These anime characters are powerful enough to defeat One Piece’s Gear 5th Luffy.
- Luffy’s Gear 5th is his awakened devil fruit power, granting him immense strength and the ability to extend his elasticity to objects.
- While Gear 5th allows Luffy to defeat characters like Kaido, there are other anime characters who can defeat him.
- Characters like Naruto, Goku, Saitama, and more have abilities that can overpower Luffy’s Gear 5th form.
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In the Wano Country arc, Luffy finally awakened the true power of his devil fruit. The awakening of his devil fruit is dubbed Gear 5th, and it is quite different from any of his previous forms. While using Gear 5th, Luffy is able to extend his elasticity to inanimate objects.
Luffy’s devil fruit awakening allowed him to beat Kaido, who was considered the “Strongest Creature in the World.” In his Gear 5th form, there are not many One Piece characters who can defeat him. However, there are plenty of other characters from other anime series who can defeat Gear 5th Luffy.
UPDATED on August 12th, 2023, by Suzail Ahmad: With Gear 5th finally debuting in the anime, there is once again a great deal of hype surrounding the transformation. It is considered the most ridiculous power in One Piece, and it grants Luffy an absurd amount of strength. This ability also increases his range of attacks, allowing him to take down many opponents. Despite having Gear 5th, Luffy is not invincible. There are other anime characters who can vanquish Luffy’s Gear 5th in battle. With that in mind, the list has been updated with some more individuals who can beat Luffy.
12 Gilgamesh — Fate
Gilgamesh is one of the main antagonists of the Fate series. When he was still alive, he used to rule the city of Uruk. He strongly believed that he was superior to everyone else. Due to this reason, Gilgamesh placed himself before the people of his own kingdom.
Gilgamesh possesses the Gates of Babylon, a Noble Phantasm that grants him access to all his collected treasures. Gilgamesh’s most trusted Noble Phantasms are Enkidu and Ea. Enkidu allows him to bind his target in place while Ea can finish them off.
11 Sinbad — Magi
Sinbad used to be the king of Sindria, and he was quite popular among his subjects. He is an easygoing individual, but he can be serious if needed. While Sinbad is a talented swordsman, it is his Magoi manipulation that makes him a dangerous opponent.
Sinbad can use his own Magoi to cancel out the effects of his target’s abilities. He also has seven Djinns in his possession, each of which grants him a specific ability. With so many different weapons at his disposal, Sinbad can definitely defeat Luffy.
10 Akuto Sai — Demon King Daimao
Akuto Sai is the primary protagonist of Demon King Daimao. He had the desire to become a high priest so that he could be of service to the people around him. So he joined the Constant Magick Academy to realize his dream. Not long afterward, a spirit predicted that Akuto Sai would become a Demon King.
However, he didn’t let it get to his head. Akuto focused on being kind and generous to everyone he met. With time, Akuto became the Demon King and gained incredible power. He has a large amount of magic reserves, which he can use to obliterate his opponents. Akuto Sai is capable of altering reality, so it wouldn’t be a problem for him to defeat Gear 5th Luffy.
9 Anos Voldigoad — The Misfit of Demon King Academy
Anos Voldigoad is an extremely confident individual who knows the limits of his power. Most of the time, he comes off as nonchalant, only changing his approach if someone threatens him. Anos Voldigoad has a ton of different weapons in his arsenal.
He possesses the blood of the Demon King, which corrodes anything it comes in contact with. In addition to this, Anos also has extraordinary control over magic. Above all, he has Venuzdonoa in his possession. The sword is capable of erasing anything from existence, so Luffy’s Gear 5th wouldn’t stand a chance.
8 Naruto Uzumaki – Naruto
Naruto Uzumaki is the eponymous hero of the series. He is the Seventh Hokage of the Hidden Leaf and the strongest ninja in the world. He possesses the chakra of all the nine-tailed beasts, and he also has access to the regular Sage Mode and the Six Paths Sage Mode.
