Power scaling is a common thing in the world of anime watchers. We constantly compare characters from different animes based on the power they possess. We establish that some characters are inherently stronger than not just the people in their own anime but also several others.
Talking of Ken Kaneki from Tokyo Ghoul, we have a powerful ghoul who was previously a human. Kaneki was turned into a ghoul after he went on a date with a strange woman, Rize, who also turned out to be a ghoul. He suffered severe torture and experiments to eventually end up becoming a one-eyed ghoul.
Post surviving the torture, Kaneki attained his iconic kagune along with a range of powers. He possesses strength and abilities far beyond the reach of humans, and his kagune has developed into a powerful weapon at his disposal throughout the series.
Was that intriguing? Yes, truly, Kaneki has some amazing powers. But Kaneki is still not the most powerful character in the anime verse. Several characters can easily beat Kaneki in a fight (imaginary fight in our heads).
Here is a list of 50 Anime Characters Stronger Than Ken Kaneki in no particular order. This list elaborates on the powers and skills possessed by these individuals, easily giving them an upper hand in being more powerful than Kaneki.
Note that characters and power descriptions may contain huge spoilers regarding the anime.
1. Ainz Ooal Gown (Overlord)
Overlord is one of the highest watched isekai animes, and our protagonist Ainz Ooal Gown is an overpowered character that surpasses a lot of others. Ainz is primarily a necromancer who can summon as many “undead” as he wants and have them participate in combat on his behalf.
Moreover, he also has the power to summon elementals in close proximity, an ability that gives him great strength on the battlefield. Ainz’s abilities help him clear out battlefields in an instant, getting rid of each foe.
Ainz possesses a great number of complementary powers, which make him one of the most powerful characters known in anime. He can manipulate time, deal fatal slashes on his opponent, and also aim fatal blows on a certain section in a war zone. Ken Kaneki stands no chance against this mighty isekai main character.
2. Izayoi Sakamaki (Problem Children are Coming from Another World, Aren’t They?)
Meet another isekai character that will effectively defeat Kaneki with zero difficulties. Izayoi is an individual possessing superhuman capabilities that even Kaneki cannot counter. His speed is exceptional, and his strength is unmatched by any other character we usually know.
Izayoi displays ample endurance during combat and can even manipulate lights. What gives him the upper hand over all of his opponents is his power to negate any supernatural abilities that they possess. They simply do not work when they are in combat with him, making Izayoi victorious every time.
3. Kaguya Otsutsuki (Naruto Shippuden)
Kaguya Otsutsuki is the mother of Chakra. She had birthed Hagoromo and Hamura. Hagoromo is the son whose children began the lineages of shinobi and kunoichi to come. It is common knowledge that Otsutsukis are the main threat in the world of Boruto, Naruto’s son. They are the most powerful villains they have ever faced.
Kaguya began the cycle of torment and terror on the people in the Great Shinobi War. She possesses lethal abilities and has both the Sharingan and the Byakugan in her favor. Naruto and Sasuke had to utilize a lot of power, along with having to put themselves in fatal danger to be able to even fight against Kaguya.
She laid out the traps for Mugen Tsukuyomi with the help of Zetsu. Kaguya Otsutsuki is no less than a literal goddess, and her powers will surely defeat Kaneki.
4. Gojou Satoru (Jujutsu Kaisen)
Talking of gods, Gojou Satoru is surely deserving of the title. Gojou is the strongest Jujutsu sorcerer known to the modern world of anime. He is an absolute menace and the teacher that the young sorcerers deserve. Gojou harbors an enormous amount of cursed energy, the likes of which are rarely found in sorcerers.
His domain expansion is the Muryokusho, which is the Unlimited Void. He has effectively countered enemies within seconds, thanks to his immense prowess at sorcery. Along with combat abilities and strength, Gojou is the once-in-a-lifetime inheritor of Six Eyes, also called Rikugan. This gives him an enhanced vision that sees all flow of cursed energy, allowing him to defeat the strongest of enemies easily.
5. Yoriichi Tsugikuni (Kimetsu No Yaiba)
From the world of Kimetsu No Yaiba comes the strongest demon slayer ever. Yoriichi Tsugikuni showed exceptional skill in the sword from a very early age. His prowess was unmatched even by his older brother (later Kokushibou).
