QUEEN HIPPOLYTA

Real Name: Queen Hippolyta of Themyscira

Identity/Class: Extra-dimensional (Earth-Amalgam) Amazon

Occupation: (currently) Queen of the Amazons / Ruler of Themyscira

Affiliations:  Diana Prince (Princess Diana of Themyscira); Wonder Woman (Ororo); the Amazons of Themyscira; the Olympian Gods

Enemies: unrevealed

Known Relatives: Diana Prince (daughter); Wonder Woman (adopted daughter); Trevor Castle (son-in-law); Ryan Castiglione (grandson)

Aliases: none

Base of Operations: Themyscira (Paradise Island)

First Appearance: Amazon#1 (April, 1996)

Powers/Abilities: As an Amazon, Queen Hippolyta possesses superhuman agility, strength, endurance and reaction time.

History:

(Amazon#1 (fb)) - When the mortal sea vessel known as the Arabian Princess was struck by lightning by a vengeful Poseidon, Queen Hippolyta and her fellow Amazons sent out a rescue ship.  Although the mortal vessel had already slipped beneath the waves of the Mediterranean Sea by the time she arrived, Queen Hippolyta sensed a small life crying out to her.  Diving overboard, Queen Hippolyta was guided through the dark waters by unknown forces.  There was a child calling out to her as sure and as strong as had her daughter Diana before she was created.  Groping blindly in the darkness, Queen Hippolyta found a drowning baby girl -- the only apparent survivor of the Arabian Princess.

Although the baby girl was as close to death as any mortal soul could be, she was raced back to Themyscira and treated.  The Amazons treating her sensed a great power within the baby's form and reported to Queen Hippolyta that they had only sensed a greater portioning of primal energy within the god-blessed form of Princess Diana.  Queen Hippolyta speculated that it was this primal energy that she sensed when she decided to bring the baby through the mystic barriers of Themyscira.  Queen Hippolyta found a bracelet on the baby's wrist that bore the word "Ororo," which Hippolyta took to be the baby's name.  Hippolyta adopted young Ororo as her own and raised her alongside Diana.

(Amazon #1 (fb)) - Twelve years later, Diana told Ororo that she was not a real Amazon and that Hippolyta was not even her real mother, sparking a fight between the two step-sisters.  After breaking up the squabble, Queen Hippolyta was forced to tell young Ororo the story of how she was brought to Themyscira.

(Bullets and Bracelets#1 (fb)) - Queen Hippolyta was present as Diana said farewell to Themyscira, bid her adopted sister Ororo goodbye, and left to investigate "Man's World."
 


Comments: adapted by John Byrne and Terry Austin

Key:
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CLARIFICATIONS:

Also assume that the Amalgam characters have no other connection to any others than whom they are Amalgamated, unless specifically mentioned.

Queen Hippolyta is an amalgam of:

            • Hippolyta of Earth-616, @ Thor (vol. I)#127

            • Hippolyta of the mainstream DC Universe, @ (historical) All Star Comics#8; (current) Wonder Woman (vol. II)#1
 



 

Last updated12/21/03

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