My DC: Wonder Woman September 22, 2011Posted by vorpalkeith in Uncategorized.
As Greek culture culture collapsed around them, the matriarchs of the isle of Themyscira chose to hide themselves from the world at large with magic, as a means of keeping themselves safe. And safe they were, protected by their elite military, the Amazons. But as Man’s science advanced through two world wars and the space age it became clear that they would not be able to hide forever.
The time had come for the Themyscirans to reveal themselves to the world at large. As their emissary they selected Diana, daughter of the Queen Hippolyta, hand-trained by the greatest of the Amazons.
My idea of Wonder Woman would be younger and feistier than previous versions. We’re talking about a young woman who has been raised in the sheltered environment of a princess, and suddenly the world just got opened up to here in big big ways. She would be naturally inquisitive, fun-loving and eager to explore.
All of Wonder Woman’s powers come the magical equipment that she carries and the benefits of her Amazon training.
The lasso of truth.
A breastplate that gives her mighty strength.
The bracers which give her agility and reflexes.
A spatha (ancient Greek sword) which can cut through anything.
She cannot fly.
Sorry Fox News, but Wonder Woman’s costume would not be patriotic. That just doesn’t make sense for a magical princess formed from clay from an acient Greek-styled milieu. Her costume should be based on the mystical weapons she carries . . . the pieces of armor. She would wear a leather skirt like Greek warriors did, and sandals.