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27th Sep '16 7:36:23 PM IamTheCaligula
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*** Even then there's the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Lampad]][=/=]Hell fairy, Clownpiece, who is [[ThatOneBoss simply strong, period,]] so Cirno is just the strongest fairy in Gensokyo anyway.

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*** Even then there's the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Lampad]][=/=]Hell fairy, Clownpiece, [[VillainousHarlequin Clownpiece]], who is [[ThatOneBoss simply strong, period,]] is, frankly speaking, ''[[ThatOneBoss strong,]]'' so Cirno is just the strongest fairy in Gensokyo Gensokyo, anyway.
27th Sep '16 7:23:02 PM IamTheCaligula
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*** Even still, the Lunarian fairies, as {{Anthropomorphic Personifications}} of LifeEnergy, are stronger than Earth fairies. In fact, Clownpiece, their leader, is just strong, period. So Cirno is simply the strongest fairy in Gensokyo.

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*** Even still, then there's the Lunarian fairies, as {{Anthropomorphic Personifications}} of LifeEnergy, are stronger than Earth fairies. In fact, [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Lampad]][=/=]Hell fairy, Clownpiece, their leader, who is just [[ThatOneBoss simply strong, period. So period,]] so Cirno is simply just the strongest fairy in Gensokyo.Gensokyo anyway.
11th Sep '16 11:27:01 AM GM_3826
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*** Even still, the Lunarian fairies, as {{Anthropomorphic Personifications}} of LifeEnergy, are stronger than Earth fairies. In fact, Clownpiece, their leader, is just strong, period. So Cirno is simply the strongest fairy in Gensokyo.
6th Sep '16 7:58:06 PM frogpatrol
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The World's Strongest Man is a character who is, well -- [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the strongest man in the world]] or universe, or, at the very least the strongest ''human''. He may be [[GeniusBruiser brainy]] or [[DumbMuscle stupid]] (sometimes he DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength), [[{{Hunk}} attractive]] or [[{{Gonk}} ugly]] ([[RidiculouslyAverageGuy or neither]]), but one thing is for sure -- you don't want to mess with him, as he will most definitely wipe the floor with you. He may be going on TheHerosJourney, or he may just be [[SmugSuper full of himself and his power]]. If he's a villain, he's often either the BigBad or TheDragon.

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The World's '''World's Strongest Man Man''' is a character who is, well -- [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the strongest man in the world]] or universe, or, at the very least the strongest ''human''. He may be [[GeniusBruiser brainy]] or [[DumbMuscle stupid]] (sometimes he DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength), [[{{Hunk}} attractive]] or [[{{Gonk}} ugly]] ([[RidiculouslyAverageGuy or neither]]), but one thing is for sure -- you don't want to mess with him, as he will most definitely wipe the floor with you. He may be going on TheHerosJourney, or he may just be [[SmugSuper full of himself and his power]]. If he's a villain, he's often either the BigBad or TheDragon.
5th Sep '16 6:17:47 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''; Kerri Hicks at the Darkmoon Faire is the World's Strongest Woman. (Well, that's her title at least, and being a circus performer, it may not be entirely accurate.)
28th Aug '16 12:38:47 AM X2X
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The World's Strongest Man is a character who is, well -- [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the strongest man in the world]] or universe, or, at the very least the strongest ''human''. He may be [[GeniusBruiser brainy]] or [[DumbMuscle stupid]] (sometimes he DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength), attractive or [[{{Gonk}} ugly]], but one thing is for sure -- you don't want to mess with him, as he will most definitely wipe the floor with you. He may be going on TheHerosJourney, or he may just be [[SmugSuper full of himself and his power]]. If he's a villain, he's often either the BigBad or TheDragon.

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The World's Strongest Man is a character who is, well -- [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the strongest man in the world]] or universe, or, at the very least the strongest ''human''. He may be [[GeniusBruiser brainy]] or [[DumbMuscle stupid]] (sometimes he DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength), attractive [[{{Hunk}} attractive]] or [[{{Gonk}} ugly]], ugly]] ([[RidiculouslyAverageGuy or neither]]), but one thing is for sure -- you don't want to mess with him, as he will most definitely wipe the floor with you. He may be going on TheHerosJourney, or he may just be [[SmugSuper full of himself and his power]]. If he's a villain, he's often either the BigBad or TheDragon.



Almost certainly has at least TheStrengthOfTenMen. Likely to be seen with {{clown}}s, {{contortionist}}s and {{circus brat}}s. Often billed side-by-side with TheFreakshow May overlap with WorldsBestWarrior, although "best warrior" doesn't necessarily mean "strongest". WorldsMostBeautifulWoman might be an arguable DistaffCounterpart, because MenAreStrongWomenArePretty.

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Almost certainly has at least TheStrengthOfTenMen. Likely to be seen with {{clown}}s, {{contortionist}}s and {{circus brat}}s. Often billed side-by-side with TheFreakshow TheFreakshow. May overlap with WorldsBestWarrior, although "best warrior" doesn't necessarily mean "strongest". "strongest." WorldsMostBeautifulWoman might be an arguable DistaffCounterpart, because MenAreStrongWomenArePretty.



