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Powerful Items from the Comics Multiverse

This list contains an overall look at Powerful Items in no particular order other than I try to group them by "type" and what they are made of. An example would be Thor's Hammer and Uru Metal. Well, they are close together. They ARE NOT ranked by Power. I have also broken this list into Marvel, DC and Other. Check those lists out for more specific by "Universe" and feel free to make recommendations, but please do so in those specific lists. Have a nice day and enjoy.

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  • Katana's sword that takes the soul of those it kills. Has been with her since her origin

  • The Black Knight's sword. It can cut through anything and it has several magical properties.

  • A Chaos forged black blade capable of draining the soul of those slaying by it.

    Stormbringer is a tremendously powerful sword. Like the Ebony Blade from Marvel comics it can cut through most substances and can withstand any impact, along with that the vampiric blade can drain the soul of those it kills. To be more precise a single cut from the blade is enough for it to devour the soul of the wounded person. Along with that some amount of vital energy is transferred through the blade and into the user. Under a weak user the can control his of her actions and even the strongest wielders may sometimes encounter a moment of mental weakness which the blade will use to its advantages.

    The blade itself has a "brother", or as close as a weapon can get, Mournblade. Mournblade, is capable of all the same actions as Stormbringer, the only difference it wielder were weaker.

  • The Infinity Gauntlet is a cosmic artifact that grants the wearer complete mastery over the six infinity gems in it: time, space, power, soul, mind, and reality granting omnipotence, and omniscience to the bearer.

  • The Anti-Life Equation is a formula that saps beings of their free will through an equation that makes life, hope and freedom irrefutably pointless.

  • Capable of healing and extending life, Ra's al Ghul is perhaps the most common user of the Pit, but Batman is in possession of one.

  • A place that exists outside of time and space. Created around 5,000 years ago from two rocks. One from Heaven, the other from Hell. Home of the wizard, The Rock of Eternity was recently destroyed by the Spectre, but has since been reconstituted.

    A nexus of power, it channels the power to all those who were empowered by Shazam, Captain Marvel is its Guardian and it is his job to keep the power and magic of Earth in balance. It is also where the Seven Deadly Sins (Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy and Pride) are imprisoned.

  • The Super Soldier Serum is the name of a fictional compound (originally part of process) in the Marvel Universe. It enhances baseline humans to the peak of human potential, both mentally and physically. The most famous and successful recipient of the process is Steve Rogers, aka. Captain America.

  • Apocalypse is a sword that was created from pure chaos.

    Forged by Cremator for his mistress, Apocalypse replaces Lady Death's previous sword Nightmare.

  • The Dark Knight's famed costume. The regular version is a nomex survival suit woven with Kevlar and reinforced with steel rivets. Originally created by Bruce Wayne. Following Bruce's "death", Dick Grayson is currently wearing it.

    The suit is simply a nomex survival body-stocking enhanced with Kevlar weave and steel rivets. It has been colored either gray or black in several incarnations. On the chest is the suit's foremost feature, the striking symbol of a bat. This has been within a yellow shield or just on its own, as a black bat symbol.

  • A bat-shaped shuriken or a boomerang, primarily used by Batman and his allies.

  • A native metal of the planet Thanagar. The metal has the ability to negate gravity, allow the user super strength, protection from the elements, superior healing and protection from heat, cold and magic.

  • Similar to Wonder Woman's Lasso of Truth, the Lasso of Persuasion possess the abilities to make it's victim obey Donna Troy's commands. However, Donna's willpower must be greater than the victim.

  • Created by the Zamarons, an all-female offshoot of the Guardians, these gems were originally crystals which took possession of their wielders. The gems have since been crafted into violet power rings powered by love.

  • The original sword of Lady Death

    Darkness was Lady Death's original sword and it was forged for her by Cremator, Hells Blacksmith. Lady Death would use it to kill Lucifer (or so she thought) and rule over Hell. It is destroyed in Asgard by one of Genocide's minions.

