Diana Prince/Wonder Woman May 22, 2011 23:42:23 GMT -5
Post by Diana Prince on May 22, 2011 23:42:23 GMT -5
Full Name: Diana of Themyscira
Codename: Wonder Woman
Archetype: Meta Hero
Aliases: Diana Prince, Princess Diana
Marital Status: Single
Affiliation: Justice League
Meta-Human Abilities: After being sculpted from clay by her mother and given life by the Olympian pantheon, Diana was blessed with divine powers by several deities which include:
Divine Strength - The goddess Demeter gave Diana a hallowed bond to the earth itself. One of the abilities granted by this blessing is staggering superhuman strength far exceeding normal capabilities.
Divine Durability, Healing and Stamina - Demeter's favor also granted a high pain tolerance, as well as a hallowed durability. She can sustain damage (particularly blunt trauma) without breaking bones or skin and is especially resistant to attacks magical in origin. Diana is constantly renewing herself, allowing her to heal at accelerated rates and has a high resistance to toxins, poisons, drugs and diseases. Her stamina is also blessed by Demeter, making her body produce less fatigue toxins than normal, and allowing her to keep physically exerting herself long after most would give in due to exhaustion. Diana can even survive unaided in harsh environs like the vacuum of space or the deep sea.
Divine Flight - The god Hermes bestowed upon Diana the ability to propel herself through the air unaided in self-sustained flight.
Divine Speed and Agility - Hermes also showed favor on Diana by giving her augmented speed, reflexes and reaction time; she is able to deflect rapid gunfire from multiple sources without providing an opening, as an example. Diana also possesses hallowed agility far beyond Olympic athletes; including balance, dexterity, coordination and nimbleness.
Divine Truth - The goddess Hestia made Diana a living conduit for the concept of truth. This gives her hallowed insight into the thoughts and emotions of others. She is incredibly astute and keen in reading people, and highly immune to mind control and illusions. Some say it is "impossible to lie to and/or around her," even without her lariat.
Divine Animal Empathy - The goddess Artemis blessed Diana with the ability to communicate with any and all animal life. She is able to soothe raging beasts with her presence alone, and can request aid of the animal kingdom at need.
Grey-eyed - Originally Diana was given the "Hunter's Eye" from Artemis. However, after being blinded in a fight with Medusa and proving herself, Athena gifted to Wonder Woman the "Gaze of Athena." This bound Athena's sight to Diana's, changed her eye color from blue to grey, and gave her increased keenness, astuteness, wisdom and empathy.
Divine Senses - The goddess Artemis augmented senses of hearing, taste, scent and touch.
Suspended Aging - Like the other Amazons, Diana does not age past her physical prime and can only be killed through injury.
Standard Abilities: Master Hand-to-Hand Combatant - Diana was raised by a warrior culture, and is considered the best that the Amazons have to offer. She is a master of armed and unarmed combat and has proficiency in most all martial weapons. Diana is also a practitioner of several Amazonian styles of martial arts that are unknown and unused outside of Paradise Island.
Divine Wisdom - Granted by the goddess Athena, Diana has wisdom beyond her years. Her pragmatism is tempered by compassion and her council is always just. Through this, Diana is a shrewd and highly talented battle strategist and tactician, even if she defers to fellow Justice League members on many matters. She is skilled in the arts of diplomacy, persuasion and leadership and is therefor a charismatic and courageous leader.
Multilingualism - Diana is fluent in several languages; her native Themysciran, English, ancient and modern Greek among others. She is able to pick up new languages with natural ease and tenacity. Diana has such precise control over her voice that she can mimic sounds and voices; though male voices are harder and a more imprecise art than mimicking other women.
Mythic Loremaster - As a part of the world of magic and mythology, Diana has intimate knowledge beyond most regarding occult topics. Though her strength lies in the areas of Grecco-Roman myths.
Aviator - Diana can expertly pilot various aircrafts.
Modern World - She is well-versed and proficient in using advanced technology, especially those used and employed by the Justice League.
Paraphernalia: Uniform - Diana's Wonder Woman costume is a mythic relic of her people and a mark of great honor to wear. Spinning on the spot, Diana can radiate a flash of golden light that changes her into and out of the costume.
Bracelets of Submission - Diana's silver gauntlets were forged from Zeus's mythical Aegis Shield. They are indestructible and can be used to block and deflect projectiles or attacks. When crossed together, they invoke a remnant of the Aegis, creating an impenetrable force field directly in front of Diana to defend her and those behind her.
