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This purpose scale is to, eventually, put all the characters of the Marvel Universe, in order, under categories that specify his/her resistance to physical injury and/or their ability to recover from injury or disease. If the list includes artificial augmentation of a character's ability to resist or heal injury, it will be noted.

These ratings have been known to change from comic to comic, but these ratings have been generally recognized for the characters listed under them.





Below Normal: Weak and sickly

Normal: Average resilience to injury and/or disease

Athlete: Conditioned metabolism enabling highly efficient healing

Peak Human: Conditioned metabolism enabling extraordinary efficient healing

Enhanced Human: Skin, bone, and muscles are augmented to levels that are somewhat harder and stronger than human. Impervious to injury to a certain extent

Enhanced Human Regenerative: Skin, bone, and muscles retain their human durability but the body is able to heal injuries that would prove lethal to ordinary humans by regenerating cells to a limited extent

Superhuman: Skin, bone, and muscle tissues are augmented to levels that are considerably stronger and harder than human and the tissues are impervious to injury to an extraordinary extent

Superhuman Regenerative: Able to regenerate injured tissue and brain cells to an extraordinary degree, yet is unable to regenerate missing limbs or organs

Metahuman: Able to withstand extreme temperatures and pressures. Able to withstand virtually all toxins, corrosives, punctures, and concussions without sustaining injury

Metahuman Regenerative: Able to regenerate injured or missing tissue, limbs, organs, or brain cells

Demi-Godlike: Able to withstand all injury short of a direct nuclear explosion

Demi-Godlike Regenerative: Able to heal all injury short of a direct nuclear explosion

  • Apocalypse (In his new body)
  • Fallen One (Prior to Death Banishing the Elders of the Universe from it's realm)
  • Pluto (Without supplementing with his other powers)
  • Possessor (Prior to Death banishing the Elders of the Universe from it's realm)
  • Zeus (Without supplementing with his other powers)

Godlike: Able to physically withstand almost any force without injury and/or reconstitute the body after having most or all of the bodily tissue destroyed

Totally Indestructible: Cannot be injured

  • Note: This rating isn't entirely accurate as all of these beings are actually capable of being injured or even destroyed. However, the forces and effort required to injure or destroy them, such as power on the order of the Infinity Gems, is far beyond the scope of nearly every being within the Marvel Universe.



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