Some mutants are genetically endowed with God-like abilities. Others' powers can almost be described as simple party tricks. Therefore, classifications were created in order to separate mutants by power level.
While the Omega level is reserved for those few mutants whose powers reach God-like status, Alpha level is the next most powerful designation. There are dozens of mutants within this class, both heroes and villains.
X-Men fans love debating who is the most powerful.
With that being said, here are the top ten most powerful Alpha-level mutants.
10 Sebastian Shaw
Leader of a New York secret society called the Hellfire Club, Shaw is a force to be reckoned with. His power is a unique one in the X-Men mythos. Shaw absorbs kinetic and thermal energy, becoming stronger the harder he gets hit.
At times, these powers have had a limit on how much energy he can absorb. At other points, he can absorb insane amounts of energy.
While he's far from unstoppable, Shaw's powers make him quite the opponent. Any head-on physical contact simply enhances his strength. Therefore, in order to defeat him, you have to be very creative.
Most people are aware that Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are the children of Magneto (or at least used to be for several years). What many people are unaware of is his third child, Polaris.
A longstanding member of the X-Men, Polaris has the ability to control magnetic fields, much like her father. Interestingly enough, her abilities go a bit deeper, allowing her to perceive magnetic and electrical patterns all around her.
Although not quite at her father's level, Polaris is incredibly strong. She's one X-Man you should try to avoid battling at all costs.
One of the X-Men's longest running leaders, Scott Summers has always been a fan favorite. Although his decisions have at times been morally questionable, Scott tries his best to be a great leader.
Scotts emits "optic blasts" from his eyes. These beams have a devastating effect. At their full power, his optic blasts have torn a hole straight through a mountain. As a result, he must use his optic visor to avoid eviscerating everything Cyclops looks at.
With such incredible power, the Marvel universe is lucky Cyclops turned out to be an upstanding hero.
A Japanese mutant with extraordinary abilities, Shiro Yoshida doesn't exactly work well with others. Hence his stint with the X-Men lasted only one mission. Looking at his power set, it doesn't seem like he needs teammates.
Sunfire absorbs solar energy, redistributing it in the form of fire and plasma. At his highest temperature, Yoshida can reach 1,000,000 degrees, melting everything within close proximity.
With the upper limit of his powers being so overpowered, it is not hard to justify Sunfire's spot on this list.
Marvel's very own Aquaman, Namor is the king of Atlantis. Debuting in 1939, he is the first mutant the comic book publisher ever created. Because of his rich history, he has been a staple of the Marvel universe ever since.
In addition to his underwater abilities, Namor has superhuman strength, agility, durability, flight, speed, and longevity. His power levels are off the charts. For example, he is able to go blow for blow with the Hulk without coming out looking like a pancake.
Few beings in all of Marvel lore have the strength of the Sub-Mariner. Because of this, we expect to see him in the upcoming slate of MCU films.
Debuting in 2013, Tempus is by far the newest mutant in this list. Don't let that fool you though, there are few who can outmatch her.
A mutant out of Australia, Eva Bell has the power to manipulate time. She can freeze time, or travel across it inside one of her temporal bubbles.
This may make her seem like the obvious choice for the most powerful mutant, but Eva's powers come with a catch. She can't control them. Time and time again she's lost herself within the time stream. With a little more practice, maybe she can move up a few spots on this list.
Ororo Munroe is everyone's favorite African queen. She was a member of the most popular team of X-Men that debuted in 1975 alongside Nightcrawler, Wolverine and Colossus.
Her power to control the weather has made Storm one of the most powerful mutants on the planet. Lightning, tornadoes, powerful winds, blizzards, hurricanes, and many other meteorological events are all under her control. As a result, Storm has gone toe to toe with some of the fiercest beings in Marvel comics.
The only thing holding Storm back from total domination is her emotions. They tend to have a negative effect on her powers and can be hard to control at times.
A former acolyte of the mutant Apocalypse, Exodus contains immense power. Originally a member of the crusades, Bennet du Paris stubbled across Apocalypse who catalyzed Bennet's latent mutant genes.
Exodus has a variety of powerful abilities, including telepathy, telekinesis, teleportation and superhuman durability among others. These powers have allowed him to defeat multiple teams of X-Men.
His powers are not limited to offensive however, as he has been known to heal and even resurrect those who have fallen in battle. In the mutant world, there are only two Alpha-levels who are stronger.
The master of magnetism. Magneto is the X-Men villains to end all X-Men villains. With his power, he has been able to defeat scores of X-Men, Avengers, and other groups of super-humans single-handedly.
Magneto's ability to manipulate magnetic fields has various applications. For starters, he can control metal objects at will. He has moved entire buildings, a nuclear submarine and even large asteroids.
This super villain's limits are only bound by his will and creativity. It's no wonder that he has become the X-Men's arch nemesis.
An ancient villain with prophetic origins, Apocalypse is the definitive number one. His reign of terror in the Marvel universe has brought all of its greatest heroes to their knees. Only with the combined might of many has he ever been truly defeated.
This God-like mutant has a long list of abilities. In addition, he further augmented his strength using ancient Celestial technology he found crashed on Earth. Apocalypse has full control over the molecular makeup of his body. This allows him to change his size and appearance, or even mold his limbs into different weapons.
Apocalypse's additional powers include technopathy, super strength, invulnerability, teleportation, energy projection, and telekinesis. While he is not quite Omega level, mainly due to depending on Celestial technology, there are few who dare get in his way.