"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.
- Ambiguously Gay: Some (Io) more than others.
- Nothing ambiguous about it, it's (now) canon that the majority if not all of the Amazons are either lesbian or bisexual and that Io was in love with Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman's own bisexuality has only been hinted at though, at least so far
- 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 so their names were incredibly varied, including Althea, Diana, Fatsis, Gerta, Hippolyta, Mala, Metala, Orana and Zoe.
- Cerebus Retcon: Under DC Rebirth, the New 52 versions of the Amazons and Hippolyta have been revealed as fakes created as part of some elaborate attempt to rewrite Diana's past.
- Darker and Edgier: The New 52 Amazon society seemed far cruder and rougher than past versions, and they propagated throughout the centuries by kidnapping and raping sailors. The Amazons would dispose of any infants unlucky enough to be born male. Subverted, as this version of history was revealed to be fake in Rebirth.
- Failure Is the Only Option: As lampshaded by Wonder Woman, since their existence the Amazons have made mistake after mistake which inevitably caused them to fail in their mission of bringing peace to the world. When they were first created, they decided to cloister themselves away after becoming disgusted with the violence of men despite their whole existence being to show them the ways of peace and love. After the Amazon Queen allowed Heracles and his men into their kingdom and his eventual rapacious betrayal of their nation, they chose to kill their oppressors in a rage despite being explicitly told by the Gods who created and freed them not to do so. Then after splitting up and eventually being tasked to guard Cottus, they chose to build their island into a utopia for themselves and completely abandoned their mission for centuries.
- Lady Land: Whether men are even allowed on the island is a question that is answered in different ways over the years. (The typical answer is "No, unless Wonder Woman invites them". Also, there are occasional jokes about what the Amazons do for fun on an island inhabited only by women...
- Proud Scholar Race Guy: (Pre-Crisis) The Amazons of Paradise Island often came off this way. They had developed a range of impressive tech including having their own space worthy fleet before any other nation on earth had made it into orbit, invisible aircraft and incredible medical advances but generally didn't share any of these advances with their supposed allied nations like the United States.
- Proud Warrior Race Girl: (Post-Crisis) The Bana tribe, who are far more combative than their Themysciran sisters, place a lot of emphasis and pride on their skills as warriors.
- Public Domain Character: The Amazons (not specific Amazons) and their queen Hippolyta are all Older Than Feudalism.
- Rape as Backstory: Post-Crisis Perez made this part of the backstory of all the Amazons besides Wondy who was born later; they were made sex slaves by Hercules and his men and only received Themyscira after they fought their way free, with the caveat that they couldn't seek revenge and had to swear themselves to a lifestyle of peace to get their safehaven.
- Straw Feminist: In a few stories, much to the annoyance of the fans... don't even mention Amazons Attack!.
- 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.
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.
Specific iterations of this character on other character sheets include:
- Action Mom: Never mind the fact that Diana is an adult...
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Was originally black-haired like her daughter in the Golden Age, then blonde after the Silver Age reboot in the 1950's, then became black-haired again after the Crisis on Infinite Earths reboot in the 1980s, went back to blonde again after the New 52 reboot, then returned to black in Rebirth. Was blonde in Justice League but dark-haired in the direct-to-video movie.
- An Axe to Grind: Most often uses a great axe in battle.
- All Amazons Want Hercules: In her case she was attracted to Hercules himself before he betrayed her and turned her and her people into sex slaves. When Hercules was initially redeemed and had a HeelFace Turn, she expressed that she still had attraction for him despite everything he did to her and gave him a kiss before Hercules left for Olympus. Also, when she was in the JSA, Ted Grant, pretty much the embodiment of the gruff masculinity of his time. In the New 52 she slept with The King of the Gods, Zeus, though these versions of Hippolyta and Zeus were later revealed as fakes.
