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TheHeart of Franchise/TheDCU. '''[[TropeCodifier The]]''' [[ActionGirl Female]] {{Superhero}}.²²The 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.²²She was created in 1941 by psychologist William Moulton Marston (then an educational consultant to DC Comics) along with his wife Elizabeth Holloway Marston, as a deliberate counterpoint to the all-male stable of "''Übermenschen''" published by DC at the time. Marston was remarkably free of the era's usual prejudices about and disdain for women, and intentionally designed the character to embody his image of an idealized strong, unconventional and independent woman. The character first appeared in ''All-Star Comics'' #8 (December, 1941).²²Marston 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 "submission to loving authority," which shares some elements with UsefulNotes/{{BDSM}} and/or bondage, which many modern commentators have noticed - e.g., the [[http://www.superdickery.com/tag/suffering-sappho/ "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 appealing to fetishes, others characterize this as a gross oversimplification.²²He also had very unconventional views on how the world should be run for the time he lived in, believing a Matriarchy would be superior to the male-dominated world of the 1940s. This was the basis for Paradise Island.²²Due to the deal Marston struck with DC, for a long time (at least through 1986), DC had to publish at least four issues of ''Wonder Woman'' each year or lose the rights to the character. This may have been one of the reasons that she was one of the few {{superhero}}es who continued publishing during UsefulNotes/TheInterregnum, along with Franchise/{{Superman}}, {{Franchise/Batman}} and a handful of others. Her longevity is certainly one reason that contributed to her being one of DC's "Big Three" -- as Creator/FrankMiller described it -- Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman, are all the "gods" of the DC Universe, and the rest are all "just" heroes (something that is taken to its logical extreme in the Creator/KurtBusiek[=/=]Mark Bagley year-long series ''ComicBook/{{Trinity|2008}}''). Also playing a big role: her [[Series/WonderWoman1975 1970s TV series]] with Creator/LyndaCarter and her visibility in the ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' cartoon, as noted below.²²Originally, Wonder Woman's powers were relatively limited, compared with her contemporaries. [[JackOfAllStats She was strong, but not as strong as Superman. She was fast, but not as fast as]] ComicBook/TheFlash. She couldn't fly, but she could "[[NotQuiteFlight glide on air currents]]". Most of her powers were gadget-based; the bullet-deflecting bracelets, the Lasso of Truth, the invisible jet. The [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] version of the character was stated as having the Strength of Hercules and the Speed of Hermes, deities who were shown to be a match for Superman and Flash, respectively, in other series. Wonder Woman herself battled Superman to a standstill in the tabloid-sized special comic "Superman versus Wonder Woman".²²The bosomy [[note]]like ComicBook/PowerGirl, exactly how bosomy depended on the artist - by the 1990s she became positively {{Stripperific}}[[/note]], raven-haired Amazon heroine was never as well-known by the general public as the other "big heroes" until the 1970s, thanks to Shannon Farnon, her voice actress on ''Super Friends'', and Lynda Carter, who portrayed her in prime time. In addition, UsefulNotes/{{feminis|m}}ts loved her, as evidenced by her being on the cover of the premiere issue of the movement's flagship magazine, ''Ms.''²²At the same time, however, Wonder Woman was undergoing a ReTool; with the popularity of shows like ''Series/{{The Avengers|1960s}}'', and its visions of strong {{Action Girl}}s, she lost her powers, took up martial arts under inscrutable old Oriental guy I Ching, and became Undercover Agent Diana Prince. Ironically, this period was mostly ended by the above feminists, such as Gloria Steinem, who protested the depowering of a strong female character (the aforementioned ''Ms.'' cover was the vanguard of this). Plus, the stories themselves were generally considered below-par and no longer relevant with ''The Avengers'' having ended. As a result, Diana was repowered and rejoined the Justice League, and the whole episode is considered a DorkAge, though it is referenced from time to time.²²Later, she was revamped for ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' by the comics legend Creator/GeorgePerez. She was powered-up, giving her flight, and tying her much more to Greek mythology and a mission as a messenger of peace to "Patriarch's World". Furthermore, she considered a SecretIdentity obviously counterproductive in that role, so she stayed with her new friends, Julia Kapatelis, a classical Greek scholar, and her daughter Vanessa. Furthermore, ComicBook/SteveTrevor was revised to be old enough to be Diana's father, thus precluding the cliché romance; instead, he romanced Etta Candy. However, it turns out that he is indirectly linked to Diana's home since his mother, Diana Trevor, crash landed there and died helping the Amazons defeat a monster, making her a deeply honored hero to them.[[note]]It was also Perez's way of explaining why Wonder Woman's outfit was an American motif - they assumed Diana's insignia was her standard, and emulated them.[[/note]]²²In addition, she was simultaneously made much more naïve and tougher. The naïveté is such that Wonder Woman could not conceive of a woman being an enemy, which made the time when the ComicBook/{{Cheetah}} tried to con her out of her lasso an extremely upsetting moment. The toughness comes from being a classically trained warrior who is ready to kill as necessary and with no regrets, such as when she decapitated the villainous god Deimos. At the same time, her supervillain enemies became much more credible threats as in how the Cheetah was changed from a normal woman in a silly cheetah suit to a villain who became a powerful and deadly were-cheetah who is a real challenge to Diana in battle.²²A popular (and therefore cheapened) way to escalate the drama in Wonder Woman stories (or {{Crisis Crossover}}s) recently has been to threaten Paradise Island... and then make good on the threat. The Amazons have been all-but-destroyed by ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, themselves (in two civil wars), [[ComicBook/OurWorldsAtWar Imperiex]], Hera, [=OMAC=]s, [[ComicBook/NewGods Granny Goodness]] in the wake of ''ComicBook/AmazonsAttack'', and in AlternateUniverse by the removal of the gods' protection.²²In the mid-2000s run written by Creator/GregRucka, she suffered from a negative reaction in-universe, between escalating her role as emissary, leading to accusations of forcing her beliefs on people, and snapping the neck of a villain who had [[{{Brainwashed}} telepathic control]] of {{Franchise/Superman}} because [[IDidWhatIHadToDo she felt it was the only way to stop him]]. In the middle of all this, she fought shadowy corporate schemers, resurrected Gorgons, participated in the hostile takeover of Olympus by her patron, Pallas Athena, and faced the destruction of her home by [=OMACs=] (the whole OMAC's storyline, as well as much of the universe-changing crises that ultimately led to the "New 52" continuity reboot, can be seen as indirectly resulting from the killing). There was some delight at Wondy's appearance in ''Comicbook/{{Manhunter}}'', when she enlisted Kate Spencer's services as a lawyer during her trial for the killing which occurred during Rucka's run.²²After Rucka's run and the OMAC crossover event, Wonder Woman regained (or rather gained for the first time in this continuity) her Diana Prince: Secret Agent identity in order to connect with people. [[DorkAge Many fans were not pleased]], although others noted that it was very much a shout out to the Lynda Carter series which cast Diana as a spy. Soon after, she reluctantly got involved in a war between the Amazons (along with her newly resurrected mother) and Patriarch's World. ²²In the late 2000s, Wonder Woman's series was in the hands of Creator/GailSimone. Her supporting cast was revisited and she went up against a series of monsters including the ultrapowerful Genocide, her mother's former bodyguards, a grief-stricken Franchise/GreenLantern, her own pantheon, and some long-lost family members who were abducted by a vicious alien race. The tales were epic, twisty and generally well received, and Gail's deep love for the character is evident.²²However, she was not the first woman to write the comic, as has sometimes been claimed. That distinction goes to William Moulton Marston's assistant, Joye Hummel Murchison Kelly, who became increasingly involved in the plotting and writing of scripts during the 1940s as Marston's health declined. Ultimately she scripted many Wonder Woman stories on her own under the "Charles Moulton" pseudonym. Other women to write on the comic have included Dann Thomas (who cowrote ''Wonder Woman'' #300 in 1983, making her the title's first credited female writer), Mindy Newell in the 80s and 90s, and Jodi Picoult in 2007.²²Sales on the book continued to drop, so when Wondy's 600th overall issue (and a renumbering of the current series to reflect that) came around, Creator/JMichaelStraczynski [[http://comics.ign.com/articles/110/1102826p1.html shook things up.]] In his year-long storyline "[[ComicBook/WonderWomanOdyssey The Odyssey]]" (completed by Phil Hester), the gods went back in time to remove their protection from the Amazons. As a result, Paradise Island fell when Diana was a little girl, and a handful of Amazons smuggled her out and raised her on the streets of Man's World. During the story, Diana struggles to regain her powers and understand why the world seems disastrously wrong around her.²²After "The Odyssey" ended, Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang took over the title and relaunched as part of DC's ''Comicbook/{{New 52}}'' reboot. Their run on the book shoots for a much darker and more horror-influenced tone than previous runs. Wonder Woman once again sports a new costume, though it is much closer to the original than the suit from the JMS run. Azzarello and Chiang's ongoing work has met with both critical acclaim and controversy for their handling of the mythical and gender themes of Wonder Woman's world. Like Creator/GregRucka's run, Azzarello and Chiang approach Wonder Woman's world through the myths of the Greek gods, though the difference between the two approaches is quite clear. Additionally, in 2014, she started headlining a relaunch of ''Sensation Comics,'' meaning that, alongside ''Action Comics'' and ''Detective Comics,'' each member of DC's Trinity had their own "X Comics" series running alongside their solo book until ''Sensation'' was cancelled with issue #17.²²As part of the Comicbook/DCRebirth initiative, Creator/GregRucka returned to write ''Comicbook/WonderWomanRebirth''. His run attracted notice for being the first in the main DC continuity to depict Diana as in a relationship with another woman.[[note]]This writing decision was partly the result of Rucka seeing the character as representative of universal love for all humanity, regardless of gender, and partly because he thought it was the most logical explanation for how Diana could seemingly know all about love, sex, relationships, and marriage [[FridgeLogic despite growing up on an island]] populated [[LadyLand entirely by women.]][[/note]] Also, for the first time in three decades, Diana and Steve Trevor are officially a couple in mainstream continuity again.²²In 2016, Creator/GrantMorrison released centered around Wonder Woman set in the Earth One continuity, naturally titled as ''ComicBook/WonderWomanEarthOne''.²²The 2017 {{biopic}} ''Film/ProfessorMarstonAndTheWonderWomen'' is based on the lives of William Moulton Marston, his wife Elizabeth Holloway Marston, and their domestic partner Olive Byrne, the people who created and inspired her.²²Needless to say, the cheesy 1973 grindhouse film ''Film/WonderWomen'' has nothing to do with the superheroine, but we wish it did. ²²[[AC:Comic Books]]²[[index]]²* ''ComicBook/SensationComics'' (1942 - 1951)²* ''ComicBook/{{Wonder Woman|1942}}'' Vol 1 (1942 - 1986)²* ''ComicBook/{{Wonder Woman|1987}}'' Vol 2 (1987 - 2006)²** ''ComicBook/TheContest'' (1994) ²* ''ComicBook/{{Artemis}}: Requiem'' Vol 1 (1996 - 1996)²* ''ComicBook/{{Wonder Woman|2006}}'' Vol 3 (2006 - 2010)²* ''ComicBook/WonderGirl'' Vol 1 (2007 - 2008)²* ''ComicBook/WonderWomanOdyssey'' (2010 - 2011)²* ''Flashpoint: Wonder Woman and the Furies'' (2011 - 2011)²* ''ComicBook/{{Wonder Woman|2011}}'' Vol 4 (2011 - 2016) ²* ''ComicBook/WonderWomanRebirth'' (2016 - present)²* ''Wonder Woman: ComicBook/SteveTrevor Special'' (2017)²* ''The Odyssey of the Amazons'' (2017 - 2017)²* ''ComicBook/JusticeLeague''²** ''ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsJLA'' (1997 - 2006)²** ''ComicBook/{{Justice League|2011}}'' Vol 2 (2011 - 2016)²** ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueNoJustice'' (2018)²** ''ComicBook/JusticeLeague2018'' (2018 - present)²²[[AC:Elseworlds and Alternate Realities]] ²* ''The Legend Of Wonder Woman'' Vol 1 (1986 - 1986)²* ''ComicBook/WonderWomanAndTheStarRiders'' (1993)²* ''Justice Riders'' (1997)²* ''Wonder Woman: Amazonia'' (1998)²* ''ComicBook/SensationComicsFeaturingWonderWoman'' (2014 - 2016)²* ''Wonder Woman 77'' (2015 - 2016)²* ''ComicBook/DCComicsBombshells'' (2015 - 2017)²* ''ComicBook/{{The Legend of Wonder Woman|2016}}'' Vol 2 (2016 - 2016)²* ''ComicBook/WonderWomanEarthOne'' (2016)²²[[AC:Live-Action Features]]²* ''Film/{{Wonder Woman|1974}}'' (1974): The TV movie pilot starring Creator/CathyLeeCrosby as a (mostly) non-powered Wonder Woman who earned the nickname "Blonder Woman". The film was based upon a period in the comics when Diana had given up her superpowers and instead worked as an Emma Peel-esque crimefighter, though by the time it aired Wonder Woman had become a superhero again in the comics. Failed to sell as a ''Franchise/ModestyBlaise''-style TV series, so a do-over was ordered resulting in...