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    Diana Prince / Wonder Girl / Wonder Woman 
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Young Princess Diana
AKA: Diana of Paradise Island
The original Wonder Girl wasn't meant to be a new character, it was just Wonder Woman on adventures at a younger age much like the first Superboy stories were for Superman. Then someone mistook some Silver Age style casual time travel stories depicting Wonder Girl and Wonder Woman together to mean Wonder Woman had a sidekick and the rest is history.

First Appearance: (of Wonder Girl) Wonder Woman #23. (1947)
Created By: William Moulton Marston · Harry G. Peter

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    Donna Troy / Wonder Girl I / Wonder Woman IV 
Wonder Girl I / Troia / Wonder Woman IV
AKA: Donna Troy
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Donna as Troia

Donna Troy's past is... complicated. But basically, she's Diana's sister. She is known for being a sweet woman and a good listener, but she's faced much tragedy and a tangled past in her life. She was originally Wonder Girl of the Teen Titans, and now she forges her own path as simply Donna Troy. Comes equipped with the same bracelets as her sister, and a lasso that can override the mind of its victim provided that Donna's will is stronger than their own. She had stepped up to the plate as Wonder Woman when Diana was unavailable but is never strongly attached to that name and role.

The New 52 attempted to uncomplicate Donna's origin, but the route taken of "evil clone of Wonder Woman" was despised by fans. DC Rebirth then did away with this origin and reinstated her traditional one as the former Wonder Girl of the Teen Titans who was adopted by Hippolyta after being rescued by Wondy... only for James Robinson's run on Wonder Woman (Rebirth) to start mucking up her past by attempting to reinstate her New52 origin while contradicting Titans (Rebirth) and the memories of Wally West, who is known to have some of the most incorrupted memories in the whole 'verse. For more on just who Donna is see her Continuity Snarl page.

First Appearance: The Brave and the Bold #60. (1965) note 
Created By: Bob Haney · Bruno Premiani

