As superhero movies have become a hot commodity in today’s society fans have become acquainted with some extremely powerful heroes who can move mountains, control elements, and even manipulate reality, but there are some heroes noted by Ranker where either the writing of the character or the nature of their abilities cause them to be so powerful to where audiences no longer feel any tension or stakes surrounding these overpowered characters.
From her very first film, Captain Marvel showed that she was of one the strongest characters in the MCU. From easily wiping out entire space fleets in Captain Marvel to holding her own (and arguably edging out) Thanos in Avengers: Endgame, there is not much Captain Marvel can’t accomplish with her extraordinary strength and photon blasts. She is such an overpowered character that she is written out of most of the MCU as she would be able to easily defeat almost any villain who appears, but when she does appear, Captain Marvel makes it known that she is an absolute powerhouse.
Despite his childish nature and lighthearted attitude, Billy Batson (aka Shazam) is a powerful superhero that few DC characters have ever been able to beat. As he has the power of seven different gods, Shazam has a plethora of abilities ranging from super strength and speed to lightning manipulation whilst containing no known weaknesses.
With such limitless potential, writers have been able to show incredible feats from Shazam including going toe-to-toe with Superman which on its own makes him an overpowered character in its own right.
Superman himself once called J’onn J’onnz (aka Martian Manhunter) the most dangerous man on the planet, and while that may have been just some of his typical modesty, it goes without saying that Martian Manhunter is a force to be reckoned with. One of the most unique and powerful DC characters, Martian Manhunter has a wide range of powers and abilities such as shape-shifting, phasing, telepathy, and even super strength.
With so many powers at his disposal and the intelligence that comes with being over 200 million years old, Martian Manhunter is amongst the strongest in the DC Universe.