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Yeah, I know Wolverine says that ad nauseam, but I'm putting together a list of common comic book abilities and I notice that Wolverine doesn't rate even near the top on most of them. I've tried to place these abilities in alphabetical order, and if I've missed any I apologize, and please feel free to add.  Also, I know my list is kind of Marvel-heavy, that's just who I read more of.    Please feel free to any any names you think are appropriate, and if you like where they and others rate on a scale of 1 to 100.

Best Acrobat
I put Spider-Man on top here, with honorable mention to Daredevil, Captain America, and Nightwing


Best Detective
In this category, Batman's (Bruce Wayne) the best, with Dick Grayson coming in second. I'd also give a nod to all the investigative reporters in each universe, many of whom don't have superpowers. This includes Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Ben Urich, etc.


Best Energy projector
This is a hard one for me to figure out. As many energy projector as there are in comics, there doesn't seem to be a general consensus over which ones are the most powerful. Superman? Thor? Green Lantern? Cyclops? Iron Man? Does Iron Man even count as an energy projector since he does it using machinery?


Fastest
Flash of course. In fact he's so fast that there aren't even many good stories about him now.


Best Flier
Just like energy projection, this is a hard one to figure out. I've noticed that the two most overused powers in comics are flying and throwing zaps.


Best at Healing
I think it's Wolverine, with the Hulk a close second.


Best Improviser
Spider-Man shows this in his solo books more often than anyone else. After that, I'd go with Captain America, especially while he's leading a team.


Best Inventor
Reed Richards in first place. Hank Pym, Tony Stark and Doom tie for second.


Best Leader
Captain America hands down. He's both inspirational and leads by example. (Something Superman btw is not so good at.)


Most invulnerable
Superman, Hulk, and Juggernaut. Put those 3 in any order you like.


Most magical
Thor, Doctor Strange, Doctor Fate, Loki.


Best Power suit user
Iron Man. Doctor Doom may often have a better suit, having the resources of an entire nation to utilize, but Iron Man will use his suit more effectively.


Richest
Bruce Wayne, Tony Stark, Lex Luthor, Norman Osborn, Doctor Doom. Place those in whatever order you want.


Stealthiest
Daredevil. Since stealth is more about being silent than being non-odorous, Wolverine can only get second place at best. After that, Batman, Nightwing, Electra, etc.


Strongest
The Hulk, then Superman


Best Tracker
This is the only one I can think of where Wolverine comes in first. Unless you mean tracking as a detective does, in which case Logan would be way behind Batman.





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Best Acrobat
I put Spider-Man on top here, with honorable mention to Daredevil, Captain America, and Nightwing

Don't forget Nightcrawler.


Best Flier
Just like energy projection, this is a hard one to figure out. I've noticed that the two most overused powers in comics are flying and throwing zaps.

Perhaps judge by where they are limited to flying. In this case, Heralds can fly in space - and hyperspace - and even through time.


Best at Healing
I think it's Wolverine, with the Hulk a close second.

Don't forget Madcap - who beats them both.


Best Improviser
Spider-Man shows this in his solo books more often than anyone else. After that, I'd go with Captain America, especially while he's leading a team.

I'd like to throw a vote in for the Punisher.


Best Inventor
Reed Richards in first place. Hank Pym, Tony Stark and Doom tie for second.

Plus, it's kinda Forge's whole thing.

Best Leader
Captain America hands down. He's both inspirational and leads by example. (Something Superman btw is not so good at.)

Wholeheartedly agree.


Richest
Bruce Wayne, Tony Stark, Lex Luthor, Norman Osborn, Doctor Doom. Place those in whatever order you want.

Here's my order:
Annihilus
Doctor Doom
The Mandarin
Tony Stark, Lex Luthor, Norman Osborne
The Kingpin (at his height)
Warren Worthington III and Janet van Dyne


Stealthiest
Daredevil. Since stealth is more about being silent than being non-odorous, Wolverine can only get second place at best. After that, Batman, Nightwing, Electra, etc.

I'm throwing a vote in for the Spot!


Strongest
The Hulk, then Superman

I'd say Superman is above Hulk when both are at base levels, but Hulk will get stronger and surpass Supes.

