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People involved in World War I, when Diana of Themyscira decided to put and end to it by tracking and killing the God of War, Ares.
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Steve Trevor's Team

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"A liar, a murderer, and now a smuggler. Lovely"
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A rogue team Steve Trevor secretely gathered in late 1918 to thwart the sinister plans of General Ludendorff and Dr. Poison behind the front lines in Belgium, when it became clear the Allies wouldn't do anything against them as the Armistice was coming. Diana of Themyscira joined them in the hope of confronting Ares the God of War, and they were assisted from London by Etta Candy and financially backed by Sir Patrick Morgan.


    In General 
  • Badass Crew: They are the most reliable people Steve knows for the mission.
  • Cool Guns:
    • Steve uses a M1911 pistol and a Winchester 1897 "Trench Gun" shotgun.
    • Sameer's rifle is a classic Short Magazine Lee-Enfield that served the British army very well in both World Wars and beyond.
    • Chief's rifle is a Winchester model 1866 "Yellow Boy".
    • Charlie's scoped rifle is a M1917 Enfield.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: The group photo they took after liberating the town of Veld in Belgium in November 1918 appears in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in the files about "Metahumans" that were stolen from Lex Luthor by Bruce Wayne. It enables Bruce to find out Diana lived at that time and has not aged at all after nearly one century has passed. The story behind the photo is shown in Wonder Woman.
  • Multinational Team: Steve is American, Diana hails from the isle of Themyscira, Sameer is North Africannote , Charlie is Scottish and Chief is a Native American from Canada.
  • Odd Name Out: Steve, Sameer, Charlie, Chief, and Diana.
  • Old Friends: All but Diana had met beforehand and knew each other well.
  • Only in It for the Money: Sameer, Charlie and Chief know they fight for a good cause, but they also don't want to risk their lives without a payment. Later averted when they decide to accompany Steve after the two days are up and they're behind German lines.
    Charlie: Who gets paid for honor, eh?
  • Posthumous Characters: Being immortal, Diana outlived them all without visibly ageing. Almost one century after the events of the movie, she finds the group photo they posed for in Belgium with the help of Bruce Wayne.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: A roguish spy and pilot, an Amazon warrior princess, a mercenary/con man with acting talents, a shell-shocked and alcoholic sharpshooter and an opportunistic war smuggler.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Steve forms the team in order to bring an end to the threat of Dr. Poison's gas, which is glossed over by the Allies' high command in favor of the Armistice despite the evidences he brought them.
  • True Companions: Despite Charlie and Sameer initially wanting money for the mission, they all care for each other. They even have a Badass Creed of sorts when clinking glasses, "May we get what we want. May we get what we need. But may we never get what we deserve!" Sameer, Charlie and Chief gather once more at the pub after Steve's death and pronounce these words once again.
  • Unwitting Pawn: They are financially backed by Sir Patrick Morgan, a.k.a. Ares in human disguise.
  • You All Meet in an Inn:
    • The team is gathered for the first time in a London pub before leaving for the front.
    • In The Stingernote , Etta Candy, Sameer, Charlie and Chief gather once again at the same pub for a secret mission, this time in service of the American government: finding a Mother Box. The same one used one century later to turn Victor Stone into Cyborg.

    Steve Trevor 

Captain Steven Rockwell "Steve" Trevor

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"If you believe that this war should stop, help me stop it right now!"
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"Diana, look at you. It's like not one day has passed."

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): U.S. Army Air Service, Imperial War Cabinet, Steve Trevor's Team

Played by: Chris Pine

Dubbed by: Luis Daniel Ramírez (Latin-American Spanish), Emmanuel Garijo (European French), Jean-François Beaupré (Canadian French), Daisuke Ono (Japanese)

Appearances: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (photo) | Wonder Woman | Wonder Woman 1984

"Wherever you are, you are in more danger than you think!"

An American pilot (captain in the newly created United States Army Air Service) and spy working for the Imperial War Cabinet.


