Strongest Marvel and DC Comic Characters

And I mean, physical strength and hand to hand combat. No flying. Just pure wrestling.

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1SupermanSuperman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. He was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, high school students living in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1933. They sold the character to Detective Comics, the future DC Comics, in 1938. Superman debuted more.

Ah Superman...
You see, I still find it funny how there are so many people out there who are just so ignorant. You see, to put it simply: Superman is as strong as he needs to be. He truly possesses, (a quote from Palpatine) "UNLIMITED POWER".

Now the only edge I would say anyone would have over Superman is the use of Kryptonite HOWEVER: For starters all Marvel characters already lost the fight, even Green-Angry-Stupid thing - YOU don't HAVE ANY KRYPTONITE! Well just for the sake of fanboys, lets say that Green-Angry-Stupid thing somehow even managed to "find" so called "non-existent matter in Marvel universe"... He'd probably destroy it. Alternatively, he'd not know what to do with it, SO, no advantage, which is actually Superman's ONLY weakness, hence no win. A DC character could have a chance HOWEVER its again the case of finding said matter which last time I checked only Batman and Lex Luthor and trying to get some off them, well that's a ...more

Comon you guys... lets get real. The compounded abilities of Superman far outweigh and outclass the Hulk, Thor, Martian Manhunter, Sentry, The Sentinal, Captain Atom, and any others that want to try for the title of "Main Man". Let me break it down for you once and for all...

Superman vs. Hulk: In the first 0.000001 seconds of the fight, Superman smashes his fist into Hulks head, pulls out his brain and spine, tosses them into the sun, and punts Hulk's immediately lifeless body onto a black hole.

Superman vs. Thor: The Thunder God wants to end this fast, so he hurls his fabled Hammer at Superman, going for the one-hit-knockout. Unfortunantely, Superman is just a bit faster than Thor, moving at about 10 times the speed of light. He catches his Hammer, which we all know he can use, flies 25 feet into the air, which is now out of powerless Thor's reach, waits 1 minute, gains all the powers of Thor, flies back down, taps the now powerless Thor on the forhead with ...more

Yes I think superman can beat hulk there might be a Possibility that hulk can keep on getting stronger, but don't forget pissing of superman is a other thing people should know superman always holds back in fights when people don't know what he is Actually capable of, say if it was hulk and supes, hulk would keep beating his brains out but the thing is it will piss superman of and I bet you anything superman could manage to rip hulks head off and I don't think Gamma radiation would grow him a new head back hulk would be dead straight and compare to thor which is a God so he couldn't actually die in any sort of way but hulk messed his butt so many times so I don't think Thor or even hulk could match up to the Man of steel the more time that superman spends on earth the stronger he gets I read my comics as well so forget sliver sufer, Thor, hulk all of them. Superman is faster more intelligent why more skilled in fighting doesn't know his own strength capable of smashing planets with ...more

He is superman, enough said

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2HulkThe Hulk is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and first appeared in The Incredible Hulk #1.

Hulk has limitless strength, as said by some other commentators. While there are series in which Hulk is shows s still needing oxygen, others shows the Hulk perfectly capable of surviving in other atmospheres. The amount of gama radiation that created the Hulk created a being of unlimited potential. Hulk is basically able to fly with his mighty leaps, and superman's heat vision would barley phase him. Superman also has a regard for his surroundings and puts limitations upon himself, where if he faced The Hulk, The Hulk has a single objective.

The one above all can kill hulk with out lifting a finger mainly because he CREATED THE HULK and because HE'S A GOD OF MARVEL COMICS - Sir_Williams22

Yes, finally someone makes some sense, ok time to explain!

