Every trans character in Marvel (and how likely they are to join MCU)

Marvel in general, including the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has delivered many characters of the LGBTQ + community. In the MCU, Marvel has already introduced Phastos, America Chavez and Loki, but they have not yet brought any of Marvel’s transgender characters to the big screen.

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Since the comics have accepted all branches of the LGBTQ + community, the movies should do the same. Especially since there are more transgender characters out there. In this list, only characters who are clearly listed as transgender will be shown, so gendered characters like Mystique do not count.


Rothstein sisters

Shared photo of the Rothstein Sisters in Spider-Man Get The Collar

Not only are these two meant as representations of the Weinstein brothers, but the two are also castrated, and they come out as transgender as a result. It is not a good look for transgender representation, especially as it demonizes society.

People who are transgender already handle enough stigma because of movies like e.g. Psycho and Dressed to kill. This would only add to that stigma because the Rothsteins are disgusting and disgusting sisters who do nothing but stain an already not-so-great Spider-Man story.

Leonara Eng

Leonara Eng uses her powers in The New Mutants # 20

The most Leonara of the latest version of New Mutants could be used as a cameo in the background or a minor side character, but she probably will not be the main character in any way. Especially since The new mutants was such a flop both critically and financially that it probably will not be restarted right away.

She’s an aggressively shy character, and as a result, she comes out as rude, but that’s not her intention. The author of The new mutants run even confirmed that Leonara is transgender.


Tong comes out as a girl to his brothers in Marvel comics

This young moloid is a different interpretation of a trans woman. Tong and other moloids are technically genderless, but after Ben Grimm AKA The Thing rescued Tong and her siblings, she rediscovered herself. After putting on a little pink dress, she decided she was actually a girl.

Her siblings welcomed her with open arms and created a sweet story about a young transp girl. Could this story be used in the MCU? Maybe because anything is possible at this point according to stories like Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness and Loki but it probably would not be for a long time.


Shared photo of Jake Young in and out of the Trace Armor in Avengers Solo # 4

Jake Young is a young trans man who needed money, so he volunteered for a project. Because of the hormone replacement therapies he had been on, the super soldier formula gave him firepower. As interesting as this character may sound, he is hardly even featured in the comics.

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Currently, Jake Young has had a total of five comic book appearances, including his debut in 2011. It could be an interesting character in a movie, but he is so unknown that it, like Tong, is highly unlikely.

Jessie Drake

Jessie Drake and Black Cat walk away from an explosion in Marvel comics

The first overtly transgender Marvel character, Jessie Drake, is revealed to be transgender as she is rescued by Typhus Mary. She went under her wings, but also under the wings of Spider-Man’s old slinging Black Cat. Jessie also has the ability to subconsciously mimic the physical traits of those around her.

However, her transgender nature is not a result of her powers. She became a trans woman on her own and prefers to keep company with other women and enhance her feminine features even more. Jessie is another character who only appeared in a few tracks before she disappeared, making it less likely she would make an MCU debut.


Justine AKA Brilliance introduces itself to the wasp in The Unstoppable Wasp # 10

There have only been hints of it in the comics, but the Wasp villain known as Brilliance is a character confirmed as transgender by the creator. She is an agent for AIM, who fought both the wasp and the mockingbird, but who later saw the bug in her ways.

At this point, a character as simple but effective as Brilliance could easily be introduced into MCU. She may become the villain in the future Ant-Man and the Wasp successors or Young Avengers.

Hydra Queen

Hydra Queen pours herself another glass of wine in Captain America # 15

The only reason Hydra Queen is unlikely to be used in MCU is that it looks like the movies and shows are finished with Hydra. However, that does not mean they will never return. Queen Hydra could create another leader for Hydra when she saw how she was a formidable villain for Captain America.

The Queen and a group of soldiers were lost in the Land Of Nowhere. Now it was said that all the soldiers were men when they were lost and that the queen “found out who she was” while she was trapped in Nowhere. It is never directly confirmed that she is transgender, but merely implied.


Gambit flirts with Jacob Gavin Jr.  AKA Courier in her female form in Gambit # 24

Typically, shapeshifters will not count as transgender, but a case can be made for Courier. Jacob Gavin Jr. was a shape-shifting mutant, but due to an event with Gambit, he lost his ability to change shape while in female form. As a result, Courier was to be a woman forever.

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Jacob got used to his new form and even formed an attraction for Gambit. So even though it is not the same as changing, it is still a man who becomes a woman both physically and emotionally. When X-Men are introduced into the MCU, there is potential for any mutant to be introduced, including Courier.

Koi Boi

Koi Boi talks to a fish in the cartoon The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

In Squirrel Girls silly but very entertaining world is Koi Boi, a young trans man named Ken Shiga. He is an aquatic superhero who happens to be a fanboy of the anti-hero Namor The Sub-Mariner. It is never explicitly stated, but the creator confirmed that he is actually transgender.

It’s not often that trans people are used in comics, so Koi Boi presents a good bit of representation that even most forms of media do not often provide. There are rumors that Namor will be introduced in the future, so Koi Boi is not quite off the table.


Sera was born as an anchorite, a male, wingless race of angels. However, Sera wanted to become friends with the Asgardian warrior Angela, which resulted in Sera being able to change herself into the woman she wanted to be. The two even got married, creating not only an overtly transsuper hero, but also a lesbian.

MCU has been very open to embracing the women in Thor’s mythology, where Valkyrie has become the new ruler of Asgard and now the revelation of Jane Foster as the Mighty Thor. It is not much of a stretch to think that Angela and Sera could be introduced in the future.

Charlene McGowan

Charlene McGowan holds a Captain America mug in the Immortal Hulk comics

Charlene is a scientist and allied with the Hulk and other gamma-related heroes. She’s a little newer, but she officially came out as a trans woman in 2020. Not much is known about her origins as a trans woman, but it came as a nice surprise.

With Disney now fully capable of taking advantage of the Hulk property, Charlene can be introduced to projects such as Hun-Hulk or the planned World War II Hulk movie.

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