Top 13 Sexiest Super-Villainesses
Another Friday the 13th, another Top-13 List courtesy of Evil Inc. Today we deal with a topic near and dear to the hearts and minds (and so-forths) of every fanboy: Supervillainesses. They're good when they're bad, but they're better when they're badder. They make your pulse race ... shortly before making it stop all together. They're the sexiest supervillainesses in comics. Here's the Top 13:
13 Mary Marvel: As I originally stated here, Mary Marvel looks good in black. She has been taking those black leather boots down a dark path recently. And comics fans couldn't be happier about it. She premieres at Number 13 on the list simply because of her newbie status.
[WIKIPEDIA] In Countdown, Black Adam gives Mary his powers. Since Adam was not sharing his powers with anyone else when he granted them to Mary, and had also been carrying the powers of his dead wife Isis, who had granted them to him with her death, Mary is now more powerful than she's ever been. Mary's current patron deities are now seven Egyptian gods, Shu, Heru, Amon, Zetuhi, Aton, Mehen and the "most powerful" Egyptian deity, Isis.
12 Giganta: In Villains United #6, Parademon sums it up very nicely: "By Darkseid's bile that's a large female. I could lose myself in her bosoms." Gale Simone, who penned that prose, sums up our fascination with the enormous Wonder-Woman foe.
[WIKIPEDIA] Giganta has also appeared in the pages of the The All New Atom, currently employed as a regular teacher at Ivy Town's University. Infected and controlled by M'Nagalah, the monstrous Cancer god, she was sent to seduce and capture, Ryan Choi, the new Atom, in the process even going so far as to swallow the miniature hero alive. Now free of M'Nagalah's control, a seemingly repentant Dr. Zuel retains her position at Ivy University and has approached Ryan for a second chance, despite the bizarre circumstances of their first meeting.
11 Black Cat: I know, I know... Black Cat is a member of Heroes for Hire, so she can't possibly be one of the sexiest supervillainesses, right? Wrong. She can only do the "anti-hero" thing for so long. Just ask MJ. Sooner or later, she's gonna snap -- most likely over her old flame, Peter Parker -- and it's going to be back to the bad side of town for Felicia Hardy. Face it. She's a sexy supervillainess. And with the white hair, she's got a headstart on a future list: Sexy Super Senior Citizens.
10 Star Sapphire: Star Sapphire is the embodiment of the woman scorned. She's been dumped by Hal Jordan, but she just won't take no for an answer. She calls. She writes. She dresses extra sexy. She'll do anything. Ask any guy who has been in that situation and he'll tell you: There's something kind of hot about that. Speaking of "hot," just remember what they always say about Hell's fury...
[WIKIPEDIA] They come from Sector 1416 and comprise a Star Sapphire Corps whose purpose is to spread love throughout all 3600 sectors of the universe. The members of the Corps are Oans who, after migrating to Zamaron, found a parasitic crystal which they shaped into several Star Sapphires. These were used to empower females who had been loved and spurned, providing them the opportunity for revenge.
9 Enchantress: Sporting leggings that only a godess could make work, the Enchantress enters the list at Number 9. Enchantress is the polar opposite of Star Sapphire. She's in control and we're completely powerless under her spell. She's the knockout who Knows It. She makes you dance like a puppet: buying her drinks... jewelry... sports cars... And in the end, she laughs in your face and lilts away to find someone better.
You can say that she's probably a lesbian, but your buddies standing with you at the bar know.
She completely faced you.
But... um... I digress.
8Dark Phoenix: Her story is one of the most tragic in the Marvel Universe. Dark Phoenix will always be that girl we wished we had gotten to know better. She's the One That Got Away. She's the girl you met at camp, but couldn't muster the nerve to approach until the last day. And when you did, she smiled -- actually smiled!
And then, as she turns to get back on the bus, she pauses, looks back, devours the D'Bari star killing millions of aliens in the process, and promises to look for you next year. Next year!
In terms of fashion, she had the little sash accentuating her waist long before Ms. Marvel made it cool. Beyond that, Dark Phoenix is a classic red head. Unpredictible, uncontrollable, and virtually unstoppable. Don't let the bird-shaped flames encircling her lithe form fool you. She'd be too hot to handle with or without them.
7Emma Frost: Sophisticated, wealthy, and ultra cool, Emma Frost's signature white, leather bustier is among the most widely recognizable costumes in the villain community. She's another character who speaks volumes through fashion. She's wearing barely a stitch of clothing, but her cape has a fur-lined collar! Is she hot or is she cool? Yes.
