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* In ''Fanfic/ProHeroMetalBat'', Izuku, after many months of training, has gained SuperStrength. It is a downplayed case, as while he is strong enough to [[spoiler: crater a hole under the zero-pointer by smashing at its wheels,]] there are others stronger than him, like All Might. What makes it count is that ''Izuku has no quirk'', making his strength purely training based. The next strongest person based only on training is [[TheAce Mirio Togata]], who spent years to accomplish less than Izuku has in months.


** The strongest woman in ''Resident Evil'' is (somewhat) easier to answer. Despite almost all the main females knowing SheFu, it's [[ActionGirl Jill Valentine]] in particular who rises to the top with the amount she's accomplished. In ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis RE3]]'', she single handedly defeats the eponymous Nemesis, who is one of the strongest and near [[ImplacableMan unkillable]] monsters in the franchise. In ''[=RE5=]'' Jill becomes BrainwashedAndCrazy, being able to do similar moves to Wesker (i.e. easily overpower Chris), and it takes the combined efforts of both Chris and Sheva just to incapacitate her. What's more, Jill's body developed antibodies to TheVirus thanks to the previous games making Jill the only character (aside from [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 Sherry Birkin]] and [[VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheDarksideChronicles Manuela Hidalgo]]) who becomes a bio-weapon [[PowerUpgradingDeformation without becoming monstrous as well]].

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** The strongest woman in ''Resident Evil'' is (somewhat) easier to answer. Despite almost all the main females characters knowing SheFu, it's [[ActionGirl Jill Valentine]] in particular who rises to the top with the amount she's accomplished. In ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis RE3]]'', she single handedly defeats the eponymous Nemesis, who is one of the strongest and near [[ImplacableMan unkillable]] monsters in the franchise. In ''[=RE5=]'' Jill becomes BrainwashedAndCrazy, being able to do similar moves to Wesker (i.e. easily overpower Chris), and it takes the combined efforts of both Chris and Sheva just to incapacitate her. What's more, Jill's body developed antibodies to TheVirus thanks to the previous games making Jill one of the only character (aside from few characters (alongside [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 Sherry Birkin]] and Birkin]], [[VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheDarksideChronicles Manuela Hidalgo]]) Hidalgo]] and initially Wesker) who becomes a bio-weapon [[PowerUpgradingDeformation without becoming monstrous as well]].


** {{Dracula}} from is the strongest, most powerful character in the whole series as well as being a InvincibleVillain to boot... Dracula is so omnipotent that even '''[[TheGrimReaper Death]]''' is just [[TheDragon his henchman]]. Being immortal Dracula will return every 100 years once he's been "killed" which is led to the [[BadassFamily Belmonts]] fighting him for millennia as their ArchEnemy. It took Julius Belmont, Dracula's {{Dhampyr}} son Alucard, and several others to permanently put the Count down (by trapping his castle in a solar eclipse and cutting off the Dark Lord from his source of power)... [[spoiler:but then he just reincarnates as [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Soma Cruz]] a few decades later]].

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** {{Dracula}} from is the strongest, most powerful character in the whole series as well as being a InvincibleVillain to boot... Dracula is so omnipotent that even '''[[TheGrimReaper Death]]''' is just [[TheDragon his henchman]]. Being immortal Dracula will return every 100 years once he's been "killed" which is led to the [[BadassFamily Belmonts]] fighting him for millennia as their ArchEnemy. It took Julius Belmont, Dracula's {{Dhampyr}} son Alucard, and several others to permanently put the Count down (by trapping his castle in a solar eclipse and cutting off the Dark Lord from his source of power)... [[spoiler:but then he just reincarnates as [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Soma Cruz]] a few decades later]].


** Illyria from ''Series/{{Angel}}'' Season 5 is the strongest female character and in this [[FeministFantasy series]] that's saying something, ''technically'' she’s EldritchAbomination forced into the body of a human making a HumanoidAbomination but nevertheless she stands [[SuperPowerLottery above the rest of the cast]] in terms of [[StoryBreakerPower power]]. In one of her first scenes Illyria [[TimeStandsStill stops time]] and then a later episode she kills the half the cast before reality get rewritten, from then on Illyria is depowered i.e still godly strong but she can't mess with time and space.

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** Illyria from ''Series/{{Angel}}'' Season 5 is the strongest female character and in this [[FeministFantasy series]] that's saying something, ''technically'' she’s EldritchAbomination forced into the body of a human making which makes her a HumanoidAbomination but nevertheless she stands [[SuperPowerLottery above the rest of the cast]] in terms of [[StoryBreakerPower power]]. In one of her first scenes Illyria [[TimeStandsStill stops time]] and then a later episode she kills the half the cast before reality get rewritten, from then on Illyria is depowered i.e still godly strong but she can't mess with time and space.


* For all intents and purposes, Clark Kent aka Superman in the ''Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse'' is the world’s strongest man, though his strength is matched by other Kryptonians in ''Film/ManOfSteel'', in particular Zod, but Supes's strength [[NeckSnap proved to be greater]]. It can argued there's {{Deconstruction}} of this trope with [=DCEU=] Superman since Clark is treated as less like TheCape of the comics and more realistically like a PersonOfMassDestruction, especially in ''Film/BatmanVsSuperman''. The [[NighInvulnerability only thing]] that's an actual danger to Superman is the remnants (DNA and atmosphere) of Krypton can [[KryptoniteFactor hurt/weaken]] Clark, as a giant monster (Doomsday) created out of Zod's Kryptonian DNA successfully [[DeathIsCheap "kills"]] Superman... though it's shown a nuke can hurt him too.

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* For all intents and purposes, Clark Kent aka Superman in the ''Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse'' is the world’s strongest man, though his strength is matched by other Kryptonians in ''Film/ManOfSteel'', in particular Zod, but Supes's strength [[NeckSnap proved to be greater]]. It can argued there's {{Deconstruction}} of this trope with [=DCEU=] Superman since Clark is treated as less like TheCape of the comics and more realistically like a PersonOfMassDestruction, especially (especially in ''Film/BatmanVsSuperman''. ''Film/BatmanVsSuperman''). The [[NighInvulnerability [[KryptoniteFactor only thing]] that's an actual danger to Superman is the remnants (DNA and atmosphere) of Krypton which can [[KryptoniteFactor hurt/weaken]] hurt/weaken Clark, as a giant monster (Doomsday) created out of Zod's Kryptonian DNA successfully [[DeathIsCheap "kills"]] Superman... though it's shown a nuke can hurt him too.


* ComicBook/{{Rogue}} can potentially be the strongest woman in the Marvel Universe thanks to her PowerParasite ability; at one point in ''Uncanny Avengers'' Rogue briefly supports the weight of a falling [[CosmicEntity Celestial]] and even before that Rogue has temporarily gained TheJuggernaut and even Hulk's strength in the past. Though Rogue tends to get hit with TheWorfEffect and the limitations of her mutation are enforced by writers.

