The Winchester brothers of Supernatural have gone up against their fair share of superpowered beings. From vampires to witches to demons and angels, Sam and Dean are no strangers to overpowered enemies. But what if they went up against the superheroes of Marvel? It’s hard to imagine the boys winning that fight.
With a G.E.D. and “give ’em hell” attitude and their strong brotherhood, the Winchesters have conquered many foes together. Still, some superheroes could prove their betters given the chance. Here are five Marvel superheroes Sam and Dean can beat, and five they can’t.
10 CAN BEAT: Doctor Strange
Dr. Stephen Strange wields the power of the Mystic Arts. This makes him a master sorcerer that can manipulate time and matter, as well as other planes of existence. But he’s not the first being with such abilities that Sam and Dean have faced.
When up against angels who travel through time or easily blink them out of existence, the Winchesters always came out on top. With magical knowhow of their own and a database of angelic sigils, Sam and Dean could find a way to beat Dr. Strange.
9 CANNOT BEAT: Falcon
Sam Wilson proved he’s a force to be reckoned with as Captain America’s confidante. Add his technology expertise and skills to the mix and he could be a hard hero to take down. With his wings, he could easily grab a hold of Dean, who hates flying already and take him off into the sky.
Sam Winchester would have a hard time bringing him down for fear of hurting or killing Dean. The Falcon’s drone Redwing also gives him an advantage in combat, making it an even fight between him and the Winchesters.
8 CAN BEAT: Ghost Rider
The mantle of Ghost Rider has been taken on by a handful, but no matter who dons the persona, one thing is always common: the powers come from a demonic force. Demons are Sam and Dean’s bread and butter. They can battle demons in their sleep by this point.
With an arsenal of holy water, angel blades, and the Latin exorcism memorized, the Winchester brothers could take down Ghost Rider no problem. Besides, as the Ghost Rider already fought being dragged down to Hell, it would make the Winchesters’ job easier.
7 CANNOT BEAT: Hulk
Sam and Dean have beaten many enemies with superior strength, but the Hulk is on a whole different level. His signature catchphrase is “Hulk smash!” for a reason. The Hulk even rendered Loki immobile, calling him a puny god. What chance would the Winchester brothers stand against him?
If Bruce Banner gets added into the mix, the combination of the Hulk’s size and strength with Dr. Banner’s intelligence would outdo Sam and Dean any day. There’s no winning against a guy that survived gamma radiation and became the grand warrior on Sakaar.
6 CAN BEAT: Blade
A vampire hunter that’s half-vampire himself is nothing new for Sam and Dean. They’ve exterminated plenty of vampire dens. They’ve also gone up against another vampire hunter turned vampire, Gordon Walker. But Blade would not be an easy opponent, as he contains vampiric strength but none of their weaknesses.
However, if Sam and Dean could beat the Alpha vampire, who was also stronger than the average vamp, then they could find a way to beat Blade. Chopping off the head always seems to do the trick.
5 CANNOT BEAT: Scarlet Witch
While Sam and Dean have fought various witches throughout the show’s run, they’ve never gone up against one like Wanda Maximoff. Wanda volunteered alongside her twin brother to be experimented on to gain powers so she could fight to protect her home. That kind of determination and strength would be hard to beat.
Going against someone with that kind of character and the power of chaos magic combined would make her a hard enemy to defeat. With her powers, Scarlet Witch manipulates matter and can even control her opponents’ minds.
4 CAN BEAT: Thor
It seems impossible that the Winchesters could beat the Norse god of Thunder. But Sam has proven worthy of wielding Mjolnir in the episode “What’s Up, Tiger Mommy?” If Sam gets a hold of Thor’s magical hammer, the god of Thunder could be evenly matched.
With the power of Mjolnir in his hands and his brother Dean by his side, Sam is a worthy opponent for Thor. Add Dean’s penchant for creating a strategy to the mix and the Winchesters stand a chance at beating the beloved superhero.
3 CANNOT BEAT: Iron Man
Tony Stark is one of the smartest Marvel characters. His intelligence allows him to create unparalleled technology and think strategically. Sam and Dean have smarts of their own, but none that can match Iron Man. Tony is such a genius that he is able to outsmart Thanos, the Avengers’ greatest enemy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It would be hard for the Winchester brothers to outdo him in battle. Plus, Tony has the advantage of an AI system that is practically its own superhero character. The Winchesters don’t stand a chance against that.
2 CAN BEAT: Hawkeye
Clint Barton may be an expert marksman and wicked with a crossbow in hand, but at the end of the day, he’s just a man. Without any superpowers, Hawkeye is an equal match for Sam and Dean. He’s also an expert in hand-to-hand combat, but the Winchesters are no stranger to brawling.
If they take away his bow and arrow and corner him, between the two brothers they could take down Barton. Still, Hawkeye wouldn’t make it easy. Sam and Dean would have a hell of a fight.
1 CANNOT BEAT: Captain Marvel
Carol Danvers’ powers are unmatched. She is so powerful that she holds her own against Thanos when he doesn’t have the Infinity Gauntlet. She shoots photon blasts out of her hands and turns herself into a human energy source at will. These powers allow her to fly and provide for powerful attacks.
Considering that Dean is a bit of a womanizer and Carol doesn’t stand for misogyny, she would make toast out of him just for talking to her the wrong way. Super strength and infinite power make her impossible for the Winchesters to beat.
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