In this blog we will discuss the most iconic female villains of all time in comic books. You can also read about our favourite female comi book characters of all time here
Why female villains and not female superheroes?
Aside from the fact we have already covered female heroes, here. When it comes to comics we always talk about the superhero, they are always the main focal point, but if there was no villain there would be no hero.
The heroism of the superhero is in direct proportion to the might of the villain. There are a few villainous comic characters which get the praise and attention they deserve….but when it comes to female villains they are often overlooked or considered sidekicks. But there are many female villains with strong potential!
Lady Death is one of the strongest female villains out there, this immortal character is the love interest of Thamos. Lady Death has no physical body, nothing and no one can kill her, she is an abstract cosmic object.
Poison Ivy is one of the oldest and most popular female villains, she is a biochemist. She has powers of poisonous touch and has supernatural control over plant life. She usually uses her powers for ecoterrorism.
The Enchantress is a DC supervillain, she made her debut in 1966 in Strange Adventures. June Moore is the alter ego of this villain, she possesses great knowledge of occult and black magic.
Granny Goodness first made her debut in 1971, don’t be fooled by the word ‘Granny’ in her name, Granny is a cruel lieutenant. She is renowned for her cruelty and brutality, a great leader and an expert tactician. Plus she is immortal.
Her biggest opponent is Wonder Woman, so we know Cheetah must be formidable. She is one of the oldest villains, making her debut in 1943. Cheetah’s alter ego is Sebastian Ballesteros (most recent one) who has an appearance of a Cheetah (animal) and has superhuman powers.
Killer Frost has battled with many superheroes, and was part of the Suicide Squad. He is a genius scientist, and can freeze any opponent with her chilling attacks. She has taken on Lois Lane and Justice League, she is definitely a force to be reckoned with.