Top 5 Anime Villains that dominated the heroes

Anyone that has watched anime knows the dynamic when a hero battles a stronger villain. The fight starts, the hero is overwhelmed, then he (it’s usually a he), remembers what’s at stake, and gains a power-up. However, occasionally the hero will get dominated and defeated by a stronger villain. Of course, the hero will defeat these villains at some point, but it always shocked when they lose. I have collected a list of my top five: 

5. Grimmjow Jaggerjack verses Ichigo 

When Grimmjow and Ichigo first encounter each other Ichigo is outmatched. He quickly releases his Bankai which Grimmjow proceeds to grab with his bare hands. When Ichigo uses Getsuga Tensho, it manages to damage Grimmjow. Instead of being afraid Grimmjow is delighted to have competition. This fight is aborted because Tosen arrives. 


4. Mad Pierrot vs Spike

Mad Pierrot is an insane assassin. Spike stumbles upon Mad Pierrot’s massacre. Pierrot instantly targets Spike with his cane gun. When Spike returns fire he fails to get a hit because Pierrot has a shield. Mad best Spike in hand to hand combat. Despite Spike blowing up a propane tank, he fails to harm Mad Pierrot. Spike manages to escape, even though he’s badly injured.


3. Frieza (Final Form) vs Vegeta

Technically Vegeta isn’t a hero at this point in the series. However, he did join forces with Dende, Gohan, and Krillin to fight Frieza. After Vegeta uses Dende to heal him after being almost killed by Krillin, he declares that he’s now strong enough to kill Frieza. He incorrectly believes that he’s the fabled Super Saiyan. He unleashes everything he has on Frieza’s final form, but the later is too fast. Vegeta is shocked that the gap in their power is still so great. Frieza gains control beating Vegeta into the ground while strangling him with his tail. Helpless, Gohan, Krillin, and Piccolo can only watch.


2. Pikachu vs Raichu

This battle reminds me of my childhood. Pokemon was a phenomenon and each episode was a topic for the schoolyard the next day. Pikachu was and maybe still is one of the most beloved Pokemon. In the episode “Electric Shock Showdown”, Ash encounters Lt. Surge. This pits Ash’s Pikachu against Surge’s evolved Raichu. It results in a brutal beatdown of Pikachu. While the rematch results in a Pikachu victory, the initial fight was devastating for my youth. 

1. Crocodile vs Luffy

It’s common for One Piece for characters particularly Luffy to be bested by a villain. It has happened several times most recently with Kaido, so I had a lot to choose from. I choose this battle because it was the first time I realized part of what made One Piece great, the fights. It might seem obvious to many, but at the time I wasn’t sure why people liked the series. Luffy is often at a disadvantage against Logia Devil Fruit users. Against Crocodile, Luffy almost dies as he goes into battle unprepared. His attacks don’t land and Crocodile’s devil fruit ability allowed him to drain the moisture from Luffy’s body. After the third time, Luffy prevails after exploiting Crocodile one weakness “liquid.” 

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20. Gon vs Pitou

When Gon learn that Kite is dead he snaps. Dark aura surrounds him and Gon transforms. His powers increase to such a level that he rivals the Chimera Ant King. Neferpitou uses her Terpsichora, trying to kill him. Gon vanishes. She gives chase. She attacks him while his back is turned. He dodges, kicks her in the stomach, and uses his Jajanken. He punches with it at point blank range, sending her into the side of a mountain. He then brutally beats her head in, shattering her skull. Lifeless, Pitou corpse is still able to attack. She rips off Gon’s right arm, he’s unharmed. He finally finishes Pitou with another Jajanken.


19. Shimazaki vs Everyone

Shimazaki appears before Sho and Ritsu. Allowing Sho to enter the building, Ritsu attacks Shimazaki with fire extinguishers. Shimazaki starts beating Ritsu. Teru and the scars arrive. They engage in a highly explosive, fast paced group battle. Shimazaki is able to counter most of the attacks, until he’s gets distracted. However, he regains his composure just in time, defeating the group.


18. Luffy vs Doflamingo

Luffy and Doflamingo battle begins with a contest of Haoshoku Haki. Luffy is able to land a few blows against the Shichibukai. They clash with Haki again this time Doflamingo wins out, sending Luffy crashing into the edge of the roof. Using his Second Gear and Haki, Luffy sends Doflamingo flying. However, Doflamingo doesn’t think Luffy’s punches were very powerful. Later, Luffy attacks him with Red Hawk, causing a large explosion. Ineffective, Luffy activates his Third Gear. Doflamingo is able to easily dodge Gear Third Luffy.

Luffy activates Gear Fourth for the first time. In Gear Fourth, Luffy balloons, causing him to constantly bounce. He punches Doflamingo, sending him flying into buildings at high speeds. Luffy, now able to fly, dropkick him into several buildings. Luffy manages to dominate Doflamingo head to head, knocking him out with his King Kong punch.


17. Naruto and Sasuke vs Momoshiki

This is a bit of a remake from the Boruto movie. Naruto and Sasuke join forces to fight Momoshiki. After disrupting the Chunin Exams to kill Naruto when they try remove to the Nine-tails chakra. The fight is one of the best of the Boruto/Naruto series. The animation is spectacular, as Naruto and Sasuke combine their abilities to maximum effect. The two prove to be too much for the Otsutsuki clan member.


16. Saitama vs Genos

Genos kicks towards Saitama, but he misses. He follows that up with a barrage of punches that Saitama dodges. Genos uses his “incineration cannon,” more punches, and a more powerful incineration cannon, all of which Saitama evades. Genos reminds Saitama that he’s suppose to take the fight seriously. Saitama “hits” Genos with his Death Punch, blowing a massive hole in the mountains behind him.


15. Goku & Vegeta (Gogeta) vs Broly

Basically the majority of the new Broly movie is Goku and Vegeta trading fights against Broly. Later in the movie the two fuse to become Gogeta. After this transformation their a greater match for Broly. The battle is a high octane and quick, that is typical for the series. Gogeta gets the better of Broly, but the bout ends when Broly is teleported to safety.


14. Guy vs Madara

Guy’s use of the seventh gate, Gate of Wonder, wasn’t successful. He realizes that he must use the dreaded, eighth gate, Gate of Death. He knows that doing so will cost him his life. Guy uses his Evening Elephant, hitting Madara directly. With his life close to ending he doesn’t have too much time. He hopes to finish this fight with Night Guy. He charges at Madara, altering time, then kicking Madara in the side. He nearly kill Madara, but destroying most of his torso. However, Madara survives.


13. Goku vs Jiren

Ultra Instinct Goku faces off against Jiren once again in the final episodes of Dragon Ball Super. In the conclusion of the Tournament of Power, Goku masters Ultra Instinct and is finally able to dominate Jiren. This forces Jiren to increase his own power. Goku is almost defeat twice, but manages to survive. Jiren attacks Goku’s friends and family sitting on the bleachers. Goku becomes enraged, finally defeating Jiren. However, Goku collapses from the strain of using Ultra Instinct.

Victorious by default, Jiren refuses to knock Goku off at first. He is reminded by the God Belmond of what’s at stake. He resigns himself to defeating Goku, but tells him that ” he
will always live on in his memories even as he ceases to exist.” Frieza saves Goku, with the previous thought dead Android 17 revealing he survived. Jiren becomes exhausted as he fights Frieza and 17. Then Goku recovers and joins the fray. Goku, Frieza and 17 team up to fight Jiren together. Goku and Frieza overpower Jiren, knocking him off.


12. Kakashi vs Obito

At this point in the Naruto series most of the fighting was focused primarily on jutsu that have massive power. This fight was focuses on hand to hand combat. Beautifully directed, the childhood sparring match between Obito and Kakashi is paralleled with current fight to the death. Symbolizing the change in their relationship, this fight also had an emotional tone to it. Kakashi and Obito’s friendship is over and one must die.


11. Saitama vs Boros

Saitama vs Boros

Saitama often defeats his opponents in One Punch, however, Boros is a exception. Saitama’s initial punch destroys the “restraining armor” that Boros wears. After transforming he attacks Saitama. He easily blocks Boros attacks. He finally takes of Boros arm. They end up fighting outside. Boros is impressed that Saitama has survived this long. He regenerates, regrowing his arm. Using Meteoric Burst, he unleashes a torrent of powerful hits on Saitama, eventually knocking him to the moon. None of this effects Saitama. He returns from the moon, finally ready to take Boros seriously. He hit him with “consecutive normal punches” splattering Boros. Using his abilities, Boros returns. Using his strongest move, Collapsing Star Roaring Cannon, he plans to destroy the planet. Finally, Saitama uses Serious Series: Serious Punch, destroying Boros.

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30. Thorkell vs Thorfinn

Thorkell and Thorfinn battle twice in the anime. Their first encounter occurs at a bridge in London. Thorfinn, standing on the mast of a ship, is armed with a shield. He charges at Thorkell, leaping off the ship with super powered speed. Thorkell attempts to hit him with a log. However, Thorfinn manages to dodge mid-air. Thorkell continues to use his log as a weapon. Thorfinn dodges, acrobatically jumping threw the air. Thorkell is excited to find such a warrior. He tosses the log over board and challenges Thorfinn to one on one combat. Thorkell throws a punch that Thorfinn is able to dodge. He slices Thorkell’s risks, looking to attack his weak spots. Despite his speed and agility, he’s no match for Thorkell’s strength. He grabs Thorfinn, slamming him repeatedly on the ground. Before escaping in the water, Thorfinn manages to cut off two of Thorkell’s fingers.

Their second encounter is even more intense. Armed with two axes, Thorkell attacks. Like their previous encounter this is a contest between speed and strength. Thorfinn manages to get shallows cuts. He hopes to go for the tendons. However, when he and Thorfinn clash again, Thorkell sends him flying in the air. Thorfinn crashes into some trees, then the ground. Thorfinn’s arm is broken. Despite this he attacks Thorkell again. Aided by Askeladd, Thorfinn is able to gouge out Thorkell’s eye. Thorkell loses this duel.


