Reincarnations of abused women given incredible strength, the Amazons were created and charged by the Gods to lead Ancient Greece into a better way of life through love and peace. Unfortunately, when the Amazons were captured and violated by Heracles' tribe of warrior men, they grew vengeful in their payback despite being to do otherwise. The Amazons divided themselves in two after the leaders of both halves disagreed on whether to further take vengeance on the males that humiliated them. As punishment, the Gods charged the Amazons under Hippolyta's command to keep guard of the demon Cottus on Themyscira as restitution. The Amazons are a race of warrior women, but they are very diverse and generally compassionate. The Egyptian sect, the Bana-Mighdall who defected and led by the Amazon Antiope, was much more misandrist and kill-happy. Now that the Amazons are free from Cottus, they act as their own sovereign nation.
- Ambiguously Gay: Some (Io) more than others.
- Nothing ambiguous about it, it's canon that the majority if not all of the Amazons are either lesbian or bisexual and that Io was in love with Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman's own bisexuality has only been hinted at though, at least so far
- Cerebus Retcon: Under DC Rebirth, the New 52 versions of the Amazons and Hippolyta have been revealed as fakes created as part of some elaborate attempt to rewrite Diana's past.
- Darker and Edgier: The New 52 Amazon society seemed far cruder and rougher than past versions, and they propagated throughout the centuries by kidnapping and raping sailors. The Amazons would dispose of any infants unlucky enough to be born male. Indeed this is darker than one version of the original mythology where their husbands were just in a neighboring country.
- Failure Is the Only Option: As lampshaded by Wonder Woman, since their existence the Amazons have made mistake after mistake which inevitably caused them to fail in their mission of bringing peace to the world. When they were first created, they decided to cloister themselves away after becoming disgusted with the violence of men despite their whole existence being to show them the ways of peace and love. After the Amazon Queen allowed Heracles and his men into their kingdom and his eventual rapacious betrayal of their nation, they chose to kill their oppressors in a rage despite being explicitly told by the Gods who created and freed them not to do so. Then after splitting up and eventually being tasked to guard Cottus, they chose to build their island into a utopia for themselves and completely abandoned their mission for centuries.
- Lady Land: Whether men are even allowed on the island is a question that is answered in different ways over the years. (The typical answer is "No, unless Wonder Woman invites them". Also, there are occasional jokes about what the Amazons do for fun on an island inhabited only by women...
- Proud Scholar Race Guy: (Pre-Crisis) The Amazons of Paradise Island often came off this way. They had developed a range of impressive tech including having their own space worthy fleet before any other nation on earth had made it into orbit, invisible aircraft and incredible medical advances but generally didn't share any of these advances with their supposed allied nations like the United States.
- Proud Warrior Race Girl: (Post-Crisis) The Bana tribe, who are far more combative than their Themysciran sisters, place a lot of emphasis and pride on their skills as warriors.
- Public-Domain Character: The Amazons (not specific Amazons) and their queen Hippolyta are all Older Than Feudalism.
- Rape as Backstory: Post-Crisis Perez made this part of the backstory of all the Amazons besides Wondy who was born later; they were made sex slaves by Hercules and his men and only received Themyscira after they fought their way free, with the caveat that they couldn't seek revenge and had to swear themselves to a lifestyle of peace to get their safehaven.
- Straw Feminist: In a few stories, much to the annoyance of the fans... don't even mention Amazons Attack.
- Action Mom: Never mind the fact that Diana is an adult...
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Was originally black-haired like her daughter in the Golden Age, then blonde after the Silver Age reboot in the 1950's, then became black-haired again after the Crisis on Infinite Earths reboot in the 1980s, went back to blonde again after the New 52 reboot, then returned to black in Rebirth. Was blonde in Justice League but dark-haired in the direct-to-video movie.
- An Axe to Grind: Most often uses a great axe in battle.
- All Amazons Want Hercules: In her case she was attracted to Hercules himself before he betrayed her and turned her and her people into sex slaves. When Hercules was initially redeemed and had a HeelFace Turn, she expressed that she still had attraction for him despite everything he did to her and gave him a kiss before Hercules left for Olympus. Also, when she was in the JSA, Ted Grant, pretty much the embodiment of the gruff masculinity of his time. In the New 52 she slept with The King of the Gods, Zeus, though these versions of Hippolyta and Zeus were later revealed as fakes.
- And I Must Scream: (New 52) Her destiny and the destiny of her amazons after Hera's punishment: she is turned into stone and her Amazons are turned into snakes Subverted later on, when it turns out these Amazons are fakes and the real Amazons are fine.
- The Atoner: Hippolyta's stint as her daughter's replacement was part of her penance for inadvertently causing Diana's death in the first place. (She had an Amazon sorceress cast a spell to transfer some of Diana's power to Artemis, and never had the spell reversed.) She later started to enjoy the role. She becomes one again after the Amazons Attack, where she is punished for her hand in the death of thousands in Washington D.C., and is punished to serve alone on Themyscira as it's only resident as penance and to rebuilt Amazon culture from the ground up.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: She is the queen of the Amazons, so you have to expect she'd be just as badass as the others.
