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A member of The Circle, Hippolyta's elite blood-sworn bodyguards, and a former weapons master. Alkyone calls Diana "The Dragon" and was convinced that she would destroy Themiscyra, and tried to kill the infant, resulting in her imprisonment with the other members of The Circle.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 3 #14. (2008)

  • Bald of Evil: Has no hair and no sense of benevolence in her.
  • Bald Women: One of the few bald women in comics.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: After taking some of Genocide's powers, along with Red Eyes, Take Warning. For extra emphasis on "evil", her pupils now look like skulls.
  • Bodyguard Betrayal: Betrays Hippolyta by trying to kill her daughter.
  • Bodyguard Crush: On Hippolyta, which drives her turn to villainy.
  • Dark Action Girl: Like any evil Amazon.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Hinted to be a major reason she despises Diana as she is the child all the Amazons wanted but could never have. Upon being defeated by Diana the first time, her words were "You could have been mine."
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Her justification for killing the Amazon Gennes after she went mad and thought a doll was her child.
  • Immortal Procreation Clause: A major source of angst not just for Alkyone, but all the Amazons, since none are able to have children.
  • Interservice Rivalry: Was frequently at odds with Philippus, Captain of the General Guard.
  • Knight Templar: The Circle was well-known for being overzealous about protecting Hippolyta. Alkyone takes it even further with her obsession with defending what she sees as proper Amazon culture by destroying Diana.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Her secret love and intense loyalty to Hippolyta and the Amazon way of life led her to commit increasingly immoral actions to the point she became set on destroying anything that she felt threatened the "proper" Amazon way of life.
  • Necessarily Evil: How Alkyone views her own actions.
    Alkyone: I did this to save our people, Diana! I have made terrible choices. I never wanted to be queen. I just wanted...I just wanted things to never change. Your beautiful mother, and my Circle to watch over her until the end of time!
  • Never Found the Body: Meaning she comes back.
  • Praetorian Guard: She leads Queen Hippolyta's bodyguard, and like the real Praetorian Guard, ultimately betrays the person she is supposed to protect.
  • Psycho Lesbian: Sadly, the first in Amazon history. For Hippolyta, no less.
  • Super Speed: As a Post-Crisis Amazon she's been granted faster than human speed by the goddesses.
  • Straw Feminist: Takes her misandry far further than even most other Amazons.

     Angle Man 
Angle Man
AKA:Angelo Bend

Originally an Italian conman and master thief obsessed with knowing all the angles, Angelo Bend later gained a magic Penrose triangle that enabled him to warp space time, manipulating geometry to his advantage. He has fought Diana, Donna, and Cassie at various points in his career, and has a bit of a crush on Donna.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 1 #62. (1953)
Created By: Robert Kanigher & Harry G. Peter

  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Post-Crisis he did most of his crimes in a suit and tie, though he did eventually redon his Pre-Crisis green and orange tights.
  • Killed Off for Real: The original Angle Man died in the first "Crisis", apparently as a result of attempting to use his Angler during the massive dimensional upheavals caused by that event. His death is undone as a result of Wonder Woman's Post-Crisis reboot.
  • Reality Warper: His magic angle can warp geometry.
  • Rogues-Gallery Transplant: Became more associated with Catwoman for a time after Donna's death, before returning to Wonder Woman's rogues.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: "Angelo Bend"? Seriously?
  • Space Master: His magic angle can warp geometry.
  • Villain Team-Up: Headed the Secret Society, and was a member of Circe's massive collective of Wonder Woman villains.
  • Villainous Crush: He was caught by Donna Troy while trying to steal an ancient artifact from a museum. Despite this, Angle Man formed a bit of a crush on the Amazon. He became so enamored with her that he instinctively transported himself to Themyscira seeking Donna's help when he was savagely attacked by a Fury possessed Barbara Minerva.

     Blue Snowman 
Blue Snowman
AKA: Byrna Brilyant

A foe of the Golden Age Wonder Woman, crossdressing mad scientist Byrna Brilyant used her father's invention of "blue snow" to paralyze an entire farming community in exchange for a ransom. She later joined Villainy Incorporated.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 1 #59. (1946)
Created By: Joye Murchison & Harry G. Peter

  • Adaptational Badass: Byrna "Blue Snowman" Brilyant has never posed a huge physical threat as she's a mad scientist fighting the Amazon's champion, and originally used her artificial snow to hold a farming community's fields for ransom. As of Wonder Woman (Rebirth) she is far more dangerous and given a mecha to pilot rather than a small powered suit, though Wondy still doesn't have too hard a time taking her down Byrna is a much more deadly threat to civilians and non-powered opponents.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: When she first appears, Byrna is acting as a secretary at the Fair Weather Valley town meeting and voices her disgust at how childish the people are acting. Then she's revealed as the Blue Snowman.
  • C-List Fodder: Her official Post-Crisis debut in Power Girl #7 lasted long enough for her to be eaten alive. She's actually listed as being cannon fodder with a life expectancy of a few pages.
  • Creepy Crossdresser: Created a masculine supervillain persona. She's listed in Power Girl as "C-List Wonder Woman villain with gender issues."
  • Humongous Mecha: Byrna Brilyant's snowstorm creating "Blue Snowman" Powered Armor of prior incarnations is leveled up to a giant cyclops Motion Capture Mecha in Wonder Woman (Rebirth).
  • An Ice Person: Byrna's Blue Snowman suit has the power to create localized snowstorms.
  • Mad Scientist: A power-hungry scientist who takes the old and abandoned projects of other scientists and completes and perfects them for her own use, usually by combining them into her suit of powered armor.
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Subverted. Her father was a scientist and she's beautiful, but she's a mad scientist in her own right.
  • Non-Action Guy: Once the battle came down to her, Wonder Woman, and their respective fists it was a dead issue.
  • Powered Armor: Byrna used a snowman themed "Blue Snowman" mechanized snow creating armor in the Pre-Flashpoint continuity, though given who she's normally up against it didn't do her much good.
  • Sadist Teacher: Subverted. She used to be a school teacher but she's never shown acting maliciously to her students.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Subverted in the Post-Crisis continuity. She's redesigned with a suit of robotic armor and a pipe that fires icicles but she's still taken down by Power Girl and Dr. Mid-Nite, and then eaten alive.
  • Uncertain Doom: Her DC Rebirth incarnation was wired into her Exo-Mecha, and her brain "crashed" when Diana took down the suit. It's unknown just what Byrna's fate is.
  • Villain Team-Up: Served as a founding member of Villainy Inc. In the DC Rebirth continuity, she was part of the new unnamed interaction of the same team, this time put together by Veronica Cale.

     Cheetah (I-IV) 
Cheetah (I-IV)

Cheetah is a Legacy Character and one of the major contenders for the title of Wonder Woman's Arch-Enemy. There have been four people who have taken up the mantle of Cheetah, and the first version, Priscilla Rich, a wealthy but troubled socialite with a Split Personality who donned a cheetah costume and fought Diana (or Hippolyta who was Wonder Woman back in the 1940s in the Post-Crisis continuity), was created by Wonder Woman's creator William Moulton Marston.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 1 #6. (1943)
Created By: William Moulton Marston & Harry G. Peter

For more info on every version see her personal page.


Of all of Diana's mortal enemies, Circe is the most persistent and dangerous. The ancient Greek sorceress had a mad on for Diana thanks to an ancient prophecy. This hatred only got worse when Diana actually made Circe see the goodness inside her when Circe went into deep infiltration mode and became Diana's friend.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 1 #37. (1949)
Created By: Robert Kanigher & Harry G. Peter

  • Absolute Cleavage: Some of her costumes have featured this look.
  • Archenemy: She, Ares, and the various incarnations of The Cheetah are the three contenders for this title, as Diana's longest-running, most consistently dangerous, and deeply personal adversaries. When Luthor assembled the first Injustice Gang, Post-Crisis, he wanted it to include the worst enemies of every Justice League member and chose Circe to fill that spot for Wonder Woman.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: As of DC Rebirth (more specifically Wonder Woman (Rebirth) Issue #20), Circe seems to have gone in this direction, adopting a cream blazer/long coat, black slacks, and Waistcoat of Style ensemble paired with a bright red pixie cut.
  • Bad Boss: Treats her Bestiamorphs like crap.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Does this to most people, and especially men, turning them into the animal she feels they most resemble.
  • Barrier Warrior: Often creates shields in combat, once erecting one around a city.
  • Becoming the Mask: When disguising herself as Donna Milton, the spell works a bit too well, and she comes to be Diana's good friend.
  • Berserk Button: Wonder Woman's idealism and speechifying is one for her. Mentioning her daughter Lyta, even indirectly, is an even bigger one. She fried an Amazon to the bone with magic lightning just for mentioning her.
  • Big Bad: If somebody is screwing with Diana's life it will be one of Ares, Cheetah II, or Circe. She's been the mastermind behind Amazons Attack, War of the Gods, and more than a few other ugly little plots.
  • Boobs of Steel: Incredibly powerful, and as stacked as Wonder Woman.
  • Dystopia Justifies the Means: Her end goal regardless of her motives has been to create a chaotic world of misery, conflict, and all-around vileness where she reigns supreme.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Her daughter, Lyta, is the only person that Circe genuinely cares about and loves enough to hold off on attacking Wonder Woman. She mentioned that Lyta is the only thing that makes her feel her long life was worth living.
  • Evil Counterpart: Wonder Woman loves everyone. Circe hates everyone (except for Lyta).
  • Evil Redhead: And we are talking crimson more often than not.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Has clashed with other Wonder Woman villains, and with the likes of Lex Luthor and The Joker on occasion.
  • Evil Parents Want Good Kids: She goes out of her way to keep Lyta away from her villainous activities.
  • Foil: Circe's attitudes towards men and the world are played in deliberate contrast to Diana's more compassionate view. Really exemplified after Circe briefly stole Diana's powers and became an Evil Counterpart to Wonder Woman.
    • In her first Post-Crisis story, she herself points it out. Much like her, she too came to be to fulfill a mission from the gods - namely, Hecate, who wished to punish humanity for her mistreatment, which Circe did by driving divides between men and women further. She later invokes their similarities again when she explains how both she and Diana are powerful women who are outsiders feared by humans because the causes they fight are hidden beneath blood shed by their hands (Circe fought and killed to get her daughter back, while Diana fought and killed others like Maxwell Lord to protect her friends and herself).
  • Friendly Enemy: Sometimes behaves this way towards Diana. Like many other things about Circe, this is dependent upon the writer.
  • Gendercide: Not the first Wonder Woman antagonist to try this, and she won't be the last either.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: She was one of Diana's best friends once, in disguise.
  • Hero Killer: Actually manages to kill Wonder Woman during War of the Gods by using a spell designed to revert her into clay.
  • Hot Witch: A very conventionally attractive witch who often wears revealing clothes.
  • Hypocrite: Her misandry hasn't stopped her from conducting affairs with Hercules, Ares, and Ballesteros. Despite her pride and distaste in men, she even tried to seduce Lex Luthor to gain perks while he was acting as President of the United States.
  • Immortality Immorality: Circe is one of the oldest humans in the DC Universe, and is among the most dangerous.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Villainous version. Circe packs enough magical power to level cities and affect hundreds of people at once with her transformation curses.
  • Mama Bear: She's dangerously obsessive over her daughter Lyta, especially after Wonder Woman emphasized Lyta was the one person on Earth who unconditionally loved her despite her nasty personality. As such, she becomes thoroughly vicious to anyone who threatens her relationship with Lyta or Lyta herself, to the point she manipulated many of Wonder Woman's enemies like Veronica Cale, along with instigating "Amazons Attack" simply for revenge that the Amazons and the Gods took her daughter away from her.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Believes that all humans are beasts at their core and should be treated as such.
  • Mooks: The Beastiamorphs serve as Circe's monstrous minions.
  • Mook Maker: She turns people into Beastiamorphs to serve her.
  • Motive Decay Okay so... why is she still trying to kill Wonder Woman? Sometimes it's because she hates the world of peace and equality that Diana wants to create, sometimes it's because she hates everything Diana stands for which she sees as lies and attacks her out of hate-filled cynicism, sometimes it's because of prophecy, sometimes it's because she thinks the Amazons stole her daughter, sometimes it's because she thinks that Wonder Woman doesn't do enough to stop the oppression of women despite the fact that directly contradicts one of the main reasons she gave for hating Wonder Woman's message of peace and tolerance during one of her Motive Rants. Most of all her actions simply just revolve around her hating Wonder Woman and just wanting to watch her squirm. Best exemplified by her banter:
    Circe: Come back home. To New York. I've been making some changes to the Big Apple while you've been here. Turning Men into Animals. Women against Men. Lovers against Lovers. All the things you despise and fight against with a passion.
    Wonder Woman: What! Why?!
    Circe: Because it's what I do, sweetheart. It's the kind of world I want to live in. And because I hate you.
  • Public Domain Character: Modeled the sorceress who sought to bewitch Odysseus' crew in The Odyssey. Since the original Circe is one of the oldest characters in fiction, she's well into the public domain.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Dates back to 1200 BC.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: She instigated all the events of the Amazons Attack arc, including the massive death toll of Americans and Amazons alike, irreparably damaging the reputation of the Amazons, and having Hippolyta banished as an exile. Why? Because when the gods left the mortal realm, Ares permanently took Lyta with them and Circe wanted to get revenge on the gods by tarnishing the reputation of their most ardent followers.
  • Straw Nihilist: By the end of her story, she begins to describe how everything in life from Wonder Woman to humanity live under illusions of falsehood, leaving actions of love and murder as the only things that could be called reality. As such she kills other indiscriminately in pursuit of her daughter, Lyta, the only being she loves.
  • Stripperiffic: Frequently dresses this way. Mainly as a way of throwing off male enemies through sex appeal.
  • Troll: Enjoys dicking with people out sheer amusement, especially Diana.
  • Unholy Matrimony: With Ares, Hercules, and Sebastian Ballesteros on occasion. She even tried to invoke this with Lex Luthor, but he flatly denied her.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Circe's costumes are subject to change, even in the midst of battle.
  • The Vamp: Not afraid to use her sex appeal to get what she wants, at one point trying to seduce Green Arrow II on Luthor's orders.
  • Villain Team-Up: Led a Legion of Doom made up of Wonder Woman's enemies, all of whom she empowered. She's been romantically involved with Sebastian Ballesteros as well, with the two of them acting as a Big Bad Duumvirate, and has allied herself with the likes of Luthor's Injustice Gang in order to take on the Justice League.

