10 Anime Characters Who Could Single Handedly Solve Marvel's Infinity War – CBR – Comic Book Resources

Thanos was a significant threat to the Avengers in Infinity War with the Infinity Stones at his disposal. But not to these anime characters, he won’t.
Infinity War is one of Marvel’s most memorable movies of all time. It has a fairly simple storyline – Thanos, boasting several of the Infinity Stones, makes his way to Earth to gain the last one in order to change the universe to fit his whims. The Avengers faced him head-on, but, in the end, he was still victorious.
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The world of anime has plenty of characters with abilities that would have made Thanos’ goals impossible to achieve, possibly being able to stop Thanos from performing The Snap altogether.
As powerful as the Infinity Gauntlet is, there are very clear limits to what it can and cannot do. It’s even more limited in the Marvel Cinematic Universe compared to its comic counterpart. It barely survived a single use before it was destroyed and couldn’t be used again. Zen-Oh is powerful enough to automatically undo whatever Thanos did even if he did manage to succeed in his goal. Of course, succeeding in and of itself would be difficult as he wouldn’t be able to get past Zen-Oh’s abilities in the first place. He’d likely be erased from existence.
Thanos is simply not going to be able to keep up with Saitama. Saitama isn’t actually a serious character. He’s a gag manga character and his power is limited only by how funny the joke needs to be. Every fight he participates in ends with a single punch. When he gets serious, he’s taken out beings who conquered planets with their might alone. Thanos wouldn’t be able to collect all of the gems because Saitama would’ve just knocked him out at the start of the fight. All that’s left for the Avengers is clean-up.
Aizen can’t keep up with Thanos in terms of pure power. But he doesn’t need to. Aizen was able to stop someone with the ability to see all of space-time and how it played out in his favor, fooling him into thinking he saw something he didn’t actually witness. Aizen’s bankai is too powerful for any living being to resist.
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Even possession of the reality gem wouldn’t be enough. Once Aizen uses his shikai, Thanos would likely think he used the power of the gems without actually doing so. This would be enough get the gauntlet before Thanos could use it properly, giving Aizen the chance to dispose of it.
Kaguya’s goal was to create a jutsu strong enough to hypnotize the entire world. The “Infinite Tsukuyomi” is used with the Rinne Sharingan. Anyone who looks at the genjutsu is completely under its spell. They’re completely rendered immobile, unable to fight back or do anything else. Kaguya could not only stop Thanos, but she could also stop his entire army with this power. And what makes it even more ridiculous is that she would continue to power the jutsu by draining him of his energy. Only those who also have the Rinnegan or those who have been revived can avoid this power.
Lelouch isn’t powerful enough to fight Thanos. But he is smart enough to out-think him. The others had no other plan but to try and brute force their way out of the problem. But Lelouch doesn’t need brute force. He can simply use the power of the Geass to convince Thanos to hand over the gauntlet. Or he can use it to convince Thanos to wish himself out of existence. Or he could ask Thanos to destroy the gems. Lelouch’s Geass is so powerful, he’s effectively invincible, possessing enough power to bend the Mad Titan to his will.
With the power of Imagine Breaker, Kamijou Touma could wrap up Infinity War in a matter of minutes. He’s not the most powerful person ever, and he couldn’t beat someone like Thanos in a fight. But what he does have the ability to do is destroy any form of magic or ESPer powers. There doesn’t seem to be a limit to what he can break either. Using his powers to destroy even one of the gems would make it impossible for Thanos to win. Touma would still be defeated because he wouldn’t be able to match Thanos in terms of pure strength.
Thanos’ biggest problem was acquiring the stones. But Irene’s power would make it possible to put as much distance as necessary between him and the stones. Irene’s special power, Universe One, allows her to reconstruct an entire continent however she wants.
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In Fairy Tail, she used it to shrink a continent, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t able to expand one as well. The magic can teleport people to different places as well, making his attempt to collect the remaining stones on Earth impossible.
Rimuru has already shown the ability to dispatch an entire army without any help. He wiped out thousands of soldiers in a matter of minutes …and that was before he was upgraded in power. In his current status as a demon lord, there doesn’t seem to be any limit to his abilities. He can break down complex spells, he can predict future attacks, he can summon beings from inside him to help him in combat. Not only could Rimuru wipe out Thanos’ entire army, but he can distract Thanos long enough to take the gauntlet.
The goddesses of the Tenchi Muyo world are clearly levels above anything Thanos is capable of doing. They can see outside of space and time, and would be able to manipulate the powers of the gauntlet, canceling out powers like the reality and time gems altogether. With that in mind, Thanos becomes someone who’s only able to fight with his usual abilities and perhaps the more straightforward gems like the Power Gem. But even on that level, Thanos would be outmatched, as they’re capable of erasing entire space fleets from existence without a second thought.
Beerus is someone who could literally fight Thanos to a standstill. Thanos desires the power to wipe out half of existence, while Beerus has the ability to do so naturally. In theory, Whis could also do the same thing, but breaking the rules would lead to him being erased. Without any such limits, a god of destruction like Beerus would be able to simply destroy the gauntlet before it was used with the power of hakai. Thanos even daring to try and destroy half of the universe would likely be annoying to him.
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Staff Writer for CBR, Sage Ashford has also written for Comicon as well as other sites such as The Gamer, and has been doing freelance work since 2014, and been working for CBR since 2017. His focus is primarily on spreading the word on obscure anime, comic books, and games whenever possible. Follow him on Twitter @ sageshinigami, or on Twitch @ sageshinigami.


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