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Even Superman And Wonder Woman Recognize That Their Romance Was A Mistake

DC’s Superman and Wonder Woman are two of the most powerful superheroes in the DC universe:

A Still Of Superman & Wonder Woman Kissing
A Still Of Superman & Wonder Woman in a romantic relationship

DC’s Superman and Wonder Woman are two of the most powerful Earth-bound superheroes in the DC world, and they are regarded two of the company’s “Big Three.” It wasn’t long before writers explored romantically combining the two. However, these partnerships are frequently transitory at best – but that hasn’t prevented writers from repeating the same ploy. Finally, even the Man of Steel and the Princess of Themyscira are fed up with the practice in Justice League Infinity #5. Superman and Wonder Woman, who were created in 1938 and 1940, respectively, became tremendously famous during the war and consequently earned the corresponding romantic partners in their own novels. Superman was paired with Lois Lane, who was not aware that Clark Kent and Superman were the same person (and would often pine for Superman right in front of Kent’s face). In the Wonder Woman novels, Wonder Woman was coupled with American pilot Steve Trevor, although their relationship was not as stable as Lois and Clark’s, since the character would leave and re-enter the Wonder Woman novels on a regular basis.

Superman & Wonder Woman have admitted feelings for each other in the past:

A Still Of The Live-Action DCEU Superman & Wonder Woman
A Still Of The Live-Action DCEU Superman & Wonder Woman

In the past, the two confessed they had emotions for each other, but in the DC main reality, they admitted they were best off as friends—until DC’s New 52. In a relaunch of the whole DC universe, Superman and Wonder Woman were a couple, but Superman ended the relationship owing to his affections for Lois Lane. The New 52 continuity was eventually abandoned, although Superman and Wonder Woman had multiple connections in alternative realms, as seen in Justice League Infinity #5. Superman and Wonder Woman go to an alternate dimension where reality has been altered in minor ways (for example, Herman Göring became the originator of World War II and Hitler never existed).

A Universe where Superman and Wonder Woman are not only in a committed relationship, but are married as well:

A Universe Where  Superman and Wonder Woman  are married
A Universe Where Superman and Wonder Woman are married

Superman and Wonder Woman are a couple in The Dark Knight Strikes Again, Kingdom Come, and even JLA Act of God, but this is a common error on the part of the authors. Both superheroes have human love interests in the books for a reason: to demonstrate that neither Clark nor Diana worry about a person’s physical strength or intrinsic skills when it comes to a romance. Superman and Wonder Woman both adore Lois Lane and Steve Trevor, not despite their human shortcomings, but because they have transcended them. In this dimension, Superman and Wonder Woman are not just in a committed relationship, but also married. Isn’t it a little strange? “Knowing we’re… they’re… married in another universe?” Superman inquires. It is, indeed, tough, especially for Diana; in the DCAU world on which the Justice League Infinity series is based, Wonder Woman is more often paired with Batman for a romantic relationship than Superman. Diana is drawn to Batman not because he possesses talents, but because, despite his absence of them, he charges into conflict with the fearlessness of any of her Amazon sisters.

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Azhan Ali
Azhan Ali

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