Top 20 most powerful superheroes

So since I've seen how the Wizard's top 20 most powerful superheros, I've seen a few flaws so how about we let the comic vine community decide who are the most powerful superheroes of all time are, remember powerful not strongest, this isn't just about strength. And keep in mind superheros, cuz if you put the Void possessing Sentry's body, he wasn't actually a superhero, even if he acted like one.
So who are the top 20 most powerful superheros superheros?

45 Comments
45 Comments
Posted by MTHarman

I dont have a top twenty yet, but you may find it suprising that Aunt May is on the top of my list as the most powerful characters. ( and I am not joking or being sarcastic ) 
 
Im soon making a video explaining this outrageuos claim that many Marvel fans naturally overlook. 
 
Edited by Thor's hammmer
@Michael the Fly: 
 
isn't old wizards a top 10 list not a top 20?  
 
and if they made a top 20 can you post the list?
Posted by Sexy Merc

Maj, J'onn and Surfer would be in it.

Posted by MichaeltheFly
@Thor's hammmer said:
" @Michael the Fly:  isn't old wizards a top 10 list not a top 20?   and if they made a top 20 can you post the list? "
It isn't about only me making a top 20, but for us making a top 20 to decide, don't let me decide for you, tell me who you think are the most powerful superheroes.
And I know Wizard's top was a top 10, I mentored it above.
@MTHarman said:
" I dont have a top twenty yet, but you may find it suprising that Aunt May is on the top of my list as the most powerful characters. ( and I am not joking or being sarcastic )  Im soon making a video explaining this outrageuos claim that many Marvel fans naturally overlook.   "

Really??? I knew she was a herald of Galactus, but never knew this one, I have to see it to believe it.
Posted by Violet-Eyed Dragon

counting only comic characters i was able to get the top ten:
 
10.  Uatu--he knows so much, Ive gotta count him.  And he has been a hero so he is allowed (after all, he was the one who beat Aaron the Rogue Watcher).      
9.  Firestorm--like Doctor Manhatten, but he doesn't have the knowledge (like how Doctor Manhatten knew all the houses in the city so he could teleport everyone back to them).
7.  Doctor Manhatten--like a weakened Sentry
6.  Sentry--was a hero and at the end could do all of molecule man's stuff (including mind altering) plus more if he had the experience, though shortly after that he was the Void. 
5.  Captain Marvel--magic plus superman powers (minus the eye blast).  
4.  Silver Surfer--Was able to evacuate all of Zenn-La (which had a populations of thousands) in a few seconds, he is incredible.  But without telepathy and mind control he cant beat 3, 2, and 1. 
3.  Moondragon--since we are talking about power, nothing beats controlling characters minds.  and being able to read all asaillents in a solar system.    
2.  Martian Manhunter--having all the powers of Superman to only a slightly lesser degree, plus the best telepathy and mind control around, and the ability to regenarate from simply a hand, im gonna put him at number 2.   
1.  Jesus Christ/God--hes appeared in comics of several brands, but ill count them as one.  if you believe the bible and these comics, he can tap into the Holy Spirit and do ANYTHING.  And since he is purely good and healed thousands and people say he saved all Christians from damnation, i gotta say he is a hero.  Im also counting Sise Neg in this catagory. 

Edited by Thor's hammmer

only doing heroes and incarnations that were canon no superman prime one million  

1 pheonix 
2 captain universe  
3 Rune Lord Thor   
4 King Thor   
5God of heroe Hercules therotically is almost as powerful as King Thor  
6 doctor strange 
7 adam warlock full power  
8 lord marvel  
9  Silver surfer post annialation  
10 Thor only if your counting Mjolneir as part of him since he can call it back to him and it contains a portion og his life force  
11 captain marvel  DC  
12 Thor without Mjolneir 
13 Drax the destroyer full power  
14 superman
15 Sentry  
16 Nova prime  
17  silver surfer pre anniaaltion  
18  Martian manhunter
19 Blue marvel  
20 Gladiator   

