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Bernadeth wields her fahren-knife, which is capable of burning her enemies from the inside.
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, Sovereign Seven, 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.
Most recently, she appeared in both the Seven Soldiers: Mister Miracle mini-series, and in Hawkgirl.
Desaad is Bernadeth's brother.
First Appearance: Mister Miracle (1971) #6
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Action Comics (1938)
Annual 13 Adventures of Superman (1987)
- 'Father Box/A Father's Box'HC
- 'Superman: The Black Ring, Volume 2'TPB
- 'Superman: The Black Ring, Volume 2'
#518 Countdown (2007)
- 'The Armagetto Run!'
DC Universe: Origins (2009)
TPB Firestorm: The Nuclear Man (2006)
- 'DC Universe: Origins'
#33 Guardians of Metropolis (1994)
- 'Old Gods and New'#34
- 'The Chaos Equation'
#3 Harley Quinn (2000)
- 'All This And World War II !'#4
- 'Race the Devil!'
#3 Harley Quinn: Our Worlds at War (2001)
- 'Welcome to the Party'
#1 Hawkgirl (2006)
- 'Our Fighting Forces'
#61 Jack Kirby's Fourth World (1997)
- 'Weapon of Choice'#62
- 'Death Hawk!'
#5 Martian Manhunter (1998)
- 'A Choice Of Gods'#6
#33 Mister Miracle (1971)
- 'In My Life, Part One'
TPB Mister Miracle (1989)
- 'Jack Kirby's Fourth World'#6
- 'Funky Flashman'#8
- 'The Battle Of The Id'#10
- 'The Mister Miracle To Be'#11
- 'The Greatest Show Off Earth!'#12
#1 New Gods (1984)
- 'Be It Ever So Humble'#17
- 'Fury Hath No Females Like Apokolips'#18
- 'Apokolips Then and Now'
#6 New Gods Secret Files (1998)
- 'Darkseid and Sons/Even Gods Must Die (Armegetto)'
Resurrection Man (1997)
Rogues Gallery (1996)
Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman [II] (2014)
Seven Soldiers: Mister Miracle (2005)
Sovereign Seven (1995)
#1 Suicide Squad (1987)
- 'It was a Dark and Stormy Night...'#27
- 'Mother's Day'
#24 Superboy & The Ravers (1996)
- 'Like Damocles' Sword'#25
- 'Whom the Gods Would Destroy!'
#14 Supergirl (1996)
- 'Genesis Suicide Squad'
#27 Superman (1996)
- 'Hell Hath No Furies'#29
- 'Small Change'
#6 Superman & Savage Dragon: Metropolis (1999)
- 'Darkseid - Die Dunkle Seite Der Macht'
Superman Adventures (1996)
#66 Superman/Batman (2003)
- 'Power Play! Part Two'
#9 Superman/Supergirl: Maelstrom (2009)
- 'The Supergirl from Krypton, Part Two: Visitor'#11
- 'The Supergirl from Krypton, Part Four: Prisoner'#12
- 'The Supergirl from Krypton, Part Five: Traitor'
#4 Terror Titans (2008)
- 'Maelstrom, Part 4'#5
- 'Maelstrom, Part 5'
#3 The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
- 'Terror Titans, Part Three: Daddy Issues'#4
- 'Terror Titans, Part Four: Shock and Awe'#5
- 'Terror Titans, Part Five: The Great Destroyer'#6
- 'Terror Titans, Part Six: One Second to Midnight'
HC The Fourth World Gallery (1996)
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia: Updated And Expanded'HC
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia'
nn Unlimited Access (1997)
- 'Jack Kirby's Fourth World Gallery'
#2 Who's Who in the DC Universe (1990)
- 'Let's Do The Time Warp Again!'#4
- 'Combined Forces'
#13 Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
- 'Arkham Asylum To Star Sapphire'
#8 Wonder Girl (2007)
- 'Fatal Five to Garguax'
#2 Young Justice (1998)
- 'Part 2: Hercules Unbound'#3
- 'Part 3: Furies Unleashed'#4
- 'Part 4: Enter the Olympian'#5
- 'Part 5: Clash of the Titans'#6
- 'Conclusion: World of Wonders'
Female Furies (DC)
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