  • Adaptational Villainy: In the New 52 she was created in-universe to be a replacement for Diana by Amazons who disliked their new Queen's decision to allow their Amazon brothers to live amongst them. An issue of Wonder Woman had her leading a cohort of Amazons in slaughtering many of them. DC Rebirth has revealed Donna does have a past and was not created as a blank shell, subverting this trope by implying Donna was Good All Along and subjected to mental tampering just like Diana. Likewise, with the reveal that the New 52 Amazons were fakes, it's implied by association that the Amazon men were similarly not real.
  • Artificial Family Member: One version of her birth has her being a magical created clone of Diana to act as a friend. Since Amazons often refer to each other as sisters, Diana saw Donna as one as well.
  • Bash Brothers: With Diana, Cassie, and in a cross-gender example, Dick Grayson.
  • Bling of War: Sported a silver suit of Greek-style armor in one arc, and has silver markings on her Troia costume.
  • Blush Sticker: For whatever reason, she has permanent blush stickers in Teen Titans: Year One.
  • Boobs of Steel: She's just as stacked, and just as strong, as Diana.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy:
    • When the Titans of Myth revived her following her death by the rogue Superman android, they altered her memories and made her believe she was married to Coeus. While she was technically the Token Good Teammate even while brainwashed, she nearly decimated the Titans and Outsiders when they came to rescue her, even telling Starfire "X'ahl spat on your kind ages ago."
    • Following the revision in Wonder Woman (Rebirth) that the New 52 Amazons were fakes, in Titans Donna is now mentioning her earliest memories are of when she was adopted at age seven before being found the Amazons, even saying she has a stepmother. It's implied, much like with Diana, that Donna's actions and memories during her period as Derinoe's puppet were because she was brainwashed and had her personality altered.
  • The Chew Toy: She's doomed to suffer in her Post-Crisis incarnation.
  • The Chick: Of the Teen Titans, especially in the first incarnation.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Has to wear a significantly different uniform from Diana, in order to differentiate them as adults (physically they're twins). During one story arc, when all three Wonder Women donned full Amazonian armor, Diana's was gold, Donna's silver, and Cassie's pink.
  • Continuity Snarl: The poster woman of this trope. Donna Troy had so many problems over the years that she got her own page.
  • Death Is Cheap: Died and came back, much like half the heroes out there.
  • Depending on the Artist: Her hair has a nominally set appearance for each era of her life, but some artists stray from the norm:
    • Her bangs as Wonder Girl were originally fairly consistent blunt bangs, but artists doing flashbacks to this period tend to give her side bangs or a point cut fringe.
    • She also usually parts her hair on the left, but not all artists are consistent with this depiction.
    • The starfield of her suit sometimes continues into her hair, and sometimes does not.
  • Determinator: Which is really bad news for anybody caught in her lasso. Chances are guys, that Donna's will is stronger than yours. Mainly because of all the horrors she has endured in her tenure.
  • Flying Brick: Like Wonder Woman.
  • Iconic Item: Her small black bullet-deflecting bracelets and silver lasso.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: The reason she cannot seem to stay normal. Even when she gave up her powers to be with her husband and son, she found being a regular human to be intolerable and sought out any way to return to superheroism, even becoming neglectful to her family by joining the Darkstars and going into space.
  • Like Brother and Sister: She and Dick Grayson are often written this way. Given that he's the DCU Chick Magnet and she looks like Wonder Woman this is somewhat surprising, but he really prefers redheads.
  • Made of Indestructium: Her bracelets and lasso.
  • Ms. Fanservice: During her time with Titans, she often ran around in bikinis as well.
  • Parental Neglect: All things considered, Donna was shown to be considerably neglectful to her husband Terry Long and their son and step-daughter in favor of superheroism to the point where she turned Terry's farm into a summer camp for the Teen Titans without her husband's permission, with him deconstructing her Team Mom status by declaring she was a better mother to the Titans than she was to her own son. It escalated to the point her husband filed for divorce and was the defining cause for her family's eventual death because she was traveling in space with Kyle Rayner. Her awful mothering skills were mentioned again later in various stories as "Reason You Suck" Speech points.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Dick Grayson (Robin I/Nightwing/Batman III). Considering she gets away with greeting ''Batman'' with a brofist, may also count as One of the Boys.
  • The Pollyanna: Nothing can seem to dent Donna's optimism. Though it's implied that she is actually a Stepford Smiler because of the various traumas she has been through to the point she can become brutally vicious and morose when pushed far enough.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: She's the first Wonder Girl (now Troia).
  • Sibling Team: With Diana. When they are siblings.
  • Sidekick—>Sidekick Graduations Stick: Whether as Troia, Wonder Woman IV, or plain old Donna Troy, Donna's been a superheroine in her own right for years.
  • Star-Spangled Spandex: One of the few constants among Donna's costume is that it will have stars on it somewhere.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Given that she's built exactly like her sister, this isn't surprising.
  • Super Reflexes: Like her sister she can deflect machine gun fire with only her bracelets.
  • Super Speed: Much faster than normal humans.
  • Super Strength: One of the strongest heroines around, in the same category as Diana, Supergirl, and Power Girl.
  • Team Mom: For the Titans, growing more mom-like with each generation of the team that she mentors. It's even lampshaded a few times to the point of deconstruction when Donna angrily berates her team on how being the one who is constantly asked for counsel like a parent by her teammates is unbearably stressful since she has her own problems to resolve.
  • Warrior Princess: As Diana's little sister, Donna's also a Princess of Themyscira, and follows in her big sister's footsteps when it comes to asskicking.

New 52 Continuity:

  • Adaptational Backstory Change: The New 52 version of Donna Troy was never Wonder Girl and was created as a murderous misandrist to lead the Amazons in slaughtering their male offspring. This change was undone in Wonder Woman (Rebirth) and Titans (Rebirth) where it's revealed her mind was tampered with and her past as Wonder Girl did really occur.
  • Adaptational Villainy: The New 52 version of Donna Troy was created as a murderous misandrist to lead the Amazons in slaughtering their male offspring and was a Wonder Woman villain rather than her sister and ally.
  • Born as an Adult: This version of Donna was never a child and was created as an adult. Then the Teen Titans being founded by a group including a younger version of Donna as Wonder Girl was confirmed, even though it contradicted her new backstory and DC Rebirth clung to it, revealing her New 52 origin as an entirely false fabrication and confirming she was an orphan raised by the Amazons. Robinson then tried to claim her New 52 origin was true and her childhood was falsely implanted memories despite it contradicting canon and the memories of Wally West, whose memory the Amazons simply could not have tampered with. As Robinson shoehorning in bits of the New 52 was not well received this is generally ignored.

