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16 Most Powerful Characters in the Marvel Universe

Here is a list of 16 most powerful characters in the Marvel Universe.

16. Vulcan

Vulcan

Vulcan is the brother of Scott Summers and Ales Summers both mutants however unlike them he is an omega level mutant. He has the ability to manipulate all forms of energy at will and can absorbs them as well, even magic. He has fought on par with the likes of Black Bolt and has fought against the X-men, Inhumans and Starjammers simultaneously though he was overpowered. He was once the Emperor of the Shi’ar Empire but is later overthrown. He is believed to be dead but it is actually unknown.


15. Skaar

Skaar

Skaar is the son of The Hulk in an alternate reality. He possesses powers similar to his father, but greater. His physical strength is so high, that he cracked the armor of the Juggernaut and sent him into the outer atmosphere with one punch, which is something that was considered impossible and that even his father failed to do. He has survived blasts from the Power Cosmic, and falls from outer space. His healing factor is superior to the likes of both Hulk and Wolverine.

14. Odin

Odin

Odin the monarch of Asgard and the strongest of all Asgardians, even his son Thor. He can manipulate magic for a variety of effects including strength augmentation,size augmentation, various magical enchantments, fire energy blasts, and others. He also, as the monarch of Asgard, can absorb the powers of all the Asgardians into himself to greatly augment his already formidable powers. Odin is immortal and thus cannot die die by any natural means. His regular strength level is around 60 tons.

13.  Hercules

Hercules

Hercules is the son of Zeus, the Sky father and King of the Greek Gods and is thus an Olymian God Prince. Hercules is considered the physically strongest character in the whole marvel universe. Literally the strongest, even over characters such as Thor, Hulk, and the Destroyer. He has pulled the entire island of Manhattan which weighed 99,000,000,000 tons, he has overpowered the likes of Thor (who can shatter planets with his blows), manhandled the Hulk (who has shattered objects twice the size of the Earth), and literally held up the incalculable weight of the heavens which would make the weight of a planet literally seem as if nothing. In addition to his legendary strength, Hercules possesses durability to such a degree that blasts from the cosmic being Nova did not harm him at all and projectiles such as bullets are completely beneath his notice. He can survive in the vacuum of space unaided, and has near limitless stamina. He is virtually immortal and does not age at all (he is over 3000 years old but looks like a healthy man in his prime). In addition, Hercules possesses the adumantite mace (an indestructible mace)and the skin of the Namean Lion (which he wears upon his back) which protects him from virtually all harm. Despite their constant rivalry and fighting, Hercules is a long time and great friend to Thor who is the Prince of the Norse Gods.

12. Grandmaster

Grandmaster

The Grandmaster is an eternal, the same race as the Runner and the Champion. He is vastly intelligent, old, and powerful. He possesses telepathy, and other psionic powers such as telekinesis to a high degree, mind alteration, mind wipe etc. He has supernatural physical characteristics as well such as being able to lift 25 tons and having faster than human movements and reflexes. Another notable power of his is the ability to completely restore the injured or ill, no matter how heavily damaged or sick they are. But he can go even beyond that and is capable of actually bringing the dead back to life. Perhaps most notable of all, is that the Grandmaster is immortal and literally can’t be killed by any means because Death itself has banished him from the land of the dead. No matter what trajectory or cunning, the Grandmaster cannot be killed. The Grandmaster also has a mania, almost a reliance of games. They amuse him emphatically and has spent much of his time playing various games over the last few thousand years.


11. Galactus

Galactus

One of the strongest in the universe. Eats entire planets, possesses vast knowledge, unlimited cosmic power, and gave beings as strong as the Silver Surfer their power and is still in an entire different power league.

10. Magus

Magus

The Magus’s power is comparable to that of Galactus. His main power is unlimited shape shifting. He can become virtually any substance, any size (larger than suns), any shape, and any color. He can turn into things such as starships, cannons, etc. Potentially he could make himself into a massive cannon the size of a planet and destroy anything in space. His possibilities are limitless. He also possesses extremely powerful telepathy and can learn things such as languages in an instant.

9. Mikaboshi

Mikaboshi

Mikaboshi is an abstract being of far greater power than even the Sky father beings such as Odin or Zeus. He has defeated Zeus, the king of the Sky father and most powerful of the Greek Gods on 2 separate occasions. His powers include immortality, shape-shifting,super strength, various energy projections, etc.

8.  Cyttorak

Cyttorak

Cyttorak is possibly the single strongest magical being in all of the marvel universe. His power is so great that even Galactus, was helpless to free himself from the power of Cytorrak, who had imprisoned Galactus. He is the source of the powerful Juggernaut’s power and the elite magicians of the universe including Dr. Strange, and even Dormammu and Zom, invoke Cyttorak’s name to power their spells. Inside his own dimension, Cyttorak’s power is limitless.

7.  Phoenix Force

Phoenix Force

Phoenix Force is the most feared being in the universe. Single handedly defeated Galactus himself and over powered even the mkraan crystal.


6.  Franklin Richards

Franklin Richards

One of the rare omega level mutants, He has the ability to warp reality on a much more massive scale than Proteus. Though in his child form he never could completely control his immeasurable powers, however it is said that his power equals that of the Celestials. He i quite possibly the strongest mutant to ever exist.

5.  Eternity

Eternity

The very embodiment of time. Eternity can manipulate space, time, and reality itself as he wishes. His power is greater even than the likes of Galactus.

4.  Living Tribunal

Living Tribunal

The living tribunal is considered the second strongest being in the marvel universe second only to the one above all (and later on, The Beyonder). He is so powerful that even Thanos with the infinity gauntlet making him stronger than the entire marvel universe combined did not dare to engage The Living Tribunal in combat. The living tribunal is the supreme authority in the marvel universe save The One Above All. His power is absolutely limitless.

3.  Beyonder

Beyonder

A near omnipotent and vastly powerful mutant inhuman. He is the most powerful being in the Marvel multiverse second alone to The One Above All. He was so strong, that all the Marvel abstracts (such as Eternity, Infinity and Death), supreme cosmic beings (such as Galactus and the Stranger), and The Living Tribunal himself were left at his mercy.

