What characters are Superman not stronger than?

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#1 Edited by LastSonBackUp (152 posts) - - Show Bio

Beings below Galactus level. Cosmics are not acceptable. Silver Surfer is, however, because he is below Galactus level.
 
I have thought about this right now, and compiled a list of possible names to add into the list. 
 
The 3 that really stick out for me as I brainstorm are 
 
Doomsday 
Darkseid 
Black Adam
 
Everyone else is either physically weaker than him, or on the same level of physical strength that he is. I include into the equal list characters like Hulk and Thor. I don't think they are above Superman, but I do not think they are physically weaker than him either. 
 
Also, Thanos comes to mind, but with him I have always been on edge about. He has some powerful feats, but at the same time he has these other feats which make me question how strong he really is. I mean, all comic book characters are written differently by different writers, so you understand what I mean. I would think that Thanos is up there near or on par with Superman. 
 
Who do you people think Superman is not stronger than?

#2 Posted by PirateKing69 (4290 posts) - - Show Bio

i have a feeling there's going to be some superman hate on this thread

#3 Edited by difficlus (10679 posts) - - Show Bio

Majestic 
Superboy Prime (can't believe you missed this one) 
General Eiling...

#4 Posted by LastSonBackUp (152 posts) - - Show Bio
@difficlus said:
" Majestic Superboy Prime (can't believe you missed this one) General Eiling... "
I was just brainstorming. Those didn't come to mind at the moment.
#5 Edited by difficlus (10679 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanos is up there, probably on stronger tooo

#6 Edited by LT1085 (3658 posts) - - Show Bio

This is not a battle. This should be in the Superman General Discussion forum.

@ Any moderator that is seeing this: 

Can we get some of terms of use agreement that has to be read an accepted before each new thread can be created for the battle forums? It should have the battle forum rules and FAQ for new users in it. This way nobody will have an excuse for not following the guidelines/rules. Properly constructed battles are in the minority around here and it should obviously not be that way. 
#7 Posted by Cats (666 posts) - - Show Bio

Maxima(?) 
 
Hercules

#8 Posted by difficlus (10679 posts) - - Show Bio
@LT1085: yea this is probably better in the general discussion board.
#9 Posted by Daydream (2802 posts) - - Show Bio

 
In before "this isn't a bat......."  Er... Nevermind. 
 
Anyways, Despero is pretty strong for a pink guy.

#10 Posted by TheBatman586 (6316 posts) - - Show Bio

Composite Superman.

#11 Posted by sxgt (239 posts) - - Show Bio

Trion Juggernaut.  
#12 Posted by MrDirector786 (43558 posts) - - Show Bio

Despero
Darkseid
Superman Prime
Monarch
Maybe Black Adam
Maybe Orion
Mr. Majestic

#13 Posted by Thor's hammmer (7184 posts) - - Show Bio

KC Superman, Lord Marvel   
#14 Posted by TheCerealKillz (10267 posts) - - Show Bio

Any Energy Manipulator. Etc Mr.M.
 
Mr.Majestic
Silver Surfer
Superman Prime
Monarch
Current Hercules  
General Eiling.
G

#15 Posted by tensor (4351 posts) - - Show Bio

kal kent

#16 Posted by Primmaster64 (21138 posts) - - Show Bio
@MrDirector786 said:
" Despero Darkseid Superman Prime Monarch Maybe Black Adam Maybe Orion Mr. Majestic "
Kal Kent too
#17 Posted by Thepowercosmic (940 posts) - - Show Bio
@Thor's hammmer said:
" KC Superman, Lord Marvel    "
@tensor said:
" kal kent "
@TheCerealKillz said:
" Any Energy Manipulator. Etc Mr.M.   Mr.Majestic Silver Surfer Superman Prime Monarch Current Hercules   General Eiling.G "
@TheBatman586 said:
" Composite Superman. "
@sxgt said:
" Trion Juggernaut.   "
this are the ones i think are stronger then superman
#18 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

Lois Lane... Ehehehehehe!

#19 Posted by Thepowercosmic (940 posts) - - Show Bio
@ssejllenrad said:
" Lois Lane... Ehehehehehe! "
true lol
#20 Posted by Captain13 (3331 posts) - - Show Bio

He and Icon are supposed to be equal...

