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The Top 10 Sexiest Women of Marvel

Rachel Anders is a PhD student working on a degree in English. She has been an avid reader of comic books since childhood.

From aliens to humans (and everything in between), this article ranks the 10 hottest female characters of Marvel Comics.

From aliens to humans (and everything in between), this article ranks the 10 hottest female characters of Marvel Comics.

Throughout the comic book universe, a number of attractive females have graced the covers of Marvel Comics. From humans to mutants (and everything in between), the inclusion of beautiful women into the Marvel Universe has become a regular theme in recent decades; a trend that will likely continue for the foreseeable future. This article ranks the 10 sexiest and hottest females of Marvel. It provides a direct analysis of each character’s power and abilities, personality, and overall appearance. It is the author’s hope that a better understanding (and appreciation) of these lovely women will accompany readers following their completion of this work.

Marvel's Sexiest Female Characters

  • Captain Marvel
  • Mystique
  • Jean Grey
  • Storm
  • Psylocke
  • Mary Jane Watson
  • Black Widow
  • Elektra
  • Black Cat
  • Emma Frost
The beautiful Captain Marvel.

The beautiful Captain Marvel.

10. Captain Marvel

  • Real Name: Carol Susan Jane Danvers
  • Alias: Captain Marvel
  • Nationality: American
  • Species: Human
  • Height: 5’11”
  • Weight: 124 Pounds
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: Blonde

Powers and Abilities

Captain Marvel (also known as Carol Danvers) is a former Air Force pilot and intelligence officer that underwent an accidental transformation into a human-Kree hybrid. Through this transformation, Captain Marvel was given the ability to fly, as well as superhuman strength, damage resistance, and the ability to absorb various energy fields for her own use. She is also quite fast, and possesses a remarkable knowledge of both human and alien hand-to-hand combat. Combined with her natural superpowers, Captain Marvel is an incredibly powerful figure capable of subduing nearly any opponent.

Personality and Appearance

Throughout the movies and comic books, Captain Marvel is portrayed as an extremely stubborn and rebellious spirit renowned for her wit, determination, and short temper. She is also quite prideful and brash, leading her to act recklessly in many situations. Nevertheless, she possesses a true hero’s heart with a desire to protect the weak and innocent from harm.

In regard to appearance, Captain Marvel is an incredibly sexy figure. Although artistic renderings of this character have changed dramatically over the years, the latest movie portrays her as a slim and athletic blonde. Her skin-tight attire (which can be best described as a single-piece bodysuit) leaves little to the imagination for viewers, and nicely shows off Captain Marvel’s natural curves, long legs, and bust. With her beautiful eyes and shape, she is easily one of the hottest female characters of Marvel.

The beautiful (but deadly) Mystique.

The beautiful (but deadly) Mystique.

9. Mystique

  • Real Name: Raven Darkholme
  • Alias: Mystique
  • Nationality: American
  • Species: Human/Mutant
  • Height: 5 feet 10 inches
  • Weight: 120 Pounds
  • Eyes: Yellow
  • Hair: Red-orange (black in her human form)

Powers and Abilities

Mystique is a mutant that first appeared in Marvel’s X-Men series. She possesses a wide range of shapeshifting abilities that allow her to take on nearly any human or animal form. She also possesses the ability to duplicate the voice of individuals, as well as mimic their clothing and accessories. Following a power enhancement in the X-Men Forever series, however, Mystique gained extra abilities such as night vision, natural body armor, and the ability to fly by compressing her body into a two-dimensional shape. Further adaptations allowed her to rapidly regrow lost limbs, as well as conceal herself through active camouflage. While considered an extremely formidable opponent with these abilities, Mystique’s one major weakness lies in her inability to duplicate the powers of the person she imitates.

Personality and Appearance

Mystique is considered cold and ruthless by her adversaries, with an aggressive style. In spite of her evil nature, however, she is clearly one of the sexiest women of the Marvel universe due to her athletic appearance, blue skin, and yellow eyes. Combined with her seductive and sensuous nature, few Marvel characters can compare to her natural sex-appeal. For these reasons, she is easily one of the sexiest and hottest women of the Marvel Universe.

The lovely Jean Grey (also known as Marvel Girl).

The lovely Jean Grey (also known as Marvel Girl).

