The Best Brawlers/Fighters and Brutes

NecroshaThese badasses are skilled scrappers but they are not always muscle bound behemoths.They're not always the biggest or hulking brutes (but they usually are) and they're often more than just brawn. They don't always need a fighting style, technique or weapons they just need their fists and ridiculous strong-ness. These are the characters you never want to piss off.

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  • OK Betty Ross Banner got herself hulked so she's super strong and super durable but when Betty is red she is a completely different lady. Think of She-Hulk but red, angrier,a bit more slutty and there you have the alluring Red She-Hulk.

  • Oh, She-Ra, this babe is dangerous and knows how to bring the hurt. She is the twin sister of He-Man/Adam...so she's like lady He-Man, you can tell by the amazing rack.

  • Deathblow...not a lot needs said about how good he is at hurting people

  • The guy totally beat the crap out Superman. Superman had to call in help, what a punk. Atlas is a badass.

  • One of my favorite characters and ass-kickers. He knows what you're going to do before you do and since he is both designed and trained to be the best in close quarters combat this along with his semi-super strength makes him a world class ass-kicker. I kind of miss the trench coat though.

  • This guy is simple: he punches hard and he just won't die...BECAUSE HE IS ALREADY DEAD!

  • Killmonger...he goes by Killmonger. Scary name for a big scary genius bad guy. So he is best known for being Black Panther's greatest adversary both physically and mentally. The guy's a tactical genius but most importantly, he's huge and is good at beating the hell out of people.

  • Caliban is one of my absolute favorite characters for his diverse personality, which when under his own faculties is kind and childlike but that is not always the case. When augmented this adorable guy is a hulking brute that can kick ass while still being kind and childlike.

  • Pretty awesome name in my opinion. Cecil is a brutal combatant and enjoys fighting which has led to a lucrative career as a bodyguard/fists for hire. Not only is he good at punching people really hard but he gets stronger and bigger whenever he hits or get hits. Freight Train is kind of an amalgam of Strong Guy and Hulk but cockier and a bit a jerk.

  • Great googly moogly this guy is vicious. Butcher even scares the most super of "super" heroes in his world. You don't want to mess with him he is good at hurting people and likes doing it.

  • These jerks are super strong and constantly causing trouble for nearly everyone in the Marvel U. These guys are a bunch of thugs that are as strong as Thor and enjoy hurting people...I repeat JERKS!

  • Oh this blonde goddess is an actual goddess and then some. Since she is Asgardian she is really strong, naturally loves battle and is a great warrior-es. She is an excellent hand to hand combatant but she also wields the fabled magical sword Dragonfang and rides a magical horse...basically she is the perfect woman.

  • He is legendary. Known for his brute strength, fighting prowess, his unmatched skill with many armaments and his skill with the ladies.

  • The boy scout can really kick some serious ass when he wants to but usually only when he needs to. With Superman being a pretty famous good guy and a known powerhouse, so why would you be bad he is faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than a locomotive.

  • OK think of her as a much prettier version of Superman...with boobs.

  • The suit makes the man, as well as the super tough stone covering. Titan (sweet name) is super strong and tough as rock, literally. A frenemy (mostly enemy) of Invincible but he has been beating his way to the top of the mob food chain.

  • Luckily female Viltrumites don't have to grow mustaches (notice most the guy do). This is one sexy but very strong and very dangerous babe. She comes from a race of warriors and a warrior she is.

  • The path to hell is paved with good intentions. Definitely one of my favorite Invincible characters, but I love to hate him and vice-versa. If he he isn't trying to save the world by destroying it he's probably beating the hell out of my boy Invincible. He and Mark have gone toe to toe multiple times and Dinosaurus always beats him down so yea he's one hell of a fighter.

  • The guy is the law! He ishuge and strong, and will crush you if he feels like it.

  • Oh, just another goddess who is in fact a goddess.She and Valkyrie are the 2 strongest Asgardian females. Sif is of course a great warrior and has extensive combat training. She has fought alongside Thor (SHE IS THAT LUCKY BASTARDS GF..Norse gods of thunder have all the luck), the Warriors 3, Balder and other badass Asgardian's. Don't get on her bad side...if she has one (get it...she's hot.)