Superman Vs Hulk

Ok Supermans heat vision, wont help. Heat gives off gamma rays, increasing hulks strength, and he is invulnerable to fire, and extremely high temperatures. Superman can't to anything with hulks mind because hulk cannot be mentally attacked in any way. All the things that Supes pulls off on hulk makes him madder. When hulk is calm he can lift 100 tons with ease, that's a lot of blue whales. Hulk can jump into space, and breath under water. He can survive through the coldest temperatures. Better yet, his body can heal it self incredibly quickly. He has survived having all of his flesh burnt off of him, and he can regenerate it back in a few minutes. Superman has one problem witch I think gives the hulk the edge. Superman weakens over time in battle. Hulk just gets more and more pissed, and has limitless strength. This has been bothering me for ages! Hulk has the edge, FACE IT!

Hulks strength is augmented by his anger! To a degree that in world war hulk
He beat every superhero in the marvel universe at the same time!

Hulk should be on top

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3ThorThor is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character, based on the Norse mythological deity of the same name, is the Asgardian god of thunder and possesses the enchanted hammer Mjolnir, which grants him the ability of flight and weather manipulation more.

Thor is at LEAST as powerful as Superman, and carries one of the most powerful weapons in the universe, Mjolnir, just for giggles. He has thousands of years of experience fighting God level beings, and doesn't know the meaning of "quit". No one has been in more epic battles than Thor, and no one loves it more than him either. He is born of superior stock, Odin the Skyfather, and Gaea the Earth goddess. To sum it all up, Thor is the number one whup ass machine in the universe, Earth's nuclear option.

Has the power to control weather, transmutation, all forms of energy, can create dimensions or black holes and strength that can surpass the hulk or superman, anyone that doesn't say Thor or at least silver surfer doesn't really know comics and only says (ex. superman) is due to popularity

The angrier hulk gets he gets stronger... But keep in mind that's if he has time to catch his breath! Thor and superman won't give him that chance to do so... Hulk is STRONG but the THOR is the mightiest, Combat skills Stamina STRENGTH and Power ETC.. Thor Holds back because no matter what Hulk is still human and THOR wont pass that point of killing him.. If he really wanted to GOD BLAST say no more. Superman yes would give him one great fight... But THOR still has Magic and wits and years of hand to hand experience

Thor is more power full than all

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4One Above All

The One Above All not to be confused with the Celestial of the same name is THE supreme being of Marvel and the Living Tribunal s master. He is the only being in the entire Marvel multiverse with true omnipotence.

When you think of God as the creator of all in the real world if you are that way inclined , the One Above All is essentially Marvel s version of that supreme being. He is the reason everything in the Marvel multiverse exists including every other character in this list and, as such, he possesses every possible power you can imagine and he possesses it on a truly multiversal scale, allowing him to, quite literally, do anything he wants to do.

He has actually interacted with some lesser characters on occasion, such as when the Fantastic Four travelled to the edge of existence and ended up in his realm. He took the form of the late Marvel artist, writer and editor Jack Kirby another reason that leads some people to believe that he and the Fulcrum are one and the ...more

The One Above All also known as T.O.A.A. is the creator of the entire Marvel Multiverse. He controls it All, he can do it All. He is All. He could kick the Hulk's butt even before the Hulk's notices it. He is the Creator of Galactus, Infinity, Eternity, Death and Oblivion. Even the Celestials don't stand a chance against him.
The Living Tribunal (the one who always stops Multiverse disasters) is for Him like Jarvis is to Iron-Man or Alfred to Batman.
The power of the Infinity Gems together in the Infinity Gauntlet are none compared to Him.
He is simply The One Above All.

The One Above All not to be confused with the Celestial of the same name is THE supreme being of Marvel and the Living Tribunal s master. He is the only being in the entire Marvel multiverse with true omnipotence.

When you think of God as the creator of all in the real world if you are that way inclined , the One Above All is essentially Marvel s version of that supreme being. He is the reason everything in the Marvel multiverse exists including every other character in this list and, as such, he possesses every possible power you can imagine and he possesses it on a truly multiversal scale, allowing him to, quite literally, do anything he wants to do.

