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DC Comics

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From DC Database

The purpose of this scale is to, eventually, put all of the characters of the DC Universe in order, by raw physical strength, including the amount of weight each listed character can lift over his/her head with arms fully extended. If this list includes any artificial augmentation of strength by way of outside forces such as telekinesis or mutagenic changes (such as Lex Luthor's enhanced strength from the Everyman Project), it will be noted in parenthesis.

These figures have been known to change from comic to comic, but these values are generally recognized as average for the character and the most recent we know of.


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Below Normal: cannot lift one's own body weight

Normal: able to lift one's own body weight

Athlete: able to lift one's own body weight up to double one's own body weight

Peak Human: able to lift double one's own body weight up to the 800 lb level

Note: The weight of 800 lbs is the greatest amount of weight a human can lift, within the DC Universe, without being considered superhuman.

Superhuman: 800+ lbs to 2 ton range

Note: Any character capable of lifting more than 800 lbs, in the DC Universe, is counted as having superhuman strength.

Superhuman: 2+ tons to 10 ton range

Superhuman: 10+ tons to 25 ton range

Superhuman: 25+ tons to 50 ton range

  • Bane (with Venom) 45 tons
  • Killer Croc (56 tons)

Superhuman: 50+ tons to 75 ton range

Superhuman: 75+ tons to 90 ton range

Superhuman: 90+ tons to 100 ton range

Superhuman: Class100+ ;Potentially incalculable (able to lift far in excess of 100 tons)


(Note: Many characters' upper power and strength limits have varied greatly over the course of their written histories. Those in the 100+ range, can generally lift as much as 100,000 tons; such as Superman, Wonder Woman, and Darkseid.)

References

  1. The DC Comics Encyclopedia 2004
  2. Who's Who #1 Mar. 1985/The DC Comics Encyclopedia 2004
  3. Who's Who #10 Dec. 1985/The DC Comics Encyclopedia 2004
  4. Who's Who #10 Dec. 1985/The DC Comics Encyclopedia 2004
  5. The DC Comics Encyclopedia 2004
  6. Who's Who #25 Mar. 1987/The DC Comics Encyclopedia 2004
  7. Hardware #16 June 1994
  8. Who's Who #22 Dec. 1986; The DC Comics Encyclopedia 2004; JLA #233 Dec. 1984
  9. Who's Who #5 July 1985/The DC Comics Encyclopedia 2004
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  11. Who's Who #19 Sept. 1986; The Doom Patrol #10 July 1988; The DC Comics Encyclopedia 2004
  12. Who's Who #5 July 1985
  13. Who's Who Update 88 #3
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  15. Who's Who #25 Mar. 1987/The DC Comics Encyclopedia 2004
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  17. http://en.dcdatabaseproject.com/Big_Barda
  18. Icon #16
  19. www.starnet-database.com

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Marvel Database

Up to date as of February 09, 2010

From Marvel Database

The purpose of this scale is to, eventually, put all the characters of the Marvel Universe in order, by raw physical strength, including the amount of weight each listed character can lift over his/her head with arms fully extended based upon information taken out of the various printings of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe and other encyclopedic comic books styled after the OHOTMU. If this list includes any artificial augmentation of strength by way of outside forces such as telekinesis or mutagenic changes (such as Hulk's Gamma Ray bombardment) and Cosmic Energy (Such as Silver Surfer's Power Cosmic) it will be noted in parenthesis.

See also Superhuman Strength Category for a complete list of categorized articles.

These figures have been known to change from comic to comic, but these values are generally recognized as average for the character. In some situations characters are depicted as able to lift more than the stated weight but many of these situations arise when the character is under stress and is running on adrenalin. Some figures listed for some characters have been taken from older sources but are still accurate, since more recent handbook and handbook-styled comics haven't printed information to contradict the figures taken from these older sources.


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Below Normal: cannot lift one's own body weight

Normal: able to lift one's own body weight

Athlete: able to lift one's own body weight up to double one's own body weight

Peak Human: able to lift double one's own body weight up to the 800lb level

Superhuman: 800+ lbs to 2 ton range

Superhuman: 2+ tons to 10 ton range

Superhuman: 10+ tons to 25 ton range

Superhuman: 25+ tons to 50 ton range

Superhuman: 50+ tons to 75 ton range

Superhuman: 75+ tons to 90 ton range

Superhuman: 90+ tons to 100 ton range

Superhuman: Potentially incalculable, able to lift in excess of 100 tons

  • (Note: The upper limit of the physical strength of these characters is unknown.)

