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GLOW‘s third season is coming to Netflix on August 9th, 2019, and we’re more than ready to see the beautiful, hilarious, and strong-as-hell women return. This drama comedy centers around Ruth Wilder as she joins a wrestling television show with her ex-best friend, Debbie Eagan.

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The show follows the personal (and professional) lives of these powerful women as they struggle through their friendship, their careers, and their lives. Let’s not forget the hilarity and dynamics of all of the other women involved. As season 3 closes in on us, this list shares the 10 best quotes from the currently available two seasons and shows just why this show is a perfect demonstration of women power, personal struggle, and the media industry.

10 Real Parts

Ruth Wilder (Season 1, Episode 1):

What I’m interested in are real parts, not secretaries telling powerful men their wives are on line two.

Ruth Wilder is the epitome of a strong, good-hearted actress trying to make it on the big screen without giving up every last shred of her feminism and dignity. Although she takes on the role of Zoya in the GLOW production, she still firmly believes that she is destined to help make the show more than just women wrestling each other.

Ruth blurts this masterful line after an audition for a part where she accidentally reads the man’s (powerful) part, only to be told by the casting director that she is supposed to read the woman’s line, which is that of a secretary. This line confronts the nature of the industry, and Ruth’s determination to not accept it.

9 Choices

Debbie Eagan (Season 1, Episode 1):

Things don’t just happen. People make choices. They want things, and then they go for them.

Debbie Eagan is another strong force in this series, and that’s probably why she and Ruth can’t just seem to get along. Debbie is full of one-liners, but some of them are much more powerful than others.

Throughout the show, Debbie’s character goes back and forth between hopelessness and acceptance, strength and determination. This quote definitely represents the latter, proving once again that Debbie has ambitions, and you don’t get anywhere unless you work for them.

8 Sleeping Beauty

Sam Sylvia (Season 1, Episode 2):

You’re pretty. You got big boobs, and those soap writers didn’t count on you having brains. Am I right? You asked too many questions, you maybe improvised a few too many lines and then, boom, Sleeping Beauty.

Debbie Eagan (Season 1, Episode 2):

Yeah, if you wanna do something more than nod and eat a salad and make a pretty cry-face, you’re punished.

Although Sam is literally the full embodiment of a creepy, sexist, and selfish television producer, he is also the King of slipping in completely honest and bitter truths. Somehow, this line encompasses sexism, feminism, and a huge push at character development all in one.

Through this conversation, we see Sam’s awareness of the nature of the industry, and we also learn why exactly Debbie got fired from her soap opera. While delivered in a blunt and comical nature, this quote confronts Hollywood in a succinct and powerful way.

7 Here You Are

Sam Sylvia (Season 1, Episode 2):

Now, here you are. You’re ripe. Fecund. A custodian of new life. You’re a… you’re a fertile harvest goddess. Now… pull your shoulders back, and, and strut like you own the ring.

Again, Sam isn’t exactly known for his feminist ideologies, but he sure knows how to get the ladies to perform to their best abilities, even if it means appealing to their biological beauty.

While this line literally cannot help but make you laugh as Marc Maron delivers it with a dry and humorous twist, we still appreciate the notion, and we’re applauding his attempt at appreciating the beauty of a woman’s fertility. These women are all goddesses.

6 It Is For Me

Sheila the She-Wolf (Season 1, Episode 4):

I’ve worn this, or some version of this, every day for the past five years. It’s not a costume. Just me. And what I do in the morning… what I put on, what I wear, it’s not for you. It’s… it is for me.

Sheila spends pretty much all of her screen time keeping to herself, battling ignorance, and struggling to fit in. Finally, Ruth manages to break down some of her walls, and Sheila shares this beautiful truth that all women and men can relate to.

While maybe none of us can directly relate to Sheila, we all know how it feels to struggle with finding yourself, and we can all benefit from thinking like Sheila. You do you boo, and do you well.

5 Push The Envelope

Sam Sylvia (Season 1, Episode 4):

Well, that’s the problem. That’s middle-of-the-road shit. It’s safe. You see, me? I like to push the envelope. I like to jolt people into consciousness.

For such a controversial character, Sam makes this list an impressive number of times. This quote in itself makes for a pretty good life motto.

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We all could use a bit of ingenuity and spontaneity, and maybe that’s something we could actually take away from Sam (minus the serial sex, cocaine, and bitter loneliness).

4 The Alma Behind The Hitchcock

Ruth Wilder (Season 2, Episode 1):

Alfred Hitchcock and his wife? Alma, you know, the woman behind the man who is as important as the man and really helps the man be great while also getting the job done.

Ruth strikes again with her women-deserve-more-credit ideology; honestly, we can’t get enough of it. When Ruth suggests that she can be the Alma to Sam’s Alfred, he’s pretty confused, but Ruth quickly clears things up.

She doesn’t need to say anything more to show that all women have a role. Even if it’s behind the scenes, they are contributing to greatness. However, we’d also like a little more women up front, but Ruth has that covered, too.

3 People

Rhonda Richardson (Season 2, Episode 5):

Perverts are people, too.

This simple (and admittedly cheeky) quote had to find a slot on this list. Rhonda isn’t exactly the brightest crayon in the box (ironically, of course, contrasting her wrestling character), but this purely innocent line actually carries a lot of weight.

Regardless of someone’s reputation, everyone deserves and needs a little kindness in their lives.

2 A Difference

Ruth Wilder (Season 2, Episode 5):

I’ve been acting pretty much my whole life, and it’s always just another audition, another meeting, another year of waiting for someone to give you permission to do the thing you wanna do. But finally I’m getting to do something, and it feels different, you know? I feel different. Strong. In control.

This is probably Ruth’s best quote in the entire series thus far. It encompasses everything about her character and what it is like to follow your dreams and have ambitions. While she’s specifically talking about acting, this quote can translate to everyone everywhere, regardless of what they’re trying to achieve.

We all deserve a chance at our goals, and sometimes it takes a little longer than anticipated. Like Ruth, you should never give up.

1 “It Shouldn’t Be That Way…”

Debbie Eagan (Season 2, Episode 5):

Men try shit, you have to pretend to like it until you don’t have to anymore.

Ruth Wilder (Season 2, Episode 5):

It shouldn’t be that way.

Debbie Eagan (Season 2, Episode 5):

No, it shouldn’t, and women should get to direct and not be washed up by the time they’re 30, and I should have got to eat a piece of my own wedding cake without worrying about how many minutes of Jane f**king Fonda it was gonna take to work it off, but that is the way it is.

This quote is honestly pretty depressing, but it’s also one of the most powerful ones that GLOW has presented in its first two seasons. There isn’t really a silver lining or a shining hope in this conversation, but it provides an honest, succinct confrontation of the media industry and systemic sexism.

Ruth and Debbie have both been pushed to use their sexuality to move forward due to not being taken seriously because of their gender. These two ladies still give us hope that doesn’t always have to be the case. “It shouldn’t be that way,” and we’re going to work like hell until it isn’t.

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2019-07-12 03:07:51

Meah Peers

Every Major Twilight Character From Weakest To Most Powerful, Officially Ranked

Unless you were living under a bridge ten years ago, without a cell phone or internet access, then maybe, just maybe, you were unaware of the international success of the book series about vampires and shape-shifters called Twilight. The books actually began coming out in 2005, with one book being released each year until 2008, which was the same year the film series began.

Even through Stephenie Meyer only wrote four books, there was five films. Twilight (2008,) New Moon (2009,) Eclipse (2010,) Breaking Dawn – Part One (2011,) and Breaking Dawn – Part Two (2012) combined for a box office total of $1.4 billion, making it the 16th highest grossing franchise of all time.

Its popularity continues to sparkle even today as the franchise has created an entire world of fan fiction and comic books starring their favorite Twilight characters. Any film series that has this kind of cult-like following is going to have fans that are very dedicated to the story and that kind of passion created the infamous Team Edward or Team Jacob debate.

That makes ranking the characters a very tough job for anyone, let alone us. So instead of creating a ranking system of random characters, we decided to stick to only the major characters, the ones that are not just the main cast, but are also important to the storyline of the entire series, and ranked them according to who is the most powerful.

16 Charlie Swan (Human)

Even without sharing any of the vampire, or shape-shifter, abilities, Charlie Swan comes in on our list of major characters because he is one of the most important ones in the franchise. But since he is only a human, he is the weakest, by far.

Charlie, as you already know, is the father of Bella Swan, the main character from the franchise, and is also a cop that has no clue his daughter is friends with, and married to, vampires. He is often left in the dark about the things Bella is doing but tries to do what is best for her since he is divorced from her mother and is left to raise her on his own the best way he can.

15 Rosalie Hale (Vampire)

Of all the Cullens, Rosalie Hale just so happens to be one of the most basic vampires of them all. Since she is a vampire, she does manage to possess all the basic abilities that a vampire has like immortality, incredible speed and quickness, impressive strength, and self-control.

One of the things she does have that a lot of other vampires do not is her beauty. Before she turned, Rosalie was already one of the most beautiful women in the world. So when she became a vampire, it enhanced that beauty and created someone who was so gorgeous, people took notice.

14 Carlisle Cullen (Vampire)

One of the most underrated powers that a vampire can possess is intelligence. They can use it to turn themselves into a finely tuned machine that excels in many different aspects of life. For Carlisle Cullen, he chose to become a doctor, after he turned into a vampire, and has spent centuries learning medicine and perfecting his talents.

However, his intelligence is not quite enough to put him higher on the list of Twilight characters. He might be able to develop special abilities if he decided to do so because of his higher level of intelligence than most other vampires but that can take some time, maybe even centuries to develop into anything that could move him up the list.

13 Esme Cullen (Vampire)

Esme Cullen is the wife of Carlisle and adopted mother of the rest of the Cullens. She is a vampire but she does not truly possess any kind of special ability, officially.

Unofficially, Esme has the ability to love those around her, and show compassion at a very high level. It is why she has become the mother of the family. Her loving nature has prevented her from becoming a very strong fighter, or an even more powerful vampire. Even knowing this, Esme has still shown the ability to hold her own in a fight, especially in Breaking Dawn: Part 2.

12 Emmett Cullen (Vampire)

The supernatural talents of the vampires in the Twilight movie franchise range from telepathy to inducing the illusion of pain. But since not all vampires end up with a special power, they can find themselves with an enhanced basic ability that tracks back to when they were still human.

For Emmett Cullen, he was a physical specimen as a human being and was already a very strong person before turning into a vampire. So when he became one, that physical strength was enhanced to become a big part of who he is. Although he is not the best fighter, his power, and physical strength, makes him one of the strongest vampires alive.

11 Jasper Hale (Vampire)

When you first look at the Cullen family, Jasper would not be the top pick for best fighter, but he is and has shown off that ability a few times throughout the series. That skillset comes from his days as a human, when he was in the military and was trained to fight on the front lines. Not only does he have power, he is a fast and smart fighter, making him one of the toughest fighters in the film series.

