Whether you’re a fan of the MCU or DCEU, the love for superheroes is all the same. When we think of the iconic heroes from these comics, we often shout out popular names like Batman, Iron Man, Superman, Spider-Man… all names ending in “man.” The truth is, though, that while these guys are saving the world, there are several female counterparts who are also taking names. Let’s shed some light on these marvelous women—we share the top four female superheroes you should know about.
An indispensable member of the X-Men team, Storm’s mutant abilities allow her to control the weather and atmosphere with ease. As the first major female character of African descent, she is a favorite among Marvel fans. Her unique background and special abilities make her an important player in the fight to establish peace and equal rights between mutants and humans. She’s truly a force to be reckoned with.
We guarantee that there are a ton of awesome things you don’t know about Batgirl. An ally of Batman, she’s taken on several personas over the years. An assassin, genius computer hacker, vigilante, information broker, and expert in martial arts—Batgirl holds a strong presence in Gotham and the Batman family. At the end of the day, she’s a fierce survivor and loyal protector.
Before she became a founding member of the Avengers, Black Widow (whose real name is Natalia Alianovna “Natasha” Romanoff) was a KGB operative. A master of martial arts, she was recruited by S.H.I.E.L.D. and established herself as one of their top agents. However, it wasn’t until she was sent undercover to watch Tony Stark that she began her journey to becoming one of the first female avengers. Armed with her Widow’s Bite, you do not want to mess with her.
Known by her real name, Carol Danvers, Captain Marvel is another female superhero you should know about. She was a test pilot for the United States Air Force until she was exposed to a special kind of energy from a light-speed engine. This gave her cosmic powers she would later use to team up with other Marvel superheroes, including the Avengers, and help save the universe. Although her journey wasn’t an easy one, she developed a tough skin that makes her stand out from the crowd.