History ComicBook / SquirrelGirl

18th Aug '17 8:40:51 PM Angeldeb82
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Well over a decade later, scans of comic books on the Internet became commonplace. And once Doreen's debut was scanned and shared, her story gained many more readers. The fact that Doctor Doom was defeated by such a ridiculous character (and in an equally ridiculous fashion), combined with the fact that said defeat was one of the few Doom losses never [[RetCon retconned]] as being ActuallyADoombot, allowed Squirrel Girl to become a popular [[MemeticBadass Memetic Badass]] in Internet fight threads. This was despite her having only appeared once in a story that virtually no one had read before the mid-2000s. She became an [[AscendedMeme Ascended Meme]] in 2005 when Dan Slott put her on the ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers in the ''Great Lakes Avengers: Misassembled'' mini-series. She did little of note besides being generally cute and fighting alongside a bunch of superheroes who seemed equally as odd as her; if anything, she came off as a NaiveNewcomer.

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Well over a decade later, scans of comic books on the Internet became commonplace. And once Doreen's debut was scanned and shared, her story gained many more readers. The fact that Doctor Doom was defeated by such a ridiculous character (and in an equally ridiculous fashion), combined with the fact that said defeat was one of the few Doom losses never [[RetCon retconned]] {{retcon}}ned as being ActuallyADoombot, allowed Squirrel Girl to become a popular [[MemeticBadass Memetic Badass]] MemeticBadass in Internet fight threads. This was despite her having only appeared once in a story that virtually no one had read before the mid-2000s. She became an [[AscendedMeme Ascended Meme]] AscendedMeme in 2005 when Dan Slott put her on the ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers in the ''Great Lakes Avengers: Misassembled'' mini-series. She did little of note besides being generally cute and fighting alongside a bunch of superheroes who seemed equally as odd as her; if anything, she came off as a NaiveNewcomer.



* AndThisIsFor: Squirrel Girl lets her squirrel army defeat a {{mook}} in the name Monkey Joe (whose ghost did not care one bit).

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* AndThisIsFor: Squirrel Girl lets her squirrel army defeat a {{mook}} {{mook|s}} in the name Monkey Joe (whose ghost did not care one bit).



* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: While [[{{Deadpool}} the evil, evil man]] fought Daredevil, he warned him about the walking nukes such as the Iron Mans, the Thors, and the Squirrel Girls. And then when he fought Cable, he warned him about the psychos such as himself, Doctor Doom, and Squirrel Girl. This is an inverted trope in that Squirrel Girl ''really is'' that dangerous, but it is also averted in that she rarely causes any sort of collateral damage (and, in her stand-alone series, tries her best to resolve conflicts without resorting to violence).

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: While [[{{Deadpool}} [[ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} the evil, evil man]] fought Daredevil, he warned him about the walking nukes such as the Iron Mans, the Thors, and the Squirrel Girls. And then when he fought Cable, he warned him about the psychos such as himself, Doctor Doom, and Squirrel Girl. This is an inverted trope in that Squirrel Girl ''really is'' that dangerous, but it is also averted in that she rarely causes any sort of collateral damage (and, in her stand-alone series, tries her best to resolve conflicts without resorting to violence).



* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Squirrel Girl until ''Unbeatable''. Contrast with...
* DidYouJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Squirrel Girl's usual methodology in ''Unbeatable''.

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* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Squirrel Girl's usual methodology in ''Unbeatable''.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Squirrel Girl until ''Unbeatable''. Contrast with...\n* DidYouJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Squirrel Girl's usual methodology in ''Unbeatable''.



* GoofyPrintUnderwear: In one issue of his own comic, [[{{Deadpool}} the evil, evil man]] is looking for his Squirrel Girl underwear.

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* GoofyPrintUnderwear: In one issue of his own comic, [[{{Deadpool}} [[ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} the evil, evil man]] is looking for his Squirrel Girl underwear.



* GreekChorus: [[FourthWallObserver Fourth Wall Observers]] Monkey Joe and Tippy-Toe (and even Squirrel Girl herself) discuss and use Tropes such as ArmedWithCanon, BitingTheHandHumor, DigitalPiracyIsEvil, StuffedInTheFridge, and ThisLoserIsYou.