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* ComicBook/{{Rogue}} can potentially be the strongest woman in the Marvel Universe thanks to her PowerParasite ability; at one point in ''Uncanny Avengers'' ‘’ComicBook/UncannyAvengers'' Rogue briefly supports the weight of a falling [[CosmicEntity Celestial]] Celestial]], and even before that Rogue has temporarily gained TheJuggernaut and even Hulk's strength in the past. Though Rogue tends to get hit with TheWorfEffect and the limitations of her mutation are enforced by writers.



* ComicBook/SpiderMan usually wouldn't make this list -- although it's wise not to sell him short, he's the upper crust of street-level heroes and defeats beings stronger than him on a consistent basis -- but [[ComicBook/CaptainUniverse Cosmic Spider-Man]] makes a lot of these examples look tame by comparison. Cosmic Spidey using the Unipower can ''can literally do [[ImaginationBasedSuperPower anything]] he wants'' and unlike most other characters who gained this power Spider-Man is already super powered so Peter's SuperStrength and SpiderSense are dialed UpToEleven. Some of his feats include [[MegatonPunch punching]] Grey Hulk into to space and KO'ing ComicBook/{{Thor}}, foes that are usually leagues beyond Spidey. Of course Cosmic Spider-Man is given TheWorfEffect in ''ComicBook/SpiderVerse'', but considering how omnipotent this version of Spider-Man is normally you can write it off as a case of PowerCreepPowerSeep.
* Dr Manhattan from ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''; the TropeCodifier for PersonOfMassDestruction, arguably Manhattan serves as {{Deconstruction}} of this trope and the concept of a "Superhuman" in general, especially when he's [[SuperpowerLottery compared]] to the other, more humble, Minute Men members. ''Watchmen'' also gives a realistic reaction from the world to a being like Jonathan Osterman, as they see him as no less than a PhysicalGod. The media has to label Manhattan as a superhero so as not to frighten people, and the US government turns Manhattan into a nuclear deterrent against Russia (before he leaves to Mars and all hell breaks loose). Eventually Dr Manhattan is [[AboveGoodAndEvil so above]] petty problems that he becomes apathetic with humanity and tells Ozymandias at the end that he will leave Earth to create his own worlds.

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* ComicBook/SpiderMan usually wouldn't make this list -- although it's wise not to sell him short, he's the upper crust of street-level heroes and defeats beings stronger than him on a consistent basis -- but [[ComicBook/CaptainUniverse Cosmic Spider-Man]] makes a lot of these examples look tame by comparison. Cosmic Spidey using the Unipower can ''can literally do [[ImaginationBasedSuperPower anything]] he wants'' and unlike most other characters who gained this power power, Spider-Man is already super powered superhuman so Peter's SuperStrength and SpiderSense are dialed UpToEleven. Some of his feats include include: [[MegatonPunch punching]] Grey Hulk into to space space, humiliating ComicBook/{{Magneto}} and KO'ing ComicBook/{{Thor}}, foes that are usually leagues beyond Spidey. Of course Yes, Cosmic Spider-Man is given TheWorfEffect in ''ComicBook/SpiderVerse'', but considering how omnipotent this version of Spider-Man is normally you can write it off as a case of PowerCreepPowerSeep.
* Dr Manhattan from ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''; the TropeCodifier for PersonOfMassDestruction, arguably Manhattan serves as {{Deconstruction}} of this trope and the concept of a "Superhuman" in general, especially general. Especially when he's [[SuperpowerLottery compared]] to the other, more humble, Minute Men members.humble Crimebusters. ''Watchmen'' also gives a realistic reaction from the world to a being like Jonathan Osterman, as they see him as no less than a PhysicalGod. The media has to label Manhattan as a superhero so as not to frighten people, and the US government turns Manhattan into a nuclear deterrent against Russia (before he leaves to Mars and all hell breaks loose). Eventually Dr Manhattan is [[AboveGoodAndEvil so above]] petty problems that he becomes apathetic with humanity and tells Ozymandias at the end that he will leave Earth to create his own worlds.


** Gohan. At the end of the Cell Saga, he becomes the strongest character after becoming a Super Saiyan 2. By the end of the Buu arc, he was the strongest unfused character after Old Kai unlocked his full power. However, [[BrilliantButLazy he falls behind both times because he lacks the dedication to train unlike his father and Vegeta]] and is more interested in academics than fighting. By the time of ''Resurrection 'F'' he can only go up to a base Super Saiyan, and his poor performance during that time and the universe being in danger ''[[TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed again]]'' causes him to start training again. It's worth noting Goku and Vegeta agree that Gohan's limitless potential exceeds either of theirs, even '''after''' they both obtained Super Saiyan Blue, Gohan could catch up and surpass his father ''were Gohan to commit to training''.

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** Gohan. At the end of the Cell Saga, he becomes the strongest character after becoming a Super Saiyan 2. By the end of the Buu arc, he was the strongest unfused character after Old Kai unlocked his full power. However, [[BrilliantButLazy he falls behind both times because he lacks the dedication to train unlike his father and Vegeta]] and is more interested in academics than fighting. By the time of ''Resurrection 'F'' he can only go up to a base Super Saiyan, and his poor performance during that time and the universe being in danger ''[[TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed again]]'' causes him to start training again. It's worth noting Goku and Vegeta agree that Gohan's limitless potential exceeds either of theirs, even '''after''' they both obtained Super Saiyan Blue, Gohan could catch up and surpass his father ''were Gohan to he commit to training''.


** Gohan. At the end of the Cell Saga, he becomes the strongest character after becoming a Super Saiyan 2. By the end of the Buu arc, he was the strongest unfused character after Old Kai unlocked his full power. However, [[BrilliantButLazy he falls behind both times because he lacks the dedication to train unlike his father and Vegeta]] and is more interested in academics than fighting. By the time of ''Resurrection 'F''' he can only go up to a base Super Saiyan, and his poor performance during that time and the universe being in danger ''[[TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed again]]'' causes him to start training again. It's worth noting Goku and Vegeta agree that Gohan's limitless potential exceeds either of theirs, even '''after''' they both obtained Super Saiyan Blue, Gohan could catch up and surpass his father ''were Gohan to commit to training''.

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** Gohan. At the end of the Cell Saga, he becomes the strongest character after becoming a Super Saiyan 2. By the end of the Buu arc, he was the strongest unfused character after Old Kai unlocked his full power. However, [[BrilliantButLazy he falls behind both times because he lacks the dedication to train unlike his father and Vegeta]] and is more interested in academics than fighting. By the time of ''Resurrection 'F''' 'F'' he can only go up to a base Super Saiyan, and his poor performance during that time and the universe being in danger ''[[TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed again]]'' causes him to start training again. It's worth noting Goku and Vegeta agree that Gohan's limitless potential exceeds either of theirs, even '''after''' they both obtained Super Saiyan Blue, Gohan could catch up and surpass his father ''were Gohan to commit to training''.


