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Discover 9 Anime With Overpowered Protagonists

Check out the anime with the most powerful protagonists of all!

The power of the protagonist is almost always a constant when it comes to shounen anime. However, everyone agrees that when it comes to "overpowered" characters, there are some titles that stand out, featuring protagonists so prestigious that they would be able to destroy or save the entire universe without much effort.

In this list we're going to investigate the 9 most absurd anime with overpowered protagonists and organize them from the least strong to the most skilled. Can you guess who will be at the top, reigning supreme among the powerful?

Anime with overpowering protagonists

Of course, the level of power of the protagonist mentioned is not directly related to the quality of the work they are in. So it's not just because one protagonist is stronger than the last that their anime automatically becomes better too. So it's good to keep in mind that we're focusing on the power of these characters and not exactly on the plot they're part of.

Death Note

Death Note characters
Death Note characters

Although Light Yagami doesn't stand out when it comes to physical strength, his intellect and capacity for strategy make Death Note one of the anime with an overpowered protagonist. With his psychological games, he manages to outwit the police and the world's most competent investigator, as well as escaping situations that would be impossible for any ordinary person.

Death Note tells the story of a bored young man who one day finds a notebook lying on the floor of his school. This notebook gives him the ability to kill anyone by writing their full name on its pages. From then on, the protagonist decides that he will eliminate the world's bad guys and become a kind of God of Justice. The plot lasted 37 episodes and to this day is considered one of the most popular anime among otaku.

Code Geass

Protagonist of Code Geass
Protagonist of Code Geass

Another anime with an overpowered protagonist is Code Geass. With the power of Geass and his above-average intellect, Lelouch Lamperougue manages to ensure that his orders are always carried out and his plans and strategies are practically infallible.

The anime, which has 50 episodes in all, introduces us to a war scenario where a confrontation between an empire called Britannia declares war on Japan and ends up defeated, even losing its name in the process. The sons of the emperor of Britannia live by keeping their identities secret after being used as bargaining chips. However, when Lelouch receives a formidable power from a mysterious woman, he sees the perfect opportunity to take revenge.

Overlord

Overlord characters
Overlord characters

Ainz Ooal Gown, or simply "Momonga", is said by Nazarick's NPCs to be the most powerful of the 41 Supreme Beings in the game universe in which the anime is set. This makes Overlord one of the anime with an overpowered protagonist to be mentioned here. And the most interesting thing is that Momonga is both the protagonist and the villain of the story!

The story unfolds over 52 episodes so far, divided into four seasons. In it, we are introduced to the game Yggdrasil, which is about to be closed forever. One of the players wants to spend the final minutes of the online server in it, but when it closes, he finds himself trapped in its universe. The work also stands out for being an isekai anime with an overpowered protagonist, those anime where the character is transported to some other world, usually involving a game, and has to live a totally different life from the one he was used to.

Hellsing Ultimate

Protagonist of Hellsing
Protagonist of Hellsing

Hellsing is a very popular anime among root otaku and the sheer extent of its protagonist Alucard's powers makes it one of the anime with an overpowered protagonist. The character is a powerful vampire and has shown that he's not to be trifled with in all the fights he's been in, especially when he faced the priest Alexander Anderson.

Hellsing Ultimate is an OVA series released after the main series with a total of 10 episodes. In it, we follow Madame Integra of the Hellsing organization, a group that protects England from the supernatural. She fights alongside Alucard, an immortal and loyal vampire who protects her.

Mob Psycho 100

Protagonist of Mob Psycho 100
Protagonist of Mob Psycho 100

Psychic powers are always very powerful and the extreme potential of Shigeo Kageyama's abilities makes Mob Psycho one of the anime with an overpowered protagonist. The anime has 37 episodes divided into three seasons and comes from the same creator as One Punch-Man.

Despite being very powerful, Kageyama needs to keep his power under control and contain his emotions. If by any chance his emotional level reaches 100%, the lives of everyone around him are in grave danger.

Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan

Characters from Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan
Characters from Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan

Like Kageyama, the protagonist mentioned earlier, Saiki has psychic powers, but not only that! He can also teleport, turn invisible and handle fire! His abilities are so great that he couldn't be left out of the list of anime with an overpowered protagonist.

To contain his unbelievably strong powers, Saiki uses two inhibitors in his head. At one point, he removes just one of the inhibitors and his abilities become insane! The story is divided into two seasons with 48 episodes in total.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Protagonist of Madoka Magica
Protagonist of Madoka Magica

At first Madoka Magica doesn't seem very different from other titles in the Mahou Shoujo genre, but it doesn't take long for the viewer to discover that it's quite dark and different. The level of power that Madoka reaches at the end, to the point of becoming a Goddess responsible for the creation and destruction of universes, makes this title one of the anime with an overpowered protagonist.

Complete in just 12 episodes, the anime follows a group of schoolgirls who become magical girls. Their main objective is to fight powerful enemies called "witches".

Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball characters
Dragon Ball characters

How can we talk about anime with overpowered characters without mentioning Dragon Ball? Goku has died and revived many times, saving the Earth from the most diverse threats, destroying enemies who were once threats to the entire universe, but who, in the end, couldn't resist a battle against the Saiyan warrior.

Dragon Ball has six seasons, the first two of which are called Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, each with 153 and 291 episodes respectively. The focus is on Son Goku, an alien who was raised on Earth and is always looking to become the best warrior.

One Punch Man

Protagonist of One Punch-Man
Protagonist of One Punch-Man

The king of anime with an overpowered protagonist could be none other than One Punch-Man. With Saitama always resolving his battles with nothing more than a single punch, calling him overpowered would still be too little to describe him.

Saitama trained hard for three years in order to become a hero in a society where being a hero is a serious profession that is supervised by the government. The training was so strong that the hair on his head fell out, but it transformed him into the strongest living being in the universe. The anime has 24 episodes divided into two seasons.

Of course, there are many other anime with overpowered protagonists out there, but these are the ones that stand out the most. Did you miss any of these titles? Let us know in the comments! We want to know what you think! Also check out the 11 best dubbed anime you need to watch!

Nick Narukame
I have a degree in Literature from the Fluminense Federal University. Since 2011, I've been writing about anime for specialized websites and magazines. I'm also interested in manga, dramas, games, cosplay and chocolate. I currently write for Rede Ardente and other sites.

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