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The Most Overpowered Superheroes  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite heroes from various series who are way more powerful than they should be.

There are a lot of superheroes who are strong, but what about the ones who are too strong? When you think about it, someone like Superman may be able to trade blows with the likes of Darkseid, but most of the time he has to hold back or he could kill someone with a sneeze. There are lots of superheroes with this problem... probably a few more than you might think. It's especially a problem for anyone who tries to have a life with a regular person since it's not that easy to simply turn off an ability built into every muscle in the body.

Not wanting to hurt the ones closest to them is one issue, but superheroes with super strength don't want to go around punching bad guys until their fists turn someone's face to dust. Some overpowered superheroes might, but most have to hold back their true strength. Keeping that in mind, these are the greatest heroes who may be a little too powerful for their own good. Who’s your favorite overpowered hero?

Find your favorite in the list below and don't forget to vote them up! And if an insanely overpowered hero is missing, go ahead and add them to the list.

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Superman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Overpowered Superheroes
DC Universe
Superman is a 1988 American animated Saturday morning television series produced by Ruby-Spears Productions for Warner Bros. Television that aired on CBS featuring the DC Comics superhero of the ...more
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Shazam is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overpowered Superheroes
Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam
Shazam is a comic book character created by Bill Parker and C. C. Beck for Fawcett Comics. He is an ancient wizard who gives young Billy Batson the power to transform into the superhero Captain ...more
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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overpowered Superheroes
Supergirl, Movie 43, DC Universe
Supergirl is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in comic books published by DC Comics and related media. The character was created by writer Otto Binder and designed by artist Al ...more
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Power Girl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overpowered Superheroes
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe
Power Girl is a DC Comics superheroine, making her first appearance in All Star Comics #58. Power Girl is the cousin of DC's flagship hero Superman, but from an alternate universe in the ...more
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Green Lantern is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overpowered Superheroes
American Splendor, Green Lantern, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
Green Lantern is the name of a number of fictional superheroes that appear in American comic books published by DC Comics. They fight evil with the aid of power rings that grant them a variety ...more
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Mary Marvel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overpowered Superheroes
DC Universe
Mary Marvel is a fictional character, a comic book superheroine, originally published by Fawcett Comics and now owned by DC Comics. Created by Otto Binder and Marc Swayze, she first appeared in ...more
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Invincible is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overpowered Superheroes
Invincible is an Image Comics Universe series named for its superhero, "Invincible". Created by writer Robert Kirkman and artist Cory Walker, Invincible first appeared in Tech Jacket ...more
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Mon-El is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overpowered Superheroes
DC Universe
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Rogue is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Overpowered Superheroes
X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand
Rogue is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with the X-Men. She debuted in Avengers Annual #10 as a villain, but then ...more
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Sentry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overpowered Superheroes
Marvel Universe
The Sentry is a fictional superhero in the Marvel Comics Universe. The character first appears in The Sentry #1 and was created by Paul Jenkins and Jae Lee, with uncredited conceptual ...more
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Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overpowered Superheroes
X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men, X2
Jean Grey, or Jean Grey-Summers, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics and is a founding member of the X-Men. Jean Grey has been known under the ...more
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Colossus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overpowered Superheroes
X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: The Last Stand, X2
Colossus is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with the X-Men. Created by writer Len Wein and illustrator Dave Cockrum, ...more
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Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overpowered Superheroes
Darren Wise added The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel Universe
Wanda Maximoff is a fictional character, whose code name is Scarlet Witch, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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Captain Britain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overpowered Superheroes
Marvel Universe
Captain Britain, is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in the comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Chris Claremont and Herb Trimpe, he first appeared in Captain Britain ...more
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Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overpowered Superheroes
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Marvel Universe
The Silver Surfer is a fictional superhero appearing in comic books and other publications produced by Marvel Comics. The character also appears in a number of movies, television, and video game ...more
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Martian Manhunter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overpowered Superheroes
Justice League Unlimited, Young Justice, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
The Martian Manhunter is a fictional superhero who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. Created by writer Joseph Samachson and artist Joe Certa, the character first appeared in ...more
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Captain Atom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overpowered Superheroes
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe
Captain Atom is a fictional character, a comic book superhero that has existed in three basic incarnations. Created by writer Joe Gill and artist/co-writer Steve Ditko, he first appeared in ...more
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Aquaman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overpowered Superheroes
Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Aquaman
Aquaman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger, the character debuted in More Fun Comics #73. Initially a ...more
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One-Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overpowered Superheroes
One-Punch Man Universe
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Wonder Man is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overpowered Superheroes
Marvel Universe
Wonder Man is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Stan Lee and artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby, he first appeared in The ...more
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Franklin Richards is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overpowered Superheroes
Marvel Universe
Franklin Benjamin Richards is a fictional comic book character appearing in books published by Marvel Comics, usually as a supporting character in Fantastic Four. He's generally portrayed as a ...more
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Big Daddy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overpowered Superheroes
minecart2011 added Kick-Ass
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Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overpowered Superheroes
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Marvel Universe
Carol Danvers is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Roy Thomas and designed by artist Gene Colan, Major Carol Danvers ...more