After Phase 4, The Straight ranked the 15 most potent MCU characters.
Once Black Panther: Wakanda Forever wrapped out Phase 4 and brought Phase 5 to a close, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania debuted.
The MCU has explored entities far more powerful than anything ever seen in the Multiverse Saga, and this should only increase as the franchise continues into Phases 5, 6, and 7.
Hela, the Goddess of Death, displayed her impressive Asgardian powers in Thor: Ragnarok after Odin’s death released her from millennia-long captivity. She defeated the Asgardian forces with ease and defeated the Revengers, a group that included Thor, Loki, Valkyrie, and Hulk.
Hela was undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with in the days before Odin imprisoned her, having been given the All-trust Father to lead Asgard’s army and act as his executioner. Together, they oversaw a devastating invasion that brought the Nine Realms under Asgard’s rule.
In his own words, the moment the Crown of Surtur is merged with the Eternal Flame, his power expands to the size of “a mountain.” Surtur was relatively simple for Thor to defeat in his normal state, but after the Crown and Flame were joined, the fire demon carried out the Ragnarok prophecy by destroying Asgard and Hela with it.
Only Odin, whom he later grew so afraid of that he waited until his absence to continue his efforts to bring about Ragnarok, appears to have been able to vanquish an Eternal Flame-powered Surtur.
Odin was undoubtedly one of the most powerful gods to have ever existed at his peak, despite the MCU only featuring an older and weathered version of him. With the help of the Odinforce, which blends cosmic and magical energy with Odin’s life force, he can perform amazing feats like warping reality.
Before the MCU’s events, Odin vanquished Surtur and took the Eternal Flame from him; Surtur was then shown to be strong enough to overcome Hela and wipe out all of Asgard when he was reconnected with that power source after Odin’s death.
Dormammu, an interdimensional creature and the master of the Dark Dimension, appeared in Doctor Strange very briefly, although it was evident that he had great power. He is endowed with a variety of powers, including immortality and the capacity to impart that magic on others, due to his complete control over the Dark Dimension and Dark Magic.
Even before the fight, Benedict Cumberatch’s sorcerer was aware that he had no chance against Dormammu. As he “came to bargain” for the future of the planet, he was forced to kill him repeatedly by trapping him in an eternal time loop.
11.) The Watcher
In the MCU, The Watcher has only engaged in one on-screen battle, which took place in What If…? Season 1 against Ultron. However, there’s no disputing that Uatu was able to hold his own against the Ultron Variant, who had all six Infinity Stones and even survived the destruction of a galaxy, despite being supercharged to ridiculous heights.
Yet since The Watcher has vowed a pledge to never meddle, he or she often confines herself to watching the Multiverse from the Nexus of All Realities.
10.) Strange Supreme
How about if? numerous MCU heroes, including Doctor Strange, who has his powers turned up in this parallel reality, new spins. The Supreme Variant focused his magical career on growing more powerful since he had set his heart on changing a precise moment in time to save Christine Palmer.
He achieved this by absorbing ever stronger animals, which only increased his power and eventually allowed him to use magic to maintain a little portion of his planet after the rest of the cosmos disintegrated. Later, Strange Supreme played a crucial role in directing The Watcher’s Guardians of the Multiverse in their battle with Infinity Ultron.
And even before that increase in strength, Marvel Studios proclaimed the well-known Doctor Strange as one of the MCU’s two most powerful heroes.
The next character is Ego, a Celestial who can take on the form of a living planet and is also the father of Chris Pratt’s Star Lord. Given his strength, endurance, and immortality, as well as his capacity to control matter and energy, Kurt Russell’s adversary is undoubtedly immensely strong.
The fact that he is an immortal genius and possesses godlike skills means that he can accomplish whatever his mind can think of. Eventually, the Guardians did succeed in destroying him by dropping a bomb on his more vulnerable core, which the planet and his humanoid body were made to protect.
