Hello interweb, Nate here. These ladies aren’t going to be a damsel in distress anytime soon. Today, I’m going to count down the top 10 female superheroes in honors of Mothers Day. The rules are below, now lets get started.
Check out my other Top 10s (or 5s) here.
- DC and Marvel only
- Will be judged by strength, popularity, and awesomeness
- Other unique factors will also be considered
- Must be female to be on this list (duh)
#10 – Black Widow
Formerly a Russian spy, Natasha Romanova eventually became a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. and thus one of the Avengers. Being popularized in recent years by the Avengers movie, the Black Widow relies on her training and fighting skills rather than any superpowers.
#9 – Black Canary
When she was first introduced, Black Canary had no superpowers and just went around fighting criminal organizations. She eventually gained a sonic scream dubbed the “canary cry”. Overall, she’s one of the greater hand-to-hand fighters and one awesome heroine.
#8 – Jean Grey
Being a mutant and one of the core members of the X-Men, Jean Grey has gone under quite a few aliases. Such as Marvel Girl, Phoenix, and Dark Phoenix. In fact, she’s best known for the Phoenix arc of the X-Men comics. To sum it up in as little words as possible, Jean Grey becomes evil and joins a cult (kind of) becoming the Dark Phoenix with her telekinetic powers becoming more flame like. The X-Men returns her to normal and she stays as Phoenix. Overall, she usually has telepathy and telekinesis.
#7 – She-Hulk
After her cousin, Bruce Banner (aka the Hulk), gave her an emergency blood transfusion using his own blood (ew), she gained the same abilities as Bruce Banner but to a lesser extent. She still has the super strength and still gets stronger the angrier she gets, but she is not as strong as the original. But as an upside, she can turn into She-Hulk whenever she wants to.
#6 – Powergirl
The Earth-Two counterpart to Supergirl, Kara Zor-L came to Earth the same way Superman did: her parents put her in a space ship and blasted her off to God knows where. Being a fellow Kryptonian, Powergirl has all the standard Kryptonian powers, including: flight, super strength, super speed, X-ray vision, heat vision, and a few others. Depending on the variation she’s either a villain or a hero, so lets let that slide.
#5 – Wonder Woman
She’s not the first female superhero, although she was the first well-known female superhero. Wonder Woman is a warrior princess of the Amazon from the island known as Themyscira. She is usually depicted as fighting for peace, love, and sexual equality (although I don’t think that swim suit is helping much in that cause). Power wise, she she has super strength, flight, and the ability to block bullets with her bracelets. Which you can buy at your local Wal-Mart for $5.99.
#4 – Raven
Raven is the daughter of the demon Trigon and the human from the alternate dimension Azarath (which is where the “Azarath” in “Azarath Metrion Zinthos” comes from, for you Teen Titan fans). As a result, Raven has the abilities of a demon, including things like: demon form, astral projection, teleportation, flight, levitation, sorcery, psionic abilities, empathy, telepathy, telekinesis, and a whole bunch of other cool abilities, short answer: don’t mess with raven. I’m not sure if there was a similar scenario in the comics, but in the TT cartoons Raven actually had trouble accepting her demonic half and, as a result was kind of anti-social. She was afraid of her destiny of bringing the demon Trigon to our dimension and turning Earth into the closest thing to hell as they’ll on Cartoon Network. You know, for kids!
#3 – Storm
Ok, behind Wolverine and Probably Proffesor X, Storm is the best known X-Men mutant. She has been featured in most X-Men comics, she has been seen in all cartoons and all four X-Men films, and many Video Games. Ororo Munroe is a current member and sometimes leader of the X-Men but was formerly the queen of Wakanda; a fictional area located in Africa. She has the ability to control the weather, thus being one of the more powerful mutants.
The third, and final mutant of the X-Men on this list. Rogue is arguably one of the more dangerous members of the X-Men. This is due to the fact that she can not only put you in a coma just by touching you (needs to be skin-to-skin contact…well that didn’t sound creepy at all), once she does she gains all your abilities and your memories. If contact lasts too long, she could kill you. It’s always been a major conflict around how she can’t even hold hands without protection. All I’ve got to say: I’m glad I’m not her.
#1 – Supergirl
The cousin to the Man of Steel himself: Kara Zor-El, better known as: Supergirl. Supergirl is like Powergirl only she came first and thus is the original Girl of Steel. Like Superman and Powergirl, she’s a Kryptonian from Krypton (no from Pluto) who has all the typical powers of a Kryptonian. Due to the fact that Superman has adapted to Earth and actually holds back a lot of strength when fighting to prevent killing people, Supergirl hasn’t been on Earth long enough to adapt and thus doesn’t hold back as much. This results in her actually appearing to be stronger than the Superman, and if you can make Superman look like a super wimp, your either awesome, or your Bruce Timm or Paul Dini.
Who is your favorite female superhero?
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