Eating something and gaining tremendous power later has become a phenomenon in the anime industry. Whether you eat a finger or a strand of hair, it never gets boring. Some characters have physical abilities, and some build theirs. Some may have extra abilities beforehand, and some may gain through immense training. Whatever the condition might be, anime fans love watching these extraordinary anime series. So, here we shall look at a list of male characters who eat something to gain power.
Even though not all male characters eat something to add up to their natural abilities, there are some who will be looked upon in this article. To put it simply, this article brings you such depictable and famous male characters who eat something to gain power. Ranging from anime series like Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia) to characters from series like Attack On Titan, One Piece, Tokyo Ghoul, and Full Metal Alchemist, we bring you the details of each character and how their abilities surged up after eating something.
Here’s the list of such 10 anime male characters who eats something to gain power.
Izuku Midoriya: My Hero Academia
Unaware of Midoriya’s powerful quirk? Of course not, right? Then it is obvious that you are also aware of how Midoriya came in contact with his current quirk? Of course, yes. His physical training did help, no doubt. But Midoriya ate something to become what he is now. Remember what?
Every BNHA fans are aware of the fact that One for All is a passable quirk, which is passed down to someone worthy of it! Now, the question is ‘how?’ While Midoriya is trained under All Might’s guidance before he went to his U.A. High School entrance, he was given a strand of hair of All Might’s for he can have One for All now.
Midoriya, at first, was really weak. But his hard work and passion brought him to where he stands now. Midoriya, now, has accessed One For All and is also able to use the quirks of other former users of OFA.
Itadori Yuji: Jujutsu Kaisen
Eating something like a finger is in itself a gross imagination. However, Itadori has been successful in doing the impossible!
In Jujutsu Kaisen, Itadori Yuji is seen eating a finger of ‘Sukuna’ in the first episode itself. He may have done that with the thought of saving Megumi, but that still wasn’t what we expected. Because Itadori ate one finger of Sukuna and has proved himself a useful vessel, the plan is to make him eat more and dispose of him.
Itadori is able to control Sukuna, somehow, so presently, Sukuna is unable to take over the body without Itadori’s permission. However, if Itadori becomes unconscious while letting Sukuna fight, then there’s a high risk coming after Sukuna takes over Yuji’s body. Itadori has natural reflexes, so he is able to fight by himself until encountering someone dangerous.
Eren Yeager: Attack On Titan
The most gruesome anime of all time, Attack on Titan, is already in the final season. Fans will be unable to see Levi, Mikasa or Eren, or any other favorite characters forever. We will miss them when everything ends. Not being able to see our own favorites, we will soon be gobbled up by sadness and anxiety. Was that introduction dark? Just like Attack on Titan? Pardon, but setting the mood just seemed right.
So, we are aware of AOT and the fact about ‘Titan powers.’ Basically, Titans can also be reborn as humans. More like, transform into their human forms, again. That is, only when they eat humans! Just how Eren ate his dad and became Eren again. This simply means that a titan is only able to keep switching if they are not a normal titan. Speaking of his natural ability, Eren tried hard, no doubt but wasn’t as excellent as Mikasa. With some proper training, Eren was able to pull it off, naturally!
Monkey D. Luffy: One Piece
What did you feel when Luffy ate the Devil Fruit, Gomu Gomu no Mi? One Piece has been the most popular anime in all these years. The concept of Devil Fruit is so much better than having to eat a strand of hair, a finger, and humans, don’t you think? After eating the Devil’s Fruit, at the age of 7, Luffy had ever since become a rubber man. The Gomu Gomu no Mi is a paramecia type devil fruit that gives the user’s body the properties of rubber, making the user a rubber human. It was originally a treasure that was heavily guarded by the World Government until it was stolen by Shanks and his crew which was then accidentally eaten by the series’ protagonist Monkey D Luffy.
Rimuru Tempest: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Being a Demon Slime and having an androgynous form, Rimuru could mimic any of the respective creatures he has absorbed into an androgynous form as well. Formerly known as Satoru Mikami, the main protagonist of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, is the founder and the King of the Jura Tempest Federation in Juda forest and is one of the Demon Lords of the Octagram who lives in the Rimuru city.
Kaneki Ken: Tokyo Ghoul
From Tokyo Ghoul, Kaneki Ken, the main protagonist, has the saddest character development. The torture he’d received while he was captured by Yamori was absolutely nerve-wracking. Kaneki is the main protagonist of the Tokyo Ghoul series, who is also known by his alias Eyepatch, One-Eyed King, Black Reaper, Number 240, K-eater.
Depending on the number of ghouls and humans he has absorbed, Kaneki’s power boosts up with unique characteristics every time he consumes them. Earlier, he was just a normal teenage boy who was happy and content with his lifestyle. Never did he think that having a crush on someone would twist his life in that way!
Also Read: Will Yamori Die in Tokyo Ghoul?
Genya Shinazugawa: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
He is one of the hard-to-find characters and someone who is easily forgotten. However, despite his rude personality, his powers are no joke. His unique abilities are what make him unique, inside/out. He can transform into a demon by eating anything related to it and also gains the same amount of power. His demonic transformation is awakened when he eats a live flesh of a demon. Following his eating pattern, he easily gains the same demonic attributes, though temporarily. In the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga, Genya, with thorough training, is able to gain power even if he does not eat flesh, but anything related to a demon.
Also Read: Will Genya Shinazugawa Die in Demon Slayer?
Hajime Nagumo: Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
Having been betrayed by someone you really trust sucks. Hajime Nagumo, the titular protagonist of the Arifureta Shokugyou de Seikai Saikyou series who was kind-natured at first, fell into an abyss after one of his classmates betrayed him. His journey to become the strongest had begun since then. After consuming the monster meat, Hajime not only mutated into a human-monster hybrid, after which he became a ruthless, immensely powerful, and sadistic killer who is no longer considered a human.
Rikido Sato: My Hero Academia
Too much sugar may lead to health hazards. But too much sugar to increase your power is the first time. Well, Rikido Sato from My Hero Academia is the one to eat sugar as much as he can, for which after the sugar intake, his power increases. His quirk Sugar Rush allows him to increase his strength five-fold for three minutes. As the name suggests, Rikido has to consume sugar at least 10 grams of sugar, which also comes with its own side effects.
Pride: Fullmetal Alchemist
Being the major antagonist in the Full Metal Alchemist manga series and Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Pride has the most powerful homunculus, which wields the deadliest power. Same as the other Homunculi, Pride’s source of power is the Philosopher’s Stone (thousand of human souls sacrificed to create the Stone), serving as his core.
As the Stone grants him enhanced strength, speed, reflexes, stamina, and near-limitless regenerative abilities, Pride can also devour people with his shadowy mouths and assimilate his victim’s powers and knowledge.