- The Atoner: Hippolyta's stint as her daughter's replacement was part of her penance for inadvertently causing Diana's death in the first place. (She had an Amazon sorceress cast a spell to transfer some of Diana's power to Artemis, and never had the spell reversed.) She later started to enjoy the role. She becomes one again after the Amazons Attack!, where she is punished for her hand in the death of thousands in Washington D.C., and is punished to serve alone on Themyscira as it's only resident as penance and to rebuilt Amazon culture from the ground up.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: She is the queen of the Amazons, so you have to expect she'd be just as badass as the others.
- Ax-Crazy: When she's written badly or lets her wrathful temper get the best of her, most famously in Amazons Attack!. It's noted during her tenure as Wonder Woman when she fought with only a sword instead of a lasso and was described as more conscientious, less warlike, and considerate of civilians than Artemis, but less pacifistic and merciful than Diana considering she had no code against killing and didnt think twice about chopping off a mans arm to disarm him.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Though it depends on the writer. Her past usually consists of being a Sex Slave.
- 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.
- Good Parents: When written right, Hippolyta is a caring, supportive mother to Diana.
- The High Queen: The ruler of Themiscyra, who's held in awe.
- Immortal Ruler: Is usually depicted as the first and only ruler of 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.
- Lady of War: No matter what iteration of Polly is in play her past is always as a graceful but brutally dangerous leader of a people who fought in many wars during the Bronze Age.
- The Leader: Hippolyta was a born leader and strategist and is excellent in the arts of persuasion and diplomacy.
- Legacy Character: After Diana died and ascended to godhood, Hippolyta became Wonder Woman in her place. She traveled back in time to fight alongside the Justice Society, long before Diana's time, making her kind of the first Wonder Woman and making Diana a legacy heroine herself. This idea was ignored by subsequent writers and done away with when DC rebooted its history during the New 52.
- Mama Bear: When she's written right. She presented a deconstruction of the trope when she manipulated Wonder Woman into giving up her title and sacrificing an unknowing and loyal Artemis to prevent a prophecy about her daughter's death as Wonder Woman from coming true.
- 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.
- Parents as People: She was very obstinate when asked to give up the mantle of Wonder Woman by her daughter since she enjoyed the freedom and adventure that she experienced and wanted to follow her dreams instead of being tied down as a queen and mother. It became so extreme she forced the position of rulers unto her daughters so she could continue playing the superhero, despite being consistently warned her own kingdom was approaching civil war and unrest without firm leadership.
- Royal Inbreeding: Her father Ares is obviously the result of some since his parents are Zeus and Hera, who are brother and sister. In the New 52 Hippolyta decides to join in the family tradition by screwing her grandfather Zeus, a relationship that results in Diana.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: She isn't above getting her hands dirty (and, in one bit of comics continuity, was Wonder Woman during World War II).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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, or with Artemis Crock, who started out as the villainous Tigress before being made famous as a young hero in Young Justice.
Artemis appears in:Comic Books:
- Wonder Woman Vol 2 (1994-2006)
- The Contest (1994)
- Artemis: Reqiuem (1996)
- Wonder Woman Vol 3 (2006-2010)
- Amazons Attack! (2007)
- Wonder Woman: Odyssey (2010-2011)
- Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016-2020)
- Wonder Woman (Rebirth) (2017-2021)
- Wonder Woman (Infinite Frontier) (2021 - ongoing)
- Trial Of The Amazons (2022)
- Artemis: Wanted (2022)
- Flashpoint (2011)
- Wonder Woman: Earth One (2016) Earth 1
- Sensational Wonder Woman (2021)
- Wonder Woman: Black and Gold (2021)
- Wonder Woman (2017) played by Anne Wolfe
- 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 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 really stick out when she's with her tribe.
- An Axe to Grind: In Rebirth she has a giant god forged battle axe she names Mistress.
- 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: Has some working knowledge of demonic sorcery after her time in Hell.
- Blood Knight: She absolutely loves a good fight.
- 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 lest 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.
- Dark-Skinned Redhead: She is occasionally depicted this way. Namely in Wonder Woman Annual Volume 2, Wonder Woman: Earth One, Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular and Becky Cloonan's run.
