What defines a comic book superhero other than the villains? It isn't the people the superhero saves, it isn't the countries the superhero protects, but it is the threat faced. And this is also the case of the MCU. Until now, each solo film and each of the Avengers have presented us with quite a few villains, which have made us wonder: if it were to make a list, which of them would be the most powerful?
Of course, we are not talking about henchmen (such as Kurse, who was able to deflect Thor's hammer like it was nothing), because being a henchman always presumes that the lieutenant is weaker than the general.
And, of course, we won't name villains which basically have the same powers as others (such as Whiplash, who basically wields the same technology as the Iron Monger).
Speaking of which, the least powerful has to be…
7. Iron Monger
Obadiah Stane/Iron Monger was the first villain of the MCU. And he wasn't at all that powerful, we might say – after all, he was none other than the Dude. However, he may as well be one of the most interesting villains, simply because he was played by Jeff Bridges and he was actually developed.
In this way, the villain's relation to the hero is pretty clear and pretty intricate, even if (in the end) it is reduced to nothing else than just envy.
So he is nothing than just a man in an armored suit – so not that powerful a villain. But what an actor…
On the next page, a Captain America villain!