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* GreekChorus: [[FourthWallObserver Fourth Wall Fourth-Wall Observers]] Monkey Joe and Tippy-Toe (and even Squirrel Girl herself) discuss and use Tropes such as ArmedWithCanon, BitingTheHandHumor, DigitalPiracyIsEvil, StuffedInTheFridge, and ThisLoserIsYou.



** In ''Unbeatable'', Doreen often avoids fighting an opponent to stop them. She is a big believer in ThePowerOfFriendship and has stopped numerous substantial threats by considering their point of view, [[TakeAThirdOption offering other options,]] and generally treating them like reasonable people. (Galactus is invulnerable to all conventional forces, but he is still open to reason.) This kind of bait-and-switch alternates with more conventional victories--she does still have to punch villains sometimes--so you never know what kind of victory she will get.

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** In ''Unbeatable'', Doreen often avoids fighting an opponent to stop them. She is a big believer in ThePowerOfFriendship and has stopped numerous substantial threats by considering their point of view, [[TakeAThirdOption offering other options,]] options]], and generally treating them like reasonable people. (Galactus is invulnerable to all conventional forces, but he is still open to reason.) This kind of bait-and-switch alternates with more conventional victories--she does still have to punch villains sometimes--so you never know what kind of victory she will get.



* {{Mutants}}: Doreen claimed to be a mutant in her first appearance. ''Unbeatable'' [[RetCon retconned]] this to put her in the same "accidentally received powers" category as, say, Spider-Man or the Fantastic Four.

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* {{Mutants}}: Doreen claimed to be a mutant in her first appearance. ''Unbeatable'' [[RetCon retconned]] {{retcon}}ned this to put her in the same "accidentally received powers" category as, say, Spider-Man or the Fantastic Four.



* [[RageAgainstTheAuthor Rage Against The Readers]]: Squirrel Girl was upset with all of ''us'' after Monkey Joe's death.

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* [[RageAgainstTheAuthor Rage Against The the Readers]]: Squirrel Girl was upset with all of ''us'' after Monkey Joe's death.



** It also creates a CrowningMomentOfFunny when she goes to Latveria so she can borrow Doctor Doom's time machine. Doom just sighs and points her to the room, not even bothering to try and stop her.

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** It also creates a CrowningMomentOfFunny SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}} when she goes to Latveria so she can borrow Doctor Doom's time machine. Doom just sighs and points her to the room, not even bothering to try and stop her.



* XanatosGambit: She may have been strangled by that E-List Mook during the big brawl in ''Great Lakes Avengers: Misassembled'' #4, but that was just to position him where she wanted him to be so the squirrel army could avenge the murder of Monkey Joe. She could have defeated him herself, but [[ItsPersonal it was personal.]]

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* XanatosGambit: She may have been strangled by that E-List Mook during the big brawl in ''Great Lakes Avengers: Misassembled'' #4, but that was just to position him where she wanted him to be so the squirrel army could avenge the murder of Monkey Joe. She could have defeated him herself, but [[ItsPersonal it was personal.]]personal]].
10th Jul '17 9:09:50 PM pepsimax
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Thanks in part to her surge in popularity as a MemeticBadass, Squirrel Girl has also started to appear in other media: She has a supporting role in the cartoon ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'', and she has made several appearances in Marvel-licensed games, often as a playable character. She will join the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse in 2018 as the leader of the ''Series/NewWarriors''.[[note]]This is despite her never having been part of that team in the comics.[[/note]]

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Thanks in part to her surge in popularity as a MemeticBadass, Squirrel Girl has also started to appear in other media: She has a supporting role in the cartoon ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'', and she has made several appearances in Marvel-licensed games, often as a playable character. She will join the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse in 2018 as the leader of the ''Series/NewWarriors''.[[note]]This is despite ''Series/NewWarriors'' [[note]](despite her never having been part of that team in the comics.[[/note]]
comics)[[/note]], played by Creator/MilanaVayntrub.



