ByDeanna Eichelberger, writer at Creators.co
Deanna Eichelberger

Batman, Superman, The Flash, and so on. If you asked any person if they could name their favorite superhero, or if they knew any superheros most of the time these would be the top choices that people would name. Batman and Superman are the figureheads of the DC universe, just like Captain America and Iron Man are figureheads of the Marvel Universe. Only recently though, people have become a lot more accepting of all the female heroes. One of the better examples in the DC Universe is having a Supergirl TV show with DC's first TV show with a female lead. If this trend continues we will be seeing a lot more powerful females finally getting some credit to the success of DC like Wonderwoman in DC's latest movie, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Catwoman in DC's Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy last movie; the Dark Knight Rises . Still though, there are many other powerful female heroes that have not had the chance or have not been considered popular enough to be a part of DC's TV or movie life. So here are 10 female heroes (in no particular order) that are just as important as the men of the DC world.

10. Huntress


Huntress from the comics
Huntress from the comics

Helena Bertinelli, born into one of Gotham's notorious mafia families became a vengeful and violent vigilante going after all those who killed her family. Although she has become close with some of the other heroes like her partners on certain occasions, the Birds of Prey, but her tactics are still considered harsher then most.

9. Black Canary


Caity Lotz as the Black Canary on Arrow
Caity Lotz as the Black Canary on Arrow

Dinah Lance was born into a family full of crime fighters; her mom was a vigilante and her dad was a cop. She grew up around other heroes, and after years of training, she assumed the identity and legacy of her mother as Black Canary. (If you follow the story line on Arrow it has some resemblance to the comics but most of Arrow's Black Canary is different from her comic counterpart)

8. Stargirl


Stargirl in Cartoon form
Stargirl in Cartoon form

A junior member of the Justice Society of America and the JSA All-Stars. Stargirl originally operated as the Star- Spangled Kid using Sylvester Pemberton's Cosmic Converter Belt, but when Jack Knight left her the Cosmic Staff, she adopted the name Stargirl. With the belt and staff he carries on the legacies of Starman and Star- Spangled Kid.

7. Supergirl


Melissa Benoist as Supergirl on Supergirl
Melissa Benoist as Supergirl on Supergirl

Supergirl is just like Superman (except for you know being a girl). Her origins are the same as her cousin and she has partnered with all of the same heroes as Superman has and other heroes on this list like Batgirl, who in some of stories is her best friend.

6. Catwoman


Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises
Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises

She has made countless comic book appearances since her debut in 1940's Batman #1 and has been portrayed by countless people including to Oscar nominated actresses. Two of those actresses being Michelle Pfeiffer in Tim Burton's classic film "Batman Returns" and Anne Hathaway in director Christopher Nolan's critically acclaimed blockbuster "The Dark Knight Rises." Also shes been featured in basically every single Batman video game.

5. Vixen


Megalyn Echikunwoke as Vixen on Arrow
Megalyn Echikunwoke as Vixen on Arrow

Speed of a cheetah, charging force of a bull, and the ferocity of a tiger. Mari McCabe has all the strengths, abilities, and attributes of anyone in the animal kingdom. She is able to channel these abilities due to her magical family heirloom to battle those who would harm the natural world as the super hero Vixen.

4. Starfire


Cartoon version of Starfire
Cartoon version of Starfire

A princess who became a slave, then a warrior, than a superhero. Starfire is a powerful alien warrior princess who has partnered with teams like the Teen Titans in some cases the Outlaws, but most know her for her partnership and relationship with Dick Grayson a.k.a Nightwing.

3. Raven


Comic version of Raven
Comic version of Raven

Emotions drive people. Love prompts people to do something crazy, sadness can throw you into lethargy, anger leads to violence, and for Raven this is the same. Raven's emotions (any extreme emotion she feels) can and will unleash her demonic side and which can cause her to destroy the world.

2. Batgirl


Batgirl from Batman Arkham Knight DLC
Batgirl from Batman Arkham Knight DLC

A prodigy ahead of her time? Check. Fought toe-to-toe with Gotham’s most unsavory? Double-check. Bailed out the Dark Knight on countless occasions? Capital C check.

(DC Comics)

(Could not have said it better myself)

1. Wonderwoman

Gal Gadot as Wonderwoman in Batman v. Superman .
Gal Gadot as Wonderwoman in Batman v. Superman .

Diana Prince is a powerful Amazonian Superhero who stands with DC's figureheads and Superhero legends Batman and Superman. She is basically the stuff of legends. She has fought among other people like The Flash and Green Lantern. With her golden lasso in hand with her golden head band she is a defender of the Earth who stands above all.

So, there you have it. These are my picks for the best female characters in the DC Universe. I hope you enjoyed and let me know in the comments who you think is the best of all.

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