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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: DC's WonderWoman during ''JLA/Avengers''. In an alternate reality where the Justice League and Avengers co-exist, Wonder Woman always beats Wonder Man in an annual arm wrestling contest with a smile on her face. Their fight in the Savage Land also goes Wonder Woman's way after she ties up Simon with her lasso.

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: DC's WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman during ''JLA/Avengers''. In an alternate reality where the Justice League and Avengers co-exist, Wonder Woman always beats Wonder Man in an annual arm wrestling contest with a smile on her face. Their fight in the Savage Land also goes Wonder Woman's way after she ties up Simon with her lasso.


* ShoutOut: ''Wonder Man: My Fair Super Hero #3'' directly references Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes using the Statue of Liberty. In the same issue, Beast uses [[Series/{{Frasier}} Frasier Crane's]] "I'm listening" catchphrase, which is a reference to Creator/KelseyGrammar, who played Beast in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''.

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* ShoutOut: ''Wonder Man: My Fair Super Hero #3'' directly references Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes using the Statue of Liberty. In the same issue, Beast uses [[Series/{{Frasier}} Frasier Crane's]] "I'm listening" catchphrase, which is a reference to Creator/KelseyGrammar, Creator/KelseyGrammer, who played Beast in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''.


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%%* BackFromTheDead* BackFromTheDead: More than once, like most heroes.



%%* [[BroughtToYouByTheLetterS Brought To You By The Letter W]]

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%%* * [[BroughtToYouByTheLetterS Brought To You By The Letter W]]W]]: And on some costumes, the letter M.



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%%* EnergyBeing: Initially downplayed, his flesh and blood tissues were fortified with an ionic treatment, meaning he was an energy being possessing an organic body. After he seemingly died, his body entered a coma that turned himself more completely into energy, a form he occasionally takes.

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%%* * EnergyBeing: Initially downplayed, his flesh and blood tissues were fortified with an ionic treatment, meaning he was an energy being possessing an organic body. After he seemingly died, his body entered a coma that turned himself more completely into energy, a form he occasionally takes.


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* MinovskyPhysics: His super strength is later explained by the Watcher as being derived from Pym particles, which are capable of modulating strength and density along with mass.


Blaming [[IronMan Tony Stark]] for his company's troubles, Simon is about to be sent to prison when his bail is paid by Amora, the Enchantress. Temporarily free, Simon is faced with a proposition from Baron Zemo, the leader of the Masters of Evil: superhuman powers in exchange for destroying the Comicbook/TheAvengers from within. Agreeing, Simon accompanies the Masters to South America, where he is granted superhuman strength and durability via Zemo's "ionic ray" treatment. Calling his creation "Wonder Man", Zemo has Simon test his strength against Amora's companion, Skurge the Executioner. Besting Skurge, Wonder Man is informed that the treatment that gave him superpowers also altered his metabolism. Without periodic doses of a special serum, Simon would die within a week. This was intended to ensure Simon's loyalty to Zemo, the only man who could provide the serum.

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Blaming [[IronMan [[Franchise/IronMan Tony Stark]] for his company's troubles, Simon is about to be sent to prison when his bail is paid by Amora, the Enchantress. Temporarily free, Simon is faced with a proposition from Baron Zemo, the leader of the Masters of Evil: superhuman powers in exchange for destroying the Comicbook/TheAvengers Franchise/TheAvengers from within. Agreeing, Simon accompanies the Masters to South America, where he is granted superhuman strength and durability via Zemo's "ionic ray" treatment. Calling his creation "Wonder Man", Zemo has Simon test his strength against Amora's companion, Skurge the Executioner. Besting Skurge, Wonder Man is informed that the treatment that gave him superpowers also altered his metabolism. Without periodic doses of a special serum, Simon would die within a week. This was intended to ensure Simon's loyalty to Zemo, the only man who could provide the serum.



No relationship to WonderWoman, if you're [[{{Pun}} wondering]]. Though they have faced each other in [[IntercontinuityCrossover some crossovers]]. Also, he has nothing to do with [[ComicBook/WillEisnersWonderMan an old superhero made by Will Eisner]] of [[NamesTheSame the same name]] made decades before this one.

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No relationship to WonderWoman, Franchise/WonderWoman, if you're [[{{Pun}} wondering]]. Though they have faced each other in [[IntercontinuityCrossover some crossovers]]. Also, he has nothing to do with [[ComicBook/WillEisnersWonderMan an old superhero made by Will Eisner]] of [[NamesTheSame the same name]] made decades before this one.



* StuntDouble: Taking advantage of his invulnerability, Simon worked as a stuntman when he couldn't find acting jobs.

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* StuntDouble: InUniverse. Taking advantage of his invulnerability, Simon worked as a stuntman when he couldn't find acting jobs.


