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18 Things You Didn't Know About Wonder Woman

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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!

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    She's Even More Powerful Than You Realized

    Sure there's the ones we all know (and the powers everyone seems to have in DC after a while): super speed, super strength, invulnerability, and flight. Those would be cool enough, that's quite the power set, but there are more. Wonder Woman he also possesses: A healing factor, divine wisdom, super stamina/agility, and enhanced senses like sight, touch, and smell.
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    She's Been Voiced By a Familiar Marvel Actress

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    Did you see The Lego Movie? Remember the scene-stealing Wonder Woman? She was voiced by none other than Marvel's own SHIELD commander and Nick Fury's right hand woman, Maria Hill. Marvel and How I Met Your Mother actress Cobie Smulders was long a fan favorite to play Wonder Woman on the big screen, and thanks to The Lego Movie, she (kinda) has.
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    She Was the First Mainstream Female Superhero Ever

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    When we think of female superheroes we think of Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl, and and Black Widow. If you're a comic book fan, you also probably think of others like Captain Marvel, Miss Marvel, Zatanna, and Hawkgirl. Either way Wonder Woman is certainly the most iconic and with good reason. She predates the rest by years. 

     She debuted in 1942, just three years after Superman and two years after Batman. This was a time when superheroes weren't really a defined thing yet, but were still separating themselves from their forerunners, pulp heroes like the Shadow, Conan, and Lone Ranger.

    The next big female superhero didn't debut until Black Canary in 1947. Batgirl wasn't until 1967, then Capain Marvel in 1968.
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    Other Women Have Donned the Mantle of Wonder Woman

    Diana Prince is Wonder Woman, plain and simple, but like seemingly every other comic book icon, Wonder Woman is also a persona that's been adopted by other heroes. For short stretches of time, other women have taken up the mantle, including Queen Hippolyta, Artemis, Orana, Nubia, Cassandra Sandsmark, and Donna Troy, who went on to become Wonder Girl.
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