4. Pining Over Steve (And Ignoring WW2) – Wonder Woman 1984
Wonder Woman is undoubtedly one of the DCU’s most powerful heroes. In 2017’s Wonder Woman, she decides to intervene in World War I to stop Ares, the God of War, and manages to successfully kill him. Unfortunately, Steve Trevor, the man she falls in love with, loses his life stopping a chemical attack that would wipe out thousands, and she’s understandably upset. So upset, in fact, that she refrains from any heroics for over 60 years until the events of Wonder Woman 1984.
Pining over a lost love is one thing, but 60 years is a very long time. What’s more, Steve was a soldier, and he lost his life fighting a war – it’s sad, but it’s in the job description. He died a hero, and surely Diana could have taken even a little solace in that. But no, apparently not.
What makes it even dumber is the fact that her pining saw her decide to sit out all of World War II. So, despite having lost her soldier love to war, she sat by and watched as the world tore itself apart all over again, letting countless soldiers on both sides die exactly as Steve did decades before. It’s hard to decide if this one is just dumb or if it makes Wonder Woman the most selfish hero ever to exist, but either way, it’s a pretty awful thing to do. Even the non-godblooded hero Spider-Man would tell you that with great power comes great responsibility, Diana.