One of the Hekatonkheires (Hundred-Handed Ones) of ancient Greek myth, Cottus was sealed behind Doom's Door under Themyscira long ago, and watched over by the Amazons in case he ever escaped, which he has a few times. If both he and Alkyone are to be believed, he is Wonder Woman's father (the clay she was created from supposedly came from he).

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 2 #10. (1987)
Created By: George Perez

  • Eldritch Abomination: He's a hundred handed nigh-unkillable avatar of natural disaster who looks like he's made out of shadow save for his glowing eyes and mouths. In his and Diana's first encounter she breaks what looks like a huge staircase he's clinging to the underside of only for it to turn out to be his spine.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: The clay that was used to create Wonder Woman came from his imprisoned body.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Is made of nothing but arms.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: He and his brothers were Anthropomorphic Personification(s) of natural disasters.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: He is not nice at all and has glowing red eyes.
  • Sadly Mythtaken: He and his brothers were actually on the Gods' side during the Titanomachy and served as the Titans' jailers in Tartarus.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He is the main thing sealed behind Doom's Doorway that the Amazons have spent many centuries combating and keeping contained as their mission and purpose.

AKA: LeTonya Charles

LeTonya Charles was a young woman who had destroyed her body with the drug Tar, but was granted a second chance when her aunt, Sarah Charles, one of the scientists who helped repair Cyborg, saved and augmented her with powerful cybernetic implants. Rather than use her newfound gifts to earn herself a Heel–Face Turn, LeTonya chose to focus on personal gain as Cyborgirl. Soon after, she joined the Cyborg Revenge Squad and was one of several such beings to wage an attack against Wonder Woman, and later on, Cyborg himself.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 2 #179. (2002)
Created By: Phil Jimenez · Roy Allan Martinez

  • Afro Asskicker: Possesses an afro and became a member of Villainy, Inc., teaming up with several seasoned Wonder Woman villains. She and her teammates tried to overthrow Skartaris, but were stopped by Wonder Woman.
  • Arm Cannon: She has a gauntlet implanted in her arm that fires electrical blasts. And she can morph her hand into the barrel of a powerful white sound generator packing the punch of a cannon.
  • Artificial Limbs: Much of her body has been replaced with mechanical parts, as she destroyed her human body with the drug Tar.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Being repaired with advanced cybernetics has made her more machine than human. And much like Victor Stone, being part-machine is something she hates. She resents the people who saved her life but turned her into this. But unlike Cyborg, who has since been well-adapted to his cybernetics to become a force for good, LeTonya chose to remain in her old habits.
  • Cyborg: LeTonya Charles destroyed her body with the drug Tar, so her aunt replaced much of her body with robotic parts. But rather than use them to reform herself, she was back into her old habits. Most of her body has been replaced with advanced prosthetics that grant superhuman strength and numerous other functions, such as sensors and built-in weapons. These built-in sensors can scan in infrared, ultraviolet/night vision, densimetry and electricity detection.
  • Dark Action Girl: One whose cybernetic enhancements let her be a physical threat to Wonder Woman.
  • Descent into Addiction: A former drug addict, LeTonya destroyed her health and body due to overusing a drug called Tar, a concoction that provides users with temporary super-strength. Though she was saved by her aunt by replacing much of her body with robotic parts, she took on the name Cybergirl, opting for a life of villainy rather than heroism. Although her initial target was Wonder Woman, Cyborgirl later joined the Cyborg Revenge Squad, teaming with other cybernetic bad guys to attack and destroy Vic Stone.
  • Electronic Eyes: She has an electronic implant attached to her left eye.
  • Evil Counterpart: While she is an foe of Wonder Woman, Cyborgirl also happens to be an evil version of Cyborg, as she had permanently damaged her body by overdosing on the drug Tar. But her aunt, who happened to be one of the scientists who repaired Victor Stone, saved her with powerful cybernetic implants, hoping that this would reform her and give her a second chance in life. However, rather than use her newfound gifts for redeem herself, LeTonya chose to focus more on personal gain, essentially becoming more machine than human, unlike Cyborg, who accepted his fate and chose to use his cybernetics to become a force for good, eventually joining the Teen Titans and later on, the Justice League.
  • Fatal Flaw: Impulsiveness, irresponsibility and Greed. Her life is just a haphazard mudslide over which she has relatively little control due to her own failures, and choosing to destroy her body with Tar is what led her to become a cyborg. The only thing she can do is blindly let her past control herself and allow current excesses, mistakes and self-indulgences catch up with her. She bribes, she steals, she plunders – and she’s still out for a rush due to her greed.
  • Jerkass: Even after being robotized, she still has an abrasive attitude.
  • Made of Iron: Parts of her are made of metal, making her much more durable thanks to being automated.
  • Never My Fault: Although she resents the people who turned her into a cyborg, part of the blame lies within her, as she destroyed much of her body through drug addiction. Despite this, Cyborgirl seems to be constantly jonesing for Tar, but since the physical component of the addiction has been removed, this has left her with just the psychological craving. And she is well aware that actually using Tar would slowly but surely tear her apart.
  • Psycho for Hire: She was first drafted by Queen Clea to become a member of the newly reformed Villainy Inc. as Cyborgirl. The team attempted to overthrow Skartaris, however they were ultimately defeated by Wonder Woman. Cyborgirl was then seen as a member of the Secret Society of Super Villains. Later, in DC Special: Cyborg #6, it shows her as a member of the Cyborg Revenge Squad to destroy Vic Stone.
  • Redemption Rejection: Rather than use her newfound gifts to earn herself a Heel–Face Turn, LeTonya chose to focus on personal gain as Cyborgirl.
  • Robot Girl: A dark example. What she is now, having chosen to go on a path of villainy, becoming more machine than human.
  • Robotic Psychopath: Unlike Cyborg, Cyborgirl is more machine than human. For all intents and purposes, she's an insane psychopath even after being robotized.
  • Super Strength: Her cybernetic enhancements make her stronger than the average human.
  • Technopath: She has "computepathic" abilities, which enables her brain to communicate with all sorts of computers, even unusual ones such as ancient Atlantean tech. And her built-in sensors can scan in infrared, ultraviolet/night vision, densimetry and electricity detection. Plus, her hands can morph into other configurations, as it once became ten tentacle-like computer connectors for a technology she just came into contact with.
  • Telescoping Robot: She has a wide array of gadgets and weapons housed within her robotic body, including her Swiss Army Appendage.
  • Unwilling Roboticisation: Cyborgirl destroyed much of her original body with the drug Tar, but was granted a second chance when her aunt, Sarah Charles, one of the scientists who helped repair Cyborg, saved her with powerful cybernetic implants.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: The major impetus behind giving LeTonya robotic body parts was to save her life, as she destroyed much of her body with the drug Tar.

     Dark Angel 
Dark Angel
AKA: Donna Troy of Earth-7

A psychotic witch/a wandering, demonic spirit who's got it out for Donna Troy, Dark Angel first appeared to vex the Golden Age Wonder Woman (Hippolyta, given her Post-Crisis origin) after being summoned by Paula von Gunther. She returned years later to try getting revenge on Hippolyta by cursing her daughter to live an infinite amount of lives, all ending in tragedy. She snatched her daughter's doppelganger, Donna Troy by mistake. Dark Angel had now made it her life's effort to make Donna as miserable as possible, either as revenge or just for the hell of it. Last seen under the employ of the Monitors. It turned out she's really the Donna Troy of Earth-7, from the Multiverse that was destroyed in Crisis on Infinite Earths. The Anti-Monitor saved her in order to make her his own harbinger, but she was too difficult to control and fled.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 2 #131. (1998)
Created By: John Byrne

  • Aborted Arc: It was implied at some point during Countdown she was going to find Donna's group and fight her, but the confrontation never happened.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Donna Troy. She wants nothing more than to see Donna squirm.
  • Captain Ersatz: It was very likely this wasn't intentional, but Dark Angel racks up a lot of comparison points with Queen Nehellenia from Sailor Moon. She considers herself the dark to Donna's light and the way she says it mirrors a similar conversation Nehellenia had with Queen Serenity in the manga. Like Nehellenia sought to hurt Queen Serenity through her daughter, Dark Angel sought revenge on Hippolyta by cursing her daughter Diana. She operates out of an otherworldly dimension she has total control over like Nehellenia, and it's reached the point that she wants to make Donna suffer for no reason other than she enjoys it, just as Nehellenia wants Sailor Moon to suffer. What further strengthens this is that Donna is linked to the moon, and was at one point the literal goddess of the moon.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Was last seen escaping from Earth-33 in Countdown to Adventure #4. At this point, we've no idea what her status is now that the Monitors are gone, but does manage to come back no matter what happens to her...
  • Dark Action Girl: She's an insanely powerful witch capable of using advanced spells and disguises, but she's also willing to get her hands dirty and physically engage her foes.
  • Demonic Possession: First manifested on Earth by possessing Paula von Gunther's body.
  • Determinator: It's possible to incapacitate her and even kill her, but she'll always get back up for more. The only way the Titans were able to stop her second attempt on Donna's existence was by sealing her inside Nightstar's "tree house" dimension.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: In Teen Titans, she was able to make five alternate copies of herself to go into different points in Donna Troy's lifetime and kill her, including a cyborg, an old woman, a bat-like demon, a glam punk, and a teenage girl.
  • The Dragon: Was this for Adolf Hitler, currently for the Monitors. The Anti-Monitor groomed her to be this, but she escaped into the time stream.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She made it clear that, while she was occupying the body of Paula von Gunther and under Hitler's control, she did not share in his Nazi dogma. Subverted as, while she has no racial beliefs personally, she'll personally engage the genocide of an entire race if ordered to do so. Just ask the Forerunners-oh wait.
  • Evil Albino: Her skin is completely bone white.
  • Evil Counterpart: She was supposed to be one to Harbinger, under the Anti-Monitor's control, but she escaped before it happened.
  • Evil Twin: To Donna Troy. She's really the Donna of a destroyed parallel Earth.
  • For the Evulz: It isn't clear if what she's doing to Donna Troy is simple revenge, because she likes screwing with her, or because she's jealous that Donna is living a life she could have had if not for the Anti-Monitor kidnapping her.
  • Hot Witch: Although a temporal doppelganger of herself was a white haired hag.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: In Countdown to Adventure #4, she could grow to giant size. This was the first and last time she ever demonstrated this power. She also demonstrated the power to bring the dead back to life in Supergirl.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Wiped out the entire Forerunner race of Earth-48 with the shadow demons, then gloated to Viza Aziv that she enjoyed watching them die.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her eyes shift from black with red pupils, to black with white pupils.
  • The Resenter: The source of her hatred of Donna Troy is due to the fact she got to live the life that was forever taken from Earth-7 Donna after the Crisis of Infinite Earths which wiped her world from existence. All efforts by her have been made for the sake of either destroying Donna out of resentful jealousy or taking Donna's life as her own.
  • Ret Gone: She did this twice to Donna Troy. The first time, when she still believed Donna was really Diana and subjected her to a multitude of lives ending in tragedy. The second time, as revenge for killing her, she erased the memory of Donna from everyone in the DCU, but did so to every other version of Donna before the one in the main DC timelines. However, the trick doesn't work on time travelers because it means they're outside of the revisions when they occur.
  • Secret Test of Character: In Supergirl, she was ordered by the Monitors to test the current Kara Zor-El to see if she deserved the right to exist in the current DC Universe. She didn't take Kara passing the test with grace.
  • Unexplained Recovery: There's been no explanation offered as to how she came back after Donna Troy killed her in Wonder Woman.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Was more than willing to harm Donna Troy when she was a young girl. It's implied that she was responsible for the crash that killed Donna's ex-husband, her son, and stepdaughter.

