Marvel Entertainment is known for the fantastic superheroes and dynamic sagas lived out on the pages of its comic books and on the silver screen. All of these characters live in what is called the Marvel Universe… With more and more Marvel movies hitting cinema screens each year, all the new characters seem to be bigger, badder and stronger than the previous. So, who are the most powerful Marvel characters? It’s a difficult question with no easy answers.
Here are the top 10 strongest Marvel film superheroes:
10. Spider Man
Peter Parker in the MCU is still in high school, but has already proven his strength as a superhero. Bitten by a radioactive spider, Peter Parker’s arachnid abilities give him amazing powers he uses to help others. Parker has a myriad of powers that include the regular gamut of abilities that most heroes have: super strength, agility, durability, and a healing factor. Spider-Man’s ability to transport through methods such as wall-crawling and web-swinging also helps increase how powerful he is. In addition, he is equipped with Spider-Sense, which alerts him to danger, keeping him aware and on his toes. This means that it’s nearly impossible to sneak up on Spidey without being noticed.
9. Black Panther
One of the newer characters to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is T’Challa, aka Black Panther. He is the richest man in the whole universe, he has access to every kind of technology you can think of – and a little known substance known as Vibranium. Black Panther has several qualities that are enhanced as a result of the usage of the Heart-Shaped Herb. Such as an enhanced sense of stamina, allowing him to exert extreme levels of strength and endurance without needing to stop for a break. In addition, The Black Panther suit is made out of Vibranium, which can absorb kinetic energy and store it in order to attack enemies later on. Besides the clear advantage Black Panther has with technology, he is also skilled at creating strategies and tactics for battle.
8. Captain America
Another one of the original Avengers who comes higher up on the list is Captain America. He has all the capabilities of a human times several thousand. Captain America received his “powers” from the super soldier serum developed by Dr. Abraham Erskine. He can do just about anything humanely possible to imagine, but his main power comes from his will. He also has increased speed, stamina, and senses, and can heal quickly. Given that he doesn’t sustain any fatal wounds, it appears that Rogers might be close to immortal. Captain America has many advantages over his opponents, but among his greatest source of strength is the super soldier serum that was developed by scientist Abraham Erskine. Captain America’s shield is also made out of Vibranium, which allows him to adequately protect himself while also using his shield as a weapon.
7. Iron Man
Tony is a genius engineer and wealthy owner of a technology company. Tony built the Iron Man suit when he was kidnapped and suffered an injury to his heart. Since, Iron Man gets his superpowers from his metallic suit of armor and other technologies invented by his alter ego Tony Stark. After that, he has created numerous technologic advances to help his team, the world, and the universe. Tony Stark’s intellect has made him one of the strongest superheroes due to his ability to construct many impressive Iron Man suits. Some of the technology he has created, such as F.R.I.D.A.Y. also allows him serious offensive advantages, as seen when he faced off against Captain America and could predict his movements. Iron Man’s armors are versatile to the point where they have reached nanotechnology and can now become whatever he desires. It gives Stark immense strength, protection, flight, lasers, rockets, life support, mini-guns, and the ability to summon and command other suits. In the MCU, he was so powerful that he was the only one who made Thanos bleed.
6. The Hulk
Bruce Banner was a top scientist for the military that was working on a gamma bomb, a weapon of massive destructive power. During a test of the gamma bomb, Bruce noticed a young teenager by the name of Rick Jones had entered the test site. Bruce rushed to aide the young man, and in pushing Rick into a trench, exposed himself to the rays of the gamma bomb. When Bruce Banner changes into the Hulk, he becomes an unstoppable beast of near unlimited strength, power, and destruction. Bruce Banner’s ill-tempered alter ego is so absurdly strong that he can, through sheer muscle, climb up the ranks. If you get the Hulk angry enough, he’ll punch a hole through the universe. Also, he did kick Thor’s ass that one time. Beyond super strength, the Hulk is essentially immortal and can heal any wound, making it nearly impossible to eliminate him.
Thor Odinson is based on the Norse mythological deity of the same name, is the Asgardian god of thunder and possesses the enchanted hammer Mjolnir, which grants him the ability of flight and weather manipulation amongst his other superhuman attributes. Thor Odinson is an extremely powerful god. Thor’s ability to manipulate electricity is amazing, especially when he utilized this power to charge up his Stormbreaker weapon. Thor can heal in no time and withstand intense pain, which proved useful when being blasted by a star’s energy. As fitting for someone named the God of Thunder, Thor also has the ability to generate blasts of lightning to such a degree that he knocked Thanos back.
Vision was an android who possessed a synthetic body made from vibranium created by Ultron with Helen Cho’s help, using the powerful artifact known as the Mind Stone to bring Vision to life. Vision’s power comes directly from one of the Mind Stone, one of the powerful Infinity Stones that Thanos assembles to snap half of the world away. The power of an infinity stone far exceeds anything that any of the previous heroes on the list are able to wield. And the Mind Stone, one of the most powerful objects in all of existence, is embedded into his forehead and is an essential part of who he is. For this reason, only those who have similar mystical powers are able to stand against Vision, since his ability to materialize and dematerialize at will becomes a problem for heroes like Spider-Man, Captain America, Hulk, and Iron Man, who all rely on physical strength. Even without Ultron’s hyper-powerful coding, that’s enough to place him solidly in the top four.
3. Scarlet Witch
Unlike her brother Pietro, Wanda Maximoff is by far one of the most powerful superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Wanda Maximoff was described as a mutant and not a true witch of the supernatural variety so her powers were part of a natural born genetic condition. Scarlet Witch is a master of using psionic powers to her advantage as she utilizes energy to attack her enemies. Scarlet Witch is also excelled in using telekinesis. She is skilled in telepathy, can manipulate people’s minds, and can also use her powers to levitate. Her mystic abilities derive from the same stone as Vision, which places her leagues above most other characters in the MCU. Beisides, Scarlet Witch was also strong enough to be able to destroy the Mind Stone. The limits of Maximoff’s powers have not yet been entirely revealed, but the powers we have seen demonstrate that she is one of the most powerful members of the Avengers.
2. Doctor Strange
Originally, a brilliant neurosurgeon, Strange got into a car accident which resulted with his hands becoming crippled. When all Western medicine failed him, Strange embarked on a journey that led him into Kamar-Taj where Strange had made the discovery of magic and alternate dimensions, being trained by the Ancient One. Doctor Strange serves as the Sorcerer Supreme, the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Stephen Strange is a highly motivated genius, and he on his way to having the same extreme power that his predecessor did. Not to mention, he outsmarted a demon from the Dark Dimension and mastered an Infinity Stone in no time flat. Doctor Strange could also hurl his opponent at the end of the universe, or trap them eternally in a single moment. He could also project further powers from multiple realms or have you fighting a copy of him and be somewhere else the whole time.
1. Captain Marvel
To start, we have Carol Danvers who, as Captain Marvel, has quite a few powerful abilities, including Super Strength. Captain Marvel gained the power of the photon energy she accidentally absorbed. Her powers mean some form of unfathomable, nearly infinite power. But, more importantly, Carol has the power to absorb energy and add it to her own, which can skyrocket her strength to beyond 100+ tons. Able to survive in the vacuum of space, Danvers can wield the power of a white hole, allowing her to control and manipulate heat, the electromagnetic spectrum, and gravity itself. She also has a precognitive sense that can predict an opponent’s next move. If she were hit with a nuclear warhead, it would only make her stronger.