History Characters / WonderWoman

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** [[Characters/DCEUThemiscyra Themiscyra]]


** [[Characters/DCEUThemiscyra Themiscyra]]Themyscira]]
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** [[Characters/DCEUOtherSupervillains Other Supervillains]] [[note]]Dr. Poison[[/note]]


** [[Characters/DCEUOtherSupervillains Other Supervillains]] [[note]]Dr.[[note]]Ares, General Ludendorff, Dr. Poison[[/note]]
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'''Alternate Comic Universes:'''
* ''[[Characters/WonderWomanEarthOne Earth One]]''
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** [[Characters/DCEUWorldWarI World War I]] [[note]]Steve Trevor, Etta Candy[[/note]]


** [[Characters/DCEUWorldWarI World War I]] [[note]]Steve Trevor, Etta Candy[[/note]]
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** [[Characters/DCEUMilitaryAndGovernment US Military and Government]] [[note]]Steve Trevor, Etta Candy[[/note]]

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** [[Characters/DCEUWorldWarI World War I]] [[note]]Steve Trevor, Etta Candy[[/note]]
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* ''Characters/DCAUJusticeLeagueTheLeague Justice League''


* ''Characters/DCAUJusticeLeagueTheLeague ''[[Characters/DCAUJusticeLeagueTheLeague Justice League''League]]''
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'''Western Animation:'''
* ''Characters/DCAUJusticeLeagueTheLeague Justice League''
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** [[Characters/DCEUOtherSupervillains Other Supervillains]] [[note]]Dr. Poison[[/note]]
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[[folder:Wonder Woman]]
[[WMG:Wonder Woman]]
->'''AKA:''' Princess Diana of Themyscira / Diana Prince
->''"If it means interfering in an ensconced, outdated system, to help just one woman, man or child... I'm willing to accept the consequences." ''

Created for her mother with the wisdom of Athena, the strength of Demeter, the speed of Hermes, the beauty and loving heart of Aphrodite, the sisterhood with fire of Hestia and the hunters skill of Artemis, Princess Diana of the Amazons was sent to Patriarch's World to defeat Ares, and afterward stayed to deliver her message of love and peace.
* AbandonedCatchphrase: In the old days, Wonder Woman would say "Suffering Sappho!" This was writer Charles Moulton's tongue-in-cheek TakeThat to MoralGuardians who claimed she was secretly a lesbian, and it fell out of use when Moulton left the book. She had about a half dozen similar exclamations that lasted her throughout the Silver Age, though, including "Great Hera!", "Thunderbolts of Jove!", "Neptune's Trident!", and "Shades of Pluto!" Nowadays she is more likely to say "Great Hera!" or "Holy Hera!"
* ActionGirl: The archetypical comic book Action Girl, created for just that purpose in 1941. Not the first female superhero, but a true cultural icon and never out of print in 67 years. (Since until recently, if DC didn't keep making it they would lose ownership).
* AllLovingHero: Pre-New 52, it was emphasized in her Blackest Night tie in, where even decapitating an enemy, the only emotion within her was love. In the New-52, where Diana is a much harder person, she still tells Hades that she really did love him after the forced marriage deal he put her through, because:
-->'''Wonder Woman:''' "Hell . . . I ''Love''. ''Everyone''."
* AmazonianBeauty: She is a literal Amazon and she is definitely beautiful. Even when she's [[DependingOnTheArtist portrayed]] as possessing a very muscular yet voluptuous figure.
* TheAgeless: Due to her demi-divine origin.
* {{Ambadassador}}: Ambassador of Themyscira.
* AmbiguouslyBi: DependingOnTheWriter. After all, she grew up in a LadyLand called Paradise Island.
* AuthorAppeal: With the bondage.
* BadassCape: Part of her royal regalia/battle armor. Serves a dual purpose as diplomatic garb.
* BadassPrincess: She's a princess who happens to be a member of the Justice League.
* BadLiar: To the surprise of nobody, the Spirit of Truth sucks at lying.
* BashBrothers: With Donna and Cassie. Sometimes written as such with Batman and Superman as well.
* BattleCouple: With Superman as of the ComicBook/{{New 52}}.
* BiTheWay: Issue 2 of Wonder Woman Comics/DCRebirth implies Diana was The Casanova during her life on Paradise Island. (Or to be more accurate, some gossiping Amazons speculate that she is.) It is canonized that she was closer than friends with at least one peer.
* BlingOfWar: Sported a gold suit of Greek-style armor in a few stories.
* BloodKnight: She shows this tendency in the Comicbook/{{New 52}} Universe, mostly in the ''Justice League'' title.
* TheChick: In the 1950s and 1960s, she was this for the Justice League.
* CombatStilettos: Her boots are generally heeled.
* CoolPlane: The Invisible Jet. Nowadays, it's only used if she needs stealth or to carry passengers or loads.
* {{Determinator}}: Other more powerful members of her team may decide to step back or retreat in order to strategize a solution. Wonder Woman's plan is to plow headfirst into the situation and kick the living shit out of it.
* {{Flanderization}}: Pre-New 52, Diana was fairly unique amongst DC's heroes in that she was ''willing'' to kill enemies, but only when absolutely necessary and when there is zero other options available. As of the New 52, this has been exaggerated into her ruthlessly killing any villain she confronts, which makes it pretty hard to believe that the other heroes would want anything to do with her. Her pre-New 52 willingness to kill is also an example of this, if a more gradual one. Originally she was the one of DC's Big Three who would ''not'' kill. She made an exception when it came to gods, because (as she herself pointed out) during Marston's run all gods had ResurrectiveImmortality. When the Silver Age came around she kept her no-killing rule as Batman and Superman also jumped on that train. When Creator/GeorgePerez rebooted her after Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths he brought back her willingness to kill gods (and expanded it to include other supernatural creatures as well), but never addressed whether they were still immortal. Later this was rationalized as her being willing to kill "when it was absolutely necessary". Then that was expanded to hypothetically include humans as well as non-humans. [[ItWasHisSled Then she snapped Maxwell Lord's neck]] and the rest is history.
* FlyingBrick: Slowly evolved into this from LightningBruiser.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: One of her least utilized powers is the ability to communicate empathically with animals.
* GoodIsNotSoft: She has always been an icon of kindness and nobility, preferring peace and diplomacy to war and aggression. Yet, of all of the members of the Justice League of America, she alone has never hesitated to use lethal force when it was needed, reminding everyone the Amazons are, at heart, still a Proud Warrior Race.
%%* GrumpyBear
* HeroicBastard: [[spoiler:In the New 52, she's the result of Hippolyta's affair with Zeus.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: One of her vices is that she absolutely refuses to retreat or surrender, and a big enough ZergRush could occupy her until she collapses from exhaustion.
* HotLibrarian: Poses as one occasionally.
* ImmuneToMindControl: Sometimes among her or the Lasso of Truth's powers, DependingOnTheWriter.
* LadyOfWar: Some of her incarnations. She is a master of many forms of combat and stated by Batman to be the best melee combatant in the world. She uses her bulletproof bracelets and Lasso of Truth to great effect and, while unarmed, graceful maneuvers and powerful blows, all while having a regal demeanor as princess of the Amazons.
* LeotardOfPower: She is the classic example, which is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}}'', where Gordon Godfrey snarkingly compares her to a showgirl. Also played with in the movie, when Steve Trevor says "Let's get you into an outfit that doesn't get me arrested for solicitation."
* LightningBruiser: Not as durable as Superman, but just as dangerous to take on in a fight thanks to her near-unparalleled combat skills.
* LivingLieDetector: Thanks to her enchanted lasso, is probably one of the most well-known examples. The Lasso is able to force people to tell the truth - it takes godlike willpower to prevent this, and the subject will not be able to lie, only avoid saying anything at all.
** As she is the living embodiment of truth, being around Wonder Woman at all makes people slightly more truthful but this effect is easier to resist than being in contact with her lasso.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: In the Comicbook/{{New 52}} Universe, it's revealed by Eris in issue #2 and later confirmed by Hippolyta in the next issue than Diana is the daughter of Hippolyta and Zeus.]]
* MadeOfIndestructium: Not even Superman or Captain Marvel can break her lasso. Her bracelets can withstand even {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}'s Omega Beam, which is one of the few things that can harm Franchise/{{Superman}}.
** Her bracelets are ineffective against [[spoiler: Eros' guns.]]
* MoreDeadlyThanTheMale: Unlike her male colleagues Franchise/{{Superman}} and Franchise/{{Batman}}, she lacks a [[ThouShallNotKill no-kill policy]], which leads to much conflict between her and the other two.
* MoreHeroThanThou: On one occasion, after hearing a prophecy that said the entire JLA would perish while fighting an ancient evil, Diana [[LoopholeAbuse decided]] to decommission the League ([[LetsYouAndHimFight by force]]) and fight the monster solo, as a [[OneManArmy League of One]], reasoning that her one death was preferable to the death of every one of her teammates.
* MostCommonSuperpower: DependingOnTheArtist, Diana's breasts can rival ComicBook/PowerGirl.
* MsFanservice: She is a beautiful amazon (or the most beautiful woman in America) that wears outfits that emphasize her huge breasts, strong toned muscles, sizeable backside and long toned legs.
* NiceGal: She was designed to be an embodiment of love and peace in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks who first tried finding peaceful solutions and reforming her enemies compared to the more aggressive methods of her male counterparts. Most incarnations since have followed suit by making her surprisingly humble and an AllLovingHero that can find compassion even for the most vile of her enemies.
* NighInvulnerability: Though not to the same level as Superman, which is why she has those wristbands.
* NoSell: In the New 52, she is immune to Eros's bullets because she already loves ''everyone''.
* [[OneManArmy One Woman Army]]: Can and has taken on whole armies and superhero teams single-handed.
* PaintedOnPants: During the Creator/JMichaelStraczynski run. She soon went back to the LeotardOfPower. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen This was also planned]] for the Comicbook/{{New 52}}, but was ultimately scrapped for another version of the LeotardOfPower. Certain covers and promotional images were even released with "pants" and "no pants" versions.
* PoliticallyActivePrincess: Themiscyra's ambassador to Man's World.
* PowerLimiter: Diana's bracelets in the New 52.
* {{Pride}}: Part of her Royal Heritage, and a strength and weakness in one.
* PrimaryColorChampion: A red and blue LeotardOfPower, blue on bottom, red on top, yellow accents such as the WW logo, belt and golden lasso. Her New 52 design replaced the yellow accents with silver ones, but the red and blue (being the primary component of the trope) still stayed.
* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Gal]]: A Themysciarian warrior.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: She's a princess and her people's champion.
* SafeSaneAndConsensual: Diana has swung totally across the spectrum on this DependingOnTheWriter. Her creator and other writers like GrantMorrison favor her explicitly being a very happy BDSM enthusiast, whereas other writers omit that character trait entirely. Most Stories will include subtle visual references to this at least: what with her classic metal bracelets and collars/chokers appearing fairly often in her costume designs.
* ShesGotLegs: Since Wonder Woman is usually drawn with a very muscular yet voluptuous build for her body, She also wears a leotard that shows off her legs which (in terms of being very leggy) are shown to be very muscular yet voluptuous just like the rest of her body.
* ShipTease: With Superman, Batman ''and'' Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} at various times.
** RelationshipUpgrade: With Superman since ''Justice League'' #12 in the Comicbook/{{New 52}}
* ShutUpHannibal: Speechifies quite often to villains in an attempt to make them see the error of their ways. Unfortunately, due to the nature of superhero comics, this rarely works.
* SiblingTeam: With Donna Troy
* SleevesAreForWimps: Seldom wears sleeves and hardly needs them.
* SmashSisters: With Donna Troy. They sure do kick ass together.
* TheSocialExpert: Being a diplomat, she's very good at getting to know the [[CunningLinguist languages]] and customs of various groups she deals with.
%%* StarSpangledSpandex
* StatuesqueStunner: [[DependingOnTheArtist Depends on the artist]], but she is often portrayed in this way.
* StrawFeminist: If written badly, Diana can become this. Sometimes, though, it's used [[DeliberateValuesDissonance to explore values dissonance]] or as a foundation for character development, such as with Diana's origin story.
* SuperReflexes: How else can she deflect machine gun fire with only her bracelets?
* SuperSpeed: Not to the same level as TheFlash, though she does still run much faster than normal humans.
* SuperStrength: Granted by Demeter (Goddess of the Earth). Diana is literally as strong as the Earth because of her link to the planet granted to her by Demeter. She is said to be "stronger than Hercules". Wonder Woman is as strong as Superman himself and able to physically outmatch other beings such as Supergirl.
* TechnicalPacifist: Pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}}. These days, not.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] since she's ''the'' ActionGirl of the DCU.
** In the New52, she's this even with''' ''Superman!'' '''
* WillNotTellALie: Former Goddess of Truth, y'all.
* WordOfGay: Finally confirmed as bisexual by Greg Rucka in 2016, and backed up by Gail Simone.
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: She is canonically supposed to be this, having been blessed at birth by the goddess Aphrodite.
* WorldsStrongestWoman: She is generally portrayed as the strongest woman in the DC universe. Depending on who's writing her, she's sometimes described as second only to Superman in terms of strength.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: She tends to pull out a lot of wrestling moves in adaptations. She ''is'' ancient Greek, after all.
* {{Xenafication}}: Currently, but has gone through periods of {{chickification}} and this trope DependingOnTheWriter.
%%* YourSizeMayVary: See StatuesqueStunner.

[[WMG:The Amazons]]
''"We are indeed a race of wonder women."''

Reincarnations of abused women given incredible strength, the Amazons were charged to lead Ancient Greece into a better way of life. Unfortunately, when the Amazons were captured and violated by Heracles' tribe, they grew vengeful in their payback. The Gods charged them to keep guard of the demon Cottus on Themyscira as restitution. The Amazons are a race of warrior women, but they are very diverse and generally compassionate. The Egyptian sect, the Bana-Mighdall, was much more misandrist and kill-happy. Now that the Amazons are free from Cottus, they act as their own sovereign nation.

* AmbiguouslyGay: Some (Io) more than others.
** Nothing ambiguous about it, it's canon that the majority if not all of the Amazons are either lesbian or bisexual and that Io was in love with Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman's own bisexuality has only been hinted at though, at least so far
* LadyLand: Whether men are even allowed on the island is a question that is answered in different ways over the years. (The typical answer is "No, unless Wonder Woman invites them"; however, unlike the page image they will usually let a drowned, starving man into their hospital before deporting him). Also, there are occasional jokes about what the Amazons do for fun on an island inhabited only by women...
* StrawFeminist: In a few stories, much to the annoyance of the fans... don't even mention ''Amazons Attack''.

[[WMG:Artemis / Wonder Woman II]]
Artemis was raised by the Bana-Mighdall, a rough and misandrist Egyptian sect of Amazons. She briefly took Diana's place as Wonder Woman, and was promptly killed. She got better, and despite her disdain towards men and [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy warrior attitude]], she's become a close and loyal ally of Diana's and a true hero. She eventually becomes one of two leaders of Themyscrira alongside Philippus as the Polemarch (military leader).

