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(2022) Top 20+ Strongest Characters in Record of Ragnarok (Updated)

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The Record of Ragnarok manga series began its venture into the world in 2017 and since then has risen to popularity. Its talented writers Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui, and their amazing illustrating team Ajichika are definitely to thank for that. And so we bring to you the Top 20+ Strongest Characters in Record of Ragnarok Ranked.

The manga series is not only beautifully and laboriously detailed but also follows an immensely upbeat and heart-racing storyline that blurs the lines of who fans want to support. Its recent animation is now selectively up on Netflix. The plot of this manga revolves around a Gods’ Council Meeting that takes place every 1000 years and decides the fate of humanity.

With an entrancing blend of cultures, the manga depicts various gods who, after facing 7 million years of humankind, decide that mankind is beyond help and so must be eradicated.

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Naturally, this doesn’t sit well with the eldest Valkyrie, Brunhild, who taunts the gods to agree to grant humankind a chance to prove their worth in a 13 versus 13 battle called Ragnarok.

And with its animation releasing in June 2021, I’m sure you’re wondering who might be on the list of the strongest characters, and so, we’ve prepared for you a list of the Top 20+ Strongest Characters in Record of Ragnarok Ranked.

Alert for anime lovers. Some characters in the list are from the manga.  

Strongest Characters in Record of Ragnarok

21) Simo Häyhä

Simo Häyhä Record of Ragnarok

Simo Häyhä, also known as “The White Death,” is also chosen to fight from the humans team in the Ragnarok. He is considered to be the highly skilled sniper of human history with the eliminating score of 500 men within 100 days. In his times, he was the greatest sniper.

Currently, he hasn’t appeared in the manga series but the author already revealed his design in an early Twitter poll. He wa sfighting in the Winter War with a sniper and a Karelian Bear Dog.

20) Souji Okita

Soji Okita Record of Ragnarok

Souji Okita first debuted in chapter 30 of the manga and seemed to be a young boy itching to throw hands. According to records, this young male is the Captain of the first Shinsengumi, a special military-based police force, in Kyoto.

Although based in the Shogunate period, Souji Okita particularly was titled to be the Best Swordsman. With his current display of confidence and restlessness, we can already tell that the battle he fights is sure to be reckless, quick, and thrilling. 

19) Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper Record of Ragnarok

Yes, the late 19th-century serial killer appears as a contestant for defending humanity in this series, and like before he doesn’t fail to impress.

In his fight against Heracles in Round 4, Jack displayed to us his excellent combat style, creative and manipulative thinking pattern, and a flurry of well-placed traps.

With his smart use of Volund and other mundane-turned-deadly materials, Jack ensured that his calculating genius put on a show worthy of praise.

It was probably his quickly calculated risks and quick thinking that caught us by surprise but his replaying of his blood towards the end is what blew minds beyond comprehension.

18) Loki

Loki Record of Ragnarok

Loki is the Nordic God of Mischief and Deceit. He possesses the ability to shapeshift, can levitate, and can create portals.

His divine equipment manifests in the form of chains that have sickle-like ends that emerge from his palms. These chains emerge from portals in his palms. When clubbed with his intelligence and cunning personality can prove to be dangerous.

17) Ares

Ares Record of Ragnarok

Ares is the Greek God of Strength and Fortitude who specializes in the art of war. Being skilled in all things war, he is also blessed with godly strength and battle sense.

He was strong enough to hold his own against Ambrosia drunk Heracles. Further, he also has a deep understanding and experience of the use and deflection of attacks.

16) Zerofuku

Zerofuku Record of Ragnarok

Chapter 44 of the manga introduced us to Zerofuku, a seemingly young sponge of misery, quite literally. Zerofuku is the fusion of the 7 Gods of Luck, Bishamonten, but is the God of Misfortune.

However, Zerofuku is no weakling, he possesses immense strength that lets him freely use his divine ax called the Misery Cleaver at high speeds.

He also has complete control over the misfortune which he can willingly absorb and then channel into his Misery Cleaver, causing it to grow in size and destructive power as his misery increases. Further combined with a stubborn, self-centered, and hot-headed personality as he swings, Zerofuku will hit.

15) Heracles

Heracles Record of Ragnarok

Heracles is a former human who ascended to godhood after drinking Ambrosia who fought for the gods against Jack the Ripper.

Already blessed with a desire for justice, Jack became a despicable foe and thus showed us his Zeus-like strength, unholy endurance of pain, and will to fight and protect.

His Herculean Exodus and 12 divine techniques would make any foe quake in their boots. But his use of his divine club and the 12th Herculean labor- Cerberus which is the summoning of the powers of a hellhound was truly terrifying.

