Slimes are commonly known as the weakest creatures, but more and more I'm seeing powerful slimes show up in anime. When did powerful slimes become a thing? Or have they always been a thing and I just haven't seen them around before?
Earliest example I can think of:
- Overlord - Solution Epsilon. Anime 2015, novels started in 2010.
- Konosuba - Season two finale, Hans. Anime started 2016, Novels in 2013.
- Reincarnated as a Slime - Anime 2018, Novels in 2013.
I'm sure there's plenty others as well.