Best Tracker
This is the only one I can think of where Wolverine comes in first. Unless you mean tracking as a detective does, in which case Logan would be way behind Batman.

Or there was Caliban (although only mutants).



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    I put Spider-Man on top here, with honorable mention to Daredevil, Captain America, and Nightwing

Spider-Man is probably best. I'd give Daredevil more than an "honorable", he's actually very competative with Spider-Man, losing this contest by inches as actually wrtten.



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    This is a hard one for me to figure out. As many energy projector as there are in comics, there doesn't seem to be a general consensus over which ones are the most powerful. Superman? Thor? Green Lantern? Cyclops? Iron Man? Does Iron Man even count as an energy projector since he does it using machinery?


Magneto and Green Lantern are probably the two biggest name energy-projectors.



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    Just like energy projection, this is a hard one to figure out. I've noticed that the two most overused powers in comics are flying and throwing zaps.

Angel is probably the most skilled at using pure flight in combat.


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    I think it's Wolverine, with the Hulk a close second.

Hulk would actually be above him these days, as would Madcap and Dracula.


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    Spider-Man shows this in his solo books more often than anyone else. After that, I'd go with Captain America, especially while he's leading a team.

I wouldn't rate Cap high at this as actually written. He gets lauded as it, but he's failed the show-don't-tell test imo, and failed it badly. He mostly just attacks in fairly straight-forward manner and somehow becomes strong and tough enough to win anyway. I'd put Iron Man above Cap as actually written, and by a comfortable margin.


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    Reed Richards in first place. Hank Pym, Tony Stark and Doom tie for second.



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    Captain America hands down. He's both inspirational and leads by example. (Something Superman btw is not so good at.)

I'd say Cyclops displayed better actual clever tactics. Cap mostly just shouts hit em hard and hit em fast and then gets praised as brilliant.


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    Superman, Hulk, and Juggernaut. Put those 3 in any order you like.



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    Thor, Doctor Strange, Doctor Fate, Loki.



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    Iron Man. Doctor Doom may often have a better suit, having the resources of an entire nation to utilize, but Iron Man will use his suit more effectively.



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    Richest



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    Bruce Wayne, Tony Stark, Lex Luthor, Norman Osborn, Doctor Doom. Place those in whatever order you want.



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    Daredevil. Since stealth is more about being silent than being non-odorous, Wolverine can only get second place at best. After that, Batman, Nightwing, Electra, etc.



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    The Hulk, then Superman



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    This is the only one I can think of where Wolverine comes in first. Unless you mean tracking as a detective does, in which case Logan would be way behind Batman.



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I'll mention people you didn't...


Best Acrobat
*Nightcrawler

Best Detective
*Thanos - strange answer, but he does solve universal mysteries.


Best Energy projector
*Surfer - power and a ton of versatility and skill.


Fastest
*The Runner.

Best Flier
*Ikarus should be.


Best at Healing
I think it's Wolverine, with the Hulk a close second.
*Continuity has shown it's the other way around.


Best Improviser
Spider-Man shows this in his solo books more often than anyone else. After that, I'd go with Captain America, especially while he's leading a team.
*Good picks. Punisher also improvises well. And Batman.


Best Inventor
*Tom Thumb is underrated. And so is Banner/Leader. *Runs away* \:\)

Best Leader
*Warlock.


Most invulnerable
Superman, Hulk, and Juggernaut. Put those 3 in any order you like.
*Juggs wins. That sounded a little sexist. Juggs win. Ah. Better.

Most magical
*Doctor Strange. Actually, the Strange construct, Paradox.


Best Power suit user
Iron Man.
*agree.

Richest
*Also Kingpin.


Stealthiest
*Bendis.


Strongest
The Hulk, then Superman
*PC Validus. He one shots PC clones.

Best Tracker
*Kraven. Also Prometheus from the Pantheon. And SS.



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    I think it's Wolverine, with the Hulk a close second.


Wolverine seemed to think grey Hulk's was notably superior to his own healing, and the Hulk's healing has only gone up since those days.

Of course, Deadpool trumps either of them.


