Hall of Heroes - Wonder Woman

Brian Peterson

Name –

Princess Diana of Themyscira

Alias –
  • Diana Prince
  • Wonder Woman
  • Flight
  • Superhuman strength
  • Superhuman speed
  • Superhuman endurance
  • Longevity
  • Master of hand-to-hand combat
Arch Enemy –


Bio –

Diana has two main origin stories. Her classic origin from 1941 goes that Wonder Woman was sculpted from clay by her mother, the Queen Hippolyta. The Greek Gods took compassion on Hippolyta and gave the clay statue life which in turn imbued her with the power of the gods. While on a recon mission Diana discovers US pilot Steve Trevor. Fascinated by him and the stories of the world he comes from she agrees to take him home but must stay in the modern world and help defend it from evil.

Her New 52 origin changes her back story in an interesting way. Rather than being a clay statue brought to life, she is now truly the daughter of Queen Hippolyta and Zeus.  Her original origin story is shown to be a cover to keep the new born demi-god safe from the wrath of Hera.

Diana is a founding member of the Justice League, and one of the most powerful heroes in the DC universe. Her strength is shown to be on par with Shazam, Martian Manhunter and Superman. Currently she has taken on the title and role of “God of War.” Wonder Woman has an arsenal of mystical weapons at her disposal. These include her Bracers of Victory, royal tiara, magical sword, and the Lasso of Truth. The Bracers of Victory are made from fragments of Zeus’s shield and can withstand any blast. Her royal tiara which is magical in nature can be used as a boomerang. Her magical sword can injure almost any character in the DC universe including Darkside and Superman. The Lasso of Truth has the ability to compel whoever is caught in it to tell the truth. The lasso can also restore memories and shield those close to it from magical attacks.

Further Reading/Viewing –
  • Superman Wonder Woman Volume 1 Power Couple
  • Wonder Woman, who is Wonder Woman
  • Justice League Volume 1 Origin
  • Wonder Woman Volume 1 Blood
  • Wonder Woman Volume 2 Guts


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