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Ranking the Worst Superhero Powers in Marvel Comics

Most people would love to have the ability to fly, teleport, or read minds, but the truth is there are plenty of superhero powers that are not worth having. 

Let’s dive into the worst ten superhero powers we could find from Marvel Comics, from the laughable to the downright impractical.

Maggott’s Digestive Detachment


Poor Maggott possesses the unfortunate ability to release two giant slugs from his abdomen, which then function as his digestive system. I know, I wish we were joking. 

While the slugs can consume almost anything, leaving Maggott with a seemingly insatiable appetite, this bizarre power hardly makes for a glamorous or effective crime-fighting tool.

Cypher’s Omnilingualism


Cypher has the ability to understand any language, spoken or written. While this might seem useful in theory, it actually leaves Cypher lacking any combat skills, relegating him to a supporting role in battles.

Eye-Scream’s Ice Cream Generation

Eye Scream

As his name suggests, Eye-Scream can generate any flavor of ice cream from his eyes. Though this power may sound delicious, it offers little in the way of practicality or combat prowess. Who would be scared of a man who shoots ice cream from his eyes anyway?!

Stilt-Man’s Extensible Legs

Stilt Man

Wilbur Day, aka Stilt-Man, boasts a suit equipped with telescopic legs that allow him to tower over his opponents. Unfortunately, this power is easily thwarted by a swift kick to the legs or a well-placed tripwire, rendering Stilt-Man more of a joke than a serious threat.

Hindsight Lad’s Retrocognition

Hindsight Lad

Hindsight Lad possesses the ability to see past events with perfect clarity. While this power might be useful for solving mysteries or uncovering secrets, it offers little in the heat of battle. Maybe he should become a detective instead.

Color Kid’s Chromatic Manipulation

Color Kid

Color Kid can change the color of any object or surface at will. This power may have some creative applications, but it pales in comparison to the more formidable abilities possessed by other members of the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Squirrel Girl’s Squirrel Communication

Squirrel Girl

Squirrel Girl has the ability to communicate with squirrels and command them to do her bidding.

While her powers have occasionally proven surprisingly effective against formidable foes, such as Doctor Doom and Thanos, they still leave much to be desired in terms of raw power and versatility. Though, to be honest, I wouldn’t mind having the ability to communicate with squirrels! 

Skin’s Excess Skin


Honestly, this one is just plain gross. Skin possesses the ability to stretch his excess skin to entangle opponents or create makeshift weapons. While this power may offer some utility in combat, it’s hardly the most glamorous or impressive ability in the Marvel Universe.

Matter-Eater Lad’s Consumption

Matter Eater Lad

Matter-Eater Lad can consume and digest virtually any form of matter, no matter how toxic or indigestible. This power may have some niche applications, but it’s not necessarily great for battle.

Glob Herman’s Bioluminescence

Glob Herman

Glob Herman possesses a body made entirely of transparent, bio-luminescent wax. This grants him enhanced durability and the ability to emit light, but it also makes him highly susceptible to melting or disintegration when exposed to heat or flame. You win some, you lose some!