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    Superman, Hulk, and Juggernaut. Put those 3 in any order you like.


Juggernaut is comfortably superior to either. Classic savage Hulk would have been competitive with Superman in this department, but nowadays not so much. Supes ties with Surfer for second in "hard" durability.


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    Richest



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    Bruce Wayne, Tony Stark, Lex Luthor, Norman Osborn, Doctor Doom. Place those in whatever order you want.


Namor is richer than any of them. Possibly most of them put together.


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    Daredevil. Since stealth is more about being silent than being non-odorous, Wolverine can only get second place at best. After that, Batman, Nightwing, Electra, etc.


Wolverine snuck up on Daredevil. He was asleep, but still.


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    This is the only one I can think of where Wolverine comes in first. Unless you mean tracking as a detective does, in which case Logan would be way behind Batman.


"The best there is at what I do...." refers to killing people rather than any one physical asset I think. Or getting missions done by whatever ugly means necessary.

"....but what I do isn't very nice, bub."






Cheers.





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    I put Spider-Man on top here, with honorable mention to Daredevil, Captain America, and Nightwing


I'd add the Beast as well. He may not be Spidey level but he's beter than Daredevil, Cap, or Nightwing.


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    In this category, Batman's (Bruce Wayne) the best, with Dick Grayson coming in second. I'd also give a nod to all the investigative reporters in each universe, many of whom don't have superpowers. This includes Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Ben Urich, etc.


Yeah, hard to argue with Batman. I'd give John Constantine honorable mention, but his methods involve magic which may not qualify as purely detective skills.


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    This is a hard one for me to figure out. As many energy projector as there are in comics, there doesn't seem to be a general consensus over which ones are the most powerful. Superman? Thor? Green Lantern? Cyclops? Iron Man? Does Iron Man even count as an energy projector since he does it using machinery?


The heralds, Surfer in particular, have to get the nod here. An honorable mention to Pulsar.


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    Flash of course. In fact he's so fast that there aren't even many good stories about him now.


Yeah, that's an easy one.


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    Just like energy projection, this is a hard one to figure out. I've noticed that the two most overused powers in comics are flying and throwing zaps.


Not really sure what best flier means. Fastest, most manueverable, or something else. I think Supes is a safe bet here. A good combo of speed, manueverability, and experience.


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    I think it's Wolverine, with the Hulk a close second.


I favor Deadpool.


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    Spider-Man shows this in his solo books more often than anyone else. After that, I'd go with Captain America, especially while he's leading a team.


I think this one goes to Hawkeye. He's improvised wins over the Grandmaster, Abomination, and She-Hulk. I know of no other street with that kind of record.


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    Reed Richards in first place. Hank Pym, Tony Stark and Doom tie for second.


Forge has to be in there somewhere, but yeah Reed or Doom is number one.


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    Captain America hands down. He's both inspirational and leads by example. (Something Superman btw is not so good at.)


Yeah, Cap gets it.


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    Superman, Hulk, and Juggernaut. Put those 3 in any order you like.


Is durability different from healing factor? I think so and so I'd drop Hulk on the list. Juggernaut would be my vote.


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    Thor, Doctor Strange, Doctor Fate, Loki.


Most magical? I'd take Karnilla over all 3 you've listed.


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    Iron Man. Doctor Doom may often have a better suit, having the resources of an entire nation to utilize, but Iron Man will use his suit more effectively.


Aegis armor or Destroyer if they qualify. However, for terrestial armor I'd agree with Iron Man.


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    Richest



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    Bruce Wayne, Tony Stark, Lex Luthor, Norman Osborn, Doctor Doom. Place those in whatever order you want.


I'd put Stark or Luthor first. Modern robber barons are much wealthier than old money or the aristocracy.


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    Daredevil. Since stealth is more about being silent than being non-odorous, Wolverine can only get second place at best. After that, Batman, Nightwing, Electra, etc.


I'll go with the Shroud on this one. He's very sneaky.


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    The Hulk, then Superman


Yeah, I'd give it to Hulk when enraged though there are many with higher bases.


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    This is the only one I can think of where Wolverine comes in first. Unless you mean tracking as a detective does, in which case Logan would be way behind Batman.


