Due to her Amazon training, Wonder Girl is stronger, faster, and a much better fighter than the average person.
Roping * Wrestling * Photography
The Teen Titans * The Justice League of America
The identity of Donna Troy's father has never been discovered. Her mother, however, was Dorothy Hinckley, of whom little is known except that soon after Donna's birth, Dorothy discovered she herself had a terminal illness. Since she was alone in the world, Dorothy took her daughter to Willowbrook Orphanage, and left her in the care of Elmira Cassidy, its director. Dorothy was then driven to the hospital by the gardener at the orphanage, where she died of cancer not long after.
Donna was adopted by Carl and Fay Stacey, loving parents who spent two years caring for her. Then Carl was killed in an accident at work. William Harrison, attorney for the orphanage, convinced Fay that she must return the child. (Fay later married Hank Evans and had two children by him.
In fact, unknown to Mrs. Cassidy, Harrison was running a child-selling racket. He was planning to sell Donna, and while waiting for the deal to be completed, his confederates kept her in a vacant apartment one Sam Channing let them use.
But a fire broke out in the building. Wonder Woman went to the rescue and brought the child to safety. The couple who had been taking care of her were both dead, apparently of smoke inhalation.
Wonder Woman tried to learn the child's identity, but the only person who could have told her was Harrison, who had good reasons for keeping silent. Later he was convicted on the baby-selling charge and went to prison.
So Wonder Woman was appointed the child's guardian, and took her to Paradise Island, where she was adopted and raised by Queen Hippolyta.
When Robin, Kid Flash and Aqualad formed the Teen Titans, their first recruit was Wonder Girl, as Donna became known. At first, she did not use a secret identity but in time, she came to realize she needed one. She took the name Donna Troy.
Donna eventually established a separate career for herself as a free-lance photographer but she was always thinking about her unknown past. She met and fell in love with teacher Terry Long. She planned to marry him, but not before she learned who she really was. With the help of Dick Grayson, Donna's past was revealed, and in the process she was reunited with her adoptive parents, the Evanses. Shortly thereafter, she married Long.