Taking a break from regularly sad wondertrev posting to say, that I don’t understand why some people think that Diana and Steve Trevor falling in love as fast as they did is wholly unrealistic or rushed.
This is just one/my opinion, but I don’t think it was at all… the romance in Wonder Woman was like 10 percent of the over-all film and mostly in the third act when there was a temporary pause in their battle where they could analyze their feelings. It was initiated by Diana who had full autonomy in their love scene (it’s up for debate if they slept together or just cuddled), and it was her who set the pace of how fast or slow they went when she invited him into her room. Is it unrealistic to know you’re in love with someone after only knowing them for two weeks? I don’t know tbh, it’s rare, possibly? But I’m also a firm believer in when you know, you know. Either wayDiana and Steve Trevor didn’t exactly meet in the best of circumstances to truly dwell too long on their feelings and do the whole back-and-forth act that we’re all exhausted watching from our other OTPs on our favorite shows, there wasn’t any time for that (that was always obvious, I think)
I guess my point is, if you can find one (because this probably reads like a mess), Steve Trevor was going to die and he knew that, so why not tell Diana how he felt about her before inevitably giving his life to his mission, then regretting he never got the chance too in mid-air?
I doubt falling in love with her at the end of the day was ever the plan, certainly not, it just happened–such is life (or movie cannon). In spite of them falling in love however, they never lost sight of their mission and goal of ending the war/stopping Ares was always clear. At the end of the day, Diana did something very human, and that was just falling in love (”it’s not about what you deserve it’s about what you believe, and I believe in love,” that whole bit) and even though she didn’t have the chance to say it back I doubt she’d still be missing Steve 100 years later if she hadn’t felt so deeply for him.
I’d like to believe that the reason that the Amazons have the most EXTRA fighting style in existence is because they’re a warrior people with no war to fight so instead of just doing basic training like normal people, Antiope is like, “And now I’m going to teach you how to BACKFLIP off of a MOVING HORSE,” because they have to fill their time somehow.