Hela vs. Thanos: Who Would Win the Fight in MCU?

Hela vs. Thanos Who Would Win the Fight in MCU

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has brought to life some of the most iconic and powerful characters from the pages of comic books. Among these are two of the most formidable villains, Hela and Thanos. As we witnessed in the franchise, Hela and Thanos both possess immense strength, intelligence, and unique abilities that make them nearly invincible. They were both responsible for devastating events in the MCU and posed a great challenge to the superheroes who opposed them. But the question remains, who would come out victorious if it ever comes to a battle between Hela and Thanos in MCU?

Hela would win in a fight against Thanos. She is an incredibly powerful and skilled fighter. As the Goddess of Death, she has immense strength, durability, and regenerative abilities. She is also a master of weapons, particularly her lethal blades. Thanos is one of the strongest and toughest villains ever introduced to the MCU, but I give her a slight advantage due to Hela’s versatility.

Since this ruling might not be the most popular among readers in mind, further in the article, you can find out why Hela came victorious in this analysis. The comparison was also based on a hypothesis that Thanos does not possess Infinity Gauntlet.


Hela is considered one of the most formidable Asgardians, second only to Odin during his prime. Her superhuman strength allowed her to catch Mjolnir mid-flight and shatter it with her hand. Hela is also highly resilient and can endure tremendous amounts of damage, including withstanding Thor’s full-powered lightning strikes. In the end, it took the combined efforts of Thor and the summoning of Surtur, a mighty fire demon, to overpower Hela and destroy Asgard. But how does her strength compares to Thanos’s?


Even if we hadn’t witnessed the spectrum of Thanos’s strength in the movies, we would still be quite sure that he is immensely strong just by looking at his physical appearance. Thanos, also known as the Mad Titan, possessed superhuman strength and was, just like Hela, one of the strongest characters introduced in the MCU. The demonstration of his strength was highlighted throughout the franchise on multiple occasions. He easily defeated Hulk in a clash in an Asgardian ship, severely damaged Iron Man’s suit, and defeated multiple skilled combatants, such as Captain America and Thor, simultaneously.

While Hela and Thanos are superhumanly strong, in the MCU, Thanos’s physical strength was proven to be unmatched by some of the most powerful Avengers simultaneously, so he gets the point regarding strength.

Hela (0:1) Thanos


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Powers and abilities

Hela is an Asgardian goddess of death whose powers are derived from Asgard. Her incredible speed and reflexes allow her to easily outpace and evade attacks from formidable opponents like Thor and Valkyrie.

One of Hela’s unique abilities is her ability to regenerate and heal from any injury, no matter how severe. This was demonstrated when she recovered from being impaled by Gungnir and electrocuted by Thor after being wounded by Valkyrie’s Dragonfang. Hela’s connection to Asgard also grants her immortality as long as the realm exists.

Hela can summon various weapons, including Necroswords, spears, and other destructive blades. Additionally, she can create powerful armor and possesses the power to resurrect her fallen allies and open portals to other realms.

In this comparison, I have considered Thanos’s powers and abilities without the Infinity Gauntlet. Even without the Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos is an incredibly powerful being with many abilities that make him a formidable opponent. Physically, he possesses incredible strength and durability, easily overpowering most Marvel Cinematic Universe heroes. He can also heal from injuries at a remarkable rate, making him nearly invincible in battle. We have witnessed his ability to heal on several occasions in the MCU.


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Thanos possesses incredible stamina and durability that makes him nearly indestructible. He can endure immense amounts of physical damage without showing any signs of slowing down, making it nearly impossible to wear him down in a fight. Thanks to his superhuman durability, he can also withstand powerful energy blasts and other attacks. His ability to endure and survive even the most punishing attacks makes him one of the toughest villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

After weighing the pros and cons for both sides, Hela wins a point in this one on my part. If Thanos’s had the Infinity Gauntlet, things would be different, of course, as his powers would be way beyond Hela’s, but that is not the case in this comparison.

Hela (1:1) Thanos

Combat skills

Hela was the most skilled warrior in Asgard and is known as its greatest conqueror. She has exceptional combat skills and can easily defeat her opponents in battle. Although she has been defeated in the past, her power and preparedness for combat were highlighted in her battles with Thor and Valkyrie during the events of Thor: Ragnarok.

Hela’s versatility in combat is what makes her such a formidable warrior. She is adept at both close-range and long-range combat. Her remarkable agility and reflexes make her nearly unbeatable in close-range battles, as she can predict and dodge enemy attacks and counterattack with precision. Hela is also a master tactician who combines hand-to-hand combat and weapons summoning to fight.

Hela’s expertise with weapons like Necroswords, blades, and knives enables her to inflict significant long-range damage upon her enemies. Her exceptional skills in long-range combat allow her to summon these weapons and direct them toward her opponents with devastating effects. Additionally, Hela is a skilled swordsman and was the first wielder of Mjolnir.

Thanos’s combat skills are also among the most potent ones in the MCU. Not only does he possess incredible strength and durability, but he is also a master combatant with a vast arsenal of weapons and fighting techniques. His physical strength and durability are perfectly accompanied by his powerful hits and blows, as we witnessed during the fight against Thor, where his punches left Thor unconscious, and in the one-on-one clash against Captain America.

Thanos is a fierce opponent to anyone that opposes him in close-range battle, even without weapons. However, he also uses his Double-Edged Sword, which is considered one of the most powerful weapons in the MCU. This weapon is a formidable tool in his arsenal, capable of cutting through almost anything, and we witnessed it shattering Cap’s shield.

Thanos sword MCU

In addition to his physical powers and combat skills, Thanos is also a master strategist. He also uses his intelligence to manipulate his opponents and gain the upper hand in battle.

Both Hela and Thanost are probably the best military strategist in the whole MCU, considering that they have thousands of years of experience behind them. But, if they were confronted on the battlefield one-on-one, I believe that Hela would have a slight advantage due to her ability to fight more versatile and due to her ability to produce long-range attacks more effectively than Thanos.

Hela (2:1) Thanos

Who would win in a fight between Hela and Thanos?

Based on this comparison, it is clear that both Hela and Thanos are incredibly powerful and formidable opponents. However, when considering their strength, powers, abilities, and combat skills, Hela seems to have a slight advantage over Thanos. While Thanos may have unparalleled physical strength and durability, Hela’s versatility in combat and ability to produce devastating long-range attacks give her an edge in a one-on-one confrontation.


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Nonetheless, it is important to note that if Thanos were to have the Infinity Gauntlet, the outcome would most likely be different. Ultimately, the winner of a battle between Hela and Thanos would depend on various factors, such as the circumstances and their respective strategies. Hela’s ability to summon Necrwoswords would be the main advantage she would rely on.

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