Strongest Marvel and DC Comic Characters


And I mean, physical strength and hand to hand combat. No flying. Just pure wrestling. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

Haha I'm gonna go ahead and take that guy's comment on The Hulk and turn it on him.

Let's talk about Superman's heat vision.
Sure, it gives off gamma rays, yup. Now, the real question is, can The Hulk stand in the core of the sun without burning up? I don't think so. It is plausible that Superman's heat vision can go to as hot as he would want (most likely hotter than the core of the sun itself) it to get until the solar energy was drained inside him.
Next! Hulk can lift 100 tons. Amazing. That's an amazing base strength level. Superman's base is 200 quintillion tons. Now, you might say, that's All-Star Superman and "it doesn't count". Then, let's take the Gray Hulk out of the equation as well, hence 0 Hulk intelligence put up against Superman's brain which processes... Thousands of times faster than a normal human. So, stripped down to basics, Superman can move planets, while the Hulk can lift 100 tons. Damn, that's a lot of blue whales.
The next point of surviving "coldest temperatures". That's great, but Superman can also fly in the deepest reaches of space. Plus he basically lives in the Arctic. What's the point? They can both survive in really cold temperatures. But, I'm pretty sure Superman wouldn't kill off the Hulk so easily.
Aand combining those last few points, about Hulk's regeneration and the strength. The speed of light is 186282.4 miles per second. Superman can fly x6 that speed, if not faster (which is highly probable), making Superman virtually invisible, much less untouchable. The official write up on says that the Hulk could ALMOST jump into orbit, so the statement that he "can jump into orbit" is false. Now, The Hulk CAN jump 3 miles in 6 seconds, which is, once again, incredible. Roughly that's 1800 miles per second. Let's give the Hulk and say he can move at 2000 miles an second. NOW 186282 x 6 is equal to 1117692 miles an second. That is the speed as to what Superman moves at his basic speed. If the Hulk can track something moving at over a million miles a second, it would be game over for Superman. Sadly, The Hulk can't.
How does this tie into Hulk's regeneration speed? If it takes a few MINUTES to regenerate the flesh on the Hulk, a punch from a fist that can lift 200 quintillion tonnes moving at 1.1 million miles a second is incomprehensible and incomparable to how fast The Hulk can regenerate.
Finally, strength. Please see above :) Also, going along with how Superman weakens after time and The Hulk having infinite strength. Superman sunbathes to restore power. "What is there are clouds in the way? " A single one of Superman's claps can dismantle an f5 tornado like a fleck of dust, a few clouds wouldn't be a problem. Continuing with that, Superman could easily fly through the sun in about 2 seconds to regenerate his lost power. However, this would contradict what I would have said in the first place.
The fight would be over with pure speed and strength in less than half a second. Even with the addition of Kryptonite, The Hulk would be too stupid to use it in a fight anyway. Even if he was smart enough, throwing the kryptonite shard wouldn't affect Superman who could start halfway across the planet and tear through the Hulk before he could cock his arm back to throw it.
So... To conclude, This has been bothering me for ages! Superman has the edge, FACE IT!
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 different story. Good luck with that! :)

So, Kryptonite is out of the question, so what is a man with NO weaknesses and UNLIMITED power? A "Super" man, and that's why ladies and gentlemen he is called THE SUPERMAN!

Now, if you still somehow manage to make up some sort of fault in his powers, firstly well done for such nonsense, secondly, EVERYONE, even some Superman fans, fail to realise that what you see as "Superman" isn't his full potential. Let me explain:
As you may have seen, a lot of the comics/movies/T.V. series you see him in, he is usually with other people, and what I mean is he either has a "partner" or a villain (as all do) but you see, the writers can never truly write superman's true capabilities as well, it'd be boring... It'd be one page long or one minute long with superman just simply killing the whole universe. Now that would be not right and just not fun to read/watch now would it? But you see, it has been proven, in previous comics how superman actually does have ridiculous amount of power. And honestly, I'm glad that his powers are never truly shown as it gives people this illusion that someone can defeat him, and I like to see them squabble when it is futile.

Anyways, its annoying how after all this, people will still be as ignorant as they were when they first started to read this... But oh well, I guess "let the voting continue" ay?
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 his pinkie finger, and turns him into a pink mist and a red smear.

Superman vs. Martian Manhunter: Hypervelocity Nuclear Heat Beams... game over...

