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Diana of Themyscira / Diana Prince / Wonder Woman

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"It is our sacred duty to defend the world. And it's what I'm going to do."
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"Oh, I don't think you've ever known a woman like me."

Species: Amazon demigoddess

Citizenship: Themysciran / Unknown

Affiliation(s): Amazons of Themyscira, Louvre Museum, Justice League

Played by: Gal Gadot, Emily Carey (teen), Lilly Aspell (young child)

Dubbed by: Jessica Ortiz (Latin-American Spanish), Sarah Dahan (European Spanish), Yuko Kaida (Japanese), Ingrid Donnadieu (European French), Lynda Thalie (Canadian French), Flávia Saddy (Brazilian Portuguese)

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Film appearances: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice | Wonder Woman | Justice League | Wonder Woman 1984

Other appearances: Justice League - Mercedes-Benz Presents

"I used to want to save the world, this beautiful place. But the closer you get, the more you see the great darkness simmering within."

The princess of the isle of Themyscira, Diana is an ageless, proud and fierce Amazon warrior. She is the daughter of Queen Hippolyta and Zeus, king of the Gods of Olympus, which makes her a demigoddess.

She decided to intervene in World War I. It proved to be a traumatising experience for her, and she restrained from intervening again in mankind's affairs... until particular circumstances made her change her mind almost one century later.

She ended up helping mankind again, and joined the Justice League to repel a new Apokoliptian invasion by Steppenwolf.