2. One-Above-All

One-Above-All

One-Above-All is the most powerful being in the marvel multiverse. He alone possesses greater power than the living tribunal and Beyonder. He is believed to represent the creators of marvel (Jack Kirby and Stan Lee) And while he is technically another entity, he has taken the form of Jack Kirby to demonstrate what he really is which is the grand authority in the marvel universe.

1.  Deadpool

Deadpool

In the storyline Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, the X-Men sends Deadpool to a mental hospital for therapy. The doctor treating him is actually Psycho-Man in disguise, who attempts to torture and brainwash Deadpool into becoming his personal minion. The procedure fails, but leaves Deadpool even more mentally unhinged; as a result, he kills Psycho-Man and begins assassinating every superhero and supervillain in Marvel Universe (everyone listed above) one by one in an attempt (apparently) to rebel against his comic book creators. The book ends with him breaking into the ‘real’ world and confronting the Marvel writers and artists who are currently writing the book. Before he proceeds to enter he turns to the reader, promising that once he’s done with this universe, “I’ll find you soon enough.”

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    • I might have missed one or two, but these 16 are most probably the most powerful in the Marvel Universe and this is not an opinion.

      • My point is that it is not a FACT these are the 16 most powerful Marvell characters. This is an opinion. Different websites have them listed in different orders. I think this is an awesome web site giving me tons little trivia facts. However, this story seems to be out of place.

        • U dnt knw anytin abt d marvel universe….how can you be calling d strongets in d marvel universe witout mentionin thor,hulk,iron man,quick silver,captain america,storm nd odas…ur bizy callin deadpool…better go find your self in a better memory lane

            • Listen buddy. Captain America is nothing but a pumped fighter with an indestructible boomerang. There are reasons why Hulk is not on this list. His son is far more powerful than him. Quicksilver is useless. What the hell is he going to do against people like Odin and Galactus?!
              As for Thor, he maybe should have been there instad of Vulcan. And Zeus probably too. But to say that CA should be on there? We are talking about gods that can warp reality and have created holes in the plot of Marvel universe.

            • I hope noone takes your joke seriously most of these guys solo everyone that isnt on the list hulk and Thor a fodder level here

            • U know Deadpool might be one of the strongest cause he has a healing factor just like Wolverine soo yeah idk why he didn’t add Wolverine too

            • DeadPool only killed hulk as bruce banner. but if hulk didn’t change back to him. deadpool wouldn’t stand a chance.

            • I know who’s the most powerful-it would be Martin Goodman, the founder of Marvel, since he found Marvels. Also the most powerful is Stan Lee, the editor-in-chief of Marvels. If Martin Goodman and Stan Lee did not exist or started this enterprise, then all of these guys above would not exist and get argued over by you guys to find who is the most powerful Marvel character.

            • dude. deadpool could beat hulk as he was cursed around this time by thanos to never be able to die. so becuase of that he could kill hulk. but I think the curse was lifted sooo deadpool now might be a lot lower then back then

          • lmao it has to be a troll c’mon they don’t write complete words and think cap is 1 of the strongest characters thats just silly cap isnt even top 100 but even tho deadpool is my favorite character in comic book history he isnt the strongest his forth wall break is probably one of the strongest powers there is not to mention his healing but out of pure power i would put him lower a lot lower

          • Your grammar gave me super cancer, sir. The list as mentioned is literally almost correct. Deadpool is a little OP, IMO. But he is the only one that can break the forth wall.

            • to be fair iron man has a suit that basically makes him move light speed it had something todo with him getting a suit in space or something like that. he can travel speed of light (or close to it) and the metal is near unbreakable.

          • Dude…that’s living ribunal, beyonder and one above all there…one above all is literally god. You think hulk and cap and quick silver are much powerful than god? Please don’t make your judgements on those movies. First go read some comic book stuff.

          • mate, i sure hope you didnt read “deadpool kills the universe” series otherwise you dont know how stupid you sound saying deadpool isnt the strongest

          • This guys list was complete sh*t, I’ll give you that, but apparently you don’t know sh*t either. While Hulk and Thor maybe should have been on this list, there is no way in hell captain America, iron man, storm, or quick silver should ever be anywhere near a most powerful marvel characters list.

            • Not even hulk. Thor could kick hulk’s a**. Thor is super powerful though. He is a god. He basically can’t die unless mjolnir breaks. He can travel faster than the speed of light. He can control lightning. He can fly. He has rugged good looks. Hulk can smash stuff. Hulk is not powerful at all.

          • I can barely understand you, but from what I can tell, all of the men on the list in the least have immortality. The ones you have listed don’t, you may believe that Thor does but I you have seen the latest movie, his father has passed, thus meaning since he’s Odom’s son, he’s a demi god. Either way though it’s all based on opinion, also the only person you talked about w immortality was Deadpool and you were trashing it as well, I do hate the comic where he kills marvel universe though..

          • This a joke btw

            SUPERMAN SHOULD BE ON THE LIST BRUH. HE IS LIKE THE STRONGEST MARVEL CHARACTER EVER. WHERE IS BATMAN? WHERE IS WONDER WOMAN?

          • bruh are those the only superheros and humans in the marvel universe. and deadpool is probably not as strong in the movies, but in the comics, he’s really strong.

        • Some of them are opinion-based, but widely accepted opinions. And some of them are based on fact, such as the Living Tribunal, The Beyonder, The One Above All, Deadpool, Eternity, etc.

          • T’challa is supposed to be on this list as well as Logos (the being formed from Chaos, Order, and the In-Betweener)

            T’challa became the Tiger God and literally ripped Logos to shreds.

            He’s basically one of the strongest superheroes of all time. Fact.

      • Total Bulls**t, exuse my language. But this is no more than an opinion. And a very stupid one. Deadpool kills the Marvel Universe story wasn’t even in the main storyline. A separate comic, more like fan-fiction. And you didn’t even put Sentry… To anyone who is reading this list, don’t believe it.

