Recent Marvel rumors have suggested that a comedic half-hour TV series starring the New Warriors may be coming soon. Currently, Marvel is pitching the show, so there is no confirmation as to whether or not this series will ever come to be. But we can hope, can't we? In the comics, the New Warriors were a superhero team that were filmed like a reality show.
However, one of the major rumors about the series we may be seeing is that it will star Doreen Green, a.k.a. the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. While Squirrel Girl may sound like a lame character to those who don't know her, comic-book readers will know that she is actually a serious badass.
Doreen is nicknamed the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl for a reason - she has yet to be beaten. In fact, she is so powerful, that in the comics she abandoned her superhero team, the Great Lakes Avengers, because they didn't do any work - they expected her to do it all because of how insanely powerful she is.
With abilities like being able to talk to squirrels, having superhuman strength, being able to climb anything, and being able to jump to extraordinary heights, Squirrel Girl seems like the perfect superhero. And, her perfection has been tested. Here are 6 Marvel characters Squirrel Girl has beaten in a fight...
You know that purple guy who's been built up as the big bad of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the past four years? The one that is going to start an Infinity War in the next Avengers? The one that is probably going to defeat our favorite heroes, like Iron Man and Captain America? Squirrel Girl beat him in a fight.
In a rather short fight, Squirrel Girl faced off against Thanos and won with the help of her squirrels. The Watcher, the being who witnesses all of the major events in the Marvel Universe, was present at this fight. If one girl is able to make an impact so large in the Marvel Universe that the Watcher himself must be present for it, then she truly is one powerful superhero.
Believe it or not, Squirrel Girl defeated Wolverine in a hand-to-hand fight. However, Squirrel's Girl's victory isn't credited to her fighting skills in this scenario as much as it is credited to her attractiveness and personality.
Wolverine actually had feelings for the young hero (in fact, they might have actually been dating - the details are quite vague on that, though), and chose not to fight back against Squirrel Girl when they fought. Which of them would win in a legitimate hand-to-hand fight is debatable, but a victory is a victory nonetheless.
One of Squirrel Girl's most valuable skills is identifying the weaknesses of her opponents. Wolverine's weakness was his heart; Thanos's weakness was seemingly squirrels. Squirrel Girl also managed to spot the weakness of yet another of Marvel's strongest characters- Deadpool. His weakness, as many people already know, would be his mouth.
Deadpool can't stop cracking jokes, so you can bet he got a hoot out of Squirrel Girl's name. During a short fight between the two, in which Doreen intended to apprehend Deadpool, Squirrel Girl won because Deadpool simply couldn't stop making jokes about her. He was so distracted by the absurdity of her character that he lost focus in the fight and was easily outmatched by Squirrel Girl.
4. Doctor Doom
Doctor Doom is one of Marvel's greatest villains, who is not only insanely powerful, but insanely smart as well. So how did Squirrel Girl beat this incredible foe? The same way she defeated Thanos. While on Doctor Doom's ship to confront the villain, Doreen called dozens upon dozens of squirrels to her location.
These squirrels did not just smother Doom, but they also ripped open the electric wires of the ship, stopping Doom's evil plans in their tracks. If this seems unrealistic to you, imagine trying to achieve something while countless squirrels cover your body and tear apart your surroundings - Doom was truly outmatched by the most unlikely of foes.
Squirrel Girl's victory over Galactus was like no other victory she has ever had. When Galactus comes to devour Earth for the umpeenth time, only Squirrel Girl can stop him. To reach him, she steals an Iron Man suit and meets Galactus on the moon. Now, this is where things get interesting.
Squirrel Girl and Galactus don't get into a physical fight - instead, they talk. At one point, she talks about when she defeated Thanos, to which Galactus goes on about how Thanos is nothing but a tool. Then, Squirrel Girl finds Galactus a planet full of nuts, which have plenty of nutrients in them. Her angle is that he will get even more strength from the planet with the nuts. The two characters wound up becoming friends, and Galactus did not eat Earth that day. Squirrel Girl proved that words can be more powerful than swords in this arc, and I think that's quite unique for a comic.
6. Pretty Much Everyone Else in the Marvel Universe
Next month, Marvel is releasing the new comic 'The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up The Marvel Universe.' This comic will be similar to previous comics like 'Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe' and 'The Punisher Kills The Marvel Universe,' yet we can imagine it will be a lot less gory.
As this comic is unreleased, we don't know who exactly she beats up just yet, but based on the title of the comic and the pattern of the previous comics, we can imagine she will gain victory over Marvel's greatest characters. This includes the entire Avengers team, Spider-Man, Hulk, the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and maybe even the Guardians of the Galaxy! I'm quite excited to see Doreen Green kick even more butt in this upcoming comic!
Read more about Squirrel Girl...
- Is Ms. Marvel Teaming Up With Squirrel Girl For Marvel's 'New Warriors'?
- Hold On To Your Nuts, We Might Be Getting A Live-Action Squirrel Girl: Marvel Developing A New Warriors TV Series
- 4 Reasons Shannon Purser is the Perfect Choice to Play Squirrel Girl
If you thought Squirrel Girl was just a joke character, you were dead wrong. Her abilities are pretty much that of Spider-Man, except she can summon countless squirrels to do her bidding in place of making a web. That sounds like a pretty great trade, if you ask me.
The absurdity of her abilities has even worked in Squirrel Girl's favor, particularly in her fight against Deadpool, and I think that is seriously cool. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you a tail and the ability to talk to squirrels, become Squirrel Girl.