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The Amazons


"We are indeed a race of wonder women."

(Pre-Crisis)Women from across the annals of history who ended up at Paradise Island by chance or when fleeing oppressors and chose to become Amazons and remain there. By taking the oath and going through the ceremony and training to become an Amazon they gained abilities far beyond the means of normal humans and are immortal while on their home island.

(Post-Crisis)Reincarnations of murdered 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 were 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.

First Appearance: All-Star Comics #8 (1941)
Created By: William Moulton Marston · Harry G. Peter

  • Adaptational Nice Guy
    • The Amazons of Greek Mythology were either a nomadic warring culture or an violently isolationist beyond raiding culture walled up in Themyscira. Whether Paradise Island or Themyscira, DC Comics makes the classical amazons far more pacifistic than their mythological counterparts. The sole exception in the "main" continuity is New 52, where the amazons are more murderous, misandrist and warlike than their mytholgocal counteparters, going through Adaptational Villainy instead.
    • The Post Crisis Bana-Mighdall have been manipulated by Circe from the very start. Circe had Antiope executed when she made peace with the Greek city states and from behind the scenes pushed the Bana-Mighdall into making war on Man's World as a whole and eventually against their sisters on Themyscira all so that Circe can get rid of all the amazons at once. In DC Rebirth Circe is far less vindictive, or interested in the amazons, and Antiope's mission to bring peace to Man's World doesn't go as far off the rails because of it. The Bana-Mighdall still split from Themyscira, but this isn't even over defying the gods to get revenge on Heracles anymore, but because Atalanta doesn't want to be confined to the island and Antiope in particular believes the amazons are becoming complacent, can do more good among man's world than apart from it, and that Zeus is a terrible god who should be forsaken.
    • The Amazons of the Amazon are not from Greek or Roman Mythology but from European colonial mythology of the 15th to 19th century, Spanish, Portuguese and French in particular. They are far more vile than their Greco-Roman counterparts, being the closest thing from an actual mythology to the infamous New 52 Amazons. The Future State and DC Rebirth Esquecida, who previously went by many names of the mythological Amazons of the Amazons, are if anything more pleasant than the Themyscira and Bana-Migdhall tribes, keeping their city hid and men out of it their only real sticking points besides defending the forest. They have no issues interacting with men or the outside world otherwise.
  • Aerith and Bob
    • In the Pre-Crisis continuity the Amazons of Paradise Island were women from throughout history who had come to the island seeking refuge and chose to become Amazons and uphold their peaceful protective ways so their names were incredibly varied, including Althea, Diana, Fatsis, Gerta, Hippolyta, Mala, Metala, Orana and Zoe.
    • The Rebirth Bana-Mighdall bolster their numbers by recruiting women from Man's World to join their tribe, but try to defy this trope by encouraging worthy recruits to take on new names. Post Crisis and Rebirth amazons of Themyscira are also drawn from the dead souls of women from all over the world, but similarly tend to be given new names by their sisters. The Esquecida seem to pull from women of the Amazonas region, but unless a reader is familiar with the languages spoken their this trope really doesn't apply, as their names are all in said languages, even if not all of them qualify as given names to the familiar.
  • Age Without Youth
    • In the Golden and Silver Ages the amazons do not suffer the ravages of old age, but only so long as they stay on Paradise Island and only so long as men are kept off of Paradise Island. Living in "Man's World" will cause the affects of aging to set in, but these can be fixed with periodic return trips.
    • Post Crisis Amazons are given entirely new bodies that do not suffer from age related organ degenration. As such they retain their youth wherever they go and are free to allow men wherever. Themyscira's amazons just don't let them come because they dislike men. The Bana-Mighdall forfeit their immortality however, when they defied The Olympians and pursued revenge against Hercules.
    • DC Rebirth Amazons have the same new youthful bodies of their Post Crisis counterparts, but Queen Gaboymila has a disease that initially makes her appear old, and is still largely immobile even as her youthful appearance starts to reassert itself. The Bana-Mighdall don't lose their immortality, as they aren't pursuing revenge here, but they do get cut off from the well of souls and have to recruit mortal women who don't have such gifts to maintain their numbers. Atalanta devises a plan to reunite the Bana-Mighdall with Themysica and give all new recuits the gifts that come from The Olympians, immortality included.
  • Arc Words: Starting in May of 2021, "Amazons Attack!" appears in a suspiciously large amount of speech bubbles throughout DC Infinite Frontier books. As it turns out the DC Rebirth line was to start its own version of the infamous Amazon's Attack arc in October of 2023.
  • 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.
  • Culture Clash
    • Atalanta goes on a mission to fight the forces of Tezcatlipoca in Central America, which ends up stretching all the way into mid South America and taking MUCH longer than she anticipated. She returns to a Bana-Mighdall tribe that is much cruder and crueler than the one she founded with Antiope. However, despite some resistance from acting queen Faruka II, her sisters are happy to see Atalanta back and reinstall her as co queen alongside Faruka. Atalanta, for the most part, allows Faruka II to do as she wishes but at times expresses her shock and disapproval at the new customs that have developed under Faruka's reign.
    • The Esquecida Tribe is nowhere near as isolationist as Themyscira, the sisters even supporting each others' relationships withe men so long as they are not brought back to Akahim. They also enjoy many more modern amenities, but in turn lack much of the advanced technology Themyscira has and doesn't share with the world. They are also highly split on religion, as while Bana-Mighdall cofounder Antiope wanted to get away from Zeus The Esquecida have come to distrust all Greco-Roman gods in general and despise The Twelve Olympians in particular due to the machinations of Hera. The Esquecida are also far less aggressive than The Bana-Mighdall, and though ready to fight them if necessary, find their hyper militarism and hostility towards the other amazon tribes baffling.
  • 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. Subverted, as this version of history was revealed to be fake in Rebirth.
  • Doom Magnet: In DC Rebirth every amazon that was reborn through the well of souls in Amazonia, prior to the Themyscira\Bana-Mighdall split, as well as everyone descended from them, is a figurative magnet to the monsters behind Doom's Doorway, who have been conditioned by the gods to hate said amazons. Amazons such as Atalanta, who personally sent some of those monsters to Hades, are the magnets with the strongest pull, but one of these monsters is willing to cross the ocean and scour the Amazon Rain Forest just to find and kill Yara Flor, simply because she's the daughter of Aella.
  • 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.
  • Famed In-Story: In Post Crisis DC The Amazons are somewhat reviled by the general public. Wonder Woman is doing a lot to improve their reputation but Circe is doing just as much to ruin it. In DC Rebirth Themyscira and The Bana-Mighdall are both inspirations to the women of "Man's World", but this has seemingly only taken hold in the new millennium, with Martian Manhunter saying Wonder Woman herself was just barely respected in the 20th century. The Gaboymilla tribe were a very respected tribe in the Americas until the new millennium, when they went into hiding after being slaughtered by executioners sent by The Queen of Olympus.
  • Fantastic Racism
    • Post Crisis there is enmity between the Themyscira and Bana-Mighdall tribes of amazons after a thousand years of separation, which eventually leads the two tribes to make war on each other. Sometimes on their own over misunderstandings, but their worse war was instigated by Circe as a means of destroying all amazons in one go. This also leads to actual racism in the form of profiling, as The Bana-Mighdall happen to be darker skinned overall than their Themyscira sisters and Themyscira amazons with dark skin sometimes get mistaken for Bana-Mighdall and attacked for it, as the Bana are prone to launching terrorist attacks on the nations of Man's World.
    • DC Rebirth significantly tones down the strife between The Bana-Mighdall and Themyscira. A thousands years of separation has still taken a toll on their relations, however. The Bana-Mighdall see the Themyscira amazons lyre playing pansies who don't contribute any good to the world and boast that they could easily conquer the island, but Faruka II is the only Bana-Mighdall that actually wants war and every time she tries to push for it the Themyscira sisters either refuse to take the bait or her own Bana-Mighdall sisters shout her down. Themyscira in turn see the Bana-Mighdall as tobacco filled drunken savages that weren't worthy of acknowledgement. Wonder Woman convinced Theymscira to recognize The Bana-Mighdall as a legitimate tribe, but her sisters still boast that the Bana-Mighdall only exist because Themyscira allows it. The worst that ever happens between them are unarmed fist fights in the streets of man's world, however. The revelation there is a third tribe of amazons known as The Esquecida doesn't improve things, however, as Faruka II is almost successful in leading The Bana-Mighdall to war against The Esquecida at the first formal introduction between the tribes. War mostly averted because this introduction happens to be while both are visiting Themyscira, and the islanders don't want to clean up a blood bath in their own backyard. It's the challenge of Hippolyta, Antiope, Atalanta, Diana, Nubia and Donna Troy to put an end to these hostilities, but the latter three are Locked Out of the Loop and have no idea how long the former three have been working on easing the tensions.
    • Atalanta also reveals that the monsters of Doom's Doorway have been conditioned to hate amazons, to the point that most upon escaping will cross oceans to find and kill them. Half of this is punishment from The Olympians to show their displeasure with Amazonia, but it is equally because Atalanta sent many of the creatures to Hades personally. When monsters start breaching the doorway more regularly those with specific grudges against Atalanta do attack the Bana-Mighdall stronghold in Qurac, while those that simply hate amazons in general either stay on Themyscira or go hunting for Yara Flor in Akahim...which they can't find but nonetheless manage to draw Esquecida ire with the damage they cause to The Amazon Rain Forest.
  • Fantasy Counterpart Culture
    • Themyscira was a real town in the Roman province of Asia that got its name from the mythological amazon capital. As such, the Post Crisis amazons draw a bit from real life Turkey, Themyscira being more like Ancient Turkey and The Bana-Mighdall being more like modern Turkey. Themyscira also have an Athens vibe, ancient and modern to Bana-Mighdall's ancient Sparta. Theymscira even abolished the monarchy, though it was brought back before Post Crisis was over and retained in the following two continuities while The Bana-Mighdall prefer to have two queens at once in DC Rebirth. There is also a bit of a Persian Empire vibe going for Themyscira, during DC Rebirth Diana and Nubia have a personal Badass Creed swearing to dedicate their perspective lives to Truth and Understanding, in contrast to The Bana-Migdhall having a strong ancient Kemet to modern Egypt theme, with some added Somalian trappings. The conflict between the two tribes draws heavily on Athens versus Sparta and Persia versus Egypt.
    • The Esquecida are primarily based on The Ticuna of Amazonas, the largest indigenous ethnic group of that region of Brazil(though a minority in The Amazonas not overlapping with Brazil's borders), but also take at least some visual inspiration from The Tupi, Cariri and even Incans.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Like their Athenian inspiration Themyscira's amazons prefer to keep their minds unclouded, but when they have a cause for celebration can guzzle wine like there's no tomorrow. The Bana-Mighdall tend to less noted for their partying and more for their drinking.
  • 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... Post Crisis the amazons are eventually forced by Zeus to share the island with their male counterpart nation, The Gargareans. In New 52 Wonder Woman commands the amazons to stop leaving their sons and brothers for dead upon becoming queen, but most of these "brothers" end up getting slaughtered by their resentful sisters anyway.
  • Poison Is Evil
    • In the Bronze Age, Panthea's insurgents are conditioned to poison themselves in the event they are captured to keep her conspiracy against Hippolyta secret.
    • Post Crisis, the stance on poison is major division between Themyscira and Bana-Mighdall, the Bana tribe being much more favorable to the poisoning of enemies.
    • The Esquecida of DC Rebirth are highly knowledgeable in the sciences of poison and venom, but prefer not to resort to them if possible, as they tend to be powerful enough to take down prey and enemy combatants alike without it and find assassination to be dishonorable. The Bana-Mighdall and Themyscira tribes have an even lower opinion of poisoning, although Themyscira custom finds it acceptable in the event a suffering person can't be saved from death, and the Bana-Mighdall accept the use of a poison that erases twelve hours worth of memories but otherwise tends to leave the body unharmed.Artemis manages to piss off everyone when she uses poison to kill a woman enjoying a party.
  • Poor Communication Kills: As DC Infinite Frontier heats up it is repeatedly shown that Themyscira, The Bana-Mighdall and The Esquecida, queens and subjects alike, often have very similar goals and similar solutions to common problems, but tend to get in each other's way simply because there is little to no communication between the three. This is not at all helped by the fact that prior to Trial Of The Amazons, only Hippolyta, Antiope, Atalanta, Donna Troy, Cassie Sandsmark and Artemis are even aware that the The Esquecida Tribe exists. Two assassins Hippolyta sent to Brazil begin to suspect that there might be other amazon tribes, but have no idea where to look for them, Faruka II's assassins only find Yara Flor before getting their clocks cleaned by her, Artemis has only seen one Esquecida besides Yara Flor, Atalanta has only seen one Esquecida outpost abandoned before the were even called Esquecida, Hippolyta only has a report from Donna Troy, Antiope only has secondhand knowledge from Hippolyta, while Donna and Cassie don't regularly stay with any of the tribes, and are largely Locked Out of the Loop. Strengthening the connections between the three tribes is Hippolyta's chief goal in particular, after Yara Flor rejects Hera and successfully escapes Olympus to Akahim anyway.
  • Pretender Diss: The Themyscira Tribe of DC Rebirth did not see The Bana-Mighdall Tribe as legitimate until Wonder Woman convinced them otherwise. Before Diana's discovery and advocacy on the Bana's behalf not even queen Hippoylta could accomplish that! The Bana-Mighdall tribe in turn see The Esquecida as lame pretenders and are outraged that Themyscira is so readily accepting of them after denying The Bana-Mighdall for thousands of years.
  • Proud Scholar Race
    • Pre-Crisis, Golden Age especially, 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.
    • The Silver Age severely downplays it, and towards the end of the Earth One continuity in the Broze Age it is even Played for Drama as Panthea resents that she can't even study astronomy properly with the wards protecting Paradise Island from Man's World in place, leading her to conspire to stage a coupe against Hippolyta and provoke war with The United States in order to put an end to the stagnation of the amazons.
    • Post Crisis downplays this even further with the Amazons of Themyscira. While they are well learned in arts and well read in literature, they have developed almost entirely in isolation from "The Patriarch's World" for thousands of years, and have thus missed out on several modern inventions, like guns. They do have some increadible technology, including some signature inventions like the Purple Healing ray and even a much despised but there if they need it artillery of death rays. The Bana-Mighdall are even less so. They occasionally send select scholars out to report back on advancements in "Man's World", but on the whole are even less interested in educating themselves than their sisters on Theymscira beyond getting more destructive weapons.
    • The Bana-Mighdall don't exist in the New 52 universe, but the Themyscira tribe of this continuity put them and their anti intellectual ways to shame, being a society pirate raiders and borderline evil luddites, who would actually have a point about the corruption of man's world if they weren't so misandrist. Still they do see value in man's advancements in warfare.
    • DC Rebirth's Themyscira is second only to the Golden Age Paradise Island in terms of advancement, largely because it lacks most of the specific inventions of Golden Age Diana and Paul Von Gunther. None the less they have working interplanetary spacecraft again! The Bana-Mighdall are as anti intellectual as ever and don't even have reserved scholars anymore. The Bana maintain their armory of modern weaponry but Atalanta and Faruka II alike despise it and opt only to bring out the guns when necessary. The Esquecida are a bit of a middle ground between the the two, largely moving in and out of man's world and enjoying its advancements as they please, but not being quite as studious or inventive as Themyscira and have yet to integrate bombs or bullets into their arsenal like Bana-Mighdall.
  • 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. They even serve as mercenaries and acting queen Nehebka openly admits to Wonder Woman that by the 21st century Bana-Mighdall had long abadoned any notions of altruism, vengeange or even self defense, only engaging in warfare for the sake of profit and enjoyment.
    • New 52 has the most combative version of DC's Amazons yet to be in the main continuity, outside of maybe the alternate universes where The Cryme Syndicate reign, and they're on Themyscira!
    • DC Rebirth has the Bana-Mighdall spend thousands of years as a peace promoting society until Faruka II becomes acting queen and drives the nation to become more militaristic to the point it drives a further rift with Themyscira, but it starts to slowly wind down when Atalanta returns.
  • Public Domain Character: The Amazons (not all of the specific Amazons, as even some who are named after their mythological counterparts are original characters) and their queen Hippolyta are all Older Than Feudalism. Some The Escquecida characters like Gaboymila are younger but still Older Than Steam.
  • 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 safe haven.
  • Real Women Don't Wear Dresses: During the Rebirth's Heart Of The Amazon arc a Flash Back shows Hippolyta's subjects berated their queen for allowing princess Diana to sleep with a doll, demanding the queen start conditioning the child to sleep with a weapon instead. The flash back ends with Diana throwing the doll away to stop embarrassing her mother. However, "Young Diana" shows that Antiope would gift the princess with children's books, even teach Diana arts and crafts from "Man's World", during her visits to Themyscira. Hippolyta protested this when she found out but Antiope said Diana was becoming a better fighter than Hippolyta and so was earning the right to enjoy a softer side of her fleeting childhood. By the time of Diana's adulthood the amazons have taken to disarming and dressing up as Queen Nubia's coronation as ruler of all three tribes arrives, but most amazons of Themyscira and Bana-Mighdall view this as a matter of diplomacy, not something to enjoy. All the same, it's significant progress on their part.
  • Religious Bruiser: In the Post Crisis and Rebirth continuities amazons were created specifically to be servants of the gods. The amazons of Themyscira in particular tend to maintain their piety even after having personal disputes with their god and goddesses and in turn have the largest amount of god crafted or god blessed treasures.
  • Sex Slave: Depending on the continuity, amazonia as a whole may have suffered this after being defeated by Heracles and left at the mercy of his men. The Post Crisis Bana-Mighdall shunned all attachments to outsiders with the exceptions of captured males used for breeding. Ostensiably these are only supposed to be prisoners of war, but queen Anahid had actively engaged in the slave trade before Cheetah killed her for The Girdle of Gaea.
  • Straw Feminist: In a few stories, much to the annoyance of the fans... don't even mention Amazons Attack!. DC Rebirth has reduced this severely for both the Themycira amazons, who sometimes begrudgingly find themselves acknowledging some good developments from the minds of mortal men, and Bana-Mighdall, who started out in this timeline less misandrist than Themyscira and only started sliding into misandry on a cultural scale when original queens Antiope and Atalanta were MIA. The Esquecida are even less misandrist still...but on the other hand DC Infinite Frontier spent two years teasing a new version of Amazons Attack and indeed went through with the story line.
  • Tragic Bigot: Several Amazons just can't get over their misandrist views even after Themyscira opens its borders. However, they are women who were abused and murdered by men and then given new life in clay formed bodies, and then betrayed by Hercules and his men and turned into sex slaves before spending centuries in a isolationist state that was imposed on them by their very deities. That they were demonized in-universe as the bad guys while the man who committed such a horrible atrocity against them was lionized as a hero is just the cherry on top.
  • Tyop on the Cover: Given it is the name of both a mythological and historical location, "Themyscira" would be DC's most infamous example, if Wonder Woman was as popular as Superman and Batman. Someone at some point accidentally switched the "y" and "i" back in the 1980s, with DC never bothering to switch them back.

    Queen Hippolyta 
Hippolyta / Masquerader / Wonder Woman III
The Queen of the Amazons always longed for a child, because out of the Amazons, it was she who was reincarnated from a pregnant woman. In reward for her service and leadership, the Gods gifted her with Diana. Hippolyta is a stern leader, but she is also a nurturer who loves her daughter.