* ActionGirl: She is an Amazon after all.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Her exact ethnicity is never specified.
* ArcherArchetype: Well known for using a bow and arrow in combat.
* AntiHeroSubstitute: Took over as Wonder Woman for a brief time during TheNineties.
%%* BiTheWay
* BlackMagic: Has some working knowledge of demonic sorcery after her time in Hell.
* DemonLordsandArchdevils: After dying and ending up in Hell, she briefly serves as a general/fiance of a demon lord named Dalkriig-Hath. Diana convinces her to quit and return to Earth.
* DoesNotLikeMen: One of the more vocally misandrist Amazons, though she gets over it soon enough.
* EscapedFromHell: Basically resurrected herself by escaping Hell and crawling out of her own grave, also rescuing an unconscious Diana in the process.
%%* FieryRedhead
* HeroWithBadPublicity: The general public does not take kindly to this more vicious and abrasive Wonder Woman.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Aretmis is brash, violent, and spiteful. Even so, she still cares about defending innocents and takes her short tenure as Wonder Woman seriously.
%%* LegacyCharacter
* NinetiesAntihero: Is much more violent and brooding than Diana, and very quick to use lethal force. Bonus points for being introduced during the 90s run.
* NobleBigot: Her dislike of men doesn't stop her from saving them from danger.
* NothingButSkulls: Has a prominent skull motif.
%%* ProudWarriorRaceGuy
* RapunzelHair: To a ridiculous extent, almost to Starfire levels in some panels.
* SpinOff: Had her own six issue miniseries called Artemis: REQUIEM.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Her costume is decorated with spikes. Subverted, as she's not evil.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her outfits tend to be quite a bit skimpier than Diana's.
%%* TheRival: To Diana.
* TokenHeroicOrc: One of the only Bana characters to ever be portrayed positively.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Eventually becomes this with Diana.
* UnexpectedSuccessor: Eventually becomes Polemarch (leader of the military, essentially), one of two joint leaders of Themyscira after Hippolyta steps down and dissolves the monarchy.

[[WMG:Etta Candy]]
Etta Candy is Diana's best friend and plucky sidekick. Pre-Crisis, she was a college student who led the Holiday Girls, a sorority devoted to Wonder Woman. ComicBook/PostCrisis, she is married to Steve Trevor and is a snarky Air Force lieutenant colonel.

* ActionGirl: During the Golden Age she was this, being possibly the most capable non-superpowered fighter of Wonder Woman's supporting cast. When Robert Kanigher took over as writer he gradually turned her into a DamselInDistress instead. Other elements of this {{Chickification}} was later reverted Post-Crisis, but her Action Girl status never truly returned.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Pre-Crisis and Earth One.
* BadassNormal: When Simone is writing her. She manages to effectively blackmail Director Steel with his substance abuse habits in one of her first appearances.
* BigBeautifulWoman: With a loving personality in spite of her rotund appearance, this is implied.
* BigFun: Lovable BBW with a happy, bubbly and goofy personality.
* BoisterousBruiser: During the Golden Age. Combining a extroverted personality, comic relief and brawls.
* CatchPhrase: "Woo woo!"
* {{Chickification}}: When Robert Kanigher took over as writer after Marston's death a lot of her "non womanly" strengths were either downplayed or portrayed as flaws. When H. G. Peter died too Kanigher took the chance to retool Wonder Woman entirely (into what became her Earth-1 incarnation) and made Etta a conventionally 50's feminine (in both appearance and mannerism) DamselInDistress whose only remaining character trait was liking candy.
%%* ColonelBadass: Gail Simone turned her into one.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DependingOnTheArtist: Etta's hair color has shifted back and forth from being red and blonde in her various (Pre-Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}) appearances, while her height and weight are also subject to vary.
* FatBestFriend: She was originally introduced as a Type A sidekick during the 1940s-1950s. She became more a Type B in the Silver Age, but has mostly been restored to her original personality in modern comics, where she is Wonder Woman's best friend and Steve Trevor's new LoveInterest.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: In Post-Crisis, Legend of Wonder Woman and Earth One stories.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: During the Golden Age. She was about half Wonder Woman's height, but could knock out groups of armed criminals/nazis with just her fists.
%%* PluckyComicRelief
%%* PluckyGirl
* RaceLift: Post-Flashpoint, she was redesigned to be a thinner, black woman and modeled after Traci Thoms' appearance in [[Series/WonderWoman2011Pilot the rejected pilot]] for NBC.
%%* {{Sidekick}}
* SuddenNameChange: Has had her middle name vary from being "Marie" to "Olive". In the Earth One Story her name is changed to Beth instead.
%%* SweetTooth

[[WMG:Hippolyta / Wonder Woman III]]
The Queen of the Amazons always longed for a child, because out of the Amazons, it was she who was reincarnated from a pregnant woman. In reward for her service and leadership, the Gods gifted her with Diana. Hippolyta is a stern leader, but she is also a nurturer who loves her daughter.

%%* ActionGirl
* ActionMom: Never mind the fact that Diana ''is'' an adult...
* AdaptationDyeJob: Was originally black-haired like her daughter in the Golden Age, then blonde after the Silver Age reboot in the 1950's, then became black-haired again after the Crisis on Infinite Earths reboot in the 1980s, and is back to blonde again after the New 52 reboot. Was blonde in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' but dark-haired in [[WesternAnimation/WonderWoman2009 the direct-to-video movie]].
* AnAxeToGrind: Most often uses a great axe in battle.
* AllAmazonsWantHercules: In her case [[spoiler: The King of the Gods, Zeus]].
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Her destiny and the destiny of her amazons after Hera's punishment: [[TakenForGranite she is turned into stone]] and [[BalefulPolymorph her amazons are turned into snakes]]]].
* TheAtoner: Hippolyta's stint as her daughter's replacement was part of her penance for inadvertently causing Diana's death in the first place. (She had an Amazon sorceress cast a spell to transfer some of Diana's power to Artemis, and never had the spell reversed.) [[JumpedAtTheCall She later started to enjoy the role.]]
* AxCrazy: When she's written badly, most famously in ''Amazons Attack''.
* BiTheWay: Hippolyta is canonically bisexual, having been in love with both men (Wildcat of the JSA) and women (Phillipus).
* IWantGrandkids: Occasionally shows this inclination around Diana. Especally when Diana was in a relationship with Nemesis.
%%* LadyOfWar
* LegacyCharacter: After Diana died and ascended to godhood, Hippolyta became Wonder Woman in her place. She travelled back in time to fight alongside the Justice Society, long before Diana's time, making her kind of the first Wonder Woman.
* MamaBear: When she's written right. [[spoiler: She presented a deconstruction of the trope when she manipulated Wonder Woman into giving up her title and sacrificing an unknowing Artemis to prevent a prophecy about her daughter's death as Wonder Woman from coming true.]]
* MySecretPregnancy: In the New 52, [[spoiler:Hippolyta made up the "clay" story to cover the fact that she'd gotten pregnant from Zeus]].
* ParentsAsPeople: She was very obstinate when asked to give up the mantle of Wonder Woman by her daughter since she enjoyed the freedom and adventure that she experienced and wanted to follow her dreams instead of being tied down as a queen and mother.
%%* ProudWarriorRaceGirl
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: She isn't above getting her hands dirty (and, in one bit of comics continuity, was Wonder Woman during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII).
%%* TheHighQueen

The Amazon Guard Captain, military leader of Themyscira, and Hippolyta's lover. Something of a second mother to the Princess, Philippus took an active role in raising Diana, most notably teaching her an early lesson in using one's wits instead of strength alone. Eventually becomes one of the two leaders of Themyscira alongside Artemis as both Chancellor and Archon Eponymous (head of civic affairs).

%%* ActionGirl
* {{Determinator}}: Getting an arrow through the chest doesn't stop her from saving her Queen from The Circle's treachery.
* LadyOfWar: Not quite as regal or graceful as Hippolyta, but still shows shades of this.
* DreadlockWarrior: Most often seen with dreads.
* LikeADaughterToMe: Phillppus took an active role in raising Diana, essentially serving as a second mother to her.
* InterserviceRivalry: Head of the General Guard, harbored (warranted) suspicions toward Hippolyta's personal bodyguards, The Circle.
%%* ProudWarriorRaceGuy
* TheGoodChancellor: Eventually becomes one of two joint leaders of Themyscira after Hippolyta steps down and dissolves the monarchy.
%%* TheCaptain
%%* TheRival: To Alkyone.
* TokenBlack: Not the only black Amazon, but is the only one with any significant paneltime.

High Priestess and oracle of the Amazons. Frequently predicts disaster and very rarely foresees any good news.

* CrisisOfFaith: Of all the Amazons, it is she who most deeply worries that the gods may have forsaken them. [[spoiler:Fortunately, they haven't.]]
* DumbBlonde: She's not the sharpest tool in the shed...
%%* FaintingSeer
%%* HighPriestess
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Gives her life to save Hippolyta from Circe's attack during War of the Gods.]]
* InfallibleBabble: Sometimes. Accompanied by ThroatLight and GlowingEyesOfDoom.
* LipstickLesbian: Same as her girlfriend, Penelope.
* MadOracle: Seeing the future is not good for her sanity.
* MysticalWaif: Oddly scrawny for an Amazon, and gifted with magical powers.
%%* WaifProphet

An Amazon blacksmith with a huge crush on Diana.

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: She's got it bad for the princess. Diana seems to notice, but simply isn't interested.
%%* TheBlacksmith
* CannotSpitItOut: She'd like to confess her feelings to the princess, but she's too nervous to do it.
%%* TheCutie
%%* DropTheHammer
* ForgingScene: Creates a suit of armor for her princess.
* GentleGiant: Huge even for an Amazon, but she's a total sweetheart.
* ItsWhatIDo: During a time where the gods forbade the presence of weapons on Paradise Island, Io persisted in crafting blades knowing they would instantly disappear upon completion. Why? Because it's her job.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: It pains Io to watch Diana go off to face Medousa.
* ShrinkingViolet: She's fairly shy and reserved.
%%* StoutStrength

->'''AKA:''' Tom Tresser

Former vigilante and member of the Comicbook/SuicideSquad. Diana's coworker in Washington DC. He eventually learned her secret and became her lover. Holds the honor of being the only man to be officially inducted as an Amazon, with the title: Sir Thomas of Cleveland.

* AgentProvocateur: His job as a master spy and instigator via disguises makes him this.
* AntiHero: Admits he's killed his share of people in his pursuit of supposedly benevolent missions.
%%* BadassNormal
* BetterAsFriends: He broke up with Wonder Woman when he found out that she never truly loved him and only wanted him to have a kid.
* DefectorFromDecadence: His past as a member of the Suicide Squad.
%%* MasterOfDisguise

[[WMG:Steve Trevor]]
Pre-Crisis, Steve was Diana's love interest, and Diana decided to stay in America after delivering him back from crashing near her island. After years of dodging his advances (she'd only marry him when she got rid of all evil in the world, y'see) she eventually did get married to him.

ComicBook/PostCrisis, Steve crash landed on Themyscira thanks to the machinations of Ares, and when Diana's mission was both to go to America to fight Ares, and deliver Steve to the hospital. Though initially distrustful, she struck up a close friendship with the older man, and he came to regard her as like a sister.

* TheAce: Steve is a high-flying, death-defying manly manóbut unlike many other such characters, who are often womanizing pigs, he has the utmost respect for Wonder Woman and consistently defers to her.
* AffectionateNickname: Nickname Diana "Angel".
* BigBrotherMentor: Post-Crisis to Diana.
* DeathIsCheap: [[spoiler: Resurrected twice during the Bronze age.]]
* DistressedDude: His defining trait.
* {{Love Interest|s}}: Pre-Crisis and in the Comicbook/{{New 52}} Universe. Also in adaptations centered on Wonder Woman, such as [[WesternAnimation/WonderWoman2009 the 2009 animated movie]].
** FirstLove: In the New 52 Universe.
** WorkingWithTheEx: In the Comicbook/{{Justice League|OfAmerica2013}} in the Comicbook/{{New 52}} Universe.
* HappilyMarried: To Wonder Woman on the Earth-2 verse (Golden Age), he was the father of their daughter Lyta/the Fury.
* LivingMacGuffin: Was the reason why Diana left her island, Pre-Crisis.
* TheLostLenore: Was this to Wonder Woman during her "I-Ching" period.
* LoveAtFirstSight: In the Golden Age, Diana wanted to escort him back to United States because she was in love with him...despite she did not see him awoken since then.
* LovesMyAlterEgo: Unlike many instances of the trope, he never suspected [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qYUf1jGTN_Q/TWGhWU198pI/AAAAAAAAA5g/wFDpa6nvafQ/s400/really.jpg Diana Prince]] was [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nbfRFja-LUM/TWGhW0delrI/AAAAAAAAA5o/HVUNGgE_pZ0/s400/busy.jpg Wonder Woman]] until being told.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He ''could'' be a pretty good ActionHero of his own, but he just happens to have what might be the most powerful ActionGirlfriend in the entire DC Universe.
* UselessBoyfriend: The poster boy.

[[WMG:ComicBook/WonderGirl I / Troia / Wonder Woman IV]]
->'''AKA:''' Donna Troy
[[caption-width-right:334:Donna as Troia]]

Donna Troy's past is... [[ContinuitySnarl complicated]]. But basically, she's Diana's sister. She is known for being a sweet woman and a good listener, but she's faced much tragedy and a tangled past in her life. She was originally ComicBook/WonderGirl of the ComicBook/TeenTitans, and now she forges her own path as simply Donna Troy. Comes equipped with the same bracelets as her sister, and a lasso that can override the mind of its victim, provided that Donna's will is stronger than their own.
* ActionGirl: Most of the time.
* AdaptationalVillainy: In the ComicBook/{{New 52}} she was created in-universe to be a replacement for Diana by Amazons who disliked their new Queen's decision to allow their Amazon brothers to live amongst them. An issue of ''Wonder Woman'' had her leading a cohort of Amazons in slaughtering many of them.
* BadassPrincess: As Diana's little sister, Donna's also a Princess of Themyscira, and follows in her big sister's footsteps when it comes to asskicking.
* BashBrothers: With Diana, Cassie, and in a cross-gender example, Dick Grayson.
* BlingOfWar: Sported a silver suit of Greek-style armor in one arc, and has silver markings on her Troia costume.
* BoobsOfSteel: She's just as stacked, and just as strong, as Dianna.
* TheChewToy: She's doomed to suffer in her Post-Crisis incarnation.
* TheChick: Of the ComicBook/TeenTitans, especially in the first incarnation.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Has to wear a significantly different uniform from Diana, in order to differentiate them as adults (physically they're twins). During one story arc, when all three Wonder Women donned full Amazonian armor, Diana's was gold, Donna's silver, and Cassie's pink.
* DeathIsCheap: Died and came back, much like half the heroes out there.
* {{Determinator}}: Which is really bad news for anybody caught in her lasso. Chances are guys, that Donna's will is stronger than yours.
* FlyingBrick: Like Wonder Woman
* LikeBrotherAndSister: She and Dick Grayson are often written this way. Given that he's the DCU ChickMagnet and she looks like Wonder Woman this is somewhat surprising, but he ''really'' prefers [[HeroesPreferRedheads redheads]].
* MadeOfIndestructium: Her bracelets and lasso.
%%* NighInvulnerability
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Dick Grayson (Robin I/Nightwing/Batman III). Considering she gets away with [[http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lo4pjeG2UG1qmavteo1_500.png greeting ''Batman'' with a brofist]], may also count as OneOfTheBoys.
* ThePollyanna: Nothing can dent Donna's optimism
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: She's the first Wonder Girl (now Troia).
%%* SiblingTeam: With Diana
* {{Sidekick}}-->SidekickGraduationsStick: Whether as Troia, Wonder Woman IV, or plain old Donna Troy, Donna's been a superheroine in her own right for years.
* StarSpangledSpandex: One of the few constants among Donna's costume is that it will have stars on it somewhere.
* StatuesqueStunner: Given that she's built exactly like her sister, this isn't surprising.
* SuperReflexes: Like her sister she can deflect machine gun fire with only her bracelets.
* SuperSpeed: Much faster than normal humans.
* SuperStrength: One of the strongest heroines around, in the same category as Diana, Supergirl, and Power Girl.
* TeamMom: For the Titans, growing more mom-like with each generation of the team that she mentors. It's even lampshaded a few times.