AKA: Deva

A clay golem brought to life by the Titan Cronus, Devastation is effectively an evil Wonder Woman, possessing all of her powers and more, and none of her morality. Realising that Diana would be too difficult to defeat on her own, Devastation has repeatedly tried to strike at her through Cassie Sandsmark.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 2 #143. (1999)
Created By: Eric Luke & Yanick Paquette

     Doctor Cyber 
Doctor Cyber
AKA: Cylvia Cyber
Doctor Cyber, Pre-Crisis

A scientist turned crime boss, Doctor Cyber replaced parts of her body with cybernetic implants and donned a power suit to battle Wonder Woman. A major enemy during the Bronze Age, she's faded from the public eye since then, battling Wonder Woman only once in Post-Crisis continuity. Most of her plots revolve around global conquest and large-scale extortion schemes.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 1 #179. (1968)
Created By: Dennis O'Neil & Mike Sekowsky

  • Badass Cape: Pre-and-Post-Crisis alike she has a purple cape hanging off her armour.
  • Composite Character: As of Wonder Woman (Rebirth) Doctor Cyber as a character has been merged with Dr. Leslie Anderson, who was Veronica Cale's only friend in Wonder Woman (1987) and brokenheartedly allied herself with Wonder Woman after realizing what Veronica was up to.
  • Cool Mask: Both versions wear a face concealing cybernetic mask.
  • Cyborg: The Post-Crisis Doctor Cyber had cybernetic implants, as opposed to the Pre-Crisis version, who only had her Powered Armor.
  • Dark Action Girl: One whose cybernetic enhancements let her be a physical threat to Wonder Woman.
  • Deflector Shields: Built into her armored suit Pre-Crisis.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Post-Crisis continuity where she went from a major Bronze Age villain to a minor antagonist.
  • Despotism Justifies the Means: Was willing to do whatever it took to take over the world.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: Pre-Crisis, when she ran an international criminal syndicate dedicated to world domination.
  • Evil Genius: Mad Scientist, Diabolical Mastermind, and all around evil intellectual.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: A brilliant, if twisted, inventor.
  • Genius Bruiser: A mad genius and inventor, whose superhuman strength and durability matches that of Wonder Woman, thanks to the armor she wears, and her willingness to transform herself into a cyborg.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Had her face mangled during her first conflict with Wonder Woman.
  • High Collar of Doom: Pre-Crisis her cape had a high flaring collar.
  • In the Hood: Post-Crisis her cape has hood that wraps about her helmet.
  • Invisibility Cloak: Her power armour contains a device that turns her invisible.
  • Mad Scientist: An evil cybernetic genius.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Doctor Cyber, would-be world conqueror.
  • Powered Armor: Pre-Crisis, Cyber wore a suit of armor equipped with lasers and an invisibility screen. Post-Crisis, she donned a similar suit on top of her mechanical enhancements.
  • Revenge: After her disfigurement, Cyber's plans turned from world domination to revenge on Wonder Woman.
  • Robot Master: Has armies of robots under her command.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Pre-disfigurement the 6 foot 2 inch tall Cyber was quite the looker.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: Her real name is "Cylvia Cyber." Post-Rebirth, her real name is now Adrianna Anderson.
  • Super Reflexes: Cyber's robotic adjustments to her body included ones that increased her reflexes and reaction time to superhuman levels.
  • Super Speed: Courtesy of her armor
  • Super Strength: Her armor and cybernetic enhancements allow her to fight Wonder Woman evenly.
  • Take Over the World: Wants to rule the world, as was typical of Bronze Age villains.

     Doctor Poison (I-IV) 
Doctor Poison I
AKA: Maru (I)
"I am the Princess Maru. My genius shall destroy America."
Doctor Poison I

An outcast member of the Japanese imperial family, Doctor Poison is a diabolical genius who specializes in toxins and disease. The first Doctor Poison, alias Princess Maru, fought Diana (later retconned to be Hippolyta, as the Golden Age Wonder Woman), during World War II, both on her own as an agent of Imperial Japan, and as part of Villainy, Incorporated.

First Appearance: Sensation Comics Vol 1 #2. (1942)
Created By: William Moulton Marston & Harry G. Peter

  • Ambiguous Gender: Used bulky clothing and a mask to conceal her gender from the world.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: The original Doctor Poison was the Princess Maru, member of Japanese Imperial family, a spy and chief of the Nazi Poison Division. So, not really a fairy tale princess.
  • Badass Longcoat: Wrapped head to foot in a concealing greatcoat in her first and second incarnations.
  • Badass Normal: Poison was a reasonably competent threat, despite lacking any innate superpowers, or even advanced combat training.
  • Deadly Gas: Retconned into deploying it in the Post-Crisis era.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: The first Doctor Poison was an archetypal diabolical mastermind, operating at the top of a network of spies. Her successors also shares her penchant for operating through henchmen, though they typically do so at the behest of others.
  • Domino Mask: Worn by Doctor Poison I atop the false face that concealed her gender.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Her alias is Princess Maru of Imperial Japan.
  • Evil Genius: Plenty of brainpower, no morals.
  • The Evil Princess: The original Doctor Poison was a member of the Japanese Imperial family during WWII. While the entire family was, in some ways, complicit in Japan's actions, Maru's willingness to personally participate in experimentation on human beings, coupled with her own ambitions, marked her as the most evil of the lot.
  • Gonk: Subverted. While she seems very unappealing, this is merely a mask worn to disguise her identity as a Japanese princess and she is revealed to be more conventionally attractive.
  • Hypocrite: As a strong-willed, independent woman fighting for a regime that valued subservience in women (even members of the royal family), Doctor Poison I was inherently hypocritical.
  • Karmic Death: Maru was killed by her own concoction, Reverso, which aged her down to a fetus, then out of existence all together.
  • Knife Nut: Favours a scalpel for close combat.
  • Mad Doctor: Holds a legitimate doctorate, and uses it as an excuse to perform unethical modifications on patients.
  • Mad Scientist: Willing to harm anyone in the name of scientific progress.
  • Master Poisoner: An expert in the use of poisons, toxins and plagues.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: A pretty classic example, dating back to the 1940s.
  • No Historical Figures Were Harmed: In the modern era she's become a Distaff Counterpart to real life Japanese war criminal Ishii Shiro, who experimented on Chinese civilians with bubonic plague, smallpox, anthrax, and other biological and chemical agents.
  • Retcon: Much of what Doctor Poison II talks about, and various flashbacks would indicate that Doctor Poison I, originally a fairly standard Golden Age villain whose plans involved stopping plane engines and reverting people to infancy, has been retconned into having been as vile as her grandchild.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Outed as a woman at the end of her first story, after having been assumed to be a man.
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: Dressed head to foot in dark green.
  • Villain Team-Up: A founding member of Villainy Incorporated Pre-Crisis and Post-Crisis.
  • Weapon of Mass Destruction: Her entire motif involves chemical and biological weaponry, two of the three weapons types classed as WMDs.
  • Yellow Peril: A renegade member of the Japanese imperial clan out to destroy the United States of America, she hits plenty of the tropes. That said, she lacks the caricatured appearance and speech patterns that afflicted so many of the Asian characters of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, and as such her portrayal can be regarded as Fair for Its Day.

Doctor Poison II
AKA: Unknown
Doctor Poison II

Decades after WWII, Doctor Poison I's unnamed grandchild would take on the identity of Doctor Poison to battle Diana in the Post-Crisis era, and would also join a new version of Villainy, Incorporated. Charitably described as a maddened sadist, this version of Doctor Poison has made it clear that she does not share her grandmother's ideological convictions, and would gladly kill every man, woman, and child on Earth in the name of her research.

First Appearance this version: Wonder Woman Vol 2 #151. (1999)
This Version By: Eric Luke · Matthew Clark

  • Ambiguous Gender: Dr. Poisons I & II have used bulky clothing and masks to conceal their genders from the world. The original Dr. Poison was eventually revealed as a woman, but the second one's gender has never been confirmed either way, though most people assume that it is female.
  • Blue Blood: The original Doctor Poison was an Imperial Japanese princess. While Doctor Poison II is not a member of the royal family, their blood still flows in her veins.
  • Body Horror: Self-inflicted. She uses drugs and surgical wires to fix her eyes and mouth into a permanent stare and grin. She's also made other, less visible modifications that let her exhale poison gas.
  • Breath Weapon: Doctor Poison II is able to exhale Deadly Gas, thanks to modifications to her own saliva.
  • Cool Mask: Wears a creepy looking leather mask.
  • Deadly Gas: A major fan of the stuff, using it as her Weapon of Choice.
  • Evil Genius: Plenty of brainpower, no morals.
  • Evilutionary Biologist: Doctor Poison II is an arcanobiologist, devoted to the study of the biology of demigods, techno-organic beings, etc. This has led her to mutate humans into monsters using the DNA of supernatural or otherworldly beings, and to derive toxins and diseases from the genetics of such beings.
  • For Science!: Doctor Poison II is far more interested in the results of her experiments than she is in ideology.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Features a scar in the shape of a caduceus around her eye. Her mask has a caduceus design in the same place.
  • Hired Guns: Has hired out her services to Devastation, Circe, and Clea among others.
  • Knife Nut: Like her grandmother she favours a scalpel for up close work.
  • Legacy Character: Took over the role from her grandmother.
  • Mad Doctor: Holds a legitimate doctorate, and uses it as an excuse to perform unethical modifications on patients.
  • Mad Scientist: Willing to harm anyone in the name of scientific progress.
  • Master Poisoner: An expert in the use of poisons, toxins and plagues.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Holds the same one her grandmother did.
  • No Name Given: The second Dr. Poison's name has never been revealed.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Released a lethal virus in the hopes that it would multiply and destroy the world. It failed, but not from lack of effort on her part.
  • Poisonous Person: Doctor Poison II can excrete poisons from her skin and saliva, thanks to modifications she made to herself.
  • Psycho for Hire: Doctor Poison II has hired out his/her services to other members of Wonder Woman's rogues gallery.
  • Slasher Smile: Doctor Poison II uses a drug to lock her face in this position so that nobody can read her expression.
  • Slave Mooks: Tortured the citizens of Skartaris into becoming zombies slaved to her will.
  • Villain Team-Up: The second Doctor Poison joined the Secret Society of Supervillains and aided in the creation of Genocide, in addition to joining Queen Clea's second Villainy Inc.
  • Weapon of Mass Destruction: Her entire motif involves chemical and biological weaponry, two of the three weapons types classed as WMDs.
  • Yellow Peril: Averted. While she's at least partly Japanese, she doesn't share her grandmother's connection to the home country and her mask makes the full extent of her ethnic make up almost impossible to determine.

Doctor Poison III
AKA: Unknown

A Russian woman with a grudge against the USA and a habit of funding terrorism served as the New 52 Doctor Poison before she was erased from continuity via being revealed to have been part of Wonder Woman's false implanted memories at the start of DC Rebirth.

First Appearance this version: Wonder Woman Vol 4 #48. (2016)
This Version By: Meredith Finch · David Finch

  • Race Lift: Post-Flashpoint, Doctor Poison was revamped from a dark haired Japanese woman to a blonde, white Russian woman.
  • Western Terrorists: She funds and works with such groups, at one point attacking a summit in the hopes of assassinating the US president.

