The Man of Steel, aka Superman, aka Clark Kent, aka Kal-El, is the last son of Krypton and is one of the most powerful characters in the DC universe. He can travel faster than the speed of light, can move a planet, and has even destroyed a solar system with a sneeze. Superman has got many movies and TV shows under his belt and is one of the most popular superheroes in the whole DC universe. But many fans haven’t realized this that there are many other powerful characters as well in the comics that can destroy him. Here is a list:
Doctor John Osterman, a nuclear physicist was a really humble, kind human being who was one day locked in the intrinsic chamber, where he died in a matter of seconds. Some days later he started reappearing. First as a nervous system, then as a skeletal body and then as muscle structure. He now is an all-powerful cosmic being, who is far beyond the space-time concept. He can be at many places at once and can be from one place to another in an iota of a second. Dude is unkillable. He can talk to all telepathically and is no match for Superman.
J’onn J’ones is apparently the last surviving green Martian who witnessed the death of not only his family but his entire kind. He has Super strength, can fly, go intangible, can perform telekinesis, has regenerative abilities, has 9 senses, Martian vision, can manipulate mass etc. He is really powerful and can give tough time to the Man of Steel.
Spectre is the third most powerful character in DC after The Presence and Lucifer Morningstar. His purpose is to unleash Presence’s wrath upon the people who sin. He derives powers from The Presence himself. Previously an angel, he needs a host body in order to fulfill God’s wishes. The hosts are the dead individuals and currently, Jim Corrigan is the carnation of Spectre. He can easily take down the Man of Steel in seconds if this ever happens.
Michael Demiurgos is another immortal character from DC comics who has the powers to do anything and become anything. He has the powers similar to Spectre along with powers that include sonic cry, acidic blood, ability to communicate with animals. He is almost equal to the third most powerful character of the DC universe and is really unutilized.
Lucifer Morningstar is the second most powerful character of DC only after The Presence. He can be called as the Marvel’s version of the Living Tribunal in terms of power. He has powers that include cosmic awareness, invisibility, super speed, super strength, telekinesis, dimensional manipulation, and much more. This guy can easily take down Superman in seconds if they ever go to a battle.
The almighty and the most powerful being of DC comics who can be called as DC’s version of Marvel’s The One Above All. He has the powers that are no match for any other entity. Presence has the powers “whatever you can think of” and he is immortal. He is all-powerful, can be anything and can be anywhere he wants. The guy is unmatchable in strength and can destroy anyone and anything in the DC universe.
It is the powerful supercomputer from 853rd century. This man-made tyrant sun created itself to infect 20th century machinery through a techno-evil virus. Superman is a baby in front of this sentient star. He had to call in reinforcements from Justice League Legion, Justice League to defeat him.
He is the God of Gods who has accumulated insane powers that Superman can only dream of. Well, to put things in perspective, he is more powerful than Odin or Zeus. He can fly, teleport, emit energy blasts with his bare hands or eyes. He can cause massive shockwaves just by walking.
Shazam is literally another version of Superman but with magic powers. The Man Of Steel may have the immense strength and speed but he too is not immune to magical powers. Shazam has also been known to be a bit more powerful in speed and strength than Superman so the hero already suffered strategically. Shazam has also sucker punched Superman in a previous fight, knocking the hero out cold. A feat that few could boast about.
Trigon is an interdimensional demon who has enslaved countless worlds. He is the father of Teen Titan, Raven and many other powerful demons. Trigon has been in existence since the beginning of the universe and has powers that are not even matched by the Man of Steel. He can manipulate reality and transmute matter, can open wormholes, grow bigger/smaller in size. Yet, he has never made a debut in any movie or TV series and since New 52, his whereabouts are a mystery.
Larfleeze is a crazy alien and is the sole bearer of Orage Lantern Ring. You must be thinking what does this Orange Lantern mean exactly… The Orange Lantern Ring gives the might of whole Lantern corps. With that in his hand, he can easily dominate all the Green Lanterns, in fact, his ring is 100,000 times more powerful than a normal Green Lantern ring which enough to take down a superhero as powerful as Superman.
Doctor Fate is one of the most powerful sorcerers in the DC universe and is the founding member of Justice Society of America. Only a few (like Presence ) can match his power level in the comics. Along with magic, he boasts super strength, invulnerability, telekinesis, telepathy and he can even manipulate lightning. As we all know Superman is vulnerable to magic and Dr. Fate is literally the god of Magic, therefore, taking on Man of Steel in a fight would be easy for him.
Amazo is an android built by mad Professor Ivo. Ivo was a scientist who was obsessed with power and wanted to build something that could not be destroyed and can defeat any adversary it came across. So, he created Amazo who had the powers of all the members of original Justice League that includes Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Green Lantern and Flash. He can even absorb and replicate additional powers and this makes him an unstoppable beast in the comics.
Superboy Prime was originally a good guy in the comics but went insane during the Infinite Crisis. He battled with almost every superhero on the planet and almost took them all out. He has powers that keep him ahead of Superman and many other powerful DC superheroes.
Mister Majestic is just another version of the Man of Steel. He has powers similar to him but on a higher degree. Although their physical strength is similar, he got more powers than Superman. He is faster and has more endurance along with invisibility and telepathy. His heat vision is hundreds of times more powerful than that of Superman as it’s changed the composition of Jupiter once. He last appeared in the comic Team Seven and has not been seen since then.