First Appearance: Wonder Woman #90 (1994)
Creators: William Messner-Loebs and Mike Deodato
Abilities: Amazonian super strength. Matchless archery skills. Peerless combat trainer. Enchanted hair which can never be damaged or dirtied. Possesses the sandals of Hermes granting flight, the gauntlets of Atlas granting X10 strength, the Bow of Ra which can fire bursts of sunlight, A rocket launcher, The magic lasso of Earth-3, a ten foot long claymore, a ten foot long bow, and a soul bound enchanted ten foot long axe named Mistress which always returns to her hand.
Backstory: Amazon of Ban-Mighdall. Artemis was a child when her people invaded the island of Themyscira and even then had spoken out against it, declaring Amazons should not fight one another.
A very martial figure with a strict code of honor, Artemis spent ten years battling demons in hell, growing up on the battlefield fighting for her life as those as close to her as family died alongside her. Treasuring her comrades and sparing no hesitation to bring death upon her enemies.
Her youth shaping her, Artemis would dedicate herself to the safty and well being of her people. Striving to ensure the Bana-Mighdall prospered and willing to do anything she could to achieve that. Even if it meant becoming Themysciras Wonder Woman or the Banas Shim’Tar.
Well regarded and respected for her prowess in battle, people would take pride in having been trained by Artemis regardless of the torture that this involved for people.
Though brash, arrogant, obnoxious, and overall possessing the qualities of a huge jerk, Artemis swore to aid those in need and protect the helpless.
In the Rebirth continuity, Artemis had been raised amongst the Bana in peaceful solitude. Choosing to leave the tribe and explore the world after the title of Shim’Tar was passed on to Akila instead of her, leading Artemis to travel the world in order to find her true purpose in life.
During which she would become a mercenary for hire, working for anyone with the right amount of money or having a cause worth championing. Along the way aquiring an axe by the name of ‘Mistress’ which was tied to her very soul.
Eventually returning to the Bana and becoming the Shim’Tar, the champion of the Bana-Mighdall, Artemis would fight to defend her people.