He has actually interacted with some lesser characters on occasion, such as when the Fantastic Four travelled to the edge of existence and ended up in his realm. He took the form of the late Marvel artist, writer and editor Jack Kirby another reason that leads some people to believe that he and the Fulcrum are one and the ...more - Sir_Williams22

Let see be real, he is the one above all. Who is above all? Only this person

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5GalactusGalactus is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Formerly a mortal man, Galactus is a cosmic entity who originally consumed planets to sustain his life force, and serves a functional role in the upkeep of the primary Marvel continuity.

This is about pure physical strength.
Scarlet Witch is at average human strength.
Wolverine is about as strong as a human can get, lifting maybe a cow.
She Hulk can lift about 91 tons. She could lift up maybe a jet plane.
Hulk, at an enraged state, not base, could lift up maybe the world's tallest building, Burj Dubai.
Apocalypse has no limit to his strength, but at base, maybe the same as Hulk.
Thor could probably lift up one of the smaller asteroids in the asteroid belt.
Doomsday could probably lift up Mount Everest, the tallest mountain.
Which Juggernaut? I'm assuming Cain Marko at near full power. He could definitely lift up one of the larger asteroids.
Red Hulk could probably lift the entire island of Manhattan at enraged state.
Darkseid at full power could lift the moon like you lift a bowling ball.
Sentry could lift up this entire planet.
The current Silver Surfer could lift up our sun, but would struggle a lot.
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Here's the thing, this list specifies physical strength only. But is it earthly strength or cosmic strength? If both, beings like Galactus, Tyrant, Beyonder, Living Tribunal, Spectre, and the Surfer have an unfair advantage. Galactus may have gotten physically beaten by Thor and Jean Grey, but Galactus' strength is incalculable. Also, Wolverine can defeat Darkseid, Ghost Rider, and Thanos?! Apocalypse is stronger than an enraged Hulk, anyway. Where is the Living tribunal?!
Also, Galactus is never truly shown in the comics. He is actually a cosmic being who takes the form of a giant man in armor. Thor, Ghost Rider, and Lobo all have the potential to destroy the Galactus armor, but the moment before he dies, he will release a blast that will literally wipe all matter from existence within a minimum of 42 light years according to Silver Surfer. So you can physically destroy Galactus, but the moment before he dies, before he is considered defeated, the being fighting him will be wiped ...more

Well, is this based on how strong physically the character is? Well then, in all honestly, the characters on this list pale in comparison to Galactus. I don't think many on here know of Galactus's power levels. He has the abilities beyond Superman: Super Strength via his connection with the Cosmic Power, the ability to project blasts strong enough to decimate a galaxy at his most powerful state, and other abilities beyond. Even only based on strength, Galactus can take on Hulk, Superman, or any other on this list with no problem. There ya go.

For God sake, Galactus is not a hero

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6ThanosThanos is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Iron Man #55.

Thanos merged with the Heart of the Universe, this made him a god. He could even kill a Celestial with but a glance! Thanos decided that the true sign of his ultimate power would be to destroy the universe and become the one true supreme being.
He later chose to remove the Heart of the Universe from existance. This removed his power. But the merges Thanos could and did destroy everything and everyone. There is no other character could even get near.

Let's just say that in the comic books he rips off hulk's head, the number one person on this list. In the comic books they describe him as God. - bilbro29

Thanos is strong, but he usually requires the stone's powers, which other people should be able to wield with the infinity gauntlet. So he is strong, and can be extremely strong, but only with outside power.

I need to watch Guardians off the Galaxy again. I forgot how powerful he is. I bet he's really powerful. - Metts

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7DoomsdayDoomsday is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, usually depicted as an adversary of Superman.

In all aspects Doomsday is the strongest, because he can innately get stronger from dying.

