The 20 Most Powerful DC Characters Of All Time [RANKED] (2023)

Throughout the rich and colorful history of DC Comics, a large number of characters have appeared in stories published by DC.

In this article, we bring you a list of the strongest and most powerful DC characters of all time, be they heroes or villains. The point is that they are powerful and we plan to rank them to finally determine which one is the strongest.

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20 Strongest DC Characters

20 Strongest DC Characters

20. Michael Demiurges

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Debut: magic books#1 (December 1990)
Created by:Neil Gaiman, John Bolton
Membership:it varies

When the archangel Lucifer Morgenstern began his rebellion in heaven, he was outnumbered. He was ultimately defeated by his brother, the Archangel Michael, who used the Demiurges (the power of God) to destroy his angelic forces. After the attack, a fallen angel named Sandalphon plunged his spear into Michael's back and trapped him in a pocket reality.

There, Michael was chained to a very large pillar (his physical stature was very large at the time) while Sandalphon tried to create a new generation of warrior angels. Since all angels are sterile, their number cannot be easily replenished.

Using Michael's demiurge to impregnate human women and carry fetuses to term in Michael himself, he produced thousands of failures before creating Elaine Belloc with her 300 viable eggs. But just as he was about to claim Elaine as his own, Lucifer intervened.

One of the most powerful archangels in the Lucifer universe, Michael Demiurge is the character we decided to list first here.

19. Perpetually

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Debut: League of Justice#8 (November 2018)
Created by:Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Jim Cheung, Jorge Jiménez

She created the first iteration of the multiverse using the negative energies of the Crisis and created her three sons Mar Novu, Alpheus, and Mobius as its first inhabitants. After her creation, Perpetua explained to them that her multiverse consisted of three main realms made up of the three basic forms of matter: dark matter, positive matter, and antimatter, and she created them to oversee these realms.

She assigned Alphaeus to the dark matter realm below creation, where he was to build the myriad universes of creation. Mar Novu was assigned to the realm of positive matter, where he was to guard the many universes that emerged from the darkness before the cosmic crises. Mobius was assigned to the antimatter realm, where he was supposed to prevent the Light of Creation from penetrating the Grand Universe.

Curious, Mar Novu asked Perpetua what her purpose was in this multiverse, since her role as Creator had already been fulfilled. She told him that she would stay to make sure that all of her children lived.

Anyone powerful enough to create a Multiverse with their powers absolutely deserves a spot on this list, including Perpetua.

18. Elaine Belloc

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Debut: Lucifer#4 (Sept. 2000)
Created by:mike carey

Elaine first appears in the series as a young woman who has the special ability to communicate with the spirits of the dead and see into the open minds of others. Her best friend, Mona Doyle, was recently murdered and her spirit has come to stay with Elaine.

In order to find Mona's killer, Elaine summoned the spirits of her three dead grandmothers to help her summon a small demon to punish her friend's killer. When the summoning failed, in a moment of frustration, Elaine attempted to summon the devil. The spirits of her grandmothers immediately ordered her to be silent, fearing the consequences of such a call.

Eventually, Elaine found out that Mona's old principal, Mr. Waddington, was the killer. To cover her tracks, he kidnapped Elaine and tried to kill her as well. However, Elaine managed to poison him with an overdose of illegal drugs that she was selling.

Elaine, another powerful entity from the Lucifer universe, may seem weak at first, but believe us, she deserves this spot.

17. Doctor Doom

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Created by:Several

Doctor Doom sees the fate and future of everyone he sees, but cannot know his own. His telepathic helmet and the amount of knowledge he generates over the course of these encounters gradually drive the owner of the helmet completely insane. He can fly and is invulnerable to magic. His helmet allows him to converse with Nabu, a powerful magician from ancient Egypt, if not the most powerful.

Thus, the wearer of the helmet, chosen by Nabu, has access to an immense library of spells. Doctor Doom is an avatar of the order. He is immortal and can create gods. He can remove the powers of his opponents and use them to his advantage. Nearly omniscient, he knows almost everything about the multiverse. With high movement speed, he also has full control over time, space, matter, reality, and antimatter.

Doctor Doom is extremely powerful and his unique magical abilities certainly make him worthy of a spot on our list.

16. The Dark Knight

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Alias:Bruce Wayne (essentially)
Debut: Dark Nights: Death Metal#2 (September 2020)
Created by:Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo

With the head and brain of the Batman Who Laughs intact, the Dark Knights recover the remains and are tasked with transplanting his brain into the lobotomized Bruce Wayne. The Batman Who Laughs wakes up after a while and slowly gets used to his new body. He hears Batmansaurus Rex scolding him for not responding to his name; he dissolves it, joking that there's no name for someone like him.

Suddenly, Perpetua telepathically reached out to them and summoned Laughter. He transformed his body into its old form before death, spoke to Perpetua, and was warned that the other beings would hunt him down if they found out what he had done. After the connection was severed, The Batman Who Laughs was no longer of any use to the Dark Knights and split them apart, except for Robin.

The Batman Who Laughs names him Robin King and asks him to stop Diana from renewing the multiverse while he regains his powers. He eventually shapeshifts once more, becoming an emaciated being of pure darkness and calling himself The Dark Knight.

