[Top 15] Biggest Anime Characters In The World

Biggest Anime Characters
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[Top 15] Biggest Anime Characters In The World

By Cat Fox

Here are some characters with character!

Anime characters range from ordinary people to being able to destroy a galaxy in one blow.  But who are the best characters, those that deserve a little recognition for their awesomeness?  Here is my list of fifteen of the biggest (or who should be the biggest) anime characters in the world.  Now I have two criteria for this list.  The character has to be considered strong for their universe, and they must also be cool.  Also, this list will include spoilers for all characters.  Enjoy!

10. Revy Lee (Black Lagoon)

Contains blood and bad language, something Black Lagoon is famous for

Background:

An American with a dark past, "Two-hands" Revy currently works as a modern-day pirate for the Lagoon Delivery Company in Southeast Asia.  She earned her nickname because she's ambidextrous, and welds two guns, however, her nihilistic tendencies and her impulsiveness make her even more dangerous.

Why she's awesome:

⦁ Revy could practically qualify for a one-woman army.  Her foul mouth could qualify her for a drill sargent

⦁ She assaults a neo-nazi ship on her own by jumping from one enemy speedboat to the next

⦁ Taken on Yakuza, cartels, bounty hunters, and a terminator maid

⦁ Has survived multiple bar-fights and drinking contest

14. Mugen (Samurai Champloo)

Contains blood and swearing

Background:

A vagabond who's always looking for a fight, Mugen comes from Ryukyu (present-day Okinawa) and before the series has been a pirate, thief, and general scoundrel.  Due to circumstances, he and a stoic, by-the-book samurai, Jin, wound up having to protect a former waitress on her quest to find a mysterious man.  The problem?  To say Mugen and Jin don't get along would be an understatement.

Why he's awesome:

⦁ Mugen is self-trained and tends to use moves that look like they'd be more at home in a capoeira routine or even breakdancing than a swordfighter

⦁ His shoes have metal bases, allowing him to block swords with his feet

⦁ Played an epic game of baseball that has to be seen to be believed

⦁ Keeps a backup dagger in his scabbard as a last resort weapon

13. Shizuo Heiwazawa (Durarara!)

Contains blood and swearing

Background:

Shizuo Heiwajima is called "The strongest man in Ikebukuro," and he lives up to the title.  The problem?  He normally really hates violence.  It's just that Shizuo's also got a hair-trigger temper that in almost every scene he's in leads to him snapping and trying to pummel whoever set him off.  You'd better hope that he’s not aiming at you.

Why he's awesome:

⦁ When Shizuo gets angry, all kinds of unlikely things go flying at whoever made him mad.  Street signs, vending machines, and car doors

⦁ He's thrown a telephone pole like a caber and ripped an enormous, full-grown tree out of the ground

⦁ Shizuo not only got up seconds after being hit by a truck but picked the truck up and threw it at the guy who made him angry

⦁ His first known demonstration of super strength was lifting a refrigerator

12. Joseph Joestar (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency)

Jojo didn't think this plan through too well, did he?

Background:

With the world on the verge of World War Two, Joseph Joestar was sent to America by his grandmother to avoid the fighting.  He got dragged into another kind of war however when the Nazis wound up waking some ancient vampires.  Now to defeat them, Jojo will have to learn "Harmon" or "Ripple," essentially a solar-powered anti-vampire martial art.  Praise the sun!

Why he's awesome:

⦁    Jojo is inspired by watching magic tricks, so his tactics depend on misdirection and improvisation

⦁    He's not above faking an injury, running when the situation gets too rough, and even cross-dressing as a way to infiltrate an enemy base...not that that worked out too well

⦁    Can use Harmon to make cacti explode

⦁    Survives the final battle, and has adventures with his grandson decades later

11. Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)

Flame vs. Fullmetal

Background:

Imagine a world where the science of alchemy makes it possible to change one thing into another.  Alchemy has its rules, however.  You have to give something to get something, the thing you give must be the same size as what you get, and you can't bring people back from the dead.  That lesson was learned the hard way by Ed Elric and his younger brother Al when they tried to bring back their dead mother.  Ed lost an arm and a leg, and Al...well, there's a reason why there's a hulking suit of armor stomping around.  Their only hope to recover their old selves is the fabled Philosopher's Stone, but that's just a myth, right?

