Who's the most badass heroine: Wonder Woman or Okoye? | The Tylt
Who's the most badass heroine: Wonder Woman or Okoye?
This debate isn't about who would win a brawl, it's about who is more of a badass. We think it's close to a draw, but someone has to have an edge. The Wrap's Ross A. Lincoln had an expert weigh in on the debate of pitting Wonder Woman and Okoye against each other in a fight:
Luckily, an actual expert weighed in to settle the debate once and for all: Roxane Gay, the writer behind Marvel Comics’ “Black Panther” spinoff “World of Wakanda” that ran from November 2016 through March, 2017. According to Gay, fans are going about it all wrong. Wonder Woman and Okoye are actually too smart to fight.
So there you have it from an expert. Wonder Woman and Okoye would probably recognize that they aren’t enemies, and team up. Which means everyone who opposes either one of them should be quaking in their boots.
And let me be clear. They wouldn’t fight not because women don’t fight or some such nonsense but because they are smart and wouldn’t choose violence unless it was necessary.
The feminist icon Wonder Woman has been kicking butt in the comics, and in other media, for a nearly 77 years. Wow!
It took nearly 76 years for Wonder Woman to get her own movie, but when she did, Diana showed off all of her superhero abilities: super-strength, agility, endurance, speed and even flight. Wonder Woman also has her iconic Lasso of Truth, sword, shield, indestructible bracelets and projectile tiara. Like in the comics, animated series and the DC Extended Universe—Wonder Woman is a force to be reckoned with.
But some argue Okoye has even more heart than the iconic Wonder Woman. Okoye was created with the Dora Milaje in 1998. The Dora Milaje is Black Panther's all-female army and special forces unit.
Okoye believes in the traditions of Wakanda and she'll protect the throne at any cost. That's why she's the general to King T'Challa. Well, there's that and the fact that she's the ultimate Wakandan badass with her spear and vibranium armor. Okoye's leadership of the Dora Milaje and mainstream success proves just how black women are both individually and collectively powerful. (Just in case anyone ever doubted this.)