  • Ace Pilot: At the time when this very trope started to exist. A photograph at the end of the film shows that he served with the 94th Aero Squadron, the very first American fighter squadron to see combat.
  • Adaptational Dye Job: Typically depicted as a blond in the comics, he sports Chris Pine's natural brown hair here.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: Tells Diana that he loves her before his Heroic Sacrifice.
  • The Anti-Nihilist: Despite Steve's more overt cynicism, at the end of the day Steve falls squarely here. When confronted with the idea that Humans Are Bastards, he doesn't deny it. Instead, he concludes that that doesn't change the fact that humanity is still worth saving. It's his Heroic Sacrifice that inspires Diana to adopt a similar mindset.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism:
    • He doesn't believe in the existence of Ares despite witnessing Diana's feats. Or at least doesn't believe that Ares can cause wars on his own, knowing well what humans are capable of by themselves and what a giant mess the Great War is. He turns out to be right regarding the latter.
    • Subverted in the sequel. Between seeing the battle between Diana and Ares before his death, coming back to life in the body of another person via a magical wishing stone, and his girlfriend being an immortal demigoddess, Steve has lost almost all his skepticism. He does show doubt at the idea of the Dreamstone being the cause of the downfall of so many ancient civilizations, but he doesn't doubt about its power nor the fact that it was created by a god.
  • Back from the Dead: Subverted. He perished in a Heroic Sacrifice in November 1918 and Diana still misses him as of The '80s. Then, one day in 1984, she bumps into him, and he's alive and well, hasn't aged and remembers her. And he's a bit of a Fish out of Temporal Water. However, he's not really alive — Diana's wish on the Dreamstone caused his soul to possess the body of another man, and to everyone but Diana, that man is who he is. In the end, his supposed revival is just a lie Diana desperately wishes to be true, and eventually, she's forced to accept that and let Steve go in order to save the world.
  • Badass Normal: An American spy and pilot with nothing more than guts, his fists and a shotgun. He fights alongside a woman who can jump impossibly high and lift tanks. He more than pulls his weight, killing many German soldiers, shooting a German soldier on the beach before he could pump a rifle round into her chest, leading the charge to flank the machine gun that was pinning Wonder Woman down and killing the gunner, and providing cover and a plan when they're pinned down by the sniper in the bell tower of Veld.
  • Big Good: He's this opposite of Ares. Despite his Knight in Sour Armor behavior his belief in humanity's goodness in spite of its flaws stands as a stark contrast to Ares's attitude that humanity is simply not worth saving. He's essentially Ares's true ideological opponent, and it's his influence on Diana that causes her to reject Ares in spite of the horrors she witnessed during World War I.
  • Blatant Lies: When he is asked who Diana is by Sir Patrick Morgan.
    Steve: She's my... hum... secretary, Sir.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He treats Diana with much more respect than most people, but he still has his moments, like asking whether Diana brought one of the books she had read about 'the pleasures of the flesh' along, and immediately denies when Diana says that men are 'not needed for pleasure'.
  • Cowardly Lion: The Lasso of Truth causes his suave demeanor to evaporate and show he's nearly pissing himself much of the time. He still barely shows any hesitation when performing a mission.
  • The Cynic: He's a roguish, cynical realist who's seen the awful brutish nature of modern civilization. He never really believes Diana that Ares is the reason that there are wars and thinks people can really just be that evil. However, he also firmly believes that people can be just as good.
  • Distressed Dude: When crash-landing in the waters of Themyscira, his legs get stuck by his German plane's yoke and he nearly drowns. Thankfully for him, Diana saves his life.
  • Dressing as the Enemy: He dons a German pilot uniform to infiltrate Dr. Poison's laboratory in Turkey and a German officer uniform to infiltrate the party at General Ludendorff's castle in Belgium.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Steve appears in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on the old group photo taken in 1918 in Belgium Diana is looking for. He is seen standing directly to Diana's right.
  • Expy: Patty Jenkins invokedstated in a USA Today interview that he's a version of her own fighter jock father William Jenkins, including his death by plane crash.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Averted. Steve has to mentally psyche himself up in-order blow up the plane carrying Doctor Poison's deadly gas. He is visibly afraid and clearly doesn't want to die, but the moment before he shoots one of the gas canisters, he does smile.
  • Fan Boy: He seems to be a fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs' literature.
  • Fish out of Water: Upon being wished back to life in 1984, he both amazed and somewhat confused by the then-present day.
  • A Good Way to Die: How he convinces Diana to let him die again in 1984. He's happy with the life he lived, and while he would want nothing more to spend a lifetime with Diana, he's willing to die again if it means the woman he loves can save the world.
  • Grand Theft Me: Diana's wish on the Dreamstone causes him to leave the afterlife and forcibly possess the body of a random man in 1984. Diana initially didn't recognize him at first and took him reenacting their last moments together in order to convince her.