Yoriichi not only slashes demons with ease, he even devised a form of breathing on his own. His invention, the Sun Breathing, is what laid the foundation for all forms of breathing in the anime. Yoriichi almost killed the king of all demons, Muzan Kibutsuji, but the latter managed to flee.
Yoriichi is in possession of godly swordsmanship skills, making him one of the most powerful human characters in the anime world. Since his main prowess is eradicating demons, Kaneki will be no hassle for Yoriichi to handle.
6. Naruto with both Sage Mode and Kurama control (Naruto Shippuden)
Ever since Naruto has attained discipline in managing the Sage Mode and has gained control over Kurama, he has grown remarkably powerful. He fought bravely in the Great Shinobi War and defeated a number of rivals with his powers.
The Sage Mode has helped Naruto achieve enhanced Ninjutsu. It makes his reflexes faster and his body more powerful in combat. The flow of natural energy that comes from Sage Mode acts as a complementary tool in battles.
Talking about control over Kurama, the beastly powers have given him upgraded modes from the tailed beast mode to the Baryon mode. Combined with Sage Mode, Kurama control is Naruto’s strongest weapon.
7. Makima (Chainsaw Man)
I am sure we all are aware of the narrative of Makima being the female incarnate of Gojou, being the most powerful woman in anime. Makima is basically immortal. Even after being shot on the train to Kyoto, she bounced back with a speedy recovery and killed all of the criminals instantly.
In how much we have seen animated so far, we have seen Makima’s psychic abilities in decimating her enemies. She made hand signs and killed the people from afar. These victims of these seem like they are getting murdered by an invisible force, but it is actually Makima pulling the strings. Makima possesses expert mind manipulation techniques that give her control over people however she likes.
8. Gintoki (Gintama)
Gintoki is an absolute master swordsman who can also give a tough hand-to-hand fight. His stamina and durability make him very strong. He uses a wooden sword called “Bokuto”, which can cut through anything.
Even when it is made of wood, it can let him cut through things that metal weapons cannot get through. Through his swordmanship skills, he has devised several effective techniques to counter th strongest of enemies.
9. Asta (Black Clover)
Asta essentially possesses no magical powers. He has trained himself to overcome any physical weakness or shortcoming and has become extremely able. He becomes capable of using anti-magic swords at his disposal in battles.
His weapon allows him to counter magic spells cast against him. He then reflects those as beams to attack the enemy. He also has a “Black Asta” form which lets him use “Anti-Magic” abilities for great durations.
10. Luffy (One Piece)
Luffy’s most prominent power is his body’s rubber-like stretchability which we first see in the former episodes. He is able to deflect bullets from his body when he gets attacked. This makes it extremely durable and agile during battles.
His weapon is his technique of Gum-Gum pistol, which he has honed after several years of practice. He has surprised several opponents with his strength and endurance in fights. When it comes to battles, Luffy seems to possess a powerful intuition that lets him make the right decisions at the right time. He also possesses five Gears and powerful Haki that are all introduced to us gradually as the plot progresses.
11. Eren Yeager (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Eren Yeager hated Titans. He happened to be one himself, and within the course of four seasons, he ended up becoming the most powerful Titan to walk the earth. He was not simply the Attack Titan, but he also ate the Warhammer and attained the Founder Titan.
Eren decimated about 80% of the world’s population in the Great Rumbling, where he controlled thousands of wall titans to walk all over the planet. Eren’s obtainment of the Founder Titan has thus given me control and power over any other titan that may come in his path.
12. Goku (Dragon Ball)
Goku is an important name in a list of powerful characters. Goku has several strong abilities apart from superhuman strength, speed, and stamina. His healing abilities are up to the mark and have developed over time.
Goku has attained some great defensive attacks over time, the most prominent of which are the Ultra Instinct Transformation and Spirit Bomb. The former gives him unfathomable strength and stamina, which make him powerful on the battlefield.
The latter allows him to gather energy from living sources. It grows bigger as it attains more power and becomes even more effective. Apart from this, Goku also had Ape Transformation, Destructo Disk, the very popular Super Saiyan transformation, and several others at his disposal.
