We only actually see her in stockings and skirts. I believe she escapes the flammable garment issue by avoiding them all together~
Name: Professor Toxino
First Appearance: Sensation Comics #52 (1946)
Creators: H.G Peter and Joye Hummel
Abilities: Decent chemistry abilities. Talented insect breeder. Creation and possession of ‘Red Winged Flies’ insects whose bite turns people into murderous criminal maniacs.
Backstory: A somewhat talented chemist who was doomed to eternally be lost in the shadow of Professor Chemico, the greatest scientist in the world! Attempting to apply to work at the same university as Professor Chemico which ended in failure. He submitted a plasma which would supposedly benefit the military only for it to be found out as worthless.
Frustrated by the fact that nobody saw his chemistry abilities as having much merit, Toxino dedicated his efforts towards breeding insects with unique properties such as his ‘Red Winged Flies’ a red winged insect with wings more in common with a butterfly, its bite would drive people into a murderous rage, developing into a strange form of manic madness wherin those bitten would initially try to murder anyone and everyone in a blind rage, developing to a sort of manic murderous camaraderie in which those bitten would recognize one another and begin to cooperate to cause more murder.
Carrying a sack of flies with him at all times for whenever he felt the urge to toss one at someone and watch them become a murderous killer, Professor Toxino wished to have his revenge on anyone and everyone he believed wronged him no matter how false that claim truly was.
Name: Queen Flamina
First Appearance: Sensation Comics #71
Creators: Joye Hummel and H.G Peter
Abilities: Body temperature of over 10,000 degrees. Rules over The Sun. Commands an army of trillions of sun warriors. Posession of guns, mega-sunfauna, and ‘the flaming sun trap’. Immunity to heat. Ability to live and thrive on the suns surface.
Backstory: Ruler of the entire SUN. Queen Flamina rules under an uncountable number of five foot tall sun people who live across the surface of the sun which is otherwise populated by megafauna native to the sun.
Living within shining cities and making use of incredible advanced technology, Queen Flamina ruled with absolute power on the one place in the solar system that none would ever dare to invade.
However! Queen Flamina not trusting the war-like Earth, would view them as a terrible threat who may one day destroy the sun itself! Thus taking advantage of the Earths withering ozone layer, she would plot for the moment it failed to send her people to invade the Earth. For should even one of the suns populace enter Earths atmosphere, they would burn away anything and everything across its surface. Scouring the Earth of all life.
Name: Astarte, Emperess of the Silver Snake
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #252 (1978)
Creators: Jack Harris and Jose Delbo
Abilities: Immortality as an unliving spectre. Command of the ‘silver snake’ which can destroy spacecraft by coiling it or firing ‘venomous lasers’ from its nose.The ability to ‘burn out ones soul’ with laser eyes. Standard laser eyes. Flesh and blood immortality. Commands an army of space Amazons. Possesses a swarm of silver snakes which can fly and consume all life on a planet. Power armor which can grant increased strength and ability. Amazonian super strength. Laser gun haver. Sky Kanga rider.
Backstory: Originally possessing the name of ‘Diana’, Astarte was the sister of Hippolyta. A fellow Amazon who followed their beliefs until Heracles struck, slaying Diana during his attack upon them.
Following and watching over Hippolyta and the Amazons as they fought their way to freedom and made their escape, the ghost of Diana would feel herself fading away as the centuries passed by until drawn to the stars, she left the Earth and traveled through space. The starlight empowering her and keeping her from fading from existence.
Over the thousands of years, her memories began to fade, recalling only that she sought the stars and thus took on the name ‘Astarte’ until discovering a strange and mystical asteroid of gold and silver, she entered it, emerging with a physical body once more.
Overjoyed to once again be ‘alive’ Astarte wished for a means of returning to Earth switfly and born from that same asteroid was a snake made from silver which would carry her across space so she might return to the Earth.
