The relationship between Superman and Wonder Woman has been stretched across many years. Both are members of the Justice League and are perhaps two of the strongest superheroes in the DC Universe. These two do-gooders are often paired together to fight evil and they certainly make great team members. Whether they are battling aliens or demons, they are always able to pull out a win when they work together. Despite this, there is so much more to their relationship that is beneath the surface.
Their bond has been explored in many alternate universes and stories, so they have experienced a lot together. While average fans are aware of their basic premise - fight evil and do good things - there is much more to explore. Superman and Wonder Woman are often paired in more than just a partnership, and their romantic relationship has been explored several times. They have also been positioned as enemies before, leading to epic showdowns. Regardless if they are friends or foes, fans are still flocking to see these two heroes and continue to enjoy their interactions. Keeping their relationship so fresh over the years, helps maintain the characters' relevancy for fans.
When a comic book character has a dynamic personality, there are so many avenues to explore. Despite being around since the 1950s, the possibilities for Superman and Wonder Woman are endless. The only real question that remains is - what will they be up to next?
Here are 20 Crazy Revelations About Superman And Wonder Woman's Relationship.
20 Both Are Not From The Modern World
Saying both Superman and Wonder Woman certainly possess powers that are not this world is the understatement of the century. While many other DC superheroes like Batman, Green Lantern, and The Flash were born as humans and gain the super powers, this pair are not from around here. In fact, it is something they both have in common.
Superman was born on the planet Krypton, and was sent to Earth to safety before his planet was destroyed. Diana was sculpted from clay by her mother, and trained to live as an Amazon. Perhaps this is what attracted the two superheroes together in the first place. The shared experience of being "alien" on Earth and the steep learning curve of acclimating to living under an alter-ego must be challenging.
19 They Look Alike
They say that couples begin to look alike once they begin dating. That is not exactly the case with these superheroes - they have always looked similar. Not only are both heroes strikingly good-looking and incredibly strong, but their basic features are even similar. Both are equipped with chestnut-brown hair that is perfectly coifed, and piercing eyes. Furthermore, both of their bodies are also the pinnacle of perfection - perfectly toned and muscular, which makes it difficult for them to blend in amongst average humans.
There are very few comic book duos who share such similarities - no one comments on how Peter Parker and Mary Jane look alike, do they? Whether it isGal Gadot and Henry Cavill or their comic book counterparts, they maintain an uncanny likeness that connects them on a different level.
18 They Have Had Many Children Together
While this has not been touched on in the DCEU yet, Superman and Wonder Woman have not been shy about producing the "fruits of their labor" in the comics. Through their multiple relationships together in various universes, the two superheroes have bared several children. From their daughter Lara to the fully-grown "Hyperman," there are many examples of the children these two have created.
There are also children in the mix who have gone on to become supers themselves, including their first-born, an unnamed boy from Act of God stories. Over the years, Superman has had many children with both Wonder Woman and Lois Lane, but will they ever appear in any medium besides the comics?
17 Their First Live-Action Appearance Together Was Batman vs. Superman
While their comic-book first meeting has been retold in many different ways - including the most recent Trinity series - DC fans had to wait a long time to see them both on screen together.
Superman has been on the silver screen since the 1940s, and was famously portrayed by Christopher Reeve throughout the '70s and '80s. However, Wonder Woman did not have a live-action film appearance until 2016. This was also the first time that the two of them have been seen on screen together. While initially allies in Batman vs. Superman, their bond was strengthened by the events of Justice League.
16 THEY TRIED BEING JUST FRIENDS
While the two superheroes seem to be a match made in heaven, they were not always on track to be in a relationship. Superman and Wonder Woman's first meeting in Action Comics 600 did not go as initially planned. Following an ill-advised kiss between the two, their relationship becomes awkward. Diana is new the concept of courtship and does not understand why Clark is treating her differently. Ultimately after working together to defeat evil, they decide that they are best off as friends instead of lovers.
While their relationship would eventually blossom in to more, it certainly started off much more awkward. It's good to know that even superheroes have trouble navigating the dating world sometimes.
