Barbara was forced to watch the assault by Doctor Cyber. Later on, Barbara was directly responsible for the creation of Genocide along with T.O. Hoping to betray Circe, Cheetah went to the Gotham City Grand Hotel trying to steal the goblet that Circe was going to use against the Amazons of Themyscira. When Minerva's research partner successfully found them and dug the two out of the cave in, aggressively, Dr. Minerva immediately murderer him and drank his blood to initiate the ritual to begin. Barbara refused, so Veronica ordered Colonel Poison's team, who had since closed in on Steve and Etta, to proceed with their attack. This template will categorize articles that include it into the "Suicide Squad members" category. While Priscilla was the original Cheetah, Barbara Ann Minerva is the one most Wonder Woman and DC fans … The Barbara Ann Minerva version isn’t supposed to be physically grotesque, as her mutation is a form of a curse gone wrong. Wonder Woman 1984 sets up two big villains, Maxwell Lord and Cheetah aka Barbara Minerva. [3], While in prison, still wracked with pain, Minerva was approached by a messenger of Circe. But our differences aside, she’s a kickass redhead with an awesome first name! The modern incarnations of Cheetah, Barbara Ann Minerva and Sebastian Ballesteros, were both granted supernatural abilities by Urzkartaga. [6], Five years after the creation of the Justice League, Cheetah was a member of the Secret Society of Super-Villains. [14], Veronica Cale's Godwatch team began their assault on Wonder Woman, and Barbara helped Diana, Steve and Etta Candy defend against Godwatch's forces. She was tasked, together with Black Manta, with the mission of killing Poseidon, thanks to one of the seven forces freed by the Source Wall's rupture, the Tear of Extinction, that Cheetah used on her claws. 2. Minerva was not deterred, however. Her life was immensely enriched by meeting Wonder Woman, a member of the Amazon culture she had been raised to admire, but when Wonder Woman laughed at her beliefs, Barbara decided to bring her down. [3] Lured to Happy Harbor alongside every other supervillain, she was in the audience when the Crime Syndicate revealed that they had killed the Justice League. Wonder Woman searched and asked her to surrender … [2], Disheartened by her failure, Barbara went on to teach archeology at a university. Born as the heiress of a vast fortune in Nottinghamshire, Barbara Minerva's life would change dramatically following an expedition she led into a dense African jungle. This project page needs to be cleaned up. After several strikes, Cheetah jumped over her and ran into a parking structure. She convinced Wonder Woman to let her into the Black Room, A.R.G.U.S.' This template will categorize articles that include it into the Clean Up task category. Some of her research was stolen by foreman Viktor Yakuvic. This template will categorize articles that include it into the "Wonder Woman Villains category.". Barbara's true origin is vastly different. This section of the history takes place during the New 52, between the events of Flashpoint and DC Rebirth. 1.2. Read further ahead to know more about Barbara’s character and how it has changed over the different generations of the DC … This template will categorize articles that include it into the "Wonder Woman Villains category.". Its heart is in a good place, it's just a little special. Secret Society of Super-Villains memberThis character is or was a member of the Secret Society of Super-Villains, a cadre of super-villains who band together to accomplish feats no one super-villain can do alone, in any of its various incarnations. Cheetah Form: Barbara is able to transform into the Cheetah, an ancient enemy of man. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Barbara Ann Minerva, also known as Cheetah, is the secondary antagonist of the 2020 DC Extended Universe film, Wonder Woman 1984.She is an American gemologist and friend of Diana Prince who obtained supernatural powers through a magical artifact called the Dreamstone. This character is or was primarily an enemy of Wonder Woman and the Amazons in any of her various incarnations. He guessed that the god was jealous of divided loyalties he perceived in Minerva and proclaimed that the only way she would be healed was to kill both Diana and the queen of Bana-Mighdall. She revealed to Wonder Woman that the island of Themyscira was divine in its nature instead of it being a physical place. 