Posted by Omegaman10
@Thor's hammmer said:
"only doing heroes and incarnations that were canon no superman prime one million  1 pheonix 2 captain universe  3 Rune Lord Thor   4 King Thor   5God of heroe Hercules therotically is almost as powerful as King Thor  6 doctor strange 7 adam warlock full power  8 lord marvel  9  Silver surfer post annialation  10 Thor only if your counting Mjolneir as part of him since he can call it back to him and it contains a portion og his life force  11 captain marvel  DC  12 Thor without Mjolneir 13 superman 14 Sentry  15 Nova prime  16  silver surfer pre anniaaltion  17  Martian manhunter 18 Blue marvel  19 Gladiator   20 nate grey "

nice list, i sort of agree but imo everyone below thor wihtout mjolnir should be higher than him instead.
Edited by jumpstart55
@Thor's hammmer said:
" only doing heroes and incarnations that were canon no superman prime one million  1 pheonix 2 captain universe  3 Rune Lord Thor   4 King Thor   5God of heroe Hercules therotically is almost as powerful as King Thor  6 doctor strange 7 adam warlock full power  8 lord marvel  9  Silver surfer post annialation  10 Thor only if your counting Mjolneir as part of him since he can call it back to him and it contains a portion og his life force  11 captain marvel  DC  12 Thor without Mjolneir 13 superman 14 Sentry  15 Nova prime  16  silver surfer pre anniaaltion  17  Martian manhunter 18 Blue marvel  19 Gladiator   20 nate grey "
Where is Divine spawn?
Posted by Sexy Merc
@jumpstart55 said:
" According to the vine black adam and surfer.     "
Black Adam isn't a superhero. An anti-hero at times, but mostly a villain.
Posted by jumpstart55
@Sexy Merc said:
" @jumpstart55 said:
" According to the vine black adam and surfer.     "
Black Adam isn't a superhero. An anti-hero at times, but mostly a villain. "
Correction super Anti hero 
And i was just kidding.
Edited by Son_of_Magnus

For DC Earth I'd Say 
 
Wally West 
Alan Scott 
Superman 
Hal Jordan 
J'Onn Jonz 
Guy Gardner 
John Stewart 
Kyle Raynor 
Wonder Woman 
Captain Atom 
Obsidian 
Spectre 
Captain Marvel an all incarnations 
Dr. Fate 
Thom Kallor (Star Boy) 
Superboy 
Barry allen 
Bart Allen 
Blue beetle 
Firestorm

Posted by Omegaman10
@Son_of_Magnus:
thats pretty accurate for a DC list
Posted by Black Lantern Mar-vell

I'm thinking that Doctor Solar should be on the list somewhere, his powers are pretty impressive.
Posted by tensor

Superman
Mr Majestic
Silver Surfer
Wonder Woman
Flash (wally west)
Nova
Green Lantern (hal)
Martian Manhunter
Doctor Strange
Black Bolt
Thor
Captain Marvel
Dr Fate 
Hulk
Firestorm
Captain Atom
Spawn
Frank Richards
Supergirl
Batman an reed with prep

Posted by jumpstart55
@tensor said:
" SupermanMr Majestic Silver Surfer Wonder Woman Flash (wally west)Nova Green Lantern (hal) Martian Manhunter Doctor Strange Black Bolt Thor Captain Marvel Dr Fate  Hulk Firestorm Captain Atom Spawn Frank Richards Supergirl Batman an reed with prep "
Is batman really that good with prep.
Posted by tensor
@jumpstart55: yes he is
Posted by jumpstart55
@tensor said:

" @jumpstart55: yes he is "

Do you think batman can beat galactus with prep? 
Edited by Thor's hammmer
@Omegaman10: 
 
 
I decide to put him above them because he is still physically stronger tha any of the marvel heroes placed after him on my list and he killed somone who thrashed silver surfer with a single energy burst without Mjolneir and also the list says most powerful he is acctually for more powerful than Mjolneir and rivals odin he just hasn't mastered his own vast magic potential

 
@jumpstart55:

 
 
oh my bad I guess he should be number one I guess I don't really consider him a hero after his assension to god hood   
 
I think dumb drax should be on the list to somewhere I might go back an edit it
 
Posted by RandomAtom

given all that we've seen I have to believe that The Spectre would be closer to the top, he is the wrath of God after all.

