25 Most Powerful Superheroes Of All Time –
People have been debating the most powerful superheroes and supervillains since they first became a cultural phenomenon during the first half of the 20th century. With new movies like “Captain Marvel” and “Avengers: Endgame” right around the corner, there is no doubt that the arguments are just as strong as ever. There are so many amazing characters out there who can fly through the air, race across land, read your mind, or shatter your very existence that making one definitive list is almost impossible. But, we’ve channeled our inner superhero to bring you the 25 most powerful superheroes of all time. Whether you’re a long-time comic reader or just a huge fan of the Avengers movies, prepare to be blown away by the awesome abilities of these truly “super” heroes.
Starting off this list as an honorable mention, Saitama from “One Punch Man” has the ability to defeat literally any adversary with just one punch, making him essentially undefeatable. However, because One Punch Man is more of a satire of the superhero genre than a story meant to be taken seriously, it wouldn’t really be fair to the others to put him any higher than #25.
If it was just down to the “cool” factor, Wolverine would be the #1 on this list without contest. As it is, he’s still no slouch when it comes to powers and abilities. With foot long claws protruding from his knuckles that can cut through nearly anything, plus an indestructible adamantium skeleton and super fast healing that can regenerate him from practically nothing, Wolverine is a basically unstoppable murder machine, taking down almost anything that stands in his way.
Although Tony Stark may not have any superhuman powers of his own, his Iron Man suit proves more than capable of giving him the abilities he needs to stand toe to toe with the likes of Thor, Hulk, and a number of other super-powered heroes. He’s also got enough swag to get his own list, so check it out if you want to brush up on your Iron Man trivia, or if you just want to learn some super facts about this superhero.
Carol Danvers was an Air Force pilot, C.I.A. agent, and N.A.S.A. security director before becoming a superhero after an encounter with an alien gave her superhuman strength, flight, and the ability to create energy blasts. Set to become the newest hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel is getting her own film early in 2019 and is expected to play a major role in the upcoming “Avengers: Endgame” this April.
Okay, so maybe including Deadpool on a list of heroes is a little irresponsible, but he has had a couple of redeeming moments so it didn’t feel right to leave him off. Once a mercenary-for-hire known as Wade Wilson, Deadpool came into existence after an experimental treatment for his cancer left him horribly disfigured but with a superhealing ability so powerful he has become, for all practical purposes, completely immortal. On many occasions, he’s continued fighting even after he’s been dismembered, beheaded, or blown up. At first glance he might seem like an insane, fourth-wall-breaking lunatic, but underestimating him has been the downfall of more villains (and heroes) than we can count.
Often overlooked as “that one hero who can talk to fish,” Aquaman is wrongfully considered the weakest or most useless member of the Justice League. Sure, saying he can talk to fish wouldn’t be lying, but a more accurate description would be commanding the oceans and every living thing in them, making him literally king of over 71% percent of the Earth. Remember that the next time you think about calling Aquaman a weak hero.
When it comes to telepathy, there really is no mind, super or otherwise, that can match that Charles Xavier’s. In addition to his hyper-intelligence, Professor X has been shown to wield psychic abilities powerful enough to manipulate the minds of others in almost any way he sees fit. Luckily, he’s one of the good guys; so good in fact that he dedicated much of his life towards training and protecting young mutants, as well as protecting the Earth as the leader of the X-Men.
As the king of a certain offshoot of humanity known as the “Inhumans,” the Black Bolt has been described even by other superheroes as one of the most powerful beings in the universe. Capable of some serious energy manipulation, the Bolt can use this power to increase any of his abilities to ridiculous levels. His greatest weapon, however, is his thunderous voice; even a whisper is capable of shattering the Hulk’s bones. Some believe a shout would destroy an entire planet.
Combining Superman’s raw power and Batman’s fighting skills, Wonder Woman has proven herself time and time again to be one of the most invaluable heroes in the Justice League. The one thing keeping her from ranking any higher is her lack of perfect invulnerability. Although she can withstand more than her share of blunt force trauma, her weakness to piercing weapons means a well placed sword or bullet could bring her down.
By harnessing the power of chaos magic, Scarlet Witch has the power to create energy blasts, force fields, telepathically influence her enemies, and even manipulate reality to some extent. The only thing holding her back is that she sometimes struggles to control her own powers, but with time and practice she could be truly unstoppable.
With nearly unlimited strength, rapid tissue regeneration powers, and inexhaustible stamina, fighting against the Hulk is always bad news. In his time, the Hulk has lifted a mountain, held two halves of a planet together, and even clapped so loud that the shockwaves decimated everything around him. Still, while he outranks just about everyone on this list in strength, pure muscle can sometimes only take you so far.
The power ring wielded by Green Lantern grants him abilities that are seemingly limited only by his imagination and sheer will, two things the wielder never seems to lack. Its signature power is the ability to summon constructs, objects made of solid energy that can take the form of anything the Green Lantern desires. That’s not all however, the ring can also grant the wearer superhuman strength and speed, as well as the ability to fly and even teleport.
Blessed with the powers of gods, Doctor Strange has risen to become the undisputed Sorcerer Supreme, the single most powerful magic user in the entire Marvel universe. With just a wave of his hand, Strange can manipulate energy, conjure objects into being, and even control time itself. Despite this, he still is limited to his physical human body, but that rarely slows him down, considering he has faced some of the deadliest villains in the multiverse.
The Flash doesn’t merely run faster than everybody else, he does everything faster than everybody else. By tapping into the Speed Force, the Flash can run, think, and react faster than light itself, and it doesn’t even end there. When he pushes himself, he can also phase through matter, process thoughts in less than an attosecond, and even go back in time and change history. At one point, he even outran death; he ran so fast that he reached the end of time where nothing, not even death, could exist. Make of that what you will.
Hailing from none other than Mars, J’onn J’onzz, AKA Martian Manhunter, owns a laundry list of incredible super powers ranging from super strength to flight to even the ability to shapeshift into any form or size that he desires. It doesn’t stop there, though. He also has nine different senses, the ability to regenerate himself, and telepathic skills powerful enough to completely dominate and shut down the minds of even the most powerful and strong-willed of adversaries.