Fridge / Wonder Woman

General Examples

  • Fridge Logic: From reading the Useless Boyfriend page, specifically the line by Steve Trevor that "being a secret agent is a cinch when you have a super-powered girlfriend". The line seems to qualify for that page, since it implies that he doesn't do anything. Then I realized that he's not so much James Bond as he is Micheal Weston, who shows that good secret agents (or as he terms them, spies) are less about shooting people and stealing secrets, as they are about manipulating assets into shooting people and stealing secrets. Steve Trevor is a great spy/secret agent, seeing as his asset is Wonder Woman. The only downside is his preferred tactic to motivate his asset is to put himself in danger.
  • Unlike Superman, Wonder Woman isn't actually bullet-proof, but has those bracelets that she can deflect bullets with. So, has no one ever tried aiming for her legs?
    • To be fair, most soldiers are trained to aim for the center of mass, meaning her chest where she can easily maneuver her arms to block most rounds. Besides, she's fast enough to keep up with The Flash and strong enough to match blows with Superman, the lack of utterly invulnerable skin is more of a plot device than anything else.
    • There's this fan comic on why she deflects bullets with her bracelets. Because if she deflects bullets with her chest like Superman does, expect chest jiggling and perverts giggling.

Comic Book Examples

  • Ares' plot to use Genocide and the Olympians to start World War III and kill everyone on Earth during "Rise of the Olympian" at first seems like a spectacularly stupid thing to do, given that Diana established waaaay back in the first Perez arc that doing so would end all war and cause Ares to fade away himself. And then you remember that Ares spent most of Greg Rucka's run "re-inventing himself," first as the God of Conflict (not just war), and later usurping Hades as the Lord of the Dead, and you realize that he always intended to go through with the original plan. He just wanted to get himself in a safe position first. If you rule over the dead, and everyone is dead, that's what you call job security.
  • When comics depict a conflict between Wonder Woman and Superman, they typically give Diana a magic weapon, since magic entirely bypasses Superman's invulnerability... except since the Silver Age and unless stripped of her powers, Wonder Woman's been a divine champion empowered by the gods and created out of clay.
    • Magic doesn't necessarily "completely bypass" his invulnerability, he simply has no invulnerability to it. According to the DC wiki,there is a difference. How much effect the magic has is dependent on the intended effect-a Spell of Magic Missile, for example, would have the same effect on him as on, say, Batman. And since Superman is capable of extended slugfests with Shazam, who does channel magic and divine power through his fists, and typically Diana is not depicted as being anywhere near that level in terms of godly power, giving her that extra advantage is necessary.
  • Fridge Logic: It's a repeated point in Azzarello's run that Diana was bullied as a child by other Amazons for her perceived origin, even being derogatorily called "clay". Except, The New 52 Amazons have been characterized as such insane man-haters they threatened to castrate one of their own gods for literally just being around. So of anything, wouldn't they see her as a symbol of their ideals, since as Hermes said "no male seed created her"?