Fire is one of the most overused magical elements in anime. There are thousands of characters that can burn through their enemies with their insane magical powers. In this article, I will be listing down 20 such iconic fire users in anime that are loved by fans.
It must be noted that this list is not ranked according to power or strength of character. Rather, this is about the popularity and uniqueness of the character. I’m considering the number of fans who have voted the following characters as their favorites on MyAnimeList in order to rank them in this article.
So without any further ado, let’s jump into the listing!
List of the 20 Most Popular Fire Users in Anime
- List of the 20 Most Popular Fire Users in Anime
- 20. Agumon, the Cutest Fire User (Digimon)
- 19. Dark Schneider, the Dark Messiah (Bastard!)
- 18. Yamamoto, the Soul Commander (Bleach)
- 17. Muhammad Avdol, the Fire Stand User (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)
- 16. Shishio, the Manslayer in the Shadows (Rurouni Kenshin)
- 15. Agni, the God of Fire (Fire Punch)
- 14. Benimaru, the Flare Lord (That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime)
- 13. Mereoleona Vermillion, the Strongest Female Fire User (Black Clover)
- 12. Alibaba, the Wonder Man (Magi)
- 11. Shinra and Benimaru (Fire Force)
- 10. Endeavor, Todoroki, and Dabi (My Hero Academia)
- 9. Hiei, the Hell Fire User (Yu Yu Hakusho)
- 8. Tsuna, the Coolest Fire User (Hitman Reborn)
- 7. Escanor, the Master of the Sun (Seven Deadly Sins)
- 6. Ace and Sabo, the Indomitable Fire Users (One Piece)
- 5. Rengoku, the Flame Hashira (Demon Slayer)
- 4. Rin, the Son of Satan (Blue Exorcist)
- 3. Mustang, the Flame Alchemist (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)
- 2. Natsu, the Dragon Slayer (Fairy Tail)
- 1. Itachi, the Shadow Hokage (Naruto)
20. Agumon, the Cutest Fire User (Digimon)
Let’s start off the list with a familiar name. Agumon is one of the main characters of the Digimon Adventure series. He is a small dinosaur like being who lives in the digital world.
As the series progressed, he became able to evolve into much bigger and stronger versions of himself. Regardless of his form, all of his abilities are fire-based. He is also one of the strongest digimons in the entire series, as he was able to defeat even the most powerful opponents.
19. Dark Schneider, the Dark Messiah (Bastard!)
Dark Schneider is a dark horse on this list who is not as famous as the other characters mentioned below. He is the main character of the “Bastard!” series and is an immortal dark wizard. He used to be a villain who plotted to rule the world.
However, he was sealed into a baby boy when he was about to be reincarnated. Years later, the seal placed on the boy is released, unleashing the dark magician into the world once again.
He still hasn’t given up on ruling the world, and he is stronger than he was before. With his obsession with fire magic, he blazes through his enemies with his overpowered magical abilities. Without a doubt, this anti-hero MC deserves a spot among the list of the most iconic fire users in all of anime.
18. Yamamoto, the Soul Commander (Bleach)
Yamamoto is an aged, badass bald man who is the captain of the Gotei 13. He has always had an overwhelming presence, and his devastating powers were unleashed in the battles against Aizen and Ywatch.
In terms of sheer strength, Yamamoto will probably be at the top of this list; however, in terms of popularity, he is not as famous as the other characters on this list. This is why he is ranked so low on this list.
He is capable of concentrating all his powers at the tip of his sword, so that even a simple touch can blow away a mountain. He is also experienced, which gives him an advantage in battles.
17. Muhammad Avdol, the Fire Stand User (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)
I know the JoJo fans are screaming that Avdol deserves a higher spot on this list, but this is the position he gets according to the votes on MAL. Regardless, he is a badass person with a powerful fire-based stand ability.
He is one of the side characters in JoJo Part 3: Stardust Crusader. Avdol is introduced right away in the first episode, and he has been helping out the main characters ever since. As a local Egyptian, he guided Jotaro and his team in their crusade to defeat Dio, who was staying in Egypt.
