With more and more Marvel movies hitting the big screen every year, all the new characters seem bigger, badder and stronger than the last. In the comic book universe, certain characters' power fluctuates constantly depending on what's at stake and who they're up against. Regardless, here are the characters that have always been some of Marvel's biggest hits.
Cyttorak existed as a deity (or demon) worshiped on Earth until, under unknown circumstances, he was banished from Earth. He settled in a dimension known as the Crimson Cosmos, where time did not pass. Here he continued to lend his magical power to his followers. About 1000 years ago there was a gathering of eight great magical beings – one of which was Cyttorak. These beings were arguing about who had the greatest power. Each being created an artifact with a fraction of its own power, which would transform the first human to make physical contact with it into a Specimen, a living personification of power. Cyttorak made a red gem and hid it in Korea, and it was later discovered by Cain Marco. The gem's mystical power transformed Mark into Cyttorak's avatar on Earth, Juggernaut, who became one of the X-Men's most formidable foes.
Leader of the planet Technarch and its inhabitants – a race of shape-shifting government aliens – each Wizard's child must face him in a fight to the death for their place. One of his sons, Warlock, abandoned his destiny on Earth and joined the New Mutants. Magus followed him and confronted the X-Men. After he was defeated, he went into hiding only to return to attack New York, this time fighting the Avengers, who once again chased him away. Like any of the sentient 'techno-organic' beings, the Magus is made of an organic metal-like structure. Its body is black and yellow, it tends to be hundreds of meters tall. Like all of his, he can shapeshift, has super strength, astral flight, and the ability to disrupt any technological artifact. He can transform any organic life form into a techno-organic being like himself.
Galactus is the only survivor of a universe that preceded our own. This celestial being is more of a demigod whose sole purpose is "cosmic harmony" - in other words, keeping the universe in balance. It does this by devouring and consuming all life on the planets. While that makes him the only non-malevolent being on our list, try explaining that to the inhabitants of said planet. So a dilemma arises when his attention turns to Earth. Listed more than once on Galactus' menu, the fate of our planet was saved only by quick, outrageous thinking and the sheer desperation of a few heroes. First appearing in Fantastic Four #48, this giant went on to wreak havoc on heroes such as the Avengers and the Fantastic Four. He was seemingly destroyed in Galactus the Devourer #1-6, though there's no doubt he'll return in the future with more appetite than ever.
Also known as the King of Chaos, Mikaboshi is a Shinto (Japanese) God of Evil who debuted in 2012's Thor: Blood Oath #6. He represents the void that existed before the creation of the universe and works to return it to this state of nothingness. Mikaboshi possessed the conventional abilities of one of the Kama, a class of immortal Japanese deities. Such abilities include superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, endurance, and recovery abilities, as well as a high ability to wield some form of powerful Japanese dark magic - a type of magic that seems particularly effective against the Olympian deities. He is a being of far greater power than even Heavenly Father beings such as Odin or Zeus, the most powerful of the Greek gods. The latter even won twice. More akin to a force of nature than a physical entity, Mikaboshi's true form is elusive, often existing as a single golden eye marked by an iris slit. It can also be shaped into any material object imaginable.
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Believed to be the very passion of creation, the spark that gave life to the universe, the Phoenix Force is known for its frequent links to Jean Grey. The phoenix often seeks out hosts that have strong innate psychic abilities to withstand its power. When it enters a host, a small portion of its power is left behind when it leaves it. First appearing in Uncanny X-Men #101, the Phoenix is an immortal and changeable manifestation of the primordial universal force of life and passion—the nexus of all psychic energy that exists, is, and always will be. Taking the form of the mythical creature of the same name, it is one of the most terrifying creatures in all of existence, and rightfully so. During the time of the Dark Phoenix, this force consumed the entire star system, including its five billion inhabitants. The Phoenix Force has the ability to manipulate cosmic energies and harness the life force intended for future generations, thus negating their existence. He can also use this energy to launch beams of immense destructive power, migrate through time and space, and absorb vast amounts of energy, including entire stars.
5. Franklin Richards
The son of Reed and Sue Richards of the Fantastic Four, Franklin Richards is one of the most powerful mutants on Earth. One of the few mutants above Omega level, Franklin possessed telepathy and telekinesis, as well as the ability to reshape and alter reality. Although he could never truly control his immense powers as a child, they are said to be unmatched by any other celestial being. As a show of strength, Richards managed to create his own pocket universe, similar to Earth. Such an appearance attracted the attention of cosmic entities such as Galactus, Infinity and Eternity, who considered him their equal. It was never truly statedhow strong the boy would become, because many "future" representations show immense power and even immortality.
Eternity is the collective consciousness of all life and depends on the many billions of beings within it. He exists everywhere at once and is known to take human form by possessing the bodies of extremely spiritually powerful mortals. The embodiment of time itself, he has the unlimited ability to manipulate time, space, matter, energy and magic for any purpose. He is the de facto leader of the abstract entities collectively known as the Cosmic Forces of the Marvel Universe. Eternity first appeared in Strange Tales #138 in 1965 when Doctor Strange went looking for it.
3. Living court
A living vessel is a powerful humanoid cosmic entity that has existed as long as the universe itself. Its sole purpose is to protect the multiverse from an imbalance of mystical powers, preventing any one universe from gaining more mystical power than any other. Known to only intervene to prevent such imbalances, it is capable of destroying entire planets to maintain balance. In his humanoid form he has three faces. His fully visible face represents equality, his partially covered face represents revenge, and his fully covered face represents need. The Living Tribunal makes a judgment only when all three parties agree. Another participant appearing in Strange Tales (issue #157), this entity's powers are unlimited.
2. Beyond that
So powerful that all the abstract parts of Marvel (Infinity and Eternity), cosmic beings (Galactus and The Stranger), and even the Living Court are left to fend for themselves, the mysterious, all-powerful Beyonder could be the embodiment of another multiverse. Or maybe he's just an inhuman mutant. Anyway, he started out as a non-corporeal entity that, fascinated by humans, created a planet that combines elements from various worlds. He called it "Battleworld" and gathered a handful of superheroes and villains into it to watch them fight. However, he got tired of just watching and joined them in human form. Before that, he was essentially omnipotent with the ability to alter reality with just a thought. creating planets, destroying galaxies and even taking control of every mind on Earth.
1. One above all
Apparently responsible for the existence of all life in the Multiverse and possibly beyond, the One-Above-All is the master and sole superior of the cosmic overseer and arbiter known as the Living Court. He is the only being in the Marvel Omniverse with omnipotence. In fact, One-Above-All is believed to be a representation of creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby themselves. Although there are only a few known references to the being, it is clear that it is unmatched when it comes to sheer power, knowledge, and most importantly, strength.