    Cassandra Sandsmark / Wonder Girl II 
AKA: Cassandra Sandsmark
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Cassie Sandsmark was the president of the Wonder Woman fan club in Gateway City. When she actually met Wonder Woman, she was so enthusiastic that she took artifacts from her mother's museum to help Wonder Woman fight. Impressed with her bravery, the Gods granted her powers of her own. Cassie became the leader of Young Justice and the Teen Titans and she eventually discovered that Zeus was her father.

Her New 52 incarnation is the daughter of Wonder Woman's half-brother Lennox, and derives her powers from an ancient armor named the 'Silent Armor' related to the demon Trigon. This character's provenance is called into question in Wonder Woman (Rebirth) by the revelation that the Olympians of the New 52 were fakes and implanted memories designed to hide the real Themyscira.

For her Earth One counterpart see Teen Titans: Earth One.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 2 #105. (1996)
Created By: John Byrne

  • Action Heroine: When at her best. Later writers have waffled between this and putting her as a Faux Action Girl.
  • Accuser of the Brethren: Cassandra has a very antagonistic relationship with Rose Wilson/Ravager. Cassandra was also the one to think the worst of Rose Wilson, believe that she does not belong on the team and at times fight with her. Even when it looks like she is making peace with Rose, she reveals that she still dislikes her and considers her a one-eyed sociopath, stating that she is a murderer who is homicidal and warped beyond words and that she both cannot be helped and does not want to be helped.
  • Ascended Fangirl: The president of the Wonder Woman fanclub in Gateway City in her first foray into superheroics she used magical artifacts from her mother's exhibits before gaining powers of her own.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Sometimes. Cassie's costume is subject to change.
  • Bash Brothers: With Donna and Diana.
  • Bling of War: Sported a pinkish (possibly copper) suit of bejeweled armor at one point, in contrast to Diana's gold one and Donna's silver one.
  • Boyish Short Hair: She starts out with close cropped hair which she keeps hidden under a black wig, eventually she grows it out long enough to put into short twintails and then she just keeps letting it get longer.
  • Break Out the Museum Piece: In her first appearance she does this in order to use the magical properties of said pieces.
  • The Captain: To the Teen Titans after Robin made the decision to leave the team for an undetermined length of time in the wake of Batman's death, leaving Cassie with the task of assembling and leading a new team.
  • Chickification: Mostly due to Geoff Johns's influence in Teen Titans, where she went from a smart, cool nerd to a bland, moody prom-queen.
  • Chest Insignia: Wonder Woman's double W usually, though at one point it was a heavily stylized eagle on a tank very similar to what Donna wore as Wonder Girl.
  • Civvie Spandex:
  • Depending on the Artist:
    • In her Teen Titans days both pre and post Flashpoint some artists gave her a lot more cleavage and lower necklines than others, and post-Flashpont there was a tendency to make her breasts bigger than her head and so perfectly round they had to have been implants despite the fact that she's still a high school aged kid.
    • Her leather jacket in Rebirth has been drawn with the =W= warping around the shoulders and with the sleeves left plain.
  • Depower: Her powers are actually hers by birth, she was sealed to functionally be a normal human child growing up.
  • Divine Parentage: She's the daughter of a human woman and Zeus.
  • Dysfunctional Family: With Zeus for a father and a mother who disapproves of your superhero career, it's understandable.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Despite her dislike of Rose Wilson, when Bombshell accuses Rose of being a traitor, working for Deathstroke, Cassandra defends her, believing after everything her father did to her, Rose would never work for him again.
  • Flight: In her first appearance she uses the Sandals of Hermes to achieve it but she is later granted flight of her own for her courage.
  • Flying Brick: A nigh-invulnerable flyer like Wonder Woman.
  • Give Him a Normal Life: Her mother wanted her to have a normal life and Zeus sealed her inherent powers at birth so Cassie could live as a regular human. Cassie obviously was entirely uninterested in a normal life by the time she entered high school, and was quite upset with everyone for lying to her when she learned her father's identity.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: She started out wearing goggles and a wig in an effort to protect her identity but kept wearing goggles even after she ditched the wig and was wearing the goggles up on her hair like a headband.
  • Headbutting Heroes: With Ravager on the Teen Titans, complete with Teeth-Clenched Teamwork.
  • Heroic BSoD: After the death of Superboy and the loss of her powers. She has distanced herself from her mother and her teammates, letting her grief and the influence of Ares make her bitter and more violent.
    • During 52 she also becomes involved in an online cult heavily influenced by Kryptonian culture with the goal of resurrecting Superboy. Elongated Man grows suspicious and with the help of other superheroes, disrupts the ceremony, destroying the Kryptonite which was essential to the process.
  • Heroic Bastard: She's Zeus' daughter in Post-Crisis continuity and Lennox's daughter (himself an example of this) in the New 52.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Cissie King-Jones (Arrowette) in the original Young Justice comics.
  • Iconic Item: Her goggles and the silver vambraces with inlaid red stars Donna Troy gifted to her.
  • Jumped at the Call: She really wanted to be a superhero despite seeming to be a normal girl, and dove into the lifestyle headfirst at the first opportunity. Even when she's trying to cut back on the super heroics for her mom's sake she's always eager to help anyone she can.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: In her earliest appearances, DC representatives even described her as horse faced.
  • The Leader: She is the second official leader of Young Justice after Robin stepped down.