Superman vs. Sentry: A powerhouse fight, to be sure, but as the fight wears on, Superman keeps constantly absorbing light from the sun, healing at hypervelocity speeds, smashing Sentry with nuclear bomb-force punches at a hyperterminal rate, spitting out beams that rival the sun in heat and radiation, and using Kryptonian Technology to finally wear out and turn the Sentry into liquified goo.

As I don't think there is anyone, really, who can withstand an angry Superman, I think this thread is pretty much over...
[Newest]Not many people get that superman's solar energy can rise infinitely
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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.
Superman's heat vision has no upper limit so in a way he can melt hulk. Since there is no higher temperature don't thing about it.
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!
[Newest]The guy who said 100 tons is a lot of blue whale's is stupid blue whale's usually weight about 180 tons and that's small for a blue whale
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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
[Newest]Superman is a lot stronger than thor
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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.
Which Thanos? Which Superman?
Current full-power Thanos could lift the solar system.
Original full power Superman could lift the solar system as well.
I named 14 characters that fit the top 15 in order of strength. Who did I miss? Galactus, the world eater. Even on his deathbed, he could lift up our solar system with nothing. At full power, he throws our galaxy across the Universe & bring it back like Cap. Now, who do you think is the strongest?
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 from existence. I can only imagine ten beings on this list even destroying Galactus!
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.
[Newest]Galactus is one of the strengths of Marvel universe, stronger as Odin or even more powerful. and the only reason they have defeated them is that they are the heroes.

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
You can't underestimate all of the characters, but this guys is only stopaable via entropy. The only way you can make him, not return, is to send him into a time where energy doesn't exist. This guy will possibly get killed in a fight with other strong hero's, but he will return even stronger until he cannot be killed and he will continue this cycle until nothing in the universe has physical strength that could counter him. That makes him the most powerful in terms of brute strength.
[Newest]Okay... He can't be killed in the same way twice.. But he cannot regenerate on his own.. Someone else has to make him alive

6One Above All
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 could simply pull out his eraser and wipe any character out of existence. Immediately. No questions asked.

The One Above All exists dimensionally outside and above all the characters beneath him. He can affect them, they could not even touch him.

Given the omnipotence of TOAA, he should be at the very top of the list.
If you are talking about physical strength, many would say that Hulk is the strongest one. Fools. One Above All is creator of everything and nothing can exist without him. At first, I think he would not arm wrestle Hulk, Thor or Superman, because he can just erase them from reality with a snap of fingers. Even if he try to beat them physically, TOAA can have as much strength, as he like because he is Ultimate God of Marvel Multiverse. His powers are limitless. It says that all beings combined in Marvel Multiverse would not stand a chance of beating him. This list includes powerful beings like Thanos, Galactus, Thor, Silver Surfer, Apocalypse, Hulk, and he can beat crap out of Beyonder too. He is The One Above All.
[Newest]He exists dimensionally outside of the universe and can't be encountered in any way, yet he created and controls the entire universe. He can wipe out any or all within the universe from eons way. He can make anyone in the universe nonexistent without even thinking or taking any action whatsoever.
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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.


He has rings and can summon undead and has the powerful infinity gauntlet and nobody except thanos can unleash its full power


[Newest]I wonder who would win: galactus or thanos

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.
Number 1 by far!
[Newest]He's the best and the strongest

9Silver Surfer
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.
He is unique in any way, power cosmic style. Unlike the legion of super heroes who have the same power of flight and strength.


Noren Radd can change the molecules of superman's body; he beat up Galactus, the planet eater!

10Captain 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, you may not like the Captain, but his undeniably at least ONE of the most powerful characters among Marvel or DC. I would place him at Number 4, behind Thanos, Darkseid, and Apocalypse, but definitely above Supes, Hulk, or Thor
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!
[Newest]Captain marvel is only as strong as hercules, wonder woman beat hercules. Superman is proven stronger than wonder woman

The Contenders

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.
no one is stronger... Marvel doesn't cut him a break. Wants to hype up the heros but they can't keep up with Juggernaut and dread when he comes around.

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

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.
He's the best in the world he can virtually destroy anyone. His claws are also so sharp and I bet you it would be really hard to withstand his attack.
He is also the best X man in the whole universe.
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
[Newest]I want to put wolverine vs superman even though superman would die.

