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Quote1 I used to want to save the world. To end war and bring peace to mankind. But then I glimpsed the darkness that lives within their light. I learnt that inside every one of them there will always be both. The choice each must make for themselves, something no hero will ever defeat. And now I know... that only love can truly save the world. So now I stay, I fight, and I give. For the world I know can be. This is my mission now. Forever. Quote2
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Diana of Themyscira, also known as Wonder Woman, is the powerful and noble amazon-demigoddess hybrid protector of Earth. Gifted with incredible strength and combat abilities, she helped found the Justice League and fights threats that; seek to do the world harm.

Origins

After the Gods of Olympus intervened in the affairs of men and helped liberate the Amazons from slavery, Ares was angry. So angry in fact, he killed all the other gods. Zeus, mortally wounded, could only escape. He created an island for the Amazons where they could hide from Ares, and also gave them a powerful weapon, the only thing that could kill a god: another god. He gave Hippolyta a daughter, Diana. To make sure no one would find out, Hippolyta created a cover story that she crafted her daughter out of clay. Diana was not to know her true heritage, or Ares might resurface.

Growing up, Diana knew she was different from her sisters, but not how. She was banned from training with the other Amazons, though she took up secret training with her aunt Antiope. As she grew up, she became a formidable fighter. But like her mother feared, the intense training eventually led her to find out she was vastly more powerful than other Amazons.[2]

World War I

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Diana as Wonder Woman.

In 1918, the American military pilot Steve Trevor crash-landed on Themyscira when it mysteriously appeared out of nowhere, having escaped a dogfight to German soldiers. Diana saved Steve from drowning, realizing that he was the first man she has already seen. The island is soon overrun by German soldiers chasing Trevor. The Amazons manage to kill them, but Antiope is killed by a bullet meant for Diana. The Amazons wanted to kill Trevor, but Diana said he was on her side. So Trevor was captured and interrogated using the Lasso of Truth. Trevor reveals that World War I is going on in the world of men and that he is an Allied spy, who stole a notebook with valuable information from Doctor Poison, who was trying to project a deadly gas to General Erich Ludendorff. Believing that Ares is responsible for the war, Diana tries to convince Hippolyta to send the Amazons to the world of men to face the god of war, but she refuses.

Later, Diana went to the healer Epione to heal her wounds and visited Trevor in his cell to question him about the world of men. She then decided to leave the island with Steve to face Ares. She breaks into the tower and takes the "Godkiller" sword, a shield, the Lasso, Antiope's tiara, and an Amazon armor. She is discovered by Hyppolyta, who eventually lets her go. The two go by boat and arrive in London and Diana is introduced to Etta Candy, Trevor's secretary. She helps Diana acquire some "normal" clothes so she can blend in with the population. Diana and Trevor later deliver Doctor Poison's notebook to the British War Council, where she meets "Sir Patrick Morgan. Trevor also gives Diana the surname "Prince" to fit in better. Diana translates the Doctor's notes, revealing that the Germans plan to release the deadly gas on the Western Front. Though forbidden by their commander, Trevor and Diana recruit the Wonder Men; Sameer, Charlie and Chief, to help stop Doctor Poison.

In the trenches, Diana couldn't bear to see the civilians suffer and attacks No Man's Land, freeing the nearby Belgian village of Veld with the help of the group and allied forces. The team celebrates by taking a picture in the village, where Diana and Trevor fall in love. The next morning, she ignores Trevor's advice to stay in the village and decides to explore the area. She also enters the castle after incapacitating Fausta Grables and stealing her dress as a disguise. She then meets Ludendorff, who she thinks is Ares in disguise and plans to kill him with the Godkiller before Steve stops her from doing so. Ludendorff then fires the new gas at the battle lines and houses near the castle. Diana blames Trevor for letting this happen and confronts Ludendorff, who bolsters his own strength by consuming an gaseous drug made by Doctor Poison. She kills him, but when his death doesn't stop the war, she became confused.

