Dark Heroines

There are a lot of comic books out there with heroines with dark powers, but I'll be just narrowing it down to those who made it to animated series, like Raven of the Teen Titans. There are quite a number of them. Some are even new and didn't start in a comic book.

Rogue from X-Men: Evolution Now we're in Marvel comics. In the series, Rogue is re-imagined as a rebellious and cynic, yet insecure and emotionally needy teenager (very stereotypical for a goth). But it's because of her power to involuntarily absorb energies of others when touched. It keeps her distant from friends and love ones. Even if she kisses her true love, it will mean death. Indeed, she considers her mutant power as a curse. In the cartoon, her power is very strong that it almost drove her insane. She has romantic feelings for Cyclops, but dislikes Jean Grey because she's pretty and popular. So typical for an outcast, considering she was raised by Mystique, who even disguised herself as a goth named Risty Wilde to be close to Rogue.
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Kylie Griffin from Extreme Ghostbusters The series was made after the animated "The Real Ghostbusters." Dr. Egon Spengler recruited new and younger members. One of them is Kylie Griffin, a goth girl genius and of course, an expert of the paranormal.  She usually wields the Ghost Traps and claims to be the unofficial leader. She's usually calm among her teammates, especially Eduardo (like that of Raven and Beastboy), and keen towards their awesome job. But she's afraid of maggots.
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Argent in Calling All Titans! (Teen Titans Go). I thought Raven was the only goth super heroine in the show. But there's Argent and she's totally into the goth scene and fashion. She even asked for a black communicator to go with her outfit, instead of the original yellow one. In the episode, she meets Starfire and becomes an honorary Titan, but she is soon captured by the Brotherhood of Evil because they want her super power. Argent can fire crimson energy beams, and can use that energy to form objects, similar to the abilities of the Green Lantern. She could also fly at high altitudes and speeds. She's freakin' awesome, and cute. In the original comics, she's half-alien, summoned during her sweet sixteen party and instead of crimson, her plasmas were silver, like her skin, and usually turned into daggers.
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Mist-ery from My Life as a Teenaged Robot. Misty is an alien superhero befriended by XJ9 (Jenny). She's a former member of the Team Teen, a parody of the Teen Titans, and she's parallel to Raven because of their similar powers and independent streak. Misty is highly skilled in martial arts as a ninja, has super strength and stealth, can turn into purple mist, hence her name, and can enter people's minds. She sometimes visits Jenny  yet it turns disastrous. One time, they pulled ingenious pranks on the Crust Cousins, but Misty got carried away, showing her dark side. She also later revealed that she's a hero-for-hire. Though very good friends, she and Jenny usually fight in the end. Misty left and never returned after the episode Mist Opportunities when the defeated Jenny said, "I thought we were friends."
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Shrinking Violet from Legion of Super Heroes. Also known as Salu Digby, LeViathan and Atom Girl, she has the ability to vary her size, especially into microscopic size, just like her people in planet Imsk. With this unique ability, the Imskians are experts in biotechnology and micro-circuitry. As for Shrinking Violet, she's an expert in transneural photonics and sabotage. She failed her first audition in the Legion of Super Heroes due to her extreme shyness until Triplicate Girl gave her enough self confidence. She became notorious for her weird laugh, and became a love interest to Brainiac 5. Violet first appeared in a black and dark pink costume and frizzy hair, but after she sabotaged the Emerald Eye, she appears in this green cybergoth look.
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Yumi Ishayama from Code Lyoko. Being the oldest in the group, Yumi often seems distant and cold, but her outward appearances belie a generous, sensitive and loyal friend, which she only lets people see on rare occasions. Tough as nails but with a heart as soft as a plum, Yumi is the product of a traditional Japanese upbringing. Her natural charisma also has friends looking to her as the leader of the group. She is also very close to Ulrich, but this strong and complex relationship is often threatened when William is around. In the virtual world of Lyoko, Yumi is a profound gymnast with unimaginable capabilities. But of course, even on Earth, she has great oriental martial art skills. Her choice of weapon  is a pair of metal fans, which she uses to deflect monsters' missiles and as a deadly discus. It can slice off the slimiest of giant insect heads. Another awesome of hers: telekinesis!

6 comments:

  1. violet and rogue are my all time favorite female super heroes!!! great blog

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  2. what about misty from my life as a teenage robot

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  3. I used to love Raven, from teen titans, when I was a child! And now, she's one of my favorites! Nice blog <3

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  4. I think you don't know any different beetwen goths and emos Do you?!

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    1. The problem with television and movies is they stereotype subcultures, like goth and emo where there's a blurred difference between them. Hence, some of these characters seem to be borderline emo, yet I still acknowledge them for their penchant for the dark and gloom.

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