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Physically strongest female character?

02 Mar 2017 23:35 #52926 by rebel4life
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OK, I'm probably probing a hornets' nest right here, and sorry if posted (couldn't find a thread via search, though), but who do you think is the most powerful (physically strongest) female character ever created, graphic novels or TV or movies or whatever?

I'd go with She-Ra, a mid-1980's character/show, as her feats of strength are singular, or so I guess (pulling the Earth together with her legs etc.).

But I'm open for any further suggestions.

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02 Mar 2017 23:47 #52927 by Artnico
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On the paper, Power Girl should be the strongest, but as usual, her feats of strength are very disappointing in the comics.
I should also say Wonder Woman, but it's the same thing, as if writers and drawers was afraid to show a woman as strong as Superman.

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03 Mar 2017 00:29 #52928 by ChaozCloud
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Medaka from Medaka Box.

Literally her power is that whatever you can do she can do to when you were at 100% of your potential.

So say if she was fighting Superman. She would gain all of Supermans powers (permanently) and she would use them at the level of a super charged Superman at his prime.

So basically she is op as all hell.

But if we don't count copying then Silver Age Supergirl probably?

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03 Mar 2017 00:43 #52930 by rebel4life
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Artnico wrote: On the paper, Power Girl should be the strongest, but as usual, her feats of strength are very disappointing in the comics.
I should also say Wonder Woman, but it's the same thing, as if writers and drawers was afraid to show a woman as strong as Superman.


Unlikely. Why should she be any stronger than Supergirl, Superman etc?

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03 Mar 2017 00:45 #52931 by rebel4life
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ChaozCloud wrote: Medaka from Medaka Box.

Literally her power is that whatever you can do she can do to when you were at 100% of your potential.

So say if she was fighting Superman. She would gain all of Supermans powers (permanently) and she would use them at the level of a super charged Superman at his prime.

So basically she is op as all hell.

But if we don't count copying then Silver Age Supergirl probably?


Good point. I don't know the character not the setting, so are, in her universe, any super-strength beings? Otherwise, meh.
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03 Mar 2017 00:49 #52932 by Akane
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A reality warper-tier character most likely

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03 Mar 2017 00:49 #52933 by ChaozCloud
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rebel4life wrote:

ChaozCloud wrote: Medaka from Medaka Box.

Literally her power is that whatever you can do she can do to when you were at 100% of your potential.

So say if she was fighting Superman. She would gain all of Supermans powers (permanently) and she would use them at the level of a super charged Superman at his prime.

So basically she is op as all hell.

But if we don't count copying then Silver Age Supergirl probably?


Good point. I don't know the character not the setting, so are, in her universe, any super-strength beings? Otherwise, meh.


Plenty. There is for example basically a god that can destroy stars light years away with finger beams. Only problem with Madokas power is that she has to either see the thing she wants to copy in action or she must hear about it (yes that works too for some reason).
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03 Mar 2017 01:10 #52934 by rebel4life
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ChaozCloud wrote:

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ChaozCloud wrote: Medaka from Medaka Box.

Literally her power is that whatever you can do she can do to when you were at 100% of your potential.

So say if she was fighting Superman. She would gain all of Supermans powers (permanently) and she would use them at the level of a super charged Superman at his prime.

So basically she is op as all hell.

But if we don't count copying then Silver Age Supergirl probably?


Good point. I don't know the character not the setting, so are, in her universe, any super-strength beings? Otherwise, meh.


Plenty. There is for example basically a god that can destroy stars light years away with finger beams. Only problem with Madokas power is that she has to either see the thing she wants to copy in action or she must hear about it (yes that works too for some reason).


Oookay [head spinning], so let's forget about all these power-assuming issues.

On an original basis, who'd be the strongest (physically) female character? Why Silver Age Supergirl? I'd still go with She-Ra ... .
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03 Mar 2017 01:23 #52935 by ChaozCloud
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Well Silver Age Supergirl was able to survive an explosion that sent her past infinity. And lets not forget she is about the equal of Silver Age Superman who accidentally destroyed a galaxy by sneezing <.<

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03 Mar 2017 10:57 #52940 by dauntingmold
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I'd go with Cythonna a Kryptonian God. Superman stated she was the strongest foe he'd ever fought, and was shown to be stronger than he was even in a weakened state.
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03 Mar 2017 11:11 #52941 by Woodclaw
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I remember reading an interview with one of the authors involved in the post-crisis reboot of 1984-85, who said that the reference model they discussed at DC to handle power scales and such was based on the assumption that Superman was the most physically powerful character not because he was superior to everyone else, in fact there was at least one character who would beat him in every given category (strength, speed etc), but he was the only one who ranked so high in so many respects. In terms of purely physical strength Wonder Woman was supposed to beat him, but unfortunately this element was quickly lost after the first wave of creative teams reisigned.

