What Additional Ability Should She Have?

#1 Posted by WWQ3 (33 posts) - - Show Bio

She definitely needs more powers; Power Girl and Supergirl have heat vision and Ice breath, Barda has the powers of her Mega-Rod, Maxima has mind control, etc. Diana just has speed, flight, strength and durability. Maybe she could generate a force field or an energy blast.

#2 Posted by Press Oblivion (1643 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked the Lightning Strike that Gail Simone gave her during her run on the book. She could call down Zeus's bolts when clashing her bracers together.

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

energy powers.

#4 Posted by KnightRise (4749 posts) - - Show Bio

Zeus's lightining. She's a demi-god Olympian/Amazonian hybrid, damnit.

#5 Posted by Wboy (440 posts) - - Show Bio

She's able to take her bracelets off and become"a God" not sure what powers that entails though but I'm betting it's a pretty big speed, strength, and skill boost.

#6 Edited by drgnx (3511 posts) - - Show Bio

She needs more powers because others have more powers???

I don't agree with that logic...but sure powers for everyone...Batman should get a permanent mech-suit while we are at it...And Superman gets mind control since the Martian (and possibly Majestic) eclipse him in powers ... As long as the stories are good I'm okay with anything!

But ... rather than giving her more powers for the sake of a numbers game, why not have her use what she has more creatively like Flash, Green Lanterns, Batman, and Cyborg?

#7 Posted by Bogey (929 posts) - - Show Bio

She's fine as she is.

#8 Edited by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

Being one of the most powerful characters in comics is enough I would think. Her abilities are already powerful -- anything more is over-kill. Besides, you don't want to make her cheesy with some weird power which would be unnecessary considering her immense power-set as it is.

I do like the idea of obtaining certain mythological objects which she can use.

#9 Edited by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis said:

I do like the idea of obtaining certain mythological objects which she can use.

Aphrodite's Garter belt ;) lol :P

#10 Edited by Alak (867 posts) - - Show Bio

I could not disagree more with the OP. She's already an incredibly powerful A-list Justice League member. We're talking about one of the exceedingly rare individuals in the DC Universe who can throw down with Superman without any prep whatsoever. Let's also not forget the fact that New 52 Wonder Woman has no weaknesses that can be easily exposed by her opponents.

#11 Edited by gokuwarrior (4368 posts) - - Show Bio

@alak:

a range attack is something that she should have,being zeus daugther now,lightnings would be great,and new 52 wonder woman hasn't feats to prove she can fight superman ,she hasn't impresive feats,so first we should ask for more impressive feats.

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

@lykopis:

a range attack is something that she should have,being zeus daugther now,lightnings would be great,and new 52 wonder woman hasn't impresive feats,so first we should ask for more impressive feats.

#13 Posted by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis said:

I do like the idea of obtaining certain mythological objects which she can use.

Aphrodite's Garter belt ;) lol :P

Oooh - cool. That would be interesting.

@lykopis:

a range attack is something that she should have,being zeus daugther now,lightnings would be great,and new 52 wonder woman hasn't impresive feats,so first we should ask for more impressive feats.

Azzarello is more focused on story rather than battles showcasing who she can beat -- I would argue Wonder Woman (the New52 one) is very impressive but beating down gods and such doesn't amount to much it seems in the DC world.

#14 Posted by lilben42 (2487 posts) - - Show Bio

She doesn't need more powers but I would give her an internal power. Like she is a lie detector.

#15 Edited by gokuwarrior (4368 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis:

defeating gods means nothing if the gods have no feats to show how powerful they are,she has no impressive feats,and no matter what is arazzello's focus,after 20 issues,he better give her some impresive feats already,he is waritting wonder woman,a god like warrior,not the series of wonder nanny,you know what i mean.

#16 Posted by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio
#17 Posted by Darksider555 (334 posts) - - Show Bio

Oneness With Fire

Empathy

#18 Edited by RDClip (1064 posts) - - Show Bio

OP missed a few powers. She has the lasso of truth that is unbreakable and able to force the truth out of anyone. She also has them fancy magic swords that come out of her bracers. Diana was also trained by the friggen god of war in the ways of combat. She also has the superpower of being able to fight in a halter top without having a "wardrobe malfunction".

#19 Posted by gokuwarrior (4368 posts) - - Show Bio
#20 Posted by SNascimento (436 posts) - - Show Bio

I would not give anything more. Speed, flight, strength and durability is all she needs. And the way she has to project her power is through her skills.

But she shouldn't have any weakness. The only way to bring her down is in a fight.

#21 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

She's already overpowered as is.

It's not about what powers she has compared to the Kryptonians and alike, but about the fact she has no weaknesses.

#22 Edited by Bruxae (9180 posts) - - Show Bio

She has an unbreakable whip for ranged attacks and bracelets for blocking, I see that as extensions of her power. Its enough really.

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

@fadetoblackbolt:

new 52 wonder woman isn't overpowered,she has no impressive feats yet,and as far as we know,she still has her weakness against piercing weapons,she should have divine lightnings,since she is zeus daugther.

#24 Posted by PowerWoman (3253 posts) - - Show Bio

@fadetoblackbolt: I like her overpowered,but,just for now,she isnt have impressive feats,like push the earth or something

i'm hope DC give her some great feats,like moved a HUGE planet

#25 Edited by cloudzackvincent (1022 posts) - - Show Bio

@fadetoblackbolt:

new 52 wonder woman isn't overpowered,she has no impressive feats yet,and as far as we know,she still has her weakness against piercing weapons,she should have divine lightnings,since she is zeus daugther.

