#ComicBytes: From Hulks to Xaviers, meet five powerful Marvel families
Marvel has created one of the most extensive and intricate universes in comics. Filled to the brim with superheroes, many of them eventually get together and start families of their own. Their powers are often transferred down generations, among their children, ensuring Marvel never runs out of good guys. Here, we take a look at the five most powerful families in the Marvel Universe.
Meet the Hulks: Marvel's strongest family
Bruce Banner as the Hulk is not the only rage monster around. He transfers his powers to cousin Jennifer Walters or She-Hulk. His ex-wife Betty Ross and her father, General Thunderbolt Ross become Red She-Hulk and Red Hulk. He has 2 children, Hiro-Kala and Skaar, with Caiera, an alien. He also has a genetically engineered daughter, Lyra. Together they are probably Marvel's strongest family.
Thanos and his family: Not everyone is bad
Thanos has some of the most powerful members in his family. While his daughters, Nebula and Gamora, are both feared warriors in the Marvel Universe, his son Thane hosted the Phoenix Force and has fought his father. His brother Starfox and cousin Sersi try to do good in the universe, and the Thanos is related to the Eternals. Together, their family is cosmically powerful.
The Xaviers: Mutants you don't want to mess with
Charles Xavier, the founder of X-Men, is one of Marvel's most powerful telepaths. His half-brother Cain Marko is better known as Juggernaut, while psychic twin Cassandra Nova is as evil as she is powerful. Xavier's son, David Haller or Legion is extremely powerful, possessing nearly unlimited numbers of powers which he can access only one at a time through his alternating personas.
Cyclops and Jean Grey: Not a family, a dynasty
Scott Summers married Jean Grey, becoming one of Marvel's most powerful couples. Scott's siblings, Havok and Vulcan are both really powerful, although the latter is a tyrant. Scott and a clone of Jean have a time-traveling son, Cable. The couple also has a daughter Rachel Summers and genetically engineered son, Nate Grey. All these psionic powers make their family one of Marvel's most powerful.
Fantastic Four: Defining what a powerful first family should be
Reed Richards married Sue Storm. The former can alter his physicality while the latter can become invisible. Sue's brother Johnny Storm is the Human Torch. However it is Reed and Sue's children that make their family so powerful. Daughter Valeria's intellect surpasses Reed's genius, while Franklin is among the most powerful beings in Marvel, whose powers are limited only by his own imagination.