12. Wonder Woman was briefly played by someone named Artemis
Biker Diana Prince also gave us another weird chapter in the story of the Wonder Woman title. While Hippolyta was busy taking away Diana’s title without her consent, she was also lining up her daughter’s replacement. Who was the lucky woman? A formidable Amazon named Artemis.
Artemis was certainly an interesting pick for the Wonder Woman title. Unlike the Amazons of Themyscira, Artemis hailed from Bana-Mighdall, a remote Amazonian city in Egypt. The inhabitants of Bana-Mighdall were more ferocious than their Greek counterparts. Therefore, new Wonder Woman was more intense, with the addition of a ponytail that improbably defied gravity. Ah, the 90s.
Due to her new, more extreme methodology, Artemis was practically shunned by Wonder Woman’s associates. Even during her brief time with the Justice League, Batman wouldn’t let her sit in Diana’s chair. Pretty petty, if you ask me.
Artemis even worked with a public relations firm to improve her image, if you’ll believe it. Of course, the firm was partially set up by the villain who would later defeat Artemis, because nothing can ever be just one thing in the world of comics. So, Artemis eventually dies, fulfilling the prophecy and sort of justifying Hippolyta’s meddling. Diana eventually regains her title and Artemis, like many characters before and after her, would eventually return from the dead.