Top 10 Times Anime Characters Showed Their True Power



Top 10 Times Anime Characters Showed Their True Power

VOICE OVER: Ashley Bowman WRITTEN BY: Garrett Alden
If you've got it, might as well flaunt it. Join Ashley as we look over the times in anime where characters showed off what they could really do, as seen in series such as "Bleach", "Dragon Ball Z", "Gintama" and more!
Script written by Garrett Alden

Top 10 Times Anime Characters Showcased Their Power

Welcome to WatchMojo and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the top 10 times anime characters showcased their powers.

For this list, we’ll be going over the occasions when anime characters illustrated their true strength, whether through coincidental actions, or deliberate flexing. Since some of these moments involve spoilers, be forewarned.

If there’s an anime character’s powerful showcase you wish we’d showcased, let us know in the comments!

#10: Killua Solos the Hunter Exam

“Hunter x Hunter” (2011-14)

The Hunter exam is one of the most grueling contests around. So when Killua Zoldyck leaves his current adventure in Greed Island to retake the test, it seems like it could take a while. However, upon arriving there and seeing many familiar faces among the 1489 applicants, the examiner of the first stage throws him a softball – all the examinees need to do is defeat 5 people and collect their tags. Killua then decides to defeat ALL of his fellow contestants! And using his literal lightning speed, he does it in a flash! It takes him longer to collect their tags than it did to knock everyone out!

#9: Utsuro vs. Everyone

“Gintama” (2006-18)

Utsuro is one of the most overpowered villains in anime. The guy stomps everyone upon his introduction, and one would think that was already enough to establish him as a credible threat. But then the immortal decides to take on most of the main cast! He throws people around like rag dolls, casually cuts throats, and survives countless stab wounds, some of them self-inflicted, because it’s easier to hit people behind you like that, I guess. Even losing a hand is no big deal! Utsuro just wrecks them all with an infuriating smile on his face!

#8: Hajime vs. 60K Monsters

“Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest” (2019-)

With an army of 60 thousand monsters bearing down on a small village, things look dire. Or at least, they would if Hajime and his growing harem weren’t there to stop them. While the ladies also demonstrate their significant strength, the real nail in the coffins of the attacking creatures is Hajime. The OP anti-hero uses heaps of summoned miniguns and other heavy weaponry to cut through the army of darkness like it’s made of paper. That’s what’ll happen if you go up against a guy who eats monsters for breakfast. Literally.

#7: Vegeta & The Punching Machine

“Dragon Ball Z” (1989-96)

The heroes of “Dragon Ball” are so strong they make ordinary people look like ants sometimes. So during the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament, most of the gang agrees to hold back when hitting a punching machine meant to test their strength. Naturally, Vegeta refuses to play along. The egomaniac holds nothing back and sends the device flying into a wall, busted and broken. Sure, the rest of the gang knew how strong Vegeta was, but he needed to make sure the other, weaker fighters knew too. Plus, maybe he just wanted to intimidate the punching machine too.

#6: Anos Puts Zepes Through Hell

“The Misfit of Demon King Academy” (2020-)

The titular academy pits new students against each other on their first day to test their strength. But arrogant demon noble Zepes has bad luck – he’s pitted against Anos Voldigoad, the reincarnation of the previous Demon King. Anos blows out Zepes’ fiery sword by just breathing. He opens wounds all over his opponent’s body with only his heartbeat! But the thing that really blows Zepes away, in a literal sense, is when Anos snaps his fingers and disintegrates him. Only to resurrect him so he can start the death cycle all over again! It’s a fantastic establishing power moment, because Anos does so much with so little.

#5: Ainz’s Power Induces Vomiting

“Overlord” (2015-)

When a bunch of mercenaries get the bright idea to rob the Great Tomb of Nazarick, Ainz Ooal Gown decides to have some fun telling them to “get off his lawn”. Pretending to be a skeleton warrior, the all-powerful Overlord battles them with a sword and shield on his colosseum floor. While he’s not even skilled with weapons, he still handles them all easily. After dispelling his equipment, some of the party suspect he uses magic. The group’s own magic caster is sure he isn’t, but it turns out Ainz is just hiding his power with a ring. Once it comes off, his aura is so monstrous and evil that the girl loses her lunch. Does anyone else hear boss music?

#4: The One

“The Seven Deadly Sins” (2014-21)

Escanor has had plenty of opportunities to showcase why he’s justified in being the Sin of Pride, but our pick goes to his battle with Meliodas. Embracing his demonic side, the Sin of Wrath runs rampant over his friends, with none of them, even the overpowered Escanor, able to do much to their amnesiac captain. However, that changes at high noon, when Escanor’s sun-based abilities are at their strongest. For a minute, he gains the power of “The One.” In this blazing form, all it takes is a single hand chop and Meliodas goes down. He thought he could win, but Escanor decided otherwise.

#3: Level 0

“Hellsing: Ultimate” (2006-12)

With London embroiled in the flames of war between the Church and Nazi Vampires, it’s up to a monster to save the day. After his master gives the word, Alucard removes the last seal on his power – Level 0. In this state, Alucard is an amorphous mass of dark, bloody energy, from which he can summon the undead souls and bodies of everyone the O.G. vampire has devoured over his long life. And as his wave of death sweeps through the city, he only acquires more and more soldiers. No wonder they keep restraints on his power! Without them, he’s a tsunami of death!

#2: Bojji Defeats Bosse

“Ranking of Kings” (2021-)

Bojji is a prince born with a lot of obstacles in his way, first and foremost being his father, Bosse. His gigantic dad siphoned all the strength Bojji would ever have to himself, making him an unbelievably powerful warrior. However, after undergoing training, Bojji discovered his own talents with a blade. With Bosse possessing Bojji’s brother, and threatening his retainers, Bojji steps up to face his titanic papa. In this gorgeously rendered fight scene, Bojji uses precision strikes to cut Bosse’s weapon down to size. It’s vindication for Bojji, who has been looked down on his whole life, only to defeat the world’s strongest man. Who’s the boss now?

#1: Kenpachi Takes Off His Eyepatch

“Bleach” (2004-12)

Kenpachi Zaraki is such a fight hungry mad lad of a shinigami that he’ll do just about anything to enjoy a battle. That includes wearing an eyepatch that diminishes his spiritual power. Even while he’s wearing it, the pressure he gives off is immense. But the times when he finds an opponent worth removing it for, or his foe makes the mistake of knocking it off, that’s when his true strength is unleashed. When fighting Ichigo, Kenpachi sliced through a huge building with a single swing. Likewise, while fighting the Espada, Nnoitra, Kenpachi cut through his iron skin like it were paper. Bottomline – if you see both his eyes…run!