The 15 Most Powerful Characters In The Marvel Universe

The Marvel Universe has a wealth of incredibly powerful, larger-than-life characters to choose from. A few, however, stand head and shoulders above the rest. Their powers are incalculable and far beyond comprehension. Here is our list of the most powerful characters in the entire Marvel comic book universe.

15. Vulcan


Emperor Vulcan (also known as Gabriel Summers, the brother of Scott Summers) is an omega level mutant who has the ability to manipulate all forms of energy, including magic, at will. Once the Emperor of the Shi’ar Empire, Vulcan has even fought against the X-men, Inhumans and Starjammers simultaneously. According to his creator, Ed Brubaker, Vulcan has control over seven elements (fire, earth, electricity, wind, water, darkness, and light).

14. Skaar


The son of the Hulk in an alternate reality, Skaar possesses even greater strength than his father. With a single punch, he once cracked the armour of the Juggernaut and sent him into the outer atmosphere. He has also survived falls from outer space and has a healing factor superior to Wolverine.

13. Odin


Odin, the father of Thor and the strongest of all Asgardians, is an immortal that can manipulate magic for a variety of effects. He also has the ability to absorb the powers of all the Asgardians into himself to greatly augment his already formidable powers.

12. Hercules


Over 3000 years old, Hercules, the son of Zeus, is considered the physically strongest character in the entire Marvel universe. He is stronger than both Thor and Hulk, and once pulled the entire island of Manhattan which weighed 99,000,000,000 tons. Aside from his great strength, Hercules is able to withstand cosmic blasts from Nova and is able to survive in space unaided.

11. Grandmaster


The Grandmaster is an eternal, ancient being that cannot die, has supernatural physical characteristics and the ability to bring the dead back to life. He is also vastly intelligent and powerful.

10. Galactus


Known as the Devourer of Worlds, Galactus eats entire planets and has unlimited cosmic power and knowledge. He also possesses technology that works with his biology and is perceived as the species of whoever is looking at him. For example, a human would see him in human form.

9. Magus


Not to be confused by his son, Adam Warlock, Magus’ power is comparable to that of Galactus. He can become virtually any substance, any size, shape and colour – enhanced shape-shifting. He is immortal and can also teleport, but his powers tend to fluctuate based on the form he takes. At his most powerful, he’s able to split a star in two.

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8. Mikaboshi


Mikaboshi, the Japanese god of evil and chaos, is an abstract being greater than Odin. His powers include immortality, reality manipulation, stealth, strength, healing, endurance, shape-shifting, and more.

7. Cyttorak


Cyttorak is a powerful deity and possibly the strongest magical being in all of the Marvel universe. He is often the source of the elite magicians of the universe, including Doctor Strange. He is omnipotent within his Crimson Cosmos.

6. Phoenix Force

Phoenix Force

Phoenix Force is a powerful cosmic entity and the prime universal force of life that takes on various hosts, most frequently Jean Grey, Rachel Grey, Emma Frost and even Professor X. It single-handedly defeated Galactus. It can absorb energy, including the life-force of a being or the energy of a sun.

5. Franklin Richards

Franklin Richards

One of the rare omega-level mutants, Franklin Richards, the son of Reed Richards and Sue Storm, has the ability to warp reality and control the fundamental forces of the universe. It is said that his power equals that of the Celestials. He first appeared in Fantastic Four Annual #6 (1968) and is quite possibly the strongest mutant to ever exist.

4. Eternity


First appearing in Strange Tales #138, Eternity, the twin brother of Infinity and the sibling of Death and Oblivion, is the very embodiment of time. Greater than Galactus, he can manipulate space, time, and reality.

3. Living Tribunal

Living Tribunal

Created by Stan Lee, Marie Severin and Herb Trimpe, The Living Tribunal is so powerful that even Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet dares not to engage him in combat. His power is absolutely limitless and he is able to erase entire realities from existence. However, The Living Tribunal has died fighting Beyonder before.

