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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.|
Donna was created by the Amazonian sorceress Derinoe through a magical clay ritual, with the intention of using her to destroy Wonder Woman. The Amazons discovered Derinoe's plot and prevented it. In order to shield Donna from the truth of her origin, they gave her the false memory of being a normal girl who was rescued from a fire by Wonder Woman and brought to Themyscira to be raised as an Amazon.
Shortly thereafter, Donna ventured into Man's World and joined the first Teen Titans alongside Robin, Speedy, Kid Flash, Gnarrk, Herald, Hawk and Dove, Aqualad and Omen, adopting the alias Wonder Girl. Donna and her teammates' memories were later wiped out by Mister Twister when they were involved with a plan that Omen could stop. Donna lost all memory of the team and her friends, and seemingly returned to Themyscira.
This section of the history takes place during the New 52, between the events of Flashpoint and DC Rebirth. It was later revealed that much of Wonder Woman's history from this time was an elaborate illusion created by the Gods of Olympus to keep her away from Paradise Island. All or part of this section may have been part of that illusion and no longer valid in Rebirth.
Donna featured in Wonder Woman's illusions, which were caused by the Gods of Olympus. In these false memories, shortly after her creation, Donna Troy was told by Derinoe that she was to be Themyscira's savior for enemies both outside and within, and was named the new Queen at the council of Amazons. Donna Troy believed that the island should belong to women alone, and as such, the Sons of Themyscira had to be killed. This brought her into conflict with the queen Diana, who had sworn to protect these men.. After the conflict Diana locked Donna in prison in Olympus, waiting for her to accept redemption.
With the combined efforts of her fellow former Teen Titans to stop the resurgence of Mister Twister, she would later become part of the newly re-established Titans team.
The Sanctuary Crisis
Sometime after the split of the Titans, Roy went to a rehab center for superheroes known as Sanctuary in order to receive mental help. During his stay at Sanctuary Roy, Wally and many other heroes were butchered by a mysterious killer. Donna was distraught after hearing the news, and days later attended Roy's funeral. During the funeral, which was hosted on a mountain top, Donna and her fellow Titans Garth; Lilith and Gnarrk listened as Roy's surrogate brother Bird gave a speech on their fallen teammate. After Bird had finished speaking, Donna spoke on her opinion of Roy and their time in the Teen Titans and Titans together. The whole group of mourners placed items on Roy's coffin that meant a lot to him and then left him in peace. Donna would routinely return to his grave stone in the mountains to reminisce about their time together, placing a rose on the tomb every time.
Donna was infected by The Batman Who Laughs while negotiating the brewing tensions between metahumans of Serenity Point, with the neighborhood watch set up by Borna being opposed tooth-and-nail by the dissenters led by Remy. After one of the men from neighborhood watch was injured by an unknown assailant, Donna went to the hospital to check up on him and blamed her poor leadership for the violence. The Batman Who Laughs took this opportunity to mock her for trying to fill the shoes of other heroes and baited her into his trap in the hospital. Over a week, her infection worsened while the situation in Serenity Point became violent after Remy was stabbed. Donna fled and isolated herself in the town, but the infection took complete hold of her and suppressed every other ego inside her except of a dark and raging Donna. She proceeded to take down all the members of her team, but was persuaded by Raven to stop and left the area to avoid harming her friends.
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. Donna Troy possesses the same potential powers as an average Amazon. These include:
- 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 Donna Troy stays 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.
- Superhuman Speed: Donna Troy was able knock Raven without being notice by her. She appears only as blur when moving at superhuman speeds.
- Flight: When Donna Troy became Deathbringer, she discovered the power to fly at high speeds.
- Driving: Donna is capable of driving a motorcycle.
- Hand-to-Hand Combat (Advanced)
- Photography: During her time on the Teen Titans Donna would take photos of their exploits.
- Discordia: Donna owns Discordia, a mythical black pegasus. Discordia is extremely loyal to Donna and transports her wherever she needs to go, as she does not possess the power of independent flight.
- Donna Troy was created by Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani, first appearing in The Brave and the Bold #60. However, in the Prime Earth continuity, Donna Troy first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Wonder Woman (Volume 4) #37 by Meredith Finch and David Finch.
- 149 Appearances of Donna Troy (Prime Earth)
- 114 Images featuring Donna Troy (Prime Earth)
- 7 Quotations by or about Donna Troy (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Donna Troy (Prime Earth)
- Wonder Woman (Volume 4) #50
- Batman/Superman (Volume 2) #4
- The Infected: Deathbringer #1
- Wonder Woman (Volume 4) #37
- Titans Annual (Volume 3) #1
- Wonder Woman (Volume 4) #38
- Wonder Woman (Volume 4) #39
- Green Arrow (Volume 6) #45
- Titans (Volume 3) #27
- The Infected: Deathbringer #1
- Wonder Woman (Volume 2) #33
- Wonder Woman (Volume 2) #1
- Titans (Volume 3) #25
- Titans Special #1
- Titans (Volume 3) #8
- Wonder Woman #756
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