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Top 10 Strongest Characters in Inuyasha – Ranked!

Inuyasha followed the adventures of high school student Kagome Higurashi and the half-demon Inuyasha as they searched for shards of the Shikon Jewel.

With the last installation, i.e., Inuyasha: The Final Act, the series secured its place as one of the most beloved cult classics in the Shonen genre.

The anime is based on a popular manga Inuyasha, written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi, which gained popularity because of its stunning battles, unique setting, and quirky characters.

With around 200 episodes, Inuyasha is a host to a large number of them, each with their own unique personalities and power.

With an incredible cast filled with heroes, anti-heroes, and terrifying villains, debating the strongest character is the norm.

With the announcement of a new sequel, this is the perfect time to revel in our nostalgia by revisiting the top 10 strongest characters in Inuyasha!

10. Miroku

Miroku was a monk who traveled with Inuyasha and others. Due to Naraku cursing his grandfather, the Kazaana or “the wind tunnel” was passed down to him too.

Top 10 strongest characters in Inuyasha - Ranked!
Miroku | Source: Fandom

In order to not be consumed by the tunnel himself, Miroku had to frequently make use of the power, risking his life in the process.

Despite knowing that he would be poisoned for sucking in Naraku’s miasma, he continued to do so by fighting against him.

He was one of the strongest humans in the series and, in fact, could have potentially sucked Sesshomaru into the tunnel way back in episode 18 of the series, had it not been for the latter’s quick thinking. Due to this, he is ranked 10th on this list.

9. Koga

Next on our list is the stubborn young leader of the eastern yokai-wolf tribe.

When he first met Inuyasha as an opponent in battle, Koga went toe to toe with him and almost ended up the unofficial winner due to the Shikon shards in his possession.

Top 10 strongest characters in Inuyasha - Ranked!
Koga | Source: Fandom

These shards allowed him to travel at the speed of the wind, which he used to his advantage during fights.

Despite reluctantly becoming Inuyasha’s ally, Koga served his purpose as a strong rival to the former both in power, as well as romance, mainly due to his persistent courtship of Kagome.

His tornado-causing speed, when coupled with his animalistic battle style, makes Koga a very powerful character.

8. Magatsuhi

Magatsuhi was the evil inside the Shikon no Tama, born from the Demon of the Shikon no Tama’s spirit.

He manifested his physical form with Naraku’s help so that he could help the latter complete the Shikon Jewel.

Magatsuhi was so powerful that his power even exceeded Naraku’s before he had the Shikon Jewel.

Top 10 strongest characters in Inuyasha - Ranked!
Magatsuhi | Source: Fandom

The darkness of his demonic powers was so vast that a simple stare knocked out Kagome and simultaneously sealed away her spiritual powers.

Furthermore, his miasma was one of the strongest in the entire series, as it was enough to seriously injure Sesshomaru, who had immunity to poison.

All in all, Magatsuhi was a terrifying evil who was only stopped when the latter wielded his powerful Tenseiga.

7. Kikyo

Kikyo was the most powerful high-ranking priestess of her generation and was feared by many.

After being deceived and killed by Naraku, she was later resurrected by Urasue, to become one of Naraku’s strongest nemesis.

Kikyo fought and nearly defeated Naraku as simply an animated corpse that possessed only a fraction of her soul.

Top 10 strongest characters in Inuyasha - Ranked!
Kikyo | Source: Fandom

Since Kagome is her reincarnation, Kikyo’s powers were either equal or greater than hers.

What made Kikyo so fearsome was the fact that Naraku desperately tried to kill her multiple times, even before he went after Kagome or Inuyasha.

6. Kagome

As the modern-day reincarnation of Kikyo, Kagome had a tremendous amount of latent power.

She was the main female protagonist of the series, who was unknowingly born with the legendary Shikon no Tama inside her body.

Top 10 strongest characters in Inuyasha - Ranked!
Kagome Higurashi | Source: Fandom

While she was strong in her own right and could frequently be seen in battles teaming up with Inuyasha, she was by no means powerful enough to face other characters on this list.

However, towards the end of the series, we found out that Kagome’s powers had been sealed, and after gaining control over them, she nearly wiped out Naraku early on.

Her shooting and healing abilities, as well as raw spiritual power, makes her one of the strongest priestesses in the series.

5. Midoriko

Next on our list is Midoriko, the creator of the Shikon no Tama, and the most powerful priestess shown in the entire series.

She possessed extremely high levels of spiritual power, strength, and energy, and represented purity in the Shikon no Tama.

Top 10 strongest characters in Inuyasha - Ranked!
Midoriko | Source: Fandom

Due to this, even someone as powerful as Kikyo had to obtain her spirit in order to destroy Naraku.

