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YMMV / Wonder Woman (2006)

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For the YMMV page for the Wonder Woman franchise at large see YMMV/Wonder Woman.

  • Anvilicious: Gail Simone mocked the tendency for the character to be depicted as this in her run on the book; Wonder Woman sees a movie based on herself and is embarrassed to discover that it depicts her as a Straw Feminist who constantly gives Narm-filled rants about the superiority of women.
  • Complete Monster: Astarte, the renegade Amazon, swiftly proved herself the nastiest villain of Gail Simone's run. After usurping command of the nomadic intergalactic army known as The Citizenry, Astarte transformed what had been a largely pacific collective into a rampaging horde that destroyed and cannibalized the populaces of entire planets, kidnapped, genetically modified and raped men for reproductive purposes, and indoctrinated stolen girls into becoming loyal slave-soldiers for Astarte's wars. Having put her daughter, Theana, through Training from Hell—forcing her to murder one hundred other children or starve—Astarte kept her caged like an animal, only turning her loose when Wonder Woman threatened her invasion of Earth. When Diana started getting through to Theana, Astarte ordered her daughter executed.
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  • Fashion-Victim Villain: Cheetah's, uh... let's call them chaps, are not very flattering.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Gail Simone once wrote an issue during her run where Diana was annoyed with a film that turned her into the daughter of Zeus and made her and the rest of the Amazons into a bunch of Straw Feminists. Now, not only has the New 52 retconned Wonder Woman into being the daughter of Zeus and given the Amazons a rather violent disdain towards men, but Wonder Woman (2017) has decided to use this version of Diana's origin.
  • Love to Hate: Dr. Psycho and Circe, both Card Carrying Villains who love nothing more than to harass Diana and are both their own special brand of despicable.
  • Romantic Plot Tumor: Diana's romance with (Nemesis) Tom Tresser was not well received, especially given he was an obvious stand in for her traditional blonde, blue-eyed, American superspy love interest Steve Trevor who in this continuity was married off to Etta Candy to make room for Diana to have other boyfriends. Amusingly in Diana's next series the Big Bad is named Nemesis.
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  • Heartwarming Moments: In Warkiller, Diana realizes that Genocide has used her Emotion Bomb powers to poison Donna Troy's mind, causing her to fly into a delusional, Unstoppable Rage when in proximity to the Golden Lasso of Truth. Without hesitation, Diana tosses her Iconic Item into the sea.
    Diana: It is a glorious thing. But it is still a possession. You are my sister. And all the gifts from the gods that have ever been aren't worth a strand of your hair.
  • Strangled by the Red String: Diana is suddenly involved in a relationship with Nemesis (Tom Tresser), a new co-worker and long-time minor DC character. Many fans felt this new hookup was rushed at best, especially since Tom was considerably more boorish than in previous appearances. Their relationship falls apart when Tom learns Diana likes him but does not consider herself to be in love with him.

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