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  • From what we've seen of their abilities in Ah! My Goddess, any First Class Goddess or Demon can probably qualify, especially without their limiters. Furthermore, anyone who obtains a wish can potentially ask for the destruction of the world.
  • One of the best-known examples is the eponymous AKIRA and his fellow Numbers, complete with an opening scene of a mushroom cloud destroying Tokyo. And that's just in the first thirty seconds. The ultimate example is probably Akira's successor, Tetsuo, proving that the Japanese government didn't learn a thing the first time around.
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  • Aquarion Logos: The titular mecha can destroy all of reality with its heroic counterpart able to literally punch a reality eating black hole monster to death.
  • The Colossal Titan and Armored Titan, from Attack on Titan, are the most dangerous beings ever known and the greatest threat to humanity's survival. Their appearance ended a century of peace and safety, effortlessly destroying the gates of Wall Maria. Over the next year, a combination of Titan attacks, starvation, and a government-mandated culling resulted in 260,000 people dying. Then it's revealed that they are actually humans with a Lovecraftian Superpower and were 11 and 12 years old, respectively, when they wiped out 20% of the human population.
    • This applies to all the Titan shifters, especially those that fight on the front lines of wars that the Kingdom of Marley are involved in.
    • Eren is ultimately revealed to have the most destructive potential of any Titan shifter, since his Coordinate ability can be used to unleash the hundreds of dormant Colossal Titans which make up the walls. The fact that he therefore has the power to destroy the world at will is what allows Marley to mount such an effective propaganda campaign against the Paradis Eldians.
  • Baki the Grappler has multiple people considered this through sheer martial arts ability. Most notably is Hanma Yujiro who has been named "the one and only Brute Strength Country", with the USA having made a pact of amity to him. Through Barack Obama.
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  • Beyblade 's third season G-Rev arc involves Boris happily assuming his new Person of Mass Destruction Brooklyn is going to help him Take Over the World. Unfortunately for everyone, Brooklyn turns out to be Ax-Crazy and far more interested in destroying everything than following the Evil Plan.
  • Bleach:
    • All Shinigami Captains and Lieutenants are required to have 80% of their power sealed away when travelling to the World of the Living and must receive special permission to release this limiter. If they don't, their very presence alone can warp the souls of the humans around them. During the battle for Karakura Town, Shinigami scientists had to find a way to teleport the whole town into another dimension just to allow the captains and lieutenants to fight to protect it. Otherwise, the Shinigami would have destroyed what they were trying to save. It still almost failed: when one of the boundary pillars collapsed, the real and fake towns began to merge and the destruction Komamura caused affected the real town as badly as the fake town.
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    • Yamamoto is far and away the most powerful Shinigami in the Gotei 13. His Shikai alone is enough to wipe out an area many times larger than Karakura Town and even other captain-class characters either have to gang up to fight him or have to use well-prepared strategy to limit his power before they fight him. His Bankai turns out to be The Power of the Sun, a power that cannot be activated freely as the very act of being in use will destroy Seireitei by accident if used for too long.
    • The Espada and the strongest Arrancar, being capable of challenging and defeating Captain and Lieutenant Shinigami, are this by default as well. The four strongest Espada in particular are notable in that they are forbidden by Aizen from ever activating their Resurreccion within the walls of the city-sized fortress of Las Noches, as they are all but certain to destroy it in the process with their power.
    • The Stern Ritters are extraordinarily powerful individuals, capable of curb-stomping even captains without having to stretch themselves into using the full might of their own power. As Quincies, they've been at war with the Shinigami for a thousand years, but have become particularly aggressive since the Shinigami instigated The Purge against them 200 years ago. In less than ten minutes, 16 Stern Ritters cause just under 3,000 casualties in the 6,000 strong Gotei 13, steal five bankais, obliterate Seireitei, and lose only five Stern Ritter in the process.
    • Yhwach, leader of the Vandenreich, is the Quincy equivalent of Yamamoto. The Shinigami/Quincy war appears to have begun with a conflict between Yhwach and Yamamoto and escalated. Yhwach is far beyond the power level of even his Stern Ritters. When he and Yamamoto clash a thousand years after their grudge first began, Yhwach steals Yamamoto's bankai and obliterates him, meaning that not only does Yhwach have his own power, he now has Yamamoto's power, too.
    • Thanks to his very colorful heritage, Ichigo is much more powerful than most characters in this manga and the factions in the story work constantly to either use him on their side or neutralize him. His power has been vulnerable to his resolve in the past, lampshaded late in the manga when he irritably observes to an enemy that he's getting fed up of villains thinking that the way to defeat him is by shaking his resolve. It's revealed in the final arc, his own power has been working against him, too: what he thought was his Shinigami power was actually his Quincy power suppressing his Shinigami power and only allowing the Shinigami to manifest in drips. In other words, he's much more powerful than even previous arcs depicted him as.
  • In Brave10, Isanami's darkness power is extensive and none-too-choosy about the victims in its radius.
  • Victor of Busou Renkin is significantly smaller in radius than most Persons of Mass Destruction, but more deadly: thanks to his always-on energy absorption powers, he would likely kill every human being within a kilometer or two if he stayed in one place for more than an hour. Main character Kazuki is immune, but only because he's turning into a Victor-alike himself.
  • A Certain Magical Index: Too many to list, but let's specify the notable ones:
    • Index herself. She has a library of 103,000 magical texts in her brain and a photographic memory. Combine this with the ability to use that knowledge, and she could destroy the world. Subverted in that she doesn't know she can use magic, and her superiors want to keep it that way.
