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The Amazons living on the isle of Themyscira and their creators, the Gods of Olympus.


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The Amazons of Themyscira

    Amazons 

The Amazons

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A race of female human-like beings who were created by the gods of Olympus to protect mankind and help put it on a righteous path. They eventually secluded themselves from it on the isle of Themyscira.


  • Action Girls: A whole island full of them.
  • Adaptational Heroism: As to be expected from any DC based work. In original mythology, the Amazons were a cautionary tale against women dominated societies, being savage conquerors and rapists. Here, they are simply isolationists.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the source material, the Amazons are all roughly as strong as Diana (Though that is somewhat Depending on the Writer), and as a society are extremely technologically advanced and would be capable of delivering a Curb-Stomp Battle to most any WWI-era nation. Here, a few squads of Imperial German troops is enough to deal them noticeable casualties.
  • All Myths Are True: The Amazons are not just the stuff of Greek myths in that universe, they do exist. And so did the gods of Olympus who created them.
  • Amazon Brigade: Themyscira is an island full of martially-trained women, and they can regroup and respond appropriately to threats that come to them. They're based on the Trope Namer, after all.
  • Ambiguously Bi: In a conversation about relationships and sexuality, Diana tells Steve that the Amazons concluded a long time ago that men are needed for procreation but are not necessary for pleasure. Steve doesn't dwell on this, but it's enough that the audience noticed.
  • Ambiguously Human: The Amazons are implied to have superhuman abilities. At the very least, they seem to be ageless.
  • Ancient Grome: As in the comics, they are mostly Greek-inspired but Diana is the namesake of the Roman goddess equated with the Greek goddess Artemis (who has a namesake Amazon herself).
  • Arrows on Fire: They shoot an arrow with durable fire on it to ignite a temple dedicated to the Amazons in Greece to warn humanity about great threats such as Steppenwolf's invasion. Humanity has long forgotten about said fire's meaning, but not Diana.
  • Born as an Adult: According to Hippolyta's story anyway, when Zeus created the Amazons they were already fully grown. It's clearly not the case for Diana however.
  • Braids of Action: A common Amazonian hairstyle.
  • Crazy-Prepared: They're trained as warriors all their life, even when they're not involved in war.
  • Dying Race: While they are stated to be familiar with conventional forms of reproduction, the Amazons seemingly don't seek them out to repopulate since Diana is pretty much the only Amazon child in the entire island. That means their total number can only decline and every time one of them dies in combat, they are one step closer to extinction. This is why they prefer to stay out of outside world's affairs and look out for each other's safety.
    • It's not specified if male Amazons exist/existed to begin with, or if reproducing with humans will reduce the offspring's lifespan to human levels or not.
  • Good Is Not Soft: They are opposed to Ares' evil and chaotic ways, and live in a near-utopia, but they train constantly for war and battle.
  • Hidden Elf Village: The Amazons chose to isolate themselves from humanity on their island, and by the 1910s humans don't know of its existence.
  • Horse Archers: Some Amazons like Antiope are very skilled at mounted archery.
  • Immortality Begins at 20: Or rather "Immortality Begins at 50", given how Hippolyta and Antiope seem to be the oldest-looking Amazons on the island (and both actresses are in their fifties) while being several millennia old. Diana is a demigoddess so one can assume she'll look like a 30-year-old forever.
  • Lady Land: Themyscira is entirely populated by Amazons, who are all female.
  • Lady Legionnaire Wear: Most Amazons wear a skirt of pteruges.
  • Long Lived Race: Some of the Amazons are several thousands of years old.
  • Medieval Stasis: They still dress and fight like ancient antiquity warriors at the start of the 20th century. Granted, they have lived isolated from the rest of the world.
