Odin’s power is considerable in the MCU. In the films, we see an aging king nearing the end of his successful reign since millennia. The Thor films showed us a wizened ruler and father. All the realms respect him and planets fear him. Even the Goddess of Death herself is being contained only by his power, the mysterious Odin-force. Entire realm call him ‘The Allfather”. While this is a testament to his might that precedes him, it is nowhere near the feats of power he has shown in the comic book history.
Thor and his brother, Loki are two powerful gods who have bested many of the very best of villains. Thor has held his own against fiends like Thanos, Malekith, Surtur, the Celestials, and many more. He has defeated powerful beings like Ultron, Captain America, Silver Surfer and so many more. Thor is blessed by the Odinforce and is the God of Thunder. And he also leads the armies of Asgard in major battles. All the realms fear him. Loki is a major God in his own right and has gone toe to toe with many powerful beings. Silver Surfer, the X-Men, Doctor Strange, and even Thor. While both of them have no issues in dealing with mere mortals, they do face their issues with cosmic ones, often just winning.
Both of their powers are gifted to them by Odin. Frigga and Eldred helped in Loki’s case. Here are a few instances of Odin’s power that drives the point home as to how powerful he really is. Not just compared to Thor and Loki, but most of the Marvel Universe.
Here is the Allfather
Odin’s battle with Infinity
During Odin’s battle with Infinity, there is so much collective power that it causes entire planets to crumble and galaxies to tear apart. The entire cataclysm even puts Earth in danger from a whole other realm.
Odin stopping time itself
The Allfather just casually manifested into Earth and just stopped the time of the entire planet to save it.
Odin tearing apart a mountain
Even though it was the magical sword Gungnir, it still needed more than just godly strength to cleave apart an entire mountain on another planet.
The Allfather headbutting Galactus
Though no one won the fight, this is a testament to his power. He can stand up on his own against the World Devourer.
Just casually slapping Thanos around.
He stood up to the Mad Titan and stopped him. It is no ordinary feat to win over one of the deadliest beings in the universe with an immovable will. Thanos was defeated each time they fought. And Thor loses to Thanos in 9/10 of fights.
Was not moved by Thanos and Silver Surfer
The collective energy of Thanos and the Silver Surfer didn’t even flinch Odin.
Just absorbed Surtur
In one of the numerous fights with Surtur, Odin decides to stop him by just absorbing his life force and locking it within himself.
His fights shake the realms
In another fight with Surtur, Odin and his clashes shake the entire nine realms.
Getting the Odinforce was no ordinary feat
Odin getting the Odinforce changed him completely. The undertaking of the power required the strongest of will and power. It even required the sacrifice of his brothers, Vili and Ve. Acquiring the Odinforce granted him mystical powers that were untapped. But it also gave him cosmic powers, adding to his already Godly powers. The Odinforce granted him access to an untold wealth of powers. With it, he can grant powers to others (making Jane Foster a God), time travel, manifest, destroy an entire universe at will, and much more.
These and many more moments are a testament to the power of Odin. And how the MCU version of him shouldn’t be taken as his prime version. He is much much more powerful than his sons, Thor and Loki.