* ''Series/NewWarriors'' (2018), played by Milana Vayntrub

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* ''Series/NewWarriors'' (2018), played by Milana Vayntrub
Creator/MilanaVayntrub
10th Jul '17 12:32:13 PM pepsimax
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* ''Series/NewWarriors'' (TBA)

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* ''Series/NewWarriors'' (TBA)
(2018), played by Milana Vayntrub
1st Jul '17 5:11:59 PM SAMAS
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During the ''Unbeatable'' era, Doreen became an active member of [[ComicBook/NewMutants Sunspot]]'s [[ComicBook/NewAvengers2015 Avengers Idea Mechanics]]. When ''ComicBook/AvengersStandoff'' split the team up, she--alongside Tippy-Toe, [[ComicBook/YoungAvengers Wiccan, and Hulkling]]--formed their own splinter faction of the New Avengers. After the divided roster reunited during the events of ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'', she remained with A.I.M. during its transition into the [[ComicBook/USAvengers American Idea Mechanics]].

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During the ''Unbeatable'' era, Doreen became an active member of [[ComicBook/NewMutants Sunspot]]'s [[ComicBook/NewAvengers2015 Avengers Idea Mechanics]]. When ''ComicBook/AvengersStandoff'' split the team up, she--alongside Tippy-Toe, [[ComicBook/YoungAvengers Wiccan, and Hulkling]]--formed their own splinter faction of the New Avengers. After the divided roster reunited during the events of ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'', she remained with A.I.M. during its transition into the [[ComicBook/USAvengers American Idea Intelligence Mechanics]].
20th Apr '17 10:33:20 AM Pren
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Thanks in part to her surge in popularity as a MemeticBadass, Squirrel Girl has also started to appear in other media: She has a supporting role in the cartoon ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'', and she has made several appearances in Marvel-licensed games, often as a playable character. She is also rumored to be part of the in-development ''ComicBook/NewWarriors'' live-action series.

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Thanks in part to her surge in popularity as a MemeticBadass, Squirrel Girl has also started to appear in other media: She has a supporting role in the cartoon ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'', and she has made several appearances in Marvel-licensed games, often as a playable character. She will join the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse in 2018 as the leader of the ''Series/NewWarriors''.[[note]]This is also rumored to be despite her never having been part of that team in the in-development ''ComicBook/NewWarriors'' live-action series.
comics.[[/note]]
19th Apr '17 7:38:39 PM pepsimax
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* ''ComicBook/NewWarriors'' (TBA)

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* ''ComicBook/NewWarriors'' ''Series/NewWarriors'' (TBA)
5th Apr '17 10:09:37 AM pepsimax
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* ''ComicBook/NewWarriors'' (TBA) [[note]]in development; Squirrel Girl is a rumored part of the team[[/note]]

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* ''ComicBook/NewWarriors'' (TBA) [[note]]in development; Squirrel Girl is a rumored part of the team[[/note]]
(TBA)
22nd Mar '17 4:20:11 AM ScrewySqrl
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*** This adventure also identified and sealed a plot hole in the Marvel Universe. It's well established that Doom mastered time travel in the early Silver Age. Why hasn't he taken over the world via time travel shenanigans? It's because this adventure left a retirement-age Squirrel Girl in the 60s with Doom. Every time he attempts to use his time platform maliciously, she drops by to blow up all his Doombots.

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*** This adventure also identified and sealed a plot hole in the Marvel Universe. It's well established that Doom mastered time travel in the early Silver Age. Why hasn't he taken over the world via time travel shenanigans? It's because this adventure left a retirement-age Squirrel Girl in the 60s with Doom. Every time he attempts to use his time platform maliciously, she drops by to blow up all his Doombots. this was shown in a cameo in ''ComicBook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool''
19th Mar '17 4:58:16 PM Thranx
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*** This adventure also identified and sealed a plot hole in the Marvel Universe. It's well established that Doom mastered time travel in the early Silver Age. Why hasn't he taken over the world via time travel shenanigans? It's because this adventure left a retirement-age Squirrel Girl in the 60s with Doom. Every time he attempts to use his time platform maliciously, she drops by to blow up all his Doombots.
8th Mar '17 6:46:12 AM PastaCow
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* SquirrelsInMyPants: Thsi is the basic tactic behind her first big victory. She still uses it from time to time.

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* SquirrelsInMyPants: Thsi This is the basic tactic behind her first big victory. She still uses it from time to time.
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