The comic book world has a huge assembly of incredibly powerful characters. A few however, stand out above the rest. Their powers are incalculable, far beyond the comprehension of any character or any reader for that matter. These comic book characters are considered larger than life (literally) and that’s not even an exaggeration. As a note, this list will look at the most powerful DC characters as well as the most powerful Marvel characters ranking. These are 25 of the most powerful comic book beings ever created. Which do you think is the most powerful comic book character?
Created by writer Louise Simonson and designed by Walter Simonson, Apocalypse first appeared in X Factor vol. 1 and originated from Cairo, Egypt. He is an ancient mutant that has appeared in several X-Men titles and in 2008, was ranked as the third top villain of the X-Men series. Apocalypse boasts of a long list of powers that include super strength, telekinesis, telepathy, regeneration, invulnerability, molecular manipulation, technopathy, etc. He is definitely more than a match for any mutant in the Marvel Universe. In fact, it has usually taken more than one team of mutants to defeat him.
Also known as, Cain Marko, Juggernaut is a creation of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and first appeared in X-Men # 12. Powered by the Gem of Cyttorak, the Juggernaut is one of the physically strongest Marvel characters. He also possesses invulnerability which is amplified by a mystical forcefield, does not tire and is able to survive without food, water or oxygen. But what places him on this list is his ability to gain full access to the power of the Gem which magnifies his already substantial power a thousandfold and enables him to alter matter, absorb energy, project energy, and create portals through space and time.
Sentry became a superhuman through the empowerment of an enigmatic professor’s secret formula and was one of the very few superheroes who were active during the years prior to the emergence of the Fantastic Four. Sentry gained new importance when the new wave of heroes became popular. His abilities and limits are unknown but he has been able to perform some impressive feats such as going toe to toe with the incredible Hulk, has flown to the sun and back in a matter of minutes, is apparently invulnerable, and has even fought against Galactus (and brought him to a stalemate).
Created by Scott Lobdell, Mark Waid, and Andy Kubert, Onslaught first appeared in X-Men # 15. He was a sentient psionic character that blossomed from the union of Magneto and Professor Charles Xavier’s consciousness. His powers are a combination of professor X, Mageneto, Franklin Richards and the X-man’s abilities giving onslaught the ability of astral projection, illusion creation, mental bolt projection, sensing mutant presences, manipulating magnetic fields, and affecting reality itself. Onslaught could also enhance its physical size and strength.
A worshiped anti-God, Darkseid first appeared in the 1970 comic titled “Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen”. Seeking to take control over all living beings, he is considered as one of the greatest threats to the DC universe. He is also known for his ability to unleash unimaginable amounts of energy through his “Omega Effect” Beam.