Top 25 Female Superheroes of Marvel and DC Comics – True Power of Women!

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The pop culture centers around many things right now: singers, performers, LGBTQ+, Kardashians, Internet challenges, cute pups, political news and…superheroes. Yes, the world of unreal people with superpowers has basically conquered our own world with the multitude of Disney, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. movies and Marvel/DC Comics. 

The stores are full of the various shirt and things with the symbols of superheroes and San Diego Comic-Con is one of the most anticipated events of the year. 

Nexter.org has created an ultimate list of female superheroes that features the most powerful, interesting and popular female protagonists, antiheroines, antagonists with the bizarre origin and amazing stories.

Ororo Munroe aka Storm

Source: 20th Century Fox

Fans claim that she’s one of the most favorite X-Men and it’s hard to argue with this fact as her powers are pretty much the coolest. She’s in full control of the weather, atmospheric pressure, temperature. Storm also can fly.

She became one of the first black comic book characters, and the first black female superheroine among the main or minor characters of the two largest comic book publishers – Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

Moreover, Munroe is known for the romance with Black Panther of Wakanda. The character is portrayed by Halle Berry in four X-Men movies and the younger version – by Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse).

Hope van Dyne aka The Wasp

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Source: MCU

The daughter of Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne in the MC2 universe. Her mother Janet van Dyne was lost in a subatomic spacial void called the Quantum Realm. Hope van Dyne was just seven at that time.

Evangeline Lilly stars as Hope van Dyne/Wasp in the films Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018). She is also featured in the Avengers: Endgame (2019).

As comics character, she has implanted bio-wings to fly and bio-electric blasters installed on the gloves on the back of her hands, and extendable claws built into her gloves. However, she can’t shrink as her mother was able to.

Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures

Princess Diana of Themyscira, Daughter of Hippolyta, shortly Diana Prince, is an extremely powerful demigod that is a part of Justice League.

In the comics, Wonder Woman is the daughter of Zeus and Hippolyta but was raised by Amazons – Antiope and Menalippe.

Her weapons are Lasso of Truth, a pair of indestructible bracelets, a tiara.

Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel

Source:  Marvel Comics

Created by Sana Amanat, Stefan Walker, G. Willow Wilson, and Adrian Alphona, Khan is the first Muslim character of Marvel, whose name appears in the headline of the comic. Khan’s first appearance was in Captain Marvel # 14 (August 2013), before she became the main character in the solo series Ms. Marvel, released in February 2014.

In the Marvel universe, Khan is a teenage girl of Pakistan-American origin from Jersey City, who has the ability to deform her body. In the aftermath of the Inhumanity storyline, she discovers her inhuman genes and takes the name of Ms. Marvel from her idol Carol Danvers when she becomes Captain Marvel.

Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel

Source: MCU

Many other characters in characters in the Marvel Comics universe were called Captain Marvel.

The first Captain Marvel who debuted in 1967 was a Kree (alien) soldier called Mar-Vell, and the mantle passed through several more characters before landing with Carol Danvers in 2012.

“Captain Marvel” (2019) was Marvel Studios’ first female superhero movie starring Brie Larson, we also have seen Carol Danvers in Avengers 4.

Doreen Green aka Squirrel Girl

Source:  Marvel Comics

Her ability to communicate with squirrels turned out to be surprisingly effective and allowed her to defeat the main supervillains. She joined the Great Lakes Avengers, but later left for New York, where she worked as a nanny for Danielle Cage, daughter of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones.

In her solo series, the character is torn between the studying of computer science at the State University and the fighting against crime alone and as a member of the Avengers.

Jean Grey aka Phoenix 

Source: 20th Century Fox

Jean Grey is one of the most popular mutants of the Marvel universe – X-Men. She’s seen alongside with Cyclops, Charles Xavier, Wolverine, Storm, and her children Rachel Summers, Cable, Stryfe and X-Man.

Famke Janssen and Sophie Turner portrayed the character in all the X-Men films. The character was created by iconic comics writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby.

Her most famous powers are telekinesis, telepathy, and astral projection. Also, she’s known as an avatar for the Phoenix Force.

Elektra Natchios

Source: Netflix

Radiating Mortal Kombat vibes,  Elektra Natchios is armed with a pair of triple-pronged daggers – sai – and is a martial arts master.

She was portrayed by  Jennifer Garner and Élodie Yung in 2003 film Daredevil, its 2005 spin-off Elektra, Netflix’s Daredevil and mini-series The Defenders (2017).

Netflix and Marvel TV’s Daredevil officially ended after the third season. Daredevil marks the fifth show that Netflix and Marvel have canceled; Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, The Punisher and Luke Cage also ended this year.

Princess Koriand’r aka Starfire 

Source: DC Comics

In the television series Titans, Starfire is shown as a woman who remembers nothing. This is done to show that she came from another planet. She also has her strength and the ability to learn a foreign language instantly. In the new series, DC comics character Starfire is portrayed by Anna Diop.

