After two years of highs and lows, Phase Four of the MCU concluded with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, and total, followers are nonetheless very looking forward to Phase Five and the unfolding multiversal story. An essential side of Phase Four was the introduction of the following era of nice MCU characters, together with a number of whose energy ranges, are hitherto unmatched in lots of regards. That would come with, most lately, Namor, who was outlined as being as sturdy as Thor and the Hulk, and the Eternals, however particularly, Ikaris and Sersi.
Their future within the MCU is at present ambiguous, though logically, they’ll at the very least return for Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and/or Avengers: Secret Wars – the Avengers can be glad to have such powerhouses on their aspect. Nevertheless, of those that have served on the Avengers, there’s been an everlasting debate about whom the strongest is. The followers, actors, creators, and characters themselves all have their very own opinion. As such, right here’s who the followers on Reddit suppose might declare the title of the MCU’s strongest Avenger.
Currently, there’s one character who holds the bulk consensus about not solely being the strongest Avenger but additionally being the strongest mortal character in the complete MCU. Wanda Maximoff, now formally often called the Scarlet Witch having gained full entry to her huge potential, can manipulate actuality by way of chaos magic. While she took a villainous flip in WandaVision and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, in doing so her unimaginable energy was demonstrated, in simply decimating the Illuminati and inflicting repercussions throughout the Multiverse.
u/TheMajesticCape helps Wanda and wrote, “The Scarlet Witch beat Thanos by herself. He had to use his ship to kill a bunch of his guys just so she didn’t kill him outright.” She was that highly effective in Avengers: Endgame, and he or she hadn’t even crossed paths with the Darkhold, which states that she as a nexus being and the Scarlet Witch inherently has extra energy than the Sorcerer Supreme. They even needed to take her off the board for some time as she’s too highly effective, although followers are looking forward to her return and ideally a Scarlet Witch movie.
As an Asgardian, the God of Thunder, and wielder of Mjølnir, Thor is a transparent contender for the title of Strongest Avenger. Specifically, followers harken to his excessive energy up in Thor: Ragnarok and subsequently Avengers: Infinity War when he’s really unlocked the scope of his lightning powers. u/Abhistrike thinks “if every character were to do a 1 v 1 – Thor would win almost all interactions.”
Thor has gone toe-to-toe with among the strongest characters within the MCU from the likes of the Gorr the God Butcher and Thanos and the Hulk and Captain Marvel, and in a lot of these fights, Thor got here out on prime. Interestingly, following Thor: Love and Thunder, he’s now on a brand new journey along with his adopted daughter, Love, who given her connection to Eternity, would possibly turn into variations of Singularity or Captain Universe, two vastly highly effective comedian heroes.
Speaking of incredibly strong cosmic heroes, whether present or yet to be introduced, there are only a few who might ever rival Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel. Thus far, the one one that was in a position to “beat” her was Thanos and that’s solely he stunned her with a success from the Power Stone. Overall, Captain Marvel shares an identical drawback for the MCU as Hulk and Scarlet Witch does. She is so comparatively overpowered that she needs to be relegated elsewhere in any other case the battles can be over too quickly – therefore why she wasn’t concerned in Avengers: Endgame actually till effectively into the climactic battle.
u/Aggarwalace additionally credit What If… for displaying how sturdy she is, writing, “Captain Marvel was able to overpower Thor, even with mighty Mjølnir. So I would say, Captain Marvel.” Her powers do come from the Tesseract, the Space Stone, and the true potential of them have but to be explored. Thankfully The Marvels is coming quickly in Phase Five and can delve extra into her capabilities, together with these of Monica Rambeau, who may very well be deserving of her spot right here too, and Kamala Khan.
Many followers imagine that the Hulk has been downgraded all through the MCU and that he shouldn’t be shedding fights as he has sometimes. It can’t be denied that from his introduction in The Incredible Hulk to most lately She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, the Hulk has modified so much in relation to his function within the motion. That’s as a result of the franchise has adopted Bruce as he’s come to phrases with and discovered to manage the Hulk. Nevertheless, u/MarkSKelly says, “Strength alone, Hulk is the strongest one there is.”
On sheer bodily energy there are only a few characters who might rival the Hulk, particularly throughout his days of rage and rampage. In The Avengers he simply takes down a Chitauri Leviathan with a single punch. Plus, he’s extremely quick, reflexive, and sturdy. The solely factor that actually damage him was utilizing the infinity stones in Avengers: Endgame. He now additionally has a possible rival contender in his cousin, Jennifer Walters aka She-Hulk, and presumably his newfound son, Skaar.
