Our childhood is filled with the moments of us sticking ourselves to the TV as Goku thrashed the enemies. Dragon Ball is a big part of the anime community, with millions of fans around the globe being addicted to it. The series was a big hit, and so were the overpowered set of characters who brought the series to colorful light. Akira Toriyama, the mangaka, gifted us with one of the most precious characters, Son Goku, whose unmatched powers never seem to stop surprising us. People loved Goku. Years after the original series ended, many fans of the show continue to compare every overpowered character to Goku. It’s time to answer the questions now. Are there any characters stronger than Goku? Of course, there are loads, and we are here with the popular ones.
Years have passed since Dragon Ball ended, and ever since, several new manga books have been published, many of which brought many overpowered characters to life. Which of them were stronger than Goku? As aforementioned, there are many characters that may be able to dominate him. Goku is indeed severely powerful, with his development skyrocketing every new chapter. Beating Goku is not easy. But we have made the most precise list of 15 characters who are stronger than Goku. Of course, they are not ranked because it is impossible to decide which ones are stronger due to the difference in their skill types.
Anos Voldigoad was the reincarnation of the Demon King. From his very birth, Voldigoad has proven again and again that he is a character with supreme magical abilities and godlike power. Anos Voldigoad is definitely a character capable of matching Goku’s strength. The character excelled through school and gave us a good show of his overpowered nature. Being a Demon King, Anos Voldigoad’s powers are not to be underestimated. He is built with several redeeming qualities that make him somewhat stronger than Goku in some fields.
Even within the Dragon Ball franchise exists some characters who are stronger than Goku and can defeat him with ease. One of them is Beerus, the God of Destruction, who even defeated the super Saiyan once using his minimal strength (a flick on the forehead, to be exact). Being a God, Beerus displays an overwhelming amount of power that can dominate Goku for a long time. He is also reputed to be able to destroy planets, inhabitants, and even solar systems. His strength is highly acknowledged in the series by many strong characters in Dragon Ball like Whis, Gohan, and even Goku himself.
One of the most popular anime/manga of the season was Jujutsu Kaisen, and a reason for this high popularity rate is the absolutely overpowered characters it brings forth. Sukuna is one of the characters that definitely seems stronger than Goku. The character is the very embodiment of evil and is titled to be the King of Curses, a name he received by causing havoc in the past. Sukuna has supreme abilities that remain a mystery. His attacks range close to very long distances, which enables him to take down cities. From what we have seen so far, Sukuna is not even at his 100% strength, and he can combat with mysterious yet lethal abilities.
In today’s anime community, Satoru Gojo’s name is far from being unknown. He is known to be one of the most powerful characters from Jujutsu Kaisen but is he stronger than Goku? One of Gojo’s strongest cards is his infinity, which does not allow any of his opponents to even touch him. Adding on, Gojo is not just strong, but he is also very smart. Gojo’s elite abilities also include Domain Expansions. Within his created domain, Gojo will always have the upper hand, even against the likes of Goku, unless he can create another domain over Gojo’s.
The Truth is an anime character from Fullmetal Alchemist who is arguably stronger than Goku in more ways than one. We see the character appear when another character attempted human transmutation. It is an omnipotent being that has no fears. The Truth has been stated as a godly being in the series, which is undefeatable. In fact, the only way to defeat The Truth is to give up on alchemy. As bizarre as it seems, The Truth is a power many folds stronger than Goku. It is an infinite age-old with wisdom and without bias. The Truth may even be a form of God and thus one of the most powerful beings to exist in anime history.
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From One Punch Man, Saitama is so strong that he faces an existential crisis. Saitama thrives on a good fight which he might get if he battles against Goku. However, it seems somewhat unlikely that he will lose. Like Goku, Saitama is renowned for being undefeatable. A single punch from him is enough for strong enemies to succumb to defeat. He is one of the strongest, fastest, and most durable characters to exist in any anime. It is quite insane that we haven’t yet even seen him get injured being so far into the series, which itself speaks tons for his strength.
