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If Marvel put out a collage poster of their franchise redheads, like the fun (Disneyverse?) one below which was just found online, what MU Redheads would you expect to be included in the group shot? Obviously, MJ and Medusa are top 5 picks. Feel free to choose an artist, too. \:\)

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Firestar
Venus goes red when Namora is on the team.
Discus?
Would Carnage kill the vibe?

As far as art, I'm always down for some Mark Bagley pencil work...



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Grey Gargoyle


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Jean Grey, Black Widow (not all the time), Crystal, Pepper, Firestar, Siryn.

Do Mystique & Satana count?


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    Jean Grey, Black Widow (not all the time), Crystal, Pepper, Firestar, Siryn.



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    Do Mystique & Satana count?


I don't see why they should be excluded.

What strikes me is that there seem to be so many more female redheads than males in the Marvel Universe. I think most of us could easily come up with at least a dozen female redheads within a few minutes (adding to the ten mentioned above I could name Bethany Cabe, Hellcat, Lorelei (the Enchantress's sister), Madelyne Pryor, Shamrock, Spiderling (Anna May Parker), Squirrel Girl (her hair is officially described as "brown", but looks distinctly orange to me), Rachel Summers, Tigra ("orange" hair), and Wolfsbane), plus the ones zeus mentioned. But males? Maybe the people at Marvel like to think red hair is a particularly Celtic trait, because a lot of the male redheads there are are Irish or Irish-American - e.g. Daredevil, Dum Dum Dugan and Banshee (strawberry blond), and probably also Cletus Kasady (thanks, Zeus). I had to reflect a while to come up with a couple of exceptions to that cliché - Juggernaut and Volstagg.

Whether a person counts as a redhead does seem to depend on context. For instance, Wolverine called Rogue - whose hair colour is labeled "auburn" by the OHOTMU - "Red" on a few occasions (e. g. in UXM #158 and 214), but that was when neither Jean Grey nor Rachel Summers (who have hair of a much "redder" colour, what one could call "poppy red") were on the active team. The Scarlet Witch also has auburn (reddish-brown) hair, but I can't remember her being called "Red" or being referred to as a redhead. Happy Hogan also is sometimes depicted with reddish-brown hair, but since he usually appears in the near vicinity of the much redder Pepper Potts, there's little chance of him being called a redhead. And since Medusa has redder hair than her sister Crystal, I think that many people think of her as a strawberry blonde rather than an outright redhead. The Osborns also have auburn hair, but are usually not described as redheads, possibly due to the constant proximity of Mary Jane. Of course, if one called them redheads, someone might feel dutybound to spell their name O'Sborn. ;\-\)


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I completely expect Frankie Raye to not be included. x\(

Of course, Jean, MJ, Black Widow, and probably Wanda would spotlight.

By no means a complete list, but surely they could all fit...

Prestige (Rachel Summers)
Beverly \(wubya\) Switzler
Thundra
Shanna
Jessica Drew
Mystique
Venus
Medusa
Hellcat
Wolfsbane
Satana (please get rid of the white)
Rescue
Angela
Firestar
Titania
Lyra
Siryn
Shamrock (betcha forgot about me)
Hope Summers
She-Thing
Maddie Pryor
Amelia Voght
Sin
Colleen Wing
Vindicator
Julia Carpenter
Bethany Cabe
Marlo Chandler
Mercury
Big Bertha
Dorma
Tangerine
Elsa Bloodstone
Isca (new mutant girl from Arakko)
Hollow/Penance
Bucky (Heroes Reborn)... I think her hair was reddish...
Sapphire Styx
Scream

Do strawberries count too? Crystal? Alicia? Lightspeed? Energizer?

What about pink/magenta? Blink, Marrow, Songbird and Diamondback?

Or Victoria (does my streak count) Hand?

Guys?

Ant-Man (Scott Lang)
Starlord
Killraven
Juggernaut
Vanguard
Dum Dum Dugan
Norman Osborn
Pyro
Hyperion
Raza Longknife (Starjammers)
Daredevil
Banshee
Indra
Icarus
Carnage (ICK!)
D-Man
Hellstrom
Belasco
Eric O'Grady
Volstagg
Atlas
Starfox
Shatterstar
Yondu
Fabian (ptooey) Cortez
Jack Russell
Rusty (rez me please) Collins?




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Isn't Jessica Drew's hair black?


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Fafnir and Red Sonja from the old Conan series...


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