Spectre DC Comics

Powers and Stats

Tier: 2-A at his peak, but usually qualifies for much lower levels.

Name: The Spectre

Origin: DC Comics

Age: Unknown

Gender: Male

Classification: Ghost, Police detective, Angel, Wrath of God

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Strength, Superhuman Speed, Enhanced Stamina, Enhanced Durability, Invulnerability, FlightReality Warping, Cosmic Energy Manipulation, Shapeshifting (includes changing his size), Intangibility, Precognition, Telepathy, Telekinesis, Teleportation, dimension travel, Illusion Creation, Soul Manipulation, etc.

Attack Potency: Multiverse level+ at his strongest (See Notes below for further clarification)

Speed: Massively FTL+

Lifting Strength: Immeasurable

Striking Strength: Multiversal+

Durability: Multiverse level+ at his strongest

Stamina: Infinite

Range: Multiversal+ at his strongest

Standard Equipment: None notable

Intelligence: Knowledge of events of the future and used to be part of a police department. Near-Omniscient and remembers the Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Weaknesses: The Spectre can be injured or even slain by sufficient magic force such as the Spear of Destiny (although it should be noted that due to the nature of the Spear, it is precisely suited to harm him). If his body dies then The Spectre will be no more and the human spirit and the Divine Wrath will separate. The amount of power he has is limited by the amount The Presence is willing to give him, so his power level canonically varies enormously between different appearances, even beyond normal differences between writers and decades. He also cannot do anything that The Presence will not allow him to do.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Intimidation: The Spectre excels at being able to intimidate and frighten his adversaries. This is usually done through showy spectacles such as assuming a monstrous appearance, growing in size, projecting a loud, booming voice, etc. In combat he can shoot green (or yellow) energy blasts.
  • Judgment: The Spectre punishes souls who have done evil, often by using his reality warping powers to give them ironic punishments, and then damning their souls to hell.


The Spectre's destructive capacity is variable, but he is ranked as Multiverse Level+, due to matching the Anti-Monitor when the entity was displayed at its strongest (although the Spectre had to be boosted by all of the DC heroes in order to do so). However, he is not normally portrayed as this powerful.

In addition, he has repeatedly been badly outmatched against the 5-dimensional imps in "Crisis Times Five", "World's Funnest", and "Emperor Joker".

He was once grossly outmatched by, though technically survived a beating from, Michael Demiurgos during John Ostrander's Spectre run, but this was over a decade earlier than when another writer established Michael as Outerverse level, and as such logically does not power-scale. Also, that was the Unbound Spectre, who is immensely superior to baseline Spectre.

The Hal Jordan Spectre merging with the Void in a J.M. DeMatteis story is considered as an outlier, as the Spectre has never portrayed as 1-A on any other occasion, and as such it cannot be used to upgrade the character.

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