@RufusPentecost Excellent suggestion! I’ll add him to the list. Thank you!
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #297 (1982)
Creators: Dan Mishkin and Gene Colan
Abilities: Rides the winged horse Pegasus. Wields a bow and the lightning bolts of Zeus which can destroy anything and cause anything hit by them to teleport wherever he wishes. thought controlled ‘Daggers of Vulcan’ which can cut anything. A winged teleporting horse ‘Discordia’. ‘godkiller arrows’.
Backstory: Greek terrorist with a penchant for murdering people to send a message and having no consideration for human life. Nikos Aegeus and his terrorist cell were causing death and murder when they were approached by the immortal blind cripple Bellerophon who gave Nikos his horse, and a collection of Zeus’s thunderbolts in exchange for his aid in claiming Paradise Island. Leadership of a massive mystical weapon smuggling operation.
With this newfound power, Nikos would go on a spree of terrorism with his newfound gifts until realizing he could use the thunderbolts to teleport himself, he would sneak into mount Olympus where he intended to steal more lightning bolts, only to run into Ares who would become his patron and gift him with the also stolen daggers of Vulcan.
Thus in the name of Ares, Nikos had a newfound goal of causing wars. So full of himself was Nikos Aegeus that he proclaimed to the heavens that he was mightier than Zeus!
In the post crisis era, Nikos would remain unchanged save for him using acts of terrorism to blackmail nations into giving him vast sums of money to make him cease attacks on planes, trains, and automobiles.
In the new 52 era, an added wrinkle in Nikos background would establish that he could trace his ancestry back to the ancient Greek king Theseus which would prompt him to believe himself worthy of anything he wishes. Including godhood which he would attempt to demand of his ancestor Poseidon and his latest patron, a villainous Harmonia.
In the Rebirth era, Nikos Aegeus would be reimagined as an arms dealer who gaining yet another patron in the Queen of Fables, would merge mythological artifacts with modern weaponry to create truly devastating weapons for which there are no defense.
Weapons blessed with the power of gods and myth which he sold to the highest bidder. All to fund his own private army which was likewise armed with various hybrids of mythological treasues and modern weapons of death.
This iteration of Nikos being motivated not by greed or a desire for power, but instead a wish to cause discord and unbalance the world, tipping it into chaos which was his sole reason for his weapon dealing.
Name: Ytirflirk Armada
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #311 (1983)
Creators: Dan Mishkin and Don Heck
Abilities: Large in size and strength. Advanced alien technology. Possession of a sizable space fleet.
Backstory: An alien race of space conquerors. The Ytirflirk are a destructive people whose entire creed is to always destroy and never create.
Obsessed with conquest, the Ytirflirk would get their hands on spacecraft and conquer whole worlds, enslaving their populations to further construct more weapons and ships while also maintaining the already existing technology of the Ytirflirk.
Thus with this system the Ytirflirk would spread across the cosmos, conquering multiple worlds to add to their collection with little ambition or planning for an overall goal or plan beyond furthering their efforts of conquest for that is all that matters to them.
Name: Human Tank
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #63 (1953)
Creators: Robert Kanigher and H.G Peter
Abilities: Protective enamel coating which grants him invulnerable skin which allows him to shrug off any attack and break apart anything by applying enough force. Wields tear gas gun.
Backstory: A greedy criminal thug, Human Tank was a man who having his skin treated with a mysterious enamel compound, gained an indestructible skin which allowed him to shrug off any force or bullet without even feeling it.
This same enamel allowed him to tear apart steel bars with his bare hands, punch through rock, and simply charge through walls to break into any building. Armed with a gun which fired tear gas in order to incapacitate those trying to apprehend him, and the Human Tank was certain that he could not be stopped.
His goal beginning and end was to make himself filthy rich and acquire vast riches by simply rolling in, grabbing whatever looked valuable and running out.
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #15 (1945)
Creators: Joye Hummel and H.G Peter
Abilities: Ruler of the Neptunian continent of Neptunia and its people. In possession of flying fish, tiger apes, a magnetic 'water whip, paralysis gun, steam gun, the means of turning people into mindless ‘Mechano’ slaves and into ‘Tiger Apes’
Backstory: The ‘Master of masters’ Solo hailed from the planet Neptune. An all male planet where the people area born of the ocean and live upon the Neptunian continents which float upon the oceans surface.