29. Douglas Bullet vs The Worst Generation

Douglas Bullet from One Piece: Stampede
Douglas Bullet from One Piece: Stampede

Bullet challenges the Worst Generation to battle. With the exception of Blackbeard, Law and Zoro, he takes on the other pirates (Luffy, Eustass Kid, Killer, Basil Hawkins, Scratchmen Apoo, Capone Bege, Jewelry Bonney, X Drake, and Urouge) single-handily. He overwhelms them with his speed and strength. Apoo uses his combat music, creating explosions. Bege cannonballs get swatted away and he tosses X Drake aside, despite being in his dinosaur form. Bonney fails to touch him, being prevented from turning him into a child. Killer, Hawkins, Urouge attack, Bullet is unharmed.

He manages to cause Luffy and Kids attacks to hit each other. Luffy activates Gear Fourth: Snakeman. He hits Bullet with multiple fast past punches. Each fighter lands a powerful punch, sending the other flying. However, Luffy is exhausted and Bullet is still unharmed.


28. Asta and Yuno vs Licht

Licht pulls a sword from the floor. Asta draws his Demon-Dweller Sword, but Licht takes it. His slashes sent Yuno and Asta crashing into a wall. Asta loses his black form. Meanwhile, Yuno fights using Spirit Storm against Licht. However, he absorbs that spell. Licht slashes at Yuno, who easily evades getting hit. Asta recovers. He and Yuno team up against Licht. He releases a magical blast from the Demon-Dweller Sword, sending Yuno and Asta crashing to the bottom of the dungeon.


27. Thors vs Askeladd

Thors challenges Askeladd to a duel. As Thors approaches, Askeladd cuts the rope that was tethered to sail. When the falling sail hides Askeladd from Thors sight, he swiftly moves under it. He manages to cut Thors. However, it’s too shallow. Unable to use surprise attacks again, Askeladd is impressed. Thors attacks with a series of heavy hits, chipping away at Askeladd’s sword. Managing to break Thors sword, Askeladd is tricked. Leaving Thors with the victory.


26. Garou vs Bang, Genos & Bomb

Garou battles against Death Gatling, Chain Toad, Shooter, Gun Gun, Glasses, Stinger and Wildhorn. He quickly defeats them despite being injured. He manages to block all the bullets that Death Gatling fired, while prevent a child from getting hit. Genos arrives to save Death Gatling. He dominates Garou, but he manages to escape. Before they can reengage, Bang strike Garou with a devastating kick. Bang is a superior fighter than Garou, who’s even more injured having fought Genos. Bang and Bomb team up on Garou. However, he’s rescued by the Phoenix Man.


25. Gorgon vs Ushiwakamaru and Leonidas

Tiamat the Greek beast Gorgon attacks Ritsuka and Mash. The Goddess of Demonic Beast uses her Mystic Eyes of Petrification, Ushiwakamaru saves them. Tiamat enraged attacks the Northern Wall directly. Leonidas prepares for battle. Tiamat attacks with her snakes but Ushiwakamaru cuts them into pieces. Tiamat then shoots lasers at her, which she dodges while she jumps from roof top to roof top. Ushiwakamaru manages to reach Tiamat’s face, however, she is caught in Tiamat’s mouth. Ushiwakamaru then duplicates herself seven times. Her effort was valiant but she is defeated.

Leonidas takes on Tiamat next. Having a army behind him, they hurl arrows at her. It doesn’t have much effect. He then has them turn into shields to protect him from her stone turning mystic eye. Shocked, Tiamat turns up her power. This time Leonidas begins to turn to stone. However, he still manages to pierce Tiamat with his spear. At the end he begins to break apart as he turns to stone.


24. Kurapika vs Uvogin

Uvogin and Kurapika battle at a small canyon outside Yorknew City. Kurapika is able to endure the massive hits that Uvogin is able to deliver. Kurapika captures Uvogin with his Chain Jail. Begging to be killed, Uvogin begs Kurapika to kill him. Kurapika uses his Judgement Chain to try an force him to tell the truth. However, Uvogin still doesn’t care, forcing Kurapika to crush his heart with Judgement Chain.


23. Luffy vs Lucci

Luffy attempt to run past Lucci in order to get to Robin. Lucci fights back to prevent him from doing so. Franky runs into Luffy and Lucci, it appears that Luffy is losing. Luffy tells Franky to take the key’s and go save Robin. He tries to distract Lucci, so that Franky can get past him. Luffy fails to hurt Lucci, who uses his “Shigan”. Luffy uses his “Gear Second” ability and knocks Lucci out of the way. This allows Franky to succeed in getting past Lucci. Lucci then explains to Luffy that “his gear second ability is wearing his body away and shortening his life span by pumping blood into his legs, causing his blood-flow to speed up”.

Luffy doesn’t care as he’ll do anything to save his comrades. Lucci smashes a wall and it crumbles and water drowns everyone in the room. Luffy runs out of his Gear 2, Lucci gains advantage over Luffy. Luffy decides to use his “Gear 3” and explains that “Gear 3 is different from Gear 2 because instead of pumping blood through his body faster, he is blowing air through his bones, inflating them”. His are grows tremendously and he uses his “Gomu Gomu no Gigantic Pistol” knocking through the wall and toward the sea.


22. Madara vs Shinobi Alliance

Madara assaults the Shinobi Alliance impressively using his skills to destroy them. Madara uses his “Fire Release: Great Fire Annihilation technique”, which is countered by several shinobi. Naruto attacks Madara from above with a Rasengan while Onoki raises the ground. Madara activates his “Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan” and shields himself with Susanoo. Onoki lighten’s Gaara sand so it moves faster, he removes Madara from his Susanoo. He pulls him toward Naruto’s “Rasen Shuriken”, he activates the Rinnegan and absorb the attack. Madara use a jutsu draws a meteorite toward the battlefield. Onoki flies up to stop it, lightening the meteor so he could stop it. Impressed Madara uses a second meteor crushing the first, and kills most of the Fourth Division.


21. Tanjiro and Nezuko vs Susamaru and Yahaba

Susamaru use her temari handballs to destroy the clinic. She decapitates Yushiro, but he doesn’t die. Tanjiro has a hard time dodging the temari. Yushiro places a talisman on the head of Tanjiro’s head. This allows him to see the arrows that direct the temari. Now able to see the direct they will go he is able to evade them. Susamaru grows four more arms, making the total six. Tanjiro sends Nezuko to find the demon with the arrow ability. When she finds and attacks him, the arrows fade.

Using his Water Breathing Third Form, Flowing Dance, Tanjiro cuts off the arms of Susamaru. However, she regenerates all of her arms. Tanjiro faces off against Yahaba, while, Nezuko battles Susamaru. Yahaba sends several arrows toward Tanjiro, sending him flying around. In order to prevent himself from crashing into walls, he uses his Water attacks to counter. Meanwhile, Susamaru tries to attack Nezuko with her temari. They engage in a tit for tat with the temari. Kicking it back and forth with Nezuko shocking Susamaru with her power. In his battle with Yahaba, Tanjiro outsmarts his opponent using his own ability against him, killing Yahaba.

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40. Mob vs Mogami

Mogami is a powerful evil spirit that was once an famous esper considered to be ” The Greatest Psychic of the 20th Century.” In a attempt to save his mother from dying he became an assassin to pay for her bills. During the “Keiji Mogami Arc,” he encounters Mob. Possessing the spoiled child of a rich businessman Masashi Asagiri, Mogami is exposed by Reigen. He attacks the hundreds of espers that Masashi’s father hires. To try to exorcise Mogami from Matsuo’s body Mob uses astral projection to enter her mind. While her, Mob and Mogami have a psychic battle. Mob gets the better of him here. However, he manages to turn the tables on Mob. Placing him in an alternate world.

Mob spends six months in the mindscape that Mogami traps him in. However, Mogami doesn’t like how Mob responds. He becomes enraged, attacking Mob with the spirits that he’s collected over the years. Mob reaches 100% courage, destroying the fabric of the mindscape. Mob defeats Mogami with a powerful blasts. Destroyed, Mogami’s evil spirits gang up on Mob, overwhelming him. Mob awakens his ???% mode and Mob completely erases the mindscape world. The battle could be a bit confusing, but it was a marvelously animated battle. It was an colorful and amazing scene that’s typical of the series.


39. Zenitsu vs Brother

Zenitsu Agatsuma, is the cowardly member of the Demon Slayers Corps and Older Brother Spider Demon, is a spider demon with a human head and spider body. They battle on the Natagumo Mountain. In what is typical for Zenitsu he’s petrified of the spiders that swarm him. He runs up a tree to escape them. Poisoned, he’s in danger of becoming a spider human hybrid. He panics as his hair begins to fall out and passes out. Unconscious, Zenitsu goes into a trance. Using Thunder Breathing, he attacks Brother. The demon counters with “poison sputum,” poison shaped like a web. Zenitsu dodges the attack in mid-air.

The demon spiders surround Zenitsu. He finally enters his Thunderclap and Flash stance. It’s revealed that Zenitsu “only” has one technique. However, he has mastered this singular move. His electric aura explodes, destroying the surrounding spiders. Zenitsu strikes Brother with the speed and strength of a lighting bolt killing the demon.


38. All Might vs Nomu

All Might attacks Nomu with a barrage of fists. Designed to handle All Might’s power, Nomu isn’t phased. To damage the monster, All Might musts go beyond his normal level of power. Surpassing his limits, he and Nomu trade blows. With each hit (at incredible speed) they create shock-waves. Nomu is overwhelmed by All Might’s power. All Might defeats Nomu with a powerful Plus Ultra punch.


