Friday, April 12, 2013
Wonder Woman - Nothing But The Truth - J.D. Coughlan
Panel 1: Wide panel. Wonder Woman stands before the United Nations Security Council. She is calm, professional, serious.
DIANA: I came to Man's World all those years ago with a simple mission...
DIANA: World peace.
DIANA: And while I have used almost every weapon and tool at my disposal to strive towards this goal -- whether by sword and strength or by diplomacy and reason -- there is one I have neglected the full use of.
Panel 2: Flashback. A dirty cave acting as a hideout. Wonder Woman has a Middle Eastern terrorist leader tied up in her golden lasso. She is angry. He looks defeated.
DIANA (CAP): I am sure you have all heard what happened in Qurac...
DIANA: Tell me -- Tell us all why you founded this terrorist cell! Why you kill hundreds of innocents!
Panel 3: Flashback continued. Close on the terrorist leader. He looks down shamefully.
LEADER: I... It's not even about religion... I just want the power... To make people do what I say...
DIANA (CAP): I did it to demoralise him and his followers, but it occurred to me...
Panel 4: Present again. Close on Diana. As before, but slightly more melancholy.
DIANA: I am used to wars of honour. Fought for purpose. But there are so many in Man's World who simply use violence to further their own agendas.
DIANA: And so, I shall be using the greatest weapon in my arsenal -- Truth -- much more often in future.
Panel 5: Close on the members of the Security Council, looking slightly worried.
DIANA (O.P.): Starting with my allies.
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