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Hidan is one of those characters that’ll forever leave me disappointed.
He has the coolest design and personality, while also somehow being a fodder Akatsuki member.
And in this ranking we’re gonna continue the clowning as we look into some other anime characters who have a similar theme like Hidan, but would absolutely wipe the floor with him.
10. Hero Killer Stain
Anime: My Hero Academia
I’m going to start off with this one, since it is by far the biggest stretch on this list.
Yes, as a rule MHA characters never scale to Naruto characters.
However, if we don’t look at the data books or the manga and just focus on Hidan’s anime feats, I think Stain might stand a chance.
This is all because of one major reason:
Hidan is a cocky dude who will allow you to get the first strike in so that he can both flex and draw up his ritual circle.
However, that would be quite the life-ending decision when facing Stain, as he can now lick your blood and activate his own power.
Although Hidan could win in a prolonged melee battle, being paralyzed basically spells GG for him. Because tenacity actually kind of sucks.
Even normal shuriken are able to pierce his body – so I see no reason why Stain couldn’t just stab him to death.
It’s also worth noting that Hidan doesn’t have any regen abilities. So Stain could just lop his head off while he’s paralyzed and then bury it underground, or use it as a piece of very morbid decoration.
Either way, if Hidan gets cocky (and he usually does) then he would lose.
9. Nathaniel Hawthorne
Anime: Bungo Stray Dogs
First off, I have to point out that these two would probably become best buddies instead of fighting. They’re both endlessly religious and love a good dose of blood in their diet.
But if they were to fight, I think a point could be made for why Hawthorne would win.
Hawthorne’s kit is way more versatile, since he can use the blood either in other to form a shield or to attack at a pretty decent range.
And the stats on both of these options are pretty ridiculous if we scale him to Akutagawa in their fight.
We saw that Rashomon was able to go through like 10 feet of concrete and one-shot an enemy in an instant, so the fact that Scarlet Letter was able to defend from these attacks, as well as match them in terms of actual strength and speed, means that Hawthorne actually out-scales Hidan.
It’s also worth pointing out that Hawthorne can still control the blood that he’s lost. So even if Hidan does manage to get some of it on his scythe, Hawthorne could just use it to restrain Hidan, like he did in his fight against Akutagawa.
All of that being said, if Hidan manages to get his ritual going, it’s pretty much GG for Hawthorne.
Because although Hidan’s win condition is a pain to reach, it’s pretty hard to counter once it starts.
Anime: The Seven Deadly Sins
Regardless of whether we’re talking about immortal Ban or post-Hell Ban, Hidan is pretty much screwed here.
And that’s because of one major skill that Ban has and Hidan doesn’t: a way to scale throughout the fight.
When it comes to a battle of the immortals, if Hidan doesn’t overpower you immediately, he probably never will. Because his ritual is the only trick he has up his sleeve.
Ban, on the other hand, can use his Steal ability to slowly take away your strength until you can hardly raise your fists anymore.
And if we’re talking about a mortal Ban, he would simply be way too durable for Hidan to get any worthwhile damage in.
Plus, even if he does manage to start his ritual, Ban is so durable that he’d probably still have the strength to punch Hidan out of his circle.
We’re talking about a dude who basically got kebabbed and continued fighting, after all.
So regardless of how you spin in, Ban would simply come out on top with no-to-medium difficulty, depending on how much you want to highball Hidan’s attack power.
Anime: Akame ga Kill!
There are two major ways I see this playing out, and both spell death for Hidan.
Well, as much as Hidan can be dead.
Scenario one: Akame is not immediately going in for the kill. She gets a kicks and punches in, Hidan does his ritual, and because he’s a show-off, he first stabs his leg or stomach.
Akame, not being a complete dumbass, figures out how his technique works and quickly kicks him out of the circle and then kills him before he has the chance to strike again.
Considering that we’re talking about a character so quick she managed to leave an afterimage while time was literally frozen while Hidan could barely keep up with some shadows, I’m pretty confident that she would get to him.
And figuring out the circle thing isn’t exactly rocket science.
Scenario two: Akame is immediately going in for the kill.
In this situation Akame just blitzes Hidan from the very beginning, using her curse technique to kill Hidan right then and there.
If his immortality somehow counters the curse, then she just beheads him.
Again, there’s no way in hell Hidan is outperforming Akame in terms of speed. So I’m pretty confident that Akame takes the victory in either case.
6. Sukuna Ryoumen
Anime: Jujutsu Kaisen
Hidan really should take notes on how to be immortal from Sukuna.
First off, this is one of the few cases where I legitimately don’t think Hidan performing the ritual would actually change a single thing.
We’re talking about a dude who ripped his own heart out just so Itadori wouldn’t take his body back.
And we already know he can regrow limbs like there’s no tomorrow.
