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Gal Gadot as Diana Prince, a.k.a. Wonder Woman in Wonder Woman 1984
When it comes to film depictions, it can be quite the uncertain task to precisely pinpoint the exact strength of the superhero that we witness on screen. On many an occasion, haphazard writing can mean that the superhero’s power level is often changing to accommodate the current story being told in the film. That being said, this article will attempt to analyze the power level displayed by Diana Prince, a.k.a. Wonder Woman, over the span of the four appearances that she has made in the DCEU franchise.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
The holy trinity: (from left) Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman
In Wonder Woman’s first appearance on screen in the DCEU, she is shown to be a warrior that utilizes a sword and shield in battle. She possesses super strength, able to exchange blows with Doomsday while seemingly remaining unfazed. She also uses the Bracelets of Submission to both deflect Doomsday’s heat rays and attack him with a powerful blast when the Bracelets are crossed with one another.
Wonder Woman (2017)
Wonder Woman in her first solo outing
In this prequel to the events of BvS, Wonder Woman exhibits much of the same traits that she previously showcased, save for the new addition of the ability to levitate and generate an almost lightning-like force when she battled Ares by the end of the film.
Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
Wonder Woman, seen here wearing the Golden Eagle Armor
Aside from the obvious superhero abilities featured in her other appearances, Diana Prince this time exhibits the ability of being able to fly. Furthermore, the character does utilize some sort of power unknown to audiences before, which allows Wonder Woman to turn a jet airplane invisible with little to no effort involved.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League
Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s Justice League
Much like her previous appearance in Zack Snyder’s film BvS, Wonder Woman once again is shown wielding her sword and shield as she battles Steppenwolf and his minions. She is also shown to possess her super-strength, although conspicuously foregoing her ability to fly but instead showcasing her super-speed as she is able to deflect machine gun fire with great ease.
How Powerful Is Wonder Woman?
In conclusion, it would appear that the consistency of Diana Prince’s powers remains the same in all the Zack Snyder attached projects, which give Wonder Woman a sort of grounded warrior princess-like characterization. The only outlier is the portrayal of the character in Wonder Woman 1984, which creates a sort of continuity error for the character as her abilities to fly and turn jets invisible are not utilized in present-day timelines, which can come across as confusing to most viewers.
Regardless, based on the evidence above, we would argue that Wonder Woman is indeed a powerful character, able to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Superman and Doomsday and possess the necessary speed that could be a challenge to The Flash himself.