Top 10 Most Powerful Marvel Characters , Ranked of All Time, Ranked

Throughout the rich and colorful history of Marvel Comics, a large number of characters have appeared in the stories published by Marvel entertaiment. Some of these have been villains, and other heroes like Spiderman, Iron Man, Thors, Hulk …etc. Some have been weak, some extremely powerful. Some beloved, some hated, and the list goes on. In this blog, we will be focusing on the most powerful Marvel characters. We bring you a list of the 10 strongest Marvel characters of all time, be they heroes, or villains. The point is that they are powerful and we plan on ranking them to finally determine which one among them is the strongest.

10. Hulk

Everyone should know the Hulk by now. He is what happens when Dr. Bruce Banner gets mad. Basically, he turns into a giant, green, unstoppable monster that destroys everything in his path. This characteristic took hold of the good doctor when he was exposed to an experimental gamma bomb detonation, causing him to absorb massive amounts of gamma radiation. Ever since, the Hulk has taken over Bruce Banner’s body when he sees red, turning him from a brilliant, but fragile scientist into a giant green rage monster with the intelligence of a toddler. The angrier the Hulk gets, the stronger he becomes. The Hulk has displayed on many occasions a nearly invincible exterior, and strength that can match almost the best the Marvel universe has to offer. Strength-wise, he is beyond class 100 strength (strong enough to press 100 tons). This dude’s destroyed meteors the size of Earth with his fists. He’s got skills.

Regarding Red Hulk, this was an extreme act taken by General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross to deal with the Hulk when all other measures had failed. Assisted by AIM and the Intelligencia, experimentation resulted in the birth of Ross’s Red Hulk form. While his formidability against the regular Hulk is still in question, Red Hulk has a few advantages over Bruce Banner’s transformative state. General Ross can shift forms at will instead of having to get angry. He also retains the entirety of his intelligence and memories when he goes red. Also, unlike the Hulk, Red Hulk’s anger only makes him burn hotter, rather than get stronger. This can be seen as a strength or a weakness, depending on the situation. But if he gets hot enough, Red Hulk will lose consciousness. However, he can get stronger in a different way. You see, Red Hulk absorbs energy, and the more he absorbs, the stronger he gets. And if he absorbs enough, he will eventually explode, causing damage to everyone within a certain radius.

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09. Hercules

Alias: Heracles
Debut: Journey into Mystery Annual #1 (1965)
Created By: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby
Affiliation: Hero

Hercules is a deity and a superhero appearing in stories published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Stan Lee and artists Jack Kirby, the fictional character first appeared in the Journey into Mystery Annual #1 (1965). The character is inspired by his counterpart in Greek mythology, Heracles son of Zeus, but is better known by his Roman name of Hercules. He has been a perennial member of the Avengers and Defenders superhero teams and has starred in three limited series that bore his name.

In 2008, he made his debut in his own series, titled The Incredible Hercules. Presented in the comics as a character identical to the mythological figure of ancient Greece, its authors however took liberties with the adventures which are usually attributed to him. A bon vivant blundered, and playboy, sometimes also irascible, Hercules is also a good adventure companion. Hercules, as a member of the Olympian gods, is one of the most powerful humanoids to ever set foot on Earth.

He has been seen uprooting a redwood tree with the sheer force of his arms or hurling a spaceship into space. The exact limits of his strength are unknown but, if ancient myths are to be believed, he was able to replace the giant Atlas and support the sky on his shoulders.

Few opponents can stand up to him: only Hulk and the god Thor have shown themselves capable of competing with him in brute force. He is also a formidable fighter, particularly gifted in unarmed combat. He was also trained in martial arts by Iron Fist.

This Hercules is neither the hero from Greek mythology nor the popular Disney character. This Hercules is a very powerful figure in the history of Marvel Comics, a man known for his enormous strength, the strength that is outmatched by a very small number of other characters.

Hercules is someone you’d definitely want to avoid fighting against, as the sheer strength – without his other powers – of this guy is enough to completely obliterate you in a moment’s time.