Naruto’s attacks are strong enough to destroy gigantic meteors with relative ease. He was able to nearly split the moon in half with a single punch. Considering his accomplishments, Naruto should have absolutely no problem defeating Gear 5th Luffy.
7 Son Goku – Dragon Ball
Son Goku is one of the most well-known anime characters in the world. His influence goes beyond the medium, and even people who do not follow manga/anime know about him. Goku belongs to the Saiyan race, which is known for its strength. Goku has many different abilities in his locker, which include teleportation, Hakai, Spirit Bomb, etc.
He has spent most of his life fighting other strong extraterrestrials who can wipe out multiple planets with their powers. Goku has shown that he can go toe-to-toe with these planet-busting individuals, so he can make short work of Luffy in a fight.
6 Saitama – One Punch Man
Saitama is the main protagonist of One Punch Man. He is the strongest being in the series and is capable of taking down most opponents with a single punch. Saitama’s physical abilities are on a completely different level from most humans. He is extremely resilient, and so far, not a single enemy attack has caused him an injury.
Saitama has superfast speed that allows him to cover long distances in the blink of an eye. When it comes to destructive power, Saitama can destroy giant spaceships, monsters, mountains, etc. with the bare minimum effort. Bearing in mind Saitama’s feats, Luffy’s Gear 5th stands absolutely zero chance against him.
5 Johnny Joestar – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
When it comes to strong characters from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, the first name that pops up is Giorno Giovanna. However, Johnny Joestar is not that far behind him. The talented horse jockey possesses Tusk, which is a Stand with different forms, or ACTs.
ACT4 is the strongest form of Tusk, and it can easily pummel a human. Anything touched by Tusk will continue to spin until it is disintegrated. The target cannot escape the attack unless Johnny decides to nullify it by applying the opposite spin. Since the attack is powered by the Golden Spin, it has infinite spinning energy, allowing it to bypass even dimensional barriers.
4 Escanor – Seven Deadly Sins
Escanor was one of the Seven Deadly Sins and was considered by many to be its strongest member. He was blessed with Mael’s grace, called “Sunshine,” which amplified his power depending on the time of day.
At noon, Escanor’s power reached its peak, and for one minute, he entered his strongest form, known as “The One.” In this form, Escanor was considered to be invincible. He could evaporate a huge body of water with a miniature sun that he created. Escanor’s physical power increased by ridiculous proportions, and getting hit by one of his fingers could prove to be fatal.
3 Griffith – Berserk
The human version of Griffith cannot hold a candle to Gear 5th Luffy. However, if one were to take in Griffith’s power after the eclipse, things would change completely. Following his rebirth as Femto, Griffith became one of the most powerful characters in Berserk.
No mortal human is capable of harming him, and the only characters capable of rivaling him are the other members of God Hand. Griffith is able to manipulate gravity and space. He can distort space and redirect an opponent’s attack back at them. So, even the strongest of Luffy’s attacks won’t leave a scratch on Griffith.
2 Gojo Satoru – Jujutsu Kaisen
Gojo Satoru is an incredibly talented fighter who is considered to be the best sorcerer in the entire series. He has tremendous reflexes that enable him to dodge attacks that would normally be impossible to avoid. Satoru is apt at hand-to-hand combat, and he can take down opponents who are bigger than him.
Gojo Satoru’s biggest asset is his mastery of cursed energy. He can use techniques such as Limitless, Infinity, and Unlimited Void. His Hollow Technique: Purple is a special ability that can erase all kinds of matter in its path. Gojo Satoru can use this technique to easily take down Luffy.
1 Shanks – One Piece
Shanks is one of the Yonko and arguably the most powerful character in One Piece. He has been confirmed to be a user of three types of Haki, and it is fair to assume that he has mastered all of them. Shanks has shown that he can match any character in combat.
He has clashed with Kaido, Whitebeard, and Mihawk, and all of them hold him in very high regard. While Luffy may have defeated Kaido, it is important to remember that Kaido had fought countless other people before finally facing Luffy. If they were to have a rematch, the outcome would be different. This makes it obvious that someone as strong as Shanks can get the better of Luffy in a fight.