While there’s life, there’s good in anybody!
No please DC, tell me more about how it makes sense that Diana would be OK with killing her enemies.
Just because someone HAS good and them and it would be best to take the time to bring it out, you might not be able to do so before they do something unspeakably evil.
Even though it’s preferable to save EVERYONE’S life, including the baddie.
Also, she may suffer from moments of weakness like if there’s a knife to Steve or her mother’s throat.
I mean I agree that iron clad no kill policies are hard to uphold IRL, and in fiction they can severely limit a story’s stakes and plotline. My problem with DC’s decision to have Diana kill was that it was purely for shock value, they had a big event going on and they needed to drum up interest so someone at DC decided they should have one of their heroes kill someone and they settled on Diana for no good reason other than they knew that of all their big names Wonder Woman’s characterization was the least respected and therefore the easiest to rewrite.
I’ll always be bitter about that Maxwell Lord storyline because it’s such a blatant reminder of how little DC editorial cares about Wonder Woman
I said that because I would LOVE to see some sort of compelling juxtaposition between her eagerness to reform baddies and a willingness to be pragmatic on taking the lives of baddies. And those two things don’t even need to be in conflict.
Imagine a genuine love, concern and want to help reform the villains precisely because she doesn’t want to be put in a situation where she may be compelled to take their life. (Nor does she want for someone else to do that.)
But I’ve yet to see a modernization of Diana’s want to reform villains. It’d be an interesting contrast to Batman and Superman who may just drop bag guys off at prison.
But no… that might require too much world-building in contrast to their own take on Wonder Woman.
Oh, I see.
Yeah I wish they’d bring back Reform Island, it’s sad how 70 years later it’s still so unheard of for a superhero to actually care about her rogues enough to actively oversee their rehabilitation, as opposed to just dumping them in Arkham Asylum or the Phantom Zone. There’s so much potential to explore, but all writers today seem to care about is the action scenes.
Even though there are quite a few issues I’ve had with the New 52 solo series we actually have seen Wonder Woman a few enemies into allies through the run.
I mean I’m glad that she’s still reforming some of her enemies, but that’s pretty common among superheroes. I’d like to see more of Reform Island and her making an effort to reform her enemies en masse, not just a select few.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. It’s some sad shit when the contemporary version of a character is this far behind the 75 year old one.
Thanks, Honey-Lamb! Glad you’re here. *sa-mooch*
In another social media group, we are discussing underrated creators. I’ll say it 10,000 times: LOS BROS HERNANDEZ.
Me, in every gay bar EVER.
It’s stupid, maybe, but a HUGE comic pet-peeve of mine. File under “Some people can fuck up ANYTHING”. Darwyn Cooke puts an incredibly smart design together and someone fails it almost stat. The goggles are designed to flip up when not in use. Simple. Now, we get a big old watchband around her head. *face-plant*
The whole DCU is the Barber Shop Quartet to his Rick James. Black Adam is the Alpha-Dick.