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. 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. So far, the manga series has 46 chapters spread over 10 volumes, and the art style and the delicately crafted action scenes are sure to get you hooked.
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. 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 15 Strongest Characters in Record of Ragnarok Ranked.
Top 15 Strongest Characters in Record of Ragnarok Ranked-
- 15. Simo Häyhä –
Simo Häyhä hasn’t yet made his debut in the manga series but with his character design already out, fans have been going crazy over the possibilities of his powers. Being a Finnish sniper in the Winter War, this legend has a kill count of over 500 people. Since he specializes in long-range attacks and has an incredible endurance of being able to survive in frigid temperatures, Reddit has been set alight with expectations of his battle skills. With his white winter clothing and the title ‘The White Death,’ we’re sure his divine weapon will be a gun but our expectations do extend to those of possible wind and velocity control peppered with a special visual ability.
- 14. Souji Okita –
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 and 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.
- 13. Zerofuku –
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.
- 12. Jack the Ripper –
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 weaponizing of his blood towards the end is what blew minds beyond comprehension.
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- 11. Odin –
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 or a divine weapon.
- 10. Buddha –
The recent chapters have 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 weapon into a shield of Buddhist scriptures.
- 9. Heracles –
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.
- 8. Raiden Tameeon –
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.
- 7. Shiva –
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 victims and ultimately turn them into ash.
- 6. Poseidon –
Poseidon, the prideful God of the Seas specializes in hydrokinesis and showed us so in Round 3. His divine weapon 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.
- 5. Lu Bu –
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 weapon called the sky Piercer, a Volund which allows him to perform a special attack with his weapon called the Sky Eater which splits the sky into two.
- 4. Kojiro Sasaki –
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.
- 3. Thor –
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 weaponizing lightning through his divine weapons and obliterate 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.
- 2. Zeus –
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 killing 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.
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Strongest Character in Record of Ragnarok-
- 1. Adam –
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. It is his ability to copy and counter an attack before completely seeing it that lands him in the number 1 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.
Well, that’s it for our list of Top 15 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.
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