Posted by Violet-Eyed Dragon
@Thor's hammmer said:
" only doing heroes and incarnations that were canon no superman prime one million  1 pheonix 2 captain universe  3 Rune Lord Thor   4 King Thor   5God of heroe Hercules therotically is almost as powerful as King Thor  6 doctor strange 7 adam warlock full power  8 lord marvel  9  Silver surfer post annialation  10 Thor only if your counting Mjolneir as part of him since he can call it back to him and it contains a portion og his life force  11 captain marvel  DC  12 Thor without Mjolneir 13 superman 14 Sentry  15 Nova prime  16  silver surfer pre anniaaltion  17  Martian manhunter 18 Blue marvel  19 Gladiator   20 nate grey "
im gonna say martian manhunter is more powerful then any of the others on your list@tensor said:
" SupermanMr Majestic Silver Surfer Wonder Woman Flash (wally west)Nova Green Lantern (hal) Martian Manhunter Doctor Strange Black Bolt Thor Captain Marvel Dr Fate  Hulk Firestorm Captain Atom Spawn Frank Richards Supergirl Batman an reed with prep "
you batman fans.  with prep im not seeing batman beating any of the heavy hitters--how could he even take down, say, Iron Man or Spider-man. 
Posted by Violet-Eyed Dragon
@Fortanono: so you think ghost rider is superior in power superman?  im thinking you might be right.   im not following captain marvel being so high on the list.  could u explain??
Posted by tensor
@Violet-Eyed Dragon: my list is quite good an batman could take spider-man an ironman with prep i am using super heroes nothing over the top like a spectre or galactus
Posted by Violet-Eyed Dragon
@tensor said:
" @Violet-Eyed Dragon: my list is quite good an batman could take spider-man an ironman with prep i am using super heroes nothing over the top like a spectre or galactus "
i like your list its just that i dont see how batman is at the level of the others.  and in a fight with prep iron man would win after all he is best with prep he did beat Hulk with regular armor and he is always creating different armors for different missions.  i mean how would batman win? 
Posted by Thor's hammmer
@Violet-Eyed Dragon: 
 
any others? he isn't even on level with some of the people on my list also he may be more versatil but not more powerful  
Edited by TheMarvelFanboy

Could only do 10. 
 
Thor 
Hulk 
Superman 
Sentry 
Scarlet Witch
Doctor Strange 
Green Lantern(Hal Jordan)

Silver Surfer  
Wolverine 
Professor X

Posted by Thor's hammmer
@TheMarvelFanboy: 
 
wolverine?
Posted by Girth
  1. Superman
  2. Sentry
  3. Hulk
  4. Thor
  5. Ares
  6. Spawn
  7. Martian Manhunter
  8. Juggernaut
  9. Gladiator
  10. Phoenix
  11. Adam Warlock
  12. Silver Surfer
  13. Colossus
  14. Black Adam
  15. Dr. Fate
  16. Dr. Manhattan
  17. Black Bolt
  18. Dr. Strange
  19. Thing
  20. Blob
Edited by beatboks1

OK if we're talking characters at their peak levels of power (and only heroes)
 
1. Spectre. ( SA levels and character when his heroism wasn't in question)  



2. Dr Fate ( Original but at silver age power levels)



3. Dr Strange (Classic, peak showings only just behind Fate peak showings) 



4. Silver Surfer 



5. Phantom Stranger 



6.  Superman (pre COIE levels if modern moves down a few) 



7.  Thor (with OF the order of 6 & 7 debatable) 



8.  Dark Nebula (TK that has simulated modern Superman level feats, TP up there with Prof X, Dark fire that has destroyed entire civilizations, plus he cant die since already dead)



9. Green Lantern (counting all as one, same weapon ) 



10. Sentry   (would be higher if not for mental instability )

Dark Avengers # 15


11. Captain Marvel ( Marvel)  (could also be a little higher up the list)

Lord Mar-Vell of The Cancerverse


12. Martian Manhunter (could be higher)



13. Captain Marvel (DC) 



14. Jean Grey  (if with pheonix force higher but when was not really a hero)



15. Ms Marvel  

New Avengers #2


16. Powergirl 
 

 
17. Wonder Woman 



18. Obsidian (based on inferences from last appearances in JSA may actually be a lot higher now but yet to be seen)



19. Ghost Rider.   



20. Captain Atom (based on some arguments I've seen in recent threads he apparently has upgrades that I'm not fully aware of so could possible be a lot higher up)




 
 
Excluded from the list for reasons other than power
Dr Manhattan (not really what you'd call the actions of a hero in watchman) 
Hulk (has walked the line between hero, menace, monster since inception)
Black Adam (anti hero)
Posted by beatboks1

No one has any more ???

