Ranked: The 10 Most Powerful Asgardians In Marvel Comics

The 10 Most Powerful Asgardians In Marvel Comics

Ranked: The 10 Most Powerful Asgardians In Marvel Comics

Of all the places in Marvel, none hold as much intrigue as Asgard. Not only does it house some of the most interesting artifacts in the Marvel Universe, but it is also home to some extremely powerful characters. Odin, Thor, and Loki just to name a few. 

Some of these powerful characters became powerful through immense training and others are inherently born with power. Some characters use magic as a show of power while others use brute strength. No matter what’s used, one thing is certain. The user isn’t to be trifled with. 

Now, of all the powerful Asgardians in Marvel, ten rank higher than the rest. If you’ll permit me 6 minutes, I’d like to show them to you. 

Here are The 10 Most Powerful Asgardians In Marvel Comics

10. Warriors Three


Origin of Warriors Three Marvel

The Warriors Three, Volstagg, Fandral, and Hogun, are, for all purposes, Thor’s best friends, and protectors. They first appeared back in 1965 on the pages of Journey Into Mystery #119. Alone, each is a formidable opponent for any who pass him. Together, they are near unbeatable. 

Different from many other Asgardians, the Warriors Three do not come from Norse Mythology. Instead, the three are the creation of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Although each is capable with any weapon, each carries a preferred weapon. For example, Volstagg carries an ax, whereas Hogun carries a mace. 

If Thor is in battle, rest assured that the Warriors Three are behind him.

9. Balder The Brave


Origin of Balder the Brave Marvel

Balder the Brave first appeared inside the pages of Journey Into Mystery #85 back in 1962. He, like so many other Asgardians in based off Gods from Norse Mythology. In his case, Balder is loosely based off Baldr.

Balder is the half brother to Thor, an accomplice to the mighty Warriors Three, and, for a time, the King of Asgard. Unlike Thor who relies on brute strength to achieve his many victories, Balder relies on his speed. It’s said that he is the fastest and most agile of all Asgardians. 

But it isn’t just that that makes Balder one of the most powerful Asgardians. 

Nope.

Balder is also able to bend, manipulate and use light in whatever manner he sees fit.

8. Bor Burison


Origin of Bor Marvel

Bor Burison is the father of Odin, grandfather of Thor and once the ruler of Asgard. Bor was the second ruler of Asgard and ushered in an age of prosperity for his people unlike anytime in their history. 

In the same way that Odin groomed Thor to one day rule Asgard, Bor groomed Odin. This meant that he taught Odin how to lead, fight, rule, and serve his people. Unfortunately, Odin wanted more than his father’s dreams. Unbeknownst to Bor, Odin took it upon himself to create man. This, of course, angered Bor and he reigned down unimaginable action against man. 

In all regards, Bor is not as powerful as Odin. This, however, doesn’t mean that he doesn’t belong on this list. It’s quite the opposite. Bor is so powerful that he could easily take out most characters in the Marvel Universe. 

7. Valkyrie 


Ranked: The 10 Most Powerful Asgardians In Marvel Comics

Valkyrie is an Asgardian Goddess who has the ability to sense death. Due to this, she was hand selected by Odin to escort the honored slain of Asgard to Valhalla. 

Valkyrie is also one of the fiercest warriors in Asgard. In fact, she was appointed the leader of the Valkyrior, or the Shield-Maidens of Asgard. As a Valkyrior, she rides atop her winged horse, Aragorn and wields the deadly Dragonfang. 

What’s the Dragonfang?

The Dragonfang is a sword that is said to be carved from the tooth of an extra-dimensional dragon. Although the Dragonfang looks like a normal sword, it isn’t. The sword is both able to absorb magic and shatter mystical barriers.

6. Lady Sif


Marvel Origin of Sif

Not only is Lady Sif one of the most powerful women in comics, but she’s also one of the most powerful Asgardians in Marvel. Sif is one of Asgard’s most trusted warriors. As such, she has defended its lands for multiple millennia.

Sif possesses superhuman strength, superhuman speed, superhuman durability, and longevity equal to most Asgardians. She is proficient in hand to hand combat and skilled with most traditionally handheld weapons. Above those, she has an enchanted sword that she uses to travel between dimensions. 

5. Amora The Enchantress


Amora the Enchantress

Very few Asgardians can do with magic what Amora can. Amora is a villain who occasionally aligns herself with Thor should it benefit her. Although she has been his on and off again love interest, Amora is usually found in front of her faithful Executioner.

As a magic user, Amora is capable of telepathy, mind control, dimensional travel, teleportation, levitation, creating illusions, manipulating time, and more. However, if any of these fail her, she, like most Asgardians, also possesses superhuman stamina, speed, strength, longevity, durability, reflexes, and agility.

4. Heimdall 


Origin of Heimdall Marvel

Heimdall is the brother of Lady Sif and the watchful eye of Asgard. He is charged with protecting Asgard from impending danger all-the-while watching over the entirety of the Universe. He does this by stationing himself at the Rainbow Bridge Bifrost, or the entry to Asgard. 

Like most of the other powerful Asgardians in Marvel, Heimdall possesses superhuman attributes. Where he differs is that his attributes are nearly at level with both Thor and Odin. Many of Heimdall’s senses are heightened to incomprehensible levels. This means that he can see to the deepest depths of the galaxy and hear sap running through a tree. 

3. Loki Laufeyson


Loki

A list ranking the most powerful Asgardians in Marvel Comics wouldn’t be complete without the inclusion of Loki. Thanks to the magnificent portrayal by Tom Hiddleston, Loki has become arguably Marvel’s most popular villain. He is the God of Mischief and as such, often uses his power to create illusions, change his form, and astrally project. 

Loki is the adopted son of Odin, a title that has caused friction between him and his brother. As the adopted son, Loki has always played second fiddle to Thor. Worse yet, because he’s second fiddle, he will almost never be the ruler of Asgard should.

2. Thor Odinson


Bearded Thor

Arguably the most recognizable of all the powerful Asgardians in Marvel, Thor easily makes this list. 

Thor is the God of Thunder, he wields one of the mightiest weapons in comics and commands the respect of all those around him. He has been an Avenger since the team came to be and will be as long as he chooses. Thor is bold, brash, brave, and unafraid to put his life on the line should he need to. More than any of these, Thor is one of Marvel’s most popular characters. Because of this, his power is growing at an unparalleled pace.

1. Odin Borson


Origin of Odin Marvel Comics

It should come as no surprise that Odin is at the top of the most powerful Asgardians in the Marvel food chain. He is the son of Bor, the biological father of Thor, adopted father of Loki, and the King of Asgard.

For all the strength that Thor has and for all the magic and intelligence that Loki possesses, Odin is stronger, better in magic, and more intelligent. Odin isn’t only the most powerful Asgardian in Marvel, but he’s also one of the most powerful characters in Marvel. In fact, his entry into any battle instantly sways the battle to whichever side he’s on. 

And that’s it. 

Ranked: The 10 Most Powerful Asgardians In Marvel Comics. What do you think? Who would make your powerful Asgardians in Marvel list?

Cheers,

Joel

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