[[caption-width-right:276:[- [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass What? The one with with the big tail who talks to squirrels?]] -] ]]

->''"Maybe it's just me, but I'm not crazy about super hero stories where everything's all dark and moody. Personally, I like the ones where good guys fight giant apes on the moon and stuff. Remember those? I do. That was back when comic book worlds were places you wanted to escape ''to''... not ''from''."''

Doreen Green is the [[note]]medically '''and legally''' distinct from being a [[/note]]mutant[[note]]Originally, she was actually a mutant - it's since been retconned since to be ambiguous because of the copyright issues with X-Men and FOX.[[/note]] known as Squirrel Girl -- or, depending on who you ask, either ''The Anti-Life'' or ''The Slayer Of All That Breathes''. Believe it or not, she is Creator/MarvelComics' most powerful hero.

Doreen's (official) powers are enhanced strength, speed, agility, and reflexes, as well as the ability to leap several stories. She possesses small razor sharp claws in place of fingernails, and she's able to use small retractable knuckle spikes. She can communicate with squirrels, which she uses to attack and/or distract her enemies (as well as {{breaking the fourth wall}}). She also has a semi-prehensile tail (which she can use to cuddle herself with). [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Oh, and her lips taste like hazelnuts]].

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 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 notable for how out of place it felt.

Few people actually read the story when it first came out, but after scans of the comic were posted on the Internet, Squirrel Girl slowly became an [[MemeticMutation Internet meme]]. 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 due to the obscurity and ridiculousness of the story, 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.

Doreen didn't do anything of real importance during said mini-series other than being cute (and a NaiveNewcomer) -- in fact, she faced a low point in her superheroine career by being strangled by a E-List Mook (fortunately, that was just a clever {{Plan}} on her part). It wasn't until her next appearance in the ''GLX-Mas Special'' that her most defining trait became known: 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]]. Her next appearances, all in various other comics, strengthened 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 (as of ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers New Avengers]] #7'') she is an official Avenger by virtue of being hired as the nanny for Luke Cage's and Jessica Jones' baby girl, [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Danielle]]. Since Danielle's 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.

Squirrel Girl is best characterized as being a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] character being completely 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.

She has shown up ever increasingly in Marvel's online games.

Despite at first it seeming that she had faded into the background in the main Marvel Universe, she's managed to earn a series of her own: ''ComicBook/TheUnbeatableSquirrelGirl'' by Creator/RyanNorth and Erica Henderson, debuting in January 2015. The series follows Doreen at university after leaving her job as nanny, and the cosmic menaces she confronts.

She also shows up in background panels of the new ''ComicBook/HowardTheDuck'' and ''Comicbook/PatsyWalkerAKAHellcat''

Post ''Secret Wars'' she returns to the New Avengers now led by Sunspot, who is currently in charge of A.I.M. During the AvengersStandoff, She, Hulkling, Tippy Toe, and Wiccan were 'kicked off' when A.I.M. went up against the rest of the Avengers, becoming the only members of the NewAvengers. Post Civil War II, SquirrelGirl is a founding member of the new Comicbook/USAvengers. (Set to launch in Oct, 2016)

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 even the cartoon ''WesternAnimation/SquirrelBoy'' for that matter.