I'd go with Heimdall here. His senses are far sharper than Logan's.


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    Best Acrobat


Spider-Man (due to Spider-senses). Gamora's up there too.


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    Best Detective


Batman.


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    Best Energy projector


Silver Surfer.


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    Fastest


The Runner.


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    Best Flier


Superman.


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    Best at Healing


Wolverine.


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    Best Improviser


Hm... either Spider-man or Batman.


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    Best Inventor


Richaaaaarrrrdddss!!!


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    Best Leader


Captain America (Steve).


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    Most invulnerable


Hulk edges out Superman due to Kryptonite.


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    Most magical


Dr. Strange took this easily, until he was Ruined Forever in New Avengers.


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    Best Power suit user


Dr. Doom.


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    Richest


I wish I knew the population of Latveria. I'd probably give it to Doom, since he can profit from the riches of an entire economy.


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Batman.


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The Hulk. (Let's agree to ignore the Red Hulk).


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    Best Tracker


Probably the Silver Surfer again, since he can track across the cosmos.





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I'd say Spidey with Nightcrawler and Beast getting honorable mentions.


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    Best Detective


I think Bats gets this by defaut. He was the original super hero detective and is the best at it. Daredevil gets an honorable mention because he does it on the cheap using his powers.


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    Best Energy projector


I'd probably give this to somebody like Cyke or Havok but their powers tend to get dwarfed by the cosmics, although that latter class doesn't get the good showings on Earth. If I were the Rhino and I had to take a hit from somebody, I'd rather it by Cyke than Silver Surfer.


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    Fastest


Flash, without much question.


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    Best Flier


I think Superman in general, multidirectional flight. Angel gets the win for winged flight because of a lack of competition (Hawkman and Vulture not being completely winged flight). For propulsion-driven flight, Iron Man is the best. Worst flyer goes to Jessica Jones or Peter Parker in his Hornet costume.


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    Best at Healing


WWH was better than Wolverine but since there are different versions of Hulk I'm going to say his average isn't any better than Wolverine's average. Both have low showings and insane ones. I think Deadpool is getting left out here. Back in the day, he was top dog in this, no? I'm assuming we aren't counting shape shifters.


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    Best Improviser


Spidey and Batman are good and they seem to do a lot with a little, but I think I favor Iron Man here. Improvising via his tech is what he does.


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    Best Inventor


This has to go to Pym. Sure, Reed has built gizmos to take him to other dimensions and battle gods, but currently Pym pulls stuff like that out of his pocket. I think in the field of inventing useful gizmos Reed and Tony may have just gotten passed.


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    Captain America hands down. He's both inspirational and leads by example. (Something Superman btw is not so good at.)



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    Most invulnerable


Classically, I'd say Juggernaut. However, if this is a brawl to end it all with Metropolis on the line, I don't know if Superman could not be the last guy standing in a straight up brawl.


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    Most magical


This is hard to say.


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    Best Power suit user


Iron Man


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    Richest


I'd say Black Panther or Doom, depending on who has the higher GDP.


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    Stealthiest


It's cheating, but I'd say somebody like Ghost or maybe the Flash. It is really dependent on situation. the Invisible Woman has a very different approach to stealth than Batman.


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    Strongest


If we are only taking big names, Superman has the highest average. There are guys that can surpass him (really angry Hulk, a handful of villains, etc.) but even then it's never completely clear that somebody else is stronger.


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    Best Tracker


Daredevil. Sure, Wolverine has the experience and possibly the best since of small out there. However, Daredevil's other senses are much better than Wolverine's and these are used frequently in his book to help him find people.




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    I think Deadpool is getting left out here. Back in the day, he was top dog in this, no?


He still is. As recently as last year his healing was explicitly stated to be above Logan's. In the same arc, he literally no-sold having Wolverine's claws popped through his brain.





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    Yeah, I know Wolverine says that ad nauseam, but I'm putting together a list of common comic book abilities and I notice that Wolverine doesn't rate even near the top on most of them. I've tried to place these abilities in alphabetical order, and if I've missed any I apologize, and please feel free to add.  Also, I know my list is kind of Marvel-heavy, that's just who I read more of.    Please feel free to any any names you think are appropriate, and if you like where they and others rate on a scale of 1 to 100.



