5 Marvel Swordwomen Who Could Give One Piece’s Zoro a Run For His Money

These 5 Marvel comics swordswomen stand as a worthy opponents for Roronoa Zoro from One Piece.

5 Marvel Swordwomen Who Could Give One Piece’s Zoro a Run For His Money


  • Roronoa Zoro from One Piece is one of the most iconic swordsmen in popular culture out there.
  • However, Marvel has also seen plenty of iconic sword-wielding characters, with some of them making it to the MCU.
  • This includes the likes of Valkyrie and Gamora, who have in recent years features in MCU movies.
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Roronoa Zoro, a.k.a “Pirate Hunter” Zoro, is a main combatant of the Straw Hat Pirates and one of their two swordsmen. Formerly a bounty hunter, he is the second member of Luffy’s crew and was the first to join it. Despite being an excellent swordsman, he has a poor sense of direction.

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Many fictional characters in the different franchises wield a sword. Some argue that Zoro doesn’t stand a chance in front of them, but there is no end to this debate and fans can only conclude by comparing their abilities. Marvel has introduced many characters who mastered sword fighting and some of the best characters are swordswomen. Here are 5 swordsmen from Marvel comics who will be a tough competition for Roronoa Zoro.


1) Valkyrie

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Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie in Thor: Love and Thunder

Valkyrie, also known by her Asgardian name Brunnhilde, is often seen in battles with her winged horse Aragorn and enchanted sword Dragonfang. Her determination and remarkable skills certainly make her a good opponent for Zoro. In the MCU, Tessa Thompson played the role of Valkyrie and was appointed as the new ruler of New Asgard by Thor.

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2) Elektra

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Jennifer Garner as Elektra in Elektra (2005)

Elektra is a highly trained assassin who wields a pair of sai as her primary weapons. The deadly character has a strong knowledge of martial arts and weaponry. Although she always prefers to use sai, she is also highly skilled with the katana, daggers, three-section staff, and shuriken. Physically, she is like an Olympic-level athlete, making her a strong contender for Zoro.

3) Kate Pryde

Kitty Pryde in Marvel comics
Kitty Pryde in Marvel comics

Kitty Pryde is well-known for having the ability to pass through solid matter by passing her atomic particles through the spaces between the atoms of the object through which she is moving. Over the years, Pryde has showcased another remarkable skill as she was able to wield the Soulsword, surprising fans that she possesses good swordplay and physical combat skills.


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4) Psylocke II

Olivia Munn as Psylocke
Olivia Munn as Psylocke in the 2016 film X-Men: Apocalypse

Two characters were called Psylocke in Marvel Comics as the first Psylocke, Elizabeth Braddock transferred her mind into the body of the assassin Kwannon. Kwannon, a.k.a Psylocke II was formerly The Hand’s prime assassin and after the body swap, she gained the power to generate a katana and other bladed weapon constructs composed of psionic energy.


5) Gamora

Zoe Saldana as Gamora
Zoe Saldana as Gamora

Gamora was trained by Thanos, making her an expert with any weapon, and even once wielded the Godslayer sword. With her excellent fighting skills, incredible tracking sense, and regenerative abilities, she is often labeled as “the deadliest woman in the universe.” Actress Zoe Saldaña played the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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