8 Super-Heroines Who Could Kick Their Male Counterparts Asses!

Posted on: April 12th, 2013

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With movies like “Iron Man,” “Man of Steel” and the anticipated sequel to “The Green Lantern” with “The Flash,” women have one question: where are the strong female roles? If you want to argue that there aren’t many strong female heroes in comics, you’re dead wrong!

Although many are overly sexualized (something comic companies are currently working to correct) and their powers combined with their costumes resemble a stripper or go-go dancer with rave gloves, there are plenty more that could easily out-do their male counterparts. Hollywood producers take note and call your casting agents, because these ladies are long overdue for a leading role. Comic Super-heroines go far beyond Wonder Woman:


8 & 7 X-Women: Storm and Rogue

(Marvel Comics)

It’s hard to pick one female of the X-Men who’s “better” than the others. Although, if the men and women of the mutant group ever decided to team up against each other, it would be a neck-and-neck battle.

Disastrous forces of nature are one of the most feared aspects of life to most men, and Storm has the ability to create and control it at will. Marvel’s power grid officially rates storm 6/7 for energy projection and and 5/7 for fighting skills, according to the Marvel website. Fans rate her 7/7 and 6/7. Some in her homeland on the Serengeti Plain in Kenya even worship her as a goddess.

A woman’s touch is every man’s ultimate weakness, but Rogue’s is deadly. Rogue’s poison touch combined with her super-strength and flight, which she gained from an altercation with Ms. Marvel when she worked with the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, makes her an unstoppable force. Officials from Marvel and fans both rank the character 7/7 for durability and strength on the power-grid scale, and rate her abilities 6/6.





6. Captain Marvel

(Marvel Comics)

Ex Airforce bad-ass, current cosmically charged superhero Carol Danvers possesses incredible superhuman strength and durability, can fly at roughly half the speed of sound, has a Seventh Sense, can discharge explosive blasts of radiant energy which she fires from her fingertips and is basically a walking WMD.

She also demonstrates the ability to absorb other forms of energy, such as electricity, to further magnify her strength and energy projection, up to the force of an exploding nuclear weapon. When sufficiently augmented, she can withstand the pressure from a 92-ton weight, and strike with a similar level of force.

She also technically outranks Captain America and once notably ripped ‘then’ Venom Mac Gargan right out of his deadly alien symbiote. That’s bad-ass!



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  • Michael Hoffman

    Oh BTW your #6 should be Ms. Marvel not Captain Marvel. Captain Marvel is male.

  • Edward Tiegs

    Who is the blonde girl in the ripped green outfit at the top?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Larry-Cathey/1243216671 Larry Cathey

      That’s Rogue. White streak – not blonde.

  • CentSanJoaquinGal

    The Kitty Pryde thing always struck me as beyond absurd. Phasing planet sized objects. Yeah, I doubt it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Fix06 Mark McCann

      Absurdity! In comic books! Imagine!

    • CentSanJoaquinGal

      Just because it’s a comic book that’s no excuse for being ridiculous. I hear comic writers all the time whining because they aren’t seen as “legitimate” writers the same way novelists are. It begins here.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Fix06 Mark McCann

      Radioactive Spider bite. Spider Powers. Not ridiculous? And that’s nonsense. Comic writers are quite aware of the field they’re working in, and any illegitimacy has been long put to bed by the Alan Moore’s of the comic book world and a pop culture currently dominated by comic book iconography.

    • CentSanJoaquinGal

      Mutation caused by exposure to radiation is a fact. It happens. Therefore, Spider-Man’s origin isn’t as implausible as one would think. Your example fails.

    • Mark McCann

      Yes but not bites from a radioactive Spider. . Stop squirming into semantics to prove your right. You’re wrong. And where this particular arguments concerned you’ve dug yourself a little hole to be wrong in. But by all means keep digging. I don’t mind ;D

  • Rivethead

    None of these women have “counterparts” – they have male teammates.
    Superman and Supergirl would be counterparts.
    Batman and Batgirl would be counterparts.
    Hulk and She Hulk would be counterparts.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Fix06 Mark McCann

      A counterpart is by definition A person or thing holding a position or performing a function that corresponds to that of another person or thing in a different area. Since they all fall into the categry of superhero’s, regardless of specific power sets and by broader definiton – I beg to differ ;D

    • CentSanJoaquinGal

      I think Mark disagrees just to read his own comments.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Fix06 Mark McCann

      I do, I really do ;D