Does Wonder Woman actually need to block bullets? Was that always canon?

Does Wonder Woman actually need to block bullets? Was that always canon?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i think somewhere along the line she got a power up and originally she wasn't bulletproof
    but since she now goes toe to toe with superman it doesn't make sense for her to not be bulletproof

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's pretty much what's stated

      Wonder Woman was created to be a "trained so hard her human body can do apparently superhuman things" like Shang Chi, Iron Fist, and Cassandra Cain. She blocked bullets becshe had a "normal" human body and bullets would do to her what they did to anyone else.
      It became the most iconic piece of WW imagery.
      Her supporting cast, villains, and gear were all designed for a "trained good" hero.
      In the Silver Age her book was handed of to writer/editor Robert Kanigher who just did not like the character and supposedly kept writing the book through the whole Silver Age because (1) DC needed to keep the book in print for contractual reasons, and (2) he didn't want any of his writers "wasted" on it. In addition to tossing away most of her supporting cast and most of her villains, he changed the character's origin. Apparently not liking the idea that a woman could become super-skilled at Martial arts, he changed the origin to "the Greek gods gave her powers." That take has more or less stuck, to the detriment of the character because this is a character designed for swordfights, throwing her lasso, and blocking bullets, but now she can fight Superman.
      We have it Canon that bullets will pierce her skin, yet punches that can shatter mountains just daze her.
      It's a mess because DC wants to keep her classic weapons, gear, villains and cast, but refuse to go back to the powerset all those things were designed for.

      Not sure I agree that DC wants to keep her cast and villains, but they definitely want to keep stuff like the bullet-blocking and lasso, even after turning her into a de facto Kryptonian.

      Classic "We want to have our cake and eat it too" silliness.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Penetration weakness is still the best explanation/headcanon

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's the most specific and useless contextual invulnerability ever.

      But yeah. Being immune to being cut by a sword slash, but if you stab her she's in deep shit makes perfect sense.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're not understanding the weakness accurately. Basically anything phallic that could represent manhood could bypass her godly blessing, her Achilles Heel. So basically a sword or bullet could harm her, but blunt force superhero punch isn't as effective.

        And we shouldn't really be throwing shade on a weakness like that when Martian Manhunter is vulnerable to fire. Fricking fire.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That was changed to be a psychological terror, he's invulnerable to fire but pisses himself and runs when exposed to it.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          that's 100% what marston intended

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          see

          [...]

          You are saying that she's invulnerable to everything but penetration.
          AND since anything can be a dildo/they can frick themselves with it, if they are brave enough.
          She can be ran through by a spear or a sword or a knife if they just used a poking/thrusting motion.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Fricking
          Y E L L O W

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          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Bit of an oversimplification

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              As far as I know the only reason Sinestro is yellow, is because that was Jordan's weakness. It only started being fear when Ethan Van Sciver/Geoff Johnsmade it so. Correct me if I'm wrong. I genuinely don't know when it stopped being his weakness.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yellow itself, the color, is a rookie weakness if you're shit at using your ring. Purposefully put in place by The Guardians as a way to keep their Lanterns in check. The root of the color is from the emotional spectrum, Fear, manifested in an energy or Parallax.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                oh yuck. So its power creeping bs? I would be pissed if Superman started shotgunning kryptonite

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's not a power creep, its elaborating that its the psychological aspect which as always remained true.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes, in the case of wonder woman, originally she gained her power through super training.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That's Johns

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yellow weakness was never explained well.

                In the 60s it was because of how the central battery was built. It ha some device in it that caused the green energy to just not work on yellow things, and if they removed the thingy, the rings would stop working.
                In the 80s the guardians would randomly remove the weakness, or switch it to other things like wood, so it was later explained as a necessary thing to police the lanterns.
                It was removed in the 90s with no explanation.
                Johns came up with the emotional spectrum and yellow being fear thing in 2006. Now only new lanterns are weak to yellow until they face their inner fears thing, which is also ignored now.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I was semi shitposting considering Alan Scotts weakness is wood

          • 2 weeks ago
            sage

            But he's weak to wood, not yellow. Even before the Iceman-tier gay retcon.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          honestly, i don't find the fire weakness to be that bad honestly, specially when it's treated as a psychological one. Much more dignified than the color yellow.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It only gets silly because of his martian vision.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Everyone is vulnerable to fire, Batman's weakness is anything that would kill anyone else cause he is a baseline human

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Basically anything phallic that could represent manhood could bypass her godly blessing.
          You say I can stab Wonder Woman with my wiener?
          Just imagine, I'm apparently unarmed, she pins me down and... Bang! I take out my hidden blade and stab her.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I take out my hidden blade and stab her.
            No, you face her down with your mighty hyper-weapon. GAHAHAHAHAHA.