Doctor Poison IV
AKA: Marina Maru

A version of the character created after DC Rebirth, Marina Maru is a former Japanese colonel who leads a mercenary gang known only as "POISON".

First Appearance this version: Wonder Woman Vol 5 #13. (2017)
This Version By: Greg Rucka · Renato Guedes


     Doctor Psycho 
Doctor Psycho
AKA: Edgar Cizko

Diana's most disgusting and diminutive foe can control people's minds and broadcast illusions. He's a misogynistic sadist with serious problems when it comes to interacting with women... and it doesn't help that he has a creepy crush on Wonder Woman.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 1 #5. (1943)
Created By: William Moulton Marston

  • Ax-Crazy: A completely unhinged monster.
  • Bald of Evil: In the mid-2000s. He grew his hair back in time for The Odyssey.
  • Beard of Evil: Most modern depictions of Psycho feature this look.
  • Berserk Button: Being embarrassed in any way will set Psycho off. Commenting on his height, or lack thereof, will do it even faster.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He once went on a rampage because a woman called him "normal". He loves being a villain.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Of the psychological variety, mostly, but he doesn't exactly shy away from the physical variety either. He once threatened to use his psychic powers to force Catman to eat his own intestines.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: In his original Harry G Peters depiction, he has a glaring Take That! facial resemblance to a caricature of Josef Goebbels.
  • Defiant to the End: Averted at the last second. When Psycho was about to be killed by The Morrigan, a pair of goddesses who had already captured and tortured him, he used what he thought would be his last seconds to laugh in their faces and tell them that Wonder Woman was coming for them.
  • Depending on the Artist: How disfigured he is varies. Sometimes he's a twisted little troll of a man, as in the page image. Other times he's still a dwarf, with short legs and an outsized head, but is more or less good looking.
  • Depending on the Writer: Whether his Freudian Excuse is given any play or not, and if his crush on Diana is a redeeming quality or just makes him worse.
  • Depraved Dwarf: Stunted and twisted in both body and spirit summarizes Doctor Psycho pretty well. We're talking an evil midget who once used Mind Control to make a bunch of people commit cannibalism, an act that not only sexually aroused him, but inspired him to Mind Rape them by letting them feel his arousal as if it were their own and then let them go once he was bored. Even beyond that, he's defined by his hateful misogyny.
  • Enemy Mine: Actually aids Wonder Woman during Odyssey because he hates the new timeline as much as she does.
  • Frame-Up: In the Golden Age he was framed for theft by a college rival, who subsequently stole Psycho's fiancé while he was in prison.
  • Freudian Excuse: Has a lifetime of rejection and mistreatment behind him, though whether this is played for sympathy at all depends upon the writer.
  • Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: His are grotesquely wide and constantly bulging almost clear out of his head.
  • Had to Come to Prison to Be a Crook: He was framed for a crime he did not commit and ended up in prison as a result, all while a colleague stole his fiancee. His time in prison seems to be the last straw that turned him into what he was.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: Without the he-man part.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: In Secret Six, they find out they're eating Solomon Grundy. Cheshire throws up. Psycho asks for more.
  • Kick the Dog: He does this a LOT.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: His execution of one of The Morrigan is this during Odyssey.
  • Little People Are Surreal: Invoked by Psycho's mental powers and penchant for making people live through what essentially qualifies as an acid trip.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: Usually dressed in a suit Post-Crisis.
  • Mass Hypnosis: One of his main super powers.
  • Master of Illusion: Another major super power. Dr. Psycho can create powerful illusions that are influential enough to damage or kill others.
  • Messy Hair: Pre-Crisis. Today he's more likely to have it slicked back.
  • Mind Rape: He's a fan. Especially the rape part.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: The very name says it all.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Would you trust in an explicitly-psycho doctor?
  • The Napoleon: Hates being reminded of how small he is.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: In one infamous incident, he used More Than Mind Control to enslave multiple people and turned them on each other in a frenzy of cannibalism. He got sexually aroused from watching this! And he broadcast his sexual pleasure from the act into the minds of all his victims, resulting in a case of serious Mind Rape in those who survived.
  • Pet the Dog: During his Enemy Mine with Wonder Woman in the altered timeline of Odyssey he not only helps restore Diana's memories of the regular timeline, but gives a long speech on how much she means to the world, and how much he admires her personally and wants to be a part of her life. His freeing Ajax later in the same arc may also qualify, even if it was in his best interests to do so.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: One of the premiere examples in comics. He dates back to the Golden Age, where misogyny was his primary reason for becoming a supervillain, and it still forms a cornerstone of his persona.
  • Psychic Powers: Dr. Psycho is a potent telepath which grants him ability to create astral projection, ectoplasmic conjurations, Mind Control via hypnosis and illusions.
    • Mind over Matter: Averted, actually. For all his nasty power over the human mind, Cizko cannot affect the physical world with his powers.
  • Psycho for Hire: When employed by The Duke of Deception, Circe, Veronica Cale, Alexander Luthor Jr, or any of the other masterminds who have used his services.
  • Psycho Psychologist: In his original depiction he was a psychiatrist. Indeed, he has a particular talent for taking an opponent's fears and inhibitions and turning them against them. And well... for the psycho part...
  • Red Right Hand: Psycho's dwarfism is played this way.
  • The Resenter: Resents normal sized men and women alike.
  • Sinister Shades: A part of his costume in the mid-2000s.
  • Slasher Smile: Sports it more than once.
  • The Sociopath: Under some writers he's played as an absolute psychopath.
  • Stalker with a Crush: To Diana.
  • Tragic Villain: Initially, as he was born deformed, bullied all of his life because of it, framed for a crime that he did not commit, had his fiance stolen from him, and was led to believe that she was complicit in the Frame-Up. As the years went on, though, he became crazier and crazier and sympathies dwindled accordingly.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Heroes and villains alike are prone to doing this to Psycho on account of his small size. It rarely ends well for them.
  • Villainous Crush: Often written as having one on Wonder Woman. During The Odyssey he comes to her assistance because he can't stand living in a world where he isn't a part of her life.

     Drakul Karfang 
Drakul Karfang
AKA: Drakul Karfang Drankoni Serpente

The main antagonist of the graphic novel League of One. An ancient dragon queen prophesied by the Oracle of Delphi to slaughter the Justice League should they face her in battle. Learning of this, Wonder Woman decides to disable the team to face the dragon herself. She goes on a rampage across Switzerland, killing many people and turning neighbors against each other out of both revenge for the destruction of her kind, and out of sadism.

First Appearance:
Created By:

  • Bad Boss: Treats her gnome servants like crap, having no regard whatsoever for their well being.
  • Breath Weapon: Three different ones. Fire, magic Mook Maker fire, and poison gas.
  • Consummate Liar: Knows of the prophecy, and temporarily convinces Diana that she misinterpreted it. She didn't. Is also just dishonest in general.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: Well, "cutie" is pushing it, but the main reason she's so evil is because the gold she ate to become strong was tainted with the essence of its wicked former owners.
  • Hate Plague: Her mere presence instills paranoia and hatred within people.
  • Fatal Flaw: Sees everyone as beneath her, and thus fatally underestimates Diana.
  • I Surrender, Suckers: Offers to allow Wonder Woman to keep her heart for insurance that she will no longer cause trouble. It's a ploy of course, and leads directly to Karfang's death.
  • Mook Maker: Can turn gnomes into monstrous Drakugnomes.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: A classic western style six-limbed dragon. Breathes two kinds of fire, one semi-normal flame, and a magic green flame which creates monsters. Collects gold to use as a bed, and also consumes it to strengthen outer armor, but this gold is tainted by the spirit of its owners, influencing the dragon in question.
  • One-Shot Character: She only shows up for a single story arc.
  • Smug Snake: Arrogant and self-centered.
  • Soul Jar: A dragon is invincible unless their heart is destroyed.
  • Technicolor Fire: Has a special green fire which forcibly transforms gnomes into Drakugnome minions.
  • The Dreaded: Feared by all who know of her, and for good reason.
  • The Power of Hate: Her flames are instilled with the power of pure hatred, which takes the fear and hatred within a person's soul and uses it to burn them from within. This is how Diana is ultimately able to defeat her. Wonder Woman has no hatred to speak of.
  • Thematic Rogues Gallery: A villain themed around deception and lies. Fitting for the Spirit of Truth.
  • This Looks Like A Job For Wonder Woman: Ultimately, Diana was really the only person who could've stopped her.

     Duke of Deception 
Duke of Deception

The Duke of Deception is Ares' right hand man and most trusted disciple. He has the ability to create illusions.
For the version of this character in The Legend of Wonder Woman (2016) see the corresponding character page.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 1 #2. (1942)
Created By: William Moulton Marston & Harry G. Peter

  • The Dragon: To Ares naturally, one of his most trusted allies.
  • Master of Illusion: He uses his illusions to spread falsehoods among humanity to provoke them into conflict and war. He often vainly projects an attractive illusion of himself.
  • The Starscream: Perhaps unsurprisingly, he's repeatedly attempted to betray Ares.

     Egg Fu 
Egg Fu
AKA:Chang Tzu

Debuting in the Silver Age; Egg Fu was a Chinese Communist agent (and horrible racial stereotype) who inexplicably took the form of an egg the size of a house, and used his Fu Manchu moustache as a weapon. Killed in combat with Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor, he was replaced by his descendant, Egg Fu the Fifth, who menaced Wonder Woman in another issue, and his robotic duplicate, Doctor Yes, who fought the Metal Men.

Post-Crisis, Egg Fu was reimagined first as an Apokoliptian super computer, and then as a centuries old criminal mastermind and mad scientist (and horrible racial stereotype) named Chang Tzu. The Chang Tzu incarnation was the head of a collective of mad scientists on Oolong Island, and produced weapons and technology for Intergang, until he was seemingly slain by a revolt among the other scientists. Returning to life four months later, he went on to menace both Checkmate and the Outsiders, before facing Wonder Woman, Power Girl, and the Cassandra Cain Batgirl in ''Wonder Woman #600."

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 1 #157. (1965)
Created By: Robert Kanigher & Ross Andru

