Where does Spider-Man’s strength rank?

We see Spider-Man do some pretty string stuff. Like holding an unknown proportion of that boat together (his webs held most of it) and catching that boarding tunnel at the airport.

But where does his strength rank amongst the other heroes?

He’s clearly stronger than people like captain America and Bucky given how he effortlessly caught Bucky’s arm.

Spider-Man does get thrown around by Thanos but is strong enough to stun/irritate him with blows.

With this in mind I suspect Peter is somewhere between super soldier serum and hulk/thanos/Thor. Probably nearer the latter?

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  1. Nscope90 on June 8, 2024 at 3:28 pm

    Spiderman is unbeatable in terms of emotional strength

  2. feetandballs on June 8, 2024 at 3:28 pm

    Stronger than Justin Hammer, weaker than Thanos. Hope that clears things up.

  3. freshbananabeard on June 8, 2024 at 3:28 pm

    He’s massively strong and fast. I’ve heard it explained that Spider-Man is stronger than anyone that’s faster than him, and faster than anyone who’s stronger than him. That plus his superior intelligence and spider sense, he’s damn near the apex superhuman.

    They consistently do a very poor job of conveying his strength across movies/television and even some games.

    Of course, this is all predicated on who’s writing the story and what the plot calls for.

  4. Estella_Osoka on June 8, 2024 at 3:28 pm

    In the comics, he could lift between10-25 tons.

  5. Material_Prize_6157 on June 8, 2024 at 3:28 pm

    I mean I think the point is his strength is like a spiders and they can carry things multiple times they’re body weight. So I would say he’s not god level strong like Thor but he has to be one of the strongest humans by far.

  6. ImLikeReallyStoned on June 8, 2024 at 3:28 pm

    Well, going off of calculations by the YouTuber ‘Imaginary Axis’, he can lift about 127 tonnes, and going off of my own observations, the Staten Island Ferry that Peter holds together is an actual ferry, and, according to a quick google search on [nytimes](https://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/19/nyregion/staten-island-via-wisconsin-) the ferry weighs 3000 tonnes. And, considering that it had at least 20 cars on board, we can assume a 3020 tonne weight at the lowest, and Peter held it together for like 3 seconds. Taking away the webs he used for stability, which likely distributed a decent amount of force, I think a safe assumption would be 1500 or so.

  7. ConnFlab on June 8, 2024 at 3:28 pm

    Double digit ton range. At least ten tons but I would say no more than 30-40.

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  9. No-Attention9838 on June 8, 2024 at 3:28 pm

    A long time ago I had this marvel reference book that broke down a lot of this kinda stuff. One of the things that stuck with me was the top strength tier was / is “class 100,” meaning the hero could lift at least a hundred tons. Thor, hulk, magneto with his powers (without he maxed at like 125lbs) all qualified. I believe spiderman maxed out at like twelve tons.

  10. Emragoolio on June 8, 2024 at 3:28 pm

    Back in the day, he was fourth in line behind Hulk, Thor and the Thing…in that order, in terms of “natural” strength (doesn’t include iron man and other tech enhanced folks).

    Now, according to one list…he’s 25th, behind…

    Hulk, Thor, Sentry, Blue Marvel, Hyperion, Hercules, Black Bolt, Gladiator, Wonder-Man, the Thing, Nova, Namor, Rogue, Captain Marvel, Colossus, Giant Man, Iron Man, Sasquatch, Groot, Captain Avalon, America Chavez, Vision, Drax, Luke Cage, then Spiderman.

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