Total Nerd The Best Superheroes Who Possess Superhuman Strength  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite heroes who are waaay more powerful than a locomotive.

Although many heroes can wield incredible, mystical powers and abilities, there’s something nostalgic about characters who can use super strength. Dating back to the start of comic books, superhuman strength was one of the first basic abilities.

Although the gauging of their real strength varies based on their particular comic book universe (or series), superstrong superheroes wield a power that far exceeds the abilities of any mere mortal. From Superman and Shazam to Hercules and the Hulk, this list of characters includes heroes with natural skills, altered abilities due to genetics or species, and even those who have gained their powers from others. Who is your pick for the strongest superhero?

Vote up your favorite super strong superheroes and add any characters you think deserve to be on this list.

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Superman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Possess Superhuman Strength
Superman/Batman, Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?, Action Comics
Superman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, as well as its associated media. Superman is widely considered an American cultural icon. The Superman ...more
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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Possess Superhuman Strength
Wonder Woman is a fictional superhero who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. The character is a warrior princess of the Amazons and is known in her homeland as Princess Diana of ...more
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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Possess Superhuman Strength
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 Best Superheroes Who Possess Superhuman Strength
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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Shazam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Possess Superhuman Strength
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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Superboy (Kon-El) is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Possess Superhuman Strength
Conner Kent is a fictional character from the television series Young Justice.
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Rogue is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Possess Superhuman Strength
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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She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Possess Superhuman Strength
She-Hulk is a fictional superheroine that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist John Buscema, she first appeared in Savage She-Hulk ...more
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Martian Manhunter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Possess Superhuman Strength
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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Sentry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Possess Superhuman Strength
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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Nova (Richard Rider) is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Possess Superhuman Strength
Nova (Richard Rider) is a fictional comic book superhero appearing in books published by Marvel Comics, historically as the star of his own series, and at other times, as a supporting character ...more
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Hulk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Possess Superhuman Strength
The Hulk is a fictional superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and first appeared in The Incredible Hulk #1. ...more
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Thor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Possess Superhuman Strength
Journey into Mystery
Thor is a fictional superhero that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character, based on the Norse mythological deity of the same name, is the Asgardian god of ...more
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Hercules is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Possess Superhuman Strength
Hercules is a fictional superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appears in Journey into Mystery Annual #1 and was created by writer-editor Stan Lee ...more
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Namor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Possess Superhuman Strength
Namor the Sub-Mariner is a fictional superhero, sometime antihero and in a handful of instances supervillain that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Debuting in early 1939, the ...more
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Wonder Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Possess Superhuman Strength
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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Blue Marvel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Possess Superhuman Strength
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Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Possess Superhuman Strength
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