Top 10 Marvel Comics Characters Who Got PregnantComic books usually have our favorite superheroes face insurmountable odds against the villains. They also often touch on different subjects throughout, giving characters more depth and developing stories, such as love, grief, death, and in this case pregnancy. Yes, sometimes our favorite superheroines become pregnant in one of their many comic book storylines, and sometimes it's a heartwarming story, or it makes you wonder what the writers were thinking. Let's look on the Marvel side of the comics world and see which Marvel characters, both heroes and villains, became pregnant. On a side note, I originally thought of making this list only for female characters, but there are some interesting cases of a character becoming pregnant, such as the symbiote Venom.
In the debut issue of the new volume set after the Secret Wars, Jessica Drew (Spider-Woman) is in the second trimester of pregnancy and still works as a private investigator for which she got the help of a few friends. While she had been in a relationship nine months before the baby's birth, she and her boyfriend broke up. She wanted to start a family with him, but since she was now alone and really wanted to have a child, she decided to go for donor insemination. She continued fighting crime while pregnant, like a real badass.
Invisible Woman, real name Susan "Sue" Storm Richards is a founding member of Marvel's the Fantastic Four. She is in a relationship with fellow Fantastic Four member Reed Richards, also known as Mister Fantastic (if that's not enough for you, he's the "elastic man"). In the comics, she becomes pregnant twice with Reed's children. As a result, Susan takes time off from the Fantastic Four. The first time, Susan's cosmic ray irradiated blood cells serve as an obstacle for her in carrying the unborn child to term. Knowing this, Reed, Johnny, and Ben journey into the Negative Zone to acquire the Cosmic Control Rod from Annihilus. Using the device, they were able to deliver the baby safely. For her second pregnancy however, the second child is stillborn due to Susan having been exposed to radiation inside the Negative Zone. She became depressed and was manipulated by Psycho-Man into becoming Malice. As Malice, Susan attacks her friends and family in the Fantastic Four, utilizing her ...more
While Mystique is more commonly known as a villain in the X-Men, she was on the good side for many years. She became pregnant and gave birth to multiple children across the comics, the most famous being the teleporting mutant Nightcrawler, which she gave birth to after being seduced by the demonic mutant Azazel. In another comic, she and fellow X-Men Beast had a short relationship which resulted in the birth of a totally normal child named Graydon Creed who was put up for adoption and grew to become an anti-mutant politician. Another time, she had a child with Sabretooth while she was using one of her personas, meaning he had no idea it was her. Also, a mutant named Raze Darkholme first appearing November 2013 in X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1 and is the son of Mystique and Wolverine.
In Earth-1610, in order to free Valkyrie from Valhalla, Thor battles Hela's army of undead soldiers. After that, Thor asked if there was anything he could do to return to his beloved Valkyrie, and while Hela began undressing she said she wanted a heir. Thor obliged and impregnated her. Their son would later turn out to be Modi. However, Hela then told Thor that to release him from Valhalla another soul must take his place. That soul turned out to be Thor's beloved Valkyrie when she was impaled by Thor's brother Loki.
Venom is a special case on this list. It has had many hosts over the years, Eddie Brock being the most well known. In Venom Vol. 4: The Nativity, Venom makes it's host Eddie pregnant, sort of. Essentially, Eddie had a weird dream which turned out to be the Venom symbiote's dream and upon waking up, Eddie vomits like any pregnant woman usually does. A whole lot happens, which I won't mention, but at the end, the Venom symbiote gives birth in a secure location, because Venom doesn't want this new baby to have a host at a young age and become crazy like the others.
Elektra, Marvel's beautiful female assassin, has two children in the comics, the first being Rita Logan, also known as Wild Thing whose father is Wolverine. The child as similar mutant abilities as her father and the same training as her mother. The second child named Cossandra Castle came after another weird pairing, this time with the Punisher. This child continued her father's war on crime.