37. Levi vs Kenny

The initial battle between Levi and Kenny is more of an aerial assault. During the Uprising Arc, Kenny hires the Reeves Company to try and kidnap Eren and Historia. Kenny attacks Levi and Nifa, killing the later. Levi manages to avoid getting hit. Kenny is armed with ODM gear and two guns. Levi escapes, giving way to an amazing chase scene leaving Levi trapped in a tavern. However, he’s able to escape, despite the presence of Kenny’s squad.


36. Father vs Everyone

Some of my favorite kinds of battles is one vs many. Often this is the big bad verses all the heroes, however, sometimes it’s the reverse. In this case it’s the former. The Briggs Fortress soldiers, allies of Edward, join forces as they take on Father. Trying to exhaust his stone supply, they combine there attack efforts. However, Father’s barrier is too strong. When he lowers that barrier to attempt to absorb Greed’s stone, Edward, Armstrong and Izumi attack. Father loses control of his power, causing a massive explosion. Edward is now pinned to a bolder and his auto-mail right arm. With Edward in danger, Al convinces May to help him transmute his soul for Edward’s right arm. Enraged, Edward goes on a rampage delivering powerful blows against Father.


35. Gurren Lagann vs the Anti – Spirals

The Battle between the Gurren Lagann and Anti-Spiral is rather long. It features many transformations of Gurren Lagann as the mecha increases in size. The battle also has a great deal of symbolism, centered on human ascension. The Anti-Spirals hate the human race, and attempt to exterminate humans. The Anti- Spirals are beings that have abandoned spiral power, and stunted their own evolution. They are a collective unconscious that are attempting to avert a ” hypothetical event” called the ” Spiral Nemesis”. Gurren grows in its size at its final form, “Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann” reaches 52.8 billion light years in height. I feel it’s better to simply watch the battle than read my description of. Hope you enjoy watching it as I had.


34. Midoriya, Iida and Todoroki vs Stain

Izuku arrives to save Iida. Immobilized, Tenya is helpless and can’t help. Seeing the situation, Izuku springs into action. Activating One for All Full Cowl, Izuku attacks. He manages to slip through Stains legs, avoiding his katana. Slashing at him, Izuku dodges and uses 5% Detroit Smash. The hit connects. Stain manages to activate his Quirk, paralyzing Midoriya like Tenya. Now also helpless, Midoriya and Iida are rescued by Shoto. What follows is an action pack and exciting battle between the new heroes and Stain. They work together to defeat Stain, rescuing another fallen hero.


33. Levi vs The Beast Titan

At this point it’s clear that Levi is the best fighter in Attack on Titan. After the sacrifice of his fellow Scouts, and enraged Levi dominates the Beast Titan. With quick and powerful strikes, Levi manages to incapacitate the Beast Titan. He rips Zeke from it’s nape, however, Zeke is rescued by the Cart Titan.


32. Julius vs Licht

The fight between Julius Novachrono vs Patolli occurs over the city in the Royal Capital. The battle is a high flying spectacle. With the Wizard King using his time magic, while dodging the light attacks from Licht. They destroy the surrounding buildings during the conflict. Licht intimidated by the Kings Power, resorts to attacking innocent civilians. King Julius stops the spell, but is unable to avoid Licht’s sword.


31. Madara vs The 5 Kages

The Five Hokage join forces and prepare to battle Madara
The Five Hokage join forces and prepare to battle Madara

The Kages begin with Tsunade healing Gaara and Onoki, while Mei and A go on the offense. Mei uses ” Lava Release: Melting Apparition Technique”, and A uses his ” Lightning Oppression Horizontal Chop”. Madara uses his Susanoo to attack, but Gaara and Onoki use their defenses to stop the attack. Mei uses “Water Mist Technique” to hide the advance of A and Onoki. Onoki and A uses ” Super Aggravated Rock Technique” cracking the ribs of Susanoo. Madara uses Wood Nature Technique to destroy Onoki golem. Onoki response with his “Dust Element: Atomic Detachment”. Tsunade sites her 4 rules for a medic ninja, releasing her ” Byakuguo”. She attacks with a punch fracturing the ribs of Susanoo, then Madara uses “Katon Wildfire Extermination”. Mei counters with ” Suiton Waterspout ” and “Suiton Dragon Flood”, Weighting Rocks: Lightning Horizontal Chiyo Storm is used by A ans Onoki and Tsunade delivers another kick.

Tsunade damages Madara further knocking him to the ground, and Gaara attempts to seal him. Tsunade is then pierced through the stomach with Susanoo’s blade. Tsunade breaks the blade and hurls it at Madara, Onoki use his Duck Element to try to kill Madara, but it fails. Madara uses Wood Clones to “balance” the battle, 5 clones for each Kage. The Kages have a hard time fighting the now Susanoo activated clones. The Kages take one last stand, a use a collective attack. Madara isn’t harmed but his clones are destroyed, he activates his “Perfect Susanoo”. Madara uses Susanoo to cut the tops of several mountains showing his power. Edo Tensei is ended but Madara releases it. Madara thoroughly defeats the Kages, leaving them near death and Tsunade cut in half.

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50. Ramiel vs EVA Unit 01 & EVA Unit 02

Unit 01 is blindly send to combat Ramiel. Sensing the Eva, Ramiel fire off a powerful beam melting the Eva’s chest almost killing Shinji. Ramiel begins to drill towards Nerv, when they are able to determine that the particle beam is perfect in its accuracy. Ramiel has the most powerful AT field ever recorded. They decided to use a “positron rifle”, when Eva Unit 01 snipes Ramiel. Ramiel uses its particle beam and the same time Eva Unit 01 shoots causing both to miss. Ramiel fires a second shot but it is blocked by Unit 00’s shield. The second shot from Unit 01 is successful in killing it.


49. Jiraiya, Tsunade vs Orochimaru

Jiraiya decided its finally time to kill Orochimaru. Having been previously drugged by Tsunade, Jiraiya had a difficult time molding chakra. Tsunade fought Kabuto as he was the only one able. Kabuto was completely out of his league, he slits his wrists taking advantage of Tsunade’s” hæmophobia” . Naruto was injured attempting to help her. Tsunade heals him vowing to protect him no matter what.

Orochimaru, attempts to kill him but Tsunade protects him with her body. Tsunade got over her blood fear and healed herself enough to summon Katsuya. Jiraiya is able to summon Gamabunta to fight off against Orochimaru’s Manda. Defeating two sannin was too difficult for Orochimaru to accomplish and he and Kabuto fled.


48. Kisuke Urahara vs. Askin Nakk Le Vaar

This battle is the most interesting largely due to the fact that Kisuke finally uses his Bankai. The problem I had with this fight (and maybe this final Bleach arc) is that I CANNOT REALLY UNDERSTAND Askin’s power or Urahara’s Bankai’s powers. After Askin uses his Vollstandig, Hasshein which “will adapt to mutations in any “poison” he is resisting.” His description of his power is long winded. Anyway, Urahara attacks Askin, but he dodges. He uses his Gift Ring on Urahara’s eye, causing it to burst.

Realizing the danger that he’s in, Urahara releases his Bankai, Kannonbiraki Benihime Aratame. The first time he’s using his Bankai, there’s not much information on it. Askin’s arm split open and he jumps back, resulting in his arm begin sewed back up. Urahara’s Bankai can ” restructure anything it touches.” Urahara restructures his eyes and then his left hand increasing his power. Askin increases the power of his Gift Ball Deluxe. Surprisingly, the hand of Grimmjow rips the heart out of Askin’s chest.


47. Straw Hat Crew vs Hody Jones pirates

Each member of the Straw Hat Crew, battles against a member of the Hody Jones pirates. Luffy attacks Hody and sends him flying into the ship, Noah. Luffy activates his Gear Third. Hody uses the water in the ship to sending shark shaped water bullets towards Luffy. he dodges them and crushes Hody with “Gum Gum Elephant Gun”. Brook battles against Zeo, Zoro faces Hyouzou. Franky ends his battle with Ikaros Much with his “giant attack” . Usopp calls “Humandrake” to attack Daruma, then he calls “Trampolia”.

Hyouzou tries to attack Zoro from behind. Sanji, Jinbe, fight the massive Wadatsumi, Wadatsumi plans to “flatten” the plaza. Brook moves behind Zeo, and is defeated by Brook’s ice sword. Usopp knocks Daruma with a shock wave. Chopper uses his strength to win his battle, while Franky roasts Ikaros with a laser beam. Jinbe uses his fish man karate against Wadatsumi, his attack travels through Wadatsumi and sends him airborne. Sanji uses fire kicks to set him ablaze. Zoro uses his new “Onigiri” move on Hyouzou defeating him, ending the battle against the Hody pirates.


46. Ichibe Hyosube vs. Yhwach

One of the difficulties witnessing this fight was knowing that Yhwach couldn’t loss to Hyosube. Regardless of what he did he was always going to fail. This is true of most, if not all the battles in anime. What’s different in this fight is you get the impression that Hyosube would have won if it made sense for the story. Hyosube is an interesting character. He manages to maintain his stern manner, while being upbeat personality. During this battle he’s ruthless, but manages to smile regardless.

His personality shines through, along with his power. He’s constantly condescending towards Yhwach, especially as he cuts Yhwach’s power in half. He’s given the title of “Monk Who Calls the Real Name,” he created the names for everything in Soul Society. He can manipulate “true names the metaphysical representations of sentient being – which grants him a certain amount of power over the target.” After Hyosube continues to outclass Yhwach in the battle, the later uses The Almighty. Now Yhwach “can see far into the future with his eyes opened, which allows him to know and understand all abilities.” This is largely an Ass Pull, but up until this moment the battle was exciting.