Actually, the only ones getting hot-under-the-collar are the X-men fanboys who jump when she's on the cover.
Icing on the cake: She joined the Xavier Institute as its headmistress -- perhaps one of the most suggestive jobs titles you'll ever find on Craigslist.
6 Talia al Ghul: Talia is the exotic beauty on the list. Daughter of 600-year-old madman Ra's al Ghul, she's a well-trained assassin. She's also madly in love with Batman. Daddy says kill Batman, and Batman fights Daddy tooth-and-nail. She is constantly struggling with her loyalty.
[WOMEN OF GOTHAM] Speak the name Talia, and you think of pungent spices, exotic eyes, silk scarves fluttering in a sandstorm, all the props of an old Rudolph Valentino flick. It's not surprising: Talia's exotic beauty is her livelihood. It's her job to be lovely, to seduce, to be loved.
So, why is she so high on the list? Talia dominates every comic panel she's in... all the time, every time. And she doesn't need a leather bustier or a miniskirt. She can captivate in an evening gown or jeans-and-an-oxford shirt. She's just that sexy.
5 Moonstone/Meteorite: Call me crazy, but I even dug Karla "Moonstone" Sofen back when she wore that face-covering helmet with the bug eyes. It made her attractive in that freaky sort of way that you can never put your finger on. She's a heavy hitter amoung Marvel's baddies -- a member of both the Thunderbolts and the Masters of Evil.
On Titan, Mentor and ISAAC attempted to remove the moonstone that had implanted itself in Karla's body. After a serious discussion about Karla's potential to do good, Mentor allowed her to keep the gem but erased the memory of the previous owner, leaving Karla's mind, and by consequence, her decisions, to herself.
From the looks of it, that brings Moonstone's implant-count to three. Like I said: Freaky.
4 Poison Ivy: Ivy's the quinessential hippie chick. She's heavily into nature and the environment. She's deeply into Free Love and expressing herself with wild abandon. Sure, she rolls her eyes and curls her lips when you go to the McDonald's Drive-Thru, but that's kinda cute, isn't it?
After a while, though, the deep conversations about oneness and the umpteenth scratchy Hendrix recording have you wishing for a poison kiss.
Still, anyone who looks at a few vines and thinks "wardrobe" can't be all bad, can she?
And then, there's that whole relationship with Harley Quinnn.
Y'know... Purple Haze isn't so bad...
3 Mystique: Forget the drop-dead gorgeous blue body. Mystique is a shape-shifter.
That means if you ever get tired of her (what are you -- nuts?), you can move on to Pamela Anderson, Carmen Electra, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba, Charlize Theron, Uma Thurman, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Jessica Simpson, Scarlett Johanson, Salma Hayek, Eva Longoria.... well, you get my point. Heck, throw in Shelly Duvall or Martha Stewart every now and again for a little change-up.
Sure, you'll have to move through your list one at a time, but hey, every rose has its thorne.
2 Harly Quinn: Harley's certifiably insane, walks around in a clown costume, and has homicidal tendencies that make Charles Manson suggest a little time-out. She's the ultimate Bad Girl.
And she's in love with the Ultimate Bad Boy.
[WIKIPEDIA] One example of this occasional bend in their rollercoaster relationship comes from the Emperor Joker series (Action Comics #770) where Joker shares with Harley his deeply personal reasons for destroying the universe. Instead of destroying her with it, he gives her a last kiss and turns her into a constellation, saying "You get the best seat in the house for Armageddon. Say goodnight, Harley. I always wanted to see my dame in lights. Heh. Even in a moment of abject saccharine, I still got it."
1 Catwoman: No single comics villain has been presented in so many ways by so many alluring actresses. Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, Eartha Kitt, Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry all slinked into their skin-tight catsuits to prowl across screens both small and large. And in print, the character has seen so many different incarnations that it really makes you wonder about that "nine lives" stuff.
Catwoman is the very essence of the sexy supervillainess. She's a perfect balance of offense and defense, arching gracefully to evade a foe, then extending razor-sharp claws for her frontal assault. Those who underestimate her will taste the sweet sting of her whip -- putting the "OW" in "Meow."
[WIKIPEDIA] Following the events of Infinite Crisis, the DC Universe jumps forward in time. "One Year Later" Selina Kyle is no longer Catwoman, has left the East End, and has given birth to a daughter named Helena (whose father is initially unknown). Holly takes over as the new Catwoman while Selina, living under the alias Irena Dubrovna, turns her attention to caring for her daughter.
Leather and whips... nurturing mother... evil supervillainess who can go round-for-round with the Dark Knight. Catwoman is the entire package.