* Guts the protagonist of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' is by far the strongest and most skilled mortal [[WorldsBestWarrior warrior]] in Midland (Zodd is a demon so he doesn't count). Guts is a unrivaled MasterSwordsman who wields a {{BFS}} with SuperStrength whose also killed an EldritchAbomination + other 1000 [[TheLegionsOfHell Apostles]]. Human enemies are not even a threat for Guts past the Golden Age arc... although to [[GodOfEvil The God Hand]] this just makes Guts the equivalent of being the world’s strongest termite, [[SubvertedTrope so this trope doesn’t mean much]] in Berserk and Guts for all his strength still struggles [[CrapSackWorld every day to survive]]. Guts eventually needs to wear [[ScaryImpracticalArmor supernatural armor]] so he can be a credible threat to the horrors he faces.

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* Guts the protagonist of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' is by far the strongest and most skilled mortal [[WorldsBestWarrior warrior]] in Midland (Zodd is a demon so he doesn't count). Guts is a unrivaled MasterSwordsman who wields a {{BFS}} with thanks to his SuperStrength whose also which helped him killed an EldritchAbomination + other 1000 [[TheLegionsOfHell Apostles]]. Human enemies are not even a threat for Guts past the Golden Age arc... arc, although to [[GodOfEvil The God Hand]] this just makes Guts the equivalent of being the world’s strongest termite, [[SubvertedTrope so this trope doesn’t mean much]] in Berserk and Guts for all his strength still struggles [[CrapSackWorld every day to survive]]. Guts eventually needs to wear [[ScaryImpracticalArmor supernatural armor]] so he can be a credible threat to the horrors he faces.


* The ''[[Franchise/MetalGear Metal Gear]]'' series gives us two strong contenders for the setting: [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance Senator Steven Armstrong]] and [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain The Man on Fire]].

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* The ''[[Franchise/MetalGear ''[[VideoGame/MetalGear Metal Gear]]'' series gives us two strong contenders for the setting: [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance Senator Steven Armstrong]] and [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain The Man on Fire]].


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** Goku is the straight version of this trope. He holds this title at various points throughout the series, although he has been upstaged several times. After Piccolo merges with Kami, he become the strongest of all the heroes and Gohan held this title after the Cell Games once he become a Super Saiyan 2 (and Goku dies) and the end of Buu Arc once old Kai awakened all of Gohan's hidden power. By ''[[Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods Battle of Gods]]'' it's strongly hinted that Goku regains this status, which is why Vegeta freaks out when he hears [[spoiler:Goku lost to Beerus with only two hits]]. After becoming a Super Saiyan God, Goku is able to fight on par with Beerus. [[spoiler:It doesn't last long and he loses his Super Saiyan God form, but keeps the memory of godhood, which boosts his power to the point that there is no real power difference even as a regular Super Saiyan. Even then, he still loses to Beerus, who only uses 70% of his full power (and we later learn that was severe overkill on Beerus's part). In ''[[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF Resurrection 'F']]'', Goku not only mastered Super Saiyan God, but can now he merge it with his regular Super Saiyan form, becoming a Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan (or Super Saiyan Blue). He's still not on Beerus' level, but he's much closer to closing the gap and is the strongest thing on Earth]]. In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', [[spoiler:after the revelation that Monaka isn't the powerful fighter that Beerus makes him out to be, Goku becomes the strongest mortal fighter in Universe 7, at least until ''Anime/DragonBallSuperBroly'', where the titular Saiyan takes the title from Goku due to not only being able to defeat Goku, Vegeta and Frieza at their strongest, but requiring Goku and Vegeta to [[FusionDance fuse into Gogeta]] and then transform into their most powerful form to defeat Broly's own strongest transformation. ''Even then'', Goku in all likelyhood would probably put up a decent fight against Broly if he used [[StoryBreakerPower Ultra Instinct]], but since Goku cannot conciously access that power Broly can be reliably deemed stronger.]]
** In a weird twist, [[BadassNormal Krillin]] ends up being the strongest normal human in the group, although some of his friends like Yamcha are sometimes pointed out giving him a run for his money. That is, if we're not counting Uub (biologically 100% human, but the magical reincarnation of an incredibly powerful majin) and Tenshinhan (who is, according to the WordOfGod, partially descended from an [[HumanAliens Alien]] race). On the female side of things, both EducationMama Chichi and ActionGirl Videl are alternately pointed out as being the World's Strongest Women, both being ridiculously strong compared to average civilians. Android 18, while technically stronger than both of them, doesn't exactly qualify on the account of being a cyborg.

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** Goku is the straight version of this trope. He holds this title at various points throughout the series, ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', although he has been upstaged several times. After Piccolo merges with Kami, he become the strongest of all the heroes and Gohan held this title after the Cell Games once he become a Super Saiyan 2 (and Goku dies) and the end of Buu Arc once old Kai awakened all of Gohan's hidden power. By ''[[Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods Battle of Gods]]'' it's strongly hinted that Goku regains this status, which is why Vegeta freaks out when he hears [[spoiler:Goku lost to Beerus with only two hits]]. After becoming a Super Saiyan God, Goku is able to fight on par with Beerus. [[spoiler:It doesn't last long and he loses his Super Saiyan God form, but keeps the memory of godhood, which boosts his power to the point that there is no real power difference even as a regular Super Saiyan. Even then, he still loses to Beerus, who only uses 70% of his full power (and we later learn that was severe overkill on Beerus's part). In ''[[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF Resurrection 'F']]'', Goku not only mastered Super Saiyan God, but can now he merge it with his regular Super Saiyan form, becoming a Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan (or Super Saiyan Blue). He's still not on Beerus' level, but he's much closer to closing the gap and is the strongest thing on Earth]]. In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', [[spoiler:after the revelation that Monaka isn't the powerful fighter that Beerus makes him out to be, Goku becomes the strongest mortal fighter in Universe 7, at least until ''Anime/DragonBallSuperBroly'', where the titular Saiyan takes the title from Goku due to not only being able to defeat Goku, Vegeta and Frieza at their strongest, but requiring Goku and Vegeta to [[FusionDance fuse into Gogeta]] and then transform into their most powerful form to defeat Broly's own strongest transformation. ''Even then'', Goku in all likelyhood would probably put up a decent fight against Broly if he used [[StoryBreakerPower Ultra Instinct]], but since Goku cannot conciously access that power Broly can be reliably deemed stronger.]]
** In a weird twist, [[BadassNormal Krillin]] ends up being the strongest normal human in the group, although some of his friends like Yamcha are sometimes pointed out giving him a run for his money. That is, if we're not counting Uub (biologically 100% human, but the magical reincarnation of an incredibly powerful majin) and Tenshinhan (who is, according to the WordOfGod, partially descended from an [[HumanAliens Alien]] race). On the female side of things, both EducationMama Chichi Chi-Chi and ActionGirl Videl are alternately pointed out as being the World's Strongest Women, both being ridiculously strong compared to average civilians. Android 18, while technically stronger than both of them, doesn't exactly qualify on the account of being a cyborg.