- 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, brass 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 and these views never lead her to want to kill them just for being men. Something that, arguably, the "good" amazons want deep down, she is visibly disturbed when Hippolyta declares war on the US and starts massacring all the men in Amazons Attack.
- Expy: Of 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 was killed in the line of duty. Unlike Artemis, Orana was not resurrected.
- Fiery Redhead: Redhead with a well-deserved reputation for jumping into things half-cocked, and loudly with a particular love of a good fight.
- Flanderization: Mixed with Adaptational Nationality and Adaptational Villainy. Though always a fiery red head and blood knight, some stories (Smallvill, Wonder Woman 2009, Wonder Woman Earth One) make her a Themysciran Amazon instead with the Bana's being adapted out. Ironically, in these iterations she is portrayed as taking her misandristic views farther than her mainstream counterpart. Between wanting to outright kill any man she see's at best (Smallville, WW 2009) to wanting to wage war to wipe them all out at worst (Earth One).
- The Good Chancellor: Eventually becomes one of two joint leaders of Themyscira with Philippus 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.
- 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 introduced.
- Impossibly Cool Weapon: Her 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ms. Fanservice: Her tenure as Wonder Woman had in her what was probably the skimpiest the Wonder Woman costume ever been 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 a multiplier in a fight.
- Nineties Antihero: 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.
- 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; and Artemiz a Female Fury who first appeared in John Ostrander's Suicide Squad.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: The Bana prize fighting skills above all else and Artemis is one of their best fighters.
- Rapunzel Hair: To a ridiculous extent, almost to Starfire levels in some panels and beyond in others where it makes no sense that she's able to walk around without at least a foot of it dragging on the ground.
- Hilariously parodied here.
- 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 currently.
- Retgone: At the start of the New 52, Artemis was replaced by a similar-looking Amazon named Aleka, who was actually much more crueler 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.
- Sai Guy: One of her preferred weapons are a pair of sai.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Was this to Orana as mentioned above. Has one in Aleka from the New 52 Wonder Woman run.
- Token Heroic Orc: One of the only Bana characters to ever be portrayed positively.
- Tom Boy 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.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Eventually becomes this with Diana.
- 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.
- 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.
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).
- Authority Equals 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.
- Determinator: Getting an arrow through the chest doesn't stop her from saving her Queen from The Circle's treachery.
- Dreadlock Warrior: Most often seen with dreads.
- Fight Clubbing: She was the grand champion of the Victor's Circle, a secret Themysciran unarmed fighting ring, for 200 straight years.
- Gender-Blender Name: Philippus is traditionally a man's name.
- The Good Chancellor: Eventually becomes one of two joint leaders of Themyscira after Hippolyta steps down and dissolves the monarchy.
- Interservice Rivalry: Head of the General Guard, harbored (warranted) suspicions toward Hippolyta's personal bodyguards, The Circle.
- Lady of War: Not quite as regal or graceful as Hippolyta, but still shows shades of this as a consummate warrior woman.
- 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: Phillppus took an active role in raising Diana, essentially serving as a second mother to her.
- The Captain: Her role as Hippolyta's general.
- Retgone: Post-Flashpoint, Philippus was erased from the DCU and seemingly replaced by a similar looking Amazon named Dessa. Post-Rebirth, it's revealed Philippus is still an Amazon and was actually living on the real version of Themyscira alongside Hippolyta, whom she is now in a physical relationship with.
- The Rival: To the much more dangerous captain of the guard Alkyone, whose radical views led her to attempt to murder Diana.
- Serious Business: Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman shows Philippus treating organizing a party like a military operation, shouting orders and directing Amazons as though the situation is far more serious than it is. She still finds time to flirt with Hippolyta, who finds the whole thing endearing.
- Token Minority: Not the only black Amazon, but is the only one with any significant panel time.
High Priestess and oracle of the Amazons. Frequently predicts disaster and very rarely foresees any good news. Menalippe is one of Wonder Woman's three maternal aunts.
