Injustice League redesigns, part 5 of 10.
Having asked you all pick your favourite Injustice League members from a selective list, Giganta settled somewhere in the middle. Out of 85 votes, she received 7.
For those who say that Wonder Woman doesn't have a great rogue's gallery, they need look no further than the glorious Giganta. Giganta is one of those D-list villains who has really grown in popularity in recent years thanks to appearances she's made in adaptations. The version that's stuck with me, however, is the Post-Crisis version where she was a dying scientist who transferred her mind into the body of a Circus strongwoman. I loved the angle that this version was incredibly intelligent since she'd largely been treated as a dope by other writers. As such, when it came time to re-envision her for this series I wanted to maintain her intelligence. That's why I decided to have her backstory reflect that. She keeps her identity of Dr. Doris Zeul but rather than transfer her mind into the body of another woman, she merely becomes the product of an experiment gone awry. I do think it's much better than the whole super-evolved-ape thing she had going on elsewhere. As part of the Injustice League, Giganta would be one of the softer characters despite her apparent status as the team's greatest muscle. She's incredibly intelligent and well-spoken. While she loves indulging in the violence she was never granted as a scrawny, brainy child, Giganta still finds herself at home in the lab. That's why Luthor affords her the position of the head of the Injustice League's science division which she operates alongside Poison Ivy and Professor Zoom.
Giganta has had a few iconic looks in her time -- from the cavewoman ensemble to the popular pink dress from the Justice League cartoons -- but I wanted to stick with a more practical catsuit that would theoretically contain particles that would grow along with her. I kept the colour scheme muted with blacks and browns but made sure to reference her leopard print cavewoman outfit with the shirt underneath the suit. I also gave her goggles. For some reason I thought she'd look cool with them but she ended up looking like a Mad Men-era character with sunglasses on her head. Aw well. She still looks cute. I did my best in trying to make her look more muscular as well. Hopefully that comes across here.
Remember, the other Injustice League and Justice League redesigns can be found in my gallery. Check 'em out!