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AmiMizuno
05-03-2014, 09:09 AM
I know man dislike this but couldn't Diana use it as a name only? She not hide behind it but just for signing papers.

Charmed
05-03-2014, 09:11 AM
I like it as something she breaks out for special purposes. Something you'd only see every now and then.
But for it to be something she uses to hide behind every day? Gross.

AmiMizuno
05-03-2014, 09:17 AM
I like it as something she breaks out for special purposes. Something you'd only see every now and then.
But for it to be something she uses to hide behind every day? Gross.

I see it as name only. She only uses when she needs it. For example signing papers or Id but She doesn't call herself Diana Prince only if she needs to.

Charmed
05-03-2014, 09:21 AM
I see it as name only. She only uses when she needs it. For example signing papers or Id but She doesn't call herself Diana Prince only if she needs to.

Pretty much, yeah. It's a more interesting take on the whole secret identity thing.

AmiMizuno
05-03-2014, 09:24 AM
Pretty much, yeah. It's a more interesting take on the whole secret identity thing.

I don't mind it, so as long as they don't treat her as Bruce or Clark.

hellacre
05-03-2014, 09:33 AM
It has its uses. I see it as her using it for maybe an incognito assignment for the JL or just for some downtime for a couple of hours if she wanted to say, see a movie in peace in a cinema with other people or just go have some ice cream in Hagen Dazs. Let's face it Diana is high profile. Having her strut around London and no one recognizing her ever is reaching at times. Sure many times you can miss a celebrity in a crowd but not all the time and not someone as stunning and tall and exotic as she is. Or there is the way it was used in Spirit of Truth just it allowing her to go around the world to just mingle and learn about other people and cultures and be one of the masses and not have her heroic ID or princess identity get in the way as it would influence how people react to her. It gives her a good pov to see things how people see it. Many people have a journey like this be it back packing around the world or volunteering to do aid world etc. I think if WW wants to inspire others, she needs to learn about the world she wants to inspire. I was never a fan of her just coming out into our world and suddenly she knows best or her singing how much she loves everybody just like that. But it would just be for that purpose.

I don't care for her using it as a CIA type spy working for the government/ US military etc. I am not a big fan of for her being a tool of any single government administration. She should remain neutral where politics are concerned.

Dr. Poison
05-03-2014, 09:43 AM
I really enjoy seeing Wonder Woman in her Diana Prince guise. In fact, I'd say she's considerably less interesting without it as it showcases a whole other side of the character. At the same time, I don't want to see a sub-servant Diana Prince who does little more than fetch Steve Trevor's coffee and takes shorthand for him.

AmiMizuno
05-03-2014, 10:08 AM
For me a job for Diana has to do with inspiring people, I actually want her to be an writer and or martial arts teacher? Martial Arts is not just about defend but in empowerment and discipline.

pad
05-04-2014, 08:33 PM
I like the idea that she uses it for special cases. Rather than being a spy, how about she be a highly sought-after negotiator. It's her way of promoting peace when her "Wonder Woman" identity would get in the way of the process.

SiegePerilous02
05-05-2014, 09:42 AM
I've never really liked Diana being portrayed as a little goody-two-shoes who is all "I shan't tell lies ever!!" That seems to be the main argument against the Diana Prince ID, that Diana would be living a lie and that's something she never, ever does because she's so perfect and swell. Like having a little privacy would actually hurt anybody...

It didn't work when they tried to shoehorn it into post-Crisis continuity, because Perez made her a literal ambassador and the secret ID complicated things. But the concept in general isn't bad. In classical mythology, Goddesses like Athena adopted mortal guises to blend with the public before revealing themselves. I think the secret ID is allegorical in that way. Especially in the early days of the Age of Superheroes where the government would attempt to capture and control them, I can see Diana adopting it so she can hide.

