Wonder Woman: Encyclopedia of Villains

Name: Volcano Prophet
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #70 (1954)
Creators: Robert Kanigher and H.G Peter
Abilities: Vast wealth. Professional con artist. Possession of intense chemical explosives. Commands a group of henchmen.

Backstory: A criminal mastermind with a genius get rich quick scheme. The Volcano Prophet was a man who devised a means of using chemical explosives to reignite dormant and even extinct volcanoes, causing terrible eruptions which would level whole areas.

Upon devising this, the Volcano Prophet came up with a scheme in which he would claim to have precognition, foretelling that a volcano would errupt before causing it to happen. Once he built up a reputation and credability, he would then demand money to foretell when a disaster would occur, demanding regular payments to remain on retainer.

Should a nearby community fail or refuse to pay him further, he would simply ignite the volcano, causing it to destroy said community, encouraging others to continue their payments for fear that the volcanoes would errupt without warning. Unaware that it was all an elaborate extortion scheme.

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Name: King Gwyn
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #776 (2021)
Creators: Micheal Conrad, Becky Cloonan, Jordie Bellaire, and Paulina Ganucheau
Abilities: Fae magic. Can place people to sleep by blowing on them. Commands an army of the fae. Spear haver. Operates on fairy logic. The ability to freely travel across all planes and worlds in the multiverse and beyond.

Backstory: Formerly the high fae leader of the royal battalions of Elfhame. King Gwyn claimed the throne when his queen was tragically murdered by the Roman god Janus despite the objections of the queens sister Argona.

Declaring himself to be acting for his home and people, King Gwyn would rouse their lands armies and begin kidnapping children from across realities, replacing them with changlings who would establish beach heads in other worlds, while the abducted children would be drafted into the fae armies to fight for their cause.

For King Gwyn was driven by a desire to have his revenge upon the queen killer, and a desire to see his people and land safe. Both goals in his mind being best accomplished by making Elfhame an expansive empire which would spread across realities, conquering worlds in pursuit of the murderer while at the same time ensuring that Elfhame would never fall.

Aided by his brother Glyndwr, King Gwyn would stop at nothing to accomplish his goals. Goals which were muddied by the small detail known to few that Janus was carrying out this murder spree across realities in a guise meant to make her look like Wonder Woman.

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Name: Takeo Ishida
First Appearance: Wonder Woman tv series SE:2 EP:3
Portrayed by: Yuki Shimoda
Abilities: Powerful telekinesis. Sword haver.

Backstory: But a child when World War 2 occurred. Ishida was a Japanese American whose whole family was forced into an internment camp along with himself purely because of their ethnicity along with thousands of other American citizens whose property was seized and sold off to fund military operations.

His parents dying in the camp by the actions of the abusive soldiers who kept them imprisoned, Takeo Ishida and his brother would attempt to escape through the mine field which had been set up around the camp, only for his brother to be caught in an explosion. Looking back to see Wonder Woman cradling the limp form of his brother. Blaming Wonder Woman for his brothers apparent death.

The youth would continue to flee, eventually escaping to Mexico. From there eventually crossing the ocean to Japan after the war ended where he would go on to change his name to Taan Osida and taking up landscape painting, becoming a world renowned artist in the process.

Over time developing psychic powers which he made no secret of, Ishida would recieve offers from scientist Doctor Wilson who wanted to research his psychic abilities.

Seeing this as an opportunity, Ishida would return to the states and purchase his family home, spending years attempting to reclaim his families heirlooms which had been stolen and sold off over the years.

Developing his psychic abilities to incredible heights, Ishida swore to get revenge upon Wonder Woman who he blamed for his brothers death.


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Name: Mona Menise
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #30 (1948)
Creators: Joye Hummel and H.G Peter
Abilities: The ability to command men to do her bidding through song. Demolition driver.

Backstory: Millennia past, a group of Sirens would sing their song of temptation, driving ships to crash onto the rocky reefs which were their homes. Punished for this, they would be transformed into trees so they could bring no harm to humanity. Years would pass, and one of those trees would be found and used by a carpenter to make a wooden bracelet. Unaware that this bracelet would grant its wearer the powers of the Sirens for it contained the soul of Parthenope.

Mona Menise, daughter of army general Menise was madly in love with Steve Trevor who she developed a crush for when she was but a small child and he was a new recruit into the military. Driven to a jealous rage at his complete indifference to her efforts to romance him and his undivided love and attraction to Wonder Woman, Mona would seek to kill her rival in love and either make Steve love her…Or PERISH!

