Carol Danvers might not be the most powerful Avenger as yet, here are some who are stronger than Captain Marvel
Over the years Marvel Studios has given us some of the strongest Avengers around. Be it Hulk smashing things, Thor embracing his God of Thunder status without Mjolnir, Tony with his every upgrading suits or Hawkeye and Natasha honing super-spy skills. However, Captain Marvel – relatively new entrant – is said to be the strongest. Marvel Studio Head Kevin Feige has in passing mentioned previously that Brie Larson’s ‘Carol Danvers is the strongest Avenger going forward.’ Nonetheless, Endgame saw only bits and pieces of her peaking powers.
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With Captain Marvel 2 on the charts for 2022 and a huge gap in power ranks after the Infinity Saga – Carol Danvers has a lot of room to grow in the MCU. She first met MCU Avengers at the end of Infinity War and rejoined them in the final battle. While we have seen some of our favourite heroes going toe-to-toe over the decade, we didn’t see Carol Danvers in this feat.
But never say never! MCU phase 4 is here and some of our favourite OG Avengers are returning, we indeed might see that unfold someday. Till then here’s comparing Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel’s powers with existing OG Avengers in the MCU.
The God of Thunder aka Thor played by Chris Hemsworth on screen has had his own coming of age arc in the MCU. Initially drunk on his powers he is slowly stripped of his worthiness, his hammer and even his great physique. Nonetheless, Thor is as Mighty as it gets. While Captain Marvel can take the hit of a nuke Thor has already taken the full force of a star in the Endgame. A God, Thor’s strength, durability and fighting skills are at par and above Carol Danvers any day.
Bruce Banner became Hulk after coming in contact with gamma radiation explosion. He has more durability than any other Avenger. Like, Carol Danvers Hulk can survive Nuke hit. Nonetheless, Danvers is more intelligent and has cosmic awareness that helps her to anticipate a foe’s moves.
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While energy manipulation is Carol Danvers’ thing Wanda Maximoff’s display is way beyond her. Carol uses her energy manipulation to switch to Binary mode, Wanda can even create her own pocket reality thanks to her chaos magic. Carol, however, is unable to manipulate any kind of magical energy. Interestingly, both Captain Marvel and Wanda get their energy from the Tesseract but Wanda’s mutant gene coupled with chaos magic takes her powers several levels up than Captain Marvel.
The Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Stephen Strange is the keeper of the Time Stone. It does not get better than that. As mentioned before Captain Marvel’s powers are ineffective when dealing with Magic and Magical beings. Hence, despite his mortal form Doctor Strange played by Benedict Cumberbatch in the MCU, is more powerful than Carol Danvers.
Captain Marvel Vs Avengers FAQ
No, while Captain Marvel is very strong human-Kree hybrid infused with the energy of Space Stone, she still has her weaknesses. She is no match to Magic and Magical beings.
Avengers like Doctor Strange and Wanda with their magic gets an edge over Carol Danvers. Thor who is an Asgardian God will also be more powerful than Captain Marvel in the MCU.