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** While there is almost certainly some truth to the HollywoodHomely explanation, Helen's plight wasn't so much that she was genuinely ugly, but more that she was ''plain''. In other words, her problem was precisely that she was, as you put it, "no Wonder Woman." She's only described as being ugly because she's being compared to actual prima ballerinas... by men, which explains her hatred of them.

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** While there is almost certainly some truth to the HollywoodHomely explanation, Helen's plight wasn't so much that she was genuinely ugly, but more that she was ''plain''. In other words, her problem was precisely that she was, as you put it, "no Wonder Woman." She's only described as being ugly because she's being compared to actual prima ballerinas... by men, which explains her hatred of them.them.

* If Wonder Woman is an Amazon with deep ties to Greek culture, her native language is Greek and she moves among Greek gods and godesses; then why does she have a Latin name? She's called Diana... the actual Greek equivalent would be Artemis.


*** The Nemesis in question is Tom Tresser (Diana's love interest during Gail Simone's run). He and Diana became partners working at the Department of metahuman affairs in Allan Heinberg's story "Who is Wonder Woman."

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*** The Nemesis in question is Tom Tresser (Diana's love interest during Gail Simone's run).[[ComicBook/WonderWoman2006 run]]). He and Diana became partners working at the Department of metahuman affairs in Allan Heinberg's story "Who is Wonder Woman."

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*** Why would she need to use her bracelets for that? If she's really bulletproof, then she could just stand in front of whoever she's protecting and let the bullets bounce off of her, like Superman does.


** She has a telepathic link with it, in the same vein as the telepathic communications system the Amazons developed.

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** She has In ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942,'' before her telepathic powers were jettisoned, she had a telepathic link with it, in it via the same vein as the "mental radio" telepathic communications system the Amazons developed.


* Helen Alexandros the original Silver Swanin her mortal form is described as hideous but her picture is actually rather cute, sure she had freckles and was no Wonder Woman but she was hardly ugly to the point of saying "I hate men".

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* Helen Alexandros the original Silver Swanin Swan in her mortal form is described as hideous but her picture is actually rather cute, sure she had freckles and was no Wonder Woman but she was hardly ugly to the point of saying "I hate men".



** While there is almost certainly some truth to the HollywoodHomely explanation, Helen's plight wasn't so much that she was genuinely ugly, but more that she was ''plain''. In other words, her problem was precisely that she was, as you put it, "no Wonder Woman." She's only described as being ugly because she's being compared to actual prima ballerinas.

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** While there is almost certainly some truth to the HollywoodHomely explanation, Helen's plight wasn't so much that she was genuinely ugly, but more that she was ''plain''. In other words, her problem was precisely that she was, as you put it, "no Wonder Woman." She's only described as being ugly because she's being compared to actual prima ballerinas.ballerinas... by men, which explains her hatred of them.


** While there is almost certainly some truth to the HollywoodHomely explanation, Helen's plight wasn't so much that she was genuinely ugly, but more that she was ''plain''. In other words, her problem was precisely that she was, as you put it, "no Wonder Woman." She's only described as being ugly because she's being compared to actual ballerinas.

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** While there is almost certainly some truth to the HollywoodHomely explanation, Helen's plight wasn't so much that she was genuinely ugly, but more that she was ''plain''. In other words, her problem was precisely that she was, as you put it, "no Wonder Woman." She's only described as being ugly because she's being compared to actual prima ballerinas.


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** While there is almost certainly some truth to the HollywoodHomely explanation, Helen's plight wasn't so much that she was genuinely ugly, but more that she was ''plain''. In other words, her problem was precisely that she was, as you put it, "no Wonder Woman." She's only described as being ugly because she's being compared to actual ballerinas.


* Does Wonder Woman have an archenemy? Superman has Lex Luthor and Batman has The Joker, so who does Wonder Woman have? Is she like Spiderman, who's got three different archenemies, or what?

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* Does Wonder Woman have an archenemy? Superman has Lex Luthor and Batman has The Joker, so who does Wonder Woman have? Is she like Spiderman, Spider-Man, who's got three different archenemies, or what?


*** Furthermore, Maxwell Lord was, and is, a complete monster. While Zatanna got vetoed and banned from mindwiping anyone because, last time she did, she turned Doctor Light into "Rapist [=McRape=], the Rapist Therapist", Maxwell Lord proved during the ComicBook/BrightestDay storyline to be not above killing superpowered children, getting Magog explode in a crowded city just to get a ComicBook/KingdomCome thrown at the JLI and sending his creations to get some petty revenge over Franchise/WonderWoman herself while claiming to be the world's savior. Basically, he was in Diana's eyes a deeply disturbed man handling the most powerful humanoid on Earth. And she doesn't seem pained by killing him, but rather by the realization that Brother Eye, broadcasting her actions without relaying the context, actually turned her mission to spread peace in the Patriarch World into an instant failure.

