Comparing characters’ powers is always interesting because such comparisons might reveal who the stronger is between characters who’ve not had the pleasure of facing each other or have done it only on several, rare occasions. Today, we are going to compare Apocalypse, a supervillain from the X-Men franchise, and Thanos, the Mad Titan, and one of Marvel’s ultimate supervillains. So, is Apocalypse stronger than Thanos?
Thanos would ultimately win in a fight between them. Thanos has a long history of fighting against the whole Marvel Universe and is always considered to be one of the strongest villains in the Marvel Universe, which is why we think he could beat even a very strong Apocalypse.
Now that we’ve given you a short introduction, let us discuss the topic of this article in more detail.
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Thanos vs Apocalypse: Who is stronger and who would win in a fight?
Now that we’ve introduced you to the two of them, let us see which one is stronger.
Both Apocalypse and Thanos are very powerful. Apocalypse is an Omega level mutant and one of the strongest mutants in existence, although he has been beaten by both the X-Men and Magneto on separate occasions. Thanos, on the other hand, is one of the most powerful beings in the whole universe, a cosmic warlord whose power is so vast he could beat almost anyone in the Marvel universe.
Some of Apocalypse’s powers include immortality, superhuman strength and intellect, superhuman durability, the ability to teleport, psionic manipulation (including telekinesis and telepathy), self-molecular manipulation (which allows him to change shapes and sizes, since he can manipulate his own body on a molecular level) and energy manipulation (he can draw energy from different sources and use it to increase his own power). On the other hand, Thanos is likewise immortal, has superhuman strength, speed and durability, he is practically invulnerable, can teleport and regenerate, he can manipulate matter, use telepathic abilities, manipulate energy and even fly; he also has superhuman intelligence. Thanos strength level is that of Class 100+, while Apocalypse’s changes, due to him being able to harvest external energy, which means that his strength level is quite often incalculable.
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z (2010), lists their powers as follows:
So, what can we conclude from this? As stated, both Apocalypse and Thanos are extremely powerful, but based on our comic book experiences and the official numbers above, Thanos would beat Apocalypse. Easily? That one’s not so clear. In regular conditions, certainly – Thanos is much stronger, but if we imagine a situation where Apocalypse draws an infinite amount of energy, he could prove a strong opponent for the Mad Titan. Still, Thanos has managed to kill the whole universe in the King Thanos storyline, while Apocalypse was regularly beaten by some nominally weaker heroes, something that would never happen to Thanos. This is why we think – and we think most people will agree with us – that Thanos is stronger than Apocalypse and would beat him in a direct fight.
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