  • Nothing better than a woman who is smart, successful and strong enough to rip a person in half. The original Lady Hulk can beat me into submission any day

  • This beauty is Marvel's Wonder Woman. Each version of her has been ridiculously strong and a hell of a fighter.

  • This girl is a badass she turns into a 12 foot tall hulking troll and specializes in ass kickery....but there is a downside to her power...

  • This green power house doesn't get enough respect! This guy's strength is on par with Superman, Thor and Wonder Woman and he is a great brawler but he can do so much more! J'onn posses all the abilities of Superman but he can also mess with your mind via his vast telepathic/telekinetic abilities and that's not all! He is a shape-shifter and also capable of invisibility and intangibility. Such a badass!

  • Brittany...the old guy named Brittany a.k.a Brit is a talented ass kicker

  • Practically limitless strength to go with his invulnerability, heat vision, ice breath, super speed/flight mesh very well with his unrivaled hand to hand combat skills but what is the cherry on top of this badass sundae is the awesome mohawk

  • Though he doesn't seem like it Anole is a fierce warrior and brave leader. He may be a bit on the small side but what he lacks in size he makes up with heart, kick ass abilities look at his arm, very badass)and being trained by Wolverine helps.

  • Once your average murderous psychotic thug until a dip in some "magic" chemicals granted him rock hard skin and super-strength. Even before he got his powers he was a challenging fight for Spider-Man. With his superior abilities and great street fighting skills he began his climb up the ladder of the criminal underworld.

  • Such a cool name, Zandale has one crazy story behind him. Poor guy has to fight bad guys all the time and then lives two lives, his and his, apparently crazy, twin brother. He's the black Invincible, he's a force to be reckoned with.

  • Another Kal-El, this guy is of course an alternate version of Superman. Though the same Kal-El he is more brutal and muuuuuch stronger and more resilient.

  • Good ole Mettle has a heart of gold and fists of metal. This super teen has had it rough since his powers began to manifest but those powers have made him a shiny red badass.

  • Being a Hulk automatically makes he a badass but she actually gets weaker the angrier she becomes.

    UPDATE: Banner gave her a serum that "cured" her anger driven strength drain

  • Another Hulked out brute that is really good at punching those he wants to punch. What is unusual about this guy is he has an actual split personality not just his transformation dual identity.

  • King of the ridiculously strong and vicious warrior race Viltrumites. So of course he is very strong, very resilient, very fast and he can fly. Being the Grand Regent means he is one of the oldest and strongest and the biggest jerk.

  • This jerk nearly killed Invincible twice. This guy 100's of year old and has plenty of battles under his belt. Conquest is not only a great fighter/brawler he is a sadistic bastard; he actually enjoys hurting and killing people.

  • Quite a story behind this guy but all that is needed to know about him is that it has been said he can punch the moon in half with a single blow and he was able to defeat the Mighty Avengers and fought Sentry to a near stalemate.

  • General Thadeus "Thunderbolt" Ross is a perfect example of irony (and karma). He was once the Hulk's and Bruce Banner's sworn enemy because he hated them both with all of his being but now he is what he hated. But with his new Hulk-ness General Ross can go toe to toe with the strongest beings in the universe (green Hulk included) but unlike Hulk he has the brilliant mind of a seasoned war veteran making him a master strategist and an effective warrior.

  • Mark Grayson a.k.a Invincible actually hasn't been a masked hero that long (seriously, think about in the Image-verse maybe 2 or 3 years)but he has gone through a lot and I mean A LOT! He is a hell of a brawler and a brute for an average sized 19 year old. He has kicked a lot of ass but dose something rarely seen in comics HE WORKS OUT! This kid is strong as hell and only gets stronger so don't piss him off.

  • The Viltrumites are born warriors, they are blesses with immense strength, durability, speed, flight and near immortality. They are a Darwinist race that conquer and kill to expand their empire, jerks even "purged" their own population of those they deemed weak. Trust me these people are brutal fighters and are good at it.

