If we talk about the strongest character in the World of Chainsaw Man, there are many powerful characters that can easily take the first spot. Starting from devils to devil hunters there are many individuals who have the ability and skill that stands out.
But we already know, there can be only one character who can be “the strongest of them all”. Let’s take a look at the list of most deserving candidates for the title.
- 20. Eternity Devil
- 19. Himeno
- 18. Beam / Shark Fiend
- 17. Akane Sawatari
- 16. Galgali / Violence Fiend
- 15. Katana Man
- 14. Power / Blood Fiend
- 13. Hirofumi Yoshida
- 12. Aki
- 11. Reze
- 10. Angel Devil
- 9. Kisisbe
- 8. Quanxi
- 7. Santa Clause
- 6. Gun Devil
- 5. Darkness Devil
- 4. Hell Devil
- 3. Asa Mitaka
- 2. Makima
- 1. Denji (Chainsaw Man)
20. Eternity Devil
Being a devil that embodies the fear of eternity, the Eternity Devil showcased its impressive powers as it turned an entire floor of a hotel into a separate space with a loop causing escape to be impossible. It also has the ability to create a monstrous body inside its stomach which will hunt down and kill anyone in the area.
Being a Public Safety Devil Hunter under Makima’s special squad, Himeno is a very skilled hand-to-hand fighter in her own right. To complement this, she also has a contract with the Ghost Devil which lets her use its powers in exchange for her eye.
18. Beam / Shark Fiend
With the powers of being a Shark Fiend, Beam transforms his body completely into a shark and can also swim through solid objects such as walls. He also has enhanced strength and regeneration through consuming blood which every Fiend and Devil possesses.
17. Akane Sawatari
Akane Sawatari was an accomplice of the Gun Devil and Katana Man who had made a contract with the Snake Devil. She could use snake body parts during combat and even absorb and release beings. With her abilities, she was able to revive Katana Man and even control the Ghost Devil.
16. Galgali / Violence Fiend
While compared to the other Fiends, Galgali does not have any unique or hidden abilities that set him apart, his superhuman strength exceeds even those of most Devils. This was shown in full display in his battle against the Darkness Devil as well as his fight against Reze where his kicks were strong enough to smash the ground apart.
15. Katana Man
Katana Man, also known as Samurai Sword, is the primary antagonist of the Katana Man arc. He is a human-demon hybrid that merged with the Katana Devil. Denji killed his grandfather, so he plans to take revenge on Denji by affiliating with the Gun Devil. He fought Devil Hunters of the special division 4 and also fought Denji.
Katana Man is one of the only hybrids who were not under Makima’s control in his first appearance and was even strong enough to defeat Denji in their first encounter. In his Hybrid form, he can travel at unnatural speeds while slashing anything in his path using his swords.
- Hybrid Transformation: As he removes his left hand from his body, a katana emerges from the stump, and he turns into Katana Man with swords emerging from his arms and head.
- Enhanced Strength: When transformed with his slashes, the Katana Man is capable of cutting through solid walls.
- Blood Consumption: In his hybrid state, the Katana Man can regenerate his body by consuming blood. After being bifurcated by Denji, it can be seen that he has been regenerated.
14. Power / Blood Fiend
Power, who was initially extremely selfish and didn’t care about who she betrayed eventually grew to form bonds and make friends with who she cared about. She, along with Denji and Aki formed the main trio of the series. Power can manipulate her blood to form weapons as well as control others’ blood on direct contact. In her Devil form, she has an ability known as “Thousand Tera Blood Rain” that summoned and controlled countless weapons made from her blood.
13. Hirofumi Yoshida
Yoshida was a Private Devil Hunter who was assigned as Denji’s bodyguard during the International Assassin’s Arc. This clearly means that he is someone strong enough to take on Devils, Fiends, as well as Assassins. As for his abilities, he has a contract with the Octopus Devil which lets him summon its tentacles to use during combat as well as use an ink cloud in order to distract the opponent or escape. In his fight with Quanxi, he even displayed impressive skills in hand-to-hand combat.