  • Mysterious Mist: The isle of Themyscira is protected by a mist that discourages human ships from venturing near its coasts, although it can be crossed without trouble. That mist also creates a microclimate, turning Themyscira into a paradise island.
  • Omniglot: According to Diana the Amazons understand and speak hundreds of languages. The various languages of Native American tribes are not in their vocabulary however.
  • One-Gender Race: It seems like no male Amazon has ever existed.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: Although they do not display the misandry of Amazons as seen in other media, they largely have lost interest in aiding the human race, and a few of them are ready to kill Steve Trevor outright for bringing human conflict to their island.
  • Precursor Heroes: The alliance of humans, Amazons, Atlanteans, Olympians and a Green Lantern that defeated Steppenwolf in the distant past are described by Diana as part of an "age of heroes". They also represent the Justice League's predecessors in more than one way.
  • Proud Warrior Race: They are born and raised as warriors.
  • Public-Domain Character: They are directly based on the Amazons from Classical Myths.
  • Really 700 Years Old: They seem to have eternal youth. They are not immortal though.
  • Red Shirt Army: Several are killed during the Germans' attack. Even more get killed during Steppenwolf's rampage to get his hands on their Mother Box in modern day.
  • Rock Beats Laser: The Amazons' superhuman physical attributes, lifelong martial training, and ancient times weaponry seemingly made from magical materials (a Red Shirt's small shield is seen blocking 7.92 rounds at one point) are enough to dispose of a whole platoon of World War I German soldiers who are armed with rifles, although they still face the devastating power of firearms doing so, and they lose several warriors and their general to them.
    • Although the Amazons also benefit from a particularly egregious example of Hollywood Tactics from the Germans, which involves riflemen running headlong towards charging cavalry which is perhaps the single worst tactical decision they could have made. Had the Germans set up a proper firing line and fixed bayonets to receive the charge (all things that soldiers at that time would have been trained to do), they could have killed much more Amazons. The Germans also didn't have any heavy weapons, just rifles.
    • The Amazons had also fought against the Apokoliptian invaders from Steppenwolf's war thousands of years ago and managed to force their retreat. Sure, the Olympians and a Green Lantern were on their side, but consider that warriors from roughly around the Bronze Age won against Sufficiently Advanced Aliens and you have this trope in mind.
  • Secret Keepers: They were guarding a Mother Box since Steppenwolf's first invasion of Earth.
  • The Spartan Way: Amazons train hard all their life for combat.
  • Stripperiffic: The aforementioned Chainmail Bikini is very revealing. Nonetheless, they still kick ass in them.
  • Super Strength / Super Reflexes: They display superhuman physical prowess at many points, like pulling off the Neck Lift, surviving the blast that occurs when Diana slams her bracers together, killing men with single punches, jumping thirty feet into the air, firing arrows hard enough to embed them halfway into solid rock, and firing three arrows with perfect accuracy from a bow while flipping. In Justice League one launches a presumably pretty heavy (and very un-aerodynamic) Mother Box several hundred meters by tying it to an arrow and loosing it, while the queen looses an arrow with enough force to fly at least dozens of kilometers (from an island in the Mediterranean to a temple on the Greek mainland) and above cloud cover. The most obvious instance of Super Strength also comes from Justice League, where two of them are able to hold up a giant stone door weighing roughly 15 tons, though they were clearly straining to their itter limits and eventually got crushed underneath it. Since Diana is of divine descent, she's much stronger than the average Amazon.
  • Team Switzerland: The Amazons once helped protect the Earth like during the first Apokoliptian invasion, but isolated themselves from humanity after that. Queen Hippolyta refuses to involve any Amazon when word of World War I gets to Themyscira through Steve Trevor.
  • World of Action Girls: When Proud Warrior Race meets Lady Land.
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    Diana / Wonder Woman 

