The music and visuals in Cyberpunk: Edgerunners are spot on, the story is compelling, and the characters really come into their own. To survive and succeed in Night City, one has to be ruthless, cunning, and capable. This is as true in Cyberpunk: Edgerunners as it is in Cyberpunk 2077. There are several Edgerunners characters who exemplify this strength, whether it comes from sheer stature or their overall effectiveness in a fight. These strong characters aren't necessarily all the protagonists either, with some being powerful enough to be major obstacles that need to be overcome.
Spoilers ahead for Netflix's Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.
Adam Smasher's cameo as the big final boss in Edgerunners is a welcome surprise for fans of Cyberpunk 2077. Smasher is a full-borg solo and weapon for Arasaka in both the game and the anime. David goes on quite the journey to becoming an extremely powerful edgerunner, and it ultimately takes the experienced Smasher to bring him down.
Smasher squashes Rebecca like she is absolutely nothing, and isn't tested too much by David either, despite him putting up a serious fight. Adam Smasher is undoubtedly the strongest character on show in Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, even if he only appears in the closing action sequences.