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Top 15 Strongest Ice Users In Anime, Ranked!

If we’re talking about cool anime powers, it doesn’t get any ‘cooler’ than ice powers.

I don’t know about you but, as much as I love winter and the holidays, I can’t stand the cold. I can’t imagine what freezing temperatures would be like, so I suppose I take ice users quite seriously.

Admittedly, ice powers aren’t as flashy as fire or lightning, but they can be truly captivating– and deceivingly deadly. If you thought sparkling snowflakes is all there is to ice powers, you are in for one hell of a ride.

I think it’s high time we discuss some badass characters with ice powers. Here are some of the strongest ice users in anime:

1. Mizore Shirayuki (Rosario + Vampire)

Remember the stalker kid from this series? Yes, it’s Mizore. She is a yokai called Yuki-Onna (Ice woman). Mizore has most of the abilities that generally a Yuki- Onna has.

Top 15 Strongest Ice Users in Anime, Ranked!
Mizore Shirayuki (Rosario + Vampire) | Source: Fandom

She has complete control over ice and can create ice daggers, ice claws, clones, and all sorts of other things you can imagine. She uses most of her powers to keep her hobby in check— stalking the protagonist.

14. Horokeu Usui (Shaman King)

Horokeu Usui or more famously known as Horohoro is a part of the Ainu Tribe and the son of Usui Lucan in the Shaman King series. Along with his guardian ghost Kororo, Horokeu can freeze the moisture in the atmosphere to attack his opponents.

Top 15 Strongest Ice Users in Anime, Ranked!
Horokeu Usui (Shaman King) | Source: Fandom

Earlier his oversoul would channelize into a snowboard, but now he can also use it as a shield. Horokeu abilities can freeze and shatter anything that touches his right gauntlet.

13. Yukihina (Code Breaker)

Yukihina is an antagonist in the Code Breaker series with minor sadistic tendencies; nothing new for an icy villain. He can create snow and ice from water vapor that he often uses offensively and defensively. Yukihina’s ice is very peculiar as not even fire can melt it.

Top 15 Strongest Ice Users in Anime, Ranked!
Yukihina (Code Breaker) | Source: Fandom

Defeating him is an arduous task as he can change his body into ice, shatter it and reform it; he uses this ability to transport anywhere he wishes.  Yukihina can also use ice to reconnect severed body parts; basically, he just regenerates from ice.

12. Lyon Vastia (Fairy Tail)

Fairy tail lovers might remember him as GrayFullbuster’s self-proclaimed rival with a superiority complex. Although he is powerful, but Lyon can be really stupid at times. I’m sure when Hiro Mashima asked him how much confidence you need, Lyon just replied yes.

Lyon is very competitive, and since both Gray and Lyon studied under the same master, Ur his Ice Magic is one of a kind.

Top 15 Strongest Ice Users in Anime, Ranked!
Lyon Vastia (Fairy Tail) | Source: Fandom

Furthermore, Lyon can mold his ice magic into a variety of living beings; you name any animal, he can mold it into several hundreds of copies, and each of his familiar animals has its own special abilities.

Lyon’s comfort and familiarity with ice magic even grant him the ability to make a clone of himself, which is pretty interesting.

11. Issac McDougal (FMT Brotherhood)

Issac held grudges against his government that drove him to be the antagonist of the series. Fortunately or unfortunately, he is dead now; he died at the hands of Fuhrer, the person Issac wanted to assassinate.

King Bradley VS The Ice Alchemist (Isaac)
King Bradley VS The Ice Alchemist (Isaac)

However, in his prime time, he was capable enough to fight on par with Ray Mustang, who is considered the strongest in FMT Brotherhood.

Issac is a water-based alchemist that can freeze any form of water, even blood. In the series, he’s seen to freeze his own blood and create weapons out of it.

10. Katara (Airbender)

Most of the otaku had a crush on Katara during their children (I still have a crush on her). She was pretty popular; even the normies knew of her existence. If you’ve not seen Avatar the Last Airbender, please watch it for the love of anime gods.

Top 15 Strongest Ice Users in Anime, Ranked!
Katara (Airbender) | Source: Fandom

Although Katara is a waterbender, she has learned an advanced waterbending technique that incorporates ice that can create freezing mist.

In the latter half of the series, Katara uses various forms of advanced techniques like ice creeper, ice disc, ice shield, ice spear that can function as offense and defense while instantly freezing her opponents.

9. Shouto Todoroki (My Hero Academia)

Shouto, our hot and cold boy, is one of the main characters in MHA. Shouto’s quirk is unique as he can wield two contradictory elements of fire and ice. But due to his hate for his fire quirk, he generally uses his ice quirk and has gained proficiency in it.

Midoriya VS Todoroki - FULL FIGHT 1080p [ENG SUB]
Midoriya VS Todoroki – FULL FIGHT

At the very start of the anime, Shouto froze half of the stadium during a match.  Although he sustains frostbites from his quirk, he still has the potential to become the No. 1 Hero in My Hero Academia.

8. Geten (My Hero Academia)

Geten is yet to appear in the My Hero Academia anime. Geten is surrounded by this mysterious aura that led many fans to speculate several hundreds of theories about him.

