Cheetah Explained: Who Is the Wonder Woman 1984 Villain?

While details surrounding Wonder Woman 1984 -- a.k.a. Wonder Woman 2 -- remain scarce, we do at least know which DC villain Gal Gadot's heroine will be battling in the sequel. Kristen Wiig has been cast as Cheetah, one of Wonder Woman's oldest and most nefarious foes.

While we wait for this epic clash between comic book titans, here's everything you need to know about Cheetah and the various women who have held that title in DC's comics.

Cheetah Explained: The Basics

As a bridge between the world of men and the Greek gods, Wonder Woman has accumulated many enemies over the years. However, none of her foes have proven quite as deadly or tenacious as Cheetah. Powered by the plant god Urzkartaga (at times) and fueled by her hatred and jealousy of Wonder Woman, Cheetah brings a ferocious strength and savagery to every battle. However, that ferocity has never proven a match for Wonder Woman's love and compassion. Cheetah sees Wonder Woman as an enemy, but Diana sees her as a fallen friend in need of saving.

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