  • Guile Hero: While Steve is capable in combat and is an ace pilot, he is a spy first and foremost, and judging by how hard he struggles against the Lasso of Truth to avoid spilling the beans about this fact, he seems to be an incredibly good one. Similarly he's shown to be remarkably adept at mingling among Germans and even charming Doctor Poison. As for his team, it's comprised of a cultured con artist, a drunken sharpshooter, and a savvy smuggler, so it's definitely a band of misfits, to say the very least, and it's definitely playing to their strengths that their missions seem to be mostly infiltrations and scouting missions.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He dies by intentionally flying away the plane carrying the gas and blowing it up.
  • Hesitant Sacrifice: As noted under "Face Death with Dignity", he has to build himself up to do his sacrifice.
  • Interspecies Romance: He (human) had a brief, but deep romance with Diana (Half-Amazon, Half-Olympian God).
  • Knight in Sour Armor: As stated above, he's a strong version of The Cynic, especially in comparison to Diana's place as a Wide-Eyed Idealist at the start, and he's quick to point out that Diana's analysis of his crew as "a liar, a murderer, and a smuggler" applies to him as well. Yet his actions and goals are genuinely heroic, honorable in their own way, and selfless enough that Diana never seems to lose faith in him, even as she loses it in humanity, and it's his memory that inspires her to stay true to her ideals.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: He knows that there's absolutely nothing he and his crew can do to stop Ares so he goes to destroy the plane carrying the gas instead.
    Charlie: Oh my god! What are we going to do?!
    Steve: There's not much we can do if that's who I think it is...
  • Last-Second Word Swap: When Diana is introduced to Sir Patrick, she's about to casually reveal her true identity. Steve interrupts her and makes her alias up on the spot.
    Diana: Diana, princess of Themys...
    Steve: Prince, Diana Prince.
  • The Lost Lenore: Is this for Diana, who still remembers him one century after his death.
  • Love at First Sight: A downplayed example, but he seems quite taken with Diana the moment he wakes up on the beach and sees her.
  • Love Interest: Of Diana/Wonder Woman.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Comes with being played by Chris Pine. He gets a extended shirtless (and naked, from afar) scene showing his sculpted body.
    I am...above average.
  • Nice Guy: Despite his cynicism, Steve is a kind, friendly and brave person who treats Diana and his team mates with respect and always tries to do the right thing.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a nice Fedora in the London scenes.
  • One True Love: To Diana. When Steve tries to convince Diana to renounce her wish in 1984, asking why she can't find another man to love (such as the man Steve is currently possessing), Diana flatly and angrily tells him that she doesn't want any other guy. She wants him.
  • Pretty Boy: Come on, it's Chris Pine.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: One of his main character traits. He's willing to defy direct orders from his superiors if it means saving more people, such as when he steals Dr. Poison's notebook and destroys the whole bomb factory when his order was just for reconnaissance, and assists Diana to go to the frontlines to track down the chemical weapon themselves against his superiors' orders. He's much more realistic than most examples, though, as he knows when to compromise. He tells Diana that even with their best efforts, they just can't save everyone in the war, and he prevents Diana from killing Ludendorff in the middle of the gala because it will compromise the peace treaty and ruin all chances of him tracking down the chemical weapon location.
    Steve: My father once told me that when you see something wrong happening in the world, you can either do something or you can do nothing, and I've already tried nothing.
  • Secret Keeper: He goes out of his way to protect Diana's real identity when they are in London because, as a Fish out of Water and righteous being who speaks her mind, she doesn't bother lying her way.
  • Setting Update: A backwards Setting Update example. As originally created, he lived during World War II, and his modern origin story sets him in the present day. The DCEU has him live at the time of World War I.
  • Shirtless Scene: He has one when he's on the isle of Themyscira.
  • Shotguns Are Just Better: Steve's Weapon of Choice is a Winchester Model 1897 shotgun when on operation with his Badass Crew and Wonder Woman. Even early in the film when he picks up a bolt action rifle he uses it like a shotgun, not really aiming and getting the barrel up close to people.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Technically speaking. While in Wonder Woman he is a very heroic and badass spy, Steve serves this for Diana's life by the events of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. It's seeing Superman battling Doomsday that sparks her to go back into superheroism after a near century of mourning Steve's sacrifice at the end of Wonder Woman, remembering him saying that people were still good.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Diana. They only had a few days together to fall in love before fate ripped them apart. Even when they're reunited in 1984, they still can't really be together, as Steve isn't truly alive anymore and living in the body of another man, and his continued presence on the mortal plane De-Powers Diana due to her wish. Ultimately, Diana is forced to renounce that wish in order to save the world, separating her from Steve once again — this time, for good.
  • Supporting Leader: He is nominally in charge of the team, but Diana is clearly The Hero.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: Steve's approach to Diana telling him that killing Ares will end the war. Rather than question her or argue the point, Steve sidesteps the issue since the two have the same destination in mind anyway.
  • Two First Names: Per a DC Comics habit.
  • Universal Driver's License: Knows how to fly a bomber jet in 1984 despite the fact that the last thing he ever flew before that was a huge biplane.
  • White Male Lead: Played With. He is The Leader of his Multinational Team, but Diana is the film's protagonist (and the team powerhouse in combat), which makes Steve the Supporting Leader in the narrative.
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    Sameer 

