Who's the most powerful of the original seven?

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#1 Posted by Gambit1024 (10217 posts) - - Show Bio

No doubt, the JLA is one of (if not the) most powerful superhero teams in all of comicdom. Which of the founding seven (pre-Flashpoint) is the most powerful? Which has the most impressive non-PIS feats?

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#2 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (17050 posts) - - Show Bio

Between j'onn, supes and Hal

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#3 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23390 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman and Superman have the best feats.  
 
Superman would be the most powerful. 

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#4 Posted by BatteredArmor (6234 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman

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#5 Posted by capfan80 (363 posts) - - Show Bio

Supes got the feats I think. J'onn has the widest array of abilities. Hal, the Flash and Wonder Woman are all beasts in their own rights. And remember, if it comes to magic you start looking for Wonder Woman immediately while the rest get nervous. Aquaman always seems weak but when you get stuck next to these powerhouses its hard to shine. On most other teams he would be one of the most powerful.

Batman is a completely different animal. Its like comparing Lex Luthor to Doomsday as powerful villains. Clearly Doomsday is way more powerful but only a fool would count Lex out. Same with Batman in this crowd.

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#6 Posted by The Stegman (36877 posts) - - Show Bio

going by pure powerset and capabilities alone, Martian Manhunter followed by Superman>Flash>Wonder Woman> Hal jordan>Aquaman> a non prepped Batman

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#7 Posted by Primmaster64 (21668 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman

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#8 Posted by RazzaTazz (11946 posts) - - Show Bio

Kind of depends, I think it depends on what you needed them for.  Superman for beating up Darkseid, but I would choose Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter or Green Lantern in a lot of situations over him

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#9 Edited by RedK (2541 posts) - - Show Bio

going by terms of raw power i'd say it would be

Superman> j'onn> Wonder Woman> Flash> GL> Aquaman> Batman

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#10 Posted by RyuHayabusa (2039 posts) - - Show Bio

Flash/Martian>Superman>Wonder Woman>Hal>Aquaman

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#11 Posted by cattlebattle (16025 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Manhunter has the widest variety of powers....useful powers, I'd say he is

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#12 Posted by kidchipotle (15716 posts) - - Show Bio

There is no definite answer to this question. Each member brings their own to the table which makes them part of the "Big Seven."

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#13 Posted by SirLaughsAlot22 (10 posts) - - Show Bio

man hal got his as whooped

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#14 Posted by r3d_rob1n (543 posts) - - Show Bio

@capfan80 said:

Batman is a completely different animal. Its like comparing Lex Luthor to Doomsday as powerful villains. Clearly Doomsday is way more powerful but only a fool would count Lex out. Same with Batman in this crowd.

This is a great point. But in terms of raw power against a random enemy I'd list them as follows:

Superman> Martian Manhunter> Wonder Woman> Hal> Flash> Aquaman> Unprepared Batman

Of course each of them has their strengths and weaknesses and against one of their own opponents they should be favored (Superman may be the most powerful being on earth but against the Joker he has been consistently outclassed) but the above is my ranking for them

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#15 Posted by Lady_Liberty (10703 posts) - - Show Bio

I would have to say Martian Manhunter is the most powerful over all.

Each character has things they excel in, of course, but none can match the Manhunter's over all power.

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#17 Posted by Deranged Midget (18346 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman>MM>Flash>Wonder Woman>Green Lantern>Aquaman>Batman

Superman, GL, and Flash have the most impressive feats.

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#18 Posted by dustinriedesel (2 posts) - - Show Bio

Whether you're looking at historical feats or future potential, you have to take Superman. Of all the alternate earths and future timelines, he ends up being the most dominant.

Besides, I think weaknesses hurt a hero more than superpowers help a hero. So even though Supes has a lot of powers, it's the fact that he's so darn tough that puts him in a league above the Amazon's, the Lantern's or the Martian.

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#19 Posted by redsonjustin (23 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman no doubt.

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#20 Posted by PowerHerc (86184 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman is the most powerful and he has the most impressive feats.

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#21 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1715 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, Supes seems the man for this job, but wait until Batman arrives...prepared...

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#22 Posted by ssejllenrad (13104 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman = Most powerful/ Highest Raw Power... Highest Power Attained (thoughtbot)

J'onn = Most versatile/Highest chance of beating them all

Batman = Strongest PIS

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#23 Posted by TheWitchingHour (1350 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman probably has the most impressive feats but I'd say that either Green Lantern or Martian Manhunter are most powerful due to base stats and versatile powersets.

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#24 Posted by primepower53 (6064 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman>MM>Wonder Woman>Flash>Green Lantern>Aquaman>Batman

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#25 Posted by Tunsieon (322 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Flash

2. Martian Manhunter

3. Batman

4. Superman

5. Hal Jordon

6. Wonder Woman or Aquaman

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#26 Posted by WildValentine (306 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

Batman and Superman have the best feats. Superman would be the most powerful.

Pure truth!

Although, I'm also under the inclination that, when she's not holding back, Diana's pretty damn powerful.

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#27 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23390 posts) - - Show Bio
@WildValentine said:

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

Batman and Superman have the best feats. Superman would be the most powerful.

Pure truth!

Although, I'm also under the inclination that, when she's not holding back, Diana's pretty damn powerful.

