History Series / WonderWoman

1st Sep '17 5:37:22 AM XFllo
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* ChristmasCake: Averted. In Season 2, Wonder Woman tells Steve Trevor, Jr. that she's more than 2,500 years old. It does nothing to diminish his interest.
19th Aug '17 4:38:20 AM jormis29
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In January of 2015, a digital comic continuation à la the ''[[{{Series/Batman}} Batman '66]]'' comic kicked off under the title ''Wonder Woman '77'', written by Marc Andreyko of ''Manhunter'' and ''Batwoman'' fame. Print anthologies are being released a couple of times a year. November 2016 saw the release of digital crossover miniseries ''Batman '66 Meets Wonder Woman '77'', co-written by Andreyko and ''Batman '66'' writer Jeff Parker, followed in December 2016 with another crossover mini, ''Wonder Woman '77 Meets [[Series/TheBionicWoman Bionic Woman]]'', written by Andy Mangels.

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In January of 2015, a digital comic continuation à la the ''[[{{Series/Batman}} Batman '66]]'' ''ComicBook/Batman66'' comic kicked off under the title ''Wonder Woman '77'', written by Marc Andreyko of ''Manhunter'' and ''Batwoman'' fame. Print anthologies are being released a couple of times a year. November 2016 saw the release of digital crossover miniseries ''Batman '66 Meets Wonder Woman '77'', co-written by Andreyko and ''Batman '66'' writer Jeff Parker, followed in December 2016 with another crossover mini, ''Wonder Woman '77 Meets [[Series/TheBionicWoman Bionic Woman]]'', written by Andy Mangels.
29th Jul '17 11:18:17 AM Wyldchyld
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* FetishFuel: Erica Belgard removing her Wonder Woman disguise.
4th Jul '17 12:13:00 PM PrincessGwen
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* AdaptationDyeJob: Steve Trevor, blonde in the comics and most adaptations, is here played by the brunette Lyle Waggoner. The same thing happens to Paula Von Gunther.

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* AdaptationDyeJob: Steve Trevor, blonde blond in the comics and most adaptations, is here played by the brunette brunet Lyle Waggoner. The same thing happens to Paula Von Gunther.



* AudibleSharpness: Wonder Woman's TV series tiara [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EykZgkC8l58 makes a strange sound]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qahSU4RYblY when she uses it as a boomerang]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsrOK8fkcWE Her lasso of truth makes an "snap" sound when she lassoes someone, and there is always a thunder when Diana Prince]] [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spins]] [[ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction to change clothes into]] Wonder Woman.

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* AudibleSharpness: Wonder Woman's TV series tiara [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EykZgkC8l58 makes a strange sound]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qahSU4RYblY when she uses it as a boomerang]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsrOK8fkcWE Her lasso of truth makes an a "snap" sound when she lassoes someone, and there is always a thunder when Diana Prince]] [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spins]] [[ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction to change clothes into]] Wonder Woman.



** The most blatant example occurs in "The Man Who Made Volcanoes." At the episode's climax, Wonder Woman [[spoiler: places herself in the firing range of a laser beam that causes volcanoes to instantly erupt on the other side of the Earth. Despite being hit by this weapon, which would release up to 25 megatons of energy, for the better part of a minute, Wonder Woman]] barely has a hair out of place afterwards.

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** The most blatant example occurs in "The Man Who Made Volcanoes." At the episode's climax, Wonder Woman [[spoiler: places [[spoiler:places herself in the firing range of a laser beam that causes volcanoes to instantly erupt on the other side of the Earth. Despite being hit by this weapon, which would release up to 25 megatons of energy, for the better part of a minute, Wonder Woman]] barely has a hair out of place afterwards.



* DecoyDamsel: [[spoiler: George in "The Murderous Missile."]]

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* DecoyDamsel: [[spoiler: George [[spoiler:George in "The Murderous Missile."]]



** Played straight in 'The Girl From Islandia'. The character in question was [[spoiler: stuck in Man's World without any known way of returning to her home.]]
** The ending to 'Mind Stealers From Outer Space, Part II' was bittersweet at best. [[spoiler: The world was saved from the alien invasion, but Diana's refusal to accept Andros' romantic offer was clearly not an easy decision for her to make.]]