Tigra was in a relationship with fellow superhero Yellowjacket. However, when the baby was conceived, she was unaware that Yellowjacket had been kidnapped and replaced by a Skrull duplicate. Tigra herself was unsure of the father's identity and wants to terminate her pregnancy, a decision she later decides to change. After only two months, the baby was born, this fast gestation period is due to her feline abilities. The baby looked like a normal cat person kitten. To protect him from Norman Osbourne, who wanted to perform tests on the baby, she gave it to the Cat People until the hostilities in the comic came to an end.
This one is a bit different. In Wolverine and the X-Men #4, Kitty appears to be suddenly heavily pregnant, even though she wasn't the day before. The pregnancy was revealed to be a Brood infestation which are a race of insectoid, parasitic, extraterrestrial beings, and it was swiftly dealt with by a team of X-Men.
Thundra is a warrior woman and time traveler from an alternate future 23rd century. In the future society she hails from, planet Earth is now known as Femizonia and is ruled by amazon-like female overlords who have conquered and enslaved the diminished male population. In Hulk: Raging Thunder, Thundra goes back in time to find a suitable mate and become pregnant. She took cell scrapings from the Hulk which were used by scientists in the future to impregnate her. This Thundra later gives birth to a green skinned daughter named Lyra who is the child of herself and the Hulk.
This is from the Planet Hulk storyline in which Hulk is deemed too dangerous and is sent away from Earth in a spaceship. The ship crashes on the planet Sakaar. Weakened from the crash, Hulk is fixed with an obedience disk and taken into slavery. He is forced to fight gladiator battles for the planet's emperor, the Red King. Eventually, he and other gladiators fight the Silver Surfer, Hulk manages to destroy his disk which allows Silver Surfer to destroy everyone's disks. Hulk leads a raid on the Red King's capital and defeats the Red King in a one on one battle. Hulk then becomes king of Sakaar and he chooses Caiera, who was enslaved to the Red King as his bodyguard, as his wife. The two then have a child named Skaar.
In Uncanny Avengers issue 13, Janet Van Dyne (The Wasp) is stranded on Planet X with X-Men members. They are stuck there for years. Her and Alex Summers eventually grow feelings for each other and have a child.
Ms. Marvel, real name Carol Danvers, became pregnant in a comic storyline that is widely disliked by fans. In 1980's Avengers #197, Ms. Marvel was a member of the Avengers and it was revealed that she was pregnant when she reveals it to Scarlet Witch. In Avengers #200, Ms. Marvel gives birth. The baby quickly becomes an adult and is revealed to be named Marcus, a man she met while she was put in limbo in a prior comic. He explains that he used his father's mind-altering machine to make her fall in love with him so he could implant his essence in her, making her sorta pregnant, and allowing him to be reborn onto Earth and out of limbo, where he had lived ever since his father put him there. This storyline is controversial as when you think about it, Marcus pretty much made Carol pregnant "against her own will" given that he altered her mind.
When looking at her outfit, it's evident Eve Bakian is a member of the Nova Corps. During the Infinity Wars event, she was on the frontline facing the Fraternity of Raptors and the Chitauri led by Warbringer as the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Nova Corps attempted to keep them from taking the Power Stone. She did all that while heavily pregnant. Some even refused to fight her or tried to reason with her, but she stuck to her guns. That was prior to Warbringer arriving with a Chitauri army and, once that happened she actually went into labour and gave birth during it.
Crystal replaced Invisible Woman in the Fantastic Four while the latter was pregnant. She became close with the Human Torch, but their relationship didn't go further than that. After these events, it is later revealed that she married Quicksilver and the two had a child together named Luna.
Similarly to Venom, Carnage gave birth to another symbiote, this one was named Toxin. Carnage felt only dislike and hatred towards this new spawn, even before giving "birth" to it, both fearing that it could become much stronger, and being generally disgusted at the thought of giving birth. At the same time, Venom became aware that Carnage was "pregnant" and sought out Carnage to talk about this new symbiote. Carnage had resolved to kill this spawn as soon as it was born. Venom was doing the best to protect the new symbiote, with the intention of raising it to become a new partner. Venom was also concerned that, as the 1,000th symbiote of their line, the new symbiote could potentially become psychotic and violent because of genetic breakdown.