Top 10 Annoyingly Overpowered Anime Characters

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Written by Alex Crilly-Mckean Think you can tone it down a little, guys? Welcome to and today we are counting down our picks for the top ten annoyingly overpowered anime characters. For this list, we’ll be looking at characters from anime that have so much power that at times it starts to do them a disservice. Also, be on the lookout for a few spoilers down the line. Special thanks to our user Ashjbow for submitting the idea on our interactive suggestion tool: WatchMojo.comsuggest

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Top 10 Annoyingly Overpowered Anime Characters

Think you can tone it down a little, guys? Welcome to and today we are counting down our picks for the top ten annoyingly overpowered anime characters.

For this list, we’ll be looking at characters from anime that have so much power that at times it starts to do them a disservice. Also, be on the lookout for a few spoilers down the line.

#10: Misogi Kumagawa

“Medaka Box” (2012)

Whatever you do, don’t mistake that smiling face for an innocent high schooler, because this guy is screwed up big time. And we are not talking about the giant screws he often summons to impale people with. With an unrelentingly negative attitude combined with that of his Minus abilities, Kumagawa’s abnormalities make him an opponent only a few can hope to face. With his power of All Fiction, he can undo any action, including damage, time and even the existence of colour. He’s basically the ultimate backspace button.

#9: Katsuki Bakugo

“My Hero Academia” (2016-)

Explosive doesn’t even begin to describe it. With a Quirk that causes everything he touches to detonate with devastating results, Bakugo is one of the most destructive of U.A High’s heroes in training. The only thing deadlier than his powers is his attitude. With a short temper and violent nature, Bakugo could be seen as an ideal candidate for the League of Villains. Given how he was strong enough to take out the elemental juggernaut Todoroki in the finals, his power level is rather staggering. Here’s hoping he learns restraint after graduation…

#8: Blackbeard

“One Piece” (1999-)

The oceans are crawling with Devil Fruit users whose strength is so monumental they could crush whole armies, yet this pirate looks to one-day top them all. Given how his monstrous actions at Marineford led to the deaths of both Whitebeard and Ace, we knew that Marshall D. Teach was well on his way to becoming the highlight villain for the series. He certainly wasn’t lacking in the powers department given how his control of darkness laid waste to all who crossed him. You’d think that would be enough, but then the bastard went and stole Whitebeard’s near-unstoppable abilities for himself! Come on Blackbeard, now you’re just getting greedy!

#7: Inaho Kaizuka

“Aldnoah.Zero” (2014-15)

Given the crappy conditions of his childhood and the constant threat of intergalactic war, we can kind of wrap our heads around Inaho adapting himself to be highly knowledgeable about history, science and tactics. That being said, when a fifteen-year-old gets his hands on a giant mecha and singlehandedly outwits wave after wave of veteran soldiers, you have officially jumped the shark. The emotional entanglement he shares with the Princess of Mars is rather touching, it’s just a shame he infringes on Gary Stu territory too often for our taste. That cyber implant not exactly helping things.

#6: Beerus

“Dragon Ball Super” (2015-)

When we got our first glance of this God of Destruction, he was an enemy beyond anything our favourite Super Sayain had ever come across. He could destroy planets without any effort, knock out Goku singlehandedly, it even took the power of a Super Sayain God just to hold a candle to his might. Alas, his power level is so high that it’s gotten to the point where no amount of training of transformations can scratch him. As a result, whenever Beerus appears on screen, we know someone is about to get squashed and there’s no chance it’s going to be him.

#5: Tatsumaki

“One Punch Man” (2015)

This one is a little ironic, what with the show’s lead quite possibly being anime’s strongest character. The key difference being that Saitama, despite his insta-kill punches, is portrayed in such a way that he remains lovable. The same can’t be said for the Tornado of Terror, an S-Class hero whose mastery of psychokinesis lets her rip apart spaceships, summoning meteors and of course smash Genos to pieces. Here’s hoping she learns a little humility some time soon…

#4: Diana Cavendish

“Little Witch Academia” (2017)

To be a great spellcaster, one must first hit the books. Unless of course they are Diana, to which magic comes naturally due to her superior talent as well as coming from a very prestigious line of witches. Her pride in her abilities and proper upbringing certainly paints her as the snobby type, though we later learn she’s far from a one dimension caricature. That being said, her magical prowess is off the freaking charts. She can nullify certain spells, create and sense illusions, animate objects, unleash a variety of powerful blasts and she is the fastest in the Academy at learning pretty much anything.

#3: Sosuke Aizen

“Bleach” (2004-12)

The reveal of this former Captain as a villain was almost masterful. His deception, manipulation and otherworldly strength set him up to be the perfect antagonist for Ichigo and company. And then came the Battle for Karakura Town. While he still had his obscenely powerful zanpakuto capable of distorting a person’s senses, things got really ridiculous when Aizen revealed that he had predicted every event in Ichigo’s life, slaughtered his way through each member of the Gotei 13, and then even got his own series of transformations. When it takes a deus-ex-machina like the Final Getsuga Tensho to put him down, you know you’ve made your villain way too strong.

#2: Kirito

“Sword Art Online” (2012-14)

You may be in a video game dude, but there are still rules you have to follow! After finding himself trapped in the virtual world of Sword Art Online, our duel sword wielding protagonist is thrown into a dungeon crawler adventure sprawling with boss battles, rival players, and of course his own in-game waifu. Somewhere along the way he must have managed to find cheat codes because not only does Kirito manage to slice apart his enemies with ease, but he staves off a virtual death and kills the creator of the game. You know, the man who’s supposed to be unkillable? We’re calling OP on that.

#1: Tatsuya Shiba

“The Irregular at Magic High School” (2014)

And this is what happens when you try to make your main character too much of a badass straight from the get-go, we get overpowered blandness. Aside from falling into the category of emotionally reserved, highly-intelligent prodigy, the sheer level of this guy’s power is mind-blowing to the point of being absurd. He’s got top tier fighting and marksmanships skills, can cancel magic, heal all injuries instantaneously, and destroy an enemy with the click of his fingers. Without any charm to hold the weight of such power, Tatsuya remains the number one gary stu under the sun.

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