Anos vs. Zeno: Who Would Win in a Fight?
And while Son Goku is usually a go-to Dragon Ball character when comparisons are in question, this article’s representative of the Dragon Ball universe is going to be someone much more benign looking, yet someone infinitely more powerful. It is, of course, the absolute ruler of the Dragon Ball Multiverse, Zeno, the only one who can do anything he wishes. Zeno’s opponent in this article is going to be Anos Voldigoad from The Misfit of Demon King Academy, said to be one of the strongest characters ever. In order to properly introduce Anos and his powers, we are going to analyze whether he could defeat Zeno in a fight.
Zeno defeats Anos Voldigoad in every scenario with relative ease. Sure, Anos may be powerful and resistant to most things life throws at him, but Zeno is such a powerful multiversal presence that he would simply wipe Anos out of memory, as if he never existed. An entity that takes 2,000 years to resurrect himself in a significantly weaker form is simply no match for someone as powerful as Zeno.
Now that you have the short version of the answer, the rest of the article is going to be divided into three sections, with the first two introducing the characters, their powers and their abilities. In the end, we’re going to give our final verdict and explanation on why Zeno would win against Anos Voldigoad.
Anos Voldigoad and his powers
Anos Voldigoad was the first and strongest Demon Lord; in the Mythic Age was also known as the Demon King of Tyranny. Possessing colossal strength, he was able to reincarnate after his death after 2,000 years. He is the main protagonist of the light novel, anime, and manga adaptations of Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha.
Anos has a unique source that specializes in destruction. As Voldigoad, the blood of Anos is the king of destruction. The Voldigoad line finds it difficult to have children as their destructive sources are against childbirth. The fetus used death and destruction for his food. The closer his mother was to destruction, the better the environment was for the child’s birth.
The death of Anos’ mother while giving birth to Anos certainly contributed to Anos’ immense destructive power. Additionally, Anos is a Lion of Destruction capable of destroying the Silver Sea. As stated by Ronculus Zaybat, the source of Anos is a hellish environment plagued by incredible destruction.
Anos possesses extraordinary magical power, surpassing every other character he has encountered. His power is so epic that it cannot be measured via normal means. In his fight with Graham, Anos revealed that he was withholding his power. Unlike Graham, who will do whatever it takes to release all the magic from its source, Anos suppresses and calculates his own power against himself, controlling what little magic remains to prevent the destruction of the world.
Although Anos has been shown to have enough magical power that his own world could be destroyed by his mere presence, even deeper worlds would not be spared if he unleashed more power. As Anos nears destruction, his source becomes more powerful as it nears his true nature. While this truth applies to all sources, Anos specializes in Destruction magic, so his power is even stronger.
The Source of Anos can transcend its own destruction, though exactly what that means is still unclear. One possibility is that Anos is simply using the power he gains as the destruction approaches to prevent his own destruction and thus overcome it. Another less likely possibility is that if the source is destroyed by Anos and therefore attains infinite power and returns to destruction, as Anos theorizes, it will transcend its own destruction and reform again, as Graham noted that its two sources have a similar nature, i.e., it can reform after destruction.
The Demon King’s blood spurts from the source of Anos, which uncontrollably corrodes whatever damaged its source, including conceptual attacks such as the authorities of the gods and the environment. Anos has shown insane levels of physical strength whenever magic fails, as shown during the cross-team battle trial where he picked up Sasha’s entire castle with one hand and twisted it around his index finger.
He also showed off his physical strength when he opened the massive gates keeping his scepter hidden beneath the castle. Anos also moved the moon using physical force to create an eclipse, although he needed magic to reach the moon to capture it. Anos could physically stop the collapse of the underworld canopy with his own brute force.
It has also been claimed that Anos could destroy a universe using only his fists. Anos displays insane physical speed whenever needed to defeat his opponents. Anos was faster than Gazel Apt Ageila, who literally turned into light and reached light speed to intercept Anos. Anos also displayed his immense physical speed when reacting, blocking, and trapping Ege’s Code’s Crimson Blood Magic Spear Dihiddobreath, which transcends space-time and has no concept of “time” or “distance”.
Essentially, Anos can move when zero time is up. Anos possesses great intelligence, as evidenced by his many victories over his enemies while outmaneuvering and overpowering them in battle. He has also mastered almost every type of magic but admits he loses to the canon in source magic. He also mentions that Destruction Magic is the only category he is completely unmatched in and that Misha could surpass him in Creation Magic. Additionally, Anos creates many powerful spells on the fly and during battle.
Zeno and his powers
Grand Zeno, also known as the Omni-King, is the supreme ruler of all the Multiverse and seemingly its most powerful being ever; as far as it is known at this moment, Zeno is the most powerful Dragon Ball character ever. Since the events of the “Future” Trunks Saga, Zeno co-rules jointly with his future counterpart.
