Diana of Themyscira is the Amazon princess and former superhero known as Wonder Woman. She joined Superman's Regime, making her a dictator and super villain later in her career.
Diana, daughter of Hippolyta, was born on Paradise Island and was trained to be a great fighter by her Amazon sisters. However, despite being gifted by the gods, Diana lacked a certain moral goodness that her aunt Antiope said she could never teach her niece.
During World War II, a man by the name of Steve Trevor washed up on Paradise Island and was discovered by Diana, who grew sympathetic of his cause to stop the evil perpetrated by the Nazis. Against the wishes of her Amazon sisters, Diana returned with Trevor to man's world (the Amazons' name for the rest of the Earth), taking the alias Wonder Woman. There, Diana and Trevor fell in love as they fought side-by-side in World War II for the Allies. Despite this, however, Diana became traumatized by the capacity for evil that man as a gender was capable of.
After witnessing the deaths of multiple civilians and children, Diana was convinced to return home to Paradise Island by Trevor to retrieve the Lasso of Truth to interrogate German POWs. However, while they were there, Trevor attempted to steal the lasso behind Wonder Woman's back, blowing his cover as a spy for the Nazis. Having been betrayed by the man she loved, Diana killed him and grew colder than she had ever been before.
Diana returned to human society and joined a superhero group known as the Justice Society of America, which would save the world multiple times, even helping end World War II.
Many years after the Justice Society's heyday, a new team of heroes was formed called the Justice, of which Diana also became a member. Shortly after its formation, she handily won a sparring match against Superman aboard the League's watchtower. The match was spectated, however, by Batman, who angrily urged his friend to take it more seriously, as Diana could kill him in an actual fight. Once she heard this, Diana immediately left the two to argue by themselves.
Destruction of Metropolis
Diana is among the members of the Justice League who attempt to locate Lois Lane after she is kidnapped by the Joker. She notices a dockhand run away as she approaches him and bounds him in her Lasso of Truth. He reveals that Joker and Harley Quinn hijacked a submarine and sank beneath the waves. After Superman takes it out of the water and opens it, he is exposed to the Scarecrow's fear gas. He flies high into the air with what he believes to be Doomsday.
When Joker and Harley leave the submarine, they are subdued by Green Lantern. Batman and The Flash appear shortly thereafter in order to confront Joker. When Diana offers to bound Joker with the Lasso, Bruce disagrees, saying whatever cruel things come out of his mouth will not be truthful. Joker reveals the Scarecrow's fear gas, the nuclear device he stole from the submarine and the trigger for the bomb. Diana watches in horror as Metropolis is destroyed by a huge nuclear explosion.
In the ruins of Metropolis, Diana comforts Superman as he holds the corpse of Lois Lane. She agrees to watch over Lois as Superman flies away. When Superman begins to police the world on his own, Diana confronts him in Bialya and tells him that he needs to clean himself up before speaking to the world. She stands by him as he reveals his public identity and announces his mission to protect the world, no matter the cost of his actions.
Following the kidnapping of Martha and Jonathan Kent, Diana makes a call to arms to the other members of the Justice League to help Superman and depose those who would seek to harm Superman. When a member of the Flash's Rogues reveals the location of Mirror Master, Diana and the League travel there. She bounds Evan in her Lasso of Truth and reveals the location of the Kents.
Diana is later seen fighting off various tanks and soldiers while being watched by Ares. He comments on how she left Themyscira on a mission of peace but is now a soldier of war. Diana simply replies understandably that "Sometimes peace needs to be fought for." Diana realizes that Ares fears the union that she would create with Kal-El, and fights him to no avail. As he is about to kill Diana, Superman appears and subdues the God of War. She cuts off Ares' hand and thrusts her sword through his chest.
