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allergiesandadventure said: Are there any Asian-American Marvel heroines??

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YES - quite a few! The only one who has her own ongoing is Ms. Marvel, though Jubilee is currently a member of the core team in Brian Wood’s X-Men, and Nico Minoru and Jennifer Takeda are in Avengers Undercover. There have even been a few Asian-American WOC in Marvel films and television.

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Kamala Khan ("Ms. Marvel") is a Pakistani-American girl living in New Jersey. She is an Inhuman, as we discover when she gains her superpowers after being exposed to the Terrigen mists from Black Bolt’s terrigen bomb. She has shapeshifting powers. 

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Hisako Ichiki (“Armor”) was born in Japan. Currently an X-Man, she makes regular appearances in Wolverine and the X-Men. She can project a psionic suit of armor around herself.

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Nico Minoru (“Sister Grimm”) is Japanese-American. She has magical powers (in the vein of Doctor Strange or Magik) that she channels through her staff. She is a main cast member of Avengers Undercover.

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Melinda May is presumably of Chinese descent like her actress, Ming-na Wen.She is a badass ex-SHIELD agent in the TV show, Agents of SHIELD.

Skye is played by Chloe Bennett, a biracial Chinese-American woman. Skye herself is something of an enigma - her parents have not been revealed (and may not even be human - check out the Agents of SHIELD finale) - though basically she is a super-hacker and ex-SHIELD agent on the AoS TV show. 

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Blink is not Asian in the comics (Clarice Ferguson is from the Bahamas) - but in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past film, she is portrayed by Fan Bingbing, a Chinese actress. Blink is a mutant with the ability to teleport, and also to form weapons out of the energy that she manifests her portals out of. 

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Yukio is Japanese. She is an adventurer who is proficient in martial arts and several different weapons. She appears as an ally of Logan in the recent film, The Wolverine, played by Rila Fukushima.In the comics she was also an ally of Wolverine and is currently recovering from a wound from Deathstrike that left her in a wheelchair.

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Jubilation Lee(“Jubilee”) is Chinese-American. She was a mutant but was depowered on M-Day. These days she is a vampire and has all the powers of one (such as super strength, turning into mists) but also all the weaknesses. She is a main team member of Brian Wood’s X-Men. She is portrayed by Katrina Florece in a cameo in the X-Men film.

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Karima Shapandar (formerly “Omega Sentinel”) is Indian. She was originally a police officer who was transformed into the Omega sentinel, an advanced type of Sentinel. Recently she was possessed by Arkea, Sublime’s sister. After purging Arkea from her body Karima returned to be a normal human.

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Noriko Ashida (“Surge”) was born in Japan, though she was discovered living homeless in New York City. She is a mutant with the power of electrokinesis. The gauntlet she wears helps her to control the force of her electric blasts. She was an important character in both New Mutants and New X-Men. She does not currently appear in any current ongoings as a main character.

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Sooraya Qadir (“Dust”) is Afghani. She is a mutant with the ability to transform herself into sand. Unlike Sandman, she usually manifests as an airborne sandstorm. She mostly appeared in New X-Men and Young X-Men, and does not appear in any regular ongoings. 

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Monica Chang is the chief of SHIELD’s AI division and a member of Avengers AI. Based on her last name is likely Chinese-American though this hasn’t been confirmed. In the Ultimates universe, Monica Chang goes by the codename “Black Widow” and was an Avenger.

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Colleen Wing is at least 1/4 Japanese on her mother’s side, and was herself raised in Japan by her grandfather for awhile. 

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Melati Kusuma (“Komodo”) is an Indonesian-American who was introduced during the Avengers: Initiative. She transformed in a lizard-like being after Dr. Connors allowed her to experiment with his serum in an attempt to grow her legs back. She retains herself while transformed and can de-transform at will. She has not appeared in Marvel comics for a few years now. 

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And, thanks to damnversXi’an Coy Manh (“Karma”)is a Vietnamese-American mutant. She basically has the power to possess other people’s minds at will and control them, though there are negative consequences for both her and her subject if she does this for too long. She last appeared in Astonishing X-Men as a main cast member though she only appears sporadically nowadays.

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It is also worth noting that there is an entire Marvel team of Japanese youths called Big Hero 6 - a book that is being adapted into a Disney-Marvel animated feature. The women on that team include Leiko Tanaka (“GoGo Tomago”) (who can transform into energy and move at high speeds), and Aiko Miyazaki (“Honey Lemon”), who has a purse with access to a different dimension. They have not appeared in comics for quite some time though I predict that they will at least get a one-shot when the new animated feature arrives.

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Thanks to javi150190

Jennifer Takeda (“Hazmat”) is a Japanese American mutant who can produce radiation using her own body. She now appears in Avengers Undercover.