            Sneaky stabs from/in behind are for homos.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Wondy does come across as the kind of overbearing b***h who needs a hard raping to calm her down.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Depends on the version, the golden age one would totally love a rape play.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Just imagine
            I don't need to imagine it.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If anything vaguely tube shaped/long counts as phalic than punches would hurt

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Anything that can penetrate a woman in a sexual way
            >Island of violent bondage dykes
            >Implying fists don't do 100x the damage of phallic anything because of how the dykes get down on "paradise island".

            Yeah no. A gentle jab from a fisty 99 pound lesbo would probably be like getting hit by one punch man.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          So how come when I beat my wife she gets hurt, Einstein ?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Well if her archnemesis is Cheetah it would make sense.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Anon...it's Marsten.
          You think early Cheetah wasn't get fisty and fingerbangy?

          Wait.
          Wouldn't she be like super vulnerable to fists fingers and tongues and not just anything thatcan reasonably thought of as a dick or phallic sex object?

          You can probably kill WW with a XXXXXL BBC Dildo if thrown hard enough.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >You can probably kill WW with a XXXXXL BBC Dildo if thrown hard enough.

            So what you're saying is that if Toyman armed some mooks with picrel he could conquer Themiscyra?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Amazons don't say "I got shot", they say "I got penetrated"

              >sup/bat: Diana!
              >diana: guys... they penetrated me... those bastards penetrated me...

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Remember she's part greek god. Extremely stupid and specific vulnerabilities is WHAT THEY DO.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Extremely stupid and specific vulnerabilities is WHAT THEY DO
          no

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Try to punch yourself, and see how much damage that does.
        Now with the same force stab yourself with a knife.
        That's the fricking difference you morons.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous
  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bump

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >child bondage indoctrination propoganda
    The frick?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The man who create her was a hardcore bondage fetishist. Not only does this tie into her lasso but she used to lose her posers if tied up. Not sure about the child part.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        [...]
        >child bondage indoctrination propoganda
        The frick?

        Marsten openly stated it was propoganda for children.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He stated it was propaganda as he opposed Wertham, as most sensible people should, but give me a quote saying it was specifically for children though. Cause why children would have access to it, I've never heard that it was specifically for them.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You are a fricking liar.

            HE LITTERALLY SAID IT WAS PROPOGANDA/INDOCTRINATION MATERIAL FOR CHILDREN

            There is no mincing of words or misconstruing what he means.
            That precisely the intent of his words and direct meaning.

            And yeah. Wertham did have a point because Marsten was a fricking creep and a government propogandist spook.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Find us the quote where it was specifically for children, anon.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >He said it to be against Wertham, as most sensible people should
            and...
            >how could children get a comic book...that was aimed at children
            But
            So you're saying he was against Wertham..which is just common sense, then go on to say WW was not for children and children should not have it....
            WW was sold to children along with a lot of cagey shit.

            Find us the quote where it was specifically for children, anon.

            ""Frankly, Wonder Woman is psychological propaganda for the new type of woman who, I believe, should rule the world"," In a book aimed at little girls and tween girls.

            "[That w]omen are exciting for this one reason — it is the secret of women’s allure — women enjoy submission, being bound [was] the only truly great contribution of my Wonder Woman strip to the moral education of the young. The only hope for peace is to teach people who are full of pep and unbound force to enjoy being bound. …
            Only when the control of self by others is more pleasant than the unbound assertion of self in human relationships can we hope for a stable, peaceful human society. [p. 210, Jones]

            Your rebuttal?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          In the 40s there were "Concerned Citizens" trying to get comics censored or shut down because they thought the violence was bad. Dick Tracy shot dudes, Batman broke bones. Marston was a notable contributor to Family Circle Magazine (I assure you it was once THE major magazine for women, especially women trying to make Informed And Reasoned Decisions About Their Children). His stance was novel. Yup, comics could be awfully violent. But that doesn't mean they should be censored! Instead, he argued, America needed more variety in its adventure comics. It needed heroes that tried to find peaceful resolutions, and when there was just no reasoning with a villain they at least tried not to use more force than was necessary.
          DC loved this "you don't have to stop publishing anything, you can just publish something different as well" suggestion and hired him to create a peace-loving hero. We got Wonder Woman, with her lasso (better than knocking a guy out with a punch), who dropped villains off on Reform Island to try to rehabilitate them. Now the guy definitely had his kinks, enjoyed his bondage, and wanted to sell his books to soldiers that also enjoyed a little bondage. But in terms of "propaganda" what he was mainly selling was Respect Women Juice, and the idea that you can try for nonviolent solutions to problems.

