sakura had to do was put the cherry on top which IS THE EASIEST THING TO DO SINCE THE HARD WORK HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE FOR YOU. even ten ten could have stabbed kaguya with her ninja tools once the enemy us completely weakened.
Mannn she's the best! A general with undeniably great leadership skills, amazing fighting abilities (despite not being an alchemist), strong morals as well as belief system in 'survival of the fittest', and to top all of this off, an overall fantastic character who's anything but one dimensional.
In the beginning, she sort of seems as this generic 'strong female character' who's basically just a stone cold badass and 'tough', but there's a LOT more to her than that. She's someone who really does actually care about her subordinates and has great determination. She's also a realist - someone who's able to take things into perspective, and accept the truth, as well as the fact that multiple sacrifices have to be made in order to achieve victory. She judges people with her own eyes and does not care about what others think of someone - if she finds one useful, she will not hesitate to go after what she wants, highlighting her ambition. She's also someone who strongly believes in ...more
Scariest woman I have seen in any anime! Beautiful as well.
She should be on the top. The most powerful women
Strong and terrifying, enough said
@HoneyClover It's only because Japanese people don't even know it's anime at all, plus anime IS animation from Japan, not regular animation.
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.
This so called king needs to be in 2nd place on this list after Mikasa I mean this girl has some big fighting skills even more though if she has the invisible sword with her.
Inexcusable that she wasn't on this list from the get-go. We're talking about strongest female characters her, Saber should be an obvious inclusion.
The strongest by far! One of my favourite character ever.
Stronger than any of the above on my opinion.