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I am working on a 30 Amazons submission for the Cosmic Era setting, based around the island of New Themyscira.
I have been thinking on this for a while and I keep revising my list of inspirations, dropping off weak, tangential, or blatantly sexist characters from the roster. Ivy Valentine from Soul caliber was the first such victim (all I know about her is BoObS, purple leather, and chain sword, and she was replaced with an intellectual inspiration Dana Scully from the X-Files.
I have several Facebook friends who are quite vocal about the whole Wonder Woman won't get her own movie thing. I think about this at work.
And there is one thing that keeps popping up...
Who the Eff did Wonder Woman fight? Who was her villain, her foil?
There is some quite by Churchhill, and then there is the whole idea that a superhero is as much identified by their enemies as by their own attributes. Batman has the sweet baby jesus of Rogues Galleries, Joker, Penguin, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Bane, etc. Superman has Darkseid and the Superman Problem (as your power increases, your ability to cause more problems increased), Spiderman has to deal with being a loser despite his powers, etc.
Sure, Wonder Woman has her place, undeniable. But the only villains I know of her fighting are Sexism in real life, and basically being the only female member of the JLA. (I know there are others, but please forgive me, I;m both drunk, and hate comics)
Checking wiki now
Baroness Von Gunther... generic Nazi?
The Duke of Deception, Lieutenant of Ares/Mars... I think he gave me brain damage
Medusa - no imagination there, just copy pasta Greek mythology. Percy effing Jackson did a better job than this.
Doctor Cyber - I am left with the taste of contempt in my mouth here, a brilliant scientist who turns evil against WW because she was made ugly, ugly in her woman face! This is as ridiculous as the whole bit about Lex Luthor becoming Superman's lifelong rival because of male pattern baldness.
Giganta - A woman who can become a giant...
Silver Swan - I'm drawn back to Dr Cyber, a female villain who is drawn to evil because oh noes shes not pretty enough for Swan Lake
Dr Psycho - For being a feminist icon, WW sure fights a lot of women, but finally a dude. Dr Psycho is a stalker with the emotional competence of a 4th grader. I really like you WW, so I will attempt to destroy you,
Circe - Chaos sorcereress/Joker aspect.
Ares - Finally an interesting enemy! The martially aspected WW can't just beat the everloving crapulence out of the God of War, so she has to be smart and witty to get around him and defeat him, and then she does.
Cheetah - Facepalm. Catwoman. WW's #1 foe is Catwoman. Godd**n really?
This is why there won't be a Wonder Woman movie. She is a great character, fantastic. But her Rogue's Gallery is as retarded and sexist as the paternalist chauvinistic society that WW has been held up against. This is just a sample of a top ten list of WW villains, but there are 2 men and 8 women.
Shuffle the deck
My Little Pony comes into play here, and yes I confess that I am a Brony.
But lets look at what is offered: a completely Non-Sexualized program designed for females. The archetypes are designed for females, by females, again without the lense of shallow sexuality.
1. Smart Girl
2. Athletic Girl
3. Shy Girl
4. Sophisticated/Craft-Oriented Girl
5. Farm Girl
6. Party Girl
These six archetypes have redeemed fallen siblings turned into Lovecraftian Monsters (Nightmare Moon) Dragons, Q from Star Trek, manticores, minotaurs, more dragons, tribbles with wings, and more.
Wonder Woman is never going to go anywhere as a movie because Wonder Woman has no real enemies to fight inside her own superhero domain. She is a figure for feminism and feminists, and a rallying point against the massively male dominated and male oriented comic book industry.
Batman has his Joker
Superman has Lex Luthor
Harry Potter has Voldemort
Luke Skywalker has Darth Vader
Wonder Woman has... the weakest schedule in the conference...