The heroes are always definitely good looking, right? That seems to be a pretty common theme in storytelling, throughout several different mediums. The hero and/or the protagonist are more than likely going to be pretty pleasing to the eye. Just look at Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. The studio could have stayed true to the source material, and found short, gruff looking actor to play the role. But instead, they went with a tall, handsome actor with movie star looks to play the role. And he has been doing it for close to two decades.
Sometimes, the bad guys and the villains are just way cooler than the good guys and superheroes. Even some of the bad guys are pretty good looking. And while the men certainly get a huge amount of attention, we can’t forget the villainous ladies. Particularly, how totally hot a lot of these female characters actually are. I mean, what could possibly sound better than an evil redhead who knows how to kick your butt 10 different ways? Not very much, is the answer.
Today, we’re going to be talking about those women, and a whole lot more you probably haven’t even heard of. Specifically, we’re going to take a look at some of the female baddies in the Marvel universe. Everybody from Silver Sable and Medusa, to the X-Men’s Emma Frost. Some of these ladies have spent their entire careers being villains. Others have spent time on the side of good before they completely went bad. No matter the backstory, one thing is made clear: These are all incredibly hot women in comics.
15. Silver Sable
Silver Sable first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #265 in the mid-’80s. The character was created by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz. She doesn’t have any superpowers but is a very formidable foe when it comes to hand-to-hand combat and martial arts, along with her incredible marksmanship. Sable had a pretty tough upbringing, considering the fact that her mother was murdered right in front of her by enemies of her father, Ernst Sablinova. Witnessing the death of her mother made her hair turn white.
But even with the white hair that would usually make someone look out, Silver Sable is still drawn to be a hottie. It wouldn’t be surprising at all if Spider-Man himself even felt a bit attracted to her every now and again. Whether the two were working against one another, or together as allies.
Viper (real name Ophelia Sarkissian, formally known as Madame Hydra) first made her debut in Captain America #110 in the late ’60s. As a young girl, she was taken in and raised by Hydra, which is always going to be a problem in the Marvel universe. She rose through the ranks and eventually became Madame Hydra and got into a lot of battles with Captain America.
Viper does not have any super powers. Like a lot of villains, and heroes, she is just incredibly skilled. Her reflexes, agility, strength, speed and endurance are all at the level of an Olympic athlete. She is a fantastic marksman as well as a swordsman. Her connection to organized crime and various criminal organizations is also a big plus in her favor.
Moonstone, aka Dr. Karla Sofen, was first shown in Captain America (vol. 1) #192. For such a gorgeous lady, she certainly had an ideal childhood, temporarily. She grew up living in a Hollywood mansion until her father died. Her mom then started working three jobs just to be able to put her daughter through college. Early on in her villainous career, she was a member of the organization known as the Corporation. Which is about as basic of a name as you can get.
After that, she joined up with the Masters of Evil and fought against the Avengers. Moonstone gets her powers from a Kree gravity stone. It is bonded to her nervous system and this allows her to fly, phase through solid objects, and project energy beams.
12. Typhoid Mary
Matt Murdock/Daredevil is a character who certainly gets around in the Marvel universe. He has slept with and been in relationships with a number of female characters. One of them being the dangerous and sexy Typhoid Mary. Created by Ann Nocenti and John Romita, Jr., the character first appeared in Daredevil #254. She is mentally ill and how she got her condition is actually pretty interesting. It was Daredevil who had accidentally knocked her out of a window. She then vowed that no man would ever hurt her again.
We’ve all had the glory of seeing Mystique played by two very beautiful actresses in the X-Men live action movies. The actresses being Jennifer Lawrence and Rebecca Romijn. Part of what makes her so sexy, at least in the movies, is that she is rarely ever wearing clothes, so her hotness is made quite obvious. Even though her blue skin may make her look like a character from Avatar, Mystique is still incredibly sexy.
The character first appeared in Ms. Marvel #16 in 1978 and was created by David Cockrum and Chris Claremont. She is a mutant shapeshifter, with the ability to transform her appearance and take on the identity of other humans and animals. This allows her to stay young since she can rejuvenate her body cells. The character has had a number of team affiliations over the years, including the Brotherhood of Mutants.
Enchantress (Amora) first appeared in Journey Into Mystery #103 in 1964. She attempted to seduce Thor away from his love interest, Jane Foster. You would think that she could pull that off with incredible ease but not even Thor succumbed to her beauty and charm. Despite that, the character still has a lot going for her, after all, she is an Asgardian. She is a professional seductress, making virtually any man her slave simply by kissing them.
The character has a whole host of magical abilities. These include mind control, protective energy shields, illusions, conjuring, interdimensional teleportation, and levitation. With this assortment of powers, it’s no wonder why the Enchantress is on this list.
There’s just something about an evil woman in green. There are a few on this list, and we’ve got another one with the mutant Polaris, aka Lorna Dane. The character was created by writer Arnold Drake and artist Jim Steranko, first appearing in X-Men #49 in 1968. Much like Magneto, the character is able to sense and control magnetism. Polaris is able to generate magnetic energy pulses, create force fields, manipulate the Earth’s magnetic field, and she can also fly. Just like Magneto.
