beautiful but deadly my favorite comic book femme fatales

Jean Grey

I grew up reading the X-Men,when I started reading the X-men,Marvel was putting out only reprints of the sixties stuff.They was all reprints.The book was headed for cancellation,then marvel handed the book over to Len Wein and Dave Cockrum.Enter the new X-Men.While the old X-men was being held prisoner by the mutant island krakoa,Xavier was forming the new X-Men to go and rescue them.Ever since then I was a fan.But not a fan of jean grey.I use to think she was weak.That is until the X-men crash landed into the earths Atmosphere and Jean used her telekinesis to keep them from being burnt to a crisp and the Phoenix was born.Before that I always felt that marvel-girl was boring it seemed the best she could do was float books and kitchen appliances in the air.The arrival of the phoenix really elevated her in my eyes (I was about 8 or 9 when this storyline kicked off.)As jean started to grow more and more darker I found myself getting more and more addicted to the X-Men,which had become my number one comic knocking spider-man down to second place.I found myself intrigued when she joined the Hellfire club and became the Black Queen.Before this the lines between the good guys and the bad guys was pretty clear.This was the first time (to my knowledge) that a good guy crossed over to the dark side in comics.And I loved it.When she became the Dark Phoenix I really loved it.I once had all the new X-men from the Giant sized new beginning all the way up to when storm lost her powers and I can really tell you at the time X-Men was miles ahead of the competition.I don't know what happened to those books but if I still had them I would be sitting on a small fortune right now.A few things I didn't like about the phoenix: when they brought jean back from the dead for the X-Factor book they seperated her from the phoenix and created the phoenix force.Hate that.To me the phoenix force and jean Grey are one and the same.two the phoenix force hopping around from character to character.Hate that.there is only one Phoenix and her name is Jean Grey.The other thing I didn't like the movie adaption of the Dark Phoenix.That really sucked.It was to fast,and it didn't even tell the real story.They should have left it alone. The phoenix will return and it will be Jean.Because Jean Grey and the Phoenix Force is one and the same.

The real Mystique

I read somewhere on hubpages that mystique is a lesbian hero.WRONG.I read somewhere on hubpages that mystique can change her sex as well as her form.WRONG.Mystique is a shapeshifter who can assume the form of anyone within her weight range.In the comic-book world she cannot transform into animals,dragons are anything like that.She is limited to humanoid shapeshifting.Meaning she can only change into other people.Mystique is Rogues Step Mother,NightCrawlers Birthmother,and her and SabreTooth had a human son,so mystique is not a gay hero.Her and Destiny was the best of friends,thats it.Mystique has been involved in relationships with Wolverine,SabreTooth,and Ice-Man.Just thought I would clear that up.Mystique is a bad ass and one of my favorite characters,with her ability to shapeshift you can never tell whats really going on with her.Mystique has multiple identities within the Government and many different secret societies.She is awesome.When magneto fell off back in the day it was mystique that rebuilt the brotherhood of evil mutants,she took them from a group of villains to a government sanctioned super-group with the new name freedom force.Mystiques shapeshifting abilities make pretty much impossible to kill her and know one knows how old she really is,she could be centuries old.Mystique has gone toe to toe with wolverine on many occassions,she is a hellcat.I don't really see another character out there that is really in her league.The mystique from the comic-book is awesome,but the mystique from the movies sucks.The real mystique does not play second fiddle to magneto.The real mystique does not run around naked.The cartoon mystique?Well I'll just say this the real mystique cannot change into wolves and ravens.The real mystique is a shape changing hell cat that packs plenty of firepower and has plenty of back up and plays the game from all sides.

The Scarlet Witch.

Wanda has to be in the top five of the most powerful characters in the marvel universe.Her hex power is so complicated that I have a hard time pinning down just what her exact powers is.Over the years she has done things that really cannot be defined up under one power.For example:when she wanted children ( her and the vision) she unconsciously used her hex power to get pregnant and have twins by the vision,only to find out a couple of years later that her twins only existed because she wanted them to.When she was not focusing on her kids they would vanish.I think the scarlet witch is the most powerful mutant in the marvel universe.The villain Master pandemonium came and reclaimed her twins souls,because they was really two demons from hell but Wanda did not know,she was grabbing these two demon souls to give life to the two children she so badly wanted.Using her hex power without knowing it.All I know for certain is that her power controls reality,space,and time,and she is always using her powers whether she knows it or not.Wanda is responsible for the total reorganizing of the marvel universe.She is responsible for M-Day the day when all reality was reshaped and all but 200 mutants was stripped of their powers all because of Wanda.Not only is she responsible for the near genocide of all mutants,the scarlet witch is also responsible for the destruction of Asgard and brought Ragnarok to Thor and all the asgardians.She totally ripped Asgard and everything that has to do with Asgard out of its rightful time and space.All because her little brother Quicksilver took advantage of her when she had a nervous break down.I think Wanda is back now I think she is one of the Dark Illuminati,I think she is going by the name of LOKI,now.The scarlet witch is so powerful that I don't even think that the Dark phoenix can stand up to her.

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FCEtier 6 years ago from Cold Mountain

Wow! I've been missing out! All these years I've been stuck on Wonder Woman..........