- Ax-Crazy: When she's written badly or lets her wrathful temper get the best of her, most famously in Amazons Attack. It's noted during her tenure as Wonder Woman when she fought with only a sword instead of a lasso and was described as more conscientious, less warlike, and considerate of civilians than Artemis, but less pacifistic and merciful than Diana considering she had no code against killing and didnt think twice about chopping off a mans arm to disarm him.
- Bi the Way: Hippolyta is canonically bisexual, having been in love with both men (Wildcat of the JSA) and women (Phillipus).
- The High Queen: The ruler of Themiscyra, who's held in awe.
- It's All About Me: She can come off with this attitude when she gives demands, especially when she shirked her duties as Queen of Themyscira during her stint as Wonder Woman and derided any opposition to her choices which put her kingdom into an upcoming civil war.
- I Want Grandkids: Occasionally shows this inclination around Diana. Especially when Diana was in a relationship with Nemesis. Granted, this was during a time when Diana and Hippolyta were the only two Amazons left which strongly influenced how they were thinking. And of course, Hippolyta was so desperate for a daughter that she moved the gods into miraculously creating Diana.
- Lady of War: No matter what iteration of Polly is in play her past is always as a graceful but brutally dangerous leader of a people who fought in many wars during the Bronze Age.
- The Leader: Hippolyta was a born leader and strategist and is excellent in the arts of persuasion and diplomacy.
- Legacy Character: After Diana died and ascended to godhood, Hippolyta became Wonder Woman in her place. She traveled back in time to fight alongside the Justice Society, long before Diana's time, making her kind of the first Wonder Woman and making Diana a legacy heroine herself. This idea was ignored by subsequent writers and done away with when DC rebooted its history during the New 52.
- Mama Bear: When she's written right. She presented a deconstruction of the trope when she manipulated Wonder Woman into giving up her title and sacrificing an unknowing and loyal Artemis to prevent a prophecy about her daughter's death as Wonder Woman from coming true.
- My Secret Pregnancy: In the New 52, Hippolyta made up the "clay" story to cover the fact that she'd gotten pregnant from Zeus. However, with the reveal that the New 52 Hippolyta was a fake, as was the New 52 Olympus, it's implied the clay story is the truth.
- Parents as People: She was very obstinate when asked to give up the mantle of Wonder Woman by her daughter since she enjoyed the freedom and adventure that she experienced and wanted to follow her dreams instead of being tied down as a queen and mother. It became so extreme she forced the position of rulers unto her daughters so she could continue playing the superhero, despite being consistently warned her own kingdom was approaching civil war and unrest without firm leadership.
- Royal Inbreeding: Her father Ares is obviously the result of some since his parents are Zeus and Hera, who are brother and sister. In the New 52 Hippolyta decides to join in the family tradition by screwing her grandfather Zeus, a relationship that results in Diana.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: She isn't above getting her hands dirty (and, in one bit of comics continuity, was Wonder Woman during World War II).
- Stable Time Loop: It is later revealed in the Secret Files of the pre-52 Post-Crisis Wonder Woman series that Hippolyta's punishment to serve as Wonder Woman after her hand in her daughter's death actually caused her to be sent back in time in the 1940s to serve as the first Wonder Woman, which inspired Steve Trevor's mother to start her flight which led her to fight and die on Themyscira culminating in her American colors being used for Wonder Woman's costume, inspired Steve Trevor to become a pilot and land on Themyscira in the first place, and start the events that would lead to her daughter becoming Wonder Woman in the first place. Hippolyta's tenure also inspired the legacy of Wonder Girl by first inspiring Donna and Cassandra to bear the title. Chronologically speaking, Hippolyta kicked off the entire Wonder Woman legacy.
- Sex Slave: In her backstory she was once enslaved by the demi-god Heracles (sent by Ares in his war against Athena) along with her people for his sexual desires. Athena freed Hippolyta on the condition that she would not seek revenge, but Heracles escaped anyway.
The Amazon Guard Captain, military leader of Themyscira, and Hippolyta's lover. Something of a second mother to the Princess, Philippus took an active role in raising Diana, most notably teaching her an early lesson in using one's wits instead of strength alone. Eventually becomes one of the two leaders of Themyscira alongside Artemis as both Chancellor and Archon Eponymous (head of civic affairs).
- Badass Gay: The Amazons best warrior, the woman who tutored Diana to defend herself, and in a committed relationship with Hippolyta.
- Determinator: Getting an arrow through the chest doesn't stop her from saving her Queen from The Circle's treachery.
- Dreadlock Warrior: Most often seen with dreads.
- The Good Chancellor: Eventually becomes one of two joint leaders of Themyscira after Hippolyta steps down and dissolves the monarchy.
- Interservice Rivalry: Head of the General Guard, harbored (warranted) suspicions toward Hippolyta's personal bodyguards, The Circle.
- Lady of War: Not quite as regal or graceful as Hippolyta, but still shows shades of this as a consummate warrior woman.
- Like a Daughter to Me: Phillppus took an active role in raising Diana, essentially serving as a second mother to her.
- The Captain: Her role as Hippolyta's general.
