“Hulk is strongest there is!” That’s something the Hulk has proclaimed on many an occasion. It’s a pretty bold statement from someone who absolutely isn’t the strongest there is. In fact, he’s not all that close but, then again, the gamma-powered Avenger never was the brightest bulb in the box. Sure, staunch fans of the character will claim that he has unlimited potential strength, but we can only go by what we’ve seen him do on-panel, and comic books have shown that the Hulk certainly has his limits.

The very Marvel universe the Hulk inhabits is home to countless characters whose strength is superior to that of the Green Goliath’s. In many of those cases, Hulk’s strength is emphatically dwarfed by said characters (to the extent that him punching them in the face with all his might would be the equivalent of a flea punching the average human). And we’re not just talking about the godlike creator entities in the Marvel universe. The likes of the One-Above-All and the Living Tribunal quite obviously make the Hulk’s very existence pale into insignificance, but you definitely don’t have to go that far up the power hierarchy to find characters who could out-muscle Bruce Banner’s angry alter ego.

So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the characters in the Marvel universe who could put Hulk to the sword in a battle of strength. While the entries in this list vary vastly in terms of their power levels, it will prove that you don’t have to look up as far as you might think to find such individuals. Here are 15 Marvel Characters Stronger Than The Hulk.