    Queen Hippolyta 

Queen Hippolyta of Themyscira

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"Be careful with mankind, Diana. They do not deserve you! You have been my greatest love. Today, you are my greatest sorrow..."

Species: Amazon

Played by: Connie Nielsen

Dubbed by: Rebeca Patiño (Latin-American Spanish), Marjorie Frantz (French), Yoshiko Sakakibara (Japanese), Lina Rossana (Brazilian Portuguese)

Appearances: Wonder Woman | Justice League | Wonder Woman 1984

"The gods gave us many gifts. One day you'll know them all."

The Queen of the Amazons and mother of Diana.


  • Action Mom: She's the Queen of the Amazons, so you gotta expect she kicks about just as much ass as her daughter. And indeed she does, during the battle on the beach more precisely.
  • Adult Fear: Losing Diana to the humans' world or Ares is her greatest fear.
  • All for Nothing: An extensive chase erupts when she tries to get the Amazons' Mother Box away from Steppenwolf, who eventually gets his hands on it after slaughtering a number of Amazons. He then teleports himself away with it.
  • Badass Cape: Her royal mantle surely looks impressive, and it doesn't hamper her one bit in battle.
  • Badass Family: Her sister and daughter are also fierce warriors.
  • Badass in Charge: She's the Queen of the Amazons, after all.
  • Boobs of Steel: She (well, her actress) is "slightly more stacked" and is the Badass in Charge of the Amazons.
  • Cool Crown: Her golden tiara (photo).
  • Cool Helmet: She wears a helm/tiara that is adorned with a white crest in Justice League when Steppenwolf teleports himself on Themyscira.
  • Cool Sword: She wields a sword that has elaborate golden decorations on the hilt.
  • Deceptive Legacy: Diana was conceived in the traditional way with Zeus. Diana is told from childhood that she was sculpted from clay and given life by Zeus in response to Hippolyta's desperate prayers for a child of her own to love. The deception is to keep Diana from knowing that she is a demigoddess and meant to kill Ares. Once she leaves Themyscira, it isn't long until the deception is revealed.
  • Fantasy Forbidding Mother: She doesn't want young Diana to learn to fight, until she realizes she has no choice but to accept the inevitable. Then she orders Antiope to train her harder than any Amazon before her, to ensure Diana will develop the strength and skills she needs to defend herself perfectly.
  • Give Her A Normal Life: She is averse to having Diana trained as an amazon warrior and of leaving the isle with Steve because she just wants Diana to be her beloved daughter and not a Laser Guided Tyke Bomb for Ares.
  • Good Parents: She has educated Diana very well and considers her as her greatest love.
  • Head-in-the-Sand Management: She knows Ares is still around, but she won't do anything against him, seeking to protect the Amazons at all cost. Antiope then Diana call her out on this.
  • The High Queen: The beautiful and benevolent ruler of Themyscira.
  • Humans Are Bastards: She knows human nature much better than Diana does at the beginning of Wonder Woman and tells her "they don't deserve her".
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: She fights in her royal gown, crown and cape included.
  • Lady of War: Her sister Antiope may be the mightiest warrior in the Amazons, but Hippolyta is the most graceful; Her dynamic entry into the battle on the beach almost looks more like a dance than a fight.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Her reaction after Diana accidentally injures Antiope during training, thanks to her burgeoning divine powers.
  • Oh, Crap!: She has such an expression on her face when the Mother Box of Themyscira summons Steppenwolf in Justice League.
  • Older Than They Look: She's ten thousands of years old and looks like a 51 year old Connie Nielsen, who herself doesn't quite look her age.
  • Parents as People: Love her daughter dearly, but initially refused to let her be trained for combat; and even when she finally relented she still kept her daughter from the moral grayness of the world.
  • Pretty in Mink: Her Badass Cape is attached to a large fur.
  • Public-Domain Character: Based on Queen Hippolyta from the Greek Myths.
  • Requisite Royal Regalia: She has an extra-ornate circlet, a breastplate similar in design to Wonder Woman's except gold-plated, and an impressive fur mantle.
  • Reverse Grip: Wields her sword like this, combined with Sword and Fist.
  • Royal Blood: She is the queen of Themyscira.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: She takes part to the battle on the beach of Themyscira against German soldiers to great results, taking out several of them in one fell swoop.
  • Secret Keeper: She knows about Diana's true origins (that Diana really is the daughter she conceived with Zeus and not a clay creation), and doesn't tell her.
    Hippolyta: But she must never know the truth about what she is.
  • She's Got Legs: As the slit on her dress can attest to.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She stands at 5'10 1/2, which is half an inch taller than Diana, and is visibly beautiful. She was also the tallest woman in the DCEU until Queen Atlanna was introduced.
  • Super Strength: In Justice League, she is able to launch an arrow that flies above cloud cover before continuing tens of kilometers from Themyscira (an island in the Mediterranean at least tens of miles from the coast) to the Greek mainland via sheer momentum.
  • Truly Single Parent: She sculpted Diana from clay and beseeched Zeus to grant her life. Except that's a lie told to Diana to hide her true lineage: She's a demigoddess sired by Zeus in Hippolyta the traditional way to be a Laser-Guided Tyke-Bomb against Ares should he return.