We all knew what could have happened if Bruce Wayne had gone crazy, but what happened here is... let's just say The Dark Knight absolutely deserves to be on this list.

15. Mr. Mxyzptlk

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Alias:Master Mxyzptlk, Ben deRoy, many others
Debut: super homeynº 30 (1944)
Created by:Jerry Siegel Joe Shuster
Membership:it varies

Mister Mxyzptlk is a character from the DC Comics universe. He is one of Superman's greatest enemies, actually a goblin from another dimension who made his debut insuper homey#30 (1944). Mxyztplk's powers far exceed human physics.

Originally, Mxyzptlk aimed to conquer the planet on his own, but he soon decided to torment Superman every chance he got. His only weakness was that he couldn't stand being ridiculed, and if he said or spelled his name backwards, Kltpzyxm, he would be involuntarily sent back to his home dimension for a minimum of 90 days.

Mxyzptlk often tried to counter this latter weakness, but was still naive enough that Superman always managed to play him over and over again. The Lord. Mxyzptlk remained a thorn in Superman's side for many years.

Although Alan Moore offered a radically different take on the character inWhat happened to the man of tomorrow?, Stepcrisis on infinite earthsrelatively unchanged, though the unpleasant nature of his antics and the psychological effect they had on others was reinforced, at least initially.

At the beginning of postCrisisstories, the "condition" that would bring him back to the Fifth Dimension was what he wanted it to be, but after Lex Luthor taught him to lie, knocking him senseless, the stories began to make Mxyzptlk say his name backwards. . .


Many of Mxy's later stories took on a postmodern tone by commenting on editorial decisions, genre clichés, etc.Superman, the man of steel#75, a pastiche of Superman's death in Superman #75, culminating in Mxyzptlk's encounter with the Supreme Being, who turned out to be Mike Carlin, the then editor ofsuper homeytitles, which quickly brought him back to life.

The Lord. Mxyzptlk, like all the inhabitants of the Fifth Dimension, has unlimited magical powers that allow him to do practically anything he wants, that is, he is omnipotent in our dimension.

His only known weakness in the comics is that his fights against Superman are just a game to him, often leading him to challenge Superman for the chance to send Mxyzptlk back to his dimension (for 90 days). generally). This agreement is not governed (unlike the one in the animated series) by a cosmic rule, but is only governed by Mxyzptlk's will. Thus we can discern a certain form of honor on his part, since he always keeps his promise.

And while Mister Mxyzptlk is undeniably a powerful entity, he's usually perceived comically, being more mischievous than truly evil (although that's not a general rule when it comes to him). This guy can manipulate reality and he's known to cause a lot of trouble for DC characters, so it's a good thing he doesn't show up in stories too often.

Still, he's powerful enough to earn a spot on our list, despite being more fun than dangerous.

14. Infinity

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Alias:Destiny, Death, Dream, Destruction, Desire, Despair, Delirium
Debut: The Sandmannº 1 (1989)
Created by:Neil Gaiman
Membership:it varies

They are beings that embody the anthropomorphic concepts of Fate, Death, Dream, Destruction, Desire, Despair and Delirium. More immortal and influential than the gods who come and go when no one believes in them, the Eternals were born with our universe and probably perish with it. However, they are not omnipotent, since even the universe is governed by laws and rules that must be respected.

Each of them has a personality that manifests itself in their behavior and appearance. Although they personify entities endowed with superhuman powers and abilities, they display the qualities and feelings of mortals that they reflect and, on occasion, make human errors.

When one of the Eternals dies, as in the case of Dream inthe benevolent, only his personal traits die, but the embodied form of his concept survives in another form. These beings are not essential to the workings of the universe, and their usefulness remains unclear, but their absence would bring random chaos or further uselessness into existence.

By the 17th century, Destruction had given up, not wanting to take responsibility for the world's cycles of construction and destruction, choosing to focus on creative pursuits such as the arts. The other Eternals react quite negatively to his decision, casting doubt on his role.

Dream does not understand (and this misunderstanding will end in loss), Delirium is disappointed to lose a playmate, and Death fears that this will cause Delirium to imitate him.

All are destabilized by the resignation of one of their own, but continue to fulfill their duties. Because they are only mirrors of human consciousness, the Eternals are immortal but not immutable: they evolve according to the evolution of the concepts they represent (for humanity, in most stories, but in "Um Sonho de Mil Gatos", we find that The same entities exist to reflect all living things, such as cats).

When Death spends his day on Earth in China in "Short Lives," he takes on the features of a Chinese man, often seen by his mortal companion; Just like in “Soft Lands”, when Marco Polo asks if Dream still has his usual pale skin, Dream tells him that it all depends on which eyes you look at him with.

Technically not a character but a group, The Endless can still be seen as a composite unit. They are exceptionally powerful cosmic entities, more powerful than God himself, and they appear in Gaiman's book.The Sandman, with Dream, the comic's titular protagonist, being one of them. They are eternal, immortal and almost omnipotent. Although they are a collective of concepts and ideas, each sibling has their own feelings, thoughts, and personalities.

Due to their incredible powers and how they influence our world, we had to put them on our list.

