Top 10 Most Powerful Fictional Characters

The Top Ten
1 One Above All (Marvel Comics)

The One Above All is by far the most powerful character ever created. The current number one, Goku, may be able to destroy galaxies, but I don't think he can create them on a whim, which is what it would take to be a speck of a blip on the One Above All's radar. The One Above All literally has power over everything. If Goku tried to fight him, her, or it, The One Above All could easily just take Goku's abilities away or simply negate their existence. He, she, or it could also negate his entire existence. That's real power.

Ain't no way Saitama, Goku, or Superman are top five. I'm just saying that right now. There are literal creators of the universe that cannot die and are all-powerful, ALL POWERFUL. I don't understand people's logic when they say Saitama or Goku could beat One Above All or The Presence or Kami Tenchi. Since they are literal gods, with a capital G, couldn't they literally do anything? Yes, Saitama can't just punch those gods out of existence. If you believe that, this is probably the nicest way I'll put it: you aren't exactly the sharpest tool in the shed.

2 Goku (Dragon Ball) Son Goku (Kakarrot) is the main protagonist in Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. He has many abilities like, super strength, utilization of ki, flight, teleportation, super speed, enhanced reflexes, and Super Saiyan transformation that increase strength, speed, and durability... read more

Goku's powers are unlimited. All others are nothing in front of the Dragon Ball character. Who is Zeno? He can erase all universes in just a second. As Goku can go beyond his powers, it is possible that Goku can surpass Zeno. Some people say that Goku's power level increases without training. Actually, no. The anime mostly shows the training, which is a waste of time. If there is something very interesting in the training part, it is always shown. The day is very close when Goku will be the most powerful character in anime history, both in the present and obviously in comparison to others. There is no comparison between Marvel characters and Dragon Ball characters.

Son Goku is truly not the strongest (at least not yet). There are versions of Superman that could easily annihilate Goku. For example, in DC/Marvel comics, there are entities who could defeat Goku. However, Son Goku is definitely one of the strongest characters if you actually conduct genuine research and power scaling. Ignore the Saitama supporters. He's no big deal. Goku has the potential to become the strongest, but that doesn't mean he will. However, with all my heart, I hope he does. Goku is top tier, but he is not there yet. Even though if anyone deserves to be the strongest, it is definitely Son Goku, the Legend, the almighty Super Saiyan, Kakarot.

3 Superman (DC Comics) Superman is a comic character. And probably the first powerful superhero in the fictional world. The character was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, high school students living in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1933. It was published by DC comics. The first animated superhero movie was superman. The origin story of Superman relates that he was born Kal-El on the planet Krypton, before being... read more

Plain old regular Superman is already formidable. He can move planets, defeat universal-level threats, carry 20 quintillion tons, and hold black holes in his hands. Sure, he can do that, but that doesn't cut it for me. However, when we consider the more powerful versions of Superman, things get interesting. Certain versions of Superman definitely deserve to be on this list. I'm not listing them all, but if one is interested, they should do their research.

I don't care what others say. Superman is a better fighter and father than Goku! And he's smarter, stronger! Superman is always trying to save everyone, while Goku is always satisfying his own desires/ego to be the strongest warrior in the universe. But this is precisely why he's always risking everyone's lives... Superman has a truly pure heart, not Goku...

Superman is the first, so from being around for so long, he's received many overpowered upgrades to the point that he can't be beaten without something in the plot, like kryptonite or magic, to weaken him first. It's essentially up to how the writers are feeling that day. His biology makes him as strong as he needs to be for the fight. It's really not even fair.

4 The Presence (DC Comics)

A funny thing to notice is how the truly most powerful characters generally don't have a significant role in stories because if they were the main protagonist, they could simply win automatically.

The Presence is (yet again) a literal god. Why are these gods rated so low? Idiotic fans really put Superman higher than the god who created him. The Presence is easily stronger than Superman and Goku. The Presence is on the level of Zeno from DBS, so of course, he's stronger than Goku. My god, just put the overpowered beings in the right spots. Easily number 4 or 5.

He is completely omnipotent. He created the DC multiverse. He can change and warp reality without so much as a thought, which means characters like Superman, Saitama, Goku, or anybody else are powerless against him. Even with all their power combined, they're not infinite in every way imaginable like he is. Therefore, he'd just wish them out of existence and "poof," they're gone.

5 Shaggy Rogers (Scooby-Doo) Norville "Shaggy" Rogers is a fictional character in the Scooby-Doo franchise. He is a cowardly slacker and the long-time best friend and owner of his cowardly Great Dane Scooby-Doo.