Thanks to reservoircat:

Faiza Hussain (“Excalibur”) is a Pakistani-British superhero with the power to manipulate the human body for the purposes of healing. Originally a doctor, Faiza gained her powers when blasted by a Skrull machine during Secret Invasion. Now she is a superhero allied with Captain Britain and the British super team MI-13. She does not appear in any ongoings and most recently appeared as a guest star in Wolverine

Thanks, fyeahlilbit3point0:

Radiance is the upcoming hero to be introduced in All-New Invaders - and she is a legacy heroine, meaning that she has inherited her mantle from previous heroines. The original (center) is Gwendolyne Sabuki, a Japanese-American girl who gains superpowers in an accident in Invaders #26 in the 70s. She and her father were kidnapped from a Japanese internment camp to work for the Axis. When her father’s machine blew up, she and her father gained superpowers - Gwendolyne gained the power to generate golden force beams from her hands and took the name Golden Woman - she presumably died of old age. She eventually had a daughter, Ameiko Sabuki, who took the name Goldfire and appeared in some Thunderbolts comics in the early 2000s. Now, presumably Ameiko’s daughter is Radiance.

Thanks, 10-days-with-superhumans:

Mantis is a half-Vietnamese/half-German woman and veritable superhero powerhouse with a variety of powers ranging from telepathy, enhanced strength and speed, to pyrokinesis. Mantis has had a crazy history in the Marvel U that is rough to sum up in a few sentences - basically know that she is a cosmic character who was predestined to become the “Celestial Madonna” meaning that she would be the mother of a Celestial Messiah- a supremely powerful and important being in the Universe. Mantis even traveled, canonically, to the DC universe and Eclipse universe and has a few adventures there. Mantis does not appear in any ongoings and last appeared as a guest in Guardians of the Galaxy. Her most recent ongoing appearance was in Thanos Imperative with GoTG.  

Thanks, ebondandy

And finally we have Ren Kimura, an Inhuman woman who joined the short-lived Fearless Defenders series. Judging from her last name, Ren Kimura is a Japanese-American woman with the power to create metallic-razor ribbons from the tips of her fingers. Before becoming a superhero, Ren Kimura was a dancer. She has not appeared in any comics since Fearless Defenders was cancelled.

There are probably some other women I forgot. - I left off Psylocke for body-swapping ick factor reasons, and I left out villainesses/love interests to keep it just heroes! 

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8 Things You Must Ignore To Stay Happy

Happiness is a simple concept; yet, many people don’t realize it. We all want to be happy but we search for it in wrong places. Some people find happiness in materialistic gains like owning a house, latest gadgets, expensive cars and more. But sometimes, even the biggest achievement of life does not make a person happy. On the other hand, you will come across many people who feel happy and satisfied although they have not done anything significant in their life.
So what actually makes people happy? It is just the difference in perspective, the way we see things. This is the major difference between happy and unhappy people. Happy people tend to ignore a few negative things in life to stay happy while the unhappy ones fall into those traps and remain miserable. Sometimes people create their own problems and miseries by their own action. Check out these 8 traps you should avoid if you want to be happy in life.
1. Gossip Gossiping about others won’t do you any good and will only make you feel jealous and bitter. A person who gossips is the one whose personal life is not fulfilling enough and he/she wants to know what is happening in other people’s life. People who are happy and content always avoid this pitfall and focus on their own life instead.
2. Negative thinking Thinking negatively is bound to affect your happiness since you are focusing on the gray areas of life, instead of positive emotions. Negative things keep you worried and disturbed all the time. On the other hand, happy people always approach things positively and are optimistic in nature. They always see the glass as half full while negative people see it as half empty.
3. What others think about you One factor on which you have absolutely no control – so try and avoid it to stay happy. Don’t ponder over what others might be thinking about you. You can never alter somebody’s opinion. But if you spend too much time on that and try to please all, you will eventually forget who you truly are. So just listen to your heart and do what your intuition is telling you. You need not change yourself to impress or inspire someone. Just be yourself and let others be inspired and impressed by your true self.
4. Remembering troubles from the past You must forget what happened in the past and how it impacted your life. Do not think too much about it as you cannot change what has already happened. Past troubles can affect a person badly if he/she refuses to move on. So forget the past, live in your present and focus on your future. Moreover, your past mistakes can act as a guide and teach you valuable lessons. At times, the most tragic and stressful situations teach you the best lessons in life. So learn from them and let your past go.
5. Holding onto resentment We all do it and then feel too stressed to lead a happy life. Holding on to resentment will simply intensify your hard feelings and negative emotions, making you feel sad deep down. You must learn to let go and forgive the other person for his/her wrong behavior. If you can’t forgive, at least stop thinking about it day and night, and move on. You will have a new sense of freedom and satisfaction when you get the better of your pent-up anger and frustration.
6. Arguing to prove you are right
All of us cling to our opinions, whether we are right or wrong. There is nothing wrong in presenting your point of view. But one must be rational and listen carefully to what others have to say. A different perspective often helps us get a broader vision and you must not ignore it just because it may hurt your ego. Also, take things easy – it is not mandatory to prove you are right during the course of a heated argument. Instead, listen to others as they voice their concerns and suggestions. After all, you always have the choice to agree or disagree at the end of it.
7. Nurturing huge expectations Let go of undue expectations – they can undermine your happiness as you keep looking for life’s little rewards where there is none. Learn to accept people for who they really are and forget what they can do for you. Once you realize that your expectations cannot change the other person, you can let go of false hopes and won’t feel disappointed. The sooner you realize it, the better off you will be. Also, unmatched expectations often lead to dissatisfaction. So just face every situation with open mind and try to make the best of the existing opportunities. Finally, don’t force yourself to live up to others’ expectations. Just being yourself is the key to happiness.
8. Ignoring problems Do not avoid problems. Only those who are unhappy and scared ignore problems and feel tense when they become worse or get out of hand. It is always better to solve those issues in the very beginning to reduce your stress level. Otherwise, the stress and anxiety of knowing that something is brewing and you are consciously avoiding it will make you worried and miserable.
Written by Manisha Goel

