Yesterday I ranked Marvel characters #57-41 which was quite the task but it was a fun task. Today, we’re counting down to 31. Let’s see who makes it in this next list.
Mantis is so cute. Even though she doesn’t really have the most incredible powers she’s always an essential member of the Guardians of the Galaxy and she’s just so likable. I can’t wait to see her innocence displayed once again in Thor: Love and Thunder.
39. Sharon Carter
In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, I thought Agent 13 was a cool supporting character. In Captain America: Civil War we learned that she was actually Sharon Carter. She had a one-movie fling with Steve Rogers (which I still find icky to this day) and then would finally return in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier with a much bigger and more sinister storyline.
I loved that the writers made her a villain. It makes sense for her storyline and makes her a far more compelling character moving forward in the MCU than she used to be.
Smart and always willing to speak her mind, Shuri is the perfect depiction of a Disney Marvel princess. Letitia Wright made her such a wonderful character in Black Panther that she immediately became one of my favorite aspects of the movie. I can’t wait to see her story continue in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
When I first created this post I was still a month and a half away from seeing Avengers: Infinity War. Of course, since then, we have had three new heroines join the party; Captain Marvel, Wasp, and Pepper Potts, meaning this list needs an update pronto. Enjoy my new ranking of the Marvel heroines!
15. Agent 13
I didn’t realize how much I liked Sharon Carter until it was announced that she may play a role in the upcoming Falcon and Winter Soldier series on Disney+. I was legitimately excited. At that moment I realized just how much she had grown on me over the years. I would probably place her higher if she wasn’t against such stiff competition, hence the last place on this list.
14. Agent Peggy Carter
I like Peggy because she isn’t just a pretty face. She’s also tough, strong-willed, and she proved that she was more than just a love interest/damsel-in-distress. I appreciate that. It’s a shame that she only made one major appearance in the franchise in Captain America: The First Avenger but she definitely won me over.
Departure for the mission ahead was coming too fast for Sharon’s liking. Less than a day ago she had been inches from death. Now, she was back in her suit, her guns holstered to her thighs and her heart beating with the frantic attitude of someone about to do something very dangerous.
Around her, the others were talking among themselves or readjusting their gear and suits. There was a grim tension in the air as everyone prepared to partake in something they had never done before. But first, they had to survive in London.
Sharon Carter’s head turned as The Ancient One entered the room. She immediately approached her, placing a hand on her arm.
Silverware clinked and glasses thumped against a gorgeous wooden dining table as Natasha, Nick Fury, Agent Hill, and Shuri dug into a simple Wakandan dinner. The nearby wall was made entirely of glass, providing a view of the city in all of its glittering glory in the night time. Steve Rogers stood at the window, his arms crossed and his jaw clenched. He couldn’t eat. Not with this much worry on his mind.
Queen Mother Ramonda and General Okoye also did not participate in the brief repast, choosing to stand and grimly oversee the heroes’ chance to recharge.
The tension was thick in the air as everyone filled their empty bellies but didn’t speak. With every minute that passed, Dr. Frost’s reign only grew stronger. And at the moment they had no idea how to handle this threat. In fact, every single one of them, excluding the Queen Mother, had barely survived their encounter with the metal-levitating antagonist.
General Okoye abruptly nodded at the Dora Milaje guards standing at the entrance of the room and with a respectful dip of their heads they left.
“Breathe, Sharon. Keep breathing,” Steve urged as he stood beside her, holding Sharon Carter’s slack hand and gazing at her lightly bruised face.
Natasha, piloting the Quinjet, hadn’t said a word since they had zoomed away from London. Even Nick Fury and Agent Hill were expectedly resolute in their actions as Sharon’s chances of survival lessened with each passing minute.
As Steve continued to watch Sharon he couldn’t help noticing the weak heaves of her chest. She didn’t have much time.
Steve’s gaze rose.
“Natasha, how far away are we?”
“I’m not sure,” Natasha said, gazing at the African countryside.
The comms suddenly crackled to life and they heard General Okoye’s voice on the other side.
“We are at Wakanda’s borders. Follow me.”
Natasha became startled as she watched a Wakandan craft materialize out of thin air in front of the jet before turning across the gorgeous plains of Africa. She looked down and saw an African man in bright blue waving as he rode a horse. A group of children followed him, their bright smiles visible from the Quinjet as they waved and cheered. Despite their tense situation the sight made her smile.
Natasha Romanoff climbed the stone wall, hurriedly reaching the top and pulling herself over the bridge just as the Quinjet arrived. Natasha looked to find Steve and saw him huddled next to what looked like Sharon Carter who lay prone on the street. Sam Wilson was standing guard before the both of them and Dr. Frost was currently preoccupied with…
“The Wakandans. Yes,” Agent Hill answered as she hurriedly approached Natasha.
Natasha turned. “What are they doing here?”
“I called them,” Nick Fury replied as he stood on the ramp, his gun drawn. “This is a threat, unlike anything we’ve seen before. The Wakandans have offered their services to the world and I made use of that offer.”
Agent Hill ran past Natasha to Steve. When he saw her relief crossed his features.