"Deadly Arrival": Hermes brings Diana to Massachusetts, where she deposits the unconscious Colonel Trevor at Hanscom Air Base. Upon waking, Trevor find himself under arrest by General Sam Tolliver, and charged with the murder of General Kohler. Though he tries to cooperate, Trevor soon realizes
- The moment is come for us - to strike! For years we have watched helplessly as this great nation has been overrun by imbeciles - by those who do not love this country as we do - by those who seek to subvert all that which we believe! If this nation is to be strong, we must be strong - strong enough to crush those who would defy us!
- -- Deimos
Appearing in "Deadly Arrival"
- Lt. Etta Candy
- Julia Kapatelis (First appearance)
- Vanessa Kapatelis (First appearance)
- Col. Steve Trevor
- Ares (Behind the scenes)
- Sgt. Simmons (Dies)
- United States Air Force
Synopsis for "Deadly Arrival"
Hermes brings Diana to Massachusetts, where she deposits the unconscious Colonel Trevor at Hanscom Air Base. Upon waking, Trevor find himself under arrest by General Sam Tolliver, and charged with the murder of General Kohler. Though he tries to cooperate, Trevor soon realizes Tolliver and several other base members - all minions of Ares - intend to kill him. Left with no other choice, he overpowers his captors and flees to Etta Candy's apartment.
Meanwhile, Diana is guided to Harvard University, where she quickly befriends a history professor named Julia Kapatelis. Though at first unable to understand the Themysciran tongue, Julia soon realizes the importance of Diana's mission, and agrees to help decipher the powers of Harmonia's amulet. This development angers Phobos, the brasher of Ares' sons; while his wilier brother Deimos surreptitiously spreads fear and mistrust among American and Soviet leaders, Phobos sends a cursed statuette to the Kapatelis home, hoping to preemptively kill Diana.
Diana spends the rest of the day at the Kapatelis home, learning English so she can better communicate with Julia. Shortly after midnight, Phobos' statuette activates, releasing a powerful demon named Decay. Decay immediately drains the life-force from Julia's teenage daughter Vanessa, before doing the same to the very foundations of the house, collapsing it with Diana and the Kapatelises still inside.
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- Julia experiences a vision of churning seas and Themyscira when she first touches the Amulet of Harmonia. The significance of this will not be explained until the series' first annual.
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