Infographic Ranks Marvel's Most Badass Female Characters

Saturday, 22 August 2015 - 2:23PM
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Saturday, 22 August 2015 - 2:23PM
Infographic Ranks Marvel's Most Badass Female Characters
We may have to wait a few years to (finally) get a female-led Marvel superhero movie, but Marvel Comics is rife with badass female characters. This new infographic from Morph Costumes ranks the major female characters of Marvel Comics, in order of badassery.

Marvel's Most Badass Female Characters

The methodology of the rankings are unclear, and actually slightly inexplicable. We would expect the "badass" rating to be the average of the other factors, which include "fighting skills" and "strength," although we're kind of glad it didn't, because it wouldn't have been much fun if personality weren't taken into account.

And just for fun, here's our equally subjective ranking of the female superheroes of the MCU (not including Captain Marvel or Jessica Jones, because we haven't seen them yet):

Agent Carter


Ranking Female Superheroes of Marvel Universe
Ranking Female Superheroes of Marvel Universe

Know. Your. Worth.

(And yes, I know she's not technically a superhero, but she may as well be.)

Scarlet Witch




The cinematic version of Scarlet Witch is the ultimate badass, as she's essentially omnipotent and can take on all of the Avengers without sustaining a scratch. We still say she should have been the villain in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Mockingbird




Bobbi Morse aka Mockingbird has become one of the breakout characters of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and is the definition of a badass. Give her her own movie, please!

Black Widow




Black Widow is definitely a badass, but she's also uncomfortably used to reinforce gender stereotypes (women use their sexuality to get ahead, infertile women are deficient in some way) and fulfill old-fashioned male fantasies (seriously, who could fight well in that leather catsuit?). 

Gamora




Like Black Widow, the character herself is a badass, but her role in Guardians of the Galaxy was mostly reduced to the love interest. 

Daisy Johnson




Skye has generally been somewhat hit-or-miss, although she's been markedly improved since she embraced her superhero origins and started to become Daisy Johnson/Quake.

Wasp




She's not quite a superhero in her own right yet, as she was relegated to scowling and being jealous of Scott Lang's superpowers in Ant-Man. But now she's finally getting her turn, and it's "about damn time."

Elektra




Yes, I know, this version of Elektra was made by 20th Century Fox, but we're still mad about it. Hopefully the version in the second season of Daredevil will fare better, and won't be reduced to the blatantly fridged love interest.
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