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Hippolyta (Hippolyte)

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Hippolyta is all about girl power. As the Queen of the Amazons, she's the poster girl for the famous race of warrior women who did their best to kick the butts of any males who trifled with them. Unfortunately for Hippolyta, though, some of Greece's greatest heroes came her way and caused a ton of trouble. The worst offender? Theseus, who kidnapped the Amazon Queen and forced her to be his bride. To add insult to injury, Theseus later dumped Hippolyta for a princess named Phaedra and killed the Amazon Queen when she fought back. Looks like Hippolyta had good reason to think that guys are the pits.

Basic Information

Name

Hippolyta

Nickname

Hippolyte, The Original Wonder Woman

Sex

Female

Current city

Elysium

Work & Education

Occupation

Queen of the Amazons

Education

Ares School of War
West Point

Beliefs

Political views

Amazonian Feminist

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Ares (Dad)
Otrera (Mom)

Siblings

Antiope

Children

Hippolytus

Friends

Who needs friends? My sister, Antiope, is all I need.

Enemies

Heracles (Not his fault—I blame Hera for this one)
Theseus (Definitely his fault—he forced me to marry him, dumped me, and killed me)
Phaedra (That you-know-what stole Theseus from me)

Relationships

Relationship status

I was married to Theseus, but we are now very divorced.

Interested in

No one. I'm over it.

Favorites

TV Shows

Xena: Warrior Princess
Wonder Woman
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Quotations

"Not even girls want to be girls as long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength, and power."
– William Moulton Marston

"We are family
I got all my sisters with me."
– Sister Sledge

"I'm a survivor
I'm gonna make it
I will survive
Keep on survivin'"
– Destiny's Child

"These boots were made for walking, and that's just what they'll do.
One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you."
– Nancy Sinatra

Books

The Color Purple by Alice Walker (Celie totally understands the meanness of men.)
The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
Antigone by Sophocles (A true heroine if I ever saw one.)
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (Lisbeth is no joke.)
Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood (What the world would be like if men were in charge...)
Medea by Euripides (I feel your pain, Medea.)
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw (Joan rocks so hard.)
"Goblin Market" by Christina Rosetti (A great poem about the love of sisters and the evil of men.)

Music

Pink Friday Roman Reloaded by Nicki Minaj
21 by Adele (the whole album—she's just so good.) 
It's a Man's World by James Brown
She's a Rebel by Green Day
Survivor by Destiny's Child
These Boots Are Made for Walkin' by Nancy Sinatra
Respect by Aretha Franklin
You Make Me Feel (Like a Natural Woman) by Carole King
Goodbye Earl by the Dixie Chicks
Rebel Girl by Bikini Kill 
We Are Family by Sister Sledge

Movies

Brave
Mulan
Million Dollar Baby
Monster
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Wrestling Women USA!
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Girlfight

Activities & Interests

Likes

The Suffrage Movement
My magic girdle
Roller derby
Wonder Woman
Women's Basketball

Interests

Women's Rights
Feminism
Combat studies
Military history

Groups

Society of Female Warriors
Roller Derby Girls
WNBA
Wonder Woman Fan Club