* ''Anime/AfroSamurai'' : The wielder of the Number One Headband.
* Levi from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is reputed to be ''as strong as an entire brigade'' and dubbed ''Humanity's strongest soldier''. He is shown downing Titans without effort and [[spoiler: dominated the Female Titan in battle, the latter who murdered countless other soldiers, including Levi's own personal squad.]]
** Mike Zacharias, to a lesser extent. He is considered as Humanity's 2nd strongest, after Levi. [[spoiler: And it shows; he manages to kill ''five'' titans in an area where there is only one building, with no wounds! Too bad the Beast Titan showed up.]]
* Claire Stanfield from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' and Shizuo Heiwajima from ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}''. WordofGod confirms that they are strongest person in their own series and top five in TheVerse, which consists of ''Baccano!'', ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'', ''Vamp!'', ''Hariyama-san'' and ''Etsusa Ōhashi'' series. And that's including immortals, vampires, and other [[HeadlessHorseman supernatural creatures]]. The only beings stronger than them are: a living black hole and a Mook who goes FromNobodyToNightmare because the author made "strongest man in the history of time" the basis for his character.

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* ''Anime/AfroSamurai'' : ''Anime/AfroSamurai'': The wielder of the Number One Headband.
* Levi from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is reputed to be ''as strong as an entire brigade'' and dubbed ''Humanity's strongest soldier''. He is shown downing Titans without effort and [[spoiler: dominated [[spoiler:dominated the Female Titan in battle, the latter who murdered countless other soldiers, including Levi's own personal squad.]]
squad]].
** Mike Zacharias, to a lesser extent. He is considered as Humanity's 2nd strongest, after Levi. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And it shows; he manages to kill ''five'' titans Titans in an area where there is only one building, with no wounds! Too bad the Beast Titan showed up.]]
* Claire Stanfield from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' and Shizuo Heiwajima from ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}''. WordofGod ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' WordOfGod confirms that they are strongest person in their own series and top five in TheVerse, which consists of ''Baccano!'', ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'', ''Vamp!'', ''Hariyama-san'' and ''Etsusa Ōhashi'' series. And that's including immortals, vampires, and other [[HeadlessHorseman supernatural creatures]]. The only beings stronger than them are: a living black hole and a Mook who goes FromNobodyToNightmare because the author made "strongest man in the history of time" the basis for his character.



** And now Baki holds that title after Yujiro willingly gave it to Baki. [[spoiler: Even after curb stomping Baki with ease after going all out in their Fabled final battle.]]

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** And now Baki holds that title after Yujiro willingly gave it to Baki. [[spoiler: Even [[spoiler:Even after curb stomping Baki with ease after going all out in their Fabled final battle.]]



* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': Accelerator holds the title as far as the general public is concerned, being the strongest of only seven Level 5 espers in existence (as he is fond of reminding everyone). There are, however, several characters who outclass him, with the actual most powerful probably going to [[spoiler:Aleister Crowley. ''The'' most powerful confirmed entity in the series is Crowley's mentor Aiwass, but he/she/it [[OurAngelsAreDifferent isn't human.]]]]

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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': Accelerator holds the title as far as the general public is concerned, being the strongest of only seven Level 5 espers in existence (as he is fond of reminding everyone). There are, however, several characters who outclass him, with the actual most powerful probably going to [[spoiler:Aleister Crowley. ''The'' most powerful confirmed entity in the series is Crowley's mentor Aiwass, but he/she/it [[OurAngelsAreDifferent isn't human.]]]]human]].]]



* In ''LightNovel/DateALive'', Ellen Mira Mathers has the title "The World's Strongest Wizard". Partially subverted, she's ''very'' [[ArrogantKungFuGuy arrogant about her title]] and turns into a SoreLoser at any perceived failure, like if someone she is [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomping]] manages to escape, not to mention her opponent is a sealed Spirit.

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* In ''LightNovel/DateALive'', Ellen Mira Mathers has the title "The World's Strongest Wizard". Wizard." Partially subverted, she's ''very'' [[ArrogantKungFuGuy arrogant about her title]] and turns into a SoreLoser at any perceived failure, like if someone she is [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomping]] manages to escape, not to mention her opponent is a sealed Spirit.



** Goku is the straight version of this trope. He holds this title at various points throughout the series although he has been upstage several times. After Piccolo merges with Kami, he become the strongest of all the heroes and Gohan held this title after the Cell Games once he become a Super Saiyan 2 and the end of Buu Arc once old Kai awakened all of Gohan's hidden power. By ''Battle of Gods'' it's strongly hinted that Goku regains this status, which is why Vegeta freaks out when he hears [[spoiler: Goku lost to Beerus with only two hits]]. After becoming a Super Saiyan God, Goku is able to fight on par with Beerus. [[spoiler: It doesn't last long and he loses his Super Saiyan God form, but keeps the memory of godhood, which boosts his power to the point that there is no real power difference even as a regular Super Saiyan. Even then, he still loses to Beerus, who only uses 70% of his full power. In ''Resurrection 'F'', Goku not only mastered Super Saiyan God, but can now he merge it with his regular Super Saiyan form, becoming a Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan. He's still not on Beerus' level, but he's much closer to closing the gap and is the strongest thing on Earth]]. In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', [[spoiler: after the revelation that Monaka isn't the powerful fighter that Beerus makes him out to be, Goku becomes the strongest mortal fighter in Universe 7]].
** In a weird twist, [[BadassNormal Krillin]] ends up being the strongest normal human in the group, although some of his friends like Yamcha are sometimes pointed out giving him a run for his money. That is, if we're not counting Uub (biologically 100% human, but the magical reincarnation of an incredibly powerful djinn) and Tenshinhan who is, according to the WordOfGod, partially descended from an [[HumanAliens Alien]] race. On the female side of things, both EducationMama Chichi and ActionGirl Videl are alternately pointed out as being the World's Strongest Women, both being ridiculously strong compared to average civilians. Android 18, while technically stronger than both of them, doesn't exactly qualify on the account of being a cyborg.

