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    Posted on Dec 11, 2017

    27 Kick-Ass Female Superheroes You'll Love If Wonder Woman Is Your Favorite

    Jessica Jones fighting crime with one hand and sipping a drink with the other is my 2017 aesthetic.

    1. Barbara Gordon/Batgirl

    DC Comics

    While Barbara Gordon has taken on several superhero identities, her most notable is Batgirl. Batgirl operates in Gotham City and often fights alongside Batman and Robin. You can read about Batgirl's adventures in the comics and a Batgirl film is currently in production.

    2. Kara Danvers/Supergirl

    DC Comics, The CW

    What's not to love about the girl of steel? Supergirl kicks some serious butt while she's protecting National City. Using her incredible powers of strength, flight, and heat vision, she's a force to be reckoned with. You can currently catch Supergirl on The CW's Supergirl.

    3. Okoye

    Marvel / Disney, Marvel Comics

    Okoye is the head of the Dora Milaje, the all-female soldiers that protect Wakanda and the king from harm. And yes, that's just as badass as you think it is. You can catch Okoye and her badass team of soldiers in Marvel's Black Panther in 2018.

    4. America Chavez/Miss America

    Marvel Comics

    First appearing in 2011, America Chavez is Marvel's first Latino-American LGBT character. She has superhuman strength and speed, and she's a kick-ass fighter. America Chavez officially got her own solo comic book series in 2017. Also, be on the lookout for Marvel's recently announced series featuring America.

    5. Dinah Laurel Lance/Black Canary

    DC Comics, The CW

    A staple in the DC Comics universe, Black Canary is a vigilante that fights injustice using martial arts and her signature "Canary Cry." In most iterations, she works alongside Green Arrow and is his primary love interest. You can currently catch Dinah Drake as Black Canary on Arrow.

    6. Valkyrie

    Marvel Comics, Marvel / Disney

    Valkyrie first appeared in The Defenders comics and fought alongside heroes like the Hulk, Doctor Strange, and the Silver Surfer. She’s sometimes known by the name Brunnhilde, but she always kicks serious ass on behalf of Asgard. Valkyrie finally made it to the big screen in Thor: Ragnarok.

    7. Dr. Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn

    DC Comics, Warner Bros. Pictures / DC Entertainment

    The super-villain we can't help but love, Harley Quinn is most notably part of the Suicide Squad and a longtime accomplice of the Joker. Despite her villainous intentions, Harley Quinn is an amazing female character and incredible addition to the DC universe. You can see Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad and an upcoming solo film.

    8. Captain Marvel

    Marvel Comics

    Captain Marvel is one of Marvel's fiercest superheroes. Her identity has been given to numerous female characters throughout Marvel's long history. Currently, Carol Danvers has assumed the identity to fight crime and protect those in need. Brie Larson will bring the character to life in Marvel's Captain Marvel in 2019.

    9. Selina Kyle/Catwoman

    FOX, DC Comics

    While originally conceived as a villain, Catwoman has become one of Batman's most notable love interests/partners. Working as a burglar in Gotham, Selena Kyle uses her flexibility, bullwhip, and burglary skills to fight crime. Selina Kyle/Catwoman can currently be seen on FOX's Gotham.

    10. Nico Minoru

    Marvel Comics, Marvel / Hulu / Via marveltvladies.tumblr.com

    A member of the teen group known as the Runaways, Nico Minoru wields a powerful staff that allows her to summon and manipulate magic. Upon learning she’s the daughter of superpowered villains, she leaves and joins the rest of the runaways. Follow Nico's journey in the comics as well as in Hulu's The Runaways.

    11. Jessica Jones

    Marvel Comics, Netflix / Marvel / Via ridleydaisy.tumblr.com

    A foul-mouthed, heavy drinking, kick-ass vigilante, Jessica Jones uses her super strength to keep the streets of NYC safe. Founder of Alias Private Investigations, Jessica is all about standing up for the little guy. You can follow Jessica in Netflix's Jessica Jones or in her own comic book series.

    12. Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch

    Marvel Comics, Marvel / Disney

    Historically a member of The Avengers, Scarlet Witch has the incredible ability to alter and manipulate reality. She is often seen fighting alongside her twin brother, Quicksilver, as well as Vision, who she often has a romantic relationship with. You can see Scarlet Witch in numerous Marvel films such as Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War.

