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The 50 most powerful characters in the Marvel Universe, ranked
Spoiler: Thanos doesn't even make the top 40.
s Johnny Brayson i How Peacock
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In its first three stagesMarvel Cinematic Universe, Thanos was the greatest threat to the universe. But in the wider world of Marvel Comics, there are characters whose powers are dwarfedThanos— Actually, quite a number of them!
You might be surprised by some of the characters listed here. Perhaps the most surprising thing about this list is the number of unrecognizable names on it. If you are really formoviesor just a casual Marvel fan, you probably haven't heard of many of them, or maybe you've only seen the pre-MCU versions on screen. This is because many of the most popular figures, like Iron Man, are very powerful – but only on a planetary level. Comic books are full of characters who possess universal oreven at the multi-complex levelauthority, some of which are literally responsible for the functioning of all existence. We're talking cosmic abstractions, primordial interdimensional beings, gods and demons, but also more than a few normal types with a lot of potential at their fingertips! So check out the following ranking of the 50 most powerful Marvel beingsMarvel Universe, and see how many names ring a bell.
A few notes about order: Obviously, this is highly subjective. Many of these characters are roughly equal in power, and most have not directly faced each other to prove who is more powerful. Criteria considered include established mundane hierarchy, assumed power levels, and feats - the latter to a lesser extent, as a character's performance can vary greatly depending on who is writing them at the time. Remember that the question of who would win in a fight is often answered by whose name is in the title of the book. The list deals primarily with characters from the First Marvel Universe of Earth-616, not other realities.
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