History Comicbook / SquirrelGirl

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.
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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.
23rd Feb '17 4:35:23 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* LittleBitBeastly: Doreen herself qualifies, being human with pronounced squirrel-like features.



* {{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 retconned]] this to put her in the same "accidentally received powers" category as, say, Spider-Man or the Fantastic Four.



* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Most of her victories are off-panel and we only see the results, not the actual fights.
** At least until ''Unbeatable'', anyway.

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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Most of her victories are off-panel and we only see the results, not the actual fights.
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fights. At least until ''Unbeatable'', anyway.



* SuperStrength: She is strong enough to lift twenty-five tons. (Possibly more, seeing as that would not "max out" her stats as another source claims.)

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* SuperStrength: She is strong enough to lift twenty-five tons. (Possibly more, ([[AsStrongAsTheyNeedToBe Possibly more]], seeing as that would not "max out" her stats as another source claims.)
23rd Feb '17 4:29:12 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* GuileHero: Most notably in her own series, where her victories are actually seen by the readers; all to often, she does so by TalkingTheMonsterToDeath. Not that she can't do it the old fashioned way if she has to.



* SuperStrength: She is strong enough to lift twenty-five tons.

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* SuperStrength: She is strong enough to lift twenty-five tons. (Possibly more, seeing as that would not "max out" her stats as another source claims.)
20th Feb '17 12:33:46 PM StevieWillShowYou
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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 is one of the MarvelUniverse's most powerful 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.

She infamously took down ComicBook/DoctorDoom in her first appearance, not even needing the help of a nearby ComicBook/IronMan, who refused her request to 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, 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'' mini-series. She didn't do anything especially astonishing there and was more of a NaiveNewcomer.

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 [[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.''

After working with the Great Lakes Avengers for a while, Squirrel Girl came to the conclusion that she was actually ''holding them back'' from becoming a great team (because they sat around while she defeated the likes of Fin Fang Foom), so in Marvel's ''Age of Heroes #3'', she announced that [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/2152108.html she was officially leaving the GLA and striking out on her own]]. A short two-page item in ''I Am An Avenger #1'' showed Doreen arriving back in [[BigApplesauce New York City]], and in the ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers New Avengers]]'') she was hired as the nanny for Luke Cage's and Jessica Jones' baby girl, [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Danielle]]. Since Danielle had been the target of supervillain kidnapping, demonic possession, and other threats in the past, someone like Squirrel Girl was probably necessary to protect the toddler.

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 cheerfully announces, "[[BitingTheHandHumor Only Our Second #1 Issue This Year!]]") following ''ComicBook/{{Secret Wars|2015}}''.

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, 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]].

Doreen is not to be confused with fellow squirrel girls [[Webcomic/ElGoonishShive Grace "Shade Tail" Sciuridae]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Makoto Nanaya]], [[Literature/WhateleyUniverse Aquerna]] [[note]]Marvel Comics exists in the Literature/WhateleyUniverse more or less the same as it does in real life, so Aquerna regularly gets teased about the similarities between her and Doreen, as well as the massive difference in efficacy[[/note]], the girl squirrel from ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'', or the cartoons ''WesternAnimation/SquirrelBoy'' and/or ''WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel''.

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Doreen Green Green, better known to comics fans as Squirrel Girl "Squirrel Girl", is a Creator/MarvelComics character created by Will Murray and Creator/SteveDitko, Creator/SteveDitko; her first appearing appearance was in a story printed in ''Marvel Super-Heroes'' #8 (dated January 1992).

Simply put, Despite the silly name, Squirrel Girl is one of the MarvelUniverse's most canonically powerful superheroes. superheroes in the entire MarvelUniverse. According to [[WordOfGod her official Marvel powergrid]], ''all ''all'' of Doreen's stats are through the roof, putting her at the same level as the ''the [[GuardianOfTheMultiverse Living]] [[PhysicalGod Tribunal]]''. In ''theory,'' Stats aside, her powers include enhanced strength, speed, reflexes, agility, and leaping ability 'proportionate "proportionate to that of a squirrel'. squirrel". She has small also small, sharp claws rather than fingernails and has retractable knuckle spikes, both spikes--both principally used for climbing. She can speak with squirrels, who tend to do her bidding. bidding because of how well she treats them. Oh, and she has a semi-prehensile tail.

She infamously
squirrel tail.

In her first appearance, she
took down ComicBook/DoctorDoom in her first appearance, not even needing without the help of a nearby ComicBook/IronMan, who refused her request to become his new sidekick earlier that day. Since the art and plot had a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] touch that didn't did not take itself seriously, and it seriously--and because the story was published in UsefulNotes/{{the Dark Age|of Comic Books}} that marked TheNineties, the story TheNineties--Doreen's debut was essentially a joking comedic one-off that attracted little attention.

Many years Well over a decade later, when scans of comic books on the Internet became common, that commonplace. And once Doreen's debut was scanned and shared, her story gained many more readers. The fact that Doctor Doom was defeated in by such a ridiculous manner, character (and in an equally ridiculous fashion), combined with the fact that it said defeat 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 -- threads. This was despite her having only appeared once, once in a story that virtually no one had read. read before the mid-2000s. She became an [[AscendedMeme Ascended Meme]] in 2005, 2005 when Dan Slott put her on the ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers in the ''ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers'' ''Great Lakes Avengers: Misassembled'' mini-series. She didn't do anything especially astonishing there did little of note besides being generally cute and was more fighting alongside a bunch of superheroes who seemed equally as odd as her; if anything, she came off as a NaiveNewcomer.

