- Our attackers don't consider me a threat! Male chauvinists that they are!
- -- Wonder Woman src
- -- Wonder Woman src
Diana was born and raised as an Amazon on the hidden world of Paradise Island. Many years ago, Air Force Colonel, Steven Trevor crash-landed his fighter jet on Paradise Island, and Wonder Woman violated Amazonian law by bringing a man onto the island. Using the technology of the Amazonian Purple Healing Ray, she revived Steve Trevor, and became instantly attracted to him.
Soon after coming to the Man's World, Wonder Woman saved the infant Donna Troy from a burning house fire. Donna would be raised on Paradise Island as the adopted daughter of Queen Hippolyta, and thus Diana's adoptive sister. Donna returned to the Man's World as the teenaged Wonder Girl of the Teen Titans. Meanwhile, Diana had become a founding member of the Justice League of America.
I Ching Era
Wonder Woman then surrendered her powers to remain in "Man's World" (partly to assist Steve Trevor, who was facing criminal charges) rather than accompany her fellow Amazons into another dimension so they could "restore their magick."
Now a mod boutique owner, the powerless Diana Prince soon came under the wing of a Chinese mentor known as I-Ching. Under I-Ching's guidance, Diana was trained to use her body as a weapon, learning martial arts and weapons skills, and proceeded to undertake secret agent-style adventures.
This lasted for two years, with Wonder Woman finally being restored to her powers and costume. 
Following the return of the "original" Wonder Woman, a major adventure consisted of the heroine's attempt to be readmitted to the Justice League of America, the organization she quit after giving up her powers. To prove her worthiness to rejoin the JLA, Wonder Woman voluntarily underwent 12 "trials" (analogous to the 12 labors of Hercules), each of which was monitored in secret by a different member of the JLA.
Wonder Woman fought a series of epic battles through the 1970s and 1980s, until she was thought to have been slain during the Crisis on Infinite Earths in 1986. But in reality, she was thrown backwards through time, devolving back into the clay from which she had been formed. Thus setting the stage for her eventual re-birth.
During her teenaged years, Diana was known as "Wonder Girl" and as a child, "Wonder Tot." All three versions of herself, Wonder Woman, Girl and Tot, frequently appeared together as the Wonder Woman Family with her mother Wonder Queen. Diana and her younger selves were able to co-exist simultaneously due to "Amazon magic." Her mother, Queen Hippolyta, would splice together films of herself and Diana at different ages in order for them to have "impossible tales."
On numerous occasions, the Wonder Woman Family would gather together for a series of contests or celebrations. These would include the "Queen for a Day" festival and an annual naming contest held amongst all of the Amazons to determine who should hold the honor of bearing the name, Wonder Woman. They also teamed-up to fight against their shape-changing nemesis, Multiple Man on at least three separate instances.
Wonder Tot befriended a mystical entity known as Mister Genie, who aided her in several escapades and even helped her fight off an alien invasion.
When editor-writer Robert Kanigher summoned the entire Wonder Woman cast to his New York office, he told them that they were all being retired. As such, only Wonder Woman, Queen Hippolyte and Steve Trevor remained of the supporting cast. The Wonder Woman Family was no more.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Beauty: Granted by Aphrodite (Goddess of Love), Diana possesses both external beauty and a beautiful, kind, and loving personality and soul.
- Wisdom: Granted by Athena (Goddess of Wisdom), Diana possesses great wisdom and intelligence, though the degree may vary. She is among the most intelligent members of the Justice League of America.
- Superhuman Stamina
- Superhuman Durability: Granted by Demeter (Goddess of the Earth). Diana's has an extraordinary resistance to blunt force trauma, capable of shrugging off punches from beings such as Superman and Captain Marvel. However, Diana's skin is not totally invulnerable and can be pierced by sharp projectiles with sufficient force distributed over a small surface area (such as bullets).
- Superhuman Strength: Granted by Demeter (Goddess of the Earth). Diana possesses superhuman strength, many times greater than that of a normal human being. She may very well be the strongest woman on Earth, and her strength levels are in the same class as Superman.
- Enhanced Healing: Granted by Demeter (Goddess of Earth). Like the Earth, Diana is constantly renewing herself, allowing her to quickly heal. In cases where she was gravely injured or poisoned, Diana showed the ability to physically merge with the earth, causing whatever injuries or poisons to be expelled from her body as it regains shape.
- Superhuman Speed: Granted by Hermes (God of Messengers). Diana also possesses incredible speed and reflexes. On the ground, Diana is easily fast enough to deflect bullets with her silver gauntlets.
- Superhuman Reflexes
- Size Alteration: (formerly) At one point in her career, Wonder Woman developed the ability to shrink to minute size. She has used this ability very rarely, and is not considered a part of her standard power set. 
- Bondage: Wonder Woman could be rendered powerless if she were to be tied up with her own lasso.
- Vulnerability to Piercing Objects
- This version of Diana of Paradise Island (Earth-One), including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the Multiverse in the 1985-86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series and is now considered apocryphal.
- DC Comics has never established an official first appearance of the Earth-One Wonder Woman. However, Wonder Woman (Volume 1) #98 provides Diana with a revised origin as well as new powers such as her ability to glide on air currents. The same issue re-introduces Diana's mother, Hippolyta, this time with a mane of golden hair, as opposed to the dark brown tresses of her Golden Age years. It is reasonable to presume that this issue firmly establishes the introduction of the modernized Pre-Crisis, Earth-One Wonder Woman.
- 549 Appearances of Diana of Paradise Island (Earth-One)
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- 24 Quotations by or about Diana of Paradise Island (Earth-One)
- Character Gallery: Diana of Paradise Island (Earth-One)
- Wonder Woman article at Wikipedia
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