Are you a Marvel fan, just like us? Tell me, who are your favorite Marvel women characters from the Marvel universe?
I know the answer could be conflicting, considering the vast female characters you have in the marvel universe as well as the Marvel cinematic universe.
Have you ever wondered what makes these characters so special? What makes them such a powerful character that so many people like to follow them? Why do so many people connect to these characters instantly?
You may ask what the difference between the Marvel universe and the Marvel cinematic universe is. Let me take you down the lane of this vast sci-fi, fantasy universe of the Marvel universe.
The idea of creating this universe was initiated by a few iconic American comic book writers/editors- Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, and Carl Burgos, who came together to create the world of Superheroes. First through comic books which later became the powerful fantasy characters that we today witness on the big screen.
Martin Goodman made the company Marvel Comics under Timely publications in 1939. The first comic book to be officially published under the Timely publications was the Human Torch.
This character made its first appearance according to the comic books in Namor the Sub-Mariner. This comic book proved to be a hit.
The writers decided to introduce another powerful character that symbolizes patriotism following the success. This idea gave birth to one of the most iconic characters in the Marvel universe- Captain America by the writer/ artist Joe Simon, collaborating with Jack Kirby – Comic book artist. This powerful character was first featured in the series of comic books in Captain America Comics #1.
Thus began the massive production of the Marvel comics. In the 1960s, Stan Lee made a new revolution changing the perception towards superheroes to the audience.
Now, the comics were targeted more towards the older audience highlighting the adult issues. The older audience appreciated the modern comics of marvel characters as well.
The first superhero team to be formed in this fantasy was the Fantastic Four. This showed a wider spectrum of all the characters in the Fantastic Four reaching the adult audience personally.
The following book was The Amazing Spiderman series, which gained huge popularity because of its story portrayal of a teenager- Peter Parker, who faced problems similar to what most teenagers face and lacked confidence. This reached the audience personally and could identify that such issues could happen to anyone.
What makes Marvel unique is that they also depict a strong background story of all the superheroes that led them to become brave superheroes.
This helps the audience to understand these characters better and get a closer look at their lives that inspired them to be a superhero.
This was quite different from the traditional portrayal of characters in other comic books.
They highlighted the importance of showing the characters naturally, both superheroes and anti-heroes. Many powerful characters have been seen in their most vulnerable form, turning into a superhuman.
Example like- Thor, Hulk, Ant-Man, Black Panther, Jessica Jones.,Daredevil, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and many more. Even these characters were strongly depicted in the developing era of the Marvel comics, gaining a big title in the comic world.
Marvel made its identity in the superhero comics gradually over the years and started expanding its line of comics by introducing more new marvel characters. They even surpassed its major competitor, D.C. comics.
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Marvel Entertainment Group was sold to Toy Biz in 1997, forming a new company- Marvel Enterprise. Under this enterprise, the new comics were published, and many characters were introduced to reach an audience of the new generation. Characters like X men, Spiderman, and Blade were introduced in a comics series.
Later, a few of these characters under the company’s property were adopted in films, bringing them to the big screen in the early 2000s. This brought a new revolution to the Marvel entertainment group.
In 2009 August, Walt Disney acquired Marvel Comics, and the books were released in graphic novels.
This revolutionized Marvel comics, and bigger characters were coming to people’s attention. The Marvel Cinematic universe was thus formed (MCU).
This franchise produces films based on the Marvel comics. The first film under this franchise was- Iron Man (2008), which proved to be a hit in cinemas, as it gave a new genre of films depicting the stories of superheroes.
MCU releases not only movies but also various TV shows. The adaptations of these superheroes in films and tv series gradually gained huge popularity, and the rest is history.
Now talking about the most powerful female characters of Marvel. Who do you think is the most powerful character? Not sure?
Well, read out this article on the most powerful Marvel female characters.
Powerful Marvel Women Characters
1. Jean Grey
The first character that we will discuss is a strong character from the X-Men series. She is known by many names, like the Dark Phoenix Marvel Girl. She is a member of the subspecies of humans known as Mutants.
Mutants are born with superhuman powers, and Dark phoenix was one of them who gained telekinetic powers and telepathic powers.
She realized that she had these powers at a very young age and used it to help people. She is portrayed as a kind and nurturing figure. But, she is also forced to deal with the Dark phoenix force, which greatly suppresses her power, making her weak and vulnerable.
She has faced death several times, but she always fights it and comes back strongly.
She is an essential character in the Marvel characters. She is mostly seen in the X Men series and the other characters like Cyclops, Her father/ mentor figure Charles Xavier, her best friend Storm, and her love interest Wolverine.
She is considered the most powerful character in the universe. She is so powerful that sometimes even she loses control of her power, and her mentor Professor X had to put limits in her brain to restrain her powers.
