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Comic Vine Battle of the Week: Wonder Woman vs. Sinestro

The Amazon Princess takes on the legendary ring slinger!

You're in for a real treat this week. This feature tends to focus on street level characters, but our latest edition has two immensely powerful characters facing-off. Thaal Sinestro or Diana Prince? That's what you're tasked with answering this week and you have until this Friday to choose! If you already consider yourself knowledgeable on both characters, feel free to dive into the debate and kick things off with an elaborate post (link is below). However, if you only know the bare basics of these two, you have until this Friday morning (ET) to research these characters and cast your vote.

Comic Vine Battle of the Week Rules

  • Combatants are in character.
  • This is a random encounter.
  • They're fighting in a generic downtown city setting. It's unpopulated, at night and all standard city lights remain on. They start roughly 20 feet apart and visible. There's a fair amount of cover between them (parked vehicles, bus stops and such). The entire city region is on limits.
  • All characters have standard gear.
  • Incapacitation, knockout or death all count as elimination.
  • Seeing as New 52 Wonder Woman doesn't have a wealthy amount of feats, this is pre-Flashpoint Wonder Woman.
  • And yes, this is pre-Parallax Sinestro.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE!!!

Viners, you have the week to research, debate and vote! This means there's no reason to vote right away if you don't have all of the info you need to make an educated decision. Check the homepage Friday for an updated article with the following:

  • My extended thoughts on the match.
  • A Viner Argument in favor of the poll's winner (can't include scans and must be in the poll thread).
  • Extra thoughts from other Comic Vine staffers.
  • If we're lucky, blurbs from industry talent.

Feel free to make future match suggestions in the comments below or via Gregg's Twitter page.

46 Comments
Posted by judasnixon

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Posted by Mr_Winchester

Well I feel silly for jumping to conclusions now...

Posted by wolvieownsgalactus16

If this is current New 52 Sinestro, fused with parallax, then even wonderwoman, plus her vague-inconsistent power upgrade, is dramatically outmatched. Current Sinestro-parallax feats involve massacring the entire Guardians! Wonderwoman managed to beat some featless goddess with her upgrade and knockout a kryptonite posioned supes. Without parallax, sinestro is still a strategic genius, FTL and permantly bloodlusted.

With parallax; sinestro 10/10, without 7/10. With parallax and white lantern powers; wolverine still wins!

Posted by DEGRAAF

lol i actually think you made it harder by making it Pre-Flash Point and Pre Parallax.

So is this before the Parallax entity ever existed?

Posted by hart7668

By "Pre-Parallax" how "pre" are we talking about here? Green ring or Yellow ring? I presume yellow, but the picture here is a GL Sinestro.

Posted by dondave

@hart7668 said:

By "Pre-Parallax" how "pre" are we talking about here? Green ring or Yellow ring? I presume yellow, but the picture here is a GL Sinestro.

Maybe he can use feats including when he was a Sinestro and Green Lantern

Posted by Master_Thief
Posted by BumBurger

Is it Fear power ring sinestro or Will power ring sinestro im kinda confused lol Sinestro has proved to be strategic and powerful with both

Posted by TheManInTheShoe

Hmmm... Once again it's two characters I have little understanding of.

But from what I've seen, I think that Wonder Woman can destroy the constructs (I think so at least). Plus, WW seems pretty fearless.

Posted by evilvegeta74

Sinestro I guess,the dude is ruthless.

Posted by Super_Phil

As much as I like Sinestro I don't think that he could defeat Wonder Woman in a fight

Edited by hulk_post_absolute_power

Easily sinestro sorry wonder women is only as strong as the feminist movement pussing for her to be stronger

Posted by Mrgreenlantern

Easily sinestro sorry wonder women is only as strong as the feminist movement pussing for her to be stronger

agree Sinestro takes this sorry WW fans Sinestro is one hell of a tough opponent to take down

Posted by hamlet33

Is Sinestro Green Lantern, or Yellow?

Posted by Zeeguy91

@degraaf said:

lol i actually think you made it harder by making it Pre-Flash Point and Pre Parallax.

So is this before the Parallax entity ever existed?

No, at the end of Green Lantern #20, Sinestro merged with the Parallax entity. He's saying this takes place before the merger.

Posted by SlickyMike88

Can't Sinestro just catch her with his ring and throw her outer space ? I choose SInestro then:P

Posted by laabitres

wonder woman

Posted by EmperorJosh

Can't Sinestro just catch her with his ring and throw her outer space ? I choose Sinestro then:P

This... that beats damn near anything WW can do..

Posted by jwalser3

Well I feel silly for jumping to conclusions now...

Edited by ClawFist

You know, if this was New 52 Wonder Woman I would say her, not she isn't as strong as they come, but when New 52 Wonder Woman takes off her bracelets she gets one heck of a power boost, a boost of godly proportions. Pre 52 WW doesn't have that, and I feel like Sinestro has an advantage over her with his long distance game. I have to give it to Sinestro.

Posted by KingSolomon

I think Wonder Woman has this, her bracelets can block the beam attacks from Sinestro and if this is pre 52... she may just break his neck or cut him up with a magical blade of some sort...

Posted by NeonPheonix

Sinestro is at little below Hal Jordan power wise and with the right moves Sinestro could beat WW

Posted by JwwProd

I'm thinking Wonder Woman.

Edited by spacemanspiff85

Sinestro wouldn't have any problem using lethal force right off the bat, probably. WW's killed before, but I think she'd try and incapacitate Sinestro first, which would give him plenty of opportunity. All he'd have to do is cut off her air supply like he did with Hector Hammond. As far as her breaking his constructs, he has a crazy amount of focus and control over them, like when he rebuilt an entire bridge, so I think he'd be able to overwhelm her with them.

