So my last one was about Wolverine. I had promised one about Wonder Woman but it took me a while since I've been busy this week.
10. She's the oldest founding member of the Justice League.
She's thousands of years old, so this is really not surprising. She might also be older than all of the members who joined later, but I'm not entirely sure about that.
She's only 23 years old in the New 52 version though. She also seems naive and immature in this version. That's one of the reasons I dislike her New 52 version.
9. William Moulton Marston created her to be a model for liberated woman.
This might be controversial, especially with the never-ending questions and takes on GaG, but Wonder Woman was originally created as a feminist icon. She was created during a time when women didn't have the rights they do today, and his Marston's wife was an activist for women's empowerment.
And please try not to start a political debate in the comments.
8. The Lasso of Truth is a real life parallel to the polygraph.
Wanna know who created the polygraph? It was the same person who created Wonder Woman's character, William Moulton Marston. He wanted his lie detector to be used in court rooms, but they rejected the idea because of what they considered to be a high frequency of error.
He obviously wasn’t too pleased with the decision, and would later write a comic which saw Wonder Woman try to get confessions made with the help of her Lasso of Truth admissible in court.
Her lasso is also made of a special type of gold only found in Olympus and is nearly unbreakable.
7. It's been speculated that Marston was really into bondage.
It was a recurring theme during his run in the comics. Many of them would show women in chains. This was supposedly inspired by suffragists who chained themselves to buildings during protests, but Marston also hinted that he had a thing for bondage. This was the inspiration for her bracelets too.
This wasn't just limited to the comics either.
They've also been making use of this in newer comics.
Dammit Diana! Control your hormones 😜
6. She's wielded Thor's hammer in a crossover.
I already told this about Superman in the Superman take. But unlike him, she was able to do it consistently (which isn't really surprising since Wonder Woman's character is a lot like Thor's).
5. Her bracelets were created from the remains of Zeus's shield.
They're made of silver and practically impenetrable. They act as her shield.
This is different in her New 52 version though. She uses Zeus's Shield in this version and the job of her bracelets are to suppress her full power and keep them in-check.
Bonus Fact: The upcoming live action film seems to be loosely based on her New 52 version.
That would explain why she has a shield. I'm not a fan of her New 52 version but I'm excited for the movie regardless ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
4. Her tiara is sharp enough to cut Superman.
3. She gets her powers from Greek Gods, especially Aphrodite who created the Amazons.
2. She's the most iconic female superhero till now.
The word “iconic” is thrown around a lot in regards to these larger than life characters, but Wonder Woman is one of the few who actually fit that description.
1. She might have saved DC Comics.
Possible comparisons (even though they were mostly unfounded) between Superman and the Nazis caused problems for DC Comics with parents, leading them to rethink which characters they should actually be focusing on.
After Superman publisher M.C. Gaines read an article which argued that reading about superheroes might actually be good for children, he turned to William Moulton Marston for assistance in helping him save comic books. He recommended a female superhero to try and counter the violence and lack of femininity in them, and Wonder Woman was born.
I'm finally glad that she's getting her own movie. I loved Gal Gadot's portrayal in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and I'm excited for her solo film :D
I'm currently writing about Flash and Hulk. I'll post the one that I finish first :)