No supernatural power in an anime would be more spellbinding than controlling and generating electricity at will. All major and minor anime characters with lightning powers are known for their eccentric personalities, ability to manipulate electricity, and quick execution by moving at lightning speed.
Although there is an ocean of anime characters with lightning powers, here is a list of a handful of characters considered the strongest and known for their ability to use their abilities better than others.
The Most Powerful Anime Characters With Lightning Powers
10) Lightning Genji: One Punch Man
Lightning Genji is a rank 17 A-rank hero. He can move very quickly in battle with his rollerblades connected to his battery. Genji wields two electrically charged stun rods and can also increase the voltage of his stun rods to subdue even a tiger-level threat.
9) Budo: Akame Ga kills!
Budo is the Empire’s highest-ranking official, widely acclaimed by his nickname Grand General Budo. He possesses immense strength and is very skilled in battles.
He wielded the Imperial weapon “Thunder God’s Rage: Adramelech”, which grants the user the ability to create and manipulate electricity. Budo also uses his weapon to fly by charging himself with electricity.
8) Chojiro Sasakibe: Bleach
Chojiro served as a 1st Division Lieutenant in 13 Soul Society Court Guard Squads under the command of Genryusai Yamamoto for over 100 years.
His Zanpakuto Gonryōmaru grants him the ability to manipulate the weather and summon dark clouds that unleash deadly lightning bolts on his targets. It can also form a dome with pillars of lightning surrounding it.
7) Denki Kaminari: My Hero Academia
Denki may not be good at close combat, but his “Electrify” Quirk more than makes up for his shortcomings. He can generate up to two million volts, but at the cost of short-circuiting his brain. Denki can also neutralize any lightning-based attacks and can also absorb them to use against his opponents at will.
6) Luck Voltia: Black Clover
Luck is a sociopath who gets excited about getting into a fight. With his True Lightning magic, he can generate and manipulate real lightning, and can also combine his own with the magic of others to create more powerful spells.
By covering his legs with Lightning Magic, he can move quickly and execute his enemies before they can react.
5) Third Raikage: Naruto
The Third Raikage is considered Hidden Cloud’s greatest shinobi. He was powerful enough to fight 10,000 ninjas and engage in combat with a tailed beast head-on.
His signature technique is Black Lightning, which he created with his Lightning Release Nature Transformation. The Third Raikage can force his lightning chakra into his fingers to create a powerful piercing effect.
4) Gilthunder: seven deadly sins
Gilthunder is a Diamond-Rated Holy Knight and Brittania’s mightiest warrior. In terms of strength and agility, he was capable enough to match Seven Deadly Sins captain Meliodas.
He is proficient in his ThunderBolt lightning magic, which grants him the ability to manipulate lightning. He can channel his lightning magic into his broadsword to make his attack more powerful.
3) Zenitsu Agatsuma – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Zenitsu is a Demon Slayer who is known for his panicked personality where he loses consciousness if he encounters a demon. However, in his unconscious state, he is a whole other person who can take out his targets in a blitz.
Zenitsu only knows one form in his Thunder Breathing as he was unable to learn the others. However, he can improve the technique with deadlier variants such as Sixfold, Octuple, and Godspeed.
2) Killua Zoldik: Hunter x Hunter
Killua has Hunter status. He has a high tolerance for electricity as even a million volts of electricity can only cause him pain but not damage his body. His lightning ability, God Speed, grants him the ability to move at imperceptible speed.
He also has an arsenal of deadly lightning-based techniques that can enhance his opponents’ nightmares.
1) Laxus Dreyar: Fairy Tail
Laxus is the S-class mage of the Fairy Tail guild. He possesses “lightning” magic, whereby he can manifest lightning and electricity at his disposal.
Laxus can infuse electricity with his body like armor and while in this state, his melee attacks become deadlier. He is also able to turn his body into lightning and can move at very high speeds.