  • Can't believe I forgot this big red ape. Not only is he super-strong, durable and fast healer but he has at least 60 years of combat experience. oh yeah, and a freaking hand of rock known as the Right Hand of Doom...such a badass.

  • Being known as Daredevil, The Man Without Fear, Guardian Devil gives him quite the intimidating reputation. Luckily, he surpasses his reputation and is known for being a brutal and skilled fighter...especially for a blind guy. With or without his trademark Billy Club Daredevil is capable of major ass-kickery, he's a blind boxer/ninja don't get on his bad side.

  • HE WILL KILL YOU!! He's pretty badass, hard to kill AND HE HAS KNIVES!

  • ROBO THOR! Yep, a clone of the mighty Thor plus Stark Tech gives us this psychotic cyborg. He and and his knock-off mjolnir have tussled with the Avengers, New Avengers and many other heroes and like the real Thor, Ragnarok hits hard and is good at it.

  • Wow, Iron Fist, name is awesome, he earned that name by KILLING A DRAGON AND STICKING HIS HANDS IN IT'S HEART! The dragon bath allows him to do channel his Chi to do amazing super-human level stuff. Known as an Immortal Weapon (also an awesome name)he is one of the greatest martial-artists ever, this translates to a highly skilled ass-kicker.

  • This guy no matter which Hulk he turns out to be either, grey,green skaar, professor Hulk or the normal "dumb" Hulk is a certifiable BAD ASS. You want this behemoth on your side, the angrier he gets the stronger he becomes....definitely awesome. This guy can kick some ass so he is for sure a brawler.

  • Oh poor Vic Alvarez inherited his powers through sad events but now he is a certifiable bad-ass. He has Chi abilities similar to Iron Fists though much less training but he is still very capable beating up the bad guys.

  • This muscle bound behemoth is a genius and skilled scientist, I'm serious...looks can be deceiving. This guy is kind of like the Hulk, the bigger he gets the stronger he becomes...but he gets dumber though and vice versa, smaller=smarter. Maul can either out-think you and/or beat the crap out you.

  • Helspont sounds like hell spawned, very villainous. This guy can not only physically take on the likes of Mr.Majestic and Superman he often beats the hell out of them but vice versa. Oh, and besides being a physical powerhouse he can shoot energy blasts, move stuff with his mind (telekinesis) and control/read minds (telepathy).

  • Apollo another Superman level hero but very unlike our beloved Kal-El. Though he too is solar powered, just imagine him as a more violent/brutal, blonde, gay Superman. Not only is he a badass but his boyfriend Midnighter is plenty dangerous.

  • Yes, another Superman archetype but this powerful bastard is a real bastard. This guy destroyed the old Wildstorm universe, he fought off Stormwatch, the Authority including Mr.Majestic...so dangerous...so douchey.

  • Kaine is awesome hands down (his clone/bro Peter is awesome too)he's the dark, broody and edgier Spider-Man. He is a highly trained killer but nowadays he is kill free but still a dangerous badass. He's a bit rougher on the bad guys, tends to have an urge to kill baddies but still he is a hero work in progress.

  • The absolute cutest "tough guy" there is. Princess Powerful can punch someone to the stratosphere with little effort but her "2nd mutation" makes the greatest board game player EVER! Its easy to underestimate this little gal but once you do you are too late.

  • Known as "the deadliest woman in the universe," this woman may not be as strong as other powerhouses but she is really good at fighting and never loses. This warrior babe is practically unbeatable in battle.

  • This jerk basically has been an enemy of everyone at one point. He is most commonly known for beating on Hulk and Thor but he has practically fought everyone, he's like the Marvel doorknob, everyone's had a turn. Mr. Creel can throw-down with the best with just his fists and ball n' chain but his shape-shifting and absorbing powers really help too.

  • Such an an angry young lady. She is known to (try) to smack around the Avengers and other good guys. Though she isn't part of "Team Hulk" her power of harnessing her hate and rage into super strength and durability.

