21 Strongest Marvel Characters You Probably Don’t Know

If you are asked to name the strongest marvel characters of all, you will probably scream the Hulk or Thanos. However, there are loads of characters that can rival any of the earlier mentioned heroes. Some of these villains or heroes do not regularly appear in Marvel comics or movies.

Do you want to discover some of the least known strongest marvel characters ever? Well, you have gotten to the right place.


21 Strongest Marvel Characters

1. Ronan the Accuser

Before he appeared in the Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel movies, Ronan has featured in countless comic books from the MCU.

Here, he is a Kree warlord with extremist tendencies and he is one of the physically strongest marvel characters of all time. For instance, he wields a large hammer that shoots energy beams. Also, he can carry loads of up to 50 tons and show excellent fighting skills. Finally, he held an Infinity Stone with his bare hands and slapped it on his weapon.

2. Gallowglass

Gallowglass is Thanos’son and a general in his army. He is also one of the strongest marvel characters ever. Because he is made from explosive energy, Gallowglass wears a protective shield permanently.

With his abilities, Gallowglass has defeated Magnificent Brute and the Thing at the same time. He was also able to destroy Invisible Woman’s force field without any help.

3. Thanos

In the movies and comics, Thanos has caused wanton destruction and mayhem across the Galaxy. Known as a ruler of an intergalactic empire, he has encountered and defeated powerful rivals like Galactus, the Cosmic Pantheon, and the Hulk.

Thanos has loads of skills that easily make him one of the strongest marvel characters of all time. This includes superhuman strength, speed, durability, and longevity. He also has experience in hand-to-hand combat and telekinesis.

4. Captain Mar-Vell

Captain Mar-Vell was a Kree warrior and a superhero. Before his death, he was one of the most powerful members of the Marvel Universe. Like most of the characters on our list, possessed immense strength and durability. On top of that, he could teleport, fly even create illusions.

Sadly, he did not have immunity to toxins. Because of this weakness, he died after getting cancer from a gas leak.

5. Odin

He is the father of Thor, Loki, and Hela. Besides, he is a former ruler of Asgard and protector of the Nine Realms. Also, he is known as the King of the Norse Gods.

Although he has incredible abilities, he becomes stronger by possessing the Odin Force. With these mystical powers, he can travel in time and destroy planets. Overall, he is one of the top strongest marvel characters ever created.

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6. William Stryker JR.

Even if he had mutant powers William Stryker Jr. hated mutants. Most times, he used his abilities to attack characters with special powers. One of such attacks includes a hit at the Xavier Institute.

So what places this villain on our list? For starters, he can repress the powers of other mutants. Also, Willam controls different types of machines including sentinels.

7. Captain Marvel

Also known as Carol Danvers,  this character is the latest superhero to bear the name “Captain Marvel”. Unlike Captain Mar-Vell, she got her powers after the explosion of a Kree ship.

Illusion casting, super speed, super strength, and flight are some of her top abilities. Besides, she can travel in space without a spacesuit and project radioactive energy.

Even if the first Captain Mar-Vell died of cancer, Carol Danvers is immune to diseases. She can also withstand exposure to toxins and radiation.

8. The Beyonder

Because of his god-like powers, the Beyonder has performed several incredible feats. First, he killed and resurrected many characters. Next, he destroyed 3 planets with a single wave of his hand. He can even control all animate and inanimate objects.

Apart from having these abilities, the Beyonder is one of the oldest characters portrayed in Marvel Comics. After all, he existed before the creation of the Marvel-verse. With this in mind, the Beyonder is one of the most powerful characters on our list.

9. Uatu the Watcher

Uatu the Watcher is a member of an alien race. As a watcher, he observes and records world events for future generations. Sometimes, he helps other superheroes such as Mr. Fantastic and the Human Torch.

There are tons of reasons why Uatu is one of the most powerful comic characters. For instance, he can teleport, cast illusions, become invisible, time travel, and fly. He is also immortal and changes his size easily.

10. Hercules

If you are looking for the physically strongest marvel characters, you consider Hercules. Although he does not fly or create energy blasts, he has abilities like super strength, superhuman stamina, and durability. He is also resistant to regular doses of toxins and poisons.

Hercules is the son of Zeus, the King of the Geek gods. His mother was Alcmena, an ancient Greek woman. As he became older, Hercules performed great feats like completing the famed Twelve Labors and pulling Manhattan with chains.

