Mattel's Wonder Woman doll is seen at the 114th North American International Toy Fair in New York City, U.S. February 21, 2017.
Mattel's Wonder Woman doll is seen at the 114th North American International Toy Fair in New York City, U.S. February 21, 2017. Reuters/Stephanie Keith

Ares and Zeus weren’t the only gods introduced in “Wonder Woman.” An Easter egg hidden in a non-English language spoken in the film suggests that Diana (Gal Gadot) was talking to a demigod.

Warning: Spoilers from the film are included below

In the film, Diana is introduced by Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) to his allies, which included Chief (Eugene Brave Rock), a Native American smuggler. As an Amazon, Diana is fluent in all human languages, including Blackfoot, Chief’s native tongue. They spoke in this language but the audience were not privy to their conversation because there were no subtitles included, unlike when Diana was speaking with Sameer (Said Taghmaoui) in various languages.

But those who speak Blackfoot understood that Diana was talking to a fellow demigod (Diana herself is a demigod being Zeus’ daughter). According to Indian Country Today’s Vincent Schilling (via Movie Pilot), Diana and Chief’s brief exchange was a revelation in itself that only a few movie-goers were fortunate to learn.

“What I didn’t expect was to be overcome with emotion when Eugene Brave Rock’s character ‘Chief’ met Wonder Woman, who was spectacularly portrayed by Gal Gadot. Why? His first words to her were in Blackfoot. Even better, he introduced himself as Napi, the Blackfoot demi-god who is known as a trickster and a storyteller. Congratulations, Indian country. We all get to share a secret moment in the ‘Wonder Woman’ movie. If you speak Blackfoot, the magic will surely be tenfold,” he wrote.

As Movie Pilot notes, Chief is the only person that Diana shook hands with. Several different people offered their hands to her, but she ignored all, save for Chief. This apparently reveals that Diana knew the gesture but was reserving it for someone special, perhaps someone as divine as her origin.

There’s no confirmation whether Chief is actually a Blackfoot demigod or just has the same name. According to Brave Rock, director Patty Jenkins gave him creative control over his character. And so it could be that it was the actor who included Napi in the script. But god or no god, Chief was a substantial and crucial addition to the cast.

The Blackfoot language is spoken by the Niitsitapi people living in the north-western plains of North America. Only one of its four dialects is spoken in the United States; the rest are spoken in Alberta, Canada, where Brave Rock hails from.

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