The 20 Most Powerful DC Characters, Ranked

From Wonder Woman to Darkseid, the DC Extended Universe is packed with power

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Power can look like a lot of things, and nothing quite exemplifies that like the world of comic books. In this case, the soon-to-be-defunct DC Extended Universe (DCEU). 

The interconnected DC universe hasn’t been around as long as its Marvel counterpart, but the Warner Bros. franchise has served up a kaleidoscopic roster of heroes, supervillains and antiheroes that can do serious damage to their opponents. But they’ve got different ways of doing it. 

With his combination of superhuman strength, speed, flight and laser-eyes, Superman can plow through you, pummel you to dust or incinerate you with his vision. He could grab you by the arm and fly 100,000 feet into the air before dropping you back to the ground where your body would most definitely be destroyed. The Flash can run so fast that he can literally alter history and bring the world to the brink of destruction. Or, he could just run right through one of his enemies, with the raw force ripping them to shreds. And Zeus can eviscerate you with a bolt of thunder. You get the idea. 

The question is, which power is the most valuable? And who is the DCEU’s most powerful being? As “Blue Beetle” hits theaters and ahead of James Gunn and Peter Safran’s reboot of the DC universe (which formally begins with Gunn’s “Superman: Legacy” in 2025), The Wrap takes a shot at answering those questions by ranking the most powerful DCEU characters.