MCU Fans Made an Electric Discovery About Captain Marvel’s Powers
Arguments still exist in the MCU about whether Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) is the most powerful of all The Avengers. A few fans continually speak out against this when lining up every character in Marvel history. Thanos (Josh Brolin) was previously thought of as the most powerful.
With Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers, another discovery of her power was recently noted by fans on social media. For odd reasons, the discussion was downplayed in votes, even if opening the discovery of Danvers having the stunning ability to absorb electricity.
The evidence came in a clip a Reddit user posted, leading to an interesting discussion on how Captain Marvel’s power often gets tucked away. Is there a ploy to not make it obvious?
What scene proves Captain Marvel’s ability to absorb energy?
In the above Reddit clip, the scene where Captain Marvel grabs the Infinity Gauntlet while battling Thanos shows her breaking the circuit when touching the glove. This is a little different from when Tony Stark does the same. Most notable, though, is that when Captain Marvel touches the glove, it seems to ramp up her power.
As such, she was able to give Thanos a run for his money in strength ability. Of course, he still had enough power to overcome her. Nevertheless, seeing Captain Marvel become like an electrical conduit where extra energy empowers her is an interesting MCU observation.
Unfortunately, not everyone is on board with it because it might mean her standing alone in all Avenger abilities. Not every fan seems to want to see Carol Danvers be a superior being, for whatever reason.
Plenty of other evidence for this electrical power exists in other clips and MCU movies where she appears. What makes it strange is the movies never bothered to explain her ability outright.
Other clips where Captain Marvel exhibited energy absorption capabilities
Fans in the above Reddit thread cited numerous other examples where Carol Danvers demonstrated her electrical prowess. More of this was shown when she seemed to absorb the energy from nuclear bomb blasts to increase her power. Plus, when around electrical wires, she caused lights to flicker.
A lot of viewers noticed these powers while never discussing it much online, only because the film never mentions anything out loud. Maybe there was a good reason since Carol Danvers never seemed to understand her own powerful abilities.
Now fans wonder if Captain Marvel 2 will delve more into these powers, assuming she finally becomes the focus of the film rather than letting a male Avenger fill in.
Regardless of her powers, it never stops arguing over whether she really is the most powerful, or still a little under fellow Avengers.
Where should Captain Marvel rank in power ability?
Ranking where Captain Marvel should go in terms of power ability is still a point of contention in the MCU fan community. If some might argue ignoring her electrical powers is a typical sign of what women characters have to go through, many male fans acknowledge her abilities.
Last year, on Marvel.com, Walt Hickey wrote an editorial summing up Captain Marvel’s powers. He even drew up a chart to show her power in comparative terms with Iron Man and Black Panther. Based on this chart, it shows Carol Danvers still underestimates her own abilities.
In the realms of durability and energy, she outdoes most of her fellow Avengers. Maybe this chagrins some fans, yet seeing the evidence in a chart makes it harder to argue.
Now everyone has to wait to see these powers finally addressed in Captain Marvel 2. Outside many mentioning this privately, seeing Carol Danvers’ skills and intelligence acknowledged in an actual MCU film will finally bring the long-overdue respect to women superheroes.