Wonder Girl, Donna Troy, let's hear what you have to say about her.
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I think that image is technically Donna in her “Troia” attire. Although I could be wrong as I actually don’t know a whole lot about the character. Now if we’re talking the modern Wonder Girl, Cassie Sandsmark, I know…well not a whole hell of a lot more to be honest.
Wonder Girl always seemed, to me at least, to be an interesting character from the outside but for some reason I’ve just never gotten around to actually reading any of her stories. I’ve seen a bit of Cassie in Teen Titans and elsewhere but I don’t recall ever actually reading a Donna Troy story.
poor donna. dc could never quite figure what to do with her. the most convoluted character this side of hawkman.
No, you’re right Anarchangel. This is what she looked like as Wonder Girl. http://www.comicbookreligion.com/img/w/o/Wonder_Girl_Donna_Troy.jpg
Considering most DC writers don’t know how to write Wonder Woman, it’s not surprising that there’s even more confusion about how to deal with her first sidekick. I generally like the little of Donna Troy I’ve read, but trying to get a fix on her origin is a mess.
She seems to be more of a Teen Titans character than a sidekick to Wonder Woman. I mean, she debuted in the Teen Titans and the only connection she had with Wonder Woman in the beginning was her name because it took them about a year to give her a) a real name and b) a backstory. Plus I’ve never actually seen her do any side-kicking of the Robin/ Bucky type.
Yes it is not Donna in her Wonder Girl outfit. And yes there is another Wonder Girl, But there are only so many sidekicks out there, so I am trying to spread them out.
Oh, the fun part is that Donna Troy apparently came about completely by accident.
See, some of the ‘earlier’ Wonder Woman stories (I think they were actually early Silver Age) featured ‘Wonder Girl’ and ‘Wonder Tot’ – versions of Princess Diana at a younger age. From what I’ve read, when the Teen Titans started, the books team decided to grab every sidekick they could find – and somebody apparently suggested Wonder Girl, not recognizing that she wasn’t a seperate character. (Which, considering some stories had Wonder Woman interacting with her younger self, isn’t all that surprising.) Hence, a new character was born. The rest of Donna’s ‘life’ has pretty much been about that mixed up as well.
As JR said, I associate her as a Teen Titans character rather than Wonder Woman’s side-kick. I think she is one of the characters who suffered most from Crisis on Infinite Earths. Her retcon was particularly clunky – and this is coming from a Legion of Super-heroes fan.
Ive never even seen or heard of her
In the 1970’s TV series, they renamed her Drucilla.