Magic, blunt force, bullets and arrows and knives, oh my.
Magic, blunt force, bullets and arrows and knives, oh my.
She's not indestructible. She doesn't have some hokey achilles heel-type thing, but enough physical damage will do her in.
She blocks those bullets for a reason, right?
I *really* hate the idea that Diana's transformation from clay to human is a spell that can be reversed rather than a permanent transformation. It means that she's not truly human, but only thinks she is. It's one thing to call on Gaea for healing, but not because she's made of clay.
Maybe she sould just be rewritten as Hercules' daughter after all.
And yes, Pre-Crisis, bonding the bracelets together cancelled her strenght (originally, only if bound by a man, but someone caught on to the sexual undertone of that and changed it later) and removing them caused her to go berserk. This is because the bracelets were symbols of submission to the gods. I do not miss these weaknesses.
And I "really" hate the fact that she can take a punch from PLANET-busters like Superman or Doomsday but a bullet will harm her.
The whole "blunt damage VS piercing damage" mess.
I miss the bondage stuff. They need to bring it back. Feminism is a lousy concept anyway. I want submission.
anyway, when she first started blocking bullets with the bands, she wasn't as strong as she is now. she might just use the bracelets out of habit, but i don't think bullets can do much damage.
They need to bring the bondage thing back
If only because DC shouldnt be taking away their heroes weaknesses. I mean, can you even kill green lantern with a banana anymore? Blasphemy.
Whats next, superman not being hurt by kryptonite?
Wow, thanks guys I greatly appreciate it.
I do have another question thought, her powers and her suit; what exactly is the connection? From going through various fansites they all mention Diana's powers being gifts from the Gods, but which gifts are specific to her and are some specific to her costume. I know that Hippolyta when she was Wonder Woman had similar powers to that of her daughter but so do Wonder Girl and Donna Troy.
But the sites also mention specific powers that Diana has and the others don't so what exactly is the deal with powers and their relationship to her costume?
Her powers have nothing to do with her clothing, it´s just something she wears.
Her powers are gifts from the gods, namely (excerpt from Wikipedia):
Diana possesses a host of superhuman powers granted to her by the gods and goddesses of Olympus, gifts which have been stated to be equal to their own abilities.  Primary among these are superhuman strength and stamina, which she draws from a mystical link to the Earth itself granted by Demeter.
Diana is one of the strongest superheroes in the DC Universe. Her stamina affords her an incredible degree of resistance to blunt force trauma. However, Diana's skin is not totally invulnerable and can be pierced by sharp projectiles with sufficient force distributed over a small surface area (such as bullets or arrows).
Born of the clay of Themyscira, and given life and divine powers by the gods themselves, Diana has heightened resistance to magical attacks. She is experienced in battling foes who use sorcery as a weapon. As a divine creation herself, she is less susceptible to manipulation by magic than many of her fellow heroes.
Like the Earth, Diana is constantly renewing herself, allowing her to quickly heal. In cases where she is gravely injured or poisoned, Diana has shown the ability to physically merge with the earth, causing whatever injuries or poisons she has incurred to be expelled from her body as it regains shape. This ability is shared by all the Themyscirian Amazons and is considered a sacred act, so is not used often. Diana possesses incredible speed and reflexes and is commonly seen deflecting bullets with her bracelets.
Diana is the finest warrior ever born to the Amazons of Themyscira. She is a master of armed and unarmed combat, proficient with nearly every weapon ever made, especially the bow and the javelin, and the exotic martial arts styles practiced by the Amazons. Because those martial skills are not practiced outside of Themyscira, Diana is extremely difficult to defeat in open battle, unless she is fighting beings whose strength and durability surpasses her own, such as Superman, Darkseid, and the Olympian gods. However, even in those cases, her martial prowess has enabled her to garner some of her victories.
The goddess Artemis has granted Diana the "Hunter's Eye" which gives Diana enhanced senses, as well as unity with the animal kingdom and the ability to tame wild beasts. Shortly before Infinite Crisis, Wonder Woman was blinded; her sight was later restored by Athena. Since then, she has possessed the sight of Athena, or the gift of increased insight. Consequently, Diana can detect others' emotions, and is now fully immune to Doctor Psycho's illusions.
Diana possesses great wisdom and intelligence, and has exhibited heightened proficiency with languages, being able to speak her native Themysciran, Ancient and Modern Greek, English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese (she expressed "difficulty" with the tones of Cantonese during an interview with Lois Lane), Russian and Hindi.
Wonder Woman is an accomplished strategist and tactician, practiced in the arts of leadership, persuasion and diplomacy. For a short time during the George Pérez and William Messner-Loebs run on the comic, Diana was shown to possess the ability to astrally project herself into various lands of myth in order to interact with or seek advice from creatures there.  In some cases, she has shown the ability to place individuals into a state of sleep while under the power of her golden lasso.  However, this ability might be a common technique prevalent in Amazonian society, since Hippolyta used this technique on Diana herself during the Our Worlds at War event.
That's cool, I was just wondering about that. The Justice League/Unlimited version of made it a little confusioning, because it seeming pointed to her costume having something to do with her powers especially the Hawk and Dove episode; when Diana goes to Hephstaus to learn the secret of the armoured monster that he had created for Ares and Hephstaus(sp) ask her if she wanted himt to reviel her secrets while tapping her own her belt.
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I think one of her weaknesses is attractive women. Turns her knees into jelly and sets her loins aflame with Prometheus fire.
Not to change the subject, but does DC offer the golden age adventures in a Trade?
Still think if Lois was gone...?
Golden age bad weakness all that bondage crap. Lose her powers if a man chains her. No powers off pardise island if she loses her girdle.
Good Golden age weakness= no bracllets goes ape, runs amok a real berserker!
bad Golden and silver age weakness= steve trevor...what a loser!
today= not totaly invunerable, she can take a lot of punishment, but she is not supergirl or superman.:evilsmile
She's completely vulnerable to bullets.
Except when she was shown being bulletproof. *COUGHS.*