Marvel’s treasure trove of characters from its comic book history is nothing short of massive, boasting around 8,000 core characters and an exponentially greater number when you factor in ancillary figures, one-offs, and the various iterations from the multiverse. Astonishingly, only a fraction of these characters have made their way onto the big and small screens, leaving a vast realm of Marvel’s expansive universe shrouded in mystery for the wider public. While we’ve witnessed some incredibly powerful heroes and villains in live-action, it’s essential to remember that the most potent Marvel entities have yet to step off the pages of comic books.
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Today, we present to you a list of the 20 mightiest Marvel characters, meticulously ranked based on the sheer utility of their extraordinary abilities. A quick note – to spare you from an overwhelming barrage of obscure names and unfathomable space monstrosities, we’ve omitted Eternals, Celestials, and cosmic beings from this list. And when we mention cosmic beings, we’re talking about the genuine cosmic entities, not merely aliens or spacefaring individuals from Earth. So, let’s not flood the Twitter comments with our encyclopedic Marvel knowledge all at once. We wholeheartedly acknowledge the depths of your nerd wisdom.
20. Kang the Conquerer
Kang, the Conqueror, stands out as the sole character on this list devoid of traditional superpowers, a testament to the sheer peril one can pose armed with knowledge, technology, and unwavering determination. Crafted by the creative genius of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in Avengers #8 back in 1964, Kang has proven to be a recurring thorn in the side of Earth’s Mightiest Defenders, striking when least expected. His exceptional ability? The power to traverse time effortlessly, accumulating a treasure trove of formidable weaponry and strategic insights into his adversaries.
Kang isn’t merely a formidable foe; he’s a brilliant engineer, a political virtuoso, and has honed his combat skills to human perfection. Couple that with advanced 40th-century technology, and Kang becomes an adversary capable of challenging gods and heroes from every era. And if, by some chance, the Avengers seem too formidable, Kang possesses the remarkable ability to summon reinforcements from various timelines, where his multiple Variants can unite to pursue a common objective. It’s no surprise that Marvel Studios selected Kang as the successor to Thanos during the “Multiverse Saga,” given his status as one of the most formidable adversaries Earth’s heroes have ever encountered.
Meet Gabriel Summers, the lesser-known brother of X-Men luminaries Scott and Alex Summers. But don’t be fooled by the lack of name recognition – Gabriel, also known as Vulcan, is an Omega-level mutant, a tier of power far surpassing his siblings. So formidable is his might that he ascended to the throne as Emperor of the Shi’ar Empire.
Vulcan’s abilities are a force to be reckoned with; he commands dominion over water, wind, earth, fire, electricity, light, and darkness, harnessing them to unleash devastating blasts. Over time, he even honed his talents to conjure force-fields and manipulate objects with ease. But that’s not all – much like Rogue, Vulcan can drain power from fellow mutants. He possesses the remarkable knack to detect, suppress, and manipulate energy from any nearby source.
In the annals of his exploits, Vulcan has faced formidable adversaries, including Black Bolt. In a display of sheer audacity, he once took on the X-Men, the Inhumans, and the Starjammers simultaneously, all on his lonesome. While it was believed that Vulcan met his end after a rare act of heroism in which he sacrificed himself to save his brother Scott, it appears that rumors of his demise were, to put it mildly, greatly exaggerated.
18. Hulk / Red Hulk / Skaar
Ah, the Hulk, a household name for any comic book enthusiast. Dr. Bruce Banner’s transformation into this massive green juggernaut is the stuff of legend. When the good doctor loses his cool, he morphs into an uncontrollable, green behemoth that leaves a trail of destruction in his wake. This transformation occurred after a fateful encounter with an experimental gamma bomb, dousing Banner with an unhealthy dose of gamma radiation. Ever since that day, the Hulk has emerged whenever anger takes over, turning a brilliant but fragile scientist into a colossal green rage monster with the intellectual faculties of a toddler. It’s no exaggeration to say that the Hulk boasts nearly invincible resilience and strength that rivals the finest in the Marvel universe. His sheer power transcends class 100 strength, meaning he can lift a jaw-dropping 100 tons. To put it into perspective, this guy’s punched meteors the size of Earth into oblivion. He’s not to be trifled with.