²* ''Series/{{Wonder Woman|1975}}'': A 1975-79 show starring Creator/LyndaCarter. A more faithful adaptation of the comics, it is [[NarmCharm dated, particularly its early episodes set in World War II, but fondly remembered]]. And Lynda Carter managed an eerie resemblance to the original character as drawn by Gibson Girl artist Harry G. Peter.²* ''[[Series/WonderWoman2011Pilot Wonder Woman Pilot]]'' (2011): An attempted pilot for Creator/{{NBC}}'s 2011 season by David E. Kelley, focusing on Wonder Woman fairly established in Man's World and running the Themyscira Corporation to get her word out in between fighting crime, starring Creator/AdriannePalicki as Diana. It wasn't picked up, and fans weren't happy with what word leaked out - partially because Diana seemed to be a [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age]] hero set loose in a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] world, complained about the size of her breasts, and straight up murdered security guards.²* ''Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse'':²** ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'': Diana/Wonder Woman makes her first live action cinematic appearance in this film, played by Creator/GalGadot. She is acting as a supporting character with a pretty big role to play in the climax nonetheless. ²** ''Film/{{Wonder Woman|2017}}'': The [[invoked]][[SavedFromDevelopmentHell long-overdue]] solo film focusing on the superheroine. It serves as her [[SuperHeroOrigin origin story]], and takes place during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.²** ''Film/{{Justice League|2017}}'': She's a founding member of the eponymous Justice League, in its first live action cinematic incarnation.²*** ''Film/ZackSnydersJusticeLeague'' is a director's cut of the above that revisits the creation of the team in a different manner. ²** ''Film/WonderWoman1984'': The follow-up to the 2017 film, an {{interquel}} that pits her against Maxwell Lord and ComicBook/{{Cheetah}} in, well, [[TheEighties 1984]].²²[[AC:Literature]]²* ''Literature/WonderWomanWarbringer'': A DC Icons book by Creator/LeighBardugo.²²[[AC:Western Animation]]²* ''WesternAnimation/WonderWoman2009'': A DTV produced by Creator/BruceTimm but set in a separate continuity from the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse and focusing exclusively on her, intending to embrace the classic origin in full. She is voiced by Creator/KeriRussell.²* ''Wonder Woman'' (2013)²* ''WesternAnimation/WonderWomanBloodLines'' (2019): A DTV movie focusing on Wonder Woman's family heritage. Due to being set in the ''WesternAnimation/DCAnimatedMovieUniverse'' , she's once again voiced by Creator/RosarioDawson.²²²[[AC:Notable Comic Books Stories]]²[[index]]²* ''[[ComicBook/AllStarComicsNumberEight Introducing Wonder Woman]]'' (1941) [[note]]Wonder Woman's first appearance.[[/note]]²** ''[[ComicBook/SensationComicsNumberOne Wonder Woman Arrives in Man's World]]'' (1942)²* ''[[ComicBook/WonderWomanNumberOne The Origin of Wonder Woman]]'' (1942)²* ''Wonder Woman: Gods and Mortals'' (1987 - 1987) [[note]]Wonder Woman's post-[[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths Crisis]] origin story.[[/note]]²* ''Wonder Woman: Challenge of the Gods'' (1987 - 1988) [[note]]''Millennium'' event tie in and conclusion of Len Wein's run as a writer on the series[[/note]]²* ''ComicBook/TheContest'' (1994) [[note]]Hippolyta has a premonition that Wonder Woman will soon die in the line of duty so calls for a contest for the title and arranges for her daughter to lose.[[/note]]²* ''JLA: A League Of One'' (2000) [[note]]Di faces off against her allies to save them from a prophesied doom, and then takes on an ancient dragon on her own. Written by Christopher Moeller.[[/note]]²* ''Wonder Woman: Spirit of Truth'' (2001) [[note]]One-shot by Creator/PaulDini and Creator/AlexRoss[[/note]]²* ''Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia'' (2002) [[note]]Batman is hunting a woman under Di's protection and neither of them is willing to stand down. The first Wonder Woman story by Greg Rucka.[[/note]]²* ''Wonder Woman: Eyes Of The Gorgon'' (2004 - 2005) [[note]]Wonder Woman faces off against Medusa against a backdrop of political intrigue, written by Greg Rucka.[[/note]]²* ''Wonder Woman: Who Is Wonder Woman?'' (2006 - 2007) [[note]]''One Year Later'' event comic, and the first arc of ''Wonder Woman'' Vol 3.[[/note]]²* ''Wonder Woman: Rise of the Olympian'' (2009 - 2009) [[note]]Wonder Woman fights Zeus' new warriors the Gargareans, whom he created to replace the Amazons. Written by Creator/GailSimone.[[/note]]²* ''Wonder Woman Odyssey'' (2010 - 2011) [[note]]The final arc of ''Wonder Woman'' Vol 1, which was brought to an end by ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}.[[/note]]²* ''Wonder Woman: Blood'' (2011 - 2012) [[note]]The first arc of her New 52 series, ''[[ComicBook/WonderWoman2011 Wonder Woman]]'' Vol 4.[[/note]]²* ''Wonder Woman: Year One'' (2016 - 2017) [[note]]Greg Rucka's return as writer and the reinstatement of Di's more traditional origin to replace that from the New 52.[[/note]]²[[/index]]²²[[folder:Appearances in other media:]]²* A four-and-a-half-minute pilot reel was produced by [[Series/Batman1966 Greenway Productions]] in 1967 -- planned as an ultra-campy SitCom, with Wonder Woman (Ellie Wood Walker) as a delusional HollywoodHomely single girl who imagines herself a beautiful superhero. It was never aired, but can now be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRS5Bsf3l9c here]].²* ''WesternAnimation/TheBradyKids'' (1972): The character's first appearance in animation. In this spinoff of ''Series/TheBradyBunch'', the Brady kids meet Wonder Woman and together they are accidentally transported back to the time of the ancient Olympic Games. The kids plan to compete in the marathon and beat the Greek athletes to qualify for the race. Wonder Woman persuades the kids to disqualify themselves, explaining that if they win the race they will change the course of history. [[TheSeventies It's all kind of surreal.]]²* ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'': Alongside the male heroes of Creator/DCComics.²* A PoorlyDisguisedPilot in ''WesternAnimation/RubySpearsSuperman'', titled ''Superman and Wonder Woman vs. the Sorceress of Time''.²* Promotional materials for a show (and accompanying toy line) titled ''Wonder Woman and the Star Riders'', aimed at young girls, which never came to be.²* ''Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse'':²** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': Voiced by Creator/SusanEisenberg as a princess fresh from Paradise Island (Themyscara), and a little bit naive. She had a [[UnresolvedSexualTension budding]] [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys relationship]] with {{Franchise/Batman}}. Her origin story was retooled to fit with the series narrative, which left out much of the comic origin, though it was revisited in later episodes. Fans of the DC Comics generally consider this particular version of Wonder Woman to be the definitive version of the character ever to exist outside of the comics.²* ''[[ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier Justice League: The New Frontier]]'': An animated DirectToVideo based on the acclaimed comic series by Darwyn Cooke. This Wonder Woman was closely tied with her classic origin but examined the change from the Golden Age to the Silver Age. She was voiced by Creator/LucyLawless of ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' fame -- and her personality was a little Xena-ish too.²* Several WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies star Wonder Woman, including ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'', ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanApocalypse'', and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom''. She is voiced by Creator/VanessaMarshall in the former while Susan Eisenberg revisits the role in the latter two. There is virtually no between-film continuity as each DCU film tends to be a reboot. She also appears in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueTheFlashpointParadox'', reprised by Marshall. She also appears ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueWar'' and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueThroneOfAtlantis'' voiced by Creator/MichelleMonaghan and Creator/RosarioDawson [[TheOtherDarrin respectively]].²* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'': She appears in the ColdOpening of an episode and in the main story of another. Her design is an homage to the Golden Age and has a lot of canon references to the [[Series/WonderWoman1975 TV series]] - including the theme music. She's voiced by Vicki Lewis.²* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': She appears in bit parts in several episodes as a member of the Justice League. Due to rights issues that were not cleared up until after the show had already begun production, her sidekick Wonder Girl was excluded from the show's roster of teen superheroes during the first season. Wonder Girl (Cassandra Sandsmark) becomes a recurring character in Season 2, with Diana getting an expanded role. She is voiced by Creator/MaggieQ of ''Series/{{Nikita}}'' fame.²* ''WesternAnimation/SuperBestFriendsForever'': The series of animated shorts by Creator/LaurenFaust which feature the first animated appearance of ComicBook/WonderGirl (Donna Troy) in several decades.²* A series of ''WesternAnimation/DCNation'' shorts that take a Film/JamesBond-esque, California beach girl approach to the character.²* ''Amazon'': in light of the success of the CW's ''{{Series/Arrow}}'', the network looked at developing possible {{Series/Smallville}}-like approach to Wonder Woman, focusing on her teenage years and her emergence into the world outside Themyscira. In mid-2013 it was announced that the project had been cancelled and The CW instead commissioned ''{{Series/Gotham}}'', which took ''Amazon's'' prequel concept and gave it to Batman.²* ''Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines'': A 2012 documentary on the history of Wonder Woman and other superheroine and ActionHeroine characters, from a feminist perspective. ²* ''WesternAnimation/JLAAdventuresTrappedInTime'' : A 2014 movie that involved Karate Kid and Dawnstar working with the Justice League to stop ComicBook/LexLuthor. She's voiced by Creator/GreyDeLisle Griffin.²* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'': Minifigures of at least five DC heroes played roles of varying prominence in this 2014 Franchise/{{Lego}}-inspired film, including Wonder Woman. She only had two or three lines (recorded by Creator/CobieSmulders), but this still marked the first time she appeared in a theatrical movie. She returned in ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie2TheSecondPart'', the latter of which had Creator/CobieSmulders, Margot Rubin, and Emmett Mitchell respectively voice Wonder Woman as a minifigure, a minidoll, and a DUPLO figure.²* ''WebAnimation/DCSuperheroGirls'': A web-series tie-in for [[Toys/DCSuperheroGirls the toyline]]. It is set in a SuperheroSchool and features teenage versions of multiple superheroes and supervillains. Wonder Woman is the main protagonist and is the NewTransferStudent who rooms with ComicBook/HarleyQuinn. She's once again voiced by Creator/GreyDeLisle Griffin.²** ''WesternAnimation/DCSuperHeroGirls'': A full television series that serves as a ContinuityReboot of the same concept as the web series, with noticeable differences, such as which characters are included and more stylized character designs. She's once again voiced by Creator/GreyDeLisle Griffin.²* ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'': Diana appears in the web series to battle Music/StevieWonder. She is played by [[WebVideo/IISuperwomanII Lily Singh]].²* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction'': An animated series that started in 2016 featuring Wonder Woman as one of the three main characters (along with Batman and Superman). She's voiced by Creator/RachelKimsey.²* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGoToTheMovies'': A 2018 movie based on the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' show. She appears in several scenes throughout the movie along with the rest of the Justice League. She's voiced by Music/{{Halsey}}.²* ''Series/Titans2018'': A live-action series in which [[ComicBook/WonderGirl Donna Troy]] (played by Creator/ConorLeslie) is a main character. Diana herself [[TheGhost doesn't physically appear]], but she is mentioned a lot by Donna and her influence on her is also evident.²* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndGuessWho'': A ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' TeamUpSeries featuring Wonder Woman as one of the guests. She's once again voiced by Creator/RachelKimsey.²[[/folder]]²²----²!!Tropes associated with Wonder Woman include:²²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:A–D]]²* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Diana sometimes carries the Sword of Hephaestus, which can shave electrons off an atom.