While Batman regularly spars with a demented clown and Superman is kept busy by bald rich guys, Wonder Woman does the real heavy lifting in the DC Universe, protecting the world from actual deities such as Ares, who's now set to appear in her first solo venture.
During the film's most climactic fight scene, there's a moment when the trio surmise that Doomsday can feed off energy because he's not from Earth. In typical badass fashion, Wonder Woman then reminds us exactly why she's such a formidable opponent, explaining that:
"I've killed things from other worlds before."
#Batman and #Superman quickly gloss over this intriguing revelation with some ill-timed banter — but for those paying attention, Wonder Woman's offhand remark may have very well explained the nature of evil itself within the DCEU.
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What "Otherworldly Things" Did Wonder Woman Kill Before?
Although Wonder Woman's past is still shrouded in mystery for the most part, we do know that the Amazonian Princess has lived in the DCEU for hundreds of years, training on the Island of Themyscira right up until Steve Trevor landed there in WWI.
If we follow the comics and assume that Diana had never left Themyscira before the events of her solo film unfold, both Greek mythology and DC comics suggest that Wonder Woman's main adversaries up to that point were either legendary beasts, rival Amazons or treacherous gods.
If that's the case, then what on earth are these "things from other worlds" that Wonder Woman has killed in the past? Rumors suggest that Diana may have fought the Parademons of Apokolips eons before their appearance in Batman v Superman, uniting with the humans and Atlanteans to defend the Earth through a temporary alliance. However, Screenrant have suggested another theory that could help explain the nature of the DCEU itself, and provide clues regarding the direction that these films are all heading in.
Are The Greek Deities And Creatures From Another World?
While there remains a chance that these "otherworldly things" were parademons sent long ago by Darkseid on a scouting mission to Earth, there's also a strong possibility that the monsters and evil gods of Greek legend possess otherworldly origins of their own.
Of course, one could argue that the Greek deities hail from other dimensions such as Hades, ones that are tied into Greek mythology — but the problem with this idea is that Diana probably wouldn't see the likes of Zeus or Ares as otherworldly if this were the case. After all, these planes of existence aren't that far removed from her own.
However, now that we know Darkseid, boom tubes and Parademons are officially part of the DCEU, this surely means that the New Gods aren't far behind. Could Diana's greatest enemies of the past — including the likes of Ares himself — derive their powers from the New Gods, an alien race of beings from the planets of New Genesis and Apokolips?
Is Ares One Of The New Gods?
In the original source material, the New Gods survived when devastation struck and killed all of the 'Old Gods' on their planet (because, comics), creating a 'Godwave' that spread throughout the DC Universe. While the name 'Godwave' sounds like it belongs to some kind of down-and-out Christian rock band, this inexplicable wave of energy actually imbued a number of DC characters with the power of a deity, including the original Greek pantheon. Later down the line, this 'Godwave' also set up the potential for meta-humans and other DC mainstays, including the Speed Force.
Given that Ares and his fellow Gods derive their power from an alien source, could Wonder Woman's line in Batman v Superman refer to her arch enemy after all? Now that it looks like Ares been confirmed as the main villain in Wonder Woman, there's a strong chance that Diana will kill some of his god-like/alien henchmen, and possibly even Ares himself. As the events in Wonder Woman occur before Diana uttered this line, the film may even end with the death of Ares himself. Wonder Woman isn't known for holding back when the lives of others are on the line and we highly doubt that the God of War will surrender to the Amazon peacefully.
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If Wonder Woman reveals that the Greek pantheon are in fact otherworldly beings imbued with alien, god-like powers, this would be the perfect way to tie together the disparate films of the DCEU into one cohesive universe, while also hinting that Ares might have already met his end at the hands of the Amazonian Princess. There's also a chance that Zack Snyder just threw in that line to make Wonder Woman sound more badass, but as the director already planted seeds leading towards the emergence of Darkseid, it would make sense if this easter egg held far more importance than we first realised.
Who are these things from other worlds that died at the hands of Wonder Woman?
(Sources — Screenrant)