13. Ryoumen Sukuna (Jujutsu Kaisen)
Ryoumen Sukuna is the King Of Curses, being the strongest curse ever. He is the greatest threat to the Jujutsu World, and they had to seal him away to not be haunted by him. His fingers are sealed away and later consumed by Itadori Yuuji to convert him into a vessel for the curse.
The reason Sukuna is so powerful is because of his immense flow of cursed energy. His cursed energy may very well match Gojou’s. His hand-to-hand combat abilities are also highly dangerous to his opponents. His speed and reflexes stun his rivals greatly. What counts as his most powerful ability is his domain expansion. It is called the Malevolent Shrine, or Fukuma Mizushi, which has an effect over an area of a 200 m radius.
14. Inuyasha (Inuyasha)
Inuyasha has yokai blood, which gives him great physical prowess. His physical strength has made him a tough combatant. His abilities lie in this strength, and he makes yokai cower with his power. His speed surpasses that of even the fastest horses. His ability to jump and glide is something superhuman in itself.
Inuyasha almost always has the upper hand in battles because he recovers super fast and can last very long in battles due to high endurance levels. His claws are one of his main combat weapons, which allows him to deal several blows on his opponent, which can give him victory.
15. Madara (Naruto Shippuden)
Madara lived long before Naruto’s time and still was considered one of the strongest ever. His revival during the Great Shinobi War posed a huge threat to the people fighting, even the Kages. Madara is also an Uchiha and is dubbed the strongest of his clan.
He enjoys the powers of both Sharingan and Mangekyou Sharingan. He possesses great speed both in body and mind. His tact and smart calculation made him a threat to hundreds of fighters, even while being alone. He not only studied movements but also predicted them to effectively counter each of his opponents. No wonder the Kages failed so much in countering him in the beginning.
16. Sadao (Hataraku, Maou-sama!)
Sadao not only possesses great powers but also has genius intellect at his disposal. The mighty demon lord marched his army to destroy Ente Isla until he was isekai’d into the modern world. His powers as a great demon are an assortment of several elements.
He is capable of hypnosis, mind control, manipulation, telekinesis, shapeshifting, combative magic, and a lot more. He once made an opponent lose consciousness by simply looking at them! His mind is able to calculate outcomes and consequences at an unnatural rate, along with possessing several tactics for warfare.
17. Yato (Noragami)
Yato Kami is a literal god walking the surface of the earth. He can use his teleportation skills to go to any place with which he has some familiarity. He is also almost immortal. Near Shore entities cannot harm him or cause any lethal damage to him at all.
He participates in combat with the help of a katana known as the Shinki. He is skilled with the sword and can employ several techniques to counter the opponents he faces. Zan, Zetsu, Shuu, and Sekka are his four primary sword techniques.
18. Killua (Hunter x hunter)
Killua Zoldyck is an important electricity user in anime. He has been working hard since childhood, and the training has made him a greatly able hunter with time. He shows all the capabilities of a skilled assassin. The reason he has excelled at becoming able is that he has a fast learning rate, something that can also help him in intense battles.
Harsh training has made him immune to most poison and even able to survive great electricity shocks. Since he learns fast, he is greatly perceptive of his opponent’s strengths and weaknesses. His physical stamina adds to his set of skills. Endurance, durability, and intellect are all Killua’s forte in battle. He works fast to devise plans and acts fast as well.
19. Sanji (One Piece)
Sanji has gained immense strength, stamina, and agility, thanks to years of strenuous training. His body has adapted to harsh, combative environments. He was able to come out unaffected after being struck by a bolt of lightning. Hence, his body has become extremely durable because of his hard work.
Sanji is one of the most impressive martial artists in the anime verse. He has even formulated his own techniques for fights after training under the strict teachings of Zeff. A lot of times, Sanji is an able-fire user. He has the Ifrit Jambe and Diable Jambe at his disposal.
20. Ichigo (Bleach)
Another exceptional martial artist in shounen anime is Ichigo. He has been trained in various martial arts since childhood, which adds to his expertise. His body has gone sturdy enough to engage in tough hand-to-hand combat and win against the opponent.
But overall, his fighting style is mainly swordsmanship. He displays great expertise at that. He possesses great spatial, spiritual, and battle awareness. His perception is shaped by a constant evaluation of his rivals which helps him work effectively in combat.