When Aquaman's soldiers attack a fishing ship, Diana is one of the first Leaguers to respond. She tries to reason with him first diplomatically, but one of the Atlantean soldiers hits her face with an energy blast. She then begins to attack the rest of the soldiers and rescue the fishermen aboard the ship. Orin grabs Diana and drags her beneath the waves, only to be saved by Shazam. When Superman arrives to stop the fight, Aquaman orders his troops to station over Earth's shores in a show of force. In response, Superman, Wonder Woman, Shazam and Green Lantern lift Atlantis and dump it in the Sahara Desert, kept alive only by Hal's water bubble. Intimidated and shocked, Aquaman finally withdraws back to the sea and parleys with Wonder Woman to negotiate with the League. Although Arthur offers his condolences to the pregnant Lois and the millions lost at Metropolis, Diana does not disclose this to Superman.
Diana later subdues a riot in Australia in retaliation against Superman's League. She takes down a mock hero named Galaxor quickly. She is present in Arkham Asylum Superman announces his plans to empty the asylum, and fights Solomon Grundy and other prisoners when they are released by Harley Quinn.
Black Adam's rampage through a country neighboring Kahndaq is met with force from Diana, Kal-El and Billy Batson. Diana bounds Adam and forces him to say his magic word, reverting him to Teth-Adam. She puts her hand over his mouth to prevent him from transforming back into Black Adam.
Wonder Woman later intervenes in a Mogadishan refugee camp, killing the head of the military guards there and arming the female refugees with the weapons from the other guards. She returns to the Watchtower to hear of Hawkgirl's kidnapping by the Insurgency. When she returns, Hawkgirl unintentionally incites an argument between Superman, Wonder Woman, Shazam and the Flash. Damian and Luthor manage to calm the Leaguers down, resolving to make an open address to the people of Earth. Diana is instrumental in fighting back various Parademons from Apokolips.
Later, Wonder Woman, Superman, the Flash and Green Lantern go to the Batcave after having revealed Batman's identity to the world. She threatens Batman to release Hawkgirl and stand down, lest they fight again with violence. In response, Bruce flies high into the air, revealing himself to be Martian Manhunter and not Bruce. When they fly into a cloud, J'onn disappears. He knocks Hal Jordan out of the air, with Diana following the Lantern. After rescuing Hal, she rushes back to J'onn and Kal-El; seeing that J'onn has captured Kal in some sort of plant, she grabs the Martian and tries to send him back. J'onn recreates his vines and enters Diana's body, strangling various organs inside of her while telepathically ridiculing her new persona. On the verge of death, Diana tells Kal to burn her with his heat vision, seemingly killing J'onn.
When Superman flies to his Fortress of Solitude to save his parents and the 5-U-93-R pill, Diana follows behind him. When Superman is about to be killed by Captain Atom, she cuts his neck with her magic sword, severing the matrix that fuels his powers. His detonation imminent, he takes Superman high above the Earth in a last attempt to kill him. Diana tries to follow him, but is caught in the wake of the explosion and sent back to Earth.
Diana is comatose but alive, having been severely injured by Captain Atom's detonation. Her mother, Hippolyta appears and says she will take her back to Paradise Island where they have "real gods" that can heal Diana. She is later mentioned as being on Themyscira, but the state of her health remains to be unseen.
Near the end of Year Two, Diana was revealed to have been on the verge of full recovery, but she was attacked by Rose Psychic, who puffed a magical sleeping powder on her. Because of this, Diana is left at an unending dream for the first half of Year Three. It is not until Hippolyta calls upon the aid of both Ares and Hera that Diana is finally able to escape her dream.
Now fully awake, Diana rushes to the Hall of Justice, where she finds an unconscious Superman wearing a Yellow Power Ring. Believing this to be caused by Sinestro's manipulations, she immediately attacks him until Ares cures Superman and the Man of Steel intervenes. Although the she promises to accept Sinestro as their new ally, Superman agrees to her request to relinquish the ring before they move to rescue their kidnapped allies. Diana and the rest are later taken to the Tower of Fate after the Spectre locates Batman's base. Soon, however, Trigon is fooled into attacking the Regime's members thanks to John Constantine's machinations, but Mister Mxyzptlk arrives to aid Superman.
The fight soon spills over to the Houses of Secrets and Mystery and Wonder Woman accidentally kills Huntress during the scuffle. Soon, the fight between Trigon and Mister Mxyzptlk soon threatens reality and she is transported to safety inside the House of Secrets by Flash. In spite of Dick Grayson's warnings, Diana attempts to return Raven back to Trigon.
