19 Facts About Big Barda


Big Barda is an antihero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.

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Big Barda is a member of the race known as the New Gods, and was born on Apokolips about 250 years ago.

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However, during a raid, Big Barda meets Scott Free, Darkseid's adopted son, and, sensing a peace about him, falls in love.

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Scott and Big Barda are married by Scott's birth father, the Highfather of New Genesis.

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Big Barda led a JLA mission to rescue her husband after he was lost in space.

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Big Barda perishes, but is reborn via Scott's temporary access to great cosmic power.

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Big Barda has served as a member of the JLA in her own right as well.

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Big Barda accompanies Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman to Apokolips to rescue Supergirl from Darkseid's clutches, and accepts an invitation from Oracle to become the heavy-hitter on the Birds of Prey.

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Big Barda is killed in the first issue of Death of the New Gods; her funeral occurs in the second issue of the series.

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Big Barda had been slaughtering all the 'New Gods' in the name of restarting a new age of deities.

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Big Barda is a New God, a race of genetically enhanced beings who evolved godly abilities from their proximity to the Source.

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In combat, Big Barda wears Apokoliptian battle armor, which enhances her already impressive durability.

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Big Barda appears in the limited series Kingdom Come by Mark Waid and Alex Ross, which is set in an alternate future timeline of DC continuity.

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In JLA: Another Nail, Big Barda becomes a Green Lantern Corps member, although her power ring having fused to her Mother Box has made her a rather unusual Green Lantern.

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Big Barda appears in DC's Batman Beyond comics that were loosely based on the animated series: Justice League Beyond and Superman Beyond: Man of Tomorrow, where, as in the animated series, she belongs to the Justice League during the tenure of Terry McGinnis as Batman.

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Chapter 3 gives an origin story for Big Barda similar to her canonical mainstream comic book continuity storyline, but sets the events later so that in the Beyond universe she was born later and didn't join the Justice League until Superman had already visibly aged and begun wearing the black and white costume he sports in the Beyond stories.

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Big Barda's backstory is later revealed in the Bombshells United follow-up, where it is shown that she was once a member of the Female Furies on Apokolips.

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Big Barda appears alongside a gender-bent version of Mr Miracle in the comic book series Ame-Comi Girls.

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In Dark Multiverse: Flashpoint world of the Dark Multiverse Big Barda appears in one panel as the ruler of Apokolips with her followers chanting "Barda Is".

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