  • Alternate Company Equivalent: Morrison's version of Egg Fu was a giant flying head inside a cybernetic apparatus who killed henchmen on a whim and acted as Intergang's top scientist. It's a pretty obvious parallel to Marvel's M.O.D.O.K., a giant flying head inside a cybernetic apparatus who kills henchmen on a whim and acts as AIM's top scientist.
  • Ambiguously Human:
    • The original Egg Fu is egg-shaped and the size of a house, but apparently human as he's specifically a Chinese Communist agent (as racially depicted as he may be). Though his descendent, Egg Fu the Fifth references "other Egg Fus" being "hatched" which begs the question of just what process was used to create them.
    • What exactly Chang Tzu is was also kept up in the air. He spoke as if he was human, but didn't look it in the least, and his condition doesn't resemble any real life deformity. Though it could be the result of self-mutation.
  • Asian Speekee Engrish: Egg Fu the First, Egg Fu the Fifth, and Doctor Yes all spoke this way in the sixties, mangling tenses and sentence structure and swapping "L" and "R".
  • Ax-Crazy: The Chang Tzu version is a violent lunatic who kills off anyone who irritates him.
  • Bad Boss: Chang Tzu murders a henchman for snickering.
  • Berserk Button: Surprisingly, "Egg Fu" isn't for Chang Tzu - it is merely one on his "nine thousand and ninety-nine unmentionable names." Thinking the name is funny, however, gets you immediately killed.
  • Body Horror: His physical condition was played for full horror in the Chang Tzu version.
  • The Cameo: Briefly appears in the background during Dark Knights: Metal (specifically, the Wild Hunt one-shot, which was co-written by Grant Morrison, the guy who pushed to reintroduce him in the modern day).
  • Cephalothorax: The Chang Tzu version has mechanical arms built into his "body" which is otherwise just a head.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Chang Tzu puts Sasha Bordeaux and Captain Boomerang through excruciating torture in order to understand their abilities.
  • Combat Tentacles: Chang Tzu uses his mechanical tentacle arms as his main weapons. In Wonder Woman #600, two of them are fixed to his face in "honour" of his sixties prehensile moustache.
  • Darker and Edgier: Post-Crisis (in 52), Egg Fu was transformed into the horrific and monstrous Chang Tzu, who killed a henchman because he might have once called him "Egg Fu." According to the Word of God, Morrison was begging them to retain the prehensile mustache, but he was voted down.
  • Death Is Cheap: Though he has been killed on more than one occasion he never fails to reappear eventually. He has hinted that his "resurrections" are accomplished through cloning.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: Both in the Silver Age and the Modern Age.
  • Dirty Communists: In his first incaranation, he was a former communist agent.
  • Evil Cripple: The Chang Tzu incarnation can only move with the aid of his cybernetic arms and legs.
  • Evil Laugh: "Hee-ho!"
  • Funetik Aksent: Went on and on about "Amelicans" and his "Doomsday Locket" in the sixties. It was as painfully racist as it sounds.
  • Immortality Immorality: The Chang Tzu version, who regenerates after every death.
  • Interchangeable Asian Cultures: In Wonder Woman #600 Power Girl and Cassandra Cain—the latter of whom is Asian—both refer to Chang Tzu as a manga monster. This could just be because of his tentacles, but it's hard to ignore that they're accusing a Chinese villain of being a Japanese stereotype.
  • Legacy Character: The original Egg Fu's relative, Egg Fu the Fifth, and his robotic duplicate, Doctor Yes.
  • Mad Scientist: He also established an entire collective of "mad" scientists dubbed the Science Squad.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: The Chang Tzu incarnation features multiple mechanical arms, strong enough to tear even superhumans apart and temporarily restrain the likes of Wonder Woman and Power Girl.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Not most of the time, but in Wonder Woman #600, Diana tells Power Girl they will both have to strike with all of their might in order to put Chang Tzu down. Power Girl questions this, noting "that's a lot of might," and Wonder Woman tells her to just do it. In the end, both their full power blows prove enough to knock Chang Tzu out, but only crack his shell enough to give him the equivalent of a nosebleed.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: The "modern" Chang "Egg Fu" Tzu can not be described without using the terms "giant egg", "cyborg", "mutant", and "no sense of humor."
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: The original Egg Fu actually killed Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor, requiring Hippolyta to use a special machine to resurrect them. The Chang Tzu version was briefly able to subdue Diana, Cassandra Cain, and Power Girl before being taken out.
  • Obviously Evil: The Chang Tzu incarnation is a giant yellow face with a Slasher Smile and various robotic arms hanging off his sides.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: We only arrived in time to see his defeat, but Chang Tzu apparently fought Wonder Woman, Power Girl, and Batgirl all at once in Wonder Woman #600, something few villains can boast of.
  • Prehensile Hair: The sixties incarnations of Egg Fu the First and Egg Fu the Fifth both had prehensile moustaches. This was referenced in Wonder Woman #600 where some of Chang Tzu's tentacles are fixed to his face inthe same place.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The Chang Tzu version.
  • Robotic Psychopath: The version that was an Apokoliptian supercomputer.
  • Rogues-Gallery Transplant: Despite being teamed with fellow WW villain Veronica Cale, the Chang Tzu incarnation initially fought the Outsiders and Checkmate, not Wonder Woman. He would eventually face her in the Issue #600 anniversary addition.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: Chang Tzu could be shot to death by Will Magnus, yet a few years later could tank anything short of full powered blows from both Wonder Woman and Power Girl.
  • Yellowface: Invoked by every version of the character, who is always drawn with features reminiscent of white actors in yellow make up.
  • Yellow Peril: One of the most racist villains of the 1960s, no way around that. Seriously...a gigantic yellow egg with stereotypical Oriental features and a "mustache tlap". John Byrne later tried to retinker him as a supercomputer from Apokolips (and one that was deemed culturally insensitive within the story), but Grant Morrison brought back all the Unfortunate Implications when he named him Chang Tzu and made him part of a Chinese super team.

     Emperor Sangtee

Emperor of the Sangtee Empire, the group that enslaved Diana when she was sent spinning uncontrolled into space on a broken space station.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 2 #69. (1992)
Created By: William Messner-Loebs & Paris Cullins

  • Alien Hair: The Emperor, like all kreel, has no hair but does have a set of barbels on the end of each brow and a flat hair substitute.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: They are an excellent fighter and general. This is only seen in flashbacks and holographic records since when they confront Diana one-on-one they let her talk and then lower their weapon and concede defeat.
  • Boomerang Bigot: The Emperor is a woman but practices their society's violent and horrific misogyny.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: The Emperor never seems quite as militantly obsessed with the Empire's rampant misogyny as the P'Q'Rort (noble governors approx.) and after admitting defeat is seen walking arm-in-arm with Diana while discussing the Empire's plans moving forward. The Emperor also arranges for Diana and Natasha to be safely returned to earth and doesn't renege on the terms of the Empire's defeat, making slavery outlawed permanently.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Emperor Sangtee or Majesty are the closest this character gets to a name.
  • Galactic Conqueror: The Emperor is popular with the people due to their efforts in the expansion of the Empire, and the televised depictions of them brutally putting down slave rebelions.
  • Opposite-Sex Clone: Kreel biology means that attempting to clone a man may result in a female infant, as is the case for the Emperor.
  • Pointy Ears: Kreel have ears that are sort of similar to a human's, with the back edge more rounded and flattened with notches and coming up to a point at the top.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Before the deception is revealed the Emperor intends to have Sakritt executed for betraying Diana to the Empire.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: The Emperor is an active warrior and keeps informed of the rest of the nobles activities, occasionally showing up on their doorstep to take them to task for failure.
  • She Is the King: The Sangtee Emperor is a woman in disguise.
  • Slouch of Villainy: The Emperor is mostly seen slouched gracefully in their throne.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": The Emperor is as close to a name as they answer to, though they'll answer to "Majesty" as well.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: The Emperor is a woman. Not even just her sex, once she's accused of such she agrees it's her gender.
  • Warrior Prince: The Emperor rose to fame as a warrior putting down rebellions prior to ascending to the throne.

AKA: Princess Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman from the future (reanimated corpse)

Created by the Secret Society of Super Villains from the soil of the sites of the world's worst atrocities, using them to empower a corpse of Wonder Woman from the future, Genocide has the strength of a god and nothing even resembling human compassion.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 3 #26. (2009)
Created By: Gail Simone & Aaron Lopresti

     Giganta (I-II) 

Giganta I
Golden Age Giganta
An exceptionally large and aggressive gorilla, the Golden Age Giganta was the largest ape in captivity. After she broke out and went on a rampage (only to be stopped by Wonder Woman), Steve Trevor ordered her destroyed, despite the objections of her keepers. When well-meaning scientist Doctor Zool offered to change Giganta into a human being rather than killing her, Trevor agreed, hoping the experiment would kill the ape. Instead Giganta was changed into a seven foot tall woman who nevertheless retained all the strength and savagery of her original form.

In the Silver Age, Giganta's story was changed somewhat so that she was a colossal ape who had tried to kidnap Steve Trevor. Doctor Psycho intervened and forced Doctor Zool to change her into a human being at gunpoint. The two then teamed up against Wonder Woman, aiming to destroy Diana and win Steve for Giganta.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 1 #9. (1944)
Created By: William Moulton Marston & Harry G. Peter

  • Alliterative Name: In the Silver Age she was Giganta the Gorilla Girl.
  • Amazonian Beauty: She certainly looked the part, though her attitude would put even the most brutal Brawn Hilda to shame.
  • Baleful Polymorph: As far as Giganta is concerned. She didn't ask to become human and she's not thrilled about it. Since she's stuck she tries to bring everyone down into savagery with her.
  • The Berserker: Pretty much always in a rage and all the stronger for it.
  • Brains and Brawn: The Brawn to Doctor Psycho's Brains in the Silver Age.
  • The Brute: Played this role as part of Villainy Incorporated and always featured the personality.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Sometimes wielded a club in the Golden Age.
  • Dark Action Girl: An incredibly powerful hand-to-hand combatant.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: She prefers to be barefoot.
  • Dumb Muscle: Giganta was smarter than your typical thug but not by much, and was always at her most dangerous when someone else was directing her fury.
  • Evil Redhead: Has fiery red hair as a human being, at least in the Golden Age. In the Silver Age she was blonde.
  • Huge Girl, Tiny Guy: When she allied with Doctor Psycho in the Silver Age. She's seven feet tall, he's a dwarf.
  • Humanity Ensues: A gorilla transformed into a girl via mad science.
  • Killer Gorilla: A huge, vicious minded gorilla before being transformed into an equally huge, vicious minded woman.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Giganta's transformation into a supervillain is entirely the fault of Steve Trevor.
  • Pelts of the Barbarian: When allowed to choose her own clothes she favoured a leopard skin dress.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Can still communicate with apes as a human.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Seven feet of redheaded beauty.
  • Super Strength: Giganta's strength was ridiculous even for a gorilla, and it remained that way after she became human.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Seemed to draw strength from her anger.
  • Uplifted Animal: Gained human intelligence when she was transformed into a person.
  • Villainous Crush: The Silver Age one had one on Steve Trevor, in an inverse King Kong situation.
  • Villainesses Want Heroes: Steve Trevor wasn't a superhero but he was certainly heroic, and Silver Age Giganta was motivated by her interest in him.
  • Villain Team-Up: Golden Age Giganta joined Villainy Incorporated. Silver Age Giganta briefly teamed with Doctor Psycho and even developed a bit of a crush on him, though it never overrode her interest in Steve.

Giganta II
AKA: Doris Zeul

Post-Crisis, Giganta is Doctor Doris Zeul, a mousy scientist who was dying from a fatal disease. After trying and failing to place her mind in Wonder Woman's body, Dr. Zeul instead switched bodies with a circus strongwoman who just happened to have mystical size-changing powers. In addition to her feud with Wonder Woman, Giganta is also a long-time member of the Secret Society of Super-Villains and Injustice League and has a crush on her one-time colleague Ryan Choi, the fourth Atom. She was also a member of Secret Six until the New-52 reboot.

  • Adaptation Species Change: Pre-Crisis, she was a gorilla-turned-human. Post-Crisis, she's a human who put herself in a gorilla body in a last-ditch attempt to save herself, then she put herself in another human body.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Is often depicted as being quite muscular, although how attractive she is depends on the artist.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Attack Of the 50 Foot Woman, actually. Though in truth she can get much, much larger than that, reaching heights in excess of several hundred feet.
  • The Brute: Often plays this role in team ups, especially when she's stupid.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Her reaction in Secret Six when she discovered that the shrinking killer, Dwarfstar, has hired Deathstroke and his Titans to kill Ryan Choi? She lures Dwarfstar to her bedroom with the promise of sex, strips him of his belt (the source of his powers) and beats him into submission. She is last heard covering Dwarfstar's mouth with duct tape to stifle his screams, telling him that she plans on keeping him alive so that she can prolong his suffering.
  • Composite Character: She has the powers and supervillain identity of the original Giganta, but the name of the scientist (Zool/Zeul) who created her.
  • Dark Action Girl: Giganta's a capable enough fighter at her regular height. When she grows to full size she becomes an even more formidable adversary, with strength on par with Wonder Woman's.
  • Deal with the Devil: Cut a deal with Circe that allowed her to keep her intelligence when she grew.
  • Defeat by Modesty: Once the Metal Men defeated Giganta by (accidentally) ripping her clothes off, and agreeing to act as a makeshift bikini in exchange for her turning herself in.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Before wearing her jumpsuit, she's always barefoot while wearing the loincloth.
  • Dumb Muscle: Back when she lost IQ points for every foot she grew, Giganta often ended up in this role.
  • Evil Redhead: A redhead and regular villain.
  • Friendly Enemy: Under Gail Simone she's relatively friendly to Wonder Woman when they aren't in combat.
  • Genius Bruiser: Minus the bit described in Weaksauce Weakness below, there's a reason she's Dr. Doris Zeul.
  • Giant Woman: She certainly lives up to her name.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser:
    • She went on a few dates with the Atom even after they found out each others' identities.
    • She is perfectly willing to just sit down and chat with Wonder Woman when they've both had a crummy day.
  • Going Commando: In one Justice League of America story, after Black Canary defeats Giganta, she goes, "If you insist on wearing a skirt into battle, put on some underpants, or at least learn to sit like a lady."
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: To a degree. She's definitely not a good person, but she's not very good at being a supervillain and frequently falls victim to The Worf Effect. Plus the whole fatal illness part of her backstory.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: She tortured and crippled the supervillain Dwarfstar after he killed her boyfriend.
  • Killer Gorilla: Was briefly trapped in the body of a gorilla in a shout out to her Golden Age self.
  • Mad Scientist: Though this has more to do with her origins than how she currently operates.
  • My Suit Is Also Super: Giganta's suit is specialized to grow with her and enhances her invulnerability. Even at normal size, it is bulletproof and resistant to extremes of heat and cold.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Is more of a mercenary than diabolical supervillain.
  • Sizeshifter: Bigger than normal only.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Even at her shortest, Giganta is still six and a half to seven feet tall (Depending on the Writer). And there is no doubt that she is a good looking woman.
  • Stern Teacher: Sometimes has a legitimate job as a very strict college professor at Ivy University.
  • Super Strength: Big and strong in her normal form, Giganta's strength increases exponentially when she grows, giving her muscular power far in excess of her already considerable size.
  • They Call Me Dr. Zeul
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: With Ryan Choi (Atom). Even with both at normal size, she has several inches on him.
  • Villainesses Want Heroes: Infected and controlled by M'Nagalah, the monstrous Cancer god, she was sent to seduce and capture Ryan Choi, the fourth Atom, in the process even going so far as to swallow the miniature hero alive (he escapes). Free of M'Nagalah's control, she approached Ryan for a second chance creating a real relationship despite difficulties. In a bit of irony, their powers are opposite.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Originally, the bigger Giganta got, the stupider she became, making her easier to defeat. She lost this problem thanks to Circe (and got a more sensible outfit out of the deal).