- Crisis of Faith: Of all the Amazons, it is she who most deeply worries that the gods may have forsaken them. Fortunately, they haven't.
- Death by Adaptation: Her post-Flashpoint version is killed as soon as she's introduced by an Amazon who bore a child of Darkseid's.
- Dumb Blonde: She's not the sharpest tool in the shed...
- Fainting Seer: Sudden onset visions have a tendency to knock her out.
- High Priestess: She is the High Priestess of the Amazons who worship the Greek pantheon and is in particular dedicated to Apollo who has granted her powers as a seer.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Gives her life to save Hippolyta from Circe's attack during War of the Gods.
- Infallible Babble: Sometimes. Accompanied by Throat Light and Glowing Eyes of Doom.
- Lipstick Lesbian: Same as her girlfriend, Penelope.
- Mad Oracle: Seeing the future is not good for her sanity.
- Mystical Waif: Oddly scrawny for an Amazon, and gifted with magical powers.
- Public Domain Character: Menalippe is an Amazon from mythology, sister to Hippolyta, Penthesilea and Antiope who in the original myths was taken hostage by Hercules to force Hippolyta to give up her girdle.
- Waif Prophet: Quite scrawny for an Amazon and their oracle.
An Amazon blacksmith with a huge crush on Diana.
- All Love Is Unrequited: She's got it bad for the princess. Diana seems to notice, but simply isn't interested.
- The Blacksmith: She is the premier blacksmith on Themyscira, and is even addressed as "Blacksmith" by Ares.
- Cannot Spit It Out: She'd like to confess her feelings to the princess, but she's too nervous to do it.
- Drop the Hammer: While she's used swords in fights, most remarkably when she garnered some goodwill with Ares when she surprised him with a stab wound from a blade he himself had blessed, she's more often got a hammer on hand.
- Forging Scene: Creates a suit of armor for her princess.
- Gentle Giant: Huge even for an Amazon, but she's a total sweetheart.
- It's What I Do: During a time where the gods forbade the presence of weapons on Paradise Island, Io persisted in crafting blades knowing they would instantly disappear upon completion. Why? Because it's her job.
- My Greatest Failure: Io is devastated when Ares easily defeats her and takes Lyta.
- 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.
- Shrinking Violet: She's fairly shy and reserved.
- 24-Hour Armor: Aella is pretty much always wearing at least some of her armor and is never seen without it.
- Character Death: She is killed in the battle she started against the Bana.
- Conflict Ball: While she might have voiced concerns about such things as Themyscira rejoining the world stage she accepted the vote without hesitation and was not even implied to be one of the few who voted against it. That she was so opposed to the Bana being on the island after being alright if wary of welcoming others is quite the stretch.
- Lady Legionnaire Wear: Her armor includes three-tiered pteruges, which actually reach the tops of her knees and are worn over other clothes like proper historical pteruges.
- Parrot Pet Position: Her falcon is usually found perched on her shoulder.
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)
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Much like Hippolyta, her hair color changes depending on the universe. She's usually blonde but was a redhead in The Legend of Wonder Woman (2016).
- 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.
- 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.
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: Her post-Crisis incarnation looks almost exactly Diana save for her blonde hair.
- 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.
- 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.
A touted Amazonian surgeon, who is the first to run to the Themysciran Embassy when news of any of Diana's more serious injuries reaches Themyscira.
- Dr. Jerk: Carrisa is well known for her sharp tongue and judgmental nature.
- The Medic: She's usually the one Diana and the other Amazons turn to when they need to get patched up after Epione's mysterious unaddressed vanishing from the books.
- Sacrificial Lion: Killed in the OMAC attack on Themyscira to prove just how dangerous the things are, even to the Amazons.
- Bling of War: Like most Amazon warriors Euboea has had centuries to refine and modify her kit, and hers is gold plated with delicate etchings and other decor with a red cape and a red plume on the helmet.
