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15 Destructive Anime Fights With The Most Collateral Damage

October 13, 2020 1.9k votes 375 voters 20.5k views15 items

Anime fights don't only impact the people involved in them - sometimes bystanders, buildings, and even whole planets get caught up in the conflict. For this list, we're looking at some of the most destructive anime fights ever. 

Destruction is scaled to its universe. Yes, some of these fights only destroy the surrounding area, which can feel like nothing in comparison to fights that take down full planets or even galaxies. While it might be technically more accurate to dedicate half the list to shows like DBZ that routinely annihilate on an epic scale, the goal here is to showcase fights that have major consequences outside the duelers themselves. That's why Ryo Asuka ending humanity is on the same list as All Might and All For One ripping through nearby buildings and creating mini-tornadoes.

But while all of these battles are destructive, it's true that some did more damage than others - and it's your job to vote up the most dire ones. 

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    Team Dai-Gurren vs The Anti-Spiral - Tengan Toppa Gurren Lagann

    The final showdown between Team Dai-Gurren and the Anti-Spiral is perhaps the largest scale battle in anime history. Rather than relying on traditional weapons, the two opposing forces hurl entire galaxies at each other. This means stars, planets, moons and meteorites were all yanked out of place to fuel their grand-scale battle. 

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    Goku vs Frieza - Dragon Ball Z

    Destroying planets is something that Frieza does pretty casually - it's no skin off his nose if he ruins existence for billions of beings. He decides that a good way to end his showdown with Goku is to devastate Namek's core, prompting the whole planet to blow up in 5 minute's time. He's confident that he can defeat Goku and escape before that happens. Even if it does, he can survive in the vacuum of space, and Goku, supposedly, can't.

    Things don't turn out the way he hopes they will, however. Goku's Super Saiyan transformation allowed him to defeat Frieza and escape the planet before it blows. 

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    Saitama vs Boros - One Punch Man

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    Boros is one of the few people who can actually withstand Saitama's normal punches, so it's no surprise that the fight between the two was wildly destructive. Boros manages to severely damage his own spaceship and launch fatal attacks on his own men. He also ends up busting up the moon a little bit when he sends Saitama hurtling towards it. Ultimately, Saitama defeats him with a Serious Punch, preventing him from wreaking any more havoc. 

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    Sasuke Uchiha vs Naruto Uzumaki - Naruto 

    There are plenty of Naruto fights that fit the bill here, but Sasuke and Naruto's final battle is one for the ages. Despite being exhausted from their previous battle against Kaguya Ootsutsuki, the two approach the fight with everything they've got. For Naruto, this means full-on Nine Tailed Fox powers, and for Sasuke this means unleashing the might of his Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan and Rinnegan. The fight not only leaves both of them with only one arm, but also turns the Valley of the End into rubble. 

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