45. Sakura, Chiyo vs Sasori

Sakura destroys Sasori's puppet with Chiyo's aid
Sakura destroys Sasori’s puppet with Chiyo’s aid

Sakura notices the difference between her and Sasori, in both ” his experience and amount of kills”. Chiyo reassures her that she ” is here”, and that she will protect her. She flings several kunai at Sasori, though he block them with her tail. Its revealed that he is hiding within his puppet. Chiyo explains how to defeat Sasori puppet Hiruko, and that Sakura is important in the strategy. First they have to get close to the puppet, but dodge the poisonous traps it possess. Chiyo claims that her battle experience is superior to Sasori, and that she has already made the first move. They succeed in the first part of the plan, as Chiyo takes control over Sakura’s body like a puppet. Sasori is impressed but quickly aims to kill off Sakura and Chiyo. Sasori releases his favorite puppet, the Third Kazekage. Sasori begins his attack with his puppet but he aims to kill Sakura. Trapping her he release poison, however Sakura is determined not to died and uses a explosive tag to disburse the poison.

Chiyo uses the puppets that Sasori made of his mother and father. Sasori and Chiyo clash in a spectacular display of puppetry. Sasori aims to ” get serious” and release his puppet special ability “Iron Sand”. He quickly attacks with ” Iron Sand Drizzle”. With the Iron Sand making the puppets of Chiyo unusable and forcing her to use her own modified body. The situation turns dire as Sasori has placed Chiyo and Sakura in an unenviable position. Chiyo tells Sakura to run, but she refuses. Sakura aims to be a puppet for Chiyo and because she is human and has massive strength at her disposal. Sakura shows her skilled set both in her strength, but also her ability to see through Sasori’s attack patterns. Sasori uses “Iron Sand World Model”, Sakura feints injury and when Sasori comes in for the kill she destroys his puppet. Having developed a antidote for the poison she found in Kankuro. Sasori notes that she had to develops a sophisticate antidote to counter his poison.

Sakura exhausted from the battle aims to end it quickly. Sasori seems to agree and decides another puppet would be useless, he decides to use his body. Sasori’s use of his body fails, and Chiyo decides to use her ” Secret White Technique: Group of Ten of the Chikamatsu”. Her puppets were used to topple an entire castle. Sasori responses with his ” Secret Red Technique: Hundred Manipulation ” , which feature hundreds of puppets that destroyed a country. There seems to be a quality vs quantity principle in regards to the battle. Chiyo has better quality of puppets but Sasori has a larger number of them.

Chiyo gives Sakura a sealing puppet aimed at stopping Sasori. Sasori manages to escape and appears behind Chiyo with a sword and attacks. Sakura steps in between him and Chiyo taking a sword into the stomach. She attempts to heal herself while t pulling out the sword, but the poison prevents her from doing so. Chiyo gives Sakura the last antidote, while Chiyo attacks Sasori with her ” Mom and Dad” puppets. She finally strikes his core, paralyzing him but Sakura is dying of her injury. Chiyo uses her ” Life Transfer ” technique to save her.


44. Mob vs Koyama

When Koyama tries to capture Mob for Claw, he mistakenly kidnaps Ritsu. Mob intervenes to save his brother. Koyama brutalizes Mob with his Telekinetic Helix. Eventually, Mob reaches 100% Animosity, due to the violent abuse that Koyama inflicted on him and his brother. Despite Mob dominating him and beating to a pulp, Koyama does manage to escape with Ritsu. As most Mob Psycho 100 battles this one was highly entertaining and well animated.


43. Escanor vs Estarossa

During the Defensive Battle for Liones arc, Escanor challenges Estarossa, assuming that he’s the strongest of the Ten Commandments. Escanor enters the battle to protect his fellows knights. Estarossa is surprised that he can with stand his power. Estarossa upper cuts, then knocks down Estarossa. When Escanor attacks Estarossa, it appears as if the sun is coming towards him. Even though he blocks the attack, he still falls to the ground. Excited, Estarossa summons his sword. Escanor cuts Estarossa, but he starts gushing blood. Estarossa reveals that his power if Full Counter, that ” allows him to reflect any physical attack with more than double its original strength.”

Escanor decides to take the fight seriously and creates a miniature sun. The heat causes the armor of the other Knights to melt. He uses Cruel Sun, then Pride Flare evaporating an entire lake. Estarossa uses his darkness to heal himself. Escanor uses Cruel Sun, but Estarossa covers it with darkness. Sensing that he’s winning and there’s an opportunity to end the fight, Estarossa uses Full Counter. Escanor attacks with a strike so fast that Estarossa couldn’t see it. Escanor asks “who decided that his attacks could not reach him, and who decided his sun was blocked out.” The sun Escanor created breaks free, he uses his Cruel Sun on last time, sending Estarossa into the ocean.


42. Goku vs Vegeta

Goku and Vegeta battle for the fate of the earth. At first they seem equal but it becomes quickly apparent the Vegeta has the advantage. In order fill the gap Goku uses Kaio Ken times 2 and he does some serious damage. Vegeta powers up finally, dominating Goku afterwards. Goku desperate pushes his body to the max using Kaio Ken time 3 , this seems to do the trick. Vegeta’s angrily decides to destroy the earth along with Goku and uses his “Galic Gun”, Goku counters with his ” Kame Hame Ha” power by Kaio Ken time 4. Vegeta isn’t defeated and returns to earth transforming into his giant monkey form.

Gohan and Krillin return to the battlefield afraid of what has happened. Vegeta is ten times stronger than he was as a human, Goku is floundering. Goku hopes to use the ” Spirit Bomb”, but he needs time to do so. He uses his ” Solar Flare ” to blind Vegeta and gets some distance so he could gather energy needed for his attack. However, just before Goku can use his technique Vegeta recovers and uses his ” Super Galic Buster”. Goku get’s hit and loses all the collected energy.

Incapacitated Goku can dodge Vegeta, who crushes his legs and begins to squeeze him. Gohan and Krillin arrive and with Yajirobe devise a plan to cut off Vegeta tail. Gohan distracts Vegeta while Krillin uses “Distructo Disk”. Vegeta dodges this attack, but to everyone’s surprise Yajirobe cuts off his tail. Vegeta furious begins attacking Gohan and Krillin, Gohan is defeated but encouraged to fight by his father. After, Vegeta attacks Goku again Gohan becomes enraged fighting Vegeta on equal grounds.

As they fight , Goku gives Krillin the rest of the energy from the ” Spirit Bomb”. Krillin forms a sphere from the energy and throws it, but Vegeta dodges it. Goku telepathically tells Gohan to ” bounce the Spirit Bomb back “, he does and Vegeta is hit. Vegeta is severely damaged, but not dead Vegeta. Vegeta can barely stand as he fly’s toward Gohan, he is shock to see that Gohan’s tail has grown back. Goku tell Gohan to look at the artificial moon turning to a Giant Gorilla. Vegeta is successful in cutting Gohan’s tail but fails to move out of the way and with Gohan’s size he crushes Vegeta. Vegeta no longer able to fight attempt to flee, Krillin tries to kill him with Yajirobe’s sword. Goku convinces Krillin to have mercy, and they allow Vegeta to leave.


41. Gaara vs Rock Lee

Rock Lee is pitted against Gaara in the preliminary rounds. Lee is helpless against Gaara’s ” ultimate defense “. Lee removes his heavy leg weights that results in his speed increasing tremendously. Lee makes his first attempts with his “Front Lotus”. Gaara used a sand decoy a evaded any damage. Lee, is injured by his lotus technique. Lee opens the “Second Gate”, a heal the damage he sustained. He opens both the “Third and Fourth Gates”, changing color and increasing his speed beyond natural humans. Lee opens the Fifth Gate, and uses the “Reverse Lotus”. Gaara survived this because he softened his fall with his sand. He then proceeds to crush Lee’s arm and leg. Gaara attempts to kill Lee, but Guy protects him.

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60. Kiado vs Luffy

Kiado is one of the strongest pirates in One Piece, his current bounty is 4,611,100,000. Only Whitebeard and Gold Roger had higher bounties. Up until this battle (if you want to call it that) it was unclear how strong Kiado actually is. During the Wano arc, Luffy fights Kiado after believing that the former killed his crew. Luffy goes into a rage, attacking Kiado with all he has. It doesn’t matter. Kiado has massive psychical powers. He’s able to break past the defenses of Luffy’s Gear Fourth.

Kiado has nigh-indestructible durability without using Haki. Luffy attacks while in Third Gear and then Fourth Gear, which doesn’t do anything but annoy Kiado. Tired of the encounter, Kiado uses his giant metal kanabo, that’s covered with spikes. Swinging it with his immense strength, he knocks Luffy unconscious with a single blow. The recently animated episodes of this encounter make it even more dramatic, it’s not a complete battle but it’s still worth a watch.


59. Itachi and Sasuke vs Kabuto

Kabuto uses his snakes to attack Sasuke and Itachi. Both Sasuke and Itachi activates their Susanoo. Kabuto reveals that he has become a sage. Kabuto uses ” Hermit Technique, Technique of the White Shock”, which causes a tremendous amount of pain. Even through the pain Itachi manages to predict Kabuto’s next movement.

Sasuke and Itachi work together using a strategy they used during their childhoods. Itachi slices one of Kabuto’s horns, and activates a forbidden doujutsu ” Izanami”. Kabuto uses ” Hermit Technique – Muki Tensei “, which is countered by Sasuke’s Amaterasu. Kabuto uses the techniques from the former sound five, even Orochimaru. Kabuto cuts Itachi in half, he continues to fight with Itachi in what appears to be deja vu. Kabuto seems to notice but its too late he has been trapped in a looping genjutsu.


58. Zeruel vs Unit 00, 02

The tenth Angel lay waste to the city quickly, and Mari in Unit 02 confronts it. She first uses a rifle and then a Thunder Spear, but the defenses of the angel is too great. She uses Unit 02’s ” Beast Mode” becoming more powerful and more agile. However, its not enough and Unit 02 is severely damaged. Rei attacks the Angel with a massive missile, the explosion doesn’t have an effect.

