33 Fastest Marvel Characters, Ranked!

Pietro Maximoff as quicksilver

Who is the fastest Marvel character?

Who is Marvel’s Flash?

Decade’s debates put fans in question who is the fastest speedster in DC and Marvel?

In this article, you will see the fastest Marvel Superheroes as well as villains.

With that, here are 33 Fastest Marvel Characters

[Please note that this list is officially ranked by the Marvel team]




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Captain Marvel fastest speedster

Captain Marvel better known as Carol Danvers who was a former head of Nasa security. During her career time, she became entangled in the schemes of the interstellar alien Kree Empire where Carol befriends with the Kree Soldier Mar-Vell.

Later she was kidnapped by the alien robotic intelligence Cyberex who was a perfect assassin created by Dr. Walter Lawson. While she was still concussed, it leads her to battle with Mar-Vell.

But by doing so, she knocked off into a damaged Kree Psyche-Magnitron device which could turn imagination into reality. But also responsible to change Carol Danvers’s genetic structure.

The accident altered her DNA which effectively making her a half Kree superhuman.

Using her Kree powers, she capable of running and accelerating to high speeds which is beyond a normal human being.

Carol aka Captain Marvel is also capable of propelling herself through the air and the space vacuum at tremendous speed. She also has cosmic binary powers which enable her to fly at light speed.

Although her top speed is unknown, Carol can fly at three times faster than the speed of sounds for several hours which makes her one of the fastest female superhero characters.




Marvel's fastest character Makkari

Makkari is a Marvel character who is a member of the offshoot of humanity known as an eternal Ancient Godlike alien and also Eternal’s one of the member of Technological Guild.

Over the years while he’s growing, Makkari learned engineering subjects from his parents. What makes him the Fastest Marvel Character is his obsession with speed.

His primary focus is to reach superhuman running speed. While studying engineering, he spent countless years on a subject of speed and motion in which he particularly designs various high-velocity transport vessels.

Makkari gave much of his eternal powers to improve his running speed. He can even create cyclones by running in circles and able to run up walls and over water.

At one point in his life, he finally achieved something that he was dreaming.

Makkari trained with the Eternal guru Elo to boost his speed to an abnormal level. But by doing so, he has to sacrifice his other abilities. He was successful in becoming faster than ever but as a side effect, Makkari has to cost many of his powers like flight, matter manipulation, project energy blast, teleport, etc.

His obsession leads him to damage his own health and stamina. But he was not a fool enough to let it happen.

After Sprite’s treachery, Makkari regained his original Eternal abilities which were not limited to speed alone. Hence, this is no longer appears to be Makkari’s weakness.


the Whizzer Marvel's fastest character

Probably most of the people don’t know about this guy. Marvel’s the Whizzer known by Robert Frank has been in the Marvel comic book for nearly 70 years since his creation.

If I talked about his origin and how he gets his superhuman ability, then let’s take a look. Once Robert went on an expedition with his father Dr. Emil Frank where Robert was bitten by a cobra.

But nowhere from sudden Mongoose appears and Dr. Frank recalled an old wives’ tale about him. He injected Mongoose’s blood into Robert’s vein which somehow recovered him. Due to Mongoose’s mutant blood reaction with him, Robert had developed the ability to move at superhuman speed.

In his unexhausted condition, the Whizzer can move at a superhuman speed up to 100 miles per hour for an hour only until his fatigue impaired his performance.

Because of this ability, his thinking capacity also increased about four times faster than an average human being thus making him his brain just as fast as quick-thinking.


Slingshot fastest female superhuman
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Yo-Yo Rodriguez also known as Slingshot is Marvel’s most underrated fastest superhuman who is also an agent of SHIELD (you probably saw her in the TV series).

In the comics, she is the daughter of most wanted super-criminal Johan Horton aka the Griffin. Because of his mutated DNA, Yo-Yo got her superhuman ability of super speed.

In the Marvel’s TV series Agent of SHIELD, her counterpart character Alena went through terrigenesis experiment which grants her the ability of super-speed. Live-Action Yo-Yo can run at speed of 300 miles per hour.

Another element to Elena’s ability is that she can run in time during the period of her one heartbeat. As the heartbeat is complete she automatically returns to the same place where she started.

In the comics, Slingshot can snap from one place to another in a blink an eye. But like I said before after she using her powers, she automatically returns to where she started.