Sameer

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"I'm both frightened AND aroused."

Species: Human

Citizenship: Moroccan (French Protectorate)

Affiliation(s): French Army of Africa, Steve Trevor's Team

Played by: Saïd Taghmaoui

Dubbed by: Armando Coria (Latin-American Spanish), Mustapha Abourachid (European French), Alain Zouvi (Canadian French), Yōhei Tadano (Japanese)

Appearances: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (photo) | Wonder Woman | Wonder Woman 1984 (photo)

"I'm an actor. I love to act, but I'm the 'wrong color'..."

A con man, mercenary and master of acting.


  • All Myths Are True: When Steve is skeptical about the existence of Ares, Sameer points out they witnessed what Diana did in battle.
  • Amazon Chaser: Sameer is "both frightened... and aroused" upon seeing Diana take down the goon that nearly shoots Charlie at the bar. His lustful interest is also piqued when Steve regales his time on Themyscira; a whole island full of no one but similarly mighty women.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Only true in-universe, but he uses it to good effect. Early twentieth-century racism lets him impersonate several nationalities, since most people just assume "brown=foreign". There are several clues about his true origins: he wears a red chechia, which was worn in the Army of Africa, which was formed in French colonies in Northern Africa (it also explains his French language and accent) and participated in the war in Western Europe. The actor, Saïd Taghmaoui, was born in France of Moroccan descent.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Learning about the existence of Themyscira, a Lady Land, blows his mind.
  • Con Man: He likes to make naive people think he's someone important, like a prince.
  • Cunning Linguist: He knows a lot of languages, to the point where he and Diana compete to see who knows the most. She wins by virtue of ancient Greek but Sameer still gets pretty far.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He appears in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice alongside Wonder Woman on the 1918 group photo, standing to Steve's right.
  • The Face: He's the guy you need to talk your way out of a situation.
  • Funny Foreigner: Exploited. Sameer uses the racist assumptions of others to his own benefit, whether it's playing the nephew of a prince or a sycophantic driver.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a few notable scars across his face, and he is clearly a good guy, if not a womanizing actor off the battlefield.
  • Lovable Rogue: He's a Con Man who enjoys making people think he's someone important, but he's nice and charming enough to gain the audience's sympathy, and participates in a mission to stop a great evil.
  • Master Actor: His primary role is to fool people using this. He would have been a career actor, but racism barred him from it.
  • Nice Hat:
    • His red chechia, which was worn in the French Army of Africa, which he might have been part of before.
    • He also wears a straw boater when travelling to Belgium.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Plays a scatterbrained Sycophantic Servant who lost his boss's (ie, Steve's) invitation to Ludendorff's gala so the bouncer takes pity on them and lets them through.
  • Omniglot: Not as much as Diana but he knows at least four languages. He doesn't know ancient Greek however, Diana beats him at it.

    Charlie 

Charlie

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"Who gets paid for honor, eh?"

Species: Human

Citizenship: British

Affiliation(s): British Army, Steve Trevor's Team

Played by: Ewen Bremner

Dubbed by: Jean-François Vlérick (European French), Frédéric Desager (Canadian French), Ricardo Tejedo (Latin-American Spanish), Mutsumi Sasaki (Japanese)

Appearances: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (photo) | Wonder Woman | Wonder Woman 1984 (photo)

A shell-shocked Scottish sharpshooter.