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

own''.

After working with the Great Lakes Avengers for a while, Squirrel Girl came to the conclusion that she was actually ''holding holding them back'' back from becoming a great team (because they sat around team; while she defeated the likes of Fin Fang Foom), so Foom, they sat around playing cards. So in Marvel's ''Age of Heroes #3'', she announced that [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/2152108.html she was officially leaving the GLA and striking out on her own]]. A short two-page item in ''I Am An Avenger #1'' showed Doreen arriving back in [[BigApplesauce New York City]], and in the ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers New Avengers]]'') Avengers]]'', she was hired as the nanny for Luke Cage's and Jessica Jones' baby girl, [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Danielle]]. Danielle]], the daughter of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. Since Danielle had been the target of supervillain kidnapping, demonic possession, and other similar threats in the past, someone like Squirrel Girl was probably necessary to protect the toddler.

Nearly twenty-five years after her first appearance, Doreen finally began headlining received her own solo comic -- comic: ''ComicBook/TheUnbeatableSquirrelGirl'', written by Creator/RyanNorth and drawn by Erica Henderson. The series follows starts after Doreen at university after leaving leaves her job as Danielle's nanny, nanny; rather than stick around at Avengers Mansion as a freeloader, Doreen enrolls at a local university while juggling her life as Squirrel Girl, her days swinging from attending classes and the making new friends to handling all kind of various menaces she confronts... and often villains (often by [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath befriends]]. befriending them]]). After an initial run of eight issues, ''Unbeatable'' was relaunched re-launched with a new volume (the cover of the inaugural Volume 2 issue cheerfully announces, "[[BitingTheHandHumor Only Our Second #1 Issue This Year!]]") following ''ComicBook/{{Secret Wars|2015}}''.

Wars|2015}}''. The series also has its own original graphic novel, ''The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe'', in which...well, the title really does say it all, here.

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 she--alongside Tippy-Toe, [[ComicBook/YoungAvengers Wiccan, and Hulkling]]-- formed Hulkling]]--formed their own splinter faction of the New Avengers, but after 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]].

Doreen 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 not also rumored to be confused part of the in-development ''ComicBook/NewWarriors'' live-action series.

Do not confuse this Squirrel Girl
with fellow squirrel girls [[Webcomic/ElGoonishShive Grace "Shade Tail" Sciuridae]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Makoto Nanaya]], [[Literature/WhateleyUniverse Aquerna]] [[note]]Marvel Comics exists in the Literature/WhateleyUniverse more or less the same as it does in real life, so Aquerna regularly gets teased about the similarities between her and Doreen, as well as the massive difference in efficacy[[/note]], the girl squirrel from ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'', or the cartoons ''WesternAnimation/SquirrelBoy'' and/or ''WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel''.
''WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel''.

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!!Squirrel Girl provides examples of the following tropes:

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!!Squirrel Girl provides examples of Girl's appearances in various comics cotain the following tropes:



* {{Adorkable}}: Lampshaded in ''VideoGame/MarvelHeroes''. Her bio says:

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* {{Adorkable}}: Lampshaded This is lampshaded in ''VideoGame/MarvelHeroes''. Her bio says:her ''VideoGame/MarvelHeroes'' bio:



* AndThisIsFor: Squirrel Girl's letting her squirrels defeat a {{mook}} for Monkey Joe. (He couldn't care less.)
* PettingZooPeople: Squirrel Girl is the squirrel equivalent of a CatGirl.

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* AndThisIsFor: Squirrel Girl's letting Girl lets her squirrels squirrel army defeat a {{mook}} for in the name Monkey Joe. (He couldn't Joe (whose ghost did not care less.)
* PettingZooPeople: Squirrel Girl is the squirrel equivalent of a CatGirl.
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. Inverted, since Squirrel Girl ''really is'' that dangerous, but averted in that she's a superhero ''and'' she rarely causes any sort of collateral damage.

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* 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 Doom, and Squirrel Girl. Inverted, since This is an inverted trope in that Squirrel Girl ''really is'' that dangerous, but it is also averted in that she's a superhero ''and'' she rarely causes any sort of collateral damage.damage (and, in her stand-alone series, tries her best to resolve conflicts without resorting to violence).



* AttackAttackAttack: She's perfectly capable of delivering cans of ass-whooping like this, as Wolverine can attest. And that's without getting to the animal empathy thing (Wolvie's reasonably wary of the ''army'' of squirrels she summons when he manages to get her in an armlock).
* BadassAdorable: She's positively cute (and positively ''hot'' in Mike Deodato's ''Comicbook/NewAvengers'' run), can talk to squirrels, and can kick more ass than all of Marvel's other heroes combined.

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* AttackAttackAttack: She's She is perfectly capable of delivering opening up cans of ass-whooping like this, whoop-ass, as Wolverine can attest. And that's that is without getting to the animal empathy thing (Wolvie's (Logan is reasonably wary of the ''army'' of squirrels she summons when he manages to get her in an armlock).
* BadassAdorable: She's She is positively cute (and positively ''hot'' in Mike Deodato's ''Comicbook/NewAvengers'' run), can talk to squirrels, and can kick more ass than all of Marvel's other heroes combined.