** Gohan. At the end of the Cell Saga, he becomes the strongest character after becoming a Super Saiyan 2. By the end of the Buu arc, he was the strongest unfused character after Old Kai unlocked his full power. However, [[BrilliantButLazy he falls behind both times because he lacks the dedication to train unlike his father and Vegeta]] and is more interested in academics than fighting. By the time of '''Resurrection 'F''' he can only go up to a base Super Saiyan, and his poor performance during that time and the universe being in danger ''[[TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed again]]'' causes him to start training again. It's worth noting Goku and Vegeta agree that Gohan's limitless potential exceeds either of theirs, even '''after''' they both obtained Super Saiyan Blue, Gohan could catch up and surpass his father ''were Gohan to commit to training''.

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** Gohan. At the end of the Cell Saga, he becomes the strongest character after becoming a Super Saiyan 2. By the end of the Buu arc, he was the strongest unfused character after Old Kai unlocked his full power. However, [[BrilliantButLazy he falls behind both times because he lacks the dedication to train unlike his father and Vegeta]] and is more interested in academics than fighting. By the time of '''Resurrection ''Resurrection 'F''' he can only go up to a base Super Saiyan, and his poor performance during that time and the universe being in danger ''[[TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed again]]'' causes him to start training again. It's worth noting Goku and Vegeta agree that Gohan's limitless potential exceeds either of theirs, even '''after''' they both obtained Super Saiyan Blue, Gohan could catch up and surpass his father ''were Gohan to commit to training''.



** Jiren the Gray of Universe 11 is quite possibly the most powerful mortal in the ''multiverse'', to the attempt that his power dwarfs that of the actual Gods of Destruction (including one who is ''stronger than Beerus''), and most certainly the most powerful one of Universe 11. Of all the fighters in the Tournament of Power (constituting the best fighters of 8 of the 12 universes), Jiren is leaps and bounds above them all. Yes, including our heroes in Universe 7. When the Universe 6 Saiyan Kale loses control of her Super Saiyan form, Jiren casually blasts her to stop her (and this was a being who casually tanked a Super Saiyan Blue Kamehameha point-blank). When Goku and Jiren fought, Jiren shrugged off all of Goku's forms and even turned the Genki Dama on Goku. He even casually finds a way to break out of Hit's Time Stop! EleventhHourSuperpower after EleventhHourSuperpower gets smacked down by him. In the end, it takes Goku's Mastered Ultra Instinct, a form that not even the Angels and Gods can use, to actually give Jiren a serious fight... and it still isn't enough to beat him. The heroes ''only'' 'win' by dogpiling him and taking advantage of tournament rules by physically forcing him out of the ring.

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** Jiren the Gray of Universe 11 is quite possibly the most powerful mortal in the ''multiverse'', to the attempt that his power dwarfs that of the actual Gods of Destruction (including one who is ''stronger than Beerus''), and most certainly the most powerful one of Universe 11. Of all the fighters in the Tournament of Power (constituting the best fighters of 8 of the 12 universes), Jiren is leaps and bounds above them all. Yes, including our heroes in Universe 7. When the Universe 6 Saiyan Kale loses control of her Super Saiyan form, Jiren casually blasts her to stop her (and this was a being who casually tanked a Super Saiyan Blue Kamehameha point-blank). When Goku and Jiren fought, Jiren shrugged off all of Goku's forms and even turned the Genki Dama Spirit Bomb on Goku. He even casually finds a way to break out of Hit's Time Stop! EleventhHourSuperpower after EleventhHourSuperpower gets smacked down by him. In the end, it takes Goku's Mastered Ultra Instinct, a form that not even the Angels and Gods can use, to actually give Jiren a serious fight... and it still isn't enough to beat him. The heroes ''only'' 'win' by dogpiling him and taking advantage of tournament rules by physically forcing him out of the ring.



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* Jotaro Kujo from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is a weird case, while there have been Stands that are considered stronger than his [[spoiler: prior to the world being re-started]] in terms of abilities, however his Stand, [[TimeStop Star]] [[LightningBruiser Platinum]] not only is insanely strong, fast, durable and precise, but his power, if used well, would take the chance right out of other Users to use their abilities, even other people who have been barely introduced to the world of Stands know and are wary of his abilities [[spoiler: In the end, even his killer, Enrico Pucci, not only had to wait years to plan how to reach the Heaven that DIO wanted, but also had to wait in order for Jotaro's strength to be diminished by age, and even then he had to lure him out and did not dare to confront him directly until he had Made in Heaven, and even with that Stand, if Star Platinum's durability hadn't dropped to [[GlassCannon E]] then the fight might have still gone in Jotaro's favor]].
** It’s clear Jonathan Joestar was the strongest human at the end of “Phantom Blood”, he’s so strong even Stand Users (like Jotaro above) comment what an absolute freak of strength Jonathan is in ''VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle''. Characters are even glad in their win quotes that Jonathan never got stand [[spoiler: considering what DIO did with his body]] he’d be utterly unstoppable.
** Possibly surpassing Jotaro, Jonathan and DIO is actually Kars from “Battle Tendency” who becomes the “Ultimate Being” i.e completely [[NighInvulnerability unstoppable and unkillable]]. [[spoiler: Joseph Joestar only survives against him by pure luck, and a volcanic eruption launches Kars into space where he’s no longer a threat]].

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Jotaro Kujo from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders'' is a weird case, while case. While there have been Stands that are considered stronger than his [[spoiler: prior to the world being re-started]] in terms of abilities, however his Stand, [[TimeStop Star]] [[LightningBruiser Platinum]] not only is insanely strong, fast, durable and precise, but his power, if used well, would take the chance right out of other Users to use their abilities, even other people who have been barely introduced to the world of Stands know and are wary of his abilities [[spoiler: In the end, even his killer, Enrico Pucci, not only had to wait years to plan how to reach the Heaven that DIO wanted, but also had to wait in order for Jotaro's strength to be diminished by age, and even then he had to lure him out and did not dare to confront him directly until he had Made in Heaven, and even with that Stand, if Star Platinum's durability hadn't dropped to [[GlassCannon E]] then the fight might have still gone in Jotaro's favor]].
** It’s clear Jonathan Joestar was the strongest human at the end of “Phantom Blood”, ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood'', he’s so strong even Stand Users (like Jotaro above) comment what an absolute freak of strength Jonathan is in ''VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle''. Characters are even glad in their win quotes that Jonathan never got stand [[spoiler: considering what DIO did with his body]] he’d be utterly unstoppable.
** Possibly surpassing Jotaro, Jonathan and DIO is actually Kars from “Battle Tendency” ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency'' who becomes the “Ultimate Being” UltimateLifeForm, i.e completely [[NighInvulnerability unstoppable and unkillable]]. [[spoiler: Joseph [[spoiler:Joseph Joestar only survives against him by pure luck, and a volcanic eruption launches Kars into space where he’s no longer a threat]].

