ByLianne Campbell, writer at
Huge comic book, movie, video game, and pop culture nerd.
Lianne Campbell

There's no doubt that in the world of comic books the male characters often out number the female characters. But there's no denying that within the ranks of female characters they are truly forces to be reckoned with. So here it is, my list of the top 5 females characters we need to see in the MCU!

1. She-Hulk

First Appearance: Savage She-Hulk #1 (1980)

Bio: While needing an emergency blood transfusion, the talented lawyer, Jennifer Walters, was in the midst of dying. In order to save her life, her cousin, and the only person at that critical moment able to give blood, since they both share the same blood type, Bruce Banner (Hulk) was faced with the task of saving his cousin's life. Because of Bruce's blood now flowing inside of her, Jennifer was transformed into the powerhouse, The Savage She-Hulk! While having all of the same powers as her cousin like super-human strength, durability, and a healing factor, she has qualities that the hulk does not. Jennifer, while in her She-Hulk form she can still control her personality, and even her intelligence. Sometimes not being able to control when she goes into or out of her transformation, she can still on occasions control it. She is one female you wouldn't want to arm wrestle!

2. Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)

First Appearance: Marvel Spotlight #32 (1977)

Bio: As a child Jessica grew deathly ill from being over-exposed to uranium poisoning. To cure her, Jessica’s father Jonathan Drew injected her with an untested spider serum. Jessica's father then put her in a genetic accelerator chamber. After coming out of the chamber over decades later, she came out only to look about 18 years of age. She has almost stopped aging all together. From that point on she was given super-human powers and abilities. Later in life she became an agent for Hydra, only to become a double agent for S.H.I.E.L.D. and work against for Hydra whom she had previously worked for. Spider-Woman has super-human strength (lifting over 7 tons), stick to almost any surface like a spider, can project powerful "venom blasts", and can even produce a pheromone that can make any male attracted to her, while it repels females. Beautiful, powerful, and skilled, Spider-Woman is a triple threat you would always want fighting by your side!

3. Black Cat

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #194 (1979)

Bio: Being a daughter of a notorious cat burglar, Walter Hardy, Felicia Hardy later followed in her father's footsteps shortly after college. Black Cat fell in love with Spider-Man. Wanting to be the only woman in his life, she turned to Kingpin to bestow upon her powers of bad luck. With this new obtained power she was able to affect her enemies in her line of sight with unlucky events to come upon them. her suit also enabled her with the ability to life over 800 lbs. Later, she has been apart of a team called Heroes for Hire working with other heroes such as Shang Li, Misty Knight, and Colleen Wing. Felicia has also founded the short-lived Cat's Eye Investigations. Make sure you don't cross paths with this femme-fatal, bad luck is sure to follow!

4. Captain Marvel

First Appearance: Marvel Super-Heroes #13 (1967)

Bio: Carol Danvers, at the young age of 18 had joined the Air Force where she became a pilot, and later working with N.A.S.A. where she became head of security. Being a test subject under the alien race, The Kree, Carol was given a wide variety of truly impressive powers and abilities. First working under the name Ms.Marvel, Carol was given the powers of flight, durability, super-human strength, and blasts of energy from her hands. After the original Captain Marvel (Mar-vell) died of cancer due to over-exposure of a deadly nerve gas, Carol in his honor, took up the mantle as the new Captain Marvel. While giving up the name Ms.Marvel, a fresh face to the super-hero world would soon rise up to then take on the name Carol had then left behind. In the past Captain Marvel has worked with different teams such as The Avengers, The X-Men, The Starjammers, and more! Captain Marvel is truly a woman you don't want to be on the wrong side of!

5. Clea

First Appearance: Strange Tales #126 (1964)

Bio: Clea, rightful heir of ruling the Dark Dimension, she if from ancient line of Faltine beings and has been fighting by Dr.Strange for years. At one time being his lover and his student, she has showed a wide range of different powers such as illusions, telepathy, teleporting, magic bolts of energy, and conjuring objects into her possession. Clea, other than working with the Sorcerer Supreme, Dr.Strange, she has worked with the super-hero team The Defenders fighting alongside Medusa and Valkyrie. She is a truly vibrant character who will be sure to put a spell on you!


Which femme-fatal do you want to see dominate in the MCU? Any vital female characters I left out of the list? Let me know down below!


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