Specific iterations of this character on other character sheets include:
· The Golden Age Hippolyte here
· The TV Show Hippolyta as played by Carolyn Jones here.
· The DC Extended Universe's Hippolyta as played by Connie Nielsen here.
First Appearance: All-Star Comics #8 (1941)
Created By: William Moulton Marston · Harry G. Peter

  • 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.
  • 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 Heel–Face 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, she was into 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.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Hippolyta's attraction to men is literally the stuff of legend, but Post Crisis Hippolyta tends to show disapproval of Diana's attraction to men and prefers her daughter seek out a strong woman, excepting for when the rest of the amazons were believed to have perished and she wanted Diana to help repopulate the race. As of DC Rebirth Hippolyta is officially bisexual, and no longer cares about who or what Diana expresses attraction to on the basis of sex, though Hippolyta still prefers women and still doesn't like many of Diana's male interests as individuals.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Happens at the end of Artemis: Wanted as a result of her death in Trial of the Amazons. All according to plan.
  • The Atoner
    • On The Golden Age Earth Two the Amazons were a far more aggressive and murderous tribe prior to settling on Paradise Island, and their more pacifistic lifestyle following is an attempt to make amends for that. On the Silver Age Earth One Hippolyta doesn't become queen until after the Amazons settle on Paradise Island, so she has less to atone for.
    • 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.
    • In Trial of The Amazons Hippolyta attempts to form a bond with Yara Flor, the woman she had previously sent assassins after. Yara herself is trying to make up for nearly instigating war between The Esquecida and The Bana-Mighdall, to do better as the ambassador Gaboymila sent her to Themyscira to be, so the two end up hitting it off quite well after an awkward start.
  • 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 didn’t think twice about chopping off a man’s arm to disarm him.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: "The Impossible Day, which would retroactively become the first of a serious of Silver Age Impossible Tales'' that explicitly had nothing to do with the "main" stories of DC Comics, has Hippolyta entering with fan mail demanding an explanation to a question Diana can't answer. Hippolyta and Diana proceed to edit a movie at super speed and use the footage to please the readers, even though being a fictional story in a fictional story means it still fails to answer anything.
  • Can't Catch Up: Post Crisis Hippolyta tries to keep serving as Wonder Woman after Diana returns to the role, but Diana orders Hippolyta to go into hiding when Imperiex probes touch down on Earth, arguing that Hippolyta simply isn't powerful enough to handle them even while using artifacts like her girdle to bolster her abilities. Diana is proven correct and Hippolyta dies in action, but Hippolyta does die saving several civilians.
  • Cerebus Retcon: On the Golden Age Earth Two Hippolyte lead a Legion Of sky kanga cavalry against Valhalla and defeated the defending Valkyries, who were attacking Allied Nations in favor of Axis Powers and had kidnapped Diana by threatening Steve Trevor. They spare as many as they can and then proceed to negotiate terms with Odin before Gundra screws everything up. "DC Rebirth" changes this to Axis Agent Warmaster wanting revenge against The Amazons for slaughtering a company of Valkyrie without provocation, and while Diana suggests that the past may not have been so cut and dry, she has to acknowledge there may be some truth to the story, as Warmaster is directly descended from Gundra, who is a far more virtuous figure in the Rebirth continuity.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Pre Crisis, Hippolyta has a girdle that renders the amazon nation unconquerable as long as she keeps it on. Post Crisis though, all it does is increase Hippolyta's strength. This Post Crisis alteration makes Hippolyta similar to the Wonder Woman from the 1970s television show when she is forced back into the past and ends up retroactively becoming Wonder Woman before Diana.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Though it depends on the writer. Her past usually consists of being a Sex Slave.
  • Designer Babies: In the Silver Age Hippolyta crafts two children out of clay, and only wanted one of them to look like her. Both children have the beauty of Aphrodite among their divine gifts but none the less look very different from each other, with long, straight black hair being the only phenotype trait Nubia shares with Diana. In Future State they don't even share that much, as Nubia's hair is much curlier in that take.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Has shown she's not afraid to mouth off to the Olympians,such as Zeus, when it comes to her daughter.
  • Doting Parent: At the beginning of DC Rebirth Hippolyta takes offense to being called "doting" but she is glomped by a returning Diana before she can voice it and soon proves to be exactly what she was called.
  • Foreshadowing: At the start of DC Rebirth Hippolyta praises Diana daughter for taking her rightful place among the gods, causing Diana to wonder if her mother is upset that Diana returned to her mortal life.Turns out Hippolyta had plans to become patron goddess of the amazons herself if for whatever reason Diana didn't have the desire or vision to.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: The established history of Themyscira in George Perez's run shows that Hippolyta fought in the nude when she led the Amazons into fighting back against Hercules' oppression.
  • Good Is Not Nice: In the "Rebirth" continuity she learns there is a powerful demigoddess on Earth that Hera is seeking to turn into an immortal Living Weapon. She sends two assassins to Brazil to find and kill this person before that can happen. When they find no leads she asks Cassie Sandsmark to assist them, and while Sandsmark is eager avert a potential international incident, suggesting it might be possible to spare the target, she's annoyed by the request to comb an entire nation. Asking Hippolyta to be more specific gets Hippolyta to "clarify" that Brazil is somewhere on South America.
  • Good Parents: When written right, Hippolyta is a caring, supportive mother to Diana.
  • Has a Type: Hippolyta has two types. Polite, respectful but troubled {{Hunk}]s and stern, disciplined martially inclined women.
  • The High Queen: The ruler of Themiscyra, who's held in awe.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: The reason behind her death in Trial of the Amazons. She tasked Artemis with the duty of killing her in a gambit to ascend to godhood in hopes of uniting the tribes.
  • Immortal Ruler: Is usually depicted as the first and only ruler of Paradise Island or Themyscira.
  • 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. Diana and Nubia in the Silver Age and Future State continuities.
  • Keystone Army: Pre Crisis, The Amazons cannot be conquered as long as Hippolyte or Hippolyta is wearing her girdle. The moment Hippolyte's or Hippolyta's girdle is removed defeating the Amazon Nation becomes possible. This is inadvertently changed to an Upgrade Artifact on the Golden Age Earth Two when Priscilla Rich steals the girdle but all the women on Paradise Island, foreign athletes and amazons alike, collectively refuse to swear allegiance to Cheetah, causing all of its protection to be concentrated solely on the Cheetah, though Diana is still able to pull the girdle off of her after a little tussle and return it to Hippolyte.
  • 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, Post Crisis, 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 time travel aspect of the legacy was ignored by subsequent writers even though it, among other things, finally solved the continuity snarl of Donna Troy because the events that lead up to the reveal were dislikednote . Then it was done away with when DC rebooted its history during the New 52.
  • Mama Bear: When she's written right, Queen Hippolyta will gladly fight bow, sword, fist, tooth and nail for her daughter(s) and even adopted Daughter Donna Troy.
    • Philippus apologized for having to restrain Hippolyta for putting her daughter ahead of the island but Hippolyta didn't give Phillippus the chance, beating Philippus into the dirt and rushing into Doom's Doorway to join Diana on what Zeus wanted to be an individual mission to serve as Diana's penance.
    • She willingly teamed up with a male and trusted him to displace them from their own time period to stop Dark Angel from destroying Donna Troy's history.
    • 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.
  • Manipulative Bastard: During the Bronze Age Hippolyta increasingly became unnecessarily controlling of everyone on Paradise Island and of Diana in particular, to the point she extracted and hid Diana's own memories from her. This was a result of writers not realizing "The Impossible Tales", where this sort of behavior first manifested in Hippolyta, were meant to be jokes that had no bearing on the main DC stories.note  This character trait of hers was significantly toned down, Post Crisis.
  • Minidress of Power: She was depicted as the Golden Age Wonder Woman in some modern stories starting with Wonder Woman (1987), and "returning" to the role. She usually was depicted wearing a skirt.
  • Mythology Gag
    • When Diana goes missing during "Infinite Frontier" following Perpetua's invasion, Hippolyta trolls a group of her subjects fighting over the right to be the substitute Wonder Woman by declaring that only by staring into a box containing the severed head of Medusa and not turning to stone can a woman prove herself worthy. Nubia takes the bait and finds a crown in the box, as Hippolyta never had any intention of letting anyone but herself serve as Wonder Woman and departs from the island while leaving Nubia in charge. This is a reference to her "Post Crisis" stint as Wonder Woman both being a "punishment" for far more serious misbehavior and her refusal to give it up and let someone else do it once her time had been served. "Rebirth" Hippolyta is all too happy to stop filling in for Diana, however little she trusts anyone else to do so.
    • DC Infinite Frontier sees Hippolyta become the patron goddess of all three amazon tribes. As a goddess she later interrupts The Wizard Shazam when he tries to get Billy and Mary Batson to share his gifts by saying Mary will no longer get second hand treatment. This is in reference to the original Fawcett Comics before DC acquired Captain Marvel, when Hippolyta was among the people who empowered Mary Marvel. Something that had been lost in the previous DC continuities when they decied to integrate Captain Marvel/SHAZAM.
  • 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.
  • Perma-Shave: Post Crisis, Hippolyta engages in a two day or longer duel with Saturnette that results in Hippolya developing a tan under the intense sunlight of the Sonoran Desert. Her legs and arm pits remain bare, however.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Hippolyta is often seen wearing purple in George Perez's run and Rebirth.
  • Rank Scales with Asskicking: She is the queen of the Amazons, so you have to expect she'd be just as badass as the others. Her sister Antiope is of this opinion, warning that Diana will soon be bossing Hippolyta around on the basis Diana was becoming a better fighter...though Hippolyta remains in charge despite this.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: She isn't above getting her hands dirty (and, in the Post Crisis comics continuity, was Wonder Woman during World War II).
  • 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.
  • Inconsistent Spelling: On the "Golden Age" Earth Two Diana's mother is named Hippolyte, which is just an alternate way of translating Hippolyta from ancient Greek. It is nonetheless the easiest way of telling her apart from her "Silver Age" Earth One counterpart, after their different hair colors.
  • 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 Post Crisis.
  • Staff of Authority: Hippolyta is often seen carrying a long, golden scepter with winged creature on its crown.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Diana gets her looks from her. This is Depending on the Artist as sometimes Hippolyta is depicted with blonde hair instead of black like her daughter.
  • Super-Strength: All of DC's amazons have a degree of this, but Post Crisis Hippolyta's girdle boosts hers to the point she's the strongest of the amazons while wearing it, initially. By Our Worlds At War Hippolyta is far behind Diana even with the girdle's boost and Diana makes it clear Hippolyta can't survive fights with Imperiex Probes. In the Rebirth continuity strength becomes Hippolyta's most notable attribute after she becomes patron goddess of the amazons, to put her in line with Golden Age Hippolyta who empowered Mary Marvel in the SHAZAM comic books.
  • Thanatos Gambit: In the events of and leading up to Trial of the Amazons, she has her death planned out, assigning the task to Artemis, in hopes of ascending to goddesshood and uniting the Amazonian tribes.
  • Truly Single Parent: In most continuities Hippolyta created Diana with her own artistry and love, though an argument could be made for Aphrodite being Diana's second bio-mother as Hippolyta could not have brought Diana to life without the goddess.
  • Victory by Endurance: Post Crisis Hippolyta and Artemis team up against Duke Mephisto Saturno and Saturnette. While Artemis defeats Saturno by evicting him from the Earth, Hippolyta takes the opposite approach by drawing Saturnette to the Sonoran Desert and dueling her until Saturnette collapses. This takes days to accomplish and Hippolyta is shown to have developed a tan!


Mala is a competitive and athletic Amazon who has competed every time there is a competition to see which Amazon will represent their people in the outside world. She has come in second to Diana every time but holds no resentment towards the princess and is supportive of her mission.
Her chosen duty is on Transformation Island, working with the inmates to try to improve their actions to a more moral set.

First Appearance: All-Star Comics #8 (1941)
Created By: William Moulton Marston · Harry G. Peter
Universes: Earth-One, Earth-Two, New Earth, Prime Earth

For tropes specifically relating to the Golden Age version of this character under the pen of Charles Moulton see Characters. Wonder Woman Earth-Two''
  • 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.
  • Childhood Friends: (Golden-Age) Mala and Diana were some of the very few children on Paradise Island when they were growing up and became fast friends who've been fiercely competitive with each other since they were quite young.
  • Deprogram: (Golden-Age) The poor women Paula von Gunther brainwashed into her enslaved operatives were taken to Reformation Island in order for Mala to oversee trying to make them functional on their own again, and capable of making their own choices and such. Her efforts are shown to be partially successful.
  • Fight Clubbing: In the underground Themysciran fighting ring called the Victor's Circle, Mala holds the record for the most victories by TKO.
  • Hair of Gold: A competitor who enjoys seeing her competition win and is completely supportive of them.

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

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.

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

    Nubia / Nu'bia 
Nubia/Nu'bia/Wonder Woman of the Floating Isle/Carolyn Hamilton/Zahavah
Accept nothing less.

"And I am Wonder Woman."
Nubia, Wonder Woman, Nubia: Future State

Diana Prince of Themyscira's twin sister, molded from dark clay instead of Diana's light.

Created by Robert Kanigher and Don Heck, Nubia first appeared in 1973 in Wonder Woman #204. In it, she was a mysterious stranger fully clad in armor who challenged Diana for the title of Wonder Woman, as there can be only one. Originally envisioned as Wonder Woman's twin sister, formed through the same methods and at the same time as Diana but stolen as an infant by Ares and raised to oppose her Themysciran sisters. In the decades since, she was usually portrayed as just another Amazon, if she showed up at all and on Earth 23 she is Wonder Woman.

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.

Nubia made a resurgence in 2021, being the title character of her own YA graphic novel and backup story in Immortal Wonder Woman, both written by L. L. McKinney of A Blade So Black fame.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Volume 1 #204. (1973)
Created By: Robert Kanigher · Don Heck

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Tropes associated with Nubia include:

  • Adaptational Nationality: DC Rebirth Nubia was initially a mortal woman from Madagascar named Zahavah, who had been betrayed and murdered by her lieutenant, who went on to kill the rest of her family. It was running on the theme similar to "Post Crisis", that the Amazons had been murdered women reborn to serve the Greek Pantheon. Infinite Frontier had her spring from "the well of souls" at the same time Diana was born, in an attempt to make her as close to being Diana's sister, as she was in the "Silver Age", without contradicting the then newest continuity.
  • Adaptational Weapon Swap: In her original incarnation, Nubia used a magic sword. Her DC Rebirth portrayal has her using the Staff of Understanding which can transform into a bladed lasso.
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: In "DC Rebirth" Nubia is among a group of Themyscira Amazons brawling with each other to decide who will substitute for Diana as "Wonder Woman" while the Quintessence are trying to get Diana to Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence. Hippolyta decides simplify things with a less violent, more orderly contest which Nubia wins, but instead of awarding her the title and job of "Wonder Woman", Hippolyta thinks Nubia's talents are better served as queen of Themyscira, and Hippolyta herself decides to venture out into "Man's World".
  • Affirmative-Action Legacy
    • Pre Crisis, Nubia is the second Wonder Woman, and the first black person to have the mantle (some later continuties have Phillipus substitute for Diana). Technically speaking, Nubia is the disputed Wonder Woman, and the actual second Wonder Woman comes five years later in the form of another white woman, Orana, but Orana cheats for the title, gets herself killed on day one, and Diana comes to recocille with Nubia after the curse of Ares that causes them to fight is removed.
    • Played straighter in DC Future State, where Nubia and Yara Flor explicitly succeed Diana as Wonder Woman while Diana is absent. Defied in DC Infinite Frontier, however, as Nubia's attempt to fill in for Diana is blocked by Hippolyta. Hippolyta has no idea Nubia is motivated in part from wanting to be accepted by the wider world, that Nubia hasn't recovered mentally from being rejected for first time in her centuries of existence for being black, but Nubia does get to start finding the acceptance she craves as Themyscira's Queen, since Hippolyta leaves Nubia the throne.
  • Artifact of Doom
    • "Silver Age" Nubia wore a ring, which she didn't realize had been "blessed" by Mars to make the wearer hate Diana.
    • "Future State" Nubia wears Oshun's crown...which turns out to be half of a key that can unlock the prison of very angry and homicidal gods.
  • Artificial Family Member: In Pre-Crisis, Nubia was created the same way Diana was and was Hippolyta's second daughter.
  • Ass Kicking Leads To Leadership: During DC Rebirth Faruka II comes to Themyscira challenging Nubia's rule as queen, but aims to take it by suckering Nubia into a wager "secretly" stacked against her rather than try to fight Nubia, as Faruka openly if spitefully admits to respecting the decades/centuries Nubia spent guarding Doom's Doorway. However, between unexpected misdeeds of Faruka's own tribes women and Nubia's actions in defense of Themyscira against them and a flat out divine invader, Faruka II becomes so impressed and grateful that she declares Nubia Queen of "both" amazon tribes. Nubia tries to reject it but ends up crowned queen of all three amazon tribes anyway.
  • Black Viking: When she first appeared, Nubia was the only black Amazon and all the other Amazons were white women. Since the George Perez reboot, there have been more Amazon of diverse ethnicities.
  • Braids of Action: While chasing The Manticore in Chicago she happened to have her hair braided. She successfully cornered and defeated the beast too.
  • 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 either 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. Her Rebirth redesing of her first armor undoes this, though it now leaves her legs bare, seemingly as a tradeoff.
  • Captured Super-Entity: In Post Crisis DC The Antigod Ahriman actually defeats mono god Ahura Mazda, but before Angra Mainyu can get about with flooding the world full of evil Nubia nearly kills him in revenge, as Ahura Mazda was her boyfriend, and takes him captive with the goal of either finishing the execution, using him to ressurect Ahura Mazada, or both.
  • Cerebus Retcon: More so a tone shifting revision. During the start of DC Infinite Frontier, Nubia's desire to substitute for Diana is presented from a comical angle, showcasing how brutal Themyscira's society can be for all of their artsy fartsy ways and scientific pursuits. The Nubia Coronation reveals that Nubia had very personal reasons for wanting to fill in for Diana, and puts the fierceness with which for fought for the right in an entirely new light.
  • 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.
  • Character Focus: Headlining her own stories for the first time in the five decades since her introduction allows Nubia some organic growth of her own.
  • Darkest Africa: How the Floating Island is portrayed in Wonder Woman #205 - full of black men in headdresses and plant skirts.
  • Deadly Gaze: Her Post-Crisis counterpart could turn people to stone, a power that was gifted to her by the Gorgons.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: DC Rebirth sees Medusa's ghost escape through Doom's Doorway and start haunting Themyscira. Nubia offers Medusa her severed head back in exchange that she stop possessing amazons. Medusa uses the head to restore her body, but then decides to continue her attack anyway. In the ensuing fight Io's "Staff Of Understanding" doesn't just allow Nubia to beat Medusa, it lets her beat Athena's gorgon curse out of Medusa, at which point Medusa decides to become an amazon and serve Nubia.
  • Dreadlock Warrior: Post Crisis, Nu'Bia tended to wear dreadlocks, though she would tie them up if she was getting ready for a fight.
  • Divine Date: Post Crisis Nubia found and frequently dated "mono god" Ahura Mazda on the otherside of Doom's Door, traveling through several "worlds of light and darkness" with him.
  • '80s Hair: In the Silver Age Nubia has this look about a decade before the nineteen eighties, and given the Floating Ilse are constantly obscured by fog it would either have to naturally grow that way or she'd need some supernatural hair care products! "Rebirth" very briefly brings back her classic look before it and "Future State" lean into it even harder, giving Nubia her biggest hairdo yet and making it far less relaxed to the point it's almost a giant Afro puff. Themyscira seems to have some super strength relaxing agent in DC Rebirth, as Nubia's hair suddenly becomes much straighter during her coronation ceremony, and even then it starts curling again as she's dunked in the Hotsprings Of Gaia.
  • Emotional Bruiser: During the silver age, the warlike lifestyle Ares was trying to impose on her island would drive Nubia to tears if she stopped to think about it. But that wouldn't stop her from fighting against it to maintain order.
  • Engagement Challenge: Nubia fights one of the other Floating Islanders for her own hand in marriage in Wonder Woman #205.
  • Fake Defector: When Grail decides to put herself on Hippolyta's throne, Nubia openly sides with the invader with the long term goal of overthrowing Grail when Grail's guard is down.
  • Fight Clubbing: She holds the record for most knockout victories within the secret fighting ring on Themyscira called the Victor's Circle.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: In DC Rebirth Nubia respects Queen Faruka II and The Bana-Mighdall tribe from the start, but she can't stand Faruka from a social standpoint or to be around most of Faruka's tribeswomen for any extended amount of time, concluding they've been corrupted by man's world. Faruka II in turn respects Nubia as a warrior who competently defended Doom's Doorway, but sees her as a weak politician who will be easy to goad into ruin. Between both of them grieving the losses of loved ones, in Hippolyta and Atalanta, and fighting alongside one another in defense of Themyscira they do become legitimate friends.
  • Flying Brick: L. L. McKinney stated in an interview she restored Nubia's powerset, which was equal to Diana's with a few tweaks. While Diana didn't have true flight in the "Silver Age", she does in both the "Future State" and "Rebirth" continuities, and as such Nubia has flight, super strength and nigh-invulnerability in both lines. Rebirth Nubia needs some extra equipment to truly keep up with Diana and the Wonder Girls, but is otherwise a league above the other amazons.
  • Front Line General: Downplayed, as Zahavah is seen commmanding her army from the rear. When they reached the capitol of the enemy nation however she sprinted to the front lines to directly engage the enemy and ensure she would be the one to execute their king.
  • Genre Savvy: Post Crisis, she's read enough about the Greek Gods to know they put Doom's Doorway on Themyscira to entertain themselves and guarded it from the "wrong" direction specifically to stop it from being a source of drama on the island. After two cosmic retcons, however, this plan stops working, and then Nubia falls back into the Genre Blindness of sticking to the rules with the expectation the gods will too.
  • Harp of Femininity: She learned to play a lyre to pass the time guarding Doom's Doorway.
  • Healing Shiv: During Trial Of The Amazons Nubia quickly smacks several amazons of The Bana-Mighdall tribe who had been turned against their Queen, Faruka II, by a Hate Plague. She smacks them in their heads with the blade of her lasso, but the Black Blood is not for censorship, but to show a healing process is at work, purging the influence of Chaos. Nubia assures Faruka her subjects will not only recover from the blows but that their minds will be restored.
  • Hero of Another Story: When she was Nu'Bia in the post crisis, pre flashpoint continuity she led a life of adventure all her own, which included gaining the power of the stone gaze from the Gorgons and becoming the lover to the Zoroastrian god of light, Ahura Mazda.
  • Horse of a Different Color: In DC Rebirth she didn't live a mundane life even as the mortal Zahavah. Her kingdom on Madagascar bred rather large saber toothed cheetah and horned zebras to ride.
  • Hotter and Sexier: After the Silver Age, every subsequent contuity tends to dress Nubia in something more revealing than her full plate armors. Zigzagged With DC Rebirth, as Zahavah tends to keep her helmet on when wearing a variation of Nubia's Silver Age armor but has no plating on her legs.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Rebirth Nubia has romantic feelings for Hippolyta, but Hippolyta is too much of a mother figure in Nubia's mind to act on them. This is why Nubia is a subtle but determined Shipper on Deck for Philippus and Hippolyta, as Nubia feels someone should be giving Hippolyta what she deserves. After Hippolyta surprises Nubia by naming her Themyscira's new queen Nubia plans to use her new found authority to force them to spend more time being a happy couple, but circumstances keep foiling Queen Nubia's plans.
  • Kind Hearted Cat Lover:
    • She does let one thing pass from Doom's Doorway to Themyscira freely in DC Rebirth: an ordinary black cat. As queen the animal has free reign of the island, and it takes full advantage because it doesn't get along with Nubia's lover, Io.
    • In her past life in Rebirth as Zahavah, she had a sabertoothed cheetah that helped her hunt...and once ate her family's dinner.
  • Knows the Ropes: In "Future State" she finds the lasso of truth Diana lost and puts it to use in the same manner Diana did. In "DC Rebirth" Nubia instead boxes the lasso up and puts it away until Diana comes back, but Io's "Staff Of Understanding" can turn into a bladed lasso when Nubia wills it to.
  • Legacy Character: In "DC Future State" she becomes Wonder Woman in Yara Flor's absence, after Flor herself took the title in Diana's absence. Ultimately Diana does return.
  • Long-Lost Relative: When she was first introduced, Nubia was Diana's long lost fraternal twin. In the "Future State" continuity she is presented as this once again, though there is a strong implication they are no longer twins.
  • Meaningful Name: "Nubia" refers to a region in present-day Egypt and Sudan that was inhabited by people of Black African descent. Naturally, Nubia herself is Black like the region's inhabitants. Rebirth places her far away from the Mediterranean though, as Zahavaha originates from Madagascar. This gives one the impression that the amazons of "Rebirth" Themyscira just saw a black woman and called her the first thing that came to mind.
  • Mythology Gag
    • While The Quintessence are trying to recruit Diana into their ranks at the start of "Infinite Frontier" Nubia is seen fighting with two other Amazons for the right to succeed Diana, since no one knows where she is. Hippolyta decides to settle things by forcing them to stare at the severed head of Medusa, proclaiming only someone truly selfless won't be turned to stone. Every Amazon except Nubia chickens out at the challenge...only for it to be revealed Hippolyta was bluffing and had hidden the gorgon's head where no one would be able to find it. This is a reference to Nubia fighting Diana for the title of "Wonder Woman" in the "Silver Age" and "Post Crisis" Nu'Bia having "cold sight" that let her turn people to stone, gifted to her by the gorgons.
    • During her coronation ceremony in Rebirth Nubia is dunked in the hotsprings of Gaea, which cause her to flashback all the way from her mortal life as Zahavah to her time guarding Doom's Doorway to her first return to "Man's World" as an Amazon. As the scenes cut she is seen where variations of her outfits from The Silver Age and Post Crisis continuties would match the time frame, despite being in completely different situations.
  • Only One Name: Nubia has no last name in her non-Wonder Woman identities that we know of.
  • Parental Abandonment: We're told Hippolyta is her mother in the Future State continuity but not told why her mother has not been part of her life. In this tale Nubia grew up away from Themyscira, and it is said that at least some amazons considered Themyscira a lost cause after an invasion from the Dark Matter Multiverse, so it might have been for her safety...but this would make Nubia MUCH younger than her sister.
  • Power Crystal: More like power stone, but The Staff of Understanding Io forged has a rock Hestia, Demeter and Athena all blessed inside of it, which is why the weapon can be used to help undo the Gorgon curse Athena put on Medusa.
  • Pragmatic Hero: In Rebirth Nubia didn't just remove Medusa's curse out of compassion or pity, but because it's a lot safer to interrogate Medusa as a human than a gorgon. Medusa becoming a productive, law abiding citizen was deemed worth her lack of useful information regarding monsters more easily escaping through Dooms Doorway, however.
  • Precursor Heroes: Post-Crisis Nubia was the Amazons' champion before Diana was born. She was tasked with guarding Doom's Doorway and decided the best way to do so was from the other side to make sure nothing escaped. She was presumed dead by her fellow Amazons until her return.
  • Privately Owned Society: In Rebirth this is her opinion of society outside of Themyscira. After hearing of court cases where corporations could be considered people but their victims under circumstances could not, Nubia starts to consider "Man's World" an outdated term, but has yet to come up with anything as catchy.
  • Punctuation Shaker: Technically the "Post Crisis" Amazon is named "Nu'Bia"
  • Rank Scales with Asskicking: As Queen of Themyscira Nubia is the "just because it drives the narrative" version of "authority eqauls ass kicking". She was kicking the asses of two other amazons prior to being crowned queen, but the three women weren't fighting to be queen but ambassador, and Nubia isn't crowned queen for her ability to punch faces, but for her selflessness. Nonetheless, the fact Nubia's ass isn't as kickable as Hippolyta's leads those seeking to take Nubia's throne, such as Faruka II, to try to take it through wagers and subterfuge.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something
    • As Zahavah, that "something" was "kill". She wasn't just a princess but also a hunter, a general, and an executioner.
    • As Queen Nubia does not just go on diplomatic trips to the nations of "The Patriarch's World" but even visits countries on other planets via "The Hecatess". Nubia is also willing to personally restrain amazons who act up and throw down when trouble comes to the island. Nubia personally takes part investigating the False Flag Operation that has turned Canada and The United States against the newly unified Amazon Nation in Amazons Attack volume 2.
  • Scary Minority Suspect: In DC Rebirth, Nubia's memories of man's world came from Madagascar in antiquity, where pretty much everyone was black and she was royalty and military. While Themyscira does develop emnity with a largely brown skinned tribe, Nubia spent most of her time as an amazon guarding Doom's Doorway, which has granted her nigh universal respect among both tribes. Nubia's completely unprepared for operating in a society where her physical apperance is a problem, just barely grasps the concept of profiling and never thought she herself would ever be so far down a social ladder to be assumed a criminal, even in a foreign nation. Martial Manhunter, an alien, albeit a mind reading alien all too familiar with apperance fueled schisms on his homeworld, has to lecture Nubia while impersonating a black lieutentant before she finally starts to get it, and it still takes Nubia decades to come to terms with this blow to her self esteem. So much so Nubia is later surprised when Diana makes first contant with barely humanoid life on the planet Eiereni and tells her they prefer Nubia to Diana when two tribes of Eiereni decide they want to engage more with amazons. Both Diana and the alien tribes are oblivious as to why this surprises Nubia, given she's since become queen of Themyscira.
  • Separated at Birth: Nubia's original origin restored by L. L. McKinney, at least in Future State and her YA comic. She and Diana were twins and as a baby, Nubia was stolen away.
  • Sibling Rivalry: The Silver Age Nubia was Diana's rival to the title of Wonder Woman, though being siblings was only part of the reason. The main driving forces were the different islands they grew up on, and Ares's influence on Nubia's island in particular.
  • Spirited Competitor: When Hippolyta was queen of Themyscira she took her council's advice and denied Antiope's request for an official fighting ring. When Nubia ascended to the throne and new amazons started rising from Themyscira's well of souls for the first time in over a hundred of years, Nubia insisted on fighting the new comers in the victor's circle Antiope "secretly" constructed anyway, even though such behavior was considered beneath a queen. Nubia insisted they be tested and trained as needed beforehand, as she didn't want things to be too easy for her.
  • Spock Speak: Nubia is far more formal and verbose than Diana in the "Silver Age" and "Post Crisis" continuities. Rebirth Nubia still speaks more formally than Diana and most other amazons, but is much more laconic than the previous two takes.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Zahavah cut down her enemies without a second thought, only staying her hand when there were children in her path. Nubia prefers to restrain her foes if she can avoid cutting them.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: "Post Crisis" Nu'Bia could travel between different continents, worlds and planes of existence through gateways projected from her armor...her lion insignia armor.
  • There Can Be Only One: The plot surrounding Diana and Nubia's first meeting in the Silver Age. Nubia was Wonder Woman of the Floating Island and challenged Diana, Wonder Woman of Paradise Island, to a series of contests to determine who the one and only Wondy really was.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill
    • Not even wearing a mind altering ring cursed by the god of war himself could make Silver Age Nubia take a human life, and she would have rather not killed anything ever if she could help it. This is why Nubia and Diana never had a decisive victory over the other, as they were both too squemish about killing and ended up wrestling to stalemates.
    • This, moreso than the stated reason of "selflessness", was why Hippolyta selected Nubia to ascend to the throne of Theymscira in her place. Nubia was the queen most likely to send Artemsis to Transformation Island instead of executing her in the event Artemis proved sloppy enough to get caught assassinating Hippolyta, which Artemis indeed was.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: There's been about as many Nubia incarnations that aren't Diana's sister as there are where she is.
  • War Refugees: Strongly implied to be this in DC Future State as it's said the amazons have neglected Themyscira following an invasion from The Dark Matter Multiverse and that Nubia has spent her formative years among mortals after settling in Atlanta Georgia.
  • Wonder Child: Her Pre-Crisis version. 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.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Zahavah was merciless when it came to dealing with the enemies of her kingdom, with the exception of children, which she swore not to harm.
  • You Need to Get Laid: During the first night of hosting the two sister tribes in Trial Of The Amazons Nubia insists she has the situation under control, to the point she orders Philippus to stop trying to help and spend more time with Hippolyta.

