Wonder Woman: Encyclopedia of Villains

First Appearance: Wonder Woman 4 (1943)
Creators: Williams Marston and HG Peter
Abilities: Vengeful former slave and aviator with a grudge, a gun and a dagger.

Backstory: Mavis started as an innocent woman enslaved by Wonder Woman’s first recurring enemy, ruthless nazi spy, Paula von Gunther. Growing vengeful in her suffering, Mavis would ultimately prove herself a cunning adversary, determined to even the score.

After Paula von Gunther was found to be a victim of blackmail and artifice at the hands of the Nazis, she and her daughter, Gerta relocated to Themyscira to be free of the fascist regime; But without Paula having to face justice for her many war crimes, such as keeping slaves, Mavis sought revenge against her former captor and anyone who would come to her aide.

Once freed, she would ultimately side with the Nazis, and in order to gain retribution for the abuse and subjugation she had endured, Mavis (told Paula she hated her) then used Diana’s jet to sabotage Paula by kidnapping young Gerta and strapping Wonder Woman to a bomb.

Mavis was eventually caught by Wonder Woman and sent to Reformation Island to reside under the watchful eye of the Amazonian prison warden, Mala; However, she would later escape, seize control over Axis spy operations, trap Wonder Woman, and thinking it would leave Diana unprotected, remove her Bracelets of Submission. Unfortunately for Mavis, they aren’t only used to block attacks. By removing the mystical bracelets, meant to bring balance, she would unleash ALL of the mighty Amazon’s strength, sending her on a frenzied rampage. Which did not end well for Mavis.

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First Appearance: Wonder Woman 157 (1965)
Creators: Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru
Abilities: A massive, sentient egg and scientific criminal mastermind with advanced weaponry.

Backstory: One of the more distinctive characters in DC comics, Egg Fu, also known as Chang Tzu, is an anthropomorphic alien egg who dates back to the Silver Age. Like many characters of the era, there have been several incarnations over the years, all with varying backstories and alternate names, but all have maintained a scientific background and the same egg-shaped appearance. And although he would go on to serve as a villain or ally to an array of characters, and even become a member of the Great Ten, he was first a Communist agent, devious scientist and enemy of Wonder Woman.

Originally donning a mustache that doubled as a weapon for combat, he was first seen kidnapping Steve Trevor and turning him into a ‘human bomb’ to destroy an American fleet—a plan that would ultimately kill both Diana and Steve. Their remains are pieced together by Queen Hippolyta in a lab on Themyscira, but the residual damage to their bodies could only be reversed with anti-matter. He would later appear calling himself Egg Fu the Fifth, and later still, Dr. Yes.

Post-Crisis, Egg Fu was reintroduced as a mind-controlling super-genius computer revealed to be an accomplice to crimes of Apokolips. He would get another update during New 52, going by the name Chang Tzu. Again appearing as a giant egg, but now using a mechanical spider-like exoskeleton that contains a hidden armory. It was then that he formed The Science Squad, a group of the world’s most devious criminal masterminds. His base of operations is on Ooglong Island, with projects that included experiments on Metahumans.

This version would again reappear along with Wonder Woman during Dark Knights: Metal, and in various video games, but not before one more alteration, as a recurring character in Harley Quinn comics, his “real” name being Edgar Fullerton Yeung.

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Name: Rebla
First Appearance: Sensation Comics #11 (1942)
Creators: William Marston and H.G Peter
Abilities: Supreme scientific genius. Master diplomat. Talented politician. Savvy economist. Skilled athlete. Amazing dancer. Superhuman strength.

Backstory: On the planet Eros which was from the city of Joyalas palace of Judgement which was precided over by supreme mother judge Marya, society functioned as a meritocracy where those who were incapable would be placed in a prison where they did not have to work, and those who were capable would be given a life of constant work and responsibilities.

Rebla being recognized as one of the the most brilliant and talented individuals in the entire world, would be made supreme ruler of ‘Trans Mountainia’ and those Transians which reside within.

Given mountains of work which Rebla would finish promptly so she could enjoy her passions of fishing and developing new scientific breakthroughs, Rebla would be ‘rewarded’ with even more work on the basis that she was so talented that she could handle more.

Soon buried under work to the point that she had no free time to herself, Rebla strained under this, and threatened to go to war with the central government of her world if she was not given a moments respite. However her showing the capability of doing so was impressive enough to garner even MORE WORK.

