2 of The Most Powerful Marvel Characters Who Have Not Appeared In The MCU Yet


Blue Marvel

Blue Marvel in space

Few Marvel heroes rival the pure power of Blue Marvel, first introduced in “Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel” (by Kevin Grevioux, Matt Broome, Sean Parsons, Alvaro Lopez, John Rauch, and Dave Lanphear.) Adam Brashear’s origins date back to the Kennedy administration, where the former U.S. Marine, like many cosmic heroes, gains his powers in an experiment gone wrong.

The scientist’s attempts to harness energy from the Negative Zone end in an explosion that transforms him. Among his long list of abilities, Blue Marvel can manipulate, absorb, and project anti-matter. He has superhuman strength and is practically invulnerable. Brashear also has a genius-level intellect and was a key part of Marvel’s premiere cosmic superteam, The Ultimates.

In the final issue of his debut miniseries, Blue Marvel does what few heroes before him have: Take on the Avengers, including Sentry, and nearly come out on top. In a one-on-one matchup, Blue Marvel stands a serious chance at victory against Marvel’s Golden Guardian and pretty much any other hero on this list, which is indicative of how powerful he truly is.


During the production of “The Marvels,” rumors suggested he might appear in the film, with the hero’s scientific and cosmic prowess fitting in well with the skillset of Captain Marvel and Monica Rambeau — both of whom were previous members of The Ultimates in the comics. That didn’t end up happening, but his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut appears inevitable, with “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” producer Nate Moore mentioning Blue Marvel as a hero he’d love to see come soon in a conversation with Deadline.


Hyperion in a battle area
Hyperion, aka Marcus Milton, is Marvel’s pastiche of Superman but represents a much darker reflection of his DC counterpart. Debuting in “The Avengers” #85 (by Roy Thomas, John Buscema, Frank Giacoia, and Mike Stevens), Hyperion is the leader of the Squadron Supreme, an analog of the Justice League. The hero’s Eternal physiology gives him powers similar to the Man of Steel, including super strength, speed, and durability, and he also possesses heat vision and super-hearing. Like Superman, he draws his powers from the sun and is even weak against magic, with recent stories also hinting that Vibranium is his version of Kryptonite.

After initially sparring with the Avengers in a different reality, Hyperion ends up on Earth-616 following “Secret Wars,” where he has been both a hero and a villain. He becomes the biggest hero on Earth when Mephisto transforms reality into a world without the Avengers during the modern “Heroes Reborn” (by Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness, Mark Morales, Matthew Wilson, and Cory Petit) event.

It is during the storyline where Hyperion brutally kills Galactus and shows off his Superman-like strength by continually taking on any foe or hero who stands against his reign of power.


If the Marvel Cinematic Universe wants to do its own take on (or even satire of) the Justice League, introducing Hyperion and the Squadron Supreme would be a fun twist on its usual approach to heroes. And if they really want to parody the past DC Universe, the fan-cast of Henry Cavill would take the comic book pastiche of Superman to an all-new level.


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