--> I don't ''need'' luck. I eat nuts.

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--> I -->I don't ''need'' luck. I eat nuts.



* BladeBelowTheShoulder: While her knuckle spikes aren't as powerful (or as long) as Wolverine's, she's able to carve through solid wood with them, and her fingernails can cut through reinforced tempered glass.
* BlitheSpirit: Squirrel Girl is upbeat, optimistic, and (justifiably) full of self-confidence. With a few exceptions (mostly criminals who are being punched), people get along well with her.

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* BladeBelowTheShoulder: While her knuckle spikes aren't as powerful (or as long) as Wolverine's, she's she is able to carve through solid wood with them, and her fingernails can cut through reinforced tempered glass.
* BlitheSpirit: Squirrel Girl is upbeat, optimistic, and (justifiably) full of self-confidence. With a few exceptions (mostly exceptions--mostly criminals who are being punched), people punched--people get along well with her.



** In issue 2, she repeats "I don't need luck, I have Nuts!"

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** In issue 2, she repeats "I don't need luck, I have Nuts!"nuts!"



** In Volume 2 Issue 5, she defeats Doctor Doom again, this time with a swarm of Squirrel Girls (Time Travel, it just makes sense) in a reference to her original win over Doom using a swarm of squirrels.
* ComicallyInvincibleHero: Her entire purpose.

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** In Volume 2 Issue 5, she defeats Doctor Doom again, this time with [[ItMakesSenseInContext a swarm of Squirrel Girls (Time Travel, it just makes sense) Girls]], in a reference to her original win over Doom using a swarm of squirrels.
* ComicallyInvincibleHero: Her This is her entire purpose.purpose for existing now.



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Cute. Fuzzy. Talks to squirrels. Lips taste like hazelnuts. Defeated Doctor Doom (twice!), The Mandarin, Giganto, MODOK, Thanos, Terrax, Bug-Eyed Voice, Bi-Beast, Deadpool (twice!), Pluto, Fin Fang Foom, Baron Mordo, Korvac, and Ego the Living Planet...

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Cute. Fuzzy. Talks She is cute. She talks to squirrels. Lips taste like hazelnuts. Defeated She has also defeated Doctor Doom (twice!), The Mandarin, Giganto, MODOK, Thanos, Terrax, Bug-Eyed Voice, Bi-Beast, Deadpool (twice!), Pluto, Fin Fang Foom, Baron Mordo, Korvac, and Ego the Living Planet...Planet.



** She wielded {{Mjolnir}} and became "Squirrel Thor" in ''The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe'' graphic novel.

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** She even wielded {{Mjolnir}} and became "Squirrel Thor" in ''The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe'' graphic novel.Universe''.



** Reversed completely in ''Unbeatable Squirrel Girl'', where all the darker character traits disappear and she returns to her comedic roots.

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** Reversed This is reversed completely in ''Unbeatable Squirrel Girl'', where all the darker character traits disappear and she returns to her comedic roots.



* TheDreaded: Doctor Doom has shown great fear in having a rematch with her(though after their [[MemeticMutation legendary first tussle]], can you really blame him?).
** She has been canonically referred to as ''The Anti-Life'' and ''The Slayer Of All That Breathes''.
* DoubleEntendre: She carries around nuts for her squirrel friends in 'nut sacks' on her utility belt.
* FastballSpecial: She threw Tippy-Toe at M.O.D.O.K. this way. Called it the ''Fuzzball'' Special. [[ShoutOut Alley-Oop!]]
* {{Flanderization}}: Her infamous defeat of Doctor Doom was accomplished by creative use of her powers; commanding an army of squirrels to sabotage all of his equipment from the inside. Afterwards it just became a thing that she can beat everyone, even Thanos, by creative power uses or just punching them (usually off panel). Very much PlayedForLaughs.
* FunPersonified: Arguably the flagship character of this trope. Considering [[DysfunctionJunction the rest of the 616 universe]], this is what makes her really [[MoodDissonance out of place]].

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* TheDreaded: Doctor Doom has shown great fear in having a rematch with her(though her--though, after their [[MemeticMutation legendary first tussle]], can you really blame him?).
him?
** She has been canonically referred to as ''The Anti-Life'' "The Anti-Life" and ''The "The Slayer Of All That Breathes''.
Breathes".
* DoubleEntendre: She carries around nuts for her squirrel friends in 'nut sacks' "nut sacks" on her utility belt.
* FastballSpecial: She threw Tippy-Toe at M.O.D.O.K. this way. Called She even called it the ''Fuzzball'' Special."the Fuzzball Special". [[ShoutOut Alley-Oop!]]
* {{Flanderization}}: Her infamous defeat of Doctor Doom was accomplished by a creative use of her powers; commanding powers--that is, she commanded an army of squirrels to sabotage all of his equipment from the inside. Afterwards it just Thanks to MemeticMutation, she became a thing that she can able to beat everyone, even Thanos, by creative power uses or just punching them (usually off panel). Very This is very much PlayedForLaughs.
PlayedForLaughs, though.
* FunPersonified: Arguably She is arguably the flagship character of this trope. Considering [[DysfunctionJunction the rest of the 616 universe]], this is what makes her really [[MoodDissonance out of place]].