13. The Decreator

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Debut: doom patrolWOMAN 32 (1990)
Created by:Grant MorrisonRichard Chase

The Creator was a cosmic entity that was created as a shadow of God and was born during the first moments of creation. He is dedicated to the complete eradication of all existence and has the power to spontaneously make things disappear from reality. The Cult of the Unwritten Book worships this invincible creature and is dedicated to the liberation of the world.

Although they managed to free him, they were thwarted by the Doom Patrol and Willoughby Kipling. The Decreator is impossible to beat, but Crazy Jane has found a way to slow it down so that its progress is imperceptible. She's still out there cleaning up existence and making things work... but she's doing it so slowly it doesn't really matter.

This geye (a pun on the words "face" and "eye", thank you very much) is an enigma. The Doom Patrol fought him once and he was in the form of a giant eye. It is said to be the shadow of God himself and to have been created during creation itself. But unlike God, a being of creation, the Decreator is a being of destruction and all he does is destroy; he even he is capable of doing this at high speed, so the Doom Patrol had to slow down so the destruction wouldn't show.

So yeah, the guy hasn't been destroyed yet, we haven't figured out a way to do it yet, but since he's a giant eye, maybe we just need to poke him in the right place to get rid of him. Until then, he's on our list.

12. Flash

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Alias:Jay Garrick, Barry Allen, Wally West, Bart Allen
Debut: flash comicsnº 1 (1940)
Created by:Gardner FoxHarry Lampert

Explaining Flash isn't that easy because, unlike most of the other characters on this list, multiple characters in DC Comics history have worn the Flash costume since the character first appeared in 1940.

The character was created by Gardner Fox and Harry Lampert and was the first Speedster (collective name for characters who can use the power of the Speed ​​Force) in what would become a whole "family" of similar characters. Most of them are superheroes, but some (like the Reverse Flash) have been villains.

The first Flash was Jay Garrick, a Golden Age character who introduced the Flash to DC continuity. He became the Flash after a strange lab experiment and decided to use his new abilities to fight crime; at the time, he was a college student.

Garrick was the Flash initially from 1940 to 1951, then again from 1961 to 2011 and has been a part of the main continuity since 2017, although he is very old now. Due to the nature of the Speed ​​Force and his role in balancing the entire DC Multiverse, his appearance and role in the main continuity has changed greatly over the years.

The second Flash, and arguably the most famous, is Barry Allen, the current "prime" Flash and Eobard Thawne's rival, the Reverse Flash. Barry Allen wore the mantle from 1956 to 1985 and has done so since his "rebirth" in 2008. He is a forensic scientist who gained his powers after lightning struck his lab and the chemicals it contained. contained.

A very important part of her story is Thawne's murder of her mother, for which her father was blamed; which is why Allen constantly tries to not only discover the truth, but also to change the past, which would eventually result in the creation of theFlash pointuniverse. He has played a major role in most of the crossover events throughout the DC universe.

Barry's nephew Wally West took over in 1986 and used it until 2011; he reappeared and has been using it again since 2016. Wally West took up the Flash mantle after Barry Allen died incrisis on infinite earths, after being the original Kid Flash.

He acquired his powers the same way his uncle did (he's related to Barry's wife Iris West) and became his sidekick until he replaced him as the Flash. He has been a fan favorite and to this day he is the fastest Flash of the bunch.

The fourth and so far last person to don the Flash costume is Bart Allen, grandson of Barry Allen, who was The Flash from 2006 to 2007. He appeared as the superhero Impulse, only to inherit the costume from Wally's Kid Flash West, before eventually becoming The Flash.

It's actually from the 30's.ºcentury and spent most of his career as Wally West's sidekick, becoming the Flash after his death inend of crisisevent in 2006. His tenure was brief as Barry Allen soon returned and reclaimed his mantle.

Whichever iteration of the character you choose, The Flash is without a doubt a powerful character. This superhero has incredible abilities, and while they tend to change from iteration to iteration, the likes of Barry Allen and Wally West have shown us exactly what the Flash is capable of. Whether he needs an expedited delivery method or a schedule change, Flash is always there to help. The character also evolves in the stories and we discover new levels of his powers.

That's enough to put him on our list, but since he's not that good against physically imposing characters, we couldn't rank him higher.

11. Last Judgment

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Debut: superman man of steel# 17 (1992)
Created by:Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding, Jerry Ordway, Louise Simonson, Roger Stern

Doomsday is the name Booster Gold gives to a fictional supervillain appearing in comic books published by DC Comics, primarily as an antagonist to the superhero Superman. He was conceived during a brainstorming session atsuper homeywriting staff in 1991 as an enemy who would match Superman's physical strength.

One of the writers wrote a note about the need for a "Doomsday for Superman," and the rest of the team liked it so much they decided to name the monster Doomsday. He made his debut insuperman man of steel#17 (1992), with a full debut at #18.

Doomsday's origin story is rather strange. It was created by an alien named Bertron and stayed on prehistoric Krypton to evolve if possible. That is, prehistoric Krypton was a hostile environment where only the strongest beings could survive (this was long before thehumanoid kryptoniansevolved and lived on the planet).

The alien boy was killed, but he also revived repeatedly, becoming stronger after each resurrection. Namely, Doomsday developed the ability to develop immunity to whatever he killed him, meaning that he could never die twice from the same cause. Combined with his extreme regenerative abilities, he was a powerful being even as a child.

