Dazzling DC Ladies Month (Day 26)
Julia and Vanessa Kapatelis (Silver Swan II)
Julia and her daughter Vanessa were two of the first women Diana/Wonder Woman met when arriving to America from Themscyria.
Diana met Julia primarily because she was a Harvard professor specializing in Greek history and language. The two became fast friends and Julia even helped fight Ares and Circe with Diana on a few occasions.
Vanessa was a troubled young girl, having her father die at a young age and then her friend committed suicide. Even though she was best friends and living with Wonder Woman she was still having difficulties, especially when her mother made Diana move out of their house. (Later this was proved to be a manipulation by Dr. Psycho)
Vanessa was captured by Circe and changed into the second Silver Swan. She was manipulated into fighting Diana who rescued her. Unfortunately she was again captured, this time by Veronica Cale, who pushed her transformation further.
After being defeated again, Vanessa’s cybernetic implants/transformation was removed and she was sent to Themscyria for recovery.
She later graduated from Harvard, with Diana in attendance, still friends with each other and her having no desire to become the Silver Swan.