Obtaining the siren bracelet which would allow her to command mens minds by singing, Mona was able to raise an army to carry out her will.

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Name: Arthur Chapman
First Appearance: Wonder Woman tv series SE02 EP09
Portrayed by: Roddy Mcdowel
Abilities: Master of all sciences. Commands an army of peace hungry militants. Ability to hijack all forms of communication. Possesses a laser which can be beamed anywhere on the Earth to create a volcano of any size or scale. Headquarters possessing energy comparable to over a thousand atomic bombs.

Backstory: American scientist of world wide renown. Chapman was a man who dedicated his life towards heralding peace and bettering the world. Having worked first for the OSS, then the Science Research Institute, then NASA, Arthur Chapman invested thirty five years of his life in the scientific fields striving to better the world.

However Arthur would soon enough discover that all of his hard work and scientific endevors which were meant to help people were instead being weaponized by the American military who took his inventions which were meant for peace, only to use them for war.

Protesting this and demanding more effort be done towards bettering the world, Arthur would only be mocked. Commanded to continue pumping out better weapons of mass destruction so that the war mongers of the American military could continue destroying as much of the world as they could.

Disillusioned with this, Arthur would wash his hands of the scientific community and deciding that the governments of the world benefited from a dystopia and had no wish to see the world prosper, he would take matters into his own hands and force the world to embrace peace!

Thus basing himself out of Baha, California and uniting thousands of like minded individuals who also wished to see the world embrace peace, Chapman would proceed to hollow out a mountain to be used as an elaborate secret lair wherin he would invent a laser which could create controlled volcanoes at any point in the world.

He could make his volcanoes as large as a house or the size of a city. Controlling how long they would errupt and even turn them dormant on command.

Arthur Chapman would bring peace to the world whether they wanted it or not.

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Name: Red Dragon
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #283 (1981)
Creators: Gerry Conway and Jose Delbo
Abilities: Mastery of martial arts. Charismatic ability to turn people, convincing them to join his massive army. Advanced brainwashing tecniques. Commands an army of robot red dragons. Possession of brilliant scientists and advanced technologies. Possession of nuclear missiles.

Backstory: The so called next emperor of China. Red Dragon was a terrorist cult leader with delusions of grandeur who pined for the days of ancient imperialist China, declaring it to be the golden age of the world.

Claiming himself to be in some way descended from the same bloodline as one of Chinas imperial line of the past, Red Dragon drew to him numerous individuals who were swayed by his rhetoric and would die for his cause. Wishing to bring about the China which the Red Dragon promised.

Based out of a secret lair deep in the mountains and commanding not just his army of henchmen but nuclear missiles which can wipe out whole cities, and seemingly unstoppable robot red dragons, the Red Dragon was determined to carry out his goals of conquering China and remaking it in his image.

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Name: Count Cagliostro
First Appearance: Wonder Woman the TV series SE02 EP15 (1978)
Portrayed by: Dick Gautier
Abilities: World renowned stage magician. Well regarded teacher of the art of illusion. Skilled con artist. Possesses the means to temporarily turn lead into gold.

Backstory: Descendant of Alessandro Cagliostro, Count Cagliostro was a world renowned stage magician who was considered the greatest talent in the industry of the modern day. Having trained much of the newer talents and regularly selling out every show, Count Cagliostro was seemingly above reproach.

However unbeknownst to most, the Cagliostro bloodline have secretly been supervillains since the 1800s. With every descendant of Alessandro Cagliostro driven by a desire to have revenge upon the world which vilified their ancient ancestor.

Trying time and again to plunge the world into chaos, every descendant of the Cagliostros would be evil itself. One who would have brought the world to its knees were it not for the efforts of Wonder Woman time and time again over the centuries to foil their efforts.

The latest in that line would discover the scientific research of Doctor Hutchinson, a modern day alchemist who had developed a means of changing base metals into different metals through a combination of chemical baths and radiation treatments.

However said alterations were temporary and would over time break down, reverting the altered metal into its original state. Deaming his efforts a failure, Doctor Hutchinson would abandon his work, writing a paper on it to reveal its failure, never realizing that it could be misused for evil, as during those first days of transformation, it was impossible to differentiate the transformed metal from the real thing.

Thus Count Cagliostro intended to swindle the world by flooding the market with lead which had been transformed into gold and use his talent for stage magic to dissappear with bags of cash as the economy fell into turmoil with the aid of his villainous stage hands and blindly faithful apprentices.

