If there is one thing I have a problem with while watching anime is how much power and advantages over everybody else a specific character has. It could be any of them really, protagonist, secondary or 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 by some events or circumstances they have achieved the level of strength that they have but it really is ridiculous at times and only leaves room for fights that you already know the ending of.
Saying this, I have gathered the top ten most overpowered anime characters I have seen until now. They do not need to be a specific role in their respective anime and are not classified in any way. I just think these characters should have their power lowered if we are to enjoy any new episodes or seasons. So here they are:
1. Lucy from Elfen Lied:
Having experienced many traumatizing moments as a child and growing in strength throughout the years, Lucy, or Kaede if you will, is known to be insanely strong. Even when other Diclonius are sent to fight her she manages just fine, pretty much just shredding them to bits. The reason as to why she was so strong and merciless is interesting and unnerving at the same time but 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 though and it is highly implied that she got to go back to Kouta’s house.
2.Kirito from Sword Art Online:
If anyone has seen the anime they know this main protagonist as a disgusting advantage over everything and anything 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 at the very least, he was facing an admin that was cheating, much like what he would later on to save Asuna in Alfheim. However, the rest of the time 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 but they are very rare and we get the feeling he was not fighting all out. The only explanation to his strength given is that when he fought to live and protect the ones he loved he was invincible.
The Mightiest Disciple: 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 doing so anymore. I will admit this does add some humor to the show as everyone is afraid of this tight group of masters but I need people at their level that they want to fight but at the same time fear death itself if it were to happen, or at the very least be ready to die. The only time this was really shown was with Ma Kensei and his brother since he suffered considerable damage yet still won and walked out of the place with 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 leveled. His training can seem extreme at times but I think the one that deserves to have his strength is Vegeta, not him. Vegeta clearly spends more time training and honing his skills all the 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 get serious after 3 episodes or so.
7.Light Yagami from Death Note:
This guy had people at his feet for about 6 years with full control over the situation. He did not hesitate to use a notebook he found to make the world a new one by destroying any evil, thus becoming one himself. I am still amazed 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 did was definitely given too much power for his own sake.
8.Levi Ackerman from Attack on Titan:
He cannot turn into a titan or heal instantly so he’s basically a normal, human being 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. I mean he lost his group, his friends, to the female titan, and then slashed her so many times she could not hold her arms or jaw up. He even rescued Eren and Mikasa from the situation! I am honestly more afraid of Levi than from any other titan.
These characters were not bad or in any way boring. If anything they carried the anime pretty well with their personalities and strengths. Nonetheless it is undeniable that their strength was unparalleled to anyone else’s and going into a fight with them was basically asking to lose. The characters and the anime are very enjoyable and should be seen by any anime love for a good time and amazing battles. Just don’t go expecting to see anyone beat these guys easily.
Article by: Steven Gutiérrez