Psychic powers have always been a popular theme in anime, and over the years, we have seen a plethora of characters with incredible psychic abilities.
In this article, we will be counting down the top 10 most powerful psychic anime characters of all time.
From telepathy to telekinesis, these characters have harnessed their psychic abilities to achieve incredible feats and protect those they care about.
Whether they are fighting for justice or simply trying to survive, these characters have proven themselves to be some of the strongest and most formidable in the world of anime.
So without further ado, here is my list of the top 10 most powerful psychic anime characters of all time:
- Saiki K. (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.)
- Accelerator (A Certain Scientific Accelerator)
- Mewtwo (Pokemon)
- Mob (Mob Psycho 100)
- Tatsumaki (One Punch Man)
- Yuu Otosaka (Charlotte)
- Lucy (Elfen Lied)
- Yin (Darker Than Black)
- Lelouch (Code Geass)
- Shinso (My Hero Academia)
1/10 – Saiki K. (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.)
Saiki is anime’s most powerful psychic character of all time. He has some insane powers, including time travel, mind control, telekinesis, and a dozen other abilities.
It is also stated multiple times in the anime that just by removing his limiters, he would destroy the world. So one can only imagine what he is capable of when he is at 100%, without limiters.
While Saiki does not have any battle experience, he deserves a top spot on this list just because he has a wide range of powers.
2/10 – Accelerator (A Certain Scientific Accelerator)
While Accelerator does not possess multiple psychic abilities like others on this list, the one power he has that reverses vectors is more than enough to make him overpowered.
Because of this, he is completely immune to any kind of damage (except for attacks without force).
No matter how strong or powerful his opponent may be, he just reflects their attack on them, giving him an easy win.
Because Accelerator can use his redirection ability to prevent his neurons from being rewired and his brain chemistry from being altered without his consent, he is immune to the effects of telepathy. This makes him immune to mental attacks as well.
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3/10 – Mewtwo (Pokemon)
Mewtwo is a Psychic-type Pokémon and is one of the most powerful characters in the Pokémon universe. It is even capable of fighting toe-to-toe against planet bursting Pokemon like Deoxys.
Mewtwo is able to use its powerful psychic abilities to control the minds of other Pokémon and humans.
Overall, Mewtwo is too powerful as a psychic anime character not to include in this list.
This insanely overpowered Pokemon has appeared in various media, including the Pokémon anime series, manga, and video games.
4/10 – Mob (Mob Psycho 100)
When someone says “psychic anime character,” most weebs think of Mob from Mob Psycho 100.
Mob is probably the most popular character on this list. Normally, he is just a physically weak schoolboy who is timid and gullible.
However, when his emotions run wild, his psychic powers begin to unleash out of control. The more he is emotionally unstable, the stronger he gets.
In his 100% form, he was able to easily take down some of the strongest villains in the series.
But what’s more interesting is hims ??? form where he even begins to drain energy from his surroundings.
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5/10 – Tatsumaki (One Punch Man)
Tatsumaki is one of the highest ranked heroes in the One Punch Man universe.
She has the appearance of a child but is actually an adult. And as such, she has a ton of experience under her belt and can perform some insane stunts with her powers.
Because of her fearsome strength, she is nicknamed the Tornado of Terror. She is specifically known for her psychokinetic abilities.
Both her attack and defense abilities can cover an entire city, if not more. I could go on listing the feats she has achieved as a hero, but I think I’ve said enough to show you just how powerful she is.
6/10 – Yuu Otosaka (Charlotte)
Yuu started out as a normal boy whose ability was to take over a person’s body for a few minutes. However, by the end of the series, his true powers were unleashed, making him the strongest being in his world.
He had the power to steal powers from other psychics and make his opponent powerless. At the end of the anime, he had taken on almost all of the psychic powers of the people in his world.
Yuu is also able to activate multiple psychic abilities at the same time, which gives him an edge in any battle.
The only downside to his ability is that, the more he absorbs powers, the more he loses his mind.
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7/10 – Lucy (Elfen Lied)
Lucy, also known as Nyu or Kaede, is a psychic anime character from the show Elfen Lied.
She is a Diclonius, a species that is similar to humans but possesses several genetic differences. Because of this, she has gained the psychic ability to create invisible hands called “vectors” that can be used to manipulate objects or attack others.
Lucy’s vectors are incredibly powerful, and she is able to use them to cut through virtually anything with ease.
She is also able to extend the range of her vectors and use them to lift heavy objects or defend herself from attacks.
Overall, Lucy is a formidable opponent and one of the strongest psychic characters in anime.
8/10 – Yin (Darker Than Black)
Yin is one of the characters in Darker Than Black. She is an assassin and a spirit medium, who possesses unique abilities such as clairvoyance and life force absorption.
Yin’s power of clairvoyance allows her to see spiritual or psychic beings.
However, what makes her fearsome is her life absorption ability. With this, she can absorb any psychic attacks that utilize life force. She is also capable of draining people’s life energy to the point where they curl up and die.
Not to mention, the absorbed life force then becomes a part of her own power, making her almost invincible in fights.
9/10 – Lelouch (Code Geass)
Lelouch is the main protagonist of the famous shonen anime series, Code Geass. He has the power of “geass,” which allows him to control the minds of others.
He is the most manipulative psychic anime character of all time, as he can control people to a certain extent even without his powers.
However, ever since he acquired Geass, he has become even more shrewd and manipulative. After all, he can make people obey his commands with his newfound powers.
But he can only use it once on a person. Also, there is the limitation that he must be able to see his opponent’s eyes to activate this power.
Regardless of the limitations, if used smartly, his power can even help him rule over the world.
Also, as seen in the anime, his powers were even able to control “God” (the collective human unconsciousness).
10/10 – Shinso (My Hero Academia)
Shinso is a psychic anime character from the show “My Hero Academia”. He is a student at UA High School and a member of the hero course.
Shinso has the Quirk (superpower) called “Brainwashing,” which allows him to control the thoughts and actions of anyone he speaks to.
Shinso’s Quirk is activated when he speaks the word “brainwash” and makes eye contact with his target.
The victim will then be put into a trance-like state and will follow Shinso’s commands until the effect wears off or they are snapped out of it by someone else.
Shinso’s Quirk is limited in that it only works on people who are willing to listen to him; he cannot use it on those who are resistant to his influence or who are not paying attention to him.
That’s it for this article. These are the top 10 most powerful psychic anime characters, in my opinion.