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"Fight? We use our principles. I mean that's how we are gonna get to vote. Although I am not opposed to engaging in a bit of fisticuffs, should the occasion arise."
―Etta Candy to Diana Prince[src]

Etta Candy was Steve Trevor's secretary, as well as a good friend of Wonder Woman during the World War I era. When the British found a Mother Box, the United States asked her and the Wonder Men to deliver it to them.


World War I[]

Etta Candy served as Steve Trevor's secretary during World War I. When she first introduced herself to Diana, the latter considered her job as a secretary to be similar to that of a slave. Diana gave her the God Killer and her shield and trusted her to keep them safe.[1]

When Steve and Diana were fighting spies of General Ludendorff, she threatened a spy with Diana's sword to prevent him from escaping.[1]


After the war ended, the British found a Mother Box, and the United States told her and the Wonder Men to deliver it to them.[2]

After the death of all members of the Wonder Men, she and Diana left London to live in the United States of America.[3] In the 1950s, she and Diana traveled to New York City, where they took a photo together in front of the city skyline while on a boat.[4] She died sometime before 1984.[3]


Diana and Etta Candy in New York City

Candy and Diana in front of the New York City skyline.

Etta is very friendly, affable, bubbly, and talkative, as well as an adamant advocate for female suffrage and equality. Hence, she took an instant liking to Diana Prince when the latter naively compared the job of a secretary to slavery, which Etta seemed to interpret as Diana calling out the inequality of genders at the time. Etta notably also seems to adore her employer Steve Trevor, as she embraces him upon learning of his survival, and he trusts her completely, even when it comes to carrying out unusual tasks, such as carrying off Diana's Amazonian sword and shield, and instructing Diana on some female etiquette hacks.

Etta is also quite tactful, patient and improvisational, since she didn't hold Diana's naive social blunders against her, awaited without complaint as Diana tried on numerous potential outfits, and quickly used the God Killer sword to stop General Ludendorff's spy in his tracks when he attempted to run past her. Etta could occasionally, however, be somewhat naive, which allowed the disguised god Ares to rather easily deceive her into thinking of him as an ally.





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  • In DC Comics, Etta Candy began as a young woman who was unapologetically proud of her plus-size figure and had a great love of candy. In Post-Crisis, she fell in love and married Steve Trevor. In The New 52, Etta Candy is alive in the modern age and exists as an African-American woman working closely with Steve at A.R.G.U.S.


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