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** Played straight in 'The Girl From Islandia'. The character in question was [[spoiler: stuck [[spoiler:stuck in Man's World without any known way of returning to her home.]]
** The ending to 'Mind Stealers From Outer Space, Part II' was bittersweet at best. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The world was saved from the alien invasion, but Diana's refusal to accept Andros' romantic offer was clearly not an easy decision for her to make.]]



* ImpersonatingTheEvilTwin: Seen in [[spoiler: "The Deadly Toys". Wonder Woman faces off against a robot version of herself that has been designed to defeat Diana and take her place. The battle ends with Wonder Woman being knocked unconscious by the aforementioned robot, who then follows the bad guy to enact his evil plan]]. Or so it seems.

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* ImpersonatingTheEvilTwin: Seen in [[spoiler: "The [[spoiler:"The Deadly Toys". Wonder Woman faces off against a robot version of herself that has been designed to defeat Diana and take her place. The battle ends with Wonder Woman being knocked unconscious by the aforementioned robot, who then follows the bad guy to enact his evil plan]]. Or so it seems.



* InNameOnly: The Cathy Lee Crosby PilotMovie featured a non-powered blond Wonder Woman in a track suit. While it does mention Diana's Amazon home and invisible plane, it generally plays more like a superspy knockoff of ''Series/TheAvengers'' than a superhero story.

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* InNameOnly: The Cathy Lee Crosby PilotMovie featured a non-powered blond blonde Wonder Woman in a track suit. While it does mention Diana's Amazon home and invisible plane, it generally plays more like a superspy knockoff of ''Series/TheAvengers'' than a superhero story.



* LastVillainStand: At the end of "The Boy Who Knew Her Secret", [[spoiler: a shape-changing alien criminal has been cornered by Wonder Woman after his elaborate plan has failed]]. Desperate and outraged, he [[spoiler: changes his form into one that can rival Wonder Woman in power]].

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* LastVillainStand: At the end of "The Boy Who Knew Her Secret", [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a shape-changing alien criminal has been cornered by Wonder Woman after his elaborate plan has failed]]. Desperate and outraged, he [[spoiler: changes his form into one that can rival Wonder Woman in power]].



* MostCommonSuperpower: Until the television series, Wonder Woman as portrayed in the comics as a slim, athletic figure. And then Lynda Carter filled out the costume (and then some!) on this show. Ever since, the comics portray her as the ([[ComicBook/PowerGirl second]]) bustiest, curviest superheroine in the DC Universe.

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* MostCommonSuperpower: Until the television series, Wonder Woman as was portrayed in the comics as a slim, athletic figure. And then Lynda Carter filled out the costume (and then some!) on this show. Ever since, the comics portray her as the ([[ComicBook/PowerGirl second]]) bustiest, curviest superheroine in the DC Universe.



--> '''Wonder Woman:''' I will be 2,527 years old on my next birthday

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--> '''Wonder Woman:''' I will be 2,527 years old on my next birthdaybirthday.



* SeriesContinuityError: The pilot establishes that Paradise Island, in 1942, is a HiddenElfVillage of amazons who had never seen a man in a thousand years. Princess Diana is elected TheChampion to travel to man’s world. She is the first amazon to leave Paradise Island in a thousand years. However, in the third season episode ''Diana's Disappearing Act'', {{C|onMan}}agliostro claims that Wonder Woman has stopped all his lineage plans since the original Cagliostro (born in the 18th century) and in ''Screaming Javelins'', Diana remembers having met UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte, implying not only that she was in Europe those years, but that she was already doing her superhero job.
** At the pilot and the first episodes, Wonder Woman uses spinning to change clothes into her costume. Later episodes show how she changes by spinning with AudibleSharpness and PowerGlow. At the “Feminum Mystique part I”, Wonder Girl remembers Queen Hypolita teaching Wonder Woman how to change her clothes with AudibleSharpness and PowerGlow before leaving Paradise Island.