²* ActionGirl:²** Diana has consistently been depicted as one of the DC Universe's heaviest hitters, comparable to Franchise/{{Superman}} in raw strength and speed and Franchise/{{Batman}} in martial skill and cunning.²** During the Golden Age, Etta Candy and her "Holliday Girls" sorority were pretty tough cookies in their own right. While they ''sometimes'' got the enemy through [[GuileHero various feminine wiles]], other times they'd just straight-up slug it out with Nazis or Martians twice their size. And ''win''.²*** Alas, this was rapidly toned down as soon as Marston died; even George Perez's much-celebrated reboot had Etta as a PluckyOfficeGirl who rarely got in the thick of the action. It would be another twenty years before Creator/GailSimone would return Etta to a field role. Perez did have Candy in-story from overweight to muscular stocky, and emphasized she was a soldier.²** Donna Troy, Cassie Sandsmark, Artemis and theoretically ''every other Amazon'' would count as well, though ConservationOfNinjutsu usually means the latter turns into a FauxActionGirl RedshirtArmy whenever they fight as a nation rather than as individuals.²* ActionMom: Diana's mother, Hippolyta is the queen of the Amazons, so you have to expect she'd be just as badass as the others. She's even stood in for her daughter and has used the name Wonder Woman for herself in the past.²* AdaptationalModesty: Her original costume had knee-length star-spangled culottes that looked like a skirt unless she was in action. This was revised to the familiar star spangled [[WhoWearsShortShorts short shorts]] and a strapless halter top. Over time it became [[{{Stripperiffic}} a leotard and a corset]] with varying amounts of cleavage, and was otherwise not protective wear. Even within the comics through all sorts of redesigns they've experimented with adding pants and fully covered armor, but often revert to something closer to the classic appearance due to [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks fan outrage of changing the costume too much]] (making her look like a generic female warrior rather than Wonder Woman). The Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse included a Grecian/Roman inspired combat skirt that ended up well received, emphasizing the heritage of the outfit both in the comics lore and in real world comics history. [[RetCanon Comics and other adaptations quickly followed their lead]].²* AdvancedAncientAcropolis: Pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} Paradise Island.²* AllLovingHero: Diana, all the way. Pre-ComicBook/New52, it was emphasized in her ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' tie in, where even decapitating the risen-from-the-grave Maxwell Lord, the only emotion within her was love. In the New 52, where Diana is a much harder person, she still tells Hades that she really did love him after the forced marriage deal he put her through, because: ²-->'''Wonder Woman:''' "Hell... I ''love''. ''Everyone''."²* AlliterativeName: '''W'''onder '''W'''oman. This also worked on her Spanish name, '''M'''ujer '''M'''aravilla and even for the Romanian translation, '''F'''emeia '''F'''antastica from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''.²* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She is known for her beauty, prowess and dignified personality.²* AlternateUniverse: ''Wonder Woman'' was officially the first DC comic to run an AlternateUniverse story, predating even Franchise/TheFlash's famous meeting with [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Jay Garrick.]] Diana helps her counterpart from another universe fight the race of giants that are tyrannizing her world.²* AmazonianBeauty: She is a literal Amazon and she is definitely beautiful. Even when she's [[DependingOnTheArtist portrayed]] as possessing a very muscular build for her body.²* AmbiguouslyBrown: Not in the original comics, but some of the more recent depictions portray her as such.²* AmbiguouslyGay: Paradise Island has fueled SlashFic for decades, long before it was called slash. (Fan imaginings of lead characters in gay relationships did not begin with ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''.)²** Diana introduced a male suitor, Nemesis, to the courtship rituals of Themyscira. When he points out that Themyscira is filled with women, she says, "Yes, exactly."²** It's been acknowledged that many Amazons are lesbian since George Perez's run in the late 1980s, in keeping to the Classical Greek roots.²*** 'There's a reason it's called '[[GirlOnGirlIsHot Paradise Island]]'.'²** There have been hints and implications over the years that Wonder Woman herself is bisexual, and several writers have said they consider her so. Nothing has been directly stated in the comics themselves, though. At least until Comicbook/DCRebirth, where issue 2 of Wonder Woman not only heavily implies Diana has had female partners but that she is TheCasanova.²** For years there has been subtext between Hippolyta and Phillipus, the captain of the royal guard. On her Tumblr page, Creator/GailSimone claimed she had planned to have the two women officially get married, an idea which was even supported by Creator/DanDiDio. [[http://gailsimone.tumblr.com/post/23615421496/ape-in-a-cape-wow]].²** Creator/GrantMorrison, in his ''Wonder Woman: Earth One'', makes the subtext text, as his Diana is openly in relationship with another woman, and she confirms all the Amazons to be lesbian, bisexual or pan. ²** Ambiguous no more: Creator/GregRucka [[WordOfGod recently officially came out]] saying that [[WordOfGay that Wonder Woman is bisexual]].²** Back in the GoldenAge, when sexist MoralGuardians accused her of being a lesbian because she was doing all these "masculine" activities, Marston delivered an amusing TakeThat by giving Wonder Woman the catch phrase, "Suffering Sappho!"²* AncientGrome: Especially in the Golden and Silver Age, several gods use their Roman names, especially Mars, Mercury and Minerva. Averted by Perez. ²* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: Reoccurring villain, The Cheetah.²* AntiHeroSubstitute: ComicBook/{{Artemis}} took over as Wonder Woman for a brief time during TheNineties.²* TheArtifact: ²** Steve Trevor, since Marston left the book, has been adrift, but lingers (especially in adaptations) based on the name retaining some currency. Completely averted as of the ''Comicbook/{{New 52}}'', however, where Trevor has been upgraded to being the DCU's version of ComicBook/NickFury.²** The Invisible Jet has been of dubious usefulness ever since the writers decided Diana should be able to fly on her own. But the plane is [[RuleOfCool cool!]] Besides, it lets her transport things and people.²*** In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'', Franchise/TheFlash points out that Diana doesn't need a plane to fly. Franchise/GreenLantern returns that ''he'' drives a car. ²---->'''Wonder Woman:''' [[{{Plunder}} Spoils of war.]]²* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: When Wonder Woman goes back in time and finds a TyrannosaurusRex terrorizing some cavemen, she figures out it must have somehow escaped the ice age.²* AuthorAppeal: The bondage situations, as mentioned in the main description. His other domestic partner was noted for always wearing metal bracelets when outside the house.²** In fact, according to ''The 10 Cent Plague'' by David Hajdu, Wonder Woman was originally created to help the author "deal with his persistent fantasies of being dominated by women" or some such thing.²** There is a lot more about this in Les Daniels' ''Wonder Woman: The Complete History''. He genuinely believed in female superiority.²** Marston had developed his belief in female superiority in part as a result of his experiments with polygraphs; due to his experiments he came to the conclusion that women were inherently more ethical and honest than men. Wonder Woman's main weapon is a lasso that can compel people to tell the truth, and that some later writers would call Diana the "Goddess of Truth".²* AuthorTract: One of the reasons [[BunnyEarsLawyer William Moulton Marston]] created Wonder Woman was to convince everyone to come under "submission to loving authority" and how a "loving matriarchy" would be a superior, peaceful world government. Oh, and [[AuthorAppeal bondage is highly enjoyable]]. ²* BaldWomen: Alkyone, a former Amazonian guard of Hippolyta.²* TheBermudaTriangle: The native home to Wonder Woman and her sister Amazons, the fictional nation Themyscira (a.k.a. Paradise Island), is currently located in the Bermuda Triangle, but the island can teleport to any different location or time whenever the island's inhabitants desire.²* BigBad: Ares, the Greek god of war.²** In the New 52, Ares is more of an AntiVillain. The first new BigBad was Hera, who was then succeeded by First Born -- Zeus and Hera's unnamed first son, who was sealed away by Zeus due to the prophecy stating that he would be dethroned by his own child. [[SelfFulfillingProphecy Once he breaks free, he's not too pleased.]]²* BigBraToFill: Inverted. Originally, Wonder Woman had a normal athletic figure for the 1940s, with a breast size that was actually quite modest compared to her [[MostCommonSuperpower peers]]. Then the TV series came along where she was played by the very buxom Lynda Carter, and she was drawn to follow suit.²* BlackAndNerdy: Jason Keralis is a black MadScientist biologist with a great interest in Greek Mythology. ²* BlockingStopsAllDamage: A plot point. Her bracelets are divinely created to block anything.²* BodyguardBabes: Alkyone, Myrto, Charis and Philomela ("The Circle") were named Queen Hippolyta's personal guard. It didn't work out too well.²* BodyguardingABadass: As a diplomat, Wonder Woman has at least once had a division of Secret Service agents (unpowered people with pistols and radios, not other Amazons) assigned to protect her. It is hard to imagine a threat they could defeat which would even scratch her skin.²* BoobsOfSteel: She is very buxom and capable of kicking a lot of ass.²* BornOfMagic: For most of Wonder Woman's history, her origin has been that her body was [[{{Golem}} sculpted from clay]] by Hippolyta, which Aphrodite breathed life into, like the legend of Galatea. This was discarded in favor of Zeus putting his dick in yet-another-thing, which has since been retconned away.²* BoundAndGagged. Her creator may have into bondage himself, but he ''definitely'' wrote it into the job description. The original Wonder Woman has all those abilities... unless her bracelets were chained together (specifically by a man), at which point she became de-powered. So you can expect incredible amounts of bondage throughout the first couple decades of her comic. It's such a common occurrence - to the point of once suggesting that the villains threaten to ''untie'' her - that the Website/{{Superdickery}} website has an [[http://www.superdickery.com/tag/suffering-sappho/ entire gallery]] devoted to it.²* BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood: Queen Atomia was permanently welded into a mind control device by Aphrodite to facilitate her reformation.²* BrokeEpisode: Volume 2, Issues #72-81 (Feb. 1991-Nov. 1993) sees Diana practiclly homeless with Paradise Island missing and her stipend from the JLA tied up in a computer glitch (the system still thinks she's dead) and having to find a job to make ends meet. Her employer? A [[BurgerFool Taco Bell]] Expy. She actually gets into the work after a while and her franchise in Boston turns into a GoodGuyBar by the end of the arc.²* CanonImmigrant: The magic lasso originally did more than compel telling the truth -- in the Golden and Silver Age, the captive of it had to obey ANY instruction the holder gave. As this was too squicky for family hour, both ''Super Friends'' and the television series changed it to the current version, based on William Moulton Marston's pioneering work with the lie detector. It stayed that way when DC rebooted the character after ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''.²** It was retooled again at some point: the lasso now not only compels people to tell the truth, it also automatically ''reveals'' the truth about anything it's attached to: Diana can use it to find pressure points on giant monsters, etc. This evidently comes from the lasso being some kind of manifestation of the ''concept'' of Truth. [[spoiler: Which may be why using it on Darkseid in ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'' canceled out the Anti-Life Equation.]]²** The lasso, per Creator/GailSimone's run, also doesn't just force people to tell the truth. It sees ''into their soul'' and reveals their deepest secrets.²* CanonDisContinuity. The reboot made the original Wonder Girl an awkward character; she was later {{retcon}}ned as a Wonder Woman magic clone with a literal MultipleChoicePast. When they originally gave her her own backstory she was an orphaned girl rescued from a fire by Wondy and adopted by Hippolyta.²* CaptainGeographic: For America, despite not being born there.²** In the original story, her mom designed her outfit after Aphrodite showed her Steve's mission that brought him to the island in the first place.²** In the George Perez reboot, it's explained that when Steve Trevor's mother washed ashore Paradise Island, they thought her American badges were crests, and created an outfit to honor her death based on the American flag.²** And in Creator/GailSimone's run, it was explained that she was "born" on a night with a red Hunter's Moon and the constellation Cassiopeia visible.²** In the film, it's explained that she is Themyscira's ambassador, and honors where she's going by wearing their colors (how they knew that Steve's flag patch was the American ensign is not explained).