Wonder Woman: Encyclopedia of Villains

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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Happy Wonder Woman Day, everyone! :wondersquadron1:

(@nuuninuunani , hoping you can post again now :smiling_face:)

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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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Name: Image-Maker
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #134 (1962)
Creators: Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru
Abilities: Immortality. Invulnerability. Intangibility. Can create an infinite number of any person or thing which exists to serve his will. Commands the mirror world and can alter its reality on a whim. Can freely travel to and from any mirror anywhere in the world and project from them an infinite number of his creations. Can pull others into mirror world, trapping them.


Backstory: Ruler of Mirror World, that realm of reflections which one views every time they gaze into a mirror. Image-Maker was a being with unlimited power over his domain. Capable of creating reflections of anything that ever was to populate a world which bent to his will and bidding.

Entirely invulnerable for there is no way to truly harm a reflection, Ageless for mirrors do not age. Image Maker was mirror world itself and capable of leaving it at his will or sending out his constructs to terrorize the world.

Seeking to conquer the realm which gazes into his mirror world, Image-Maker was a seemingly unstoppable.


In the rebirth continuity, Image-Maker would become convinced that Wonder Woman was a resident of mirror world herself and send his infinite armies of infinite Wonder Womans to try dragging her to Mirror World where he insists she belongs at his side.

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Name: Janus
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #774 (2021)
Creators: Micheal Conrad, Becky Cloonan, and Andy Macdonald
Abilities: Ability to freely travel between planes of existence. Possesses the ‘god scraper’ blade, allowing one to slay a god. Precognition. Knowledge of all past events. The ability to freeze time.


Backstory: The two faced Roman god of beginnings, past, transitions, endings, and future. Janus was a god of two minds on their view of the world, but united in their disgust of the present.

The Janus of the future and beginnings despised a world chained down to the past to the point of suffocation and wished to end it all, starting with a clean slate. Creating endless possible futures with no past to dictate where it must go.

The Janus of the past and endings despised the future. Despised change. Despised a world that moved on past Rome and the importance placed upon them. He wished to drive people to despise change and the future. Sought to manipulate events so that people would look back fondly on the past and seek an end to change itself.

With one blessed with precognition, allowing them to see all of the possible futures. Capable of traveling anywhere she wished and slaying gods.
The other blessed with knowledge of everything that had come to pass and the ability to stop time itself.

Both aspects of Janus were dynamically opposed to one another, but united in their hatred of the present.

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Name: David Allen
First Appearance: Wonder Woman TV series SE02 EP08
Portrayed by: Henry Darrow
Abilities: Hotel management. Well trained staff of criminals armed with sleep gas, drugged drinks, and chloroform bedding. Skilled Masseuse with the power of mind control massages. Espionage.


Backstory: Owner of the Allen hotel, A sophisticated getaway resort which was rather popular amongst politicians and high ranking members of the military. Possessing pools, tennis courts, a stable of horses, a sauna, and massage parlor, it had a reputation for being an exclusive hotel for the privileged elite.

Beneath this veneer of classy respectability however, David Allen ran a startlingly in depth espionage ring. With the help of his entire hotel staff who were all in on it, they would plot to uncover the secrets of their guests and create opportunities for David Allen to get his hands on them.

For the hotel manager had an unexplained power to mind control people through the power of massages. Allowing him to force his clients to unveil all of their secrets. Erase key points in his victims memories or alter them to suit his narrative. Even implanting post hypnotic suggestions, compelling them to do his bidding.

With these abilities, David Allen intended to sell off state secrets to the highest bidder, making himself a fortune.

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Name: Henry Roberts
First Appearance: Wonder Woman tv series SE03 EP04
Portrayed by: Roddy Mcdowell
Abilities: Neuro scientist. Can turn people into statues, frozen in time until he restores them.


Backstory: A talented neuro scientist with villainous ambitions, Henry Roberts would come to invent a wearable device which could produce a specialized electric current which would metamorph the human body into a statue.

Not needing to breath, unable to think, never aging, they would remain in this state until Henry produced a remote counter signal to reverse the effects.

Telling his friend the famous art critic Moreux about his invention, the two of them would concoct a plan to a life of crime. Thus they would hire henchmen who would be frozen into statues, with Moreux using his influence to hype up the art, with Henry assuming the identity of a talented sculptor. Then under the cover of night the statues would come to life, emptying museums of their most expensive treasures.

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Name: Lloyd Moreux
First Appearance: Wonder Woman tv series SE03 EP04
Portrayed by: Micheal Mcquire
Abilities: Professional art critic. Criminal mastermind.


Backstory: World renowned art critic and the true mastermind of a scheme in which Henry Roberts ‘turn people into statues’ technology was used for criminal larceny, Moreux was a villain with grand ambitions.

Coming to the conclusion that Wonder Woman was the greatest threat to crime itself and confident in the knowledge that many criminals would pay a fortune to see her out of the picture, Moreux plotted from the start to carry out their crimes with a focus on getting rid of Wonder Woman.

Thus focusing on stealing things based on the zodiac, Moreux was plotting to lure Wonder Woman into a trap so that she herself could become a statue to be sold to the highest bidder! To be sold off to the criminal underworld for a fortune greater than anything himself and Roberts could have made through museum heists.

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Name: Nicholas Carbone
First Appearance: Wonder Woman TV series SE03 EP05
Portrayed by: Micheal Delano
Abilities: Posesses the power of telepathy. Has the ability to erase the memories of those whose minds he reads, retaining any knowledge they lose. Can return memories he has stolen on a whim.


Backstory: Powerful psychic with a penchant for villainy, Nicholas had trained for years at the psychic institute to unlock his unique psychic power. Discovering that it was an ability which allowed him to read minds and steal memories from others, he realized this was an ability which was uniquely useful in committing crimes.

Thus faking his death to avoid detection as his abilities had been a part of government record, Nicholas would change his name to Nick Moreno and enter into a life of crime.

Having no grand ambitions or desires to use his powers for elaborate schemes, Nicholas fancied himself a contract villain and would play mercenary for hire. Going from criminal organization to criminal organization where he would revel in being well cared and catered for in exchange for erasing peoples memories and obtaining needed information…For a price.

Capable of taking days, weeks, even decades of someones memory with but a thought, Nicholas was a force to be reckoned with.

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Name: Angelique Mckenna
First Appearance: Wonder Woman TV series SE03 EP05
Portrayed by: Ellen Weston
Abilities: Disco dancing. Commands a disco themed crime cartel. Information broker. Business management.


Backstory: Owner of ‘The Sticks’ the biggest disco club in all of Washington DC, Angelique was famous for her business savvy, with her finger on the pulse of what was cool and hip.

Fostering a reputation for her disco club to serve only exclusive clientelle which would lead to people with influence in politics and the military frequenting her place of business, she would have her more chariasmatic minions reach out to members of the scientific community and lure them in on dates.

In reality, Angelique Mckenna was one of the greatest information brokers in the world. Her staff all trained in making marks feel calm and at ease. None the wiser as they revealed secrets which they shouldn’t have. Secrets which would be then sold to the highest bidder.

Employing Nicholas Carbone and using his abilities to steal scientific secrets from the minds of scientists who wouldnt be aware they even knew of such things, Angelique could in a sense sell secrets that not even those who thought them up would be aware of.

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