- Retgone: Post-Flashpoint, Philippus was erased from the DCU and seemingly replaced by a similar looking Amazon named Dessa. Post-Rebirth, it's revealed Philippus is still an Amazon and was actually living on the real version of Themyscira alongside Hippolyta, whom she is now in a physical relationship with.
- The Rival: To the much more dangerous captain of the guard Alkyone, whose radical views led her to attempt to murder Diana.
- Serious Business: Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman shows Philippus treating organizing a party like a military operation, shouting orders and directing Amazons as though the situation is far more serious than it is. She still finds time to flirt with Hippolyta, who finds the whole thing endearing.
- Token Black: Not the only black Amazon, but is the only one with any significant paneltime.
High Priestess and oracle of the Amazons. Frequently predicts disaster and very rarely foresees any good news. Menalippe is one of Wonder Woman's three maternal aunts.
- Crisis of Faith: Of all the Amazons, it is she who most deeply worries that the gods may have forsaken them. Fortunately, they haven't.
- Death by Adaptation: Her post-Flashpoint version is killed as soon as she's introduced by an Amazon who bore a child of Darkseid's.
- Dumb Blonde: She's not the sharpest tool in the shed...
- Fainting Seer: Sudden onset visions have a tendency to knock her out.
- High Priestess: She is the High Priestess of the Amazons who worship the Greek pantheon and is in particular dedicated to Apollo who has granted her powers as a seer.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Gives her life to save Hippolyta from Circe's attack during War of the Gods.
- Infallible Babble: Sometimes. Accompanied by Throat Light and Glowing Eyes of Doom.
- Lipstick Lesbian: Same as her girlfriend, Penelope.
- Mad Oracle: Seeing the future is not good for her sanity.
- Mystical Waif: Oddly scrawny for an Amazon, and gifted with magical powers.
- Public-Domain Character: Menalippe is an Amazon from mythology, sister to Hippolyta, Penthesilea and Antiope who in the original myths was taken hostage by Hercules to force Hippolyta to give up her girdle.
- Waif Prophet: Quite scrawny for an Amazon and their oracle.
An Amazon blacksmith with a huge crush on Diana.
- All Love Is Unrequited: She's got it bad for the princess. Diana seems to notice, but simply isn't interested.
- The Blacksmith: She is the premier blacksmith on Themyscira, and is even addressed as "Blacksmith" by Ares.
- Cannot Spit It Out: She'd like to confess her feelings to the princess, but she's too nervous to do it.
- Drop the Hammer: While she's used swords in fights, most remarkably when she garnered some goodwill with Ares when she surprised him with a stab wound from a blade he himself had blessed, she's more often got a hammer on hand.
- Forging Scene: Creates a suit of armor for her princess.
- Gentle Giant: Huge even for an Amazon, but she's a total sweetheart.
- It's What I Do: During a time where the gods forbade the presence of weapons on Paradise Island, Io persisted in crafting blades knowing they would instantly disappear upon completion. Why? Because it's her job.
- My Greatest Failure: Io is devastated when Ares easily defeats her and takes Lyta.
- Parental Substitute: She took responsibility for raising and protecting Lyta Milton, the daughter of Ares and Circe, and the girl very understandably prefers Io to her own mother and has a meltdown when she thinks her father killed Io.
- Please Don't Leave Me: It pains Io to watch Diana go off to face Medousa.
- Shrinking Violet: She's fairly shy and reserved.
- 24-Hour Armor: Aella is pretty much always wearing at least some of her armor and is never seen without it.
- Character Death: She is killed in the battle she started against the Bana.
- Conflict Ball: While she might have voiced concerns about such things as Themyscira rejoining the world stage she accepted the vote without hesitation and was not even implied to be one of the few who voted against it. That she was so opposed to the Bana being on the island after being alright if wary of welcoming others is quite the stretch.
- Lady Legionnaire Wear: Her armor includes three-tiered pteruges, which actually reach the tops of her knees and are worn over other clothes like proper historical pteruges.
- Parrot Pet Position: Her falcon is usually found perched on her shoulder.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: In DC Rebirth her Shim'Tar uniform becomes primarily teal, and loses its practical armor components.
- Adaptational Skimpiness: While the Shim'Tar armor always showed way more leg than necessary in Rebrith it lost the signature helmet, and added a bare back, shoulders and arms to the deal, the better for ridiculously sexed up poses while fighting.
- Breast Plate: Prior to Flashpoint her armor was cut impractically low and molded around her breasts when drawn by most artists. It also didn't provide any protection for her upper legs. In Rebirth her "armor" is not drawn to resemble armor at all, looking more like a tight halter-top swimsuit.
- Death by Adaptation: Rebirth have the character go mad with power and get killed by her best friend, then come back and get killed deader than dead, while her pre-Flashpoint self was alive and well and trying to lead her people to be more tolerant and kind.
- Race Lift: She's always been from Egypt and prior to Flashpoint was usually drawn looking Middle Eastern, while in Rebirth she drawn with Sub-Saharan heritage.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Prior to Flashpoint she was a scholar who wore reading glasses.