  • Legacy Character: The second Wonder Girl after Donna Troy. However, in the New 52 universe, she is the first.
  • Morality Pet: For her brothers Ares and Hercules. Though with Ares it's debatable whether he has any REAL affection for her or if he just sees her as someone incredibly powerful that he can use. As for Hercules, he implied the only reason he calmed himself around was that he wanted to have her as a sexual mate despite being her half-brother, even outright saying they should both repopulate Olympus after the Gods had disappeared.
  • Must Not Die a Virgin: She and Conner Kent had Their First Time in an effort to avert this, during Infinite Crisis. Given what was going on at the time, pretty understandable.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Being a demigoddess has its advantages.
  • Official Couple: With Conner Kent aka Superboy II before he died. After his resurrection they have decided to put their feelings on hold to allow Cassandra to better lead the Teen Titans, after Red Robin joined the team, however, she relinquished control of the Titans and still has not rekindled her relationship.
  • One Steve Limit: The second Batgirl is also called Cassandra. Usually Cassandra Sandsmark is known as "Cassie" and Cassandra Cain is "Cass", but sometimes members of the Batfamily will also call Cassandra Cain "Cassie". This is only really confusing when Tim does it, as he is close to both girls and, if the context is unclear, could be referring to either of them.
  • Painted-On Pants: Starts wearing these as she gets older.
  • Plucky Girl: When she was first introduced. Since the Young Justice was disbanded she's wavered between emotionally unstable Alpha Bitch and merely bland.
  • Power Incontinence: When Cassie is upset for long periods it sometimes electrical storms, but she has no control over this and does not gain a method for channeling her Shock and Awe powers for quite some time.
  • Practically Different Generations: As a consequence of her father being Zeus, many Greek gods are her half-siblings despite being millennia older than her.
  • Psycho Electro: She is only able to tap into her electical powers consistantly when she's absolutley furious, and the item she originally used to channel them was warping her personality to make her more cruel.
  • Red Is Heroic: Most of her costumes use red. While the first two were primarily black even her the first costume is depicted with red shorts by some artists.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Supergirl. They nearly kissed in the story Supergirl: Identity.
  • Shock and Awe: Her lasso can electrocute those it ties up. This because, unlike Wonder Woman's Lasso of Truth, Cassie's is a weapon which channels Zeus' lightning in response to her rage.
  • Sidekick: She acts as one to Wonder Woman when one is needed, otherwise she tends to be busy with her own things as she ended up leading her own team not too long after her introduction.
  • Super Reflexes: Helped by her Super Speed, Cassie is able to react to and deflect bullets with great comfort.
  • Super Speed: Demigod. The extent of her speed is unknown but decidedly fast.
  • Super Strength: Part of the demigod child of Zeus power pack. Her Olympian flesh and bone is about one and a half times as dense as similar human tissue, contributing to the Olympians' superhuman strength and weight
  • Tank-Top Tomboy: After Superboy's death, she adopted a WW-themed tank top with jeans similar to what she had worn as leader of Young Justice but without the jacket she wore then and with plainer jeans.
  • Tomboy: She started out as one, a Adorkable mythology buff who made zero attempts to appear feminine and kept her hair really short.
  • True Companions: With the others who made up the rest of the first six members of Young Justice, but especially the rest of the "Core Four"; Kon, Tim and Bart.
  • Tsundere: Mostly in Sean McKeever's Teen Titans run.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Prior to Flashpoint Cassie's costume changed frequently, originally with only her leather jacket and goggles staying constant but the Teen Titans writers jettisoned those iconic parts of her uniform:
    • 1stcostume: modified black WW shirt with a G superimposed over the =W= paired with goggles, bicycle shorts, gloves, sneakers, and either a denim vest or a leather jacket. (plus a Gauntlet of Atlas and Sandals of Hermes in her first outing)
    • 2nd costume: Jeans with white stars scattered on the hips and at the ankles paired with a black WW crop top, goggles, gloves, sneakers, a leather jacket, and vambraces. (jacket optional)
    • 3rdcostume: Red jeans with white stars scattered on the hips paired with a black =W=crop top with spaghetti straps or black =W= t-shirt with a superimposed G, goggles, sneakers, a necklace which says "girl" and vambraces.
    • 4thcostume: Red jeans with white stars down the outer seam (or scattered on hips) paired with a black high neck sleeveless WW top, goggles, boots and vambraces.
    • 5th costume: (Teen Titan) Red jeans with 2/3 white stars in a line down the hips paired with a short sleeve red WW crop top with a metal W, boots, a lasso and vambraces.
    • 6thcostume: Jeans with a star on each hip paired with a red tank with a stylized eagle and constantly descending neckline, boots, a =W= belt, red star earrings, a lasso and vambraces.
    • 7th costume: Armor gifted to her by her half-brother Hercules with red star earrings, a lasso and vambraces. (the first thing on this list which isn't Civvie Spandex).
    • 8th costume: Her own version of Diana's "Screaming Chicken Armor" in what appears to be copper or bronze with a lasso and vambraces.(not Civvie Spandex).
    • 9th costume: Plain blue jeans paired with a red three quarter length sweater with a metallic =W=across the chest which has its bands somehow wrapping around her upper arm without restraining movement which is possibly a Magical Accessory gift from her father, boots, an eagle belt, red star earrings, a lasso and (eventually) vambraces.
  • Weather Manipulation: When Cassie was upset in Wonder Girl Vol 1 thundering clouds rain clouds would start to build, though she's usually limited to just lightning and electric attacks inherited through her father Zeus.

