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Real Identity: Diana, Princess of Themyscira
Affiliation(s): Justice League/Unlimited
Appearances (JL/U): Secret Origins Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Enemy Below Part One, Part Two, Paradise Lost Part One, Part Two, Injustice For All Part One, Part Two, The Brave and the Bold Part Two, Fury Part One, Part Two, Knight of Shadows Part One, Part Two, The Savage Time Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Twilight Part One, Part Two, Tabula Rasa Part One, Part Two, Only a Dream Part One, Maid of Honor Part One, Part Two, A Better World Part One, Part Two, Eclipsed Part One, Part Two, Terror Beyond Part One, Part Two, Secret Society Part One, Part Two, Hereafter Part One, Part Two, Starcrossed Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Initiation, For the Man Who Has Everything, Hawk and Dove, Kid's Stuff, Fearful Symmetry, The Return, This Little Piggy, The Greatest Story Never Told, Ultimatum, Dark Heart, The Once and Future Thing Part One, Part Two, The Doomsday Sanction, The Balance, Clash, Panic in the Sky, Divided We Fall, To Another Shore, Flash and Substance, Dead Reckoning, Grudge Match, Alive! and Destroyer
Appearances (JLI Comics): The Mirror Crack'd, The Mirror Crack'd Part Two, The Mirror Crack'd Part Three, The Mirror Crack'd Part Four, The Mirror Crack'd Part Five, The Mirror Crack'd Part Six, and The Mirror Crack'd Part Seven
Voiced By: Susan Eisenburg/ Dakota Fanning (Kid Wonder Woman)
Hippolyta and Hades sculpted a girl with clay and some time after Hades was sent to Tartarus, the Greek gods animated Diana, most likely because they took pity on Hippolyta for her part in Hades' scheme to ursurp power on Olympus. Diana was raised among a fabled race of Amazons who trained her to be the ultimate Amazonian warrior. She was blessed with amazing speed and strength and the power of flight. Despite Hippolyta's choice to avoid aiding Man's World against the Imperium, she has ventured out in a special armor built by Hephaestus along with silver bracelets that could deflect most attacks and an indestructible golden lasso. She encountered other heroes and defeated the Imperium. They formed the Justice League. Her sheltered existence on Themyscira hardly prepared her for the greed, cruelty, and oppression that she found among the human race. Diana did not show her emotions very often, quite like Batman, she keeps her emotions to herself. As she was raised in a secret island with no men, she finds man's world intriguing. With her deep sense of honor, she is easily offended when she is not accorded the respect that she feels she deserves, and she does not suffer fools gladly. Yet beneath this imposing exterior, she has a sly sense of humor.
Months later, she desired to return home but discovered a man named Felix Faust trespassed on the island and turned all of the Amazons to stone. He extorted Wonder Woman in to gathering pieces of a key that would release Hades from Tartarus. Hades did not keep up his end of the bargain and reduced Faust to a withered form. The League aided her and helped send Hades back to Tartarus. The Amazons were restored to normal but as queen, Hippolyta had to carry out the law and banished Wonder Woman for her insubordinance. While sent back to the World War II, she met an American spy named Steve Trevor and fell in love with him. She received her first kiss from him. They discovered a coded message about the Nazis launching an invasion on the United States of America. After the League defeated Vandal Savage and prevented the major shift in the timeline, they returned to the present. Wonder Woman found Trevor at a senior care home. He instantly recognized her and remembered his nickname for her "Angel."
While in Paris, Wonder Woman danced with Bruce Wayne at an event, not knowing he was Batman. She became fast friends with Princess Audrey of Kasnia and tried to dissaude her from marrying Vandal Savage. Batman eventually confirmed his secret identity during the Thanagarian occupation. They locked lips to avoid a Thanagarian search party. Wonder Woman, despite her reservations, freed Shayera Hol from her prison during the final battle but voted against letting her back into the League. Some time later, Faust unseated Hades in Tartarus and a magical imbalance was created. The Greek gods ordered Wonder Woman to rectify the situation, despite her being banished from Themyscira. Hippolyta activated a hidden power in the lasso, it compelled people to tell the truth. Afterwards, Wonder Woman and Hippolyta reconciled. Batman refused to enter into a romantic relationship with Wonder Woman despite her hints.
While they were on a stakeout in Gotham City, Batman and Wonder Woman encountered Circe instead of Intergang and Wonder Woman was turned into a pig because she desired revenge against Hippolyta. Batman made a bargain to have her changed back to normal and sang "Am I Blue?" for Circe. Wonder Woman ended up in a slaughter house but avoided certain death as the workers tried to kill her. A year later, Wonder Woman was asked by her mother to act as Themyscira's diplomat. Wonder Woman debuted in her new role at a World Assembly summit to implore to nations to act against global warming. Instead, she fell upon the Legion of Doom attempting to extract the Viking Prince's body. After the confrontation, Wonder Woman decided to give the Viking Price a funeral pyre, though an untraditional one and sent him into the Sun.