- Voice of Reason: While she is also called on to fight as their champion one of the main reasons she was chosen as Shim'Tar was to act as a voice of reason for her proud warrior people, who tend to jump to more violent solutions to problems.
- White Sheep: (Pre-Flashpoint) The reason she was chosen as Shim'Tar is part of the promise for the future of the Bana-Mighdall as a more peaceful culture.
A touted Amazonian surgeon, who is the first to run to the Themysciran Embassy when news of any of Diana's more serious injuries reaches Themyscira.
- Dr. Jerk: Carrisa is well known for her sharp tongue and judgmental nature.
- The Medic: She's usually the one Diana and the other Amazons turn to when they need to get patched up after Epione's mysterious unaddressed vanishing from the books.
- Sacrificial Lion: Killed in the OMAC attack on Themyscira to prove just how dangerous the things are, even to the Amazons.
- Bling of War: Like most Amazon warriors Euboea has had centuries to refine and modify her kit, and hers is gold plated with delicate etchings and other decor with a red cape and a red plume on the helmet.
- Cool Helmet: Her helmet is pretty unique as Amazon helmets go, since she's added short horns reminiscent of Ares' own dark helm.
- Iconic Item: Euboea is never seen without her headband, though colorists can't seem to decide if it's yellow or orange.
- Token Minority: Euboea is usually the only Amazon with East-Asian features, and is definitely the only one with a name and repeat appearances.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: She was traditionally a brunette but has become a blonde in Post-Flashpoint appearances. Her orange headband is also pink now.
- Badass Gay: The Amazons are the ambassadors of peace but they're also all skilled at fighting, immortal and super strong.
- Color-Coded Characters: She wears an orange headband, and often wears orange in other parts of her dress as well.
- Depending on the Artist: Her hair color was originally brown but some colorists would make her blonde.
- Meaningful Name: Epione's name means soothing, and she is named after the goddess of the soothing of pain.
- The Medic: She does most of the patching up of Diana and the rest of the Amazons.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Near the end of Wonder Woman (1987) her position was filled by Carrisa and Epione disappeared without explanation.
- Always Second Best: While she usually leads the competition through some sections, actually outperforming Diana, she always comes in second in the end. Except when Artemis competed which pushed Mala even further back in the field of competitors.
- Badass in Distress: She's been captured before, but this doesn't work out well for her captors as Mala is even stronger and more skilled than the average stronger than human well trained Amazon.
- Hair of Gold: A competitor who enjoys seeing her competition win and is completely supportive of them.
Part of the Themysciran council who has dedicated her long life to learning and is one of the first to support the idea of reconnecting, at least on a small scale, with the outside world. She is the Amazon's chief librarian and historian.
- Badass Teacher: She's an Amazon who has spent centuries honing her craft as both a historian and warrior.
- Depending on the Artist: Mnemosyne has been drawn as a blonde and a brunette.
- Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: The effect is sometimes a bit ruined in the coloring stage as her rings often end up the same color as her skin but she wears more jewelry than most Amazons, including multiple rings and a silver headband.
- Meaningful Name: She is named after the Titan mother of memory, who later became a supporting character to Donna Troy.
- Milking the Giant Cow: She makes a lot of gestures with her hands during her speeches and proclamations.
- One Steve Limit: She's not only named after Mnemosyne the Titan she even calls herself the "mother of memory" at one point, which is the Titan's title.
In the New Earth continuity Nu'bia is the guardian of Doom's Doorway and vary rarely sees her Themysciran fellows as she has spent decades rigorously guarding the door from its far side.
- Breast Plate: Her original costume was a fully covering suit of armor, though the breasts were impractically molded to her form. Her subsequent costumes and armor tend to cover as much or less than a bathing suit and iether have a random hole over her stomach or have the metal there be so tightly molded to her that it's astounding she can breath or move at all.
- Changeling Tale: (Earth-One) She was stolen by Ares rather than the fey, and not replaced, but her tale remains the same. Taken from her family and raised as something she's not, only to learn as an adult she's actually an Amazon and has a twin sister.
- Lesbian Cop: The Nubia from Wonder Woman (1975) continuity was a police officer who got married to a woman after her retirement from the force.
- Wonder Child: (Earth-One) Desiring a child a queen was instructed to mold two infants out of clay, and then these children were given life by a quartet of goddesses and a god.
- Dark-Skinned Redhead: She has sub-Saharan features and dark red hair. It doesn't appear to be her natural color as when she starts covering her hair after accepting that Themyscira will no longer continue to be a hidden isolationist city state the fringes are black.
- Does Not Like Men: She doesn't necessarily hate men, but she's been victimized at the hands of too many men to ever trust one again and is distraught at the mere idea of having to see any on Themyscira.
- Rape as Backstory: While Perez made this the case for all the Amazons she is in particular driven by her memory of the event and wanting to avoid any possibility of it ever happening again.
The Amazon's chief architect following the death of Consivia. She has interest in the ways architectural design has developed the world over while also wanting to preserve the aesthetic Consivia created on Themyscira.
- Color-Coded Characters: Timandra always wears green.
- Dead Artists Are Better: She invokes this in a way, heaping praise for the design of Themysciran on her long deceased mentor.
