First Appearance: Wonder Woman 8 (1944)
Creators: William Marston and H.G Peter
Abilities: Superhuman strength rivaling that of Wonder Woman. Armies of superpowered followers who obey her will. Master of a plethora of different weapons.
Backstory: Thousands of years in the past the mighty continent of Atlantis sat in the ocean smack dab between South America and Africa. However a terrible disaster caused the continent to sink beneath the waves which in the process led to the entire landmass being sealed in a bubble of cooled Magma, creating an underground kingdom of Atlantean descendants who survived without learning how to be fish.
In the modern day, the people of Atlantis continue to flourish with their land sealed off from the outside world save for the false volcano which poked out of the ocean, serving as the sole air funnel for the underground continent which allows them to live.
Upon this continent there were numerous nations since Atlantis was a continent and not a single country. The largest of which being the vile land of Venturia ruled by the tyrannical Queen Clea who desired to become the ruler of all of Atlantis, then the world!
Queen Clea like all women of the Atlantean nations was built taller than average, and possessed incredible strength rivaling that of the Amazons of Paradise Island, though not necessarily the skill to match. This in sharp contrast to the men of their nation which over millenia evolved to be two feet tall shrimpy fellows who struggle to do the most basic of physical labor.
Queen Clea was a viscious ruler who delighted in the suffering of others. Reveling as people fought to the death. Dining to the sight of people being murdered. Where the Amazons celebrated love and peace, Queen Clea championed war and cruelty. Forging a nation where such conciets were a second nature to its people who learned to share Cleas pleasure in torture and would follow the evil queen of the ‘Undersea Amazons’
With an entire nation of likeminded individuals with super strength, and a talent for drawing in villains such as Giganta and Cyborgirl to serve her villainous cause, Queen Clea was a dangerous leader of evil and a force to be reckoned with.