6 Superhero Weapons That Qualify As ‘Weapons Of Mass Destruction’

6 superhero weapons that qualify as wmds
Posted on: August 27th, 2013

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There are some insanely cool weapons and gadgets that have been created within the Superhero genre that every single one of us would love to get our hands on if they actually existed. However no matter who is wielding them, destruction always ensues, usually during that final epic battle between good and evil – with buildings destroyed, forests and cities completely leveled and armies decimated in their wake. So which superhero weapons qualify as bona fide Weapons of Mass Destruction, wielded by the few worthy enough t channel their might.

Lets see below:


6. Mjölnir


thor mjolnir


(a.k.a. The Hammer of Thor)


Now this is a particularly cool weapon, wielded by the legendary Norse God of Thunder, Thor. Only he has the strength and worthiness to pick it up (it’s inscribed: Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor) and only he can command it.

However, in The Avengers, we saw several uses of the Hammer that, if Thor was in a particularly bad mood, prove that it could cause some serious damage. When Tony Stark and Captain America captured Loki and Thor turned up to take him back to Asgard, a mild fight occurs which concludes with Thor striking Captains Americas shield. The resultant smash of enchanted Uru metal off of Cap’s Vibranium Shield ends up leveling a rather large area of woodland.

Towards the end of the movie when Loki’s army is flooding through the porthole to earth, Thor conjures up a huge lighting storm and fires it directly at the inbound army. There is a gargantuan amount of energy contained within a single lighting bolt (1.21 giga-watts…if I remember my Back to the Future correctly). So imagine the power you could control if you could summon up a massive lighting storm at will and then direct it at any target you wanted!!!


thors hammer

I certainly wouldn’t want to stand in the way of that storm. Mjolnir was forged in the heart of a dying star, returns to the exact spot from which it is thrown and returns to Thor when summoned. It may summon the elements of storm (lightning, wind, and rain) by stamping its handle twice on the ground, manipulate the weather on an almost global scale, open interdimensional portals, allowing its wielder to travel to other dimensions and basically smash anything. Mjölnir is translated as ‘Smasher’ after all.


5. The Megazord





(Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)


Now this WMD may seem a bit retro but it was one of my favourites as a kid, and I will always remember the destruction that the cardboard downtown Angel Grove suffered when the Megazord was called forth to battle the evil creatures of Rita Repulsa.

Not just the Megazord but the Ninja Megazord, the Super Megazord, the Shogun Megazord etc. as the list is endless. Notably, all of  incarnations of the Megazord were huge and packed an insane amount of firepower. The original Megazord had its Power Sword, which as soon it was called upon, seemed to be able to destroy any enemy that faced it. So we have a massive machine with an unbeatable sword at its disposal.

It is basically a giant robotic Godzilla (based on the Japanese Superhero The Super Sentai Series) that is ultimately unstoppable. If this bad boy went on a rampage there isn’t a huge amount that could stop it. Add to that, every time it comes together, there is always a massive explosion that goes off right behind it. So even before it has done anything, some fuel depot has already blown up just because of the arrival of such a massively destructive machine. I dread to think of what might happen if every single version of the Megazord turned up at the same time, a majority of North America/Japan would probably get blow up.

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  • My Eternal Majesty

    Dr Manhattan is not a WMD. The logic you use to state that he is would also require that you put Forge and Superman on the list. Forge probably able to create a bomb out of toaster components and Superman magically hypnotised could bring untold amounts of havoc on a civilian populace. Your original statement of refers to superhero weapons and again I do not think the Megazord qualifies in that it is a vehicle.

    I think you need to have another look at weapons that are able to be wielded by anybody…

  • Dumb

    1.21 gigga-watts…