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Known as the Mother of All Monsters, Echidna is a monstrous creature with the upper torso of a woman and the body and tail of a serpent.


With her mate Typhon, Echidna birthed legendary monsters such as Cerberus, the Sphinx, the Chimera, and the Hydra, among others.

At some point, Echidna was imprisoned underneath Themyscira.

Apparent Death

When Wonder Woman entered Doom's Doorway at the behest of the Gods of Olympus, Echidna ambushed the superhero using illusions of her sisters and Julia Kapatelis in injured states. When the amazon overcame Echidna's illusions, the serpent woman attacked using a battle axe.[1] Wonder Woman managed to escape from Echidna's wrath, though she soon after encountered the monster alongside a the Chimera and a minotaur. After a battle, Echidna coiled her body around Wonder Woman, but Queen Hippolyta intervened and beheaded Echidna.[2]


Under unknown circumstances, Echidna was somehow resurrected from the dead and fought the members of Justice League Europe.[3]




  • Battle Axe (Destroyed)

  • This character is an adaptation of Echidna, 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.
  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.



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