The Top 10 Most Powerful Mutants in the Marvel Universe [Ranked]
Not all mutants are created equally. Some, for example, have a mutation that simply changes their appearance while others, well, their mutation can change the very world around them. It’s these ones that I’m interested in. These types of mutants are so powerful that very few oppose them because they simply can’t be stopped. Some can snap their enemies from existence. Some can make their enemies believe they are in a perpetual state of shitting their pants. And some can cause the environment to dramatically change in a matter of seconds.
Of them all, ten stand out as the most powerful and if you permit me a moment, I’d like to count them down for you. Here are the most powerful mutants in Marvel comics.
List of the most powerful mutants in the Marvel Universe
Storm is a mutant capable of controlling and altering the weather around her. But that’s only a simple definition of what she can do. Storm is so powerful that she can change the atmospheric pressure of any area, no matter its size. For example, if she wanted it to rain on the Egyptian Pyramids, she could make it happen. If she wanted it to snow in the Amazon Rainforest, she could make it happen. And if she wanted to submerge Antarctica, she could.
And that’s not all.
Storm’s power isn’t limited to her abilities. Throughout her life, she has been the Queen of Wakanda, the leader of the X-Men, and is now classified as an Omega-Level Mutant.
9. Nate Grey
The version of Nate Grey that makes this list doesn’t come from Earth-616. Instead, he comes from the Age of Apocalypse Universe or Earth-295. Here’s why I’ve chosen to use Earth-295 Nate Grey.
Nate Grey of Earth-616 was affected by the Techno-Organic Virus. Due to this, a portion of his power was also reserved for keeping the virus from spreading. Nate Grey of Earth-295 was never affected by the virus. Therefore, he was always able to use the full amount of his power.
And what is his power?
Nate Grey is a telepath who also possesses incredible telekinetic abilities. With his telekinesis, he can move and destroy objects (buildings, people, machinery, etc) that are on the other side of a continent. Think about that. If he’s in New York, he can cause a building to fall in Los Angeles just by thinking about it.
Apocalypse is believed to be the oldest mutant in existence. He was around when the Pharoah’s ruled Egypt, when Alexander conquered the Persian Empire, and when Disney bought Star Wars and Marvel Comics. To have lived for all of these years means only one thing…Apocalypse is a survivor, a very powerful survivor. Apocalypse has more powers than most mutants can dream up. Of them, the most notable are regeneration, size altering, super strength and intelligence, shapeshifting, near invulnerability, and the ability to connect with computers. Apocalypse is but one of a few that could single-handily take down the X-Men without putting forth any sort of effort. As such, he easily makes this powerful mutants list.
As a man who has stopped the entire Avengers team in their tracks by manipulating the iron in their bodies, Magneto easily makes this most powerful mutants list.
Yep. The entire team came running at him and he actually stopped them in stride.
Magneto is the main enemy of the X-Men, a hater of humans, and a father to some extremely powerful offspring. He has saved San Francisco from an Earthquake, reversed the polarity of the Earth (Ultimate Universe), and ripped the Adamantium directly off Wolverine’s skeleton. Magneto is so powerful that he instantly changes the outcome of any war to whichever side he’s on. For all the above reasons and so much more, he is an easy inclusion to this most powerful mutants list.
More than most other mutants, Iceman has undergone a dramatic change in his life. In his first appearance, he was a human-like snowman capable of throwing balls of snow at his opponents. No more, no less. Over the years, however, he has become much more.
Iceman has become so powerful that he can kill an enemy from the inside out by freezing their water molecules. In addition, he can grow and shrink to incredible sizes, can cover the Earth in an Ice Age, lose his limbs (head included) and grow them back, create ice slides to travel on, and he may possess immortality. Iceman is the living definition of never judging a book by its cover.
Simply put, he’s one of the most powerful mutants in existence, period.
Ask me twenty years ago if Psylocke was considered one of the most powerful mutants in history and I would’ve laughed you out of the room. Ask me today I’ll respond with an emphatic “yes”.
When Psylocke was created, she was nothing more than an average telepath with one of the most confusing backstories in history. After moving her mind into the body of another, however, her existing powers grew and she gained some new ones. If you’re thinking that’s why she made this list, you’re wrong. Psylocke became immensely powerful after Jean Grey from another timeline unlocked a latent ability. With Jean’s help, Psylocke became one of the most powerful telepaths in Marvel Comics. In fact, she’s now so powerful that she’s been classified as an Omega-Level Mutant.
4. Hope Summers
You may not agree with my choice to include Hope Summers on this powerful mutants list. If that’s so, give me a second to convince you as to why she’s here.
Hope Summers has the power of mimicry. This means that she can copy the mutation and power of any nearby mutant. But that’s not all. After she’s copied the mutation or power, she can use either to its full potential.
Hope Summers, like many of the others on this list, is an Omega-Level Mutant. For reference, an Omega-Level Mutant means that she and a few others possess an undefinable limit of power. The main drawback of Hope Summers, if I’m to be honest, is that while she can use the powers to their full potential, when she does she puts all those around her at risk.
3. Scarlet Witch
Up until the House of M event, nobody actually understood how powerful Scarlet Witch was. I mean, she could alter the probability of things and use something called chaos magic but neither was anything that would land her on a list like this. After House of M, the world woke up to how powerful she was.
House of M was a storyline that ended with something called M Day. M Day, for reference, was the day that she dropped the mutant population from millions to just 198. Although the story is a little far-fetched, it’s a great read and one that opened up a world of possibilities for Scarlet Witch.
No matter what she did, the House of M caused Scarlet Witch to land on the radar of every mutant-hating group on the planet.
When you’re the son of the world’s most powerful telepath, there’s a good chance that you too will be powerful. In the case of Legion, there’s a great chance.
Legion, like his father Charles Xavier, is a telepath. Where he differs from the old man is that he suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). This isn’t unheard of at Marvel Comics as one of their most well-known characters also has DID (Moon Knight). Whereas Moon Knight only has a handful of personalities, Legion has more than 50.
And therein lies why he’s so powerful. Each and every personality has a different power.
Yep. You read that correctly.
50+ personalities. 50+ powers.
1. Franklin Richards
As the son of Reed Richards and Susan Storm, it’s kind of surprising that Franklin Richards is even a mutant at all.
By all accounts, he shouldn’t be anything special…he should be nothing more than a simple boy. But a simple boy he isn’t and special he is.
Franklin Richards has the ability to warp existing realities and create new ones as he sees fit. Franklin can also jump through time and cause entire universes to collapse into themselves. If it sounds like Franklin can do practically anything he wants, it’s because he can.
Franklin’s list of impressive feats is long. Since coming to comics over 50 years ago, he has taken down Mephisto, made Galactus his Herald, created multiple pocket dimensions, and caused flowers to grow from the Mad Celestials.
In the world of powerful mutants, Franklin Richards has no equal.
And that’s it. The most powerful mutants in Marvel comics. What do you think? Who would make your most powerful mutants list?