Superheroes that can combine their powers with an arsenal of weaponry are typically the best in the biz. Guys like Bruce Wayne, Tony Stark and Natasha Romanoff are so well outfitted that their weapons are their superpowers. Good weapons can make or break a hero’s reputation (in some cases, quite literally). But what makes a good weapon for a superhero? If the hero makes it work for them on a consistent basis, there should really be no weak or lame weapons, right? Wrong! Some weapons garnished by not-all-that-super heroes are just a bad thing gone worse or simply bad ideas from the start. Sometimes, bad powers and bad weapons are one in the same.
15. The Ultimate Nullifier
Pretty much the definition of a deus ex machina device, the Ultimate Nullifier is the Marvel universe’s “most devastating weapon,” as it can eliminate any target the user chooses (along with the user themselves if their mind isn’t focused properly). Originally discovered by the Human Torch in Fantastic Four volume 1, issue #50 (May 1966), the Nullifier actually belongs to Thanos. Why a nearly invincible, Godlike villain would need a weapon like this is beyond us, but the real problem with the Ultimate Nullifier is that it’s just a boring weapon, with no explanation given for how it works. Basically, it’s the antithesis to Thanos’s Infinity Gauntlet, a device that is very similar in power but actually has some explanation behind it. One can only hope Marvel doesn’t trot this out as a plot hole solution when it comes time for the Avengers to battle Thanos in the Infinity War films.