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Top 10 Anime Characters With Insane Hidden Powers

VO: Ashley Bowman WRITTEN BY: Alex Crilly-Mckean
Where were they hiding something like that?! Welcome to WatchMojo and today we are counting down our picks for the Top 10 Anime Characters With Insane Hidden Powers. For this list, we’ll be looking at the individuals in anime that were keeping an immensely powerful ability under wraps, only to unleash it in the most spectacular way imaginable.

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Top 10 Anime Characters With Insane Hidden Powers

Where were they hiding something like that?! Welcome to WatchMojo and today we are counting down our picks for the Top 10 Anime Characters With Insane Hidden Powers.

For this list, we’ll be looking at the individuals in anime that were keeping an immensely powerful ability under wraps, only to unleash it in the most spectacular way imaginable.

#10: Kale

“Dragon Ball Super” (2015-)

Its always the quiet ones. While on first glance Kale looks to be a rather anxious girl who would rather cling to her mentor Caulifa instead of getting into fights, that all changed when her jealousy got the better of her. This was apparently enough to trigger her own transformation…into the Legendary Super Saiyan. We have no idea whether she’s Universe 6’s answer to Broly or she’s got infinite potential, but what we do know is that Cabba should think twice before asking Caulifa on a date anytime soon.

#9: Nice

“Hamatora: The Animation” (2014)

It’s fair to say that if you’re in an anime where everyone has unique abilities, and you’re so much of a swell guy you’re named Nice, then chances are you’re going to have somekind of god-mode. As a Minimum Holder, Nice normally relies on turning himself into sound waves as a means of getting an edge over a foe. However, he’s also got another ace in the hole, one that relies on both Skills heart and inspiring hope in others, which in turn restores their lost Minimums. This guy is the best kind of rechargeable battery.

#8: Jotaro Kujo

“JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders” (2014-15)

Before you ask, no, we’re not talking about Stands here, because literally everyone and their great aunt has one by now. While Star Platinum is indeed impressive with its speed and ferocity, we’re actually pinpointing that one bonus ability that this Joestar descendant managed to pull out of the bag during his fight with Dio. The power to stop time itself. Originally thought to be a power only Dio could use, it’s possible that Jotaro is able to use this ability due to the family connection to Jonathan Joestar’s body.

#7: Yuichiro Hyakuya

“Seraph of the End” (2015)

Life kind of sucks when you’ve been turned into walking bloodbanks in order to appease your new vampire overlords, something that Yuichiro takes great offense to. While his swordsmanship is capable of taking out most bloodsuckers he comes across, the combination of his childhood friend Mika being turned into a vampire, as well as his soldier buddies getting slaughtered, eventually the teen was pushed just a tad too far. While we were aware that Yuichiro had a little demon in him…we weren’t prepared for just how monstrous his incomplete Seraph form really was.

#6: Bell Cranel

“Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?” (2015)

He wants to be the greatest adventurer, like no one ever was, though since he’s a rookie, Bell has a long way to go before he can start claiming those S-Class quests. Or does he? While his swordsmanship and talents with fireballs are pretty on point, he’s only managed to slay as many monsters and explore as many dungeons as he has due to a mysterious ability that causes his stats to rise like crazy. This skill has propelled him forward to the point that he can claim victory in battles with increasingly higher level monsters, meaning his potential growth is pretty staggering. Now if Hestia would just tell him about it.

#5: Yusuke Urameshi

“Yu Yu Hakusho” (1992-94)

He can beat the crap out of anyone with his bear fists or blast them back to the afterlife with a single burst of his Spirit Gun. Yep, this bad boy is a jack of all trades. That being said, given how we had gotten so used to him knocking down one demon after another, we weren’t exactly prepared for the reveal that Yusuke had a little devilry of his own coursing through his veins. As the climactic battle with Sensui comes to a close, the Spirit Detective makes a triumphant return…this time armed with a shit tone of demonic strength, and a hellish new hairdo. Guess he’s the best of all three worlds.

#4: Asta

“Black Clover” (2017-)

It wouldn’t be your typical shounen if the main character didn’t have a dark power lurking deep inside of him, and sure enough, Asta’s got quite the twisted tenant lurking in his soul. While we’ve seen hints of his demon entity pop on occasion during Asta’s most trying battles, it wasn’t until Ladros got all up in his business that Asta found himself coming face to face with his inner darkness. While it nearly swallowed him whole, the Black Bull’s resident non-magical loser managed to win the day by flying in like a bat out of hell. Well, to be more precise, like a Black Meteorite.

#3: Gon Freecss

“Hunter x Hunter” (2011-14)

While this kid has always been full of surprises, after the likes of Heavens Arena and Greed Island, we thought we had seen all Gon had to offer. After all, what else could top the world’s strongest game of rock paper scissors? Then his friend got killed by an evil pussycat, and that’s when the gloves came off. Distraught over losing Kite, Gon’s rage and overwhelming Nen transformed his body into the pinnacle of strength. Much like Pitou, all we could do was watch in disbelief as Gon effortlessly displayed power equal to that of the Chimera Ant Kind. This form is so boss that he can even used his severed arm as a weapon!

#2: Eren Yaeger

“Attack on Titan” (2013-)

While we were taken aback when it was revealed this vengeful member of the Survey Corp could turn into a Titan, the real kicker came when Eren managed to twist the minds of the humanoid monsters with a single scream. With the mystery of the Titans continuing to deepen, the revelation about Eren’s purpose as the coordinate totally changed the power balance, not to mention highlighted how much of a dangerous weapon he really was to both humanity and the Titans in general. You don’t mess someone who can summon a swarm of giants as his homies with just a battlecry.

#1: Monkey D. Luffy

“One Piece” (1999-)

As if the future Pirate King wouldn’t be able to tap into something as world-changing as Haki. While his mastery over the Gum Gum Fruit made Luffy a lethal threat against everything from rival pirates to marines to zombies, it was when he unknowingly unleashed the Conqueror’s Haki that really brought home the fact he was more than just a badass with a dream. From that point on, Luffy has only continued to astound us with just how far he has been able to delve into Haki’s multiple facets, to the point where he’s even able to stand toe to toe with masters like Katakuri.

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