Top 15 Badass Male Anime Characters with Lightning/Electricity Abilities

What makes a badass anime character? Looks, personality or abilities? The combination of those, yeah, and insert a little of their history.

Take a look at our Top 15 List of badass anime characters male only. Let’s also add another criteria, only those with the power of Lightning or Electricity. We also have popular female anime characters who use the same abilities but let’s disregard them for now.

#15 - Adolf Reinhard (Terra Formars)


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A German officer in Annex I, a large spacecraft with 100 crew members and ranked as 2nd strongest. Adolf can generate incredibly powerful electric shocks from his muscles. Using knives as lightning rods, Adolf Reinhard can electrocute his enemies from a distance.

#14 - Hei/Black Reaper/BK-201 (Darker Than Black)


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He gained Contractor powers and used to work with various organizations including Syndicate and CIA. Wearing a bullet-proof trench coat and a white pierrot-inspired mask that fully conceals his face looks really badass. Hei can generate and discharge electricity through a source strong enough to kill his opponents or mess up an entire facility's electrical systems.

#13 - Third Raikage (Naruto)


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A badass old man renowned as the greatest Raikage the Kumogakure ever had. In one move, he can defeat several shinobi with his taijutsu and dodge Naruto’s extremely fast Wind Release using his enormous speed and strength. Being proficient in Lightning Release, he can focus his lightning chakra into his fingers creating a strong piercing effect similar to chidori.

#12 - Birthday (Hamatora)


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The way he grins in daily life or even in battle makes him cool. However, the way he utilize his lightning power shows his badass side. Birthday’s "minimum" ability allows him to control electricity while in contact with a conductor or generator of electricity. By biting the end of a taser, he can activate his power while saying, “This is a lightning alert.”


#11 - Hitomi - Code: Breaker


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A tough villain for the series known as the strongest Code: Breaker in his time. He can use electricity in a very badass way – electrocuting certain parts of a person’s brain and controlling them like puppets and more surprisingly, he can also control corpses. At the end, he finally met his Code: End being the very first among the Power Users.


#10 - Ginji Amano (Get Backers)


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This badass character can generate lightning bolts from himself and call lightning down to strike his opponents. He can also fly by charging the Earth with Negative Ions and by magnetizing himself, he can use repulsion to float in the air. Ginji can also utilize high frequency waves in order to take control of sentient creature.

#9 - Ja'far (Magi)


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As one of the Eight Generals of Sindria Kingdom and the right-hand man of Sinbad, Ja’far possesses great talents and total badass-ness. Being an assassin at a very young age, he learned the use of darts to ensnare and stab his opponents.  He uses the powers of Sinbad’s Djinn, Baal as his Household Vessel Bararaq Sei that takes the form of his rope darts into twin snakes.

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#8 - Suzaku (YuYu Hakusho)


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Leader of The Four Saint Beasts, Suzaku , the main antagonist during the Maze Castle arc possesses the power of Dark Lightning. Being sadistic in combat, as he mercilessly tortured Yusuke with lightning shocks and see suffering as entertainment like television show makes him a really bad, badass. By surrounding his fist with electricity, he can knock his opponent.


#7 - Lambo (Reborn)


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Who would think that this cute little cow-looking Hitman can transform into a badass grown-up man? At first, we can see him as a weakling stealing candies and playing around but whenever he transformed –“What the h…?” Adult Lambo can summon lightning and stores them into his horns to use the collected volts for attacking.

#6 - Gilthunder (Nanatsu No Taizai)


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This Diamond-ranked holy knight desired to kill the Seven Deadly Sins at first. He proved his badasss-ness by fighting Melodias toe-to-toe and for being one of the strongest in Britannia. Gilthunder’s great skill in lightning magic can increase his physical capabilities, granting him extraordinary strength and agility.

#5 - Kakashi Hatake (Naruto)


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A shinobi of Konohagakure’s Hatake clan, Kakashi owns the title as the Sixth Hokage and one of Konoha’s most talented ninja. On the other hand, he’s also a perv. Being the mentor of the three main protagonists of the series, he surely possesses unimaginable power and skills.


He showed big participation in many full course battles that proves him as a complete badass in combat. Kakashi uses lightning release and channels into weaponry to increase its cutting power. He created the chidori, a collection of lightning chakra in the hand that can pierce most targets.

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#4 - Enel (One Piece)


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This former “God” of Skypiea proved his existence as a true god of badass-ness. At first, it seems like impossible for the Strawhats to defeat him as he just possesses incredible power. Being a god, he ruled the people in Skypiea with fear and dominance.


By the power of his Devil Fruit, Goro Goro no Mi, he can transform into a gigantic Raijin-looking thunder god made of pure electricity. Enel also knows the ability Kenbunshoku Haki or Mantra allowing him to virtually monitor the thoughts and actions of the people in the Skypiea. However, Luffy defeated him thanks to his rubber body, which leaves Enel's godly lightning attacks useless in their battle.

#3 - Laxus Dreyar (Fairy Tail)


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Most of us hated him at first for being annoyingly selfish. He once tried to destroy his own guild to become the leader. However, the series showed his true heart at the latter part. 


As an S-Class Mage and the grandson of Fairy Tail Guild’s master Makarov, he possesses so much power and potential. He even defeated his own father, single-handed with the aid of his pawns. Laxus uses Lightning Dragon Slaying Magic, an ability that lets him absorb lightning or electricity, and produce enormous amount of bolts.


#2 - Killua Zoldyck (Hunter x Hunter)



At first sight, we think of him as a normal kid – innocent, charming and playful. However, he holds a lot of tricks up his sleeves. From generation to generation, his grandfather Zeno and his father Silva, are known as some of the strongest Nen users alive. With the strong assassin's instinct and power running through his veins, Killua covers all the aspects of a badass character.


Throughout the Hunter x Hunter anime series, Killua Zoldyck showcased badass battle modes such as "the snake awakens", "rhythm echo", and the lightning-powered "Kanmuru or Godspeed?" The latter allows him to move in the speed of lightning giving him the advantage in various situations. As a Transmuter, Killua can also shoot his opponents with nen produced electricity to extreme extends like Thunder Palm and "Narukami".

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#1 - Sinbad (Magi)



The name suggests it all, SinBAD – the ultimate badass, no doubt. Most would also suggest that he belongs to the hottest male anime characters, well again, no doubt about it. Sinbad also has his own story, Magi: Sinbad no Bouken and he earned it because he's so great.


Sinbad got his powers by conquering dungeons. He first obtained Baal – the Lightning Djinn that gives him the ability to transform and use lightning. Through Djinn Equip, he can use them and become the most powerful metal user.


Magi: Sinbad no Bouken tells the story of how Sinbad struggle from beginning and not an anime where the main character is overpowered from the start. 


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