15 Anime Characters Who Can Beat Goku

Goku is the name that doesn’t require any introduction. 

Goku is the main character of the Dragon Ball series, created by Akiya Toriyama. He is hard-working and hard-training with the gods to become the most powerful warrior in the world. 

In the general world of the anime world, Goku is already regarded as one of the most powerful ever. 

Indeed, many claims that no one can surpass Goku when he is fighting seriously.  We, however, believe differently.

In reality, regardless of whether people like it or not, anime covers so vastly that it is unable to be quantified. 

In this variety of stories, arcs, and also a plethora many characters can shake the entire universe. If they exist on the screen, without a doubt, they will outsmart Goku. 

Here’s the listing that includes 15 characters who could defeat Goku to the core.

15. Nanika From Hunter x Hunter

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Nanika is a mysterious creature that shares a body with Killua’s sister who is named Alluka. She is a dark force that can grant any wish provided that the person has met the three criteria. 

The number of wishes it can grant is unlimited. The more wishful more difficult the subsequent wishes will prove. 

If the person who is next to decline or fails to fulfill the request, two persons are likely to die immediately.

Because Nanika is in Alluka’s body and has the same strength as the normal child. If it decides to transfer into a bigger body, its physical abilities can be improved.

14. Eri From My Hero Academia

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Eri as Nanika is a petite girl, but don’t underestimate her capabilities. Her talent is known as Rewind, a quirk that allows her to reverse a body back to its former condition, which makes it appear younger. 

It also allows healing of the body of the person being targeted and reverses any other modifications to the body. The most she can do is to rewind to the time before the person was even alive.

Her blood can remove imperfections that may be stopped by reversing the body of the person who is targeted before the quirk started to evolve. This means she is able to rewind Goku when she was a child or even an embryo or just reverse him out of existence.

13. Shigeo Kageyama From Mob Psycho 100

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Also, known by the nickname, Mob, the character Shigeo Kageyama is the main character in Mob Psycho 100

He’s physically inactive and that’s why it isn’t sure if he can compete with Goku in any way. 

But his power lies in his amazing psychic powers, which allow him to accumulate psychic energy to boost his ability. He can use chemokinesis and go into a 100% Obsession state.

He is also able to perform Telekinesis and even create barriers in fights. 

Other abilities include psychic energy absorption as well as psychic energy transference spiritual awareness and astral projection. 

He can use these abilities to beat Goku ahead of time before Saiyan can do anything.

12. Lelouch Lamperouge From Code Geass

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Lelouch vi Britannia, also known as Lelouch Lamperouge is the Eleventh Prince in the Holy Britannian Empire. 

His primary strength is the power of absolute Obeyance, which allows him to manipulate a person’s mind with eye contact, similar to the practice of hypnosis.

He’s also a character with a high level of intelligence, which makes him an imposing adversary. He’s also deceitful and clever. 

In the anime, there were plenty of instances when he instructed his victim to commit suicide, which is easy to do by involving innocent Goku.

11. Naruto Uzumaki From Naruto

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From the title alone it is clear that Naruto has been chosen as the protagonist of the series. 

Naruto may not be as powerful as Goku physically, but he has plenty of skills under his sleeve. 

From his most powerful attack, that is Sage Art: Super Tailed Beast Rasenshuriken to his quick healing abilities, Naruto can discover a way to beat Goku.

He also has the strength to sustain himself and has incredible speed. If that’s not enough the Wind Release of Rasenshuriken is proven to defeat powerful foes. 

He has been able to defeat Momoshiki Oksutsuki who is essentially the ultimate God and proves Naruto can be victorious in any fight.

10. Saitama From One Punch Man

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Saitama is a parody character of the animated series One Punch Man. The argument over Saitama against Goku continues for ages. 

Some believe that a devastating attack from the baldy will cause Goku’s death quickly. Others claim that Saitama isn’t as close as Goku because of his speed. 

In any event, Saitama is actually a parody character. Saitama was created to be the most powerful of the characters in his universe. 

This is a huge statement. We’re certain that a real match between these two would be a huge draw for the public. 

Fans would be willing to pay for the privilege of watching the two fight each other. 

To put it in perspective Saitama will finally meet his due opponent as well as Goku gets the chance to improve his strength. Because beating Saitama wouldn’t be an easy task.

If he can beat him.

9. Anos From The Misfit of Demon King Academy

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In the anime The Misfit of Demon King Academy, we have The Demon King in the flesh. Anos is just too powerful for Goku to challenge. 

If he allows Goku to play around with him, it could make for an exciting fight. But it’s important to be aware that Anos is almost immortal

Because of his ability to revive himself from death, it is impossible for Goku to take him down. 

Anos defeated his entire universe of Gods from his universe, 2000 years before the current timeline in his tale. 

Anos also wields an ax that could completely destroy the entire universe. If it is against this weapon, Goku is not a threat.

8. Broly From Dragon Ball Franchise

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In the 8th spot, we have Broly. Broly comes from The Dragon Ball universe itself and has already caused Goku to sweat during fights. 

Takao Koyama, screenwriter of Dragon Ball Z is confessed that Broly is the strongest warrior in the world. 