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** Goku is the straight version of this trope. He holds this title at various points throughout the series although he has been upstage several times. After Piccolo merges with Kami, he become the strongest of all the heroes and Gohan held this title after the Cell Games once he become a Super Saiyan 2 and the end of Buu Arc once old Kai awakened all of Gohan's hidden power. By ''Battle ''[[Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods Battle of Gods'' Gods]]'' it's strongly hinted that Goku regains this status, which is why Vegeta freaks out when he hears [[spoiler: Goku [[spoiler:Goku lost to Beerus with only two hits]]. After becoming a Super Saiyan God, Goku is able to fight on par with Beerus. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It doesn't last long and he loses his Super Saiyan God form, but keeps the memory of godhood, which boosts his power to the point that there is no real power difference even as a regular Super Saiyan. Even then, he still loses to Beerus, who only uses 70% of his full power. In ''Resurrection 'F'', ''[[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF Resurrection 'F']]'', Goku not only mastered Super Saiyan God, but can now he merge it with his regular Super Saiyan form, becoming a Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan.Saiyan (or Super Saiyan Blue). He's still not on Beerus' level, but he's much closer to closing the gap and is the strongest thing on Earth]]. In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after the revelation that Monaka isn't the powerful fighter that Beerus makes him out to be, Goku becomes the strongest mortal fighter in Universe 7]].
** In a weird twist, [[BadassNormal Krillin]] ends up being the strongest normal human in the group, although some of his friends like Yamcha are sometimes pointed out giving him a run for his money. That is, if we're not counting Uub (biologically 100% human, but the magical reincarnation of an incredibly powerful djinn) and Tenshinhan who (who is, according to the WordOfGod, partially descended from an [[HumanAliens Alien]] race.race). On the female side of things, both EducationMama Chichi and ActionGirl Videl are alternately pointed out as being the World's Strongest Women, both being ridiculously strong compared to average civilians. Android 18, while technically stronger than both of them, doesn't exactly qualify on the account of being a cyborg.



** Gohan. At the end of the Cell Saga, he becomes the strongest character after becoming a Super Saiyan 2. By the end of the Buu arc, he was the strongest unfused character after Old Kai unlocked his full power. However, [[BrilliantButLazy he falls behind both times because he lacks the dedication to train unlike his father and Vegeta]] and is more interested in academics than fighting. By the time of ''Resurrection of F'' he can only go up to a base Super Saiyan.
* Mr. Don from ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}''. When a guy can hand [[TheWorfEffect a Worf Effect]] to [[GentleGiant Kurita Ryokan]], [[TheAce Yamato Takeru]], [[LightningBruiser Shin Seijuro]], AND [[TheBerserker Gaou]] [[TheDeterminator Rikaya]], holy crap. Hell, [[spoiler: Gaou, the heaviest hitter on the entire protagonist team, had to [[UpToEleven use a Delta Dynamite]] just to knock the guy off balance!]] Good lord.

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** Gohan. At the end of the Cell Saga, he becomes the strongest character after becoming a Super Saiyan 2. By the end of the Buu arc, he was the strongest unfused character after Old Kai unlocked his full power. However, [[BrilliantButLazy he falls behind both times because he lacks the dedication to train unlike his father and Vegeta]] and is more interested in academics than fighting. By the time of ''Resurrection of F'' 'F''' he can only go up to a base Super Saiyan.
* Mr. Don from ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}''. When a guy can hand [[TheWorfEffect a Worf Effect]] to Worf]] [[GentleGiant Kurita Ryokan]], [[TheAce Yamato Takeru]], [[LightningBruiser Shin Seijuro]], AND [[TheBerserker Gaou]] [[TheDeterminator [[{{Determinator}} Rikaya]], holy crap. Hell, [[spoiler: Gaou, [[spoiler:Gaou, the heaviest hitter on the entire protagonist team, had to [[UpToEleven use a Delta Dynamite]] just to knock the guy off balance!]] off-balance!]] Good lord.Lord.



* Zekka from ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}''. In a world where the average civilian is a cyborg capable of killing a human five metres away, his punches can kill at 2 Kilometres, without a shred of effort. A serious attack from him makes the victim and everything near them explode. And is ultimate attack, which he never uses due to it being overkill? It can obliterate ''continents''.

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* Zekka from ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}''. In a world where the average civilian is a cyborg capable of killing a human five metres away, his punches can kill at 2 Kilometres, kilometres, without a shred of effort. A serious attack from him makes the victim and everything near them explode. And is ultimate attack, which he never uses due to it being overkill? It can obliterate ''continents''.



