Top 10 Strongest Fire Force Characters, Ranked!

Fire force is back and better than ever. The show balances its more serious, and action-filled parts with absolute humor and absurdity. After fighting the multiple core infernals, the series is set to follow a more serious route.

In the upcoming episodes, we will see the characters fighting and evolving their powers. But who will become the strongest? Will the list of the strongest characters change?

10. Kurono Yuichiro

Kurono Yuichiro is a Third Generation and a fighter of the Skills Development Laboratory at Haijima Industries. He is often referred to as a Shinigami because of his dressing style and behavioral tendencies.

Despite being a confident and powerful individual, he’s solely fixated on the weakness of others.

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Kurono Yuichiro | Source: Fire Force Wiki-Fandom

Even though he is extremely capable, Kurono has no interest in lengthy battles against skilled opponents and instead chooses to focus on the weaker foes.

He claims that his ideal world would protect the strong and crush the weak.

According to Victor Licht, Kurono is known as “The Maddest”.

Techniques & Abilities

Kurono is very skilled in hand-to-hand combatant. He is also quite capable of quick movements and powerful strikes based around his charred right arm.

His overall power is stated to be equal to Benimaru. Despite his appearance, Kurono is more than strong enough to lift a fully-grown person with one hand.

Ignition Ability

Using his Ignition Ability, Kurono can emit Black Smoke, which can reach temperatures of up to 130°C. He can detect any movement within the plume of smoke and easily hide within it.

He can also use the smoke to propel himself through the air and control its density to the point where he can mount it.

Kurono can also force the smoke into people’s bodies resulting in their death by burning internally. Furthermore, he can also solidify the smoke to manifest weapons such as swords, knives, etc. By using both of his hands, he’s able to coat his weapons in flames.

However, Kurono’s most notable feat is that he doesn’t show any signs of pain or exhaustion from his overheated arm despite using his Ignition Ability constantly.

9. “The Third Pillar” Sho Kusakabe

Sho Kusakabe is a Fourth Generation pyrokinetic, and the Commander of the Knights of the Ashen Flame.

He is the younger brother of Shinra Kusakabe, who was abducted by the White-Clad after he awoke Adolla Burst as a baby. Due to this, he became the Third Pillar.

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Sho Kusakabe | Source: YouTube

Contrary to his appearance, Sho is cold, emotionally distant, and utterly indifferent to his family relationships. As he has spent most of his life under the Evangelist, Sho thinks of her as his only parent and claims to have no memory of his mother.

Furthermore, he seems to possess no ambitions of his own and chooses to follow the Preacher’s orders no matter what.

Techniques & Abilities

Sho is a remarkably quick Third Generation pyrokinetic and skilled swordsman. He can manifest feathers with his ability and battle Joker evenly with his katana.

Adolla Burst

Like Shinra, Sho has the rare Ignition Ability Adolla Burst, and the Adolla Link. Due to the Evangelist’s Grace, he can use the Fourth Generation ability called Severed Universe, capable of slowing the flow of time.

Severed Universe gives the illusion of extreme speed​​​​​ . Using it in conjunction with his katana, Sho is capable of defeating Shinra, Arthur Boyle, and Hibana with a single strike each.

The Severed Universe ability requires freezing the surrounding area to such a low temperature that it reduces the heat that causes the Universe’s natural expansion.

Sho Kusakabe uses Severed Universe

This results in time passing more slowly for everything, the sole exception being Sho himself, who remains at normal speed.

The major flaw of this technique is it exposes his body to extreme cold and results in him beginning to freeze almost immediately. This is why Sho avoids using it for extended periods.

Another weakness is that time doesn’t actually freeze, it just slows down significantly; so if someone is fast enough, it doesn’t matter if time is moving more slowly.

The ability is also based on Sho having the Grace of the Evangelist. Once he loses the Evangelist’s blessing, he will be unable to use it.

8. Shinra Kusakabe (without Adolla)

Shinra Kusakabe is a Third Generation and, by extension of the Grace, a Fourth Generation pyrokinetic. He is a Fire Soldier under the Special Fire Force Company 8, and the main character of the series.

He also possesses the Adolla Burst, which makes him The Fourth Pillar.