Richard Rider as Nova fastest marvel superhero

In the Marvel comic, Richard Rider chose randomly by the last surviving Centurion of the planet Xandar’s elite Nova Corps-Rhomann Dey to inherit his powers and succeed him in the rank of Nova Prime.

Afterward, he becomes the host of the entire Nova Force which is a vast energy source that he can access to gain himself a number of superpowers and one of them is his fastest superhuman speed.

By properly channeling the Nova Force, Richard Rider can travel faster than the speed of light. Nova is capable of making Star Gates to quickly travel long distances in space.

But Rider is not just an only Nova hero. There are older Novas also who possess true super speed, meaning that doesn’t necessarily just flying.


X-Men Northstar

One of the unknown X-Men member and mutant superhero, Northstar born with the several superhuman abilities. Real name is Jean-Paul Martin who possesses the ability to run at fastest superhuman speed.

It’s just not only his speed, he can even fly and project photonic energy blasts. Northstar is a living projectile because Jean can channel kinetic energy on an atomic level meaning moving faster than his body can endure.

It was possible for him to travel at a speed of light. Although Northstar never ever traveled with the 100% speed of light as, if he did, he could have broken himself severely and his environment.


Monica Rambeau as Spectrum

Granted superhero powers accidentally, Monica Rambeau also known by Captain Marvel during her Avengers career. But later adopted a different classic name as Spectrum.

When she accidentally strike by extra-dimensional energy which gave her superpowers, she can able to transform into any form and any type of energy.

Meaning she can be X-ray, Gamma rays, ultraviolet radiation, visible light, electricity, infrared radiation, microwaves and radio waves as she wishes.

Hence, while in those energy forms, she can travel very fastly ranging from speed of sound to speed of light.



Quicksilver marvel's fastest superhero

If you know, DC’s Flash character uses Speed Force to run at lightning speed and on the other hand in Marvel Universe, Quicksilver is a mutant.

During Marvel/DC crossover, Flash was not able to tap into speed force, hence losses his fastest speed. Hence Quicksilver outrun him in the race.

X-Men version of Quicksilver is way faster than you could possibly think. In the X-Men: Days of Past Future, Peter save all the mutants trap inside the X-Men Mansion after the initial explosion but before the peak combustion.

So Live Action Quicksilver has a top speed of Mach 456. Which means it took him around 0.03 seconds to save everyone in the Mansion.

In the comics, Quicksilver’s top running speed is estimated from 3000 to 3 million mph. On various occasion, his average speed is at a speed of Mach 4 or 5.

Even he can outrun Thor’s thunderbolts and run across oceans without falling.


SIlver Surfer second fastest marvel character

Despite being called as Herald of Galactus, Silver Surfer likes to explore the galaxies and universes.

He always uses in the silver board for traveling across the galaxies. Because of wielding the power cosmic, currently, he is one of the strongest beings in the universe.

Thanks to Galactus who granted him such a cosmic power, he can surf millions of miles per seconds.

Due to his abilities, Silver Surfer was known as second Fastest Marvel Character in the whole universe. But sadly he was outrun by the Runner who places as number one fastest marvel character.

But according to Marvel comics, currently, he is faster than Nova. He can fly near-limitless speeds on his board.

He was fast enough to exceed the speed of light which causes him to enter into Hyperspace.

But what is exactly Hyperspace is?

Hyperspace is a different kind of dimension where Earth’s physical laws won’t applicable such as it is possible to travel faster than the speed of light.

However, Silver Surfer can fly faster than the speed of light without accessing Hyperspace.

In conclusion. the Silver Surfer can travel the galaxy in minutes.


The Runner first fastest marvel speedster

Runner is the Fastest Marvel Character ever existed.

Named as Gilpetperdon, Runner is one of the oldest living being the universe following the event of Big Bang.

As the name includes, Runner has dedicated much power his Power Primordial to build up his speed.

The Power Primordial helps Runner to increase his velocity. His every ability has peak velocity like his mind, movement, and running speed.

As mentioned earlier, he outmatches Silver Surfer in terms of speed. The upper limit of his outstanding ability is still unknown. But has been known as to run from 10,000 to 186,000 of miles per hour.

Although technically he seems to be flying, he truly shows off as he’s running.

That makes him top the fastest speedster entirely in the marvel universe.

That’s it. This is a complete list of Fastest Marvel Characters and most of the speedsters’ names are unknown to you. It’s fine.

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