Wonder Woman is a DC Comics superheroine created by William Moulton Marston. She first appeared in All Star Comics #8 (December 1941). The Wonder Woman title has been published by DC Comics almost continuously except for a brief hiatus in 1986. Wonder Woman is a Princess of the Amazons (based on the Amazons of Greek mythology) and was created by Marston, an American, as a "distinctly feminist role model whose mission was to bring the Amazon ideals of love, peace, and sexual equality to a world torn by the hatred of men." Known in her homeland as Diana of Themyscira, her powers include superhuman strength, flight, super-speed, super-stamina, and super-agility. Her superhuman strength and durability to non piercing weapons surpasses Superman and rivals that of Doomsday. She is highly proficient in hand-to-hand combat and in the art of tactical warfare. She also possesses an animal-like cunning and a natural rapport with animals, which has in the past been presented as an actual ability to communicate with the animal kingdom. She uses her Lasso of Truth, which forces those bound by it to tell the truth, a pair of indestructible bracelets, a tiara which serves as a projectile, and, in some stories, an invisible airplane. Created during World War II, the character was initially depicted fighting the Axis military forces, as well as an assortment of supervillains. In later decades, some writers maintained the World War II setting, with many of its themes and story arcs, while others updated the series to reflect the present day. Wonder Woman has also regularly appeared in comic books featuring the superhero teams Justice Society (from 1941) and Justice League (from 1960). Arguably the most popular and iconic female superhero in comics, Wonder Woman is also considered a feminist icon, and she is regarded as extremely physically attractive even by the standards of the superheroine. She was named the twentieth greatest comic book character by Empire magazine.
In addition to the comics, the character has appeared in other media; most notably, the 1975–1979 Wonder Woman TV series starring Lynda Carter, as well as animated series such as the Super Friends and Justice League. Although a number of attempts have been made to adapt the character to live-action film, none have yet emerged from "development hell." An animated film was released in 2009, with Keri Russell voicing the title role. In 2011, Adrianne Palicki starred in a failed pilot for a would-be series about the character.
Battle vs. Ms. Marvel (by Drayco90)Edit
When the two universes collided together, the damage done to major cities was immense. Of course, one would expect such results from the aftermath of two cities being smashed together into one. While many heroes and villains sprung up immediately within the aftermath to control the violence and save lives, or to take advantage of the crisis- many of the world’s greatest protectors have since become missing in action. Fortunately, the world doesn’t need capes running around to save them. Not when SHIELD is on the scene. Squads of SHIELD Peacekeepers have been marching through the streets, doing everything they can to control the ever worsening situation. One such squad was making their round through Yancy Street- once the center of a minor gang, now a refugee center taking in the hurt and the sick from New York and Gotham City alike.
Hey Skul, what’s with the extra security? It ain’t like the Yancy boys were a threat, even to locals- much less to a squad of Capekillers like us. We hidin’ something?”
The commanding officer, John “Skul” Skulinowski, turned back with a grimace. “Thornton, we’re a clandestine black-ops team that deals in secrets and spy-networking. EVERYTHING he do has a hidden motive somewhere. Coulson himself set this up. Said we’d be meeting up with a member of the Avengers to secure this package.” He gestured at the heavily armored vehicle the SHIELD agents were escorting. “So it’s gotta be important to someone. Oh, and don’t ever call us ‘Capekillers’, especially in front of the Avenger, you copy?”
Thornton sighed, but gave a salute and fell back in line. It wasn’t but a few minutes before the team’s contact rolled across the sky, landing with a powerful but graceful shockwave. Ms. Marvel, SHIELD loyalist and long-time Avenger bordered on legend to some recruits, but she stood for the first time in front of Skulinowski, a serious look on her face shrouding her exhaustion over the chaos.
Agents. As you have no doubt been briefed, the package we’re securing is of the top-most importance. Returning this to Coulson and Fury takes precedence over anything else...” Ms. Marvel paused. “…even your lives. Understood?”
Diana stood within the wreckage of what had once been the Monarch Theatre. The site hadn’t been in good shape by any definitions before now, but after this…cataclysm, it was even worse. Outside this decrepit ruin, the parents of her good friend Bruce Wayne were gunned down in cold blood, leading him down the path to become the fearsome Batman. Last she had heard, he was in a scuffle with some “Avenger”, and was reported to be dead, or wounded from the fight. Wonder Woman had come to what was once Gotham City to find him, and hopefully help him- she was concerned that neither Hal or Clark had shown up to do the same. Crime Alley, as the back street was so appropriately named, was silent. Even the Joker seemed to be busy elsewhere, his clowns weren’t exactly running about to take advantage of Gotham’s vulnerability. As she walked down Crime Alley, she saw that it intercrossed with another street that she had never seen before. “Probably a part of these people’s New York.” She thought to herself- that’s when she saw the SHIELD convoy. Diana had fought plenty of militant fascists before, and the heavily armored vehicles, the advanced weapons and faceless guards- they reeked of the kind of dictator that would try and control this violence, but then she noticed the company of the convoy. She had done some research into these Avengers since she heard the rumors, her invisible plane ride to Gotham had given her plenty of study time, and she immediately recognized the one known as Ms. Marvel. Wonder Woman drew her sword and began to approach the convoy.