1. Knowing that Diana would soon figure out that she and Cheetah were one and the same, she left Chuma to poison the princess while she left for Africa. For the purposes of this particular expedition, we’re going to be focusing on Dr. Barbara Ann Minerva, who will soon be seen tearing it up with Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman 1984. This version of Minerva was lured by a promise of immortality to become the new guardian of an African tribe who is bestowed with the powers of a cheetah. Archaeologist Barbara Ann Minerva always had a reputation for going to any lengths to retrieve the artifacts she was after, no matter the risk. In the wake of the Graves Incident, Cheetah got a final piece of data necessary to track down a tribe in the Congo who had been the original custodians of the God-Killer Knife. Dr. Barbara Ann Minerva was a British archaeologist and heiress of a vast forune in Nottinghamshire who had garnered a reputation to go to any lengths to secure an artifact. Due to a grenade blast, Minerva and Chuma became trapped within the temple with no hope of surviving. Cheetah continued her attempt to kill Cale, but Wonder Woman continued to restrain her, until Cheetah broke down in tears at who and what she had become. She is a frequent villain of Wonder Woman. RELATED: DC's Year of the Villain: Godkill… She was subsequently chosen to join the "Suicide Squad", a black ops team of supervillains who worked for the American government. This template will categorize articles that include it into the "Secret Society of Super-Villains members" category. 1. As proof they offered signature items, including Wonder Woman's Lasso of Truth, which Cheetah immediately pocketed. Leaving a trail of bodies in her wake, Cheetah found the city of Bana-Mighdall, home of the rogue Amazons. Comic Book movies have been … She was defeated by Steve Trevor of A.R.G.U.S., who needed the Lasso as part of a plan to save the world. Unfortunately, heavy rains caused the cave to collapse. Once she reverted back to her human form, Minerva agreed to help Wonder Woman find her way back to Paradise Island. Prior to her transformation, Barbara was a gifted archeologist and close friend of Wonder Woman, until she was captured by the plant god Urzkartaga and imbued with the powers of the cheetah. Both villains were transformed into half-human, half-cheetah hybrids and were granted increased strength, speed, durability and senses, as well as razor-sharp claws capable of cutting even Wonder Woman's flesh. Who is Barbara Ann Minerva? While she once needed the potion of her plant god Urzkartaga to maintain it, with help from the witch Circe she can now take on a human appearance while retaining Cheetah form indefinitely. This character is or was an ally of Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman pursued her there. The Priscilla Rich version of Cheetah appeared in Challenge of the Super Friends, voiced by Marlene Aragon. After helping Diana settle into her role as Wonder Woman, Barbara was contacted by Veronica Cale, who offered to fund an expedition to Africa to investigate the plant god Urzkartaga. This character is or was primarily an enemy of the Justice League, in any of its various incarnations. In this version, Barbara Ann Minerva was … This template will categorize articles that include it into the "Legion of Doom members" category. Only on the night of the full moon, when she became her feral alter ego, was she strong again. [5] She was one of the villains deported to the Hell Planet during the events of Salvation Run, and has since rejoined the Secret Society of Super-Villains under the command of Libra during the Final Crisis. She was contacted by Etta Candy to help translate the unique dialect of Diana, who had recently arrived on U.S. But when she found Viktor's corpse and received nourishment from an old crone, she realized she had it backwards: the route was not where they migrated to, it was where they came from. Minerva survived the destruction of the city and was taken into custody. First Appearance 1. All hell broke loose that night and after killing Hellene and wounding Philippus, two Amazons, Cheetah fled. The most famous version of the character was introduced in 1987 and involved wealthy anthropologist Dr. Barbara Ann Minerva having her appearance completely change to that of … After the death of her mother, she became more and more introverted. Secret Society of Super-Villains III members, 164 Appearances of Barbara Ann Minerva (New Earth), 44 Images featuring Barbara Ann Minerva (New Earth), 5 Quotations by or about Barbara Ann Minerva (New Earth), Character Gallery: Barbara Ann Minerva (New Earth), https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Barbara_Ann_Minerva_(New_Earth)?oldid=2847413, Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls, Pages using DynamicPageList parser function, Using her superspeed, Cheetah once tried to sexually assault. We don't know how she got her powers, but we have a pretty good idea. Now a werecat struggling with the power bestowed upon her by an ancient god thirsting for blood, the Cheetah was just as powerful as Diana and