10 Most Powerful Weapons In Marvel History

The House of Ideas has come up with some innovative weapons used for incredible destruction!

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We all know Marvel Comics is filled with powerful characters capable of destroying planets or even rewriting reality... but what about weapons?

It turns out, Marvel is no stranger to powerful devices and implements of destruction capable of amazing feats, which shouldn't come as any surprise to anyone who recently watched Avengers: Infinity War.

Seeing as the comic book publisher is so good at coming up with new and interesting ways to kill off its characters, it seemed a fine time to come up with a list of the most destructive, the most insane, and the deadliest weapons Marvel has ever put to print.

What follows are 10 of the most powerful weapons in the Marvel Universe, which is saying something. Pick a superhero and almost all of them has something to help them along, but few have anything as powerful or destructive as the devices found on this list.

10. The Staff Of One

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The Staff of One is probably the most powerful magical artefact in the Marvel Universe, which would normally place it in the top slot on a list like this one were it not for a flaw.

The Staff is wielded by powerful sorceresses through a special form of Blood Magic, which enables them to pull the staff from their own bodies where it is normally stored. While this sounds (and looks) cool, it's not the only drawback to wielding the staff.

While it is capable of casting spells able to alter the fabric of the universe in any way imaginable, it can only ever use a spell one time. Attempting to use a spell a second time results in completely unexpected, and often undesired results.

There is a workaround to this rule: spells can be cast in different languages. This requires the user to master as many languages as possible so they can recast spells, but that requires a linguistic mind many people in the Marvel Universe lack.


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