Origin of Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman is one of the first costumed females in comics. She first appeared in 1940 comic book. Wonder Woman stands for: The God of War.
Psychologist William Moulton Marston is the creator of this fictional character. He created Wonder Woman as he believed in female leadership, which came from a counter-reaction to World War 2.
Marston felt that a female superhero would be both entertaining and a good role model for young women.
Marston explained, “Wonder Woman is psychological propaganda for the new type of woman who should, I believe, rule the world.”
Wonder Woman was one of the first superheroes to get her own debut book so soon after being created.
“Superman was first, Batman was second, and Wonder Woman did it in less than a year from the moment she was first created,” DC Comics archivist LeClear says “It’s just mind-boggling.”
At the very beginning, she had psychic powers like telepathy and astral projection, and then she became invulnerable to electric shocks.
Like many other super-heroes, Wonder Woman has also a secret identity.
Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, Princess of the Amazons. She was trained to be an unconquerable warrior.
She was raised in a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Hoping that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.
Wonder Woman has always been the frank castle of the justice league.
After the first Wonder Woman movie came out, DC made a sequel to Wonder Woman 2017 movie. Also, this female character is a cameo in Batman VS Superman movie, and before that DC have animated movie for Wonder Woman but finally it got a life action movie.
One thing for sure in WW movie: too much Wonder, too little Woman.
What about the fact that Gal Gadot was pregnant in some of the scenes that they shot for wonder woman? I think that’s pretty awesome, isn’t it?
Is it just me or anyone else also find Gal Gadots’ voice half confusing and hard to understand. Is it my hearing problem? Or just an odd foreign accent?
The God does exist in DC. So I think the Titans of the old world, were the angles in DC. And the Different Gods where the children of them, and the demigods (like Diana) are the offspring of them. So Diana is in a way a half granddaughter of fallen angles of the old world. They talk about this in Suicide Squad, because Enchantress and Incubus who are over 6000 years old have actually seen this being.
- She was the first female superhero.
- She’s part of the DC trinity. (Along with Superman & Batman)
- She’s part of Greek mythology.
- Gal Gadot is the first to play Wonder Woman in a live action movie.
- Do you guys remember the part of Justice League: war, when Wonder Woman gets the guy on top of the car with her lasso? The guy, compelled by the lasso, tells everyone he likes to cross-dress in Wonder Woman costumes to make him feel powerful. It’s hilarious, isn’t it?
- She can lift Thor’s hammer.
- As she can lift Thor’s hammer, they need to put her and Thor in a fight, I think. What do you guys think? It’d be epic! And who’d win?
- Did you notice that she fly like Superman in one comic and then fly an invisible plane the next? Why’s that? Well, for the same reason The Flash has a car!
- Her tiara was like a boomerang, she could throw it and it would come back to her like Thor’s hammer, and Cap’s shield. And according to DC Wiki, she had a belt of Hercules or Atlas, which made her strong enough to move the entire Earth.
What is Wonder Woman’s power?
- Superhuman strength, speed, durability, and longevity.
- Skilled hand-to-hand combatant.
- Superior intellect and superhuman memory.
- Utilizes invisible jet, Lasso of Truth, indestructible bracelets, boomerang tiara, sword, and shield.
Is Wonder Woman an immortal?
Wonder Woman is the offspring of Zeus and Hippolyta and as such should be at least a demigod. That would not necessarily make her immortal, but she should be remarkably long-lived.
What are the weaknesses of Wonder Woman?
First, if a man managed to tie her bracelets together, she would lose all of her superpowers exactly like Superman and kryptonite. Second, if her bracelets were ever lost or broken, she goes into an uncontrollable rage.
Wonder Woman is somewhat vulnerable to piercing weapons, such as projectiles.
Modern age Wonder Woman had no specifically called-out weaknesses.
How old is the wonder woman?
“…by the time of Batman v Superman, Wonder Woman is 5,000 years old.” And they say that there are no juicy roles for the older woman in Hollywood. Not to be judgemental, but age is only a number!
Interesting Facts about Wonder Woman:
- Wonder Woman lost (or more like surrendered) her powers in 1968 as she wanted to stay in Man’s World and look after Steve Trevor (who, ironically, was killed off), rather than join her Amazonian sisters who were traveling to another dimension.
- For a few years, Wonder Woman and Superman had a thing. (Crazy, right? I’d love to see them together.)
- As the Wonder Woman/Diana Prince storyline and continuities have mutated over the years, she has held a variety of different jobs, from being Steve Trevor’s assistant to being a spy to being a romance editor in the 1950s. She also worked in fast food and as a singer.
- There have been several Wonder Woman throughout her history. In 1978 Orana challenged her for the title and won, but she later died. Artemis later challenged Wonder Woman for her title in 1994, won, took her power, then also passed away. So, the lesson is: don’t beat Wonder Woman in a contest; it doesn’t work out well for you.
- In one storyline, Diana died and was granted divinity as the Goddess of Truth.
- Wonder Woman is capable of flying at speeds greater than escape velocity. Her top speed is unknown.
- Wonder Woman is very resistant to magic attacks and is effective against her foes which use magic as their main power.
- Her tiara is razor sharp and can be used so as to return to her when thrown. It is also magical and can, therefore, be used to injure those susceptible to magic, such as Superman.
- On occasions, Wonder Woman has employed a magical sword and shield of unknown origin.
- The Lasso of Truth forces those who are bound by it, to tell the truth, and the Lasso is unbreakable. The lasso also forces those who are bound by it to act as the holder demands.
- Her bracelets are made from the remains of Zues’ shield Aegis.
- Wonder Woman can use her super reflexes to deflect projectiles or any form of offensive attack.
- Wonder Woman appeared in 28 games till now.
For me Wonder Woman is not just a fictional superhero, she’s a symbol of gender equality. The reason I love the Trinity, the big three, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman so much is that they appreciate each other.
Wonder Woman has some things in common with both Superman and Batman. She stands in the middle of the two different outlooks on being a hero from the Man of Steel’s and the Dark Knight’s points of view. Plus Wonder Woman is the den mother of female superheroes and the first.