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  • 100% Adoration Rating: As a child, she was simply adored by every Amazon on the island, mainly because she was the only child of the island.
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade:
    • The Godkiller (Diana's sword at the time of World War I) can cut through German rifles and wood beams.
    • The Sword of Athena (Diana's second sword) can cut through otherwise Nigh Invulnerable Kryptonian bodies.
  • Achilles' Heel: As normal, bullets. She's much more vulnerable to piercing weapons than she is to blunt force or pressure waves, bleeding from a rifle graze taken during the beach fight against the Germans and always going out of her way to block or dodge bullets, to the point where her aunt even performs a Heroic Sacrifice to save her from getting shot. Downplayed in relation to the comics though, in that the gap between her piercing resistance and blunt-force resistance is much smaller and more realistic. While she can survive some heavy hits (Ares punching her across an airfield for example), she's only able to keep in the fight with Doomsday on part of blocking every blow with her shield, and in Justice League Superman easily dispatches her with a headbutt.
  • Action Heroine: She's a warrior demi-goddess who lunges into danger to fight against forces of evil.
  • Adaptational Curves: Inverted. In the comics, Wonder Woman is curvaceous with a hint of muscle. Here, she's got more of a swimmer's build.
  • Adaptational Dye Job: This iteration of Wonder Woman has brown eyes rather than the usual Icy Blue Eyes in the comics.
  • Adaptational Modesty: While her costume still shows a lot of skin, it's not as sexualized as many of its previous versions.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: Her control over her bracelets (which are, unlike the comics, not given an explanation) is enhanced to the point of her having developed the ability to cause a shockwave or block energy beams by smashing them together.
  • Adorkable: She was for all intents and purposes an innocent little country girl visiting the big city (and indeed, modern society) for the very first time when she visited London in 1918; she still lives and breathes old-fashioned Greek warrior values with complete sincerity, is openly affectionate to the children of complete strangers, and was positively enraptured by her very first ice-cream like a teenage girl. No longer this as she adjusts to the modern world and loses her innocence.
  • Age Lift: In the comics, Diana was in her mid-20s when she became Wonder Woman and started out around the same time as her fellow Leaguers. Here, she first fought in World War I.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Downplayed. While she isn't outright shunned by her fellow Amazons, being their princess, she isn't held to the same standards as them, having been the only Amazon to have actually been born on Themyscira and thus the only one to have never really experienced war and battle until the events of her film. It's also implied that Diana was the only one in her circle (if not the entire island itself) who was not aware of her true origin as a demigoddess and the purpose of her conception. Hence, her opinions on matters are often dismissed, while others are envious of or even outright fear her combat ability.
  • Alliterative Name: Wonder Woman. Applies to the actress who portrays her as well! Gal Gadot.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She's poised and graceful, which are important traits of the character, has long black hair, and is quite icy to Bruce Wayne when they first meet. Averted when she first ventured outside of Themyscira.
  • Anti-Nihilist: While she concedes that humanity may be doomed to constant violence, Steve Trevor proves to her that human lives are still worth saving.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Played very much for laughs when she first arrives in man's world in 1918, when she's relentlessly curious and constantly asking Steve about the (to her) odd cultures and mannerisms of humanity. The best part is when she goes from seriously talking about the war to squeeing over a baby within a split second.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: The only child of the Amazons, and the only one of them who never experienced conflict in the ancient world. It is completely inverted as a member of the Justice League; she's in turn the oldest in that group by virtue of being immortal.
  • Badass Adorable: Diana in World War I is a beautiful, bright, sincere and kind-hearted ray of sunshine who bathes the warm light of idealism and hope on a dark and bloody world. She unfortunately loses much of her warmth and innocence by the time the war ends, but thankfully not her kindness.
    • By the 21th century, she regained some part of her warmth, going from a jaded Broken Bird to an all-loving Team Mom caring for the younger members of the Justice League.
