Originally born on Earth-Two as the daughter of Princess Diana (Wonder Woman) and her husband General Steve Trevor, Hippolyta Trevor was born with superhuman attributes based on her mother's Amazonian nature. Named after her maternal grandmother, the Queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta grew up in relative peace and security under the tutelage of her mother, a noted superhuman crime fighter and her father, one of the most respected military leaders in the United States.
Hippolyta remained mostly in the shadow of her famous parents until she attained early adulthood and sought to actively pursue an active crime-fighting career in her mother's historic group, the Justice Society of America. Despite her mother's support, Hippolyta was rejected along with other applicants for being essentially untested and, some stated, too young.
Undaunted, Hippolyta and the other rejected members along with three younger Justice Society members, Power Girl, the Huntress and the Star-Spangled Kid, formed their own supergroup known as Infinity, Inc. This organization consisted of many of the direct children and successors of the Justice Society members. Despite their youth, the team proved their effectiveness when the Justice Society was possessed by the Stream of Ruthlessness and they defeated their elder heroes. While a member of Infinity, Inc., Lyta met and became romantically attached to Hector Hall, who was then going by the code name of Silver Scarab.
It was during this time that the Crisis on Infinite Earths occurred, resetting Lyta's history so that she was no longer the daughter of the Earth-Two Wonder Woman, who had been erased from existence. She was now the daughter of the All Star Squadron's "Fury", Helena Kosmatos. Abandoned by Helena, Lyta grew up on Trevor Island as the adoptive daughter of Admiral Derek Trevor and his wife, Joan Dale-Trevor, formerly the heroine Miss America. In a curious twist, Lyta was visited and trained by the current incarnation of Hippolyta who was now the Wonder Woman of the World War II era.
Lyta became emotionally dependent on Hector Hall and pregnant with his child. She left Infinity, Inc. to bear her child but Hector was killed before she could give birth and his body possessed by the Silver Scarab entity which briefly captured Lyta before being destroyed by Infinity, Inc.. After Hector was killed, his consciousness was retrieved and transformed into the Sandman by the entities Brute and Glob, and he began to visit her in her dreams after she returned home to Trevor Island and her adoptive parents. Lyta was eventually reunited with Hector, who believed he had been resurrected as the Sandman, and he and Lyta were married. Hector and Lyta went to live in the pocket dimension called the Dream Stream until the dream lord, Morpheus, returned from a lengthy exile and banished Hector after revealing that he was, in fact, a ghost. Lyta gave birth to a son, Daniel, who was soon taken to replace Dream as the Sandman.
But the emotional loss of her family was too much for Lyta when Helena Kosmatos became unbalanced with her own fixation of being an Amazon. Helena was placed under Hippolyta's care, leaving Lyta effectively alone after the death of her husband (it is unknown whether she had any further contact with her adoptive mother, though her adoptive father had apparently died in the meantime).
Lyta was placed into the Amulet of Anubis by Nabu when Hector became Doctor Fate. The two were reunited when Hector found her and the previous Doctor Fates in the amulet. Lyta returned to the normal world. However, as the Spectre began attacking magic users, Hector and Lyta were returned to the amulet.
After many trying exploits in the realm of Dreaming, Lyta returned to the physical world, but was attacked by the Spectre in his recent desire to destroy all magic in the DC Universe during the Infinite Crisis. Apparently sent to a solitary mountain top, Lyta was approached by her son Daniel, now ruler of the Dream reality. It is there that Daniel offered to transport the souls of Lyta and Hector to the Dream Dimension for all eternity, but they could never return to Earth. With Hector near-death, Lyta accepted her son's offer and took the unconscious Hector into the Dream realm. Their bodies were seen remaining in the snow, presumably dead.
Powers and Abilities
- Amazonian-Human Hybrid Physiology
- Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-Two 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 no longer apply.
- Lyta had a pet Kanga named Trouble, whose sibling was killed by Mister Bones.
- Despite being a successor to the original Hippolyta who was a brunette, Hippolyta Trevor was created based on the Silver Age Hippolyta who was depicted as blonde.
- Sandman: The Kindly Ones (Trade Paperback)
- 119 Appearances of Hippolyta Trevor (New Earth)
- 18 Images featuring Hippolyta Trevor (New Earth)
- Quotations by or about Hippolyta Trevor (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Hippolyta Trevor (New Earth)
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