Top 5 Female Superheroes

By on May 27, 2013
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Female superheroes do not get enough credit. Everything is about the boys, from Batman to Iron Man; and Captain America to Thor. Women are usually relegated to sidekicks or bit-part eye candy. But, as Lara Croft from Tomb Raider fame proved, female superheroes can hold their own. Here are the top 5 female superheroes we want to see in action more often.


1. Supergirl

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Supergirl is Superman’s cousin. She has similar powers and similar vulnerabilities, such as kryptonite. She even dresses similar to Superman, although the tight trousers are substituted for a short skirt. Superman is one of the most enduring and popular superheroes, so it stands to reason that Supergirl tops our list of females.


2. Wonder Woman

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Wonder Woman is a warrior princess of the Amazons, a nation of all-female soldiers in Greek Mythology. She has superhuman powers like increased strength and fighting abilities, and she has weapons, including the Lasso of Truth. A television series on Wonder Woman lasted for four years in the 1970s starring Lynda Carter.



3. Ms Marvel

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Ms Marvel was born from a fusion of alien Kree genes and human genes. She has superhuman strength and is almost indestructible. She can fly and can set off explosive blasts from her fingertips.



4. Black Widow

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Black Widow started off life as a Russian spy but defected to the United States and became one of the Avengers. She is intelligent, an expert tactician, a world class athlete, an expert at martial arts, very strong, and a weapons’ specialist.


5. Jean Grey

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Jean Grey is one of the founding members of the X-Men. So she is a mutant, with telepathic and telekinetic powers.  She can read and control minds as well as control objects with her own mind. She can also be transformed into the Phoenix Force which allows her to survive in any atmosphere, fly through space, and create stargates.

About Damien McGinley

Damien is a professional writer, qualified journalist, father, husband, expert jam-on-toast spreader, rugby fan, and experienced player of games involving dressing up like a knight and building forts. Hails from Belfast.

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