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03 Mar 2017 11:38 #52943 by AuGoose
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...Or because after you've had Superman move/tow the Earth SEVERAL TIMES the idea that she'd be stronger than him is kinda ludicrous.

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03 Mar 2017 11:58 #52944 by Markiehoe
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When I was a kid comic books cost money but TV was free.
My intro to superheroes was the Filmation Superman cartoon.
Even as a kid to me the idea of Superman moving the Earth was ridiculous.



In the opening credits he had trouble stopping a train.



These over the top/ cosmic feats of strength lose me.

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04 Mar 2017 21:40 #52979 by lowerbase
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I've always found Superman poorly developed. If it wasn't for Richard Donner and Christopher Reeve sweetheart in the 80s, it wouldn't be any different than Shazam, or any other generic hero nowadays.

Most of his stories are about his search for 'his identity'. Mainly because he has none.

I don't know. powers in comics should be trait of the character. Superman 'powers' are jack of all trades and master of all. Writing for this character must be such a nightmare. That's why he had so many bizarre powers in the old comics to fill his lack of personality.

Even Power Girl breasts have more personality than him.

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04 Mar 2017 23:03 #52982 by rebel4life
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I agree with you on Superman, but are we any closer to an answer (op) right now?

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05 Mar 2017 01:24 - 05 Mar 2017 01:31 #52984 by lowerbase
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rebel4life wrote: I agree with you on Superman, but are we any closer to an answer (op) right now?


Nah, it is quite impossible. It is all too inconsistent. Especially overpowered characters.

The most powerful would be the Phoenix Force (Jean Grey)

> The Phoenix Force has the ability to manipulate cosmic energies and to tap into the life-force reserved for future generations, thus denying them existence. It can wield this energy to project beams of immense destructive force. It can transmigrate throughout time and space by folding its energy back into itself, causing it to collapse akin to a black hole and then reform itself upon reaching its destination.

Really, what Superman can do against this?

Physically, it is impossible to say. The limit is the writer imagination. A wild guess would be She-Hulk
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05 Mar 2017 03:07 #52985 by Whatever
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I suppose another problem in answering this particular question, as can be seen by some of the posts above, is that there is almost always something about these fictional characters that is blatantly non-physical.
As far as I am aware (that is to say, not a lot), the feats of strength shown by Superman and other Kryptonians are related to their ability of tactile telekinesis, so one could argue that their physical strength on its own is actually completely immesurable, as it is never truly shown.

Also, I believe there is the problem that "physical" does not necessarily relate to musclular strength. Using the example above or that of Jean Grey, is a power such as telekinesis physical because the character is genetically able to do it and does it with physical motions of their body? I'd say no, but whatever floats one's boat.

Sorry for being this sort-of technical, I just think there may be no good answer to this question. Up to a certain power level, sure, but anything that far above earth-like strength will prove difficult to classify, I fear.
(Though if it's a popularity contest, Power Girl gets my vote :D)

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05 Mar 2017 03:19 #52988 by AuGoose
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Its kind of a weird question, since most of the upper end is simply 'meaninglessly strong' in the context of the physical universe. A lot of 'if you can describe the feat, they can perform it' going on out there.

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05 Mar 2017 18:58 #52990 by erikphandel
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lowerbase wrote: I've always found Superman poorly developed. If it wasn't for Richard Donner and Christopher Reeve sweetheart in the 80s, it wouldn't be any different than Shazam, or any other generic hero nowadays.

Most of his stories are about his search for 'his identity'. Mainly because he has none.

I don't know. powers in comics should be trait of the character. Superman 'powers' are jack of all trades and master of all. Writing for this character must be such a nightmare. That's why he had so many bizarre powers in the old comics to fill his lack of personality.

Even Power Girl breasts have more personality than him.


Precisely why I find Supergirl a much more appealing character than Superman. She has the generic do-goody personality, but also traces of conflict due to the fact that she left Krypton when she was 16 instead of 1, making her effectively the last Kryptonian alive in a cultural sense. Superman is just an Earthling with Kryptonian powers

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05 Mar 2017 18:59 #52991 by erikphandel
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Regarding to the topic, I think the strongest female character in the DC universe would be Maxima. If I'm not mistaken, she's stronger than all the other Kryptonians, doesn't have weakness to kryptonite, and has mind powers

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