Don’t worry, we’re not here to argue whether Marvel characters are better or DC characters are. Both Marvel and the DC Universe have their own unique characters and storyline that sets them apart from each other. Both the universes have got their own fan base who are nuts about the superheroes and villains.
But well, Marvel fans might want to look away for this one because listed below are the strongest DC characters of all time!
Created by: Jerry Siegel and Bernard Baily
First Appearance: More Fun Comics #52 (1940)
The Spectre is one of the most powerful characters from the DC universe and was created by Jerry Siegel and Bernard Baily. He is so powerful that there is almost nothing he can’t do.
Not only can he do high-quality magics but also possesses the power of vengeance, Omnipotence. He has access to unlimited power. With full of magic and the power of vengeance, he also has additional abilities. The Spectre has enhanced Senses and also has a great ability to investigate.
The Spectre is so great that he can even manipulate space and time according to his will. He is also immortal, it would be a shame if the Spectre is not on our list.
Created by: Gardner Fox, Howard Sherman
First Appearance: More Fun Comics #55 (May 1940
The legacy of heroes in the world of magic and the person who has mastered every type of magic, Doctor Fate is without a doubt one of the strongest characters in the DC Universe.
Doctor fate is filled with powers and abilities, although he knows every type of magic, he also possesses Divine Empowerment. With this kind of power, he can easily crush the strongest of the opponents because Divine Empowerment is also known as a gift from the gods or curses because it has a massive amount of power in it.
Doctor Fate also possesses Telekinesis, and his Telekinesis is so powerful that he once moved a whole planet into the sun. Truly, Doctor Fate is one of the strongest characters in DC, who can move a world using his mind man?
Created By: Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
First Appearance: Watchmen #1 (September 1986)
Manhattan, who was a nuclear physicist turned into something so powerful because of his radioactive particle test, after the experiment he possesses the powers of God.
Manhattan has a complete list of powers and abilities. He can time-travel, with this ability he once went to his past timelines and witness the events there in a third-person view. He can travel a timeline at any ‘time’ according to his will. He can also see the past, future, and present.
He can even change the time while he travels at it. Manhattan also possesses the power to oversee other universes, the Cosmic Awareness. After his experiment, he also possesses the power of immortality. His appearance will never change and neither he will ever age.
If you think this DC character could be killed by normal guns then let us tell you, the bullets will pass right through his body. He is simply a God, a human who became a God.
Created By: Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
First Appearance: Action Comics #1 (April 18, 1938)
Superman is so powerful that he is also known as, the most powerful human being on Earth. The limits of his powers and abilities are out of the chart, this man can do anything. Shoot laser through his eye. superhuman strength, fly, just anything.
Superman has battled with opponents his whole life and with so many battles he has gained a vast amount of experience, By utilizing that experience, he has become an Expert Combatant, he can almost fight with anyone, maybe it is because of his Indomitable will power.
Although Kryptonite can stop Superman, he is still one of the most powerful and you can’t change that fact. One of Superman’s best powers is his X-ray vision, with this ability he can see through any kind of object.
It’s hard to outsmart Superman because he has an excellent analyzing ability, he will think of any way to stop his foes.
Created By: Joe Staton
First Appearance: Tales of the Green Lantern Corps #2 (June 1981)
Nekron is also known as the Lord of the Unliving. He is one of the most powerful forces of the DC universe who can summon the dead ones. He is the main villain of Blackest Night. He is the main antagonist of life, he is the opponent of every living thing.
The power that Nekron possesses is unlimited. He has the most powerful dark force in the entire DC Universe. He gets his powers from the spirits and should of the dead ones. He also draws power from the Darkness, which gives him a tremendous amount of power. Plus, he is immortal, Nekron can’t die. The superheroes should come up with a plan to defeat Nekron.
Even if Nekron gets defeated ‘somehow’, he can return to the land of Unliving, he is the Lord of Death himself, the word Death means nothing to him.
Created by: Neil Gaiman, John Bolton
First Appearance: The Books of Magic #1 (December 1990)
Michael is also known as the Guardian of the Gate of Heaven, he is so powerful that he led all of the angles in the War in Heaven. He is also known as the most powerful being in the entire DC Universe.
The list of powers and abilities Michael has is just nuts, Michael possesses every kind of power. He can travel to other realms by opening gateways between dimensions, he can even kill people with a single stare. He once stared at two angles and they turned into dust.
No one can simply harm Michael, he possesses Invulnerability, they can barely even scratch him. He is also immortal, but even if someone manages to kill him, he can come back to life by reconstructing himself with energy.
He can even teleport from one realm to another realm and can alter his size as well. It is stated that Michael can even kill someone with a single touch. No one can deny the fact of him being one of the strongest DC characters.
