Let's face it: The villainous population of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is decidedly male dominated. Across the films and television shows that make up the franchise, names like Loki, Thanos, Kingpin, and Kilgrave are the ones most likely to come up when talking about memorable evildoers, but that's not to say we haven't actually had some excellent female antagonists turn up over the years.
With the back half of 2017 set to embrace female villainy with Sigourney Weaver's Alexandra going up against The Defenders and Cate Blanchett's Hela ready to make major waves in Thor: Ragnarok, now is the perfect time to look back and shine a spotlight on some of the MCU's best female villains to date.
From turning up in the movies to going toe-to-toe with the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to being a thorn in the side of Peggy Carter back in the day, they're characters who have had rich arcs of their own, have left a lasting impression on the landscape of the MCU, or - in some cases - have even bigger destinies yet to be fulfilled. But who is the best introduced so far?