* GotTheCallOnSpeedDial: Squirrel Girl's greatest ambition has always been to use her powers to help mankind. And squirrel-kind. At the age of 14, Squirrel Girl attacked Doctor Doom in order to become Iron Man's sidekick. As a slightly older teenager in New York, she helped the police by catching muggers in Central Park. Later, she joined the ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers without giving it a second thought. She doesn't seem to have ''any'' emotional baggage about fighting crime or being abnormal. (This puts her in a substantial minority in the Marvel Universe.)

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* GotTheCallOnSpeedDial: Squirrel Girl's greatest ambition has always been to use her powers to help mankind. And squirrel-kind. At the age of 14, Squirrel Girl attacked Doctor Doom in order to become Iron Man's sidekick. As a slightly older teenager in New York, she helped the police by catching muggers in Central Park. Later, she She joined the ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers without giving it a second thought. She doesn't seem seems to have ''any'' ''no'' emotional baggage about fighting crime or being abnormal. (This puts her in a substantial minority in the Marvel Universe.)



* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: She gets a lot of mileage out of 'communicate with squirrels'. It doesn't seem so stupid when they're defeating Doctor Doom.
* HypocriticalHumor: Squirrel Girl accuses the Bug-Eyed Voice of committing a criminal offense because he is stalking Speedball. She does this while ''she's'' occupied in stalking Speedball.

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* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: She gets a lot of mileage out of 'communicate "communicate with squirrels'. squirrels". It doesn't may seem so stupid when they're defeating at first, but once they manage to take out Doctor Doom.
Doom...
* HypocriticalHumor: In her ''I (Heart) Marvel'' appearance, Squirrel Girl accuses the The Bug-Eyed Voice of committing a criminal offense because he is stalking Speedball. She does this while ''she's'' ''she'' is occupied in stalking Speedball.



* InformedAttribute: Her alleged power level. She never actually displays powers beyond increased (but still lower than, say, Spider-Man) strength and agility, along with the ability to control squirrels. She gets an amazing amount of mileage out of the squirrel control, but any villain that can't be beaten by having a small, furry critter wriggle under his armor she beats offscreen (if at all - she hasn't [[MemeticBadass actually]] appeared that many times or done very much).
* InvincibleHero: That's kind of the central gag. But they have played with the notion more than once.
** The closest she has ever come to defeat was failing to convince Robbie "Penance" Baldwin to return to being Speedball. [[note]] Unsurprising - you can't pep-talk someone out of a traumatic, partially-drug induced and reinforced psychosis.[[/note]]
** In ''Unbeatable'', 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.

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* InformedAttribute: Her alleged power level. level is this. She never actually displays powers beyond her increased (but still lower than, say, Spider-Man) strength and agility, along with the her knuckle spikes, and her ability to control talk with squirrels. She gets an amazing amount of mileage out of the squirrel control, but any villain that can't cannot be beaten by having a small, furry critter wriggle under his their armor she beats is often beaten offscreen (if at all - all; she hasn't has not [[MemeticBadass actually]] appeared that many times or done very much).
enough to be a true "power player" in the Marvel universe).
* InvincibleHero: That's kind of This has been the central gag. gag behind Squirrel Girl's existence after her resurrection in ''Great Lakes Avengers: Misassembled''. But they various writers have played with the notion more than once.
** The closest she has ever come to defeat was failing to convince Robbie "Penance" Baldwin to return to being Speedball. [[note]] Unsurprising - [[note]]This is unsurprising, though--when is the last time you can't pep-talk talked someone out of a traumatic, partially-drug induced and reinforced psychosis.[[/note]]
traumatic drug-induced-and-reinforced psychosis?[[/note]]
** In ''Unbeatable'', she doesn't always win by directly Doreen often avoids fighting and defeating an opponent. She's opponent to stop them. She is a big believer in ThePowerOfFriendship and has stopped very 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, so victories--she does still have to punch villains sometimes--so you never know what you're going to get. kind of victory she will get.



* LampshadeHanging: She's a universe-wide (or even genre-wide) lampshade, telling how ridiculous comparisons between heroes or villains are, and the power levels are moot before the whims of the writer of the current story.
* LethalJokeCharacter: She doesn't seem threatening at first, but seriously examining the entirety of her ComboPlatterPowers makes her reputation disturbingly plausible, even with the most cynical interpretation:
** She herself has a well stocked AnatomyArsenal of FemmeFatalons, BladesBelowTheShoulder, [[NowThatsUsingYourTeeth a devastating bite]], PrehensileTail, and the proportional [[CombatParkour agility]], [[LightningBruiser strength]] and [[DodgeTheBullet reflexes]] of a squirrel.
** There are hints that her fuzzy friends may be able to serve as {{Animal Eye Spy}}s for her- at the least, they can report back information. And huge numbers of them live [[TheOmniscient in every major city and on every continent but Antarctica]].
** Lastly, the squirrels that she has control of only seem silly until one has encountered the tiny raging terror of a [[KillerRabbit rabid squirrel]]. They can climb nearly any textured or penetrable surface. They can jump over two meters in a single leap. They are built to survive falling dozens of times their own height from trees without harm. Squirrels are known as destructive pests in homes because the same jaws they use to [[CuteBruiser crack walnuts]] can chew through things like [[ExtremeOmnivore aluminum siding, metal cables and wiring, and support beams]]. And she can control [[TheSwarm MANY squirrels]]. Now imagine this horde of inescapable living bolt cutters working as a [[HiveMind coordinated, intelligent unit]]. ''This'' is what Dr. Doom has nightmares about.
* MasterOfAll: ComicBook/SquirrelGirl's official ratings have [[http://marvel.com/universe/Squirrel_Girl every stat maxed out]]. It's a RunningGag that she keeps defeating Marvel's most powerful villains including (effectively) gods off-camera. ''With squirrels.''
* MediumAwareness: Squirrel Girl is fully aware that she is in a comic book, but due to contractual issues she is only allowed to break the fourth wall during the recaps. However, Monkey Joe and Tippy-Toe didn't sign any contract (why would they?), so for them there is no fourth wall.
* {{Mutants}}: Doreen claimed to be a mutant in her early appearances. However, there's been some RetCon that places her in the same 'accidentally received powers' category as, say, Spider-Man or the FF.
* NonHumanSidekick: Tippy-Toe, and formerly the late Monkey Joe.
* NoodleIncident: Aside from her various scorecards against prominent villains, ''New Avengers'' showed that SG has an unspecified "past" with {{Wolverine}} of all people. Exactly what that past involved hasn't been revealed, but the two of them refer to each other by their ''[[FirstNameBasis given first names]]'' and Logan reminds her "we promised never to see each other again." In his second issue letters column on ''Unbeatable'', Ryan North "explained" that she was mad at him for stealing a cab from her.
* OddFriendship: 'Odd' doesn't even begin to describe it:
--> '''Galactus:''' [[AC: I like you, Squirrel Girl. You don't fear me. In all my travels, you are the first to approach me... as a peer.]]