[[WMG:ComicBook/WonderGirl II]]
->'''AKA:''' Cassandra Sandsmark

Cassie Sandsmark was the president of the Wonder Woman fan club in Gateway City. When she actually met Wonder Woman, she was so enthusiastic that she took artifacts from her mother's museum to help Wonder Woman fight. Impressed with her bravery, the Gods granted her powers of her own. Cassie became leader of Comicbook/YoungJustice and the ComicBook/TeenTitans, and she eventually discovered that Zeus was her father.
* ActionGirl: When at her best. Later writers have waffled between this and putting her as a FauxActionGirl.
%%* AscendedFangirl
* BareYourMidriff: Sometimes. Cassie's costume is subject to change.
%%* BashBrothers: With Donna and Diana.
* BlingOfWar: Sported a pink suit of bejeweled armor at one point, in contrast to Diana's gold one and Donna's silver one.
%%* TheCaptain: To the ComicBook/TeenTitans.
* {{Chickification}}: Mostly due to Creator/GeoffJohns's influence in ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'', where she went from a smart, cool nerd to a bland, moody prom-queen.
%%* ChestInsignia
* CivvieSpandex: One of the few constants in her always-changing wardrobe is plain blue jeans.
* DivineParentage: She's the daughter of a human woman and Zeus
* DysfunctionalFamily: With Zeus for a father and a mother who disapproves of your superhero career, it's understandable.
%%* FlyingBrick: Like Wonder Woman
* HeadbuttingHeroes: With Ravager on the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'', complete with TeethClenchedTeamwork.
* HeroicBastard: She's Zeus' daughter in Post-Crisis continuity, and [[SemiDivine Lennox's]] daughter(himself an example of this) in the New 52.
* MoralityPet: For Ares and Hercules. Though with Ares it's debatable whether he has any REAL affection for her or if he just sees her as someone incredibly powerful that he can use.
* MustNotDieAVirgin: She and [[ComicBook/{{Superboy}} Conner Kent]] had TheirFirstTime in an effort to avert this, during Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis. Given [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt what was going on at the time]], pretty understandable.
* NighInvulnerability: Being a demigoddess has its advantages.
* OfficialCouple: With Conner Kent aka ComicBook/{{Superboy}} II most of the time.
* PluckyGirl: When she was first introduced. She's since wavered between the AlphaBitch and merely bland.
* PaintedOnPants: Traditionally wears these.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: With Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer They nearly kissed in the story ]]''[[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Supergirl: Identity]]''.
* ShockAndAwe: Her lasso can electrocute those it ties up.
%%* {{Sidekick}}
%%* SuperReflexes
%%* SuperSpeed
%%* SuperStrength
* TankTopTomboy: After Comicbook/{{Superboy}}'s death, she adopted his style (shirt and jeans) with a WW-themed tank top.
* {{Tsundere}}: Mostly in Sean [=McKeever=]'s ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' run.


A member of The Circle, Hippolyta's elite blood-sworn bodyguards, and a former weapons master. Alkyone calls Diana "The Dragon" and was convinced that she would destroy Themiscyra, and tried to kill the infant, resulting in her imprisonment with the other members of The Circle.
%%* BaldOfEvil
%%* BaldWomen
* BlackEyesOfEvil: [[spoiler:After taking some of Genocide's powers, along with RedEyesTakeWarning. For extra emphasis on "evil", her pupils now look like skulls]]
* BodyguardBetrayal: Betrays Hippolyta by trying to kill her daughter.
%%* BodyguardCrush: On Hippolyta
%%* DarkActionGirl
* GreenEyedMonster: Hinted to be a major reason she despises Diana. Upon being defeated by Diana the first time, her words were [[spoiler:"You could have been mine."]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Her justification for killing the Amazon Gennes after she went mad and thought a doll was her child.
* ImmortalProcreationClause: A major source of angst not just for Alkyone, but all the Amazons, since none are able to have children.
* InterserviceRivalry: Was frequently at odds with Philippus, Captain of the General Guard.
* KnightTemplar: The Circle was well-known for being overzealous about protecting Hippolyta. Alkyone takes it even further with her obsession with defending what she sees as proper Amazon culture.
* NecessarilyEvil: How Alkyone views her own actions.
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:Meaning she comes back.]]
* PraetorianGuard: She leads Queen Hippolyta's bodyguard, and like the real Praetorian Guard, ultimately betrays the person she is supposed to protect.
* PsychoLesbian: Sadly, the first in Amazon history.
%%* SuperReflexes
%%* SuperSpeed
%%* SuperStrength
* StrawFeminist: Takes her misandry far further than even most other Amazons.
%%* TheRival: To Philippus.
* WouldHurtAChild: Would try to kill a baby actually.

[[WMG: Angle Man]]
->'''AKA:'''Angelo Bend

Originally an Italian conman and master thief obsessed with knowing all the angles, Angelo Bend later gained a magic Penrose triangle that enabled him to warp space time, manipulating geometry to his advantage. He has fought Diana, Donna, and Cassie at various points in his career, and has a bit of a crush on Donna.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Post-Crisis he did most of his crimes in a suit and tie, though he did eventually redon his Pre-Crisis green and orange tights.
%%* ConMan
* KilledOffForReal: The original Angle Man died in the first "Crisis", apparently as a result of attempting to use his Angler during the massive dimensional upheavals caused by that event.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* PhantomThief
* RealityWarper: His magic angle can warp geometry.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: Became more associated with Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} for a time after Donna's death, before returning to Wonder Woman's rogues.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: "Angelo Bend"? Seriously?
* VillainTeamUp: Headed the Secret Society, and was a member of Circe's massive collective of Wonder Woman villains.
* VillainousCrush: He was caught by Donna Troy while trying to steal an ancient artifact from a museum. Despite this, Angle Man formed a bit of a crush on the Amazon. He became so enamored with her that he instinctively transported himself to Themyscira seeking Donna's help when he was savagely attacked by a Fury possessed Barbara Minerva.

[[WMG: Blue Snowman]]
->'''AKA:'''Byrna Brilyant

A foe of UsefulNotes/{{the Golden Age|OfComicBooks}} Wonder Woman, crossdressing mad scientist Byrna Brilyant used her father's invention of "blue snow" to paralyze an entire farming community in exchange for a ransom. She later joined Villainy Incorporated.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: When she first appears, Byrna is acting as a secretary at the Fair Weather Valley town meeting and voices her disgust at how childish the people are acting. Then she's revealed as the Blue Snowman.
* CListFodder: Her official Post-Crisis debut in ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' #7 lasted long enough for her to be eaten alive. She's actually listed as being cannon fodder with a life expectancy of a few pages.
%%* AnIcePerson
%%* MadScientist
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Subverted. Her father was a scientist and she's beautiful, but she's a mad scientist in her own right.
* NonActionGuy: Once the battle came down to her, Wonder Woman, and their respective fists it was a dead issue.
* SadistTeacher: Subverted. She used to be a school teacher but she's never shown acting malicious to her students.
* TookALevelInBadass: Subverted. She's redesigned with a suit of robotic armor and a pipe that fires icicles but she's still taken down by Power Girl and Dr. Mid-Nite, and then eaten alive.
* VillainTeamUp: Served as a founding member of Villainy Inc.
* VillainousCrossdresser: Created a masculine supervillain persona. She's listed in ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' as "C-List Wonder Woman villain with gender issues."


Cheetah is a LegacyCharacter and is one major Wonder Woman's Arch-Enemy. There have been four people who have taken up the mantle of Cheetah, and the first version, Priscilla Rich, a wealthy but troubled socialite with a SplitPersonality who donned a cheetah costume and fought Hippolyta (who was Wonder Woman back in the 1940s in both Pre-Crisis and Post-Crisis continuities) was created by Wonder Woman's creator William Moulton Marston, and first appeared in Wonder Woman #6 (Volume 1) in 1943.

For more info on every version see [[ComicBook/{{Cheetah}} her personal page]].


Of all of Diana's mortal enemies, Circe is the most persistent and dangerous. The ancient Greek sorceress had a mad on for Diana thanks to an ancient prophecy. This hatred only got worse when Diana actually made Circe see the goodness inside her when Circe went into deep infiltration mode and became [[BecomingTheMask Diana's friend]].
* AbsoluteCleavage: Some of her costumes have featured this look.
* {{Archenemy}}: She, Ares, and the various incarnations of The Cheetah, are the three contenders for this title, as Diana's longest-running, most consistently dangerous, and deeply personal adversaries. When Luthor assembled the first Injustice Gang, Post-Crisis, he wanted it to include the worst enemies of every Justice League member, and chose Circe to fill that spot for Wonder Woman.
* BadBoss: Treats her Bestiamorphs like crap.
* BalefulPolymorph: Does this to most people, and especially men, turning them into the animal she feels they most resemble.
* BarrierWarrior: Often creates shields in combat, once erecting one around a city.
* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler:When disguising herself as Donna Milton, the spell works a bit too well, and she comes to be Dianas's good friend.]]
* BigBad: If somebody is screwing with Diana's life it will be one of Ares, Cheetah II, or Circe. She's been the mastermind behind ''Amazons Attack'', ''War of the Gods'', and more than a few other ugly little plots.
* BoobsOfSteel: Incredibly powerful, and as stacked as Wonder Woman.
%%* CharmPerson
* TheChessmaster: She orchestrated ''ComicBook/AmazonsAttack'' by mind-controlling Hippolyta and usually plans her attacks out well in advance.
%%* DoesNotLikeMen
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Her daughter, Lyta, is the only person that Circe genuinely cares about.
* EvilCounterpart: Wonder Woman loves everyone. Circe hates everyone ([[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes except for Lyta]]).
%%* EvilRedhead
* EvilerThanThou: Has clashed with other Wonder Woman villains, and with the likes of ComicBook/LexLuthor and SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker on occasion.
* EvilParentsWantGoodKids: She goes out of her way to keep Lyta away from her villainous activities.
* {{Foil}}: Circe's attitudes towards men and the world are played in a deliberate contrast to Diana's more humanistic view. Really exemplified after Circe briefly stole Diana's powers and became an EvilCounterpart to Wonder Woman.
** In her first Post-Crisis story, she herself points it out. Much like her, she too came to be to fullfil a mission from god-Hecate, who wished to punish humanity for her mistreatment, which Circe did by driving divide between men and women further.
* FriendlyEnemy: Sometimes behaves this way towards Diana. Like many other things about Circe, this is dependent upon the writer.
* {{Gendercide}}: Not the first Wonder Woman antagonist to try this, and she won't be the last either.
* GoKartingWithBowser: She was one of Diana's best friends once, in disguise.
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler:Actually manages to kill Wonder Woman during War of the Gods by using a spell designed to revert her into clay.]]
%%* HotWitch
* {{Hypocrite}}: Her misandry hasn't stopped her from conducting affairs with Hercules, Ares, and Ballesteros.
* ImmortalityImmorality: Circe is one of the oldest humans in the DC Universe, and is among the most dangerous.
* LadyOfBlackMagic: Villainous version. Circe packs enough power to level cities and effect hundreds of people at once with her transformation curses.
%%* MasterOfIllusion
* MisanthropeSupreme: Believes that all humans are beasts at their core and should be treated as such.
* {{Mooks}}: The Beastiamorphs serve as Circe's monstrous minions.
%%* MookMaker
* MotiveDecay Okay so... why is she still trying to kill Wonder Woman? Sometimes it's because she hates the world of peace and equality that Diana wants to create, sometimes it's because of prophecy, sometimes it's because she thinks the Amazons stole her daughter, sometimes it's because she thinks that Wonder Woman doesn't do enough to stop the oppression of women despite the fact that directly contradicts one of the main reasons she gave for hating Wonder Woman's message of peace and tolerance during one of her {{Motive Rant}}s.
* PublicDomainCharacter: Modeled the sorceress who sought to bewitch Odysseus' crew in ''Literature/TheOdyssey''. Since the original Circe is one of the oldest characters in fiction, she's well into the public domain.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Dates back to 1200 BC.
%%* ShesGotLegs
%%* StrawFeminist: Sometimes portrayed this way.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Frequently dresses this way.
* {{Troll}}: Enjoys dicking with people, especially Diana.
* UnholyMatrimony: With Ares, Hercules, and Sebastian Ballesteros on occasion.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Circe's costumes are subject to change.
* TheVamp: Not afraid to use her sex appeal to get what she wants, at one point trying to seduce Green Arrow II on Luthor's orders.
* VillainTeamUp: Led a LegionOfDoom made up of Wonder Woman's enemies, all of whom she empowered. She's been romantically involved with Sebastian Ballesteros as well, with the two of them acting as a BigBadDuumvirate, and has allied herself with the likes of Luthor's Injustice Gang in order to take on the Justice League.
%%* VillainTeleportation
* WickedWitch: One of the wickedest witches in comic books in fact.
* WizardsLiveLonger: Circe is [[OlderThanTheyLook several thousand years old]].
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]
* YouHaveFailedMe: One of Circe's Bestiamorphs failed to accomplish his assignment. What does Circe do? [[spoiler:[[IAmAHumanitarian She turns him into a chicken dinner and eats him.]]]]

One of the Hekatonkheires (Hundred-Handed Ones) of ancient Greek myth, Cottus was sealed under Themyscira long ago, and watched over by the Amazons in case he ever escaped, which he has a few times. If both he and Alkyone are to be believed, he is Wonder Woman's father (the clay she was created from came from he).
%%* EldritchAbomination
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: He and his brothers were actually on the Gods' side during the Titanomachy and served as the Titans' jailers in Tartarus.
* LukeIAmYourFather: The clay that was used to create Wonder Woman came from his imprisoned body.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Is ''made'' of nothing but arms.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: He and his brothers were AnthropomorphicPersonification(s) of natural disasters.
%%* RedEyesTakeWarning
%%* SealedEvilInACan
%%* {{Shapeshift|ing}}er
%%* SuperStrength

[[WMG:Dark Angel]]
->'''AKA:''' [[spoiler: Donna Troy of Earth-7]]

