10 Most Powerful Items In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

Thor's hammer vs. Captain America's shield: it's time to decide...

Marvel Shield

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has become quite the beast over the last 7 years, and as the cast has grown wider while the world has grown larger, so too have the weapons and trinkets become more elaborate, imaginative and powerful.

What's great about the MCU is that power comes from so many different sources: Thor's Nine Realms invite destructive capabilities from the different races that reside within, while beyond that there's the Guardians Of The Galaxy meeting all manner of dangerous aliens, Tony Stark is always busy engineering an insane new gadget, and of course, S.H.I.E.L.D. are never not making something awesome.

With so much going on and so many far-out forces clashing together, it's a surprise that the MCU does attempt to have a fair degree of internal consistency regarding its power rankings and mechanics, much to the delight of the nit-pickers.

So, get your nerd cap on, because it's time to argue about what's more powerful than what. From some of your favourite superheroes' signature weapons to possibly over-powered trinkets that won't be showing up very regularly, to the incoming game-changer everyone's waiting for, these are the 10 most powerful items in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (strictly cinema, not Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.).


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