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I didn't know what the @#!*% was going on. But it was an invasion. Right here in America. An invasion! And my first thought -- my first thought was: The baby! I've got to find and protect the baby. And maybe that doesn't surprise you, but it surprised the @#!*% out of me. I will confess this... When I first auditioned to be the nanny, I was really hoping that the Avengers would notice me and say amongst themselves: We really need her on the team. I took this job hoping to be an Avenger but now all I cared about -- all I cared about was protecting the child.
~ Squirrel Girl.
Squirrel Girl, Squirrel Girl! She's a human and also a squirrel! Can she climp up a tree? Yes she can, easily. That's whyyyy her name is Squirrel Girl! Is she though? Listed bud: She's got partially squirrel blood. Who's her friend? Don't you know: That's the squirrel Tippy-Toe. Surprise! She likes to talk to squirrels! At the top of trees, is where she spends her time like a huuuuman squirrel she enjoys fighting crime!! Squirrel Girl, Squirrel Girl! Powers of both squirrel and girl! Finds some nuts, eats some nuts, kicks bad guuuuuys' evil butts! To her, life is a great big acorn! Where there's a city crime-torn, you'll find the Squirrel Girl!!!
~ Squirrel Girl.

Squirrel Girl (real name Doreen Green), is a fictional character and superheroine in the Marvel Comics Universe.

Her ability to control squirrels is surprisingly effective and has allowed her to defeat major supervillains. She was a member of the Great Lakes Avengers for much of the duration of that group, and later began serving as nanny to Danielle Cage, the daughter of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones.

Her first appearance was in Marvel Super-Heroes vol. 2, #8, a.k.a. Marvel Super-Heroes Winter Special (cover-dated Jan. 1992), in a story plotted and drawn by the late Steve Ditko and scripted by character conceptualizer Will Murray.

History

Early Life

Doreen is the daughter of Dorian and Maureen Green, and suffered from an alteration in her genes that granted her squirrel-like abilities, growing a three foot tail. Though the doctor informed her parents she wasn't a mutant, she believed herself to be for a long time.

At an early age, Doreen learned that she could communicate with squirrels, and saved a squirrel from a dog. The squirrel's name was Monkey Joe, and told Doreen that she should help others, inspiring her to become a superhero. In addition, Doreen came up with the title "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl", and fantasized about becoming a hero.

Heroics

In her debut, Squirrel Girl took down Doctor Doom without the help of Iron Man, who refused her request to become his new sidekick earlier that day. The two were attacked by Doom, and Squirrel Girl helped Iron Man escape from his grasp, and the two were victorious.

Another hero she helped was the Hulk, who had fallen next to her tree house when fighting the Abomination. Hulk was blinded, and reluctantly asked for Squirrel Girl's help, who had the villain swarmed by squirrels, and helped Hulk land blows. She would later join the Great Lake Avengers after helping them fight off muggers, and witnessed the death of Grasshopper.

Powers

Despite the silly name, Squirrel Girl is one of the most powerful superheroes in the entire Marvel Universe. Her powers include enhanced strength, speed, reflexes, agility, and leaping ability "proportionate to that of a squirrel". Her teeth are strong enough to gnaw through metal.

She has also small, sharp claws rather than fingernails and retractable knuckle spikes—both principally used for climbing. She can speak with squirrels, who tend to do her bidding because of how well she treats them. Oh, and she has a semi-prehensile squirrel tail.

Skills and Abilities

Doreen is a skilled negotiator, preferring to find a non-violent solution whenever possible. This has allowed her to make friends with previous opponents or enemies and has led some to reform, such as Brain Drain. Others view her as being neutral or at least not acting against their interests or plans. In one instance, she was able to borrow a time machine from Doctor Doom because he reasoned that allowing her the use of the machine would not interfere in his affairs.

She is also an expert at computer science and has taught computer courses at Empire State University. Kamala Khan attended one of her classes. As seen in the Marvel Rising series of comic books, they figured out each other's secret identities through various hints and clues, and became fast friends afterward.

Trivia

  • Despite being considered a silly character, she has a great win ratio, having defeated iconic characters such as Thanos, Doctor Doom, The Mandarin, Deadpool, Fin Fang Foom, Black Widow, Sam Wilson, Hawkeye, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Baron Mordo, and more.
    • And to confirm, Uatu the Watcher stated that she defeated the real Thanos, not a clone or copy of him.

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