Anime Underground The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time  

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Want to end the debate of who the strongest anime character to ever exist is? You only have to do one thing...vote on the poll below! For this list we want to hear your opinion on who the most powerful anime character of all time. These guys probably beat up the smartest anime characters all the time in high school--if they ever went to one. Both heroes and villains are included below, so you can vote for everyone from Madara Uchiha to Ichigo Kurosaki. The discussion of the strongest anime character is always shrouded in controversey, so consider the following: just because a character is physically more powerful doesn't mean they are stronger than another overall. Take Light Yagami vs Monkey D. Luffy, for example. Obviously Luffy could gum-gum pistol him into oblivion, but what if Light wrote his name down in the death note? That's an instant death with just the stroke of a pen. When you see names like Vegeta below, assume that they would be fighting at their very highest potential. 

1
15,044 8,056
Goku is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Goku Dragon Ball Z

2
14,777 5,900
Saitama is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
adithya-krishnan added Saitama One Punch Man

3
10,596 7,276
Naruto Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Uzumaki Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

4
12,031 5,847
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Vegeta Dragon Ball Z

5
9,629 4,082
Bills is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Bills Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

6
10,314 3,782
Whis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Whis Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

7
8,336 5,369
Gohan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Gohan Dragon Ball Z

8
7,658 4,330
Ichigo Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time

9
6,612 5,050
Monkey D. Luffy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Monkey D. Luffy One Piece

10
8,448 4,174
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Itachi Uchiha Naruto Shippūden

11
7,089 4,225
Natsu Dragneel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Natsu Dragneel Fairy Tail

12
7,176 3,623
Sasuke Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Sasuke Uchiha Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

13
6,815 2,975
Madara Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Madara Uchiha Naruto Shippūden

14
5,491 3,472
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Erza Scarlet Fairy Tail

Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members

15
5,720 3,098
Kakashi Hatake is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
TejasKamble added Kakashi Hatake Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom

16
5,866 3,387
Broly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Broly Dragon Ball Z

17
5,047 2,563
Majin Buu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Majin Buu Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!, Dragon Ball

18
4,251 2,554
Gildarts Clive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time

19
4,418 2,940
Gotenks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Jimmyfinkelsteine added Gotenks Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon, Dragon Ball

20
4,437 2,536
Hashirama Senju is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Hashirama Senju Naruto Shippuden

21
5,826 1,923
Vegito is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Vegito Dragon Ball Z

15 Anime With Strong Female Characters

22
4,827 2,282
Minato Namikaze is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Minato Namikaze Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

23
3,470 2,227
Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Sōsuke Aizen Bleach

24
4,111 1,304
Gogeta is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Gogeta Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, Dragon Ball GT

25
4,008 2,289
Trunks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
mark-van-der-laan added Trunks Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan

26
3,556 2,376
Kenpachi Zaraki is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time

27
3,452 2,054
Freeza is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Alex224 added Freeza Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, Plan to Destroy the Saiya-jin

28
3,465 2,252
Kaneki Ken is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
xXCandyDandyXx added Kaneki Ken Tokyo ghoul

The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

29
3,307 2,006
Alucard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Alucard Hellsing

30
3,266 2,032
Shanks is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Shanks One Piece

31
3,551 2,307
Edward Elric is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Edward Elric FullMetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

32
3,528 1,969
Gaara is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
WilliamTeohW added Gaara Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel

33
3,434 1,866
Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Jiraiya Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

34
2,417 1,122
Vados is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Vados

35
2,432 1,798
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Ulquiorra Bleach

The Best Autobiographical Novels

36
3,482 3,122
Roronoa Zoro is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Roronoa Zoro One Piece

37
2,725 1,661
Obito Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Obito Uchiha Naruto Shippūden

38
2,286 828
Zeref is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Juvia Lockser Fullbuster added Zeref

39
2,515 1,523
Otsutsuki Kaguya is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Otsutsuki Kaguya

40
2,100 1,544
Gon Freecss is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Gon Freecss Hunter x Hunter

41
2,174 1,525
Killua Zaoldyeck is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
mawin-p-peregrin added Killua Zaoldyeck Hunter x Hunter

42
1,966 1,860
Rin Okumura is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Rin Okumura Blue Exorcist, Blue Exorcist

The Best Alice in Wonderland Quotes

43
2,088 2,652
Eren Jaeger is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time

44
2,552 1,114
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
JasonZKam added Meliodas Seven Deadly Sins

45
2,653 1,845
Might Guy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Might Guy Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie

46
2,183 2,318
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
InuYasha Inuyasha

47
1,850 1,889
Yusuke Urameshi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Yusuke Urameshi Yu Yu Hakusho

48
1,682 1,148
Hagoromo Otsutsuki is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time

49
2,388 1,281
Sanji is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
cristi-chelariu added Sanji One Piece (JP), Dream Soccer King!, One Piece Movie: The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventures in Alabasta

50
2,451 1,798
Tsunade is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Tsunade Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds