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Quote1 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. Quote2
-- Squirrel Girl src

Early Life

Doreen Green was born to Dor and Maureen Green. A few months after being born, her squirrel-like abilities manifested predominately in the form of her tail. When her parents consulted with a doctor, it was determined that Doreen suffered from modifications in her genes, but she wasn't a mutant, even though she believed so for a long time.[1]

With naturally born powers she wished to be a superheroine under the name of Squirrel Girl.[4]

Iron Man

When she was a teenager, Doreen 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. Iron Man was freed, they emerged victorious, and the two heroes went their separate ways.[4]

Doreen Green and Monkey Joe (Earth-616) from G.L.A. Vol 1 1 page 01

Squirrel Girl

Great Lakes Avengers

She relocated to New York City. While fighting crime in Central Park, she saved the Great Lakes Avengers from muggers. The GLA 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.[5]

After Squirrel Girl made a fuss to be certain that Monkey Joe was an official member of the team, he was apparently killed by Doctor 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.[6][7][8]

Squirrel Girl and Tippy Toe managed to individually defeat M.O.D.O.K.,[9] Terrax,[9] and Thanos.[9] 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. Thanos, however, claimed that he had managed to replicate a clone that could fool even the most powerful cosmic forces. [10][9]

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.[9]


While visiting squirrel friends in Central Park, Squirrel Girl came across the 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 defenceless, allowing Thing to knock him out.[11]

Great Lakes Champions

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 defence to her attacks.[12]

50-State Inintiative

Doreen Green (Earth-616) New Avengers Vol 2 15

Doreen witnesses the invasion of New York

Squirrel Girl and the team joined the 50-State Initiative.[13] They 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."[2]


Doreen Green & Robert Baldwin (Earth-616) from I Heart Marvel Vol 1 2

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 travelled to Latveria to use one of Doctor 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 Mister Immortal, who told her she had an important task to perform in the past — namely, kicking Deadpool out of the Great Lakes Initiative's headquarters.[14]

Secret Invasion

It was later revealed that the New Grasshopper was a Skrull imposter.[15] The team worked with other the other heroes to stop the Skrull Invasion of Earth.[16]

After a battle with Fin Fang Foom she parted ways with the team and goes solo.[17]

Squirrel Girl traveled to New York.[18]

Doreen Green (Earth-616) New Avengers Vol 2 7

New Avengers

Doreen was hired to be the nanny of Danielle Cage and lived in the Avengers Mansion alongside the New Avengers.[19] When Spider-Man was trying to reach the Avengers, all he could find was Doreen looking after the baby.[20] While in Wolverine's mind Emma Frost encountered a room where she, along with Mystique, Squirrel Girl, Spiral and Jewel, illustrated Logan's sexual fantasies.[21] Doreen tried to protect Danielle when she is infected with the Spider Island Virus.[22]

She looked after the baby through many events such as Fear Itself[23] and when the team battled the Revengers[24][25] She was also present during the rebranding of the team and when H.A.M.M.E.R. and the Dark Avengers attacked the team.[26][27][28]

When Luke Cage left the team,[29] she followed him and Jessica Jones, as she was still the nanny of their child.[30]

ESU Student

After leaving Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, Doreen started living secretly in the attic of the Avengers Mansion until she enrolled in the Empire State University. During her first day of class she encountered who would become her best friend and confidante, Nancy Whitehead, and her cat Mew.[31] Doreen soon developed a crush one of her her first few acquaintances at the ESU, Tomas Lara-Perez,[32] who would later be revealed as the super hero Chipmunk Hunk, with similar powers to Squirrel Girl's, and become one of Doreen's friends.[33]


Squirrel Girl was a mutate with several traits that are similar to or usually associated with squirrels. Squirrel Girl possesses superhuman strength, speed, agility, and reflexes.[34]

Superhuman Strength: Squirrel Girl is super-humanly strong and can lift between 800 lbs and 25 tons.[34]

Leaping: Squirrel Girl can leap several stories.[34]

Climbing: Squirrel Girl has small claws on each finger and toe to enhance her griping and climbing abilities.[34]

Knuckle Spike: Squirrel Girl has a retractable knuckle spike capable of carving through solid wood.[34]

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. When in her civilian identity, she tucks it into her pants, passing off the extra bulge as "having a conspicuously awesome butt."[34]

Communication with Squirrels: Squirrel Girl can perfectly mimic squirrel sounds (which she refers to as "Squirrelese"), 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.[34]

Regenerative Healing Factor: Squirrel Girl is able to heal at an accelerated rate.[34]

She was stated to be a Low Threat by the O*N*E.[35]


Deadpool's Guide to Super Villains: A series of 4522 educational trading cards written by Deadpool. Doreen relies on these as a primary source of information for whatever villain she is facing.[31]

    • Deadpool's Guide to Super Villains Super Accessories: An appendix of Deadpool's Guide to Super Villains, a series of 1622 cards featuring different villain's methods of transportation.[32]




Squirrels: Squirrel Girl's deadliest weapons are her squirrels. In addition to Monkey Joe and Tippy Toe, Squirrel Girl gave specific names to several other squirrels.[8] These were named Slippy Pete, Mr. Freckle, and Nutso, and all were presumably killed when they were sucked into the singularity created by Maelstrom.[34]

  • According to the database's powergrid, Squirrel Girl possesses powers on par with those of the Living Tribunal.[36]
  • 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, in her 2015 series she is a college student so she must be above 18 years old.[31]
  • 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.[37]
  • Doreen's name comes from her parents Dor and Maureen mashing their names together after they got stuck on what to call her.[1]

Discover and Discuss


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol 2 #1
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Deadpool GLI - Summer Fun Spectacular #1
  3. New Avengers Vol 2 #15
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Marvel Super-Heroes Vol 2 #8
  5. G.L.A. #1
  6. G.L.A. #2
  7. G.L.A. #3
  8. 8.0 8.1 G.L.A. #4
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 Great Lakes Avengers Special #1
  10. this explanation has been used to excuse some of Thanos' more embarrassing performances over the years
  11. 11.0 11.1 Thing Vol 2 #8
  12. 12.0 12.1 Cable & Deadpool #30
  13. Mighty Avengers #1
  14. I Heart Marvel #2
  15. Avengers: The Initiative #19
  16. Avengers: The Initiative #25
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 Age of Heroes #3
  18. I Am An Avenger #1
  19. 19.0 19.1 New Avengers Vol 2 #7
  20. Amazing Spider-Man #653
  21. Wolverine Vol 4 #8
  22. Spider-Island: Avengers #1
  23. New Avengers Vol 2 #16
  24. 24.0 24.1 New Avengers Annual Vol 2 #1
  25. Avengers Annual Vol 4 #1
  26. Avengers Vol 4 #18
  27. Avengers Vol 4 #19
  28. New Avengers Vol 2 #19-21
  29. New Avengers Vol 2 #31-33
  30. New Avengers Vol 2 #34
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 31.3 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1
  32. 32.0 32.1 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2
  33. Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #6
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 34.5 34.6 34.7 34.8 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 4 #15
  35. X-Men: The 198 Files #1
  37. Deadpool #7
  38. Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #3
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 39.3 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #7
  40. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z hardcover Vol. 11

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