But he also possesses a special ability known as pathokinesis. This skill allows him to sense and change the moods of other vampires, even Bella, making him one of the very few vampires that can penetrate her mental shield. His power is such that he has to control it or he could abuse it and turn it into a power he uses for evil.

10 Alice Cullen (Vampire)

One of the most popular Twilight characters in the film saga, besides Edward, Jacob, or Bella, is Alice Cullen, the beautiful vampire that was able to protect the Cullen’s, specifically Renesmee’s life when she was being hunted by the Volturi, using her special gift of seeing into the future.

The subjective precognition ability allows Alice to be able to follow a person’s decision into the future and see the outcome. She would be the most powerful vampire but it has limitations and if a person changes their mind, the future she saw no longer will happen.

9 James (Vampire)

When it comes to major characters in the Twilight series, James is the one that has the ability to track better than just about every other vampire in the world. It was even mentioned in the movies about how lethal his senses are compared to other vampires. But it is his tracking ability that puts him high atop our list.

He is not the greatest tracker in all of the world, but he is the second best, behind a Volturi guard named Demetri. James is limited to distance when tracking someone while Demetri can track anyone from any location on the planet. He was a skilled outdoorsman before turning into a vampire and it helped him to become this powerful character.

8 Victoria (Vampire)

Not every special power is about reading minds or physical contact. Victoria has a very special ability of enhanced self-preservation and can hide from other vampires to avoid very dangerous situations that could arise.

This power is all about surviving. When she senses danger, she has the ability to protect herself by quickly figuring out where to go to evade her enemy’s and get away. Since she was determined to destroy the Cullens and expose Bella, she was the biggest threat to Bella because she was almost impossible to find.

7 Edward Cullen (Vampire)

Telepathy is a formidable gift to possess because it allows a vampire the ability to know exactly what everyone is thinking and to be ready for anything that could happen. When Bella asks him about his gift, he tells her, “I can read every mind in this room. Apart from yours.”

His ability gets stronger the more he knows a person so he can read their minds as they get further away from him than anyone else. He uses it to keep people who are attracted to him in order to remain anonymous and continue being a vampire without anyone noticing his skin sparkling. (Sorry, we just had to bring up the sparkling skin effect.)

6 Jane (Volturi)

One of the worst things that can happen to a vampire is to be burnt to a crisp from direct sunlight. It does not take very long to eliminate a vampire using sunlight and it is known to be one of the most painful ends  they can endure.

Jane, one of the highest ranking members of the Volturi guard, has a gift that makes her the most feared vampires alive. She has the ability to induce pain on another person, even a vampire. Although she cannot actually physically do much against another vampire, she does not have to. She can make the victim feel crippling pain that incapacitates them while other vampires can take care of business.

The power isn’t the strongest but when you consider how feared she is amongst the vampires, it makes that ability more powerful than almost all the rest.

5 Alec (Volturi)

Alec is a Volturi guard member and is the twin brother of another guard, Jane, who helps his ability grow even stronger when used together. Jane has the power of inducing the illusion of pain on someone while he has the ability to numb the senses and paralyze multiple people at one time, allowing the Volturi a chance to take them out with ease.

His talents are considered stronger than Jane’s because he can basically pause several people at once, making them an easy target for anyone else nearby. Aro takes full advantage of his gifts throughout the entire film series.

4 Aro (Volturi)

Considered the overall leader of the most powerful coven of vampires known as the Volturi, Aro has the ability to read someone’s mind with nothing more than physical contact. He normally removes his gloves and touches the person he wants to read so the amount of physical contact is as easy as a touch.

His power is far greater than Edward’s because it can penetrate the mind much further than he can. He can see a person’s feelings and memories from someone’s entire life, from the day they were born, if need be. His ability lets him read a person’s mind like you would use Google Maps. He finds what he wants and goes as far as he can to find out everything about that memory.

3 Bella Swan (Vampire)

As you have already read about, not all vampires possess a special ability. They all have the same basic powers like super speed, immortality, enhanced senses, amazing strength, and unnatural healing. Then there are the ones that also have that one special ability that turns them into a special type of vampire.

Bella Swan has a mental shield that is known to be the most powerful special ability known to vampires. It can block any psychic powers that try to enter your mind. In other words, she can use her mental shield to protect others while they use their special powers, making her very dangerous.

2 Jacob (Shape-Shifter)

Even though we are nearly 12 years since the first film came out, there is still an ongoing debate in the Twilight series. The argument over who would win in a fight between Jacob, the shape-shifter, and Edward, a vampire who eventually marries Bella and is the father of Renessee.

The debate is much bigger than who would win in a fight between these two men. It is more about vampires versus shape-shifters. In the world of fictional stories, werewolves are more powerful than vampires, and always have been. But in the Twilight series, they are not.

Jacob is the exception and has more abilities, and powers, than almost all the other shape-shifters in his pack.

1 Renesmee Cullen (Half-Vampire)

Although the films did not cover the full extent of Renesmee Cullen’s powers, it did showcase her ability to penetrate Bella’s mental shield by touching her and being able to communicate with her using her mind. Does that make her the most powerful? No, not at all. But it does help.

The best reason we think that would help secure her spot on the top of our list is that she was born from two vampires, Edward and Bella, who have very strong abilities themselves. She is also a rare breed of half-vampire and half-human.

She also has Jacob, who imprinted on her at birth, to protect her for the rest of her life. Which is not her own power, but having our second strongest character around her, protecting her all the time, certainly helps.


2019-04-17 04:04:57

Thomas Delatte

Why Black Widow Is More Powerful Than You Thought

Here’s how Black Widow is more powerful than you think in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Scarlett Johansson made her debut as the Russian spy turned S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow in Iron Man 2 almost nine years ago. She’s since become a major character in the MCU, and one that fans have been wanting to see more of.

Throughout her six movie appearances to date, Black Widow has proven time and time again that she can be one of the biggest heroes around, even though she doesn’t have a traditional superhuman power set. She didn’t get powers from an experiment, at birth, or from a suit, but rather had to learn all of her powers and skills over time. Natasha may just be a normal human being, but that doesn’t mean that she isn’t powerful in her own way – and many may be underestimating all she can do.

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In Screen Rant’s latest video, we take a look at Black Widow’s portrayal in the MCU to show how she’s more powerful than most give her credit for. It all comes down to the skills that she’s learned and mastered over time, which makes her one of the most versatile members of the Avengers. Check out the full breakdown in the video featured at the top of this post.

It really is a credit to Natasha’s character and drive that she’s become this lethal and useful. Her upbringing in the Red Room gave her plenty of these skills, such as her marksmanship, prowess in several forms of martial arts, and ability to use many different types of weapons. All of these spy skills extend to how she can use seduction, disguises, and more espionage tactics to take down her enemies. And as we mentioned before, her ability in battle is not to be overlooked, as she’s defeated regular humans, robots, and aliens – including Proxima Midnight.

As powerful and skilled as she’s already shown herself to be, Black Widow will still have a few more chances to show the world what she’s made of in the future. She’s set to appear in Avengers: Endgame later this month and the Avengers may need every bit of her physical and brain power to be victorious. But, Marvel Studios is also finally going to give her a solo film that’ll help add even more to her story. It’s currently not confirmed if Black Widow will be a prequel film or take place after Endgame though. Either way, it’s great to know that Black Widow still has a future in the MCU, and will get more opportunities to put her power on display.

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2019-04-14 01:04:41

Cooper Hood

Scarlet Witch Isn’t As Powerful as Captain Marvel in the MCU – Here’s Why

In the MCU, Captain Marvel is a whole lot more powerful than Scarlet Witch – but just why is that the case? The MCU doesn’t have a whole lot of female heroes – Captain Marvel is the first to headline her own movie – but the few that have been introduced are some of the most powerful in the shared universe.

In the comics, Scarlet Witch and Captain Marvel have completely different origin stories to the MCU. Wanda Maximoff has been the subject of countless different retcons; she was originally conceived as a mutant, but Jason Aaron’s Uncanny Avengers run established that she was in fact granted her powers as a result of the High Evolutionary’s genetic experimentation. More recently, James Robinson’s Scarlet Witch series changed Wanda’s origin yet again, revealing that Wanda had actually inherited her mystical abilities from her mother, and was the latest in a long line of sorceresses to claim the mantle of the Scarlet Witch.

Related: Every MCU Connection In Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel, meanwhile, gained her powers after her body was exposed to the alien energies of an exploding Kree device; she was later given a power-up when another alien race, the Brood, experimented upon her. Carol’s origin, too, has recently been retconned with the revelation that her mother was a Kree, making the superhero a hybrid with greater potential to wield cosmic power from the moment of her conception.

In the MCU, though, both have very different origin stories, both tied to Infinity Stones. And yet, they’re clearly operating on very different power levels. What’s going on?

  • This Page: How Captain Marvel & Scarlet Witch Compare In The MCU To The Comics
  • Page 2: Why Captain Marvel’s Infinity Stone Powers Are Stronger

In the comics, Scarlet Witch has the potential to be the single most powerful superhero on Earth. She’s a skilled sorceress and is training to be the female equivalent of Doctor Strange. Most notably, Wanda has an affinity to an elemental force known as Chaos Magic, sorcery so potent that even Stephen Strange believed it was a myth. This is because Wanda was born at Mount Wandagore, where one of the Elder Gods named Chthon had been imprisoned millennia ago; he touched her spirit with his own, granting her access to his own power. Without Chthon’s intervention, Scarlet Witch would have been a simple sorceress with a propensity for energy manipulation; but because of Chthon, she can manipulate the very fabric of reality itself. At its most basic, Wanda can generate so-called Hex Bolts, affecting probability on a localized level and blasting enemies aside. But she’s quite capable of operating on a totally different scale, rewriting reality at a whim.

This powerset was best demonstrated by the “House of M” event. Suffering from mental instability, Wanda literally created an entirely new timeline, one that replaced the normal reality. In this timeline, the people Wanda loved had all been granted their heart’s desire; given that included Magneto, who she believed to be her father, this reality was very different to the normal Marvel Universe. But the nature of Chaos Magic appears to be that it creates its own flaws, and as a result the reality was unstable, with a flaw introduced that led the Avengers and the X-Men into learning the truth. When confronted, Wanda restored the normal timeline, but in a moment’s insanity she uttered a single curse; “No more mutants.” This triggered a spell that depowered 98 percent of the world’s mutant population, and came close to rendering the entire mutant race extinct.

The comic book version of Captain Marvel is powerful, but she doesn’t operate on anything like this scale. Carol Danvers is probably one of the most efficient energy manipulators in the entire Marvel Universe, a physical powerhouse who’s able to absorb and redirect energy with ease. At her peak, she can tap into a so-called “white hole” that allows her to transform into her Binary Form, where she can go toe-to-toe with alien armadas. It’s a similar power level to the one seen in Captain Marvel – but it’s nothing like the comics’ Scarlet Witch.