The Daughter of Darkseid and the Amazonian Myrina, prophesied to cause great destruction at the behest of the Anti-God. At the same time as the birth of Diana to Hippolyta, the Amazonian assassin Myrina gave birth to the daughter of Darkseid in secret, aided by Penelope and watched by the oracle Menalippe. Upon the birth of the young girl, Grail was defended by her mother from Penelope, who heard of the prophecy from Menalippe of the destruction that would be caused by the girl when she grew. After murdering Menalippe, Myrina fled Themyscira, bringing her daughter with her as the first Amazons to leave the island.

  • The Corrupter: Grail can infect and corrode the emerald energy of willpower emanated from the Green Lantern Rings, causing great harm and pain to the ring wielder.
  • Evil Counterpart: Grail to Wonder Woman, more so than even Superwoman.
  • Evil Sorcerer: Grail can perform occult Amazon rituals for various purposes.
  • Eye Beams: Inherited her father's Omega Beams. Capable of injuring the likes of New Gods and destroy the unbreakable bracelets of Wonder Woman.
  • Non-Human Humanoid Hybrid: Grail is the hybrid offspring of Darkseid (New God) and Myrina (Amazonian).
  • Rogues-Gallery Transplant: Grail was introduced as a villain and true Big Bad in Darkseid War, she later become an antagonist to Diana and the Amazons in Wonder Woman (Rebirth).


Queen of the Valkyries, and one of the Norse gods' representatives on Earth, Gundra was summoned by Adolf Hitler to do battle with the Golden Age Wonder Woman. They clashed several times, most notably during Gundra's assassination attempt on President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She's been seen a few times since, and has come to blows with the modern Wonder Woman on occasion.

First Appearance: Comic Cavalcade Vol 1 #17. (1946)
Created By: William Moulton Marston & Harry G. Peter

  • The Champion: Was originally the champion of Wotan/Odin. Later could be said to be the champion of Adolf Hitler.
  • Dark Action Girl: The Valkyries, like the Amazons, are a race of warrior women. So when one goes bad, you get this trope.
  • Demoted to Extra: Pre-Crisis Gundra was a major enemy of the 1940s Wonder Woman. Post-Crisis she's appeared only once in the modern era, as part of Circe's vast collective of Wonder Woman villains.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: In Young All-Stars she falls in love with Ubermensch, convincing Iron Munro to spare him in exchange for reviving recently slain Tigress. Gundra explains that she views Ubermensch as the Teutonic warrior befitting a Valkyrie such as herself.
  • Evil Counterpart: As a Valkyrie who fought for the Nazis during WWII, Gundra makes for a solid Evil Counterpart of Hippolyta, the Golden Age Wonder Woman, who was an Amazon who fought for the Americans and the British. When Axis Amerika formed their first lineup, she was even brought in to serve as their equivalent of Wonder Woman.
  • The Exile: Exiled from Valhalla for allying with the Nazis.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: When portrayed as the (former) Queen of the Valkyries.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: Pre-Crisis Gundra tried this on Steve Trevor after stealing his soul and taking it back to Valhalla with her.


A magician and hypnotist who hides behind a male disguise. Hypnota was accidentally shot in the head by her assistant and twin sister Serva and received an experimental brain surgery to save her life. The surgery unlocked the ability to release a "blue hypnotic ray" from within her brain which she used on her sister and unsuspecting thousands to steal military secrets and sell people into slavery. She later joined Villainy Inc..

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 1 #11. (1944)
Created By: William Moulton Marston & Harry G. Peter

  • Beard of Evil: It's fake, but even after her gender is exposed she keeps it included in her costume.
  • Creepy Crossdresser: She wears fake facial hair and dons a phony French accent to pass herself off as a man. In the Post-Crisis stories, this aspect was dropped and she's referred to as Hypnotic Woman.
  • Evil Genius
  • Evil Twin: She once worked side by side with her sister but after getting shot and gaining powers quickly went drunk on the dark side, partially because she believed her sister had legitimately attempted to kill her for no apparent reason.
  • Freudian Excuse: She turned bad after she was shot in the face and believed Serva had legitimately tried to kill her.
  • Hypnotic Eyes: Her Blue Hypnotic Ray can be projected from her eyes and hands.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She tried to instigate a war between Earth and Saturn.
  • Mass Hypnosis: Though Wonder Woman is strong enough to resist Hypnota's power.
  • Mind-Control Eyes: Inflicts blue ones sometimes, courtesy of her "bule hypnotic ray".
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Hypnota is her stage name for her and her sister's magic act, her true name is never revealed.
  • Stage Magician: Her job, at which she ended up getting accidentally shot which led to the development of her powers.
  • Twin Switch: With Serva. Originally it was part of their magic act, but later used her power to make Serva forgot they were twins to further conceal herself whenever they switch places.

     Maxwell Lord IV 
Founder and former leader of the Justice League of International who eventually came into conflict with the superhero community after the destruction of Coast City. He eventually became the malevolent leader of the Checkmate spy organization while eventually deciding to mind control Superman for his own ends, before Wonder Woman dealt out his infamous death scene.
See his page here.

     Minister Blizzard 
Minister Blizzard

An ice-themed villain who debuted in the Golden Age as the Prime Minister of Iceberg Land, he was reimagined Post-Crisis as a radical environmental terrorist with ambitions of creating a new ice age. He wields both a cold-gun, and a climate change machine.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 1 #29. (1944)
Created By: William Moulton Marston & Harry G. Peter

  • An Ice Person: In some continuites which don't want to rely on machinery he seems to have innate ice weilding powers.
  • Evil Chancellor: In his first appearances he was an archetypal one.
  • Pungeon Master: As seems to be the rule for all ice-themed villains at DC.
  • Villain Team-Up: With Mister Freeze, Captain Cold, Killer Frost, and a number of other ice-themed villains.
  • Western Terrorists: Post-Crisis

     Paula von Gunther 
Paula von Gunther

In the Post-Crisis continuity Paula was an enemy of Queen Hippolyta when she went back in time to World War II, Baroness Paula von Gunther was a Nazi spymaster whose plots to undermine America were constantly defeated by the queen and her allies in the JSA. Finally, though, von Gunther was shown the error of her ways and became Hippolyta's closest friend and ally. She retired to Themyscira, where she became an honorary Amazon and created the healing Purple Ray. At one point, she was the host of the evil spirit Dark Angel.

First Appearance: Sensation Comics Vol 1 #4. (1942)
Created By: William Moulton Marston & Harry G. Peter

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Blonde in the comics, she was made a brunette in the Lynda Carter TV series (funnily enough, the exact opposite happened to Fausta Grables, the only other comics villain adapted by the series).
  • Anti-Villain: (Pre-Crisis) She only worked for the Nazis because they were holding her daughter Gerta hostage. Once the girl was rescued, Paula defected to Paradise Island with Gerta in tow, and then helped the Allies fight the Nazis with relish once her daughter was safely settled on the island.
  • The Baroness: Nazi spymistress.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: (Pre-Crisis) Her daughter, Gerta.
  • Evil Genius: Pre-Crisis Paula was an evil scientist and created many unimaginable inventions. She was executed by the electric chair and later revived by an electric machine that she invented.
  • Ghostapo: Post-Crisis. Seeking arcane knowledge, she unleashed a spell which freed Dark Angel, who took over Paula's body.
  • Heel–Face Turn:
    • Determined to reform her most brilliant adversary, Wonder Woman braved enemy lines to rescue Gerta, winning Paula's gratitude and friendship. Almost immediately after, Paula returned to the United States and risked her own life to stop a gang of Nazi arsonists, saving countless lives but suffering severe burns in the process. She retired to Themyscira, where she became an honorary Amazon.
    • Her Post-Crisis version also enounced her ties to the Nazi party and relocated to Thymescira where she became a prominent scientist, inventing the Purple Healing Ray.
  • Ret Gone: Pre-Crisis Paula, including all history and corresponding appearances, was initially erased from existence following the first Crisis event.
  • Those Wacky Nazis:
    • Subverted with Pre-Crisis version. The Nazis forced Paula to become a spy and saboteur against the United States using her daughter as hostage. Though hating her new role, Paula could not bear to endanger Gerta, and thus drove herself to become a cold, cruel schemer.
    • Played straight with the Post-Crisis version where she was a ruthless Nazi occultist and a personal assistant to Adolf Hitler during World War II.
  • Vengeful Widow: (Pre-Crisis) The Nazis killed her husband Gottfriend before kidnapping her daughter Gerta and holding the young girl hostage to ensure Paula's cooperation. Once Gerta was safe Paula dedicated the rest of her life to helping the Nazis' enemies and developing much more fantastic new inventions with her knowledge of science than she'd ever done for the Nazis.

     Queen Atomia 
Queen Atomia

The Mad Scientist "Queen" of the Atomic World, who wants to steal uranium to further her plots and allow her to start taking over and enslaving the world at large.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 1 #21. (1947)
Created By: William Moulton Marston & Harry G. Peter

  • Adaptational Heroism: Her Rebirth counterpart in Dimension Chi led an attack on the Themysciran Empire because they invaded her subatomic world first, and relented when Diana showed her mercy.
  • Adaptational Skimpiness: Her Silver Age iteration swapped out the green dress with a mid-calf red skirt for a midriff revealing tiny green top and a skirt with slits all the way up the sides. She kept her pointy shoulder pads though.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: In her debut story, she was meant to represent the dangers and the benefits of the newly honed nuclear power following the creation of the atom bomb. This was dropped in her later appearances where she's a simple bad guy.
  • Bad Boss: She treats her slaves like complete garbage, killing them when they fail to follow her orders or when they mindlessly embellish them. She even casually tells two of them to go immolate themselves and they do it without any hesitation. The fact that she has slaves who'll blindly follow her every whim and it only makes her bored shows what a horrible person she is.
  • Emperor Scientist: Well Queen Scientist, and every single one of her "subjects" has been unwillingly subjected to her experimentation and forced to become mindlessly loyal to her.
  • Evil Redhead: So evil she endes up welded into a mind control device to facilitate her reformation.
  • Falsely Reformed Villain: She seemed like she was genuinely trying to reform, and then started a riot and tried to kill a bunch of people, which led to her getting permanently welded into a mind altering device to force her to behave.
  • Femme Fatalons: Queen Atomia always has sharp fingernails about as long as her fingers themselves.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Of the horrifically evil variety rather than incompetent, as it's implied she created her own country and she rules over it with an iron fist, forcing all of her unwilling subjects through horrific experiments.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: She started out as evil until eventually one of the Venus Girdles was permanently locked onto her body when it was shown she was irredeemably evil. The Legend Of Wonder Woman miniseries revealed she somehow managed to get the device off and went back to being evil. Then in Wonder Woman (Rebirth) she was rewritten as a Well-Intentioned Extremist who only attacked the alternate dimension version of Themyscira because they invaded her world first.
  • It's All About Me: She only desires power and to control everything.
    Queen Atomia: I take what I like, Wonder Woman, and I keep it forever!
  • Lilliputians: It's never clearly addressed if Atomia is meant to have always been microscopic, but given her extensive laboratory takes up almost her entire "kingdom" and her ability to shrink down normal humans it's likely she and her "subjects" started out as human before she decided to create a minuscule world to hide her work in.
  • Mad Scientist: She has a laboratory in which she has two self invented machines which turn people into her permanent Slave Mooks, a Shrink Ray and is trying to steal uranium in order to take over the world.
  • Minion Master: She has a large number of Proton and Netron slave mooks.
  • Mook Maker: Queen Atomia has two sets of machines for turning humans into her near robotic slaves. There is one for her "Neutron Slaves" and one for her "Protons" and both work disturbingly quickly to permanently alter people mentally and physically.
  • Shoulders of Doom: Queen Atomia has always worn curved decorative green shoulder pads over her dress, giving her incredibly tall pointed shoulders in silhouette.
  • Shrink Ray: It's more of a gas, but works the same way and turns humans microscopic.
  • Slave Mooks: Her Proton and Nutron Slaves are outright called her slaves and are transformed into two sets of identical powered mooks.
  • The Sociopath: A remorseless, manipulative, power hungry tyrant who demands to be ruler of everything no matter how big or small.
  • Take Over the World: She wants more power, and uranium, in order to expand her little self created empire to include the earth rather than only things of a microscopic scale.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Queen Atomia has green eyes with brighter green scleras, though in some pannels it looks more like she has black eyes with bright green scleras.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Lampshades at one point that she should've killed one of her opponents when she had the chance instead of letting her simply suffer an ironic fate, since said opponent has helped completely topple her plans.
    Queen Atomia: That's it! I've sworn off irony forever!
  • Would Hurt a Child: Was fine with kidnapping children, including young Suzy.
  • You Got Spunk: She takes a liking to little Suzy in The Legend of Wonder Woman when the kid mouths off and calls her a mean old lady even though Atomia could kill her. This quickly vanishes as Atomia's plans fall apart and Suzy proves to be a hindrance.