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** Before Kaido, before Whitebeard, and before even Gol D. Roger, there was [[spoiler:Rocks D. Xebec, a man so balls-out powerful it took the combined forces of Garp (the strongest Marine alive even now) and Roger to bring him down, and his crew not only held ''three'' of the future Four Emperors, but a whole lot of other similarly strong and infamous pirates that utterly despised each other, and were only held together by Rocks' own will and power. The man nearly collapsed and usurped the World Government entire in a single stroke]].


* In ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'', a world that consists of [[ActionSurvivor survivors]] and [[CharlesAtlasSuperPower trained agents]], [[BigBad Albert Wesker]] stands [[SuperPowerLottery above the rest of the cast]] being a literal superhuman (due to thanks to taking the [[SuperSerum prototype virus]]) possessing explicit SuperStrength, SuperSpeed, and NighInvulnerability. TheHero Chris Redfield gets [[CurbStompBattle absolutely trounced]] the first two time he faces the enhanced Wesker in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica Code Veronica]]'' and Chris has to rigorously bulk up like crazy just to be somewhat equal to Wesker in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 RE5]]''. Though despite the HeroicBuild, Wesker is still just ''too strong'' to beat in a straight fight, leading to Chris and Sheva having to [[WorfHadTheFlu weaken Wesker]] with an injection just to stand a chance in the FinalBattle. At this point in the story, Wesker wasn’t classified as human anymore, [[spoiler: and it took dumping Wesker [[NoKillLikeOverkill into a volcano and then shooting him with two RPGs]] to actually finish him off fro good]].
** The two other candidates for this trope in ''Resident Evil'' are Chris Redfield and Leon Scott Kennedy as they both display superhuman feats that put them far above other characters. Chris's biggest claim to fame is through sheer CharlesAtlasSuperpower, he was strong enough to dislodge [[MemeticMutation a goddamn boulder]] ''by punching it'', which would make him the strongest man, if Mr Kennedy didn't exist. Leon, for his part went all OneManArmy on TheIlluminati in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 RE4]]'', killed multiple [[MonstrousHumanoid Tyrants]], held open the jaws of mutated shark, and was able to stagger the mutated BigBad of ''Anime/ResidentEvilVendetta'' with a single kick. When Chris and Leon fight in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil6 RE6]]'', ''they're completely equal'' in close quarters combat, forcing them to draw guns on each other. Debates as to who's actually stronger still continue to this day.
** Jake Muller (Wesker's son) in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil6 RE6]]'' is similarly superhuman and ''may'' be even stronger than Chris and Leon given he was able to [[MegatonPunch punch out]] the [[ImplacableMan Ustanak]] in the FinalBattle, though Jake still wasn't quite strong enough to finish off Ustanak without Sherry [[AttackItsWeakPoint helping him out]]. Whereas Chris and Leon have achieved similar or greater feats without any assistance at all.
** Strongest woman in ''Resident Evil'' is easier to answer as despite almost all the main females knowing SheFu, it's [[ActionGirl Jill Valentine]] in particular rises to the top with the amount she's accomplished. In ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis RE3]]'', she single handedly defeats the eponymous Nemesis, whose one of the strongest and near [[ImplacableMan unkillable]] monsters in the franchise. In ''[=RE5=]'' Jill becomes BrainwashedAndCrazy, being able to do similar moves to Wesker (i.e easily overpower Chris), and it takes the combined efforts of both Chris and Sheva just to incapacitate her. What's more, Jill's body developed antibodies to TheVirus thanks to the previous games making Jill the only character (aside from Sherry Birkin) who becomes a bio-weapon [[PowerUpgradingDeformation without becoming monstrous as well]].

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* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'':
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In ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'', a world that consists of [[ActionSurvivor survivors]] and [[CharlesAtlasSuperPower [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower trained agents]], [[BigBad Albert Wesker]] stands [[SuperPowerLottery [[SuperpowerLottery above the rest of the cast]] cast]], being a literal superhuman (due to thanks to taking the [[SuperSerum prototype virus]]) possessing explicit SuperStrength, SuperSpeed, and NighInvulnerability. TheHero Chris Redfield gets [[CurbStompBattle absolutely trounced]] the first two time times he faces the enhanced Wesker in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica Code Code: Veronica]]'' and Chris has to rigorously bulk up like crazy just to be somewhat equal to Wesker in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 RE5]]''. Though despite the HeroicBuild, Wesker is still just ''too strong'' to beat in a straight fight, leading to Chris and Sheva having to [[WorfHadTheFlu weaken Wesker]] with an injection just to stand a chance in the FinalBattle. At this point in the story, Wesker wasn’t classified as human anymore, [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and it took dumping Wesker [[NoKillLikeOverkill into a volcano and then shooting him with two RPGs]] to actually finish him off fro for good]].
** The two other candidates for this trope in ''Resident Evil'' are [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil1 Chris Redfield Redfield]] and [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 Leon Scott Kennedy Kennedy]] as they both display superhuman feats that put them far above other characters. Chris's biggest claim to fame is through sheer CharlesAtlasSuperpower, CharlesAtlasSuperpower: he was strong enough to dislodge [[MemeticMutation a goddamn boulder]] ''by punching it'', which would make him the strongest man, if Mr Mr. Kennedy or the aforementioned Wesker, didn't exist. Leon, for his part part, went all OneManArmy on TheIlluminati in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 RE4]]'', killed multiple [[MonstrousHumanoid Tyrants]], held open the jaws of mutated shark, and was able to stagger the mutated BigBad of ''Anime/ResidentEvilVendetta'' with a single kick. When Chris and Leon fight in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil6 RE6]]'', ''they're completely equal'' in close quarters combat, forcing them to draw guns on each other. Debates as to who's actually stronger still continue to this day.
** Jake Muller (Wesker's son) in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil6 RE6]]'' is similarly superhuman and ''may'' be even stronger than Chris and Leon given he was able to [[MegatonPunch punch out]] the [[ImplacableMan Ustanak]] in the FinalBattle, though Jake still wasn't quite strong enough to finish off Ustanak without Sherry [[AttackItsWeakPoint helping him out]]. Whereas Comparatively, Chris and Leon have achieved similar or greater feats without any assistance at all.
** Strongest The strongest woman in ''Resident Evil'' is (somewhat) easier to answer as despite answer. Despite almost all the main females knowing SheFu, it's [[ActionGirl Jill Valentine]] in particular who rises to the top with the amount she's accomplished. In ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis RE3]]'', she single handedly defeats the eponymous Nemesis, whose who is one of the strongest and near [[ImplacableMan unkillable]] monsters in the franchise. In ''[=RE5=]'' Jill becomes BrainwashedAndCrazy, being able to do similar moves to Wesker (i.e e. easily overpower Chris), and it takes the combined efforts of both Chris and Sheva just to incapacitate her. What's more, Jill's body developed antibodies to TheVirus thanks to the previous games making Jill the only character (aside from [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 Sherry Birkin) Birkin]] and [[VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheDarksideChronicles Manuela Hidalgo]]) who becomes a bio-weapon [[PowerUpgradingDeformation without becoming monstrous as well]].


