Who’s the Most Similar Character to Wonder Woman in the Marvel Universe?

On her 75th anniversary, can anyone in the MU compare?

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Historically:

Characters who may have shared an origin or theme from the Golden Age of Comics, e.g., Miss America (I)

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  • Both were super-strong, fast and capable of flight by various means. Wonder Woman’s magical lasso was part of her signature appearance and the device has remained part of the character for decades except during a brief period where she was depowered and operated as a super-spy.
  • Miss America suffered from a number of historical retcons and the character’s star had faded by the Silver Age. Her patriotic appearance and historical timing makes her the closest thing to a sister to Wonder Woman during the Golden Age.

Homages/Lampoons:

Characters made in the spirit, positive or negative of Wonder Woman, e.g., Power Princess/Warrior Woman

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  • Princess Zarda of Earth-712 lived on Utopia Isle, a small island in the southern sea, untouched by outside civilization. The Utopians believe themselves to be the result of genetic experimentation conducted upon Homo sapiens by the alien Kree; they are, indeed, the equivalent on the Squadron’s Earth of the Inhumans.
  • While the rest of Homo sapiens were making flint spearheads, the Utopians developed an advanced culture based on peace, fellowship and experience or learning. On their little island community, people knew no poverty, injustice, war, crime, or sexual discrimination.
  • Power Princess is almost a direct emulation of Wonder Woman, only missing the Golden Lasso. Her powers were the result of advanced technology and her culture was similarly advanced past the Humans who lived on her world.
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Thematic:

Heroes whose behaviors were reminiscent of Wonder Woman in terms of style or appearance or whose powers may resemble in tone or tenor that of the Amazonian Princess; ; e.g., Thundra, Miss America (II) — America Chavez and the Asgardian goddess, Sif.

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  • Thundra is an Amazon in every sense of the word. Powerful, beautiful and clearly convinced of the superiority of women over men. Using no weapons save a chain (or sometimes a long ball/chain weapon) wrapped around her wrist (instead of a golden lasso, get it?) she beats down metahuman males all across the Marvel Universe.
  • I was a Thundra fan and could never get enough of her laying the smackdown to trash-talking members of the Marvel Universe, like Ben Grimm, for whom Thundra always maintained a particular affection for.
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  • Loosely based on the mythological goddess Sif, she is the sister to Heimdal, Guardian of the Bifrost, and in the Marvel Universe, Sif is a formidable combatant and has received extensive training in unarmed combat and swordsmanship. Among Asgardian women, her fighting ability is second only to Brunnhilde The Valkyrie.
  • Sif has always been a goddess who exemplified the warrior spirit. Her long history in the Marvel Universe started her off unfortunately primarily a love interest to Thor. As the writers embraced the character she began to have stories which showed her skills, her unquenchable spirit and battle prowess. Sif has even been for a time, the regent of Asgard.
  • Recently Sif has been portrayed as a powerful engine of destruction, worthy of the title ‘Warrior Goddess of Asgard.’ Note to giants: Don’t step on Asgardians with swords!
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Powers:

Miss America (II) America Chavez:

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Ultimately:

Marvel’s answer to Wonder Woman’s movie debut will be the Oscar-winner Brie Larson as Carol Danvers portraying the superhero “Captain Marvel.” Larson will be cementing her place as the first woman to lead a Marvel superhero movie, as revealed at San Diego’s Comic-Con this year. “Captain Marvel” is slated for theaters on March 8, 2019.

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Some of Marvel’s flagship women: Black Widow, She-Hulk, Thundra, Tigra, Hellcat, Brunnhilda the Valkyrie, Susan Richards of Fantastic Four fame, Spider Woman and Storm, flying in the back.
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