Has Wonder Woman ever lost a fight?

#1 Posted by Jade1977 (608 posts) - - Show Bio

I mean, really gotten the crap beaten out of her? it seems to me that the writers always make her out to be perfect and infallible. Just once I'd like to see her lose.

#2 Posted by TheSwordsman (1954 posts) - - Show Bio
#3 Posted by ImmortalOne (3504 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jade1977 said:

I mean, really gotten the crap beaten out of her? it seems to me that the writers always make her out to be perfect and infallible. Just once I'd like to see her lose.

You really hate Wonder Woman don't you?

#4 Posted by Onemoreposter (4075 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jade1977: Plenty, in fact most Wonder Woman titles focus on her failing hard, then coming back at the last minute with some miraculous win. Truth is, that's how a lot of storylines go for many superpowered characters, but it's in particularly obvious in most WW titles. I'd say, if your interested in WW, you should spend a a little more time getting into the material.

#5 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm waiting for the Storm v WW scan those hardcore storm fanatics always bring up.

#6 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

@ssejllenrad said:

I'm waiting for the Storm v WW scan those hardcore storm fanatics always bring up.

Sacrilege sir, sacrilege! IMHO at least...

#7 Posted by cloudzackvincent (1028 posts) - - Show Bio
#8 Posted by TAneT62 (1071 posts) - - Show Bio

@cloudzackvincent said:

I hate this fight.

#9 Posted by TAneT62 (1071 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheSwordsman said:

That's non canon "/

#10 Posted by FrankenKong (234 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheSwordsman: Where is that from?

#11 Posted by TheSwordsman (1954 posts) - - Show Bio

@TAneT62 said:

@TheSwordsman said:

That's non canon "/

Yeah umm. this isn't a battle....the OP asked for instances where WW got beaten up. Canon or no, this is still one of those several instances,.../

#12 Posted by TheSwordsman (1954 posts) - - Show Bio

@FrankenKong said:

@TheSwordsman: Where is that from?

Got it from an internet google to be honest, bro.

#13 Posted by TAneT62 (1071 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheSwordsman: So it doesn't count.

#14 Posted by TheSwordsman (1954 posts) - - Show Bio

@TAneT62 said:

@TheSwordsman: So it doesn't count.

Wrong. It actually counts where this thread is concerned. It is an instance, in a comic book, where she got beat up. The OP did not state whether it had to be canon or not. They just wanted to see her lose. Mission accomplished. My job here is done.

#15 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

@TAneT62: OP never asked for canon. C'mon now. You're coming off as someone who just doesn't want to see you fave superhero get beaten.

#16 Posted by TERMINATOR1000 (1203 posts) - - Show Bio
#17 Posted by Skyfire (752 posts) - - Show Bio

Isn't the Bizarro pic fan art?

#18 Posted by TheBigRedCheese (372 posts) - - Show Bio

@Skyfire: I believe it is, nice piece of work.

#19 Posted by TheSwordsman (1954 posts) - - Show Bio

@Skyfire said:

Isn't the Bizarro pic fan art?

Now that is entirely possible. I am really not sure. If it is fan art then it definitely does not count. If it is simply non-canon it still does.

#20 Posted by kingdomenic (159 posts) - - Show Bio

Probably not, but we can keep waiting for her first wardrobe malfunction. If you know what I mean. Huh? Huh? Cause you know? I just want to make sure you get it. You got it right?

. . . cuz boobs.

#21 Edited by Manwhohaseverything (1991 posts) - - Show Bio



Okay..I don't know why these didn't scan in order, but the middle one, the bottom one, then the top one is how they should be ordered. Batman, Robin and WW go to Superman's Fortress of Solitude, where Mongul has put Superman in a dream-like trance, thanks to the "black mercy plant" After WW pops him in the jaw (not shown) Mongul tosses her through the wall, and unknown to him, right into Superman's "Hall of Weapons", but even with Kryptonian science at her disposal, WW ain't doing jack to Mongul. Had Batman not gotten the black mercy off of Superman to snap him back to reality, the feel is Mongul would've actually killed Wonder Woman.  As you can see on the top scan, she's totally unconscious after going toe-to-toe with Mongul for a few rounds, and Mongul has minimal damage.
#22 Posted by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

obviously she has. You're not really a superhero in the Big Two unless you get your butt handed to you once in a while

#23 Posted by TAneT62 (1071 posts) - - Show Bio

@ssejllenrad: And? It's non-canon, a feat like that does not count on most occasions, especially on a thread like this. So if your going to use those as your dictation to her beatings, then go ahead, just keep in mind that it is non-canon.

