Why Captain Marvel Is NOT The Most Powerful Avenger In The MCU

WARNING: Major spoilers for Avengers: Endgame


Captain Marvel is one of the most powerful Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but is she really the most powerful of them all? Brie Larson only just made her debut as Carol Danvers earlier this year as Captain Marvel hit theaters in March. Marvel Studios' first female-led movie has made over $1 billion worldwide, and this was just the beginning, as she returned for Avengers: Endgame.

Through her two MCU appearances, Carol has already become one of the most powerful characters in the entire universe. In her solo movie alone, she was able to fly through spaceships with ease once, after a Kree dampener was removed and allowed her to harness her full power set. Her powers come from a combination of exposure to the Tesseract and Kree DNA, and through all of her early achievements, she's been heralded as the MCU's most powerful hero.

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In Screen Rant's latest video, we take a look at this claim - which has been made by Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige in the past - to discuss why Captain Marvel may not actually be the rightful holder of this title. After all, there are some incredibly powerful Avengers already in the MCU, and characters like Thor and Hulk may both be just as powerful as Carol. Check out the video for yourself at the top of this post.

Captain Marvel in Avengers Endgame

This question becomes even more complicated after what all these heroes accomplish in Avengers: Endgame too. Thor's power is on full display as he is shown wielding both Stormbreaker and Mjolnir at the same time, while Professor Hulk was then able to actually use all six Infinity Stones and not die in the process. These moments may help prove the case that either of these Avengers may be more powerful than Captain Marvel, but her own actions in Avengers: Endgame also make a compelling argument in her favor.

Captain Marvel's role in the movie is smaller than many were anticipating, but her power is on full display almost every single time she is on screen. She rescues Iron Man and Nebula in space, flying and carrying the Benatar back to Earth all by herself at the start. Carol is then able to restrain Thanos when they visit him at his garden. When she makes her grand return in the finale, she wastes no time taking down Thanos' war ship, and then is strong enough to keep Thanos from closing his fist or snapping his fingers all on her own - and doesn't even move when the Mad Titan head butts her. Regardless of whether or not she is the most powerful hero in the MCU, Captain Marvel certainly is one of them.

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