     Queen Clea 
Queen Clea

A foe of the Golden Age Wonder Woman, and the Post-Crisis founder of the original Villainy Incorporated, Clea is the Queen of an Atlantean outpost who stole the Trident of Poseidon as the first step in her plans for conquering all of Atlantis. She has faced the modern Wonder Woman as well, both with a new Villainy Incorporated, and on behalf of Circe.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 1 #8. (1944)
Created By: William Moulton Marston & Harry G. Peter

  • Apparently Human Merfolk: She's Atlantean and lives underwater, but looks entirely human.
  • Bare Your Midriff: She wears what is essentially a bullet bra for a top.
  • Big Bad: Of both versions of Villainy Incorporated (though in the Pre-Crisis timeline she was actually The Dragon to Saturnian villain Eviless).
  • Dark Action Girl: As an Atlantean, Clea has most of the same powers as the likes of Aquaman and Mera, and can consequently get physical with the best of them.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the Post-Crisis world, where she faced Wonder Woman only twice, once as the leader of a new Villainy Incorporated, and once as part of Circe's massive supervillain collective.
  • Evil Matriarch: Her daughter Ptra is one of her enemies, and teams with Wonder Woman to bring Clea down.
  • The Exile: Exiled from the Atlantean continent following her invasion of Aurania.
  • Flying Brick: Circe grants Clea the power to fly, which when coupled with her Atlantean superstrength and durability transforms her into one of these.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: The outpost city of Venturia essentially fell apart during Clea's reign, prompting her attack on nearby Aurania. Later exiled from Venturia, she tried to become Queen of Skartaris, nearly destroying that country in the process.
  • The Leader: Of two versions of Villainy Incorporated, Post-Crisis. She's a combo Type I and IV.
  • Making a Splash: Holding Poseidon's trident enables Clea to manipulate the ocean.
  • Minidress of Power
  • Prongs of Poseidon: Wielded Poseidon's own trident briefly.
  • Retcon: The disappearance of Eviless from the timeline after the Crisis resulted in Clea, and not her, being the leader of the original Villainy Incorporated.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Clea stands six feet five inches, making her taller than the likes of Superman and Batman.
  • Stripperiffic: Her costume is barely there.
  • Super Speed: Both on land and in the water.
  • Super Strength: Comparable to that of Wonder Woman or Aquaman.
  • Take Over the World: Aims to conquer Atlantis and then the surface world.
  • Villain Team-Up: Clearly has a thing for these Post-Crisis, having led two versions of Villainy Incorporated. The first one was made up of Cheetah I, Zara, Doctor Poison I, Hypnotic Woman, and herself, the second of Cyborgirl, Doctor Poison II, Giganta, Jinx, and Trinity. She's also been a member of Circe's collective, and Pre-Crisis, joined Eviless' Villainy Inc.

     The Queen of Fables 
The Queen of Fables
AKA: Tsaritsa

Tsaritsa was originally a sorceress from another dimension until she was exiled to our world and then trapped in the Book of Fables (she was the actual evil queen from "Snow White"). Her time in the book allowed her to use bring any work of fiction to life. Awakening in modern times, this cruel tyrant hopes to reawaken her empire.

See Justice league villains page.


An alien with mind control powers, Osira (and her husband Hefnakhti) crash landed in Ancient Egypt, where she used her powers to gain control of the country, before being sealed away by a priest. She was released during WWII, and fought the Golden Age Wonder Woman; she later came into conflict with Diana Prince and Donna Troy in the modern era.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 1 #231. (1977)
Created By: Martin Pasko & Bob Brown

     Red Panzer (I-IV) 
Red Panzer (I-IV)
AKA: Helmut Streicher (1st); unknown (2nd and 3rd); Justin (4th, last name unknown)

Originally a Nazi general, and a foe of the Golden Age Wonder Woman, the Red Panzer's legacy has long survived his death, and the fall of the Third Reich, being adopted by various Neo-Nazis and fanatics. All of them have, at some point, come into conflict with Wonder Woman and Donna.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 1 #228. (1977)
Created By: Martin Pasko & Jose Delbo

  • Arm Cannon
  • Avenging the Villain: Red Panzer III sought to avenge his father, Red Panzer II.
  • Boomerang Bigot: The third Red Panzer had African-American ancestry. He was aware of this, and loathed himself for it.
  • Captain Ersatz: While the individual Red Panzer's have been original characters, the concept, of a red suit of armor associated with a particular ideology, and handed down from successor to successor, is very similar to that of the Crimson Dynamo, a long-running Iron Man villain.
  • Four-Star Badass: Red Panzer I was an actual Nazi general, and a capable fighter. The later versions have been Neo-Nazi thugs.
  • Freudian Excuse: Red Panzer III watched his father kill his mother over supposed imperfections in her bloodstream. This screwed him up pretty badly to say the least.
  • Gratuitous German: The name. It should either be "Rote Panzer", or "Red Armor," not the mishmash that is "Red Panzer."
  • Handicapped Badass: Streicher had a cataract in one eye. This didn't stop him from being able to take on two Wonder Women at once. Similarly, Red Panzer III had a missing arm, but could still face off against Diana and Donna.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: Red Panzer.
  • Legacy Character: Four men have worn the Red Panzer's armor: Nazi General Helmut von Streicher (I), an unrevealed father (II) and son (III) and teenage Justin (IV).
  • Mad Scientist: Helmut Streicher not only wore the Red Panzer armor, he designed it, along with much of his time travel equipment.
  • Made of Indestructium: The metal alloy that forms the armor is one of Streicher's own design. It can take hits from anything.
  • No Name Given: Red Panzers II and III.
  • Only One Name: Red Panzer IV is known only as Justin.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: I, II, and III are all Nazis, and IV has to pay the idea lipservice.
  • Powered Armor: The Red Panzer armor is the one consistent thing about the men who have taken its name. It grants Super Strength, Nigh-Invulnerability, and the ability to fire concussive blasts.
  • The Power of Hate: Red Panzer II's hatred was so strong and ingrained via being distorted by the xenophobic ideologies of Adolf Hitler that he was able to resist the effects of Wonder Woman's lasso to see the truth of his actions and actually cause a fiery feedback . Not even Ares, the God and physical embodiment of War itself, could resist the effects of the lasso. His hatred actually terrified Donna Troy who was using it on him at the time.
  • Straw Hypocrite: Red Panzer IV, who doesn't believe in Nazism at all, but wears the Red Panzer armor because Vandal Savage told him to.
  • Stupid Jetpack Hitler: Where'd he get Powered Armor in 1940?
  • Tank Goodness: Panzer is German for armor; it's also short for Panzerkampfwagen, aka "Armoured War Vehicle", aka the tank.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Teenage anarchist Justin was recruited by Vandal Savage to become the fourth Red Panzer.
  • Time Travel: Helmut Streicher first encountered Diana courtesy of one of his time travel jaunts. This ultimately resulted in a clash between him, Diana, and Hippolyta.
  • Villain Team-Up: III and IV are part of Vandal Savage's Tartarus organization.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: All the Panzers have had the swastika on their armor somewhere, typically in the middle of the helmet.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Serious elements of this with Red Panzer III towards Red Panzer II.

     Silver Swan (I-IV) 

Silver Swan I
AKA: Helen Alexandros

Silver Swan is enemy of Wonder Woman specializing in sonic attacks and aerial combat. As a Legacy Character, there have been four of these of these so far and each have a Freudian Excuse to fight Wonder Woman, except for the fourth who didn't even get an origin story. Formerly a ridiculed Greek Ballerina turned seductive supervillainess, the first Silver Swan, alias Helen Alexandros, fought Wonder Woman on her own as part of Ares’ pawn before joining other villains.

First Appearance: Wonder Woman Vol 1 #288. (1982)
Created By: Roy Thomas & Gene Colan

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Helen Alexandros made herself Diana and Etta Candy's roommate to get closer to Wonder Woman.
  • Charm Person: Helen had a version of this ability that worked on men. Any man who saw her was instantly awestruck by her beauty.
  • Deal with the Devil: Helen Alexandros made a deal with Ares to become the first Silver Swan. She regained her talent as a ballet dancer; in exchange Ares would use her as a weapon against Wonder Woman.
  • Divine Lineage: According to Ares when he granted her powers, Helena was a descendant on her mother Leda’s side from Helen of Sparta, daughter of Zeus and Leda, aka the same Helen of Troy from which she was named, giving her some degree of divine blood.
  • Does Not Like Men: Absolutely despises men for ragging on her about her looks throughout her lifetime and gleefully takes any chance to bring about their destruction, even joining Ares partially because he promised to destroy Man’s World. However she was still enamored when she encountered Dr. Psycho in his Wonder Man persona.
  • Fluffy Fashion Feathers: As part of her blessing, Ares granted her functioning feather plumage as part of a prima ballerina costume that grants her flight.
  • Freudian Excuse: Helen became Ares's weapon against Wonder Woman out of frustration for having been born with sub-par looks in a world that values beauty over everything else, especially the constant bullying of men and her own mother because of her homely looks. As part of a deal, Ares allowed Helen to change into the Silver Swan for an hour at a time, but would allow her to stay as the Swan permanently if Helen killed Wonder Woman.
  • Hollywood Homely:
    • Helen Alexandros is made out to be practically a hag in the dialogue but her picture, while certainly mousy and freckled, is a far cry from hideous.
  • Hypocrite: Bemoans the fact the world only cares about beauty and physical looks, while later falling in love with Dr. Psycho for his looks as Wonder Man and completely overlooking him after turning back into his repulsive diminutive self. Showing despite her hatred of a superficial world, she is superficial herself.
  • I Just Want to Be Beautiful: Her whole descent into villainy was formed out of a desire to be beautiful and praised after being driven to intense bitterness over being overlooked and cruelly treated because of her homely appearance.
  • I Just Want to Be You: Helen's story was continued thirty years later in DC's Retroactive line via the Wonder Woman - The 80s issue, which had Dr. Psycho using his powers to make Helen into Wonder Woman, albeit temporarily. Psycho stated he would make her Wonder Woman forever if she brought him the real Wonder Woman. The story ended with Helen's transformation being undone and falling to her death.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Part of her blessing from Ares grants her the ability to flight at near lightning speeds and increased strength and durability.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: Helen fell in love with Dr. Psycho's projection Captain Wonder, and Psycho fell in love with Helen's Silver Swan form. After her powers were removed, Helen searched for Captain Wonder but found Dr. Psycho instead who repulsed her, continuing her search despite the fact Captain Wonder did not exist.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Each Silver Swan has the ability to create powerful sound waves with her voice. Their "swan songs" are capable of devastating a small area of land with their destructive force.
  • Ret Gone: Helen Alexandros after Crisis on Infinite Earths where she mysteriously regained her powers, with Valerie Beaudry becoming the first Silver Swan in-universe even if she was the second version of the character.
  • Villain Team-Up: Joined with Ares and later Dr. Psycho as Wonder Man against Wonder Woman.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After Helen failed to kill Wonder Woman, a disappointed Ares revoked her powers after deeming her unworthy

Silver Swan II
AKA: Valerie Beaudry

The second Silver Swan was formerly disfigured hermit turned beauteous metahuman via a company weapons project manipulated and abused by its CEO to serve as a weapon due to a one-side infatuation.