Unit 00 arms are severed and is devoured by the angel. The angel becomes more human-like in form, it is prevented from reaching Lilith by Shinji. Unit 01 initially dominates the 10 Angel but runs out of power. Shinji becomes enraged at the angels consumption of Rei and Unit 01 becomes berserk. Unit 01 power increases tremendously, healing itself an increasing its AT field strength. Shinji and Unit 01 uses optical blast destroying the angel and saving Rei.


57. Itachi vs Sasuke

The battle between the brothers has been anticipated since the beginning of the Naruto series, and it didn’t disappoint. They begin they fight clashing with a sword (Sasuke) and kunai (Itachi), Itachi gets the better of this exchange. Sasuke responded with “Chidori Nagashi”, and manages to “stab” Itachi through the stomach. Itachi reveals that it was all an illusion, they engage a contest of genjutsu. Itachi and Sasuke begin the real fight using a fury of shuriken. Itachi still manages to create a shadow clone during this exchange.

Itachi manages to gain the advantage and appears to puck out one of Sasuke’s eyes. It becomes clear to Sasuke that it’s all just an genjutsu ( Tsukuyomi ) and he falls to the floor a bit exhausted. Itachi starts to activate his Amaterasu, Sasuke goes on the offensive hurling using his ” Shadow Shuriken Technique ” successfully hurting Itachi. He then uses his “Fire Style: Grand Fireball Technique” forcing Itachi to escape through the roof. They then both use the technique, when Sasuke appears to win Itachi’s Amaterasu activates.

Amaterasu consumes the fire of Sasuke’s technique, he used the jutsu again this time hitting Sasuke with it. Sasuke escapes using a substitution jutsu. He uses ” Grand Dragon Fire Technique “, destroying the ceiling of the building. Sasuke’s true goal was to create an atmosphere for his final attack. He uses ” Kirin ” resulting in a devastating lightning attack.

Itachi appears to have been defeated but surprises Sasuke, by using his strongest attack Susanoo. Out of chakra Sasuke is taken over by Orochimaru, who uses ” Hydra Technique “. Itachi easily dispatches Orochimaru sealing him permanently with his ” Sword of Totsuka”. Itachi seems to be struggling psychically coughing up blood, Sasuke uses explosive kunai but fails to make a dent. Before Itachi can steal Sasuke’s eyes he collapses and dies.


56. Asuka vs Mass Produced Evangelions

Like many of the battles in Evangelion, the conflict between Asuka and Mass Produced Eva’s was a brutal and emotional. In episode 25, they are sent to defeat Evangelion Unit-02. Created under secrecy by SEELE, the primary purpose was to initialize the SEELE’s version of the Third Impact. Each of these Eva’s has a part of wings, looking like the angels they’re suppose to destroy (or at least what we think of when we think angels). Anyway, EVA-02, severely wounds each of them.

She tears off the upper jaw of EVA-09, then she snaps it in half. She impales EVA-11 with a knife, cuts off the right arm of EVA-07 and snaps it neck. With the Heavy Spears, she cuts EVA-12 in half, cuts EVA-08 leg off. It’s bloody battles typical for this series. However, none of this results in a EVA-02 victory. Her umbilical cable gets cut and she runs out of time. EVA-02 get impaled through the head and it shuts down. The Mass Produced EVA’s recover, and begin to rip the intestine out of EVA-02. They finally “kill” her by impaling her with several more Heavy Spears.


55. Naruto vs Sasuke

Naruto catches up with Sasuke at the “Valley of the End”. Sasuke is serious about killing Naruto. Naruto aims to ” beat Sasuke back to his old self”, and uses Shadow clone and Rasengan. Sasuke uses his Chidori and they clash like they previously did at the hospital. Sasuke uses his Chidori a second time piercing Naruto’s shoulder. Naruto becomes anger and his nine tails chakra is released. Naruto heals his injuries, Sasuke use his ” Great Fireball Technique” and Naruto counters with a scream that extinguishes the flame.

Sasuke’s Sharingan complete’s and he’s able to predict Naruto’s movements. Once it appears that Naruto has been defeated, his nine-tails Chakra envelopes him. Naruto’s chakra makes it difficult for Sasuke to predict his movements. He retreats and decides to use jutsu instead, but it fails. Sasuke finally activates his curse seal level 2. Naruto use his Rasengan and Sasuke use his Chidori and they clash in devastatingly dark energy. Naruto is knocked unconscious and Sasuke leaves.


54. Eren vs Female Titan

After Eren punches Annie into a church. She quickly begins to flee toward the wall. She is pursued by the survey corps. and Eren. When she finds a clearing with no buildings she stops and takes Eren head on. Annie attempts to capturing Eren, she fails. She decides to escape instead, Eren tries to stop her. She uses her ability to harden her skin and knock Eren’s limbs off, and smash his head in. Eren gets up and hops toward Annie tackling her to the ground, he then tries to rip her face off.

She knocks him off her and proceeds to climb the Wall. Eren bite’s her leg trying to prevent her from escaping. However, she manages to climb the wall despite his efforts. Mikasa reaches Anne and cuts off her fingers, knocking her to the ground. Eren tries to rip her out of Titan body with his teeth, she crystallizes herself for protection ending the confrontation.


53. Naruto, Kakashi, Guy vs Obito

Obito protects the demonic statue from Naruto, B, Guy, and Kakashi. Obito remain’s elusive, using his “time – space” technique to evade their attacks. However, “lightning-infused kunai” that Kakashi uses his Kamui on seems to scratch Obito masks. Kakashi notices this and decides to test a theory as to why. When Naruto hits Obito with his Rasengan, it passing through Obito. Kakashi uses his Kamui on it causing damage to Obito. Kakashi realizes how Obito’s “Space–Time Ninjutsu” works.

With Kakashi’s new knowledge he and Naruto, B, and Guy coordinate their attacks. Naruto’s shadow clone attacks Obito, but his clone disappears in Obito’s “space – time” jutsu. Naruto then uses his” Tailed Beast Ball”, forcing Obito to uses his jutsu. While in the other dimension, Obito is attacked by Naruto’s “shadow clone” . He is quickly hit in the face with a Rasengan, shattering his mask revealing his identity.


52. Levi vs Female Titan

This battle was short and featured in the beginning of the episode. The Female Titan attacks Levi, he quickly slices up her arm and stabs her in the eyes. He then continues to slice up the titan. Levi single handily subdues the female titan, and manages to save Eren. Leaving the female titan defeated and in tears.


51. Sho vs Shinra

The battle between brothers, Sho and Shinra was well animated and directed. Shinra’s speed isn’t effective against’s Sho’s ability to time. Shinra refuses to give up. No matter how much he tries, Shinra can’t seem to land a hit on his brother. Despite Shinra landing a mild hit, Sho manages to land a devastating one, Severed Universe. Desperate, Shinra continues to try to increase his speed until he disappears. Shinra continues to miss while he learns how to use his new found speed. Now evenly matched the clash, the battle isn’t completed, but it ends with Shinra bleeding from a sword through the chest.

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70. Ash vs Paul

Ash leads with Pikachu and Paul use his Aggron. Aggron starts with Metal Claw, Pikachu counters with Iron Tail. Then Aggron uses Metal Sound, Ash tells Pikachu to use thunderbolt followed by Volt Tackle. Aggron stops Pikachu using Flash Cannon. Ash recalls Pikachu for Infernape. Aggron uses double edge, Infernape counters with Flare Blitz and they collide. Infernape is hit with recoil, Aggron is burned. Infernape uses Mach Punch knocking Aggron out of the battle. Next up for Paul is Gastrodon. Ash recalls Infernape for Staraptor. Gastrodon begins with Muddy Water, Staraptor gets a direct hit with Quick Attack. Staraptor uses Aerial Ace and Gastrodon uses Body Slam. Gastrodon use Water Pulse but Staraptor uses Close Combat to escape from under Gastrodon. Then Gastrodon knocks Staraptor down with Ice Beam, Ash subs Staraptor with Buizel. Gastrodon uses Ice Beam, Ash uses it to his advantage in combination with Aqua Jet. Buizel KO’s Gastrodon with Ice Punch.

The poison Pokemon Drapion is Paul’s next battler. Drapion attacks with Pin Missile, Buizel uses Water Gun as a counter. Drapion uses Cross Poison but Buizel dodges and uses Sonic Boom. Its blocked by Drapion’s Tail and Drapion captures Buizel in his claws. Buizel “inflates his flotation sack” and uses Water Gun to escape. Drapion uses Toxic Spikes poisoning Buizel then KO’ing it with Pin Missile. Ash sends Staraptor back out, and Paul quickly uses Pin Missile. Staraptor evades them and uses Ariel Ace, but Drapion captures it in it claws. Using Cross Poison followed by slamming Staraptor into the ground, Drapion wins. Torterra is sent out and is quickly poisoned buy Toxic Spikes, Drapion uses Cross Poison but is stopped by Energy Ball. Torterra uses Leaf Storm scoring a direct hit on Drapion. Drapion uses Pin Missile once again and Torterra uses Rock Climb which is blocked by Drapion. Drapion uses Poison Fang, but Torterra uses Synthesis but Drapion wins with Pin Missile.

Gliscor is used next, and Paul recalls Drapion for Ninjask. Ninjask uses its agility to increase its speed, and strike with Fury Swipes. Gliscor fails in its attempt to use Fire Fang and is knocked into the ground becoming poisoned. Ash recalls Gliscor and uses Infernape who is quickly poisoned. Ash plans to get rid of the Toxic Spikes, he has Infernape dig then use Flare Blitz burning the Toxic Spikes. Ninjask uses Giga Drain but its slower due to effects from Flare Blitz. Infernape knocks Ninjask out with Mach Punch.