A psychotic witch/a wandering, demonic spirit who's got it out for Donna Troy, Dark Angel first appeared to vex the Golden Age Wonder Woman Hippolyta after being summoned by Paula von Gunther. She returned years later to try getting revenge on Hippolyta by cursing her daughter to live an infinite amount of lives, all ending in tragedy. She snatched her daughter's doppelganger, Donna Troy by mistake. Dark Angel had now made it her life's effort to make Donna as miserable as possible, either as revenge or just for the hell of it. Last seen under the employ of the Monitors. [[spoiler: It turned out she's really the Donna Troy of Earth-7, from the Multiverse that was destroyed in ''Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''. The Anti-Monitor saved her in order to make her his own harbinger, but she was too difficult to control and fled.]]
* AbortedArc: It was implied at some point during ''Countdown'' she was going to find Donna's group and fight her, but the confrontation never happened.
* ArchEnemy: To Donna Troy. She wants nothing more than to see Donna squirm.
* CaptainErsatz: It was very likely this wasn't intentional, but Dark Angel racks up a lot of comparison points with Queen Nehellenia from ''Franchise/SailorMoon''. She considers herself the dark to Donna's light and the way she says it mirrors a similar conversation Nehellenia had with Queen Serenity in the manga. Like Nehellenia sought to hurt Queen Serenity through her daughter, Dark Angel sought revenge on Hippolyta by cursing her daughter Diana. She operates out of an otherworldly dimension she has total control over like Nehellenia, and it's reached the point that she wants to make Donna suffer for no reason other than she enjoys it, just as Nehellenia wants Sailor Moon to suffer. What further strengthens this is that Donna is linked to the moon, and was at one point the literal goddess of the moon.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Was last seen escaping from Earth-33 in ''Countdown to Adventure'' #4. At this point, we've no idea what her status is now that the Monitors are gone, but does manage to come back no matter what happens to her...
* DarkActionGirl: She's an insanely powerful witch capable of using advanced spells and disguises, but she's also willing to get her hands dirty and physically engage her foes.
* DemonicPossession: First manifested on Earth by possessing Paula von Gunther's body.
* TheDeterminator: It's possible to incapacitate her and even kill her, but she'll always get back up for more. The only way the Titans were able to stop her second attempt on Donna's existence was by sealing her inside Nightstar's "tree house" dimension.
* DoppelgangerAttack: In ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'', she was able to make five alternate copies of herself to go into different points in Donna Troy's lifetime and kill her, including a cyborg, an old woman, a bat-like demon, a glam punk, and a teenage girl.
* TheDragon: Was this for Adolf Hitler, currently for the Monitors. The Anti-Monitor groomed her to be this, but she escaped into the time stream.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: She made it clear that, while she was occupying the body of Paula von Gunther and under Hitler's control, she did not share in his Nazi dogma. Subverted as, while she has no racial beliefs personally, she'll personally engage the genocide of an entire race if ordered to do so. Just ask the Forerunners-[[ForegoneConclusion oh wait.]]
* EvilAlbino: Her skin is completely bone white.
* EvilCounterpart: She was supposed to be one to Harbinger, under the Anti-Monitor's control, but she escaped before it happened.
* EvilTwin: [[spoiler: To Donna Troy. She's really the Donna of a destroyed parallel Earth.]]
* ForTheEvulz: It isn't clear if what she's doing to Donna Troy is simple revenge, because she likes screwing with her, or [[spoiler: because she's jealous that Donna is living a life she could have had if not for the Anti-Monitor kidnapping her]].
* HotWitch: Although a temporal doppelganger of herself was a white haired hag.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: In ''Countdown to Adventure'' #4, she could grow to giant size. This was the first and last time she ever demonstrated this power. She also demonstrated the power to bring the dead back to life in ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}''.
* OmnicidalManiac: Wiped out the entire Forerunner race of Earth-48 with the shadow demons, then gloated to Viza Aziv that she enjoyed watching them die.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Her eyes shift from black with red pupils, to black with white pupils.
* RetGone: She did this twice to Donna Troy. The first time, when she still believed Donna was really Diana and subjected her to a multitude of lives ending in tragedy. The second time, as revenge for killing her, she erased the memory of Donna from everyone in the DCU, but did so to every other version of Donna ''before'' the one in the main DC timelines. However, the trick doesn't work on time travelers because it means they're outside of the revisions when they occur.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'', she was ordered by the Monitors to test the current Kara Zor-El to see if she deserved the right to exist in the current DC Universe. She didn't take Kara passing the test with grace.
* UnexplainedRecovery: There's been no explanation offered as to how she came back after Donna Troy killed her in ''Wonder Woman''.
* WouldHurtAChild: Was more than willing to harm Donna Troy when she was a young girl. It's implied that she was responsible for the crash that killed Donna's ex-husband, her son, and stepdaughter.

[[WMG: Devastation]]

A clay golem brought to life by the Titan Cronus, Devastation is effectively an evil Wonder Woman, possessing all of her powers and more, and none of her morality. Realising that Diana would be too difficult to defeat on her own, Devastation has repeatedly tried to strike at her through Cassie Sandsmark.
* EnfantTerrible: Often takes this form, though she can be as old as she wants.
* EvilCounterpart: To Diana, having been created by Cronus in the same way that she was created by Zeus. They even share DNA.
* TheManBehindTheMan: To Doctor Poison II during the latter's first appearance.
* SuperPowerLottery: A major winner. She has:
%%** FlyingBrick
%%** MasterOfIllusion
%%** MoreThanMindControl
%%** NighInvulnerability
%%** SuperReflexes
%%** SuperSpeed
%%** SuperStrength

[[WMG:Doctor Cyber]]
->'''AKA:''' Cylvia Cyber
[[caption-width-right:200:Doctor Cyber, Pre-Crisis]]

A scientist turned crime boss, Doctor Cyber replaced parts of her body with cybernetic implants and donned a power suit to battle Wonder Woman. A major enemy during UsefulNotes/{{the Bronze Age|OfComicBooks}}, she's faded from the public eye since then, battling Wonder Woman only once in Post-Crisis continuity. Most of her plots revolve around global conquest and large-scale extortion schemes.
%%* BadassCape: Pre-and-Post-Crisis alike.
%%* CoolMask
* {{Cyborg}}: The Post-Crisis Doctor Cyber had cybernetic implants, as opposed to the Pre-Crisis version, who only had her PoweredArmor.
* DarkActionGirl: One whose cybernetic enhancements let her be a physical threat to Wonder Woman.
* DeflectorShields: Built into her armored suit Pre-Crisis.
%%* DemotedToExtra: In Post-Crisis continuity.
%%* DespotismJustifiesTheMeans
* DiabolicalMastermind: Pre-Crisis, when she ran an international criminal syndicate dedicated to world domination.
%%* EvilGenius
%%* GadgeteerGenius
* GeniusBruiser: A mad genius and inventor, whose superhuman strength and durability matches that of Wonder Woman, thanks to the armor she wears, and her willingness to transform herself into a cyborg.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Had her face mangled during her first conflict with Wonder Woman.
%%* HighCollarOfDoom: Pre-Crisis
%%* InTheHood: Post-Crisis
* InvisibilityCloak: Her power armour contains a device that turns her invisible.
%%* MadScientist
%%* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate
* PoweredArmor: Pre-Crisis, Cyber wore a suit of armor equipped with lasers and an invisibility screen. Post-Crisis, she donned a similar suit on top of her mechanical enhancements.
* {{Revenge}}: After her disfigurement, Cyber's plans turned from WorldDomination to revenge on Wonder Woman.
* RobotMaster: Has armies of robots under her command.
* StatuesqueStunner: Pre-disfigurement the 6 foot 2 inch tall Cyber was quite the looker.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: Her real name is "Cylvia Cyber".
* SuperReflexes: Cyber's robotic adjustments to her body included ones that increased her reflexes and reaction time to superhuman levels.
* SuperSpeed: Courtesy of her armor
* SuperStrength: Her armor and cybernetic enhancements allow her to fight Wonder Woman evenly.
%%* TakeOverTheWorld

[[WMG:Doctor Poison I & II]]
->'''AKA:''' Maru, Unknown
[[caption-width-right:234:Doctor Poison II]]

An outcast member of the Japanese imperial family, Doctor Poison is a diabolical genius who specializes in toxins and disease. The first Doctor Poison, alias Princess Maru, fought Hippolyta, the Golden Age Wonder Woman, during World War II, both on her own, and as part of Villainy, Incorporated. Decades later, her as yet unnamed grandchild would take on the identity of Doctor Poison to battle Diana.
* AmbiguousGender: Both Dr. Poisons have used bulky clothing and masks to conceal their genders from the world. The original Dr. Poison was eventually revealed as a woman, the second one's gender has never been confirmed either way, though most people assume that it is female.
%%* AristocratsAreEvil
* BadassLongcoat: Wrapped head to foot in a concealing greatcoat.
* BadassNormal: Both Poisons to be a reasonably competent threat, despite lacking any innate superpowers, or even advanced combat training.
* BadassPrincess: The original Dr. Poison, alias Princess Maru of Imperial Japan.
* BlueBlood: The original Doctor Poison was an Imperial Japanese princess. While Doctor Poison II is not a member of the royal family, their blood still flows in her veins.
* BreathWeapon: Doctor Poison II is able to exhale DeadlyGas, thanks to modifications to her own saliva.
* CoolMask: The leather mask sported by Doctor Poison II.
* DeadlyGas: A fan of them.
* DiabolicalMastermind: The first Doctor Poison was an archetypal diabolical mastermind, operating at the top of a network of spies. Her successor also shares her penchant for operating through henchmen, though typically does so at the behest of others.
* DominoMask: Worn by Doctor Poison I.
* EvilGenius
* {{The Evil Prince}}ss: The original Doctor Poison was a member of the Japanese Imperial family during WWII. While the entire family was, in some ways, complicit in Japan's actions, Maru's willingness to personally participate in experimentation on human beings, coupled with her own ambitions, marked her as the most evil of the lot.
* EvilutionaryBiologist: Doctor Poison II is an arcanobiologist, devoted to the study of the biology of demigods, techno-organic beings, etc. This has led her to mutate humans into monsters using the DNA of supernatural or otherworldly beings, and to derive toxins and diseases from the genetics of such beings.
* ForScience: Doctor Poison II is far more interested in the results of her experiments than she is in ideology.
* {{Hypocrite}}: As a strong-willed, independent woman fighting for a regime that valued subservience in women (even members of the royal family), Doctor Poison I is inherently hypocritical.
* KarmicDeath: Maru was killed by her own concoction, Reverso, which aged her down to a fetus, then out of existence all together.
* LegacyCharacter: The original Dr. Poison's grandchild has taken over the role in the modern era.
%%* MadDoctor
%%* MadScientist
%%* MasterPoisoner
%%* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: In the modern era she's become a DistaffCounterpart to real life Japanese war criminal Ishii Shiro, who experimented on Chinese civilians with bubonic plague, smallpox, anthrax, and other biological and chemical agents.
* NoNameGiven: The second Dr. Poison's name has never been revealed.
* PoisonousPerson: Doctor Poison II can excrete poisons from her skin and saliva, thanks to modifications she made to herself.
* PsychoForHire: Doctor Poison II, who has hired out his/her services to other members of Wonder Woman's rogues gallery.
* {{Retcon}}: Much of what Doctor Poison II talks about, and various flashbacks would indicate that Doctor Poison I, originally a fairly standard Golden Age villain whose plans involved stopping plane engines and reverting people to infancy, has been retconned into having been as vile as her grandchild.
* SamusIsAGirl: Done with the first Doctor Poison, who was outed as a woman at the end of her first story, after having been assumed to be a man.
* SlasherSmile: Doctor Poison II uses a drug to lock her face in this position so that nobody can read her expression.
* VillainTeamUp: The first Doctor Poison was a founding member of Villainy Incorporated. The second Doctor Poison joined the Secret Society of Supervillains and aided in the creation of Genocide, in addition to joining Queen Clea's second Villainy Inc.
* WeaponOfMassDestruction: Her entire motif involves chemical and biological weaponry, two of the three weapons types classed as [=WMD=]s.
* YellowPeril: In her [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] appearances (later revealed to have been the modern Dr. Poison's grandmother).

[[WMG:Doctor Psycho]]
->'''AKA:''' Edgar Cizko

Diana's most disgusting and diminutive foe can control people's minds and broadcast illusions. He's a misogynistic sadist with serious problems when it comes to interacting with women... and it doesn't help that he has a creepy crush on Wonder Woman.
* AxCrazy: A completely unhinged monster. Looks the part too
* BaldOfEvil: In the mid-2000s. He grew his hair back in time for ''The Odyssey''.
* BeardOfEvil: Most modern depictions of Psycho feature this look.
* BerserkButton: Being embarrassed in any way will set Psycho off. Commenting on his height, or lack thereof, will do it even faster.
* CardCarryingVillain: He once went on a rampage because a woman called him "normal". He ''loves'' being a villain.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Of the psychological variety, mostly, but he doesn't exactly shy away from the physical variety either. He once threatened to use his psychic powers to force Catman to eat his own intestines.
* DefiantToTheEnd: Averted at the last second. When Psycho was about to be killed by The Morrigan, a pair of goddesses who had already captured and tortured him, he used what he thought would be his last seconds to laugh in their faces and tell them that Wonder Woman was coming for them.
* DependingOnTheArtist: How disfigured he is varies. Sometimes he's a twisted little troll of a man, as in the page image. Other times he's still a dwarf, with short legs and an outsized head, but is more or less good looking, as in this link [[http://www.google.ca/imgres?um=1&sa=N&biw=1280&bih=603&hl=en&authuser=0&tbm=isch&tbnid=eZ5l9Q48Jnw1KM:&imgrefurl=http://www.comicvine.com/profile/daffodil/blog/top-10-wonder-woman-villains/68667/&docid=KbgJMFOEeUILTM&imgurl=http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/0/6535/1748801-docpsycho01.jpg&w=420&h=530&ei=1RnmUZ6TGpPKywG-1YC4Bg&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=78&page=3&tbnh=157&tbnw=114&start=57&ndsp=33&ved=1t:429,r:62,s:0,i:270&tx=94&ty=64 here]].
* DependingOnTheWriter: Whether his FreudianExcuse is given any play or not, and if his crush on Diana is a redeeming quality or just makes him worse.
* DepravedDwarf: Stunted and twisted in both body and spirit summarizes Doctor Psycho pretty well.
* EnemyMine: Actually aids Wonder Woman during ''Odyssey'' because he hates the new timeline as much as she does.
* FrameUp: In the Golden Age he was framed for theft by a college rival, who subsequently stole Psycho's fiancé while he was in prison.
* FreudianExcuse: Has a lifetime of rejection and mistreatment behind him, though whether this is played for sympathy at all depends upon the writer.
* GoodEyesEvilEyes: His are grotesquely wide and constantly bulging almost clear out of his head.
* HeManWomanHater: Without the he-man part.
* ImAHumanitarian: In ''ComicBook/SecretSix'', they find out they're eating Solomon Grundy. Cheshire throws up. Psycho asks for more.
* KickTheDog: He does this a LOT.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: His execution of one of The Morrigan is this during ''Odyssey''.
* LittlePeopleAreSurreal: Invoked by Psycho's mental powers and penchant for making people live through what essentially qualifies as an acid trip.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Usually dressed in a suit Post-Crisis.
* MassHypnosis: One of his main super powers.
* MasterOfIllusion: Another major super power.
* MessyHair: Pre-Crisis. Today he's more likely to have it slicked back.
* MindRape: He's a fan. Especially the rape part.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: The very name says it all.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Would you trust in an explicitly-psycho doctor?
* TheNapoleon: Hates being reminded of how small he is.
* NightmareFetishist: In one infamous incident, he used MoreThanMindControl to enslave multiple people and turned them on each other in a frenzy of cannibalism. ''He got '''sexually aroused''' from watching this!'' ''And'' he broadcast his sexual pleasure from the act into the minds of all his victims, resulting in a case of serious MindRape in those who survived.
* PetTheDog: During his EnemyMine with Wonder Woman in the altered timeline of ''Odyssey'' he not only helps restore Diana's memories of the regular timeline, but gives a long speech on how much she means to the world, and how much he admires her personally and wants to be a part of her life. His freeing Ajax later in the same arc may also qualify, even if it was in his best interests to do so.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: One of the premiere examples in comics. He dates back to the Golden Age, where misogyny was his primary reason for becoming a supervillain, and it still forms a cornerstone of his persona.
* PsychicPowers: Astral projection, ectoplasmic conjurations, MindControl via hypnosis and illusions...
** MindOverMatter: Averted, actually. For all his nasty power over the human mind, Cizko cannot affect the physical world with his powers.
* PsychoForHire: When employed by The Duke of Deception, Circe, Veronica Cale, Alexander Luthor Jr, or any of the other masterminds who have used his services.
* RedRightHand: Psycho's dwarfism is played this way.
* TheResenter: Resents normal sized men and women alike.
* SinisterShades: A part of his costume in the mid-2000s.
* SlasherSmile: Sports it more than once.
* TheSociopath: Under some writers he's played as an absolute psychopath.
* StalkerWithACrush: To Diana.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Heroes and villains alike are prone to doing this to Psycho on account of his small size. It rarely ends well for them.
* VillainousCrush: Often written as having one on Wonder Woman. During ''The Odyssey'' he comes to her assistance because he can't stand living in a world where he isn't a part of her life.

