(The sun rises over Stonehenge and two figures approach each other. They are revealed to be women, one with long golden hair and the other with long dark hair. They are the two legendary warrior princess: Adora, the might She-Ra, and Diana, the Wonder Woman.)
ADORA: So, we meet at last. The famous Wonder Woman.
WONDER WOMAN: Diana will suffice. So tell me, why have you sought me out?
ADORA: I have heard of your many achievements as a warrior. If you are indeed the warrior of great renown you are made out to be, you are someone I would be honored to fight at my side in the war against the Horde.
WONDER WOMAN: So you mean to test my skills in a duel?
ADORA: That is correct. If you prove to be a challenge for me, regardless of whether you triumph or fall, I would wish to offer you the opportunity to assist in defeating the Horde once and for all.
WONDER WOMAN: I accept but be warned. You have signed on for more than you bargained for.
ADORA: We shall see.
(Diana arms herself with her sword and shield.)
WONDER WOMAN: Show me what you can do.
(Adora smiles as she raises the Sword of Protection.)
ADORA: FOR THE HONOR OF GRAYSKULL!
(There is a bright flash of light as Adora is transformed into She-Ra.)
SHE-RA: Now, let us begin!
(Wonder Woman leaps forward and lunges at She-Ra, who only just manages to block her attack in time. They begin to exchange blow upon blow with each other. With each strike, She-Ra backs up one step, giving Diana more and more ground. In no time, they have stepped out of the perimeter of Stonehenge.)
WONDER WOMAN: Impressed yet?
SHE-RA: Oh, I wouldn’t count myself out just yet.
(She-Ra sweeps out her foot, tripping Wonder Woman at the ankles, causing her to fall onto her back. When she looks up, She-Ra is swinging down at her. Wonder Woman raises her shield and feels the power of She-Ra’s sword against it. She-Ra slams her sword down again and again while Diana reaches to her tiara with her free hand. Removing it from her forehead, she throws it into the air. She-Ra turns around and sees the tiara coming around to hit her in the face. She moves to avoid it, allowing Diana to slam her shield into She-Ra’s face. As the princess falls backward, Diana catches her tiara.)
SHE-RA: Not bad. I didn’t see that one coming.
WONDER WOMAN: Not used to it yet? You’ll have plenty of time to become accustomed to the surprises I can pull off.
SHE-RA: So I can see now.
(Once more, the two go at it again, sword blades clashing again and again. This time, She-Ra is acting a little more aggressive, preventing Diana from gaining more ground. However, she is unable to regain any that she has lost. Eventually, she throws out a feint at Wonder Woman, who avoids the strike as the Sword of Protection suddenly changes form, becoming a long and extended rope. The rope wraps around Diana’s shield arm. She-Ra tugs hard on the rope until Wonder Woman finally drops the shield.)
SHE-RA: Now, let’s see how well you do without your weapons.
(In retaliation, Wonder Woman throws her sword at She-Ra, who ducks, and the sword soars away and out of sight. When She-Ra turns around, Wonder Woman has grabbed her shield, which she now throws like a frisbee at She-Ra, hitting her in the face. Becoming dazed, the Sword of Protection becomes a sword once more.)
WONDER WOMAN: You really want to find out? I’ll show you.
(She-Ra charges at Diana, who slams her bracelets together, creating a thunderclap that knocks She-Ra into the air. Wonder Woman jumps into the air and soars above She-Ra before slamming her hard to the ground. Despite taking a serious beating, She-Ra still rises, still ready to fight on.)
SHE-RA: Now, I’m truly impressed. Don’t stop now.
WONDER WOMAN: Count on it.
(They leap into the air at the same time, She-Ra trying to find an opening to strike Wonder Woman, only to be put onto the evasive to avoid taking a direct hit from her fists. Once more, She-Ra finds herself on her back foot, losing ground to the Amazon. Wonder Woman presses her more, pushing her back further until she finally ducks under a thrust from She-Ra, giving her the opening to elbow her in the jaw. She-Ra falls onto her back, but manages to roll away from Diana before she can slam her heel against her stomach.)
