Marston’s stories frequently explored the use and abuse of power. Master-slave relationships were ubiquitous. Marston believed men were unfit masters due to their inability to maintain “love leadership.”
Through Octavia’s training, Marston clarified some of the symbolism of Bullets and Bracelets. Like all sports, the sport was as much a mental exercise as it was a physical one.
Centuries after the Amazons landed on Paradise Island, Diana was born. On her fifteenth birthday, she pledged herself to Aphrodite’s service and received her Bracelets…
Bullets and Bracelets is, of course, one of Wonder Woman’s signature moves, combining her indestructible-yet-stylish jewelry and superhuman reflexes to defend against various phallic projectiles.