Doreen Green was born a mutant with squirrel-like attributes. With her new powers she wished to be a superheroine under the name of Squirrel Girl. She ambushed Iron Man in a forest and hoped to impress the veteran hero, wishing him to take her under his wing as his sidekick.
Unimpressed, Iron Man politely declined, when suddenly the duo was attacked by Doctor Doom in a large aircraft. Doom captured and subdued Iron Man, and began to fly out over the ocean where he planned to dispose of Iron Man's body once he killed him. Underestimating her, Doom left Squirrel Girl to her own devices. She devised a plan, and used her ability to communicate with squirrels through an open door as the ship passed over the forest. Hundreds of squirrels answered her call and flooded Doom's ship, chewing through the wires, and swamping the evil dictator with their furry bodies.
- Confound these wretched rodents! For every one I fling away, a dozen more vex me!
Iron Man was freed, they emerged victorious, and the two heroes went their separate ways.
She relocated to New York City. While fighting crime in Central Park, she saved the GLA from muggers who then recruited her. Alongside her new teammates Squirrel Girl witnessed the death of Grasshopper and became very frightened but was determined not to give up. Thanks to her "squirrel army", Squirrel Girl was able to help stop Maelstrom from destroying the world.
After Squirrel Girl made a fuss to be certain that Monkey Joe was an official member of the team, he was apparently killed by Dr. Doom seeking revenge. In actuality, this was a rejected member of the GLA named Leather Boy in a variation of Dr. Doom's costume. Squirrel Girl found a new squirrel companion, the only one of her "squirrel army" who had survived Maelstrom's wrath, whom she named Tippy Toe.
Squirrel Girl and Tippy Toe managed to individually defeat M.O.D.O.K., Terrax, and Thanos. Uatu, the Earth's Watcher, was on hand to confirm that the Thanos she defeated was the real thing, and not a clone or copy of any kind.
After M.O.D.O.K. was defeated, Dum-Dum Dugan offered her a position at S.H.I.E.L.D., explaining that they'd been watching her for some time and found her to be one of the most effective people ever at defeating powerful super villains. Squirrel Girl declined the offer, saying she was happy being with the GLA. Squirrel Girl was one of the lucky 198 to retain their powers after M-Day.
She later helped the Thing defeat Bi-Beast. While visiting squirrel friends in Central Park, Squirrel Girl came across Thing fighting with Bi-Beast. She told the squirrels to retrieve the smelliest garbage they could find and place it around the combatants, resulting in everyone having to hold their noses. Bi-Beast had to use both hands to hold his noses, leaving himself defenseless, allowing Thing to knock him out.
Squirrel Girl and the rest of the newly-renamed Great Lakes Champions, who took the name after winning a poker game, registered under the Superhero Registration Act the morning the law was enacted. However, mercenary-for-hire Deadpool, assuming the Champions were non-registered, attacked the team at their headquarters (Deadpool sought to ingratiate himself with the government by capturing non-registered heroes). Deadpool was bested in combat by Squirrel Girl; his distraction at her appearance and name contributed to his inability to mount an adequate defense to her attacks.
Squirrel Girl and the again-renamed Great Lakes Initiative teamed up with Deadpool a few months later to take down AIM agents who had kidnapped a wayward Olympian God and fashioned an inebriation ray that made every superhero on the planet (save for Deadpool and the GLI) drunk. After the battle, Deadpool decided to hang around the GLI's new government-funded headquarters for a while as a "reserve member".
Squirrel Girl was a huge fan of the New Warriors, especially Robbie "Speedball" Baldwin, on whom she had a crush. She learned of Speedball's transformation into the darker hero code-named Penance after Deadpool provided her with a copy of Civil War: Front Line #10. Squirrel Girl traveled to Thunderbolts Mountain to convince Robbie to lighten up and stop being Penance. Frustrated by his current attitude and unwavering determination to remain as Penance, Squirrel Girl traveled to Latveria to use one of Dr. Doom's time machines to travel to the past and prevent Speedball from ever becoming Penance. The machine instead transported her into the future, where she encountered an alternate version of Speedball (whom she unsuccessfully tried to get to travel back to the past with her), and Mr. Immortal, who told her she has an important task to perform in the past — namely, kicking Deadpool out of the Great Lakes Initiative's headquarters.
