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The 25 Strongest Superheroes In The MCU, Ranked

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has showcased some of the most powerful superheroes in all of fiction, but determining which one is the strongest is no easy task. After all, a lot goes into determining strength when you're talking about a person who can levitate things with their mind but is unable to pick up a car with their bare hands. Would the Hulk be stronger than Scarlet Witch just because he can hold up a mountain?

It's hard to answer that question without taking into consideration all of the abilities each superhero has in their arsenal. The strongest heroes in the MCU are all mighty in their own way, but finding the person who gets the top slot in the list is up to you!

  • Thor is the son of Odin and the presumptive ruler of Asgard following his father's passing. He is the god of thunder and has been battling foes for the better part of 1,500 years. He is highly trained in combat, but his power made him arrogant, which led to a temporary exile on Earth and separation from his powers.

    When he once again proved he was mighty and truly worthy of his power, he came back more powerful and level-headed than ever before. In the MCU, he's gone up against some of the most powerful villains in the MCU and walked away with little more than a missing eye and a giant gut.

    He ended the original Thanos, he bested Hela, he defeated Malekith, and even withstood the intense radiation of a dying star. Thor isn't just godlike, he's a god, and his ability to channel lightning to enhance his strength is unmatched.

    Strong hero?
  • Wanda Maximoff was experimented on with the energy from Loki's Scepter, which held the Mind Stone as its source of power. The Stone gave her incredible powers of both mental and physical manipulation.

    Maximoff can mess with other people's minds, and did so against Tony Stark and the Hulk, which caused the latter to go on a devastating rampage. She easily took Vision out of the picture during a quick fight, and, at the time, Vision himself was powered by the Mind Stone, which was embedded in his forehead.

    When she went up against Thanos, Maximoff held him at bay for long enough to destroy the Mind Stone. In the following movie, she went up against him at full power and potentially could have ended him - had the Titan not called upon his ship to break up the fight with overhead artillery.

    Strong hero?
  • Dr. Stephen Strange was one of the greatest neurosurgeons in the world, but after an accident ruined his hands, he spent his entire fortune looking for a means to repair them. After trying everything he could, he opted to journey to Kamar-Taj to find the Ancient One.

    He witnessed the great power the Ancient One controlled, which spurred him to beg for training in the mystic arts. He took to magic easily after a short time and expanded his knowledge exponentially. He went up against Kaecilius before he fully understood what he could do, and learned a lesson in acting strategically.

    He defeated Dormammu, an extra-dimensional being intent on conquering all of reality, and helped stop Thanos. He's the most powerful sorcerer in the Marvel Universe, and one of the most powerful people seen in the movies.

    Strong hero?
  • The Hulk is practically rage incarnate, and while he's incredibly strong under normal circumstances, he gets stronger the angrier he gets. He's able to leap great distances, he can tear apart buildings and giant monsters, and he can recover from pretty much any injury, though it's rare for him to be injured.

    Hulk has fought and defeated Thor on several occasions, and he will jump into a fight whenever he sees a threat. He was more than willing to go after Surtur in Thor: Ragnarok, and there's a good chance he would have knocked that giant crown right off his head.

    Hulk was the only one of the Avengers who could undo Thanos's snap and survive - though it did wither his arm in the process. This suggests that he is at least as powerful as Thanos, which is really saying something.

    Strong hero?