Gone are the days when Superhero roles were only portrayed by men. DC has introduced to the world the most iconic female characters as the most powerful DC heroes. These mighty yet attractive characters have given millions of little girls undying hopes and courage to lead a life less ordinary. The flamboyant costumes, brimming energies and glorious victories against the evil are all that makes them the superheroes. Here’s a list of the most Powerful Female DC Superheroines you can seek inspiration from:
1. Power Girl
This beautiful heroic icon is the most-loved Superhero and rightly so because of the abilities and powers she possesses. The character debuted in All-Star Comics’ 58th Edition. Power Girl, a.k.a., Karen Starr or Kara is the cousin of Superman, the much celebrated and brawny Superhero. Power Girl is the native of the planet Krypton and boasts superpowers like Heat Vision, Flight, Super Strength, etc. Power Girl or as we all know, the Super Girl strongly advocates Feminism. The fictional character is the hero of humanity. The gripping story of Power Girl encompasses unpredictable turns and chivalry at its best.
2. Wonder Woman
The earth’s most robust defender of justice and peace, Wonder Woman is armed with the powers of the Greek Gods and an arsenal of advanced technology. This fictional character first appeared in All-Star Comics’ 8th Edition in the year 1941. Wonder Woman’s Alter ego is Princess Diana of Themyscira. She was created during the World War II and possesses extraordinary powers, skills, tactics for hunting and combat. She is blessed with devices based on Amazon technology, a pair of indestructible bracelets, a Tiara which serves as a projectile, etc. Based on this DC comics character, a movie was developed and released this year, starring Gal Gadot as the Wonder Woman. Needless to say, the movie did amazingly well at the Box Office and left its audience stunned.
Many women have been part of the popular Batgirl franchise. However, Barbara Gordon outperformed all the Batgirls with her scintillating performance. The character first appeared in the Detective Comics’ 359th Edition, titled “The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl” followed by Alan Moore’s graphic novel “Batman: The Killing Joke”. Many disabled readers strongly identified with the paralyzed Batgirl after she was attacked in the spine by the Joker and this marked the rise of this staunch Superhero.
4. Big Barda
As the leader of Darkseid’s personal guard, the Female Furies, Big Barda first appeared in DC Comics’ Mister Miracle’s 4th Edition in the year 1971. Contrary to the stereotypes, Barda is more powerful than her husband, Mister Miracle. Barda was taken away from her mother at an early age to be trained as a warrior and to lead the ferocious group of female warriors with utmost pride. Big Barda was bread and groomed in the Apokolips and has served as the member of the Justice League. Big Barda eventually found love and fled the land of warriors with Mister Miracle. The couple became one of the most iconic examples of role reversal in Comics and Entertainment Industry.
5. Black Canary
Dinah Lance followed the legacy of her mother Dinah Drake who was a vigilante. Both fashioned a costumed identity to eradicate crime. Born and brought up in a family of crime fighters, Dinah Lance was trained to become a fighter, hence the name Black Canary. The character debuted in the year 1947 displacing Johny Thunder in flash comics. Black Canary is one of the earliest Superheroes of DC and has appeared in many team-ups like the Justice Society of America and the Justice League. Binah has been seen participating in many crime-fighting adventures with her love interest and eventual husband, Larry Lance.
This might mark the end of this list but not the end of the commendable move by DC. By bringing female characters to the forefront, DC has indeed set a benchmark for Comics Publishers and the industry. The global, iconic female superheroes are set to explore yet another adventure to keep us amused!