  • Badass Boast: "I've killed things from other worlds before."
  • Badass Longcoat: She wears a long black Night's Watch-esque fur mantle from her island when venturing in Europe in 1918.
  • Bi the Way: Much like her comic incarnation, Wonder Woman implies she is attracted to women as well as men.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • She jumps in the way of a blast from Doomsday that would have killed Batman and deflects it with her braces.
    • During World War I, her charge through the no man's land and almost single handedly saving an entire enslaved village definitely counts.
    • She crashes through the doors of Old Bailey Criminal Court to save hostages from a squad of terrorists.
  • The Big Guy:
    • She fulfills this role on Steve's team in addition to being The Heart by virtue of her prolific combat experience and bullet-deflecting bracers.
    • She's also this in the Justice League until Superman joins in.
  • Blood Knight: She sports a Grin of Audacity during a fight with Doomsday, clearly enjoying fighting something so powerful. Notable considering that during World War I, she realized that this was a personal flaw of hers and avoided further conflicts, indicating that she enjoys a good fight on a personal level.
  • Break the Cutie: On her first outing in 1918, she has her very first taste of the true horrors humanity is capable of.
  • Bully Hunter: During World War I, Diana set out to make the world a better place because she cannot abide innocents suffering in a total war, which she believes is entirely the work of Ares. She abstains after realizing how complex the world really is.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Her double "W" Chest Insignia, as in "Wonder Woman".
  • Brutal Honesty: During her first interactions with humans, she had a tendency to say what is on her mind, tact be damned. Whether if it was a misunderstanding for calling Etta's job "slavery" (despite her being paid) or telling off the British High Command for regarding civilians and soldiers' lives as expendable.
  • Cain and Abel: Ares, the Big Bad of Wonder Woman, is her half-brother via their father Zeus. He slaughtered the bulk of their family so she was trained to kill him for it.
  • The Cape: Played with in an interesting way. She aspires to be this in Wonder Woman but her old fashioned heroism and Wide-Eyed Idealism run headfirst into a cynical World War I-era world where not every problem can be solved by just punching evildoers. Played more straight in Justice League where she reconciles her heroism with the realization that Humans Are Flawed.
  • Character Development: Enters the war as a Naïve Newcomer and gets out of it as a Knight In Sour Armor. A century later, she witnesses the heroic exploits and eventual Heroic Sacrifice of Superman, Took a Level in Idealism and finally becomes an Ideal Heroine.
  • Character Tic: She has a habit of looking up at the sky whenever she's in great distress to calm herself down. This appeared when Superman was killed, when she first brought her braces together and accidentally hurt Antiope, and after World War I ended and Steve died.
  • Chest Insignia: The upper part of her outfit is shaped like an eagle, or two juxtaposed "W", alternatively.
  • The Chick: Diana has the strength of a superhero, but at the same time, she's loving, sophisticated, and has a lot of emotional intelligence.
  • The Chosen One: She is the progeny of Zeus, given to the Amazons so they may have a fighting chance against Ares.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Deconstructed in World War I. She wants to help everyone who is suffering because of the war, but she quickly learns on the battlefield that she can't save everyone no matter how much she tries.
  • Clark Kenting: Upon entering Man's World in the 1910s, she disguises herself as an ordinary civilian and adopts the name "Diana Prince," which she keeps to the present day. In Batman v. Superman, she presents herself as an antiquities dealer. Wonder Woman and Justice League also reveal she is an art restorer at the Louvre.
    • In an inversion of the Trope Namer's disguise, Diana's disguise seems to be a polar opposite of Clark Kent's one. While Superman is an awe-inspiring statuesque hero with a perfect curl in his hair and a confident smile and Clark Kent acts as your average everyman, Wonder Woman is a practical fighter with no make-up, unkempt hair and a battle worn armor, and Diana Prince a statuesque stunner, always wearing no less than the most trending fashion and make-up, sticking out of the crowd no matter where she goes.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Similar to her partners Superman and Batman, if there is an advantage to be used in a fight she will find it. Unlike them however if she feels putting an enemy down permanently is the only way to keep them from doing more harm, she will.