  • The Alcoholic: It's not specified if he already was a heavy drinker before, if the war made him so, or if he is self-medicating, but he surely is a booze sponge. In the home release stinger, he is a Recovered Addict.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: When he's told Diana's story, he laughs and says it is ridiculous, even after Sameer points out the amazing things they've seen her do.
  • Brave Scot: He speaks like a Scotsman, wears a kilt, and he's part of Steve's Badass Crew. Plus, the actor is Scottish.
  • Catapult Nightmare: He freaks out upon waking up from a war-related nightmare, which was possibly triggered by the far-away sounds of night shellings.
  • Cowardly Lion: As a result of his PTSD, but it still counts. He'll rush into battle alongside Steve without a second thought, but his traumatic experiences still cause him to freeze up and panic.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: He snaps at Diana when she tries to comfort him after his nightmare and then runs off. Given the time period, he's lucky to be in a sympathetic crew at all.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Like Steve, Sameer and Chief, he can be seen alongside Wonder Woman on the 1918 group photo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, standing to Chief's left.
  • Friendly Sniper: While the war crushed him more than a bit mentally and possibly left him a drunkard (unless he already was before), he still enjoys singing for his companions.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • He's a good singer.
    • When Diana first meets him, he claims that he didn't care who or how many people he killed as a sniper. As the film progresses, viewers see how combat deeply traumatized him.
  • Made of Iron: Viewers first see him getting repeatedly punched in the face by an angry pub patron, then falling on the ground, with the back of his head clearly hitting the ground. A few minutes later, he's enjoying another drink, unbruised and coherent.
  • Man in a Kilt: He wears a kilt, even on the front.
  • Mood-Swinger: He switches between visibly suffering from PTSD and singing like a jolly fellow. And he also has his collected moments.
  • The Piano Player: He plays the piano in the bar of the Belgian town of Veld during the evening that follows the crew's victory.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: He's a shell-shocked soldier who's been discharged from the war and drinks a lot to try to forget about it. He is brought back to help Steve and Diana's mission.
    Chief: He sees ghosts...
  • Recovered Addict: Charlie was inspired to give up the bottle after his time in Diana and Steve's outfit, and is seen opting for tea instead of booze at the tavern when Etta approaches him, Sameer, and Chief for an operation proposal.
  • Skeptic No Longer: He finally believes Diana when Ares shows himself.
  • Sticky Fingers: He steals a bottle of alcohol from a woman's handbag in a deleted bit from the train station scene.
  • Violent Glaswegian: The first time we see him, he's in the middle of a barroom brawl... and losing.

    Chief 

Chief

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"Where did you find her?!"

Species: Human (demi-god?)

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): Steve Trevor's Team

Played by: Eugene Brave Rock

Dubbed by: Philippe Vincent (European French), Olivier Visentin (Canadian French) Ricardo Mendoza (Latin-American Spanish), Haruo Yamagishi (Japanese)

Appearances: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (photo) | Wonder Woman | Wonder Woman 1984 (photo)

An expert smuggler who trades with both sides of the war and knows how to get people across the front lines.


  • Badass Native: He's part of Steve's Badass Crew. The actor is of Kainai descent (Natives from Alberta, Canada), and presumably he is too since he speaks Blackfoot.
  • Bilingual Bonus: He introduces himself to Diana in (untranslated) Blackfoot as Napi. Napi is a Blackfoot trickster hero, the Native American equivalent of a demi-god like Diana.
  • The Big Guy: Eugene Brave Rock is 6'4 and makes the not-unimpressive Diana look short next to him.
  • Brutal Honesty: When Diana asks him why he's not fighting with the Allies, he quite bluntly tells her that Steve's people wiped his out.
  • Canon Foreigner: Despite sharing a name with a character from Doom Patrol, he has no actual comic counterpart. Likewise, despite a Native American background and similar name, he isn't Apache Chief from Superfriends.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He also appears alongside Wonder Woman on the 1918 group photo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, standing to Diana's left.
  • God Was My Copilot: Chief might actually be Napi, the "Old Man" of Blackfoot myth. It's notable that he's the first mainlander to take Diana at face value. Although it's essentially a case of invokedActor-Inspired Element, the actor was allowed some creative freedom for his character and it doesn't affect the plot in any way.
  • Lovable Rogue: He's a smuggler, but he's honorable, friendly, and honest, and when the Veld townsfolk offer him money for help in saving their town he turns them down.
  • Magical Native American: Played with. The Chief's race is only ever referred to twice in the movie, the second time indirectly. In his first scene, he speaks Blackfoot when introducing himself and mentions his people have nothing left. In a later scene, he uses smoke signals to help Diana and Steve locate Ludendorff. He does however have a somewhat mystical tone in his speech; he says Charlie "sees ghosts" because of his PTSD. Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane, given that he tells Diana his name is "Napi" (in Blackfoot language), a trickster hero of Blackfoot legend, a demi-god like Diana. This is confirmed by the actor who plays Chief.
  • Nice Guy: He's stoic but still friendly and easy-going. Several soldiers are happy to see him in the trenches for instance.
  • Nice Hat: One of his trademark features is a hat that wouldn't look out of place in a Indiana Jones story.
  • Odd Friendship: Both he, a displaced Native American, and Diana, a displaced Amazon, share a kinship due to their backgrounds. He also clearly is friends with Steve, despite knowing that Steve's people took everything from his people.
  • Only in It for the Money: Justified and later averted. As a Native American, he has no love for either side of the war. He subverts the "immoral" part of the trope though, as he joins up to help stop the bloodshed affecting everyone and is loyal to the crew. Later on, he refuses payment from the villagers of Veld.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His real name is never given. At least, not in English. In Blackfoot, he identifies himself as Napi to Diana.
  • Reality Is Unrealistic: There were more than a few First Nations soldiers in World War I, the most notable being Mike Mountain Horse who, like Chief, was from the Kainai Nation.
  • The Stoic: Easily the one who displays the least emotions among Steve's crew.
  • War for Fun and Profit: He's essentially a war profiteer, as his people have no stake in the war, although the "fun" part doesn't apply at all. Subverted later on. After saving a village, Chief refuses to take any payment from the villagers. He'll take money from those in power or those wanting to buy the things he smuggles, but he won't take anything from those in need.
  • Walking the Earth: He began traveling the world after surviving the tragedies that befell his people at the hands of the Americans.
  • Weapon of Choice: What appears to be stick grenade-tipped tomahawks.