Now, let’s talk about Red Hulk, a desperate measure taken by General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross to tackle the Hulk when all else failed. With assistance from AIM and the Intelligencia, Ross underwent experimentation to birth the formidable Red Hulk. While his ability to stand toe-to-toe with the regular Hulk is still up for debate, Red Hulk boasts a few advantages over Bruce Banner’s alter ego. For one, General Ross can shift forms at will, eliminating the need for anger to trigger the transformation. He also retains his full intelligence and memories when in his red form. Unlike the Hulk, Red Hulk’s anger doesn’t make him stronger; instead, it makes him burn hotter, which can be both an asset and a liability. If he overheats, Red Hulk loses consciousness. However, he has another trick up his sleeve – he can absorb energy and grow stronger with each absorption. If he absorbs enough, he’ll eventually explode, causing devastation to everything in the vicinity.
Next up, Jennifer Walters, aka She-Hulk, introduced to us by the brilliant minds of Stan Lee and John Buscema in 1980’s Savage She-Hulk #1. While she might not possess the same brute force as the Hulk, she has a unique ability that sets her apart – she can break the fourth wall. As masterfully depicted in the Disney+ She-Hulk series, Jennifer (portrayed by Tatiana Maslany) can step out of the confines of her story, interact with the writers, and even alter the course of her own narrative. If that isn’t an overpowered ability, I don’t know what is.
Lastly, we have Skaar, the Hulk’s son, making his entrance into the MCU through She-Hulk in 2007’s World War Hulk #5, Skaar inherits all the might of his father and his mother, Caiera the Oldstrong. This means Skaar wields the Old Power of the Shadow People, granting him control over stone and lava. Picture the Hulk’s incredible strength, then imagine him riding a wave of molten death, and you’ve got Skaar. Needless to say, we’re eagerly anticipating how Skaar will be portrayed in the MCU.
Ah, Apocalypse, a true force to be reckoned with and a figure deserving of this spot on our list. What sets him apart? Well, for starters, he’s technically stronger than the Hulk. But it doesn’t end there; he’s a veritable powerhouse of abilities. Think telepathy, telekinesis, and even shapeshifting, just to scratch the surface of his powers. En Sabah Nur, one of the first mutants ever born, didn’t have the easiest start in ancient Egypt due to his peculiar appearance. But boy, did he turn the tables! Harnessing his innate gifts along with the technology he stumbled upon in Rama Tut’s tomb and a Celestial spaceship, he quickly became Earth’s mightiest being in his era. Thanks to that tech, he’s managed to regenerate himself countless times, ensuring his survival through the ages.
Now, here’s where things get interesting. Apocalypse had this brilliant idea of assembling a quartet of horsemen to join him on his rather genocidal escapades. He recruited formidable mutants and others, even against their will, folks like Archangel and Wolverine. And he’s had more than a few run-ins with the X-Men, especially Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Cable, always with an eye on siphoning their incredible powers. Oh, and let’s not forget his numerous attempts to conquer the world. Yes, you guessed it, he is Apocalypse.
16. Thor / Odin
Thor, the Norse God of Thunder, is truly a force to be reckoned with, and while the MCU has toned him down a bit for cinematic purposes, his comic book counterpart is a powerhouse. Imagine this: he can obliterate planets, control the very weather (including summoning lightning bolts), soar through space at the speed of light, and, believe it or not, break adamantium. Yes, you heard it right, he could shatter Wolverine’s unbreakable metal skeleton if he fancied. He boasts strength beyond the class 100 level, and let’s not forget about his trusty hammer, Mjolnir, which packs quite the punch. Oh, and he’s immortal to top it off. Thor has tussled with the likes of Thanos, the Hulk, the Silver Surfer, and even Galactus.
Now, let’s talk about Odin, Thor’s father and a force in his own right. Being the patriarch of the Asgardians grants him the power to give even Thor a good whooping if necessary. He’s immortal, unlike his MCU counterpart, and he’s got a bag full of magical tricks. For instance, he can absorb the powers of all other Asgardians to bolster his own might. But the pièce de résistance in Odin’s arsenal is the Odinforce. Its full potential remains a mystery, but so far, he’s used it to resurrect the deceased, manipulate the life-forces of his subjects, wield telepathy, and enchant weapons with mystical abilities (yes, including Mjolnir). Oh, and, of course, he’s crossed paths with Galactus. Maybe that should be a requirement for making this list.
