Top 10 Badass Main Characters from Anime Series

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Fans can categorize their favorite beings in a variety of ways. And one of the most popular categories of anime characters is Badass. Anime with an OP and Badass MC frequently feature the theme of strength, prowess, and skills that change our daily life for good!

And it goes without saying that normal beings cannot use these powers; they either need to possess the necessary skills or undergo significant change to adapt and earn the right to use them. So let’s take a look at ranking some of the most badass main characters that anime has to offer. We hope you enjoy it!

10. Karma Akabane (Assassination Classroom)

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Karma Akabane is among the main characters in Assassination Classroom. Despite being young, he is menacing as an assassin. His intelligence and fighting skills are simply too impressive for his age. With his devil-like attitude and cold-killer nature, this character makes any fan fall in love with him. 

Fans find it hard to believe he belongs to Class 3 E because of his badass personality. However, he has also experienced life in his own way.

9. Asta (Black Clover)

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The annoying little shrimp from Black Clover has undergone an incredible transformation, both in terms of his strength and personality. Asta was mocked constantly because he was born without any magic. His ability to use “Anti-Magic,” a power to negate Magic, which is essentially the core of Black Clover, soon allows him to surprise people.

Asta likely possesses one of the more uncommon abilities in anime. Asta’s unwavering resolve is one of his true strengths. Even though every organ in his body is screaming and he can no longer move, he is not ready to give up. And that’s how he always turns things around.

8. Mugen (Samurai Champloo)

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Mugen learned to fight with all his might while growing up on the criminally chaotic Ryukyu Islands. He will not submit to authority under any circumstances and would rather die in battle than do so.

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He is unpredictable and impulsive, making him difficult for more upstanding individuals like Jin to deal with. Whether he is annoying or not, he is unquestionably tough as nails.

7. Hyakkimaru (Dororo)

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Swordsmanship is difficult enough as it is. However, try doing it without your crucial limbs or body parts. Hyakkimaru was born with most of his body parts missing due to a curse his father put on him, including his skin, limbs, nose, eyes, and ears. 

Despite all of this, he can fight off demons with his sword. Because his swords are attached to his prostheses, he can fight more efficiently.

6. Shinya Kougami (Psycho-Pass)

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If you’re not a fan of the new “overpowered and calm” approach to badassery, Shinya might be a better fit. He’s that old-school, somewhat cool that’s unconventional but gets results. Even though the higher-ups look down on him, he does his best to do his job and catch the many insane perpetrators in the open.

You even get a hint of the cliche “no one understands a criminal better than a criminal” feeling. In terms of traditional cop coolness, Shinya has you covered.

5. Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)

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Here are the top five. And these MCs are going to be among the best of all time. So let’s take a look at them, shall we? Lelouch Lamperouge will be our starting point in this instance. 

Lelouch’s immense drive and ambition make him so badass and memorable. The guy is willing to go to any length to achieve his goal. And the series’ climax demonstrates how committed he is to this cause.

He certainly isn’t perfect. However, he is clever and daring enough to take control of any situation. The magical eye is also beneficial, but that is beside the point.

4. Vash the Stampede (Trigun)

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Vash, also known as the Humanoid Typhoon and the Stampede, is a liability to some and a powerful ally to others. He acts silly and exaggerates his friendlier qualities when he wants to make people feel at ease, but when the people he cares about are in danger, he calms down, focuses, and can quickly eliminate the threat. 

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He is a complex individual whose troubled past hangs over him heavily, but he remains strong despite and because of it. That level of emotional complexity and battle skill make for one Badass MC.

3. Gojo Satoru (Jujutsu Kaisen)

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Gojo Satoru is one of the main characters in Jujutsu Kaisen, and we’re not going to lie – he’s a real mess. He is a character that not only acknowledges that he is the strongest but also takes pride in it, unlike many others. And that makes him even more distinctive. When you combine it with the fact that Gojo is powerful enough to change reality, you get an overpowered monster who is fortunately on our side.

He can shatter anyone with his skills, and his mere presence can frighten curses. With all these things working in his favor and a powerful personality, Gojo Satoru is one of the most badass main characters in recent times.

2. Saitama (One-Punch Man)

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Saitama is a regular guy when he’s not protecting the world against dangerous monsters. Since he is bald and is dressed in a yellow jumpsuit, most people even make fun of his appearance. 

However, he becomes the most powerful human when he dons his superhero cape. He is so powerful that he can knock out his opponents with just one punch. He has reached the point where he no longer experiences any thrill from battles because they all end too quickly.

1. Alucard (Hellsing)

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Alucard is a vampire who hunts down and kills other vampires. He doesn’t do it because he’s some kind of moral exemplar trying to stop his more violent brethren from causing mayhem; instead, he does it because he wants to cause as much destruction as he can without facing legal repercussions. 

He’s a complete sadist who prefers to kill his enemies after downright humiliating and disabling them. This, along with the variety of vampiric abilities he possesses, makes him someone you probably wouldn’t want to interact with in real life, but he’s a lot of fun to watch.

That concludes our list of the top 10 badass main characters. Please let us know in the comments if we missed any of the characters that you think deserve a spot on the list.

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