Doomsday was forced to endure the agony of death thousands of times, eventually leading him to hate all life. At one point, he became so powerful that he killed all life on Krypton and eventually tracked down and killed his creator, Bertron. Doomsday eventually escaped and went on a killing spree across multiple planets, even facing off against a younger Darkseid, but the two did not engage in direct combat.

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He eventually crossed paths with the Green Lanterns, killing thousands before being killed by a Guardian of the Universe, who had sacrificed himself to kill the Kryptonian monstrosity.

Doomsday didn't actually die, but was sent through a space rip and ended up on the planet Calaton. He terrorized the planet for years before its inhabitants created The Radiant,who killed doomsdaywith a strong burst of energy. But, as is often the case with Doomsday, he wasn't killed. He slowly regenerated but came back to life, now immune to the energy that killed him, like all the times before.

His most famous story is "The Death of Superman", where the Kryptonian monstrosity came to Earth. After defeating the entire Justice League in a matter of minutes, he fell out with Superman. He was the first supervillain to face the Man of Steel in a physical confrontation and the cult series eventually led to Superman and Doomsday killing each other.

Thus, Doomsday became the first and so far only supervillain to kill Superman in combat. Of course, the two survived their famous confrontation and Doomsday would play a role in future DC Comics stories.

A being that can die, but every time it dies it comes back, stronger than before; also known as the Last Judgment. This Kryptonian monstrosity was the first comic book villain to kill Superman, though he too was killed in the process. There have been several iterations of the character, but Doomsday has always been portrayed as a terrifying threat.

He had almost all of Superman's powers, but at the same time he was completely manic and for no reason. He wants to kill and destroy, he travels the universe in search of new prey; he even beat Darkseid to a pulp in the latter's early days.

Doomsday can be beaten, but it takes some real power to do it, which is why we've included him on our list, but below those who can actually beat him.

10. eclipse

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Alias:Galid/Kalaa de Nilaa
Debut: house of secretsWOMAN 61 (1963)
Created by:Bob Haney, Lee Elias

eclipse are afictional character with purple hairwhich has appeared in stories published by DC Comics since 1963. Eclipso comics, which are generally horror stories, date back to writer Bob Haney and his illustrator Lee Elias, who developed the main character and plot premise of the series. in the early 1960s.

At the beginning of his stories, Eclipso is introduced as the young American scientist Bruce Gordon, who decides to travel to the island of Diabolo, in the Pacific, to observe a rare natural spectacle, a solar eclipse.

Shortly after his arrival on Diabolo, Gordon is suddenly involved in an argument with a native medicine man; A fight ensues in which the shaman is killed, while Gordon survives with only a small cut to his face, which the medicine man made with the help of a black diamond. During the solar eclipse that will follow, Gordon is transformed into a powerful creature called Eclipso, who embodies the evil side of his personality.

As Eclipso, the once benign Gordon causes all kinds of mischief. The split into two contrasting personalities occurs in much the same way as Doctor Jekyll's split into his/her/good/mr bad. Hyde in Robert Louis Stevenson's fantasy novel of the same name.

In order to transform Eclipso back into Gordon, he must be irradiated with a strong light, such as a flashlight, which, in terms of the reverse effect, corresponds to the opposite of an eclipse of the sun. The remodeling task is mainly taken on by Gordon's friend Simon Bennett and his daughter Mona.

In the 90s Eclipso series, we finally find out that the terrible Eclipso is actually a god of evil, the god of vengeance, who lives on the dark side of the moon, who burns with his own personality people who feel thirst for revenge. . undermine them and turn them into images of yourself.

Not as popular as his successor Spectre, Eclipso was the first "Angel of Vengeance" of the Presence. This cosmic sprite was created as a being that enforces the will of the Presence, but at one point he turned evil and was stripped of the role of it, becoming a supervillain.

Still, Eclipso retained most of his powers and when you compare that to the fact that the Specter is much higher on our list (see below), you can imagine just how powerful Eclipso was and what power levels we're talking about. That's why he got a spot on our list.

9. Reverse flashing

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Alias:Eobard Thawne
Debut: The flash#139 (Sept. 1963)
Created by:John Broome, Carmine Infantino

The Reverse-Flash is, like Flash, a superhero name used by several different characters in the DC Comics universe. As of this writing, there have been a total of five Reverse-Flashes: Edward Clariss, Eobard Thawne, Hunter Zolomon, Thaddeus Thawne, and Daniel West. Since Eobard Thawne is by far the best known and most important Reverse-Flash in the continuity, we'll be focusing on him.

Eobard Thawne had an ever-changing origin story before his backstory was finally set inFlash: Rebirth(2009), written by Geoff Johns. The character debuted inThe flash#139 (1963) and was created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino.

In this iteration, Thawne found a time capsule in the Flash suit in the 25th century.ºcentury. He then amplified the suit's energy and transformed into a Speedster, but inverted the suit's colors, becoming Professor Zoom, the Reverse-Flash. Flash discovered this and confronted Thawne, eventually defeating him and destroying his suit.

Blaming the Flash for his defeat, Thawne became obsessed with "replacing" Barry and traveled back in time to exact his revenge. He killed Iris West and tried to kill Fiona Webb, but had his neck snapped by Barry Allen to keep from losing someone he loved.