    Antiope 

General Antiope

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"Never let your guard down! You expect the battle to be fair?! A battle will never be fair!"

Species: Amazon

Played by: Robin Wright

Dubbed by: Cony Madera (Latin-American Spanish), Juliette Degenne (French), Rika Fukami (Japanese)

Appearances: Wonder Woman | Justice League | Wonder Woman 1984

"You are stronger than you believe! You have greater powers than you know, but if you don't try harder..."

An Amazon general, the sister of Hippolyta and aunt of Diana. She is considered as the greatest Amazon warrior who ever lived.


  • Adaptational Heroism: This version of Antiope never founded the Bana-Mighdal (a society that served as an Evil Counterpart to the Amazons in the comic book run of George Perez).
  • Badass Family: Her niece and sister are also fierce warriors.
  • Badass in Charge: She's the mightiest warrior among the Amazons, and their General.
  • Badass Teacher: She taught Diana and most of the Amazons how to fight.
  • Blood Knight: During the charge on horseback in the battle against German invaders, she has a visible smirk on her face, which speaks volumes on how long she's been waiting for such a moment to kick some serious ass.
  • Blown Across the Room: Diana's bracers' shockwave sends her flying during a training session.
  • Bow and Sword, in Accord: She is extremely skilled in combat with both swords and bows.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Despite being an Amazon general who can be Drill Sergeant Nasty during training, she wholeheartedly cares for her niece. To the point where she'd take a bullet for her.
  • Call to Adventure: As a Last Request before her death, she tells Diana to go where the war happens and rid the world of Ares.
  • Combat Pragmatist: During a sparring session, Diana disarms her and thinks it is over, only for her to sucker punch Diana and retrieve her sword, then lecture her that real battles are never fair.
  • Composite Character: Her status as the strongest Amazon before Diana became Wonder Woman is similar to Mala from the comics.
  • Cool Aunt: To Diana. She was secretly training her niece for combat just when she was a little girl, because her niece wanted it. And because Antiope knew a showdown with Ares was inevitable despite what she or her sister wanted for Diana.
  • Cruel to Be Kind: She's incredibly harsh on Diana in her training because she wants her to be prepared for anything.
  • Dented Iron: She has a visible scar on the left shoulder.
  • Four-Star Badass: She's not an Amazon general for nothing.
  • Frontline General: Being the most skilled Amazon around, she fights alongside her warriors where the battle is thickest, leading the charge against Steppenwolf's army in ancient times in Justice League and against the German landing on Themyscira in Wonder Woman. Unfortunately, this trope is desconstructed during the latter as she ends up dying in action to protect her niece and it deals a huge blow to her fellow Amazons' morale.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Her armor is prominently made of dark leather.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She saves Diana from a bullet by jumping in its way in Wonder Woman.
  • Horse Archer: She's a very skilled archer, mounted or not. She kills several Germans with her bow from her horse during the charge.
  • Improbable Use of a Weapon: She uses her bow to bash a few German soldiers.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Rare female example. Diana learned most of her ethics in combat from her after all.
  • Last Request: As she's dying in Wonder Woman, she tells Diana to go after Ares to kill him in order to stop the war.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: During the German attack on Themyscira in Wonder Woman, she takes the bullet for Diana and dies from the injury. This becomes a motivation for Diana to leave the island and stop the war.
  • Multishot: She can shoot two to three arrows at the same time.
  • Number Two: For Hippolyta. She points out that Ares will come back, and that they need to be ready.
  • The Obi-Wan: She's Diana's mentor and dies trying to protect her during the latter's first official battle in Wonder Woman.
  • Passing the Torch: After her death, Hippolyta gives Antiope's tiara to Diana, as it belonged to "the greatest Amazon warrior who ever lived", meaning it's up to Diana to become the next.
  • Punny Name: Antiope is Diana's aunt.
  • Royal Blood: She is the Queen's sister in addition to being their kingdom/nation's military general.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Only appears for about barely an hour in Wonder Woman, but she's the main reason why Diana became a formidable warrior.
  • So Proud of You: When Diana knocks her out during the training session with her, she is visibly smirking in approval due to awakening her niece's latent powers.
  • Taking the Bullet: During the battle on the beach of Themyscira, she jumps in the way of a bullet that was aimed at Diana, taking it and dying a a result. Note that the usual problem with this trope (since the late 19th century at the latest, rifles are perfectly capable of penetrating right through someone and retaining sufficient energy to kill or severely injure the person being shielded) is Justified in this case as Antiope is an Amazon, and thus possessing a minor degree of Super Toughness that would help stop the bullet in her body rather than letting it continue out the other side.
  • Tough Love: The reason why she ultimately disobeyed her sister's orders and started training Diana in secret — she didn't want Diana to fight anymore than Hippolyta did, but she knew, one way or another, that a confrontation with Ares was inevitable, and felt that the best way to protect Diana was to teach her how to protect herself.
  • Veteran Instructor: She's one of the most accomplished warriors among the Amazons, and as such she is personally in charge of Diana's training from childhood till adulthood. Queen Hippolyta doesn't expect anything less from Diana than surpassing Antiope, and specifically asks to have her trained harder than any other Amazon before her.
  • Warrior Princess: Since she's the Queen's sister, she's technically a princess. And as mentioned several times, she's considered as the greatest Amazon warrior who ever lived. She also trained her would be successor to be even more badass, too.
  • World's Best Warrior: She is considered as the greatest Amazon who has ever lived before Diana succeeded her.

    Menalippe 

Menalippe

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"The fire has not burned for five thousand years, men won't know what it means!"

Species: Amazon

Played by: Lisa Loven Kongsli

Dubbed by: Nadine Girard (French)

Appearances: Wonder Woman | Justice League

Antiope's lieutenant.


  • Adaptational Badass: The original comics version of her is a priestess.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Always appears distant except to Antiope.
  • Ambiguously Gay: It's implied that she's in a relationship with her boss, given how close she sticks to her and lets out a Big "NO!" when Antiope dies.
  • Blade on a Stick: She wields a spear during the cavalry charge against German invaders.
  • Number Two: She's Antiope's lieutenant.
  • Satellite Character: Pretty much only appears in close proximity to Antiope.
  • Torture Technician: She's the one holding the Lasso of Hestia (Lasso of Truth) on Steve Trevor as he's interrogated by the Amazons after the battle against the Germans. And it burns him until the truth comes out of his mouth.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: Possibly. In the comics she's Hippolyta's and Antiope's youngest sister. Here, it is heavily implied that she's not related to the royal family of Themyscira.

    Venelia 

Venelia

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Species: Amazon

Played by: Doutzen Kroes

Dubbed by: Caroline Espargilière (French)

Appearances: Wonder Woman | Justice League

An Amazon lieutenant.


  • Cool Sword: Her sword's hilt looks exactly like the Godkiller's (Diana's sword in Wonder Woman), with two dragon heads biting the blade.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She shoots an arrow with the Mother Box attached to it with a rope so another Amazon can pick it up further and do the same to get it as far from Steppenwolf as possible. She does so right in the face of the New God a mere second before he kills her with his axe.
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    Philippus 

Philippus

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"If he dies, we'll know nothing about who they are, and why they came!"

Species: Amazon

Played by: Ann Ogbomo

Dubbed by:

Appearances: Wonder Woman | Justice League

An Amazon warrior.


  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Once the battle on the beach of Themyscira is over and the very angry Amazons are very willing to kill Steve Trevor (as he wears a similar uniform to the German soldiers who invaded their island and killed a number of them, and refuses to tell them anything), she wisely points out Steve has to live to tell them who the soldiers were and why they came. Following her advice, the Amazons use the Lasso of Truth on Steve in the next scene, to make him talk.
  • Say My Name: She dramatically pronounces Steppenwolf's name upon his teleportation in the chamber where the Amazons keep their Mother Box.
  • The Smart Girl: Unlike the other Amazons, she doesn't let herself be overwhelmed by anger after the battle on the beach and wisely suggests to let Steve live so he can be interrogated.
  • Uncertain Doom: Phillipus is last seen in Justice League making her stand against Steppewolf and his Parademons to ensure her queen escapes with the Mother Box. Its unknown if she survived or not, but its heavily implied that she died holding the line.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Pulls this on Steppenwolf to buy time for Queen Hippolyta to flee with the Mother Box.

    Penthesilea 

Penthesilea

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Species: Amazon

Played by: Brooke Ence

Appearances: Wonder Woman | Justice League

An Amazon warrior.