Other factors could come into play. The Amazon nation prefers to be hidden from the world, so having their Princess blabbing about all their secrets is against their interests. Until the Amazons decide as a nation to come forward, I can see Diana respecting their wishes by not blowing the whistle on their existence. Plus, she has to earn a living. Either as a nurse or Darnell's secretary, she can't live off of mommy's fortune forever. I don't think she'd want to anyway.

I will say one thing though: unlike the Daily Planet staff and Clark, I think Steve, Etta, Darnell and the rest should be in on Diana's double life and even help set it up. She should also be willing to share her true identity to those whom she feels earns her trust. She'd be cautious, but not paranoid like Clark or Bruce.

AmiMizuno
05-05-2014, 12:40 PM
I've never really liked Diana being portrayed as a little goody-two-shoes who is all "I shan't tell lies ever!!" That seems to be the main argument against the Diana Prince ID, that Diana would be living a lie and that's something she never, ever does because she's so perfect and swell. Like having a little privacy would actually hurt anybody...

It didn't work when they tried to shoehorn it into post-Crisis continuity, because Perez made her a literal ambassador and the secret ID complicated things. But the concept in general isn't bad. In classical mythology, Goddesses like Athena adopted mortal guises to blend with the public before revealing themselves. I think the secret ID is allegorical in that way. Especially in the early days of the Age of Superheroes where the government would attempt to capture and control them, I can see Diana adopting it so she can hide.

Other factors could come into play. The Amazon nation prefers to be hidden from the world, so having their Princess blabbing about all their secrets is against their interests. Until the Amazons decide as a nation to come forward, I can see Diana respecting their wishes by not blowing the whistle on their existence. Plus, she has to earn a living. Either as a nurse or Darnell's secretary, she can't live off of mommy's fortune forever. I don't think she'd want to anyway.

I will say one thing though: unlike the Daily Planet staff and Clark, I think Steve, Etta, Darnell and the rest should be in on Diana's double life and even help set it up. She should also be willing to share her true identity to those whom she feels earns her trust. She'd be cautious, but not paranoid like Clark or Bruce.

Agreed, I also feel that since Diana came here to spread her message she should take something from Steve's culture a surname or That she wants to blend in a bit. Also when you think about it many immigrants change their names. I don't want her lying to her friends. However than that I'm cool with Diana Prince.

Has for a job what about a writers?

AmiMizuno
05-05-2014, 05:12 PM
I always Wondered if you could write back Etta and Holiday Girls. Do you want them to be trained back Diana

Frank
05-05-2014, 07:46 PM
Etta and the Holiday girls could never be the hazing, paddle-wielding sorority that they used to be (and what college would actually call itself "Holiday"? No way.), but they could be an activist group that Diana has connections to, and she could use the Diana Prince identity as a representative for them.

AmiMizuno
05-05-2014, 08:13 PM
Etta and the Holiday girls could never be the hazing, paddle-wielding sorority that they used to be (and what college would actually call itself "Holiday"? No way.), but they could be an activist group that Diana has connections to, and she could use the Diana Prince identity as a representative for them.

Couldn't they be a college student(activist) and sorority?

Also I miss spelled it. It's Holliday

pad
05-05-2014, 09:12 PM
Agreed, I also feel that since Diana came here to spread her message she should take something from Steve's culture a surname or That she wants to blend in a bit. Also when you think about it many immigrants change their names. I don't want her lying to her friends. However than that I'm cool with Diana Prince.

Has for a job what about a writers?

Do we know for sure if she came with Steve to spread a message? We still know very little about her early times in the US in the new continuity. Judging by her first experience in the Justice League, she came for adventure, not to teach anything. I'm drawing a blank on what might have been said in ARGUS.

