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Women are more empowered today than ever before, and they’ve played major roles in the success of major films and shows from the past two years. The box-office success of DC’s Wonder Woman is a testament to women’s independence, diversity, and power. Marvel’s Black Widow, Gamora, Jessica Jones and the Wasp are female forces to be reckoned with. However, superheroines and extraterrestrial women aren’t the only formidable female forces here on Earth and the galaxy around us. Other beings, such as mutants, are just as powerful and influential. Here is our list of the most powerful female mutants in X-Men.

 

Illustration: Official Marvel Website
Illustration: Official Marvel Website

 

Jean Grey

Jean Grey is one of the first X-Men, and the first female teenager to train under Professor Charles Xavier, a scholar, and doctor with a hidden mutant identity. She is an Omega level mutant, meaning that she is one of the most powerful mutants.

She discovered her psionic powers after experiencing the emotions of her dying friend Annie. She learns about her powers when she meets Professor Xavier. After learning to hone her telekinetic powers from Professor Xavier, she entered the secret formal training ground for the X-Men known only to the outside world as Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. She became an official X-Men member after graduating from Metro College.

Jean Grey is one of the most powerful telepathic and telekinetic mutants on Earth. Her full potential was unleashed after her consciousness’ encounter with the Phoenix Force, a very strong cosmic manifestation of the universal force of life. Apart from telepathy and telekinesis, Jean also possesses strong empathic powers which allow her to understand and control other people’s emotions. She also uses psychic bolts to damage a person’s mind, rendering them ‘brain-dead. What makes Jean superior is her ability to control life and death, and resurrect others. Jean also possesses atmokinetic and pyrokinetic powers and can travel interstellar distances.

Illustration: Official Marvel Website
Illustration: Official Marvel Website

Emma Frost

Emma Frost is another Omega level mutant with strong psionic abilities. She discovered her powers early on and used it with no restraint, first to escape her problems and eventually to gain power and wealth in business. She recruited and trained a team of mutants called Hellions at Massachusetts Academy, where she was also headmistress. She was antagonistic against the X-Men until she discovered that her own training was insufficient to combat the evil mutants around her. Emma joins the X-Men after her sister Adrienne was killed. During this time she discovers that she can mutate into a flexible organic diamond form.

Like Jean Grey, she is an Omega level mutant, with superior psionic abilities. Her powers are around the same level as Professor Xavier’s. Aside from her many telepathic and telekinetic powers, she also uses psionic blasts to damage the brain of or kill a person. In diamond form, her psionic powers are lessened but gains superhuman strength, stamina and durability.

Illustration: Official Marvel Website
Illustration: Official Marvel Website

Ororo Munroe (Storm)

Ororo Munroe, better known as a Storm, leads the X-Men along with Cyclops. She hails from a line of Kenyan mystic priestesses characterized by their bright white hair, blue eyes, and magical abilities. Ororo discovers her extraordinary ability to control the weather one day as she was wandering around the Sahara Desert.

Years later, Charles’ Xavier’s team of X-Men mutants rescue Ororo’s town in Kenya during an attack by evil mutant Deluge. They defeat Deluge and shortly after Professor Xavier recruits Ororo to join the X-Men as Storm.

Ororo’s main power is atmokinesis, which is the power to manipulate the weather and electricity. Her powers are far-reaching and could cause significant changes in ecosystems as well as control temperature, humidity, precipitation and air pressure at a molecular level. She can also control her temperature to contrast the existing weather. She uses telepathy and uses magic to teleport. Ororo is also skilled in hand-to-hand combat, weaponry, and strategy.

Do you agree that these three mutant ladies are the strongest among the X-Men females? Let us know your thoughts in our comments section.

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