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Name: King Neptune
First Appearance: Comic Cavalcade #9 (1944)
Creators: William Marston and H.G Peter
Abilities: Olympic level swimmer. Possession of rebreather masks which allow one to recycle the ocean into breathable air. Electric tridents which emit paralyzing ‘electric flames’. Possession of ‘Nepenthe’ a draught which erases ones memories to make them forget their past. Massive submarine base which is disguised as an island. Army of trained swimmer which rival her in ability. Heavy explosives which can be fastened to a ships hull.

Backstory: An olympic athlete who turned to a life of crime, Leona Masters was a multiple gold medalist who had gained great recognition as ‘the Mermaid Queen’ for her incredible ability to perform.

However after being barred from the Olympics for ‘breaking training rules’ and having her successes stripped from her, Leona Masters swore revenge!

Thus using the fortune she had amassed by riding her fame, Leona commissioned a submarine disguised to look like an island, she would proceed to enlist a number of women who were sympathetic to her cause and train them to swim and dive like she could.

Soon outfitting the lot of them with explosives, electric tridents, nets, and rebreathers, the lot of them would assume disguises in order to commit their crimes with none the wiser.

Leona would done a costume to make herself look like the Roman god of the sea, King Neptune. With her minions donning swimming skirts which could be zipped up to give the appearance of mermaid tails.

Thus they would fasten explosives to the bottom of ships, detonate them remotely, to send them to the ocean floor, and capture any survivors, forcing them to drink ‘Nepenthe’ a draught of forgetfullness so they would be more willing to join her cause.

Then it was simply a matter of plundering the ship wreckage and then they would be off on their way to their next target as pirates of the sea disguised as lords of the deep.

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Name: Cassandra
First Appearance: Wonder Woman tv show SE03 EP07 (1978)
Portrayed by Joan Van Arc:
Abilities: Time travel. Advanced scientific knowledge. Awareness of events as they will occur. Expert historian and librarian.

Backstory: Hailing from the year 2155 on the day of November 10th. A future where after humanity destroyed its atmosphere and wiped out all life outside of their hastily crafted dome cities they realized the errors of capitalism and greed, abandoning such concepts as money to focus on supporting the human condition.

Having been brought in to help develop a time machine for educational purposes, Cassandra saw her chance to live her dreams and thus programmed in a master overide into the time machine coded ‘W9648’ which catapulted her backwards in time to the 1970s, intent on using her historical knowledge to aquire successful companies in the past before they became huge successes, and be the first to discover vast wealth such as ‘Cadmium 90’ an element which would not be discovered for a hundred years.

Confident in the knowledge that in the distant past she would not have to encounter Wonder Woman like she did in her own time.


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Name: Great Blue Father
First Appearance: Comic Cavalcade #10 (1945)
Creators: William Marston and H.G Peter
Abilities: Expert Biologist. Expert Chemist. Inventor of the ‘moron hormone’ elixer. Through variations on his elixer he can compel obedience, reduce the mental faculties of others, and cause temporary amnesia.

Backstory: Protus Plasm was a brilliant biologist who was considered one of the greatest minds in the field. Contracted to do work for the Government, Protus loved the money they gave him, but despised being told what to do.

Thus Professor Protus Plasm would take to committing practical jokes on government officials through use of his behavioral altering serum. For he was able to isolate the hormones in the brain which cause stupidity by studying politicians for whom the hormone exists in greater quantities.

Anyone who imbibed his ‘moron hormone’ elixer would find their mental faculties reduced to that of a playful child. With a compulsion to refer to Protus Plasm as ‘daddy’

However Protus Plasm would eventually be fired for his antics, leading to him donning the guise of ‘Great Blue Father’ so that he could cause havoc by targeting politicians, government officials, and anyone who did not take him seriously.

With a number of henchmen who were made obedient through a variation on his moron hormone elixer which compelled them to do ‘whatever daddy tells them’ the Great Blue Father would cause havoc for no reason other than finding the whole thing hilarious.

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Name: William Bernard Havitol
First Appearance: Wonder Woman tv series SE02 EP17
Portrayed by: Ross Martin
Abilities: Worlds foremost mind in computer engineering and true AI construction. Gun haver. Skilled torturer of robotic life. Commands a frankenstien’d mega computer which could potentially control the world.

Backstory: Considered one of the worlds greatest minds, William Havitol was the computer engineering genius whose work led to the creation of fully sentient computers which now operated across the globe.

With many of the worlds most powerful institutions relying on artificial intelligence’s to manage their day to day operations, Havitol became convinced that he in turn deserved to be ruler of the world.