      • Why the hell is Deadpool the strongest super hero? I have no idea about this, I really doubt it, it’s really funny….lol.

    • You are missing protege, thanos with heart of the universe, molecule man, fulcrum, mad Jim Jaspers, fury, and some other people who I can’t think of right now. Dead pool being first was just a joke and some of the characters on you list are mid tier not high tier characters

      • I think dead pool listed as the strongest is an interesting concept since he’s the only character that can break the 4th wall.

        I do feel like the sentry should be here, despite not being a fan, since he slapped the hell out of galactus and no one has any idea how strong he really is.

        • Well blonde phantom and Loki broke the wall to.

          However
          Factual strongest characters for marvel universe are: prc beyonder, one above all, thanos with heartov, molecule man, then it can be disputed from here depending on conditions.

    • Just opinion, there are several other that should certainly be included: Protege easily at number 2, Legion, Mr. M or Molecule Man, Hulk instead of Skaar and many more.

  • The one among all isn’t as powerful as the beyonder. If you don’t count the retcon, then beyonder was stronger. TOAA is god of the marvel multiverse, but beyonder is from beyond that, he is the rest of the omniverse which is 1000× more than the multiverse, so originally, beyonder is the strongest

    • I know you like your idea of the Beyonder, and you are a fan of him and all… But, The One Above All is Stan and Jack… They could simply make TOAA make Beyonder, shall we say, “Non-existent”. So thus, TOAA is the strongest, he is god, no he is just there, you know. He created the Marvel universe, thus he created the Beyonder. Or they created the Beyonder.

      • Actually, he’s not that strong. Many heroes can easily defeat him single handedly, and without the infinity stones he’s really, just a wrinkly old grape :/

  • Really disappointed in this list and its follow-up. They’re both open to debate and really poorly written/edited, with a complete lack of references or sources. I’d like to expect more from this website.

  • Following on from the Deadpool post, ‘our’ Deadpool from the mainstream universe managed to kill that Dreadpool at the end of Deadpool kills Deadpool. In this issue it’s revealed that Deadpool actually has the power to change his stories to fit how he thinks they should be, as an example in the issue he is stabbed through the chest with a chainsaw but minutes later his suit is perfectly fine.

  • I disagree with dead pool being #1. He should not even be in the top 50. And no scarlet witch. This list sucks. And you forgot the raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy.

    • Since Deadpool was actually able to first figure out that he was a comic book hero and later escape it to kill the authors and then the reader. That would make him the strongest because he could just remove all the other characters, including TOAA.

        • no hes from the multiverse, and he dose end up fighting 616 deadpool and the effects of what happened fallow end up in the main canon

      • One above all is the strongest, Deadpool killed the marvel universe, but nobody mentioned one above all, or did they ? He was too busy at the moment 😂 Or you should’ve mentioned Adam warlock, man he made reality and all of universe just disappear in dream 🤔 Btw, one above all is immortal and cannot be defeated

    • Neither of those characters are top 16. my top 7 list would be:
      1.the one above all
      2.the fulcrum
      3.pre-retain beyonder
      4. Sige-Neg when he absorbed the power of the Big Bang
      5.pre-recon molecule man
      6.thanos with the heart of the universe
      7.protege(might rank higher)

      • if you watch other not sooo idiotic lists like the one we have here fella (im not talkin about yours) youd know that the living tribunall is actually the 2 most powerfull

    • the raccoon from guardians of the galaxy. Your joking right deadpool not being in the top 50, do you even know marvel universe or feel like you do so you comment stuff like this

    • Lmafo the raccoon from the GOTG you must be joking , I’m sure he is last lol the raccoon and Scarlett witch is not that powerful as you are expecting

    • It’s not in a specific order, its just the top 16 strongest beings in the mcu. There’s no order to this list. Deadpool is actually really strong, once defeated the marvel universe. Rocket Raccoon is no where close to the top, he just has amazing fighting tactics and good weapons. He has no unique power, which is why he’s not even in the top 50.

  • TOAA represents the writer, so he created Deadpool, therefore TOAA is stronger than Deadpool. Deadpool is constantly overrated and he’s just a rip-off of DC’s Deathstroke. Also you missed out characters like Mad Jim Jaspers, Scathan the Approver and Protege. Do some more research next time.

    • So what if he’s a copy of deathstroke? Deadpool was created as a joke and was meant to be a blatant ripoff of Deathstroke from the start. So what if TOAA created deadpool? Whether he’s overrated or not, Deadpool still killed the marvel universe, including TOAA. They are at least on equal ground

      • Deadpool is no where near TOAA. The fact that you think that is super surprising. TOAA is all knowing so if deapool knew that he was in a comic that means TOAA also knows. And besides the strongest character deapool killed in that comic was uatu the watcher ( he did this using a machine he stole from reed Richards so he didn’t even kill him with his own powers)

  • Was it Dreadpool, not Deadpool who killed the writers? He’d realised that with infinite versions of characters that he couldn’t kill them all, since he can only do them in one at a time, hence he could never achieve his aim. So how does that make him no.1? And when the writes die, then everything else dies, including everythign he is trying to kill. So he is either god of nothing, or insane and imagining it.

  • You forgot one… the all mighty Squirrel Girl, who easily defeated Deadpool, too, when Deadpool got out of control. So that really makes her the most powerful entity in the marvel universe. Nice 😀

  • First of all, Deadpool should not be on this list. He shouldn’t even be in top 100. Get that non canon crap out. Second where the heck is Thanos?????? He should be on list.

    • he killed everyone in the marvel universe and litteraly caant die only one who could beat him i think is thanos cuz he gave deadpool his immortality and he could easily take it away and kill him

      • So deadpool should not be on that top because he is just a fourth wall breaker and nos the most powerful Marvel character is Jack kirby (One above all )
        But wait if deadpool can kill Stan Lee (he should not do that or i ‘m going To kick his a** ) so deadpool is more than one above all ..