          He stated it was propaganda as he opposed Wertham, as most sensible people should, but give me a quote saying it was specifically for children though. Cause why children would have access to it, I've never heard that it was specifically for them.

          >Wertham
          Seduction of the Innocent came out a few years after Marston died. He sided with comic publishers against Wertham's predecessors, but not Wertham himself, because Wertham wasn't an issue in Marston's lifetime.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Golden age wonder woman used a sword from time to time, but it was in a "it was laying around" way.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The fashion sense of the blonde fricking sucks. You don't use a striped bra without a matching underwear

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >underwear
        Why do you think she wears any?

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hope this clears things up...

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So it's a joke like the character.
      Got it.
      Ps.
      Her breasts wouldn't jiggle at all,
      Would be like shooting soft puddy that doesn't wiggle well.
      And if it does wouldn't her breasts jiggle whiel she's trying to block the bullets?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        t. has never touched a woman's breast Will never, either.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I can't say I've touched the breasts of a woman who is immune to having a building dropped on her.
          But I'm pretty sure her breasts wouldn't jiggle like that

          PS women's breasts jiggle if they do fast movements unless they have old school fake breasts filled with silicoln and other horrifying items.
          But I guess women don't need bras unless bullets are bouncing off of their bullet proof knockers.

          PPS
          Any man can touch a pair of breasts if they have 20 bucks.
          Me? When I'm on my game I'm offered breasts ass and head like I'm a golden sex god.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Man you're right. He really has never touched any breasts.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So the question I have is why are they still shooting them

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        same reason Black folk fight cops even though they know exactly whats gonna happen.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Same as white trash from the suburbs who think their skin color makes them bullet proof and their rights inalienable.
          Routine trafic stop ends with "mysteriously malfunctioining/missing bodycam footage" and "them being "kidnapped and shot by Black folk" after being released after they were released unharmed.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >same as white trash
            yes and?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Why wouldn't you?

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wonder Ryona is the best

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Wonder Ryona is the best
      Agreed, she needs to be taken down a peg.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        A daring synthesis!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >You will never be left alone with wonder woman's paralyzed body

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        wonderwoman bros..are we sub batman level?

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    @143961302
    Nobody fricking cares, you desperate attention prostitute

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Would you let a bee sting you or would you swat it away?

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Has Wonder Woman ever lost a fight? She's so forgettable I can't remember any stories of hers, let alone one where she finds herself outmatched lie Superman withy Doomsday or Batman with Hush.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      She lost some fights in her TV show, not sure about the comic, other than the examples here.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Does Wonder Woman actually need to block bullets?
    Yes.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is particularly stupid, since she's as fast as Hermes.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >since she's as fast as Hermes.
        No, she has Hermes' reflexes, not his speed.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bullets distribute more pressure than the punches that kill Superman is Diana's explanation for why she can't tank them.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Does Wonder Woman actually need to block bullets?
      Yes.

      Fricking stupid

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I know, it's moronic. She says "try hammering a nail by driving the head into the wood instead of the point," but it shouldn't matter when it's fricking Doomsday doing the hammering.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    "Lead does not fly like rubber. If you miss the bullets will tear you. I do not have Clark's power. I cannot outrun them."

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      But she can bltiz PG...

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        WW's powerset is basic b***h but the WW shit needs to be there or she's just a boring man hating dyke with greek themed bullshit in her past.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    I charge you on 5 counts of reddit spacing and sentence you to never post here again.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous
  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't get how powerful Diana is supposed to even be, the best I can come up with is
    >not as powerful as Clark, decently stronger than Starfire
    >no specific weakness that can be exploited, could be unfamiliar with modern technology but probably isn't if she can pilot an invisible plane
    >has a ton of skill and experience behind her, enough to impress Bruce
    >equipment is unbreakable and overtly divine
    I suppose this is what happens when all of your mainstream adaptations are so poorly written it turns those unfamiliar with the character away from digging up their glory days to see them in their prime. I don't care enough about her to check whether my perception of her is close to reality or not.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >could be unfamiliar with modern technology but probably isn't if she can pilot an invisible plane
      They have their own advanced Amazon tech (except when they don't, I guess)

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Not sure why it wouldn't just be magic, there's nothing mechanical about the Lasso of Truth.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Isn't she a legitimate god? Can you shoot a god dead?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      She has blessings and armaments from the Greek pantheon, but Diana herself generally isn't divine and is quite mortal.
      I say generally because her backstory is almost as much of a mess as Donna's, which is such a disaster that the answer to any given question about her is "maybe?".

