jonsei93 said: Hello <3 I was wondering.... have you ever read the 5th issue of the new Sensation Comics? If you have, then... what did you think about the scene where Wonder Woman "takes care of" (i.e. murder) a man who shot her, even though there were so many other ways this situation could be handled?
Haven’t read it yet, but I definitely don’t like the sound of that! To me, killing is something Diana would do as the absolute last resort only.
There’s this fantastic quote from the Gail Simone run (it’s from WW #25) - "We have a saying, my people. “Don’t kill if you can wound, don’t wound if you can subdue, don’t subdue if you can pacify and don’t raise your hand at all until you’ve first extended it.”
That’s who Diana is to me. I think some writers just get so excited at having a DC hero without an explicit no-kill policy that they want to show her killing left and right. But to me, not only does that betray what Diana stands for, it actually makes her look less competent. Defeating enemies without killing is harder. Diana should be able to easily defeat most people she goes up against without the question of killing even coming up.
The bottom line is that if your Diana doesn’t value mercy, you’re writing her wrong. She’s a warrior, yes, but she doesn’t enjoy hurting people, much less killing them. What she really wants is peace.
I found the scene mentioned, and I seriously hope that it was shown afterwards that she was just messing with him and broke his arm or something non-fatal.
Because Diana killing someone over that? Bull.
I own the comic in question. She doesn’t kill him. She throws him to the ground and his last scene is him cowering on the ground with a cop about to apprehend him as Diana flies off.
That’s….. slightly better. I guess I went a little overboard when I saw it (seriously, it really did looked like Diana was going to punch a hole in his chest…)
But it still doesn’t change the fact that Wonder Woman in that comic had uncharacteristically threatened and physically harmed someone (seriously, if she threw him to the ground and, knowing how strong she she is (even if her powers were faltering), the guy would have to be very injured) when the whole situation could’ve ended peacefully and no one getting hurt… (like Diana just simply grabbing the guy by his collar and handing him to the police.
The comic addresses it :)
As soon as she does it, the cop remarks “Not your usual style, is it?” As the rest of the issue plays out, it becomes clear to Diana, the reader, and other characters that she’s acting unlike herself.
The final pages reveal that Doctor Psycho has been screwing with her mind and causing her to act uncharacteristically. With full context, everything makes much more sense.