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    Best Acrobat

Tie between Spiderman and Night Crawler, Death Stroke maybe


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BatMan, Nick Fury

[/qoute]Best Energy projector


Excluding Abstracts, Cosmics, Sky Fathers, gods, The Destroyer and mystical entities like Dormammu or the Vishanti.
Silver Surfer, Quasar, The Lanterns. 

[/qoute]Fastest

The Flashes, The Runner, Makkari, Hermes, Hermod, Quick Silver 

[/qoute]Best Flier

Surfer, Supes, Ikaris, Glads

Best at Healing

Wolverine, Hulk any Eternal. 

Best Improviser

Cap, Bats, Spidey, Stark, Doom, Reed, Thanos, Thor.


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Galactus, High Evolutionary, Celestials, Watchers and gods have uber devices but non cosmics like Thanos, Reed, Doom, Mad Maximus, Stark, and Forge.


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Cap, Thor, Ares, Gladiator,


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Destroyer Armor, Mangog, Juggernaut, Supes, Doomsday, Hulk 


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Barring gods and mystical entities, Doctor Strange, Fate, Zantana, Voodoo


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Barring Imperiex, Destroyer, Celestial


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    Iron Man. Doctor Doom may often have a better suit, having the resources of an entire nation to utilize, but Iron Man will use his suit more effectively.


Just because Doom runs a backwater country it does not preclude him in to having a superior suit of armor. I'll bet the Stark gross profits are equal to or better than Doom's. Stark's armor is equal to and superior in a lot of ways to Doom's armor. 


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Bruce Wayne, Tony Stark, Lex Luthor, Doom, Black Panther, Thor, Namor. These guys are very very rich and a few billion here or there is nothing. Some use there money while other think little of it.


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Invisible Woman, Martian Manhunter, Vision, Black Panter, Bats, Spiderman Dare Devil, Shadow Cat.


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Mangog is an absolute beast apart from cosmics or the Destroyer no one is going to wrestle him to the ground.

Best Tracker

Any Herald or Heimdall can find you anywhere. 


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    Yeah, I know Wolverine says that ad nauseam, but I'm putting together a list of common comic book abilities and I notice that Wolverine doesn't rate even near the top on most of them. I've tried to place these abilities in alphabetical order, and if I've missed any I apologize, and please feel free to add.  Also, I know my list is kind of Marvel-heavy, that's just who I read more of.    Please feel free to any any names you think are appropriate, and if you like where they and others rate on a scale of 1 to 100.



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    I put Spider-Man on top here, with honorable mention to Daredevil, Captain America, and Nightwing

Spider-man yes, He's embarrased Nightcrawler before now and if he can leave Kurt in the shade he should logically leave Cap behind too though it's debatable i suppose.


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    In this category, Batman's (Bruce Wayne) the best, with Dick Grayson coming in second. I'd also give a nod to all the investigative reporters in each universe, many of whom don't have superpowers. This includes Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Ben Urich, etc.

It's dependent on how you classify this but i think Daredevil should be right up there too, his senses and deductive reasoning make him arguably at least match for Batman in my opinion.


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    This is a hard one for me to figure out. As many energy projector as there are in comics, there doesn't seem to be a general consensus over which ones are the most powerful. Superman? Thor? Green Lantern? Cyclops? Iron Man? Does Iron Man even count as an energy projector since he does it using machinery?

You'll never get a straight answer here as whoever you name there's someone more powerful... I would nominate Silver Surfer obviously but point to Captain Atom who's reachable potential exceeds Surfers.
You can go on and on with potential candidates here.


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    Flash of course. In fact he's so fast that there aren't even many good stories about him now.

I can't think of anyone decisively faster no, but his speed is not responsible for the poor stories, reread Mark Waids run for example and you see it's just a matter of getting a writer who understands the mechanics of that power and its limitations.


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    Just like energy projection, this is a hard one to figure out. I've noticed that the two most overused powers in comics are flying and throwing zaps.