Typhoeus
05-05-2014, 09:33 PM
I feel like Azzarelo missed the opportunity to define Diana's role in the outside world. His run was interesting from a mythological point of view. He got an innovative way to portray the Greek Gods especially Ares; in the old DCU he was just bully, a very two-dimensional character. Azzarelo gave him depth.
This being said, what I like with preN52 Diana was the way she interacted with the outside world (not just as a hero I mean). I really enjoyed the way Rucka portrayed her as an ambassador, the way he developed her interacting with the staff but also the way she tried to impact on the world. I remember his first arc; Diana was publishing a book which made her the target of right-wing pundits. She had to face a type of threat she had never faced before and against which her powers were useless. She had to deal with political attacks on her reputation, public protests,...She was a public figure dealing with modern societal issues...
I think bringing back Diana Prince could be a way to renew this problematic.
In the New 52 Diana Prince could run a company or a fund... She would be lobbying against modern slavery, founding woman shelters, building schools for little girls in third world countries, raising awareness about inequalities,...
Diana Prince should be a way for Wonder Woman to engage a conversation with the world when she is off-duty and out of the costume IMO.

Amazon Swordsman
05-05-2014, 09:50 PM
I feel like Azzarelo missed the opportunity to define Diana's role in the outside world. His run was interesting from a mythological point of view. He got an innovative way to portray the Greek Gods especially Ares; in the old DCU he was just bully, a very two-dimensional character. Azzarelo gave him depth.
This being said, what I like with preN52 Diana was the way she interacted with the outside world (not just as a hero I mean). I really enjoyed the way Rucka portrayed her as an ambassador, the way he developed her interacting with the staff but also the way she tried to impact on the world. I remember his first arc; Diana was publishing a book which made her the target of right-wing pundits. She had to face a type of threat she had never faced before and against which her powers were useless. She had to deal with political attacks on her reputation, public protests,...She was a public figure dealing with modern societal issues...
I think bringing back Diana Prince could be a way to renew this problematic.
In the New 52 Diana Prince could run a company or a fund... She would be lobbying against modern slavery, founding woman shelters, building schools for little girls in third world countries, raising awareness about inequalities,...
Diana Prince should be a way for Wonder Woman to engage a conversation with the world when she is off-duty and out of the costume IMO.

I like this. It ties into what she stands for not only as a hero, but as a regular person: Unity. It would go nice with her catchphrase "together, we are strong".

Typhoeus
05-06-2014, 01:52 AM
Exactly! Diana should be a hero in and out of costume by doing extraordinary things (like fighting Gods) and ordinary things (like fighting illiteracy).
Diana Prince and Wonder Woman could complement each other like two sides of a coin.

Top Carnivore
05-06-2014, 05:58 AM
Special assignments only. I don't care if she poses as CIA or the British MI6 or even an Israeli Massod agent (which Gal has played before). I would love some Diana Prince action! But I'm hoping Diana's main residence is the Themysciran embassy to the US, preferably in Washington DC (honors her WWII roots) where everyone knows she's Diana, the Amazon warrior princess.

AmiMizuno
05-06-2014, 08:41 AM
Do we know for sure if she came with Steve to spread a message? We still know very little about her early times in the US in the new continuity. Judging by her first experience in the Justice League, she came for adventure, not to teach anything. I'm drawing a blank on what might have been said in ARGUS.

Oh I wasn't talking about cannon but how Diana's could probably use the surname Prince. I was talking about how normally her going to the outside world is her going to spread peace. With the amazons the way they are no.

AmiMizuno
05-06-2014, 08:43 AM
Exactly! Diana should be a hero in and out of costume by doing extraordinary things (like fighting Gods) and ordinary things (like fighting illiteracy).
Diana Prince and Wonder Woman could complement each other like two sides of a coin.

Agreed, this is how I see Diana using the las name Prince. She see it has a extend not as a mask.

AmiMizuno
05-06-2014, 04:24 PM
could Diana work for the college as a martial arts teacher

AmiMizuno
05-09-2014, 04:53 PM
Should she have the invisible Plan?

