Wonder Woman is an
Amazon warrior princess and one of the most powerful superheroes in the DC
Universe. The daughter of Hippolyta, she was given power by the Gods to fight
against evil in all its forms. Although she was raised entirely by women on
the island of Themyscira, she was sent as an ambassador to the world of man,
spreading their idealistic message of strength and love. Wonder Woman fights
crime and acts as a positive role model for women everywhere. Her equipment
includes the Lasso of Truth, magic gauntlets, and an invisible jet. In the
secret identity she has adopted to become closer to humanity, she is Diana
Prince, a government agent for the Department of Metahuman Affairs. Wonder
Woman is also a founding member of the Justice League of America.
Wonder Woman was
created by William Moulton Marston and Harry G. Peter, and has a lengthy
publication history. This history has sometimes included a sidekick Wonder
Girl and many villains. Since her debut she has become one of the most popular
and recognizable DC Comics characters, along with Batman
and Superman. She first appeared
in All-Star Comics #8 (1941).
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Wonder Woman, as
a design, has had her ups and downs. She started out as a symbol of women's
equality and strength in the 1940's, and was later "rebooted" in the
1950's, after World War 2 (and a different writer), as a more
"conservative" role model for women - being more interested in
fashion, marriage, and crying over boyfriends. lol. Thankfully, she later
returned to her roots of kicking ass.
As an 80's kid, Wonder Woman was before my time... and the idea of a "strong
women" was NOT something out of the ordinary. Female fighters were not a
rarity in the 80's, as I loved characters like Red Sonja. Rogue
and Storm were among my favorite
superheroines, both who are much deeper and
more interesting characters IMO. That said, I always found Wonder Woman to
be kinda boring and generic, visually. Wonder Woman's outfit is also stupidly popular... I think all the
Halloween costumes and stripper outfits kinda ruined it for me.
In the fighting game realm, her appearances in Justice League: Task Force
and MK VS DC weren't that great. Her Injustice incarnation fared
much better, although I think her role in
Injustice's story mode was also kinda insulting to any fan of hers.
NetherRealm gave so many obvious "charity lines" in an effort to force her
importance in the story... they tried too hard.
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