Doris Zuel (New Earth)

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Real Name

Doris Zuel

Main Alias



Secret Six, Injustice League, The Society, Villainy, Inc., female Furies

Base Of Operations

Ivy Town





Secret Identity


american english

Marital Status



Scientist · Professor












New Earth


William Moulton Marston · Harry G. Peter

First Appearance
Wonder Woman Vol 2 #126
(October, 1997)

Doris Zuel, besides known as Giganta, is an enemy to Wonder Woman.

early life

Dr. Doris Zuel was suffering from a fatal lineage disease. In a desperate offer to save herself, Zuel planned to transfer her life-essence into the body of Wonder Woman, who was in a coma and being kept at the experimental medical facility where Zuel worked. [ 1 ] unfortunately for Zuel, the experiment was only halfway through and was interrupted by Wonder Girl, in which Zuel was declared dead. Subsequently Zuel ‘s adjunct, Branson, discovered Zuel ‘s essence had been stored in the transference machine ‘s buffer faculty, and put her in the body of one of the screen animals, a gorilla named Giganta. Desperate to return her take care to a human soundbox, Zuel/Giganta abducted a comatose, beautiful red-haired ‘strong woman ‘ named Olga from a traveling circus. She apparently succeeded in transferring her beware into Olga ‘s body, and most probably, Olga ‘s mind into the body of the gorilla ( although the destine of Olga, the gorilla, and Zuel ‘s original soundbox have never been revealed ). Giganta immediately possesses the ability to grow to gigantic size – Olga already possessed this baron when Zuel stole her consistency. [ 2 ] The beginning of the ability is strange, though it may stem from the shaman who placed Olga in a coma anterior to Giganta ‘s attack. Whatever the character, the ability appears to be mysterious in nature, as Giganta has been shown aligned with the forces of charming. Following her transformation, Giganta allied herself with Queen Clea and the modern version of Villainy Inc. in an undertake to conquer the lost world of Skartaris. After their frustration by Wonder Woman, Giganta has besides been a extremity of the unify villain movement known as The Society .
Giganta, along with Cheetah and Doctor Psycho, engaged in a struggle with Donna Troy ( who assumed the identity of Wonder Woman one year after the events of Infinite Crisis ), as partially of a search for, as they term it, the “ real ” Wonder Woman. In the follow days, the villains continue their quest, holding Troy hostage in order to draw Wonder Woman out for a rescue undertake ; they besides contend with the current Wonder Girl, Robin, and ( though they do n’t realize it at beginning ), Diana herself, in the guise of government agent Diana Prince. Giganta and her allies besides conflict Hercules, with the giantess being felled by the fabled champion. At a belated point of time, Giganta turned down her career in villainy and became employed as a regular teacher at Ivy Town ‘s University. There, she was infected and controlled by M’Nagalah, the monstrous Cancer god, and was sent to seduce and capture Ryan Choi, the newfangled Atom, in the process even going indeed far as to swallow the miniature bomber active. He got out by making her disgusted and she coughed him up. nowadays free of M’Nagalah ‘s control, a apparently penitent Dr. Zuel retains her position at Ivy University and has approached Ryan for a moment opportunity, despite the bizarre circumstances of their beginning meet. Before their second date, the Atom is approached by Wonder Woman on behalf of the Department of Metahuman Affairs and asked to wear a wire on his date with Zuel. After professing her desire to reform, she is informed that Ryan is wearing a wire and tears off the ceiling of the restaurant to see Wonder Woman and Ryan talking – unaware that Ryan had removed the telegram. A crusade between Wonder Woman and Giganta ensues. Wonder Woman cursorily managed to knock Giganta out but Ryan intervened to stop her from beating her far, after admitting she had lost her temper – they realize that Dr. Zuel has disappeared. Whether she heard or saw Ryan ‘s actions to stop her from getting promote injuries is even to be seen. The events following Ivy Town forced Giganta to come back to villainy. finally, she was among the many villains that were secretly taken into hands by Checkmate and exiled to another planet. She and the other prisoners were later able to escape back to Earth through the workings of Lex Luthor.

final examination crisis

Main article: Final Crisis During the Final Crisis, Giganta became a member of Libra ‘s Secret Society of Super Villains, and late fell under the bondage of Darkseid alongside respective other super-powered women, going under the list Gigantrix, in which she fights as one of the modern incarnations of the Female Furies with Wonder Woman, Batwoman and Catwoman. She was possessed by the heart of the Fury Stompa, and was lone freed when Supergirl smashes the skull-and-crossbones mask from her confront. [ 3 ]

Brightest Day

Main article: Brightest Day Giganta was hired by Bane to join his and Jeannette ‘s surrogate team of Secret Six along with several early mercenaries including Dwarfstar, a supervillain with shrinking powers who, unbeknown to Zuel, had been involved in Ryan Choi ‘s death via his hiring Deathstoke to kill him. Upon return from a mission, Amanda Waller arranged a deal with the members of the Six, but felt Dwarfstar was a liability, so she informed them of the full details of his actions, knowing Giganta would deal with him. indeed, Giganta abducted Dwarfstar with the full intentions of torturing him. [ 4 ]


  • Size Alteration: Ability to increase her size from roughly 6’6 to several hundred feet in seconds.
    • Superhuman Strength: Above average in normal form, superhuman when gigantic. She has held her own against Wonder Woman, and can become stronger than her through her size alteration.
    • Superhuman Durability: Her durability is higher than an average woman but it is not superhuman until she begins growing.


  • Genius Level Intellect: Giganta is also a brilliant scientist who now retains her full intelligence at any size from normal to maximum.

other Characteristics

  • Diminished Intellect (Formerly): Giganta becomes less brilliant the more she grows.[5]

  • In Pre-Crisis continuity, in Wonder Woman #163, Giganta’s origin is revamped to include Doctor Psycho in which she becomes even larger (though not yet a giant) and was blond.
  • It was noted in Wonder Woman (Volume 3) #2 that Giganta formerly lost much of her intellect as she grew in size (becoming more brutish and prone to violence), but currently seems to have transcended that limitation and retains her full intelligence at any size.[2]
  • According to writer Gail Simone on Twitter, Giganta’s brief relationship with the size-altering superhero the Atom (Ryan Choi) was inspired by a suggestion by the actor Patton Oswalt. [6]


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