Woman and Steve Trevor play the part of Antony
repeating the scene where the original actors were struck
down. As they kiss, Countess Draska Nishki throws the
bandages she has been using to hide her identity, over
Diana, including the lasso of Hestia (lasso of truth), that
compels the wearer to follow the instructions of the person
holding the lasso. The Countess admits that only she knows
the antidote of the sleep juice she had slipped to the stars
of Magnum's production, to put him out of business. The
Countess tells Wonder Woman to help her make sure Magnus
Studios will never finish their picture.
1 - Wonder Woman is wound in bandages by mummy
2 - Countess Draska Nishki hurls Diana in office
3 - Countess drugs Diana, Steve almost finds out
4 - Diana sneezes, blowing Steve hard against wall
5 - On a drive the couple notice billboards for same
6 - Wonder Woman saves billboard and is machine gunned
7 - Wonder Woman catches aircraft firing at her
8 - Wonder Woman meets Magnum Magnus film maker
9 - Wonder Woman on Egyptian film set, actors drugged
10 - How the curse of Cleopatra started with jealous
11 - The curse comes true as actors fall after kissing
12 - Wonder Woman plays part and is lassoed
13 - Wonder Woman is compelled to destroy Magnus's set
14 - Wonder Woman captures Countess Draska Nishki
The lasso of Hestia was forged by the god Hephaestus from the Golden Girdle of Gaea that was once worn by Antiope, sister of Hippolyta. It is so strong that not even Hercules can break it and is given to Diana after Hippolyta consults the Goddesses. Originally the Magic Lasso was given to Wonder Woman when she returned to Paradise Island. Then William Moulton Marston later retconned the origin story in Wonder Woman #1 when it was shown that Wonder Woman got it just before she left Paradise Island.
Empowered by the fires of Hestia, the lasso forces anyone held by it to tell the absolute truth. Furthermore, simple physical contact with the lasso can be enough to have this effect such as when Barbara Ann Minerva attempted to swindle it from Diana, but was forced to confess her intentions when she held the lasso. It is also infinitely long, and can lengthen depending on its user's desire. The fires are said to even be able to cure insanity, as they did in the case of Ares, God of War, when he attempted to incite
III. He renounced his plan when the lasso showed him that such a war would not only destroy all life on Earth as he wished, but also any potential worshippers he sought to gain from it.
The lariat forces anyone it captures into submission; compelling its captives to obey the wielder of the lasso and tell the truth.
Wonder Woman is published by DC Comics. The character is a founding member of the Justice League. In her homeland, the island nation of Themyscira, her official title is Princess Diana of Themyscira. When blending into the society outside of her homeland, she
uses her civilian identity Diana Prince.
The character is an archetypical figure in popular culture that has been adapted to various
media, such as in 2017 with the release of the film of the same
name, in the DC Extended Universe films starring Gal Gadot.