Obscure Character of the Month : Squirrel Girl

by Brandon on January 13, 2015
Obscure Character OTM

What’s there to say about Squirrel Girl? Oh I know, she’s arguably the most powerful hero in the entire Marvel Universe!

Born a mutant, Doreen Green would use her powers to become Squirrel Girl. According to Wikipedia, SG’s powers consist of :

“a variety of mutations which align with the squirrel theme. During her first encounter with Iron Man, she provided a detailed demonstration of her powers and abilities: a furry, prehensile tail roughly 3–4 feet in length; sizable buck teeth, which are strong enough to chew through wood, and superhuman agility and strength, enabling her to jump between trees with ease. Her fingers have sharp claws on them, assisting her with climbing, and she possesses retractable “knuckle spikes” roughly 2-3 inches in length on each hand. Most importantly, she is capable of communicating with and understanding squirrels. Squirrel Girl does not communicate with squirrels telepathically, instead she has an understanding of their language, and the ability to speak it. Squirrels have also been depicted as understanding her when she speaks in English.  Later appearances have revealed additional abilities possessed by Squirrel Girl including heightened reflexes (which she dubs as ‘squirrel agility’) and vision (her eyes have been seen to glow red in low-light situations) and she has also at times displayed an enhanced sense of smell. Squirrel Girl has also revealed that her lips taste like hazelnuts She is also a superb hand-to-hand combatant capable of taking down Wolverine in a one-to-one fight”

Yes, you read that right. Squirrel Girl took down freaking Wolverine in hand to hand combat.


Squirrel Girl made her first appearance by ambushing Iron Man, with her squirrel companion Monkey Joe, to try and get his attention to make her his sidekick. Iron Man pretty much blows her off and they are then attacked by Dr Doom. Iron Man is captured and later rescued by Squirrel Girl. Yes, Squirrel Girl defeats Doom and saves Stark.


The next time we see Squirrel Girl she joins the Great Lake Avengers. Sadly however Monkey Joe is killed shortly after joining with her causing an enraged SG to amass a squirrel army to take down Maelstrom and save the universe! During the battle SG finds a new companion squirrel named Tippy-Toe. SG later goes on to bolster her impressive resume with victories over…


GG Deadpool



GG Modok



GG Terrax


GG Juggernaut


GG Fin Fang Foom


GG Thanos


So there you have it. With victories over Wolverine, Dr Doom, Maelstrom, Fin Fang Foom, MODOK, Juggernaut, Terrax, and freaking Thanos, Squirrel girl is probably the most powerful or the most dangerous character in the Marvel Universe.


So what do you think about Squirrel Girl? Be sure to leave a comment below and let us know!

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