Marvel Universe has finally spilled beans to confirm the strongest Mutant ever! Fans have been speculating all over the globe and now we finally have an answer.
Marvel Universe comprises of super-powerful Mutants. Not one or two but there are plenty of Omega level Mutants with intimidating powers. There are likes of Storm’s planetary weather manipulation, Magneto’s mastery of the electromagnetic spectrum and Jean Grey’s telepathic abilities. However, we finally know who’s the strongest mutant.
House of X #1, a part of Marvel’s ongoing X-Men relaunch, identified all the most powerful Omega level Mutant’s in the Marvel Universe. However, History of the Marvel Universe #3 identifies which one of these behemoths is the strongest of them all.
The Strongest Mutant
In the final moments of the Marvel Universe, a dying Galactus tells Franklin Richards that he is “the most powerful mutant ever born.”
As the name suggests, History of the Marvel Universe is about decoding the complex history of the Marvel Universe. It’s about condescending the rich history of Marvel into one cohesive narrative.
However, the narrative is also a framework for a final conversation between an ancient Galactus and an adult Franklin. This conversation takes place in the moments before a new universe begins.
While remembering the Fantastic Four’s early adventures, Galactus acknowledges Franklin’s complex history. He recalls his birth in 1968’s Fantastic FourAnnual #6 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The former planet-eater explicitly confirms how powerful Franklin is, before describing him as the universe’s ultimate builder.
While House of X‘s Omega level mutants lists briefly summarized Franklin’s powers by calling him a universal-scale reality manipulator, Franklin simply calls himself “the utmost creator” here. Franklin can create anything he wants, and he reminisces about creating worlds and multiverses. Later he emphasizes doing something even greater with his limitless abilities.
In Marvel Universe, Franklin is into his teenage years, and he has already achieved more than what others do in their whole lifetime. When he was an adolescent, he created the pocket “Heroes Reborn”. A universe to save the Avengers and the Fantastic Four from death.
Avengers’ were suffering against the villain Onslaught. As Franklin grows older, he creates universes more regularly; effortlessly turning a blast from an all-powerful Celestial into flowers.
An even more powerful version of adult Franklin, traveling back in time, carried out even more impressive feats during Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting’s tenure on Fantastic Four and FF. He knocks out a Celestial with one punch, used his vast cosmic power to revive a fallen Galactus and took out another Celestial in a blast of pure cosmic power.
Other heroes which can be Most Powerful Mutant
While these feats and Galactus’ statements are seemingly the last words on who’s really the Marvel’s most powerful mutant, another fan-favorite could theoretically be as powerful on a technicality.
Although Franklin is the strongest mutant ever born, Nate Grey, the Omega level telepath known as X-Man, was genetically engineered — not born — by Mister Sinister in the Age of Apocalypse alternate reality. Last year, another Omega level mutant, Legion, said that Nate was “beyond Omega level,” shortly before Nate trapped the X-Men in the Age of X-Man timeline where he still resides.
Nate has never shown the multiverse-creating, Celestial-killing power that the adult Franklin has exhibited on multiple occasions. Since Galactus is looking back at the history of the entire Marvel Universe in hindsight, his confirmation of Franklin’s power level appears to be the final say on the matter.
Franklin Richards; The Strongest Mutant Ever!