Real Name: Kitty Pryde
Kitty Pryde is a mutant who discovers her mutant abilities as a young teenager. Originally approached by two warring factions of the mutant war, she chose to join up with the X-Men and was up to that point the youngest member to join. Kitty, or Shadow Cat as she later becomes, possesses the ability to ‘phase’ through solid objects by altering the speed at which her atoms move. In addition to her mutant powers, Kitty is also an extremely adept at applied sciences, and possesses skill in hand to hand combat.
Real Name: Diana Prince
Particularly known for her beauty (and her red, blue and gold outfit), Diana Prince, AKA Wonder Woman, came from a matriarchal tribe of Greek Amazons, and was charged with bringing peace to the world of man. Possessing the powers of super strength, enhanced speed, flight, and the ability to force people to tell the truth (via her magic ‘lasso’), Wonder Woman remains one of the most sexist and iconic super heroines of all time.
Real Name: Selena Kyle
Usually pictured as doCatwomannning a skin tight, black leather outfit, this feline is one of Bruce Wayne’s on again, off again girlfriends. A ferocious fighter and thief, Selena Kyle was originally a flight stewardess with amnesia, but more recent storylines give her a grittier origin, revealing her past as a tough-as-nails dominatrix/prostitute who loves cats.
Female Superheroes: Elektra
Real Name: Elektra Natchios
Elektra Natchios is a rare superhero in that her ‘powers’ are mainly attributed to her extreme skill as a ninja. While Elektra does not have any super abilities, she has naturally enhanced her physical form to the point that her movement and reflexes seem superhuman. Her weapon of choice tends to be the Japanese Sai, but she is also skilled in hand to hand combat, use of the katana, throwing knives, and daggers. Although she is in love with Matt Murdock (also known as Daredevil) her tendency toward violence and her lust for the mercenary lifestyle keep the two apart.
Female Super Heroes
Female Superheroes: Power Girl
Real Name: Karen Starr
Another Kryptonian, the extremely athletic Power Girl possesses the power of increased stamina, strength, x ray vision and super speed. Although she left Krypton at roughly the same time Superman did, she took much longer to arrive on earth. Power Girl was once a member of the Birds of Prey, but leaves the group when a rift grows between her and the Oracle, the Birds of Prey leader. A formidable opponent in her own right, Power Girl is a critical part of the Justice Society, where she becomes chairwoman after the former leader retires.
Female Superheroes: She-Ra.
Female Superheroes: She-Ra
Real Name: Princess Adora
Kidnapped by the Horde as a baby to do the Horde's bidding, Princess Adora does not realize her birthright as She-Ra until she encounters her brother He-Man in an alternate dimension, where he was captured. The siblings do not recognize each other, as He-Man's mind (and all those in his dimension home) had been erased of her memory. The sword that He-Man carries with him, however, draws Adora to it. Seeing the Sorceress in the sword (one of the only people that still hold memory of her as a child), Adora recognizes her heritage and frees He-Man from captivity. Finally able to go home, Adora realizes that her rightful place is with the people she has come to know under the Horde's rule and returns to join the cause in freeing them.
Real Name: Natasha Romanoff
Originally a soviet spy, Natasha Romanoff (or Natalia Romanova) eventually defects to the United States after learning secrets regarding her country’s past, her involvement in it and how they manipulated her. She is well trained as an assassin and is an accomplished fighter, as well as a weapons specialist. Her form fitting black suit often comes well equipped and allows her to climb walls. Although she technically does not have a superpower, her special training combined with her adept use of the latest in cutting edge technology leaves her as a force to be reckoned with.