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tom hellert 6 years ago from home

Betty Rubble would be just as hot if SHE got implants....

Good stuff


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bill yon 6 years ago from sourcewall Author

Whats sup yall,thanx for dropping by.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

Nice article--I've always had a soft spot in my heart for Marvel's female heroes. They took relatively uninspired characters in the Scarlet Witch and Marvel Girl and turned them into complex, awesome characters. Storm was in this mold, also. They were never able to do much for the Wasp, and the Invisible Woman was never consistently made to seem strong and powerful. Phoenix and the Scarlet Witch were successfully transformed into interesting heroes.

The art shown in your article was also very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Mike


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bill yon 6 years ago from sourcewall Author

I remember when stormed tansformed into the Goddess but it didn't last more than a couple of issues and after that she was stripped of her powers by Henry Gyrich,grew a mohawk and that jumped off the ending of the Rom/Dire wraith wars.I remember when the Invisible Woman transformed into Malice.She had the S&M costume with the leather and spikes.......as a kid I collected every X-men/Teen-Titans and Fantasic Four from 78 up to 87 after that I went off to the Army.When I came back my entire collection was gone!I even had wolverine's first appearance in the hulk....To this day I do not know what happened to those books.When I look at how much some of those books is worth now I hope they didn't end up in the trash can!


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wingedcentaur 6 years ago from That Great Primordial Smash UP of This and That Which Gave Rise To All Beings and All Things!

Wow! I spent more than two hours in this hub. It's like a world of your own in here. The arrangement of the pics and videos was excellent. Tell me, who wss the singer in the very first video? Was it Bjork?

I agree with you about Mystique. The movies did try to ruin a fantastic character. I never thought about it until you mentioned it; but what is the deal with her running around naked in the movies, acting like little more than Magneto's whore? I think there's still a good deal of sexism in Hollywood.

And you certainly enlightened me about the Scarlet Witch. Her powers are certainly mysterious. She must be as powerful as Magneto.

Again, great picture/video collage with expert commentary from you. I'm serious about this: I think you could actually show your hub on the big screen for two hours and be perfectly justified charging ten dollars a ticket.

Very well done, bill yon!


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bill yon 6 years ago from sourcewall Author

Whats up centaur,I really don't know who sings the first song.Hollywood tend to dumb down comic-book movies they usually try to put stories that took place over ten years into two hours or two movies you can't do that because alot of stuff gets lost in translation.I did not like any of the X-Men but I still went to see them,because you have to support these kinds of movies if you want hollywood to continue to make them.Right now I am waiting on wolverine part two and deadpool to hit the big screen.I felt that mystique should have been a major villain instead of a nude side kick,but thats hollywood.As far as the Scarlet Witch I think she is the most powerful out of all the mutants in the marvel universe even more powerful than phoenix,her powers control reality space and time.Thank you for the compliment,I try to make my hubs as entertaining as I can.Again thanx for dropping by.


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wingedcentaur 6 years ago from That Great Primordial Smash UP of This and That Which Gave Rise To All Beings and All Things!

No problem, bill yon. I especially like that Skrulls embrace change video with that criminal syndicate. Who are they?


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bill yon 6 years ago from sourcewall Author

The guy with the red hood is the HOOD he is a criminal mastermind who is posessed by a high level demon in the marvel universe.The girl with the mask is MADAME MASK she used to be Tony Starks girlfriend in the 80's (Iron Man)she is the head of a international criminal empire called the Maggia.The Hood has built (over the last couple of years) a Super Human Mafia.The story in the video is a couple of years old.


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wingedcentaur 6 years ago from That Great Primordial Smash UP of This and That Which Gave Rise To All Beings and All Things!

Cool! Thanks for the information. You see? I find myself coming back again and again to this hub. I also really like the video where the psychiatrist becomes Harley Quinn, the jello to the Joker's 'puddin.'


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bill yon 6 years ago from sourcewall Author

I like Harley Quinn I am thinking about doing a hub about her and a few others in the future.


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lightning john 6 years ago from Florida

Very cool! I like Mystique, she is awsome!


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bill yon 6 years ago from sourcewall Author

yeah mystique is a bad ass.


Jerahmey Dudley 5 years ago

mystique is the hottest and best supperhero ever!


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bill yon 5 years ago from sourcewall Author

Thanx Jerahmey. Supper-hero equals Dinner-Man........Captain Kentucky Fried Chicken...The Diabolical Pizza head.....yadayadayadayada......


Erwin 5 years ago

Hey who is the girl in the X-man Costume? kinda reminds me of Dazzler


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bill yon 5 years ago from sourcewall Author

The girl in the X-man costume is Jean Grey AKA Marvel-Girl, Phoenix, Dark Phoenix...


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Nexis19 5 years ago

My Favorites are X-23 and Phoenix aka Jean Grey!


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bill yon 5 years ago from sourcewall Author

Yeah X-23 is a bad ass. Phoenix is my favorite also followed by mystique and scarlet witch.


Domenick Dicce 4 years ago

Great hub. Interesting how two of these women ended up almost destroying the entire marvel universe.


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bill yon 4 years ago from sourcewall Author

thanks for dropping in. The Scarlet witch actually destroyed the marvel universe and remade it in her image. The marvel universe today is the direct result of the scarlet witch.

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