By Stephen Ippolito | June 17th, 2020
Last week I did the Top 5 strongest villains in the MCU. Now it’s time for who are the strongest Avengers. For me, this list was tougher because the top-tier members are more evenly matched than the villains. For example, Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet and Dormammu were clearly stronger than Surtur, Hela, and Ego. So it was easy for them to be one and two on the list. For the Avengers, one through five is more evenly matched.
Vision has it all. He possesses super strength, flight and can fire a laser beam from his forehead. He’s so durable that he can withstand a bus hitting him without flinching, as seen in Captain America: Civil War. And he’s also able to phase his body through solid objects.
So why is he only fifth on this list? The simple answer is I think four people are stronger than he is. But if I had to choose something more specific, it would be that he has one weakness that could easily be exploited. The yellow mind stone that is located in his forehead is what powers him. As we saw in Avengers: Infinity War, if you remove it, then his body will power down. I imagine this would be used against him if he went up against the other heroes on this list.
Whether it’s in the MCU or comics, Thor The God of Thunder has always been one of the strongest Avengers. In the MCU, his strength can only be topped by Captain Marvel and the Hulk. With or without his hammer, he has the power to create lightning and blast his enemies. The one thing he does need his hammer for is to fly.
So what makes Thor stronger than Vision? It’s his experience in fighting. Having a hammer and axe helps too. In the MCU, Thor is over 1,500 years old. So he has a lot of experience when it comes to fighting. Vision may have more powers, but Thor is stronger and overall a better fighter, and that’s why he’s number four.
Other than Captain Marvel, there is no Avenger that is as strong as the Hulk. In the comics, he’s actually a lot stronger than her. Marvel Studios decided to change it up and make them more on equal ground. If I did have to choose who’s stronger in the MCU, I would say the Hulk. But that’s only because he gets stronger as the fight goes on.
So why is he higher than Thor even though he was nearly beaten by him in Thor: Ragnarok? While Thor was winning the fight when the Grandmaster unfairly interrupted him, I still think the Hulk would have won. As I said, the longer the fight goes on, the angrier and stronger he gets. So after being beaten to a certain point, his rage would have risen, and he would eventually overpower Thor to win the fight fairly.