21. Zoro (One Piece)
Zoro is supreme, and he is everywhere. The three sword-bearing man has a powerful body that he constantly trains through weightlifting and other intense exercises. His bodily strength helps him slash his opponents with greater ease and intensity.
Even non-fatal blows that he lands on his opponents through the hilt of the sword proved to be greatly damaging for the latter. He can make the energy in his body run through his sword to create highly effective slashes that deal a lot of damage. Zoro’s unwavering will in training his body has given him strength, agility, durability, and stamina that a normal human does not possess.
22. Levi Ackerman (Shingeki No Kyojin)
Adding to the list of the best swordsmen to ever be known in the anime verse is Levi Ackerman. Where Titans mercilessly kill humans and render the scouts immobile, Levi singlehandedly decimated the most deadly of Titans.
Levi was raised in hardship and picked up the blade at a young age. He showed great talent at it and became one of the most treasured scouts. Levi was able to counter Zeke’s Beast Titan without any help. His tireless stamina and agility make him fit to counter these larger-than-life enemies.
23. Meruem (Hunter x hunter)
Meruem’s powers are one of the most mysterious but intensive. He seems to have been born with a certain supernatural strength that surpasses any other. His stamina and endurance are not fathomable in human terms, and they are simply supernatural.
Meruem uses his strength to engage in tough hand-to-hand combat, in which he displays great physical prowess. He is able to land several damaging blows all at once to render his rival weak. Meruem also accurately reads his opponent’s feelings and sentiments at the given moment to gain the upper hand.
24. Sawa Yukimura (Jouran: The Princess of Snow and Blood)
Sawa Yukimura is an expert swordswoman and a primary executioner. She belongs to the clan of people with blue blood, which gives her supernatural abilities when it comes to fighting and combat. She uses a certain spell to activate the powers that lie within her.
In her supernatural form, Sawa Yukimura exudes a strong blue aura symbolizing her strength as a swordswoman. She glides her sword effortlessly to lethal land blows on her rivals. She has shown exceptional endurance in her battles.
25. Shinazugawa Sanemi (Kimetsu No Yaiba)
Shinazugawa Sanemi is one of the two Hashiras who managed to survive in the Sunlight Countdown Arc. He is the Wind Hashira that uses Wind Breathing (Kaze no Koukyu) to fight off demons. Sanemi is an exceptionally physically strong individual.
Sanemi brutally killed demons with his bare hands before he even got hold of a Demon Slayer Katana. He shows no mercy to demonic rivals. He uses the nine forms of Wind Breathing that let him mimic the movement and qualities of wind to slash his opponent. Each form poses a different and effective slash that can decimate demons.
26. Melodias (The Seven Deadly Sins)
Melodias not only has enhanced, superhuman physical abilities but certain other powers that make him an outstanding opponent. He can send back attacks meant for him with higher intensity, thanks to his full counter abilities.
His most powerful attack is the Enchantment Hellblazer, which are dangerous black flames that cannot be put out easily and also negate regeneration in the enemy. He always has black energy to cloak him in times of danger. He also has powerful swords and weapons that complement his true power.
27. Giyuu Tomioka (Kimetsu No Yaiba)
Giyuu Tomioka is the second Hashira to survive in the last battle arc of Kimetsu No Yaiba. Giyuu’s powers and skills have been prominent from the very first. He is a calm swordsman that quickly identifies and resolves adversities he faces in times of danger.
He is the Water Pillar using the Water Breathing (Mizu No Koukyu). The breathing style lets him slash with the subtle and easy movement of water. His slashes mimic the mobility of water and land fatal blows on demons. Giyuu mastered all ten forms of breathing and even formulated an eleventh one called “Dead Calm”.
28. Killer Bee (Naruto Shippuden)
Killer Bee is a Jinchuriki (vessel) for the eight-tailed beast, just like Naruto is for the nine-tailed. Killer Bee is a merry fellow that may not seem to take combat seriously in the beginning but is actually a highly talented and disciplined fighter.
He has mastered Taijutsu and Ninjutsu to a great extent and has them at his disposal in all his battles. His control over his tailed beast gives him further powers as a stronger and more durable individual. He even has more weapons to use against his opponent when he uses Jinchuriki powers.
