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->''"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''', 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''.

[[AC:Notable Comics]]
* ''ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers'' vol. 1 (2005)
* ''ComicBook/NewAvengers'' vol. 2 (2010 -- 2013)
* ''ComicBook/UnbeatableSquirrelGirl'' vol. 1 (2015)
* ''Unbeatable Squirrel Girl'' vol. 2 (2015 -- present)
* ''ComicBook/{{New Avengers|2015}}'' vol. 4 (2015 -- 2016)
* ''The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up The Marvel Universe'' OGN (2016)
* ''ComicBook/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)
* ''VideoGame/AvengersAcademy'' (2016)

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

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!!Squirrel Girl provides examples of the following tropes:

* 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: Squirrel Girl is 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: 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.)
* 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: 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'', 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.
* 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 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.]]
--> '''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. 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.
* [[RageAgainstTheAuthor Rage Against The Readers]]: Squirrel Girl was upset with all of ''us'' 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: 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 the more metaphorical 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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