Posted by LordRequiem

Interesting battle indeed.

Posted by SPM1M

As much as i like sinestro over diana since this is pre 52 ww i believe she can take this

Edited by Peerless1

Wonder Woman is a Warrior and an excellent strategist. Sinestro is cunning and cutthroat and excellent at wielding the "power yellow."

Wonder is has faster reflexes than he does, immensely stronger and more agile. She has an incredible will herself and deft and adroit understanding of how to take out her opponents. Her bracelets can deflect Sinestro's light. And it would be very interesting to see what her lasso would do to him.

Sinestro's constructs would be a major problem to deal with as he is not only imaginative but more skilled than most in wielding the power of the rings (yellow or green).

I still say Diana's warrior training is far to underrated and she is a heavy, heavy with skill enough to subdue and if necessary kill many an opponent. She can figure out a way to go up against the Cheetah but she has battled gods and won. Give the lady, I mean warrior her due. Wonder Woman takes this one in a hard fought KO.

Edited by Twoface777

This fight is like when ever somebody fights against a Dragon Ball Z character, or Superman, Sinestro is pretty much limitless to what he can create. I mean Wonder Woman is pretty limited to her sword, whip and wrist-bands (and maybe more weapons considering i don't know a ton about Wonder Woman), but Sinestro can pretty much make anything (to some limits.) And sure he can run out of power but in the time it would take him to do that he could trap Wonder Women and make a gun to shoot her in the head! Or hang her! Or stab her! Or anything else! I think its an easy win for Sinestro as long as he's feeling creative.

Edited by sagejonathan

I feel like people forget that constructs can be broken -_- I love Sinestro (my favorite villain) but I think WW has the strength to crush him after closing the distance or exhausting his ring.

Edited by spiderbuck

If this is current New 52 Sinestro, fused with parallax, then even wonderwoman, plus her vague-inconsistent power upgrade, is dramatically outmatched. Current Sinestro-parallax feats involve massacring the entire Guardians! Wonderwoman managed to beat some featless goddess with her upgrade and knockout a kryptonite posioned supes. Without parallax, sinestro is still a strategic genius, FTL and permantly bloodlusted.

With parallax; sinestro 10/10, without 7/10. With parallax and white lantern powers; wolverine still wins!

Posted by FrankenKong

Wonder Woman dosen't fear much so I say she wont have too much trouble taking on Sinestro.

Posted by Back_stabbath95

Even if wonder woman can destroy his constructs it's not to say he won't overwhelm her, plus if he's bloodlusted what's to stop him from wanting to just blast her into oblivion. I say sinestro.

Posted by PeppeyHare

Wonder Woman takes this

Posted by TheFirstLantern

@clawfist said:

You know, if this was New 52 Wonder Woman I would say her, not she isn't as strong as they come, but when New 52 Wonder Woman takes off her bracelets she gets one heck of a power boost, a boost of godly proportions. Pre 52 WW doesn't have that, and I feel like Sinestro has an advantage over her with his long distance game. I have to give it to Sinestro.

I agree.

Edited by Pokeysteve

Sinestro is his last name!?!?! I've been reading comics for 6 years!!! O_O

Posted by dondave

Sinestro is his last name!?!?! I've been reading comics for 6 years!!! O_O

It's like Zod

Edited by Pokeysteve

@dondave said:

@pokeysteve said:

Sinestro is his last name!?!?! I've been reading comics for 6 years!!! O_O

It's like Zod

....His first name isn't General? I never thought about Zod. I always thought Sinestro was a Madonna, Sting, and Bono fan.

Edited by dondave

@dondave said:

@pokeysteve said:

Sinestro is his last name!?!?! I've been reading comics for 6 years!!! O_O

It's like Zod

....His first name isn't General? I never thought about Zod. I always thought Sinestro was a Madonna, Sting, and Bono fan.

His name is Dru

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Wonder Woman.

Posted by Pokeysteve

@dondave: You know what's really sad.......I just read his villains month issue like 3 frickin days ago.

Posted by Perfect 10

singing the 70s tv show theme "wonder woman" forget batman, wondy always wins, she is just awesome

Posted by SuperBoyPrimeMa

I think Wonder Woman would win the battle. She is strong enough to break through Sinestro's yellow constructs and deflect Sinestro's yellow energy beams.

Posted by GLforHIRE

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You have to say Sinestro here.

Their equal in majority of the main area but he has her in the key ones.

Versalility

Sinestro is wayyyyy more versatile that her. He can keep the fight at a distance and hes also no slouch in hand to hand up close. WW is a overall better but with his shields and constructs he could go toe to toe for at least a little.

Strategy

Lets be honest, for a warrior, WW is pretty much a brute. Get angry, rush in, punch stuff, rinse and repeat. Sinestro on the other hand prides himself on being one step ahead. I could easily see him playing on WW's pride causing her to make a mistake she usually wouldn't make and then take her down. We've seen many times WW acting off spur of the moment emotion where as sinestro plots and preps.

So while WW is a more known character and ranked higher up I think overall shes pretty limited in this fight. She has the strength to break the majority of constructs, and that would be enough if she was going against a average lantern but Sinestro wouldn't just trade blow, he'd get in her head, keep it at a distance and wait for the slip up...then rub it all in her face after.

Posted by Shazam78

20 feet apart you've already given Sinestro the advantage. As much as I love Wonder Woman yeah I gotta go with Sinestro. He is hands down one of the greatest ring bearer in the DC. WW isn't the best at long range combat Sinestro wouldn't let her close enough to nail him.

Posted by WaveMotionCannon

@neonpheonix: Sinestro is above Hal in skill and power. He was still teaching Hal things about the ring before getting his yellow ring back.