    • Every Level 5 Esper, almost by definition (more specifically, the requirement to be labeled Level 5 is the ability to destroy an army). At one point Accelerator is dropped off of a supersonic bomber as a back-up plan in case bombing with a laser/magma-like blade didn't work. And he doesn't disappoint.
    • The Saints, as all of them can be considered equivalents to the level 5 espers, what with the ability to summon the calamity that destroyed Sodom and Gommorah and all. Especially so with Acqua of The Back.
    • The Archangels can destroy the entire Earth with microscopic fractions of their power. Fuse=Kazakiri by definition qualifies, as she is an artificial angel.
    • Any and all Big Bad characters. Fiamma of The Right, the Big Bad until Volume 22, can defeat the Archangels in one-on-one battle, and once fully powered he is stronger than God. The Big Bad character for the next 10 volumes, Othinus, can destroy the entire universe with a thought once fully powered. The True GREMLIN group, each of them being individually stronger than Othinus, more than qualifies and in fact part of their plan involves not accidentally destroying the universe through flexing their powers. Aleister Crowley is even better, seeing as he can one-shot Fiamma and take on the entire True GREMLIN group and survive, and later shows he can launch an attack with ten times the power of the Big Bang.
  • In Darker Than Black we have Havoc, whose powers consisted of spontaneously generating vacuums for explosive results and a remuneration of drinking the blood of children. There was pretty much no way she couldn't use her powers to murder tons of people.
  • The Wretched Egg/Red Man/Shiro from Deadman Wonderland is this, managing to cause an earthquake powerful enough to destroy most of Tokyo. Also has the ability to massacre people with the wave of a hand.
  • The Lunatic Magician from Delicious in Dungeon is a very powerful dark mage who has control over the titular dungeon, allowing her to shape it as she pleases. Bad news for anyone inside the dungeon at the time.
  • The Devil Is a Part-Timer!: When he goes all out, Sadao Maou is so overwhelmingly powerful that even something as simple as a punch can be seen from outer space.
  • Guilmon from Digimon Tamers, when you piss him off and unleash the Digital Hazard, resulting in a creature that could destroy the world simply by existing. Subverted in that he was accidentally created by someone who didn't want a weapon of mass destruction.
  • Dragon Ball:
    • Goku's Oozaru transformation is a threat early on. He destroyed Pilaf's castle in minutes and was only stopped because his tail was removed. Jackie Chun prevents any further tranformations for years by using a Kamehameha to blow up the moon. (Kami restores it later, after ensuring Goku's tail won't grow back again.)
      • As revealed in Z, this was actually the point of Goku being there to begin with: Saiyans would send their young to worlds where they can use their Oozaru forms to exterminate the local populace. Particularly strong ones don't even need that, due to their sheer strength and invulnerability to conventional weapons.
    • Later on, King Piccolo levels a city, and after that, Piccolo Jr. one-ups Tenshinhan from the previous tournament by not only destroying the ring, but leveling the entire island it was on.
    • Dragon Ball Z ups the ante. Consider that the destruction of celestial bodies was a normal occurrence by the Saiyan Saga (Piccolo with the moon — a second time; Vegeta with Planet Arlia), and that every heroic character becomes exponentially stronger after that... even Krillin could probably destroy a planet with a click of his fingers by the end of the Namek Saga, despite not even being a threat to Frieza— which speaks volumes about just how powerful he is. Perfect Cell claimed to be able to destroy the entire solar system in a single blast with his energy, before Gohan stopped him.
    • Then we get to the Buu Saga, by which time not only has every heroic character become so much stronger, Goku almost shakes the planet in two merely by TRANSFORMING into a Super Saiyan 3, and Buu begins to tear holes in the fabric of reality merely by screaming. We're introduced to Fat Buu, the weakest and most docile form of the Big Bad, with a flashback in which he extinguishes an entire galaxy of its luminosity, meaning he destroyed millions of solar systems in his centuries-long rampage. This gets brought to its logical conclusion by Super Buu, Buu's strongest form, who after reaching the peak of his power can destroy the entire universe by causing dimensions to collapse on each other. Just by screaming.
    • Then brought to its illogical conclusion by Super Vegetto, who fixes the universe and repairs the dimensional collapse... by punching Buu really hard.
    • Broly takes it even further, being capable of wiping out an entire galaxy.
    • By the time of Battle of Gods/Dragon Ball Super, era, Goku has reached god-level strength and during his fight with Beerus, merely clashing of punches causes ripples through reality that shake up the entire universe and would've eventually destroy it. In addition, Beerus is shown to be capable of destroying planets by sneezing. Beerus' servant/trainer Whis would be one as well, as he's stronger than Beerus and Goku combined, but he also has far better control of his power and thus doesn't end up actually destroying anything.
    • However the Universe 6 Saga reveals Zen'O (a.k.a. the Omni-King), the Guardian of the Multiverse, who trumps every character in the series. It's stated he's so powerful he's capable of one-shotting the entire Multiverse, consisting of twelve universes, if he wished. Whis reveals there used to be eighteen universes, before Zen'O destroyed six of them when he was upset. Fortunately he's a benevolent being who serves as an All-Powerful Bystander. We finally get to see this at the end of the Future Trunks saga, with him obliterating the entire future timeline that was corrupted by Zamasu.
