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The mythological titan Cronus swallowed almost all of his children, including previously unknown gods named Titan, Oblivion, Disdain, Arch, Slaughter, and Harrier. He did this out of fear that his children would one day rise up against him and dethrone him. Centuries after Zeus successfully accomplished this feat, Cronus released the remaining children who did not escape his bowels. These unknown gods became his new pantheon, which he used to destroy various gods on his new ascension to power. One obstacle Cronus came to know was the champion of Olympus: Wonder Woman. In order to defeat the Amazon, Cronus devised a plan to create a dark mirror image of Wonder Woman whom he could call as a champion of his own.
Similar to Diana, Cronus formed the image of a child out of Themyscirian clay. He breathed life into it and called her Deva. He then had his dark children each bless the new creation with evil gifts. Thus Devastation possessed each of Wonder Woman's abilities, but with a dark twist to them.
During her initial battle with Wonder Woman, Deva discovered that Diana would be a difficult opponent as they seemed evenly matched. Instead Devastation decided to focus her attention on Diana's newest protege Cassie Sandsmark. Entering her mind, Deva convinced Cassie that Diana was actually Devastation. Diana watched in horror as her close friend attacked her repeatedly as Devastation watched happily from the sidelines. Eventually her illusion was revealed and Devastation was given information that proved to be a potentially brutal blow to her. Diana had used the time traveling powers of Themyscira to travel back to just before Deva's creation and placed several drops of her own blood on the clay that would be used to create Devastation. Thus Deva and Diana share the same genetic make-up which includes partial DNA. Diana explains to Deva that this means she has just as much chance to live her life positively as Diana has. That whatever choice Devastation makes in life is solely up to her. Devastation then left the battle repulsed by Diana's revelation.
Wishing further revenge against both Diana and Cassandra, Deva later gave some of her blood to Doctor Poison to create biological monsters to battle Diana and also formed a temporary team of youthful villains to battle Cassie and her team of friends Young Justice.
Powers and Abilities
Since Devastation 's Powers are like that of Wonder Woman's and she can fight and match her powers. Devastation was to blessed by Gods and they gave her power for Evil.
- Superhuman Strength: Titan gave strength and the gift to create earthquakes: Sufficient to fight in hand to hand even with the likes of Wonder Woman. Devastation possesses strength as great as Wonder Woman's, this putting him in the same category as Bizarro and Black Adam. she has the ability to lifted far in excess of 100 tons.
- Superhuman Durability: Devastation possesses a high resistance to damage and magical attacks. Like Wonder Woman Devastation is extremely resistant to blunt force attacks since she was created to kill her. Devastation is somewhat vulnerable to piercing weapons like Wonder Woman.
- Flight: Harrier gave the gift of flight: Devastation is capable of unassisted flight through magical means.
- Superhuman Reflexes: Harrier gave the gift of speed: Devastation was easily able to keep up with Wonder Woman battle and she possesses reflex abilities similar to speedsters, such as the Flash. Devastation would fall under the same reflex level as Wonder Woman.
- Superhuman Speed: Harrier gave the gift of speed: Since Devastation has superhuman-reflexes and is able to go toe-to-toe in battle with Wonder Woman, Devastations' speed should be on the same level as Wonder Woman's noted that she was created to kill her.
- Superhuman Agility: Devastation's agility is far beyond that of even an olympic level athlete.
- Superhuman Stamina: Devastation can last a great deal of time in any fight.
- Kill Anything: Slaughter gave the precision of the killer and the knowledge of the way to immediately kill any living thing.
- Superhuman Senses: All five of Devastation senses can be used at an superhuman degree.
- Cunning Strategist: Arch gave the gift of a cunning strategist's mind that flows like quicksilver.
- Enter One's Memory: Oblivion gave the gift to enter one's memory and shape it to her will.
- Revert Appearance: Devastation also has the original ability to revert her appearance from that of a child to a grown adult woman.
- Martial Combat: Devastation can fight armed and unarmed and is capable of going Toe-to-Toe with Wonder Woman.
- Devastation was able to use the powers of the Lasso of Truth against Diana, discovering her strengths and weaknesses.
Young Justice (TV Series)
Devastation's animated debut is in the "Young Justice: episode "Terrors". Devastation is an inmate in the women's wing of Belle Reve. She also appeared in the second seasons episode "Beneath". She works now for Queen Bee and alongside to Mammoth, Shimmer, Icicle Jr. and Psimon.