By RazzaTazz 12 Comments
I read some comments recently about how it is a change in the new 52 Wonder Woman that she seems to be a little more antagonistic to her fellow Amazons (and they to her). While I do see that as a new development, an important thing to consider is that Diana and the remainder of the Amazons (including her mother) have never really seen eye-to-eye. In terms of a political definition of outlook, Diana is most definitely a liberal thinker while her sisters are much more conservative. When it comes to pretty much everything which the characters stand for they are in direct opposites. The Amazons regard mankind as mostly corrupted and beyond saving, whereas Diana regards mankind as full of hope. The Amazons consider war the easiest way to settle conflict, while Diana carries an inherent message of peace. It is really a fairly common motif in fiction, that of the child sheltered from the world, who upon venturing out discovers it is not as dangerous a place as once imagined, yet is met with resistance when trying to convey those ideas upon his or her return. So while the new versions may seem more hostile in certain respects, this aspect of Diana has always been one which is fundamental to her nature and those of other heroes.