68 Facts About Wonder Woman


Wonder Woman is a superheroine created by the American psychologist and writer William Moulton Marston, and artist Harry G Peter.

FactSnippet No. 910,667

Wonder Woman appears in American comic books published by DC Comics.

FactSnippet No. 910,668

The Wonder Woman title has been published by DC Comics almost continuously ever since.

FactSnippet No. 910,669

Wonder Woman's possesses an arsenal of magical items, including the Lasso of Truth, a pair of indestructible bracelets, a tiara which serves as a projectile, and, in older stories, a range of devices based on Amazon technology.

FactSnippet No. 910,670

Wonder Woman's character was created during World War II; the character in the story was initially depicted fighting Axis forces as well as an assortment of colorful supervillains, although over time her stories came to place greater emphasis on characters, deities, and monsters from Greek mythology.

FactSnippet No. 910,671

Many stories depicted Wonder Woman freeing herself from bondage, which counterpointed the "damsels in distress" trope that was common in comics during the 1940s.

FactSnippet No. 910,672

Wonder Woman has regularly appeared in comic books featuring the superhero teams Justice Society and Justice League .

FactSnippet No. 910,673

Wonder Woman has been featured in various media from radio to television and film, and appears in merchandise sold around the world, such as apparel, toys, dolls, jewelry, and video games.

FactSnippet No. 910,674

Wonder Woman has been depicted in both film and television by Cathy Lee Crosby, Lynda Carter, and in the DC Extended Universe films by Gal Gadot.

FactSnippet No. 910,675

Marston designed Wonder Woman to be an allegory for the ideal love leader; the kind of woman who he believed should run society.

FactSnippet No. 910,676

Wonder Woman described bondage and submission as a "respectable and noble practice".

FactSnippet No. 910,677

Marston wrote in a weakness for Wonder Woman, which was attached to a fictional stipulation that he dubbed "Aphrodite's Law", that made the chaining of her "Bracelets of Submission" together by a man take away her Amazonian super strength.

FactSnippet No. 910,678

Wonder Woman begins using the alias Diana Prince and opens a mod boutique.

FactSnippet No. 910,679

Wonder Woman's acquires a Chinese mentor named I Ching, who teaches Diana martial arts and weapons skills.

FactSnippet No. 910,680

Wonder Woman appears in DC Rebirth with a revised look, which includes a red cape and light armor fittings.

FactSnippet No. 910,681

Later occupations Wonder Woman performed as Prince included translator at the United Nations, Air Force captain and ambassador, and in the '70s TV series, Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman used Prince to serve as an agent of the Inter-Agency Defense Command.

FactSnippet No. 910,682

Wonder Woman's started to work as an army nurse and later as an Air Force secretary.

FactSnippet No. 910,683

Wonder Woman was broadcast worldwide killing a villain named Maxwell Lord, as he was mind controlling Superman into killing Batman.

FactSnippet No. 910,684

When Wonder Woman caught him in her lasso, demanding to know how to stop Superman, Maxwell revealed that the only way to stop him was to kill Lord, so as a last resort Diana snapped his neck.

FactSnippet No. 910,685

Wonder Woman's serves as a symbol of integrity and humanity, so that the world of men would know what it means to be an Amazon.

FactSnippet No. 910,686

Wonder Woman referred to her trait of feeling compassion as both her strength and weakness.

FactSnippet No. 910,687

John Byrne, the writer that introduced the concept of Hippolyta as the first Wonder Woman, has explained his intentions in a post in his message board:.

FactSnippet No. 910,688

Wonder Woman's then is awarded a special uniform made by her mother for her new role as Wonder Woman and safely returns Steve Trevor to his home country.

FactSnippet No. 910,689

Wonder Woman then took part in a variety of adventures, mostly side by side with Trevor.

FactSnippet No. 910,690

Wonder Woman's ran a mod-boutique as a business and dressed in a series of jumpsuits while fighting crime.

FactSnippet No. 910,691

Wonder Woman was now an emissary and ambassador from Themyscira to Patriarch's World, charged with the mission of bringing peace to the outside world.

FactSnippet No. 910,692

Later, Wonder Woman is brought back to life and together with Donna Troy, battles Circe and ultimately defeats her.

FactSnippet No. 910,693

The Olympian Gods granted Diana divinity and the role of the Goddess of Truth who started to reside in Olympus; her mother Hippolyta then assumed the role of Wonder Woman and wore her own different incarnation of the costume.

FactSnippet No. 910,694

Wonder Woman's immediately returned to her duties as Wonder Woman, but ran into conflicts with her mother over her true place and role as Hippolyta seemed accustomed to her life in America.

FactSnippet No. 910,695

Wonder Woman tried to stop Superman, Lord made Superman see her as his enemy Doomsday trying to kill Lois Lane.

FactSnippet No. 910,696

Wonder Woman's actions put her at odds with Batman and Superman, as they saw Wonder Woman as a cold-blooded killer, despite the fact that she saved their lives.

FactSnippet No. 910,697

Diana has no memories of her prior adventures as Wonder Woman, recollecting her memories in bits and pieces and receiving different abilities and resources during the progression of her adventure.

FactSnippet No. 910,698

Wonder Woman's killer, the First Born, the eldest progeny of Zeus, would become Wonder Woman's first major super-villain of the New 52.

FactSnippet No. 910,699

Wonder Woman receives the power of flight by one of Hermes' feathers piercing her thigh and Zola's baby is stolen by Hermes at the end and given to Demeter.