Doreen was hired to be the nanny of Danielle Cage and lived in the Avengers Mansion alongside the New Avengers until Luke Cage left the team. She followed him and Jessica Jones, as she was still the nanny of their child.
- I didn't know what the hell 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 hell 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[src]
- --Squirrel Girl[src]
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Squirrel Girl is a mutant with several traits that are similar to or usually associated with squirrels. Squirrel Girl possesses superhuman strength, speed, agility, and reflexes.
- Superhuman Strength: Squirrel Girl is super-humanly strong and can lift between 800 lbs and 25 tons.
- Leaping: Squirrel Girl can leap several stories.
- Climbing: Squirrel Girl has small claws on each finger and toe to enhance her griping and climbing abilities.
- Knuckle Spike: Squirrel Girl has a a retractable knuckle spike capable of carving through solid wood.
- Prehensile Tail: Squirrel Girl has a bushy, 3 foot long semi-prehensile tail that she can use to cover opponents’ eyes or wrap around herself for warmth.
- Communicate with Squirrels: Squirrel Girl can perfectly mimic squirrel sounds, as well as actually communicate with and direct the actions of squirrels. She often uses a number of squirrels to distract or even assault others, chewing through circuitry and other materials. She shares a close, possibly empathic, bond with certain squirrels, such as Monkey Joe and Tippy Toe.
- Regenerative Healing Factor
- It is unclear whether the markings around Squirrel Girl's eyes are natural or cosmetically applied.
- Squirrel Girl was 14 years old at the time of her first appearance, and announced that her birthday is sometime in July. It is unknown how much she has aged in her most recent appearance, however, a profile indicates she is still attending high school, and is thus still 18 or younger. It can be assumed, then, that her mother moved with her from Los Angeles to New York between her first and second appearances. The ramifications of her sudden move to Milwaukee to be with the GLA and her relationship with her mother have not yet been explored.
- In addition to Monkey Joe and Tippy Toe, Squirrel Girl gave specific names to several other squirrels. These were named Slippy Pete, Mr. Freckle, and Nutso, and all were presumably killed when they were sucked into the singularity created by Maelstrom.
- Squirrel Girl's first appearance was almost assured to be her last, given the silliness of the character's concept, especially in the grittier and more grown up comic market trend of the early 1990s. She existed primarily as a matter of trivia, or an example of an extremely bad character, for the next decade. Her only known appearance during this time was as the pattern on a pair of underwear worn by the comedic character Deadpool in issue 7 of his series.
- In 2005, comic writer Dan Slott wrote a four issue miniseries for the superhero team the Great Lakes Avengers. Created in 1989, this parody team was made up of enthusiastic heroes with bizarre and almost-but-not-quite useless abilities. They had appeared only a handful of times over their 16 year history, serving as comic relief. In commemoration of the team's first starring series, the first roster changes were made, and the Squirrel Girl character was revived. Along with appearing in the story, she also introduced each issue, usually giving a disclaimer or opinion piece about the contents of the series. Her side-kick squirrel, Monkey Joe, was also added to the team, and was used as a sort of commentator to the series, appearing in a circle alongside the story to make comedic and smart-ass remarks.
- While Squirrel Girl's abilities seem silly, her fight record is almost unparallelled. She has defeated:
- Doctor Doom
- The Mandarin
- Bug-Eyed Voice
- Fin Fang Foom
- Baron Mordo
- Ego the Living Planet
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Marvel Super-Heroes Vol 2 #8
- ↑ Great Lakes Avengers #1
- ↑ in the next issue
- ↑ Great Lakes Avengers #2
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 Great Lakes Avengers Special #1
- ↑ an explanation that has sometimes been used to excuse some of Thanos' more embarrassing performances over the years
- ↑ X-Men: The 198 Files #1
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Thing Vol 2 #8
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Cable & Deadpool #30
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 Deadpool GLI - Summer Fun Spectacular #1
- ↑ I Heart Marvel #2
- ↑ Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z hardcover Vol. 11
- ↑ Great Lakes Avengers #4
- ↑ Great Lakes Avengers #
- ↑ File:Squirrel-girl-and-wolverine.jpg
- ↑ New Avengers Annual Vol 2 #1
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 Age of Heroes #3
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