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.
Hulk is stronger than hercules. Superman has demonstrated lifting more than the hulk could lift even when hulk is mad
No one can fight against hercules.he's the son of zeus.he's the most strongest

15Dr. Manhattan
He is a god, last time we heard of him he went off to create an entire Galaxy. Even if you destroy every particle in his body, he can reassemble himself in moments, which means he is immortal. He sees the past, present and future simultaneously, so he knows what you are going to do before you know it yourself.

He can is able to phase any part of his body through solid objects without damaging them, produce multiple copies of himself which function independently of each other, project destructive energy, disintegrate people (possibly by removing their intrinsic fields), create force fields, transmute and create matter, move objects without physically touching them (telekinesis), reverse entropy, and, create life and walk on the surface of the sun.

He could kill hulk with a wave of his hand.
He can create his own Universe /Reality and manipulate others, he is immortal and can control matter, space, time, just everything! His powers are limitless and goes beyond understanding. I think he is the most powerful being that can exist!
He's a god he can control all matter on atomic scale. come on how is anyone suppose to beat that, the hulk superman there all made of matter he controls all of that stuff, one above them all and DR manhattan are the most powerful.

I thought this was a strongest list? Laugh out loud If so he's not one of the strongest, but he can face up anybody on this list without breaking a sweat and people getting ready to fight him are intimidated by that. Now that's a Super hero for you! He may not be the most powerful or strongest but if anyones gonna give up in a fight, it ain't him! Go Batman!
Was going to vote for Galactus, but if there is Batman in any poll for selection of the best ever, my vote is always going to be for Batman..
Don't think it can beat Galactus, but surely he cal beat everyone else..
Holds kryptonite to superman. Kills him in minutes. He is a straight beast. His mind is so dark that if anyone tries to read it or anything like that he will scar them and leave them huddled in a corner
[Newest]He has awesome gadgets and can defeat superman with loads of tools and superman actually gave him kryptonite if he goes crazy and beating up batman is considered going crazy and he (superman) is lame and weak with kryptonite. He could easily win super man.


17Martian Manhunter
He no longer has a weakness to fire thanks to the villainess scarlet, who unleashed Martian manhunter upon the entire JLA (the JLA did infact know that MM was evil, so it came as no surprise as they were expecting this) and the Martian manhunter still won against them all however after a change of heart scarlet sacrificed herself to save MM and the JLA. Also let's not forget that superman himself is afraid of this Martian
One thing to remember about the Martian his weakness is fire, on mars his entire race was extinct.
Apparent Superman said that Martian Manhunter is the most powerful being in the universe.

18The 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.
Hi's been descriped as just second to "the one above all" and to be omnipotent therfore he is the most powerful charactar on this list even in physical strength. You should have added the spectre to have a rival to the beyonder
Beyond. Everyone knows this? Pointless top ten, if you read.
Beyonder without question should be near the top. Learn your facts about what he can do before you dare put anywhere near his level. just read what he can do.

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!
Come on people Deadpool is MADD crazy of course he is the strongest one
Deadpool man a molecule brings him back he's crazyso he doesn't get scared or give up in fact he's on a mission to destry the whole marvel omniverse one above all is next
[Newest]He's à ninja of immortality

20Scarlet Witch
Stronger that magneto and xavier combined

Classic Ruler God of Greece... If he was real then boy, he would be hard to surpass
One big question Zues or Odin

22She Hulk
She's awesome. She can even beat over the strongest superman. Actually she should be in number1. These BASTARDS kept her in sixteenth place. She is too sexy.
He's basically the hulk but with more control over her powers.

23The Thing
The Thing has been a punching bag over the years. Thje Thing doe not get stronger the madder he gets. He does something else. The more critical the situation is the stonger he gets. Call it a sense of social responsibility. When he fought the Champion, ,bleeding internally likely, blleeding externally. -He never stopped fighting. The Champion realized he would have to kill Ben-Ben would never surrender. The Thing is who you want if everything is on the line- you want him on the front line. When The Thing and the the Hulk had their minds switched in to each others bodies. Ben was suprised at how savagely the Hulk in The Thing's body fought. that's because The Thing usually pulls his punches. One of the best portrayals of the Thing was when Claremont did Fantastic 4. It showed his intelligence-you can't be a test pilot if you are a dummy. The fact that The Thing and the Hulk would meet to arm wrestle tells you something.
I think the Thing should be even higher as far a pure physical strength, he has proven his strength has far past the 100 ton level
The Thing is not the strongest but he is one of the toughest. Any body fighting him will know they are in a fight. He will not stop. He is knocked teeth loose from the Hulk's mouth.