She is, only thing about that though, both Superman and the Martian hold back a lot more than she does.
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#28 Posted by TDK_1997 (17482 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman

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#29 Posted by karrob (4304 posts) - - Show Bio

@ArturoCalaKayVee said:

There is no definite answer to this question. Each member brings their own to the table which makes them part of the "Big Seven."

Agreed

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#30 Posted by Video_Martian (5650 posts) - - Show Bio

@PowerHerc said:

Superman is the most powerful and he has the most impressive feats.

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#31 Posted by fodigg (6243 posts) - - Show Bio
  • Superman is the strongest
  • Wonder Woman is the deadliest
  • Martian Manhunter is the most powerful

And yet, Batman wins.

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#32 Posted by Gambit1024 (10217 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm kind of surprised at some of the answers I'm getting. You'd think that with all the praise Flash gets on almost every battle forum, that he'd be the popular vote.

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#33 Posted by TheCrowbar (4397 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman in terms of personal power.

Aquaman in terms of military and political power.

Batman wins.

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#34 Posted by Aero_gt (846 posts) - - Show Bio

@ssejllenrad said:

Superman = Most powerful/ Highest Raw Power... Highest Power Attained (thoughtbot)

J'onn = Most versatile/Highest chance of beating them all

Batman = Strongest PIS

This.

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#35 Posted by Spectre108 (276 posts) - - Show Bio
The Martian
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#36 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (3249 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman, J'onn and Hal in order. Not sure if Hal could take J'onn or not

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#37 Posted by DEGRAAF (8405 posts) - - Show Bio

@Tunsieon said:

1. Flash

2. Martian Manhunter

3. Batman

4. Superman

5. Hal Jordon

6. Wonder Woman or Aquaman

Where did you come up with this list?

@Gambit1024 said:

I'm kind of surprised at some of the answers I'm getting. You'd think that with all the praise Flash gets on almost every battle forum, that he'd be the popular vote.

lol i was actually surprised anyone would put him as the most powerful.

@ssejllenrad said:

Superman = Most powerful/ Highest Raw Power... Highest Power Attained (thoughtbot)

J'onn = Most versatile/Highest chance of beating them all

Batman = Strongest PIS

This seems most correct

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#38 Posted by KRYPTON (2424 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman, easy win for the Bat-dude.

But then, Superman if you are just talking about power-power

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#39 Edited by Nerx (15351 posts) - - Show Bio

Martian Manhunter

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#40 Posted by Tunsieon (322 posts) - - Show Bio

@DEGRAAF said:

@Tunsieon said:

1. Flash

2. Martian Manhunter

3. Batman

4. Superman

5. Hal Jordon

6. Wonder Woman or Aquaman

@Gambit1024 said:

I'm kind of surprised at some of the answers I'm getting. You'd think that with all the praise Flash gets on almost every battle forum, that he'd be the popular vote.

lol i was actually surprised anyone would put him as the most powerful.

I don't see Aquaman running around changing the universe.

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#41 Posted by lvenger (30778 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman, Martian Manhunter and Green Lantern. Those guys have the best feats and are the most powerful in my opinion.

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#42 Posted by DEGRAAF (8405 posts) - - Show Bio

@Tunsieon said:

@DEGRAAF said:

@Tunsieon said:

1. Flash

2. Martian Manhunter

3. Batman

4. Superman

5. Hal Jordon

6. Wonder Woman or Aquaman

@Gambit1024 said:

I'm kind of surprised at some of the answers I'm getting. You'd think that with all the praise Flash gets on almost every battle forum, that he'd be the popular vote.

lol i was actually surprised anyone would put him as the most powerful.

I don't see Aquaman running around changing the universe.

lol yea i wouldnt have chosen him either. While i believe Flash is important i wouldnt say he is the most powerful. While i believe Matrian Manhunter is the most dangerous when all hope is lost and it looks like all is doomed Superman is alays the one people look to to be saved, even heroes.

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#43 Posted by TheCannon (20266 posts) - - Show Bio

It's a tie between superman and J'onn

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#44 Posted by TheCannon (20266 posts) - - Show Bio

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Can I ask what the heck this is?

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#45 Posted by TAneT62 (1099 posts) - - Show Bio

SuperMan ... WonderWoman ... J'onn

GL is only powerful because of his ring, take it of him then bam, hes the weak link.

considering raw power and what not, SM, MM AND WW are the top 3 no doubt

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#46 Posted by sinestro_GL (3651 posts) - - Show Bio

Kal-El

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#47 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (18985 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCannon: Evidence of why is a president of the Team Batman Always Win, at least is against Deathstroke, so Deathstroke wins.

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#48 Posted by TheCannon (20266 posts) - - Show Bio

@DeathpooltheT1000 said:

@TheCannon: Evidence of why is a president of the Team Batman Always Win, at least is against Deathstroke, so Deathstroke wins.

Okay.

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#49 Posted by daxamite (114 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd say superman because he has everything speed,flight,strength,breath,vision powers,space without breathing, and all this on levels not even martian manhunter or wonder woman can even imagine. His mind is advanced and pretty much immune to psychic attacks or take over once he puts him mind to it, (telepathy,intangible) is nothing that supes needs he did fine all these years without those powers.

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