Eventually, Batman and Constantine's plan to send both celestial beings to the void works and all the heroes return safely back to their bases. Diana, like the others that stayed loyal to Superman, are personally thanked for their loyalty against Batman.
In Superman's dream world, where Lois and Metropolis survived, and Batman kills the Joker, Wonder Woman eventually marries Batman, and watches Lara Lane-Kent's speech after becoming the Justice League's ambassador. Wonder Woman has also become the Secretary General of the United Nations in this timeline.
Early into Year Four, Diana meets a somber Clark, having grown weary from the constant fights and killing thanks to their battles against Bruce. Diana, however, uplifts Clark by accepting her responsibility in the death of Huntress, even if it was unintentional, and urges him to do so as well. During this time, they find a broadcast of Renee Montoya issuing a challenge against Superman. After Renee dies to overdosing of 5-U-93-R, Wonder Woman is shocked to see Superman allow a devastated Bruce Wayne fetch Montoya's corpse and leave with a small warning.
Her fear of such mercy returns when Batman arrives with Hermes, and the messenger comes with Zeus's demand for Superman to step down. When Wonder Woman asks why her mother didn't say anything against this, Hera reveals that this was a part of the debt Hippolyta had owed to her and Ares for curing Wonder Woman in the previous year. Wonder Woman then challenges Hermes's order by combat, with Superman acting as the Regime's representative. To her horror, Batman exploits a loophole and orders Wonder Woman to fight on behalf of the gods. Diana initially refuses and this leads to a skirmish that only succeeds in bringing Zeus in to demand his daughter honor her vow.
Unable to oppose her father, Diana and Clark duel, and she succeeds in breaking his arm and damaging his eyes. Before the duel can finish, Sinestro attacks Wonder Woman, causing a battle to erupt. Superman then forces the fighting to stop and Diana is asked to return once again to her family's side. When she refuses and attacks the gods again, Shazam arrives to assist. Unfortunately, Superman kills Hercules during the fight and an infuriated Zeus forces him to finally disband the Regime and Diana is forced to join her family back to Paradise Island, alongside the Insurgency members.
As he vents out on Bruce for his thoughtless actions, she is horrified to find that Superman was now attempting to flood the Amazonian homeland with Poseidon's help in order to contest Zeus's claim. This only succeeds in angering Zeus and the god begins lashing out on people of all other religions and beliefs.
Meeting up with the remaining Regime members in Superman's absence, Diana spearheads the attack to stop the gods, receiving surprise reinforcements from Batman and the Insurgency. During the fight, Cyborg tracks multiple nuclear missiles heading straight for them. With Yellow Lantern knocked out, Diana intercepts these missiles and attempts to redirect them to space. Fortunately, Superman returns and helps her in destroying the missiles.
After this, the Highfather successfully convinces Zeus to return to Olympus and not interfere with mortal affairs again and power is restored to the Regime. After this, Clark offers to meet with Batman in a friendly talk as a trap, but Bruce foresees this and does not show, much to Diana and Clark's disappointment.
After the return of the Regime, a riot breaks out which involves destroying one of Superman's statues. As one of the saboteurs was Luke McDunnagh, the son of Plastic Man, Wonder Woman is greeted by the hero when he attempts to gain clemency for his son.
When this fails, he infiltrates his son's prison facility, the Trench, at Challenger Deep and successfully breaks all of the prisoners out. Wonder Woman and the other Regime members arrive, but Sinestro shoots a hole into the prison and the resulting water pressure thanks to the prison's hole prevents the Regime's members from entering. Wonder Woman and the others are only able to watch helplessly as the prisoners escape through the portals from Mirror Master's belt.
Diana was tasked with helping locate the fugitives from the Trench's destruction and was surprised to find Bane about to interfere in Superman's fight against Doomsday. Much to her shock, Bane helps Superman by keeping the monster busy and allowing him to knock out his foe. Because of this, Superman then decides to employ villains in their arsenal to facilitate the peace. When Hal angrily expresses his disdain, Wonder Woman offers to talk things out further with Clark, who only walks away declaring that "this isn't a democracy".
