History Franchise / WonderWoman

8th Mar '17 6:17:32 PM nombretomado
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* LivingLieDetector: With help from her magic lasso. It's also canon that she's the spirit of truth, and it's hard to tell a lie around her even without the lasso. As MercedesLackey pointed out in the foreword to "The Circle" TPB, the lasso doesn't just make someone ''tell'' the truth, it makes them ''see and confront'' the truth.

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* LivingLieDetector: With help from her magic lasso. It's also canon that she's the spirit of truth, and it's hard to tell a lie around her even without the lasso. As MercedesLackey Creator/MercedesLackey pointed out in the foreword to "The Circle" TPB, the lasso doesn't just make someone ''tell'' the truth, it makes them ''see and confront'' the truth.
12th Feb '17 1:58:18 PM Wyldchyld
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Marston was also vital in the development of the polygraph ("lie detector") -- which may be why Wonder Woman's lasso forces criminals to speak the truth. Marston also had unconventional views on psychology and sexuality. He and his wife had a third partner, Olive Byrne -- unconventional by today's standards, grounds for potential arrest in 1941. A central part of his (and Wonder Woman's) worldview was the idea "[[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=34&Itemid=51&limitstart=63 submission to loving authority]]," which shares some elements with UsefulNotes/{{BDSM}} and/or bondage, which many modern commentators have noticed - e.g., the [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=34&Itemid=51 "Suffering Sappho!"]] section of [[http://www.superdickery.com Superdickery.com]]. Marston's writing is still [[BrokenBase hotly debated]] in fandom spaces; some people criticize his work as simple FetishFuel, others characterize this as a gross oversimplification.

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Marston was also vital in the development of the polygraph ("lie detector") -- which may be why Wonder Woman's lasso forces criminals to speak the truth. Marston also had unconventional views on psychology and sexuality. He and his wife had a third partner, Olive Byrne -- unconventional by today's standards, grounds for potential arrest in 1941. A central part of his (and Wonder Woman's) worldview was the idea "[[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=34&Itemid=51&limitstart=63 submission to loving authority]]," which shares some elements with UsefulNotes/{{BDSM}} and/or bondage, which many modern commentators have noticed - e.g., the [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=34&Itemid=51 "Suffering Sappho!"]] section of [[http://www.superdickery.com Superdickery.com]]. Marston's writing is still [[BrokenBase hotly debated]] in fandom spaces; some people criticize his work as simple FetishFuel, {{fetish}} fuel, others characterize this as a gross oversimplification.
25th Jan '17 5:40:49 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* MugglesDoItBetter: Zig-zagged depending on the writer and story, but there have been a number of occasions where mortal weapons proved not-so-useless against magical/mythological enemies.
21st Jan '17 2:11:35 PM rafi
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* MotiveDecay: Cheetah III, Giganta, and Circe all have severe cases of this.

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Cheetah III, Giganta, and Circe all have severe cases of this.



** Giganta.



* RoguesGallery: [[PhysicalGod Ares/Mars,]] [[CatGirl Cheetah,]] [[WickedWitch Circe,]] [[OurGiantsAreBigger Giganta,]] [[PsychicPowers Dr. Psycho,]] [[HollywoodCyborg Dr. Cyber,]] [[AlienGeometries Angle Man,]] [[ThoseWackyNazis Paula Von Gunther]]

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* RoguesGallery: [[PhysicalGod Ares/Mars,]] [[CatGirl Cheetah,]] [[WickedWitch Circe,]] [[OurGiantsAreBigger [[GiantWoman Giganta,]] [[PsychicPowers Dr. Psycho,]] [[HollywoodCyborg Dr. Cyber,]] [[AlienGeometries Angle Man,]] [[ThoseWackyNazis Paula Von Gunther]]
21st Jan '17 9:14:24 AM Rubber_Lotus
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* 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 revealed that she 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.



* 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 revealed that she 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.
* 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.

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* 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 revealed that she 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.
* HeroicBSOD:
** During George Perez's run, the younger, more 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.



* NamesTheSame: Invoked in the Perez reboot, Myndi Mayer nixed Diana using her real name in public, because there was already [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily another Princess Diana]].

