10 LGBTQ+ Marvel Heroes That Should Join The MCU | ScreenRant – Screen Rant

With Loki and Valkyrie setting the precedent for LGBTQ+ representation in the MCU, which other LGBTQ+ Marvel heroes should join them?
The continuation of the MCU into Phase 4 has brought with it many new opportunities, with Marvel seemingly more conscious of their LGBTQ+ representation, revealing Loki’s bisexuality in Loki, and promising that Thor: Love and Thunder will address Valkyrie’s bisexuality.
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Also on the way to the big screen is openly lesbian teen superhero America Chavez, set to make her debut in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, where hopefully her sexuality will not be ignored. The hope of such important representation also means thinking about which LGBTQ+ heroes could make an MCU appearance in the future.
Master thief Felicia Hardy, also known as Black Cat, is perhaps most associated in Marvel Comics with Spider-Man, with whom she has a complex relationship, over the years appearing as his enemy, love interest, or ally.  Less known but equally important is the fact that she is also bisexual, and has had a relationship with Thieves Guild leader Odessa Drake.
An appearance of Black Cat in the MCU could prove very interesting, given her luck-bending powers and position as a sometimes antiheroine, and there are plenty of versions of the Spider-Man villain to choose from that could make for fascinating adaptations.
Julie Power has the ability of fast flight as well as accelerated healing. She’s been a member of the superhero team the Power Pack alongside her siblings, a student (and teacher’s assistant) at Avengers Academy, and has been associated with the combat/science team Future Foundation. A friend of the Runaways, she also dated one of that team’s members Karolina Dean.
One version of Julie sees her banished to an alternate reality by Kang the Conqueror, whose recent addition to the MCU could provide a way for Julie to be introduced. Her heroic family also has connections to the Fantastic Four, which CinemaBlend suggests might make an appearance in the MCU in a few short years.
Teddy Altman is a total fan-favorite Marvel LGBTQ+ character, a member of the Young Avengers with shapeshifting abilities and superhuman strength. He’s also been a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy alongside his husband Billy Kaplan/Wiccan. A child version of Billy has appeared in the MCU in WandaVisionwith rumors that an older version will appear in the next Doctor Strange movie.
Teddy is also friends with other Young Avengers team members set to make their MCU debut, Kate Bishop and America Chavez. As a Kree-Skrull hybrid, Teddy is connected to the already established alien lore of the MCU as well. Teddy would be an ideal addition to Phase 4, which will explore the Skrull alien race in Secret Invasion and the Kree in The Marvels.
In Marvel Comics, Angela is a sister to Loki and Thor as well as an angel and bounty hunter. She’s been a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy and led superhero team Strikeforce, where the roster included Bucky Barnes. One of her major story arcs focuses on rescuing her great love, the wingless angel Sera, from where she’s been banished in Hel.
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Though some aspects of Angela were adapted for the character of Hela in Thor: Ragnarok, there still remains much unique to her that hasn’t been explored onscreen. With the Loki series establishing the Multiverse, and Thor a member of the Guardians, there are a number of ways she could be introduced to the MCU.
A mutant associated with the X-Men who later becomes a member of the Young Avengers, David Alleyne has the power to temporarily absorb the knowledge of those he comes into close contact with. He comes out as bisexual during his time as a Young Avenger and later dates fellow teammate Tommy/Speed.
Although the MCU is yet to introduce mutants to their world after reacquiring the film rights to the X-Men, the way they are seemingly building towards the Young Avengers on-screen gives them a natural way to introduce him. If the Young Avengers do form, he’d be an incredibly useful asset to the team and the rare male bisexual hero would appear onscreen.
A hero that’s used many names, including Marvel Boy and Protector, Noh-Varr is a Kree from another universe whose DNA was enhanced with that of an insect’s, giving him a range of powers. He once joined the Dark Avengers, unaware of the other members’ villainous identities, using the name Captain Marvel.
Noh-Varr is bisexual, and once dated Kate Bishop/Hawkeye, set to make her MCU debut in Disney+’s Hawkeye series. He’s also a current comic book member of the Guardians of the Galaxy alongside his boyfriend, Hercules. With powers including inter-dimensional travel and connections to many superhero teams, Noh-Varr could easily fit into the world of MCU heroes.
As his heroic name suggests, Living Lightning has the ability to both control lightning and become a sentient version of it, which allows him to fly at high speeds. He was revealed to be gay in a 2005 Avengers comic and was one of the heroes on Captain America’s side during the comic book Civil War event in 2006.
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Other heroes he’s fought alongside include Spider-Man, Nick Fury, and Doctor Strange. Given that the MCU has yet to really delve into heroes with elemental magic, Miguel Santos could serve as a way to explore such powers. In addition, he’d be one of the few Latino superheroes in the MCU so his inclusion would boost representation for both underrepresented communties.
A hugely powerful martial artist, telepath, and skilled geneticist, Moondragon has used her powers for both the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Interestingly, her powers were not gifted to her but learned through her own devotion and study. She was also once the wielder of the Mind Stone, and dated the hero Phyla-Vell, with the two battling Thanos when they were Guardians.
The comics also connect her to Drax the Destroyer, her father, and while in the MCU Drax’s daughter was killed before the events of the first Guardians movie, the introduction of the Multiverse provides a way for her to still exist. With her distinct looks and unique power set, Moondragon would make a memorable addition to the MCU.
There may be a live-action remake of Disney’s Hercules in production, but Marvel comic’s version of the character, while also taking much inspiration from the mythological Greek hero of the same, is quite different. An Olympian and Avenger, he has superhuman strength, speed, and reflexes, and sometimes wields a great gold mace. He is currently dating teammate Noh-Varr.
With the MCU presence of Thor and their upcoming release of Eternals, there is a precedent for gods and immortals in the movies which Hercules fits into. His dynamic with Thor is also one that would translate to the screen in a great way.
The first openly gay character to come out in a book by Marvel Comics, Northstar is a hero and member of both the X-Men and Canadian team Alpha Flight. With the ability to fly and superhuman durability, Jean-Paul can also release bright flashes of light when alongside his sister, the hero Aurora.
Northstar married his husband in the comics in 2012, in what was the first depiction of a same-sex wedding in marvel comics. His position as the first openly gay Marvel character is important for the history of representation, and an on-screen portrayal of him would be a great way to honor that milestone.
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Stacie is a List Writer for TV and Movies. If not writing, she’s probably reading a fantasy epic, baking cookies, or playing Hades.


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