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It fits into what was for a long time her main weakness, as she is durable overall to take blows from Zod/DD types, but also can be cut and pierced thru by rteally sharp/durable, and fast moving things such as arrows and bullets!

She is bullet resistant, not proof, and she deflects probably that they might being like big bees stings to her, not welling severe, but hurt!

I can interpret the vulnerability to bullets and (presumably) arrows as being a clause in the powers and abilities the Gods granted her, traditionally Wonder Woman was no different in that regard to aany other comicbook superhero - while Superman would run into Kryptonite Green Lantern could be stopped by the colour yellow, similarly The Incredible Hulk would regularly be brought low by gas or a need for oxygen while The Mighty Thor contended with the 60 seconds rule attached to his hammer. Within this context Wonder Woman's vulnerabilities were no more overused or unusual than any other superhero worth their name. As the early 1980s dawned these storytelling tools were rapidly discarded for the most part, some were obviously outdated and illogical by that time certainly, but the problem abandoning these well established weaknesses slowly brought forth is that it led to rather too much power creep I feel. Superheroes became a little too invulnerable as the 1990s wore on and you can look to the likes of Wolverine, Batman, the Hulk, and even Superman for this. All of them at increasing points became harder to write suspense around as so little could get through their armour or overpower them...

So as contradictory as Wonder Woman's invulnerability can be today it is still a feature I am grateful for Greg Rucka and Shea Fontana for defining once again. A little more vulnerable and offering at least some genuine small risk that she could and may well be injured, and potentially at any time! This then goes towards showing off why it is exactly she must keep herself in peak fitness, and why she places such importance in refining her tactical and combat skills; all to offset the potential risks surrounding her if she is careless or unprepared for the unexpected.

The balance is about perfect with her. \(yes\)

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