The MCU is host to some true powerhouses, but the heroes aren’t normally the ones at the peak of the pyramid. Dormammu, Ego, Gorr, Hela — these are just some of the villains who’ve left their mark on the franchise. And while the likes of Hulk, Thor, and Wanda Maximoff are all incredibly strong, they generally fall a step short of those other names in terms of straight-up power.
Captain Marvel has now made a case that she belongs in the top echelon. Restarting a star in mere seconds is a power so absurd that even Carol didn’t think it was possible. Only after Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) suggests it does she get up the courage to try.
But beyond just being a ridiculous display of energy, Carol’s reignition of the Hala sun marks a turning point in her character. No longer is she the Annihilator, as the Kree called her for years. Now, she’s found a way to use her energy to fix things instead.