08. Galactus

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Alias: Galan
Debut:Fantastic Four #48 (1966)
Created By: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby
Affiliation: Villain

Galactus was originally Galan of the planet Taa. However, he became Galactus after his planet was destroyed and he was bonded with the Sentience of the Universe. This gave him an enormous level of power, as well an insatiable hunger for energy to sustain his highly powerful being. This led to Galactus consuming entire planets to replenish himself, driving the extinction of multiple entire civilizations around the universe. As a result, he spends much of time roaming the universe and seeking suitable planets for consumption, coming across numerous heroes and villains during his journeys and exceeding them all in power.

Due to his nature, Galactus has been an inspiration for many writers who’ve explored his story and his character further. Being a god-like entity, Galactus is usually depicted as having a very different sense of morality than regular humans, which often causes him to clash with Earth’s superheroes. He has an immense set of powers and is considered to be one of the most powerful beings in the whole Marvel Universe, especially if full of energy after having devoured several planets.

He is usually accompanied by a herald (the most famous one being the Silver Surfer) to whom he has granted cosmic powers. The herald travels the universe and searches for suitable planets for Galactus to feed on in order to satisfy his endless hunger. Although not impossible, it is exceptionally difficult to stop Galactus from devouring a planet once he’s decided to do so, which is why the best option is to leave the planet and let it get eaten.

The planet-devouring entity from Marvel Comics was a sure name for this list. Galactus is feared throughout the galaxy and there are plenty of reasons for people around the universe to be afraid of him. Galactus is powerful enough to devour a planet – several of them, for that matter – which speaks for itself in terms of power.

07. Odin

Odin is the result of the union between an early Asgardian, Bor, and an ice giant, Bestla. The couple had two more sons, Vili and Ve. He claims to be the origin of the human race because he found the world too empty, but his father disagreed with him and created all kinds of plagues to destroy mankind.

During an attack by the ice giants, Bor was trapped and turned into snow by an adult Loki from the future. Odin and his two brothers then took the lead of Asgard. They later confronted the demon Surtur and Vili and Ve did not survive, giving Odin their strength before dying which amplified his powers and was the origin of Odinforce. Later, the only king of Asgard imprisoned Surtur in the center of the Earth after allying with the trolls.

Odin fell in love with the Earth goddess Gaea and wanted a son with her who was as powerful on Asgard as he was on Earth. He built a cave in Norway to give birth to the future God of Thunder, Thor. He took Thor with him to Asgard and his wife Frigga raised him as her son.

Marvel’s version of the Norse god is one of the most badass comic book characters ever created. Odin is not just powerful, he is fearless and is quite cool in his demeanor, which is why he is so beloved among comic book fans. But, really, Odin is exceptionally powerful, and even very powerful villains such as Thanos avoid fighting him.

06. Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet or King Thanos

Josh Brolin’s Thanos has been the most menacing threat in the MCU so far, but how powerful is he? The Mad Titan’s quest to collect the six Infinity Stonesrequires him to be strategic, resourceful, and charismatic, let alone physically imposing. In a universe brimming with supernatural beings like living planets and literal gods, Thanos needs more than sheer strength to rise above all of the forces that could stop him before he’s able to wipe out half of all life. Still, the alien warrior gives all of the MCU heroes a run for their money even without external help.

Thanos keeps a low profile for several years after his first appearance in the mid-credits scene of The Avengers while his subordinates, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Ronan The Accuser (Lee Pace), attempt to retrieve the remaining Infinity Stones for him. It’s only at the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War that he first displays his physical prowess in his fight against the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), giving him such a beating that Bruce Banner’s monstrous alter ego never truly returns. Throughout Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, Thanos continues to demonstrate an incredible amount of strength and endurance in his battles against the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy, always adapting his attacks to their abilities in order to get the upper hand.