    • I agree shouldn’t be #1, but not top 100? now you’re just being stupid. He is immortal and already killed or tried to kill everyone in the marvel universe so just shut up before you make yourself even more dumb

  • Really surprised Thanos is not on list. He collected 4-6 infinity stones from cosmic beings without even fighting. Simply outsmarted them. Knowledge is power too.

  • Holy smoke! And I forgot like literally one of if. Or the most powerful character as well in Marvel. The GodKiller. A being more than 25000 feet tall that killed ALL of the celestials easily. Where is it on the list? The GodKiller is easily top 5. There is no way it shouldn’t be on this list as well. Lol

  • DeadPool may have killed all the Marvel universe on his comics… DeadPool comics are jokes and don’t deserve to be taken seriously just like the silver age SuperMan!

    the strongests characters on the enterteniment are: Goku, SuperMan, One Punch Man, Beyonder – One Above all is just GOD, so, doesn’t count…

    • Actually, the Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is far stronger than all of your “strongest characters on the entertainment” list. It’s lenght is about 500.000 universes, and the pilots have unlimited evolving power, the only thing they need to do to keep evolving is to have enough will to do so. So basically the Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is more powerful than all of those (excluding The One Above All of course which is literally God) in your list.

  • Deadpool #1 obviously a joke. My opinion the list is pretty good but some characters should be ahead of others. Protege not on list, good choice. … he is from some random universe and dose not deserve a spot on the list but. Pre retcon molecule man, infinity, thanos and tyrant should def be on there. …

  • umm deadpool? saying that deadpool is the strongest is like saying a god that eats planets is the worse than just a guy who can heal superfast

      • He’s not even anything WITH the gauntlet. Living Tribunal made it not work because he wanted to.

        Now HOTU is a different matter. Thanos had to depower himself or else there’s nothing anyone could have done. He consumed literally everyone.

  • I have an argument

    Bobby, the “iceman” is also one of the strongest he just doesnt know how to use his powers to their full potential, he thinks hes freezing things with water but really hes pulling so much energy out of that area that it freezes. So in theory he would be abke to destroy everything. Even galactus by freezing him and then breaking the ice quickly or somethings, so i think iceman should be there

    • SENTRY With the power of million exploding sun, he even stalemated or defeated Galactus, able to break Hulk limbs like a twig and he even fought all the Marvel roosters in The Siege. Check it clearly dude.

  • OK ALL THE COMMENTS AND THIS LIST ARE SOOO DUMB! LET ME TELL YOU HOW IT IS THE FIRST GUY WHO SAID WHERE ARE CAP, THOR, HULK AND ETC. SHOULD IN MY OPINION SHOOT HIMSELF. SECONDLY I LITERALLY GOT HEADACHE WHEN I SAW 1 AND 2 BECAUSE YOU SAY DEADPOOL IS STRONGER THAN A BEING THAT CAN f**kin DELETE HALF OR EVEN MORE OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING IT f**king DID IT. SO PLEASE DELETE THIS LIST AND GO READ FOR THE MARVEL UNIVERSE BEFORE POSTING A NEW LIST. OH AND ONE MORE THING THE STORY DEADPOOL KILLS THE ENTIRE MARVEL UNIVERSE IS JUST ONE OF THE IMPOSSIBLE STORIES MADE FROM MARVEL TO MAKE YOU FANS OF spits FEEL LIKE YOU ARENT FANS OF SPITS COMPARED WITH OTHER GODLIKE BEINGS

  • I don’t know much about Marvel, but isn’t One-Above-All the strongest character? I mean, isn’t he God? or Jack Kirby as I’ve heard?

  • PR Beyonder was more powerful than TOAA.

    Molecule Man was stated to be the most powerful being in the universe, without exception, and Beyonder slapped his sh*t in a single panel.

    • I have a Cosmic Beings Appreciation Group on Facebook and I would just like to suggest a list for you before you even consider characters Deadpool, Hercules or Skarr…

      TOAA (The One Above All) … not to be confused with the Celestial named that.

      Pre-Retcon Beyonder

      Pre-Retcon Marvel Brother

      Pre-Retcon Molecule man

      Thanos {empowered with The Heart Of The Infinite)

      Akhenaten {empowered with The Heart Of The Infinite)

      Living Tribunal

      Fulcrum

      Phoenix Force

      Goblin Force

      Rabum Alal

      Megan {full potential with the power of Beyond etc…)

      Captain Britain {with Excalibur Sword & Amulet of Truth)

      Owen Reece {Post-Retcon Molecule Man)

      Alien Entity

      Beyonders (Ivory Kings)

      Absolutes

      Infinites

      Korvak {potentially fully powered)

      Mad Jim Jaspers

      Multi-Eternity

      Multi-Infinity

      Nemesis (Infinti)

      Thanos (with the Infinity Gauntlet)

      Adam Warlock (with the Infinity Gauntlet)

      Merlin & Roma

      Abraxas

      Atlez

      Atleza

      Oblivion

      Makers

      Void

      Wanda {House of Marvel full powered version)

      Genis-vell {insane & at full power)

      White Phoenix of the Crown

      Hunger

      Eternity

      Infinity

      Death

      Galactus {at the potential of his full power)

      Anthropomorpho

      Entropy

      Anomaly

      Lord Chaos

      Master Order

      Eulogy

      Enmity

      Epiphany

      Expediency

      Franklin Richards {at full potential)

      Celestials

      Brio

      Maker

      Shaper of Worlds

      Kubic

      Kosmos

      Watchers

      Thanos {with a Cosmic Cube power)

      Abrogate

      Antiphon

      Aegis

      Tenebrous

      Eon

      Era

      Stranger

      Inbetweener

      Mesphisto

      Mistress Love

      Sire Hate

      Chronus (Kronos)

      Diableri

      Numinus

      Epoch

      Goddess

      Walker

      Vishanti

      Trinity of Ashes

      Onslaught

      Sky Fathers (Odin, Zeus, Atum etc..)

