Goku:These 10 Up-and-Coming Anime Characters Can Beat Goku

Goku from Dragon Ball is one of the most recognizable and powerful figures in anime, yet a few contemporary anime characters might compete with him in combat.

The existence of legendary series like Dragon Ball has played a significant role in the exponential expansion of anime over the past 20 years. Since its 1980s premiere, the anime series, which chronicles the exploits of the all-powerful Saiyan known as Son Goku, has been a stalwart in the industry.

Goku is regarded as the strongest character in anime, and with good reason—the events of Dragon Ball Super have elevated him to the level of Super Saiyan God, making him comparable to other Gods of Destruction. However, there are a few other characters in the media that can defeat Goku in a one-on-one fight, either by using cunning tactics or pure might.

Updated by Kennedy King on January 28, 2024: With each new Dragon Ball Super manga chapter, the likelihood of an anime adaptation of the manga-only storylines shortly seems to be growing. This list has been updated with the most recent details on the strongest anime characters in advance of Goku’s screen comeback.

The existence of legendary series like Dragon Ball has played a significant role in the exponential expansion of anime over the past 20 years. Since its 1980s premiere, the anime series, which chronicles the exploits of the all-powerful Saiyan known as Son Goku, has been a stalwart in the industry.

10 Suguru Geto Is Packing Several Game-Changing Moves

Anime Jujutsu Kaisen
First Appearance Episode 5
Voice Actor Takahiro Sakurai (JPN) / Lex Lang (ENG)

Satoru Gojo, the most well-liked character in the series, is the strongest figure in the realm of Jujutsu Kaisen. Suguru Geto, a different, more cunning jujutsu sorcerer, is prepared to go to great measures to destroy Goku.

Alongside Gojo, Suguru Geto underwent jujutsu sorcerer training; however, upon the demise of the Star Plasma Vessel, he abruptly turned evil. Even while Geto doesn’t have the same physical prowess as his previous buddy, he is more than happy to employ cunning strategies to overcome opponents. Geto would be easily destroyed by Goku in a fair one-on-one fight, but with the Prison Realm and other items at his disposal, the jujutsu sorcerer has a real chance.

9 Kakashi Hatake’s Most Powerful Form Could Cause Problems for Any Opponent

Anime Naruto
First Appearance Episode 3
Voice Actor Kazuhiko Inoue (JPN) / Dave Wittenberg (ENG)

Since the beginning, the Naruto series has been likened to Dragon Ball, therefore it makes sense that one of its characters would be able to defeat Goku. Even if the Super Saiyan has considerably more offensive firepower than any shinobi, Kakashi Hatake might be able to make up for this disadvantage.

Goku would be immune to most of Kakashi’s techniques, leaving him unharmed. Having said that, Goku’s unbreakable resistance may be evaded by using his dual-Mangekyo Sharingan attacks, which transport their target to a different dimension and are very dangerous against any foe.

8 Griffith Has The Power To Control And Warp Certain Elements Of Reality

Anime Berserk (1997)
First Appearance Episode 2
Voice Actor Toshiyuki Morikawa (JPN) / Kevin T. Collins (ENG)

During the events of Dragon Ball Super, Goku acquires the abilities of a Super Saiyan God, giving him strength unmatched by that of other mortal characters. Other gods, like Griffith, the main foe of Berserk, could still have a chance, though.

Griffith strikes a bargain to join the God Hand, a gang of five demonic-looking individuals that rule over demonkind, during the events of Berserk. There is no knowing what Griffith, let alone the rest of the gang, could do against a lone opponent given their strength, which can change reality itself.

7 Arceus Is a Natural Enemy of Goku’s Super Saiyan God Form Due To His Deific Nature

Anime Pokemon
First Appearance Arceus and the Jewel of Life
Voice Actor Akihiro Miwa (JPN) / Tom Wayland (ENG)

Ash Ketchum travels with some of the strongest Pokémon ever created, and Pokémon is essentially a fighting anime. Arceus, one of these beings, is believed to have created the world of the series, giving it the ability to influence the space-time continuum in several ways.

Even with Arceus’s powerful elemental and physical assaults, Goku from Dragon Ball wouldn’t be much of a danger to them. But the Pokémon’s total x-factor is their capacity to change reality, so if the legendary Saiyan lets his guard down, the beast may very quickly render him helpless.

