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The Amazons are an elite female race of warriors that occupy the island of Themyscira. Created by Zeus, they were Mankind's defense against the manipulations of Ares. However, following the War of the Gods, the Amazons seceded from the world, forever training for their battle against the God of War.
Amazons bear an identical outward physical appearance to that of human females, though they differ from human women due to their superior physicality and remarkable beauty. They possess skills superior to that of humans in armed and hand-to-hand combat and are incapable of being affected by the passage of time or exposure to diseases, though can still be slain through violence.
The Amazons were created by the Olympian Gods led by Zeus with the intention of spreading love and compassion throughout the world to counter Ares' attempts to malevolently corrupt Mankind. They brought a brief period of peace upon the world.
Roughly 25 millennia before the War of the Gods, the Amazons joined with the Atlanteans and Humanity in fighting off an Apokoliptan invasion of Earth led by Steppenwolf and his massive Parademon army. Before being forced to depart, Steppenwolf left behind three Mother Boxes, and each of the three factions of the army that helped save Earth would be given one of them.
As Ares slowly became engulfed in his jealousy over Mankind, his corruptions led to their betrayal of the Amazons, forcing them into enslavement by the very people they'd been created to protect. Rallied under the leadership of Hippolyta, the Amazons freed themselves from captivity, while the Olympians were slowly slain by Ares, who'd been banished to the realm of Man by his father in their final duel and severely crippled and unable to regain his strength.
As the War of the Gods neared its end, princess Diana was born as the daughter of Zeus and Queen Hippolyta. Zeus used the last of his power to create the island of Themyscira where the Amazons would be safe from Ares, able to train for their eventual return to the realm of Man and the battle against the God of War. Diana also was eventually trained in combat tactics by her aunt, Antiope, to fulfill her role as the God Killer her father created her to be so that she would be able to defeat Ares and finally rid the world of his manipulations.
- Super Strength
- Super Durability
- Healing Factor
- Super Agility
- Super Stamina
- Hippolyta - Queen of the Amazons
- Diana - Princess of the Amazons
- Antiope † - Former General of the Amazonian army
- Acantha - Amazon Senator
- Timandra - Amazon Senator
- Menalippe - Amazon Lieutenant
- Faora is referred to as an "alien Amazon" in Man of Steel: The Official Movie Novelization.
- When first introduced in the DC Comics universe, Mercy Graves was revealed to be Amazonian in disguise. However, this was later retconned.