The legendary Super Saiyan Brolly is more powerful than Goku in his strongest Super Saiyan form. 

Goku may be able to cause some harm with his Hakai. However, his Hakai isn’t the most flawless. 

It’s a point-blank range Kamehameha from Goku was unable to scratch Broly. With such strength, Broly can defeat Goku. There’s a reason Vegeta has a fear of Broly.

7. Lain From Serial Experiments Lain

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Lain Iwakura is a character from Serial Experiments Lain,

Lain isn’t exactly human, she’s officially described as a computer program that connects the world of wires to real life. 

Without exaggerating excessively, Lain is basically a god. She can alter and manipulate the entire universe and even reality. 

She can influence minds. She can alter time. She is always present and immortal. 

We don’t need to go into detail about her capabilities to show her how she could easily defeat Goku. 

She can effectively eliminate Goku’s entire existence if she wishes to. This is assuming she chooses to employ less deadly methods before the time. 

Against literal gods like Lain, Goku stands no chance.

6. Kami Tenchi From Tenchi Muyo!

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From the anime series Tenchi Muyo! The show features Kami Tenchi. 

Tenchi is a God, who has lost all his memories and was transformed into the unassuming main character in the tale. 

He meets all kinds of people who instruct him on the laws to live in the Universe. 

Everyone is trying to help him remember the origins of his soul. It turns out that Tenchi was the one who created his own universe. 

In contrast to anyone who can create and destroy entire universes with an instant, Goku pales in comparison. Thus, Kami Tenchi comes out on top with next or no effort.

5. Ryuk From Death Note

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We are presented with at number 5 the Shinigami of Death Note. Ryuk is the God of Death. He exists for living. 

He can add additional years to his life by writing names on the Death Note. The law is straightforward. 

Anyone whose name is recorded in the Death Note shall die. Ryuk can steal a newly created Death Note and drop it onto Earth for some amusement. 

Since he’s a Shinigami, Goku is unable to see the Shinigami. The only thing Ryuk needs to do is write the name of Goku in his notepad, and watch his body die within one minute. 

One way you can take out a Shinigami is to force them to extend the human life, at the expense of their personal lives. 

There’s no way Goku will ever achieve this. Ryuk has a win even though he may not be enthralled by the outcome.

4. Truth From Full Metal Alchemist

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From the well-known popular series Fullmetal Alchemist, we have Truth. Truth is the essence of the universe in itself. 

He is, therefore, unable to be erased and he is not able to be defeated. He is intangible, and it will require Goku an extraordinary alchemy skill just to be in contact with this entity. 

Even if the technical restriction was eliminated, Truth is simply too powerful to be defeated. 

Physical attacks will have no consequence on him because he is the very essence of the universe. 

Truth is likely to teach Goku an important lesson and break him up into atoms in a flash.

3. Haruhi Suzumiya From The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

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As we get closer to the number one list, we now are now looking at Haruhi Suzumiya, the character from the series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

This list contains many divinities and gods. Haruhi is among them. We have to admit. Goku is a formidable force in the spiritual and physical realms. But what if he was to disappear forever by the Universe?

Enter Haruhi Suzumiya. A goddess who doesn’t really understand who she really is. Haruhi is naive about her power to alter reality on her whim. 

In reality, she can do this constantly with a few thoughts, without even realizing it.

Goku might decide to challenge her to a battle, however, if she’s not in a good mood, Haruhi could just think about the possibility of erasing Goku’s existence. 

Goku may be incredibly strong, but when it comes to these basic powers of omnipotence, Goku stands no chance.

2. Zeno From Dragon Ball Super

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The second is the god of the universes in The Dragon Ball series itself, Zeno. 

Zeno reigns as the princess of many universes. He loves to be a kid playing with games and isn’t an individual who seems to not care about possession of power. 

However, if he is you’re in a bad mood, Zeno can wipe out the entire universe with little or no effort.

Goku could be a fantastic combatant, yet Zeno could devastate the entire world if he refuses to play an opportunity to play Zeno. 

With such a powerful arsenal at Zeno’s at his disposal, Zeno easily beats Goku and then returns to the board game quickly.

1. Anti-Spiral From Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

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Then, at the end of the list, the top of the list is the Anti-Spiral. From the show, Tengan Toppa Gurren Lagann, Anti-Spiral is a species of creatures that are all-powerful, omniscient, and ever-present. 

They could stop their evolution and be seen anywhere in space and time. They’re powerful enough to take down all Multiverses!

They’re one collective consciousness. To put it in a nutshell. The Anti-Spiral is all-powerful. they have all the knowledge and are everywhere. It isn’t necessary to talk about what they are able and can’t do to Goku.

For someone with as much power as the Anti-Spiral Goku is just a tiny bug. They’re number one because of their striking power. 

While other players on the list such as Zeno and Haruhi can shatter and break up all universes. However, the Antispiral can effectively destroy the entire existence across all the universes. 

This is an incredible magnitude of strength. That is what makes them the top gods on this list.

The top ten characters from anime that can defeat Goku. Are you in agreement with the list? Tell us via the comment section.

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Anukul Saini

Anime and gaming enthusiast with a passion for sharing my knowledge and insights. I've watched over 1000 anime and spent countless hours playing video games.

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