During the continued apprehension of fugitives, Diana is shocked to learn of Alfred's murder at the hands of Victor Zsasz. As Batman will predictably hunt down the criminal, Diana helps give chase and she and Hal successfully catch Bruce after the effects of his 5-U-93-R pill wear off, but Barry intervenes and allows Batman to escape as a show of honor to the late Alfred. Because of this, Superman nearly kills Barry and demands him to either commit to his duty with them or leave entirely.
After Barry reaffirms his allegiance, Hawkman attempts and fails to have his wife return to their home planet. Thanks to this humiliation, Katar returns with a Kryptonite mace and attacks Superman in revenge. Wonder Woman and the other regime members later join the fight and successfully take away the mace, allowing Clark to beat Hawkman to death. Eventually, having had enough of the bloodshed, Catwoman finally surrenders and reveals Batman's location. Once Diana, Hal and Clark raid the facility, they find Batman talking with them. Batman then looks back at the innocent lives and friends all lost to Superman, which Diana defends were all incited by Bruce's own stubbornness. Among these accusations, however, she is shocked to learn that the late Alfred is among them. She and all the others within the building are later scattered around the world thanks to the dimensional transporter.
Fall of the Regime
Main article: Injustice: Gods Among Us
Wonder Woman serves as a right hand for Superman's One-Earth Government Regime, as well as Superman's replacement love interest following Lois Lane's death. She first appears to inform Superman of Hal's arrival with a special message. When it is revealed that Bruce has now brought in counterparts from an alternate world, Diana and Black Adam are sent to the Batcave in order to protect it from Batman's raid. During this, she confronts the alternate Green Arrow, remarking that he shared his counterpart's arrogance. She is defeated and knocked out by the archer before Batman's party take a secret briefcase and escape. As she and Superman investigate, he realizes that Batman had taken the risk of returning to his old hideout in order to acquire its hidden Kryptonite.
In order to bait him out, they attempt to execute the captured alternate Batman, knowing theirs would launch a rescue attempt. Diana is not a part of the main battle at Stryker's Island, instead being with Killer Frost as she informs her of a potential Insurgency base.
They are ambushed by Deathstroke, who then condescendingly refers to her as Superman's "rebound girl" and defeats her in order to acquire the weapons research of Ferris Aircraft.
Because of Batman's successful escape and Luthor's betrayal, Superman orders her to prepare forces to invade Metropolis and Gotham. While in the process, she was eventually defeated by her alternate Prime Reality counterpart and imprisoned on Paradise Island, after the Amazons of her world were convinced by the alternate Wonder Woman to reject the violent ways of their corrupt leader and go back to normal.
As part of the Regime's dissolution, Wonder Woman would be punished by her fellow Amazonians and was subsequently imprisoned after being stripped of her armor and title.
Diana would remain locked in prison, being bound by chains designed to hold the gods. Despite her animosity to most of her people for the perceived betrayal, she receives multiple visits from her mother in vain attempts to reform her. Fortunately for her, a small faction of her loyalists, led by Antiope free her with help from Kara Zor-El.
Her replacement, Nubia, attempts to stop Wonder Woman's escape, only to be beaten by the trio, allowing Diana to reclaim her lost armor. The group is later able to escape to Kahndaq, where Diana promises to spar with Kara as thanks for the rescue. Her successful escape is later reported to Batman.
Once Kara is finally able to best Black Adam in practice, Wonder Woman finally steps in, but Damian interrupts their match to show an Arizonian town being destroyed with all its people being killed. Believing his grandfather to be responsible, Damian departs to question the decision while Wonder Woman and Adam prepare for war. To keep her presence from being found by Batman, they forbid Kara from joining combat.
When Amazo, the android responsible for the attack at Arizona, attacks Delhi, Wonder Woman and Adam arrive to aid Batman's heroes in fighting Amazo. Despite their combined strength, Amazo is able to outlast them all, but Damian's party is able to weaken Amazo, allowing Kara to swiftly and secretly destroy the android on the moon.
After Amazo's defeat, Wonder Woman is shocked to learn that Wonder Girl was alive and had joined the fight. Diana that helps remove some debris trapping Cassie, but Wonder Girl immediately rejects her former idol's help, revealing that she and the rest of the Teen Titans had been imprisoned by Superman years earlier, much to Diana's disbelief.
