Wonder Woman: Encyclopedia of Villains

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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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.



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.


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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Name: Thackery
First Appearance: Wonder Woman tv series SE03 EP11
Portrayed by: Brian Davies
Abilities: The mannerisms and nature of an English lord. Commands a trained attack dog capable of defeating whole troops of mercenaries single handed. Servants willing to die to do his bidding.

Backstory: A self proclaimed man of culture, Thackery was a modern day English lord who had a battery of servants to do his bidding and a well kept manor house from which he operated a masterwork in counterfeiting operations.

Having a reputation for his talent in creating flawless printing presses for any currency and selling them to those willing to pay, Thackery lived a life of luxury, safe and secure as could be.

In large part this was due to his pet dog Rasputin. A trained super canine which was a master of martial arts, capable of defeating dozens of gun wielding goons without a scratch and carrying out complex missions to his master Thackery. Be it traveling across continents to deliver printing plates, to collecting money while losing tails, to phoning in regularly to recieve further instructions.

With a wealth made in forgery and stolen leprechaun gold, Thackery was a refined criminal of great self importance.

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Name: Vladamir Zukov
First Appearance: Wonder Woman TV series SE03 EP13
Portrayed by: Bo Brudin
Abilities: Expert spymaster. Ties to the black markets information network.

Backstory: Part of a secret branch within the Soviet Unions spy operations, Vladamir Zukov was a high ranking spymaster within their ranks.

Carrying out and organizing off the book espionage missions in order to weaken rival nations, Vladamir was a highly trusted operative within his government who had very little oversight, allowing him to do whatever he wished.

However Vladamir was not motivated by patriotism and rather by a love of money. Thus having made contact with the black market, Vladamir would sell any covert information he discovered for a pretty penny be it pertaining to an opposing nation, or his own. This would include munitions and even nuclear weaponry. Not hesitating to use his position and authority in order to line his own pockets.


Name: Sheldon Komo
First Appearance: Wonder Woman TV series SE03 EP13
Portrayed by: Hari Rhodes
Abilities: Genius scientist. Laser gun haver. Possesses a stealth atomic submarine. Possession of a ‘hologrophy device’ which allows him to project illusions into the sky from miles away. Ownership of ‘Captain Louies’ theme park.

Backstory: Genius scientist and well credited mind who was considered the greatest of his generation. Sheldon Komo was a brilliant mind who had a talent for inventing incredibly advanced inventions which would change the world.

The very nature of his work marking him as a matter of public security, Sheldon Komo would be placed under military supervision. His every action tracked, he would be under constant guard and everything he invented would be forcefully claimed by the American government who would reimburse him for a fraction of his inventions true worth.

Fed up with this, Sheldon would arrange for his own falsified kidnapping and vanish into the criminal underworld. Laying low as he slowly built a criminal empire of his own devising.

Basing himself out of 'Captain Louies, a world famous theme park of his own invention and run by his henchman ‘Captain Louie’. Sheldon would become a sort of criminal auctioneer. Inviting the wealthy and powerful to as he auctioned off inventions of his own creation and treasures salvaged from ships and planes which he had plundered.

His inventions capable of putting the world in ones hands, Sheldon cared little for such things, preferring to get paid and live a life of freedom and luxury.

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Name: Abner Smith
First Appearance: Wonder Woman (1974)
Portrayed by: Ricardo Montalban
Abilities: Greatest spymaster in all the world. Master of organization and agency construction. Talented teacher in the ways of espionage and covert operations. Incredible charisma.

Backstory: The greatest spymaster in all the world. Abner Smith was a man who always hungered for a challenge. Taking over and overhauling the spy agency of his native country until its was the greatest in the world, he would eventually grow bored and defect, becoming the spymaster of a rival nation, building up its abilities in espionage so that it was unrivaled by all save the nation he initially worked at.

This to would eventually bore him and Abner continued, until over the years he had outmatched every spy agency of his own design and every major country in the world owed its intelligence operations to one mans design.

But with nothing else to do and driven by an insatiable need for a challenge, Abner Smith decided that with nothing better to do, he might as well proceed to conquer the world! Thus sending a a letter of challenge to every spy agency in the world, Abner plotted to challenge all the world in its entirety, intended to conquer it all for the sake of the challenge.


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Name: Ahnjayla
First Appearance: Wonder Woman (1974)
Portrayed by: Anitra Ford
Abilities: Amazonian training in all forms of martial arts, language, and study. Immortality.