- Humble Hero: She defers when anyone wants to praise her for aspects of Themysciran architectural design, instead claiming Consivia is responsible for the pleasing aesthetics of the island even though Timandra has been acting as an architect there for centuries.
Pre-Crisis, Steve was Diana's love interest, and Diana decided to stay in America after delivering him back from crashing near her island. After years of dodging his advances (she'd only marry him when she got rid of all evil in the world, y'see) she eventually did get married to him.
Post-Crisis, Steve crash landed on Themyscira thanks to the machinations of Ares, and when Diana's mission was both to go to America to fight Ares, and deliver Steve to the hospital. Though initially distrustful, she struck up a close friendship with the older man, and he came to regard her as like a sister.
DC Rebirth reestablishes Steve as a romantic interest for Diana, instead of someone with paternal feelings for her.
Etta Candy is Diana's best friend and plucky sidekick. Pre-Crisis, she was a college student who led the Holiday Girls, a sorority devoted to Wonder Woman. Post-Crisis, she is married to Steve Trevor and is a snarky Air Force lieutenant colonel.
- Action Heroine: During the Golden Age she was this, being possibly the most capable non-superpowered fighter of Wonder Woman's supporting cast. When Robert Kanigher took over as writer he gradually turned her into a Damsel in Distress instead. Other elements of this Chickification was later reverted Post-Crisis, during George Perez's reboot, where she's a military brat.
- Ambiguously Gay: Pre-Crisis, Earth One (she's intrigued by Wonder Woman's stories of Themyscira, an island full of women, but is put off by their attitudes as it "spoil[s] [her] fantasy") and Rebirth.
- Badass Normal: When Simone is writing her. She manages to effectively blackmail Director Steel with his substance abuse habits in one of her first appearances.
- Band Geek: In the Golden Age a number of the Holliday Girls were in the band, and Etta Candy was a sousaphone player who took band very seriously.
- Big Beautiful Woman: With a loving personality in spite of her rotund appearance, this is implied.
- Big Fun: Lovable overweight woman with a happy, bubbly and goofy personality.
- Boisterous Bruiser: During the Golden Age. Combining a extroverted personality, comic relief and brawls.
- Catchphrase: Whenever Etta became excited or agitated, she always shouted her trademark catch phrase "Woo-Woo!", which was later explained as a sorority thing.
- Chickification: When Robert Kanigher took over as writer after Marston's death a lot of her "non womanly" strengths were either downplayed or portrayed as flaws. When H. G. Peter died too Kanigher took the chance to retool Wonder Woman entirely (into what became her Earth-1 incarnation) and made Etta a conventionally 50's feminine (in both appearance and mannerism) Damsel in Distress whose only remaining character trait was liking candy.
- Colonel Badass: George Perez and Gail Simone turned her into one. Greg Rucka reinserted it during Rebirth, portraying Etta as having become Steve Trevor's superior by the modern day.
- Demoted to Extra: Though appearing less frequently in the Silver and Bronze Age, Etta was a recurring presence in Wonder Woman's supporting cast throughout both periods.
- Depending on the Artist: Etta's hair color has shifted back and forth from being red and blonde in her various (Pre-Flashpoint) appearances, while her height and weight are also subject to vary.
- Fat Girl: In the '40s Etta was a notable aversion for being not the slightest bit insecure, and frequently important to the plot; although still serving as Plucky Comic Relief. Since the dawn of the Silver Age, her rare reappearances usually either depict her as insecure, or else emphasize her ability to take of herself status while slimming her down a fair bit. However, The Legend Of Wonder Woman miniseries has finally returned her original personality, with some modern polish that's actually quite appealing.
- Fat Best Friend: She was originally introduced as a Type A sidekick during the 1940s-1950s. She became more a Type B in the Silver Age, but has mostly been restored to her original personality in modern comics, where she is Wonder Woman's best friend and Steve Trevor's new Love Interest.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: In Post-Crisis, Legend of Wonder Woman and Earth One stories.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: During the Golden Age. She was about half Wonder Woman's height, but could knock out groups of armed criminals/nazis with just her fists.
- Race Lift: Post-Flashpoint, she was redesigned to be a thinner, black woman and modeled after Traci Thoms' appearance in the rejected pilot for NBC. After Rebirth, she returned to being well-built, but remained black.
- Replacement Goldfish: Post-Crisis. Since the 1987 revamp, Etta has been romantically linked with, and eventually married to Steve Trevor, who is no longer Diana's love interest.
- Sidekick: Of Wonder Woman. Mostly in the Golden Age.
- Sudden Name Change: Has had her middle name vary from being "Marie" to "Olive". In the Earth One Story her name is changed to Beth instead.
- Sweet Tooth: As the name might suggest, Etta tends to love sugary food and drink. Her very first appearance has her eating a whole box of chocolate.
- Weight Woe:
- In the Golden Age, when Diana had mentioned to Etta the benefits of losing weight, Etta had made a compromise with Diana. If she lost ten pounds and felt better about herself, she'd lose fifty more. By the story's end, Etta had lost her ten pounds but was unhappy, so she simply asked Diana for her candy back.