15 Wonder Woman Dreamed About Their Wedding
Wonder Woman is certainly capable of getting by without a man by her side. However, that does not mean that she does not enjoy Superman's company, especially if it was taken away from her. When Wonder Woman is faced with blindness in Volume 141, her memories flash before her eyes. She is plagued with visions of what she truly wants out of life and things she wish she had done while she could see.
Without the ability to see, Diana sees what is truly most important to her, and that is Superman. These visions ultimately manifest in a vision of her wedding to Superman. Considering that they had not officially entered a relationship at this point, it is very telling about Diana's true feelings for the Man of Steel.
14 They Had A "Marriage Of Convenience"
In the timeline where the Justice League has turned evil and become the Justice Lords, nothing is as it seems. Instead of standing for truth and justice, Superman has coined himself Lord Superman and is looking to rule the world. By completely denouncing what made him Superman and accomplishing his goals through coercion and taking lives, Superman is a shell of his former self. While the evil Justice Lords are reigning, the alternate versions of the Justice League are still trying to take them down.
In an effort to stop all of the fighting, Justice League Wonder Woman marries Lord Superman. However, their marriage is only a sham and is only in place to broker peace between the two sides. Considering how powerful their feelings are for each other in other universes, this is a rough way for their relationship to begin.
13 HIS SPECIAL BIRTHDAY GIFT
While their first kiss took place during their first meeting in comic books, their second one was much more spectacular. In the Superman Annual Volume 11, Superman is celebrating his birthday. Despite his celebration being interrupted by the alien Mongul, the Justice League members are still able to enjoy themselves afterwards. While he receives congratulations and presents from many members of the DC Universe the one he receives from Diana Prince must have been his favorite.
Even though their relationship has been lukewarm since their first "date" where they decided to remain as platonic friends, Diana rings in Superman's birthday with a big kiss. While the direction of their relationship in the comics would constantly shift, this was their most significant kiss to date.
12 Share The Same Values
In order to be a member of the Justice League, there needs to be a firm understanding of what the heroes stand for. While there have been various incarnations throughout the group's history, the original core members all stood for the same purpose. Out of all the original members, Superman and Wonder Woman had the most clearly defined purposes as heroes.
While heroes like Batman and AquaMan could often steer down the path of darkness, original incarnations of these two original members rarely wavered. Their duty to stand up for truth, justice, and independence was their core reason for becoming superheroes. While various other offshoots of their comics have explored darker themes, the core of their powers stems from their urge to do good for Earth.
11 He Divorced Lois For Her
The Justice League: Act of God series explores what would happen if some superheroes lost their powers. After the "black light" event causes all superheroes to lose their natural powers, heroes like Superman are left without a job. Unfortunately, things do not appear very good for the Son of Krypton-- with the exception of his relationship with Diana Prince.
After falling on hard times, he separates from Lois Lane and moves in directly with Diana. While the loss of their superpowers effects both of them negatively, they work through it together. After realizing that their relationship is worth living for, they go full-steam ahead as a couple. While the comic does not resolve with them getting their powers back, it does give them another special gift - their first child is born.
10 Public Outcry Over Their Relationship
While fans seem to love the thought of the Son of Krypton and the Amazonian Princess as lovers, the public in the DC Universe had a much different reaction. Despite their relationship not effecting their work - they are still saving the world, after all - the public are not fans of them being together.
The thought of their powers as separate entities has already made the public uneasy. What if they grouped together and tried to take over? The public is worried that nothing would be able to stop them if they decided to. Even though they are ultimately able to still "save the day," the public outcry is certainly a factor that they will need to consider in their relationship.
9 Cupid Put Them Together
This puts a whole new spin on feeling the sting of "cupid's arrow." Following being rejected by Wonder Woman, Eros - the Greek version of Cupid - decided to get revenge. In the DC Comic Issue 32, Eros shoots an arrow at Wonder Woman to make her fall in love with Superman.
While their relationship had been teased in comics before, this is the first time that readers saw them infatuated with each other. Following many kisses and cheesy dialogue, the spell is eventually broken and they send Eros packing. Even though this was done while under a spell, fans could not help but notice the chemistry between the two.
8 They Don't Always End Up Happy Together
While it would be great if these two ended up together in each DC universe, that is certainly not the case. While many casual comic fans know of Lois Lane as Superman's love interest, he has been attached to other women over the years. Unfortunately for Diana, signs do not always point him in Wonder Woman's direction.