Related: Marvel Already Did Captain Marvel’s Story (But Better) on Agents of SHIELD

The MCU’s versions of Scarlet Witch and Captain Marvel are both very different to the comics, and oddly enough there are distinct similarities between their MCU origins. In the case of Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers was exposed to a blast of Tesseract energy when she destroyed a Space Stone-powered engine created by the Kree Mar-Vell. Her body somehow absorbed this energy, and the Kree believed she’d have died then and there if they hadn’t infused her with their blood and turned her into a Kree-human hybrid. It’s worth noting that Captain Marvel probably doesn’t have the unlimited power of an Infinity Stone; she was only exposed to a fraction of the Tesseract’s power. But according to Marvel, it was enough to make Carol the most powerful hero in the entire MCU.

In contrast, Scarlet Witch’s MCU origin is a little more complex. Like Captain Marvel, she gained her powers after being exposed to an Infinity Stone – in this case, the Mind Stone. The process Hydra followed is unclear, and oddly it granted Wanda and her brother Pietro completely different powers. The Marvel Studios Visual Dictionary hinted that the Mind Stone may not actually be the source of Scarlet Witch’s abilities, which may explain this. “Whether it altered her or merely unlocked something latent inside Wanda,” the book notes, “the Infinity Stone on Loki’s scepter bestowed incredible powers of the mind.” This careful wording suggests Marvel has a lot of liberty to reveal that Scarlet Witch could be a latent mutant, her powers activated by the Mind Stone. Oddly enough, though, Kevin Feige (via ComicBook) has suggested an alternative. In one interview back in 2017, he suggested that Scarlet Witch’s abilities in the MCU may actually be mystical, analogous to Doctor Strange’s but raw and untrained.

Whatever the truth may be, these two women both have a strong connection to an Infinity Stone. In Captain Marvel, the Skrulls noted that Carol Danvers’ energy signature operates on exactly the same frequency as the Tesseract, and in fact that allowed them to work with her to trace the Tesseract. Meanwhile, in Avengers: Infinity War Vision observed that Scarlet Witch’s powers have a similar “signature” to the Mind Stone; that’s why Wanda was able to destroy it. Taken together, these comments strongly suggest that the relationship between Scarlet Witch and the Mind Stone and Captain Marvel and the Tesseract is intended to be similar, if not quite analogous.

Page 2 of 2: Why Captain Marvel’s Infinity Stone Powers Are Stronger

Captain Marvel is Way More Powerful in the MCU

For all the aforementioned similarities, the MCU has handled Scarlet Witch and Captain Marvel very differently. In the case of Scarlet Witch, Wanda’s powerset has been adjusted from the comics so that she’s a potent telepath and telekinetic (although it’s notable that recent movies have increasingly treated her telekinesis as some sort of energy effect, equivalent to Wanda’s destructive Hex Bolts in the comics). Every film seen Scarlet Witch operating at a greater power level; in Avengers: Age of Ultron her telepathy overcame Thor’s mind, in Captain America: Civil War she easily defeated Vision in battle, and in Avengers: Infinity War she was able to hold off Thanos – with the power of five Infinity Stones – while simultaneously destroying the Mind Stone. Given these accomplishments, you could conclude Scarlet Witch may well be the single most powerful Avenger.

Related: Vision & The Scarlet Witch Series Can Bring Magneto To The MCU

Captain Marvel operates on a completely different scale. Her powers were initially kept in check by a Kree inhibitor, but Carol was able to overcome this by sheer force of will, and was subsequently able to manipulate energy in unprecedented ways. She was able to take to the skies and repel a Kree attack force single-handedly, destroying an entire Kree capital ship. Even more impressively, she showed no sign of needing to even catch her breath after doing so, whereas Scarlet Witch’s greatest feats left her exhausted. All this strongly suggests that, while there are similarities between Scarlet Witch and Captain Marvel, they are most certainly not the same.

So why are there such notable differences between Scarlet Witch and Captain Marvel in the MCU, when both women are tied so closely to similar power sources? There are a number of key possibilities, the most obvious being that each Infinity Stone is different, and thus each wouldn’t necessarily have the same effect. The Space Stone appears to be a limitless reservoir of cosmic energy, power that almost demands release. The Mind Stone, in contrast, is much more mysterious. What’s more, at the risk of anthropomorphizing complex cosmic phenomena, there have been hints that both these Infinity Stones possess some sort of consciousness or will, which naturally means the Stones could actually have chosen how to affect the two women.

A second possibility is simply that they could have undergone different processes. In the case of Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers’ body was exposed to an untamed explosion of Tesseract energy; Scarlet Witch was exposed to the Mind Stone under controlled conditions as part of Hydra’s experiments. One absorbed the energy of an Infinity Stone directly, the other is said to have been “altered” by one. That distinction may be similar to Scarlet Witch in the comics; Wanda would have developed to simply be a standard energy manipulator had she not been touched by Chthon.

There is one final possibility, though: that there’s a limit to how much power a member of a different race can wield before being overwhelmed by it. That would fit with Guardians of the Galaxy, where the half-Celestial Peter Quill could hold the Power Stone where others would have been disintegrated if they even touched it. If that’s the case, Scarlet Witch’s human body can only handle so much energy before burning out, explaining why she’s so exhausted after her most notable feats. But the Kree transformed Captain Marvel into a Kree-human hybrid, meaning the limits of her physiology are very different to Wanda’s. If that’s true, it can only be speculated what a full-blooded Kree would be capable of if they too absorbed Tesseract energy.

However the MCU chooses to explain it, there’s no doubting that Captain Marvel really is the most powerful hero going into Avengers: Endgame and MCU Phase 4.

More: Every Time Fury Might Have Called Captain Marvel and Why She Didn’t Show Up


2019-04-04 06:04:16

Thomas Bacon

Ranking Black Lightning Villains From Least To Most Powerful

Though only in its sophomore season, Black Lightning has already produced a number of intriguing antagonists. The series features quite the robust slate of villainous characters, all of whom serve the overarching plot in myriad ways. This is most notably due to the show’s avoidance of the villain-of-the-week trope, a storytelling convention popularized by Buffy that still plagues many a genre show today. With so many fascinating foes on its roster, it’s past time to examine each of Black Lightning’s more prominent antagonists individually. The following list will do so, while ranking them from least to most powerful.

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11 TORI WHALE

Tori Whale, Tobias’ sister, debuts early in Black Lightning pilot season. She doesn’t last for long, however, dying in a firefight in an effort to protect her brother. Similar to Tobias, Tori was long ago administered a serum that prevents her from aging normally.

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While her primary role seems that of a henchwoman, Tori also serves as a master strategist. After all, it is she who devises the plan to turn Freeland against Black Lightning. Convincing Tobias to sway Khalil’s opinion of Freeland’s hero marks the first step in her stratagem. Unfortunately, she doesn’t live to see the outcome.

10 PAINKILLER

Khalil Payne’s low position on this list is not emblematic of weakness on his part. Indeed, he is incredibly powerful in his own right, courtesy of his superhuman strength, jumping abilities, venomous weaponry, and more. However, all of this does not a formidable villain make. In many respects, being under Tobias Whale’s control holds him back, as the crime lord keeps him on a short leash. It’s Khalil’s desire to be better that truly distinguishes him from Black Lightning’s other antagonists, though. The character’s humanity leads to his betraying Tobias, a move, though bold, which ultimately culminates in his demise.

9 SYONIDE

Akin to a few others on this list, Syonide’s role in Black Lightning is impactful yet brief, as she dies early in the show’s sophomore season. Despite her demise, Syonide ranks among Black Lightning’s most formidable rogues, epitomizing the silent but deadly character archetype. As Tobias Whale’s right hand, her skill knows no bounds.

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As an assassin, Syonide is as good as they come, especially considering her marksmanship and remarkable hand-to-hand combat abilities. Unfortunately for her and Tobias, Syonide meets her match in Kara Fowdy, who uses a blade lodged in her shoe heel to exterminate the assassin.

8 CUTTER

Admittedly, Giselle Cutter isn’t easy to rank. The true extent of her powers and abilities has yet to receive specification. A mercenary with incredible combat prowess, her knife throwing skills guarantee she’s deadlier than most. Still, it often appears as though Cutter harbors meta-human abilities that are being kept under wraps. For instance, on a few occasions, she has been shown to possess telekinetic powers of some kind. How they work and from where she attained them remains unclear. Regardless of the mysteries surrounding her, Cutter continuously proves why she warrants recognition as one of Black Lightning’s most dangerous foes.

7 DOCTOR JACE

Doctor Helga Jace counts among the more powerful characters on Black Lightning. Yet, she possesses no superpowers, nor does she directly involve herself in the ongoing fight between Black Lightning and Tobias Whale. Rather, her formidability rests in her intelligence. Jace’s work as a biochemist has led to her becoming instrumental in what’s known about the meta-humans featured on Black Lightning.

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Curiously, it’s Jace’s lack of a moral compass that makes her such a threat. Conducting illegal experiments prior to her imprisonment and A.S.A. recruitment seemingly hardened her in many respects. Thus, the doctor couldn’t be more perfect in helping Tobias execute his nefarious plans.

6 LOOKER

This particular character hasn’t had too much of a presence on the series, but has managed to leave her mark as a threat. Looker resides in South Freeland, alongside a community of white people who are essentially subject to her commands. Her meta-human abilities are, of course, of special interest. Courtesy of a metallic liquid, Looker is able to give people limited abilities. In doing so, she can also take control of them. Additionally, her telepathic powers round out her impressive talents. Still, much about her has yet to receive explanation. Hopefully, more is on the horizon where this villain’s concerned.

5 LADY EVE

Jill Scott’s Lady Eve debuted and departed quite quickly during Black Lightning’s first season. Yet, in only a handful of episodes, she proved an incredible foe. Prior to her death, her influence in Freeland appears unmatched, as she masterfully balances being both a legitimate businesswoman and an underground crime lord. When it comes to her power-set, however, Lady Eve’s abilities are hard to define. The villain is shown to have some form of control over death, but the show has yet to make the extent of what she can or cannot do abundantly clear. Who knows, perhaps we haven’t seen the last of her after all?

4 AGENT ODELL

Agent Odell appears this high on the list due to his control and access to much of the happenings in Freeland. Try as Lynn Stewart might to prevent him from weaponizing the Pod Kids, Odell is on track to doing just that and likely much more. This especially holds true considering he now has confirmation and proof of the Jefferson family consisting of Freeland’s favorite super-powered vigilantes. Furthermore, his ruthlessness has reached a level that Tobias Whale may find impressive. Thus, in many respects, Odell could be an even bigger big bad that many currently believe him to be.