When a great natural disaster is discovered which will with certainty send the continent of ‘Neptunia’ shooting away from their home planet to crash into the Earth, they began devising a means of shoring up and protecting the land mass so it could reach Earth and land without harming its people.
Once this was done, they began preparing for the conquest of Earth with weapons and monsters from their home planet brought along to ensure their success! The continent of Neptunia would crash down in the Pacific Ocean, adding to the Earths mass of land masses.
For on Neptune, all of society is measured by the strong dominating the weak and the more you rule over decided how great you truly were. Thus since Solo could never hope to conquer his own world, he sought the Earth to increase his own importance in Neptunian society!
Solo would not be stopped until the Earth was covered in the sea men of Neptune!
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #310 (1983)
Creators: Dan Mishkin and Mark Beachum
Abilities: Sword haver, super strength, flight, the ability to persist beyond death.
Backstory: Hailing from ancient times when the Amazons still lived in the original Themyscyre. Artemis was deemed amongst the mightiest amongst the Amazons and the dearest friend Hippolyta ever had.
After the previous in a line of Amazonian queens perished in battle, a contest was called to determine the new ruler of the Amazons. The winner Hippolyta, would prove herself worthy but second place went to Artemis who by the will of the patron gods of the Amazons became the original…Wonder Woman!
Journeying to the outside world in an effort to change it for the better, Artemis would fall in love with a warmonger by the name of Cleon and manipulated by Ares, she would be convinced to abandon the ways of peace and love in order to aid Cleon in waging war and carving out an empire with bloodshed by her lovers side.
However when this path of bloodshed led to them trying to conquer the Amazons themselves, Hippolyta realized the truth of the matter and revealed Ares manipulations in all of this.
Artemis in her rage at betrayal would swear vengeance on anyone and everyone. Roaming the world in a fit of rage, eventually trying to slay Artemis herself and dying for the effort.
But Artemis’ unquenchable rage never ending, so when the sorceress Circe millenia later gave her the chance to rise from her grave and take her revenge, she did so without hesitation.
Thus the undead Artemis would arise once more, to persist until anyone and everyone who ever earned her ire were dragged to the depths of Tartarus along with her.
Name: Cheetah (Deborah Domaine)
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #274 (1980)
Creators: Gerry Conway and Jose Delbo
Abilities: Chrome steel claws. Peak human reflexes. Mastery of all martial arts.
Backstory: The second of 3 Woman to be the Cheetah, Deborah Domaine, would inadvertently inherit the title from her aunt (the original Cheetah) Priscilla Rich, and serve as Wonder Woman’s feline foe during the Bronze Age. Deborah was a woman born into a family of wealth who saw the ecological plight facing the world with pollution destroying the eco system and smothering the wildlife and declared that she wanted to do something about it!
Joining the Organization for Ecological sanity, a group which chronicled disasters caused by pollution to bring attention to the issues by getting those events recorded and spread to the masses. Deborah would make use of her private yacht and finances to aid the O.E.S in their efforts to aid the world.
When Deborah heard word that her beloved aunt Priscilla was dying, Deborah rushed to her side, unknowingly becoming the victim of Kobra who was seeking out Priscilla because they intended to force the Cheetah to join their organization.
Cheetah presuming that despite Deborah being in the dark about her aunts villainous alter ego would take to it because genetics, proceeded to kidnap her, brainwash her, and then undergo invasive surgery. Rebuilding her and training her to be a new Cheetah. Intent on making her their assassin. To kill in their name.
Taking advantage of Deborahs devotion to ecological activism, they would use this as a focus in their brainwashing. Turning Deborah into an eco terrorist bent on killing those who would destroy the world. Then simply feeding Deborah the narrative that all of the targets given to her were such threats to the planet, they would sit back as she blew up dams and went after political targets. Unknowingly serving their purpose.
When Kobra fell, Deborah would slip through the cracks. Surviving an accident during a fight with Wonder Woman wherin she was presumed dead, Deborah would feeling betrayed, believe that Wonder Woman had abandoned and given up on her.
Thus Deborah would also swear her revenge on Wonder Woman. Swearing to seek out her death for leaving her.
First Appearance: Comic Cavalcade #5 (1943)
Creators: William Marston and H.G Peter
Abilities: Mastery of pyrotechnics to an absurd degree. Religious figure who leads an international religion with thousands of followers. Flight. Ability to project fire.
