Wonder Woman Finds A Peaceful Resolution With Max Lord
One of the most shocking moments in the history of DC Comics played out in 2005’s Wonder Woman #219 – an issue featuring a notorious showdown between the titular Amazon and the megalomaniac Max Lord. Wonder Woman 1984 borrows a lot from the arc, featuring Max using an advanced satellite to spread destructive mass influence, but where the two deviate is in their respective endings. In the comics, Diana lassos Max, and he tells her that the only way to stop him is by killing him… which she proceeds to do by snapping his neck. In the film it appears for a moment that the story is going down a similar path, but it ultimately takes a turn for the optimistic instead, and finds a non-violent resolution to the conflict.