20 Best Anime Characters With Wings (Ranked)

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Anime characters with wings are not very common, but they are always fascinating to watch. Whether they are angels, demons, dragons, or something else, these characters have a special appeal that sets them apart from the rest. Wings can symbolize freedom, power, grace, or mystery, depending on the character and the story. In this article, we will rank the 20 best anime characters with wings, based on their popularity, personality, and role in their respective anime. From the heroic Hawks from My Hero Academia to the sinister Ryuk from Death Note, these are the winged wonders that soar above the rest. Let’s begin!

20. Raynare (High School DxD)


Raynare from High School DxD is a fallen angel and Issei’s first antagonist. Under the name Yuma Amano, she is Issei’s girlfriend at the beginning of the series, but she kills him by sticking a spear of light into his abdomen on her first date. She returns to capture Asia to obtain her Sacred Gear, however Issei and her allies eventually attack her and at his request, she is destroyed by Rias. She was accompanied by the fallen angels Dohnaseek, Karawarner, and Mittelt, also killed by Rias.

19. Astrea (Heaven’s Lost Property)

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Astraea is a “close combat, Delta-type” Angeloid. She weighs 48 kg, measures 159 cm, and has a “non-variable” and “hyper-acceleration” wing type. She is the last of the first generation Angeloids to break free from the control of the Synapse, thanks to the influence of Tomoki. The Synapse sends her to kill Tomoki. With limited intelligence due to her low processing power, she is stupid. She also loves to eat and calls Tomoki an idiot. This will become his new master. She has a sword (Chrysaor) and a shield (Aegis L) to fight.

18. Ophanimon (Digimon)


Ophanimon is an Angel Digimon and one of the most powerful Digimon in general. As one of the “Celestial Digimon,” it is a holy, mother-like being that conveys the loving and merciful side of God. It is the last form of the feminine Angel Digimon. It banned the previous angel species, Cho-Hakkaimon, from Heaven for an unspecified crime. However, it is also believed that Laylamon, who fell from Heaven and became known as the “Goddess of Darkness,” was originally an Ophanimon herself.

17. Seraphimon (Digimon)

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Seraphimon first appears in Adventure 02 Digimon Hurricane Touchdown !! / Supreme Evolution !! The Golden Digimentals. In this film, Angemon battles the evil Digimon Kerpymon.

During the battle, Angemon and Angewomon Digivolve into their mega-level forms in order to release the Golden Digi-Eggs for Veemon and Terriermon, allowing them to armor-evolve Magnamon and Rapidmon, who immediately begin battling the evil Digimon, defeating him, while Seraphimon Patamon regresses, as does Gatomon. In the main series, Patamon first reaches this form in the fourth Digimon Adventure tri. movie, intervening to aid Houhoumon (Phoenixmon) in the battle against Machinedramon, later regressing into Tokomon.


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16. Monet (One Piece)

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Monet was a scout and assistant to Caesar Clown and his subordinates at the research facility on Punk Hazard. Her original human arms and legs were replaced with bird limbs, giving her a harpy-like appearance. In truth, she was a member and officer of the Donquixote Pirates and was sent by Doflamingo as an undercover agent. Due to her mission and actions, she could be considered the tertiary antagonist of the Punk Hazard Arc. She was also the older sister of Sugar.

15. Mael (Seven Deadly Sins)


Mael of the Sun is an elite warrior of the Clan of Goddesses, serving directly under the orders of the Supreme Deity as a member of the Four Archangels. He is also the younger brother of Lightning Sky. During the First Holy War, Gowther of Selflessness and his “son” reforged the memory of Mael and all his relatives, giving him a new identity as the Deputy Chief of the Ten Commandments and son of the Demon King, under the name of Estarossa of Charity.

14. Carla (Fairy Tail)

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Carla, also known as Charles, is a white cat similar to Happy but female in the Fairy Tail series. She shares a close bond with Wendy Marvel, having met her when Carla’s egg landed in the Cait Shelter guild building. Initially a member of Cait Shelter, Carla is now part of Fairy Tail alongside Wendy. She possesses the ability of premonition, a power inherited from her mother, Chagot, who is the queen of the Realm of the Exceeds. Carla’s favorite drink is Darjeeling tea.


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13. ShadowSeraphimon (Digimon)

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ShadowSeraphimon is a corrupted form of Seraphimon in the Digimon series. It emerges from Seraphimon’s hidden inner resentment, leading it into darkness. The once golden wings of Seraphimon turn dark and bat-like, adopting a menacing appearance. If this state persists, it is believed that ShadowSeraphimon may transform into Daemon. Additionally, a specific version of ShadowSeraphimon is created from the combined data of Mercurymon and Seraphimon, incorporating Mercurymon’s tactics.

12. Angewomon (Digimon)


Angewomon is Ultimate level Digivolution of Gatomon. As its name explains (crossing of the English words “angel” and “woman”), it is the counterpart of Angemon, even if Angewomon surpasses it in level, as evidenced by its eight wings which, when folded, resemble a cloak. Angewomon resembles a cross between an angel and a Valkyrie due to the winged helmet. He has blue eyes, as evidenced by Gatomon’s Digivolution sequence.

11. Nymph (Heaven’s Lost Property)

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Nymph is a β-type electronic warfare Angeloid in the series. Initially sent to Earth to retrieve Ikaros, she becomes attached to humans, particularly Tomoki, and decides to stay. Despite her wings being “Non-Variable” and “Stealth (Infiltration)” types, she cannot overpower Ikaros. Nymph desires Tomoki to be her master and ends up living with him, Ikaros, Astrea, and Chaos in Tomoki’s house. She weighs 29 kg and stands at 1.39 m, distinguishing herself from Ikaros by her ability to fully retract her wings.


