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Female Versions Of Marvel Heroes That Went From Shock Value To Stardom

The MCU is enormous, with tons of Marvel heroes. Countless characters from so many dimensions, timeframes, spaces, and locations have been drawn from nearly eight decades of fantastic Marvel content. Amazingly, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now growing with a lot of badass female superheroes. These women have proven to be among the most incredible, dynamic, powerful, and hard-hitting characters in the world. With that in mind, here’s a list of 5 female versions of Marvel heroes who rose from oblivion to stardom:

1. The Mighty Thor a.k.a Jane Foster

One of the female versions of the Marvel superheroes: The Mighty Hulk.
Jane Foster, Thor Odinson’s past lover, assumes the role of the Mighty Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder.

Even the Mighty Thor was once thought unfit of wielding Mjolnir, and he was substituted by a mysterious woman who embraced his heroic duties while he wandered on Earth. This new Thor, however, did not remain hidden for long. It was disclosed that she was none other than Thor’s long-lost lover Jane Foster, who managed to pick up Mjolnir while battling cancer and was bestowed all of Thor’s abilities, making her one of the most prominent female versions of a popular Marvel hero. Finally, in the upcoming Marvel film Thor: Love and Thunder, we’ll see much more of the Mighty Thor.

2. X-23 a.k.a Laura Kinney

One of the female versions of the Marvel superheroes: X-23.
Created by writer Craig Kyle for the X-Men: Evolution television series in 2003: X-23.

Laura Kinney may be the only person in the world who understands Wolverine’s problems. She was designed to be a flawlessly trained killer using Wolverine’s stolen DNA. Doctor Sarah Kinney was charged by the founders of a top-secret program with duplicating the Weapon X operation that turned Logan into Wolverine. Laura was created as a result of these trials, and she was raised to be a cold-blooded assassin. X-23, on the other hand, was not the sort to let someone else decide her fate, and she eventually managed to flee. She had a tumultuous existence following that, but she eventually worked her way to Charles Xavier and, eventually, the Avengers Academy.

3. She-Hulk a.k.a Jessica Walters

One of the female versions of the Marvel superheroes: She-Hulk.
Created by Stan Lee and artist John Buscema, regarded as the most powerful woman on earth.

Jennifer Walters, Bruce Banner‘s cousin, is She-Hulk, Marvel’s second green mutant. She’s also regarded to be among the most powerful female Marvel heroes. Her blood was contaminated with gamma rays since Bruce had to conduct a blood transfusion on her in an urgent situation to rescue her. Jennifer is able to possess Hulk’s devastating strength because Banner’s blood cells had already been altered by Gamma radiation. Unlike her cousin, however, she retains her intellect as well as her personality in her superhero form.

4. Captain Marvel a.k.a Carol Danvers

One of the female versions of the Marvel superheroes: Captain Marvel.
Carol Danvers or Captain Marvel, portrayed by Brie Larson in the movies.

Captain Marvel is one of the most powerful Marvel heroes that breaks all gender stereotypes. This is proved by the fact that she is one of the few whose female form is more well-known than her male counterpart. Captain Marvel developed her powers after being caught in an explosion of radioactive energy. She also has a supernatural sense that allows her to predict danger before it occurs. Interestingly, this female superhero is so powerful that the Avengers were said to keep her at bay during Thanos’ battle.

5. Lady Punisher a.k.a Lynn Michaels

Female version of Marvel Superheroes - Lady Punisher
Lady Punisher

Lynn Michaels, a police officer who had previously worked with Frank Castle to eradicate organized crime, assumed the role of the Punisher for a while. She took on the role of the Lady Punisher after believing that Frank Castle martyred himself in an attempt to demolish a building full of mobsters. She had a great run in the ’90s, knocking out all kinds of scumbag criminals in a long leather jacket and a skull-marked bustier. Eventually, she went on to become an undercover agent for S.H.I.E.L.D.

Written by Alfeeya Pathan

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