SHE-RA: Like to play rough, I see.
WONDER WOMAN: Sometimes.
SHE-RA: Then perhaps I should do likewise.
(She-Ra jumps over Diana, having the Sword of Protection into a whip, which binds itself around her ankles. Flicking her wrist to the left, she hurls Wonder Woman onto the ground hard. Just when she’s getting back up, She-Ra does this again, flinging Diana to the right. She repeats this for a third time, having Diana fly over her head. However, when she’s in the air, Diana slams her bracelets together, creating a thunderclap that creates a massive crater, with She-Ra in the center of it.)
WONDER WOMAN: Let’s see how you like that.
(Bringing out her Lasso of Truth, Diana wraps it around She-Ra’s waist. Pulling her up, Diana punches her in the face, then she pulls her back up and repeats the same process again and again. Upon the fourth strike, she releases She-Ra by flinging her back to the ground. However, She-Ra turns in midair, landing with her hands on the ground and pushes against it, propelling her back up and hitting Wonder Woman in the chest. Placing her hands around her shoulders, She-Ra pushes them both to the ground and stands atop Wonder Woman in apparent triumph.)
SHE-RA: You have done far more than live up to your name, Wonder Woman. You truly are the warrior I would be honored to fight alongside.
(Wonder Woman mutters something incomprehensible, so She-Ra steps off her.)
SHE-RA: My apologies. You were saying?
WONDER WOMAN: I was trying to tell you…we’re not done yet.
(Before she can react, Wonder Woman uses her lasso to pull the Sword of Protection out of She-Ra’s hands. She-Ra gasps in surprise as Wonder Woman sticks into the ground.)
WONDER WOMAN: Now, where were we? Ah yes, I remember.
(With another flick of the wrist, the Lasso of Truth wraps around She-Ra’s waist. Throwing her into the air, Wonder Woman soars after her, striking at She-Ra from multiple angles. She-Ra tries to block her attacks without success, taking a massive beating as a result. She then takes an uppercut to the face before she begins to descend to the ground below. Before she hits the ground, though, Wonder Woman wraps her up one more time, pinning She-Ra’s arms to her sides in the process and sets down gently.)
WONDER WOMAN: So, tell me. Have you got anything that could help you escape from this?
(Compelled by the effects of the lasso, She-Ra shakes her head.)
SHE-RA: No, I have nothing I could use to escape this bondage.
(Satisfied, Wonder Woman releases the bound She-Ra, who now reverts back to Princess Adora.)
WONDER WOMAN: I believe that is game set match.
ADORA: Indeed, it is. You have bested me. Truly, there is far more to you than even I could have anticipated. Were we to fight together, I do not a single force that could stop us.
WONDER WOMAN: It would be an honor.
And I figured this was going to be a close match. Got that wrong, didn’t I? While it’s true that both of these warrior princesses wield tremendous power, the power within Wonder Woman is far greater than anything She-Ra has ever faced. For one thing, while they’ve each had a lifetime of battle experience and training, Wonder Woman’s still pretty much trumped She-Ra’s, having lived for centuries. If that wasn’t enough, she had her beat physically in every major category. Sure, She-Ra is strong enough to through massive boulders and fast enough to deflect enemy fire, but Diana has not only done the same, she’s also gone and beyond such accomplishments again and again. She’s strong enough to challenge Superman, she’s fast enough to travel far beyond the speed of light, and to top it off, she can’t take damage unless she’s cut by anything sharp. Granted, She-Ra did have the means to bypass Diana’s invulnerability, but she wasn’t going to have many opportunities to use the Sword of Protection effectively, if at all. The only factors that allowed her to hold out are the sword’s ability to shift into different weapons and tools, which Wonder Woman wouldn’t initially expect; and her own cunning mind, which did have the potential to have her pull off some maneuvers not even Diana could anticipate right away. Even then, every power She-Ra has lies with her wielding the Sword of Protection, and while she’s not too shabby without it, she’s much less of a threat just as Princess Adora. By contrast, even though she had far more weapons than her competition, Wonder Woman is still a highly capable fighter on her own, as most of her powers don’t have the same restrictions. What’s more, the more she fought against She-Ra, the better picture Wonder Woman would have of her, allowing her to more quickly form a plan to bring her down. She-Ra would certainly do the same, but she wouldn’t readily have an answer on how to best Diana. But hey, at least Princess Adora wasn’t left hanging when all was said and done.The winner is Wonder Woman.
