I don't see this answered definitively, there are opinions here and there but short of having every mutant in a death match can we answer, who is the most powerful mutant in the Marvel Universe?

One possible algorithm for determining 'more powerful'

  1. Pick an opponent, X and find an instance where X defeats a mutant
  2. Eliminate all mutants either directly defeated by X, or by beings defeated by X
  3. We ultimately get to a being who no mutant has defeated. Stop.
  4. Pick the last mutant(s) that was removed from the list.

Note to real life coders, it will terminate since the lists are finite, and as written may fail some edge-conditions.

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    most powerful based on what? richards can create a universe, but scarlet witch can alter all of reality. richards could defeat a celesital, but wanda could make them not even exist in the first place. – phantom42 Dec 2 '15 at 15:38
  • I was going for combat, of course not only physical. Which mutant would win in Marvelverse combat against increasingly powerful opponents? Presumably say the Living Tribunal could win over all. – Athena Widget Dec 2 '15 at 15:42
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    The problem with your question is that we can go round and round arguing over whom can beat whom as power levels and combat abilities flux from writer to writer and story to story. – phantom42 Dec 2 '15 at 20:14
  • @phantom42 Got it, leave it locked. I was putting in how I came up with a solution. – Athena Widget Dec 2 '15 at 20:21

Franklin Benjamin Richards

Franklin is a mutant beyond Omega-Level with vast reality-manipulating and psionic powers.1

1Powers and Abilities

Two Celestials, Ashema the Listener and Nezarr the Calculator, were at one time tasked with retrieving Franklin for evaluation as a new member of the Celestial Host.2

2Heroes Reborn: The Return #1

He warps the three Celestials away to the inner sphere of a local gas giant. He then acquires an orb containing his younger counterpart's powers, which he stores within his chest. When the Celestials return, the adult Franklin again confronts them, and destroys them all in a prolonged battle. In the aftermath, the adult Franklin shares a brief moment with Galactus. The two discuss the heat death of everything and the revelation of Franklin's immortality, specifically that he will, a billion years from now, stand beside Galactus to witness the birth of a new universe.

As a little boy creates a universe in his bedroom.

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Again as a little boy offhandedly defeats multiple Celestials

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  • Does that mean the celestials are an association, rather than a race? – user40790 Dec 2 '15 at 14:55
  • Well at least we know they can merge to create an even more poweful entity. – Athena Widget Dec 2 '15 at 15:09

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