** Vergil, Sparda's first son, seeks to become the world strongest man/demon by gaining [[CoolSword the power]] of his father ''through any means necessary'', but already begins. At the start of ''[[VideoGame/DevilMayCry3DantesAwakening DMC3]]'' he [[EstablishingCharacterMoment proves his strength]] by effortlessly killing the mini-boss that was giving Dante a challenge then he [[CurbStompBattle wrecks]] his younger brother in a duel. However when Dante unlocks his [[SuperMode Devil Trigger]], he manages to match Vergil then defeat him in the FinalBattle, though by then Vergil had acknowledged his bro as a WorthyOpponent. [[spoiler:In ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry5'', he [[LiteralSplitPersonality splits into two beings representing his demon and human sides]] that each gain power that, when they recombine near the end of the game, is enough to let him break even with Dante despite his brother having taken ''many'' [[TookALevelBadass levels in badass]] since their battle in the original ''DMC'' (when Vergil was [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Nelo Angelo]]) that ended with his death.]]

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** Vergil, Sparda's first son, seeks to become the world strongest man/demon by gaining [[CoolSword the power]] of his father ''through any means necessary'', but already begins. begins high up on the food chain. At the start of ''[[VideoGame/DevilMayCry3DantesAwakening DMC3]]'' he [[EstablishingCharacterMoment proves his strength]] by effortlessly killing the mini-boss [[WakeUpCallBoss that was giving Dante a challenge in Mission 2]] and then he [[CurbStompBattle wrecks]] his younger brother in a duel. However when Dante unlocks his [[SuperMode Devil Trigger]], he manages to match fight Vergil then to a stalemate in their rematch and outright defeat him in the FinalBattle, though by then Vergil had acknowledged his bro as a WorthyOpponent. Afterwards, Vergil proceeds to bite off more than he can chew by challenging Mundus following his entrapment in Demon World, figuring he can replicate his father's feat. He ends up [[ReforgedIntoAMinion serving Mundus]] as [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Nelo Angelo]] for his troubles, with his next set of encounters with Dante more or less echoing the events of ''3'' (clear advantage in their first duel, only to be soundly defeated the next two times). [[spoiler:In ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry5'', he [[LiteralSplitPersonality splits into two beings representing his demon and human sides]] that each gain power that, when they recombine near the end of the game, is enough to let him break even with Dante despite his brother having taken ''many'' [[TookALevelBadass levels in badass]] since their battle in the original ''DMC'' (when Vergil was [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Nelo Angelo]]) that ended with his death.]]



* The ''[[Franchise/MetalGear Metal Gear]]'' series gives us two strong contenders for the setting: [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance Senator Steven Armstrong]] and [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain The Man On Fire]]. The former is a [[ActionPolitician presidential hopeful]] SocialDarwinist head of [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Desperado]] who turns out to be [[LightningBruiser far]] [[{{Determinator}} more]] [[UnskilledButStrong dangerous]] than [[QuirkyMinibossSquad all of his cyborg subordinates]] and the [[HumongousMecha Metal Gear]] he rode in on. The latter is a NighInvulnerable [[ThePowerOfHate hate-fueled]] engine of destruction [[TheJuggernaut that will power through everything in his way]] just to get at Big Boss [[spoiler:and it's telling that [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater Volgin]] came back from the grave (with Psycho Mantis' help) to do just that]].
** [[spoiler: Since Raiden beat Armstrong at end of ''Revengeance'', he's likely strongest man in Metal Gear, or WorldsBestWarrior at the very least]].

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* The ''[[Franchise/MetalGear Metal Gear]]'' series gives us two strong contenders for the setting: [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance Senator Steven Armstrong]] and [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain The Man On Fire]]. on Fire]].
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The former is a [[ActionPolitician presidential hopeful]] SocialDarwinist head of [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Desperado]] who turns out to be [[LightningBruiser far]] [[{{Determinator}} more]] [[UnskilledButStrong dangerous]] than [[QuirkyMinibossSquad all of his cyborg subordinates]] and the [[HumongousMecha Metal Gear]] he rode in on. [[spoiler:The Jetstream DLC shows that Jetstream Sam's [[CoolSword Muramasa]], an exquisite [[OlderIsBetter 16th century]] {{katana|SAreJustBetter}} repurposed as a top-grade [[{{Vibroweapon}} HF Blade]], is capable of slicing through the {{nanomachines}} that make Armstrong nigh-unkillable. After inheriting the weapon from Bladewolf, Raiden manages to defeat Armstrong at end of ''Revengeance'', possibly making him the newest title bearer in ''Metal Gear'' (or the WorldsBestWarrior at the very least).]]
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The latter is a NighInvulnerable [[NighInvulnerability nigh-invulnerable]], [[ThePowerOfHate hate-fueled]] engine of destruction [[TheJuggernaut that will power through everything in his way]] just to get at Big Boss [[spoiler:and it's telling that [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater Volgin]] came back from the grave (with Psycho Mantis' help) to do just that]].
** [[spoiler: Since Raiden beat Armstrong at end of ''Revengeance'', he's likely strongest man in Metal Gear, or WorldsBestWarrior at the very least]].
that]].



** Surprisingly [[AwesomeEgo Johnny Cage]] of all people becomes the strongest male kombatant in ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatX MKX]]''. At the start of the game Johnny kicks Scorpion and Sub-Zero’s asses ''[[https://youtu.be/Mq1cPr-WII0?t=223 simultaneously]]'' then defeats the evil undead aforementioned Jax. But that's nothing compared to when Johnny manages to hand the Fallen Elder God Shinnok's ass to him a sliver platter, due to Johnny using ThePowerOfLove to protect Sonya from Shinnok thus unlocking his inner power.
** At the end of [=MKX=] Johnny's daughter Cassie inherits his power and also beats Shinnok (in his OneWingedAngel form after corrupting and absorbing Earthrealm's [[LifeEnergy Jinsei]]) which means Cassie surpasses Sindel as strongest female character.