    13. Sara Lance/White Canary

    The CW

    A character created for The CW's "Arrowverse," Sara Lance has died and come back to life multiple times because she’s that badass. Skilled in martial arts, Sara Lance has fought crime under The Canary and now White Canary monikers. You can catch Sara captaining the Waverider on Legends of Tomorrow.

    14. Alex Danvers

    The CW

    Originally created for the "Arrowverse," Alex is an agent at the DEO and Supergirl's adoptive sister. From keeping the streets of National City safe to kicking some serious alien ass, Alex is not someone you want to mess with. You can watch Alex on The CW's Supergirl.

    15. Nakia

    Marvel / Disney, Marvel Comics

    Nakia is another member of the Dora Milaje. She's an undercover operative and basically the closest thing Wakanda has to a secret agent. You can catch Nakia in Marvel's Black Panther in 2018.

    16. Mera

    DC Comics, Warner Bros. Pictures / DC Films

    Often portrayed as Aquaman's wife, Mera has always been a staple of DC Comics and the Aquaman series. Her powers include superhuman strength, speed, and Atlantean aquatic physiology. Recently, she appeared in Zack Snyder's Justice League.

    17. Iris West

    DC Comics, The CW

    Iris West is a journalist and the wife of Barry Allen/The Flash. In The CW's The Flash, Iris becomes one of the main leaders on Team Flash as they fight meta-humans in Central City.

    18. Renee Montoya

    DC Comics

    Renee Montoya is mainly known for being a hard-ass, intuitive, and heavy drinking detective at the Gotham City Police Department. She is often portrayed aiding Batman when he needs help. Most recently, Renee has taken over the superhero identity Question.

    19. Gamora

    Marvel Comics, Marvel / Disney

    A member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Gamora is the adopted daughter of Thanos, and the last of her kind. Not only is she a skilled knife thrower, but she also has exceptional agility and accelerated healing. Gamora is featured in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.

    20. Daisy "Skye" Johnson/Quake

    Marvel / ABC

    Notably seen in ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the series depicts Daisy as an Inhuman who can sense vibrations and create earthquakes. She is a hacktivist and S.H.I.E.L.D. recruit who later becomes an agent. Daisy fight under the superhero name Quake.

    21. Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl

    The CW, DC Comics

    Several versions of Hawkgirl have appeared in DC Comics. Most of the time, she works closely with her partner/romantic interest Hawkman. She always wields medieval weapons and even has wings. She was most recently seen in Season 1 of Legends of Tomorrow.

    22. Janet van Dyne/Wasp

    Marvel Comics, Marvel / Disney

    Similar to Ant Man, Wasp has the ability to shrink down to a height of only a few centimeters. She also has bionic wings and can fire energy blasts at her enemies. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Wasp's alter ego is Hope van Dyne. You can catch Evangeline Lilly as Wasp in Ant Man and the upcoming Avengers Infinity War.

    23. Karolina Dean/Lucy in the Sky

    Marvel Comics, Hulu / Marvel

    Another member of the Runaways, Karolina Dean is the daughter of super-powered criminals who she quickly learns were actually alien invaders. She has the ability to absorb and re-radiate solar energy, which can be used to fight crime. Karolina can be seen in Hulu's The Runaways.

    24. Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk

    Marvel Comics

    A highly skilled lawyer, Jennifer Walters is the cousin of Bruce Banner. She gained her powers after receiving an emergency blood transfusion from Bruce. She-Hulk experiences a milder version of the Hulk's condition, but she retains most of her personality.

    25. Ororo Munroe/Storm

    Marvel Comics, 20th Century Fox / Marvel Entertainment

    Storm is an official member of the X-Men and has the ability to manipulate and control the weather. She’s seen as one of the most powerful mutants in the X-Men universe. Storm was most notably played by Halle Berry in the X-Men films.

    26. Felicity Smoak

    The CW

    A character created for Arrow, Felicity Smoak is Team Arrow's resident hacker. While mostly stationed behind a computer, Felicity is a vital asset in tracking down and apprehending villains in Star City.

    27. And finally, Natasha Romanova/Black Widow

    Marvel Comics, Marvel / Disney

    First introduced as a Russian spy and adversary for Iron Man, Black Widow quickly became a fan favorite. Later defecting to the US, she joins S.H.I.E.L.D. and becomes a member of the Avengers. Scarlett Johansson has played Black Widow in the Marvel films, making her debut in Iron Man 2.

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