Titans has been full of twists and turns during its Freshman outing. We’ve been introduced to second Robin, Jason Todd (Curran Walters) and now the original Wonder Girl, Donna Troy (Conor Leslie) has made her Titans debut.
In Donna Troy, the audience becomes acquainted with the former sidekick of Wonder Woman. We learn Donna is Diana’s adoptive daughter.
Before adult Donna is introduced, a flashback shows Donna and Dick as teenagers. Donna plays the big sister role in Dick’s life and gives him a pep talk after he comes face-to-face with The Joker. He expresses his fear over what the villain is capable of.
Donna tells him even Diana thinks The Joker is scary. She explains its natural to be afraid of things.
In the Present
Back in the present, Dick farewells the Titans. He tracks Donna and they chat. Later, Dick accompanies her to a gallery opening of her photography. He surprises people when he tells them he knows a lot about the subject.
It’s clear Donna still has a close bond with Dick and is a big sister towards him. She challenges him, using the skills taught to her by Diana – who is her adoptive mother. Dick runs after her, joining in her teasing.
Exploring The Friendship Between Donna Troy And Dick Grayson
What makes Donna and Dick’s friendship special is we witness another side to Dick. He’s free to be himself and not a sidekick. Donna’s very much the same, but unlike Dick, she grew up where Diana loved her as her own child. Dick grew up where Bruce always challenged him to be something he wasn’t.
Donna, being a skilled photographer, knows how to break a story that doesn’t involve getting someone hurt or killed. She uses her calmness and willingness to bring down poachers and other hoodlums.
Donna Troy’s Backstory
Despite her upbringing, it’s not clear whether Donna was born an Amazon. We know Diana is her adoptive mother. In most versions, Donna and Diana were sisters. Queen Hippolyta forged them both from clay.
In other versions, Donna was created from a template of Diana to serve as her rival.
So far, we haven’t met Donna’s future husband, Terry Long or her stepdaughter, Jennifer. It’s likely this will never happen since the Titans series will go in a different direction than the comics.
Donna’s journey in Titans is far from over. Her adventures have just begun and will be one hell of a ride. It will be awesome to see what her suit looks like as she mentions she has it stored away.
Whether Donna will appear in next week’s episode, Hank and Dawn remains unclear. It’s likely we will as there are only a few episodes left until the season ends. We may see Donna more in the second season and we may get to view more of her relationship with Dick and the other Titans.
Titans airs on DC Universe and the next episode, Hank and Dawn airs on December 7.