10 Most Powerful Marvel Characters

Marvel’s history of comic books has a vast number of characters. There are around 8,000 main characters, and a lot more if you count side characters, one-offs, and characters from different universes. Only a small number of these characters have been shown on the big and small screens, so many people need to learn more about the vast number of characters in the Marvel universe. Even though we’ve seen a few very powerful heroes and villains in real life, most of the most powerful Marvel characters still need to leave the pages of comic books. So, here are the top 10 most powerful Marvel characters, ranked by how useful their skills are.
It should be noted that Eternals, Celestials, and cosmic beings have been left off the list to avoid bore readers with unknown names and Lovecraftian space monsters. And when I say “cosmic beings,” I mean real cosmic beings, not aliens or people from Earth who have traveled to space. So let’s not all go to Twitter at once to brag about how much we know about Marvel. We know that everything you know as a nerd is correct.

One-Above-All (Multiverse)

One-Above-All (Multiverse)

Any list of the most powerful characters in any story could be subjective and change depending on how the reader sees the characters. But in the case of Marvel Comics, there is a clear first place. The One-Above-All is the Marvel Comics version of God. He first appeared in Fantastic Four #511 by Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo in 2004. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-present. Many beings can change the very fabric of reality, but the One-Above-All is reality itself. It created both the Multiverse and the Omniverse, including Beyonder’s reality, the DC Universe, the Star Wars galaxy, and almost everything else you can think of. The One-Above-All can also be seen as a symbol for the human mind, which in Marvel Comics and other fictional worlds is the most powerful thing there is. That’s because, even though heroes and villains might beat each other in different stories, no matter how strong they are, that can only happen if a writer first thinks of these epic battles. The One-Above-All in Marvel Comics symbolizes creation, the strongest force there is.

Living Tribunal

The Living Tribunal is an extradimensional being that Stan Lee and Marie Severin made for Strange Tales #157 in 1967. Its job is to make sure that the whole Multiverse works in a balanced way. Unlike Marvel’s pantheon of gods, the Living Tribunal is not tied to a single universe. Instead, it protects the Multiverse whenever it is in danger. The Living Tribunal existed before any universe was made, and the Creator left it behind as an all-powerful force that could settle disputes between cosmic entities and stop mortals from putting existence itself in danger. The Living Tribunal is so strong that it can cancel out the powers of the Infinity Stones and beat any tool from a single universe.

Molecule Man

Molecule Man

Molecule Man, Molecule Man, can do everything that… The song doesn’t work, though. Anyway, Molecule Man, whose real name was Owen Reese, was made by a strange accident involving a machine powered by atomic energy. It also made a hole between Earth and the dimension of the Beyonders, which was a bad thing, but that’s a subject for a different article. After the accident, Reese could control the molecules of just about anything. His first thought was, of course, to take over the world. Lucky for us, that didn’t happen. You see, Reese’s powers were limited by problems with his mind caused by his mother. But since everything in the universe is made of molecules, Molecule Man can do almost anything to anything or anyone when he is at his best. He can basically control all kinds of matter in the universe or even the Marvel multiverse. He can change things or beings at the atomic or subatomic level, which means he can change one thing into something else. He can change the shape of people or things at the molecular level. Owen can also change huge landscapes. For example, he has been seen moving whole mountain ranges. He can also shoot powerful energy bolts and move through hyperspace and between dimensions. So, he could destroy Earth or even the entire universe whenever he wants. He is at the top of this list because Uatu, the Watcher, has said that Molecule Man is the most powerful being in the Marvel multiverse. I’m going to believe what he says.


Sentry is Canada’s attempt to make a super-strong version of Captain America. And by gum, after trying for decades and failing, a random break-in at the facility and meth addict Robert Reynolds (no, not the guy who plays Deadpool) eating the formula led to a successful trial! According to the comics, Reynolds got as strong as a million suns exploding simultaneously. Sentry is much stronger than class 100 (he tore Carnage in half and beat She-Hulk, Thor, and Captain Marvel simultaneously), can fly faster than light, and has telepathic abilities much stronger than Professor X’s. Let’s see… what else… Oh, he can bring the dead back to life, and his senses are so strong that he can hear a butterfly’s heartbeat on the other side of the world. Nick Fury says he is a Level 10+ being, and Mr. Fantastic says he is an Omega-level threat. Unfortunately, a dark mirror version of himself called the Void came out and caused trouble until Sentry accepted it as a part of himself and they merged, making them both even stronger. Sentry can control molecules and has beaten Molecule Man in a fight. Why do you think his name is here? Unfortunately, Sentry doesn’t have full control over his abilities. When things get dangerous, he often lets his alter ego, the Void, take over. But this isn’t as much of a problem for him now that he’s over his agoraphobia. Now, he can use his molecular powers to build and even living things. That sounds like something a god would do. Sentry also doesn’t need food or water, has no known weaknesses, and is immortal. Has he ever fought Galactus and won? He has, for sure!