I nominate Hawkman largely due to his sheer experience, back in JSA #24 he's thrown off Onimar Synn's citadel minus wings and there's an awesome sequence highlighting his aviation intuition... his instinct is superb in this field.


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    I think it's Wolverine, with the Hulk a close second.

The General.


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    Spider-Man shows this in his solo books more often than anyone else. After that, I'd go with Captain America, especially while he's leading a team.

In improvisation i'd say Iron Man historically ties Batman. Both superb at adapting on the spot...


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    Reed Richards in first place. Hank Pym, Tony Stark and Doom tie for second.

Yup, though How about Doc Savage?


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    Captain America hands down. He's both inspirational and leads by example. (Something Superman btw is not so good at.)

Superman does every bit as well as Cap actually. But in terms of experience and ability Cap is indeed the man of choice... Though Optimus Prime rivals him.


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    Superman, Hulk, and Juggernaut. Put those 3 in any order you like.

Juggernaut by definition leads, Silver Surfer, followed by Superman and his most powerful imitators - the Hulk shouldn't make the list however!


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    Thor, Doctor Strange, Doctor Fate, Loki.

Etrigan, Spectre, Spawn or Ghost Rider surely? Again you can go on and on but in recognition terms Dracula is arguably the logical choice.


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    Iron Man. Doctor Doom may often have a better suit, having the resources of an entire nation to utilize, but Iron Man will use his suit more effectively.

I'd say Shellhead for sure leads the pack.


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    Bruce Wayne, Tony Stark, Lex Luthor, Norman Osborn, Doctor Doom. Place those in whatever order you want.

No idea. I guess right now it's Bruce Wayne at the top, Doom is leader of a relatively poor country, Luthor is Bankrupt, Osborn who knows while Tony Starks fortune is both contentious and frozen - if not confiscated....


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    Daredevil. Since stealth is more about being silent than being non-odorous, Wolverine can only get second place at best. After that, Batman, Nightwing, Electra, etc.

Tough call, if it's streetlevellers then Snake Eyes is in there as is The Shadow. I think if push comes to shove Elektra beats out Batman slightly but Daredevil is below Batmans expertise in this category while Wolverine might be anywhere....


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    The Hulk, then Superman

Superman. In terms of feats, combat showings and the fact the Hulk is going near allout 9/10 while Superman needs extra prodding to break his daily self-imposed level means Superman has a far higher ceiling to what he can draw on in terms of power - see performances against Brainiac, Subjekt-17, Konvikt or that squad of Daxamites for the idea.


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    This is the only one I can think of where Wolverine comes in first. Unless you mean tracking as a detective does, in which case Logan would be way behind Batman.

I'd say Daredevil heads the list actually, he can operate on a higher level than Logan.



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    Yeah, I know Wolverine says that ad nauseam, but I'm putting together a list of common comic book abilities and I notice that Wolverine doesn't rate even near the top on most of them. I've tried to place these abilities in alphabetical order, and if I've missed any I apologize, and please feel free to add.  Also, I know my list is kind of Marvel-heavy, that's just who I read more of.    Please feel free to any any names you think are appropriate, and if you like where they and others rate on a scale of 1 to 100.



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    I put Spider-Man on top here, with honorable mention to Daredevil, Captain America, and Nightwing


Definitely Spiderman.


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Yeah batman.


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This is a tough one. Thor is kind of a hardhitter though not very fancy. I think he desrves a mention. In terms of finesse as well i think Heralds and GLs should make up the rest.


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Yep.


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Superman and clones should own this.


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    I think it's Wolverine, with the Hulk a close second.


This probably should be Wolverines category as it pretty much is "what he does" apart from the claws.


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    Spider-Man shows this in his solo books more often than anyone else. After that, I'd go with Captain America, especially while he's leading a team.


Tony deserves mention.


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Yep.


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Juggs then Surfer. Then Superman and classic Savage Hulk assuming you mean "hard invulnerability".


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Stark would probably be the richest to be honest but lets say Bruce is a good counterpart in the DCU.


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More or less agree.


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Pretty much. Though I think Herc might get a mention in between Hulk and Superman in my book at least.


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