This Marvel Mondays is all about the women. There are a lot of bad*ss ladies in the Marvel Universe that I could include in this post, like Jean Grey, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Woman, Rogue, and Psylocke. But to keep it slightly simple for myself, I picked my 5 favorite women of Marvel from the cinematic universe. These ladies are from the Marvel Studios canon before someone points out Jean Grey and Rogue have been in movies too.
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1. Peggy Carter
What isn't there to love about Peggy? She's the founder of S.H.I.E.L.D. and kept Hydra at bay her entire tenure. Remember when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. confirmed this in the Whitehall arc?
Peggy is a smart and strong woman. She knows her worth and doesn't let the opinions of others deter her from her goals. She is the type of friend I would want to have and I definitely would not want to go to war against her.
2. Black Widow
I have enjoyed watching how her character has grown over the films. She's still the deadly assassin that we first met in Iron Man 2, but she has also become a good friend and no longer just follows orders. Black Widow has taken control of her story. She gets to decide who she wants to be now, not what S.H.I.E.L.D. or anyone else thinks she should be.
Nat is snarky, fun, coy, intelligent, and can take down a whole engine room of men in less than a minute. Who else can't wait to see her and Okoye team up to kick *ss and take names in Infinity War?
3. Lady Sif & Valkyrie
I grouped the Asgardians together because 1. I miss Lady Sif. But I know if she showed up to Ragnarok she would've been killed. And 2. They both possess the hearts of true warrior women. 3. I wanted to include them both but it was already hard to narrow the list down to 5.
Both of these women can outsmart and out fight any man on the battlefield. Despite her past and her pain, Valkyrie returns to Asgard to face down Death. Sif is the only woman in Thor's fight club and proves time and time again why that is so. She even reminds him it was her not anyone else who believed she could become a fierce warrior.
This post isn't just for the heroines. I had to include The Goddess of Death, Hela. The first leading female villain in the MCU brings a fierceness and cunningness to the screen that makes you love her and hate her all at the same time. I love me some Hela. If she wasn't hell bent on destroying everything I think she would be cool to hangout with. Wouldn't you rather be friends with Death than foe?
I'm wondering, okay I'll admit hoping, that since the filmmakers haven't alluded to Mistress Death and Thanos, that Hela will come back from Helheim to once again grace the screen with her presence.
5. The Women of Wakanda
The guys of Wakanda are cool and all, and sure they are great fighters but to me they paled in comparison to the Dora Milage and the other ladies. The women of Wakanda are smart, strong, and fierce. They came to slay and slay they did. Okoye, Nakia, and Shuri stole the movie away from the guys. Sorry not sorry T’Challa.
With a major battle coming to Wakanda in Infinity War we will get to see these ladies back in action. I just hope they all stay safe, because I don't think my heart can take losing one of them.
Because I had to include Nebula. She's a complex character with a lot of layers. In the comic books she is equally battered and more horrendously disfigured. Her storyline in The Infinity Gauntlet series parallels her arc in the movies. They both show her attempt at healing and that underneath it all she isn't bad. A victim and not a villain, tortured for most of her existence. Like Widow, she is finally on a path that she is controlling. She isn't working for her father or Ronan or anyone else. Nebula is out to take back the reigns of her destiny and to kill Thanos in the process.
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You know, unlike a lot of shows and movie franchises, I have a hard time pinpointing which women of Marvel are my favorite. They’re all so well-rounded and have excellent motivations. I think that’s the real strength of all the Marvel movies – and the comic books.
I appreciate how many women heroines star in movies these days. When I was young, there were hardly any.
The black widow has always been my favorite character in all of these movies. Each one of these women definitely represent how tough women are but I have always liked the black widow the best.
As a Marvel fan, I feel that they have really done a lot to advance women characters in to powerful roles. Black Widow sticks out the most for me, as she’s been an Avenger since the first Avengers movie. I am so looking forward to not just watching Infinity War, but to see some of the scenes with her and other amazing women superheroes! I am in 100% agreement with the 5 women of Marvel you selected!
Do you know I’ve never thought about who my favourite women of marvel is – but it really is a universe filled with amazing, powerful women.
It just doesn’t get any better than Peggy Carter. I wish her show had been picked up for another season. My entire family enjoyed it. We are huge superhero fans. Equal opportunity – both Marvel and DC 🙂
I love all of these characters in the Marvel universe! I love my daughter’s seeing them!
I love these strong women of Marvel! I showed them all to my daughter and she cannot wait to see Black Panther now. Hope to see many more powerful women in future Marvel movies!
So many women to love and look up to. I think it’s one of the best things about MCU, because they have a lot of women characters that the kids can learn and draw inspiration from.
I love how many strong, leading women there are in these Marvel movies! As the mother of three daughters, it’s important for them to see that they can also be the hero!
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It’s great to see strong, female characters being represented in these series and films too. It’s so important to have females represented as leaders and strong people, as well as men.
This is it! Someone just mentioned the “New” avengers movie to me and I’ve been looking for info. I adore all the female superhero characters! They are all fantastic, I enjoy these films as much as my boys and it’s so important for them to see strong women on film too!
These are some of my favorites as well. Black Widow is probably my number one favorite. I just really love her!
I absolutely love some of the roles these women play. I think they do such an awesome job!
I really love all women of marvel! They are really awesome and beautiful. Sometimes i imagine myself one of them.
We are fans or Marvel movies over here and the black widow and Peggy Carter are our favorites among these women. Can’t wait to see Avengers Infinity War.
It has been ages since I’ve watched a Marvel film. However, it sounds like I have a lot of catching up to do.
I love how many women heroines star in movies! Black Widow is my favorite!
I can’t wait to watch the infinity wars! I bet its going to be so good!