3 MASTERS OF DISASTER

Currently, Tobias Whale’s Masters of Disaster, or MOD, has not quite reached its full potential. This is a given, though, since the team recently debuted on the series with each member receiving a carefully paced introduction. At present, the MOD consists of four members in total: Shakedown (vibrokinesis),  Coldsnap (cryokinesis), Heatstroke (pyrokinesis), and New Wave (hydrokinesis). Because their powers vary, Tobias has, thus far, been using them rather strategically. As such, it’s not yet clear what will transpire once they all enter into a combat situation as a team. Needless to say, things are unlikely to look good for whomever or whatever stands in their way.

2 LALA

In addition to being one of Black Lightning’s more powerful antagonists, Lala serves as one of the show’s most intriguing characters. Early in Season 1, Lala is little more than an overly influential gangbanger, one who owes his success to Tobias Whale. As many may recall, their business relations don’t end amicably, as Tobias kills Lala in a jail cell. Soon thereafter, Lala returns, having been resurrected under mysterious circumstances. Even stranger are his newfound mystical abilities, which allow him to communicate with the folks he’s murdered. Presently, it seems his powers have a tangibility to them that’s yet to be explained.

1 TOBIAS WHALE

For now, it doesn’t look as though Black Lightning will soon rid itself of Tobias Whale. It’s a good thing, too. Similar to Stringer Bell on The Wire, Tobias seems dynamic enough of an antagonist to stick around for as long as the show’s creative team sees fit. His motives, personality, and relationship to the world around him all ensure he maintains a level of intrigue like no other. Obviously, meta-human abilities also factor into his notability. These include an extended lifespan, enhanced strength, and superb combat skills. As evidenced by his antics, Tobias employs all of the above and more to remain Black Lightning’s most formidable foe.

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2019-03-17 01:03:18

Brianna Reeves

Star Wars: The 10 Most Powerful Female Jedi

There are hundreds upon hundreds of characters within the universe of Star Wars. We have characters from the movies, the games, the books (many of which have had their canon status removed, sadly), and the comics. It can be a little overwhelming to keep them all straight sometimes! Except for our favorites, of course.

We’re going to narrow that major list down a bit, and just focus on the female Jedi for a minute. Even then that is still a rather large list, thanks again to all of the mediums that Star Wars has made appearances in. Then there are the different timelines to consider, and remember, Star Wars covers an alarmingly large amount of time.

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What if we just focused on ten of the most powerful female Jedi? They certainly have some of the most interesting stories to tell. They’re also more likely to be on our list of favorites, so it’s a win/win.

The female Jedi of Star Wars are sometimes overlooked, but that doesn’t make them any less than their male (or non-binary) counterparts.

10 Yaddle

While Yaddle is probably the most famous for her species – being the same as Yoda – there is a lot more to know about her. She was a member of the Jedi High Council got a time, but became less active by the time the Clone Wars came around.Yaddle was present on the council during the Invasion of Naboo, as well as the tumultuous time when young Anakin Skywalker was presented to the council. Yaddle isn’t known for any showy displays of the force; instead she seemed to prefer listening to what the force had to say.

Yaddle was better known for her healing abilities. The most intriguing power of hers was known as morichro; the ability to show a person’s heart rate and breathing to a point of near death. All of her healing abilities allowed her to join the Medical Council, where she eventually became president for a time.

9 Aayla Secura

Aayla Secura was a Jedi General during the time of the Clone Wars. Unfortunately she lost her life during the wars – being one of the first Jedi to fall due to Order 66. During her time in battle though, she was formidable and did everything in her power to make a difference.

Aayla was one of the Jedi involved in the rescue attempt that resulted in everyone being put in a Geonosian arena. Here she famously kicked a super battle droid in the face. She survived that battle and was able to join countless others, including the attack at Quell. Secura and Yoda famously teamed up to distract the Zillo Beast in one episode of the Clone Wars.Before her untimely death, Secura was considered to be one of the Jedi Masters. If she hadn’t been shot in the back by somebody she trusted, it’s likely that she would have taken a significant number of clones with her.

8 Shaak Ti

Shaak Ti was another Jedi active during the time of the Clone Wars. She was there for the first official battle of the wars – the Battle of Geonosis. From there Ti took charge of training the new clone troops, making sure they were up for the battles ahead.

During her time training the troops, she became aware of a conspiracy that later was likely the direct result of her death. She started to uncover the truths about the clones and what they were potentially designed for.

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Ti was on the Jedi Council, had been at the Battle of Naboo, the Battle on Coruscant, and countless others. She earned her title as General during the times of the Clone Wars, and did what she could to pass her knowledge on.

While meditating in an attempt to help Yoda hear a message, Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker killed her. Even her death wasn’t enough to stop her from spreading the message of the Jedi. Ti is the one that left the recording that Luke Skywalker one day finds and listens to. The recording was full of her hope and greatly inspired the young Jedi.

7 Depa Billaba

Depa Billaba was part of the last Jedi High Council, before it all fell down. Billaba was a stable presence on the council, staying on during the Clone Wars and right up until the end. She was mentored by none other than Mace Windu.One of her padawans is worth mentioning here, since he became rather well known in the Rebels series – Caleb Dume, whom we known as Kanan. When Order 66 occurred, Billaba gave her life in order to save Caleb/Kanan.

Billaba was exceptionally talented with her lightsaber, a fact that was noted in all of her records. Additionally her sensitivity to the force allowed her to sense the death of her fellow Jedi in time to get her padawan to safety at the end of the Clone Wars.

6 Adi Gallia

Adi Gallia is another Jedi that was active during the times of the Clone Wars. She was on the Jedi High Council before the end, as well as a Jedi General. Gallia fell during her battle against Savage Opress (brother of Darth Maul).Gallia was part of the team that saved Eeth Koth from General Grievous (other party members included Obi-Wan and Anakin). She was also present during the iconic Battle on Geonosis with some of the other Jedi mentioned already in this list.

Along with planning and defense, Gallia was able to help identify the cause of death of some of her fellow Jedi. Gallia was known for backing up other Jedi during dangerous battles, which is why we so often hear of Obi-Wan and other famous Jedi in the same breath. She lent support to those that needed it, and knew to prioritize saving the others over her personal grudges.

5 Luminara Unduli

Luminara Unduli was a Jedi Master active during the Clone Wars. Unlike many of her time, she survived Order 66. Unfortunately it was not by much, as she was captured and executed for her crimes of being a Jedi.Luminara lent her lightsaber to the infamous Battle of Geonosis. She was part of the rescue mission led by Mace Windu. Before Yoda’s arrival, Unduli had made is more than clear that she was willing to go down fighting, rather than even consider surrendering.

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Luminara is somewhat famous for her face off against Ventress. She came upon Ventress battling Ahsoka just in time to save the young Jedi and force Ventress into a corner (naturally Ventress was able to escape). Ahsoka and Luminara put up a strong fight against the assassin before her escape at least.

One of Unduli’s legacies will always be the number of droid factories she was able to assist in taking down. Without her persistence it’s difficult to say how worse off the war would have been, but at least we’ll never have to question it.

4 Ahsoka Tano

Ahsoka Tano first made her appearance in Star Wars: The Clone Wars as Anakin Skywalker’s padawan. Yes, you read that correctly. She makes more appearances later in Rebels, and eventually gets her own novel as well.

Ahsoka is a Togruta and she’s incredibly stubborn and willful. She’s passionate and knew from a young age that she wanted to be a Jedi. She didn’t let Anakin’s lack of enthusiasm drive her off – if anything she saw it as a challenge.Ahsoka is one of the few Jedi who survived Order 66. Her survival was one part luck, thanks to her not being an official member of the Jedi by that point. She learned from what happened from these events though, and changed her tactics, instead focusing on Intel and coordination as a means of fighting the Empire.

She’s also one of the few Jedi that wields white lightsabers. Her lightsabers are that distinctive color for a reason. That’s the color of a blade that had been red, but then healed. It’s quite the statement.

3 Mara Jade

Mara Jade is proof that it’s never too late to do the right thing. She was Emperor Palpatine’s servant and assassin, committing all the murders and crimes he asked of her without a second thought. After the death of her master, she began to question everything he raised her to believe.

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She willingly opted not to try to follow through on the last orders she was given: kill Luke Skywalker. Instead, over time, she and Luke began to work together. With even more time they began to trust each other, and even grow to like one another. From there, it was only a matter of time before they fell in love.

Mara Jade had a series of adventures in between all of this, of course. She used her training to get her jobs with smugglers and the likes. Once she married Skywalker she changed her name and joined the New Jedi Order.

Jade Skywalker, as she preferred to be known from that point forward, continued fighting for the Jedi, even when she was seriously ill. She eventually defeated the illness, and once she did she took on her niece, Jaina Solo Fell, as her apprentice.

2 Jaina Solo Fel

Jaina Solo Fel is not a character we’re likely to see in the Star Wars movies anytime soon, but lucky for us, one fan has provided some amazing artwork of her.

Nomi Sunrider. In the books, she is daughter to Han and Leia, along with a couple of other children. She became a member of the Jedi High Council for the New Jedi Order.

Solo helped prevent many disasters in her own time, proving that she truly is her parent’s daughter. She stood up against the Yuuzhan Vong, joined the Battle of Tralus, and so much more. Though at times she wavered, she remained loyal to the cause when others because to lose sight.

When her uncle was exiled in order for the council to change their intents and goals, Solo resisted by forming her own subgroup. She dubbed this subgroup the Darkmeld. They undermined the new efforts at every opportunity.

1 Rey

Rey is one of the most recent additions to the Star Wars characters, with her first appearance being in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Hers is also arguably one of the most controversial, with fans either loving or hating her character.Regardless of how you feel about her character, you’ve got to admit that she is extremely powerful, especially despite her relatively untrained status.

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In her short time as Jedi, Rey has managed to accomplish some incredible feats. Though she shares a lot of the credit with her friends as well, as is true Star Wars fashion.


2019-03-16 05:03:29

Cat Wyatt

Dragon Ball: Every Major Female Character From Weakest To Most Powerful, Officially Ranked

When anyone, from the most dedicated devotee to the most casual of onlooker, thinks of Dragon Ball, it’s likely that the first image that comes to mind is of either the spiky-haired Goku or Vegeta (along with gigantic beams of energy erupting from their palms, obviously).

They are, of course, the main characters, and their extreme, earth-shaking battles are the bread and butter of the entire franchise.

While the majority of the spotlight might be hogged by the hordes of burly men (and wimpy ones… sorry not sorry, Yamcha), the Dragon Ball franchise has a fantastic female cast, as well, and quite a few of them could, can, and did give the boys a run for their money, including the ultra-powerful Saiyans.

With our list of Dragon Ball: All Female Characters From Weakest To Most Powerful, Officially Ranked Selection, we’re ranking all the main female players, and letting the world know once and for all that Chi-Chi isn’t just a joke character who complains about Gohan becoming a delinquent.