Over the years, Superman has been "married" a total of 18 different times, but only two of them were to Wonder Woman. With so many women knocking on his door for marriage, it is upsetting that only one universe featured his marriage to Wonder Woman. Each time they are featured together, they seem to end up happy. Hopefully this will translate in to them permanently being together at some point.
7 THEY HAD A CHILD FROM GENETIC ENGINEERING
The Justice Lord storyline is certainly very strange for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it allows fans a glimpse in to what Superman would be like if he did not stand for truth and justice. It also shows what he would be like as a poor husband and father.
After his marriage to Wonder Woman is revealed as a sham, it is also revealed that their child is different than others. Instead of being naturally conceived, their child, Zod, was genetically engineered. While some other comics feature these two having children in an earlier issue, this child was born differently. Even though this is a separate universe than the other stories, it was a scary glimpse into how far Superman would go for power.
6 He Almost Watched Her Pass Away
Despite always trying to do good, Superman does not always save everyone he cares about. In a recent issue of Justice League #41, a stray bullet bounced off of Superman's chest. While this is not new for the Man of Steel, where the bullet ended up was not what he intended. The bullet wound up inside of Wonder Woman's neck, severely wounding her. While Superman was quick to jump in to action and cauterize the wound with his heat rays, the damage was done.
Even though Clark really cares for Diana, even superheroes are not immune to a perfectly placed bullet.
5 The Kiss Heard Round The World
Since their incredibly awkward "first date" in Action Comics 600, Clark and Diana did not have a romantic relationship. Not including alternate universes or timelines, Superman and Wonder Woman had been keeping their relationship strictly platonic. Well, until Justice League Volume 2, Issue 12.
The 2012 issue focused on the Justice League's battle spirits of their deceased loved ones. Following an incredibly emotional battle where Diana sees Steve Trevor (who she thought was alive), she is left with feelings of loneliness. While Superman initially goes to comfort her as a friend, they wind up experiencing "The Kiss Heard 'Round the World."
4 He Has Attacked Her Before
Anytime that comics explore the "inner beast" within a hero, it results in a great read. Especially when the most infallible heroes are shown as expressing evil.
The Superman: Doomed shows an infected Superman dealing with an aggressive virus. Despite defeating Doomsday's beast, he becomes infected with the beast's blood which causes him to change. Rather than being the reserved Superman fans have always known, the infection changes him in to an aggressive beast, slowly transforming him in to a monster.
While trying to comfort him and support him through fighting the virus, Clark attacks Diana. While not in his right mind, it is one of the first times fans have seen him lose control.
3 THEY WERE THE LAST TWO SUPERS ON EARTH
Following a nuclear blast, fans were finally able to see what happened when their favorite heroes faced their demise. Initially, Clark believes that he is the only survivor and sadly buries both Batman and Lois Lane. That is until he discovers Wonder Woman has survived as well. While they eventually discover other heroes have survived, most of them have lost their powers. This leaves Superman and Wonder Woman as the last heroes on Earth.
However, amidst all the chaos, one beautiful thing does occur - they have a son named Bruce. Even though the world will never become what it was before, they can take solace that they were the last of their kind.
2 They Faked An Engagement To Save Lois
Even though they do not always end up together, Diana is always there to help Clark. When an evildoer is targeting Lois, Clark comes up with a plan to save her. Unfortunately, this also means he needs to break her heart. In order to distance himself from Lois, Superman and Wonder Woman fake an engagement to drive Lois away. The hope is that this will keep her safe because only Superman will be under attack.
Unfortunately his plan does not work, as Lois is attacked anyway and it also served to torment Lois. Even though the relationship was a façade, all Lois could do was picture them together.
1 They Have Fought Before
An epic battle between two superheroes is often what fans crave. While comics have given us many of them over the years, DC seems to enjoy giving fans Superman versus Wonder Woman battles on many occasions. Sometimes they fight to save the other, and other times they are fighting based on a disagreement. The fights also do not always favor the Man of Steel - Diana Prince has been able to come out on top several times.
Their fights have also reached the extreme before, and they have taken each other's their lives - in the Sacrifice and Absolute Power storylines. Fans seem to enjoy it much more when they are on the same side, but watching these epic battles is certainly fun as well.
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