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* SeriesContinuityError: The pilot establishes that Paradise Island, in 1942, is a HiddenElfVillage of amazons Amazons who had never seen a man in a thousand years. Princess Diana is elected TheChampion to travel to man’s world. She is the first amazon Amazon to leave Paradise Island in a thousand years. However, in the third season episode ''Diana's Disappearing Act'', {{C|onMan}}agliostro claims that Wonder Woman has stopped all his lineage plans since the original Cagliostro (born in the 18th century) and in ''Screaming Javelins'', Diana remembers having met UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte, implying not only that she was in Europe those years, but that she was already doing her superhero job.
** At the pilot and the first episodes, Wonder Woman uses spinning to change clothes into her costume. Later episodes show how she changes by spinning with AudibleSharpness and PowerGlow. At the “Feminum Mystique part I”, Wonder Girl remembers Queen Hypolita Hippolyta teaching Wonder Woman how to change her clothes with AudibleSharpness and PowerGlow before leaving Paradise Island.



** In "Fausta, The Nazi Wonder Woman", Steve Trevor is held captive in such a room to lure Wonder Woman to her doom. The lure succeeds. [[spoiler: The walls, however, don't.]]
** In "The Man Who Made Volcanoes", Diana's snooping in a place where she's not welcome when she falls through a trap door. She quickly finds herself in a narrow pit with the walls closing in to crush her. [[spoiler: There is, however, enough room for her to spin and transform into Wonder Woman.]]

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** In "Fausta, The Nazi Wonder Woman", Steve Trevor is held captive in such a room to lure Wonder Woman to her doom. The lure succeeds. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The walls, however, don't.]]
** In "The Man Who Made Volcanoes", Diana's snooping in a place where she's not welcome when she falls through a trap door. She quickly finds herself in a narrow pit with the walls closing in to crush her. [[spoiler: There [[spoiler:There is, however, enough room for her to spin and transform into Wonder Woman.]]



* WholePlotReference: "Judgement from Outer Space" is basically TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951 set during WWII and Andros taking the place of Klaatu. There's even a scene at the Lincoln Memorial.

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* WholePlotReference: "Judgement from Outer Space" is basically TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951 Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951 set during WWII and Andros taking the place of Klaatu. There's even a scene at the Lincoln Memorial.
13th Jun '17 6:22:36 PM Rubber_Lotus
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** There's another, less obvious weakness - Diana Prince needs enough freedom of movement to spin to turn into Wonder Woman. No villains ''deliberately'' exploited this (since very few knew about her secret identity in the first place), but several accidentally used it when they handcuffed Diana to a support beam or something similar.
13th Jun '17 6:16:26 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Hoo boy, "Skateboard Wiz". A vice-loving man desperate for money [[AdultFear finds an unattended, prepubescent girl at the local arcade]] and sweet-talks her into using her talents to "help out" at his vice-den of choice. This "helping out" requires that the girl wear a revealing dress to look more "mature". And it's the '70s, so everyone and his brother is wearing a PornStache. Really, the episode feels a ''lot'' like an hour-long StrangerDanger PSA.[[note]]Despite the episode's title and semi-memetic screencaps, there's very little actual skateboarding; the main plot revolves more around an arcade, and the illegal casino hidden in its backrooms.[['note]]

