This week is asexuality week, so I’d be remiss to not mention some confirmed asexual/aromantic Marvel comic characters!
Gwen, while never physically saying she is asexual, has said that she has no interest in relationships. Her only relationship so far has been with Quentin Quire, which she tells the camera crew she’s with at the time she only entered into because she would become a more main character in the narrative, and therefore be less likely to die.
Gwen was also drawn to be wearing the asexual pride colours in Marvel Voices issue 1: Pride.
I have mentioned Yelena before, but not with any context to her asexuality. Sadly, it’s never mentioned in the comics, and has only been confirmed by her creator, Devin K. Grayson, who said that ‘Yelena is probably more likely to identify as asexual than to follow Nat’s romantic path.’
That being said, Yelena also stated in the ‘Pale Little Spider’ storyline ‘I’m not a lesbian, I’m not anything.’ after being asked if she was a lesbian by another character.
Nadia Van Dyne
You may not have heard of Nadia, but in the comics, she is the daughter of Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne, aka the original Ant-Man and The Wasp! During her Unstoppable Wasp (Jeremy Whitley) run, she expressed disgust at the idea of kissing and tells Jarvis that if she ever starts ‘being more interested in kissing someone than quantum physics’ she’ll let him know.
From there, Whitley and Sam Maggs, her novel (Built On Hope) writer, have both confirmed that they intended her as asexual during comic con panels.
And that’s Marvel’s asexual characters! Who’s your favourite? Any you want to now check out? Let me know in the comments!