  • Amazonian Beauty: She's visibly muscular. It helps that she's played by a CrossFit athlete.
  • Chainmail Bikini: The outfit she wears in Justice League is noticeably more revealing than the chest plate she wore in Wonder Woman. It resembles Diana's armor's chest plate right down to the color and "W" shape, but without the belly and lungs areas.
  • Drop the Hammer: She carries a hammer in Justice League. She uses it to seal the Mother Box chamber.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She helps seal the Mother Box chamber and ends up trapped inside with Steppenwolf after helping Queen Hippolyta escape with the Mother Box.
  • Super Strength: Along with another Amazon warrior, she's strong enough to hold the stone door of the Mother Box's chamber long enough for Queen Hippolyta to flee Steppenwolf with the artifact.
  • Uncertain Doom: She ends up trapped in the Mother Box chamber with Steppenwolf and other Amazons. Although it's possible that the New God went straight for the chamber's wall to demolish it with his axe and get out, not being really bothered by the Amazons' attacks.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: In Greek Mythology, Penthesilea was a sister of Hippolyta and their queen during the Trojan War. Penthesilea does not appear to be related to Hippolyta here, though the one from mythology died in the Trojan war so its possible she was this one's namesake instead.

    Euboea 

Euboea

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Species: Amazon

Played by: Samantha Jo

Appearances: Wonder Woman | Justice League

An Amazon warrior.


  • Arrow Catch: While being chased by Steppenwolf, she catches the arrow Venelia just shot with the Mother Box attached to it, and drags it behind the horse she's riding with Queen Hippolyta.
  • The Blade Always Lands Pointy End In: During the battle on the beach of Themyscira, she jumps and throws two daggers in mid-air to kill a German soldier.
  • Death by Adaptation: The comic character she's based on has never been killed.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She dies trying to get the Mother Box away from Steppenwolf's hands, with Queen Hippolyta at her side.
  • Multi Shot: She's expert at throwing multiple daggers at the same time.
  • Signature Move: Jumping and throwing swords/daggers at opponents while she's in mid-air.

    Artemis 

Artemis

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Species: Amazon

Played by: Ann Wolfe

Appearances: Wonder Woman

The most physically imposing Amazon warrior.


  • Adaptational Curves: Artemis in the comics has a build much like Diana's own. This version is distinctly more muscular, courtesy of heavyweight boxer Ann Wolfe.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Similarly to Antiope, Artemis was a Bana-Mighdall Amazon, an initial rival to Diana belonging to a violent and brutal splinter faction that rejected the original Amazons' values, they were eventually reintegrated to Themyscira and Artemis herself reformed. Since the Bana don't exist in the DCEU (as Antiope never formed the group in the first place), Artemis is a Themysciran from the start.
  • Adaptation Deviation: In the comics, Artemis is a lithe, red-headed archer from Themyscira's sister colony Bana-Mighdall. Here she's a more brawny woman with dark hair and skin, who wields a heavy double-bladed axe and hails from Themyscira.
  • Age Lift: Artemis in the comics, at least physically, looks to be the same rough age as Diana, though was actually younger than her when she originally made her debut. This version is played by a middle-aged actress, and was already an adult whilst Diana was still a child.
  • An Axe to Grind: She wields a double-bladed axe in battle.
  • The Big Guy: Being physically the strongest of the Amazons (not counting Diana and her Super Strength) is her utmost advantage in battle.
  • No-Sell: Other Amazons are seen breaking wooden staves on her for training, and she doesn't even bend or flinch.
  • Race Lift: Originally a red-headed Caucasian in the comics, here she's of African appearance.

    Mnemosyne 

Mnemosyne

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"Diana! Come back!"

Species: Amazon

Played by: Josette Simon

Dubbed by:

Appearances: Wonder Woman

The hapless tutor of a young Diana.


  • Badly Battered Babysitter: Mnemosyne is not the first at having to handle young Diana. All of Diana's previous tutors ran out of patience with her antics. The trope is not pushed to the extreme however, Diana just runs away without endangering her tutors.
  • Private Tutor: She is young Diana's tutor at the beginning of Wonder Woman, and that's no easy task since Diana is Constantly Curious and escapes to see the Amazon warriors training and dreams of becoming like them.
  • Race Lift: She is white in the comics, and she's played by a black actress here.
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    Epione 

Epione

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Species: Amazon

Played by: Eleanor Matsuura

Dubbed by:

Appearances: Wonder Woman

The chief healer of the Amazons.