Why he's awesome:

⦁ Can use alchemy to summon weapons, and to turn his prosthetic arm into a sword blade

⦁ He was the youngest person to join the State Alchemists, basically the army, at twelve

⦁ Ed is an expert at hand-to-hand combat, learning martial arts from his mentor in alchemy

⦁ In compensation for losing his arm and leg, he can use alchemy without drawing a circle

10. Vash the Stampede (Trigun)

Turns out he meant to do that.

Background:

Vash the Stampede is a mysterious kind of guy.  Few people know what he looks like, and fewer people know what he did to earn the largest bounty on the planet.  The reality is that Vash is a pacifist who has gone through a lot of bad stuff to keep his ideals intact.

Why he's so awesome:

⦁ Vash acts like a harmless goofball, but he is capable of putting a crater in the moon should his Angel Arm ever activate

⦁ He's capable of walking through a firefight, uninjured, seemingly dancing through the bullets

⦁ Vash has (accidentally) destroyed multiple towns, but he escapes from most of them without anyone getting injured

⦁ Vash rocked the red trenchcoat and cool shades look long before Hellsing's Alucard

9. Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail)

It's usually not wise to anger someone with fire powers.

Background:

The magic guild Fairy Tail's most impulsive, destructive magic-user, Natsu has an impressive tendency to cause collateral damage with his fire magic, earning him the nickname of "Salamander."  He was raised by the dragon Igneel, who trained him and then mysteriously disappeared.  Ever since then, Natsu has been trying to find out what happened to him.

Why he's awesome:

⦁    Natsu is the Fire Dragon Slayer and can use, breathe, and even eat fire

⦁    His fire magic at its most powerful can burn other types of magic

⦁    Later on, he gets lightning powers

⦁    Has access to the Dragon Force, which boost his abilities

8. Izuku Midoriya (My Hero Academia)

Just how determined is Izuku?  Just watch.

Background:

In a world where 80 percent of the population has superpowers called "Quirks", Izuku's dream of being a superhero is broken because he has none.  Then a chance encounter with his idol, All Might, gives his dream a new hope...

Why he's awesome:

⦁ Has been compiling notes on Quirks and their users for years, and can predict fighting styles based on this knowledge

⦁ To inherit All Might's powers, he had to go through two years of the roughest training his mentor could throw at him

⦁ He's so powerful that his new powers effectively tear his body to shreds if he overdoes it

⦁ Managed to pass U.A's secret test by saving another hero-in-training

7. Nanoha Takamachi (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)

Magic meets aerial dogfighting

Background:

Nine-year-old Nanoha tries to help an injured ferret, only to discover that he's a shapeshifted mage stuck in the ferret form from a world where magic and technology are intertwined.  Nanoha must protect him by learning magic herself.  This starts an adventure that goes on for years, as Nanoha is in her twenties as of the latest series and has moved to the other world.

Why she's awesome:

⦁    Strong enough to take out a city with her power

⦁    Has talked several of her former enemies into joining her

⦁    Even her clothing, the Barrier Jacket, functions as both offense ("Aggressor mode") and defense ("Fortress Mode"), enhancing her abilities. 

⦁    Has the nicknames of "Ace of aces" in-universe, and "The White Devil" by real-life fans

6. Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)

The final showdown between Naruto and his rival Sasuke.

Background:

An orphaned ninja-in-training with a demonic, nine-tailed fox (or "Kyuubi”) sealed inside of him, Naruto's dream is to become Hokage or leader of his ninja village.  Naruto finds himself dealing with multiple shadowy threats to himself and his friends, most of whom want to steal or use the Kyuubi.

Why he's awesome:

⦁    He's a prankster, and occasionally does things like transform into a scantily-clad girl, or even combine it with shadow clones to make lots of "girls" 

⦁    His main attack is to make shadow clones of himself, and overwhelm the enemy in a kind of "Zerg rush" 

⦁    He can tap into the Kyubii's power for an energy boost

⦁    Gets a power-up called Sage Mode, which enhances his physical strength and toughness

5. Alucard (Hellsing)

Warning: Lots of blood and swearing.  Hellsing has a lot of that.

