When Wonder Woman was created by William Marston in 1940, she was intended to represent the pinnacle of modern woman.
Marston saw her as a symbol of force, strength, and power; he believed in the concept of "love leadership" and felt that the world would be better off if it was run by a civilisation of Wonder Women. (Marston also, however, was a firm believer in bondage and submission and tied elements of his lifestyle into Wonder Woman's creation as well.)
Wonder Woman's history since then has had multiple twists, turns, and origins, depending on current continuity. The most common elements of her backstory involve her being an Amazon from Themyscira (Paradise Island in older comics), either a goddess or demi-goddess, being daughter to Queen Hippolyta - and being an emissary of her elusive civilisation to the considerably different "world of men."
What has never changed about her portrayal is her skill, fierceness, and abilities as a warrior. When you add in her formidable array of weapons and equipment, she is truly one of the most devastating enemies of evil that DC has to offer.
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