  • Combat Stilettos: She has a pair of wedge boots for footwear... which contrastingly also include greaves that go all the way up to be knee pads.
  • The Comically Serious: It's hard not to laugh at the cultural shock of both her socializing with Steve, and then being an earnest, idealistic and combative Fish out of Water in a Europe that World War I is making deeply cynical.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: As far as her own movie, no one has called her "Wonder Woman". However, she has been called "Diana Prince" which is not her real name. The short version of her real name would be "Diana of Themyscira".
  • Constantly Curious: As a child, she constantly escapes her tutor's watch to go have a look at the Amazons' training, dreaming of becoming like them.
  • Contralto of Danger: Thanks to Gal Gadot's serious and confident voice.
  • Cool Sword: She uses magical swords as her weapons of choice. More specifically:
    • At the time of World War I, she wields a sword called "Godkiller", a gift to her people from Zeus to protect them from Ares. The hilt is adorned with two dragon heads biting the blade. It is eventually revealed that Diana herself IS the "god killer", the sword was just a conduit to her powers and gets destroyed effortlessly by Ares.
    • She wields another sword in modern-day, the Sword of Athena, which is bedecked with a phrase written in ancient Greek: "Life is killing life all the time and so the goddess kills herself in sacrifice of her own animal". It can cut through Kryptonian bodies such as Doomsday's arm, of all things. The sword's name comes from the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Tech Manual book.
  • Cultured Badass: She is a Cunning Linguist, and knows her Greek classics. As Diana Prince, she is an art restorer/curator working at the Louvre museum in Paris.
  • Cute Bruiser: She's one of the most attractive females in the universe and, during World War I, was a sincere, kind idealist, but also one of the strongest heroes alive. For long portions of the fight against Doomsday, she's the only of the three heroes actively participating, and she survives the fight without a scratch on her.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In Batman v. Superman, Diana engages in some Snark-to-Snark Combat with Bruce and clearly takes some amusement in puncturing his ego.
  • Divine Parentage: Queen Hippolyta always told her that she was created by the gods using clay. She's actually the daughter Zeus conceived with Hippolyta, and this divine parentage is the key to defeat Ares.
  • Dork Knight: A mighty warrior who is nonetheless at all times truthful, sincere, kind, honest and openly squees at the sight of adorable babies. She has long matured by the 21st century.
  • Draw Aggro: During the battle on the no man's land, her strategy is to stand there and get shot at while Steve and his team outflank the enemy.
  • Dude Magnet: As fitting for an immortal demigoddess, Diana is one of the most beautiful women in the world. Several men are shown to be attracted to her, including Love Interest Steve Trevor, Sameer, Bruce Wayne, Flash and Aquaman. The end credits to Shazam show that Billy apparently has a crush on her.
  • Embodiment of Virtue: Out of the Trinity, she's depicted as the most heroic. She shows incredible bravery by walking into the No Man's Land during World War I and intended to fight Doomsday by herself. Also, despite her love of combat she refrains from getting involved in human conflicts after her first outing, knowing full well how easily she could sink to the level of Ludendorff.
  • Establishing Character Moment: She has two in Batman v Superman. As Diana she's able to steal one of Bruce Wayne's gadgets and slip through his fingers, something that a master thief has trouble accomplishing. As Wonder Woman, she makes her big entrance saving Batman from almost certain death, using her indestructible bracelets and adopting her signature pose to block Doomsday's eye beam.
  • Experienced Protagonist: She's thousands of years old and learned to fight a long time ago when she is introduced (in Batman v. Superman). Chronologically speaking, she could possibly be the first known example of a superhero.
  • Fish out of Water: In her solo film, where she brandishes ancient weapons in public, has trouble walking through a revolving door, asks Steve about why people hold hands, and finds 1910s dresses impractical for combat. She's long since adjusted by the time of Batman v Superman.
  • Foil: Initially, Diana believes in the inherent goodness of Man, and that all their conflictive nature is due to Ares's influence. Ares believes that Man is inherently monstrous, and doesn't believe they're capable of good. At the end of her first solo film, Diana finally reaches a synthesis and accepts that one cannot behold one aspect without the other to truly understand them.
  • Friend to All Children: She goes from serious Lady of War to fawning over the sight of a baby in only a couple of seconds.