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    Etta Candy 

Etta Candy

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"Fight? We use our principles! Although, I am not opposed to engage in a bit of fisticuffs should the occasion arise."

Species: Human

Citizenship: British

Affiliation(s): Imperial War Cabinet, Steve Trevor's Team

Played by: Lucy Davis

Dubbed by: Rommy Mendoza (Latin-American Spanish), Véronique Alycia (European French), Manon Arsenault (Canadian French), Rie Takahashi (Japanese)

Film appearances: Wonder Woman | Wonder Woman 1984 (photo)

Other appearances: Home video release clips note 

"It's Etta Candy, I'm Steve Trevor's secretary."

A comical but loyal and friendly Imperial War Cabinet secretary working for Steve Trevor. She is also a suffragette.


  • Adaptational Nationality: In the comics she's American (from Texas). Here, she's British.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Sameer and especially Charlie initially doubt of Etta as The Leader as she appoints herself theirs for a secret mission involving a Mother Box. After witnessing her personally kicking the ass of the pub patron who harassed Charlie, neither Sameer nor Charlie object anymore to her leadership.
  • Badass Bookworm: She's a very capable secretary for a major wartime office. She might be gentle to a fault, but she isn't opposed to "a bit of fisticuff should the occasion arise" as she points out, if that can help secure women rightsnote . And she actually makes good on those claims to resort to violence when necessary, when she stops the leader of Ludendorff's agents with Diana's sword as his attempt at an ambush goes south for instance, or in the home video stinger, where she uses a beer bottle then a chair to kick the ass of the pub bruiser who came back at Charlie with a gun.
  • Chairman of the Brawl: She finishes the pub bruiser off by smashing a chair on him.
  • Double Standard: She's a suffragette and mentions to Diana that women have to prove how principled they are to get the vote while men are just given it.note 
  • Fat and Skinny: She's the short and stout friend to the tall, lean Diana.
  • Girl Friday: Non-romantic version for Steve. She has enough know-how in Steve's line of work to have her spy-sense tingle at the german agents trailing Steve, and rushed in to block off the leader's escape at the end of the alleyway scuffle.
  • Grievous Bottley Harm: When Etta is rounding up Sameer, Charlie and Chief for a new mission in the home video stinger, the pub patron who beat Charlie up earlier comes back to kill him. She starts dealing with him by breaking a beer bottle on his head from behind. Then Charlie makes him stumble, and Etta finishes him off by smashing a chair on him.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Has an almost fangirl-like fondness for Wonder Woman based on a first impression.
  • The Leader: In the home video stinger, she rounds up Sameer, Charlie and Chief and appoints herself their leader on a special mission for the American government: finding a Mother Box, likely the one that will be used to create Cyborg one century later.
  • Mission Control: Serves as this while Steve, Diana and their Badass Crew venture behind enemy lines.
  • Nice Girl: Etta is quite a friendly and helpful woman.
  • Nice Hat: Her ribboned hat is typical for the 1910s.
  • Non Action Girl: Subverted. She's put in charge of teaching Diana to be a Proper Lady (as in, more decorative, less swordy), is gentle to a fault and certainly doesn't look very intimidating, but she soon admits that she's part of the militant branch of the suffragettes movement, and she makes it quite clear that she's not averse to a spot of violence if necessary, as the home video stinger demonstrates.
  • Posthumous Character: She died of old age by 1984.
  • Servile Snarker: While she's more subtle and gentle than most, she takes some shots at Steve and Sir Patrick.
  • Setting Update: As with Steve, she was originally a World War II character and later, a present-day character, but here, she lives at the time of World War I.
  • The Storyteller: She fondly tells stories to the audience about the characters in Wonder Woman in a few short sketches for the film's home video release, complete with some classical music, a scrap book and a fireplace.