She even expected Magento to be her biological father at one point, and that was proven to be true in Uncanny X-Men #431. It seems that old Magneto still has the ability to produce some good looking kids.
8. Madelyne Pryor
There are plenty of hot redheads on this list. Madelyne “Maddie” Jennifer Pryor-Summers, or better known as Madelyne Pryor, just happens to be one of them. The character actually has a pretty interesting past and backstory. She was created by Chris Claremont and Paul Smith and was brought into the comics during the acclaimed 1983 Uncanny X-Men run. She wasn’t always a villain. At first, she was the first love interest of the X-Men leader Cyclops (Scott Summers). She was Scott’s first wife and fought alongside the X-Men for a long time.
Until some pretty traumatic things started happening to her. Chief among them being that she was actually a clone of Jean Grey. Scott abandoned her and she lost her infant son. This was enough to drive her to become a supervillain. She possesses the same powers as Jean Grey, those being telepathy and telekinesis.
7. Scarlet Witch
The character of Scarlet Witch finally made her cinematic debut in Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015. The character was played by actress Elizabeth Olsen, who is certainly easy on the eyes, much like the character. Though she definitely did not have the same costume as the character does in the comics. Scarlet Witch easily has one of the sexiest costumes, even if the headpiece is a little weird. But that can be ignored when you’re focusing on other things.
The character, whose real name is Wanda Maximoff, was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and debuted in Brotherhood of Evil Mutants in X-Men #4 during the mid-60s. She has strange and unique powers, having the ability to manipulate probability via her “hexes.” She’s been powerful enough to be able to rewrite history itself.
The character of Medusa has yet to make her debut in a live-action setting. Although, we will probably be seeing the character on television pretty soon, on ABC’s The Inhumans. The character was originally created by the greats, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and she first debuted in Fantastic Four #36. She is an Inhuman, a species of prehistoric earthlings mutated by something called Terrigen Mists. She was born into the Inhumans’ Royal Family and bred to be a queen. When she first debuted in Fantastic Four #36, she appeared as Madame Medusa.
Here comes another mutant who has worn some incredibly sexy outfits throughout her years in comics. Selene first debuted in New Mutants vol. 1, #9, written by Chris Claremont and drawn by Sal Buscema. She was written to be the very first mutant that ever existed. It seems like this was some time before Apocalypse came along in the comics, which is pretty interesting. She was created just 3 years before Apocalypse, who was created in 1986. Her name comes from the ancient lunar deity, daughter of Hyperion and Theia. She was born more than 17,000 years ago somewhere in Central Europe.
She has been a member of the Hellfire Club as well as the Sisterhood of Mutants. The character has a number of powers, not only is she a mutant but she is also a sorceress, which makes her extremely dangerous and sexy.
4. Black Cat
Black Cat, aka Felicia Hardy, was created by Marv Wolfman and Keith Pollard. She made her first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #194. During that time, Wolfman was specifically looking for a female villain to go up against Spidey. Apparently, the idea for the character came from a Tex Avery cartoon Bad Luck Blackie where a black cat brought misfortune to anyone who crossed its path. Many believed the character to be a blatant rip-off of DC’s character Catwoman. Both actually carry similar traits and costuming. Tight, black leather is certainly sexy.
The character originally did not have any superpowers. However, later in the comics, the Kingpin gave her the psionic ability to affect probability fields, which essentially means she could cause bad luck.
3. Dark Phoenix
There’s nothing like a fiery redhead who can kill you without flinching, and Jean Grey happens to be one of them. The character of Jean Grey was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and appeared in the very first issue of X-Men. The character of Jean Grey was always drawn to be beautiful. But like we said before, it’s even hotter when they become a villain. But how exactly did she eventually become the Dark Phoenix? Well, she came into contact with deadly radiation of a solar flare.
We’ve seen two actresses play the character of Elektra in a live-action setting. The first was Jennifer Garner in the movie Daredevil, and then her own solo film, Elektra. The second was Élodie Yung in the Netflix Daredevil series. Both were very sexy in their own right. And that all comes from the comic book character, originally created by Frank Miller, making her debut in Daredevil #168 in the early ’80s. He intended for that one issue to be the only appearance of the character, but he decided against that and kept using her.
Until her death, in 1982. After being gone for nearly a decade, the character re-appeared in Daredevil #324-327 in 1994. She is probably Matt Murdock/Daredevil’s best-known love interest, next to Karen Page.
1. Emma Frost
We have now arrived at the number one pick. Emma Frost is certainly the hottest female villain in the Marvel universe. We’ve seen this character appear in live-action form when actress January Jones played her in X-Men: First Class. Emma Frost, also known as the White Queen, was created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. She first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #129 as a villain. It’s been her revealing outfits that have made her the hottest and sexiest female villain in the Marvel universe. Even if the character has received criticism because of it.
Emma Frost is a powerful telepath, much like Jean Grey, and can transform her body into an organic diamond-like state with enhanced strength and durability.