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Circe was a divine sorceress. She was banished to Tartarus by Hippolyta for transforming innocent people into animals.


In Ancient Greece, Circe became infamous for luring men to her island and changing them into animals.

For her crimes, Circe spent some time in Tartarus with Medusa, in whom she confided her hatred for Hippolyta. She was granted an early parole, should she promise to leave Hippolyta alone.

When she was breaking into the Natural History Museum, Circe was intercepted by Batman and Wonder Woman. She took this opportunity to get back at the Amazon Queen by getting to her daughter and transformed Wonder Woman into a pig.

Circe always had the ambition to become a renowned singer, which hailed from her jealousy of her cousins, the Sirens. So, she went to perform at the Amphitheater in Greece. There, Circe was confronted by Batman and Zatanna, but her superior mystical abilities could easily outmatch them. Realizing they could not beat her, Batman proposed a deal for her to lift the spell from Wonder Woman. Intrigued, she somewhat enigmatically asked Batman to give her something he had kept hidden all his life, that he could never take back once it was given, something soul-shattering. In answer to these demands, Batman took the stage and sang for an audience, revealing, as Circe had demanded, a hidden side of himself.

Circe was tearfully moved by Batman's performance and lived up to her part of the deal, restoring Wonder Woman to her true form.

Powers and abilities[]

As a mythological sorceress made infamous by her role in The Odyssey, Circe possessed incredible magical powers, such as hypnotic charisma and flight. Examples of her abilities include:

  • Animal Transformation: As confirmed by The Odyssey and Wonder Woman, Circe had the power to transform innocent people and those who crossed her into whatever animals she desired them to become and restore them into normal.
  • Cloaking: Circe had the power to conceal her presence, preventing others from discovering her location.
  • Telekinesis: Circe threw Wonder Woman and Batman back with a telekinetic shockwave.


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