And let’s not forget Jane Foster’s Mighty Thor, a character introduced by Jason Aaron in 2014. In this captivating storyline, Jane wields Mjölnir, making her every bit as invincible as Thor Odinson himself. Marvel Studios loosely adapted this storyline in Thor: Love and Thunder. While the MCU might dial down Thor’s powers a notch, Mighty Thor is a true force of nature, deserving her place alongside Odin and Odinson as one of Marvel Comics’ mightiest characters.
15. Hercules / Zeus
Hercules, yes, the Hercules of myth and legend, is the son of none other than Zeus, the Olympian god. Now, while we’re steering clear of cosmic beings here, don’t underestimate Hercules. He can survive the harsh vacuum of space and shrug off cosmic attacks. In fact, he’s often considered the physically strongest character in the Marvel universe. Legend has it that he once took over the task of holding up the sky from Atlas. And more recently, he casually relocated the island of Manhattan, which, by the way, weighed a staggering 99 billion tons. Thor never quite managed that feat. Plus, he’s bested both Thor and the Hulk in combat. Oh, and did I mention he’s immortal? Not to mention, he wields an adamantine mace and sports a Namean Lion skin cape, virtually indestructible items for extra oomph.
Now, moving on to Hercules’s father, Zeus. He’s not far behind in the strength department. He’s gone toe-to-toe with the likes of Thor and the Hulk, emerging victorious. But that’s not all. He’s got super-speed, the power of flight, and, because he’s Zeus, he can summon and hurl lightning bolts. Can you imagine the father-son competition at a company picnic between Odin and Thor, and Zeus and Hercules? Well, the MCU might give us a taste of that. With Odin gone, Thor: Love and Thunder introduces Zeus and Hercules, hinting at a future showdown between Odinson and the Greek demigod.
14. Dr. Strange
Now, let’s talk about Doctor Strange. While he might not have the brawn of some of our earlier entries, that’s perfectly fine because he’s the Sorcerer Supreme, the ultimate magic wielder, the top wizard in the Marvel universe. When you can manipulate magic like he can, you don’t need to bench press planets. Strange’s mastery over magic is awe-inspiring. He can pull off incredible feats like levitation, teleportation, time travel, astral projection, dimensional hopping, and a whole bag of other mind-boggling magical tricks. Granted, the scope of his powers has varied over time, making it hard to pin down, but when he’s at his best, there’s practically nothing he can’t do. Let’s not forget he was the keeper of the Time Stone and, of course, his trusty living cape. Oh, and by the way, he’s taken down Galactus in a showdown. In the MCU, Doctor Strange is so potent that he can unravel entire timelines and put the entire Multiverse at risk, as seen in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and What If…?. Thankfully, Stephen Strange’s moral compass keeps most of his Variants from unleashing his full power.
13. Captain Marvel
Let’s talk about Captain Marvel, or Carol Danvers if you prefer. Now, what you’ve seen on the big screen is just the tip of the iceberg because in the comics, she’s even more of a powerhouse. Aside from being insanely strong, practically indestructible, and capable of zipping through the stars, she can also fire off photon beams like it’s nobody’s business. But wait, there’s more. She’s precognitive, can manipulate gravity and light, and has this nifty ability to mess with radiation and magic. Oh, and here’s the kicker – she can link herself up to a white hole for an extra power boost. Marvel Studios’ head honcho, Kevin Feige, put it best: “Captain Marvel, she is as powerful a character as we’ve ever put in a movie.
Let’s talk about Gladiator, the big cheese of the Shi’ar imperial guard. This guy is so strong that he makes the Juggernaut, Thor, and the Hulk look like chumps. I kid you not, he once took a punch from the Juggernaut and barely flinched. Gladiator’s real name is Kallark, and he hails from the planet Strontia. Now, before he became Gladiator, he was already a physical specimen, but then he went through these Gladiator trials, and that’s when things got seriously insane.
First off, the guy can fly, which is always a handy skill. He can survive the vacuum of space like it’s a walk in the park. And when it comes to speed, durability, and strength, he’s off the charts. The catch is, his power levels actually increase with his confidence. So when he’s feeling on top of the world, he can straight-up obliterate entire planets. Yep, you heard that right. Gladiator has knocked the Thing out cold, snapped Hyperion’s back like a twig, and even taken down Vulcan in a brawl, snatching one of his eyes as a little trophy. And if the rumors are to be believed, he’s collapsed stars and wiped out black holes. This guy can fight for days without breaking a sweat and shoot energy beams from his eyes that can fry the Hulk’s skin off. Oh, and did I mention he can unleash hurricane-level winds from his lungs? Some folks call him the Marvel universe’s answer to Superman. Heck, he’s survived a supernova explosion. That’s a whole new level of tough.
