History ComicBook / SquirrelGirl

19th Jan '17 12:03:47 AM almightyblue
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** In ''Unbeatable'', sh doesn't always win by directly fighting and defeating an opponent. She's a big believer in ThePowerOfFriendship and has stopped very 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 open to reason.) This kind of bait-and-switch alternates with more conventional victories, so you never know what you're going to get.

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** In ''Unbeatable'', sh she doesn't always win by directly fighting and defeating an opponent. She's a big believer in ThePowerOfFriendship and has stopped very 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 open to reason.) This kind of bait-and-switch alternates with more conventional victories, so you never know what you're going to get.
18th Jan '17 10:03:58 PM LBHills
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* WorldsStrongestWoman: Not in the conventional sense - her SuperStrength is fairly impressive but far from the greatest on Earth. But in the more metaphorical sense, yeah, she can safely be called this.

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* WorldsStrongestWoman: Not in the conventional sense - her SuperStrength is fairly impressive but far from the greatest on Earth. But in the more metaphorical a broader sense, yeah, she can safely be called this.
13th Jan '17 11:09:28 PM rwe1138
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** In ''Unbeatable'', sh doesn't always win by directly fighting and defeating an opponent. She's a big believer in ThePowerOfFriendship and has stopped very 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 open to reason.) This kind of bait-and-switch alternates with more conventional victories, so you never know what you're going to get.

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** In ''Unbeatable'', sh doesn't always win by directly fighting and defeating an opponent. She's a big believer in ThePowerOfFriendship and has stopped very substantial threats by considering their point of view, [[TakeAThirdOption offering other options,]] and generally treating them like reasonable people. {Galactus (Galactus is invulnerable to all conventional forces, but open to reason.) This kind of bait-and-switch alternates with more conventional victories, so you never know what you're going to get.
12th Jan '17 8:40:23 PM Willbyr
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12th Jan '17 8:40:04 PM Willbyr
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It wasn't until her next appearance in the ''GLX-Mas Special'' that her most defining trait resurfaced: in that special, she defeated ComicBook/{{MODOK}}, [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Terrax]], and even ''ComicBook/{{Thanos}} himself'', while evidence was presented that proved she had already defeated Giganto and [[IronMan Mandarin]]. She started to guest-star in other comics, cementing her status as an invincible hero by having her defeat SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} ("you evil, evil man!"), [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Bi-Beast]], and [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Pluto]]. This culminated in the ''[=Deadpool/GLI=] Summer Fun Spectacular'', where Doctor Doom was shown as being completely afraid to confront her, even after she infiltrated Latveria ''on her own.''

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It wasn't until her next appearance in the ''GLX-Mas Special'' that her most defining trait resurfaced: in that special, she defeated ComicBook/{{MODOK}}, [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Terrax]], and even ''ComicBook/{{Thanos}} himself'', while evidence was presented that proved she had already defeated Giganto and [[IronMan [[ComicBook/IronMan Mandarin]]. She started to guest-star in other comics, cementing her status as an invincible hero by having her defeat SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} ("you evil, evil man!"), [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Bi-Beast]], and [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Pluto]]. This culminated in the ''[=Deadpool/GLI=] Summer Fun Spectacular'', where Doctor Doom was shown as being completely afraid to confront her, even after she infiltrated Latveria ''on her own.''



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!! Squirrel Girl provides examples of the following tropes:

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* [[PettingZooPeople Animal-Person]]: Squirrel Girl is exactly that (i.e. the squirrel equivalent of a CatGirl).

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* [[PettingZooPeople Animal-Person]]: PettingZooPeople: Squirrel Girl is exactly that (i.e. the squirrel equivalent of a CatGirl).CatGirl.
10th Jan '17 10:27:21 AM LBHills
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Nearly twenty-five years after her first appearance, Doreen finally began headlining her own solo comic -- ''ComicBook/TheUnbeatableSquirrelGirl'', written by Creator/RyanNorth and drawn by Erica Henderson. The series follows Doreen at university after leaving her job as Danielle's nanny, and the various menaces she confronts... and often [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath befriends]]. After an initial run of eight issues, ''Unbeatable'' was relaunched with a new volume (the inaugural issue cover of which cheerfully announces as "[[BitingTheHandHumor Only Our Second #1 Issue This Year!]]") following ''ComicBook/{{Secret Wars|2015}}''.

