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Havok isn’t just the other Summers brother. This mutant’s got more power than most!

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Alex Summers is often considered the other Summers brother, but it would be wrong to dismiss the brother of Cyclops. Havok is one of the most powerful mutants in the Marvel Universe, able to absorb cosmic radiation and unleash it in truly spectacular ways.

Still, Havok remains something of a second fiddle in X-Men lore, even after heading up X-Factor. It’s probably a good time to revisit some of what makes him so powerful. Here are the ten most powerful displays of Havok’s power, ranked.

10 Fly High, Cap

XMen The 10 Most Powerful Displays Of Havok’s Power Ranked

Havok and Captain America have squared off a few times – generally to Havok’s benefit – but the encounter between the two in Uncanny Avengers was a spectacular display of Alex Summers’ power. Feeling a little testy, Havok sends Cap into the upper atmosphere with a blast of concussive force. Havok’s blasts aren’t actually concussive in nature per se; they’re energy-based. They do push out air molecules in front of them, generating massive amounts of pressure and force.

9 Hulk Out

XMen The 10 Most Powerful Displays Of Havok’s Power Ranked

A good marker for how powerful Havok can get is how poorly the Avengers do against him. Way back in Incredible Hulk #150 from 1972, Havok faced off against the Incredible Hulk. Generally, a head to head matchup against the big green guy is not good for anybody. This is especially true when the Hulk is holding a slab of concrete over his head and is ready to throw it. Nevertheless, Havok knocked the Hulk out with a focused beam of energy straight to his forehead.

8 Twice For Safety

XMen The 10 Most Powerful Displays Of Havok’s Power Ranked

Havok has got to be one of the Hulk’s least favorite puny humans. Not only did Alex Summers hand it to the green goliath back in the ’70s, but he also did it again during the World War Hulk storyline. At the time, Hulk is the Professor Hulk version (but loaded up with ammo) and Havok is the leader of X-Factor. The fight still goes the same. Hulk punches his way through the considerable might of X-Factor, and then with a series of mammoth energy blasts, Havok puts the Hulk down for the count.

7 One Shot, One Sentinel

XMen The 10 Most Powerful Displays Of Havok’s Power Ranked

Many of Havok’s most amazing feats come against some of the heaviest hitters in the Marvel Universe. Case in point: the Sentinels. The X-Men train constantly and in numbers to take down just one of these building-sized killer robots. Havok did it all by himself.

With a single blast of cosmic radiation, Havok single handedly renders a Sentinel scrap metal. This huge takedown happened back in the ’90s while Alex Summers was in command of X-Factor. Though the decade was extreme, this display wasn’t atypical for Havok.

6 Destroys Nuclear Bunker

XMen The 10 Most Powerful Displays Of Havok’s Power Ranked

Havok finally got some due when he appeared in X-Men: First Class as part of the original X-roster (and upending the traditional Summers sibling dynamic in the process). Havok’s energy powers work pretty much the same in the film as they do in the comic books, and he uses them to similarly devastating effect. As part of the training of the first class, Havok all but destroys an underground bunker designed to withstand the full force of a nuclear blast.

5 Blows A Satellite Out Of Orbit

XMen The 10 Most Powerful Displays Of Havok’s Power Ranked

Captain America probably got off easy. During Havok’s tenure as leader of X-Factor in the ’90s (when he was outfitted in a snazzy leather jacket, naturally) the team faced off against the evil Haven. In X-Factor #100, Haven tries to get Wolfsbane to join her weird mutant cult. That didn’t work, so naturally, she set her orbiting satellite/weapons platform against the entire team. Air superiority is cool unless Havok is around. He charges up and blows the satellite out of space from the ground.

4 Back Door

XMen The 10 Most Powerful Displays Of Havok’s Power Ranked

The range and power of Havok’s energy blasts should be enough, but he has displayed another unique, if less obvious, power. In the Exiles comic book series, fans discovered that Havok’s body and mind are a nexus for every other different version of Alex Summers in every other reality. Essentially, Havok is a ‘back door’ to all his other selves. This power has yet to be truly explained or really followed up on, but this dimensional switching is incredibly powerful.

3 Fills A Black Hole In Xorn’s Head

XMen The 10 Most Powerful Displays Of Havok’s Power Ranked

Poor Xorn. What was his deal? It’s still kind of confusing today, which was bad enough without having a black hole growing inside his mind. Lucky for him (and really everyone else) Havok was there. Xorn’s potent powers stemmed from the sun – an actual star – in his head.

He could also transform this sun into a black hole, which anybody with a cursory understanding of physics knows is not ideal. Havok demonstrated the truly cosmic reach of his powers by containing the black hole when it threatened to expand out of control.

2 Meltdown

XMen The 10 Most Powerful Displays Of Havok’s Power Ranked

Back in 1988, Havok teamed up with Wolverine in a limited series with gorgeous painted watercolors by Jon J. Muth called Meltdown (for the Havok parts anyways – the Wolverine parts of the series were handled by artist Kent Williams). In the story, Havok shows how boss he is by absorbing the entire output of a nuclear reactor in full meltdown – think Chernobyl but worse – and then blasts it out harmlessly into outer space like he’s letting out a sigh.

1 Absorbs Energy From A Star

XMen The 10 Most Powerful Displays Of Havok’s Power Ranked

Alex and Scott aren’t the only Summers brothers. There is another – there always is – and the third is a doozy. Vulcan is not the nicest of people. Like any evil sibling, he wants to rule the roost and in Emperor Vulcan #5, it falls to Havok to interrupt the grand designs of his evil brother. Vulcan is insanely powerful – he can psionically manipulate matter – but Havok was like, whatever. He absorbed the power of a star and unleashed it against Vulcan, blasting him down as easily as he once did the Hulk.

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