29. Kurapika (Hunter x Hunter)
We know that Kurapika’s main prowess lies in the use of his chains. Kurapika’s enhanced judgment of the situation and possession of genius intellect make him a highly able fighter. With time, he has upgraded his scarlet eye technique to work according to his will instead of only when he feels intense emotions.
Kurapika is mainly a Conjurer, and that is what he usually uses his Nen for. His chains are part of his Nen abilities. They are his primary weapon that elongates at will. They are strong enough to smash hard rocks.
30. Tsuyuri Kanao (Kimetsu No Yaiba)
Tsuyuri Kanao outlived her two adopted sisters, Kocho Shinobu and Kocho Kanae. She overpowered the upper moon Douma in battle. Although she was helped by Inosuke in more than one way, it is clear that she is even more powerful than her sisters, who used to be Hashiras.
Kanao used Flower Breathing (Hana no Koukyu), a breathing style she mastered over the years due to hard training. Kanao’s limbs have gotten immensely strong as a result and make her a strong swordsman. Her slashing speed runs at a supersonic rate that gives her the upper hand in battles against demons. She is an expert at the seven intense forms of breathing which make her fight with great caliber.
31. Vegeta (Dragon Ball)
Vegeta is of Saiyan lineage, which gives him superhuman strength and speed. His speed especially, is one of his most prominent powers. He is a faster character than a lot of his counterparts in the anime. He channels great energy right at the tip of his fingers, even destroying a whole planet with a beam that emerged from his fingers!
He combats mainly by the hand-to-hand style, something he has expertise at. His fighting style not only overpowers his opponents but also easily defeats them in battle. Apart from supernatural powers, Vegeta also has physical powers, which make him apt for the hardest battles.
32. Uchiha Sasuke (Naruto Shippuden)
Sasuke may have seemed like an impulsive and enraged character hungry for revenge on the most part, but he has accumulated great strength to live out his vengeance. He is currently one of the strongest Shinobis that Konhogakure has.
Sasuke has accumulated a great number of powerful Jutsus with intense training. He has the Susano used by no other than Indra himself, having the great Indra’s Arrow at his disposal. Being an Uchiha, he has Mangekyou Sharingan, the power that allows him the incentive of both Genjutsu and Chakra reading.
Towards the end of Naruto Shippuden, Sasuke also gains Rinnegan, which is the ultimate tool to see all Chakra. Sasuke also can create time-space portals that allow him to travel through dimensions.
33. Tatsumaki (One Punch Man)
Tatsumaki is in possession of psychic abilities that allow her to use her mind for powerful purposes. She has such great control over her mental senses that telekinesis comes easier to her. She can lift heavy objects using only her mind, and can very well lift an entire town if she just thinks of it.
She can also fly, thanks to her abilities, giving her a larger defensive front. She not only has the incentive to use huge objects to protect herself but also manipulates the life force of her rivals, so they become incapable of putting up with the fight after a certain time. Clearly, one of the strongest psychics in anime.
34. Kageyama Shigeo (Mob Psycho 100)
Kageyama Shigeo has had exceptional psychic powers since childhood. His emotions, whether negative or positive, affect the intensity of his powers. Negative feelings cause his powers to skyrocket and even hurt those around him in the process.
The latest anime updates show that when Kageyama’s powers reach upto and over 100%, he goes berserk. He is able to cause great mass destruction and becomes unstoppable. It is clear that rage makes Shigeo able to channel greatly powerful energy that puts him on par with anyone in front of him.
35. Saitama (One Punch Man)
Saitama, as the anime’s name suggests, is the only character to beat his opponents with just one punch. Saitama’s physical prowess surpasses any other character we usually know. His store of power is limitless. We do not know where he got these powers from, but they are unbelievably effective.
His speed and reflexes make him suited for the toughest combative battles. His physical abilities surpass all humanistic abilities and can very well be termed supernatural. His agility and speed are not his only forte but also his ability to walk through any water surface, no matter how deep. Truly, Saitama’s unshakeable strength makes it easy for him to defeat not just Kaneki but several shounen characters.