- Post-Crisis under George Perez, she was overweight but being in the military, turned fat into muscle, resulting in a stocky frame. Post-George Perez, however, Etta suffered from anorexia for a while. Feeling insecure about her weight, Etta developed an eating disorder that was kept secret from her friends. She was able to lose 20 pounds, but at the expense of her health. When she finally collapsed due to a lack of food in front of Wonder Woman while trying on wedding gowns, Diana advised her to take better care of herself and maintain a sensible diet. Since that time Etta has gained her original weight back.
An archeologist who is Diana's first friend in "Mans World". Diana moves in with Julia and her daughter while living in Boston.
- Adventurer Archaeologist: She's far more respectful of the items and cultures she's studying than most examples, but given the often magical and sought after by villains nature of archeological artifacts in the DCU pretty much all archaeologists therein have to be rather adventurous.
- Parental Substitute: Julia becomes a maternal figure for Diana when she's off the island. Hippolyta gets occasional bouts of jealously over the time Julia spends with her daughter.
A Russian cosmonaut Natasha Teranova was stranded on a malfunctioning space station when Wonder Woman was asked to rescue her in suspicious circumstances. After Wonder Woman arrived the mission was sabotaged and the two women were sent careening out of control through space where they were picked up and enslaved by the Sangtee Empire.
Natasha becomes part of Diana's high command when she starts a slave revolt that leads to an all out rebellion that forces the Sangtee Empire to abolish slavery.
- Childish Tooth Gap: In one of her photos of her daughter Aleksis the girl is grinning to reveal she's missing two front teeth.
- Gratuitous Russian: When Diana starts teaching her English her lines become mixtures of Russian and English as opposed to simply translated between brackets as before.
- Loyal Animal Companion: The "lizard" Yuri is loyal to his new human owner.
- Made a Slave: Natasha and Diana are forced into slavery by the Sangtee Empire.
- Missing Mom: She is a missing mom, and it breaks her heart that her daughter will likely never know what has happened to her and regrets that she didn't spend more time with her before the mission that went haywire.
- Pirate Girl: Diana's whole space pirate/revolutionary crew is made up of women. They're granted clemency by the emperor after they win their revolution.
- Pirate Parrot: Natasha trains herself up "Yuri, the magic lizard", a creature that looks like a small dragon mixed with a salamander that has some protrusions reminiscent of feathers. He's not actually magic in the least, she just uses him during her little magic shows for the crew.
- Stage Magician: Natasha practices stage magic and card tricks for fun, which comes in handy during the long days stranded in space and later as a bit of fun for the revolutionaries.
The USAAF colonel to whom intelegence officer Lt. Steve Trevor and 2d Lt. Diana Prince answered to during WWII. He was promoted to General near the end of the war and remained in the military to become one of the first generals in the US Air Force when that was split off from the Army in 1947.
- Adaptation Name Change: In Wonder Woman (1975) his last name was changed to Blankenship.
- Adapted Out: Even in adaptations which do not change Wonder Woman first entering the world to bring back Steve Trevor and help the Allies fight the Axis powers in WWII General Darnell is often left out, such as in The Legend of Wonder Woman (2016).
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He's ridiculously calm about some of the crazier things Steve encounters and does, though perhaps Darnell his "secretary" is actually Wonder Woman given just how often his commands make it seem like he's trying to allow her to go help Steve.
- The Stoic: He's serious and unruffled even with an enemy agent sitting on his desk threatening him, though given all the hints that he knows his secretary is Wonder Woman perhaps he feels he has no cause to be alarmed.
Former vigilante and member of the Suicide Squad. Diana's coworker in Washington DC. He eventually learned her secret and became her lover. Holds the honor of being the only man to be officially inducted as an Amazon, with the title: Sir Thomas of Cleveland.
- Agent Provocateur: His job as a master spy and instigator via disguises makes him this.
- Anti-Hero: Admits he's killed his share of people in his pursuit of supposedly benevolent missions.
- Better as Friends: He broke up with Wonder Woman when he found out that she never truly loved him and only wanted him to have a kid.
- Defector from Decadence: His past as a member of the Suicide Squad.
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.
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 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 by the reveal that the Olympians of the New 52 were fakes and implanted memories designed to hide the real Themyscira.
- See Wonder Girl
A khund warrior woman who was enslaved on the same Sangtee Empire slave planet as Diana and became part of her high command during the revolution.
- Law of Alien Names: With even the standard -a tacked on the end to denote a female name.
- Pirate Girl: Diana's whole pirate crew is made up of women, though they're given a pardon by the emperor after they win their revolution. She becomes the new captain after Diana returns home, but now she's part of an official check against the empire slipping back to practicing slavery and part of the empire's plan to return slaves to their home planets.
- Proud Warrior Race Girl: She seems at first unapologetically devoted to Khund philosophy of might makes right and her dedication to a warrior lifestyle is an extension of her culture.
- Slave Liberation: While Ectreba was not part of Diana's group that planned the initial revolt she was a huge part of its success, arming herself with large rocks to crush heads and helping hijack a Sangtee ship.
A Kythotaur who serves as the chef at the at the Themysciran Embassy.