When she arrived however, she found she could not enter Earths atmosphere without perishing. But discovered Wonder Woman. For when Hippolyta created her child, she named Diana after her sister and shaped the young Amazon in her image.
Astarte unaware of this, thought Diana to be her own body. Now possessed by some sort of poltergeist. Thinking that if she could somehow drive Wonder Woman out of her body, Astarte would live once more as Diana and return to her old life!
The poor Amazon driven to madness from death and millenia of isolation would terrorizr the space around Earth destroying spacecraft and sattilite, trying to lure out Wonder Woman to confront her.
Post crisis would reimagine Astarte as an Amazon who kidnapped in place of Hippolyta three thousand years ago as one of one hundred women from the Earth by a race of space Amazons, would undergo a tormentuous existence for millenia that warped her mind and twisted her beliefs until she was cold hearted, sadistic and blood thirsty.
Becoming their leader, she would repurpose the Space Amazons who used to nomadiclly travel from world to world and conscript those to join them and learn their ways. Now, they would harvest whole worlds. Choosing the strongest to join them and processing all other life into sustenance to feed an ever expanding space fleet which would destroy every world in their wake.
They would use parasitic silver snakes which could consume any organic matter then process those same snakes to be used for ‘the slurry’ to feed the space amazons. This combined with advanced technology harvested from countless worlds over many millenia made Astarte a force to be reckoned with.
The Rebirth era would reimagine Astarte as a far less villainous persona. Instead this depiction of Astarte was a space faring Amazonian errant knight who sought out knowledge and aiding those in need.
Only to tragically meet her end in battle against an army of demons, sacrificing herself to seal the gates so they may never escape.
I have a question for people~
Now, one of Wonder Womans villains is a guy named Warhead. Hes obsessed with weapons and has a very distinctive design.
Now in Superfriends a year later there was another character who was also named Warhead who was similarly obsessed with weapons and well…His head.
I am unsure whether or not the two of them are the same character and on the wild chance that anyone else might be more familiar with this particular bit of character lore or had two cents to toss in, id appreciate some insights.
Name: The Morrigan (Anann, Bellona, and Enyo)
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #605 (2010)
Creators: J. Straczynski, Phil Hester, Don Kramer, Eduardo Pansica, Daniel Hdr
Abilities: God-like power and immortality. Ability to raise the dead as their servants. Power to transform their followers and grand them powers. Mastery of combat. Possesses incredible armies and artifacts.
Backstory: A trio of goddesses of war who claimed the moniker of the Celtic goddess of war as the banner under which they operated. The Morrigan were minions of Nemesis who having grown so greatly in power that she threatened the destruction of the multiverse itself.
Wishing to survive what they saw as the inevitable doom of all things, they threw in their lot with the anthropomorphic personification of vengeance itself who embodies every wish for revenge ever made across all of time and space.
Thus the Irish goddess Anu, the Greek goddess Enyu, and the Roman goddess Bellona would unite in order to carry out the will of nemesis. Raising a massive army, they would seek to slaughter the Amazons. Murder Hippolyta and Philipus. Destroy anyone and everyone that Diana cared about.
All in an effort to make Diana to become driven by vengence, turning her into a puppet. An avatar of the goddess Nemesis. So that she may bring about vengence on all and destroy anything and everything.
With numerous minions from centaur, to minotaurs. Immortal Spartans and thousands of modern day soldiers. The Morrigan had the resources and the power to become a most terrible enemy for Wonder Woman.
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #145 (1999)
Creators: Eric Luke and Mathew Clark
Abilities: Powers of seduction. Can shapeshift into what ones heart desires. Can materialize a giant knife out of thin air to stab someone in the back with. Ability to control emotions.
Backstory: The ‘assassin of the heart’ Disdain was one of the children of Chronus. Created to aid him in carrying about his vengeance on the heavens themselves.
As each of these children of Chronus were created as a weapon against particular aspects of an individual, Disdain was a weapon against the heart. Created to manipulate and control. To create a weakness and an opening to exploit in her enemies.
