Favorite Female Characters in Literature # 25: Scarlet Witch
I’ve been thinking about women, lately. Women characters in comics. Women creators in comics. Female characters in literature. And pretty girls riding around on bicycles or walking along the sidewalk, etc, etc. Because of this, I’ve decided to make An Entirely Useless List. Why is it entirely useless? Because it’s my top 25 female characters from comics and literature, and such lists change at whim and at a breakneck pace. It’s IMPOSSIBLE to quantify favorites… the term favorite is far too malleable. A list of my best friends from high school, for instance, would not include anyone with whom I’m currently in contact. Times change. Still… I’m making the list. Why? I suppose I just like thinking about women.
So… the list begins.
You might note that the above image isn’t one of the Scarlet Witch wearing what amounts to a red bikini and a cape, waving her boobs and butt at the viewer. That lack of T & A is going to continue through the full extent of this list, because I’m NOT in favor of the “naughty” versions of all these character. These women don’t have to thrust out their girlie parts in order for me to note that they’re female. And, do people not ALREADY understand that these women are sexy? Do artists sit around thinking, “Hmmm, this women is intelligent, charming, interesting, powerful, very feminine, and dressed in an intriguing outfit. Now… how should I make her SEXY?” So… no. I won’t be adding any images of Supergirl pantie shots, or of Nancy Drew being spanked.
I suppose what I find interesting about the Scarlet Witch is the “bad girl” reformation (why are we all such SUCKERS for that trope?) and also the sheer unpredictability of her powers. I honestly wish writers would make more of that unpredictability, make her powers a bit quirkier. And… another thing that I like (or did like, when I was first reading, for it’s long since been destroyed) is…
That’s it for this installment. I’m not going to go into huge posts for each of these women, because I’m really only making a list, here… not trying to fill up a wikipedia page or the stats on the back of a trading card, or detailing the exact reasons why these women would love me, for sure, if, you know… they were real.