Most Powerful Non-Superpowered Heroes and Villains in Comics

A list of the most powerful heroes and villains that don't have superpowers (or at least superpowers that are natural, hereditary, magical or are very extreme and provide invulnerability and what not). Power is determined by skill, physique, resources and intellect.

(No ring bearers)

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  • Tony Stark also a billionaire has access to his own advanced technology including his powerful Iron Man power suit.

  • From dodging bullets, to omega beams, to fighting gods in the hellish landscape of Apokolips, Batman does the unthinkable for someone of his power level. He's extremely wealthy with access to a variety of technology.

  • He has ambition matching his intelligence, evidenced by his successful execution of a plan to help Earth towards utopia by ending international hostilities. He is shown to be a ruthless and master strategist, swiftly eliminating anybody who dares to get in the way of his plans, while maintaining total secrecy. Veidt also possesses a photographic memory. Additionally, Veidt is depicted at the pinnacle of human physical ability, to the point of being able to reflexively catch a bullet. He is a superb fighter and martial artist, and an almost superhuman unarmed combatant who easily defeats both Rorschach and Nite Owl.

  • He is a master tactician, born leader and well skilled close quarters combatant. He is the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. and has the entire agency's resources at his disposal.

  • Prometheus is a twisted mirror image of Batman. As a child he watched in horror as police slaughtered his criminal parents in a Bonnie and Clyde style shoot-out. At their death, he swore from that day forward to annihilate "the forces of justice."

  • He has genius level intellect, some of the most advanced technology in the earth realm of Marvel universe and he is one of the most skilled fighters in Marvel if not the best.

  • He is the anti-Batman of Earth 3 who has the nearly same amount of skills, level of intelligence, and gadgetry as Batman with an ulterior motive than that of Batman.

  • Another billionaire on this list access to advanced technology. Luthor typically fights with his own advanced power-suit.

  • His Star-Lord powered suit is able to withstand energy blasts capable of leveling mountains. He has his own spaceship. His suit can apply its own healing factor, put up energy shields. He is also an expert marksman who's weapon of choice is his "Element Gun" and he is skilled at hand to hand combat and sword fighting.

  • She has military training in armed and unarmed combat but she is also the head of A.R.G.U.S. with many government resources at her disposal and she is a master planner as well.

  • While he can barely put up a fight against anyone with a good sense of close quarters combat he can still be very deadly. Joker is obsessed with challenging people who think they're powerful or doing justice. He'll put plans in place that are very powerful.

  • 3rd smartest man alive he is very athletic and is a skilled martial artist. His technology is vastly powerful and allows him to go up against meta-humans and remain virtually undetectable by any form of technology.

  • A powerful hammer swinging hero who protects himself in an advanced steel armored power suit with advanced technology all to replicate the powers of his hero, Superman, and fight for justice.

  • Friend of Tony Stark with his own Iron-Man suit that mimics his militia mentality.

  • Enhanced to peak physical human conditions he can determine how a battle will go before it starts and has the ability to change the outcome as well VIA this pre-cognition skill.

  • Tony Masters, also known as Taskmaster possesses the ability to absorb knowledge and instantly replicate combat skills of anyone he observes. He has used these skills as a teacher to many super villains, henchmen, and even some heroes. In order to clean his record, he started working for the U.S. government as a combat instructor and currently serves as a member of S.H.I.E.L.D's Secret Avengers.

  • Jeanne Foucault is a polymath with the ability to instantly master any action by looking at it once. It is suspected that she might be the daughter of the Taskmaster. She was one of the first students enrolled in the Avengers Academy.

  • Ninjak is considered as one of the most skilled and dangerous beings on earth. He is a master weapon user and has extremely proficient stealth abilities, as shown when he is able to sneak past the X-O Manowar armor. He has also shown extremely advanced martial arts knowledge, being able to kill a man in one strike and even engage superhuman opponents such as X-O Manowar.

