The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: How Is She Marvel’s Most Powerful Superhero?

Squirrel Girl
Why is Squirrel Girl the most powerful superhero in the Marvel Universe? (Image: Marvel Comics)

Considering the massive adjectives attached to the great superheroes of our time, like The Incredible Hulk, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Mighty Thor, only one superhero among them is worthy to the title of Unbeatable.

A new superhero to conquer them all: Squirrel Girl.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is the only one deserving of such a title. To call her unique in the superhero cannon would be an understatement. She’s a bit like the female version of Falcon, at least as far as the animal sidekick.

Squirrel Girl

Squirrel Girl and her lovable little sidekick. (Image: “SquirrelGirl” by http://marvel.com/universe/Image:Squirrelgirl.jpg ; derived from a digital capture (photo/scan) of a page of the book (creator of this digital version is irrelevant as the copyright in all equivalent images is still held by the same party). Copyright held by Marvel Comics. Claimed as fair use regardless.. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia)

But there is more to her. Her extremely thin, extremely sharp squirrel claws have helped her defeat Deadpool and Wolverine. Her ability to call on squirrel armies led her to defeat Doctor Doom and Juggernaut. She’s even defeated Thanos, the dreaded cosmic supervillain. How is she able to do what no single Avenger or member of the Fantastic Four can do alone? Nothing. It is the lack of all those crazy superpowers that allows her enemies and friends alike to underestimate her.

Squirrel Girl beats Doctor Doom

The embarrassing defeat of Doctor Doom at the hands of Squirrel Girl. (Image: Marvel Comics)

Sure she’s got super sharp squirrel claws for hands. Sure she can move about and jump into trees like a squirrel can. But it’s a squirrel we’re talking about! Who can take that seriously? But if we can take a man with spider-like powers, and a dude who fashions himself after a bat, if we can take such silliness as seriously effective heroes that keep cities safe, why not accept a squirrel-like young lady?

Squirrel Girl vs Thanos

Squirrel Girl makes quick work of Thanos. (Image: Marvel Comics)

In The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #4, out later this month, she’ll take on the biggest of them all, Galactus!

 

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