While others charge onto the battlefield openly letting blood, Disdain would use her powers to know who matters most to someone, take their form, and lure them into a moment of unsuspecting ease which she would exploit to shiv them to death.
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #145 (1999)
Creators: Eric Luke and Mathew Clark
Abilities: Able to shapeshift his ten arms into any weapon he desires. God-like strength.
Backstory: The eight legged, ten armed, blue skinned, centaur with a cyclopian head and two of his ugly mits perpetually stuffed in his own mouth was one of the children of Chronus.
Born of Chronus’s hatred and desire for revenge, Slaughter personified the most basic and violent aspects of war. The desire to cause death and terror. Reveling in the bloodshed.
Capable of freely shapeshifting his limbs to anything he desires, Slaughter could match any physical blow laid against him with a similar weapon. Leaving him armed and dangerous at all times.
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #145 (1999)
Creators: Eric Luke and Mathew Clark
Abilities: Flight, super speed, Evasive abilities.
Backstory: One of the children which Chronus birthed through regurgitation in an effort to create an army with which to conquer the heavens.
Harrier is ‘the speedy killer’ Created for the very specific purpose of going fast and evading attacks. Serving as much as a distraction as an assassin, Harrier can easily slip past the front lines to lay a devastating blow of surprise upon those caught unawares.
With his build which resembles that of a winged serpent, Harriers method of attack is to constrict and strangle his prey once he swoops in on them. Attacking unsuspected and then flying away before any defense can be constructed.
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #139 (1998)
Creators: Eric Luke and Yanick Paquette
Abilities: Hive mind capable of body snatching fifty people at once. Capable of consuming and absorbing those they possess. Immunity to physical harm thanks to their intangible form. Can somehow gift the power of earthquakes.
Backstory: One of the ‘Children of Chronus’ despite claiming to be born of Uranus and Gaea. The self proclaimed monster by the name of ‘Titan’ boasted ‘fifty heads and one hundred arms’
This was due to Titan being an intangible hive mind. Capable of claiming any fifty people as part of its body, puppeting them regardless of distance and operating them as though their bodies were its own complete with all of their memories and abilities.
Then once Titans use for those victims was complete, Titan would absorb their bodies, causing them to meld into the intangible ink cloud that is Titan. Then Titan would be free to claim fifty more victims to carry out acts of murder and terror. Safe in the knowledge that as an entity that doesn’t even exist on the material plane, there is no consequence for their actions.
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #140 (1998)
Creators: Eric Luke and Yanick Paquette
Abilities: The ability to travel across memory. The power to erase memories in their entirity. To rewrite memory. To entrap people within a world of their own mind where years can pass in a matter of moments.
Backstory: The voiceless Oblivion was one of the children of Chronus. A being lacking in physical form and pressence, Oblivion was naught but a memory which traveled through the recalled perception of others.
Walking through memories, Oblivion had the power to freely alter memory at a whim. Rewriting it. Erasing it. He could twist ones memories around so the victim would forget their own identity and recall only the one which he carefully constructed. Entrapping them in their own little world.
Of all the Children of Chronus, Oblivion was the only one aware that their father eyed his progeny with distrust. Keeping eye on their strength, intent on devouring any which showed any sign of wishing to overthrow him.
Yet despite this, Oblivion like all the others was desperate to please Chronus. Carrying out any horrific act as ordered in a desperate attempt to earn his fathers favor.
Name: Professor Menace
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #111 (1959)
Creators: Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru
Abilities: Genius roboticist. Ability to create robotic facimiles of seemingly any hero or villain which can be controlled by his thoughts alone.
Backstory: Criminal genius of the criminal underworld. Professor Menace is a skilled roboticist who can create thought controlled robot duplicates of anyone in order to do his bidding.
Capable of replicating any ability or feat possible through his efforts, Professor Menace was capable of making a robot as strong as Wonder Woman. A robot equipped with a fully functional replica of Captain Colds Cold Gun. A Clock King robot capable of…Doing whatever Clock King does!