* In ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'', ArchangelGabriel is a woman and has the title "The Strongest Woman in Heaven".
* Sesshoumaru from ''Manga/InuYasha'' is the world's strongest demon. The only demons shown to be on his level of strength are the BigBad Naraku, whose powers stem solely from absorbing other demons and the Shikon no Tama, instead of himself, the demon that was sealed inside the Shikon no Tama, and Magatsuhi, the evil spirit of said Jewel. Sesshoumaru kicks Magatsuhi's ''ass'' the moment he gains his very own InfinityPlusOneSword (one of the most powerful weapons in the story). The abilities of said sword ''also'' happen to be the perfect counter to Naraku's FromASingleCell regeneration.
* Hayato Furinji in ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. Is called as such on several occasions, when he isn't being called the Invincible Superman.While using 0.002% of his full power he can crush trees like twigs and split the earth without problems.

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* In ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'', ArchangelGabriel is a woman and has the title "The Strongest Woman in Heaven".
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* Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru from ''Manga/InuYasha'' is the world's strongest demon. The only demons shown to be on his level of strength are the BigBad Naraku, whose powers stem solely from absorbing other demons and the Shikon no Tama, instead of himself, the demon that was sealed inside the Shikon no Tama, and Magatsuhi, the evil spirit of said Jewel. Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru kicks Magatsuhi's ''ass'' the moment he gains his very own InfinityPlusOneSword (one of the most powerful weapons in the story). The abilities of said sword ''also'' happen to be the perfect counter to Naraku's FromASingleCell regeneration.
* Hayato Furinji in ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. Is called as such on several occasions, when he isn't being called the Invincible Superman. While using 0.002% of his full power he can crush trees like twigs and split the earth without problems.problem.



** Orochimaru's primary goal is to become this. [[spoiler:After getting defeated by Sasuke and dying ''and then'' getting his resurrected form immediately defeated by Itachi without much effort from either of them, he seems to have abandoned this goal after he's resurrected again in Chapter 593. Or at least he's willing to admit that he isn't (currently) capable of this goal - he still says he want to get Sasuke's Sharingan. He also says that he has become more interested in helping people with their own goals, rather than pursuing his own.]]

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** Orochimaru's primary goal is to become this. [[spoiler:After getting defeated by Sasuke and dying ''and then'' getting his resurrected form immediately defeated by Itachi without much effort from either of them, he seems to have abandoned this goal after he's resurrected again in Chapter 593. Or at least he's willing to admit that he isn't (currently) capable of this goal - -- he still says he want to get Sasuke's Sharingan. He also says that he has become more interested in helping people with their own goals, rather than pursuing his own.]]



*** To put this in perspective, [[spoiler:Donquixote Doflamingo was given a SadisticChoice where he would either be hunted down by the Admirals or incur the wrath of one of the Four Emperors (in this case, his business partner Kaidou). The Admirals are NighInvulnerable combatants whom only the strongest of pirates don't start screaming and running for their lives at the mere ''sight'' of. When his attempt to TakeAThirdOption fails, Doflamingo almost immediately chooses to take his chances with the Admirals. ''That's'' how terrifyingly strong the Four Emperors are.]]

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*** To put this in perspective, [[spoiler:Donquixote Doflamingo was given a SadisticChoice where he would either be hunted down by the Admirals or incur the wrath of one of the Four Emperors (in this case, his business partner Kaidou). The Admirals are NighInvulnerable [[NighInvulnerability nigh-invulnerable]] combatants whom only the strongest of pirates don't start screaming and running for their lives at the mere ''sight'' of. When his attempt to TakeAThirdOption fails, Doflamingo almost immediately chooses to take his chances with the Admirals. ''That's'' how terrifyingly strong the Four Emperors are.]]



* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Madoka turns out like this, [[spoiler:one-shotting Walpurgis Night]] and all. Too bad it's that kind of show, and the only thing left after [[spoiler:defeating the most powerful witch]] is to [[spoiler:become an even more powerful witch and destroy the world]]. It's at this point where Madoka [[spoiler: surpasses mere physicality when, in accordance with her wish, [[BeyondTheImpossible destroys her own witch]] and [[AbstractApotheosis becomes the concept of hope]]]].

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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Madoka turns out like this, [[spoiler:one-shotting Walpurgis Night]] and all. Too bad it's that kind of show, and the only thing left after [[spoiler:defeating the most powerful witch]] is to [[spoiler:become an even more powerful witch and destroy the world]]. It's at this point where Madoka [[spoiler: surpasses [[spoiler:surpasses mere physicality when, in accordance with her wish, [[BeyondTheImpossible destroys her own witch]] and [[AbstractApotheosis becomes the concept of hope]]]].



* The anime of ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' awards this distinction to its incarnation of ToyotomiHideyoshi, whose ability to punch things turns "physics" into a sad joke. Most named characters in the series show the ability to crack the earth with their blows. Hideyoshi uses one to [[spoiler:''split the inland sea''.]]
* Black☆Star becomes this by the end of ''Manga/SoulEater'', to the point that even BigBad EldritchAbomination Asura compliments his strength that declares that he's transcended humanity to become some kind of warrior god (to which he shoots back that he's a human who surpassed godhood instead.)

