Ever since DC‘s Wonder Woman was created in 1941 by William Moulton Marston and H. G. Peter there have been serious inconsistencies in her power level. Originally she was intended to be the peak of human performance – incredibly strong and fast with extreme endurance. However, over the years, Wonder Woman suffered from something called “power creep”. This is where each iteration of the character gets more and more powerful to keep up with stronger and stronger friends and foes. So to answer the question is Wonder Woman bulletproof we have to look at multiple points in time to be able to answer.
Wonder Woman was not intended to be bulletproof
When Wonder Woman made her debut in All-Star Comics #8 she was not bulletproof. We know this because in the comic she trained heavily in order to have the ability to deflect bullets with her bracelet. This was a very intentional decision by her creators but has it stuck around? Let’s take a look.
- In Wonder Woman Special #1 Deathstroke shoots Diana at point blank range but does no damage. Bulletproof.
- In Wonder Woman #80 Diana is shot by Mayfly and ends up injured in the hospital. NOT Bulletproof.
- Harley’s Little Black Book #1 shows Diana catching a bullet in her hand to save Harley Quinn. Bulletproof.
- In Wonder Woman #19 Diana is shot by a sniper and severely injured. NOT Bulletproof.
As you can see from the evidence above, there really is no rhyme or reason as to when Wonder Woman is or isn’t bulletproof. Sometimes she is and sometimes she isn’t. She is a magical character from the Amazons of Themyscira afterall , perhaps it’s due to her changing magical ability? More than likely though it’s just writer inconsistencies.
So is Wonder Woman bulletproof? While the evidence is mixed at best, the creators of the character say no, Wonder Woman is not bulletproof. Who are we to disagree with Diana’s creators?