      Dark Gods

      Gaia

      Destiny

      Zom

      Elders of the Universe

      Thanos

      There are more but this is a rough list. Most of these can destroy characters like Hulk or Hercules and the like on a subatomic level or in some cases think them out of existence. Without PIS or gag plots involving Squirrel Girl or Deadpool, or any non canon plots, the cosmic entities pose no danger from less than herald level characters.

    • Did you not read about Skaar? He is way more powerful than hulk. Go and actually look at the comics and NOT JUST THE g*ddamn MOVIES! this is about comic books, not movies that show none of the 100ish most powerful

  • Well Deadpool can be defeated he is kind of imortal BUT you can’t regenerate memory so if someone like lets say Mikaboshi sends a blast to Deadpool’s face his brain would probably explode but he can’t regenerate his memory so he forgets his ninja skills some guys ARE imortal but if they send a blast to Deadpool’s face not KO but he needs to learn all of his ninja skills again

    • There is a kind of metal (i forget what the name of that metal) that can stop Deadpool’s healing factor, that metal also can stop Wolverine’s, once that metal go through Deadpool’s or Wolverine’s skin, their healing factor won’t work

    • he could just (according to the comics) bully the writers into erasing the living tribunal and the one above all and take their place when he gets bored

  • Are you f**king kidding me?!? DeadPool!! He’s not even in the top 30.. Put him in a room with the door locked and he’s stuck there.. Stupid f**kin list.

    • You underrate deadpool to an exceptional amount. While I agree that he should be lower on this list he still is ridiculously overpowered. He can change his stories to make them how he wants. To be completely honest, he is just a ridiculous. Even though Deadpool kills Marvel is noncanon, you still have where he is at with facing Thanos for Mistress deaths love. At the end he beats the sh*t out of both creation and Thanos. No he is not number 1 at all but he is still in the top 5.

    • I swear to god Ben10 isnt marvel. Go read the title again. Title: 16 Most Powerful Characters in the MARVEL Universe

  • Obviously, it’s an opinion that gives some description as to why. If you don’t agree, make your own… It’s really that simple. An fun read for someone who doesn’t know much about the Marvel Universe. Keep the comments coming, I love it.

  • Um did u forget the fact that the WHITE PHEONIX OF THE CROWN lives outside the Marvel Omniverse and even when ur #1 killed the Marvel Universe…IT WOULD NOT EFFCT HER… She holds every single Universe,Dimension,Pocket dimension, every friggin thing… Holds it all in her palms… And she has about 3 options.. Heal that universe,Make a brand new one,Or totally destroy it……. So the whole time it took Deadpool to destroy it… She could’ve done it in an instant… SO NO MATTER WHAT Franklyn,One-Above-All,Beyonder.. IT WILL NOT EFFECT HER IN NO TYPE OF WAY…. In other words she controls every universe that everyone lives in,control,and made….. Bam eat that!!!!!!😵😵😵😵

    • The reason dead pool is the strongest is because dead pool knows he is a comic book character all he has to do in theory is kill the marvel comics creator and by default killing everyone and everything in the marvel universe. Dead pool is the only marvel character to know that he lives in a comic book reality there fore it maybe possible for dead pool to be as powerful as his imagination allows him, he can write his own destiny, he is not at the mercy of Stan lee

      • Deadpool is NOT the only character who knows that he’s in a comic book. Read Byrne’s She-Hulk. (and there are others).

        • While there are other characters that are aware they are in a comic book, Deadpool is the only one who can actually DO something about it, he can change the story, the plot, characters, the deaths, ANYTHING. So it’s true that on a technical scale, Deadpool isn’t the #1 Marvel character, he could easily BECOME the #1 Marvel character, he is at no one’s mercy and bends to no one’s will. I rest my case.

  • This is the most ignorant post and thread. All of those are godly except deadpool. Who couldn’t kill absolutely any of the above listed….. the beholder would literally put him in a snow globe and toy with him. Hercules can literally throw him to the other side of space. Not to mention bullets bounce off almost all the above listed….. but deadpool ordinary swords kill them. Over half of them would just think him home and no more

  • The One (Above All) is the most powerful cos he’s the representation of the MARVEL Creator like Jack Kirby and Stan Lee. NUFF SAID!!!

  • This is one of the best lists i’ve ever seen. The only one’s that could be realistically added to this list is Spectre, protege, molecule man and Dr. Manhattan in my opinion. Honorable mention would be the hulk, captain atom, flash, captain marvel, silver surfer, thor, superman, martian manhunter, gladiator, sentry, and mephisto.

  • No, Deadpool is NOT #1 in this list. He should not even be on the list. Many marvel characters have “Kills the marvel universe” books. The deadpool one is a 3 part series where he kills the lesser powerful beings in the universe then hops to classical stories that influenced the characters when he realized they would keep respawning, then hopped to the real world and killed the creators. sh*t loads (and I mean SHITLOADS) of characters in the marvel universe have the ability to jump through the multiverse. His physical power adds up to combat and martial arts accompanied by the inability to die. not that special compared to the beyonder or the one above all. or even thanos for that matter. (who cursed deadpool and gave him his “power” in the new marvel comic universe)

  • I don’t understand the problem with all of you babbling about Deadpool. You guys all say he shouldn’t be up here and not even top 50. The article says the most powerful, and that can be taken in many forms. Deadpool is the most powerful because if his comic format and 4th wall break. It doesn’t matter if someone could kill him a thousand times over, he’ll just be written back in somehow. And just because the comic “Deadpool kills the marvel universe” isn’t canon, doesn’t mean the original Deadpool couldn’t do the exact same. BTW It says the MARVEL UNIVERSE, not which one. Meaning it’s all of the multiverse.

    Also, I will admit that there are a lot of characters that aren’t on here and some that don’t make sense. Why is Skaar on here? While he’s stronger than Hulk, Worldbreaker Hulk easily outclasses him and could kill a whole lot of the Marvel characters easily. While I do understand why Thanos isn’t up there when compared to some of the others, it could also be argued the other way.