The charge-CrisisThe story "The Return of Barry Allen" gave Thawne a new origin. He was portrayed as a scientist obsessed with the Flash, so much so that he underwent plastic surgery to look like Barry Allen. He managed to gain speedster powers using an ancient cosmic treadmill and went back in time, fighting Wally West in the process. He was eventually sent back to 25ºcentury.

Thawne returns as a major DC villain inFlash: Rebirth(2009), where his return heralded the greatend of crisisevent. He played an important role inblackest nighthistory, where your pre-CrisisNekron revived Corpse when he became a Black Lantern and then Black Flash.

He died once more, but was eventually resurrected, after which he escaped. In a later story, Thawne traveled back in time to completely alter his personal history. During theFlash pointstory, he goes back in time to kill Barry Allen's mother, resulting in the creation of the "Flashpoint universe" after Barry Allen also went back in time to stop Thawne from killing his mother.

The "Flashpoint universe" was an alternate timeline that Barry Allen eventually fixed, but only after Thomas Wayne, that universe's Batman, killed Thawne with a sword.

Thawne of course did not die and it is later revealed that he is practically immortal due to his connection to the Negative Speed ​​Force. The origins of him changed slightly during theNuevo 52miRenaissanceimpressions, but the essence remained. He played an important role in the events that led up and happened during thedoomsday clocknarrative, where he was killed by Dr. Manhattan. He survived even that, proving that not even the omnipotent Dr. Manhattan could kill or erase him.

Eobard Thawne's comic is that of a truly sinister and fearsome villain. His control of his Speed ​​Force is truly incredible, and while Flash can usually defeat him, Thawne never really disappeared. He keeps coming back, thus showing how powerful he is and how strong his connection to the Speed ​​Force is.

At one point, Thawne became one with the Speed ​​Force, he became a being of energy, thus becoming invincible and indestructible, as energy cannot be destroyed, it only changes shape.

Thawne was the only character Doctor Manhattan couldn't permanently destroy because he was turned into energy, which speaks for itself in terms of our list.

8. Lucifer Lucero del Alba

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Alias:LuciferSamaelMorning Star
Debut: The Sandman# 4 (1989)
Created by:Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg

Lucifer Morningstar is a character appearing in publications by Vertigo, a division of DC Comics. The character is directly based on the fallen angel and visually inspired by David Bowie, as requested by Neil Gaiman for the designers.

The character's first official appearance was in the comics.Friend of Superman Jimmy Olsen#65, where Jimmy Olsen, in a dream, meets a man calling himself Mr. L, who he believes to be Lex Luthor's ancestor and makes a deal with him, but the consequences are dire when he discovers the man is actually the fallen angel Lucifer.

After that, the character was constantly modified, having appeared in various stories, not to mention the many different versions of Satan appearing in different stories. Lucifer is best known for his appearance in Neil Gaiman's famous comic strip, Sandman, where he participates in the Triumvirate of Hell.

Tired of his existence as Lord of Hell, Lucifer banishes all demons and damned souls from Hell, then locks its doors and surrenders the key to the Dream of the Eternal, obviously anticipating that possession of the key would land him in trouble. . While that,

Hell ends up in the hands of two angels, Duma (the angel of silence) and Remiel, while Lucifer retires to Earth, where he becomes a pianist.

A three-part miniseries was created where heaven sends the angel Amenadiel to make a deal with Lucifer; he needed to get rid of the nameless old gods, but heaven doesn't want to get directly involved. As payment, Lucifer demands a letter from God.

Lucifer is still in charge of his piano bar called Lux, he is presented as a nihilistic type character, while the series focuses on philosophical discussions about free will and shows Lucifer's journey in seeking to rid himself of God's control over humans. beings.

Lucifer is considered by many to be one of the most powerful characters in the DC Universe, second only to his creator Yahweh (The Presence) and tied with his brother Miguel Demiurge.

He can manipulate reality at will, being considered the one who shaped the universe while Michael created it with the power of Yahweh (The Presence). Despite this, Lucifer almost never uses his powers, preferring to always use strategies, having defeated Amenadiel even though he was nearly powerless; if necessary, he often uses fire and light based strikes in reference to his Morning Star name.

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Known mainly through the popular TV show, Lucifer Morningstar has a much more vivid and interesting comic book background. While he is very adorable and doesn't really seem like he has much to offer, his angelic background and his powers make him truly formidable. He's often a supervillain, but he's not your classic comic book villain.

Lucifer is very close to God in the traditional sense of the term, he's almost as powerful as him, so we had to put him on our list here, but we didn't think he would have much of a chance against the guys. we put on top of it.

7. Antimonitor

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Debut: crisis on infinite earths# 2 (1985)
Created by:Marv Wolfman, George Perez, Jerry Ordway

Anti-Monitor, whose name was recently revealed to be Mobius, is a fictional supervillain and antagonist who debuted in the limited series.crisis on infinite earths, which was published between 1985 and 1986 by DC Comics.

His first appearance was incrisis on infinite earths#2 (1985) (although he initially remained in the shadows until his official appearance incrisis on infinite earths#5-6), and was later destroyed incrisis on infinite earths#12 (1986), only to return after a long absence inGreen Lantern: Sinestro Special Corps#1 (2007) (as part of the "War of the Sinestro Corps" crossover event andblackest night).

