History Franchise / WonderWoman

24th Aug '16 5:47:01 AM GrigorII
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* ContinuitySnarl: The Wonder Woman Family, as discussed [[http://www.dcindexes.com/planet/weeklyplanet.php?issue=51 here]] and [[http://www.dcindexes.com/planet/weeklyplanet.php?issue=52 here]].

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* ContinuitySnarl: The Wonder Woman Family, as discussed [[http://www.dcindexes.com/planet/weeklyplanet.php?issue=51 here]] and [[http://www.dcindexes.com/planet/weeklyplanet.php?issue=52 here]]. Donna Troy had so many problems over the years that she got [[ContinuitySnarl/DonnaTroy her own page]].
12th Aug '16 9:14:33 PM seekquaze1
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* SadlyMythtaken: ''Wonder Woman'' is only loosely based on Greek Mythology with writers often taking liberties...sometimes very generous liberties.
** In mythology, the Amazons were fierce warriors not any more peaceful than any other group of the time.
** In mythology, Hippolyta held the favor of Ares (or was his daughter) instead of being his enemy.
** Most mythological versions of the meeting between Hippolyta and Hercules have it being peaceful until Hera stirred the Amazons against the hero. In most comic versions, Hercules attacked the Amazons at the behest of Ares.
6th Aug '16 3:34:57 PM nombretomado
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* WorldsBestWarrior: Certainly the strongest Amazon warrior. In general, she's one of the biggest threats in the DCUniverse. She's Superman with combat training.

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* WorldsBestWarrior: Certainly the strongest Amazon warrior. In general, she's one of the biggest threats in the DCUniverse.Franchise/DCUniverse. She's Superman with combat training.
6th Aug '16 8:19:19 AM Saveelich
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** ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'': Wonder Woman appears in the 2016 sequel to ''Film/ManOfSteel'', played by Creator/GalGadot of ''TheFastAndTheFurious'' fame. A relatively smaller role compared to the main story featuring the conflict between Batman and Superman, she nonetheless takes part in the action in the climax in full costume.
** ''Film/WonderWoman2017'': A solo film which will follow ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' and come out '''before''' the ''Justice League'' movie, in June 2017. Beforehand a live action theatrical film was [[DevelopmentHell "almost about to be made" for about one and a half eternities]]. This film will take place during World War I.

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** ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'': Wonder Woman appears in the 2016 sequel to ''Film/ManOfSteel'', played by Creator/GalGadot of ''TheFastAndTheFurious'' fame.Creator/GalGadot. A relatively smaller role compared to the main story featuring the conflict between Batman and Superman, she nonetheless takes part in the action in the climax in full costume.
** ''Film/WonderWoman2017'': A solo film which will follow ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' and come out '''before''' before the ''Justice League'' movie, in June 2017. Beforehand a live action theatrical film was [[DevelopmentHell "almost about to be made" for about one and a half eternities]]. This film will take place during World War I.
28th Jul '16 12:05:20 PM Saveelich
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** ''Film/JusticeLeague, Parts 1 & 2'', a two-part film (and first-ever film adaptation) about the [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica the iconic superhero team]].

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** ''Film/JusticeLeague, Parts 1 & 2'', a two-part film (and first-ever film adaptation) ''Film/JusticeLeague'', about the [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica the iconic superhero team]].
19th Jul '16 2:38:36 PM morenohijazo
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* DefectorFromParadise: Wonder Woman would count as this consider she chose to leave Themyscira, an all-female utopia where women can practice a peaceful way of life and cultivate their minds, to become a worldwide superhero and diplomat in order to make the "Man's World" more like her home. However, this case could count as an [[AvertedTrope aversion]] considering many stories present Themyscira as not being as perfect or flawless as previously believed.
16th Jul '16 10:55:44 AM TVRulezAgain
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* ActionGirl: Diana has consistently been depicted as a strong and powerful hero, equal to {{Superman}} and {{Batman}}.

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* ActionGirl: Diana has consistently been depicted as a strong and powerful hero, equal to {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} and {{Batman}}.Franchise/{{Batman}}.