“Halt! I demand that the Avenger, Ms. Marvel, give me information regarding the location of my friend and teammate, Batman.” She ordered. The Agents stopped, confused but cautious.
“Batman?” Ms. Marvel was vaguely amused. Sure, she had met some stupid named vigilantes before, but ‘Batman’ made ‘Texas Twister’ sound reasonable. “What are you, members of the ‘All New, All Special Death-Throws’ or something?” she mocked.
“I warn you, Karla Sofen- I am Diana, princess of the Amazons and founding member of the Justice League. I know of your crimes with your ‘Dark Avenger’ brothers, and I will take you out if I must.”
“Karla Sofen? Look, Diana you’ve got some bad-“
Ms. Marvel was cut off as the Amazon Princess charged with her blade, narrowly missing Carol’s face. Ms. Marvel responded with a punch that would easily break a normal human’s bones, smashing into Wonder Woman’s ribs, expecting them to shatter. Instead, it felt like she had just tried to punch out the Sentry- with about as much luck. Diana staggered back slightly, allowing Ms. Marvel to leap into the sky. The SHIELD agents opened fire, forcing Diana to hold still and deflect the bullets or risk injury.
“That’s how it’s done, Peacekeepers!” Ms. Marvel encouraged. “You just keep her locked in place for a couple more seconds.”
Throwing her hands forward, Ms. Marvel focused and unleashed a volley of explosive death lasers upon her foe. The energy blasts detonated with violent force, sending shockwaves in all direction, and a small crater began to form in the middle of the street. Lunging forward before even the smoke could clear, Ms. Marvel charged at the place where her target had been located seconds before. Speeding through the sky at full force, Ms. Marvel tackled into the smoke, hand outstretched in a punch, but as she collided, she did not hit Wonder Woman, but the pommel of Diana’s blade, sending the Avenger sprawling.
“You don’t seem to comprehend my titles, Sofen.” Wonder Woman growled- the blasts had done more to her than she’d want to admit, and she was limping slightly. “I think it time I show you the meaning of the word Amazon!”
Lifting off with her good leg, Wonder Woman made a giant leap, her sword pointed downwards- at Ms. Marvel’s head. The Avenger reacted quickly, rolling to the left just barely missing the edge as it planted into the concrete sidewalk. Before Wonder Woman could free the blade from the stone, Ms. Marvel rolled back and punched the blade, shattering it with her raw strength. Carol hoped this maneuver would buy her some time, but instead, Wonder Woman only threw the shattered sword away, and grabbed her throat. Diana’s grip was iron tight, slamming Carol into the transport vehicle. The SHIELD troopers knew they were outmatched, and their mission took priority, but they couldn’t extract the package with the transport being part of the fight.
Wonder Woman punched Ms. Marvel square in the face with enough force to dent the Transport. Blood ran from her nose and dripped from her mouth. Wonder Woman repeated the blow, before Ms. Marvel managed to respond with a vicious headbutt. The two women began to match each other blow for blow, pushing further away from the vehicle. Quickly, the Agents took the moment to roll out the transport, while Wonder Woman fired a blast of electricity from her gauntlets. The lightning rippled across the distance between the two heroes, but surprisingly, Ms. Marvel seemed to want the blast to strike her, absorbing it.
“Bad move, Diana.” Ms. Marvel sneered and returned the blast ten times as powerful. Wonder Woman was taken off guard and was launched into the wall of a nearby building. Ms. Marvel powered up another volley and began to rain fiery blasts of energy on the struggling Diana. “My name is NOT Karla Sofen!” She roared over the projectiles. “My name is Carol Danvers, Karla was an imposter working for Norman Osborn. You didn’t do good enough homework! I’m not your enemy!” Wonder Woman brought her gauntlets up- the volley had weakened the force of the blasts that she accidently amped up, and was able to deflect them. “Is that a fact?” She studied Carol carefully, and reached for her lasso. “Then I don’t suppose you mind a little test of your honor, ‘Carol’.”
Ms. Marvel would’ve laughed at the sight of the Golden Lasso under normal circumstances, but after her grueling fist fight she was in no mood to underestimate anything this Amazon had at her disposal. “Already Diana?” she mocked. “What? Can’t even be bothered to take me out for dinner first? Even Stark wasn’t that bad.”