Wonder Woman '77 version

  • Adaptational Backstory Change: A former San Francisco cop and friend of Steve Trevor's who ended up leaving the force while undercover when she fell in love with and married Fausta Grables, the leader of the terrorist cell she was infiltrating and later broke her own heart when she turned in her love due to her sense of right and wrong rather than Diana's twin sister.
  • Adaptation Name Change: This version of Nubia started out life as a US citizen with the name Carolyn Hamilton.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: The first version of the character to be unequivocally queer.
  • Becoming the Mask: Officer Hamilton fell in love with the leader of the terrorist cell she was undercover in and joined up for real due to it, though she eventually turned them in as her conscience wouldn't let her alone.
  • Canon Character All Along: In the series, Carolyn Hamilton appears to just be a one-shot reformed villain; the comic continuation reveals that she becomes Nubia.
  • Fair Cop: A beautiful (former) San Francisco police officer.
  • Lesbian Jock: A lesbian who is incredibly fond of and good at an array of martial arts even prior to becoming an Amazon.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: This version of Nubia started out as a San Francisco native by the name of Carolyn Hamilton before becoming an Amazon and adopting the name Nubia and is therefore not Diana's twin sister nor the daughter of Queen Hippolyta and her partner Philippus.

Original version
Modern version
Once upon a time when Diana returned to Themyscira, she found her position as Wonder Woman challenged by a fiery redheaded Amazon who thought she would get better results in changing Man's World with her more aggressive attitude. Said redhead only then going to die shortly thereafter but not before gaining some respect for the challenges Diana faced. Only we're not talking about Artemis here but rather the character she was based of Orana, who unlike her successor would stay dead for the remainder of the Pre-Crisis Wonder Woman title.

A new version of Orana was re-introduced into Wonder Woman comics in 2020, now depicted as the guardian of Themyscria's armory.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Volume 1 #250. (1978)
Created By: Jack C. Harris & Jose Delbo

  • Adaptational Nice Guy: The Silver Age Earth One Orana was needlessly aggressive, self centered and would have been guilty of negligent homicide of dozens of Amazons, of millions if not billions of humans, if not for Diana's intervention and then proceded alienate the people of "man's world" she had sworn to guide and protect. Every subsequent version of Orana is at worst an uninteresting introvert or a whiny underachiever, and usually a perfectly decent member of society.
  • Breast Plate: Her Wonder Woman outfit consisted of a metal breast plate with no shoulder straps and a metal skirt. Prior to the "Post Crisis" Artemis this was the single most skimpy version of the Wonder Woman costume and remains the most painful looking.
  • Colony Drop: The final stage of the challnege to Wonder Woman's title and position was a race through space on asteroids, asteroids Orana started kicking towards the planet Earth, causing Diana to double back to intercept the resulting meteors. Hippolyta disqualified Orana, stating her willingness to endanger so many lives proved she was unworthy of being Wonder Woman but the gods, at Mars's insistence, overruled her.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: Orana was denounced and disqualified for her actions during the challenge she asked for, as she endangered the lives of several amazon sisters and ultimately the planet Earth itself, only for the Olympic gods at the insistence of Ares, to overrule Hippolyta and force her to make Orana the new Wonder Woman. Hippolyta was ready to defy the gods but Diana told her mother to stand down, and even vowed to do all she could to ensure Orana would become worthy of the role. After Orana gets herself killed Ares wants the gods to punish Diana for not doing a good enough job guiding her but at this point the other gods are tired of him.
  • Fiery Redhead: The original one of the Amazons, at least on the Silver Age Earth One. She's so passionate about her own self advancement that it ends up putting everyone around her in danger.
  • The Bus Came Back: A new version of her was re-introduced into Wonder Woman comics in Wonder Woman #750 under Steve Orlando.
  • Expy: Would get two in the Post-Crisis and the New 52 versions of Wonder Woman. Artemis and Aleka respectively fulfilling her niche as the fiery redheaded Amazon who has a contentious relationship with Diana, though both sticking around longer than Orana ever did.
  • Killed Off for Real: She was killed in the issue following her debut and remained so for the remainder of the Pre-Crisis continuity.
  • Legacy Character: Introduced as a short-lived one. Aside from Nubia, she's the first person to have taken the title of Wonder Woman after Diana.
  • Race Lift: Her re-introduction to modern comics sees her now as a red-headed woman of color.
  • Sucksessor: Her short-tenure as Wonder Woman was not a succesful one.
  • Unwitting Pawn: She unknowingly serves as a means for Mars to get Diana out of the picture. Without her entire challenge would have been an averted disaster and a lesson in humility.

Antiope / Alcippe

Hippolyta's sister, Diana aunt, who took a bit more after their father Ares than did Hippolyta. In the Post-Crisis (New Earth) continuity she lead a contingent of Amazons to found their own city state in protest over the gods punishing their people for defending themselves against Hercules and his men, and thus lost her immortality.
The New 52 makes Antiope Hippolyta's mother.

(Amazon unrelated to the Royal Family)

First Appearance: Wonder Woman (Vol 1 #312. (1984)
Created By: Dan Mishkin · Don Heck

(Hippolyta's Sister)

First Appearance: Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #1. (1987)
Created By: George Pérez, Greg Potter
Universes: New Earth, Prime Earth, DCEU, Earth-1, Sensation, Black & Gold, Historia.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Much like Hippolyta, her hair color changes depending on the universe. She's usually blonde but was a redhead in the Silver Age and in The Legend of Wonder Woman (2016).
  • Cave Behind the Falls: Hippolyta and her council of advisors collectively rejected Antiope's proposed "Victor's Circle" in which any amazon on Themyscira could challenge any other to pankration esque fights. It's revealed during Infinite Frontier that Antiope carved out a cave behind a waterfall while they weren't looking, then invited amazons to come beat each other up and stretch each other out.
  • Chessmaster: Rebirth Antiope is playing a centuries spanning long game that interects with the plans of Hippolyta and Atalanta, but is the one doing the most to make sure things go right while they end up bogged downs in The Chains of Commanding the Themyscira and Bana-Mighdall tribes. She approves of Wonder Woman's mission to bring peace between the two tribes and to man's world, but unfortunately for her Wonder Woman isn't willing to sacrifice the people necessary to make it happen, in Antiope's mind, and is too powerful to stop directly, so misdirection is her strategy.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Post Crisis she has a Golden Girdle that increases her strength. Hippolyta has one too, but Antiope gives hers to Hippolyta after Hercules steals it and leads the Bana-Mighdall Amazons to get Hippolyta's back from Hercule's men, and the Bana-Mighdall collective refuse to wear it themselves, even after Hippolyta's subjects refuse to acknowledge The Bana-Mighdall tribe. After Wonder Woman brings the two tribes together again, Hippolyta finally gets her girdle back...Antiope's had been reforged into the lasso of truth!
  • Crisis of Faith
    • Post Crisis Antiope ends up forgiving Theseus, realizing the betrayal of the amazosn was due to Heracles being driven mad by Ares, and that Heracles being there at all was due to being driven mad by Hera, that the Olympians were ultimately to blame and that Theseus deserved a second chance if he really wanted peace. And there was peace, until Circe screwed it up!
    • DC Rebirth Antiope respects the gods a lot more than her Post Crisis self, with the notable exception of Zeus, who she comes to view as an evil bastard. Ironically Rebirth Zeus is nowhere near as evil as his Post Crisis self.
  • Death by Origin Story: Post Crisis, Antiope manages to bring peace between The Amazons and Athenians. So the witch Circe, who hates peace and wanted war, has Antiope assassinated by Theseus's ex wife, frames Theseus for it, and lets the Amazons of Bana-Mighdall do the rest.
  • Fight Clubbing: She founded the Victor's Circle, a quasi-official underground fighting ring on Themyscira. Antiope herself holds the record for the fastest knockout/shortest fight within the Circle.
  • Founder of the Kingdom: Of the Bana-Mighdall tribe of Amazons, post crisis. DC Rebirth she shares the honor with Atalanta, though Antiope still is pulling strings fron the shadows, and presents herself as founder when Atalanta is indisposed.
  • I Believe I Can Fly: Rebirth Antiope had a sword that allowed her to fly. It was lost by her and found by Maggie, who went on a quest to find Antiope and return it to her. Antiope refused, instead declaring Maggie an "honorary" amazon and giving her free access to Themyscira.
  • Posthumous Character: Antiope, in the post-Crisis universe, died several thousand years before Diana was brought to life.
  • Redemption Equals Death: In Wonder Woman (1942) (Silver Age) after betraying Hippolyta the power hungry Antiope redeems herself by sacrificing her own life in battle to save Hippolyta's.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: In DC Rebirth she spends a lot of time shadowing Diana, only making her presence known when Diana starts doing things that may threaten Hippolyta's Thanatos Gambit. Diana assumes she's being stalked by a ghost. Queen Hippolyta knows better, but keeps Diana and later Nubia ignorant, since it serves her own purposes.
  • Sucksessor: During her time away from The Bana-Migdhall Faruka II is elected to take Antiope's place as their second queen next to Atalanta. Everyone except possibly Diana, who wasn't there to know better, even some women who elected Faruka II, think that Faruka is a poor substitute. Even Artemis would have been ready to murder the new queen if not for her popularity with the majority of her sisters. The Bana-Mighdall do have a breaking point though, when Atalanta, who is still interested in her throne returns, and Faruka has her imprisoned. When it's found out, the Bana force Faruka to acknowledge Atalanta as co queen, still Antiope refuses to take back the crown and allows Faruka II to rule alongside her aunt as queen too.
  • Trickster Mentor: During DC Rebirth she appears to be trying to teach Diana to be less selfish and more focussed on the duties that need to be done. In reality she and a few other amazons have grand plans for the greater good that will require some women die, and doesn't want Diana's Chronic Hero Syndrome and personal feelings screwing it all up. Still, Antiope has Diana's best interest at heart.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Her post-Crisis incarnation looks almost exactly Diana save for her blonde hair.
  • We Have Become Complacent: DC Rebirth sees her leave Themyscira not to pursue Heracles, but in defiance of Zeus and out of belief The Amazons should be actively serving the world, showing Man's World how to be better, instead of relaxing on Themyscira, following her aunt Atalanta to form the Bana-Mighdall tribe and serving as co queen alongside her until the pocket dimension of Olympus started collapsing and Antiope felt Themyscira needed their general back. Even then, after leading her sisters to refuge in Dimension Chi Antiope left again, because she still felt they were complacent.


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).

