More Wondy #31
Interesting revelations here, this week. Not least of which is what's up with that damn eagle already.
Diana is sitting at Etta's bedside, allowing herself a few minutes of sorrow for her friend, when Tamika (the nurse whose shoulder she was crying on earlier) comes in the door and tells her in an unearthly voice that she's given up, and she shouldn't; "that was our mistake."
Diana knows Athena was dead?
Diana knows Athena was dead and has not even reacted?
If Dick Grayson was not in FC or RIP or the first three-quarters of BftC and then finally showed up at the same time as Bruce and was like "wait I thought you were dead," that would be like this.
Fuck yes Athena. I maintain that eagle instead of owl is cheap misdirection, but this is cool enough that I don't even care. (Though I do wonder what it's like for Tamika.)
.... I admit. I did not see that coming.
This makes Diana flipping her shit about the loss of the lasso make less sense, though, if "only Diana can use it" is still in effect.
Also, not sure how keen I am on Ares being behind it all. This is a pretty elaborate scheme, for one, and Ares has never been a particularly elaborate guy. He just says "I want a nuclear war" and lets his sons hash out the details, or "I want Diana to suffer" and leaves it to Donna Milton to come up with an actual how. Or, more recently, "I bet if I show up on Themyscira it will freak everybody out" without any real thought or concern as to where that will lead. Actually coming up with the specifics of Genocide's creation and the double-blind of the gargareans of his own volition seems rather smarter and more sophisticated than post-Crisis Ares (or mythological Ares, for that matter) has ever been.
For two, apparently Minerva was just somebody else's pawn, again, which is hella disappointing after how stoked I was to see her being set up as a dangerous mastermind in her own right once more, and this kind of suggests (especially given the timing) that we're done with her part of the storyline. Really, really hope I'm wrong there.
Though on the positive side, Ares using Diana's reanimated corpse to create his ultimate worshipper/lover is all kinds of brilliantly wrong and perverse. Because, y'know, it's exactly the kind of *compliment* that an Ares gone loony would give his respected but deeply vexing foe.
Also, there's this thing with a missile which is fucking awesome, but I'll leave that for someone else to post.