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The series has spent enough time away from Steve that I don't think much about him. I personally like Diana without a romance.
That said a great writer can make me love any storyline, character or direction.
I think Steve Trevor should return as the love interest/sidekick to WW, at some point in time. In the next major reboot, maybe. (He is too old for Diana in his current incarnation.)
I think this was a mis-step on Perez' part, in an otherwise stellar relaunch. But in his defense, the earlier Steve Trevor(s) were dull as dishwater. I just always thought that Diana's initial facination with Trevor, that motivated her to leave the Island---this fairy tale love-at-first-sight---was a great interpretation of the origin. Told in a more contemporary manner, I think it could make a compelling coupling, in a classic Lois and Clark way. Something POSITIVE to 'ground' Diana in Man's World. I really am happy that at least the Earth-2 Wonder Woman fulfilled this destiny.
In the meantime, I've come around to Tom Tressor enough to see where Gail takes this relationship.
Diana and Steve are too similar to work, I believe. They both are warriors while being peace agents, but Steve doesn't add anything to Diana, or provide her with something she doesn't have. Every other major love interest provides some kind of balance or reassurance or just simply helps them keep their sanity. She needs a love interest, but I'm not sold on Steve. To be honest, I'm a little scared she's getting too dark. When's the last time we saw Diana laugh?
I don't think that you can ignore the first 45 years of Wonder Woman history.
While I understand the mindset behind putting Steve off to the side in the reboot, I feel it was a mistake and that DC editorial should have insisted that the creative staff use him and make him a man in awe of Diana not someone that Diana went weak in the knees for. They had a chance to create a true feminist egalitarian relationship for the two of them post-CRISIS and they completely dropped the ball. Steve is a man who is awestruck by Diana, much like Lois for Superman, but as a warrior himself he has an even deeper and greater respect and affinity for her as she is a warrior born.
No retcon can undo the fact that Steve is an essential and indispensible part of Wonder Woman's myth and her origin. While he has not been front and center all that much in the last 20 years it doesn't make him any less relevant.
While there have been some great runs over the years since the retcon, I feel as a long-time reader and fan that the Wonder Woman myth has been lacked something due to Steve's muted status and I am continually amazed that DC has keep him on a shelf, save for his appearances in RISE OF THE OLYMPIAN.
Hal is back, Barry is back, Superman gets most of his Pre-CRISIS continuity back including time with the Legion, but no Steve Trevor for Wonder Woman. Add to this the fact that Steve is where he should be everwhere but the comics...in the Wonder Woman animated movie and in the old cartoons, reprint comics and trades. I can't help but scratch my head why he is not in every issue of Wonder Woman along with Donna, Etta, and Cassie. Just my humble opinion.
Tom Tresser just doesn't work for me as Diana's love interest because there is no history or chemistry. This has nothing to do with Gail's writing, which is stellar, but rather that I and many fans know that Tom Tresser is more of an editorial mandate to fill the Steve Trevor role because the real Steve Trevor was mistakenly taken off the stage. Now that Dan DiDio is working to get all of the big DC characters back to their most recognizable and iconic forms all that is left is Aquaman and the Hawks, and in some ways Wonder Woman.
What do I mean?
-Amazon origin? Check.
-Invisible Jet? Check.
-Diana Prince secret identity? Check.
-Steve Trevor as a major force in Diana's life????
I would be happy with a compromise that if now that Diana's past with the JLA has been placed back properly in DC continuity, if Gail also united continuity between pre and post-CRISIS so that Diana and Steve did have a thing once but due to her role as Ambassador to Man's World the relationship ended as Diana had to choose duty over love though not without regrets, and Steve ended up marrying Etta. It certainly would make for some great subtext and plot points. Such an idea makes me think about what Genocide told Etta while she had her in her clutches...
"He loves you, but he loved her first."
There is so much that can be fleshed out there and I hope that Gail does as it would be a shame to pretend that 40+ years of comics history just don't matter. Lois and Clark, Barry and Iris, Ollie and Dinah, Hal and Carol, Ralph and Sue...
Steve Trevor and Diana Prince? Hell yes!
Can you imagine Lois Lane being tossed aside after CRISIS? Again, priorities.
Diana just hasn't had enough people in her corner to tell DC that the classic elements and dynamics work...you just have to do it. Instead they threw the baby out with the bathwater post-CRISIS. There was nothing wrong with Steve Trevor and his relationship with Diana it simply had not been written as well as it could have been. Instead a character and a dynamic was blamed when the culprit was weak writing or perhaps creative laziness.
I suppose it could be worse. I could be a die-hard Hawkman fan. LOL
Seriously though, I thought that I'd never read a comic again after Hal Jordan was killed...not just killed, but trashed and killed. So there is always hope.
I like that Steve Trevor puts in appearances, but I think of his romantic role as having more to do with WW during the time that WW was Hippolyta. This confusion of mine could possibly be because of all the continuity-mucking that has happened in the DCU.
I think the Wonder Woman animated movie proved how Steve Trevor could and should work in the modern era. But the real problem with his absence is the compulsion to give her a boyfriend and not just any boyfriend, he's got to be a superboyfriend. You can't give her Superman because everyone knows that's Lois. Who's next? Well, number two is clearly Batman, hence that attempt a few years back which never had the hint of sparks in total contrast to the Justice League animated series which made it work just fine. But still, Batman belongs to Catwoman in the end, so that's a no go. So now you need a superguy, but not with an established girl and so we wind up with her utterly boring relationship with Nemesis. It made perfect sense to me that it was revealed in the end that she wasn't in love with him, because I felt nothing between them from the get go. I suggested this on another thread, but given how noble and upright she is, and how the animated Steve Trevor worked, maybe what Diana needs is a bad boy. Too bad Catman's already hooked up.
But to answer the question, I wouldn't mind a reboot with Steve Trevor back in the saddle so to speak, so long as he was given an personality. Actually, wouldn't it be funny if he was a buddy of Hal Jordan's?
I think he means she is willing to fight for what she believes in Save people, try to keep evil away from innocents.. Him, being a Soldier, willing to spill his blood for people to have freedom and So is Wonder Woman. Them being fighters will qualify them as WARRIORS.
I don't thinkl he loves "Violence". Ask any Police Officer, Soldier if that is on the top of their list on why they chose their occupation and "Loving Violence" will most likely be at the bottom of the list.
Just a thought
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