Bernadeth is a fictional extraterrestial goddess published by DC Comics. She first appeared in Mister Miracle vol. 1 #6 (February 1972), and was created by Jack Kirby.
Fictional character biography
Co-leader of the Female Furies
, Bernadeth wields a "fahren-knife" that burns her victims from the inside. As the sister of Darkseid
's servant, Desaad
, Bernadeth is both notorious and feared by the masses of Apokolips
. She was one of the first Furies to be recruited, Bernadeth hated being led by others. When Big Barda
left for Earth
to be with Mister Miracle
, Bernadeth saw this as a way to gain leadership herself. However, Darkseid rewarded Lashina
with leadership of the Furies. During a mission to retrieve Glorious Godfrey
, Bernadeth betrayed Lashina and left her on Earth. Because of this, Bernadeth was temporarily able to achieve leadership over the Furies. When Lashina returned to Apokolips with the Suicide Squad
, she snapped Bernadeth's neck after a long and fierce battle. Darkseid was appalled by the fact that Lashina brought outsiders to Apokolips, so he killed her and resurrected Bernadeth.
After Lashina was brought back to life, Bernadeth agreed to share the leadership. Bernadeth often avoids physical battles, but if necessary, she can go all out and fight with the best. In the past, she has battled Superman, Supergirl, and Young Justice, to name a few.
Recently on Apokalips, she was seen along with the rest of the furies testing Granny Goodness' newest recruit Precious. After Supergirl's capture Bernadeth, along with the rest of her teammates were defeated by Wonder Woman and Big Barda.
She appeared in both the Seven Soldiers: Mister Miracle mini-series, and in Hawkgirl.
She made a brief appearance in Countdown to Final Crisis #19, attempting (and failing) to stop Jimmy Olsen and Forager from escaping Apokolips. After they escaped, Bernadeth was confronted by a shadowy Infinity-Man.
Bernadeth appears in Birds of Prey #118, part of the "Dark Side Club" crossover. She creates drugs that helps Granny Goodness brainwash superheroes into fighting at the Dark Side Club arena. She also experiments on cell samples from the club's victims, and thereby was the first to learn that Black Alice was related to Misfit.
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