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Marvel Comics: Top 5 Killer Queens

"She's a Killer Queen, gunpowder, guillotine, dynamite with a laser beam, guaranteed to blow your mind!" - Freddie Mercury, Killer Queen 1974.

A short list of some of the most dangerous women in the Marvel Universe…. The Killer Queens.

Selene Gallio- The Black Queen

Selene The Black Queen

Selene was born 17,000 years ago in central Europe, “After the Oceans swallowed Atlantis” and “Before the rise of the sons of Aryas”. Selene’s mother was young when she bore her, but would be dead before Selene spoke her first words. The tribal elders ordered her mother’s people to sacrifice themselves to Selene until none remained. They thus gave her sustenance and her name.

Selene the black queen

Selene gathered mutants with deadly abilities, including Wither, Senyaka, Blink, Mortis, and of course Eliphas. They traveled around the world, reanimating long dead friends and foes of the X-Men, before journeying finally to Genosha, where 16 million mutants had been killed by Wild Sentinels sent by Cassandra Nova.

Powers and Abilities 

  • Life force absorption
  • Psychic Vampire
  • Superhuman Strength
  • Superhuman Endurance and Reflexes
  • Superhuman Speed
  • Telekinetic Animation
  • Inanimate Disintegration
  • Pyrokinesis
  • Telepathy
  • Psi-screen
  • Mental bolts
  • Hypnotic Trance
  • Astral Projection
  • Immortal
  • Rapid Healing
  • Sorcery
  • Darkforce/Shadow Manipulation

Emma Frost – The White Queen 

Emma Frost The White Queen

Emma’s beauty and talents brought her an invitation to join the Hellfire Club, an elite social organization of the world’s wealthy and powerful figures, as a stripper. As a dancer/stripper at the Hellfire Club, Frost was approached by Professor Charles Xavier and Dr. Moira MacTaggart to join a new team of X-Men.

Emma Frost captures the X-Men

Under Shaw and Frost, the Inner Circle was dominated by superhuman mutants. Frost recruited young superhuman mutants and trained them in the use of their powers at her school, so that they might use those powers on the Inner Circle’s behalf.

Powers and Abilities  

  • Psychic Surgery
  • Trauma Healing (psychic)
  • Psionic Shielding
  • Psionic Shield Removal
  • Telepathy
    • Mind Cloaking
    • Telepathic Illusions
    • Telepathic Camouflage
  • Absorb Information
  • Astral Projection
  • Power Inhibition
  • Download information
  • Pain inducement
  • Intuitive multilingualism
  • Mental amnesia, detection, paralysis and sedation
  • Personality alteration
  • Mind control, link and transfer
  • Neural Jumpstart
  • Possession
  • Psionic Blasts
  • Telepathic Tracking
  • Limited Psychometry
  • Light Spears
  • Latent Telekinesis
  • Organic Diamond form
  • Superhuman Strength, Stamina and Durability
  • Psychic Immunity

Elizabeth Braddock – The Red Queen (Earth-811)

Wolverine Days of future past red queen betsy braddock

Elisabeth Braddock Red Queen

Wolverine – Days of Future Past #2

 Powers and Abilities (presumably the same powers as Betsy Braddock)

  • Telekinesis
    • Tactile Telekinesis
  • Telekinetic Weapons
    • Psychic Knife
    • Psychic Katana
    • Psychic Bow and Arrow
    • Psychic Crossbow
    • Psychic Spiked Flail
    • Psychic Claws
  • Force Fields
  • Telepathy
    • Telepathic Tracking
    • Telepathic Scanning
    • Master Telepathic Combatant
    • Telepathic Illusions
    • Amnesia
    • Mental Paralysis
  • Psionics
    • Psionic Shadow
    • Psionic Blasts
    • Psionic Immunity
  • Astral Projection
  • Precognition

Madelyn Pryor – The Goblin Queen

Goblin Queen

Madelyne always bore a striking resemblance to the (then) presumed deceased Jean Grey. Numerous individuals mistook her for Jean reborn. In reality, she was a clone of Jean created by Mister Sinister.


goblin queen

In her dreams, Maddie was approached by the demon, S’ym, who toyed with her self doubt and tempted her with great power. Madelyne slowly lost herself to the dark side of her personality and manifested a black tattered uniform.


Goblin Queen

Mr. Sinister found that a union between the X-Men, Scott Summers (Cyclops) and Jean Grey (Marvel Girl), would produce a powerful mutant. Sinister hoped he could control such a mutant and use it to defeat Apocalypse.

Madelyn Pryor Battleworld

Madelyn Pryor returns as the Goblin Queen to Battleworld.

 Powers and Abilities

  • Telepathy
    • Telepathic Cloak
    • Psionic Shield
    • Psionic Blasts
    • Psionic Siphoning
    • Telepathic Camouflage
    • Telepathic Illusions
    • Mind Control
    • Mind Possession
    • Mind Transferal
    • Mind Alteration
    • Mental Paralysis
    • Mental Amnesia
    • Mental Detection
    • Induce Pain
    • Astral Projection
      • Astral Teleportation
    • Psychic Vampirism
    • Phoenix Spark
    • Sorcery
    • Reality Warping

Adriana Soria – The Spider Queen 

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In the early days of World War II, Adriana “Ana” Soria joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps. Fearing that America was not powerful enough to contain Japanese and Soviet ambitions, efforts were made late in the war to resume the Super-Soldier experiments that had produced Captain America.

the spider queen

Later on, she fought against the cured Captain America, and almost defeated him. However, Venom managed to fatally wound her with Captain America’s shield. Suddenly, she started to mutate into a twenty-eight stories tall spider-monster, drawing power form all the mutated New Yorkers. While she was fighting off dozens of superheroes, Spider-Man used Doctor Octopus’ old octo-bots to distribute the cure to the millions of New Yorkers.

Powers and Abilities 

  • Superhuman Strength
  • Telepathy
  • Telekinesis
  • Mutagenic Enzyme
  • Sonic Scream
  • Shape Shifting

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