2. Beyonder


A near omnipotent and vastly powerful entity, Beyonder first appeared in Secret Wars #1. He is so strong that all the Marvel abstracts, celestials, supreme cosmic beings, and The Living Tribunal are at his mercy. He is second only to One-Above-All.

1. One-Above-All


One-Above-All, who first appeared in Doctor Strange #13, is the most powerful and the most mysterious character in the Marvel multiverse. He is believed to represent the creators of Marvel and has taken the form of Jack Kirby. The One-Above-All is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent.

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  1. Keith O'Neil

    I’m surprised the Scarlet Witch is nowhere in that list, considering that she can treat reality like an etch-a-sketch. Her son, Wiccan, is supposed to grow up to be the Demiurge and set magic free.

  2. I’m sorry but the Phoenix Force should be number 1. Or the very least above Frankilin Rhichards. I never saw that kid do anything in the comics. Every FF comic so far he is just too weak.
    Also no Jean Grey???? She is omega level and the most know powerful mutant there is.

    • Vito Labête

      You think about Jean Grey while I’m thinking about David Haller, The Legion. Since he has every power and yet a single separate character controls each one of his power and he is also an Omega, I think he should be there too.

    • Kimble Simpson

      How do you figure that the Phoenix Force should be first when it doesn’t have infinite power and doesn’t hold a candle to beings like the One above all , Living Tribunal or the Beyonder who is the total sum and creator force of his own universe ?

  3. Majman04

    Ummm.Yeah no the Phoenix is not that powerful. Stop lying to you’re self.Also Jean is an omega level Mutant that’s true but she dies A LOT so no she doesn’t deserve to be on the list. Franklin Richards has done a lot in comics he’s way way more powerful then Jean. He has done in comics

    1) He made Galaxy’s his herald and rose him from nothing.

    2) He creates pocket universes like no joke. The kid goes in his room makes universes and puts them in his pocket. Jeans a joke compared to him

    3) He made a counter Universe and brought every hero there so they wouldn’t die.

    So tell me how he doesn’t do “anything” in comic books…..

    Now tell me how dose she or the Phoenix are above him also one more thing what are you stupid the Phoenix, above beyonder or TOAA for that matter you’re hilarious…

  4. Jason Strickland

    Why does everyone get pre-retconned Beyonder wrong? He is more powerful than TOAA. The TOAA is supreme being of the Marvel multiverse, the Beyonder is supreme being of the Beyond Realm. The Beyond Realm was considered to be much greater in size than the Marvel multiverse and was also not considered part of that multiverse either. The comparison was a drop of water in an ocean, with Marvel being the drop and the Beyond Realm being an ocean. Basically you have supreme being vs supreme being, one that hails from a much bigger multiverse and is much greater in power than that very multiverse. (power millions of
    times greater than the Marvel multiverse was what was said about him I believe)

  5. manan raghuvanshi

    dude what about molecule man i agree with the list but molecule man has to be in that list also i think gladiator is suppose to be here.

  6. justin

    Where the hell is Thanos? I’m in no way saying he should be at the top, but you’d think he’d at least be top 5 or slightly lower.

  7. Kimble Simpson

    I feel that the Beyonder should be third on this list and the Living Tribunal should be second since he was created to be second in power to the One Above All and has never gotten his powers stolen by Dr. Doom .

    • Zam

      Hercules and vulcan lol wouldn’t be even on the top 200 of my list. There are so many more powerful beings in marvel its ridiculous! Sorry!

  8. Zam

    Not a very comprehensive list im sorry to say.
    9-15 wouldn’t be even in my top 40 to be honest.
    The Magus entry is all wrong. Possibly confused with the other Magus.
    This Magus’s son is not Adam warlock. Just Warlock. This Magus is the head of the Technarchy, an alien Techno organic race of beings.
    The other Magus is the evil verson of Adam Warlock.
    Neither should be on this list though. Well def not in the top 100 if being honest.

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