Ash gives Infernape a rest and sends Pikachu out against Froslass, it uses Hail. Pikachu use his Thunder Bolt but its ineffective, he’s hit by Ice Shard. Volt Tackle is used but easily evaded, and Froslass uses Ice Shard. Pikachu gets a clean hit on Frosslass with Iron Tail. Pikachu is hit with an Ice Beam, and gets trapped but takes out Frosslass with Volt Tackle. Paul sends out Drapion and Ash calls Pikachu back and sends Gliscor out. Drapion starts with Pin Missile, Gliscor fly’s up and uses Stone Edge. Drapion counters with Cross Poison but Gliscor uses Giga Impact, Paul uses Pin Missile. Gliscor dodges the Pin Missile then fails to connect with X-Scissor. Cross Poison is uses but Gliscor quickly use Fire Fang that burns Drapion until it faints.

Electrivire vs Infernape
Electrivire vs Infernape

Paul is left with his final Pokemon, Electivire. Gliscor has taken a lot of damage, and Paul uses Thunder on the field resulting in Gliscor being hit by rocks. Gliscor tries to use Giga Impact but is caught an Knocked out with Brick Break. Ash sends Pikachu out and uses his speed. Using Quick Attack it hits Electivire and Pikachu gets caught in Electivire’s tails. Pikachu frees itself with Iron Tail, Electivire uses Brick Break while Pikachu counters with Quick Attack. They seem to be even, Pikachu uses Volt Tackle increasing Electivire’s speed. Pikachu fails to counter Electivire’s Thunder Punch and is knocked out with Brick Break.

Both Ash and Paul have one Pokemon left, Electivire and Infernape. Thunder punch and Mach Punch clash as both Combatants are equal. Infernape uses Flamethrower and is countered by Protect. Electivire uses Thunder and Infernape uses Dig. Infernape uses Flamethrower, and Electivire uses Brick Break. The seem even but thing appear to change as Infernape is grabbed by Electivire. To everyone’s surprise when Infernape activates its Blaze ability. In his new state Infernape uses Flamethrower, then a powerful Flare Blitz knocking out Electivire for the win.


69. Gaara vs Kimimaro

Kimimaro is hasty and attacks Gaara with ” finger bullets”, Gaara’s ultimate defense swiftly blocks them. Gaara goes offensive with his sand, but Kimimaro is too agile. He uses “Suna Shigure”, causing sand to rain to the ground. But it was a distraction designed to keep Kimimaro from noticing his feet. He grabs him with sand and covers Kimimaro with sand then uses ” Sabaku SouSou” crushing him. Kimimaro survives due to the strength of his bones. Gaara uses “Desert Avalanche” covering most of the forest with sand, including Kimimaro. He then compacts the sand with ” Desert Requiem”. Kimimaro emerges unscathed and in his curse seal level 2 form.

In this form Kimimaro isn’t being stopped by Gaara’s sand attacks. He manages to land a hit on Gaara breaking through Gaara’s sand shield. Kimimaro pulls out his own spine, and uses it to wrap around Gaara, who’s sand instantly protects him. Kimimaro releases his strongest bone, Gaara counters with his ” Supreme Absolute Defense Shield of Shukaku “. Gaara’s shield trumps Kimimaro’s bone, and Gaara uses sand to trap him under ground. Kimimaro uses his final “dance” and a series of bones protruded from the ground. Gaara uses his sand to lift himself and Rock Lee into the air. Just when they appear safe Kimimaro appears behind them, but he died’s before he can strike.


68. Grimmjow vs Ichigo

Ichigo and Grimmjow clash swords, with his spare hand Grimmjow use his cero. After trading threats with Ichigo, they begin to fight in mid-air. Looking to provoke Ichigo’s anger he uses his, Gran Ray Cero aiming it toward Orihime. Grimmjow finally activates his Resurrección, Pantera. They clash in mid-air once again, Grimmjow launches his ” Garra de la Pantera “. Ichigo initially dodges this but the projectiles are heading toward Orihime, he takes the hits. After being hit Ichigo’s mask begins to crack.

Ichigo removes the crack, and they continue to trade blows. Grimmjow gets slashed down the chest by Ichigo, leaving him to believe that he has won. He becomes angry that Ichigo would conclude that he could be defeated. Grimmjow releases his technique ” Desgarron “, he claims its his strongest attack. Ichigo shatters this attack and stabs Grimmjow through the chest ending the battle.


67. Mizukage vs Gaara

Mizukage shows his disappointment in the weakness of the Shinobi Alliance, commenting on how they assumed that he was the weakest Kage. Gaara states how his water is more like oil and destroys his sand. The Mizukage has rendered psychical attacks useless, by having a battlefield wide genjutsu. Onoki succeeds in destroying the genjutsu creating clam. Gaara gets the upper hand and attempts to seal Mizukage in sand. This fails as Mizukage activates his technique, ” Jokey Boy”.Hail begins to pour down, as a result of the steam from the explosion. Onoki explains that a “clone is made from oil and water found in Mizukage’s body”. The oil takes the form of a little boy, and has water inside.

As it moves the oil heats up as the water evaporates increasing its size. Then it explodes resulting in steam causing more hail, and continuing the process over again. Mizukage is very weak during this technique, an needs to hide. The clone itself is very quick, an saves Mizukage from sealing. The clone continues to attack, charging into Gaara but it turn out to be a clone. Before the clone explodes it turns into gold, Mizukage is shocked. Gaara uses gold sand from a previous fight and mixed it into his sand clone. The sand that was cold was enough to chill the gold making it hard, stopping the clone and ending the fight.


66. Nanashi vs Luo Lang

The final duel between Luo-Lang and Nanashi. This scene is hands down one of the best animated sword fights ever. The direction, sound effects, music, camera and overall drama are worthy of praise. I would recommend this movie just to watch this scene.


65. Naruto, B, Itachi vs Nagato

Itachi attacks Naruto with a “Fire Ball Jutsu”, B cuts it in half. Natsu uses ” Ban Shou Tenin” drawing Naruto in, Naruto counters with his nine tails chakra. Nagato summons two creatures to the battlefield. Itachi and B fight head on, Itachi uses his ” Red Tails ” jutsu. B blocks it by enlarging his hand and using it as a shield, he then uses a tentacle to attack Itachi from the ground. However, Itachi uses a genjutsu but the eight tails counters the genjutsu. B then uses his eight sword stance, meanwhile Naruto uses rasengen on the dog summon. Using his Sharingan Itachi activates a jutsu within Naruto, and a crow emerges from his mouth. This crow was planted with the intention of saving Sasuke but Itachi used it to free himself from Kabuto’s control.

Nagato use his Shira Tensei, and attacks B who response by using his ” Lariat “. Nagato uses his ” Perta Path ” to absorb his chakra. He uses the ” Human Path” on Naruto pulling his soul out. Before Nagato can absorb Naruto’s soul B intervenes using a sword, but Nagato is unfazed and chokes B with his mechanical arm. Both B and Naruto are saved by Itachi using his “Susanoo”. Nagato uses his most powerful attack, ” Chibaku Tensei “. While, Naruto and B panic Itachi uses his calmness to great effect. He concludes that the way to defeat Nagato’s attack is to send their most powerful to its core. This is a success and Nagato is sealed by Itachi ending the battle.


64. May vs Drew

May sends out Squirtle and Combusken, while Drew uses his Flygon and Absol. Squirtle starts of by using Rapid Spin, Flygon response with Sandstorm. Combusken rides on top of Squirtle. Combusken then uses “Mega Kick” on Flygon, but is blinded by Absol’s Flash. Absol lands a direct hit with ” Iron Tail”. May, orders Squirtle to use his Bubble and Combusken to use Sky Uppercut. Flygon dodges while Absol uses Razor Wind. It directly hits Combusken and forces a collision between May’s Pokemon losing her some points.Flygon uses Flamethrower and Combusken counters with Fire Spin.

Absol and Flygon use Razor Wind and Dragon breath in combination, both Squirtle and Combusken are hit losing May more points. Iron tail is used by Absol and Flygon uses his Steel wing attack. Taking note from a previous battle May combines water and fire attacks, Fire spin and Bubble. This does damage to Drew’s Pokemon costing him some points. Absol uses Flash while Squirtle uses Rapid Spin, Squirtle is unaffected by Flash. Flygon attacks Squirtle but it fails and Squirtle uses Bubble, while Absol uses Razor wind and Combusken use Fire Spin.

Squirtle’s Bubble makes a clean hit, and it follow’s it up with a direct Ice Beam knocking Flygon out. Absol strikes Squirtle with an Iron tail KO’ing it. With only two minutes remaining they continue their battle one on one, Absol verses Combusken. Combusken uses Mega Kick, Absol counters with Iron tail, then Razor Wind doing multiple hits. Combusken uses Fire Spin but it doesn’t work against Water Pulse. He begin’s to give off a lot of heat, Absol uses Razor again.

Then Combusken uses a powerful Overheat, May is behind in points and needs to take the lead before time runs out. Overheat is used again and so is Water pulse, Absol then uses flash. Combusken dodges the flash and lands a Mega Kick, then an Overheat. Absol uses razor wind it makes a clear hit, they now have less than a minute. Absol uses Water Pulse and Combusken response with a weak Overheat, and is hit with the Water Pulse. Combusken still stands and Absol uses Iron Tail, May counters with Sky Uppercut winning the battle.


63. 3rd Hokage vs Orochimaru

Orochimaru and the Third Hokage begin their battle. Orochimaru revealed he has created a ninjutsu that makes him immortal. He has also mastered the jutsu “Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation”. He uses this technique to summon the first to Hokage’s. The Third manages to stop the third coffin containing the Fourth Hokage. The previous Hokage show off their jutsu’s, the second Hokage uses massive water techniques showing tremendous water creating ability.