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* The anime of ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' awards this distinction to its incarnation of ToyotomiHideyoshi, UsefulNotes/ToyotomiHideyoshi, whose ability to punch things turns "physics" into a sad joke. Most named characters in the series show the ability to crack the earth with their blows. Hideyoshi uses one to [[spoiler:''split the inland sea''.]]
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* Black☆Star becomes this by the end of ''Manga/SoulEater'', to the point that even BigBad EldritchAbomination Asura compliments his strength that declares that he's transcended humanity to become some kind of warrior god (to which he shoots back that he's a human who surpassed godhood instead.)instead).



** The One-Eyed Owl, the legendary [[RankInflation SSS]] ghoul. [[SamusIsAGirl She]] is famous for murdering numerous strong Investigators, and leaving carnage in her wake as a serial cannibal. [[spoiler: She is eventually dethroned by Kaneki, who defeats her in battle and leaves her seriously wounded. This all seems to have been according to her plans, though....]]

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** The One-Eyed Owl, the legendary [[RankInflation SSS]] ghoul. [[SamusIsAGirl She]] is famous for murdering numerous strong Investigators, and leaving carnage in her wake as a serial cannibal. [[spoiler: She is eventually dethroned by Kaneki, who defeats her in battle and leaves her seriously wounded. This all seems to have been according to her plans, though....though...]]



** [[BadassGrandpa Tsuneyoshi]] Washuu is said to have been the strongest in his prime, earning him the title of "Demon Tsune". He has since settled into his role as a leader and patriarch of TheClan.

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** [[BadassGrandpa Tsuneyoshi]] Washuu is said to have been the strongest in his prime, earning him the title of "Demon Tsune". Tsune." He has since settled into his role as a leader and patriarch of TheClan.



* Franchise/{{Superman}} is generally thought of as the strongest superhero in the DC universe, though there are a number of cosmic and legendary beings who are comparable and may (depending on the writer) be depicted as stronger than him, including Heracles, ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, Mongul, Doomsday, Despero, Monarch, [[GreenLantern Sodam Yat]], Vartox (Pre-Crisis), Superboy Prime, Ariella Kent, and his ComicBook/KingdomCome counterpart. Ostensibly Superboy Prime is, at the moment, the strongest character in the main DC universe - just not emotionally. Though aside from Heracles, none of these characters are regularly present on Earth so he has a reasonable claim to the title.

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* Franchise/{{Superman}} is generally thought of as the strongest superhero in [[Franchise/TheDCU the DC universe, universe]], though there are a number of cosmic and legendary beings who are comparable and may (depending on the writer) be depicted as stronger than him, including Heracles, ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, Mongul, Doomsday, Despero, Monarch, [[GreenLantern Sodam Yat]], Vartox (Pre-Crisis), Superboy Prime, Ariella Kent, and his ComicBook/KingdomCome ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' counterpart. Ostensibly Superboy Prime is, at the moment, the strongest character in the main DC universe - -- just not emotionally. Though aside from Heracles, none of these characters are regularly present on Earth so he has a reasonable claim to the title.



** Also, exactly how strong Superman is varies greatly depending on the writer or era in question. Because Supes has been around a ''long'' time and because of the need to keep stories interesting by continually putting him in situations where it looks like he ''might'' lose only to have him through at the last minute with a heroic effort topping anything he's done before, by the early 1970s he could reduce planet-sized objects to rubble with a single punch. He's been rebooted several times since then, each time depowering him back to less Godlike levels, but it never sticks for long (for essentially the same reason).
* WonderWoman is generally portrayed as the strongest woman in the DC universe. Depending on who's writing her, she's sometimes described as second only to Superman in terms of strength.

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** Also, exactly how strong Superman is varies greatly depending on the writer or era in question. Because Supes has been around a ''long'' time and because of the need to keep stories interesting by continually putting him in situations where it looks like he ''might'' lose only to have him through at the last minute with a heroic effort topping anything he's done before, by the early 1970s he could reduce planet-sized objects to rubble with a single punch. He's been rebooted several times since then, each time depowering him back to less Godlike godlike levels, but it never sticks for long (for essentially the same reason).
* WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman is generally portrayed as the strongest woman in the DC universe. Depending on who's writing her, she's sometimes described as second only to Superman in terms of strength.



*** Depending on the writer, she may be perfectly capable of taking a bullet without damage, but blocks them anyway because it's more effective psychologically. If you fire a bullet at someone and they no-sell it, maybe you just missed. If you fire a bullet at someone, she moves her bracelet to at least near where you were aiming, and there's a ricochet sound ... you didn't miss, she's ''just that fast''. Also, even if they can't actually damage her, they might still sting, and "ow ow ow" is less intimidating than "kapwing kapwing kapwing".
* ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' and ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' are other contenders for strongest woman in the DCU, being, powerwise, a female Superman (and Power Girl having more muscle mass than Supergirl).
* [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk The Hulk's]] ''potential'' strength is theoretically unlimited, making him the Marvel Universe's strongest character. Green Scar in particular is the strongest version of the Hulk. WordOfGod is that the Green Scar Hulk is "stronger than any mortal and most immortals in the Marvel Universe." So he is literally the strongest man; anyone stronger than him is at least a PhysicalGod, and he's stronger than most of those as the only heroes who were able to challenge the Hulk in Green Scar form were the Sentry (see below), ComicBook/TheMightyThor (in a 'What If?' when he beat the Sentry to New York) and Comicbook/GhostRider (who only came to reason with the Hulk and never attacked since Hulk was not guilty).
* ComicBook/TheSentry has also been repeatedly called Marvel's most powerful hero. Having exchanged punches with Hulk (Green Scar version) and Thor, overloaded Absorption Man (who, mind you, could absorb Thor's strength and his hammer's properties) and, according to Spider-Man, beat up Galactus. But in the end, Marvel's most powerful depends on the story: sometimes it's Hulk, sometimes it's Sentry, etc.
* ComicBook/SheHulk is generally billed as the Strongest Woman in the World in the Marvel Universe.

