Anime has given fans plenty of powerful characters, which often leaves fans debating who is the strongest. These anime characters have all trained and honed their abilities to become not only some of the most powerful characters in anime, but also some of the most powerful fictional characters ever.
What makes these anime characters so powerful and iconic are their signature moves — their favorite attack that they use as their ace in the hole. These unique special attacks have solidified these anime legends as some of the most powerful characters in fiction. From Naruto’s Ultra-Big Ball Rasenshuriken in Naruto to Goku’s Spirit Bomb in dragon ballthere are no stronger signature moves out there.
10 All Might’s United States Of Smash Is His Final Attack (My Hero Academia)
As seen in Episode 49 in My Hero Academia, The United States Of Smash was All Might’s final move to defeat super-villain All For One. This powerful attack was created by harnessing the power of All Might’s quirk, One For All, to unleash a massive punch that would not only win him the fight, but also leave a massive crater in the ground.
The blow even left a whirlpool of wind after the attack from all the force of this punch. Unfortunately for All Might, this attack would be his last as a Pro Hero due to his already weakened state mixed with the sheer power of this signature move.
9 Naruto Uses The Six Paths Power To Make The Ultra-Big Ball Rasenshuriken (Naruto Shippuden)
The Ultra-Big Ball Rasenshuriken is the strongest version of Naruto’s signature move, the Rasengan. The Ultra-Big Ball Rasenshuriken was seen in Episode 477 in Naruto Shippuden as Naruto is seen battling Sasuke for the final time.
The Ultra-Big Ball Rasenshuriken uses almost every ability Naruto has in his arsenal as he must be in Six Paths mode and using a very large portion of Kurama’s chakra. The move itself is made by fusing natural energy with his Tailed Beast Rasenshuriken, making a signature move that can stop even Sasuke’s strongest attacks.
8 Gilgamesh Uses His Ultimate Treasure To Use Enuma Elish (Fate)
Gilgamesh is seen using his Enuma Elish move several times throughout his many appearances in the various fate series. This powerful attack is only possible because of Gilgamesh’s Noble Phantasm, EA.
EA is a sword that Gilgamesh can summon from the Gate Of Babylon and is Gilgamesh’s favorite weapon in his arsenal of endless swords. Enuma Elish is Gilgamesh’s strongest move and he can perform using EA, as he can create a massive read beam that has destroyed some of the most powerful “servants” in fate.
7 Gojo Uses Domain Expansion To Create an Unlimited Void (Jujutsu Kaisen)
Characters in Jujutsu Kaisen use Domain Expansion to create a space for the user that helps them in battle. Gojo’s Unlimited Void is a complicated signature move that is derived from Domain Expansion.
Different characters have different domains, but Gojo’s Unlimited Void is easily the strongest as he can take his enemy to what seems to be the center of the universe and can fill the opponent’s head with an infinite amount of knowledge. It is a slow and painful death for Jogo in Episode 7 of Jujutsu Kaisen as the overwhelming feeling is too much for him to handle.
6 Ichigo Takes On A New Form To Use Mugetsu (Bleach)
In Episode 309 of Bleach, Ichigo Kurosaki is in a battle with a super-powerful villain named Aizen. In an attempt to defeat Aizen, Ichigo uses an ability called the Final Getsuga, which not only changes his appearance, but it also takes away a lot of his powers.
While this is a disadvantage in many ways, the Final Getsuga form allows Ichigo to use the Mugetsu ability to launch a massive amount of black flames called Reiatsu at Aizen, which is extremely effective. While this move is strong, it is also very risky and Ichigo may never gain the power he once had back again.
5 Meliodas Can Use Full Counter To Reflect Attacks At His Enemies (The Seven Deadly Sins)
Meliodas from The Seven Deadly Sins uses the signature move Full Counter. Full Counter is very powerful; whenever he is holding a weapon with a grip on it, he can reflect any of his opponents’ magical attacks and can return them in the direction of the enemy.
The damage inflicted upon Meliodas’ opponents is more than double the original attack when reflected. The only way of standing a chance against Meliodas is if his opponent is a good close-range fighter. Even then, Meliodas still has plenty of other moves in his arsenal to deal with close-range attacks, making full counter a tricky signature move for his opponents to constantly worry about.
4 Simon Inherit’s Giga Drill Breaker Through Kamina (Gurren Lagann)
While the Giga Drill Breaker move is first used by Kamina in Episode 1 of Gurren Lagann, it is Simon that uses this signature move to defeat many of the major villains in the show. This move is performed by charging the Giga Drill’s Spiral Power on Simon’s mech and launching it at his foes.
Simon’s mech, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, is one of only a handful of mechs to pull off this powerful move. King Kattan and Super Granzeboma have executed variations of this attack, but it is Simon’s signature move for a reason as he and the late Kamina are the only ones who truly know how to use the Giga Drill Breaker.
3 Goku’s Spirit Bomb Is His True Signature Move (Dragon Ball)
There is debate among Dragon Ball fans regarding whether Goku’s signature move is the Kamehameha or the Spirit Bomb. While he uses the Kamehameha more, Goku uses the Spirit Bomb as his signature ace in the whole many times.
Ever since Goku learned this signature move from King Kai, he has been able to channel the energy from living things around him that combine into a massive ball of power. When Goku drops the Spirit Bomb on his opponents, it deals a massive amount of destruction.
2 Saitama’s Serious Punch Is Seriously Powerful (One-Punch Man)
Saitama is the main protagonist of One Punch Man. As the title indicates, he can destroy almost every single one of his enemies with one punch. The funny part about these powerful punches is the fact that he isn’t even trying while throwing them.
However, a few characters in One Punch Man push Saitama to use a Serious Punch, which is essentially Saitama throwing one of his strong punches. The force from these Serious Punches has broken through entire mountains and has even parted clouds in the earth’s atmosphere. Even with all this power, fans still haven’t seen one of Saitama’s punches at full strength.
1 Giorno’s Golden Experience Requiem Can Return Everything To Zero (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)
JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure is filled with weird and powerful abilities. Giorno Giovanna and his stand Golden Experience Requiem take the cake for the strongest ability in the show and also the strongest ability in anime.
After Giorno’s stand Golden Experience was shot with the Stand Arrow it becomes Golden Experience Requiem, which can reset any action done by something and return its state to “zero.” As seen in Giorno’s fight against Diavolo, he can repeat this process as many times as he wants. Giorno makes Diavolo die infinite times thanks to this broken signature move.
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