When it involves magic, the Scarlet Witch and Doctor Strange dominate. While the latter is not Sorcerer Supreme, shedding that title to Wong in the course of the Blip, that doesn’t imply he’s any weaker. In truth, as an especially clever particular person with a debilitating must at all times be proper and know extra, his powers and magical capabilities are at all times rising.
u/BringMeThanos422003 claimed, “Doctor Strange is versatile and unpredictable. He is a wild card, and he could be [anyone] in a fight with a spell to counter their move.” Using his magic he’s held his personal with Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, Gargantos, and Scarlet Witch. Whether in Doctor Strange 3 or a future Avengers film, his powers will likely be instrumental in combating new supernatural villains like Mephisto or Umar the Unrelenting.
Across the varied diversifications of Spider-Man, whether or not within the MCU or not, they’ve every ranged in energy. He won’t be capable of produce his spider-silk like Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man, however Tom Holland’s is probably the most highly effective total. u/oklander8rs2000 wrote, “a dark horse is Spidey. Dude was toying with Winter Soldier, caught Cull Obsidian’s anchor weapon pretty easily, and lifted him out from under a building.”
Spider-Man has the energy and fast reflexes to cease a automotive from crashing right into a bus or to assist preserve a sinking boat intact and afloat in Spider-Man: Homecoming – plus the resilience to outlive getting hit by a high-speed practice in Spider-Man: Far from Home. He was even concerned in one of the crucial outright brutal fights within the MCU between him and Green Goblin in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
He is perhaps human, however clearly, Steve Rogers was one thing particular as Captain America. As Erskine states in Captain America: The First Avenger, the Super Soldier Serum makes good, nice, and dangerous, worse. It took Steve’s relentless braveness and gave him the energy to again up his hopes and convictions. u/ASUSunDevil25 thinks “he’s someone who, without the super soldier serum, really showed that it’s not always about physical strength or your powers, but your courage…when he says, ‘I can do this all day’, it’s way more than just his strength.”
Nevertheless, in relation to energy, Captain America has had some unimaginable feats. In Captain America: Civil War he was in a position to maintain again a helicopter from flying away, and in Avengers: Infinity War when Thanos arrived on Earth, he was in a position to briefly cease one of many Mad Titan’s assaults. Plus, he can elevate Mjølnir which provides to his energy tenfold.
It’s troublesome to compete with powers granted by infinity stones as within the case of Scarlet Witch, Captain Marvel, and naturally, Vision who had the Mind Stone affixed to his head. From that the android was in a position to part shift, hearth lasers, fly, and elevate Mjølnir, so he was an extremely highly effective power for the Avengers earlier than Thanos tore the Mind Stone from him. Even in WandaVision, whereas he would possibly’ve been a assemble of Wanda’s creativeness, Vision was simply as sturdy and the one character that would rival him was himself, White Vision.
u/JavajunkyYT wrote, “I mean he has an infinity stone in his head and has the entire collection of the inherent in his database/mind and his body is made of Vibranium.” Fans will quickly get to see Vision once more, at the very least in Vision Quest, an upcoming Disney+ collection. Along with bringing in some newcomers and returning faces, Vision Quest ought to discover the total scope of his powers now that he’s on his personal.
Shang-Chi is by far the best hand-to-hand fighter currently in the MCU. Add on prime of the truth that he controls the legendary Ten Rings following Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, so Shang-Chi is among the strongest heroes within the MCU now. u/Lawyer-Salt helps Shang-Chi on this regard, writing “Shang-Chi’s mother says the rings make his father as strong as a god. Combined with having the best combat skills in the MCU, I think Shang-Chi is on Thor’s level of power.”
Fans are wanting to be taught the true potential and origins of the Ten Rings – whether or not they come from outer area and are related to the Makluan dragons as within the comics or if they’ve some kind of connection to Ms. Marvel’s bangle and/or Kang’s know-how as seen within the trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
On Reddit, many MCU followers are supporting an sudden entry for the strongest Avengers debate – Star-Lord. Specifically, they’re speaking about him in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 when he unlocked his celestial powers along with his father’s assist. In that case, u/Bezza777 wrote, “Celestial Star-Lord would have the power to wipe the floor with any of them” and he’d do it in some hilariously unusual manner like reworking into a large Pac-Man.
Without the connection to Ego’s powers, nonetheless, Star-Lord is only a man – a daring and intelligent man, however nonetheless only a man. He couldn’t hope to face an opportunity in opposition to any of those characters, however in his empowered state, only a few might’ve rivaled him.