  • Snake Eyes is a Ninja of the Arashikage clan and is the most effective warrior they have ever produced aside from possibly Storm Shadow. Snake Eyes is a master martial artist, elite assassin and an expert Commando warrior. He is known for conducting raids all his own against Cobra, single handedly taking down their strongholds.

  • Storm Shadow is considered one of the most dangerous and skilled fighters in the world. He can move faster than the human eye can follow, scale sheer walls with his bare hands and feet, and endure unbearable pain and hardship. He has demonstrated the ability to dodge bullets as well as deflect them with his sword. His sword brother Snake-Eyes is one of the few people in the entire world who can come up against him and survive the occasion.

  • Slade Wilson, the Terminator, was genetically engineered to be the perfect soldier and later he became one of the deadliest contract killers out there. He may be classified as a low-level meta human of sorts but for the most part he is still human with enhanced human capabilities.

  • Enhanced to the pinnacle of human physical potential and equipped with a nearly indestructible vibranium shield. He's also a master of all different fighting techniques and is easily able to use any weapon and develop his own fighting style with it.

  • Since exposure to an unusual radiation generated by a crashed meteor, Savage has been functionally immortal, remaining unaged for over fifty thousand years and possessing a degree of enhanced healing and conditioning, although this ability is intermittently portrayed between allowing him to recover from any injuries sustained to just allowing him to survive anything that might kill him; he is even capable of getting drunk like any normal human. The radiation also gave Savage slightly increased strength, stamina, and speed, and enhanced his intellect.

  • He is a fighter of exceptional skill, particularly when it comes to swordsmanship. He is skilled with horses. He is notably intelligent, particularly in areas of science and especially in physics. He also possesses good tactical and strategic skills. He wields the Ebony Blade, a powerful sword, as well as a photonic sword, the Sword of Light, and Shield of Night.

  • He draws his arrows with twice as much force as any other archer with same accuracy. He has an array of trick arrows and he is an expert hand to hand combatant.

  • He draws his arrows with twice as much force as any other archer with same accuracy. He has an array of trick arrows and he is an expert hand to hand combatant.

  • As the leader of the League of Shadows he is also the strongest among the league's ranks. He is extremely proficient at hand to hand combat and his swordsmanship is only matched by very few.

  • The first Robin trained by Batman he is also the better fighter of all the other Robins that come after him. He gave up on Batman after a while but returned to the Bat Family as Nightwing.

  • Using his heightened senses, Daredevil is able to to create a 3-D map of everything that's around him even thought he's blind! He was extremely agility, athleticism and is an expert fighter.

  • He's an expert marksman and is also well trained hand to hand combatant who is very well experienced.

  • The brother of Steve Rogers he was lost during the last World War to the Soviets. He was given the training as Black Widow and a bionic armor that's stronger than a normal human arm. He is a skilled killer who is proficient in hand to hand to combat and his accuracy with fire arms is just as exceptional.

  • She is the ex-wife of Hawkeye but more importantly she has fighting skills that are said to rival that of Captain America. She has recently even drank serums that have allowed her to gain similar abilities as Captain America and Black Widow.

  • She has physical abilities like Captain America from drinking a different version of the super-soldier serum. She is an expert in martial arts and she is trained to be the ultimate agent.

  • She is the deadliest assassin in DC Universe who has trained the Batman and Tim Drake. She is regarded as possibly the best fighter on earth by Batman.

  • Renowned as being the greatest assassin of Marvel she is the most dangerous enemy of the Daredevil and she is a master at hand to hand combat and she uses a variety of sharp weaponry and projectiles.

  • The future Batman with brilliant futuristic tech that surpasses the tech of all other Robins and even Batman. Terry is also a well trained combatant.

  • Batgirl herself with great tactics, combat skills and master gadgetry. She is the strongest Batgirl as well.

  • Solid Snake is an exceptionally skilled and competent soldier. With knowledge and expertise in a wide array of weapons and warfare tools. Snake is also a skilled hand to hand combatant, even having trained in CQC (Close Quarters Combat) with Big Boss himself. Snake is also fluent in six languages, and possesses knowledge and expertise in parachuting, scuba diving, submersible operations, mountain climbing and many other activities useful in his line of work.

