An ancient story tells about 8 Taoist Immortals crossing the sea, each showing his or her supernormal abilities. These are the 8 Immortals of Chinese mythology.
Which group of immortals is more powerful?
Not really. The Chinese legends are much more powerful. They can do things that no Marvel superhero has ever seen. Just one of them could take out the Avengers with a snap of the fingers. The only superhero that might stand a little bit of a chance is Dr. Strange. But even he’d fall after a while. Each of the immortals represents a deity.
1. Hulk as Cao Guojiu
Cao Guojiu is the saint of acting. Hulk isn’t much of an actor. Actors need to portray many emotions. Hulk is known for just one: anger.
2. Nick Fury as Quan Zhongli
Quan Zhongli is the saint of military affairs. That makes a lot of sense when you consider Nick Fury’s military origins. But Quan is much fatter and usually appears with his shirt open and big belly exposed.
3. Thor as Han Xiangzi
Han Xianzi is the saint of musicians. He often carries a flute which channels life when played. Thor carries a hammer which can channel thunder and lightning.
4. Iron Man as Lu Dongbin
Lu Dongbin is the saint of barbers. This is probably attributed to the sword he carries to slice down demons. Iron Man and Lu Dongbin are both highly educated dudes from the upper classes of society.
5. Loki as Iron Crutch Li
Iron Crutch Li is the saint of the disabled. He’s got an iron crutch and an old, withered body due to reincarnating into the body of a dead beggar. Loki is the evil, power thirsty brother of Thor. But in this case he’d have to turn good.
6. Captain America as Zhang Guolao
Zhang Guolao is the saint of old men. He’s extremely powerful. He rides a donkey which he can fold up into his pocket, and beats a life-curing drum. Captain America has heightened abilities and a shield he can throw. You decide who’s more powerful.
7. Hawkeye as Lan Caihe
Lan Caihe is the saint of florists. He’s sometimes painted as a man, sometimes as a woman, sometimes both. He communicates with gods through magical flowers. I wonder if Hawkeye can do anything like that with his bow and arrow.
8. Black Widow as He Xiangnu
He Xiangnu is the only [completely] female member of the Taoist group. She is known for her nutrient rich diet of mother-of-pearl and moonbeams. Imagine what powers Black Widow could gain if she ate that everyday.
9. Spider-Man as ….
Sorry Spidey, there are only 8 Taoist immortals.