It is kind of odd isn’t it? The Marvel Cinematic Universe has introduced dozens of new superheroes over the years. Considering they are trying to make as much money as possible, they would have gone with the heavy hitters first. Thor, captain Marvel, Black Panther, and Iron man may be popular. But they are far from being the strongest superhero in the MCU. As a matter of fact, the strongest, most exceedingly overpowered Marvel superhero is yet to rear his head in the movies. Will he ever make an appearance?
It is easy to assume we are talking about heroes like the Silver Surfer, Nate Grey, or the Sentry. we are talking about none of those characters. The Marvel Superhero who is truly overpowered in every way is someone far too close to home than you would think.
We are talking about Franklin Richards, son of Reed Richards and Sue Storm of the Fantastic Four!!
Franklin Richards – A God Of Multiversal Proportions
The Fantastic Four came into being when the the four members of the team were bombarded with intense amounts of cosmic radiation in outer space. There was so much energy still left in their bodies that when Sue became pregnant with reed’s child, the child was radiating Godlike energy right from his mother’s womb. reed Richards had to steal Annihilus’ Cosmic Control Rod to keep Franklin’s powers in check while Sue was giving birth to him.
Franklin is a mutant with an X-Gene that was activated before even he learnt to walk. He once created a pocket universe because he was bored. And that was before he even learnt to form basic sentences in English. His Omega Level mutant abilities were activated since birth. His powers became so great that his father was forced to put him under a coma so that Franklin does not accidentally destroy the universe in a future fit of rage.
One final testament to his abilities is that even the Celestials classify him on a power level much higher than their own. They have deemed Franklin Richards a “Universal Shaper & Universal Constant”. as a Universal Shaper, Franklin controls all reality of all universes. he can change it as he sees fit and no one can ever stop him. As a Universal Constant, Franklin Richards cannot be killed. His existence is tied to the universe. Just like Galactus, killing him would mean the entire Universe is subject to major cosmic imbalance and implodes.
One more thing, in the future, Franklin Richards becomes so powerful he makes Galactus his personal herald.
Will Franklin Richards Ever Be Seen In MCU?
Marvel says the Fantastic Four will “soon” be in the MCU. But time as we all know from Nolan movies, is relative. Their “soon” may be 10 years while we would be thinking three months. For the MCU to become vast and diverse enough to fathom a power like Franklin Richards, some necessary changes need to be made. The stakes have to raised higher and Marvel studios must go truly cosmic. Only then introducing Franklin Richards would make any semblance of sense.
For now, Marvel seems to be fixated on having a few grounded story arcs. A majority of the movies and shows are happening on Earth. Loki may have created a chain reaction that could end up catalyzing things – a step in the right direction. Even Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, has claimed Marvel is planning to take things to the Final Frontier.
Let’s see if the son of Marvel’s First Family makes it to the big screens. Because if he does, ladies and gentlemen, things are going to very, very interesting indeed.