10 Superheroes Who Are Way More Powerful Than You Think

You do know Ghost Rider once took down GALACTUS, right?

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Since there are hundreds of superheroes, only a select few can stand at the top. Wonder Woman. Batman. Thor. The Incredible Hulk. When you're talking about gods, unstoppable green giants or Superman, it's hard for other superheroes to compete.

This is a shame because every comic book hero has something to offer. Sadly, even the most powerful characters can be overlooked for the most basic reasons. If a character is comedic, it's easy for readers and other superheroes to dismiss their potential. If we're talking about a young superhero like Spider-Man, people forget just how freakishly strong he is. Sometimes, we don't realise how powerful a superhero is simply because their comics don't sell well. It's sad that some characters are lost in the shuffle just because they're not as popular as Iron Man, Deadpool or the Flash.

It's worth noting that some characters in this list may not realise the full scale of their power, because they've never had a chance to truly show what they can do in the films or mainstream comics.

With that said, it's time everyone saw these heroes in a brand-new light, and realised that there is more to them than you ever imagined.

10. Spider-Man

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Because Peter Parker obtained his spider-powers when he was 15, many people see him as “the kid”, and so underestimate just how powerful Spider-Man really is.

Spidey is able to lift a staggering 20 tons, which is the weight of a fully-loaded school bus. This means that he is twice as strong as Venom or the Green Goblin. He has to hold back his full-strength in a fight, knowing that he could kill someone with a single punch. When Doctor Octopus possessed Spider-Man’s body, he punched the Scorpion’s jaw clean off. Only then did Doc Ock realise how much Spidey had been holding back during their many, many bouts throughout the years.

But it doesn't stop there. Readers forget that Spider-Man has a healing factor. Although it’s not as strong as Wolverine’s, he can heal from broken bones in a few days. While fighting the Masked Marauder, he was left completely blind but regained his sight two days later. He also sustained third-degree burns from Firebrand but healed shortly after.

He is immune to most forms of toxins. Even if he was poisoned, he recovers incredibly quickly. He got bit by a vampire once but just walked it off.

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