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Hoo boy, "Skateboard Wiz". A vice-loving man desperate for money [[AdultFear finds an unattended, prepubescent girl at the local arcade]] and sweet-talks her into using her talents to "help out" at his vice-den of choice. This "helping out" requires that the girl wear a revealing dress to look more "mature". And it's the '70s, so everyone and his brother is wearing a PornStache. Really, the episode feels a ''lot'' like an hour-long StrangerDanger PSA.[[note]]Despite the episode's title and semi-memetic screencaps, there's very little actual skateboarding; the main plot revolves more around an arcade, and the illegal casino hidden in its backrooms.[['note]][[/note]]
13th Jun '17 6:16:03 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Hoo boy, "Skateboard Wiz". A vice-loving man desperate for money [[AdultFear finds an unattended, prepubescent girl at the local arcade]] and sweet-talks her into using her talents to "help out" at his vice-den of choice. This "helping out" requires that the girl wear a revealing dress to look more "mature". And it's the '70s, so everyone and his brother is wearing a PornStache. Really, the episode feels a ''lot'' like an hour-long StrangerDanger PSA.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Hoo boy, "Skateboard Wiz". A vice-loving man desperate for money [[AdultFear finds an unattended, prepubescent girl at the local arcade]] and sweet-talks her into using her talents to "help out" at his vice-den of choice. This "helping out" requires that the girl wear a revealing dress to look more "mature". And it's the '70s, so everyone and his brother is wearing a PornStache. Really, the episode feels a ''lot'' like an hour-long StrangerDanger PSA.[[note]]Despite the episode's title and semi-memetic screencaps, there's very little actual skateboarding; the main plot revolves more around an arcade, and the illegal casino hidden in its backrooms.[['note]]
12th Jun '17 11:10:08 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* DemotedToExtra: Steve Trevor (Jr.) during the last leg of the CBS era, where he was made Diana's commander instead of field partner; the never-materialized fourth season probably would've written him out entirely.
** To an extent, this happened to ''Wonder Woman herself'' in the CBS era, which (probably to compete with NBC's ''Series/TheBionicWoman'') became increasingly focused on Diana as a non-powered government agent and only had her turn into Wonder Woman when some bad-guys needed punching (even the iconic invisible jet was gone by Season 3). In contrast, the ABC-era episodes frequently referenced Diana's Amazon background, and their villains would make specific plans and contingencies for Wonder Woman rather than treating her as a random annoyance.
12th Jun '17 11:01:21 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* WindsOfDestinyChange: OneShotCharacter Bonnie Murphy, the "girl with a gift for disaster", produces bad luck whenever she's agitated. Her episode comes up with a ''lot'' of TechnoBabble to try and justify it, but she might as well be an actual (if reluctant) witch.
6th Jun '17 12:17:53 PM nightkiller
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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Wonder Woman always looks like she's just won the Miss World pageant (which Lynda Carter actually did in 1972) regardless of the death-defying experiences she frequently endures.

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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Wonder Woman always looks like she's just won competing in the Miss World pageant (which Lynda Carter actually did in 1972) regardless of the death-defying experiences she frequently endures.



* IdealHero: Wonder Woman possesses super-strength, super-speed, bullet-deflecting bracelets, an invisible plane, a golden lasso that can compel people to tell the truth and obey other commands, a tiara that can be used as a boomerang weapon, and the ability to communicate with animals. She is also a compassionate hero who fights honorably and strives to redeem her adversaries whenever possible. And after Season 1, her two known weaknesses on the show (i.e. being stripped of her magic belt or being exposed to chloroform) were almost never used again. And she was played by an actress who previously won the Miss World competition. There's a reason that Wonder Woman remains the iconic superheroine of the genre.

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* IdealHero: Wonder Woman possesses super-strength, super-speed, bullet-deflecting bracelets, an invisible plane, a golden lasso that can compel people to tell the truth and obey other commands, a tiara that can be used as a boomerang weapon, and the ability to communicate with animals. She is also a compassionate hero who fights honorably and strives to redeem her adversaries whenever possible. And after Season 1, her two known weaknesses on the show (i.e. being stripped of her magic belt or being exposed to chloroform) were almost never used again. And she was played by an actress who previously won represented the USA in the Miss World competition. There's a reason that Wonder Woman remains the iconic superheroine of the genre.



* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: In the comics, Wonder Woman is canonically acknowledged as the world's most beautiful woman, due to the blessing she received from Aphrodite. In real life, Lynda Carter had already been crowned Miss World prior to being cast as Wonder Woman.

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* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: In the comics, Wonder Woman is canonically acknowledged as the world's most beautiful woman, due to the blessing she received from Aphrodite. In real life, Lynda Carter had already been crowned represented the USA in the Miss World pageant prior to being cast as Wonder Woman.
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