MCU’s new TV series ‘Loki’ premiered on Disney+ last week, and my god, what a ride it is so far. I mean, who doesn’t like to see our favorite trickster causing trouble? The show takes place during Avengers: Endgame when the god of mischief (possibly from another timeline) disappears with the Tesseract.
This theft messes up with the sacred timeline that was agreed upon by the Time Keepers. ‘Loki’ conveniently introduces TVA (Time Variance Authority), an organization that apprehends Loki for his ‘crimes’ against the timeline. Loki even tries to escape, but even his magical powers were useless inside the TVA.
Then Loki also finds many infinity stones lying about in a desk of a clerk named Casey. It isn’t comforting to see this because those infinity stones could have saved so many lives, but let’s get into that.
“Oh yeah, we’ve actually got a lot of those. Some of the guys use them as paperweights.”Casey
While these instances do tell quite a lot about how powerful TVA is, that doesn’t mean that TVA is the strongest power in the Marvel universe. If they are as strong as they appear, then the agents wouldn’t have had such a hard time dealing with the Variant Loki running amok in various timelines.
It sure might be baffling to see their blatant disregard for infinity stones and Loki not being able to use magic, but it’s not as complicated as you might think. The only reason that magic doesn’t work in TVA is that it exists beyond time and another dimension. So anyone with magic will feel helpless in TVA.
So now the question is, who is the most powerful organization or team in the Marvel Universe? I mean, sure, with the Time Keepers, it will be particularly hard to defeat the TVA as an organization, but will they stand a chance without them?
TVA isn’t the strongest organization in the Marvel universe, considering how variant Loki was able to toy with them so easily. it means that they are weaker than infinity stones without the help of Time Keepers. I have a list of organizations and beings that are stronger than the TVA. The list will include Thanos (with infinity stones), Cosmic beings and entities, and other organizations.
Please keep in mind that the list is not ranked based on strength. I’ve placed them on here randomly. It is also possible that I’ve missed a few names. Let me know if I have. Now, let’s get started.
These are the group of primordial beings that are as old as the universe. Some of them, even older.
1The One Above All
The One Above All is the supreme being that rules over the multiverse—the True King. The reality came into existence through him. He is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent, whose level of power and strength is impossible to comprehend at a human level.
“I am the One Above All. I see through many eyes. I build with many hands. They are themselves, but they are also me. I am all-powerful. My only weapon is love. The mystery intrigues me.”The One Above All
He is the only superior and master to the Living Tribunal. He has many counterparts and has only ever voluntarily appeared before Peter Parker when his aunt was on the verge of death.
Beyonder is the single most powerful being in the multiverse (Please remember that the One above all is the creator of the multiverse, and all came from him). His powers exceed that of the Living Tribunal and Eternity (an abstract entity), and only the One above all surpasses the Beyonder.
“I pretend nothing! I am SUPREME!! In my native realm, I WAS the universe!”Beyonder
He can manipulate reality and is powerful enough to cause multiversal destruction. He once took over the Earth with nothing but a thought. If this is not crazy power, I don’t know what is.
Fun fact: This guy has limitless strength because of his omnipotence.
3The Living Tribunal
Living Tribunal has existed for as long as the universe itself, tasked with protecting the multiverse from an imbalance of mystical forces. Living Tribunal works towards making sure that the power in one universe does not exceed the other. He doesn’t have a counterpart, and only a single Living Tribunal exists in all universes.
“With great power comes great responsibility and little happiness.”Living Tribunal
He usually makes sure that the good and evil are equally balanced out too. When a matter exists only within a single universe, he leaves the judgment to the lesser, abstract entities to take care of it. But when the matter threatens the balance of mystical powers, he interferes and passes his judgment.
Also, a fun fact: He is strong enough to nullify the powers of the infinity stones all at once. Crazy right?
These are the cosmic entities without a material body form, and to interact with other mortal beings, they use bodies called “M-Bodies.” The most well-known Abstract Entities are Death, Entropy, Infinity, and Eternity. They are said to have created the infinity stones.
Eternity is one of the first abstract entities born along with Death, who is the opposite manifestation of Eternity. Where Eternity is life and growth, Death is decay and destruction. Eternity is Nigh-Omnipotent and can manipulate time, energy, space, matter, and reality. In contrast, Death can achieve any desired effect as long as it is within regulated limits.
Infinity is Eternity’s sister, whose counterpart is Oblivion. Just like Eternity, Infinity has an unlimited power to manipulate time, magic, reality, etc. And Entropy is Eternity’s son who personifies the big bang, gravitation, and other cosmic events.
Fun fact: Thanos was in love with Death. *wink*
2Thanos (With Infinity Stones)
This being needs no introduction. Thanos is that purple Titan responsible for the infinity war. Yeah, that anti-hero that even the non-marvel fans know about. He is said to be as strong as Eternity with the infinity stones but not close enough to call equals. It says quite a lot about how strong the abstract entities are.
“Death is with me every second of the day! My every moment is spent in either dealing out death or worshiping it! So tell me, who under the stars is better suited than I to be Death’s consort?”Thanos
We should remember that it took all of the Avengers and infinity stones to defeat Thanos in Endgame.
SHIELD, or The Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division, is also an extra-government counter-terrorism intelligence agency that maintains national and global security. SHIELD was organized to keep America safe from every type of threat.
“The principle SHIELD was founded upon was pure.”
“Protection. One word. Sometimes, to protect one man against himself. Other times, to protect the planet against an alien invasion from another universe. It’s a broad job description.”―Nick Fury and Melinda May
It was founded after the victory of the allied power over the axis and HYDRA in World War II. Skilled agents and advanced weapons of such high grade place them pretty high on the list of powerful and influential world organizations on Earth.
HYDRA was a paramilitary terrorist organization aspiring to take over the world and exude domination. It is said to be formed in ancient times as a cult that worshiped a powerful inhuman named Hive, exiled by other ancient Inhumans.
“HYDRA was founded on the belief that humanity could not be trusted with its own freedom. What we did not realize is that if you try to take that freedom, they resist.”Arnim Zola
Over the years, the cult evolved in many forms, the most recent form being the scientific branch of Nazi Schutzstaffel, after the rise of Nazism in Germany. The Nazi HYDRA worked under the leadership of Johann Schmidt.
5The Masters Of The Mystic Arts
The Masters of the Mystic Arts are sorcerers who are dedicated to protecting the Earth from mystical threats. It was founded thousands of years ago by a sorcerer named “Agamotto.”
“While heroes like the Avengers protect the world from physical dangers, we sorcerers safeguard it against more mystical threats.”Wong
He found ways to create magic spells by drawing power from alternate dimensions. But he also realized that the presence of other dimensions could pose a threat to Earth. Hence Masters of the Mystic Arts came into existence.
I was very conflicted about including SWORD in this list. But then they have advanced technology and weaponry that they use to protect the Earth from extraterrestrial threats. But if they will win in a battle against the TVA, it is a tricky topic to debate on.
Loki is available for streaming of Disney+.
6. About Loki
Loki is an American TV series created by Michael Waldron for Disney+ and Marvel. It is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name and is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with events of the series taking place after Avengers: Endgame.
Tom Hiddleston reprises his role as Loki along side new faces like Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Wunmi Mosaku, Sophia Di Martino, Richard E. Grant, Sasha Lane, Eugene Cordero and Erika Coleman.
After stealing the Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame, Loki is apprehended by the mysterious Time Variance Authority (TVA) and their Time-Keepers. Loki is given a choice between fixing all the timelines he broke with the Tesseract and death at the hands of the TVA.