Top Ten Overpowered Anime Characters
If there is one thing I have a problem with while watching anime, it is how much power and advantages a specific character has. It could be any of them really. The protagonist, secondary characters, or the villain, I don't really care. I just think that it is wrong to portray someone as unbeatable or almost unbeatable. People need to have a chance at winning against these guys or the anime will lose some of its fun. I do understand that some events or circumstances have allowed them to achieve the level of strength that they have. However, it is ridiculous at times and only leaves room for fights that only have one possible outcome.
I have gathered the top 10 most overpowered anime characters I have seen until now. I just think these characters should have their power lowered if we are to enjoy any new episodes.
Top 10 Overpowered Anime Characters
- Ichigo Kurosaki
- The Masters of Ryouzanpaku
- Light Yagami
- Levi Ackerman
- Lelouch vi Britannia
1. Lucy From 'Elfen Lied'
Having experienced many traumatizing moments as a child and growing in strength throughout the years, Lucy, also known as Kaede, is known to be insanely strong. Even when other Diclonius are sent to fight her, she manages to remain just fine. She pretty much just shreds them to bits. The reason as to why she was so strong and merciless is interesting and unnerving at the same time. However, it does not excuse the fact that she was almost unbeatable. The only time she lost a battle was near the end where she was overwhelmed by Diclonii and soldiers. She still managed quite well though, and it is strongly implied that she got to go back to Kouta's house.
2. Kirito From 'Sword Art Online'
If anyone has seen this anime, they know this main protagonist has a disgusting advantage over everything in the game. Even when faced with death in the first SAO, he simply just took over the game and broke all rules pertaining to it. Now, in that case, he was facing an admin that was cheating, much like what he would later on to save Asuna in Alfheim. For the rest of the time however, Kirito is basically an immortal player, almost never losing a fight and doing things that were considered impossible time and time again. There are some cases where he loses, such as in SAO 2. These events are very rare and we get the feeling that he was not fighting at full force. The only explanation to his strength is that he fought to live and protect the ones he loved.
3. Ichigo Kurosaki From 'Bleach'
Before you say anything, I know he did lose quite a few of times. But have you considered the sheer number of times he came back from being dead to serve some more intense damage? This guy was growing in power so much and facing many challenges. He had some progression and the motivation to save the girl. However, that is not enough of an excuse for him being able to beat such powerful fighters like Byakuya that easily. It was entertaining and the fight was great but there were times when I needed to see that Ichigo could break under all the pressure and not surpass everybody else. It was hard to buy that he could beat their extensive training with a few days of practice and a strong will.
4. Alucard From 'Hellsing' and 'Hellsing Ultimate'
Alright, this character was pretty amazing and interesting despite his immense strength. But they should have probably toned down his abilities a little and focused more on his story or something. He beats anyone that stands in his way and smiles devilishly as he does it. To be fair, many of the characters in the series seemed invincible or at least almost impossible to beat.
5. The Entire Group of Masters of Ryouzanpaku From 'Kenichi'
I get it, they are masters. They probably went through a lot to get there. But would it hurt to show that they are afraid of losing or are even capable of being defeated? I will admit that this does add some humor to the show as everyone is afraid of this tight group of masters. But I need people at their power level who could be a threat to them. The only time this was really shown was with Ma Kensei and his brother. He suffered considerable damage yet he still won and walked out of the place with his disciple and daughter next to him.
6. Goku From 'Dragon Ball Z'
I don't care how many times this man lost or sacrificed himself for the sake of others. The truth is he is overpowered and should be powered down. His training can seem extreme at times but I think the one that deserves to have his strength raised is Vegeta, not him. Vegeta clearly spends more time training and honing his skills while Goku is relaxing or having fun. Nevertheless, he is the hero of the story so he has to beat the strongest foes with minimal training and only gets serious after three episodes or so.
7. Light Yagami From 'Death Note'
This guy had people at his feet for about six years with full control over the situation. He did not hesitate to use a notebook he found to make the world better by destroying any evil in it. I am still amazed that Light lasted as long as he did, defeating L himself! L was a mastermind of far greater intellectual power than Light. But for the sake of the story, anything can happen. He was an entertaining anti-hero, but he was definitely given too much power for his own sake.
8. Levi Ackerman From 'Attack on Titan'
He can't turn into a titan or heal instantly, so he's basically a normal human right? That is where I was wrong. You do not need those powers to be too strong. Levi just needed speed, swords, and determination to make viewers understand that he was the biggest threat to the titans yet. Yes, he did lose his group to the female titan. He then slashed her so many times that she couldn't hold her arms or jaw up. He even rescued Eren and Mikasa from her! I'm honestly more afraid of Levi than any other titan.
9. Lelouch vi Britannia From 'Code Geass'
Not only did he achieve total control over the world, but he understood how to unite the people and create a new period of peace while doing so. Let's remember, this is a high school kid we are talking about. Aside from having the power to make anyone do his bidding or controlling their desires, he can work a battlefield, make elaborate plans, and use a Knightmare Frame in battle effortlessly. He is truly the definition of an overpowered teen.
10. Simon From 'Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagan'
This kid basically led a battalion and achieved his ultimate goal of freeing humans from living underground and allowing them to thrive. Even when threats came to destroy all that had been built, Simon and his friends just fought them and won on sheer will power. There is no skill, or at the very least I did not see it. I enjoyed the anime. Heck, I loved the characters and how hard they fought for everything. But I can't let go of the idea that Simon was the best fighter. To be honest, his screaming was what did most of the work since the spiral energy worked with that. It went well with the high stakes of the anime, but I would have liked to see a character that put some effort and training into his skill like Viral. However, I accept the lovable Simon.
These characters were not bad or in any way boring. If anything, they carried their series pretty well with their personalities and strengths. Nonetheless, it is undeniable that their strength was unparalleled to anyone else. Going into a fight with them was basically asking to lose. The characters and their anime are very enjoyable and should be seen by any fan for a good time and amazing battles. Just don't go expecting to see anyone beat these guys easily.