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Marvel has also produced a Strength and Fitness book.

The purpose of this Strength Scale is to, eventually, put all the characters of the Marvel Universe in order, by raw physical strength.

This includes the amount of weight each listed character can lift over his/her head with arms fully extended based upon information taken out of the various printings of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe and other encyclopedic comic books styled after the OHOTMU.

If this list includes any artificial augmentation of strength by way of outside forces such as telekinesis or mutagenic changes (such as Hulk's Gamma Ray bombardment) and Cosmic Energy (Such as Silver Surfer's Power Cosmic) it will be noted in parenthesis.

See also Superhuman Strength Category for a complete list of categorized articles.

These figures have been known to change from comic to comic, but these values are generally recognized as average for the character. In some situations characters are depicted as able to lift more than the stated weight but many of these situations arise when the character is under stress and is running on adrenalin.

Some figures listed for some characters have been taken from older sources but are still accurate, since more recent handbook and handbook-styled comics haven't printed information to contradict the figures taken from these older sources.

It should be noted that these values are strictly there for officially comparing different characters in relation to each other, and not remotely to be taken literally. For example, certain characters who have been listed at "95" or "100" tons at some point have demonstrated a planetary level of strength, and even Spider-Man has moved thousands of tonnes on occasion.



Human

Below Normal

cannot lift one's own body weight

Normal

able to lift one's own body weight

Athlete

able to lift one's own body weight up to double one's own body weight

Specific athletes

Peak Human

able to lift double one's own body weight up to the 800lb level
(Note: The weight of 800 lbs is the greatest amount of weight a human can lift, within the Marvel Universe, without being considered superhuman.)


Superhuman

(Note: Any character capable of lifting more than 800 lbs, in the Marvel Universe, is counted as having superhuman strength.)

800+ lbs to 2 ton range

Note on tons: a "standard" or "short" ton is 2000lbs while a "metric" or "long" ton is approximately 2200lbs, specifically 1,000 kilograms (2,204.6 pounds) or 1 megagram (1 Mg).


  • Nighthawk - 1 to 2 tons (Nighthawk's strength is enough to lift 1 ton during the day and up to 2 tons at night)[30]

Under thousand

  • Man Mountain Marko - 900 lbs (Originally, though his strength was increased to the point of lifting at least 2,200 lbs after he began taking steroids)[15]

Thousand


Over thousand

1 ton

Between tons

2 tons

Note: this is at least 4000 pounds, possibly over 4400lbs.

2+ tons to 10 ton range

Under 5 tons

5 tons

Under 10 tons

10 tons

10+ tons to 25 ton range

25+ tons to 50 ton range

50+ tons to 75 ton range

75+ tons to 90 ton range

90+ tons to 100 ton range

Potentially incalculable, able to lift in excess of 100 tons

  • (Note: The upper limit of the physical strength of these characters is unknown.)

Undefined

Possessing some degree of superhuman strength, though the current and exact extent of physical strength is not as clearly defined

800lbs to 2 tons

  • Wolverine - More than 800 lbs but no more than 2 tons[142] (He has demonstrated sufficient physical strength to snap steel chains[143][144] and to lift the weight of a dozen men over his head, with one arm, and hurl them through a wooden wall.[145]

800lbs to 25 tons

2 to 10 tons

25 to 75 tons

  • Jack of Hearts - At least 25 tons (There is a possibility that the upper limit of his strength could be higher as his overall power level often fluccuates.)[16]
  • Mephista - More than 25 tons but no more than 75 tons[15]

75 to 100 tons

  • Caiera Oldstrong - More than 75 tons but no more than 100 tons[40]
  • Huntsman - More than 75 tons but no more than 100 tons[16]
  • J2 - More than 75 tons but no more than 100 tons[112]
  • Rage - More than 75 tons but no more than 100 tons (While not using his strength for violence)[46]
  • Super Skrull - More than 75 tons but no more than 100 tons[60]

Notes

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  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 OHOTMU vol.3 Masters Edition #21 (Aug. 1992)
  6. All-New OHOTMU A-Z #2 (Feb. 2006)
  7. OHOTMU vol.3 Masters Edition #16 (Mar. 1992)
  8. 8.0 8.1 OHOTMU vol.3 Masters Edition #17 (Apr. 1992)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 OHOTMU vol.3 Masters Edition #13 (Dec. 1991)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 OHOTMU vol.3 Masters Edition #23 (Oct. 1992)
  11. OHOTMU vol.1 #8 (Aug. 1983)
  12. 12.0 12.1 OHOTMU vol.1 #3 (Feb. 1983)
  13. 13.0 13.1 OHOTMU vol.1 #5 (May. 1983)
  14. OHOTMU vol.1 #11 (Nov. 1983)
  15. 15.00 15.01 15.02 15.03 15.04 15.05 15.06 15.07 15.08 15.09 15.10 15.11 15.12 15.13 15.14 15.15 15.16 15.17 15.18 15.19 15.20 15.21 15.22 15.23 15.24 All-New OHOTMU A-Z vol.6 #7 (Mar. 2009)
  16. 16.00 16.01 16.02 16.03 16.04 16.05 16.06 16.07 16.08 16.09 16.10 16.11 16.12 All-New OHOTMU A-Z vol.6 #3 (Jun. 2008)
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  27. OHOTMU: Update '89 #4 (Oct. 1989)
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