14) Raiden Tameemon

Raiden Record of Ragnarok

Raiden, also known as the Peerless Rikishi, is a famous Japanese sumo wrestler and is said to have the strongest muscles in human history.

With his bare debut in chapter 31 and his unique manifestation of Volund, Raiden displayed an amazing feat of strength in his fight against Shiva. Especially after crushing the god’s arm, he even further exceeded his muscle capacity and formed a wall of flesh that deflected the cauterizing blows of the God of Destruction.

13) Lü Bu

Lu Bu Record of Ragnarok

We met the Flying General in chapter 1 of the series and he is said to be the Strongest in the Three Kingdoms. His immensely powerful physical strength and quick reflexes and thinking capacity allowed him to challenge Thor head-on.

And the fact that he was able to take on Thor’s hammer is impressive considering the amount of strength it required. He also possesses a divine equipment called the sky Piercer, a Volund which allows him to perform a special attack called the Sky Eater which splits the sky into two.

12) Beelzebub

Beelzebub Record of Ragnarok

Beelzebub is a god of the Abrahamic Pantheon known as the Lord of the Flies. He appears in Round 6 as a mysterious presence and is one of the fighters of the upcoming rounds.

As far as we know, he is greatly interested in experimentation and was able to collect and form Hajun. Thus fans expect his fighting style to include a splash of chemistry and new seeds of evil.

11) Shiva

Shiva Record of Ragnarok

The Hindu God of Destruction made his debut in chapter 1, has 4 arms and a third eye which makes him more open to a variety of attack patterns and a wider range.

However, his true ability lies in his war dances. One of these is the Hidden Treasure of Svarga which increases his attack speed while rendering his attack pattern unreadable.

The second is the Tandava which increases his heart rate, attack speed, and body temperature to literal scalding levels. The third and most fatal war dance is the Tandava Karma which causes his body to combust from the inside out and cauterize his opponents and ultimately turn them into ash.

10) Poseidon

Poseidon Record of Ragnarok

Poseidon, the prideful God of the Seas specializes in hydrokinesis and showed us so in Round 3. His divine equipment is a trident that helps in delivering quick powerful blows.

His divine technique Amphitrite is a trident attack that follows a circular pattern and when accompanied by divine lightning, causes great damage.

The continual barrage of trident attacks at lightning speed causes the formation of after images of water. And further, his 40 Day Flood attack encompasses his opponent in a dome of water that is formed from the after images of swift trident attacks.

9) Kojiro Sasaki

sasaki Record of Ragnarok

Kojiro Sasaki is known as history’s greatest loser and was introduced to us in chapter 13 of the manga series. He has a unique affinity for Sword Art and later came to be known as the strongest swordsman.

His ability to quickly evolve techniques and strengths that help them grow in ability, his immense observational power, and his hunger to grow stronger is what grant him victory in most situations.

The power of visualization and his Thousand Image Defense allows him to analyze opponents and predict their movements through visual training. he is also able to fight someone and immediately copy and reproduce their sword style. and has immense reflex control that helps him practice the Ganryu style. 

8) Hajun

Hajun Record of Ragnarok

Hajun is titled the Demon Lord of the Sixth Heaven as he suddenly appeared and destroyed half of Hellheim. Although he emerged from Zerofuku, their personalities are nothing alike.

So far, Hajun has only used his Heaven Piercing Demon Drill which has managed to plow through Buddha’s defenses. Further, he happens to have an immense amount of raw strength that is capable of large-scale destruction.

7) Buddha

Buddha Record of Ragnarok

The series depicted Buddha as a self-centered egoist who hates the Gods, thus making him side with humanity for the heck of it.

Being one of the 4 Sages, he is blessed with quick reflexes, great strength, and surprising flexibility. Armed with his Six Realms Staff and his Eighth Sense which lets him see moments into the future, gained after enlightenment, he is a dodgy opponent to deal with.

However, his most impressive technique displayed so far has to be the Eleven Faced Kannon- Ahimsa which converts his divine equipment into a shield of Buddhist scriptures.

6) Hades

Hades Record of Ragnarok

Hades is the Greek God of the Underworld and the brother of Zeus and Poseidon. He is also regarded as, “The God Whom Other Gods Rely on the Most,” because he can do anything for his brothers. He is very powerful in terms of brute strength no one can compare him.

He fought against Qin Shi Huang in the seventh round of the Ragnarok from the Gods team. He surpassed the undefeated king with his powerful abilities and strength. Qin Shi was severly injured, lost his arm and just about to be defeated against him.