New 52 Continuity:

  • Darker and Edgier: In this continuity Cassie is a disrespectful thief who is powered by an Artifact of Doom and who ran away from her mother after nearly ruining her mother's career.
  • Most Common Superpower: In this continuity Cassie's breasts were generally drawn at least as big as her head, and were infamously drawn like implants rather than natural breasts by Kenneth Rocafort.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: She and Tim had something bordering a romantic relationship in the pre-Flashpoint continuity, but nothing really came of it (they kissed and then Cassie ran off crying) and it was essentially two grieving friends trying to find solace after the deaths of their respective significant others and friends (Kon-El and Stephanie Brown). In this continuity they start dating after decided they liked it when Trigon used Tim to rape Cassie.
  • Rape by Proxy: In the New 52, the demon Trigon takes control of Tim Drake (Robin) and uses the opportunity to seduce both her and Solstice into sex. All three parties are shocked when this is discovered, but all agreed that they enjoyed it. Tim and Wonder Girl later begin a relationship proper due to lingering passions from the night they shared together.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Technically Cassie was already related to Diana pre-Flashpoint, since Zeus is Cassie's father and Diana's great-grandfather as Ares is her mother's father, but writers often forget Ares' familial relationship to Diana. In the New 52 Diana is Cassie's aunt since Diana is Zeus's daughter (the writers again forgetting that Zeus is her mother's grandfather) and Cassie's father is now one of Zeus's other illegitimate children. Since that version of Zeus and his offspring were later proven to be false memories, it seemed Cassie and Diana were back to their original family relation, until James Robinson decided to claim Zeus was still Diana's father despite it now contradicting canon.
  • The Runaway: She ran away to become a thief full time after her criminal activities ruined her mother's reputation as an archeologist when Cassie destroyed a temple trying to steal artifacts from it with her boyfriend.
  • Sensual Spandex: Her costume is skin tight, low-cut, and strapless, revealing a disturbing amount of cleavage intended to tantalize the reader for a high school aged character.
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