Background:

The most powerful vampire in the series, Alucard is (not too surprisingly) Dracula.  He was captured and forced into serving the Helsing family, and now works for the descendant of the man who defeated him, Integra Helsing, hunting down supernatural threats.  And looking so cool doing it, too.

Why he's awesome:

⦁    Can create familiars out of anyone whose blood (and souls) he's drained creating an army at his strongest

⦁    Can also regenerate, hypnotize, shapeshift, and create illusions

⦁    Dual-welds a pair of guns with deadly accuracy

⦁    Alucard is an anti-hero, sadistic, violent, likes to "play" with his targets

4. Lina Inverse (Slayers)

Yeah, setting Lina off is not a good idea.

Background:

A wandering sorceress eternally in search of magical knowledge (and more money), Lina Inverse is as likely to destroy something as she is to save it.  She's petty, short-tempered, vindictive, and argumentative, not above stealing, although she won't hurt innocents (not on purpose, at least), and she will never hurt a child.  Just don't call her flat-chested or ugly if you want to live.

Why she's awesome:

⦁    She's a master of black magic, which is the most powerful and destructive type

⦁    Can not only cast a lot of spells but can also improvise and create spells

⦁    Her signature move, Dragon Slave, is strong enough to destroy a city

⦁    Her most powerful move, Giga Slave, could end the world if she makes any sort of mistake on it

3. Son Goku (Dragonball)

Trust me, this is one guy who you do NOT want to rob

Background:

An alien of the Saiyan race who wound up being raised by a martial artist, Goku has two loves in life: Food and fighting.  He's taken on increasingly bigger enemies to the point where he's one of the most powerful beings in the DB multiverse.  And yes, his power level is still OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAND!!!!!

Why he's awesome:

⦁    Often compared to DC comic's Superman, an argument that goes back to the 1990s and gets pulled out again whenever one or the other gets a new power-up

⦁    Goku can fly, teleport, and throw balls of energy big enough to blow up a planet

⦁    Goku's power-ups give him different technicolored hair.  He goes from black (normal) to yellow (Super Saiyan), then red (when he became a god fusion), blue (Super Saiyan Blue), and so on

⦁    Never stops training to be a greater warrior

2. Simon the Digger (Tenga Toppa Gurren Lagann)

Simon making an epic speech before kicking butt

Background:

Coming from humble origins as a digger living in an underground village, Simon was inspired by his "Bro" Kamina to take on bigger things.  That includes finding and piloting a drill-powered mecha, taking on the mecha army that forced humanity underground, fighting off the moon, and taking on a galactic conqueror.  Yeah, I'd say he took on some bigger things.

Why he's awesome:

⦁    Uses Spiral Power, which runs off pure hot-bloodedness and manliness

⦁    Grows from a kid with low self-esteem to a warrior whose mecha uses galaxies as shurikens

⦁    Uses Kamina's catchphrase about kicking logic to the curb and doing the impossible

⦁    Causes massive explosions to erupt behind him while introducing his team by the sheer awesome

1. Saitama (One-Punch Man)

Genos find out how strong Saitama is

Background:

In a world where monster attacks are common, one man fought back.  Saitama took down a monster to save a kid, then decided that he liked the feeling of taking on something so powerful, but he'd have to get much stronger to take on other monsters.  He underwent intense training for the next three years, intense enough that all his hair fell out, only to realize that he'd become too overpowered and could now take out anything in one punch.  Saitama now hopes for the day in which he finds an incredibly powerful foe, and gets to fight seriously again.  But until that day he'll be shopping around for cheap food.

Why he's so awesome:

⦁    Capable of taking on a giant crab monster even before he got his powers

⦁    Can bite through a sword in one chomp

⦁    Tough enough to be knocked clear to the moon, and then powerful enough to jump his way back to Earth in seconds

⦁    Everything he hits goes down in one punch.  Everything.

And that's my list.  If you see any I missed, or who deserves a little recognition for their awesomeness, let me know.

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