Best Overpowered MC who hide their power
Shounen, fantasy, comedy, mystery, and other genres of anime make it a popular entertainment source. But one more thing that interests people to binge-watch anime is overpowered main characters who hide their powers. Fans and joy the sudden rise in the arc of a story where a regular person discovers hidden capabilities and becomes extraordinary.
Because the characters a very close to real life it makes the stories relatable for people. So here’s the list of best anime where the main character is overpowered but hides it.
Saitama from One Punch Man
In no way can we miss the fan favorite, the very loved One Punch man. The extraordinary anime lacks competition is due to its great design of characters and story arcs. Saitama is a solitary superhuman figure who pretends to live a life of isolation.
He is an unassociated protagonist who thrives in city Z and just acts around like a hero for fun. The comic charm of this character makes it hard to believe that he can defeat anyone with a single punch. It can be said that this anime mc hides his power just to use it when he experiences an overwhelming fit of boredom.
Izuku Midoriya from My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia revolves around Izuku, a normal-looking but quirky guy. He has a fantasy to become a hero like his favorite All Might. He fanboys around his hero till the time he realizes that the power which he holds is not inborn but transferred from someone else to him.
His dreams come true when All Might loses his last battle and plans to hand over the power to Izuku. This mc gains the power quirk and channelizes his energy to make it even bigger than his hero.
Gintoki from Gintama
Amidst the all-powerful samurai town Edo we find our next op mc. Gintoki is usually a cheerful and chilled-out character who lazes around. The defeated samurai Kingdom is barred from using swords which helps the op mc hide his powers.
It is very difficult for such an op character to hide his powers. Unlike others at Shogun, this samurai main character does not give up on his powers. Instead, he revives his hidden strengths to fight the alien rule and restore the samurai style of life.
Mob from Mob Psycho 100
Mentioning the overpowering MC we cannot forget Mob. The anime series that explores the psychic powers of Mob, presents him as a regular kid. he is an 8th grader who discovers daily a new aspect of his psychic powers. The intensity and potential of this character are so much that we fear him bursting into chaos any day.
He chooses to conceal his power until his rage increases to a level beyond his control. His abnormally high competence that was concealed for a long time makes him an op mc who hides his strength.
It is very difficult for such an op character to hide his powers.
Yato from Noragami
The popular supernatural anime shounen Noragami loved for the OP main character Yato. He is the self-proclaimed God of perfection. Even after being immensely powerful Yato tries to fit in the image of an average person by working at a job that gives him 5 yen a day. His secret of enigmatically powerful persona is well hidden until fate plays foul.
This op mc (main character) who hides power to live a normal life brings it to you use when Hiyori saves him in an accident. He uses his brilliance in power to find back a girl’s soul giving her the heartbeats she had almost lost.
Rei from Code Breaker
Code Breaker a great supernatural action anime features one of the most powerful main characters of all time. Rei is an innocent-looking guy who rises to popularity in the new school. He has hidden secrets of his uncommon self. At school, he pretends to be ordinary and shy. However, the reality is an anti-heroic charm that he holds back.
His secrets are broken out to Sakura who knows of his position as a code breaker.
Hinomaru Ushio from Hinomaru Sumo
The anime protagonist is introduced to us as a new joinee at the Sumo Club. Initially, the audiences are made to believe that his ambition is to become a top wrestler in Japan until he faces a gang and turns out a powerful mc who hides his power. The way this op mc conceals his power and physical strength under the identity of a student adds to the sumo club and impresses everyone.
Hinomaru hits the screen and is the benchmark of a striking overpowered anime character as he defeats the leader.
Ayato Amagiri from The Asterisk War
The Asterisk War’s mc hides his power too. Looking for meaning in life Ayato is introduced as a character who respects everyone and is very every day in demeanor. When transferred to a new Academy, Amagiri isolates himself from school duel Festas.
The non-violent MC hide this power until the time his sister disappears. Only in the later part of the story powers and the motive of Ayato Amagiri are revealed to us. Not only does he decodes the mystery of his sisters’ disappearance but also wins the title of all-powerful Genestella.
Houtarou from Hyouka
Houtarou Oreki is characterized by his analytical skills and cerebral intelligence. He is a passive character resembling a lot of introverts from the real world. Similar to a regular book nerd Oreki finds solace in the literature club, where the members love to solve mysteries.
As the Mc is op but hides from people and keeps a distance from adventures is born to solve mysteries. Hyouka uses his abilities and inquisitiveness to solve these mysteries and becomes better than the rest.
Sakamoto from Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto
We can list this slice of life and comedy anime with the best main characters. Sakamoto, a typical anime main character is op but hides his power under the garb of sophistication and sublimity. He is handsome and flawless as a person. His charm swoons the girls and attracts a lot of attention.