Sir Patrick Morgan then appears and reveals himself as Ares. When Diana tries to kill him with the Godkiller, he destroys it, telling Diana that as she is the daughter of Zeus and Hippolyta, she is the real "Godkiller". He asks her to join him in destroying humanity and restoring the paradise on Earth, but she refuses. Trevor then dies in an explosion while trying to save the civilians. Ares tries to direct Diana's grief over Trevor's death to convince her to kill Doctor Poison, but memories of her with Trevor make her realize that humans have good in them. She then spares the Doctor and redirects Ares' lightning at him, finally killing him.[2]

She later fought in World War II during the 1940s.[3]

Cold War

After the death of all members of the Wonder Men, Diana and Etta Candy left London to live in the United States. Etta died sometime later.[3]

In the 1980s, Diana began working at the Smithsonian Museum as an archaeologist while secretly operating as Wonder Woman. In 1984, Diana saves a mall from burglars. She also has a new co-worker, Barbara Minerva. Diana and Minerva help the FBI identify some antiquities stolen from a robbery, like the Dreamstone, which contains Latin writing that will grant the bearer a wish. At a Smithsonian gala, Diana wishes Trevor were alive, resurrecting him in another man's body, but only she can see him as Trevor. Later, Diana, Trevor and Minerva discover that the Dreamstone was created by the Duke of Deception. He grants a user's wish while taking a proportionate toll, unless the person renounces the wish or destroys the stone.

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Diana in the Gold Armor.

Maxwell Lord stole the stone and used it to wish that he himself was the stone and obtained its wish granting power, which caused global chaos and instability in the process. In the Independence Day, Diana and Steve hijacked a tactical jet in the National Air and Space Museum and used it to fly to Egypt. So they went on to chase Maxwell Lord, only to lose him in Cairo.

Trying to stop a possible nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union, Diana and Trevor go to the White House to confront Lord, but Minerva, now Lord's ally, defeats Diana using her newfound powers and the villains escape in Marine One. Diana becomes weak and renounces her wish, releasing Trevor. She later dons Asteria's golden armor and goes to the Atmospheric Scatter Satellite, where she fights Minerva, who has transformed into a cheetah-like creature. They fight and Diana throws Minerva into a lake and electrocutes her, then saves her. She confronts Lord and uses the Lasso of Truth to communicate with the world through him, convincing everyone to renounce their desires and giving Lord visions of his unhappy childhood and his son, who is searching for him. Max renounces hia wish and is reunited with Alistair. At Christmas, Diana meets the man whose body Trevor possessed.[4]

Return

Diana returned to the limelight close to a century later, hoping to retrieve the photograph of her and her team that was taken in Veld. It was stored on a secure LexCorp server, which required her to infiltrate the facility during a gala. She met Bruce Wayne, who also planned to extract files from LexCorp servers, and following the party communicated with him about the information. He learned about her secret and gave her the file she wanted.

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Caught in the middle.

Originally planning to return home, Diana glimpsed a news report of Batman and Superman fighting a monstrous creature in Metropolis. She came to their aid but it still couldn't turn the battle around. Eventually, Superman killed the creature with a Green Kryptonite spear, but sacrificed himself in the process.

At Superman's private funeral in Smallville, Batman and Wonder Woman discussed their plans to form a team with the other super-powered people in Luthor's files.[1]

The Justice League

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The Justice League.

Diana later joined a team of heroes with Barry Allen, Arthur Curry, and Victor Stone, formed by Bruce Wayne to defend the Earth from an oncoming invasion.[5]

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Later Career

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At some point, Diana tried to prevent a retrobots army from attacking a Stadium, where she met the heroine of another Earth known as Wonderous Serena, an alternate version of herself and Serena Williams. They then came together to stop the retrobots leader, the Doctor Cyber, who was in the Earth of Wonderous Serena. After defeating her, the heroines returned to their respective Earths.[6][7] Diana and the League were contacted by Amanda Waller to help the Peacemaker and his team defeat the alien Butterflies, however, the League arrived too late.[8] In 2022, when the Flash traveled back in time to save his mother, he heavily altered the timeline and created a new universe, wiping this Wonder Woman from existence and creating a new Wonder Woman in her place.[9]

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