5. Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
No one can beat Luffy’s determination and his desire to become the Pirate King. His strength and abilities since eating the Gum-Gum Fruit are equal to his charisma, and strengthened by his bonds with his friends. If he says he’s going to win the fight, then that is exactly what he will do—and if you end up being buddies afterwards, that’s fine too. Luffy will fight anyone who comes between him and his dream of being the Pirate King, whether it’s fellow pirates, Marines, or anyone else—which has led to him having one of the highest bounties ever. As they say, “With great power comes great bounty-bilities.”
4. Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)
For someone who was temporarily given the job of being a shinigami (death god), Ichigo has done pretty well for himself. He has trained in martial arts since he was young and continued to grow as he’s learned about his new powers. He masters advanced techniques in a matter of days when it would take most people a handful of years, and that’s not even getting into his Quincy and Hollow powers.
3. Alucard (Hellsing)
No matter how strong you are, it’s hard to defeat someone if they can’t die. Pair that with Alucard’s strength and speed and he’s a match made in hell. “Hero” might also be an interesting choice of word to describe him, but for the Hellsing family, Alucard is certainly their knight in bloody armor.
2. Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)
Naruto could easily have turned the hate and animosity inside him into a burning hatred of all ninjas, but instead he becomes the unlikely hero of his village. His title as the Seventh Hokage and the strongest ninja in the village is well deserved, as the full extent of his powers is only limited by how much the nine tails hates, and he hates a lot.
1. Goku (Dragon Ball Z)
No one else belongs at the top of this list. Goku has proven time and time again that his strength never falters, and he will match and surpass whatever new super villain comes to claim the Earth. It also helps that when he isn’t fighting, he’s a lovable guy you’d want to destroy a buffet with. Perhaps that’s what makes him special; his true power comes in the form of friendship.