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Top 15 Strongest Characters in Overlord (Light Novel), Ranked!

Overlord has some seriously powerful characters including angels and demons, beasts and demi-humans, vampires and dragons.

With multiple players and non-playable characters, the RPG Yggdrasil that turns into the reality of the Overlord series, is based on Norse mythology. The light novel, which is the source material of the series, has backstories and lore that gives light to some crazy strong characters that exist in Yggdrasil.

In this list, I will be ranking the top 15 strongest characters in Overlord, including characters from the New World and the World Enemies. Let’s go!

15. Asura (Seals Removed)

Asura is the Raid Boss in the Yggdrasil dominion who governed the Tombstone Floor of the Great Tomb of Nazarick.  

He is the first Special Ability boss that Ainz Ooal Gown has to face and the last one of the bosses to be released from their seals. He basically becomes stronger with every layer of binding or seal removed.

He is able to summon the 4 Level 87 Primal Elementals and a Level 90 Primal Star Elemental to act as his minions. In the end, Ainz is able to defeat his power and resistance to claim Nazarick.

14. Ulbert

Ulbert Alain Odle is a member of the Ainz Ooal Gown guild and one of the 41 Supreme Beings as regarded by the NPCs of the Great Tomb of Nazarick. He is also the creator of the Non-Playable Character (NPC) Demiurge.

Top 15 Strongest Characters in Overlord (Light Novel), Ranked!
Ulbert | Source: Fandom

Ulbert, being a demon, is heralded as the most powerful magic caster of Ainz Ooal Gown. He earned the special title World Disaster, which is reserved for the class with the highest firepower.

His speciality is offense and with spells like Grand Catastrophe, Ulbert can even finish off all the 4 Primal Elementals and the Star Elemental summoned by Asura.

13. Touch Me

Touch Me is one of the original founders of Ainz Ooal Gown and one of the strongest warriors in Yggdrasil. He is from the heteromorphic insect race, and the creator of the NPC Sebas Tian.

Top 15 Strongest Characters in Overlord (Light Novel), Ranked!
Touch Me | Source: Fandom

He’s Ainz’s strongest man with the ability to use Special Class World Champion. Eventually, he even reaches the maximum level of World Champion and obtains a skill called World Break.

The author Maruyama noted Touch Me is a way stronger foe than someone with 100 job class levels.

Touch Me is a total touch-me-not what with his pure white armor, shied, and sword.

12. Ainz Ooal Gown

Ainz Ooal Gown aka Momonga, the protagonist of the series and guildmaster of Ainz Ooal Gown, is undoubtedly extremely powerful.

Top 15 Strongest Characters in Overlord (Light Novel), Ranked!
Ainz Ooal Gown | Source: IMDb

He became the Overlord of the Great Tomb of Nazarick after defeating the bosses, and is considered the strongest of the Almighty 41 Supreme Beings by the NPCs of Nazarick.

He is higher than Touch Me and Ulbert on the list because of his OP tactics like Pandora’s Actor, Demiurge, and Goblin Strategist.

He wields the Staff of Ainz Ooal Gown and the Red Orb, along with the Divine-class 10 Rings. In the New World, Ainz can summon high-tier undead without any duration and is even capable of summoning angels by casting and using a super-tier spell.

He has more special skills and unknown-tier spells than any other character we’ve seen.

11. 6 Great Gods

The 6 Great Gods are Legendary Figures in the New World, who appeared 600 years ago. They are currently worshipped by the Slane Theocracy as deities.

Though the faction has been dissolved it’s possible they might return. The 6 Gods include that of Death, Life, Earth, Wind, Water, and Fire.

These Gods owned the World Item, Downfall of Castle and Country, an item that can control the minds of people even with the most solid mental resistance.

The Black Scripture uses the Sealing Crystal and their other items are in the possession of other sects.

Even if one of the 6 Great Gods were to return, the balance of power in the New World will shift.

10. 8th Floor Hierarchy

The 8th Floor Hierarchy is a group of unnamed powerful beings residing on the 8th Floor of the Great Tomb of Nazarick. They are led by Victim.

They can take on 1200 players at once, making them the strongest beings in Nazarick. Ainz views them as his trump card, unable to be defeated by invaders.

There are also individuals on the 8th floor that can fight toe-to-toe with Rubedo, Nazarick’s strongest NPC. Maruyama states that Ainz is weaker than any of the 8th floor entities.

9. 8 Greed Kings

The 8 Greed Kings are Legendary Figures in the New World, who appeared 500 years ago. They were an independent faction who took over the world in the past, but disbanded because of internal fights.

Even the Dragon Lords are said to be nothing before them – it takes 10 Dragon Lords to defeat on Greed King. They also had cash shop items that let them revive.

Many people believe that they had a power greater than any that currently exists in the present time.