We’re pulling our entrants from Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Super, and even GT, making sure we’ve covered our bases. And yes, while the headline might read “ALL female characters,” we obviously don’t mean literally every female. Instead, we’re sticking with all of the main ladies, of which there are more than enough to fill out both ends of the spectrum.

Let’s get started!

22 Marron

The child of a legitimately intense femme fatale —and Earth’s strongest human— seems like it might be the chosen one, but if Marron is any indication, that prophecy is flawed at best.

To be fair, Marron has absolutely no interest in being a fighter of any kind, but to think of her genes and the kind of battles her parents went through, it’s kind of sad to see her at the bottom of this list.

Marron displays no extraordinary potential or natural strength advantages of any kind, making her the weakest of the weak.

21 Mai

Mai, specifically the one from Trunk’s broken future, is no stranger to brutal conflict.

Along with being a survivalist and trusted leader, she’s a master of hand-to-hand combat and an expert in various firearms. Despite being only one rank above the pathetic Marron, Mai is exponentially more powerful and dangerous than her blonde-haired predecessor.

Still, with seemingly no ki control, Mai is far less effective than she should be.

20 Baba

Alright, so Fortuneteller Baba is an old hag who physically poses no threat to anyone whatsoever, but brawn doesn’t always determine who is or isn’t powerful.

Baba is an exceptionally gifted magic user, and she isn’t afraid to demonstrate this multiple times. In fact, her power is so great that she’s able to bring the deceased back to life, complete with their physical bodies, even if only temporarily.

While that’s just one example of her potent abilities, it wouldn’t be a stretch to think she’s got a few more tricks up her sleeve, especially ones that would make Mai’s weapons or martial arts useless.

19 Launch

Dragon Ball character that more-or-less disappeared (despite a few “blink and you’ll miss it” cameos here and there), Launch was once a intense main figure in both Goku’s and Master Roshi’s lives.

Most of the time, Launch was a cheerful lady, but once she sneezed, it all went out the window.

She’s become explosively angry and ready to take anyone on. She also had a selection of high-caliber weapons at her disposal. While her battle skills might seem similar to Mai’s at a distance, the reason Launch beats out the freedom fighter is due to the sheer unpredictability tied to her rages.

She’s like a constantly cornered tiger, and one that definitely shouldn’t be provoked.

18 Chi-Chi

You might be wondering why Chi-Chi outranks freedom fighters and powerful witches. It’s a worthy question, for sure. We know that Chi-Chi is a martial artist, but her trying alone doesn’t automatically make her rank higher than those below her.

No, her higher rank stems from one particular strength: it looks like she knows the Kaio-ken.

While it was most likely done for comedic effect, the fact that it’s happened multiple times and used the iconic red aura that only the Kaio-ken has, we’re going to have to take it seriously.

Coupled with other examples of her using ki-based techniques, Chi-Chi is immediately leagues beyond battle-hardened humans.

17 Bulla

As the second child of Bulma and Vegeta, it’s no surprise that she harbors exceptional power, due to not only her parentage but also her status as a half-Saiyan.

While those facts alone might make it seem that Bulla should be ranked at least a little higher on this list, Bulla isn’t a fighter, and, despite her potential, she has much to actually prove.

In GT, Bulla much prefers shopping to anything regarding fighting and, although the “Dragon Ball GT Perfect Files” state that she could become a Super Saiyan under the right circumstances, we don’t see it happen.

Despite that, her natural power, and the strong possibility that she knows at least something about fighting, Bulla can’t rank up without actual experience.

16 Gine

Finally making her animated appearance, Gine, the mother of Goku, is a pure Saiyan and easily makes the list.

We know from Dragon Ball Super: Broly that, despite being a warrior race, not every Saiyan is suited for combat.

We can assume that all of them are trained in how to fight, though, so Gine already has that going for her.

According to the manga, she actually does have battle experience as a low-class warrior, and that, along with an “almost mastery” of ki-based techniques, general power, Oozaru-transformation capabilities, and Saiyan blood, Gine would wipe the floor with those below her on the list.

15 Fasha

Similar to Gine, Fasha, the first female Saiyan we ever saw on screen, is a low-class warrior.

Despite her less-than-impressive ranking, Fasha is a fearsome, relentless, and ruthless fighter, relishing in carnage and destruction like a true Saiyan.

She’s proven to be a proficient ki-user and brawler, plus, when transformed into a Great Ape, she’s an extremely dangerous and destructive force.

While Gine and Fasha are extremely similar is skillsets and probably also in power level, Fasha is able to edge out Goku’s mother due to the battle spirit and savagery that Gine simply doesn’t possess.

It’s because of that detail alone that Fasha takes the fourteenth slot.

14 Bulma

How could Bulma, a mere human, rank above battle-hardened Saiyans?

In truth, her strength lies in her immense intellect, which opens the door for some wild possibilities.

Bulma’s brains are second to none, and she could create an all-powerful arsenal of weapons if she really needed to.

In fact, we’ve seen her develop a bullet that potentially had the power to wipe out Goku Black (which is insanely impressive when you think about it).

Because of her Goku-slaying capabilities (despite not panning out) Bulma is far more potentially powerful than she might seem and poses an immediate challenge to everyone below her.

That said, because we don’t know for certain if the bullet would have worked, we didn’t dare rank her any higher.

13 Videl

So maybe Videl isn’t capable of designing a weapon that could potentially terminate Goku Black. It doesn’t matter, because after being trained by Gohan, we’re sure that she could beat even a low-class Saiyan warrior like Gine or Fasha.

Videl, like Gohan, would eventually lose her edge, but at her height, she was indistinguishable from a superhero (which she was sure to take advantage of in her role as Great Saiyaman 2).

So while she’d never reach the powered up heights of those operating beyond human constraints, she’s certainly no pushover, and we’ve got our fingers crossed that she’ll jump back into the fray in some future saga.

12 Pan

While Pan is only a baby in Dragon Ball Super, it’s already apparent just how powerful she is, performing advanced techniques despite the fact that she’s not even potty-trained.

Fast forward to Dragon Ball GT, and the older Pan is quick to demonstrate that powerful Saiyan blood most assuredly flows through her veins.

Quite the powerful little fighter, she’s able to go on incredibly dangerous adventures with Goku and Trunks without worrying too much about her safety.

Better yet, she has the potential of becoming a Super Saiyan (and even further beyond), so she’s leagues beyond those ranked below her.

11 Zangya

The one and only movie character to make it onto our list, Zangya hails from Bojack Unbound, and was an impressively gifted fighter.

The only female member of Bojack’s group, she was easily able to hold her own against the Z Fighters and posed a sizable threat, even against someone like Future Trunks.

In fact, it took the might of Super Saiyan 2 Gohan to outmatch her.

So while it’s possible that Pan could one day achieve SSJ2 and defeat Zangya, it’s still only theoretical at the moment, and that keeps Zangya safe in our rankings. Still, she should be proud that she’s the strongest female if we’re only counting the movies.

10 Ribrianne

Despite being something of a joke character at first glance, Ribrianne is a unique fighter that poses a considerable challenge to Universe 7, including Goku and Vegeta.

With multiple transformations, unique techniques, and the ability to channel the adoration of her Universe into a force of energy capable of expanding her strength to previously unobtainable levels, Ribrianne’s convention-breaking appearance proves that looks aren’t everything.

Android 18 would eventually get the upper hand against Ribrianne, despite being “Super” and gigantic, but we can’t help but admit that we’re curious about the actual limits of Ribrianne’s power… there still seems to be some room for growth.

9 Android 18

In truth, we know that Android 18 couldn’t stand a chance against the powered-up Super Saiyans who emerged from the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, which was demonstrably proven when Future Trunks cleaned up his own timeline.

Logically, that would mean that Zangya should have Android 18 beaten, but she doesn’t.

Our reasoning is that, as seen by Android 17 in the Tournament of Power, if 18 were to undergo some extreme training, even someone like Zangya would be no match.

The potential is provably there, now we just need to see it in practice. Perhaps some time spent training with her brother out in the wilderness would do her some good!

8 Cocotte

As a member of the Pride Troopers, Cocotte is leagues beyond many participants in the Tournament of Power, and although she isn’t at the peak of power in the series or on this list, she’s still a formidable force that shouldn’t be underestimated.

She seems to be equal in strength to Android 18’s level of power during the tournament but had the unmatched advantage of being able to manipulate space.

Despite the fact that it would be Android 18 who would eliminate Cocotte, the Pride Trooper still edges her out in power, as her “Cocotte Zone” was seemingly impenetrable, even by Android 17 and Goku standards.

7 Caulifla

Caulifla, with her tough attitude and eagerness to brawl, was already a someone that shouldn’t be messed with, but once she learned how to tap into the potential of the Super Saiyan state, it was a game changer.

Proving to be incredibly adept at learning new skills, Caulifla soared through the ranks of Super Saiyan transformations, seemingly mastering forms that normally took years to achieve in mere seconds.

Her attitude, tactical mind, and quickly-mastered powers easily earn her a high spot on this list.

We’re excited to see where this character goes next, and whether or not she’ll end up becoming something more of a threat than the reasonably friendly position she’s in now.

6 Android 21

Hailing from FighterZ, Android 21 is a little hard to gauge, due to the plotline of the game involving equalizing and/or reducing all the major players’ power levels. Even when considering that caveat, though, there’s no question that Android 21 belongs amongst the highest echelons of powerful female fighters.

Much like Cell, Android 21 is comprised of the cells of the most powerful fighters available (including Majin Buu), and she can increase her power by absorbing others.

Critically, though, Android 21’s greatest strength comes from her razor-sharp intellect and her ability to manipulate her enemies.

With her virtually unrivaled intelligence and sheer power, Android 21 is a tremendous threat.

5 Kale

At first, Kale seemed like nothing more than a measly and rather wimpy pushover. Timid, soft-spoken, and generally averse to any kind of combat, any hopes of her being a fighter, let alone a formidable one, seemed to be a pipe dream.

… until she snapped, that is.

Very clearly based on the original Broly, Kale’s explosive rage triggered a new transformation.

Giant, muscular, and seething with uncontrollable fury, the powered up Kale proved to not only be a threat to Goku, but to everyone at the Tournament of Power.

If she wasn’t contained, there’s no telling what would have happened.

4 Kefla

Mixing Caulifla’s savage battle spirit (and potent power) along with Kale’s seemingly limitless pools of berserker-rage-fueled potential, we get Kefla, the scariest, fastest, and most dangerous female Saiyan in the series.

While both of the Universe 6’s main Saiyan ladies were formidable in their own rights (especially the berserk Kale), having both of their strengths combined while simultaneously shaving off the majority of their weaknesses, Kefla was a nearly indestructible warrior and puts everyone preceding her on this list to shame, including her two halves.