The Anti-Monitor has been one of the most formidable enemies the heroes of the DC Universe (or the "Multiverse" as it has been throughout the multiverse) have ever faced. He is directly responsible for more deaths than any other known DC supervillain, having destroyed thousands of universes.

He was powerful enough to kill a distracted Supergirl with almost no effort, though it may be suggested that when the universe was rebooted, most of the deaths attributed to him apparently never occurred. He consumed thousands of universes of positive matter to increase his power and was able to personally fight dozens of the strongest heroes in the multiverse at the same time.

Duringblackest night, even though he became a Black Lantern after being killed by Superboy Prime, the Anti-Monitor was not controlled by Nekron, which reveals how powerful the Anti-Monitor really is, and even an impersonation like Death was unable to control it. , even while he was a power source for the Nekron Corps when he was subdued.

As far as cosmic entities go, this guy is truly terrifying. The Anti-Monitor is a highly destructive force feared throughout the universe, an entity with truly chaotic powers that can destroy anything in its path.

The Anti-Monitor was the main villain of the famouscrisis on infinite earthshistory, threatening to destroy reality as we knew it, and was then able to defeat Darkseid (one of his avatars) in direct combat; this was a stronger version of Darkseid, she recalls. That's certainly more than enough to list it here and give it a higher spot on our list.

6. Necron

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Debut: Tales of the Green Lantern Corps# 2 (1981)
Created by:Mike W. Barr, Len Wein, Joe Staton

Nekron, the fictional personification of the demon Death, is a comic book character appearing in stories published by DC Comics. He first appeared inTales of the Green Lantern Corps#2 (1981) and was created by Mike W. Barr, Len Wein, and Joe Staton.

Green Lantern's recurring enemy, he is the main antagonist of the famous story.blackest night. Nekron is the imaginary personification of Death, the master of an infernal region that seems to be a border between Limbo and Purgatory within the DC Universe. It is the place where the souls of the dead await passage to their final destination, be it the Silver City or Hell.

Nekron draws his power from the souls and spirits of those who have died. During the events ofblackest night, Nekron was revealed to be in charge of the black rings of power, which animate the dead, and teamed up with Scar and Black Hand. When the power level of the Black Lantern rings reached 100%, Nekron appeared on Earth, outside of Coast City.

It also turned out that Nekron, in a partial retcon of an earlier Teen Titans story, was the mastermind behind the miraculous resurrection of many superheroes in the past. By "allowing" deceased heroes to be reborn, he secured a small team of "secret agents".

After resurrecting Batman for a few moments as emotional leverage, he was able to create black rings of power that attached to Superman, Wonder Woman, Donna Troy, Kid Flash, Animal Man, Ice, Green Arrow, and Superboy, transforming them all. in Black Lanterns.

Hal Jordan and Barry Allen were also on the list of possible targets, but Barry was able to avoid their transformation by moving two seconds into the future thanks to his speed. According to Black Lantern Jean Loring, when the Guardians initially tapped into the Emotional Spectrum, Nekron was created from the pre-universe existence as a defense mechanism, Guardian of Darkness.

Given the form of death conceived by the human mind, Nekron marched with his army of the undead, stating that the hunger that grips him is never satisfied. The limits of Nekron's powers are unknown. Geoff Johns has described her as possibly the most powerful dark force in the DC Universe. He displayed the ability to raise the dead, kill with a touch, launch blasts of dark energy, and grow out of proportion.

The incarnation of Death in the DC universe, Nekron had to be sealed away in his own dimension due to how dangerous he was. Nekron controls death and death makes him even stronger; when he invaded Earth during theblackest nighthistory, everyone saw how dangerous this guy was.

Also, he was able to control zombie versions of extremely powerful characters like the Anti-Monitor (well, in a way, but oh well), which shows just how powerful he is.

Luckily for us, Nekron isn't invincible, but he's powerful enough to rank high on our list.

5. Spectrum

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Alias:Jim Corrigan, Crispus Allen, Hal Jordan
Debut: funniest comicsnº 52 (1940)
Created by:Jerry SiegelBrendan Baily
Membership:his antiheroes

The Specter is a character from the DC Comics cosmos created in the 1940s during the Golden Age by Jerry Siegel and Bernard Baily. He had his debut infunniest comics#52 (1940), and later became a member of the JSA in the pages ofall star comics.

The Specter is a divine being endowed with unlimited powers similar to but not the same as the Presence. The greatest power of him is that he can permanently remove the powers of any existing being, except the Presence that grants him such power, and give them to a very lucky select few or destroy them and make them disappear into oblivion.

The first to take up the mantle of the Spectre is Jim Corrigan. A detective who was killed in action, Corrigan is resurrected and given a second chance as a representative of divine wrath, a kind of judge on Earth who decrees whether a mortal's soul has yet to live or is evil enough to deserve the flames of hell for the rest. rest of his life rest of eternity.

In a sense, then, he wasn't exactly a "hero" in the strict sense of the word, but more of a rogue avenger who has no problem killing the bad guys. The construction of the character, over the years, makes him practically omnipotent, capable of changing the very aspect of reality.