Though, spider man is not much stronger should be top 20 because he is awesome, cool, intelligent, brave etc
Spider is next to wolverine
Stronger than hulk look at comics
Spider-Man is not stronger then the hulk he got his ass kicked by world war hulk and hulk fights gods and Spider-Man doesn't
[Newest]Cause spider man can sense any thing coming at him well almost every thing

25Ghost Rider
Skull surrounded by fire. Don't look into his eyes. Only disadvantage is that he can't fight in the sun.
You think Ghost Rider is weak? He can burn hulk very easily with his chain and kills anyone who dares to fight him. He is the strongest and I never saw anyone who could beat him.
Ghost rider could easily kill everyone on this list above him (bedside The One Above All) and there are more than one of him
[Newest]If you're evil and have a soul. you stand NO chance against ghost rider.

26Black Adam
He is the most powerful villian of all comics
He can kill superman that alone should make him top 5. The fact that he can fight superman and captain marvel at the same time should make him top 3.

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.
I think people underestimate the flash all the time. The third flash, Wally west, can time travel, stop time, travel to different dimensions, do the whole infinite mass punch thing and a crap load of other stuff. And let's not forget that he can OUTRUN DEATH
[Newest]He has a new series and he will never die and the reverse flash is hot on his tail

28Wonder Woman
She's the most powerful heroine in dc universe. She has beaten superman, captain marvel and the six founding members of justice league.
I have actually spoken and asked the creators of the justice league and one of them said she's stronger than superman
Wonder Woman is as strong as Superman or Hulk with the fighting skills to tie them both in knots. Plus she's got the Gods on her side!
[Newest]Wrong, they said that she has faster reflexes not strength

Sentry shouldn't definitely be way higher than the twenty four. Sentry's strength is limitless just alike Juggernaut and a few others. He is capable of fighting celestials.
Sentry is stronger than superman. He have the power of million exploding sun and he can control the all molecule like moleculer man. He can generate energy heat beam from his eye and hand
You don't like sentry of couse his the strongest.
Greenhulk, sentry, superman are the strongest hero in the world do you understand vencent and you issac you better be mattaussi

Colossus has so many cool things going for him and yet he is still low on my list. First of all most of the X-Men are weak in power with a few exceptions, Jean Grey, Rogue, Wolverine. Professor X is a horrible telepath and Colossus is the weakest strong man out of all the strong characters in marvel. He's also Russian not American which is another mark against him. In infinity wars "The Thing" Colossus and maybe "Strong Guy" all get bitch slapped by HULK!
Colossus is now the Juggernaut. Since he was at way more powerful a starting point than the human Cain Marko, Colossus may be the strongest Juggernaut that has existed in the 616 continuity
Colossus can lift over 100 tons. His strength has increased over the years.

31Green Lantern
He is only limited by his imagination and fortitude of will. They seriously haven't had a smart enough green lantern yet because with that power you could do some wicked awesome stuff.
Well he could do some interesting things, such as destroying the atoms of being, making him a very powerful contender in the DC universe. I would say he SHOULD be higher on the list.
Geoff Johns has without a doubt resurrected the green lantern frachise and makes it third only to superman and batman in dc comics. While batman and superman are great the green lanterns are always facing universal challenges and they ALWAYS WIN. Pic any character in the green lantern franchise and he or she already holds his or her own against the rest of characters on this list for example, hal jordan, sinestro, klye rayner, jon stewart, sodam yat, the guardians of the universe, the other lantern corps of the emotional spectrum, and more to say the least like the white and black lanterns, the new gaurdians, or the new entity volthoom, and MORE characters like superboy prime, krona, and cyborg superman who have been incorporated into the GL franchise. AND you can wear more then one ring at once. I THINK I MADE MY POINT THAT GREEN LANTERN IS ONE OF THE STRONGEST IF NOT THE STRONGEST OF ALL CHARACTERS.

