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Current Alias

Aliases
Princess Diana; Diana Prince; "Angel" (used exclusively by her husband)

Identity

Race

Alignment

Affiliation
Former member of the Justice Society of America of Earth-Two; former member of the All-Star Squadron

Relatives
Hippolyta (mother); Antiope (aunt); Steve Trevor (husband; ascended to Olympus with Diana at the end of the Crisis - erased from DC history existence); Hippolyta Trevor (daughter)

Universe

Base Of Operations

Legal Status
As Diana Prince, Wonder Woman is a legal citizen of the United States with no criminal record (based upon forged credentials); Member of the monarchy of Paradise Island.

Characteristics
Gender

Height
5' 8"

Weight
122 lbs (55.33 kg)

Eyes

Hair
Black, (later Grey)

Status
Citizenship

Marital Status

Occupation
Professional crime fighter; Secretary to the Justice Society; As Diana Prince, United States Navy Yeoman; later, Lt. attached to military intelligence assigned to Army Col. Steve Trevor; later, housewife and mother.

Origin
Origin
Created from clay several hundred years ago.

Place of Birth


Original Publisher
All-American Publications

First appearance

Contents

History

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Origin

Diana, Princess of the Amazons of Earth-Two was born on the mystical Paradise Island several hundred years before she became known to the outside as Wonder Woman. Isolated from the cruelty and corruption of men and their ways, the Amazons lived in peace and advancement openly working with and obeying the will of the Olympus gods. Longing for a child of her own, Hippolyte the Queen of the Amazons, begged for the gods to grant her request and turn her perfect clay statue into a real girl. Sympathic to Hippolyte's request, the gods relented and animated the statue with true life and the girl immediately lept off the pedestal and into her mother's arms.

Pleased with the child, Hippolyte began to raise "her" daughter as an Amazon with all the station and privilege of her mother's royalty. Diana would age slowly and stop aging altogether upon reaching her adulthood as with all of the Amazons. Diana would continue to excel surpassing most of her Amazon sisters in her skills and intelligence.

Diana would continue to perform as a contented Amazon until the fated day when Captain Steve Trevor crash landed on Paradise Island. Never haven seen a true man before Diana was immediately attracted to the handsome man despite his extensive injuries. Violating the Island rules about taking in outsiders, Diana took the unconscious Trevor back to the Amazons in an attempt to save his life. Pleading with her mother to save the man, Hippolyte relented and used the life healing Purple Ray on Trevor saving his life.

Discovering the outside world was engaged in full world wide war, Diana wanted to participate and help stop the war. Hippolyte refused stating that she and the others should not get involved in the ways of the outsiders. But when the goddess Aphrodite declared that it was time for an Amazon to travel to "Man's World" and fight the evil of the Nazis, a tournament was held to determine who would be the Amazon champion. Although forbidden by Hippolyte to participate in the tournament, Princess Diana did so nevertheless, concealing her identity with a mask. Upon winning Diana revealed her identity to her heartbroken mother who feared that she would never see her daughter again.

After winning the tournament and revealing her true identity, Queen Hippolyte relented and allowed her daughter to wear the costume of Wonder Woman and travel to the outside world. Diana returned Steve Trevor to the United States and adopted the identity of an Army nurse named Diana Prince so she could be close to Trevor as he recovered from his injuries.

Now known as glasses wearing Diana Prince, Princess Diana began to operate as Wonder Woman publicly and forged papers that allowed her to become the recently promoted Major Trevor's and Col. Darnell's confidential assistant.

World War II

Lt Diana Prince joining Military Intelligence

She would continue in this position fighting crime alongside the Justice Society of America (on Earth-Two) as their first female member though she would be regulated to subservient duties performing as an actual Secretary for the Justice Society despite her beyond superhuman strength and abilities. Diana would rejoin the team when it reformed as the All Star Squadron and expanded.

Diana would continue to perform as an open crimefighter after World War Two and resisted being recalled home to Paradise Island after the war preferring to give up her immortality than leave her life of independence and personal identity.

1950s

During the 1950s, Diana was able to continue operating as a superpowered crime fighter as she had admitted to having no secret identity and stated herself to be a legendary Amazon, unlike many of the other masked heroes who were forced to either reveal their secret private identity or stop operating by the Federal governments committee on un-American Activities. This of course was not truly accurate on Diana's part as she continued to use her alias of Diana Prince.

It was during the 1950s that Diana began to explore fully her romantic interests in her long-time crimefighting partner, Col. Steve Trevor. After a period of courtship, Diana revealed her alias of Diana Prince to Trevor. Initially taken back by the revelation, Trevor and Diana married. Diana would later retired from active duty of the US Navy and decide to become a housewife where she would raise their daughter, Hippolyte "Lyta" Trevor named after Diana's mother.