Spair
05-09-2014, 06:22 PM
I've always enjoyed Diana Prince. I think if Diana does make use of the name to attain employment she ought not have a job where she is tied down to a fixed scheduled or her not being at her post be the cause of problems. I would hate to see her having to come up with lame excuse after pathetic excuse for why Diana Prince is not where Diana Prince is suppose to be. I like the idea of she being a writer she can come and go as necessary and the topics and subjects she can choose to write about are endless.

AmiMizuno
05-09-2014, 07:36 PM
I've always enjoyed Diana Prince. I think if Diana does make use of the name to attain employment she ought not have a job where she is tied down to a fixed scheduled or her not being at her post be the cause of problems. I would hate to see her having to come up with lame excuse after pathetic excuse for why Diana Prince is not where Diana Prince is suppose to be. I like the idea of she being a writer she can come and go as necessary and the topics and subjects she can choose to write about are endless.


The writer part makes sense because she can be a freelance an doesn really need to worry about coming up with lame excuses. She can be a hero in and out of her costume. Writing on the issues and becoming a national and international hit.

Razor Tiara
05-09-2014, 07:43 PM
It's often been said by some readers that the Goddess of Truth shouldn't have a fraudulent identity. This justifies completely why she'd feel it necessary to have two personas and wouldn't see it as dishonesty.

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It's important for her to be successful as Diana Prince because it's her window into normal society and proof she can make it in "Man's World" as a normal woman, without relying on her gods given gifts. It's her way of practicing what she preaches. It also adds tension that otherwise wouldn't be in the series.

The way it is now, she's Wonder Woman all the time and there's no way to possibly catch her off guard. I want to see Diana Prince face street level opponents that would be a threat to her, but several tiers below Wonder Woman's level. How would Amazon training stand up against the martial arts of Lady Shiva? How would Agent Prince fare against Cheshire, Lady Vic or Spy Smasher? The DP id is how to make villains like THEM! or Julianna Sazia interesting and add variety. There are only so many mythological threats Wonder Woman can battle, before they become boring and stale.

AmiMizuno
05-09-2014, 08:17 PM
To me it's how they set it up for example the examples use to be in the outside world they would take one thing from a culture . Like the metaling pot. Diana takes the surname since she is going to live in the us. One thig I would like is that the persona shouldn't be different to who Diana Really is. Is there a way to not make the two personas different

AmiMizuno
05-11-2014, 12:57 PM
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RealWonderman
05-12-2014, 06:26 AM
I like it as her alter ego. For every day life, work or under cover work. I prefer it to the "always on" or full time Ambassador-with-an-embassy role. It was an essential part of the character form the start, and I'm glad the ID sticks around in some capacity. I'd like to see her working a job at ARGUS as Diana Prince.

AmiMizuno
05-12-2014, 05:25 PM
what jobs do you guys think would fit Diana

Raiden
05-12-2014, 06:02 PM
I don't really hate Diana prince id, i just don't want her to be working for Government agencies.

AmiMizuno
05-12-2014, 06:43 PM
I don't really hate Diana prince id, i just don't want her to be working for Government agencies.

What about a blogger or writer

Razor Tiara
05-12-2014, 08:30 PM
What about a blogger or writer


I'd prefer something that generated more story potential and a writer is a little too much like Clark and Lois. The A.R.G.U.S. idea was a good one, I could also see her as a Holiday College Professor of Hellenic Studies, scientist (inventor of Purple Ray technology), private investigator, security specialist, archeologist, boutique owner, fashion designer, fitness instructor or teacher/life coach/motivational speaker. Those last are sort of bereft of action possibilities too, but they fit with your writer/blogger suggestion.

AmiMizuno
05-12-2014, 09:59 PM
I'd prefer something that generated more story potential and a writer is a little too much like Clark and Lois. The A.R.G.U.S. idea was a good one, I could also see her as a Holiday College Professor of Hellenic Studies, scientist (inventor of Purple Ray technology), private investigator, security specialist, archeologist, boutique owner, fashion designer, fitness instructor or teacher/life coach/motivational speaker. Those last are sort of bereft of action possibilities too, but they fit with your writer/blogger suggestion.