** Diana introduced a male suitor, Nemesis, to the courtship rituals of Themyscira. When he points out that Themyscira is filled entirely with women, she basically says, "Yes, exactly."

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** Diana introduced a male suitor, Nemesis, to the courtship rituals of Themyscira. When he points out that Themyscira is filled entirely with women, she basically says, "Yes, exactly."



* TheArtifact: Steve Trevor, pretty much since Marston left the book, has been adrift, but lingers (especially in adaptations) based on the name retaining some currency. Completely averted as of the ''Comicbook/{{New 52}}'', however, where Trevor has been upgraded to being basically the DCU's version of ComicBook/NickFury.
** The Invisible Jet has been of dubious usefulness ever since the writers decided Diana should be able to ''literally'' fly on her own. But the plane is [[RuleOfCool cool!]]

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* TheArtifact: Steve Trevor, pretty much since Marston left the book, has been adrift, but lingers (especially in adaptations) based on the name retaining some currency. Completely averted as of the ''Comicbook/{{New 52}}'', however, where Trevor has been upgraded to being basically the DCU's version of ComicBook/NickFury.
** The Invisible Jet has been of dubious usefulness ever since the writers decided Diana should be able to ''literally'' fly on her own. But the plane is [[RuleOfCool cool!]]



** Marston had developed his belief in female superiority in part as a result of his experiments with polygraphs; due to his experiments he came to the conclusion that women were inherently more ethical and honest than men. Note that Wonder Woman's main weapon is a lasso that can compel people to tell the truth, and that some later writers would call Diana the "Goddess of Truth".

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** Marston had developed his belief in female superiority in part as a result of his experiments with polygraphs; due to his experiments he came to the conclusion that women were inherently more ethical and honest than men. Note that Wonder Woman's main weapon is a lasso that can compel people to tell the truth, and that some later writers would call Diana the "Goddess of Truth".



* BlockingStopsAllDamage: A plot point. Her bracelets are divinely created to block just about anything.

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* BlockingStopsAllDamage: A plot point. Her bracelets are divinely created to block just about anything.



* BodyguardingABadass: As a diplomat, Wonder Woman has at least once had a division of Secret Service agents (unpowered people with pistols and radios, mind you, not other Amazons) assigned to protect her. It is hard to imagine a threat they could defeat which would even scratch her skin.
%% * [[BoobsOfSteel WONDERBOOBS Of Steel]]: Hell yeah!

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* BodyguardingABadass: As a diplomat, Wonder Woman has at least once had a division of Secret Service agents (unpowered people with pistols and radios, mind you, not other Amazons) assigned to protect her. It is hard to imagine a threat they could defeat which would even scratch her skin.
%% * [[BoobsOfSteel WONDERBOOBS Of Steel]]: Hell yeah!Yeah!



* Myth/ClassicalMythology: Though the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] had very much TheThemeParkVersion, often liberally [[SadlyMythtaken simplifying them, mixing in other mythologies]], and [[HijackedByJesus Westernizing them]]. More modern incarnations are generally more faithful about their adaptations... DependingOnTheWriter.

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* Myth/ClassicalMythology: Though the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] had very much TheThemeParkVersion, often liberally [[SadlyMythtaken simplifying them, mixing in other mythologies]], and [[HijackedByJesus Westernizing them]]. More modern incarnations are generally more faithful about their adaptations... DependingOnTheWriter.



* DepravedDwarf: Recurring villain Dr. Psycho, with emphasis on the ''depraved''. We're talking an evil midget with PsychicPowers who once [[spoiler: used MindControl to make a bunch of people commit cannibalism, an act that not only sexually aroused him, but inspired him to MindRape them by letting them feel his arousal as if it were their own and then let them go once he was bored]]. Even beyond that, he's literally defined by his hateful misogyny.

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* DepravedDwarf: Recurring villain Dr. Psycho, with emphasis on the ''depraved''. We're talking an evil midget with PsychicPowers who once [[spoiler: used MindControl to make a bunch of people commit cannibalism, an act that not only sexually aroused him, but inspired him to MindRape them by letting them feel his arousal as if it were their own and then let them go once he was bored]]. Even beyond that, he's literally defined by his hateful misogyny.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: One memorable story has Diana appearing on "The Scene," a talk show hosted by various female journalists such as ComicBook/LoisLane and Linda Park. The name, logo, and entire premise of the series are extremely similar to those of the real life female talk show "The View."

