The DC Universe is full of great icons like Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, who walk the streets and skies of these stories and battle equally with powerful supervillains to safeguard the world’s population. Every character has a distinct set of talents and abilities that raise them to metahuman level, but who is the most powerful?
Who are the DC characters who are so powerful that they can punch the moon or time itself out? We’ve got a list for that! Here is our list of the top 14 most powerful characters in the DC Universe.
1. The Existence
This entry is a little unfair, but if I don’t include it, the internet will eat me alive. The Presence is DC’s portrayal of God, a peerless figure who bestows powers on some of DC’s most powerful characters. He is mentioned more than seen, which I think is appropriate.
He bestowed powers on the Spectre, established the DC Universe, and accomplished other marvels that only the creator of existence could. The Presence is unparalleled, so he had to take the top slot here.
2. The Phantom
Spectre is, without a doubt, the most powerful entity in the DC Universe. He is not only endowed with magical abilities, but he is also a god of vengeance. In a nutshell, he is the apex.
3. Elaine Belloc
Elaine Belloc is the heir to Heaven’s throne. Her powers include atomic manipulation, magic, immortality, omniscience, omnipotence, and omnipresence. She is the daughter of Michael Demiurgos (who we missed on this list but would probably rank somewhere around here). She is the second most powerful resident of the DC Universe, after The Presence.
Elaine is a newer addition to DC canon when compared to the other characters on this list. She debuted in Lucifer #4 (September 2000) and has quickly risen to become one of DC’s most formidable characters. After Fenris the Wolf murders her father, she effectively becomes the ruler of Heaven after the Presence departs.
4. The Manhattan
Doctor Manhattan, known for being a deconstruction of Superman, has been enormously popular for a variety of reasons. Obviously, the first is his physical appearance. He had a blue tan and many extraordinary skills such as invincibility and the ability to annihilate any enemy at the highest level.
5. Morningstar Lucifer
Let’s face it, few things are more strong than the genuine devil. While the Lucifer series does show us a softer aspect of the original fallen angel, Lucifer Morningstar remains a terrifying force. He understands magic, has tricks, is a master manipulator, he has it all. Not only that, but he is the ruler of Hell. While he isn’t strictly evil in biblical terms, he’s still not someone you should mess with, which is why he’s ranked third.
In terms of destruction power, Anti-Monitor is second only to Dr. Manhattan. He is also well-known for destroying multiple universes.
7. The Endless
Although it’s difficult to imagine more powerful beings than Dream, Death, Destiny, Despair, Desire, Delirium, and Destruction, it’s difficult to imagine more powerful beings than Dream, Death, Destiny, Despair, Desire, Delirium, and Destruction.
Having said that, the beings rated higher than this dysfunctional family frequently defy these beings, thus consider this point to be the barrier between beings and primaeval beings. Each Endless has control over their own domains and realms, acting less as antagonistic/protagonistic forces and more as facts of life.
Damage is thought to be more powerful than Superman. He is often compared to The Hulk as his own version of a jade giant.
9. Superman Prime
Consider Superman, but stronger, faster, and so on. Superman Prime is a future Supes with a twist: he dwelt within Earth’s sun for 15,000 years and became an unstoppable force. Superman Prime is supposed to have the capacity to travel through time and space, eventually seeing Heaven, Hell, and other locations beyond human comprehension.
Aquaman possesses superhuman strength, but it is not his sole ability. His great strength allows him to swim successfully and survive in the depths.
11. The Darkest Knight
The Batman Who Laughs transforms into The Darkest Knight during the last act of Dark Nights: Death Metal. He imprisons and smashes Perpetua, completing his transformation into the universe’s most dangerous enemy – and the Justice League’s biggest headache.
He is an omnipotent force of evil and a being of incredible physical and mental strength. We haven’t seen The Darkest Knight/The Batman Who Laughs yet, but given DC’s increased output of animated films, it wouldn’t be a terrible idea to keep an eye on that sphere.
The origins of DC can be traced back to the world’s vulnerability and peril. Darkseid was the threat that mankind wanted to remove in 1952. He was the most powerful evil, more so than any other hero.
Perpetua is a relatively fresh addition to the DC Universe. She, like The Batman Who Laughs, has yet to appear onscreen but will almost certainly be brought back for a future adaption. Perpetua, who has been imprisoned in the Source Wall for centuries, breaks free and begins rallying her forces (including a supercharged Lex Luthor) to fight the Justice League and set her ancient plot in motion.
Perpetua not only created the Multiverse, but she also gave birth to the ridiculously strong Monitor, Anti-Monitor, and World Forger. She is a member of The Hand, a cosmic entity responsible with the creation of universes. She is a being of inconceivable power, capable of being surpassed only by someone like The Darkest Knight.
14. Wonder Woman
When you are popular, you are unquestionably powerful, and Wonder Woman is no exception. She possesses incredible speed, stamina, and durability.