  • The Central Power Battery is located on the planet Oa and stands as the epitome of Maltusian science. The Central Power Battery is the reservoir of power for the emotional spectrum of willpower, and channels the energy used to empower the Green Lantern Corps. All of the green energy housed within a Green Lantern ring comes from a smaller battery, which in turn, functions as a conduit to the Central Power Battery on Oa.

  • Nightmare is a living sword that was created by the Asgardian Brock.

    Nightmare replaces Lady Death's previous sword that was broken during the Crucible. The blade is a vampire blade and always seeks to take lives.

    Should someone master and discard the blade, they become immune to it.

    When Lady Death discards the blade Purgatori later claims the blade for her own.

  • Formerly known as a Qwardian ring, this extremely powerful object is comparable to a Green Lantern Ring.

    Unlike the Green Rings of the Corps which operate by channeling pure willpower, these rings which are forged on Qward channel pure fear. Several versions of these rings have been created, but recently they have become the primary weapon of the Sinestro Corps, seeking out individuals to battle the Green Lantern Corps who have the ability to instill great fear.

  • Death Scythe is a symbol and a weapon wielded by Death, one of Apocalypse's four horsemen.

    Currently wielded by Lady Death

  • The Utility Belt is easily the world's most famous gadget carrier belt available(in comics of course)

  • In the DC Universe, a boom tube is an interstellar portal used by residents of New Genesis and Apokolips.

  • The Infinity Gems are six precious stones of cosmic origin that give the possessor mastery over a certain power. Collecting and using all six gems will give the wielder omnipotence.

  • The Lasso of Truth is a weapon wielded by Wonder Woman. Anybody confined by the lasso is compelled to tell the truth.

  • The ring of a Green Lantern is the source of power and a badge of authority for almost every member of the Green Lantern Corps.

  • The Sword was forged by four powerful gods in Crete, over a thousand years ago. The Sword is powerful enough to kill gods and has been in the possession of Demetrios for centuries. It has granted him many super powers.

  • The source of power for The Sinestro Corps Ring.

    Originally, the Sinestro Corps Central Power Battery was built on Qward.

  • The source of power for the Black Lantern Ring. It was formed from the corpse of The Anti-Monitor and resides on the dead world of Ryut in Sector 666.

  • The Sword Of Doom was made by Surtur and is used as his weapon of destruction. It is also known as Twilight Sword.

  • The Black Lantern Power Rings that were sent out have the ability to re-animate the dead. These re-animated corpses make up the Black Lantern Corps.

  • Sword of purity,

  • The mysterious white power ring first appeared in "Blackest Night" #7 when Sinestro bonded with The Entity to become the first White Lantern. The full extent of the ring's powers and capabilities are currently unknown but will be explored in "Brightest Day."

  • The Orange Lantern ring is powered by greed (avarice). The Orange Ring also has addictive side-effects that, as of yet, have gone unexplored.

  • Dragonfang is the sword wielded by the Asgardian goddess and adventurer Valkyrie

  • The source of power for Agent Orange and the only orange power battery in the DC Universe.

  • Odin's personal weapon

    The Odinsword is far more powerful than Gungnir and Mjolnir. Having capabilities to channel the Odinforce and the life force of it wielder and beyond that it can increase it size as when the Destroyer being powered up by the combine spirit of Asgard wield it and was capable of slicing off the arm of a Celestial. Even Galactus of another universe feed on the sword and noursh him like eating several planets.


    The Odinsword is tremendously old and strong forge in ways now lost and capable of wistanding any impact and cutting through all know material even a Celestial's armor.

  • The Quantum Bands are a pair of alien artifacts that give the wearer a variety of powers. Also known as: The Power-Bands of Rinn, or the Uranian Power-Bands.

  • The fate of this world balances upon thirteen objects of power. Thirteen artifacts, each in the possession of a bearer. Separately, 13 Artifacts guide the fate of the universe. Together, 13 artifacts will end the universe. The 13 artifacts that exist in the Top Cow Universe.

  • A Cosmic Cube is a matrix containing massive cosmic power. Anyone in possession of a cosmic cube can use it to reshape reality.

