A hero published by DC Comics
. Big Barda
was created by
and first appeared in Mister Miracle #1
Big Barda was taken as a young child from her mother Big Breeda
and raised in one of Granny Goodness's orphanages. Barda grew
stronger than most of the other "orphans' in Granny's care, and
so was taken and trained for battle. Eventually, Barda became
part of a group of hand-picked warriors answerable only to
Granny Goodness and the ruler of Apokolips himself, Darkseid.
The group was called the Female Furies and soon after joining
Big Barda was given leadership of the group.
Big Barda possesses incredible strength and invulnerability. She
is an excellent tactician and a ruthless opponent. Barda is clothed
in an armored costume that adds an additional layer of protection for
her. Barda's weaopon of choice is the mega rod, which possesses
the ability to fire powerful force blasts, negate or increase gravity
for a chosen target, and open transdimensional pathways known as
boom tubes that allow instant access across space and dimensions.
Big Barda led the Female Furies for a time until she met and
befriended Scott Free, the son of the leader of New Genesis.
With the help of the New God Metron and Big Barda,
Scott Free escaped to Earth and took up the identity of Mister
Miracle. Big Barda followed soon after to be with Free and
was pursued by her teammates in the Female Furies. The Furies
fought their former leader for a time, but soon were convinced to
help Big Barda and Mister Miracle return to Apokolips to
win their freedom. The Female Furies eventually returned to work
Big Barda and Mister Miracle were married and eventually grew
tired of the super-hero business and tried to settle down in a
small town. They were continually drawn back into the world of
costumed heroes and eventually returned to New Genesis to live
with Scott's father, the Highfather Inzya.
Big Barda returned to Earth for a time in the company of the
son of Darkseid, the violent hero Orion. The two were sent
to help defend Earth against Darkseid's plots and joined forces
with the Earth's premiere super hero team, the Justice League.