Thus Rebla rebelled. Swearing to conquer the world so that she may use a position of supreme power and responsibility to give herself some rest.

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Wait this actually makes a lot of sense!

Just one question:

Why didn’t she use a sick day or a vacation day?


I don’t think it was ever established that sick days/vacations/days off existed in that society


Name: Abolith
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #28 (2017)
Creators: Shea Fontana and David Messina
Abilities: Invulnerability. Possesses a multitude of guns, grenades, knives, and other weapons of war. Combat military training. Peak physical strength.

Backstory: Ex military, Abolith had been a test subject for a government super serum in order to create a stronger better soldier. The serum changing his skin coloration and granting him invulnerability which allows him to shrug off bullets without effort and survive explosions.

For reasons unstated, Abolith went on to become a private mercenary. For the right amount of money he would go after any target and bring them down regardless of who they were.

Despite his newly gained physical abilities, Abothlith relied on his military training to dictate his combat style and strategies. Wielding a wide array of munitions and explosives, Abolith went into every job as though going into a war zone.

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Name: Baundo
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #28 (2017)
Creators: Shea Fontana and David Messina
Abilities: Sword haver. Kicking based martial arts. Possesses a harness which allows for teleportation.

Backstory: Mercenary for hire. Baundo plays up the identity of a great and mighty samurai warrior despite lacking any sign of this being true beyond an aesthetic level.

Despite appearances and that sword he carries around, his main gimmick of choice is the harness he wears which allows him to teleport about through unexplained means. Bouncing instantaneously around the battlefield in blinks with no known limit to the distances he can travel.

With a big smiley face painted onto his mask and a penchant for spouting random lines from famous books, Baundo reveled in annoying his targets.

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Name: Antonio Sazia
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #73 (1993)
Creators: William Messner Loebs and Lee Modder
Abilities: Gun haver. Commands a collection of robotic henchmen. Possesses a tiara which can transform him into a hulking fire breathing demon.

Backstory: Major crime boss who controls a large portion of Boston Massachusetts’ organized crime. Antonio Sazia is a man with a wealth of resources. From technologically advanced guns and robotic henchmen, to artifacts which can change his very form.

A divorcee who lost custody of his child after a messy divorce, Antonio would split his time to trying to reclaim his offspring legally and otherwise, and his efforts at finding new love to replace that which he lost.

A practical criminal. Antonio has little interest in tangling with superheroes or conquering the world. Instead beyond his more personal pursuits, Antonio Sazia was content using his wealth and influence to revel in riches, keep the law away with fistfulls of money, and live a life of luxury as he did so.

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Name: Julianna Sazia
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #84 (1994)
Creators: William Messner Loebs and Nathan Massengill
Abilities: Command of all of Bostons organized crime. Vast wealth and influence. Commands legions of henchmen and advanced technologies.

Backstory: Born Julianna HutÖff, Julianna had been a simple showgirl working out of Pittsburgh when she earned the attention of Tony Sazia the infamous mob boss. The two of them hitting it off and getting along swimmingly, Tony introduced Julianna to his work and eventually the two were wed.

Her husband being murdered on her wedding day, Julianna after recovering from the shock would reveal a keen and conniving mind. Working to carve control of Bostons criminal underworld for herself, and jealously guard it from all comers.

Avoiding death on numerous occasions thanks to a talent for reading a room and knowing when to play it safe, Julianna was a cautious sort who would hire supervillains to deal with bigger problems, and rely on technologies far beyond mortal comprehension if it kept the city firmly in her grasp.

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Name: Eviless
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #28 (1948)
Creators: Joye Hummel and H.G Peter
Abilities: Mastery of Saturnian sciences. Psychic ability to avoid notice. Commands an army of Saturnite soldiers and supervillains.

Backstory: Native to the planet Saturn, Eviless was an evil figure who was a firm believer in Saturns policies of enlightened self interest. Only doing something if it aided yourself. Enslaving others to your own benefit.

Part of the group which had aided Mephisto Saturno and Saturnette in trying to conquer Earth and later go so far as attempt to destroy it, Eviless would convince Wonder Woman to grant her and those Saturnians who were not Mephisto and Saturnette, amnesty on Reform Island to avoid the punishment they would face should they be returned to their homeworld in failure.

Thus what would start as seemingly a life of reformation was but the start of her plan. For escaping the Venus Girdles which compelled the wearers to not bring harm upon another individual, Eviless would reveal her true plan!