  • The Spear of Destiny is a magic item that was used to pierce the side of Jesus Christ.

  • The Blood Sword is one of 13 Top Cow artifacts

    Being one of the 13 artifacts The Blood Sword is an old item. At its forging, a shaman summoned up a demon and then captured its essence, then shackled it to the blade. The blade brings great power at the cost of hunger for carnage, the wielder is bound to the blade and compelled to sate its hunger.

  • The strongest man-made metal in the Marvel Universe.

  • One of the 13 Artifacts

    The Glacier Stone is a relic, 1 of 13 Artifacts, which like The Darkness and The Angelus, it is in total opposition of the Stone of Ember. The Glacier Stone signifies ice and cold, while the Stone of Ember represents heat and fire. But besides that being their only reason for conflict, the main reason is that one represents creation and the other destruction. Michael Finnegan is the present weilder of this relic.

  • Power Source of the Star Sapphire Corps

    Located on Zamaron in Space Sector 1418, the Central Battery houses the power source of the Star Sapphire Corps - a male and female encased in crystal, locked in a lovers embrace for all eternity. Zamaron is also where Star Sapphires will take female prisoners (such as female Sinestro Corps members) to be encased in violet crystals and be converted to the Star Sapphire Corps.

    The Black Lantern Corps destroyed the battery by ripping out the eternel love - Khufu and Chay-ara - that powers the Star Sapphire Corps.

  • One of the 13 Artifacts

    The Ember Stone is 1 of 13 Artifacts similar to The Darkness and The Angelus in that it is in constant opposition with the Glacier Stone. The Ember Stone represents fire, while the Glacier Stone signifies ice. Besides being elemental opposites, that is not the only reason for their quarrel, because one represents creation and the other destruction. Glorianna Silver currently wields the stone.

  • The Eye of Agamotto is a mystical artifact in the Marvel Universe used by the Sorcerer Supreme. It recently abandoned Stephen Strange to join Brother Voodoo, thereby proclaiming him as the new Sorcerer Supreme.

  • One of Top Cow's 13 Artifacts. Balance of Ember Stone and Glacier Stone.

    Pandora's Box is one of the 13 Artifacts. It is also known as Obsidian Stone and Odin's ring.

  • The legendary sword of King Arthur

  • The Rapture is a gateway between hell and earth. It can give hope or take it away, giving hope in hell means release from that dimension. Those who look through the rapture can see true nature of things. The Rapture needs a human host to work.

  • The nega-bands are a Kree weapon worn by Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell, Genis-Vell, and Phyla-Vell). Genis & Mar-Vell were linked to Rick Jones, allowing the two to switch places when the bands are struck together.

  • One of Top Cow's 13 artifacts. It resided in hell.

    Not happy about the new Angelus - Danielle Baptiste; Sabine sent some of the Angelus Warriors to hell to retrieve the Wheel of Shadows, to become it's wielder.

  • In the DC Universe, Mother Boxes are small, sentient, supercomputers primarily used by the New Gods. They have many capabilities, including transportation and energy manipulation. As they're connected to the Source, they have countless applications.

  • One of the 13 artifacts, powers currently unknown.

    Coin of Solomon is one of the 13 artifacts.

    Coin of Solomon was found on one of the crime scenes by Sara Pezzini and Jake McCarthy. Jake picked it up and it merged with his forearm. Pezzini's Witchblade reacted quickly and forced the Coin out of Jake's body. Some random bystander then found it in the hallway, where it landed and took it for his own. The bystander never returned to his home that night; his and that of Coin of Solomon's fate and location is unknown.

  • The most mysterious of the 13 Artifacts. "Without it, the others are merely trinkets. With it, the thirteen can be one again, and the world will be created anew."

    Very little about the last of the Thirteen Artifacts has been revealed. Its true name, appearance, and location are unknown. However, that won't stop Aphrodite IV from searching for it.

  • When Superman's native planet was destroyed, pieces of it became irradiated by the explosion, the result is Kryptonite. Contact with Kryptonite can cause injury or death to Kryptonians.