32Living Tribunal
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..
He s the Greatest of all

Abomination is a complete tank that could almost kill hulk. Enough said.
Abomination will crush theese guys and they will not be able to type 911 in their mobile
Come'on guys, these are ants for Abomination. He will put theese guys down and become number 1

34Red 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

35Phoenix Force
The Phoenix Force is the essence invincibility. The ability to destroy anything without touching it. The only plausible opponents would be God himself or Galactus.
Jean Grey is the most powerful character in the universe
[Newest]Phoenix should be way higher on the list

36The Incredible Hulk

37Molecule Man
He has the psionic ability to manipulate all forms of matter on a subatomic level, and to manipulate all known forms of energy and to convert matter into energy or energy into matter, E.G. : the creation of powerful force fields and energy beams. He is able to manipulate some of the most powerful and most durable materials within the Marvel Universe. Manipulation of "mere" matter and energy. Regardless he has been able to effortlessly recreate an entire galaxy even in his regular state
He can "unmake" almost anyone else on this list with a thought. He can destroy universes. He can remake them too. One Above All is the only one on this list in the same class.


Ares is the god of war in dc comics


He upgraded himself to be immune 2 energy attacks & if he copies John d martian, Magneto, Ghost Rider, Thor, Doom, Superman, Green Lantern, Invisible Woman, Hulk, Wolverine, Flash, Black bolt, Hellboy, Lord Voldemort, Molecule man, Aquaman, Dragonite, Vegeta & Goku's power within sometime he can self-upgrade 2 absorb & use all their moves. No laser, sonic, radiation, cosmic& psychic power will work against him & as he is non living he will be undead in d universe!
Easily one of the strongest comic book characters created. He can assimilate any other beings powers, no matter the size or powers/abilities of that being. There would be few to almost none that could oppose him. (P.S. Justice League Unlimited) and if anyone says "Grundy beat him though" just remember how Grundy lost that fight, to Hawk Woman's mace (that he already assimilated in his first episode he appears in) ;]
Can copy pretty much any ability in the anime and has no known weakness as he stopped being nano technology. Could move world's out his way by simply looking at them and flashes his eyes to put them back where they are. The guy is over powered and should be way higher on the list as should a few more that are not in the top 10 I.E. spectre, living tribunal etc
[Newest]In the justice league unlimited he upgraded him self and nothing can stop even all of the heroes are combined watch it the title of the episode is the return

Come on people he's pretty strong. We're talking about physical strength remember?
This guy is awesome another version of superman but more cooler. Majestic and intimidating. On power level with anybody but thor.
He should be @ number 6

43Franklin Richards
He should be number one he is an omega level and a celestial if not as a child then as an adult when he's stronger
He can create and destroy universe's at Will. Sort it out people
Supposed to be bull crap

He is stronger than zeus and has odin force and has a awesome staff


Of course he is stronger than galactus and which mean he can destroy galaxies with gungir he is the strongest among all GodFathers too

45Grey Hulk
Even though he is weaker than green hulk he deserves a closer spot on this list.

I would literally be writing for days if I tried to describe this guys power. He would beat Hulk, Superman, Thor, Green lantern and pretty much the Xmen, avengers, justice league and green lantern corp all by himself...
Limitless powers and strength

This list is pretty bad when phoenix is 45, supreme telekinetic powers capable of doing anything she thinks of arguably the most powerful character in the marvel universe

Invincible in every possible way, dude has been banned from entering heaven and hell so he can't die and he can regenerate his entire being instantly from a single strand of his DNA; Superman-equivalent strength and durability; complete bastich
He's able to go toe-to-toe with Superman. Stone cold crazy, will kill anything that's not a space dolphin. Doesn't need air. There's nothing anyone can do to keep the Main Man down. If he needed to, he'd crawl down the Hulk's throat & kill him from the inside. The only thing that keeps him from ganking Superman is the the boy scout tends to out-think him!
For all of those people who don't know anything about comics and think the Hulk and Superman are #1 & #2, THINK AGAIN.

49Iron Man
come on guys iron man can take down most of these guys
He's iron man. You can't get better than that
He has powerful armor and shoot missles and a powerful destructive beam out of his chest and is unbelievably smart and has so much armor created by him and he has so much armor to choose from it can make its own list. He rocks and has an awesome butt kicking suit.


[Newest]I'm pretty sure that his hulk buster suit would smash most of these other guys.

Nova is awesome, enough said

51War Machine
Physical strength? The hulk definitely is the strongest. Superman is overrated: cut him off from a yellow sun's radiation he is a baseline human (or kryptonian no difference).