05. Franklin Richards

Franklin Richards, son of Fantastic Four members Reed Richards and Susan Storm Richards, is far more powerful than any member of his parents’ team. The kid’s an Omega-level mutant, often classified in terms of future potential as the most powerful mutant in the Marvel Universe. He is capable of altering reality and creating pocket universes just with a thought. He’s defeated Celestials, and is thought, quite sensibly, to have powers as great, if not greater, than those masters of the universe. Like the most powerful on this list, he can manipulate molecules. Further, he has the gifts of telepathy, telekinesis, time-travel, energy projection, precognition, super-durability, and astral projection. Oh, and (sigh), an adult version of the character did beat Galactus. Is there anyone who hasn’t? I’m starting to wonder. There’s no telling when Franklyn Richards will make his MCU debut. But with a Fantastic Four we can only hope the next theater iteration of Marvel’s First Family features Franklyn too.

04. Cosmic Pantheon (Infinity, Oblivion, Death, Eternity)

Created either as the universe came into existence or even before it, Marvel’s cosmic pantheon of abstract entities represents concepts that are difficult for the human mind to grasp. While Eternity and Infinity are forces of creation and expansion, Death and Oblivion counterbalance their power by ruling over destruction. The four beings are the personification of all creation and all destruction, making their power immeasurable. While individual beings might have the ability to destroy entire universes, Marvel’s cosmic pantheon represents the universe itself, stripped of human flaws and focused on the perpetuation of the concepts they represent. The first cosmic entity, Death, was created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon for 1941’s Marvel Mystery Comics #21. After that, Eternity was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko for 1965’s Strange Tales #138, Oblivion by J.M. DeMatteis and Alan Kupperberg for 1984’s Iceman #1, and Infinity by Lee and John Buscema for 1991’s Quasar #24. The cosmic pantheon represents the most powerful beings in any universe, but when the Multiverse comes into play, they are no longer at the top of the food chain.

Eternity is a cosmic entity appearing in stories published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko, the fictional character was first mentioned in Strange Tales #134 (1965) and first appeared in Strange Tales #138 (1965).

Eternity is an abstract entity represented as the embodiment of time. He is the companion of Infinity, the latter embodying space. Eternity does not have a physical body since it exists everywhere and at all times (ubiquity). He is one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel Universe and, as the name suggests, is immortal.

3. Living Tribunal

Until a few years after the second Secret Wars, the Living Tribunal was kept at a level of power in which it could easily detonate the stars, and that was it. It was only two decades after the character’s introduction that he was retroactively remodeled as possessing an infinite scale of power over at least 16 dimensions beyond human comprehension. As the embodiment of the MCU, it represents the sum total of all the abstract entities contained within.

It exercises its authority over all alternate realities in the multiverse – but probably not over the entire omniverse; as a result, it is one of the few living things that possess no alternate counterparts on parallel earth, remaining unique within the multiverse.

He can monitor the entire multiverse simultaneously and analyze the immense amount of information he receives in this way, making him a truly omniscient being. The cosmic power of the Living Tribunal is seemingly limitless; he is able to obliterate planets and stars at will or form completely impenetrable barriers around entire planets, or even entire universes.

He is even able to nullify the power of Infinity Gems, preventing them from being used in unison. Before he can act, the three faces of the Tribunal must agree to a unanimous verdict. Thanos, wielding the Infinity Gauntlet, ranked the power of the Living Tribunal as the highest in the hierarchy of the regular multiverse of the Marvel Universe. However, the Tribunal also referred to a higher entity that largely overshadows its own power16 and was easily killed by the Beyonders.

The Living Tribunal is the One-Above-All’s herald and is one of the most powerful beings in the whole universe. He can destroy realities, he is exceptionally powerful and there is really little that he cannot do. He is feared by many – even Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet does not dare challenge him – but he has proven himself vulnerable in a fight against the Beyonder, which is why we have placed him here on our list and not higher up.

You shouldn’t really mess with the Living Tribunal unless you’re the Beyonder.