8. Jean Grey

  • Real Name: Jean Grey-Summers
  • Alias: Marvel Girl
  • Nationality: American
  • Species: Human/Mutant
  • Height: 5’6”
  • Weight: 110 Pounds
  • Eyes: Green
  • Hair: Red

Powers and Abilities

Jean Grey (also known as Marvel Girl) is a human/mutant figure that first appeared in the X-Men series. She possesses a wide array of mutant powers that provide her with both telepathy and telekinesis. Through the Phoenix Force, Grey’s powers are amplified to extraordinary levels, which manifest themselves when she is surrounded by a fiery bird-shape. This provides her with additional telepathic abilities (such as cloaking, shielding, and the ability to create illusions), as well as the power to manipulate the thoughts, feelings, and emotions of others. Grey also possesses remarkable strength and endurance, and is proficient in hand-to-hand combat.

Personality and Appearance

Grey’s personality and appearance vary significantly depending on the comic book series. Generally speaking, however, she is most often portrayed as an empathetic, caring, and nurturing character with a strong love (and attachment) to her family, friends, and humanity. She is also characterized as a passionate figure who is calm, cool, and confident in her abilities.

In regard to Marvel Girl’s appearance, she is most often portrayed with beautiful green eyes, reddish hair, and a slim (athletic) body. Likewise, her attire is typically modest (in regard to its coverage), but nevertheless reveals a great deal of her figure through its skin-tight appearance. As such, little is left to the viewer’s imagination in regard to her natural bust and curvature. Combined with her lovely personality, Jean Grey is one of Marvel’s hottest female characters; a trait that will likely remain for years to come.

The lovely Storm.

The lovely Storm.

7. Storm

  • Real Name: Ororo Munroe
  • Alias: Storm
  • Nationality: African-American
  • Species: Human/Mutant
  • Height: 5’11”
  • Weight: 127 Pounds
  • Eyes: Bluish-White
  • Hair: White

Powers and Abilities

Storm (also known as Ororo Munroe) is a mutant character that first appeared in the X-Men series. Storm is a powerful figure renowned for her ability to manipulate and control the weather, with the Earth’s magnetic field serving as her source of power. According to various comic book sources, this includes the ability to control (or create) rain, sleet, snow, fog, hail, or lightning (Fentiman, 360). She can also summon hurricane-force winds, and manipulate the surrounding temperature to her choosing. Because of her natural link to the Earth and its various ecosystems, Storm also possesses great insight into the Earth’s thermal zones, various biospheres, and energy fields. Combined with her tremendous skill in hand-to-hand combat and magic, Storm is one of the most powerful mutants in the X-Men series.

Personality and Appearance

Storm is portrayed throughout the Marvel Universe as both wise and extremely trustworthy. Although she is occasionally seen as naïve to her comrades, her natural intelligence and concern for others make her an excellent leader. This is augmented further by her strong will and tireless energy.

In regard to Storm’s appearance, comic books, television shows, and movies have varied dramatically in their portrayal of this iconic character. Generally speaking, however, Storm is portrayed as a tall and athletic woman, with bluish-eyes and white hair. She is most often seen in a single-piece bodysuit that is tight and revealing around the bust and thighs. With her long eyes, large bust, and muscular body, Storm is easily one of the sexiest and hottest characters of Marvel Comics.

Artistic rendering of Psylocke.

Artistic rendering of Psylocke.

6. Psylocke

  • Real Name: Elizabeth “Betsy” Braddock
  • Alias: Psylocke
  • Nationality:
  • Species: Human/Mutant
  • Height: 6’0”
  • Weight: 155 Pounds
  • Eyes: Violet
  • Hair: Purple

Powers and Abilities

Psylocke (also known as Elizabeth Braddock) is a mutant that first appeared in Marvel’s X-Men series. As her name seemingly implies, Psylocke is gifted with tremendous psychic powers. This includes telekinesis, telepathy, precognition, as well as umbrakinesis. Psylocke is also capable of controlling the minds of others through the creation of illusions, hypnotic states, and memory modification. Each of these skills are further augmented by her superhuman strength and agility, as well as Psylocke’s remarkable knowledge of martial arts and hand-to-hand combat.

Personality and Appearance

Psylocke can be best described as calm, reserved, and determined. She is also an extremely calculating figure, and is known for her ability to adapt quickly to nearly any situation. In later comics, however, Psylocke’s personality underwent significant changes as she became more of an adrenaline junkie with a far less-reserved demeanor. Her tendency to analyze situations also diminished greatly, leading her to become slightly more reckless in her actions.

In regard to her overall appearance, Psylocke has underwent numerous changes in recent years. Nevertheless, she is commonly portrayed with long purple hair, violet eyes, a large bust, and a slim/athletic body. These features are shown off nicely with her leotard costume that is best described as “skimpy” and revealing (particularly in the thigh region and bust). Combined with her beautiful face and figure, Psylocke is an incredibly sexy addition to the Marvel Universe.

