Where the hell is Devastation?

#1 Posted by jointron33 (1813 posts) - - Show Bio

With all of the focus on Greek myth, she NEEDS to show up.

#2 Edited by lifeofvibe (3514 posts) - - Show Bio
#3 Edited by jointron33 (1813 posts) - - Show Bio
#4 Posted by Pokeysteve (8671 posts) - - Show Bio

@lifeofvibe: One of Wonder Woman's more threatening villains. She has a page here somewhere. I'm on my phone so I can't link it for you.

#5 Edited by Dernman (15757 posts) - - Show Bio

She isn't part of Greek myth. She was created by DC.

#6 Edited by darknightspideyfanboy (1454 posts) - - Show Bio
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#7 Posted by darknightspideyfanboy (1454 posts) - - Show Bio
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#8 Posted by jointron33 (1813 posts) - - Show Bio
#9 Posted by jointron33 (1813 posts) - - Show Bio

@dernman: is Wonder Woman part of Greek myth?

#10 Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2273 posts) - - Show Bio

Well seeing how most of WW's villains haven't showed up, it shouldn't be a surprise that she hasn't appeared.

#11 Posted by drgnx (3566 posts) - - Show Bio

@dernman: is Wonder Woman part of Greek myth?

Yes! But only a fabled few know the exact details!!!

#12 Posted by jointron33 (1813 posts) - - Show Bio

Why was she a baby?

#13 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

oh god, no! she's horrible. what is it with full grown superheroes going again kids?

#14 Posted by jointron33 (1813 posts) - - Show Bio
#15 Edited by Celineness (134 posts) - - Show Bio

Unfortunately in the New 52 they took away the best thing about Diana's origin (being a Golem), so introducing Devastation (who's connection with Diana is that she is ALSO a Golem) is...umm...difficult.

I'm still waiting for the awesome storyline where we see Wonder Woman die in the future and become Genocide, only for Devastation to conversely switch from evil to good and save her (after the events of Contagion). But yeah, not very likely until some of this New 52 smell goes away...

I'd actually prefer a revamped Genocide to a new Devastation, but they'd need to do different things with the design (never liked the short red hair, except perhaps that if Diana ever made her hair short and red, then it would have meant the end was near!).

#16 Posted by jointron33 (1813 posts) - - Show Bio

@celineness: then have Devastation be what WW was seemingly supposed to be, actually made of clay and blessed by the Titans. It could also further piss off fans, hehe. And her design is cute, don't change it.

#17 Posted by Celineness (134 posts) - - Show Bio

Wonder Woman is made of clay, the current nonsense with her seemingly not being so is a passing storm invented by fools that will vanish in a few years time (like most of the changes of the New 52) when management decides that reversing the idiotic rewrite will garner the biggest boost in sales.

At some point 3-4 years back, DC noticed that making bad changes actually helped their sales, since (a) fans were so angry that the actually bought the affected comics MORE just to see what would happen; and (b) after a long break, it allows for a massively profitable U-turn that generates enormous sales as the new management points to the unpopular changes and says "right, we're FIXING that NOW, just like you wanted."

Having realised this, DC have now adopted this cycle as their de facto business model (i.e. the Windows Operating System good cop bad cop business model).

Diana will have always been a golem, the current "facts" about her origin are false and this will be revealed just as soon as the current higher-ups are replaced with the next generation all set to fix the damage that's been done.

In a way it's actually a brilliant strategy, if you're both creatively and morally bankrupt and care nothing for your loyal fans.

Instead of having to come up with good moves, good stories and good ideas; you just create disastrous ones so that fixing those moves looks great (when in fact the "good" moves are simply repairing the damage, so that things return to the same level they were at before the bad ideas were introduced).

#18 Edited by Ghidoran (73 posts) - - Show Bio

@celineness: Oh get over yourself, just because you don't like something that's changed doesn't mean it's false and is going to be reverted back. Diana's clay origin is an extremely strange and unnecessary story detail that was done at a time when WW symbolized female empowerment. Considering Diana hasn't had that role for over a decade now there is no sense in keeping the ridiculous 'born from clay' origin. Her new origin makes far more sense and has led to far more interesting stories than being a clay doll ever would.

#19 Posted by Celineness (134 posts) - - Show Bio

@ghidoran said:

@celineness: Oh get over yourself, just because you don't like something that's changed doesn't mean it's false and is going to be reverted back. Diana's clay origin is an extremely strange and unnecessary story detail that was done at a time when WW symbolized female empowerment. Considering Diana hasn't had that role for over a decade now there is no sense in keeping the ridiculous 'born from clay' origin. Her new origin makes far more sense and has led to far more interesting stories than being a clay doll ever would.

Her origin as a miraculous golem is what made her unique. It meant she wasn't born of unholy union, couldn't be lumped together directly with the Gods, wasn't a true Amazon, and wasn't human. It defined her as the champion and pawn of a Goddess that stood apart from the politics and drama all around her, plus explained her abilities very neatly and opened up interesting alternate self possibilities (like the living marble "Wonder Woman 1,000,000"). We'll see how long the "female Thor" backstory lasts, shall we?

About as long as a non-Kryptonian origin for Superman, or a Batman who still has his parent, perhaps?

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