First Appearance: Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #1. (1987)
Created By: George Pérez

  • Ambiguously Gay: Her dedication to Hippolyta is suspiciously homosexual in nature, but Philippus does not openly admit to loving her queen in that way until after fourteen years of publication time during Our Worlds At War.
  • The Captain: Her role as Hippolyta's general.
  • Cassandra Truth: For the first twenty years of her life Diana is only slightly more powerful than the other amazons, with her most notable trait being survival in the face of Philippus's extra harsh training, so no one takes Philippus's concerns about Diana becoming far too powerful far too quickly seriously. By the time Diana is powerful enough to pose an exestensial threat to the island, Philippus's lessons on restraint were hammered into her, so Philippus ends up much better than the mythological Cassandra on that point. On the otherhand no one take's Philippus's warnings about The Circle's insanity seriously either and this lack of concern almost gets Philippus and Diana killed.
  • Combat Pragmatist: In the Post Crisis continuity Philippus shoots a young Diana in the back of the leg after arranging for a boulder to come rolling down a hill as a distraction. This all because she felt Diana was becoming too reliant on her wonderful powers and that Diana needed to be taught that her divine gifts did not make her untouchable.
  • Determinator: Getting an arrow through the chest doesn't stop her from saving her Queen from The Circle's treachery.
  • Does Not Like Men: Philippus is typically the amazon most vocal about executing Steve Trevor when he crashlands on Theysmcira. In the Injustice Gods Among Us continuity she's Right for the Wrong Reasons, as Trevor is a Nazi spy that the amazons would have saved themselves much future trouble in killing, but Philippus just wants him dead because he's a man who committed the sin of involuntarily intruding on their space.
  • Dreadlock Warrior: Most often seen with dreads.
  • Fight Clubbing: She was the grand champion of the Victor's Circle, a secret Themysciran unarmed fighting ring, for 200 straight years.
  • Fighting Your Friend: Post Crisis, Philippus decided to scare what she believed to be an unhealthy sadistic streak out of young Diana by masking some soldiers and ordering them to assault Diana. As Diana was beating them up Philippus unmasked the attackers and Diana was horrified to realize she was beating up her friends. While this was simply meant to teach Diana to use more restraint in battle, it ended up being a more valuable lesson than even Philippus anticipated, as several future enemies would manipulate, brainwash or outright control Diana's friends against their wills.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Philippus is traditionally a man's name. The female equivalent is just one letter away in English, Philippis, and Philippis was the name of an amazon during the labors of Heracles, but Philippis also died trying to kill Heracles, not that that's ever stopped DC before.
  • 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 and harbored (warranted) suspicions toward Hippolyta's personal bodyguards, The Circle.
  • Knows the Ropes: As Philippus likes to remind people, she's the one who trained Diana. Philippus also demonstrates in Trial of The Amazons that she's better with ropes than Donna Troy is, especially when it comes to applications outside of lassoing monsters.
  • Lady of War: Not quite as regal or graceful as Hippolyta, but still shows shades of this as a consummate warrior woman. She proves she knows more about hair dressing than Nubia's actual hand maidens.
  • Legacy Character: In many adaptations, such as Kingdom Come, when Diana steps down from the Wonder Woman mantle, Phillipus is the one to become the heroine.
  • Like a Daughter to Me: Philippus took an active role in raising Diana, essentially serving as a second mother to her.
  • Mistaken Nationality: As Hippolyta takes inspiration from Wonder Woman's mission in the Post Crisis continuity and decides to strengthen contacts between Themyscira and "Man's World" Circe is provoking The Bana-Mighdall tribe, who are mostly black and brown women of African and West Asian descent, to increase their attacks on Man's World and even commit acts of terrorism. Thus the "black" Themysciran is mistaken for a Bana-Migdhall, attacked and hospitilized for it in an act of Misplaced Retribution. Wonder Woman is able to thwart Circe, pacify the Bana and clear Philippus's name.
  • Only Sane Man
    • In the Post Crisis continuity The Circle were well liked among the amazons, with even Hippolyta finding their obssessions towards her endearing, Philippus being the only person on Themyscira to realize they were insane. While trying to fight them alone as they attempted to murder infant Diana wasn't Philippus's wisest decision, the ensuing struggle did convince the rest of the guard to see things her way and imprison The Circle.
    • Philippus tends to be the one amazon to advise the rest not offend and defy their gods when it can be avoided, though she admits that it sometimes can't be helped. Stopping Zeus from raping Diana was good. Interferring with Zeus's punishment for denying him, which amounted to sending Diana to the otherside of Doom's Doorway, that was bad, to the point Philippus tried to restrain Hippolyta when she wanted to go with Diana and suffered a beating from her queen for it.
    • In the Post Crisis and especially The Rebirth continuity, Philippus is one of the few amazons consistently shown to be aware of the power difference between Diana, Donna Troy, Nubia, Cassie Sandsmark, Yara Flor and the rest of the amazons. In many ways Philippus doesn't take the Wonder Girls that seriously but knows better than to try and take them on directly and definitely knows when to give Diana and Nubia their space.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: As a post crisis amazon Philippus has been reborn into a stronger than should be humanly possible body and is among the most martially talented individuals in a society full of the same. Her dedication to her training often lets Philippus keep up with Wonder Girls Donna Troy, Cassie Sandsmark and Yara Flor, even berating them for undestimating her, but Philippus is still fully aware that she's not as powerful as they are and perfectly content with the knowledge Diana and Nubia can outshine her. Still, as queen, Nubia has to periodically tell Philippus to go enjoy herself and stop trying to help when it isn't needed.
  • Prayer Is a Last Resort: Philippus can heal injuries and eject toxins from her body by praying to Gaea. Protogenoi can be just as fickle as Olympians, however, so Philippus always tries to make sure she's really out of options before trying.
  • Rank Scales with Asskicking: Even without weapons, Philippus's fighting prowess befits a military leader. In the underground Themysciran fighting ring known as the Victor's Circle, she holds the record for the most fights and was the Circle's grand champion for two solid centuries.
  • 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.
  • Save Your Deity: After Hera declares that the gods are dying during the Wonder Woman/Shazam Lazarus Planet tie ins, then removes the wards protecting Themyscira while proclaiming the amazons will soon be too and Faruka II taunts the Themyscira amazons that their patron goddesses are worthless, Philippus is Driven to Suicide, believing that such a gesture done in faith can save the island and the ascended Hippolyta. Hippolyta arrives just in time to stop Philippus and save the island as it comes under seige from Hades.
  • 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.
  • Shooting Superman
    • Post Crisis Philippus does shoot Diana as a youngster, knowing that it won't seriously hurt her but will teach Diana that she is not an untouchable Physical God, despite being as strong as one.
    • Philippus does not approve of Diana's desire to escort Steve Trevor back to Man's World, but since Diana won The Contest to do so, she can't deny Diana either. What she can do is shoot bullets at Diana to get her ready for what she can expect from "Man's World". Diana of course passes this test with flying colors.
  • The Chains of Commanding: Philippus takes over as regent queen of Themyscira after Hippolyta becomes depressed from guilt by her plot to have Artemis die in Diana's place, and goes into excile. Philippus hates being queen however and tries to pass the crown to Diana every chance she gets.
  • Token Minority: Not the only black Amazon, following Crisis On Infinite Earths, but is the only one with any significant panel time. Times when Nubia comes out of limbo being the exceptions.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: To Nubia's surprise and slight annoyance, the stern and rigid Philippus insists on being the one to handle Nubia's hair during her coronation ceremony, to ensure her queen looks her best. The work of Nubia's chosen handmaid was undone when Nubia was dunked in the Hotsprings of Gaia and Philippus was subtely implying she hadn't approved of it.
  • Tough Love: Her approach to "training" Diana, Post Crisis in particular, bordered on abusive and was often designed to be traumatic, but Philippus's intentions were to instil caution, restraint and humility into a frighteningly powerful practical goddess among practical mortals.


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.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #1. (1987)
Created By: Greg Potter · George Pérez

  • 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.

One of the earliest Amazons and an excellent warrior. Her resistance to change and support of their isolationist policies is taken advantage of by an enemy who posed as a friend and convinced Aella to attack the Bana.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #1. (1987)
Created By: Len Wein & George Pérez
Universes: New Earth, Prime Earth, DCEU, Historia

  • 24-Hour Armor: Aella is pretty much always wearing at least some of her armor and is never seen without it.
  • Character Death: Post Crisis, she is killed in the battle she started against the Bana. Rebirth, she is executed by Eros at Hera's command.
  • Character Shilling: Aella's talked up a good bit by Hippolyta in the Rebirth continuity. This is justified, however, as Hippolyta is speaking to Yara Flor, who is both Aella's daughter and someone Hippolyta was willing to have assassinated before even knowing who Yara was, inorder to prevent Hera from doing far worse.
  • 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.
  • Death by Origin Story: In DC Rebirth her execution occurs in the past on the order of Olympian Queen Hera, whose soldiers also slaughtered many of their number to get to Aella, is what drives the proud and revered Gaboymilla Tribe to become the elusive Esquecida tribe. In particular it begins the conflict between future Wonder Girl Yara Flor and The Olympians, as Yara was only a child at the time, was traumatized by seeing her mother's decapitation, and had the additional problem of basically being imprinted on by Eros, who accidentally charmed himself to fall in love with her when The Gaboymilla put up more resistance than expected. Her death also makes introductions to Themyscira and The Bana-Mighdall more akward for The Esquecida, when breaches of Doom's Doorway spur them to visit their "distant cousins".
  • Divine Date: In the Rebirth continuity Aella begins dating a river god in what eventually becomes the state of Amazons in Brazil during her search for the fabled Gaboymilla Tribe. The two continue to see each for awhile after this but a "tragedy" Potira refuses to elaborate on separated the lovers by the time Yara Flor was born, so she never got to meet her dad.
  • Going Native: In DC Rebirth Aella hears rumors of an umatched army of women while trekking through Central America and follows them to The Gaboymilla Tribe in what eventually becomes the state of Amazonas in Brazil. This goes both ways, however, as while The Gaboymilla do adpot Aella they also adopt much of what she has to teach them, to the point they consider their claim to be amazons equal in validity to Themyscira and The Bana-Migdhall Tribe, since Aella joined them before those two technically existed, and legitimately don't understand why The Bana-Migdhall resent them when they decide to visit their distant cousins with Aella's daughter in tow as proof of their shared heritage.
  • Maligned Mixed Marriage: Aella never got to officially marry the river god she met in South America, due to some tragedy that left them separated, but the years one of their amazons meant to be their champions spent away from her post romancing a previously unknown god was a constant source of annoyance and embarrassment to The Olympians. When Hera learns that Aella has had a child of this god Hera decides Aella has to be executed for this "sin" while the child must be dead and tortured in Tartarus for the crime of existing, and since Hera is the goddess of marriage it basically is this trope in function, if not literal application.
  • Missing Mom: In the Rebirth continuity Hera orders Aella's execution after she abandons the amazons in the Mediterranean region, starts dating a god previously unknown to the Olympians on a different continent, and ends up bearing that god's child. Granted, Hera wanted Aella and her child dead, but one of Hera's executioners, Eros, accidentally pricks himself with one of his own arrows in the ensuing struggle with Aella's new tribe, and is charmed to fall in love with Aella's daughter, Yara Flor, whom he convinces Hera to spare. Eros goes on to explain Aella had to be killed so that he and Yara could be together, once Yara is old enough to be his bride.
  • Noble Savage: In the Rebirth continuity Aella is regarded as this by The Gaboymilla tribe of South America, who welcome her with open arms and are at first eager to adopt the things she teaches them about her native culture. The more The Gaboymilla learn about Amazonia, the gods worshiped in particular, the more backwards and baffling they find it to be, but they admire Aella's compassion and martial prowess nonetheless.
  • Parrot Pet Position: Her falcon is usually found perched on her shoulder.
  • Present Absence: Both the amazons of Themyscira and The Esquecida tribe realize how valuable Aella's presence would be when they officially meet for the first time and quickly realize how little they have in common. Yara Flor is initally elated to be the "bridge" between cultures Aella would have been in more idea circumstances but comes to realize what a poor substitute for Aella she is and internally admits she has no idea how to act.
  • Walking the Earth: In DC Rebirth Aella leaves Amazonia before its internal tensions split it into the Themyscira and Bana-Mighdall tribes to strike out on her own. This eventually comes to an end when Aella becomes fascinated with another warrior woman tribe in the jungles of South America and convinces them to let her join them.

"Even now the Council of Justice ponders the gifts and records you brought back with you from man's world!"
Euboea, Wonder Woman (1987) #10
A high ranking Themysciran warrior and one of Diana's closest friends and companions on the island. Leads the Cult of Amphitrite, responsible for honoring Themyscira's sea patrons and organizing fishing teams.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 2 #10. (1987)
Created By: Len Wein · George Pérez
Universes: New Earth, Prime Earth, DCEU, Historia.

  • 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.

The Amazons' chief physician, and one of the first gay characters in comics to be fully out and in a committed and happy relationship.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Volume 2 #7. (1987)
Created By: Len Wein · George Pérez
Universes: New Earth, Prime Earth, DCEU, Historia

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: She was traditionally a brunette but has become a blonde in Post-Flashpoint appearances. Her orange headband is also pink now.
  • 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.

As a teacher, as the mother of memory, I know the inestimable value of knowledge!
Mnemosyne, Wonder Woman (1987) #10

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.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 2 #10. (1987)
Created By: Len Wein · George Pérez
Universes: New Earth, DCEU, Historia

  • 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.

The chief botanist of Themyscira and one of the few Amazons who voted against the island changing its isolationist stance and rejoining the world at large.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Volume 2 #27. (1989)
Created By: George Pérez · Chris Marrinan
Universes: New Earth, Prime Earth, Historia

  • 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.
  • Race Lift: Oenoe is changed from a red-haired black woman to an Asian woman in Wonder Woman (Infinite Frontier).
  • 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.

It's true I'm an architect [...] but my area of expertise is in the design of individual buildings, where I try for simple harmony and symmetry. Themyscira's city planner was Consivia, and she perished long ago, defending Doom's Doorway.
Timandra, Wonder Woman (1987) #38

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.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Volume 2 #22. (1988)
Created By: George Pérez
Universes: New Earth, DCEU, Historia

  • 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.

One of Queen Hippolyta's personal handmaidens whose orange hair and the distinctive way she styles it make her easy to pick out.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Volume 2 #50. (1991)
Created By: George Pérez · Jill Thompson
Universes: New Earth

  • Distinctive Appearances: Her red hair, which she keeps in puffy modified nodus style, makes her easy to recognize regardless of the vastly different styles of the artists on the book.
  • Undying Loyalty: Cydippe's loyalty to her queen is absolute.

    Artemis of the Bana-Mighdall 
Artemis / Wonder Woman II / Requiem / Shim'Tar
Artemis making friends with her own Bat.
"To be crystal clear going forward — do not — call me — princess.."
— Artemis, Red Hood and the Outlaws (Vol.2) #2

Artemis of Bana-Mighdall is an Amazon from the Bana-Mighdall Tribe and first appeared in Wonder Woman Vol 2 90, which was published in 1994. In her introduction, Artemis challenged Diana for the responsibility and title of Wonder Woman, as she felt Diana's approach to her mission was too passive. Artemis won the new contest to determine the new Wonder Woman and acted with a more "warrior"/aggressive attitude in contrast to Diana. She was rather promptly killed but she got better, and despite her disdain towards men and warrior attitude, she's become a close and loyal ally of Diana's and a true hero.

She is not to be confused with her namesake Greek deity Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt, the Villainous Silver Age Earth One Amazon Artemis, or with Artemis Crock, who started out as the villainous Tigress before being made famous as a young hero in Young Justice (2010).

First Appearance: Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #90. (1994)
Created By: William Messner-Loebs · Mike Deodato, Jr.

