Who is Marvel's flagship female?

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Who is Marvel's flagship female?

Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:03 am

I could have sworn there was a thread already about this.

Who is Marvel's flagship female? DC has Wonder Woman but I am not sure who the Marvel equivalent is.

With the movie coming I would hazard a guess that Marvel feels that Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) is the one but I don't think she is there just yet. Maybe the movie will change that?
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Re: Who is Marvel's flagship female?

Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:29 pm

We have a thread petitioning for Kitty to be the lead female: viewtopic.php?f=107&t=92267

I'd say right now it's Danvers. That's what Marvel wants. I think it's the best choice outside of maybe Kitty, who never seems to get enough exposure anyway.
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Re: Who is Marvel's flagship female?

Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:03 pm

Kitty is an X-Man so that immediately discounts her.
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Re: Who is Marvel's flagship female?

Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:09 am

Hmm, interesting question. I don't feel like Danvers has really been in the spotlight until the past few years with the Avengers push.

But I'd say Storm. Historically speaking, she always got featured on a lot of promo material and such. They picked her to fight Wonder Woman in DC vs Marvel and she was the X-men representative in the Secret Wars episode of Spider-man.
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Re: Who is Marvel's flagship female?

Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:58 am

Now, if we're talking live action; is it Black Widow or Agent Carter?
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Re: Who is Marvel's flagship female?

Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:26 pm

Black Widow easily in Live Action.

Female Thor might currently be the flagship female but that is just a gender swap. I think Carol Danvers will be the Wonder Woman equivalent in the coming years.
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Re: Who is Marvel's flagship female?

Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:19 am

Aunt May.
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Re: Who is Marvel's flagship female?

Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:30 am

They're obviously pushing Captain Marvel. Lots of failed books, that relaunch every couple of months and prominence in Avengers titles. I'm sure it will be clear cut once she the movie comes out.

She's just about the only big league heroine that's not part of a team (Storm, Phoenix, Susan), a derivative of a male character (she-hulk, Valkyrie, Spider-Woman) or too dark and murderous (Widow, Elektra).

.. but I am the one who started the Kitty Pryde thread. She's the best.

Maybe one day Marvel will love X-Men again.
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Re: Who is Marvel's flagship female?

Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:45 pm

She's not a derivative of a male character?

She started out as Ms. Marvel, female derivative of Captain Marvel. Now she carries the name as well, only with a different costume.
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Re: Who is Marvel's flagship female?

Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:29 pm

GrownNerd wrote:She's not a derivative of a male character?

She started out as Ms. Marvel, female derivative of Captain Marvel. Now she carries the name as well, only with a different costume.
I'd say she's loosely tied, but it's not close to someone like She-Hulk. Casual/cinematic fans would probably laugh at She-Hulk.
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Re: Who is Marvel's flagship female?

Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:27 pm

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Re: Who is Marvel's flagship female?

Fri May 07, 2021 7:43 am

Ibentmyman-thing wrote:
Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:19 am
Aunt May.
Love this answer.

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