- Cool Helmet: Her helmet is pretty unique as Amazon helmets go, since she's added short horns reminiscent of Ares' own dark helm.
- Iconic Item: Euboea is never seen without her headband, though colorists can't seem to decide if it's yellow or orange.
- Token Minority: Euboea is usually the only Amazon with East-Asian features, and is definitely the only one with a name and repeat appearances.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: She was traditionally a brunette but has become a blonde in Post-Flashpoint appearances. Her orange headband is also pink now.
- 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.
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 Reformation Island, working with the inmates to try to improve their actions to a more moral set.
- 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.
Part of the Themysciran council who has dedicated her long life to learning and is one of the first to support the idea of reconnecting, at least on a small scale, with the outside world. She is the Amazon's chief librarian and historian.
- Badass Teacher: She's an Amazon who has spent centuries honing her craft as both a historian and warrior.
- Depending on the Artist: Mnemosyne has been drawn as a blonde and a brunette.
- Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: The effect is sometimes a bit ruined in the coloring stage as her rings often end up the same color as her skin but she wears more jewelry than most Amazons, including multiple rings and a silver headband.
- Meaningful Name: She is named after the Titan mother of memory, who later became a supporting character to Donna Troy.
- Milking the Giant Cow: She makes a lot of gestures with her hands during her speeches and proclamations.
- One Steve Limit: She's not only named after Mnemosyne the Titan she even calls herself the "mother of memory" at one point, which is the Titan's title.
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.
Nubia appears in:Comic Books:
- Wonder Woman Vol 1 (1973-1985)
- Wonder Woman Vol 2 (1999-2002)
- Wonder Woman Vol 5 (2019-ongoing)
- Nubia and The Amazons (2021-2022)
- Trial Of The Amazons (2022)
- Nubia: Queen of the Amazons (2022)
- Final Crisis (2009) Earth 23
- Wonder Woman '77 (1977-2017)
- Wonder Woman: Earth One (2016) Earth 1
- Wonder Woman: Black and Gold (2021)
- Nubia: Future State (2021)
- Nubia: Real One (2021)
- Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons
Live Action TV:
Tropes associated with Nubia include:
- Affirmative Action Legacy: The second Wonder Woman (not counting Orana who died on day one), and the only black person to ever have the mantle.
- Artificial Family Member: In Pre-Crisis, Nubia was created the same way Diana was and was Hippolyta's second daughter.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Engagement Challenge: Nubia fights one of the other Floating Islanders for her own hand in marriage in Wonder Woman #205.
- Fight Clubbing: She holds the record for most knockout victories within the secret fighting ring on Themyscira called the Victor's Circle.
- Flying Brick: L. L. McKinney stated in an interview she restored Nubia's powerset, which was equal to Diana's with a few tweaks. As such she has flight, super strength and nigh-invulnerability.
- Hero of Another Story: When she was Nu'Bia in 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.
- Long-Lost Relative: When she was first introduced, Nubia was this to Diana.
- 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.
- Only One Name: Nubia has no last name in her non-Wonder Woman identity that we know of.
- 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.
- 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.
- There Can Be Only One: The plot surrounding Diana and Nubia's first meeting. 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.
- Unrelated in the Adaptation: There's been about as many Nubia incarnations that aren't Diana's sister as there are where she is.
- 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.
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.
- Dark-Skinned Redhead: She has sub-Saharan features and dark red hair. It doesn't appear to be her natural color as when she starts covering her hair after accepting that Themyscira will no longer continue to be a hidden isolationist city state the fringes are black.
- Does Not Like Men: She doesn't necessarily hate men, but she's been victimized at the hands of too many men to ever trust one again and is distraught at the mere idea of having to see any on Themyscira.
- 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.
A new version of Orana was re-introduced into Wonder Woman comics in 2020, now depicted as the guardian of Themyscria's armory.
- Fiery Redhead: The original one of the Amazons.
- 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.
The Amazon's chief architect following the death of Consivia. She has interest in the ways architectural design has developed the world over while also wanting to preserve the aesthetic Consivia created on Themyscira.
