I'm not that familiar with ultimate Caps hand to hand prowess.
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I don't know who wins but the Supernatural vamps definitely don't. The Buffy/Angel vamps could take them no problem.
1. That was how her original concept worked. The Amazons ALL had abilities to rival Diana's. Their training was as much mental as it was physical. They each became the best that they could become. Diana was simply the greatest of them. She grew up in a society that encouraged and cheered her power. Clark was repressed and hidden ... "World of cardboard" and all that ... Nearly the opposite of Diana in fact.
2. She was not "stuck" on the island in any version of the character. We never see some forelorn Diana wishing she could escape some harsh police state. Her mother wished to protect her certainly, but ultimately Diana EARNED the right to leave the island and was allowed to do so because she proved she was the most capable woman for the job. Clark was raised to have values, but he was always encouraged to hide behind his mask where Diana was raised to excell and compete to be the obvious best at everything.
She couldn't be more different than SM IMO ... Her entire background is about pushing her boundaries and becoming more, yet the paradox to this is she is all about restraint at the same time. Her history is all about her family and how it grows as more women join the Amazons. Clark has always been unique ... A stranger in a strange land sort of character. Diana was never similar to that until Perez reinvented her after COIE. Azzarello has taken some aspects of both eras and created something interesting, if not unique.
It was dumb. Literally anyone could have gotten powers with enough focus and work.
She wasn't stuck in a prison sense but her mother was the queen and no one was allowed to leave. To me, that's stuck. Clark had a family and friends to protect. Diana's friends and family could protect themselves. I was talking more about their origins anyhow.
Her entire background is about pushing her boundaries and becoming more, yet the paradox to this is she is all about restraint at the same time.
If you take this same sentence and swap the pronouns:
His entire background is about pushing his boundaries and becoming more, yet the paradox to this is he is all about restraint at the same time.
They are way more similar than you realize.
As I said earlier, the Demi-God origin isn't really any better than clay-baby to me, it's all about the other elements IMO.
I can get on board with that I think.
Introduced, sure, but an all powerful being be able to undo anything thing created.
That is the key word. The story of creation like most stories in The Bible has a boat load of contradictions and illogical nonsense. Lol.
I would make her role exact. Have her created with blessings from the gods. Other stuff could be tweaked and added and whatever.
I've never loved the whole blessings thing. Two major reasons
1. She didn't have to earn anything ... her original power source was Amazon training, she trained her whole life to become the very pinnacle of her society and this origin always resonated well with me for that reason, she worked hard and earned her abilities.
2. The blessings always made me feel like she was obligated to become the hero. I feel like she had less free will when her powers were at the whim of others. Not just that there was potential for the Olympians to remove the powers, but that there was a sense of obligation to do something with these powers that were given to her. Amazon training and inborn demi-goddess powers give me the sense that Diana herself made the decision to use her power to do good.
I disagree on both points.
1. She had to grow up with them in the same way Clark did just in a different setting. The biggest problem with "learning her abilities" is that it implied that anyone could do it. I believe other characters did too.
2. Comparing her again to Clark who was raised to use his abilities to help everyone he could, Diana was stuck on an island and forbidden to leave. She was the only one out of all the Amazons to want to leave and help where she could. It's as selfless as it gets. She was never really at the whim of others. She's been at odds with Ares, Zeus, Athena, and the Titans and none of them took powers away. You're describing Superman more than Wonder Woman. The demi goddess thing is overdone and unoriginal. To each his own though.