“My Golden Lasso will make you tell the truth- all of it!” Wonder Woman yelled as she threw the rope. Ms. Marvel had no trouble catching the lasso before it could net her, yanking Wonder Woman forward and smashing the Amazon’s face into her elbow.
Deciding that the Avenger was clearly hiding something, to refuse such a test, Wonder Woman slammed her gauntlets together, sending a shockwave all about her. Ms. Marvel cried out in surprise and pain, bleeding from the ears. As Carol stumbled backwards, Wonder Woman charged, fists flying, overwhelming her stunned opponent. Ms. Marvel finally collapsed. Her vision blurring, she attempted to summon another blast of energy, but a punch from Diana laid her out, throwing her aim sideways, sending the bolt harmlessly from her foe. As she blacked out, Wonder Woman drew the Lasso and began to fasten it around Ms. Marvel’s waist. When the Avenger woke up eventually, she’d get her answers. Maybe the disappearances of Bruce, Hal and Clark were all connected, but she knew the Justice League was facing its’ darkest hour- and that these so-called “Avengers” were somehow tied into it. Deciding to make a temporary headquarters at the Monarch Theatre, since Crime Alley was so close, Wonder Woman threw the battered Ms. Marvel over her shoulder and headed back there to make camp and prepare for the…interrogation to come.
Ms. Marvel’s last desperate beam flew down the empty street, colliding into the first target that it came across- a large SHIELD Transport with a distinctive dent in the side of it. The vehicle spun out of control, flipping on its side and slammed into the ground, the back hatch falling open, and a small black box rolled out. Skul and his men quickly exited the vehicle, securing a perimeter to protect that package, but just as the commander began to open up a line to Coulson to warn him of the damage, a bullet firing shattered the silence of the street. Skul landed on the ground, missing a large portion of his head, blood pooling about where he fell. Suddenly, a whole mass of men in hoodies and clown makeup crawled out of the buildings, armed to the teeth. “Hey Thornton” one of the agents nervously whispered. “Looks like this is going to be it. It’s been an honor serving with you pal.”
“Likewise.” Thornton glanced about nervously. “But if this is going to be the end…” he reloaded his rifle, making a dramatic click. “Let’s at least make it an end worth remembering!”
With this shout, the Agents opened fire on the horde of clown gangers. The shooting sounded for hours, it seemed, but subsided like all things must. And so the last stand of these elite SHIELD agents were held- there would be no tribute to them, no memory of their honor or their integrity, but there were far more dead Clowns than there were Agents. The silence was broken once more by a small cackle, as a woman with similar clown makeup emerged from the crowd, picking up the black box and opening it slightly, releasing a blue glow all around. Suddenly the whole crowd burst into insane laughter, which sounded throughout Yancy Street for the rest of the night.
“Once Mistuh J gets a hold of this” the woman smiled. “The entire world will be ours! And there’s nothing B-Man or his costumed creep buddies can do to stop what’s coming.”
Yancy Street belonged to the Joker now. And soon- the rest of New York would join it.
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Battle vs. Kratos (by Godkombat21)Edit
Daina emerged from her chambers looking over her island paradise as the many inhabitants lived out their lives. She smiled at her paradise satisfied at the life of a princess. suddenly the clear beutiful sky turned dark and stormy. The air filled with winds as all the amazons began to return to their huts. Suddenly a large flash of lightning landed in the middle of the island. Then an inteses scream filled the air. As the flash disppersed Wonder Woman was suprised at what she saw. A large muscular man, with pale white skin and red markings. Diana's eyes widened she recognized this warrior, from many centuries ago. The man finaly stood up obviously dazed by what happened. He shook his head and looked around, surrounded by Amazons with spears armed and ready. He looks around and soon he sees Diana land in front of him. "Kratos" she says the least bit pleased to see him. "Diana" he responds. "I thought I defeated you years ago, why are you here on my island." "Things have changed since last time Diana, the gods no longer shackle me, the sisters no longer control my strings, AND YOU WILL NOT SEE THE END OF THIS DAY!" Kratos yells drawing his blades. The Amazons arch their weapons but Diana calls them off. "Stand down Amazons, I will take care of this intruder." The Amazons dismiss but before Wonder Woman can draw her weapons she is punched violently in the face. The punch sends her flying into a nearby statue. "By the gods." she says as she wipes the blood from her face. Normally she could withstand a punch from someone like Kratos, but this felt as though she had been punched by Bizzaro. Kratos lunges forward preparing another punch, but Wonder Woman quickly evades it by jumping over Kratos. Kratos turns but is immediatly punch twice and then kicked a good distance away. He gets up as Wonder Woman approaches. "Submit." She urges. But suddenly she is struck in the chest by one of the blades of exile and Kratos pulls her towards him. He then punches her with the nemean cestus sending her flying again.
