Most powerful sidekicks in Anime

Most powerful sidekicks in Anime

The following contains spoilers for various anime, such as Naruto and One Piece.


With every hero comes a sidekick. Although heroes play an important role and are the central focus of an anime, sidekicks are just as important. Along with acting as combat support for heroes, sidekicks can also be cartoon characters. In addition, the sidekicks have their own goals and internal battles, whatever they may be, apart from the hero.

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Some anime sidekicks are so powerful that they surpass the main characters in strength. However, this is not always the case. Often sidekicks are there to balance the heroes and be what the hero is not. That said, here are eight of the most powerful sidekicks in anime.

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Alphonse (who often goes by Al) is the younger brother of Edward Elric, the main character of Full metal alchemist. After his mother’s resurrection through alchemy fails, Al loses his body, and his soul is transferred into a giant suit of armor. It becomes his mission (along with Edwards) to find a way to recover his brother’s body and limbs.

Although Al is only a young boy, he becomes quite strong due to his metal armor. He is also a skilled alchemist, but not as skilled as Edward. However, his strength and size make up for this. Al and Ed make the perfect team because they balance each other out.

7/8 Nezuko – Demon Slayernezuko

Nezuko is a demon and the younger sister of Tanjiro, a demon slayer. After Nezuko is turned into a demon, she acts like any other demon. But when her brother protects her from a demon slayer, something inside her shifts and she becomes quite protective of him.

As a demon, Nezuko is one of the most powerful sidekicks in anime, despite her quiet demeanor (perhaps due to the muzzle she always wears). Along with excellent hand-to-hand combat skills, she is exceptionally strong. In addition, she has the ability to change her own size, control blood and regenerate, among other things.

6/8 Genos – One Punch Man

Genos appears in the second episode of One Punch Man. He is a cyborg (also known as Demon Cyborg) whose mission is to find the cyborg that killed his family when he was still an ordinary boy of fifteen. After seeing Saitama’s raw strength, he asks him to be his mentor. After Saitama agrees, Genos pledges his loyalty to him.

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Genos is quite strong due to his mechanical parts, but has yet to master his skills. For example, he almost always comes out of a fight injured. Genos is clearly no match for his mentor, but his training as Saitama’s disciple brings him closer to his ultimate goal of avenging his family.

5/8 Migi – Parasytemigi

Migi is an alien and a parasite that targets Shinichi Izumi one night. However, after being unable to consume Shinichi’s brain, Migi invades his right hand. Migi also does not feel or understand human emotions. But what it lacks in emotion, it makes up for in strength (and eventual loyalty).

Migi is exceptionally powerful when it has a host. It can change into different weapons, items and other things. It also has the ability to heal Shinichi’s wounds and combine his strength with Shinichi’s. But without a host, Migi could die. As a result, it cannot detach from the host for too long.

4/8 Kakashi – Narutokakashi

Kakashi Hatake is known to be one of the most powerful characters in the Naruto. His immense skill and strength make an appearance early in his life. After his father died, Kakashi became determined to follow the Shinobi rules exactly as they were. However, this meant that others did not like working with him because he was strict.

Kakashi has mastered countless Jutsu, including Chidori, Rasengan, and Raikiri (a stronger form of Chidori). At one point, Kakashi loses his Sharingan during the Fourth Great Ninja War, which is a great loss for him, as he is known as ‘Kakashi of the Sharingan.’ However, he perseveres and creates Shiden to rely on instead, showing his immense skill and talent.

3/8 Zoro – One Piecezoro

Roronoa Zoro appears in One Piece very early in the series (the second episode, to be exact). He is the first person to join the Straw Hat Crew after Luffy asks him, making him Luffy’s sidekick. Zoro is one of the most powerful sidekicks due to his swordsmanship.

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To say that Zoro is an exceptional swordsman is an understatement. He is so incredibly skilled that he created the Three Sword Style, a technique for handling three swords: one in each hand and the third in the mouth. He is also one of the twelve pirates classified as the Worst Generation, and one of the two pirates from the Worst Generation not to captain a crew.

2/8 Krillin – Dragon BallKrillin eats

Krillin is perhaps one of the most famous anime characters as he was introduced Dragon Ball viewers in the 1980s. Krillin is an exceptionally skilled martial artist, and one of the most powerful in the franchise, which is quite impressive because he is human, unlike other warriors who are Saiyans.

As a trainee under Roshi, Krillin started out as competitive, especially with Goku. However, they eventually become best friends. In addition, Krillin becomes Goku’s sidekick and a comic relief character; therefore, his strength is not always fully represented accurately. On the other hand, if he was made to be the opposite, he might be taken more seriously.

1/8 Killua Zoldyck – Hunter x Hunter

Finally, Killua is certainly one of the most powerful sidekicks. His innocent appearance belies his immense skill, power and strength. After Killua meets Gon Freecss, the protagonist, he tells him that he escaped the assassin family. Eventually they become best friends.

Killua comes from such an intense family and is obviously no ordinary boy. Despite his very young age, he was trained to be an assassin like those in his family. However, his time with Gon is a bit of a reminder that he can be normal. Although he can be intense, he can also be quite cheerful. He also likes candy, just like many children, which reminds the audience that despite all his training, he is still a young boy at the end of the day.

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