There are countless superheroes in cartoons, blessed with all sorts of superhuman powers. However, only a small number of those are female superheroes. That is not to say that there are no good female superheroes in cartoons; in fact, it’s just the opposite.
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Best Female Cartoon Superheroes
1) Wonder Woman / Diana Prince
- Cartoon: Justice League
One of the most popular female cartoon superheroes of all time, Wonder Woman appears in Justice League, Justice League Unlimited and Justice League Action. She’s an Amazonian demigoddess from Themyscira, the island of warrior women where men are forbidden.
Wonder Woman is one of the seven original members of the Justice League and one of the strongest superheroes of all time. Armed with her godly bracelets and armor and her Lasso of Truth, there’s no evil safe from this beautiful superhero.
2) Powerpuff Girls
- Cartoon: The Powerpuff Girls
Who doesn’t remember The Powerpuff Girls, right? The titular protagonists are three young girls of kindergarten age who fight villains with their superpowers. Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup were made in a lab by Professor Utonium by mixing sugar, spice and everything nice.
However, the scientist mistakenly added Chemical X into the mixture, which resulted in the girls getting superpowers.
The powers of the girls include flight, superhuman strength, speed and senses. They are also practically invulnerable with heat resistance and even the ability to survive in space.
- Cartoon: Teen Titans
One of the main characters of Teen Titans, Starfire is the princess from planet Tamaran. She came to Earth and became one of the founding members of the Teen Titans team. Back home, she has an evil older sister named Blackfire.
Being a Tamaranean, Starfire possesses a wide range of superhuman abilities including flight, projection of ultraviolet energy, starbolt waves and eye beams. Her emotions play a huge role in her powers, and she’s more sensitive to every emotion than an average human.
4) Elastigirl / Helen Parr
- Cartoon: The Incredibles
Don’t underestimate the stay-at-home mom Helen Parr because she can kick everybody’s butts any day. Before getting married and the identity of superheroes were hidden, she was the superhero Elastigirl, blessed with superhuman elasticity and stretchability.
With her powers, she can extend her limbs and whole body, and can even inflate herself into various shapes. She’s smart and agile, and extremely efficient.
Even after years of being out of the field, she could return to superhero self within minutes. No wonder she’s considered one of the best female cartoon superheroes of all time.
5) Black Widow / Natasha Romanoff
- Cartoon: Avengers Assemble
Avengers Assemble focuses on the eponymous superhero team as they deal with various threats to defend Earth, and Black Widow is the only female member of the team.
She’s originally a Russian spy named Natasha Romanoff. After years of her stint as an assassin and spy, she joins S.H.I.E.L.D. and eventually the Avengers team.
Black Widow is nothing short of a badass. While most of her teammates are blessed with super powers or high technology, Natasha relies on her physical combat skills to deal with villains.
6) Spider Gwen / Gwen Stacy
- Cartoon: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was an exceedingly pleasant surprise for fans with his entertaining plot, likable characters and amazing animation. The fans get to see not one, but a bunch of Spider-People of various dimensions, thanks to Kingpin’s Super-Collider.
Gwen Stacy is from another dimension where she was bit by a radioactive spider instead of Peter Parker, and went on to become the Spider-Woman. In the movie, she’s called Spider Gwen. Gwen has every power the original Spider-Man has, including the Spider-Sense.
7) Go Go Tomago
- Cartoon: Big Hero 6
On the number seven spot on this list of best female cartoon superheroes, we have Go Go Tomago from the Disney animated film, Big Hero 6. She’s a young adult student at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, and one of the friends of Tadashi Hamada.
Go Go Tomago is an adrenaline junkie with a sarcastic sense of humor. She comes off as cold and uninterested, but she’s actually very loyal and caring. With the battle suit that she invented, Go Go Tomago joins Big Hero 6 to avenge Tadashi.
8) Ladybug / Marinette Dupain-Cheng
- Cartoon: Miraculous: Tales Of Ladybug & Cat Noir
Marinette may come off as a clumsy girl but don’t write her off as another nobody. She’s secretly a superhero known as Ladybug. In her civilian life, Marinette is a teenager and an aspiring fashion designer, studying at Collège Françoise Dupont in Paris.
Marinette turns into her superhero self by wearing the Ladybug Miraculous earrings which are inhabited by Tikki, the Kwami of Creation. Wearing the earrings, Marinette gains the power of creation which she uses to fight evil.
9) Lucky Girl / Gwen Tennyson
- Cartoon: Ben 10
Gwen Tennyson is the cousin and traveling partner of Ben on their summer vacation journey with their grandfather, Max. Unlike Ben who finds the powerful Omnitrix and the ability to turn into various powerful aliens, and Max who turns out to be an ex-intergalactic police officer known as a Plumber, Gwen seems like the ordinary one of the trio.
That is until she finds a magical necklace that belongs to the evil magician Hex. With this necklace, she finds herself the receptor of all the good luck and becomes a superhero named Lucky Girl.
10) WordGirl / Becky Botsford
- Cartoon: WordGirl
WordGirl’s journey started when she was a young girl in planet Lexicon. After falling asleep on a spaceship piloted by a chimpanzee named Huggy Face, she ends up on Earth. Now on a new planet, she uses her flight and super strength to fight villains and protect Earth.
WordGirl also has an alter ego where she’s Becky Botsford, an elementary school student. Becky has a younger brother named TJ and is best friends with Violet Haeslip and Todd “Scoops” Ming. This word-loving girl is undoubtedly one of the best female cartoon superheroes.
Our list of the 10 best female cartoon superheroes end here. These women are all badasses who prove that beauty can coexist amazingly with power and dignity. They are role models for many and rightly so. If you’re looking for something as awesome as these female cartoon superheroes, check out Otakus’ Notes.
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