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12th May '18 3:14:54 PM SSJMagus
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** Heroic Spirits' power can potentially be much greater than what they were were in life (which is saying something because many were very explicitly superhuman to begin with), based on the [[OlderIsBeter age]] and the fame of their legend. Gilgamesh's legend is [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh the oldest heroic tale on Earth]], so in addition to granting him great power on the basis of age, this status pretty much makes his fame self-reinforcing. And [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Heracles]] is the most famous hero, period. Heroic Spirits also get even greater strength if they're fighting on the "home turf" of their legend, meaning Gilgamesh would be stronger in Mesopotamia and Heracles in Greece. Though ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' took place in Japan, which was pretty much neutral ground for the Servants who got summoned[[note]]There were two Servants of Japanese origin, but they were both special cases. Assassin (Sasaski Kojiro) was a fake Servant, and Archer was a FutureBadass version of the protagonist and doesn't actually ''have'' a legend.[[/note]] but all of this muddies the waters about which Servant really is the World's Strongest Man.
7th May '18 6:59:37 PM kbissett
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Even in comparison to the show's other hulking badasses, such as Hodor and Tormund, the Mountain is ''insanely'' strong. Fittingly, as of the fourth season, he's played by the second-strongest man on Earth. After Qyburn's treatment, he seems to be ''even stronger'' but he's not exactly human anymore.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Even in comparison to the show's other hulking badasses, such as Hodor and Tormund, the Mountain is ''insanely'' strong. Fittingly, as of the fourth season, he's played by the second-strongest man on Earth.Earth (who, as noted in the Real Life section, would later go on to claim the #1 spot). After Qyburn's treatment, he seems to be ''even stronger'' but he's not exactly human anymore.
7th May '18 6:50:01 PM kbissett
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* Hafþór Júlíus "Thor" Björnsson, the actor who plays Gregor "The Mountain That Rides" Clegane in the ''Series/GameOfThrones'' series, holds the world record at keg tossing, a sport in which involves tossing a 15.5 gallon barrel (Which weighs about 33 pounds) over a high bar set at various heights. As of November 2015, the record (Breaking one he had set himself earlier that year) is 24 feet, 6 inches.

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* Hafþór Júlíus "Thor" Björnsson, the actor who plays Gregor "The Mountain That Rides" Clegane in the ''Series/GameOfThrones'' series, holds the world record at keg tossing, a sport in which involves tossing a 15.5 gallon barrel (Which weighs about 33 pounds) over a high bar set at various heights. As of November 2015, the record (Breaking one he had set himself earlier that year) is 24 feet, 6 inches. He would also go on to win the 2018 World's Strongest Man competition, after making the podium on five other occasions.
6th May '18 7:28:15 AM Lopiny
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** In general the Four Emperors, of whom Whitebeard was a member, are considered the strongest people in the world, to the point where Admirals are called in at the merest hint of any movement. Another of the Four Emperors, Kaidou, has been described as the strongest "[[NotEvenHuman creature]]" in the world, though it's unclear whether he held this title before [[spoiler:Whitebeard's death]].

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** In general the Four Emperors, of whom Whitebeard was a member, are considered the strongest people in the world, to the point where Admirals are called in at the merest hint of any movement. Another of the Four Emperors, Kaidou, has been described as the strongest "[[NotEvenHuman creature]]" in the world, world (with the explicit mention that it's believed ''nothing and no one'' in the world can take on him one-on-one and win), though it's unclear whether he held this title before [[spoiler:Whitebeard's death]].
6th May '18 12:46:14 AM Q4
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* The World's Strongest Man, an annual competition taking place around Christmas time, pits strongmen from all over the shop in a very broad range of events designed to test all-round strength. Events vary from from traditional weight lifting to dragging, flipping, carrying, pushing, pulling, holding, throwing and otherwise manipulating incredibly heavy items such as tractor tyres, anvils, tractors, trains, cars, beer kegs, giant stone pillars, and the iconic Atlas Stones. The former page image was four time champion (and two time runner-up) [[AwesomeMcCoolName Magnus ver Magnusson]], whose name means "Big Guy Son of Big Guy who was the son of another Big Guy").

