Tokyo ghoul is set in a world where flesh-eating species known as Ghouls live among the human population.
Ghouls are a bloodthirsty cannibalistic humanoid race that feeds on human flesh to survive.
To safeguard humanity from these ghouls, The Commission of Counter Ghoul (CCG) was established.
The CCG assigns ratings to these ghouls to represent their strengths and potential threat.
Also see the CCG Ranks.
Ghouls Ranking System Explained
Ghouls are ranked based on several criteria, such as their fundamental strengths, threat level, activity, influence, and hostility.
Usually, Ghouls’ ratings tend to change as they grow stronger over time. The more they consume human or ghoul flesh, the stronger they become.
There are six different rating levels, from SSS (the strongest) to C. (the weakest).
In rare situations, the base rating is increased by a symbol of ~/+. This means that the ghoul is thought to be at least that powerful, although the assessment may alter once further information is available.
Ghoul Ranks in Order
Below is a list of the Ghoul ranks from lowest to highest.
- C Rated
- B Rated
- A Rated
- S Rated
- SS Rated
- SSS Rated
6. C-Rated Ghouls
This is the lowest-ranked ghoul in the system. They usually exclusively target unarmed humans and are defenseless against any ghoul investigator.
These ghouls can be defeated by rank 3 investigators, who are regarded as the lowest-ranking officer in the organization.
5. B-Rated Ghouls
The next on the list is the B-Rated Ghouls. They are usually skilled fighters that have mastered their Kagune, a ghoul’s predatory organ that serves as its weapon and claws.
B Rated Ghouls are mostly a small threat to the CCG as they are easily handled by junior investigators when necessary.
4. A-Rated Ghouls
Ghouls from rank A and above are considered a threat and are often targeted by the CCG.
A-Rated Ghouls’ Strengths are compared to those of a first-class investigator.
In other words, it would take several junior investigators to take them out. Also, a first-class investigator would have to go all out to win in a fight.
3. S Rated Ghouls
For context’s sake, let’s refer to these ghouls as Special Rated Ghouls.
They are incredibly powerful and cannot be defeated by junior investigators.
To defeat them in combat, one must be an investigator of the special class or above.
2. SS Rated Ghouls
SS means they are twice as powerful as S-Rated Ghouls.
This rank is exclusively held by legendary ghouls, who are extremely few.
Taking them down would require effort from multiple CCG’s special class investigators.
1. SSS Rated Ghouls
This ghoul is the most powerful and highest-ranked in the CCG system. They are said to be three times as powerful as an average S-rated ghoul.
Although the requirements for defeating these ghosts are not specified, we do know that several of the CCG’s finest investigators will be needed.
What Rank is Ken Kaneki?
The CCG classified Kaneki as an SS-Rated Ghoul. Nevertheless, from assessing his power as the One-Eyed King, it’s safe to say that Ken Kaneki is a menace with an SSS rating.
Kaneki stands out from other ghouls in a distinct way. He possesses incredible physical strength and endurance, multiple Kagune—a feat only a select few ghouls can achieve—and unparalleled regenerative powers.
These qualities combine to make him one of the series’ strongest ghouls, if not the strongest.
Although Kaneki is classified as an SS Ghoul, he is significantly stronger than that.
Ghouls Characters Rank Table
|Eto Yoshimura (One-Eyed Owl)||SSS|
|Yoshimura (Non-Killing Owl)||SSS|
|Roma Hoito (The Dodgy Mother)||SSS|
|Seidou Takizawa (Owl)||SS+|
|Hinami Fueguchi (Yotsume)||SS|
|Roma Hoito (Gypsy)||SS|
|Ken Kaneki/Haise Sasaki (Eyepatch/Centipede)||SS|
|Matasaka Kamishiro (Shachi)||SS|
|Ayato Kirishima (Black Rabbit)||SS|
|Kaya Irimi (Black Dog)||SS|
|Enji Koma (Devil Ape)||SS|
|Donato Porpora (Priest)||SS|
|Kurona Yasuhisa (Floppy)||SS|
|Uta (No Face)||SS|
|Nishiki Nishio (Serpent)||S~|
|Rize Kamishiro (Binge Eater)||S|
|Miza Kusakari (Three Blades)||S|
|Yakumo Oomori (Yamori/Jason)||S|
|Shuu Tsukiyama (Gourmet)||S|
|Yumitsu Tomoe (Grave Robber)||A+|
|Karao Saeki (Torso)||A|
|Skull Masks Leader||A|
|Average Aogiri Tree member||B|
|Hideyoshi Nagachika (Scarecrow)||C|