    G-L 
  • Genius Bruiser: She's an excellent tactician, probably exceeding Batman himself, and has the superhuman strength to back it up.
  • Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: She believes that the humans are only fighting The Great War because of Ares' influence, and that he corrupted them into fighting one another, but after Ares reveals himself as the British politician Sir Patrick Morgan, he reveals to them that he only gave the humans tools and ideas to kill as their personal muse. The humans themselves chose to listen and follow Ares' influences.
  • Gorgeous Greek: Well, "Ancient Greek mythology being" to be precise, but still is an easy head-turner.
  • Hand Blast: More like Wrist Blast, but by clashing her bracelets she can unleash a blast of orange energy that can send enemies flying or even shield herself. She accidentally first uses this when sparring with Antiope, causing the others to look at her in fear. Probably because it's a power from being the Semi-Divine daughter of Zeus.
  • Healing Factor: A downplayed version, but present. After she gets grazed by a bullet during a skirmish with the Germans in her titular film, an Amazonian doctor bandages the wound decides to treat it after attending to her more wounded comrades. Later that same night, the doctor takes off the bandage to get to work only to find that the only trace of the wound is a slight bloodstain on the bandage.
  • The Heart: The mere (honesty-lasso-enforced) mention by Steve of how twenty-five million people have been killed by the Great War, including women and children, was enough to drive Tender Tears from her kind heart, and compel her to join in fighting The Great War.
  • Her Heart Will Go On: Despite Steve's death, she declares to Ares that she will continue to fight for justice and defend humanity.
  • Heroic BSoD: When Steve tells her that war basically comes from the free will of all those who choose to take part instead of just Ares' influence, Diana almost can't process this and refuses to help him stop Dr. Poison's plan to gas London.
  • Honor Before Reason: In the trenches of Belgium's No-Man's Land, Diana listens with horror and sadness from a young peasant-mother of the slaughter and enslavement of the town of Veld; and in spite of a pressing mission to destroy a German Poison Gas Factory, could not betray her conscience and compassion any longer:
    Steve: We can't save everyone in this war! It's not what we are here to do!
    Diana: No... But it's what I am going to do! (Charges by herself into the rain of gunfire that is no-man's land to liberate the town of Veld)
  • Hot Librarian: Well, museum curator and art expert, but she is nonetheless a good looking woman whose line of work is the preservation and providence of knowledge.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: The reason why she retires. She saw what mortal humans were capable of in World War I, and gave up on them, although she relents about a century later.
  • Humans Are Flawed: What she basically tells to Ares, when he's making his point about Humans Are Bastards and Humans Are the Real Monsters. She concedes he is correct, but also insists that they're capable of loving too and more than just violence and evil.
  • Hypocrite: When she tells Batman that he has to let go of Superman’s death, Batman calls her out by asking if Steve Trevor told her that, resulting in Diana pushing him in anger. It appears that she still holds on to what happened exactly 100 years ago. She despises man’s hypocrisy, yet considering her hypocrisy above, she ain’t much better.
  • Iconic Sequel Character: Does not appear in the DCEU until its second film entry.
  • Ideal Hero: Her decision to participate in the Great War was out of a sense of duty to protect the world.
  • I Know Your True Name: Calls the newly resurrected and angry Superman by his birth name "Kal-El, last son of Krypton" in an attempt to bring him back to his senses. It doesn't work but points for trying.
  • Immortality Begins at 20: She has stopped growing and aging when looking like a 30-year old. One century has passed since World War I and she still looks like a 30-year old.
  • In a Single Bound: She can perform superhuman jumps.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Despite witnessing the horrors of World War I and the evils humanity is capable of, she refuses to succumb to her grief and despair and her faith in humanity's inherent goodness could not be broken by Ares.
  • Innocence Lost: The Wonder Woman film shows how World War I and Ares smashed her illusions about humanity.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Has no reservations about running around Europe in 1918 wearing what could be considered underwear at the time.
  • Interspecies Romance: She (Half-Amazon, Half-Olympian God) had a brief, but deep romance with Steve Trevor (human).
  • Jade-Colored Glasses: Not as volatile as Batman, but her experiences during the Great War convinced her that being a hero does more harm than good. Then Doomsday appears and she realises that she can't keep running and hiding. Once she sees Bruce's contrition in the wake of Superman's death and then Bruce recovers the old photo of her WWWI comrades (most pertinently, of Steve Trevor), she decides to dispense with the jade glasses entirely.
  • Kill the God: She was created to destroy Ares, who had already killed the other gods of Olympus. She accomplishes this at the end of her first solo film.
  • Lady in Red: She was introduced in Dawn of Justice wearing a sexy but classy red dress. It could also be argued that her superhero costume also counts, given its Stripperiffic nature.
  • Lady Land: Themyscira, the place she's from, serves as the Trope Codifier as the Land of the Amazons.
  • Lady Legionnaire Wear: In her armor her upper thighs are covered by pteruges.
  • Lady of War: Befitting her status as the Princess of Themyscira, Diana is dignified, sophisticated, and graceful, as well as an unparalleled warrior who fights with techniques refined from centuries of Amazonian training to complement her superhuman strength. Geoff Johns considers her the best fighter in the DC universe.
  • Laser-Guided Tyke-Bomb: Her solo film reveals her to be the god killer, a living weapon created by Zeus to destroy Ares. As a result of this Antiope disobeyed Hippolyta's wishes and trained Diana from a young age so that she would live up to this and defeat Ares.
  • Last of Her Kind: With Ares dead, she is the last of the Greek gods left alive on Earth.
  • Last-Second Word Swap: How her alias is created. When she is introduced to Sir Patrick Morgan, she's about to casually reveal her true identity. Steve Trevor interrupts her and makes her alias up on the spot.
    Diana: Diana, princess of Themys...
    Steve: Prince, Diana Prince.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Diana was raised to be a warrior, and is naive about modern conventions and the scale of the Great War, so she primarily solves problems she encounters by attacking the closest bad guy, and believes she can end the war simply by defeating Ares. She has since become much more patient and cautious after the war.
  • Leitmotif:
    • "Is She With You", meant to symbolize an elegant, regal, mysterious presence that transforms into power in the right situation. Notably, the softer variations played during her solo scenes were not officially released.
    • Her solo movie gives her another leitmotif, which mostly makes up "Amazons of Themyscira". Used as a sort of fanfare at about 2:44 after her standard theme in "Wonder Woman's Wrath".
  • Lightning Bruiser: Being superhumanly strong and lithe, and she can employ graceful maneuvers and powerful blows at high-speed. Being Semi-Divine, she also can take several hard hits and keep going.
  • Living Lie Detector: She wields the magical lasso of Hestia. It compels anyone bound by it to speak only the absolute truth and obey her every command, otherwise it burns those caught in it.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: She wields a circular shield she uses to protect herself from gunfire in No-Man's Land and even deflect a mortar shell.

