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18 Things You Didn't Know About Wonder Woman 

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Updated December 9, 2019 592.4k views 18 items

For this list we give you 20 facts about Wonder Woman that are both fun and fascinating. It's time Wonder Woman got her due on the big screen. A solo movie for one of DC's biggest characters is finally on track to hit theaters in 2017. Somehow there hasn't been a single live action Wonder Woman film to date. There's been a successful show, and a successful animated film, but not a live action film adaption of the most iconic woman in comics. It's been a long time coming.

Whether you support Gal Gadot or (director) Zack Snyder or not, you have to admit you were a little excited when you learned she's be part of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. But even though her star-spangled outfit and lasso of truth are well known pieces of pop culture few actually know much about Wonder Woman herself. She's an iconic part of our culture, but the masses don't know much past the Invisible jet or the tiara.

So we've decided to compile a list of the important but lesser known facts and trivia within Wonder Woman's rich comic book history. Just who is Wonder Woman? How did the character come about? What exactly are her powers? What's with the lasso and all the tying up? This is your crash course on the Princess of the Amazons, the (sometimes) Goddess of War, Wonder Woman!

Wonder Woman's Creator Also Invented the Lie Detector Test
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The real life of the man who created Wonder Woman is worthy of a movie by itself. William Moulton Marston, who went by Charles Moulton was a Harvard Graduate turned psychologist and lawyer turned inventor turned comic writer. He was also a noted polygamist and cites his wife (Elizabeth Hollaway) and the main woman they lived with (Olive Byrne) with influencing Wonder Woman. All of this and he invented the polygraph test. That lie detecting lasso makes even more sense now.

She's Worthy of Wielding Thor's Hammer
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Photo:  Wonder Woman, Vol. 2: Guts/DC Comics

Back in the '90s Marvel and DC decided to play nice and not only crossover the character so we could see what it was like for say Batman and Wolverine to team up, but went a step further and even combined them (Batman and Wolverine became Dark Claw). During this brief shared universe moment, Wonder Woman encountered Thor and his hammer, Mjolnir. Turns out that unlike so many other comic book heroes, Wonder Woman is worthy and can actually wield the Asgardian weapon.

She Has More Weapons than Just the Lasso and Bracelets
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Photo:  Wonder Woman/Warner Bros.
When you think of Wonder Woman a few key weapons come to mind. There's her Lasso of Truth, those bullet deflecting bracelets (dubbed the Bracelets of Victory), and, of course, her invisible jet. There's actually so so much more, though. Wonder Woman also rocks a royal tiara (more effective than it sounds), battle axes, spears, mystic armor, and a magical sword,  along with the mythical sandals of Hermes and gauntlet of Atlas. Oh, and an array of superpowered earrings.
She's Been Around for Over 70 Years
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Photo:  Wonder Woman: The Golden Age Vol. 1 /DC Comics
Wonder Woman was created back in 1941; her first comic was released right around the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Think about that. The character of Wonder Woman has endured for seven decades. She's been an Icon for women and women's rights since before Marvel was even founded, she predates Spider-Man by more than  20 years!