The revived Simon joined the Avengers as Wonder Man, and was a member for years, becoming best friends with The Beast (from The ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, at the time an Avenger) and later had a romantic relationship with Wanda the Scarlet Witch (who ironically had once been married to The Vision.) Simon was one of the founding members of the West Coast Avengers, and began a side career in Hollywood as an actor and stuntman. After the dismantling of the West Coast branch, he joined Iron Man's new team, Force Works, but was disintegrated on the team's first mission. Many months later, he would remanifest in a purely energy state, thanks to the Scarlet Witch subconsciously using her powers to call on him in times of need; she would later find a way to fully restore Simon to a physical body.

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The revived Simon joined the Avengers as Wonder Man, and was a member for years, becoming best friends with The Beast (from The ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, ComicBook/XMen, at the time an Avenger) and later had a romantic relationship with Wanda the Scarlet Witch (who ironically had once been married to The Vision.) Simon was one of the founding members of the West Coast Avengers, and began a side career in Hollywood as an actor and stuntman. After the dismantling of the West Coast branch, he joined Iron Man's new team, Force Works, but was disintegrated on the team's first mission. Many months later, he would remanifest in a purely energy state, thanks to the Scarlet Witch subconsciously using her powers to call on him in times of need; she would later find a way to fully restore Simon to a physical body.


''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' teases the thought of adding Wonder Man to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, and casting Creator/NathanFillion (a member of director Creator/JamesGunn's ProductionPosse) as him.

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A ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' DeletedScene with posters for a Simon Williams movie festival teases the thought of adding Wonder Man to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, and casting Creator/NathanFillion (a member of director Creator/JamesGunn's ProductionPosse) as him.


* ''MarvelUltimateAlliance 2'': Non-playable, Wonder Man is a boss for the Anti-Registration side.

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* ''MarvelUltimateAlliance 2'': ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance2'': Non-playable, Wonder Man is a boss for the Anti-Registration side.


-->-- '''Wonder Man''' to TheVision, ''Wonder Man #8''

Wonder Man is a MarvelComics superhero created by Creator/StanLee, Don Heck, and Creator/JackKirby. Making his debut in ''Avengers #9'' (October, 1964), Simon Williams is one of the Avengers' strongest, most outspoken members. He won the SuperpowerLottery with his "ionic energy", which gives him speed, strength, immortality, flight, and plenty of other powers besides. (They tend to change with time.)

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-->-- '''Wonder Man''' to TheVision, ComicBook/TheVision, ''Wonder Man #8''

Wonder Man is a MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics superhero created by Creator/StanLee, Don Heck, and Creator/JackKirby. Making his debut in ''Avengers #9'' (October, 1964), Simon Williams is one of the Avengers' strongest, most outspoken members. He won the SuperpowerLottery with his "ionic energy", which gives him speed, strength, immortality, flight, and plenty of other powers besides. (They tend to change with time.)



Arranging a staged battle between himself and the Masters of Evil, Wonder Man is successful in winning the Avengers over. After explaining his reliance on Zemo's serum, the Avengers attempt to cure him but are unsuccessful. Left with no choice but to remain loyal to Zemo, Wonder Man leads the Avengers into an ambush by the Masters of Evil. During the battle, Simon has a change of heart and helps the Avengers defeat the Masters instead, knowing full well that he was sacrificing his lifeline in the process. Proud of his choice, Simon succumbs to the treatment's deadly side effect and falls into a coma. Unable to find any life signs, the Avengers come to the conclusion that Simon passed away. Placing his body in suspended animation for the trip back to the United States, Iron Man creates a copy of Simon's brain patterns in the hope that one day they'll be able to revive him. The brain patterns were later used by the super-villain Ultron to create a personality matrix for TheVision, a synthezoid who would turn against his master and join the Avengers. Given Simon's history of having done exactly the same thing, this wasn't one of Ultron's smartest plans.

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Arranging a staged battle between himself and the Masters of Evil, Wonder Man is successful in winning the Avengers over. After explaining his reliance on Zemo's serum, the Avengers attempt to cure him but are unsuccessful. Left with no choice but to remain loyal to Zemo, Wonder Man leads the Avengers into an ambush by the Masters of Evil. During the battle, Simon has a change of heart and helps the Avengers defeat the Masters instead, knowing full well that he was sacrificing his lifeline in the process. Proud of his choice, Simon succumbs to the treatment's deadly side effect and falls into a coma. Unable to find any life signs, the Avengers come to the conclusion that Simon passed away. Placing his body in suspended animation for the trip back to the United States, Iron Man creates a copy of Simon's brain patterns in the hope that one day they'll be able to revive him. The brain patterns were later used by the super-villain Ultron to create a personality matrix for TheVision, ComicBook/TheVision, a synthezoid who would turn against his master and join the Avengers. Given Simon's history of having done exactly the same thing, this wasn't one of Ultron's smartest plans.