The Hulk gets stronger the angrier he gets, while Doomsday gets stronger and more invulnerable every time he dies. I also don't think the Hulk can out anger the effects of the vacuum or escape say a black hole. What's he going to do jump off a planet that's getting sucked in, troll physics anyone? This is of course if were going by normal science physics, which most science fiction does. If there are no boundaries than any character could be the strongest. But let's be honest, I mean how far can Gamma Radiation really take Bruce Banner...

Superman gets his strength from the sun, the same power source as Doomsday. Although, Doomsday does not need the sun to regenerate, he just needs it to speed up that process.

Thor... Thor may be considered a god to human's, but let's be honest if Doomsday went up against Thor it would be no match at all. Doomsday gets stronger every time he ...more

Doomsday does not need the yellow sun photonucleic effects that superman needs. His thousands of deaths made him evolve to a reactive adaption of invulnerability to everything that kills him or even hurts him. The bone protrusions he has on his body can cut through kryptonian skin and he can survive the full effect of Darkseids "Omega Effect" only too beat darkseid to near death which no other has accomplished this feat. He IS power, death and destruction and has undefined and unclear limits if he even has any. His innate hatred for all life increases his need to kill. He doesn't need to breath, eat, sleep and can maintain himself for centuries already being alive for thousands of years before Supermans race. He has no internal organs so there is nothing to damage. Doomsday has leveled planets and anyone who's stood in his way or come back a second time and finished the job.

When doomsday dies he comes back immune to the way he just died... So even when superman killed him once, he came back immune to how superman killed him.. Pretty much invincible

Killer of superman, just killing

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8ApocalypseApocalypse, also known as En Sabah Nur, is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Apocalypse is thousands of years old, he's existed before all this mutants.

He can absorb physical powers he is invincible. He is definitely the strongest character. He can steel powers from other charters.

I think he is the strongest because he can absorb powers like he did in ancient times

He sucks and lost to crap peps lol

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Guy who regularly beats JL single-hand should be above the likes of Thing and Colossus. ALL HAIL LORD DARKSEID!

Omega force is what guy uses to kill his enemy's

Could have killed superman but decided to torture him instead. He also killed brainiac!

Doomsday made him cry

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He also has a magical forcefield surounding him that makes him invincible.

He has beaten the Hulk unconcious, not even Thor can do that.
The only time he was ever stopped was by an Apocalypse augmented "War" Hulk.

Everybody knows that the juggernaut is the strongest out of all the strong guys in marvel like hulk, rhino, colossus, abomination, etc. He has beaten hulk and he'll do it again.

Spiderman beat him, but to be fair he did it using his wits and not strength. Juggernaut is much stronger.

Why is he in the top 10? He got taken down by Silk. Silk!

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The Contenders

11WolverineWolverine is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly associated with the X-Men. His powers and abilities include a healing factor and his signature adamantium claws and adamantium skeleton.

Ummm Let's see Wolverine can almost go on the same fighting level as health, he was once ripped by Hulk in half then just regenerated in like 3 days, Wolverine killed the strongest mutant ( Jean Grey ). Basically Immortal and if you want to know why Wolverine is stronger than Thor, Have you seen the Avengers movie, you could see Thor getting punched by Hulk numerous times while Wolverine can just dodge them.

This has to be First. He has adamantium claws, can fight in hand to hand combat and has regenerative powers. He killed quite possibly the most powerful mutant is Jean Grey/Phoenix and he was also ripped in half by the Hulk. Stan Lee said the only way to kill him is to cut out his heart and throw it into the sun.

Wolverine is the best ever because he all alone defeated victor and a very powerful marvel jean.he can be rated much stronger than captain america and the great professior and also the commander of x men said that wolverine is immortal

He's the their is at what he does

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12DeadpoolDeadpool is a fictional antihero created by Marvel who appears in their comics. Deadpool's first appearance was in New Mutants #98 by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza in February of 1991. His powers include self-healing and super strength. He is regarded as one of the funniest characters in comics due more.

