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Crystal Brackett
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List Rules Vote up the anime characters who are so powerful their abilities become silly.

We all know those anime series that have characters that are just way too overpowered. Characters that can take people out with one single punch. Characters that can fly and even become Gods themselves (if they aren't one already) seemingly out of nowhere. They're just way too powerful for their own good. This list is a collection of anime characters who have so much strength, mentally and/or physically, that it's just ridiculous. Vote up the anime guys and gals who have a silly amount of power.

When a character in a video game has too much power, they usually get nerfed. When a character in an anime has too much power, they nerf everyone (and everything) else. Brain power and physical power can make a character so OP that you start wondering if they have any sort of real weakness or anything that can actually kill them at all. It can get downright frustrating when an anime character is too overpowered, especially when you're rooting against them.

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Saitama


Saitama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 20 Most Pointlessly Overpowered Anime Characters of All Time
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The main character and star superhero of One Punch Man, Saitama, trained for only 3 years to become the world's strongest man. Well, now he is and can defeat any enemy with just- you guessed it-  one single punch. Gigantic, terrifying monsters will litereally explode just from him punching them. He's constantly on the hunt to find someone or something that can prove to be a challenge for him, but with his OP punch, a challenge is hard to find. Good luck dude.

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34 people just voted on Goku


Goku is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 20 Most Pointlessly Overpowered Anime Characters of All Time
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Of course the protagonist of the anime series known for its collection of ridiculously overpowered characters is going to be on this list. Goku, our charming star of the Dragon Ball series, has actually died multiple times only to come back to life with the help of the Dragon Balls. Even if his next overly-powered Sayian form doesn't do the trick, don't worry, he'll just be training and waiting to come back to kick butt when his friends wish him back. Oh, and let's not forget that he can actually defeat Gods now.

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Alucard


Alucard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 20 Most Pointlessly Overpowered Anime Characters of All Time
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Even if vampires never age, something else should be able to kill them... right? This certainly isn't the case with Alucard from Hellsing. Even decapitations and being stabbed in the heart won't kill Alucard, because he can conveniently recover from his fatal injuries almost instantaneously. This nifty power comes from all the people he fed off of and turned into familiars throughout the ages, which literally numbers in the millions. He can also command these millions of familiars as an army, which is totally OP. 

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Gilgamesh


Gilgamesh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 20 Most Pointlessly Overpowered Anime Characters of All Time
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Gilgamesh from the Fate/Zero series can pull off as many overpowered attacks as he wants without even flinching. He owns the Noble Phantasms of every Hero Spirit, which are great and powerful treasures, as well as the sword that would become Excalibur. Wielding these strengths not only makes him completely indestructible, but a total jerky pain.

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21 people just voted on Sosuke Aizen


Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 20 Most Pointlessly Overpowered Anime Characters of All Time
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Sosuke Aizen from Bleach can take control of all five senses of any multiple people, completely hypnotizing them. Nobody can resist the hypnosis, so in battle he can create illusions to distract opponents. For example, he can create a decoy, hide his movements, then strike. But since Aizen's illusions are so seamless, his enemies fall for it every time, making it super OP.

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Beerus


Beerus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 20 Most Pointlessly Overpowered Anime Characters of All Time
Photo:  FUNimation

Beerus is a large, man-shaped, purple hairless cat in the Dragon Ball series who is also the very feared God of Destruction. As you can probably guess from his title, he can destroy anything... even Saiyans, It takes a whole movie and a literal act from a Super Sayian God to take this guy down. Since there are so few who can beat him in combat, he is a fearless warrior in the series, but it also makes you wonder what his purpose is, other than to be a super overpowered rival for Goku and the gang.

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12 people just voted on Shiba Tatsuya


Shiba Tatsuya is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 20 Most Pointlessly Overpowered Anime Characters of All Time
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Shiba Tatsuya is a totally overpowered high school student from the anime The Irregular at Magic High School. His God-tier powers represent something like a living weapon of mass destruction. As just a human who wields magic, there's no way he should be as indestructible as he is throughout the entire series.

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14 people just voted on Ken Kaneki


Ken Kaneki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 20 Most Pointlessly Overpowered Anime Characters of All Time
Photo:  FUNimation

When Kaneki goes full ghoul, he's a power that can't be contained. In Tokyo Ghoul, while Kaneki may not be so intimidating while he's still got his senses of humanity, when he transforms he becomes a completely destructive, bloody force to be reckoned with. His tentacle-like kagune rips people to shreds like a hot knife through butter, with anyone standing in his way meeting their violent end.

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