  • Meaningful Name: Appropriate to her role among the Amazons; in Greek mythology Epione was the wife of the god of medicine, Asclepius, and was herself the goddess of the soothing of pain.
  • The Medic: She heals the wounds of her fellow Amazons. She is surprised how Diana regenerated her shoulder wound faster than anyone else which is one of the first signs that Diana is of Divine Parentage.
  • Race Lift: She's white in the comics. Eleanor Matsuura is of Japanese descent.

    Orana 

Orana

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Species: Amazon

Played by: Mayling Ng

Appearances: Wonder Woman

An Amazon warrior.


  • Awesome, but Impractical: Her cliff-swinging technique looks awesome, but it provides her zero cover against the German soldiers' rifles. And sure enough, a well-timed or lucky shot kills her. In all fairness she most likely didn't know about the existence of rifles.
  • Death by Adaptation: She's the first character to die in the Wonder Woman film, whereas the original Wonder Woman comics gave her a more important role.
  • Demoted to Extra: She replaced Diana as Wonder Woman after challenging her in Wonder Woman issue #250 (December 1978). She's no more than a Red Shirt in the Wonder Woman film, and the first person to die in it at that.
  • Race Lift: The Orana from the comics is a red-haired Caucasian. The actress is of Asian descent.
  • Red Shirt: She is not named on-screen, she doesn't have any line, and she gets killed by a German soldier's shot during the battle on the beach of Themyscira. With her death, Diana witnesses the power of firearms for the first time in her life.
  • Trick Arrow: She shoots a Grappling Hook on top of a cliff, swings down from it and shoots arrows as she does.

The Gods of Olympus

    Olympians 

Olympian Gods

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"A long time ago, when time was new, and all of history was still a dream, the gods ruled the Earth, and Zeus kinged among them."
Hippolyta

The Gods of Olympus (or Olympians) were a race of divine beings who were worshiped by the civilizations of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, as well as the Amazons, who were created by Zeus. They were eventually exterminated by Ares millennia ago.


  • Adaptational Heroism: Any negative traits usually associated with the Olympians are glossed over and they are depicted as a force of good.
  • All Myths Are True: They are not just the stuff of Greek/Roman myths and Queen Hippolyta's bedtime stories to Diana in the DCEU, they really existed in the setting.
  • Death by Adaptation: In Greek/Roman myths, the Olympians were immortal. Here, most of them are dead by 1918.
  • Divine Conflict:
    • The War of the Gods, which pitted Ares against the whole Olympian pantheon.
    • And before that, they warred against the alien New Gods from Apokolips to defend Earth.
  • Dying Race: Ares killed them all during the War of the Gods and himself got killed by Diana during World War I. Diana is the Last of Her Kind since then.
  • God Is Good: With the sole exception of Ares, the few glimpses of the Olympians' portrayal in Wonder Woman don't give them any Jerkass Gods traits. They created mankind, then created the Amazons to help put mankind on a righteous path. They also helped repel the first Apokoliptian invasion of Earth.
  • Götterdämmerung: The whole Olympian pantheon was killed by Ares, who was eventually killed by Diana, the daughter of Zeus, making her the last of her kind. With their deaths, the New Gods of Apokolips are primed and ready to take their place.
  • "Just So" Story: Queen Hippolyta tells Diana how the gods created mankind and the Amazons using a book with lifelike panels.
  • Large and in Charge: When we see them in the past, they're all at least 7 feet tall and look to be covered in muscle. However, given that Ares isn't nearly as big it may be that they can shapeshift to some degree.
  • Physical God: They really existed in this setting, could interact with their creations and had tremendous powers.
  • Posthumous Characters: By the time Queen Hippolyta tells their stories to a young Diana, they are long gone, bar Ares.
  • Precursor Heroes: The alliance of humans, Amazons, Atlanteans, Olympians and Green Lanterns that defeated Steppenwolf in the distant past are described by Diana as heroes from the The Time of Myths, they represent the Justice League's predecessors in more than one way.
  • Public Domain Characters: Like the Amazons, they are directly based on Classical Myths.
  • Sadly Mythtaken: Their role is quite far removed from their original counterparts, what with being creators of humanity instead of Prometheus, or Ares being much more powerful and cunning than in the original myths.
  • Takes One to Kill One: It takes a god to kill another god, as Ares points out. He demonstrated it himself by killing his own kin. Then Diana eventually destroys him.