    • Upon fusing with Goku Black — who is essentially his body-swapped future/alternate timeline self — Zamasu could be considered one of these. Although he lost his immortality by doing so, his sheer power in one-on-one combat was potentially frightening. As well as besting Goku, Vegeta, Vegito and Trunks (that is, before any of them received outside help), he was still quite the threat even when he was on the ropes. With his whole body destabilising due to Trunks' Spirit Sword, Zamasu's last-ditch attack was to consume the (future) Earth's atmosphere and rain a civilisation-destroying airstrike on the entire planet. A barrier from the Supreme Kais was all that stopped the heroes from being flattened. Literally everything else on Earth - buildings, people and all - was destroyed. In the end, Goku called in Zen'O and had him destroy the timeline so that he, Vegeta, Trunks and the rest could use the distraction to ride the time machine back to the present before it collapsed and erased them from existence.
  • The diclonii from Elfen Lied are a borderline example; through their spreading of The Virus that propagate their species and their powerful psychic abilities, they're a very real danger for humanity (especially due to the masquerade)... However, most are already shamelessly homicidal due to horrible abuse and maltreatment, and the Government Conspiracy treating the few diclonii they don't cull as lab rats do not improve matters.
    • Lucy also gets steadily less borderline as time goes by in the manga, and eventually disappears by the end of it all, where her vectors become so numerous and massive, she can wipe out all of humanity from a single location.
  • Ifurita of El-Hazard: The Magnificent World is one. However, she's far more level headed and self-controlled than most examples.
  • In Fairy Tail, generally, any remotely powerful wizards can cause unleash destruction upon entire towns with relative ease, but a few examples stand out:
    • Gildarts wields the "Crash" magic, allowing him to destroy pretty much anything he touches. Unfortunately for the people of Magnolia town, he often lets his mind wander while walking, and fails to pay attention to things like walls, houses and buildings, thus leaving a trail of destruction behind him as he benignly plows through them. When the townspeople catch wind of his return, they hastily activate a mechanism that essentially changes the town's layout to give him a straight path to the guild. He also counts as a Handicapped Badass, due to having lost some of his limbs and a few internal organs to a black dragon that even he couldn't defeat.
    • Zeref is an even better example; he's The Dreaded for a reason. Not only is he capable of Death Magic on a scale that turns an entire forest into desiccated, shriveled husks, but his Living Magic, which is used by other characters to basically create mooks, creates colossal, nigh-unstoppable Eldritch Abominations that carve a path of destruction through the lands. And that's when he is holding back. He wishes he could take it all back, preferably by dying. At least until his disgust with the world becomes so great that he wants to wipe out humanity, that is.
    • The Spriggan Twelve, twelve extremely powerful magicians who serve Zeref directly, are all capable of different flavors of this trope as well. Special mention goes to Larcade, Irene and August, both of which can perfom spells that can affect entire continents with relatively little effort.
    • Any and all dragons are generally beings of mass destruction, but Acnologia, the Black Dragon of Apocalypse puts everything else in the series to shame. He singlehandedly kills every single other dragon in the series, and with a simple roar he can destroy entire islands with ease. When he actually uses magic, he can blast countries to nothingness. Even Zeref fears him. In a world empowered by magic, he EATS magic, allowing him to practically destroy everyone and everything.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist:
  • Once the two sisters come together to form Genocyber, nothing is left standing after their rampage.
  • A running theme in Haruhi Suzumiya is keeping the title character from getting bored, since as an immature and easily-fed up Reality Warper, she has the potential to destroy the world as we know it (without consciously intending to) and remake it into something more entertaining. Several factions within the series make it their goal to prevent this, whereas others actually want it to happen.
  • Ikaros, from Heaven's Lost Property, initially appears to be a simple, weak "Pet Class," but is actually the Uranus Queen, a extremely powerful Angeloid that possesses multiple weapons, such as Artemis, a Beam Spam attack, Apollon, an energy bow with the power to destroy the entire nation of Japan at full power, and Hephaestus, a colossal space warship. Also, she is able to fly at Mach 22 and has an energy shield that can block her own Apollon.
  • The Tribe of Heroes in Heroic Age was a race composed entirely of Blood Knight Kaiju who nearly wiped themselves out in a massive civil war that obliterated entire star systems in the crossfire. As punishment, the Tribe of Gold (the gods of this particular fictional universe) sealed each of the five surviving members of the tribe into the bodies of members of other tribes. These individuals, called "Nodos", possess incredible powers (like super strength and the ability to survive in hard vacuum) even in their normal forms, and can also call upon the Heroes within them to transform into Nigh Invulnerable Kaiju capable of annihilating entire armadas without breaking a sweat.
  • Shiba Tatsuya, from The Irregular at Magic High School, is able to use one of his powers to replicate the effects of a antimatter bomb at will. It is a magic that can decompose matter into energy. It is directly decomposing matter down into energy and so there is no loss of energy on this reaction, so the energy released from one drop of water, a paltry 50 milligrams of matter, is equivalent to 1000 tons of TNT.
  • In Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, certain elves play this role as back-line mages; they can cast spells that can destroy a whole army of monsters in one go.