[[note]]This was taken from Perez's run, as Diana would honor the country she was visiting by wearing ''their'' colors when she was officially made an ambassador to the UN.[[/note]]²** Averted in the New 52, where her suit is usually depicted as crimson and black and with much, much less stars.²* CaptainSuperhero: Some of the RoguesGallery, like Steve Trevor's one time alias Captain Wonder.²* CatchPhrase:²** Not so much these days, but back in the day she had "Merciful Minerva!", "Great Aphrodite!", "Holy Hera!" and "Suffering Sappho!"²** Pre-Crisis Etta Candy had her "Woo-woo!"²* TheChampion: A sometimes forgotten part of Diana's character. She is the personal champion of the Goddess Athena. She has been to seen to go through with Athena's plans wholeheartedly, regardless of the risks. She is also called the Champion of the Amazons.²* CharlesAtlasSuperPower: The [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] explanation. Amazonian disciplines allowed any woman to channel [[LifeEnergy mental energy]] into muscle, giving super strength and speed. It was a learned skill. In one early issue, it's even taught to some girls from the outside world -- one adolescent is seen lifting five tons without strain. The [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] {{Retcon}} made WW TheChosenOne, [[ArtificialHuman sculpted out of clay]] and given life and powers by the gods, making her the most powerful Amazon by far -- strong as Hercules, swift as Mercury, etc. In other words, [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] with a uterus.²* ChestInsignia: In various ages, her [[BreastPlate bustier of justice]] has been decorated with either a gold eagle with Wonderbra wings, or a gold "WW". Alex Ross believably combined the two in ''ComicBook/KingdomCome''.²* {{Chickification}}: In the 2011 TV series much was made about her going through {{Xenafication}} and becoming more ruthless; on the other side, some people didn't like the fact that the normally tough Wondy was sitting on her couch, crying into a bowl of rice cakes. She also got pretty Chickified in the late 1950s. [[http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/comicsalliance.com/files/2012/08/steve.jpg Some issues looked more like Teen Romance Comics]].²* ClarkKenting: Originally on par with the {{Trope Namer|s}} [[Franchise/{{Superman}} himself]], and sometimes worse as she won't even wear glasses as Diana Prince, yet even Steve Trevor didn't figure it out. Averted since UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks when she didn't have a disguise at all, but brought back in UsefulNotes/TheModernAgeOfComicBooks when she resumed her Diana Prince secret identity. At least she wears glasses and changes her hair style now.²* Myth/ClassicalMythology: Though the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] had TheThemeParkVersion, often liberally [[SadlyMythtaken simplifying them, mixing in other mythologies]], and [[HijackedByJesus Westernizing them]]. More modern incarnations are generally more faithful about their adaptations... DependingOnTheWriter.²* ClingyCostume: ''Wonder Woman'' #80 has her fall asleep one day (near a pond, no less) then wake up to find herself trapped in a mask that's rigged to explode.²* CloneByConversion: Queen Atomia's "Proton Chamber" turns those of her victims that are forced into it and put through the chamber's process all into identical clones which are near mindlessly loyal to her and extra susceptible to her mental commands. ²* ClothesMakeTheLegend²* CombatPragmatist: Not feeling bound to ThouShaltNotKill, Diana feels perfectly free to use deadly force if the situation calls for it; while Superman and Batman will not cross that line.²* CompositeCharacter: ²** During Rucka's run, goddesses Demeter and Artemis seem to be merged into one.²** In the Golden Age, the secret identity of Wonder Woman, Diana Prince, is taken by Wondy from a military nurse that wanted to marry her beyonce in South America. In the post crisis, the identity of Diana Prince is used for undercover operations and the original nurse is never brought up.²* ContinuitySnarl: The Wonder Woman Family, as discussed [[http://www.mikesamazingworld.com/mikes/index.php?page=fanboy&articleid=20 here]] and [[http://www.mikesamazingworld.com/mikes/index.php?page=fanboy&articleid=21 here]]. Donna Troy had so many problems over the years that she got [[ContinuitySnarl/DonnaTroy her own page]]. ²* CoolPlane: Her invisible jet. Just [[MST3KMantra don't think too hard]] about the way it works (or [[FridgeLogic why she needs it if she can fly]], though at first it was because she couldn't fly (UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks), then she can only [[strike:fly]] [[NotQuiteFlight glide]] short distances (UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks) and needs the jet for long-distance flight. This hasn't been true since the 1980s, though). In UsefulNotes/TheModernAgeOfComicBooks, she occasionally uses it to transport cargo or passengers, but for the most part, it hangs around due to historic value and RuleOfCool. More recent versions have depicted the jet as a stealth plane. Which ''was'' its original purpose, back in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks. Why else make a plane invisible?²* CostumeEvolution: She's gone through several minor costume changes, but she tends to return to her red and blue leotard. Other outfits give her pants or battle armor, or just add darker colors.²* CountryCousin: Etta Candy's family lives on a ranch in Texas and Etta, Diana and on at least one occasion Steve have traveled there for a handful of story arcs in the country. ²* CrusadingWidower: Paula von Gunther at first appeared to be a loyal Nazi spy. After the reveal that the Nazis had murdered her husband and kidnapped her daughter to force her to comply and Diana saved her daughter Paula eagerly switched sides and dedicated her life to aiding the Allies and Wonder Woman against the Nazis. ²* DarkerAndEdgier: Azzarello's run on the comic (''ComicBook/WonderWoman2011'') is much darker than previous WW comics, which Diana being willing to and eager to kill opponents--she was the only one of DC's big three to have a rule against killing from the very beginning--and the Amazons as murderous, child killing, slave trading rapists as a society instead of being either a PerfectPacifistPeople made up of female refugees from across the ages (Golden Age), or a MartialPacifist people made up of the reincarnations of women murdered by men throughout the ages (Post Crisis).²* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Vance Trotter. His twin brother Globe kept his death a secret as part of a plan to get their uncle's fortune]].²* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler:In a story from Issue #43, Globe Trotter uses a fake beard to impersonate his deceased twin brother and use him as a cover-up to get rid of his cousins and inherit their rich uncle's estate]].²* DealWithTheDevil: He begged her to take one, but she declined.²* DeathOfPersonality: Queen Atomia has two different ways of inflicting this on her victims to turn them into her loyal "[[ReforgedIntoAMinion servants]]", and not even Amazonian medical science can restore them once the process is complete. She can put them through her [[CloneByConversion Proton Chamber]] which at least leaves them with a human appearance and semi intact--though severely altered--mind, or force them through her Nutron Machine which leaves them far less intact and almost mindless outside of obeying her commands.²* DefectorFromParadise: Wonder Woman would count as this considering she chose to leave Themyscira, an all-female utopia where women can practice a peaceful way of life and cultivate their minds, to become a worldwide superhero and diplomat in order to make the "Man's World" more like her home. However, this case could count as an [[AvertedTrope aversion]] considering many stories present Themyscira as not being as perfect or flawless as previously believed.²* DemotedToExtra: She hasn't been able to keep a stable supporting cast together in decades. Even [[OfficialCouple Steve Trevor]] got PutOnABus years ago.²* DependingOnTheWriter: As with most superheroes, her personality and powers vary every time a new writer is brought in.²* {{Depower}}: The I Ching kung fu period.²* DepravedDwarf: Recurring villain Dr. Psycho, with emphasis on the ''depraved''. We're talking an evil midget with PsychicPowers who once [[spoiler: used MindControl to make a bunch of people commit cannibalism, an act that not only sexually aroused him, but inspired him to MindRape them by letting them feel his arousal as if it were their own and then let them go once he was bored]]. Even beyond that, he's defined by his hateful misogyny.²* DeusExMachina: Her lasso of truth, making it somewhat difficult to tell mystery stories.²* DifficultButAwesome: Using her lasso in a brute-force fight. It's a favorite candidate for the WorfBarrage, because [[OhCrap if her target turns out to be stronger than her]], she's usually yanked through the air into his fist. But if Diana's stronger--or she gets the villain off-balance first--she can whip the villain around at the end of a giant EpicFlail that inflicts leverage-enhanced GrievousHarmWithABody on him ''and'' any other villain underneath.²* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: One memorable story has Diana appearing on "The Scene," a talk show hosted by various female journalists such as ComicBook/LoisLane and [[Franchise/TheFlash Linda Park]]. The name, logo, and premise of the series are extremely similar to those of the real life female talk show ''Series/TheView.''²* DoubleStandardRapeDivineOnMortal: Subverted during Creator/GeorgePerez's run. Pan[[note]]Well, ''actually'' a {{Mole}} sent by [[Characters/GLOtherVillains the Manhunters]][[/note]] managed to focus Zeus' attentions on Wonder Woman, still a naive young woman. Zeus put [[https://multiframe.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/screen-shot-2015-04-03-at-1-56-37-pm.png rather direct moves on Wonder Woman]], and royally pissed him off when she refused harshly, and attempted to rape her -- in front of her mother Hippolyta no less. Despite the fact that Diana and Hypollita both worship Zeus as the head of the Greek pantheon, they both call him out.²-->'''Wonder Woman:''' Please, Lord Zeus -- do not force yourself upon me! Though I live to serve you -- I am not your '''''toy'''''!\²'''Hypollita''': Your cruel son Heracles showed me such "respect"...I shall not allow his father to trifle thus with my only daughter!²* DressedLikeADominatrix: Superwoman, an evil AlternateUniverse version of Wonder Woman introduced in 1964, making her possibly the oldest example of this trope. Since Wonder Woman herself was created with certain BDSM undertones, it's no surprise her evil counterpart turned out this way. She originally wore a black leather leotard, high-heel boots, and a cape, and wielded the signature magic lasso which resembles a whip. A later version of her got opera gloves, as well. Her New 52 version wears a shoulderless black leather catsuit, opera gloves, thigh-high high-heeled boots and a cape, and wields a barbed lasso that makes the victim "obey and love" her.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:E–K]]²* EnfantTerrible: Ares' sons and Devastation.²* EqualOpportunityEvil: The Nazis and the Japanese in the classic comics, who employ women in senior positions (e.g., Paula Gunther, Princess Maru) and are much less sexist against them than the US Army authorities are against Diana and Wonder Woman.²* EraSpecificPersonality: It's been noted by writers that there isn't much of an iconic personality associated with Wonder Woman, who has ping ponged between demure, naive, gritty warrior, a women's liberation mouthpiece, ambassador to man's world, elegant royalty and military general. Unlike Batman or Superman, who's various incarnations tend to evolve on what came before, new writers have more room to experiment with her personality and mythology.²* EverybodyHatesHades: Largely averted, instead making him a patient shepherd with an epic combover. Sporadic appearances tied to Artemis portray him as a regular Satan, however.²* EvilTwin: [[spoiler:Vance Trotter's twin brother Globe kills their uncle for the inheritance]].²* EvilerThanThou: Wonder Woman considers the second Cheetah "far worse than Priscilla Rich" because all Priscilla "cared about was personal revenge on her imagined enemies" while the new Cheetah sees "the whole world as her enemy".²* {{Expy}}: Tom Tresser/Nemesis, as portrayed in ''Wonder Woman'', was a 21st Century analogue of Steve Trevor.²* FacelessGoons: While Queen Atomia's "Protons" have all been [[CloneByConversion modified to have identical faces]] her "[[SlaveMooks Nutrons]]" are never seen outside of their helmets.²* FadSuper: She was created to be timely as both a super-patriot and a fightin' first-wave feminist. Writers have gradually divorced her from the patriot angle while struggling to define what sort of feminist she is.²** Supporting character Nubia was introduced as a painfully inept attempt at creating a heroine to reflect the Black Power movement of the 1970s. ²* FantasyKitchenSink: While primarily focused on Greek mythology, the Wonder Woman comics have dealt with characters and creatures from other myths (Egyptians, Norse and Aztec for example), metahumans, cyborgs, demons and aliens.²* FatGirl: Wonder Woman's sidekick, [[MeaningfulName Etta Candy]], in the '40s. [[CatchPhrase Woo woo!]] Etta is a notable {{aver|tedTrope}}sion for being 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}}, her rare reappearances usually either depict her as insecure, or else emphasize her ability to take care of herself 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.