Midoriko’s most fearsome and powerful ability was to exorcise Shikon.

She contained the four spirits at their maximum and balanced, which gave her the ability to drive the soul out of anything and purify it.

This ability allowed her to defeat the Demon of the Shikon no Tama and create the jewel.

4. Toga

Toga was a powerful dog demon who served as the Ruler of the Western Lands and was feared throughout feudal Japan as being the strongest of his kind.

He fathered two sons, Sesshomaru, and Inuyasha, the main protagonist of our series.

Top 10 strongest characters in Inuyasha - Ranked!
Toga | Source: Fandom

He was initially stronger than his sons and was stated to be one of the most powerful yokai. Toga had defeated extremely powerful Daiyokai, such as Shishinki, the Panther King, as well as Hyoga.

Toga was also a master swordsman with command over the three swords of Supreme conquest: So’unga, Tessaiga, and Tenseiga. While he lost against Ryukotsusei, his legend and legacy are still carried out by his sons.

3. Naraku

Naraku is the main driving force behind Inuyasha anime and has been the constant motivation factor for the series’ characters.

As his name suggests, he literally had power over the underworld.

Top 10 strongest characters in Inuyasha - Ranked!
Naraku | Source: Fandom

While he was extremely strong, what made him truly great was his ability to always remain one step ahead of the rest.

Unlike other villains who use brute strength to destroy their enemies, Naraku reveled in playing with their emotions and weaknesses as a human.

He was directly responsible for Kikyo’s death, the seal on Inuyasha, as well as nearly all the other character’s misery.

After he gained all Shikon Jewel shards and made the Shikon no Tama whole again, it took the combination of Sesshomaru and Inuyasha to finally defeat him, and even then, it was Kagome who dealt the final blow.

Naraku appears in Inuyasha

While Naraku served as a pawn and was manipulated by the Demon of Shikon no Tama, his power made him one of the strongest and best villains in the series.

2. Inuyasha

Next on our list is Inuyasha, the protagonist of his series. We have seen his growth throughout his journey, and though his actions were impulsive and sometimes beyond reason, his strength has grown tremendously.

As the son of a powerful Dog Demon, Inuyasha naturally possessed an enormous amount of demonic power.

Top 10 strongest characters in Inuyasha - Ranked!
Inuyasha | Source: Fandom

His senses, such as hearing, sight, and smell, were all enhanced, and he had the ability to heal incredibly fast.

However, being born a hanyo, his powers fell short when compared to his half-brother, Sesshomaru.

Despite struggling through the majority of the series due to this, Inuyasha never stopped training.

As a result, his power allowed him to wield and unleash Bakuryuha, Kongosoha, and Meido Zangetsuha with his father’s Tessaiga.

Inuyasha vs Sesshomaru (3rd Movie)
Inuyasha vs. Sesshomaru

He even went on to surpass the latter by defeating the powerful daiyokai, Ryukotsusei, who not even toga could defeat.

By the end, he beat everyone in the story and is still getting stronger. However, he is still placed second on this list due to his brother’s overwhelming strength.

1. Sesshomaru

Sesshomaru, son of Inuyaisho and half-brother of Inuyasha, is the strongest character and demon in the Inuyasha series. He was feared by Naraku himself and was one of the few demons who didn’t covet for the power of Shikon Jewel.

While Inuyasha was strong in his own right, Sesshomaru was a pure-blooded demon, and therefore leaps and bounds more powerful than the former.

Top 10 Strongest Demons in Inuyasha - Ranked!
Sesshomaru | Source: Fandom

The only thing that constantly held Sesshomaru back from reaching his true potential was his obsession with his father’s power and the Tetsusaiga.

Once he let go of his obsession, he was able to regrow his arm and manifest a sword with his own power, the Bakusaiga.

This sword was extremely powerful and was much more destructive than Tetsuaiga. That’s why, Sesshomaru is easily the most powerful demon and character throughout the entire series and deserves his position at the number one position.

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2 replies on “Top 10 Strongest Characters in Inuyasha – Ranked!”

I think Naraku doesn’t surpass the inu family in power, bc he’s only become really strong bc of shikon jewel. And it seems like your judgement of Kikyo’s power is only based on when she’s resurrected where most of her pure souls were already been reincarnated to a living body that’s Kagome. That’s y i think she cud be more powerful when she’s truly alive. It’s sad that we cudnt see it.

Naraku truly doesn’t surpass the inu family in power, but without a doubt, he became powerful in the end, even if it was through the Shikon Jewel. True, however, by the end, she was surpassed by Kagome. Completely agreed; Kikyo already showed great strength after resurrection; it’s a pity we couldn’t see more of her when she was alive.

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