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14 Anime Characters Who Were Given Insane Powers

Updated May 25, 2020 16.2k votes 2.7k voters 137.7k views14 items

Some anime characters are born with their powers. Others attain them through training. But some characters recieve their powers from outside sources. That doesn't mean that they don't have to work hard, of course - in many cases they have to work harder than they ever have in their lives just to be able to tolerate having the power at all, let alone using it to its full potential. These new powers can be granted out of good will, or out of malice, but either way, they change the character's life. 

Great anime characters who were given their powers include Izuku Midoriya, Monkey D. Luffy, Naruto Uzumaki, Nezuko Kamado, Rimuru Tempest, and more. Do you like their newfound abilities?

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    Nezuko Kamado Becomes A Demon In 'Demon Slayer'

    Nezuko Kamado Becomes A Demon In 'Demon Slayer'
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    Originally a simple country girl whose skills were primarily relational and domestic, Nezuko Kamado's life changes dramatically when she's bitten by a demon and transformed into one herself. As a demon, she's super strong and super fast. Besides that, she has the ability to change size, making herself small enough to be comfortably carried around by her brother, or large enough to take on demonic enemies.

    Later, she acquires other abilities through training, but even those given to her in the beginning are a pretty big deal. 

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  • Koro-sensei Is Infused With Anti-Matter Cells In 'Assassination Classroom'
    Photo: Lerche

    Koro-sensei was once a skilled asssassin, but he didn't have any supernatural powers - that is, he didn't until he was captured and used in an experiment by Kotaro Yanagisawa. Yanagisawa was doing research on anti-matter, and he infused Koro-sensei's cells with the substance.

    Along with permanently altering Koro-sensei's body, this also granted him a huge number of abilities. These include immunity to all weapons not specifically designed to deal with anti-matter, the power to move at Mach 20 speeds, superhuman senses, invisbility, and more.

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  • Once upon a time, Ken Kaneki was an ordinary, mild-mannered college student who had no powers of any kind. But after a date gone horribly wrong, he winds up being grievously injured. While he's unconcious, he's subjected to an experimental procedure in which a ghoul organ called a kagune is implanted inside of him.

    This turns him into a half-ghoul, which means that he's a slightly more powerful version of a regular ghoul. Ghouls use their kagune as an extra limb, often called a "liquid muscle" that they use to take down enemies and prey. Their prey is humans, who they must consume in order to survive. 

    It's hard for Kaneki to get used to the ghoul lifestyle, and he doesn't fully accept it until he's tortured at the end of Season One.

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  • C.C. Gives Lelouch Lamperouge His Geass Powers In 'Code Geass' 
    Photo: Sunrise

    When Code Geass begins, Lelouch Lamperouge has royal heritage and some serious willpower, but he doesn't have supernatural powers. That changes when he meets C.C., an immortal being who gives him the Geass.

    The Geass is an eye-based power that has a different effect for every user. In Lelouch's case, he's able to command each person to do one thing. It's impossble to resist these commands, and they can't be reversed once issued. He uses it to do everything from prevent his friend Suzaku from unnecessarily sacrificing his own life to accidentally forcing his half-sister to commit a massacre.

    The more he uses the Geass, the harder it is to control or turn off. That's how Mao, another Geass user, went completely insane. Like many incredible powers, this one comes with some serious costs.

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