- "Her name was Asteria. She was our greatest warrior. When mankind enslaved the Amazons, my mother freed us. But someone had to stay behind to hold back the tide of man so the others could escape to Themyscira. My people gave up all of their armor to make her one suit strong enough to take on the whole world, and Asteria sacrificed herself for a better day for others."
- ―Diana Prince to Steve Trevor[src]
Asteria is the former champion of the Amazons. She was one of their greatest warriors ever, having even earned the title The Golden Warrior. The Amazon Games are held each year in her honor, and a large golden statue of her likeness stands in the center of the coliseum.
Saving the Amazons
When Zeus created Themyscira, Asteria, alone, stayed behind holding back the attacking waves of man so her sisters in arms could flee to the safety of what would become their permanent home. To honor her sacrifice, the Amazons built a statue in her honor in the Amazonian coliseum, which was prominently displayed during their Amazon Games.
Life in the 20th century
After Diana left the island, she sought the warrior of legend, but could only find her golden armor. She eventually stashed it in a secret room in her home in Washington, D.C.. She eventually wore the armor to fight off Cheetah and Max Lord.
At some point, presumably in 1984, Asteria saved a baby from a falling pole, which garnered her thanks from the baby's mother.
Not much is known about Asteria, but she was loyal and brave enough to potentially sacrifice herself for the sake of her sisters, choosing to be left behind to increase their chance of survival, never to see them again.
Powers and abilities
- Amazonian physiology: Like all Amazons, Asteria possesses physical abilities that are beyond the normal human being. However, as the Golden Warrior, her abilities surpass most other Amazons.
- Master combatant: Asteria is one of the greatest and most legendary warriors of the Amazons. She was able to defeat an army of men using her golden armor.
- Golden armor: As the Golden Warrior, Asteria wore winged, golden armor, which was later found by Princess Diana of Themyscira.
Behind the scenes
- Asteria is played by Lynda Carter, who played the role of Wonder Woman in the 1975 television series, Wonder Woman.
- A statue of Asteria can be seen at the end of the Amazon Games, but it's golden. In Wonder Woman 1984: The Junior Novel it's stone.
|Individuals||Hippolyta (queen) | Diana | Antiope † | Menalippe | Venelia † | Phillipus | Acantha | Orana † | Timandra | Artemis | Aella | Penthesilea † | Egeria | Niobe | Trigona † | Euboea † | Epione | Mnemosyne | Eliana | Asteria|
|Equipment||Arrow of Artemis | Asteria's armor | Bracelets of Submission | God Killer | Lasso of Hestia | Sword of Athena | Wonder Woman's armor | Wonder Woman's first shield | Wonder Woman's second shield | Wonder Woman's third sword|
|Other||Themyscira | Themyscira throne room | Themyscira armory | Themyscira infirmary | Amazonian coliseum | Amazon Games|