Lariat of Truth - Her lariat or lasso was forged by Hephaestus using the Golden Girdle of Gaea. It is indestructible, immutable and unbreakable. It is a physical manifestation of the concept of truth with myriad uses. Those caught within it are forced to tell the truth; it can purge outward influences (such as mind control) from its captives; since truth brings understanding, by sharing contact with the lariat people can understand the genuine intent and desires of others' hearts, as well as transcend language barriers. The lariat can also elongate to whatever length Diana requires.
Tiara - Diana's tiara is sharp enough to cut diamond and when thrown can return to her hand like a boomerang.
Subject Weaknesses: Piercing Attacks - While she has divine durability, Diana is not impervious to harm. Her resistances lie in magical attacks and blunt force. She can still bleed, and attacks specifically of a piercing nature (such as gunfire) she is more susceptible to.
Lariat - Ironically, one of the few things in this world that can render Diana helpless she wears on her hip. If her Lariat of Truth is somehow turned against her, and used to bind Wonder Woman, she's as helpless as anyone else.
Around 1200 B.C. the goddesses of Olympus drew forth all of the souls of women who'd been murdered by men and created the Amazons, who they placed on the island of Themyscira. Among those souls, one was withheld: the soul of the unborn child of the first woman to have been murdered by a man - the woman who was reincarnated as Queen Hippolyta. In the late 20th Century, Hippolyta prayed for a child and, instructed by the gods, molded an infant from clay. Six of the Greek pantheon then breathed life - and that withheld soul - into, and bestowed divine blessings upon her. Thus, Princess Diana of Themyscira was born.
When Diana was fully grown the gods decreed an emissary must go into Patriarch's World, for which a contest was held to determine the champion. Though Diana was forbidden from participating by Hippolyta, she disguised herself and won the right. She was given a costume fashioned from the standard of a female pilot who had visited Themyscira previously, along with the Bracelets of Submission and Lasso of Truth and the Sandals of Hermes which allowed her to travel back and forth to Themyscira. Once in Man's World, Diana was taken in by Dr Julia Kapatelis, who taught her of the modern world while she pursued her mission of peace. She also met and befriended Julia's daughter, Vanessa, and the Air Force officers Steve Trevor and Etta Candy.
Diana came into conflict with Ares, and while foiling his plot to begin a nuclear holocaust she came into the public eye and was given the name "Wonder Woman." Soon after, Diana's popularity and superheroism landed her a place with the Justice League of America. Her sister, Donna, soon entered Patriarch's World as Wonder Girl and helped found the Teen Titans, which Diana supported her in. After her fight with Ares, Diana hired publicist Myndi Mayer, who fueled an international tour for Diana to get her message to the world, during which Diana learned much of varying cultures and became more well-traveled. After an encounter with Barbara Minerva aka the Cheetah, Diana returned to Themyscira briefly.
After refusing Zeus's advances, she enraged him and was forced to pass the Challenge of the Gods, which she managed with help from her mother, freeing Heracles from the pits beneath Themyscira. Heracles was pardoned by the Amazons, ascended to Olympus and Diana returned to Patriarch's World. She battled the first Silver Swan and saved Olympus from Darkseid with Superman's help. During a visit with the Kapatelis to Greece, Diana first encountered Circe, who she only managed to foil with Hermes's help. Upon returning to Boston, Diana sought out the culprit for the murder of Myndi Mayer, which had happened while she was away.
Summoned to Olympus, it was explained the Olympians were leaving the earth in order to heal after Darkseid's desecration. Diana helped them to accomplish this and, together with the Amazons, decided to open their borders to Man's World, inviting Julia and Vanessa Kapatelis as the first outsiders to visit. Hermes remained on earth at first and tried to become a god and hero in Boston. After disastrous confrontations with Phobos, Ixion the Assassin and Euryale the Gorgon, Hermes abandoned his quest. During another clash with the Cheetah, Diana discovered the secret city of Bana-Mighdall and the lost tribe of Amazons who lived there, though the city was utterly destroyed by an air strike from the Egyptian government shortly thereafter.
