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16 Powerful Anime Couples Who Are Really Strong With Combined Strength

Updated December 2, 2020 33k votes 7.1k voters 146.1k views16 items

The couple that slays together, stays together. Maybe that isn't an actual saying, but there is some truth to it. Powerful anime couples form a solid foundation for their love by supporting each other both on and off the battlefield. Their love can inspire them to keep pushing through difficult experiences and motivate them by giving them someone to protect. 

Who are the strongest anime couples who support each other through thick and thin? One commonly cited example is Sakura Haruno and Sasuke Uchiha of Naruto. Both are powerful ninja who have been training since childhood. While their skill sets and personalities are different, they complement each other both on and off the battlefield. There's also Asuna and Kirito from Sword Art Online, who are initially drawn to one another because of their mutual in-game strength.

Which couple are you rooting for?

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    Izumi & Sig Curtis - 'Fullmetal Alchemist'

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    These two are a match made in heaven. Izumi and Sig's "meet cute" moment happened when Sig picked up the bear Izumi had dropped after bumping into him. If that doesn't spell out a power couple, I don't what does. As the Elric brothers' mentor, Izumi is an extremely powerful master alchemist and martial artist. Meanwhile, her husband Sig is just as strong in his own right. Although he's not an alchemist, he's perfectly capable of fighting against the Homunculi with his brute strength alone. 

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    Chise Hatori & Elias Ainsworth - 'The Ancient Magus' Bride'

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    When Chise and Elias first meet, Chise isn't capable of holding her own in battle. After some training that helps her unleash her true magical potential, she rapidly matches his abilities. Where she has raw power and quick intuition, Elias has years of experience and magical knowledge. Together, the two of them solve problems caused by malevolent magical entities that threaten the peace.

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    Ken Kaneki & Touka Kirishima - 'Tokyo Ghoul'

    Ken Kaneki begins Tokyo Ghoul as a weak and defenseless college student, but once he enters the world of ghouls and starts to rack up traumatic experiences, his physical prowess and willingness to fight increases dramatically - his accomplishments as the One Eyed Ghoul are as terrifying as they are impressive. Meanwhile, Touka has always been able to hold her own, and is more than willing to throw down for the sake of those she cares about.

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    Krillin & Android 18 - 'Dragon Ball Z'

    Krillin might have a reputation as one of the weakest members of the Z-fighters, but that doesn't mean he's actually weak - he's more than capable of handling dangerous opponents. His wife Android 18 uses multiple ki-based attacks to blast enemies to bits. Besides being able to kick butt, the two share a surprisingly wholesome relationship, clearly demonstrating their love for one another and raising their daughter with care. 

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