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* LampshadeHanging: She's She is a universe-wide (or even genre-wide) lampshade, telling how ridiculous comparisons between heroes or villains are, and the power levels are moot before the whims of the writer of the current story.
* LethalJokeCharacter: She doesn't seem threatening seems harmless at first, but seriously examining the entirety of her ComboPlatterPowers makes her reputation disturbingly plausible, even with the most cynical interpretation:
** She herself has a well stocked well-stocked AnatomyArsenal of FemmeFatalons, BladesBelowTheShoulder, [[NowThatsUsingYourTeeth a devastating bite]], PrehensileTail, and the proportional [[CombatParkour agility]], [[LightningBruiser strength]] and [[DodgeTheBullet reflexes]] of a squirrel.
** There are hints that her fuzzy friends may be able to serve as {{Animal Eye Spy}}s for her- at her--at the least, they can report back information. And huge numbers of them live [[TheOmniscient in every major city and on every continent but Antarctica]].
** Lastly, the The squirrels that she has control of only seem silly until one has encountered the tiny raging terror of a [[KillerRabbit rabid squirrel]]. They can climb nearly any textured or penetrable surface. They can jump over two meters in a single leap. They are built to survive falling dozens of times their own height from trees without harm. Squirrels They are known as often considered destructive pests in homes because the same jaws they use to [[CuteBruiser crack walnuts]] can chew through things like [[ExtremeOmnivore aluminum siding, metal cables and wiring, and support beams]]. And she since Doreen can control [[TheSwarm MANY squirrels]]. Now an entire army of squirrels]], imagine this a horde of inescapable living bolt cutters working as a [[HiveMind coordinated, intelligent unit]]. ''This'' is what When Dr. Doom has nightmares nightmares, that idea is what they are about.
* MasterOfAll: ComicBook/SquirrelGirl's official ratings have [[http://marvel.com/universe/Squirrel_Girl every stat maxed out]]. It's It is a RunningGag that she keeps defeating Marvel's most powerful villains villains, including (effectively) gods off-camera. ''With squirrels.''
cosmic entities such as Galactus, either off-camera or in ridiculous ways. Often with the help of squirrels.
* MediumAwareness: Squirrel Girl is fully aware that she is in a comic book, but book; due to contractual issues issues, she is only allowed to break the fourth wall during the recaps. However, But Monkey Joe and Tippy-Toe didn't sign any contract (why would they?), so for them them, there is no fourth wall.
* {{Mutants}}: Doreen claimed to be a mutant in her early appearances. However, there's been some RetCon that places first appearance. ''Unbeatable'' {{RetCon retconned}} this to put her in the same 'accidentally "accidentally received powers' powers" category as, say, Spider-Man or the FF.
Fantastic Four.
* NonHumanSidekick: While Doreen can talk to any squirrel she wants, her longtime sidekick is Tippy-Toe, and formerly who got the late job after Monkey Joe.
Joe's death in ''Great Lakes Avengers: Misassembled''.
* NoodleIncident: Aside from her various scorecards against prominent villains, ''New Avengers'' showed that SG Doreen has an unspecified "past" with {{Wolverine}} {{Wolverine}}, of all people. Exactly what In that past involved hasn't been revealed, but appearance, the two of them refer to each other by their ''[[FirstNameBasis [[FirstNameBasis given first names]]'' names]], and Logan reminds her "we promised never to see each other again." again".
**
In his second issue a letters column on ''Unbeatable'', Ryan North "explained" that she was mad at him for stealing a cab from her.
her. Take that as you will.
* OddFriendship: 'Odd' doesn't even begin to describe it:
"Odd" is an understatement after Squirrel Girl befriends ''Galactus, Devourer of Worlds''.
--> '''Galactus:''' [[AC: I like you, Squirrel Girl. You don't fear me. In all my travels, you are the first to approach me... as a peer.]]



