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Top 10: Dumbest Anime Heroes

We love anime, but many times the heroes are.... well... not so bright... So, Nick is counting down our Top 10 Dumbest Anime Heroes!

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  • TheSnowFox FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Lone Wanderer

    1 month ago

    I don't know what baccano! is but it sounds like an amazing anime and now I want to watch it!  matt

    • Gamer3427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold taC terceS

      4 weeks ago

      It is an amazing anime and is definitely worth a watch. One of the few that I rewatch every now and then......

  • Ub3rPl4typus

    1 month ago

    Just to nerd bandwagon in, Misa did have her life extended by an undisclosed amount when her first shin megami broke the rule that killed him.  They don't say exactly how long that is but it's implied its a very, very, VERY long time.  Not to say she isn't dopey but even with 75% of her life taken away for the shin megami eyes she would probably still live much longer than a natural human.

    I can't really comment on any of the other ones, Death Note and some of DBZ (through the Buu Saga) are the only animes I've seen. Oh and Shin Chan, is that an anime?

  • taiboh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    And and Naruto's defense the whole village didn't want to be bothered with with training nor teaching him they kept him at a distance didn't want to be bothered with him and in saitama defense he's lazy not stupid


  • Soulhero FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    know your facts Saitama became a hero BEFORE THA even existesd

  • SideCharacter FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    To be fair, Tokyo University is like Japanese Harvard/Yale/MIT

  • Sephiroth12285 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Ash has unquestionably earned his spot on this list, but as for everyone else I am almost inclined to agree on some but on others I am not too familiar with the series they are from to call a fair verdict. 


    But Naruto and Goku I blame on the conditions they had growing up, and Naruto did improve with time while Goku...I think its trade off for most of the battles he wins or something along those lines *shrugs*. I like them both as characters either way. 

    • SplattrKing FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Let's not forget that Ash also, for some reason, still has no idea that Jessie and James in an obvious disguise as well as a TALKING POKEMON in an equally ridiculous disguise is Team Rocket

    • Kyouma95

      1 month ago

      Tbf, I don’t think not winning some of the hardest competitions in their world would make them “dumb”. So I don’t agree Ash is dumb on that level.


      However, you do have to be pretty dumb to run up and punch Mewtwo in the First Movie... 


  • majorm117 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Too be fair if I was immortal, never aged, and was spending it with the love of my eternal life I would't really be too concerned with test scores.

  • RadTicTacs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Bullshit Connoiseur

    1 month ago

    Saitama isn't an idiot so much as he just doesn't give much of a shit about anything. Also, and this isn't really relevant, but the Hero Association was founded because of his heroics

  • UsagiVSGoku

    1 month ago

    OK, I read the comments and apparently Sailor Moon is on this list....and you called her Serena. Please, if you use Sailor Moon in Death Battle, please use her actual name; Usagi. It's not that I hate dubs.......I just hate bad dubs and DiC's Sailor Moon is the ultimate in shitty dubs. Thank Cosmos that Viz got the rights and redubbed it. That being said, I know the perfect foe for her:


    Amaterasu (Okami) vs Usagi Tsukino (Sailor Moon)


    Both are reincarnated goddesses, who’s first arc’s main villain was who caused their deaths in the previous lives. Both can use the powers of their allies (Amaterasu can use the powers of the other Brush Gods, while Usagi can use the powers of the other senshi). Both became the supreme god of their respective universes as well. Their ultimate foe was an incarnation of evil itself, as well as the two of them having some good opposites. One is a sun goddess the other is a moon goddess. Plus Usagi, while a human, has the name that so happens to be the Japanese word for Rabbit, so it’s also wolf vs rabbit.


  • CSLMuramasa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Demon Blade

    1 month ago

    Naruto can't be that stupid. He manipulated the whole world into thinking he's an unloved sad sack in need of a hug, when really he just wants to look good and be showered with praise for doing absolutely nothing. The fact people find this out, and yet still trip over themselves to please him shows he must be doing something right.

  • g1lizardguy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I feel I should respond to these individually. Let's go:

    10. He beat the bug monster though, just in time for the sale. And you can't deny that makes him more likeable.

    9. Ehh, not able to comment.

    8. She's a teenager, cut her some slack. 

    7. An Anime that demands I not think and just watch? Why am i not watching it?

    6. To be fair, he did teach Pikachu Iron Tail later... but yeah, total idiot. I think Gary really quite Pokemon Leagueing out of pity for Ash.

    5. I want to say "Cut him some slack, he's young", but I hate the little weirdo too. Also, nice segway at the end there.

    4. Yeah, Goku ain't got no excuse, but he is likable.

    3. .... Anime is weird.

    2. They sound fun. Why am I not watching this show?

    1. I want to say "Cut him some slack, he's young." But he was actually smarter and more mature when he was younger. 

    Secret 11. Don't forget how he's putting up with more than one abusive relationship. That's stupid.

  • Kyouma95

    1 month ago

    You can probably fill a list with just dumb Shonen protagonists. 

  • Kira_Tsukasa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gundam Pilot

    1 month ago

    Ash has never won a competition.


    Except for the 19 that he won, as well as the Hoenn Battle Frontier.

    • Big-MikeVG FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Only ones I remember him winning are the Orange League and Battle Frontier.

  • NicolaiAAA FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Muffin button?

  • Monster_Society FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Captain Marvel (DC Comics version) VS. Captain Marvel (Marvel Comics version) 

    The Atom VS. Ant-Man
    Aquaman VS. Namor the Sub-Mariner
    Vampirella VS. Blade – (It’s time for a Vampire BAT-tle!)

  • lunchbox893 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Self-Named King of Zing

    1 month ago

    Her name is Usagi! Not Serena!

    • g1lizardguy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      The American Dub called her Serena. So don't get too hung up on translations.

    • lunchbox893 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Self-Named King of Zing

      1 month ago

      And her nickname isn't meatball head, it's dumpling head!

    • taiboh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Who cares

    • lunchbox893 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Self-Named King of Zing

      1 month ago

      Honestly, not even me. I was just killing a little time making these comments

  • The-Gaming-News-Guy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sir Regent Malcolm Neill

    1 month ago

    Okuyasu from JoJo

  • CSpaDinner FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    So, where are the harem protags? They're all extremely dense

    • g1lizardguy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Their Secret number 11 was one.

  • Jaune_Black_Smudge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Wow, I'm surprised you guys could come up with a Top 10 considering that 97% of all anime protagonists are practically idiots.


    And this is coming from an anime fan. 

    • Gamer3427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold taC terceS

      4 weeks ago

      I wish it wasn't the case, as it makes it incredibly hard to find anime these days that have good leads. The problem isn't necessarily that they're all idiots, but that most of them are idiots done poorly, rather than the likable/entertaining way.......