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Shinra Kusakabe | Source: Fire Force Wiki-Fandom

Shinra suffers from nervous laughter, a condition where he naturally grins or shows his teeth when nervous, stressed, angered, or uncomfortable. He developed this condition after witnessing his family die.

After his mother and younger brother’s death, Shinra joined the Special Fire Force to become a hero by saving the people from Spontaneous Human Combustion. He also aims to uncover the truth behind his family’s death twelve years ago.

Techniques & Abilities

Even though he is new to the fire force, Shinra has posed a challenge to experienced members of the force and even defeated a Captain. Being a Fire Soldier, Shinra is experienced in rescuing people.

Shinra possesses exceptional eyesight, having been able to spot things that other members haven’t been able to see at long distances.

While relying mostly on his Ignition Ability in combat, Shinra has exhibited skill in ordinary fighting, being able to pin an opponent to the ground and break their guard with a kick. He is also quite capable of defending himself from other groundbreaking attacks.

Ignition Ability

When he was just a child, Shinra awakened the ability of a Third Generation and gained the power to ignite, manipulate, and control flames from his feet. While doing so, he leaves ashes on the floor in the shape of feet, known as the “Devil’s Footprints”.

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Shinra Kusakabe aka Devil’s Footprints | Source: Fire Force Wiki – Fandom

Using this ability, together with his fighting style, Shinra has enough force to sever a limb or destroy an Infernal’s core. With his ignited feet, he can change his kicks’ trajectory in mid-air, allowing him to rush in with a multitude of kicks.

Shinra is noted to have excellent proficiency in his mobility while fighting. His Ignition Ability allows him to fly or glide across the floor rapidly and jump continuously from platforms to outmaneuver an opponent before they can react.

As a Third Generation, he has shown to have resistance against external flames. During his fight with Burns in Fuchu Prison, Shinra’s footprints evolved further with bladed talons at the edges of his feet.

Hand Signs

Shinra was taught by Captain Benimaru how to use hand signs to redirect and concentrate his body’s energy.

This allows him to manipulate characteristics of the flames he produces from his Ignition Ability. The two hand signs he frequently uses are Tora Hishigi and Corna.

Adolla Burst

Having the Adolla Burst, Shinra can be temporarily empowered with the Grace of the Evangelist through forcing an Adolla Link to a person who originates from Adolla, or someone graced.

Under Grace, Shinra can enter a state of light speed, causing his body to split into subatomic particles in the process.

The particles then surpass the speed of light, allowing them to go a few seconds back in time to the point before Shinra’s body broke apart. As a result, Shinra’s body is re-materialized.

Shinra Kusakabe vs Rekka Hoshimiya

Doing so enables him to circumvent the laws of physics and allow him to travel at relativistic speeds without ending up dead. Under such a state, Shinra could accumulate enough strength to defeat the Demon Infernal within moments.

The connection with his Adolla Burst is strengthened according to the intensity of his desire.

If we count his Adolla Burst empowered by the Grace, Shinra can easily rank in the top 5 of this list. However, it is very unlikely that he will continue using this power given by the Evangelist.

7. “Anti-Hero” Joker

Joker is a Third Generation pyrokinetic and a self-proclaimed anti-hero that serves as the Fourth Pillar’s guardian. After being abandoned as a child, he was raised by the assassin group Holy Sol’s Shadow, under the moniker of Five-Two.

After experiencing an Adolla Link and losing his left eye, Joker gained an intense desire to discover the world’s truth.

Everything considered, Joker is a sadistic individual who enjoys hurting people and playing with their emotions. He’s also willing to offer information to his opponents in exchange for entertainment.

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Despite those habits, he will treat personal battles with the utmost seriousness.

Joker is quite charismatic and knows how to sway people to join his cause. This is seen when he convinces Viktor to join forces with him.

He also has high expectations for Shinra and wants him to become a “Devil” in order to uncover the truth of his past that is hidden by the Special Fire Force.

Techniques & Abilities

Joker is a remarkably skilled hand-to-hand fighter, able to effortlessly dodge Shinra’s fiery kicks. In his youth, he displayed skill with a knife, being able to overpower larger opponents quickly.