What exactly are the limits of Kefla’s might? Unfortunately, it seems that we might never know the answer, but we’re hoping that Caulifla and Kale will do the Fusion Dance, so we can at least see what that cooks up.

3 Arale

Honestly, we debated for quite a while about putting Arale on this list, considering she’s not exactly a native to the Dragon Ball franchise, and her only major appearance was a self-admitted gag episode (sorry, Vegeta)!

Even so, her display of raw power was worth noting.

Despite her cute, childlike appearance, Arale was able to quickly and irrefutably prove her superior might, even against Goku and Vegeta, who stood no chance of stopping her.

These two men are the series’ main characters and have literally attained the powers of gods, and they still couldn’t do a thing to Arale.

That speaks for itself.

2 Helles

As a God of Destruction, Helles is imbued with the power of… you guessed it… destruction, which makes her EXTREMELY dangerous.

While there is a lot of hearsay about how strong the Gods of Destruction are, with people like Jiren and Frieza apparently surpassing them, we’ve yet to see a God of Destruction go all out.

Until we actually see the limits of a God of Destruction (not including Toppo, who wasn’t fully-fledged), we think it’s fair to say that Helles belongs as the runner-up to the most powerful female character in Dragon Ball.

If it’s any consolation for her, we’re certain that the Gods of Destruction will have a much larger role to play in whatever is next for the series.

1 Vados (And The Rest Of The Female Angels)

Was there any question that Vados, and the rest of the female Angels, would be at the top of this list?

Truthfully, we haven’t witnessed any major examples of any Angel wiping the floor with anyone, but it’s no secret that these heavenly entities are VASTLY powerful and apparently stronger than even the Gods of Destruction that they casually tend to.

So while we’ve yet to personally see Vados decimate someone like Champa (at least not yet…) we’re certain that she is, by far, the strongest female in the series so far.

On the off-chance that theory regarding the Angels attempting to overthrow Zen-Oh pans out, here’s to hoping that Vados gets to demonstrate her incomprehensible strength.


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Ranked: The Most Powerful Vampires In Twilight

There are many powerful creatures in the Twilight universe, including werewolves, half-breeds, and shapeshifters, but which vampires are the most powerful in the series? This can be a hard question to answer, considering they all have unique “talents,” but some definitely stand out more than others. The Volturi has spent thousands of years collecting vampires with deadly, unique gifts in order to create (and protect) the most powerful coven in the world, but the selection process is stringent and not just anyone can join. So, which vampires would the Volturi be interested in? Here are 10 of the most powerful vampires in Twilight, ranked.

10. Kate

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Like Bella, Kate was dangerous even before she became a vampire. As a bodyguard and a member of a warlike Slavic tribe, Kate was well-trained in martial arts from a young age. After Sasha and Tanya attacked her caravan and saw how courageous she was, they decided to change Tanya into a vampire and make her one of the Denali sisters. Unlike many of the vampires on this list, Kate is actually friends with the Cullens and a fellow “vegetarian vampire.” Don’t let her diet fool, however; the girl is dangerous and has the talent of creating psychic electrical energy that shocks anyone she comes into contact with. Ouch.

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9. James

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After his parents were killed by the Iroquois shortly after the American Revolution, James used his tracking and survival skills to live on his own in the wilderness starting at only 11-years-old. As a result, James was a pretty formidable tracker even before he was changed into a vampire. But after he is turned, he isn’t content to just hunt humans. With a sadistic streak a mile long, James decides to go after fellow vampires (including his creator) for an even greater challenge and remains loyal to no one. James is a gifted tracker whose obsession and expertise leads to the deaths of everyone he targets, with only two exceptions: Alice and Bella.

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8. Demetri

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In case you can’t remember (there are a lot of vampires in Twilight, after all), Demetri was a member of the Volturi guard for one reason: his powerful ability to track people with his mind, provided he has met them before.

In New Moon, Demetri is described as “a tracker a thousand times more gifted than James was.” As the most powerful tracker in the world, Demetri’s power is inescapable for everyone except Bella, who can block his power both as a human and a vampire.

7. Victoria

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Twilight fans were introduced to Victoria (the founding member of James’s coven) pretty early in the series. It was after she began targeting Bella in revenge for James’s death at the hands of Edward Cullen.

Born in London in the 1500s under harsh conditions, Victoria spent her childhood on the streets and learned how to evade detection in order to survive. After being turned by her sister, who was later killed by the Volturi, Victoria uses her powers of enhanced self-preservation to create a newborn army and go after the Cullens. Given that she’s up against both vampires and werewolves, she manages to stay alive for an impressive amount of time, making her one of the most powerful vampires in the series.

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6. Alec

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As one of the highest ranking members of the Volturi guard, and twin brother to Jane, both Alec and his sister are two of the Volturi’s most powerful weapons. Born over 1,000 years ago, Alec had strong psychic abilities even before he was turned, but as a vampire, he possesses the gift of sensory deprivation, with which he can completely cut off all the senses of his opponents. In the confrontation over Renesmee, who is assumed to be an immortal child, Alec attempts to look for holes and weak spots in Bella’s shield on the battlefield. In the end, only she (out of all the vampires) can evade his powers.

5. Jane

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Although she might look young and innocent, Jane is without a doubt the scariest member of the Volturi guard. Jane’s main weapon is her ability to conjure pain in the minds of her adversaries, which helps the Volturi instill fear, maintain order, and prevent uprisings. Due to being accused of witchcraft as a child and subsequently burned at the stake, Anne has a sadistic nature and a terrifying dose of rage, which only makes her more formidable to deal with. As the most powerful weapon in Volturi’s offensive arsenal, Jane doesn’t just hurt people, she enjoys it.

4. Edward Cullen

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As all of you know, Edward has the gift of telepathy and is one of the founding members of the Olympic Coven, also known as the Cullen Clan. Edward, who died of Spanish influenza during World War I, had always had a knack for reading people, ut after Carlisle changed him, he could suddenly read the minds of everyone around him (except for Bella’s). Yes, there are vampires with similar abilities, but Edward has a track record of killing many of the powerful vampires on this list, which definitely puts him at the top in terms of strength.

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3. Bella

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Even as a human, Bella somehow possessed a natural immunity to vampires’ psychic powers, which eventually makes her one of the strongest vampires the world has ever seen. After Bella’s ability is tested by Aro when she is in Rome, she is offered a place with the Volturi but declines because she is immune to Chelsea’s powers of persuasion. Once she is turned by Edward, Bella develops the ability to protect herself and everyone around her from any vampires’ psychic powers in the form of a mental shield. In the end, her defensive power is more powerful than all of the Volturi’s offensive powers, combined.

2. Aro

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Aro, the leader of the Volturi, has the gift of “tactile telepathy,” which is defined as the ability to read someone’s thoughts and memories with a single touch. Although this is definitely a useful talent for a vampire to have, it’s his worldwide influence and powerful status that put him at the top of our list. Aro is cruel and manipulative, and uses Chelsea, who has the gift of influence, to position himself as the leader of the most dominant coven in the vampire world. Aro has survived (and been in a position of power) for thousands of years, making him one vampire you do NOT want to cross.

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1. Benjamin

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Benjamin, a member of the Egyptian coven led by Amun, exhibited powerful abilities even before he became a vampire. As a street performer in Cairo, Benjamin stunned both mortals and immortals with his ability to influence the elements of nature and was kidnapped and kept hidden by Amun in the hopes that he could one day be used as a weapon against the Volturi. Benjamin eventually meets the Cullens and agrees to help protect their freedom by using his abilities to control fire, water, earth, and air (kind of like an Avatar: The Last Airbender). Unlike other vampires, his powers are physical rather than psychic, which means he’s technically the only vampire on Earth whose powers Bella can’t avoid. Good thing he’s a friend!

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10 Powerful Movies About Single Mothers

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Parenthood, in any form, isn’t an easy job. Sometimes, no matter how good you do or how many books you read, your kids can still turn out like psychos. But that job is only made more difficult when you are forced to do it alone. For some people, even the thought of parenting with someone makes the idea no less frightening. Bringing a life into this world, then spending the rest of yours to make sure theirs is good is daunting. It truly involves a level of selflessness that can be hard to even relate to for those outside of it.

Few mediums have captured the struggle of the single parent (single mothers especially) like film does. From showing us how harrowing it can be, to sometimes giving us glimpses into how rewarding it is as well, there are many films out there that deal with what it’s like to be a single mother. Here are 10 of some of the most remarkable examples from all genres of film.

10. The Babadook

Starting off with this movie is a warning not to make assumptions with what this article’s about. The Babadook might be the best single mother movie out there for the simple reason that it realistically captures how maddening it must be to have a kid who is a spazz. Granted, Babadook is all about symbolism and how (SPOILER ALERT) being a single parent to a wild child can turn you into a literal monster, but the style, atmosphere, and terror it oozes really gets under the viewer’s skin.

Long story short, it’s about a grieving single mother who finds a creepy book with creepy characters in it, who her son is convinced is coming to kill him. Please note, most people seem to miss the scene when the mother tells her friends she is an author of children’s books. That’s kind of a dead giveaway about what the film is truly about: The genuine horrors of being a single mother and a mother in general.

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9. Little Man Tate

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Now for something completely different.

Little Man Tate stars Jodie Foster as a single mother trying to bring up a little dude who is way too smart for his own good. Shortly into the movie, we see how his brightness socially ostracizes him, making her job connecting with him that much more difficult at times. Though the story focuses mostly on Tate as he tries to find a balance between the genius world and the genuine world, it also shows us how being a single mother to kids who are gifted is just as challenging in its own ways. Nevertheless, it is a very sweet film, with two really great performances by the leads.

8. Inside

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We fully grasp that being a single mother must be the most terrifying job in the world, and this French home invasion movie takes that terror to unforeseen heights.

A pregnant woman home alone on Christmas Eve gets a random visitor who says her car broke down and she needs to use her phone. Thus begins a cat and mouse horror movie which ranks up there with some of the most horrifying movies ever made. (Note: See the original French movie, not the American remake.)

Just the simple fact that the antagonist is also a woman adds an obscene level of horror, as what woman would harass a pregnant woman? And the movie does a fantastic job of showing the strength of a mother’s instinct to protect her child – even if that child is yet to be born.

But be prepared, as there is a very solid reason the antagonist is doing all this… The reveal will leave you shaken, truly.

7. Changeling

Changeling is a remarkable story simply because it is 100% true. A woman in early turn of the century Denver loses her child, and then has him returned to her. But, um, it’s not her actual son, and she is sort of forced into this very dark game where she has to act like it is “or else.”

While the movie itself has an overly bloated runtime and drags on, Jolie really does a fantastic job of capturing the toll this is taking on the mother of this child, and above all else, it is mind-blowing to think this really happened to a woman.

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6. Precious

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Just because we said it was a list about single mothers, doesn’t mean every mother on the list is going to be a perfect angel.