For Eviless wished to use not only her own Saturnian soldiers, but to also free Wonder Womans greatest and most unrepentant villains to serve and aid her in conquering the Amazons, claiming the island as her own, and making a profit while doing so.

They would agree, and thus Eviless founded ‘Villainy Inc ©’ The first supervillain group of its kind! Contributing her own keen leadership, alongside her alien knowledge, resources, and platoon of Saturnian soldiers trained in the ways of espionage, Eviless was a force to be reckoned with.

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Name: Saturna
First Appearance: Wonder Woman: Steve Trevor Special (2017)
Creators: Tim Seeley and Christian Duce
Abilities: Whip haver. Leads a militia of armored gun wielding minions. Flight. Necromancy.

Backstory: Leader of the ‘Crimson Men’ a doomsday militia consisting of cultists convinced that the world is doomed to perish in a great crisis signaled by red skies.

In a desperate effort to avoid this, Saturna and her Crimson men would continuously comb the Earth, committing any act no matter how heinous in order to acquire treasures and artifacts to ensure they would survive the crisis to come.

Saturna leading this group, would talk of dark elves and Valkyries, making comparisons as she used her own dark talents to further her dark cause. For Saturna was gifted in the necromantic arts. Capable of raising from the dead any who have perished to once more fight in her name as an undead horde.

Declaring survival above all, Saturna would do anything it took to remain alive.

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Name: King Midas
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #39 (1949)
Creators: Robert Kanigher and H.G Peter
Abilities: Possesses a vast and diverse fortune. Scepter haver. Ability to disguise himself as wealth. Possesses noxious gas.

Backstory: The so called ‘Master Miser of All Time’ and ‘The Modern Midas’. King Midas was a criminal kingpin whose entire modus operandi was to procure unmatched valuables of all sorts. Gold, Uranium, precious jewels, money in vast quantities in different currencies. He wanted a fortune in every conceivable way.

Not that he had any grand ambition for using this wealth in any way. Instead, he sought these treasures out purely for the sake of hoarding that wealth so he can proclaim himself the wealthiest in all the land.

Styling himself after King Midas and dressing up as royalty, King Midas would come up with elaborate plots in an effort to procure wealth. From grand robberies, to having henchmen marry wealthy elderly women.

His signature however, is disguising himself as a giant gold coin to smuggle himself into vaults, so that he and his henchmen might pilfer whatever ill gotten gains they can carry.

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First Appearance: Wonder Woman #611 (2011)
Creators: J. Michael Straczynski, Phil Hester, Eduardo Pansica, Don Kramer
Abilities: Commands the spirits of those who died crying out for vengence. Shapeshifting. Can fill a target with the need for vengence. Possesses a sword which embodying her power, will consume those stabbed by it with vengence to the point that Nemesis can claim their body for herself.

Backstory: Goddess and anthropomorphic personification of vengeance and violent justice. Nemesis was a nemesis of Wonder Womans who embodied every cry for vengeance across the multiverse. Aware of every wrong committed and experiencing every time someone is driven by a need for vengeance even long after their demise.

The number of people demanding vengeance surpassing the number of those still alive would drive Nemesis over the edge and thusly empowered by the demand for vengeance, Nemesis sought to conquer the heavens so that none my stop her from bringing an end to the suffering of the worlds.

Suffering which Nemesis sought to end by ending all life, so that she may finally know peace.

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Name: 10 of Spades
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #252 (1978)
Creators: Jack Harris and Jose Delbo
Abilities: Astronaut training. Ability to surf through the skies on a giant playing card. Gun haver. Charming personality.

Backstory: Astronaut who was part of the NASA space program in Houston Texas. Mike Baily joined the program at the same time as Diana Prince. Never aware that she was secretly Wonder Woman who was trying to move on with her life after the latest tragic death of Steve Trevor.

The two of them would find themselves hitting it off as they went through astronaut training together and took missions into space alongside one another. However while Mike Baily scored a 10 as rebound boyfriend material. He was also a perfect 10…Of EVIL!

For in fact despite having a career which most would envy, Mike Baily was part of a villainous group known as ‘the Royal Flush gang’ a band of fiendish criminals who themed themselves after playing cards.

Having the identity of ‘10 of Spades’ within the group, Mike Bailys primary role within the group was to provide intelligence. Rarely actually commiting crimes himself, Mike was aware of where rare and expensive NASA equipment was stored, and would provide the rest of the gang with intelligence for their location. Only acting himself when circumstances required the rest of his gang to serve as a distraction while he took the big prize.

