Marvel fans might have been surprised when Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige declared Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) as the Strongest Avenger a year or so after he had given the title to Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), however, a new theory suggests that the mantle may very well shift again when Eternals releases this year.
During the first few phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel fans assumed that the title strongest Avenger would go to either Thor, Asgard's God of Thunder, (Chris Hemsworth) or Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Marvel's Doc Green. When Marvel decided to introduce Carol Danvers into the franchise, the studio decided to name the heroine as the strongest Avenger, despite the fact that Captain Marvel doesn't come to the same level as Thor or Hulk in Marvel comics.
Fans eventually accepted Carol Danvers' new title after seeing the ridiculous amount of power given to the former pilot in Larson's Captain Marvel standalone movie, however, a year or so after the name had been given to her, Marvel decided to give the name to Scarlet Witch. Kevin Feige even said that Wanda Maximoff could have defeated Thanos one on one had the Mad Titan not had reinforcements.
While Marvel fans know just how powerful Wanda is in Marvel comics, a new theory by Screen Rant suggests that the title "Strongest Avenger" may very well move on to another character, this time one of the Eternals. An average Eternal has the strength to hold their own against the Avengers, and so, the most powerful of the group may very well defeat all of the Avengers' strongest members. These powerful Eternals include Sersi (Gemma Chan) and Gilgamesh (Don Lee).
To the uninitiated, Sersi can manipulate matter, and she can do so in a scale unmatched by any of the members of her race. She can also reshape any object into whatever form she pleases. In the comics, readers get to see how Sersi has the potential for unlimited destruction, and many likened her to the Dark Phoenix of the X-Men.
Gilgamesh, on the other hand, arrives on the same playing field as Thor, Hulk, and Hercules with his impressive strength.
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Phase 4 of the MCU begins when Black Widow premieres on May 1, 2020.