02. Beyonder

Introduced by James Shooter and Mike Zeck as part of 1984’s fan-favorite arch “Secret Wars,” the Beyonder is an interdimensional alien coming from outside the Multiverse. So, contrary to the Living Tribunal, he is not bound by the rules of Marvel’s main reality. With a simple thought, the Beyonder can displace an entire planet, change the rules of physics, and even destroy the entire universe. That’s why the Beyonder was presented in Marvel Comics as the most powerful being to ever exist. With the passing decades, the powers of the Beyonder were retconned and reduced because, let’s be honest, he was just too powerful to give any hero or villain a chance in combat. Even so, the original Beyonder from “Secret War” still remains one of the most overpowered beings ever created for Marvel Comics. We still don’t know if Marvel Studios’ Avenger: Secret Wars will introduce the Beyonder or use Kang the Conquerer to set the Multiversal conflict. Either way, we hope to see this incredible character in the theaters sooner than later.

The Beyonder is a cosmic entity appearing in stories published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Jim Shooter and artist mike Zeck, the fictional character first appeared in the Secret Wars #1 (1984). When creating the character for the Secret Wars storyline, the Beyonder’s power was seemingly limitless.

Omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent in his universe where he constitutes a whole, he would prove to be even more powerful than the cosmic being Galactus (whom he easily managed to bring to Battleworld and whom he overwhelmed with a single projection of energy). He repelled Galactus “like an insect” and overwhelmed the energy accumulated by Taa II, Galactus’ world ship.

During this event, Doctor Doom experienced the Beyonder’s powers, having stolen them from him, and discovered their full extent: he could read the wishes of everyone around him and his every wish came true. There was a trade-off, however: All of Doom’s thoughts – conscious as well as unconscious – came true if he didn’t control them. Wielding the Beyonder’s power, therefore, required constant focus and a total absence of personal desire.

1. One-Above-All

Any ranking of the most powerful character in any media might be subjective and shift according to the reader’s perception. But in Marvel Comics’ case, there is an objective first place. Introduced in Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo’s 2004’s Fantastic Four #511, the One-Above-All is the Marvel Comics version of God, a being who’s omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. While many beings can alter the very fabric of reality, the One-Above-All is the fabric of reality itself, being responsible for creating not only the Multiverse but also the Omniverse – that means the Beyonder’s reality, the DC Universe, the galaxy from Star Wars, and basically everything you can think of. The One-Above-All can also be seen as a representation of the human mind, the ultimate power when it comes to Marvel Comics or any other fictional universe. That’s because, while different storylines might show heroes and villains defeating each other, independent of their power scale, that can only happen because a writer first imagined these epic duels. There is no stronger force than creation itself, and in Marvel Comics, this force is represented by the One-Above-All.

The One Above All (alternatively One-Above-All) is a fictional deity from the Marvel Universe that is depicted as the creator of the whole Multiverse. Although his presence was part of the Marvel mythos early on, he did not appear until 2004’s Fantastic Four #511, where he appeared in the form of Jack Kirby; Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo are credited as his creators.

The One Above All’s design changed and today, a lot of people suspect that he is not Jack Kirby (anymore?), but rather Stan Lee, although that has never been officially confirmed.

Apparently responsible for the existence of all life in the Multiverse and possibly beyond, The One Above All is the master and sole superior of the cosmic overseer and arbitrator known as the Living Tribunal, whose faces, embodying equity, vengeance, and necessity respectively, are in perfect alignment with one another as it passes judgment.

Although he has appeared in various stories, The One Above All is most closely associated with the Fantastic Four, as they were the first characters to actually see him in his debut appearance; he credited them for their heroics and promised them new adventures while reviving the Thing. He also appeared to Spider-Man, disguised as a homeless man, and had an encounter with Thanos and Adam Warlock.

An interesting thing about The One Above All is that, although he has all the attributes of an Abrahamian deity, he is far more benevolent than an actual Abrahamian god or the seemingly objective Presence from the DC Universe. Namely, as it was revealed, The One Above All’s the primary driving force – and the primary driving force of the universe – is Love, which is a very interesting twist that you would not expect from such an omnipotent being.

This is why The One Above All is so special and this is why he is always cited as one of the most intriguing comic book characters ever.

There is absolutely no doubt that the One-Above-All is Marvel’s stronger character. He is depicted as the creator of everything in the Marvel Universe and as the omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent entity that Marvel relies on. The One-Above-All has its weaknesses, as was depicted in one comic book storyline, but is nevertheless extremely powerful and has absolutely deserved his position on our list.

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