[[WMG:Drakul Karfang]]

->[[spoiler:'''AKA''': Drakul Karfang Drankoni Serpente]]

The main antagonist of the graphic novel League of One. An ancient dragon queen prophesied by the Oracle of Delphi to slaughter the Justice League should they face her in battle. Learning of this, Wonder Woman decides to disable the team to face the dragon herself. She goes on a rampage across Switzerland, killing many people and turning neighbors against each other out of both revenge for the destruction of her kind, and out of sadism.

%%* AwesomeMcCoolname
* BadBoss: Treats her gnome servants like crap, having no regard whatsoever for their well being.
* BreathWeapon: Three different ones. Fire, magic MookMaker fire, and poison gas.
* ConsummateLiar: Knows of the prophecy, and temporarily convinces Diana that she misinterpreted it. [[spoiler:She didn't.]] Is also just dishonest in general.
* CorruptTheCutie: Well, "cutie" is pushing it, but the main reason she's so evil is because the gold she ate to become strong was tainted with the essence of its wicked former owners.
* HatePlague: Her mere presence instills paranoia and hatred within people.
* FatalFlaw: [[spoiler:Sees everyone as beneath her, and thus fatally underestimates Diana.]]
%%* GiantFlyer
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: The Queen of the Dragons is evil to the core.
* IKnowYourTrueName: If she knows a person's real name, she can push their mind into believing lies. [[spoiler:If her own full name is revealed, she becomes weakened.]]
%%* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons
* ISurrenderSuckers: [[spoiler:Offers to allow Wonder Woman to keep her heart for insurance that she will no longer cause trouble. It's a ploy of course, and leads directly to Karfang's death.]]
%%* LastOfHerKind
* MookMaker: Can turn gnomes into monstrous Drakugnomes.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: A classic western style six-limbed dragon. Breathes two kinds of fire, one semi-normal flame, and a magic green flame which creates monsters. Collects gold to use as a bed, and also consumes it to strengthen outer armor, but this gold is tainted by the spirit of its owners, influencing the dragon in question.
%%* OneShotCharacter
%%* PoisonIsEvil
%%* SealedEvilInACan
%%* SicklyGreenGlow
* SmugSnake: Arrogant and self-centered.
* SoulJar: A dragon is invincible unless their heart is destroyed.
%%* StrongerWithAge
%%* SuperStrength
* TechnicolorFire: Has a special green fire which forcibly transforms gnomes into Drakugnome minions.
* TheDreaded: Feared by all who know of her, and for good reason.
* ThePowerOfHate: Her flames are instilled with the power of pure hatred, which takes the fear and hatred within a person's soul and uses it to burn them from within. [[spoiler:This is how Diana is ultimately able to defeat her. Wonder Woman has no hatred to speak of.]]
* ThematicRoguesGallery: A villain themed around deception and lies. Fitting for the Spirit of Truth.
* [[ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman This Looks Like A Job For Wonder Woman]]: [[spoiler:Ultimately, Diana was really the only person who could've stopped her.]]

[[WMG:Duke of Deception]]

The Duke of Deception is Ares' right hand man and most trusted disciple. He has the ability to create illusions.
%%* TheDragon: To Ares.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* MasterOfIllusion
* TheStarscream: Perhaps unsurprisingly, he's repeatedly attempted to betray Ares.

[[WMG: Egg Fu]]
->'''AKA:'''Chang Tzu

Debuting in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}}; Egg Fu was a Chinese Communist agent (and horrible racial stereotype) who inexplicably took the form of an egg the size of a house, and used his FuManchu moustache as a weapon. Post-Crisis, Egg Fu was reimagined first as an Apokoliptian super computer, and then as a centuries old criminal mastermind and mad scientist named Chang Tzu.
%%* BackFromTheDead: Repeatedly
* BodyHorror: His physical condition was played for full horror in the Chang Tzu version.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Chang Tzu puts Sasha Bordeaux and Captain Boomerang through excruciating torture in order to understand their abilities.
* DiabolicalMastermind: Both in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}} and UsefulNotes/{{the Modern Age|OfComicBooks}}.
%%* DirtyCommunists
* ImmortalityImmorality: The Chang Tzu version, who regenerates after every death.
%%* MadScientist
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: The original Egg Fu actually killed Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor, requiring Hippolyta to use a special machine to resurrect them.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The Chang Tzu version.
* RoboticPsychopath: The version that was an Apokoliptian supercomputer.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: The Chang Tzu incarnation fought the Outsiders and Checkmate, not Wonder Woman.
* YellowPeril: One of the most racist villains of the 1960s, no way around that.

-> '''AKA:''' [[spoiler:Princess Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman from the future (reanimated corpse)]]

Created by the Secret Society of Super Villains from the soil of the sites of the world's worst atrocities[[spoiler:, using them to empower a corpse of Wonder Woman from the future]], Genocide has the strength of a god and nothing even resembling human compassion.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Of genocide, ethnic cleansing, and mass murder.
* CameBackWrong: [[spoiler:She's Diana's own corpse resurrected into genocide incarnate.]]
* ColdBloodedTorture: Poor, poor [[spoiler:Etta]], though at least she got better.
* CoolMask: As seen in the picture.
* TheCorrupter: Can infuse its hate into other beings.
* DarkActionGirl: Genocide is physically female, very dark, and can take down Amazons with ease.
* EmotionBomb: One of her powers, which she uses to turn [[spoiler:Donna]] against Diana.
* EnemyToAllLivingThings: Genocide kills anything that crosses her path indiscriminately.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Causes this reaction even among the Secret Society of Super Villains, especially with Dr. Morrow [[spoiler:who reveals that being of Polish descent means that he can't stomach having anything to do with Genocide.]]
* EvilMeScaresMe: [[spoiler:Genocide was created from the corpse of the future Wonder Woman]].
* EvilRedhead: She is a redhead AnthropomorphicPersonification of genocide.
* {{Expy}}: Not dissimilar to Doomsday, being a largely mute EnemyToAllLivingThings with a complicated origin and little personality beyond the desire--and power--to kill the hero.
* FinalSolution: The anthropomorphic personification of it.
* HeroKiller: Brutalises Diana in their first battle, and subsequently takes on a good portion of the JLA and Teen Titans, beating down Wonder Woman, Troia, and Wonder Girl, before at last going down.
* HulkSpeak: At first. She grows a little more verbose as time goes along.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: The personification of this idea.
* ImplacableMan: Very Terminator-esque in her style and approach.
* LackOfEmpathy: The ability to identify with others was not part of Genocide's programming.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: And she makes a point of saying that it's not just her name, it's what she does.
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:Because Ares took it.]]
* NighInvulnerability: She's not easy to beat.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: An undead Amazon corpse from the future infused with the souls of victims of genocide and ethnic cleansing, and reinforced with Felix Faust's enchantments, Dr. T.O. Morrow's cybernetics, and [[spoiler:Ares']] blessings. What exactly do you call her at this point?
* ThePowerOfHate: Powered by genocidal hate.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Has them on her face mask.
* SuperReflexes: Very fast reflexes.
* SuperSpeed: She's very fast.
* SuperStrength: Much stronger than Wonder Woman, with power comparable to that of a god.
* TheUndead: Part of why it's so hard to kill.
* WouldHurtAChild: Would hurt anyone, in fact.

->'''AKA:''' Doris Zeul

Exceptionally strong even at her normal height of 7 feet, Giganta has the power to grow to over 50 feet tall.

Pre-Crisis, Giganta was a gorilla who was transformed into a human by a well-intentioned MadScientist only to go on a rampage.

ComicBook/PostCrisis, Giganta is Doctor Doris Zeul, a mousy scientist who was dying from a fatal disease. After trying and failing to place her mind in Wonder Woman's body, Dr. Zeul instead switched bodies with a circus strongwoman who just happened to have mystical size-changing powers. In addition to her feud with Wonder Woman, Giganta is also a long-time member of the Secret Society of Super-Villains and Injustice League and has a crush on her one-time colleague [[Comicbook/TheAtom Ryan Choi]], the fourth Atom.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Attack Of the 50 Foot Woman, actually. Though in truth she can get much, much larger than that, reaching heights in excess of several hundred feet.
* AmazonianBeauty: Is often depicted as being quite muscular, although how attractive she is depends on the artist. The pre-Crisis version was mostly a BrawnHilda.
* TheBrute: Often plays this role in team ups, especially when she's stupid.
* DarkActionGirl: Giganta's a capable enough fighter at her regular height. When she grows to full size she becomes an even more formidable adversary, with strength on par with Wonder Woman's.
* DatingCatwoman: She's the Catwoman in this case; she was once involved with Ryan Choi, the fourth Atom. In a bit of irony, their powers [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever are]] [[IncredibleShrinkingMan opposite]].
* DealWithTheDevil: Cut a deal with Circe that allowed her to keep her intelligence when she grew.
* DumbMuscle: Back when she lost IQ points for every foot she grew, Giganta often ended up in this role.
%%* EvilRedhead
%%* FieryRedhead
%%* FriendlyEnemy
* GeniusBruiser: Minus the bit described in WeaksauceWeakness below, there's a reason she's '''Dr.''' Doris Zeul.
* GiantWoman: She certainly lives up to her name.
* GoKartingWithBowser: She went on a few dates with the Atom even after they found out each others' identities.
** She is perfectly willing to just sit down and chat with Wonder Woman when they've both had a crummy day.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: To a degree. She's definitely not a good person, but she's not very good at being a supervillain.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: She tortured and crippled the supervillain Dwarfstar after he killed her boyfriend.
* MadScientist: Though this has more to do with her origins than how she currently operates.
* PunchClockVillain: Is more of a mercenary than diabolical supervillain.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: She was portrayed as Apache Chief's foe in ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}''.
* {{Sizeshifter}}: Bigger than normal only.
* StatuesqueStunner: Even at her shortest, Giganta is still six and a half to seven feet tall (DependingOnTheWriter). And there is no doubt that she is a good looking woman.
* SuperStrength: Big and strong in her normal form, Giganta's strength increases exponentially when she grows, giving her muscular power far in excess of her already considerable size.
* SternTeacher: Sometimes has a legitimate job as a very strict college professor.
* [[TheyCallMeMisterTibbs They Call Me Dr. Zeul]]
* WeaksauceWeakness: Originally, the bigger Giganta got, the stupider she became, making her easier to defeat. She lost this problem thanks to Circe (and got a more sensible outfit out of the deal).

[[WMG: Gundra]]

Queen of the Valkyries, and one of the Norse gods' representatives on Earth, Gundra was summoned by UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler to do battle with the Golden Age Wonder Woman. They clashed several times, most notably during Gundra's assassination attempt on President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She's been seen a few times since, and has come to blows with the modern Wonder Woman on occasion.
* BladeOnAStick: Possesses a magic lance that can kill with a touch.
* BoobsOfSteel: As stacked as Wonder Woman, and every bit as strong.
%%* BreastPlate
* TheChampion: Was originally the champion of Wotan/Odin. Later could be said to be the champion of Adolf Hitler.
* DarkActionGirl: The Valkyries, like the Amazons, are a race of warrior women. So when one goes bad, you get this trope.
* DemotedToExtra: Pre-Crisis Gundra was a major enemy of the 1940s Wonder Woman. Post-Crisis she's appeared only once in the modern era, as part of Circe's vast collective of Wonder Woman villains.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: In ''Young All-Stars'' she falls in love with Ubermensch, convincing Iron Munro to spare him in exchange for reviving recently slain Tigress. Gundra explains that she views Ubermensch as the Teutonic warrior befitting a Valkyrie such as herself.
* EvilCounterpart: As a Valkyrie who fought for the Nazis during WWII, Gundra makes for a solid EvilCounterpart of Hippolyta, the Golden Age Wonder Woman, who was an Amazon who fought for the Americans and the British. When [[ThePsychoRangers Axis Amerika]] formed their first lineup, she was even brought in to serve as their equivalent of Wonder Woman.
* TheExile: Exiled from Valhalla for allying with the Nazis.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: When portrayed as the (former) Queen of the Valkyries.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Pre-Crisis Gundra tried this on Steve Trevor after stealing his soul and taking it back to Valhalla with her.
%%* LightningBruiser
* MasterSwordsman: One of the best swordfighters associated with the Norse pantheon.
* {{Necromancer}}: Can raise the dead to do her bidding.
* {{Pegasus}}: Has a winged horse named Stormwind.
* SadlyMythtaken: In-universe. Gundra sees the Nazi neo-Norse Wotan worship as being a valid expression of the religion she represents. Her own gods would disagree.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Has been Gundra and Gudra depending upon the writer.
* StatuesqueStunner: Over six feet tall, very good-looking.
* SuperReflexes: Agile enough to dodge bullets or deflect them with her sword.
* SuperSpeed: Much faster than normal humans.
* SuperStrength: Her strength is comparable to Wonder Woman's.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Was originally summoned by the Nazis, and continues to espouse their ideals long after the end of WWII (which caused Odin to disown her).
* UnholyMatrimony: Developed a crush on Ubermensch, the leader of Axis Amerika.
* {{Valkyries}}: DependingOnTheWriter she may in fact be their Queen.
* VillainTeamUp: Has been a member of both Axis Amerika and Circe's collective of Wonder Woman villains.
* VillainousCrush: Pre-Crisis Gundra had one on Steve Trevor.
* YourSoulIsMine: Can steal the souls of those she kills.

[[WMG:Paula von Gunther]]
An enemy of Queen Hippolyta when she went back in time to UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Baroness Paula von Gunther was a Nazi spymaster whose plots to undermine America were constantly defeated by the queen and her allies in the [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]]. Finally, though, von Gunther was shown the error of her ways and became Hippolyta's closest friend and ally. She retired to Themyscira, where she became an honorary Amazon and created the healing Purple Ray. At one point, she was the host of the evil spirit Dark Angel.
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:She only worked for the Nazis because they were holding her daughter Gerta hostage. Once the girl was rescued, Paula defected to Paradise Island with Gerta in tow.]]
%%* BadassCape
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Her daughter, Gerta.
%%* EvilGenius
%%* HeelFaceTurn
%%* MadScientist
%%* ThoseWackyNazis


A magician and hypnotist who hides behind a male disguise. Hypnota was accidentally shot in the head by her assistant and twin sister Serva and received an experimental brain surgery to save her life. The surgery unlocked the ability to release a "blue hypnotic ray" from within her brain which she used on her sister and unsuspecting thousands to steal military secrets and sell people into slavery. She later joined Villainy Inc..

* BeardOfEvil: It's fake, but even after her gender is exposed she keeps it included in her costume.
%%* EvilGenius
%%* EvilTwin
* FreudianExcuse: She turned bad after she was shot in the face and believed Serva had legitimately tried to kill her.
* HypnoticEyes: Her Blue Hypnotic Ray can be projected from her eyes and hands.
* {{Manipulative B|astard}}itch: She tried to instigate a war between Earth and Saturn.
* MassHypnosis: Though Wonder Woman is strong enough to resist Hypnota's power.
%%* MindControlEyes
%%* StageMagician
* TwinSwitch: With Serva. Originally it was part of their magic act, but later used her power to make Serva forgot they were twins to further conceal herself whenever they switch places.
* VillainousCrossdresser: She wears fake facial hair and dons a phony French accent to pass herself off as a man. In the Post-Crisis stories, this aspect was dropped and she's referred to as Hypnotic Woman.

