- For the website, see Marvel Ladies (website).
Ladies of Marvel
Women of Marvel
|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
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 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.
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.
Common Tropes and Fanon
- Crossovers between the various individual movieverse fandoms such as MCU/Spider-Man Fantastic Four/X-Men are common since many of the characters work or have worked together in the comics.
- Crossovers with the DC Ladies or fanworks that have both DC & Marvel ladies present are fairly common.
- Teamfic - teaming up multiple female characters in fanworks
- Friendship - Having multiple characters who may or may not have any screen time together become friends or have an established relationship between them. This is popular in the MCU, where fandom often has Pepper Potts, Maria Hill, and Natasha Romanoff best friends which was later included Jane Foster, Darcy Lewis and Betty Ross.
- Alternate Universes
- Fancasting or re-casting characters
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.
- The Pit Stop by fartherfaster, “Avengers Assemble!” shouts Betty, with gusto. aka a theoretical AoU post-credits scene involving Jane, Darcy, and Betty.
- Marvel Ladies gifset
- Science Sisters Jane Foster, Darcy Lewis, Jemma Simmons, and Gwen Stacy are working on interstellar travel. They need a bit of help from Betty Ross.
- Marvel Girls by davidgozu, Jean and Ororo from XMM, Sue from F4 (film) and Elektra from the Elektra film
- Women of Marvel in Color by ComfortLove
- Bad girls - Color by mikeljanin, Elektra, Black Widow, Black Cat, and Emma Frost
- b o s s
- MCU Ladies Week: Day #6 - AU EVERYONE IS A LADY + THE AVENGERS
- "There’s gods. And the rest of us. What are we?”
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (AU-ish) - Missing scene
- MCU Ladies by Vylla Art
- I Don't Back Down
- bury me
- One Woman Army
- Not Afraid
- One Woman Army
- One Woman Army
- Worth It
Archives and Communites
- Tumblr tags: Marvel Ladies, Marvel Women, Women of Marvel, Ladies of Marvel, Marvel Femslash
- Women of Marvel
- Marvel Ladies
- Marvel Women
- Ladies of the MCU
- Women of MCU (includes the other Marvel films: The Amazing Spider-Man and XMM)
- The Ladies of Marvel
- MCU Lady Appreciation
- Netflix Marvel Ladies
- AOS Ladies
- Fuck Yeah Shield Ladies
- MCU Femslash/MCU-Femslash
- Marvel Femslash Events
- Marvelous Femslash
- Marvel Femslash Bingo Blog
- List of Female Marvel Characters at Marvel Database
- List of Female Marvel Characters at Marvel official site