Hercules is Zeus' son but he could never summon divine lightning, neither could Perseus or the numerous other children of Zeus. Going by this logic Ares, Athena, Apollo, Hermes, Persephone, Dionysus, Helen of Troy, King Minos, the three muses, the three graces.. each and everyone of them should be able to summon divine lightning.

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

@cloudzackvincent:

it's different with wonder woman,she had her own lightning before new 52,so she should have it now that she is zeus daugther.

#27 Edited by cloudzackvincent (1022 posts) - - Show Bio

@gokuwarrior: yes it is true that she had her lightning during .. umm .. i think it was simone's run... and i remember 2 instances of her using it. however i think as many people who r not very familiar with the character already relate her too much with thor, giving her the ability to summon lightning would not be such a great idea.

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

@cloudzackvincent:

she used her lightnings more than twice,other people relate her with storm,since she is the only recognizable female for the general audience they compare her with a lot of characters even when she has nothing in common with them,she should have energy attacks,if not lightnings,then other kind of energy attacks.

#29 Edited by jointron33 (1902 posts) - - Show Bio

Talk to animals

#30 Edited by Dernman (13954 posts) - - Show Bio

She doesn't need or should have anymore power.

#31 Edited by SCORPIO_CASSADINE (646 posts) - - Show Bio

@jointron33 said:

Talk to animals

Exactly! I've always liked her "Unity with Beasts" power and it hasn't been seen in the New 52. That's missing, along with the tiara throwing that's always been her long range attack. I think Wonder Woman should be vulnerable to piercing weapons, but able to cross her bracelets and make the Aegis Effect that's ostensibly an energy shield. I liked her oneness with fire too, as well as the lasso's Hestia's Fire of Protection.

#32 Edited by dmessmer (356 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree with those who think she already has plenty of power. And I'm shocked that only @rdclip mentioned the lasso! Being able to force others to tell the truth, as well as her other powers, all make sense within the context of her character, which is what's most important. Along those lines, she also has the "powers" of wisdom, beauty, and love. Those are the kinds of things that make for good stories and that make the character iconic rather than just setting her up for the occasional splash page. Adding more powers just to add them would be a huge mistake.

#33 Posted by Superdork (917 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked the Lightning Strike that Gail Simone gave her during her run on the book. She could call down Zeus's bolts when clashing her bracers together.

This would be awesome since she's the daughter of Zeus.

#34 Posted by Black_Claw (2809 posts) - - Show Bio

@press_oblivion said:

I liked the Lightning Strike that Gail Simone gave her during her run on the book. She could call down Zeus's bolts when clashing her bracers together.

This would be awesome since she's the daughter of Zeus.

Same here.

#35 Posted by cloudzackvincent (1022 posts) - - Show Bio

@cloudzackvincent:

she used her lightnings more than twice,other people relate her with storm,since she is the only recognizable female for the general audience they compare her with a lot of characters even when she has nothing in common with them,she should have energy attacks,if not lightnings,then other kind of energy attacks.

could u reference the other instances when she has used it? I remember her using it only twice, once against Pele and once while under the sea if i remember correctly.

#36 Posted by The Stegman (20702 posts) - - Show Bio

Zeus's lightining. She's a demi-god Olympian/Amazonian hybrid, damnit.

This, she definitely needs more long range attacks, and since she is a daughter of Zeus, I'd love her to have lightning powers.

#37 Edited by dmessmer (356 posts) - - Show Bio

Why does she need extra powers in the first place? I'm still not clear on that starting point.

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

@cloudzackvincent:

one of the times where the one that we see at the top of this page,other one was against a monster,other one wa against an android who had super speed,and those are the 3 times i remember so far.

#39 Edited by KnightRise (4749 posts) - - Show Bio

@knightrise said:

Zeus's lightining. She's a demi-god Olympian/Amazonian hybrid, damnit.

This, she definitely needs more long range attacks, and since she is a daughter of Zeus, I'd love her to have lightning powers.

Could you imagine her fighting Supes in a Hush round two and beam battling his heat vision with her lighting?

#40 Posted by cloudzackvincent (1022 posts) - - Show Bio

@cloudzackvincent:

one of the times where the one that we see at the top of this page,other one was against a monster,other one wa against an android who had super speed,and those are the 3 times i remember so far.

so... there's not a big difference between twice and thrice

#41 Posted by queenfrost_ (2499 posts) - - Show Bio

Actually I kinda like how she has no 'attack' powers. It makes her rely more on the warrior/fighting skills she has and subsequently results in Wonder Woman being an even more deadlier foe than Superman...

#42 Posted by queenfrost_ (2499 posts) - - Show Bio

@dmessmer said:

I agree with those who think she already has plenty of power. And I'm shocked that only @rdclip mentioned the lasso! Being able to force others to tell the truth, as well as her other powers, all make sense within the context of her character, which is what's most important. Along those lines, she also has the "powers" of wisdom, beauty, and love. Those are the kinds of things that make for good stories and that make the character iconic rather than just setting her up for the occasional splash page. Adding more powers just to add them would be a huge mistake.

This ^

Part of what makes Wonder Woman so great is that in some way or another, all women can relate to her. If she shows up suddenly shooting lightning from her hands or creating force fields, women will find it more difficult to relate. Diana's true powers lie in her wisdom and ability to defy her opponents without relying on anything other than the gifts the gods have given her.

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