Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

W for Winry Rockbell, W for War Hammer Titan, W for Wendy Marvell. In this article, you will find the most iconic anime characters whose names start with W.

40. Whitey Bay (One Piece)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

“Ice Witch” Whitey Bay is an infamous New World pirate captain who was once a member of the Whitebeard Pirates before forming her own crew subordinate to Whitebeard. She is an experienced veteran, having started as a member of the Whitebeard Pirates during their early years before becoming a captain of her own pirate crew. 

39. Wanda (One Piece)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Wanda is a canine mink of the Warrior Beast Tribe, a Kingsbird aide to both Inuarashi and Nekomamushi, and a member of the Inuarashi Musketeer Squad. Similar to a dog, she has a habit of licking the faces of others as a way of displaying affection, as demonstrated when she licked Luffy’s face on two separate occasions.

38. Wataru Takagi (Detective Conan)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Wataru Takagi is a police sergeant and detective from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police District’s Criminal Investigation First Division. While he is initially self-conscious and bumbling, Takagi is a dedicated member of the Tokyo Police Force and shows promise as a good officer as the series progresses.

37. Walter C. Dornez (Hellsing)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Walter C. Dornez is a 69-year-old retired member of the Hellsing organization. In his youth, he appeared to be belligerent, short-tempered, foul-mouthed, arrogant, and almost sadistic in his love of battle, as seen when insulting and mocking The Major and gleefully slicing up the Millennium soldiers.

36. White Star (Soul Eater)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

White Star was an assassin of the infamous Star Clan as well as the father of Black Star who was killed by Death Weapon Meister Academy’s forces after their clan operated outside the rules established by the organization. As a member of the Star Clan, he was known as a ruthless man who was reputed to do anything for money.

35. Wabisuke (Bleach)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Wabisuke is the manifested spirit of Izuru Kira’s Zanpakutō in the Bleach anime. He has a habit of telling his opponents they are open to an attack from behind, and is merciless in battle, incapacitating Izuru Kira and preparing to decapitate him soon afterward.

34. Wicca (One Piece)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Wicca is a female dwarf from Tontatta Kingdom beneath Green Bit and she, along with other members of her kind often pose as Dressrosa’s fairies and take their “offerings”. She is a member of the Tontatta Pirates, the 5th Division of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet. 

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33. Wadatsumi (One Piece)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

“Large Monk” Wadatsumi is a giant tiger blowfish fish-man and a member of the Sun Pirates who was formerly a member of the Flying Pirates under captain Vander Decken IX before they were defeated. Contrary to the nasty reputation and behavior of his crew and captain, Wadatsumi seems to be more of a gentle and kind nature, as he destroyed two towns only due to sheer carelessness, which he apologized for in a genuinely remorseful manner, and cheerfully celebrated with the citizens upon resolving the situation.

32. Wapol (One Piece)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

“Tin-Plate” Wapol is the former monarch of the Drum Kingdom and became a pirate after fleeing from his country when Blackbeard and his crew attacked Drum Island. After his defeat by the Straw Hat Pirates, he became the head of his own toy enterprise, married Kinderella, and two years later, he was given his own kingdom by the World Nobles.

31. Wet-Haired Caribou (One Piece)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Wet-Haired Caribou is an infamous rookie pirate who was at the Sabaody Archipelago around the time of the Straw Hat Pirates’ reunion. He has earned a bounty of 210,000,000 Beli, making him part of the new generation of rookie pirates with bounties over 100,000,000 Beli.

30. Woop Slap (One Piece)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Woop Slap is the mayor of Monkey D. Luffy’s hometown, Foosha Village. For the most part, Woop Slap is a typical village elder: practical, humorless, and disdainful of pirates (with the semi-exception of Shanks) and as such, he is Foosha Village’s loudest, if not only, critic against Luffy’s dreams of piracy, and has remained so long after Luffy’s crew attained worldwide notoriety. 

29. Wyper (One Piece)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

“Berserker” Wyper is the former leader of the Shandia warriors that fought to take Upper Yard back from Enel. He is an antagonist later turned ally during the Skypiea Arc and after the time skip, he is one of God’s Guards.

28. Warcry (Fairy Tail)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Warcry is a Mage of the Quatro Cerberus Guild. Warcry, as his very name suggests with a pun, utilizes Tear Magic, focused on the use of his tears.

27. Wally Buchanan (Fairy Tail)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Wally Buchanan is an old friend of Erza’s, having known her since childhood during their slavery days working on the Tower of Heaven, and is later revealed to be Richard’s long-lost younger brother. Wally, and his brother, Richard, lost their parents at a very young age and lived on cultivating potatoes.