I see your point but Diana would be written Novels and Life coach books. I can see her more as a martial arts train. She should work in the hollidy college as a martial arts teacher

wonder39
05-14-2014, 12:16 PM
I do like the Diana Prince id...I don't really want to see her as "super spy", as that seems like she'd be doing the exact same thing as she would as WW-- busting baddies-- so what's the point of that? I mean, I get that it melds the 60s "Mrs Peel" Wonder Woman with her 70s CBS TV show version, buuuut...

I like my heroes to have secret ids. It gives them a life outside of being a 24/7 hero. It gives them downtime. It helps protect their social circle and loved ones. Now, say she was (and should be) dating Steve... I figure he'd know. I don't want silly love triangle situations like in the 50s books....

I like the element from the early 70s where she worked at the United Nations Crisis Bureau. It lets her affect change from within, it's internationally connected, and she has access to finding out trouble and danger.

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NightMage
05-15-2014, 10:40 AM
I really enjoy seeing Wonder Woman in her Diana Prince guise. In fact, I'd say she's considerably less interesting without it as it showcases a whole other side of the character. At the same time, I don't want to see a sub-servant Diana Prince who does little more than fetch Steve Trevor's coffee and takes shorthand for him.

Agreed. Isn't there some criticism about WW being "cold" or an "ice queen" from some people? To me, becoming Diana Prince would allow her to interact in man's world without sticking out as she would by being Wonder Woman. It would allow Diana's personality to flesh itself out without any repercussions.

Dr. Hurt
05-15-2014, 12:19 PM
I do like the Diana Prince id...I don't really want to see her as "super spy", as that seems like she'd be doing the exact same thing as she would as WW-- busting baddies-- so what's the point of that? I mean, I get that it melds the 60s "Mrs Peel" Wonder Woman with her 70s CBS TV show version, buuuut...

I like my heroes to have secret ids. It gives them a life outside of being a 24/7 hero. It gives them downtime. It helps protect their social circle and loved ones. Now, say she was (and should be) dating Steve... I figure he'd know. I don't want silly love triangle situations like in the 50s books....

I like the element from the early 70s where she worked at the United Nations Crisis Bureau. It lets her affect change from within, it's internationally connected, and she has access to finding out trouble and danger.

MThis.

Superheroes need some time off from their superheroing. Watch any movie or TV series (comics dont do it because of space issues and because the industry is full of hacks. Show the batman beating up the joker and brooding in his cave and get 100.000 sales) and you'll notice how everyone does it, and that's because the audience needs it. As much as people are asking for a Transformers movie with only robots, it would be really hard to watch (assuming they have infinite money for all that CGI). The parts about Sam are stand ins for the Transformers' normal life. You have to have that so that the audience doesnt get bored with the constant villain fighting and for the character him/herself to be able to breath and have a connection to humanity.

From what i understand, in the new52 WW has no specific secret identity, no job, she just puts on those glasses to go to the movies and stuff. There's not much to do here. I think going to school/college or having a job is what consumes a big part of our day and what integrates us with society. OK, fighting bad guys is WW's job i guess, but only showing her meet her buddies and talk about her boyfriend will get boring after a while if she doesnt have something more to do. I think people want the superhero to feel like he's one of us, but at the same time someone who just rises above our everyday life. WW having no identity is like she doesnt sink to our level, something that even Superman does. It would be like Superman landing from Krypton and saying "hey guys, i dont know what you're doing on this planet, but i'm here to help".

So I'd like to see the following:

1) In the 5 year jump from her origin till now, she could attend university and study something. That would lead to some interesting situations and experiences if you ask me. I kind of liked that setup with Buf... eh... stuff... Etta could be a friend she makes there. Instead of you know... being robbed from the supporting cast so that she can man DC's version of SHIELD along with Trevor.