Diana at last recovered her Lariat of Truth and the Golden Girdle of Gaea, which the Bana-Mighdall had possessed, which she returned to Hippolyta. Finally, Themyscira opened its borders to the wider world and Diana lead a carefully selected twelve delegates to Paradise Island. Though Eris tried to sabotage the ordeal, the delegates reported favorably to the UN. Another confrontation with the Silver Swan ended with Diana finally breaking through to her, convincing her to shed her villainous ways. Then began a sweeping series of events that pitted the Roman and newly returned Greek gods against each other with Circe at its heart.
Ultimately confronting Circe on the shores of Paradise Island, Diana was reverted to clay and believed to be killed. Her soul was, in fact, collected and she was restored to life in a limbo realm alongside Donna. Circe's soul arrived once her deceptions in the waking world were made clear and Diana battled her and won, with Circe seemingly killed. The gods decided once again to leave earth, but their war had decimated much of Themyscira, which would need to be rebuilt and many Amazons had perished. The UN fully pardoned Themyscira of crimes Circe had framed them for during the drama, however.
Diana helped Superman battle Braniac on Warworld. She then partnered with Deathstroke out of necessity to save Cheetah from the demonic Baron Von Nastraed of Pan Balgravia in the Balkans. Asquith Randolph then sabotaged Diana's attempt to save a Russian astronaut, sending their ship into space where they were abducted the Sangtee and placed on an all-female prison world called Hope's End for several months. After staging a revolt, becoming something of a space pirate, confronting the Sangtee's emperor and negotiating peace, Diana and Tasha returned home, where Randolph had become "Hero of Boston" in her absence.
It was during Diana's time in space that Doomsday attacked and killed Superman. Mourning the death of her dear friend, Diana became the new field leader for the Justice League in an effort to help rebuild it. Themyscira was inexplicably missing as well, prompting Diana to get a domestic job and apartment while she investigated. Inza Cramer, the new Doctor Fate, helped Diana look into Themyscira's disappearance, discovering that allegedly Circe was to blame, but had been destroyed by the same deadly spell used to obliterate Paradise Island. Next a sprawling plan of Ares's (who had not left earth) unfolded which saw Diana befriend the consort of the god's current avatar, Donna Milton.
The White Magician, who had been part of Ares's plot, broke away when his plans failed and, fueled by demonic powers, created supercriminal lackeys - one of which kidnapped Vanessa Kapatelis and severely crippled Julia Kapatelis. Diana found Vanessa in the Magician's lair, but he wasn't there. Struggling with intense nightmares, Diana was approached by Doctor Fate once again about Themyscira's destruction. Diana finally unearthed that Fate was Circe in disguise, and Circe admitted she'd simply relocated Themyscira to a realm that forced the Amazons to fight for their lives daily. Circe agreed to return Themyscira if Diana sacrificed an innocent life, which happened unintentionally when a young runaway was struck and killed by a car in Diana's presence, restoring Paradise Island.
Hippolyta explained that Circe had manipulated and lead the Bana-Mighdall to Themyscira with plans of conquest, pitting each tribe bloodily against the other. When the goddess's scheme was revealed, they were sent to another realm and forced to band together to fight off encroaching demons for ten years by that realm's measuring of time. The Bana were given a segment of Themyscira afterward, but Hippolyta was displeased with what Diana had done during the Amazons's absence and decreed a new contest for a possibly new Wonder Woman. Though Hippolyta was merely punishing Diana and didn't expect any others to win, the Bana-Mighdall named Artemis was the victor and became the new Wonder Woman.
Stripped of her title, Diana created a new costume and angrily left Themyscira for Boston, ignoring Hippolyta's attempts to explain. She helped Artemis against the White Magician, then Hawkman, then averted a crime war in Boston that involved Cheetah, Cheshire, Poison Ivy, the Joker and the White Magician in before it was over. She learned Artemis's publicity agency was hiring villains to fight against her for fame's sake and convinced Artemis of this before returning to Themyscira for answers. It was revealed Hippolyta had had a vision of Wonder Woman's death and held the new contest (and rigged it) so that Artemis would die in Diana's stead.
Fully estranged from her mother at this turn, Diana sped back to Boston, where she realized that Circe was Donna Milton, but had assumed the new identity so totally she'd forgotten the truth. Diana fought a demonic White Magician alongside Artemis; Donna Milton accepted the truth of her identity and vanished; Artemis was fatally injured, finding peace with Diana just before dying. Becoming Wonder Woman once more, Diana moved to Gateway City for a new start but immediately came against Darkseid in a fight that cost over half the population of Themyscira their lives. Hippolyta had left the island before the attack from Apokolips and stepped down as queen.
