Marvel TV

P is for Peggy Carter

peggy carterPeggy Carter is a badass. There’s no two ways about it, she’s smart, resourceful and can throw a punch.

Peggy may have been a love interest for Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger but she was always capable of looking after herself and she saved Steve just as many times as he saved her. Through having her own TV Show and having cameos in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Ant-Man and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, you get to see how Peggy is a well-rounded character with flaws and how she can be feminine and kick ass at the same time – something that “strong female characters” aren’t always allowed to be.

While Peggy has been in the army and is now a spy so she’s had working relationships with men, some which are great and full of respect and some which aren’t respectful at all, it’s the way she can work in this man’s world but still have great relationships with women that I really love. There’s that thing that girls do (I admit, I’ve done it myself) where they say “I’m not like other girls and I prefer spending my time with boys because girls can be so bitchy” and Peggy Carter shows that doesn’t have to be the case. Yes she can fight which is a bit different to most female characters we see in her world but she still has great friendships with Angie, a civilian waitress, and Rose, a fellow agent who people underestimate because of how she looks.

Peggy Carter is awesome because she works hard and loves to prove people wrong but she can be stubborn and act rashly. She is a good person and a good spy but she still makes mistakes.

I love the fact that Peggy Carter has gotten her own TV show and I have my fingers crossed we will be getting a season three because how on earth can they leave it after that cliff-hanger in the season two finale?!

M is for Malcolm Ducasse

malcolm jessica jonesMalcolm Ducasse is a wonderful character. When you first meet him he’s the junkie who accidentally breaks into other people’s apartments when he’s trying to find his way to his own place but he ends up being so much more than that.

Malcolm is one of those characters that you think is going to be the butt of the shows jokes. When he breaks into one of his neighbours apartments it’s often seen as a comedic moment but as the show progresses and you find out why he’s such a mess it’s kind of heart-breaking. Malcolm does have some of the best lines though.

Malcolm is a really observant guy and because he seems like a joke and a mess people often don’t give him a second glance which allows him to pick up stuff about people. Malcolm is a sweet, caring person that has had some bad stuff happen to him. His friendship with Jessica Jones is amazing because in many ways they are complete opposites but they balance each other out and still care about each other a lot.

I just want to give Malcolm a hug!

J is for Jessica Jones

jessica jonesJessica Jones man. God she’s messed up and bitter and she has every right to be. She suffered a horrendous trauma but managed to come out of it with a bit of PTSD and an attitude where she won’t let anyone control and take advantage of her like that again.

Jessica is a sarcastic, cynical and sharp-tongued private investigator. Her methods are often unusual and she’s not afraid to throw a punch when cornered. Jessica’s “superpowers” are the fact she is incredibly physically strong and she can also jump great distances. Really though, I think her superpower is that no matter how tough things might be and how sometimes she really does feel like giving up, she still fights.

She’s a badass that still gets hurt, both physically and emotionally, but she works through it. Admittedly the way she works through it might not be the best way to do it, it often features a lot of whiskey and breaking things, but people cope in different ways and she has her best friend Trish Walker to help her, when Jessica lets her that is.

I’ve only seen the Jessica Jones Netflix TV show which I absolutely adored but I do really want to read the Alias comics because I need more Jessica Jones in my life.