- A Load of Bull: He is a Kythotaur, and built like his distant relation the Minotaur.
- His Own Worst Enemy: He feels like being a minotaur is a curse, and even nearly dies aiding Diana in a quest for the chance to ask the gods to remove his curse, but he gets told it can't be removed as it's just what he is. After he realizes Dr. Anderson doesn't care that he's a minotaur he starts being less hard on himself.
- Insistent Terminology: He's sometimes called a minotaur, but since he's from Kythira he prefers to be called a Kythotaur. For the curious the original minotaur was the minotaur of Crete and it's species name did not reflect it's location but instead the king, Minos terming it the bull of Minos.
- Interspecies Romance: He and Dr. Leslie Anderson, a human woman, fall in love.
- Supreme Chef: He is a top quality chef with a specialty in vegetarian dishes.
An elderly teal skinned woman who was the first to befriend Diana and Natasha on the Sangtee Empire slave planet and helped them learn the language used to communicate by the slaves and that of the Empire itself.
- Alien Hair: She has thin strips growing in a sort of skirt on the back of her head in place of any hair.
- Eccentric Mentor: This only really becomes evident after their escape from slavery since she knew better than to mess around on the slave planet but once their free she really likes her pranks, including introducing Diana to the new hologram tech by making it look like they were being attacked by the Empire and getting a good laugh out of Diana taking a flying leap at the intangible holograms.
- Gadgeteer Genius: H'Elgn is able to reverse engineer captured Sangtee tech to create holograms that can be projected across the star system, new weapons with more non-lethal applications, the ability to track Sangtee Empire ships and cloak their own ships from them and much more.
- Miniature Senior Citizens: She's elderly and hunched and comes up to about Diana's waist.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Elderly Space Pirate Girl Inventor.
- Pirate Girl: Diana's whole pirate crew is made up of women, though they're given a pardon by the emperor after they win their revolution.
- Pūnct'uatìon Sh'akër: Her name is H'Elgn.
- Slave Liberation: Part of the group that helped plan Diana's initial slave revolt. H'Elgn went on to become the primary technician for the revolution.
- Translator Buddy: She doesn't speak any earth languages but she and Diana are able to start understanding each other due to both of their large repertoires of known languages and Diana's ability to quickly pick up new ones. She also helps Natasha learn the pidgin langue spoken by the slaves.
A Daxamite woman who was tortured, imprisoned and displayed on a Sangtee Empire slave planet. After Diana freed her she eventually came to join Diana's rebellion and her power was an important asset in forcing the abolition of slavery in the Empire.
- Electronic Eyes: H'Elgn is able to design an electronic eye to replace one of her missing eyes. It doesn't have the potential powers of a natural Daxamite eye but it allows her to see.
- Eyepatch of Power: Julia wears an eyepatch over her missing eye that does not have a robotic replacement, and she is undeniably an excellent and powerful fighter who commands respect through her insistence on respecting life despite all the horrible things she's gone through.
- Eye Scream: Julia's eyes were cut out during her torture, partially to ensure she'd never be able to use her race's inherent eye based powers on her captors.
- Human Aliens: Daxamite are extraterrestrials who look incredibly human, rather like Kryptonians who are part of their heritage.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Amnesiac Cyborg Daxamite Space Pirate Revolutionary.
- Pirate Girl: Diana's whole pirate crew is made up of women, though they're granted clemency by the emperor after they win their revolution.
The daughter of Circe and Ares who was conceived when both the villains in question were posing as humans, Lyta is loved by both her parents but was taken to be raised by the Amazons after one of Circe's defeats.
- Children Are Innocent: She doesn't like seeing her mom attack Wondy, but she also doesn't want her mom to get hurt. She's all-around a sweetheart who deeply cares for others in a huge contrast to her parents.
- Evil Parents Want Good Kids: Ares generally just wants his kids to be true to themselves but Circe wants to protect her daughter from her misdeeds, which serves Lyta just fine since she is a very kind soul at heart.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Circe is technically a human, though she's intrinsically tied to magic and immortal, and Ares is a Greek god.
- In-Series Nickname: Lyta, short for Hippolyta.
- One Steve Limit: She is one of three Hippolytas included on this very page and is a definite aversion.
- Witch Species: When Circe is counted among the Homo Magi so too is her demi-god daughter.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Lyta's hair is purple.
and knelt in chains for your favor,
but now I have returned
and I have molded my chains into an executioner's sword.
A durlan woman who befriends Diana on the Sangtee Empire's slave planet and becomes part of Diana's high command during their revolution.
- No Need for Names: By the time Diana meets her on the slave planet she's acting as "The Durlan", and seems to be part of the group of Durlans who forswore names after their genetics were scrambled in the Six-Minute War, keeping her form loose and tentacley and going by the "name" the entire subculture uses. She starts occasionally showing her true face when in private with Diana and the rest of her high command months after she's escaped slavery revealing she's not part of this group and her name is finally revealed to be Nol Lapp, though it's easy to miss since it's only used once.
- Pirate Girl: Diana's whole pirate crew is made up of women, though they're given a pardon by the emperor after they win their revolution.
