Superhero characters are thrown into the most grandiose situations. Whether the heroes of the Marvel Universe are facing the end of all reality itself or the Justice League is facing the might of Darkseid and Apokolips, there is no shortage of extraordinary situations your favorite characters can find themselves in. These characters, no matter which universe they hail from, have proven their stripes many times over. They have shown that they are the bravest, the greatest and the most heroic. No matter how dire the situation, they rise up — and sometimes that can lead to shocking results.
These great and dangerous circumstances, for good or ill, have led to some of the greatest superheroes in the world taking on even more power, and even bigger responsibilities. Thanks to things that were completely out of their control, the biggest characters in both the Marvel and DC Universe were, at one point or another, turned into living cosmic gods, on top of the power they usually possess. Some of these transformations lasted a while, while others were only temporary. But it doesn’t change the fact that the following superheroes truly became forces of the cosmos.
15. DOCTOR STRANGE
Doctor Strange is already the Sorcerer Supreme, a very powerful mage in the Marvel Universe. How much more powerful could he become? A whole lot really, and it came when he barely had anything else. In the recent pages of the Doctor Strange comic series, Stephen Strange lost the mantle of Sorcerer Supreme, the Sanctum Sanctorum and his Cloak of Levitation to Loki, Asgardian God of Mischief.
Not without a few tricks left in his bag, Stephen devised a plan to try and reclaim what was once his. He broke into Asgard and found his way to the roots of Yggdrasil, the World Tree. There, Stephen made an offering that was accepted, and the Wold Tree infused him with so much magic that Strange became a living God of Magic.