This discussion actually began while watching Hancock - who would rather fight crime butt-ass nude, than wear a costume (Which, to no big surprise, he has and in his world, it's on YouTube along with the plight of Walter the Grey Whale).
We originally started with a list of 5, but couldn't decide on which of our favorites to omit, so we expanded the list to 10. These are just our favorites and is certainly not an encompassing list of all the female flesh revealing super-heroes out there.
Just our favorites.
Sorry Dr Mrs Monarch, we can't get over your freaky voice (And you're a villain), but you're incredibly hot.
MORE AFTER THE JUMP
|Mystique goes: SNIKT!!!!|
Rarven Darkholme was created by Dave Cockrum and Chris Claremont waaay back in 1978 as a foil against Ms Marvel.
Back then the adoptive mother of Rogue was a simple shapeshifter with the ability to mimic the appearance of anyone who she sees. This eventually evolved into minor shape-shifting - allowing her to manifest claws or tentacles when required. Her level of mastery evolved to the point that she could mask her scent, puff up for additional mass, and - at one time - turn into a dog.
Her powers have also evolved to grant her a form of advanced healing factor.
Originally she could not, but eventually her shape-shifting powers evolved to include her clothing as well - down to zippers, buttons, I.D. cards, the works.
So technically, Mystique doesn't have a costume. She enters combat using her powers.
|Mystique losing her powers in X-Men: The Last Stand|
As you can see from her 1969 cover, she really hasn't changed much in appearance. She's probably lost a little more cloth over the years, but not much has been changed..... well the boots are higher now.
Designed to be a light-hearted bad-girl, Vampirella's power set includes the ability to sexually arouse men. Seriously that might be more of a side-effect of what she's not wearing.
In 2012 we featured one of the best Vampirella cosplayers ever: Ms Paula Labaredas
|Paula Labaredas Vampirella Cosplay|
|Sara Pezzini - Witchblade|
Sara wields the Witchblade - a sentient bracelet which is an amalgamation of order and chaos. With the Witchblade, Sara Pezzini gains the ability to create a variety of medieval weapons - swords, hooks, shields, etc..; has super human strength, endurance and agility; can fly; generate destructive beams of energy - or spikes, and; heal from almost any damage received. Supposedly it can also manipulate the weather and control time.
|Danielle Baptiste - Witchblade|
Sara also uses the Witchblade as a lockpick, and it has been used to commune with the dead.
But the Witchblade is probably best known for providing very revealing armor at the cost of ALL of the wearer's clothing - it likes to get really close.
We actually should not be surprised given that the Witchblade is a MALE sentient entity.
Danielle Baptiste, the second Witchblade and current host of the Angelus, had as similar problem.
Do check out out Jacqueline Goehner Witchblade Cosplay feature here.
|DC New 52 Starfire|
Starfire's rebirth in DC's New 52 encountered a freakish amount of controversy because they removed the naivete that covered her clothing's optional bombshell personality, and added an overdrive for casual sex conveniently cloaked behind a feminist excuse.
But seriously, what keeps that costume up or in place? Modesty (You have to our age to get that reference).
To placate the critics, DC re-released her in a comic book where she actually had more clothes on and a less frivolous personality.
Do check out our New 52 Starfire review by clicking here.
|A not quite destitute of clothing Dejah Thoris cover|
And just in case you think that it's only we modern perverts who decided that Dejah Thoris should save her world wearing nothing more than a thong and nipple shields, here's how Burroughs describes her: "....She was as destitute of clothes as the green Martians who accompanied her; indeed, save for her highly wrought ornaments she was entirely naked, nor could any apparel have enhanced the beauty of her perfect and symmetrical figure."
So she should actually be wearing much, MUUUUCCCCCH less.
Personally we think that Lynn Collins did an excellent job as Dejah Thoris. The movie, in our opinion, received some really undeserved reviews. Personally we feel that the only reason why fan-boys hated it was because Lynn didn't take her clothes off (It's a Disney film).
Here's are a few of our thoughts on John Carter.
|Emma Frost's real mutant power |
was the ability to defy gravity
However in 2001, artist Frank Quitely was told to put an "X" on her uniform, and what he did instead was to carve an "X" out of her uniform, creating a gravity defying costume for Emma that would last for years.
Personally we feel that it's probably clipped in place by the weight of her breasts.
Emma even maintained this uniform in the psychic plane:
To make things worse, a few issues after this uniform was introduced, artist Ethan Van Sciver thought it would be a splendid idea to reverse the costume - not that we minded.
Eventually Emma would return to the corset that first defined her, but this costume will forever be etched in our minds.
|Party with Jungle Girl|
Gifted with extraordinary fighting skills, reflexes and jungle knowledge, Jungle Girl has an ability which no other Jungle Girl has: she has caches of home-made animal skin bikinis and other pieces of clothing hidden around the jungle.
Why would she need a cache of bikinis? Check out this video featuring Lindsy Pelas as Jungle Girl to find out:
She's also a favorite pastime sketch of Frank Cho. He usually likes to portray her being attacked by small dinosaurs that steal her clothing.
|This is not the Alice in Wonderland |
you grew up with
Anyway, this is Alice Liddle as seen through the pencils of Joseph Dodd. In a nutshell, an Avatar of Alice as a child is left in Wonderland. She grows up in stasis to adulthood still wearing the dress that she wore when she entered Wonderland. For some strange reason the dress did not tear and instead manages to barely hold her gracious proportions in - just barely.
It's surprising that there's not that much nudity in the series.
If you ever come across her action figure (CLICK HERE), you'll note that it's barely there and ready to pop.
Then there's this twisted implied fantasy involving her daughter Calie:
Jane Gay is a journalist by trade. She has the special power to keep losing her clothes or end up in really embarrassing situations as she goes about doing her duties.
Jane was born from Norman Pett in December 1932, and she stayed in publication til October of 1959. Though we're quite sure we saw a modern version of her as we were growing up. Perhaps it was a syndication of sorts, but right now we can't find it.
Her surname "Gay" reflects just how old she is as it refers to her happy-go-lucky always naked nature, rather than to the more modern homosexual connotation.
Jane was a source of inspiration for Allied troops throughout World War II, and she finally appeared completely naked in 1943 - instead of just being in her undergarments - in support of the troops at war.
Which makes her a hero.
|Druuna nuff said|
Somehow she saves the world. Not sure how.
There are other photos that we wanted to add to her write-up, but we realized that they were all too graphic.