Aki was the deuteragonist and one of Denji’s closest friends. While he is limited by his human form in abilities, he makes up for it by forming multiple contracts with Devils. In exchange for feeding a part of his body, he could enlist the fox devil’s help in combat. After falling out of favor with the Fox devil, he let the Future devil live in his right eye which allowed him to see a few seconds into the future.
In exchange for some of his lifespan, he even formed a contract with the Curse devil which lets him kill any enemy by stabbing them 3 times with a nail. Finally, even though this was forced upon him, he becomes the Gun Fiend who can fire bullets with great precision and speed and has the strength to break through walls and buildings.
Reze was a super-soldier of the mighty Soviet Union and was also the Bomb Hybrid. She was already equipped with the skills of a professional assassin who had speed and strength far greater than the average human. Being the Bomb Hybrid, she could also cause explosions by pulling the pin on her neck. These have proven to be very effective against other Devils.
Reze is an expert in unarmed combat. She could disarm and injure an assassin completely by going around him and putting him in a stranglehold in her normal human state. After becoming Hybrid her already existing assassin skills were enhanced.
- Bomb: She can turn body parts into explosives and would use them to propel herself in mid-air, as seen in chapters 47-48.
- Speed & Combat: As seen in chapter 46 she easily dodges the Fox devil with her devil form. She is as fast as a car and she can even outrun it simply by running or by her jumps.
- Regeneration: As she has this explosive ability, to compensate for the damage that she does to her body she also has a regeneration ability.
10. Angel Devil
The Angel Devil was a devil hunter born out of the fear of angels. He could absorb an individual’s life force through contact and later use it to summon weapons. Makima had used a spear worth 1000 years of life force to defeat Denji in his devil form. He also has tough wings which can deflect shots and be used as a makeshift shield.
Kisihbe was formerly a Special Division 1 member later he became the captain of special division 4. He is known as the strongest Devil Hunter and there are not many reasons to disagree with that title. During his time training them, he defeated and killed both Denji and Power more than 20 times and was also able to fight on equal terms with Quanxi.
While he has contracts with the Claw, Knife, and Needle Devils, we never see him using them due to his own proficiency in hand-to-hand combat and the use of weapons.
Known as the first Devil Hunter, Quanxi was an arrow hybrid from China who was strong enough to get past all of Denji’s bodyguards on her search for him and even defeat Kishibe. She is incredibly proficient with her sword and in her hybrid form, she can move at high speeds while firing arrows rapidly. In addition to these, she also has her own harem of fiends who are all strong in their own right.
She managed to kill an entire group of Devil Hunters in a go. She can move rapidly and fire arrows rapidly in her Hybrid form.
Fact: Don’t try to get close to her, she will tell you that she is interested in girls or it may get worse and she will decapitate your head.
Quanxi helped Denji in killing Santa Claus. She also managed to defeat Kishibe, as seen in chapter 62.
7. Santa Clause
Santa Claus was undoubtedly the most feared Devil Hunter during the International Assassins arc. She flooded the streets with humans who had turned into dolls through powers she received from the Doll Devil. She also has a contract with the Curse devil which lets her kill any opponent through nails similar to Aki. She was originally thought of as a devil hunter but as the story progressed it was revealed that she was serving the Soviet Union.
Using the power of the Hell Devil who also formed a pact with her in exchange for her children, she could transport anyone to Hell. Finally, showing one of the many reasons why she was feared so much, Santa Claus transformed into a terrifying monster after receiving the flesh of the Darkness Devil.
She also had contracts with Hell Devil, Darkness Devil, and Cursed Devil.
- Doll Creation: Santa Claus and Doll Devil made a contract that allows her to convert into a doll, as seen in chapter 58.
- Perfect Doll Creation: Santa Claus can turn people into perfect dolls by imbuing them with emotions such as respect, worship, admiration, and guilt, so they become an extension of Santa Claus and can make devil contracts in Santa’s place.