11. Scarlet Witch
Let’s dive into the enigmatic world of Wanda Maximoff, a character with powers that defy categorization. Whether you see her as a mutant, a science experiment, or a witch, one thing’s for sure: she’s packing some serious heat. She’s got the whole package – flight, energy blasts, telekinesis, telepathy, and more. But what really sets her apart is her knack for reality-warping. I mean, she can bend reality to her will. In WandaVision, she brought Vision back to life and conjured up two kids in a way that’s far from natural. And in the comics, she pulled off a stunt that no one else could dream of – she wiped out or depowered over 90% of the mutant population with a single thought. That’s not something you see every day.
Now, here’s the kicker – Wanda is what they call a Nexus Being. These are super rare individuals who can mess with probability and shape the future of the world. In the movies, she went toe-to-toe with Thanos twice and came out without a scratch. And remember what Agatha, the evil witch in WandaVision, told her? She said Wanda could destroy the entire world if she wanted to. That’s some serious power right there. But what really takes the cake is her role in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Wanda redeems herself by reaching out to all timelines and obliterating every Darkhold that ever existed. Just think about that for a moment – changing every reality all at once. That’s a whole new level of cosmic power.
10. Hope Summers
Let’s talk about Hope Summers, a mutant who’s rocking some serious Omega-level powers. You see, she’s got a pretty unique origin story. She was the first mutant born after Scarlet Witch did her whole depowering thing, which was a pretty big deal. A lot of folks saw her as a potential threat, so Cable, who’s a bit of a complex character himself (being the son of Cyclops and a Jean Grey clone), stepped in and whisked her away to the future. Now, here’s where it gets interesting.
Hope has this incredible ability to absorb other mutants’ powers, but it comes with a twist. She doesn’t have to get all touchy-feely with them, the mutants don’t lose their powers, and Hope gets to keep those powers forever. That’s a pretty sweet deal, right? Well, there’s a little catch. She’s got this connection to the Phoenix Force, which can make her powers a tad unpredictable.
Alright, folks, let’s talk about Legion, the mutant who’s a real head case – literally. Legion is a powerhouse, no doubt about it. He’s got this Omega-level status, and you know what? He’s got Professor X as his dad. Talk about good genes, right?
Now, here’s where things get wild. Legion’s powers are off the charts, but there’s a catch. He’s dealing with a fractured psyche, thanks to some seriously traumatic stuff in his past. Imagine having a whole bunch of different personalities, each controlling a different power. It’s like a super-powered game of musical chairs in his brain.
Among his laundry list of abilities, Legion can do things like pyrokinesis, telepathy, super strength, super speed, healing like Wolverine, time travel (yup, time travel), mind control – you name it. He’s basically a one-mutant army. The only thing holding him back is, well, himself. But if he ever sorts out his issues, he could easily be the top dog on this list.
Alright, let’s talk about Proteus, and trust me, this mutant is something else. Kevin MacTaggert, that’s his real name, and he’s one of those Omega-level mutants. His specialty? Warping reality. Yeah, he’s like the Scarlet Witch on steroids.
But here’s the kicker – Proteus doesn’t stop there. This guy can teleport anywhere, and I mean anywhere, in the entire Marvel universe and multiverse. Need a forcefield? He’s got it covered. Want to terraform a planet with just a thought? He can do that too. Oh, and he’s not just some regular telepath or telekinetic; his powers are off the charts.
Now, here’s where it gets really interesting. Proteus’s natural form? It’s pure energy, making him pretty much immortal. But hang on, don’t go calling him cosmic just yet. He’s got a little quirk – he needs to possess human hosts from time to time to feed on. And let’s just say, when he’s done with them, there’s not much left. It’s a tough gig, even for a mutant.
Alright, let’s dive into the Sentry, one of Canada’s attempts at creating a super-soldier like Captain America. But here’s the kicker – they cranked it up to a hundred thousand times the strength. The backstory here is wild: some meth addict named Robert Reynolds (no, not the guy who plays Deadpool) accidentally got a taste of the formula during a break-in at the facility. And what happened next? Well, he gained the power of a million exploding suns. Yeah, you heard me right.