Backstory: Born in Arabia. Zara at a young age had been sold into slavery, creating within Zara a burning hatred for society for allowing such things and those in power who encourage it.
Eventually gaining her freedom, Zara would go on to become a talented chemist with a focus on pyrotechnics. Capable of creating new and dazzling displays using fire which none would have thought possible.
Such as paper which can catch fire on command, project an image in flames and a voice to give instructions from great distance. Or temporary tattoos of invisible ink which can on command burn messages into peoples skin whenever Zara willed.
Concocting a plan to form a cult and use religious fervor to drive people under her banner and bring about the downfall of a corrupt civilization and burn away the garbage to purify the world in a cleansing flame.
Zara would use her talents with fire to make herself into a high priestess, inventing a figure known as the ‘Crimson Flame of Life’ a bodyless head that exists in a ball of fire. Proclaiming herself to serve this beings will, Zara would spread her power and influence across the globe.
The cult of the Crimson Flame becoming international with branches in numerous countries, Zara had willing followers by the thousands who used the concoctions of her devising to spread the faith and draw in both those driven by the promise of a flame that would cleanse the world and those drawn in under threat of succumbing to that same inferno.
In the modern era she has displayed pyrokinesis. An ability to project a ‘crimson flame’ hot enough to burn through concrete. and fly upon her own flames. The origin of these abilities is never explored.
Alright now im just short adding Janus and finding a villain whose name starts with the letter ‘X’ and we have the full alphabet covered
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #41 (2018)
Creators: James Robinson and Stephen Segovia
Abilities: Possession of the ‘angler’ a triangle that allows one to bend space to ones will. A suit which amplifies the anglers power.
Backstory: A villainess who has inherited the Angler name and less impressive costume of the Angleman. The Angler was a contract villain for hire who would do anything if the price was right.
Her suit somehow amplifying the angler she was using, Anglette was capable of bending space to separate pieces of things from one another unlike Anglemans ‘bend them in half or place them along two points in space’
Not one for fighting heroes by choice, Anglette prefers to use her abilities to make a quick exit when things are not turning out her way.
Name: King Pluto
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #16 (1946)
Creators: H.G Peter and Joye Hummel
Abilities: A collection of flying black horses which can travel through space. A magic fork which allows him to control the planet pluto. Command of a planetary population of hooded wraiths. Can sense the existence of women who wish to commit suicide.
Backstory: Ruler of the planet Pluto which exists within a realm of outer space where the connection between ones soul and body are tenuous enough that they can become separated.
King Pluto ruling a realm of eternal ice, cold, and darkness was a cold and bitter fellow. Fearing the darkness and despising the cold, King Pluto would constantly demand his minions keep fires going to keep him from experiencing cold and darkness.
Able to somehow just know when a woman is wishing for death from a life of abject suffering from events such as a terrible grades in a college finals exam, King Pluto would journey to Earth on his chariot of magic horses, kidnap the one wishing for death, carry them back to his home planet of Pluto, separate the soul from the body, toss the body in an ice flow to keep it alive, and use the glimmering soul as a light source to keep his kingdom alit.
Souls being an eternal source of light, King Pluto would keep a collection of souls about solely for the purpose of giving life to his cold planetary realm. If he was to kill the body then they would become statues giving off eternal life.
If he was to dissolve their souls (because souls are water soluble) then the soul fluid would become a forever glowing liquid which could fill bulbs to provide light. Their bodies becoming the wraiths which populate his world and have consciousness of their own.
Motivated by the desire to make the planet Pluto a place of perpetual light and warmth, King Pluto didn’t care who had to suffer to make this a reality.
Name: Liar Liar
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #759 (2020)
Creators: Mariko Tamaki and Mikel Janin
Abilities: Psychic abilities to control the minds of others and make them see what she wants them to see. Nanomachine implants which increase the power of her psychic abilities.
Backstory: Daughter of Maxwell Lord. Emma Deropalis is a young girl who accidentally came into her powers one day when she ordered her mother to kill herself. Causing her to perform a head on collision with a truck with her inside. A fit of anger born from discovering the identity of her father and that it had been kept a secret from her.
Suffering a severe severe concussion along with other injuries. The accident would cause Emma Deropalis to suffer from multiple issues including schizophrenia and epilepsy. Causing her to suffer from delusions and scew her sense of reality.