#24 Posted by WDW (1514 posts) - - Show Bio

Generally Wonder Woman does not lose direct fair melee based fights. That's her whole claim to fame. She is capable of beating stronger opponents because of her fighting ability. She finds a way to win through any means using her opponents weakness whether psychological or physical.

That being said she loses when

  • she seriously misreads her opponents (Braniac in Doomsdays body defeated her for example devastation vs wonder woman ETC)
  • Fighting an opponent who is not melee based (Wonder Woman vs Hades and WW vs Circe)
  • is physically unable to cause harm to her opponent. see WW #11
  • Is not wearing her full uniform especially the bracers

Basically if she can hurt her opponent in anyway she is going most likely going to beat them. A lot of times she gets pretty roughed up when she beats tough opponents but she does win.

#25 Posted by x_29 (2274 posts) - - Show Bio

She recently lost against Apollo

#26 Posted by gokuwarrior (4368 posts) - - Show Bio

@WDW: wonder woman doesn't need her armor to use her powers,she can use them at will,but most of the time she wears the bracelets,even with normal clothes.

she can be beaten and has been beaten,but come on,wonder woman can beat opponents that have magical or energy attacks like hades or circe,she has beaten circe a lot,ares,powergirl,mercury etc,i think it's more likely for her to lose when her opponent is way more powerful than her,that's the case for most of the fights that a character loses,not just her,it's the same for all the characters,generaly,most of the time that we see them beaten,it's because the opponent is more powerful than them.

#27 Edited by WDW (1514 posts) - - Show Bio

@gokuwarrior said:

@WDW: wonder woman doesn't need her armor to use her powers,she can use them at will,but most of the time she wears the bracelets,even with normal clothes.

she can be beaten and has been beaten,but come on,wonder woman can beat opponents that have magical or energy attacks like hades or circe,she has beaten circe a lot,ares,powergirl,mercury etc,i think it's more likely for her to lose when her opponent is way more powerful than her,that's the case for most of the fights that a character loses,not just her,it's the same for all the characters,generaly,most of the time that we see them beaten,it's because the opponent is more powerful than them.

Yes Wonder Woman can be beaten of course. There are thousands of ways she can be beaten. My point is she is not going to be beaten in a straight up melee fight. Batman has been beaten in a straight up melee fight by beings of similar strength, Superman had been beaten in a straight up melee fight by beings of similar strength) but Wonder Woman has not which makes complete sense for her character since she is designed specific to win melee specific battles.

for example:

Superman is design specific to be the strongest. He will always win when strength is the determining factor

Batman is the smartest detective. He will always win when outsmarting someone is the way to win.

Wonder Woman is the greatest Warrior she will not be out fought. She does not lose melee only battles (if she is strong enough to cause injury to her opponent)

That is why writers are forced to make her strength way lower in order for beings like mongol and Bizarre to beat her in the above non canon posts.

Bottom line is nobody is really going to simply outfight Wonder Woman

#28 Posted by gokuwarrior (4368 posts) - - Show Bio

@WDW: i understand your point,i just wanted to say that she can deal with opponents with energy attacks and all that,she has beaten a lot of opponents that have super strength,super speed,durability,and energy attacks,that's what i wanted to clarify.

#29 Edited by Shotgun (900 posts) - - Show Bio

@OmegaRed86: TMI.

#30 Posted by OmegaRed86 (505 posts) - - Show Bio

@Shotgun said:

@OmegaRed86: TMI.

Understood.

#31 Posted by Onemoreposter (4075 posts) - - Show Bio

@Skyfire said:

Isn't the Bizarro pic fan art?

Bizarro did the same thing in actual text in Trinity ( the mini by Wagner, not the maxi from a year or two ago)

#32 Edited by TheSwordsman (1954 posts) - - Show Bio

@OmegaRed86 said:

@TheSwordsman said:


That is the most repulsive, disgusting, post I have ever read. Get help.

#33 Posted by WDW (1514 posts) - - Show Bio

@gokuwarrior said:

@WDW: i understand your point,i just wanted to say that she can deal with opponents with energy attacks and all that,she has beaten a lot of opponents that have super strength,super speed,durability,and energy attacks,that's what i wanted to clarify.

Gotcha :)

#34 Posted by OmegaRed86 (505 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheSwordsman said:

@OmegaRed86 said:

@TheSwordsman said:

That is the most repulsive, disgusting, post I have ever read. Get help.

Really? There's worse out there, but ok.

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