²* FemaleFighterMaleHandler: This is the main relationship between Diana and her {{Love Interest|s}} Steve Trevor. Even when he's already a skilled fighter and a military man, he has nothing to do against supernatural powers Diana has, being usually her handler and supporter.²* FeministFantasy: The reason William Marston created Wonder Woman, as he explains in the page quote.²* FlagBikini: Wondy's iconic outfit could easily be described as a USA flag leotard.²* FlightStrengthHeart: As she actually was given a [[TheHeart loving heart]] [[CharmPerson and the power to make friends easily]]. [[BeautyEqualsGoodness She was also given beauty]], [[SpeaksFluentAnimal the power to talk to]] and [[FriendToAllLivingThings calm animals]]; and [[CoolAirShip has an invisible plane]], [[{{Flight}} even though she can fly]], and [[FridgeLogic it doesn't actually make anyone within it invisible]].²** The [[Series/WonderWoman1975 TV series]] also introduced us [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wonderwomanspins.jpg to the way]] Wonder Woman could [[SpectacularSpinning spin]] to [[ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction change clothes.]]²* FeminineWomenCanCook: Averted to a degree in a [[ComicBook/JusticeLeague JLA Classified]] arc, where during a League meeting, Wonder Woman (one of the team's toughest warriors) bakes a plate of Themyscrian pomegranate-flavored pastries. In the last scene of the issue in question, Batman says, "And one more thing. Diana, Alfred will need this recipe."²* FlyingBrick: Slowly evolved into this from LightningBruiser.²* FunnyAnimal: "Wonder Wabbit", a FunnyAnimal rabbit counterpart of Diana who lives on [[Franchise/TheDCU Earth-C-Minus]]. Wonder Wabbit is a member of her world's "JLA" (the "[[Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew Just'a Lotta Animals]]").²* GenderBlenderName: One of the Holliday Girls goes by Bobby Strong, using Bobby as a diminutive of Roberta.²* GentleGiant: In spite of being among [[StatuesqueStunner the biggest]] [[AmazonianBeauty and toughest]] League members, she is also among the most loving among them, to the point where she fights only to protect, prefers solving conflicts via diplomacy, and is even fond of animals.²* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The B&D content of UsefulNotes/{{The Golden Age|OfComicBooks}} comics was so blatant and ever-present, it [[DoubleEntendre stomped on the "sub"]] part of "Subtext".²* GirlyBruiser: Glamora Treat, one of the Holliday Girls, is demure, fashion conscious and highly aware of any attractive males near her to the point that Diana feels uncomfortable having Glamora go on a mission with Steve. She also gleefully and eagerly joins on dangerous expeditions, is a crack shot with a rifle, can do a lot of damage with a club, has trained in Amazonian martial arts and loves beating up Nazis. For bonus points she is the girly girl in a TomboyAndGirlyGirl pairing with fellow Holliday Girl "[[GenderBlenderName Bobby]]" Strong. ²* GivingThemTheStrip: In ''Wonder Woman'' #11, Wonder Woman jumps onto a fleeing getaway car and grabs hold of Hypnota's servant Serva. Serva dives out of the car, leaving Wonder Woman holding her cloak. ²* GoKartingWithBowser: In ''Wonder Woman'' (vol. 3) #36, over a few pages, Wondy goes from fighting Giganta (who it turns out, was merely waiting for her date with The Atom) to commiserating about [[spoiler:Tom Tresser telling her their relationship is over]] to beating up the Olympians together. Giganta these days is more of an AntiVillain or PunchClockVillain at worst.²* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: Played with. In the post-Flashpoint continuity, Hera explains that the gods have a three-layered backup plan to retain their immortality. Step one involves the worship of humans--however, if there aren't enough worshippers to sustain them, step two is to rely on the magic of The Fates to keep them immortal. However, if the Fates are weakened and/or killed, then their only remaining source of immortality is to remain on Mount Olympus as, anywhere else, they will become mortal.²* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: One story features [[HonestCorporateExecutive Art Fairdeal]] and his DistinguishedGentlemansPipe versus his {{cigar chomp|er}}ing rival [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Josh Slicker]].²* 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 ''Blackest Night'', when she faced Black Lantern Maxwell Lord, she reads his aura during the fight and realizes she's feeling love for him while they fight. She and ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} kind of share this position during DC teamups.²* HeroicBSOD: She's not prone to these, but one instance happened when she was forced to confront two equally valid but conflicting truths (which of the parents had the rights to a child, one of whom was a supervillain dictator). The lasso actually snapped and for a brief time, truth itself became unbound on the world.²** 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.²--->'''Diana:''' Oh Dear Gaea, ''why''? She was so young, so vital!²* HiddenElfVillage: Paradise Island, though it is accessible to the outside world in certain arcs. In ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers'', Wonder Woman finds Asgard through the same general way she finds Paradise Island. She can't quite explain to Aquaman how she does it - she just ''does it''.²* HideYourLesbians: Greg Rucka, the man responsible for re-imagining Wonder Woman for the 21st century and re-inventing the character, has said publicly that he imagines [[https://inews.co.uk/essentials/culture/books/wonder-woman-creator-confirms-comic-book-character-bisexual/ she would have had same-sex relationships]] as her upbringing in a matriarchy with no men would practically demand this. But this aspect of her character may well be seriously down-played for the reboot. ²* IHaveBrothers: Roberta "Bobby" Strong will resort to this explanation for why she's a viable candidate for adventurous outings if her own abilities and explanation of her skills isn't enough to convince those in charge. ²* IHaveManyNames: The invisible jet was often called the "robot plane" (or "see through robot plane") in pre-Crisis stories.²* {{Immortality}}: DependingOnTheWriter. The Lynda Carter version "remembered the Greeks and the Romans". In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', Franchise/{{Batman}} points out that she's from "a society of immortal warriors". In some comic incarnations, her immortality was lost when she left Paradise Island; in ''ComicBook/TheKingdomDC'', she loses it [[VirginPower due to pregnancy]]; in still other continuities, she is still and always immortal, and may even eventually become a goddess herself.²* ImmortalityField:²** Themyscira or Paradise Island keeps the Amazons immortal. Amazons lose their immortality when they leave for the "Patriarch's World" and, for a while, it was decreed by Aphrodite's Law that the Amazons would become mortal if a man sets foot on the island.²** ''The DCU'''s version of the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Gods of Mount Olympus]] [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly need prayer badly]] to remain immortal, but if there aren't enough worshipers and The Fates are weakened or killed, then their only option is to remain on Mount Olympus; anywhere else, they will become mortal.²* ImmuneToBullets: Sometimes. Frequently her bracelets are, but she herself is not. Despite being completely able to take on [[ShootingSuperman Superman]]...²* ImpossibleHourglassFigure: Even [[DependingOnTheArtist the versions]] that are muscular and athletic generally have a wasp-waisted hourglass figure.²* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: The Golden Lasso, Bracelets of Submission and Sword of Hephaestus. DependingOnTheWriter her tiara can be a bladed throwing weapon which always returns to her.²* ImprobableWeaponUser: A lie-detecting rope, a tiara, bracelets and an invisible telepathic airplane that (in the Silver Age version at least) used to be a flying horse. All perfectly normal. In the Golden and Silver Age comics, she also possessed devices such as the Purple Healing Ray (ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin) and the Mental Radio, a two-way radio/TV device that transmitted messages via telepathy.²* ImprovisedWeapon: In addition to her standard armament of [[ImprobableWeaponUser improbable weapons]], she'll use whatever is available, including the invisible plane as a battering ram against larger foes. In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', as a last resort to stop [[spoiler:Brainilex]] from destroying the world, she threw a [[CoolPlane Javelin]] at the building he was in. [[VisualPun Like a javelin]].²* InNameOnly: In the foreword to the Trade Paperback "Gods and Mortals", George Perez mentions that there were several proposals for the ComicBook/PostCrisis reboot of Wonder Woman, some of which had nothing in common with the original but the name.²* InheritanceMurder: A story in Issue #43 features a villain planning to kill his relatives for their family's fortune.²* InstitutionalApparel: Reformation Island has it's own version of institutional apparel. The inmates there are given sporty dresses and then locked into magic girdles and bracelets of submission which they wear at all times until they are deemed reformed and released. ²* IntimateMarks: Her costume qualifies DependingOnTheWriter. The Eagle-shaped "WW" on her costume is typically drawn low cut enough to expose lots of cleavage. ²* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: After Genocide stole her lasso and went on to kidnap Etta Candy, Wondy resorted to this with Cheetah. She used the tiara to cut Cheetah's face and then threatened to cut off pieces of her tail if she didn't reveal where Etta was being held.²* InsistentTerminology: Nemesis in "Who Is Wonder Woman?":²-->'''Sarge Steel''': "... You'd still be one of Circe's pigboys."\²'''Nemesis''': Wolfmen. A small but important distinction."²* IslandOfMystery: Themyscira, or Paradise Island.²* KangarooCourt: Ghorkos, Dread Master of Phobos, inner moon of Mars, is holding a trial for Steve Trevor where Steve "will be shot if he tells the truth, hanged if he lies, but can name his own execution if he pleads guilty". When Steve chooses Wonder Woman to be his lawyer since no one in Phobos will defend him, the prosecutor, unable to outright prohibit her from doing so, sets an ImpossibleTask to "prove her fitness to practice law on Phobos" and says she'll be killed if she accepts the challenge and fails. [[spoiler:Upon Wonder Woman's advice, Steve says "You're going to hang me!". Hanging is the punishment for lying and it cannot be done without turning Steve's statement into the truth. Shooting is the penalty for telling the truth and it cannot be done without turning Steve's statement into a lie. Because the statement won't be considered a guilty plea either way, he's acquitted.]]²* KillItWithFire: One of her oft-ignored abilities, in the comics, is immunity to fire.²* KryptoniteFactor: In UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, in keeping with the bondage undercurrent, she lost her powers whenever her bracelets were chained together by a man (she was tied up "incorrectly" on several occasions. {{Hilarity ensue|s}}d.) She (like all other people, supposedly), could also be knocked out by hitting them on the right spot in the back of the head. In addition, ''removal'' of an Amazon's [[RestrainingBolt bracelets]] would send her into UnstoppableRage. In UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, this was expanded to being bound in ''any'' way by a man. All these vulnerabilities were removed ComicBook/PostCrisis; not being [[NighInvulnerability bulletproof]] was sufficient.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:L–R]]²* TheLadette: During the Golden Age, Etta Candy's Beta Kappa sorority were a bunch of feminine female {{Frat Bro}}s who liked beating up Nazis and singing {{Bawdy Song}}s about their sexual desire for men.²* LadyLand: Paradise Island/Themyscira²* LadyOfWar: Some recent reimaginings.²* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Wonder Woman (as Diana Prince) gets into an argument with a superhero memorabilia seller about why WW is not considered cool. He says "all I know is she's never sold as well as Superman or Batman...".²* LegacyCharacter: During the 1990s, the Wonder Woman mantle was briefly passed to Artemis before she was killed off. Later, the mantle again changed hands, this time to Queen Hippolyta. This led to a series of confusing events where Hippolyta went back in time to the 1940s and retroactively became the "original" Wonder Woman, making Diana a legacy heroine herself. This idea was [[CanonDisContinuity ignored by subsequent writers]] and done away with when DC rebooted its history during the Comicbook/{{New 52}}.²** Villainous example with the Cheetah's mantle being passed on from Priscilla Rich to Debbi Domaine.²* LeotardOfPower: The classic example.²* LightningBruiser²* 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 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. Traditionally [[CompletelyMissingThePoint (before the odd recent decision to make her the]] ''[[CompletelyMissingThePoint most]]'' [[CompletelyMissingThePoint violent of DC's]] [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Big]] [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Three),]] when she was very focused on ''redeeming'' villains who could be redeemed, the lasso was a wonderful tool because if she got it around the villain and asked him the [[ArmorPiercingQuestion hard questions about his motivations,]] he not only couldn't lie to Wonder Woman, ''[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone he couldn't lie to himself.]]''