In Gateway City Diana began working at a museum for its curator, Helena Sandsmark, and grew close to her daughter, Cassandra. She then assisted Etrigan and the Phantom Strange foil Morgaine le Fay's plot for immortality. During a fight against synthoids alongside the new Gateway City hero called Champion, Cassie (using the Sandals of Hermes and Gauntlets of Atlas) debuted as Wonder Girl, though Helena was against the idea. Diana assisted against the thread of the Sun-Eater, Know Man and a White Martian invasion, afterward becoming a charter member for the new era of the Justice League. Together with Champion Diana encountered the Lansinarians beneath Antarctica, receiving from them a morphing disc.
While searching for Mike Schorr, Diana clashed with Cheetah, overwhelmed by her beastial side after selling her soul to Neron. During the fight Diana's hand shattered as though made of stone. With Jason Blood and Champion's help, Diana found her mother (formerly posing as a Gateway City civilian named "Polly") had turned to stone. Returning to Themyscira, she found that all of her sisters were petrified because the gods had left earth; it was revealed Champion was none other than Heracles, and Diana crumbled into dust after lashing out at him. The Greek gods summoned Heracles to Olympus and, after hearing from multiple people in Diana's life, restored her and the Amazons back to life and returned to earth; Zeus even granted Cassie's wish of becoming a superhero.
Back on earth, an inexplicably revived Artemis attacked Jason Blood. During the fight Neron appeared and took Diana, Jason, Helena, Cassie and Artemis to Hell. They escaped with Merlin's help, but Diana was left fatally wounded. While she was hospitalized the Genesis conflict occurred. When all seemed lost, the gods intervened, rescuing Diana and transforming her into the Goddess of Truth. She was uneasy with her new, constrained role and watched Hippolyta take up the mantel of Wonder Woman. Donna Troy's true origins were revealed, and when Diana intervened to save her against divine law, she was punished by being made mortal. Hippolyta stepped aside and Diana returned to her role as Wonder Woman.
Circe reemerged and tampered with Hippolyta's memories. Diana lifted the enchantment and her mother returned to Themyscira. She then thwarted Cronus's grab at ultimate power. Unfortunately Hippolyta was soon slain during Imperiex's attack on earth. After this point, Diana set up a formal Themysciran Embassy in New York that she moved into and became an official ambassador for Paradise Island. She even published a book Reflections: A Collection of Essays and Speeches, which was highly successful. Diana was targeted by Doctor Veronica Cale, and was beset by Doctor Psycho and Silver Swan, who Cale had hired to oppose Diana.
Ares, meanwhile, began attempting to replace his father, Zeus by sowing rifts between the gods; one of which resulted in a great conflict between Zeus and Hera and the destruction of much of Themyscira. The Gorgons of myth enlisted Circe's help to resurrect Medusa, who the witch then encouraged to strike at Athena through her champion, Wonder Woman, and pointed her to Cale. Ultimately Medusa called on a battle to the death which Diana was forced to accept. During the fight Diana blinded herself with venom in order to defeat Medusa, beheading her.
Despite her blindness, Diana continued her superheroic exploits; stepping down from the Justice League after disappointment at Batman's test to see if she was trustworthy with her handicap. When the Olympians tried to oust Zeus from his throne, Diana was called upon and defeated his champion. As a champion of Athena, she enabled the goddess of wisdom to become the new ruler of Olympus. Called upon again by Athena, Diana accompanied Cassie and Ferdinand on a quest into Tartarus to reclaim Hermes. They succeeded, defeating Hades, Poseidon and Zeus with Ares's help, who was rewarded with dominion over the Underworld by Athena. Granted a wish for her success, Diana asked that the son of one of her embassy employees, who had been turned to stone by Medusa previously, be returned to life. This was granted, and with it Athena also bound her sight to Diana's, giving her restored, grey eyes.
Diana was forced to kill Maxwell Lord when he took control over Superman. The satellite Brother Eye televised this, causing the world to lose the faith it'd had in Wonder Woman. During the OMAC invasion and Infinite Crisis, Diana's relationships with Superman and Batman were all but destroyed. An invasion was mounted by Brother Eye on Themyscira, who used the Purple Ray of Death to defend themselves. Aware of Brother Eye's plan to televise this, Diana convinced her sisters to relent and called upon Athena, who transported Themyscira to another dimension.
