Hiya everyone, Noreen here. This week’s Top 5 is going to be on the Top 5 Female DC Characters.
DISCLAIMER: Please note this list is purely based on my opinion, and does not represent the opinions of anyone else on UzerFriendly.
Number Five: Vixen
Vixen was introduced in Action Comics #521 (July 1981) and was intended to be the first African woman superhero to have her own solo series. Sadly, that never happened, and she’s really only been in team comics ever since. She had a solo run for a little while, but more often than not she’s like I said, only team comics. A lot of you may only know her from “Justice League Unlimited“, and that’s okay. That’s where I found her originally too. I liked seeing the little love triangle that she, Green Lantern, and Hawkgirl had. It was honestly interesting to watch. When I found out that Vixen was a model it just made me happy. I know that near all the girls in the DC universe are absolutely stunning, but I don’t think theres any other heros who are specifically models for a living. I really think it’s super cool. What can I say, I like the idea of a model/superhero. Something insane about Vixen is the amount of powers she has. It clocks in at about thirty, last time I checked, with all of them from animals. It was always fun to see what power Vixen would use next. There really isn’t much to say about Vixen, but she’s an overall amazing character that I’d really like to see more of. Hopefully she’ll get more popular as time goes on. I mean afterall, she did get the number five spot on my list.
Number Four: Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman, the most popular and loved female superhero in the world. She was introduced in All Star Comics #8 (December 1941) as one of the first mainstream female superheroes in comics. She fights for equality, freedom, peace, and love, all the things that we’d want to come naturally to us. She’s one of the most famous icons of feminism. I started reading comics around the time that she became the daughter of Zeus and that’s the Wonder Woman I know best. I won’t stand here and say I know everything about the one female in DC’s power trio but I sure as hell know enough to tell you why I like her character to have her number four on the list.
Wonder Woman, real name being Diana Prince, is like I said, extremely popular. You don’t need to like anything related to comics to know who Wonder Woman is. She’s pretty much all over female DC merchandise.
As much as I like her comics, I like her better in the shows. There are just so many moments where she just is plain hilarious. Like how her obvious thing for Batman pops up in episode three of “Justice League Unlimited” where Green Lantern, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Man get turned into eight year olds. It was hilarious how she tried to be with him. It was also cute, but we aren’t going to talk about that. The real reason I like Wonder Woman so much is the really obvious reason. She’s an icon of equality. It’s not something that I mention often, but we need more equality in media, whether it be in comics, movies, books, or video games. Wonder Woman is just one of those characters that oozes equality. Honestly, she deserves a spot on this list. Even if it’s just the number four spot.
Number Three: Catwoman
Honestly one of my favorite characters to read, hands down. Catwoman was first introduced in Batman #1 (Spring 1940) as a villain for Batman himself. One of my favorite iterations of her is most likely in her new 52 comics. Actually, her new 52 comics are probably my favorite out of all of the entire reboot. It’s pretty much completely sexual with a good amount of awesome fight scenes and I honestly enjoy it. It’s a break from always expecting a straight story of overcoming whatever evil thing is plaguing our world now. Catwoman has been on the path of justice as of late, although she’s still down to steal the things she wants. An anti-hero, if you will. When I was in 7th and 8th grade, I used to be a bratty little twit who would always bag on characters that were the female ideal and say that they were just dumb and just used to make money. I sucked back then, but let me just get to the point I was trying to make. Catwoman is much more than a sex object. Yes, I know that’s how she appears, but when you really get into her story and who she is you’ll noticed that she’s much, much deeper than that. I’m not a huge Batman fan and I honestly try and avoid anything involved with him, but when it comes to Catwoman I’ll deal with him. It makes me laugh at how Batman will let her get away. It’s honestly a couple I ship a lot. If a character can make me like Batman then they must be good. Definitely third place worthy.
Number Two: Black Canary
Green Arrow’s true love, Black Canary is getting the number two spot. Black Canary, real name Dinah Drake Lance, was first introduced in Flash Comics #86 (August 1947) but the Black Canary that I want to talk about is Dinah Laurel Lance who is the daughter of the aforementioned Dinah Drake Lance. You may ask why I picked the second Black Canary instead of the first. That’s simple: the second Black Canary has the mighty Canary Cry. I’ve said why I love Black Canary in my previous Top 5 about the best superheros but I don’t think I really did this lovely lady justice. Dinah is calm under pressure. She’s the older girl that you looked up to as a kid that was just the epitome of cool. Everything about her just screams “I’m badass and you can’t do anything about it”. My first encounter with her was in Green Arrow comic where I saw her as his love interest. I liked what I saw. Then of course I see her in “Justice League Unlimited“ where she is just the best thing alive. Every time I saw her in an episode I got extremely excited and flipped the hell out. She became one of my favorites in the show. I finally began reading comics she was in and trust me I was incredibly impressed. She was just as interesting as a major character as she was as a side character, which is actually more uncommon than you might think. She may not be the funniest or have the best backstory but a good character doesn’t always need the incredibly sad origin story or hilarious one liners to be good. It helps, but the fact that she can keep a large amount of fans interested is damn impressive. Although, the fact she looks like a biker sex goddess might be helping to get a little bit of the male fanbase.
Number One: Mera
If any of you know me then you should have seen this coming. Mera is the light of my life, no questions asked. Mera was first introduced in Aquaman #11 (September 1963) as the former Queen of Xebel. Later on she would marry Aquaman and have an adorable baby named Arthur Curry Jr., better known as Aquababy. Mera is one of the handful of characters that I know nearly everything about. This is most likely because of the fact that the second I saw her in the Aquaman comics I was reading at the time I honestly fell in love. Your physical appearance is what people first see and what I saw when I looked at Mera was a stunning, strong, and impressive red head. The versions of Mera that I have had the privilege of reading shows her as a strong woman that won’t take anything from anyone, but she’s not just some stereotypical “strong woman” character either. She feels completely real. She gets jealous of Ya’Wara when shes gets a little bit too close to Aquaman, just like how most of us would if another girl had obvious feelings for our man. She has anger issues sometimes and she actually has to deal with the consequences. My favorite of Mera’s moments has to be when she broke a store manager’s arm because he touched her inappropriately. It was a great moment which also showed a minor character that she didn’t need to take the sexual harassment that the store manager was giving her. It was a good moment that honestly made me smile. The last thing I just have to mention is her costume. It’s absolutely stunning. I would cosplay her in a heartbeat. It’s sexy in the good way and it just make me happy. There was no way that she wasn’t going to be number one and I hope you guys all see that Mera truly is the number one woman in the DC universe.