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Manga with overpowered (OP) characters

Overpowered characters easily rise above the conflicts of their story. When competition is involved, they use their intelligence, fighting prowess or pure raw power to win with ease, always staying ten steps ahead. This is a list voted on by the community - are we missing any characters? Reply in the comments with who and why!
1 Hellsing


2 Hellsing: The Dawn

Hellsing: The Dawn

3 Fist of the North Star

Fist of the North Star

4 Hunter x Hunter

Hunter x Hunter

5 Claymore


6 Bleach


7 Naruto


8 Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

9 Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied

10 Akame ga Kill!

Akame ga Kill!

11 Assassination Classroom

Assassination Classroom

12 Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto

Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto

13 Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail

14 One Piece

One Piece

15 Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball

16 Medaka Box

Medaka Box

17 Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

18 Noblesse


19 The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins

20 Akagi


21 Ten: Tenhou Doori no Kaidanji

Ten: Tenhou Doori no Kaidanji

22 Black Haze

Black Haze

23 Attack on Titan: No Regrets

Attack on Titan: No Regrets

24 Hellper


25 DICE: The Cube that Changes Everything

DICE: The Cube that Changes Everything

26 Übel Blatt

Übel Blatt

27 Berserk


28 One Outs

One Outs

29 Devil May Cry 3

Devil May Cry 3

30 Devil May Cry (Light Novel)

Devil May Cry (Light Novel)

31 Needless


32 The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor

The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor

Weed has been grinding for months at the training grounds, and has several high level dungeons all to himself, so he is OP compared to the other players.

33 Tobari of the Dawn

Tobari of the Dawn

Tobari loves to battle and his raw power is unmatched in most cases. He's a youkai who easily defeats his youkai foes. He's extremely gentle with humans, seeing them as delicate flowers that are easily crushed.

34 My Instant Death Ability is So Overpowered, No One in This Other World Stands a Chance Against Me! (Light Novel)

My Instant Death Ability is So Overpowered, No One in This Other World Stands a Chance Against Me! (Light Novel)


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AnonymousFan2014 Mar 28, 2019

There's no Katekyo Hitman Reborn , Beezelbub , or Toriko

Epimondas May 27, 2017

I'm suprised you don't the god level op characters of Yuki Nagato and Kyrie Illunis on this list.  Nothing in those anime can even touch their levels of power and few characters in all of anime history even come close.  They are essentially on the power level of gods and goddesses.  And I have them at the top of my op characters list of all time, though I titled the list differently.  Though some on your list I could agree on, I would not concur on their position.  I'd rate 7 Deadly Sin's Melodias higher than Full Metal's Edward or that weird kid god like enemy who I think was the better and more powerful enemy of either series' of Full Metal and Claymore.  A few others I would have adjusted to but most are a bit closer a call.  Claymore there are several characters from that series that are exceptionally powerful so even though some are pretty broad a margin in power, they are generally closer together in power than say Melodias to nearly anyone in Deadly Sins.  Claymore for example has a whole group of 'awakened' where as we only know of a dozen or so demons existing at all.  Though Ban is pretty powerful to, I think he isn't actually quite an equal match. Even if he were, the last remaining sin is the strongest for brief time periods supposedly but has far more weaknesses too.  So it really isn't quite better than Melodias.  This is the same for Hunter x Hunter, though Gon might have the most potential, he is far from the strongest and there are half a dozen to a dozen on a level comparable to him or better even at his strongest.  Two of his buddies for example could be on that list.  Two of the bug queen's children would be on that list for sure but if the king had more time to live and grow, he might have well surpassed Gon's greatest potential or perhaps he had a finite upper limit.  One of the methods of his growth was too vague even if it appeared quite op and gross.  The queen's method of creating new life was even more op.  Those higher level characters and skills had kind of a quirky balance that some what offset each other though so the differences might only appear greater then they were.

I roughly agree that most belong on such a list and it is a good list but there is quite a few more you could add and a few you could add that would put them all to shame.

jstonebu789 Feb 1, 2017

One-punch man is another (and the whole point of the story)