Avengers 4 is, as expected, a thrilling spectacle. Marvel’s greatest heroes unleash their fury on Thanos in a desperate attempt to reverse the effects of the Snap. So many of them are spectacularly powerful and some of them even step up to even greater heights. One particular (and long-awaited) moment raised a huge cheer at our screening. But who is the mightiest of all? To reveal this requires HUGE SPOILERS, so do not read beyond this point if you have not seen the film yet.
At one jaw-dropping moment in the movie, one of the heroes actually kills Thanos single-handed. But Thor’s impressive moment early on barely counts because the Mad Titan is greatly weakened from the backlash after destroying the Infinity Stones.
At the end of the movie, Thor wields both his hammers and the lightning but is still no match for Thanos. Neither is Captain America, nor Iron Man, though both make crowd-pleasing attempts, crowned by Cap proving he is worthy of Mjolnir.
In fact, Thanos also manages to fight off all three at the same time.
So what about Captain Marvel? Of all of them, she actually holds her own against Thanos but it is pretty much a tie. It is someone else entirely who horrifies Thanos as he realises he is outmatched and about to be killed.
No, it’s not Hulk in the rematch everyone was hoping for. He survives wielding all six Infinity Stones but has already been beaten by Thanos in a straight fight.
Marvel boss Kevin Feige actually already teased who was the most powerful character in the entire MCU. After all, Carol Danvers wasn’t the only character to get her powers from an Infinity Stone – in her case the Space Stone.
Wanda Maximoff became Scarlett Witch after her exposure to the Mind Stone and demonstrates the extraordinary power it gave her when she completely overpowers Thanos.
She blasts back all his attacks and then strips him of his armour as she holds him paralysed by her power and terrified for his life.
Thanos only escapes by the desperate measure of calling for his spaceship to unleash all its firepower on the battlefield, killing his troops alongside his foes and breaking Scarlet Witch’s hold on him.
So, there you have it. In terms of pure personal firepower, it is actually the girl from Sokovia who is the biggest boss of all.
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