    Zeus 

Zeus

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Species: Olympian god

Played by: Sergi Constance (Justice League)

Appearances: Wonder Woman | Justice League

"Zeus created beings over which the gods would rule. Beings born in his image, fair, good, strong and passionate. He called his creation 'men', and mankind was good."
Hippolyta

The god of the sky, thunder and justice, and king of the gods of Olympus.


  • Adaptational Heroism: He's not as manipulative, adulterous, or quick to wrath as the mythological figure. At least as far as we know.
  • Badass Beard: He was the most powerful of the gods, and sported a beard.
  • Big Good: He was this before Ares killed all the gods, seeking to protect mankind and oppose Ares' chaotic ways.
  • Bolt of Divine Retribution: His traditional power. He is portrayed striking Ares with it on the panels Hippolyta shows to young Diana.
  • The Cameo: He briefly appears in Justice League to fight Steppenwolf during the great war from eons ago.
  • Determinator: He was the last of the Olympians to be killed by Ares, but still put up a fight against him before succumbing. He also had time to give the Amazons a weapon to kill Ares which was eventually revealed to be Diana herself.
  • Disappeared Dad: He is Diana's father, and he died a long time ago.
  • Fling a Light into the Future: He impregnated Hippolyta to give birth to Diana in order to give Earthlings a chance to destroy Ares one day, and perished of the wounds he got against Ares.
  • Heroic Build: In Justice League. Being played by a culturist helps.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Post-mortem, Ares reveals to Diana that Zeus was her biological father, making her a demigoddess.
  • The Maker: According to Hippolyta, he created mankind and the Amazons.
  • Posthumous Character: He died of the wounds inflicted to him by Ares long before Queen Hippolyta told the story of the War of the Gods to Diana.
  • Shirtless Scene: He fought shirtless against Steppenwolf and his armies.
  • Shock and Awe:
    • He struck Ares with a powerful lightning. It didn't kill Ares but banished him from Olympus.
    • He also used his powers against Apokoliptian forces during Steppenwolf's first invasion of the Earth.
    • Will more than likely be the source of Billy Batson's similar ability.

    Ares 
See World War I Enemies for his character page.

    Poseidon 

Poseidon

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Species: Olympian god

Appearances: Wonder Woman

The Olympian God of the sea, earthquakes and storms, as well as the brother of Zeus.


  • The Maker: As explained in Aquaman, he provided Atlanteans with a metal much tougher, sharper and more durable than those used by most mortals in the surface world — "Poseidon's steel", or "Atlantean steel". He may also be behind the mutations that made them able to live underwater.
  • Posthumous Character: He was killed by Ares long before Queen Hippolyta told the story of the War of the Gods to Diana.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: His trident, obviously.

    Artemis 

Artemis

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Species: Olympian god

Played by: Aurore Laurezal

Appearances: Justice League

The goddess of hunting and preservation. She fought against Steppenwolf's first invasion of Earth in ancient times.


  • Amazonian Beauty: As a result of being played by a MMA/Muai Thai fighter.
  • Arrows on Fire: Her godly powers allow her to shoot arrows made of fire that explode on impact.
  • Archer Archetype: The bow and arrow are her weapons of choice, but thanks to her being a goddess, she is capable of downing Apokoliptian spaceships with them.
  • The Cameo: Just like her father Zeus, she appears in Justice League during the flashback showing the invasion of Earth by Steppenwolf. Ares appears as well.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. There's an Amazon with the same name as her. It's highly likely she was named after the goddess Artemis. Also, the name of Artemis' Roman counterpart is Diana, the same as Wonder Woman.
  • Posthumous Character: She was killed by Ares long before Queen Hippolyta told the story of the War of the Gods to Diana.

    Athena 

Athena

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Species: Olympian god

Appearances: Wonder Woman

The goddess of crafts, wisdom and battle strategy, and the daughter of Zeus.



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