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Top 10 Strongest Baki Characters, Ranked!

The Great Raitai Tournament Saga finally ended after showing powerful fights, revealing a possible greater enemy, and setting up a Grand Finale for the next season.

Many characters showed their unstoppable power, and many proved to be more bark than bite. After this tournament, the power rankings have changed quite a bit, and it’s now time to make a new top 10 character list.

10. Dorian

Dorian is one of the five death row inmates. He is someone who wanted to learn what it was like to taste defeat. Aside from that, Dorian is also one of the few people in the world to achieve the rank of Kaioh in Chinese Kempo.

This makes him the first westerner ever to achieve that title. He is willing to fight in an underhanded manner, using razor-sharp tools. On top of that, he also has an extremely tough skin that increases his toughness.

Baki (2018) Kaioh Dorian VS Kaioh Retsu
Kaioh Dorian VS Kaioh Retsu

However, despite his strength, Dorian relies on his ability to attack a fighter’s mind. His hypnosis technique makes his opponents think that they are winning, which makes them open to his attacks.

All this plus his impressive stature and his willingness to fight earns him his spot on our top 10 strongest Baki Characters.

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9. Muhammad Alai Jr

Muhammad Alai Jr. is the son of Muhammad Alai Kempo, the man that people consider to be the greatest boxer. Muhammad Alai Jr. is said to have inherited all of his father’s abilities and has even improved upon them.

He’s faster, stronger, and more well rounded than his father. This is mainly because he fixed the flaws in his father’s technique Muhammad Alai Kempo, and made it his own.

Strongest characters in Baki
Muhammad Ali Jr | Source: Baki Wiki-Fandom

Alai Jr. was able to effortlessly defeat Kaioh, one of the top martial artists in the world, during the Great Raitai Tournament.

Alai Jr. is also said to have knocked down his father in sparring – the first person to do so, when he was only a teenager. These abilities earn him his number 9 spot on this list.

8. Hanayama

Kaoru Hanayama is known as the strongest Yakuza in Japan, and one of the strongest characters from the series.

He mostly relies on his raw physical power and grip. His grip is so firm that if he grabs an opponent’s arm, he can usually cause it to explode.

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Hanayama | Source: Baki Wiki-Fandom

He is also a street fighter, and it is known that he has trained in some unknown martial art styles. He is shown to be incredibly tough and possesses a very high tolerance for pain. He was able to take punches from the convict Spec who had previously caused significant damage to the Liberty Statue.

His extremely high durability and strength make him deserving of his position in this list.

7. Biscuit Oliva

Biscuit Oliva is shown to be powerful enough to make the United States Government cater to his every wish, even while he is imprisoned.

However, the main reason for this is that the US government uses him as a bounty hunter that goes around arresting criminals that standard law enforcement units can’t handle.

Strongest characters in Baki
Biscuit Oliva | Source: Baki Wiki-Fandom

We see Oliva’s true power when even a bullet shot at point-blank doesn’t affect him. His muscles are strong and dense enough to absorb the impact. The only time we saw Oliva being pushed was during the Great Raitai Tournament when it took him some time to figure out the Hand Pocket style of his opponent.

Despite all of his opponent’s martial arts training, he overcame it with his sheer power and even attempted to copy the hand pocket style. All of his feats prove that Oliver is strong enough to be named one of the strongest Baki characters.

6. Jack Hanma

Jack Hanma is not only Baki’s brother but also the son of the ogre, Yujiro Hanma.

Physically, Jack is the largest character in the series as after his bone lengthening surgery, he stands at 8 feet tall and weighs almost 450 pounds.

This already makes him dangerous, especially considering how using steroids he has added insane amounts of muscle to his initially lean and frail frame.

Strongest characters in Baki
Jack Hanma | Source: Baki Wiki-Fandom

Jack also has plenty of fighting experience thanks to battling in the underground pits. His fighting style is officially listed as Pit Fighting, but he has also dabbled in martial arts.

Jack could go toe to toe with Baki and might have won their match in the finals of the Maximum tournament if his steroids didn’t give out.

5. Doppo Orochi

Doppo Orochi is a 10th dan grandmaster of Karate Shinshinkai, husband of Natsue Orochi, and adoptive father of Katsumi Orochi. He is also the Sensei of Kiyosumi Katou and Atsushi Suedo.

He is known by many titles, such as the “God of War,” “Man-Eater Orochi” and “Tiger Slayer.” He is the former champion of the underground tournament hosted by Mitsunari Tokugawa.

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Doppo Orochi | Source: Baki Wiki-Fandom

Orochi is one of the few people who can go toe to toe in a fight with the legendary Yujiro Hanma, facing off against him and never backing down. Despite losing that, Fight Orochi proved how strong he was.

One of Orochi’s strong points other than strength is his willpower. Despite having his hand cut off, he was willing to fight to the end. His consciousness was so strong that he was able to fight against Dorian, while still under his hypnosis ability.

4. Kaioh Retsu

Kaioh Retsu was a significant character in the Baki the Grappler franchise. He was an accomplished fighter who attained the rank of Kaioh, strong enough to beat Mount Toba in less than a minute and Katsumi with only a punch.

His most famous feat was pounding a boulder into a perfectly round form. Retsu was also exceptional at using weapons.

Strongest characters in Baki
Kaioh Retsu | Source: Baki Wiki-Fandom

Ever since the first part of the franchise, Kaioh Retsu had been striving to become more powerful. He even went as far as practicing non-Chinese martial arts.

Later, he thrived as China’s second strongest, right after Kaioh Kaku, until his death. All of his feats before his death make him deserving of his rank.

3. Kaioh Kaku

Despite being 146, Kaioh Kaku manages to be one of the strongest characters in the Baki series. During his prime, Kaioh Kaku used to be a hulking monster, like other characters on this list. When he turned 90, he realized that the way to true power was through achieving martial arts logic.

Despite his advanced age, he is one of the few people to strike visible fear in the eyes of Yujiro Hanma. Kaioh Kaku’s use of Saori makes him rubberlike when hit and also allows him to produce enough force in his punch to create a massive crack in a concrete wall.

2. Baki Hanma

As the protagonist of the series, we’ve seen Baki go from an arrogant young boy who thought he was better than everyone, to a young man who just wants to be a little stronger than his father.

He has grown a lot, from being the tournament champion, to being able to take on two of the escaped death row inmates at the same time.

Baki vs. Muhammad Alai Jr.

Baki, like other people in the Japan/America team, easily handled his opponent during the Great Raitai Tournament and defeated and nearly killed Muhammad Ali Jr in under two minutes.

Baki’s journey has just begun, and he has already gained enough power to seal his spot as number 2. It may not be long enough before he takes over as the strongest character in the series.

1. Yujiro Hanma

Yujiro Hanma is the strongest character in the Baki series, with his strength being said to equal that of an entire army or more. When he was 16, along with his father, Yuichiro Hanma, was able to defeat the American military forces during the Vietnam War.

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Yujiro Hanma | Source: Yujiro Hanma

He is a genius fighter who is known to have mastered all forms of unarmed combat. His repertoire includes all of the popular fighting styles, as well as some more esoteric ones.

It is said that Yujiro’s hits are equivalent to that of the impact of a nuclear explosion. Another indication of his strength would be his durability. Yujiro is tough enough to take a full impact hit by anyone on Earth without even flinching.

He is shown to move at warp-like speeds, that is invisible to human eyes, almost as if teleporting. He can easily out-maneuver any character in the series in terms of pure speed.

Yujiro is continuously advancing his strength, becoming stronger with each person he defeats every day.

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