²* LongLostRelative: The leader of the Citizenry is Astarte, Hippolyta's forgotten older sister, who was taken by the Citizenry in Hippolyta's place. The sisters are not fond of each other these days.²* LoveInterestTraitor: Jason Keralis. He and Diana bond about wanting to prove themselves, and even kiss, and then it turns out he's been sabotaging TheQuest the whole time. ²* MadeOfIron: Her skin's not so tough [[ImmuneToBullets against some things]] as other {{Flying Brick}}s, but she's still far more durable than normal humans. While pointy objects and bullets seem to annoy her a lot, blunt stuff and lava or other such things don't bother her any more than they do Superman.²* MagicFromTechnology: During the Golden Age, Themyscira had advanced technology that was a mixture of science and magic, such as their [[HealingShiv "Purple Ray"]].²* MagicSkirt: Her original look, but only in her ''very'' first story. Even there, a couple of panels make it clear that Wonder Woman is actually wearing culottes, not a skirt. The skirt became popular in later eras, however, whenever an artist wanted to evoke a "Golden Age Wonder Woman" look and feel (e.g., in ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' and ''ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier'').²* MagicalGirlWarrior: Even more so as depicted in an anime-style Japanese statuette seen by Diana and [[ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey Black Canary]] when the two visit Tokyo. The price tag reads "Wonder Woman: Happy Magic Fun Sword Girl - Sexy! Sexy! Fight! Fight!"[[note]]''Wonder Woman'' (vol. 3) #35[[/note]]²* MamaBear: It doesn't matter if you're some EldritchAbomination or one of the Gods themselves, you do ''not'' mess with Hippolyta's daughter.²* MartialPacifist: As mentioned below, Diana is one of the greatest fighters in the DC Universe, and she has no problem with killing an enemy when the situation calls for it. That said, her iconic tool isn't a sword, but her Lasso of Truth, which is meant to bind and subdue her foes. Diana will always seek a peaceful solution first before a violent one. ²* MasterPoisoner: Doctor Poison.²* MetronomicManMashing: Wonder Woman gets this done to her by TheDevil. It succeeds in pissing her off. Well, more so than she already was at him.²* MildlyMilitary: In the early [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]], you would never have guessed that being a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force required Diana Prince to do anything more onerous than wear a blue uniform.²* MirrorSelf: Creator/JohnByrne retold Donna Troy's origin so that she was originally the mirror self of Princess Diana as a teenager, but given a separate personality by the sorceress who owned the mirror. Donna Troy was then captured by Queen Hippolyta's nemesis Dark Angel, who mistook her for Diana, and subjected her to live multiple lives that all ended in tragedy, ultimately leading to the one where Donna becomes Wonder Girl/Troia of the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''. This origin has recently been retconned out of her history since 2006.²* MoreDeadlyThanTheMale: Franchise/{{Batman}} and Franchise/{{Superman}} both have codes against killing. ComicBook/PostCrisis, however, Diana explicitly doesn't, which has led to conflict between them on a few occasions. [[DependingOnTheWriter Under most writers]], however, she still only kills as a last resort.²* MostCommonSuperpower: DependingOnTheArtist, her breasts can rival ComicBook/PowerGirl.²** As The Atom found out in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', the lucky bastard.²** Creator/GailSimone's run states that her breasts are the second biggest in DC's superhero community.²** Averted in the early part of her run; see BigBraToFill above.²* MotiveDecay:²** Cheetah III, Giganta, and Circe all have severe cases of this.²** Diana herself, since the 1990s: see ThouShaltNotKill, below.²* MrAltDisney: One of her minor Bronze Age villains was Wade Dazzle, a LifeDrinker who sustains himself through life force drained from visitors to his theme park and fed into his preserved body.²* MsFanservice: Wonder Woman is a [[StatuesqueStunner tall]], very beautiful raven-haired Amazonian woman (and also the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman) who wears outfits (such as a revealing strapless leotard or a bustier-hotpants combo) that display her skin and highlight her muscular yet voluptuous body, [[MostCommonSuperpower large breasts]], [[AmazonianBeauty strong toned muscles (especially her large biceps)]], ripped broad shoulders, [[MaleGaze nicely toned buttocks]], and [[ShesGotLegs long muscular legs]].²* 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.²* MultipleChoicePast: Her origin and history have been {{retcon}}ned at least half a dozen times.²* NamesTheSame: [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily That other Princess 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.²* NeverMyFault: Mona Menise cracked up her car while speeding and says it's the policeman's fault for trying to make her stop.²* NiceGirl: DependingOnTheWriter, of course, but emphasis will often be placed on Diana being one of the kindest and friendliest members of the JLA.²* NotQuiteFlight: For most of UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks. Finally they just said "screw it, she flies".²* OhCrap: Both the trope and the words used by Diana in the animated movie.²* OnOneCondition: In "Andy Gorilla - Prize Pupil", unless Ms. Gates' school meets Mr. Scragg's in its annual baseball game, she must close and merge with his in accordance with the terms of Mr. Scragg's grandfather's will.²* OurGiantsAreBigger: Long-time [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] writer Creator/RobertKanigher seems to have liked stories about giants, so giants of one sort or another kept showing up (usually as villains) all through UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}.²* OurHydrasAreDifferent: Wonder Woman faces a fire-breathing hydra in the Creator/GeorgePerez run of [[ComicBook/WonderWoman1987 volume 2]]; she overcomes it through the fairly BoringButPractical tack of tying all its heads together with her unbreakable lasso, then piercing its heart with arrows.²* OurMermaidsAreDifferent:²** One of Diana's suitors in the Silver Age was Ronno the Mer-Boy (later changing his alias as Manno the Mer-Man). He's a typical example of a male merfolk, though strangely he seems to have knee joints on his tail and can stand on his fins and hop about when on land.²** In the Golden Age Gerta von Gunther created a number of winged shark mermaids, they were led by one of their number named Sharkeeta and turned against her to get retribution for being kept in tanks like pets.²* PaintedOnPants: Wonder Girl traditionally wears these. During the Messner-Loebs run, WW also wore something like bike pants. Wondy herself follows this trope in [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited "The Once and Future Thing"]], with her disguise in TheWildWest. Which is [[FridgeLogic odd]], since she swiped it from a ''man'', and it was still form-fitting, including in the crotch.²* PerspectiveFlip: Wonder Woman's origin is one of Hercules' Ninth Labor specifically and Myth/ClassicalMythology in general. The Amazons were the good guys, it was ComicBook/{{Hercules|Unbound}} who betrayed their trust, they worshiped female gods (and Hermes) rather than the 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.²* PimpedOutCape: Wonder Woman doesn't wear capes often, but when she does, they usually fit this trope.²* PinballProjectile: Her tiara (See PrecisionGuidedBoomerang below)²* APirate400YearsTooLate: Wonder Woman once faced a husband and wife team that lead a group of (mostly women) air pirates who operated out of a small fleet of aircraft. While most of the group was well adapted to "modern" (1940s) times the husband styled himself after an old timey pirate and went by Captain Redbeard. Amusingly their fight attracted the attention of a {{Clock Roach|es}} that then put the pirates, Diana, ComicBook/SteveTrevor, Etta Candy and the Holliday Girls back in the more appropriate time period for a swashbuckling confrontation on the high seas.²* PlotParallel: In ''The Once and Future Story'' Diana slowly realizes that the archeologist Moria is trapped in an abusive relationship which is mirrored in the legend she's translating for the researchers, in which a princess travels to Athens to save her mother from being abused by Theseus.²* PortalDoor: Paradise Island/Themyscira is host to and guardian of Doom's Doorway, a rift which leads to the outer realms of Hades and the Underworld. The realm of the gods is also much easier to access from Themyscira than most other places on earth.²* PowerLossMakesYouStrong: Part of the thinking behind the {{Depower}}. Feminists shouted back "No it doesn't!"²* PowerTrio: Forms DC's "Holy Trinity" Franchise/{{Batman}} and Franchise/{{Superman}}. There was even a short-lived comic featuring the three called "Trinity".²* PragmaticHero: Diana is willing to kill if necessary and will do so without ever losing sleep about it, unlike Batman and Superman. ²* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: Her tiara, though she rarely uses it this way because it can kill people.²* PublicDomainCharacter: Wonder Woman herself is not the case, but much of her supporting characters are. The Greek gods, Circe, the Amazons in general (not specific Amazons) and their queen Hippolyta are all OlderThanFeudalism. ²* PunnyName: Ubiquitous for lesser characters in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks; most notably Etta Candy for [[AcceptableTargets the chubby girl]].²* PutOnABus: Anyone seen Julia Kapatelis anywhere?²* RaceLift: ²** Etta Candy was black in the failed pilot. It was {{RetCanon}}ed into the DCU with The Comicbook/{{New 52}}.²** The Wonder Woman of Earth-D in TheMultiverse was of Arabic descent, while the Wonder Woman of Earth-23 is black. [[ComicBookFantasyCasting And also looks an awful lot like]] Music/{{Beyonce}}.²** The Wonder Woman of Azzarello and Chiang's run has a distinctly olive skin tone, though it doesn't seem to have spread to the rest of the New 52.²* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: On the '70s TV show she claimed to be more than 2,500 years old.²* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Sarge Steel, at least while not [[spoiler: having his body inhabited by Dr. Psycho]].²* RedEyesTakeWarning: When she started to lose [[spoiler: her soul]] in "Ends of the Earth", her eyes turned red until she got it back.²* RedShirtArmy: The Amazons keep becoming this in both animated and live-action film adaptations.²* ReforgedIntoAMinion: ²** Queen Atomia has created a machine and chamber that can turn people into her mindless "Nutron" and "Proton" slaves, altering their physical body and greatly reducing their mental capacity. When she tries to use the Proton Chamber on Diana and her friends Diana destroys the chamber. ²** Evidently this is what happened to Donna Troy in the New 52, despite those that turned her into a villain and her actions as one previously being explained as part of Diana's altered memories and Donna's backstory as ComicBook/WonderGirl being restored a James Robinson brought back in her villainous history from the New 52 ([[ContinuitySnarl/DonnaTroy despite it now contradicting canon in and outside of the WW book]]).²* ReluctantWarrior: She may be an Amazon, but she constantly advocates diplomacy. At one point in the Post-Crisis continuity she is [[spoiler: forced to kill Maxwell Lord since he had telepathic control over Superman, and (while under the Lasso of Truth's effects) refused to not use it to kill other heroes]].²* RequisiteRoyalRegalia: Her tiara.²* {{Retool}}: Poor Diana has gone through so many of these over the years, you'd think she was some hanging-by-the-fingernails C-lister instead of one of DC's "Big Three". A quick thumbnail of the bigger ones:²** At the dawn of [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks the Bronze Age]], Creator/DennisONeil infamously had all of Themyscira PutOnABus and turned Diana into a BadassNormal kung-fu fighter, apparently to tap into the popularity of [[Series/TheAvengers1960s Emma Peel]]; she also ran a boutique by day and pretty much gave up both her SecretIdentity ''and'' her star-spangled costume. This so-called "mod" era was derided by many (most notably Gloria Steinem) but hung on for about three years before unceremoniously fading away.²** The immediate ComicBook/PostCrisis period saw Creator/GeorgePerez doing a lot of tinkering and distilling with her origins, tying Themyscira to a good half of the Greek Dodekatheon (instead of just Aphrodite and Athena), setting her first contact with Man's World in contemporary times (TheEighties), and [[DemotedToExtra sidelining]] traditional sidekicks Etta Candy and Steve Trevor in favor of his new UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}-based characters. Perez also soft-pedaled the idea of Diana as a "superhero" (apart from outright refusing a SecretIdentity, she initially turned down an invite to join ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational) in favor emphasizing her ambassador work between the Amazons and Man's World; when she did fight, it was usually against some rogue God or EvilSorcerer with a specific beef against the Amazons.