A group of villain
s published by DC Comics
. The Female Furies
were created by Jack Kirby
and first appeared in Mister
The Female Furies are an elite band of fighters culled from the
toughest and most ruthless warriors in Granny Goodness's
orphanages. The all-female attack squad is used by both Granny Goodness
and the ruler of Apokolips, Darkseid.
Originally, the group was led Big Barda, but she fell in love with
Scott Free, the son of Inzya, the Highfather of New Genesis. She
followed him to Earth, and the Female Furies were sent to retrieve
Big Barda. After clashing with their former leader, the members
of the group agreed to aid Barda and returned with her and Free, who
had adopted the identity of Mister Miracle, to Apokolips to fight
for their freedom. The Female Furies eventually returned to the
service of Darkseid.
In more recent years, the Female Furies have clashed with the group
of villains-turned-government-agents known as the Suicide Squad in
an attempt to retrieve Glorious Godfrey after his failed attempt
to rid the Earth of all heroes. They have also clashed with the
Justice League, Supergirl, and Mister Miracle.
The members of the Female Furies apart from Big Barda include:
- Bernadeth: Sister of Darkseid's right hand man, Desaad.
Bernadeth leads the Female Furies after the departure of Big Barda.
She shares her brother's love of evil and pain and is a skilled leader
though she often clashes with fellow member Lashina. Bernadeth's
perferred weapon is the fahren knife, that causes those stabbed with
it to self-immolate from the inside out.
- Lashina: A powerhouse whose preferred weapons are the lashes that
adorn her costume. Lashina's lashes have a variety of effects.
Lashina is ambitions and desires the position of leader of the Female
Furies currently held by Bernadeth. When the Female Furies came
to free the Glorious Godfrey from the hands of the Suicide Squad,
Bernadeth attempted to kill Lashina. Lashina was knocked into
the swamp surrounding the Suicide Squad's headquarters. She later
returned to help the Squad calling herself Duchess and armed with
a high-powered, high caliber weapon of her own design. She stayed with
the Squad feigning amnesia, until she deemed the time was right. She
then kidnapped members of the Squad and returned to Apokolips to
gain her revenge on Bernadeth. Lashina killed Bernadeth, but
Bernadeth was resurrected by Darkseid. He then killed Lashina
to punish her for overstepping her bounds. He has since resurrected her.
- Mad Harriet: A psychopathic warrior, Mad Harriet spends
a good deal of her time inflicting pain on her victims and cackling.
Mad Harriet is armed with energy spikes that cover her fists, allowing
her to punch through nearly any substance or energy field.
- Stompa: Suited up with heavy metal gunboots, Stompa's main
attack is a kicking attack that is capable of leveling buildings. Not
the brightest member of the Female Furies, Stompa is rather direct
in her attacks, but effective none the less.
- Artemis: The most recent member of the Female Furies, Artemis
uses a bow armed with high energy arrows. She also employs a pack
of cybernetically enhanced hounds, to hunt and attack her prey