The popular Injustice video games and subsequent comic book adaptations have seen the iconic heroes and villains of the DC Universe divided into two major factions. Superman and the ex-heroes of the Regime rule over Earth with an iron fist, while the Resistance opposing the brutally installed totalitarian government.
And, as one of the core members of DC's trinity of superheroes, Wonder Woman plays a vitally pivotal role across the entire video game universe. Now, we're taking a closer look at the world of Injustice and Wonder Woman's role in Injustice: Gods Among Us and Injustice 2.
The Injustice Universe
The inciting moment of the Injustice Universe saw the Joker trick Superman into thinking his pregnant wife Lois Lane was actually the villain Doomsday while also connecting the trigger to a nuclear bomb to her heartbeat. Upon killing his wife under the Joker's illusion, the bomb was set off, decimating much of Metropolis. In a rage, Superman murdered the Joker and installed a totalitarian worldwide regime with himself as its leader to prevent further tragedies and brutally dispatch its opponents.
Dismayed at what had become of his old friend and ally, Batman formed an underground resistance with several key DC heroes and villains into his ragtag insurgency to overthrow Superman and the One Earth Regime's rule, pitting directly against longtime allies and teammates on the Justice League. The war between the two factions had raged for approximately five years before the start of the first video game, 2013's Injustice: Gods Among Us.
Wonder Woman ultimately sides with Superman and becomes a major leader within the One Earth Regime, entering a romantic relationship with Kal-El. However, Superman appears largely disinterested in a genuine emotional connection, still mourning the death of Lois and his unborn child. Trained as a warrior since birth, Wonder Woman has no moral issues killing and executing opponents to the regime in the name of justice, unlike some other heroes.
As the conflict between the Regime and Insurgency raged on, Diana Prince's half-brother and longtime enemy Ares, the Greek God of War, entered an alliance with Darkseid to gain further power by escalating the violence between the two factions warring for the fate of Earth. This involvement of the Olympian Gods and New Gods into the conflict would culminate during the regime's fourth year, with Zeus bringing his Olympian associates away from the matters of Earth for good after the New Genesis deity Highfather made him realize he was being manipulated by Ares all along.
Wonder Woman in Injustice 2
In the climax of Injustice: Gods Among Us, Wonder Woman was defeated by her heroic counterpart from the main DC Universe Earth, with the superhero convincing the Amazons of the alternate worlds' Themyscira to become protectors of the Earth rather than its conquerors and lackeys of the regime once again. Following this, the regime's Wonder Woman took refuge with Black Adam in the Middle Eastern country of Khandaq, exiled by her own sisters for her role as conqueror.
As Brainiac launches his attack on Earth in Injustice 2, Wonder Woman and Supergirl free Superman from imprisonment since his defeat at the end of the previous game. The former Regime members and Insurgency are successful in repelling Brainiac, but hostilities between the two factions resume, which ultimately results in the Regime's defeat. Wonder Woman is sent to stand trial for her crimes by the Guardians of the Universe on Oa while Superman is exiled to the Phantom Zone to prevent a potential return of the regime.