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  • '90s Anti-Hero: Is much more violent and brooding than Diana, and very quick to use lethal force and irreverent over civilians who end up in harms way. Bonus points for being introduced during the 90s run.
  • Action Girl: She's an Amazon after all.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Prior to Flashpoint most of Artemis' costumes included at least a little bit of green, and green combined with her red hair was her signature look. After her reintroduction she's in red and black. She's been seen decked in red before, but only in Elseworlds style tales and Flashpoint.
  • Adaptational Modesty: She achieved that pinnacle of Amazonian costuming and acquired pants in DC Rebirth, something even Wonder Woman can't claim. Both she and Di previously got pants in Wonder Woman: Odyssey, but those costumes didn't last beyond the storyline and her pants there were a part of her costume being a recoloring of Diana's to highlight their status as rivals.
  • Adaptational Nationality: Some continuities have Artemis as being an Amazon born and living amongst the Amazons of Themyscria with the Bana tribe she originates from being Adapted Out.
  • Always Someone Better: Would never admit it but obviously forms the basis of her rivalry with Diana.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Rebirth Artemis says that Jason Todd kisses well...for a boy.
  • Ambiguously Brown:
    • Her exact ethnicity is never specified but the Bana-Mighdall Amazons are from Egypt and have been there since antiquity, making her red hair and pale skin really stick out when she's with her tribe. DC Rebirth makes her skin tone more peachy, and Trial of the Amazons sprinkles in a larger numver of peachy skinned Bana-Mighdall, though they still have a higher ration of black and brown women than Themyscira.
    • The eighth annual of Wonder Woman Volume 2 gives her skin a slight tan.
    • She has a much darker skin tone in Earth One and the Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary special.
  • Archer Archetype: Well known for using a bow and arrow in combat and is rather antisocial and arrogant. In ''Redhood And The Outlaws' title she gains a magical Bow with fire powers made by the god Ra.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Artemis is the greatest warrior of the Bana-Mighdall and never misses an opportunity to remind people of this, especially Diana.
  • Anti-Hero Substitute: Took over as Wonder Woman for a brief time during The '90s.
  • Black Magic: Post Cisis, she has some working knowledge of demonic sorcery after her time in Hell.
  • Blood Knight: She absolutely loves a good fight. In DC Rebirth she comes to respect Cassie Sandsmark, who she otherwise despised at this point, because Cassie put up a better fight than the Themiscyra Amazons trying to break them up.
  • Boxing Lessons for Superman: Post Crisis, Diana of Themyscira becomes concerned about Cassie Sandsmark and Kara Zor-El's lack of progress as fighters, requesting Artemis train them, as Diana did not yet have time for it. Rebirth Artemis scoffs at the idea when Cassie herself expresses interest in being taught by Artemis.
  • Breakout Character: Was initially just an antiheroic replacement for Diana. Now one of the most beloved Amazon characters in the WW mythos. She even had her own miniseries.
  • Character Development: While she started out as one of the Bana least likely to turn their misandrist views into outright murder and was perfectly willing to save men from danger she still considered men inferior and distasteful. The longer she spends with the Themyscirans and society at large the more she starts losing some of her misandrist views.
  • Character Exaggeration: Some continuities make Artemis's misandry and unpleasant attitude much more extreme than in the comics, from being instantly hostile to any man she sees at best (Smallville, WW 2009) to wanting to wage war to wipe them all out at worst (Earth One). Ironically, these adaptations tend to make Artemis a Themysciran Amazon, with the Bana Adapted Out.
  • The Chosen One: While she might not have been chosen (mostly) as a leader, she was chosen by Hippolyta in a Suicide by Cop pact in absolute secrecy for the latter to ascend to godhood. She was chosen because of her absolute loyalty.
  • Conflicting Loyalties: From the start of DC Rebirth Artemsis has to deal with the fact The Bana-Mighdall have two rightful queens. While Antiope and Atalanta are gone she is willing to faithfully serve acting Queen Faruka II, but willing to execute Faruka when Atalanta returns and Faruka starts acting up. Her Bana-Mighdall sisters' continued loyalty to Faruka II stays Artemis's hand, but her sisters also insist that Faruka II let Atalanta lead alongside her. Then it turns out Antiope is still out there, plotting, giving Artemsis three conflicting loyalties. Then it turns out Artemis is also taking orders from Themyscira's former queen Hippolyta, even after Hippolyta stepped down and put Nubia on the throne. It's of ease to Artemis when Hippolyta, Atalanta and Antiope reveal they've been working together all along, reducing her conflict back to two. Nonetheless Faruka II still goes behind Atalanta's back to give Artemis contrary orders while the other three continue their secret plans they make her swear not to make public.
  • Demon Lords and Archdevils: After dying and ending up in Hell, she briefly serves as a general/fiancée of a demon lord named Dalkriig-Hath. Diana convinces her to quit and return to Earth.
  • Does Not Like Men: One of the more vocally misandrist Amazons, though she gets over it soon enough by getting sexually involved with various males.
  • Dressed Like a Dominatrix: Artemis's outfit in Requiem is a white and green Leotard of Power with opera gloves and thigh high boots with spikes around them.
  • Escaped from Hell: Basically resurrected herself by escaping Hell and crawling out of her own grave, also rescuing an unconscious Diana in the process.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She is violent, brash and has a low opinion of men and is from the "bad" Amazon tribe compared to the "good" Themysciran ones. Despite this, her misandrist views are that men are annoying and inferior at worst. These views never lead her to want to kill them just for being men, something that some, possibly more, of the "good" amazons want deep down. Artemis is even visibly disturbed when Hippolyta declares war on the US and starts massacring all the men in Amazons Attack.
  • Expy
    • She's an amazon named Artemis who competes with Diana. She's not the same as the black haired, blue eyed "Silver Age" Earth One Amazon named Artemis, who also fought with that world's version of Diana. In fact the overall stories of Silver Age and Post Crisis Artemis are almost in reverse, but they end up serving similar roles nonetheless.
    • Visually this Artemis is one to Zealot from Wild CATS Wild Storm. Both are super powered members of female warrior tribes and both debuted in the 90s. Artemis' hairstyle is even based on Zealot's.
    • She is also based on an Amazon character from the 70s named Orana. Like Artemis, Orana was a red-haired Amazon who challenged and defeated Diana for the role of Wonder Woman, and then was killed in the line of duty. Unlike Artemis, Orana was not resurrected. Also, while Orana initiated the contest and cheated to win, Hippolyta initiated and cheated for Artemis, without Artemis's knowledge. There are some instances where Artemsis challenges Diana to various things for various reason of her own accord, but Artemis always plays/fights fair, and invariably ends up losing when the contest is fair.
  • Expy Coexistence: As of DC Rebirth Artemis shares the same world with both Orana and Zealot. Orana now being Artemis's more level headed counterpart and Zealot managing to be even more of a pariah among the amazons of Themyscira.
  • Fiery Redhead: Redhead with a well-deserved reputation for jumping into things half-cocked, and loudly with a particular love of a good fight.
  • Forgot About Her Powers: Rebirth Artemis has an ever expanding arsenal but you're liable to miss most of it unless you read every last book she appears in. Artemis rarely use The Bow Of Ra, for example, outside of Red Hood And The Outlaws and books related to it.
  • Front Line General: While Queen Faruka II appreciates Artemis's skill in battle, she often shoots down Artemis for wanting to do things that aren't technically her job. She doesn't need Artemis to cut down every problem personally where there are plenty of soldiers for that, and Artemis often insists on personally doing things she's not particularly good at too, like scouting and assassinations.
  • The Good Chancellor: Eventually becomes one of two joint leaders of Themyscira with Philippus Post Crisis after Hippolyta steps down and dissolves the monarchy. She ran and oversaw security on the island while Philippus handled civic affairs.
  • Good Wears White: After she became more of an ally to Diana, Artemis started wearing a white Leotard of Power.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: During DC Rebirth Artemis storms through the Bana-Mighdall stronghold scolding her sisters for celebrating the return of "their champion" Wonder Woman and demanding they get back to work or return to guarding their posts. She actually had a point about the posts but there was still plenty of time for a little celebration.
  • Handwraps of Awesome: Her Rebirth outfit has these.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: The general public does not take kindly to this more vicious and abrasive Wonder Woman to the point the Justice League refuses to acknowledge her as a viable replacement for Diana.
  • I Call It "Vera": She likes to name her weapons, if they're not already named when she gets them. For instance her axe is Mistress, and her lasso, which was previously called the Lasso of Submission, she and Diana renamed to the Golden Promise.
  • Iconic Sequel Character: Debuted in 1994, six decades after Wonder Woman's conception. She is also the most popular of the Bana-Mighdall despite not debuting in the comic run where the Bana were introduced.
  • Impossibly Cool Weapon: Her axe Mistress and later in Rebirth she gains the Bow Of Ra.
  • Improvised Weapon: She once made a weapon similar to a meteor hammer out of her hair and one of the skulls on her outfit. Since the skull was made of silver, she was able to use it to injure the demon lord Neron.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
    • Artemis is brash, violent, ruthless, crass, and spiteful. Even so, she still cares about defending innocents and took her short tenure as Wonder Woman seriously.
    • She lets Cassie Sandsmark know at length that her presence is not appreciated, lays down an extensive list of ground rules for Cassie being allowed to help her, and promises to turn on Cassie as soon as Yara Flor is found, but quickly threatens to cut Potira's throat when Potira threatens Cassie with a stick. She doesn't follow through with turning on Cassie either, though Artemis still has to be talked out of assaulting Yara.
  • Knows the Ropes: Post Crisis she gets to use the Lasso of Truth for awhile, while acting as Wonder Woman. In the New 52 and Rebirth continuities Diana takes Lasso of Submission after Super Woman dies, keeping it until a worthy wielder can be found, which she finds Artemis to be in DC Rebirth.
  • Legacy Character: During the 1990s, the Wonder Woman mantle was briefly passed to Artemis before she was killed off.
  • Leotard of Power: One of her more well-known outfits is a white leotard with green gloves and boots.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: While the entire Yara Flor debacle was a result of all three Amazon tribes assuming the worst and not bothering to talk to each other, Artemsis is one of the worst offenders, as her first meeting with Cassie Sandsmark in "DC Rebirth" is punching Cassie for "following her", causing a fight so noisy two Themyscira Amazons Cassie had been sent to assist threaten to throw them both out of Brazil for being an embarrassment to their kind. Upon finding Yara, Artemis picks a fight with her too before Cassie defuses the situation.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The dark feminine to Diana's light. Where Diana is warm, friendly and kind, Artemis is brash, crude and impulsive.
  • Like Cannot Cut Like: The Bow Of Ra refuses to harm Amazons it deems worthy of becoming Shim'Tar. It can only be used to harm them indirectly.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her tenure as Wonder Woman had in her what was probably the skimpiest the Wonder Woman costume ever to be drawn.
  • Multi-Melee Master: Her go-to weapon is a bow when she has one, but she's usually carrying a pair of sai, a broadsword and giant battleaxe as well and she's very good at wielding them, which gives her Super-Strength an edge in a fight.
  • My Country, Right or Wrong: After Artemis left to retrieve the Bow Of Ra and returned to see what a mess of things Faruka II made in her absence, on the advice of a man no less, Artemsis was willing to execute Faruka on the spot. Seeing that the rest of her Bana-Mighdall sisters still considered Faruka II their queen not only made Artemsis spare Faruka but return to serving herself.
  • Mythology Gag: On the "Silver Age" Earth One an amazon named Artemis competed with Hippolyta for the crown of paradise island 3000 years before Diana was born. Artemis lost, but the goddesses Athena and Aphrodite decided to give her the mission of serving as an ambassador to "Man's World" as a consolation prize. Artemis was supposed to be Wonder Woman before Diana was, but she rejected the mission and instead joined Creon in his conquest of Greece and eventually died after picking a fight with goddess Athena herself. Artemis is brought back from the dead by Circe to kill Diana in the then modern age, but spell can't hold up against Diana and Artemis returns to bones and dust. While Post Crisis Artemis is a completely different character, not even being from Hippolyta's tribe(who themselves are on Themyscira rather than "Paradise Island"), Hippolyta herself turning to magic to ensure Artemis beat and succeeded Diana as Wonder Woman so Artemsis would die instead of Diana, that Artemsis would be helped back to life partially by Diana, these were deliberate allusions to the earlier stories.
  • No "Arc" in "Archery": Justified with the Bow of Ra, which isn't actually a bow so much as a solar energy conduit the Bana-Migdhall Amazons wield like a bow. That said, it can be used to shoot regular, arching arrows.
  • Noble Bigot: Her dislike of men and rampant misandry doesn't stop her from saving them from danger. She has also expressed romantic interest in multiple men despite outwardly decrying all men as stupid and inferior.
  • Nothing but Skulls: Had a prominent skull motif prior to being retgonned by Flashpoint.
  • One-Steve Limit: Not only does Artemis share her name with the Greek goddess of the hunt, but she also shares her name with three other characters; Amazon character named Artemis whose corpse was reanimated and forced to fight Diana in a pre-crisis story; Artemis Crock aka Tigress from Justice Society of America and Young Justice (2010); and Artemiz a Female Fury who first appeared in John Ostrander's Suicide Squad.
  • Only the Chosen May Wield
    • Invoked by Diana, who felt Super Woman was unworthy to wield the lasso of submission and kept it locked away until deciding Artemis was a worthy wielder.
    • The Bow Of Ra will only accept Shim'Tar of the Bana-Migdhall Amazons, and even then only women of the tribe it deems worthy of being Shim'Tar. If the tribe nominates an unworthy candidate by its standards it will merely reject her. If she doesn't even have that much going for her it will immolate her. All of the Egyptian gods can also wield the Bow Of Ra, they just don't need to. The exceptions are when the Egyptian gods override the bow's decisions and let someone who is neither of their "pantheon" nor a worthy Amazon wield it.
  • Power of the Sun: Does not have it inherently, but is gifted some Star Power as long as The Bow Of Ra considers her a worthy wielder. She can even radiate a little solar energy when not holding it.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: The Bana prize fighting skills above all else and Artemis is one of their best fighters.
  • Pursued Protagonist: During the Artemis: Wanted one shot, when Cassie and Donna are chasing her.
  • Race Lift: Artemis has a noticeably dark skin tone befitting someone of Middle Eastern or North African descent in Wonder Woman: Earth One and Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular.
  • Redhead In Green: Prior to Flashpoint most of her costumes and armor contained a significant amount of green to look nice with her red hair. In animated adaptions and group shots of Amazons fighting she's usually easy to pick out as the grinning Amazon with a long red ponytail wearing green.
  • Red Is Heroic: Her red hair is her most distinguishing feature. She also wears red and black in DC Rebirth.
  • Retgone: At the start of the New 52, Artemis was replaced by a similar-looking Amazon named Aleka, who was actually much more cruel and contemptuous of Diana, frequently mocking her by calling her "Clay." As part of DC Rebirth, Artemis was brought back in Red Hood and the Outlaws.
  • Rise from Your Grave: She crawled out of her own grave after fighting her way back to life.
  • The Rival: She was introduced as a less scrupulous rival for Diana, who believed she could better carry out Wonder Woman's mission than the princess and challenged her for the title and responsibility.
  • Sacred Bow and Arrows: As the name implies, the Bow of Ra is a weapon created by the Egyptian sun god Ra and gifted to the Bana-Mighdall. Only those worthy of becoming the Shim'Tar may wield it.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: She's a major player with ludicrously long red locks and bright green eyes.
  • Spikes of Villainy: During her time as Dalkriig-Hath's bride, she wore a variation of her white and green leotard that featured spiked gauntlets and boots.
  • Stock Shōnen Rival: Artemis originally served this role to Diana when introduced. Artemis is a member of the Bana-Migdhall tribe, a more militant and less trusting tribe of Amazons. She was chosen to serve as an Anti-Hero Substitute to Diana during the 90s and was characterized as being Diana's opposite being arrogant, ruthless, much more eager to use violence and obsessed with proving her superiority to Diana. Eventually, Artemis underwent Character Development and became more of a Friendly Rival to Diana.
  • The Straight and Arrow Path: Like the goddess for whom she is named, Artemis is well known for using a bow and arrow.
  • Stripperiffic: Her outfits tend to be quite a bit skimpier than Diana's, showing off much of her shapely rear end. Thankfully averted as of DC Rebirth where she finally gets pants as part of her default outfit.
  • Sucksessor: Artemis' tenure as Wonder Woman was marred with criticism from the public and even other superheroes due to her antisocial personality and excessive use of violence which often made situations worse. Batman refused to let her sit in at Justice League meetings and Diana's own sister Donna Troy voiced her disapproval of Artemis. To add insult to injury, the only reason Artemis was actually given the title of Wonder Woman was because Hippolyta was trying to prevent a vision of Diana's death from coming true.
  • Summon to Hand: Rebirth Artemis has several weapons she can call upon this way. At first just Mistress but it's a perk The Bow Of Ra also has that she has learned to use on other things.
  • Super-Strength: The Bana-Mighdall lost their immortality when they split from Themyscira but passed down the strength granted to the tribe to their descendants. While that strength is waning for many members of the tribe Artemis isn't one of them, and is considered their strongest member.
    • In the post crisis continuity Hippolyta still needed to use magic to siphon some of Diana's strength into Artemis to ensure Artemis would win the challenge for Diana's title. Diana eventually gets her strength back and Artemis needs to use the Shim'Tar magitek armor to close the gap.
    • In the Rebirth continuity The Bow Of Ra boosts Artemsis's physical attributes, including her strength, to make her capable of wielding it properly. Without it she's weaker than Diana, the Wonder Girls and Nubia, even after Nubia's Coronation as queen of all three tribes grants the Bana-Mighdall all of the amazon gifts.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Was this to Orana as mentioned above. Orana eventually returned as a much different character, but Artemis then got a similar replacement in Aleka from the New 52 Wonder Woman run.
  • Token Heroic Orc: One of the only Bana characters to ever be portrayed positively.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: When teaming up with Diana she is the Tomboy to Diana's Girly Girl.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: How she usually wears her hair.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Upon coming back to life, she noticeably mellowed out from her stereotypical Fiery Redhead characterization during her early appearances and time as Wonder Woman. Becoming a genuine friend of Diana and a mentor to Cassie Sandsmark.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Hippolyta as it turns out. She is the one chosen to carry out a Suicide by Cop pact in absolute secrecy in order for Hippolyta to ascend to godhood and unite the Amazonian tribes. It helps that she learns Hippolyta's plan is supported by Bana-Mighdall founders Antiope and Atalanta.
  • Unexpected Successor: Eventually becomes Polemarch (leader of the military, essentially), one of two joint leaders of Themyscira after Hippolyta steps down and dissolves the monarchy.
  • Unwanted Assistance: While she comes to respect Cassie Sandsmark's strength after their first meeting in "DC Rebirth", their personalities clash. Cassie loves Artemis when not being punched by her but Artemis still can't stand Cassie and only accepts Cassie's help in finding Yara Flor once she realizes Cassie at least knows where to look, Artemsis doesn't, and Artemis has knocked out the only other Amazons who could also help.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Eventually becomes this with Diana. Even more vitriol but still a degree of friendship with Cassie Sandsmark in Rebirth.
  • Weapon of Mass Destruction: The "Bow" of Ra can destroy stars. Luckily for all life on Earth Artemis is not a sun god and unlikely to pull this feat off, but she could still cause more than enough damage to anything on the planet if not careful with it.
  • White Magic: Her hands glow purple when using it, but in the during Infinite Frontier Artemis gains access to Amazons magic unconnected to Hecate that lets Artemis break cursesas payment for her role in helping Hippolyta ascend to patron goddess of the Amazons.
  • White Sheep: While Bana-Mighdall Amazons in general were treated as more of a persecuted race than Always Chaotic Evil after George Pérez left the book, Artemis remains the White Sheep of the tribe... comparatively speaking. Akila, their champion, is also more decent than the average, preferring scholarship to war. In Rebirth the tribe's founder Atalanta is the white sheep of the flock, with Artemis as a distant second and Akila as bad as the rest.

Akila is the Shim'Tar—chosen champion—of the Bana-Mighdall Amazons after their society rejoins the Amazons of Themyscira and starts adapting to be a bit less horrifically and murderously misandrist. Prior to becoming the Shim'Tar she spent a lot of time sneaking away to study and is far more interested in scholarship than the art of being a warrior, which makes her very different from the average Bana Amazon.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman (Vol 2) Annual #8. (1999)
Created By: Doselle Young · Brian Denham
Universes: New Earth, Prime Earth

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In DC Rebirth her Shim'Tar uniform becomes primarily teal, and loses its practical armor components.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: Originally an intellectual pacifist, Rebirth sees Akila reimagined as a warrior rival of Artemis turned villain.
  • Adaptational Skimpiness: While the Shim'Tar armor always showed way more leg than necessary in Rebirth 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.
  • Magitek: In the post crisis continuity she is sent away to acquire a "man's world" education and builds a cybernetic exoskeleton made to increase an amazon's strength with what she learns. Amazons of the Shim'Tar rank have their exoskeletons boosted by magic to make them even stronger.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name means "intelligent" in Arabic. Fitting for one who prefers scholarly pursuits over battle.
  • 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.

No! I won't build it, don't ask me! We are Amazons, we are sworn to peace! It is a betrayal of everything we stand for, everything we believe!"
Io, Wonder Woman Vol 2

An Amazon blacksmith with a huge crush on Diana.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #196. (2003)
Created By: Greg Rucka · Dave Johnson
Universes: New Earth, Prime Earth, Historia

  • 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.
  • The Cutie: She's neither as cut nor trim as most of her amazon sisters, but still far from fat, giving her a softer girlish look.
  • Eye Scream: During Trial Of The Amazons Io appears to die after Doom's Doorway is breached, either by Chaos or Echnica, but she ends up surviving, just with a black scar on her face where her eye used to be.
  • 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.
  • Kind Hearted Cat Lover: Initially not the case in DC Rebirth, where Nubia's cat flat out hates Io, who is just fine to leave it at that, but the two start to get along while everyone is mourning Hippolyta's death.
  • My Greatest Failure: Io is devastated when Ares easily defeats her and takes Lyta.
  • Official Couple: Established in the Nubia and The Amazons miniseries to be in a relationship with Nubia.
  • 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. During DC Rebirth she also fails to hide her hissy fit when Nubia agrees to meet with The President Of The United States alone while US ally Canada is rattling its saber against Themyscira.
  • Shrinking Violet: She's fairly shy and reserved.
  • Stout Strength: She's nowhere near as strong as Diana or Nubia, but is otherwise amoung the biggest strongest women on Themyscira, though she doesn't have the most visible musculature at a glance until she starts moving.
  • Weapons of Their Trade: 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.
  • Wrench Wench: She's responsible for the construction and upkeep of most vehicles on Themyscira, but she doesn't drive many herself. In particular, she tends to end up directing her ire at the pilots of the island's main spacecraft, The Hecatess, for how often she apparently has to repair it.


"Leeches and bloodlettings, like I said. Don't tell me the ambassador hasn't told you glorified barbers about our purple healing ray?"
—Carrisa, Wonder Woman Vol 2 # 211

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.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 2 #201. (2004)
Created By: Greg Rucka · Shane Davis
Universes: New Earth

  • 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.


    Steve Trevor 
Lt. Steve Trevor
Have to say, being a secret agent is a cinch when you got a superpowered girlfriend.

A military man and intelligence operative, Steve Trevor is classically associated with his longtime ally (and frequent love interest) Wonder Woman. In most iterations, he's the first man Diana has ever seen, and is considered a rare male ally to the island of Themyscira.Throughout the years, Steve's involvement in the Wonder Woman mythos has varied, most notably in the post-Crisis years of Wonder Woman he was aged up and removed as a romantic possibility for Diana. Though originally introduced as a World War II-era figure, his origin has taken him as far back as World War I, or into the present-day.

First Appearance: All-Star Comics #8 (1941)
Created By: William Moulton Marston · Harry G. Peter