26. Warren Rocko (Fairy Tail)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Warren Rocko is a Mage of the Fairy Tail Guild. Warren cares a lot for his comrades, out of all of them, he appears to be closer friends with Max as the two are often seen together the most.

25. Wakaba Mine (Fairy Tail)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Wakaba Mine is a veteran Mage of the Fairy Tail Guild. He is a long-time friend of Macao Conbolt, acting as his adviser during Macao’s tenure as the guild’s Fourth Guild Master.

24. West Kai (Dragon Ball)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

West Kai is the king of the West Area of the universe and North Kai’s personal rival in the Dragon Ball series. West Kai is quite arrogant, rude, and insulting, and also a very sore loser, being unwilling to lose without making up some excuse when it’s obvious he lost no matter how ridiculous the excuse is. 

23. Wilhelm Van Astrea (Re: Zero – Starting Life In Another World)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Wilhelm Van Astrea is a member of the Crusch Camp, Theresia van Astrea’s husband, and a supporting character in Re: Zero – Starting Life In Another World. In his youth, Wilhelm fought in the Demi-Human War, where he earned the title of Sword Demon, and following the end of the Demi-Human War and Bordeaux’s resignation, he was given the honor of being the new Captain of the Zelgeff Squadron.

22. Wedy (Death Note)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Wedy is a professional cat burglar under the employment of L. Like L and Watari, Wedy also uses an initial in her computer communication, and in order to avoid confusion with Watari (“W”) she deliberately uses the lowercase “w.” 

21. Weisz Steiner (Edens Zero)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Weisz Steiner is an Adventurer and a member of the crew of Edens Zero, as well as their mechanical engineer. He is also a former thief from Planet Norma and the younger version of Professor Weisz from the year X442.

20. Windy (Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

The “Wind Ignis”, alternatively named Windy, is a character in the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime, and the tertiary antagonist of Season 2. He is one of the six Ignis where he is modeled after an unknown boy as part of the Hanoi Project.

19. Wakiya Komurasaki (Beyblade Burst)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Wakiya Komurasaki is a character featured in the anime and manga series, Beyblade Burst. In Beyblade Burst Evolution, he returns with his newly evolved bey, Tempest Wyvron 4Glaive Atomic and is the owner of the Spanish team Sunbat United and leads it to battle in the World Championships. 

18. William James Moriarty (Yuukoku No Moriarty)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

William James Moriarty, also known as just Moriarty, is the main character of Yuukoku No Moriarty. His real name is unknown, having assumed the name of his deceased adoptive brother at a young age, and his arch nemesis is Sherlock Holmes, who is a professor of mathematics and a crime consultant. 

17. Weinheidt (The Seven Deadly Sins)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Weinheidt is a member of the group of Holy Knights, Dawn Roar, and is the marksman of the team. Like the other Dawn Roar members, Weinheidt is willing to kill anybody for the mission and is faithful to whatever mission his team is assigned to, and doesn’t care about the motives behind the mission as long as the job gets done, although he can be curious sometimes. 

16. Wasabi Izuno (Naruto)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Wasabi Izuno is a kunoichi from Konohagakure’s Izuno Clan and a chūnin from Team 15. Wasabi is a direct person who is not afraid to speak her mind, she is motivated and hyperactive, and despite her usually passionate and outgoing nature, Wasabi feels a great deal of pressure from her clan, who have great expectations for her. 

15. Welfin (HunterxHunter)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Welfin is a wolf-like Chimera Ant and former Squadron Leader whose human name was Zaiqahal. Welfin is ambitious, sly, and careful; he planned to build his status with the Royal Guards while at the same time currying favor with Bizeff, whom he intended to control to become the “Shadow King” and exert his power from behind the scenes, avoiding the dangers and responsibilities of standing in the spotlight.

14. Wing (HunterxHunter)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Wing is Zushi’s teacher and a former student of Biscuit in HunterxHunter who introduced Killua and Gon to Nen. Wing is somewhat absent-minded and has a modest, quiet demeanor; he is a patient, but strict teacher, and seems to care deeply for his students, valuing their potential and safety.

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13. Wonderweiss Margela (Bleach)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Wonderweiss Margela is the 77th Arrancar in Sōsuke Aizen’s army and the only modified Arrancar under Aizen’s command and though not an Espada, Soul Society ranks his Spiritual Energy in the same class as theirs. According to Aizen, all forms of rationality, memory retention, speech, and intelligence were purposely removed to enhance his power and because of this, Wonderweiss’ personality is very childlike. 

12. Whis (Dragon Ball)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Whis is the Guide Angel Attendant of Universe 7’s God of Destruction, Beerus, as well as his martial arts teacher. Along with the other angels, he is a child of the Grand Minister, and like all attendants, he is bound to the service of his deity and usually does not leave Beerus unaccompanied. 

