What happened to the child of clay?

#1 Posted by herrweis (435 posts) - - Show Bio

With the revalation of Zeus being her father it sparked a thought.Is Wonder Woman blessed bye her gods or is her power all from her heritage.If her gods granted power and life to clay baby where is that baby?Obviously none of the gods knew Hippolyta was pregnant ,let alone by Zeus.The gods(from what I gather) believe they brought a baby to life so...

Am I the only 1 thinkin about this?

#2 Posted by RazzaTazz (9676 posts) - - Show Bio
@herrweis: I think this is one of the persisting unanswered questions of the new storyline.  If she is not made of clay, then is there some reason that Hera killed all the Amazons by turning them into stone?  
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#3 Posted by Krissyjump (104 posts) - - Show Bio

I always thought that the Child of Clay was a cover up to hide the fact that Diana was Zeus' child.

#4 Posted by divingfalcon713 (283 posts) - - Show Bio

@RazzaTazz: I was wondering about that too. Maybe it'll be somewhat like the reverse of Diana's origin. This time she'll be the one to plead to the gods to give life back to her mother who's been turned to stone.

#5 Posted by RazzaTazz (9676 posts) - - Show Bio
@divingfalcon713: Could be yes, I mean as far as the reader knows there is not even that much confirmation that Zeus is actually her father.  It could be another one of Hippolyta's lies
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#6 Posted by herrweis (435 posts) - - Show Bio

@Krissyjump: It kind of wasn't made clear.Hermes was telling Zola the story in issue 2 which is what led me to believe that the gods thought they brought a clay child to life.

#7 Edited by Press Oblivion (1643 posts) - - Show Bio

@RazzaTazz said:

@herrweis: I think this is one of the persisting unanswered questions of the new storyline. If she is not made of clay, then is there some reason that Hera killed all the Amazons by turning them into stone?

I believe that Hippolyta is, ironically, turned to clay and the rest of the Amazons have been turned into snakes. Hera turned the Amazons because they were going to attack her if she assaulted Hippolyta. It's treachery, punishable by . . . snake-y-ness. I would have chosen death but I think it's safe to say that Hera has a flare for the dramatic.

As for the the lore of the clay child, I just chock it up to a lie that the Hierarchy of the Amazons perpetuated to keep Diana safe from the wrath of Hera. She is not blessed by the Gods this go around and I don't really think that they knew or cared about Hippolyta's deceit. The real question for me is how did Strife know that Diana was a child of Zeus? Strife is the one that outed Hippolyta's lie.

@RazzaTazz said:

as far as the reader knows there is not even that much confirmation that Zeus is actually her father.

This is a great point! It's anyone's game here.

#8 Posted by COBRAMORPH (1565 posts) - - Show Bio

Its kinda obvious that Hippolyta would lie if Zeus is WW's father, because of how Hera reacts to whenever Zeus gets around.

However, isnt there two clay children in the WW clay origin? Maybe the other one still exists.

#9 Posted by RazzaTazz (9676 posts) - - Show Bio
@Press Oblivion: If it had to be like this, I was always more inclined to Hades as he was insinuated to be Diana's father in Justice League Unlimited
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#10 Edited by Press Oblivion (1643 posts) - - Show Bio

Would you consider . . . . War? That issue 0 becomes a little more interesting if he chooses to pas on his charge to his own daughter? It's the first thing that came to my mind when you questioned Zeus's paternity.

@COBRAMORPH said:

However, isnt there two clay children in the WW clay origin? Maybe the other one still exists.

Interesting! Are there 2 clay children?

#11 Posted by Wboy (442 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm sure the AMazons were blessed to an extent HOWEVER, in this the Gods are also VERY selfish so I'm guessing if she wants to further herself even more she'll have to get those powers on her own.

Hermes only gave her the power of flight to save Zola, he was pushed to that point. So Diana will have to push even further for more power.

#12 Posted by arnoldoaad (1007 posts) - - Show Bio

@herrweis said:

With the revalation of Zeus being her father it sparked a thought.Is Wonder Woman blessed bye her gods or is her power all from her heritage.If her gods granted power and life to clay baby where is that baby?Obviously none of the gods knew Hippolyta was pregnant ,let alone by Zeus.The gods(from what I gather) believe they brought a baby to life so...

Am I the only 1 thinkin about this?

It think this would depend on what exactly is a god and what exactly is an Amazon

If Gods are just magic beings or beings with power it is possible that is genetic

if the Amazons are blessed by Gods then maybe that blessing is being passed to her with even more strength cause Zeus is her Father

#13 Posted by kapitein_zeppos (341 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm of the opinion that it was mostly an editorial decision. Somebody brandished the word "Relatable" like flaming sword when it came to Diana's origins as being made from clay. Maybe they feared feminists might not accept that a "near perfect" female like Diana was not actually born, but made or there was a lot of powerpointing and excelling done to show that the clay origin wasn't a good marketing idea.

My guess is that DC got cold feet about the whole clay thing and let Azzarello run with it. How he is planning to wrap it up is anybody's guess.

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