Knowing that her father was alive and really the super terrorist Maxwell Lord who had murdered thousands in an attempted coup to conquer the world, Emma Deropalis would initially do whatever she could to aid him only to discover the truth. That she was unwanted.
For despite her belief that her mother hid the truth from her, Emma discovered her father had been aware all the while and wanted nothing to do with her. For she could never be a member of the Lord family if she did anything for anyone else or had any sense of compassion or kindness.
Taking on the moniker of ‘Liar Liar’, Emma would dedicate herself to killing her worthless father. Using his own technology to upgrade her abilities.
wait her pants aren’t on fire?!
We only actually see her in stockings and skirts. I believe she escapes the flammable garment issue by avoiding them all together~
Name: Professor Toxino
First Appearance: Sensation Comics #52 (1946)
Creators: H.G Peter and Joye Hummel
Abilities: Decent chemistry abilities. Talented insect breeder. Creation and possession of ‘Red Winged Flies’ insects whose bite turns people into murderous criminal maniacs.
Backstory: A somewhat talented chemist who was doomed to eternally be lost in the shadow of Professor Chemico, the greatest scientist in the world! Attempting to apply to work at the same university as Professor Chemico which ended in failure. He submitted a plasma which would supposedly benefit the military only for it to be found out as worthless.
Frustrated by the fact that nobody saw his chemistry abilities as having much merit, Toxino dedicated his efforts towards breeding insects with unique properties such as his ‘Red Winged Flies’ a red winged insect with wings more in common with a butterfly, its bite would drive people into a murderous rage, developing into a strange form of manic madness wherin those bitten would initially try to murder anyone and everyone in a blind rage, developing to a sort of manic murderous camaraderie in which those bitten would recognize one another and begin to cooperate to cause more murder.
Carrying a sack of flies with him at all times for whenever he felt the urge to toss one at someone and watch them become a murderous killer, Professor Toxino wished to have his revenge on anyone and everyone he believed wronged him no matter how false that claim truly was.
Name: Queen Flamina
First Appearance: Sensation Comics #71
Creators: Joye Hummel and H.G Peter
Abilities: Body temperature of over 10,000 degrees. Rules over The Sun. Commands an army of trillions of sun warriors. Posession of guns, mega-sunfauna, and ‘the flaming sun trap’. Immunity to heat. Ability to live and thrive on the suns surface.
Backstory: Ruler of the entire SUN. Queen Flamina rules under an uncountable number of five foot tall sun people who live across the surface of the sun which is otherwise populated by megafauna native to the sun.
Living within shining cities and making use of incredible advanced technology, Queen Flamina ruled with absolute power on the one place in the solar system that none would ever dare to invade.
However! Queen Flamina not trusting the war-like Earth, would view them as a terrible threat who may one day destroy the sun itself! Thus taking advantage of the Earths withering ozone layer, she would plot for the moment it failed to send her people to invade the Earth. For should even one of the suns populace enter Earths atmosphere, they would burn away anything and everything across its surface. Scouring the Earth of all life.
Name: Astarte, Emperess of the Silver Snake
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #252 (1978)
Creators: Jack Harris and Jose Delbo
Abilities: Immortality as an unliving spectre. Command of the ‘silver snake’ which can destroy spacecraft by coiling it or firing ‘venomous lasers’ from its nose.The ability to ‘burn out ones soul’ with laser eyes. Standard laser eyes. Flesh and blood immortality. Commands an army of space Amazons. Possesses a swarm of silver snakes which can fly and consume all life on a planet. Power armor which can grant increased strength and ability. Amazonian super strength. Laser gun haver. Sky Kanga rider.
Backstory: Originally possessing the name of ‘Diana’, Astarte was the sister of Hippolyta. A fellow Amazon who followed their beliefs until Heracles struck, slaying Diana during his attack upon them.
Following and watching over Hippolyta and the Amazons as they fought their way to freedom and made their escape, the ghost of Diana would feel herself fading away as the centuries passed by until drawn to the stars, she left the Earth and traveled through space. The starlight empowering her and keeping her from fading from existence.
Over the thousands of years, her memories began to fade, recalling only that she sought the stars and thus took on the name ‘Astarte’ until discovering a strange and mystical asteroid of gold and silver, she entered it, emerging with a physical body once more.
