At this point, almost all of us have seen Avengers: Endgame and some more than once. That’s a big part of why it has become the highest-grossing movie of all time. After more than ten years of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), we know Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, etc. and what they are capable of.
However, the comics contain some very powerful Avengers that did not appear in the films, as well as some characters who appeared, but have much superior power than what they have shown us on the big screen. That is why below we present the list of the 10 most powerful Avengers in the Marvel Universe:
Vision is an android created by Professor Phineas Horton at the request of Ultron to defeat the Avengers. However, Vision ended up betraying Ultron to join the heroes he was supposed to annihilate. Vision’s physiology, which is a replica of all the organs of the human body (with special cells added by his creator), gives this character a series of special abilities. He can connect to computers, either through cables or wirelessly, and he can control his density to pass through solid objects. Vision also has superhuman strength, hearing, and reflexes. Just like in the MCU movies, Vision has a relationship with Scarlet Witch that leads them all the way to marriage.
Quasar is a hero whose mantle has been worn by several people, but Wendell Vaughn is the first and most iconic. Vaughn began as a member of the US Army and graduated with honors from the S.H.I.E.L.D Academy. After graduation, he joined the surveillance of a special bands project. Almost fortuitously, Vaughn ended up using the Quantum Bands. The bands transform him into a being of pure quantum energy. Using them, he can take different forms. Because of his past as a soldier and agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., he usually uses his power to create weapons.
Captain Marvel is the most recent banner of Marvel and, especially in the recent past, of the MCU. In the comics, Carol Danvers is a military pilot whose DNA mixes with that of the Kree warrior, Mar-Vell, to create Ms. Marvel. Throughout the history of Marvel, Captain Marvel has undergone many changes. These changes led her to even take other names, until reaching the best known Captain Marvel. Names aside, because of her considerable powers, such as her superhuman strength, ability to fly, and her ability to absorb and expel energy, she has always had an essential role within the Avengers.
Dr. Stephen Strange was an excellent surgeon with little interest in his patients beyond paying his expensive fees. One day he suffered a severe accident that ended up seriously affecting his nerves, which would prevent him from continuing his work in the operating rooms. After training in the mystical arts in a remote area of the world with monks, he became the character known as Dr. Strange. Strange shows that power does not reside purely within physical matter. He has an almost unlimited amount of spells that allow him to perform transmutation as well as astral projection. His powers enable him to use telepathy and telekinesis, as well as fly. Additionally, although he requires food, water, and sleep like any human being, Dr. Strange does not get sick or age.
Hyperion is, along with Sentry and Quasar, one of the least known characters on this list for those who are not followers of Marvel comics. He is the last survivor of an extinct race called The Eternals. He arrived on Earth as a baby and was raised by a human family with strong ethics and good morals. Due to his Eternal nature, he can absorb cosmic radiation, and he can draw energy from the sun (sound familiar?). Among his powers are the ability to fly, super strength and X-ray vision.
I know Hyperion reminds me of someone, but I’m not sure who… I also think if Marvel wants to include Hyperion in the MCU, they should totally hire Henry Cavill. He seems like he’d be super in the role.
You could say that it is the closest character on this list to have a leading role in an upcoming MCU movie (possibly Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3). Adam was mentioned in the post-credit scene of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Adam Warlock was created to be the perfect human. In the comics, Adam was crucial to the Infinity Gauntlet storyline, so his absence Infinity War and Endgame is strange. With his story changed, Adam will likely be different from the comics.
Warlock can control cosmic energy. He can also create a cocoon that allows him to evolve. While his powers set him apart, one of his most important characteristics is intelligence. His mind is what enables him to defeat very powerful enemies, not just his powers.
Scarlet Witch is an omega-level mutant — that is, one of the most powerful. In her first appearances in the X-Men comics, she alternated between Professor X’s boys and Magneto’s group. Scarlet Witch isn’t the only powerful mutant in her family — Magneto is her father, and Quicksilver is her brother. She didn’t truly understand her powers until she joined the Avengers. She began to discover a little more about the scope of their abilities, which increased as their feelings became stronger. Possibly the best example of the relation of her power and emotions is when her children died. Wanda Maximoff (her real name) pronounced the words “No more mutants” and ended the vast majority of mutants on the planet. This is a product of her main power, which is to alter reality and manipulate energy (a skill that she often uses in MCU films).
The Sentry project emerged as a new attempt to recreate the Super Soldier serum. A drug addict accidentally consumes the Sentry serum — and it gives him the power of 1000 soldiers. He chooses to use that power to improve the world. So far, everything is fine with Sentry. However, just as he has a good side that makes him a hero, he also has a bad side. The serum allowed it to take a physical form, and it led him to kill more than a million people after already causing a lot of damage to Sentry himself. Sentry’s real potential is still unknown, but for now, we know that he is capable of being omniscient as well as manipulating molecules and teleporting. He is also immortal and invulnerable.
At this point, there is little to say about Hulk that is not known. The story is familiar to most Marvel fans. The brilliant Dr. Bruce Banner exposes himself to gamma radiation that gives him an extremely powerful and angry green alter ego. Hulk’s strength is proportional to his anger, which makes him an almost unstoppable opponent. Despite what we’ve seen in the MCU, Hulk is a being whose strength limit is not known. Several entities in Marvel comics have explained this — but the movies downplay this incredible ability.
Odin’s son and heir to Asgard’s throne, Thor is the most powerful Avenger. It can be a bit difficult to believe after seeing Endgame (spoiler alert), and his appearance as “Fat Thor” or “Bro Thor,” as fans are calling him. In Marvel comics, the story is different. The bearer of Mjolnir has defeated some of Marvel’s most powerful characters, from the Hulk to the Silver Surfer, and even the Abomination. In addition to his super strength and endurance, Thor can create thunder, manipulate the weather, and can recover from his injuries very quickly. Possibly what makes Thor the most powerful Avenger over Scarlet Witch, Sentry or Hulk is the fact that Thor has complete control of his power. He does not have to change his emotions to channel his powers.
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