[[WMG: Minister Blizzard]]

An ice-themed villain who debuted in the Golden Age as the Prime Minister of Iceberg Land, he was reimagined Post-Crisis as a radical environmental terrorist with ambitions of creating a new ice age. He wields both a cold-gun, and a climate change machine.
* EvilChancellor: In his first appearances he was an archetypal one.
%%* AnIcePerson
* PungeonMaster: As seems to be the rule for all ice-themed villains at DC.
* VillainTeamUp: With Mister Freeze, Captain Cold, Killer Frost, and a number of other ice-themed villains.
%%* WesternTerrorists: Post-Crisis

[[WMG: Queen Clea]]

A foe of UsefulNotes/{{the Golden Age|OfComicBooks}} Wonder Woman, and the Post-Crisis founder of the original Villainy Incorporated, Clea is an Atlantean Queen who stole the Trident of Poseidon as the first step in her plans for conquering all of Atlantis. She has faced the modern Wonder Woman as well, both with a new Villainy Incorporated, and on behalf of Circe.
%%* ApparentlyHumanMerfolk
%%* BareYourMidriff
* BigBad: Of both versions of Villainy Incorporated (though in the Pre-Crisis timeline she was actually TheDragon to Saturnian villain Eviless).
* DarkActionGirl: As an Atlantean, Clea has most of the same powers as the likes of Aquaman and Mera, and can consequently get physical with the best of them.
* DemotedToExtra: In the Post-Crisis world, where she faced Wonder Woman only twice, once as the leader of a new Villainy Incorporated, and once as part of Circe's massive supervillain collective.
* EvilMatriarch: Her daughter Ptra is one of her enemies, and teams with Wonder Woman to bring Clea down.
* TheExile: Exiled from the Atlantean continent following her invasion of Aurania.
* FlyingBrick: Circe grants Clea the power to fly, which when coupled with her Atlantean superstrength and durability transforms her into one of these.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: The outpost city of Venturia essentially fell apart during Clea's reign, prompting her attack on nearby Aurania. Later exiled from Venturia, she tried to become Queen of Skartaris, nearly destroying that country in the process.
* TheLeader: Of two versions of Villainy Incorporated, Post-Crisis. She's a combo Type I and IV.
* MakingASplash: Holding Poseidon's trident enables Clea to manipulate the ocean.
%%* MinidressOfPower
* ProngsOfPoseidon: Wielded Poseidon's own trident briefly.
* {{Retcon}}: The disappearance of Eviless from the timeline after the Crisis resulted in Clea, and not her, being the leader of the original Villainy Incorporated.
* StatuesqueStunner: Clea stands six feet five inches, making her taller than the likes of Superman and Batman.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her costume is barely there.
* SuperSpeed: Both on land and in the water.
* SuperStrength: Comparable to that of Wonder Woman or Aquaman.
* TakeOverTheWorld: Aims to conquer Atlantis and then the surface world.
* VillainTeamUp: Clearly has a thing for these Post-Crisis, having led two versions of Villainy Incorporated. The first one was made up of Cheetah I, Zara, Doctor Poison I, Hypnotic Woman, and herself, the second of Cyborgirl, Doctor Poison II, Giganta, Jinx, and Trinity. She's also been a member of Circe's collective, and Pre-Crisis, joined Eviless' Villainy Inc.

[[WMG:The Queen of Fables]]
->'''AKA:''' Tsaritsa

Tsaritsa was the actual evil queen from "Literature/SnowWhite". Awakening in modern times, this cruel tyrant hopes to reawaken her empire.
%%* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen
%%* {{Immortality}}
* MageInManhattan: She can conjure up any storybook creature or prop to do her bidding. She can also trap people inside fairy tale worlds.
* RefugeeFromTVLand: She could manifest any fictional character into the real world. She also came out of a story book.
** She started off as an evil sorceress who got TrappedInTVLand (a magical story book). This, we are told, made her fictional, and since fictional things are per definition not true, her reign of terror in DungAges Europe [[{{Mindscrew}} never happened]].
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: She occasionally harasses Superman, trying to force "Prince Charming" to marry her.
* SealedEvilInACan: She was once defeated by being trapped in a U.S. Tax Records book.
* ThoroughlyMistakenIdentity: She thinks Wonder Woman is Snow White and Superman is PrinceCharming. Nothing can convince her that she is mistaken, not their powers, not the fact that the story of Snow White happened hundreds of years ago, nothing.
%%* VainSorceress

[[WMG: Osira]]

An alien with mind control powers, Osira crash landed in Ancient Egypt, where she used her powers to gain control of the country, before being sealed away by a priest. She was released during WWII, and fought the Golden Age Wonder Woman; she later came into conflict with Diana Prince and Donna Troy in the modern era.
%%* DarkActionGirl
%%* DemotedToExtra: Post-Crisis
* EvilIsNotPacifist: Averted. While Osira is certainly willing to use violence to achieve her ends, those ends are a peaceful world.
* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: Blames violence on free will.
* AGodAmI: A self-proclaimed goddess.
%%* HumanAliens
* PsychicPowers: A powerful telepath who was able to use her abilities to keep a nation under her control.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Is willing to use violence and mind control to achieve a peaceful world.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Honestly believes that she was doing the right thing by bringing peace to the world.

[[WMG:Red Panzer (I-IV)]]
->'''AKA:''' Helmut Streicher (1st); unknown (2nd and 3rd); Justin (4th, last name unknown)

Originally a Nazi general, and a foe of UsefulNotes/{{the Golden Age|OfComicBooks}} Franchise/WonderWoman, the Red Panzer's legacy has long survived his death, and the fall of the Third Reich, being adopted by various Neo-Nazis and fanatics. All of them have, at some point, come into conflict with Wonder Woman and Donna.
%%* ArmCannon
* AvengingTheVillain: Red Panzer III sought to avenge his father, Red Panzer II.
* BoomerangBigot: The third Red Panzer had African-American ancestry. He was aware of this, and loathed himself for it.
* CaptainErsatz: While the individual Red Panzer's have been original characters, the concept, of a red suit of armor associated with a particular ideology, and handed down from successor to successor, is very similar to that of the Crimson Dynamo, a long-running Comicbook/IronMan villain.
* FourStarBadass: Red Panzer I was an actual Nazi general, and a capable fighter. The later versions have been Neo-Nazi thugs.
* FreudianExcuse: Red Panzer III watched his father kill his mother over supposed imperfections in her bloodstream. This screwed him up pretty badly to say the least.
* GratuitousGerman: The name. It should either be "Rote Panzer", or "Red Armor," not the mishmash that is "Red Panzer."
* HandicappedBadass: Streicher had a cataract in one eye. This didn't stop him from being able to take on two Wonder Women at once. Similarly, Red Panzer III had a missing arm, but could still face off against Diana and Donna.
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: '''Red''' Panzer.
* LegacyCharacter: Four men have worn the Red Panzer's armor: Nazi General Helmut von Streicher (I), an unrevealed father (II) and son (III) and teenage Justin (IV).
* MadScientist: Helmut Streicher not only wore the Red Panzer armor, he designed it, along with much of his time travel equipment.
* MadeOfIndestructium: The metal alloy that forms the armor is one of Streicher's own design. It can take hits from anything.
* NoNameGiven: Red Panzers II and III.
* OnlyOneName: Red Panzer IV is known only as Justin.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: I, II, and III are all Nazis, and IV has to pay the idea lipservice.
* PoweredArmor: The Red Panzer armor is the one consistent thing about the men who have taken its name. It grants SuperStrength, NighInvulnerability, and the ability to fire concussive blasts.
* StrawHypocrite: Red Panzer IV, who doesn't believe in Nazism at all, but wears the Red Panzer armor because VandalSavage told him to.
* StupidJetpackHitler: Where'd he get PoweredArmor in 1940?
* TankGoodness: Panzer is German for armor; it's also short for ''Panzerkampfwagen'', aka "Armoured War Vehicle", aka the tank.
* TeensAreMonsters: Teenage anarchist Justin was recruited by Vandal Savage to become the fourth Red Panzer.
%%* ThoseWackyNazis
* TimeTravel: Helmut Streicher first encountered Diana courtesy of one of his time travel jaunts. This ultimately resulted in a clash between him, Diana, and Hippolyta.
* VillainTeamUp: III and IV are part of Vandal Savage's Tartarus organization.
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: All the Panzers have had the swastika on their armor somewhere, typically in the middle of the helmet.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Serious elements of this with Red Panzer III towards Red Panzer II.

[[WMG:Silver Swan]]
->'''AKA:''' Helen Alexandros (1st); Valerie Beaudry (2nd); Vanessa Kapatelis (3rd), Uknown (4th)

There have been four of these of these so far. They pack metallic armor and wings, and a powerful scream. They each have a FreudianExcuse to fight Wonder Woman, except for the fourth who didn't even get an origin story. Although it's believed the fourth might have been a reintroduced Helen Alexandros, who had been put in comic book limbo after the first Crisis.
%%* AxCrazy
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Helen Alexandros made herself Diana and Etta Candy's roommate to get closer to Wonder Woman.
* CharmPerson: Helen had a version of this ability that worked on men.
* CloserToEarth: Before being turned into Silver Swan, George Perez wrote and illustrated Vanessa as a realistic teenage girl.
%%* CompellingVoice
* DealWithTheDevil: Helen Alexandros made a deal with Ares to become the first Silver Swan. She regained her talent as a ballet dancer; in exchange Ares would use her as a weapon against Wonder Woman.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Vanessa's story was finished in ''Wonder Woman'' #600 at her graduation, having completely recovered from her time as a cyborg and grown as a person.
* FreudianExcuse: Helen became Ares' weapon against Wonder Woman out of frustration for having been born with sub-par looks in a world that values beauty over everything else.
* HeelFaceTurn: Valerie and Vanessa. Valerie actually kept the Silver Swan name for a while and acted as a member of the superhero team called the Captains of Industry, as well as the Comicbook/SuicideSquad.
* IJustWantToBeYou: Helen's story was continued thirty years later in DC's ''Retroactive'' line via the ''Wonder Woman - The 80s'' issue, which had Dr. Psycho using his powers to make Helen into Wonder Woman, albeit temporarily. Psycho stated he would make her Wonder Woman forever if she brought him the real Wonder Woman. The story ended with Helen's transformation being undone and falling to her death.
* LegacyCharacter: The Silver Swans, like the Cheetahs and the Red Panzers apparently come in fours.
* LovesMyAlterEgo: Helen fell in love with Dr. Psycho's projection Captain Wonder, and Psycho fell in love with Helen's Silver Swan form.
%%* MakeMeWannaShout
* MoreThanMindControl: In Vanessa's case. Circe and Dr. Psycho played on her feelings of resentment and abandonment towards Wonder Woman in order to turn her into the third Swan.
* RetGone: Helen Alexandros after ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', with Valerie Beaudry becoming the first Silver Swan in-universe even if she was the second version of the character.
* TagalongKid: Vanessa used to be this when she was younger for Wonder Woman.
* TookALevelInKindness: Collectively, the Silver Swans after Helen Alexandros were much more sympathetic, tragic, and ultimately turned out to not be so villainous.
* TragicVillain: Valerie and Vanessa. Helen, on the other hand, may have a sympathetic back story, but is committed to taking Wonder Woman down in her role as the villain.
* UnwittingPawn: Vanessa was a victim of Circe, Doctor Psycho, and Sebastian Ballesteros, who manipulated her into becoming the third Silver Swan.
%%* WingedHumanoid

[[caption-width-right:176:Post-Crisis Superwoman]]

An evil Amazon from an alternate universe. There have been two main versions.

Pre-Crisis Superwoman was renegade Amazon from Earth-3 who was exiled from her people, and cursed with aging. Turning criminal, she founded the Crime Syndicate of America, alongside Ultraman, Owlman, Johnny Quick, and Power Ring, and proceeded to terrorize the people of the American Empire for years, before being imprisoned by first the Justice League of Earth-1, and then Alexander Luthor Senior. She, alongside her teammates, died defending Earth-3 against the Anti-Monitor.

Post-Crisis Superwoman hailed from an Antimatter Universe. She was an Amazon who lived undercover as her world's Lois Lane, before joining up with the Crime Syndicate of Amerika, and conquering the world. A dominatrix who maintained a harem for her personal amusement, she was married to Ultraman but maintained numerous affairs with both her victims and teammate Owlman, and was essentially every "bad woman" stereotype rolled into one.

The New 52 introduced a version of the character very similar to the Post-Crisis one, though with the added detail that she was constantly seeking a strong man to father children upon her.
%%* BadassCape
%%* DarkActionGirl: All three versions
* DarkChick: In all three versions of the Crime Syndicate
* DesignatedGirlFight: Pre-Crisis. While the rest of the Crime Syndicate and the Justice League mixed it up in their first clash (Superman facing Power Ring, and The Flash, Ultraman, etc), Superwoman fought Wonder Woman, then Black Canary of the JSA, then Wonder Woman again.
* EvilCounterpart: To Wonder Woman, complete with lariat. Not an EvilTwin however; she is explicitly ''not'' Diana of Themyscira in either version.
* EvilMatriarch: In the New 52 she's obsessed with having children.
* EvilerThanThou: Pre-Crisis with the Anti-Monitor and Post-Crisis with Antimatter Universe Brainiac. The New 52 version ends up freeing Alexander Luthor and turning on the entire Crime Syndicate because he is "stronger than they are".
* EyeBeams: Post-Crisis Superwoman has these for some reason.
%%* FlyingBrick: Pre-and-Post-Crisis alike.
%%* LeotardOfPower
%%* NighInvulnerability
* ReallyGetsAround: Post-Crisis, where she has a harem of mind controlled men to "service" her. In the New 52, she'll sleep with anybody she thinks is "strong" including Owlman, Ultraman, and Alexander Luthor.
* SkunkStripe: Pre-Crisis Superwoman developed one as proof that her immortality had been lost.
%%* StatuesqueStunner
%%* SuperReflexes
* SuperSpeed: Not to the same level as Johnny Quick or Ultraman, though she does still run much faster than normal humans.
%%* SuperStrength
* UnholyMatrimony: With Ultraman Post-Crisis. Neither of them is happy with it.
%%* TheVamp: Post-Crisis
* VillainousFriendship: Pre-Crisis, when she and the other members of the Syndicate were genuinely friends and would try to help one another.
* YourCheatingHeart: Post-Crisis where she constantly cheats on Ultraman with Owlman and various others. In the New 52 she's capable of loyalty only so until she meets somebody stronger.


A trio of depraved lesbians led by Top Hat, the bizarre group known as THEM fought against Wonder Woman during her non-powered mod days. With Moose Mama and Pinto by Top Hat's side, THEM began a campaign of harassment against Diana for harboring a young woman they used as a slave. They only made one memorable appearance before disappearing completely after being arrested.
%%* TheBrute: Moose Mama.
* {{Cowboy}}: Pinto is dressed as one.
%%* CreepyCrossdresser
%%* TheDragon: Pinto.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Moose Mama is very mannish in appearance and stature, and is implied to be a DragQueen.
* FairyTaleMotifs: Cathy, the young girl they mistreated, is seen as Cinderella while THEM are seen as the evil stepmother and stepsisters and Diana as the Fairy Godmother.
* ParasolOfPain: Top Hat wields one.
* PsychoLesbian: All three of them are implied to be this, especially Top Hat.
* SlaveCollar: They make Cathy wear a dog collar around her neck and regularly used to beat her.
* TerribleTrio: WonderWoman dealt with them during her days as a non-powered boutique owner in the 1960s. They started harassing Diana when she began sheltering a young woman they had been keeping as a slave. THEM were stopped by the combining efforts of Tony Petrucci, a young man living in the same neighborhood, and Diana who had taken on Top Hat by herself after the other two and their brutish henchmen were taken care of. They were about as bizarre as Wonder Woman's villains could get, but only made one appearance.

