1. Captain Peggy Carter
Yes, I am aware she was introduced in the first season of What If...?, but she plays a huge part in its second season and deserves recognition.
Captain Peggy Carter is quite honestly the superheroine we need, a true embodiment of strength and inspiration. Unlike the typical damsels in distress we often see, Peggy stands tall as one of the powerhouses of badassery. She's someone who can throw a punch as well as any of her male counterparts, proving that heroism isn't just a man's game. Her fearless attitude and sharp wit make her an absolute joy to watch. Peggy doesn't try to overshadow other heroes; instead, she complements them, bringing her unique flair and perspective to every mission. She's the kind of hero who walks into a room and you can't help but think, "Yeah, she's got this!"
With the MCU entering new phases, the need for characters like Peggy Carter becomes even more apparent. She's not a "replacement" for Chris Evans' Captain America - she's a legend of her own. Peggy brings a different kind of charisma and leadership, one that resonates with fans who crave strong and relatable female characters. Her presence on screen is both empowering and entertaining, offering a fresh take on what it means to be a hero. With each appearance, Peggy Carter leaves us wanting more: more action, more wit, and more charismatic leadership. She's the hero we need in the MCU's new chapters, showing us that a woman can save the day with the same valor and determination as her male counterparts, and look absolutely fantastic doing it.
As we anxiously await more details on the already-announced third season for What If...?, let's toast to these incredible characters that now hold distinct places in our hearts.
Both seasons of What If...? can be streamed on Disney+.