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Real Identity: Various
Appearances (Episodes): #SweetJustice Part 3, #SweetJustice Part 4, and #AwesomeAuntAntiope
Powers/Skills: Immortality, Unarmed Combat, and Armed Combat
The Amazons are a group of immortal warrior women. They are ruled by Hippoylta. Hemera, goddess of daytime, bestowed the Philosopher's Stone to the Amazons. It is said when an Amazon takes up a quest far from home, they sleep where the day lands them. Often, the strongest warrior takes the first bite during a meal. There is an Amazon proverb, "A warrior's home is where she needs no armor." They also have bedtime ritual that involves lighting a fire and chanting and prostrating to Posidia. Somehow, Hippolyta's sister Antiope was a ne'er-do-well. She once captured the three-headed beast, the Cerberus, when it escaped from the death realm Hades. In reality, it was Antiope's mistake that led to the Cerberus escaping in the first place. Antiope and Diana, her niece and daughter of Hippolyta, played a pretend fight despite the latter being forbidden from using any yet due to her being a child. Antiope donned a green bandanna turned crude Cyclops mask and battled Diana with a spear while she used a sword.
Diana avoided the spear thrust of the "Cyclops" and counter attacked. The "Cyclops" pretended to lose and declared it was outmatched. The spear landed at the feet of Hippolyta. They stood at attention. Before Diana could come up with a story, Hippolyta scolded her. She reminded her she still had two more years of training before she was allowed to use a sword. Diana looked at the floor. Antiope tried to calm Hippolyta down and pointed out Diana was working hard. Hippolyta picked up the spear and reminded Antiope she was told many times not to interfere with Diana's studies. As queen, Hippolyta commanded her to stop. She threw the spear to her. Antiope acknowledged her decree but winked at Diana on the sly. Hippolyta decided to let the punishment fit the crime. Diana was ordered to polish every single weapon in the Amazons' arsenal. She began her new chore but Antiope returned atop a Pegasus and whispered to her, asking her if she wanted to see a real Cyclops. Diana gasped and ran to Antiope then they departed the temple.
For a long time, Diana thought her Aunt Antiope was a legendary monster hunter and slayer (and super duper fun). Diana thought studying was boring and just wanted to be a warrior. Hippolyta instilled in Diana the belief that there was more to a warrior than running around with a sword. She taught her that studying was important because no matter what the challenge, they would always be ready. Hippolyta continued the lesson and asked Diana what were the three ways to stop a Kraken. When she was 317 years old, Diana disguised herself as a warrior and entered the tournament of Athena and Aphrodite against her mother's wishes. She survived the 21 tests. According to Amazon law, she was officially a woman and could choose what she wanted to be. She left Themyscira, the island inhabited by the Amazons, without Hippolyta's permission. After finding out what Diana did, they set sail for Metropolis. They arrived right after the Super Hero Girls failed to save Sweet Justice from destruction.
Batgirl was confused and thought it was Diana's destiny to save the world of man. Hippolyta revealed the truth, her insolent child had no such destiny and only brought shame on her people. She pulled Diana by the ear back to the ship and noted she was in for the grounding of her immortal life. Batgirl triggered an alarm on everyone's phones to get them to listen to her or the alarm would keep ringing. She informed them of Wonder Woman's plight and pleaded with them to help save her because best friends were worth fighting for. The girls sneaked aboard the Amazonian ship but were quickly caught. Hippolyta ordered them to be thrown to the ocean beast Cetus for boarding her vessel without permission. The girls broke free and fought back after Supergirl punched an Amazon into the ocean. Green Lantern formed a knight's armor over self and ran around as an Amazon struck her with her sword repeatedly. Zatanna and an Amazon pulled at each other's hair. Batgirl jumped on the shoulders of an Amazon and punched at her head in vain. Supergirl found herself at the bottom of a dogpile.
They pleaded with Wonder Woman to be their leader again. Supergirl reminded her of the time she said she could be the greatest hero the world of man ever knew. Supergirl admitted that wasn't going to be herself, it was going to be Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman smiled and ordered the Amazons to stop. They complied. Hippolyta ordered them to continue. Supergirl got into an arm wrestling match with an Amazon. Zatanna got into a slap fight with another. Wonder Woman ordered them to stop. Hippolyta ordered them to continue. They kept reissuing their order until they were face to face. An Amazon asked which to do. Supergirl pushed her arm down to win the match. Hippolyta stated Wonder Woman was only 317 years old, too young and too naive to make her own decisions. Wonder Woman disagreed and stated she alone survived the 21 tests of the tournament of Athena and Aphrodite which proved she was her own woman and could decide who she wanted to be according to Amazon law. The Amazons echoed it was the law and bowed. Hippolyta grunted in frustation and walked away. Wonder Woman left with her team back to Metropolis.