[[WMG:Veronica Cale]]

A billionaire perfume magnate that just happens to also be an OmnidisciplinaryScientist, Veronica Cale worked her way up from poor beginnings to become one of the richest women in the world. On account of this, she loathes Wonder Woman, whom she sees as a far inferior icon of female empowerment when compared to herself. She is currently the leader of Oolong Island, a commune of {{Mad Scientist}}s in the Yellow Sea off the coast of China.
%%* AmbitionIsEvil
* BigBadWannabe: Veronica has aspirations towards being the ComicBook/LexLuthor to Diana's Superman, but her lack of combat skill or any real superhuman leverage, and her less than stellar planning skills tend to leave her at the mercy of more powerful villains like Circe, the Gorgons, and Dr. Psycho. She's still a very dangerous threat, but tends to find herself sidelined as soon as somebody worse shows up.
%%* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* DisappearedDad: He vanished after getting her mother pregnant. [[spoiler: He appeared again when she tracked him down and blackmailed him into ggiving her money.]]
* DistaffCounterpart: To ComicBook/LexLuthor.
* DrivenByEnvy: Much as Luthor wants to ''be'' Superman, so too does Cale want to ''be'' Wonder Woman, claiming that if a Wonder Woman exists, it has to be her, and not Diana.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: She's committed murder purely to discredit Wonder Woman. Even she's disgusted by the actions of the Four Horsemen, and the carnage that their actions indirectly caused. She's also very specific about Medusa staying away from the President when she attacks Wonder Woman at the White House because she 'loves her country', and finds Dr. Psycho revolting.
%%* EvilGenius
* {{Expy}}: She's effectively Wonder Woman's version of Lex Luthor, with similar resources and motivations.
* FreudianExcuse: Grew up as poor white trash, with a stripper mom.
* GreenEyedMonster: Her motivation for loathing Wonder Woman is essentially this--Wonder Woman is an immortal superpowerful princess who can talk to animals while Veronica had to work her way up from being white trash.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Rails about female empowerment. Employs Dr. Psycho, a convicted rapist. Bashes Wonder Woman for promoting "perverse sexuality". Sleeps with a Senator in order to get her way.
%%* IcyBlueEyes
* ItsAllAboutMe: Veronica is willing to try killing one of the world's greatest superheroes, endangering thousands in the process, just to make sure that the media talk about her when they think of powerful women.
* MadScientist: Heads up a conglomerate of them.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* MsFanservice: Rocks extremely stylish business wear and [[FemmeFatalons an immaculate manicure]], is pictured on one cover [[{{Dominatrix}} leading a guy on a leash]] and has the attitude to match. She also seems to get [[BoundAndGagged tied up by other villains]] enough to make [[AuthorAppeal William Moulton Marsden proud.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: She came to really regret her part in the construction of [[EldritchAbomination the Four Horsemen of Apokolips]], enough to attempt a SuicideByCop.
* NonActionBigBad: Cale's not a fighter, which is why she employs others to do it for her. Given what the rest of Wonder Woman's rogues are like, this is often a problem for her.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist
* PresidentEvil: Of Oolong Island, post-52.
* PropagandaMachine: Tried to turn the media against Wonder Woman on several occasions.
* RagsToRiches: A villainous version.
* TheResenter: Believes herself to be a far better female role model than Wonder Woman is, and deeply resents Diana for being the one that women the world over idolize.
* SelfMadeMan: Cale got where she was under her own efforts, a fact that she'll never let anybody forget.
* SingleMomStripper: Has this for a backstory
* SophisticatedAsHell: Her speech is still peppered with "ain'ts" and other mannerisms that betray her poorer origins.
* SouthernFriedGenius: Veronica hails from Texas and still has the accent to prove it.
* TragicKeepsake: That rope of green pearls was her mother's costume jewelry; she's been wearing them since she was fourteen and her mother died when she was sixteen.
* UnwittingPawn: Despite her undoubted brains, Veronica's alliances with the likes of Dr. Psycho, Ares, and Circe tend to see her forced into this role, fulfilling their agendas instead of her own.
* TheVamp: Sleeps with a Senator to manipulate him into going along with her agenda. She also has sex with a couple of scientists (Will Magnus and Baron Bug) to manipulate them into sharing their scientific designs for her own purposes.
* VillainTeamUp: Has aligned herself with the likes of Doctor Psycho and Circe, even briefly acting as the legal guardian for Circe's daughter, Lyta. These team ups never end well.
* VillainousCrush: On Will Magnus of the Metal Men.
* YouGoGirl: Clearly thinks she's the heroine of one of these sorts of stories, when she's actually the villain in a comic book.

[[WMG: Zara]]

High Priestess of the Cult of the Hidden Flame, Zara harbors a burning hatred for humanity, having been sold into slavery as a child. She clashed with UsefulNotes/{{the Golden Age|OfComicBooks}} Wonder Woman on a few occasions, and was a founding member of Villainy Incorporated.
* {{Cult}}: Leads one
* EvilRedhead: Pre-Crisis. Post-Crisis she's Arabic, and consequently dark haired.
* FreudianExcuse: Sold into slavery as a child.
* HumansAreBastards: Her philosophy
* MisanthropeSupreme: Hates all of humanity after being sold into slavery.
* PlayingWithFire: Both Pre-Crisis, when it was done with pyrotechnics, and Post-Crisis when she seems to have been a genuine pyrokinetic.
* VillainTeamUp: A founding member of Villainy Incorporated in both the Pre-and-Post-Crisis worlds.

[[folder:The Gods]]
[[WMG:The Olympians]]
The Greek Gods from myth, who created the Amazons and Diana (well, only the female gods and Hermes, but Zeus liked to pretend it was his idea afterward).

%%* AllMythsAreTrue
* CerebusRetcon: [[spoiler: The ''Wonder Woman [[ComicBook/DCRebirth Rebirth]]'' issue implies the New 52 Greek Gods are impostors when Diana easily crushes Ares' helmet, something which should be impossible. This gets strengthened when she heads to Olympus and discovers it's not only deserted, but falling apart.]]
* DoesNotLikeShoes: In the Comicbook/{{New 52}}, none of the gods wear shoes, not even Apollo, who otherwise wears a suit.
* DysfunctionalFamily[=/=]BigScrewedUpFamily[=/=]RoyallyScrewedUp: Inevitably, but it's actually a plot point in the New 52.
%%* GodsNeedPrayerBadly
* JerkassGods: Typical of the Greek Pantheon sadly, and in ways like you wouldn't believe in comics specially the New 52. Most of their decrees range from disproportionate to downright nonsensical but are handwaved as acceptable due to being gods.
%%* PhysicalGod

Arguably Wonder Woman's archnemesis, Ares, the God of War, is a cunning schemer who thrives on conflict and seeks to perpetuate endless war. Despite his bloodthirsty nature, Ares is a genius tactician and master manipulator.
* AdaptationalBadass: Ares in [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]] was a DumbMuscle bruiser who left the thinking to Athena, and occasionally got his rear handed to him by mortals. This version, on the other hand, is bright, motivated, and extremely dangerous.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Although neutral, he's much more of an ally than an enemy in Comicbook/{{New 52}}.
* {{Archenemy}}: One of the top three classic contenders for the title, alongside Circe and the various incarnations of The Cheetah. Of the three of them, he's easily the most powerful, with the furthest reaching plans. This makes his Post-Crisis relationship with Diana not unlike that of R'as Al-Ghul and Batman--he's not her most frequent adversary, but when he does show up it's on a whole other scale.
** Not so much anymore in Comicbook/{{New 52}}.
* AxCrazy: But slightly less ax crazy, since Wonder Woman pointed out to him that destroying the human race, including his own worshipers, would effectively lead to his own disappearance. Now instead of trying to start WorldWarIII, Ares sticks to smaller goals such as trying to overthrow his fellow gods on Mount Olympus.
* BigBad: The biggest bad in the pre-New 52 comics, and the man behind more than a few major arcs.
%%* TheChessmaster
* ConsummateLiar: Wonder Woman calls him the Deceiver for a reason.
* CynicalMentor: In the ''New 52'', he was one to Diana when she was younger, but not for that long, kicking her out when she refused to kill someone.
* EvilOldFolks: In the Comicbook/{{New 52}} Universe.
%%* GodOfEvil
* GrandpaGod: In the Comicbook/{{New 52}} he's an old man with a long white beard.
* HijackedByJesus: In George Perez's run Ares plays TheDevil--a diabolical figure with his own domain called the Areopagus, and a powerful threat to his sibling Olympians.
* KillAllHumans: Came within a few minutes of starting a world-ending nuclear war before Diana pointed out the flaws in that plan. Did it again years later when he didn't need to worry about running out of people to worship him.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* {{Necromancer}}: Pre-New 52, after killing Hades and inheriting his powers. This has been taken away post New 52, where Hades is alive again.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: [[spoiler:What Diana does after the whole Genocide affair by grabbing a battle axe and splitting his head open.]]
* PetTheDog:
** When Cassie lost her powers, Ares offered to restore them. Instead of a DealWithTheDevil, all he wanted in return [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming was for her to call him brother and to say "I love you" to him]].]] Though this was kind of subverted when it turned out that his powers were driving her crazy. Though he may not have known that, so it could still count.
** In the Comicbook/{{New 52}} after helping Diana rescue Zola's baby he leaves, making it seem like he had kidnapped the kid for his own purposes, but it turns out he went straight back to Zola to give the kid back.
* PragmaticVillainy: With a little help from Wonder Woman, he realized that, thanks to nukes, starting WorldWarIII would destroy the world and leave no one left to fight his wars. He eventually focused his efforts to becoming the ''God of Conflict'', making him more powerful and more dangerous than before.
%%* RedEyesTakeWarning
* SadlyMythtaken / [[IHaveNoSon I Have No Father]]: In the Comicbook/{{New 52}} he makes comments that suggest he's either not Zeus' son or doesn't consider himself as such. It's kind of unclear which it is, but Apollo at least refers to Zeus as "our" father when speaking to Ares, so it might just be Ares disowning Zeus.
* SmugSnake: In Rucka's run.
* TheStrategist: Oddly a twist on the original myth, since Ares was said to encompass brute force and untempered violence.
* TinTyrant: Has frequently adopted this look.
* TheUnfavorite: Just like in the original Greek myths, Ares isn't favored by Zeus or Hera. This actually doesn't faze him that much, maybe because neither are presented as exactly being parents of the year.
-->'''Hera:''' Of all my children, you're my least favorite.
* VillainsBlendInBetter: Unlike most of the other Gods, he has quickly adjusted to the modern world and is comfortable with wearing modern clothing if the situation calls for it.
* WarGod: His actual portfolio is war, though you could be forgiven for thinking he was the GodOfEvil.

Diana's patron goddess is Athena, the daughter of Zeus and goddess of wisdom, skill, and military strategy. She's as wise and warlike as in myth, and even once dethroned her father and took over Olympus.

* AnimalEyeSpy: Her unnamed pet owl.
* BatmanGambit: Her plan to usurp the throne of Olympus depends largely on her knowledge of how Wonder Woman will react to certain situations.
* BenevolentBoss: Sort of. Despite crassly manipulating her, Athena does treat her champion well enough. [[spoiler:She did grant her the resurrection of a murdered child as a reward for defeating Hades on her behalf. Then she gave Diana her lost eyesight back, just to be nice.]]
* BigGood: As Diana's main patron.
%%* BrainyBrunette
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Supposedly dies, but keeps appearing by possessing random people.]]
* GrayEyes: Frequent attention is called to her grey eyes, which see all.
* JerkassGods: One of the more benevolent members of the pantheon. She's still a jerk though.
* LadyOfWar: One of the ''original'' Ladies Of War. In Greek Myth, Athena represented the positive aspects of warfare, like courage and military strategy.
* ManipulativeBitch: Tends to use Diana and other mortals as pawns in her schemes.
* TheChessmaster: Traditionally known as the more strategically minded of the Greek war gods, and does not disappoint here.
* TheHighQueen: She is a far more kindly ruler than her father.
* TheMentor: Athena is one of the five deities who created the Amazons and bestowed upon them part of her wisdom and strategic thinking.
* TheOwlKnowingOne: Owls, of course, are the emblem of Athena.
* TheUsurper: Takes over Olympus with the (reluctant) aid of Wonder Woman, her champion.
* WarGod: Just like her brother, Ares.

Generally leader of the gods, and he acts just like in myth, complete with the jerkass tendencies and the AttemptedRape. Even so, he's among the most powerful beings in the cosmos and commands the respect (if not the admiration) of every pantheon of gods, even {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}. He's spawned countless offspring over the ages, including the gods Ares, Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, and Hephaestus; and the demigods Hercules and Cassandra Sandsmark (the second Wonder Girl)[[spoiler: and Diana in the Comicbook/{{New 52}}]]. Just as the goddesses of Olympus lend their powers to Diana, Zeus has also empowered other heroes, such as the Olympian and [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]].
* AbusiveParents: His treatment of his kids varies from bragging about them, to not caring (or knowing) about them, to being an outright dick depending on how he feels that day.
--->'''Apollo:''' I have some surprising news about our father.
--->'''Ares:''' That he loves us?
--->'''Apollo:''' I said surprising, not shocking.
** His treatment of the First Born in the new 52 makes him the embodiment of this trope.
* AesopAmnesia: He never learns from a lesson in benevolence for long, and is quit to revert right back to his jerkass self in his next appearance.
* AnimalMotifs: While he doesn't appear often, the New 52 version of him has an Eagle motif.
* AttemptedRape: He was going to try this on WONDER WOMAN of all people.
%%* GrandpaGod
* HaveYouSeenMyGod: In the New 52 continuity Zeus has gone missing.
* {{Jerkass}}: Even when he acts nice it ends up being a DoubleSubversion as his jerkassness comes back tenfold whenever he doesn't get what he considers to be the proper gratitude for his "gifts", which have included the chance to be impregnated with yet another one of his illegitimate children, or having your society be pushed aside to make way for his newest favorites.
** Really his only redeeming trait is that he does at least sometimes learn from his mistakes and eventually accepts that his daughter has taken over from him when he realizes that she deserves it more than he does.
* ReallyGetsAround: It wouldn't be Zeus if he didn't. The New 52 has Diana teaming up with a bunch of his illegitimate children [[spoiler:and Diana herself being one.]]
* TrulySingleParent: Zeus gave birth to Athena by himself.