So even if Hidan does his thing, which is again his only card, Sukuna could probably ignore it altogether and just keep kicking him around.
Speaking of kicking someone around…
Sukuna also wins here in terms of physical strength.
The most we’ve seen Hidan do is rip up some pavement with his scythe. While Sukuna punched a dude through an entire building while playing around.
Same goes for speed, as Sukuna basically teleports, and Hidan struggles with dodging multiple shuriken throws at the same time.
All in all, I think Hidan would get a new God to pray to after this fight – and his name is Sukuna.
5. Dio Brando
Anime: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
Just like with Ban, we can view this fight in two major lights: the battle of the immortals and the killable versus unkillable.
Situation one: here, Hidan actually stands a chance. Although he would either have to fight until the morning or find a way to start a fire, vampire Dio shouldn’t be an impossible foe to beat.
Yes, he can heal a lot of damage, but he isn’t exactly indestructible. And his strength caps out at bending metal.
Scenario two: a mortal Dio just stomps Hidan into oblivion.
Since Hidan needs the enemy’s blood to do his ritual, he’ll have the get in range of the World, where he would subsequently be pummeled to death.
The gap in attack speed and attack power is just overwhelming in this situation.
And don’t even get me started on the fact that Dio can just freeze time.
This means even if we were to say Dio gets cocky and allows Hidan to use his ritual, Dio can then just freeze time and punch him to death.
Hell, he could even troll Hidan by stopping time and then moving him out of the circle, allowing him to harm himself for no reason.
Anime: The Seven Deadly Sins
Not only is Meliodas basically immortal, but he shares one more feature with Hidan:
Only Melodias’ is way easier to pull off – and way more reliable in the midst of a battle.
Legitimately, Meliodas could play this battle in the stupidest way possible and still win:
- Hidan does his ritual and stabs his leg
- Meliodas then converts that damage into Revenge Counter and blasts Hidan, who takes more damage
- This makes Meliodas’ next counter even more powerful
- And so on and so on
However, Hidan’s body could never keep up with this.
Meliodas, on the other hand, can blow up an entire city by just getting cranky.
So he would still likely be in one piece.
And if he decides to play it smart, Hidan would simply never get the opportunity to damage Meliodas in the first place – since he can’t compare in terms of strength or speed.
3. Witch Queen
Anime: Black Clover
The Witch Queen counters Hidan on so many levels that it’s not even funny.
Being how she uses blood magic, you would think that Hidan should have the edge, as it would be easier to get into his mouth and start the ritual. But that would probably not be the case.
On the simplest (and most hilarious) level, the Witch Queen can control all blood. So she can just wipe Hidan’s circle off the ground whenever she feels like it.
Or, in case he does that thing where he purposefully gets hurt so he can draw the circle in the first place, she can suck up all the remaining blood through the same wound.
She could even just start using him as a puppet if she really felt like it.
And since this method would just be Shikamaru’s Shadow Possession but on steroids, you can imagine how it would play out.
To the Witch Queen, Hidan would be less of an enemy and more of a funny little man who she can turn into a peon – and occasionally send on missions or torture when she feels like getting back at the men of the world.
Anime: Hellsing Ultimate
Since both of these dudes are immortal, the warm-up stage of the battle really doesn’t matter.
In fact, it doesn’t even matter whether Hidan does his ritual or not, as a fully-powered Alucard isn’t something you can take down with a few stabs to the kidney.
Once all of his restrictions are off and he turns into a giant pool of blood and eyes, what exactly can Hidan stab to feel like he’s actually doing any damage to the monstrosity that’s in front of him?
And when that same mass decides to consume him, is being immortal really a good thing?
Because I’m pretty sure it would be endless suffering and pain in this situation.
Just like with Sukuna, I’m pretty sure Hidan would just start worshiping Alucard as his new God, rather than actually fighting him to the non-death.
1. Nezuko Kamado
Anime: Demon Slayer
Although season one Nezuko wouldn’t really stand a chance against Hidan, season two Nezuko has given us a lot of material to work with.
First off: a blood-lusted Nezuko has insane regeneration.
It actually gets to the point where she can just regrow an entire limb the second she loses it.
Not the best news for Hidan.
Secondly, considering she overpowered a demon that was able to wipe out half the city in a single strike, it’s safe to say that Nezuko’s destructive power’s also a bit higher than Hidan.
However, I will say that Nezuko doesn’t have any significant feats of speed.
So they might just be even on that account.
But the real game changer is the fact that she can ignite her blood.
Let’s face it, Hidan is as demonic as they come. So I’m going to assume that it works on him.
This means two major things:
- That Nezuko can fry Hidan up while he’s trying to lick her blood off
- And that Nezuko could probably dispel Hidan’s ritual by setting herself on fire