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's kinda weird that she's like a few levels above Cap in Marvel, and Cap isn't really threatened by firearms generally.
        Then again, I guess there's a reason why the Amazons stay hidden, otherwise they would have been conquered by any competent modern army.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I guess there's a reason why the Amazons stay hidden
          """"""""Hidden""""""""

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Can you shoot a god dead?
      Jesus was crucified, does that answer your question?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Jesus was 100% man.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Jesus was 100% man.
          but he was also god turned into man! Also, no man walks on water, burns trees with his mind and revives after 3 days.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He was also 100% God.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Gods vary in power greatly.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Gods vary in power greatly.
          just like Diana every week.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I guess that's an answer, it's just not a satisfying one.
            >hey, can bullets hurt her?
            >"lemme check"
            >*shakes magic 8 ball*
            >"..."
            >*shakes magic 8 ball again*
            >"...yeah"
            >ok cool

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Demigod, dude

        >Jesus was 100% man.
        but he was also god turned into man! Also, no man walks on water, burns trees with his mind and revives after 3 days.

        >no man burns trees with his mind
        Not with that attitude

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He wasn't a demigod, he was more like an avatar, he was god, but wasn't at the same time.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            He was also a ghost

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yes, he is also the holy spirit, but not the holy spirit at the same time. It was his whip wielding superhero alter ego which he used to stop currency converting criminals from profiteering off of the church.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                oy vey

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Demigod, dude
          Literally the most moronic answer you could give

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Not with that attitude
          Bruh.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You rack disciprine!

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            He ain't wrong. You have to believe in yourself more than you believe water is wet, that the sun will rise tomorrow, then you've got to grit your teeth, plant your feet, and EAT THAT HORSE!!

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              And speaking of...anybody know the volume and if possible the issue this gal showed up in? I HAVE it, I just can't find it due to having so many volumes of WW on my pc. I want to say New52, but not sure.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        r/atheism is down the hall and to the left

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why am I an atheist for telling the truth written in the Bible? Literally the Bible says that Jesus was crucified.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ...I thought she was just a suped-up Pinocchio. Made from clay and given life by a God...not his jizz inside a mortal woman (which would be a demi-god), just some energy and wet dirt. She's just a golem.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >just some energy and wet dirt. She's just a golem.
        I think it's more like Adam, also with blessings from a few gods sprinkled in.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          She's litterally just a shitty shlick doll a murderous barren old bulldyke made out of dirt when her biological clock started slugging at her like a coked up mike tyson.

          Divine beings crafted by gods are oft made of finer stuff. She's little more then a golem filled with the pathetic empty ideals of a doomed to death society and some trash a few gods had laying around.

          A toy to keep their island off murderously insane and deluded battle dykes happy.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Isn't she a legitimate god?
      She's a demi-god with her dad being Hades

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh what the hell, someone call Geraldo. Is there a single greek god who hasn't been her daddy at some point?!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Isn't she a legitimate god?
      She's a demi-god with her dad being Hades

      Oh what the hell, someone call Geraldo. Is there a single greek god who hasn't been her daddy at some point?!

      People remember that ep wrong. Hades bragged that he'd helped "sculpt" her and had dated her mom, but it turned out he played no part in breathing life into her. He's not her daddy, he's just her mom's ex.

      Not sure whether the JLU writers hated Diana or Greek mythology more. They did so many things well, but then they handed in "I don't know anything about Greek myths so I wrote Hades as JudeoChristian Satan" as a script.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        They just didn't know what to do with her.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    She's not bulletproof. She can be stabed

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Originally she just jumped really good and was super strong, but more along the lines of Spider-Man tier.

    She power creeped in the 80s until she was about the same as Superman.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wonder Woman is so much more fun to discuss than to actually read her comics. What an absolute mess of a character she is.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I always thought the whole bulletproof wristbands thing looked a bit silly and awkward. Like I don't mind them being tough, but it always looks off when someone's using their wrists to block bullets. There's just no way to make that look good.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Her bracers are like shields, but smaller, which isn't a problem for her.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I just one of those stupid things that exist becase they have existed for ever, they should make it so she use them to recochet the bullets, but what do I now I think that sword and shield wonderwoman is the superior version

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >they should make it so she use them to recochet the bullets
        That seems like something a civilian-protecting hero should be trying to avoid.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Honestly I cringed hard when she was blocking the bullets in the justice league movie to save the schoolkids. That looked awkward.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >they should make it so she use them to recochet the bullets
        That seems like something a civilian-protecting hero should be trying to avoid.