²** Alas, all this ambassador work crashed and burned in the ''War of the Gods'' CrisisCrossover - as did Perez's RealLife relationship with DC Comics. Enter Bill Messner-Loebs, who quickly put Themyscira ''back'' on that bus, and just a few issues later revealed that [[BusCrash Circe made the whole place go kaboom]]. Most of Perez's supporting characters got booted, while the stories in general shifted to generally DenserAndWackier UrbanFantasy fare (that story where Diana worked at a taco joint to make ends meet? Loebs' idea).²*** Eventually, public and/or editorial demand got Loebs to bring back Themyscira... whereupon he had Queen Hipployta [[TookALevelInJerkass take about fifty levels in Jerkass]] and hatch a conspiracy to crown an AntiHeroSubstitute named Artemis the new Wonder Woman. It wasn't long before Artemis was killed in the line of duty, but this incident pretty much poisoned all ties between Diana and Themyscira...²** Then ''Loebs'' got fed up and left. Cue Creator/JohnByrne taking over and moving Diana to Gateway City, a thinly-veiled pastiche of UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco with a brand-new supporting cast (most notably ComicBook/WonderGirl Cassie Sandsmark). Ironically, this was somewhat ''less'' drastic than the Loebs retool(s); Byrne had great respect for Perez and took steps to restore the old status-quo and scope of Diana's adventures, and it's even been argued that his supporting characters were just Perez's with the SerialNumbersFiledOff.²*** ... until Byrne had Diana killed off by the arch-devil Neron, then resurrected as a straight-up PhysicalGod by the Olympians. In ''concept'' this meant she was more powerful than ever; in ''practice'' Olympus' AlienNonInterferenceClause basically turned her into a side-character in her own book while Hipployta - [[TheAtoner in atonement for the aforementioned conspiracy]] - became the "official" Wonder Woman and had all the actual adventures. Where all this was meant to go wasn't especially clear, as Byrne's run was CutShort, and his last issue unceremoniously returned Diana to the mantle.²** The next three writers - Eric Luke, Phil Jimenez, and Creator/GregRucka - were decidedly less keen on rocking the boat, though Jimenez's run did see Themyscira getting blown up by ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} (then rebuilt), and Diana's home base shifting to [[BigApplesauce New York]], with a legitimate embassy for the Amazons. For about five years or so, all was still...²** ... then the Max Lord incident happened, followed by ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''. Once the dust settled, Themyscira was on that bus ''again'', and it was decided that Diana was too "out of touch" with humanity. Cue the return of her SecretIdentity... as a field agent for [[TheMenInBlack the Department of Metahuman Affairs]].²* {{Retraux}}: Issue #0 of the New 52 reboot is styled after Golden Age Wonder Woman comics.²* TheRival: Artemis of the Bana-Mighdall (later becomes TheLancer)²* RoguesGallery: [[WarGod Ares/Mars,]] [[CatGirl Cheetah,]] [[WickedWitch Circe,]] [[GiantWoman Giganta,]] [[PsychicPowers Dr. Psycho,]] [[HollywoodCyborg Dr. Cyber,]] [[AlienGeometries Angle Man,]] [[ThoseWackyNazis Paula Von Gunther]]²** Paula Von Gunther eventually makes a HeelFaceTurn, however.²* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Queen Hippolyta of Themyscira isn't above getting her hands dirty (and, in one bit of comics continuity, was Wonder Woman during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII). Her daughters, Diana and Donna, are more than happy to follow in their mother's footsteps, Diana as the current Wonder Woman and Donna as the first ComicBook/WonderGirl (now Troia).²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:S–Z]]²* SadlyMythtaken: ''Wonder Woman'' is only loosely based on Greek Mythology with writers often taking liberties...sometimes very generous liberties.²** In mythology, the Amazons were fierce warriors not any more peaceful than any other group of the time. In fact they were typically outright villainous, marauding, taking and selling people into slavery, and even culling their own children for being born the "wrong" sex.²** In mythology, Hippolyta held the favor of Ares (and was his daughter) instead of being his enemy. ²** On the same note the Amazons as a whole had Ares' favor bestowed on them since he was consort to one of their queens, and tended to be referred to as the daughters of Ares (though only Queen Otrera's daughters were truly his children). Here he is almost always their bitter enemy.²** Most mythological versions of the meeting between Hippolyta and Hercules have it being peaceful until Hera stirred the Amazons against the hero. In most comic versions, Hercules attacked the Amazons at the behest of Ares.²** It was even more blatant in the original Golden Age comics; aside from Aphrodite as the Amazons' BigGood, Marston rarely bothered bringing in any of the other Gods... but when he did, it would ''always'' be mixed in with CasualInterplanetaryTravel sci-fi, with Ares literally ruling a kingdom on Mars, Hades literally ruling Pluto, etc.²** ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1987'':²*** While it's par the course given that part of the Amazon's backstory is that the myths are twisted versions of what "truly happened" Ares gets hit hard here, especially since his parentage of Hippolyta and Antiope was later retconned back in. Here it is ''he'' who drives the Hercules to attack the Amazons rather than Hera, though her driving Hercules mad is given a mention. This means Ares orchestrated the rape and enslavement of his own daughters, which goes quite contrary to his mythological counterpart for whom his dedication to his children was his only redeeming quality. For mythological Ares the rape or attempted rape of his children was also a BerserkButton, and he didn't much get on with Hercules since the hero killed one of Ares'--murderous cannibalistic--children.²*** The Amazon daughter of Ares said to have led a contingent of her people to Troy was Penthesilea in the myths, not her sister Antiope.²*** Hercules of myth did not attend the battle of Troy, he was already dead (and/or ascended to Olympus) by the time that mess started.²*** The Areopagus is a rock to the northwest of the Acropolis in Athens, not Ares' private {{Mordor}}. Ares ''does'' have an abode in mythology outside of Olympus, a dread palace decked in iron in the Balkans (then called Haemus) which is said to weaken light and be guarded by Phobos (fear), Deimos (dread), Eris (discord), Impetus (passion), Insidia (treachery), Nefas (mischief), and the Irae (angers), rather than just house Ares, Harmonia, Phobos, and Deimos like DC's Areopagus.²** ''ComicBook/WonderWoman2011'':²*** Mythological Eros is either the son of Ares and Aphrodite or a primordial god, older than the Titans, not Hephaestus' son. ²*** While there was indeed a prophecy in mythology about one of Zeus' children usurping him there was never any question about which of his children it referred to; it was Athena. ²*** While the consent involved in the beginning of Persephone and Hades' relationship is unclear in the original myths, (her father gave her to him which was as much consent as the Greeks needed) by the time heroes were coming to Hades to try and make bargains they had one of the most solid and equal marriages of the gods and Hades allowed Persephone to make decisions on how to run Hades and to make bargains with their visitors. This version of Persephone was so devastated and unhappy with her unequal marriage with Hades she killed herself.²*** Mythological Artemis was the virgin goddess of virgins, and took pleasure in finding creatively cruel deaths for those who saw her naked form, the New 52 version's crush on her brother and exhibitionist ways are comic original.²** ''ComicBook/WonderWomanRebirth'':²*** In mythology Atlantiades/Hermaphroditus was born to Aphrodite and Hermes, the gods of female and male sexuality respectively, while here they were created by Aphrodite alone. Particularly erogenous as they even explain they are a union of opposites, while they're not really the result of a union of any kind in this iteration where they have been turned into an intersex Aphrodite clone.²*** In mythology Atlantiades less commonly known name comes from Hermes' mother being a daughter of Atlas, while here Aphrodite's mother Dione was mistaken for one of Atlas' daughters when her father was given variously as Uranus or more commonly Aether, never Atlas. Up until this point in the DCU Aphrodite had not been a daughter of Zeus either, though their is some mythological basis for this as some sources claim she is the daughter of Zeus and Dione rather than the daughter of Zeus' grandfather Uranus as she is more commonly thought of.²*** Getting rid of their father Hermes makes their more commonly known name of Hermaphroditus entirely nonsensical, as the name is a combination of their parents names Hermes - Herm and Aphrodite - aphroditus.²*** Hermaphroditus was one of the Erotes in mythology, but was the god of {{hermaphrodite}}s, effemate men, and androgyny while lust, sexual desire and mutual love were aspects of other Erotes: lust/desire an aspect Himeros and Eros and mutual love of Anteros.²* SameSexTriplets:²** [[AlphabeticalThemeNaming Joey, Jackie and Johnny]] Star.²** Lillie, Tillie, and Millie Heyday. ²* SanitySlippage: Pre-Crisis, if Wonder Woman or any Amazon lost their bracelets, they slowly turned batshit crazy. Justified in that they were a ''punishment'' for the Amazons sins.²* SchizoTech: Pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}}, Paradise Island had both magic ''and'' advanced technology. For instance, they built the Invisible Jet. Since they had a magic [[SurveillanceAsThePlotDemands scrying device]] that let them observe developments on the outside world at will, and they were a scholarly culture with nothing but time on their hands to invent things, [[JustifiedTrope this actually makes perfect sense.]] ComicBook/PostCrisis, this was deemed confusing, and the Amazons were cast solidly back into the Bronze Age.²* SecretIdentity: Though not much anymore. Lampshaded in the Simone run, with Tom Tresser even telling her that she's the worst person at keeping a secret identity he's ever known.²* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Diana's mission in ''Wonder Woman: Odyssey''.²* 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]], but Heracles escaped anyway.²* ShesGotLegs: Wonder Woman usually wears a revealing strapless leotard or other outfits (such as a bustier-hotpants combo or a form-fitting body suit) that highlight her long muscular legs.²* ShootingSuperman: Most goons like to stand directly in front of her before shooting at her, regardless of the well-known fact that she can block bullets, and is just as super-durable as Superman besides.²* {{Sidekick}}: Wonder Girl, Etta Candy. And the Holiday Girls, young women from Holiday women's college who assisted WW, did investigative work, got caught and tied up and rescued a lot. Many of them were from Etta's "Beeta Lamda" sorority, where a common pledge prank was that you had to walk around campus in baby outfits with diapers and a bottle.²* SignatureInstrument: During UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, Wonder Woman's gal pal and fellow Nazi hunter Etta Candy played a sousaphone, which she used on at least two occasions to seem beneath notice before pouncing on and attacking Nazi spies.²* SkilledButNaive: Mixed with a dollop of GoodCannotComprehendEvil in George Perez's run, which had her fresh off Themyscira. In her late teens, she had been endowed with great intelligence, but she struggled with the concept of Barbara Minerva being deceptive and wanting to steal her lasso, or Myndi Mayer unable to break her cocaine addiction, leading to her drug-induced suicide. Those things were utterly foreign to her, though they helped her become OlderAndWiser.²* SleepsInTheNude: Diana seems to have a habit of sleeping au natural.²** In ''ComicBook/WonderWoman2006'' #37, Diana is sleeping naked in her room when she suddenly notices Ares is her room creepily sitting in the corner and she sits up in shock. A combination of SexySilhouette, ModestyBedsheet and GodivaHair are used to preserve her modesty, though Diana herself [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl doesn't bother covering herself]] in front of Ares.²** In ''ComicBook/WonderWoman2011'' #1, Zola is teleported into Diana's bedroom in London and catches her sleeping in her bed naked. She ends up startling Diana that causes her to WakeUpFighting and gives Zola a NeckLift.²* SomeNuttyPublicityStunt:²** Wonder Woman provoked what may have been the first comic book appearance of this trope, in one of her earliest adventures. Stealing a car from some Axis agents, they start shooting at her. As Wonder Woman deflects the bullets of one bad guy's tommy gun (with one hand) while driving off, the other says "I saw her on the stage! Let her go, she's probably doing some publicity stunt!" Which shows you how they lost the war.[[note]]''Sensation Comics'' #2 (1942)[[/note]]²** ComicBook/PostCrisis, it's {{Deconstructed|Trope}}. She's a novelty, so much so that Myndi Mayer appoints herself as Diana's agent, which both Diana and Julia reluctantly agree is necessary. Myndi really does admire Diana, though, so it isn't the same exploitation that Rex Leech had with Superboy.²* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Diana has the [[DependingOnTheWriter infrequently acknowledged]] ability to talk to animals.²* StarSpangledSpandex: Along with Wonder Girl, Donna Troy.