Some of the most powerful Marvel heroes have been a part of the Avengers team, and of course there have been other favorites as well. Naturally, with that many heroes coming and going, plenty of them have been women. Here we have a list of fifteen of the most powerful female characters to ever have been on the Avengers team.
With the ever-approaching release of Black Widow, it seems appropriate that we revisit the Avengers and take a look at even more powerful women that have graced the ranks of the team — of which there are definitely more than plenty!
It seems odd to kick off this list with a hero that’s been used for comic relief over the years. However, Doreen Green seems to hold a powerful gift. It’s not just her relationship with squirrels! Squirrel Girl appears to be completely unbeatable.
She’s taken down Titans like Thanos and faced insurmountable odds and yet always comes out the other side victorious. It’s an ability that no one can quite understand, but the hero has served on teams like the Great Lakes and U.S.Avengers as a pivotal player.
Janet van Dyne earns her place on this list for a multitude of reasons. For example, she’s one of the five founding members of Avengers – and the only original female of the team. But the Wasp has proven herself to be a formidable hero in her own rights as well. Many know her either in the context of the Avengers, or in context of her relationship with Ant-Man. But Janet has always been a character with strong morals and opinions, and she was never afraid to share them. Nor did she ever let herself become compromised.
The Wasp has abilities that we all know and recognize – the ability to shrink and fly, as well as grow to giant proportions (though the latter with difficulty). But she’s also clever and determined. All of these features resulted in her being a strong leader for the Avengers, when the time called for it.