25 Most Powerful Marvel Characters

Posted by , Updated on August 7, 2019

Who are the most powerful Marvel characters? It’s a tough question with no easy answers. Marvel has an impressive array of characters from heroes to villains.

From Spider-Man to the X-Men to the Guardians of the Galaxy, there’s no lack of heroes or villains in their multiverse. Many tout incredible powers, making it easy to imagine what a Marvel superhero tournament might be like. Who would win? It’s difficult to say for sure. One thing for sure, the massive fandom for all Marvel is growing. Endgame is one of the highest-grossing films of all time. And, with the universe growing, expect this list of 25 most powerful Marvel characters will continue to grow! For now, enjoy our list!

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magentoSource: http://marvel.com/universe/Magneto_(Max_Eisenhardt)#axzz4uUirgwQ7

Magneto is one of Marvel’s most powerful super villains. After witnessing his family being murdered by Nazis, Max Eisenhardt was sent to Auschwitz but later became the super-villain known as Magneto. With the ability to manipulate metal and control it at will, he can virtually control anything (you’d be surprised the things that contain metal in them). His powers of magnetism are so strong, he was able to pull Wolverine’s adamantium claws right out of his body.



hyperionSource: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Marcus_Milton_(Earth-13034)

Yes, Hyperion is kind of a Superman clone but that doesn’t mean he still isn’t a powerful Marvel character. Along with super strength, speed, and stamina; he can shoot intensive heat beams out of his eyes and heal himself with cosmic energy. He has some pretty incredible durability as well, being able to withstand blows from the Hulk.



deadpoolSource: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Wade_Wilson_(Earth-616)

Wade Wilson, also known as the Merc with a Mouth, also known as Deadpool, is incredibly powerful. A skilled martial artist, he underwent a horrific experiment and came out with incredible powers, including advanced regeneration, superhuman strength, stamina, durability, and speed. Because of his healing abilities, he’s virtually immortal.



Marvel's apocalypseSource: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/En_Sabah_Nur_(Earth-616)

Five thousand years ago, En Sabah Nur was born in Ancient Egypt. He grew to be a great conqueror during his time and an adversary to the X-Men and Marvel superheroes. Apocalypse is near immortal, living thousands of years, but his super-strength is one of his main great attributes being able to even restrain the Hulk himself.



vulcanSource: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Gabriel_Summers_(Earth-616)

Gabriel Summers was the unborn brother of Scott (Cyclops) and Alex Summers (Havoc). Gabriel was abducted by D’Ken, removing him from his mother’s body. Eventually, he came under the tutelage of Professor Xavier. Taking the name Vulcan, he excels at energy manipulation and energy blasts. He can also siphon others’ energy and use his energy into force fields.



sentrySource: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Robert_Reynolds_(Earth-616)

Project: Sentry was an initiative to recreate the super soldier serum. A meth addict named Robert Reynolds broke into the lab and took the serum becoming Sentry. As far as powers go, his strength and speed are off the charts; he’s said to have the power of a million exploding suns. Along with those powers, he has the ability to manipulate molecules, control light, and resurrect people from the dead.


Silver Surfer

silver surferSource: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Norrin_Radd_(Earth-616)

Born on the planet Zenn-La, Norrin Radd helped fight the battle of their invader, Galactus. Making a deal with Galactus, Radd became the Silver Surfer, a slave to Galactus. Silver Surfer is one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel universe. His main power is the Power Cosmic, giving him the ability to manipulate energy.



SkaarSource: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Skaar_(Earth-616)

Skaar is the son of Hulk and Caiera the Oldstrong. Inheriting his incredible strength from his father, Skaar also can manipulate the Old Power from his mother, manipulating earth and stone. He’s a bit of an anti-hero and has been both an enemy and partner with his father, the Hulk.



Marvel's HerculesSource: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Hercules_(Earth-616)

Mimicking Greek mythology, Hercules is the son of Zeus and has superhuman strength. However, his abilities go beyond that. He has regenerative healing and suspended aging, making him live a long time. His strength is equal if not greater to Thor, Hulk, and Sentry.



thorSource: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Thor_Odinson_(Earth-616)

Thor is the son of Odin and the wielder of Mjolnir, a powerful hammer. Thor has incredible strength and speed, being able to combat the mightiest of foes. From flight to the ability to control the Earth, Thor isn’t usually a hero you want to mess with.



hulkSource: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Bruce_Banner_(Earth-616)

Bruce Banner became the Hulk when he was exposed to high amounts of gamma radiation. Whenever he becomes angry, he transforms into the green beast. The Hulk possesses limitless physical strength with nigh-invulnerability. As Bruce Banner, he has an incredible intellect and is the most talented nuclear scientist on the planet.