    "Sir Patrick Morgan" 

"Sir Patrick Morgan"

See Wonder Woman's Rogues Gallery for his character sheet.

    Field Marshal Haig 

Field Marshal Douglas Haig

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"We can't be seen sending troops into German-occupied Belgium as we're negotiating their surrender."

Species: Human

Citizenship: British

Affiliation(s): British Army, Imperial War Cabinet

Played by: James Cosmo

Dubbed by: Frédéric Cerdal (European French), Arturo Mercado (Latin-American Spanish), Satoshi Sasaki (Japanese)

Appearances: Wonder Woman

"Who is this woman?"

A Field Marshal and member of the Imperial War Cabinet.


  • Age Lift: The real Field Marshal Haig was 57 in 1918, James Cosmo was 68 during the filming.
  • Armchair Military: Diana chastises him and the other high rank military men of the Imperial War Cabinet for making cowardly comprises and reducing men to numbers instead of fighting on the front lines with their warriors. In Real Life that would show Diana's lack of knowledge on how modern military works since Amazons practice ancient times warfare - she has no idea that a theater commander is responsible for situation on huge amount of territories and has no reasons at all to fight on the front lines.
    • It also shows that Diana doesn't actually know who she's talking to specifically, and is more commenting on the practices of the war in general; the real Haig was a veteran Cavalry Officer and no stranger to combat himself.
  • Historical Domain Character: Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, in real life, was the supreme commander of all British forces in Europe and the man, whose forces were the most successful during the Somme offensive.
  • Historical Downgrade: In wartime and shortly thereafter Haig was considered as very capable strategist who was practically inventing modern warfare on the fly. Only after his death he became criticized as ineffective "Butcher of the Somme". In the film he is further reduced to the status of Ares's puppet. Also, real life Haig was instrumental in setting up the Haig Fund for the financial assistance of ex-servicemen and the Haig Homes charity to ensure they were properly housed — actions that don't get much attention today.
  • Realpolitik: He opposes Steve's idea to attack General Ludendorff's gas ammunition factory in Belgium because the Armistice is almost signed and he doesn't want it to be disrupted, disregarding the potential victims of Dr. Poison's gas doing so.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: On the receiving end of one from Diana. She calls him and the other military officers cowards for not leading their troops to battle and their willingness to sacrifice innocent lives.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: He is surprised by the fact that Diana knows ancient languages, and orders her to leave the room.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Like the rest of the Imperial War Cabinet, he is manipulated by Ares, who's disguised as Sir Patrick Morgan.
  • We Have Reserves: Best seen in that dialogue.
    Steve: Sir! I have seen that gas with my own eyes! If it is used, it will kill everyone on both sides! They will all die!
    Haig: That is what soldiers do, Captain.

    Colonel Darnell 

Colonel Darnell

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"Trevor! What the hell were you thinking?! Bringing a woman into the Council room!"

Species: Human

Citizenship: British

Affiliation(s): British Army, Imperial War Cabinet

Played by: Steffan Rhodri

Dubbed by:

Appearances: Wonder Woman

"Sir, if this woman can read it, we should hear what she has to say."

Steve Trevor's direct superior and a member of the Imperial War Cabinet.


  • Adaptational Nationality: Like Etta Candy, he's changed from American to British here.
  • Da Chief: He's Steve's direct superior and berates him for letting a woman (Diana) enter the Council room of the Imperial War Cabinet as Sir Patrick Morgan was talking about the armistice.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: Can't tolerate a woman's presence in the Council room. Albeit he's still willing to let Diana talk later on, unlike Field Marshal Haig, because she knows the ancient languages they have to translate in order to read Dr. Poison's notebook.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Like the other members of the Imperial War Cabinet, he is manipulated by Ares, who's disguised as Sir Patrick Morgan.

Imperial Germany

    German High Command 

German High Command

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"Ludendorff! Enough!"

