8 Female Superheroes Who Can Hold their Own Against Male Superheroes
Women are certainly not the weaker sex as can be seen by the existence of female superheroes who can give a tough fight to the glorified male superheroes. These women are epitomes of strength, righteousness and power, who show that the days when women were considered damsels in distress, are long gone. These are 8 such female super heroes who certainly deserve as much importance as male super heroes.
1. Invisible Woman
The Invisible Woman was a part of the Fantastic Four series of movies in which she was portrayed by the stunning Jessica Alba. As her name suggests, this Marvel Comics' superhero's power is invisibility. A cosmic storm in which she was involved, gave her the power to manipulate light, energy and invisibility. Her real name is Susan "Sue" Storm Richards and she was the first female superhero to be created by the comics giant.
When Supergirl made her debut, she was though of as a romantic interest for Superman but she turned out to be his cousin. She was created in 1959 and shares the same super powers as her male cousin does. Her real name is Kara Zor-El and she is the last survivor of Argo City. Several versions of Supergirl have appeared over the years including Power Girl and Ariella Kent.
3. Wonder Woman
If Captain America is the protector of his nation, then Wonder Woman isn't any less. With her golden lasso she puts offenders to book and shows them the way to righteousness. She boasts of having power rivaling that of Superman and a warrior's spirit equal to Batman. Of course, her sexy appearance adds to her overall charm.
Catwoman is popularly known through the movies that were made on this character in which Anne Hathaway, Halle Berry and several others portrayed it with stunning performances. She shares a love-hate relationship with Batman and is not your typical miss goody two shoes. As her name suggests, she has a catty side to her and spares no mercy for men who do wrong. Catwoman is a superhero who operates in a somewhat gray area.
Storm's real name is Ororo Munroe and she is the reigning queen of the fictional African nation of Wakanda. Halle Berry has portrayed her character in the X-Men series of movies in which she shows off her super powers - the ability to control the weather, as can be seen by her name, magical powers and resistance to extreme climate. This superhero can really hold her own when it comes down to fighting a battle.
6. Black Canary
This DC Comics superhero is easy recognizable in her shiny black costume. She is a martial arts expert and is married to superhero Green Arrow. Black Canary is well known for the "Canary Cry", a high powered sonic scream that not only shatters objects but also disorients her enemies. Black Canary, whose real name is Dinah Drake, was also a member of the Justice League and had a short stint with Justice League International.
7. Black Widow
The status of the fictional character of Black Widow recently got uplifted to fame after the sensuous Scarlett Johansson portrayed her in the blockbuster movie, Avengers. Formerly a Soviet spy and assassin born in Stalingrad, Russia, Natasha Romanoff AKA Black Widow defects to the United States and joins The Avengers. She is an expert at handling all kinds of weapons and biotechnological enhancement has made her body resistant to age and injury.
8. Jean Grey
One of the five original Marvel X-Men characters, Jean Grey is a superhero with the ability to read minds. Her amazing super powers include telepathy, telekinesis and the ability to time travel. Jean Grey faces death a number of times and is even saved by the cosmic Phoenix Force - an angle dealt with in the closing movie of the X-Men trilogy.