52Beast Boy
Because he turn in to an

53Captain America
Steve is most likely the strongest of all, he can take death with a straight face. He wakes up in the present, and does he complain all the time? Does he whine about how he's lost about everything? Answer everything truthfully.
Cap is beast he Can beat any super hero also he is really strong watch avenders
Captain america is a super solider basically and he has healing factors and survived a plane crash into ice and the living legend
Best dude ever man is can punch thor so hard he will cry like a baby

54Superboy Prime
This might be the biggest brat in comic book history but he is absolutely one of the strongest characters ever. He was the main villain in infinite crisis. He has taken on both the green lantern corps and the sinestro corps (after betraying them), defeated sodam yat w/the power of ion, the antimonitor with one punch, defeated monarch, (whose body blew up a universe), survived an attack against the black lanterns, and will eventually become the time trapper. I doubt even the retcon of the New DC 52 will stop superboy prime from returning.
The guy is so strong he tear a hole through reality he should be top ten

Storm can control the weather over an unknown radius and has been referred to as a "possible omega level " mutant. Because her powers are tied to her emotions, she can be a force to be reckoned with. Furthermore, she has a wide array of powers at her disposal. Her control over the elements has allowed her to control the very breath of others.


She can soal crush the main ones at the top and she beat her father trigon
She can banish you to a nother demenshen
Raven should be up around 3
She can easly take you out of existance with just a move of her hand or even rip you apart with dark magic
No one mess with this girl <----
And her father is the king of the underworld right? I don't know... I think so but she ROCKS
And without trying.. If she sees hulk... Or superman.. Running or flying up to her she can just stop you in mid air and throw you around like a doll and just wreck you to pieces from miles away from her


59The Beast
Beast from X-Men is stronger than Spidey, Wolvey, etc...


61Black Bolt
He's defeated many listed above... A whisper locked down the hulk and don't get me stArted with the master blow... His voice could crack a planet need I say more
A king inhuman very powerful voice can level mountains
His voice was turned into universal weapon.

62Molecular Man
He has control over all molecules and should be in top 20.

63Doctor Fate
Everybody keeps underestimating this guy, he's DC's most powerful Sorcerer

64Jean Grey
The one above all is the only one that is able to destroy the phoenix force. But to do so he would be destroying the multiverse as we know it. The phoenix is what holds the multiverse together. Close 2nds to the phoenix are... The living tribunal-the beyonder-galactus-cronos (with crystals)
Jean Grey controls the phoenix force, which is most powerful creature in the universe so she should be the strongest. Jean Grey is a mutant born with telepathic and telekinetic powers.
She'll know ahead of time that what moves you are going to used and non of most power could touch her and beside she could used their power against them!
[Newest]With the Phoenix Jean Grey is the most powerful being in the universe

I feel bad for him so I voted for him


66The 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...

67Star Fire
She's one of strongest superheroines in the world. With powers like superforce, flight and those amazing starbolts she's one of the main powerhouse of DC. She had no problem fighting with Wonder Woman, Brainiac 8 or Donna Troy. A good example of her strength was rightly shown in Outsiders #24.
Gives great blowjobs and will do anal if asked nicely
Shes up there for sure! Her strength with those green fire? Power things are great
She can probably come a tie with supergirl or powergirl even..
Shes completely amazing! The looks, body, and the hair! :D

Iceman is an Omega level mutant. He is capable of summoning and manipulating ice. One issue even said that, at his full potential, Bobby is capable of freezing the entire world.
Can destroy souls. Tells a woman that he loves her just to get her in bed. Then rips her heart out by dumping her. The iceman

Indestructible armor, huge army, even if you kill him, his program codes will make another Ultron
Hulk can break his armor at World Breaker.
Admittedly not the most powerful villain, but he could take down Thor, Hulk, Silver Surfer, and Superman (I daresay at the same time with ease). You can't kill Ultron, so how do you stop him? Just my opinion, but admit it, Ultron could kick any hero's butt.
Oh, and P.S. He has indestructible adamantium armor. Hulk, the strongest there is, can't make a dent. 'enough said.

Bane has the strength of a body builder multiplied by 4 he put batman into a coma and broke his back. Batman only beat him because he had so many gadgets and so much help.
He's been said to be stronger than batman, darker than he is too. Broke batman's back and beat him up numerous times
Bane is so cool looking!


