It’s no secret that both Marvel and DC have a larger number of super strong male characters than female characters, but both have some surprising lady powerhouses in their stables. Some are A-listers, but others are characters often forgotten in the discussion of “What could take so-and-so in a fight?” The Hulk always dominates any Marvel-related “Who’s the strongest character?” discussion (and even ones regarding all comic book characters in history), as does the Thing, Thor, and even the Rhino. The ladies are sometimes forgotten, which is a shame because all of these ladies are fierce warriors who could pop off your head as easily as taking off the top of a dandelion.
The X-Men films have relegated Rogue to be known as “that girl who can steal your powers if she touches you.” This is indeed a formidable power, but I always thought the X-Men films wasted so much potential with this character. Rogue can fly and, oh yes, she can punch through a tank. She and Colossus were the powerhouses of the X-Men for many years. If you needed someone to rip off a Sentinel’s head, and Colossus was busy, you called Rogue. She didn’t even need a “fastball special” to do it. She’d just fly up there and tear the robot’s head off its neck.