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The Most Powerful Asgardians And Norse Gods In The MCU

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Vote up the heroes and villains who would be mighty on Midgard, Asgard, and anywhere in between.

If you're looking for the most powerful members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you might as well start with a roundup of the most powerful Asgardians. While characters like the Hulk and Thanos left trails of destruction across the universe, the Marvel Norse gods squared off in mighty clashes that came straight out of actual Norse mythology.

The variety of powers on display make Asgardian throwdowns a lot more competitive. Characters like Loki and Frigga offer a combination of fighting skill and sorcery, while Thor and Valkyrie rely on an intimidating amount of brute strength. When you go down the list, Asgardians could prove a challenge for any MCU teams operating in the Nine Realms (and that includes the Avengers).

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    778 VOTES
    Odin
    Photo: Thor / Paramount Pictures

    By the time he first showed up in the MCU, Odin was focused more on retirement than fighting. But when Odin was in his prime, the Allfather was not an Asgardian to be trifled with.

    Odin conquered the Nine Realms with aggressive force, and the peace he created for Asgard came from the tip of his spear. He may have passed in Thor: Ragnarok, but this was a ruthlessly strong force in his prime, and he still had enough juice in the tank to put Thor and Loki in their place if he needed,

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    645 VOTES
    Hela
    Photo: Thor: Ragnarok / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    The Goddess of Death was imprisoned in Hel for thousands and thousands of years by her father, Odin, due to her tremendous powers. Drawing power from Asgard itself, Hela was so strong that a combination of Thor, Valkyrie, Loki, and the dang Hulk wasn't enough to stop her.

    While her power level was among the MCU's best, the capacity for wholesale devastation she showed off while overwhelming Asgard's forces was what made her truly intimidating. She even crushed Mjolnir like it was a child's plaything! When the only thing that can stop you is Ragnarök itself, you know you're one powerful being.  

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    619 VOTES
    Thor
    Photo: Thor: Ragnarok / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    Come on. Everyone knows how powerful the God of Thunder is. He is strong enough to trade blows with the Hulk. With his magical hammer, Mjolnir, he can basically fly. He can manipulate electricity. He has otherworldly confidence in his ability to fight.

    This grade-A hunk of beef is one of the most powerful beings in all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and he lives for the fight. If his combat bonafides weren't enough, he's also proved one of the most resilient heroes in the MCU. He survived being blown up on a ship in space for goodness sake.

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    412 VOTES

    Bor

    Bor
    Photo: Thor: The Dark World / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    Father of Odin and former King of Asgard, Bor was not the kind of guy you'd want on your bad side. He stood against the massive armies of Malekith during the fight with the Dark Elves and ushered in thousands of years of a peaceful existence across the cosmos after defeating the villainous elf.

    Bor was the strongest Asgardian of his time and is probably one of the strongest beings in the entire history of the MCU.