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Real Identity: Big Barda
Affiliations: Apokolips Magnet, Female Furies, and Super Hero High School
Appearances (TV Specials): Super Hero High
Appearances (Novels): Supergirl at Super Hero High and Batgirl at Super Hero High
Appearances (Books): Super Hero High School Yearbook
Appearances (Movies): Hero of the Year
Appearances (Webisodes): Hero of the Month: Lady Shiva, Spring Prison Break, and Body Electric
Appearances (Comics): Gimme a Summer Break and Summertime Madness
Powers/Skills: Enhanced Strength, Stamina, Armed Combat, and Unarmed Combat
Voiced By: Misty Lee
Big Barda was a member of Apokolips' Female Furies. She is a skilled close quarters combatant and is armed with the Mega Rod. After Granny Goodness, their leader, brought them to Earth, Big Barda easily defeated Supergirl with a blast of Kryptonite from her rod. Barda was about to strike her but Granny belayed her. Instead, Barda left the Kryptonite on the floor by Supergirl. Granny then empowered them with the Amethyst then took the school with a brainwashing frequency. Barda noticed the paintings in the office and asked if the students were allowed to make things of beauty. Granny thought they were a waste of time and had Barda, Stompa, and Artemiz keep post outside Principal Waller's office. Supergirl drew Barda away while Batgirl freed everyone with a De-Trancer. Supergirl led her through the Flight Track. Barda emerged covered in paint. Batgirl wrapped her up in a bola. Barda and her comrades were sent to the Belle Reve Penitentiary and Juvenile Detention Center. Before she was tossed into the Boom Tube, Barda sneaked a Super Hero High brochure on the floor between her wrist and cuff.
During Spring Break, Lashina attempted to free the Female Furies from Belle Reve. Frost and Katana were standing guard as part of a special assignment from Principal Waller after Lashina's plans were intercepted. Lashina placed an Agony Matrix on a prison guard named Brian and gave the supers two minutes to find him and save his life. Big Barda pounded on her cell to get Frost and Katana's attention. She claimed she knew how to disable to matrix but they suspected her intent. Barda admitted she liked Brian and he always gave her extra mashed potatoes. Katana sliced up the keypad to Barda's cell and freed her. While Barda and Katana went to work on saving Brian, Frost took on Lashina, Stompa, and Mad Harriet. Barda managed to free Brian but Lashina got away. Frost and Katana informed Waller of Barda's contribution.
Barda reformed and transferred from Apokolips Magnet to Super Hero High. She used to major in evil but put those bad days behind her to embrace the hero lifestyle. Darkseid had a zero tolerance for girls gone good and banished her from Apokolips for all time. Barda went to Super Hero High with whatever she had on her at the height of preparation for Hero of the Year. So she wouldn't be tardy on her first day, Barda spent Wednesday night looking where her classes were held. She checked her 8:30 class A.P. Weaponomics then her 9:30 Intro to Super Suits in Crazy Quilt's classroom. She was flagged as an intruder by Batgirl's Oracle program. Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Bumblebee, and Supergirl responded and attacked Barda. Barda dodged their attacks and attempted to call a truce. Wonder Woman stated she was going back to Belle Reve. Barda panicked and swing her Mega Rod. She accidentally broke the Wonder Shield. Principal Waller entered the room and explained Barda was a new student. She asked the girls to make her feel at home.
Wonder Woman fashioned a paper rose as an olive branch. The girls took Barda to her dorm room. Even though it was undecorated, Barda was in love with it. She attempted small talk and jokes but fell flat. The next day, Barda happened to walk past a meeting organized by Wonder Woman to schedule guard duty at the Amethyst. Lady Shiva took up a stance but Wonder Woman explained Barda was a student. Shiva remained suspicious and kept an eye on her. Wonder Woman assigned Barda to relieve Hawkgirl after her shift finished. Harley decided to take Barda on her tour of Super Hero High. Barda found Hawkgirl unconscious, knocked out after battle with Dark Opal. Later that day, Harley took Barda to the Capes & Cowls Cafe. While Barda was fighting in her sleep, a Shadow Demon stole the Mega Rod. It served as a component of Eclipso and Dark Opal's Scepter. On Saturday, Barda went on a walk but Shiva suspected she was trying to leave, an admission of guilt. Principal Waller dismissed Shiva and reminded her heroes served justice, not hunches.
Back outside, Barda noticed the flock of crows disturbed by Supergirl and Dark Opal's fight in the nearby forest. Barda ran to Supergirl's aid and punched him. Barda then raised her voice and yelled for help. Katana, Harley Quinn, and Poison Ivy arrived. The girls battled Opal and his Shadow Demons until Katana discovered their weakness was light. The Hero of the Year ceremony was broken up by the arrival of Eclipso and Dark Opal with their Scepter. Supergirl managed to destroy it with her heat vision. Barda recovered her Mega Rod and saved Shiva from several shadows. Barda declined Shiva owing her a favor and stated it's what friends do. Shiva was moved but Barda implored her to not tell anyone or she'd have to start going to birthday parties, hand out valentines, and help people move. In the post-Hero of the Year dinner at Kent Farm, Martha Kent's mashed potatoes were an instant hit with Big Barda. Jonathan Kent suggested to her to come over during the holidays when Martha went all out.
Martha liked that idea and invited both Barda and Lady Shiva to stay at the farm over the holiday break. Supergirl seconded the idea and recalled there was an extra bunk bed in the attic. They both accepted. They played Rock, Paper, Scissors for the top bunk. Barda was perplexed how Shiva won by beating her rock with paper. Some students still believed the saying, "Once a villain, always a villain," but Barda was determined to prove them wrong. She joined the Model United Planets Club and Citizens Helping Extraterrestrials Succeed Society (CHESS). Her CHESS buddy was Lady Shiva. After filming a segment for Lady Shiva's Hero of the Month reel, Barda went out on a girls night out with Shiva which turned out to be them fighting a gang of thugs in a street alley. Barda was voted "Bluntest Bludgeon" with her Mega Rod in the Super Hero High School Yearbook. Barda and Shiva accepted Supergirl's invite to spend the summer with her at the Kents in Smallville. Barda quickly called dibs on the top bunk and couldn't wait for more of Martha Kent's mashed potatoes.
Big Barda took to farm chores well and had fun doing them. Wonder Woman called Supergirl's phone but Barda accidentally dropped it in a pail of milk. Supergirl was too busy with chores anyway and taught the girls how to be gentle to chickens, respecting horses, leading sheep, and capturing ornery goats. Barda was shocked a horse dared to buck her.