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I Have One Nagging Question About The "Wonder Woman" Movie

How in the heck do Amazons age??????

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But after seeing it and thinking back on Diana's upbringing on Themyscira, I have one major question...

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Remember how Hippolyta told us that story about Zeus mortally wounding Ares and dying in the process?

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It was during that beautifully stylized sequence toward the beginning.

Hippolyta mentioned that General Antiope was there, which means she and the other Amazons her age were around not long after mankind was created, right?

Since Zeus is Diana's father, Diana must have been born not long after that fight, considering that Zeus died in the struggle.

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So that means that Diana was born at least as far back as the era of ancient Greece, which means she could be around 2,500 years old.

So either Diana takes thousands of years to grow up, which means she's training that entire time, which explains why she's such a badass.

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But that's also a LONG TIME to be training. And it's a long, long time for Ares to be recuperating...or else he's been running around for millennia but being pretty ineffective at that whole provoking-a-world-ending-war thing for thousands of years.

Or, as Redditor Afalstein theorizes, maybe Amazons mature through their physical training.

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The theory states that Amazons grow and mature through their training in the martial arts, which means that when Hippolyta asked Antiope to "let her stay [a child] a little longer," she meant it literally.

For what it's worth, director Patty Jenkins puts Diana's age at about 800 years.

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In an interview with Collider, Jenkins mentioned that "everybody has a different opinion" but that she thinks Diana's age is at least at the 800-year mark. Which means that Zeus may have died in the 13th century, which is kind of weird.

  1. So, what do you think? How old is Diana at this point?

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    800 sounds about right
    She has to be older than 800
    She has to be younger than 800
    You've put way too much thought into a fictional character, you dweeb

I Have One Nagging Question About The "Wonder Woman" Movie

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So, what do you think? How old is Diana at this point?
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    800 sounds about right
  2.  
    vote votes
    She has to be older than 800
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    She has to be younger than 800
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    You've put way too much thought into a fictional character, you dweeb

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