The reality of mothering is, it beats some people down and brings the very worst of them to the surface. Though Precious is by no means a movie solely based on a single mother, we would be foolish not to mention Mo’Nique’s performance. Really. You watch the film and find yourself clenching your fists whenever she talks or comes on screen because she is just so appalling of a character.

But moms like that do exist, even though they may be very few and far between. But it has to be noted that the cruelty of this mother is kind of what gives the titular character her inner strength by the end. A diamond formed out of coal, if you will. You know Precious won’t be like her mother, and that is a testimony to her own courage and resilience.

5. Kramer vs. Kramer

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We would be remiss to not mention this intense examination of divorce and single parenting from the ’70s. Kramer vs. Kramer was a brave movie at the time, as it showed a very honest interpretation of how messy a breakup and divorce can be and the toll it takes on all parties involved; from mother to father to child. And as you probably know, the cast is the stuff of legends.

Truthfully, it’s actually an exhausting picture in the sense that it shows the darkest sides of a relationship and it doesn’t candy coat any of it. Divorce can get ugly, and when children are used like bartering chips in that process, there are no actual winners.

Yes, it’s older, but it should be seen by anyone who wants to get married or have kids down the road.

4. Jerry Maguire

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See, not all of these films are going to be soul-sucking movies that scare you away from parenting or only show the dark side.

Jerry Maguire is one of those movies that feels small and intimate because it is… And while some may look at the movie and think it as a Tom Cruise vehicle, anyone who has seen it knows it as a Jonathan Lipnicki joint, through and through. That kid stole the movie from both the stars. But at the heart of this Cameron Crowe movie is a single mother who catches feelings and worries that certain aspects of her life (like being a single mother) will scare the dude away, when in fact, it does the exact opposite.

3. Goodnight Mommy

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While most praise the Babadook as the ideal “being a single mother is hard” allegory film, some of us feel Goodnight Mommy does an even better job at it. Though it is best to keep this lesser-known gem’s secrets (as revealing too much reveals too much), we can give you an idea of what to expect from this German film.

Goodnight Mommy is about a mother of twins who gets home from some reconstructive surgery only to find her sons acting rather strangely towards her. Of course, to them, their once lovely mother who is now wrapped in bloody bandages is freaking them out, and they wonder if it all belies something far more nefarious than just surgery.

But you will be guessing right up until the end, and that ending really sells the whole film. It almost warrants an immediate second viewing to take it all in properly.

2. Mommie Dearest

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This biographical movie about Joan Crawford and her adopted daughter’s harrowing experiences at her hands will make you question everything you know about motherhood. A seemingly broken woman just wanted a child to flaunt around like jewlery in the good times and have something to take her resentment out on in the bad times. Truth be told, it’s terrifying.

Honestly, this one is so well known, all we have to say is stay away from wire hangers!

1. Room

It could be said that the mother Brie Larson plays in this movie is the world’s greatest mom. Anyone who has seen it would be hard pressed to argue that. She defines unconditional love.

Room is about a mother who, to put it mildly, got pregnant against her will and had a child in what could best be described as ‘the worst possible scenario’ in which to raise a child in. Yet, she somehow does it, and does it without flinching, compromising herself her love for her child, ever. A heavy film for sure, but a stronger testimony to maternal love we have never seen on film.

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Harry Potter: The 30 Most Powerful Hogwarts Students, Officially Ranked

There are seven wizarding schools revealed so far in the world of Harry Potter, but the one that stands above all the rest is easily Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Scotland. While there are other schools that believe themselves equal (Beauxbatons in France), others that fans know little about (Ilvermorny in North America) and others that have notorious former students (Durmstrang in Northern Europe enrolled Gellert Grindelwald), there are way too many distinguished alumni from Hogwarts to ever dismiss the school. The fact that the person who is considered the strongest wizard in history served as its headmaster should tell fans all they need to know about the prestige of the institute.

Throughout the years, there have been many amazing students at Hogwarts — from the aforementioned headmaster Albus Dumbledore to Harry Potter, the chosen one, and the most legendary wizard of them all, Merlin. Mixed in are many students who were contemporaries of Harry Potter, others who taught Dumbledore, and many others who ended up turning to the dark side, including the most powerful practitioner of black magic in history.

From children with immense powers to teachers of considerable skill and the greatest wizards to ever walk the planet, here are The 30 Most Powerful Hogwarts Students, Officially Ranked.

30 GILDEROY LOCKHART

If you ask Gilderoy Lockhart, there are few wizards in the world as powerful and accomplished as he is. Don’t believe him? Read his book. In it, he reveals all of the exploits and adventures that he set out on and all of the dark and magical creatures he encountered along the way.

The problem is that the book was all lies and exaggerations. It was revealed in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets that Lockhart mastered a Memory Charm that forced people to forget what really happened so that he could take credit for various events. However, the former Ravenclaw student ended up on the receiving end of the Memory Charm and was later institutionalized.

29 ALBUS POTTER

Maybe one day, Albus Potter might rank higher on the list of the most powerful Hogwarts students, but at the moment, he is still young. As the son of Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley, Albus was sorted into the Slytherin House when he enrolled at Hogwarts, much to everyone’s shock (especially his brother James’, who was was sorted into Gryffindor).

He spent his first three years at Hogwarts struggling at even the most basic spells and felt like he wasn’t living up to his dad’s legacy. As a result, his powers were nowhere near the level of his dad’s, although he did have basic skills of casting charms.

28 RUBEUS HAGRID

Hagrid could have been a formidable wizard. He proved over time that he was very powerful — especially when someone hurt someone whom he loved. However, he was not consistent in his spells, which was evident when he gave Dudley Dursley a pig’s tale when he meant to turn him into a pig completely.

Sadly, what hurt Hagrid the most was that he was expelled from Hogwarts in his third year for a crime that he did not commit. The Ministry of Magic then destroyed his wand and forbade Hagrid from practicing magic, although he secretly continued by using an umbrella.

27 CHO CHANG

Cho Chang was sorted into Ravenclaw and was a dedicated student and a member of their Quidditch team. While she started out as a minor character, it was the fate of her boyfriend that pushed her into a larger role. Cho was dating Cedric Diggory, and when he fell in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire to Voldemort and Peter Pettigrew, she decided to take a stand and joined Dumbledore’s Army.

She then began dating Harry Potter for a short time, but it ended after her friend betrayed Dumbledore’s Army. Despite this, Cho remained strong and stood with Hogwarts against Voldemort.

26 LUNA LOVEGOOD

How powerful is Luna Lovegood? That is a hard question to answer. Though the Ravenclaw student was a great help to Harry Potter, she mostly kept to herself and zoned out when others were socializing. She usually kept to herself unless she was really needed.

However, Luna is extremely talented. She conjured a corporeal Patronus at the age of 14 and has competed in duels since the age of 15. She also took part in the Battle of Hogwarts and held her own against the Death Eaters. As a co-leader of Dumbledore’s Army, she often proved herself, though she preferred to keep to herself rather than fight.

25 RON WEASLEY

Though Ron Weasley was one of the three main protagonists from the main Harry Potter franchise, he might have been the weakest member of his own family. Bill was a head boy, Percy a Prefect, and both Fred and George received great marks in school. This gave Ron a little too much to live up to when he arrived at Hogwarts.

By the time that Ron reached his seventh year at Hogwarts, he was excelling with seven O.W.L.s. He also proved himself in the final Battle of Hogwarts, standing by his friends. He was very insecure at the beginning of the series, but once he trusted in himself, he become a solid wizard.

24 NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM

At one point in the Harry Potter books, there was a question about who the chosen one really was. Since both Neville Longbottom and Harry Potter were born on the same day, it was unclear who would be the one to bring down Voldemort one day. However, since Voldemort chose to pursue Harry, the chosen one then became the son of the Potters. Regardless, Neville showed off his still, especially during the Battle of Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

He had low self-esteem and needed a lot of help from others when he first arrived at Hogwarts. However, once he stood up to the bullying that he encountered and developed courage and a sense of worth, his standing up to Voldemort at the end of the series proved that he was a hero in his own right.

23 WEASLEY TWINS

Fred and George Weasley are, in fact, two different people. However, both the books and the movies made them almost interchangeable and never really distinguished between them, so they get one spot in this list of the most powerful Hogwarts students. Though the twins received good grades in school, they preferred jokes and pranks and eventually opened up their own wizarding joke shop that instantly became a success.

Both Fred and George were very talented wizards. While they liked to have fun, they both were loyal to Harry and ended up going back to Hogwarts to take part in the Battle of Hogwarts, which unfortunately proved fatal for Fred in the end.

22 NEWT SCAMANDER

Though we see him in the U.S. in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Newt Scamander was a student at Hogwarts. He was into the Hufflepuff House, but he was expelled after taking responsibility for an incident with a magical creature. He was allowed to keep his wand and continued to practice magic. He proved over time to be a very capable wizard and soon got a job with the Ministry of Magic.

Newt was a Magiczoologist, someone who studies magical creatures, and wrote the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them that students of future generations at Hogwarts studied. While his skills mostly deal with caring for creatures, he was also a strong duelist.

21 DRACO MALFOY

Draco Malfoy was one of the antagonists in the original Harry Potter series. However, while he was a bad guy, we soon realized by the end of the series that he was simply born into an pure blooded family that was dedicated to Voldemort and was not able to choose his own path. Despite this, he was a bully to Harry at Hogwarts before he was forced to become a Death Eater.

Though Draco was bad, he was also a very smart and skilled wizard. He was second to only Hermione as a student and was named a Prefect in the Slytherin House. He was also a member of the Inquisitorial Squad. Though he became a Death Eater, he defected during the Battle of Hogwarts.

20 GINNY WEASLEY

Originally, Ginny Weasley was seen as purely the kid sister of Ron Weasley. However, unlike her brother, who felt the pressure of his older siblings weighing down on him, Ginny seemed much more independent and strong-willed — possibly taking after her mother, Mrs. Weasley, who proved herself during the Battle of Hogwarts.

At the age of 14, Ginny conjured a corporeal Patronus in the form of a horse. She was also a great duelist and stood by Luna and Hermione against Bellatrix Lestrange during the Battle of Hogwarts, holding off the much more powerful and skilled witch, which is no easy feat.

19 PADMA PATIL

Padma Patil was the twin sister of Parvati. While Parvati was sorted into the Gryffindor House and seemed to care more for gossip and fashion, Padma was sorted into the Ravenclaw House and became a Prefect in her fifth year.

Padma took a role in Dumbledore’s Army and her intelligence and poise made her a powerful witch in her own right. She earned outstanding marks in both Potions and Defence Against the Dark Arts classes. She also used her skills to help during the battle to overcome the rule of Dolores Umbridge.