  • Ariel, from Is This a Zombie?, is a teacher with hundreds of millions of students who sends one of them, Haruna, to pick up kyo-tofu for her in Ayumu's dimension. She initially shows a bubbly and upbeat personality toward everyone when she's speaking with others, but after Ayumu criticizes her for the first time for not helping in his battle with Kyoko sooner, she says that she is only interested in the kyo-tofu and her student, not saving his life, of which she shows no concern. She initially seems to be only a part of the comedy theme, and playfully teases some of the characters to remind them of her abilities of mass destruction for the first time by smiling and snapping her fingers, causing an inferno to engulf them for just a second. Later on, she demonstrates that she has near-infinite magical power that allows her to traverse dimensions and use her abilities anywhere she pleases, and in fact even rivals the main antagonist of the first season. The only reason she doesn't help more is apparently because she's just indifferent about anyone's well-being except her students.
  • In Izure Shinwa No Ragnarok, humans possessed by gods waged war against each other and managed to destroy one third of Eurasia.
  • This is what happens when a King's Sword of Damocles falls in K. To prevent the meltdown, they must have another King, or their second-in-command, slay them as it falls, before it hits the ground. If another King does it, then that King's sword will be in danger. Kings generally do have this power level even without their swords falling, but most of them can control it... and then, there's the Red King. It's implied that he's comfortable in the Blue King's prison because he can "get some sleep without worrying about burning everything around him to the ground."
  • As a "Rynasapien", Kurau from Kurau Phantom Memory can potentially wipe out entire populations. Her sense of morality prevents her from doing so, but unfortunately other Rynasapiens feel less restricted.
  • Kyouran Kazoku Nikki has Gouykouou, whose mere presence on Earth could make it violently explode if he doesn't actively suppress his power. Thankfully, he's the nicest guy anyone will ever meet.
  • Ryner Lute of The Legend of the Legendary Heroes. He has the power to blow people up, cause things to implode, and completely disintegrate things in a matter of seconds, simply by thinking about it. And yet, people ''intentionally'' try to piss him off and provoke him. Real smart, huh?
  • Lyrical Nanoha
    • Hayate of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Strikers demonstrates personal offensive magic on the scale of a small nuclear device, complete with evacuation warnings and authorisation requirements to release her limiters for combat. Due to the way she received her magic, "sub-nuclear explosion" is in fact the only way she can use it. Nanoha, Fate, Signum, and Vita qualify to a lesser extent, also requiring Power Limiters. They are all treated with enormous amounts of respect.
    • When Caro was discovered by her village to be an insanely powerful dragon-summoner, she was shunned. Even some members of the TSAB suggested she would only be useful as a weapon. Fortunately for Caro Fate intervened on her behalf.
    • And Nanoha herself is not called White Devil without reason. In doujinshi, especially, she (or her device) is very prone to unleashing destruction anywhere, anytime.
    • There's also the kings of Ancient Belka, who sacrificed their bodies to become living weapons of mass destruction that could lead their people to war as symbols of power. Considering how the few still existing come in Mysterious Waif form, they're quite sought after by those planning acts of terrorism.
    • For a given definition of 'person', the setting has a whole lot of artificial sentient entities made specifically for war, from Intelligent Devices to combat cyborgs such as the Numbers, humanoid magical constructs such as the Wolkenritter, and Unison Devices such as Reinforce in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's, who deserves a special mention by being literally a tool that fulfills its masters wishes and somewhat of a Literal Genie. Despite this, power-wise, Reinforce might just be the most powerful character in the franchise, easily fending off Fate's Plasma Smasher and Nanoha's Excelion Buster at the same time, upgrading Fate's spells to a mass attack "Genocide Shift" mode, breaking through Nanoha's shield without much effort and casting a Starlight Breaker that leaves a city-sized explosion.
  • Mahoro of Mahoromatic is an extraordinarily powerful Robot Girl who wields a huge pistol and can rip apart Humongous Mecha with her bare hands. She was created specifically to battle aliens. The trope of her creators treating her like crap is notably averted, as everyone really likes her and are friendly to her, and the fact that the more she uses her ultimate weapon, the shorter her lifespan is. Has a major part in parts of the plot, where using it could kill her. It eventually does.
  • Several people in Mahou Sensei Negima! qualify. Just about any powerful mage could probably take out a good chunk of a city with little trouble. Then you have the really strong guys, such as Jack Rakan (accidentally blew up a mountain), Fate (pretty much obliterate an entire city sector with the flick of his wrist), Evangeline (beat the crap out of Fate when they fought), and Nagi (who beat Evangeline with no trouble at all). But the most ridiculous example is Asuna; her Anti-Magic actually caused a Floating Continent to crash, and nearly destroyed the entire Magic World. Even worse is the fact that she didn't intend to do that; other people are capable of harnessing that power.
    • In-Universe, many people believe Queen Arika to be one of these, thinking she caused a Floating Continent to crash. She's actually taking the blame for Asuna.
    • Chachamaru also counts now that's capable of summoning a Kill Sat that can take out an Eldritch Abomination.
  • The Otome of Mai-Otome are thinly veiled analogs for WMDs, complete with a "SOLT" conference based on the real world "SALT" (Strategic Arms Limitations Talks) and issues similar to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The main Otome also have the added danger of being volatile young women in the middle of a twisted Love Triangle, so you know there's going to be trouble. One of the girls involved in that triangle (Nina) snaps and literally tries to destroy the world in the last few episodes.
  • The Hero from Maoyuu Maou Yuusha. Easily the most powerful being in the world, perfectly capable of wiping out whole armies, cities, and mountains by himself with little to no effort. One of his companions mentions that he's so powerful that he's effectively completely removed from humanity in term of capacities.