#21 Posted by turoksonofstone (13199 posts) - - Show Bio
Don't believe the Hype! Almost NO Heroes and very few villains are stronger then the Man of Steel. Superman's strength is innate and almost anyone else in his class is an Alien, Cosmic, or Magical being
#22 Posted by Thor's hammmer (7184 posts) - - Show Bio

is Citizen steel suppose to be stronger than him without his suit on?
#23 Posted by Thepowercosmic (940 posts) - - Show Bio
@Thor's hammmer said:
" is Citizen steel suppose to be stronger than him without his suit on? "

i think so
#24 Posted by MrDirector786 (43558 posts) - - Show Bio
@ssejllenrad said:
" Lois Lane... Ehehehehehe! "
Don't forget Jimmy Olsen
 





#25 Posted by TheFlash4740 (1263 posts) - - Show Bio

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#26 Posted by Omega-Man (762 posts) - - Show Bio


#27 Posted by Killer_of_trolls (1852 posts) - - Show Bio

one thing for sure I will never look at sup the same again

#28 Posted by IIDEADxPOOLII (1414 posts) - - Show Bio

Dr.Manhattan
#29 Posted by theiconic (924 posts) - - Show Bio

people forget  the madder or  the more he doesn't hold back the stronger superman gets and is.  Mind you there are pretty  powerful beings out there, but take into account that about Kal'EL  ask your self this question before you hate on supes
 
                                                                         Have you ever seen Superman fully unleashed?

#30 Posted by Darksied (110 posts) - - Show Bio

Anti-Moniter 
The Spectre 
The Moniter 
Harbringer 
Parallax 
Superboy Prime 
Eclipso 
Nekron 
etc 
This is just DC mind you ,I don't feel like going into Marvel cheap ass characters like TLT.
#31 Posted by DEGRAAF (7881 posts) - - Show Bio
@Darksied said:
"Anti-Moniter The Spectre The Moniter Harbringer Parallax Superboy Prime Eclipso Nekron etc This is just DC mind you ,I don't feel like going into Marvel cheap ass characters like TLT. "

except for he said no beings on the cosmic level which would rule out at least 3 or 4 or yours listed. The only one i know for sure is ok is the superboy Prime
#32 Posted by batman_is_god (1185 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think Blak Adam is stronger than Superman. 
 
If you are including Marvel, Galactus is more everything than everybody.
#33 Edited by Superguy1591 (3380 posts) - - Show Bio

Orion, Highfather, Darkseid, EVERY KRYPTONIAN, Doomsday, Despero, Imperiex,  Black Adam, Atlas....-_-  
 
 
I don't have all day, there are plenty of people that are stronger than Superman. 

#34 Posted by MrDirector786 (43558 posts) - - Show Bio
@Superguy1591 said:
" Orion, Highfather, Darkseid, EVERY KRYPTONIAN, Doomsday, Despero, Imperiex,  Black Adam, Atlas....-_-    I don't have all day, there are plenty of people that are stronger than Superman.  "
I don't think Highfather is stronger than Superman. We never really saw many strength feats from him. Atlas was only stronger because his power came from magic. But I agree with the others.
#35 Posted by Valtot (4502 posts) - - Show Bio
@Darksied said:
"Anti-Moniter The Spectre The Moniter Harbringer Parallax Superboy Prime Eclipso Nekron etc This is just DC mind you ,I don't feel like going into Marvel cheap ass characters like TLT. "  
6 of those people im sure are cosmic lol  

superman has shown himself to be more powerful than the majority of kryptonians superguy, orion has shown to be equal literally, highfather never really showed a strength feat, darksied is stronger in his true form, doomsday is just stronger, despero is, imperiex is cosmic, black adam is in the world war arc where hes empored by isis making him even stronger, atlas you cant tell because him like captain marvel and black adam use magic and he didnt show any great strength feats on par with superman. citazen steel showed his physical strength is stronger, maxima isnt. hmm thats about it in his universe. also note superman's body can go sun dipped and in a hour hit superboy primes level effectively supressing everyone but boy primes i just mentioned
#36 Posted by PowerHerc (84031 posts) - - Show Bio

None.  Superman is stronger than all of them.  He's the strongest fictional character ever.  Period.
#37 Posted by Bluetorch (80 posts) - - Show Bio

So we're talking about brute strength?  Because he's somewhat vulnerable to magic.  Magic-based characters may get the upper hand.

