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    Default "A more 'natural' Wonder Woman" Discussion

    First of, let me start by saying that I personally have no issue with how Wonder Woman is drawn, and that this thread is simply for the sake of discussion on the matter.


    That said, following the recent events with Wonder Woman being "removed" as the UN's rrepresensative due to a petition (a stupid/immature one really) for her having "unrealistic" proportions, it begs the question, what if. What if she had a more... natural physique. Far from fat, mind you, but more "1900s fit/athetic built". For instance, as illustrated by, the late great, Frank Frazetta:


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    This actually reminds me of this:


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    Wonder Woman is an athlete and should have the body of one.

    I thought it was the costume they took issue with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRaymond View Post
    Wonder Woman is an athlete and should have the body of one.

    I thought it was the costume they took issue with?
    The also mentioned her unrealistic proportions.

    Yeah, I agree that it could look weird considering her kind of activities. But I'm all pro diverse bodies for super-heroes in general.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRaymond View Post
    Wonder Woman is an athlete and should have the body of one.

    I thought it was the costume they took issue with?
    Nope, it was her body... because apparently you can body-shame Wonder Woman out of a representation gig.

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    Facepalm.

    Whose art were they looking at? We wouldn't be having this conversation if they'd used Darwyn Cooke's vision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRaymond View Post
    Wonder Woman is an athlete and should have the body of one.

    I thought it was the costume they took issue with?
    It was the costume, her proportions and most grievously..........her skin color! Dun dun DUUUUUNNNNN!
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    Makes me want to work on my Wonder Woman paper doll fanart.

    You think the neckbeard memberberries would bust a blood vessel if they colored her 7515 C?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRaymond View Post
    Wonder Woman is an athlete and should have the body of one.
    Wonder Woman very often is not drawn with the body of an athlete.

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    Weirdly, the Frazetta drawings of women that usually come up are the "submissive" ones.

    Quote Originally Posted by Carabas View Post
    Wonder Woman very often is not drawn with the body of an athlete.
    That depends on which type of athlete you have in mind. Figure athletes are still athletes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carabas View Post
    Wonder Woman very often is not drawn with the body of an athlete.
    Dude that was a criticism saying exactly what you wrote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRaymond View Post
    Dude that was a criticism saying exactly what you wrote.
    Sorry, I completely misread that. My bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carabas View Post
    Sorry, I completely misread that. My bad.
    No harm no foul. I wrote it kinda sideways anyway.

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    It's a tricky question. I'd probably prefer to see Wonder Woman drawn with a healthy, athletic body. Probably closer to someone like Jesse Graff or Ronda Rousey than say a female gymnast which tend to be a bit leaner. I quite like her build when drawn by Cliff Chiang.

    Of course, irrespective of what body shape Diana has, it ultimately comes down to the individual artist as to how Wonder Woman is depicted (i.e. Wonder Woman can be drawn as cheesecake / for the benefit of the male gaze just as easily when she has the body of a lingerie model as when she has a more "normal" body shape).

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    I think my favorite versions of wonder woman have been from fan artists. I dont mind her being thinner since she's been that more often than not but i prefer her to have some muscle and a bigger build in general.

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