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Nubia
Information
Species: Amazon
Hair: black

Nubia is an amazon from the continent of Africa. She is not a native of Paradise Island.


Background History

Formed from clay as a twin to Diana (Wonder Woman), the dark skinned Nubia was kidnapped by Mars, who raised her, controlling her mind so that she would help him bring down the Amazons.

Years later, Diana is confronted by an armored female warrior who challenges her to single combat. The two initially wrestle, then face each other with swords. Diana and the intruder seem evenly matched until the intruder knocks the sword from Diana's hands, and then hesitates to kill her, giving Diana the chance to wrestle her to a draw. The stranger declares "I am Nubia!", then she and Diana embrace. Queen Hippolyta wonders if this was indeed the same Nubia who was to be raised as Diana's sister.

Nubia leaves the Amazons and returns to her mist concealed Floating Island (named Slaughter Island by Mars). She tells Diana that they will meet again and one of them will be proven the true Wonder Woman. She eventually does return, and reiterates her claim to the title of Wonder Woman. Hippolyta tells her, "Aye, Nubia, that is the law. Anyone may challenge my daughter's right to that title. Until then may I wish that you find favor in wise Hera's eyes as you already have in mine?" Later on she puts down a challenge to her rule by one of the male warriors of Slaughter Island, she defeats the man but lets him live, stating that "A woman doesn't destroy life, she cherishes it!"


Continuity from SuperFriends Comic Book (October 1979)

When Wonder Woman is under the control of the evil Overlord, Nubia is seen attempting to liberate the oppressed women of the African continent. She tells them that men still treat women as if they were possessions and it's time for women to stand up to men, with Wonder Woman as leader. But Diana is interrupted by Nubia. Nubia tells her to back off and they fight, eventually the Overlord is defeated and they part as friends.


Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Gorgon Sight


Abilities

  • Master of many forms of Ancient & modern Greek combat, African warfare


Strength level

  • Amazon enhanced strength, and durability


Weaknesses

  • none


Appearance

Super Friends (comic book):


Notes

  • Nubia never appeared on the series. She only appeared in the comic book.
  • Nubia was created by Robert Kanigher and Don Heck
  • She first appeared in Wonder Woman vol. 1 #204[1] (January 1973)


External Links


References

  1. Go to the DC Database for more on Wonder Woman vol. 1 #204


Other Media

NubiaDoll MEGO

1977 Nubia doll.
Property of the Mego Corporation.

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