  • Sort of an item. Read on...

    Vox is a time traveler, he escaped his own time to prevent his death penalty for killing last Witchblade bearer who was Rayla's grandmother.

    An entity formed from bonding Darkness and Witchblade to a single wielder.

  • A legendary sword.

    Ages ago, there was a conflict between the Olympian and Japanese Gods. Both Zeus and Amatsu-Mikaboshi asked the Blacksmith to forge great weapons for them that would help them win the war.

    The Blacksmith forged two swords: Kusanagi or Grasscutter for Amatsu-Mikaboshi and Godkiller for Zeus. As years went by Godkiller was lost.

  • In myth this sword was wielded by Lucifer himself, in war against God. Michael knocked the sword from Lucifer and it fell to earth. It draws it's power directly from hell.

    As it is a weapon it can be wielded by anyone, and used for good and for evil. On the year 359 it was in the hands of Gideon the Dragonslayer. Gideon faced against Zara the Queen of Bones, a wielder of Witchblade but still lost the fight. Gideon's next battle with the sword was against the wielder of Darkness. In a fight Darkness wielder is pierced by the sword and when he takes the sword for himself, he is knocked down to the chasm along with the sword.

    The sword lies in the chasm until present day. Lara Croft gets a request from her old master to seek it out. She journeys to ruins of dark castle of Aquintane, and retrieves the sword. Then the master reveals himself to be Gideon.

  • I love this sword.

    The Sword of Omens is the one thing that holds all the Thundercats powers.

    The Sword of Omens is the one thing that holds all the Thundercats powers. In the center of the sword (between the handle and the blade) lies the Eye of Thundera. A mystical jewel that is red with a black strip down the middle (a cat's eye).

    Once thought that if destroyed it would be the end of all the Thundercats. It has been passed down to all that are found worthy of handling the sword. Usually, it’s been the Kings of Thundera that have carried the sword.

    Lion-o’s father in a final effort to save his son and the sword gave the sword to Jaga to guard until Lion-o was of age to rule. The sword is of great mystery and can be used for many of things:

    - The sword can summon the Thundercats.

    - It can also protect the hold with a force field.

    - The sword is always sharp. It has been know to cut through the strongest of stone.

    - When called upon the Eye sends a raw power up through the blade. Sending a very damaging affect when hits it mark.

    Thinking the Sword of Omens was the only power of the Thundercats, the Thundercats later found out that the sword was only the beginning...

  • In the Apocalypse texts, the sacred sword is the sword used to launch chastisements on human beings. It symbolizes the will of God.

    In Shinto’s texts, the sacred sword is a goshintai. A goshintai is a sacred and hidden object. Goshintai are placed and venerated in Shinto’s Shrine because the goshintai becomes an incarnation of the Shrine’s god during rituals. Goshintai are terrestrial bodies of substitution for Japanese gods.

  • An ancient Shosei sword which is believed to house the souls of the deceased Shosei priestesses.

  • Altwaal's Weapons total seven in number, and each contains either fantastic destructive power, or vast defensive energy. The seven weapons were disseminated to others when Altwaal withdrew from Elysia

  • The Blue Lantern rings are powered by Hope and enabled by Willpower.

    Abilities of the Rings

    As a conduit of power from the blue range of the emotional spectrum, the Blue Power rings have a number of abilities akin to those of other Lantern Rings. The Ring is a source of limitless power, and thus there is no limit to what it can do, but here are some abilities it has been shown to have. The only limitation with the Blue Lantern Ring is that it is basically useless when not in the presence of a Green Lantern. In such situations, the rings can only enable Blue Lanterns to fly and be protected from the ravages of space.

  • The ring of a Red Lantern, it is fueled by hatred and rage.


    A red ring feeds on the rage of its user, and is charged by the blood of those the user kills. Red rings constantly emit words such as "Kill", "Rage", "Pain", "Hatred", "Blood", and "Burn".

  • Violet Lantern Rings are fueled by Love.