  • The Ace: Steve is a high-flying, death-defying manly man—but unlike many other such characters, who are often womanizing pigs, he has the utmost respect for Wonder Woman and consistently defers to her.
  • Ace Pilot: His characterization has varied over the years but his excellent piloting skills generally remain consistent. In the post-Crisis continuity his mother was also an amazing pilot, and served as one of the Women Airforce Service Pilots and a flight trainer during WWII.
  • Action Dad: Pre-Crisis Steve and Diana had a daughter named Hippolyta or "Lyta," while Steve was still serving in the Air Force as an intelligence officer.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the earlier comics, Steve was mainly a Distressed Dude. In more modern works, Steve is now an Ace Pilot with hand-to-hand combat skills (though still not on Wonder Woman's level), a gun expert, and even a spy.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: In some adaptations, Steve isn't the same humble, Nice Guy but a boorish, selfish jerk.
  • Adaptational Skill: While the original Steve was an Ace Pilot and a crack shot his spy activities always had him as an Overt Operative which often resulted in him being captured and injured since his idea of a disguise was to walk into a villain's party in his full dress uniform. His Wonder Woman (Rebirth) iteration is far better at disguising his identity when doing espionage work.
  • The All-American Boy: Steve's backstory has been subject to alterations over the decades, but usually he is from a rural background, though he moved more than most due to being a Military Brat, idolized his mother and followed in her footsteps to become an Ace Pilot, has an older brother and a distant but caring veteran father and is a charming man who is incredibly respectful of everyone, save Nazis, for his entire life.
  • Amazon Chaser: Steve is an Ur-Example of this trope, at least for comic books. In the pre-Crisis DCU, he rarely showed concern about being overpowered.
  • The Artifact: Since Marston left, the book has been adrift, but lingers (especially in adaptations) based on the name retaining some currency. Completely averted as of the New 52 and DC Rebirth, however, where Trevor has been upgraded to being the DCU's version of Nick Fury.
  • Author Avatar: For his creator, William Marston, as his basic thematic purpose in the Golden Age was to go on about how great Wonder Woman was.
  • Babies Ever After: In three separate realities, he and Diana have a daughter — two are named Lyta while the other is named Stephanie aka "Stevie".
  • Badass Normal: Steve has battled against supernatural forces on a regular basis.
  • Battle Couple: With Wonder Woman aka Diana of Themyscira. They're usually in a relationship and fought side-by-side in most continuities including Earth-Two, Earth-One, Prime Earth.
  • Because Destiny Says So: During the Rebirth storyline, Etta notes that Steve and Diana have an odd habit of getting caught up in the other's business, and wonders (har-har) whether something's drawing them together.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Post-Crisis to Diana.
  • Boxing Lessons for Superman: Wonder Woman's brother Jason trained periodically with Hercules, but Diana is not impressed with what she sees and requests that Steve Trevor teach Jason some more, as she's too busy trying to save Themyscira at the time to do it herself.
  • The Captain: Steve usually ends up promoted—in the Pre-Crisis days all the way to General before retiring after the Vietnam War—and has acted as the leader of several military units, including rather secretive ones containing superpowered agents.
  • Chick Magnet: Steve is usually considered very attractive in universe and despite him being a proper gentleman who only has eyes for Wonder Woman plenty of other women have made advances on him. This is played up in The Legend of Wonder Woman where newspapers comment on how attractive he is when interviewing him and Etta Candy calls him a "dreamboat".
  • Deadpan Snarker: Steve has shown to have a quick, dry sense of humor.
  • Death is Cheap: Resurrected twice during the Bronze age. Specifically, he was killed by Doctor Cyber, causing Wonder Woman to relinquish her powers. Seeing her grief, the god Eros inhabited the lifeless body with his spirit and operated as Steve Howard, until his spirit was extracted from the body and Steve "died" again. Several years later, Aphrodite extracted Steve's essence from her son's memory and implanted it in the body of a Steve from another universe, overriding that Steve's (already altered) personality.
  • Demoted to Extra: Steve's visibility in comics varied through the 1970s to the 1990s, with his character either absent or sidelined in favour of fantasy and action-adventure Wonder Woman stories without romantic interests.
  • Distressed Dude: His defining trait.
  • Do-Anything Soldier: During the Golden Age of Comics Steve Trevor's job with the USAAF seemed to be a mishmash of spy, commando and ace pilot.
  • Dumb Blonde: Inverted. Steve is often depicted as a clever man who keeps his wits about him when in dangerous situations. In the Golden Age especially Diana was typically depicted as smarter or more knowledgable than him in virtually every subject, but not to the point Steve was made to look dumb.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: In one 1968 issue, Steve took a temporary Super Serum in the form of pills which gave him Flying Brick powers, and he took the name of "Patriot". Although the story ended with a hint of possible future adventures, "Patriot" never appeared again, likely due to the all-new mod Wonder Woman just being around the corner.
  • A Father to His Men: Steve started out working solo missions and rarely with the same group twice (outside of Di and Etta) but was always a firm believer in No Man Left Behind. With his promotions and eventually gaining a constant squad he's in charge of on espionage missions, he looks after them like family.
  • First Love: To Diana in the New 52 Universe.
  • Five-Second Foreshadowing: After Cheetah is driven (more)mad by gods from the Dark Matter Multiverse and Wonder Woman goes hunting for her Steve Trevor advises against it, warning that if even Cheetah can be affected due to a little crisis of faith, then any number of other superhumans might also be rampaging. Wonder Woman is immediately sucker punched by Supergirl, who proclaims that Rao is dead and proves it's not just "humans" Diana has to be wary of.
  • Love Interest:
    • Pre-Crisis and in the New 52 Universe to Diana. Also in adaptations centered on Wonder Woman, such as the 2009 animated movie.
    • During George Perez's run, Steve was too old for the teenaged Diana; he and Etta Candy had a romantic relationship instead.
  • Generation Xerox: Steve is not the first member of his family to be a daredevil pilot that ended up washed ashore on Themyscira, the first was his mother who ended up dying there helping the Amazons defend Doom's Doorway.
  • Ghost Memory: The version of Steve that was brought to Earth-One after the local Steve seemingly died a second time eventually gains the memories of the Earth-One Steve, who had not actually passed on but was trapped in Eros' mind until what was left of him merged with his multi-verse counterpart. Multi-Verse Steve's mind was already a mess, due to injuries sustained in his home dimension and false memories crafted by the Amazons without his or Diana's knowledge, so the merger actually made him feel like a more complete person.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Steve is usually a blond, humble, self sacrificing kind of fellow.
  • The Handler: During Wonder Woman (Charles Moulton) Wonder Woman was essentially an extremely unique asset/agent of the USAAF, who was given intel and missions by Steve. This was an odd case as she worked with the military and was someone Darnell would direct Steve to deliver missions to but, as Wonder Woman, wasn't technically on their payroll. Instead she was on their payroll as Diana Prince, Darnell's secretary, but it was implied Darnell and Trevor didn't know or pretended not to know about her identity. This may have had to do with her unorthodox methods, which included refusing to kill enemy agents.
  • Happily Married: To Wonder Woman on the Earth-2 verse (Golden Age), he was the father of their daughter Lyta/the Fury.
  • Honey Trap: To Diana's displeasure, Steve has been playing this part since Sensation Comics #10 (1942) where he went on a number of dates with and acted the foolish drunk to "Dolly", an Axis spy. It's only occasionally but he does act as a date to get close to and feed misinformation to his targets.
  • Humble Hero: Steve has shown to be a self-effacing person.
  • Hunk: Seems most prominent in Wonder Woman's Rebirth run, you should see how many times he loses his shirt between issues. Yara Flor even calls him such in her private thoughts.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Steve Trevor is a crack shot with his service weapon, and has been shooting chains off of imprisoned allies and similar feats since the early days of Wonder Woman (1942).
  • Improbable Piloting Skills: Steve has lived up to his Ace Pilot status fairly spectacularly on multiple occasions including when having to pilot while his co-pilot was possessed and on fire, while in a plane crashing into the sea, and while in a plane being torn apart by being ripped betwixt dimensions.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: He usually has blue eyes and is a gentleman.
  • Interspecies Romance: The main love interest of Wonder Woman. He's a Badass Normal human while she's an Amazon demigod. This doesn't apply to the Golden Age though, where Amazons are pretty much humans with Super Natural Martial Arts.
  • Living MacGuffin: Was the reason why Diana left her island, Pre-Crisis.
  • The Lost Lenore: Was this to Wonder Woman during her "I-Ching" period.
  • Love at First Sight: In the Golden Age, Steve fell in love with Diana at first sight, though he was suffering from a concussion and also had the knowledge that she had just saved his life. His further interactions with his "Angel" only cemented his affections.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: Unlike many instances of the trope, he never suspected Diana Prince was Wonder Woman until being told.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: An ordinary human who also happens to be an Air Force pilot and spy whose main love interest is an immortal Amazon warrior.
  • Memory Wipe Exploitation: When the Steve Trevor of Earth-One (seemingly) died a second time, Hippolyta sought out a version of him from the multiverse who had suffered brain damage due to injury and brought him over and implanted false memories and patched him up to appear to be the local Steve so that her daughter would not mourn him.
  • Military Brat: Steve grew up with two parents in the military, even though WASPs like his mother wouldn't be recognized as veterans until long after the service was disbanded. Steve himself is a noted Air Force pilot and military intelligence officer.
  • Misplaced Wildlife: The Impossible Day is kicked off when Steve Trevor finds a cave painting and complains about Wonder Woman, Wonder Girl, Wonder Tot, cavemen and dinosaurs all being in it, since none of these things should have existed at the same time. No one ever is able to figure it out, and it lead to the series of "Impossible Tales" that resulted in the Plot Hole that Donna Troy was created to fill when a writer didn't realize they were all a big What If? joke.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Tall, blonde, muscular, and good-looking. Diana is a lucky woman.
  • Muggle–Mage Romance: Him (an ordinary human) and Diana (an Amazon warrior blessed by Greek gods).
  • Nice Guy: Steve is usually incredibly kind and humble. In The Legend of Wonder Woman (2016) Lt. Trevor is such a genuinely kind, honorable, self-effacing guy that when a ritual was done to magically pull in an innocent to sacrifice, he was the one the magic grabbed.
  • No One Gets Left Behind: In the Golden Age Steve was usually on solo missions or paired up with Diana, but he absolutely refuses to leave anyone behind when on missions with larger groups. On missions to locate captured troops this has gotten him caught and/or injured on multiple occasions.
  • The One Guy: He was the first man to visit Themyscira and is often the only man in a group in Wonder Woman stories.
  • One True Love: Wonder Woman's central love interest who she falls for in most media they're in.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: He could be a pretty good Action Hero of his own, but he just happens to have what might be the most powerful Action Girlfriend in the entire DC Universe.
  • Pretty Boy: Steve often gets comments in-universe about his attractive pretty features, though whether or not the artists get this across is another story. He becomes more ruggedly handsome over the years with his more "pretty" days tending to have been during WWII. In The Legend of Wonder Woman (2016): Steve's pretty eyes and boyish charm are emphasised in this iteration, with newspapers even commenting on his pretty eyes.
  • Race Lift: The "Earth One" comic storyline has him as an African-American man.
  • Real Men Cook: His original (Earth-Two) iteration does most of the cooking at their home after he and Diana get married. His food seems to be universally liked by the household and guests.
  • Relationship Revolving Door: He and Diana seem back together again in DC Rebirth, but how long it lasts is up in the air.
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: A few adaptions expand his Distressed Dude to having no skills or special traits other than being the first man Diana had met. To the point that some characters wonders what does she sees in him. The Silver/Bronze Age was infamous for swapping Steve from useful to useless with each change in creative team, when the new writer/editor didn't just kill him off.
  • Secret Identity: During the Bronze Age Aphrodite retrieved his soul and fashioned him a new body so Diana could be with him again. Since he had been dead for so long though, he died his hair and called himself Steve Howard in public.
  • Selective Obliviousness: Under Marston's pen Steve acting like he doesn't know "Di" and his "Angel" are one and the same is highly suspect, given he can recognize her by voice, can recognize her with her hair up, can recognize her with glasses on, regularly teases her about the similarities between the two and has called her by the wrong name while drugged or waking before taking note of what she's wearing. He maintains plausible deniability by never actually confronting her or confirming his "suspicions". Under later writers Steve seems to be legitimately clueless.
  • Sexy Man, Instant Harem: While most of the women besides Diana who show interest in Steve Trevor are people he'd lock in prison or shoot in the face before speaking to if he didn't have to play Honey Trap to try to learn their plans the Holliday Girls pretty much all agree he'd delectable and spend a lot of time around him, even though they'd never make a move on him and he'd never reciprocate since they all know he's in love with Diana.
  • Shirtless Captives: Steve loses his shirt a lot, and ends up captive without one rather often:
    • When Queen Clea captured Steve, Wonder Woman and the Holliday Girls she had him dressed in not but a loincloth before having him fight monsters in an arena for what she intended to be an amusing execution. He killed all her monsters and escaped alongside Diana instead.
    • When Giganta captured Steve after his mind had been thrown for a loop by Zool's malfunctioning evolution machine his shirt was nothing but tatters.
    • When the Saturnians nabbed all the men in the DC intelligence office after drugging them to sleep the next time Steve was seen he was in shorts and chains, and he and Wonder Woman broke each other's chains and freed all the slaves together.
    • When he tried to arrest Clea without knowing she'd teamed up with Giganta and was knocked out by the larger woman he woke to find himself bound to a stake with his clothing torn to bits.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: While Wonder Woman has had several boyfriends, and at least one girlfriend in most continuities Steve Trevor is interested in her and her alone, with exceptions being his post-Crisis iteration who was interested in Etta Candy and Etta Candy alone and his Adaptational Jerkass New 52 iteration.
  • The Sneaky Guy: Steve is quite good a scouting out an enemy fortification or hideout and then returning with the information without being noticed. As it's not his book though he usually finds that Diana's tactic of allowing herself to be captured and brought along by the bad guys has gotten her there first and on the rare occasions the villain has stumbled across a way of restraining her that is tricky for her to escape from he helps her out. In most modern stories, he's now a spy.
  • Sole Survivor: His rebirth incarnation was the only one to survive the crash onto Themyscira.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: Zigzagged with Wonder Woman. Both are skilled fighters and neither one is dumb but Diana is the obvious powerhouse of the two while he's The Sneaky Guy.
  • Talented Princess, Regular Guy: Zigzagged with Wonder Woman. He's no ordinary guy, being an Air Force pilot and sometimes a spy but pales in comparison to Wondy's profile — An immortal Amazon warrior princess with divine powers who goes on to be a famous superhero.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Depending on the Artist, as Diana can be seen as taller than Steven by an inch.
  • Two First Names: "Steve" and "Trevor" can both be first names.
  • Undying Loyalty: Steve has made it clear that he will follow Diana anywhere and will always trust her.
  • Useless Boyfriend: Before Crisis On Infinite Earths he was this trope's poster boy. He ended up rescued by Wonder Woman as often as Lois Lane was by Superman (which, of course, makes him no more "useless" than Lois, but sexist expectations are a thing). Eventually (pre-Infinite Crisis) they wrote him out of the series, even marrying him to Wonder Woman's female sidekick, Etta Candy.
  • Working with the Ex: With Diana in the Justice League in the New 52 Universe.

    Etta Candy 
Etta Candy
Modern Etta Candy
Etta Candy from The Legend of Wonder Woman
"Woo Woo!"
— Etta's signature Catchphrase

Etta is Diana's best friend and plucky sidekick in her many adventures. Generally, she is a tough, fun-loving, proudly heavyset lady who loves to eat candy (it's in her name, after all) and will always come to Wonder Woman's aid when needed.

The character has received numerous interpretations over the years. Pre-Crisis, she was a college student who led the Holliday Girls, a sorority devoted to Wonder Woman. Post-Crisis, she was married to Diana's original love interest Steve Trevor (and hyphenated her name to Etta Candy-Trevor) and is a snarky Air Force lieutenant colonel. Etta's current post-Flashpoint and Rebirth characterization is vastly rewritten, as a tough Black woman who works with Diana and Steve.

Etta has appeared in numerous media over the years, most notably the 1975 television series, where she was played by Beatrice Colen and the 2017 feature film where she was portrayed by Lucy Davis.

Specific iterations of this character on other character sheets include:

· The original Golden Age Etta here
· The TV Show Etta as played by Beatrice Colen here.
· The DC Extended Universe's Etta as played by Lucy Davis here.
First Appearance: Sensation Comics #2. (1942)
Created By: William Moulton Marston · Harry G. Peter

  • Abhorrent Admirer: In DC Rebirth she's quick to forgive Barbara Minerva, who in this continuity was a mentally disturbed but mostly decent woman who was forced to become a super villain, and is even revealed to have dreams about Barbara secretly wanting to be her friend. However, Barabara unexpectedly kissing Candy was a step too far, even during the possible end of civilization as they knew it, and she warned Barbara to never do so again.
  • Action Girl: 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.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: In the Golden Age Etta Candy was a boisterous overweight short woman, who loved a good fight and leapt at chances to beat up Nazis. In the Silver Age she was reimagined as a thin conventionally attractive woman who tended to end up a Damsel in Distress.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: In the Golden Age, she wasn't known for her smarts but modern stories show her as a capable and smart military personnel.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: Etta is strongly implied to be a lesbian, complete with some light Ship Teasing with the aforementioned Barbara. Etta was exclusively depicted as straight prior to this, and even ended up marrying Steve Trevor in the post-Crisis continuity. This also seems to be true of the alternate universe version of Etta from Grant Morrison's Wonder Woman: Earth One graphic novels, who is very intrigued to learn about Themyscira.
    Etta: So let me get this straight. You're from a paradise island of science fiction lesbians? With a side of bondage? Honey, I'll drink to that! Woo woo!
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: She had either red or blonde hair in the earlier comics. Now, she's shown as a brunette, due to being African-American.
  • Achilles' Heel: DC Rebirth Etta Candy remains an effective intelligence and field officer with one glaring exception. If she has to travel long distances on foot her cardio proves to be subpar, especially if stairs are involved.
  • And This Is for...: In Rebirth Wonder Woman recognizes that Plastique's attempt to murder her with a time bomb was Nothing Personal and is content to gently subdue Plastique, in spite of Plastique's continued efforts to capture/kill her, viewing Plastique as a non threat who must be desperate for money. Etta Candy doesn't give Wonder Woman the chance, as that bomb could have easily killed most of her known family, had Etta's neice not discovered it and decided to show Wonder Woman what it was, having no idea that it was a deadly weapon, had Diana not immediately recognized it for what it was and attempted to suppress the explosion, had the resulting shockwaves from the explosion caused the building to collapse in a slightly different manner, and Etta is most upset that despite Wonder Woman's best efforts Plastique was still successful in ruining her brother's wedding.
  • Arm Chair Military: In DC Rebirth Steve Trevor gets anxious viewing the battlefield through a drone camera and admits he feels useless. Etta Candy scolds him, pointing out reconisence is as old as warfare itself and these tools make it even more useful.
  • Badass Normal
    • When Gail Simone is writing her, Post Crisis. She manages to effectively blackmail Director Steel with his substance abuse habits in one of her first appearances.
    • Rebirth Etta Candy has noted cardio issues, especially when it comes to stairs, but she still regularly exercises and has plenty of combat skill. Enough to beat the piss out of Plastique while still recovering from the life saving surgery Etta needed after being hit by the shock wave of one of Plastique's bombs.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: The Golden Age Etta is a short fat girl band geek, who is always carting around a box of candy and cracking jokes. She also has a long record of fighting Nazis and evil aliens while unarmed and winning, spying for the US Government, is a decent pilot, good shot, and is nearly as good with a lasso as Diana. People underestimate her constantly, which she uses gleefully to her advantage.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: With a loving personality in spite of her rotund appearance, this is implied.
  • Big Eater: Due to having a sweet tooth.
  • Big Fun: Lovable overweight woman with a happy, bubbly and goofy personality.
  • The Big Guy: Golden Age. While Etta Candy was not the strongest nor biggest of the trio consisting of she Wondy and Steve that dealt with most villains, she was the one who would confidently charge in and fight rather than try for sneakiness like Steve or talking the villains down or pretending to be captured in order to learn more about their opponents. For this reason she was often kept back to charge in once Steve and Diana's attempts at a less violent solution failed.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: During the Golden Age. Combining a extroverted personality, comic relief and brawls.
  • Brainy Brunette: Thanks to Adaptation Dye-Job, Etta now has black hair and is someone with more knowledge in other fields.
  • Catchphrase: Whenever Etta became excited or agitated, she always shouted her trademark catch phrase "Woo-Woo!", which was later explained as a sorority thing. Readers in the 1940s would recognize this as a reference to the now-forgotten comedian Hugh Herbert.
  • 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.
  • Cowgirl: She's often depicted as one in the Golden Age, particularly in western-themed stories where she visits her family ranch in Texas, she's seen wearing a cowboy hat and boots. She also wore cowboy boots in Superman & Batman: Generations and The Legend of Wonder Woman.
  • A Day in the Limelight: While Etta Candy is a part of most Golden Age tales she's the main character of "Etta Candy and Her Holliday Girls: The Toothache" in which Diana only makes an appearance for a couple of panels and the story is focused on Etta. She's also the main character of "Etta Candy and her Holliday Girls: Hard Candy's Ranch", which Wondy doesn't even appear in.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Etta will snark at every opportunity, and she delivers her snark with a straight face. Her favorite target is, and always has been, Steve Trevor, who never seems to adjust enough to expect it.
  • 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.
  • Dude Magnet: Wondy's best friend off her home island—attracts quite a few male admirers mostly without trying or particularly caring, though she has dated a number of them. While she's not considered conventionally attractive she's buxom, outgoing, confident and a great fighter which many men have found attractive.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Rebirth Etta Candy expresses confusion about why people want to come back to life and tells Diana of her plans to die broke and happy so that she'll never be tempted to.
  • Fat and Proud: Golden Age Etta Candy is quite plump and very happy with her body, being even more confident than Diana and calling out anyone who tries to get her to feel bad about the way she looks. Those who try to make fun of her for it are soundly decked. During the George Perez run, she has a mini-arc revolving around body image and she notes that Wonder Woman is an unrealistic physical ideal for her to pursue — and being a soldier, she's also philosophically unrealistic for her, too.
  • 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, with an alteration to her sexuality.
  • Fiery Redhead: In the early comics, Etta had orange hair and a outgoing personality.
  • Foil: Rebirth Etta Candy has a much stronger Pay Evil unto Evil attitude than Diana, and would have gladly killed many of Diana's enemies if she had the power to.
  • The Friendly Texan: Her original iteration was a Texan.
  • Genius Bruiser: In recent works, Etta has shown to have advanced hand-to-hand combat and an expert tactician.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: In Post-Crisis, Legend of Wonder Woman and Earth One stories.
  • The Leader: Etta Candy is the leader of the Holliday Girls, a group of young women usually numbering at least 30 who hunt down and fight Nazi spies and aliens and look for missing persons when they're not busy with school or work.
  • Meaningful Name: Etta Candy is a Big Eater with a Sweet Tooth.
  • Muggle Best Friend: Etta is a Badass Normal woman who is one of the closest friends to the Semi-Divine superhero, Wonder Woman.
  • Nazi Hunter: In the Golden comics, Etta hunted down Nazis.
  • 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.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: In the Golden Age her primary role is to serve as the butt to jokes about her apetatite and the fact she is proudly overweight. Etta does prove to be a more useful sidekick to Wonder Woman than most, however.
  • The Prankster: In The Golden Age of Comic Books Etta was a notorious prankster who drove her college professors mad. She stepped back the number and intensity of her pranks when one on some freshmen nearly turned deadly.
  • 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.
  • Real Women Have Curves: In the '40s Etta was notable 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. During Perez's run, she started out overweight, but since she was a soldier, she decided to exercise more. Realistically, she didn't become slim; rather, she was a stocky muscle girl.
  • 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.
  • Stout Strength: Golden Age and Rebirth Etta Candy don't have the super human strength of even the "regular" amazons, much less Wonder Woman, but are nonetheless very strong by human standards, having plenty of muscle underneat their fat. Post Crisis Etta had more obvious musculature, but was still pretty stout.
  • The Strategist: Etta Candy was the strategist of the Holliday Girls, even on missions that included Wondy and Steve, since she was the best at coming up with plans that took advantage of each teammate's specialties and their numbers and was good at altering them to fit a changing situation on the fly. On the other hand Wondy's plans usually boiled down to letting herself get captured to figure out the bad guys.
  • 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. Several adaptations give Wonder Woman a sweet tooth as well, to help speed up their friendship.
  • 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.

    Glamora Treat
One of the tallest Holliday Girls, and the owner of the heavily written on jalopy they often pile into as a transport.

First Appearance: Sensation Comics #39. (1945)
Created By: William Moulton Marston · Harry G. Peter

For tropes specifically relating to the Golden Age version of this character under the pen of Charles Moulton see Characters. Wonder Woman Earth-Two
  • Chained to a Rock: In Sensation Comics 39 Roberta "Bobby" Strong and Glamora Treat are bound hand and foot to stone pillars to be killed and devoured by hungry tigers.
  • The Driver: As one of the few Holliday Girls with a car she ends up driving it crammed full of her fellow club members.
  • Girly Bruiser: Glamora is demure, fashion conscious and highly aware of any attractive males near her. She also gleefully and eagerly joins on dangerous expeditions, is a crack shot with a rifle, can do a lot of damage with a spear, has trained in Amazonian martial arts and loves beating up Nazis.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: She and Bobby are quite into good looking boys, and Diana is concerned when they go on a mission with Steve Trevor that they're going to spend the whole time distracting him with their flirtations. Etta is nearly out of patience with listening to them go on about the various young men who they've gotten or plan to their paws on.
  • Meaningful Name: Glamora is rather into being glamorous, wearing makeup and jewelry even on an expedition to an uncharted island.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Glamora Treat is the girly girl to her best pal Bobby Strong, another of the Holliday Girls. Glamora is demure and fashion conscious, Bobby is rough and tumble and loves to go hunting. They're both excellent fighters, crack shots with a riffle and a bit boy crazy.

    Roberta "Bobby" Strong
One of the Holliday Girls, who is the only girl in her family with a whole slew of brothers. Best friends with Glamora Treat.

For tropes specifically relating to the Golden Age version of this character under the pen of Charles Moulton see Characters. Wonder Woman Earth-Two

First Appearance: Sensation Comics #39. (1945)
Created By: William Moulton Marston · Harry G. Peter
Universes: Earth-Two

  • The Baby of the Bunch: While she is definitely not treated in such a way by the Holliday Girls she is the little baby sister to a bunch of brothers who like to do whatever they can for her.
  • Bring It: When brought before a fellow who fancies himself a modern Roman emperor who wants her to serve him or be fed to beasts she retorts "Any beast is a gentleman compared with you, you fat slob!" and when surrounded by foes who are hesitating to attack merrily tells them to "Come an inch nearer" so she can let them have it.
  • Chained to a Rock: In Sensation Comics 39 Bobby and Glamora are bound hand and foot to stone pillars to be killed and devoured by hungry tigers. Bobby's reaction is to roll her eyes and basically say bring it.
  • Don't Call Me "Sir": "Bobby" does not at all like to be called a "lady". Rather than just asking people not to call her such she'll argue that she is not one especially since men like to try to use it as an excuse to exclude and constrain her.
  • I Have Brothers: Bobby will sometimes resort to explaining she's gone on safari and gone hunting with her older brothers as an explanation for why she's a viable candidate for adventurous outings if her own abilities and explanation of her skills isn't enough to convince those in charge. This often works better for her than explaining that she has been trained in martial arts by Wonder Woman and has defeated numerous Nazis herself.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: If her friends are planning on retreating or surrendering but their are a bunch of bad guys right in front of her she's going to launch herself into the fight if she's not stopped.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: She and Glamora are quite into good looking boys, and Diana is concerned when they go on a mission with Steve Trevor that they're going to spend the whole time distracting him with their flirtations.
  • Meaningful Name: Her last name is Strong and she's a very good brawler who has trained in Amazonian martial arts.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Bobby Strong is the tomby to Glamora Treat's girly girl. Glamora is demure and fashion conscious, Bobby is rough and tumble and loves to go hunting. They're both excellent fighters, crack shots with a riffle and a bit boy crazy.
  • Tomboyish Name: Bobby for Roberta.