Scarlet Witch


Wanda Maximoff from movies and Wanda Maximoff from comic books come from different places, but they both have much power. Whether you think of her as a mutant, a science experiment, a witch, or all of the above, she has what it takes. She can fly, shoot energy blasts at enemies, and use telepathy and telekinesis. She can also use hexes and chaos magic that change the odds, but more importantly, she can change the very fabric of reality. In WandaVision, she brought Vision back to life and gave birth to two children in a way that didn’t make sense. In the comics, she killed or took away the powers of more than 90% of mutants with just one thought. Wanda is a Nexus Being, a tiny group of people who can change the world’s future by changing the odds. Wanda fought Thanos twice in the movie without getting hurt. In WandaVision, the lousy witch Agatha told her she could destroy the world. Several people on the list before Wanda have been known to destroy worlds, but Wanda is on top because she can control reality with her mind. In Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, Wanda uses this power to make things right by reaching out to all timelines and destroying every Darkhold that has ever been. How much power must someone have to change all realities at once?

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

Like Thor, Captain Marvel is even stronger in the comics than on the big screen. Carol Danvers is super strong, can’t be hurt, can fly between stars, and can shoot photon beams at people. She can also see into the future. She can also control gravity and light, work with radiation and magic, and absorb it. The movies don’t show this, but she can connect herself to a white hole to get even more power. Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios, has said, “Captain Marvel is the most powerful character we’ve ever put in a movie. Her powers are off the charts, and when she comes out, she will be by far the strongest character we’ve ever had.” This is a man who knows what he is talking about.

Thor / Odin

Even though the MCU movies have slowed him down a bit so that the bad guys don’t die in thirty seconds, Thor is still a very powerful character. In the comics, The Norse God of Thunder can destroy planets, control the weather (including calling down lightning), fly faster than light, and even break adamantium. Yes, Thor could break Wolverine’s metal body if he really wanted to. He is stronger than class 100. And don’t forget that his hammer, Mjolnir, has a lot of power behind it. Oh, and he will never die. Thor has fought Galactus, Thanos, the Hulk, and the Silver Surfer.

Dr. Strange

Dr. Strange may not be as strong as some of the people we chose earlier, but he doesn’t have to be. He is the most powerful wizard in the world. He is called the Sorcerer Supreme. His control over magic is unbeatable, so he can levitate, teleport, go back in time, see ghosts, travel between dimensions, and do many other cool magical things. Strange’s abilities have changed a lot over the years and have been hard to describe at times, but he can do almost anything at his best. He guarded the Time Stone and used it, and let’s remember that cool living cape he had. And yes, he has won a battle against Galactus. In the MCU, Doctor Strange is so powerful that, in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and What If…?, he destroys whole timelines and threatens to wipe out the entire Multiverse. But luckily, Stephen Strange has a moral compass that stops most of his Variants from letting him use all of his power.

Kang the Conquerer

Kang, the Conqueror, is the only person on this list with no special abilities. Just that should show how dangerous a man can be when he has knowledge, technology, and a strong will. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby made Kang for Avengers #8 in 1964. He is a constant problem for the Earth’s Mightiest Defenders, coming at them when they least expect it. Kang can go back and forth in time at will, gathering amazing weapons and information about how his enemies fight.

Kang is a great engineer and politician, and he has trained himself to be the best fighter a human can be. With the technology from the 40th century, Kang is ready to fight gods and heroes from all times and places. And if he isn’t enough to beat the Avengers, Kang can always call in help from other timelines since all of his different versions can work together to reach the same goal. Kang is one of the most dangerous enemies Earth’s heroes have ever faced, so it makes sense that Marvel Studios chose him to replace Thanos in the “Multiverse Saga.”

Hercules / Zeus

Hercules is, of course, the son of Zeus, one of the Olympian gods. Even though he isn’t a god (no god on this list! ), he can live in the vacuum of space and defend himself against attacks from gods. He is higher on this list than Thor because he is technically stronger. In fact, many experts think he is the strongest character Marvel has ever made. Legend has it that he took the place of Atlas and carried the sky on his shoulders. More recently, he moved to Manhattan all by himself. In the comics, it was said that Manhattan weighed 99,000,000,000 tons. Thor didn’t do that. He has also won fights against both Thor and the Hulk. Hercules is also immortal. He has a mace made of adamantine and a cape made of Namean Lion skin, which is almost impossible to break.

Zeus, Hercules’s father, is almost as strong as his son. He’s fought and won against Thor and the Hulk. He has not only super strength but also super speed and the ability to fly. He can also call up and throw lightning bolts because he is Zeus. Who would win at a company picnic with games for fathers and sons? We may find out soon in the MCU. Even though Odin is dead, Thor: Love and Thunder introduce Zeus and Hercules. This suggests that Odinson and the Greek demigod will fight in the future.