Who is Wonder Woman's Archenemy?

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#1 Posted by Gambit1024 (10217 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman's got Luthor, Batman's got the Joker, Green Lantern has Sinestro, Flash has Zoom and Aquaman has Black Manta.

Who does Wonder Woman have?

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#2 Posted by soccersss (561 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd guess the Cheetahs

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#3 Posted by jrock85 (2882 posts) - - Show Bio

Good question.

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#4 Posted by Dernman (22298 posts) - - Show Bio

It's Circe no question.

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#5 Posted by Joygirl (21033 posts) - - Show Bio

With DCUO, DC pretty much decided that it's Circe.

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#6 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (16907 posts) - - Show Bio

It's often debated, but it's pretty much between Circe and Cheetah. I would have to say Cheetah.

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#7 Posted by kidchipotle (15524 posts) - - Show Bio

Herself

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#8 Posted by lorex (1000 posts) - - Show Bio

The problem with Wonder Woman is different writers have focused on different rivals. Some writers focus on the various villans while others focus on various aspects of mythology. While there has been 
some good stories over the years there is a lack of a a consistent archenemy.

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#9 Posted by Saren (27534 posts) - - Show Bio

I vote Cheetah.

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#10 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23390 posts) - - Show Bio

It used to be Cheetah, but as DIana's been powered up, it's become Circe. 

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#11 Posted by RazzaTazz (11946 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt said:
It used to be Cheetah, but as DIana's been powered up, it's become Circe. 
The case could be made that its Hera now
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#12 Posted by CodeSaint (169 posts) - - Show Bio
For me it's this guy.
For me it's this guy.
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#13 Posted by PrinceIMC (5506 posts) - - Show Bio

  

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#14 Posted by ApatheticAvenger (1726 posts) - - Show Bio

Anti-Feminists.

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#15 Posted by BatteredArmor (6234 posts) - - Show Bio

@ApatheticAvenger said:

Anti-Feminists.

The Chauvinist: Master of Sandwiches? He is her arch enemy....I wasn't aware he was that powerful. The only way he could obtain such power would be to have finally forced Hippolyta to infiltrate the kitchen of Hades and create the Sandwich of darkness and then willing surrender it to him......That Fiend!!!!!

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#16 Posted by Billy Batson (59667 posts) - - Show Bio

Chauvinism.
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#17 Posted by ApatheticAvenger (1726 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlackArmor said:

@ApatheticAvenger said:

Anti-Feminists.

The Chauvinist: Master of Sandwiches? He is her arch enemy....I wasn't aware he was that powerful. The only way he could obtain such power would be to have finally forced Hippolyta to infiltrate the kitchen of Hades and create the Sandwich of darkness and then willing surrender it to him......That Fiend!!!!!

LMAO

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#18 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1714 posts) - - Show Bio

@PrinceIMC: LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Never seen this specific before...Negative Wonder Woman...

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#19 Posted by dawsey28 (217 posts) - - Show Bio
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#20 Posted by Renee (10398 posts) - - Show Bio
@PrinceIMC
LOL
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#21 Posted by PrinceIMC (5506 posts) - - Show Bio
@Renee: @Phaedrusgr: She has a 'visible jet'.
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#22 Edited by fodigg (6241 posts) - - Show Bio

@dawsey28 said:

Maybe its something like this:

Superman has Lex Luthor, Brainiac, and Darkseid

Batman has The Joker, R'as al Ghul, and Bane

The Flash has Gorilla Grodd, Captain Cold, and Zoom

and

Wonder Woman has Cheetah, Circe, and Ares

Well stated. I have to say, however, that while I wouldn't change your selections, trying to limit the Batman and Flash villains to three really shows how much depth their rogues galleries have. So many good names you just have to leave off.

The only possible change I'd make would be to flip Ares with Dr. Psycho, and then only because the Greek pantheon enemies are already represented by Circe. I mean, if you allow doubles on the Greek gods, you'll have the whole pantheon up there.

The big four:

Other notable Wonder Woman villains:

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#23 Posted by Skaddix (3111 posts) - - Show Bio
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#24 Posted by dondasch (932 posts) - - Show Bio

Hollywood.

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#25 Posted by Tunsieon (322 posts) - - Show Bio

For the 2nd DC encyclopedia, the cover had Batman facing Joker, Superman facing Luthor, and Wonder Woman facing Cheetah.

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#26 Posted by TheCannon (20266 posts) - - Show Bio
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#27 Posted by Video_Martian (5650 posts) - - Show Bio

The Cheetah

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#28 Posted by Crash_Recovery (855 posts) - - Show Bio

Wonder Woman's nemesis is the status quo.

While no particular man/woman stands in polar opposition to her the way we can claim with Superman or Batman, Wonder Woman is in our world to represent a different idea of how things can work than the reality we actually operate in.

THAT is her nemesis.

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#29 Posted by Onemoreposter (4346 posts) - - Show Bio

It's the Cheetah with Dr Psycho in close second. However these characters have sort've taken the shaft in recent years in favor of Circe.

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#30 Edited by CarolStrick (8 posts) - - Show Bio

I have always despised undefined magic. It's lazy writing. In my mind, that leaves Circe out of the running, and places Ares in an "evil mastermind behind an overarching plan, but one who can't take a real hand in things and has to hire minions instead" position.

Dr. Psycho and Dr. Cyber (can we just call her "Cyber?"), combined with Ares make a good operating spread of threatening mayhem. Make the Duke of Deception an alien invader and you're talking probs for Wondie on all kinds of fronts.

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#31 Posted by WW-Fan (2873 posts) - - Show Bio

right now i would say Hera :)

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#32 Posted by moywar700 (3013 posts) - - Show Bio

it's somebody who opposes love with malevolence. It would be ares of course.

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#33 Edited by Hazlenaut (2096 posts) - - Show Bio

An archenemy has to be someone that challenges her ideals and/or has a personal grudge on her. As I said before Wonder Woman enemies have not been developed much outside of comics which they need.

@fodigg: you put in the wrong medusa

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#34 Posted by ngroove (327 posts) - - Show Bio

The Golden Age: Baroness Paula Von Gunther on her first couple of years, then Cheetah (Priscilla Rich), and Doctor Psycho...well, OK, there's also Mars (aka Ares), Giganta, Eviless, Doctor Poison, Hypnota, Blue Snowman, Queen Clea...

Silver Age: Angle Man, or Duke of Deception

Bronze Age: Doctor Cyber

Copper Age: Wonder Woman 272 puts it as "It's A Brand-New Start for the Amazing Amazon...Against her Greatest Foe!!" which turned out to be Angle Man, so, Angle Man

Iron Age-End of New Earth: Circe most likely, but there's also just as reccurringly threatening, Cheetah (Barbara Minerva)

Post-Flashpoint: Still too early.

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#35 Posted by TheCrowbar (4397 posts) - - Show Bio

Men. All of them.

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#36 Posted by ReVamp (23015 posts) - - Show Bio

Cheetah imo.

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#37 Posted by RyuHayabusa (2039 posts) - - Show Bio
Ares
Ares
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#38 Posted by JSH92 (444 posts) - - Show Bio

Ares, the god of war!

@fodigg said:

The annoying Orange? lol

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#39 Posted by DarthShap (880 posts) - - Show Bio

Wonder-Woman does not have one.

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#40 Posted by ProfionX (27 posts) - - Show Bio

@CodeSaint: Me too

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#41 Posted by fodigg (6241 posts) - - Show Bio

@JSH92 said:

Ares, the god of war!

@fodigg said:

The annoying Orange? lol

Egg-Fu. I believe that image was taken from 52.

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