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* The World's Strongest Man, an annual competition taking place around Christmas time, pits pitting strongmen from all over the shop in a very broad range of events designed to test all-round strength. Events vary from from traditional weight lifting to dragging, flipping, carrying, pushing, pulling, holding, throwing and otherwise manipulating incredibly heavy items such as tractor tyres, anvils, tractors, trains, cars, beer kegs, giant stone pillars, and the iconic Atlas Stones. The former page image was four time champion (and two time runner-up) [[AwesomeMcCoolName Magnus ver Magnusson]], whose name means "Big Guy Son of Big Guy who was the son of another Big Guy").
30th Apr '18 3:36:43 AM narm00
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* ''The Silmarillion''

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* ''The Silmarillion'' ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'':



** Tulkas is an interesting case, as he isn't even the third mightiest Valar, but he is the physically strongest. Melkor can manipulate temperature, ice, fire, anything shrouded in darkness, the darkness itself, create powerful storms, change beings more to his likeness, create deadly plagues but if Tulkas gets his hands on Melkor there isn't anything Melkor can do about it. What's more, Melkor became something of a {{dirty coward}} after Tulkas proved he was beatable and Tulkas is also the fastest of the Valar, so an instant of Melkor cowering rather than acting is enough for Tulkas to beat him again. More still, every Valar needs to rest after using their super powers or their might will start to diminish, every Valar ''except'' Tulkas, who never tires. This is part of Melkor's undoing, as he doesn't ''physically'' tire, and so continually wreaks havok in the world [[FatalFlaw without allowing his might to recover]]. The only times Melkor rests are when the rest of the Valar bind him, blind him and leave him in solitary confinement.

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** Tulkas is an interesting case, as he isn't even the third mightiest Valar, but he is the physically strongest. Melkor can manipulate temperature, ice, fire, anything shrouded in darkness, the darkness itself, create powerful storms, change beings more to his likeness, create deadly plagues plagues... but if Tulkas gets his hands on Melkor there isn't anything Melkor can do about it. What's more, Melkor became something of a {{dirty coward}} after Tulkas proved he was beatable and Tulkas is also the fastest of the Valar, so an instant of Melkor cowering rather than acting is enough for Tulkas to beat him again. More still, every Valar needs to rest after using their super powers or their might will start to diminish, every Valar ''except'' Tulkas, who never tires. This is part of Melkor's undoing, as he doesn't ''physically'' tire, and so continually wreaks havok in the world [[FatalFlaw without allowing his might to recover]]. The only times Melkor rests are when the rest of the Valar bind him, blind him and leave him in solitary confinement.



** In the main universe alone, Barry Allen is likely this, as of at least season 3; thanks to the applications of SuperSpeed Barry is probably the most powerful being on the side of good. However, its said that Barry's protege Wally is actually faster than him, but lacks his experience and his ability to use his speed effectively is still developing, so he's more of a GlassCannon compared to Barry. Other speedsters like Thawne, Zoom, and Savitar (the latter of which [[spoiler:eventually turns out to ''be'' Barry's evil future self]]) are often introduced as being more powerful than Barry, but usually because of some cheat[[note]]Thawne had enhanced his Speed Force connection through science to give him an edge, Zoom abused the drug Velocity-9 which increased his body's Speed Force, and Savitar was initially part of the Speed Force itself when introduced, and once separated from it had a NighInvulnerable suit of future armour to make him stronger[[/note]] and once things are evened, Barry is about even.

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** In the main universe alone, Barry Allen is likely this, as of at least season 3; thanks to the applications of SuperSpeed Barry is probably the most powerful being on the side of good. However, its it's said that Barry's protege Wally is actually faster than him, but lacks his experience experience, and his ability to use his speed effectively is still developing, so he's more of a GlassCannon compared to Barry. Other speedsters like Thawne, Zoom, and Savitar (the latter of which [[spoiler:eventually turns out to ''be'' Barry's evil future self]]) are often introduced as being more powerful than Barry, but usually because of some cheat[[note]]Thawne had enhanced his Speed Force connection through science to give him an edge, Zoom abused the drug Velocity-9 which increased his body's Speed Force, and Savitar was initially part of the Speed Force itself when introduced, and once separated from it had a NighInvulnerable suit of future armour to make him stronger[[/note]] and once things are evened, Barry is about even.