But in the end, Qin Shi Huang showed his sheer Will and best defensive move to defeat Hades in one on one fight. Here, many fans can contradict to put Hades over Qin Shi Huang because he was powerful but in the end, Shi Huang was the winner.

5) Qin Shi Huang

Qin Shi Huang Record of Ragnarok

Qin Shi Huang, real name, “Ying Zheng,” was the First Emperor of Qin who was known as an undefeated king in his lifetime. He fought against Hades in the seventh round of the Ragnarok.

Ying Zheng has too much brute strength still he was not able to surpass Hades in terms of power. However, he has incredible techniques and sheer Will power that helps him to fight till the end and lastly he managed to defeat Hades.

No doubt Hades was powerful than him but his Shi Huang has overpower defensive abilities. He can also see Qi flow of anyone that helps him to obstruct any powerful moves.

4) Thor

Thor Record of Ragnarok

Thor God of Thunder is known as the strongest Nordic Warrior and God. his strong physical attributes help him wield Mjolnir single-handedly and it’s also helped him defeat 66 Jottuns by himself.

He also possesses the power of electrokinesis which allows the lightning through his divine equipment  and obliterates his opponent.

This technique Thor’s Hammer allows the summoning of lightning and imbues Mjolnir with it. His other technique Geirrod allows him to throw Mjolnir and causes a boomerang effect which doubles the destructive power after it returns. In its awakened state, Mjolnir turns molten with electricity ensuring his opponent’s defeat.

3) Odin

Odin Record of Ragnarok

The manga series depicts Odin as an aged man with an eyepatch, weirdly styled hair, and two ravens on his shoulder who possibly communicate for him.

Even though we haven’t seen a large-scale display of Odin’s powers yet, so far, we know that he possesses the wisdom to see through bluffs like those of Loki.

This leads us to assume that trying to bluff him or use feints while fighting him might not prove to be effective. We’ve also been shown his ability of Life Decay that drains the life of things that surround him which could be fatal for the human facing off with him unless countered with long-range attacks.

2) Adam

Adam Record of Ragnarok

The first man and the Father of Humanity is a strong-willed man who seeks to protect his family. With his quick reflexes, strong body, and the Eyes of the Lord at his disposal, he can replicate any attack used against him.

This fan favorite’s ability to copy and counter an attack before completely seeing it lands him in the number 2 spot on this list. And as he uses his knuckleduster Volund to fight to the death to grant humanity hope, he is also one of the most likable characters.

1) Zeus

Zeus Record of Ragnarok

Zeus is known as the Godfather of Cosmos and chairman of the Gods Council. Albeit he seems to look frail he is possibly one of the strongest Gods in nordic history.

In a fight between Heracles and Ares, he managed to take a punch from both sides and effectively stop the fight. He also produces a punch of 0.01 seconds and has a divine technique called Meteor Jab which allows in to produce rapid punches that move 10 times faster.

His other technique called The Fist that Surpasses Time is known for being the strike in his fight against Kronos, the personification of time, causes time to halt. In his final form called Adamas, Zeus compresses his muscles and is even able to destroy the heavens.

Special Mentions


Hermes is mostly known as the Messenger of the Gods. From what we’re aware of, his divine equipment is most likely his violin.

Hermes most probably has a power related to music or violin manipulation. Further, he proved to be more skilled than Ares in understanding the execution of most attacks.

Well, that’s it for our list of Top 20 Strongest Characters in Record of Ragnarok Ranked. And as each side sends out its best and strongest competitor, our eyes are going to be truly blessed with exceptional characters molded from reality and history itself, and the series is only going to get better.

So now that you know you’ve got to start this series, we’ll be back again with yet another amazing article, so until then, stay safe, stay tuned, and stay hyped.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1 Who wins in Record of Ragnarok?

Ans Currently, as per manga, Humanity is in the lead with 4 wins, and Gods are opposing with 3 wins.

Q2 Who is the main character in Record of Ragnarok?

Ans Brunhilde, the Valkyrie, is the main character in Record of Ragnarok, who stood up against gods in the beginning to save humanity.

Q3 Who is the strongest character ever?

Ans Adam and Zeus both are equally strongest characters.

Q4 Will Record of Ragnarok get an anime?

Ans Yes, fans can watch its anime officially on Netflix.

Q5 Who won Zeus or Adam?

Ans Zeus won in the battle between Zeus and Adam in the Record of Ragnarok.

Q6 Who died in the Record of Ragnarok?

Ans As per the rules, the one who loses the battle will die. Adam died in the Record of Ragnarok.

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