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|As a result of the New 52 in 2011, the entire line of DC characters was relaunched, incorporating properties belonging to the company's imprints: Wildstorm, Milestone, and Vertigo. As such, elements of this character's history have been altered in some way from the previous incarnation. For a complete list of all versions of this character, see our disambiguation page.|
She was killed by Ambassador Charax of Sparta while drinking poisoned wine by exigency of the witch Hecate, that ravaged with her undead creatures the city of King Kleomenes in exchange of her to leave Sparta. This led to a war between the Amazons and the Spartans, and later to the prohibition by Hippolyta of any man to set foot on Paradise Island again.
Powers and Abilities
- Amazonian Physiology: The Amazons are a race of warrior women that have received gifts and blessings from five Olympian goddesses: Artemis, Athena, Demeter, Hestia and Aphrodite. The average Amazon possesses the potential for the following power set:
- Enhanced Intellect: A gift from Athena, the Amazons have the wisdom to be guided by peace and justice.
- Superhuman Strength
- Superhuman Durability
- Superhuman Stamina
- Superhuman Agility
- Immortality: The Amazons were gifted immortality. The people of Themyscira lived forever, though could be killed in war or in an accident. Those who followed Antiope and Phthia and became the Bana-Mighdall lost their immortality.
- Self-Sustenance: So long as the Amazons stay on Themyscira, she does not require food, water or any other form of nourishment to maintain her health and vitality. Although they are not susceptible to the throes of hunger, this does not mean that Amazons don't consume food for enjoyment. The Amazons frequently hold great festivals wherupon food is served.
- Amazonian Training: The Amazons honed their skills in many fields, aided by the gifts from Athena and Artemis.
- This character is an adaptation of Alcippe, a character in traditional stories. These include, but may not be limited to religious texts, myth, and/or folk lore. More information on the original can be found at Wikipedia.org.
- Alcippe was first adapted for DC Comics by Trina Robbins and Colleen Doran and debuted in New Earth continuity in Wonder Woman: The Once and Future Story. She first appeared in Post-Flashpoint Prime Earth continuity in Wonder Woman Annual (Volume 4) #1 by Meredith Finch and David Finch.
- The mother of Hippolyta was named Alcippe in Wonder Woman Annual (Volume 4) #1, but Antiope in Wonder Woman (Volume 4) #47. In Greek myth, her mother is called Otrera, who was mentioned as a past queen of the Amazons in Wonder Woman (Volume 5) #12.
- 2 Appearances of Alcippe (Prime Earth)
- 1 Images featuring Alcippe (Prime Earth)
- Quotations by or about Alcippe (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Alcippe (Prime Earth)
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