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Home to the Amazons of Themyscira, Themyscira is an island archipelago blessed by the Greek goddesses. Meant as a place of refuge for the Amazons and a place of learning and peace, the island was initially isolated by a magical barrier that concealed the original island from outside eyes by a perpetual blanket of clouds and fog.

Standing as a doorway to the underworld, the island is a nexus of magic which Brainiac hopes to claim in his conquest of Earth and the Multiverse.


Background[]

Originally city-state of Themyscira was a city found by the Amazons in ancient Greece, from which they practiced and spread their teachings of fairness and peace to the barbaric world. Ares, the God of War and a chief opponent of the Amazons, manipulated his half brother Heracles to gather forces and attack Themyscira. Through the fake show of friendship, his forces succeed in ransacking Themyscira and making the Amazons their slaves.

While the Amazons were eventually freed by the goddess Athena, the city of Themyscira was destroyed. Athena led the Amazons to a remote island where, as penance for their failures as teachers, they become guardians of Doom’s Doorway and charged with preventing the escape of the monsters beneath. Renaming the island paradise "Themyscira" after their fallen capital, the Amazons began their new lives, erecting buildings and monuments and perfecting their skills as artisans and warriors.

Remaining hidden from the world, the island and its inhabitants revealed themselves following the insistence of their princess, Diana; who was acting as an ambassador of sorts for the nation. Following its incorporation into the world, the island has seen several civil wars and attacks caused by outside forces, as well as the original island being sacrificed to save the world during a previous attack by Brainiac.

The second island, rebuilt and re-blessed by the goddesses, fell victim to one of Hera's fits before being politically bullied by the US government. Following a mass attack by Brother Eye and his OMACs during the Infinite Crisis, the island nation cut their ties from the world and retreated back behind its magical barriers.

Involvement[]

Marked as a priority target by Brainiac following the Fortress of Solitude in digitizing Earth, the island of Themysicra comes under attack as Brainiac's Forces seek out the magical forces that lie beneath the island. Wonder Woman, Circe, and Exobyte Heroes and Villains must fight alongside with the Amazons and Circe's Bestiamorphs in order to stop Brainiac and the Avatar of Magic of getting The Flame of Change in the raid Themyscira: Gates of Tartarus, and to save Themyscira and the world itself. In addition to the On Duty menu, this scenario can also be accessed through the portal labelled "Themyscira" in the Magic Wing of the Watchtower and Hall of Doom.

By doing that you must fight your way through Braniacs forces until you get to the Avatar of Magic himself. Before you face The Avatar of Magic, Circe wants the Flame of Change for herself so she sabotages you and try to stop you from getting it. If you defeat her you will face The Avatar Of Magic. Defeating the Avatar Of Magic, Wonder Woman thanks you for saving Themyscira from Brainiac and leaves.

Trivia[]

  • Themyscira first appeared in All Star Comics #8 (December 1941), but was only known as "Paradise Island" until Wonder Woman #1 (February 1987) where it received the name "Themyscira".
  • The island is named after the mythological city of Themiscyra; the capital of the Amazon tribe in Greek mythology.
  • Before the Infinite Crisis, Themyscira had an embassy in New York before it was shut down while the Gateway City Museum of Cultural Antiquities possesses a major exhibit showcasing the Amazonian nation.
  • The metal Amazonium can only be found on Themyscira, this metal is used in alloys to create extremely strong and lightweight armor. Wonder Woman's bullet-proof bracelets are made of an Amazonium alloy.
  • After Diana reactivated the Wonder Scouts; a pro-female refuge movement that Hippolyta began during her stint as Wonder Woman in the 1940's, troop groups were allowed to sail to Themyscira as part of a field trip.
  • As part of its mystical protection, the Amazons were able to cause the island to appear in any location they wish it. As such, while officially located within the Bermuda Triangle, the island has on separate occasions appeared off the coasts of Gateway City, New York City, Washington DC and even Gotham City to allow travelers off the island. During the battle against Imperiex, the Amazons materialized the island in space above the Earth to block an attack that was intended to destroy the planet.
  • The waters surrounding the island are infested with Megalodon sharks; ancient predatory fish who grow to an average of 18 meters in length (twice of that of the modern Whale Shark, the largest shark in the modern world).