        That's what her bracelets have ALWAYS done: ricochet. She's always been a threat to bystanders when the shooting starts.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I'm a moronic gaygoot hurr durr

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i always liked the animation of her moving her arms around to block them. it's iconic

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I always figured that Wonder Woman wasn't as tough as Superman so even if she won't be grievously wounded by bullets, it still kinda hurts. Like how in early Dragonball, Goku was mostly bulletproof but getting a minigun unloaded on him hurt like a b***h.

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ITT: morons try to make a lame character lamer

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Superheroes should have a weakness. Its what keeps them grounded. Personally I like the stabbing/penetration weakness even more than the bondage weakness.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    zoomers are so braindead that they want Wonder Woman to be both invulnerable and to use a shield

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      she's blocking bullets that wouldn't have hit her anyway

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I think the idea was never to hit her, just giving her the opportunity to block them.

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Durrr wuz dat alwayz cannon
    Who cares? Wonder Woman is just a worst Superman but female.

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wonder Woman was created to be a "trained so hard her human body can do apparently superhuman things" like Shang Chi, Iron Fist, and Cassandra Cain. She blocked bullets becshe had a "normal" human body and bullets would do to her what they did to anyone else.
    It became the most iconic piece of WW imagery.
    Her supporting cast, villains, and gear were all designed for a "trained good" hero.
    In the Silver Age her book was handed of to writer/editor Robert Kanigher who just did not like the character and supposedly kept writing the book through the whole Silver Age because (1) DC needed to keep the book in print for contractual reasons, and (2) he didn't want any of his writers "wasted" on it. In addition to tossing away most of her supporting cast and most of her villains, he changed the character's origin. Apparently not liking the idea that a woman could become super-skilled at Martial arts, he changed the origin to "the Greek gods gave her powers." That take has more or less stuck, to the detriment of the character because this is a character designed for swordfights, throwing her lasso, and blocking bullets, but now she can fight Superman.
    We have it Canon that bullets will pierce her skin, yet punches that can shatter mountains just daze her.
    It's a mess because DC wants to keep her classic weapons, gear, villains and cast, but refuse to go back to the powerset all those things were designed for.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It's a mess because DC wants to keep her classic weapons, gear, villains and cast
      They sure could have fooled us.
      Relevant post, though.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What about the bracers limiting her strength/keeping her from going berserk? Was it under this Silver Age writer?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nah, that was Marston's idea. Something about how "power with restraint and control is good, power without restraint is bad." Not sure if he ever gave an explanation, might've just spelled out the symbolism.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What about the bracers limiting her strength/keeping her from going berserk? Was it under this Silver Age writer?

          see

          >He said it to be against Wertham, as most sensible people should
          and...
          >how could children get a comic book...that was aimed at children
          But
          So you're saying he was against Wertham..which is just common sense, then go on to say WW was not for children and children should not have it....
          WW was sold to children along with a lot of cagey shit.

          [...]
          ""Frankly, Wonder Woman is psychological propaganda for the new type of woman who, I believe, should rule the world"," In a book aimed at little girls and tween girls.

          "[That w]omen are exciting for this one reason — it is the secret of women’s allure — women enjoy submission, being bound [was] the only truly great contribution of my Wonder Woman strip to the moral education of the young. The only hope for peace is to teach people who are full of pep and unbound force to enjoy being bound. …
          Only when the control of self by others is more pleasant than the unbound assertion of self in human relationships can we hope for a stable, peaceful human society. [p. 210, Jones]

          Your rebuttal?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      As someone that only got into Wonder Woman relatively recently, it blows my mind that someone wrote the book for 22 years and the fandom and later writers seem to almost universally go "we don't want to talk about that run, it was The Bad Time."

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Let me tell you about the last 24 years at Marvel and DC...

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Name a writer that wrote a book for 20+ years and when he was done basically nobody (fan or writer) wanted to acknowledge anything he'd done.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            That's fair, I can remember cases of maybe 10 years at a time in one book

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I know someone would bring up Robert Kanigher eventually.

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >most iconic female hero
    >Was created by a man to spread his fetish

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ah, it's one of those threads where the OP asks a simple question, doesn't get a proper "here's your answer AND an explanation for why it's happened that way" post until after a hundred or so posts arguing about Usual Suspect topics.

  34. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The way I understand invulnerability is that it’s like turning your flesh from flesh to wood. You can’t really punch wood as a regular human but you can shoot and cut it.

  35. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    In modern times, blocking the bullets is just a flex.

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