²* StatuesqueStunner: Is often drawn this way in more recent comics. Averted in the original version, where she was normally proportioned and could easily pass for a pretty but otherwise unremarkable American woman when out of costume.²* StrappedToABomb: This happened at least once. She wasn't just tied to the bomb, the bomb was dropped on a city. It was on the cover of a comic. [[http://tytempletonart.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/wonder-woman-da-bomb-bigger1.jpg This one, in fact]].²* StrawFeminist: When written badly. The PetPeeveTrope of a lot of WW fans.²** Two words: ''ComicBook/AmazonsAttack''.²** [[ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder "Out of my way, sperm bank."]]²** In ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker'', ComicBook/TheJoker's depiction of her is as an angry housewife armed with the RollingPinOfDoom.²** Parodied in a Creator/GailSimone issue showing a [[StylisticSuck really bad movie]] of Diana's life (actually created by a villain):²--->'''Old Amazon:''' I say to you, that beast is man! See its lust for alcohol, and raw meat, and sex!\²'''Wonder Woman:''' ''(ThoughtCaption)'' Well, ''this'' is a diplomatic nightmare. Why do people think a belief in women equals a hatred of men?\²'''Old Amazon:''' They love war! Them, and worse, [[AllMenArePerverts their women!]] And worst of all...\²'''Wonder Woman:''' ''(ThoughtCaption)'': Please don't say it, please don't say it.\²'''Old Amazon:''' [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking They leave the toilet seat up!]]\²'''Amazons:''' Kill the men! Kill the men!\²'''Wonder Woman:''' ''(ThoughtCaption)'' Urgh. Kill the scriptwriter.²* {{Stripperiffic}}: JMS tried to deliberately avert this when redesigning the costume for his run. It's debatable as to his success; true, her legs are covered up, but her new breastplate actually shows off more cleavage than the old one, and the jacket usually comes off when she fights (and was eventually abandoned).²* StrongAndSkilled: Even when she's not portrayed as strong as Superman, she is still stronger than everyone else, and more than makes up for the rest by being a consummate master of martial combat.²* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Paula von Gunther's husband was brutally murdered in front of her by the Nazis for the couple's refusal to cooperate, right before they kidnapped her daughter Gerta in order to force Paula to work for them lest they do the same to Gerta.²* SuperheroOrigin: She's [[TheChosenOne the chosen champion]] of the Amazons and their patron goddesses, tasked with spreading the message of love, peace, and justice.²* SuperSenses: Diana can sense magic! In some versions her normal senses are enhanced as well.²* SuperSpeed: She has the speed of Hermes, and according to a recent issue of ''Justice League'', can hit and dodge faster than Superman thanks to her warrior training.²** She'd still lose in a race, though. As Batman put it, "Who's faster: Bruce Lee or Usain Bolt?"²** In another, older issue, a variant of when she first met Flash, she showed off how fast she was. He countered... by running backward and still beating her. She was amused.²--->'''Wonder Woman:''' I warn you, the gods granted me the speed of Mercury.²--->'''Flash:''' Oh, I'm sorry. I thought you were '''fast'''.²** According to an issue of ''JLA'', the speed of Mercury is around mach three. Pretty fast by most standards... but the Flash has been quoted as saying, "Can we pick up the pace? Mach ''ten'' is a ''crawl!''"²* SuperStrength: As touted in her first outing she is "stronger than Hercules".²* SuperToughness: Exactly how much toughness she has depends on the writer, but generally she'll fall under this trope. She usually likes to block bullets with her bracelets instead of her skin, though.²* SuperheroSpeciation: Nowadays, Diana has found her distinctive place in the DC trinity: while Superman provides the inspiration of good and Batman with his cunning, Wonder Woman provides an element of pragmatic power willing to go a step further than them and kill her enemies if necessary, while also using her diplomatic/political power as Themyscira's representative to the rest of the world to advocate for peace whenever possible. ²* SwissArmySuperpower: In the earlier (Pre-Crisis/Silver Age) comics the titular heroine's emblematic lasso served as more than a vaguely fetishistic lie-detector. Over the course of a DC Showcase anthology she used it as an impromptu propeller, an emergency roller coaster track extension, an electrical conduit, another propeller, a [[ThisIsADrill drill]], and some sort of sonic dinosaur repellent. She also used it occasionally to actually snag things. Specifically, [[SerialEscalation a nuclear missile, all of Paradise Island, and a lightning bolt]].²* TakeThat / ShoutOut: In one of the issues following ''ComicBook/AmazonsAttack'', Steel tells Nemesis to spy on suspected Amazons because "we don't want an Amazons Attack 2".²* TailfinWalking: Subverted with Manno the Merman, [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_rLV-ZuNPwJ4/SYjnedh2AuI/AAAAAAAADf8/9hsInlKJeew/s1600-h/WonderWoman125_14.jpg who hops on land.]]²* ThirteenIsUnlucky: Played for Laughs. General Darnell says he won't order Steve on a mission because, if he vanishes without a trace trying to accomplish it, he'll be the twelfth operative to do so.²-->'''Steve:''' You scared me for a second, Gen. Darnell! I thought I'd be the '''thirteenth'''!²* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Three Gals]]: the cynical Amazons Hellene, Oenone and Iphthime. They double as BlondeBrunetteRedhead.²* ThouShaltNotKill: Originally played straight but averted more and more since the '90s, considering these days Diana is (usually) perfectly willing to kill if she judges it necessary and will never second-guess making that decision. [=* =][[MemeticMutation NECKSNAP]][=* =]²** Which makes sense since Wonder Woman is a dedicated warrior, though she always tries for peace first.²*** Pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}}, she was one of the most devout TechnicalPacifist types in the DCU. That was part of the point of having a lasso (aside from Moulton's [[AuthorAppeal interests]]) -- it was a ''non-lethal weapon.'' Back then, the Amazons certainly knew ''how'' to fight, but only for self-defense. Paradise Island was a "paradise" with lessons to teach us because unlike man's world, it was ''peaceful.'' There's a reason they were aided by [[ThePowerOfLove the goddess of love]] and the [[ArchEnemy arch-enemy]] of Amazon society was [[WarIsGlorious the god of war]].²*** ''ComicBook/KingdomCome''. Wonder Woman has a slow HeroicBreakdown as she keeps pointing out she's a warrior - why else would she have a sword? - culminating in her killing of Von Bach. Franchise/{{Batman}} gives her a WhatTheHellHero.²*** This has led to {{Flanderization}} by people CompletelyMissingThePoint that she was acting violently out of character in ''ComicBook/KingdomCome.'' That's ''why'' Batman and everyone were so shocked by her killing Von Bach. Since then, readers and writers alike seem to have pegged her as the one member of DC's Big Three who is willing to kill--which, in light of most of her history, may count as pretty drastic MotiveDecay.²*** In fact, the Amazons in ComicBook/PostCrisis were cursed ''because'' they took lethal vengeance on Heracles' men for their crimes. Athena gave them a WhatTheHellHero TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to them, and forced them to eternally guard the world from monsters on Themyscira apart from the World of Men.²*** Which actually obscures things more than it clears them up - ever since ComicBook/PostCrisis, a good 50% of Wonder Woman's rogues gallery tends to consist of mythological monsters, rogue gods, and other things that probably couldn't be tried by mortal law even if she ''did'' bring them in alive. WhatMeasureIsANonHuman tends to kick in ''hard'' here, and even the most devoutly pacifistic authors will often have her kill gorgons and minotaurs with nary a complaint.²*** In ''ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier'', she frees a group of south-east Asian sex slaves and has no qualms about allowing them to kill the men who enslaved them, causing a big argument with Superman.²* ThreateningShark: Themyscira is protected by Megalodons in the sea around it, and the giant sharks have even offered themselves for a HeroicSacrifice to help protect the island.²* TokenMinority: Nubia, who was even explicitly called the "Black Wonder Woman" in TheSeventies. Later years have shown the Amazons to be more racially diverse, so Phillippus, while the most ''prominent'' black Amazon, doesn't stick out quite so much. Nubia ''was'' the black Wonder Woman. In this version of the story, Hippolyta had originally been directed to make two figures, one dark, one light. The black baby was stolen by Ares and thereby hangs the tale.²* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: During WWII the Holliday Girls contained a pair of close friends who fit, the very feminine and boy crazy Glamora Treat and the rough and tumble tomboy Bobby Strong.²* TookALevelInBadass: What happens when Wondy wields ComicBook/{{Thor}}'s {{Mjolnir}}? '''[[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/12/128825/2549733-165334-36022-mjolnir_super.jpg This.]]'''²* TooMuchForManToHandle: Di's Lasso of Truth has helped her defeat enemies by forcing them to confront that their own goals will destroy them, most prominently in George Perez's ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1987'' Ares storyline. Ares walked away from his plans and agreed to a long standing truce after Diana showed him what would happen if he won with the lasso. ²* ATrueHero: Depending on the writer, Diana is depicted as a more tactful hero than others such as Superman or Batman, because she shares similar abilities and moral character to the former, but also has the intellect and skills of the latter. In addition to this, unlike Superman or Batman, she considers herself to be a diplomat and if a crisis can be solved by extending a hand in friendship, then she'll gladly seek that option. But if the problem requires more [[MurderIsTheBestSolution permanent measures]] to be resolved, then [[IDidWhatIHadToDo she'll do what she must]]. ²* UnlimitedWardrobe: In the Silver Age during her "mod" years Diana had a large constantly changing wardrobe. Other versions of the character have also had "an outfit for every occasion".²* UnscaledMerfolk: Gerta von Gunther did some experiments on a handful of sharks which turned them into mermaid like individuals with human level intelligence. She then kept them in fish tanks like pets which infuriated them and they attempted to get revenge on Gera and the Amazons under the leadership of one of their number named Sharkeeta. ²* UnstoppableRage: For Wonder Woman and other Amazons in their pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} incarnations, the Bracelets of Submission acted as a check against the use of unrestrained power. If Wonder Woman's bracelets were removed, she became intoxicated with power, violent and nearly unstoppable. Like some readers, villains could be confused about the "rules" of Wonder Woman's bracelets, thinking that their removal would also remove her strength (cue OhCrap moment for the bad guys).²* VerySpecialEpisode:²** One of the few well-handled varieties dealt with the drug induced suicide of Wonder Woman's publicist Myndi Mayer early in Perez's run in ''[[http://www.comicvine.com/wonder-woman-20-who-killed-myndi-mayer/4000-30029/ Who Killed Myndi Mayer?]]'' It was so well-done it became one of the stories included in the ''Greatest Wonder Woman Stories Ever Told'' omnibus.²** ''[[https://www.comics.org/issue/66065/ The Once and Future Story]]'', published in 1998, has a story dealing with abusive relationships as its theme. The plot details how a princess of a tribe of warrior women saves her mother from an abusive relationship with Theseus, while Wonder Woman notices that the archeologist Moria is likewise in a similar relationship with her husband being the abuser. The back cover also has some information and phone numbers for dealing with such relationships.²* WackyFratboyHijinx: The Holliday Girls spend far more time participating in wacky sorority girl hijinx, and beating up Nazis, than they do going to class. This gets them in real trouble on occasion such as the time two of the Heyday triplets were kidnapped from the Girls' Haunted House mostly because the place was incredibly unsecured and no one knew where they were since the older girls grabbed them and tossed them in a truck to bring them there on a whim. ²* WaterfallIntoTheAbyss: Themyscira is a set of floating islands with waterfalls.²* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: Her tiara and leotard.²* WillNotTellALie: As the Spirit of Truth, even a secret identity is difficult for her.²* WorldsBestWarrior: Certainly the strongest Amazon warrior. In general, she's one of the biggest threats in Franchise/TheDCU. She's Superman with combat training.²* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: Supposed to be this in DC, due to Aphrodite's blessings.²* WritersCannotDoMath: In Issue #96, Angle Man traps Wonder Woman inside a TimeMachine and sends her to the year 4457 but later says he sent her 2700 years into the future. By that math, he sent her from the year ''1757''.²* {{Xenafication}}: Xena herself was ten times as compassionate and sympathetic than the 2011 TV version of Wondy. This version of Wondy seems to have been built around the notion that "strong women need to be more ruthless than anyone else!"²[[/folder]]²----

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