In there’s an amusing moment where declares himself the , only to be rejected by the Quin Jet who instead gives that honor to Bruce Banner / The .
The question got fans thinking though — Who is the ? Let’s break down some of the options and see where the may differ to the canon.
is a good contender for the team’s s
Both in the comics and the movies, the is indeed a force to be reckoned with. This / alien is thousands of years old, super strong, and holds the power of lightning and thunder in his hands. is pretty consistent with his counterpart, and ‘s certainly makes a good case as the ‘s .
However, we have seen in the prologue of Avengers: and he even admitted that he was incapable of defeating his sister Hela, which led him to allow Surtur the fire demon to decimate instead. falter a bit. He was beaten by
The the . If Captain America hadn’t been able to wield Mjölnir, the could’ve easily been lost. also ‘lost his mojo’ following his inability to prevent the snap, leading him to be pretty rusty during his climactic rematch with
Regardless, is absolutely a contender for the title of .
The could be ‘s s
Mark … not so much. ‘s certainly may be the in the comics, but in the The obviously boasts and an advanced healing factor, but in the comics he’s practically unstoppable. His resume includes beating down a literal God – Loki – and going toe-to-toe with the Vibranium enhanced Ultron in 2015’s Age of Ultron.
The ‘s Hulk gets more powerful as his rage increases, something that only lightly carries over to the movies. Many fans were also disappointed to see that The Hulk didn’t return (properly) in Avengers: Endgame where he seems significantly weaker. He was even beaten by in .
However — and this is a huge however — he was able to wield the the . Props to Hulk for that one. and live. is the only other being that we know of who has accomplished this in the movies, and it ‘nearly killed’
is one of the most powerful
Whichever way you slice it, Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers / is up there as one of the strongest avengers. The character is notable for being the first female hero to be given their own movie, beating out original Avenger Black Widow.
are vast and insanely OP, with super-strength, flight, and powerful energy beams at her disposal to name just a few. She is a Kree – Human hybrid with incredible abilities that rival Thor, Hulk, and other powerful heroes like Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch.
Her solo movie gave us a taste of this power, but she only became a contender for in Avengers: Endgame, when she single handedly took out an entire ship in one move, and more than held her own against an powered . The is confirmed to return again, so perhaps we’ll see this face off against Hulk and in a mutual misunderstanding to give us a real comparison.
is a mighty c
The master of the mystic arts is a mighty Iron , held his own against pretty well during , and the had more than one at that point. indeed. Unlike We’ve also seen take on other-worldly demons and win as well as have the power of time travel at his disposal.
However, in a straight fight, the good doctor is obviously still just a . and wouldn’t stand a chance in a against , The Hulk, or
Yet, the sheer untapped potential within Strange’s arsenal certainly could see him become the in the MCU, particularly as he starts hopping through the multiverse in his upcoming sequel.
Kevin Feige says we’re all wrong about the s
If you want to hear the answer to the listen to Kevin Feige. He says that the in the MCU isn’t , Strange, Hulk, or even . from the master himself,
It’s Scarlet Witch / Wanda Maximoff:
‘I think it’s interesting, if you look at Endgame, Wanda Maximoff was going to kill… That’s as scared as I’ve ever seen , and if he hadn’t said Decimate my entire team to get her off of me, I think she would have done it.’
He’s got a point. Scarlet Witch is clearly a powerful The has reality-bending powers which are thought to be explored in upcoming installments like WandaVision and the aforementioned in the Multiverse of Madness. Wanda really comes into her own in Avengers: Endgame but by the time we get around to WandaVision, her powers are seemingly limitless as she can control life and death and bend reality to her will., which is reflected in her counterpart.
We also now know for sure that Wanda is the MCU’s strongest Avenger thanks to the fifth episode of WandaVision, which features a conversation between Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings), Jimmy Woo (Randall Park), and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris). Here they discuss the events of Avengers: Endgame and confirm Feige’s assertion that Wanda could’ve taken down Thanos alone, thereby declaring her the strongest. However, they do also make reference to Captain Marvel, suggesting she may be a close second. It’s also worth nothing that her first appearance in Age of Ultron sees her land the final blow on Ultron himself.
puts a whole new spin on the debate that will have any hotly debating for hours on end. But what about the comics? Who is the strongest in the source material? While Wanda is once again a contender, the answer may surprise you.
Sentry and Hulk are the most powerful Avengers in the comics
For those who don’t know, The Sentry is essentially ‘s Superman. He is an uber-powerful with the power of ‘one-million exploding suns’ at his disposal. He is able to easily dispatch any a villain known as the Void. or villain, but he is hindered by psychological issues that feed into the revelation that he is simultaneously
However, when The Sentry is operating at full capacity he’s a force to be reckoned with. During the World War Hulk event, the Sentry was brought in as a last resort by Iron and a handful of other Avengers to take down the out of control Hulk.
Hulk is clearly one of the most powerful beings in the U in the comics, but The Sentry is more than able to hold his own. Again, his mental instability makes him hesitant to unleash his powers, but when he does, the ends with Sentry unconscious and the Hulk reverted to Bruce Banner.
At any rate, The Sentry is likely the comics’ most powerful Sentry is responsible for carrying the in another zombie plague . as he was holding back, while The Hulk was at his most angry due to the betrayal of his former friends. It’s also worth noting that
If can even rival the power of Galactus, a world-eating cosmic entity. ever decides to bring Sentry into the MCU, you can bet he’ll be the , particularly with our weakened ‘s Hulk is compared to his counterpart. However, Hulk is certainly no pushover in the comics and his “ultimate form”
As for the MCU, while I personally feel that are very close to being the , who am I to disagree with Mr. Feige. — and Scarlet Witch it is!
At the end of the day, a character’s power level doesn’t affect how much we love them. Iron Man, Black Panther, and Steve Rogers are pretty low tier in the power rankings. However, they’re still fan favorites – there’s more to an MCU hero than their power level!
Do you agree with our breakdown? Let us know in the comments below.
This article has been updated since it was originally published.