Two of Wonder Woman’s more iconic villains, Cheetah and the Silver Swan have been motivated either partially or completely through their character history’s by jealousy over Wonder Woman’s fame and beauty. In my opinion this is a blatant example of how the character is perceived and created by mostly male writers, and how Wonder Woman is often poorly written. Would it be well received if the Joker one day admitted he has been killing people all those years because he is secretly jealous of Batman’s pecs or Nightwing’s abs and that he never really meant to hurt anyone? Or that Luthor finally admitted his great rivalry with Superman was due to the fact that Kal-El has a full head of hair and he has none? All comic book characters are overwhelmingly attractive unless they are specifically meant not to be, yet it is unique among Wonder Woman’s enemies that they are motivated in whole or in part by their jealousy over her beauty. As many other cases of female characters being written poorly I think this is a case of a poor understanding of what women think about. Sure there were a couple of times in my high school where a couple of girls got in a fight because they were jealous of one another, but 99.9% of girls would never conceive of a prettier girl being a direct threat in such a way, at least no more so than an attractive guy would do the same. Vanity isn’t a good motivation in real life, so why should it be in comics?