To say that the ultimate force that is Shaggy Rogers is the most powerful being in the entirety of existence would be an understatement. Many people might argue that Thanos is more powerful, but while Thanos could only destroy half of all living things in the universe with the Infinity Stones, Shaggy could snap his fingers and destroy every conceivable universe and timeline and still not be at his maximum power.

I would go so far as to say that he not only created the world we are standing on but likely even created each universe.

Before there was existence, there was Shaggy Rogers.

Easily number 1. The dude can literally destroy the entire Omniverse with 100% of his power, and that's not even close to his max limit. His max limit literally goes up to 50,000%. He could obliterate every character on this list except The Presence, TOAA, and Memes with just 0.5% of his power, and with 10%, he could destroy the meme characters too. With 20%, he could even beat The Presence and TOAA. It's also PROVEN by the creators of Shaggy themselves that Shaggy is this strong. Just go watch the intro scene of Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms for yourself.

6 Living Tribunal (Marvel Comics)

This character should be in the top five at least. The Living Tribunal regulates the entire Marvel Multiverse, reducing Goku and Superman to mere children in comparison. With nearly omnipotent powers by Marvel standards, this is significant, given that Marvel is arguably the strongest fictional universe.

The Living Tribunal acts as the cosmic judge of all realities, second only to The One Above All. He can obliterate realities with a command, affecting everything within. Regardless of a being's power, it will perish unless it does not exist in any reality, which applies to no one.

The Living Tribunal is definitively more powerful than both Silver Surfer and The Hulk within the Marvel universe. Therefore, it is puzzling why he is ranked below them on this list.

7 Kirby (Kirby) Kirby is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory. His first game was created in 1992, and the pink puffball has made his way into the hearts of fans of all ages.

Let's think this through, shall we? Kirby has defeated these entities: Nova (1997), Drawcia (2005), Nova, again (2008), the Master Crown (2011), Star Dream (2016), and Void (2018), among others (1992-present). Nova and Star Dream are both clockwork stars, so I'll count them as the same entity. Nova/Star Dream can grant any wish, which makes it omnipotent on a level that transcends fiction itself. The Master Crown is stated to possess omnipotence on a multiversal level. Drawcia defeated and mind-controlled all three of them, which means she transcends omnipotence. Lastly, Void is described as omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. Many fictional stories claim that the universe's god "originated from the Void." Guess what? It's the same Void. And Kirby defeated it. So Kirby, quite literally, transcends omnipotence. He has been objectively the strongest fictional character since 1997.

Kirby the Devourer ranks at #6, and I have many questions. First of all, Shaggy's power is fan-made. It originated from a joke in one scene. To truly be considered powerful, you have to demonstrate the ability to use your powers multiple times in succession. Shaggy fails to meet this requirement. Superman and Goku are also hyped up by fans, but not nearly as much as Shaggy. Both of them would struggle just to land a hit on Kirby, who has a footspeed approximately 890 quadrillion times the speed of light. Additionally, Kirby possesses the Copy Essence Deluxe, which allows him to instantly copy any existing ability without the need to inhale. For example, the Ultra Sword can cleanly slice the multiverse in half with a single swing. It's important to note that time freezes when Kirby prepares to swing the sword, preventing any attacks against him while he increases its size. Furthermore, Kirby could simply transform into Stone, becoming completely invincible and immovable for as long as he desires. Once his opponent is worn down, Kirby can revert to his original form and finish them off. Regarding the Presence and the One Above All, Drawcia and Galeem killed them, and Kirby defeated both Drawcia and Galeem. Additionally, Chaos created them, and Kirby defeated Chaos. If that doesn't refute your argument, then Poyo. End of discussion.

8 Galactus (Marvel Comics) Galactus 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.

Galactus could beat Superman. He can absorb matter and energy, so he could do that to his enemies. He could get too big to fight.

Worlds are certainly fun to destroy, but to eat?

9 Saitama (One Punch Man) Saitama is the main protagonist of the webcomic and anime series One Punch Man, who could easily destroy a continent with one punch. He is bored with his extreme power. He is registered with the Heroes Association as a C-Class Superhero and is tasked to defend Z-City against Mysterious Beings.

The entire point of Saitama is that he is infinitely powerful. So much so that he actually begins to despise it: no villain poses a challenge for him, almost no monster survives more than a single punch from him. Even the most godly foe merely bores him. In his final fight of season one, no matter how obscenely powerful his alien opponent is, it's clear that Saitama is never in any actual danger and that he never loses control of the situation. In fiction, there is no superhero more powerful than he is, and that's his weakness. I'm sure every character on this list would rather be in the number one spot than Saitama.

