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How Many Women Superheroes Are There in Marvel?

When it comes to superheroes, Marvel has been a major player in the industry for decades. From Iron Man to Captain America, Marvel has brought us some of the most beloved and iconic characters in pop culture.

But what about women superheroes in Marvel? How many are there?

Well, the answer is: quite a few! In fact, Marvel has been introducing more and more female superheroes over the years, proving that women can be just as powerful and heroic as their male counterparts.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the most popular female superheroes in Marvel:

Black Widow

One of the most well-known female superheroes in Marvel is Black Widow. Played by Scarlett Johansson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Widow (aka Natasha Romanoff) is a highly skilled spy and assassin who has worked with both S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Avengers.

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel (aka Carol Danvers) made her debut in 1968 as Ms. Marvel, but took on the mantle of Captain Marvel in 2012. She possesses superhuman strength, flight, energy projection, and more.


Storm (aka Ororo Munroe) is a mutant with the power to control the weather. She was one of the first black female superheroes to appear in mainstream comics when she was introduced by Marvel in 1975.

Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones may not have super strength or the ability to fly, but she’s still considered a superhero thanks to her detective skills and her time as a member of The Defenders. She’s also one of the few heroes with PTSD from her time as Kilgrave’s victim.


Jennifer Walters (aka She-Hulk) gained her powers after receiving a blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner (aka The Hulk). She’s a skilled lawyer and has been a member of The Avengers, The Fantastic Four, and more.

Ms. Marvel

Kamala Khan is the current Ms. Marvel and the first Muslim character to headline her own comic book series. She has shape-shifting abilities and uses her powers to fight crime in Jersey City.


Jessica Drew (aka Spider-Woman) has been a member of The Avengers, S., and more. She possesses superhuman strength, agility, and the ability to cling to walls like Spider-Man.

These are just a few examples of the many female superheroes in Marvel. There are also lesser-known heroes like Echo, Echo-1, Dust, Mantis, Photon, Silverclaw, Songbird, Spectrum among others who are just as compelling and powerful as their male counterparts.

So if you’re looking for heroes who break stereotypes and represent diversity in comics, look no further than Marvel’s roster of female superheroes!