- Color-Coded Characters: Timandra always wears green.
- Dead Artists Are Better: She invokes this in a way, heaping praise for the design of Themysciran on her long deceased mentor.
- Humble Hero: She defers when anyone wants to praise her for aspects of Themysciran architectural design, instead claiming Consivia is responsible for the pleasing aesthetics of the island even though Timandra has been acting as an architect there for centuries.
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.
- The Ace: Steve is a high-flying, death-defying manly manbut 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. 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- MayflyDecember 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.
- Mr. Fanservice: Tall, blonde, muscular, and good-looking. Diana is a lucky woman.
- MuggleMage 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: 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.
- 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 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:
- 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.
- Ambiguously Gay: Pre-Crisis, Earth One (she's intrigued by Wonder Woman's stories of Themyscira, an island full of women, but is put off by their attitudes as it "spoil[s] [her] fantasy") and Rebirth. Subverted in recent stories, as she's portrayed as gay.
- Badass Normal: When Gail Simone is writing her. She manages to effectively blackmail Director Steel with his substance abuse habits in one of her first appearances.
- 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 islandattracts 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
For tropes specifically relating to the Golden Age version of this character under the pen of Charles Moulton see Characters. Wonder Woman 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.
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For tropes specifically relating to the Golden Age versions of these characters under the pen of Charles Moulton see Characters. Wonder Woman Earth-Two
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- Hollywood Nerd: George usually puts very little effort into her appearance beyond comfort and is a rather androgynous teen, save when she's cosplaying, but she's still a good-looking teen even out of cosplay, who of course wears glasses.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- Parental Substitute: Julia becomes a maternal figure for Diana when she's off the island. Hippolyta gets occasional bouts of jealously over the time Julia spends with her daughter.
A 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.
- 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.
A Russian cosmonaut Natasha Teranova was stranded on a malfunctioning space station when Wonder Woman was asked to rescue her in suspicious circumstances. After Wonder Woman arrived the mission was sabotaged and the two women were sent careening out of control through space where they were picked up and enslaved by the Sangtee Empire.
Natasha becomes part of Diana's high command when she starts a slave revolt that leads to an all out rebellion that forces the Sangtee Empire to abolish slavery.
- Childish Tooth Gap: In one of her photos of her daughter Aleksis the girl is grinning to reveal she's missing two front teeth.
- Gratuitous Russian: When Diana starts teaching her English her lines become mixtures of Russian and English as opposed to simply translated between brackets as before.
- Loyal Animal Companion: The "lizard" Yuri is loyal to his new human owner.
- Made a Slave: Natasha and Diana are forced into slavery by the Sangtee Empire.
- Missing Mom: She is a missing mom, and it breaks her heart that her daughter will likely never know what has happened to her and regrets that she didn't spend more time with her before the mission that went haywire.
- Pirate Girl: Diana's whole space pirate/revolutionary crew is made up of women. They're granted clemency by the emperor after they win their revolution.
- Pirate Parrot: Natasha trains herself up "Yuri, the magic lizard", a creature that looks like a small dragon mixed with a salamander that has some protrusions reminiscent of feathers. He's not actually magic in the least, she just uses him during her little magic shows for the crew.
- 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.
The USAAF colonel to whom intelegence officer Lt. Steve Trevor and 2d Lt. Diana Prince answered to during WWII. He was promoted to General near the end of the war and remained in the military to become one of the first generals in the US Air Force when that was split off from the Army in 1947.
- Adaptation Name Change: In Wonder Woman (1975) his last name was changed to Blankenship.
- Adapted Out: Even in adaptations which do not change Wonder Woman first entering the world to bring back Steve Trevor and help the Allies fight the Axis powers in WWII General Darnell is often left out, such as in The Legend of Wonder Woman (2016).
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He's ridiculously calm about some of the crazier things Steve encounters and does, though perhaps Darnell 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.
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.
- 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.
A silent movie star who became Diana's landlady later in life.