Saitama is a character whose power knows no bounds. As a fan of both Saitama and Goku, I would place Goku above all except in terms of strength. Saitama's power appears limitless, especially since he hasn't shown his full strength yet. He outshines Superman, having jumped from the sun to Earth in less than five seconds, and remember, Saitama is a human. While Goku's speed with Ultra Instinct is impressive, in terms of sheer strength, he is surpassed. However, the Dragon Ball series is not yet complete, so Goku's true potential remains unknown. As he continues to grow stronger, the debate over whether Saitama or Goku is the superior fighter remains unresolved. But for me, they both share the top spot.

10 Bill Cipher (Gravity Falls) Bill Cipher is a triangular dream demon formerly existent only in the mindscape who wished to gain access to the real world. He has been running amok in Gravity Falls, Oregon since being summoned by Stanford Pines over thirty years ago. He is known for his mysterious demeanor and sadistic humor. He is the main antagonist of Gravity Falls, although he doesn't play a central role in the series until... read more

Come on, dude.

Bill Cipher could defeat anyone in existence just by blasting them to dust whenever he feels like it, after he made them trust him. He possesses every power that I can think of, and he can create life. So why not just create someone stronger than the person he's fighting and then kill the entity he created?

He literally leveled Gravity Falls to nothing but weirdness in just a few minutes. He could defeat everyone and can haunt people's dreams so intensely that they go insane. Then, Bill Cipher blasts them to dust.

He can beat anyone on this list and could blow up entire universes in seconds. Plus, that voice is so amazing.

I have to say, hardly anyone is stronger than Bill! I might not be a Gravity Falls fan - one of my friends is the biggest fan ever, though. I have seen a couple of episodes, thanks to my friend, and I will definitely say he's probably as powerful as it gets. I mean, he has all the power that Thanos has with the gauntlet, but unlike Thanos, he can't be killed by any weapon or even destroyed by someone like Beerus when he uses his mind. However, he could still be destroyed by one of Beerus's destructo blasts (my sister is a huge fan of Beerus). Considering he's basically invincible and immortal, and he can't be absorbed, that makes him stronger than Kirby. Also, considering that he can control reality, time, space, matter, the soul, and the mind, he definitely deserves to be ranked higher than seventh.

So, I would basically say he's the strongest there is, but there are still characters who could definitely beat him. For instance, Eddie the Head (that guy rocks!), Beerus (if he blasted him with destruction energy), any character who's based on God, and also, when I was a kid, I was a huge Ninjago fan. Even now, at 15, I have to say Garmadon could easily beat him - he can create and destroy anything! The First Spinjitzu Master can do the same thing as his son Garmadon, and so can the Overlord.

The Newcomers

? Sam Winchester (Supernatural) Samuel "Sam" Winchester is a fictional character and one of the two protagonists of the American drama television series Supernatural along with his older brother Dean.
? Dean Winchester (Supernatural) Dean Winchester is a fictional character and one of the two protagonists of the American drama television series Supernatural.
The Contenders
11 Thanos (Marvel Comics) Thanos is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by Jim Starlin and Mike Friedrich. The character first appeared in Iron Man #55 and has been portrayed by actors Damion Poitier and Josh Brolin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

This assessment seems misguided. Considering plain-old Thanos, MCOC Thanos, or MCU Thanos, he falls short when compared to characters like Saitama. However, if we refer to HOTU Thanos, he would rank at number 5, not counting actual deities. Regarding Regulator Thanos, he would be placed at number 6, inclusive of LITERAL GODS such as The Presence, TOAA, Kami Tenchi, Zeno, and Azathoth. I might have overlooked some, but this would at most adjust Regulator Thanos's ranking by one position or not at all, as he is on par with gods, having been the one to reveal TOAA initially. Regulator Thanos is unstoppable. Regular Thanos, in contrast, is comparable to entities like Galactus or Darkseid. In the MCU, he is on par with Batman, whereas MCOC portrays him rather trivially.

He can literally break apart the Marvel universe by snapping. Nice.

This man's a grape that killed half the universe.

12 Beyonder (Marvel Comics)

The Beyonder once eliminated the Living Tribunal, the emissary of The One Above All. This demonstrates his immense power.

The Beyonder's ranking should be higher than it currently is.

How is it possible that he isn't recognized as the most powerful entity in Marvel!

13 Batman (DC Comics) Batman aka Bruce Wayne is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27. In film, he has been portrayed by Lewis Wilson, Robert Lowery, Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck. He has been voiced by a variety... read more

Batman is actually quite formidable. His intelligence alone makes him a threat to even villains like Darkseid, and he possesses technology that enables him to defeat adversaries like Superman.