The Darkest Knight
Created By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
First Appearance: Dark Nights: Death Metal #2 (September 2020)
The Batman who laughs, with the brain of Bruce Wayne with more enhanced powers and abilities. Batman who laughs is the leader of the Dark Knight. He was so good that he started his own journey and conquered the cosmic power.
The Batman Who Laughs possesses the power of Manhattan, he has Nigh-Omnipotence, an unlimited power. He is a really smart character because he thinks like Bruce. He also has the ability to fire darkness beams through his hands and generate chains of darkness. To add a cherry to the cake, he is also Immortal and nothing can harm him.
This man possesses every ability you can name, he can time-travel, has cosmic powers, and has a powerful laugh. It is stated that once he laughed so loudly that it shook the entire planet.
The Batman Who Laughs absolutely deserves to be on the list of the strongest characters.
Created By: Gardner Fox, Harry Lampert
First Appearance: Flash Comics #1 (1940)
Flask has been in the DC Universe for almost several decades. He is one of the iconic characters of the DC and also the strongest one. The first person to wear the suit of Flash was Jay Garrick.
Jay Garrick did some experiments and eventually discovered Flash, after the rest is history. He decided to help the justice and stop the crime. Flash is simply incredible, he possesses super speed. In a blink of an eye, he will be in front of you after he finishes traveling a whole country.
With such speed he also possesses super stamina, this man just can never get tired. The powers of Flash always keep on upgrading with each story, he is simply an incredible and powerful character of the DC Universe.
Flash will keep upgrading his powers, being more powerful than ever.
Created By: Mike Carey
First Appearance: Lucifer #4 (September 2000)
Elaine Belloc is one of the strongest characters in the DC universe. She is the daughter of Michael Demiurgos and the girl who has the throne of Heaven.
Elaine is the main reason behind the story of Lucifer comic. She possesses the power of Omnipotence, Omnipresence, Omniscience, Wings, and many more. She is simply filled with powers that rule the whole of heaven. After absorbing the power of her grandfather, she simply became the new god.
She is a powerful God of Lucifer’s Universe, she might seem like a weak kid at the beginning but it doesn’t change her being in this list of the strongest DC characters.
Created By: Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding, Jerry Ordway, Louise Simonson, Roger Stern
First Appearance: Superman: Man of Steel #17 (1992)
The experience Doomsday had to go through is more than tragic, he had to endure the agony of death not only once, but more than a thousand times. This affected his mindset so much that he started hating every kind of life.
It’s not that Doomsday has not been defeated, he has been killed more than once but he has also come back to life repeatedly. Each time he gets revived he gets stronger than he was in his previous life. And each time he needs to be killed in a new way because the old trick won’t work twice against him.
Doomsday has killed uncountable opponents. He is so powerful that once he even killed Bertron, his own creator, and killed every living being on Krypton. He even possesses the power to destroy planets, he has killed living beings on several planets as well.
Doomsday is so powerful that he has defeated the entire Justice League in “minutes”. He even defeated Superman, the most powerful being on earth. He was the first villain to remain victorious against the man of steel.
Created By: Bill Parker, C. C. Beck
First Appearance: Whiz Comics #2 in December 1939
Shazam, originally known as Captain Marvel, is one of the strongest superheroes in the Dc Universe. Shazam is the world’s mightiest mortal, a super-hero that is exceptionally powerful. Whenever he tells the word “Shazam” he gets incredibly powerful and turns into a different persona.
Even the word “Shazam” explains his powers
- S- the wisdom of Solomon
- H- the strength of the mighty Hercules
- A- stamina of the Atlas
- Z- the great power of Zeus
- A- courage of the great Achilles
- M- the great speed of Mercury.
His powers have been granted by Greek Mythology. He simply possesses the power of Gods. The superhero with the power of legends is simply one of the strongest ones without a single doubt.
Created By: Bob Haney, Lee Elias
First Appearance: House of Secrets #61 (1963)
Eclipso is one of the strongest villains in the DC universe. He was a strong cosmic entity that represented the wrath of God, but then he chose the path of evil. He can even bond with humans making them hosts and taking put their anger using the black diamonds.
Eclipso can also take out the deep and darkest evil of a person and manipulate them. He can even cast powerful magical powers and even manipulate the weather like Gods, he can cause naturals disaster like thunderstorms, floods, etc.
He is so powerful that he caused a whole solar eclipse drowning in the world of darkness. This proves how strong Eclipso is. He can even speak the language of angles and control multiple hosts at the same time.
