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Quick! Name a live action superhero female with a movie.

I’ll wait.

Supergirl: Spin-off of Superman, 1984 flop

Catwoman: Spin-off of Batman, 2004 flop

Elektra: 2005 Spin-off of Daredevil. Does anyone admit having watched it?

X-Men movies had multiple female roles, but no clear lead. Partial credit.

The Invisible Woman was 25% of the Fantastic 4 in two movies. Partial credit because they are, by definition, a team.

Gamora of the Guardians of the Galaxy films. Again, partial for the team...

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