7. Captain Marvel
Carol Danvers made her Marvel Comics debut in 1968. When she got powers, she went on to lead the Avengers, be an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., and has defeated some of the strongest beings in the galaxy. Among them are Iron Man and Thanos (Civil War 2).
One thing that puts her ahead of a lot of people is her win/loss record. You can check the source material and see that Carol Danvers hasn’t lost a lot of fights. It’s not just her cosmic-level powers (even though that helps). She’s continued to learn new things that she can do. Recently, she created a sentient version of herself (Captain Marvel: Last Marvels). Who knows what she’ll do next.
If she’s not in the top ten of powerhouses, you’re reading the wrong list.
Comic book to check out: Captain Marvel by Kelly Thompson
akb_dtlra_stills_120415.089228 – Erik/Magneto (Michael Fassbender) has the power to manipulate magnetic fields. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.
Magneto is the most complex character in all of Marvel Comics. He may have started off as just another powerful villain, but he’s grown to be so much more. He’s a leader of people and a perfect example of how characters can be “bad” but still do things for the right reasons. And, before Krakoa, Magneto created a safe haven for mutants (Genosha). All of this Magneto has done by sheer force of will and his mastery over magnetism.
Magneto has always had the power to destroy the world if he wanted to. He could reverse the magnetic poles (read Ultimatum to see what would happen), make it so nothing metal could fly, or, if he wanted to get really nasty, he could affect the blood of every human in the world. That’s the kind of power Magneto holds.
Comic book to check out: X-Men Red by Al Ewing