Zeno is, along with Future Zeno, one of the two most powerful characters in the entire Dragon Ball franchise. Although Zeno’s true abilities are unknown, Zeno possesses an enigmatic and unimaginable power far beyond comprehension. Champa declared that Zeno is “a God among the Gods”. His power is so great that his mere presence terrifies all the other deities, who immediately bow before him out of fear and respect.
Whis states that no one in this world is greater than Zeno, as the King of All has the power to instantly erase everything in the blink of an eye effortlessly, including individuals, planets, galaxies and even Universes. If he wanted to, he could erase all existence, as Future Zeno did during the Future Trunks Saga.
His power is so great that he can also effortlessly erase people who had gained immortality through the Super Dragon Balls, as demonstrated by the erasure of Infinite Zamasu. Zeno is the most important being in existence and holds full authority over everything, even though the High Priest holds and manages much of the authority and responsibility, due to Zeno’s childish behavior.
According to Whis, there were originally 18 Universes before Zeno destroyed 6 when he was furious. Even when Goku Black and Future Zamasu killed all the other Gods of Future Trunks’ timeline, Kaiohshin, without hesitation, ensured that Zeno was still alive, noting that no matter what happens, he cannot be killed.
Also in the manga, Infinite Zamasu is shown terrified of Zeno like all other deities. It seems, however, that Zeno does not possess the same reflexes as the Angels, in fact he was unable to follow the movements of the Gods of Destruction in the manga during their struggle nor was he able to observe those at great speed of Dyspo, to the point that the High Priest equipped it with the Slow Motion function in his GodPad, while Vados was barely able to.
However, he still has very high reflexes, as he quickly noticed Frost’s intent to kill Freeza from the stands and proceeded to cancel him before Frost could prepare the attack. According to the manga, Zeno has begun to reign over the multi-verse 8,590,412, 61 divine years from the day of the Tournament of Power, so his longevity exceeds that of all other deities.
His most powerful technique is Erase, which is is also the greatest power ever to appear in the Dragon Ball franchise, being able to wipe out entire universes. Zeno creates two balls of energy with blue hands, with which he erases any person or thing from existence, even entire universes or time lines. This technique also affects the entities who have achieved immortality with the Super Dragon Balls.
It seems that Zeno can choose whether to make this technique painful, in fact when Zamasu is a victim of it he screams due to the severe pain caused by the technique, while when the King completely cancels the losers in the Tournament of Power they do not seem to try it.
There are two variations of this technique: the first, as demonstrated during the cancellation of Universe 9, consists in immobilizing the victims over time until the technique is completed; the second, as demonstrated during the cancellation of Universes 2 and 6, consists instead in canceling the victims without immobilizing them, giving them time to say their last words. Zeno used this technique to erase six of the eighteen existing Universes.
Anos Voldigoad vs. Zeno: Who Would Win?
And now for the most important and interesting section of our article – the analysis. Here, we are going to use what we have found out about these two characters and analyze how all these facts would (or would not) help them in a fight against each other. Let us continue.
Whatever you might have read on Reddit or Quora, we have to be clear – Anos stands absolutely no chance against Zeno in any universe. Zeno is an overly powerful being despite his looks, while Anos is – at best – a more powerful version of a well-known shonen and isekai type of character with great powers and abilities. Let us compare them briefly.
Anos is certainly the better fighter of the two but that is only because Zeno does not fight, as he seems to find it boring. Zeno has the mentality of a child and he just doesn’t like doing things that do not entertain him in one way or the other. In that aspect, he might seem like someone whose powers are overexaggerated, but Zeno has proven that he is capable of anything.
Anos’ power levels could be compared to those of a God of Destruction; we could state that Anos is comparable to, let’s say, Beerus in some aspect. Having said that, when Beerus noticed the presence of Zeno, he was frightened and immediately bowed before the Omni-King, knowing that displeasing Zeno can have grave consequences. As we have stated, Zeno once completely annihilated six entire universes simply because he was angry at the time. There is absolutely nothing that Zeno cannot do and no opponent he could not defeat.
Zeno’s ultimate technique, Erase, is so powerful that it can completely remove all traces of an existence without any exceptions. Where the Hakai is powerful enough and could also destroy Anos, it still has its limitations; Erase, on the other hand, does not have any limitations whatsoever and it would wipe out Anos in a second, regardless of his resurrecting abilities. Plus, coming back in a weaker state after 2,000 years isn’t that big of a deal, in the first place, eh?
Just look at Zeno! Future Zeno decided to destroy his own timeline. Do you think he died? He did not. He came to the present and now rules over the Multiverse with his present form. If his present form would destroy everything, he would still not die because there is always one iteration of Zeno that would remain. It has been confirmed that Zeno cannot be killed and that he is truly immortal; he doesn’t even need to resurrect – he simply cannot be killed.
And this is, ultimately, where Zeno kicks Anos’ ass in every aspect. There is nothing that Anos could throw at Zeno that would even hurt him, whereas Zeno can wipe Anos out into eternal oblivion on a mere whim. There is absolutely no situation in which Anos actually wins this one.