  • ROBO HULK! Think Hulk but with cosmic powered laser eyes! He contains a small a mount of the Power Cosmic which even running low on power he can still punch a hole in a mountain. Even better he can self-repair, survive most any attack oh, yeah and shoot lasers from it's eyes!

  • HE 'KILLED' SUPERMAN!! Defeating the man of steel is quite a feat thus meaning he can throw down with the best.

  • This buxom babe is a powerful psycho. She, like both her father and brother, possesses both super-strength and durability and has knack for violence and all around douchery.

  • Oh boy, Tribulus is a hulking electricity shooting brute that can/has easily slapped Supergirl around.

  • He is an interesting character, a super strong fighter but he is actually a gentle soul. Jerry Sledge is becoming quite the hero despite his parentage.

  • One kick-ass babe, awesome name, nice body and best of all a redhead. Nothing like being raised by Granny Goodness on Apokolips training with the likes of Big Barda to make make you an ultimate sexy bad-ass. Her super strength, healing and durability (thanks to being a New God) along with her ridiculous hand-to-hand combat skills make her a force to be reckoned with.

  • This old geezer has been kicking butt and being a badass for a loooooong time, he's at least 20,000 years old. Not only is he extremely strong and nearly invulnerable but he can fly, energy blasts, telleport and he has psionic abilities...guy is a world class power house that is good at punching.

  • Luke Cage may not be his real name but no one cares, he's a bad ass.

  • Being a slayer (which is an awesome title) has its perks; super-strength, durability, boosted healing, crazy agility, natural skill with ANY weapon, get to meet interesting people and...creatures/monsters. Watch the show, read the comics it proves she is a true badass.

  • The dark elf Algrim the Strong now known as Kurse is ridiculously strong. The Beyonder doubled his strength not once but twice his strength is now immeasurable and he has serious anger issues, He's kind of like a dark elf Hulk. Beyonder and his organic armor make him practically invincible.

  • A fave of mine I can't believe I haven't added yet. Though I'm annoyed he has become more monstrous (I prefer just scaly and claws, not over 7 ft tall and no snout)he is still awesome. He can rip bank vaults open and is a skilled street fighter, actually a hell of a brawler. He actually gives Batman a challenge which means he is definite badass.

  • Oh, another super strong Hulk that is good at hitting bad guys hard and this guys really, really smart.

  • Meet Marvel's schizophrenic Superman.

  • Oh, this beautiful tatted babe is a redheaded Amazon which makes her my perfect woman. She is not your typical Amazon, she is a little rough around the edges, but like the others she is one hell of a warrior. Grace uses her super-strength, durability and crazy healing as a bouncer and bodyguard...oh and for the occasional super heroics.

  • AQUAMAN IS AWESOME...if you disagree you are dumb. He can lift an armored bank van over his head easily,he has a sweet trident, when he gets shot in the face he just gets annoyed, oh and he can "talk" to fish.

  • The guy is so strong he has to wear a suit to limit his strength. Though powerful, Kingdom Come Superman was unable to stop Gog but Citizen Steel did it with a single blow. This guy is a powerhouse among powerhouses.

  • So many powers so little time. Though the son of Al Pratt (the original Atom) he has DNA "imprints" of many other heroes making him ridiculously powerful. He's like a living nuclear reactor, he is radioactive Superman. Calling him a powerhouse is an understatement.

  • She is super strong and super angry. Kinda like She-Hulk but without the sunny disposition and charm.

  • He can become ginormous and super strong...stay out of his way.

  • Wildcat may be an older fella (he does age slower though)but he is known for being one hell of a fighter.His skills are renowned amongst the hero world because he was a pro boxer and he has trained the likes of Batman, Black Canary and even Superman

  • Hank Hall is a lot of people...Extant, Monarch and Hawk. No matter what he calls himself Hank is a fighter, a brawler, a scrapper. He's the avatar of War as Hawk so he is destined to punch people.

  • Ole Leonid is quite the veteran (or was before the New 52)he has been a loyal member of the Teen Titans and is a well known ass kicker with a variety of powers.