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: One memorable story has Diana appearing on "The Scene," a talk show hosted by various female journalists such as ComicBook/LoisLane and Linda Park. The name, logo, and entire premise of the series are extremely similar to those of the real life female talk show "The View."



* FlightStrengthHeart: Literally, as she actually was given a [[TheHeart loving heart]] [[CharmPerson and the power to make friends easily]]. [[BeautyEqualsGoodness She was also given beauty]], [[SpeaksFluentAnimal the power to talk to]] and [[FriendToAllLivingThings calm animals]]; and [[CoolAirShip has an invisible plane]], [[{{Flight}} even though she can fly]], and [[FridgeLogic it doesn't actually make anyone within it invisible]].

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* FlightStrengthHeart: Literally, as As she actually was given a [[TheHeart loving heart]] [[CharmPerson and the power to make friends easily]]. [[BeautyEqualsGoodness She was also given beauty]], [[SpeaksFluentAnimal the power to talk to]] and [[FriendToAllLivingThings calm animals]]; and [[CoolAirShip has an invisible plane]], [[{{Flight}} even though she can fly]], and [[FridgeLogic it doesn't actually make anyone within it invisible]].



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The B&D content of the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] comics was so blatant and ever-present, it pretty much [[DoubleEntendre stomped on the "sub"]] part of "Subtext".

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The B&D content of the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] comics was so blatant and ever-present, it pretty much [[DoubleEntendre stomped on the "sub"]] part of "Subtext".



* HeroicBSOD: She's not prone to these, but one instance happened when she was forced to confront two equally valid but conflicting truths (which of the parents had the rights to a child, one of whom was a supervillain dictator). The lasso actually snapped and for a brief time, truth itself became totally unbound on the world.
* TheHeart: Diana has consistently been recognized as the most loving member of the Justice League, always motivated by her love of others. In fact, it's been recently revealed that she LITERALLY loves everybody: she is a fighter who loves even her enemies. This means that she fights because it's necessary, never out of anger or revenge. In fact, during ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'', her enormous capacity for love earned her a Violet Ring, turning her into a Star Sapphire. Also during ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'', when she faced Black Lantern Maxwell Lord, he reads his aura during the fight and realizes she's feeling love for him while they fight.

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* HeroicBSOD: She's not prone to these, but one instance happened when she was forced to confront two equally valid but conflicting truths (which of the parents had the rights to a child, one of whom was a supervillain dictator). The lasso actually snapped and for a brief time, truth itself became totally unbound on the world.
* TheHeart: Diana has consistently been recognized as the most loving member of the Justice League, always motivated by her love of others. In fact, it's been recently revealed that she LITERALLY loves everybody: she is a fighter who loves even her enemies. This means that she fights because it's necessary, never out of anger or revenge. In fact, during ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'', her enormous capacity for love earned her a Violet Ring, turning her into a Star Sapphire. Also during ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'', when she faced Black Lantern Maxwell Lord, he reads his aura during the fight and realizes she's feeling love for him while they fight.



* LegacyCharacter: During the 1990s, the Wonder Woman mantle was briefly passed to Artemis before she was killed off. Later, the mantle again changed hands, this time to Queen Hippolyta. This lead to a series of confusing events where Hippolyta went back in time to the 1940s and retroactively became the "original" Wonder Woman, making Diana a legacy heroine herself. Of course this idea was [[CanonDisContinuity ignored by subsequent writers]] and done away with entirely when DC rebooted its history during the Comicbook/{{New 52}}.

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* LegacyCharacter: During the 1990s, the Wonder Woman mantle was briefly passed to Artemis before she was killed off. Later, the mantle again changed hands, this time to Queen Hippolyta. This lead to a series of confusing events where Hippolyta went back in time to the 1940s and retroactively became the "original" Wonder Woman, making Diana a legacy heroine herself. Of course this This idea was [[CanonDisContinuity ignored by subsequent writers]] and done away with entirely when DC rebooted its history during the Comicbook/{{New 52}}.



