ByAayush Gupta, writer at
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Aayush Gupta

The Avengers are probably the biggest and most popular superhero group in the Marvel Universe. For obvious reasons, the foundations of the highly popular Marvel Cinematic Universe were laid on their shoulders.

What makes this group of heroes even better is the variety of powers (or lack of them) their members have. One of the most frequently asked questions is which Avenger is the most powerful? Let's take a look! This time, I have decided to take a new method of ranking. Since there are quite a lot of heroes in the MCU already, I decided to divide them into three tiers.

Tier 3

Black Widow, Falcon, and Hawkeye

I've rated Black Widow as one of the least powerful member of the Avengers. Sure, she does has some cool moves and martial arts skills, but that's about it. In terms of powers, she doesn't have any, which makes her unable to compete with some of the more powerful heroes (like Hulk).

Falcon is one of the newest Avengers introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The only times we have seen him in action are when he faced the Winter Soldier and Ant-Man... and he lost both fights. His wings and tech are cool, and has a great sense of humour. Overall, he is a character who is enjoyable to watch. But he is no match for some of the big guns.

Hawkeye - his name says it all. Though he is extremely good with his bow and various types of arrows (he almost brought down a hellicarrier with just one arrow), he is vulnerable once he runs out (flashback to The Avengers). Despite his quick reflexes and fast speed of nocking and shooting arrows, he simply cannot stand up to superhumans (as seen in Age of Ultron). However, I have deep respect for him; archery is NOT easy!

Tier 2

Quicksilver, Captain America, War Machine, and Iron Man

Unfortunately, Quicksilver was only present for one movie. However, that doesn't change the fact that he is awesome. With his super speed, he can outrun anyone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. No one is able to land a blow on him, unless of course, they catch him unawares.

Captain America is one of Marvel's most popular heroes, fighting for the freedom of the people. He knows his limits, and never crosses the line, as he has a strong moral code. Thanks to the super-soldier serum, he is always in top physical condition and can outmatch and human, and most superheroes with it.

War Machine is quite similar to Iron Man, but with a little less awesome tech. He is also a little more careful and serious about what his actions might lead to, unlike Tony Stark, who has a tendency to rush into things. The coolest part about his suit is the minigun on his shoulder, which is deadly to enemies.

Iron Man is the flagpole of the MCU. Having some of the coolest and most dangerous technology in the Marvel Universe, Tony Stark has built an arsenal of suits, including some exceptionally powerful ones like the Hulkbuster and Bleeding Edge. Some of his suits are designed to combat specific people. His genius intellect and a few billion dollar fortune also give him an edge over his enemies.

These characters are some of the more powerful ones of the MCU. However, they can still be outmatched by the following characters.

Tier 1

Hulk, Thor, Scarlet Witch, and Vision

The Incredible Hulk is one of the most popular superheroes in all of Marvel lore. Nearly unbeatable and indestructible, the Hulk has practically no weaknesses at all. However, when in Hulk mode, all logical thoughts abandon his mind, as he blindly smashes everything in his path, which makes him vulnerable to strategic moves made against him. When he is in human form, Bruce Banner is one of the smartest people in the Marvel Universe, comparing to the likes of Tony Stark, Reed Richards, and Victor von Doom.

Thor is the god of lightning and thunder, and with they mighty hammer Mjölnir as his trustworthy weapon, he is more than a match for most characters in the Marvel Universe. He can summon lightning storms, and destroy nearly every material known to mankind.

Puny god...
Puny god...

Scarlet Witch is INSANELY powerful. Mind manipulation , telekinesis, altering reality - you name it, she can do it. So far we have only seen her in one movie, where she was still developing her powers, and was already one of the most powerful of the Avengers. Look out for her in future Marvel movies!

The Vision is an android created by Ultron, Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, and Thor, with JARVIS inside him. He also possesses an Infinity Stone (the Mind Stone) embedded in his forehead, which allows him to manipulate and control almost anyone. He also has nearly infinite knowledge available to him, with full control of the internet available.

These four are the most powerful characters of the MCU, and can beat anyone. They will be the key in the grand finale against Thanos, which is looking to be an epic battle!

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