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Characters
Heroes Artemis - Bombshell Diana - Comrade Diana - Donna Troy - Hippolyta - Nubia - Queen Diana - Steve Trevor - Wonder Girl - Wonder Woman
Villains Ares - Cheetah - Circe - Doctor Psycho - Egg Fu - Giganta - Hydra - Jinx - Medusa - Rampaging Hydra - Veronica Cale
Other Aphrodite - Asterion - Athena - Bombshell Wonder Woman - Enchanted Statue - Enchanted Colossus - Grace Choi - Grail - Hades - Hecate - Hera - Ixion - JSA Wonder Woman - Lieutenant Pythia - Panarchos Io - Poseidon - Typhon - Zeus
Items
Amazonian Gauntlets - Amazonian Rune - Ancient - Deco - Grecian - Clay of the Gods - Mesmerizing Lasso - Orb of Truth - Penthouse
Weapons Amazon Glaive - Amazon Longbow - Amazon's Honed Blade - Astral - Bombshell Wonder Woman's Shield - Demonhunter's Mallet - Gleaming - Heartburst Axe - Light Themysciran Staff
Apparel Amazon Hairstyle Pack - Amazonian - Amazon Hoplite - Amazon Polemarch - Amazon Soldier - Amazon Strategos - Amazonian Conqueror - Ancient Amazon Noble - Ancient Divine Sorceress - Apokoliptian Amazon - Bewitching Battlesuit - Bombshell Bracers - Bombshell Boots - Cloak of Hades - Crown of Hades - Emblem of the Amazon Eagle - Emblem of Aphrodite - Emblem of Ares - Emblem of Athena - Emblem of Hades - Emblem of Hecate - Emblem of Hera - Emblem of Zeus - Enhanced Emblem of the Amazon Eagle - Enhanced Emblem of Aphrodite - Enhanced Emblem of Ares - Enhanced Emblem of Athena - Enhanced Emblem of Hades - Enhanced Emblem of Hecate - Enhanced Emblem of Hera - Enhanced Emblem of Zeus - Gorgon Slayer - Greco-Roman - Heart of the Lion - Hera's Strength - Multiversal Amazon - Noble Warrior - Plastic Circe Mask - Plastic Wonder Woman Mask - Shim'Tar Regalia - Spirit of the Stag - Strength of the Ram - The Last Aurochs - Themysciran Battlesuit - Thundergod's Boots - Tiara of the Valiant - Toga - Vengeance of Hecate - Wonder Girl's Mystic Belt - Wonder Woman 75th Emblem - Wonder Woman Cap
Vehicles Amazonian Warship
Locations
Aeaea - Patchwork Themyscira - Themyscira - Tartarus
PvE Aphrodite's Realm - Aphrodite's Temple - Battle-Crazed Olympus - Gotham Under Siege - Themyscira: Gates of Tartarus - Themyscira Command Post - Themyscira Under Siege - Themyscira: Palace District - Themyscira: Storage District - Wonderverse: Crypt of Penthesilea - Wonderverse: Fractured God Sphere - Wonderverse: Temples of Source Power
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Miscellaneous
Amazons of Themyscira - Beasts of Myth and Legend - Champions of Olympus - Circe's Loyalist Forces - Justice League of America - Bestiamorph Army - Olympians - OMAC - Wonder Woman's Rebel Forces
Amazon Fury Part I - Amazon Fury Part II - Amazon Fury Part III - Sons of Trigon- The Battle for Earth - The Bombshell Paradox - Wonderverse
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