Backstory: Amazon hailing from Paradise island, Ahnjayla was viewed as a black sheep amongst the Amazons. Unlike the others who dedicated their immortal lives towards bettering themselves so they might in turn better the world, Ahnjayla was a devout hedonist who lived for pleasure and wished nothing less than to enjoy every day to the fullest.

Thus forsaking her dutys to remain on the island and further train and work towards bettering the world, Ahnjayla fled the island and travel the world, developing a love for fashions, riches, and exotic cuisine.

In order to finance her life of pleasure, Ahnjayla would become a mercenary for hire. Taking on any job so long as it paid well regardless of the morality of her actions.
Garnering a reputation within criminal circles as being as villainous as Wonder Woman was virtuous, Ahnjayla cared for nothing else so long as she lived every day to its fullest and discovered new experiences.


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Name: William Mayfield
First Appearance: Wonder Woman TV series SE03 EP19
Portrayed by: Raymond St Jaques
Abilities: Professional crime boss. Expert appraiser and collector. Commands a small army of professional thieves. Obsessed with probability and luck. Possesses Bonnie Murphy ‘the living jinx’.

Backstory: Stunningly successful criminal who started out as a small time thief who went on to forge an empire of professionals in gnabbing priceless treasures and works of art.

Convinced that they key to all of his success over the years was pure luck, William Mayfield put on his payroll a personal statician and a a luck scientist, whose jobs were soley to determine the viability of any hiests he wished to attempt. Cancelling months planned operations if even a hint of bad luck cropped up.

With numerous getaway drivers, safe crackers, and the like at his beck and call, William possessed a sophisticated criminal empire.

However the most impressive element under his control was ‘the living jinx’ for one of his henchmen Mark Reuben was dating a woman who had the uncanny ability to cause bad luck to occur to anyone around her whenever she felt heightened emotions such as stress or excitement.
Thus with Mark stringing her along, the living jinx’s powers would be weaponized to cause bad luck to Williams targets, making it all the easier to rob them.

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Name: Joseph Reichman
First Appearance: Wonder Woman TV series SE03 EP22
Portrayed by: Brian Davies
Abilities: Possession of millions of dollars. Molecular biologist. Specialist in a secret radiation treatment which bestows invulnerability in its subjects. Commands trained invulnerable animals such as dogs and lions.

Backstory: The reich man for the job of bringing back the nazi regime, Joseph Reichman was ‘one of the most menacing minds in the world’. A scientist whose forays into molecular biology was bent towards the effort of creating a race of invulnerable supermen.

Working with an unknowing Doctor Akers on an experimental radiation treatment, results produced invulnerability in its subjects. Making them entirely immune to all harm with no need to eat nor sleep. Capable of running for tens of miles without ever tiring or destroying steel walls by applying force which would have otherwise shattered the human body to attempt.

Having perfected this treatment in animals such as dogs, chimpanzees, and lions, Joseph Reichman wished to use this experimental treatment on humans in order to create an army which would restore the reich, allowing him to conquer the world!

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Name: Lawson Kolso
First Appearance: Wonder Woman TV series SE02 EP19
Portrayed by: Rick Jason
Abilities: Psychic power to use mental nudges so people ‘hear what they want to hear’. Can implant emotions and impulses into a person, driving them to do as he bids with their own subconscious justifying the action. Can implant emotions and impulses into an object or location, causing people to react with distress if they come in contact with something he imbued. Professional scam artist. Possession of his nephew the powerful psychic Charles Kolso

Backstory: Hailing from a family of powerful psychics which have been blessed with incredible abilities for hundreds of years. Lawson Kolso had been hand picked by the psychic institute for his unique abilities of mental suggestion and imbuing emotions to be trained by the Psychic Institute which wished to see his talents used to further the governments agendas.

However Lawson would be kicked out after a psych eval revealed that he intended to use these abilities purely for financial gain and had not a patriotic bone in his body.

Lawson would go on to marry professional scam artist Theodora Kolso and between the two of them they would craft a scam in which Theodora pretended to be the leader of the psychic institute with their business constantly on the move from rental building to building, working to scam people into thinking Lawsons power was to communicate with the dead, using this to convince people with Lawsons powers of suggestion and emotional manipulation on top of Theodoras talents as a skilled grifter to part marks with their money.

When Lawson discovered that his talentless brother had produced a son gifted with the ability to see and photograph dead people, Lawson would attempt to bring them in on the scam, only for his brother to refuse and threaten to contact the authorities, leading to Lawson Kolso murdering his brother and his wife and making it look like an accident.

Lawson would then claim custody of young Charles Kolso and use his powers in order to further draw people in. Unaware that his nephews powers were still developing and were far greater than he could have imagined.

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