When an anime hero – or villain – gets into trouble, they will often create a flashy new form and these could be some of the strongest super form in anime. This massive power-up not only gives the character a huge advantage in battle, but it also comes with an exciting new look. Whether amazed or horrified, everyone around simply stopped and stared at the sight. Usually, this state can only be unlocked after considerable training and experience. This applies whether the transformation is heritable or born of a particular power. Whatever the case, achieving it will ultimately be one of the character’s most triumphant moments.
10 Super Saiyans – Dragon Ball
Going Super Saiyan is the most famous power in anime, without exception. It’s a legendary Saiyan ability, said to be attainable only by the greatest warriors, and so rare that before Goku and Vegeta, no Saiyan had awakened it in over a thousand years. As they discovered, transformation was not limited to one form: it continuously evolved through training and combat, making the user stronger than even the gods.
While all Saiyans are technically capable of becoming Super Saiyans, for some it’s easier than others. Goku got there before Vegeta due to his peaceful upbringing on Earth which increased his S-cell count, making Vegeta extremely angry. Their sons, Gohan, Goten and Trunks unlock a much faster transformation due to growing up on Earth and inheriting genetics from their fathers.
9 Regions – Kuroko’s Basketball
Athletes often talk about being “in the zone” but never like this. The world of Kuroko’s Basketball elevates this concept to a physical state that a basketball player can achieve through pure passion and extraordinary talent. Just one or the other explicitly is not enough to achieve it.
Players with special powers like Dragon Ball on the field will have their abilities magnified to the maximum when they enter the Zone, which allows them to reach 100% of their potential for a limited time. term. Perfect players can use Zones to enhance team coordination. However, accessing that Zone is complicated: the player can’t do it by trying, and getting there a second time is even harder because of the perception and desire for it.
Eight Demon Forms – Yu Yu Hakusho
Yu Yu Hakusho’s running theme is the absence of absolutes: not all demons are evil, just as not all humans are good. Likewise, Yusuke Urameshi is both a rude, unruly thug and a brave, heroic Spirit Detective. His late-game transformation suggests that he has a different mix of the two in his own bloodline.
Yusuke is a descendant of Raizen, the strongest demon that ever lived. Although Yusuke and his 44-year-old grandfather didn’t really get along, Raizen’s possession of his body gave him the lifesaving power he needed to finally defeat Sensui. This Demon Form not only makes Yusuke stronger and faster than Sensui, but it also allows him to harness Demon Energy to power his attacks.
With her shape-shifting abilities, Envy is a master of deception, manipulation, and all sorts of sneaky, dirty tricks. Their true form, a gigantic monster composed of thousands of writhing, imprisoned human souls, would in every way make up for what they lacked in combat skills.
Unfortunately, Envy is not good at fighting. Although their true form is large and powerful, this turns out to be a disadvantage when they are faced with someone who not only doesn’t trap but also has fire powers which is very inconvenient. In the midst of blowing them up to pieces, Roy points out that their true form is just one giant target.
The 6 Ultimate Lifeforms – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures
The stone mask makes Dio stronger by stripping him of his humanity, but the mask’s creator has even higher ambitions. Kars remains unsatisfied even after becoming a vampire: he slaughters the rest of his people in pursuit of complete immortality and invulnerability. With Aja’s Red Stone, he evolves himself into the Ultimate Life Form.
In this form, Kars is the pinnacle of life, can survive in any environment and requires no nutrients, transforms into anything and even learns Hamon instantly just by seeing Joseph and Lisa Lisa. use it. He became so powerful that even one of the best JoJos in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure at his peak couldn’t hope to overpower him. The only way to defeat him is indirect: kick him off the field forever.
5 Bankai – Bleach
Soul Reapers have an impressive arsenal of powers against Hollows. Some are able to transform their bodies, but all are responsible for developing their weapons, the zanpakutou blade. By subduing the zanpakutou spirit inside the blade and learning how to call it out into the real world, the Soul Reaper makes it many times more powerful than other stages of evolution.
Bankai can only be achieved by the best of Shinigami, usually after decades of experience and training. It increases their mental strength and in some cases, like Ichigo’s, both their speed and physical strength. Just as every zanpakutou soul is different, so are the effects, appearance, and abilities of each bankai.
4 Gon Transfiguration – Hunter X Hunter
Sometimes, gaining a new strength isn’t worth it. Hunter x Hunter’s protagonists, Gon and Killua, are among the strongest kids in the anime: the talented “one in ten million” Nen with the potential to become the strongest warrior in the world when he grows up. In a moment of fury, Gon sacrifices all of his future potential to gain a great overload of power.
The contract he made to become strong enough to kill Neferpitou forced him to transform into a tall and muscular adult form. The dark, foreboding aura that surrounded him as he hit Pitou disappeared, leveling the surrounding forest as he did so. Gaining power beyond anything else in the world did not ease Gon’s pain, and more than that, his final attack destroyed his body and nearly killed him, to Killua’s horror.
The 3 Eighth Gate – Naruto
Naruto has many powerful abilities, from Sage Mode to Susanoo. Its gem, however, doesn’t come from special bloodlines or help from some of the best companion animals in anime. The Eight Gates that limit everyone’s access to the full potential of the chakra can be opened by a few with practice and intense will.
Trained by his father to open all the Eight Gates using only taijutsu skills, Might Gai passed on the techniques and strict rules for their use to his student Rock Lee. Opening each gate in a row will open a greater force but do more damage to the body. Piercing the heart to open the Gate of Death made Gai a hundred times stronger, allowing him to nearly kill Madara with the Evening Elephant and Night Gai, and only Naruto’s intervention saved his life.
2 100% – Crowd Psychology 100
Most anime heroes spend all their time trying to unleash their ultimate power, but Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama wants nothing to do with his powers. After an incident that injured his younger brother, he is terrified of the psychic powers that shake his world, suppressing powerful emotions that amplify them. As viewers can see, they always count steadily to 100%.
When Mob is taken over by emotions (or ???%, the mysterious consciousness behind his powers) nothing can stop him. He can unleash devastating energy blasts, absorb opponent’s attacks, and even summon natural disasters like earthquakes and tornadoes. As the story progresses and Mob faces less cautious psychics, he learns that the secret to controlling his powers is not to stop them but to accept them.
1 Gear 5 – One Piece
One Piece fans have been eagerly waiting for years for the series to catch up to one of the manga’s most iconic scenes. Training his Devil Fruit powers allows Luffy to achieve increasingly powerful Super Modes, known as Gears. Gear 5 is the pinnacle of these transformations.
Its only drawback is rendering the user unconscious because of the huge amount of energy it consumes. When the power is activated, Luffy is stronger and extremely fast, with attacks bouncing off his rubber body. Most importantly, Gear 5 gives him new control over the world around him, allowing him to use the entire battlefield to take down opponents in deranged Looney Tunes style.
Witnessing a character reach the pinnacle of power is one of the most thrilling moments in any anime. The most exciting of them all comes with incredible transformations and flashy new abilities, allowing the character to show off the best they can.