  • Barrier Warrior: By emitting a low-level hum, Valerie can use her powers to generate a sonic shield around her body that protects her from most forms of conventional attack, including energy attacks.
  • Body Horror: Valerie Beaudry's parents were both exposed to harmful levels of radiation following a series of nuclear tests while Valerie was in the womb. As a result, Valerie was born with severe physical deformities.
  • Domestic Abuse: Valerie often underwent this while married to Armbruster, even wearing shades in civilian guise to hide her bruises.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Valerie possessed great jealousy of other women, which Armbruster encouraged Valerie's jealousy, intent on using her as a weapon to destroy the Amazon princess.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Valerie actually kept the Silver Swan name for a while and acted as a member of the superhero team called the Captains of Industry, as well as the Suicide Squad.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Her motivating trait that led her into villainy as a result of her loneliness and deformities.
  • Love Redeems: Thanks to Diana and her pen pal, Maxine Sterenbuch, who had formed a true friendship with Valerie over the years as a pen pal during her years of isolation, Valerie saw Armbruster for who he truly was and divorced him.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Each Silver Swan has the ability to create powerful sound waves with her voice. Valerie’s in particular is dependent on her willpower which at their peak could sheer a Ferris Wheel in half.
  • Put on a Bus: After offering her aid against Circe during War of the Gods event, Valerie retired her identity as the Silver Swan and eventually settled for a quiet life in suburbia, not far from her good friend Maxine.
  • Stripperific: Even moreso than the previous Silver Swan, with a focus on midriff cleavage and legs.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Collectively, the Silver Swans after Helen Alexandros were much more sympathetic, tragic, and ultimately turned out to not be so villainous.
  • Tragic Villain: Due to being born with severe physical deformities, Valerie isolated herself, longing for friendship and love. She was offered by a CEO Armbruster of a company to be made beautiful by volunteering to undergo treatments in a program called Project: Silver Swan. The project transformed her from the next Silver Swan, but also left her emotionally vulnerable to the amoral Ambruster of the company who mentally and physically abused her into loving and marrying him.
  • Winged Humanoid: Has luminescent wings that grant her flight and maneuverability in the air.

Silver Swan III
AKA: Vanessa Kapatelis

A long-time fan and sidekick to Wonder Woman while she was staying in her home alongside her mother who became captured, physically augmented as a cyborg, and mentally abused into serving as the next Silver Swan.

  • Ax-Crazy: Highly volatile and sadistically destructive due to her brainwashing, to the point she openly targets civilians just to make Wonder Woman notice the deaths.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Often used as a weapon against Wonder Woman and mentally abused in showing nothing but aggression while steadily being mutilated by cybernetics.
  • Closer to Earth: Before being turned into Silver Swan, George Perez wrote and illustrated Vanessa as a realistic teenage girl.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Vanessa's story was finished in Wonder Woman #600 at her graduation, having completely recovered from her time as a cyborg and grown as a person.
  • Karma Houdini: Vanessa was never legally punished for her acts of destruction or murdering Cassandra Sandsmark’s friends after destroying her school.
  • More Than Mind Control: In Vanessa's case. Circe and Dr. Psycho played on her feelings of resentment and abandonment towards Wonder Woman in order to turn her into the third Swan.
  • Tagalong Kid: Vanessa used to be this when she was younger for Wonder Woman. She acts as a deconstruction of the trope when it’s shown how much damage is done to her and her personal life because of her affiliation with Wonder Woman to the point her mother regrets Wonder Woman being around at all. The negative aspects fueled her descent into villainy besides the mind control.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Vanessa was a victim of Circe, Doctor Psycho, and Sebastian Ballesteros, who manipulated her into becoming the third Silver Swan.
  • Winged Humanoid: Has metallic wings to fit her cybernetic enhancements.

Silver Swan IV
AKA: Unknown

A version of the character created before the eventual DC Rebirth, this Silver Swan appeared as part of Circe’s army of rogues against Wonder Woman after the Infinite Crisis event.

  • No Name Given: The fourth Silver Swan’s name has never been revealed. Although it's believed the fourth might have been a reintroduced Helen Alexandros, who had been put in comic book limbo after the first Crisis.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Her screams have been described as having the power to level cities at a time.


Superwoman is an evil doppelganger of Wonder Woman from an alternate universe. She is a member of the Crime Syndicate, a team of super-villains paralleling the Justice League. See their page.


A trio of depraved lesbians led by Top Hat, the bizarre group known as THEM fought against Wonder Woman during her non-powered mod days. With Moose Mama and Pinto by Top Hat's side, THEM began a campaign of harassment against Diana for harboring a young woman they used as a slave. They only made one memorable appearance before disappearing completely after being arrested.

  • Cowboy: Pinto is dressed as one.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Moose Mama is very mannish in appearance and stature, and is implied to be a Drag Queen.
  • Fairy Tale Motifs: Cathy, the young girl they mistreated, is seen as Cinderella while THEM are seen as the evil stepmother and stepsisters and Diana as the Fairy Godmother.
  • Parasol of Pain: Top Hat wields one.
  • Psycho Lesbian: All three of them are implied to be this, especially Top Hat.
  • Slave Collar: They make Cathy wear a dog collar around her neck and regularly used to beat her.
  • Terrible Trio: Wonder Woman dealt with them during her days as a non-powered boutique owner in the 1960s. They started harassing Diana when she began sheltering a young woman they had been keeping as a slave. THEM were stopped by the combining efforts of Tony Petrucci, a young man living in the same neighborhood, and Diana who had taken on Top Hat by herself after the other two and their brutish henchmen were taken care of. They were about as bizarre as Wonder Woman's villains could get, but only made one appearance.

     Veronica Cale 
Veronica Cale

A billionaire perfume magnate that just happens to also be an Omnidisciplinary Scientist, Veronica Cale worked her way up from poor beginnings to become one of the richest women in the world. On account of this, she loathes Wonder Woman, whom she sees as a far inferior icon of female empowerment when compared to herself. She later become the deputy leader of Oolong Island, a commune of Mad Scientists in the Yellow Sea off the coast of China.

  • Ambition Is Evil: Cale's ambitions and desire to be the ultimate female role model are at the core of her villainy.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Veronica has aspirations towards being the Lex Luthor to Diana's Superman, but her lack of combat skill or any real superhuman leverage, and her less than stellar planning skills tend to leave her at the mercy of more powerful villains like Circe, the Gorgons, and Dr. Psycho. She's still a very dangerous threat, but tends to find herself sidelined as soon as somebody worse shows up.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Heads up a major company and uses her money to flagrantly violate the law.
  • Demoted to Dragon: By Chang Tzu on Oolong Island. Veronica's totally unable to stand up to him and winds up as his henchwoman for most of the arc.
  • Disappeared Dad: He vanished after getting her mother pregnant. He appeared again when she tracked him down and blackmailed him into giving her money.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Lex Luthor.
  • The Dragon: Rebirth Cale is forced to attack Diana by Phobos and Deimos, who want to gain access to Themiscyra, and by extension Ares.
  • Driven by Envy: Much as Luthor wants to be Superman, so too does Cale want to be Wonder Woman, claiming that if a Wonder Woman exists, it has to be her, and not Diana.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Her Rebirth version is a loving mother, and the plot would never have happened if Phobos and Deimos hadn't got at her to get to Veronica.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She's committed murder purely to discredit Wonder Woman. Even she's disgusted by the actions of the Four Horsemen, and the carnage that their actions indirectly caused. She's also very specific about Medusa staying away from the President when she attacks Wonder Woman at the White House because she 'loves her country', and finds Dr. Psycho revolting.
  • Evil Genius: She certainly fancies herself one. In reality while Cale is very smart, she's not really cut out for supervillainy.
  • Expy: She's effectively Wonder Woman's version of Lex Luthor, with similar resources and motivations—though a far poorer success rate.
  • Freudian Excuse: Grew up as poor white trash, with a stripper mom.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Her motivation for loathing Wonder Woman is essentially this—Wonder Woman is an immortal superpowerful princess who can talk to animals while Veronica had to work her way up from being white trash.
  • Hypocrite: Rails about female empowerment. Employs Dr. Psycho, a convicted rapist. Bashes Wonder Woman for promoting "perverse sexuality". Sleeps with a senator in order to get her way.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Cold and chilling.
  • It's All About Me: Veronica is willing to try killing one of the world's greatest superheroes, endangering thousands in the process, just to make sure that the media talk about her when they think of powerful women.
  • Mad Scientist: Heads up a conglomerate of them.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Very good at manipulating employees and the press. When it comes to supervillains, her record gets a lot weaker.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Rocks extremely stylish business wear and an immaculate manicure, is pictured on one cover leading a guy on a leash and has the attitude to match. She also seems to get tied up by other villains enough to make William Moulton Marsden proud.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She came to really regret her part in the construction of the Four Horsemen of Apokolips, enough to attempt a Suicide by Cop.
  • Never Live It Down: She admits to Diana that she's deeply ashamed of her role in the creation of the horsemen, which given how much she hates her is saying a lot.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Cale's not a fighter, which is why she employs others to do it for her. Given what the rest of Wonder Woman's rogues are like, this is often a problem for her.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist
  • President Evil: Of Oolong Island, post-52.
  • Propaganda Machine: Tried to turn the media against Wonder Woman on several occasions.
  • Rags to Riches: A villainous version.
  • The Resenter: Believes herself to be a far better female role model than Wonder Woman is, and deeply resents Diana for being the one that women the world over idolize.
  • Self-Made Man: Cale got where she was under her own efforts, a fact that she'll never let anybody forget.
  • Single Mom Stripper: Has this for a backstory
  • Sophisticated as Hell: Her speech is still peppered with "ain'ts" and other mannerisms that betray her poorer origins.
  • Southern-Fried Genius: Veronica hails from Texas and still has the accent to prove it.
  • Spiritual Successor: Cale actually serves as the spiritual successor to two different Golden Age Wonder Woman villains in the two different continuities she is in:
    • Post-crisis/pre-flashpoint: Cale is the spiritual successor to Priscilla Rich the original Cheetah. Both are rich and famous women who are Driven by Envy of Diana's fame to become enemies to her and both do so without any super powers. However, while Priscilla was shown to be a severely mentally ill woman whose actions were brought about by how society pitted women against each other, Cale was simply a petty, cynical Jerkass who simply hated Wonder Woman for daring to be more accepted than her.
    • Rebirth: Cale is the spiritual successor to Paula von Gunther. Both become antagonists because of their daughters being used against them (Paula's daughter was held hostage by Nazis so she could make weapons for them, while the soul of Cale's daughter was taken by Phobos and Deimos, the sons of Ares so she could find Themyscira for them).
  • Took a Level in Badass: Her Rebirth incarnation is far more competent and dangerous, though with a more sympathetic excuse for her villainy.
  • Tragic Keepsake: That rope of green pearls was her mother's costume jewelry; she's been wearing them since she was fourteen and her mother died when she was sixteen.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Despite her undoubted brains, Veronica's alliances with the likes of Dr. Psycho, Ares, and Circe tend to see her forced into this role, fulfilling their agendas instead of her own.
  • The Vamp: Sleeps with a senator to manipulate him into going along with her agenda. She also has sex with a couple of scientists (Will Magnus and Baron Bug) to manipulate them into sharing their scientific designs for her own purposes.
  • Villain Team-Up: Has aligned herself with the likes of Doctor Psycho and Circe, even briefly acting as the legal guardian for Circe's daughter, Lyta. These team ups never end well.
  • Villainous Crush: On Will Magnus of the Metal Men.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Cale thinks she's Wonder Woman's Lex Luthor and accordingly, tries to act the part. Unfortunately, this consistently gets her into trouble when dealing with the actual supervillains in Wonder Woman's rogues gallery.
  • You Go, Girl!: Clearly thinks she's the heroine of one of these sorts of stories, when she's actually the villain in a comic book.


High Priestess of the Cult of the Hidden Flame, Zara harbors a burning hatred for humanity, having been sold into slavery as a child. She clashed with the Golden Age Wonder Woman on a few occasions, and was a founding member of Villainy Incorporated.

First Appearance: Comic Cavalcade Vol 1 #5. (1943)
Created By: William Moulton Marston & Harry G. Peter


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