Installing self destruct apparatus into his robots so he can destroy anyone grappling with one of his creations should the fight not go in his favor, or even creating multiple robots including one of himself and commanding them from miles away, Professor Menace was a dangerously brilliant mind.
Name: White Magician
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #66 (1992)
Creators: William Messner-Loebs and Paris Cullins
Abilities: Master of ‘white magic’ such as mind control, emotion manipulation, forming pacts with demons, retaining the youth of people and objects, projecting forcefields, teleporting, creating pocket realities within the astral plane, projecting incinerating blasts of energy, commanding lightning, becoming a demon.
Backstory: Supposedly the first European wizard to set foot in the Americas. Thomas Asquith Rudolph was hundreds of years old and being a familial relation of Thomas Jefferson.
The White Magician had used his evil magic to aid in driving off the British from the Americas, thinking that with the British gone they would carve out a new empire and he would become one of the great amongst the American nobility. Only to have his dreams crushed when the country chose democracy.
Motivated for a desperate desire for praise and adoration from the people. The White Magician retained his soul despite his workings with demons through a desperate hold upon materialism and obsession with self gratification and worldly pleasures. The only thing holding him back from becoming a puppet for magic and losing all emotions to pursue only power for the sake of magic.
Seeing himself as of pure blood and an ‘American aristocrat’ The White Magician would remain in his manor home within Boston Massachusetts. Using his magic to maintain his land and his own appearance over the centuries.
Over the years, The White Magician has gone under various identities. He-Who-Laughs, Sterling Seer, Jeremiah. Leaving his secluded mansion in order to show off and earn the adoration of the people so they would recognize him as a man of great importance.
Thomas Asquith Rudolphs identities included ‘Mr. Magic’ in the 1940s. ‘The White Sorcerer’ in the 1960s an identity he held for years until he joined a superhero team known as ‘Echoes of Justice’ Returning to his secluded retreat after the rest of his team suffered from an ‘accident’
Having a special arrangement with the American government who recognize his history of aiding them over the centuries, The White Magicians actions would be given a blind eye by the authorities in exchange for his continued assistance.
This cretin who pines for the days when slavery was legal and he was treated as a noble lord treasures above all else is attention. Vanishing for years so that he does not overstay his welcome to reappear when he can make a big splash. Not one to suffer sharing the spotlight, the white Magician will murder anyone who gains more praise and attention than himself.
Name: Professor Turgo
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #46 (1951)
Creators: Robert Kanigher and H.G Peter
Abilities: Mad scientist with a specialty in magnetism. Possession of numerous guns, missiles, and a rocket ship for escapes.
Backstory: A villainous mad scientist bent on causing destruction. Professor Turgo was a villain well known by authorities who would cause mayhem again and again. Using his magnetic inventions to repel the long arm of the law before making his escape.
Heading off into deep space to escape authorities yet again, Turgo on one of his escapades discovered the ruined planet Satphix which orbited between the Earth and the moon.
Taking several of the native Sappha of Satphix hostage, Professor Turgo went about obtaining their missile system and hidden out in the planetary bunker which was capable of withstanding even a direct meteor strike, he took to shooting missiles at the planet Earth while hidden away in his fortress. Threatening to kill the hostages if anyone tried to stop him.
First Appearance: Legends of the DC Universe #30 (2000)
Creators: Christopher Priest and Karl Waller
Abilities: Longevity. Gun haver. Controls a massive military. Optic contacts based mind control. Mystical genetically engineered hallucinogenic based mind control. techno-magic weaponry and defenses against even the gods.
Backstory: 5000 year old pick up artist and confidence man. Alcmaeon was an ancient Greek general. One of the Epiongi. A survivor who has spent lifetimes fleeing in a desperate bid to maintain his own life.
Having fled his death for thousands of years in order to escape the crime of murdering his own mother, constantly on the run from the Furies who sought to bring down upon him the vengeance he so richly deserves, Alcmaeon cultivated skills in conning people and convincing them to lay down their lives in his place.