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*** Depending on the writer, she may be perfectly capable of taking a bullet without damage, but blocks them anyway because it's more effective psychologically. If you fire a bullet at someone and they no-sell NoSell it, maybe you just missed. If you fire a bullet at someone, she moves her bracelet to at least near where you were aiming, and there's a ricochet sound ...sound... you didn't miss, she's ''just that fast''. Also, even if they can't actually damage her, they might still sting, and "ow ow ow" is less intimidating than "kapwing kapwing kapwing".
kapwing."
* ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' ComicBook/PowerGirl and ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, as mentioned above, are other contenders for strongest woman in the DCU, being, powerwise, power-wise, a female Superman (and [[AmazonianBeauty Power Girl Girl]] [[MusclesAreMeaningful having more muscle mass than Supergirl).
Supergirl]]).
* [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk The Hulk's]] ''potential'' strength is theoretically unlimited, making him the Marvel Universe's Franchise/MarvelUniverse's strongest character. Green Scar [[ComicBook/PlanetHulk Green]] [[ComicBook/WorldWarHulk Scar]] in particular is the strongest version of the Hulk. WordOfGod is that the Green Scar Hulk is "stronger than any mortal and most immortals in the Marvel Universe." So he is literally the strongest man; anyone stronger than him is at least a PhysicalGod, and he's stronger than most of those as the only heroes who were able to challenge the Hulk in Green Scar form were the Sentry (see below), ComicBook/TheMightyThor (in a 'What If?' "WhatIf" when he beat the Sentry to New York) and Comicbook/GhostRider (who only came to reason with the Hulk and never attacked since Hulk was not guilty).
* ComicBook/TheSentry has also been repeatedly called Marvel's most powerful hero. Having exchanged punches with Hulk (Green Scar version) and Thor, overloaded Absorption Man (who, mind you, could absorb Thor's strength and his hammer's properties) and, according to Spider-Man, beat up Galactus.ComicBook/{{Galactus}}. But in the end, Marvel's most powerful depends on the story: sometimes it's Hulk, sometimes it's Sentry, etc.
* ComicBook/SheHulk is generally billed as the Strongest Woman strongest woman in the World world in the Marvel Universe.universe, though this is contested whenever her EvilCounterpart and usual ArchEnemy, [[Characters/MastersOfEvilHelmutZemoMembers Titania]], enters the picture. Titania is commonly portrayed as stronger than a calm She-Hulk despite usually ending up on [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter the wrong side of]] TheWorfEffect, and both women can further increase their already impressive strength through [[TrainingFromHell various]] [[BoxingLessonsForSuperman means]].



* ''ComicBook/{{Bamse}}'' is the world's strongest bear.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Bamse}}'' ComicBook/{{Bamse}} is the world's strongest bear.



* [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] is often considered the "World's Mightiest Mortal", with an advantage towards Superman due to his magical nature.
** Captain Marvel's tagline "World's Mightiest Mortal" originated when he was with Fawcett and there were no real contenders for the title other than Black Adam and (possibly) King Kull. Even when DC licensed the character, he was envisioned as living in the "Earth-S" monoverse and didn't really cross over with the other DC characters much until after the events of ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' merged it with those containing Earths 1, 2, 4, and X. This is another case where DependingOnTheWriter is in full effect (their actual strength is usually treated as TooCloseToCall, but The Big Red Cheese is likely to win a contest of ''opposed'' strength because of the "magic" clause in Superman's vulnerabilities). Most depictions have them exactly even (or [[TooCloseToCall so close that they might as well be]]) in terms of their basic FlyingBrick powers; Captain Marvel's advantage is his magical nature (and ability to call down [[ShockAndAwe magical lightning]]), while Superman has long-range attacks in his arsenal like heat vision and freezing breath.
** The New-52 timeline continues the dynamic with Superman. During a battle in Khandaq, the two traded blows fairly evenly. Superman got the last punch in, but he also started the fight with a sucker punch and had help from Wonder Woman. Likewise, Billy wasn't unconscious and capable of fighting, stopping onlh because the Justice League showed up. A later Justice League issue had Billy mention to Superman they should do some tests to see if one was stronger than the other.
* [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Thundra]] is another [[MarvelUniverse Marvel]] character, she is the worlds strongest woman in her timeline.
* The aforementioned Vartox is the most powerful warrior of planet Valerion. Pre-Crisis, he was depicted as having strength, speed, durability, senses, etc [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter vastly superior to Superman's]].
* ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'': Jerom possesses all kinds of super powers that lend themselves to great gags, but also posed the story writers for a problem. It's so easy to use him as a deus ex machina that they need to send him off on vacation or give him a sleeping potion to make the stories not to predictable.

