It's what you feel for your little ones. The fear for their safety... and the happiness that they're here with you. It's need... and want... for something to care for you as you care for them. It's knowing that someone does care. Love... is being loved. Everyone needs love... especially the strong... especially those who fear it most!
~ Big Barda.
Hag!! You taught me how to hate! But you couldn't teach me whom to hate!!
~ Big Barda to Granny Goodness.
I saw another way to live. And as Aurelie died in my arms, she reminded me of it. I started thinking about all the times that I had been touched when I didn't want to be. Or been leered at. Or been overlooked. Or made to feel invisible.
~ Prime Earth Big Barda.

Big Barda is a fictional character and superheroine (but sometimes seen as a villain) from DC comics, and is a New God a former Female Fury and later wife of Scott Free a.k.a Mister Miracle. Originally groomed by Granny Goodness to be a disciple and soldier for Darkseid, Barda fell in love with Mister Miracle, and decided to become a hero. Afterward, she became a member of the Justice League of America, and the Birds of Prey.

She was created by the late Jack Kirby, and first appeared in Mister Miracle #4 in October of 1971.

Biography

Barda is a New God, a race of cosmic entities that have been waging war on Earth. She was raised on the cruel and destructive planet Apokolips and trained to be commander to the Female Furies, an all-female team of super-powered mercenaries that serve Darkseid.

Barda and Scott met shortly before his escape from Apokolips. Scott's gentle nature and free spirit inspired Barda to defect from Apokolips and follow him to Earth. They later married and joined the Justice League. There aren't too many people that can get close to Big Barda, but the ones who do often manage to see beyond her hard exterior lies a woman longing for the simple life.

Big Barda, along with many other New Gods, was killed by the Infinity Man, Darkseid's brother. Mister Miracle, distraught at losing his one true love, sought revenge on her killer, only to die in vain. She was later shown reincarnating on a parallel Earth along with several other New Gods.

Portrayals

Films

  • In Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, she was voiced by Julianne Grossman.

Television

  • In Batman Beyond, she was voiced by Farrah Forke.
    • Forke reprised her voice for the character in Justice League Unlimited.
  • In Batman: The Brave and the Bold, she was voiced by Diane Delano.
    • Delano reprised her voice the character in Lego DC Super-Villains.
  • In DC Super Hero Girls, she was voiced by Misty Lee, who also voiced Camilla in Fire Emblem Heroes, Polar in the Crash Bandicoot series, and Tawna Bandicoot in Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled.
  • In Justice League Action, she was voiced by Laura Post, who also voiced Diana Cavendish in Little Witch Academia.
  • In Young Justice, she was voiced by Grey Griffin, who voices Daphne Blake in the Scooby-Doo franchise, and also voiced Frankie Foster in Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Mandy in The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Sam Manson in Danny Phantom, and Catwoman in the Arkhamverse and the Injustice series.

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Trivia

  • Jack Kirby based Big Barda's apperance on Lainie Kazan.
  • Ranked 75th in Comics Buyer's Guide's "100 Sexiest Women in Comics" list in 2011.

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