The lovely Mary Jane Watson.

The lovely Mary Jane Watson.

5. Mary Jane Watson

  • Real Name: Mary Jane Watson
  • Alias: Red; Red Sonja; Emma Holmes; Mary Jane
  • Nationality: American
  • Species: Human
  • Height: 5’8”
  • Weight: 120 Pounds
  • Eyes: Green
  • Hair: Red

Powers and Abilities

The lovely Mary Jane Watson is a fictional character that first appeared in Marvel’s Spiderman series. Considered to be Peter Parker’s major love interest throughout each of the comic books, video games, and movies produced by Marvel, Mary Jane Watson is an accomplished dancer, model, and professional actress (marvel.fandom.com). And while she possesses no superhuman powers or abilities, Watson is adequately skilled in the art of hand-to-hand combat. She also possesses a remarkable level of intelligence and resourcefulness, allowing her to adapt to a variety of dangerous situations with ease.

Personality and Appearance

Mary Jane Watson can be best described as empathetic and understanding. She is extremely trustworthy (having kept Spiderman’s secret identity a secret since her high school years), and is renowned for her compassion for others. She is also quite extroverted, and possesses great insight into the motives of others.

In regard to her appearance, Mary Jane Watson is often portrayed as a tall redhead with a slim/athletic body. Watson is well-proportioned, possessing an hourglass shape, large bust, and wide hips. Combined with her green eyes and lovely face, Mary Jane Watson is one of the most beautiful figures to grace Marvel Comics in its long history (and also one of the most popular in recent memory).

Natasha Romanova (also known as the Black Widow).

Natasha Romanova (also known as the Black Widow).

4. Black Widow

  • Real Name: Natasha Romanova
  • Alias: Black Widow
  • Nationality: Russian
  • Species: Human
  • Height: 5’7”
  • Weight: 131 Pounds
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: Red

Powers and Abilities

Black Widow (also known as Natasha Romanova) is a professional agent of S.H.I.E.L.D, member of the Avengers, and former KGB agent for the Soviet Union. After undergoing biochemical enhancement as an infant, Black Widow was granted superhuman abilities that include super strength, agility, speed, durability, and reflexes. She also possesses an enhanced immune system that not only slows her aging process, but also provides her increased healing time and tolerance to pain. In addition to these natural abilities, Black Widow is a highly skilled acrobat, weapons expert, and master of mixed martial arts. She is also extremely intelligent, with multilingual capabilities, and an expertise in various computer systems. Combined, each of these skills make her one of the strongest and most capable members of the Avengers.

Personality and Appearance

Due to her upbringing as a spy, Black Widow’s personality reflects a calm, cool, and collected style. She is extremely versatile, adaptive, and fearless. She is also quite stoic, with an ability to hide her emotions well. This gives the Black Widow a somewhat “mysterious” personality that is hard to read by others.

In regard to her appearance, Black Widow is an extremely sexy addition to the Marvel Universe. At an average height of 5’7”, she possesses a curvaceous body and large bust that is highlighted nicely by her black figure-hugging bodysuit. Combined with her blue eyes and seductive red hair, she is a hugely attractive figure and one of the finest women to appear in Marvel Comics in recent years.

The lovely Elektra.

The lovely Elektra.

3. Elektra

  • Real Name: Elekra Natchios
  • Alias: Elektra
  • Nationality: Greek
  • Species: Human
  • Height: 5’9”
  • Weight: 130 Pounds
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: Black

Powers and Abilities

Elektra Natchios is an assassin who was trained by Stick. Possessing an artificially enhanced physiology, Elektra is gifted with enhanced strength, durability, speed, reflexes, and senses that provide her with a significant advantage over most adversaries. She is also highly skilled in mixed martial arts, and is considered an expert in muay thai, jiujutsu, and karate to name only a few. Combined with her acrobatic skills and multilingualism, Elektra is an extremely powerful figure within Marvel Comics.

Personality and Appearance

Aside from her natural abilities, Elektra’s personality can be best described as confident, fun-loving, and unpredictable. As an assassin, however, she is also extremely coldblooded, with a love for killing adversaries in combat. As such, she lacks a great deal of empathy for others, and has little respect for the law.

In regard to her appearance, Elektra is easily one of the sexiest women of the Marvel universe due to her incredible body, physique, and natural beauty. Sporting blue eyes, and black hair, Elektra also possesses a large bust, hourglass figure, and plenty of natural curves that are pleasing to viewers. Combined with her sensuous attire which consists of a red skintight top, red boots, and a revealing bottom piece, little is left to the imagination as much of her natural body is on full display. She is, without a doubt, one of the hottest characters in comic book history.