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* NamesTheSame: Invoked in the Perez reboot, Myndi Mayer nixed Diana using her real name in public, because there was already [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily another That other Princess Diana]].Diana]] gets invoked in the Perez reboot several times. Myndi Mayer initially tries to get Diana (of Themyscira) to call herself "Diana Prince" instead, but gets refused.
14th Jan '17 10:11:07 PM WaterBlap
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* PerspectiveFlip: Wonder Woman's origin is one of Hercules' Ninth Labor specifically and ClassicalMythology in general. The Amazons were the good guys, it was Hercules who betrayed their trust, they worshiped female gods rather than the [[EverybodyHatesAres generally disliked Ares]], etc. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] during Marston's run as we are never shown these events directly, only told them by Hippolyta or from an "ancient Amazonian scroll". (Although it is heavily implied that Amazon version is the "true" one in Wonder Woman's universe.) Marston also gave their mythology DivineRanks that would make more sense for a group of female warriors often fighting male-dominated people than that of the Greeks; having a good goddess (Aphrodite) fighting over dominance with an evil male [[TheAntiGod anti-god]] (Ares/Mars) rather than there being a patriarchal TopGod. Most later authors have tried to "fix" this to various extents however.

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* PerspectiveFlip: Wonder Woman's origin is one of Hercules' Ninth Labor specifically and ClassicalMythology Myth/ClassicalMythology in general. The Amazons were the good guys, it was Hercules who betrayed their trust, they worshiped female gods rather than the [[EverybodyHatesAres generally disliked Ares]], etc. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] during Marston's run as we are never shown these events directly, only told them by Hippolyta or from an "ancient Amazonian scroll". (Although it is heavily implied that Amazon version is the "true" one in Wonder Woman's universe.) Marston also gave their mythology DivineRanks that would make more sense for a group of female warriors often fighting male-dominated people than that of the Greeks; having a good goddess (Aphrodite) fighting over dominance with an evil male [[TheAntiGod anti-god]] (Ares/Mars) rather than there being a patriarchal TopGod. Most later authors have tried to "fix" this to various extents however.
14th Dec '16 10:48:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* SexSlave: In the backstory Diana's mother Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, was once enslaved by the demi-god Heracles ([[DivineConflict sent by Ares in his war against Athena]]) along with her people for his sexual desires. Athena freed Hippolyta on the condition that she would not seek revenge, but Heracles escaped anyway.

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* SexSlave: In the backstory Diana's mother Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, was once enslaved by the demi-god Heracles ([[DivineConflict sent by Ares in his war against Athena]]) along with her people for his sexual desires. Athena freed Hippolyta on the condition that [[WomenAreWiser she would not seek revenge, revenge]], but Heracles escaped anyway.
14th Dec '16 10:47:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* SexSlave: In the backstory Diana's mother Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, was once enslaved by the demi-god Heracles ([[DivineConflict sent by Ares in his war against Athena]]) along with her people for his sexual desires. Athena freed Hippolyta on the condition that she would not seek revenge, but Heracles escaped anyway.
8th Dec '16 2:54:26 PM MagBas
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* FatGirl: Franchise/WonderWoman's sidekick, [[MeaningfulName Etta Candy]], in the '40s. Woo woo! Etta is a notable {{aver|tedTrope}}sion for being something of an ActionGirl, not the slightest bit insecure, and frequently important to the plot; although still serving as PluckyComicRelief. Since the dawn of UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, she's been relegated to the [[TheScrappy Scrappy Heap,]] and her rare reappearances usually either depict her as insecure [[UnfortunateImplications (since obviously a plus-sized woman cannot possibly be confident or happy),]] or else emphasize her ActionGirl status while slimming her down a fair bit. However, the recent ''The Legend Of Wonder Woman'' miniseries has finally returned her original personality, with some modern polish that's actually quite appealing.

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* FatGirl: Franchise/WonderWoman's sidekick, [[MeaningfulName Etta Candy]], in the '40s. Woo woo! Etta is a notable {{aver|tedTrope}}sion for being something of an ActionGirl, not the slightest bit insecure, and frequently important to the plot; although still serving as PluckyComicRelief. Since the dawn of UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, she's been relegated to the [[TheScrappy Scrappy Heap,]] and Books}}, her rare reappearances usually either depict her as insecure [[UnfortunateImplications (since obviously a plus-sized woman cannot possibly be confident or happy),]] insecure, or else emphasize her ActionGirl status while slimming her down a fair bit. However, the recent ''The Legend Of Wonder Woman'' miniseries has finally returned her original personality, with some modern polish that's actually quite appealing.
3rd Dec '16 12:43:33 AM Xtifr
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The first prominent female superhero in the history of comic books, and generally considered the greatest of the superheroines, was created in the [[TheForties 1940s]]. '''Wonder Woman''' is distinguished by her indestructible bracelets, which deflect bullets, and her enchanted lasso, which compels men to tell the truth and puts animals to sleep.

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The first prominent female superhero in the history of comic books, and generally considered the greatest of the superheroines, was created in the [[TheForties 1940s]]. '''Wonder Woman''' ''Wonder Woman'' is distinguished by her indestructible bracelets, which deflect bullets, and her enchanted lasso, which compels men to tell the truth and puts animals to sleep.
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