Diana then cut ties with most everyone she knew, estranging herself and going missing, believing her time as Wonder Woman over and irretrievable. One year passed and saw Donna taking the mantel of Wonder Woman while Diana, with Batman's help, assumed the identity of Diana Prince, a D.M.A. Agent working alongside Tom Tresser/Nemesis. With lawyer Kate Spencer's help, Wonder Woman was not indicted for the murder of Maxwell Lord and the World Court dropped all charges. Next began a plot of Hercules and Circe to try to steal Diana, Donna and Cassie's divine powers that Diana managed to thwart, ending with her formally reclaiming her mantel as Wonder Woman.
With Batman and Superman, she re-formed the Justice League and they joined forces with the JSA when the Legion of Superheroes were discovered in the 21st Century. Later, Circe revived Hippolyta and through manipulations managed to convince the Amazons to attack Washington D.C. Once Circe was properly defeated, all of the Amazons who had participated in the attack had their memories wiped by the gods, and were banned from returning to Themyscira, save Hippolyta, who returned to Paradise Island alone and ashamed. Diana was then attacked by a group of manipulated Gorilla Knights who Grodd had manipulated, but convinced them of the truth and took them in since they were banned from Gorilla City.
When Captain Nazi embarked on an invasion against Themyscira - again, with only Hippolyta there to defend it - Diana gained access to the island with the help of the deity Kane Milohai. With her gorilla compatriots, Diana fought off the invasion and saved her mother from four Amazon criminals who'd been imprisoned on the isle for decades. The gorilla's chose to stay on Themyscira with Hippolyta. When the Citizenry attacked earth, Hippolyta, the Amazons, the gorilla's and Achilles defended Washington D.C. while Diana fought and defeated their champion. The Amazons were restored, but stayed in D.C. to help rebuild and atone for their last attack, and the gorilla knights were pardoned and returned home.
Diana was then turned into one of Darkseid's enforcers after a clash with Mary Marvel. With Superman's return, Diana was restored, helping Kal to defeat Darkseid and end his control over the earth. When Nekron attacked, Diana was forcibly taken into the Black Lantern Corps. since she had died and been resurrected in the past. When Carol Ferris invoked a deputy corps member for 24 hours, Diana was selected and purged of the Black Lantern Corps. for the Star Sapphires. She helped defeat Nekron and succeeded.
Diana felt intensely uncomfortable about all of it. Protecting the world from threats beyond mortal means was the job of the Justice League. Every man and woman that was an official member did so with no ulterior motives or preconceptions. Selflessly. Or, so Diana liked to believe. That, at least, is the approach that she came to the job with. The abilities that they all possessed - many metahuman, some through raw skill and talent - enabled them to safeguard the defenseless and defeat villainy where it festered.
That the League had answered a call to stop a super-villain in Central City the week before wasn't irregular. They received the summons to action daily - it was their job. Helping people and righting disaster, that was reward enough for Wonder Woman. But Central City's mayor was particularly appreciative of the Justice League's saving presence five days previously. So, she claimed that giving the League an official key to the city was only just.
Wonder Woman liked to think that the mayor had set up the ceremony and pomp out of a sincere wish to show her thanks in what ways she could. That hope, mostly, is what made Diana begrudgingly accept responsibility for receiving that key. She couldn't imagine Bruce standing on stage in front of the masses, scowling at the token of gratitude pressed into his cape. Kal, Wonder Woman thought, dealt with these kinds of hero worshiping affairs too much as it was, and was even less comfortable suffering through them.
So, here she stood. And, while she walked onstage with a diplomatic smile on her face to the roar of approval from the throngs assembled before City Hall, Wonder Woman's eyes fell on the mayor beaming behind the podium. The lasso at Diana's hip pulsed, and something in the Amazon princess soured, though she carefully disallowed that to show outwardly. Wonder Woman had come holding on to the desperate wish that this whole charade was done with noble purpose.
Staring at the mayor, who held the key to the city in her hands, the power of truth which Wonder Woman wielded and which worked through her helped her see reality. Unfortunately, Diana got the distinct impression that her concerns were well-founded and this ceremony was designed to incline the world's ear; free press and a hope to better the city through it. Her heart saddened, but Diana had prepared for this possibility and it didn't cause her hesitation. She accepted the key from the mayor and turned to look thankfully toward the crowd.
"I am honored to accept this touching symbol on behalf of the Justice League," she said into the microphone suspended over the podium.
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