Wonder Woman attended Flash's surprise birthday party but it was crashed by Granny Goodness and Kalibak. Both sought to destroy the Justice League in order to earn the support the people of Apokolips and take the throne. She attempted to reason with both and implored them to reform the planet instead of continuing Darkseid's rule. Kalibak tired of her idealism and knocked her away. Wonder Woman was one of many Leaguers who fought Overman, a fascist doppelganger of Superman from a parallel universe. Overman admitted they had numbers and were powerful, but were ineffectual against him. He estimated he would conquer to planet in hours. Wonder Woman declared his arrogance was only matched by his ignorance and he had no idea what the Justice League was capable of. She stopped his punch to a standstill. Overman countered her arrogance masked the inherent weakness of her gender. She stated men like him saw the world through the veils of their own egos. J'onn J'onzz followed a telepathic trail of pain and rage and loss and devastation to Metropolis and tore through Overman's psyche with his telepathy. Overman collapsed from the ordeal. J'onzz felt bad for violating his mind. Wonder Woman believed he had no choice. He countered there was always another choice.
On the Watchtower, Overman broke out of his prison and declared he was superior to all. He vowed to kill J'onn J'onzz first but Wonder Woman and Vixen struck him first with a simultaneous strike. They were not impressed with his speech. Green Lantern immobilized Overman then J'onn threatened him into surrender. J'onn was disgusted with his actions and doing it so eagerly. Wonder Woman deduced he came back to the League because someone he cared about was one of the people who disappeared. He acknowledged she was insightful as ever and found it odd the life of one person seemed more important than the lives of billions. She told him it was human. J'onn believed he could telepathically follow the emanations he sensed to the source of the dimensional overlap. Batman was skeptical about hinging Earth's survival on a psychic intuition and going into a vortex they had little data on then speculated they could be destroyed on contact and obliterate all life on Earth in the process. Wonder Woman asked him if he always looked for the worst in every situation.
Shayera Hol pointed out their choices were limited so J'onn's plan was the best option. Lantern agreed but didn't understand why Overman was coming. Overman admitted if helping them got him back home, the sooner the better. Wonder Woman believed his power would be handy against whatever they encountered on the other side of the vortex. She clarified she didn't trust him but she suddenly vanished and was replaced with the skeleton of another Wonder Woman. She was teleported to a parallel universe and marched across a cold, barren planet. She took refuge in a cave but sensed there was something dark in the air that poisoned the soul. She was shocked to see Darkseid, offering a hand. Darkseid couldn't blame Wonder Woman for being confused. Wonder Woman jumped to conclusions and blamed Darkseid for the multiverse incident. She headbutted and back handed him then picked him up the chin and slammed him into the ceiling. She demanded to know why he wasn't fighting back. Darkseid stated he lost the will to fight thousands of years ago.
Wonder Woman realized she was in another universe and was engaging an alternate version of Darkseid. She noticed a statue of the universe's Wonder Woman, clad in armor. Darkseid also knew she wasn't his Diana. "My Diana" sent a chill down her spine but felt pain and longing in his words. He revealed the planet they were on was a lifeless husk and his home. She realized it was Apokolips. Darkseid admitted he murdered the planet and all of creation because of stupidity on a cosmic scale. He told Wonder Woman how it all started with his obsession with finding the Anti-Life Equation and it turning out to be a living entity only concerned with causing endless, infinite death. She remembered he was master deceiver no matter the universe. He believed her arrival changed everything. He told her about the Life Equation then revealed he believed they could unlock its secrets together. She took offense to him touching her shoulder and thinking they would work together.
Wonder Woman clocked him while feeling like she was being poisoned by his corruption. She warned not to mistake her for the woman he knew. To add insult to injury, she assumed she was a lost and damaged soul for loving a monster like him. She stormed out of the cave and ignored his calls. She felt like a fool for feeling sympathy for him and concluded he told a skein of carefully crafted lies because all men like him were liars. She heard a voice suggest she meant men like Hades. She wondered if she was actually raging at him and remembered his claim he was her father. In that dark moment, she wondered for the first time if he was telling the truth which would make her a child of both Themyscira and Tartarus. Her long submerged doubts and fears bubbled to the surface. The Anti-Life entity manifested as Hades but in her blind rage, she didn't question it and attacked. It goaded her to kill show her true face of a cunning and savage warrior. It quoted what Hades told Wonder Woman when he was freed years ago by Felix Faust.
