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    Updated on Feb 27, 2019. Posted on Jun 15, 2017

    15 Crazy Little Details In "Wonder Woman" You 100% Missed

    Did you catch that Rosie the Riveter reference? (Spoilers ahead.)

    1. If the scene in which Diana shields Steve from gunfire seems familiar, there's good reason: It's an homage to Clark Kent doing the same for Lois Lane in Superman (1978).

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    2. Her glasses and hat — the staples of Clark Kent's iconic disguise — really drive the point home.

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    3. This shot, on the other hand, of Diana using her arm to deflect a bullet, is a direct nod to the iconic Rosie the Riveter poster, whose subject is often regarded as a feminist icon.

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    4. Her blue dress at the banquet is strikingly similar to a dress Lynda Carter wore in an episode of the Wonder Woman TV series.

    5. It also puts her in a long line of bold female characters who find themselves exploring ~a whole new world.~

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    Allure's Calin Van Paris notes that blue dresses "[seem] to be a favorite of ingenues soon to embark on an adventure outside of their realm of experience."

    6. The gala attendee Diana gets the dress from is also important — it's none other than Fausta Grables.

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    In the Wonder Woman comics and TV series, Grables is a Nazi agent who Hitler directs to capture Wonder Woman.

    7. The white peacocks on Themyscira are hugely symbolic: Male peacocks are known for their brightly colored feathers and showy mating rituals, so these peacocks, with white, lowered feathers, underscore the female dominion of the island.

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    8. Themyscira is also filled with circles and spirals and thereby avoids phallic imagery almost entirely.

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    9. The German lifeboats bear the name Schwaben, which was the name of an actual German ship that, in 1905, replaced the battleship Mars — the Roman name of the Greek god ARES!

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    10. But that's not the only historical connection: Erich Ludendorff was an actual German general during World War I.

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    Ludendorff's account of the war — basically that Germany had lost because it was betrayed by German civilians back home — was used as Nazi propaganda in the party's rise to power.

    11. At the department store, Etta tells Steve that Diana is on "outfit #226" — which just so happens to be the number of the last issue of the Wonder Woman comic that ran from 1987 to 2006.

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    12. While his character's backstory wasn't completely revealed in Wonder Woman, Saïd Taghmaoui, who plays Sameer, has suggested he might be a member of the Blackhawks.

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    In DC Comics, the Blackhawk Squadron is a group of ace pilots who fight alongside the Allies.

    13. Squint hard, and you can see Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zach Snyder as a soldier behind Wonder Woman & Co. in Veld, Belgium.

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    14. Dr. Maru, dressed in military green, never actually wears her protective goggles as Dr. Poison does in the comics.

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    15. Finally, the scene in which Steve detonates Dr. Maru's weapons high above Earth recalls a similar scene in another movie explicitly about good and evil: Dan Brown's Angels & Demons.

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    In Angels & Demons, the Camerlengo flies a helicopter with the volatile antimatter on board high above the Vatican in order to save everyone upon the substance's explosion.

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