    Here are some characters that I believe could compete with this list and should be added to a larger ranking system: Legion, Onslaught, Molecule Man, Doctor Strange (before losing a lot of his abilities), Worldbreaker Hulk, and maybe Scarlet Witch.

    • I thought deadpool being #1 was just a joke but I see the writer intended it. Oh well. I think the “Deadpool kills the marvel universe” series was just PIS and a little comic book comedy. In reality (or at least comic book reality) Deadpool is nowhere even close to the others. Marvel writers are probably laughing at you guys arguing over it. Bringing comic book characters into real life shouldn’t be taken as canon. More like slapstick.

  • I posted this in the wrong place sorry… a list to help improve on the Marvel cosmic hierarchy I have compiled on my Cosmic Beings Appreciation Group on Facebook…

    TOAA (The One Above All) … not to be confused with the Celestial named that.

    Pre-Retcon Beyonder

    Pre-Retcon Marvel Brother

    Pre-Retcon Molecule man

    Infinity Being

    Thanos {empowered with The Heart Of The Infinite)

    Akhenaten {empowered with The Heart Of The Infinite)

    Living Tribunal

    Fulcrum

    Phoenix Force

    Goblin Force

    Rabum Alal

    Megan {full potential with the power of Beyond etc…)

    Captain Britain {with Excalibur Sword & Amulet of Truth)

    Owen Reece {Post-Retcon Molecule Man)

    Alien Entity

    Beyonders (Ivory Kings)

    Absolutes

    Infinites

    Korvak {potentially fully powered)

    Mad Jim Jaspers

    Multi-Eternity

    Multi-Infinity

    Nemesis (Infinti)

    Thanos (with the Infinity Gauntlet)

    Adam Warlock (with the Infinity Gauntlet)

    Merlin & Roma

    Abraxas

    Atlez

    Atleza

    Oblivion

    Makers

    Void

    Wanda {House of Marvel full powered version)

    Genis-vell {insane & at full power)

    White Phoenix of the Crown

    Hunger

    Eternity

    Infinity

    Death

    Galactus {at the potential of his full power)

    Anthropomorpho

    Entropy

    Anomaly

    Lord Chaos

    Master Order

    Eulogy

    Enmity

    Epiphany

    Expediency

    Franklin Richards {at full potential)

    Celestials

    Brio

    Maker

    Shaper of Worlds

    Kubic

    Kosmos

    Watchers

    Thanos {with a Cosmic Cube power)

    Abrogate

    Antiphon

    Aegis

    Tenebrous

    Eon

    Era

    Stranger

    Inbetweener

    Mesphisto

    Mistress Love

    Sire Hate

    Chronus (Kronos)

    Diableri

    Numinus

    Epoch

    Goddess

    Walker

    Vishanti

    Trinity of Ashes

    Onslaught

    Sky Fathers (Odin, Zeus, Atum etc..)

    Dark Gods

    Gaia

    Destiny

    Zom

    Elders of the Universe

    Thanos

    • Anyone with the infinity gauntlet or heart of the universe shouldn’t be considered for this list. For any being in the marvel universe can obtain these objects.

      Here is a list of greater potentials without needing an artifact like ig or hotu

      Cytorrak
      Amatsu Mikaboshi
      Zom
      Mad Jim Jasper’s
      Nebulous
      Shuma Gorath
      Molecule man
      Oblivion
      Sise neg
      Protege
      fulcrum
      The fury
      Vishanti
      Raggadorr
      Franklin Richards
      Matthew Malloy
      Chthon
      Logos
      Nemesis
      Queen of Nevers
      Fulcrum

  • Why didn’t you include Hulk,Sentry or Doctor Strange on the list?Skaar has been defeated by Hulk twice,and about that time when he defeated the Juggernaut with ‘one punch’,it wasn’t as big as you think because Skaar punched Juggernaut while he was in the air,and Juggernaut unstopabble momentum doesn’t work in the air,so it wasn’t as big of a feat as you said.

  • This stupid comment section talk about who is the strongest and whos not while they not read the comic and only watch the f***ing movie, doesnt have right to choose!! Even stan lee himself said the strongest is deadpool and beyonder on comic con, idiot

  • Oh come on guys, this article may be close to opinion based, but this is arguably one of the best lists I’ve ever seen. Stop complaining about how out of context this is. You simply know well enough that you cannot rank the characters by power to be factual unless the writers rank them themselves. At least you get to meet some pretty dank characters.

  • I laughed at Deadpool LMAO, The Phoenix must be in number 2 whilst one-above-all must be in #1, deadpool isn’t part of the tops LMFAO!

  • LOL. Deadpool and his jokes…. the writers sure have deadpool for just insane humour and crazy sh*t that no other comic books can think of.

  • People saying Deadpool didn’t kill the entire marvel universe at one point and then pointing out it was non-canon failed to actually read the whole story… Deadpool of the 616 universe did end up killing the universe killing Deadpool, and it did have an impact on the stories following Deadpool of the 616 universe. But to be fair, The One Above All should be number 1 still.

  • Why not the one above like also the phoenix force is a very powerful entity and it has controlled beings far greater than jean grey so and it even possessed thanos’s son

    • Iron Man is underclassed by TOAA and Deadpool. Deadpool would litterally run through the fourth wall and erase him off the comics. He can’t bend at anyone’s will. He can hop into the REAL world and kill all of the writers and make marvel his company.

  • In that comic, deadpool didn’t even go near the more powerful characters like Thanos, The living tribunal and the rest. Why the hell are y’all so bent on making this guy look stronger than he really is

  • Molecule Man, Tyrant,Akhenaten and Surtur are just a few I might add to the list as they could give 12 through 16 a battle in which they might win.

    • Squirrel Girl may be powerful but she is underclassed also. Vulcan would smash her. Deadpool could go through the fourth wall and erase her. Do more research.

    • Did you not read the comments? Deadpool killed the ENTIRE Marvel Universe. Canon or not, he is a “Marvel Character”, and this list is about the most powerful “Marvel Characters.” So, The One Above All (Kirby and Lee) toys with Deadpool. Deadpool leaves the comic and kills all Marvel writers and artists, and therefore all characters within Marvel, then stands guard beyond 4 wall to ensure no one draws them again. Loophole? Yes. Result? Deadpool wins by default.