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** Surprisingly [[AwesomeEgo Johnny Cage]] of all people becomes the strongest male kombatant in by the time of ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatX MKX]]''. At the start of the game game, two years after the end of the previous game, Johnny kicks Scorpion and Sub-Zero’s Sub-Zero's asses ''[[https://youtu.be/Mq1cPr-WII0?t=223 ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq1cPr-WII0#t=3m43s simultaneously]]'' then defeats before defeating the evil undead aforementioned Jax. Jax as an evil undead revenant. But that's nothing compared to when Johnny manages to hand the Fallen Elder God Shinnok's ass to him a sliver platter, due to Johnny using ThePowerOfLove to protect Sonya from Shinnok thus and unlocking [[SuperpowerfulGenetics his inner power.
power]] in the process. Creator/NetherrealmStudios foreshadowed this development in Johnny's ''[=MK9=]'' bio and Arcade Ladder ending, where it's establshed he's descended from an ancient Mediterranean cult that bred warriors with might surpassing that of ordinary mortals--a status he surely lives up to in ''X''.
** At the end of [=MKX=] ''MKX'', Johnny's daughter Cassie inherits his power and also beats Shinnok (in his OneWingedAngel form after corrupting and absorbing Earthrealm's [[LifeEnergy Jinsei]]) which means Cassie surpasses Sindel as Jinsei]]), therefore giving her a stake on the claim of strongest female character.



* In the world of ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', while Akuma, Oro and Gen fight for the position of WorldsBestWarrior, the strongest man in the game (in pure strength) is Zangief who wrestles grizzly bears in his spare time.
** According to Ryu in ''V'', [[VideoGame/StreetFighterV Abigail]] (who is ''the'' largest character in the series) has more physical strength than any of the aforementioned four. Luckily, he's also completely [[UnskilledButStrong devoid of technique]].
** Chun-Li is the self-proclaimed "Strongest Woman in the World": [[BadassBoast "No Man Can Compare!"]] In actual fact R.Mika is more likely the physically strongest woman given she's Zangief's pupil and knows "Muscle Power", though Chunners has more technique and more muscled thighs.

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* In the world of ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', while Akuma, Oro [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Akuma]], [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIII Oro]] and Gen [[VideoGame/StreetFighterI Gen]] fight for the position of WorldsBestWarrior, the strongest man in the game (in terms of pure strength) is Zangief [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Zangief]] who wrestles grizzly bears in the Siberian wilderness in his spare time.
** According to Ryu in ''V'', [[VideoGame/StreetFighterV ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', [[VideoGame/FinalFight Abigail]] (who is ''the'' largest character in the series) has more physical strength than any of the aforementioned four. Luckily, he's also completely [[UnskilledButStrong devoid of technique]].
** Chun-Li [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Chun-Li]] is the self-proclaimed "Strongest Woman in the World": [[BadassBoast "No Man Can Compare!"]] In actual fact R.Mika actuality, [[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha R. Mika]] is more likely the physically strongest woman given she's Zangief's pupil and knows "Muscle Power", Power/Muscle Spirit", though Chunners has more technique and [[AmazonianBeauty more muscled thighs.muscled]] [[ShesGotLegs thighs]].



* In the ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series, the title probably goes to Craig Marduk. In his (non-canon) ending in ''Tekken 5'', he's show performing feats of strength such as grabbing all the ropes on a side of a boxing ring and simultaneously pulling them until they snapped and punching one of the corner posts so hard it bent around his fist. The only characters in the series shown to exceed these feats were either supernatural beings or combat robots built for extreme strength, while Craig is a normal human.
** Heihatch is most powerful mortal man in ''Tekken'', since he doesn’t have any demonic powers or evil spirit controlling him. Yet Heihatchi can still catch a hatchet/bullet with his teeth, survive humongous explosions and even overpower his Devil-Powered son and grandson. [[spoiler: True he was ultimately killed by his son Kazuya but only after he had beat his son '''out''' of his OneWingedAngel form and forced Kazuya to fight normally]].

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title probably goes to Craig Marduk. In his (non-canon) ending in ''Tekken 5'', he's show performing feats of strength such as grabbing all the ropes on a side of a boxing ring and simultaneously pulling them until they snapped and punching one of the corner posts so hard it bent around his fist. One of his intros in ''7'', on the other hand, has him lifting up and ''tossing'' a SUV. The only characters in the series shown to exceed these feats were either supernatural beings or combat robots built for extreme strength, while Craig is a normal human.
** Heihatch is most powerful Another contender for the title of strongest mortal man in ''Tekken'', since he doesn’t have any ''Tekken'' is Heihachi, who lacks the demonic powers or evil spirit controlling him. and/or supernatural sensitivity of the other Mishima family members. Yet Heihatchi Heihachi can still [[Anime/TekkenTheMotionPicture catch a hatchet/bullet with his teeth, teeth]], survive humongous explosions at point-blank range (as well as being flung ''miles'' away and crash-landing into rubble), and even overpower his Devil-Powered Devil-powered son and grandson. [[spoiler: True grandson [[spoiler:and wife]]. [[spoiler:True, he was ultimately killed by his son Kazuya but only after he had beat his son '''out''' of his OneWingedAngel form and forced Kazuya to fight normally]]. normally.]]