Adam Warlock

adam warlockSource: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Adam_Warlock_(Earth-616)

Adam Warlock was created by a group known as the “Beehive,” in an effort to create the perfect human being. Warlock has incredible energy projection, speed, and strength. He can detect and produce wormholes, resist reality warping and the Time Gem’s ability to freeze time.



thanosSource: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Thanos_(Earth-616)

The last son of A’Lars, Thanos became obsessed with death at a young age. With increasing power, he grew an appetite for conquest. He waged a penultimate war against the Avengers. Many of his abilities are unmatched, including strength, intelligence, durability, and speed. Add his energy manipulation, telepathy, and immortality, and he becomes a foe nigh impossible to defeat.



MikaboshiSource: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Amatsu-Mikaboshi_(Earth-616)

Amatsu-Mikaboshi is called “Chaos King” for a reason. He’s something of a destroyer of worlds. While his physical strength is lesser than other deities, Amatsu-Mikaboshi has tremendous magical powers and durability. One of his unique abilities is to capture and detain astral bodies of recently deceased human beings.



surturSource: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Surtur_(Earth-616)

Surtur is an enormous fire demon in the Marvel universe that wields the power of a thousand suns. Along with superhuman strength, Surtur has the ability of living flame, telekinesis, pyrokinesis, and immortality. Some have said his power equals that of Odin.



Marvel's OdinSource: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Odin_Borson_(Earth-616)

Odin is one of the most powerful of all gods and is called the All-Father. His intelligence, speed, durability, and energy projection are superior than most. With the ability of Odinforce, he has unspeakable and endless power.



onslaughtSource: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Onslaught

Onslaught is an extremely powerful entity created from the combination of Magneto and Professor Xavier’s consciousness. He is also the embodiment of Magento and Xavier’s hate, anger, and frustration, making him a terrifyingly powerful villain. Onslaught has almost every power in the book from telepathy to super intelligence, he is virtually unstoppable.


Franklin Richards

franklin richardsSource: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Franklin_Richards_(Earth-616)

The son of Reed and Susan Richards, also known as Mister Fantastic and the Invisible Woman, Franklin Richards was endowed with extraordinary powers. His greatest power is energy projection capable of manipulating time, energy, reality, and molecules. Even though he has a normal strength level, because of his ability to manipulate reality, he can give anyone an infinite level of strength and power.



galactusSource: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Galan_(Earth-616)

Galactus is an all-powerful planet devourer and is practically unstoppable with his god-like abilities. He has few weaknesses and is bestowed with almost every ability imaginable. He was once referred to as the most awesome living entity in the cosmos.



CyttorakSource: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Cyttorak_(Earth-616)

As both god and demon, Cyttorak is an incredibly powerful entity once worshiped on Earth before he was banished to the Crimson Cosmos. While his intelligence is lacking, he excels at almost every other power with overwhelming strength, speed, and agility. One of his greatest weapons is the Crimson Gem.


Phoenix Force

phoenix forceSource: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Phoenix_Force_(Earth-616)

Representing life that has yet to be born, the Phoenix Force is one of the most powerful and oldest known cosmic entities. It is indestructible, immortal, and a manifestation of the primal force of life. It has the power to create and destroy pretty much anything and everything.



eternitySource: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Eternity_(Earth-616)

“Eternity” is essentially the anthropomorphic representation of every universe in the multiverse. He has absolute authority second only to the Living Tribunal.


Living Tribunal

living tribunalSource: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Living_Tribunal_(Multiverse)

Speaking of the Living Tribunal, he is a powerful humanoid being in the Marvel Universe, tasked with protecting the Multiverse from an imbalance. Its powers dwarfs the Infinity Gauntlet.



beyonderSource: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Beyonder_(Earth-616)

Dragged to Earth by the supervillain Intel, Beyonder is a supreme being more powerful than the Living Tribunal. He is capable of manipulating reality to whatever he pleases and is nigh-omnipotent.


One-Above All

Marvel's one above allSource: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/One-Above-All_(Multiverse)

Creator of the Marvel Multiverse itself, the One-Above All oversees the Living Tribunal and is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. He is above all cosmic powers.

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