#38 Posted by Valtot (4502 posts) - - Show Bio

hes more vunrable to magic yes but also highly resistant to it in normal standards but ye thats why characters like captain marvel and black adam traded blows with him cause it hurts a litte more to hit them and they hurt more than they should
#39 Posted by crackerjack82 (2606 posts) - - Show Bio

Hulk COULD become stronger
Thanos
galactus 
LOBO (imo)
major force
captain  atom 
Maybe Drax the destroyer (only if he tried to keep hi from killing thanos, his body would adapt to overcome superman so he could kill thanos, but that is a maybe)
Doomsday
hmmm ultimate version of Namor not 616 namor
the HIGH
a Sun soaked apollo
Um i know there are more

#40 Posted by tensor (4351 posts) - - Show Bio
@Superguy1591:  orion an atlas no ,darkseid is debatable
#41 Edited by Valtot (4502 posts) - - Show Bio

orion showed to match superman equally, atlas is magical so cant tell, hulk doesnt reach supermans strength till really angry, thanos would count as cosmic since he cant amp it that way, galactus is cosmic, lobo is just under i dont know what u meant by (imo) care to explain?, major force no, captain atom no, no, doomsay yes, namor no, the high no, sun saoked apollo maybe but than it would be sun soaked superman so no. This is no cosmics guys
#42 Posted by JonesDeini (3620 posts) - - Show Bio

Do gods count as cosmic beings? if not then Hercules, Thor, Sun Wukong?  
Hulk, depending on which version of him and sups we're talking about 
Black Adam/Captain Marvel 
Captain Atom? Does he count as a cosmic being, seeing as his powers are Quantum based.   
Lord Thragg 
Invincible 
Omni-Man   
Sentry 
Son Goku
Screw this crap...Superman's the strongest fictional character ever, and was made to be so. Only other person this blatantly over powered by their creators is the Hulk.

#43 Posted by tensor (4351 posts) - - Show Bio
@Valtot: yeah but orion, ww, mm ,big barda ,supergirl,  an superboy to hold back superman it took all of them so i doubt orion is stronger
#44 Posted by Valtot (4502 posts) - - Show Bio

why do people keep saying captain atom is stronger than superman when he never showed to be so except as monarch, classic hulk would be not current, classic thor would be not current, invincible, omni-man are no where near, sentry never showed once except close in void mode, son goku is extremely weak in comparison just energy blast based fighters, hercules has never showed unless talking about the rediclous feat which is like superman holding up infinity or eternity. yes gods could count as cosmic beings at highfather level. Doomsday is slightly stronger, darksieds debatable, black adam in his strongest incarnation would probalby be as stronger+ magic nature.

#45 Posted by JonesDeini (3620 posts) - - Show Bio

I said cap since he can't be killed and could manipulate him on a molecular level. Hulk's upper limit of strength is incalculable, but his strength has been displayed inconsistently so you could justify a win or loss based on that. If you're count the non Cannon GT run, Goku has the power to birth/destroy universes. You mentioned feats of strength, so are you defining stronger as meaning displays of strength like lifting, pulling, breaking? Or who'd win a fight?

#46 Posted by PowerHerc (84031 posts) - - Show Bio

When it comes right down to it, Superman is stronger than anyone and everyone.
#47 Posted by termiteone4ever (7362 posts) - - Show Bio
@PowerHerc said:
" When it comes right down to it, Superman is stronger than anyone and everyone. "
I have to agree LOL
#48 Posted by MrDirector786 (43558 posts) - - Show Bio
@tensor said:
" @Valtot: yeah but orion, ww, mm ,big barda ,supergirl,  an superboy to hold back superman it took all of them so i doubt orion is stronger "
Thing is, other than that instance, Orion has shown to be able to match Superman physically. He once took on a bloodlusted Superman and he and Superman were pretty even in their fight in Death of the New Gods. And that's only in terms of physical strength.
#49 Edited by Valtot (4502 posts) - - Show Bio

supermans strength can be unnatural if he spends his time in space near the sun all day just staring at it

#50 Posted by ScorpioP (3 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't think Black Adam qualifies ... last piece I saw between the 2 was in the DC universe online trailer where a pissed off Supes just walked over him ... of course many people may not take that as canon .

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