Top 15 Strongest Ice Users in Anime, Ranked!
Geten (My Hero Academia) | Source: Fandom

Unlike Shouto, Geten doesn’t create ice but rather manipulates ice in the surrounding area; he is pretty similar to an ice magnet. He then uses his attracted snow and molds it into different complex structures.

Geten has focused all his attention on ice manipulation (he didn’t go to school) and refined it into what it is today, making him a formidable enemy.

7. Haku (Naruto)

I honestly think Haku is a very tragic character; he was used as a tool despite his unwillingness to kill people. Still, as he was hungry for affection, Haku was manipulated and turned into an assassin.

Naruto and Sasuke VS Haku,Naruto Uses Nine Tails Chakra and Sasuke Uses Sharingan
Naruto and Sasuke VS Haku

Haku’s Demonic Mirroring Ice Crystals make him an exceptional assassin. It gives an optical illusion of being present in various other places simultaneously; it becomes a brilliant tactic for a sneak attack.

He uses an ice dome to defend himself from attacks and shapes his ice release into large spikes to attack. In addition, his ninjutsu is implied to affect his surrounding weather and create snowfall.

6. Rukia Kuchiki (Bleach)

It might not seem like it, but Rukia is one of the strongest characters in Bleach. Moreover, she is currently the captain of the 13th Division. Rukia is a Kido expert, and it often comes in handy when dealing with enemies.

Top 15 Strongest Ice Users in Anime, Ranked!
Rukia Kuchiki (Bleach) | Source: Fandom

Her Sode no Shirayuki can lower her body temperature to the point where she can freeze anything she touches. This ability puts her in a state of cryostasis that enables Rukia to freeze the floor below her feet, and she can also reduce the temperature to absolute zero.

5. Judar (Magi)

Judar is not the type of person you would want to be friends with; he is an unpredictable Magi with lunatic tendencies. Judar is one of the four Magi with Ice Magic.

Top 15 Strongest Ice Users in Anime, Ranked!
Judar (Magi) | Source: Fandom

His magic can direct ice shards to any place and, upon touching the area, freezes entirely. Judar also molds his magic into a sword, and his ice magic combined with wind magic can create massive tornadoes.

4. Gray Fullbuster (Fairy Tail)

You know stuff is about to go down when this man starts stripping. Nonetheless, Gray still strips even if he’s not fighting. Gray got this habit from Ur, his master; it was her way of toughening herself up in freezing climates and wielding ice magic.

Top 15 Strongest Ice Users in Anime, Ranked!
Gray Fullbuster (Fairy Tail) | Source: Fandom

As a result, Gray is currently the strongest ice mage in Fairy Tail. Like Lyon, Gray can mold his ice magic, but his strength relies more on creating inanimate objects.

Have you seen those ice-eating mukbang videos? That’s Gray. Ever since he learned devil slayer magic from his father, Gray can replenish his energy by eating ice that makes him strong enough to defeat Zeref’s demons.

3. Esdeath (Akame ga Kill)

Esdeath is a sadistic general who wouldn’t hesitate to scar her enemies literally and figuratively. And she is a firm believer of Charles Darwin’s theory which often comes out in a very twisted sense. But, as long as her mission is accomplished, she wouldn’t care if innocent lives are lost in the process.

Top 15 Strongest Ice Users in Anime, Ranked!
Esdeath (Akame ga Kill) | Source: Fandom

Esdeath can use her ability to freeze time and her Cryokinesis abilities to annihilate her enemies completely. She uses ice to summon an army of centaurs, create weapons and daggers in massive quantities.

The lady is just too strong; she froze an entire continent once. Can you believe it? An entire continent!

2. Toshiro Hitsugaya (Bleach)

Toshiro is the visual representation of the ice element because of his no-nonsense attitude. He is often described as a child prodigy capable of creating an immense amount of spiritual power.

Toshiro’s spiritual power channelizes into a Chinese dragon that can freeze everything in its way in a matter of a few seconds.

Top 15 Strongest Ice Users in Anime, Ranked!
Toshiro Hitsugaya (Bleach) | Source: Fandom

It is said that Toshiro has the strongest ice Zanpakuto in the world. And as the captain of the 10th Division in Gotei 13, he sure is crazy strong with his swordsmanship that can control ice as well as water.

1. Aokiji Kuzan (One Piece)

Aokiji is the strongest anime ice user. His Devil Fruit, the Hie Hie no Mi, allows him to create, manipulate and transform his body into ice and holds the most potential of all the Logia-types since he was even able to alter the climate of an island. He can also create ice swords and incapacitate opponents by freezing them.

Top 15 Strongest Ice Users in Anime, Ranked!
Kuzan | Source: Fandom

Most of the One Piece viewers knew this man was coming up in the top list of ice users.

And it’s completely understandable because of how unique Aokiji is; while others use the ice element, Aokiji can become ice itself. Now that’s what I would call an overpowered character.

Despite being an antagonist, his thought process is quite commendable, and his idea of justice is very different from most Marines.

Being the Marines indicates that he has overwhelming abilities; however, he’s often underestimated due to his laidback personality.

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