  • The Baroness is Cobra Commander's "Right-Hand Woman"-the second-in-command of Cobra. Ruthless, beautiful, passionate, and an efficient killer, The Baroness is a deadly enemy of the forces of freedom.

  • Shana O'Hara, Code Name: Scarlett was the first woman to join the G.I. Joe team. She is one of it's deadliest members, skilled at Commando Ops, assassination and the Martial Arts. A weapons expert, she prefers her XK-1 Power Crossbow. She has been romantically attached to Snake Eyes since the team was formed in 1982.

  • Father of Cassandra Cain and one of the deadliest assassins ever trained by the League.

  • Kate Kane has no metahuman abilities. However she is extremely proficient in both armed and unarmed combat as a result of her West Point education and BEAST basic training coupled with two years of undocumented special operative training with members of the British Special Air Service, U.S. Navy S.E.A.L.S. and other military contacts. She is extremely physically fit and was senior elite in gymnastics at West Point. Her military training and lifestyle has instilled a deep sense of discipline and leadership that is reflective in her actions as Batwoman.

  • Red Arrow with great close quarters combat skills and is an impressive tactical archer.

  • Another Robin who gave up on Batman after his death by the Joker's hand wasn't avenged. He later became the Redhood and one of Batman's more troubling foes.

  • A social worker turned hero, Sam Wilson's bleak outlook on life was wiped away the day he met Captain America. Using a winged costume and his remarkable combat prowess and avian telepathy, he became the Falcon - defender of Harlem.

  • The original Wrath, whose true identity was never revealed, was one of the world's greatest hitmen. He plagued Gotham for weeks, killing cops everyday to avenge the deaths of his criminal parents who had perished in a shootout with a rookie Jim Gordon decades in the past. Fascinated with the Batman, he mimicked the hero's costume, fighting style and methodology.

  • A native of the planet Halfworld in the Keystone Quadrant, Rocket Raccoon is a longtime member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, usually serving as the team's strategist.

  • Extremely strong ruthless killer who is empowered by a toxic-steroid called Venom. He most notably known for breaking the bat and just being one of Batman's greatest supervillains. His weakness lies in the venom that's supporting (connected to) him and the fading of his abilities over time without any more of it.

  • Throughout his varied careers as a boxer, marine, commando, and CIA agent, Moon Knight possesses a wide range of skills and abilities including military strategy and tactics, infiltration and stealth techniques, military interrogation and torture techniques, driver evasion techniques, and is a competent pilot who can fly most types of aircrafts. He is an expert in a wide variety of military firearms including pistols, sniper rifles, and machine guns with a marksman rating. His military training and background makes him not only an unconventional hero, he can and will use drastic means and extreme violence to stop criminals.

  • Actual Son of Batman trained by the League of Shadows he is one of the deadliest of the different Robins.

  • Coming out of nowhere Stephanie has managed to use her martial arts and gymnastics skills to take on threats who have more training and power than her.

  • A renowned hunter turned bumbling villain, Thomas Blake lived with a lion pride in the wild to rediscover himself. Now more deadly and resourceful, Catman has become one of the world's premier hunters and trackers.

  • One of the most skilled of the numbered agents he is a world class hit-man and is tactical and resourceful that he can get himself out of almost any situation.

  • He has genius-level intelligence, master swordsmannship skills, mastery in martial arts, great marksmanship, computer hacking skills, and mastery of stealth. He's an anarchist who stands for the same ideas Enlightenment authors represented.

  • Master swordsman and member of the suicide squad in DCEU. Wields Soul Taker which can cut through souls.

  • The Ragman acquires corrupted souls by absorbing them and adding them as rag in the suit. Doing this, however, makes the Ragman weak and sick. The Ragman can use the physical powers of any number of the corrupted souls that make up his suit. This increases his strength, speed, and stamina with every soul. However, it is difficult to tap into a large number of souls at one time. The Ragman suit will materialize whenever he is in danger, and it can teleport the Ragman to wherever he's needed. Also, The Ragman suit can turn into other forms and weapons. The suit has shown some power of flight or levitation (referred to as "walking" on water in Ragman: Cry of the Dead).