    Origins & History

    The Violet Lantern Corps originated on planet Zamaron under the moniker Star Sapphire. Their corps originally consisted of Zamarons and a few select human females (i.e. Carol Ferris), but now the corps has expanded operations and is looking for Lanterns across the universe. Their power is based on Love. Moto: "For hearts long lost and full of fright for those alone in blackest night accept our ring and join are fight love conquers all with violet light!!" So far, this corps has been shown to be entirely made up of females.

  • Created by Atrocitus, it is the power source of all the Red Lantern Rings. The battery is located on the Red Lantern Corps homeworld, Ysmault located in sector 2814.

  • The personal power device issued to each Green Lantern and sometimes to other Corps. The power battery serves as a power conduit to the Central Power Battery of each Corps and allows Lanterns to recharge their rings while in the field.

  • After the events of Blackest Night, the White Power Battery emerged and crashed on Earth.

    The white power battery was created in Blackest Night #8 after the White Lantern Corps defeated Nekron and his Black Lantern Corps. It is currently unknown how or why it was created. Its power and location is also unknown although DC solicits claim that it'll play a big role in Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps during Brightest Day.

    In Brightest Day #0, it was revealed that the white power battery had landed in Silver City, New Mexico. It was found by Sinestro. In Green Lantern #53, the white power battery remains unmoved. Sinestro traveled to Coast City to find Hal Jordan. He informed Jordan that the Entity is asking for him.

  • Advanced Sentinel from Earth-811.

    This Sentinel was created in an alternate reality Earth-811 ( Days of Future Past) and was the most advanced Sentinel yet. He first appeared in " Uncanny X-Men" #191 (March, 1985).

  • You could put it on the bookshelf. Sort of. It's an item. Well, sort of.

    Sentinels are advanced androids designed to hunt out and eliminate mutants.

  • The Wild Sentinel was originally one of the two Mega-Sentinels that obliterated Genosha. It was thought to have been destroyed but later returned to wreak havoc on The X-Men after being reprogrammed by Danger.

  • The Tri-Sentinel was originally three separate Project: NIMROD prototypes who were fused into a single being by Loki's dark magic.

  • Number Two is a Mark II Sentinel with his own intellect, the ability to teleport himself and others across distances and a goal unique to himself. He believes it is unnecessary to kill mutants. More will be born in time. Sterilizing the human race is a more effective method.

  • When Master Mold subsumed the Nimrod, the resulting robot was forced into the Siege Perilous by the X-Men. Once, a mysterious man named Bastion saw himself as humanity's last "bastion" of hope, unaware of his identity as a Sentinel.

  • Karima Shapandar is a human Sentinel. Freed of her mutant extermination protocols, she struggles to maintain what little humanity she has remaining.

  • Master Mold was created by Bolivar Trask as the proto-type to all other existing Sentinals. His primary objective was to create other Sentinals to hunt down mutants, but it eventually developed a conscious of its own.

  • Rover is one of the last Sentinels on Earth-15104. After 150 years of life, he has apparently become almost sentient.

  • Ok, when I stumbled across this, I had to add it. I love these guys!

    Heavy armoured robot ED-209 (Enforcement Droid 209) was created by OCP for guard a streets of city from crime. But bulky size and primitive mind make him completely useless for this job. Later OCP decide to use ED-209 for secure companys's office buildings and warehouses.

  • ED to ZED I guess...

    A more advanced version of ED-209, only this model must be operated by a human "pilot."

  • Ok, not an item but I'm thinking in terms of Iron Man Armor here. It made sense to me.

    Alex J. Murphy was a normal cop in Old Detroit when he was mortally wounded and reborn as RoboCop.

  • The terminator is a cybornetic military infiltration unit. Expert in all types of weapons has a large amount of strength. It can speak naturally and copy human voices, as well as other abilities. The Terminator comes in many forms, however, the T-800 seems to be the most iconic design.

