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Strife aka Eris
Strife
Real name Eris
Debut Wonder Woman v2 #121 (May 1997)
Created by John Byrne, Nick Cardy
Affiliations Gods of Olympus, Ares
Abilities Immortality
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Eris is the goddess of strife and chaos, and is the creator of the Golden Apple of Discord famously written in the story of the Trojan War.

History

Her Roman counterpart is Discordia. In ancient myth she is also identified with the Greek goddess Adrestia. When Queen Hippolyta agreed to open her country of Themyscera to the outside world, Eris used the Golden Apples of Discord to make the various United Nations dignitaries fight among one another. Wonder Woman was able to defeat Eris but the event caused a negative outlook to the Amazons by the outsiders and Eris' plans thus stayed on her side despite her defeat.

Eris was later killed by the Son of vulcan during the War of the Gods storyline. Her spirit resurfaced years later as part of a plot engineered by her also dead brothers Phobos and Deimos to merge Gotham City with the Aeropagus, Ares' throne capital. Eris possessed the super villain Poison Ivy while her brothers possessed the Joker and the Scarecrow They were later defeated by the combined efforts of Wonder Woman, Batman, Robin, Troia, Wonder Girl, Nightwing, Artemis, and the Huntress.

Post-Flashpoint

Strife is Wonder Woman's half-sister through Zeus. She's sarcastic, venomous, and a drinker, though both Diana and Hermes considers her mentality like that of a spiteful child. According to Diana, Strife has most often been seen in the company of her brother Ares as War and violence often follows Discord.

Powers and Abilities

  • Probability Manipulation
  • Immortality
  • Cosmic Awareness
  • Energy Blasts

Notes

  • In the New 52, Eris has been redesigned and is mostly referred to as Strife.

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