The first Hokage uses his “wood jutsu”, he also traps Sarutobi who then summons “Monkey King: Enma”. The Hokages can’t be “killed”, since their bodies simply regenerated. The Third decided to used the “Dead Demon Consuming Seal”, he sacrifice two Shadow Clones to seal the first Hokage’s. He fails to do so in regards to Orochimaru. However, he decided to seal Orochimaru’s arms. Preventing him from using jutsu’s. He succeeds in doing this and died’s smiling.


62. B vs Sasuke

The battle against B begins with Suigetsu attacking him with his sword. B is undisturbed and catches the sword. He handles both Suigetsu and Juugo easily. Sasuke takes be head on and during the exchange he manages to get the sword from B. B unsheathes his eight swords, and uses a odd stance. He then begins to attack Sasuke ferociously, his unorthodox movements make it near impossible for Sasuke to follow even with his Sharingan. Sasuke uses his Chidori Blade, but it doesn’t have any effect. B stabs Sasuke with several of his swords.Before he can finish him, Suigetsu interferes and saves him. Juugo gets a powerful hit on B, while Karin heals Sasuke.

With Sasuke, Suigetsu and Juugo working together they manage to get a brief advantage over B. B escapes but Karin locates him, Sasuke follows him. He uses his ” Number 8 ” on Sasuke, who deflects it. Then continues on to attack Karin, Suigetsu and Juugo. B attacks Sasuke but is caught in the Sharingan illusion, his eight tails beast wakes him. He surprisingly attacks with a devastating results, blowing ” his next and chest away”. Juugo use his ability to heal Sasuke, while B transforms into his beast form. B uses his Beast Bomb attack, Sasuke then uses Amaterasu. Sasuke manages to put the flames of Amaterasu, and captured B.


61. Simon vs The Helix King

The Helix Kings “Gurren Lagann” is named Razengan, he quickly begins to fight launching himself into the air. He attempts to attack Gurren Lagann creating a crater in the ground. He kicks Gurren Lagann in the air and hits it with a spin kick. It’s clear that Razengan is faster an more agile, Simon attempts to use Giga Drill Breaker. Razengan bites the head of the drill and breaks it. He then pins Gurren Lagann to the wall, and Gurren Lagann collapses to the floor.

The stand and go head to head with Razengan but Gurren Lagann is pierced by its drill. Simon ejects the head of Gurren Lagann and uses Lagann Impact. It fails however and both Razengan and Gurren Lagann clash with each of their own drills. Simon wins the exchange but The Helix King leaves Razengan, attacking Gurren with his bare hands. When The Helix King thinks he got the advantage, Simon surprises him by stabbing him in the chest with the core drill. He blows a hole in the kings chest ending the battle.

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The Top 100 Anime and Manga Battles of All Time (90 – 81)

90. Shuisui vs Starkk

This battle gets interrupted, splitting it in two. The first half wasn’t taken very seriously by either combatant. However, after the interruption they decided to get serious. As Starrk is about to kill Love and Rose, Kyoraku takes this opportunity stab him from the shadows. Kyoraku explains the ability of his Zanpakuto. He explains that his Zanpakutō “was not in the mood for that game” and it “doesn’t like playing with it because it jerks him around”. He fights using a “color-based game” that results in Kyoraku killing Starkk, by using the color black.


89. Genkai vs Shishiwakamaru

Shishi battles against a weaken Genkai, Shishi uses the “chorus of a thousand souls” killing many in the audience. Genkai quickly evaded this technique, enraging Shishi. Shishi fails to kill her, due to Genkai reflects his energy back at him. Genkai easily overpowers him, steal most of his energy and using it to power her “Spirit Reflection Blast“.


88. Spike vs Pierrot Le Fou

Spike accidentally comes upon a massacre of several men. Mad Pierrot notices him an begins to fire several shots at Spike, with his cane gun. However, his bullets don’t have an effect on Pierrot as he seems to have a shield of some sort. Mad best Spike in hand to hand combat. Staring down the barrel of a gun, Spike is given a reprieve in the form of a stray cat. While distracted, Spike takes this opportunity to blow up a propane tank and flee. However, Mad is untouched and wound’s Spike with a throwing knife. Spike flee’s from him and manages to get away.Spike and Mad do battle at an amusement park. Spike steps on a mine field an is propelled on a roller coaster then he falls into a river.

Having successfully swam to the shore, Mad shows up a tells him “its Showtime”. He fires a series of rockets at Spike who manages to evaded them. Mad appears to finally gain and insurmountable advantage, then a toy cat falls to the grown and starts meowing. He loses his mind like before in the alley allowing Spike to have another advantage, and he flees. Mad catches up to him and shoots him in the shoulder. Spike throws a dagger a him, resulting in Mad falling to the ground and cry’s like a child. As he cry’s on the floor in a tantrum he’s stepped on by a giant robot mascot and dies.


87. Kimimaro vs Rock Lee

While trying to retrieve Sasuke, Naruto encounters Kimimaro. Naruto fails to make a head way with Kimimaro, however Rock Lee intervenes. Initially Kimimaro has the natural advantage as Rock Lee’s fighting style is too “linear”. However, Lee drinks some “medicine” that was actually sake. He appears drunk and starts using a “drunken style” technique, he began’s to beat Kimimaro. Lee starts to sober up losing his edge and Kimimaro attempt to kill him. Gaara arrives just in time to save him.


86. Goku vs Burter and Jeice

After Recoome’s quick defeat, Burter and Jeice attempt to defeat Goku. After dodging effortlessly dodging their attacks , he appears behind Burter. Burter, considers himself to be “fastest being in the universe” is pissed. Burter charges directly at Goku, with Jeice following him. Goku continues to evade their attacks, he switches gears and knocks Burter out. Goku decides to give Jeice two choices, leave the planet or stay and fight. Jeice takes the first offer and “leaves”. Vegeta takes advantage and kill both Burter and Recoome, Vegeta tells Goku ” he is too soft to actually be a Super Saiyan”.


85. Straw Hat Pirates vs Moria and Ora

Moria uses Luffy’s shadow to power the corpse of Ora, a died Giant. Ora comically uses Luffy’s “Gomu Gomu no” technique’s even though he can’t stretch, his incredible height however makes the difference. This is one of the few times in the series that the entire Straw hat crew is needed to defeat an enemy. Ora has a lot of strength, endurance and agility making it difficult to even land hits. The straw hat pirates use a series of improvised combinations and strategies to attack, the succeed in doing some damage. They also use the builds, rocks and other rubble as weapons.

However, when Moria enters Ora’s body he makes the battle more difficult for the straw hats. Ora’s is displeased by his masters control, and asked him to “stop controlling him and allow himself to fight”. The battle shifts in Ora’s and Moria’s favor and just as their about to crush Nami and Usopp, “Nightmare Luffy” appears. Luffy is now capable of landing the effective hits on Ora. Luffy appears to win the battle by using “Gomu Gomu no Storm”. However, Ora’s recovers forcing the entire Straw Hat crew into one final group attack, finally defeating Ora.


84. Kenpachi vs Nnotria

This was a battle of brute force, with both Kenpachi and Nnotria showing the strength. Anyone that’s a fan of Kenpachi knows that this type of fight is his favorite. Nnotria takes pride in his Hierro, claiming “his Hierro is unsurpassed by any former or current Espada and states Kenpachi’s blade will never cut him”. The combatants go back and forth, increasing their strength and challenging the other to surpass the previous increase.

Kenpachi is generally gleefully throughout the fight. Kenpachi’s lack of defense prove to put him in danger a least for a while. Kenpachi finally uses his “Kendo”, he states that “Yamamoto made him learn it”. He explains that ” states a sword is stronger if its wielder holds with two hands instead of one”. Kenpachi finally strikes Nnotria with his sword, and is surprised that he’s still alive. He concludes that Nnotria as being done and proceeds to leave. Nnotria disagrees that this fight is over, but Kenpachi end it with one slash.


83. Alphonse vs Kimblee and Pride

With the aid of a “philosopher stone”, Al takes on both Kimblee and Pride. It’s a quick battle but one that shows Al fearlessness and in skills with alchemy. Al uses a smoke screen to cover his movements, and he an Kimblee engage in close combat. Kimblee uses his explosive alchemy, while Al counters by using the earth as a shield. Al simultaneously battles Pride, who uses his shadows to cut at Al. Al manages to dodge Kimblee’s assault by riding on earth shaped like a dragon. He then attempts to trap Pride in a dome, but fails an is pierced by his shadows. Al, however uses a flash bang to remove all the shadows finally trapping Pride. Kimblee frees him, but Al is saved by Heinkel.


82. Mugen and Jin vs Kariya

Mugen as brash as ever attacks first with his unpredictable fighting style. Kariya’s quick hands puts Mugen on the defensive. He effortlessly counters every move from Mugen, he comments that Mugen needs to use his intellect more. Mugen ignores him and is quickly dispatched into the sea. Next up is Jin, they battle on the pier. Mugen attempt to join the fray but he proves to be a distraction. Kariya appears to defeat Jin on the pier as the latter fall into the sea. Jin survives and challenges Kariya on a cliff. He uses a final attack that leaves himself open for attack, but manages to killing his opponent.


81. Sachiel vs Shinji

Shinji and Eva-01 are launched to the surface to face Sachiel. However, due to Shinji’s inexperience as Eva pilot he has difficulty moving, and falls. Sachiel takes advantage a grabs the Eva by the head, then it breaks it arm. Sachiel shoots an “energy lance” into Eva-01’s head causing Shinji pain. However, Eva-01 goes into “berserker” mode, jumping on Sachiel but is rebuffed. Eva-01 is stopped by Sachiel’s A.T. Field. The Eva regenerated its arm and deploy’s it own A.T. Field. Sachiel used another blast but it does nothing. Eva- 01 grabs both of the Angel’s arms and breaks them. The Eva takes a piece of bone from Sachiel’s and starts to crack its core. Sachiel self destructs, but Eva -01 is unscathed.