- 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.
A young girl with the ability to control flowers and a big fan of Wonder Woman.
- 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.
- 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 centuries.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Interspecies Romance: Leslie Anderson falls in love with the Kythotaur Ferdinand.
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.
- see Suicide Squad
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".
- Antagonistic Offspring: His daughter became an evil sorceress in Nehwon, of all places.
- Handicapped Badass: An elderly mystic and martial arts master who is blind.
- Magical Asian: An old Chinese man who knows his way around supernatural stuff.
- 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.
- 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.
Cassie Sandsmark was the president of the Wonder Woman fan club in Gateway City. When she actually met Wonder Woman, she was so enthusiastic that she took artifacts from her mother's museum to help Wonder Woman fight. Impressed with her bravery, the Gods granted her powers of her own. Cassie became leader of Young Justice and the Teen Titans and she eventually discovered that Zeus was her father.
Her New 52 incarnation is the daughter of Wonder Woman's half-brother Lennox, and derives her powers from an ancient armor named the 'Silent Armor' related to the demon Trigon. This character's provenance is called into question by the reveal that the Olympians of the New 52 were fakes and implanted memories designed to hide the real Themyscira.
- See Wonder Girl
A Kythotaur who serves as the chef at the Themysciran Embassy.
- His Own Worst Enemy: He feels like being a minotaur is a curse, and even nearly dies aiding Diana in a quest for the chance to ask the gods to remove his curse, but he gets told it can't be removed as it's just what he is. After he realizes Dr. Anderson doesn't care that he's a minotaur he starts being less hard on himself.
- Insistent Terminology: He's sometimes called a minotaur, but since he's from Kythira he prefers to be called a Kythotaur. For the curious the original minotaur was the minotaur of Crete and it's species name did not reflect it's location but instead the king, Minos terming it the bull of Minos.
- Interspecies Romance: He and Dr. Leslie Anderson, a human woman, fall in love.
- Supreme Chef: He is a top quality chef with a specialty in vegetarian dishes.
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.
See The Sandman characters page for the Post-Crisis not related to Wonder Woman version of her.
- Adaptation Name Change: In Superman & Batman: Generations Steve and Diana's superhero daughter is named Stephanie Trevor instead of Hippolyta.
- Determinator: When her application to join the Justice Society of America was rejected she didn't skip a beat, and ended up founding Infinity, Inc. alongside some other second generation heroes.
- The Empath: She can tell when those who have a close relationship with her are feeling pain.
- Happily Married: To Hector Hall, until his untimely demise.
A khund warrior woman who was enslaved on the same Sangtee Empire slave planet as Diana and became part of her high command during the revolution.
- Law of Alien Names: With even the standard -a tacked on the end to denote a female name.
- Pirate Girl: Diana's whole pirate crew is made up of women, though they're given a pardon by the emperor after they win their revolution. She becomes the new captain after Diana returns home, but now she's part of an official check against the empire slipping back to practicing slavery and part of the empire's plan to return slaves to their home planets.
- Proud Warrior Race Girl: She seems at first unapologetically devoted to Khund philosophy of might makes right and her dedication to a warrior lifestyle is an extension of her culture.
- Slave Liberation: While Ectreba was not part of Diana's group that planned the initial revolt she was a huge part of its success, arming herself with large rocks to crush heads and helping hijack a Sangtee ship.
An elderly teal skinned woman who was the first to befriend Diana and Natasha on the Sangtee Empire slave planet and helped them learn the language used to communicate by the slaves and that of the Empire itself.
- Alien Hair: She has thin strips growing in a sort of skirt on the back of her head in place of any hair.
- Eccentric Mentor: This only really becomes evident after their escape from slavery since she knew better than to mess around on the slave planet but once their free she really likes her pranks, including introducing Diana to the new hologram tech by making it look like they were being attacked by the Empire and getting a good laugh out of Diana taking a flying leap at the intangible holograms.
