Berserk is one of the best, if not the best manga of all time. The manga by the late Kentarou Miura has garnered plaudits for its incredible artwork and compelling story throughout the world. The manga has received anime adaptations, but they don't offer the same level of entertainment as the manga itself. It is one of the few unfortunate manga that ended up with a low-quality anime adaptation. Still, the world of Berserk is filled with some monstrously powerful characters, who are capable of giving any strong character a run for their money. It's these figures that have captivated fans throughout the years. With that in mind, here are the ten strongest characters in Berserk. Updated on December 19 2021, by Suzail Ahmad:As the series has progressed, more and more powerful characters have been introduced in the world of Berserk. In the beginning, the powerful characters were mainly just humans, who had no special abilities. However, with time, stronger and stronger characters such as the apostles and other supernatural beings made their debut in the series.
Eventually, he met Griffith and joined the new Band of Hawk.
This is why it felt fitting to add a few more entries to this list of the strongest characters in the Berserk anime and manga. Rakshas was exiled by the Kushan Clan due to the many horrible deeds that he had committed. He is a master assassin with incredible skill, which made it was easy for him to find another place. Eventually, he met Griffith and joined the new Band of Hawk. Griffith gave him the role of the Commander of the search and destroy squad. Rakshas has the tendency to torture his opponents before killing them. Many times, the victims don't even make it to the end. He's not only powerful, but sadistic as well. Irvine is an incredible marksman who holds a high position in the newly formed Band of Hawk. Unlike most of the characters in the series, Irvine does not fight with swords, but instead, he uses the bow. Irvine's skill with the bow is almost unmatched and he is capable of hitting multiple enemies in a very short period. His power as an apostle just makes him an even more powerful opponent. In the story of Berserk, Irvine was able to exterminate numerous Kushan generals with very little effort. Daiba formerly served under the Kushan ruler Ganishka, and he was a close advisor to the emperor.
He is an outstanding sorcerer, who oversaw Pishacha gana. Daiba's incredible knowledge enabled him to create the Beherit, a type of spiritual key that is said to govern the fate of all humanity. Not only that, but with his magic, Daiba can summon mythical creatures, further demonstrating his power and strength. Locus is different from most of the apostles. He is a smart character who thinks before making any decision, and this is a key reason why Griffith is fond of him. His fighting skills are just as strong as his intelligence. Locus is considered a legendary fighter, whose fighting record is incredible. His weapon of choice is the lance, and he uses it very masterfully. He has not been involved in a serious fight, but it is plausible to assume that he is one of the stronger apostles in the series. The Sea God was a gigantic monster that was sealed within an island, but after the Great Roar of the Astral World, it was freed from all sorts of fetters. This led to the consumption of the inhabitants of the island that it was bound to. The Sea King was surrounded by numerous tentacles, with each one capable of growing more on its own. It also had several other monsters residing inside it, which attacked any foreign objects. The Sea God's heart was a sonic weapon, which emitted sound waves so powerful that kept Guts at bay.
It was truly a formidable creature. Zodd made a very early appearance in Berserk. He was first revealed in the Golden Age arc, where he slaughtered countless members of the original Band of Hawk. Unlike most apostles, Zodd is highly resilient. Throughout the manga he managed to survive fights against extraordinary foes, which includes the likes of the Skull Knight, Guts, and more. Also known as the "Great Flame Dragon," Grunbeld is the leader of the Band of Falcon's giants. He shot to popularity during the Hundred-Year War, where he fought against the Tudor invasion with his meager army of 3000 soldiers. Grunbeld's physical strength transcends that of most characters in Berserk. Whilst in his apostle form, Grunbeld's strength increases several times over, making him a true nemesis. Furthermore, he also gains the ability to breathe fire. Another testament to his durability is that Guts required the Berserker armor to take him down.
Guts is the main character and protagonist of the Berserk story. His childhood was plagued by one grim event after another, but that didn't stop Guts from becoming one of the strongest characters in the series. Formerly a member of Band of Hawk, Guts was put through more ordeals, which took a toll on him and in him losing his arm. Despite his loss of limb, Guts is still able to swing the Dragonslayer without any problems. He has superhuman strength and stamina, which he has shown time and time again. His strength is further boosted by the Berserker armor, which allowed him to defeat Grunbeld. A Kushan Emporer, Ganishka was one of the strongest apostles. Unlike the majority of the apostles, Ganishka detested the God Hand, and wanted to go eclipse them. Ganishka wanted to extend his territory to every corner of the world. His power far exceeded that of regular apostles. In his lightning form, he was able to stop Zodd's movements. After being reincarnated, Ganishka mindlessly slaughtered entire armies and destroyed cities without any problems. The Skull Knight is one of the most cryptic characters in Berserk. He is a sworn enemy of the God Hand and all other monsters. The Skull Knight's swordsmanship is on a completely different level to most characters in the series. He is capable of exterminating hordes of demons with his Sword of Beherits. A single slash from the sword is capable of cutting through dimensions, and he was able to trap a multitude of demons within a vortex.
