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Menalippe is a lieutenant in the Amazonian military who trained Princess Diana in combat tactics.


Early life

Menalippe was created as an Amazon warrior by Zeus just like her other sisters. She served her Queen Hippolyta for thousands of years.[1]

Themysciran beach battle

Menalippe participated in the battle against the German Army who invaded Themyscira. When the Amazons finally confronted Steve Trevor and his purpose, Menalippe accused him of being part of the German Army due to the uniform he wore. When Steve denied the accusation, she asked him why he wore their colors, to which Steve replied that he wasn't in a position to answer her query. She then asked him his name, but Steve gave the same refusing reply. She was later present during the interrogation of Steve Trevor.[1]

Attack on the Penetralium

Menalippe also participated in the battle against Steppenwolf during the War for Earth.[2]


Much like her queen and elder sister Hippolyta, Menalippe is very embittered against humanity, adamantly believing that the race was no longer worth saving, and therefore distrusted Steve Trevor's motivations.

She seemed to adore her mentor and leader Antiope, as Menalippe exhibited a comparable level of grief to Diana when seeing Antiope fall in battle.

Powers and abilities


  • Amazon physiology: Menalippe possesses the typical abilities of her species, such as superhuman strength, durability, agility, stamina, and longevity.
    • Superhuman Strength: Menalippe is superhumanly strong, more than any normal human. During the human invasion of Paradise Island, she demonstrated the ability to block gunfire with her shield and then, with one arm, lifts Antiope into the air with it.
    • Superhuman durability: Menalippe's body is much more resistant to physical damage than the body of a normal human being.
    • Superhuman agility: Menalippe naturally has greater agility, dexterity, balance and body coordination than a normal human being.
    • Superhuman stamina: Menalippe has a level of superhuman stamina, notably not needing to slow down or catch her breath during the German invasion of Themyscira.
    • Longevity: Menalippe, due to being an Amazon, has lived for millennia without visibly aging (with her predating the War of the Gods and the creation of Themyscira by Zeus), making Antiope an ageless immortal, unless killed in combat.


  • Master combatant: Menalippe is a highly skilled combatant, a master of uniquely Amazonian martial arts, as well as an expert in most types of Amazonian weapons, with centuries of combat experience, though she is not quite on par with the likes of Antiope and Wonder Woman. Hence, she made short work of many German soldiers during the World War I invasion of Themyscira.
  • Expert tactician: Menalippe is an extremely skilled tactician, having mentored Wonder Woman in combat tactics.
  • Expert leader: Menalippe, as a lieutenant in the Amazonian military under Antiope, is a highly skilled and experienced leader.
  • Omnilingualism: Menalippe, as an Amazon, has the ability to fluently speak, read, and understand all human languages (even currently dead ones, like Ancient Greek, Latin, Sumerian, or Ottoman Turkish), as well as to instinctively identify a language's name when seeing it's written form. Hence, she spoke fluent English when Steve Trevor visited the island.


  • Amazonian battle armor: Menalippe wears a multicolored armored top mixed with shades of brown and gold. Brown shoulder armor on both her shoulders, a short brown loincloth on her front and a brown shredded skirt around her waist, as well as a brown cape on her back. Brown knee-high armored boots with stockings going up to her thighs, and her brown bracelets.
  • Menalippe's spear: An Amazonian spear Menalippe wields in battle and training.
  • Amazonian shield: An Amazonian shield that Menalippe used to protect himself from gunfire during the battle against German soldiers.






  • In the comics, Menalippe is depicted as a priestess and oracle, which they aren't in the film.

Behind the scenes

  • On March 24, 2016, it was announced that Norwegian actress Lisa Loven Kongsli would play Menalippe in Wonder Woman.[3]
  • Zack Snyder's initial plans for Menalippe gave her a significant role in the Justice League sequels and a slightly different one in the first film. In the initial plan, it was Menalippe who personally passed on the warning about Steppenwolf to Diana rather than Hippolyta simply firing the Arrow of Artemis. In the first sequel, Menalippe would meet again with Diana in the Louvre Museum, with Diana wanting to help Menalippe get back. Diana would then use the Lasso to discover more secrets about herself and Menalippe would pull Diana back from the brink. By the end of the film, Diana and Menalippe would have made it back to Themyscira.[4]


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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