Prince of Power, Lion of Olympus, God of Strength, Champion of the Gods and Son of Zeus. Born to protect and defend both the gods and mankind, Hercules is one of the mightiest warriors, greatest ladies men and strongest beings in the Marvel Universe. He's always ready to give and receive the "Gift of Battle."
Ben Grimm is the "Idol of Millions" and strongest member of the Fantastic Four. Before Wolverine or the Punisher the Thing was Marvel's original tough guy and one of the most original superheroes ever. Ben Grimm is the quintessential hard-ass with a heart of gold.
3. Captain America
Sentinel of Liberty, star-spangled Avenger, super-soldier, embodiment of the American Dream, Living Legend of World War II and the pinnacle of human physical potential. Steve Rogers is the best fighter, best leader and most respected hero in the Marvel Universe. Captain America is the superhero standard for morality, perseverance and courage in the Marvel Universe.
God of Thunder, Scion of Asgard, Lord of the living lightning, Son of Odin and wielder of Mjolnir. The all-around mightiest hero in the Marvel Universe. Thor is the epitome of honor and nobility.
Super-man of the Squadron Supreme (Earth-712). One of the physically most powerful heroes in the Marvel Multi-verse, Mark Milton is thought to be the last of his Earth's Eternals.
6. Adam Warlock
Savior of Worlds and Champion of Life. Created to be the perfect being. Cosmic-powered, enigmatic hero of unparalleled wisdom.
Centurion Prime of the Xandarian Nova Corps. American youth empowered with the Nova-force by the Xandarian Worldmind, Richard Rider has become the greatest of the Nova Corps and a cosmic hero.
Exemplar of Cyttorak. Empowered by the Crimson Gem of Cyttorak, Cain Marko is an unstoppable, invulnerable force of destruction who seeks to redeem himself through heroism.
The Golden Guardian of Good charged with the power of a million exploding suns. Robert Reynolds is one of the world's most powerful (and potentially) most dangerous heroes.
Former Praetor of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard and current Emperor of the Shi'ar Empire, Kallark is super-man and champion for countless races from untold worlds.
Imperius Rex, Prince of Atlantis, Lord of the Seas and avenging son; Namor is the half-human/half-Atlantean ruler of the seas and one of the original heroes of the Marvel Universe.
12. Iron Man
Golden Avenger, futurist, Billionaire, genius, inventor, industrialist and playboy. Tony Stark is the mind and money behind the Avengers.
13. Black Bolt
Silent Kind, Monarch of Atillan, Ruler of the Inhumans and emperor of the Kree. Black Bolt is the most powerful member of the Inhuman Royal Family whose sonic voice can shatter mountains.
The Flyer, Son of Virako and Champion of Polaria. Ikaris is one of the most powerful members of the immortal race of Eternals.
15. Nick Fury
True tough-guy and hard-bitten soldier. Leader of the Howling Commandos during World War II and S.H.I.E.L.D. during the Cold War and beyond. Highly respected no-nonsense covert operations, espionage and combat expert.