Sentry is no slouch in the strength department. He’s way beyond class 100 strength – the dude once ripped Carnage in half and took on She-Hulk, Thor, and Captain Marvel all at once. But that’s not all. He can fly at the speed of light, has telepathic powers that put Professor X to shame, and can even bring the dead back to life. Oh, and his senses? Let’s just say he can hear a butterfly’s heartbeat from halfway across the world.
Nick Fury classified him as a Level 10+ powerhouse, and Mister Fantastic labeled him an Omega-level threat. And remember that dark side I mentioned? Sentry’s alter ego, the Void, caused some chaos until they merged, becoming an even more formidable force. Sentry can even manipulate molecules and defeated Molecule Man in a fight. That’s why he’s on this list.
Sure, Sentry’s got some control issues, especially with the whole Void thing. But hey, he’s working on it. Plus, he’s over his agoraphobia, so now he can create stuff and even sentient beings with his molecular powers. Basically, he’s on a whole ‘deity’ level.
Oh, and did I mention he doesn’t need to eat, drink, or sleep and is effectively immortal? And yes, he even took on Galactus and lived to tell the tale.
6. Franklin Richards
Alright, let me introduce you to Franklin Richards, the son of two Fantastic Four members, Reed Richards and Susan Storm Richards. Now, here’s the kicker – Franklin is in a league of his own when it comes to power. We’re talking about an Omega-level mutant here, and when it comes to future potential, he’s often hailed as the most powerful mutant in the entire Marvel Universe.
This kid can do some mind-bending stuff. He can alter reality with just a thought and create pocket universes like it’s child’s play. Oh, and taking on Celestials? Yeah, he’s done that too. Some even argue that his powers rival, if not surpass, those of the cosmic bigwigs. And just like some of the other top dogs on this list, he’s got the whole molecular manipulation thing going for him.
But wait, there’s more! Franklin can also dabble in telepathy, telekinesis, time travel, energy projection, precognition, super-durability, and astral projection. And, well, an adult version of him once went toe-to-toe with Galactus.
Now, the real question is when are we going to see Franklin Richards in the MCU? With a Fantastic Four movie in the works, we can only hope they bring this powerhouse into the mix.
5. Molecule Man
Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to the one and only Molecule Man, formerly known as Owen Reese. This guy came into existence through one heck of a freak accident involving an atomically powered device. And let me tell you, it wasn’t just any accident – it also opened up a portal between Earth and the dimension of the Beyonders. But we’ll save that story for another time.
Now, the accident gave Reese a little something special – the power to control molecules. Yes, you heard that right. He can tinker with the very building blocks of everything in the universe. So, naturally, his first thought was, ‘Let’s take over the world!’ Thankfully, that didn’t pan out. Why, you ask? Well, it turns out Reese had some psychological baggage courtesy of his dear old mom.
But when he’s firing on all cylinders, Molecule Man can pretty much do anything to anyone or anything. He’s the ultimate matter manipulator, able to tweak stuff on an atomic or subatomic level. Think turning one substance into something completely different. He can even reshape objects or people at the molecular level.
And if that’s not impressive enough, he’s casually rearranged entire landscapes, moving mountain ranges like they were child’s play. Oh, and did I mention he can shoot energy bolts, hop between dimensions, and zip through hyperspace? Yeah, he’s basically a walking, talking universe-destroyer if he ever felt like it.
Now, what really cements his status as the numero uno on this list is the fact that even Uatu, the Watcher himself, has given him the ultimate endorsement. Uatu proclaimed Molecule Man as the most powerful being in the entire Marvel multiverse. And who am I to argue with a guy who watches everything? So, there you have it – Molecule Man, the reigning champ of Marvel power!
4. Cosmic Pantheon (Infinity, Oblivion, Death, Eternity)
Prepare to have your mind blown as we delve into the cosmic pantheon of abstract entities in the Marvel Universe. These guys aren’t your run-of-the-mill superheroes; they’re the embodiment of mind-boggling concepts that challenge our very understanding of existence.
First up, we’ve got Eternity and Infinity, the cosmic forces of creation and expansion. These entities are all about making things happen, pushing the boundaries of existence to the max.
But hold on, because we’ve got a counterbalance to all that creation – Death and Oblivion. These two are all about the endgame, ruling over destruction in its purest form. They’re like the cosmic grim reapers, ensuring that everything eventually meets its demise.