Overjoyed to once again be ‘alive’ Astarte wished for a means of returning to Earth switfly and born from that same asteroid was a snake made from silver which would carry her across space so she might return to the Earth.
When she arrived however, she found she could not enter Earths atmosphere without perishing. But discovered Wonder Woman. For when Hippolyta created her child, she named Diana after her sister and shaped the young Amazon in her image.
Astarte unaware of this, thought Diana to be her own body. Now possessed by some sort of poltergeist. Thinking that if she could somehow drive Wonder Woman out of her body, Astarte would live once more as Diana and return to her old life!
The poor Amazon driven to madness from death and millenia of isolation would terrorizr the space around Earth destroying spacecraft and sattilite, trying to lure out Wonder Woman to confront her.
Post crisis would reimagine Astarte as an Amazon who kidnapped in place of Hippolyta three thousand years ago as one of one hundred women from the Earth by a race of space Amazons, would undergo a tormentuous existence for millenia that warped her mind and twisted her beliefs until she was cold hearted, sadistic and blood thirsty.
Becoming their leader, she would repurpose the Space Amazons who used to nomadiclly travel from world to world and conscript those to join them and learn their ways. Now, they would harvest whole worlds. Choosing the strongest to join them and processing all other life into sustenance to feed an ever expanding space fleet which would destroy every world in their wake.
They would use parasitic silver snakes which could consume any organic matter then process those same snakes to be used for ‘the slurry’ to feed the space amazons. This combined with advanced technology harvested from countless worlds over many millenia made Astarte a force to be reckoned with.
The Rebirth era would reimagine Astarte as a far less villainous persona. Instead this depiction of Astarte was a space faring Amazonian errant knight who sought out knowledge and aiding those in need.
Only to tragically meet her end in battle against an army of demons, sacrificing herself to seal the gates so they may never escape.
I have a question for people~
Now, one of Wonder Womans villains is a guy named Warhead. Hes obsessed with weapons and has a very distinctive design.
Now in Superfriends a year later there was another character who was also named Warhead who was similarly obsessed with weapons and well…His head.
I am unsure whether or not the two of them are the same character and on the wild chance that anyone else might be more familiar with this particular bit of character lore or had two cents to toss in, id appreciate some insights.
Name: The Morrigan (Anann, Bellona, and Enyo)
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #605 (2010)
Creators: J. Straczynski, Phil Hester, Don Kramer, Eduardo Pansica, Daniel Hdr
Abilities: God-like power and immortality. Ability to raise the dead as their servants. Power to transform their followers and grand them powers. Mastery of combat. Possesses incredible armies and artifacts.
Backstory: A trio of goddesses of war who claimed the moniker of the Celtic goddess of war as the banner under which they operated. The Morrigan were minions of Nemesis who having grown so greatly in power that she threatened the destruction of the multiverse itself.
Wishing to survive what they saw as the inevitable doom of all things, they threw in their lot with the anthropomorphic personification of vengeance itself who embodies every wish for revenge ever made across all of time and space.
Thus the Irish goddess Anu, the Greek goddess Enyu, and the Roman goddess Bellona would unite in order to carry out the will of nemesis. Raising a massive army, they would seek to slaughter the Amazons. Murder Hippolyta and Philipus. Destroy anyone and everyone that Diana cared about.
All in an effort to make Diana to become driven by vengence, turning her into a puppet. An avatar of the goddess Nemesis. So that she may bring about vengence on all and destroy anything and everything.
With numerous minions from centaur, to minotaurs. Immortal Spartans and thousands of modern day soldiers. The Morrigan had the resources and the power to become a most terrible enemy for Wonder Woman.
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #145 (1999)
Creators: Eric Luke and Mathew Clark
Abilities: Powers of seduction. Can shapeshift into what ones heart desires. Can materialize a giant knife out of thin air to stab someone in the back with. Ability to control emotions.
Backstory: The ‘assassin of the heart’ Disdain was one of the children of Chronus. Created to aid him in carrying about his vengeance on the heavens themselves.
As each of these children of Chronus were created as a weapon against particular aspects of an individual, Disdain was a weapon against the heart. Created to manipulate and control. To create a weakness and an opening to exploit in her enemies.
While others charge onto the battlefield openly letting blood, Disdain would use her powers to know who matters most to someone, take their form, and lure them into a moment of unsuspecting ease which she would exploit to shiv them to death.