  • All the minus in Medaka Box certainly count with the exception, apparently, of Shiranui: Kumagawa can revert everything to nothingness(including the FRIGGIN' WORLD), Shibuki can open long-gone scars (and that includes damage done to structures of buildings... Just guess what happens when she goes to a recently rebuilt or reformed one and uses her power...), Mukae has the power to corrode things with her bare hands (even the air!) and she uses it to melt away an entire school building, and last but not least, Gagamaru, who can move any kind of injuries he would suffer to another random person... Luckily, he was never hit by something like a falling plane or an explosion of some sort—at least, not that we know of.
  • Stink Bomb, the second story in the Memories anthology film, is about a chemist who swallows a tablet, thinking that it's harmless cold medicine. Unfortunately, it turns out to be an experimental drug that makes him emit clouds of poison gas. (It also gives him immunity to most conventional weaponry.) What makes this Person of Mass Destruction particularly dangerous is that he has no idea that he's emitting all this poison, and is on a delivery mission that will take him straight into a major population center.
  • All of the dragons in Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid are this to a certain degree, with the possible exception of Kanna. Tohru herself casually mentions early on that she's powerful enough to bring about Armageddon.
  • In Naruto, the most powerful shinobi, those on the Kage level and above, can destroy whole armies and level mountains if they wish. A fight between two such individuals usually ends up with maps having to be redrawn. Case in point, Madara Uchiha vs the First Hokage, which carved out the valley where Sasuke and Naruto had their first all-out fight decades later.
    • Naruto and his fellow jinchuuriki all have very nasty demons sealed inside of them. It is a bad idea to piss them off. But of course, they get the Bullying a Dragon treatment. When those demons are released, they can fire Wave Motion Guns powerful enough to function as Fantastic Nuke.
    • Kakuzu can use wind, fire and lightning elemental techniques that dwarf a forest casually.
    • Deidara as well, seeing as he can create pseudo-atomic bombs whenever he feels like it. He can also turn himself into a bomb and explode, although obviously he can only do it once. And later after he's brought back to life as an immortal zombie, same as most of the rest of Akatsuki. He's outright stated that he can go nuclear repeatedly, as the resurrection technique allows himself to reform. Person of mass destruction INDEED.
    • Pain manages to catapult himself up to Dragon Ball Z levels of destruction with ease. Not only does he control 6 different bodies at the same time, each of whom have impressive destructive powers, but he also completely and utterly annihilates the village of Konoha with a single attack that can be best described as a Wave Motion Gun that uses gravity to crush the entire town. And he can also use a sphere of condensed gravitational energy to rip off entire chunks of the earth's surface to form a mini moon.
    • O'onoki and his teacher Mu can combine fire, earth and wind elements to form Dust elements bombs which can disintegrate their targets on a ''molecular level''.
    • Maito Gai can unlock Chakra gates inside his body, drastically increasing his physical abilities. In this mode he can create flaming Tsunami-destroying shockwaves or launch tiger shaped mega-blasts of air pressure.
    • Konan's most powerful technique uses 600 billion explosives. She uses it in a failed attempt to kill a single person.
    • But the real Uchiha Madara puts everyone above to shame when he summons giant meteors out of the sky. And that's just for starters. After which he proceeds to A) create a forest that covers the horizon filled with plants that release poisonous pollen, B) use some of the strongest fire-style abilities that take over 20 Elite Mooks to put out and does it casually, C) create upwards of 20 clones that are each people of mass destruction in their own right, D) have each clone use Susano'o, which on on its own is capable of kicking around 5 of the strongest people in the Narutoverse, E) Create an absolutely COLOSSAL Susano'o that dwarfs the local mountain ranges, F) use said monster to chop a mountain in half, G) reveals that he can combine said form with the Nine-Tailed Fox and destroy a mountain-range's amount of land with ease, H) summons a Living Shadow fast and powerful enough to blow away all the tailed beasts in one strike, I) form many gigantic meteors using land uprooted from an entire country, and J) summon four of the aforementioned Living Shadows and have them gang on enemies.
    • The Sage of the Six Paths/ Hagoromo Otsutsuki and his brother took on the Ten-Tails and literally made the moon when he was on his deathbed.
    • Princess Kaguya was the strongest person to have ever lived, and proves it by moving Team 7 to an entirely different dimension with ease. Even with Naruto and Sasuke (and temporarily, Kakashi) having reached Person of Mass Destruction status in their own right, the only reason they have a chance at all is that Kaguya never bothered to learn even the most rudimentary fighting abilities, since in the past she'd always overwhelmed her enemies with sheer power. Presumably this is the same reason her sons were able to seal her away in the past.
  • Neo Human Casshern: Casshern from this show and Casshern Sins is this, able to destroy countless enemies without breaking a sweat and is credited with killing life itself (well, the personification of life, but whatever). It comes to the point where he has to actively try to get himself killed. This is all Played for Drama.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion:
    • All of the Eva pilots are capable of absolute destruction of the world, made worse by the fact that they're all particularly emotionally unstable fourteen-year-olds. They regularly seem to defeat monsters capable of destroying the human race (leveling cities is child's play)
    • In one episode Shinji actually melds with his Evangelion and is able to successfully destroy an angel when his Eva was completely out of power.
    • Also, in End of Evangelion Asuka manages to completely destroy a massive army's offense and almost manages to destroy the mass-produced Evas in under five minutes.
    • In Rebuild of Evangelion, Shinji becomes one by accident when he triggers a Near Third Impact from his sheer determination to save Rei. Although Kaworu manages to stop it with the Spear of Longinus, it still kills most of humanity and does even more damage to the Earth's biosphere.