Well, if it might interest you, this character recently got an entire web series that portrayed her as a very strong character. You might know this character with her other name- Wanda Maximoff.
She first made her appearance in the X-men series. Still, she was popularly recognized as an Avenger after her debut in the Avengers movies- The Avengers Age of Ultron with her twin brother Pietro. These twins are considered to be unstoppable when together. They possessed the power of great speed.
She is considered one of the most powerful characters in the MCU. You might ask, what’s her power? Well, she can shape reality into what she wants it to be.
She possesses chaos magic that gives her the ability to delude people’s minds and control their thoughts.
You don’t want to mess with her.
Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)
Oh, this female character doesn’t need an introduction. Does she? Well, if it might click you, she appeared as an Avenger and even has her own movie.
She is Carol Danvers, and her powers include- speed, stamina, flight, adding that she is also smart and brave, making her character a strong female figure in the Marvel universe.
Her physical strength was immeasurable. She was willing to take down Thanos on her own. I might as well remind you of the scene from The Avengers Endgame, where she almost got Thanos and defeated half of his army with her superhuman strength.
This should be clear why she is one of the strongest female Marvel characters.
Jane foster was Thor’s love interest, and they were romantically involved with each other after Thor first arrived on Earth.
He came to Earth as his father banished him from Asgard for having too much pride in gaining his position as a King. He also lost the weapon Mjolnir that he was worthy enough to yield before being banished to Earth.
According to the comics, Jane Foster carryforwards Thor’s legacy by yielding that hammer that Thor once possessed.
She gained enough powers upon yielding that hammer, so much that it affected her underlying health conditions. But yet, she fought bravely and never stood back. This made her a mighty women warrior and a female character to look up to.
Susan Storm is worshipped as a tribal goddess and was a part of the X- men team. However, her original name is Ororo Munroe. She was first seen in the giant X-men number one release in 1975. Her father was an American Journalist, and her mother was a Kenyan princess.
She lost them at a very young age, due to which she lived in poverty. Her fellow superhero was a Black Panther, the ruler of Wakanda Kingdom.
She is the invisible woman wife of Richard Reeds, the mother of the most vital being on the planet Franklin Richard.
The storm is the first female character to appear of African descent. She has been featured in all the movies of the X-men series. She has been a part of the Avengers team and Fantastic Four also.
Also known as Miss America, she is an L.G.B.T.Q. character who first appeared in Vengeance no.1.
Miss America is soon going to get an individual series in the upcoming projects of Marvel, which would portray her entire story. She has extra-dimensional energy and can break through dimensions without any effort.
She is known to be inspired by Captain Marvel and her ideologies. According to the comic books, she later joined the Young Avengers and starred in her series.
Her powers are known to be similar to that of Captain Marvel. So clearly, even she is one of the strongest characters in Marvel.
Many people’s favorite character from Marvel films is this character, also known as Natasha Romanoff. Black widow is a skilled assassin who worked for the Russian army and was considered a perfect killing machine by Hydra.
She was forced to join the red room that used Russian girls to their advantage of gaining powers and served forcefully for the Soviet Union.
She has worked in spy organizations, carried a trail of blood in her past, and served the Soviet Union forcefully. She also served as a personal assassin for Hydra.
Having regrets from her past, she decided to keep them behind in her life and move on by using her strengths to a greater advantage of the world. She was hired by Nick Fury, a respected member and a brave agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. She later became a member of the Avengers.
She is considered the bravest Avenger, for she sacrificed herself to save the Earth and bring down Thanos.
Her sacrifice would always be remembered in the history of Marvel comics.
She is the great-niece of Peggy Carter, the honorable founder of the S.H.I.E.L.D., and has the codename Agent 13.
She was first seen in Captain America Civil war movie, in which she served as an agent under the direct order of Nick Fury to go alongside Captain America.
She helped resist the uprising of Hydra, the organization which created a loophole from within the S.H.I.E.L.D. She helped Steve Rogers give the location of Bucky Barnes to protect him from the bad treatment of Hydra.
Later, she went on to work under the C.I.A. and was located at the Joint Counter Terrorist Center. She has been seen as the Power Broker in Madripoor in the series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
This series was recently released in 2020 as a Disney+ series. This series is supposedly going to have a sequel that might show the hidden secret identity of the Power Broker.
Marvel is a vast universe that will continue to bring more female characters and other characters into this fictional world. These are just a few of the powerful female characters from Marvel that stays with us, and we resonate and get inspired from them.
These characters’ story arc will continue to evolve over the years, making them figures to look up to. These characters’ legacy will be passed on to the future superheroes in the stories which will continue to inspire future generations.
These are just a few of the major characters from the MCU whose powers are considered immeasurable and have made their mark by fighting against evil bravely.
So, that’s all we have for you, for now. Do let us know your favorite female character from Marvel in the comment section.