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Hippolyta 2009
Queen Hippolyta
Debut Wonder Woman (March 2009)
Played by Virginia Madsen

Hippolyta is the Queen of the Amazons and mother of Wonder Woman.

History

Though she once loved the God of War, Ares, and had a son with him, Thrax, Hippolyta would eventually find that she man she had a child with was far from the ideal husband and father. After waging war on the Amazons, Ares and Thrax engaged the Amazonians in a bloody and lengthy battle. Having no other choice than to behead her own son, Hippolyta killed Thrax and nearly did the same to Ares before Hera and Zeus intervened. As a result of their involvement, Ares was stripped of his powers and left in a prison on Themiscrya to be watched over by the Amazons.

Hippolyta would go on to create a daughter from the Earth of Themiscrya. She named her Diana and though she sheltered her away from some of the more violent things in the world, she knew deep down that her daughter was a great warrior. Hippolyta eventually let her daughter go to the United States after a pilot crash landed on Themiscrya (rather than let him die, Hippolyta made the island visible in order for Trevor to be able to safely land). After learning that Ares had escaped his prison, Hippolyta eventually went to the US to aid her daughter in defeating Ares and his army of the undead, which culminated in another bloody battle in Washington, D.C. It was here that Hippolyta killed the traitor Persephone, who had helped Ares escape his prison. Although she came close to engaging him, Hippolyta never directly fought Ares; instead it was her daughter that beheaded the God of War, laying him to rest with Hades once and for all.

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