36. Tsunade (Naruto)
Tsunade indubitably has great physical strength. The kunoichi has fought bravely in more than one Shinobi War and has also become Hokage of Konoha. Her chakra reserve is amongst the most intensive in the anime since she is the direct descendant of the Senju clan.
Tsunade is exceptionally learned about the human body and her healing powers, not only help her but all the others who are alongside her. Her summoning Jutsu involves Lady Katsuyu, who is a slug. She has a mental connection with this creature and can summon it during the battle for a better upgrade in combat.
37. Hisoka (Hunter x Hunter)
Hisoka is a well-known character in the anime world (mostly because of his problematic tendencies). But he is also a very strong fighter. His pain tolerance makes him greatly endure on the battlefield and utilize his intellect to the most. He is simply one of the smartest characters in Hunter x Hunter.
Hisoka can channel rubber-like tendencies, which help him deflect a lot of attacks from opponents as well as move swiftly in difficult terrains of battle. The opponents get confused, and he then can attack them with hand combat. Lastly, he can attach his aura to any plain surface and have it mimic him.
38. Jiraiya (Naruto)
Jiraiya is one of Naruto’s most influential teachers. Naruto turned out to be one of the most powerful shinobis, so his teacher must be no less. Jiraiya was the one who introduced Naruto to Sage Mode and had full control over his powers in this mode.
Jiraiya has had a long-running experience as a shinobi. He not only combated well in shinobi wars but also trained able shinobis under him. He possesses several powers that help him in the most serious situations. He has the Rasengan, Sage Mode, and summoning Jutsu. His unrelenting will in battles makes him a highly exceptional shinobi.
39. Koro Sensei (Assassination Classroom)
Koro Sensei is one of the most puzzling characters at the beginning of Assassination Classroom. He is a threat to humanity and the entire world at large, and he has even destroyed the moon! The source of his powers remains mysterious in the beginning.
He decides to take up the simple task of teaching a section of middle schoolers, but there is more to him than that. He may look like an octopus, but he was once a human and gained immense supernatural powers due to a lab mishap. Koro Sensei is at peaceful terms in the anime throughout but can easily defeat Kaneki with the abilities he has.
40. Akame (Akame Ga Kill!)
Akame is the only surviving member of her organization which was meant to rebel against the government. Before dying, the group leader instructed Akame to go ahead and kill Esdeath, who is one of the antagonists. Akame displayed exceptional power against her opponent and defeated her.
Akame is a skilled swordswoman. Her weapon is a deadly katana which kills anyone who is merely touched by it. She has managed to not only gain control over this lethal weapon but has also become brilliant at defeating her rivals with it. Her speed, stamina, and endurance levels make her a powerful fighter.
41. Gohan (Dragon Ball)
Gohan possesses powerful speed and durability. He is an extremely potential individual whose powers are truly unleashed when he is enraged. Gohan has undergone severe training to constantly increase his abilities.
As a result, he has gained several useful skills. At some point, he was able to effectively fight against Frieza soldiers. Upon coming out of the Time Chamber, he was even more powerful than Goku at the time. His Super Saiyan version is even more upgraded and even more powerful.
42. Uchiha Itachi (Naruto)
Itachi single-handedly annihilated his entire clan for higher purposes unknown to everyone around him and became a villain in the eyes of everyone. From a very young age, he was able to utilize his Sharingan well and attained Mangekyou Sharingan very soon too.
Itachi’s Sharingan lets him see further than the normal eye. He reads movements far clearer and can even mimic them to match the enemy’s strength. Itachi’s most effective technique is his Genjutsu. It is a hypnotic ability to trick the opponent into mistaking their surroundings and misreading the situation. He can also put them under hypnotic spells that can further break their spirit.
43. Frieza (Dragon Ball)
Frieza possesses power and strength that surpasses that of a simple human. His speed and senses make him unrivaled in most cases. Frieza has two very useful abilities. The first is generating armor automatically to prevent damage, and regeneration is also at his disposal at most times.
Frieza is the “mutant prodigy” whose will and tact can survive even in the most deadly situations. This has given him the upper hand several times. He is able to calculate outcomes and plan his moves according to them. To combat, he uses several dangerous energy beams like Ki Blast, Death Beam, etc.