For those who think Batman does not deserve his spot, reconsider. Research the different versions of him.

Consider the Batman Who Laughs from the Dark Multiverse, who is considered stronger than Goku, or the White Lantern Batman, who is on par with at least SSB Goku. Then there is the Hellbat suit Batman, who could be considered stronger than Superman, and even Batman when he occupies the Mobius Chair, which enables him to transcend space-time. The chair bestows omnipotence, provides him with any knowledge he desires, and allows instantaneous travel through time and space.

And of course, even when discussing the classic Batman, with preparation time, we cannot overlook his potential to defeat anyone below the levels of TOAA, The Presence, or Omni-King Zeno (anyone Omniversal/Multiversal).

14 Kami Tenchi (Tenchi Muyo!)

He's a literal god. He should be higher on the list.

He is the omnipotent being of the whole setting.

He's an omnipotent god. He can just think of something, and it will happen.

15 Vegeta (Dragon Ball) Vegeta is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

Not the strongest compared to TOAA, Zeno, etc., but being nearly at the same level as Goku, he definitely deserves to be ranked high. Especially with his new Ultra Ego transformation in the manga, which is his equivalent form to Ultra Instinct. If there were a list of the Strongest Characters in all of Fiction, whether Goku was in 1st place or 100th, no matter what, Vegeta still deserves to be directly behind him. No Superman or Saitama behind Goku, specifically Vegeta. This is because if Goku can beat Superman (which I don't think he can), then Vegeta can too.

44? The sole character who can go pound for pound on par with Goku, and even surpass him up until the final tournament arc, is 44? This list is nonsense.

Vegeta will always be strong enough to be just a bit weaker than the strongest enemy. He will also always be there to make Goku look good.

16 Azathoth (Cthulhu Mythos)

In my opinion, Azathoth can easily go toe to toe with characters such as One Above All and Kami Tenchi. All of existence is stated to be a part of its dream, and it will vanish when Azathoth awakens. Its mind has been able to create countless reality-warping and beyond-dimensional entities with knowledge and power beyond human imagination. Azathoth is omnipresent, omnipotent, and probably omniscient. I know that people can argue about the omniscience statement, but there are two facts to consider:

1. Azathoth has created a being like Yog-Sothoth, who is truly omniscient.

2. The entire "Blind Idiot God" label could be more connected to the fact that Azathoth isn't aware of its own creation than to it being simply unintelligent.

Furthermore, it is impossible to hurt or kill Azathoth in any way because concepts such as life, death, and destruction are just parts of its dream, which means Azathoth is beyond all of them. You should also remember that it can do so much by simply dreaming. What would Azathoth be truly capable of when it is fully conscious and awake? The thought gives me creeps.

17 Zenō (Dragon Ball)

It is specifically stated by a god that Zen-chan can never be defeated. It does not matter at all who has what feats, as, first, Zeno has effortlessly surpassed feats of complete omnipotents (One Above All, Beyonder, Living Tribunal, The Source, Kami Tenchi) and has never even been challenged. Second, he has greater potential to be a great fighter with his infinite strength, even without training. Moreover, it is stated that it is not possible to defeat him. Also, Zalama, a dragon god the size of a universe, is not as strong as him. Let me explain. Zamasu wished on the Super Dragon Balls to be immortal, and that immortality granted by Zalama was overridden by Zeno.

A being to whom even the gods bow. Thanos needed the Infinity Gauntlet to destroy half of the universe, while Zeno has already destroyed six universes... something nobody can even think about boasting.

The only thing that makes the Omni-King super overpowering is that he can use the erase ability, an ability that can kill immortal and mortal beings alike.

18 Ben 10 (Ben 10) Ben 10 is a media franchise created by Man of Action Studios and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. The franchise revolves around a boy named Ben Tennyson who acquires a watch-like alien device, the Omnitrix, which allows him to transform into ten different alien creatures.

He's literally overpowered. Like, the definition of overpowered. He has four different aliens he can choose from for any occasion. Even if he turns into Grey Matter when he wants brawn, he literally still kicks ass.

Ben 10 possesses Alien X, which is an omnipotent being, as stated multiple times throughout the show and confirmed by its writers. That's what makes Ben 10 the most powerful fictional character.

He can become omnipotent and can rewrite the timeline of the multiverse.

19 Godzilla (Godzilla) Godzilla is a giant monster originating from a series of tokusatsu films of the same name from Japan.

In theory, Godzilla Earth's considerable size would give him a significant advantage. It is suggested that Godzilla Earth will continue to grow indefinitely. I believe that, due to his size, Godzilla Earth may have an advantage over other characters if he can simply crush them underfoot. However, I am not familiar with the strength of other characters ranked higher on this list.