16. Shishio, the Manslayer in the Shadows (Rurouni Kenshin)
Shishio is an iconic fire user from the Rurouni Kenshin anime and manga series. He is one of the main antagonists of the show and has a charred body. In the past, he was betrayed and almost burned to death. However, he survived and has cooked up a sinister plan that will harm a lot of innocent people.
Because of his scorched body, he always wears bands and looks like a mummy. However, what earns him a place on this list is his unique talent. His sword has slayed hundreds of men and is covered in their bodily fluids, including “fat.” Since it is inflammable, Shishio uses his swords so fast that they catch fire.
His final battle against the main protagonist, where he uses this flaming sword to its limit, is a treat to watch.
15. Agni, the God of Fire (Fire Punch)
Agni is the main character of the Fire Punch manga series. While the manga has yet to receive an anime adaptation, the character is popular among hardcore fans. This is why I’m adding him to the list.
In the real world, Agni is the name of the God of Fire in Hindu (Indian) mythology. The fact that the main character of Fire Punch has this name means that he is as powerful as the god of fire himself. He is also near immortal thanks to his regenerative abilities.
Agni’s story is kind of sad, as he lost his beloved sister, and he made it his goal to obtain revenge in her name.
14. Benimaru, the Flare Lord (That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime)
Benimaru belongs to the Oni race, and he is one of Rimuru’s trusted allies. He is one of the three strongest subjects of Rimuru and has been with him since the start.
Now, as for his prowess as a fire user in the anime, he is called “Flare Lord,” which should give you an idea of how excellent he is. Originally, he was a monster-looking guy, but after his evolution, he looked more like a human. Benimaru is only second to Rimuru when it comes to wielding fire magic.
13. Mereoleona Vermillion, the Strongest Female Fire User (Black Clover)
Mereoleona is the only female character on this list because fire is something usually reserved only for male characters in most anime. However, Mereoleona not only breaks this tradition; she also overpowers other men in Black Clover with fire magic.
She far outclasses any wizard, even without magic, thanks to her rigorous physical training. Her fire magic only adds to her overpowering strength.
Not to mention, her badass, tomboy attitude really suits her raw fighting style. All of this makes her one of the strongest female character in the anime that uses flame magic.
12. Alibaba, the Wonder Man (Magi)
In the magical world of Magi, magic is only blessed among a certain few. One of them is Alibaba, who is one of the main characters of the show. He starts off as a nobody and ends up becoming an important royal member. This is all thanks to his kind heart and brilliant swordplay techniques.
He is in possession of a Fire Dijnn that he obtained in a dungeon. It dwells inside a sword and gives him power when in need. What’s more, it also grants him immunity to all types of fire and heat. It is also capable of consuming any fire-based attacks and strengthening itself.
11. Shinra and Benimaru (Fire Force)
Benimaru and Shinra are two of the most powerful characters in the Fire Force series. Shinra is a young boy whose abilities are growing day by day thanks to Benimaru’s training. He is capable of moving faster than the speed of light because of his explosive fire-based ability.
Benimaru, on the other hand, is a badass character who is the strongest in the entire series. He has never known defeat, and he would go to any lengths to protect those he loves. He does not abide by laws and has his own ideals that make him admirable.
10. Endeavor, Todoroki, and Dabi (My Hero Academia)
I know some of you might think it is not fair to miss Bakugo on this list, but hear me out. His quirk is explosion-based, which is not necessarily a fire-based ability. Whereas Todoroki, Dabi, and Endeavor all have actual fire-based quirks that allow them to create and manipulate the blazing hot element.
Endeavor is one of the strongest pro heroes in MHA and is known for his fierce and fiery battles. His son, Todoroki, is a super hero in training who can manipulate both ice and fire.
Meanwhile, Dabi is a supervillain whose only goal in life is to make the above two suffer. His hatred for Endeavor makes him literally collapse the entire society. Without a doubt, these three are the strongest fire users from the My Hero Academia series.
9. Hiei, the Hell Fire User (Yu Yu Hakusho)
Hiei is one of the main characters from the classic Yu Yu Hakusho series and is pretty much the most badass man in the show. He is cold and always distances himself from others. You could say that he is the anti-hero character who has the power to destroy the world, but he chooses to stay on the good side.