- Mind Transfer: It is possible for Santa Claus to transmit his senses and pain to all of his dolls.
6. Gun Devil
Being the most dangerous devil to appear in recorded history, the Gun Devil was born after a terror attack in America involving guns. It can kill over a million people in just 5 minutes through the unbelievable speed of its bullets. Its body is covered with guns that shoot with extreme precision.
Due to his strong willpower, he can generate unlimited ammunition and he can also drink blood to regenerate.
- Immense Speed: Gun Devils are incredibly fast; they can kill 1.2 million people in five minutes between multiple countries across the globe.
- Bullet Projection: The Gun Devil has the ability to fire bullets with great precision and speed from the guns on its body. Within approximately 1000 meters of himself, he can fire a bullet through the head of every adult male in the vicinity.
- Blood Consumption: The Gun Devil is a devil, so its health should be restored by consuming blood.
5. Darkness Devil
The Darkness Devil is a transcendent being believed to be as old as humanity itself. It is one of the primal fears which can manipulate the dark and feed off the fear it causes. He first appeared when Denji alongside other devil hunters when they were sent to hell by Santa Claus.
Similar to Makima, it can also control an invisible force that can cause a human or a devil to bleed until death. It can instantly separate individuals’ arms, control a hidden blade in the darkness freely and crush anything it wants to.
The group managed to escape when Makima held Darkness Devil but he broke Makima’s arm and finger, as seen in chapters 63-66.
His abilities were shown off for a brief time. He can summon a blade out of darkness and have full control over it. He can also separate arms from the bodies by using an unknown force of darkness.
4. Hell Devil
While the full extent of its powers is unknown, the Hell Devil is formed out of a fear that almost every human has which leads to how strong it is, that of Hell. The range of abilities is still unknown. It was shown that he can transport anyone to hell but for a price in chapters 64-66. It almost wiped out all the Devil Hunters while using this power.
He only appeared twice and made a contract with Santa Claus to send Denji alongside other devil hunters to hell, as seen in chapter 63. He has a regenerative ability just like other fiends where he can drink blood and regenerate his body parts.
3. Asa Mitaka
Asa Mitaka was introduced in the second part of the Chainsaw Man manga and is a relatively new character. She was possessed by the War Devil and became its fiend while they both shared the body. Adding to her incredible strength and speed, she can the turn body parts of others into weapons. The War Devil is a part of the Four Horsemen Devils which are assumed to be almost on par in terms of power with the Darkness Devil.
Makima is the main antagonist of Chainsaw Man who is revealed to be the Control Devil later on in the series. She has the broken ability to be able to control anyone who she believes is inferior to her and can force them to make contracts or even die.
She has an invisible force she can manipulate to defeat the opponent such as how she blew up Power. She can also use sacrifices to kill targets and is effectively invincible since all damage inflicted upon her is passed onto a random Japanese civilian.
It is safe to say that her true potential is unknown as she never showed her devil form. It can be anything, your imagination can run wild in guessing her devil form.
She can crush opponents by using an unknown force. She is immortal, the damage done to her is felt by a random Japanese civilian. She can control anyone lower than she and she can use her powers to kill them in a battle, as seen in chapter 86.
1. Denji (Chainsaw Man)
The strongest entity in Chainsaw Man is Chainsaw Man himself. Adding to the enhanced healing, strength, and durability that most Devils have, his body is made up of functional chainsaws which can easily slice through devils.
He can also disconnect the chains from these devices to entangle and trap the opponent. The game-changing ability which separates Chainsaw Man from the rest of the characters is that he is the only person who can truly kill a devil.
When a devil dies, it ends up in hell and when a devil dies in hell, it reincarnates on earth. However, by eating them, Chainsaw Man can erase them from existence and make it seem as though they happened in the first place. Since Devils live off the fear they cause among people, there is no power that makes them more afraid.