Later Life

Diana would continue to remain active as crime fighter, even rejoining the reformed Justice Society of America in the 1960s, though she mostly preferred to spend her time raising her daughter as a stay at home mother. It would be during this time that Diana met her younger Earth-One counterpart. The two would become good friends occasionally inviting the younger Amazon to Earth-Two to enjoy a home cooked meal that the retired General Trevor would usually cook and the two ladies would trade good humored jokes such as the Earth-One Wonder Woman teasingly commenting that she would take the handsome skilled elder Trevor back to teach her own version how to act which the elder Wonder Woman would threaten as a cause for a true World War to be fought over, indicating her own decades long past.

Diana would continue in her role as an elder stateswoman among the superhero community until the "Crisis on Infinite Earths" came to Earth-Two and erased all of its existence from reality. Diana fought well and was protected from erasure at the end of the Crisis by ascending to Mount Olympus along with her husband as both were erased and forgetten by the history of new Primary Earth other than by their daughter who was reformatted into the new universe to be the daughter of Helena Kosmatos (Fury).

Infinite Crisis

Diana and Trevor would be seen as her goddess being during the recent return of Kal-L and his wife Lois Lane-Kent along with Alexander Luthor, Jr. and Superboy-Prime to the Primary Earth dimension after the Crisis in order to inspire and emotionally aid her most recent counterpart who had lost her center.

Helping the latest Wonder Woman regain herself as a true successor to the title, Princess Diana Trevor and her husband supposedly left the current reality for all time. Whether this happens to be truth or not remains to be seen as she has appeared on several occasions, mostly as an apparition.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Princess Diana, like the other Earth-Two Amazons, underwent extensive 'Amazon Training' that gave her superhuman speed, strength, agility, and durability. According to Les Daniels' Wonder Woman: The Complete History, Diana was able to jump around 150 ft. She also possessed limited telepathic powers that could be amplified by her mental radio.
She was said to be 'swifter than Mercury.'

Originally, she was immortal. But in order to remain in "man's world" after her mission was deemed over by her mother, she had to give up her immortality to remain in her chosen area and began to age as a normal human.

Abilities

Diana frequently demonstrated knowledge of every terrestrial language, as well as advanced scientific knowledge. She was once shown hypnotizing Etta Candy's brother, Mint, although her Magic Lasso (unlike the Modern version) allowed her complete mind control over others. Her Amazon training gave her extensive hand-to-hand combat skills, particularly when it came to wrestling and binding opponents.

Strength level

Said to be stronger than Hercules, the Earth-Two Wonder Woman had obvious superhuman strength levels where she was seen instantly stopping a train and lifting tanks, submarines, and even mountains. While she was extensively strong, later interpretations frequently showed her as weaker than the Earth-Two Superman. However, she was shown to stalemate him in the Superman vs. Wonder Woman Giant Trade Paperback. Such inconsistencies were retroactively excused by editors who stated that her lack of similar invulnerability prevented her from performing feats similar to Superman's, as she could injure her muscles in the process.

Paraphernalia

Equipment

Bracelets of Submission; Lasso of Truth; Magic Sphere

Transportation

Invisible Robot Plane

Weapons

Tiara

Notes

  • The Earth Two Wonder Woman survived the Crisis on Infinite Earths, and went to live among the Pre-Crisis Gods of Mount Olympus along with husband, General Steve Trevor. When the Gods of Olpmpus and their separate native dimension are seen after the Crisis, the Earth Two Wonder Woman and Trevor are no longer there, nor recalled by the Gods indicating that the Crisis affected all levels of reality, not just the physical world. Since the Crisis, she has been seen mostly as a non-corporeal being except but for on a few occasions.
  • Although Wonder Woman maintained a secret identity throughout most of her career, she later publicly revealed her identity after marrying Steve Trevor. [1]
  • Wonder Woman's first Golden Age appearance was in All-Star Comics #8, but her first appearance as Earth-Two specific character was in Flash (Volume 1) #129. This appearance is usually dismissed as a cameo though it is technically her first appearance as the Wonder Woman of the Justice Society of Earth-Two. Her first full appearance as an elder member of the Justice Society was in Flash (Volume 1) #137.
  • In the Pre-Crisis continuity, Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor gave birth to a daughter named Hippolyta Trevor. Hippolyta (Lyta for short) became a member of the Earth-Two super-hero team, Infinity, Inc. In the Post-Crisis continuity, the war-time Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor were rendered apocryphal and Lyta's parentage was retconned to include Helena Kosmatos, the Golden Age Fury as her biological mother and Joan Dale, the superheroine known as Miss America, as her foster mother.

See Also

Recommended Reading

Links and References

Footnotes

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