* ParodySue: Squirrel Girl has stats up to PhysicalGod level and villains of the caliber of Doctor Doom fear her, yet most of her victories are off-screen and her superpowers are based on squrriels.
* ProgressivelyPrettier: In her first appearance, Squirrel Girl looked really weird. Her art has flip-flopped a lot (she's guest-starred a lot), but she's generally depicted as being ''much'' cuter than she looked in her first appearance. Lampshaded in her new series which shows a brief flashback to her first appearance. She concludes that everyone makes questionable fashion choices at fourteen. The general trend is reversed, however, in ''The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl'', in which Erica Henderson draws her as round-faced, buck-toothed, and with a much chubbier physique than is usual for superheroines.

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** At least until ''Unbeatable'', anyway.
* ParodySue: Squirrel Girl has stats up to PhysicalGod level and villains of the caliber of Doctor Doom fear her, yet most of her victories are off-screen and her superpowers are based on squrriels.
squrriels.
* ProgressivelyPrettier: In her first appearance, Squirrel Girl looked looked...really weird. Her art has flip-flopped a lot (she's guest-starred thanks to being drawn by a lot), number of different artists, but she's she is generally depicted as being ''much'' cuter than she looked in her first appearance. Lampshaded This is lampshaded in her new series which an issue of ''Unbeatable'' that shows a brief flashback to her first appearance. She concludes that everyone makes questionable fashion choices at fourteen. fourteen.
**
The general trend is reversed, however, reversed in ''The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl'', in which Erica ''Unbeatable''--Erica Henderson draws her Doreen as round-faced, buck-toothed, and with a much chubbier physique than is usual for superheroines.superheroines.
* PettingZooPeople: Squirrel Girl is the squirrel equivalent of a CatGirl.



** The first issue of ''Unbeatable Squirrel Girl'' ignored her mutant origins, instead saying multiple times the she has "partially squirrel blood." It has been speculated (but not confirmed) that this may have been due to the ongoing feud between Fox (who currently controls the X-Men film rights) and Marvel.
** The same series also did away with the hazelnut lips attribute.

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** The first issue of ''Unbeatable ''The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl'' has ignored her mutant origins, instead saying multiple times the that she has "partially squirrel blood." blood". It has been speculated (but not confirmed) that this may have been due to particular retcon was the result of the ongoing feud between Fox (who currently controls the X-Men film rights) and Marvel.
** The same series ''Unbeatable'' also did away with the hazelnut "her lips attribute.taste like hazelnut" attribute mentioned in her ''I (Heart) Marvel'' appearance.



* RuleOfFunny: The only reason she can get away with being so overpowered. It's funny.

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* RuleOfFunny: The only This is literally the reason she can get away with being so overpowered. It's funny.overpowered.