6.The Antispiral Limits On Omnipotent

Anime Gurren Lagann
First Appearance Episode 27
Voice Actor Takaya Kamikawa (JPN) / Dave Mallow (ENG)

Gurren Lagann’s cosmos is teeming with Spiral Power, a useful energy that if misused is said to bring about the end of the universe. A species resolves to rid itself of Spiral Power in reaction to its potentially catastrophic effects, and as a result of their acts, they unite into a single entity.

The Antispiral, as this collective mind is called, becomes powerful enough to take over reality itself, posing a true threat to Dragon Ball’s main character. Even though Goku has vanquished enemies with time and space-bending abilities, he would most likely be outmatched by Gurren Lagann’s all-powerful opponent.

5. Ryuk Controls The Entire Power Of Death

Anime Death Note
First Appearance Episode 1
Voice Actor Shido Nakamura (JPN) / Brian Drummond (ENG)

The main character of Death Note, Light Yagami, uses the powers of his diary, the Death Note, to wreak havoc throughout Japan, but he couldn’t have done any of it without Ryuk, his otherworldly companion. Originating from the Shinigami Realm, the ancient creature leaves the realm of the living after becoming dissatisfied with his surroundings.

Ryuk has a special advantage over those who are mortal since he is a Shinigami. Since Ryuk appears to have no boundaries in his soul-harvesting abilities, even with Goku’s superhuman power, the Saiyan would probably be unable to stop Ryuk should the Shinigami choose to take his life.

4 The Truth Could Be Hard To Overcome

Anime Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
First Appearance Episode 2
Voice Actor Rie Kugimiya, Romi Park, Iemasa Kayumi (JPN) / Vic Mignogna, Luci Christian (ENG)

Goku from Dragon Ball has strength that is almost unrivaled in conventional fighting. Even Goku’s most powerful blows, though, would not be sufficient to defeat a god-like Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood’s The Truth in a one-on-one fight.

The Truth is all-pervasive and has the capacity to influence the fabric of life itself. Although it is unknown how strong the deity is defensively, it is doubtful that any mortal figure could really harm it.

3. Goku’s Raw Strength Could Be Negated by Julius Novachrono Time Magic

Anime Black Clover
First Appearance Episode 3
Voice Actor Toshiyuki Morikawa (JPN) / Robert McCollum (ENG)

 

Black Clover chronicles the exploits of Asta, a youthful sorcerer striving to transcend his innate limitations. Asta’s ultimate ambition, like that of many other wizards in the Clover Kingdom, is to succeed Julius Novachrono, the Time Magic user, as the Wizard King.

Julius Novachrono can absorb, manipulate, and store time from his adversaries through the use of magic. This, together with his combat experience and almost quick mobility, may really be a threat to Goku from Dragon Ball. The Super Saiyan has previously shown that he is susceptible to age manipulation if the events of Dragon Ball GT are any guide, which makes Novachrono’s abilities especially potent.

2. Saitama Might Be The Most Powerful Person in Anime History

Anime One-Punch Man
First Appearance Episode 1
Voice Actor Makoto Furukawa (JPN) / Max Mittelman (ENG)

Many Shonen fans believe that Saitama from One-Punch Man is the only anime character who can defeat Goku in a one-on-one fight. The baldheaded hero is a strong contender to dethrone Goku as the greatest warrior in the anime medium since he dispatches dangers on a global scale with ease.

The protagonist of One-Punch Man is capable of instantaneously traveling to and from the Moon, and if he were to unleash his full power, he could undoubtedly wipe off an entire planet with a single blow. Goku would be prudent to take Saitama seriously, as his true potential remains unknown.

1. Dragon Ball Super: Beerus Still Rules Supreme

Goku and the Z Fighters will always be the center of attention in the Dragon Ball franchise, but they are no longer the most powerful characters in the cosmos. Even with their individual power-ups from Dragon Ball Super, Beerus, the God of Destruction,

Anime Dragon Ball Super
First Appearance Episode 1
Voice Actor Koichi Yamadera (JPN) / Jason Douglas (ENG)

Goku and the Z Fighters will always be the center of attention in the Dragon Ball franchise, but they are no longer the most powerful characters in the cosmos. Even with their power-ups from Dragon Ball Super, Beerus, the God of Destruction, could take on the whole casts of Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z.

Goku tries to take down Beerus more than once, but every time the God of Destruction stands tall as the clear winner. Even though Goku hasn’t faced Beerus since he revealed his Ultra Instinct form, Beerus is still the clear favorite in any matchup.

Source: CBR

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