Afro Samurai (Character)
Watch your damn mouth...
~ Afro


Afro (アフロ, Afuro), or better known as Afro Samurai (アフロサムライ, Afuro Samurai) is the main protagonist of the Afro Samurai series.

Afro is an incredibly talented swordsman whose father was decapitated in front of his own eyes as a child. That traumatic experience caused an innocent little boy to have a mind flustered with revenge and, with that, Afro grew into a cold-blooded killer, spilling the bloods of countless souls in his wake.

As the number two, Afro has killed many in defense and revenge for the ultimate goal of avenging his father.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 8-C

Name: Afro

Origin: Afro Samurai

Gender: Male

Age: Unknown, likely in his 20s or early 30s

Classification: Human, Swordsman/Samurai

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman strength, speed, agility, reflexes, endurance, durability, Master Swordsman, at the end of the series he gets the number 1 headband, which apparently makes him invincible to anyone other than the wearer of the number 2 headband

Attack Potency: Building level

Speed: Hypersonic

Lifting Strength: Superhuman (He was able to throw a huge guy across a room with one arm)

Striking Strength: Building Class

Durability: Large Building level

Stamina: Superhuman

Range: Extended melee range with his sword

Standard Equipment: His katana and its sheath

Intelligence: Mastery of swordsmanship, experience fighting many enemies from superhuman monsters to martial artists to robots

Weaknesses: Sometimes distracted by his imaginary friend Ninja Ninja (But later he loses this weakness.)

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Mid-air fighting: Afro can fight effectively in midair at thousands of feet above the ground

Note: It was never specified why only the holder of the #2 Headband could fight the #1. This profile assumes that it was because the #1 is otherwise "invincible".


Notable Victories:

Notable Losses:

Inconclusive Matches:

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  • Afro Samurai Vs Mugen

    • Yep that's right, battle of the urban samurai. Speed equalizer, both are serious. Wouldn't call it a battle to the death, but til ...
  • Afro Samurai Revision

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    • Perhaps Afro Samurai's AP is fine then. However, I may need to take a closer look at the scans here to see if Afro really blocked the beam...
    • Okay.