Is Captain America as powerful without his shield? Is Thor without his Mjolnir? What about Odin and all his weapons? It seems that superheroes are often linked to their weapons. Here we take a look at the most powerful weapons in the Marvel Universe.
1. Infinity Gauntlet
The Infinity Gauntlet is a cosmic artefact that grants the wearer (including Thanos) complete mastery over the six infinity gems in it: time, space, power, soul, mind and reality. It can only be used in the universe it was made in. As the focus of the current cinematic universe, this is definitely one of the most powerful weapons in the Marvel Universe.
The magic hammer wielded by Thor grants him many of his powers and abilities. Forged by Dwarven blacksmiths and composed of the Asgardian metal uru, Mjolnir can only be wielded by those who are deemed “worthy”. The side of the hammer carries the inscription “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor. Using the hammer, Thor is able to cast lightning bolts, destroy mountains and even absorb energy.
3. Captain America’s Shield
Captain America’s shield has become a symbol of justice and patriotism. However, it is much more than that. While it is often used for defence, the shield is also used as an offensive tool. All the energy is stored within the shield’s molecular composition, making it more durable. Its durability is so strong that Captain America can hold his shield while being attacked by the Hulk.
4. Cosmic Cube
Cosmic Cubes are among the most powerful objects in the Marvel Universe. Created out of energy from another dimension, anyone in possession of the cosmic cube can use it to reshape reality.
5. The Crimson Gem of Cyttorak
The Gem contains the following inscription: “Whosoever touches this gem shall possess the power of the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak! Henceforth, you who read these words shall become forevermore a human juggernaut!”. It is a jewel of power created by Cyttorak, Lord of the Crimson Cosmos.
6. The Darkhold
The Darkhold’s page contains a number of powerful black magic spells. However, its corrupting influence is so strong that few can use it without losing their souls and become possessed by Chthon.
7. Nega bands
The Nega-Bands, which are based on the Quantum Bands, were created by the Supremor. They grant the user the power to increase physical strength, absorb & manipulate energy and fly. The user of the bands also doesn’t need to eat, breathe or sleep.
8. Universal Weapon
The Universal Weapon, which is mostly associated with Ronan the Accuser, is capable of various effects such as energy blasts, flight, force fields, and changing the structure of matter. It shocks unauthorised users.
9. The Casket of Ancient Winters
The Casket of Ancient Winters is an Asgardian artefact that creates massive snowstorms (the fury of a thousand killing winters) if opened. It was used by Surtur in his attempt to defeat Thor.
10. Heart of the Universe
While most of the Heart Of The Universe’s history is unknown, it is generally considered to be the most powerful force in the Marvel universe. It’s been used by Thanos to create universes.
11. Kang’s Time Chair
The Time Chair was created by Kang the Conqueror and granted him the power to time travel. It has built-in laser weapons and a force shield that is able to withstand attacks.
12. Ultimate Nullifier
The Ultimate Nullifier has been described as “the universe’s most devastating weapon.” In the hands of Galactus, the Ultimate Nullifier can destroy entire universes and their timelines.
13. The Evil Eye Of Avalon
The Evil Eye is a virtually indestructible and can manipulate matter at the molecular level and create or destroy force fields. It also grants the user time travelling abilities.
Excalibur is the magical and indestructible sword of King Arthur, given to him by the Lady of the Lake. Excalibur prevents Arthur from spilling a drop of blood.
15. Golden Mace
Hercules possesses an indestructible Golden Mace forged of Adamantine (a similar substance to Wolverine’s Adamantium). With it, Hercules has survived blows from Mjolnir. It can destroy almost any substance.