  • As the daughter of Ra's Al Ghul she was trained in the League to have similar skills as her father.

  • Revived by the Court of Owls he was trained to become a deadly fighter who has managed to cut down Batman and his son.

  • A skilled hand to hand fighter who is also a master hacker.

  • The son of Oliver Queen, he took up his father's mantle after his father disappeared and trained to be a master martial artist and tactical archer.

  • Wildcat, before living the life of a super hero, was a professional boxer. Fighting crime using his Boxing skill, Ted is an expert hand-to-hand combatant. Besides being considered the World's Greatest boxer to ever live Ted is a master in Krav Maga, Muay Thai, Hapkaido, and Capoeira. He has trained the likes of Batman, Barbara Gordon, Superman, Mr. Terrific, Black Canary and numerous others. Ted is known for being able to knock out highly trained fighters in one hard hit. As well Ted has in circumstances has shown the ability to read body movement and predict and know where his opponent will strike before they do allowing himself to defend against it.

  • One of the sharpest shooters in DC Comics, Deadshot is sneaky assassin who shoots bullets in close combat as well.

  • Another sharpshooter and deadly foe of the Daredevil. He is capable of turning anything into a deadly projectile and shooting it with insane force.

  • Duke has no superhuman powers or abilities. He is in exceptional physical condition, and capable in both armed and unarmed combat. He is very intelligent, and a gifted leader. He is also a skilled linguist, and is known to speak English, French, German, and an unspecified number of Southeast Asian languages. He has undergone Special Forces training, and so possesses a great deal of specialized skills and knowledge pertaining to combat and espionage.

  • This mob hitman has trained extensively in various martial arts. His goggles allow him to record and analyze all he sees, and his speed and reflexes are enhanced by cybernetics

  • A very skilled predator who can adapt to any terrain and seek out the weaknesses of his preys. A killer adversary of Spiderman.

  • The third Robin who later became the Red Robin. Tim masters the staff as it is his weapon of choice and like the other Robins he is also generally a good hand to hand combatant.

  • An expert combatant trained in warfare, Crossbones is an accomplished military tactician, and is thus able to formulate strategies on the battlefield. He also has extensive training in martial arts, street-fighting, marksmanship, and various forms of hand-to-hand combat.

  • He has held his own against Batman and is an expert marksman skilled in martial arts as well.

  • Lady Bullseye is an assassin that works for the Hand. A former sex slave of the Yakuza, she escaped after Daredevil's enemy Bullseye infiltrated and slaughtered the gang. His martial prowess served as the girl's inspiration.

  • First child of the Demon's Head, Ra's Al Ghul and half-sister of Talia al Ghul.

  • The Guardian possesses exceptional combat and tactical skills. He was trained in many forms of fighting, and excelled at gymnastics, thinking quickly on his feet, and deduction. His only weapons are his golden helmet and shield.

  • Bruce Wayne's father and the CEO of Wayne Enterprises he has access to a great deal of resources and is the vengeful and merciless version of Batman in an alternate reality.

  • A man bent on getting his revenge he feels no remorse when it comes to taking down the people who destroyed his past life. He accumulated a vast fortune he's a master planner and expert swordsman.

  • Green Hornet, with his sidekick Kato, use martial arts as well different weapons like gas guns to fight crime, riding in their car the "Black Beauty."

  • Although possessing no superpowers, Kato has a lifetime of martial arts training behind him, mastering Bushido and Shinobido to the highest degree. Mostly using his bare hands, he can also formidably use any martial arts weapon and is skilled at improvising weapons out of ordinary objects and using his surroundings. His martial arts training also allowed him to be at peak physical condition.

  • Michael Desai is a skilled businessman and is presumably of high intelligence. He also appears to have metahuman powers, although they're not explained. He has demonstrated super strength with a degree of invulnerability and the ability to control stone statues. Whether or not these powers are a part of his skin condition is unknown.

