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Real name Nubia
Debut Wonder Woman v1 #204 (February 1973)
Created by Robert Kanigher Don Heck
Affiliations Amazons, Wonder Woman (sister)
Abilities Amazonian perks



The black Amazon warrior who was charged by the Greek Gods with defending the entrance to the river Styx and the Tartarus Gate. Sometime during her time in the underworld, Nubia met the Zoroastrian god of light, Ahura Mazda, and became his lover. Nu'bia sided with Wonder Woman.

Nubia was Wonder Woman's "black sister", created from black clay, just as Diana was created from white clay. Both were brought to life by Aprhodite, but Nubia was stolen by Ares/Mars (the Greek and Roman names were interchangeable, and more often than not, the Roman names were used. Mars was one of the gods whose Roman name was used.), so Nubia did not get the powers that was given to Diana.

Mars raised Nubia to be his warrior, giving her a special ring to keep her mind clouded. Years later, Diana met Nubia, who became her roommate. After several battles, Wonder Woman was able to release Nubia from Mars' control, when she used the heat of the sun, reflected off her bracelets, to cause the ring to expand and fall off. Nubia defied Mars, and optioned to lead her warriors to the ways of peace. It was then that Queen Hyppolita revealed the truth: Nubia was Diana's sister!


See: Wonder Woman (Nubia)

Nubia is the Wonder Woman of Earth-23.

Powers and Abilities

  • Superhuman Strength
  • Superhuman Speed
  • Enhanced Senses
  • Enhanced Healing
  • Telepathy
  • Longevity
  • Invulnerability


  • Weapon Master
  • Hand to Hand Combatant (advanced)
  • Tracking
  • Marksmanship
  • Leadership

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