Liar Liar Has *The* Trope Super Power Origin in Wonder Woman #670

Last month, Bleeding Cool looked at Wonder Woman #759 and spied who we thought might be Wonder Woman's big upcoming villain, Liar Liar, as Emma, who lived in the apartment that Wonder Woman was moving into. Days later, DC Comics were kind enough to confirm our speculation. But how will such a sweet girl without any obvious power base turn into… well… this?

Wonder Woman #759 - First Appearance Of New Villain, Liar Liar?
Wonder Woman #759 cover

Firstly, there is something casting illusions of controlling people's minds to see what they want to see… which is causing all sorts of trouble, especially when Wonder Woman gets captured by its thrall. Could whatever this is, do something to Emma?

Is Liar Liar's Supervillain Origin In Being An Orphan? Wonder Woman Spoilers
Wonder Woman #760 art from Mariko Tamaki and Mikel Janin.

But there is something even more notable about Emma's life story that suggests where this may be going. And its not just that she has the power to put together a flat-packed sofa from Ikea without ripping your hair out…

Is Liar Liar's Supervillain Origin In Being An Orphan? Wonder Woman Spoilers
Wonder Woman #760 art from Mariko Tamaki and Mikel Janin.

And she's generous with her Uber Eats too, but where might all this aggression and power be coming from.

Is Liar Liar's Supervillain Origin In Being An Orphan? Wonder Woman Spoilers
Wonder Woman #760 art from Mariko Tamaki and Mikel Janin.

Well, there are tropes that must be adhered to for superheroes and supervillains alike.

Is Liar Liar's Supervillain Origin In Being An Orphan? Wonder Woman Spoilers
Wonder Woman #760 art from Mariko Tamaki and Mikel Janin.

And losing your parents at a young age is key to that – usually for superheroes but it helps for supervillains as well. Now, all we have to do is discover how she does what she does, why she does what she does, and how she gets turned. Although seeing the destruction Wonder Woman metes out today, just who the supervillain is may not be as obvious.

WONDER WOMAN #760 (RES)
DC COMICS
JUN200463
(W) Mariko Tamaki (A) Mikel Janin (CA) David Marquez
Wonder Woman's quest to bring justice to Man's World has seen her take on many devastating opponents – but none so vicious as Maxwell Lord! Max represents the worst that humanity has to offer… so when he shows up at Diana's doorstep seeking help, what's a warrior for the truth to do? In Shops: Aug 11, 2020 SRP: $3.99

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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