In addition to his fighting skills, the Skull Knight is also blessed with incredible foresight, which only adds to his power. It is extremely difficult to rank the members of the God Hand, as each one of them possesses unique powers. One thing is for certain: no apostle can even scratch any member of the God Hand. Together, they're among the most powerful forces in Berserk. It's no wonder they claim the name of divinity. Griffith's transition from one of the most loved characters to the most hated villains was unthinkable. He was the leader of the Band of Hawk, but his goal was to have his own kingdom. For Griffith, achieving this dream was the most important thing in his life, and he ended up sacrificing his comrades to achieve that. After triggering the eclipse, Griffith was reborn as Femto, one of the members of the God Hand. As Femto, he possesses the ability to manipulate gravity and space, which allowed him to deflect the Skull Knight's slash. His presence was enough to send Ganishka into a state of panic. Void is the de facto leader of the God Hand, and though its members are thought to be fairly equal, he is arguably the strongest of the five. Void is the only known member of the God Hand known to possess the Invocation of Doom- the ability to mark the soul of an individual with the Brand of Sacrifice. Furthermore, Void can use spatial manipulation, which he used to redirect the Skull Knight's attack. He is truly an entity to be feared. The Idea of Evil is the only entity in the Berserk universe that is above the God Hand. It is an entity that resides in the Abyss and is responsible for the fate of humanity. Not much is known about the true extent of its power. However, considering that the members of the God Hand serve it, most fans are led to the conclusion that the Idea of Evil is the strongest character in the series.
Moon Breathing (月 (つき) (こ) (きゅう), Tsuki no kokyū?) is a Breathing Style derived from the Sun Breathing used by Upper Rank One, Kokushibō, who was one of the first Demon Slayers who utilized breathing techniques. The techique allows the user to create many "chaotic blades" when slashing that varies in length and size. It is known that Kokushibō continued to develop and add techniques to the Breathing Style over the centuries as an immortal Demon. At this point in the story, it is the only known Breathing Style to possess at least 20 different techniques, easily surpassing the other Breathing Styles. It has been revealed that, like all of the other original breathing styles, the Moon Breathing also branched out of the Sun Breathing. When its creator, Michikatsu Tsugikuni, attempted to learn the Sun Breathing from his twin brother, Yoriichi Tsugikuni, he discovered he was unable to master the breathing style and so was instead trained in an alternate Breathing Style. Yoriichi created it fit and cover his individual strengths and weaknesses, and Michikatsu then continued to train and develop this breathing until it eventually evolved into its own unique Breathing Style, which he named the Moon Breathing.
First Form: Dark Moon, Evening Palace (壹 (いち) (かた) (やみ) (づき) (よい) (みや), Ichi no kata: Yamidzuki - Yoi no Miya?) - Kokushibō draws his sword and slashes swiftly in a single motion; like with all Moon Breathing techniques, numerous chaotic blades originate from the slash. This technique resembles Iaijutsu. Second Form: Pearl Flower Moongazing (貳 (に) (かた) (しゅ) (か) (ろう) (げつ), Ni no kata: Shuka no Rōgetsu?) - Kokushibō performs several slashes while sending a barrage of chaotic blades forward. Third Form: Loathsome Moon, Chains (參 (さん) (かた) (えん) (き) (づき) (つが), San no kata: Enkizuki - Tsugari?) - Kokushibō swings his sword rapidly in two gigantic crescents slashes, from which a storm of smaller crescents spread.
This technique causes huge destruction in a small area. Fourth Form: Solar Rings, Frostmoon (肆 (し) (かた) (たい) (よう) (りん) (しも) (づき), Shi no kata: Taiyōrin - Shimodzuki?) - Kokushibō performs a circular small cyclone slashes of chaotic blades straight towards his opponent. Fourth Form: Improved, Red Sun over Paradise (肆 (し) (かた) (かい) (あっき) (よう) (らく) (えん), Shi no kata kai: Akk' yō Rakuen?) - Kokushibō spins his blade slicing through the ground and ripping it out. Causing multiple 180 slashes across the area to be sented towards his opponents as chaotic blades appear when near the enemy slicing into their body. As the circular slashes spin grinding into the enemys skin.