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So, in unlikely case there is somebody who doesn't know about Artemis of Bana-Mighdall, she is something like Wonder Woman's Azrael, although I prefer to think of her as her Vegeta. An Amazon from a lost tribe of eeeeevil Amazons who took over Wonder Woman's mantle during the nineties and while she was basically there to be the EXTREEEEEME WW to contrast with all-loving Diana, she nevertheless was embraced by many fans, enough to remain a consistent part of the franchise, despite so many characters who got ditched and forgotten, even starring in the recent Red Hood and the Outlaws book.

Originally, I wanted to make this just a  One Perfect Moment post, but I figured since I wrote so much backstory, that I should add more than just a single page. Said page is from her own mini-series, Artemis: Requiem, following her death at the end of the run that introduced her. The very few people who remember it know it for its hilarious ninetiesness. Buuut, there was one short sweet moment between two very different Wonder Women:


Daaaawwww. A bit more harsh is this scene from Wonder Woman from Gail Simone's Warkiller arc.

She both the best and the worst kind of friend you can ask for, isn't she?

I considered ending this with a scene from the time she was mentoring Cassie Sandsmark, but I think that stuff deserves a post of its own. Instead, I wish to make Diana/Artemis a theme and post yet another moment, this time from Secret Six, also written by Gail Simone.

The existence of Artemis is a big reason I can never get behind more violent and darker portrayals of Diana, much like Bana defeat the point of reimagining Amazons as monstous misandrists. It's a bit like if they revamped Batman and made him a jokey former sidekick. Or Diana a child of Zeus.

Date: 2017-06-04 01:16 am (UTC)
bradygirl_12: (wonder woman (batb--fight))
From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
Or Diana a child of Zeus.

I see what you did there. :)

"Death glamour". Interesting description.

Date: 2017-06-04 01:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zapbiffpow
Thanks for posting this! I've been looking to expand my Artemis knowledge, and yeah, she does read a lot like Vegeta, particularly from the second set. That Secret Six arc is pretty good, too. Dark, but good.

Also, what's the generally recommended origin for why the Banas seceded from Themyscira? I've been reading RHATO, but it feels incomplete since they didn't give her definitive origin there.

Date: 2017-06-04 04:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zapbiffpow
Man, that rape farm part seems shady as all hell (was that explicitly stated on panel?), and the gods sure do sound cover-uppy there, having taken action for the slaughter but not the enslavement, but I do like how the Bana's bloodlines and ideology truly set them apart from the Amazons. Thank you for the comprehensive heads up!

Date: 2017-09-20 12:12 am (UTC)
rickperry: (pic#wonderwoman)
From: [personal profile] rickperry
Can someone please explain her NEW52 or Rebirth origin I am so confused.

Date: 2017-06-04 01:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thehood
I love the comparison to Vegeta. Though if Artemis is Vegeta, would that make Red Hood Raditz and Bizarro Nappa?

Date: 2017-06-06 05:29 pm (UTC)
thenicochan: {...} from Hanna is Not a Boy's Name (Sans)
From: [personal profile] thenicochan
Bizarro is definitely Nappa.


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