Created By: John Broome, Carmine Infantino
First Appearance: The Flash #139 (September 1963)
Zoom Thawne is a genius person who is a twisted criminal, also known as the Reverse-Flash. He is one of the strongest DC characters because he travels through time to battle with the opponents who he hates the most.
Reverse-Flash has to be more powerful than Flash, he has the ability to create a Negative Speed Force. With such ability, he can get access to other abilities and powers that the Speed Force doesn’t have access to.
He can even create an aura of Negative Speed Force, that aura acts as a shield and protects him from impacts of Friction and Kinetic Impacts. Not only these but he also possesses acceleration healing, Electrokinesis, and even Dimensional Travel,
Reverse-Flash sue is one of the greatest characters in the DC universe. He was the only DC character that Manhattan couldn’t permanently destroy when he tried to turn into energy. This shows why Reverse-Flash is on this list.
Created By: Jack Kirby
First Appearance: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #134 (1970)
Darkseid, the king of Apokolips and the villain who is filled with hatred and darkness. Darkseid is a merciless tyrant, a villain who goes straight for the kill. He only wanted to take control over the Anti-Life Equation, after gaining control over it he could take the whole free will of the sentient. universe.
There are only a few multiverses in the DC world that can surpass the god of evil, Darkseid. He has the unshakeable will, he will always move on he takes the grasp over the entire multiverse and all of the creation.
One of the greatest power of Darkseid is that he possesses the power, New God Physiology. When Darkseid is in his true form, he is almost undefeatable. Darkseid is without a doubt, one of the strongest characters in the DC world.
Created By: Marv Wolfman, George Pérez, Jerry Ordway
First Appearance: Crisis on Infinite Earths #2 (1985)
Anti-Monitor is one of the most powerful characters of the DC Universe who possesses the powers to control the Antimatter Universe. In the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Anti-Monitor almost destroyed the whole Multiverse, killing almost billions.
He has destroyed thousands of universes in his journey. He is so powerful that even The Spectre couldn’t defeat him. Anti-Matter also killed the first flash. He is filled with powers, he has super-human strength, can produce destructive energy bolts, incredible durability.
He has even killed Supergirl without any effort. He is the most known opponent of every superhero, he has almost given every superhero a great hard time. He has even defeated Darkseid, the leader of Apokalypse, and at that moment, Darkseid was in his strong form. It’s crazy that the power limits of Anti-Monitor are out of the chart.
Created By: Created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino
First Appearance: Superman #123 (August 1958)
Created By: Jerry Siegel, Bernard Baily
First Appearance: More Fun Comics #52 (1940)
The Presence is the source of all things, the creator of everything. He is often presented as the God o the Abhramic religions. The Presence has also taken many forms in the history of DC Universe, he has appeared as The Hand, The Voice, and The Source.
He possesses the power to empower the angels and even bring the dead ones back to life. Once, the fallen angel, Asmodel tried to defeat the Presence but he failed completely because it is stated that the Presence is in every corner and can never be destroyed.
The Presence is known as the ultimate creator of the DC universe. He possesses the power of God, Omnipotencem also known as Infinite power. He is one of the strongest entities of the DC Universe, although he was once defeated by his own fallen archangels, this doesn’t mean that he is weak.
He will be back again in the DC Universe with more surprising powers and abilities.
Created By: Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg
First Appearance: The Sandman #4 (1989)
Lucifer is the ruler of hell, with this much saying you can understand why he is one of the strongest characters of the DC Universe. Originally he was one of the angels but he started a revolt against God, and now he is known as the greatest Devil.
He can even re-create and re-shape the foundation and matter of the creation into anything he can think of. Lucifer doesn’t possess many powers like other characters, but even without using any powers, he defeated Amenadiel. ]
The villain is close to earning the title “God”, he is almost powerful as a god, It’s only a matter of time until he grasps that title. And don’t forget that he is an archangel, he can bring people back from death that he has slayed. He is much more superior and powerful than the other Angels.
Created By: Neil Gaiman
First Appearance: The Sandman #1 (1989)
The Endless is a family with seven members. Each family member represents one aspect of life: Death, Destiny, Dream, Desire, Destruction, Despair, and Delirium.
They are truly one of the fearsome and powerful beings of the DC Universe, when they are in their realm, their power level almost goes off the chart. They have an infinite level of power. It’s a fact that the only rivals of the Endless are The Presence, the creator of the universe, and the Archangels.
Each member of the Endless has a personality that displays by their appearance and behavior. Each of the members of the Endless is powerful and strong to stand on their ground against the strongest.
They are all immortal, ageless, and nigh-omnipotent. It is stated that The Endless are older than the angels, gods, and any other supernatural beings. They have lived since there was a sign of life on the Earth. The older they are, the more experience they have, so it is more hard to defeat them.