2) Nowadays she could have a job, depending of course on what she studied.

AmiMizuno
05-15-2014, 12:50 PM
To me that was one of the reasons for me wanting her to be 18 while going into the man's world and go to college at Holliday Girls.

Indigo Al
05-16-2014, 09:40 AM
Agreed on the "no gov't agent" job (unless we're talking TV Wonder Woman!). Diana Prince should be a meaningful id for her, something she could use to connect with the modern world and understand nuanced gender issues. I like the idea of her working for some sort of international humanitarian non-profit. Perhaps even disguise herself as a low-to-midlevel exec in her own Wonder Woman Foundation!

AmiMizuno
05-16-2014, 04:49 PM
List jobs you think would fit Diana. To you how should Diana get the last name? Should the amazons know about surnames?

Dr. Hurt
05-16-2014, 05:58 PM
List jobs you think would fit Diana.
I'll try and ignore everything and get it from the start. Diana is this young girl who wants to escape home and explore the world. I just dont believe she'd do it only because she fell in love with Steve. At home, she's a princess, so she has everything at her feet. Coming to this new world, i think that she would want something different, something she didnt have at home. To be normal, to not be a princess, to be able to mingle and be casual with everyone around her.

So CEO, Ambassador and all that are out for me. For one, half of DC's heroes are CEOs. Enough with that. Two, ambassadors and politicians do the most boring jobs in the world. It's giving speeches that makes WW boring to me. She has a peace keeping job as WW, she can talk to the UN in her superhero suit, she doesnt need to wear a suit and run an embassy to do the same thing. Let her do something else in her free time.

That leads me to give her an next door girl kind of identity and job. It could be anything really. Just find something fun and exciting.

Dr. Hurt
05-16-2014, 06:28 PM
To you how should Diana get the last name? Should the amazons know about surnames?I would give her a last name, definitely. That would mean that i could then create families, particularly noble families. So that creates internal politics, power struggles, and all that. It opens up so many posibilities, especially for Hippolyta. I'd also make Hippolyta around 100-200 years old, so youngish by Amazonian standards, with much to learn, a lineage to rise up to, and many possibilities for development.

An all knowing, forever reigning queen of a race of forever living in peace Amazons is kind of flat, isnt it? So adding some variety and ups and downs would spice it up for me.

Top Carnivore
05-16-2014, 07:35 PM
If Wonder Woman has a secret ID and the world knows that Wonder Woman is PRINCEss Diana from Themyscira...the name Diana PRINCE makes absolutely no sense. No sense whatsoever. Everyone would easily figure it out. She'd need both a covert first and last name for her civilian identity.

AmiMizuno
05-16-2014, 08:43 PM
orignally from her buying a woman's id that looks like her. However couldn't she get the surname from person that inspired her when researching the man's world on PA

AmiMizuno
05-16-2014, 08:49 PM
I would give her a last name, definitely. That would mean that i could then create families, particularly noble families. So that creates internal politics, power struggles, and all that. It opens up so many posibilities, especially for Hippolyta. I'd also make Hippolyta around 100-200 years old, so youngish by Amazonian standards, with much to learn, a lineage to rise up to, and many possibilities for development.

An all knowing, forever reigning queen of a race of forever living in peace Amazons is kind of flat, isnt it? So adding some variety and ups and downs would spice it up for me.


however you could also do that with making tribes. for example the all race is known as the amazons of paradise island but if you want to speak about a specific one the amazons of athena or the amazons of themscryia. Another thing is politics give them a democracy and with matriarchal society

AmiMizuno
05-16-2014, 09:01 PM
I'll try and ignore everything and get it from the start. Diana is this young girl who wants to escape home and explore the world. I just dont believe she'd do it only because she fell in love with Steve. At home, she's a princess, so she has everything at her feet. Coming to this new world, i think that she would want something different, something she didnt have at home. To be normal, to not be a princess, to be able to mingle and be casual with everyone around her.