These combat skills are enhanced by his high physical strength, as shown when he can knock a trained combatant to the ground with a single punch.

Joker is very fast, capable of catching up to an ability-accelerated Shinra, clash with Leonard Burns, and trading blows with Sho Kusakabe, before escaping easily.

On many occasions, Joker has been proven to be very crafty to get the things he wants out of the incidents and fights he causes.

Ignition Ability

Joker is a Third Generation pyrokinetic, which grants him the ability to create and manipulate flames.

By igniting his cigarette with his flame, he can produce various shapes in the form of letters, or card-shaped projectiles that can cut anything in its path and explode with great force.

The cards Joker uses allow him to parry sword swings, block attacks, and quickly cut through human bodies. While he tells people he can only create fifty-two cards before overheating; Joker can easily go beyond this limit.

6. The Second Pillar” Haumea

Haumea is a major antagonist in the series. She is a Third Generation pyrokinetic and a member of the White-Clad. She also possesses the Adolla Burst and is known as the Second Pillar.

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Haumea | Source: Fire Force Wiki-Fandom

While initially quiet and nonchalant, Haumea soon reveals herself to be enthusiastic and passionate about her schemes. Even though Sho is her equal, she is not afraid to treat him like a child and uses her abilities to get what she wants.

Her upbeat attitude is accompanied by cruelty and sadism and the only time she shows genuine distress is while summoning a Demon. This process leaves her extremely shaken.

Techniques & Abilities

Haumea has adapted to the Spontaneous Human Combustion and awakened her Ignition Ability as a Third Generation.

Ignition Ability

She utilizes her Ignition Ability as an Electric Shock User. She can use these shocks to destroy electrical systems and use signals to manipulate people’s nerves and control them.

Haumea can also use these electrical signals to communicate with people from a distance. This makes her a valuable asset in missions where she is separated from her team.

The downside of her abilities is that they are useless against plasma. Arthur is her natural enemy and the only one who can stop her from using her abilities.

Adolla Burst

As she is the Second Pillar, Haumea also possesses Adolla Burst.

She has demonstrated the ability to observe events normal humans cannot, including a battle happening at superhuman speeds and events occurring within Adolla hallucinations. She also seems to be able to control Demon Infernals to a degree.

Both of these abilities appear to require a significant amount of concentration. Haumea can also undergo a ritual that summons a Doppelganger Demon, though this summoning places her under enormous strain and is extremely painful.

5. “The Strongest Butcher” Dragon

Dragon is a member of the White-Clad’s subdivision, Butchers, which specializes in assassinations.

Dragon is very confident in his abilities and claims that all who stand in his way will fall.

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Dragon | Source: Fire Force Wiki-Fandom

This confidence leads him to see himself as inhuman, merely identifying himself as ‘Dragon’ and even advising his enemies on fighting against him or complementing their abilities during battle.

Techniques & Abilities

In addition to his extraordinary physical strength, Dragon can survive attacks from a plasma blade without flinching.

Even when bombarded with strikes, Dragon remains unhurt while his opponent slowly gains new injuries. All these are the result of an ability he calls “Draconic Pressure”.

He can also use “Dragon Scale”, an ability that lets him strengthen specific parts of his body. When using this ability, the affected body parts become more durable and resemble Infernal bodies.

When Dragon uses this ability on his entire body, he resembles a Demon Infernal with wings.

Even Benimaru, the strongest Fire Force Soldier, called him a monster.

4. “The Guardian” Charon

Charon is a member of the White-Clad and serves as the Second Pillar’s guardian.

Charon is a devoted and serious member of the White-Clad with strong loyalty towards the Evangelist. During battles, Charon displays both confidence and cunning behavior.

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Charon | Source: Fire Force Wiki-Fandom

He uses his abilities to trick them into believing that he is a Third Generation.

Charon takes his role as Haumea’s Guardian very seriously. Others note that they act like a father and daughter.

Techniques & Abilities

Charon is an expert in hand-to-hand combat and is capable of strong and quick strikes.

Charon has a Second Generation ability that helps him absorb and accumulate kinetic energy into his body. He is then able to transform this power into thermal energy that he can use to attack. This allows him to both create massive explosions and withstand strong attacks.

