I sat back one night thinking about the strongest characters in Marvel Comics. As I sat, I wondered what defines strength and how exactly to classify it. I mean, if Superhero A is strong but uses forces outside of this world (Phoenix Force) to become stronger than Superhero B, who uses forces within this world, can the two be classified together?
After about one hour, I realized that I had been overthinking the matter and drew the
Don’t step in front of the Juggernaut if he gets any sort of momentum. Even if you had the strength of an entire army, you’ll likely be unable to stop him. Juggernaut is the step
The Juggernaut is so strong that, more often than not, the only way for the X-Men to bring him down is to pull his helmet off and attack his mind. Think about that. A team comprised of the world’s most powerful mutants struggles to stop him.
One day after being shot, Jennifer Walters found herself in a hospital, desperately needing a blood transfusion. Unfortunately, no one in the hospital carried her blood except for her visiting cousin, Bruce Banner. Initially afraid of what might happen to her, Bruce was reluctant to give blood. Unfortunately, he was left without a choice because no one around had her type. The transfusion worked, and Jennifer’s life was saved, albeit with a small setback.
Because she received blood from Bruce Banner, his blood reacted with hers, causing her to change into a milder version of the Hulk. Dubbed the She-Hulk, Jennifer instantly became one of the strongest Marvel characters. As one of the strongest Marvel characters, She-Hulk is the only female character on this list.
Skaar is the son of the Hulk and possesses many of the same attributes. This means that he’s incredibly strong, durable, possesses some degree of healing, is fire and heat-resistant, and, just like his famous father, gets stronger as he becomes angrier.
And all this is only if he’s off of his home planet. If he’s on his home planet, he can drain its power, thereby increasing his strength. Let’s put the context of his strength this way…Skaar is so strong that he wants to fight and kill the Hulk.
Gladiator is the perfect example of what happens if your ego gets the best of you. Gladiator is strong enough to stand up to the Phoenix Force on any normal day. However, on any normal day, he only showcases a small portion of his strength. If he wants to put all of his strength on full display, Gladiator must increase his confidence. With his confidence running higher than someone on an acid trip, his strength is so much that it becomes immeasurable.
If knowing that his strength is immeasurable doesn’t satisfy you, know this. In one encounter with the Fantastic Four, Gladiator was actually able to lif
For years, fans of comic books wondered when Marvel would create their equivalent to Superman. For years they wondered if anyone in Marvel would ever be able to stand toe-to-toe against DC’s Kryptonian. And for years, they wondered why Marvel didn’t answer their questions. Well, after years of wondering, Marvel finally answered the call.
Sentry is Marvel’s Superman. As such, he has more powers and strength than he knows what to do with. Not only is he capable of incredible feats of strength, but he can also bend time, teleport, manipulate the weather, heal from practically anything, is invulnerable, and so much more. To say that Sentry is overpowered just isn’t enough. He’s become one of those characters that Marvel just doesn’t know what to do with. After all, what would you do with a character who has no rival?
Throughout the MCU, there is a running joke about who is stronger, Thor or the Hulk. Many would argue that the answer is the Hulk; if you’re one of those people, hold on. Thor has saved entire civilizations, fought the likes of Hela, Surtur, Mangog, Loki, and Beta Ray Bill, and done so with ease.
His strength is so much that he has lifted the Midgard Serpent as if it was nothing more than a worm. But that isn’t all. The force with which he uses his hammer, Mjolnir, is enough to shatter entire planets. Thor is one of the strongest Marvel characters, period.
In truth, I believe that Thor and the Hulk are equally strong, so don’t read too much into the fact that he’s ranked higher here. Hulk has spent the better part of his career telling everyone around him that he is the strongest there is. And he might be right. As a man who isn’t a God, Hulk is arguably the strongest mortal in comics. His strength is incredible, but he gets stronger the madder he becomes. This means that as his adrenaline increases, Hulk can lift more, do more, and hit harder.
Remember, this is the same being that one-punched a Chitauri Leviathan in the 2012s Avengers movie. The Hulk has been a valuable part of the Avengers since their beginning, not because they need him, but because they’d rather not fight against him on the battlefield.
Mangog has the strength of, and I quote, a “billion beings.” That being said, his strength is so considerable that he puts Thor to shame. He draws his strength from hate; therefore, Mangog will be forever powerful as long as hate exists. He can also manipulate magic for energy projection and can shapeshift.
When battling Thor, the Son of Odin usually uses less than traditional methods to defeat Mangog. In fact, in one instance, Thor attached the beast to Mjolnir and hurled them both at the Sun.
You’re bound to wind up on this list when you’re modeled after a literal God. As mythology has shown, Hercules is the son of Zeus and is one impressive individual. Hercules can stand next to just about anyone in Marvel and decide whether or not they live or die. This is so much that he picked up all of Manhattan during an encounter with Thor and dumped it back down to the ground.
Hercules is an Avenger, a God of Olympus, a Defender, and so much more. His services are in such high demand that he should probably hire a secretary to arrange his schedule.
1. Blue Marvel
Blue Marvel is beyond strong. Quite simply, he belongs on this list because A) he has the
But that’s not all. He also has superhuman speed, reflexes, stamina, and senses. In short, and like Sentry, there isn’t too much that he can’t do.