Diana coughs up blood, that blow did more damage then she wanted to admit but she kept her footing. She then sees the other cestus appear on Kratos' other hand. Kratos lunges foward, but even in her condition, Wonder Woman easily avoided Kratos' wild swings. "Feel the wrath of the gods Kratos!" Suddenly a blast of lightning shoots out of her gauntlets making contact with Kratos. Kratos yells in pain as the electricity surges through his nerves. But the spartan quickly dispersses the lightning with a large shockwave from the nemean cestus. The shock wave sends Diana flying a short distance, but she reclaims her balance. She then sees kratos jump in front of her with two large purple hooks in hand. He flings them at her. Diana deflects one with her guantlet, but the other strikes her in the chest. Kratos begins to tug, trying to forcefully rip out Diana's soul. Diana summons her strength and eventually pulls her soul back in, flinging Kratos back. He gets up and pulls out the bow of appollo. He fires multiple arrows but they bounce harmlessly off of Diana's bracelets. Kratos then charges an arrow up and fires it. Although Diana blocks it, the impact sends a small shockwave through the are sending both Kratos and Wonder Woman back. Diana gets up dazed, but not badly injured. She then grabs a nearby sheild and spear to arm herself for Kratos' next assult. She moves slowly, knowing Kratos could attack from any direction. Suddenly a three blue, hooked blades are flung towards her, but Diana deflects them with her sheild. The blades retract as they reveal Kratos' location. "There you are." She says to herself as she flings foward. As Kratos prepares another swing, Diana takles him, rapidly punching him in mid air, before kicking him through a stone statue. Kratos shakes it off and looks up just in time to dodge Wonder Woman's spear. Kratos Swings the Nemisis whip again but misses when Diana sidesteps it. Kratos swings the weapon once more, and this time Diana dodges it and grabs the chains, attached to the blades. But suddenly the chain began to shock her with a massive electric current, forcing her to let go of the weapon. While she was still dazed, Kratos took the oppurtinity to slash at Wonder Woman, giving her a small jolt of electricity with every cut. Finally Diana managed to regain her balance and managed to block the nemesis whip with her sheild. But Kratos hooked the blades on her sheild and managed to yank the sheild out of her hand. Diana tried to retaliate with a punch when suddenly Kratos used the golden fleece to absorb the blow and he returned it with a punch, twice as strong as the one Diana nearly struck him with, sending her flying back a massive distance. Diana struggled to stand, nearly exausted when she saw Kratos lunge at her with a massive blue blade in hand. She struggled to avoid his strike but managed to sidestep a few wild swings. Kratos then struck her with the hilt of the blade, knocking her over. Kratos tried to bring the blade down on her, but Diana managed to block the blade with her gauntlets. However Kratos continued to press the blade closer and closer to Wonder Woman, as she was getting weaker and weaker. Kratos then lifted the blade ready to bring it down with even more force. Diana barley managed to roll out of the way. She struggled up and soon flung her lasso on Kratos, and was lucky enough to entangle Kratos. She swung him around, sending him crashing through a few statues and even huts. But Kratos only got angry and soon grabbed the rope and tugged hard on it, sending Wonder Woman flying towards him. He then punched her with almost all his strength, sending her flying through a few huts. Wonder Woman looked up, her vision blurring as she saw Kratos approaching her. He looked down at his weapons and then tossed them aside (preferring to finish her off with his bare hands). "Don't do this Kratos." Diana pled. "You have no idea the damage you could cause to this world." "Let it suffer." Kratos snapped. "If you kill me Kratos, the Justice League will surely take you down." Wonder Woman said with a hint of anger in her voice. "Then they will fall as well." "The world needs the Justice League, without them this world will dye." "Then prepare for your death Diana." Kratos then grabbed Wonder woman by the hair and headbutted her violently. He then kicked her in the face while she was on the ground. He then grabbed her again slaming her had into the stone of the paths. Wonder Woman then spotted her weapons in her blurring vision and tried desperetly to crawl to them. Kratos dragged her back by the her leg, and then stomped hard on her spine, nearly shattering it. Then she went limp. Kratos looked over his defeated foe and then walked off. As he walked of Diana struggled but reached at a communicator on her belt and turned it on. "Help......need.......help." She coughed out before loosing conciesness.
Superman arrives at the island noticing the ruins of most of it. "Diana I came as soon as I could.....no!" he finds her limp body in the rubble. He lifts her up in disbelief. "It can't be." He says sadly. But to his suprise Wonder Woman opens her eyes. "Get me.....help." she says before passing out. Superman reached at his communicator. "Watchtower, this is Superman two for transport NOW!"
Kratos stumbles around, still confused about his surroundings when he suddenly he found himself in a strange temple. "Welcome my champion." A strange voice rings out. "I am the goddess, Circe."