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11. William Vangeance (Black Clover)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

William Vangeance is the first captain of the Clover Kingdom’s Golden Dawn squad of the Magic Knights and is said to be the closest person to becoming the next Magic Emperor. He is an observant, cautious individual who quickly notices Asta’s high athletic ability during the exam, and who also attempts to keep the other captains in check during Gueldre’s attempted escape by pointing out that the other man may be under the influence of someone else’s magic. 

10. Watchdog Man (One Punch Man)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Watchdog Man is the S-Class Rank 12 professional hero of the Hero Association in One Punch Man and is in charge of Q-City. Watchdog Man has been shown to be very blunt and nonchalant, and he always displays a stoic and unbothered expression on his face; he also has a habit of wearing his costume all the time, even keeping it on when he bathes

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9. Wakatoshi Ushijima (Haikyū!!)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Wakatoshi Ushijima is a third-year student at Shiratorizawa Academy who occupies the role of the captain of the boys’ volleyball team and plays as a wing spiker and is the team’s ace. He was the number one ace in Miyagi Prefecture and ranked among the country’s top three aces. 

8. White Fang (Naruto)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Sakumo Hatake, renowned across the shinobi world as Konoha‘s White Fang, was a jōnin of Konohagakure’s Hatake, hailed as a genius shinobi, and was praised for his talents in the ninja arts even by the likes of Minato Namikaze, the future Fourth Hokage. His son, Kakashi Hatake, proved himself a genius like Sakumo and idolized him, desiring to become just as great a ninja as his father.

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7. Wrath (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Wrath is a Human-based Homunculus made by Father and is also the last Homunculus created by Father. He was installed as Commander-in-Chief of Amestris, under the name King Bradley and under his rule Amestris has gone to war with its neighboring countries far more than ever and has instituted the use of Alchemists as state-sanctioned living weapons. 

6. Wave (Akame Ga Kill!)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Wave is a former member of the Jaegers and Imperial Navy and hails from a small town on the coast of the Empire; due to a large amount of time spent at sea, he is fairly unaware of the crime-riddled Capital and corruption within the Empire. Tatsumi himself has admitted that Wave, despite his own willingness to kill him if it comes to it, isn’t evil, in fact, he seems almost moral, a thing sorely lacking in those usually affiliated with the Empire.

5. Wendy Marvell (Fairy Tail)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Wendy Marvell is a young female Sky Dragon Slayer who was one of the orphans chosen to be a Dragon Slayer four hundred years prior to X777, serving as her foster mother’s vessel to travel to X777 through the Eclipse Gate as a part of the plan to exterminate Acnologia. As a Dragon Slayer, Wendy suffers from motion sickness when riding on any form of transportation and her condition started during the one-year period between Fairy Tail’s disbandment and re-establishment.

4. White Zetsu (Naruto Shippuden)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

White Zetsu was half of the Akatsuki member Zetsu in Naruto Shippuden, the other being Black Zetsu, and was one of the first victims of Kaguya Ōtsutsuki’s Infinite Tsukuyomi who was eventually pulled from the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path by Black Zetsu, and infused with the DNA of Hashirama Senju by Madara Uchiha. White Zetsu appeared to be extremely trustworthy, obedient, and loyal, being entrusted with Akatsuki’s secrets and knowledge of Madara’s Eye of the Moon Plan, which he believed to be beneficial to mankind.

3. War Hammer Titan (Attack On Titan)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

War Hammer Titan is one of the Nine Titans on Attack on Titan that possesses the ability to create any structure out of hardened Titan flesh. Until 854, it was kept within the Tybur family for generations following the conclusion of the Great Titan War and it is currently in the possession of Eren Jaeger and fused with both the Attack Titan and Founding Titan. 

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2. Winry Rockbell (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Winry Rockbell is a major supporting character in the Fullmetal Alchemist series. Winry is a training surgeon and mechanical repair specialist/enthusiast as she is the daughter of Yuriy Rockbell and Sarah Rockbell, two surgeons that worked on the Ishval Civil War, and is the granddaughter of Pinako Rockbell, a well-known mechanic and surgeon in her youth. 

1. Whitebeard (One Piece)

Anime Characters that Start with W: Iconic Names

Edward Newgate, more commonly known as “Whitebeard”, was the captain of the Whitebeard Pirates and was widely known as the “Strongest Man in the World” and, after Gol D. Roger’s death, the “Man Closest to One Piece“. During his tenure as a pirate, he was a known member of the legendary Rocks Pirates and later in life became part of the Four Emperors that ruled over the New World, before his death in the Summit War of Marineford.

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