- Height: 5' 11
- Weight: 145 lbs
- Eyes: Red
- Hair: Purple
Circe's first appearance was in the golden age, in the first volume of Wonder Woman. After this she went completely unused for almost 40 years before appearing just before Crisis on Infinite Earths. Her popularity as a for of Wonder Woman comes from the post-Crisis reboot of the Wonder Woman title and the subsequent reinterpretation by George Perez.
Circe been giving Diana grief since 1949 (not to mention her dabbling in the affairs of Odysseus some considerable time prior, but you can't give DC credit for that). In her recent appearance - not counting the Amazons Attack nonsense - she stole Wonder Woman's powers and set about being what she considered a wonder woman, zipping across the globe freeing women who had been forced into prostitution and slavery, and killing every man who stood in her way.
Circe as battle with the Justice League and Justice Society. Circe's got a bad rap from history too - everyone remembers her turning Odysseus's crew into pigs, but she also was his lover, and helped him find his way home. Admittedly she did like turning people into animals, but no-one's perfect. Circe was even able to take Wonder Woman powers away from her at one point. Circe loves power and will do anything to become more powerful and take down anyone in her way.
Ancient Greek Mythology
In Greek mythology, Circe is a minor goddess of magic (or sometimes a nymph, witch, enchantress or sorceress), described in Homer's Odyssey as "The loveliest of all immortals", living on the island of Aeaea, famous for her part in the adventures of Odysseus. By most accounts, Circe was the daughter of Helios, the god of the sun, and Perse, an Oceanid and the sister of Aeetes, the keeper of the Golden Fleece, Perses and Pasiphaë, the wife of King Minos and mother of the Minotaur. Other accounts make her the daughter of Hecate. Circe transformed her enemies, or those who offended her, into animals through the use of magical potions. She was known for her vast knowledge of drugs and herbs. That Circe also purified the Argonauts for the death of Absyrtus, as related in Argonautica, may reflect early tradition.
Powers and Abilities
Circe is an high level witch, her sorcery allows her to manipulate reality through incantations and spells. As a goddess level sorceress she is granted with ageless immortality. Her most known and main feat was to turn objects and people alike into various sorts of animals. With her ability to seduce others with her natural charms and beauty, Circe is an excellent master manipulator. During her time in Hell, she gained the limited ability to manipulate the dead to do her bidding, but much is not known of this since her resurface to Earth. When she received Wonder Woman's powers, she wielded the lasso of truth added by athame she carried. Her strength and durability greatly increased due to the power boost she obtained, though this was only temporary as Wonder Woman received them back.
Projective Animal Metamorphosis: Her most known and main feat was to turn objects and people alike into various sorts of animals. She prefers to transform men into various animals.
Matter Transmogrification: She can transform objects and beings into whatever form she desires.
Reality Alteration: Her sorcery allows her to manipulate reality through incantations and spells.
Immortality: As a goddess level sorceress she is granted with ageless immortality. Alter Minds: She can alter minds and control them utterly.
Magic Blasts: Can fire destructive magical energy blasts.
Magical Shields: Able to erect physical shields through her magic prowess.
Sound Manipulation: She's shown the ability to project her voice over long distances with extreme pressure.
Clairvoyance: Circe also seems to have limited clairvoyant potential, mostly to be able to detect guests to her island and the presence of other immortals in her company.
Illusion Casting: Capable of creating illusions.
Teleportation: Capable of tapping even cosmic energies, she could teleport between dimensions such as from Earth to Olympus.
Necromancy: Circe ability to manipulate the dead to do her bidding, but much is not known of this since her resurface to Earth.
Charisma: She has the ability to seduce others with her natural charm.
Seduction: With her ability to seduce others with her natural beauty, Circe is an excellent master manipulator.
Alchemy: She can create potions to transform individuals or for granting power comparable to the gods.
Holly: The herb disrupts Circe's magic.
Immortality Immunity: She is unable to use some of her more basic magics on immortals. Instead she must plot and plan different strategies to affect immortals such as Wonder Woman and other gods in creative and indirect ways.