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Marvel Women vs. ‘Star Wars’ Women: Who Is Greater?

In the past decade, there has been a steady positive increase in the way women are portrayed through movies and television. In 2017, the three highest-grossing films were all led by women; Emma Watson’s Beauty and the Beast, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, and Daisy Ridley’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. That’s a powerful realization when just a few years ago men still highly dominated the blockbuster realm. Today Hollywood is showing more women than ever, not as damsels in distress but instead as complicated, strong women who don’t need men to dictate their every action or sway their minds. That’s pretty great. And the trend is only continuing.

With critically-acclaimed shows like Big Little LiesOrange is the New Black, and The Handmaiden’s Tale or movies like the upcoming reboot of Charlie’s AngelsTerminator: Dark Fate which highlights the first female Terminator, or the recent news that we’ll see Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel) take the baton as the new 007, Hollywood is finally comprehending the power of women of all races in entertainment. Love it!

So today, in honor of all of the powerful ladies of cinema, I’m going to compare ten magnificent female Marvel women against Star Wars’ ten greatest heroines. Enjoy!

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The Chosen One: Chapter Forty-Six

Utapau

Finn and Phasma had been to Utapau several times on their ventures through the galaxy but Rose hadn’t, leaving her staring in childish awe out of the window at the new world. Its desertlike plains were flat endless in every direction but marring the otherwise flat landscape were massive sinkholes that Rose was amazed to see held bustling cities.

Finn, who stood beside Trish who was piloting the craft, pointed to a specific sinkhole.

“That one there,” he told her.

She acknowledged his command, turning the craft toward the sinkhole and flying deep into the city. Rose gaped at what she was seeing, the many levels lined with ships and individuals clamoring for who knows what, exotic creatures being ridden up steep inclines and through the city limits. It was unlike anything she had ever seen.

“If only Paige could see this,” she said, grabbing the Otomok medallion that hung around her neck that she had managed to keep in her possession.

Phasma’s expression was a lot less happy. “The last time I was here a bunch of thugs tried to steal my ship.”

“What did you do?” Trish asked as she began to land the craft on one of the few less busy docks.

Phasma tapped the club fitted on her back. “I gave them a lesson they’ll never forget.”

Finn gave her a sidelong glance. Rose looked at Phasma who towered high above her strapped with close-combat weapons and a couple of blasters. She suddenly obtained a flashback to when she was fighting the then Captain Phasma on Tól. At that time she and Finn had been fighting for their lives against the powerful warrior. Now she was on their side. How the tides had changed.

Trish smirked at Phasma’s comment.

They touched down on the dock and quickly exited the craft.

“So, do you even know where we’re going?” Phasma asked Finn.

Finn nodded, repositioning the satchel on his shoulder. “Follow me.”

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The Chosen One: Chapter Forty-Five

Leaving Ytera

Finn and Rose, equipped with satchels and their adventure gear, stood outside of their house giving their heartfelt farewells to their children. Sally and her parents (along with a daily checkup by Lappa Tabba) had been assigned to take care of the children. Merille, Litti, and Danton were going to be in good hands but Rose couldn’t stop the flow of tears that were pouring down her cheeks as she hugged them.

Rey, Ben, and Ora watched the tender moment from afar, their own eyes wet with emotion.

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The Chosen One: Chapter Forty-Two

Conversation after Dinner

Dinner was delightful, as always. Finn watched as Rey, Ben Solo, and their daughter Ora dug into their food; devouring the delectably flavorful fish and spiced greens Rose had cooked. His three children, Merille, Litti, and Danton, were more excited than ever to meet the woman he had told them about for years; Rey. And even he felt the same amount of joy as he gazed at his dear friend.

Sixteen and a half years ago he had met her for the first time on Jakku. At the time she was just a scavenger who lived on a world that consisted of only sand and junk. Now, he could feel the power emanating from her. There was a wisdom in her eyes, in the way she spoke, that proved to him how far she had come. He was proud of her.

After a while, it began to become apparent that it was getting late. It was at this time that Ora helped guide his children to their room.

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The Chosen One: Chapter Forty-One

Finding Old Friends

The mood in the ship was cold as Rey and Ben sat together in the cockpit with their daughter, Ora, and her friends sitting in the other room.

Ben looked at Rey and grabbed her hand. “Are you okay?” he asked.

She nodded. “It’s like it’s happening all over again.” She looked at Ben. “That day fifteen years ago when my whole life was taken from under me.” She squeezed his hand. “When I lost you.”

Ben kissed her hand. “Things will be different this time. I know it.”

“And how will they be different? The Whisper’s influence is still stronger than ever. Her evil ways have led to this. To the death of more innocents through your friend’s betrayal. And now we don’t have the Mithomaur to protect us. That means she can find us at will. How will events turn out better than last time?”

Ben smiled. “I’ve survived this long because I had to learn to adapt. I discovered a way to dampen my power with the Force so that SHE could not find me. That’s the reason why you didn’t know I was still alive. Under this guise, you will not be able to use the Force but we can move undetected through the galaxy and wait until we make our move.”

Rey placed a hand on his face. “You’re right. There is hope.”

Ora suddenly entered the cockpit. “Where are we going?” she asked.

Rey smiled. “We’re going to see some old friends.” Continue reading The Chosen One: Chapter Forty-One