Of course, this wasn't much of a problem during the Golden Age, but as the American comic book market entered a long period of crisis (1950s), inevitably, the Specter was gradually forgotten as well.

He returns, in the form of Jim Corrigan, during the Silver Age, this time in the pages ofadventure comics. His omnipotence doesn't seem to be much of an obstacle to using the character; on the contrary, its appearance as a semi-divine entity is exalted, as a representative of God himself among mortals. In addition, his contribution will be essential in the final victory against the Anti-Monitor during the Max Series.crisis on infinite earths.

In the seventies, the Specter reappears in the pages ofadventure comics. This series, written by Michael Fleisher and drawn by Jim Aparo, was known for its particularly gory depictions of punishments, often dictated by law, for retaliation against criminals.

In fact, they were, for example, turned into wax, or wood and then thrown into a saw at an industrial sawmill, or glass and thrown to break. Some fans complained about such violence and in #435, Fleisher, although it is unknown if this was because of the complaints or because it was already planned, introduced a character who shared the ideas of the fans, a reporter named Earl Crawford.

The series was canceled despite the fact that there were several pre-made stories. Several years later, in 1988, these missing chapters were drawn by Jim Aparo and published inwrath of the spectermini series.

As far as the classic DC Comics roster goes, The Specter is hands down one of the strongest characters of all time, comparable, in some ways, to Marvel's Living Tribunal. He is the "herald" of the Presence, his "Angel of Vengeance" who punishes sinners in the name of the Presence, and if DC hadn't expanded their roster with even more powerful characters, Specter would undoubtedly be at the top of the list. our list. list.

He has truly amazing powers and whether he occupies a host or appears in his original form, he is without a doubt a dangerous entity and deserves such a high spot on our list.

4. Superman Prime (One Million)

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Debut: cd one million#4 (1998)
Created by:Grant MorrisonVal Semeiks

Superman primordial(DC One Million) is a version of Superman who appeared in the DC One Million comic, written by Grant Morrison. He is actually Superman, but from 853.thirdcentury, he survived by becoming the living extension of the Sun itself. Superman Prime (DC One Million) is actually the modern day Superman who left Earth sometime in the late 21st century.callecentury, after everyone he cared about died.

He traveled throughout the DC Comics universe and survived by becoming some sort of deity and an incarnation of the Sun itself.

His travels lasted from 21callecentury and ended around the turn of the century 700ºcentury. During his travels, he acquired tremendous abilities and skills from across the universe. Upon returning, he made a pact with his descendants and decided to give them a small fraction of his powers, as long as they served truth and justice. After the pact, he departed and returned to his new Fortress of Solitude at the center of the Super Sun.

When Solaris fired what he thought was the Knight Shard into the Sun to kill Superman Prime (DC One Million), Green Lantern recovered a DNA sample from Solaris's core that had been placed there when it was built and started a supernova reaction. in solaris. . ' essential.

Green Lantern then tried to contain the explosion with his power ring. He was joined by Kal Kent, who contained the blast with his force vision. Superman Prime (DC One Million) suddenly reappeared on Sol after fifteen thousand years of solar power and destroyed the tyrant Sol once and for all with the Green Lantern ring Solaris had accidentally given him.

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The time he spent on the Sun increased his already great power to presumably infinite levels. His strength and all the myriad other abilities he has acquired have also increased to levels never seen since his time on the Sun. After the destruction of Solaris, much was revealed about Superman Prime's hibernation (DC One Million). in the super sun During that time, he waited for Solaris to try his hand at life because, thanks to his time-traveling younger self, he knew the events in advance.

He knew about the DNA sample in the Solaris core, and with the help of Lzyxm Ltpkz (the Fifth Dimension Superman) and Hourman, he used this to his advantage, reviving his love Lois Lane in the process. After what seemed like an eternity, he retreated into the Sun to await her return, and now Silver Lois Lane and Golden Superman Prime (DC One Million) are reunited.

Since his death, life has held little meaning or warmth for him, but now Superman Prime (DC One Million) felt like he was whole again.

Superman Prime (One Million) is the strongest superhero of DC Comics. He is the perfect version of Superman who has spent thousands of years harvesting the energy of a "yellow" sun, thus reaching his full potential. He dwells in the future, and while he's neither omnipotent nor a deity, he certainly is the strongest "normal" character DC has created so far.

He's been beaten a few times and we assume his powers will run out of steam after several millennia, but he certainly deserves such a high place despite these shortcomings, which is why he's here.

3. Darkseid (true form)

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Debut: Friend of Superman Jimmy Olsennº 134 (1970)
Created by:jack kirby

People generally perceive Darkseid as the New God we saw in the comics. Yeah, the kind that conquers planets and loses to Doomsday, Superman, Batman, and others. But, and we should point out, a lot of this is still shrouded in mystery, which appears to be just one of Darkseid's ways.

emThe multiversity guide, the Great Father, also a New God and brother of Darkseid, states that each reality, past, present, and future, has its own version (avatar) of Darkseid. This means that Darkseid is actually an omnipresent, non-corporeal being, fragmented so that he can be present in all possible realities.

As far as we know, only actual multiversal deities (The Presence in DC Comics and The One Above All in Marvel) and Dr. Manhattan have these abilities, which would place Darkseid, his true form, ie very high. on the list of the most powerful beings in comic book history.