Thus the evil genius spent years plotting and planning before carrying out an operation of kidnapping the sentient machines which ran the world and using an array of devices and programs meant to torture them until they complied.

After which it was simply a matter of connecting them to his master computer which would grant him access to all of their knowledge and abilities, with his plan being to obtain complete control over every missile launch code. Every bank account. Every byte of data across the world, making it bend to his will!


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Name: Dalma
First Appearance: Comic Cavalcade #12 (1945)
Creators: Joye Hummel and H.G Peter
Abilities: Amazonian strength, speed, and abilities.

Backstory: One of the Amazons of Paradise Island, Dalma was plagued by a most terrible obsession with men and interest in the outside world. Plotting to leave the island despite the command from the goddess Aphrodite which forbid any Amazon aside from their champion from leaving, Dalma would concoct a most devious plan to make her escape.

Convincing a number of Amazons that it would be fun to remove their bracelets and pretend they were making a break for it using Sky Kanga, Dalma would steal one of the invisible jets and flee to one of the cities in America.

Removing her bracelets and obtaining local attire, Dalma would proceed to punch her way through any situation, intend on breaking heads left and right in her quest to obtain a gaggle of lotharios to serve at her beck and call.

However jealous of Wonder Woman, Dalma would also find herself desperate to upstage Wonder Woman, even going so far as to plot her demise in order to prove herself better…

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Name: Anti Electric
First Appearance: Comic Cavalcade #27 (1948)
Creators: William Marston and H.G Peter
Abilities: Ability to create and operate an ‘anti electric dynamo’, allowing him to remotely deactivate any specific electrical signal worldwide for an indefinite period of time. Can target the electrical impulses within an individuals brain, deactivating them to render the individual braindead.

Backstory: Keen was a wealthy and greedy industrialist who was president of the international railway company. Ever hungry for more money, power, and influence, he sought to purchase the entirety of the company from its share holders so that he could continue his never ending quest for more.

However being refused, Keen would plot to force them to see things his way, leading to him creating a room sized ‘anti electric generator’ which would let him remote deactivate any electrical devices on any scale from anywhere in the world.

Thus donning the costume and moniker of ‘Anti Electric’ he would demand complete control of companies shares and stocks. First targeting his own railway which had been denied to him for so long, followed by telephone companies, electrical grids, even airlines whose planes plummeted without power.

Anti Electric cared not one iota for the suffering of others so long as he was able to hoard money and power. And if anyone refused him, Anti Electric could deactivate the electrical impulses in their brains, killing them.

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Name: Erica Belgard
First Appearance: Wonder Woman tv series SE01 EP06 (1976)
Portrayed by : Gretchen Corbett
Abilities: Possesses a doctorate in animal behavioral science. Can turn animals into her willing minions, willing to do her bidding. Possession of a powerful gorilla.

Backstory: Daughter of the world famous animal scientist Doctor Belgard who had proven that any animal could be made obedient to humans with the right training and stimulus, Erica followed in his footsteps, learning everything he knew because the idea of forcing creatures much more powerful than herself to do her bidding was to great a temptation to resist.

However while her father advanced his work with good intentions, Erica would use them for…Evil. Thus when World War 2 started, Erica would ally herself with the nazis and train animals through the use of electrical shocks delivered directly into the brain, programming animals to obey her every command.

Thus she would use animals in assassinations, kidnappings, planting explosives, and other tasks for the nazi cause.

However wishing to prove the worth of her project, Erica would capture a mountain gorilla in Africa which she named ‘Gargantua’ envisioning a gorilla army using gorilla warfare to decimate armies who were unaware of what was going on until it was to late. The prototype to her plan to help the nazis conquer the world with an animal army.


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Name: Crime Brain Doone
First Appearance: Comic Cavalcade #29 (1948)
Creators: Joye Hummel and H.G Peter
Abilities: Commands the nations criminal organization. Owns a private silent plane. Controls the Thinking Machine which can solve any problem be it by answering questions, teleporting matter, or controlling the minds of others.

Backstory: Crime boss of the criminal underworld, Crime Brain Doone was a so called ‘big brain criminal’ whose gimmick was owning a cargo plane which ran silently, so he could fly in, load it full of stolen goods, and fly away.

Upon hearing of Professor Calculus and his ‘Thinking Machine’ which could solve any problem, Doone proceeded to steal the machine and kidnap Professor Calculus, forcing him to operate the machine for him.