** [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter J'onn Jonzz]], who Clark previously identifies as the most powerful being on the planet, is often forced to step aside thanks to some plot convenience as he's simply ''too powerful''[[note]]Kryptonians like Clark and Kara went through AdaptationalWimp and lack the full power of their comic book counterparts; J'onn, however, didn't[[/note]], and the few times we see him fight, he's often holding back or about to fall victim to TheWorfEffect. When we see him fight ''without'' holding back however, he utterly curbstomps Kara in seconds, and after being infected with White Martian blood, he easily overpowers the Cyborg Superman, who had previously been shown capable of beating Kara unconscious.


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** [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter J'onn Jonzz]], J'onzz]], who Clark previously identifies as the most powerful being on the planet, is often forced to step aside thanks to some plot convenience as he's simply ''too powerful''[[note]]Kryptonians like Clark and Kara went through AdaptationalWimp and lack the full power of their comic book counterparts; J'onn, however, didn't[[/note]], and the few times we see him fight, he's often holding back or about to fall victim to TheWorfEffect. When we see him fight ''without'' holding back however, he utterly curbstomps Kara in seconds, and after being infected with White Martian blood, he easily overpowers the Cyborg Superman, who had previously been shown capable of beating Kara unconscious.

28th Apr '18 12:25:00 PM PokemonMasterJamal
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** [[FakeUltimateHero Mr. Satan]] is ''touted'' in-universe as the world's strongest man, and it might actually be true if only counting [[{{muggles}} humans who rely solely on muscle strength]] rather than being enhanced by KiManipulation. Especially since of the only other serious contenders, Yajirobe has long since gotten fat and lazy and [[BadassNormal Nam]] from the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament arc has long since retired.

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** [[FakeUltimateHero Mr. Satan]] is ''touted'' in-universe as the world's strongest man, and it might actually be true if only counting [[{{muggles}} humans who rely solely on muscle strength]] rather than being enhanced by KiManipulation. Especially since KiManipulation (outside of the only other serious contenders, characters such as Yajirobe has long and Nam, who have since gotten fat and lazy and [[BadassNormal Nam]] from the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament arc has long since retired.retired).
27th Apr '18 5:10:33 PM Prometheus117
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* Magnus from ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' is a very muscular human with a sword almost as large as his body (when Pit uses it, the game classifies it as a club) able to easily hold his own against The Underworld Army [[spoiler:and Palutena's Army]]. When Pit first meets Magnus, he questions whether he's even human.

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* Magnus from ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' is a very muscular human with a sword almost as large as his body (when Pit uses it, the game classifies it as a club) and able to easily hold his own against The Underworld Army [[spoiler:and Palutena's Army]].Army]] on his own when almost every other human gets slaughtered [[spoiler:or in the case of his friend Gaol, uses a suit of [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman magical armor]] to level the playing field]]. When Pit first meets Magnus, he questions whether he's even human.
17th Apr '18 1:39:35 AM foxley
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* ''Muscle Beach Party'' features the world's strongest man, Mr. Strangdour, smashing through a wall and saved Frankie (Avalon) from his lunkhead son, just by using an ear twist. Strangdour is played brilliantly by Peter Lorre.

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* ''Muscle Beach Party'' features the world's strongest man, Mr. Strangdour, smashing through a wall and saved Frankie (Avalon) from his lunkhead son, just by using an ear twist. Strangdour is played brilliantly by Peter Lorre.Creator/PeterLorre.
* ''Film/TallTale'': John Henry, at least according to Pa's {{tall tale}}s. When he loses the contest against the Steam driver, he gets so mad that when he drives a rail into the rock he's standing on, the whole boulder splits in half.
5th Apr '18 11:01:48 PM Tahaneira
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* In a world filled to the brim with superheroes and supervillains, [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Mr. Incredible]] still manages to stand out. He's so strong and tough that the government had to come up with [[BrokeTheRatingScale new definitions]] to categorize his abilities.
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