Species: Humans

Citizenship: Germans

Affiliation(s): German Army, German General Staff

Played by: Rainer Bock (Paul von Hindenburg)

Dubbed by:

Appearances: Wonder Woman

"Twenty-four hours from now, this war will end. It is over."

The heads of the German military during World War I.


  • Alternate History:
    • They all survived World War I in real life, whereas they get killed in the film. Most notably, Generalfeldmarschall Paul Von Hindenburg ascended the political ladder to become President of Germany in the 1920s, appointed Adolf Hitler chancellor in 1933 and died in 1934 from lung cancer.
    • Ludendorff actually agreed to the armistice with Hindenburg, although both of them made sure to put the blame of the defeat and armistice on the "backstabbing by the civilian government" myth, with nasty political consequences.
  • Board to Death: Ludendorff has them all killed during a meeting as they were deciding to go for an armistice.
  • Death by Adaptation: Ludendorff has them all assasinated by Dr. Maru using her new gas, when in real life they died of either old age or sickness in the Interwar period.
  • Historical Domain Character: Just like Ludendorff, von Hindenburg was based on a real-life figure.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: By the time they appear, they agree to the armistice to end the war.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Unlike Ludendorff, they didn't get the Historical Villain Upgrade treatment, they're just military leaders of a country at war. Not only that, they recognize that their country is losing the war and are hence willing to sign the armistice.
  • Truth in Television: Hindenburg mentions the fact that there are shortages of food. Germany was indeed on the verge of starvation by 1918.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: They're all killed off within moments of their introduction.
  • What You Are in the Dark: In their brief appearance, we see that the war has softened their resolve, leading them to lay down their arms. They also fight each other for a gas mask, not knowing that the winner will die anyway.

    Ludendorff's Agents 

Ludendorff's Agents

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"Captain Trevor! I believe you have something that is the property of General Ludendorff!"

Species: Humans

Citizenship: Germans

Affiliation(s): Abteilung III b (German secret service)

Played by: Dominic Kinnaird (leader)

Dubbed by:

Appearances: Wonder Woman

"Give us Doctor Maru's notebook!"

German agents General Ludendorff sends to London to kill Steve Trevor and take Dr. Poison's notebook back from him.


  • Anachronism Stew: A Cyanide Pill in 1918. They were not to be invented until World War II. Could be Fridge Brilliance when you realise they were probably manufactured by Dr Poison.
  • Beard of Evil: Their leader is bearded.
  • Cyanide Pill: Their leader uses a cyanide pill to kill himself just before Diana tries to interrogate him.
  • Dastardly Dapper Derby: The leader has a bowler hat.
  • Mooks: They are nameless goons providing some danger to Steve and Diana in London as well as an occasion for Diana to showcase some classic Wonder Woman bullet-blocking action.
  • Newspaper-Thin Disguise: One of them uses a newspaper to conceal himself when trailing Steve and Diana.
  • Shout-Out: The scene these bad guys appear in is a gender flipped homage to the mugger scene from the 1978 Superman film, with Diana blocking bullets instead of that film's Superman stopping the mugger's bullet.
  • Zerg Rush: They outnumber Steve and Diana in a back-alley, but they're of course no match for Diana's bracers and Super Strength.

    Fausta Grables 

Fausta Grables

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Species: Human

Citizenship: German

Played by: Rachel Pickup

Dubbed by:

Appearances: Wonder Woman

One of the guests at General Ludendorff's gala.


  • Adaptation Personality Change: From a World War II Swiss Nazi agent to a (seemingly German) socialite who's invited at General Ludendorff's gala during World War I.
  • Demoted to Extra: She's a much more prominent character in the original Wonder Woman comics (a Swiss Nazi agent, to be more precise). In the film, she's just a convenient mean for Diana to get a disguise to infiltrate Ludendorff's gala, being a woman with roughly the same size and body proportions as her (given how her blue dress perfectly fits Diana).
  • Mugged for Disguise: After spotting Fausta, Diana steps out of the woods, approaches her without a word and sizes her up. The next time Diana is seen, she's at the gala, sporting Fausta's lovely blue evening dress.
  • Setting Update: Like most of the Wonder Woman mythos characters appearing in the film, she's a World War II character originally, whereas the film's events happen during World War I.

Others

    Pub Bruiser 

Pub bruiser

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"You're back! And this time without your girl to protect ya! So what are ya gonna do now, eh?!"

Species: Human

Citizenship: British

Played by: Roy Taylor

Dubbed by:

Appearances: Wonder Woman

A patron of the London pub in which Steve Trevor recruits Sameer and Charlie. He has a very personal grudge against Charlie, for a laughably petty reason.



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