Unfortunately, not much is known beyond this observation of his brother. Throughout comic book history,Darkseid's true formhe made several cameo appearances, but was never fully revealed, nor did he play a major role in most of the stories. Because? Simply because the real Darkseid doesn't really care about such trivial things. He is so powerful and so far above general concepts of reality that he doesn't even bother to intervene, choosing instead to send some of his avatars to do the job.

So when did this true form actually appear?

emend of crisis, Darkseid is said to be able to cast a gigantic shadow over the entire Multiverse, proving that he transcends all of reality and existence and not just the ones we've seen him most often.

Likewise, The Flash (Barry Allen) has declared that his fall is so dangerous that he would take the entire multiverse with him. Darkseid's fall would bring about the destruction of existence. Along with this, he was able to create a singularity so powerful that it was swallowing the Multiverse itself, as witnessed by the Green Lanterns.

in the preCrisisarea, Darkseid was able to take control of a total of 3,000,000 Daxamites (humanoid aliens with Kryptonian-like powers) without any help.

Mentioned several years ago but only recently appeared, Darkseid's true form appears to be a universal threat that will require a collective effort to destroy. As if Darkseid's avatars weren't strong enough, his True Form is stronger on many levels and we still have no idea how he can be defeated.

His avatars had certain weaknesses and/or limitations, but none of them applied to his true form, which is why we ranked this version of the character so high on our list.

2. The Presence

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Debut: funniest comicsnº 52 (1940)
Created by:Jerry Siegel, Bernard Baily

The Presence is a fictional character appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. He debuted infunniest comics#52 (1940), written by Jerry Siegel and illustrated by Bernard Baily. The Presence debuted as The Voice (from The Presence), just one of his many guises, and was responsible for empowering Jim Corrigan as the Spectre.

The Presence is a very complex and interesting character in the DC Universe mythos. Although the DC Universe is filled with various deities, author Greg Rucka has confirmed that God (in the Abrahamic sense) is above all of these deities. Although God was a very mysterious character in DC Comics lore, it was later revealed that the famous Presence is actually Abraham's god who oversees the entire Universe.

The Presence has taken many forms throughout the history of the DC Universe, thus displaying one of its many powers. She appeared first as The Voice and then as The Hand, playing a major role inGreen LanternSeries. He has also appeared as The Source, a divine manifestation called "Wally", and as the human-like Presence. This form looks a lot like Doyle's Dr. Watson to us, but you may have a different association.

The Presence is an omnipresent entity that despite this only appears occasionally, but is considered the ultimate creator of the DC Universe and one of its strongest beings.

The Presence is the main deity of DC Comics, comparable to Marvel's One-Above-All. But there is a difference. While One-Above-All is arguably Marvel's most powerful character, The Presence ranks second as the strongest entity yet.

By that, we're not saying that The Presence is weak or has limited powers, but the comics have shown us that the old Watson lookalike can be killed in combat and that his powers are limited compared to the character in question. number one.

He'll be back though, he can't be killed permanently, but the next guy is even better.

1. Doctor Manhattan

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Alias:jon osterman
Debut: watchmakersnº 1 (1986)
Created by:Alan Moore Dave Gibbons

Dr. Manhattan is the pseudonym of Jonathan "Jon" Osterman, a fictional character from the fictional DC Comics universe, he is also one of thethe most powerful superheroes of all time. He debuted in Alan Moore's seminal graphic novel,watchmakers(1986), and played a huge role in shaping the DC Multiverse, even bigger than The Presence.

The creation of Dr. Manhattan was actually an unfortunate incident that befell physicist Jon Osterman, when he returned to retrieve a watch from his lab coat. The lab coat was left in a test chamber, so Osterman entered, but the door closed.

The other investigators are unable to open the door or cancel the countdown to the next activation, and Jon's body is torn to pieces by the force of the generator. In the months that followed, Osterman was able to gradually rebuild himself, until he finally reappeared as a tall, hairless, naked man with blue skin who glowed with an "ultraviolet flame".

Becoming a true superhero, Osterman became known as Doctor Manhattan, after the Manhattan Project, and became a pawn of the United States government and the leader of Watchmen. At one point, he realized the banality of his situation and disappeared on Mars, leaving Watchmen and Earth behind.

Still, at one point he became disillusioned with his role on Earth and teleported to Mars, where he spent most of his time pondering complex metaphysical questions and discovering the secrets of life and creation. He played a prominent role in allowing the Ozymandias plot to prevent World War III, even destroying Rorschach in the process.

He later played a key role in the creation of theFlash pointand New 52 timelines and was the center of the mystery explored by Batman and The Flash during "The Button" storyline. He played another important role indoomsday clock, where -once again- he became a true superhero, finallyerasing from existence.

The undisputed number one on our list and in our opinion thestrongest fictional character ever created, Doctor Manhattan has it all.There's practically nothing it can't do.(he can't change the fundamental principles of nature, but that makes sense) and he's indestructible in every way, except when he decides to destroy himself.

Doctor Manhattan is a human turned god, even more powerful than DC's main deity, The Presence, which is why we've placed him at the top of another list of the strongest fictional characters of all time.

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