[[WMG:Achilles Warkiller]]

* AdaptationalHeroism: Achilles is trying his hardest to be a hero in the modern sense of the word, and has little in common with the narcissistic StrawNihilist of the original myths.
* BackFromTheDead: Resurrected by Zeus to be the leader of his new anti-war mission.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Against the Citizenry's snake.]]
* CoolPet: What else do you call an elephant that flies and has two trunks?
* {{Flight}}: Achilles can fly, though he seems to like riding Mysia.
* HeelFaceTurn: Abandons his mission from Zeus to side with Wonder Woman.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: By Alkyone. Luckily, Achilles had the heart of a God and healed from it.
* PublicDomainCharacter: He's from ''The Iliad''. It doesn't get much more public domain than that.
* SpearCounterpart: To Wonder Woman. Both created by Gods? Check. Both attempting to stop conflict, despite different methods? Check. Both the rulers of one gender races? Also check. You see where I'm going with this.
* StraightGay: You wouldn't know it from the way he looks or acts, but Achilles is this. His marriage to Alkyone was merely a political one and he later hooks up with his realtor, Patrick Cleese, who turns out to be the reincarnation of Patroclus.
* SuperStrength: On par with Wonder Woman.
* UnwittingPawn: Of Alkyone. He figures it out and eventually kicks her ass.
%%* WellIntentionedExtremist

The son of Zeus, now an immortal himself with powers on par with Wonder Woman's. In ancient times, Hercules seduced and raped Diana's mother, Queen Hippolyta, a source of constant enmity between the Amazons and this brute. Over the centuries, Hercules has become slightly nobler, but his rash nature and love of violence make him a frequent thorn in Wonder Woman's side.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Sometimes. Generally Heracles' is simply a case of DeliberateValuesDissonance, but at times--such as during ''Amazons Attack'' he acts as a straight up villain, a very different role from that of the mythical character.
* TheAtoner: Typically displays this attitude when in heroic mode, and finished the Post-Crisis, Pre-New 52 run this way.
* BrotherSisterIncest: When Zeus and the other gods were abducted by Darkseid's minions, he suggested to his sister Cassandra that they might have to start a new pantheon themselves.
%%* TheBrute
* CoolHelmet: Sometimes uses the head of the Nemean Lion as such.
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: In the Greece of the 1200s BC, Heracles would have been a genuine hero. He hasn't evolved much, however, and this makes him a pretty dark character by modern standards.
* DumbMuscle: Not ''dumb'', per se, but Herc rarely thinks before he swings his fists.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: He truly cares about his mother, Alcmene, and his sister, Cassie Sandsmark. A little TOO much in Cassie's case. Squick.
* FaceHeelTurn: Was revealed to be working with Circe in a plot to conquer the entire world. And then tried to rape Circe and Wonder Woman. And worst of all seems to have got a KarmaHoudini as he's never actually faced justice for anything he did
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Heracles is trapped in a cycle of transgression and repentance, making him sometimes a hero, and sometimes a villain.
* HeelFaceTurn: Hippolyta forgave him in the end for what he did and he was actually a (sort of) hero for a little bit. Until... well, see above.
%%* HotBlooded
* IconicItem: The skin of the Nemean Lion, slung about his shoulders.
%%* NighInvulnerability
* NominalHero/UnscrupulousHero: He tries to be heroic, but this is hampered by DeliberateValuesDissonance.
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero[=/=]PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Has been both. He's not a misogynist like some of Wonder Woman's adversaries, but he does display a large degree of casual and ingrained disrespect for the female gender.
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: What he and his men did to the Amazons. They have not forgotten and many have not forgiven.
* SadlyMythtaken: A large part of Hercules' AdaptationalVillainy comes from changes in the myth of his ninth labor which was to retrive Hippolyta's girdle. In myth, Hercules and Hippolyta got along until Hera instigated the Amazons into attacking leading him to kill Hippolyta in the battle. In the Pre-Crisis and Post-Crisis, Ares convinces Hercules into attacking the Amazons leading to the bad blood between the Amazons and him.
* SuperStrength: He's Hercules. This is to be expected.
* UngratefulBastard: He elbowed Superman in the face for saving him from Gog, the Godslayer.
* WhatTheHellHero: Hercules delivered one to Wonder Woman during ''One Year Later'' after he found out that she had [[IJustWantToBeNormal run away from her duties as a superhero]] and left Donna, Cassie and himself to do all the work.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: A skilled Greco-Roman style wrestler actually.


* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: His Pre-New 52 self once tried to do this to ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}'s wife Mera.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: How he is first introduced.
* EldritchAbomination: In the New 52 Universe, where he looks like a MixAndMatchCritter of various sea animals.
* GracefulLoser: His reaction to being manipulated by Wonder Woman in a plan to outsmart Hera is to laugh and congratulate her, even stating she will [[BigScrewedUpFamily fit right in the family]].
* JustEatHim: [[spoiler:At one point, he swallows the First Born whole]]
* MakingASplash: Obviously, being the God of the Sea.
* SeaMonster: His New 52 Incarnation definitely has this esthetic.
* SizeShifter: The first time he appears in the ''New 52'', he is gigantic. When he shows up again later to take part in the Olympians' reunion, he assumes a more human size.


* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: Tries to pull this on Wonder Woman, of all people, in the New 52.
* CreepyChild: In the Comicbook/{{New 52}} Universe.
* DarkIsNotEvil[=/=]DarkIsEvil: DependingOnTheWriter and on the situation. His Pre-Crisis incarnation started out as an ally of Ares against the other gods, but ended up pulling a HeelFaceTurn after [[LoveRedeems his relationship with Persephone improved]], while both his Post-Crisis and New 52 selves are despicted as morally ambiguous, but not actively evil.
* EverybodyHatesHades: Notably averted; in contrast to his Marvel counterpart [[Character/TheIncredibleHercules Pluto]], DC's Hades is sometimes depicted as morally ambiguous and [[TheDreaded feared by mortals]], but rarely as truly malevolent and almost never as a SatanicArchetype, since that role usually goes to [[WarIsHell Ares]]. Also wonderfully deconstructed in the New 52 Universe. [[spoiler: Hades hates himself more than anyone hates him, and more or less sabotages his relationships and alliances as a result.]]
* {{Necromancer}}: Well, he ''is'' the ruler of the underworld.

* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:When the First Born takes over Olympus, she is given her powers back by Apollo, allowing her to come to the rescue of Wonder Woman.]]
* BreakTheHaughty: What happens to her after [[spoiler:Apollo de-powered her.]]
* BroughtDownToNormal: Apollo eventually banishes her from Olympus, turning her into a mortal in the process. [[spoiler:his last action when he is about to die at the hands of the First Born is to restaure her powers an position.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: She turns Hippolyta into a stone statues and the other Amazons into snakes after learning Zeus cheated on her with the former (Which to be fair is in line with her classic mythology counterpart). [[spoiler:she reverts them back to normal after her HeelFaceTurn and recovery of her powers.]]
* EvilMatriarch: In the Comicbook/{{New 52}} Universe, unlike her previous incarnations.
** [[spoiler:Subverted: She eventually warms up to the rest of Diana's Party and was against the exile of her First Born]]
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Wears a peacock feather cloak and nothing else.
* {{Yandere}}: To the point she keeps trying to kill the children her husband fathered with other women, even after said husband is presumed dead.

The Goddess of Retribution. Nemesis was driven mad by the cries of the unjustly slain, while simultaneously being empowered by them. Every murder, and every casualty of war made her stronger and more fanatical, until she was strong enough to drive all other gods out of reality itself. Seeing Diana as the last obstacle to her own domination, Nemesis sought to remove her by any means necessary.

* AffablyEvil: In the Comicbook/{{New 52}} Universe, although she is more Affably Amoral.
* ArtifactOfDoom: The Flashing Blade, created by the Titans to kill gods themselves. It's a semi-sentient sword that longs to punish murderers and warmongers.
* BigBad: Of the ''Odyssey'' arc.
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler: To the Wonder Woman of Earth-0, or most of her, anyway.]]
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: She couldn't exist without it.
* OmnicidalManiac: Since humanity is the source of murder, Nemesis reasoned that she could only fulfill her purpose by destroying them entirely.
* SuicideByCop: Her ultimate goal. [[spoiler: She considers allowing Diana to kill her and become the new Nemesis to be her ultimate victory.]]
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: With every unjust death, her power grew until she could reign alone out of all the gods. It also drove her completely mad.
* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler: Either Diana joins her as part of the Morrigan, allowing Nemesis to KillEmAll, or [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt Diana kills her and is forced into the position herself.]] Either way Nemesis gets what she wants.]]

Blacksmith of the gods.

* AFatherToHisMen: He rescues the male children born to Amazons when they would otherwise be put to death and puts them to work in his forge. Wonder Woman initially believes he has them as slaves but when she tries to "free" them, they ask her to release Hephaestus because of all he's done for them.
* BaldOfAwesome: His ''New 52'' lacks any form of hair.
* {{Gonk}}: Hephaestus is consistantly described as ugly in greek mythology, but his ''New 52'' incarnation flat-out looks like an [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orc]][=/=][[OurTrollsAreDifferent Troll]]-like creature.
* GogglesDoNothing: Averted; he actually uses them to cover his eyes when he is blacksmithing.
* PetTheDog: Two particularly notable ones.
** As mentioned above, he agreed to take the male children born to Amazons as workers in his forge, thus saving them from death, and treats them well enough for them to genuinely care about him.
** When explaining how Eros' guns work, he snarks that "Nobody loves Eros more than himself". When Eros tries to protest, he promptly had the following line with a smile:
-->"[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming And I love you even more than that, son.]]"
* UglyGuyHotWife: The ugly husband of the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite.
* UltimateBlacksmith: As usual. He is the one who built Wonder Woman's invisible jet and magic lasso, amongst other things.

God of the sun. [[spoiler:becomes King of the gods after Zeus' disappearance and Hera's banishment, until he is dies fighting the First Born]].

* DependingOnTheArtist: He appears in ''Superman[=/=]Wonder Woman'' wearing loafers.
* {{Hypocrite}}: In the New 52, claims he wants Olympus to enter a new age of enlightenment free of the bloodshed and family feuding of the past. Yet he waste no time in trying to kill family members he deems a threat and going so far as to torture and cannibalize parts of the First Born.
* PlayingWithFire: God of the sun naturally.
* PowerOfTheSun: Fittingly for the sun god, whether he is burning hot or cool depends on whether the sun is out and his preferred attack is to incinerate his targets with solar blasts. Doesn't work out too well against Superman becomes stronger by absorbing the blast.
* {{Pun}}: Holds the insulting title 'Bastard Sun' in the New52 series.
* {{Jerkass}}: He was less than impressed when he first met 'Diana's new conquest' in Kal-El, stating he wasn't even human; just some thing who came from the stars, even going so far as to insult her par of choice by not caring for whom she sluts around with. When Superman called him out on being a dick to his girlfriend he even smacked him into Hephaestus' forge.
** LaserGuidedKarma: Que supes rising out of the molten lava pit as Strife gloatingly demeaned him in front of Diana and knocking his ass to the ground. A royally pissed Bastard Sun snaps at Clark [[NiceJobFixingItVillain blasting him with concentrated solar rays]], resulting in the presently overcharged kryptonian proceeding to grab him by his shirt scruff belting him right out of the smith gods mountain and into upper orbit.
* SharpDressedMan: Always wears a suit (sans shoes).
* TooDumbToLive: Refuses to execute or permanently imprison the First Born despite the prophecy stating the latter will kill the king of Olympus. Instead, he tries to torture him into obedience. The First Born escapes and quickly exacts his revenge.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The only real reason he opposes Wonder Woman is because he heard a prophecy that one of Zeus' children (which he believes to be Zola's baby) would one day kill one of their family.

!!The First Born
In the New 52, Zeus and Hera's first born child. Foretold to one day rule Olympus on his own, Zeus deemed the child a threat and ordered the witch who delivered him (and the prophecy) to kill him. Hera's pleading led the witch to abandon the child in the wilderness. The child grew up and eventually challenged Zeus only to be buried in the center of the Earth where he spend the last seven thousand years digging his way out. Now, desires to claim the throne of Olympus and destroy everything else out of hatred.


* AxCrazy: His life has made him insane to the point he wants to kill everything and nothing will stop him.
* TheBeastMaster: Having had a way with the feral beasts of ancient Africa since his birth to adulthood.
** BestialityIsDepraved: He even went so far as to mate with the animals who took him in and raised him, spawning for himself a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot cadre of]] [[SemiDivine demi-god]] [[BeastMan hyena-men]] to serve as his soldiers in the various armies he would raise throughout history.
* {{Expy}}: Has more than a few similarities to [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos.]]
* {{Foil}}: Oddly enough, to Wonder Woman of all people. She even lampshades this fact when she states while both possess a broiling fire within; Diana clarifies her torch flame aspires to inspire undying love for any and all things, while the First Born's Firepit seeks only to consume and destroy whatever comes in contact with it.
* HumanoidAbomination: After his grueling battle with Apollo over the throne of Olympus The First Born had most of his flesh incinerated by the sun god's wrath. He got better; sort of, having embraced his own philosophy of nothingness had left him an exposed hunk of cardiovascular flesh heaping with bits and pieces of still evident charred skin bits, eventually growing out a flowing cape composed of veins and arteries from his own body. While Finally entering the last stages of his evolution he became covered in the ashes of his own seared off skin while growing a bloody crown of horns and antlers out of his head to give himself a much more horrific appearance.
** LoveCraftianSuperpower: As the newly christened God of Oblivion, First Born gains a slew of new abominable divine abilities at his command, controlling his own flesh to channel his foul magics and the new flesh-like appearance of Olympus under his reign is just the start.
*** BadWithTheBone
*** ThePowerOfBlood
*** CombatTentacles
*** VampiricDraining
*** WalkingWasteland
* ImplacableMan: Determined to become the king of Olympus even if he must spend 7,000 years digging his way out from the Earth and climbing over the corpses of anyone who would try and stop him.
* TheJuggernaut: Everything Wonder Woman, Orion, and Apollo throws at him barely slows him down including having most of his flesh burned off.
* MadeOfDiamond: Takes the best shots from Wonder Woman and Orion barely flinching.
* OmnicidalManiac: So full of hate he desires to destroy everyone and everything leaving nothing but ash.
* ThePowerOfHate: The only emotion he feels any more and what gives him the strength to overcome nearly anything.
* SuperStrength: A good deal stronger than Wonder Woman or [[ComicBook/NewGods New God Orion.]]
* StrawNihilist: Due to the utter dickishness of his own father and being left to die in the middle of a harsh Sahara environment surrounded by predators. The First Born grew into an apathetic, abysmal and utterly amoral mindset that life was cruelty and decadence which only served to eat itself out of existence in the long run. Putting it simply, not only were abstracts such as love, compassion, kindness and all around common decency foreign to him; but he was so utterly warped and twisted that he rebuffed such notions as a platitudinous redundancy.
* VillainousCrush: He even went so far as to try and take Wonder Woman as his new mate due to the odd contradictory similarities they share, as seen above.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Yeah, he wants to destroy everything and has no understanding of compassion or mercy, but given how Zeus and life in general has treated him its easy to understand where he comes from and hard not to pity the guy.

[[WMG: Tezcatlipoca]]

The trickster god of the Aztecs, Tezcatlipoca faced Wonder Woman during her intervention in the South American republic of Tropidor.
* IHaveManyNames: Says this word for word during his first meeting with Wonder Woman.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* PhysicalGod
%%* TheTrickster


* ''[[Characters/DCExtendedUniverse DC Extended Universe]]''
** [[Characters/DCEUJusticeLeague Justice League]] [[note]]Wonder Woman[[/note]]
** [[Characters/DCEUMilitaryAndGovernment US Military and Government]] [[note]]Steve Trevor, Etta Candy[[/note]]
** [[Characters/DCEUThemiscyra Themiscyra]]


* ''[[Characters/DCExtendedUniverse DC Extended Universe]]''
** [[Characters/DCEUJusticeLeague Justice League]] [[note]]Wonder Woman[[/note]]
** [[Characters/DCEUMilitaryAndGovernment US Military and Government]] [[note]]Steve Trevor, Etta Candy[[/note]]
** [[Characters/DCEUThemiscyra Themiscyra]]
[[Characters/WonderWomanTheCharacter The Character]]
* [[Characters/WonderWomanAllies Allies]]
* [[Characters/WonderWomanVillains Villains]]
* [[Characters/WonderWomanGods Gods]]

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** [[Characters/DCEUJusticeLeague Justice League]] [[note]]Wonder Woman[[/note]]
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** [[Characters/DCEUThemiscyra Themiscyra]]
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