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
17,377 9,254
Goku is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Goku Dragon Ball Z

2
12,495 8,583
Naruto Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Uzumaki Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

3
17,545 6,721
Saitama is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
adithya-krishnan added Saitama One Punch Man

4
13,765 6,538
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Vegeta Dragon Ball Z

5
10,889 4,677
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
11,779 4,251
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
9,319 6,200
Gohan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Gohan Dragon Ball Z

8
9,066 4,829
Ichigo Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time

9
9,798 4,881
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Itachi Uchiha Naruto Shippūden

10
8,374 4,181
Sasuke Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Sasuke Uchiha Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

11
7,716 5,725
Monkey D. Luffy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Monkey D. Luffy One Piece

12
7,970 3,383
Madara Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Madara Uchiha Naruto Shippūden

13
8,259 4,781
Natsu Dragneel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Natsu Dragneel Fairy Tail

14
6,627 3,536
Kakashi Hatake is listed (or ranked) 14 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

15
6,718 3,761
Broly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Broly Dragon Ball Z

16
5,772 2,906
Majin Buu is listed (or ranked) 16 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

17
6,235 3,912
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Erza Scarlet Fairy Tail

18
5,179 2,815
Hashirama Senju is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Hashirama Senju Naruto Shippuden

19
4,932 2,919
Gildarts Clive is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time

20
5,629 2,569
Minato Namikaze is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Minato Namikaze Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

21
4,908 3,297
Gotenks is listed (or ranked) 21 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

22
3,865 2,460
Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Sōsuke Aizen Bleach

23
6,446 2,154
Vegito is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Vegito Dragon Ball Z

24
4,468 2,570
Trunks is listed (or ranked) 24 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

25
4,725 1,523
Gogeta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Gogeta Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, Dragon Ball GT

26
3,963 2,607
Kenpachi Zaraki is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time

27
3,913 2,342
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
3,719 2,273
Shanks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Shanks One Piece

29
3,905 2,098
Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Jiraiya Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

30
3,707 2,217
Alucard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Alucard Hellsing

31
3,967 2,540
Kaneki Ken is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
xXCandyDandyXx added Kaneki Ken Tokyo ghoul

32
3,975 2,210
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
2,960 1,727
Otsutsuki Kaguya is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Otsutsuki Kaguya

34
3,964 2,579
Edward Elric is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Edward Elric FullMetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

35
2,729 1,001
Zeref is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Juvia Lockser Fullbuster added Zeref

36
3,115 1,845
Obito Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Obito Uchiha Naruto Shippūden

37
2,776 1,305
Vados is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Vados

38
2,542 1,687
Killua Zaoldyeck is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
mawin-p-peregrin added Killua Zaoldyeck Hunter x Hunter

39
2,714 1,982
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Ulquiorra Bleach

40
3,876 3,408
Roronoa Zoro is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Roronoa Zoro One Piece

41
3,031 2,024
Might Guy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Might Guy Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie

42
2,237 1,002
Pain is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Pain Naruto Shippūden

43
2,448 1,725
Gon Freecss is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Gon Freecss Hunter x Hunter

44
2,390 2,949
Eren Jaeger is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time

45
2,850 1,450
Sanji is listed (or ranked) 45 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

46
2,988 1,250
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
JasonZKam added Meliodas Seven Deadly Sins

47
1,943 1,302
Hagoromo Otsutsuki is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time

48
2,205 2,023
Rin Okumura is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Rin Okumura Blue Exorcist, Blue Exorcist

49
2,271 1,517
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time

50
2,480 1,615
Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
liamsimpson added Piccolo Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z (US)