There are a lot of superheroes spread across Marvel and Dc Comics and, unsurprisingly, most of them are men. There are, however, the female superheroes who help protect the world and stamp their awesomeness in a male-dominated genre. Now, just to let you know, I won’t be ranking any female characters off of the various Marvel tv shows simply because…I don’t watch them. So since that’s out of the way let me start ranking
Nebula, once villain turned hero, is undoubtedly a cool character. The fact that she’s half robot is fascinatingly different and she just simply looks cool. Her story, thanks to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, has also made her much more important in the imminent event of facing Thanos. I read somewhere that in an early draft of the first Guardians of the Galaxy she was going to die at first. I’m so glad they changed that.
Gamora is also one bad lady. Not only is she physically enhanced to the point that she might be able to rival Steve Rogers in at least speed and agility but she’s also just a very awesome character. Unfortunately, neither of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies gave her character room to shine but hopefully Avengers: Infinity War will change that.
5. Scarlet Witch
I’ve liked Scarlet Witch since Avengers: Age of Ultron. Her abilities are pretty sweet, her outfits are cool, the only thing is she, like Gamora, hasn’t been given enough of a storyline yet. Now I’m sure that’ll all change in the next Avengers but that doesn’t keep her being one of the coolest new characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
4. Agent “Peggy” Carter
Don’t let the pretty face fool you, Agent Carter is one of the toughest ladies in Marvel. She isn’t technically a superhero but the fact that she helped found S.H.I.E.L.D and was such an awesome, strong female character in Captain America: The First Avenger, forces her to be on this list. In fact, she was my favorite aspect of the movie. When The First Avenger was kind of corny and not so great she stayed fun to watch throughout the entire film. It’s a shame she couldn’t have been in more movies due to, of course, the timeline.
3. The Ancient One
One of the reasons I enjoyed Doctor Strange so immensely were the characters and The Ancient One contributed highly to that. She not only surprised me greatly but she was downright awesome. The way the movie starts showcases her and her astounding abilities, and throughout the rest of the film, she is a wonderful teacher who has humor, wit and knows how to put people (a certain *cough cough* Doctor Strange) in check when they get a little too rude. Unfortunately, the movie wasn’t centered around her and she was a merely a piece of the puzzle to better tell Doctor Strange’s story and therefore she wasn’t utilized nearly enough as she should have. It really is a shame.
First of all, her only two action scenes are so much fun to watch. The music is epic and grand, her skills are amazing to observe, and she can really kick some acolyte butt. If only she had had maybe two more action scenes, then the movie really would’ve been good.
And secondly, now that she’s dead there won’t be a chance for her to continue being an awesome character. I completely understand the reason for her death though. I mean if she was still alive why would Doctor Strange be worth of any importance? I still wish she could’ve at least had more time in the film than she did.
I really had no clue I was going to like Mantis as much as I do but she has become such a great addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And she has a pretty outfit as well. I like the green and I like that she’s wearing a simple sleeveless tunic, leggings, and boots. I’d totally dress up in that for Haloween.
She’s also such a fun, silly character. Her relationship with Drax is already hilarious. In Avengers: Infinity War what other characters will become her friend? Let me think. Maybe she’ll be best buddies with someone like Falcon, hee-hee, or maybe Scarlet Witch. Oh man, I can’t wait until Infinity War. It’s going to be so good.
1. And last but not least Black Widow
To tell you the truth, I didn’t like Black Widow that much when I first saw her in 2010’s Iron Man 2. She didn’t convince me as the well-trained assassin she was supposed to be. Maybe at the time, she looked a little too young, a little too pretty, I don’t know, but she just wasn’t that great. And then after Captain America: The Winter Soldier I really started to like Natasha Romanoff’s character.
No longer was she just the pretty faced assassin who seemed to be used in the movies as nothing more than a flirtation device. Instead, she did actually have an interesting backstory that became all the more compelling after Age of Ultron. And then after Civil War, I was completely sold on her character.
Not only has she become just as important as Iron Man and Captain America but I’m sure her contribution to Avengers: Infinity War will be just as crucial. She’s also become one of my favorite characters because unlike characters like Thor or Doctor Strange or Iron Man she doesn’t have any special abilities yet she can still hang with the big boys. She relies on her sweet assassin skills and her electric bracers to get her through a fight and it is awesome. In fact, during the fight on the tarmac in Civil War once both sides line up if you’ll notice when they’re charging she goes straight after Ant-Man and can you believe she fights him just as well while he’s shrunken as to when he’s life-sized? That’s how great she is!
And now she’s sporting a blond hair-do in Infinity War. Wow, can she get any cooler?
So that’s my list. I’m quite sure it’ll change after Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Ant-Man and The Wasp and Captain Marvel. All of the female characters coming up are going to be so cool, man I’m excited.
Well, there’s my post. I thank you for reading on this beautiful day and I hope you’ve enjoyed.