* SecretIdentity: She does a '''really''' bad job at hiding her civilian identity of Doreen Green, yet one of her biggest fears is that someone will make the connection despite her efforts. Played for laughs in ''Deadpool: Too Soon'', where Deadpool tries to hold this secret over her for blackmail - only for everyone else in the room to say they'd already figured it out - including the Punisher, Rocket Raccoon (who had never met Doreen before) and Spider-Ham ([[UpToEleven who isn't even from their dimension]]).
* SerialEscalation: She used to be prone to this on a habitual basis. They've taken the character in other directions recently, but not before she'd made some of Marvel's BiggerBad types feel pretty silly.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: There's a certain species of animal she can communicate with. Can you guess which one? In fact, it comes as a surprise to her in ''All-New Wolverine'' that other AnimalThemedSuperbeing types can't do the same with ''their'' namesakes.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Acknowledged and mocked when she decides to leave the GLA because with her around the others would never get any screen time, on account of the fact that her MemeticBadass status has grown to such a point where they don't even try to help her defeat such uber-baddies as Fin Fang Foom, Baron Mordo and Ego the Living Planet. Instead they choose to hang around playing cards while she effortlessly defeats them.
* SquirrelsInMyPants: The elementary tactic behind her first big victory. She still uses it from time to time.
* StalkerWithACrush and StalkingIsLove: Squirrel Girl's crush over [[ComicBook/NewWarriors Speedball]]. She defeats his enemies for him, she breaks into dungeons for him, she invades sovereign countries for him, she travels through time for him, and her fan letters to him are screened by the FBI! And ignoring that time when he was too deep for her, he has responded to her crush with what's seemingly equal attraction. She is not a fan of Penance.
* SuperCuteSuperPowers: Squirrel Girl can summon a flurry of squirrels to ZergRush an opponent. They're so fluffy!
* SuperSpeed / SuperReflexes: As Squirrel Girl likes to remind us, she has Squirrel Agility. Which means that she has the proportionate speed and [[SuperReflexes reflexes]] of a squirrel.
* SuperStrength: She is strong enough to lift ''25 tons''.
* TakeOurWordForIt: For many years after her initial (justified) victory, every takedown of a top-tier villain fell into this category. Now that she's got her own book and has been in several others, writers have generally found ways for her to outfight, outsmart or permanently distract her opponents.
** In the ''Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe'' graphic novel, her own "jerky clone" (as opposed to her evil clone), who has all her power and none of her restraint, is shown taking down a number of top tier heroes and villains in a variety of creative ways. The "jerky clone" was last seen beating up Annihilus in the Negative Zone.
* TakeThat: A fair bit of Squirrel Girl's dialogue and surrounding plot points consist of these; aimed at whatever the writer finds annoying about every other comic in existence (the escapism quote above, Batman's in-universe status as an urban legend, etc.). Then, just to make sure no one missed the reference, often one of the squirrels will pop up at the corner of the page and [[DontExplaintheJoke state outright]] [[BreakingTheFourthWall what it meant]].
** 'Penance' - the DarkerAndEdgier post-Civil War persona of Speedball - was a particular sore point. She tries to convince him he's not at fault, citing all the other stuff that other heroes have done that was so much worse (but managed not to get blamed for). Eventually, he cuts her off for not understanding, culminating in him shouting how he's "deep" now and repeatedly smashing his head into a wall to show how "deep" he is.
* TimeTravel: She attempted to travel into the past in order to romance pre-Penance Speedball. Somehow she traveled into the future...It's a very sly reference. When Squirrel Girl tries to travel to the past, she sets the time machine to take her to "Speedball's second to last coordinates" (the last time Robbie Baldwin was Speedball prior to the events of ComicBook/CivilWar, since if she showed up in Stamford, she'd be one of the victims of Nitro's explosion). Prior to Civil War, Speedball's last appearance in a Marvel comic ''was in a comic set in the year 2099.''
** It also creates a CrowningMomentOfFunny when she goes to Latveria to borrow Doctor Doom's time machine. Doom just sighs and points her to the room, not even bothering to try and stop her.
** She recently time traveled in ''Unbeatable Squirrel Girl'' and again faced off against Doctor Doom. Not the one of ''her'' present-day time period, where Doctor Doom is acting ReformedButNotTamed - this was Doctor Doom, time-traveling forward from ''minutes'' after her initial defeat of him.
* VagueAge: Originally 14, but now it's vague. In ''Unbeatable Squirrel Girl'' Volume 2, she is a 2nd year computer science student in college, which probably makes her 19-20 years old.
* WeakButSkilled: She has superhuman strength and agility. She also has 2-3 inch retractable knuckle spikes that can slice wood, in addition to sharp claws on each digit that can be used for climbing. Her powers of [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway talking to squirrels while having squirrel agility]], takes down Marvel powerhouses, including the Cosmic Powered Thanos, by [[WeaksauceWeakness exploiting their one weakness]], being just that good, or having PlotArmor.
* WolverinePublicity: It shows just how much a MemeticBadass she's become that she was utilized in this capacity for a guest appearance in AllNewWolverine #7.
* WorldsStrongestWoman: Not in the conventional sense - her SuperStrength is fairly impressive but far from the greatest on Earth. But in a broader sense, yeah, she can safely be called this.
* 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 let him stand where she wanted him in order for her to let the other squirrels avenge the murder of Monkey Joe. She could have defeated him herself but [[ItsPersonal it was personal.]]
** ''In Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol 2'', she allows Mole Man's giant monster to stomp on her several times instead of defeating it. This so that Mole Man would redirect his affections to the monster and away from her.