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Spirituality

8 Things You Must Ignore To Stay Happy

Happiness is a simple concept; yet, many people don’t realize it. We all want to be happy but we search for it in wrong places. Some people find happiness in materialistic gains like owning a house, latest gadgets, expensive cars and more. But sometimes, even the biggest achievement of life does not make a person happy. On the other hand, you will come across many people who feel happy and satisfied although they have not done anything significant in their life.

So what actually makes people happy? It is just the difference in perspective, the way we see things. This is the major difference between happy and unhappy people. Happy people tend to ignore a few negative things in life to stay happy while the unhappy ones fall into those traps and remain miserable. Sometimes people create their own problems and miseries by their own action. Check out these 8 traps you should avoid if you want to be happy in life.

1. Gossip
Gossiping about others won’t do you any good and will only make you feel jealous and bitter. A person who gossips is the one whose personal life is not fulfilling enough and he/she wants to know what is happening in other people’s life. People who are happy and content always avoid this pitfall and focus on their own life instead.

2. Negative thinking
Thinking negatively is bound to affect your happiness since you are focusing on the gray areas of life, instead of positive emotions. Negative things keep you worried and disturbed all the time. On the other hand, happy people always approach things positively and are optimistic in nature. They always see the glass as half full while negative people see it as half empty.

3. What others think about you
One factor on which you have absolutely no control – so try and avoid it to stay happy. Don’t ponder over what others might be thinking about you. You can never alter somebody’s opinion. But if you spend too much time on that and try to please all, you will eventually forget who you truly are. So just listen to your heart and do what your intuition is telling you. You need not change yourself to impress or inspire someone. Just be yourself and let others be inspired and impressed by your true self.

4. Remembering troubles from the past
You must forget what happened in the past and how it impacted your life. Do not think too much about it as you cannot change what has already happened. Past troubles can affect a person badly if he/she refuses to move on. So forget the past, live in your present and focus on your future. Moreover, your past mistakes can act as a guide and teach you valuable lessons. At times, the most tragic and stressful situations teach you the best lessons in life. So learn from them and let your past go.

5. Holding onto resentment
We all do it and then feel too stressed to lead a happy life. Holding on to resentment will simply intensify your hard feelings and negative emotions, making you feel sad deep down. You must learn to let go and forgive the other person for his/her wrong behavior. If you can’t forgive, at least stop thinking about it day and night, and move on. You will have a new sense of freedom and satisfaction when you get the better of your pent-up anger and frustration.

6. Arguing to prove you are right

All of us cling to our opinions, whether we are right or wrong. There is nothing wrong in presenting your point of view. But one must be rational and listen carefully to what others have to say. A different perspective often helps us get a broader vision and you must not ignore it just because it may hurt your ego. Also, take things easy – it is not mandatory to prove you are right during the course of a heated argument. Instead, listen to others as they voice their concerns and suggestions. After all, you always have the choice to agree or disagree at the end of it.

7. Nurturing huge expectations
Let go of undue expectations – they can undermine your happiness as you keep looking for life’s little rewards where there is none. Learn to accept people for who they really are and forget what they can do for you. Once you realize that your expectations cannot change the other person, you can let go of false hopes and won’t feel disappointed. The sooner you realize it, the better off you will be. Also, unmatched expectations often lead to dissatisfaction. So just face every situation with open mind and try to make the best of the existing opportunities. Finally, don’t force yourself to live up to others’ expectations. Just being yourself is the key to happiness.

8. Ignoring problems
Do not avoid problems. Only those who are unhappy and scared ignore problems and feel tense when they become worse or get out of hand. It is always better to solve those issues in the very beginning to reduce your stress level. Otherwise, the stress and anxiety of knowing that something is brewing and you are consciously avoiding it will make you worried and miserable.

Written by Manisha Goel