Due to the physiology of her species, Starfire is able to absorb ultraviolet radiation and convert it into clean energy used for supersonic flight. Initially, she was able to fly in space, but Red Hood and the Outlaws # 2 and # 27 say that after restarting Starfire’s fictional universe, she can fly when affected by gravity.

Manipulating the absorbed energy also gives her incredible strength and endurance.

Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch

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Source: MCU

She was the lead character in the two limited series of comics of the same name, along with her husband Vision, and Scarlet Witch became a regular member of the Avengers team. Wanda is a mutant with an ability called chaos magic.

Chaos magic is the ability to manipulate the reality, make the least likely things happen, telekinesis, telepathy, mental projection, levitation and also deactivation of forces and submission to their control.

In addition, she is Quicksilver’s twin sister, Magneto’s daughter and half-sister Polaris.

Zatanna Zatara

Source: DC Comics

Zatanna is both an illusionist and a real sorceress, like her father, Giovanni Zatara. Known for his participation in the Justice League, she’s a childhood friend of Batman. Also, the paths of Zatanna intersected with the characters of the Vertigo publishing house, such as John Constantine and Timothy Hunter.

Zatanna is a powerful sorceress whose abilities, apparently, are hereditary. Like her father, she usually conjures, pronouncing the word-commands backward (hence her real name is Anna Taz). Also in several cases, she demonstrated the ability to conjure, uttering words in the usual way, and even not even speaking at all, in case if the spell is simple.

 

Selina Kyle aka Catwoman

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures

Originally she’s supervillain and burglar of  Gotham City, but most recently she’s been more of an antiheroine.

The DC Extended Universe announced it will release next Batman movie on  June 25, 2021. They also said goodbye to Ben Affleck as Batman and announced that the new movie will star Robert Pattinson.

However, we still don’t know who’ll portray the sexiest character in the franchise – Catwoman. The possible actresses are Nicki Minaj, Natalie Dormer, Lupita Nyong’o, Vanessa Kirby, Zazie Beetz, Vanessa Hudgens and more.

Jessica Jones 

Source: Netflix

Portrayed by actress Krysten Ritter, Jessica Jones is one of the most charismatic female superheroes.

She’s known for superhuman strength and durability and her detective skills, however, most of the times in Netflix’s series she’s quite drunk.

Unfortunately, Netflix decided to say goodbye to Marvel universe and confirmed that Season 3 of Jessica Jones will be the last one to air.

“I love these people to the moon and back,” Krysten Ritter captioned the post. “It has been a dream to play Jessica alongside my amazing cast and the best crew in the business for these past 5 years. I am so grateful for every second of it.”

Daisy Johnson aka Quake

Source: MCU

Member of the organization S.H.I.E.L.D., Daisy Johnson was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Gabriel Del’Otto, and first appeared in Secret War # 2 (July 2004). During the Secret Invasion, she joins Nick Fury’s secret warriors, codenamed Quake.

Her appearance was created on the basis of actress Angelina Jolie in the movie “Hackers”.

Laura Kinney aka X-23 

Source: 20th Century Fox

X-23 is silent, sometimes too cold. Because of the childhood years spent in the dungeons of the white room, it is difficult to communicate with other people. She considers it inadmissible to show her own weakness, but she subconsciously seeks support. The character of the girl is in many ways an exact replica of Logan’s character.

X-23 has the ability to regenerate damaged or destroyed areas of the body at the cellular level, which is directly proportional to the severity of the damage. Despite her healing powers, X-23 is not immortal. Loss of vital organs, large blood loss can be fatal for her.

Gamora

Source: MCU

Gamora – a member of the squad “Guardians of the Galaxy,” an adopted daughter of the supervillain Thanos and is the last of the representatives of his own species.

Gamora is not endowed with superpowers, but thanks to the ultralight metal implanted into the skeleton, her strength and endurance are many times greater than the human ones.

She possesses superhuman physical strength, is incredibly nimble and able to heal. Gamora is also a love interest of Peter Quill. In addition to the “Guardians of the Galaxy”, Gamora was a member of the “Infinity Watch” association.

Brunnhilde aka Valkyrie 

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Source: MARVEL STUDIOS

Coming from Asgard, Valkyrie was a love interest of Thor and the leader of Odin’s personal unit of shield-maidens.

Tessa Thompson stated she played her character Valkyrie in Marvel Studios movie “Thor: Ragnarok ” as queer. However, wouldn’t notice it from the finished film, which cut out a scene that would’ve confirmed her LGBT identity.

Jennifer Walters aka She-Hulk

Source: Marvel Comics

After an accident, Jennifer Walters received blood from her cousin (guess whom?) Bruce Benner and got Hulk powers as a bonus.

