Marvel Ladies

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Fandom
Name(s): Marvel Ladies
Marvel Women
MCU Ladies
MCU Women
Ladies of Marvel
Women of Marvel
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Scope/Focus: Female Characters from anything Marvel Comics and any of their titles,
MCU: The Avengers Movieverse, Iron Man Movieverse, Captain America Movieverse, Guardians of the Galaxy, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Captain Marvel (film), Ant-Man and the Wasp Moviverse, Thor Movieverse, Spider-Man: Homecoming
X-Men, X-Men Movieverse, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Evolution
Spider-Man, Spider-Man Trilogy, The Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Girl, Spider-Woman, Spider-Gwen
Runaways
Fantastic Four
The Avengers (Marvel), Young Avengers
Daredevil, Elektra, Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel, Jessica Jones,
Check out Marvel Wiki for a complete list of female characters
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Marvel Ladies is a subfandom of Marvel fandoms which focus on the Marvel female characters.

Fandom

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Marvel Ladies subfandom of Marvel fandoms have always been quite popular, with the internet age from the late 1990s into the 2000s gave fans set sites to visit and share their fanworks or gather information for their favorite female characters. The various sites include Superwomen, The Women of the X, Marvel Ladies, The X-Women Community, DeviantArt and Tumblr are a few popular websites used for fanworks and as resources for the Marvel Ladies.

Marvelous Marvel Ladies Month was hosted on Tumblr during August 1-31 2013 as an Appreciation Week event. Ladies of the MCU hosted a MCU Ladies Week February 9-15 2015 [1].

Characters

Popular characters include many of the characters that have an animated or live-action counterpart, such as Jean Grey, Sue Storm, Ororo Monroe, Rogue, and Kitty Pryde.

The MCU fandom really influenced the popularity of some characters - Natasha Romanov, Pepper Potts, Peggy Carter, and Darcy Lewis all became fandom favorites. With the release of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gained a few new female characters - Skye, Jemma Simmons and Melinda May, which parts of the fandom embraced. Although fairly popular before their first appearance in the universe, Sharon Carter and Bobbi Morse's interest increased. The Agent Carter fandom embraced Peggy already but also made Angie Martinelli and Dottie Underwood quite popular. Gamora, Sif, Jane Foster, Scarlet Witch, and Betty Ross are also quite common in fanworks. Ant-Man's film release brought a boost of interest in The Wasp - both versions: Hope van Dyne and Janet van Dyne, along with Cassie Lang. The characters Jessica Jones and Patsy Walker grew in popularity in fanworks with the release of Jessica Jones TV series in November 2015.

X-Men's fandom has always had a lot of popular female characters - such as Jean Grey, Ororo Monroe, Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Emma Frost, and Mystique.

Spider-Man's fandom often brings in Mary Jane Watson, Felicia Hardy, and Gwen Stacy.

Other comic book characters that have yet gotten an animated or live-action counterpart that is still quite popular include Kate Bishop, Carol Danvers, She-Hulk, and Jessica Drew.

Common Tropes and Fanon

Relationships

Although the Marvel Ladies subfandom often uses the most popular pairings, or even just the canon pairings (thus usually het ships), of the female character(s) in fanworks; femslash has always been active within the fandom although its much less common than slash or het. Femslash pairings such as Mystique/Destiny, Emma Frost/Jean Grey, Jean Grey/Ororo Munroe, Jean Grey/Sue Storm, Rogue/Kitty Pryde, Felicia Hardy/Mary Jane Watson, etc. have had followings for ages, but some of the newer Marvel characters/fandoms have established canon LGBT+ pairings including Karolina Dean/Nico Minoru, Karolina Dean/Julie Power, America Chavez/Kate Bishop, and Mary Jane Watson/Glory Grant. Some have became quite popular within their particular fandoms. Popular characters such as Felicia Hardy, Jessica Drew, Betsy Braddock, llyana Rasputina, Mary Jane Watson, and Jubilee have been revealed to be bi or lesbian, however it is often in an alternate universe setting within the Marvel comicsverse canon. Many Thor Movieverse fans are anticipating the Valkyrie's storyline in the 4th film due to her "search for a queen" and that the MCU will finally touch base on her being bisexual.

Marvel Ladies Femslash fans have or have had various websites such as Felicitas, X-Men Femslash, MCUFemslash/MCU-Femslash, and Marvelous Femslash to feature femslash fanworks. General websites such as LiveJournal, Archive of Our Own, Fanfiction.net, DeviantArt and Tumblr have been used as well.

Fanworks

Fics

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

MCU

  • The Pit Stop by fartherfaster, “Avengers Assemble!” shouts Betty, with gusto. aka a theoretical AoU post-credits scene involving Jane, Darcy, and Betty.

Arts

Comics:

MCU:

Vids

MCU/XMM/F4/Amazing Spider-Man

MCU/XMM/F4/Elektra/Amazing Spider-Man

MCU/XMM/F4

MCU/XMM

Animated Series

MCU

X-Men

Fanmix

Recs

Zines

Archives and Communites

Livejournal

Fannish Links

Tumblr

Websites

Resources

References