Wonder Woman, also known as Diana Prince, is a fictional character in American comic books published by DC Comics. She’s an Amazonian superhero who bought the credentials and identity from a United States Army nurse who went to South America and married her fiance to become Diana White. Take a look below for 32 more fun and interesting facts about Wonder Woman.
1. Wonder Woman’s creator, William Moulton Marston, also invented the lie detector test. He was a Harvard graduate that turned psychologist then lawyer then inventor and then comic writer. He was also a polygamist and cites his wife, Elizabeth Holloway and the woman they lived with, Olive Byrne, with influencing Wonder Woman.
2. She’s worthy enough to wield Thor’s hammer.
3. She’s one of the strongest DC superheroes. Her superhuman strength puts her in at least the same category as Superman.
4. She has super strength, speed and agility. She can fly and is an expert in hand to hand combat. She’s also able to talk to animals.
5. At one point, Wonder Woman has even overpowered Supergirl, who is sometimes considered to be more powerful than Superman.
6. Her silver bracelets were created from the remains of Zeus’s shield. They are both unbreakable and can be used offensively.
7. Wonder Woman is able to telepathically control and communicate with the world’s soldiers. However, whether she can raise dead soldiers for battle like Ares, it’s still unknown.
8. In the New 52, Wonder Woman removes her bracelets in order to fight a God. She says that the bracelets are what protected her opponents from her intense power. However, it still remains to be seen how powerful Wonder Woman is compared to other superheroes without her limiting bracelets on.
9. Her tiara is so sharp that she was able to cut Superman with it.
10. She’s from Paradise Island, which is also known as Themyscira, which is home to the Amazons.
11. She was granted her immense power by the Greek Gods, particularly Aphrodite who created the Amazons. It’s said that a lot of her strength comes from her training and channeling her mental powers into physical abilities.
12. She was originally formed out of clay. The very first comics stated that the clay she was made from had all the souls of women who had been abused or killed.
13. For a period in the 1960s, she lost her powers and lived as Diana Prince, opening a fashion boutique in New York’s Greenwich Village.
14. She first ran for president in a comic book written by Marston in 1943, and then again in a cover story in Ms. Magazine in 1972.
15. She was originally called Suprema, The Wonder Woman, but she had her name shortened before she made her comic book debut in All Star Comics #8 in December, 1941.
16. Wonder Woman was the only female superhero in the initial line up of the Justice League of America, which debuted in 1960.
17. She was the Justice Society’s secretary. In a 1942 story, the team of superheroes went to fight the Nazis while leaving her behind to answer phones.
18. During a reboot, she was replaced with Black Canary as a founding member of the new Justice League but she eventually came back as a founding member in the latest version of Justice League.
19. The majority of her enemies are Greek Gods, while others want to hurt the environment.
20. In the new 52, Wonder Woman is dating Superman.
21. In Earth 2 #8, Wonder Woman’s adult daughter, Fury, is introduced. However, she’s loyal to the Apokoliptian General Steppenwolf.
22. In 2011, NBC tried to bring Wonder Woman back to television with their own reboot. Adrianne Palicki, who now plays Mockingbird on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., was cast as Wonder Woman, but the project was cancelled.
23. Gal Gadot played Wonder Woman in the 2016 movie Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, making the character’s feature film debut after over 70 years of history.
24. When the movie went back for reshoots, Gadot was 5 months pregnant. However, the product team worked around it by putting green fabric over her belly.
25. Gadot didn’t know that she was auditioning for the Wonder Woman role at first. All she knew was that it was a “secret” role.
26. Gadot, who is Israeli, served in Israel’s military and spoke out against Hamas in a 2014 Facebook post. Because of this, the Wonder Woman movie is banned in Lebanon.
27. Wonder Woman’s origin was originally set during World War II in the comics, but was changed to World War I for the movie.
28. Wonder Woman was the first mainstream female superhero ever.
29. For small stretches of time, other women have taken up the mantle of Wonder Woman, including Queen Hippolyta, Artemis, Orana, Nubia, Cassandra Sandsmark, and Donna Troy, who went on to become Wonder Girl.
30. In 1974, a made for TV movie called Wonder Woman was almost picked up by ABC and adapted into a television series.
31. Danica Patrick, the only current female NASCAR driver, has a Wonder Woman themed race car.
32. Wonder Woman became the most tweeted about movie of 2017 in the week following its release with 2.19 million tweets.