I'm disappointed that her origin shifted Not only because of the implication that WW needed a males help to become the ultimate warrior, but also because, to an extent, it has detracted from her totally unque origin story.
Hey hey, now!
Don't you start that femi-nazi garbage about men! So what there was a man doing her training!?! She was also trained by women (amazons).
But regardless of what I just ^said, Ares is not really a "man". He's a god. A spirit. An allegory.
'"Wonder Woman herself is still a strong, dependable, self reliant, capable woman. I don't think it matters so much where she got those traits as long as she's shown possessing them."
Hey Ryan. I'd say that's the right attitude to have in regards to WW's abilities.
But I must inform you that WHERE she got them makes significant differences in the symbolic implications. And in this case, the Ares-as-trainer is VERY true to the aspect of the WW mythos that is related to her core: "".
"This was a great and incredibly insightful article. Enjoyable and educational read. Those links are definitely something that I'll be checking"
If you think this article & its links are educational, you should check out mine:
'"Sara seems to forget a fundamental change to the character and her mythos: Pre-New 52, she was raised in a feminist utopia....Post-New 52, it is completely different..The Amazons are somewhat closer to the myths and as such, villains..are amoral and barbaric..To this day, Azzarello still has not explained from whom Wonder-Woman got her values..."
Well, Darthshap....I think what Azzarello is saying (and he's absolutely correct, Marstonian-wise) is that Diana got her values from Diana (herself).
The idea behind the character wasn't that she HAD to have gotten her values from her Amazon sisters. The point of the character is that she is . The one who holds to the Marston family value of stepping in to stop bullies.
She hates bullies, and so does the Marston family. Its naturally built into her character.