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Wonder Woman: Origin Of World's Favourite Female Superhero

BP World Bureau | Nov 08 2019
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Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot as the Amazonian princess is from the most popular female comic-book superhero of all time. The character was created by the American psychologist and writer William Moulton Marston and an artist Harry G. Peter. The authors credited their life partners for being the inspiration for the character's appearance.

She was created out of clay and brought to life by Zeus along with superhuman powers gifted by the Greek gods. The character clearly drew a great deal of inspiration from early feminists. This has got prominence over all-male superheroes because it was the longest-running character to communicate such a narrative on a grand scale.

Wonder Woman has become a topic for feminist discussion and argument more than any other comic character. She has carried the echo of the suffragette movement and first-wave feminism. Wonder Woman’s origin is a bold, feminist-minded refutation of the masculine, hyper-individualistic nature of her superhero peers.

This character is a tricky one because she contradicts the rather modern notion that heroism is born from tragedy and pain. She is compassionate, a seeker of truth, and inherently tied to the women who gave her life and raised her.