10 Anime Characters Who Could Beat Tobirama Senju

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When it comes to Naruto characters, very few are memed as heavily as Tobirama.

Be it his hate for the Uchiha, or the fact that he invented every jutsu known to man, the dude is quite extreme.

It’s also really difficult to gauge just how strong he is.

But that’s what we’re looking into with this list, so let’s consider some hypothetical fights where Tobirama definitely loses.


10. Yami Sukehiro

Yami Sukehiro from Black Clover

Anime: Black Clover

I think Yami vs. Tobirama is the fight that I would want to see the most.

Both have extreme sensory techniques, with Tobirama’s being better at detecting enemies, while Yami’s is more like a pseudo-sharingan.

And both have some really good stats all around.

When it comes to destructive power, I would probably give it to Yami, as his dimension slashes seem to be at least mountain level – and way more spam-able than one would think.

However, Tobirama has slightly better mobility with his flying raijin technique.

But overall, I think Yami wins this one simply due to his higher destructive power.

Don’t get me wrong, Tobirama can flood an entire city and punt an Uchiha baby across the ocean. But he doesn’t really have insta-kill abilities like Yami, which puts him at a slight disadvantage if you ask me.


9. Meruem

Meruem from Hunter x Hunter (2011)

Anime: Hunter x Hunter (2011)

The thing that makes Tobirama quite a real threat on the battlefield is that he’s always thinking of ways to counter the enemy’s jutsu.

However, that value goes straight out of the window when facing Meruem. Because my dude does not know even a lick of Nen, and just relies on brute strength.

It’s also important to note that Meruem is basically a super-computer that can out-strategize even Tobirama himself – so he has brains in his corner.

But all of that wouldn’t really matter, were it not for the fact that he’s basically untouchable and ridiculously strong.

With a tail strong enough to take out your head, agility fast enough to keep up with Netero moving at neatly light speed, and the endurance to take hundreds of direct hits without even being phased – Meruem truly does seem jacked out of his mind.

This fight would be a long one.

But I think Tobirama would go the same way Netero did: getting slowly chipped away at until there’s nothing left.


8. Ryuuko Matoi

Ryuuko Matoi from Kill la Kill

Anime: Kill la Kill

Fair warning: there are a few picks on here that I find too hilarious not to include.

This matchup is one of them.

Sure, Tobirama managed to dodge an amped Madara point blank. But can he fly to literal outer space in just a few seconds? I didn’t think so!

Sure, he can summon an ocean’s worth of water. But can he cut a mountain in half? I’m rather certain he cannot!

And can he regenerate a literal hole in his stomach? Only when he’s reincarnated, I guess.

Okay, the question and answer thing is getting old.

But my point is, Ryuuko actually has way more impressive feats than Tobirama.

Late in the series she has consistently been shown with the ability to basically level towns without breaking a sweat. And when at full power, she’s simply too powerful for Tobirama to handle.

Not to mention all of the nosebleeds he will suffer from!


7. Meliodas

Meliodas from The Seven Deadly Sins

Anime: The Seven Deadly Sins

One of the more notable jutsu that our deal old Tobirama invented was the Shadow Clone jutsu. But we’ve seen that his Edo form could only produce about two.

He’ll also use them as suicide bombers by strapping some paper bombs onto them and letting them run wild.

Meliodas basically does the same thing with his clones, but to a much bigger degree, as his damage output scales to his enemy.

So how would it play out?

Tobirama unleashes his strongest move, hits a clone by accident, and then promptly gets blasted in the face by a similar force.

And that’s just a matter of time, because Meliodas arguably has the stupidest level of stamina I’ve ever seen.

Besides literally being cursed to be immortal, a fully-powered Meliodas can basically take a beating for a thousand years and still just shake it off – which is not something I can say about Tobirama.


6. Satoru Gojou

Satoru Gojou from Jujutsu Kaisen

Anime: Jujutsu Kaisen

If simply drowning his enemies doesn’t work, then one move Tobirama likes to opt for is the ye old kunai throw, flying rijin into stabby stab combo.

However, that’s a bit more difficult to pull off when you enemy is literally surrounded by infinity itself & can’t be touched unless he wants to be.

Even big brain Tobirama isn’t going to figure out how to literally fight infinity. And since Gojou also has some really good strength and speed feats to back it up, it isn’t looking too good for Tobirama.