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Nearly twenty-five years after her first appearance, Doreen finally began headlining her own solo comic -- ''ComicBook/TheUnbeatableSquirrelGirl'', written by Creator/RyanNorth and drawn by Erica Henderson. The series follows Doreen at university after leaving her job as Danielle's nanny, and the various menaces she confronts... and often [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath befriends]]. After an initial run of eight issues, ''Unbeatable'' was relaunched with a new volume (the cover of the inaugural issue cover of which cheerfully announces as announces, "[[BitingTheHandHumor Only Our Second #1 Issue This Year!]]") following ''ComicBook/{{Secret Wars|2015}}''.
9th Jan '17 12:44:25 PM pepsimax
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* ''Series/GreatLakesAvengers'' vol. 1 (2005)
* ''Series/NewAvengers'' vol. 2 (2010 -- 2013)
* ''Series/UnbeatableSquirrelGirl'' vol. 1 (2015)

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* ''Series/GreatLakesAvengers'' ''ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers'' vol. 1 (2005)
* ''Series/NewAvengers'' ''ComicBook/NewAvengers'' vol. 2 (2010 -- 2013)
* ''Series/UnbeatableSquirrelGirl'' ''ComicBook/UnbeatableSquirrelGirl'' vol. 1 (2015)



* ''Series/{{New Avengers|2015}}'' vol. 4 (2015 -- 2016)

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* ''Series/{{New ''ComicBook/{{New Avengers|2015}}'' vol. 4 (2015 -- 2016)



* ''Series/USAvengers'' (2017 -- present)

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* ''Series/USAvengers'' ''ComicBook/USAvengers'' (2017 -- present)
9th Jan '17 12:43:09 PM pepsimax
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* ''The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up The Marvel Universe'' OGN (2016)
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* ''VideoGame/AvengersAcademy'' (2016)
8th Jan '17 11:21:12 PM pepsimax
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Doreen Green is the superheroine known as Squirrel Girl -- or, in certain circles, 'The Anti-Life' or 'Slayer of All That Breathes.' Astounding though this may seem, she is Creator/MarvelComics' most powerful hero.

In ''theory,'' her powers include enhanced strength, speed, reflexes, agility, and leaping ability 'proportionate to that of a squirrel'. She has small sharp claws rather than fingernails and has retractable knuckle spikes, both principally used for climbing. She can speak with squirrels, who tend to do her bidding. Oh, and a semi-prehensile tail. Nothing too ground-shaking...

However, according to [[WordOfGod her official Marvel powergrid]], ''all of Doreen's stats are through the roof, at the same level as the [[GuardianOfTheMultiverse Living]] [[PhysicalGod Tribunal]]''. Squirrel Girl is best characterized as a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] character, cheerfully out of place in modern comics; she will frequently [[BreakingTheFourthWall break the fourth wall]] to mention this. The fact that she frequently wins against more powerful enemies using ridiculous means can also be seen as a throwback to the Silver Age.

Squirrel Girl first appeared in a one-shot story in 1991 in AnthologyComic ''Marvel Super-Heroes Special'' #8 (Winter, 1991); after [[InfoDump explaining her powers]] to IronMan, she showed her invincibility by defeating both IronMan ''and'' SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom. The story was written by Will Murray and drawn by Marvel Comics legend Creator/{{Steve|Ditko}} [[ArmedWithCanon freakin']] [[Creator/SteveDitko Ditko]]. Since the art and plot had a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] touch that didn't take itself seriously, and it was published in UsefulNotes/{{the Dark Age|of Comic Books}} that marked TheNineties, the story was essentially a joking one-off that attracted little attention.

Many years later, when scans of comic books on the Internet became common, the story gained many more readers. The fact that Doctor Doom was defeated in such a ridiculous manner, combined with the fact that it was one of the few Doom losses that was never [[RetCon retconned]] as being ActuallyADoombot, allowed Squirrel Girl to become a popular [[MemeticBadass Memetic Badass]] in Internet fight threads -- despite having only appeared once, in a story that virtually no one had read. She became an [[AscendedMeme Ascended Meme]] in 2005, when Dan Slott put her on the ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers in the ''ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers: Misassembled'' mini-series. She didn't do anything especially astonishing there and was more of a NaiveNewcomer.

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Doreen Green is the superheroine '''Doreen Green''', better known as '''Squirrel Girl''' is a Creator/MarvelComics character created by Will Murray and Creator/SteveDitko, first appearing in ''Marvel Super-Heroes'' #8 (dated January 1992).

Simply put,
Squirrel Girl -- or, in certain circles, 'The Anti-Life' or 'Slayer is one of All That Breathes.' Astounding though this may seem, she is Creator/MarvelComics' the MarvelUniverse's most powerful hero.

superheroes. According to [[WordOfGod her official Marvel powergrid]], ''all of Doreen's stats are through the roof, at the same level as the [[GuardianOfTheMultiverse Living]] [[PhysicalGod Tribunal]]''. In ''theory,'' her powers include enhanced strength, speed, reflexes, agility, and leaping ability 'proportionate to that of a squirrel'. She has small sharp claws rather than fingernails and has retractable knuckle spikes, both principally used for climbing. She can speak with squirrels, who tend to do her bidding. Oh, and a semi-prehensile tail. Nothing too ground-shaking...\n\nHowever, according to [[WordOfGod

She infamously took down ComicBook/DoctorDoom in
her official Marvel powergrid]], ''all of Doreen's stats are through the roof, at the same level as the [[GuardianOfTheMultiverse Living]] [[PhysicalGod Tribunal]]''. Squirrel Girl is best characterized as a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] character, cheerfully out of place in modern comics; she will frequently [[BreakingTheFourthWall break the fourth wall]] to mention this. The fact that she frequently wins against more powerful enemies using ridiculous means can also be seen as a throwback to the Silver Age.

