In this post, I discussed how Wonder Woman's ability to take/endure damage is often portrayed inconsistently and how that's a real problem with the character.
In particular, when it comes to poison gases or toxins, and I mentioned how there's something ludicrous—and extremely lame—that we have a god-like character who can go toe-to-toe with the likes of Superman, but can get knocked out cold by sleeping gas or chloroform.
So then there's THIS bullshit I happened to stumble across today....
This is apparently from the recently released comic, Harley's Little Black Book, in which Harley Quinn—the Joker's groupie—happens across a gang of thugs that plans to kidnap Wonder Woman and sell her to the highest bidder.
So we get this...
I realize this is just some stupid comedy comic that shouldn't be taken seriously—and they do imply this is stronger than normal sleeping gas—but this just pisses me off.
Harley Quinn—Harley fucking Quinn—just walked up to Wonder Woman and knocked her out cold with a single goddamn gas can. And apparently it was a good thing she did, because Diana would've been screwed otherwise.
I don't even know what to say.
No, this isn't the first time—and probably won't be the last—Wonder Woman's been jobbed out by the dumbest of circumstances, and even if it is meant for a stupid laugh, this is just another example of her wildly inconsistent power-levels and only serves to make her look like a total chump.
And I don't even like Harley Quinn...
Fuck this comic.