The Top ranked 15 Female Superheroes ever to have Existed in Superhero Universe
Be it marvel or DC, while superheroes have been given the fame they deserve, superheroines or female superheroes are yet to get the recognition they deserve. But!! With the spate of superhero movies, all that is changing and the likes of Supergirl and Wonder Woman are stealing the limelight. In terms of popularity, we came up with a list of superheroines ranked from 15 to NO 1 and we hope fans will agree. Here are the top 15 female superheroes ever.
During the time when the concept of comic superheroes grew in popularity, there wasn’t much said about females. Sheena the queen of the jungle made an appearance in 1937 but she wasn’t exactly a superhero. Fantomah was widely regarded as the first superheroine but since 1940 it has been Hawkgirl who has made her presence felt in TV and Film with appearances on Arrow and Smallville.
14 The Invisible Woman
Sue Storm has never really held her own possibly because of the stars who played her in movies such as Jessica Alba or Kate Mara. Sue Storm is a comic book legend as part of the fantastic four and is a powerful superhero in her own right. We are yet to see a good version of fantastic four but despite that fact The Invisible Woman is a true super heroine.
13 Ms. Marvel
Bet you may not have heard of Miss Marvel who everyone prefers to call Carol Danvers. Perhaps Miss Marvel may get her wish alongside Brie Larson in the upcoming Captain Marvel movie. The fact remains that she is even more popular than captain marvel having outlasted the male version.
12 Sailor Moon
Among top female superheroes, Manga is a hot topic worldwide and Sailor Moon conceived in 1992 is a new breed of Japanese anime heroines introduced to the west. The Sailor Moon Manga series has now become the world’s most popular series selling 35 million copies becoming popular with men and women.
We loved her in the X Men and Halle Berry as done justice to the character who first appeared in 1975. In the X Men hierarchy, it is Storm who enjoys second place next to Professor Xavier acting as a true leader and mentor in both the comics and the film.
10 The Wasp
We were given sneak glimpses of the wasp in the Ant Man films which is why she rightly enjoys place in this list. She is an important Marvel character and a founding member of the Avengers. The Wasp is also the longest serving member of the Avengers, longer than Captain America.
She-Hulk has taken a back seat to her male counterpart. Created in 1980, she was part of all the Marvel teams being one of the major players aware of her existence since Deadpool in 1991. She Hulk has actually taken on the green personality full time.
8 Black Widow
Although she doesn’t have superpowers, she packs a mean punch and a major super heroine in the Marvel franchise. Since she first showed up in 1964 as a villain she has come a long way to being a superhero gaining even more popularity because of Scarlett Johansson. Natasha Romanov has become a force to reckon with in super heroine world.
7 Jean Grey
Jean Grey became the first woman X Men in 1963. At the time her name was Marvel Girl and was the weakest of all super heroes. But Grey received a makeover in the seventies and became the all powerful Dark Phoenix. Incidentally, she is one of the most powerful super heroines ever created. With Sophie Turner and Famke Janssen doing absolute justice to her, Jean Grey has become even more popular in the eyes of fan’s worldwide.
Batgirl was really soured in Joel Turner’s movie Batman and Robin and it wasn’t because of Alicia Silverstone. Batgirl was conceived in 1961 who post 67 took on the mantle of the oracle after being paralyzed by the Joker. Batgirl has appeared in many TV and film series and is all set to get a solo boost in the upcoming film directed by Joss Whedon.
Did you know that there was a Spider-Girl? She was created in 1998 but led an obscure life inspite of being the longest running comic book with a female lead. Although Spider-Girl doesn’t have a rich history, she has been a significant influence in Marvel.
4 Black Canary
Black Canary has been of the most central comic book super heroines in the history of DC since being created in 1947. The character has appeared in almost all TV shows like Arrow, Smallville, Justice League Unlimited, the Brave and the Bold and Young Justice. She is truly a legend.
Superman’s cousin is as large as life in the form of Kara even though she will always live in Superman’s shadow. She is one of the most popular super heroines on TV having played a significant role in DC comics ever since her creation in 1959. She even has her own popular TV show on CBS titled “Supergirl”.
2 Buffy Summers
Kirsty Swanson was kicking vampire behind much before Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The TV show attracted huge popularity and though both avatars are great, you can’t compete with the Television series. Buffy will go down as one of the best super heroines of all time.
1 Wonder Woman
There’s no denying with the latest power boost by Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman has become one of the best superheroes ever. Wonder Woman held her own since 1942 and was made popular on TV with Lynda Carter playing the character. But the present Wonder Woman is truly a huge presence and it won’t be easy to dethrone her from NO 1.