So CEO, Ambassador and all that are out for me. For one, half of DC's heroes are CEOs. Enough with that. Two, ambassadors and politicians do the most boring jobs in the world. It's giving speeches that makes WW boring to me. She has a peace keeping job as WW, she can talk to the UN in her superhero suit, she doesnt need to wear a suit and run an embassy to do the same thing. Let her do something else in her free time.

That leads me to give her an next door girl kind of identity and job. It could be anything really. Just find something fun and exciting.
even though she is princess I don't want her to have everything at her feet. More of your mother is this and we will see if you are like your mother

dupersuper
05-17-2014, 12:55 AM
List jobs you think would fit Diana.

I think we all know the answer to that...

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Silvanus
05-17-2014, 03:19 AM
The cool thing about Diana Prince is that she was part of a pioneering generation of women in the military. And now that Wonder Woman is War, maybe a link back to the old military ID would be appropriate (though I haven't liked the Diana Prince ID for use in modern comics up until now). She could use her "communing with soldiers" powers (for lack of a better term) to set Diana Prince up as an independent consultant to the military (of the U.S., U.K., or some other country--or, maybe best of all, U.N. peacekeeping forces), with high-level security clearance, for when she wants to interact with military or government officials without being recognized as Wonder Woman. Technically, there'd be fraud involved, but I for one could overlook it as a nod to the old days.

And since this Diana would be thought of as an independent secret agent of sorts, nobody would be surprised not to know much about her private life (which she wouldn't really have, except as Diana of Themyscira, because Diana Prince would mostly be a straw identity for special jobs, like Batman's "Matches Malone" ID.--though I guess she could use it for occasional social appearances too.) I'd explain the obvious name and her ability to conceal her appearance with minimal effort by saying that the gods have the power to distract people from noticing them, with only minimal physical concealment, when they don't want to be noticed, and that could extend to stuff like names as well as physical appearance.

AmiMizuno
05-20-2014, 12:10 PM
One thing unless she tells the JL not even Batman should know who she is. By some magic protection or something else. I don't want Batman to know her Id.

Carabas
05-20-2014, 02:21 PM
List jobs you think would fit Diana.
Diplomat, doctor, socialite, construction worker, lab tech, cop... Anything she feels like doing, really.


To you how should Diana get the last name?
In days of yore? She bought it from a nurse called Diana Prince (who got it from her parents, presumably).
Present continuity: she just made it up. Or Superman made it up, not sure which.

Ascended
05-20-2014, 03:48 PM
As a day-in-day-out, full blown secret identity, no. I dont see the need for Diana to have one. Unlike Clark, Barry, Bruce, or most other characters who have a secret identity, Diana came to Man's World as an adult, and with a mission. Its not like she has a family living in New Hampshire she wants to keep out of the public eye or anything. She has no former "civilian" life to protect, and that's what a secret identity is supposed to be for. All of her friends are either war-trained Amazons, government agents and/or soldiers, or heroes. They are, for the most part, all quite capable of taking care of themselves. She has no "Aunt May" or "Mary Jane" to worry about keeping safe (aside from Zola anyway). And I dont know why she'd want to hide among regular people. Shes royalty and raised for rule; the idea of blending in with the peasants would be something done for fun, not as a way of life. I also dont see Diana looking at all the trouble her peers go through to protect their real names and going "Hey that looks like a good time, I'm going to completely invent someone I can pretend to be so I can struggle with all this mundane stuff too!" Diana, I imagine, likely sees it as a waste of time. Those hours spent at a job is time that could be spent teaching kids in rural third world country to read, or bringing medical supplies to places in need, or speaking at the UN and urging them to take action against terrorist nations.