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* [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] is often considered the "World's Mightiest Mortal", Mortal," with an advantage towards Superman due to his magical nature.
** Captain Marvel's tagline of "World's Mightiest Mortal" originated when he was with Fawcett and there were no real contenders for the title other than Black Adam and (possibly) King Kull. Even when DC licensed the character, he was envisioned as living in the "Earth-S" monoverse and didn't really cross over with the other DC characters much until after the events of ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' merged it with those containing Earths 1, 2, 4, and X. This is another case where DependingOnTheWriter is in full effect (their actual strength is usually treated as TooCloseToCall, virtually even, but The Big Red Cheese is likely to win a contest of ''opposed'' strength because of the "magic" clause in Superman's vulnerabilities). Most depictions have them exactly even (or [[TooCloseToCall so close that they might as well be]]) be) in terms of their basic FlyingBrick powers; Captain Marvel's advantage is his magical nature (and ability to call down [[ShockAndAwe magical lightning]]), while Superman has long-range attacks in his arsenal like heat vision and freezing breath.
** The New-52 ComicBook/New52 timeline continues the dynamic with Superman. During a battle in Khandaq, the two traded blows fairly evenly. Superman got the last punch in, but he also started the fight with a sucker punch and had help from Wonder Woman. Likewise, Billy wasn't unconscious and capable of fighting, stopping onlh only because the Justice League showed up. A later Justice League issue had Billy mention to Superman they should do some tests to see if one was stronger than the other.
* [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Thundra]] is another [[MarvelUniverse Marvel]] character, Marvel character who can stake a claim to the title among the female stable, as she is the worlds world's strongest woman [[LadyLand in her timeline.
her]] [[AlternateUniverse timeline]].
* The aforementioned Vartox is the most powerful warrior of planet Valerion. Pre-Crisis, he was depicted as having strength, speed, durability, senses, etc etc. [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter vastly superior to Superman's]].
* ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'': Jerom possesses all kinds of super powers that lend themselves to great gags, but also posed the story writers for a problem. It's so easy to use him as a deus ex machina DeusExMachina that they need to send him off on vacation or give him a sleeping potion to make the stories not to predictable.



* ''FanFic/AshesOfThePast'': Mewtwo is the World's Most Powerful Pokémon -- and he will ''not'' let you forget it. It's bluntly stated by Dexter that this is not hyperbole, as the only Pokémon with the sheer power to match him is Arceus, ''the Pokémon equivalent of God'', and even then it's a bit iffy. Arceus only edges out a win by the fact that he has far more control than the ''much'' younger Mewtwo, but since he's completely removed from the plot (and the world), the title defaults to Mewtwo.
* In ''FanFic/Zero2ARevision'', out of all the Digimons to have existed, Huanglongmon aka the creator of the Guardian Beasts is universally considered to be one of the strongest Digimon to have ever lived, stronger than both Xeedmilleniummon or even Belialmyotismon[[note]]He proves this when Huanglongmon instantly blasts Belialmyotismon to smithereens with his Spirit Destroyer[[/note]](Who is using the Guardian God's Digicore). His sheer power is so great that upon Myotismon's transformation into Huanglongmon both Dragomon and even the Digiknight fears him and it is only when their Digimons sacrifice themselves for the Digiknight does they stood chance against him.

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* ''FanFic/AshesOfThePast'': Mewtwo is the World's Most Powerful Pokémon -- and he will ''not'' let you forget it. It's bluntly stated by Dexter that this is not hyperbole, {{not hyperbole}}, as the only Pokémon with the sheer power to match him is Arceus, ''the Pokémon equivalent of God'', and even then it's a bit iffy. Arceus only edges out a win by the fact that he has far more control than the ''much'' younger Mewtwo, but since he's completely removed from the plot (and the world), the title defaults to Mewtwo.
* In ''FanFic/Zero2ARevision'', out of all the Digimons to have existed, Huanglongmon aka the creator of the Guardian Beasts is universally considered to be one of the strongest Digimon to have ever lived, stronger than both Xeedmilleniummon or even Belialmyotismon[[note]]He Belialmyotismon[[note]]he proves this when Huanglongmon instantly blasts Belialmyotismon to smithereens with his Spirit Destroyer[[/note]](Who Destroyer[[/note]] (who is using the Guardian God's Digicore). His sheer power is so great that upon Myotismon's transformation into Huanglongmon both Dragomon and even the Digiknight fears him and it is only when their Digimons sacrifice themselves for the Digiknight does they stood chance against him.



* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': In this crossover, Shinji is Superman and [[spoiler:Asuka is Wonder Woman (Supergirl in the story's second version)]]. They're the two strongest humans in the planet. In his first public appearance, Shinji beat a giant monster up with his bare hands.
* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': Being half-Kryptonian, Asuka is the world's strongest woman. Even though there're other super-heroines around, neither of them is so strong. During a battle, Asuka proves how unbelievably strong she is when she lifts a whole skyscraper.