  • Killer cyborgs built by Skynet to destroy humanity. In the year 2011, the artificial intelligence, Skynet became self-aware and set out to destroy any opposing threat to itself, namely humans. Skynet managed to nearly achieve this by downloading it's mind into all of Earth's machines and using them as soldiers.

  • T-1000 is a android assassin who is very strong. He can shape shift and be shot several times and heal from is. He is made from a type of liquid metal that is very durable.

  • The Prime Sentinels were created by Bastion. Unlike the other Sentinels, the Prime Sentinels are cyborgs.

  • A suit of powered armor worn by Lex Luthor when engaging in a direct confrontation with the enemy.

  • T-X is a prototype terminator sent back in time to kill John Connors. T-X is a hybrid of the T-101 model and the T-1000 model.

  • A new model Termintor sent to kill John Connor in the year 2009.

  • The T-1000000 (Terminator One Million) is the most advanced Terminator at Skynet's disposal. This massive machine incorporates aspects of the T-1000, in a much larger package.

    Two T-1,000.000's have been sighted one in the movie T2:3D, this particular unit was destroyed along with Skynet's computer core at the hands of a T-101 and the Connors. The 2nd made a brief cameo in the background of a 90's Terminator comic, it's fate, along with the future of this Terminator model remains unknown.

  • Created by an Inhuman geneticist named Randac, the Terrigen Mists accelerate genetic advances. Inhumans are exposed to the mists when they come of age. Each experiences different results.

  • The Phoenix Blade contains a portion of the Phoenix Force within it and grants its wielder immeasurable power.

  • Two swords forged by Muramasa, the first one contains a piece of his own soul and the second one contains part of Wolverine's.

    Black Blade:

    The first Muramasa Blade(the Black Blade) was created centuries ago by Muramasa. When Muramasa forged the weapon, he literally placed a piece of his own soul into it. In this act, the blade became filled with mystical powers. As a result, whoever wielded this deadly weapon would be granted superhuman abilities. The wielder would then possess invulnerability and superhuman strength. However, these abilities came at a price. If the wielder of the Muramasa Blade possesses it for too long, then he/she will become overwhelmed by Muramasa's mad soul.

    Wolverine's Blade:

    Muramasa created the seconed blade for Wolverine. Muramasa did this because he wanted to exact revenge upon the people who killed his wife, Itzu. This blade is made of the same unknown material as the first, and it is just as indestructible. Unlike the first blade, however, the second blade can prevent healing factors. For example, when Wolverine wielded his Muramasa blade against Sabretooth, the blade's powers inhibited the use of Creed's (Sabretooth) healing abilities. The blade was broken and Daken's wrist claws when coated with the metal. Wolverine removed Daken's Muramasa claws and buried them with the Muramasa blade in an unknown location.

  • The Power Cosmic is a fictional force that is primary wielded by Galactus, giving a small amount to his heralds that helps him satisfy his hunger.

  • A powerful orb that had gained vast magical energies gained self-awareness as the Green Flame of Life. It eventually found its way to earth and was forged into the first Earth Green Lantern Ring used by Alan Scott.

  • Designated as Spider-Man Armored Fighting Suit Version 1.1, the Iron Spider was given by Iron Man as a gift to Peter Parker after "the Other". Now it's being used by the clones of Initiative member MVP, the Scarlet Spiders.

  • Spider-Man's main defensive weapon and tool.

  • A spider with DNA so tweaked out that biting Peter Parker turned the teen into the amazing Spider-Man.

  • Cerebro (now known as Cerebra) is a large computer device inside the X-Mansion that acts as a conduit and magnifier for telepaths. It is used primarily as a way to locate mutants.

  • The Witchblade is the offspring of the primal forces of the universe. The Darkness and the Angelus. It is male and almost always chooses a female host.It is semi organic and reacts supernaturally to threats. It is able to grant its host a variety of weapons and can heal the host.

  • The Angelus is the Primal Force of Light that represents totalitarian order and purity. She is engaged in an eternal war with her polar opposite, the Darkness. However, the two forces are balanced by their offspring, the Witchblade.

  • Made as a weapon always on hand to stop Superman.