Squirrel Girl
first appeared in appearance, not even needing the help of a one-shot story in 1991 in AnthologyComic ''Marvel Super-Heroes Special'' #8 (Winter, 1991); after [[InfoDump explaining nearby ComicBook/IronMan, who refused her powers]] request to IronMan, she showed her invincibility by defeating both IronMan ''and'' SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom. The story was written by Will Murray and drawn by Marvel Comics legend Creator/{{Steve|Ditko}} [[ArmedWithCanon freakin']] [[Creator/SteveDitko Ditko]].become his new sidekick earlier that day. Since the art and plot had a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] touch that didn't take itself seriously, and it was published in UsefulNotes/{{the Dark Age|of Comic Books}} that marked TheNineties, the story was essentially a joking one-off that attracted little attention.

Many years later, when scans of comic books on the Internet became common, the that story gained many more readers. The fact that Doctor Doom was defeated in such a ridiculous manner, combined with the fact that it was one of the few Doom losses that was never [[RetCon retconned]] as being ActuallyADoombot, allowed Squirrel Girl to become a popular [[MemeticBadass Memetic Badass]] in Internet fight threads -- despite having only appeared once, in a story that virtually no one had read. She became an [[AscendedMeme Ascended Meme]] in 2005, when Dan Slott put her on the ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers in the ''ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers: Misassembled'' ''ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers'' mini-series. She didn't do anything especially astonishing there and was more of a NaiveNewcomer.



''ComicBook/TheUnbeatableSquirrelGirl'' by Creator/RyanNorth and Erica Henderson, debuted in January 2015. The series follows Doreen at university after leaving her job as Danielle's nanny, and the various menaces she confronts... and often [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath befriends.]] The series was re-launched in the new, post-''Secret Wars'' continuity, with the same title (but cheerfully announcing, 'Only Our Second #1 Issue This Year!' on the cover.)

After ''Secret Wars,'' Doreen briefly returned to the New Avengers. ''Civil War II'' spelled the end of that team, so she became a founding member of the ''ComicBook/USAvengers.''

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''ComicBook/TheUnbeatableSquirrelGirl'' Nearly twenty-five years after her first appearance, Doreen finally began headlining her own solo comic -- ''ComicBook/TheUnbeatableSquirrelGirl'', written by Creator/RyanNorth and drawn by Erica Henderson, debuted in January 2015.Henderson. The series follows Doreen at university after leaving her job as Danielle's nanny, and the various menaces she confronts... and often [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath befriends.]] The series befriends]]. After an initial run of eight issues, ''Unbeatable'' was re-launched in the new, post-''Secret Wars'' continuity, relaunched with the same title (but a new volume (the inaugural issue cover of which cheerfully announcing, 'Only announces as "[[BitingTheHandHumor Only Our Second #1 Issue This Year!' on Year!]]") following ''ComicBook/{{Secret Wars|2015}}''.

During
the cover.)

After ''Secret Wars,''
''Unbeatable'' era, Doreen briefly returned to the New Avengers. ''Civil War II'' spelled the end of that team, so she became a founding an active member of [[ComicBook/NewMutants Sunspot]]'s [[ComicBook/NewAvengers2015 Avengers Idea Mechanics]]. When ''ComicBook/AvengersStandoff'' split the ''ComicBook/USAvengers.''
team up, she --alongside Tippy-Toe, [[ComicBook/YoungAvengers Wiccan, and Hulkling]]-- formed their own splinter faction of the New Avengers, but 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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!!This heroine [[AC:Notable Comics]]
* ''Series/GreatLakesAvengers'' vol. 1 (2005)
* ''Series/NewAvengers'' vol. 2 (2010 -- 2013)
* ''Series/UnbeatableSquirrelGirl'' vol. 1 (2015)
* ''Unbeatable Squirrel Girl'' vol. 2 (2015 -- present)
* ''Series/{{New Avengers|2015}}'' vol. 4 (2015 -- 2016)
* ''Series/USAvengers'' (2017 -- present)

[[AC:Live-Action Television]]
* ''ComicBook/NewWarriors'' (TBA) [[note]]in development; Squirrel Girl is a rumored part of the team[[/note]]

[[AC:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance'' (2013)
* ''VideoGame/LEGOMarvelSuperHeroes'' (2013)
* ''VideoGame/MarvelHeroes'' (added in 2014)
* ''VideoGame/MarvelPuzzleQuest'' (added in 2015)
* ''VideoGame/LegoMarvelsAvengers'' (2016)
* ''VideoGame/MarvelFutureFight'' (added in 2016)

[[AC:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFourWorldsGreatestHeroes'' (2006) [[note]]episode: "The Cure"[[/note]]
* ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' (2014 -- 2017)
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