  • One Piece:
    • Whitebeard is definitely an example of this. His earthquake powers were once described as being enough to destroy the world. And then Blackbeard causes a tsunami, make an entire island tilt on it's side, splits it in half, and collapses one of the largest buildings in the world.
    • Mermaid Princess Shirahoshi can summon and speak to Sea Kings, some of the most powerful and intelligent creatures in the sea. And these aren't your run-of-the-mill Sea Kings that the heroes punch out on occasion, these are Sea Kings so big they could effortlessly swallow a battleship whole. This ability also makes her the ancient weapon Poseidon. So all she needs to do is call out and these guys will show up and eat up whatever she might want them to. Good thing she's kind of a peaceful girl.
    • Seems to be requirement to advance to admiral in the Marines: Sakazuki is a living volcano, Borsalino can level cities with Frickin' Laser Beams, Kuzan can freeze entire islands over and finally Isshô can summon meteors to crash down on the battlefield.
    • It's also a requirement/side effect for being one of the Four Emperors, the four most powerful pirates at any given moment who control whole swathes of the Grand Line. Whitebeard's already documented above, Kaido destroyed several Tailor Made Prisons and the fleets that guarded them (even one of his subordinates is called "the Drought" because any nation that has him rampaging around will look like an actual drought ground them down to nothing), Big Mom can and will personally devour an entire island in a hunger rampage and controls the weather for entire nations using pieces of her own soul, and Shanks, while not directly seen, has been said to have such cataclysmic clashes with other Emperors everyone in the Grand Line knew it was him. The level of power needed to even be able to call yourself an Emperor must be so high that the very idea of anyone else below them facing you one-on-one is laughable (and woe betide you if it starts to look otherwise).
    • One Piece is a series where you do not need to have superpowers to be a Person of Mass Destruction, because the Charles Atlas Superpowers are that extreme. Take the world greatest swordsman, Dracule "Hawk-Eye" Mihawk, who can chop up armadas and ice mountains alike with no real effort (and without even needing his sword to touch his target), or Vice-Admiral Garp, who in a flash back offhandedly mentions crushing mountains as a training exercise, and has visibly thrown iron balls the size of battleships around with little effort.
    • Monkey D. Luffy eventually joins this club by dealing some pretty amazing feats of damage even before he had discovered Haki or his gear abilities. And that's just for starters. Throughout the anime, Luffy's gum gum attacks combined with his super strength enabled him to TOPPLE WARSHIPS with his bare hands. e.i. ripping the bow off a ship in order to use as an impromptu weapon albeit while under strengthening hypnosis, drop kick and sink a tooled up battleship with ease, rend the mast off another ship and impale it upon a monstrously huge whale and to date one of his most horrendous feats of grit and strength; caused the massive upheaval between a deep cavernous temple all the way to the surface city plaza by rapid punching somebody through countless layers of bedrock all the way through to its surface! On the Enies Lobby Arc, he destroyed the top half of the Tower of Justice with two uses of Gear Third (the first made the Tower shake a little...and that was just by knocking a massive steel door down). As for after the Time Skip, he nearly destroyed the massive ship Noah by using his most powerful attack. Keep in mind that Noah was in collision course with Fishman Island and worked have almost certainly destroyed it were it not for the Sea Kings who stopped it, who themselves remarked on how powerful Luffy is. Oh, and there is Gear Fourth Luffy: his most powerful attack in that form split an entire city into two slabs and forced them upwards into the air. It'd be damn hard to argue it now.
  • One-Punch Man: The Heroes Association naturally has more than a few, like Tatsumaki, who can lift an entire city's worth of rubble to throw at a metropolis-sized mothership, or Genos, who can incinerate entire city blocks easy. But the epitome is the titular protagonist, Saitama, who split the goddamn atmosphere when he actually threw a somewhat serious punch at someone.
  • Taken a bit less seriously in Ouran High School Host Club (obviously) with Hunny-senpai. After Japan's Secretary of Defence watched him beat the ever loving crap out of his father (who was supposedly the greatest martial artist of their great martial arts family), he asked Hunny never to fight in public again, lest other countries believe Japan was making a Weapon of Mass Destruction (i.e., this trope). At the time Hunny couldn't have been but 15 or 16.
  • A Mad Scientist creates PoMDs in Out Code (no relation to Code: Breaker aside from pyrokinetic main characters), including a guy who's basically Seto Kaiba with Magneto's powers (but weaker) and causing several people to weep and sweat acid.
  • Overlord (2012):
    • Pretty much anyone from Nazarick or its guardians or its guardians' summons, qualifies, but the biggest around (so far) is Ainz Ooal Gown, the main character who is basically experiencing a New Game+ in a broadly-similar world:
      • Ainz' biggest claim to infamy is eliminating 75,000 people in a single spell... which was only the first part of the ritual, used to fuel the summoning of Eldritch Abominations that increased the death toll to 180,000 (and later Ainz claims he can only cast that one every ten years to reassure everyone). The episode where this happens is appropriately titled "Massacre".
      • Ainz' class prevents him from using weapons correctly, but his strength stat is so high he can still slice through monsters like ogres and trolls. And that's before you get into the stupidly broken things like stopping time, teleporting, removing immunity to instant-death spells, his many, many instant death spells...
      • A single Death Knight (summoned by Ainz) plows through a company of knights and then raises the dead as servants. Later on Ainz shows up with half a thousand of them as his personal bodyguard (not that he needed them- see "Massacre" above) and because that wasn't enough, they're also mounted on Hellish Horses called Soul Eaters, three of which nearly wiped out a capital city.