However, he was not always this overpowered. He started weak and went through tough training and life-threatening duels in order to become stronger. His iconic move, Dragon of the Darkness Flame, along with dozens of other hellish flame-based attacks, make him the coolest character in the show.
8. Tsuna, the Coolest Fire User (Hitman Reborn)
Many of the new-gen anime fans might not know who Tsuna is, but the OGs probably remember the chills they felt when they watched this guy in the Hitman Reborn series. He is easily one of the most iconic fire users in anime, and his character design is simply a masterpiece.
At the start of the story, he was just another kid with a weak mind and body, but by the end of the series, we saw him grow into something more mature and stronger.
What makes him special is his ability to awaken his other, badass self, in which he can blast walls of fire that can destroy an entire island in seconds.
7. Escanor, the Master of the Sun (Seven Deadly Sins)
When it comes to badass anime fire users, Escanor is probably going to get the number one spot. This is because he is an absolutely confident, godlike character.
Despite being a human, he rivals the strength of insanely strong demons. Normally, Escanor looks weak and feeble. However, when the sun rises, he gains energy from it and becomes a giant, muscular man with a badass attitude.
6. Ace and Sabo, the Indomitable Fire Users (One Piece)
There’s no way this list would be complete without the two sworn brothers in the One Piece series who are the strongest fire users in the anime. At first, the Flame-Flame fruit’s power only belonged to Ace, who was making a name for himself with that power as a pirate.
However, later on in the series, Sabo inherits that ability and uses it along with his Ryusoken martial art style in order to make it even more powerful.
They are both big brothers of Luffy and love him dearly. It is arguable as to who wielded the power more efficiently. Just because they had the same ability doesn’t mean they used it with the same efficiency. In my opinion, Ace had better explosive power and a good grasp of his devil fruit, as he has had it for years.
Meanwhile, Sabo only inherited the powers recently, meaning he still has a long way to go in order to gain complete control over the devil fruit.
5. Rengoku, the Flame Hashira (Demon Slayer)
Here comes one of the most popular new-gen characters in anime. Rengoku is one of the most beloved hashira from the Demon Slayer series. He is one of the most skilled fighters in the show and practices flame breathing.
His breathing style enables him to infuse fire with his sword and blaze through the thick necks of any demon’s body. What makes him more endearing are his confident personality and kind heart.
4. Rin, the Son of Satan (Blue Exorcist)
What sets Rin apart from other fire-using anime characters is that he is a blue flame user. This is such a unique color ability that is both visually pleasing and devastating at the same time.
Rin combines this power with his sword techniques to unleash powerful strikes that make him even more OP. He is the son of the demon king Satan, because of which he is able to create and control these hellish flames.
3. Mustang, the Flame Alchemist (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)
Roy Mustang is a fan favorite character from the FMAB series that is currently ranked number one on MyAnimeList because of its epic storyline.
Normally, Mustang is a chill and friendly guy with a good heart. However, when his dear friend was murdered by an enemy, we got to see true wrath. He used his alchemy-based fire attack consecutively and burned the villain to ashes.
This iconic scene will always be in the hearts of fans of anime, and he will be remembered as one of the strongest flame users in anime.
2. Natsu, the Dragon Slayer (Fairy Tail)
Natsu is the iconic fire user in anime and the main character of the Fairy Tail series. His design is very unique, and he has dozens of attack techniques in his arsenal.
Our pink-haired MC is a cheerful and happy-go-lucky guy with a deep bond with his friends in the Gilda di Fairy Tail. What’s more interesting is that he was raised by the king of the fire dragons, Igneel. Igneel taught him the fire dragon slayer magic, which enables Natsu to eat fire to gain strength.
Through out the anime, we see Natsu burning through his obstacles with his brilliant, bright flames in order to save the world.
1. Itachi, the Shadow Hokage (Naruto)
Itachi from the Naruto series is one of the most popular characters in the series. This is because he starts out as a villain and has a misleading backstory when, in fact, he is the hero in the shadows.
While he is not entirely a fire user in this anime, he has more than enough powerful ninjutsu to create and manipulate fire.
From the versatile “Fire Release” technique to the ultimate “Amaterasu” technique, Itachi has a bunch of fire-based ninja attacks that he could dish out at any moment.
That’s it for this post. These are the top 20 most popular fire users in all of anime.