Princess Adora vs Princess Diana
No need to send knights to rescue these princesses, as you will never see them calling out for help like a damsel in distress.
Shortly after she was born, Adora was stolen from her parents, King Randor and Queen Marlena, by the Evil Horde, led by Hordak. Throughout her upbringing, she was raised as mind-controlled Force Captain for the Horde until she finally defected to the Rebels. In a twist of fate, she was reunited with her twin brother Prince Adam, better known as the hero He-Man. After learning the truth about her origins, Adora embraced her brother and became a new heroine known as She-Ra. Now knowing the truth about her past, She-Ra took a position of leadership of the Rebellion in the war against the Horde. Throughout the war, Adora recruited multiple allies to help bring down the Horde once and for all. And unlike her brother, who was known for being very lazy, She-Ra never went against what she stood for and did her best to always fought with bravery for the sake of others.
Hidden away from mankind by the Olympian King Zeus on an island surrounded by the ocean is Themyscira, the home of the Amazons. On this island paradise, the Amazons trained to preserve the peace in the world of man around them. However, over time, the Amazons became disconnected from the rest of the world, and for many years, lived peacefully on their utopia. Then one day, a plane crashed onto their island, and a contest was held to determine which Amazon would bring back the surviving pilot, Steve Trevor. In the end, the chosen champion turned out to be the queen’s own daughter Diana, who she brought to life by forming her from clay and praying to Zeus. After being bestowed with various weapons made by the Greek gods, Diana arrived with Trevor to the world outside where they uncovered a plot by the god of war Ares. In an epic clash between the children of Zeus, Diana killed Ares, and afterwards, decided that she could not abandon mankind and chose to stay as one of the world’s protectors. Sometime later, she became a founding member of the Justice League, working with some of the bravest heroes, defending the world against evil, no matter shape or form it takes.
For this matchup, we’ll be looking at composite versions of both characters. For She-Ra, this will be throughout her appearances in her cartoon She-Ra: Princess of Power, as well as her appearance in the animated movie The Secret of the Sword. For Wonder Woman, we’ll mainly be looking at her Post-Crisis incarnation, though other versions of the character may be addressed here and there for some compare and contrast. Now, let’s kick this new versus volume off with a bang as we find out which warrior princess will rise above the other in this epic legendary battle.
Much like her brother, She-Ra possesses high superhuman levels of strength, speed, reflexes, and durability that is practically invulnerable. Not only has she been shown to be able to throw fully grown men and large robots with ease, but she has also been shown to lift tall buildings and rocks the size of mountains with little to no effort. Thanks to her advanced durability, she can take an incredible amount of punishment and has hardly ever been shown to tire out, making her extremely difficult to bring down. In regards to her speed, she is a blur to her enemies and often employs the use of acrobatics, making her more evasive and harder to hit. She has also been frequently shown to deflect effortlessly deflect shots fired at her. All in all, She-Ra was a top notch warrior who was always ready meet one wave of enemies after another.
