- Wonder Woman
- Mainstream Universe, 1950s-1986
- Powers and Abilities
Mainstream Universe, 1950s-1986
( baby )
( adopted baby )
( grandfather ) [ 1 ] Hippolyta (mother) Diana (sister) Donna Troy (adopted sister) Mars (grandfather)
Amazons of Paradise Island · formerly Mars
Base Of Operations
Paradise Island · Floating Island
Princess · Warrior
Robert Kanigher · Don Heck
|First Appearance||Last Appearance|
|Wonder Woman #204
Nubia was an Amazon warrior, a rival to the title of Wonder Woman.
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Princess Nubia was the oldest duplicate daughter of Queen Hippolyta, formed from clay as a match to Diana ( Wonder Woman ), the colored Nubia was kidnapped by Mars, who raised her, controlling her mind so that she would help him bring down the Amazons. After a session in the Amazon memory banks, Diana was confronted by an armored female warrior who challenged her to single battle. The two initially wrestled, then faced each other with swords. Diana and the intruder seemed evenly matched until the intruder knocked the sword from Diana ‘s hands, and then hesitated to kill her, giving Diana the probability to wrestle her to a draw.
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The stranger declared herself as Nubia. Queen Hippolyta wondered if this was indeed the same Nubia who was to be raised as Diana ‘s sister. [ 2 ] Nubia left the Amazons and returned to her mist-concealed Floating Island ( named Slaughter Island by Mars ). She told Diana that they will meet again and one of them will be proven the true Wonder Woman. She finally did return, and reiterated her claim to the title of Wonder Woman. Later on, Nubia put down a challenge to her predominate by one of the male warriors of Slaughter Island ; she defeated the man but let him live, stating that “ A womanhood does n’t destroy liveliness, she cherishes it ! ” [ 3 ] Sometime late, Supergirl was made an honorary Amazon. When it was discovered that Nubia was suffering from a mutated shark ‘s poison, Hippolyta sent Kara to retrieve a rare rout needed to cure her. [ 4 ]
Powers and Abilities
- Mars’ Ring: This ring had a hypnotic influence on Nubia, making her hate Diana and the Amazons.
- Magic Sword: Bestowed by Mars, it is the only weapon on Earth that can counteract Diana’s Magic Lasso.
- This version of Nubia, including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985–86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. Even though versions of the character may have since appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.