8. Rubedo

Rubedo is the strongest entity in Nazarick. She is the creator of Tabula Smaragdina, and one of the most powerful close-combat specialists in the game.

She resides in the 8th Floor Wilderness and can battle the rest on a 1v1 if she has a World Item. She is also better than Touch Me when it comes to battle, even when he’s with full equipment.

Rubedo is Albedo’s younger sister and is extremely loyal to her. She is also part of her Secret Unit, and is a reliable warrior against invaders.

7. Dragon Emperor

According to Maruyama’s own New World ranking list, the Dragon Emperor stands at #1 in terms of Level.

He is the one responsible for bringing players into the New World, thereby changing the magic of the New World into a mixture of Tier Magic and Wild Magic.

He is the father of the Platinum Dragon Lord and is likely stronger than all the Dragon Lords together. The Theocracy considers Platinum Dragon Lord a huge threat for the sole reason that he is the son of Dragon Emperor.

6. Celestial Lord of the Sixth Heaven

With the Celestial Lord of the Sixth Heaven, our countdown shifts to the World Enemies. He was among the 32 World Enemies created by Yggdrasil developers for players to face in battle.

The world bosses are stated to be on par with 30 Level 100 players each.

Unlike the other World Enemies that are part of a group, the Celestial Lord is a standalone boss.

It is possible that the Celestial Lord is one of the strongest Angels given that his name in a translation is also Sixth Master Angel. The sixth heaven is mentioned in various cosmologies from Mesopotamia, Abrahamic, and Hindu religions.

5. 5 Rainbow Buddhas

The 5 Rainbows among the 32 World Enemies created by Yggdrasil developers for players to face in battle.

Their attack, the Five Celestial Death Throes, is said to bypass resistances that the undead possess. This means whatever the tier and number of undead summoned, the Buddhas can decimate them.

The 5 Buddhas could be a reference to the Primordial Buddhas in Buddhism: Vairocana, Amoghasiddhi, Amitābha, Ratnasambhava, and Akshobhya.

4. 8 Dragons

The 8 Dragons are among the 32 World Enemies created by Yggdrasil developers for players to face in battle.

In a conversation with the adventurer group Swords of Darkness, the strategist of the group, Ninya, brings up the likelihood of them encountering dragons.

Even though the chances are low, it reminds Ainz of the 8 Dragons, who were made World Enemies due to the game developers’ love for dragons as creatures.

The 8 Dragons have all breath and fire-based attacks like other dragons, but they are way more powerful, of course. The Corpse Venom Breath of one of them is known to be poisonous. They are also protected from World Items.

3. Lords of the 7 Deadly Sins

The Lords of the 7 Deadly Sins are among the 32 World Enemies created by Yggdrasil developers for players to face in battle.

These demon bosses appeared in the web novel, where the World Champion of Muspelheim managed to become one of them using a World Item.

They are based on the 7 deadly sins: lust, greed, envy, wrath, sloth, gluttony, and pride, of which only Lord Pride is known. Even one of them has the potential to destroy Nazarick.

If all of them are defeated, a World Item drop is said to appear, but since this hasn’t happened yet, we’ll never know if this is true.

2. 10 Archangels of the Sephira

The 10 Archangels of the Sephira are among the 32 World Enemies created by Yggdrasil developers for players to face in battle.

They are angel bosses and are similar to other angels, but obviously way more powerful. They are immune to attacks that aren’t enchanted and World Items do not affect them at all. They can fly, have the power of the divine, and can prevent the use of teleportation in their vicinity.

According to the Kabbalah, they are the 10 illuminations of God’s Infinite Light, each commanding a Sephirot (Sephira) and a group of angels.

1. Devourer of the Nine Worlds

The Devourer of the 9 Worlds, aka the World Eater or the Niohoggr, is the strongest character in the light novel Overlord. He is Yggdrasil’s final boss that devours the World Tree in the DMMO-RPG, and is capable of bringing Ragnarok, or the end of the world.

He is the strongest of the World Enemies, and has already eaten 200 leaves of the World Tree. The World Eater is the deadliest dragon in the series and is unimaginably powerful and can literally eat up a world.

About Overlord

Overlord is a Japanese light novel series written by Kugane Maruyama and illustrated by so-bin. A manga adaptation by Satoshi Ōshio, with art by Hugin Miyama, began serialization in Kadokawa Shoten’s manga magazine Comp Ace

In the year 2138, Yggdrasil, a popular online game, is quietly shut down one day in the booming era of virtual reality.

However, one player named Momonga decides not to log out. Momonga is transformed into his skeletal avatar as the most powerful wizard.

The New World changes drastically with NPCs feeling emotion and Momonga smelling things, unlike in the game. Having no parents, friends, or place in society, Momonga strives to take over the new world the game has become.

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