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Diana of Paradise Island (Super Friends)

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Diana was a clay figure created in the form of a human baby girl by Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons on Paradise Island, who was granted life by the will of the gods in the year 1941. She was given superhuman abilities such as great strength and speed by the gods themselves. When she became a young adult, Aphrodite appeared unto Hippolyta to tell her that she must send the strongest Amazon maiden to help fight the war and crush evil in the outer world. Hippolyta then held a tournament for all Amazons to participate in in order to choose the strongest among them to send to the United States. However, though Diana wanted to participate, her mother forbade her from doing so, saying that the winner will have to give up her birthright of eternal youth and beauty. Nonetheless, Diana participated in the tournament as a masked contestant and won, revealing herself to be Diana afterward. Though deceived, Hippolyta nonetheless conceded to the wishes of the gods and gave her the costume and armaments of Paradise Island's representative to the outer world, who would become known by them as Wonder Woman. She became one of the founding members of the Super Friends.



  • Bracelet: Silver bracelets which she wears and uses to deflect bullets and energy beams, plus a magic lasso that she can control telepathically.


  • This version of the character is exclusive to the continuity of the television series Super Friends, and its tie-in comic book series, and is an adaptation of Princess Diana/Wonder Woman. The original character was created by William Moulton Marston and Harry G. Peter and first appeared in All-Star Comics #8.
  • Her origin was revealed in the episode "Secret Origins of the Super Friends", where Cheetah poses as an Amazon contestant in order to thwart Diana becoming Wonder Woman.
  • Wonder Woman was voiced by three different actors:
    • Shannon Farnon voiced the character for Super Friends through the 1983 season. She later reprised the role in a Cartoon Network commercial featuring the Super Friends, the Legion of Doom, and the Powerpuff Girls.
    • Constance Cawlfield voiced the characters for Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show which aired in 1984.
    • B.J. Ward voiced the characters for The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians which aired in 1985.


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