Diana and Bruce then nearly instigate a fight with one another, but Superboy stops them and urges them to prioritize the wounded. Wonder Woman and Black Adam then return to Kahndaq and begin making plans to eventually rescue Clark and the other Regime prisoners.
During Brainiac's invasion of Earth, Wonder Woman and Black Adam are informed of the potential destruction of the world, and decide to take the opportunity to free their allies with Kara's help. Despite freeing both Damian and Cyborg, the group is picked off one at a time by Blue Beetle and Firestorm. Though having this initial setback, the group is able to regroup in front of Superman's cell, leading to Firestorm attempting to cause a nuclear explosion to stop them. Before Wonder Woman can stab Firestorm to stop him, Batman knocks her sword away and orders Jason to stand down. To everyone's surprise, Batman then personally releases Clark.
Against her decision, Batman focuses first on regaining control of Brother Eye before coordinating their attack and rescuing civilians. Wonder Woman takes Supergirl with her to fight Brainiac's robots. Once Brother Eye is restored, Wonder Woman and Supergirl are tasked with helping civilians, but Wonder Woman attempts to disobey orders to fight Brainiac directly. Thanks to Kara's persuasion, Wonder Woman relents and attacks a group of Brainiac's robots, but she is knocked away by both Reverse-Flash and Captain Cold.
Diana easily defeats the pair, but Scarecrow uses his fear gas on her, exploiting her fear of becoming a villain and Superman's rejection. Wonder Woman, however, overcomes the fear gas and defeats Scarecrow to rejoin Kara, who was now defeated by Cheetah.
Wonder Woman defeats Cheetah and attempts to kill her but is stopped by Harley Quinn as it disobeys Batman's orders not to kill. In response, Wonder Woman stabs Harley instead and is stopped by Supergirl, who is surprised by Diana's savagery. Diana later reports Supergirl's actions to Superman at the Fortress of Solitude.
Once Brainiac has successfully extracted multiple cities and Superman is presumably captured by Brainiac, Wonder Woman immediately attempts to blame Batman, but Supergirl shoves her and urges them to focus on rescuing the people collected by Brainiac. She and the other heroes are tasked with fighting Brainiac's betas while Batman and Supergirl infiltrate Brainiac's ship.
When Batman and Superman defy the odds and defeat Brainiac, severing his connection to his shop, Wonder Woman, Black Adam, Aquaman, Green Lantern and Flash all join together to decide what to do with the invader. Ultimately, both Superman and Batman become conflicted over killing him or not, and Wonder Woman takes Superman's side and fights Flash.
She eventually rejoins Clark in pursuing Kara to the Batcave, where she duels Batman, now using a Kryptonite suit. She is ultimately defeated by Bruce.
In the Absolute Power ending, Diana regains consciousness after her defeat and is surprised by Superman's decision to allow Batman to live. She then asks him what they should do with Kara, but Superman assures her that this time, everyone will follow him.
Possible Post-Brainiac Epilogue
"When Batman tore down the Regime, man's world called me a tyrant. My Amazon sisters disowned me. Then Brainiac showed Earth what a tyrant truly looks like. The people begged for deliverance - and I gave them Brainiac's head. Once again, it falls upon the Regime to restore peace and order. Batman and the traitors who followed him will be punished. Even Kara Zor-El.
Then I will return to Themyscira and deal with my sisters. If they do not head my commands, they will bow to force. So says Diana, Princess of the Amazons, slayer of Brainiac!"
Powers and Abilities
- Divine Empowerment
- This version of the character is exclusive to the continuity of the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us and is an adaptation of Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. The original character was created by William Moulton Marston and Harry G. Peter and first appeared in All-Star Comics #8.
- Wonder Woman was voiced by Susan Eisenberg. She was also voiced by Janet Varney in Injustice.
- 145 Appearances of Diana of Themyscira (Injustice)
- 35 Images featuring Diana of Themyscira (Injustice)
- 6 Quotations by or about Diana of Themyscira (Injustice)
- Character Gallery: Diana of Themyscira (Injustice)
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