The DC Universe is home to some of the most powerful characters in the entire comic book world, with the most formidable of them rounded up for this list.
From Superman to Wonder Woman and numerous other heroes and villains, the DC Universe is in no shortage of imaginatively constructed characters. Each with unique talents that are beyond the reach of the mere mortals they either work to destroy or protect. This multitude of powerful individuals could make it a little tricky to compile a list but alas, we have, and here it is – in no particular order.
Birth name Jon Osterman, Dr. Manhattan’s journey to superhuman status started out with him being a celebrated nuclear scientist. However, after a particle test went wrong – or right depending on how you look at it, he gained his Godlike abilities.
Dr. Manhattan is easily one of the most powerful comic book characters. He can see the future and is able to bend reality to his will. The best examples of Dr. Manhattan’s can be seen in the DC Comics event Doomsday Clock.
Another superhuman “Doctor”, Dr. Fate is one of the more unique characters in the DC Universe. This is because “magic” is not a common power among the characters of the DC Universe.
That said, Dr. Fate was originally known as Kent Nelson and is one of the founding members of the Justice Society of America. In his role as Dr. Fate, Nelson has the power to fly, cast spells, become invulnerable to damage, teleport, heal, put up force fields and take on a metaphysical state of being.
In terms of raw “power”, Darkseid can easily be outdone by many characters in the DC Universe. However, the mere fact that it takes a combined effort from the entire Justice League to handle him, it would be unfair for him not to make the list.
As for his abilities, Darkseid the ruler of Apokolips leads a legion of minions and fires beams from his eyes.
A list of DC Comics’ most powerful characters would not be complete without one of the most famous superheroes of all time, Superman. Most of us are well aware of the awesome powers that he uses to save the world.
On the other hand, we are also aware of how the man of steel is solar-powered and that he is particularly vulnerable to kryptonite. Nonetheless, he is still the most powerful comic book character ever conceived.
This lady is set to become the successor to the throne of heaven. This alone should be a hint of how insanely powerful Elaine Belloc is. She is omnipresent, omnipotent and immortal. She is able to manipulate atoms and is a master of magic. Elaine Belloc may very well be in the running to be the DC Universe’s single most powerful character.
Yes, that’s right, a list of DC’s most powerful characters would be empty if it excluded the devil himself. After getting his marching orders from heaven and moving to his own domain – hell, Lucifer relocated to earth to ply his trade.
He has the power to bend any and everything to his will. His only Achilles heel is his inability to create things from nothing – well he isn’t God after all.