By Stephen Ippolito | Updated on August 11th, 2021
To clarifly, when I say “strongest”, my list is not based off the characters physical strength level. It’s based off their power level and who would win in a one-on-one fight. The reason I say “strongest” is because it just sounds better.
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.
2. Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel is the MCU’s version of Superman. She’s strong enough to carry an entire space ship across a galaxy (Avengers: Endgame), she’s so durable that she can fly right through one, destroying it, and not be phased. And she fires laser blasts from her hands that can hurt just about anyone.
Like Scarlet Witch, she too would have killed Thanos had he not used a cheap way to get out of the fight. When she engaged him in combat during Endgame, it was clear that she was stronger than the Mad Titan. However, to avoid being taken down, he grabbed the power stone and blasted her away. There’s no question though in a fair fight she would have taken him down.
1. Scarlet Witch
Before WandaVision came out, I had Wanda Maximoff (aka Scarlet Witch) at number two. However, after its release earlier this year, it was clear that she was by far the strongest.
As we saw in the Disney+ series, Wanda’s powers now allow her to alter reality. With abilities like that, there’s no telling what she can do. Hopefully more of her powers will be explored in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.