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10. Angemon (Digimon)


Angemon is Patamon’s Champion level Digivolution. Angemon, as his name also indicates, is a six-winged angel dressed in white and blue clothing. Like several other humanoid-shaped Digimon, such as Angewomon, Kazemon, and Silphymon, his eyes are covered, in this case by a helmet, and are never seen, giving him the appearance of a blind prophet. Angemon first appears during the final battle against Devimon. The evil Digimon has already defeated the other six DigiDestined and their Digimon partners, but when he tries to grab TK, Patamon stands between Digimon and his human partner and finally Digivolves into his form at the Champion level.

9. Suigintou (Rozen Maiden)


The first of the Rozen Maiden. She still had her rosa mystica after the others, more exactly when she “died”; only her love for Rozen held her upright. It is an incomplete doll (a piece of debris, as Shinku puts it). Rozen abandoned it to create other dolls. His stomach is missing. Suigintou has unparalleled hatred for Shinku due to the treachery and hypocrisy Shinku displayed 68 years ago. Her determination to win Alice’s Game and her devastating feather-based attacks make her a formidable opponent.

8. Yue (Cardcaptor Sakura)


At first, Yue comes in the form of Yukito (Mathieu). But Yukito ignores the presence of Yue, who is alive and well inside him. Yue will appear on the Day of Final Judgment (when Sakura collects all the misplaced cards) where he will qualify Sakura as worthy of being the rightful Mistress of Cards.

Yue is the other card keeper, but is very attached to his old master, he will have a hard time accepting his new mistress. It is associated with the Moon and uses oriental-type magic. The elementary cards that represent it are wind and water. Yue cannot eat or drink and yet Yukito can eat pounds of food.

7. Ikaros (Heaven’s Lost Property)

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Presented as a “companion Angeloid, type α” from the start, It will finally be revealed that Ikaros is a “strategy Angeloid, type α”; she is “linked” to Tomoki from the beginning of the story (notably by the invisible chain between her necklace and Tomoki’s hand). Ikaros shows a very submissive, melancholy personality, she is completely devoted to Tomoki’s wishes.

She apparently has the power to make any wish come true through some kind of magic card. Despite his passive appearance, Ikaros can turn aggressive when Tomoki’s life is in danger. She is the first person to kiss Tomoki.

6. Kanade Tachibana (Angel Beats!)

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Kanade, the student council president in the series, is tasked with quelling disruptions and conflicts instigated by the SSS. Nicknamed “the Angel” by Yuri due to her mysterious demeanor and lack of emotional expression, Kanade’s real name remains unknown. Despite her seemingly gentle appearance, she possesses significant power derived from a program called “Angel Player.” Her enigmatic nature and formidable abilities contribute to the intrigue surrounding her character.


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5. Devimon (Digimon)


Devimon makes his debut appearance in the Digimon Adventure series and returns briefly in Digimon Adventure 02. Devimon is the first main antagonist of the DigiDestined. He is a Virus-type Champion-level Digimon, reigning supreme on File Island. He lived in an Acropolis-like temple on top of Mount Infinity, where he used black wheels to take control of the most powerful Digimon, such as Meramon, Andromon, Monzaemon, Unimon, Leomon, Frigimon, Mojyamon, Centarumon, Drimogemon, or Whamon.

4. Albedo (Overlord)


Albedo, a succubus, serves as the Regent of the Guardians in the Great Tomb of Nazarick. Responsible for overseeing the seven Level Guardians and managing various aspects of the tomb, Albedo’s personality was crafted by Tabula, a former guild member. Ainz, the master of Nazarick, made slight modifications, leading to Albedo being deeply in love with him. Her obsession with Ainz goes to the extent of desiring to have offspring with him, creating a rivalry with Shalltear due to their shared affection for their lord.

3. Hawks (My Hero Academia)

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Hawks, also known as the “precocious Hero,” is a friendly and carefree young man with exceptional capabilities as a Pro Hero. At just twenty-two years old, he swiftly climbed the hero rankings, securing the second position after the retirement of All Might. Hawks’ abilities originate from his childhood involvement in a specialized hero training program. Despite his informal demeanor and impertinent attitude, he is dedicated to achieving his goals and approaches hero work with a workaholic mindset. Recognizing the necessity for guidance following All Might’s departure, Hawks strives to fill the void as a Symbol of Peace.

2. Ulquiorra Cifer (Bleach)


Ulquiorra Cifer is the Cuatro Espada, his number is tattooed on his left pectoral muscle, where the heart is. It does not have a known fraction to date. He is the Espada symbolizing nothingness. Ichigo was shocked to learn that he was the Cuatro Espada, mistaking him for the Primera, seeing that Ulquiorra was his goal. The level difference with the Sexta Espada, Grimmjow Jaggerjack, whom Ichigo has defeated with difficulty, is abysmal. Ulquiorra seems to have complete trust in Aizen, and conversely, Aizen has never contradicted Ulquiorra’s decisions. He can release his zanpakutō and has the ability to regenerate limbs that he has lost except for his brain and internal organs.


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1. Ryūk (Death Note)

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Ryūk is a death god (Shinigami) who is deeply bored in the world of the death gods. Possessing two Death Note, he drops one in the human world in an attempt to be entertained. He follows Light everywhere (because he is the new owner of the Death Note and Ryūk must follow him until Light’s death) but remains neutral in relation to events.

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