Wonder Woman declared if she was hell's instrument of pain and suffering, she would rather die. It obliged her and started to drain her life away. Darkseid intervened and she recovered. Darkseid refused to let her die "again" and unleashed his Omega Effect on the entity. Wonder Woman realized the truth as it revealed its true form and countered. Darkseid's actions were futile and fatal. Wonder Woman had enough and struck her bracelets together. The shockwave dispersed the entity but she wondered if Anti-Life could truly die. Darkseid admitted he never understood how her bracelets worked. She implored him to save his strength and she would get him back to the cave. He told her it was too late and tried to tell her something but he expired. Wonder Woman grieved. Suddenly, she heard Superman call out behind her. He was relieved to have found her and introduced her to the Justice Alliance from Earth-D. Superman quickly brought her up to speed and stated they needed her help to save the Multiverse. She told Superman it was an honor to meet him. He replied on behalf of the Alliance, the honor was all theirs. He insisted she call him Kal.
Before her Superman could continue, he noticed the dead Darkseid. Wonder Woman asked him to wait. She picked up Darkseid's body and carried him back to his cavern for a proper burial then honored him for dying a hero despite her complex conflicted feelings. Wonder Woman, Superman, and the Alliance departed the planet on their Javelin. The Earth-D Martian Manhunter telepathically guided the Javelin to the source of the dimensional overlaps. Wonder Woman attempted to greet her counterpart. She identified herself as Unatti. When Wonder Woman referred to her as "sister" since they were both technically daughters of Paradise Island, Unatti coldly shared her tragic past of being the lone survivor of a civil war on Themyscira and stated she lost faith in "sisterhood" when her own mother stabbed her in the back. Superman told her they were more alike than she realized then continued to tell her about his ordeals on Earth-X. She was still curious how they found her.
Superman only knew their Manhunter somehow sensed her. Wonder Woman noticed the Earth-D Superman and Wonder Woman were an item. Superman noted it was a bit awkward. She changed the subject and asked who the person Manhunter thought was pivotal to stopping the multiverse crisis. Superman admitted he didn't know it yet and was still sifting through a flood of information from the J'onn J'onzz of Earth-X. Manhunter soon declared he found the source of the dimensional overlaps and guided the Javelin to the Mirrored Room. They were horrified to see the Infinity-1 Javelin in pieces of members of the Justice League floating in space. Green Lantern regained consciousness and was relieved to see Superman and Wonder Woman. He was confused about the Justice Alliance of Earth-D but Superman implored him to explain what happened to the League. Lantern used his ring to provide imagery to his recounting of an encounter with an evil, deadlier, and infinitely more powerful doppelganger he dubbed Amazo II.
The doppelganger revealed itself. Wonder Woman inquired why it attacked and what it wanted. Amazo II indulged her and revealed its own past and goal of destroying the Multiverse. It cast the battle into the landscapes of everyone's minds. Both Wonder Women attacked but were swatted away. Both Martian Manhunters discovered Amazo II's ruse and revealed the truth. Green Lantern managed to form a bubble construct and saved himself, J'onn J'onzz, Wonder Woman, Flash, and Batman from being wiped out from Anti-Life. She was surprised when Batman quoted Superman about holding on to hope in the darkest times. He clarified he would like to believe that. Wonder Woman was surprised to learn the savior The Oracle of Earth-X proclaimed would end the crisis was her. With her permission, J'onn probed Wonder Woman's mind. He realized the parallel version of Darkseid that Wonder Woman met bequeathed her with the Life Equation and she was the key to saving the Multiverse. She admitted she felt a momentary surge of power and indefinable presence but she was lost in grief when that Darkseid passed on and ignored it.
J'onn engulfed her in a telepathic wave and rooted through her psyche in search of the equation. However, Wonder Woman could not handle the celestial energies of the Life Equation and would have been torn apart if not for Batman's quick thinking and joining hands with her to share in it. They felt the pure life energy and its very essence of creation. Amazo II was amused at their vain struggle to stop its plan. It attempted to destroy them but Amazo reconstituted itself and intervened. Batman and Wonder Woman called forth the Life Equation and unleashed it. The Anti-Life Equation was destroyed and the Multiverse was restored to normal. The life energy that passed through Batman and Wonder Woman temporarily overwrote their personal identities. As a result, they felt wonderful and they laughed together. Superman suggested a small celebration at the Watchtower so they could decompress.
Batman and Wonder Woman looked out into space and reflected on their role in releasing the Life Equation and restoring the Multiverse. Batman believed Green Lantern randomly snatched them up and they managed to bring everything back. Wonder Woman wasn't so sure it was random and believed either the power ring or Stewart's unconscious mind knew to grab them. Batman deduced she meant it all happened for a reason. She believed the universe was always working toward their greater good. Batman found it a lovely idea but noted the contradiction. She pointed out their experience proved there were many levels to reality. Batman stated his focus was on the ground but took comfort in her being around to remind him to look up. They held hands. She helped in the battle against Grodd and his army of mutant gorillas in Washington DC.
50 years into the future, Wonder Woman is still an active member of the Justice League Unlimited.