      • Ainz manages to defeat (well, vassalize) the immense Baharut Empire in mere days, something that stuns The Strategist Demiurge: his faith in Ainz' victory was absolute, but his own plans called for months of bloody attrition warfare and even then only after defeating the neighboring Re-Estize kingdom. This was entirely a fluke on Ainz' part: he showed up in the Empire's arena for completely unrelated reasons and handily defeated their champion without using magic, convincing the Emperor that Ainz couldn't be killed, period, and thus surrendered in the hopes that being Nazarick's property would save more lives than heroically resisting them to the last. Several volumes later, it's actually worked out pretty well for the Empire.
      • Even worse: Ainz, by his own admission, was only a mid-tier level 100 character, being more of a roleplay build than MinMaxed for utter annihilation of the enemy. One of his guildmates was tweaked for such a purpose, however, and went by the Boss Subtitles "World Disaster".
    • Mare is a druid and was programmed with a rather shy personality, so we don't see his spells very often. When we do, he causes an earthquake that swallows up several hundred enemies in seconds. His sister Aura doesn't have such destructive powers, because she can use her beasts to do it (the aforementioned earthquake was cast from the back of a dragon).
    • When he first came to the New World, Ainz gave Enri a pair of goblin-summoning horns to defend herself (basically Vendor Trash back in YGGDRASSIL), the first of which summoned a Badass Crew of a dozen of so goblins, all of which are sentient beings who skillfully defend her and her village. When the village is under attack by an army and she blows the second horn out of desperation, she (somehow) summons several thousand goblins, divided into heavy infantry, cavalry, assassins, and even casters and magical artillery, all led by a goblin strategist dressed as Zhuge Liang, who quickly curbstomp the attackers without a single loss. The narration mentions that Enri fulfilled several conditions to drastically change the results produced by the horn, but doesn't mention what those are (even Ainz is stumped, though he realizes Enri was partly responsible).
    • Shalltear and Aura reduce a mole-man population from 800,000 to 10,000 in mere seconds, for the sole crime of not submitting fast enough, when they had no idea who Ainz was.
  • Mewtwo of the first Pokémon movie, despite not being human, is definitely a Person of Mass Destruction. This is made all the more apparent by the fact that in some translations his birthplace is listed as Mile Island. His power is so great the he was able to create an unnaturally huge hurricane that would've eventually wiped out all life on the planet aside from those on his island in the eye of the storm just by thinking about it and twirling his hand, then dissipated the storm just as easily after his Heel–Face Turn. Note that he was in no way focusing his full power on the storm at any time, and in fact kept expanding it even while controlling hundreds of individual Poké Balls, taking on his ancestor Mew in a psychic battle (in which Mewtwo had the upper hand), completely dominating the mind of at least one human, and psychically suppressing the abilities of every other Pokemon on the island. Afterwards, he then telekinetically lifted every single person and Pokémon on the island—easily over a hundred individuals weighing several tons in total, and again without any noticeable strain—erased their memories of the entire thing, and teleported them—again, en masse—to a port several miles away. It's a good thing he wanted to "prove himself" before his purge—had he been more efficient, he probably could have easily wiped out humanity in an afternoon at most.
    • To further put this in perspective, a similar storm was generated in the second movie, but only after the three legendary birds had been fighting all-out for some time. Each of these three combatants, by the way, are implied to be so powerful that they are able to change the climate of wherever they are just by existing—and Mewtwo equaled their combined power without even trying!
      • Said birds (Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres) and Lugia, who shut down the storm in that movie, all have weather control as explicit abilities. Mewtwo does not. He was duplicating it using telekinesis. Yes, that means he's better than several Olympus Mons in their specialization while faking that ability with another ability entirely. Be very afraid.
    • May be a coincidence, but his powers glow the exact same color as Cerenkov radiation.
  • The titular character of Puella Magi Madoka Magica has so much magical talent that if she became a magical girl, she would be capable of destroying the most powerful witch in a single blast. And then she becomes an ultimate witch who really can and does remove all life from the world. Part of the plot of the story is centered around when she would actually make her wish.
    • All other magical girls are Downplayed examples: while unable to destroy the world, a fight between two of them, Homura and Mami in particular, has the potential to destroy a mid-sized building.
  • Ranma ½:
    • Ranma's final opponent is the Phoenix Emperor Saffron. If his maturation ritual is completed successfully, he becomes a living "power plant" to Mt. Phoenix and all its people, constantly shedding light and heat without the slightest effort. If something goes awry, though, he loses control of his power, becoming psychotic, and releasing his energy as raw flame and beams capable of vaporizing mountains. As one character put it, he's like "a flamethrower without a safety valve."
    • Most of the Nerima Wrecking Crew qualify as well, who have been responsible for excessive destruction to the city.
    • Ryoga in particular, whose Super Strength, Nigh Invulnerable nature, and having little control over his own strength, causes him to leave a trail of destruction wherever he goes. Not to mention his Bakusai Tenketsu that allows him to blow through rocks at ease. At his max power he can generate Shishi Hokodan that is a Sphere of Destruction larger than the whole school.
    • Ranma has learnt a fair share of destructive techniques, such as the Moko Takabisha but his most potent one is the Hiryu Shoten Ha, an extremely powerful tornado that turns an enemy's strength on themself. When using against Kuno, Mousse, Haposai, and Principal Kuno, it created a giant twister that shredded everything nearby. When used against Saffron it was strong enough to literally shatter his body.