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Name: Lira
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #34 (2009)
Creators: Gail Simone and Aaron Lopresti
Abilities: Flight. Super strength. Invulnerability. Mathmatical probability based precognition. Knowledgable about how to cause the greatest pain and project it into her victims.

Backstory: Cybernetic organism created by Professor Anthony Ivo. Lira was programmed with an experimental cruelty algorithm and made to experience joy from the suffering and agony of others.

Reveling in the use of her superior abilities to inflict permanent injuries upon her targets, and her psychosomatic pain drive which lets her project feelings of pain and agony into her victims so intense that it can cause death, Lira existed only to bring death and pain.

Getting involved with the supervillain keeper of death sports, Roulette. Lira would be a willing participant in her death matches. Reveling in the chance to bring about heinous and gruesome murder to people of all sorts in front of cheering crowds.

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Name: Major Bradley
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #247 (1978)
Creators: Jack Harris and Jose Delbo
Abilities: Military overseer of ‘Spy on Spy’ with command of their advanced resources. Controls thousands of armed soldiers. Access to advanced technologies. Access to dark magics of ancient evil.

Backstory: The secret commander of the counter counter counter intelligence agency ‘Spy On Spy’ whose focus and resources is meant to be entirely set upon spying on secret spy organizations across the world including those of America in order to keep track of how many there are and what they are up too.

In reality however, Major Bradley like much of the military complex, venerated and worshiped war itself and would funnel resources from the organization in order to funnel them towards his goal of bringing about an endless and perpetual war upon the world which would be never ending.

Discovering the sarcophagus of the all powerful ‘Dark Commander’, which sat beneath New York City, Bradley would set scientists towards the project of reviving it. His soldiers prepared to guard against any who would seek to stop him. Preparing dark magical rituals to aid in the Dark Commanders eventual return, to bring about a world ruled by war.

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Name: Dark Commander
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #248 (1978)
Creators: Jose Delbo and Jack Harris
Abilities: Incredible superstrength. Sword haver. Can cause earthquakes. Commands an army of demons.

Backstory: An ancient evil from ages past. The Dark Commander a million years in the past, was an all powerful dark demon which had lead a demonic army which swarmed the Earth.

Traveling endlessly across the world, the Dark Commander and his forces would continuously scour the lands. Murdering all in their wake. No place safe or untouched by their menace for long as they continued their endless travels across the world.

Slain through unknown means and sealed away in a tomb deep beneath the Earth in the hopes that his evils would never return to doom the world once more.

However for those who crave an endless parade of war and bloodshed, that which the Dark Commander promises is to great a temptation to resist, and his followers would seek to restore him to the realm of the living.

A being motivated soley through an unending need to go forward. To slay all in its way. Leading an army of like minded monstrosities who would leave the world barren.

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Name: General Gerald Kohler
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #2 (1986)
Creators: Greg Potter and George Perez
Abilities: High ranking official in the United States military with all the power and privilege this carries. Nuke haver. Blessings of Ares.

Backstory: Devout worshipper of Ares. Gerald Kohler was a soldier who reveled in slaughter and bloodshed. Held no shame or hesitance to carry out inhumane and unspeakable horrors upon innocents as an offering to the god of war.

Having served in the Vietnam war, Kohler would torture and slaughter civilians and captured soldiers. Offering their lives and suffering as sacrifice on the alter of Ares. In exchange, the god of war ensured Kohler would be viewed as a soldier of action whose every atrocity carried out in the name of Ares would be applauded instead of reviled.

Becoming a decorated soldier and rising through the ranks until he was a general in the air force, Kohler was well positioned to serve as an agent of Ares to carry out his commands. Be it working to recruit more to his cause within the ranks of the military complex. The quiet demise of someone whose efforts of peace worked against the wishes of war. To arranging off the book quiet genocides through the use of Americas vast stockpile of island destroying nukes.

In the name of Ares, Kohler will kill anyone who stands in the way of war.

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Name: George Yedziniak
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #32 (1989)
Creators: George Perez and Tom Grummett
Abilities: High ranking official in the United States military with all the power and privilege this carries. Nuke haver.

Backstory: Friend and ally to Gerald Kohler, George Yedziniak was a general in the United States military who rose through the ranks alongside Kohler after servicing in the Vietnam war and committing mass slaughter and torture of innocents for which he was acclaimed.