Constantly changing his identity and roaming the world to avoid the wrath of the Furies, Alcmaeon would time and again return to Gattica, even if the name and identity of the land changed time and again with different peoples ruling it over the millennia.
In the present day, Alcmaeon took on the identity of ‘Michael Lysander’ a general who leads one of the sides fighting for control of what in the modern day is known as the country of ‘Vladonia’. Having used his charm and charisma to convince people to fight and die in order to lay claim to the country.
Relying upon a prophecy that keeps him alive so long as he can stay one step ahead of vengeance, Alcmaeon would do anything to avoid his inevitable destiny.
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #291 (1982)
Creators: Paul Levitz, Roy Thomas, and Gene Colan
Abilities: Instant teleportation anywhere within or without the multiverse. Ability to destroy entire worlds every iteration across all the infinite multiverse in a matter of minutes. Power to erase people from existence in but an instant. Ability to alter reality and bring new life into existence. Immortality. Invulnerability. Possesses a multi faceted globe which grants him knowledge of all things when gazing within it.
Backstory: An all powerful being from beyond the multiverse. The Adjudicator is an entity whose past and origins is beyond comprehension. What is known is that with his vast power he could cause unrivaled destruction and bring doom upon existence itself.
Approached by one of those beings from beyond the multiverses which tend to their existence, The Adjudicator was charged with the task of pruning off worthless detritus cluttering the multiverse.
Granted the multifaceted globe which allows him to know all, the Adjudicator would visit worlds and judging them for every possible iteration of that world across the infinite multiverse, he would either spare them to revisit if they were found later wanting, or destroy them utterly. Not allowing a version of them to exist in any reality.
This all powerful being judges existence itself to decide whether it is worthy to be.
Name: Professor Luxo
First Appearance: Sensation Comics #101 (1950)
Creators: Robert Kanigher and H.G Peter
Abilities: Leads an army of hydrogenians. Gun haver. Can turn ‘element A’ into a tool of destruction. Controls a flying robot horse. Navigates the ‘atomic seas’
Backstory: Evil mad scientist with aims at conquering America and then the world, Professor Luxo would bend all of his mad scientific endeavors towards that sinister task. Even going so far as to fake his death so he may plot in peace.
Going to great effort, Professor Luxo would shrink himself down to enter the Atomic World. A realm where Atoms of different sorts were people, and weather in this realm was a reflection of chemical reactions in the human sphere.
Professor Luxo using his scientific genius to create a robot horse to ride, went on to construct a chemical which when introduced into the ‘atomic sea’ would cause any chemical reactions which rely upon the ‘A atom’ to instead cause unexpected damage and break down in the atomic structures of anything of massive size.
Having bent to his will the ‘Hydrogenian tribes’ made up of beings which are hydrogen atoms, Professor Luxo was intent on bringing the nation to its knees!
Name: Professor Vibrate
First Appearance: Sensation Comics #63 (1947)
Creators: William Marston, H.G. Peter
Abilities: The power of teaching. Physics professor with a focus on sound vibration. Medical skills. Master of disguise. Can create and control a cane which produces sound vibrations which can render groups of people unconscious when struck against something, and even kill with a secondary strike.
Backstory: Famous and well renowned in the field of physics. Professor Vibrate was one of the teachers of Holliday College. A respectable position that would lead to Vibrate being viewed in a positive light.
However it was not necessarily a profitable one due to the low pay the field of education often receives. Using knowledge of sound vibrations effects which he gained when he was a medic during world war 2 and treating those who were ‘bomb shocked’ but otherwise uninjured from being to close to an explosive blast, Professor Vibrate created a cane which when struck against a solid object, would replicate the high frequency of a bomb going off, rendering anyone within hearing unconscious.
Hiring a group of crooks, Professor Vibrate plotted to rob a couple of banks and charter a plane to flee to South America. Intent on going into a quiet retirement Wearing a disguise with false ears when he committed those crimes so that it would not tarnish his otherwise spotless reputation.
