The color purple is generally perceived as mysterious and intriguing. No wonder those rare characters who rock purple hair tend to pique interest. While exploring the subject we found out there are a lot more female characters with purple hair than males. Also, quite a lot of characters with purple hair are cute anime girls. So we tossed their top representatives into the mix as well.
From purple hair witches and fairies to powerful superheroes, in this list, we count down the most powerful 20 characters with purple hair.
The Most Powerful 20 Characters with Purple Hair
20/20. Violet Song Jat Shariff (Ultraviolet)
Violet is a Hemophage – a human-infected virus that causes vampire-like symptoms. The symptoms include also Super-human physical abilities, a healing factor, and elongated sharp canines.
Violet is a member of an underground resistance movement fighting to protect the haemophage from the government. The state has started rounding up infected citizens and exterminating them in order to contain the virus. Violet fights back using her swordsmanship skills and haemophage-physiology.
19/20. Leela (Futurama)
Turanga Leela is a cartoon babe and the captain of the Planet Express delivery spacecraft. With a “No rain or sleet” attitude and a “Kick-your-ass” grace, this delivery captain is a refreshing source of professionalism. For better or worse, the ship runs on her high-octane passions.
She inherited her purple hair from her mother and she usually ties it in a ponytail. As a mutant, Leela has a peculiar metabolism different from that of standard humans. Mutagens cannot harm her, and she seems resistant to many poisons, environmental hazards, and illnesses.
Leela is very good at sports and very well-muscled. As a recruit of the Earth forces, she surpasses every other recruit on the training ground. Even among well-trained males, she has shown extraordinary strength. On top of that, Leela is also highly skilled in martial arts.
18/20. Randy Cunningham (Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja)
A 9th-grade student and a Ninja at Norrisville High. Randy is an average high school kid who tries to fit in with the popular crowd and be cool. He has a short attention span and is sometimes lazy. Despite his personality, he is quick-witted in ninja situations. This character has naturally Tyrian purple hair and his ninja training has made him a bit muscular.
In the beginning, Randy thinks that becoming a ninja is awesome but quickly learns that it is not an easy task. Randy is somewhat of a “freestyle fighter”, using almost everything in his environment to gain the upper hand in battle.
Randy also has many Ninja weapons in his arsenal, including the Ninja Sword, smoke bombs, chain sickles, and many others. His scarf has proven to be a helpful object as well, good for grabbing objects. Although ninjas are known to use stealth for their advantage, Randy doesn’t seem to use this skill much but has proven to be able to do it.
17/20. Hit-Girl (Kick-Ass)
Mindy Macready from the movie Kick-Ass is the daughter of Damon Macready, a famous NYPD officer, who was framed for drug dealing and imprisoned for five years before she was born. After Damon’s release from prison, he was given custody of Mindy.
He trained her in martial arts and taught her how to use various forms of weaponry. including guns, knives, spears, and grenades. As the deadly father-daughter crime-fighting duo Big Daddy and Hit-Girl, the two superheroes set out to avenge Damon’s imprisonment by tracking down and killing the mob crime lord who framed him.
Hit-Girl is a weapon specialist, an expert in hand-to-hand fighting. The nature of Hit-Girl’s training has made her particularly brutal and remorseless in combat. Her physical, and skill set is virtually unmatched by any character in the Kick-Ass movie.
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16/20. Ramona Flowers (Scott Pilgrim)
An American emigrant who lived in New York and now works as a “Ninja delivery girl” for Amazon in Canada. She is 24 years old and Scott Pilgrim’s main love interest. Ramona reveals very little about herself and is very discreet about her past in New York Ramona has enhanced strength, enough to snap a metal pole to use as a weapon. She is capable of traveling through Subspace and has seven evil exes who challenge Scott for her affection.
She is also strong enough to live after her most powerful evil ex stabbed her in the back. Although she is also very agile as she can run on walls, but not as agile as Knives. Her most used power in the Scott Pilgrim series is the use of the Subspace Highway. And, she is the only known person in Canada who has mastered it. Now, this kind of supernatural power earned her a place in front of the more “physical” contenders.
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15/20. Plum (Bravest Warriors)
An alien girl about 16 years old. She is considered the 5th unofficial member of the Bravest Warriors heroes-for-hire team. Like the rest of her race, the Merewifs, she is mermaid-like, which means she has a mermaid tail that replaces her legs whilst swimming.
Plum has been seen wielding a bazooka and other large guns, but these are not staples in her combat. She is able to transform into a more powerful form with tentacles and glowing eyes that managed to defeat the powerful Galorian Tear-Sucker.
14/20. Roxy (Winx Club)
The Fairy of Animals and a member of the Winx Club. Roxy is the youngest and weakest of the fairies. She is an animal lover and a strong-willed, rebellious girl, but still very emotional and prone to tears. As the Fairy of Animals, Roxy has animal-based powers. Roxy is a magical girl who can empathize with animals and feel what they are feeling and can calm them down if they are scared, hurt, or angry. She can speak to them and summon them telepathically. Roxy can also grant animals the ability to speak like humans.