* RobotMe: TheVision, who possesses a copy of Simon's brain patterns. Initially disturbed by the synthezoid, Simon eventually recognizes the Vision as a "brother".

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* RobotMe: TheVision, ComicBook/TheVision, who possesses a copy of Simon's brain patterns. Initially disturbed by the synthezoid, Simon eventually recognizes the Vision as a "brother".


In the UltimateMarvel universe, Wonder Man is the current form of [[ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour Ultimate Ben Grimm]], after he "metamorphs" out of his classical {{golem}}-like form.

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In the UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universe, Wonder Man is the current form of [[ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour Ultimate Ben Grimm]], after he "metamorphs" out of his classical {{golem}}-like form.


No relationship to WonderWoman, if you're [[{{Pun}} wondering]]. Though they have faced each other in [[IntercontinuityCrossover some crossovers]].

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No relationship to WonderWoman, if you're [[{{Pun}} wondering]]. Though they have faced each other in [[IntercontinuityCrossover some crossovers]].
crossovers]]. Also, he has nothing to do with [[ComicBook/WillEisnersWonderMan an old superhero made by Will Eisner]] of [[NamesTheSame the same name]] made decades before this one.


* SuperStrength: Often considered the third strongest Avenger after [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] and [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules]], Wonder Man is one of the strongest Earth-based heroes in the MarvelUniverse. Captain America once described Simon's strength as [[ComicBook/TheSentry Sentry-level]], while Simon himself compared his punches to blows from Mjolnir, Thor's enchanted hammer.

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* SuperStrength: Often considered the third strongest Avenger after [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] and [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules]], Wonder Man is one of the strongest Earth-based heroes in the MarvelUniverse. Captain America once described Simon's strength as [[ComicBook/TheSentry Sentry-level]], while Simon himself compared his punches to blows from Mjolnir, {{Mjolnir}}, Thor's enchanted hammer.


''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' teases the thought of adding Wonder Man to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, and casting Creator/NathanFillion as him.

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''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' teases the thought of adding Wonder Man to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, and casting Creator/NathanFillion (a member of director Creator/JamesGunn's ProductionPosse) as him.


''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' teases the thought of adding Wonder Man to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.[[labelnote:spoiler]]A movie theater in one scene advertises a "Simon Williams Film Festival", with Creator/NathanFillion (a member of ''Guardians'' director Creator/JamesGunn's ProductionPosse) portraying Williams on the posters.[[/labelnote]]

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''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' teases the thought of adding Wonder Man to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.[[labelnote:spoiler]]A movie theater in one scene advertises a "Simon Williams Film Festival", with Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, and casting Creator/NathanFillion (a member of ''Guardians'' director Creator/JamesGunn's ProductionPosse) portraying Williams on the posters.[[/labelnote]]
as him.


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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: As of late.

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%%* EnergyBeing
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EnergyBeing: Initially downplayed, his flesh and blood tissues were fortified with an ionic treatment, meaning he was an energy being possessing an organic body. After he seemingly died, his body entered a coma that turned himself more completely into energy, a form he occasionally takes.
* FingerlessGloves: Some of his costumes have these.
* FlyingBrick: Much like Superman, he just started off as an invulnerable superhuman capable of InASingleBound, replicating flight with various JetPack implements. Eventually he developed enough control over his energy form to perform true flight and eye beams.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: He started off as a mole for the Masters of Evil before BecomingTheMask.As of late.late he switches between an ally and antagonist to the Avengers.



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* TheMole: Wonder Man was created to destroy the Avengers from within.

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%%* MegatonPunch
* TheMole: Wonder Man was created to destroy the Avengers from within. He ended up BecomingTheMask and sacrificing himself for them.



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%%* NighInvulnerable* PurpleIsPowerful: Even though the most visible side effect of his powers is glowing red eyes his occasional ionic form is purple.



** There's also part of his acting career, being truncated by his constantly glowing eyes and drastic musculature, as sunglass wearing leotard clad "Mr. Muscles". Beast found it hilarious.



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* WhoWantsToLiveForever

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* WhoWantsToLiveForeverWhoWantsToLiveForever: He's had some angst over being immortal.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: His heel face revolving is eventually figured to be a result of the energy that sustains his body leaking causing instability.

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* DecompositeCharacter: In the Comicbook/UltimateMarvel Universe, "Wonder Man" is a bit of an odd duck. Ben Grimm 'evolves' from his traditional rock-monster Thing look back into his burly human form with similar abilities ("ionic" energy projections, FlyingBrick, etc) to the 616-Wonder Man. However, a later story arc in Comicbook/TheUltimates introduced it's own version of Wonder Man (who is actually named Simon Williams at that). His power set is significantly downgraded from his 616-incarnation, merely being gifted with SuperStrength and SuperToughness acquired from his days as a Professional Bodybuilder and Olympian who fell from grace when it came to light he was using PED's laced with Mutant Growth Hormones.

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