Superhero Heroines & Villainesses
We may not be able to explain why most superheroes wear unitards or capes, but who doesn’t wish they had superpowers or looked as awesome in their costume? Check out some of our favorite superhero heroines and villainesses.
Wonder Woman, the Amazonian Princess, is probably the most popular female superhero. Her friends call her Diana, but her real name is actually Diana of Themyscira. Wonder Woman possesses superhuman strength, speed, stamina, and agility. She can communicate with animals and is quite proficient in tactical warfare. She is equipped with a Lasso of Truth, indestructible bracers, a tiara, and an invisible plane.
As far as girls wanting to dress up like a superhero or superhuman mutant, I’d have to say it looks like their choice is Emma Frost from X-Men. I don’t know if it is the outfit, she can read minds, or just that she can turn her skin into Diamond…….. All of the X-Men mutant women are pretty fit and with varying skills, they are a force to be reckoned with.
The Batman franchise is like no other. Everyone is both good and bad. There is the crazy cat lady, Catwoman who is obsessed with cats. The girl wonder Batgirl, Gordon’s niece or daughter, depending on the version that relies on acrobatic skill and really cool technology to defeat her targets. The eco-terrorist Poison Ivy that uses plant toxins to assail her victims and believes that plants should rule the world.
A few other notable crime fighting femme fatales: Buffy the Vampire slayer, Buffy’s sidekick Faith, Elektra, The Invisible Woman (Susan Storm), The Avengers Black Widow……….