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    [QUOTE=Tzigone;4786669]
    That gives it a whiff of "destiny" or "chosenness" to me, which I don't like for any characters (I do hate prophecy) since nobody else is getting dropped of on the island....actually, I guess some have (at least temporarily).
    Short of Diana herself doing it, which creates some weird continuity problems itself, there really isn't a feasible way of Donna getting to the island without some sort of divine intervention. Access to the island is forbidden except for when the goddesses allow it. Plus I'd like to have some time where Diana and Donna were both kids being raised by Hippolyta together, though Diana would of course be in the 11-13 range while Donna is an infant.

    If Rhea rescues her, there is some unavoidable "destiny" stuff, but that was sort of in place anyway. As convoluted as some of that Titan Seed stuff was, it does come with new locations and a corner of Greek myth Donna can call her own that her big sister doesn't really have a claim on.

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    Will she still be living on the island, as per original TT and traveling to work with them? Because I definitely don't want her in Diana's custody as a teen - that recasts the relationship to me, making Diana a quasi-parent, and that's just not what they were. And, of course, despite later comments/retcons, Donna and the other TTs were more like 15 than 13 when they formed. Well, Garth aged weird, and Donna's existence was weird. But Dick was absolutely definitely at least 15 (quite reasonably 16 or 17) and Wally at least 14.
    I'd have her be living on the island until she leaves to become Wonder Girl and pretty much live with Diana from that point on. I would like her to travel back and forth, but I also like Rucka's Rebirth Year One (and how it played into the origins of Cheetah, Cale, Deimos and Phobos, and Cyber) so I'd prefer that be kept. So when she leaves, she's pretty much stuck in Man's World until both she and Diana can regain access due to Ares escaping or whatever.

    I'd think she'd have to leave early at a younger age than Diana to acclimate to our culture more quickly than Diana does. Especially as she's more of an "everywoman" than Diana who has a double identity and is starting her own business with Aurora Studios. I'd even have her lose her accent a little more than Diana when she learns English to distinguish them. So the younger the better, like around the same age as Dick after he's been Robin a couple years.

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    One issue with Donna's origin is that it's so dependant on things in Diana's origin and worldbuilding. Like how long has Diana been active in Man's World? Is it possible for her to get to Themyscira, and if so, under which circumstances? If an Olympian or other Greek god saved Donna and brought her to Themyscira, it opens up another whole slew of questions…

    ETA: SiegePerilous02 covered a lot of this in more detail.
    «Speaking generally, it is because of the desire of the tragic poets for the marvellous that so varied and inconsistent an account of Medea has been given out» (Diodorus Siculus, The Library of History [4.56.1])

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    Short of Diana herself doing it, which creates some weird continuity problems itself, there really isn't a feasible way of Donna getting to the island without some sort of divine intervention. Access to the island is forbidden except for when the goddesses allow it
    It's not so much that gods have to give their approval than the fact it is very hard to greach. It's in Skyworld so i think if you have any means to travel from the multiverse to the sphere of gods, you can then access it. Problem is, except gods, very few people can do this (Constantine maybe, but at what cost ?!) or you need to find a natural portal (even rarer...)

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    Donna can be rescued when she's a preteen like the Titans show did.

    Personally, I'd go for Donna and Nubia being Diana's sisters (Nubia via Hippolyta's marriage to Philippus).

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