By transferring the energy to different parts of his body, Charon can cause various types of explosions. However, he is unable to release and absorb energy at the same time.

3. “The Lion” Leonard Burns

Leonard Burns is a Third Generation pyrokinetic, and the Captain of Special Fire Force Company 1.

He is respected by his team-mates and values his recruits, rushing in to save them from jeopardy, and personally thanks those who help them.

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Leonard Burns | Source: Fire Force Wiki-Fandom

When it comes to fighting, Leonard overwhelms his opponents with ruthless might, even when they are dramatically weaker than he is.

Techniques & Abilities

Leonard, a veteran in the fire force, is known as Fire Incarnate. He is an extremely powerful hand-to-hand fighter and uses it as his primary fighting style.

Ignition Ability

Leonard’s pyrokinetic Ignition Ability is called Voltage Nova.

Using it, he can burn the flames inside his body like a furnace to increase his physical abilities.

Leonard Burns vs shinra Kusakabe

Doing so, he was able to push away the plasma on Arthur Boyle’s Excalibur back at him and redirect the flames of Shinra’s kicks by intercepting the kicks with his palms.

In addition, his sturdy body allows him to land from extraordinary heights without repercussions, withstand severe attacks without recoiling, and continue fighting despite being in intense pain.

2. “The King of Destruction of Asakusa” Shinmon Benimaru

Shinmon Benimaru is called the strongest Fire Soldier and captain, and for good reason. He is the captain of Company 7. Benimaru is a hybrid of a second and third generation pyrokinetic which allows him to produce flames but also control flames from an external source.

Benimaru is short-tempered, and would rather work alone or solely with his brigade.

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Shinmon Benimaru | Source: Piterest

Although he is an honest man, sometimes he is honest to a fault. Despite destroying buildings and houses in Asakusa when facing an Infernal, he is seen as a benevolent hero.

Techniques & Abilities

Benimaru is regarded as the strongest Fire Officer in the Special Fire Force. He is known as “Asakusa’s King of Destruction” because of the devastating power that he is capable of unleashing.

He is also an extremely skilled hand-to-hand combatant, as shown when he easily outmaneuvered Maki Oze and was quickly able to overpower the combined might of Maki Oze, Shinra Kusakabe, Tamaki Kotatsu, Arthur Boyle, and Takehisa Hinawa.

Ignition Ability

Benimaru possesses the rare trait of being a Second and Third Generation, which ultimately allows him to ignite his flames willingly, and also control flames from an external source. 

The sheer power and size of his flames are tremendous, as well as his extremely precise and fluid control of said flames.

Shinmon Benimaru vs Demon

He can control the direction and speed of bullets in the same fashion as Takehisa. He is capable of unleashing an immensely powerful blast that resembles a crimson-colored moon, strong enough to kill a Demon Infernal.

Benimaru is a practitioner of the iaido martial arts. Instead of using a sword, he creates a sharp blade of flames with his hand, a technique branching from his unique Iai Hand-Sword: First Form fighting style.

1. The Evangelist

The Evangelist, also known as the Preacher, is the strongest character in the Fire Force series known so far. She is the leader of the White-Clad Organization and has enough power to make her subjects achieve feats like Severed Universe and speed greater than light.

The Evangelist has two horns at the top of her head, which gives her a devil-like appearance. There is a symbol of the Sun God around her neck and a sun-like structure that appears to float behind it.

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The Evangelist

It is confirmed that the Evangelist is a female.

For over 12 years, Evangelist was responsible for kidnapping children and testing them to see whether they acquired the Adolla Burst.

While her actual goal is not revealed, it is believed that she wants to recreate the great tragedy.

Techniques & Abilities

The Evangelist is capable of inhuman feats, such as passing through the Tear in Space, causing countrywide earthquakes, and blinding people who look at her.

Those who also possess the Adolla Link are capable of forging a connection with the Evangelist. When doing so, they receive her Grace and gain access to strange abilities referred to as the Fourth Generation.

If another user of the Adolla Link manages to forge a link with somebody under Grace, they also gain a Fourth Generation ability. However, The Evangelist seems to be able to rescind this Grace as she sees fit.


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