* ''Franchise/MortalKombat''
** Originally [[TheHero Liu Kang]] was MK world's strongest man who became champion in every single Mortal Kombat Tournament he fought in, Liu Kang has defeated EvilSorcerer Tsung Shang, the four armed Goro and even punched a hole straight through Show Kahn (see below). Liu Kang being so ridiculously strong also becomes a major issue when he dies and comes back as Quan Chi's undead Revenant. [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/MortalKombat11'' plays it straighter again as Liu Kang becomes the [[PhyiscalGod Fire God]] taking over from Raiden, and deilvers a CurbStompBattle to Kronika the goddess of time who turns out always feared him and Raiden]].
** [[ThatOneBoss Shao Kahn]] The Conqueror is stronger than Raiden, since the only time Raiden's ever beaten him was when amped up by the PowersThatBe. After all, he's managed to stay Emperor for a reason. It's also established that Raiden, as Earthrealm's protector, is at his strongest when on his home turf, which he's usually drawn away from for the final battles of most games. ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception Deception]]'' also implies that Shao Kahn once held a similar title to Raiden, which would account for his power.
** Jax Briggs can be considered the ''physically'' strongest kombatant from Earthrealm, even [[VideoGame/MortalKombatII before]] his [[ArtificialLimbs enhancements]]. He still can't match the inhuman strength of bosses like Shao Kahn due to to their unnatural powers. Not surprisingly, he was Superman's counterpart when [[VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse their worlds collided]].
*** In [=MKX=] Jax even defeats Liu Kang, though it's implied it's was [[ILetYouWin part]] of Quan Chi's plan.
** [[OurBansheesAreLouder Sindel]] is the most powerful female of ''Mortal Kombat'' (particularly for [[LadyOfBlackMagic her magical prowess]], [[BarrierMaiden which completely kept Shao Kahn out of Earthrealm]] until he [[BackFromTheDead revived her]] in ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 MK3]]''), while her [[BodyguardBabes bodyguard]] [[MultiArmedAndDangerous Sheeva]] is the physically strongest. [[spoiler: Sindel in the canon also has the highest body count, since [[HeroKiller she kills]] half the cast in [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 MK9]], albeit only after receiving one ''hell'' of a power-up from Shao Kahn beforehand.]]
** Surprisingly [[AwesomeEgo Johnny Cage]] of all people becomes the strongest male kombatant in [[VideoGame/MortalKombatX MKX]], at the start of the game Johnny kicks Scorpion and Sub-Zero’s asses ''[[https://youtu.be/Mq1cPr-WII0?t=223 simultaneously]]'' then defeats the evil undead aforementioned Jax. But that's nothing compared to when Johnny manages to hand the Fallen Elder God Shinnok's ass to him a sliver platter, due to Johnny using ThePowerOfLove to protect Sonya from Shinnok thus unlocking his inner power.
*** At the end of [=MKX=] Johnny's daughter Cassie inherits his power and also beats Shinnok (in OneWingedAngel form) which means Cassie surpasses Sindel as strongest female character.

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* ''Franchise/MortalKombat''
''Franchise/MortalKombat'':
** Originally [[TheHero Liu Kang]] was MK world's TheVerse's strongest man who became champion man, becoming Champion in every single Mortal Kombat Tournament he fought in, Liu Kang has in. He's defeated the EvilSorcerer Tsung Shang, the four armed Goro four-armed Shokan Goro, and even punched a hole straight through Show Shao Kahn (see below). Liu Kang being so ridiculously strong also becomes ends up becoming a major issue when [[TheHeroDies he dies dies]] at the hands of the [[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance Deadly Alliance]] (Shang Tsung and Quan Chi, who have to resort to trickery and foul play to kill him; the game's intro shows Liu Kang dominating them in a straight fight) and--[[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 in a different timeline]]--is inadvertently killed by Raiden and comes back as one of Quan Chi's undead Revenant. [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/MortalKombat11'' revenants. [[spoiler:''VideoGame/MortalKombat11'' plays it straighter again as Liu Kang becomes the a [[PhyiscalGod Fire God]] taking over from Raiden, via a FusionDance with Raiden and deilvers a CurbStompBattle to Kronika Kronika, the goddess of time who turns out to have always feared him and Raiden]].
Raiden--hence her manipulation of time inevitably [[LetsYouAndHimFight putting the two at odds]] some way or another. In the end, Fire God Liu Kang takes over for Raiden and undoes Kronika's tampering with the sands of time by [[CosmicRetcon wiping the universe's slate clean]].]]
** [[ThatOneBoss [[SNKBoss Shao Kahn]] The the Conqueror is stronger than Raiden, since with the only time Raiden's ever beaten him was when amped up by the PowersThatBe. After all, he's managed to stay Emperor PowersThatBe for a reason. It's also the finale of ''[=MK9=]''--something that the Elder Gods only decided to intervene in at the last minute [[GodzillaThreshold because]] Shao Kahn did not merge the realms he invaded and conquered in accordance with their laws. However, it's established that Raiden, as Earthrealm's protector, is at his strongest when on his home turf, [[DramaPreservingHandicap which he's usually drawn away from for the final battles of most games. games]]. ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception Deception]]'' also implies that Shao Kahn once held a similar title to Raiden, Raiden in Outworld, which would account for his power.
power. In short, he's managed to stay Emperor for good reason, though ''Deception'' threw a major wrench into the works by introducing Onaga, who pulled EvilerThanThou on every other villain up to that point and was the previous Emperor of Outworld until Shao Kahn, then an advisor/subordinate to the Dragon King, backstabbed him. Even so, Shao Kahn would go on to become the winner of [[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon the Battle of Armageddon]] and receive godlike power in the process, [[TheBadGuyWins a result]] that led to Dark Raiden [[FlingALightIntoTheFuture reaching out to his younger self]] ([[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong and setting off the events of the reboot]]) in the first place.
** Jax Briggs can be considered the ''physically'' strongest kombatant from Earthrealm, even [[VideoGame/MortalKombatII before]] his [[ArtificialLimbs enhancements]]. He still can't match the inhuman strength of bosses like Shao Kahn due to to their unnatural powers. Not surprisingly, he was Superman's counterpart when [[VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse their worlds collided]].
***
In [=MKX=] ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'', Jax even defeats Liu Kang, though it's implied it's Liu Kang's loss was [[ILetYouWin part]] part of Quan Chi's plan.plan]].
** [[OurBansheesAreLouder Sindel]] is the most powerful female of ''Mortal Kombat'' (particularly for [[LadyOfBlackMagic her magical prowess]], [[BarrierMaiden which completely kept Shao Kahn out of Earthrealm]] until he [[BackFromTheDead revived her]] in ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 MK3]]''), while her [[BodyguardBabes bodyguard]] [[MultiArmedAndDangerous Sheeva]] is the physically strongest. [[spoiler: Sindel in the canon [[spoiler:Sindel also has the highest body count, count canonically, since [[HeroKiller she kills]] half the cast in [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 MK9]], ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 MK9]]'', albeit only after receiving one ''hell'' of a power-up from Shao Kahn beforehand.]]
beforehand in the form of all the souls housed within Shang Tsung's body.]]
** Surprisingly [[AwesomeEgo Johnny Cage]] of all people becomes the strongest male kombatant in [[VideoGame/MortalKombatX MKX]], at ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatX MKX]]''. At the start of the game Johnny kicks Scorpion and Sub-Zero’s asses ''[[https://youtu.be/Mq1cPr-WII0?t=223 simultaneously]]'' then defeats the evil undead aforementioned Jax. But that's nothing compared to when Johnny manages to hand the Fallen Elder God Shinnok's ass to him a sliver platter, due to Johnny using ThePowerOfLove to protect Sonya from Shinnok thus unlocking his inner power.
*** ** At the end of [=MKX=] Johnny's daughter Cassie inherits his power and also beats Shinnok (in his OneWingedAngel form) form after corrupting and absorbing Earthrealm's [[LifeEnergy Jinsei]]) which means Cassie surpasses Sindel as strongest female character.

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