The Top 100 Anime and Manga Battles of All Time (100 – 91)

Back in December of 2013, I created a list of “My Top 100 Favorite Anime and Manga Battles.” As 2020 begins I decided that is should create another one. Since 2013 a number of anime and manga series have begun and ended. I also got into series that I didn’t watch when I created the original lists, The Seven Deadly Sins and Hunter X Hunter being among them. Looking at the series that dominated my original lists, the Big 3 were prominent.

With Naruto (30%) being the most represented, followed by One Piece (15%), Bleach (10%), Pokemon (8%), Evangelion and Gurren Lagann (6%), DBZ (5%), Attack on Titan and Yu Yu Hakusho with (3%) and Air Gear, FMA, and Samurai Champloo at (2%) each. I’m certain my new list will increase in diversity, I wonder what the percentages will be. Everyone lists has it’s limits. This list is limited to all the anime fights I’ve seen. I don’t need to have watch the anime series per say, just the fight. Despite the title, I’m certain these aren’t actually all THE bests battles ever. However, I’m sure that many of the entries on this list would be on many other all time battles list. Without further ado lets begin.


100. Sajin Komamura vs Bambietta Basterbine

During the Quincy Blood War, Komamura and Bambietta battle in Wandenreich City. Sajin Komamura is the Captain of the 7th Division. An anthropomorphic wolf, Sajin is a powerful Shinigami with a high sense of honor. Sternritter Bambietta is a Quincy and member of the Sternritter’s. Designated with the power of “E” for Explode, she is cute but sadistic. The battle between Sajin and Bambietta, starts off as a conflict between Shinji, Momo, Sanji and Bambietta. Both Shinji and Momo are quickly defeated.

Sajin realizes that he can’t simply block Bambietta’s “Explode.” Her ability allows her to turn anything her Reishi touches into a bomb. Sajin, having undergoing the Humanization Technique, is now human. He activates his Kokujo Tengen Myo’o Dangai Joe. Having also gone through transformation, Sajin’s Bankai is now only Reiatsu. As a result Bambietta’s ability is nullified and she is defeated.


99. Shikamaru Nara vs Tayuya

Tayuya activates her curse seal and summons “three demons”, she controls them with her flute. Shikamaru uses his intellect to outwit Tayuya, and devises a strategy “in nine moves”. Through pure observation Shikamaru figures out her summons movement based on her finger movements. He manages to take control of her summons, though Tayuya cancels the summons in response. Surprised by Shikamaru’s intelligence Tayuya uses her second level of the curse seal. Shikamaru uses his “Shadow–Neck Binding Technique” attempting to choke her.

Tayuya traps Shikamaru in a genjutsu, that hinders his movement. Tayuya picks up a kunai that “missed” her when Shikamaru threw it at her earlier. She attempts to stab Shikamaru and he punches her in the stomach. Surprised again, Shikamaru uses his shadow bind technique to break his own finger breaking the genjutsu. Shikamaru explains “his plans and how he missed with that kunai on purpose to get her to come closer while he then prepared his Shadow–Neck Binding Technique”. However, the level 2 curse allows Tayuya to suppress the shadow bind and she is almost able to kill Shikamaru.


98. Mayuri vs Szayel

This was the type of battle that’s fought and won mentally. Mayuri is a odd character, he fits the “Mad scientist” archetype. He’s arrogant , rude and condescending. Szayelaporro Granz is similar to Mayuri in that regard. The back and forth of these to combatants is what’s most enjoyable. They keep trying to one up one another with their techniques. Although, this results in some grotesque techniques (Mayuri’s Bankai eating Granz, Granz being rebirth from Nemi’s mouth). Granz attempts to turn Mayuri’s Bankai against him, but he self destructs it. Granz claims he cannot be killed, that he continues to be reborn indefinitely.

Mayuri is disappointed because Granz “lack of any further abilities”. He explains that by recreating himself inside Nemu, Granz is now “dosed with a sense-enhancing chemical”. This drug increases Granz senses, paralyzing him as seconds become centuries. Mayuri proceeds to breaking off his blade in Granz hand torturing him for eternity.


97. Android 17 vs Piccolo

Piccolo is one of the few characters in the Dragon Ball Series that get to shine, other than Saiyan’s. During the Cell saga he fuses with Kami, becoming a complete and more powerful fighter. In an effort to stop Cell from becoming perfect Piccolo decides to destroy the androids. Piccolo and Android #17 are of equal strength. He’s at a disadvantage, unlike the android’s he doesn’t have unlimited energy. He uses his “regeneration abilities” and his several energy attacks, like his “Hellzone Grenade”. This battle is cut short by the arrival of Cell, but was entertaining while it lasted.


96. Temari vs Shikamaru

This battle was relatively short, however it was clearly a surprise in its quality both to me and the crowd. Temari being eager to battle unlike Shikamaru who’s lazy and dismissive. He seems to be a bit of a misogynist, claiming that his only motivation is not to lose to “a girl”. As Temari attacks with her fan, he flees gaining cover into the trees.

Temari annoyed uses her “kamaitachi” , Shikamaru uses his “Shadow bind”. Temari is force to avoid his technique, and marks it’s length in the ground. Both Temari and Shikamaru show of their intellectual abilities, building strategies to defeat on another. Ultimately, Shikamaru wins this with his superior strategy surprising everyone.


95. Kakashi vs Pain

This battle exemplified all of Kakashi’s abilities. He think’s steps ahead, he develops a strategy, and can execute. He’s able to deduce Pain’s Deva Path abilities in a short time, and devises a plan to stop him. With the help of Chōji and Chōza Akimichi they nearly defeat him. The Asura Path arrives to aid the Deva Path, and further complicates things. They were close to becoming successful in defeating the Deva Path, but the Asura Path sacrifices itself. Giving the Deva Path an opportunity to defeat them. Realizing that Kakashi is a major threat, the Deva Path decides to kill him. Pain hurls a nail at Kakashi’s head, appearing to have killed him.


94. Harribel vs Hitsugaya

Hitsugaya’s fight with Harribel changes when she senses that her “Fraccións” were defeat by Captain-Commander Yamamoto. Harribel reveals that she is ranked 3rd Espada. Hitsugaya is surprised by her “low” rank due to Harribel’s tremendous power. Hitsugaya uses his Bankai as Harribel rushes at him and they cross blades. As their battle continues, Hitsugaya is finding himself being dominated by Harribel. He prepares to counter, but Harribel gives him no chance due to using her “Ola Azul” technique. Harribel questions “whether this is the full strength of a captain”. She finally releases her Zanpakuto, Tiburón. Harribel slices through Hitsugaya’s body without him realizes it.

She wrongly assumes that Hitsugaya is dead and sets her sights on Captain Commander. However, before she can attack Hitsugaya does. She manages to dodge the attack but is confuse as to how he survived. An ice clone is seen falling to the ground, Hitsugaya states that “he didn’t want to use that technique so early as it was a one time move that he was waiting to use for later in the battle”. Hitsugaya and Harribel continue to trade attacks, but neither seems to gain the advantage. This is due to the fact that their Zanpakuto’s are opposite elements, ice and water. They continue with a back and forth of changing water to ice and vice versa. Hitsugaya realizes that they are both are waiting for condensation to accumulate.

Harribel asks what he is talking about and Hitsugaya explains that “he actually doesn’t have to wait for water, as Hyōrinmaru is the most powerful ice-element Zanpakuto, and so all water is his weapon, which means that all the heavens are under his command”.He uses his “Hyoten Hyakkaso” when it begins, a huge hole appears in the clouds. She learns that “Hyoten Hyakkaso” is an extension of Tenso Jurin”. Hitsugaya explains that it’s “one of Hyōrinmaru’s basic powers, but also its strongest”. The sky begins to darken, and snow begins to fall. Ice flowers bloom as her her sword touches the snow. Hitsugaya tells her that “Hyoten Hyakkaso” causes anything that touches the snow to freeze into the shape of a flower”. He say’s that “once one hundred flowers have bloomed, she will die”.


93. Kurama vs Shigure

Kurama fights against Shigure, also known as “The Demon Surgeon.” Shigure is a better fighter from the beginning. Kurama is at a disadvantage at his original level, but he transforms into Yoko. Once he does this he becomes a superior fighter managing to compete much better. His speed increases and he’s able to dodge Shigure’s attacks effortlessly. However, Kurama forces himself back to his original form. He didn’t want to “resort to using Yoko”. Despite being weaker, he uses a “large dormant tree” that he previously planted. After a brief exchange, Shigure realizes he’s been defeated a forfeits handing Kurama the win.


92. Colonel Mustang vs Envy

Mustang encounters Envy, who reveals that he was Hughes killer. Seeking revenge for the killing of Hughes, Mustang goes berserk. He’s completely without mercy as he burns Envy’s tongue. Envy transforms into a grotesque monster, Mustang responses by setting Envy’s eye fluid aflame. Envy realizing Mustang could easily kill him, flees. Envy attempts to confuse Mustang by transforms into Hughes, however Mustang isn’t fooled. Envy fails to make any headway as Mustang is to good.

Mustang mercilessly burns Envy. Envy try’s to trick Riza , but Envy falls for a trap she sets. She is able to damage him with her guns, but Envy gets the advantage. When Envy is about to kill her, Mustang furiously attacks him. He burns Envy to the point where Envy reverts back to a smaller parasitic form. Riza and Edward manage to stop Mustang from killing Envy. Envy doesn’t comprehend humanity’s ability to have compassion, he starts crying and commits suicide.


91. Monkey D. Luffy vs Blueno

Unlike their previous fight, Luffy is more prepared to handle Blueno’s techniques. Luffy also reveals his new technique, “Gear Second”. Luffy basically demolishes Blueno after this, preventing him from getting any advantage. Luffy hits him with a devastating “Jet Bazooka”, which Blueno decides use his strongest “Tekkai Gou” to block it. Luffy is prepared to reveal his “Gear Third technique”, but it’s not necessary.