44. Trafalgar Law (One Piece)
Trafalgar Law is one of the most effective electricity users in anime. He has to his disposal high voltage current that helps him land dangerous blows on the opponent. His most effective slash allows him to damage his rival’s internal organs without leaving any sign of outer damage.
His sword is the Nodachi Kikoku, and it is as tall as he is. When his Devil Fruit techniques are combined with his skilled swordsmanship, he is able to attack and mutilate a great number of people at once. Law possesses ample skill in his sword to utilizing both his Haki and Devil Fruit.
45. Adult Gon (Hunter x Hunter)
Gon began as a clueless kid wishing to find out more about the occupation of being a hunter. With time we understand that he has heightened senses. Along with this, he grows to be extremely skilled at hand-to-hand combat.
He also has endurance and healing qualities that help him compete against the most skilled fighters. The adult Gon has great upgrades of his powers as a child. He has speed and strength that are simply unfathomable by his opponents. His reflexes have developed significantly over time, giving him power greater than before with time.
46. Shanks (One Piece)
Shanks is one of the most loved characters in One Piece, and sadly one of the deceased too. Shanks is also a swordsman. He not only has great prowess when it comes to swords but also is a skilled Haki user. His Haki can effectively stun thousands of opponents.
Shanks Haki can be called a rare and special one since it disables the rival’s ability to see the future at all. He had become one of the four most powerful pirates in the modern One Piece world to sail into the Grand Line. Shanks may be a short-lived character at the beginning of the series, but his powers are slowly revealed, making him the right match to defeat Kaneki.
47. Tobi (Naruto Shippuden)
Tobi is Obito Uchiha in disguise. He was said to “die” after he saved Kakashi and Rin, as well as after giving the former one of his eyes that contained the Sharingan. Tobi had been steering the wheel of the Akatsuki from the shadows, all for the attainment of a universal Mugen Tsukuyomi.
He has expertly mobilized strong individuals to achieve the same goals. Apart from being able to have shinobi weapons at his disposal, he is a Sharingan possessor in the end. The Sharingan sees all flow of chakra and can create realistic illusions for the opponent to get entangled in.
It also lets him copy movements and mimic them to attack. Furthermore, Obito’s Sharingan has been updated to the Mangekyou Sharingan, which gives him deeper dimensional control and powerful hypnotic abilities.
48. Broly (Dragon Ball)
Broly’s strengths and powers are well-known by all Dragon Ball watchers. What makes Broly so powerful? Apart from superhuman striking and stamina, Broly is in possession of powers that put him apart, even from the Super Saiyan Goku and blue-haired Vegeta.
Broly has three primary combat techniques that give him the upper hand. First is the ability to produce immense energy shields to put off enemy attacks. Second is the Saiyan Blaster, which allows him to attack opponents with a green beam that emerges from his mouth. Lastly, he is able to use his chest to ram into the rival party, causing an explosion.
49. Yami (Black Clover)
Termed an Arcane Stage Mage, Yami is one of the most popular characters from Black Clover. He also is one of the strongest in the anime. Yami is an expert swordsman with dark magic running through his katana.
He manifests magic from himself into his weapon to display power in combat. Throughout the series, Yami shows to possess the ability to deal with a dozen deadly slashes that utilize light magic turned into dark magic. His magic can even affect the other world. Yami’s endurance and strength on the battlefield make him a tough competition for Kaneki to deal with.
50. Sung Jin Woo (Solo Leveling)
Sung Jin Woo was but a mere hunter of a lower rank before he earned the ability to “level up”. From there on, he not only became a more powerful hunter than before, but he also was able to constantly add up newer skills as if he is in a game.
He has an interface that only he sees. It gives him detailed statistics about his health, skill, and “level.” Sung Jin Woo’s ability to constantly climb up the ladder of ranks and even surpass the level of an S-tier hunter makes him capable of giving Kaneki stiff competition. It is possible that upon defeating Kaneki, he may make him one of his soldiers 😉
Special Mention- Anya (Spy x Family)
A mention of the adorable, talented spy, Anya Forger. She is an esper who has telepathic and psychic abilities. She uses her powers to gain intel. Little sparks appear on her head whenever she uses these powers. 100% will beat Ken Kaneki ????
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