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Omega Level Mutants is a term that most Marvel readers are very familiar with; it’s a category that encapsulates the strongest X-Men and overall mutants out there that could destroy the entire world if left unchecked.

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There are many different examples of Omega Level Mutants and the strongest X-Men out there, but it’s important to remember that it’s not all about raw strength, but also about how their powers can have a very deadly impact — if they know how to use them. With that in mind, we’re going to show you our list of the strongest X-Men and Omega Level Mutants in the comics so far:


11. Emma Frost


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Quite likely the biggest surprise on this list, Emma Frost started as a very capable telepath in the 70s when she was introduced with the Hellfire Club. When she joined the good guys many years later, she developed her powers and quickly became one of the strongest X-Men out there. Her powers have surpassed Charles Xavier. She is capable of turning her whole body into crystal for protection and even became a vessel for the Phoenix Force during the Avengers vs. X-Men storyline.


10. Quentin Quire


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You cannot make a list about the strongest X-Men and Omega Level Mutants without Quentin Quire. He was once one of Xavier’s pupils, but later on, became a powerful anarchist. Quentin is regarded as one of the most powerful beings in the universe. He is even capable of regenerating himself after overdosing by consuming a power-enhancing drug.


9. Bobby Drake (Iceman)


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Iceman’s growth into an Omega Level Mutant throughout the years has been astonishing. Various storylines explore the limits of his ice-based powers, as he became much more capable of using them. He can not only turn his whole body into ice and create it, but he can also transport himself through water by becoming one with it. He can manipulate the amount of water in every single living being and control temperature at his whim.

Out of the five founding members of the X-Men, no one has become more powerful and experienced with his powers than Bobby Drake.


8. Nathan Summers (Cable)


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Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor’s son from the future was affected as a kid with Apocalypse’ Techno-Organic Virus. It has stopped him from using the vast amount of telekinetic powers that he has at his disposal. He became one of the strongest X-Men when he was freed of the virus’ burden.

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At his peak, Cable has proven capable of moving islands and entire ships with his telekinetic powers. He can move his mind to different places all around the world and can do all that while fighting toe to toe with the Silver Surfer — who is also a powerhouse in his own right.


6. Hope Summers


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One of the many characters linked with Cable on this list, Hope Summers is a fascinating Omega Level Mutant because her strength and capacities depend solely on other mutants.

Hope is a mimic, which means that she can copy the powers of any mutants that are close to her. So if she is close to Iceman, Colossus, and Cyclops, she would be able to control ice, turn her skin to steel, and shoot lasers from her eyes, respectively — and all at the same time. This makes Cable’s adopted daughter an extremely powerful mutant.


5. Stryfe


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Cable’s clone from the future, Stryfe, was captured at an early age by Apocalypse and trained to become his vessel. Stryfe wasn’t affected by the Techno-Organic Virus like Cable and, with Apocalypse’s training, he was able to seize his full potential. He quickly became a powerful Omega Level Mutant who has defeated some of the strongest X-Men multiple times.


4. Nate Gray


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Nate Gray came to the main Marvel Universe from the Age of Apocalypse timeline. He was that universe’s Nathan Summers, also known as Cable. He was born from an experiment performed by Mr. Sinister using Scott Summers and Jean Grey’s DNA, which, according to Sinister, would result in an extremely powerful mutant.

It turned out that Sinister was right, because Nate Gray is a total powerhouse. He has all the same powers that Cable and Stryfe had in their peaks, and is also capable of altering reality itself. This ability resulted in him surviving the end of the Age of Apocalypse timeline and entering the main universe, all through his powers alone.


3. Matthew Malloy


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Even though he didn’t have a lot of appearances in the comics, Matthew Malloy certainly left a lasting impression, considering that he managed to kill all of the strongest X-Men (and many more) with tremendous ease.

His mutant powers kicked in as an adult when a Skrull killed his wife. He gained the ability to alter reality at a whim, and he defeated anyone who stepped in his way. They finally stopped him by going back in time to make sure his parents never met — so he could never exist.


2. David Haller (Legion)


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The son of Charles Xavier is without a doubt one of the most powerful mutants out there, burdened with the weight of never having any degree of mental stability.

David, mostly known as Legion, suffers from multiple personalities and each one has its own mutant powers, which makes him a very capable and dangerous mutant. He has even been able to create more personalities in the comics, to become more and more powerful. He is at his peak when his personalities combine into one, as it was proven in the prologue to Age of Apocalypse, Legion Quest.


1. Franklin Richards


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Franklin Richards, the son of Reed Richards and Sue Storm from the Fantastic Four, is the most powerful among the strongest X-Men and Omega Level Mutants out there. This has been shown multiple times.

Among Franklin’s feats? Oh, just little things like the creation of the universe during the Onslaught Saga, and reviving Galactus. He can alter reality as he desires, and even can make his future self show up — a future self who is so powerful that he can destroy Celestials with a single punch. He can control his surroundings to prevent someone like the Inhuman Black Bolt from using his powers and even control Galactus with his abilities.

We think it’s safe to say you can’t get more powerful than Franklin Richards — at least, as far as mutants go.

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Written by Kevin Tanza
Kevin is a Venezuelan writer who loves talking about comic books, literature, films, football and series. Fiction writer. Manchester United supporter. He has written in Spanish and English for various magazines and websites, such as Thundersteel Magazine, Chiesa di Totti, The Busby Babe, Revista Kamandi, Animated Apparel, MusikHolics, La Soledad del Nueve, Mariskal Rock, Sail Away.Twitter: @KevinGregorioTF Instagram: @kevintanza