Wonder Woman has had a very extended lifetime to turn every muscle in her body to function as a weapon. Because of her mother’s desire to have her know how to protect herself, the training she underwent was ten times the intensity for the average Amazon. When all was said and done, Diana became the best she had to offer. Of course, part of this does extend to the fact that her father is Zeus, king of the Olympians, so this is also worth taking into account. While she has consistently shown her ability to easily deflect bullets and other projectiles, Diana’s speed and reflexes hardly stop there. She’s been able to keep pace with Superman, tag Professor Zoom, and she has even blocked attacks from the Shattered God, which were moving faster than the speed of light. In addition, her stamina has allowed her to fight for lengthy periods of time without tiring; if she had to, she could fight for hours and still be ready to kick ass. Which by the way, one does not simply want to be on the receiving end of a strike from Diana Prince. It may not hurt as much as a hit from Superman, but it’s pretty close. She even assisted Supes and Martian Manhunter in lifting and moving the entire planet. While this feat took their combined strength, it is still worth noting. And lastly, there is her invulnerability. Being a demigod, Diana is able to tank all kinds of blunt force trauma without taking any damage. Even when fighting someone as strong as Superman, she won’t go down easily. Unlike the Son of Krypton, though, Wonder Woman’s invulnerability does has more limitations. She can still be incapacitated by electricity, a single spray of the Joker’s venom was enough to knock her out, and of course, she’s vulnerable to piercing weapons. Lucky for her, a swordsman or sharpshooter won’t have much luck putting her down unless they land a fatal strike. Plus, she can recover very quickly from attacks such as these and keep fighting until she’s the last one standing.
So here I was expecting this round to turn out to be pretty close in most, if not all, categories. Upon a closer inspection, I don’t think it’s too far off the mark to say that Princess Adora is completely outclassed. While we have consistent showings of what Diana is capable of, we can only speculate She-Ra’s maximum potential. While she does have plenty of impressive showings of her own, they all pale in comparison. While moving the planet was a group effort, She-Ra has never come close to ever lifting anything as massive. She can try to use acrobatics to try and stay out of Diana’s reach, but this won’t do her any good, as she’s never had to evade someone who can move faster than light. And once more, her maximum level of durability is speculative, while Wonder Woman’s is not. In short, She-Ra is strong enough to take on an army with ease, but Diana can do the same in less than a quarter of the time.
Wonder Woman gets the physical edge.
Between her time as a Force Captain for the Horde and leading the Rebellion against her former masters, She-Ra has undoubtedly a wide variety of skills and abilities. Every ability she has gained could all, in some shape or form, have the potential to be a major game changer while in the midst of combat. Others seem to be more nurturing in nature such as empathic understanding, mental communication with animals and healing, as well as reading emotions in human beings. In addition, She-Ra is highly adept in outsmarting her opponents to gain the upper hand, something that usually isn’t a problem for her, since the majority of her opponents are robots with limited intelligence. However, that’s hardly to say that she can’t outsmart biological adversaries either, which she has demonstrated against multiple leading figures of the Horde. Basically, an army will not be enough to hold back the might of She-Ra. When she puts her mind to a cause, she sees it through without fail.
Wonder Woman has centuries of training under her belt in both armed an unarmed combat. No matter what, she is never helpless and is held in high regard by heroes and villains alike. In addition, she doesn’t age, possesses a fast-acting healing factor, and possesses the ability to fly and breathe in space. What’s more, she can create a thunderclap by slamming her two bracelets together, and if she takes her bracelets, she has full access to her godly power, increasing her power tremendously. According to Batman, she is the greatest melee fighter in the world, high praise that is not to be taken lightly. He goes on to further state that is Diana were to ever turn evil for any reason, then Superman would be the only being capable of stopping her. While I see this as a bit of a stretch, it still goes to show that there are very few individuals who are up to the task of even facing her. And this is a world with other highly skilled melee fighters like Deathstroke, Cheetah, and Starfire, all of whom Diana has demonstrated her technique against to great effect. However, even when she’s powerless, she can still stand her ground against many fierce warriors. She can still block bullets and fight off an angry mob with ease, she’s defeated a metahuman who could cancel out her powers, and has even defeated Beowulf, who possesses the strength of thirty men in each individual arm. Regardless of the circumstances, or who she faces, or what she goes into battle with, Diana Prince will never be helpless.