Deadpool is one of my favorite marvel villains! He can never die! For example you cut his head off and every other limb on his body stick to a bomb and make it explode. Deadpool will still be alive! Well it would take ages to regenerate back his limbs. But still! Who is the merc with the mouth? Deadpool! Seriously guys he should be around 15 or up!

Deadpool is good. He has probably the best healing factor. If he faces superman, superman would curse this anti-hero because he will just keep coming back and because he would be annoying.

Deadpool is my second vote, the only way he can day is if two planets crash with him in the middle of them! Plus he has my sense of humor! - LiamNeeson

Deadpool is the coolest marvel villain ever the best part about him he can't die. In this list he may be number 15 but in my head he is number 1

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13Silver SurferThe Silver Surfer is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Born Norrin Radd, the Silver Surfer's abilities are given to him through the Power Cosmic. His first appearance was in Fantastic Four #48 in 1966 and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

In my opinion Silver Surfer is the ultimate superhero. HOW THE HELL DO YOU KILL SOMEONE WHO CAN CONTROL COSMIC ENERGY! Superman has no chance unless it's the superman who sat in the damn sun for 15,000 years and even at that point the original surfer could still violently molest superman. He can separate his atoms to the point that superman never existed at all. Stan Lee powered him down because he realized he pretty much created God. The surfer is only rivaled by people like The Beyonder other than that there aren't many heroes or villains who can even compare to the Silver Surfer. He is GOD pretty much no matter what argument you have about dc or marvel about who is the best the Silver Surfer should always be brought up.

Silver Surfer is practically the reincarnation of cosmic invincibility. He can absorb bullets, fly at around a trillion light years every second and he even defeated Galactus which lead him to taking some of his powers. His nickname is the "The Sentinel of Space ways" and he sure is.

In my opinion, he should be first place because he's ' awesome and absorbs energy from matter instead of our normal eating, sleeping and breathing. On many occasions, he has even time traveled to destroy people such as Dr Doom (late 1970s) as a child so he won't be in contact with his only weakness, magnetic energy fields. But best of all, his board also acts as a cosmic prison which has absorbed the likes of people such as Galactus (for a short period of time before escaping) and Kang (the time traveller).

Guys, forget about Superman, Hulk, Thor or Galactus; the Silver Surfer holds the key to unimaginable power and no one can beat him. Those who disagree are basically saying they would ...more

He is unique in any way, power cosmic style. Unlike the legion of super heroes who have the same power of flight and strength. - aeromaxx777

He could scan superman and block out everything except the read part of the spectrum. Or he could simply beat him up.

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14The Beyonder

He got the entire Marvel Comic characters to take it out against him. Only the accidental creator of his, Owen, AKA the molecule man, finally put him to sleep while the Beyonder was rebirthing himself.

He was the sum of a whole universe mad into the form a man. His powers were limitless. It took the power of the Molecule Mad aided by the Silver Surfer to chanel his power back into another universe during his attempt to be born in his birthing machine. He should be high on the list!

Beyond. Everyone knows this? Pointless top ten, if you read.

He is the best

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15Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel is capable of defeating Superman, which should automatically put him around #2 or #3. However, the popularity of the previous characters definitely makes voters neglect characters like Captain Marvel. He has a power overload, and has the attributes of many different gods and heroes. The New 52 comic on Captain Marvel, describes him as having many powers that he has not discovered. His only flaw (that I can think of) is that he is mortal and that he has a "childish" nature. Sure, certain comics have other heroes defeating him (e. G Superman, or Thor in the Marvel-DC crossover), but that is mainly based off reasons of popularity. It is natural for DC to neglect Billy's potential in order to idolize the more "well-known" characters. After all, Batman has defeated Superman multiple times, which is solely based off of the bias against Superman. From this, it can be concluded that a character's popularity definitely affects how he or she is portrayed in the comics. Overall, ...more

Captain marvel beats superman in many comics when captain marvel was owned by another publisher. Superman is impervious to magic and cosmic attacks. Captain marvel is basically a magical superman. In later comics, due to mad fans, superman fights marvel again and wins by throwing marvel under one of his magical lightning bolts and "unshazaming" him. In my opinion, that's a load of crap because nobody knew (except readers and writers) that a lightning bolt would turn him back to normal. And superman's ability to take on magical attacks at that rate makes me feel like writers from the DC world just want superman to be at the top of the mountain. Now it all depends because superheros and villains are stronger depending on the time period and comic.