Roxy has also been shown to lend magical strength to the animals to make them more powerful. She also has the ability to read an animal’s mind and make them act under her control allowing her to tame wild animals. Her magic is colored aquamarine/blue-green. Roxy seems to possess a form of “danger sense” as seen in Winx Club Forever! when she could sense the Wizards of the Black Circle’s presence in her house.
13/20. Rarity (My Little Pony)
A female unicorn pony who represents the element of generosity. She works as both a fashion designer and a seamstress at her own shop in Ponyville, the Carousel Boutique. Rarity has a strong love of beauty and cares both for her own beauty as well as for others. As a unicorn, she performs magic in connection with making things “fabulous”, like gem-finding, dressmaking, and topiary art.
Among her other magic skills, she has strong telekinesis that enables her to telekinetically pull a couch from her home within a matter of seconds in order to dramatically swoon and collapse upon it. Despite Rarity’s delicate nature and formal personality, she shows a tendency for brute force. She has no problem getting into physical conflicts and would deliver a kick to her rival’s face, knocking him unconscious. She also knows how to talk tough, like she did when she threatened the teenage dragons, viciously telling them that she will “rip [them] to pieces”.
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12/20. Vidia (Tinker Bell)
Vidia is a fairy with a long plum-colored, dark purple hair character, with fair skin, pouty lips, and arched eyebrows. She prides herself on being the fastest fairy there is and scoffs at the notion that anyone else – especially a fairy-like Tinker Bell – is anywhere near her level, as she makes forces of nature, while tinkers make pots and pans.
Vidia tends to be secretive, keeping extra pixie dust locked in a box hidden under her bed and racing dragonflies when the other fairies aren’t looking. She is self-centered and believes not all fairies are created equal. She is often shown to be vindictive, jealous, and spiteful.
11/20. Raven Queen (Ever After High)
A 15-year-old student at Ever After High, where the children of many fairy tale entities come to learn and prepare for their destiny to take their parents’ roles within the stories. Raven rejects her destiny to take her evil mother’s place, as playing the role of villain does not sit well with her. Just like her mother, Raven can conjure up incredible hexes, enchantments & spells.
She can not only use transformations & teleportation but she can break curses as well. She is shown to levitate objects, create energy blasts, and even freeze time. Although she is not evil by any extent of the word, Raven possesses dark magic.
Anger seems to amplify her magic and when spellcasting, it has the potential to distort the intended effect of her spells.
10/20. Zatanna (DC Super Hero Girls)
“Zee” Zatara is a student at Metropolis High School, a character with purple hair, a stage magician in training, and one of the most powerful magic casters in the universe. She is a good, helpful, and loyal friend, but her temper can sometimes get the best of her, especially when people say her magic is fake.
Together with the other five teen female superheroes, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Bumblebee, and Jessica Cruz, she forms a new super-team that fights super-villains. Besides her magic, she has flight ability, reality alteration skills, and dimensional travel.
9/10. Morgan le Fay (Marvel Comics)
A marvel supervillainess based on the villainess by the same name from King Arthur Legend. Originally from an island that remained of Atlantis after it sank, Morgan is a powerful sorceress using both nature magic and spells from the Book of Sins. Morgan le Fay possesses a natural affinity for magical forces which is a result of her half-faeries genetic structure. She also possesses a gifted intellect, and as a former pupil of Merlin, she possesses a great deal of magical knowledge, considered one of the greatest sorceresses in Earth’s history.
Due to her faerie heritage, she possesses innate personal powers such as the ability to control minds; she also possesses the ability to engage in astral projection. She also has the faerie ability to manipulate mystical energy, often through spells and enchantments of ancient Celtic origin, an ability she has honed through practice. Finally, she has abilities as a high priestess of the Earth goddess (Gaea) by invoking her Celtic name, Danu.
8/20. Supernova (Rick and Morty)
A super-heroine and a member of The Vindicators superhero team. Supernova is a purple cosmic being from a species of collapsing stars. And the main antagonist of the Rick and Morty episode “Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender” Supernova is shown to be a loyal, dedicated, and heroic woman who stops evil wherever it lies.
She has numerous super powers including flight, telekinesis, and creating energy blasts. She gave life to Million Ants and was also able to take it away in the blink of an eye.
When she says: “Star Mother, grant me your wrath” a portal of shooting stars appears behind her and sends out energy blasts that home in on enemies.
7/20. Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Born in Zen-Whoberi, the home planet of the Zehoberei species. Gamora was adopted by genocidal warlord Thanos who invaded Zen-Whober and exterminated half of her race. She served Thanos for years before betraying him in an attempt to free herself from his ways. She later became a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy and fought alongside them to defeat Thanos once and for all.