  • The Record of a Fallen Vampire has Strauss, the vampire immune to the sun who also has an almost godly amount of magic, and Adelheid, his queen, who wields the Moonlight of Corrosion.
  • Chise of Saikano is a particularly cruel example of the horrible repercussions after she is turned into a super weapon, though it varies on the version, anime or manga. In both cases everyone dies. Everyone.
    • In the anime version, she does her best to try and save what she can, but even she is powerless as the world practically falls apart around her and with it all ultimately ending with most of humanity destroying each other with a monster tsunami then dealing to killing blow to the rest.
    • In the manga, she consciously and single-handedly kills everyone in the human race, save for Shuji.
  • Sailor Moon:
    • Hotaru Tomoe a.k.a. Sailor Saturn, the senshi of destruction and rebirth, is a perfect example. Able to destroy a planet at will, and just about anything by sacrificing herself in the process... In the anime: in the manga she doesn't need to sacrifice herself, only to lower her scyte.
    • In Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Princess Serenity herself is the Person of Mass Destruction, caused by her being driven insane by the sight of Prince Endymion's death. In the manga and original anime, she has the potential to be this but is generally a Person of Mass Healing.
    • Codename: Sailor V makes very clear that any Sailor Soldier can be this when Sailor V accidentally destroys a skyscraper because she thought it was made of actual concreet and didn't hold back enough. At this point in the series she's about as strong as the Sailor Soldiers at the very start of the series.
    • The manga shows Galaxia casually blowing up a planet. She also almost destroys Tokyo by powering up... In her base form.
  • Any user of Cosmo in Saint Seiya can be this should they want it, as even the weaker ones can easily punch with the strength of an artillery shell. Then we have Lizard Misty, who one-shot Mount Fuji... And he's nowhere in the league of the really strong ones.
  • In Sands of Destruction, Kyrie is definitely a Person of Mass...well World Destruction actually. He basically has the power to revert anything (even the entire planet) back to its elemental sand. He was created by the gods specifically for this purpose, and his power becomes active whenever someone comes along who sincerely wishes the world would end.
  • Most S-ranked fighters from Seiken Tsukai No World Break are considered this. Moroha Haimura also included, but as unofficial. However, his power is so immense that almost anything else his classmates in the Strikers unit do pales in comparison, such as against the fortress metaphysical in episode 6.
  • #01 is hinted to be this in Sekirei, as those in the know are absolutely terrified of what would happen if she were to act. Her neutrality is stated to be the only thing preventing the complete destruction of the Capital, as Karasuba would go into a frenzy at the chance to fight her. A flashback reveals her to be able to sink aircraft carriers with a single blow, hinting at just how powerful she might actually be.
  • In the series The Seven Deadly Sins Meliodas, in his backstory, wiped out the kingdom of Danafor single-handedly when he lost control of his powers in the past.
  • Lina Inverse from The Slayers has a spell that works like a tactical nuke, AND a spell that can undo reality itself. She tends to throw the first around whenever basic attacks fail, and worry about whatever she was supposed to be defending later. Every now and then someone, from a bandit chieftain to a demon lord, tries to command, manipulate or coerce a person with such powers to work for them; Xellos appears to be the most successful with that, because he does not try to coerce, blackmail or threaten Lina: he is in no way sincerely nice to her.
  • All of the major-level paopei in Soul Hunter are capable of some serious destruction, but none match this trope as well as Nataku, the Human Paopei (long story). And then there's ultimate Big Bad Jyoka, who is so ridiculously powerful that it takes a Combined Energy Attack from the gods themselves to take down.
  • Ryoko from Tenchi Muyo fits here, at least in her original OVA form, since she is listed as destroying several planets in her past. An honorable mention should also go out to Tenchi himself, as when his godself manifested in OVA 3, he nearly destroyed ALL THAT EXISTS. Give him his due, he doesn't mess about. For that matter, every OVA shows that when Tenchi manifests the Light Hawk Wings, he can tell the laws of physics to take a hike and destroy almost anything. OVA 2 shows him rescue the other characters from inside the event horizon of a black hole by simply breaking it. Remember that a black hole has the mass of a star.
  • Toward the Terra has the Type Blue Mu, who are capable of single-handedly destroying starships and stopping beams from Planet Killers. Finally, the Mu have enough of Fantastic Racism and declare war on humankind and society controlled by computers. The only thing inhabitants of next attacked world can do, is to observe how their planetary defense is massacred by 7 teenagers.
  • Vash from Trigun is (literally) single-handedly capable of destroying cities without meaning to, and is referred to as "the Humanoid Typhoon" throughout the series. His weaker, genocidal twin brother, on the other hand, wipes out millions of people and by the end of the manga poses a danger to humanity throughout the entire galaxy. This example, incidentally, shows us one effective Restraining Bolt for such a character: pacifism and/or guilt. He also has the dubious honor of being the first person to be declared a natural disaster; you know you're a Person of Mass Destruction when any damage you cause is labelled an "act of God".
    • It's also a Zigzagged Trope, as while Vash does cause some property damage including an entire city and leaving a gigantic crater on the moon, most of the damage attributed to him is caused by reckless bounty hunters with little regard for collateral damage trying to cash in on his bounty.
  • The Crusniks in Trinity Blood. In the backstory (which isn't discussed in the anime, but is All There in the Manual), during the Armageddon War Abel single-handedly killed seven million humans.


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