Unlike Bruce Benner, her powers  – super strength, healing, green skin, and confidence – don’t change her personality and emotions.

Her role in the community is quite important as she’s a lawyer.

Harley Quinn

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Source: DCEU

Most of the times, we hear about Harley Quinn as a companion and love of Joker. They met at Gotham City’s Arkham Asylum as she was his psychiatrist.

Her powers and skills are gymnastics, immunity to various toxins, psychiatry. Moreover, she utilizes weaponized props.
Trained in Psychiatry

Brilliant actress Margot Robbie portrayed Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad (2016). San Diego Comic-Con 2019 revealed that there will animated series Harley Quinn that will feature a lot of DC characters such as Poison Ivy, Joker, Aquaman, Doctor Psycho, Sy Borgman and more.

Batgirl

Source: DC Comics

The first comic Batgirl was published in 2000, with Cassandra Cain hiding behind the mask. But by the end of the series, the role of Batgirl is already performed by Stephanie Brown. These comic series are a direct continuation of the series “Oracle: The Cure” – part of the Batman: Battle for the Cowl storyline.

The volume was published for 6 years, from April 2000 to April 2006. The volume included 73 monthly issues and one special issue.

Her abilities include high intelligence, martial arts mastery, agility, stamina.

Y’Mera Xebella “Mera” Challa

Source: DCEU

Mera is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.

Originally portrayed as a supporting character to her husband, the superhero Aquaman, modern writers have traditionally emphasized Mera’s own superhuman physical strength and magical power to control water, portraying her as a powerful superhero in her own right.

In recent years, Mera has even featured as a member of DC Comics’ flagship superhero team, the Justice League. Mera’s storylines have also portrayed mental breakdown faced with crippling loss and explored her attempts at coping with lasting anger and rage.

Natasha Romanova aka Black Widow

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Source: MCU

Natasha Romanova is a Russian spy that changes her worldview and becomes an agent of  S.H.I.E.L.D. and one of the first Avengers.

The character appears in Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron(2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame (2019) portrayed by one and only beautiful actress Scarlett Johansson.

Disney announced a solo movie “Black Widow” featuring Scarlett Johansson as a leading actress that is set to premiere on May 1, 2020.

Negasonic Teenage Warhead

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Source: 20th Century Fox

Quite an interesting name, huh? That’s because she was named after the song “Negasonic Teenage Warhead” by Monster Magnet. She’s a part of the X-Men team and is openly gay (Yukio – Japanese ninja – is her girlfriend).

You might have seen this female superhero in Deadpool, Deadpool 2 and its version for kids – Once Upon a Deadpool, portrayed by Brianna Hildebrand.

Her powers are telepathy, superhuman strength, speed, reality-warping, matter manipulation, nucleokinesis, and telekinesis. Basically, almost as cool as Phoenix. But it’s hard to be THAT cool.

Have you heard any of these ? What is your favorite one?

 

Kara aka Supergirl

Source: Warner Bros. Television

Even though Supergirl’s storyline is quite similar to Superman’s, she’s a kind and cheerful superhero that is liked by many fans. Kara is Superman’s cousin and one of the last surviving Kryptonians, so her abilities are basically the same as Clark Kent has: superhuman strength, speed, vision, flight and more.

The CW released a TV-series that features Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, and Chyler Leigh. Its fifth season is set to premiere October 6, 2019. Before that, Supergirl was portrayed by Helen Slater and Laura Vandervoort.

In the comics, the editors decide to ‘kill’ this character as her storyline became too complicated to follow. That’s why we know Superman as “The Last Son of Krypton”.

Shuri

Source: MCU

T’Challa’s 16-year-old sister who designs new technology for Wakanda. Created by writer Reginald Hudlin and John Romita Jr., Shuri first appeared in Black Panther vol. 4, No. 2 (May 2005). The character, originally written as a Wakanda princess and supporting character, trains and ultimately successfully succeeds his older brother T’Challa, becoming the Black Panther and the ruler of Wakanda in her own right.

Before being tested to become a Black Panther, Shuri was a highly trained martial arts master.  Before the trial, Shuri swallowed Heart-Shaped Herb that gave her increased speed, agility, strength, endurance. Her uniform is made of a vibranium.


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Top 25 Female Superheroes of Marvel and DC Comics - True Power of Women!
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The pop culture centers around many things right now: singers, performers, LGBTQ+, Kardashians, Internet challenges, cute pups, political news and...superheroes. Yes, the world of unreal people with superpowers has basically conquered our own world with the multitude of Disney, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. movies and Marvel/DC Comics.  The stores are full of the various shirt and things with the symbols of superheroes and San Diego Comic-Con is one of the most anticipated events of the year.  Nexter.org has created an ultimate list of female superheroes that features the most powerful, interesting and popular female protagonists, antiheroines, antagonists with the bizarre origin and amazing stories.
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