Blue Exorcist doesn’t lack powerful characters, be it demons, humans, or even twisted creatures of monstrosity.
As a classic Shonen anime with memorable characters and equal proportions of humor and seriousness, Blue Exorcist has garnered a considerable fanbase that has allowed it to remain standing in front of giants such as My Hero Academia, etc.
Its supernatural element is what hooks the audience in, especially the different dark-fantasy-esque settings and fights. With demons that can stop time and exorcists who can rival them, let’s look at the top 10 strongest characters in Blue Exorcist.
A word of caution – There may be some spoilers for the anime watchers
As Satan’s son and Rin’s twin, how can Yukio be anything less than exceptional? He is the youngest exorcist, who also has a meister in being a doctor, dragoon, and tamer.
Trained to become an exorcist by Shiro Fujimoto, one of the most powerful exorcists in the world, Yukio’s already prodigious talent has further bloomed and taken him to new heights.
With newly acquired guns containing astonishing firing power and terrifying accuracy, Yukio can deal massive damage to his opponents.
Furthermore, due to his resistance to the highly destructive blue flames, Yukio was able to beat Rin several times.
Unlike his twin, who lived a relatively sheltered life, Yukio had to undergo arduous training from a young age. Unfortunately, he is bound to be surpassed by his brother, Rin, born with Satan’s powers.
As the son of Satan, Rin’s power is nothing to scoff at. With Satan’s blue Flames and the ability to take on a badass demon form, he ranks 9th on this list.
Rin’s pyrokinetic power allows him to create explosions that few characters dare to confront.
Other than the ability to burn things, he possesses incredible strength and speed, which continues to grow stronger with time. In addition, with the demon heart being activated, Rin has started to learn how to harness its powers.
When considering passive skills such as regeneration and durability, Rin is ultimately capable of both offense and defense.
With a sword that can cut through anything, unlimited potential, and possible immortality, Rin is sure to overtake most characters on this list in the future.
As an Upper First Class Exorcist and Aria who trained under Shiro Fujimoto, Shura Kirigakure is easily one of the strongest female characters in Blue Exorcist.
She obtained her Meister as a knight, and now works as an Inspector for the Vatican, while simultaneously acting as Rin’s mentor.
Shura is an excellent demon sword wielder and fights using Kirigakure Style and her Maken, Fang.
Furthermore, she is capable of suppressing demons, as well as calming them down. Shura has terrifying combat prowess, and her ability to enhance fire is potent and destructive enough to burn miasma.
Lewin Light is a knight and exorcist of the True Cross Order. As the traveling companion and right-hand man of Arthur A. Angel, he is ranked second in the entire order and has the capabilities to match it up.
Lewin is presumed to be extremely powerful, as he was a former candidate for Paladin, the strongest exorcist in the world.
His primary abilities in combat depend upon his use of familiars. He can summon mighty demons that’re associated with Azazel, the King of Spirits, such as Indra and Vayu. However, that’s not all.
He can also summon and contract an upper-level Air Demon, Furfur, which can generate highly destructive electricity.
As an exorcist and Aria, he can summon Sylphs and exorcise them with a single word. Furthermore, his mastery over chants is well known and might possibly be the best in Blue Exorcist.
Amaimon is often falsely considered to be weak due to the anime’s horrible decision to divert from the manga.
While in the anime, Rin defeated Amaimon, in the Manga, the former was horribly beaten down by the demon. If not for Mephisto stopping the battle, Rin might have been dead.
As a Demon King, Amaimon can cause massive destruction with his bare hands, seen when he casually caused an Earthquake in his human form.
When assuming his demonic form, a shockwave from his punch sent Rin flying for miles. While he ranks low in the hierarchy, his physical prowess ranks at the very top.
5Arthur A. Angel
Arthur Auguste Angel is the Paladin of the True Cross Order, aka the strongest exorcist in Blue Exorcist. As a Knight Meister who wields a demonic sword, Arthur is capable of destroying multiple enemies at once.
After cutting a lock of his hair with Caliburn, he can create a destructive wave of energy that can completely demolish the Impure Princess in a single hit.
Arthur’s speed and strength have surpassed most characters, as despite wielding Caliburn, a large and heavy blade, he still manages to outpace Rin. We still haven’t seen the limits of Arthur’s strength, but it rests at the peak of human abilities.
Shiro Fujimoto was the two-hundred fifty-first Paladin of the True Cross Order and the Okumura twins’ adoptive father.
While he died at the hands of Satan, his ability to stop him from appearing in the human world and gaining possession of his body proves his strength.
As Paladin, Shiro had a mastery over the five basic meisters Aria, Doctor, Dragoon, Knight, and Tamer. He was so powerful that he could easily exorcise the King of Decay, Astaroth, as well as subdue Kuro.
Fujimoto’s control over scriptures allowed him to exorcise a demon before it had fully manifested. He undoubtedly represents the true strength of an exorcist and is worthy of being Rin and Yukio’s adoptive father.
Mephisto Pheles is a unique character, as he’s both an exorcist as well as the second-ranked Demon King.
As the King of Time, Mephisto has control over time and space, making him too overpowered.
He once stated that improper use of his power would destroy Earth, and in one of the latest chapters, he summoned a literal black hole to freeze Lucifer for 20 seconds.
What makes this even more astonishing Mephisto did all this in his human form, which is significantly weaker than his true demon form.
Furthermore, Mephisto is the only demon who can maintain his original form by using his time powers to slow down his body’s degeneration.
His powers have not yet been fully explored, and yet he is already known to have mastery over transformation, time-space manipulation, summoning, flaming pentagram, and telekinesis.
Lucifer is the highest-ranking Demon King, as well as the Commander-in-Chief of the Illuminati.
Lucifer is unbelievably powerful, as he once admitted that he was capable of destroying Earth in his weakened state.
Even the all-powerful Demon King Mephisto claimed that he would lose horribly when fighting Lucifer, despite having the op power of manipulating time.
Lucifer’s familiars, Phantasma, are capable of warping one’s perception of reality by bending light itself. The Demon King himself can travel faster than the speed of light and surpass the limits of space and time.
Satan is the strongest character in Blue Exorcist as he is the king of Demons who rules over the world of Gehenna. He is so powerful that the only reason he cannot conquer the world of Assiah is that he cannot find a body capable of sustaining him.
It was for this reason that he sent his son, Rin, to act as his host; unfortunately, things didn’t turn out the way he wanted.
Nevertheless, as the God of Gehenna, Satan is the strongest demon in existence. He can easily summon the complete form of the Gehenna Gate and is the only demon capable of doing so.
Like Rin, Satan can use highly destructive Blue Flames, as well as infernal wind that can create hurricanes.
Just a simple glare of his is enough to cause simultaneous combustion, let alone actually making a move. If even the Demon Kings can destroy Earth, it is truly fearsome to imagine how powerful Satan is.