10 Biggest Marvel Characters, Ranked By Size – Screen Rant

From Galactus and Ego to Eternity, Surtur, and more, discover the biggest physical Marvel comic book characters on record.
As every avid comic book reader knows, size matters. The bigger a character is in physical stature, the more power they tend to wield in any given scenario. In the case of Marvel Comics, most of the largest canonical characters tend to be villains, presenting the brand's beloved superhero protagonists with a wealth of grueling challenges that put their inherent strengths and abilities to the test.
From relatively unknown characters to all-time iconic ones, the most massive Marvel titans tend to tower over their foes by using cosmic power with very specific functions, skills, motives, and a lot more.
Clocking in at 28 feet 9 inches and 18.2 tons under his blue and purple armor, Galactus is one of Marvel's most infamous giants. While his size and weight can vary, his reputation for being a gargantuan supervillain has not since making his debut in Fantastic Four #48 in 1966.
Created by Jack Kirby, Galactus fuels his massive size and stature by draining entire planets of their energy and has no moral regard for the intergalactic consequences. Rather than out-muscle his foes with their gigantic size, Galactus tends to wield psionic cosmic energy for attacks. Predating the Big Bang, Galactus took billions of years of evolution to become one of the most titanic Marvel characters on record.
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Fin Fang Foom is a villainous extraterrestrial dragon that first made its appearance in Strange Tales #9 in 1961. With over 80 Marvel comic appearances since, the hulking beast measures 32 feet tall, including a 12-foot tail that it uses to smash enemies to smithereens.
Despite its massive stature, Foom can sly at supersonic speeds, spit deadly acid from its mouth, regenerate itself extremely fast, and use telepathic skills to shape-shift into smaller and larger entities. Ranked by IGN as one of Marvel's 100 best villains, Foom used its immense size and skills to become part of Iron Man's villainous comic book rogues gallery later in his arc.
Akin to Marvel's Godzilla, Giganto lives up to its namesake by measuring 60 feet tall. Also created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the giant lizard-like beast first appeared in Fantastic Four #1 after Deviant scientists created it to invade Monster Island on behalf of Kro.
Whether controlled by Mole Man or acting independently, Giganto can dig underground, breathe underwater, shoot water from its blowhole, and avoid bodily injury due to its strength and endurance. Alas, the immense size of Giganto makes him quite slow in combat as proven when facing the nimble Human Torch. Even Hercules required an enormous chain to try to capture Giganto, which did not work due to the beast's ungraspable scale.
Created by Jim Owsley and Mark Bright, Chiantang made its Marvel debut in Power Man and Iron Fist #118 in 1985. Also known as The Black Dragon, Chiantang clocks in at roughly 100 feet tall and weighs 635 tons, and shares Fin Fang Foom's shape-shifting abilities. The lethal flying monster is so giant that it can really only be defeated with the sacred Dragonslayer sword.
Driven to avenge his fallen sister, Black Dragon fought against the city of K'un-Lun and used his humongous stature to breathe deadly fire, project pulsing energy rays, and rapidly regenerate from any wound, including decapitation. Alas, like most mammoth Marvel characters, Black Dragon is quite slow during combat, which is one of the reasons why Chiantang often assumes a human form.
Making its first appearance in Marvel's Tales to Astonish #9 in 1960, the underrated and obscure Marvel villain Droom was a typical lizard that had accidentally knocked over a vial of experimental growth serum that splashed on him. As a result, the reptilian monster sprouted to 164 feet tall and 20 tons in weight.
The big baddie continued to grow to the size of mountains until the U.S. military failed to stop it, promoting the likes of the Hulk, The Beast, and The Thing to jointly bring it down. With the power to lift 100 tons and possessing superhuman durability, Droom's titanic size leaves him vulnerable to speed and agility.
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Surtur is a deadly demon comprised of living fire and was first introduced in Marvel's Journey Into Mystery #97. Standing at 1,000 feet tall, the baleful behemoth is one of the biggest and most formidable entities in the Nine Realms.
Derived from the eternal flames of the extra-dimensional realm of Muspelheim, Surtur wields a mighty Twilight Sword that it uses to take on Odin and Thor in Ragnarok. Unlike many of Marvel's largest characters, Surtur is much faster than his size would indicate. Between its size, speed, superhuman strength, and telekinetic cosmic energy manipulation, Surtur is nearly immortal if not invincible.
Created by Jack Kirby, The Celestials first appeared in Eternals #2 in 1976. Including the almighty Exitar the Executioner (who first appeared in Thor #387 in 1988), The Celestials stood over 2,000 feet tall on average, doubling the size of the demonic fire giant Surtur.
Created by the First Firmament as the first beings alive, the Celestials use cosmic energy to easily raze planets and suck their energy to refuel their own power sources. While no one has seen what The Celestials look like under their hulking suits of armor, nobody can refute their astronomical size and stature as some of the most powerful intergalactic entities in Marvel canon.
Created by Seth Fisher and Zeb Wells, Apocalypse Beast made its Marvel debut in Fantastic Four & Iron Man: Big in Japan Volume #3 in 2006. Despite its lack of intelligence and fighting skills, the ridiculous monster stands 15,840 feet tall and weighs over 1.8 billion tons.
The cartoonish mutation stormed Earth after entering a dimensional rift but was returned to space when Reed Richards launched him from Monster Island. Armed with claws, a face on its chest, eyes on its elbows, and a strange tongue with teeth, Apocalypse Beast is so big that human beings can entire the pores of their skin and attack from within.
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Egros aka Ego The Living Planet first appeared in Thor #132 in 166. Eclipsing all the aforesaid Marvel characters in size, scale, and scope, Ego has a diameter of 4,165 miles and uses its immense size to become one of the mightiest Thor comic villains. The character appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to give Star-Lord and his crew an awfully tough time.
The cosmic heavyweight hails from the Black Galaxy and, despite his attempts to become an Elder of the Universe, was eventually possessed by Dormammu in the Dark Dimension. Regardless of Ego's fate, the sheer size, scale, and scope of the celestial body easily make it one of Marvel's most massive characters to date.
Collectively known as The Abstract Entities, Infinity and Eternity are so massive that they defy measurement. Said to be the size of infinity, Eternity made its Marvel debut in Strange Tales #138 in 1965, and Infinity made their in Thor #184 in 1971. However, they often work together in subsequent storylines to take on the First Firmament.
Representing the abstract existential and philosophic concepts like Death, Oblivion, Eternity, and Infinity, The Abstract Entities are so universally expansive that their size and weight are astronomically incalculable, making them the largest looming Marvel titans on record that transcend mere mortals into the metaphysical realm.
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A Senior List Writer covering a wide array of topics who has been with Screen Rant since September of 2019, Jake Dee has written movie news and reviews since 2008, working primarily with OMG Horror (IGN), JoBlo.com, and Arrow in the Head as a freelance reporter based in Los Angeles. A hopeless cinephile, social media Luddite, certified Nic Cage doppelganger, and a big Weekend At Bernie’s fan, Jake can often be found tucked away in a dark corner watching an old horror movie. Born and raised in California, Jake has a Bachelor’s Degree in Film & Digital Media from the University of California Santa Cruz with an emphasis on theory and criticism, is the author of several “WTF Happened To This Movie” and “WTF Really Happened To This Movie” videos on YouTube, and has covered everything in the entertainment industry from set visits, studio luncheons, and red carpet interviews to wrap parties, movie premieres, private screenings, talent interviews, and more.


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