Unlike Kohler who did it in service of Ares and a devout worship of war, Yedziniak was motivated by a hatred of those who looked different from him and came from a different country. For in Yedziniak’s eyes, it was all about AMERICA.

A war hungry nationalist who wished to see anyone who didn’t agree with his line of thinking dead, Yedziniak viewed himself as a moral paragon even as he called for wholesale slaughter of anyone whose views clashed with his own.

A staunch voice against the Amazons and their ways of peace, he would do anything to see them dead.

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Name: Lady Lunar
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #252 (1978)
Creators: Jack Harris and Jose Delbo
Abilities: Moon based mind manipulation, allowing her to either force her victims to reveal their greatest secrets, or go into a mindless rage known as ‘Moon madness’ which can extend over the range of a city. Flight. Absolute command of gravity, from moving things with her mind, to making things and people have a gravity based attraction to one another. Can control the oceans tides and create tsunamis. unconscious projection of ‘Kryptonite aura’ while under a full moon. Astronaut training.

Backstory: Accomplished astronaut who went through NASA training alongside Diana Prince. Stacy Macklin was a friend and ally to Wonder Woman who aided her in battling the forces of Ares, and even became the champion of Athena for a brief time.

Things would change for Stacy however after a routine job of escorting a space shuttle which had been bathed in mysterious energies from a comet which had broken off from the moon from NASA warehouse in Houston, to STAR labs in Metropolis. For when the shuttle was struck by the light of a full moon, it caused Stacy Macklin to be possessed by a strange and mysterious force.

Declaring herself to be ‘Lady Lunar’, she had the memories of an ancient people who worshipped the moon as a sacred barren treasure which was divine by nature.

Armed with the awareness that humanity has set foot upon the moon, the entity known as Lady Lunar declared this to be the greatest sacrilege, and that humanity must DIE! Thus Lady Lunar would bend all of her effort towards attempting to exterminate humanity and make Earth ‘as barren and pox marked as the beautiful sacred moon!’

However this transformation was moon based in nature and the moment the sun would rise, Lady Lunar would vanish along with her powers, leaving behind Stacy Macklin with no memory or awareness of what she had been doing the moment the sun fell and the moon shown overhead.

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Name: Doctor Crawford
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #26 (2017)
Creators: Shea Fontana and Mirka Adolfo
Abilities: Skilled physician. Possesses barbed glove coated in sedative powerful enough to affect Wonder Woman. Amazonian super strength. Amazonian physical health.

Backstory: Medical professional appointed by the military to oversee the Argus agents and ensure they remain in peak physical condition. Doctor Crawford had been working with Wonder Woman for several years, having the opportunity to study Diana and her abilities extensively.

When she came down with the rare ‘Royer-Mays syndrome’ an incurable and fatal genetic disease which claimed her mother. The disease is signaled by coughing and deterioration of motor function, leading to an eventual deterioration of the mind itself. Doctor Crawford swore to fight it.

As luck would have it, Doctor Crawford would stumble across a cure when the military higher ups demanded she discover a way of using Wonder Womans DNA to create a super soldier serum. Realizing that this was her chance, Doctor Crawford took it, and hurriedly taking the serum directly from Dianas blood, Doctor Crawford injected herself with it.

In mere moments, Doctor Crawford gained the incredible physical strength inherent in all Amazons. However she did not contend with the side effects. For trying to tap into the blessings the Amazons possess through genetics and enhancing them came with dramatic effects on the mind.

Doctor Crawford would become violent, aggressive, and combative. Seeking battle and shrugging off injuries with an almost manic glee, Wishing to revel in her new found incredible strength and the glory of battle.

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Name: Hamilton Revere
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #29 (2017)
Creators: Shea Fontana and Inaki Miranda
Abilities: Skilled geneticist. Military backing. Possesses a platoon of soldiers with Wonder Womans abilities.

Backstory: Working for the Department of Defense with a cover as a kindly doctor who helps suffering orphans, Hamilton Revere was your garden variety nationalist who worshipped his nation as a a sacred thing who wished to see America…Conquer the world!

When the highest echelons of the department of defense decided to set this course, they would select Hamilton Reverse to work with Doctor Crawfords research and perfect it, in order to create super soldiers with all the power of Wonder Woman.

With the governments aid in setting mercenaries and assassins to go after Diana and her allies in an effort to create a cover story to keep the superhero community from asking questions, Hamilton Reverse under orders of the American government was determined to capture Wonder Woman alive and use her blood to create an army with her abilities. So that America can bring the world to heel.

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