    Lillie, Millie & Tillie Heyday
"Three very pretty little girls are we
Look us over carefully and you will see
Who is which and which is me"

Identical triplets who joined the Holliday Girls. They were orphaned before reaching college age and raised by their grandmother, whose only surviving child is a greedy criminal son she doesn't care for and so she dotes on the mischievous girls.

For tropes specifically relating to the Golden Age versions of these characters under the pen of Charles Moulton see Characters. Wonder Woman Earth-Two

First Appearance: Sensation Comics #43. (1945)
Created By: Joye Murchison · Harry G. Peter

  • Coordinated Clothes: The girls wear matching clothes most of the time in order to switch easily with each other, though they're all wearing different colored similar dresses for a masquerade.
  • Dumb Blonde: Lillie and Millie are acknowledged to be reckless, foolish, and dangerously impulsive to the point that their grandmother leaves her estate only to the one of them who doesn't fit here as she feels Tillie will take care of her sisters with the money and that the other two will be better off that way than if she'd actually given them the money themselves.
  • Finishing Each Other's Sentences: Lillie and Millie regularly finish each other's sentences, and Tillie occasionally does the same but usually only with things they've practiced.
  • In-Series Nickname: Those Terrible Triplets
  • Raised by Grandparents: The Heyday triplets were raised by their grandmother after their parents' deaths.
  • Same-Sex Triplets: Identical triplet girls.
  • Single-Minded Twins: The Heyday triplets play with this trope. The three are identical, wear matching outfits and get a kick of pulling twin switches, but only Lillie and Millie really act as one, to the point of speaking in unison, having the same phobias and reacting the same way to things even when they're in separate rooms. Tillie is actually much more practical, sarcastic and down to earth than her sisters.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Their names all have the same ending.
  • Trickster Twins: Trickster triplets. Their love of playing tricks on their classmates is part of why they fit in so well with the Holliday Girls, who are lead by notrious trickster Etta Candy.
  • Twin Banter: The girls speak in unison and finish each other's sentances. They've acutally practiced this to help them with their pranks.
  • Twin Switch: Their favorite trick is posing as each other and ensuring no one can tell the three of them apart. Several of their professors require them to wear nametags to try to prevent this.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Lillie and Millie are terrified of ghosts, so of course the challenge/hazing they have to endure to join the Holliday Girls is a haunted house.

    Thelma Tall 
Comfortably the tallest Holliday Girl of her time Thelma is a spectacled activist.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 1 #117. (1960)
Created By: Robert Kanigher · Ross Andru
Universes: Earth-One, Earth-1

  • Expy: A very different character otherwise, but fills the same role as Marya on the golden age Earth 2 as the "tall" Holiday Girl.
  • '50s Hair: Thelma's short blunt bangs and long wavy hair ending in curls is a quintessential '50's style.
  • Meaningful Name: Thelma Tall towers over the other characters.

    Catherine "Cathy" Perkins 
A teenage girl Diana rescued from human traffickers Cathy went on to act as a shopkeeper in Diana's clothing store Mod-Ly Modern, and dedicate her life to fighting for human rights. She eventually developed lung cancer, which was inoperable and well on its way to killing her by the time she told Diana. In her final days she reopened the little shop in New York as a vintage clothing store.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 1 #184. (1969)
Created By: Mike Sekowsky
Universes: Earth-One

  • Action Fashionista: Cathy is pretty casual about clothes, but she works in a clothing store, has a clear style and fights alongside Wonder Woman using karate.
  • Call to Adventure: Frequently Diana would just be dealing with the day to day runnings of Mod-Ly Modern and enjoying her time off if Cathy didn't come running to her with problems Cathy's friends or acquaintances were having. Sometimes she expects a little much of Diana, who wasn't and wasn't expecting to become The Amazing Amazon again, but Diana always ends up trying something regardless.
  • Dramatic Necklace Removal: Cathy gets a necklace talisman that helps extend her life after learning she's dying of cancer. After realizing that the thing draws people to attack her, and those around her, and that she's not going to be able to ensure the safety of others using Diana's help she rips it off and breaks it while crying.
  • Face Death with Dignity: She doesn't want to accept her death, but after realizing and accepting that she has no way to fight it, that doesn't endanger others, she has a cry on Diana's shoulder and accepts that she will pass on.
  • Granola Girl: Cathy ran away from home as a free spirited innocent left-leaning teen, but ended up kidnapped and forced into servitude.
  • Servile Snarker: Cathy Perkins loves Diana Prince as a friend and person in general, but not as an employer. Perkins is not shy about letting Prince hear it either.

    Georgia "George" Redmond
"Okay...but don't hope for much! This is a Macintosh laptop but it can't link to just any old computer, no matter what you saw in Independence Day."

Cassandra Sandsmark's classmate and best friend. She's quite a bit more cool-headed and intellectual than her bestie, but they have similar interests and tastes and trust each other completely.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 2 #128. (1997)
Created By: John Byrne
Universes: New Earth

  • Black and Nerdy: George is a hacker, who at one point managed to hack into an Apokoliptian Supercomputer even while complaining about how it shouldn't work and real life is not like Independence Day. She later realizes it only worked because the extraterrestrial tech started modifying her hardware as soon as she managed to attach it to the motherboard's interface. She also dresses like a Japanese Schoolgirl for fun when not wearing more gender disguising clothes.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: After Phil Jimenez left Wonder Woman George was never seen nor mentioned again, even at points when Cassie's friendships were part of larger stories elsewhere it seemed the writers and editors all forgot she had any outside the costumed superhero community.
  • Companion Cube: George takes her laptop with her everywhere and is quite upset, even if she understands the reasoning, when the thing is confiscated after it's been fused with New God tech.
  • Nerd Glasses: Black and Nerdy hacker extraordinaire Georgia Redmond wears large wire-framed glasses.
  • Muggle Best Friend: She's the normal human best friend and Secret-Keeper to the demi-god superhero Cassie Sandsmark.
  • Social Circle Filler: Later writers seemed to forget that Cassie had friends outside of the superhero community, most notably her best friend, secret keeper and fellow androgynous tomboy George Redmond. First her last name was forgotten and then she never appeared or was spoken about again in any book despite Cassie appearing all over the DCU. In her case it likely happened because Cassie's personality was given a swift and shallow makeover in Teen Titans that left no room for friends or concerns outside her boyfriend and her hair.
  • Sudden Name Change: George had the surname "Redmond", but a later writer inexplicably gave her last name as "Neville".
  • Token Black Friend: George is African American and is Cassie's best and only recurring friend outside of Young Justice and other superheroes.

    Julia Kapatelis
"Author, scientist, explorer, teacher, mother. The gods could not have chosen Diana's mentor more wisely"
—Mnemosyne, Wonder Woman Vol 2, Annual 1.

An archeologist who is Diana's first friend in "Mans World" in the Post-Crisis continuity. Diana moves in with Julia and her daughter Vanessa while living in Boston.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 2 #3. (1987)
Created By: George Pérez
Universes: New Earth

  • 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.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Julia once shot Cheetah when she tried to kill Diana. She also once tried to shoot Circe.
  • Cool Old Lady: Despite her age, she's not above leading a group of rowdy villagers into an angry sorceress' tower. In general, she's very willing to put herself in harm's way if it means helping Wonder Woman.
  • Mama Bear: Despite her devotion to Wonder Woman, she makes it very clear that she will not tolerate putting her child in harm's way.
  • Parent with New Paramour: She starts dating one of Vanessa's teachers, which ticks her off. Especially since it won't help her get any better grades.
  • 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.
  • Parents as People: She is often shown questioning herself when it comes to taking care of and raising Vanessa, but she tries her very best.

    Myndi Mayer
"Myndi Mayer's the name! Publicity is the game!"
Wonder Woman Vol 2 #7. (1987)

A Boston-based publicist who managed to get Diana to be one of her clients early in the heroine's career upon her arrival in Man's World in the Post-Crisis continuity.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 2 #7. (1987)
Created By: George Pérez

  • Awesome Ego: Takes one to decide you'd make a great publicist for Wonder Woman before even meeting her.
  • Catchphrase: "Sweet thing" and "darling".
  • Drugs Are Bad: Her entire appearance is a massive anti-drug aesop, since her exposure to cocaine turned her from an exuberant publicist to an unstable addict.
  • Heroic BSoD: Her death via a cocaine overdose shook a still naïve and young Diana to her core as, coming from a literal paradise island, she had largely no concept such a thing could happen.
  • Hidden Depths: Appears on the surface as a very shallow glory-seeking publicity agent looking to ride off Diana's fame as a superheroine but brings up many valid points about how Diana's image be used in altruistic ways.
    • She also proudly supported her brother coming out as gay and threatened to make a big stink in the media if her sister didn't invite him to her wedding. As well as also taking care of her Alzheimer's-afflicted father in later years even though he largely disowned her and couldn't even remember who she was.
  • Jewish American Princess: Seems on the surface to be a grown up version of one but is actually estranged from most of her family (save for her brother) who she never got along with well due to her boisterous and extravagant personality.
  • Ms Vice Girl: She means well, genuinely respects Wonder Woman, and fiercely supports downtrodden family members like her gay brother, but she presents herself as a shallow glory-seeking publicity agent, a massive jerkass to her employees, and as revealed later a cocaine addict who slept with and fired various male workers and covered up a drug-peddling scandal in her business before dying from an overdose.
  • My Greatest Failure: Diana wasn't responsible for Myndi's drug overdose but her death via a drug overdose shook her to her core and would the years bring up her death as a sign of when she still young had much to learn.
  • Smooth-Talking Talent Agent: A much more nuanced take on this trope. She launches a massive publicity campaign and merchandising empire in the name of spreading Diana's fame (and message of peace) across Man's World. While frequently tacky and egotistical, Myndi does legitimately like Diana as a person, and never willingly antagonizes her before her sudden death via drug overdose.

    Natasha Teranova 
Natasha Teranova

"I will see you again, but if I don't...If I am swallowed up in the emptiness and coldness of the universe, remember me. Remember that your mother never stopped trying to get back to you. And also remember this: that before she died, your mother saw things that no human eyes have seen before. Be happy for me. Be proud for me."
Natasha Teranova, Wonder Woman (1987)

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.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 2 #66. (1992)
Created By: William Messner-Loebs · Paris Cullins
Universes: New Earth

  • 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.
  • Sleight of Handiness: Natasha uses her stage magic tricks to act as a decoy, allowing herself to be captured by Sangtee soldiers then slipping her bonds and sliding a hidden weapon out of her sleeve to defend herself with the same way she would a fake bouquet of flowers.
  • 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.

    Phillip Darnell 
Phillip Darnell/Colonel Darnell/General Darnell

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.

First Appearance: All-Star Comics #8. (1941)
Created By: William Moulton Marston · Harry G. Peter

  • 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 realizes 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.

    Lisa Abernathy 
Lisa Abernathy

A reporter whose daughter befriended the alien "Glitch" and whose ex-senator father gave her a number of connections. Later on her some of her father's less savory actions while senator resulted in the family being targeted.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 1 #306. (1985)
Created By: Dan Mishkin · Don Heck
Universes: Earth-One

  • Broken Pedestal: Lisa is quite upset and surprised to learn of her father's "mistakes" as senator.
  • Glamorous Single Mother: Played With. Lisa seems to have her life very well together, and always makes an effort to appear fashionable and unfluttered but she does have some difficulties with her daughter Eloise as she doesn't have much time with her due to working. Eloise's father is never mentioned, and is not involved in his daughter's life.

    Camille Sly 
Camille Sly/Camilly Spry

A silent movie star who became Diana's landlady later in life.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 2 #73. (1993)
Created By: William Messner-Loebs · Lee Moder
Universes: New Earth

  • Cool Old Lady: Somewhat eccentric old woman with a facinating past she'll share if asked, who tries to protect her tenants.
  • Drop-In Landlord: Camille reveals more eccentric bits in every appearance, and lives in the same building as Diana and shares a common room with her tenants.
  • Hidden Depths: Camille seems like a kind doddering elderly woman, so it comes as a surprise that she is trained in fencing and has not lost all ability with age.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: It takes a while for it to come to light but Camille was a beautiful Hollywood star in her youth.

    Peony McGill/Star Blossom 
Peony McGill/Star Blossom

A young girl with the ability to control flowers and a big fan of Wonder Woman.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman and the Star Riders. (1993)
Created By: José Luis García-López
Universes: Star Riders, DC Rebirth

  • Adaptation Name Change: She's a very obvious adaptation of Star Lily from the doomed Wonder Woman and the Star Riders line.
  • Age Lift: Her first appearance has her as an adult. Her recent incarnation is a young girl.
  • Ascended Fangirl: She has a Wonder Woman action figure and states as such when she first meets the heroine.
  • Childish Tooth Gap: A noticeable tooth gap and an energetic, friendly girl.
  • Cosmic Motifs: A star on her shirt and star-shaped earrings.
  • Flowers of Nature: Peony McGill/Star Blossom keeps her double buns ringed in delicate pink flowers that are kept fresh by her Green Thumb powers.
  • Girlish Pig Tails: Peony has afro puffs, but visiually kept in a manner pigtails would be.
  • Going to Give It More Energy: She stops a fire by letting it burn itself out on plants she causes to sprout while directing it away from other buildings...which unfortunately still leaves people trapped in that smoke filled, collapsing building. Wonder Woman arrives and is able to save them, however.
  • Glass Cannon: She doesn't even have a fully developed bone structure and is unfit for getting directly involved in disaster scenarios. Still, she can sprout enough flowers to support the weight of several adult humans falling at near terminal velocities, breaking their falls and letting them safely slide to the ground.
  • Green Thumb: Peony has the power of chlorokinesis.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: She's a child but forms a friendship with Wonder Woman, an Amazon warrior who has lived for at least a century in the Rebirth setting.
  • Kid Hero: Peony appears to be elementary aged and uses her powers to help others.
  • Nice Girl: Peony is a sweet, friendly, and brave young girl.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Surviving promotional materials make it clear Star Lily was meant to be the more cool headed rational best friend of the emotionally driven Spicy Latina Solara.
  • Shipper on Deck: She's a fan of Wonder Woman with Superman, but is a Cosmic Retcon or two too late to see it.

    Alana Dominguez 
Alana Dominguez
Diana's secretary at the Themysciran Embassy. Because Diana was quite busy as Wonder Woman it fell to Alana to do most of the paperwork and organization at the Embassy, choosing which things were brought to Diana's attention. When Medusa attacked the embassy Alana helped try to evacuate and keep everyone out of the way of the fight between Wonder Woman and the gorgon.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 2 #195. (2003)
Created By: Greg Rucka · Drew Johnson
Universes: New Earth

  • Paperworkaholic: Alana pretty much never leaves the embassy, essentially runs it through the heavy loads of paperwork she does and on at least one occasion added a bunch more paperwork to her load to help track down a potential threat to Diana that was not part of her job nor something Diana asked her to do or knew she was doing.

    Leslie Anderson 
Dr. Leslie Anderson

A Pharmaceutical researcher who was fast friends and business partners with Veronica Cale, until Cale showed her true colors and threatened Anderson to get her to leave in order to protect her only friend. Anderson went straight to Wonder Woman with her suspicions about Cale and to aid in Vanessa Kapatelis's recovery. While allied with Diana Leslie started a romantic relationship with Ferdinand.

In the Post-Convergence continuity Anderson's first name is changed to Adrianna and she dies trying to help Veronica recover her daughter.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 2 #196. (2003)
Created By: Greg Rucka · Drew Johnson
Universes: New Earth, Prime Earth

  • Adaptation Name Change: Her Prime Earth iteration is renamed Adrianna Anderson.
  • Adaptation Origin Connection: Adriana Anderson's manner of death leads directly to the creation of the AI based on a digital map of her mind that will become the Prime Earth version of Dr. Cyber, a character that previously had no connection to Anderson. Worlds Finest reveals their is another Doctor Cyber much closer to the original in continuity, as of Infinite Frontier.
  • Death by Adaptation: Adrianna Anderson dies off in an experiment of Cale's early on. This drives Cale to further desperation and she ends up building an AI based on her one true friend's mental map. Leslie Anderson had given up on her amoral friend and was living happily in a relationship with Ferdinand last she was seen.
  • For Your Own Good: Both Lelsie, Post Crisis, and Adrianna, Rebirth, are genuine friends who want the best for Veronica Cale. And both, in their own separate ways, are willing to go against Cale's wishes to ensure she gets what she really needs.
  • Interspecies Romance: Leslie Anderson falls in love with the Kythotaur Ferdinand.

    Tom Tresser 
Nemesis/Tom Tresser

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.


A blind old mystic who trained Diana in martial arts during a lengthy period when she had lost her powers. More recently, he has served as the mentor to Kenan Kong, the People's Republic of China's "New Super-Man".

Race: Human
First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 1 #179. (1968)
Created By: Denny O'Neil and Mike Sekowsky
Universes: Earth-One, Prime Earth

  • Antagonistic Offspring: His daughter became an evil sorceress in Nehwon, of all places.
  • Boxing Lessons for Superman: Trained Diana in martial arts when she had lost her superhuman powers. Eagerly, as he correctly believed Diana's amazon training would make her an ideal student.
  • Dramatic Irony: Diana is frustrated and embarrassed about her lack of progress with I-Ching's training while I-Ching himself thinks she is making remarkable progress and is most impressed with her discipline.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: In Pre-Crisis days, he died in a senseless act of violence, shot by a crazed sniper shooting at bystanders, and dying in Diana's arms. He reappeared after the Post-Crisis reboot years later, however. As of Dark Crisis, the sixth or so event to "undo" Crisis On Infinte Earths, Bronze Age and Rebirth I-Ching are still dead, while Post Crisis On Infinite Earths Ching is still alive.
  • Handicapped Badass: An elderly mystic and martial arts master who is blind.
  • Ignored Expert: Diana keeps blowing him off in Volume 1 issue #186, convinced that she doesn't have time for small talk while Morgana is causing chaos in New York City. To be fair, I-Ching should have probably let Diana know he could do magic long before now, and also, Diana's lost the wisdom of Athena and thus has become a lot more brash than she was before.
  • Magical Asian: An old Chinese man who knows his way around supernatural stuff.
  • Meaningful Name: He is, of course, named after the Book of Changes. Decades later, Gene Luen Yang writing New Super-Man would establish that he and his brother All Yang are the living embodiments of the concept of Yin and Yang, a position which he then passed on to Kenan Kong.
  • Mentor Archetype: His role in pretty much any story where he appears. Besides Diana and Kenan, he also helped Superman in his conflict with the extradimensional Quarmerr during the Sand Superman saga (magic being one of Superman's major weaknesses).
  • Mister Exposition: If he's not mentoring, he'll be doing this. "Ah, this is clearly the mystical Talisman of ABC, from the Land of DEF, that can magically do GHI! We must protect it from evil!" or some such.
  • Move in the Frozen Time: I-Ching is able to cast a counter spell on Morgana's Time Freeze but pretends to be under its affects anyway until Morgana decides to place Diana under it as well, convinced that "Diana's way" just isn't going to work.
  • Old Shame: Creator Denny O'Neil later said that he was proud of the character, but he dearly wished he'd come up with a less awkward name.
  • Parental Substitute: As he died, note  after years of their adventuring together in real world time, he told Diana he thought of her as a daughter, and Diana told him he was like the father she'd never had.


A witch from another world accidentally summoned to Earth by classmates of Cathy Perkins. She claims to be the daughter of the more famous Morgaine Le Fay.