18 CEDRIC DIGGORY

Cedric Diggory was a tragic character in the Harry Potter series, as he perished during the final test in the Tri-Wizard Tournament in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. However, the fact that he made it to through to the final test of the tournament shows how talented he was.

As a member of the Hufflepuff House, he was kind and well-liked. Barty Crouch Jr. even referred to Diggory as a “talented wizard.” While he would fall to the Voldemort at the end of Goblet of Fire, his spirit would later return to help Harry escape from Voldemort along with other spirits of Voldemort’s victims.

17 JAMES POTTER

James Potter was only seen in flashbacks and as a ghost, but his strength was obvious through the tales that his friends and enemies told about him. As the father of Harry Potter, James moved up through the ranks at Hogwarts and became the Head Boy of Gryffindor in his seventh year.

James, along with his wife Lily and best friend Sirius Black, fought in the First Wizarding War. The three of them were able to hold off Lord Voldemort three times. Sadly, a prophecy surrounding his son was created and the Potter family went into hiding… until their close friend Peter Pettigrew betrayed them.

16 BILL WEASLEY

Bill Weasley was the oldest of the Weasley children and possibly the smartest and most talented of the lot. Though younger brothers were practical jokers (the twins), insecure (Ron), and arrogant (Percy), Bill basically laid back and cool. However, don’t let his calm personality fool you — he was also extremely powerful.

He earned 12 O.W.L.s in his fifth year alone and was named the Head Boy. He returned years later to help Harry and the Order of the Pheonix fight Voldemort during the Second Wizarding War. He fought and survived numerous battles. He is a master at the Defence Against the Dark Arts and is a Curse-Breaker, someone who breaks curses on objects and places.

15 FILIUS FLITWICK

Throughout the Harry Potter series, Filius Flitwick never had much time to show off how powerful he really was. However, there are stories about his skills and he was, when needed, a powerful soldier. While he was a student at Hogwarts, Flitwick was sorted into Ravenclaw and eventually became the head of that house.

He is a Charms Master and stood by Hogwarts during the Second Wizarding War, during which he was able to defeat many Death Eaters. The half-goblin, half-wizard proved to be a powerful ally and is the most knowledgeable Charms Master in the world.

14 LUCIUS MALFOY

Because Lucius Malfoy was such an arrogant and evil antagonist throughout the series, it was a joy to watch his side fall during the Second Wizarding War. Lucius was a pureblood and a member of Voldemort’s Death Eaters. He was someone who hated all muggles and half-bloods. When he attended Hogwarts, he was sorted into Slytherin.

As a wealthy and powerful wizard, Lucius thought himself better than everyone else. With Voldemort backing him, he proved to be a very powerful and talented wizard. However, as Voldemort’s confidence in him waned, Lucius grew weak. During the Battle of Hogwarts, his family realized that their side had lost and defected.

13 MOLLY WEASLEY

Never make a mother angry. Unfortunately, this is a lesson that Bellatrix Lestrange learned the hard way. With Hogwarts under siege, the Weasley family appeared to protect its walls and its students, despite the fact that this put them all in danger. After Fred fell and her other children were in danger, Molly showed of her true power and proved that a mother’s love is always stronger than magic.

After the Battle of Hogwarts, Molly Weasley found her name listed in the annals of history as the woman who took down Bellatrix. Molly didn’t seem like the strongest witch, but when Ginny was in danger, she stepped up and took down one of the most powerful of Death Eaters.

12 SIRIUS BLACK

To understand how strong and powerful Sirius Black truly is, one must be reminded of the fact that he spent years in Azkaban and was able to keep his sanity in the presence of Dementors. He did this because he knew that he was innocent and he knew that he had to stay strong for his godson Harry Potter, who he hoped to meet one day.

He spent 12 years locked away in Azkaban and was the first person to ever escape from it without help. He was sorted into Gryffindor when he was at Hogwarts and many considered him as one of the most brilliant Gryffindor students in the history of the school. Remis Lupin called him one of the most clever students and Professor McGonagall said that he was a very powerful wizard.

11 LILY POTTER

Lily Potter was a muggle-born witch who learned that she possessed magical powers when she met Severus Snape, who soon became a close friend. She enrolled at Hogwarts and was sorted into Gryffindor. She excelled and became Head Girl in her seventh year, and soon began dating James Potter.

She and James battled Voldemort during the First Wizarding War and were very successful in their battles against Death Eaters. However, when they went into hiding to protect their newborn son, Voldemort found them and took both of their lives. Lily proved in her final moment how powerful she really was when she cast a final spell to protect Harry from Voldemort and saved his life.

10 HARRY POTTER

Since Harry Potter is the titular character of the entire Harry Potter franchise, it should be obvious that he is quite powerful. After all, he is the chosen one who finally destroyed Lord Voldemort. However, why is he ranked so low on the list? Harry had a lot of luck and help from his friends and allies during his journey. His best friends, Hermione and Ron, always had his back.

However, despite the immense help that he received, he was still very good at Defence Against the Dark Arts, which he proved when he and his friends formed DA and he started teaching other students how to defend themselves. Though he was a quick thinker, his temper often got in the way of his skills. He was very smart, but he wasn’t as skilled as someone like Hermione. Regardless, though, he was still able to get the job done when needed.

9 HORACE SLUGHORN

When Voldemort returned, Dumbledore knew that he needed to find out more about Tom Riddle’s time at Hogwarts so he sought out Horace Slughorn and forced him to come out of retirement. Slughorn had been a Potions teacher at Hogwarts, and Tom Riddle had been one of his favorite students. Slughorn “collected” promising students at Hogwarts and would often have events excessively for them.

Slughorn, who was a Slytherin during his time at Hogwarts, went back to teach at Hogwarts when Voldemort rose to power again, but when it came time for the Battle of Hogwarts, Slughorn took the side of the heroes and joined Professor McGonagall and Kingsley Shacklebolt to stand and face off against Voldemort and his followers in a massive duel. He survived the battle and retired once again.

8 HERMIONE GRANGER

Hermione is one of Harry Potter’s best friends and is the most powerful of the three characters. She is the smartest and most skilled student and easily the most competent magic user of the trio. While Harry is the lead character of the series, it is obvious that he doesn’t hold a candle to Hermione when it comes to true power.

Hermione is the one who keeps Harry and Ron alive more often than not. She is also the one who takes action in most cases. She knows just about everything there is to know about spells and magic. How powerful was she? She ended up as the Minister for Magic, which is a very impressive achievement for a muggle-born.

7 REMUS LUPIN

Remis Lupin was a half-blood wizard. When he was young, he was attacked by Fenrir Greyback and was infected with lycanthropy, which means that he would turn into werewolf whenever there was a full moon. He attended Hogwarts and was sorted into the Gryffindor House. At Hogwarts, he became best friends with James Potter, Sirius Black, and Peter Pettigrew.

Remus was one of the first members of the Order of the Phoenix and battled against Voldemortduring the First Wizarding War. However, he ended up alone at the end, as James and (allegedly) Peter fell to Voldemort and Sirius ended up in Azkaban. He later became the Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts for a year. In fact, he was of the best in Hogwart’s history… until the Wizarding World learned that he was a werewolf.

6 BELLATRIX LESTRANGE

Bellatrix Lestrange was a pureblood witch and was the eldest child in the Black family. Sirius Black was her cousin. She was part of one of the Sacred Twenty-Eight, which are the remaining true pureblood families in Europe. After she attended at Hogwarts as a Slytherin, she became one of the most powerful Death Eaters in existence.

Bellatrix was completely insane when she escaped Azkaban in the 1996 mass break-out and ended up taking the life of Sirius Black, her neice Nymphadora Tonks, as well as the house elf Dobby. When she targeted Ginny Weasley during the Battle of Hogwarts, it was Molly Weasley who finally ended her life.

5 MINERVA MCGONAGALL

Professor McGonagall was mostly known as a professor at Hogwarts — and one of the kindest there — but before that, she was also a student who was sorted into Gryffindor House. She proved to be a brilliant student and soon became Prefect and Head Girl. She also had top grades in both the O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s.

By the time she graduated, she was a perfect candidate to be a professor after she spent two years working for the Ministry of Magic. She is an extremely powerful witch who is a master of Transfiguration and is a very talented duelist.

4 SEVERUS SNAPE

Though many fans first believed that Severus Snape was an antagonist in the Harry Potter franchise, they soon discovered that he was actually a good guy and was working to help Dumbledore take Voldemort down. Though it was clear that Snape was a Death Eater, as he attended their meetings and aided Voldemort once he returned to power, it was soon revealed that Snape was actually a double-agent all along. Everything he did was to protect Harry Potter.

At Hogwarts, Snape was a Slytherin and later on he became a Death Eater who Voldemort relied upon, which proves his worth. However, at the same time, Snape was also a member of the Order of the Phoenix. He was the Potions professor at Hogwarts during Harry’s time there. Because of his dedication to Dumbledore, he was eventually forced to take the Headmaster’s life.

3 TOM RIDDLE/VOLDEMORT

Though Tom Riddle was once a student at Hogwarts and was sorted into the Slytherin House, he went on to become one of the darkest and most powerful wizards in the world, taking on the name of Lord Voldemort. He was a half-blood wizard who never learned how to love others since his mother had given his father a love potion in order to make him love her. He was related to the Gaunts, one of the oldest pureblood families, and was a descendant of Salazar Slytherin.

Though Dumbledore tried to help the young wizard during his time at Hogwarts, Tom was always tempted by the dark arts. He learned how to create Horcruxes and made himself almost invincible. He eventually drew many dedicated followers, decimating the wizarding community and taking numerous lives during two different Wizarding Wars before Harry Potter finally fulfilled his destiny and stopped him.

2 MERLIN

Though he never appeared in the Harry Potter series, Merlin did come up from time to time. The legendary wizard was a student at Hogwarts. He was sorted into the Slytherin House during the medieval era. Merlin was one of the most powerful wizards in history and was a member of King Arthur’s court.

While it was never clarified one way or the other, there is a chance that Merlin was originally taught by Salazar Slytherin himself. He founded the Order of Merlin and believed that all wizards and muggles should live in peace. He is considered the greatest wizard of all-time when it comes to charms. He is known as the Prince of Enchanters.

1 ALBUS DUMBLEDORE

While Merlin is considered one of the greatest wizards of all-time, his accolades only live in legend and, since then, other wizards have also risen in power. One such wizard is Albus Dumbledore, who eventually became the Headmaster of Hogwarts. He was the only wizard who was strong enough to defeat Gellert Grindelwald in what was considered the greatest duel in wizarding history.

He was sorted into the Gryffindor House as a student and later became the Defence Against the Dark Arts professor, Transfiguration professor, and then Headmaster. He trained or oversaw most of the people on this list and was considered a wizard of unrivaled power.

Are there any other powerful Hogwarts students we forgot to mention? Who do you think is the most powerful student in Harry Potter? Let us know in the comments!



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