Since his hits are imbued with cursed energy, Gojou’s strikes should function similarly to Sakura’s.

And that means big damage awaits.

Plus Gojou’s Domain Expansion is bound to give Tobirama even more difficulties, as he can’t simply walk his way out of that one.

Overall, I think Tobirama does have more destructive power than Gojou. But considering the fact that he could never actually touch him, and that Tobirama isn’t exactly invincible, Gojou would undoubtedly beat him at some point.


5. Tooru

Tooru from Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

Anime: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

I did warn you that some of these matchups would be a bit stupid.

Tobirama might be able to make Sasuke soil himself just by his mere presence, but Tooru did that towards the entire planet – so I think it’s safe so say their power levels are quite a ways apart.

And Tobirama might be able to teleport to his kunai, but Tooru can open literal portals through entire dimensions. So I think she has him beat on that one as well.

Her regenerative power is also much higher, recovering her missing tail in seconds.

And her raw tenacity is way higher than one would expect – she can take thirty acid attacks and only get slightly annoyed.

Put bluntly:

Tooru is basically a Tailed Beast, but her destructive power is even higher than the Nine Tails, since she literally claims that she might just blow up the entire planet if she goes all out.

Plus she’s a lot more lovable, and will have an army of simps at her side to protect her.


4. Sinbad

Sinbad from Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

Anime: Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

Sinbad is the type of dude that kind of negates everything you stand for.

It’s like “oh, you heavily rely on your swift reflexes? And you like to use water jutsu? Well it’s time you meet Valefor”

And then he freezes your abilities and nerfs your reaction speed.

Or if he doesn’t freeze your water abilities, he can always opt for Baal and start spamming city level thunderbolts at you for that bonus elemental damage.

Or he can go with Zepar and scream you into submission – or into extreme annoyance if that doesn’t work.

There’s also Focalor and his wind abilities, as well as a few more that we haven’t even seen yet, because nothing in this world really pushes Sinbad to go all out.

I mean, he can just counter everything with a pulse – and Tobirama falls under that category.


3. Tatsumaki

Tatsumaki from One Punch Man

Anime: One Punch Man

I didn’t want to include Saitama on here, on account of it being too obvious.

But honestly Tatsumaki is on a pretty similar level as well.

Any type of elemental jutsu is literally useless in this fight. Because she can yet it back into your face.

And physical combat is a bit difficult when your enemy can just fly away.

In terms of destructive power, it’s not even close – as Tatsumaki is way closer to Madara level, being able to drop asteroids on a whim and what not.

True, she’s a glass cannon and Tobirama could one-shot her if he got the chance.

But he would have to get extremely lucky.

I mean, what’s even the point of the flying rijin when Tatsumaki can stop all of your kunai mid-air and render your ability useless?

All in all, if Tobirama actually came out of this battle alive, he would be wise to buy some Lottery tickets – because Lady Fortune is smiling his way.


2. Rimuru Tempest

Rimuru Tempest from That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Anime: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Tobirama might have an impressive amount of techniques under his belt, but he’s nothing compared to Rimuru.

This slime basically has an ability for every situation on this planet, and can pick more up on-the-fly if something new is ever needed.

And that’s not even mentioning the fact that Rimuru has a literal super-computer assistant that can analyze everything the enemy does, just to come up with the most efficient tactic of dealing with them.

But if that isn’t good enough, Rimuru also completely outperforms in terms of speed, strength, tenacity, and destructive power.

We’re talking about a character that can literally kill you if you don’t pass a vibe check in their presence.

A bit cooler than the “angry aura” flex on Sasuke, if I do say so myself.


1. Kusuo Saiki

Kusuo Saiki from The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.

Anime: The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.

Saiki opens the door for the most hilarious outcome.

Since he has the ability to control the general perception of everyone on this planet, Saiki could make everyone love and respect the Uchiha, therefore doing the biggest amount of emotional damage that the Naruto fandom has ever seen.

After that he can simply teleport away and wait to see how long it takes for Tobirama to become an alcoholic and keel over out of sadness and frustration.

Alternatively, he could also travel back in time and kill him when he’s a baby.

Or just yeet him into the Sun.

But honestly I like the first situation a lot more. Because it’s downright hilarious, and lowkey the most brutal tactic one could use against Tobirama.

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