FactSnippet No. 910,700

Later in the series, Wonder Woman is forced to kill War during a conflict with her evil half-brother, Zeus' son First Born, and herself becomes the God of War.

FactSnippet No. 910,701

Wonder Woman pleads with Athena not to allow the Zola personality, whom she has grown to love as a friend, die with Athena's awakening.

FactSnippet No. 910,702

Wonder Woman appears as one of the lead characters in the Justice League title written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Jim Lee that was launched in 2011 as part of The New 52.

FactSnippet No. 910,703

Wonder Woman comes out of hiding to address the United Nations, hoping to defuse the metahuman arms race.

FactSnippet No. 910,704

The Golden Age Wonder Woman had education in advanced arts and sciences as well as psychology, emotions, and emotional intelligence, as did her Amazon sisters.

FactSnippet No. 910,705

Golden Age Wonder Woman had strength that was comparable to the Golden Age Superman.

FactSnippet No. 910,706

Wonder Woman's had an array of mental and psychic abilities, as corresponding to Marston's interest in parapsychology and metaphysics.

FactSnippet No. 910,707

Wonder Woman first became immune to electric shocks after having her spirit stripped from her atoms by Dr Psycho's Electro Atomizer; it was discovered that she was unable to send a mental radio message without her body.

FactSnippet No. 910,708

Wonder Woman's is able to astrally project herself into various lands of myth.

FactSnippet No. 910,709

Wonder Woman's uses these powers in battle against the goddess Artemis and quickly renders her unconscious with ease with a series of carefully positioned counterattacks.

FactSnippet No. 910,710

At the time of her debut, Wonder Woman sported a red top with a golden eagle emblem, a white belt, blue star-spangled subligaculum, and red and golden go-go boots.

FactSnippet No. 910,711

Wonder Woman's wore a series of jumpsuits as her attire; the most popular of these was a white one.

FactSnippet No. 910,712

Wonder Woman's wore an outfit similar to her 1970s one, but now with a larger glowing golden belt.

FactSnippet No. 910,713

Wonder Woman's wears many accessories such as arm and neck jewelry styled as the "WW" motif.

FactSnippet No. 910,714

Shortly thereafter, Wonder Woman is shown being able to summon it with her tiara, have it hover by the War Department, and extend from it a rope ladder with which she could board it.

FactSnippet No. 910,715

Wonder Woman's uses the plane to fly into outer space, and frequently transports Etta Candy and the Holliday Girls, Steve Trevor, and others.

FactSnippet No. 910,716

Wonder Woman continued to use the Invisible Plane for super speed, outer space, and multi-dimensional transport up until the unpowered era of Diana Prince.

FactSnippet No. 910,717

When Wonder Woman resumed superpowered, costumed operations in 1973, she continued to use the jet as before, but did glide on air currents for short distances.

FactSnippet No. 910,718

Each sword, marked with a red star, takes shape from a flash of lightning, and when Wonder Woman is done with them, the swords disappear, supposedly, back into her bracelets.

FactSnippet No. 910,719

Wonder Woman's invented the ray herself in order to heal Steve Trevor from injuries he sustained when his plane was shot down and he was left adrift in the sea for days.

FactSnippet No. 910,720

Wonder Woman's possesses a magical sword forged by Hephaestus that is sharp enough to cut the electrons off an atom.

FactSnippet No. 910,721

The tiara allows Wonder Woman to be invulnerable from telepathic attacks, as well as allowing her to telepathically contact people such as the Amazons back on Themyscira using the power of the red star ruby in its center.

FactSnippet No. 910,722

Wonder Woman's was able to combine the energy with her lasso to enhance its ability.

FactSnippet No. 910,723

Wonder Woman's possessed a Mental Radio that could let her receive messages from those in need.

FactSnippet No. 910,724

Wonder Woman's is a friend of Batgirl, Killer Frost, Hawkgirl, Big Barda, Miss Martian, Beast Boy, Supergirl, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Katana, and is the best friend of Bumblebee.

FactSnippet No. 910,725

Wonder Woman's is an enemy of Cheetah, Lena Luthor, and Giganta.

FactSnippet No. 910,726

Wonder Woman was named the 20th greatest comic book character by Empire film magazine.

FactSnippet No. 910,727

In May 2011, Wonder Woman placed fifth on IGNs Top 100 Comic Book Heroes of All Time.

FactSnippet No. 910,728

However, Steinem disapproved of Wonder Woman being out of costume, and the controversial story line never happened.

FactSnippet No. 910,729

Original significance of Wonder Woman had the intentions of influencing many women of all ages, displaying the physical and mental strengths, values, and ethical attributes that not only men acquire.

FactSnippet No. 910,730

Carolyn Cocca has stated that Wonder Woman possesses a "duality of character" due to the character possessing both feminine and masculine qualities in her physical abilities and attitude, which Cocca felt made her more appealing to a wide audience.

FactSnippet No. 910,731

In 2015, Wonder Woman became the first superhero to officiate a same-sex wedding in a comic series.

FactSnippet No. 910,732

Nick Pumphrey stated that Wonder Woman stands as a non-violent beacon of hope and inspiration for women and men.

FactSnippet No. 910,733

Wonder Woman is suggested as being queer or bisexual, as she and another Amazon, Io, had reciprocal feelings for each other.

FactSnippet No. 910,734