As a Zehoberei, Gamora naturally possesses physical capabilities beyond any human being, which were further augmented by Thanos’ use of bionic and cybernetic enhancements to improve her skills as an assassin.
Trained extensively by Thanos and having years of fighting experience when carrying out Thanos’ missions, Gamora is highly proficient in both armed and hand-to-hand combat. Her skills are so advanced that even Thanos himself held her in such high regard that he openly considered her the finest of his children and the fiercest woman in the galaxy.
In our opinion, if Thanos himself considered her the fiercest woman in the galaxy then she surely deserves a place in the top ten of this list.
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6/20. Trunks (Dragon Ball)
An Earthling-Saiyan purple hair hero, which means he is half-alien. As a child Trunks was quite cocky and stingy, as well as mischievous. Due to being the heir to Capsule Corporation and being pampered by his family, Trunks grew up to be a spoiled child. For example, he would not respect someone he does not like, as shown when he disrespects Goku when they first meet.
Due to a combination of his Saiyan heritage and having trained under his father Vegeta at an early age, Trunks became a powerful Dragon Ball fighter early on. At the age of eight, he already became the Junior Division Champion of the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament. Trunks are proficient in multiple techniques, such as the Ki Blast energy wave, the ability to fly using ki (the life force energy), the Kakusan Energy Dan, where Trunks lets out three ki blasts all at once, one hovering over the other, and many more.
5/20. Pandora (DC Comics)
A mysterious figure from antiquity. She is responsible for opening Pandora’s Box and was cursed for all of eternity for that, forced to walk the world for eternity to experience the pain she wrought by releasing the spirits of evil upon man. She spent centuries in shame and isolation, only to return to break her curse. Pandora cannot die by normal means such as age, disease, or starvation.
Even wounds seem to have no effect on her. She has been shown getting shot straight through her head without effect. She can also strike through the veil that separates the living and the spirits beyond.
Pandora has spent thousands of years mastering a wide variety of fighting styles. She also studied under ancient wizards, healers, and druids learning how to make an ally of nature as well as the binding of spirits, and more.
4/20. Lucifer (The Devil Is A Part-Timer!)
Hanzō Urushihara / Lucifer is a fallen angel (demon) and one of the Demon Lord’s generals. After the Demon Lord (Satan) and his forces of evil were defeated by the Hero Emilia Justina, they were forced to flee through a dimensional portal that dropped them off in modern-day Japan.
Lucifer was secretly rescued by Olba Meyer, a rogue Archbishop who temporarily joined forces with Lucifer to kill Emilia and Satan. On Earth, Lucifer’s powers are limited, and have to feed off the negative emotions of humans in the surroundings to regain his powers. Still, Lucifer can summon black wings to fly at great speed and he is able to fire purple-colored projectiles that can either pierce or explode upon its contact.
Lucifer also has a large amount of power. Usually, it’s in the form of magic bullets that are capable of piercing through signboards, and human bodies, and can also explode on impact.
3/20. Psylocke (X-men)
Elizabeth “Betsy” Braddock, a class 4 mutant who possesses several telekinetic powers. She can generate, create, project, and manipulate constructs comprised of pure energy.
Psylocke is a Marvel female superhero who works as an enforcer before she joins En Sabah Nur (also known as Apocalypse) in his undertaking to destroy and remake the world.
She can project purple psychic energy, usually into the form of an energy blade that can burn through metal. She can also read the minds of other individuals. As a class 4 mutant out of a possible 5, it’s easy to understand why Psylocke made it so high on this list.
2/20. Raven (Titans, TV series)
Rachel Roth is a teenage girl who possesses supernatural powers of apocalyptic proportions inherited from her demonic father, Trigon. When she realizes that her father plans to come back to Earth through a dimensional portal she’s supposed to create for him and destroy the world, she must learn to control the darkness inside of her or the world will be doomed. Because of her Human-Demon physiology, Raven has powerful magical abilities.
She has the power to make an illusion of people. Produce pure darkness from her body that resembles a viscous liquid or mist. Manipulate the element for a multitude of purposes. Oh yeah, she can also bring inanimate objects to life!
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1/20. Sinbad (Magi: Adventure of Sinbad)
The most popular adventurer on the seven seas; a man famous for his many adventures in foreign lands. Sinbad is very powerful and extremely skilled in swordplay. He has the ability to use the energy created from the home of souls in times of need He has decent martial arts skills.
Sinbad is a seven-time Dungeon Capturer, having gained the Djinns, Ball, Zepar, Focalor, Valefor, Furfur, Vepar, and Crocell. His massive collection of Djinns, plus Sinbad’s experience, makes him the strongest man in the world. Djinns are beings that possess incredible powers. It also makes him our top pick for this list of the 20 most powerful characters with purple hair.