Comic book villains are a necessary evil within the pages of these action packed comics everyone loves to follow so much. A few villains that stand out more than others when comics are the center of the conversation belong to none other than the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man.
Many of Spider-Man‘s villains are rather low-level in the grand scheme of things but there are certain ones that have some crazy powers that are only held back by their lower than average intelligence. A villain that falls under this flaw is Sandman and today this list will be matching him up with a few of Marvel’s best from the X-Men to see just how powerful he can be. It’ll also be looking at who and what exactly outclasses him.
10 WOULD DESTROY: WOLVERINE
Although Wolverine is a mutant that not many would want to mess with, he’d be absolutely no match for someone like Sandman. Sandman is one of those characters that you’d need a lot more than physical damage and power to triumph over and Wolverine’s claws and healing factor wouldn’t cut it.
Sandman could easily go into this fight and toy with Logan without even trying. This is one of the fights where Sandman would absolutely stomp.
9 WOULD GET DEMOLISHED BY: STORM
While Wolverine was a total joke on the side of Flint Marko, a fight against Storm would be a complete joke that would be laughed about entirely from her end.
Sandman literally has no way to fight against a woman that controls the weather. She could transform him into glass, blow him away completely, or even easier just make it rain. As shown in Spider-Man: The Gauntlet it could end up a bit harder than that but she’d still most likely take it.
8 WOULD DESTROY: CYCLOPS
Many may be under the impression that Cyclops could simply use his optic blast to heat Sandman into glass and end the battle before it starts. Well, there are two factors that put that thought process to bed.
First of all, Sandman doesn’t have to stay in the glass form, as he has been seen transformed into it and quickly going back to sand before. Secondly, Cyclops’s blast is a concussive beam, meaning there is no heat. Sandman could just treat this beam like a long range punch and handle Cyclops like anyone else.
7 WOULD GET DEMOLISHED BY: ICEMAN
This matchup is one of the one-sided matchups that is very simple on who would win and who would lose.
While Sandman has some abilities to make the match a bit harder for Iceman depending on how much sand is around and how smart he plays it, Iceman definitely has the advantage due to his power to just freeze all of Sandman and his sand.
6 WOULD DESTROY: SHADOWCAT
Beyond just using her intangibility as much as possible, this is a battle that Kitty could never hope to win.
Her downfall comes from her need to breathe and not being able to remain intangible forever. Eventually, Kitty will have to let her defenses down and Sandman will take the matchup without even having to try.
5 WOULD GET DEMOLISHED BY: MAGNETO
Magneto is a character that absolutely outclasses someone at Sandman’s level, despite Sandman’s great power.
Magneto could not only make Sandman into glass but sand is packed full of one thing that Magneto could use to his advantage. Metal or more specifically iron. Magneto stomps him out easily.
4 WOULD DESTROY: SUNFIRE
Sunfire is another character that wouldn’t even really be able to hurt Sandman. He could heat him up into glass but, as said earlier, Sandman can transform right back into sand.
In the end, Sandman would take this fight easily after a bit of annoyance from having to transform back to sand from glass a few times.
3 WOULD GET DEMOLISHED BY: JEAN GREY
This is one of the most laughable matchups on the list. Jean Grey is not only one of the greatest minds in the X-Men but she also is arguably the most powerful of the team.
Sandman has a lot going for him but against her telepathic power he’d stand no chance. Not only does he have no mental protection but his lower mental power would prove to be a huge part of his downfall against Jean.
2 WOULD DESTROY: COLOSSUS
A fight between Colossus and Sandman is one of the fights that seems like it would be a true sight to behold. While Colossus may be a super powerful mutant that doesn’t take damage from much, Sandman takes another step.
Sandy can transform his shape into just about anything and when faced with a punch from Colossus he could just let the fist go right through him. Honestly there isn’t much that Colossus could do in this fight, leaving him entirely outclasses against him.
1 WOULD GET DEMOLISHED BY: EMMA FROST
Much like the fight against Jean Grey, Sandman stands absolutely no chance against Emma Frost and her telepathic power.
Not only would she be able to negate any damage coming from him with her diamond skin but she’d be able to take him out without even having to lift a finger.
There has been plenty of iconic battles in the Marvel Universe, but when it comes down to the Sandman versus the X-Men, who would win?