Now, what sets these beings apart is that they’re not just super-powered individuals; they’re the personification of the entire universe’s creation and destruction. Wrap your head around that! While some folks in the Marvel Universe can destroy entire universes, these abstract entities represent the very fabric of reality itself.
Let’s give credit where it’s due: Death was the trailblazer, created by the legendary duo of Jack Kirby and Joe Simon in 1941. Then came Eternity, courtesy of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in 1965. Oblivion joined the party in 1984, thanks to J.M. DeMatteis and Alan Kupperberg, and finally, Infinity strutted onto the scene in 1991, brought to life by Lee and John Buscema.
These cosmic heavyweights are essentially the universe’s top dogs, but here’s the kicker – when the Multiverse enters the picture, they’re not necessarily sitting at the peak of the power pyramid. Marvel’s cosmic pantheon – where mind-bending concepts run the show!
3. Living Tribunal
Get ready to meet the Living Tribunal, a cosmic heavyweight that’s been keeping the Multiverse in check since 1967. Stan Lee and Marie Severin brought this awe-inspiring entity to life in Strange Tales #157.
So, what’s the deal with the Living Tribunal? Well, it’s not your typical cosmic entity tied to one universe. No, this being has a much grander role – it’s in charge of making sure the entire Multiverse runs smoothly. Imagine having a job description that involves overseeing countless universes and intervening whenever things go haywire. That’s the Living Tribunal for you.
Here’s the kicker: this entity has been around since before the first universe was a thing. It’s like the ultimate cosmic referee, left behind by the Creator to keep all those powerful cosmic entities in check and stop mortals from messing up the very fabric of existence.
But what really makes the Living Tribunal stand out is its sheer power. It can do what few others can – nullify the powers of the almighty Infinity Stones. That’s right; it trumps any tool that hails from a single universe. When this guy steps in, you know things are getting serious in the Multiverse.
Let’s talk about the Beyonder, a character that burst onto the Marvel scene in 1984 as part of the iconic “Secret Wars” storyline. Created by James Shooter and Mike Zeck, the Beyonder is no ordinary cosmic entity – he hails from beyond the Multiverse itself. This means he doesn’t play by the same rules as those tied to Marvel’s main reality. The Beyonder wields power that’s off the charts. I mean, with a mere thought, he can relocate an entire planet, bend the laws of physics, or even wipe out an entire universe. It’s safe to say that when he made his debut, the Beyonder was presented as the most formidable being in Marvel’s pantheon.
Now, here’s where it gets interesting. Over the years, Marvel had to scale back the Beyonder’s powers. Why, you ask? Well, he was so incredibly overpowered that it would’ve been a tad unfair to let him steamroll over all the heroes and villains. But even with the power adjustments, that original Beyonder from “Secret Wars” remains one of the most insanely powerful characters ever crafted in Marvel Comics.
Now, the big question is whether we’ll see the Beyonder in the MCU, perhaps in something like “Avengers: Secret Wars.” Or maybe Kang the Conqueror will take center stage to set the stage for a Multiversal showdown. Either way, we’re eagerly waiting to witness this incredible character on the big screen, sooner or later.
1. One-Above-All (Multiverse)
Let’s talk about the top dog in Marvel Comics – the One-Above-All. Introduced to us in Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo’s 2004’s “Fantastic Four #511,” this character holds a unique and unquestionable position. You see, the One-Above-All is Marvel’s equivalent of God. I’m talking about a being who’s not just powerful; they’re omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent.
Now, we’ve seen many characters in Marvel who can tinker with the very fabric of reality, but here’s the kicker: the One-Above-All isn’t just a reality-bender; they are the fabric of reality itself. This entity is responsible for the creation of not just the Multiverse but also the Omniverse. Yes, that’s right – we’re talking about the whole shebang, including the Beyonder’s reality, the DC Universe, the vast galaxy of Star Wars, and pretty much everything you can imagine within the realm of fiction.
Here’s another perspective: you can think of the One-Above-All as a representation of the human mind. In the world of Marvel Comics, and indeed in all fictional universes, nothing happens without the initial spark of imagination from a writer. In essence, the ultimate power in these worlds is the power of creation itself. And in the Marvel Universe, that creative force finds its embodiment in the One-Above-All.
So, when it comes to the pecking order of power, the One-Above-All reigns supreme, making it an unequivocal top pick in the Marvel hierarchy.