Squirrel Girl (Marvel)

In today’s post about “Who IS” superheroes, we wanted to bring your attention to Squirrel Girl as she definitely deserves your time. She is also known as the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and after reading this post you will agree with us that we will call her that all the time from now on.


Squirrel Girl

Squirrel Girl actual name is Doreen Green. Her parents were Maureen Green and Dorian Green. At some point, Doreen was accidentally cloned and her clone was given the name Allene Green. But my favourite fact about her is that she is also the mother of Squirrelpool. Squirrelpool is probably the ugliest superhero you have ever seen as he or she is a combination Squirrel Girl and Deadpool. It was accidentally created with the recombination of Deadpool and Squirrel Girl’s DNA.

In terms of characteristics, as you might have read, Squirrel Girl is female. She weighs around 135 lbs / 61.23 kg and is 5′3″ / 1.6 m in height. If we really go into detail, her eyes and hair are brown but her main characteristic is the three-foot prehensile tail. She was born in Los Angeles, California. Squirrel Girl was created by Will Murray and Steve Ditko and made her first appearance in Marvel Super-Heroes (Vol. 2) #8 (December 1991).

What you should remember about Doreen Green aka Squirrel Girl her superpowers is that she has super-strength and a steel jaw as she can bite through metal with her teeth. When she was growing up in Los Angeles, she always thought that she was a mutant but later she found out that actually, she is some form of mutate. This means that she got her powers by being exposed to something like radiation or chemicals. But her strongest superpower is that she can talk to squirrels (squirrelese). It was actually not Doreen Green’s idea to become a superhero but a squirrel named Monkey Joe who later became one of her most trusted sidekicks. Being able to talk squirrelese, she has a whole army scattered across the world ready to back her up anytime anywhere.


How it all began

At the age of fourteen, Doreen asked Iron Man if she could become his sidekick but of course Tony Stark declined even after Squirrel Girl saved him from Dr. Doom. Later on, we encounter Doreen again when the Incredible Hulk falls into her treehouse after a fight with Abomination. Luckily Doreen and her squirrel army came to Hulk’s rescue and defeated Abomination. After defeating these super-villains, Doreen and Monkey Joe relocated to New York City where they joined the Great Lakes Avengers aka GLA. It is a good thing that Doreen and her squirrels were added to the team as she had to save them before from some muggers. So the GLA was quite helpless before she arrived.

I think it is quite clear that Squirrel Girl is a superhero that should be reckoned with but she also had to learn the hard way the responsibilities of being a superhero. She lost her trustworthy sidekick Monkey Joe after battling Leather Boy who was actually a former member of the Great Lakes Avengers and she encountered even more loss as she almost lost all her squirrels when fighting Batroc. Luckily one squirrel survived with the name Tippy-Toe and they became BFF or as they called it BQFF, best squirrel friends forever. Later on, Squirrel Girl even defeated the Mandarin, Modok and the worst of them all Thanos!

Even though the GLA went through quite some name changes like Great Lakes Champions, Great Lakes Initiative and my favourite the Great Lakes X-Men, Doreen soon realized that the GLA was holding her back and she could easily take on all foes herself. After travelling the world, Doreen and Tippy-Toe moved back to New York City and ironically became a nanny. But not just of any kid but of Danielle Cage which you might know as the daughter of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones.

Doreen realized that there was more to life than just being a nanny so she started studying at Empire State University as a computer scientist. She quickly befriended her roommate Nancy Whitehead and even on her first day she persuaded Kraven The Hunter to leave Spider-Man alone. Having thousands of squirrels at your disposal is super handy especially when you need information, therefore she had set up the Squirrel Information Network. Thanks to this network, she became aware of the coming of Galactus which we all know as the Devourer Of Worlds. Here we learned that Doreen is not only very strong thanks to her superpowers but she also possesses the power of persuasion as she found another planet for Galactus and leave Earth unharmed.

Another fun fact about Squirrel Girl is that she was cloned which got the name Allene. Allene turned evil when her favourite squirrel died and she decided that squirrels should rule the world instead of humans. Doreen came to the rescue and convinced Allene to create a squirrel utopia. Another disaster was avoided thanks to Squirrel Girl, apologies the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.

Just to make things clear of her track record of which villains and superheroes she has beaten:

  • Doctor Doom
  • Mandarin
  • Giganto
  • Modok
  • Thanos
  • Terrax
  • Deadpool
  • Wolverine
  • Fin Fang Foom
  • Ego the Living Planet
  • Kraven the Hunter
  • Hawkeye
  • Spider-Man
  • Captain America (Sam Wilson)
  • Black Widow
  • Venom (Flash Thompson)
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