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Posted by teefurtree (1191 posts) 2 years, 7 months ago

Poll: How strong is MCU Luke Cage? (35 votes)

1 ton 11%
2 tons 17%
3-5 tons 37%
5-7 tons 14%
8-10 tons 20%

Now that we have a wider collection of showings from the show, where would you gauge Luke's strength level? This is based on the standard Marvel Strength Scale, where the weight listed is the weight one could press overhead. Keep in mind, the world record overhead press (the lift specified by the Marvel scale) is around 450 lbs, or 0.23 tons.

1-2 tons - about a Toyota Prius

3 tons - about a Ford F-150

5-7 tons - an adult African elephant

10 tons - a larger semi-truck trailer

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#1 Posted by AngelJax (11756 posts) - - Show Bio

Around 2-4 tons.

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#2 Posted by teefurtree (1191 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay, so the consensus is around 2-4 tons, making him probably somewhat stronger than Cap. It does highlight the stark difference in the ways Cap and Luke use their strength, as Cap rarely performs "strongman" acts such as breaking metal bars, bending guns, and things of that nature, as Luke does all the time, and Luke rarely uses the speed and jumping capability/agility that should come along with his strength, and Luke is not an unskilled/sloppy fighter, just chooses to be slow. It might be painful for Cap to perform those feats, but he seems durable enough that he should be able to do it. Just interesting to me.

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#3 Posted by Space_Coyote (3209 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah the show proved that Luke is not unskilled. He just never had a reason to use any skill in his fights until the end.

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#4 Posted by deactivated-5ad4cb41c7fb8 (3527 posts) - - Show Bio

Stronger than Captain America. Weaker than Iron Man (Any Suit).

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#5 Posted by teefurtree (1191 posts) - - Show Bio
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#6 Posted by Battle123axe (9053 posts) - - Show Bio

Stronger than Captain America. Weaker than Iron Man (Any Suit).

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#7 Posted by rogueshadow (29379 posts) - - Show Bio

Pretty strong:

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#8 Posted by MICKEY-MOUSE (36849 posts) - - Show Bio

He's lifting strength isn't actually that great as you would think so far: mostly because he hasn't needed to lift really huge things. But, he's got some great damage output.

Right now he's very much a street level brick and I hope it stays that way for the sake of the show, but who knows what they have planned for Defenders.

I'm guessing Defenders is being giving the biggest budget and marvel will cough up the cash gladly.

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#9 Posted by Tayssti (1328 posts) - - Show Bio

@lukehero said:

He's lifting strength isn't actually that great as you would think so far: mostly because he hasn't needed to lift really huge things. But, he's got some great damage output.

Right now he's very much a street level brick and I hope it stays that way for the sake of the show, but who knows what they have planned for Defenders.

I'm guessing Defenders is being giving the biggest budget and marvel will cough up the cash gladly.

Yup. Id say Cap has higher showings of lifting strength. Cage is just extremely tanky.

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#10 Posted by HulkBusterx9 (1536 posts) - - Show Bio

Can’t picture him lifting anything more than 3 tons

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#11 Posted by Emperorb777 (11292 posts) - - Show Bio

Stronger than Cap