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* SecretIdentity: She In ''Unbeatable'', she does a '''really''' bad horrible job at of hiding her civilian identity of Doreen Green, identity, yet one of her biggest fears is that someone will make the connection despite her efforts. Played This is played for laughs in ''Deadpool: Too Soon'', where Deadpool tries to hold this secret over her for blackmail - blackmail...only for everyone else in the room to say they'd already figured it out - including the out--including The Punisher, Rocket Raccoon (who had never met Doreen before) before), and Spider-Ham ([[UpToEleven who isn't even from their dimension]]).
dimension]]).
* SerialEscalation: She used to be prone to this on a habitual basis. They've taken the character ''Unbeatable'' took her in other directions recently, directions, but not before she'd she had made some of Marvel's BiggerBad types feel pretty silly.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: There's There is a certain species of animal she can communicate with. Can you guess which one? In fact, it comes as a surprise to her in ''All-New Wolverine'' Wolverine'', she is surprised to learn that other AnimalThemedSuperbeing types can't cannot do the same with ''their'' namesakes.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Acknowledged This is both acknowledged and mocked when she decides decided to leave the GLA because with GLA. With her around around, the others would other Great Lakes Avengers never get saw any action--or screen time, on account of the fact that time--because her MemeticBadass status has had grown to such a the point where they don't even try to help her defeat played cards while she defeated such uber-baddies as Fin Fang Foom, Baron Mordo Mordo, and Ego the Living Planet. Instead they choose to hang around playing cards while Doreen felt she effortlessly defeats them.
had been "holding back" the team as a result, and thus she returned to New York.
* SquirrelsInMyPants: The elementary Thsi is the basic tactic behind her first big victory. She still uses it from time to time.
* StalkerWithACrush and / StalkingIsLove: These are arguably the best way to describe Squirrel Girl's crush over [[ComicBook/NewWarriors Speedball]]. She defeats his enemies for him, she breaks into dungeons for him, she invades sovereign countries for him, she even travels through time for him, and her him. Her fan letters to him are screened by the FBI! And ignoring that time when he was too deep for her, her (Doreen is not a fan of Penance), he has responded to her crush with what's seemingly what seems like equal attraction. She is not (At the very least, she got a fan of Penance.
kiss from him.)
* SuperCuteSuperPowers: Squirrel Girl can summon a flurry of squirrels to ZergRush an opponent. They're so fluffy!
fluffy! And cute! And ''oh god they're everywhere''!
* SuperSpeed / SuperReflexes: As Squirrel Girl likes to remind us, she has Squirrel Agility. Which means that she has the proportionate speed speed, agility, and [[SuperReflexes reflexes]] of a squirrel.
squirrel.
* SuperStrength: She is strong enough to lift ''25 tons''.
twenty-five tons.
* TakeOurWordForIt: For many years after her initial (justified) victory, every takedown of a top-tier villain fell into this category. Now that she's got she has her own book and (and has been in several others, others), writers have generally found ways for her to outfight, outsmart outsmart, distract, or permanently distract even befriend her opponents.
** In the ''Unbeatable ''The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe'' graphic novel, Universe'', her own "jerky clone" (as opposed to her evil clone), who has all her power and none of her restraint, is shown taking down a number of top tier heroes and villains in a variety of creative ways. The "jerky clone" was last seen beating up Annihilus in the Negative Zone.
* TakeThat: A fair bit In a number of her pre-''Unbeatable'' appearances, Squirrel Girl's dialogue and surrounding plot points consist of these; were aimed at whatever the writer finds found annoying about every other comic in existence (the books at the time (e.g., the escapism quote above, Batman's in-universe status as an urban legend, etc.). Then, And just to make sure no one missed the reference, often one of the squirrels will pop her squirrel sidekick pops up at the corner of the page and in a cut-out panel to [[DontExplaintheJoke state outright]] [[BreakingTheFourthWall what it meant]].
** 'Penance' - the Penance--the DarkerAndEdgier post-Civil War persona of Speedball - was Robbie "Speedball" Baldwin--was a particular sore point. She tries tried to convince him he's he was not at fault, fault for the events leading to Civil War by citing all the other stuff that other heroes have done that was so much worse (but managed not to get blamed for). Eventually, he cuts Robbie yelled at her off for not understanding, culminating in him shouting how he's "deep" now understanding his pain, and repeatedly smashing eventually smashed his (helmeted) head into a wall over and over to show off how "deep" he is.
had become. As pointed out above, Doreen is not a fan of Penance.
* TimeTravel: She attempted Doreen once tried to travel into the past in order to romance pre-Penance Speedball. Somehow so she could stop ComicBook/CivilWar from happening (and thus stop Speedball from becoming Penance). Somehow, she traveled into the future...It's future. This bit doubles as [[MythologyGag a very sly reference. reference]]: When Squirrel Girl tries to travel to the past, she sets the time machine to take her to "Speedball's second to last coordinates" (the (i.e., the last time Robbie Baldwin Speedball was Speedball prior to the events of ComicBook/CivilWar, since if she showed up in Stamford, she'd be one of the victims of Nitro's explosion). Civil War). Prior to Civil War, Speedball's last appearance in a Marvel comic ''was in a comic set in the year 2099.''
2099''.
** It also creates a CrowningMomentOfFunny when she goes to Latveria to 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.
** She recently also time traveled in ''Unbeatable Squirrel Girl'' and again faced ''Unbeatable'', this time to face off against Doctor Doom. Not Doom (again). This is not the one of ''her'' present-day time period, where Doctor Doom is acting ReformedButNotTamed - this ReformedButNotTamed--this was a Doctor Doom, time-traveling Doom who had time-travelled forward from ''minutes'' after her initial defeat of she first defeated him.
* VagueAge: Originally 14, Doreen was originally 14 (the art made that hard to tell!), but now it's her age is intentionally left vague. In ''Unbeatable Squirrel Girl'' ''Unbeatable'' Volume 2, she is a 2nd year second-year computer science student in college, which probably makes her 19-20 19 or 20 years old.
* WeakButSkilled: She has superhuman strength and agility. She can also [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway talk to squirrels]]. She has 2-3 inch retractable knuckle spikes that can slice wood, in addition to wood and sharp claws on each digit that can finger. And she has has the proportional speed, strength, and agility of a squirrel. Despite appearing to be used for climbing. Her powers of [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway talking to squirrels while having squirrel agility]], takes a ridiculous character, Squirrel Girl has taken down numerous Marvel powerhouses, including the Cosmic Powered Thanos, by powerhouses--including Thanos and Galactus--by [[WeaksauceWeakness exploiting their one weakness]], being just that good, or having PlotArmor.
PlotArmor. (Or by befriending them, as of ''Unbeatable''.)
* WolverinePublicity: It shows just how much a MemeticBadass she's become that she She was utilized in this capacity for a guest appearance in AllNewWolverine ''AllNewWolverine'' #7.
* WorldsStrongestWoman: Not in the conventional sense - her Her SuperStrength is fairly impressive impressive, but it is far from the greatest on Earth. But in Earth, let alone within the entire Marvel Universe. In a much broader sense, yeah, however, she can safely be called this.
* XanatosGambit: She may have been strangled by that E-List Mook during the big brawl in ''Great Lakes Avengers: Misassembled #4'', Misassembled'' #4, but that was just to let position him stand where she wanted him in order for her to let be so the other squirrels squirrel army could avenge the murder of Monkey Joe. She could have defeated him herself herself, but [[ItsPersonal it was personal.]]
** ''In Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol 2'', she In an issue of ''Unbeatable'', Doreen allows one of Mole Man's giant monster monsters to stomp on her several times instead of defeating it. This times. She could have defeated the monster, but she let the stomping happen so that Mole Man would redirect his affections to toward the monster and monster--and away from her.Squirrel Girl, for whom Mole Man had become a StalkerWithACrush.
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