72Beta Ray Bill
Beta ray bill can wield thors hammer, which means his pwer shouldn't be far off from the mighty thor.


So I guess Rogue from x-men just never came up in conversation. She can have any persons powers she touches doesn't that make her pretty much this whole list of super heroes all by herself. I don't think she gets enough credit. If she touches the hulk while she is PMSing that is true anger and rage unleashed on poor hulk laugh out loud... And just like most guys the hulk will want to avoid her or get beat up maybe for reason at all laugh out loud... As for super man... With some kryptonite a 3 year old could destroy him
Rogue may not be the most powerful but she's my favorite marvel character and man is she hot just check out the X-men animated series from the 90's and you'll see what I'm saying. Not to mention I once seen her flatten Gladiator with one punch, need I say more.
Rogue can lift over 100 tons

Robin is red and full of hatred.

76Luke Cage

I'm not gonna get my speeches on about Loki like I did on another list all I'm gonna say is he is the god of mischief and lies, he has an awesome staff that kills people and he's awesome, and now all you people that kept him at number 66 can have a long think about what I just said yeah?


Loki is the sexiest villain in all of Marvel! And who can say no to that silver tongue of his! He has the potential to become ruler of the nine realms, just that he hasn't fully showcased his powers. His half Asgardian, half Jotun trait gives him an advantage!
Loki has powerful magic


Joker is the greatest batman villain of all time no way he's #80
He always have plans to escape from any place above all he is UNPREDICTABLE
Joker is the coolest character in every way.

The alien symbiote endows Cletus Kasady with enhanced physical strength greater than that of Spider-Man and Venom combined. He is able to rapidly regenerate damaged body tissues much faster and more extensively than an ordinary human. Finally, Carnage's powers have always been abnormally enhanced from the maniacal will and insane worldview that Cletus Kasady has had from the age of 8 years old onward. Kasady sees "chaos" and random, undirected violence as reality, and considers "order" and virtue to be illusions. He takes an almost artistic pride in his mayhem, likes to leave a trail for others to follow (usually leaving the phrase "Carnage Rules" written in his own blood), and is recklessly willing to take on the most dangerous and powerful of opponents and victims.
He's stronger than wizard

80Malekith the Accursed

Another version of superman. Maybe stronger. Weakness is only lead. Should be in top ten maybe higher and he's from the future.
A fan since the 70's LEGION OF SUPERHERO'S, and should be higher on the list
He has the the same powers as Superman, he sould be in top 5!


Nimrod beat number 10 juggernaut with no problem and took on the x men at the same time

84Howard the Duck
I just felt bad for him so I voted for him.

85The Vision
The vision defeats ultron. So he should be alil higher. And if you mess with him, scarlet witch will have a word with you
No one touches the vision period


He is the strongest one in history he is number one

88Human Torch


Canadas captain america but cooler guardian

91Sebastian Shaw
The more he gets hit the stronger he becomes how can you beat that

Pretty good comic book hero

How is this guy not in the top ten?!?!? He controls Anti-matter and is a universe level threat! He Killed untold Billions and nearly destroyed the universe! He has tried multiple times to re-create the universe! He is practically a God
Nearly destroyed the universe single handed. Rules the Anti matter universe, IE controls Anti matter. God like in immortality
How is beast above this guy? These lists are rediculous and play favoritism instead of reality

94Mr Mxyzptlk
Limitless power, insane reality manipulation and practically immortal. If he was serious there is a handful of people in the universe who would even stand a chance against him.
All you do is make him say his name backward and he is not going to cause to much trouble


95Venom (Flash Thompson)
Grants the host all the powers of its first known host, Spider-Man. Greatly enhances physical attributes of its current host. Superhuman strength, ability to change form, and ability of the Symbiote to fight and defend itself when either the host or it is in danger.
Limited shapeshifting, undetectable by Spider-Man's "spider-sense". It can also turn its host invisible through camouflage. He once took over the hulh and as it says he takes its host ability I mean if he took over most the heroes and villans he fought and seen he be stronger that all of them combine and he has military training. With a gun wit venom bullets I mean come on

96Duplicate Boy


98Black Widow
She is awesome and she woops butt


100Miss Martian
Were is martian manhunter he would be in top 15
Personally she is the strongest telapathic powered hero ever and shes technacally naked bonus.

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