The gorgeous Felicia Hardy (also known as the Black Cat).

The gorgeous Felicia Hardy (also known as the Black Cat).

2. Black Cat

  • Real Name: Felicia Hardy
  • Alias: Black Cat
  • Nationality: American
  • Species: Human
  • Height: 5’10”
  • Weight: 120 Pounds
  • Eyes: Green
  • Hair: Platinum Blonde

Powers and Abilities

Black Cat is a character that first appeared in the Spiderman series. She possesses few powers, and is most notable for her speed and agility. Nevertheless, after undergoing cybernetic enhancements from Doc Tramma, Black Cat gained tychokinesis powers that allow her to cause “bad luck” for other individuals. This ability is also quite effective against magic as it disrupts probability fields giving her added protection against spells. Part of her cybernetic enhancements also included the ability to extend her regular nails into claws. Her suit (designed by the Tinkerer) also provides Black Cat with enhanced strength, agility, and balance.

Black Cat’s greatest strength lies in her natural abilities garnered from years as a gymnast. She possesses incredible speed, agility, and stamina which allow her to perform a variety of acrobatic feats. She is also considered an expert in martial arts (particularly, Okinawa Goju-ryu Karate and Judo). As a result, she is capable of fighting multiple individuals at the same time with relative ease. Taken together, Black Cat is exceptionally gifted in the art of stealth and evasion.

Personality and Appearance

Black Cat possesses an incredible body that can be described as athletic and toned. She is quite tall with an hourglass shape, and is renowned for her platinum blonde hair and beautiful green eyes. Combined with her black skin-tight attire that shows off all of her natural curves and bust, few figures in the Marvel universe are capable of rivaling Felica Hardy’s beauty and sex-appeal.

Despite these attributes, however, Black Cat is considered extremely overconfident in her abilities. This, in turn, often results in unfavorable situations for the character as she picks fights that she is incapable of handling. In spite of this, she is quite resourceful and intelligent, with a cunning and mischievous personality. She is also quite flirtatious (particularly with Spiderman), which only adds to her overall sex appeal to viewers.

Emma Frost; Marvel Comic's sexiest female character.

Emma Frost; Marvel Comic's sexiest female character.

1. Emma Frost

  • Real Name: Emma Grace Frost
  • Alias: White Queen; Black Queen; Ice Princess; Ice Queen; Diamond Lass
  • Nationality: American; Krakoan
  • Species: Human
  • Height: 5’10”
  • Weight: 144 Pounds
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: Blonde (originally brown)

Powers and Abilities

Emma Frost is a beautiful character that first appeared in the X-Men series. She possesses telepathic abilities that are quite similar to the abilities of Charles Xavier. This, in turn, allows Frost to produce a psionic shield for the purpose of protecting herself from mental intrusion, and to create telepathic illusions within individuals of her choice. Likewise, she maintains an impressive array of mind-related abilities, including the ability to induce amnesia, paralysis, mind control, and sedation. Following a secondary mutation, Frost gained superhuman abilities such as super strength, durability, stamina, and psychic immunity from her adversaries.

In addition to her natural powers as a mutant, Emma Frost is also highly skilled in electronics, technology, and astral combat. She is also highly skilled in hand-to-hand combat, allowing her to make short work of a variety of assailants.

Personality and Appearance

Frost can generally be described as aloof and icy in her overall demeanor. She is also quite confident, and possesses a superior attitude towards others. In spite of these personality flaws, Frost is a cunning warrior with tremendous physical and mental prowess.

Emma Frost is the number one choice for this list due to her incredible body, sensuous charm, and promiscuous attitude. No other character from Marvel comes close to Frost’s natural beauty. Combined with her sexy outfits (which are incredibly skimpy and revealing), Marvel’s artists left little to the imagination, as her large bust, curves, and gorgeous figure are on full display for audience members. For these reasons, Emma Frost is the sexiest and hottest character to appear in Marvel Comics; a feat that will likely remain for quite some time.

Works Cited:

Articles/Books:

  • Fentiman, David. Marvel Encyclopedia. New York, New York: DK Publishing, 2019.

Images/Photographs:

  • Marvel Fandom.
  • Wikimedia Commons.

© 2020 Rachel Anders

Comments

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on December 30, 2020:

Very interesting. Until recently there was a lot more written about the male Marvel characters than the female ones. Thank you for sharing.