There's some pretty powerful comic book characters out there. Imagine if they were in the MCU battling our favorite Avengers! From Galactus to Phoenix to Apocalypse to the Celestials, comic books are filled with baddies trying to one up each other.
Could we see some of these in the MCU? I believe we could and we will. Here's my top picks for the next Avengers movie villain or villains.
Sole survivor of the universe existing before the Big Bang, Galactus is perhaps the most feared being in the cosmos. (marvel.com)
It's safe to say that Galactus is the most powerful Marvel comic book villain ever and he doesn't just sit around and bark orders like some of the other Marvel villains. Heck, he eats planets. That's a pretty good sign he's a very strong villain.
2. The One-Above-All
Apparently responsible for the existence of all life in the Multiverse and possibly beyond, the One-Above-All is the master and sole superior of the cosmic overseer and arbitrator known as the Living Tribunal, whose faces, embodying Equity, Vengeance and Necessity respectively, are in perfect alignment with one another as it passes judgment. (marvel.wikia.com)
The One-Above-All is only rarely seen in the comics, and yet, he is still one of the most powerful comic book characters out there. He's responsible for everything that exists in the world of Marvel comics. It is said that he is supposed to represent the different creators of the Marvel comic universe.
Am I not Thanos?! Did I not butcher the woman who gave me birth, who forced me into this hell called life? Is not the wake of my passing crimson with the blood of my enemies and allies alike?! Death is with me every second of the day! (marvel.wikia.com)
Thanos is extremely powerful when armed with his beloved Infinity Gauntlet and with the personification of Death at his side. He kills all for the purpose of winning over Lady Death's heart. However, he also sits back and orders people around, which is why he falls short under Galactus.
The Phoenix Force is one of the oldest known cosmic entities, representing life that has not yet been born. The Phoenix Force is an immortal, indestructible, and mutable manifestation of the prime universal force of life. (marvel.wikia.com)
The Phoenix/Jean Gray is powerful, very powerful. Then, when the Phoenix Force entered her, she became the manifestation of brutal anger, justice, and death. The Phoenix Force wants to burn planets, to start life over again, because it is life. In the Marvel comics, it is one of the hardest characters to stop from destroying the world.
I'll remkae this world in my image -- just as I'll remake you! As you sought to make me bow to you -- you shall be my slave -- for all the days of your life! (marvel.wikia.com)
Apocalypse is the oldest mutant in the Marvel comics. He can live forever, change to any shape he wants, and project energy from his hands and eyes. He is one of the X-men's greatest villains, and, by far, one of the most resilient Marvel villains ever created - and is soon coming to [X-Men: Apocalypse](movie:1194267)!
Infinity is the cosmic entity that defines the entirety of space and its occupants. Together with Eternity it encompasses all of creation, representing both time and space. (marvel.com)
If Infinity did not exist, nor would space. Nothing can exist, if she does not. Because of that, a version of Infinity exists in every universe. These are governed by The Living Tribunal. Thus, Infinity is automatically one of the most powerful characters to have ever existed.
The Beyonder is one of the most powerful beings of the mainstream universe, and is still one of its mysteries. (marvel.wikia.com)
The Beyonder is an Inhuman that was created by the Terrigen Mists. He also defines his universe? It's confusing. However, he is powerful enough to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants, with whoever he wants. In fact, he commonly makes Marvel's iconic comic heroes fight each other.
8. The Celestials
The Celestials are a star-faring race of humanoid aliens who possess untold cosmic power. Standing two thousand feet tall, the Celestials are clad in full body armor. No Earth being has ever seen what they look like beneath their armor or knows their origin. (marvel.com)
The Celestials have impenetrable armor. They guide evolution on the planet, destroy what they want, create what they want, do what they want. There are none who can stop them. They are definitely some of the most powerful characters in the Marvel comics.
9. The Living Tribunal
With great power comes great responsibility and little happiness. (marvel.wikia.com)
The only other thing/person/creation higher than The Living Tribunal is The One-Above-All. The Living Tribunal judges realities and ensuring justice throughout the galaxy. Because of his great amount of power, he is feared and none dare to mess with him.
10. Zombie Hulk
When a Zombie Contagion infects the Earth of this reality, the newly zombified super-heroes eat the human population. (marvel.wikia.com)
There's this alternative reality where all superheroes become zombies. In this reality, Hulk goes Zombie and bites of Silver Surfer's head. Thus, he attains the Power Cosmic. So now you have a Hulk that's a Zombie and with the Power Cosmic. You don't want to get in this monster's way!
My name is Legion, for we are many! (marvel.wikia.com)
Legion is the son of Charles Xavier. He has multiple personalities, each with their own super power. One of them is controlling time, another folding time and space, and yet another rewriting reality. Thus, he is very powerful and dangerous in the Marvel comics.
Eternity is an abstract, virtually omnipotent entity representing all time and reality in the universe. (marvel.wikia.com)
Eternity is the personification of time in Marvel comics. His sister is Infinity and he is very much dependent on Galactus. If he did not exist, nothing could happen because there would be no time. Thus, he automatically is one of the most powerful entities in the Marvel comics.
13. Black Bolt
I. Am. Awake! (marvel.wikia.com)
Black Bolt's voice can split planets, can kill instantly. A single whisper could level an entire city, a single shot split a planet in two. He is an Inhuman, the King of the Inhumans. He has extraordinary strength and leadership.
The firing's stopped. I need a new host body -- I've almost burned this one out. But I daren't take one now. For the few seconds I'll need to possess any of these X-Men, I'll be too vulnerable. The risk is too great. Better to run, and survive. (marvel.wikia.com)
Proteus is the mutant son of Moira MacTaggert and has the abilites to alter reality, like the Beyonder. His weakness? He has a lack of control and ends up killing himself. However, still a very powerful character throughout the Marvel comics.
15. Franklin Richards
Franklin Richards is the son of Reed and Susan Richards, who are better known as Mister Fantastic and the Invisible Woman of the Fantastic Four, the first modern team of superhuman adventurers. (marvel.wikia.com)
Franklin Richards is an odd kid. Sometimes he's praised as a helpless baby and other times as the most powerful being in the universe. A couple of times, he harnessed time travel and telepathy. He also could manipulate energy and molecules with his mind. He made a pocket universe. He also forced Galactus to work for him! That's a mighty feat. And yet, more often than not, he just needs his diaper changed by Mister Fantastic or Invisible Woman.
So there you go! There's my top 15 picks for the characters the MCU needs. Who are yours? What characters do you think would shine in the MCU?