Race: Human(?)
First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 1 #186. (1970)
Created By: Mike Sekowsky
Universes: Earth-One

  • Ambiguously Human: Morgana appears to be human, but has indeterminate parentage and does not come from Earth, like her alleged mother Morgaine Le Fay. While Morgana reveals Supergirl villain Zond is just a man in a stupid mask using Morgaine Le Fay's spell book to cause trouble, Morgana's own magic seems to be innate and a lot more powerful than anything that can be done with the book.
  • Big Entrance: While exploring New York City for the first time Morgana charms a band to herald her every move.
  • Big Ol Eye Brows: They're also slightly darker than the rest of Morgana's hair, making them all the more noticeable.
  • Dude Magnet: Morgana cast a love charm on an obsese New Yorker that causes men to flock to her. This unfortunately causes a crowd that gets in Diana's way.
  • Enemy Mine: Morgana becomes a friend of Diana and Supergirl's when she learns that they are also enemies of Zond and that he has been building up a power base on their planet.
  • Fad Super: Diana throws together for Morgana what can be described as a modernist "update" on Witch Classic. Pointed where it would classically be round and round where it would be pointed.
  • Forced Transformation: Morgana first comes into conflict with Diana when Morgana turns Henry, a classmate of Diana's employee Cathy Perkins, into a frog to prevent Henry from performing a spell that would send her back home, as Morgana decides to explore Henry's world first. It's the one spell of Morgana's I-Ching can't undo, but a kiss from Henry's girlfriend ends up breaking it.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Morgana has mood swings from causing havoc to ease boredom to legitimately trying make the lives of all around her better. Unfortunately, being unfamiliar with city life she causes chaos by freeing all the animals in a pet store while in one of her "good" moods.
  • Gladiator Games: Morgana turns the streets of New York City into a giant Tourney Field with motorists being forced to hit each other with jousting lances while hanging out of the windows of their vehicles.
  • Just Like Robinhood: As she explores New York City Morgana causes a riot by charming bank tellers to give away money in the streets to those who need it most.
  • Kind Hearted Cat Lover: Most of the time. Her pet Frimost's default form is a cat but he can become a hawk, rat or fly at will.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: After I-Ching reveals he countered her Time Stands Still spell, Morgana gives up and agrees to return from whence she came...after she gives Diana Prince one last parting kick to the jaw.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Even without her magic Morgana is almost as skilled a wrestler as the Earth One Diana Prince, and manages to defeat her in hand to hand combat after using a magical double to determine Diana Prince's fighting style.
  • Me's a Crowd: Morgana can create duplicates of herself that the depowered Diana cannot tell from the real thing by sight, sound or touch. She uses one such double to learn Diana's fighting style and mocks Diana for thinking she's won.
  • Mobile Menace: Diana's out to get Morgana to undo a curse she put on a student named Henry, who accidentally summoned Morgana while thinking nothing in a $1.98 book could be real. Morgana proceeds to "poof" away whenever she gets bored of her current surroundings, however, and Diana only keeps track of her by all the chaos Morgana causes, due to Morgana's lack of understand of modern cities. That and the marching band Morgana is forcing to follow her around.
  • Oh, My Gods!: What her religion, if any is, isn't clear, her swears include "Blood of Banaal!" "By the sacred blood of Tetragrammaton!" and "By the britches of Beelzebub!"
  • Parts Unknown: Where exactly Morgana is being summoned from was never specified. Morgana claims to be the daugher of Morgaine Le Fay, but that just raises further questions since Silver Age Morgain Le Fay definitely lived on Earth and Morgana is almost completely unfamiliar with the planet, coming from her own world with it's own separate timeline.
  • Redhead In Green: Morgana exclusively dressed in green dresses until Diana gives her a black minidress as a sort of payment for services.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: It turns out Morgana is so irritable because she's been constantly time traveling in her world trying to find where/when Zond, a thief who stole one of Morgaine Le Fay's books, is hiding. When Diana reveals Zond is on Earth Morgana becomes a lot less hostile to her and even does a favor for Diana's frind Supergirl in gratitude.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Morgana's rumored to be the daughter of Morgaine Le Fay and so powerful her own legendary mother fears what an unchecked Morgana may do. Morgana for her part, backs these rumors up. Morgana also has dark red hair and light green eyes the same shade of her cat's.
  • Smug Super: Diana goads Morgana into helping her and Supergirl by claiming any magic user who could beat Supergirl might be more powerful than Morgana herself. Morgana is eager to educate Diana on what a real spell caster can do and even more so when she realizes she was after the man anyway.
  • Squishy Wizard: Morgana's ability to affect the world with magic is a lot more powerful than her physical body otherwise. It does not matter a whole lot though, as she encounters the Earth One Diana, after she lost her powers and before she's completed her training with I-Ching. Considering Morgana's cardiovascular shape, close quarters combat skill and the fact she's just as tall as Diana and Supergirl, the only person who really makes Morgana look "squishy" is Supergirl.
  • The Mentally Disturbed: I-Ching diagnoses Morgana with manic depressive disorder, lamenting that the psychological condition was discovered too late to adequately treat her.
  • The Worf Effect: She basically wreaks havok for an entire issue to show how powerful I-Ching's magic is when he nullifys her powers. However, I-Ching can't undo all of Morgana's spells, admitting that she's still more powerful than he is, in some ways.
  • White-and-Grey Morality: Everything Morgana does in her initial appearance is either meant to be helpful, or be a temporary change for her own amusement. She proves more ignorant and immature than actively malicious. Then it turns out Morgana's after the same criminal Supergirl is and becomes friends with her and Diana.
  • Who Dares?: Basically Morgana's Catchphrase, as she's never happy about being summoned to Earth.


    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 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.

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


A Kythotaur who serves as the chef at the Themysciran Embassy.

Race: Kythotaur
First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 2 #195. (2003)
Created By: Greg Rucka · Drew Johnson
Universes: New Earth, Prime Earth, DCAMU

  • 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.
  • Our Minotaurs Are Different: He is a Kythotaur, and built like his distant relation the Minotaur. The Minotaur resulted from cursed Interspecies Romance, while Kythotaurs are a naturally evolved...supernaturally evolved species.
  • Supreme Chef: He is a top quality chef with a specialty in vegetarian dishes.

    Lyta Trevor / Fury I 
Fury I
AKA: Hippolyta "Lyta" Trevor-Hall

Originally Fury was Hippolyta "Lyta" Trevor, the daughter of Earth II's 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.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman (Vol 1) #300. (1983)
Created By: Roy Thomas · Dann Thomas · Ross Andru
Universes: Earth-One, Earth-Two, Earth-2, Generations

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.
  • Child Prodigy: Just like her mother Lyta turns out to be a prodigy in Amazon Supernatural Martial Arts and "Brain Power", capable of playfully lifting dozens of times her own weight as a child.
  • Depending on the Artist: Officially Pre Crisis Earth Two Fury is supposed to be more musclar than her mother as a young adult, but good luck finding any art that shows it.
  • 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.
  • The Empath: She can tell when those who have a close relationship with her are feeling pain.
  • Expy
    • Fury is basically the Pre Crisis Earth Two counterpart of Donna Troy. This Earth Two does have a Donna Troy, but she is successfully saved by firefighters and adopted to a domestic family, having no connection to Wonder Woman and the amazons. On the New 52 version of Earth Two, Fury's first name is Donna instead of Lyta, and she has black hair like Diana...and Donna Troy.
    • Fury's first and most commonly worn outfit is based on the most common one worn by X-Men and The Avengers character Scarlet Witch.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Asymmetry tends to be the most noticeable aspect of Fury's costumes.
  • Happily Married: To Hector Hall, until his untimely demise.
  • Master of None: Fury is powerful compared to the average amazon but is much less so than Power Girl. Fury is strong but Hourman is stronger...for an hour. Fury can talk to other species of animal but Brainwave II has outright telepathy. Fury can glide on air currents but Jade, Obsidian and Northwind can fly.
  • Not Quite Flight: She learns to glide on air currents, something her mother cannot do, but her mother's Earth One counterpart can.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Fury is one of the strongest amazons on Earth 2, but she's still a distant second to her mother, only being half as strong, fast and tough at best. Faster than Mercury and stronger than Hercules she aint, and she doesn't have a magic lasso or invisible jet either. Unlike her biological mother Fury can glide on air currents, however.
  • Ret-Gone: The Fury who was the Daughter of Diana and Steve Trevor was erased by Crisis On Infinite Earths. Technically she's been brought back three to five times as several writers have penned tales reversing the events of the crisis, but no one has been interested in using the original Lyta Trevor.


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.

Race: Khund
First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 2 #67. (1992)
Created By: William Messner-Loebs · Paris Cullins
Universes: New Earth

  • 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.


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.

Race: Velosian
First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 2 #67. (1992)
Created By: William Messner-Loebs · Paris Cullins
Universes: New Earth

  • 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.
  • Punctuation Shaker: 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.

The Chosen One

In the post Flashpoint continuity where Diana is claimed to be Zeus' daughter he is son of Hippolyta and Zeus and Diana’s twin brother, sperated at birth. Not to be confused with Diana's twin sister Nubia, seperated at "birth" from earlier continuities.

Race: Demi-God
First Appearance: Justice League Wonder Woman Vol 2 #50. (2016)
Created By: Geoff Johns · Jason Fabok
Universes: Prime Earth

  • Always Second Best: Jason seems impossibly powerful at first, but then his dad Zeus shows up to defend him and Diana from Darkseid, and it turns out they've both got a long way to go before they can match dad. Darkseid then springs a trap he had prepared for Zeus, one Jason and Diana weren't worth triggering.
  • Ambiguously Bi: When Diana meets Jason she asks if he has a boyfriend, girlfriend, wife or husband. Jason merely replies that he has "lovers". It becomes less ambiguous, as Jason moves into Diana's apartment and hosts wild parties that prove he'll take pretty much anyone who will have him.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: After realizing he was deceived by Grail, Jason decides to make amnends by moving in with Diana and helping her in anyway he can. On the battlefield he is just barely helpful, and in domestic life he is less than that to the point he genuinely angers his older sister. All the same, Diana is furious when her mind altered friend Vanessa Kapatelis nearly kills Jason, and genuienly sad when he moves out with an apology letter for being so useless.
  • Arch-Enemy: Jason's first true enemies were The Deep Six. Darkseid and King Best are arguably more powerful enemies, and The Dark Fates are undeniably so. Silver Swan came closer to killing him than she ever did, but Jason's most hated enemy is nonetheless Grail, who manipulated him into helping her kill his brother and father figure Hercules, and nearly did the same with his sister Diana. This is onesided, as Grail views Jason as insignificant and did not kill him in his sleep right away because Darkseid saw something in Jason worth saving. By constrast, Grail was all too eager to kill Hercules and Perseus in honorable battles.
  • Blow You Away: Jason has a particular affinity for "air". He is able to interfere with aerobic respiration in those around him, with up windstorms that tear down virtually all standing in his line of sight and raise up tsunamis purely from atmospheric activity.
  • Consummate Liar: Jason uses his armor to duplicate the mannerisms of Dolos, god of deception. With this he is able to fool Diana, five gods from the Dark Matter Multiverse and even three Fates from that same multiverse despite their ability to see the future. Luckily for Diana Jason's lying for her sake, determined to get the gods out of his multiverse and out of his sister's life.
  • Curbstomp Battle: The first fight between Diana and Jason is quick and onesided in Jason's favor. Their second fight is more of the same, only it's in Diana's favor, as without the element of surprise Jason's more combat applicable powers do not make up for his lack of combat skill and instincts. Getting brushed aside and nearly killed by Silver Swan, whom Diana has to save him from, is more than Jason's ego can take, and he decides to leave Diana's life so she has one less burden to carry.
  • Driven by Envy: Glaucus and Hercules advised Jason not to use his demi god powers unless he absolutely had to, in order to avoid attention from the dangers of the DCU, Jerk Ass Gods chief among them. Instead of learning from Hercules's story in particular Jason instead picked fights with pretty much every perceived threat he came across in order to prove he was just as capable as his Warrior Princess sister Diana. This escalated in adulthood when Diana became the world famous Wonder Woman and culminated in Jason beating up Diana herself.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: Jason can convert every molecule in his body into water vapor and other atmospheric gasses, temperature and pressure be damned. Doing so, Jason can even evade the supposedly Always Accurate Attack that is Darkseid's Omega Effect.
  • Explaining Your Powers to the Enemy: During his first meeting with Diana, Jason shifts the conversation away from his well being and lifestyle to what godly gifted powers she has that he might share. Diana happily tells them all, not yet realizing Jason is an enemy until he decides she's really not that special and attacks.
  • Fake Defector: Jason pretends to serve King Best and four other gods of The Dark Matter Multiverse in order to save his world from them. He later becomes a fake follower of Dark Matter Fates when they cross over into the know matter multiverse after Wonder Woman establishes a Themysicran Embassy and they dislike the reconcillation they forsee it sowing.
  • Flying Brick: Jason can fly in several different ways, but most commonly imitates Diana's, method and is capable of keeping pace with her. Jason was also strong enough to knock out The Minotaur with one punch as a child and has gotten into fights with New Gods without immediately being reduced to dust in the wind.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Diana of Themyscira is the greatest warrior among a tribe of warriors. She goes on to represent them among an inferior world of mortals that she regularly defends from other worldly dangers as the beloved Wonder Woman. Jason is a fisherman who is not quite famous for almost stopping some sea monsters. He longs to be as loved as his sister. That is until he learns to appreciate the love his family has for him through his sister.
  • Happily Adopted: "Happy" is a bit of a stretch, as Jason grew up resenting his sister growing up as a Warrior Princess on an island populated by inhumanly powerful warriors while he came up as a nobody among mortal seamen, but Jason does love his father figures Glaucus and Heracles.
  • Healing Factor: Jason passes out from blood and air loss after Silver Swan slits his throat, but then he wakes up with nothing but a scar on his neck. A scar that quickly starts to fade.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He starts out as a petty rival to Diana but becomes her earnest supporter after seeing the depraved individuals she strives to protect the world from for himself.
  • Hero of Another Story: Jason has been picking fights with perceived threats as soon as he discoved he was gifted with supernatural powers as a demigod while Diana had been going on her own adventures. Jason's actions were rarely "heroic" however. After meeting Diana Jason has tasked himself with keeping gods and then Fates from the Dark Matter Multiverse out of his multiverse altogether and out of his sister's life in particular.
  • Heroes Fight Bare Handed: Jason has been fighting monsters with little more than his closed fist since childhood. When he really wants something dead Jason grabs his spear, but for the most part Jason does not kill his enemies so he's usually got nothing in his hands.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Jason legitimately had no prior knowledge of Darkseid, The Deep Six or Grail, so he can be forgiven for assuming the strange woman aiding him "against" stranger sea monsters was on his side. When he lead her to his brother Hercules to "borrow" some of his energy and she claimed Hercules's death was an accident though, Jason really should have caught on that something was wrong. It's not until Jason sees Darkseid and Grail going to work on Diana that he realizes she's going to die to and that Grail has been lying to him.
  • I Call It "Vera": Jason owns a seemingly unbreakable spear modeled after the one wielded by goddess of the hunt Artemis. He calls it "Poly", after his mother.
  • Incompletely Trained: Glaucus wasn't qualified to train a demi god who won the Super Power Lottery like Jason, and Hercules did not put too much effort into it, believing it would be better for Jason if he did not draw attention to himself. They did not even explain to Jason what his powers were, Jason figured out most of them on his own, and though his powers are impressive he proves to be far less effective in battle than his competently trained and more experienced sister Diana.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Jason doesn't think Diana's powers are so wonderful compared to his own and eager to prove it at first. At the same time he believes Diana has earned the right to be called a Wonder Woman from the strength of her character, which he is unsure he'll show when put under pressure.
  • Legacy Seeker: Jason is convinced Diana will leave behind a lasting legacy of greatness an initially fantasizes of doing so himself. After a few adventures involving hostile gods, a killer cyborg and peace hating Fates Jason only cares about taking care of his family, deciding that will be legacy enough.
  • Mundane Utility: Jason primarily uses The Armor of Zeus, capable of duplicating one ability or attribute from any god in the Greco-Roman pantheon at a make smarter decisions through the Wisdom of Athena, better descern the feelings of his family through the love of Hestia and mislead those that would harass his sister with the lying skills of Dolos.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Jason is forever remorseful for inadverdently helping Grail kill one of his father figures in Hercules and almost helping Darkseid subject Diana to the same fate.
  • My Suit Is Also Super: When Gods from the Dark Multiverse break into the multiverse we follow and start corrupting people suffering crises of faith, mostly driving them to kill Wonder Woman, Zeus sends Diana a special suit of armor that Jason accidentally intercepts. It lets him take on one attribute or ability from anyone one member of the Greco-Roman pantheon. He can take on Demeter's tracking ability or Fertile Feet, but not both at once. Jason can also bolster demi-god powers he already has, like taking on the speed of Hermes to greatly out pace Diana, who he can already keep up with, or the strength of Heracles to increase his already great strength. What Jason can't do is convince the armor to let someone else use it, due to tampering form unspecified members of The Olympus Twelve who didn't want Diana to have it and were thrilled to see Jason get in the way. Realizing he is an idiot being played by forces beyond him, Jason mainly spams "Wisdom Of Athena" in hopes he can make better decisions with it going forward.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Hippolyta and Glaucus named Jason after the captain of the Argonauts.
  • Older Than They Look: Jason is younger than Diana, but he's still over a hundred years old, and while Diana looks like a fully mature woman he still looks like an older teen.
  • Parental Abandonment: Hippolyta gave Jason up for adoption, as to be expected of an Amazon, and Zeus is a legardy for having much greater interest in loving women than taking care of the children they produce. Zeus does arrive to save his son, when he learns Jason and Diana are being threatened by Darkseid, but he makes no effort to bond with or teach his son anything once that problem is resolved. Hippolyta does form a positive connection with Jason, but he still has to make the effor to seek her out first.
  • Shock and Awe: Jason can generate electral currents in his body independent of his nervous system and electrocute people from miles away.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Jason is out to humble Diana and prove his worth to the world. He's not out to see her seriously harmed, however, and turns against Grail and Darkseid to save her, forgetting his rivalry in the process.
  • Successful Sibling Syndrome: Jason technically has several more successful siblings, but the shadow he is most bothered by is the one cast by his sister of the same mother, Diana of Themyscira. Jason is conflicted internally, both wishing for the chance to prove to the public he can be just as great as she is and terrified of the prospect of going through what she has.
  • Super-Breath: Jason can store in and expell inhuman amounts of air from his lungs with the force of the worst wind storms.
  • Super-Toughness: Jason gets utterly thrashed by Diana in their second fight, but quickly returns to action with no lasting injuries.
  • The Chosen One: The Amazon Myrina sought out and seduced Darkseid for the purpose of giving birth to a child that could one day kill Darkseid and prevent the events of Amazons Attacked. Then Hippolyta gave birth to Jason and Myrina realized her efforts were in vein, concluding he would be the one to save Themyscira rather than Grail. Jason indeed does come to fight against Darkseid, and Grail's existence just makes things harder for him.
  • The Poorly Chosen One: When gods from the Dark Matter Multiverse intrude into the multiverse his children live in, due to a poorly worded prayer of Diana's, Zeus takes pity on her and fashions her a suit of armor that can duplicate an aspect of every god in the Greco-Roman pantheon, knowing the Dark Matter gods won't be grateful to her giving them entry. Unfortunately Jason gets in the way as the Armor of Zeus is speeding towards Diana's posisition and unspecified members of The Olympus Twelve conspire to make sure the armor bonds to Jason and is bound to serving only Jason from then on out. By this point Jason has no delusions about Diana being more qualified for the armor, especially since the very existence of the Dark Matter Multiverse is the fault of The Monitors and The Hands. Diana's gaffe is something she was never warned about while Jason has made many more stupid mistakes that simply didn't cause as much damage because he was just lucky enough existence doesn't work that way. Unfortunately he can't give away the armor, so Jason has to use it to help Diana or let it go to waste.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Jason's demi god powers are flat out superior to Diana's. Jason also claims to have been trained by Hercules, but after Diana observes him in battle a couple of times she becomes throghouly unimpressed and tasks Steve Trevor with teaching Jason how to better defend himself, as she is too preoccupied with the coming extirpation of Themyscira to do so herself.
  • Weather Manipulation: Earth's weather is largely Jason's to command, particularly when it comes to the winds and to electrical activity. The liquid and solid aspects are harder for him to grasp.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Most of Jasons's familial and envy issues could have been solved by sending him to live with the Gargarean Tribe, as Amazons usually did in Classical Mythology in the event they gave birth to a boy. But the Gargareans have barely existed throughout most of DC's publication history, and Rebirth has proven no different.

    "Julia"/The Daxamite 
Julia/The Daxamite

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.

Race: Daxamite
First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 2 #68. (1992)
Created By: William Messner-Loebs · Paris Cullins
Universes: New Earth

  • 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.

    Lyta Milton 
Hippolyta "Lyta" Milton

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.

Race: Demi-god
First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 2 #84. (1994)
Created By: William Messner-Loebs
Universes: New Earth

  • 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.
  • Deflector Shields: She can block off Superman if she so chooses.
  • 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.
  • Mage Marksman: Lyta has some of her mother's magical powers and is trained in use of the bow and arrow.
  • One-Steve Limit: She is one of three Hippolytas included on this very page and is a definite aversion.
  • Ret-Gone: As of Flashpoint and with the different histories of both Circe and Ares in New 52 and DC Rebirth, it is unlikely she exists in the new continuity.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Taking after her father, she can seemingly sport red-eyes when she wishes.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Lyta has been gifted with a lot more natural power than her mother, but she has neither Circe's skills in magic, knowledge in spells nor Circe's willingness to make deals with goddesses and devils to increase her power, making her much less effective in most combat situations.

    Nol Lapp 
The Durlan/Nol Lapp
Her true form.

Once I was your slave
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.

Race: Durlan
First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 2 #66. (1992)
Created By: William Messner-Loebs · Paris Cullins
Universes: New Earth

  • 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.

Ronno is one of the mer-folk who live in the ocean off the coast of Paradise Island. He's had an unreciprocated crush on Diana since they were teenagers.
Race: Mer-Folk/Atlantean
First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 1 #107. (1959)
Created By: Robert Kanigher · Ross Andru · Mike Esposito
Universes: Earth-One, Earth-124.1

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: His hair is brown as Mer-Boy but in his later appearances as Mer-Man he becomes blond.
  • Distressed Dude: Frequently has to be saved by Diana due to his recklessness and helplessness on land.
  • Ear Fins: Ronno has ear fins rather than pointed humanoid ones, especially as drawn in the out of continuity Impossible Tales.
  • Graceful in Their Element: He's very competent in water and can swim and fight well. However, lacking legs, he is clumsy on land and can only hop on his fin.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: Pretty-boy merman. He also has knee joints in his tail and can stand up and hop around on land.
  • Ret-Gone: As Diana's time as Wonder Girl was erased from continuity even before Donna was made to be the first Wonder Girl even Ronno's adventures with Wonder Girl that weren't "Impossible Tales" were erased from continuity.
  • Spell My Name With An S: His name is spelled alternatly as Ronno and Renno, by the same writing and editing team.
  • Sudden Name Change: Is known as Ronno the Mer-boy in his youth but becomes Manno the Mer-man as an adult.
  • Tailfin Walking: Ronno is commonly depicted standing up on his fins when on land. However, he doesn't walk, he hops.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Well, hopping and swimming as Ronno can't walk, but he never once wears a shirt and doesn't own any.


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.

Race: Dominator
First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 2 #68. (1992)
Created By: William Messner-Loebs · Paris Cullins
Universes: New Earth

  • 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.


Trope Codifier for the Barbarian Hero, created by Robert E. Howard in 1932. In 2017, Dark Horse comics and DC had a cross-over miniseries written by Gail Simone, where an amnesiac Wonder Woman is transported to the Hyborian Age and meets the World's Most Famous Barbarian. It was the last Conan comic Dark Horse published before the rights were bought back by Marvel, who previously had them from the 70s to the 90s.

  • 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.
  • 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.

Alternative Title(s): Etta Candy, Nubia, Steve Trevor