Now then, in Batman v Superman, we see that WW has a sword - this is a very special sword since it can

pierce Kryptonian skin (namely doomsday's skin).

This means it's not a normal everyday sword - as that would likely get bent or broken when someone of WW strength

hit it against Doomsday.

We know that it's not the same sword that was referred to as 'the God Killer' in Wonder Woman. That sword looked like this: enter image description here

Whereas the sword in Batman v Superman had a handle like this:enter image description here

So, it's clear that they are different swords (this doesn't mention anything that happens in Wonder Woman).

The sword gets destroyed in Wonder Woman.

So where does this sword come from? Did any of the writers/directors say anything? Anything from the comics indicate it's origin? Did I miss something in either WW or BvS?

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    There's 100 years between the events of WW and BvS....that's a lot room to play with.
    – Paulie_D
    Commented Jun 5, 2017 at 17:18
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  • While this explains the God Killer sword, it mentions the sword of Athena. Could that be the sword she uses in B v S? Commented Jun 5, 2017 at 17:34
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    Fact is we don't know. It could be any sword that Diana has is imbued with magic just because she carries it.
    – Paulie_D
    Commented Jun 5, 2017 at 18:05
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    The whole point was that Diana was the "God-killer"...not some magic sword or anything else.
    – Paulie_D
    Commented Jun 5, 2017 at 18:06

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That sword is mentioned as Sword of Athena in dcmovies wikia and dccomicsextendeduniverse wikia.

Even on dcextendeduniverse wikia it say:

The Sword of Athena1 is a magically-empowered Amazonian sword wielded by Wonder Woman in battle, replacing the Godkiller sword after the latter was destroyed by Ares.

Some time after World War I, Wonder Woman somehow acquired a replacement for Godkiller, the sword that Ares had destroyed.

Wonder Woman would eventually proceed to wield the sword against Doomsday, managing to slice off the monster's right arm with it.

But none of those wikia have any official source.

One of the trivial information we surely know about that sword is writing on it

enter image description here

One such detail is the inscription that is found on Wonder Woman's (Gal Gadot) sword and shield. Director Zack Synder and Doug Harlocker spoke to a linguist and came up with a new language, all so they could inscribe a phrase from Joseph Campbell's book Goddesses: Mystery of the Feminine Divine. Snyder really liked the quote, and so had it etched into the blade.

When translated, the quote states: "Life is killing all the time and so the goddess kills herself in the sacrifice of her own animal." [source: comicbook.com]

So I can't find any official source to confirm the name of the sword but it do seems like a strong magical sword which can cut a Kryptonian skin. So Wonder Woman must have got new sword before BvS which seems powerful enough and calling it Sword of Athena sound fine to me.


The filmmakers have not said anything specific about where Diana gets her modern-day weapons, but keep in mind a few things:

  • It's almost 100 years since the end of Wonder Woman and the beginning of Dawn of Justice, so she's had plenty of time.
  • As we find out in the movie, there's nothing really special about the sword (at least, not in the way Diana thinks). In other words, it's most likely just an Amazonian sword put there as a decoy.

The simplest answer, though with no evidence to back it up, is that Diana just went back home and got another one, or had someone make her another one from the same material.

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    The weird thing is that while the sword wasn't the God killer (WW was), you could argue that her bracers were since that's what she uses to ultimately kill Ares. I do agree that in 100 years she could find another special sword. Commented Jun 5, 2017 at 17:28
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    I think the idea is that the sword, bracers, lasso, etc were just tools. In the hands of anyone else, they'd be useless. In the hands of Diana, they could kill a god. (In the comics, the bracers are made from Zeus's shield, but Diana's power lets her use them for more than just defense).
    – KutuluMike
    Commented Jun 5, 2017 at 19:31
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    There was perhaps nothing special about the sword in Wonder Woman. The question itself goes into how we're pretty sure there is something special about the sword she had in BvS.
    – T.E.D.
    Commented Jun 6, 2017 at 18:59

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