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  • Made of Indestructium: Her silver vambraces can withstand and deflect all manner of high-speed projectiles from bullets to laser beams. Likewise, shield and lasso also qualify. Zigzagged with herself; she can take blunt impacts fairly well (if nowhere near to the same extent as Superman), but she actively dodges piercing objects like bullets and blades, and was actually bleeding after a skirmish with the Germans on the Themysciran beach.
  • Male Might, Female Finesse: Compared to Superman, she's a more agile and precise fighter who uses melee weapons whereas Superman uses raw power from massive flight momentum and bare fists. Justified as Diana's former life before becoming Wonder Woman was as an Amazon being constantly drilled in combat in anticipation of an equally strong/stronger opponent. As such, she brings several thousand years of experience and technique refinement along with her natural strength. Superman is depicted as being in his thirties and has only needed to use his full power in combat a few times, and never had formal training.
    • Averted in comparison to other humans and even other superheroes and metahumans, obviously, since she was probably the strongest and most physically powerful metahuman operating in the human world before Supes showed up, which is shown amply in Wonder Woman, wherein she works with an all-male team consisting of a spy, a con man, a sharp-shooter, and a smuggler. When she and her friends need to cross No Man's Land, the men plan to wait for a safe window to sneak across. Diana? She charges straight into the teeth of the German machine guns.
  • Master Swordsman: This incarnation of Wonder Woman uses a sword as her primary weapon, and has had centuries of training to master wielding it. She probably would have killed Doomsday with her sheer swordsmanship if not for its ridiculous Healing Factor.
  • Meaningful Name: Diana Prince is (Amazonian) royalty. Steve Trevor interrupts her and quickly gives her the name, when Diana is about to tell Sir Patrick Morgan who she really is.
  • Ms. Fanservice: While her superhero outfit is comparatively more modest than her comic book incarnation, its still very revealing in its own right, which stands out during 1910's London in her first movie. Her first two appearances in Batman v Superman have her in revealing evening wear with imaginative décolletage and sporting some Absolute Cleavage, which are Lampshaded by Bruce
    Bruce Wayne: You know a girl with that dress 9 out of 10 men would let you get away with anything.
  • Neutral No Longer: The Amazons, who used to guard and guide humanity, have become isolationist after they were enslaved by people in the outside world for trying to spread their philosophies of peace. Diana chooses to leave their domain because her conscience won't let her stand by idly after hearing Steve's recanting of the war horrors. What she goes through during World War I causes her to drop the idea, only for her to jump back in action to protect the Earth once more when new planetary threats arise almost one century later.
  • Nice Girl: Back in World War I, Diana was a soft-hearted and compassionate woman who would not tolerate the death of even a single innocent life for the so-called "greater good". The war made her lose most of her ingenuity and illusions and she became quite jaded during the century that followed, but she's still a force of good at heart.
  • Non-Human Humanoid Hybrid: She's a Olympian/Amazon hybrid and has the appearance of a human just like the two species.
  • Not Quite Flight: She can jump extremely far distances and somewhat float when channelling her divine powers, but she can't fly.
  • Number Two: The first member of the Justice League to be recruited by Batman in the aftermath of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. She helps him recruit the others.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome:
  • Oh, Crap!: Has this reaction when she performs a full force Shield Bash on Superman in Justice League in an attempt to incapacitate him. He doesn't budge an inch. She has a similar reaction when she tries to restrain him with her lasso - when he even slightly pulls back with one arm, she offers literally no resistance before being dragged despite attempting to resist with both arms and her legs braced against the ground.
    • She also has one in Wonder Woman upon discovering that Sir Patrick is Ares, not Ludendorff. It's downplayed because of how completely stunned she is, but still there. Even more apparent, when Ares effortlessly stops the "God Killer".
  • Omniglot: She claims to speak hundreds of languages. On screen, she is shown to speak at least English, Spanish, French, Greek, Mandarin, German, and Flemish and she can read Sumerian and Ottoman Turkish.
  • Only Sane Woman: Calls Batman out on his paranoid assumption she was his enemy.
  • Physical Goddess: She is the last child of Zeus, created to destroy other gods. During the fight against Doomsday, she was fighting solo for a good duration.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Downplayed but still there when she joins the Justice League. Gal Gadot is 5'10" and in-universe is visibly shorter than Superman, Batman and Aquaman whose actors are all over six feet tall. She's still got Super Strength outclassed only by Superman.
  • The Power of Love: After remembering Steve's sacrifice, she fully awakens her divine powers which are fueled by love and compassion rather than rage and violence, allowing her to erect a force-field that protects her from Ares' attacks and to fully destroy him by redirect his lightning back to him.
  • Proud Warrior Race: The Amazons were born and raised as warriors, and Diana was trained to be the greatest warrior of all the Amazons. Despite her pride in her upbringing and enjoyment of a good fight, as seen during her battle with Doomsday, she abhors war, and joins Steve in ending World War I to save innocent lives.
  • Primary-Color Champion: Her iconic red and blue suit.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She hasn't visibly aged at all since World War I, as shown by the 1918 photo of her. Word of God says she's actually 800 years old.
  • Red Is Heroic: Per the norm, she is a Primary-Color Champion but red is the most prominent color of her superhero costume.
  • Restored My Faith in Humanity: Superman's Heroic Sacrifice at the end of Dawn of Justice inspires Wonder Woman to return to active heroism, convinced that humanity is still worth protecting. By Justice League, she is working with Batman to assemble the titular group to defeat Steppenwolf's forces.
  • Retired Badass: Wonder Woman has been MIA between the events of her eponymous film and Batman v Superman, as Diana has only been around in the human world as "Diana Prince". By the climax of Batman v Superman and Justice League, she returns to active duty.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Briefly, but after Steve's Heroic Sacrifice she angrily smashes a legion of German soldiers and nearly kills Dr. Poison in vengeance. She ultimately resists to Ares' temptation and reaffirms her faith in humanity.
  • Royal Blood: Her mother is the Queen of the Amazons and Diana is technically her heiress.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: She's the Princess of Themyscira, and she doesn't hesitate to throw herself into World War I to help humanity put an end to it. She succeeds in doing so but steps away from doing it again out of hopelessness; a century later, she changes her mind and returns to action.