!!This heroine provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: She is a superb hand-to-hand combatant capable of taking down Wolverine in a one-to-one no-claws fight.
* TheAdjectivalSuperhero: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.
* {{Adorkable}}: Lampshaded in ''VideoGame/MarvelHeroes''. Her bio says:
-->"You'd think that young Doreen Green's mutant power was Super-Adorability, but her abilities go far beyond simple cuteness. Her semi-prehensile tail allows her to display amazing feats of agility...well, yeah, that tail IS pretty adorable. How about the empathic bond she shares with squirrels? That's a good power! But, yeah, it's also kind of adorable."
* AndThisIsFor: Squirrel Girl's letting her squirrels defeat a {{mook}} for Monkey Joe. (He couldn't care less.)
* [[PettingZooPeople Animal-Person]]: Squirrel Girl is exactly that (i.e. the squirrel equivalent of a CatGirl).
* AnimalThemedSuperbeing
* ArmedWithCanon: In her first appearance, Squirrel Girl defeated Doctor Doom. Another writer showed Doom explaining that it was actually a Doombot. Yet, in ''GLX-Mas'', we are told that she really did defeat Doctor Doom (we are also presented with a new picture, thus hinting that she has defeated Doctor Doom at least ''twice''). And to really hammer in the point, in ''Deadpool/GLI'', Squirrel Girl invades Latveria by herself, and Doctor Doom is afraid to even think about challenging her (with an accommodating statement by Tippy-Toe that since her first victory against Doctor Doom was written in by Creator/SteveDitko, it's fully canon -- "[[TakeThat So deal with it, fanboy]].")
-->'''Deadpool:''' Oh c'mon, those stories can't actually count in continuity!
* 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.
* AscendedExtra: She went from being a one-shot joke character to an Avenger and a character with her own solo book.
* AscendedMeme: Squirrel Girl's original one-shot appearance became a meme in Internet forums, which led to her becoming a permanent recurring character in the Marvel universe as part of the ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers.
* 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.
* BadassBoast: While saying goodbye to IronMan:
--> I don't ''need'' luck. I eat nuts.
* BeyondTheImpossible:
** She explains that the actual word ''impossible'' isn't part of her personal lexicon, since she feels that the word is very disempowering.
** Despite her reputation as one of Marvel's most powerful characters, [[ComicBook/MarvelUniverseVsThePunisher an infected]] Luke Cage actually managed to '''''[[ShooOutTheClowns kill her]]'''''. Click [[http://marvel.wikia.com/Doreen_Green_(Earth-11080) here]] for proof.
* 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.
* CallBack: The new comic book references previous lines from Squirrel Girl:
** In issue 2, she repeats "I don't need luck, I have Nuts!"
** Issue 3's cover has her fighting giant apes on the moon!
** 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.
* CrackPairing: [[InvokedTrope Mostly jokingly]], some authors have paired her off with very random characters in {{Noodle Incident}}s, including Wolverine and the Mac Gargan incarnation of ComicBook/{{Venom}}.
* 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...
** She handed Wolverine his ass on a silver platter while sparring.
** She has a standing offer from Galactus to become his Herald.
** She wielded {{Mjolnir}} and became "Squirrel Thor" in ''The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe'' graphic novel.
* DarkerAndEdgier: She has her whimsical moments, but her appearances in the main Avengers title are this, from [[http://sketchcardsaloon.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/squirrel-girl-and-wolverine.jpg her hinted affair with Wolverine]], to the [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/1/15776/1958303-squirrel_girl_28.jpg more dramatic moments]] ever since she came to New York City. Compare [[http://fullbodytransplant.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/prv9420_cov.jpg this cover]] to [[http://fullbodytransplant.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/newsquirrelgirl.jpg this panel]] to see the shift in tone.
** Reversed completely in ''Unbeatable Squirrel Girl'', where all the darker character traits disappear and she returns to her comedic roots.
*** And [[WordOfGod it turns out]] her sordid history with Wolverine is that he simply stole a cab from her once.
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: Squirrels vs. Doctor Doom.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Squirrel Girl until ''Unbeatable''. Contrast with...
* DidYouJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Squirrel Girl's usual methodology in ''Unbeatable''.
* 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]].
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: In one issue of his own comic, [[{{Deadpool}} the evil, evil man]] is looking for his Squirrel Girl underwear.
* GotTheCallOnSpeedDial: At the age of 14, Squirrel Girl attacked Doctor Doom in order to become Iron Man's sidekick. As an (assumedly 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. Her life practically revolves about being a superhero, and she has never once complained about her powers, possibly making her unique in any Marvel universe.