Posted by tensor
@Violet-Eyed Dragon: what the hell who is hulk to beat with prep are you kidding batman beat superman how about that for talking crap
Posted by Violet-Eyed Dragon
@tensor said:
" @Violet-Eyed Dragon: what the hell who is hulk to beat with prep are you kidding batman beat superman how about that for talking crap "
i dont think batman could beat hulk--he only beat supes with kryptonite which makes supes and invalid, and supes beat him a bunch of times.  batman is a cool character, but power-wise he is a low-grade iron man.    
and i didnt even have hulk on my list.  i put martian manhunter as #2.
Posted by IamV
@beatboks1 said:
" OK if we're talking characters at their peak levels of power (and only heroes)
 

wouldn't a peak level of GL be Ion?
Edited by Susanoo

 
1. Squirrel Girl (Protected by TOAA : Writers avatar) 
2. M.O.M 
3. God Spawn 
4. Phoenix of the White Crown 

5. SA Spectre  
6. Adam Warlock with the Infinity Gauntlet  
7. Zero Hour Parallax Hal Jordan   
8. ION Kyle Rayner  
9.New Sun Gambit
10. SA Dr. Fate 
11. Classic Dr. Strange  
12. Phantom Stranger
13. Superman 1 Million (Kal Kent)
14. Rune King Thor (With Destroyer Armor and OdinSword) 
15. Chaos King Hercules

16. Uni-Power Silver Surfer 
17. SA Superman  
18. Ghost Rider (Zarathos)  
19. Batman With Prep and Amps
20. Sentry with Void 
   

Posted by Vitality

Top 20 is too hard to put together but Vitality is definitely at the top of my list.
Posted by Thor's hammmer

phoenix  (full power)
specter   
DOV captain marvel  
HOG Ion 
Captain universe(full power)
Superman prime (DC one million)  
Rune Lord Thor  
God of Heros Hercules   
Superman (dc one million)    
Thor (magnaverse)
God spawn   
King Thor
Dr. strange fate  
Lord marvel (DC)    
Dr strange
Genis vell   
Ghost rider (danny ketch)   
Dr fate (classic)
Silver surfer (current)   
Flash (wally west)


 
Edited by White Angel Of Death

wally west re you serious???? all he can do is run really fast how is he that powerful??? Come on thanos is way more powerful and yet he isn't mentioned????? x(this is sarcasm)

Posted by Thor's hammmer
@White Angel Of Death said:
"wally west re you serious???? all he can do is run really fast how is he that powerful??? Come on thanos is way more powerful and yet he isn't mentioned????? x(this is sarcasm) "

 
was all of that sarcasm? because wally can do alot more than run real fast! and Thanos is a villain not a superhero.
Edited by Thor's hammmer

crap i forgot solar 
 
and captain britain
Posted by PirateKing69

Flash-Wally
Martian Manhunter
Silver Surfer
Thor
a couple gl's

Posted by Blacklightning13

Heres my list very similar to oldwizards i will add a few more at the end just cause i like them (this list dose not include beings like the wather and the one above all this is also only DC and marvel because they are the only ones i read on a regular basis there is no junior versions or replicas included:
23. Ares
22. Hercules
21. Wonderman
20. Hulk
19. Wonder Woman
18. x-man
17. Sersi
16. Blackbolt
15. Dr strange
14. Green Lantern
 13. Fire storm
12. Orion
11. Maxima
10. Sentry
9. Genis vell
8. Dr fate
7. Flash
6. Captain atom
5. Martian Manhunter
4. Captain Marvel
3. Silver surfer
2. superman
1. Thor
This is may list so far.

Posted by SPM1M

heres my list im goin to this according to each of their peaks with weapons, power up grades, ect. 1. Superman- thought robot/prime one million 2. Spawn- divine spawn 3. Thor- Rune King Thor 4. Cap Marvel- Guardian Of the stone 5. Silver Surfer 6. Dr.Manhattan 7. The Flash-Wally West 8. Green lantern-Kyle Reiner With Ion 9. The Flash-Barry Allen 10. Green lantern-Hal Jordan 11. Green lantern-Sodam Yat with ion 12. Martian Manhunter 13. Wonder Woman-full armor and arsenal 14. Hulk-World breaker/WWH 15. Sentry 16. Firestorm 17. Doctor Strange 18. Doctor Fate 19. Cap Atom 20. Black Bolt Imay have forgotten a couple of heads but these are the first the came to mind

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Posted by SirNickTheEpic

nova prime I feel is defiantly in the top 5 he has unlimited access to power (nova force) and intellect (worldmind) and also he can absorb energy and drain it, open worm holes and apply extreme gravity locks.

Nova Prime contains all the power of all the Corp members. He increased into giant the size of Galactus, he destroyed almost everyone of the Shi’ar he could literally suck Earth’s Electromagnetic field dry, exposing the planet to solar radiation and killing all life on the planet...this guy is not a heavy weight

He's a top tier who fights Galaxy busters and his only weakness is that he has human morals. normal nova was an officer of the law but nova prime isn't.