    S-W 
  • Samaritan Syndrome: In Wonder Woman she is fully aware of the unique position her powers place her in, and strives to help people as much as she can. She almost single-handedly saves an entire town of imprisoned people solely because a crying woman told her about them.
  • Screaming Warrior: Belts out battle cries in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Wonder Woman.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Much like her DC Animated Universe counterpart, the contest is Adapted Out and instead, Diana was told by Hippolyta not to interfere in a crisis. Diana's response is to ignore said edict, takes some armor and weapons, and go out to do something about it.
  • Second Episode Introduction: Introduced to the DCEU in its second film entry.
  • Semi-Divine: Daughter of Zeus, much like the New 52 version. She is a demigoddess that can kill other gods.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: Her cocktail dresses in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice shows her back prominently. Her blue dress she uses to infiltrate Ludendorff's gala also qualifies.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: She's quite the stunner in the blue dress she wears to the German gala, as both Ludendorff and Steve notice. Granted, she wasn't exactly plain-looking to begin with.
  • She's Back: She jumps into action to help humanity one century after she dropped the idea out of despair when she joins Superman and Batman in fighting Doomsday.
  • She's Got Legs: As part of her standard costume, emphasized by her long boots.
  • She Who Fights Monsters: When Steve Trevor dies, she goes berserk and starts attacking anyone and anything in sight, echoing what she was led to believe was the bloodthirsty nature of Ares. Pulls herself back when she remembers the nature of Steve's sacrifice.
  • Shield Bash: She wields a shield and one-handed swords, and can use the former to attack.
    • In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, she uses her shield to make Doomsday trip, with Superman slamming him on the ground.
    • In Wonder Woman, she kicks some German soldiers' ass with her shield when she decides to liberate the town of Veld. She also breaks a Maxim machine gun with it after successfully crossing the No Man's Land under a rain of bullets.
  • Shockwave Clap: She can slam her vambraces together to fire off a blast wave powerful enough to send even Doomsday reeling. She first discovers this while accidentally injuring Antiope in her final match of training, making it her first manifested superpower.
  • Signature Move: She seems to prefer going for the legs, sweeping them out from under her foe with a sweeping low kick so they crash into a heap on the floor. She even does it to Doomsday, with a Shield Bash instead of a sweeping low kick.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Diana fell in love with the brave, selfless, and kind-hearted Steve Trevor.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: Her fighting prowess has been sharpened to a razor's edge by her aunt, Antiope, and all the other Amazon warriors... but she is still a complete Fish out of Water in the human world when she first sets out into it. By modern time, she's had 100 years living in it to become savvy to it.
  • Skipping School: As a child, she loved to run away from her tutors to see the Amazon warriors training, dreaming of becoming like them.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Both her gold armor and her red & blue armor leave her arms bare.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She's the only female member of the Justice League in that universe by the time of Justice League, although the League has Lois Lane as a female ally. Despite this; in Superman's absence, she's very much the team's heavy-hitter.
  • Spin to Deflect Stuff: She spins her Lasso of Truth around with incredible timing and precision to stop the projectiles Ares throws at her during the Final Battle in Wonder Woman.
  • Squee!: She's in full "AWWW! A Baby!" mode when she sees a child for the very first time, and goes straight to coddling it before Steve Trevor stops her.
  • Statuesque Stunner: As is always the case. Wonder Woman is very beautiful and is 5'10" tall.
  • Stripperiffic: Steve and his friends even discuss the revealing nature of Diana's battle gear. Although by no means a Chainmail Bikini, it definitely shows more skin than the protective gear of soldiers during World War I.
    Steve: She's not exactly undercover!
    Sameer: I dunno, I'd say she was pretty undercover on the battlefield.
    Charlie: *snerk!*
  • Strong and Skilled: Has martial combat skill to match her incredible strength.
  • Superheroine: The Trope Codifier for female superheroes, for the first time in live action movies.
  • Super Reflexes: Needed to make use of her bracers Made of Indestructium to deflect bullets. She first learns of this ability during the German beach storming of Themyscira in a Bullet Time scene, watching the flight of a bullet as it passes by and hits an Amazon behind her, and she also dodges a bullet in Justice League. Her super reflexes are also demonstrated when she uses the Lasso of Truth to intercept the projectiles Ares throws at her during the Final Battle in Wonder Woman.
  • Super Speed: She's nowhere near as fast as Superman, let alone the Flash, but she is still capable of superhuman speed to some degree. She's fast enough to deflect an automatic weapon's shots with her Super Reflexes.
  • Super Strength: She's very strong, if nowhere near on par with yellow sun-powered Kryptonians.
    • In the showdown with Doomsday, she has a strong enough sword-arm to instantly stop a jumping smash from Doomsday and then (with a sharp enough sword) cut through Kryptonian flesh; in one instance, completely dismembering Doomsday's hand. She even wrangled Doomsday with the Lasso, though she was at her limit even after Batman shot his last kryptonite gas grenade into Doomsday's face. Notably, Doomsday still manages to break out of the Lasso after said Kryptonite grenade significantly weakens him, indicating that while she's very strong, she's nowhere near Superman's level.
    • The first instance of her Super Strength in her title movie is when she was punching handholds into the vault tower's walls to scale it.