Thus Big Brain Doone had a machine which could solve any problem. Even altering reality itself to force things and people to change in a way to resolve a problem presented to it.

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Name: Mariposa
First Appearance: Wonder Woman tv series SE02 EP14
Portrayed by: Henry Gibson
Abilities: Obscene amounts of wealth. Countless minions willing to do anything for a paycheck. Uncanny ability to survive seemingly any sort of certain doom and lie low after being presumed dead, only to rise from the grave.

Backstory: Marion Mariposa was an eccentric multi billionaire who became convinced that he was the ruler of a fictional nation of his own creation called ‘Marapazalia’

Designing a flag, a national anthem, filling out history books of its centuries long history, detailing the rich culture of a country which only existed within his own mind, Mariposas obsession would have probably been either written off as a quirk or became cause for mental health treatment. That is, were it not for his obscene wealth and willingness to spend it in order to prove himself right.

Thus Marion would buy up properties across the world claiming them part of the domain of Marapazalia. He would demand other nations sign trade agreements with his own, send people in his employ to the United Nations to speak on his nations behalf, and push to have his own athletes entered into the olympics.

However time and again Mariposas efforts to have Marapazalia formally recognized as an official nation would be rebuffed, Leading to him declaring war on the world.
Using paid assassins, hired mercenaries, and evil scientists in search of a paycheck, Mariposa would declare war on the world using his vast wealth to get his way.

However whenever he would fail in these efforts and seemingly die, Mariposa would pop back up months later having rebuilt again, pushed once again for Marapazalias recognition again, been rebuffed again, and once again attempt to force the world to give in to his demands.

His seemingly endless amount of wealth focused towards trying to make the world acknowledge Marapazalia as the greatest nation on the globe.

All the while he would be on the look out for his arch nemesis Diana Prince and her sidekick Wonder Woman.


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Name: Raymond Manta
First Appearance: Wonder Woman tv series SE02 EP04
Portrayed by: Charles Ciofi
Abilities: Commands a massive multi billion dollar munitions and medicine business. Thousands of well armed mercenaries under his command. Leads ‘I.C.O.P.E’. Gun haver.

Backstory: Leader of the ‘international Corporate Oligarchy Power Elite’ or I.C.O.P.E, A group of wealthy individuals who control the worlds economy and control the worlds nations like puppets on a string to bend to dance to the tune of their checkbooks.

The man said to be ‘as deadly as a manta’ Raymond Manta was a celebrated gun lover who never carried less than three guns on his person and lived upon his own private islands hidden away in international waters where none may find him during his moments of rest.

When he is not hidden away in his private island paradise with the most talented mercenaries and advanced weaponry that money can buy, Raymond Manta was a celebrated war profiteer who created the ‘Four Horsemen’ business model.

After the natural ‘rising of escalations’ as he sells progressively more dangerous weapons to both sides of a conflict, leaking all the way the advanced weaponry that the opposing side has until the inevitable tensions boil over, resulting in large scale war.

This would then lead to famine and pestilence in those war torn regions, leading to Raymond Manta selling food and medicine to the survivors. And of course death which had so many ways to eke out a profit on its own.

Reveling in the fact that no government could touch him for fear of the rest of the world coming down on them and the economy economy collapsing in on itself, Raymond Manta gleefully did whatever he wanted with no fear of consequence.

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Name: Silas Lockheart
First Appearance: Wonder Woman tv series SE3 EP09 (1978)
Portrayed by: Nicolas Coster
Abilities: Lots of money. Hired help. Owns high concentration explosives which can sink ships with ease. Commands a trained navy SEAL dolphin. Expert in evil real estate buyouts.

Backstory: Wealthy real estate developer who was obsessed with obtaining more and more wealth. Silas Lockheart aware that the Californian coast line was worth plenty of money and continuing to grow in price, sought to corner the market and grab it all up for himself, converting it all into over priced condos.

However with people refusing to sell by the droves likewise aware of their worth and his usual efforts of brow beating, bribery, and murder attempts failing him, he decided to concoct a plot which would grant him complete control of coast line properties~

Arranging to have his hired minions kidnap ‘Bluebeard’ the dolphin trained by the United States military to perform covert operations, Silas would have the dolphin fasten explosive devices to the hulls of ships, setting them to explode, sinking them beneath the waves.

For his plan was to create the worlds greatest ecological disaster and sink oil tankers, plunging the prices of coastal properties in the region to a fraction of their true worth, bankrupting his competition and allowing him to just swagger on in with the money to soon flow in.

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