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Real Identity: Big Barda
Affiliation(s): Justice League Unlimited
Appearanced (STAS): Apokolips...Now! Part Two
Appearances (BB): The Call Part One and Part Two
Appearances (JLU): The Ties that Bind
Appearances (JLI Comics): The Mirror Crack'd and The Mirror Crack'd Part Seven
Powers: Enhanced Strength, Armed Combat, and Unarmed Combat
Voiced By: Farrah Forke
Big Barda was one of many children raised by Granny Goodness and became a powerful warrior. She met one of Granny Goodness' other charges, Scott Free. The two fell in love and fled Apokolips and later married. Barda's primary weapon, the Mega Rod has many applications. She has used it as a short range weapon, a long range blaster and a mode of transportation. Barda also dons aero-discs that give her flight, courtesy of the New Gods. She also possesses super strength and combat training experience.
Barda and Free spend their time on Earth with Free's friend Oberon and on New Genesis among the New Gods, enemies of Apokolips. While on Earth, Scott Free engages in death defying stunts. Granny Goodness took advantage of one such session and kidnapped Oberon. She blackmailed Free into extracting Kalibak from Apokolips' X-Pit, which would guarentee Goodness' ascension to power. Barda and Free went to the Justice League Unlimited for help. They were refused by J'onn Jonzz, who spoke of the greater good in allowing the Apokoliptian civil war to rage on in a stalemate. The cost of Oberon's life infuriated Barda. Without authorization, the Flash offered his aid. The three managed to escape the X-Pit with Kalibak. Flash later convinced J'onn Jonzz to take part and save Oberon. She relished the chance to clock Granny Goodness before departing Apokolips.
At some point after Darkseid and Lex Luthor vanished from Earth with the Anti-Life Equation, Big Barda joined the League along with Mister Miracle. They attended Flash's surprise birthday party at the Metrotower. Granny Goodness and Kalibak boomed into the party and attempted to destroy the League in order to earn the support of Apokolips and take the throne. Mister Miracle had a plan and asked Big Barda to tell the rest of the League to take cover. Barda was not a fan of retreating but he insisted. Miracle used his Mother Box to trace the Boom Tubes used by Granny Goodness and Big Barda, reversed their polarities, and sucked them and their forces back through their tubes to Apokolips. At first, nothing happened and Barda pointed that out. Miracle quipped she had an infinite array of admirable qualities that he loved. The Boom Tubes appeared and pulled the villains back to Apokolips. Barda attended the celebration on the Watchtower after the Multiverse crisis ended. She left to help fight Grodd in Washington DC.
50 years later, Barda remains on the JLU as a member. However, Barda still retained her bold attitude and hot temper. She has a close friendship with fellow JLU member, Warhawk. Barda was distrustful of the sudden induction of the Batman, Terry McGinnis. He later proved his worth by helping repell the attempted takeover by Starro and managed to change Barda's opinion of him. but when he proved his valor by helping repell the takeover by Starro, she changed her mind about him.