Name: The Chequerians (King and Knight)
First Appearance: Wonder Woman #55 (1952)
Creators: Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru
Abilities: Grandmaster Chess players. Possesses cosmic technology that is capable of exhibiting power comparable to one million suns.
Backstory: Advanced aliens from the planet Chequerana. The Chequerians hailed from an ancient civilization where Chess was serious business and everything was decided through a chess match.
Eventually the low stakes of the typical Chess game was not enough for this advanced race, leading to them making the stakes…To the death! And thus so it was that their population dwindled until a grand chess tournament reduced their entire civilizations population…Down to two.
Knight and King the last two remaining Chequerians would for millenia avoid facing one another, least their race go extinct. Mourning that they would be unable to play chess ever again. That is until one of them got the brilliant idea to play a game of Chess…Without killing one another!
This startling revelation broke a painful stalemate for the two surviving Chequearians, however they soon found that the lack of stakes compared to their fights to the death left the game feeling hollow. Thus with some brainstorming they decided to use their species ultra advanced technology to convert the Milky Way Galaxy into a chess board.
Dividing up the multitude of stars, planets, and other astral bodies between them, they would play Chess using the heavens themselves! Any time they would move a celestial chess piece to intercept an opponents piece, it would bring about the destruction of both pieces, thus warranting a large number of replacement pieces.
Caring not for the lives of others as they enjoyed a thrilling game of Chess.
Name: Cheetah (Sebastian Ballesteros)
First Appearance: President Luthor Secret Files (2001)
Creators: Phil Jiminez and Joe Kelly
Abilities: Vast wealth and resources as a wealthy billionaire. Possesses the cybernetic technology of Armbuster Industries. The good graces of Circe. An avatar of urzkurtaga, granting him the incredible speed, power, and prehensile elongating tail of the Cheetah.
Backstory: Born in Beunos Aires, Sebastian Ballesteros’ parents were part of the Paronist party. A political group bent towards helping the poor and changing society to remove the wealth disparity. Sebastian loathed them. His brother would be killed during the Cordoba coup and his parents would go into hiding in the face of the ‘cleansing of Argentina society’ in which the dictator in power had anyone who opposed him put to death.
Sebastian gleefully revealed his parents location, leading to the deaths of them and many of their compatriots. Putting Sebastian in the dictators good graces. With the dictators backing, Sebastian went into business, with the support of the ruling regime allowing him to take what he wanted and amass a fortune on the broken backs of the impoverished.
Despising the poor, Sebastian mocked their very existence and wished to see them all purged for they were beneath him. A view which was not the least bit diminished when he became one of the wealthiest men in the world as a successful financier and corporate raider. Claiming control of companies worldwide and adding them to his personal power block.
Wishing for more wealth and more power, Sebastian discovered that Circe sought to claim the world as her own so that she had something nice to grant to her daughter Lyta Milton. Thus seeking out Circe, he charmed and wooed the all powerful sorceress, getting on her good side and using his talents for seduction to convince her to make him her willing lackey. Ensuring that he would have a place in her new world order.
Thus winning her good graces, he would ask her for power and thus Circe would restore to life the dead god Urzkurtaga and gift it to Sebastian who revealing to the plant god and it alone, his intense loathing and disgust with women, convincing Urzkurtaga to grant him the powers of the Cheetah.
Thus Sebastian stole the power from Barbara Minerva though unlike her, Sebastian would freely shift from his mortal to Cheetah forms through a simple ritual unlike Barbara Minerva who had long since became a permanent hybrid of the Cheetah god.
In an effort to please Circe, Sebastian would work tirelessly to destroy Wonder Woman. Thus purchasing Armbuster technologies for their cybernetics and hiring Doctor Psycho onto his payroll, Sebastian would strive to make Wonder Womans life a hellish torture in an effort to destroy her utterly.
All so that he could live under Circes good graces.