Undefined: Possessing some degree of superhuman strength, though the current and exact extent of physical strength is not as clearly defined

  • Caiera Oldstrong - More than 75 tons but no more than 100 tons[32]
  • Epoch - More than 800 lbs but no more than 25 tons[3]
  • Eric The Red - More than 800 lbs but no more than 25 tons[3]
  • Frankenstein's Monster - More than 2 tons but no more than 10 tons[102]
  • Gargoyle - More than 800 lbs but no more than 25 tons[3]
  • Grandmaster - More than 800 lbs but no more than 25 tons[112]
  • Huntsman - More than 75 tons but no more than 100 tons[20]
  • Jack of Hearts - At least 25 tons (There is a possibility that the upper limit of his strength could be higher as his overall power level often fluccuates.)[20]
  • J2 - More than 75 tons but no more than 100 tons[112]
  • Killer Shrike - More than 800 lbs but no more than 25 tons[118]
  • Mephista - More than 25 tons but no more than 75 tons[26]
  • Rage - More than 75 tons but no more than 100 tons (While not using his strength for violence)[51]
  • Sabreclaw - More than 800 lbs but no more than 25 tons[135]
  • Sabretooth - More than 800 lbs but no more than 25 tons[136]
  • Sasquatch - More than 25 tons but no more than 75 tons[134] (Current Sasquatch form)
  • Super Skrull - More than 75 tons but no more than 100 tons[70]
  • Thing - More than 75 tons but no more than 100 tons[137]
  • Ultron - More than 75 tons but no more than 100 tons[51]
  • Warpath - More than 800 lbs but no more than 25 tons[73]
  • Wild Thing - More than 800 lbs but no more than 25 tons[73]
  • Wolverine - More than 800 lbs but no more than 2 tons[136] (He has demonstrated sufficient physical strength to snap steel chains[138][139] and to lift the weight of a dozen men over his head, with one arm, and hurl them through a wooden wall.[140]

Notes

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  2. 2.0 2.1 OHOTMU vol.3 Masters Edition #32 (Jul. 1993)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 All-New OHOTMU A-Z #4 (Mar. 2006)
  4. 4.0 4.1 OHOTMU vol.3 Masters Edition #29 (Apr. 1993)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 OHOTMU vol.3 Masters Edition #21 (Aug. 1992)
  6. All-New OHOTMU A-Z #2 (Feb. 2006)
  7. 7.0 7.1 OHOTMU vol.1 #3 (Feb. 1983)
  8. OHOTMU vol.3 Masters Edition #16 (Mar. 1992)
  9. 9.0 9.1 OHOTMU vol.3 Masters Edition #17 (Apr. 1992)
  10. 10.0 10.1 OHOTMU vol.1 #5 (May. 1983)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 OHOTMU vol.3 Masters Edition #13 (Dec. 1991)
  12. OHOTMU vol.1 #8 (Aug. 1983)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 OHOTMU vol.3 Masters Edition #23 (Oct. 1992)
  14. OHOTMU vol.1 #11 (Nov. 1983)
  15. 15.0 15.1 OHOTMU vol.1 #2 (Feb. 1983)
  16. 16.00 16.01 16.02 16.03 16.04 16.05 16.06 16.07 16.08 16.09 16.10 16.11 All-New OHOTMU A-Z Update # 3 (2007)
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 All-New OHOTMU: A-Z Update #2 (2007)
  18. 18.0 18.1 OHOTMU: Update '89 #1 (Jul. 1989)
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 OHOTMU Mighty Avengers: Most Wanted Files (2007)
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  24. All-New OHOTMU A-Z #6 (Jul. 2006)
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  26. 26.00 26.01 26.02 26.03 26.04 26.05 26.06 26.07 26.08 26.09 26.10 26.11 26.12 26.13 26.14 26.15 26.16 26.17 26.18 26.19 26.20 26.21 26.22 26.23 26.24 All-New OHOTMU A-Z vol.6 #7 (Mar. 2009)
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  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 OHOTMU vol.3 Masters Edition #25 (Dec. 1992)
  37. 37.0 37.1 OHOTMU vol.3 Masters Edition #34 (Sep. 1993)
  38. All-New OHOTMU A-Z vol.6 #3 (Jun. 2008)
  39. OHOTMU: Update '89 #2 (Aug. 1989)
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 All-New OHOTMU A-Z vol.6 #4 (Aug. 2008)
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 41.3 All-New OHOTMU A-Z vol.6 #5 (Oct. 2008)
  42. 42.00 42.01 42.02 42.03 42.04 42.05 42.06 42.07 42.08 42.09 42.10 42.11 42.12 42.13 42.14 All-New OHOTMU A-Z vol.6 #6 (Dec. 2008)
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  48. All-New OHOTMU A-Z #8 (Aug. 2006)
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  76. OHOTMU vol.1 #1 (Jan. 1983)
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  90. 90.0 90.1 OHOTMU vol.1 #10 (Oct. 1983)
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  140. Wolverine vol.2 #1 (Nov. 1988)

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