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*** Furthermore, Maxwell Lord was, and is, a complete a monster. While Zatanna got vetoed and banned from mindwiping anyone because, last time she did, she turned Doctor Light into "Rapist [=McRape=], the Rapist Therapist", Maxwell Lord proved during the ComicBook/BrightestDay storyline to be not above killing superpowered children, getting Magog explode in a crowded city just to get a ComicBook/KingdomCome thrown at the JLI and sending his creations to get some petty revenge over Franchise/WonderWoman herself while claiming to be the world's savior. Basically, he was in Diana's eyes a deeply disturbed man handling the most powerful humanoid on Earth. And she doesn't seem pained by killing him, but rather by the realization that Brother Eye, broadcasting her actions without relaying the context, actually turned her mission to spread peace in the Patriarch World into an instant failure.

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*** To protect other people. A lot of the time (at least, in bulletproof versions) when Wonder Woman plays "bullets and bracelets", she's standing in front of someone who ''isn't'' bulletproof and deflecting the fire away from them.


*** Furthermore, Maxwell Lord was, and is, a complete monster. While Zatanna got vetoed and banned from mindwiping anyone because, last time she did, she turned Doctor Light into "Rapist [=McRape=], the Rapist Therapist", Maxwell Lord proved during the ComicBook/BrightestDay storyline to be not above killing superpowered children, getting Magog explode in a crowded city just to get a ComicBook/KingdomCome thrown at the JLI and sending his creations to get some petty revenge over WonderWoman herself while claiming to be the world's savior. Basically, he was in Diana's eyes a deeply disturbed man handling the most powerful humanoid on Earth. And she doesn't seem pained by killing him, but rather by the realization that Brother Eye, broadcasting her actions without relaying the context, actually turned her mission to spread peace in the Patriarch World into an instant failure.

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*** Furthermore, Maxwell Lord was, and is, a complete monster. While Zatanna got vetoed and banned from mindwiping anyone because, last time she did, she turned Doctor Light into "Rapist [=McRape=], the Rapist Therapist", Maxwell Lord proved during the ComicBook/BrightestDay storyline to be not above killing superpowered children, getting Magog explode in a crowded city just to get a ComicBook/KingdomCome thrown at the JLI and sending his creations to get some petty revenge over WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman herself while claiming to be the world's savior. Basically, he was in Diana's eyes a deeply disturbed man handling the most powerful humanoid on Earth. And she doesn't seem pained by killing him, but rather by the realization that Brother Eye, broadcasting her actions without relaying the context, actually turned her mission to spread peace in the Patriarch World into an instant failure.


* Helen Alexandros the original Silver Swanin her mortal form is described as hideous but her picture is actually rather cute, sure she had freckles and was no Wonder Woman but she was hardly ugly to the point of saying "I hate men".

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* Helen Alexandros the original Silver Swanin her mortal form is described as hideous but her picture is actually rather cute, sure she had freckles and was no Wonder Woman but she was hardly ugly to the point of saying "I hate men".men".
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*** Given that all of the individuals chosen to represent those Corps were nearby -- and given how many people the Black Lanterns have killed -- all it would take would be for Wonder Woman to love the entire world more than anyone else ''available nearby''.


** Apparently, the idea was to make her distinct from the other big two superheroes (Superman and Batman) in that she can and will kill if absolutely necessary (the one time the Post-Crisis Superman consciously killed someone � when he executed the three pocket universe Kryptonian supervillains � it was ''huge deal'' to him and haunted him for a long time afterwards, which doesn't seem to be the case with Wonder Woman). Even if this was a RetCon, it kinda makes sense, as (unlike Superman and Batman), WW was raised in a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy warrior culture]]. During Gail Simone's run, WW explicitly states that she can kill to save innocent lives, but not for selfish reasons, such as revenge.

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** Apparently, the idea was to make her distinct from the other big two superheroes (Superman and Batman) in that she can and will kill if absolutely necessary (the one time the Post-Crisis Superman consciously killed someone � - when he executed the three pocket universe Kryptonian supervillains � - it was ''huge deal'' to him and haunted him for a long time afterwards, which doesn't seem to be the case with Wonder Woman). Even if this was a RetCon, it kinda makes sense, as (unlike Superman and Batman), WW was raised in a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy warrior culture]]. During Gail Simone's run, WW explicitly states that she can kill to save innocent lives, but not for selfish reasons, such as revenge.

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** The lasso regularly shows people truths they were not aware of, it's how she breaks mindcontrol and illusions on others, can tell if she's been lied to by using it on herself, and her most often used method for reforming her villains is by showing them the truth about their motivations or the end result of their plans should they succeed. It normally does ''not'' cause physical pain like it does in [[Film/WonderWoman2017 the movie]], but the truth itself can hurt and some of her villains [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone commit suicide]] after having it used on them.

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