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. 

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1
14,519 7,731
Goku is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Goku Dragon Ball Z

2
14,138 5,711
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
11,701 5,646
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Vegeta Dragon Ball Z

4
10,176 7,016
Naruto Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Uzumaki Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

5
9,325 3,910
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
9,979 3,656
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
8,132 5,153
Gohan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Gohan Dragon Ball Z

8
7,329 4,185
Ichigo Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time

9
6,353 4,895
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
8,158 4,053
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Itachi Uchiha Naruto Shippūden

11
6,828 4,078
Natsu Dragneel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Natsu Dragneel Fairy Tail

12
6,928 3,526
Sasuke Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Sasuke Uchiha Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

13
6,574 2,905
Madara Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Madara Uchiha Naruto Shippūden

14
5,534 3,023
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

The Most Powerful Female Anime Characters of All Time

15
5,301 3,377
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Erza Scarlet Fairy Tail

16
5,704 3,304
Broly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Broly Dragon Ball Z

17
4,905 2,486
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
4,092 2,484
Gildarts Clive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time

19
4,323 2,860
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
4,293 2,474
Hashirama Senju is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Hashirama Senju Naruto Shippuden

21
5,685 1,877
Vegito is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Vegito Dragon Ball Z

The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

22
4,676 2,224
Minato Namikaze is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Minato Namikaze Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

23
3,385 2,174
Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Sōsuke Aizen Bleach

24
3,976 1,260
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
3,920 2,224
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
3,479 2,313
Kenpachi Zaraki is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time

27
3,350 1,984
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
3,329 2,176
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 20 Manliest Anime Men of All Time

29
3,210 1,955
Alucard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Alucard Hellsing

30
3,144 1,991
Shanks is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Shanks One Piece

31
3,449 2,249
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
3,426 1,910
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
3,319 1,813
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
2,305 1,085
Vados is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Vados

35
2,363 1,747
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Ulquiorra Bleach

The 26 Greatest Pictures of Animals Riding Other Animals

36
2,166 783
Zeref is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Juvia Lockser Fullbuster added Zeref

37
2,612 1,612
Obito Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Obito Uchiha Naruto Shippūden

38
3,365 3,044
Roronoa Zoro is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Roronoa Zoro One Piece

39
2,397 1,472
Otsutsuki Kaguya is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Otsutsuki Kaguya

40
2,001 1,495
Gon Freecss is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Gon Freecss Hunter x Hunter

41
2,074 1,484
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
1,908 1,807
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 Most Powerful And Destructive Eyes In Anime

43
2,014 2,576
Eren Jaeger is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time

44
2,449 1,085
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
JasonZKam added Meliodas Seven Deadly Sins

45
2,564 1,793
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
2,127 2,255
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
InuYasha Inuyasha

47
1,804 1,830
Yusuke Urameshi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Yusuke Urameshi Yu Yu Hakusho

48
2,291 1,239
Sanji is listed (or ranked) 48 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

49
1,605 1,111
Hagoromo Otsutsuki is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time

50
1,812 1,277
Cell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
ahmed-maklad added Cell Dragon Ball Z