- Shapeshifter Default Form: She intentionally hides hers, though after the initial slave revolt she starts using a body shape that's closer to it even though she keeps her head a mass of tentacles most of the time.
- Shapeshifting: She's a durlan and maintains the shapeshifting ablilities of her race, even if she can't ignore Shapeshifter Baggage like some of the more famous durlans like Reep Daggle.
- Slave Liberation: Part of the group that helped plan Diana's initial slave revolt.
- Warrior Poet: Nol Lapp is a revolutionary and poet. The only piece of her poetry given to the reader is about getting revenge on the empire that enslaved her. Unfortunately for the reader there's some translation betwixt the original poetry and what is on page as Lapp is not writing in any earth languages.
A Dominator who defected from the empire and ended up enslaved on the same Sangtee Empire slave planet as Diana and became part of her high command during the revolution.
- Defector from Decadence: Sakritt left the Dominators and their culture behind long before she was enslaved by the kreel, she even adopted her own name despite the Dominator stance of No Need for Names and talks about her people disparagingly on occasion with no desire to return to them.
- Good Lips, Evil Jaws: Sakritt takes full advantage of the creepy look Dominators have due to their long pointed teeth and complete lack of lips.
- Pirate Girl: Diana's whole pirate crew is made up of women, though they're given a pardon by the emperor after they win their revolution. She stays on as Ectreba's first mate when the crew becomes an official check against slavery in the Sangtee Empire and Diana returns to earth.
- Sword and Gun: Sakritt wields a Laser Blade and blaster together. In combination with her long sharp teeth she makes a great imposing factor when Diana is trying to convince pilots and their crews to surrender.
- Treacherous Advisor: Sakritt likes to play up this role but she's honestly quite devoted to Diana, and is easily talked down from her plans for mutiny. She later relishes getting to play this role to the Emperor to help Diana and the group infiltrate the capitol.
Originally Fury was Hippolyta "Lyta" Trevor, the daughter of the Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor; she inherited all her mother's powers. Lyta adopted the identity of "The Fury", named after the Furies of mythology, and was one of the founding members of Infinity, Inc.. Post-Crisis she was reinvented as the daughter of Helena Kosmatos (Young All Stars' Fury) and mother of the current Dream, Daniel Hall. Post Flashpoint, she again is Earth-2 Wonder Woman's daughter.
See The Sandman characters page for the Post-Crisis not related to Wonder Woman version of her.
- Adaptation Name Change: In Superman & Batman: Generations Steve and Diana's superhero daughter is named Stephanie Trevor instead of Hippolyta.
- Determinator: When her application to join the Justice Society of America was rejected she didn't skip a beat, and ended up founding Infinity, Inc. alongside some other second generation heroes.
- Happily Married: To Hector Hall, until his untimely demise.
- Alternate Continuity: The miniseries is this to both the main Wonder Woman and Conan books.
- Barbarian Hero: It's Conan and this version is rather more heroic at his current age than in the Howard stories.
- Brought Down to Badass: When first encountered Wonder Woman appears to have lost her powers as well as her memories. A rush of 9 thugs were able to knock her out and during a drinking competition, Conan was easily able to drink her under the table. However she's still an amazing fighter and is the reigning champion of the local gladiator arena until she fought Conan.
- It Was a Gift: Early in their relationship, Diana and Conan bickered amongst each other. They do become closer to the point, where when Diana had to return to the modern world and leave Conan to fight the crow demons alone, she gives him one of her bracelets and the golden lasso! Queen Hippolyta was very displeased about this, especially for a man who's been dead so far in the past that even Amazon magic had a hard time reaching his era.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Conan and Wonder Woman successfully rescue Yanna. Unfortunately for Conan, it turns out that during her travels she got married and has kids. Wonder Woman is sad for Conan, but Conan brushes this off. He's just happy to see that Yanna's alive and happy with her life, to him how could this be anything but a victory.
- Love at First Sight: When Conan was 8, he and his blacksmith father went to a gathering of the tribes of Cimmeria. There he met Yanna, a mysterious little girl from an all-women tribe, and for him it was love at first sight.
- Reincarnation Romance: Once Yanna talked to Conan and wondered if there were echoes of their lives elsewhere. Diana wondered about this is too, when she returned to the modern world and sat in a cafe. While she was doing this, she bumps into a very big, long-haired FAMILIAR man in a business suit. Diana quickly asks if he wants to go out for a coffee and he agrees.
- The Lost Lenore: When he was 12, he saw Yanna again and she stole his first kiss. When he found that she was running away from her tribe, he followed her. The pair would soon be set upon by bandits and Yanna had an Uncertain Doom. Years later when Conan found Wonder Woman, he sees in her Yanna all grown up and is hoping it really is her.
- Thoroughly Mistaken Identity: With her height, pale skin, black hair and blue eyes, Wonder Woman could be mistaken for a Cimmerian by the people of Hyborian Age. Conan is no exception as he believes she's his first love, Yanna. Wonder Woman may have amnesia, but she's not happy about him hovering over her all the time.
- Took a Level in Kindness: After his encounter with Wonder Woman, those who know Conan remark that he's become much more cheerful and kinder.