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?
Izuku Midoriya Inherits One For All In 'MHA'Photo: Studio Bones
Before Izuku Midoriya met his hero All Might, he was one of the few kids in his peer group not to have a super power, which in this universe is called a quirk. All Might was so impressed by his heroism that he chose him as the successor for One For All.
One For All allows the user to stockpile huge amounts of power in their body, effectively giving the user super speed and super strength (there's more to it than that, but some of it is manga-only). This quirk can be passed on from Person A to Person B under two conditions: if Person B consumes something containing Person A's DNA, and if Person A wills it to happen. But before any of that can happen, Person B needs to be strong enough to accept the quirk, otherwise they'll be torn apart from the inside.
Izuku gains One For All by eating a piece of All Might's hair. His new quirk affords him great strength, but he still has a lot of work to do before he can use it without immediately shattering his bones.2,048210Like this ability?
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It's not that Naruto Uzumaki would have been powerless without having the nine tailed fox implanted in his body as a baby - he likely would have grown up to be a powerful ninja anyway, perhaps with skills similar to those of his father. But because of the tailed beast's presence, he has access to one of the most massive, powerful stores of chakra in the known universe.
But Naruto has to train hard enough to be able to be able to harness it - which is no easy task. Luckily, he's the never-give-up type.1,870190Like this ability?
Rimuru Tempest's Slime Powers Are Off The Hook In 'That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime'Photo: 8bit
Before being reincarnated into a fantasy world as a slime monster, Rimuru Tempest was just a regular guy named Satoru Mikami who worked at a general contracting firm. Once in the new world, he was given several abilities. At first, they're pretty basic: he can survive without food and sleep, and he can regenerate any body parts that he loses.
But his new unique skill, Predator, is where things get truly impressive. With this skill, Rimuru is able to absorb the abilities of any being, and use them for himself - essentially granting him access to any ability he comes across. This is why he's practically unbeatable.1,102107Like this ability?
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Eren Jaeger is a Titan shifter, but he hasn't always been one. He was given this power when his father Grisha injected a serum into his body that transformed him into a mindless Titan. When he ate his father, who was already a Titan shifter, he regained his human form. However, he now had the ability to transform into a Titan at will.
At first, he doesn't understand how he gained this ability or how to activate it - it happens out of nowhere when he's in danger. But as the series progresses, the true origin of his shifting ability is revealed.1,365218Like this ability?