The protagonist of Mob Psycho, Shigeo Kageyama, might be a middle schooler, but he definitely stands high on this list. He is no character to be underestimated and has often proven it in his series. Shigeo’s powers grown with the negativity of his emotions. Primarily we see bits of his powers that appear quite strong already. However, that power might not be able to defeat Goku yet. At his 100% strength, we see the true power of Shigeo Kageyama in all his glory. The character is highly unstable, true, but his psychic outbursts are not going to be easy to handle, even for the Saiyan. To add up to his strengths, Shigeo Kageyama also has psychic energy manipulation abilities that make him an even more powerful, thus troublesome opponent to face.
The protagonist of Code Geass, Lelouch Lamperouge, is one of the coolest anti-heroes ever. At first sight, we might not find anything as overpowered as Goku, and perhaps many may even disagree that he be called stronger than Goku. But we have great reasons for putting him here. Lelouch’s biggest weapon was his Geass called ‘Power of Absolute Obedience’. With this power, he can control anyone and make them follow his command. A power so supreme can dominate even the great Son Goku irrespective of which super Saiyan form he takes.
Whis is one of the most powerful characters in Dragon Ball and even claims to be the fastest and strongest in universe 7. Even Beerus has been portrayed weaker in front of Whis, which makes him way stronger than Goku too. Whis has taught these overpowered characters. Throughout the series, we are shown how he is an amazing fighter among several other brilliant skills. He belongs to the Angel Race. Even Toriyama admits that Whis is multiple times stronger than him, stating that if Goku is a 6 out of 10 (in terms of strength), Whis is a 15.
Alucard is the protagonist of the Hellsing series. He is Count Dracula himself. Which means he is not just any vampire. He is the strongest vampire to exist. Alucard has superhuman strength alongside high reflexes and speed that make him an opponent to be wary of. As a vampire, he also inherits regeneration. In addition to these powers, Alucard also has several extraordinary supernatural powers, including hypnosis, Omnipresence, gravity defiance, and weather control. Having so many powers, Alucard has always been referred to as one of the most overpowered characters who can take Goku in a fight.
Ryuk was the shinigami, or the grim reaper, from the popular anime series Death Note. As a supreme celestial being, defeating Ryuk is not easy, even for someone as overpowered as Goku. Ryuk holds psychic powers like psychometry, life span stealing, immortality, invisibility, and many more, which can give Goku some high level of disadvantage. At the same time, he is also physically very strong and can manipulate death using his death note. With these abilities, Goku can easily be defeated before he can even strike.
Zeno from Dragon Ball Super is a celestial being and the most powerful being in the entire Dragon Ball series. The character is basically the ruler of Gods. He can omit and create realities as he pleases. According to Beerus, he is not a character that can fight well but with his very ability ‘Erase,’ Zeno becomes the most powerful character in the entire series. He can erase people at his wish, which is a terrifying power to stand against. Irrespective of whatever trick Goku has up his sleeves, Zeno can defeat him as long as he makes use of Erase.
Exodia from Yu-Gi-Oh is yet another character we believe to be stronger than Goku. Better known as Exodia, The Forbidden One was summoned by the Sacred Guardians. Being a God, the character is very strong and perhaps even stronger than Goku. In fact, Exodia is not just any God but a being with limitless powers. He can dominate Goku with minimal effort. We are unsure of his full strength but even without using all of his powers, he remains outstandingly overpowering.
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Arale from Toriyama’s other series, Dr. Slump, has been confirmed to be stronger than Goku by the creator himself. A special spin-off between the two series even proves it right. Arale is a robot that was created by Senbei Norimaki. The character appears as a bubbly and cheerful little girl. But do not be deceived because this little girl can take down huge threats, which include Goku too.
From the magical series, Sailor Moon Usagi is yet another character who may be stronger than Goku. She is the sailor guardian of love and justice. Usagi has brilliant healing powers along with magical abilities that many overpowered beings may find hard to deal with. Her different forms give her many different abilities too. In one of her forms, she achieves the ability to use the power of rebirth. Even her cries are strong enough to wreak havoc from the wavelengths.
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