14Doctor Poison - Wonder Woman
In the comics, Dr. Maru is better known as Doctor Poison, a Nazi spy who helps the Germans and Japanese in chemical warfare during WWII. But in Wonder Woman, she’s a madwoman who’s set on destroying humanity. According
to actress Elena Anaya, Dr. Maru self-inflicted her own facial scarring. She’s a sadist at heart and wants to be certain that her chemical warfare inflicts as much human suffering as possible.
Let’s be honest, this isn’t any kind of backstory at all. Wonder Woman gives no grounds for this doctor to be so vile, and yet, there’s a ton of source material that the Wonder Woman crew could have pulled from. Dr. Maru is a great villain, even if she’s not the main one in the film; it’s just too bad she wasn’t crafted with deeper roots.