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* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': In this crossover, Shinji is Superman and [[spoiler:Asuka is Wonder Woman (Supergirl in the story's second version)]]. They're the two strongest humans in on the planet. In his first public appearance, Shinji beat a giant monster up with his bare hands.
* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': Being half-Kryptonian, Asuka is the world's strongest woman. Even though there're other super-heroines superheroines around, neither of them is so strong. During a battle, Asuka proves how unbelievably strong she is when she lifts a whole skyscraper.



** In [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002 the 2002 remake]], naturally it's still He-Man. The most obvious example is when he disposes of [[ArtifactOfDoom a several hundred ton tower that turns everyone around it into evil Snakemen]] [[HurlItIntoTheSun by picking it up and tossing into the sun]]. A flashback episode reveals that in a previous generation, the title was held by [[HeroicLineage his ancestor, King Greyskull]]. As in, "ByThePowerOfGreyskull".

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** In [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002 the 2002 remake]], naturally it's still He-Man. The most obvious example is when he disposes of [[ArtifactOfDoom a several hundred ton tower that turns everyone around it into evil Snakemen]] [[HurlItIntoTheSun by picking it up and tossing into the sun]]. A flashback episode reveals that in a previous generation, the title was held by [[HeroicLineage his ancestor, King Greyskull]]. As in, "ByThePowerOfGreyskull"."ByThePowerOfGreyskull"



* ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle''. While a moose rather than a man, Bullwinkle J Moose every so often performs feats of incredible strength, which he attributes to his "mighty moose muscle", or sometimes just "moose-le".

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* ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle''. ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'': While a moose rather than a man, Bullwinkle J J. Moose every so often performs feats of incredible strength, which he attributes to his "mighty moose muscle", muscle," or sometimes just "moose-le"."moose-le."
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** Mike Zacharias, to a lesser extent. He is considered as Humanity's 2nd strongest, after Levi. [[spoiler: And it shows; he manages to kill ''five'' titans in an area where there is only one building, with no wounds! Too bad the Beast Titan showed up.]]
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** In the New-52 timeline it is outright shown that Superman has the edge in physical strength, beating him in their fight in Khandaq.

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** In the The New-52 timeline it is outright shown that continues the dynamic with Superman. During a battle in Khandaq, the two traded blows fairly evenly. Superman has got the edge in physical strength, beating him in their last punch in, but he also started the fight in Khandaq.with a sucker punch and had help from Wonder Woman. Likewise, Billy wasn't unconscious and capable of fighting, stopping onlh because the Justice League showed up. A later Justice League issue had Billy mention to Superman they should do some tests to see if one was stronger than the other.
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** [[spoiler:Kurome Ankokuboshi, the [[TomatoInTheMirror original Uzume aka Orange Heart]],]] comes just shy of her due to her [[RealityWarper ability to make her wishes reality]], which she used to rewrite Gameindustri's history despite being nothing but a [[SealedEvilInACan wandering spirit at the time]]. As she gains strength, she attempts to perform the same trick as Rei by fusing dimensions together and can fight all the [=CPU=]s after they get a [[NextTierPowerUp upgrade]]. Similarly to Rei, she had no followers either, but instead learned to [[ThePowerOfHate channel Negative Share Energy born of her resentment]], [[spoiler:as well as make liberal use of PowerParasite and FusionDance tropes]]. Unlike Rei, she's considered the more dangerous one due to her FauxAffablyEvil [[SoftSpokenSadist sadistic]] [[PragmaticVillainy personality]] regardless of her human or CPU form.

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** [[spoiler:Kurome Ankokuboshi, the [[TomatoInTheMirror original Uzume aka Orange Heart]],]] comes just shy of her due to her [[RealityWarper ability to make her wishes reality]], which she used to rewrite Gameindustri's history despite being nothing but a [[SealedEvilInACan wandering spirit at the time]]. As she gains strength, she attempts to perform the same trick as Rei by fusing dimensions together and can fight all the [=CPU=]s after they get a [[NextTierPowerUp upgrade]]. Similarly to Rei, she had no followers either, but instead learned to [[ThePowerOfHate channel Negative Share Energy born of her resentment]], [[spoiler:as well as make liberal use of PowerParasite and FusionDance tropes]]. Unlike Rei, she's considered the more dangerous one due to her FauxAffablyEvil [[SoftSpokenSadist sadistic]] sadistic]], [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]] and [[ConsummateLiar deceitful]] [[PragmaticVillainy personality]] regardless of her human or CPU form.
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* In the world of ''StreetFighter'', while Akuma, Oro and Gen fight for the position of WorldsBestWarrior, the Strongest Man in the game (in pure strenght) is Zangief.

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* In the world of ''StreetFighter'', while Akuma, Oro and Gen fight for the position of WorldsBestWarrior, the Strongest Man in the game (in pure strenght) strength) is Zangief.



* So far, ''AsurasWrath'' has a lot of potential examples, though Asura himself seems to be a likely candidate by the end of the game.
** Ending the game by beating up [[spoiler: Chakravartin, who's essentially ''God'']] makes one more than just a likely candidate.

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* So far, ''AsurasWrath'' has a lot of potential examples, though ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'': Asura cements himself seems to be a likely candidate by the end of the game.
** Ending
as this when ending the game by beating up [[spoiler: Chakravartin, who's essentially ''God'']] makes one more than just a likely candidate.''God'']].
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