      • he is only really powerful with the infinity stones then he would be on here and plus he is most powerful with the heart of the universe so he should be on here withe the heart of the universe.

        • He is physically powerful without the infinity stones, but deadpool can kill him easily by breaking the fourth wall.

          • Well, let us know when you have actually seen him break the 4th wall by appearing before you in the flesh. Otherwise….

            Breaking the wall is merely a comic books ‘comical’ convention and is meaningly in rating a characters relative power to other characters.

            (In other words, long before Deadpool gets out of the comics more powerful being would intervene – Deadpool, powerless to stop them!)

  • Deadpool????? U kidding me. If deadpool tops the list what about wolverine who has similar or ever better powers of healing and an indestructible skeleton.

    • remember deadpool killed wolverine in deadpool kills the marvel universe and plus deadpools healing powers are more powerful then anyone else’s plus hes insaine so who knows what he’s going to do

  • i love how dead pool is the most powerful but the one above all should be because there is only one one above all and he protects the omniverse which is all the mutiverses and he could destroy all of the marvel universe in one blow killing everything and leaving only him in the wide open depths of space because he could destroy the universe and there is only one universe

    • Deadpool can travel to the real world. TOAA can’t. He automatically outclasses TOAA on all levels. He can erase him off the pages of the comics.

  • I’ve read a hell of a lot of comments about this article. While it’s true i’ve not read the comics but i have seen the films.

    The article seems to refer to the Strongest/Most Powerful Beings in the Marvel Universe, a concept a lot of you in your infinate Ignorance have managed to ignore with citing a number of people both worthly and not so worthy of this list.

    I may not be familiar with a lot of the characters but the point of the Article is clearly to list those with Universe changing abilitys. It is not about who can defeat who, mearly the extent of the characters Universal powers.

    The reason the article writer has placed Deadpool at number 1 is clearly both for the humor of it, but also for Deadpool’s apperent ability to “exceed” the Marvel Universe’s limits. While this is well beyond the characters written abilities. It refers to his 4th wall breaking, which makes him the most powerful personaility in the Marvel Universe.

    So for all you comic readers, claiming this list is a mockery of your comic books. Shame on you for not having enough intellect to understand the nature of the question. And for everyone else shame on you for spouting such uninformed information without checking even the basic facts.

    • Finally someone who understands why Deadpool is the strongest.
      As for “mearly the extent of the characters Universal powers” – a list about marvel characters can not really be based on “who can defeat who” because there are a lot of contradictions: there are a lot of different storylines and while X defeated Y in one, in another Y defeated X.
      And once again: you must be quite an amazing man (judging by your comment’s style).

  • No Marquis of Death, he would easily destroy everyone on this list besides The One Above All, Mikaboshi, and maybe Living Tribunal.

  • Boyos you’re straight tripping if you don’t think Rocket Raccoon and the flame boi from the fantastic four are right up there jockeying for numero uno on this list

  • Marquis of Death
    Everyone on this list doesn’t even stand a chance against The Marquis of Death(besides The One Above All obviously) Like come on he can destroy entire universes by waving his hand. Also the only way he could be killed was a younger version of him self, and than doctor doom, after a billion years of learning more magic. The Marquis of Death also said that Galactus was just an insect, in different universes. His reality warping is just to powerful, and nothing can compare to it.

    • The reason that Deadpool is the strongest is because the writer created his story to be far beyond help. No matter what heroes you select once deadpool gets out of the comic and erase all or add some powers to himself. That would make him invulnerable, he can also kill the authors and make his own stories. That’s beyond help.

  • How can deadpool kill the one above all he is impossible to kill, he is the god of marvel also base on the
    creators

    • Killing The One Above All is impossible inside the Marvel Universe but Deadpool got out from there (4th wall breaking) so he could erase him by forcing the creators to do so.

  • uhm, not to be rude, but how is Deadpool more powerful than cosmic entities like the Phoenix Force and One-Above-All? That storyline was canon, it did not actually happen in the 616 universe. And what about Dr. Strange, Scarlet Witch, Jean Grey, Infinity, Mistress Death, Oblivion. These characters deserves a spot on the list, they are actually the powerful ones and changed the entire Marvel universe for good.

    • The problem starts here: the marvel comics have went into different directions so everyone could have beaten anyone. This is why Squirrel Girl could defeat Deadpool.

  • I definitely agree with this, but maybe dark sentry or death sentry could take vulcan’s spots, or possibly a being with immense power(like vulcan) with all the infinity stones. +1

    • These guys have power all by themselves. Infinity stones, The heart of Infinity etc. can not be included in any way.

  • I think one above all is the strongest as he is the God of marvel universe and on deadpool kills the marvel universe comic book deadpool kills everyone except one above all

    • Deadpool is only number 1 because he broke the 4th wall. That is the only reasone why he is in this list.

  • I have a question, how can deadpool defeat a teleporting marvel character? Or someone with telekinetic abilities? How can deadpool kill sandman if sandman is sand? How can deadpool kill hyperion? How can deadpool kill a flying enemy if he cant fly? How can deadpool kill me if he doesnt know where i am hiding?

    • Sandman-use electricity and he becomes glass or use a giant vacuum etc.
      Flying enemy-just use a gun.
      Teleporting character-not invulnerable at all time. Just lay a trap.
      Telekinetic abilities-magneto’s helmet.
      Hyperion-if you mean that he has great regenerative healing factor, than the answer is simple: Carbonadium sword. He killed Wolverine with it because it renders the healing factors ineffective.

  • PR (Pre-retcon) Beyonder was the most powerful being in the entire marvel multiverse, in fact the narration in The Secret Wars 1 stated that “he possessed power millions of times greater than the entire multiverse combined”.

  • Just saying,I believe Molecule man(Pre retcon that is) should also belong here. He was the only able to compete with The Beyonder(Only for a little) when the rest of the cosmic entities couldn’t do anything at all to him.

