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The Female Fantastic Four by Femmes-Fatales The Female Fantastic Four by Femmes-Fatales
I really like the Fantastic Four despite the fact that I've read next to none of their adventures (but I have started reading John Byrne's run on the book) and think they have an interesting dynamic. This piece was inspired by reading a discussion on who would make suitable replacements within the team which then got me thinking -- what if there were an all-female Fantastic Four for a while? Who would replace the male members?

Obviously Sue Storm was a given. She's the heart and soul of the Fantastic Four. I love her to death, think she's badass and I especially felt for her during Civil War which ultimately proved her independence from her husband. Next I decided to throw in She-Hulk because of her existing friendship to Sue as well as her muscle which could replace the Thing's but she also has the advantage of being a lawyer. With She-Hulk providing some comedic relief as well, I thought that the Human Torch's replacement could be someone with elemental powers who didn't necessarily have to be the funny one. That's why I picked Firestar. Lastly, I wanted someone to really be able to match Reed's intellect -- unfortunately, Marvel is REEEEEAAAALLLLY limited in its selection of highly intelligent female characters. Kitty Pryde's powers are too similar to Invisible Woman's, Emma Frost would be unrecognizable in an FF costume, M wouldn't get along with her teammates and Sage would also distance herself from the team. Plus, they're all X-Men related characters. Instead, I decided to go with Ms. Marvel. A personal favourite of mine, she's the all-around fighter with a little bit of each of their abilities plus she's an excellently trained spy which means she has the necessary skills and intelligence to be on the team. After picking the line-up, I tweaked all their costumes to fit the FF scheme and then put them all together. Kind of cute.

The obvious missing component was the family factor. After all, the Fantastic Four is usually known as Marvel's First Family. HOWEVER, as someone who watches shows like "Sex and the City" and "Golden Girls" you come to see that sometimes friends can be family. You especially notice that with Birds of Prey. Oracle, Lady Blackhawk, Huntress and Black Canary aren't just friends -- they're like a family. Unfortunately, Marvel still hasn't caught onto this phenomenon amongst women and they haven't quite made a compelling all-female ongoing series yet like DC has.
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I took this idea and I intend to incorporate it in my crossover world RP. However I added Elasta-woman from DC comics. Why she joined them is complicated. Also technically Jazinda but she doesn't count herself so there the fabulous five. You haven't done Jazinda
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ArtemisHunter1123 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
There was a limited mini series called Marvel Divas which Marvel tried to make like Sex and the City.
I liked it; it had Black Cat, Photon, Wildcat and Firestar. They bonded over their lack of stable romances and that Firestar's powers were giving her breast cancer.
Shame it isn't still going; originally it was going to be a solo series with Sue Storm.
Here's more information if you want it: [link]
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I read Marvel Divas quite some time ago. I actually make reference to it a couple of times in the Firestar and Hellcat pin-ups I have in my gallery.
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ArtemisHunter1123 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Cool, I'll have to look through them.
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Still wish Mavil had a stretchy girl

It's not fair DC has Elastagirl, and Disy has other Elastagirl
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*shrugs* I don't really see it as being a terribly big deal. Power repitition isn't always the most interesting thing to see. After all, DC has Elasti-Woman, Plasticman and Elongated Man... that's a lot of stretchy heroes. XD
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Just wish it did, trying to come up with a fanfic about this. But I don't know Marvel to well.

on the other hand it's a crossover anyway and I think I got a reason for Elasti-Woman to be on this team but I don't know what she's like ether.

Plasticman is cool he's in my top fave fav superheros.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A fanfic about what?

I'm not terribly familiar with Elasti-Woman as well. The Doom Patrol is one of those teams that hasn't really ever been promoted heavily by DC and they've pretty much always been obscure. However, of all the stretchy heroes at DC I've always liked Elongated Man best. I feel he's the most three-dimensional... plus I love his wife. Sue Dibny is amazing.
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Still working on what it's about just know I want to wright a story like this.


So you don't know her personality? or lack there of by the sound of it.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Want to write a story like what?

No, I have no clue what Rita's personality is like. Again, it's because I'm not terribly familiar with the Doom Patrol and I've never really encountered her in any of the comics that I've read. However, it wouldn't be hard to find someone who is familiar with them.
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