Human, not an alien! Superman competes with him only because the writers want to write it that way. DC wants SM to be their flagship hero. Sorry DC, Captain Marvel is the greatest superhero of all time! Instead of holding him down for SM you should be taking advantage of the copyrights you purchased and give CM a big marketing push; then you will see just how much he can make for you at the box office!

He is black adams arch nemesis and also shazam

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16Red Hulk

He's a beast but has weaknesses like gets to hot and faints he does not get all of the other hulks powers as fast as the hulk

A more aggressive, military minded, version of the Green Hulk. And known to be tougher! If that's even possible!

How come I have never heard of red hulk, and why haven't they made comics or T.V. shows about this

He should be in Deadpool 2, Thor Ragnarok, and Avengers Infinity War Part 1 and 2. - Metts

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17Living Tribunal

First off he is #1, his third face is instant death. Adam Warlock had the Gems that is the only reason he withstood it. This list is a joke if you think Superman or Hulk can take him on!

No, living tribunal should be #3. The Presence and The ONE Above All are true omnipotents.

His heads decide the destiny of the Multiverse. He 'Il
Sacrifice billion lives for trillion lives. He is only second to the One Above All..

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18The Presence

The presence created The DC world and he is a fictional shape of god, what are you talking about he should be number 1

Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent, Immortal, Created the dc universe...

He should be the strongest he created the dc he is omnipotent omnipresence omniscience

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19FlashThe Flash is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. His first appearance was in October 1956 and was created by Robert Kanigher. His main ability is super speed through the Speed Force and can run at speeds exceeding light.

Can travel through time and prevent whoever he wants from ever existing...don't see anyone else doing that. Superman? Go back to his birth (Flash can run from planet to planet) and kill him as a baby if need be. When you can move faster than any other being in existence, it's hard to say someone could kill you. Can't kill what you can't see. All these people that are "immortal" could just be ripped apart by him and spread to different parts of the universe in a matter of seconds before anyone else knew what happened if they used his full power.

The Flash is just ridiculous. I mean, this guy can't even be touched by any one that is currently in the Top Ten. And if he is about to die he can always just OUTRUN DEATH. (He's done it before. )

Realistically there's no way anyone could catch/see the Flash. He's just nerfed in shows so that us viewers could see him. If Flash were to use his powers fully, he would defeat so many of his enemies in literally a blink of an eye. The guy could literally run around the world in less than a second and punch you. BOOM goes your noggin'. And if people want to argue about characters who can fly... It would end up in a stalemate at worst... Since no one could really catch the speedster. He should definitely be higher on this list. Not number 1 of course, but for sure higher.

Well it's the flash...You can't hit what you cannot see

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Hercules is the god of strength I think that about says it all, none of the other heroes or villains are, end of story.
Hulk is a man made monster of strength, superman is an alien etc. Thor is a storm god but not the god of strength. Only DC's Captain Marvel (Shazam) equals Hercules strength because he is bestowed with Hercules, strength.

Hercules has beaten Thor up. Hercules got his butt kicked by the Hulk. So he should be rated higher than Thor and slightly lower than Hulk.

Look up Hercules strength he's above Hulk or Thor a much better better fighter than the hulk he also has the fleece and his mace. His mace is on par with mjolnor and the fleece gives him invulnerability and he could drink anybody under the table

Thor and Hulk can kill Hercules easily. - Metts

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