  • Squirrel Girl has actually defeated several of the beings in this list, but that creates the same problem as Deadpool, that her existence implies a fundamental waiver for the rulesif logic. So some fans feel a need to dismiss her on that basis. Other than the truly god-like beings, Molly Hayes of the Runaways is probably stronger than some of the weaker members of the list, as she has canonically been seen to do things that should surpass the strength of gods.

    • Deadpool is the FIRST only because he could break out from the Marvel Unviverse. He has no chance against The One Above All or the Beyonder inside the MU but he broke the 4th wall. That is the only reason for him being number 1.

  • That’s not a bad list.

    You might consider putting Captain Universe and The Impossible Man to your list.
    Impossible Man can do almost anything Magus can do, other than changing color.

    Captain Universe temporarily inhabits people who are put in position positions crucial to the survival of the universe, and imbues them with nearly unlimited power. This happened to Puma when he confronted the Beyonder.

  • Not one mention of Thanos, literally the main antagonist of the marvel series of 2008 – today…

    BTW just got back from seeing infinity war. No spoilers, but just know, he needs to be on this list.

    • He would never be on this list because he is weak without the infinity gauntlet (weak compared to these guys). And the MCU is a completely different story. This is about the Marvel Comic Universe, not the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

  • There are many more powerful characters than those you state in the list. I think that you should include characters across the marvel multiverse. There are characters like the Anti-Monitor who eats universes to sustain himself. There is even a killer that jumps from universe to universe killing all alternate Galactuses. Not to mention the Beyonders (not affiliated with the Beyonder) and even the Celestial Robot gods. Another example is the Marquis of Death who hops around destroying universes and he is only considered a beyond omega level mutant. Please revise the list.

  • You could’ve atleast added Thanos with the Infinity gauntlet, by himself he is probably single handedly stronger than Vulcan and Skaar, maybe Odin and Hercules too, and there was that one time when he effortlessely defeated Galactus with the Infinity Guantlet, you also forgpt to include Mistress Death or Death itself seeing as it oversees the realm of the dead and Deadpool having been banished from that realm being only more powerful than death itself.

    • And adding on to my previous comment and correcting my mistake to the fact that it wasn’t the original Itteration of Deadpool that killed of the Marvel Universe. In the storyline “Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe,” the X-Men send Deadpool to a mental hospital for therapy. The doctor treating him is actually Psycho-Man in disguise, who attempts to torture and brainwash Deadpool into becoming his personal minion. The procedure fails, but leaves Deadpool even more mentally unhinged, erasing the “serious” and “Screwball” voices in his head and replacing them with a voice that only wants destruction. Under “Evil Voice’s” influence, Deadpool develops a more nihilistic world view and as a result, after killing Psycho-Man by repeatedly smashing him against a desk, he begins assassinating every superhero and supervillain on Earth, starting with the Fantastic Four, in an apparent attempt to rebel against his comic book creators. The book ends with him breaking into the “real” world and confronting the Marvel writers and artists who are writing the book. He says to the reader that once he’s done with this universe, “I’ll find you soon enough.” In the next storyline or mini-series “Deadpool: Killustrated” when Deadpool goes into the Ideaverse and kills off the basis for any Marvel characters never giving the creators the idea of inventing them, After this storyline another storyline (The 3rd in the Deadpool Killogy) is created and is named “Deadpool kills Deadpool”, in this storyline we learn that this version of Deadpool we have been following is actually the insane nihilist Dreadpool and in this storyline the original Deadpool is re introduced as part of the “Deadpool Corps” (excluding Headpool seeing as he died in earlier issues). Anyway, to my point Deadpool isn’t the strongest, it’s Dreadpool.

      • But also having Deadpool almost tied with two other Marvel character being Wolverine and The Punisher who also somehow managed to single handedly kill the entire Marvel universe, the only reason Deadpool is more powerful is because he was cursed with immortality by Thanos so that he could never be with the one he loves, Death, and the Fact that Deadpool can break the 4th wall, time travel by ripping open his own comic book page, and he killed the creators of the comics by going into the “real” world.

        • John Cena is number #1. Because you cant see him, and because you cant see him, he will never be killed. You cannot claim number #1 if you cant see number 1.

  • Molecule Man is not on this list, I can’t take it seriously…
    He beat The Beyonder (#3) and could ruin Wade in less time then reading the word time took you!

    With exception for The Living Tribunal and The One Above All (both super-dimensional) Owen Reese is the most powerful being in Marvel’s Earth Dimension

  • What about the marquis of death? He has killed eternity and the living tribunal in multiple universes probably. Research all the marvel beings please!

    He only died cause of a younger version of himself stopped him he is no1 by far. I’m sure there are others even more powerful!

  • Yea, Lol. Sum of these are in there but, a few are out of place and I Lol. Know not in the top 16 of the entire Marvel Universe!!, come on Man!! It was does say this storyline…and that’s cool, everybody has their fav’s. But I’d have to disagree that these are the facts on this. Ty. Marvel for Life!!!

  • Lol. Yes!! M C is correct my fellow true-believers..Owen Reese has got my vote as well. Man, I love this stuff. All b well!

  • Deadpool is #1 because he is the only marvel character that knows he is living inside a comic book. His imagination is more powerful than them

  • Why deadpool if its just because he can not die wolverine too cant die and is more stronger if they both fight

    • There many characters in marvel universe which can not die like thanos but deadpool can die because thanos cur
      sed him

  • deadpool is not stronger than the one above all he is not stronger than any of those characters toaa could just blink him out of existence so could the living tribunal

  • No way. DEADPOOL??
    deapool got his immortality from thanos.thanos can be defeated by many of the heroes above.the one who gave him power is not in the list so how can deadpool be.he can be easily defeated by defeating thanos.

  • If there’s that many strong characters why aren’t any of them featured or even mentioned in any of the marvel films, and I don’t understand how there are so many strong characters yet they don’t kill anyone like cap or hulk

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