The 20 Most Inspiring Women in Comic Books

Today is International Women’s Day, and I think its fairly appropriate to give some props to some of the most inspiring women from comic books. These are women who—with or without superpowers—inspire young girls (and those of us who are still young at heart). Real heroes are those who are willing to sacrifice everything for the betterment of others, those who are strong, and brave, and have heart and hope through the darkest of times. These are just a few of the endless inspiring women who encompass these ideals of heroism… and a few of their most iconic, empowering quotes!

 

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1. Captain Marvel

“This isn’t a question of what I’m not. This is a question of who I could be.”

 

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2. Wonder Woman

“I will fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.”

 

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3. Agent Peggy Carter

“Even if everyone is telling you that something wrong is something right. Even if the whole world is telling you to move, it is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye, and say: ‘No, you move’.”

 

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4. Super Girl

“No hero can save everyone, not even Superman. But a real hero never stops trying.”

 

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5. Black Widow

“Don’t think I’m helpless just because I’m soft and cuddly!”

 

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6. Mera

“I don’t bow to any king.”

 

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7. Storm

“You counter despair with hope. You strive forever for the best you are capable to be! Therein lies the victory!”

 

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8. Batwoman

“Sitting at that desk, staring out that window, watching the city that we grew up in rot at its core. You find a way to not break.”

 

 

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9. Jessica Jones

“I can control myself, which means I’m more powerful than you ever were.”

 

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10. Bat Girl

“I’m strong enough and smart enough for anything you throw at me.”

 

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11. Gwen Stacy

“There will be dark days ahead of us too and there will be days when you feel alone and that’s when hope is needed most. Keep it alive.”

 

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12. Harley Quinn

“You think I’m just a doll. A doll that’s pink and light. A doll you can arrange any way you like. You’re wrong. Very wrong.”

 

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13. Shuri

“Just because something works doesn’t mean it can’t be improved.”

 

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14. Vixen

“I have all the powers of Africa now. From the fox to the Elephant… I am the life of Africa, and I believe in life.”

 

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15. Jean Grey

“We come into this world alone and we leave the same way. The time we spent in between is all that makes life worth living.”

 

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16. Black Canary

“To fight the unthinkable, you have to be willing to do the unthinkable.”

 

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17. Mystique

“But they wanted more. They wanted it all. And I gave it to them.”

 

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18. Bumblebee

“I call the shots! Got it?!”

 

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19. Gamora

“I have spent most of my life surrounded by my enemies. I will be grateful to die among my friends.”

 

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20. Starfire

“On Tamaran we appreciate the past. We respect it. But we don’t live there. We live here. Now. In the moment.”

 

Honorable Mentions include Okoye, Zatanna, Scarlet Witch, Poison Ivy, Sharon Carter, and Valkyrie. In truth, there are too many heroes to count!

 

 

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