Wonder Woman (Queen Hyppolyta)
Real Name: Queen Hippolyta
Known Aliases: Wonder Woman
Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Black
Age: About 5,000 Years Old
Known Relatives: Zeus (Grand-Father), Ares (Father), Gaea (Earth-Mother), Antiope (Sister), and Diana (Daughter).
Area of Ops: JLA/JSA Watchtower, Thymiscrya
Occupation: Queen of The Amazons and Former Wonder Woman, when
Diana was the Goddess of Truth.
Group Affilition: JSA, JLA (former).
Special Powers/Abilities: Hippolyta, like all Amazons,
possesses not exactly super-human strength, but are stronger then normal humans. Besides this she's been trained, like all
Amazon Warrior, in Amazon martial arts as well as hand-to-hand combat and is well versed in fighting using a sword and shield
as she showed when she took her daughters place as Wonder Woman. Unlike, Diana, Hippolyta cannot fly, but has access to her
In the year 1200 B.C., the Greek goddess Artemis proposed the creation of a new race of mortals on earth, females who would
set an example to make humanity worship the gods as never before. Despite opposition of the war-god Ares (see Ares), Artemis
and the other goddesses (Athena, Aphrodite, Demeter, and Hestia) went ahead with their ambitious plan.
Transported by the fleet-footed god Hermes to the underworld called Hades, the goddesses were met by Charon, he who ferries
the souls of the dead accross the River Styx. There, in the Cavern of Souls, the goddesses stood before the Well of Rebirth,
which was also the womb of the earth-mother Gaea, and beheld the swirling lights that were the souls of women whose lives
had been cut short by the ignorance of man.
When the female race had been completely reborn, the goddesses appeared before them, and Artemis told them of their great
destiny; to lead humanity in the ways of virtue always. To this end, the Amazons were granted wisdom by Athena. Artemis granted
them skill in the hunt. Demeter made their fields fruitful. Hestia built them a city, while the goddess Aphrodite granted
them the great gift of love. Finally, Artemis designated Hippolyte (and her sister, Antiope) Queen of all the Amazons.
Though Hippolyte guided the Amazons in the ways of peace, still Mankind was suspicious of a society composed entirely of
women. Goaded by a pawn of the conniving Ares, the warrior Heracles led his troops against the Amazon capital Themyscira.
Defeated in combat by Hippolyte, Heracles and his troops became the Amazons' guests, lulling the women-warriors into a false
sense of security, then conquering them when their guard was down.
Abused and humilitated by Heracles and his men, the Amazons were freed by Athena, on the condition that the Amazons rededicate
themselves to the principle of peace. Forgetting their vow, the Amazons fell upon Heracles men, and savagery begat savagery.
The streets of Themyscira ran red with the blood of both man and Amazon.
After defeating Heracles' troops, with Heracles escaping, the Amazons split into two factions. Antiope took her loyal followers
and headed after the demi-god for vengence, and to retrieve the symbol the goddesses had given Hippolyte and herself, the
Golden Girdle of Gaea. Hippolyte and those remaining chose to stay loyal to the goddesses who had given them life. As punishment
for their actions, Hippolyte and her subjects were transported to an island in the mid-Atlantic, where they were granted immortality.
The island held a terrible price; beneath its lush land lie Dooms Doorway, the mouth into the underworld. The Amazons were
charged with guarding the Doorway, and many died doing so. However, the Amazons toiled to build a paradise, and eventually
Years later, yearning for the child she had carried in a former life, Hippolyte formed the image of a child from the clay
of Paradise Island, and the final female soul remaining in Gaea's womb possessed the clay figure and gave it life. An ecstatic
Hippolyte named her daughter Diana after a brave warrior who had died in battle to save the Amazon Nation.
As Diana grew, so did the Amazons. Being the first child to live on Paradise Island in its three thousand year history,
she was a delight, and a learning experience to all, but none more then the Queen. Hippolyte raised her daughter in the steep
history of her people. However, as Queen, there were times that she was not always there for Diana. When the Princess had
reached maturity, she was ready to leave her island home. And when the gods decreed an Amazon Champion be sent out into "Man's
World", Diana was only to happy to win that role. Hippolyte, at first, was very much against losing her only child to the
outside world that had driven them from its shores. But after much thought, and the realization that it was the will of the
gods that her daughter do this, Hippolyte accepted their fates.
Since departing from the shores of Themyscira, Diana has had many adventures, a few of which have even involved the Queen.
Most recently, Hippolyte, as a penance for having a hand (though unintentional) in her daughter's death, assumed the role
of "Wonder Woman" as her daughter took on the role of a goddess. Fighting along side the heroes of today, and due to her travel
to the past, yesterday, Hippolyte was more then capable filling in for her daughter. Now that Diana has returned to earth
and reclaimed her proper place as the Amazon Ambassador, Hippolyte has returned to Themyscira and continues to be a wise and
Since Diana's death (yet again), this time in battle against the alien armada of the mad Kryptonians Avatar, she has once
again taken up the role as Wonder Woman.