Arishem the Judge is undoubtedly one of the most potent beings because he is one of the few Celestials to appear in the MCU. After all, he not only made the Eternals and Deviants, but also the cosmos with its stars, planets, and first sun, sowing the seeds for other Celestials along the way.
Arishem is entirely focused on the place of the Celestials in the universe and has no respect for other forms of existence. Following Eternals, Arishem will now judge the inhabitants of Earth for the death of Tiamut, the Celestial who was intended to rise from the globe, due to his superhero inventions.
It is simple to understand why Thanos should rank so highly on this list given his ability to defeat all of the Avengers using the Infinity Gauntlet, battle the Hulk head-to-head without using the stones, and obliterate half of all life in the universe while surviving negative effects of the stones.
Even without the stones, the Mad Titan had proven to be incredibly formidable, and he only got worse when he had them. True, when the stones weakened him, he succumbed without putting up much of a fight, but defeating Thanos in his prime required the combined power of many heroes and a significant cost.
6.) Scarlet Witch
Wanda Maximoff was one of the MCU’s most powerful characters from the beginning, as evidenced by the fact that she almost defeated Thanos by herself in Endgame before his ships began raining down fire. In the events of Infinity War, she even defeated Vision’s Mind Stone while thwarting Thanos.
The former Avenger has since gained access to the Darkhold’s powers through WandaVision, making her far more potent in her new Scarlet Witch form. She did, after all, fight the Illuminati and Kamar-Taj in its entirety in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
5.) Infinity Ultron
How about if? culminated in a confrontation between the Guardians of the Multiverse and a Variant of Ultron, a fearsome foe who had managed to gain possession of all six Infinity Stones, use the Mind Stone to kill Thanos, and transfer his consciousness into Vision’s body.
The Watcher had to break his promise not to tamper with the timeline since the Infinity Ultron was so strong. Ultron was only stopped by a virus that gained control of his programming after using the Infinity Stones to casually tear through planets and destroy the cosmos.
4.) Kang the conqueror
Disney has referred to Kang the Conqueror as “the MCU’s most powerful villain to yet,” praising him for his reliability and capacity to “rewrite existence and break timelines.” He even admitted that he had already murdered many Avengers, presumably including Thor, the God of Thunder.
The Multiversal Power Core banished Jonathan Majors’ Kang, who appeared to have been defeated by Earth’s heroes in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, but he will very surely return, stronger than ever.
As the shark in the Void’s shark tank, Alioth made his debut in Loki’s climactic episodes. But, He Who Remains found Alioth before the trans-temporal entity began consuming individuals who had been trimmed by the TVA and left behind at the end of time.
During the Multiversal War, the scientist Nathaniel Richards of the 31st century discovered Alioth and used them to end the fight by eradicating entire timelines and eliminating many Kang Variants in the process.
2.) He Who Is Left
Alioth may have been the entity who guarded the Void and was used to win the first Multiversal War, but that has to put the Kang Variant, He Who Remains, who was able to harness its power, one step above.
He Who Remains was able to write the whole Infinity Saga and reduce reality to just one Sacred Timeline, which he established the TVA to oversee, after eradicating innumerable timelines and Kang Variants. He is one of the most powerful minds in existence with so much control and mastery over time.
Yet, Thor: Love and Thunder debuted Eternity, the MCU’s most potent character so far. The ancient deity was said to grant the wishes of the first human to contact it, who turned out to be Gorr the God Butcher, in its domain, which could only be entered through the Gates of Eternity.
Gorr first intended to use this wish to destroy all Gods, which would be an absurd task for Eternity to do; nevertheless, he finally uses it to bring his daughter Love back to life, demonstrating his immense power once more.
There will be more powerful beings to emerge during the rest of the Multiverse Saga and beyond that will surpass Eternity as the most powerful character in the history of the MCU. One such event is the expected introduction of the all-powerful Beyonder, an almost unrivaled cosmic being, in MCU Avengers: Secret Wars.