Superman is a powerful character from the DC universe. A famous superhero known all over the globe. Even to those of us who aren’t fans of Superman.
There have been countless arguments and debates for god knows how long about who could defeat Superman.
Or who Superman can’t defeat.
There’s also so many posts on dozens of Anime sites describing some of the most powerful Anime characters of all time.
Some of it is an opinion, and some of it is based on logical arguments.
I thought I’d blend the two topics together and bring something different.
Let’s get to it then, shall we?
Here are 10 of the most powerful anime characters who could realistically defeat Superman.
1. Madoka Kaname (Madoka Magica)
Madoka Kaname is the main character from Puella Magi
An anime series that takes the typical magical-girl genre and flips it on its head. Bringing a dark, twisted feel to it.
By the end of the series, Madoka Kaname becomes a goddess. And she’s so powerful there’s no limit to what she’s able to do.
The reality is: If Superman (or even Goku) went up against Madoka Kaname, she could delete either of them from existence.
And the battle would already be over before you can say “wtf”.
Madoka is also immortal and has the potential to destroy the entire universe with her power.
If you want to learn more about why Madoka Kaname is so powerful, you should check this out.
2. SS Blue Vegito (Dragon Ball Super)
There’s no questions asked with this one. SS Blue Vegito is even stronger than Beerus.
And Beerus by himself is immensely powerful. Not just by Anime standards, but by power standards in general.
Beerus for example cut an entire planet in half with the tap of his finger.
Vegito (especially in SS Blue form) would have no problem giving Superman the beating of his life. And being victorious without a doubt.
3. Majin Buu (Dragon Ball Z)
It doesn’t matter which Majin Buu we’re talking about.
But for power’s sake, let’s say we focus on Super Buu, Kid Buu, or the Super Buu who absorbed Gohan…
Superman wouldn’t stand a chance for 2 obvious reasons:
- Buu has the power to absorb anybody. No matter how powerful.
- Majin Buu is able to regenerate from any attacks. The only way to defeat Buu is to completely destroy every last piece of him so he can’t regenerate.
Superman may be more powerful than Buu, but that won’t matter once he absorbs Superman. Then it’s all over.
4. Accelerator (A Certain Magical Index)
Accelerator is a character from the Anime series – A Certain Magical Index, and A Certain Scientific Railgun.
When it comes to power, there’s nobody who’s stronger than Accelerator in the Anime series (or light novels).
What makes Accelerator so strong?
His entire body is protected by a force field. Any outside attacks (bullets, magic, physical attacks, etc) are blocked automatically. No matter how strong or powerful.
All this happens without accelerator having to do anything.
What makes his abilities dangerous is his vectors. He can use his vectors to reverse the blood flow within a human (or non-human) body.
Which then of course kills the person right on the spot.
These are the reasons why Accelerator should have no problem defeating a character like Superman. Regardless of how much “physical strength” superman has.
He controls vectors.
5. Saitama (One Punch Man)
That’s right. You saw it coming, but it has to be mentioned.
Saitama is a parody character from the One Punch Man manga and Anime series.
It’s because he’s a parody character that he’d have no problem defeating Superman.
Even if he’s not able to defeat Superman in one punch, it would be over within at least a couple of punches.
And that’s not all.
Saitama has yet to reveal his full power within the Anime or
So it’s doubtful Superman (or any powerful character) stands a chance against a hero like Saitama.
6. Barragan Louisenbairn (Bleach)
Out of all the lists I’ve seen about the most powerful Anime characters…. I’m baffled as to why Barragan never makes it to the list.
Barragan is a character introduced later on in the Bleach Anime (and
His ability is senescence. Meaning Barragan is able to age anything he touches.
Or as the dictionary puts it:
the condition or process of deterioration with age.
One example is in his battle with Soul Reaper Captain – Soi-Fon.
In Barragan’s first form, he lightly touches Soi-Fon on her shoulder. And within seconds her arm breaks and she’s unable to use it.
On top of that – anything or anyone who comes close to Barragan is slowed down by his force field.
In Barragan’s final form, anything Barragan touches rots and burns to dust within a matter of seconds. And the same thing happens to anyone (like Superman) who tries to physically attack Barragan.
Making it impossible to fight Barragan head-on.
And to make things worse – Barragan is able to age magic, barriers, and anything that’s affected by time (since nothing lasts forever).
Of all the characters on this list, Barragan vs Superman would be the most unfair fight because of his abilities.
7. Whis (Dragon Ball Super)
Remember what I said about Beerus earlier, and how SS Blue Vegito is even stronger?
Well, that’s nothing compared to someone like Whis.
Whis is an angel even more powerful than Beerus. And Whis is the guy who trained Beerus in the first place.
Compared to Beerus, Whis is on another level when it comes to power. Their difference in power is comparable to a house cat vs a Lion.
No matter how you wanna slice the cake, Whis would destroy Superman with little effort.
8. Vados (Dragon Ball Super)
If you thought it couldn’t get any more ridiculous, you were wrong. Vados is the older sister of Whis, so it goes without saying about powerful she is.
As an angel, Vados is able to destroy any nearby planets just by tapping her staff. And as with Saitama, both Vados and Whis have yet to show their full power in
Not even half of it. Or a quarter.
Just like with Barragan, this fight with Superman would be over before it even begins. Making Vados one of the most powerful Anime characters ever created.
9. Lord Of Nightmares (Slayers)
As Xellos put it (a powerful demon):
“Lord Of Nightmares, the mother of all things.”
She’s omniscient and is from the anime – Slayers. It’s an
Everything that exists is a result of her, hence the “mother of all things”.
She’s unbeatable by definition unless you put her against someone of equal power as far as omniscience and omnipotence. But that would be a pointless battle anyway.
She’s hit the DELETE button on the keyboard and Superman would be wiped clean from existence.
What powerful anime characters would you add to this list?