Which incarnation?

If it's Godzilla Earth, then he should definitely rank above Saitama. Saitama may have easily defeated beings with godlike powers, but Godzilla Earth overcame Void Ghidorah, an almighty Lovecraftian entity that consumes universes and reality as sustenance. Considering that Void Ghidorah does not even originate from our plane of reality and barely exists, I doubt Saitama could impact either of these adversaries.

Godzilla, the King of Monsters! If we consider any version of Godzilla, he is immensely powerful, including the Marvel incarnation. When combining all versions into a composite, the power level is extraordinary. He will always remain the King of the Monsters, even if Kong defeats him, which would be disappointing. If that happens, I will have lost faith in humanity.

20 Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter) Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.

The most powerful wizard!

A very powerful wizard.

21 Silver Surfer (Marvel Comics) The 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. He was born on Planet Zenn-La, Deneb System, Milky Way Galaxy

The Silver Surfer is one of the most powerful beings in the universe and the most powerful of the Heralds of Galactus. Imbued with the Power Cosmic by Galactus himself, he possesses near limitless energy absorption and manipulation abilities that manifest in various ways.

22 Darkseid (DC Comics) Darkseid is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by writer-artist Jack Kirby, the character made a cameo appearance in Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #134 before making his full first appearance in Forever People #1. He is the father of Orion, Kalibak, Grayven and Grail.

God of Apokolips. Lord of Tyranny. Darkseid is.

Darkseid's Omega Effect is more than enough to have him in the top ten. However, he's also very smart and is an experienced fighter in his own right. His feats are ridiculous and can match up to godlike figures like Superman and Orion (his son), who are themselves some of the strongest heroes in DC. His true form resides in the Fourth World, and his strength there is at its greatest, capable of overwhelming most godlike beings without much of an issue. His true form is so malevolent that simply exiting the Fourth World would destroy the entire multiverse. This is why he creates avatars to interact with the universe, and even then, they are incredibly powerful in their own right.

Ok, Darkseid has the Omega Beams, the Anti-Life Equation, and the big gray guy that you usually see (Uxas) is actually a body that he controls. He's a multiversal being who controls different beings across different universes. Google "Darkseid true form." So, how on earth is he below Batman, Shaggy (probably a joke, lol), Thanos, and Superman? I prefer Marvel, but Darkseid would decimate Thanos because Darkseid, without the Anti-Life Equation, is more powerful than Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet. Darkseid usually destroys the whole Justice League, Superman included. Also, why are people like the Anti-Monitor, Odin, Lucifer Morningstar so low, or not even on the list? These guys could demolish Thanos and Darkseid combined.

23 Doomsday (DC Comics) Doomsday is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, usually depicted as an adversary of Superman.

Doomsday is a powerful supervillain in the DC Comics universe. He is known for his incredible strength, durability, and regeneration abilities. In fact, he is considered one of the strongest villains in the DC universe. His strength allows him to go toe-to-toe with even the most powerful superheroes, and he is practically unstoppable once he gets going. Additionally, Doomsday possesses immense durability, able to withstand almost any attack, and his regeneration abilities enable him to heal quickly from injuries.

Doomsday is undoubtedly one of the most underrated characters. Often overlooked, he stands as one of the most powerful beings in the DC universe, comparable or possibly superior to Superman (regardless of the version). He killed Superman and possesses a form of immortality. If he is killed, he revives and becomes resistant to whatever killed him. Therefore, unless you are an all-powerful god, a 6th-dimensional imp, possess 12th-level intellect, or are Kirby, you have no chance of defeating Doomsday permanently.

24 The Mask (The Mask)

How is he not higher? He literally has the power to do whatever he wants as long as he doesn't take his mask off, which only he can do. He can literally just say no to death.

Come on, people! The Mask is literally the most powerful thing on the list!

He has the Toon Force ability, and he can create almost anything.

25 Thor (Marvel Comics) Thor Odinson is a fictional superhero appearing in the 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 amongst his other superhuman attributes. He has been portrayed by Eric Allan Kramer in... read more

Thor is incredibly powerful, and he was the reason the Avengers weren't completely destroyed in Wakanda. He got close to defeating Thanos, but at that point, Thanos was already way too powerful. Moreover, to wield Stormbreaker, one has to be extremely powerful. Any normal person attempting to wield it would disintegrate. Thor also escaped from Surtur and defeated him in combat.

In Infinity War, it is shown that Thor could single-handedly destroy Thanos, even when Thanos had all the Infinity Stones.

He's literally a god. There's no way he's below Batman.

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