possessed of murderous rage that the princess couldn't hope to cope with. Unfortunately, there was an unforseen side effect to her transformation. When Minerva reverted to human form, she was worse off than ever. Diana was worried for Barbara's safety and gave her a GPS beacon to contact her if she was in trouble, but Doctor Cyber deactivated it on Veronica Cale's orders. Claws: Cheetah possess razor sharp claws for cutting through the flesh of her prey. DC Database is a FANDOM Movies Community. [13] With the help of Steve's forces, Diana and Cheetah were able to kill Urzkartaga, freeing Barbara from the curse of the Cheetah. Cheetah Real name Barbara Ann Minerva Debut Wonder Woman v2 #8(September 1987) Created by Len WeinGeorge Pérez Affiliations Injustice LeagueSecret Society of Super Villains Abilities Powers and appearance of a cheetah, granted by the plant-god Urzkartaga, Superspeed Played by see In other media GALLERY Dr. Barbara Minerva was an archaeologist who had garnered a reputation to go to any … She had traced a route which she thought was the route the Amazons followed. Still inexperienced at fighting such a powerful adversary, Diana might have lost if not for the intervention of her friend, Dr. Kapatelis. If there's any version of Cheetah that holds the title of most vicious, it has to be her New Earth design first seen in Wonder Woman Vol 2 #7 back in 1987. The battle continued until Wonder Woman revealed to Cheetah that she was unable to locate Themyscira and needed her enemy's help. [8], A loyal soldier serving the Crime Syndicate's brief takeover, she led a gang of animal-themed villains called the Menagerie, who terrorized New York from a hideout in Central Park. Cheetah sought her revenge, breaking in to Cale's home and seriously wounding her. crisis, Minerva used two Khunds to steal the Lasso from Diana. 1.1. Dr. Barbara Ann Minerva was born in Nottinghamshire to a very rich and traditional family. In order to spare the lives of her friends, she agreed to accept the curse of the Cheetah once again and was transformed by Cale. The ritual had been intended to restore the health of an ailing woman, who was regarded as an avatar for their cheetah god. During their conversation, Cale urged Minerva to become the Cheetah once more, this time without Urzkartaga's control. She chased him around the Mediterranean, until she came to Tunisia. The native Urzkartagans ambushed them, with only Minerva and one other, Dr. Tom Leavens, escaping alive into a nearby river. The group home, Amazonia, was run along the lines of a cult, where the occupants were trained to view life as a hunt, and all other people as either competitors or prey. [18] After killing the Olympian, Cheetah took part in the retaking of the Totality inside the Hall of Justice, during the drowning of the Earth. Wonder Woman Vol 2 #7(August, 1987) The spell also allowed her to take on a human appearance while still being in full possession of her Cheetah powers. To distract Wonder Woman, Cale and Doctor Cyber staged disasters around the world. [9] A month later, Cheetah was hired by the billionaire activist John King to kill Green Arrow. DC Database is a FANDOM Movies Community. This instalment features Diana Prince standing against a new archenemy Cheetah or Barbara Ann Minerva. Superhuman Durability: Cheetah's physical durability is enough to withstand blows from the likes of Wonder Woman and Superman. Chuma obliged and performed the ceremony, but the native invaders returned, putting the survivors into danger once again. On her last day there, she killed her brother in a fight to the death, proving her worth to their sacred cause: retrieving the God-Killer Knife.[3]. [5] Barbara befriended Diana and taught her about the culture of mankind. Legion of Doom memberThis character is or was a member of the Legion of Doom, a team of supervillains culled together for the purpose of conquering the world and defeating the Super Friends, in any of its various incarnations. Before the ritual could be completed, an outside tribe attacked the village, slaughtering everyone but Chuma, who was saved by Minerva. This template will categorize articles that include it into the "Injustice League members" category. Under the guidance of her tutor, Ms. McLeod, she became interested in Greek mythology, especially the Amazons. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The Barbara Ann Minerva version of Cheetah appeared in Justice League animated series and Justice League Unlimited, voiced by actress Sheryl Lee Ralph. Mercilessly, the Minerva attacked the native tribe, slaughtering and devouring them all before she reverted back to human form. Who is Cheetah?Barbara Ann Minerva was an archaeologist who was transformed into a beast by an ancient ritual. 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