  • The girl has anger issues and is good at hitting people with her fists and her trusty mace. Steer clear of her, in a good mood she would probably still beat the hell out you.

  • I can't believe it's taken me this long to include Hulking. This is a great guy, his dad is the famous Mar-Vell meaning he is a Kree but wait he is even cooler because his mom was a Skrull which means he is a super strong, durable shape-shifting bad ass! Oh, and he is a proud gay young man.

  • She is an alternate universe version of Wonder Woman with a touch of Super Girl. This is one twisted lady, she is married to Ultraman (an evil Superman) but she hates him, she shares a mostly physical relationship with Owlman (an evil Batman) and allows her worlds Jimmy Olsen watch her undress as a reward for keeping her identity secret. she is a super strong, super kinky, super villain

  • This is one mean fella (both Father and son) he is best known for smacking Superman around. He has to be pretty damn strong and know how to punch very well.

  • Plain and simple he is a super-strong, invulnerable thug for hire.

  • Carter Hall a.k.a the SAVAGE Hawkman, like most "Hawk" characters he has his share of anger issues which makes him an even more formidable opponent for bad guys (and good guys once in awhile)Though he has been around for a long time he still has some tricks up his sleeves, or rather in his bones...he no carries his fancy Hawk gear inside him rather than having to carry them around. He can dish out a lot of pain with his fists and his variable array of weapons i.e axes, maces, claws and other nifty tools.

  • The name and pic say it all

  • He is just as powerful as Superman but ridiculously evil and a huge jerk

  • At least bad guys get a great view while M kicks their asses

  • A short stocky Spider-Man with a mustache is what Puck is. Puck is a kind natured bad ass who oft quotes Shakespeare during battle...and his mustache is a facial hair master piece

  • Though his powers and heroic persona are similar to Superman Captain Dynamo is quite different. He may be a powerhouse and seen as the greatest hero of all time (on his world) but he is a womanizing, dead beat father, unfaithful jerk of sorts.

  • Oh another super powerful sexy redhead with a remarkable body. This lovely lady from a warrior, conquering race has powers like Superman but she also has mental powers (telepathy, telekinesis etc.), control over metal, capable of teleportation and creating force fields. She is a bombshell wmd.

  • HE IS THE "DOG OF WAR," an adequate mantle for the badass heroic son of the evil Darkseid

  • Possibly the most dangerous and sadistic person ever.

  • Another gorgeous warrior goddess for the list. She can easily bench-press a Volvo and then throw it at whoever she is going to beat the crap out of. She was trained to fight by the God of War himself so she is pretty good at fighting.

  • Yep, an alternate universe Superman, so like the other Superman's he is a badass. Though still the classic boyscout he was actually a bit more violent than our Kal-El.

  • Part Superman, part evil mad scientist and part a-hole. Alpha One is on par with Superman powers wise and leads with his fists wise. To understand how psychotic and crazy he is read the mini-series "The Mighty," it's a good read.

  • The kind hearted Russian is awesome, he is a hell of a warrior and one of the best x-men

  • Think Shazam but different, instead of lightning transforming him it is ultra-goo. So this teen Kevin Green becomes an ultimate suuuuuper buff super-powered power house. He is as strong as he thinks he is meaning his strength is unlimited...badass.

  • Though he is only a kid Billy is a bad-ass both as Billy and Captain Marvel/Shazam, he's kind of Superman with cool lightning/electricity powers. He is 100% good and heroic but he has been known to slap around Superman from time to time, that's pretty impressive.

  • This is one beautiful and dangerous Amazonian-Demon warrior. Yep, half amazon and half demon. Her Amazon heritage and training make her an ultimate fighting machine but her demonic parentage has left her with a horrible blood-lust she has to constantly contend with, she is one major badass.

  • Another Viltrumite on the list...Omni-Man is one of the greatest heroes of earth as well as one of it's worst villains. After "switching teams" he fought his own son,Invincible, which lead to the destruction of multiple cities but luckily he's a good guy again.

  • Sister of the powerful Supreme. She is like a white haired Supergirl that isn't opposed to killing...she tends to vaporize heads.