** Especially considering that she's a mutant, a group traditionally treated like crap on Earth 616. Instead, the media seems to love her.
*** As a correlation, Tigra (the other furry girl) is magical, but most people think she is a mutant (with the appropriate reactions), and she doesn't correct them. Could Tigra like being counted among the ranks of Squirrel Girl?
** Also, do you know why she accepted to become Danielle Cage's nanny? Making ends meet aside, she was hoping for a spot with the New Avengers. And she could've gotten it (she came this close from beating the freakin' Wolverine ''without'' help of her squirrel buddies!) if [[Comicbook/FearItself Skadi hadn't waged war on America as she was saving a random guy from getting beat up.]] It turns out she grew so fond of little Dani, her first thought was to rush to Avengers Mansion and guard her. But then those War Machines started bombing the mansion... [[spoiler: But then Daredevil saved the day.]]
** However, she will be an official Avenger with the fall 2015 reboot of ''New Avengers''.
** She will be a founding member of the USAvengers in the series launch in late 2016.
* 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.
* 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.
* ImagineSpotting: She can read Deadpool's little yellow boxes.
* ImpossibleTaskInstantlyAccomplished: Just ask Thanos.
* InASingleBound: She can leap several stories up into the air.
* 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:
** 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 usually doesn't win by directly fighting and defeating an opponent - in fact, Galactus simply picks her up between two fingers, after her attempts to punch his foot have so little effect, he actually flat-out asks if she was trying to buff his shoe. Both Kraven the Hunter and Galactus are bested in a more GuileHero fashion, by redirecting their attentions based on their respective motivations. To the point of ''befriending Galactus''.
* IronicEchoCut: Squirrel Girl's victory over Thanos, who possessed the power to screw the Multiverse.
* 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 are not limited by that limitation, so for them there is no fourth wall.
* {{Mutants}}: Her origin.
** Since change to be a lot more ambigious due to the copyright issues with the X-Men and Fox.
* 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.]]
--> '''Squirrel Girl:''' I like you too, Galactus.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Most of her victories are off-panel and we only see the results, not the actual fights.
* 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. Nowadays... it depends on the artist, but she's generally depicted as being much, much, ''much'' cuter than she looked in her first appearance. She arguably looks her best in Marvel's one-shot Valentine's Day special ''I ♥ Marvel: Masked Intentions''.
** Lampshaded in her new series which shows a brief flashback to her first appearance. She concludes that everyone makes questionable fashion choices at fourteen.
** 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 heroic superhero comic characters.
* [[RageAgainstTheAuthor Rage Against The Readers]]: Squirrel Girl after Monkey Joe's death.
* {{Reconstruction}}: What would you call a Silver-Age-appropriate character in the age of {{Deconstruction}}?
* {{Retcon}}:
** Her knuckle spikes have not been seen or mentioned after her first appearance in 1991.
** 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.
--> '''[[http://www.themarysue.com/interview-squirrel-girl-ryan-north/ Ryan North]]:''' It just strikes me as such a sexualized thing to attach to the character. Like, do Spider-Man's lips taste like insects? We don't know, because nobody cares. I think there's a lot more really interesting things to talk about when you talk about Squirrel Girl than what this woman's lips taste like.
* RuleOfFunny: The only reason she can get away with being so overpowered; It's funny
* ShowyInvincibleHero: Particularly her squirrels, who like to discuss how she manages to surpass unbelievable odds.
* SecretIdentity: Though she does a REALLY bad job at hiding that Doreen Green is Squirrel Girl, one of her biggest fears is that someone will make the connection dispite 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 cut off his threats to tell the both of them that they already knew, including the Punisher, Rocket Raccoon (who never met Doreen before) and Spider-Ham (who isn't even from their dimension).
* SerialEscalation: Each new issue answers one question: how many overpowered super villains can Squirrel Girl defeat?
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Talks To Squirrels. In fact, it comes as a surprise to her in ''All-New Wolverine'' that other AnimalThemedSuperbeing 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: How she defeated Doctor Doom, among others.
* 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. Though conceived as a JokeCharacter, Squirrel Girl has defeated Doctor Doom, Thanos and Deadpool, becoming a MemeticBadass in the process.
* 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: Every takedown of a top tier villain, except for that first one against Doctor Doom. And Galactus in ''Unbeatable Squirrel Girl'', although the issue pretended it was going to do this at first. And her second win against Doctor Doom in ''Unbeatable Squirrel Girl''.
** 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.
** Actually, now that she's got her own book and has been in several others, clever writers have found ways to show how she beats bad guys and sometimes good guys.
* 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]].
** Then there was the whole shot at Penance. 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, who was also time traveling. This Doctor Doom came from the time right after she originally beat him.
* VagueAge: Originally 14, but now it's vague. Presumably at least 18, since she's old enough to attend college.
** 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 classical sense, but yeah, she can safely be called this.
** She can hold up an entire building by herself, throw a group of people several blocks, and be run over by a train without injury, so yeah, she is pretty strong in the classical sense.
* 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.