- Gadgeteer Genius: H'Elgn is able to reverse engineer captured Sangtee tech to create holograms that can be projected across the star system, new weapons with more non-lethal applications, the ability to track Sangtee Empire ships and cloak their own ships from them and much more.
- Miniature Senior Citizens: She's elderly and hunched and comes up to about Diana's waist.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Elderly Space Pirate Girl Inventor.
- Pirate Girl: Diana's whole pirate crew is made up of women, though they're given a pardon by the emperor after they win their revolution.
- 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.
A Daxamite woman who was tortured, imprisoned and displayed on a Sangtee Empire slave planet. After Diana freed her she eventually came to join Diana's rebellion and her power was an important asset in forcing the abolition of slavery in the Empire.
- Electronic Eyes: H'Elgn is able to design an electronic eye to replace one of her missing eyes. It doesn't have the potential powers of a natural Daxamite eye but it allows her to see.
- Eyepatch of Power: Julia wears an eyepatch over her missing eye that does not have a robotic replacement, and she is undeniably an excellent and powerful fighter who commands respect through her insistence on respecting life despite all the horrible things she's gone through.
- Eye Scream: Julia's eyes were cut out during her torture, partially to ensure she'd never be able to use her race's inherent eye based powers on her captors.
- Human Aliens: Daxamite are extraterrestrials who look incredibly human, rather like Kryptonians who are part of their heritage.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Amnesiac Cyborg Daxamite Space Pirate Revolutionary.
- Pirate Girl: Diana's whole pirate crew is made up of women, though they're granted clemency by the emperor after they win their revolution.
The daughter of Circe and Ares who was conceived when both the villains in question were posing as humans, Lyta is loved by both her parents but was taken to be raised by the Amazons after one of Circe's defeats.
- Children Are Innocent: She doesn't like seeing her mom attack Wondy, but she also doesn't want her mom to get hurt. She's all-around a sweetheart who deeply cares for others in a huge contrast to her parents.
- Evil Parents Want Good Kids: Ares generally just wants his kids to be true to themselves but Circe wants to protect her daughter from her misdeeds, which serves Lyta just fine since she is a very kind soul at heart.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Circe is technically a human, though she's intrinsically tied to magic and immortal, and Ares is a Greek god.
- In-Series Nickname: Lyta, short for Hippolyta.
- 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.
and knelt in chains for your favor,
but now I have returned
and I have molded my chains into an executioner's sword.
A durlan woman who befriends Diana on the Sangtee Empire's slave planet and becomes part of Diana's high command during their revolution.
- No Need for Names: By the time Diana meets her on the slave planet she's acting as "The Durlan", and seems to be part of the group of Durlans who forswore names after their genetics were scrambled in the Six-Minute War, keeping her form loose and tentacley and going by the "name" the entire subculture uses. She starts occasionally showing her true face when in private with Diana and the rest of her high command months after she's escaped slavery revealing she's not part of this group and her name is finally revealed to be Nol Lapp, though it's easy to miss since it's only used once.
- Pirate Girl: Diana's whole pirate crew is made up of women, though they're given a pardon by the emperor after they win their revolution.
- Shapeshifter Default Form: She intentionally hides hers, though after the initial slave revolt she starts using a body shape that's closer to it even though she keeps her head a mass of tentacles most of the time.
- Shapeshifting: She's a durlan and maintains the shapeshifting ablilities of her race, even if she can't ignore Shapeshifter Baggage like some of the more famous durlans like Reep Daggle.
- Slave Liberation: Part of the group that helped plan Diana's initial slave revolt.
- Warrior Poet: Nol Lapp is a revolutionary and poet. The only piece of her poetry given to the reader is about getting revenge on the empire that enslaved her. Unfortunately for the reader there's some translation betwixt the original poetry and what is on page as Lapp is not writing in any earth languages.
- Ear Fins: Ronno has ear fins rather than pointed humanoid ones, especially as drawn in the out of continuity Impossible Tales.
- Our Mermaids Are Different: Pretty-boy merman.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.