11. Jean Grey

Jean Grey started as a teenage telepath on the X-Men. But after merging with the Phoenix Force, she became one of the most formidable characters of the MCU. With this energy source, she shows amazing abilities like traveling in time and space without any devices.

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12. Hela

Shown as the daughter of Odin and the Goddess of Death, Hela has possessed enough skills to defeat the likes of Thor and Loki. As expected, she boasts of vast strength, longevity, and stamina. Also, she is one of the few characters that caught Mjolnir with one hand.

Since Hela creates weapons at will, she hardly carries fighting equipment. Moreover, she can raise and control the dead.

13. Sersi

Sersi is another comic character that wields vast strength and stamina. Also, she can project energy blasts and create objects from thin air. Because of these abilities, she is seen as one of the strongest characters of the MCU.

This superhero is a member of a powerful alien race known as the Eternals. She is also one of the oldest characters of the MCU. Because of her fondness for Captain America and humanity, she has helped the Avengers on several missions.

14. Gilgamesh

Also known as the Forgotten One, this character has enough strength to rival Hercules. Coupled with his training in weapons and hand-to-hand combat, he is seen as one of the physically strongest characters in the MCU.

Apart from having physical strength, Gilgamesh can shoot blasts and create objects from thin air. Although he is the strongest member of the Eternals, Gilgamesh is quite tender-hearted.

15. Adam Warlock

When it comes to powers, Adam Warlock is one of the top characters from the MCU. Asides from super strength and super speed, this hero enjoys immortality and regeneration.

Whenever he dies, his powers increase as he resurrects. Along with these abilities, he can create wormholes and force fields.

Adam Warlock was created by a mysterious group of scientists. After falling out with his makers and Thor, he decided to travel into space. During his adventures, Adam Warlock has knocked out the Silver Surfer and Mephisto. Besides, he encountered Thanos and turned him into a stone.

16. The Celestials

Do you wonder how superpowers became part of the MCU? Well, the Celestials are the reasons for characters having special abilities. Besides, they are creators of the X-Gene.

Moreover, these characters are giants that build armor around their bodies and flight. They even offer pocket universes at will.

17. The Phoenix Force

If you are looking for powerful characters, try looking up the Phoenix Force. Although it isn’t a character on its own, this energy source increases the powers of people that it merges with.

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Characters that connected with the Phoenix Force include Rachael Summers, Iron Fist, and Jean Grey. Sometimes it connects with a single host or multiple hosts. However, the Phoenix Force affects people in different ways.

18. Deadpool

Famous for his costume and crazy nature, Deadpool deserves a spot on our list. Like most of the characters on this post, he has amazing speed, strength, and rejuvenation.

However, he is best known for his immortality and longevity. According to Deadpool comic, Wade became immortal because of a curse placed by Thanos.

During his career, Deadpool has performed many feats that make him one of the strongest marvel characters ever. For instance, he has killed Thanos twice. There is even an offshoot series that shows him wipeout every character in the Marvel Universe.

Deadpool wasn’t always a superhuman. He started his life as a mercenary before he became the subject of Francis Freeman’s experiments. After escaping the facility, he became a killer-for-hire and has worked with various superheroes and villains.

19. Juggernaut

Juggernaut is one of the villains that rely on brute strength. With this in mind, he is one of the physically strongest marvel characters ever.

Originally known as Cain Marko, he got his powers after touching a mystical stone. Then he started a career of crime and fought heroes like the X-Men and Spiderman. Although he is related to Professor X, he is also a known foe of the telepath.

20. Galactus

Galactus is the Eater of Worlds and one of the top villains of the MCU. As his name suggests, he sustains his life force by consuming planets.

After getting enough energy, Galactus boasts of superhuman powers and abilities. Since he has god-like qualities, he can change his size, teleport, create force fields and resurrect the dead. He has also manipulated the minds and emotions of tons of comic characters.

Galactus also creates Heralds that help discover new worlds. He even grants powers to these super slaves.

21. Professor X

We can’t end this list without mentioning one of the most powerful mutants on the planet – Professor X. He is also the leader of the X-Men and founder of Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters.

As mentioned earlier, Professor X is a powerful telepath. With his powers, he has wiped out Jean Grey’s memory, transferred his powers to other bodies, and created illusions. Overall, he comes as one of the strongest marvel characters of all time.