Once more, this is pretty clear-cut. While She-Ra does have some useful powers, they’re pretty much cancelled out by the Amazon’s, as some of her powers function similarly. Her healing factor and flight will especially come in handy, since she can recover from most punishment She-Ra sends her way. As for flight, that’ll give her air superiority, as Adora can only fly when she is riding her companion Swift Wind, who won’t be brought into this fight, since that would be outside help. However, it’s not the differences in their powers that decides this outcome, but their respected skills. Once more, I favor Diana, who has not only taken on many of the greatest the DC universe has to offer, but she has also demonstrated great combat prowess even when she’s powerless. By contrast, not only are the limits of She-Ra’s powers speculative at best, but she has never been shown displaying the same level of skill as the Amazon without her powers. On the other hand, she spent many years as a Force Captain in the Horde, so she can’t be counted out completely. Even so, the most she can hope to do is try and outsmart Wonder Woman, but that is going to pretty much be a herculean feat, as Diana knows how to hold her own against a very diverse number of fighters, showing just how versatile she truly is.
Wonder Woman gets the edge for her skills and powers.
As skilled a fighter as she is, Princess Adora is definitely at her best when armed with iconic sword: the Sword of Prtoection. Much like with her brother Adam’s Sword of Power which allows him to become He-Man, so too does the Sword of Protection allow Adora to become She-Ra. All she needs to do is touch the jewel embedded in the hilt and cry “For the Honor of Grayskull!” and she becomes the famous warrior she is better known as. The sword is highly durable, able to deflect and reflect enemy fire, and it can slice through most materials. But what truly makes this weapon stand out is its ability to become any weapon or tool She-Ra wants. She’s had it become a shield, a bolo, a boomerang, a lasso, a giant handcuff, even a ladder and a space helmet. However, all this power came at a cost. If the Sword of Protection takes substantial damage, She-Ra loses all her powers and reverts back to Princess Adora. Despite this minor setback, she still has the spirit to stand her ground and face evil whenever she crosses its path.
Wonder Woman possesses a mastery with dozens of weapons, and she is very capable of turning anything she picks up into one. For this match, in addition to her standard gear, she will also be given a sword and shield. But of course, the true weapons worth making note of are her Lasso of Truth, her tiara, and her magic bracelets. First looking at her lasso, this made of a highly resilient material and is practically impossible to break. It also possesses the ability to make anyone ensnared in it tell the wielder the truth. While this can help her gain some useful insight against who she may be fighting, it can also work in reverse if she becomes bound by it for any reason. Her tiara’s main purpose is to serve as a throwing weapon, which Diana has used with precision accuracy, usually managing to get her weapon to come back to her like a boomerang. And of course, there are her bracelets. As is common knowledge, these are her best defense against anything that can bypass her invulnerability, made from the shards of Zeus’s legendary shield Aegis. The bracelets are virtually indestructible, having never ever been scratched, and they can even withstand Kryptonian heat vision, which can reach temperatures as hot as the surface of the sun. Even with just one of these weapons, Wonder Woman is pretty much armed to end the battle long before it can even begin.
This is by far the most interesting round to analyze. Diana does have the advantage of having a wider variety of weapons at her disposal, but the Sword of Protection has abilities that her weapons can’t replicate. I am, of course, referring to its ability to become any weapon She-Ra wants it to become, which is not something Wonder Woman will be initially anticipating. Therefore, it’ll come down to whether she can adapt to this tactic of She-Ra’s which is not the main focus of this round. On the other hand, she still has a wide variety of ways she can use her own weapons, which will also play a major factor in this fight. And should she bind Adora in her lasso, she’s not getting out any time soon. Lastly, Diana’s powers and abilities aren’t tied to the weapons she brings, and if she is disarmed of them, it won’t be very detrimental to her fighting performance, while She-Ra will revert back to Princess Adora if she loses the Sword of Protection, or if it gets damaged in any way. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what decides this round.
Wonder Woman gets the somewhat comfortable edge for her weapons.
It’s not hard to see why a battle between She-Ra and Wonder Woman is so heavily requested to be done by the versus community. Not only are they both great warriors who can take on the world and win, but they are also great role models and set good examples for the people they fight to protect. Their battle is sure to be one that legends are made of. To set the stage, this fight will take place near Stonehenge. As a final tally, I would say the advantage to the victor goes 9/10, with the following being a hypothetical battle of 1 majority victory.