He is one of the unstoppable kind, who can tackle any attack with ease. He hates the spotlight but underneath the surface, his hidden slick moves make him a love-worthy protagonist.
Natsume from Deca-dence
Natsume is a female mc who hides her abilities. The initial portrait of this character is created such that the audience sympathize with the lost arm of the character. Her childhood trauma and the prosthetic arm is originally presented as her weakness. But as soon as she decides to avenge the death of her father there is no character stronger than her in the anime universe.
Satan Jacob from The Devil is a Part-Timer
2013 popular hit supernatural romance The Devil is a Part-timer is also an anime where the mc hides his power. Satan is a compelling demon Lord who enters the world of normal people to conquest the mystical universe. The story arc shows him to be stripped of all authority making him end up working at a fast food chain. The human guise of this all-powerful lord deceives everyone.
This partly devil character might seem like a regular guy serving you but his powers were not so common. Satan Jacob can effortlessly teleport, transform and use telekinesis. No wonder he is power enough to make everyone in the audience talk about him and this great anime.
Ye Xiu from The King’s Avatar
In the next anime, mc is overpowered but hides it until he gets the right challenge in front of him. Ye Xiu is an unmatchable player in the game named ‘Battle God’. With years of hard work he had made his place in the professional world but one day he suddenly finds himself on ground zero.
When Esport Glory sets up a new server the protagonist joins in the bandwagon with several top players, who consider him a noob as he hides his real identity. Often he gives them all a reality check by using his impressive skills.
Akihito from Beyond the Boundary
Beyond the Boundary has an immortal character, Akihito. He belongs to half-youmu race and is therefore supremely powered without even trying. He lives the life of a normal schoolboy and reveals his power while saving Mirai. He has the superhuman ability to self-heal injuries within a blink and control fire.
He understandably hides power to prevent harming others. He also uses his charm to convince Mirai to not use him as a target for her youmu hunt.
Ichirou Suzuki from Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
Living the life of a game designer Ichirou brings life from Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody. He is sleep deprived after working long hours just like a regular person. His life as a hero begins when he is transported to the world of a game created by him.
Within the virtual gaming world, he is tortured by the multitude of characters until he uses his knowledge and gaming abilities to execute those beasts.
Ryoma Takebayashi from By the Grace of the Gods
The next powerful MC on the list is the 39-year-old IT worker waking up to new realities in his afterlife. By the grace of God, he’s reincarnated as a child in the wild. But in this life, he did not have to slave as he was blessed with the art of masterful magic.
As an 8-year-old Ryoma discovers and gets intrigued by his abilities. The gifted ability to combat strength, crafting and an intuitive mindset make the ends meet for this soul dreadfully tortured in his previous life.
Rin Okumura from Blue Exorcist
This overly cautious main character named Rin Okumura lives a pretty normal life. The life of this teenager is boring and devoid of drama. He lives his life in a very simple way until the day he dramatically gets to know of Satan’s identity as his biological father. With the reality of his identity, the main character also learns about the powers within him.
Rin learns to utilize his powers and unexplored exorcist abilities to stand against Satan and save humanity.
Ikki Kurogane from Chivalry of a Failed Knight
Ikki Kurogane is a stellar anime MC from Chivalry of a Failed Knight. This average-looking main character is strong-willed. Ikki has total control over his anger and power. Hagun Academy the place where this story is set has a great role in bringing forward the power of this main character. The way in which this MC is overpowered but hides it like an underdog.
For a larger part of the story, the overpowered main character is considered a class F Blazer. His power comes to full bloom when he realizes his origin from the descent of powerful Blazers.
Yuji Itadori from Jujutsu Kaisen
Yuji is yet another underdog mc and a lovable idiot character from the popular hit Jujutsu Kaisen. For a larger part of his life, this character goes through tortures, punishments, and injuries. He might look lost but his motivations are op.
He is counted among heroes due to his superhuman strength of using the cursed energy and the energetic levels of potential he has to save others.
Naofumi Iwatani from Rise of the Shield Hero
Counted among the weakest of heroes in the Kingdom of Melromarc the mc exhibits impressive skills swords and Spears. He has been given the title of a shield hero which also is a low rank and later is post forced to live on his own and train himself.
The hostility places the hand of the king and his fellowmen to help him unlock his powers and makes him the strongest shield hero of all time.
Even if the main characters are not purely powered back by physical strength the cerebral capabilities contribute towards the strength. Considering if the main character possesses strengths or is overpowered but hides them the reason might be a dark one. And as it is said the powers give out the best when you are used in times of atrocities. So we even love our overpowered anime mc hiding power behind simplicity.