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The Most Powerful Female Anime Characters of All Time

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Anime is filled with incredible fighters, but so far, the majority of them are male. To some viewers, this imbalance can really detract from the viewing experience. With that in mind, this list celebrates some of the strongest female anime characters out there. 

These strong anime women don't necessarily look the part - many of them are not completely jacked. What they lack in big beefy muscles they make up for in incredible supernatural abilities that range from moving at the speed of sound to transforming their own blood into a deadly force. You do not want to get on any of these ladies' bad sides. 

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    Other than Captain Levi, Mikasa is the only Corps member who makes Titan-slaying look so easy. Blessed with immense strength and killer instincts, Mikasa graduated at the top of her class among the 104th Training Corps. She's a deadly force against the Titans and is even considered to be "as valuable as a hundred average soldiers." 

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  • Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood's Izumi Curtis might call herself an ordinary housewife, but ordinary housewives typically aren't strong enough to beat up a bear. Despite her overwhelming physical prowess, Izumi is also a talented alchemist - she taught the Elric brothers nearly everything they know.

    These talents are more impressive because Izumi severely damaged her organs when an attempt to bring her child back to life through alchemy went terribly wrong. Even when she's coughing up blood, she's still a formidable opponent. 

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  • It's hard to argue that Mereoleona isn't the strongest person out there. What can you expect from a woman who trains in a fiery hot volcano? As the captain of the Royal Knights, her Fire Magic is deadly and explosive. Many consider Mereoleona to be the strongest person in Clover Kingdom. When she's not fighting, you can find her hunting for wild animals or basking in steaming hot springs. 

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  • While there are a lot of badass women in Naruto, the most powerful is probably Tsunade. Not only does she have super strength so incredible that she was able to split the ground with a single finger, she also has impeccable chakra (energy) control, which he can use to perform Lightning, Fire, Water, Earth, and Yin and Yang based jutsu (techniques). This means that she has complete control over the elements and her own spiritual energy.  She's so powerful that her attacks can even penetrate Susano-o, which is supposed to be an impenetrable defense. 

    That's not all - Tsunade is also a world-class healer who can not only cure just about any disease or injury in existence, but can also alter her appearance so that she appears eternally youthful. Tsunade is one shinobi you don't want to mess with. 

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