    • During her onslaught into the village of Veld, she punches a German armored car so hard that she puts a big dent in the armor facing and flips the vehicle into the air and landing upside-down to neutralize it completely. Then she jumps right into the town's church's bell tower to get rid of a German sniper and obliterates it.
    • During the Final Battle against Ares, she lifts a British Mark IV tank (which weighed around 29 tons), though she visibly strains to do so.
    • Justice League shows she's nowhere near as strong as Superman, when he's resurrected and angry. He manages to overpower Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Cyborg combined.
  • Takes One to Kill One: It turns out that she herself, being semi-divine, is the god killer alluded to in the prophecy.
  • Technical Pacifist: She wants to end the war that plagues humanity in 1918, and she kicks much ass to reach that goal, sometimes even using lethal force. According to Word of God she takes no pleasure in killing and only uses it as a last resort.
  • Tender Tears: Shed quite easily for the suffering of innocents, such is her kindness and compassion.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Also averted. Wonder Woman never had an explicit code against killing in the comics, and she doesn't hesitate to bash, smash, and slice her way through dozens of German Mooks long before eventually impaling Ludendorff in WWI, though according to director Patty Jenkins, she does it only as a last resort.
  • Throwing Your Shield Always Works: She throws her shield at another Amazon at some point during a training session in Wonder Woman.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Her origin film shows how she started off as a naive, inexperienced princess and transforms into one of the most skilled warriors and powerful being in the universe.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: World War I left her disillusioned of humanity and jaded, and that's why she appears to be less Adorkable in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice compared to her first venture in the human world, and it's not until the end of that movie that she changes her mind.
  • Took a Level in Idealism: After helping Superman and Batman to defeat Doomsday (and after the former's Heroic Sacrifice), she feels the need to protect the world once again and helps Bruce/Batman to form the Justice League.
    Diana: They said the age of heroes would never come again.
  • Tragic Keepsake:
    • Her tiara, as it previously belonged to her beloved aunt and mentor, Antiope, until she took the bullet for Diana during the German attack on Themyscira.
    • Steve gives her his watch before he sacrifices himself to stop Dr. Poison's gas weapon. At the end of her film's flashback it's revealed she still keeps it with her almost a century after.
    • Her Diana Prince alias may also count since Steve was the one who thought of it.
  • Training from Hell: Her mother Queen Hippolyta initially refused to have Diana trained, then once faced with the inevitable she had her trained by Antiope, the most accomplished Amazon warrior. Hippolyta didn't expect anything less from Diana than surpassing Antiope, and specifically asked to have her trained "harder than any Amazon before her," which made Diana the great warrior she is.
  • Truth Serums: Her Lasso of Truth naturally functions as one.
  • Twofer Token Minority: Unlike past versions of Wonder Woman, this one has Gal Gadot's natural Israeli accent, making her stand out as this trope for the "Big Three" starting lineup and the eventual Justice League.note 
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Something enrages her more than apathy, cowardice, and hypocrisy combined: being disrespectful to Steve Trevor, as Batman finds out the hard way in Justice League.
  • Warrior Princess: She is the Princess of Themyscira, an ancient island of warrior women who specialize in combat and diplomacy. Turns out to be an Invoked Trope when revealed that Zeus intentionally sired her in Hippolyta so that she would one day become the powerful warrior needed to defeat Ares.
  • Whip It Good: She uses her Lasso of Truth both like this and as an actual lasso with a slip knot. Since whips and lassos are not very viable open combat weapons (once wrapped around the target you have to untangle it and reset the loop) Diana seems to have a supernatural control over how it moves, letting it move from one target to the other seamlessly and even whirl around herself to block attacks.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Diana was certain that Ares was behind World War I and that once he was killed his influence on humanity would disappear immediately and they would no longer fight and wage war. She then discovers from Steve and Ares that Humans Are Flawed. This left her jaded and caused her to stop being a superhero for nearly a century.
  • Wonder Child: Pun aside, she's the only child of the Amazons courtesy of Zeus, who (so Hippolyta says) brought her to life after Hippolyta sculpted a baby out of clay. In truth, Zeus and Hippolyta created Diana through much more traditional methods, making her wunderkind-ness due to her being Semi-Divine.
  • World's Best Warrior: She was trained by her aunt Antiope, who is thought to be the best fighter in the history of Themyscira, to be the greatest warrior of the Amazons in order to defeat Ares. By the end of her training, her mentor's smirk indicates she finally considers her so. And after her experiences in World War I, having discovered her powers as a demigoddess and defeated the god of war, she's solidified herself as this. Not only is she the best female fighter thus far in the DC Extended Universe, trained for centuries since youth to be the strongest of the Amazons, she's one of the best fighters in The ’Verse, period.
  • Wrecked Weapon: Diana's Godkiller sword gets melted by Ares instantly and effortlessly to show her that it wasn't the weapon Zeus created to kill the God of War. She is.
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Diana crosses no man's land and notices how easily she can dodge bullets, so she starts picking up speed running towards the enemy.

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