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The 10 Mightiest Superheroes!

Updated on July 6, 2016

About the list

This list is doesn't have a winner or a loser and there is no ranking, it's just a list of 10 superheroes that are insanely powerful.

To make things a little bit easier, I decided to only look in the Marvel and the DC universe. Since those are the most well known and popular characters

Firestorm

Aka: the Nuclear Man.
Real name: Ronnie Raymond & Jason Rusch
Origin: A nuclear explosion
Powers: Super strength, Flight, Energy blasts, Radiation absorption, Rearrangement and restructuring of Molecules and Atoms
First Appearance: Firestorm: the Nuclear Man, issue 1 (1978)
On the list because: He can Rearrange and Restructure Molecules and Atoms... That's about the most powerfull thing imaginable...


Firestorm: the Nuclear Man
Firestorm: the Nuclear Man | Source

Cable

Real Name: Nathan Christopher Summers
Origin: The son of Cyclops (Scott Summers) and a Clone of Jean Grey (it's a long story).
Powers: Telepathy, Telekinesis, Expert Marksmanship, Hand to hand combat
First Appearance: Uncanny X-men issue 201 (January 1986, as Nathan Summers), New Mutants issue 87 (March 1990, as Cable)
On the list because: Fought the Silver Surfer and Wolverine, defeated Iron Man, Captain America, the Falcon and Red Hulk


Cable
Cable | Source

Martian Manhunter

Real name: J'onn J'onzz
Origin: Sole survivor of the Martian race, came to Earth
Powers: Invulnerability, Super strength, Flight, Telepathy, Telekinesis, Super Speed, Invisibility, Shapeshifting, Optic Blasts, Intelligence
First appearance: Detective Comics issue 225 (1955)
On the list because: He can do almost everything Superman and Batman can plus extra. He is weak against fire though...

Martian Manhunter
Martian Manhunter | Source

Sentry

AKA: The Golden Guardian
Real name: Robert Reynolds
Origin: A special serum gave him his powers
Powers: Superhuman strength, Speed, Senses and Stamina. Flight, Invulnerability, Telepathy, Telekinesis.
First Appearance: The Sentry issue 1 (September 2000)
On the list because: He can do almost everything and is a sort of Superman of the Marvel universe. Supposedly he has the power of a million exploding suns. He does have a sort of psychological vulnerability however.

Sentry
Sentry | Source

The Flash

AKA: The scarlet Speedster, The Fastest Man Alive
Real name: Jay Garrick, Barry Allen, Wally West, Bart Allen
Origin: A lightning bolt hitting a shelf in his lab
Powers: Near-light Speed, Superhuman Agility, Intangibility
First appearance: Flash Comics issue 1 (1940)
On the list because: He is so powerful and so fast he can rewrite time in the blink of an eye.

The Flash
The Flash | Source

Doctor Strange

AKA: Vincent Stevens, Stephen Sanders
Real name: Stephen Vincent Strange
Origin: After losing his job as a surgeon due to a car accident, he becomes an apprentice for the Ancient One, Earth's Sorcerer Supreme. After he dies Strange becomes the Earth's Sorcerer Supreme.
Powers: Mystic magical abilities, martial arts and trained in medical science
First appearance: Strange Tales issue 110 (July 1963)
On the list because: In the Marvel universe, he has been referred to as the most powerful human on earth.

Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange | Source

Superman

AKA: Man of Steel
Real Name: Clark Kent, Kal-El
Origin: Alien of the destroyed planet Krypton
Powers: Healing, Flight, Super Hearing, Super Strength, Invulnerability, Heat Vision, Super Speed, Ice Breath, X-ray Vision.
First appearance: Action Comics issue 1 (1938)
On the list because: He's Superman, that's why.

Superman
Superman | Source

Green Lantern

Real name: Alan Scott, Hall Jordan, Guy Gardner, John Stewart, Kyle Rayner, Jade
Origin: A power ring obtained from the Guardians of the Universe
Powers: Flight, Wielding the universe's most powerful weapon, Force fields.
First appearance: All American Comics issue 16 (1940)
On the list because: A character wielding the most powerful weapon, is pretty powerful when he does that.

Green Lantern
Green Lantern | Source

Jean Grey

AKA: Phoenix, Marvel Girl, The Black Queen, etc..
Real name: Jean Grey
Origin: Is born as an Omega-level Mutant
Powers: Phoenix power, Telepathy, Telekinesis, Cosmic fire, Life force control, Space and Time control
First appearance: X-men issue 1 (September 1963)
On the list because: She probably is the most powerful Telepath in the Marvel Universe, as Phoenix she almost has god-like powers.

Jean Grey
Jean Grey | Source

Shazam

AKA: Captain Marvel
Real name: Billy Batson
Origin: Gets the power to change to Shazam from the ancient wizard Shazam by saying "Shazam" (lot's of Shazam I know). When he changes he gets the powers of 6 ancient gods.
Powers: Magic, Intelligence, Super strength, Super Speed, Healing, Super hearing, Invulnerability
First appearance: Whiz Comics issue 1 (1940)
On the list because: As strong as Superman, almost as fast as The Flash, can hurt Superman because his abilities are magical and he is my personal Favorite!

Shazam
Shazam | Source

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      Robbin 13 months ago from Oevel

      Didn't know that, I might have to make a section with honorable mentions :)

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      Kevin Kabuga 13 months ago from Naivasha _ Kenya

      True but he defeated Sentry, the illuminati marvel.

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      Robbin 13 months ago from Oevel

      I think Hulk isn't strong enough to be in this list. He only has physical strength and nothing more if I'm correct. And all heroes in this list can probably beat him.

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      Kevin Kabuga 13 months ago from Naivasha _ Kenya

      Great Heros in the list. Never knew Cable until today. I would put Hulk in the list.