* MadeOfIron: Her skin's not so tough [[ImmuneToBullets against some things]] as other {{Flying Brick}}s, but she's still far more durable than normal humans. While pointy objects and bullets seem to annoy her a lot, blunt stuff and even lava or other such things don't bother her any more than they do Superman.

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* MadeOfIron: Her skin's not so tough [[ImmuneToBullets against some things]] as other {{Flying Brick}}s, but she's still far more durable than normal humans. While pointy objects and bullets seem to annoy her a lot, blunt stuff and even lava or other such things don't bother her any more than they do Superman.



* MagicSkirt: Her original look, but only in her ''very'' first story. And even there, a couple of panels make it clear that Wonder Woman is actually wearing culottes, not a skirt. The skirt became popular in later eras, however, whenever an artist wanted to evoke a "Golden Age Wonder Woman" look and feel (e.g., in ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' and ''ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier'').

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* MagicSkirt: Her original look, but only in her ''very'' first story. And even Even there, a couple of panels make it clear that Wonder Woman is actually wearing culottes, not a skirt. The skirt became popular in later eras, however, whenever an artist wanted to evoke a "Golden Age Wonder Woman" look and feel (e.g., in ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' and ''ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier'').



** GailSimone's run pretty much states that her breasts are the second biggest in DC's superhero community.

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** GailSimone's run pretty much states that her breasts are the second biggest in DC's superhero community.



* SecretIdentity: Though not much anymore. Lampshaded to Hell and back in the Simone run, with Tom Tresser even telling her that she's the worst person at keeping a secret identity he's ever known.

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* SecretIdentity: Though not much anymore. Lampshaded to Hell and back in the Simone run, with Tom Tresser even telling her that she's the worst person at keeping a secret identity he's ever known.



* {{Stripperiffic}}: JMS tried to deliberately avert this when redesigning the costume for his run. It's debatable as to his success; true, her legs are covered up, but her new breastplate actually shows off more cleavage than the old one, and the jacket usually comes off when she fights (and was eventually abandoned entirely).

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* {{Stripperiffic}}: JMS tried to deliberately avert this when redesigning the costume for his run. It's debatable as to his success; true, her legs are covered up, but her new breastplate actually shows off more cleavage than the old one, and the jacket usually comes off when she fights (and was eventually abandoned entirely).abandoned).



** According to an issue of ''JLA'', the speed of Mercury is around mach three. Pretty fast by most standards... but of course, the Flash has been quoted as saying, "Can we pick up the pace? Mach ''ten'' is a ''crawl!''"

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** According to an issue of ''JLA'', the speed of Mercury is around mach three. Pretty fast by most standards... but of course, the Flash has been quoted as saying, "Can we pick up the pace? Mach ''ten'' is a ''crawl!''"
13th Jul '16 9:34:47 AM TheLaughingFist
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*** At least until Comicbook/DCRebirth, were issue 2 of Wonder Woman not only heavily implies Diana has had female partners but that she is TheCasanova.
10th Jul '16 8:30:35 PM Discar
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** ''Film/WonderWoman2017'': A solo film which will follow ''Film/SuicideSquad'' and come out '''before''' the ''Justice League'' movie, in June 2017. Beforehand a live action theatrical film was [[DevelopmentHell "almost about to be made" for about one and a half eternities]]. This film will take place during World War I.

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** ''Film/WonderWoman2017'': A solo film which will follow ''Film/SuicideSquad'' ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' and come out '''before''' the ''Justice League'' movie, in June 2017. Beforehand a live action theatrical film was [[DevelopmentHell "almost about to be made" for about one and a half eternities]]. This film will take place during World War I.
30th Jun '16 4:13:55 AM AnotherGuy
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* HeroicBSOD: During George Perez's run, naive Wonder Woman underwent one when she found out that Myndi Mayer's death was not the result of a shotgun attack, but of a cocaine overdose; the killer had unknowingly shot a corpse. Diana did not take it well.
-->'''Diana:''' Oh Dear Gaea, ''why''? She was so young, so vital!
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