However, if she used the Diana Prince ID in the same way Batman uses "Matches Malone" then I'd love it. If she needs to get away from it all and just wander around a shopping mall without drawing a crowd, or go enjoy a beer in a club, or go on a date with Clark or Steve, then having a fake identity makes sense and it works. And I dont see why she would need more than that. It would provide her the privacy she needs and the ability to get off the grid for a while, without having to tie her down to a regular job, fake social security number, taxes, rent, bills, and all the rest of it. Diana, generally, *should* be a public figure; a politician and diplomat who also serves as a hero and proponent of a better, more accountable, wiser, world. She wouldnt want to spend half her time blending in, she wants to be seen, she wants to be visible. Showing the world a better way is the entire reason she's here, not to hide among us.

Dr. Hurt
05-20-2014, 04:30 PM
I don't want Batman to know her Id.But they're frien.... oh wait it's the new52. Nevermind that.
:p

Diplomat, doctor, socialite, construction worker, lab tech, cop... Anything she feels like doing, really.

She isnt real though, so some writer or editor has to choose for her.

AmiMizuno
05-20-2014, 04:59 PM
To me Diana should just use it as a name and unlike Clark or Bruce, it's just a name. She is still the same. She uses the names. A job well a novelist. something that is easy to not be tied down to.

RealWonderman
05-21-2014, 09:20 AM
If Wonder Woman has a secret ID and the world knows that Wonder Woman is PRINCEss Diana from Themyscira...the name Diana PRINCE makes absolutely no sense. No sense whatsoever. Everyone would easily figure it out. She'd need both a covert first and last name for her civilian identity.

(I almost can't believe it) but I disagree. I would presume that the general public in comicsland wouldn't know, presume or even fathom that supers have secret ID's, since they are busy saving the world ALL the time. Plus, I don't think Diana Prince is that easy a leap from Princess Diana.

And she is a goddess who can fly, so I don't think someone would assume the lady at the grocery store or ARGUS HQ could do either. ;)

wonder39
05-21-2014, 12:41 PM
(I almost can't believe it) but I disagree. I would presume that the general public in comicsland wouldn't know, presume or even fathom that supers have secret ID's, since they are busy saving the world ALL the time. Plus, I don't think Diana Prince is that easy a leap from Princess Diana.

And she is a goddess who can fly, so I don't think someone would assume the lady at the grocery store or ARGUS HQ could do either. ;)



On top of which.... at least pre Crisis, did the general public know she was Princess Diana? I don't think so.... (but maybe my memory fails me...lol) They knew she was an Amazon-- they might have even known she was from Paradise Island, but not her real name.

SO if the public doesn't know your real name, just that you're WW, then an alias of "Diana Prince" isn't that far fetched. I feel like it wasn't until the Post Crisis WW that everyone knew her as "Diana" and that WW was just a nom de guerre that the press put onto her.

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Amazon Swordsman
05-21-2014, 03:11 PM
The Diana Prince identity could work as an alter-ego kind of thing, as opposed to a secret identity. That way, she can still be a beacon of truth, and that other identity could be an extension of herself. She could use it if she just wanted to lay low, without being hassled or bothered.

AmiMizuno
05-22-2014, 08:25 AM
The Diana Prince identity could work as an alter-ego kind of thing, as opposed to a secret identity. That way, she can still be a beacon of truth, and that other identity could be an extension of herself. She could use it if she just wanted to lay low, without being hassled or bothered.

Agreed, I don't see it has a secret id but has a name she picks when she is in the outside world.

AmiMizuno
06-09-2014, 12:09 PM
Unlike Clark or Bruce she doesn't need to clam down her personality but her real personality is there. She should extend herself with the id. What could work. Martial Arts, She could be doing something in a museum. Counseling

AmiMizuno
06-25-2014, 10:03 PM
If Diana wants to spread of message of love and peace could she still use Diana Prince id? I mean it makes more sense.