Wonder Woman's powers [movie spoilers]

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  1. Captain Shazam Registered

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    I'm not sure there's a thread to specifically adress Diana's powers, but I didn't find any, so if there is one mods please feel free to lock this one up.

    If you're reading this and haven't watched the movie there are some heavy spoilers ahead so continue reading at your own risk.

    With no further ado, in the movie we saw that she's super strong, very fast, can fly and can produce some sort of force field around her that desintegrates things. Patty said in an interview recently that she would like to further develop Diana's powers and we still don't know how she got both the sword and shield she uses in BvS. How do you people feel about her powers in the movie and what kind of new power ups could she get in the future?
     
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    I think she can match Superman in strength but not in invulnerability.

    Her bracelets can deflect almost anything but that's a weapon and not really her.

    At the end, she ended up flying too.

    Patty said bullets can kill her but it will be tough.

    While Superman, if you don't have kryptonite, he is virtually unstoppable like Doomsday.

    Hmmm but can her sword affect Superman?? I thought it only cut Doomsday because he was just made and his hand did grew back. While Superman has over 30 years absorbing the yellow sun which made him more powerful than Zod and the other kryptonians and should be more invulnerable than Doomsday. Just a theory.

    Unless this Supes also has a weakness with magical weapons and attacks and that is to say if the weapons of the Amazons are considered magical.
     
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    Talking about bullets, I forgot to mention that she has a very fast healing process too and extremely fast reflexes help her prevent her body from being wounded.
     
  4. Golgo-13 The Return of the O.G

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    Don't know how bullets can kill her. At the beginning of the movie, they showed her shoulder bleeding, then when the bandage was removed the Amazon medic commented on how fast it had healed, so i think as the movie progressed her healing did too. She knocked down a church steeple as well as being knocked around by Doomsday without a singe scratch on her body, so i don't see how bullets could pierce her skin.
     
  5. Primal Slayer Let the Siren scream

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    I think she isn't as strong as Superman but her skill puts her at his level. It could be because she was new to using her strength but she looked like she struggled a little bit at first when lifting the tanks.

    In the comics it was very common that she was able to take on brute force but the finer the point (bullets/swords/etc) were easier to pierce her skin. I don't think it's anything different here. If she gets shot with a machine gun non-stop it would probably kill her.

    But she can always use her bracelets to help focus her energy
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  6. Captain Shazam Registered

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    I also felt that she struggled in the beginning to lift those tanks but as the fights progressed her powers also did and she felt more confident about what she could do too.
     
  7. Primal Slayer Let the Siren scream

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    Even in the very end when she was at angry she struggled a bit to lift the tank.

    Oh and of course she has lightning at her disposal.
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  8. Captain Shazam Registered

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    She does! I remember that too!
     
  9. Hypestyle Registered

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    I notice she was not displayed as having animal empathy yet. next time.
     
  10. MydnightPhoenix Lois Lane --> Leia Lane

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    Is WW losing her individuality having lighting powers and being the daughter of Zeus? Is this something she has in the comics? It seems they are turning her into Hercules 2.0
     
  11. Primal Slayer Let the Siren scream

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    Yeah it's one of the newer additions to her powerset.
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  12. Captain Shazam Registered

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    Man if she does that in Justice League or a future installment, I'll simply go nuts.
     
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    I wasn't convinced that she was actually flying, as it seemed more like a mega super-jump, especially at first, but will be definitely be glad if WW flies in JL. And it'd be extra awesome if she used her lasso while flying, like in JL/JLU.
     
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    She doesn't seem to be as strong as she is in the comics. She's definitely not on par with Cav-El, or at least that was the case with the WWI Diana. She might be stronger now that she's older.

    After seeing the film, it's definitely a mistake for her to lack the ability to fly. Some of the jumping CGI was cheesy.

    One area that I did like was her ability to use the Lasso of Truth. She didn't just bind people with it. She used it as an offensive weapon in multiple ways. Those were some of the movie's best visuals.
     
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    She flies in bursts and Patty even explained it as her learning new powers and learning how to manipulate them and that she will get stronger with time. You can see her do it at least twice but it isn't sustained. I think it due to budget more than anything else.
     
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    I like her displayed power levels. Too many people underestimate her power, and I've had it explained since the late 80's she in Thors level. Both are somewhat Demi-Gods.
     
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    I thought there was a good balance of portraying WW as very powerful, but still having enough vulnerability that she seemed to be taking actual risks and putting herself in danger.

    It can be hard to show courage if bullets are just bouncing off the character like nothing.

    And we have the sense that she has only just begun to tap into her powers also, which is a good place to start for future portrayals.
     
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    I'm hoping that's the case.
     
  19. Wanda Detroit Registered

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    It's obvious though.
     
  20. Micromind New World New Rules

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    WW's powers are developing gradually, when she first leaves Themyscira, she is not shown as strong as she is in the final battle.

    And, I think WW goes back to her Island after this movie ends, as she has a different sword and shield in BvS.
     
  21. Quasimod0 Bell-Ringer

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    I think she was flying a couple of times, or at least briefly hovering. I hope they pick up on that in Justice League. Would be a real shame if that was just ignored.
     
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    I hope that she flies in Justice League. Unless her flight powers were simply due to absorbing the godly energy being shot at her by Ares (i.e. not a permanent power). Still, the very last scene looked more like taking off into flight as opposed to a giant leap.

    I'm not a huge fan of the lightning powers. I'm hoping that they were more due to Diana absorbing Ares godly energy and shooting it back at him. I don't mind the concussive blasts that she creates (and even the force field that she appeared to generate at one point during the final battle), but the lightning appears a bit too powerful and derivative of other characters / heroes.

    I think that she's incredibly durable, but it does seem as though their approach is that she's susceptible to bullets and presumably other projectiles and possibly sharp weapons (e.g. Cheetah's claws). I think that's okay. It does make her ever so slightly more relatable and it is more heroic for her to be out there fighting baddies when she actually has something to lose. Still, being a demigoddess, I'd suspect that any death wouldn't necessarily be permanent (e.g. Ares returned, although he was a full god). And you'd still have to somehow overpower Diana in the first place to actually make her physically vulnerable.

    I think that she's plenty strong. Whether deliberate or not, Diana was holding the tank like it was made of cardboard in the end. Maybe an ocean liner would be a struggle, but I don't think many other things would pose a real challenge in terms of strength. She could probably balance the Batmobile on her pinkie finger.
     
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    This is why I need her flying more than any other reason. The lasso is so iconic she should be able to use it to its full extent.
     
  24. MydnightPhoenix Lois Lane --> Leia Lane

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    From what I saw she wasn't flying, just hovering and do high jumps.
     
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    During the fight with Ares she flew as well, she stood in mid air facing him while he did the same.
     

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