  • A long-time enemy of Captain America, Johann Schmidt is a proud Nazi general and the embodiment of evil, fear, and horror. He is known as the ruthless Red Skull.

  • Once known as Marcus Johnson, Nick Fury Jr. is the second son of the legendary Nick Fury, and the leader of the Secret Avengers. With a military history and a knack for espionage, he has gone on to follow his father's footsteps as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

  • She is a formidable hand-to-hand combatant, and skilled in various martial arts, and she is an expert markswoman, swordswoman, and gymnast.

  • A skilled barbarian who is proficient with all types of weapons and at hand to hand combat.

  • A police officer who was brainwashed and transformed into an agent for the Order of Saint Dumas. He fights for what he thinks is right wielding the "Sword of Azrael".

  • Named after the angel of death, Jean-Paul Valley was an agent of the Sacred Order of Saint Dumas. Jean-Paul becomes a more independent crime fighter after acting as Batman for a time.

  • Her parents were killed (like many others in this list) by powerful mafia families. She spent her life avenging her families deaths as the Huntress. She is a furious combatant who uses crossbows.

  • Night Thrasher possesses excellent hand-to-hand fighting ability and is trained in various martial arts; he has been able to hold his own against the Punisher

  • A genius who funds his research to save his wife as she is trapped in the block of ice he put her in. He has powerful cryo-technology that he uses to freeze and impale (sometimes to kill) people who are in his way.

  • Cassie Hack is the lone survivor of an attack by a slasher called the Lunch Lady... A slasher who happened to be her own mother! Now Cassie travels the world with her monstrous partner and friend, Vlad, hunting down and destroying slashers wherever they find them!

  • Normal assassins in the league are still very capable and dangerous killers with great skill.

  • She fights sneakily and with swift movement resembling her cat like persona. She is able to fight against Batman and the different Robins as well sometimes.

  • Fierce and powerful combatant with swift and agile movements. (Non-bad-luck power version)

  • Union Jack is an exceptional hand-to-hand combatant and a skilled athlete. He wields a Webley .455 pistol, a steel dagger and his costume is bullet-proof.

  • Created in pulp books before Batman, Tony Quinn was a brash Defense Attorney to the mob. When he refused to cross the line and was tortured and blinded, Quinn transformed into the Black Bat and embarks on a quest to right the wrongs of his past.

  • The vulture's harness augments his physical strength, durability, speed and agility despite his age. However the vulture's key ability is his intellect. Highly skilled in mechanical engineering and very crafty and cunning. Deception usually works in his hand. Wearing his harness, Vulture has the strength to lift around 700 lbs, making him peak human for his age. After removing the harness, his abilities begin to fade, however it is unknown how long it takes for him to completely return to a normal man. With his harness and wings on, Vulture is able to fly at a constant speed of 95 mph for up to 6 hours without tiring. With flight, he can go no higher in altitude than 11,000 feet above sea level,. as humans cannot breathe higher than this without aid. Vulture is a highly skilled flyer, as he can maneuver greatly and fit through narrow spaces with ease while flying.

  • Karate Kid is considered the greatest martial artist of all time. Karate Kid is the master of every documented form of martial arts to have been developed up to the 31st century. He possesses the ability to sense the weakest spot in objects and people and his skill in hand-to-hand combat is seemingly superhuman, allowing him to simulate super-strength blows.

  • An excellent detective who trained himself to be an excellent hand to hand combatant as well.

  • A deluded sidekick/girlfriend of the Joker who is not afraid to swing a mallet at anyone or shoot them. She can be playful but also very lethal.

  • Top strategist and organizer in Gotham Underworld he is able to withstand fights against Nightwing and Batman.

  • Aside from his entirely muscle-replacing-fat body he is known for being the king of mobsters who controls crime power in New York City.

  • An evil genius who is able to set up malevolent schemes. He even shares knowledge of martial arts, athletics and hand to hand combat.

  • A genius who constantly challenges Batman's intellect and resources with his own. He'll do anything to challenge Batman.